1MW-weekend

Weekend Challenge: Have a Little Heart

Can I just say how much I hate the latest version of the LJ app before I get started? It is completely useless and incomprehensible. I need to give them feedback. I just tried to post this entry via the app and it shafted me. I don't understand the stupid app and it isn't fit for purpose.

Now, that out of my way, lets get on with the challenge (which I now have to rewrite in full via the online version in my tiny phone screen all one-finger-typed and all)!

I was talking with my son yesterday about songs with HEART in the title, so it made me think that was a great subject for our Weekend Challenge this time around!

I have a bunch of songs, some quotes, and some random things featuring hearts to offer as prompts. Comment here if you'd like song, quote or random, or any combination (eg. 2 songs, 3 random), or one of all three, and I'll hand you some prompts!

Use any or all of your prompts to create something (200+ words or 2+ graphics) by midnight on Thursday in your time zone and I'll reward you with an icon or a drabble of some kind in return. I can't in all honesty say I could add to a WIP right now as that seems to have dried up for me, but I could offer to crochet a row of the baby blanket I'm currently making in your honour if you don't want an icon or drabble!

Link your creation here so we can all see (if you want) or just comment back here to tell me about it.

Come on down and get your HEART prompts here!
Justified
  • cmk418

Word Skirmishes Today?

I'm going to be running 4 timed-writing rounds today starting at 11am CDT. Would love for folks to join in.

If this is your first time doing a timed writing, it works like this:
1. Gather prompts together
2. Sit down at your computer
3. Come back to this post. At the beginning of each round, there is a comment that says "Start of Round X". You may want to set a timer of your own.
4. Type like crazy
5. At the end of the round, there will be a comment that says "End of Round X". Reply to that comment with your word count for that round. All words are good words. We don't keep score and we're here to cheer you on. On the final round, if you want to total up your words for the session, that's great too.
SIDE NOTE: You don't have to be here for the full session. If your schedule only allows you to participate in a round or two, that's fine.

So I hope to see you back here around 11am CDT for some writing.

The schedule for today:
Round 1: 11-11:25am CDT
Round 2: 11:30-11:55am CDT
Round 3: 12:05-12:30pm CDT
Round 4: 12:35-1pm CDT
Hawaii Five 0::Steve Danny::where are yo

Word of the Day 07/03/20 Outdoor

Outdoor (adjective)
outdoor [ out-dawr, -dohr ]


adjective
1. Also outdoors. characteristic of, located, occurring, or belonging outdoors: an outdoor barbecue; outdoor sports.
2. outdoorsy.

WORDS RELATED TO OUTDOOR
rustic, outside, casual, free, garden, healthful, informal, invigorating, mountain, natural, patio, picnic, unrestricted, woods, yard, alfresco, hilltop, out-of-doors

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1740–50; out- + door

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR OUTDOOR
Stetson returned east in 1865 and created his own hat company, which produced high-quality hats made for outdoor use.
MY LOVE LETTER TO THE STETSON|MARK MCKINNON|DECEMBER 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST

I watch football, basketball, and hockey on TV and sometimes “The Bass Pros” on Outdoor Channel.
UP TO A POINT: THEY MADE ME WRITE ABOUT LENA DUNHAM|P. J. O’ROURKE|DECEMBER 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST

He plants himself on an outdoor couch, stirs Nesquik into a mug, and leans forward.
A BELGIAN PRINCE, GORILLAS, GUERRILLAS & THE FUTURE OF THE CONGO|NINA STROCHLIC|NOVEMBER 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST

“Our founder Juliet Lowe knew about outdoor education, for the girls to learn leadership, to work in a group,” says Sheppard.
SHOULD GIRL SCOUTS GO BACK TO BASICS?|WILL DOIG|OCTOBER 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST

In short, the wilderness skills and outdoor abilities that the founding mothers intended.
SHOULD GIRL SCOUTS GO BACK TO BASICS?|WILL DOIG|OCTOBER 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The author is one of the most successful teachers of outdoor science in this country.
COMMON SCIENCE|CARLETON W. WASHBURNE

The ideal arrangement, from the writer's viewpoint, would be about an equal division of time between indoor and outdoor study.
THE ECONOMIC ASPECT OF GEOLOGY|C. K. LEITH

I came to Minnesota with a determination to lead an outdoor life as my lungs were giving me much trouble.
OLD RAIL FENCE CORNERS|VARIOUS

I refer to the city home, the city hospital, the poor houses, the tuberculosis camp and outdoor relief.
CHARITIES AND THE COMMONS: THE PITTSBURGH SURVEY, PART I: THE PEOPLE|VARIOUS

And that's why I liked this scheme; it was so full of outdoor air and landscapes and easy money.
THE GENTLE GRAFTER|O. HENRY

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Drive by snail

A to Z Challenge

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet.
2) Get all 26 by January 15th and win a banner!

It’s that easy.
And perk – It’s the alphabet you know what’s coming if you want to get ahead of it. There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

Like the Numbers challenge, if you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone give me an

A

Hawaii Five 0::Steve & Joan

Word of the Day 07/02/20 Independence

Independence (noun)
in·de·pend·ence [in-di-pen-duhns]
(previously 07-04-13)

noun
1. Also, independency. the state or quality of being independent.
2. freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
3. Archaic. a competency.

OTHER WORDS FROM INDEPENDENCE
in·ter·in·de·pend·ence, noun
post·in·de·pend·ence, adjective
pre·in·de·pend·ence, noun
su·per·in·de·pend·ence, noun

WORDS RELATED TO INDEPENDENCE
autonomy, ability, self-determination, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, separation, sovereignty, self-government, self-rule, aptitude, autarchy, qualification, license

SYNONYMS FOR INDEPENDENCE
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. See freedom.

Origin: 1630–40; independ(ent) + -ence

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
1MW-fancy

Weekend Challenge Volunteers for July-Dec 2020

Hi everyone, it's your errant mod, H, here. I know I'm not always onto things, but I've just realised that I'm supposed to be running the last scheduled Weekend Challenge this week, which is no problem, but what that means is we don't have anyone scheduled for next weekend or beyond!

So... can anyone who would like to volunteer to tackle this challenge in the months ahead comment here now!

- You can do any number of weekends from 1 to 4 (more if we don't have many volunteers).
- You run them how you see fit on whatever topic/s you like.
- You can offer rewards if you like, and adding words to a WIP is as good as any other reward, in my opinion!
- The challenge post needs to go up on Friday night your time (at the latest, but Friday morning is good too).
- Weekend Challenges are up to be filled until the following Thursday midnight your time.

When you comment to volunteer, please let me know:
1. How many times you can run it.
2. Any weekends you can't do.
3. If you will need reminding.

Once I have a bunch of you listed, I will draw up the new schedule and post it here.

And if I have any volunteers who'd like to do the weekend after next (i.e posting for Fri 10 July), please let me know in your comment!

Thanks everyone - you guys rock! ;-)
Hawaii Five 0::Steve & Danny::TY

Word of the Day 07/01/20 Constitution

Constitution (noun)
constitution [ kon-sti-too-shuh n, -tyoo- ]


noun
1. the system of fundamental principles according to which a nation, state, corporation, or the like, is governed.
2. the document embodying these principles.
3. (initial capital letter) Constitution of the United States.
4. the way in which a thing is composed or made up; makeup; composition: the chemical constitution of the cleanser.
5. the physical character of the body as to strength, health, etc.: He has a strong constitution.
6. Medicine/Medical, Psychology. the aggregate of a person's physical and psychological characteristics.
7. the act or process of constituting; establishment.
8. the state of being constituted; formation.
9. any established arrangement or custom.
10. Archaic. character or condition of mind; disposition; temperament.

OTHER WORDS FROM CONSTITUTION
an·ti·con·sti·tu·tion, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO CONSTITUTION
structure, nature, charter, code, legislation, custom, form, habit, character, frame, temperament, physique, habitus, vitality, temper, content, construction, formation, architecture, disposition

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English constitucion edict, ordinance < Anglo-French < Latin constitūtiōn- (stem of constitūtiō). See constitute, -ion

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Welcome to the July Daily Count Challenge!

Behind the cut you will find a list of everyone participating in the Daily Count Challenge and their day. I'm 99% certain I got everyone who signed up and put them on the correct days, but if I missed up, or a day doesn't work out, comment to this entry and let me know.

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Every Tuesday night I will put up a reminder post for the next week. If someone forgets to post that they've done their writing for the day, the next person will know it's their turn and can post after they've done their writing.

For example, it's 05 July and agdhani hasn't made a post saying that they've done their daily writing, on 06 July, cmk418 can post when they've done their writing to keep things moving on.

I think I've covered everything, but if not, please let me know.