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Weekend Challenge: Words of foolishness

Hey everyone! *waves* Saturday is April the First, or April Fool's Day to some of us. I have a foolish husband, in fact - a man born on April Fool's Day! So while my family and I will be out celebrating that with him, I have a choice for you:

Quotes about a fool or fools to inspire your inner idiot (or not!).

Use them in your fic; use them to inspire something foolish, or conversely, wise! It matters not; just find something in it to be creative with!
(I have 30 of these)


Foolish newspaper headlines (i.e. who the heck thought these headlines were a good idea?).

These are real newspaper headlines, (or slightly shortened versions in some cases), and if you can, hit the crack angle on these! If that's not your thing, feel free to use any of the words in your headline in any way you like.
(I have 25 of these)

Give me a number or several and let me know which list (or both!) you want your prompt/s from. I will dole them out as I see the comments! Oh, and if you don't like something I give you - I will warn some of the headlines have sexual innuendo - if you're not comfortable with one of those, I'll happily swap for something less suggestive if you prefer.

Create at least 100 words for an icon of your choosing from yours truly, or go for something over 500 words and I'll try to come up with something bigger - either words, 5 icons or something else of your choosing. Failing that, kick me to write words on one of my many languishing WIPs.

Most of all, have fun! ;-)


( 26 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 31st, 2017 11:52 am (UTC)
16 for both lists please :D
Mar. 31st, 2017 11:59 am (UTC)
Of course! Try these out:

Quote: I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing - Jonathan Swift

Headline: Australian Army vehicle goes missing after being painted with camouflage

Good luck!
Apr. 1st, 2017 10:04 pm (UTC)
Title: here is a sing song of all the things you make me think of by crookedspoon
Fandom: Injustice: Gods Among Us
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Dinah Lance/Oliver Queen/Harleen Quinzel, Pamela Isley/Harleen Quinzel, Joker (DCU)/Harleen Quinzel
Characters: Harley Quinn, Oliver Queen, Dinah Lance
Additional Tags: Memories, Polyamory, Polyshipping Day 2017
Summary: Harley loves the spring, with its colors and feelings of love it brings out in everyone.
Apr. 1st, 2017 11:24 pm (UTC)
Go, you! Fantastic! Now, what can I do for you as a reward?
Apr. 2nd, 2017 07:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D Since I can't think of anything I want right now, would you do me the honour of picking the WIP most dear to you and adding some words, say whatever is your average during a half hour writing sprit? Whatever seems reasonable to you at the moment :D
Mar. 31st, 2017 11:59 am (UTC)
give me the last one in each list please :)

gonna try to work on an rp bit over the weekend, and see if I can't fit several of these prompts I owe into it...should be a fun challenge :D
Mar. 31st, 2017 12:02 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan! Good luck with these two:

Quote: Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself - Charlie Chaplin

Headline: Missing woman unwittingly joins search party looking for herself
Mar. 31st, 2017 12:31 pm (UTC)
One of each, please - give me your favorites!
Apr. 1st, 2017 06:14 am (UTC)
OK! Here you go (sorry for the delay!):

Quote: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt - Abraham Lincoln

Headline:Porn star sues over rear-end collision

Have fun with these!
Mar. 31st, 2017 12:53 pm (UTC)
May I have #9 of each please?

(I swear to all that's holy, this screams a certain someone's name!)
Apr. 1st, 2017 06:16 am (UTC)
You may! (and it certainly does!)

Quote: You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time - Abraham Lincoln

Headline:City unsure why the sewer smells
Apr. 13th, 2017 03:29 am (UTC)
I'm only like two weeks late but um... here ya go. Some pre-relationship hot messery out of Zayne.

Just a Fool
Apr. 27th, 2017 09:15 pm (UTC)
You are wonderful! I will write words in a WIP in your honour as soon as I get a chance (sorry for the slow reply here!)

Apr. 27th, 2017 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And considering it took me so long to actually FILL THE PROMPT it's not like I can complain about a slow reply, eh? :)
Mar. 31st, 2017 12:56 pm (UTC)
My brother and sister in law's wedding was on April 1st--it will be their 22nd wedding anniversary :):)

Can I have #13 in both?
Apr. 1st, 2017 06:18 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary to them!

And of course you may:

Quote: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it - W. C. Fields

Headline:Oregon man changes name to Captain Awesome
Apr. 2nd, 2017 02:43 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo, a 365 word Smallville drabble:

A Preposterous Plan
Apr. 27th, 2017 09:14 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I will write words in a WIP in your honour as soon as I get a chance (sorry for the slow reply here!)

And I know you're on it for the May challenge, so I won't worry about that either - start as soon as you're ready once we hit May! ;-)
Apr. 28th, 2017 01:43 am (UTC)
I'm getting myself organized--WOO HOO!!
Mar. 31st, 2017 03:32 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to your husband! My brother-in-law's birthday is April 1.

Could I get 17 from each list? Thank you!
Apr. 1st, 2017 06:19 am (UTC)
Thanks! And a happy birthday to your BIL!

Here you go:

Quote: Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it - Henry David Thoreau

Headline:Man accused of killing lawyer receives a new attorney
Mar. 31st, 2017 04:35 pm (UTC)
Hee... I like this challenge, good idea. I'd take #23 for each, please - and a second headline of your choice, if you would.
Apr. 1st, 2017 06:22 am (UTC)
Glad you like it! Of course, you may have as many as you need!

Here you are:

Quote:It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Headline 1:Threat disrupts plams to meet about threats

Headline 2:Crack found in man's buttocks
Apr. 2nd, 2017 06:42 pm (UTC)
Gonna crosspost this to several challenges cause I fit a bunch of back-owed things into it.

This is the second chapter of a rp wip...no idea where it is going, but I'm gonna have fun with it.

Fandom: currently The Guest & Legion...
Rating: PG for a little bit of language
Characters: In this part, only David

Apr. 24th, 2017 10:08 pm (UTC)
WOOHOO! What reward can I offer? (Sorry for the late reply!)
Apr. 24th, 2017 10:10 pm (UTC)
as its probably the easiest to fit in around your schedule at the moment...I vote for adding more words to one of your current projects :D
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