December 27th, 2014

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Word of the Day 12/27/14 Rubricate

Rubricate (verb)
rubricate [roo-bri-keyt]

verb (used with object), rubricated, rubricating.
1. to mark or color with red.
2. to furnish with or regulate by rubrics.

Origin: 1560-70; < Late Latin rūbrīcātus (past participle of rūbrīcāre to color red), equivalent to rūbrīc (a) red ocher (see rubric ) + -ātus -ate

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
  • haldoor

Last Weekend Challenge of the Year!

Hi everyone, I hope you've had fun with all the weekend challenges this year! This is our last one for 2014, and I have shamelessly stolen the idea from something thtwzjustadream did recently!

Dreamy gave us this alternate casting of the movie 'Closer' with a changed movie poster, a short synopsis and a few quotes from the movie.

So, for this challenge, you have two choices: you can either pick your own movie and recast it with whomever you like, or you can give me a number from 1 to 100 and I will give you a movie from a list of Top 100 movies, and you can recast it as you like.

When you get your movie, you can then photoshop a movie poster; redesign it completely from scratch with your new cast; you can add in quotes; rewrite or alter a scene to make it work with your cast, or anything else to do with your recast movie that will give us words or pictures! Make it slashy if you want, or change it to a rom-com, turn it completely upside down or play it straight - all ideas are acceptable!

Join in, and get in some more much-needed words and graphics for the last month of 2014!

And for everyone who gives me something, I will offer up a drabble or so, or an icon in a fandom of your choice (or no fandom if you like) as a reward (my list of fandoms is here!) And because this is the last weekend challenge of the year, I'm extending the deadline to the 31st - so get your entry in by midnight your time on the 31st, and I'll get on those rewards as soon as I can! ;-)
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  • haldoor

Birthday Challenge for 2015

Okay, we've had some discussions about this already, so I'm going to go with what I'm hoping will work for the year. I had a bit of a brainwave the other night and I'm thinking that this may be the best option, since it can be difficult to do what is the best option for everyone. A lot of you liked the idea of matching people up and giving everyone a few other people's birthdays to create for, so this is an adaption of that.

The way I am going to work it is like this: You sign up here using the format below. List out your favourite fandoms you like to read/follow or otherwise want something created in. Everyone who signs up will then get the opportunity to come back and pick out up to as many others that they would personally like to make gifts for during the year.

PICK THEM OUT & COMMENT AT THIS LINK! The linked post has screened answers, so that only K and I will see who you've chosen. This way, all the gifts will be a surprise to the recipient on their day. It also means if you are unable to make something for one reason or another, the birthday person will not be disappointed by not getting something they were expecting. Make sense?

I will, as I did this year, put up reminders each month for the upcoming birthdays. It will be up to you as creators to ensure you schedule time to make the gifts you want to give, and aim to have them ready in that person's birthday week. On their actual birthday, I'll put up a birthday post, just like this year, and you can then link or post your gifts there. If at reminder time you realise you can't make something, please PM me so I can make sure the person is still getting at least one present.

You're welcome to make graphics or write stories (or both) for your recipients. I would expect as a minimum it should be the equivalent of 500 words or 5 icons for each birthday person you create for, but there is no maximum. You can choose as many or as few recipients as you like. However, bear in mind that you will be probably be receiving more than one gift on your day, so something in the order of 3-5 recipients would be nice.

The only thing that I will look at if the spread isn't very even, is asking people if they can manage another one or two gifts if I find there are birthdays with few takers to create something for them. Please be generous if I have to do this - and I will do my utmost to ensure they match up at least a little! So when you fill in your entry, be as open as you can with your wants and wishes! Thanks!

Here is the entry template:

The more the merrier, remember, and don't be shy! Remember, every word counts towards our final goal for the year!

Edited 20 Feb: please comment any time through the year if your birthday has not fallen yet, as long as you are willing to gift to others too!
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  • haldoor

Volunteers to run Weekend Challenge/s next year, please!

Hi again! It's time to start offering up services for next year, so if you have an awesome idea or two that you'd like to run for a Weekend Challenge next year, sign up today! I don't need details of your idea just now, but I do need to know any dates you won't be able to manage, and an idea of how many weekends you can help with. I'll be doing up the roster in early Jan for the first six months of the year, so you have plenty of time to sign up! Go here for an idea of what it involves, or PM me if you'd rather with any questions!