February 24th, 2017

wtf::days of the week

Word of the Day 02/24/17 Craquelure

Craquelure (noun)
craquelure [krak-loo r, krak-loo r; French krakuh-lyr]


noun, plural craquelures [krak-loo rz, krak-loo rz; French krakuh-lyr]
1. a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film or varnish.



Origin: 1910-15; < French, equivalent to craquel(er) to crackle, crack (imitative) + -ure -ure

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

Weekend Challenge Laisez Bon Temps Rouler

Greetings all!!!!

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend challenge.

It is Mardi Gras in Southeast Texas and to celebrate the prompts for this challenge will be Mardi Gras or Cajun related.

So give me a number between 1 and 20 and I shall give you a prompt.

These prompts can be mixed or matched with this month's bingo and wips that happen to be languishing on our harddrives.

So lets go forth, create and let the good times roll.
Cap America

February BINGO addendum

Hello lovely community members!

I've just had a question about the deadline for BINGO rewards. I had originally set the deadline for midnight March 1 (your local time). However, I know life interferes. So in order to provide breathing room to you and your muses, if you post your BINGO creations by Sunday, March 5 (midnight your time) you will still be eligible for Bingo rewards, which you will claim at this post:

BINGO Reward Claims

Because by my way of thinking, this community is all about providing motivation for creativity, not setting hard and fast deadlines that may cause additional stress. (And further amnesties can be negotiated for chocolate, dog food, and hugs.)

Let me know if you have any questions. Go forth and create!!!
1MW-fancy
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March Challenge: calling for prompts!

Hey everyone, kaige68 and I will be running a Rare Pairs challenge for March, and we need your help! We want to gather some writing prompts for part of the challenge, so here's your chance to offer up any bunnies you haven't got time for, or indeed any new ideas, that you think would suit a rare pairing.

As a guideline, try to make your prompt a sentence or short phrase, but if you have a longer scenario that's burning a hole in your hard drive and you're just bursting to offer it up in all it's glory, we'll take those too.

Feel free to suggest a particular rare pairing within a fandom if you think the prompt suits them, but bear in mind that something fairly open would allow more people to play since we cover so many fandoms here (something we love about the place!). Crossover rare pairs are acceptable too, so it's okay to suggest those when prompting if you have a brilliant idea for a particular one, or think your prompt lends itself to a crossover specifically (even if you're open to any pairing/crossover).

Finally, if you're set on it being a particular genre and/or rating, pop that in your comment as well (and I'm screening comments so they'll be a bit of a surprise when they're unveiled). This includes whether it should be open, or gen/het/slash/femslash if you have strong feelings about that - although remember this is a 'pairing' challenge (it doesn't have to include sex, but the attachment should probably feature some suggestion of togetherness - impending or actual - at the very least!)

And that's all the rules for now! Once the prompts are in and Bingo is done with, we'll be kicking things off!