April 1st, 2017


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! ;-)
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Word of the Day 04/01/17 Arithmancy

Arithmancy (noun)
arithmancy [ar-ith-man-see]

1. divination by the use of numbers, especially by the number of letters in names.

Also, arithmomancy [uh-rith-muh-man-see, ar-ith-]

Origin: 1570-80; < New Latin arithmomantia < Greek arithmó(s) number + manteía -mancy

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Saturday Word Wars

Who's ready to start the month off with a bang?

Round 1: 8:00 am PDT (15:00 UTC) to 8:25am PDT (15:25 UTC)
Round 2: 8:35 am PDT (15:35 UTC) to 9:00am PDT (16:00 UTC)
Round 1: 9:10 am PDT (16:10 UTC) to 9:35am PDT (16:35 UTC)
Round 1: 9:45 am PDT (16:45 UTC) to 10:10am PDT (17:10 UTC)

We showed April we're not fools - here are our totals:

severina2001: 1483 words
asphaltcowgrrl: 2154 words
candream: 606 words
kaige68: 679 words
craterdweller: 1390 words

That's 6312 words!!! WE KICKED ASS!
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March Totals!

Just putting this out there, but I want you to know that I am constantly amazed by us. Sure I'm pretty easily wowed, that I can make coffee before I've had coffee is an event in itself, but then I have my coffee, look at all of you and am thoroughly amazed. You all make kicking your own butts an everyday event. Working to have something to show here when you have lives (school, family, work, more family) it's just... a very beautiful thing. So if you've had the month you wanted or you haven't, you've been amazing! AMAZING!

On to the beautiful stats!


Here are the numbers:

Image word: 302 x 1,000. This is up 19 from last month! BOOYEAH!

Written word: 631,441. Up an impressive 230,574 from last month! SUPERFANTASTIC!

1_million_words Total words to date 2017: 933,441!

You see what I'm saying! We are AMAZING!

Now let's show April what we've got!