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October 4th, 2018

Word of the Day 10/04/18 Interregnum

Interregnum (noun)
interregnum [in-ter-reg-nuh m]

noun, plural in·ter·reg·nums, in·ter·reg·na [in-ter-reg-nuh] /ˌɪn tərˈrɛg nə/.
1. an interval of time between the close of a sovereign's reign and the accession of his or her normal or legitimate successor.
any period during which a state has no ruler or only a temporary executive.
any period of freedom from the usual authority.
4. any pause or interruption in continuity.

Related forms
in·ter·reg·nal, adjective

Related Words for interregnum
interim, meantime, lull, respite, idyll, interruption, interval, layoff, intermission, spell, hiatus, recess, hesitation, halt, stoppage, lapse, interlude, letup, suspension, hitch

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Origin: 1570–80; < Latin, equivalent to inter- inter- + rēgnum reign

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

Numbers Challenge

The rules are:

1. Each post is either a hundred words or more/ or you can make a graphic/art

2. However the number influences you, go with the flow! I don’t care how you use or abuse the number! (I’ll give some suggestions/ideas/other languages to help you along if you get stuck!)

3. Post anywhere – tumblr, amazon.com, your journal, AO3, the dreaded ff.net, your bedroom wall, etc.

4. There is NO time limit.

And the number shall be ...702!

Go forth and create!

Original Fic Challenge: Write a story that takes place on water

Original Fic Tip: Use conflict to sneak in exposition

One neat trick to handle exposition is to use conflict. This article is about screenwriting, but its still great advice for any fic.

Conflict is vital to screenwriting no matter what part of the film you’re in, but it can be particularly important when you’re trying to convey exposition. In real life, conflict tends to get us to say the things we don’t want to say. It works that same way in a script. It is very dull for a character to say, “As you know, your brother’s coming to stay.” But, if that character is yelling “Why did you invite your brother? We don’t have any room for him.” Then you have excitement and interest. You’ve also started to define your characters.

Go forth and create!
I got a wonderful 10k this "weekend", 5,856 words yesterday morning before the sun was even up good, but then I spazzed and totally forgot to post! agdhani, I'm so sorry for the late turn over, but hopefully you've got words for us today anyway!

NCIS: Los Angeles Bingo

Navy Yard used for Free Space - Tech Ops
The Total Package
Eric/Nell - Rated G/K - 976 words

Overseas Investigation
A Little French Loving
Deeks/Kensi - Rated PG/K+ - 1,828 words

Crime Scene Arrival
A Little Innocence
Deeks/Kensi - Rated PG-13/T - 1,509 words

Fixing Her
Deeks/Kensi - Rated PG/K+ - 973 words

It's been so great breaking into this fandom! I hope no one minds I used the NCIS card for LA instead of the original, which I admit to still not having gotten a chance to see, but if I like it half as good as I LOVE NCIS: LA, it's gonna be a win too! :)

and the count goes to...


Was home sick today, but in between napping I managed to get 1955 words in.
I'm behind...but that's what the weekends are for.
So now its up to you to make up for what I've lacked ;)


Little comm. that could
One Million Words


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