July 23rd, 2019


Word of the Day 07/23/19 John Hancock

John Hancock (noun)

1. Hancock, John.
2. Informal. a person's signature: Put your John Hancock on this check.

autograph, endorsement, inscription, mark, seal

Origin: 1840–50, Americanism; named after John Hancock, from the boldness and legibility of his signature

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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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 ...150!

Go forth and create!


Monday, Monday...

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Hello and welcome to this week's Monday post! It's already Tuesday here, but I was too tired to post last night, plus I had to do grocery shopping to do (thank goodness for online shopping on those too-tired nights!).

I've actually just returned from a long weekend away with some of my family; we had a mid-winter break to a beach about an hour and a half's drive north of home, which may sound like a crazy place to go in winter, but in all fairness, winters are mild here (no snow in this part of NZ - I've only seen it fall once in Auckland in my whole life, and then it didn't stick), so you can still walk by the water and enjoy the air! And of course beach stays are cheap in winter (about half the price of summer!).

Anyhoo, onto writerly things! I have not been very fabulous about writing or anything much this year, so I need to get my fingers on the keyboard and GET STUFF DONE this week. I finished writing a fic way back in... March (?) and had it back from beta weeks ago now, so it's time to actually post the damned thing! I am so out of the habit with this stuff it's ridiculous. I also have a couple of icons to make, and had hoped to get Pool Party icons for The Umbrella Academy done too - I even picked out the screencaps to use a while back, but have I done it? NO! Time I got cracking!!!

But enough about me! How are you guys going to make your week fabulous?

Here are the reminders and other things you need to help kick you off for the week:

1 – FLASH CHALLENGE – Your Monday prompt is - Werewolf! Give me 100 words or a graphic for the sake of saying you’ve done it!

2 –I'm sorry I won't be able to gather the links for last week's challenges, but please, if you need prompts or don't want to miss anything, scroll back through last week's entries, or check out the appropriate tags!

3 – Big Buddy 71% - Are you all on schedule so far this month?

agdhani - 42.6 hours
asphaltcowgrrl - 14,200
sharpiesgal - 8,520
cmk418 - 3,550
shinysylver - 10,650
jennytork - 12,070/3.5
bizarra - 7,100
jstabe - 7,100

4 – This month's challenge is Pool Party! You have a week and a half left!

Let's be creative out there!
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August Rush Planning!

OMG! Yes, I am spamming you. It's a week and a half until my favourite visual feast here at 1_million_words gets ready to run! Yes, I am talking about AUGUST RUSH!


If you can help gather screenshots/high res pics for any of the fandoms we choose, please comment here!

If you want to have a say in which fandoms we use for the Rush this year, comment here! I'll leave these unscreened this year, so if someone has already put up your favourite fandom suggestion, you don't need to repeat it. Suggest as many as you like, but remember we will vote at the end of the week for our 5-6 finalists. Any genre, any fandom, book/movie/tv/band or anything at all! We are free and easy here!

Once the final fandoms have been voted on (so watch for the poll by the end of the weekend), I'll announce the winners and post the rules. Just for those who don't know how it works, there will be 20 pictures overall for each fandom, and they'll be posted daily (weekdays only) from the 5th August until the 30th August this year, with weekends as catch-up days. Your challenge is to post at least 100 words or 2 icons inspired by each picture in your chosen fandom/s. Participate or complete the whole thing; it's all up to you!

Comment away! ;-)
Anghel & Baciu

Pool Party Icons: Comrade Detective

So, our fearless leader, kaige68, directed me towards this show last year, I think it was, once she discovered I was learning Romanian.  Let me just say this: obession with weird countries or not, if you have Amazon Prime and enjoy a good spoof poking fun at the US in the 80's?  You have to watch this show.

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