January 25th, 2020

NSYNC::fan for life

Word of the Day 01/24/20 Roman

I don't know where my brain was from 10:15 a.m. Friday morning until right now, the early hours of Saturday morning. I meant to put this up right after I did the other one. Can I blame tax season that's just starting? Heh...

This would have been the word of the day for January 24.

Roman (noun)
roman [ raw-mahn ]

noun, plural ro·mans [raw-mahn]. French.
1. a metrical narrative, especially in medieval French literature.

2. a novel.

an·ti-Ro·man, adjective, noun
non-Ro·man, adjective, noun
post-Ro·man, adjective
pre-Ro·man, adjective, noun
pseu·do-Ro·man, adjective, noun

classic, humanistic, font, academic, attic, Latin, Hellenic, Doric, Greek, scholastic, Ionic, Grecian, case, boldface, italic, agate, pica, bookish, canonical, Augustan

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Many more definitions relating to the city of Rome.

Origin: before 900; < Latin Rōmānus (see Rome, -an); replacing Middle English Romain < Old French < Latin, as above; replacing Old English Roman(e) < Latin, as above

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
roses::by any other name

Word of the Day 01/25/20 Tinselry

Tinselry (noun)
tinselry [ tin-suh l-ree ]

1. cheap and pretentious display.

Origin: First recorded in 1820–30; tinsel + -ry

The tree in the corner of the room flashes its tinselry in the dying light.

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
1MW-rare pairs
  • haldoor

Rare Pairs Prompt #5

We've been going for just over a week now, so hopefully you've started work on your Rare Pairs fic. If not, there's still time to join in! I hope to have the fic I talked about at the beginning of the challenge tidied up and posted VERY soon, and with luck I'll then be able to get on with the sequel.

Here's the next 'long' prompt:

One drying the other after an accidental dipping

Need a short prompt or two? Give me some numbers between 1 and 150 and I'll give you some (hopefully) inspirational words. Note: some of these may be suggestive, but you don't have to use them that way, OR you may ask me for another word to replace the one/s you don't like, and I'll find you something that's more general.

The next long prompt will be in two days time, but in the meantime if you need anything else, comment here and I'll reply as soon as I can!
  • haldoor

Weekend Challenge: Weather with You

OK! So I am a bit late to post because reasons *shifty eyes*, and although I have used a Crowded House song in the title, it is not on the list I am supplying today...

Your choices today are songs about:


Anyhoo, I have chosen 20 songs each for the three subjects, so if you would like to play, give me your choice of sun, rain or wind (or even all three!) and number/s between 1 and 20, and I will give you the title and artist for a prompt. How you use it is up to you - take the title for what it says, go google the lyrics and use something from there, or just use the song itself to inspire you; all of these are acceptable, as is any other way you are inspired from the prompt/s I give you!

Write more than 500 words or 5 icons or 2 banners or 1 wallpaper (or any equivalent combination thereof) by Thursday midnight in your local time, link us if you feel so inclined, and I will add 100 or more words to one of my many remaining WIPs, or even possibly start that Rare Pairs fic that needs to be done!

Come on down and play! ;-)