September 21st, 2020

Travis Murphy aka Paul Rudd

Happy Monday!

This whole year is flying by, despite the utter chaos it has brought us all.  Hopefully, things are good on your end, or at least better than they were, all things considered.

Reminders:

1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: stark.  Give me 100 words or a graphic and I’ll reward you with my undying love and admiration. 

2. Last week’s challenges:

MishpoochaVacillate. – SororalWeekend Challenge: Noises Off!LBonanzaObfuscate
Rationale211Fortune CookieEvanescent


3. Big Buddy is at 70%!  How is your month going so far?  Need any help or a little cheerleading?  Let us know so we can help out or encourage.

asphaltcowgrrl – 10,500                                                                                                                   
agdhani – 35,000/35
cmk418 – 2,100
bizarra –   7,000
skargasm – 10,500
flipflop_diva – 10,500

September’s post is here, it’s a brand new month so come join us!

4. The Daily Count challenge is in full swing.  You can see when your next day is here.

5. Our current challenge is the drabbbe/icon challenge.  Angelus2hot has been posting some great prompts and you can find them all in the tag here.

I think that’s all I have for the moment.  Here’s to a wonderful week ahead.  Chime in and let us know what’s on your mind and what plans you have for the week.  Happy Monday!

wtf::days of the week

Word of the Day 09/21/20 Simulacrum

Simulacrum (noun)
simulacrum [ sim-yuh-ley-kruhm ]


noun, plural sim·u·la·cra [sim-yuh-ley-kruh].
1. a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
2. an effigy, image, or representation: a simulacrum of Aphrodite.

WORDS RELATED TO SIMULACRUM
impression, archetype, similarity, effigy, image, imprint, replica, portrait, counterfeit, impersonation, cast, pattern, photocopy, forgery, duplicate, print, type, ersatz, clone, replication

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin simulācrum likeness, image, equivalent to simulā(re) to simulate + -crum instrumental suffix

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SIMULACRUM
Morality demands "the good," and not a simulacrum or make-shift.
BROWNING AS A PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS TEACHER|HENRY JONES

Indeed, I was not so much impressed by the reality as I had been by the simulacrum in my dream of sunrise in the moon.
A TRIP TO VENUS|JOHN MUNRO

Surely this is not argument; it is hardly the simulacrum of argument.
THE COLOR LINE|WILLIAM BENJAMIN SMITH

Distinctly outlined on the lid of the coffin was the simulacrum of the figure of a man.
THE RAID OF THE GUERILLA AND OTHER STORIES|CHARLES EGBERT CRADDOCK

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Hawaii Five 0::team::Ohana

Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

TU 22 – simplyn2deep
WE 23 – bizarra
TH 24 – flipflop_diva
FR 25 – jennytork
SA 26 – Dreamy

SU 27 – agdhani
MO 28 – cmk418


Happy continued writing!

The sign up for October's Daily Count will be posted soon!