November 9th, 2020

penguin

Look out, here comes Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!  Wow, we’re really on the downside of the year, aren’t we?  On one hand, this has been the longest year ever. On the other, it has flown at times, too.

Reminders:

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

2. Last week’s challenges:

CapaciousWhillikersWeekend ChallengeAsunderSVerisimilitudeLegerity756Fortune CookiePromethean

3. Big Buddy is at 30%!  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 – 4,500                                                                                                                      
agdhani – 15,000
cmk418 – 15,000
bizarra –   3,000
skargasm – 4,500
flipflop_diva – 7,500
simplyn2deep – 900
craterdweller – 15,000

November’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. November brings us to a dual challenge – NaNo and BINGO!  The NaNo posts (including tips, tricks, and prompts) can be found in the tag here.  If you’re participating this year, good luck!  And if you’re a chicken like me and would rather play bingo (there are some distinct disadvantages to growing up where I have, hah), the rules are here and the cards are here.

That’s it for this week. I hope you’re all healthy and safe and enjoying life.  Hopefully, the weather is nice wherever you are, although it’s been cold and windy here in the desert.  Here’s to a great week!
Wee!

Word of the Day 11/09/20 Zinger

Zinger (noun)
zinger [ zing-er ]


noun Informal.
1. a quick, witty, or pointed remark or retort: During the debate she made a couple of zingers that deflated the opposition.
2. a surprise, shock, or piece of electrifying news: The president's resignation was a real zinger.
3. a person or thing that has vitality or animation or produces startling results.

WORDS RELATED TO ZINGER
assault, injury, attack, innuendo, accusation, put-down, smear, quip, one-liner, witticism, gag, prank, clowning, joke, wisecrack, blow, bat, shot, punch, swing

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1950–55; zing + -er

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ZINGER
Romney must have been anticipating the sentimental gesture, though, because it prompted his first zinger of the night.
WATCH VIDEO: BEST MOMENTS FROM THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE|JAKE HELLER, BEN TEITELBAUM|OCTOBER 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST

The zinger that never came was: “What other insider trading do you suspect David Sokol might have done?”
BUFFETT'S DAMAGE CONTROL|ALLAN DODDS FRANK|MAY 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST

Naturally, Kimmel used the opportunity to fire off a zinger about Leno's refusing to give up his show to O'Brien.
COMEDIANS LAUGH AS LENO SINKS|GINA PICCALO|OCTOBER 24, 2010|DAILY BEAST

She chuckles to herself, the way she frequently does after spitting out a zinger; a kind of personal touché.
THE REAL JOAN RIVERS|NICOLE LAPORTE|JANUARY 26, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
All I want
  • kaige68

Counting help!

Hello there!!!

I got a DM from goneahead who had answered a question in our FAQ about how to count things when you aren't going by a fan fic site that gives you a count. It was suggested that I share those words of wisdom with you all as well as another tool that goneahead has recently discovered.

Firstly, wordcounter.net was suggested.
i post the fic, then copy all the words and paste them into this word counter wordcounter, it will automatically tally up everything! which not only counts words, but also shows you which words you keep repeating in your fic :)



And then goneahead found this thing!

I just found a second super helpful tool. I like to use google docs to write , but if you try to paste from google docs to A03, you get a lot of weird coding problems. Well, if you paste from google docs to this tool and then past from this tool to A03, you can fix about 80-85% of the coding problems (and I am assuming it would work for people using word too?)

www.textfixer.com/html/convert-word-to-html

Anyway, I thought I can't be the only one who is being driven nuts by the google docs to AO3 issues, and maybe other people in the comm might be interested?


I know I have issues going from word to AO3 so this looks great. THANK YOU goneahead!!!!!