You survived another month fraught with words and stress, hair-pulling, perhaps tears and too much sugar and alcohol and caffeine.
Whether you made 50k or not, whether you were an official NaNoer or just along for the ride, hopefully you've picked up a few useful resources, found some new tunes, gotten some inspiration or just had a good time. Thanks for following along!
Maybe by next year I'll find a good way to share documents ;)
For this year, I'll leave you with some celebratory Tim Minchin...just because I love him so much and wanted an excuse to share lol
Quixotic(adjective) quix·ot·ic [kwik-sot-ik] (listen to pronunciation here) (previously 06-29-13)
adjective 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) resembling or befitting Don Quixote. 2. extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary, impractical, or impracticable. 3. impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.
Sometimes quix·ot·i·cal .
OTHER WORDS FROM QUIXOTIC quix·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb half-quix·ot·ic, adjective half-quix·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb un·quix·ot·ic, adjective
WORDS RELATED TO QUIXOTIC impractical, romantic, impulsive, dreamy, utopian, foolish, unrealistic, chimerical, chivalrous, dreaming, impetuous, starry-eyed, visionary
[Historical Usage]HISTORICAL USAGE OF QUIXOTIC Miguel de Cervantes’ novel El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha ( The Ingenious Gentleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha ), or simply, in English, Don Quixote, was published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. Full or partial translations of the first part of Don Quixote appeared in English (and French, Italian, and German) by 1612. An English translation of the second part appeared in 1620.
By 1644 Quixote was used as a common noun, that is, “a person inspired by lofty and chivalrous but impractical ideals.” The derivative adjective quixotic, which applies to both persons and actions, appears in the first half of the 18th century. Quixotic has always been ambivalent in its meaning, whether “extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary or impractical,” or “impulsive and often rashly unpredictable.”
The original 17th-century spelling that Cervantes used was Quixote, at that time pronounced kiˈshoʊ-ti (French Quichotte and Italian Chisciotte still maintain the sh- sound). In 1815 the Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy) officially changed the spellings of words with x to j to match the change of the sh- sound to the modern Castilian x- sound, as in Johann Sebastian Bach (bɑx) or the Scots pronunciation of loch (lɒx).
To an American ear, the Don in Don Quixote may come across as the man’s first name, but that is certainly not the case here. In Spanish, don is used as a title of respect and as a common noun meaning “gentleman,” a most appropriate description for Cervantes’ iconic hero. Don, which ultimately derives from Latin dominus “lord, master,” is also familiar as the courtesy title of the head of a crime family or syndicate, especially the Mafia (as in Don Corleone). Don evokes courtesy and respect in England as well, where it is used colloquially at Oxbridge for a head, fellow, or tutor of a college.
Origin: 1805–15; ( Don) Quixote + -ic
[Examples from the Web]EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR QUIXOTIC Resolve that this can and should be the year that zero preschoolers go hungry based on your quixotic grandstanding. 15 ACHIEVABLE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS|KELLY WILLIAMS BROWN|DECEMBER 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, his quixotic crusade to defund Obamacare will surely fail, but it made for some good TV. HIGHLIGHT REEL: 11 CRAZIEST MOMENTS FROM TED CRUZ’S QUASI-FILIBUSTER|BEN JACOBS, THE DAILY BEAST VIDEO|SEPTEMBER 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In November 2007, though, Dutschke seemed to realize his campaign was quixotic. RICIN SUSPECT J. EVERETT DUTSCHKE ARRESTED|WINSTON ROSS|APRIL 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even after Newtown, swarms of commentators warned that Obama would be a fool to take on such a quixotic cause. GUN CONTROL FIGHT FINALLY LAYS TO REST THE OBAMA-AS-TIMID MEME|PETER BEINART|APRIL 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Behind the cut, you will find a list of everyone participating in the Daily Count Challenge and their day. I'm 90% certain (this month) that I got everyone who signed up and put them on the correct days, but if I missed up, or a day doesn't work out, comment to this entry and let me know.
Every Monday night I will put up a reminder post for the next week. If someone forgets to post that they've done their writing for the day, the next person will know it's their turn and can post after they've done their writing.
For example, it's 05 December and agdhani hasn't made a post saying that they've done their daily writing, on 06 December, skargasm can post when they've done their writing to keep things moving on.
I think I've covered everything, but if not, please let me know.
Hello Bingo Buddies! How did you go with the cards this time around? I hope you found something that inspired you, and if you're still working on something, this is the last day reminder - get it finished today if you can, and I'll do my best to make a reward banner for you soon! If not today, then work at your own pace and post when you can. I probably won't capture that for a rewards banner, but it will still count towards the 1MW total word count!
If you're posting any time today, or have already posted, don't forget to link us to your creations - either here, or back to the cards/rules posts, which are linked at the top left of the comm home page. If you've already linked, pop in here to remind me what you managed, be it one square, a line, corners, or a complete blackout! YOU GUYS ROCK, no matter what you did. ;-)
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