March 1st, 2021

Zayne - Erasmus Viani

Back to Monday!

Oh heavens to Murgatroyd, how on earth is it February already?  Hope that the weather in your area is being kind to you and you’re not buried under snow and ice.  And if you are, stay warm!

Reminders:

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

2. Last week’s challenges:

Mal du PaysSlow, Sated SundayIrrationalWeekend ChallengeMardyThursday TropesGloamingModicumDExtramundane14Perfervid

3. Big Buddy is at 4%!  I’d ask how you were doing, but eh, it’s the first of the month.  We’ll get there, right?

asphaltcowgrrl – 600                                                                                                                         
agdhani –   2,000
cmk418 – 360
bizarra – 400
flipflop_diva –   1,000
jujukittychick – 1,000
shanachie_quill –  400
thatwasjustadream – 600
skargasm – 800

February’s post is here, feel free to join in anytime.

4. The Daily Count challenge is gearing up for a new month.  I haven’t seen a post yet, but keep your eyes peeled – there ought to be one soon.

5. January/February’s long challenge is WIP Push.  Haldoor has posted some check-ins and prompts, so go check the tag and see if they can help you finish that languishing project!  February will also bring us another new challenge – three sentence fic!  So, keep an eye out for information on that coming soon.

That’s it for today.  Let’s go forth and have the best week we can.  Happy Love Month y’all.     
Sherlock Holmes

Merry March Monday!

Happy March everyone!  Hopefully, spring is on its way where you are.  And if not, hoping that you’re at least having nice weather.

Reminders:

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

2. Last week’s challenges:

AntediluvianMitzvahWeekend Challenge: Movie QuotesInfodemicThursday TropesMisbegottenIndelibleFussbudgetBeneficence

3. Big Buddy is starting over for the new month!  Go out and get some words.  If you’d like to join up, the March post is here, and you’re welcome to jump in at any time.
Since this is the first day of the month, our goals for March are:

asphaltcowgrrl – 15,000                                                                                                                  
agdhani –   50,000/50 hrs
cmk418 – 6,500
bizarra – 10,000
flipflop_diva –   20,000
jujukittychick – 25,000
shanachie_quill –  10,000
thatwasjustadream – 15,000
skargasm – 15,000
blackrose_17 – 50,000


4. The Daily Count challenge is gearing up for a new month.  I haven’t seen a post yet, but keep your eyes peeled – there ought to be one soon.  The sign up post is here, however.

5. March’s long challenge is the Pool Party I hear.  I’m sure there will be a post up soon as I’m writing this on Sunday.  Keep an eye out for it.  In the meantime, kitmerlot1213 did an amazing job with the three sentence fic challenge.  Go check the tag here for inspiration and a lot of great prompts to keep you busy!

Are you eager for warmer weather?  I know I am.  This desert rat does not do well in the cold.  So, stay warm and get busy being creative!  Oh, and don’t forget that there’s a non-word/graphic counter going on here, too.  The link is here – go forth and check out what some of us are accomplishing outside of our computers.  I just had a look and I’m impressed with all y’all, seriously!   
Teen Wolf::Stiles & Derek::pool

Word of the Day 03/01/21 Verbum Sap

Verbum Sap
verbum sap [ vur-buhm -sap ]

1. a word to the wise is sufficient; no more need be said.

Also verb. sap. [vurb -sap], ver·bum sat [vur-buhm -sat] .

Origin: First recorded in 1815–20; short for Latin verbum sapientī sat est, itself a variant of the proverb dictum sapientī sat est “(something) said to the wise is sufficient”

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR VERBUM SAP
Anybody with any sap running will probably be out of step with the general parade, at least early on.
DANIEL WOODRELL: HOW I WRITE|NOAH CHARNEY|SEPTEMBER 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Like a picador, he takes his time to sap the strength of his foes before clubbing them unconscious.
VITALI KLITSCHKO CONTEMPLATES BOWING OUT OF THE RING AND ENTERING UKRAINIAN POLITICS|GORDON MARINO|MARCH 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST

An increase in the dividend tax rate is likely to sap the value of stocks whose main appeal is the dividends they throw off.
WHY WALMART WILL BE HURT BY THE FISCAL CLIFF|DANIEL GROSS|DECEMBER 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Put another way, the termination of these benefits will sap $30 billion from the buying power of lower-income American consumers.
WHY WALMART WILL BE HURT BY THE FISCAL CLIFF|DANIEL GROSS|DECEMBER 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST

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

POOL PARTY!!!

OH YEAH! It's that time of year again! Grab your noodles and head over!

It's time to dive into new fandoms with the 1_million_words POOL PARTY!

Have you been dreaming about it? Making plans? I have!!!

Here's the official invite:

Come on over, jump in the pool and cool off.
For the next 6 weeks, we want you to play in somebody else's pool. You'll be splashing around in fandoms you've never played in before.

1000 words or 10 graphics in any fandom you haven't written or graphic'd in before.

The pool you play in is up to you. Just pick one you haven't dipped a toe into yet.

COWABUNGA!!!!



Do drabbles in 10 fandoms, put together a fanvid in one fandom, just make it new to you!

Comments? Questions? Word wars? Let me know.

What are you all thinking? Do you need more Bridgerton? Has there been enough Enola Holmes for you? Does Blaine from Lily's Garden need to be creatively disappeared? Throw out some fandoms and possibly inspire others!