April 15th, 2021

Flash Challenge

It's the last day for our Pool Party! But that doesn't mean the fun has to end.  You've got lots of shows and books and movies to choose from, and while the event is ending, you've still got the whole rest of the year to come up with new and exciting things.  So maybe you didn't quite make this event, but maybe we gave you some ideas that are percolating around waiting for the right moment to come out.  So here's our last Flash Challenge, everybody ready?

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Your Pool Party Flash Challenge (should you choose to accept it) is, sing it with me:

It's the Addam's Family!
(movies or cartoons or whatever)

Give me 100 words or 10 graphic and you are 10% to reaching the light at the end of the Pool Party!

Word of the Day 04/14/21 Inoculate

Inoculate (verb)
inoculate [ ih-nok-yuh-leyt ]

verb (used with object), in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing.
1. to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance.
2. to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner.
3. to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as a culture medium.
4. to imbue (a person), as with ideas.
5. Metallurgy. to treat (molten metal) chemically to strengthen the microstructure.

verb (used without object), in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing.
6. to perform inoculation.

in·oc·u·la·tive [ih-nok-yuh-ley-tiv, -yuh-luh-], adjective
in·oc·u·la·tor, noun
non·in·oc·u·la·tive, adjective
re·in·oc·u·late, verb, re·in·oc·u·lat·ed, re·in·oc·u·lat·ing.

vaccinate, inject, protect

See synonyms for: inoculate / inoculated on Thesaurus.com
4. indoctrinate, infuse.

Origin: First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin inoculātus, past participle of inoculāre “to graft by budding, implant,” equivalent to in- “in” + -oculā- (stem of -oculāre “to graft,” derivative of oculus “eye, bud”) + -tus past participle suffix; see in-

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

Word of the Day 04/15/21 Bunkum

Bunkum (noun)
bunkum or bun·combe [ buhng-kuhm ]

1. insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
2. insincere talk; claptrap; humbug.

gibberish, idiocy, drivel, bunk, foolishness, baloney, hogwash, bilge, hooey, poppycock, balderdash, rot, tommyrot, crap, claptrap, rubbish, trash, rigmarole, ridiculousness, tomfoolery

See synonyms for bunkum on Thesaurus.com

Origin: Americanism; after speech in the16th Congress, 1819–21, by F. Walker, who said he was bound to speak for Buncombe (a county in the district in North Carolina that he represented)

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

Thursday Tropes: Week 14

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This time around...A. FULL. YEAR. OF. TROPES!

Some Thursdays will have 2 tropes, some will have 3, but I think the majority will have 1 that's really popular.

Descriptions will be pulled from TV Tropes and a link provided if you want more information.

The rules? They're simple. Write at least 250 words or create 2 icons/1 banner. Anything from suggestive to outright porn is allowed.

This week, there 2 tropes! And they're all about girl power?

Faux Action Girl definitely read more at the link: In the modern era, appraisals of gender roles have advanced considerably. Feminist movements, changing ideas of the ideal or attractive woman, and the overwhelming popularity of female characters who kick ass and take names has led to the formation of the Action Girl: the now near-universal idea in action-oriented fiction that being a woman doesn't affect a character's ability to be an effective fighter. Naturally, not every female character in those works is or even must be an action hero, but it's common enough that pretty much any story where people are expected to fight regularly will at least take a crack at it.

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Matriarchy definitely read more at the link: Some societies are thought to exist as matriarchies, where women hold power and rule over society, both in modern-day and historically. However, in fiction, the first known fictional matriarchies to be described in any detail were called "gynæcocracy", and was hypothesized by Aristotle and Plutarch, but Amazons go back even further, to Homer. They usually vary widely from supposed real-life matriarchies, and can be considered separate.

The treatment of matriarchies varies from author to author and by time period, but they tend to follow a few major patterns.

Patriarchy Flip: Identical to patriarchy, but with the genders flipped. Men are treated as lower-class citizens, often used for free labor, and subjected to Arranged Marriages. Commonly used to illuminate human patriarchies and make a point about gender inequality by asking, "what if it were the other way around?"
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Passing the challenge to Backrose_17

Hey all!

Wrote just under 4500 words and made five banners, so calling it a day. My daughter turned 17 this week, so it's been a quiet one with regard to writing but I'm happy with how things have gone today.

Passing the challenge to backrose_17 and hoping the creative Gods smile down on you xx

I've put a couple of the banners I made today under the cut in case anyone wants to see them - they're for the two stories I'm currently working on.

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Weekend Challenge: That Meeting Could Have Been an Email

My boss has his very first Zoom meeting, tomorrow. He has no business attending this meeting, but he still has to go. He's not looking forward to it; and I'm not looking forward to babysitting him through it. And, in setting up my laptop for said Zoom call, today (Thursday) was a cluster of a day of the Windows update breaking my laptop... which means no Zoom. After a very long day of fighting with the WiFi, Microsoft, and general WTFery.. I managed to get the laptop reset to factory and working just enough to hopefully make it through this dumb meeting.

Long story short.... I bring you 100 quotes about work and meetings and all the eyerolls that come along with it. This can be used as you see fit and, hopefully, will prompt something. As always.. the 'verse and characters are up to you

((posting this early, so that I don't forget tomorrow, amid the setting up of Zoom drama. :D ))