May 4th, 2021

dwell in possibility

Word of the Day 05/04/21 Grouse

Grouse (noun)
grouse [ grous ]

noun, plural grouse, grous·es.
1. any of numerous gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Tetraoninae.Compare black grouse, capercaillie, ruffed grouse, spruce grouse.
2. British. the red grouse.

grouseless, adjective
grouselike, adjective

See synonyms for: grouse / groused / grousing / grouser on

Origin: First recorded in 1525–35; origin uncertain


grouse (verb, noun)
[ grous ] Informal.

verb (used without object), groused, grous·ing.
1. to grumble; complain: I've never met anyone who grouses so much about his work.

a complaint.

grouser, noun

See synonyms for grouse on
1. gripe, fret, fuss.

Origin: 1850–55; origin uncertain; cf. grouch


grouse (adjective)
[ grous ]

adjective Australian Slang.
1. excellent; great; wonderful.

grievance, bellyache, grumble, gripe, squealer, grouch

ORIGIN: First recorded in 1940–45; origin uncertain

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

Numbers Challenge

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic.

It’s that easy.
There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

If you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone tell me about


MCU: Nat yellow

Daily challenge to bizarra!

Well, this month is starting out on a fail note. 0 words for me yesterday. Though I did have a doctor appointment and had to take my gestational diabetes test, which cut into a huge part of my day. But at least that was something technically productive, even if it wasn't writing productive.

But today is a new day, and bizarra is up next! May the Fourth Be With You in terms of lots of words!!

Ficlets for Weekend Challenge

I have written a comment fic for everyone who has participated (so far) in the weekend challenge. All ficlets are now posted in my lastest AU:

title: What Rough Magic - Biological Anomalies Unit
author: goneahead
fandom: Criminal Minds
rating: teen
pairing: Aaron Hotchner/Ian Edgerton
summary: Hotch heads up the Biological Anomalies Unit, the FBI team which deals with monsters and magical threats.

On A03: What Rough Magic