May 5th, 2021

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Word of the Day 05/05/21 Panglossian

Panglossian (adjective)
Panglossian [ pan-glos-ee-uhn, -glaw-see-, pang- ]


adjective
1. characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity.

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Origin: 1825–35; after Pangloss, an optimistic character in Voltaire's Candide; compare Greek panglossía garrulousness, wordiness (see pan-, glosso-, -y); see -ian

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PANGLOSSIAN
The Panglossian view of natural selection is an appealing idea to us as human beings, you argue, because brains have foresight.
REDISCOVERING RICHARD DAWKINS: AN INTERVIEW|J.P. O’MALLEY|SEPTEMBER 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST

I know this sounds panglossian, and others have made strong arguments against such a scenario.
A CENTRIST GOVERNMENT IN ISRAEL?|BRENT E. SASLEY|JANUARY 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST

This is simply a Panglossian idea, policy as wishful thinking.
WHY WASHINGTON WON'T PREVENT ANOTHER MELTDOWN|JEFF MADRICK|OCTOBER 28, 2009|DAILY BEAST

When my master adopted the Panglossian view of the universe I used no arguments that might cloud his serenity.
THE BELOVD VAGABOND|WILLIAM J. LOCKE

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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A to Z Challenge

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet.

It’s that easy.
And perk – It’s the alphabet you know what’s coming if you want to get ahead of it. There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

Like the Numbers challenge, if you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone give me a

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Our April count is in!

Here is the news: STATS ARE IN!!! I made it to the count already! YAY!

WE MADE OUR FIRST MILLION FOR 2021!!!

Image word: 482 x 1,000. This is up by a FANTASTICALLY HUGE 179 from last month! WOOT!!!

Written word: 839,812. This has increased by a wonderful 181,117! ;-)


1_million_words Total words to date 2021: 1,321,812


WE DID IT! WE MADE THE MILLION! WOOT!!!!


I love everyone in this bar! And don't worry if you missed updating - just be sure to do it at the beginning of next month so I can make sure I get those numbers in then. :)

And, whatever you do, let's be creative out there!!! ;-)
Holiday

Random Bingo Fill

Title: Sweater Time
Fandoms: Young Justice/Batman
Pairings: Bart/Duke, Tim/Kon and Cass/Cassie
Rating: G
Summary: Bart loves sweater weather and he loves buying sweaters for his friends and this year he has a boyfriend to buy one for.
For the bingo fill prompt from the spring/fall card 3 x 3 #1: Sweater Weather
Author Note: This is nothing but pure fluff
Word Count: 529
Read it on AO3