May 20th, 2021

Hawaii::Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Word of the Day 05/20/21 Ploce

Ploce (noun)
plo·ce [ploh-see]
(previously 07-14-13)

noun Rhetoric.
1. the repetition of a word or phrase to gain special emphasis or to indicate an extension of meaning, as in Exodus 3:14: “I am that I am.”

Origin: First recorded in 1580–90; earlier ploche, from Late Latin plocē, from Greek plokḗ “plaiting,” akin to plékein “to plait”

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Monday is actually Thursday this week!

Hi everyone. I should really hide my head in shame! K handed me the reins last weekend to post our usual Monday catch-up post, and while I knew I was supposed to do it, somehow it just never happened, and then this morning, I suddenly remembered my slackness!

To be fair, I did have a busy weekend and start to the week as my 2nd daughter moved out last weekend, and I was wrapped up with back-and-forths to her new place up to and including Monday night, and after a busy Tuesday at work, I had to go collect my mum for her usual dinner at our place, plus my daughter's dog from doggie daycare to bring back home, and as she came to dinner too (to see her grandmother and collect the dog!), there was no space for posting much. Yesterday, I simply forgot, as I am wont to do!

BUT, now I'm here, let's catch up! I have not been writing or making graphics because of the aforementioned busy-ness, but I hope to have a slightly quieter weekend this week (although there's still a desk to go, and a serious plant run to be done), so perhaps I'll manage to grab another Bingo card before May runs out! How about you?

Sorry, no time for links today, but check out our tabs to see what you've missed or to find some prompts if you haven't already used them! If you're Big Buddying, you should be around 64% of your monthly totals, so hopefully you're doing OK?

And let's leave it there, but don't be like me and forget what you should be posting! if you have, no biggie, you can still pick it up later! If you need help or encouragement, we're here for you! Let's be creative out there! ;-)
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Thursday Tropes: Week 19

It's been a minute, hasn't it? Well, we're back...and maybe slightly different?

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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 are 3 tropes!

Mistaken for Foreigner: This trope is when a minority character is automatically assumed to be from the country of their ethnic origin (or someplace vaguely close to it), even though their speech, dress, and all other mannerisms reflect the country they call home because that's where they were born and raised. A common example would be an Asian-American being asked where they're from, asked about an aspect of an Asian culture (whether it's their own or not), or is assumed not to speak English, only for them to curtly respond in a plain American accent, "Dude I'm from Philly."

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Tampering with Food and Drink: The act of sneaking inedible or dangerous objects, such as glass, poison, drugs, etc., into an item of food or drink, with the hope that it kills/harms whoever has the misfortune to consume it. As such, it also covers deliberately adding an otherwise harmless ingredient to which the intended recipient is known to be allergic.

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Divine Parentage: One or more of a character's parents is a god, an angel, or one of those Horny Devils. Usually, if a character has Divine Parentage, then so will other characters in the setting.

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