September 1st, 2021

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Word of the Day 09/01/21 Zugzwang

Zugzwang (noun)
zugzwang [ tsook-tsvahng ]


noun Chess.
1. a situation in which a player is limited to moves that cost pieces or have a damaging positional effect.

Origin: First recorded in 1900–05; from German, equivalent to Zug “move, pull” + Zwang “constraint, obligation”

HOW TO USE ZUGZWANG IN A SENTENCE
The Belarusian opposition is trapped in a zugzwang: personal casualties are the cost of their political progress.
FORGET KIM JONG UN—CHINA’S NEW FAVORITE DICTATOR IS BELARUS’S ALEKSANDR LUKASHENKO.|KAPIL KOMIREDDI|JANUARY 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST

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 an

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Rare Pairs

I intended to do some art for this but didn’t get around to it.

https://archiveofourown.org/series/2482795
Turning Points - a Mentalist/NCIS Los Angeles crossover, Kimball Cho/Nell Jones

Set mid season five of The Mentalist, filling in what Cho did during the time jump.

3 stories at the link that also counted towards a Gen Prompt Bingo card and, since I see the next challenge is crossovers, more may yet be added!

ETA Apparently Safari Mobile browser doesn’t like my hyperlink and won’t post it. I’ll try to edit it later.