September 17th, 2021

Teen Wolf::Stiles & Derek::neighbor

Word of the Day 09/17/21 Saudade

Saudade (noun)
saudade [ soh-dah-duh ]


noun
1. (in Portuguese folk culture) a deep emotional state of melancholic longing for a person or thing that is absent: the theme of saudade in literature and music.

Origin: First recorded in 1910–15; from Portuguese: literally, “yearning,” from Latin sōlitāt-, stem of sōlitās “loneliness, solitude” (Latin -l- between vowels is lost in Portuguese); the original Old Portuguese soidade was changed to saudade by association with saudar “to greet” (see salute)

HOW TO USE SAUDADE IN A SENTENCE
At the age of eighteen Camoens left Coimbra, bidding adieu to the old city in verses breathing the most tender saudade.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 1|VARIOUS

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
jack and chrissy

Weekend Challenge: Deduct This

Happy mid-September, everyone! HOW DID WE GET HERE?

Wednesday was a tax deadline in the US, and the lead-up, here, was quite stressful. There's another one, next month, but we won't talk about it right now. In honor of some rather ridiculous questions I've been answering for long-time clients -- ie They already know, but I guess they think I'll tell them something new?? -- I bring you a list of 75 items that can be deducted from your taxes* *assuming they qualify, of course. Ask your accountant. LOL

As always, you can have as few or as many as you want; specific number or random. And, also as always, how you interpret the prompt(s) is up to you. They're just words to jog your creativity, after all! :)

And if you need some insight into what your prompt is, let me know and I'll gladly give an example or two.
1MW-write
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Stats for August at long last...

Sorry folks, I have been bad at doing the count again, but have finally found time (and a decent device) to do it on!

KEEP THOSE NUMBERS COMING!!!

Image word: 1060 x 1,000. This is up by a wonderful 56 from last month!

Written word: 1,648,377. This has increased by a huge 216,102!!! ;-)


1_million_words Total words to date 2021: 2,708,377!!!


OVER TWO AND A HALF MILLION, everyone!!!


THANK YOU ALL! Fantastic work! Be sure to get into our count posts in the next week or two and UPDATE for September! If that includes any August numbers, so much the better - we are so close to the THREE MILLION now!!!

Whatever you do, let's be creative out there!!! ;-)