September 20th, 2021

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Monday already?

Happy Monday!  Since my horoscope’s prediction didn’t come true, you get me on this fine first day of the week.  Hahaha.

Reminders:

1. Flash Challenge!  Your flash challenge prompt is: murder.  Give me 100 words or a graphic and I’ll reward you with my undying love and admiration.

2. Last week’s challenges:

Word of the day
Weekend Challenge
Thursday Tropes
A to Z
Numbers
Torrid Tuesdays

3. Big Buddy is at 67%.  How are you doing?  I think I’m finally back on track, which feels great.  The signup post for September is here.  Feel free to join in anytime.

asphaltcowgrrl –  10,050                                                                                                                 
agdhani –   40,200
cmk418 –  2,345
shanachie_quill –  6,700
skargasm –  13,400
blackrose_17 – 33,500
craterdweller – 6,700

4. The Daily Count challenge is in full swing.  Check the current post here to see when you’re up next.

5. The long challenge for the rest of September is crossovers!  You can find all the details here.  The challenge is well underway so check the tag here for current prompts and more information if you need some.  This is one of my favorite challenges so I hope you have fun with it.

What do you have planned for this week?  Let us know what you’ve got on your plate so we can cheer you on.
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Crossovers Challenge



Well here I am again to bug you with more crossovers ideas!

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Harry Potter turned up next to Katniss and was chosen for the Hunger Games? Or Damon Salvatore arrived in Sunnydale and wasn't immediately slain by Buffy? Now's your chance - get those weird and wonderful ideas out of your head and onto the screen for others to enjoy!

I must admit, I am having a blast writing my spook_me prompt which happens to be a crossover between the Buffyverse/Teen Wolf but alas, it will be published too late for this set of prompts. But don't let that stop you - pick your goody or baddie, and throw them into a whole new playground - just think of the mischief they can cause!

1) Fandom A character ends up sitting next to Fandom B character at a sports match and get chatting/flirting;

2) Fandom A baddie gets caught up to mischief in the territory of Fandom B baddie - what kind of punishment might they face?

3) The good old waking up in Vegas after the night before to find you're married to (pick your character)!

Make with the wallpaper, headers, fiction, picspams - let your mind roam free!
Torchwood::Jack Ianto::funny

Word of the Day 09/20/21 Ruminate

Ruminate (verb)
ruminate [roo-muh-neyt]
(previously 12-27-16)

verb (used without object), ruminated, ruminating.
1. to chew the cud, as a ruminant.
2. to meditate or muse; ponder.

verb (used with object), ruminated, ruminating.
3. to chew again or over and over.
4. to meditate on; ponder.

OTHER WORDS FROM RUMINATE
ru·mi·nat·ing·ly, adverb
ru·mi·na·tion [roo-muh-ney-shuhn] noun
ru·mi·na·tive, adjective
ru·mi·na·tive·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO RUMINATE
meditate, brood, brainstorm, ponder, revolve, consider, figure, deliberate, muse, excogitate, reflect, contemplate, weigh, cogitate, think, turn over, chew over, mull over, use one's head

OTHER WORDS FOR RUMINATE
See synonyms for: ruminate / ruminating / rumination / ruminative on Thesaurus.com
2. think, reflect.

Origin: 1525-35; < Latin ruminatus (past participle of ruminari, ruminare to ruminate), equivalent to rumin- (stem of rumen rumen) + -atus -ate

HOW TO USE RUMINATE IN A SENTENCE
In one July show, he jokingly ruminated about what Swalwell looked like while having sex with Fang.
TUCKER CARLSON’S UGLY FEUD WITH ERIC SWALWELL HAS SUCKED IN FAMILY|MAXWELL TANI|AUGUST 27, 2021|THE DAILY BEAST

Veres swivels his chair toward his ruminating friend and assures him there’ll be other opportunities.
ON THE HUNT FOR HIS NEXT SPORTS-CARD SCORE|KENT BABB|JULY 14, 2021|WASHINGTON POST

A 2014 study published in Biological Psychology found that for people with depression, simply ruminating on troubles may prolong cortisol production.
STRESS CAN LITERALLY KILL YOU. HERE’S HOW.|RACHEL FELTMAN|JUNE 30, 2021|POPULAR-SCIENCE

Even hiking along and ruminating about what happened yesterday or what’s going on at that very moment is journaling.
PRO TIPS FOR JOURNALING YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE|GRAYSON HAVER CURRIN|MAY 18, 2021|OUTSIDE ONLINE

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Weekend Challenge: Schedule, Part Two (July '21 to January '22)

I am so sorry that this has taken me so long to get to, everyone! I finally had work quieten down enough to catch up on a few things, as during home time I have not had access to my own laptop since mid-August.

As most of you know, the Weekend Challenge prompts will be open to fill (and linked back to the Weekend Challenge post) until Thursday of the following week. The challenge post will go up on Friday (or Saturday morning at the latest); the Weekend Challenge host will advise what you need to do to get prompts & how to fill them, and you may even get a reward, should your host be so generous!

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And if anyone else wants to volunteer as back-up (in case someone has to change at the last minute) let me know in a comment here too!

Thank you all again for volunteering! ;-)
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Daily Count Challenge to cmk418

Well I didn't get much writing done today or the pass few days, my mom went in for her cancer surgery Friday and we learned that her stage 1 is actually stage 3 so I have been in a fog since then and today we brought her home from the hospital so it was a long day. I managed to get a couple of hundred words written for my Marvel big bang but that is all.

Off to you cmk418 hopefully you have better luck than me.