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Word of the Day 04/14/18 Mushyheaded

Mushyheaded (adjective)
mushyheaded [muhsh-ee-hed-id, moo sh-]


adjective, Informal.
1. inadequately thought out: mushyheaded ideas.
2. having vague, unsubstantiated, or unrealistic ideas or opinions: a mushyheaded idealist.



Origin: mushy + headed

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
I actually got words this morning! Slightly over 2800 on a Friday morning -- and without my proper eight hours' sleep! Woohoo!!

Passing the quill/keyboard to our dear candream! Go kick Saturday in the butt!!

Thank you, candream, for pointing out I had that wrong. Sorry, simplyn2deep, but I'm sure you can show us all how it's done!!!

(I had gone to the Current Daily Challenge on the sidebar on the main page and did not realize I had March's schedule and not April's!! So sorry!!)

Say What Friday

Hello and happy Friday.

We've survived another week. Yay us!

This week's quote is:
"The problem with instant gratification is that it takes too long."

from the movie Postcards from the Edge

Do with what you will and happy writing.

Word of the Day 04/13/18 Dekko

Dekko (noun)
dekko [dek-oh]


noun, plural dekkos. British Slang.
1. a look or glance.



Origin: First recorded in 1890-95, dekko is from the Hindi word dēkhō look (imperative)

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

Weekend Challenge: Superstitious

So I had other plans for our Weekend Challenge this week up until I realized what today's date is . . .



How can I possibly pass up such an important date??

So pick a number, 1 - 70, or more, and I'll give you the corresponding superstition in hopes of inspiring you to create a fanwork of your choosing that somehow relates to that old superstition!

Our "weekend" challenges now close at midnight on Thursday night, so you'll have our week to (hopefully) be inspired!

Rewards I'm offering? Black cat banners, icons, sig tags, and drabbles/ficlets! For the fandoms/pairings I can write, just dig through my tags, but I should be able to make an icon or sig tag for you of just about anything your heart desires!

Happy creating!

sorta a bust

works craziness didn't allow for wordage...but I did spend an hour helping a fellow writer brainstorm and work out a kink in her plot...so I'm gonna count that.

here's hoping simplyn2deep has better luck!

Daily Count Challenge to agdhani!

Well, yesterday was a complete fail. A fail with my word count and I even failed to pass this on properly. I did have a work deadline yesterday, though, and I succeeded in meeting that at least. So at least it wasn't an entirely unproductive day.

But passing the torch to agdhani with high hopes that she will do better than me!

Word of the Day 04/12/18 Bunglesome

Bunglesome (adjective)
bunglesome [buhng-guh l-suh m]


adjective
1. clumsy or awkward.



Origin: An Americanism dating back to 1885-90; bungle + -some

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

Word of the Day 04/11/18 Craic

Craic (noun)
craic [krak]


noun
1. fun and entertainment, especially good conversation and company (often preceded by the): Come for the beer, lads, and stay for the craic!
2. mischievous fun; laughs: We did it just for the craic.



Origin: < Irish < English crack, in the sense of “a wisecrack”

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Sigh. I really did think I'd get some words down today, but... other things took priortiy. I will be posting my first artwork for the H50 Big Bang to AO3 in the AM, so that's something - and hopefully I'll have more time and focus tomorrow.  Meantime, it's your turn flipflop_diva  = may the creative forces be with you!!!

Word of the Day 04/10/18 Divulge

Divulge (verb)
di·vulge [dih-vuhlj, dahy-]
(previously 04-03-13)

verb (used with object)
to disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown).

Synonyms
See reveal.

Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English (< Anglo-French ) < Latin divulgare, equivalent to di- di- + vulgare to make general or common, to spread ( vulg ( us ) the masses + -are infinitive suffix)

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

Daily Count Challenge to Dreamy!

259 words yesterday. Not as many as I would have liked, but I was writing in bed and was lucky I didn't fall asleep mid-sentence.

Passing the torch to Dreamy. Best of luck!

Daily Count Challenge to csichick_2.

Sorry for not posting yesterday. Before going to bed I totally forgot to come back here to post. :o(

I did some RPG again. Apart from this I didn't do anything else. :o( But there are still a few Challenge open that I really want to finish this month. So I hope I'm able to do so in the next few days. :o)

I'm passing the torch to csichick_2. Have fun and good luck. :o)

Word of the Day 04/09/18 Minerva

Minerva (noun)
Minerva [mi-nur-vuh]


noun
1. the ancient Roman goddess of wisdom and the arts, identified with the Greek goddess Athena.
2. a woman of great wisdom.
3. a female given name.


Origin: ancient Roman goddess of arts, crafts, and sciences; wisdom, sense, and reflection (later identified with Greek Athene), late 14c., mynerfe, from Latin Minerva, from Old Latin Menerva, from *menes-wa, from PIE root *men- "mind, understanding, reason" (see mind (n.)). Cf. Sanskrit Manasvini, name of the mother of the Moon, manasvin "full of mind or sense." Related: Minerval.

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

Word of the Day 04/08/18 Demonym

Demonym (noun)
demonym [dem-uh-nim]


noun
1. the name used for the people who live in a particular country, state, or other locality: Two demonyms for the residents of Michigan are Michigander and Michiganian.



Origin: First recorded in 1995-2000; dem(o)- + -onym

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

Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here is our weekly reminder for the next 7 people in the daily count.

SU 8 – candream
MO 9 – csichick_2
TU 10 – Dreamy
WE 11 – flipflop_diva
TH 12 – agdhani
FR 13 – katleept
SA 14 – simplyn2deep



Happy continued writing!

Daily Count Challenge to candream

Ya'll! I nearly forgot to do this!

I did my writing for today. I don't know how many words though..

But yay writing!

Passing it on to
candream for Sunday, 08 April. Good luck with those words!

Word of the Day 04/07/18 Polemology

Polemology (noun)
polemology [poh-luh-mol-uh-jee]


noun
1. the analysis of human conflict and war, particularly international war.


Origin: 1935-40; < Greek pólemo(s) war + -logy

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

next up...

Got in 3k today...about all my brain feels like handling...
So I'm passing the buck...er...torch...to simplyn2deep who I think is up for the 7th...

Daily Count Challenge to agdhani!

So someone forgot that it was their day yesterday and wrote nothing. Oops.

Passing the torch to agdhani!
In honor of the return of Legion for S2, which started Tuesday night and is just as wild and bizarre (if not more so) than S1...

I bring you random weirdness from around the internet.

Give me a number (or however many you dare) between 1 and 30, and I'll give you the corresponding strangeness. Run with it...see what they inspire...be it nightmarish or comedic or fanciful. You've got until Thursday to let the muses play. I can put together icons...I can add to my wip for NaNoCamp...so lets see what bizarreness you can throw at me ;)

Daily count

Wow. I think we really got off track with this.

I don't recall seeing any updates from katleept for the 2nd and I totally dropped the ball for posting that I did write on the 3rd and failed to pass it on to Dreamy for the 4th and csichick_2 for the 5th.

Today is agdhani's turn for writing.

Tomorrow I'll be back on track as it's my day.

Say What Friday

Hello all!

I hope everyone survived Easter and is steadily working through the pile of candy that somehow appeared on your desks.

This week's quote is:

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity."

Harlan Ellison


Remember to check out this month's challenges. They are crossovers and a WIP push.

Let's see if we can crack two million words this month.

Word of the Day 04/06/18 Dornick

Dornick (noun)
dornick or dorneck [dawr-nik]


noun
1. a stout linen cloth, especially one of a damask linen.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English dornyk, after Doornik (French Tournai), where the cloth was first made

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Dornick (noun)
dornick [dawr-nik]


noun
1. a small stone that is easy to throw


Origin: 1830-40, Americanism; < Irish dornóg small casting stone (literally, fistful)

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

April Challenge: Crossovers!



Welcome to the first April challenge: Crossovers! (There is also another challenge, WIP Push, that will be run simultaneously.)

We're getting started a little late, but don't worry, you will still have a few days more than a month to complete the challenge.

The challenge itself is simple. Create a crossover — either fic or in graphics — between two fandoms. You can do a real crossover, where characters of both fandoms are present in your work (Disney princesses and Harry Potter team up to save the world!) or you can do more of a fusion where one fandom is transported into another (Disney princesses at Hogwarts!).

When you have finished your masterpiece(s), post it to the comm or post a link of it to me here.

If you write at least 500 words, or make at least 5 icons/graphics, you will receive your own reward banner at the end of the month. If you write at least 1,000 words, or make at least 10 icons/graphics, you'll get a personalized reward banner at the end of the month.

You have until May 7 to complete the challenge because I'm traveling for work and won't be home until that night! (As long as it is May 7 anywhere in the world, you will still be on time.)

Throughout the month, I will be making some encouragement posts, where we can brainstorm, cheer each other on and even discuss some our most favorite crossovers ever.

For now, pull up a chair and let us know if you're in — and if you have an idea already, we'd love to hear it. Or if you don't and need help, let us know too!

Happy Crossovering, everyone!

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