September 27th, 2013

My default

The More Advanced the Mind, the More the Need for the Simplicity of Play

Five points if you know where that quote came from…

How old were you when you suddenly realized you weren’t a kid anymore?  I’m speaking of the physical, more than the mental, as many of us never lost the love of play (I mean, we’re fans after all.  That’s got to count for something).  Did you see yourself aging or was it through the people or events around you?

As for the words yesterday –

Houghmangandy - Sexual intercourse with someone you are not married to. This is a rare word found mostly in Scottish writing of the 18th century. Today we just say someone is promiscuous.

Pelmatogram - Footprint.
cat on pumpkin

An October writing challenge

I’m running this pimp from I hope it might tickle someone’s creative urges to join us!
Cross posted with permission from the mods

Hello everyone! That time of year is almost upon us!
This is our new Notice of Participation for the 2013 season! If you’d like to participate in this year’s challenge, please comment on this post. (You should probably join the community first!) Once you do this, your name will be officially entered into the challenge for the year, and we wish you all the luck in the world!
Please feel free to message either me ( or if you have any questions or concerns. Below you’ll find links to the F.A.Q. and the sample post, as well to the rules -- just to brush up on what's what. And remember:

You can now post your Halloween entry 10 days before Halloween; meanwhile, the sub-theme pertaining to the Halloween entry will be announced on October 1st! Also, this year's overall theme is superheroes! You don't have to do anything with it if you don't want to, but it might be fun to try something new!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated last year and helped us make this a bigger and better event - and you're all certainly an integral part of that! Also, check out our tumblr!