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I started New York Writers Coalition Write Your A** Off Write-a-thon day!


Ready, set , go.  Only 136 words so far, but he. That’s more than I had before, right?

http://nywriterscoalition.ning.com

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NaNoWriMo. Write your A** off – Write-a-thon tomorrow.


NaNoWriMo
Tomorrow is the New York Writers Coalition Write Your A** Off Write-a-thon day! 3000 words in a day is small potatoes to Wrimos, so you should all participate. As a warm up, hop into the comments and come up with a killer opening line to a story. Leave everybody wanting more, then check out the write-a-thon! If you have any problems signing up contact Aaron Zimmerman at aaron@nywriterscoalition.org

http://www.nywriterscoalition.org/2010/05/nywc-declares-june-12th-write-your-a-off-day/

Neophyte. Plant yourself in a new area of life.


Neophyte

“new convert,” c.1550, from L.L. neophytus, from Gk. neophytos, lit. “newly planted,” from neos “new” + -phytos “planted,” verbal adj. of phyein “cause to grow, beget, plant.” Church sense is from I Tim. iii.6. Rare before 19c. General sense of “one who is new to any subject” is first recorded 1599.

From the Online Etymology Dictionary

I am a blogging neophyte, for sure.   Newly planted.  Hoping to grow strong roots.  Go to Uphillwriting.org to see more examples of usage.

Whatever Happened to My Knight in Shining Armor?


Whatever Happened to My Knight in Shining Armor?

My knight never came along. Or maybe he did and I just didn’t recognize him. I have been known to be oblivious. One person said “you have to play the damsel in distress and your knight will find you.” I’ve been in a lot of distress in my life and nada. Sorry, but for me, at least, he seems to be a myth. I know, boo hoo.

Cartoon is from:  http://www.funnytimes.com/playground/gallery.php?tag=knight

Below are some comments I found on the web when I asked this question. Maybe some of you will have better comments.

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City by-laws prevented him from riding within city limits on a horse. He got so angry he threw himself in the river, the suit of armor got rusty, lost its shine and sunk to the bottom with him in it while still clutching your picture in his outreached hand and gurgling your name.

Comments from the above:

  • dammit. I hate when that happens 🙂
  • Wow … that’s detailed. And depressing! 😉
  • Oh……I thought it was kind of romantic. O.K. maybe not. Well pretend he wasn’t gurgling. Maybe he was singing her name as he sunk to the bottom. Yes, that’s better, isn’t it?
  • I dunno, he’s still dead.
  • O.K. how about this. The horse, waiting outside city boundaries heard the knights armor clanging and ran to his rescue. They trotted off into the sunset and lived happily ever after as soon as the horse escaped from jail after being arrested for loitering on a public beach. The End!
  • LOL Now we’re getting somewhere. But you are still in town waiting for him to arrive …
  • waiting. 🙂
  • No kidding! You’d think it’d be in the Knight’s Handbook, right in Chapter 1! Sorry, but if I do see him wandering around, I’ll advise him to get a move on. 😉
  • I guess this means they aren’t going to live happily ever after. He wasn’t white any way (the horse not the knight) He was kind of palomino color so maybe its for the best.
  • Okay, how about this? The horse, waiting outside city boundaries heard the knights armor clanging and ran to his rescue. They trotted off into the sunset and lived happily ever after as soon as the horse escaped from jail after being arrested for loitering on a public beach. The End!

“Probably vanished – like the sweet young maidens. ; ) Keep looking. Yours may be lurking nearby.”

Lurking? Not sure I would want that knight.

A definition: An experienced knight that has seen battle and obviously survived and polished the armor where he could. He’s good at what he does and can back up his words with action. He is always thinking, planning and calculating but he isn’t as concerned with the polishing of the armor as he is with winning the battle or tourney. He knows eventually he’ll have to replace the armor and he works hard to win prizes in tournaments or battles to pay for replacements …

This one sounds pretty good to me. Now where is he?

Some guy said: “They disappeared because women told them “We’re in the 21st century… I can open the door for myself, you pig!” The last date I had told me beforehand: do NOT open doors for her, do NOT pay for her meal, and do NOT do anything gentlemanly. As they say… Chivalry is dead, and women killed it.”

Sigh.