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Month: July, 2015

July 2015 Camp NaNoWriMo Prompts for Week 3

I am way behind, but here they are. @NaNoWordSprints prompts from week 3:

July 15, 8:00am-11:00am (UTC -8)
List Idioms

  • Waiting list (10 min)
  • Shopping list (30 min)
  • Sucker list (10 min)
  • Wish list (30 min)
  • Hit list (15 min)
  • Blacklist (30 min)
  • Laundry list (5 min)
  • Bucket list (10 min)

July 15, 12:30pm-3:30pm (UTC -8)
Fireworks Effects, Part 2

  • Horsetail (30 min)
  • Waterfall (30 min)
  • Time rain (30 min)
  • Multi-break shells (30 min)
  • Fish (15 min)
  • Salute (15 min)

July 15, 7:30pm-9:30pm (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 6

  • Eihwaz: yew tree (10 min)
  • Perdhro: uncertainty (30 min)
  • Gebo: gold, silver, red (30 min)
  • Wunjo: joy (10 min)
  • Hagalaz: constricting situation (15 min)

July 16, 9:00am-12:00pm (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 7

  • Naudhiz: black (10 min)
  • Isa: ice (20 min)
  • Jera: cycle (30 min)
  • Eihwaz: white, green (10 min)
  • Perdhro: dice cup (20 min)
  • Elhaz: great restraint, defense, protection (30 min)
  • Sowulo: sun (15 min)

July 16, 1:00pm-4:00pm (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 8

  • Teiwaz: green, red (30 min)
  • Berkana: new beginning (30 min)
  • Ehwaz: horse (30 min)
  • Mannaz: blue, purple (30 min)
  • Laguz: go with the flow (30 min)

July 16, 4:00pm-5:00pm (UTC -8)
Infomercial Sprints

  • Character discovers a secret that disrupts their lives (10 min)
  • New development (20 min)
  • Hurricane (10 min)

July 16, 5:00pm-6:00pm (UTC -8)
Meow Sprints, Part 3

  • Catastrophe (10 min)
  • Catamaran (10 min)
  • Catalysis (15 min)

July 16, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 9

  • Inguz: fertility (5 min)
  • Othala: wealth that cannot be sold (30 min)
  • Wyrd: fate (20 min)
  • Elhaz: elk (10 min)
  • Teiwaz: success (10 min)
  • Berkana: birch tree (30 min)
  • Ehwaz: red, white (10 min)
  • Mannaz: gain the upper hand (20 min)

July 17, 9:15am-12:15pm (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 10

  • Laguz: water, lake (10 min)
  • Dagaz: stability between opposites (30 min)
  • Othala: home, ancestral land (10 min)
  • Elhaz: black, purple (30 min)
  • Sowulo: see things more clearly (10 min)
  • Teiwaz: creator (30 min)
  • Ehwaz: natural flow, good intentions (10 min)
  • Mannaz: being human (10 min)

July 17, 4:15pm-7:15pm (UTC -8)
Leftover Sprints, Part 2

  • Black, white, green (15 min)
  • Protect the home (15 min)
  • Day (15 min)
  • Copper, brown (15 min)
  • Mine (15 min)
  • Bengal fire (15 min)
  • Roman candle (15 min)
  • Cake (15 min)
  • Lark, daybreak (15 min)
  • Pelican, afterlife (15 min)
  • Owl, sorcery, evil (15 min)
  • Hummingbird (15 min)

July 17, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Xena: Warrior Princess Quotes

  • “Feeling any better?”/”No, but I’ve gotten used to being miserable.” (10 min)
  • “Looking for the man of your dreams?”/”Yep. You’re not him.” (20 min)
  • “What’s wrong with you?”/”Nothing that a good workout won’t cure.” (30 min)
  • “It’s very strange. In every story you tell me, this thing I’m wearing gets smaller. Is it enchanted?” (10 min)
  • “You tricked us!”/”You pronounced him dead yourself. Nothing says he has to stay dead.” (20 min)
  • “You’re not going to kill me, are you?”/”Why ever not?”/”Because I love you. Yeah, I love you.” (30 min)
  • “I can’t believe you’re awake, much less listening to me.” (20 min)

July 18, 9:00am-12:00pm (UTC -8)
Salvador Dali, Part 2

  • Morphological echo (30 min)
  • Apparition of face and fruit dish on a beach (30 min)
  • Dream caused by the flight of a bee around a pomegranate a second before awakening (30 min)
  • The disintegration of the persistence of memory (30 min)
  • Still life moving fast (30 min)

July 18, 3:30pm-6:30pm (UTC -8)
More Soundtracks

  • North by northwest (10 min)
  • Vertigo (20 min)
  • A fistful of dollars (30 min)
  • A summer place (10 min)
  • Awaken (20 min)
  • Love remembered (30 min)
  • Touch of evil (10 min)
  • Master and commander (10 min)

July 19, 9:30am-12:00pm (UTC -8)
Quotes from Guardians of the Galaxy

  • “Okay, I’m gonna be totally honest with you…I forgot you were here.” (10 min)
  • “I am going to die, surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy.” (15 min)
  • “Ain’t no thing like me, except me!” (30 min)
  • “Nothing goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.” (5 min)
  • “Your sources say that she meant to betray us the whole time!” (10 min)
  • “If I had a black light, this place would look like a Jackson Pollock painting.” (20 min)
  • “I didn’t ask to be torn apart and put back together over and over and turned into some little monster!” (10 min)
  • “I don’t even believe you have a plan.” (5 min)

July 19, 2:00pm-5:00pm (UTC -8)
Quotes from The Kingsmen

  • Manners maketh man. (10 min)
  • Don’t be ridiculous. It’s a hand grenade. (20 min)
  • You are about to embark on the most dangerous job interview in the world. (30 min)
  • Sounds like a lot of people are going to die. (10 min)
  • Felt sorry for the boy, did you? He will find this humiliating. (20 min)
  • If you get blood on the carpet, you have to take the carpet up! Can’t stand the sight of blood. (30 min)
  • If you’re prepared to adapt and learn, you can transform. (15 min)

July 19, 6:00pm-9:00pm (UTC -8)
Gone to the Dogs

  • Dessert (10 min)
  • Crash helmet (20 min)
  • Swimming (30 min)
  • Wanton destruction (10 min)
  • Fighting (20 min)
  • Temptation (30 min)
  • Stacked (20 min)

July 19, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Ice Cream Flavors

  • Cookies and cream (10 min)
  • Rocky road (20 min)
  • Blue moon (30 min)
  • Half baked (10 min)
  • Chocolate therapy (20 min)

July 20, 8:45am-12:15pm (UTC -8)
Tarot, Part 1

  • The Fool: the spark that sets everything else into motion (30 min)
  • The Magician: he knows how he must do it, and why he must do it (30 min)
  • The High Priestess: the effects of the mysterious in our every day world (30 min)
  • The Empress: all the pleasure of the senses (30 min)
  • The Emperor: the command of the spoken or written word (30 min)
  • The Heirophant: a person who holds forbidden or secret knowledge (30 min)

July 20, 5:00pm-8:00pm (UTC -8)
Tarot, Part 2

  • The Lovers: the necessity of proper choice (30 min)
  • The Chariot: emotional control (30 min)
  • Strength: fortitude of character (30 min)
  • The Hermit: isolation and withdrawal from the world (30 min)
  • The Wheel of Fortune: destiny seems to strike without warning (30 min)

July 20, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Tarot, Part 3

  • Justice: punishment for those who have wronged (10 min)
  • The Hanged Man: in his vulnerability he has found strength (20 min)
  • Death: a transition to the next level (30 min)
  • Temperance: moderation and balance (10 min)
  • The Devil: everything turns upside-down (10 min)
  • The Tower: do not place your faith in illusions of security (15 min)

July 21, 8:45am-1:00pm (UTC -8)
Chvrches Songs

  • The mother we share (30 min)
  • Recover (10 min)
  • Gun (30 min)
  • Lies (20 min)
  • We sink (10 min)
  • Under the tide (30 min)
  • Get away (20 min)
  • Tether (20 min)
  • Leave a trace (30 min)
  • Every open eye (5 min)

July 21, 4:00pm-5:00pm (UTC -8)
Meow Sprints, Part 4

  • Boxes (10 min)
  • Ceiling (10 min)
  • World domination (20 min)

July 21, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Tarot, Part 4

  • The Star: a beacon of hope and inspiration (10 min)
  • The Moon: susceptible to illusions and deception (20 min)
  • The Sun: peace and good times after ordeals (10 min)
  • Judgement: cleansed and restored (30 min)
  • The World: one is many, many are one (15 min)
  • Ace of Cups: the first stirrings of passion, joy and insight (10 min)
  • Two of Cups: harmonious union (30 min)
  • Three of Cups: sad times become a little less sad (15 min)
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July 2015 Camp NaNoWriMo Prompts for Week 2

Sorry I’m late with this. Without further ado, all the @NaNoWordSprints prompts from week 2:

July 8, 8:45am-1:00pm (UTC -8)
Based on the Egyptian Calendar, Part 2

  • Genius of wind (15 min)
  • Satisfied (30 min)
  • Nourishment and harvest (15 min)
  • Moon (30 min)
  • Valley festival (20 min)
  • Low water (10 min)
  • Birth of the sun (10 min)
  • Wandering (25 min)
  • Reformed (20 min)
  • Five extra days (30 min)

July 8, 4:00pm-6:00pm (UTC -8)
Birds as Symbolism

  • Dove: love, peace, messengers (10 min)
  • Nightingale: poetry, song (15 min)
  • Phoenix: regeneration, rebirth (30 min)
  • Falcon: manliness (10 min)
  • Crane: happiness, eternal youth (10 min)
  • Raven: ill omen, death (10 min)

July 8, 8:00pm-9:00pm (UTC -8)
Meow Sprints, Part 1

  • Tuna (10 min)
  • Yarn (10 min)
  • Sleeping (20 min)

July 9, 10:00am-2:00pm (UTC -8)
Based on Headlines from the June 19, 2015 Issue of Science

  • Pumped up to rumble (10 min)
  • Last dance (20 min)
  • Do it for love (30 min)
  • Tasty (10 min)
  • Invisible (20 min)
  • On the move (30 min)
  • Rain (10 min)
  • A buzz in the meadow (20 min)
  • When the hunter becomes the hunted (30 min)
  • Seal the envelope (10 min)

July 9, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Random Wikipedia Articles

  • Photo division (10 min)
  • The evergreens (20 min)
  • Fruit slice (30 min)
  • Miss Jealousy (10 min)
  • Pursuit of the deadly diamonds (20 min)
  • Polish dance club singles chart (30 min)
  • Banana boat (10 min)
  • Golden down (20 min)
  • Eyes of a woman (30 min)
  • UFO sightings in Sweden (10 min)

July 10, 12:15pm-4:15pm (UTC -8)
Based on Headlines from the July 10, 2015 Issue of Science

  • Targeting copper (10 min)
  • One man’s odyssey (20 min)
  • Deep sleep (30 min)
  • Rolling out the welcome mat (10 min)
  • Getting noticed is half the battle (20 min)
  • Meeting of the minds (30 min)
  • Beachcomber’s delight (10 min)
  • The safety dance (20 min)
  • A fancy new coat (30 min)
  • Bound and mobile (10 min)

July 10, 7:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Leftover Prompts, Part 1

  • The harder to get, the better to have (10 min)
  • Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor (30 min)
  • No knot unties itself (30 min)
  • Like shooting fish in a barrel (10 min)
  • Big fish in a small pond (15 min)
  • Cold fish (10 min)
  • Cabaret scene (10 min)
  • Power of positivity (20 min)
  • Three seasons (30 min)
  • Haircut (30 min)
  • Crossette (30 min)
  • Spider (15 min)

July 11, 10:00am-1:00pm (UTC -8)
Gemstone Metaphors and Associations, Part 1

  • Garnet, pomegranate (10 min)
  • Amythest, sobriety, temperance (30 min)
  • Pearls before swine (30 min)
  • Pearl of wisdom (30 min)
  • Bloodstone, centering, abundance (30 min)
  • Jasper, slow, constant, nurturer (20 min)

July 11, 2:00pm-5:00pm (UTC -8)
Gemstone Metaphors and Associations, Part 2

  • Aquamarine, sea, mirror, hidden meanings (10 min)
  • Diamond in the rough (30 min)
  • Sapphire, wisdom, royalty, divine favor, prophecy (30 min)
  • Emerald, renewal, growth (30 min)
  • Agate, protection, strength, harmony (30 min)
  • Cat’s eye (20 min)

July 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm (UTC -8)
Gemstone Metaphors and Associations, Part 3

  • Turquoise, nobility, immortality (10 min)
  • Moonstone, inward journey, soul left behind (10 min)
  • Onyx, release negativity, confidence (10 min)
  • Red as a ruby (10 min)
  • Carnelian, motivation, endurance, leadership, courage (10 min)
  • Topaz, success, good fortune (10 min)
  • Peridot, love charm (10 min)
  • Tourmaline, healing, vitality (10 min)
  • Opal, inspiration, spontaneity (10 min)
  • Coral, meditation, art objects (10 min)
  • Lapis lazuli, truthfulness, inner power, organization (10 min)
  • Malachite, transformation (10 min)

July 11, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Famous Movie Quotes

  • “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” (10 min)
  • “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” (10 min)
  • “Here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!” (30 min)
  • “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” (10 min)
  • “I see dead people.” (30 min)
  • “To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people!” (5 min)

July 12, 9:00am-12:00pm (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 1

  • Fehu: power and control (10 min)
  • Uruz: wild ox (20 min)
  • Thurisaz: white (30 min)
  • Ansuz: stability and order (10 min)
  • Raidho: wheel, cartwheel (20 min)
  • Kenaz: yellow (30 min)
  • Fehu: cattle (10 min)
  • Uruz: orange, dark green (10 min)

July 12, 2:00pm-5:00pm (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 2

  • Thurisaz: resist unwanted conflict (10 min)
  • Ansuz: mouth, divine breath (30 min)
  • Raidho: blue, black (30 min)
  • Kenaz: knowledge, understanding (30 min)
  • Fehu: green, brown (30 min)
  • Uruz: personal success and healing (10 min)

July 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 3

  • Thurisaz: thorn, giant (10 min)
  • Ansuz: purple (20 min)
  • Raidho: in the right place at the right time (30 min)
  • Kenaz: torch (10 min)
  • Gebo: honor and connection (20 min)
  • Wunjo: pink, blue (30 min)
  • Hagalaz: hailstorm (20 min)

July 12, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Romantic Soundtracks

  • The wonder of life (10 min)
  • Proud and pretty (20 min)
  • The letterbox (30 min)
  • The theft (10 min)
  • The beginning of the partnership (10 min)
  • My father’s favorite (10 min)

July 13, 9:00pm-10:30pm (UTC -8)
Meow Sprints, Part 2

  • Invisible enemies (15 min)
  • Caterwauling (20 min)
  • Toying with something (15 min)
  • Chicken dinner (20 min)

July 14, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 4

  • Naudhiz: need or want something (10 min)
  • Isa: brown, black (5 min)
  • Jera: harvest (5 min)
  • Eihwaz: magical protector or facilitator (30 min)
  • Perdhro: blue, red (20 min)
  • Gebo: gift (20 min)

July 14, 7:00pm-9:00pm (UTC -8)
Rune Meanings and Associations, Part 5

  • Wunjo: balance (10 min)
  • Hagalaz: blue, white (20 min)
  • Naudhiz: necessity (30 min)
  • Isa: halt in activity until change is made (10 min)
  • Jera: brown (20 min)

 

 

July 2015 Camp NaNoWriMo Prompts for Week 1

 

Progress on Camp NaNo so far? Very slow. I’m behind as usual, but I’m trying to catch up.

Anyways, here are the first week’s worth of prompts on @NaNoWordSprints:

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June 30, 7:00am-9:30am (UTC -8)
Fire Idioms

  • Starting a fire (10 min)
  • Getting fired up (10 min)
  • There’s no smoke without a fire (10 min)
  • Too many irons in the fire (20 min)
  • Breathing fire (30 min)
  • Fire extinguisher (30 min)

June 30, 12:00pm-3:00pm (UTC -8)
Camping and Bear Idioms

  • Foot in both camps (10 min)
  • Camp out (10 min)
  • Pitch camp (20 min)
  • In the boondocks (10 min)
  • Bear a grudge (10 min)
  • Grin and bear it (30 min)
  • Hungry as a bear (20 min)
  • Bear the brunt (10 min)
  • Bear witness to (10 min)

July 1, 12:00am-2:00am (UTC -8)
The History of the Marshmallow, Part 1

  • Marshmallow (10 min)
  • Medicine (20 min)
  • Rose water (30 min)
  • Gladiators/fighting (30 min)
  • Extrusion (5 min)

July 1, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC -8)
The History of the Marshmallow, Part 2

  • Toasted (10 min)
  • Root (15 min)
  • Delayed gratification (20 min)
  • Monster (30 min)
  • Crispy (15 min)

July 2, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC -8)
Fearsome Critters

  • Hidebehind/why people never return (10 min)
  • Treesqueak/strange noises (20 min)
  • Mangrove killifish/nesting in trees (30 min)
  • Fillyloo/upside down (10 min)
  • Teakettler/tea kettle sounds (20 min)
  • Snallygaster/quick spirit (15 min)
  • Squonk/melancholy (10 min)
  • Drop bear/surprise (30 min)
  • Fur-bearing trout/fur (10 min)
  • Splintercat/foul mood (10 min)
  • Hoop snake/roll like a wheel (15 min)

July 2, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Water and Letter Idioms

  • Fish out of water (10 min)
  • Keeping your head above water (20 min)
  • Still waters run deep (30 min)
  • Dead in the water (10 min)
  • Watering hole (20 min)
  • Muddy the waters (30 min)
  • Dash a note off (5 min)
  • Dead letter (10 min)
  • Red-letter day (15 min)
  • To the letter (20 min)
  • Crank letter (10 min)

July 4, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Fireworks Effects

  • Peony (10 min)
  • Brocade (20 min)
  • Chrysanthemum (30 min)
  • Strobe (10 min)
  • Falling leaf (20 min)
  • Dahlia (30 min)
  • Willow (5 min)
  • Diadem (15 min)
  • Palm (30 min)
  • Ring (15 min)

July 5, 7:15am-10:00am (UTC -8)
Quotes from “Into the Woods”

  • Slotted spoons don’t hold much soup (10 min)
  • I buried her in a footprint (30 min)
  • I miss my kingdom up in the sky (30 min)
  • The prettier the flower, the farther from the path (10 min)
  • Oh, my precious calls me (30 min)
  • Sometimes the thing you most wish for are not to be touched (10 min)
  • Worrying will do you no good (10 min)

July 5, 6:45pm-10:00pm (UTC -8)
Smoke and Fish Idioms

  • Smoke out something (10 min)
  • Smoke and mirrors (30 min)
  • Blowing smoke (10 min)
  • Smoke-filled room (30 min)
  • Smoke signals (10 min)
  • Fine kettle of fish (30 min)
  • Fishing for compliments (15 min)
  • Have bigger fish to fry (15 min)

July 6, 4:45pm-7:00pm (UTC -8)
Salvador Dali, Part 1

  • Large harlequin and small bottle of rum (10 min)
  • The basket of bread (20 min)
  • Girl with curls (30 min)
  • The first days of spring (30 min)
  • Lobster telephone (15 min)

July 6, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Rhymes

  • Warm up/sun up (10 min)
  • Wombat in a hat ready for combat (30 min)
  • Sprint/strange hint (30 min)
  • Pinch/grinch (10 min)
  • Five/go for a drive (10 min)

July 7, 7:45am-10:00am (UTC -8)
Based on the Headlines from the June 18, 2015 Issue of Nature, Part 1

  • Risky business (30 min)
  • The right climate (30 min)
  • Defensive weapons (30 min)
  • Made a dish (30 min)

July 7, 12:15pm-3:00pm (UTC -8)
Based on the Headlines from the June 18, 2015 Issue of Nature, Part 2

  • Under fire for being unreliable (30 min)
  • Reset your brain (30 min)
  • Turning point (30 min)
  • All alone (30 min)
  • Round the bend (30 min)

July 7, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Based on the Egyptian Calendar, Part 1

  • Wisdom (10 min)
  • Beautiful feast (20 min)
  • Beauty and love (30 min)
  • Soul upon soul (10 min)
  • Midday sun (20 min)