Thursday, 24 February 2011

A-to-Z All Killer, No Filler Challenge (Prelim)

 (Me, some time hence, when 
I realise just what I've agreed to)

Here's something I spotted in a blogroll and snuffled out at the (rather unfortunately named) Tossing It Out blog:

The premise of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge is to post something on your blog every day in April except for Sundays.  In doing this you will have 26 blog posts -- one for each letter of the alphabet.   Each day you will theme your post according to a letter of the alphabet.

You will only be limited by your own imagination in this challenge.  There is an unlimited universe of possibilities.  You can post essays, short pieces of fiction, poetry, recipes, travel sketches, or anything else you would like to write about.  You don't have to be a writer to do this.  You can post photos, including samples of your own art or craftwork.    Everyone who blogs can post from A to Z.

So, bandwagon ahoy then.

I'll be needing 26 subjects on which to exude brain custard throughout the month. I could just pick them myself, but, in my unlimited masochism, I've decided to let my esteemed (well-groomed, erudite, and not at all prone to the cheap gag, or to inflicting nigh impossible and hilariously ironic Sisyphean punishment) readership use me as their personal performing monkey-cum-sideshow geek.

Pick any word you like, post it in the comments (along with any additional conditions you elect to impose) and I'll blog on it in connection with the Vaults setting. In accordance with JOESKY'S LAW each post will contain actual substantive game-able content.

I'll start the game by doing A to C (picked entirely at random from the Collin's Concise English Dictionary):

A is for "atrophy"
B is for "broth" (dodged a bullet there methinks...)
C is for "curtsey"
D is for "destiny" (Geordie Racer)
E is for "equinox" (Geordie Racer)
F is for "fisticuffs" (Geordie Racer)
G is for "geometry" (Ragnorakk)
H is for "haze" (Ragnorakk)
I is for "immortality" (Ragnorakk)
J is for "Jungian" (Sham, aka Dave)
K is for "kibble" (Sham, aka Dave)
L is for "lopsided" (Sham, aka Dave)
M is for "Maenad" (ckutalik)
N is for "nostalgia" (ckutalik)
O is for "orgasmatron" (ckutalik)
P is for "putrescence" or "pandemonium" (Flynn) or "parallax" (Carter Soles)
Q is for "quarrel" (Stuart)
R is for "ransack" (Stuart)
S is for "silver" (David) or "syzygy" (Erin Palette)
T is for "Thulsa Doom" (David)
U is for "unsettling" (Stuart)
V is for "vermin" (Byron) or "vagabond" (Trey)
W is for "wafting" (Byron) or "were-folk" (Trey)
X is for "xenium" (Byron)
Y is for "yew" (migellito)
Z is for "Zarathustra" (migellito)

Note: due to insufficient days in the month of April this challenge will not include the full richness and variety of the Suessian Reformed Latin alphabet.

Image source: Booklust blog


  1. d for destiny, e for equinox, f for fisticuffs,

  2. g = geometry, h = haze, i = immorality
    (The New Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary)
    (new = 1973)

    You are a brave soul...

  3. j = Jungian, k = kibble, l = lopsided. Looking forward to this, Chris.

  4. M=Maenad, N=Nostalgia, O=Orgmastron

  5. S is for Silver, T is for Thulsa Doom

  6. Q=Quarrel, R=Ransack

  7. V is for Vagabond
    W is for Wafting
    X is for Xenium

  8. You know, I'm almost tempted to do this myself ...

  9. Y is for Yew
    Z is for, of course, Zarathustra

  10. Well, I was going to suggest R for Robot, but it seems you're already fully booked!

  11. P is for "putrescence".

    Alternately, P is for "pandemonium".

    Or combine them for "putrescent pandemonium"...

    Hope This Helps,

  12. I was going to say P for "parallax," but I like Flynn's suggestion of "Pandemonium" as well.

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  14. Correction, I meant Q= Orgasmatron

  15. Good to have you in the Challenge with us. This is getting interesting.

    Tossing It Out


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