Daily Prompt: Heroic

When you were five years old, who was your hero? What do you think of that person today?

I can barely remember who my hero was 5 years ago, let alone when I was 5 years old.

I don’t actually think I even had a hero back then… Let’s see… when I was 5, my life was all about Astroboy, Care Bears, Transformers, Barbie & The Rockers, Rainbow Brite, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles etc etc

I don’t really recall actually having any figure that I wanted to be like… I don’t even remember what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was too busy watching cartoons and riding my bike and playing with my toys. I do remember at one stage I wanted to be Astroboy… because he was cool, and he could fly, and he always helped people… and I wanted to be able to fly and have rocket boots…

I didn’t necessarily have a hero.

Does that make me a bad person? Who was your hero when you were 5?


Daily Prompt: Roy G. Biv

Write about anything you’d like, but make sure that all seven colors of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet — make an appearance in the post, either through word or image.

Boom. There’s your rainbow right there. Muth-fuckin’ Care Bears, bitches. When I think of rainbow there’s a distinct list that comes to my mind:

  • Care Bears
  • Skittles
  • Rainbow Cakes
  • Gay Pride
  • Actual rainbows

Surely I’m not the only person who instantly had a Skittles moment when they read that prompt? Surely?! It really is a piece of marketing genius ‘Taste the rainbow’So simple and yet so effective.

As a member of GLBTQIA community, I’m more than accustomed to the rainbow. I love colour – I always have. I think it started with shows like Care Bears, and just continued from that.

Ahh, the good ol’ Care Bear Stare… if only that was something that could be done in real life. Imagine what something like Harry Potter would be like if instead of lightning-like magic coming out of his wand, he was able to throw around some rainbows instead… would certainly put a whole new spin on that entire franchise.

The other thing that I am a little bit obsessed with are rainbow layer cakes…

It’s something that I’ve always wanted to try and make, but I’ve never actually taken the time to attempt. I’ve made many layer cakes previously, just not a rainbow one… I’m not really sure why that is, though. I think perhaps because it just seems like it’s almost too much fiddling around – mixing colours, separating cake mixes into multiple bowls etc etc… but there’s no denying that it’s a very impressive result. One day… perhaps I should make that one of my New Years Resolutions – make a rainbow layer cake??