Daily Prompt – Howl At The Moon

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg

Do you follow Ginsberg’s advice — in your writing and/or in your everyday life?

My ‘madness’, if that’s what we’re referring to it as, is what makes me uniquely me.
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Daily Prompt – Verbal Confirmation

To be, to have, to think, to move — which of these verbs is the one you feel most connected to? Or is there another verb that characterizes you better?


‘To cease to think creatively is but little different from ceasing to live.’
— Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes I feel as though all I have are my thoughts and my creativity, and when my creativity fails me, I feel like a failure.

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Daily Prompt – The Great Divide

When reading for fun, do you usually choose fiction or non-fiction? Do you have an idea why you prefer one over the other?

I actually don’t have a preference of one over the other, I generally tend to find that it all comes down to my state of mind when I actually have the opportunity to read something.
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26 Aug – Feeling Content vs. Constant Achievement

Could you be content with having really good memories and the knowledge that you did something amazing, or do you constantly need to be achieving something new to be happy?

I feel a bit conflicted by this. I’m a bit on the fence about it. Continue reading

19 Aug – Favourite School Grade

What was your favourite grade in school and why?

Generally speaking, I hated school. Kids can be nasty little cunts when they want to be.

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Another Milestone…

365 posts

Since November 2013 I have now passed 365 posts… that’s a year’s worth of posts in 6 months. I can’t believe that it’s already happened. I remember getting excited when I first got to 50 posts, and then 100, and I remember writing something like 20+ posts in the space of a few days and got to 300 and thought it was absolute MADNESS. I actually didn’t realise that I’d written this many, as the last dozen or so I’d just written on my phone whilst in transit to and from work, and I hadn’t noticed. YAY!!

This makes me happy. This tells me that I have a lot to say, and that I have a lot more to say, and I’m glad that I get to share it now with everybody, so THANKYOU to everybody who has been following my randomness and my ranting and my handful of creative pieces I’ve written… it really means a lot to me that anybody is even taking the time to read it in the first place…

Here’s to another 365 posts!!

Daily Prompt – Last but Not Least

In your imaginary award acceptance speech (yes, we know you have one), who’s the very last — and most important — person you thank?

‘…and last, but certainly not least, I need to thank my mum. The person who has always been there for me. The person who has always supported me. The person who has always been there when I just need to vent, or when I need advice, or sometimes when I just needed a cuddle because I was feeling like shit. She’s always there when I just need to talk, or when I need to bounce ideas off somebody. She’s the one who let’s me know when I’m getting a bit ridiculous, or when I need a bit of a reality check. She has always encouraged my uniqueness, my creativity, and my talent, and I simply wouldn’t be the person that I am today if it weren’t for having her in my life, giving me advise and helping me keep my life on track – even when, at times, it’s felt like it was completely falling apart. Mum, words don’t even do justice as to how I feel about you, and how much love I have for you. You mean the world to me, and I’d be completely lost without you. I love you so much. Thankyou!’


Daily Prompt: Express Yourself!

Do you love to dance, sing, write, sculpt, paint, or debate? What’s your favorite way to express yourself, creatively?

Well, in case you’ve not familiarised yourself with my blog already, then you’d know that I’m all about dancing… dancing dancing dancing dancing dancing. Everything is dancing.

However… now… in order for me to answer this, I’d have to say that it’s changed to cooking (well, baking) and writing. I’m trying (read: struggling) to keep up with my daily blogging habits, however the last few weeks has seen a significant increase in activities and work, meaning no time for blogging… and rather than just throw my hands up and say it’s all too much for a white woman, I’m determined to dig myself out of this hole and answer ALL the prompts and get myself back up to date. It might take some time, but dammit, I’m going to do it!!

I love the process of baking. Given that I have quite a sweet-tooth, I find quite a lot of pleasure in baking anything and everything – 98% of the time it’s some kind of cake, and for me, the pleasure is two-fold: the joy of tasting the cake batter (I can’t explain how much I love eating cake batter!) but also the satisfaction of seeing the completed product once it’s been iced, or cooled etc. Most of what I bake is for other people – birthdays, special morning teas at work, but I always take pride in what I make, and I always make sure that what I make looks impressive. There’s something quite satisfying about making a multi-layered cake, smothering it with ganache or frosting, smoothing it out using a hot palette knife for a flawless finish, then taking it to work and seeing all your co-workers standing around marvelling at this towering delight with the constant sound of ooohhhs and aaahhhhhs during a (deliberately) slow unveiling. It’s always impressive, but when it’s finished well, it’s even more impressive.

It also helps if the taste is fantastic as well. It’s so bitterly disappointing to receive a slice of a cake that looks incredible, but tastes quite horrid, or bland. Ugh. Hence why I like to keep tasting the batter as I’m mixing (and when I’m slicing off the uneven cake tops to make ‘chefs treats’!).

Also, as I mentioned earlier, I am really enjoying writing. I do have larger plans to actually do something more grand with my writing, but that will require a significant amount of time, effort and patience… and planning, but I also acknowledge that there’s a significant amount of work that I want to achieve even before I think about starting a creative venture of such magnitude… for now, I’m writing my blog, and that’s more than enough for me right now. This is allowing me to just get words out of my head and onto a screen… but it’ll take a lot more practise before I can even consider writing a first draft of a novel. As far as I’m concerned, that’s a long way off… but something that I want to achieve.


Apr 2 – Not So Shocking

What is something that shocked you when you were younger that isn’t so shocking now?

Without tooting my own horn, I was a pretty switched on kid – there were a lot of things that would have shocked others, but didn’t really phase me. I was quite aware of my surroundings, the people within and what was going on with them.

I look back and think about things that probably should have shocked me, but didn’t, and then I think about how the same thing would affect somebody else. For example, I’ve talked about how I first watched Rocky Horror when I was like, 7 or 8 or something. Granted, I didn’t necessarily understand it at the time, and I knew that there was something wrong when I got into trouble from Mum for watching it, and she said I was banned from watching it again… but then not so long afterwards, mum ended up watching it with me.

And again.

…and again.

…and again, and again, and again…

Seeing as how everybody is so precious about what their children watch, and people get completely hysterical about this, just the concept of a parent allowing their child to watch something so… controversial would send many parents into a fit. Have you seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Would you let your 8yr old watch it? I guess if we’re going to start talking about censorship and age-appropriate content, then we could open an entire can of worms and talk about all kinds of things like violent video-games, cartoons, language, sexual references etc etc… but I’m not going to – my brain isn’t ready for that today. I’ve had a ginger tea and two pieces of cake, that’s enough excitement for one day. *lol*

Other than that, there are of course other things back then, like horror movies for example – they would terrify me back then, and now I re-watch them and I think about how terribly made they were, and how the special effects were soooooo bad.

Maybe I’ve just formed an outlook from a very early age that nothing is shocking to me anymore… I just take it for what it is. Art. Creativity. Statement. Attention., etc.