Daily Prompt – Now? Later?

We all procrastinate. Website, magazine, knitting project, TV show, something else — what’s your favorite procrastination destination?

Hmmm… Well I have a few of them, because I’d rather be procrastinating than actually doing what I’m supposed to be doing.

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Daily Prompt – If I Ruled The World

You’ve been given the superpower to change one law of nature. How do you use it?

There is so much about this world that I would love to change, if I had the ability to do so, but to have to choose just one of those is actually quite hard – especially because changing one would certainly have a knock-on effect on the rest of the world.

Something akin to the theory that if you travel back in time and change something, even miniscule and insignificant, it will create major changes in the future, and completely alter history.

According to Wikipedia, there are 5 laws of nature – Physical, Natural, scientific, laws of science and law of the jungle, and most of these each have their own sub-set of laws, principles, theorems and equations. After doing some (heavy) reading on a few of them, I now find myself much more confused than I was to begin with. I’m reading a lot of big words, and have absolutely no idea what they actually mean… if anything, this prompt is making me feel quite unintelligent. Rapidly.

I’ve just read a few paragraphs regarding space-time continuum and black holes in space…

…and so now, my brain hurts. What was the question again?

Perhaps, instead of getting so literal with it, I might just state that if I could change anything, I’d get Mother Nature to get herself in check, and sort the weather out properly. Give the rain to the countries that need it the most – I’m lookin’ at you, Africa! And take more of that hot, sunny, dry weather further north to Europe. Nothing extreme, I’d just make sure that there are four distinct seasons again, and that it stays that way. I want nature and all that is in it to continue to survive and then thrive within more equalised ecosystems.

I don’t want to see any more David Attenborough documentaries talking about endangered animals dying in Africa because of the heat and the resulting lack of water. Sorry, nope. Not having it. Make it rain there, so they have water to drink and plants to eat. Make it rain so that third-world nations have much cleaner drinking water, and enriched soil so they can grow crops and feed themselves, rather than die from hunger and malnutrition.

Or maybe, I go one step further, and just give myself the power to close the hole in the ozone layer? That would probably assist with fixing a lot of problems. It’d help stop the polar ice-caps melting, it would help reduce global warming, but I think that there should be a trade off. If I give myself the power to fix the ozone layer, I should also be allowed to implement strategies and policies on earth that will also minimise greenhouse gasses which cause and exacerbate the hole in the ozone layer. Make it an international practice, and those who are non-compliant face heavy fines.

So really, I’m just being greedy, because I want a power that is two-fold.


Daily Post – Intense!

Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal.

Over the past 2-3 years, I’ve really noticed a change in myself towards supporting causes; signing petitions; watching more documentaries about the environment, or bullying, or endagered species’, and I find that I get a bit too emotionally involved / attached… but I’m not necessarily sure why.

Maybe, it’s because whenever I watch a video, I get so involved and invested in what I’m watching. I could watch a clip on YouTube about an oil spill in the ocean, and the disaster it’s created, and how it’s killing all this marine wildlife. Then I’ll be off looking at various websites, signing online petitions to get the spill cleaned up, or to make the people who are responsible, take responsibility, or I’m donating to a wildlife protection organisation.


Maybe, I’m growing and maturing and actually giving a second though to something that I wouldn’t necessarily know (or possibly even care) about. Perhaps I’m becoming more socially responsible?

I’m always supporting various charities on a whim, or because I feel good after doing something positive to help somebody / something else. I’ll donate money for fundraisers at work. I’ll buy something useless like a pen or a wristband or a badge at the supermarket checkout for whatever charity is being promoted that month. I do my part…

…but don’t for one second think that I enjoy being stopped by those people on the street with their lanyards and their clipboards during peak-hour when I’m trying to catch my train / tram, or cross the road. UGH. So annoying. You know the ones, the great big smile on their face, who simply don’t take NO for an answer. Even if I’m wearing my headphones and looking at my phone, they still continue to completely ignore the fact that I’m not really interested nor can I actually hear what they’re saying. I’m not disregarding that what they’re doing isn’t of benefit – I just don’t want to be harrassed about it.

Those skinny, bubbly bitches from the Starlight Foundation. Just stop talking. I don’t care if your name is Stacee (with two ‘E”s). You clearly don’t seem capable of reading body language, nor do you seem to care that I’m rushing to work because I’m late. So when I’m polite enough to say “thankyou, but I’m not interested” that’s your cue to shut up and let me go. Insinuating that I mustn’t want to help kids with cancer because I don’t want to give you my credit card details is quite insulting and a GREAT representation of the incredible organisation that you work for.

To those bastards from UNICEF in your polo’s standing in your group of 5 at the pedestrian crossing waiting like hawks for your next group of prey, I mean, donors, fuck you. You’re just as bad as those Starlight bitches. What part of NO don’t you understand. I don’t want to hear about buying a well, or giving some community a couple of goats, or child sponsorship. Yes, they’re all incredibly important global issues, but I have a social conscience. I may not sponsor a child, but last year for christmas, instead of giving a couple of co-workers some useless crap they don’t need, I bought a few things from Oxfam instead. Just because I didn’t do it through UNICEF doesn’t mean shit. It’s still helping people in need. Stop bothering me.


*exhales* now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I think the last thing that I felt really affected by, was the issue of same-sex marriage. It’s an issue that has become so popular, and become so important, it’s really gotten quite a bright spotlight in the media. I remember watching the movie Milk, by myself, propped up in bed and crying. 

sooo. much. crying!!

I think it was at that point I realised how important gay rights really meant. Not necessarily to me, but to countless others who constantly fight for equality, and keep being treated like second-class citizens. Yes, there have been advances in legislation in some countries, but we want equality. Equality should be a basic human right, and yet there’s so many politicians and religious organisations saying that we’re not equal, and denying us a basic human right either because they don’t believe it (or their political party don’t believe in it), or they believe that some religious being tells them it’s immoral.

That whole Religion vs. homosexuality is a can of worms I need to save for another post…

But the other huge issue for me is also bullying. Have you seen the doco bully? I’ve got it, but I haven’t watched it yet. I’ve seen the trailer and just that brought me to tears. As somebody who was bullied all through school, I know what it feels like to be a victim of bullying. I know how hard it is to have to endure that kind of bullshit every. single. day. Driving you to the point where you don’t want to go to school anymore. Leading you to thoughts of self harm. Causing nightmares of seeking various types of revenge to those that bully you. Thoughts and visions that can damage and haunt you.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but name will never hurt me.