Thursday, 10 November 2011

NaBloPoMo: November 8

Has anything traumatic ever happened to you? Describe the scenes surrounding a particular event.

I have had a couple of traumatic events. I suppose the one I feel like describing would be the day my dad passed away...

It was a Thursday morning and we were house sitting for our in-laws, it was just Evan & I at home. I was in the main bathroom taking bump pics of my second when Evan came in and he needed a change.. so I changed him in the spare room. Afterwards he ran down the hallway and at the same time i heard the front door open and Evan yell DADDDYYYYY followed by Aaron shouting EMMA! Although as soon as he had come through the door I knew something had happened and I ran down the hallway screaming WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON as my mum & aaron kept trying to get me to sit down.. They did, they told me & my first reaction? "What about the food shopping?" followed by "You're lying" and sorting a sitter for Evan. The next two weeks were spent sitting on my arse watching DVDs and movies before the funeral I can't really remember much tbh. Just feeling numb.

Yeah the grammar is awful - deal withs it.

Monday, 7 November 2011

NaBloPoMo: November 7.

November 7: How do you balance your children, relationship, and work life?

Wait.. balance? What's balance?
I struggle majorly with this and it got to the point where the added pressure of work was too much and I am currently on long service leave without pay.

Let me elaborate on what I, personally, have to balance:

2 kids under 5, study, work, relationship, living with my in-laws, a mother whose health is nowhere near ideal and my own personal issues and trying desperately to catch up with my friends.

I don't do as much housework as I should do - I know that, but at this moment in my life its all study study study kids kids kids study study study kids kids kids.. they are my priorities & everything else is on the back burner for now. It is hard, I don't know how I do it - hell I don't even know if I am even doing 'it' but I get through each day alive and that is the main thing!!

x <3

Sunday, 6 November 2011

NaBloPoMo: November 6.

Today's prompt comes from the gorgeous miss Melissa..

November 5: List 5 people (dead or alive) that you would like to have dinner with and why

This particular prompt is killing me as there are so many amazing people whom I would love to meet or even just be in their presence! Alas, I have compiled a list of people (dead or alive) that I would like to have dinner with & why..

 1. Charles Darwin
As someone who finds everything to do with biology and evolution absolutely fascinating he is somewhat of a hero. If you have never read 'The Origin of Species' I highly recommend it. Just to be in the same room as him would be ace.

 2. Albert Einstein
Do I really need to elaborate here? It's Albert fucking Einstein.

 3. George A Romero
If you know me, even just a little bit, then you will be familiar with my almost-obsession with zombies. Comics, books, movies, games, the genre in general. If it weren't for this man and his 1968 film 'Night of the Living Dead' who knows if this genre would even be around as much as it is?!

4. Lewis & Simon of the Yogscast
So these fellas haven't done anything substantially amazing compared to the above - unless laughing until my sides ache and I almost piss myself is a noteable achievement? They fuelled my love of the game Minecraft and I think they would be a hilarious addition to any dinner party.

 5. Steven Moffat
Penned some of my most favourite Doctor Who stories and most of Matt Smith's era as the Doctor.

6. Tom Waits
I think he would have some very interesting opinions on things.

Other people I would invite; David Tennant, Simon Pegg, Queen Victoria, Freddy Mercury.. and many many more!!


Saturday, 5 November 2011

NaBloPoMo: November 5.

After spending all day wondering why there was no prompt for today I realised that it states on the sight that the weekend is for 'free' writing. I decided to make my own prompt as I dislike the idea of having gaps in this for the weekend.. Also I am sick and procrastinating like a boss so I require something to do!

November 5Share your favourite poem/quote/excerpt and why it is your favourite/what it means to you.

Late last year during a rough patch I was on you tube watching Tom Waits videos (if you have no idea who that is go look him up) when I came across the following video of Tom Waits reciting 'The Laughing Heart' by Charles Bukowski;

 your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

I cried my eyes out after watching that video. Why? Well it 'spoke' to me at a time when I needed to hear good, positive words and as someone who has suffered long and hard for almost 10 years with depression and anxiety, this helps me immensely when I am feeling down.

I can't even explain how much the above words mean to me. Just one of those unexplainable things I suppose.


Cosmic Comic Loot #1

In Australia, or more specifically - in Western Australia, comic book stores are few and far between. Before  my 'local' (next town over) comic book store opened I had to travel 30 - 40 minutes into the city if I wanted to buy comics/general geekerery, but now its a 15 minute drive. As far as I know this is the only (decent) comic store 'south of the river' - but they are awesome. They are called Cosmic Comics & I try to buy all my comics from them - to support the little fish, and the awesome owner Chris. Anyways preamble over.

[please excuse the quality of the following image]

L - R: Issue #1 - 30 Days of Night; Weston & Nicolas Cage - Voodoo Child; Arkham Asylum - Madness; Pocky - Chocolate Flavour.

I, personally, had no idea that Nicolas Cage had written a comic book with his son - but he has and it is pretty awesome. The art work is great, the story is interesting, and its a decent length so I won't have it done and dusted in 2 milliseconds.

Still doing NaBloPoMo - just waiting for the damned prompt for today!!


Thursday, 3 November 2011

NaBloPoMo - November 4.

November 4  - When you are writing do you prefer to use a pen or a computer.

It honestly depends on what I am writing and the mood I am in.
For academic work I tend to write things down with a pen as I learn better from reading something, writing it down, then writing it again (or in this instant typing it up from my notes).
With other writing that I do (poems, short stories, blog posts etc) it depends on where I am, if the mood strikes me and I am at my computer I'll bash something out - whereas if it is 2am and I am having trouble sleeping then get an idea, I'll grab the nearest writing instrument and writable material and scribble it down.

To be honest I love reading hand written items, such as old letters and the feel of a written  note in your hand. Type just seems so informal sometimes.


NaBloPoMo: November 3

November 3: "Can you listen to music and write? What song did you hear today?"

I can listen to music and write 'fluffy' blog posts/poems/short stories etc, but anything that requires me to concentrate and use my brain (university work, important emails etc) then I need absolute quiet or I get distracted.

The only song I have heard today is the beautiful sound of the rain outside, whilst the weiros chirp away. Mother nature makes some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard.

Five songs I listened to yesterday (in no particular order):

1. Bad As Me - Tom Waits
2. Old Black Dodge - Sean Rowe
3. Naked Lady - The Mooney Suzuki
4. Ghost - Sparkadia
5. Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson


NaBloPoMo - November 2.

November 2: "If you knew that whatever you ate next would be your last meal, what would you want it to be?"

For those of you who grew up in the late 80s/90s you may of watched a Robin Williams movie called 'Hook' and if you have seen this movie then you may remember the following scene;

Top 10 Feasts

For me, the idea of being at a table surrounded by people who love you and make you laugh eating your favourite things - no need for manners or with-holding gluttonous urges, is what it would be all about. Having fun, eating what you want, surrounded by love and laughter. 


NaBloPoMo - Intro/Nov 1st Entry

Decided to jump on the bandwagon behind the lovely Melissa from Robots On The Ceiling and take part in NaBloPoMo or 'National Blog Posting Month' - the bloggers version of NaNoWriMo!
I am going to use the posting prompts given and you lucky fuckers get 3 posts in a row as I had no idea this was a thing until 5 minutes ago and need to do Nov 1 - 3.


November 1: "What is your favourite part about writing?"

 - My head is a massive whirlpool of thoughts and ideas, if I didn't write/doodle/scribble I would go bonkers from the sound of my own voice echoing off the walls in my mind. I can be a ridiculously crafty fool at times and find blogging a good release for expressing myself when I can't be bothered doing actual arts and crafts.

My most favourite part about writing is knowing that somebody else has taken the time to read it. I have written heaps of short stories, poems and fanfics that I have never put out there for the world to see purely due to the fear that no one will bother to read it.