Video flashback

I actually started writing this post a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn’t remember the names of all the video clips. So I had to go and have good look and do some researching. I was inspirred to write this post after reading: Life lessons around the dinner table – March Music videos – Day 30 

I was reminded about how much this video freaked me out and how I feel about it now. Then it got me to thinking about videos that would freak me out and how basically, as I have gotten older, I get them a lot better. I understand them a lot better. So below I’ve posted a few videos that used to freak me out and not much anymore.

How about you? Did you ever come across a video that scared you when you were young, but not so much anymore?

Massive Attack: Teardrop

The baby floating around in there, with little bits floating by…Then it’d start singing! It was released in 1998, so I would have been 13ish. So the thought of a baby floating around singing, crept me out. This is was around the time we were being taught Sex Education. It all felt like “Alien” too me. Obviously as I have gotten older, I can see the beauty in it.

Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun

This one was mainly with the faces that expanded. Still freaks me out actually,lol…But when I was younger it used to really terrify me.

R.E.M – Losing my Religion

I still don’t like how they poke around in the “angel” I cannot watch this video still! I love the song, just don’t like the video.

Marilyn Manson: The Dope Show

Marilyn Manson has to be one of the most interesting artists to have ever existed. My brother was fascinated with Marilyn Manson when we were younger. I didn’t get him, at all, and this video confused me. As I have gotten older, I have “gotten” it…Well, I think I have. I never really did drugs when I was a teenager and now as I have gotten older, still haven’t. So I have no idea if this is what happens on Dope? Marilyn Manson is now one of my favourite artists. His version of “Tainted Love” is probably my favourite, including the original.

I’m “fine”

Back in the world of Celebrity and Hollywood, there were SO many celebrity engagements and weddings on Valentines Day. One of my old favourites got engaged…

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He’s not really old, but I’ve had a crush on him for forever…He’s gorgeous to look at, but I’ve gone off him a little, as I have matured. He’s still seems like a lovely human being, no ill will towards others, but I think he’s been able to “slide” through life…I don’t know how to explain it,lol…I don’t understand him and Katy Perry…Both lovely to look at, but there’s just something…You know?lol…And unlike my other crush, who I’ve gone off a lot since he cheated…

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mmm…Angel…Which reminds…I really need to get the DVD set of Buffy

Have you ever been devastated by a celebrity type crush becoming engaged or married? Were you secretly happy when a celebrity couple broke up, because you were finally in with a chance?!

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*If I wasn’t already with someone one, Luke Evans knew me and he wasn’t gay, we’d totally be married right now*lol

 

 

Astrology and other cool things!

What better way to start a Monday then to tell you about some hobbies that I do. That I can’t actually believe that I have never told you all about!

Now I know the title says Astrology. I am not an actual Astrologer so I can’t not tell you your future/horoscope. However, I am a big follower of it. Now also when I say a big follower of it, I don’t really pay attention to the day to to day. When I was younger my Gran made a chart with different houses and those sorts of ones I pay attention too. Mainly because they’ve been extremely accurate.

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My Gran also taught me Reiki and I am a Level Reiki Practitioner (and my bear Tristan). For those who do not what Reiki is, I’ll give you a little quick break down: Reiki is the ancient Chinese healing method with your hands. The great thing about Reiki is that you can do what is called “Absent Healings”. Which is where you give a picture or have a picture in your mind of the person your healing and you use a proxy (hence the teddy bear). I don’t use Reiki so much on other people anymore, but I do on myself at lot at the moment. It really does help. I must stress that it will not necessarily cure anything, but it helps with the stress of the situation. I once was regularly giving Reiki healing for someone who had terminal cancer. Although it did not cure the cancer, she said that it helped her with the pain.

If you ever feel like you need an absent reiki healing, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

My Grandmother also taught me the ways of the Tarot and I do love using my cards. I currently have a Lord of the Rings deck and I’ve had them for years! I love just using them to help clarify any questions or situations that I find myself currently in. Unfortunately though I don’t know why, but I can’t find my deck!

 

The Writing World Tag

Can I just say a big Thank You to Life Lessons around the dinner table for tagging myself in this…I have absolutely enjoyed doing it, it’s really made me think! (I had SO much fun writing this up) Please see their questions and answers here:

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/the-writing-world-tag/

The Rules

  • Thank the person that tagged you and link to their website
  • Post the rules
  • Answer your tagger’s questions
  • Share your two favorite writing tips and where you got them from
  • Share two random story/WIP ideas you’ve never shared before (It would be cool to include covers, but you don’t have to) (And also they don’t have to be ideas you’re ever going to turn into anything)
  • But don’t spoil them for us 😉
  • Tag five people
  • Let the people you tag know that they have been tagged
  • Ask five questions
  • No, you can’t re-tag the person that tagged you

My Questions

  • If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

JUST DO IT! Just start somewhere…DO IT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT!

  • What was an early experience where you learned that language has power?

My Grandmother is a Librarian, now retired. When we were younger we use to go and visit her a lot and got involved in a lot of the Libraries children programs. I definitely learnt the power of language there. The power of good story telling.

  • What period of your life do you find you write about most often? (Childhood, adolescence, adult hood, young & golden years)

I write mostly, I think, YA mainly. I write more along, teenagers becoming young adults.

  • What is the most difficult part of writing for you?

I just don’t believe in myself enough. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t want at least one writing of mine published. Then when I start writing and I feel like it’s silly. I think trying to compare myself to someone like JRR Tolkien does not help myself.

  • What inspired you to start your blog? 

If you are a frequent reader of mine you will know that I started my Blog because of a school project. We had to write up about two different social media type platforms that we have never used before. I just enjoyed it so much I’ve just kept it up.

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Share your two favorite writing tips and where you got them from.

  • Do not write unless you want too! There is nothing worse than trying to make yourself write. If you’re not feeling it, it’s just not going to happen. This is just a personal tip. Sometimes I feel like (especially if I’m not doing anything) that I should be writing. I always find that I get nowhere and even if I manage to write something, I usually rewrite that bit later.

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  • If I’m having a bit of writers block I watch everything and listen to what I consider to be fantasy. I find that this motivates myself. Even if I don’t end up writing, I definitely come up with ideas.

Share two random story/WIP ideas you’ve never shared before (It would be cool to include covers, but you don’t have to) (And also they don’t have to be ideas you’re ever going to turn into anything) 

I have actually been kind of working on the two below, it’s be great if they’d turn into something…But we’ll see!

  1. The first one I’ll let you know about is actually supposed to be like a television series. I was inspired by a role playing game I played years and years ago. I was a Sorceress, but we had elves and monsters and all sorts! I’ve been writing it like a cross over Lord of the Rings with the television series withX-Men Evolution. Of course though my character (the Sorceress with the pet Wolf) is the Rogue type character.
    I haven’t written anything for it for years though, but every now and then I’ll think of an episode idea.

    Xmen;_Evolution!
    Picture Courtsey of: http://x-men.wikia.com/wiki/X-Men:_Evolution
  2. The other was inspired by a computer game, but I’m writing a novel, that I used to play, also years ago, on a portable PlayStation portable hand player. That is now a huge game on the XBOX 1. It’s supposed to be kind of like I guess YA novel. I would love to publish it, but I don’t think I’m even half way through it.

Tag Five People – I will Tag five people, but if you want to do this one, please feel free!

  1. Musings from a Tangled Mind
  2. This is My Truth Now
  3. From Private to Public
  4. Where Words Daily Come Alive
  5. On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

My Questions to you:

  1. What is the worst advice someone can give you when you’re in the middle of  writers block?
  2. Do you have a writers “set up”. Similar to a reading nook. Please describe.
  3. What (if anything) do you need to have around you to write?
  4. Are you inspired by other authors/writers? If yes, who and why?
  5. Writing wise, what is the most important lesson/s that you have learnt?

Isn’t it Weird

Over the weekend I saw the weirdest movie I have ever seen…But it was one of those films were you can’t look away either, because you want to know how it ends. No matter how bad or weird it may be…You just HAVE to know how it plays out and what happens too everyone.

The movie I am talking about is “Army of Darkness” (IMdB) . It’s a horror/comedy film that came out in 1992. This isn’t a review of that particular movie but it was just so odd and yet I found it enjoyable, even the ending had me cracking up, even when it was so obvious what was going to happen.

I would just like to know what odd movies or show would you recommend, that are completely terrible but we all just HAVE TO WATCH!