Focus

Over this next week, I am going to try and re-focus my mind.

Which means, over the next week I invite you … TOO MY MIND!!! Hahahaha.

It’s more, I like to write to get my thoughts out. What I thought I’d do this week though is too write here, on the blog. Not about more personal things, I’ll leave that to my journal. Just more things, how I can focus on things around the world. What I want to do is get my mind to remember the good things. The things worth fighting for.

It’s getting mentally tough out there. I need to sit and refocus. I am still blocked on Twitter, and I am so thankful. I know what I’m going to do when I get it back. I plan to really stay off of it still, but I will be making a “post”. Then I really wont be on there anymore.

I hope you enjoy the next week of posts, because a lot are about dreams and ideas I have to make the world better. Well, how I think so anyway.

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Gonna do it…lol

This doesn’t really have anything to do with the post from the other day, lol. I guess though, in some ways it does as well.

We ALL know how Trump says things that we know are not true, just like the same with Rowling. You know, at least Trump is honesty with his badness. Like he’s not saying “Oh, I didn’t mean it like” Which Rowling does ALL the time. Just like Trump though, she also acts. How can I explain it. Trump Supporters will always overwhelming say that they want Democracy. However, it’s not actual Democracy, it’s just Trump type Democracy, it’s not true Democracy.

Rowling is kind of the same, in that whatever she says, her cults believes. She’s writing a book that’s about an author, whose criticised online and then get murdered … But she wants us to believe that it has nothing to do with the trans outrage.

How STUPID, does she think we are? That’s the dangerous thing about both Trump and Rowling, they both know that their followers will believe ANYTHING they say. So Rowling says “Oh, it has nothing to do with what’s happening now” Her cult followers will say to us “But she said it had nothing to do with it”

Oh, you just “came up” with that idea all by yourself then?

The reason for my blog though?

When I first saw that news article, I got SO angry. For those who don’t follow the anti-trans ideology, you know, be human. know perfectly well what she’s trying to do. My idea? Too write to bookshops in my state, and not ask them to ban it. That would never happen anyway. Just to consider though, maybe not advertising it *that* much? The book world deserves better than Rowling, it just truly does.

There are so many rumours that she stole a lot of HP from another author. Which is probably why she always “gives in” too fan theories. Dumbledore being gay, never mentioned in her books. That only came about when it became a popular idea. It’s also why I absolutely think she purposely wrote the Goblins working in a bank, so not original.

I will absolutely be polite and I am also going to present it with some facts. I’ve just never done something like this before. I would LOVE some advice, if anyone here has ever done something like that before?

I also only found today that the author who is murdered, is accused of being transphobic.

“The Duchess Who Wasn’t” Day

On this day, take every opportunity possible to slip a well-known phrase into the conversation: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Which is interesting because it’s also International Bat Night “Day” lol. Personally, I think Bats are gorgeous and as some have said “The Farmers of the Sky”.

Anyway, August 27 is “The Duchess Who Wasn’t” day, which celebrates the life of Irish author Margaret Wolfe Hungerford. Only living until 42 years of age, The Duchess was the name she often used to remain anonymous. She has at least 57 works attributed to her name and could have many, many more pieces of writing published, as much of her earliest work was released anonymously.

I would love to be known as something when I die. What would you like to be known by? I really enjoy the sound of “The Goddess” Hahahaha.

Ernest Hemingway

Technically, Hemingway’s birthday is on the 21st. However, there is not wrong time really to write about such an amazing writer, with such an interesting life. I have a few of my favourite quotes of his below.

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”

Of all the writers/authors out there, I have read none of Hemingway’s books (haha). But I know a lot of his quotes, and I am fascinated by the man himself. I am sure his books are completely wonderful, I just never read them. I don’t think he was even *required* school reading.

What did Hemingway win the Nobel Prize for?

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1954 was awarded to Ernest Miller Hemingway “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style.”

It’s happening =D

I am so excited everyone!

One thing I use to do, years and years ago, that was not only fun, but encouraged my writing skills as well. I used to do online role playing!

I’ve gotten back into it! One of the people who is in my Discord book chat invited me. It took me a few days to get back into, but it has been such fun! When I first did it years ago, it was actually how I met my first official boyfriend.

It is so much, I have to imagine a character, create a back story for them. Then you have to remember to stay in character. There’s been a couple of times where I started to write, and then stopped and thought. No I don’t need to hurry this. I think it’s one of the great things to do role playing on Discord, you can kind of take your time and think of a much more descriptive thing to write. Whereas in the AOL role play room days, you were writing sentences like that…

It begins…

One of the things I asked for and got a lot of for my birthday were writing pads!

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I am talking all sizes! Large, medium, little ones that can fit in my bag, and I am already writing in them! Probably of no interest to anyone else, but myself. But who knows what future generations in my family will think! The main reason for me wanting to start writing my thought again. Was because of my Gran.

When we had to put her into the aged care home. We had to go through her house and we found all these writings and thoughts of hers. My Great-Grandfather already had done this and we’ve got some of his writings. It’s a pity that neither of them were able to put them into books. Maybe I can start thinking about it myself!

Just so you know…

You might have heard about the Queen’s Jubilee Writing List. Mainly because transphobes are outraged the Rowling success with HP means she’s the greatest writer ever! She should be on that list.

There are a LOT of writers/authors that I would have expected to be on there, that are not.

  • Terry Pratchett
  • Tolkien
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Agatha Christie

Ten books for each of the seven decades of the Queen’s reign were selected by a panel of librarians, booksellers and literature experts from readers’ recommendations spanning 31 countries.

The Big Jubilee Read includes “brilliant, beautiful and thrilling writing” in novels, anthologies of short stories and poetry published since 1952, said the organisers. They were “shared stories that define our social and cultural heritage”.

The God of Small Things to Shuggie Bain: the Queen’s jubilee book list – The Guardian

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

@harrietsherwood Mon 18 Apr 2022 22.36 AEST

Let’s see

So when I went to write this post, I didn’t actually know what to write about. You see, I have a gazillion and one thoughts running through my head. Have you ever tried catching up with your thoughts, when you have a gazillion and one running through there at Superman speed!

I am also one of those people who can do three things and nothing all at once, but that’s a story for another day.

This is why I love blogging and wanting to get back into jotting down my thoughts and writings, when I cannot blog. Blogging, I can write a post like this and you all understand where I am coming from. I can write about all the thoughts that are running through my head, and not be able to write them all down at once, and you will all understand.

Too most people, well those who do not blog. I could write a whole heap of nothing, and they wouldn’t understand, you would all still understand.

Not that I’m saying this blog post is a whole bunch of nothing. It’s actually a lot of something.

Appreciation

Understanding

Gratitude

Thoughts

Thoughtfulness

Inspired

Happy “Birthday” Louisa May Alcott

Did you know?

Alcott wrote several novels under her real name and also penned works under a pseudonym.

Her very first novel, The Inheritance—written when she was 17—wasn’t published until 150 years after she wrote it, when two researchers discovered it in a library in 1997.

Little Women is partly autobiographical. Alcott used many of the events of her own life as fodder for her writing of this and her other novels. In fact, most scholars believe that the character of Jo March closely resembles Louisa May Alcott. It is not unusual for authors to take incidents from their own lives and use them in their fiction.

Celebrate the Birthday of Louisa May Alcott Lisa Fink, 11.24.19

Louisa May Alcott grew up in the company of Ralph Waldo EmersonTheodore Parker, and Henry David Thoreau.

Louisa May Alcott died of a stroke in 1888. Her health had flagged for decades prior. It was believed that when she volunteered as a nurse after the American Civil War began. She contracted typhoid from unsanitary hospital conditions and was sent home, her health never being the same again. She would write in her journal that she frequently suffered from exhaustion, headaches, nerve issues, and digestive pain. Some modern researchers have found her ailments later in life, may have pointed to symptoms of lupus.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Louisa-May-Alcott

Picture from Mental Floss

Crazy Times, call for early measures!

Normally, I spend the first week of December writing and sending out Christmas cards. With the sadness of this year, I really want to make the Christmas Cards special. What that’ll be, I don’t know at the moment.

However, with our postal service taking a strike for a whole week at a time, I feel like I need to get a quick start on them! Especially for those overseas!