The Daydreamer Challenge, Day 7: ‘Tis the end, my chums!

The Daydreamer Challenge has honestly been amazing. Thank you SO much, Caitlin, for organising it.

It’s Day 7 of the Daydreamer Challenge and today, we’ve been asked to say what our favourite day was, and what our favourite post was.

I think my favourite day was day 3, where we got to talk about another blog – on that day I found some really amazing blogs that I otherwise wouldn’t have looked at.

My favourite post by another blogger… One from day 6, I think. It’s difficult to choose, because I loved seeing everyone’s answers to questions, but my favourite would probably have to be Bubbakavangha’s post simply because of his fantastic answer to my question.

I’m really sad that the Daydreamer Challenge is over because through it, I’ve read so many amazing posts and found so many amazing bloggers. Thanks again, Caitlin. 🙂

The Daydreamer Challenge, Day 6: Lots of Linkity Links

I am a professional question answerer… Pretend that’s a word. Expect a LOT of links!

So, it’s Day 6 of the Daydreamer Challenge (yes, I know; it goes so fast!) and on Day 5 (see my day 5 post for more details) we were asked to write a question at the end of our post. And today, we get to answer them. ALL of them. This is going to be awesome. So, withht further ado, I’ll list the author, their question, and my answer! Simples.

Caitlin (A Little Daydreamer): “Can you believe it is coming to the end of the daydreamer challenge?” No way. It’s been amazing and I’m so glad I took part!
Bubbakavangha: “How do you describe your mind?” Difficult one. I think I’d say it’s a shapeless mass of substance, with little objects zipping about that represent my thoughts. Either that or it’s a flat plain of existence, with people running to relay messages from one end to the other, meeting in the middle.
But I Smile Anyway: “Would you like one of your posts to go viral?” I’m not sure. Yes, because I’d love to read what I’ve written, so that they could get something out of it. No, because I couldn’t deal with the stress, and then people would only read it BECAUSE it was viral. So, no.
Silver Sparkling Stories: “What’s your biggest fear?” That I’ll do something that will mean thatmy closest friends hate me, when I could have done something to prevent it. Among others, but that’s the main one.
A Random Person Called Annie: “How did you feel after posting your first ever post?” Determined that I wouldn’t screw up this blog like I did the last one, and also terrified.
One Sip At A Time: “What’s your favourite phone app?” Probably… Messenger, or WordPress. Gotta love social media…
K.E Wilson: “Where do you draw your inspiration?” The world, really. Whatever comes to mind, I blog about, if I can.
Lrod’s Blog: “Would you rather have your blog go viral or keep t as it is (small audience)?” Small audience. Oh god, I couldn’t deal with it if it were viral.
Gess Pressing Words: “What is the most awkward situation you have ever been in?” Hmm… That time someone made me feel their face?
Sophie Speaks Up: “If you could have someone’s blog for a month, whose blog would it be?” HAHA! Probably deepbluesandseafoamgreens because she is amazing.
Rogue Vogue: “If you were to re-write the dictionary for the year 2030, what one word would you like to change the description of, and why?” Bloody hell… The description for marriage, because it’s not inclusive at the moment.
Annemarie & Life: “What is your favourite part of the day?” Late at night, when I’m alone but I’m talking to one of my best friends.
Edwina’s Episodes: “Have you ever taken down a post because it offended someone?” No, and I don’t think I would, unless I could see why it offended someone or if it offended a close friend of mine. With any post, you’re going to disagree with SOMEONE’s views.
My question: “If you had the chance to meet one of your best internet friends/favourite blogger, would you be nervous before meeting them?” HAHAHAHA YES! I’d probably be a nervous wreck, actually.

My hands hurt so so much. I’m just gonna crawl off and sleep.

The Daydreamer Challenge, Day 2: being somewhat creative in a creative way

Hello, again!
(creepy announcer voice) AAAAND, it’s day 2 of the DAYDREAMER CHALLENGE! Click THIS post to know what it’s all about, if you haven’t seen it already:
Theatrics over (but that was fun), I’m doing the “what word describes you best,” and “make up your own word” part of the challenge. Because pictures… HAHAHAHAHAHAHA-
Um. Right. What word describes me best? Weeeell… Aww god this is difficult…
Wow. WOW! So original, so underused, so… Creative – okay, that was terrible.
I like to make up things. Worlds, characters, names, places, languages, situations – I just like to twist words, and to make things – though not in the building sense with bricks and that kind of thing, because I am a stereotypical weakling puny thing. Thing thing thing thing – I’m really selling myself out here to be creative, aren’t I? But I imagine my words as a sort of thread, where I spin it and you can make so many varieties of different patterns out of it.
My made up word? (Gah, I genuinely have so many; like Caitlin, this Challenge’s creator, I have almost my own language)
Eirla. Pronounced Air-Lah. In my warped mind, it sort of means “mist”, which for some screwed up reason makes me think of creativity, and spinning and beginnings and that.
One day, I’ll do a post on my own language… One day.
I hope you enjoyed this little slice of my strangeness! If you haven’t got involved in the Daydreamer Challenge yet, give it a go; it’s an amazing thing and I’ve already seen so much creativity already from other bloggers.
From the Elmitron

The Daydreamer Challenge, Day 1: Blue

The Daydreamer Challenge has begun, and it’s day 1! This is my response to it: if you want to see the other prompts or want info about the challenge, take a look at this post:

Right, onto the post! The prompt I used for this is the colour blue. Except… I did something a little different with it. This isn’t a poem, a short story or a description, really – it might be a bit of all three, but it might be something completely different. I hope you enjoy!
Okay, look up at the sky.
There! Right when those clouds are out of your way – no, don’t look to ME for when that is, use your eyes! No, I won’t – for goodness sake, I’ll get to that!
See that? That beautiful colour, stretching up and up and up: there’re streaks of yellow and gold where the sun has painted itself across the sky, but it’s a clear day, and you can see the hues of that colour reflecting every which way, until everything is bathed in it.
There’s the sea. Hear it? Waves, crashing upon a rocky shore – but no, you’re not ON the shore, because then you can’t see. Pretend it’s possible, and imagine yourself floating. Picture it; it should be easy!
The spray of the water just falls shy of nipping at your ankles, the foam of the waves reaching up: the white contrasts on the blue, doesn’t it? Some people say that the sea is green, but you can see it’s blue as it stretches out before you, every ripple photographed by those all seeing eyes of yours. You gaze up, to the clouds skipping across the blue; you stare down, at the waves cavorting on a bed of azure. Up, down, up, down – you’d get quite dizzy, really, if you weren’t suspended in the air between those two entities.
The sea is calm today, with the sky peaceful too; it’s an endless blue that stretches for miles and miles. But sometimes, it bursts open; the sky cries and the sea churns, blue turning to black and grey and hissing as it does so. Not so beautiful, is it? Oh, I wouldn’t know!
Calmness, happiness, a sense of peace. Beauty – a dress, flowing to the ground; a painting done in so many shades on a white canvas.
When you see blue, you remember all the things I’ve listed. You associate it with things – “as blue as the sky”, “bluer than the sea on a calm day”. It’s easy.
But when I try to see blue, I can’t.
When I try to see blue, all I think of is the sea – which I can’t see, ironically enough – and the sky, and calmness. But those are just things, and they’re meaningless. Ever heard the phrase, “It’s like explaining colours to a blind person”?
I can’t ever see blue, and that’s fine. I can’t ever fly, and that’s fine too.
Er… Yeah, I’m blind. More on that some time later.
So, that’s my first Daydreamer Challenge day done! It’s an amazing challenge; go sign up if you haven’t already! And of course, great thanks goes to Caitlin for creating this whole challenge! 🙂
From Elm