Last Sunday was stuffed full of freedom like a donut with jelly—the kind that drips down your chin as you laugh with delight. I got to stroll around my hometown in the sunshine; slurp an enormous smoothie; watch a man in a wolf mask play violin; wander through market stalls filled Read more…
Jennifer of BlagHag.com suggested that a few writing prompts might get the ball rolling for people participating in The Honesty Project. Since I love asking questions, I wanted to give it a go! Feel free to use any (or none) of these ideas to get started on your blog, journal, video, or any other format you find most fun. [caption id="attachment_1777" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Original photo by Lady Vic on flickr"][/caption]
30+ Ideas and Writing Prompts
- Many people say the most influential persons in their lives are their parents. That's just too predictable. What unexpected individual has had a significant affect on how your life is headed today?
- What have you missed out on because of fear? What different sorts of activities or experiences have you chosen not to do? Does fear play a part in your decision-making?
- Do you consider yourself to be sexually confident? Do you think you have a healthy outlook and perspective on what sex is for and what it means on a deeper level? What is that?
- What's the story of your website? How would you feel if it was deleted tomorrow?
- What was the biggest lie you ever told? Did anyone find out? Did you benefit from it?
- Have you ever acted in a way that went against your values/morals/ethics? In other words, have you been a hypocrite?
- When was the last time you inspired someone? Feel free to toot your horn ;)
- When was the last time you were truly enraged? What caused that reaction, and was it deserved?
- Do you have any addictions or obsessions? Maybe you're a fangirl or an obsessive shopper?
- What's the hardest thing you've had to overcome?
- Picture the worst sexual experience you ever had... now either tell us about it or tell us if it was bad because of inexperience, awkwardness, or a dislike for that individual.
- If you've converted from one religion to another (or left religion all together), was there a "honeymoon" phase after making that decision? How did you feel for the next few months? Has that feeling changed?
- What traits would someone have who was the opposite of you? (more…)
[caption id="attachment_1576" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo by Sarah McGee"][/caption] Godlessgirl.com has been live to the world for one whole year! Every single cliché about time passing you by, flying, or otherwise moving swiftly applies here. When I decided to create this blog, I was certain I would become some sort of internet phenom, bursting onto the blogging scene with something new and different that would charm the readers into subscribing, commenting, and loving me into online stardom. A girl's gotta dream, right? As I discovered after beginning Godlessgirl.com, I am only one rather unremarkable voice within a chorus of thousands. I gathered no fame, no large following, and (I am rather surprised to say) no hate mail. Am I disappointed? No. I'm thrilled to have a community around me of writers, thinkers, and friends whom I admire and enjoy. I especially want to send a shoutout to my tweathens! Thank you for being there for me and supporting my copious rants, links, updates, and musings. I may never be someone truly remarkable, but I know this blog has helped me make the startling and stuttering transition from "newborn angry closet atheist" to "more relaxed ready to come out atheist". I'm on my way! Thank you all for reading, commenting, and being a part of my life! Let's continue to converse and know each other better. Please drop me a note anytime or ask me anything.
Year One Highlights(more…)
I'm subjecting myself to seeing New Moon today with my girlfriends [Edit: I was going to see it, but then I came down with some nasty virus]. I am the only non-fan among them, so I've been acting out by glorifying all that is horrible and hilarious about the book series. Not familiar with Twilight? Unsure if you should read it or not? Here, this should solve everything. (Spoiler alert. ...I can't believe I care about saying that.) Now the proof that your children should not be reading these books! But perhaps you should if you love to hate things like I do. Quotes were gathered from various sources (mostly this one)--but not my brain nor my books (which I shall not admit to reading unless under extreme duress). <3 & gay sparkles! --GG
I can do this, I lied to myself feebly. No one was going to bite me. -Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 1, p.14"My name is Stephanie Meyer and I just learned about foreshadowing in 8th grade Language Arts!"
Edward: "Besides, friends don’t let friends drive drunk." Bella: "Drunk?" Edward: "You’re intoxicated by my very presence." Edward: "Are you still faint from the run? Or was it my kissing expertise?"Doooouuuuuche
His cold touch on my skin never failed to make my heart thud erratically. Twice, when that happened, I caught a look on his face that made me sure he could somehow hear it. -BellaAnyone else wonder what happens when she farts?
I knew what had to happen now. The girl would have to come sit beside me, and I would have to kill her. She would not have time to scream or feel pain; I would not kill her cruelly. That much I would give this stranger with her horribly desirable blood. -Edward Cullen, Midnight Sun"Well shit, I just wanted to borrow your Bunsen burner; you didn't have to bite my head off!"
When I came here as a child, he would always remove the bullets as soon as he walked in the door. I guess he considered me old enough now not to shoot myself by accident, and not depressed enough to shoot myself on purpose. -Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 2, p.35No, that starts in book 2.
His fingers were ice-cold, like he’d been holding them in a snowdrift before class. But that wasn’t why I jerked my hand away so quickly. When he touched me, it stung my hand as if an electric current had passed through us. -Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 2, p.45Cliché #257 accounted for!
I was consumed by the mystery Edward presented. And more than a little obsessed by Edward himself. -Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 3, p.67 I was completely absorbed, except for one small part of my mind that wondered what Edward was doing now, and trying to imagine what he would be saying if he were here with me. -Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 6, p.117Aaaaaand obsessed needy girlfriend is born.
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Now for the creeptastic best-of-the-best!
You’re always crabbier when your eyes are black — I expect it then. -Bella Swan, Twilight, Chapter 8, p.171Expect what exactly? Red flag! (more…)