I just came back from Jupiter

I didn’t actually come back from Jupiter. I’m sorry if I tricked you into believing this post was about planetary travel. I need some earthly help.

I had a dream that I was standing on my porch with my family. We were all staring at Mars in the night sky. I don’t mean that we were looking off into the distance. There was a red ball in the sky and it grew in size as the blue sky darkened.

Then all the planets appeared, and my dad kept on saying “take a photo, get it centred.” I took some photos with my phone, but my dad kept telling me to take photos, as if I hadn’t taken any at all. Eventually my attention shifted to the massive green ball of Jupiter. Stunned by the planets (which of course we had never seen until now) we remained outside the entire night.

I’m thinking the writing and planetary gods are telling me to write more science fiction. Maybe the point of the dream is that I’m going colour blind. Or maybe I just need a better phone.

Any dream experts out there? I’m more than open to interpretations of this wacky dream.

Bloggers, I Choose You!

Liebster Awards

This is, sadly, not a Pokemon post. Sometime during the day I was nominated for an award I’d never heard of by Martha Ann Kennedy. Thanks Martha, it’s nice to know you think The Backwords is award worthy. I haven’t checked out the full rules for the award, but I have a general idea of what I need to do. It’s a great way to build your WordPress community. I don’t know what the prize actually is, but hey, I don’t mind entering. Here we go!

Here are the rules for the Liebster Awards:

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers                                                                                             4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.                                                                                                                                              5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Martha’s Questions:

1)What inspired you to begin writing a blog? I really just wanted a space to write and think outside of school, friends and home. It seemed like the right thing to do, especially since I want to write for a living. My blog forced me to write consistently, I need that regularity.

2) What is the difference between writing for yourself and writing for others? I don’t really think there is a difference, for me at least. When I write I aim to please myself first. I write for myself, because if I’m not satisfied with my work I can’t expect anyone else to be.

3) What do you like most to write about? I like to write most about psychological, political and social issues. I originally set out to cover television, film, books, art and music on this blog, but I couldn’t ignore my inquisitive side.

4) If you think there is a downside to keeping a public blog, what is it? Huh. I guess the only downside, which is also a positive, is that anyone can read your blog.

5) Where would you travel if time and money were no object? I’d travel to Germany. There is so much history and culture in that small country. It’s one thing to study history and another to be immersed in it. Also, I love how German tastes. That came out wrong. I mean the language, I love speaking it.

6) What genre do you like most to read? I like reading texts that blur the genre lines, but I tend to read more literary works.

7) What genre do you like most to write? I think I like to write fantastic literature the most. Why can’t fantasy be just as real as literal, naturalistic texts?

8) Looking at your audience, are they your age peers? If no, what age demographic are they? I don’t know how old my audience is. Based on my green age of nineteen, I’d say that the majority of my audience is older than me.

9) What is your favorite part of the day? Going to sleep.

10) What was/is your favorite age? Why? (I liked being 12 because I was old enough to be free but not old enough to be responsible for myself). That’s a good question. My favourite age would have to be eighteen. I stopped caring about my age then.

I choose you:











Now, here is some extra writing for you fantastic bloggers:

1) Do you believe everyone is entitled to their beliefs and opinions? Why or why not.

2) If every book in the world were to be burned tomorrow, what one book would you save?

3) Do you think popular books are popular because they are good or because they are marketable?

4) If you could spend one day with one dead author who would it be? Why?

5) Wat’s more important to you, page views or followers?

6) What irks you about other people’s writing?

7) Do you always watch a movie after you’ve read the book it’s based on?

8) Is a university or college degree really worth the trouble?

9) What’s your favourite place to write from?

10) If you knew the next book you read would be your last, what would you read?