Daily Prompt: Being Victorious!

Daily Prompt: The World Series starts tonight! In your own life, what would be the equivalent of a walk-off home run? (For the baseball-averse, that’s a last-minute, back-against-the-wall play that guarantees a dramatic victory.)

This prompt confuses me a little. Firstly – I live in England, where unfortunately baseball is virtually inexistent, (although I would like it to be!). The only time I have played it is at home, on the Wii Sport. Secondly, the definition in brackets confused me even more. I’m guessing what they are trying to say is: ‘What event in your life would be the equivalent of making a last minute victory?’ Well, that is a good question!

Today I sent off my UCAS form, (that’s basically the application for going to university in the UK). I’ve applied to five universities so hopefully I’ll get an offer from at least one of them! And when I do – I think that will be my victory.

Actually getting the grades to get into that uni is a different story…but that will probably be the most dramatic win of all!

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Daily Prompt: Being Mortal!

Daily Prompt: At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?

Wow. The Daily Post really think we have brilliant memories, don’t they? Let me think…nope, I really don’t remember this particular personal revelation! It feels like I’ve always known, but surely I couldn’t have once upon a time. Or maybe everyone knows? Perhaps it’s built into our brains from birth?

I don’t know. I remember my Great Granny dying when I was much, much younger, but it didn’t really come as a shock, (that was not meant to sound mean!) I don’t recall ever thinking: ‘People don’t live forever…WHAT?’ but perhaps I didn’t really understand the concept of death.

This is turning into quite a morbid prompt…I’ll finish there for today!

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Daily Prompt: Being in the Movies!

Daily Prompt: You get to spend a day inside your favourite movie. Tell us which one it is — and what happens to you while you’re there.

Just one problem – I have too many favourite movies! So which one would I choose? At first I thought of Avatar; I would prefer to spend a night, (rather than a day), walking through a neon forest, drinking out of leaves and sharing stories with blue people around a fire. Then I thought about Harry Potter – who doesn’t love those films? I’d spend a day in Hogsmead drinking Butterbeer, followed by watching a Quidditch match and finally celebrating my team’s win at a magical all-night party. But what about my favourite Disney films? I could ‘just keep swimming’ all day before having a whale of a time (ha) with my shark friends in Finding Nemo, or I could chase birds across an African plain in The Lion King.

Then I thought about Peter Pan. I think I’ve decided to spend my day with him, in Neverland. We wouldn’t even have to fight pirates – I’d be quite happy to just sit with him all day!

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Daily Prompt: Being Boring!

Daily Prompt: A stranger knocks on your door, asking for directions from your home to the closest gas station (or café, or library. Your pick!). Instead of the fastest and shortest route, give him/her the one involving the most fun detours.

Not wanting to moan too much, but why would I do this? If a person asks me for directions, I assume they want to get there at some point, (not hours after they asked me). The thing is with the suburb I live in, there aren’t any particularly ‘fun detours’. I would say that some routes were prettier than others, and in that case I would send them past our local hall and deer park to the library or café, but when it comes to petrol stations, there isn’t really an exciting way to get there. Perhaps this prompt has inspired me to propose some fun and interesting additions to my area!

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Daily Prompt: Being Young!

Daily Prompt: What’s your earliest memory involving another person? Recreate the scene — from the other person’s perspective.

I’m not quite sure whether this is my first memory of another person, but here we go…

Thrown into a cold world, miles away from the cosiness of my mummy’s belly. Bright lights above me shine down. A room with oddly shaped things standing in the corners and a woman dressed in blue and white. A nurse? Screaming seems to be all I can do. Hours later and I am still doing it. But between the tears squeezing through my squinty eyes, I catch glimpses of other people. Smiling happily. Looking curiously. A man and a girl. Daddy and sister? My sister, three years older than me. She’s holding onto a toy frog because she doesn’t know what else to do. She’s smiling too. She wanted her baby sister to be purple for some reason. She’s a bit weird like that. My skin is pinky-grey. But sister doesn’t seem to mind. She looks happy.

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Daily Prompt: Being Inequal!

Daily Prompt: Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life?

I was quite tempted to write this prompt, (or at least some of it), in German – this has been one of the topics we have been learning about in our lessons recently! Words that spring to mind are prejudice, discrimination, racism and isolation. I am thankful to have never been treated in a way which makes me feel very inferior to others, (apart from those people at school or college who like to look down on others for no reason at all), and the area I live doesn’t thrive on belittling minorities. But obviously that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. I hope that things like this can and will change for the better.

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Daily Prompt: Being New!

Daily Prompt: From your musical tastes to your political views, were you ever way ahead of the rest of us, adopting the new and the emerging before everyone else?

When it comes to music, I’ve found that a lot of people I have been to see have now become ‘stars’. Usually I’ve really enjoyed the support acts at a concert and have bought tickets after to see them do some small gigs. An example of this is when The Vamps supported McFly last year. They were only really known by a few people back then and when my friends and I waved at them, they got so excited because they were actually being acknowledged! I went to see them again earlier this month – in a full arena.

Back at school, one of my teachers told us that he really liked this singer called Jessie J. We had never heard of her but watched a few of her videos on YouTube…and quite frankly thought she was a bit weird! A couple of years later and we were standing in the front row of a packed arena to see her perform! It just goes to show that anything can happen.

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Daily Prompt: Being Tidy!

Daily Prompt: What’s messier right now — your bedroom or you computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.

Neither are that messy! When it comes to tidiness, I am quite good. My bedroom is organised and clean and I have a little obsession with making sure my rug aligns correctly with my (made) bed. Even if there is only a little bit of clutter in the corner of my room I deem it necessary to apologise profusely to all my friends. These tidy habits have also transferred onto my laptop. My  desktop has four icons arranged neatly in the left-hand corner, (the only reason they’re really there is because I think they may be important and I wouldn’t be able to find them otherwise), and my folders… well. Let’s just say that my friends laugh at how many folders I have within folders! I prefer it like this. It makes me feel like my life is on order!

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Daily Prompt: Being Sleepy!

Daily Prompt: Good news — another hour has just been added to every 24-hour day (don’t ask us how. We have powers). How do you use those extra sixty minutes?

My response today is very much inspired by the way I feel. I don’t want to sound negative, but I have an awful headache, lots of work to do and am just tired! So my answer would be…

Sleep!

Daily Prompt: Being a Bookworm!

Daily Prompt: What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without reading a book (since learning how to read, of course)? Which book was it that helped break the dry spell?

I usually end up reading loads over the summer holidays and then just forget to even pick up a book for about four months. This is what happened to me at the end of last year. As soon as Christmas merged into New Year, I got a real urge to start reading again and watched a few book review videos on YouTube because the novels on my bookshelf have been read so many times. I bought four books with my Christmas money: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and Boy meets Boy by David Levithan. I really enjoyed each book but my favourite would have to be Fangirl. I read it in just a few days on holiday and for me, it really captured the awkwardness and reality of so many girls out there – but it’s sweet and funny as well! I think that’s what got me reading again. The thing is, I’ve now lapsed back into my habit of not reading after the holidays – I really need to start again!

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