Day 08 β€” A Photo That Makes You Angry/Sad

So… this one made me think quite hard! πŸ˜›

I’m not generally an angry person (if you hadn’t noticed!) so that was pretty much out… leaving me to find a photo that makes me sad.

*ponders this*

Final Deathly Hallows (Part II) Speeches

Okay, so not so difficult after all.

Gah! The perfect image to sum up every feeling and emotion about the final Harry Potter film release. And gosh, these speeches were actually heartbreaking! Because… it’s the end of an era. I’m one of lucky, privileged people who has grown up with the Harry Potter books and films – grown up with Harry himself. And so to be able to witness the end of the films, the true end… well. I won’t lie, theses speeches made me tear up πŸ˜›

But it’s not all sad – the magic of it is, we can dive right back into Harry’s world anytime we like, through the books, or through the films, or any other means. As J.K Rowling said…

“Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”

On that note… how about you guys? πŸ™‚

Have fun!
Bri xx

Day 07 β€” A Photo That Makes You Happy

Well, this is probably meant be a photo that’s more ‘close to home’, but that’s not really what this blog is about. I’m sure you’d much rather see this kind of photo anyways… πŸ˜‰

John Barrowman – Sunset Boulevard

This is a photo of John Barrowman during the time that he was cast as the leading man (Joe Gillis) in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Sunset Boulevard‘ musical. He played Joe from 1994-1995 at the West End, and in 1996 at Broadway.

It makes me happy for two reasons. First – come on, he’s gorgeous!! πŸ˜€ Look at how young he looks, so pretty… and oh my, his hair! *fangirls* Ahem. πŸ˜‰ The second reason is that I adore Sunset Boulevard – it’s a fantastic musical, a great story. It’s actually based on an old black and white film by the same title. I hired it from our library earlier this year – being the first black and white movie I’ve watched all the way through – and it was marvellous. The characters are intriguing, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s transformation of that into songs, music… is beautiful.

So yes. Happy times. Especially when I make it my desktop background… *swoons* πŸ˜‰

Care to share a photo that makes YOU happy?

Don’t forget to check out the awesomeness that Amber has been up to here!

Have fun!
Bri xx

Day 06 β€” Whatever Tickles Your Fancy: Fiction Is My Reality

Fiction Is My Reality.

It may interest you to know that this idea was the very prompt I needed to create this blog. I decided to use this 30 Day Challenge ‘Freebie’, as it were, to give you all a taste of what goes on in my mind, and what the future of my blog will likely relate to!

In a loose, roundabout way, at least. πŸ˜›

Whenever I care to stop and think about it, I can’t help realising that during an average day I seem to slip into the World of Fiction a lot. So many of the important parts of my ‘real life’ are somehow twisted, infused with fiction.

For example, while…

  • Breakfast: I often read fanfiction updates that have littered my email inbox.
  • Walking to uni/town: Either I’m listening to music, or (more often) daydreaming about my favourite fictional characters.
  • Bored during a lecture: Daydreaming, again…
  • Lunch: Either watch a short episode of a TV show, read a chapter of a book I’m currently reading, or more fanfiction perusing.
  • Gaps between lectures: As a compromise for not doing *real* study, I read the novel that we’re currently studying in my English course.
  • Dinner: Always seem to watch an episode of a TV show, or a movie if I’ve the time.
  • Evenings: If I’m caught up on my assignments (or even if I’m not… *cough*), I often do any number of things that I’ve mentioned already – or, if I’m feeling in the mood, I’ll write a fictional-something myself.

I suppose that it doesn’t seem remarkably strange, or out of the ordinary. After all, it’s just a part of my daily routine. But when I got to thinking about all of this… a startling question occured to me.

Do I enjoy the time I spend in the World of Fiction more than the time I spend actually “living my life” in Reality?

A near frightening thought.

What if I was escaping my life by living in all of these fictional realms?

But… I don’t think this is the case. I mean… I don’t hate my life, so it’s not like I actively want to escape it. And yet at the same time – I do enjoy engaging with all of these types of fiction. I love watching my favourite TV shows, reading fanfiction, reading books, watching movies. Obviously. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be engaging with them.

To be perfectly honest, sometimes it does feel like the highlight of my day is an episode of Sherlock, or whatever. Perhaps I’ve just had a bad day, or a boring day. But I don’t think this is the crux of the issue.

I don’t think that my need for fiction has anything to do with how much I like my life, my reality.

Instead…

I think that it has everything to do with the fact that there’s something special about fiction. Something that captivates me, that draws me in. Makes me stop and stare in absolute wonder.

Creativity.

I can’t help that I get obsessive about fictional characters, or am forever off daydreaming in my own, fictional world. It’s just the way my mind works. And I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love it. πŸ™‚

I live my life through fiction.

Somehow, I don’t think I’m alone on this. So crawl out from under those blankets – I know it’s warm! – and tell me your thoughts about it. It might prove to be a fun topic to delve into – and I’m sure it will help me understand it more myself! I have by no means provided a lengthy exploration here… there’s always something more to think about.

Leave a comment. Start the fictional ball rolling.

Hope you all enjoyed my first ‘proper’ blog post! πŸ˜‰

Have fun!
Bri xx

Jack/Ianto Snog Squee!

*heart flutters*

Yeah, so… had to post this, mainly because I just spent a couple of minutes staring at my laptop screen without blinking and drooling on my keyboard.

*shrugs*

Jack/Ianto Snog Squee!

Squee indeed… best scene of 2×03 ‘To The Last Man’ πŸ™‚

Have fun!
Bri xx