Daily Prompt – All About Me
by Michelle W. on February 12, 2013
“Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.”
This is all about me?
How do I get into these predicaments? I guess it’s kinda like digging a hole for myself. Wait, do I hear guitars down here?
Well I guess I could impart to you the epic origin of how this blog began on one dark and stormy night.
Here we go then – get ready to be blown away!
Once upon a time, there were three wise monks stationed on top of an ancient, desolate mountaintop.
It was their job to carry a secret chest, full of hidden wonders that no mortal man or woman had ever seen or laid eyes upon down from the mountain and deliver its bounty to the townsfolk.
These monks were brave, courageous men, with impressive silky smooth beards that flowed to their knees, soft as candy floss, on account of their vigorous brushing regimes and lucrative sponsorship deals with Garnier Haircare products.
War reigned up and down the land because of this mystical chest and its fabulous contents.
The monks were peaceful folk and wanted to keep their townsfolk from harm.
They therefore proceeded to eliminate all threats to the village in the most gruesome and Tarantinoesquely violent way possible (as a lesson of peace to the others you understand), laying waste to communists, aliens, monsters, alien monsters, preachers, politicians and parking enforcement officers (they got it worse of all, I don’t think the stains will ever come out and as for where they stuck the tickets…..yikes!)
The journey for the monks to the bottom of the mountain after fighting these vicious hordes was particularly arduous and fraught with danger. They braved perilous fires, lava flows, pterodactyls and giant flying ants. Yes. Really. Ants, although they might have been wasps, which makes more sense. Anyway I digress – who’s telling the story here eh? Eh? Thank you.
The monks were war torn and battle scarred but they dragged themselves through the quagmire of enemy bodies slain beneath them, set the chest down in front of the townsfolk, flipped it open and were confronted with a veritable sea of magnificent scrolls of wisdom.
Coughing loudly to address the eagerly assembled throng of listeners, the monks started to recite the words off of the Introductory scroll, at which point some bright young spark remarked:-
“Why not just click here instead?”
They stoned him to death immediately for his insolence and then proceeded to click on the link above anyway.
So astounded at the wonder and beauty of the blog that lay sexily before them, it was then that they decreed to name this blog after that brave young fellow who valiantly sought to speak his mind, that diamond in the rough, that giant among other men, that studly, suave, sophisticated, charismatic hunk of a guy who…………
Nah, I’m just screwing with you! I can’t do it anymore or my sides will burst! But it was fun wasn’t it!
Go click on the link, if you haven’t already done so.
Of course there is a second part to the story that also has much meaning to me (and happens to be very true), in terms of the meaning of my blog.
“I’ve started so I’ll finish” that adorns the other half of my blogging name could easily relate to just food and what a gloriously simple life it would be for me, if that were indeed so.
The second part is my manifesto, my mantra and my modus operandi from when I created this blog.
Quite simply, it means I aim to finish every writing project that I start wherever possible.
Writers (and I think other creationists in general) are notorious for starting new things and for not finishing off/following through enough.
Not on my watch! We never leave a man or woman behind around here soldier!
So there you have it. Part man, part machine, part fact, part fiction, all writer.
They made a film about me – you may have heard of it.
NO! Not Priscilla Queen of the Desert! It’s flaming Robocop!
Except I’m not a cop. Or even vaguely robotic, unless I’ve been drinking heavily.
Maybe I meant Iron Man instead…….
Screw this, I’m a writer, I’ll write my own damn movie and it will make mega bucks – I’m attaching Jerry Bruckheimer to this! If anyone has a spare 100 million bucks then I’ll finish it too, that’s a promise!
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