A short and scattered story about my fictional life – Blogging Extravaganza

Happy Monday, guys! To keep up with the Blogging Extravaganza, I’m coming today with another original blog post. For more info on this fun feature, check out Beauty & The Bookshelf’s blog post.

if you were a fictional character

If I were a fictional character… Wow that was a hard topic to come up with, but definitely, a load of fun, so, let’s try that. I’m going to divide this post in a few parts, and try and write it like a crazy story…because WHY NOT. Let’s prep for Camp NaNo while we can (I am SO late I still don’t know what to do, PLEASE SEND HELP AND A BREATHER) and I hope you’ll enjoy it! I’m definitely completely IMPROVISING THIS. And putting totally random gifs with it, because WHY NOT. Please be gentle. 

My ID-card

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“Not too tall, but not too short, she was just the right size to blend into the crowd, and that’s what she enjoyed. Living in the shadows, not because she was the chosen one and getting ready to fight evil and Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, but just because she didn’t like dragging attention onto her. Her shirt stick onto her skin and her palms felt sweaty from getting into a whole new world, into a sea of people she didn’t know. She always hated crowds, it somehow made her feel a bit claustrophobic. Her average-brown hair caught into the sun, and she bent her head, trying to avoid getting the sun in her eyes. The sun was bad. She hated the sun, not because she was a vampire, but because it reminded her that sooner or later, her thoughts, just like the sun, could explode in her head and make her feel crazy again.”

She’d be a mix of Emmy from Emmy & Oliver, Lenny from the Sky is Everywhere, with all of these artistic abilities towards painting and art in general. Shy and introvert but completely crazy inside of her comfort zone. Weird pet peeves: likes to rearrange her room every two days, counts all her books on her shelves because they are her most prized possession, slightly obsessed with her hair because they are most of the time out of control on her face. Her eyes are bright blue and her skin is too pale, but she’s not a vampire.

The squad

the squad

“They were surrounding her with joy and an exhilarating feeling of being understood. Sometimes, when they just launched into conversation, she knew she could catch up and just made it feel like she belonged since the beginning, because she did. When she had something to say, she knew they’d listen to her, but sometimes she felt shut out of their conversations, because well, it happens.”

The squad would be a sort of badass contemporary superheroes, taking from the best friends in Just Visiting, to the fantastic cast from Emmy & Oliver

The family

modern family

“Straight out of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, they all gather around the TV to watch their favorite reality show, here it has to be The Amazing Race, and scream and cry to tears when their favorite teams wins or loses. Unlike an awful lot of families, no one is the big badass, no one is going to BETRAY ANYONE and they are comfy with each other and feeling okay at cooking and throwing flour all over the kitchen floor, because no one’s really high maintenance.”

It’s all been said, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, never a more accurate yet funny family has been described. With a little bit of motherly love from Aristotle and Dante. A an Ill Give You The Sun kind of sisterhood because this is everything.

The plot, the twist and the happy ending

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“Everything was ending here, right where it began, a comfy place they could now call home. They were tired, not because they had to chase demons like in all of those books, but just because they had to live. But it was a good kind of tired, it was the one that makes you stretch in your bed out of happiness, because in the end, it was a good day. Hearts got broken, accidents did happen, and mysteries were sometimes better left unsold. It was okay. Everything was. And, as she turned around, she embraced the lights of the city, and she knew, if she made one step forward, maybe she could fly. And it was there, the knowing, that was enough.”

This story would be a contemporary YA with a lot of feelings, obviously. Hearts get broken and things happen, maybe a little bit of mystery around a disappearance. Friends, love, feelings, LOTS OF THEM. And most of all, a happy ending.

Okay, wow, I hope you had fun reading it, because I did have fun writing this, ahah.

Tell me, what kind of fictional character would you like to be? Would you live in a fantasy, or a contemporary book? Let’s chat in comments! 💬

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42 thoughts on “A short and scattered story about my fictional life – Blogging Extravaganza

  1. This a brilliant fictional life 😀 if this was a book like you said, contemporary YA with lots of feelings, it’d definitely be on my to-read list 🙂
    This extravaganza sounds amazing, I may have to actually take part in some of these posts.
    (Also are you taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo? I’ve taken part in NaNoWriMo for the last three years but only during November? What are the camp ones like???)

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    1. Aww thank you so much, I’m glad you liked it 😀 WEll feel free to join, there are so many fun post ideas, that’s what I love about it!
      Yes I am! It’s my first time trying out for Camp NaNo, I really shouldn’t but I can feel myself wanting to get back into writing, and it’s a great way to do so! What’s great about it, is that you can settle your own word count, so there’s a bit less pressure…and you can write, edit… I’m going to edit my NaNo draft, and I joined a cabin with two other bloggers. If you feel like trying out, tell me! It would be so much fun to have you in my cabin 😀

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      1. That’s all right 🙂 I’ll have a look at the list of posts and see if there’s any that catch my eye, but the ones I’ve seen so far have looked like so much fun, I’ll definitely try and get one or two done before it ends!
        I wasn’t really too sure what it was when I first started NaNoWriMo but it sounds good, and I love the idea of being able to pick your own word count as well, that’d be really good for me. And it’d be helpful to actually have people there as well because it may stop me from procrastinating towards the end 🙂 maybe I’ll join the next Camp NaNo, they do two a year right?

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      2. Yayy! I can’t wait to see what you come up with, I’m sure it’ll be loads of fun 😀
        Yes it’s really great! I’ve been on a writing slump for years before NaNo last year, and I realized that commiting to a word count, and seeing my goal getting closer and stuff, really motivated me to keep on writing and not give up. And I feel like Camp NaNo will be great at keeping me motivated, too! Yes, there’s another in June! That would be awesome if you could join 😀

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      3. I’m always in some kind of slump it seems like. I have loads of ideas but actually putting them down onto paper is the hardest part for me, thighs never come out the way I imagine them if that makes sense :/
        I tend to start OK with the word count but then toward the end of the month I just kinda fizzle out a little and start putting things off so maybe Camp NaNo is what I need to keep me motivated as well.
        Maybe I’ll join the one in June then, I’ll have some free time then as well!

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      4. Oh, I can understand that! but if you have ideas, you should write them down, no matter how “stupid” they might seem (and I’m sure they aren’t!). You never know, afterwards, maybe this’ll inspire you and end up being THE idea ! 😀
        I get this feeling, I always used to put off writing, or let my idea pass by and not write it down, just, procrastinate. And for that NaNo really helped me, in having a regular writing schedule, and finding happiness at writing again 🙂
        I can’t wait then, if I join again in June, we should share a cabin, and, no matter what, I’ll support and coach you to write 😀

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      5. Yeah, I’m need to start doing that, even if it’s just a couple of chapters or something for each, I could always re-work them later. I do tend to build ideas on top of ideas, I start with one thing then add about ten more, change a few of them and before I know it my new idea is nothing like my old original one 😀
        I know what you mean NaNo is good for actually creating a schedule for you for writing isn’t it. And it helps me get my ideas onto paper.
        That’d be great! And I can do the same for you as well, make sure you don’t let your ideas pass by.

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      6. Well, ALL ideas are good to take, if you ask me, and I’m sure the things you come up with at the end are AWESOME 😀
        It really is good, I can’t wait, I’m really excited for that one, to get back into my NaNo story, even if I’m scared about the editing process, I really want to! 🙂
        That would be awesome, yes! ❤

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      7. Oh yeah, in the end an idea is only a small part of it, you don’t draft while stories in your head. You have one idea and you expand it so even the smallest one can become something epic!
        Yeah, taking part in NaNo only once a year in November is a long time to wait to get back into series writing, and I’m sure once you get started the editing process won’t be too bad. And hey if your feeling stuck you can always come to me for help. I’ll be happy to support you even if I’m not technically a part of Camp NaNo this time around 🙂

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      8. See I find the middle the hardest part. I always know how to start and how to end but filling in the middle I struggle with. If you ever need any help or any support I promise to be there for you, I know trying to do any part of NaNo can be a real challenge.

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      9. I always start off strong at the beginning but it’s the middle that always stumps me, that where I’d need the help but it’s different for everyone. Whenever you need help just let me know and I’ll be happy to do whatever I can for you 😀 I’m the same, there’s nothing like it is there!

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      10. Writing is hard enough as it is. One of my friends is writing a book, I know she struggles with some aspects.
        I’m sure you’ll be fine 🙂 I reckon once you start Camp NaNo it’ll all come flooding back and you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it before!

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      11. She’s in a bit of a slump right now, writer’s block, but I think she’s started editing again a little. But yeah I’m the same, I imagine it’s so hard to write a book and send it out into the world to try and get it published.
        I’m sure it’ll be amazing, I can’t wait for the second Camp NaNo, you’ve made me want to get started writing again 😀

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      12. Oh yeah, I tend to lose interest in things quickly, I’m not sure I’d be able to work on one story, re-reading the same thing over and over again.
        I have a few things on in April so I don’t think that’d be a good month for me, it’s when my Level 2 for work is due, I’ll have to wait for the next one in June!

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      13. I’ll keep my fingers crossed it all goes OK for you then, but I’m sure it will. You’ll probably love it once you start!
        Yes definitely, if you have time to participate in June then let me know, we can be camp buddies 😀

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  2. The Blogging Extravaganza posts have been so fascinating. I love how your description of your fictional character is someone that sort of blends in the story and doesn’t draw attention to herself. As for who I’d be… I’m very much like Auden from Sarah Dessen’s Along for the Ride. Her character is exactly what I’m like in real life. But if I could be like anyone… it’d probably be Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments. Because she’s totally sassy and badass. And I’m so not like that, haha. Anyway, loved this creative post, Marie! I only wished I knew who Emmy and Lenny. Alas, I’ll meet them someday. 😛

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Summer, that’s so sweet of you! ❤ I think that description would perfectly fit who I am in real life, too, ahah 🙂 Oh, this Sarah Dessen book is going on my Summer TBR for sure, because I NEED to read it, I know how much you love it! 🙂 I would love to be a bit more sassy and badass too, like some characters in books, but I guess that's just not who I am. But we're allowed to dream here 😛
      Thank you so much! And I hope you'll read those books and meet those fantastic characters 😀

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  3. I absolutely loved this post and the whole feature in general. It’s so cool that you are participating. Writing prompts can be such fun and I liked the categories you split it up and how it just started and you were right there in the middle of it all!
    I don’t even know what kind of character I would want to be. MC’s have such a difficult life, but aren’t we all the MC’s of our own story?

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