Top 5: Type It Out Tuesday

Hello my dear dear readers. It is always a pleasure to be here, giving you writing prompts.

I had found a few over the past few weeks that I was inspired by, so I thought I would share them with you too.

Hopefully one of these inspires someone out there to write their next great masterpiece.

The world you live in has such advanced scientific knowledge, that you are able to see every person’s stats like they are in a video game. Strength, speed, interests, weaknesses. You can see it all.


You walk into a used book store one day, and you happen to notice one book has your name on it. You open it and begin reading, and soon realize it is a detailed account of your life. You skip ahead and you read about yourself finding the book…
Do you read your book to the end?


The day after your 16th birthday, you head downstairs in the morning and make some breakfast. You go back up to your room to get ready for school, but it is as if there is an invisible barrier stopping you from entering the room. Over the day, this same sensation happens again and again, and you realize you can’t enter a room more than once.


You wake up in the morning with a throbbing pain in your arm, and you look to see a strange tattoo on your wrist. You call for your wife, and suddenly the number goes down. You yell again, and the number goes down again. You’re 42 years old, and you seemingly only have 157 words left to speak in your entire life.

You are a freed genie who grants wishes you hear people mutter under their breath


You find a genie’s lamp in an antique shop, and as a joke you rub it. A genie pops out, but after thousands of years of being stuck in the lamp…the genie has a bit of an attitude. He grants wishes, but only those that people say under their breath in a moment of anger.


I hope you all enjoy these writing prompts, and again I hope they can inspire you to create something truly wonderful.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Writing Prompts

Hello again dear readers. I am coming back with another Top 10 Tuesday, and since this week is a freebie week, this list is about the Top 10 Writing prompts I have found, and oh boy…some of them are good!

Before I begin, I should let you know that Top Ten Tuesday has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl since January 2018.

It was born of a love of lists, a love of books and the desire to bring bookish friends together.


Write your heroes death in the following ways:
1. Peacefully
2. By his worst nightmare
3. Alone
4. Violently

Custom Etymology
Write a story or a scene about someone inventing a new word—or, alternatively, giving an existing word a new meaning.


Unexpected Inking
You are showering one morning when you notice a tattoo on your body that you’re quite sure you don’t remember getting. What is it, how did you get it, and what does it mean?

Unfairy Tales
Write a scene that involves a fairy tale trope turned on its head or otherwise deviating from typical expectations. For example: A princess who’s cruel to her kind stepmother; a golden goose that lays explosive eggs; a big, frightening wolf who really just wants a friend.


The 1%
People thought society would be better if we killed the worst 1% every year. Today is the hundredth anniversary, and the notion of the “worst” is getting really tricky.

Superhuman
Absolutely everything that makes you uncomfortable is beneficial for you. Weakened viruses train your immune system, small muscle tears make you stronger…and small bullets make you more resistant to larger bullets. Turns out, the government is awfully interested in your unusual ability.


Duel of the Century
Separated by an entire continent and almost 100 years, Betty White and Queen Elizabeth finally become aware of each others existence. Realizing two beings with immortality can’t exist, they both agree to a duel. For there can be only one.

Dungeons and Dragons
You never knew that your D&D game corresponded to an actual fantasy world you were affecting with your choices. You were having fun playing a very evil character, but after getting summoned to that world as a hero, you’re faced with the living-breathing consequences of the crimes you committed.


Demon Deal
You just inadvertently summoned a demon. But you don’t want to make a deal with him. Now the demon follows you around trying to get you to make a deal with him.

The White Death
Finland houses a secret weapon in their northern forests, awoken in only the most dire times. The White Death of the Winter War was not a human sniper, but an entity beyond time needing to feed. It is the year 2020, and it has woken again, hungry.


Do you know of any other writing prompts you really enjoy? Share them in the comments!

Top 5 Tuesday: Surprising Reads of 2019

Hello fellow readers. Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Bionic Book Worm. She’s done a fantastic job of giving Top 5 list topics for two whole years now, so if you guys have any ideas for a new list, send it her way!

This latter half of 2019 has been a slower reading time for me. I haven’t found as much time to sit back and read as I would like, but I have managed to finish a good number of books or stories.


#1 The Snow Queen
I am a fan of short stories, so I wasn’t worried about not enjoying this piece, but I was surprised by how much I liked it. It was a fun, quick, and entertaining piece to read.

#2 Mistborn
I didn’t realize how interested in this book series I would be. It had an interesting premise when I heard about it, but I was hooked by the first few chapters. I can’t wait to dive into books 2 and 3 in 2020.

#3 Fire and Blood
A political book of the Game of Thrones universe. Sounds like it could be interesting, but I wasn’t too sure at first. Turns out, this was one of my favourite books in the Game of Thrones series.

#4 The Devil’s Apprentice
Pleasantly surprised won’t do this book any justice, but that is how I felt when I read this books. I was a bit indifferent at first, but it quickly turned into a book I thoroughly enjoyed.

#5 The Wheel of Time
I am not necessarily surprised by how good each book has been, but instead I am excited about how entertaining the series continues to be, despite it nearing the 10th or so book I am reading.


What books that you read surprised you this year? Let’s talk about them in the comments below.

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books on My TBR

The usual Top 10 list that I get ideas from didn’t have a topic I was interested in writing this week, so I found a Top 5 idea from Yolanda at Past Midnight, who got the idea from Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, so thank both of you for the idea.

This weeks list is all about the books on my TBR that I am most excited to read. The TBR list on my blog isn’t the complete list, so expect a few that you wont find on there.

#1 The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I vaguely remember seeing the movie years ago, and I thought it was pretty good, so I thought maybe I would read the book. There’s no real reason this is on my TBR list other than I am excited to get away from the fantasy genre for a little bit.

#2 American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a great author from my experience, and I have heard that American Gods is a terrific read. Plus, as a Supernatural fan, I am a big lover of the “gods walking among us” idea.

#3 IT by Stephen King

Though technically this is the book I am currently reading, I haven’t gotten too far into it yet, so I am counting it on my TBR list. So far it’s been a great read, and I can’t wait to dive into it further.

#4 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Of course one of the classics is on my list, especially Frankenstein. A few first hand accounts I have heard make me want to read this one as soon as possible.

#5 Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head by Yourself by D. F. Lovett, J. Theophrastus Bartholomew, and Sam Gorski

I actually found out about this book through a YouTube channel that I follow, and the idea sounds really interesting. It’s supposed to help your brain function, and I often find myself passing the time with meaningless tasks because I am bored.


Are any of these books on your TBR? If not, what books are you most excited to read? Let me know in the comment section.

Top 10 Tuesdays: My Favourite Youtubers and Streamers

Usually there’s a specific list of what Top 10 I’m supposed to be talking about today. For most of the other blogs you’ll see doing the Top 10 Tuesday, they’ll be talking about their favourite tropes in books.

If you are interested in doing a Top 10 Tuesday in the future please feel free to check it out. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

I wrote a post similar to this a few Top 10 Tuesdays ago, so I didn’t really want to explore that again just yet. I figured instead that I’d tell you some of my favourite Youtubers or Twitch streamers so you can know what kind of stuff I watch.

Surprisingly, none of these people are “booktubers” because I haven’t found one that I enjoy watching. Most of them are a bit too boring or don’t cover the books I like, but that’s just me.

So without further ado, here is my list.

The YogsCast

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH-_hzb2ILSCo9ftVSnrCIQ

There’s a whole network of YogsCast members, and I love their group dynamic. You can often find the main channel playing GTA or Trouble in Terrorist Town, all the while giving you some good entertainment and a few laughs along the way.

TheMadCat

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG7RkUBdinVa1YjWSJcucog

If you like the YogsCast, I suggest looking up MadCat. Often creating compilation videos, you’ll probably end up laughing too much that your sides will start hurting.

Tickiwaw

https://www.twitch.tv/tickiwaw

The first of two Twitch channels I try to catch on a regular basis, Tickiwaw streams mainly art, but some video games now and then. He loves interacting with his viewers, and I’ve never found a more welcoming Twitch audience either.

Crash Course

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX6b17PVsYBQ0ip5gyeme-Q

Educational and funny. This is a necessary channel to follow if you like history or thinking about different issues in the current world. I definitely recommend their European and World History videos.

Cinema Sins

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYUQQgogVeQY8cMQamhHJcg

Hilarious movie critiques. What more do I need to say? Definitely worth the watch if you like movie critiques of current and older movies.

Rant Cafe Anime Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-HAwls_ET6oUtRQSdZHOYQ

A group of guys discussing all things anime. It’s both insightful and funny, and helps me fill the holes in my anime watching that I just don’t have the time to do. These guys are on YouTube and Twitch, but I don’t catch them often on Twitch.

Tekking101

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRdyjE3lE7dtCOxU4rTsXVA

Another anime man, and often featured on the Rant Cafe channel, Tekking is literally a walking One Piece Encyclopedia. He could tell you almost anything you ever needed to know about it, and since I am such a big fan of One Piece, his channel is a must for me.

CatVideos

https://www.twitch.tv/catvideos

The second and final Twitch channel on the list. Cat is also an art streamer and is very talented. She has a smaller following, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t a terrific painter. Check out her channel for a good laugh and some weirdly deep conversations for an art stream.

Super Beard Bros

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl84oPPKuECe1PbIwDSN1Cg

Three guys, all with beards, playing games. They seem like the best of friends and they are absolutely hilarious. They don’t often play mainstream games, but if you’re in the mood for a more classic game, these guys are where you should go.

Sidemen

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDogdKl7t7NHzQ95aEwkdMw

A bunch of UK YouTubers and celebrities joined together to make a channel together. Usually they throw off the “dudes being bros” vibe, but they’re often pretty funny and ridiculous.

Top 10 Tuesday: My Favourite Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s post was supposed to be about cover redesigns I loved but honestly I don’t know of many, so I thought I’d change it a bit and just show you some of my favourite book covers that I’ve seen.

I really love the simplistic concept art and the lettering on this cover. It makes it feel very Greek and ancient just by looking at it.

Honestly I am not too sure what I like about this cover, other than the awesome use of orange. Orange is definitely an underrated and underused colour, but it looks awesome here.

This one speaks for itself. The simple neck being covered by the words Dracula casts a very strong message and I love how simple it is.

Another fantastic use of orange, and I really enjoy the lack of context or any real design on this cover. You can tell it’s dust, but there isn’t much more to it than that.

I’m a big fan of the hammer and it’s very fancy design. If you know Norse Mythology some of the things on the cover would mean something to you, which is a big reason why I enjoy it so much.

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Don’t think I need to say anything else do I? I mean it’s dope, awesome, cool, and I love it.

This one is sort of a representation of all One Piece Manga covers. I just like how they show the different characters in the specific arc, and it gives us a but of colour to their designs too, which we usually only get in black and white.

Simple. Humorous. Straight to the point.

I love the quotes being “hidden” by the clouds, and the chalkboard style writing is kinda funky and different.

I love the mystery in this one. There’s a dark figure in the background and an eerie green tinted stone wall that doesn’t answer any questions, but instead makes you ask questions.

Top 10 Tuesday: My Favorite Creative Ideas In Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and is now at That Artsy Reader Girl since January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic was one of my own choice, so I decided to do a Top 10 list of different creative ideas/tropes that I’ve enjoyed in books. Some are pretty common that appear in a lot of books, some I’ve only experienced in a book or two.

What are some of your favourite ideas/tropes that you’ve seen or read? Let me know in the comments.

Hidden Worlds

What I mean by hidden worlds is when there is a hidden city or castle or entire country hidden within our “normal” world. What I mean is Harry Potter’s Wizarding World or the Shadowhunter’s world in the City of Bones and other series.

It’s a hidden world from regular people’s eyes, but it exists nonetheless, and it often is more advanced in certain ways than the regular human world.

Connected Souls

This was the main premise of a book I read years ago, whose name I cannot remember or find even after an hour of looking. Basically, everyone in the world was born as a twin.

Each set of twins has an “alpha” and a “beta” twin. The beta twin is the one that gets sick, gets injured, and feels pain. It is also the beta that will almost always die first, which causes the alpha to also die.

Twins are separated at birth, the alphas going to be nurtured and treated well, while the betas basically live in squalor. I thought it was an interesting idea, giving the main character a difficult time fighting her bad guy twin brother.

Magic Systems

Every fantasy book has its own magic system. Some are simple where they just shoot fire or whatever from their fingers, some it’s a little bit more hidden like the White Walkers from Game of Thrones.

I enjoy learning each new magic system to see how it works, and how none of them are quite the same as the others.

Enemies to Friends

This is a common trope that I enjoy in books. Two characters, enemies for more time than we can remember, finally becoming friends, or even falling in love.

I think there’s something about that bond, and that hatred that makes their relationship stronger in a way.

Adult Protagonists

Usually kids, or young adults are the main characters in a book. Adults are usually set in their place and don’t get involved in the grand schemes of the world like younger people would do.

Having an adult as a main character is an interesting idea because it lets us see the world from the standpoint of someone who has been set in their ways, usually for a long time.

Young Protagonists

I enjoy adult protagonists, but there is nothing quite like discovering a world through the eyes of someone young. You discover their world, learning about everything as they do.

It’s a common trope in all sorts of novels, but to me, it’s timeless.

Villainous Narrators

Unfortunately I haven’t read too many books where the villain is the main narrator, but the few that I have read usually give us an interesting twist on things. Usually we can sympathize with the main character a bit, but it’s much more difficult to if it’s the villain.

What’s awesome though, is that we can sympathize with the villain. We can understand their actions and almost agree with them to an extent.

Pseudo-European Time Periods

Most fantasy books I’ve read focus on the pseudo-European time period. Knights, castles, swords and dragons. The period never seems to quite change, always focusing on the same general time period with minimal technological changes.

It’s a world where magic is ready to thrive, and is my favourite setting for any fantasy book.

Larger Worlds Than We Know

Some stories give us the entire world. Encompassing us with it’s histories and cultures. Other stories give us one small segment of the world. Maybe it’s one country, maybe it’s a continent.

Either way, having this grand scale story and adventure, taking place in only one small area, while knowing that there is countless other places to explore is amazing. It instills a sense of wonder and awe over what else their could be to see.

The Grumpy Old Man

The grumpy old man, usually who has a dead wife and kids, has been alone for years, and basically hates everything, finding that little spark of joy in life that lets them live.

His walls don’t shatter, they melt, slowly and over a long period of time, but finally when they do come down, they melt completely, changing that man down to his very core.