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The Infinity Dreams Award

Sorry it took me so long to get to this and thank you (again) to Erika for nominating me!
(I honestly think this should be called the 11:11 Wish award or something, haha.)

Guidelines: 

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Share eleven facts about yourself
  3. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer
  4. Nominate eleven bloggers and set questions for them

11 facts about me: 

  1. I’m extremely extroverted, and I get my energy from being around people. If I pulled an all-nighter and seem mopey, stick me in one of my groups of friends, and I’ll be hyped up in 2 minutes.
  2. I always put too much on my plate. Half-intentionally, half-unintentionally. Some call it impressive; I call it stupid.
  3. I’ve recently felt the flow of poetry through my veins again. I am back after a four month hiatus. Hurrah!
  4. I am happy. That is a great life achievement, I think… However fleeting that happiness is.
  5. This is really random but I like to play dress-up games a lot. Well, I like to play all games a lot, but I’ve stuck to this one really cute dress-up game on my phone in particular for a lot longer than I stick to most of my games on my PC.
  6. I smile at random strangers a lot–every single one I pass by–even if they seem anti-social or busy. I think it’s a good thing, but I’m really not sure.
  7. I see the world through rose-colored glasses. I see everything in a positive light. AKA I’m too trusting of the world and of people; I think everyone is innately good. I still think this is a positive quality regardless of what my parents say.
  8. Eight is my favorite number. Turn it sideways, and it’s infinity. Boop. (Get it? Infinity Awards. Please laugh.)
  9. I have a friend named Naing. It’s pronounced nine, and so I always give him a 9/10 rating. If I’m feeling extra generous, I give him a 9.9/10 rating.
  10. I have ten thousand worries every minute of the day. I need to relax more often.
  11. I make the same wish every single time I catch 11:11, whether it be morning or night.

Answers to the assigned questions:

1. If you could travel and explore a certain place in the world, which location would you choose?

Anywhere, as long as it’s with the one I love. England would be preferred though, haha. I might actually study abroad there at the University of Cambridge. Fingers crossed.

2. By the end of your life, what would you have wanted to have accomplished?

I have done one thing on my bucket list, and that is lead a protest. Oh, I’ve also MCed and made a roomful people face-palm at my puns ten times in one night. And, actually, I’ve also done some other things on my bucket list, but they’re a little sketchier so I’ll leave that up to your imagination. The other hundred are yet to be achieved, and I honestly don’t want to list them all out. Hopefully, my life will continue to be exciting though.

3. Do certain songs remind you of memories or certain times of your life?

Sort of, but I kind of always listen to songs throughout my life and not just in one period of time. I guess some specific ones do, but I can’t pinpoint any right now. Actually, there are some songs that have gotten me through rough times or allowed me to let me emotions out. One of them is Human by Christina Perri. The other songs are just a bunch of rock (which, by the way, is my favorite genre).

4. When we live our every-day lives, we will most likely come into contact with others, and in the long run, we impact those individual’s lives for better or for worse. So! Do you think that our society has been a good steward with such a power?

Yes and no. I’ve read up a lot about the sh*t going on in the world, and I’ve heard from those close to me about all the bad things that happen to them or around them. And I’ve experienced bad things myself of course. But on the other hand, I’ve experienced so many good things, met so many good people. I personally have faith in humanity, and I try to be the best human I can be.

5. Would you rather travel by plane or by train?

Plane, probably. Actually, I haven’t experienced a train yet. I honestly would not know until I experience both. Probably either one. I only get motion sickness in the car. I love plane rides and boat rides. I just don’t know about train rides.

6. What steps can you take to ultimately reach your dreams and goals?

Well, my ultimate goal is happiness, and I don’t want to get into the specifics of all my dreams and goals, so I’ll leave it at that. My steps to happiness… well I’m already working on that with a lot of effort, reflection, self-care, and half-hearted relaxation techniques (which may seem sort of contradictory, but whatever).

7. What are your top three most FAVORITE quotes?

#1 is from my About page: “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” (William Wordsworth).

#2 is: “Always do what you are afraid to do” (Unknown). // “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life–and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do” (Georgia O’Keeffe).

#3 is: “Don’t let people make you feel bad or guilty for living your life. It is your life. Live it the way you want” (Unknown).

8. If you could eliminate one thing from your life, what would it be?

Fear.

9. Which do you prefer: a rainy day or a sunny day?

I like both. I prefer it sunny 75% of the time and rainy 25% of the time.

10. About what percent of your day do you spend on social media?

I spend pretty much all day connected to social media in some way, shape, or form. Unless I’m doing something where I really need to be in the moment like say a protest or an important class/lecture.

11. What’s your favorite game to play with a large amount of people?

Hot Seat or Never Have I Ever. Great for getting to know people. Mafia, cards, League, Terraria, or CounterStrike is fun too.

My nominees:

One of my best friends (I only have 2 right now you know), Wordsmith, …Et Cetera

And then everyone else, haha. I don’t like tagging people much. Feel free to do the 11 facts and 11 Q&A if you feel up for it.

Questions for the nominees:

Same as the above. I enjoyed answering them.

If you made it this far, thanks for sticking with me and listening to my boring life story! I hope to do more of these in the future. Thank you all again for reading!

Q&A #1

Hello everyone! I saw this post by Ramexabella, and I liked a lot of the questions, so I decided to answer some of them myself! I won’t call it an “award” since I wasn’t really individually nominated or anything, but it looked like it’d be a fun post to do!

I’ll be breaking up the question sets into different posts because it’d be freakishly long otherwise. So this one is the set of questions Casual Procrastinator asked Ramexabella (which I will take to answer mwahahaha):

1) What encouraged you to start your blog?

I was headed to college at the time and I wanted to try something new. I’ve always considered blogging, but wasn’t really proactive about finding a good platform for it. I also wanted a space to share my writing with others and something to motivate me to write more. I’ve grown to love blogging very much, and it has been a bigger part of my life and growth as a writer than expected, which is why I make it a priority even in the midst of my busy college life.

2) How do you personally define love?

Well this is hard. Love is a lot of things, but I think it is the ultimate happiness in life. It brings the worst pain your could feel, but if you get past that you’ll have love so strong that nothing can beat it. Wow, that was cliche. But anyway, I’ve been in love for many years, and it has been a rollercoaster but it’s so worth it. I personally believe love is the best thing you can have; it certainly keeps me going through the darkest times. This doesn’t have to be romantic love. Any source of love is precious. I guess I sort of didn’t define love, but I think love is defined differently for everyone. In general though I suppose it’s the unconditionally willingness to be loyal, to protect, to trust someone and to be by their side forever (that was more in the romantic sense, I think).

3) What is your favorite food?

Noodles of any kind, especially ramen. Thinking about all those different types of noodles makes me salivate.

4) When did you feel like your blog made it? Or are you still dubious to whether it’s worthy?

Hm. I don’t think there’s a really big “made it” moment or anything, but I can honestly say I felt like I made it when I got 1 follower, hahaha. It was amazing to me that anyone at all would want to read my writing consistently, and I was just happy that someone was interested and that maybe my words do reach people. Even if they don’t understand my poetry or interpret it the way I do, they enjoy it or maybe relate to it, and they want to keep reading. That just made me really happy.

5) What’s your favorite video game?

League of Legends is probably number one, but I also play a lot of indie games such as Bastion and FEZ. I also love Terraria, Skyrim, and Vindictus.

6) Do you own a car? What type?

I don’t own a car yet because I’m a poor college student, but I hope to have a nice Lexus someday… and then maybe a Benz when I’m older, haha.

7) How do you take your coffee?

I actually don’t like coffee… I prefer hot tea!

8) What does a blog need to have to attract you to it?

I like good, thoughtful writing or poetry. That’s number one, and number two is probably a clean or at least organized look.

9) How did you come up with your blog’s name?

blliteration is my username and All Alliteration is my blog name. I was trying to be clever. All Alliteration just sounded sort of catchy, and it alliterated which was my goal, and I thinkk my other name choices were taken. I chose the handle blliteration because it’s like alliteration but with a “b” which is the first letter of my name.

10) How long have you been blogging?

Hm. Let me find my first post. My first post was July 30th, 2015, but my first real post was July 31st, 2015. So about 2.5 months now!

Thank you for reading! I’ll probably have a few more Q&As rolling out soon. If you have anything you want to ask me, click here or comment!

The Game of Life

The world inside the screen is an unlimited territory, an expansive, sprawling landscape, a horizon that never ends. Not only that, there are thousands upon thousands of these worlds. They allow for harmless, comfortable adventure where your character could never do something wrong, and if they do, it’s because it’ll actually end up being right or easily corrected.

In these beautiful lands, we can explore the depths and soar to the sky. In our vivid fantasy space, we are gifted, we are important, and we are brave. We are who we want to be, going wherever our hearts desire. We become the best, tap tap tapping away at our arrows keys, our combinations programmed to set up a perfectly aimed shot towards our always inferior enemies or allowing us to spew the perfect comeback to NPCs that always want us to do something for them because, again, we are the best.

If only life was that easy.

If only in life we could teleport to exotic lands, undo our mistakes with a click, take a position among the best and admired, and never be outside of our comfort zone. Right?

Contrary to our beliefs, everything we do and have in life is better than in-game. Minus the teleportation.

It may be harder than sitting at a desk, swiftly moving our muscle memory-dependent fingers over our keyboards, but isn’t it more rewarding as well? If we got everything in life so easily, we would only want more. It wouldn’t be as great or as special as it would be to us otherwise. When we work for what we want–whether that be a dream job, respect, fame, money to travel and buy what we want–it’s more valuable to us because of the blood, sweat, and tears put into it.

Instead of interacting with NPCs, interacting with real humans and helping them out, not because we are thought of as the best, but because we are thought of as good people, is where the real value is at. It’s where we get our warm, happy feelings from (and if I might add: it’s scientifically proven); it would certainly feel less like a chore needed to progress in a storyline and more like an opportunity to do some good.

In life, to get what we want or to experience novelty, we do have to go out of our comfort zones, but that makes it mean all the more. When we travel and journey in-game, there is no stepping out of the comfort zone. There is no stepping period, just sitting and tapping at the keyboard. In life, when we come out of our security, we don’t just get the experience, we change as people and gain knowledge, gain real bravery (yes, it’s not in-game and therefore not automatic).

Lastly, adventures and mistakes in-game might be harmless, but aren’t those mistakes and the possibility of harm what makes us smarter, better people? Without our mistakes, where would we be? Probably stuck in perfect, fragile bubbles in our own little worlds of ignorance and naivety.

Unlike video games, the game of life involves mistakes, character development and progression without quantitative leveling up, risky adventure, and a ton of effort. Because of this, we can get everything and do anything we typically could in the gaming world plus so, so much more.

The only thing we might not be able to do is revive ourselves when we’re dead. But I’m sure the scientists are working on that too.

So get out there, and play the real game.