Five-Hundred Word Challenge 83: I was Going to try and do Two Five-Hundred Word Challenges, and a List of Plugs

I decided that tonight I was going to try and do two five-hundred word challenges because I wanted to.

Originally, I was going to write about how I was going to go to Brighton-Le-Sands in the morning for a swim before I headed off to work, but then decided not to as, based on the first sentence alone, I thought I was going to repeat the information of each sentence within the same sentence.

Then I decided that I was going to write about how, despite it being a small problem in the grand scheme of things (and even a small problem among the problems that I have and think I have), I wasn’t entirely happy with how my writing was going recently as I want to be able to write more serious pieces, and more surreal and abstract pieces, but am only able to write in an absurd style. Then I realised that I’m not really unhappy with this and just need to work on balancing what I write about as well as put more reviews up as there are a few things that I want to review but have not gotten around to doing.

I realised that I didn’t actually feel like writing about anything else tonight and it would probably be better if I spent the evening relaxing so I’m fully charged for tomorrow and any future days that come my way, allowing me to battle them without difficulty.

I should probably also spend more time working on music and MS Paint Masterpieces as I haven’t done that since Christmas.

Yes, that was a plug for MS Paint Masterpieces.

No, I do not feel shame for advertising it as I think the page is worth checking out as a lot of it is equal parts fun and stupid.

Okay, I’ll stop now.

I realised that, after churning out one five-hundred word challenge (that was lacking in sensibility), and spending a good part of the day at university, I was feeling devoid of ideas. I needed a break instead of spending more time bashing away on a keyboard, vomiting words out of my fingers in order to construct sentences. I also wasn’t feeling like diving into my mind and trying to do more stream-of-conscious writing, although I probably should do more of that, but not right now as I’m not quite in the mood for writing sentences that only seem connected in some manner if you’re willing to grasp at straws to try and make connections.

I think I’ll spend the rest of the night taking it easy, because I don’t really feel like writing any more than I already have and should probably look at going to bed early to make sure that I get a good amount of sleep instead of staying up late for no reason whatsoever. Maybe I’ll read some more of Finnegans Wake.

So, instead of doing what I originally decided to do, there will not be two five-hundred word challenges from me.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 09:39:71

I’m deeply saddened by how much slower this was than the last one.
It was insanely slow. It shouldn’t have taken anywhere near as long as it took to write this.

Anyway…

Recently I decided to do a long list of plugs for some people who I think are worth checking out, but I didn’t want to make it a separate post, so I’ll put it here.

Le Dot, run by Nathalie, is focused on photography.
by marion by Marion is one I’ve plugged before, so I’m going to again. Photos, illustrations, and many other things.
Afthead , run by afthead, is full of knitting and writing and the occasional photo.
Stephellaneous, run by Stephanie, is intense, serious and humorous writing.
Brainspace from Laoghaire is another that is focused on photography, as far as I’m aware.
Spanishwoods, run by Spanishwoods, is photography and poetry.
leaf and twig is run by seedbud. It is also full of photography and poetry.
Storytime with John is run by John. He writes stories, among other things.
Amanda Lyle puts her stuff up on Inside the Life of Moi. Writes about life. A mix of serious and fun.
Josh Wrenn also does serious and fun via My Friday Blog.
Photo Ni Ompong is where Ompong shares his photography and occasional sketch.
Cee’s Photography is full of photography from Cee Nuener.
Joshi Daniel Photography is run by Joshi Daniel. It shows photography from Joshi Daniel.
lemanshots allows one to see the photography of lemanshots.
crowcanyonjournal shares his photography on Crow Canyon Journal.
kendonoob is about kendonoob’s journey in kendo. Still s young blog but it shows promise.
TheReporterandTheGirl is run by TheGirl. It’s predominantly writing from TheGirl

These are all people who I think are worth the time checking out as I think their content is good.
I know I’ve missed quite a few that I like (Leanne Cole being one of them, but as I link to her blog weekly, I thought that it would be okay to omit her in this case), so I’ll add them the next time I do this.

And check MS Paint Masterpieces, run by some mysterious person who is as enigmatic as he is unknown.

Written from my desk at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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