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Well, my dear readers, it's January. And those of you who have been reading my journal for a few years now know what's coming.
That's right -- Rabbit Hole Day.
I no longer remember who wrote this blog post or where it comes from, but I'm quoting it all the same. Italics not mine.Let's face it. You're in a blog rut. Most of the time, you write about more of the same kinda stuff that you usually write about.
Maybe it's your day-to-day life, the stuff you did. Maybe it's topical news response. Maybe it's short fiction. Maybe it's re-linking random stuff you see on the internet. Maybe it's LOLCAT porn. (I hope it's not LOLCAT porn.) Maybe it's here on LiveJournal, or it's over on Vox, or Blogspot or Blogger or Blogblog or Postablogablowablog, or WordPress or Facebook or FacePress or FacePlant or maybe it's just your Twitter account. It's what you're comfortable with, I know, I know…
…but why not try doing something different, just for a day?
...Tuesday January 27th, is Lewis Carroll's birthday. Carroll, you'll recall, wrote about a girl who fell down a rabbit hole and found herself in a place where all the rules had changed... On Lewis Carroll's birthday, you should do the same.
That's right... Rabbit Hole Day is coming.
When you wake up on the 27th, instead of writing about your usual work and school and politics and friends and news and stuff, experience life down the Rabbit Hole and write about the work, the school, the politics, the friends, the news, the stuff that you find there instead. Travel through time. Turn into an animal. Flee from assassins. Talk to your goldfish. Conquer Greenland. Sprout some extra limbs. Learn how to walk on water. Marry an insect.
Take a break from the Every Day and write about your Rabbit Hole Day. Your normal life will be waiting for you when you get back.
So in short, January 27th will not be one of my usual writing updates, life updates, book reviews, work rants, or memes. It will be something fantastic and weird. Previous years have proven quite interesting -- I've had adventures with the Stunticons, fallen into an alternate universe and become a Decepticon, played host to Megatron's shrunken-down army, and been kidnapped by Darth Vader and rescued by a motley crew of fictional characters. (Wow, I've been doing Rabbit Hole Day for five years now... awesome.)
I have plans for this year's Rabbit Hole Day... oh yes I do...
*rubs hands together*
For all of you who have an itch to do something different with your DA journal, I invite you to do the same! Write about something different on the 27th of this month. Have an adventure. Go to another world or universe and write about your experiences there. Invite your favorite fictional character over for the day. Turn your pet into a mythical creature. Turn yourself into a robot or a superhero or a zombie or whatever else floats your boat. Clone yourself, or meet your double from an alternate universe. Get sucked into cyberspace, or kidnapped by aliens, or elected President of another country. Or do something even I couldn't imagine.
Use your imagination. Be creative. Escape the normal world for a day... and share it on your journal or LiveJournal or blog or whatnot on the 27th. It shall be glorious. Art Feature -- Cosmos