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The Book Character Awards! (a bookalicious initiative)

I have been planning this for sooo longgg and itโ€™s finally time to execeute! So, I find it unfair that we do not have overhyped award ceremonies for book character like we do for actors who play character. I mean fictional people are only ever the best. So, I came up with this idea to [โ€ฆ]

The Book Character Awards! (a bookalicious initiative)

Check out this latest post by Akshita, a treat to all book lovers out there! We finally get the chance to nominate our favourite book characters for awards! So, head over there right away!


Posted in Six Word Stories

Six Word Story #19

Hey Pals!! So, here’s another six word story for y’all.


Hush, close your eyes…just feel.


So, what do you feel? Tired, sleepy, enthusiastic, enchanted by something…or somebody perhaps? You can tell me, I won’t tell anyone ๐Ÿ‘€.

Lol, that was fun. Lemme know your thoughts in the comments! ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted in Ramblings

The Randomness Tag

Not that I consider myself to be just a random puny little human bean, but this sounded like a fun little tag that I randomly came across (hehe, bad pun.)

Hey Pals!! Today, I am doing The Randomness Tag. I was tagged by none other than our very own Riddhi @ Whispering Stories. It feels so nice to be able to tag her after so long, I can’t remember the last time I tagged some friend lol.

Also fun fact- I don’t like any post that has the word random in its title. Buttttt, I make an exception here because this tag is short, weird and fun, and just the perfect kind I can write when on a study break. So, let’s do it.


Rules

  1. Link to the Original post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you.
  3. Tag the person who nominated you.
  4. Ask YOURSELF 5 questions to answer!
  5. Nominate as many people as you want!

What am I most looking forward to at this moment?

Honestly…sleep. I just attended a two-hour long online chemistry class (yes, on Sunday! and yes, it ended precisely at 11:28 pm!) in which I realized that my Stoichiometry basics are worse than I expected, which kind of surprises me because I already thought I was bad at it, but heh, I guess I exceeded my own expectations ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

SOooOoOOoo yea, I be feelin’ a lil’ shleepy-. I’ll just schedule this post for tomorrow morning.


What is my favorite song at the moment?

I am really enjoying Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara currently. In fact, it is playing in the background as I am writing this post. Here is the link if anyone wants to check it out if they haven’t heard of it:


What is the book I am reading at the moment?

Bwahaha, bold of you to assume I am reading anything but SL Loney and other textbooks.

jk.

I started reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer for the third time. Yes, I really do love it. It feels so much like home. Besides, I needed something that was relaxing and not addicting so I could have a bit of relief whenever I read it.


What colour T-shirt am I wearing?

Dark blue. It says “MALDIVES” on it even though I haven’t been outside India. I got it as a gift.


What is the tune playing in my head right now?

Friends by Why Don’t We. I almost always have a Why Don’t We song stuck in my head.


I Tag:


That’s all. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what song tune is playing in your head right now, down in the comments ๐Ÿ˜€.

Posted in Ramblings

3 Hard Lessons to Learn in Life ๐Ÿ˜ต

Ever felt that a particular piece of advice was so good that if you could just put it into practice, your life could get so much better? If you felt that, you are not alone. Today, I will be talking about three things which once mastered can change your life in the most wonderful way. Yet, they are so hard and do annoyingly obvious that we often forget about them. We all know about these things yet they are too difficult to do. So let us talk about three things that we all know we should do but are unable to. Let’s begin!!


1: We Know That We Should Manage Time

I mean, come on now, I have never heard a single person say that they manage their time well, that they do things before it is too late. We know that time is valuable but we still avoid acknowledging its value because we don’t have time for it. Does this even make sense? Lol! ๐Ÿ˜†


2: We Know That We Should Stop Worrying About What People Think About Us

This hardly works because in a small part of our hearts, we do care about what people think about us. And though we know full well that it doesn’t matter, when we are in a situation like this, we can’t help but think what that particular person we met just thought of us. This leads us to think that we aren’t good enough which is a stressful way to feel. Not that everybody feels that, but I do, a little bit.


3: We Know That We Shouldn’t Compare Ourselves With Others

When it comes to studies or pretty much anything, I compare myself sooooo much, it’s a pain in the butt!

Comparing gives birth to envy and self-loathing. You would be completely satisfied with your grades until you would ask the class topper how well they did. Is there any day in life when we don’t compare ourselves with others? Frankly speaking, the answer is a big NO. Comparing comes so naturally that we often don’t even realize when we are doing it.


What do you think? Have you succeeded in mastering any of the above points? Let me know your thoughts in the comments ๐Ÿ˜€.

Posted in Six Word Stories

Six Word Story #18

Keeping with the theme of 15th August, here’s a six word story:

Cheers to India’s freedom and glory!


A very Happy Independence Day to my fellow Indians ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿคฉ. It’s been 75 years of independence for our nation, and I feel so lucky to be a part of this country. I hope India gets all kinds of success in the coming years, and its citizens bloom and bring pride to our motherland!

Posted in Ramblings

Shleepy…๐Ÿ˜ด

I feel a lil sleepy
Sjoring and typng
At the same tine
Aint a good convitionion, lah.

Did i spell thay right?
Convituition
Conveee onion
Onions and garlics
Hmmmmm
Gaelic breaddddd
*insert drool emoji”

๐Ÿคค
Reminds meof the time i
Saved my
Cru
Sh
Crushhhh’s phone number
With this emoji ๐Ÿคซ

Ex crush*
:))

He turned oy to be trash
Obviously
Lmao-
Lmfao-
Lmfao has a more feel to it than lmao,
?
Right?

Why is my choice in guys amazig
Only when it comes ti books?
This witld meeds more awesome guys!!!;
It really does.
Or not. I mean, ebeybidu will die in the end anyway-

I shud slwep
Or shud i do this one chem question?
Meh, tis biring dude.
Biring. Biryani
Which i dont eat
If you come to india ill yake u to
The golgappa stalls
Whoever is readin this
We can eat together-

Does this post mean my bloggy woukd be called weird?
Bloggy……..nice.
Sounds better than blog.
Blog is voring.

Did you know that sleepig with eyes o–
I typed that pog-
Pig-
Pig!!!
Damn I’m weird ๐Ÿ–

But sleepig ong-

There was a girl in mu van
When we used to go yo school
Whom we caled ‘piggy’
Lnao those were yhe days

โœจ We dont go to school anymore โœจ

I wanna slepeppppp ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Ane i just rekaized my phone betterh is…….
…..
Not low
Duh
But
Its 69 percent
Lololololol
I swear whenever i look
Its alwayssssss 68
69*

A. L.w.a y.z

*The kids have left the blog*

I think thats about eniugh or i might cro grazy
I meant ‘go craxy”
Uff.

C
R
A
Z
Y

How hard war that?!?;!
I shud get tyoing lessons-

OKKKKK EMOUGH NOWWWWWW
IM GONNA GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Say bue
Bye* ๐Ÿ™‚
How rude of you!
Hmph

Ok byeeee then ๐Ÿคฉ

I shud totally not
Post this.
Damn wud thay be a distatdet ๐Ÿ’€
Disastwr.
Or howveer uou soell that.

DONT POST THIS NEHAL!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*posts it* ๐Ÿซ 


Posted in Ramblings

Here’s another question for ya!

Hey Pals!! So, I realized my previous question post turned out to be good because people seemed to have fun sharing something they found weird. So, here’s another question that I want you to answer!

So far how old would you say you were when you had the best year of your life? And why?

Lemme know in the comments ๐Ÿ˜€.

Posted in Stories and Poems

An escape into dreams

It’s one of those times when you decide that you’re finally gonna do it. You’re gonna write it all down, all your thoughts and feelings, all the pent-up emotion that’s simmering just inside you, everything that’s going on in that freaking head of yours. It doesn’t matter if it turns out good or bad. What matters is that you’re willing to do it. Not to show it to anyone, just to read it yourself, and maybe feel relief when it helps you to figure out your own heart.

And well, you can’t deny that there’s always a possibility that it turns out just good enough for you to post it on your social media passing it off as “poignant fiction written on a blue day”.

So you do what? You take a pen and a piece of paper, make sure the rifle is working, take a deep breath, and start writing…

Only to realize that you just can’t do it.

It’s okay though. You’re probably still in a slump. It’s not like it’s the first time this has happened- you trying to write something only to not know where to begin.

Maybe you’re just tired, burned out with all the assignments and projects you have to do every day that you are barely able to cope with yet still somehow don’t care about one way or another. Maybe, as people say, the time isn’t right. You’ll probably try some other day, in a better mood perhaps.

Or maybe it’s one of those times when you realize that some things are better left unsaid, one of those times when the thought of seeing those words on a paper terrifies you more than the fear of what might happen if you let them choke you from within, one of those times when pushing something deep down seems a much easier option than letting it out.

Maybe, deep down, you know that it’s just too hard.

So, you put the pen down, tear the barely filled page from your diary, crumple it in your fist, and hurl it at the wall. Then, you slump against the headrest of your bed and close your eyes, breathing heavily. All of a sudden you feel this huge, terrible ache in your whole body, your mind, and you know it’s nowhere related to physical exhaustion. You feel tired. So so tired. Too tired to brush your teeth even, or switch off the lights. And before you realize it, your damp eyes shut on their own, and sleep, mercifully, puts an end to your train of thoughts.

You wake up the next day, not remembering for a moment how you slept in the first place, your untouched glass of milk still lying on the bedside table, cold now, sweat sticking your hair to your neck because you forgot to turn on the AC.

But at first, you don’t notice all this. You don’t look around so you don’t see what’s wrong, or think about all the homework pending, the open books lying on your study table. You don’t notice all the heat and all the bright light. For it’s that blissful moment when you’re barely conscious, your mind teetering somewhere between dream and reality. Your eyes are half closed and at that moment, it’s easy to forget everything, to ignore the sound of somebody shouting in the kitchen, the nagging of your brain as it tries to remind you, “wake up, it’s getting late!” It’s easy to shut it all out and focus instead on the sounds of daily morning traffic drifting up through your balcony, or the dream you just had…what was it again? Something about books and space and time travel, and the possibility of a bigger world, and at this moment, you can still trick your brain into believing that it’s all real.

But you know that if you open your eyes, it’ll all be gone. It’ll vanish, just like that.

So, you don’t. You lie there, a half smile forming on your lips.

But the sounds from the kitchen are getting louder, the light coming from your window becoming too harsh, the nagging in your brain becoming more insistent. And before you know it, you’re blinking rapidly, holding up a hand to your eyes to block out the sun.

It’s a new day. A new beginning. Yet your diary still lies untouched beside you, and your homework is still pending. Your heart still feels heavy with the things you’ll never say. You glance at the clock- 10:30 am. This would be the time to fling yourself out of bed, rush to the bathroom, take a quick bath and start finishing up all your work, while at the same time trying to get a few slices of bread in your roaring stomach.

As the heavy reality of all this starts sinking in, another thought enters your head- It’s Saturday… And you only get a weekend once a week… And it’s only 10:30 am… And studies and life can wait another hour but sleep…aah, there was just something so sweet about that dream you just had, it even had robots and cyborgs!

So, instead of getting up, you groan, grab a pillow and shove it on top of your eyes to block out the light, stretch a hand towards the remote to turn on the AC, and fall right back into bed, into dreams of androids and books, and a life that is worth dying for.

Or, in this case, sleeping for.

~Nehal


Posted in Ramblings

5 Weird and Embarrassing Moments I’ve Been a Part Of โ˜ ๏ธ

Like the one time I somehow ended up mistyping sec as…

Set. Obviously. What did you think?! Dirty minded people ๐Ÿ‘€.

Hey Pals!! So, we’ve all been part of weird incidents. I, for instance, have been part of several of them, and that’s caused me to be severely humiliated. While these aren’t things I’m necessarily proud of, they still make for a good laugh and so I decided to share with you a not-so-small dose of my weirdness (as if you need more of it). Without further ado, let’s get started!


1: Drinking Water in Class is Not Good for your Reputation

There’s this really intelligent guy in my new coaching, and at one point he kind of became like a source for jokes in our group. Every time one of my friends had a doubt in a subject, we would be like- “go ask him, that way we can be friends with him.” Lol yeah. So I was really hoping I could be friends with him even though it seemed pretty unlikely. So what happened was this one day he was sitting on the bench next to mine and I was like- omg yay ๐Ÿคฉ.

Until clumsy stupid me somehow ended up spilling water from my bottle all over him ๐Ÿ™‚.

It ๐Ÿ™‚ was ๐Ÿ™‚ so ๐Ÿ™‚ embarrassing ๐Ÿ™‚, I ๐Ÿ™‚ can’t ๐Ÿ™‚ even ๐Ÿ™‚-

To be fair, it spilled more over me than over him, but I’m pretty sure that it didn’t make a very good first impression. You know you didn’t exactly have a great first moment with somebody if it begins with- I’m sorry ๐Ÿ˜‘.

At least the worst didn’t happen. I thought he would forever try to sit as far away from me as possible but suprisingly, that didn’t happen. Hopefully he’s forgotten the whole thing. I choose to consider it a bad dream โœŒ๏ธ.


2: Stalking People on Instagram can be Hazardous

This one time I was scrolling through some old posts of this guy friend of mine…and yeah, that sounds creepy and stalkery but I was bored and it was the holidays. Everything was fine until…I ended up accidentally liking one of his year old pictures โ˜บ๏ธ.

And while it already is a big deal in itself, it’s even more humiliating when the said guy loves to flaunt about how much girls love him, and he was already under the impression that I had a crush on him (I TOTALLY DIDN’T!). I figured if he had gotten the notification he would waste no time in telling people- “heyyy, see this girl is in love me, bwahaha!!”

I disliked the post as quickly as I could but I have no idea if he saw it or not.


3: Growing Plants Becomes a Disaster

This one time in seventh standard, me and my best friend did something pretty reckless and stupid. Our school had put up plants all around the statue of Jesus Christ and they looked pretty good. One day when the school got over, we were walking past it and one of us randomly joked to go to the Principal and ask if there’s a chance we would be allowed to take one home. The weird thing was even though it was a joke, both of us somehow agreed and ended up knocking at the door to the Principal’s office ๐Ÿ’€.

I’m thinking if there’s a possibility somebody had slipped some wine in our bottles or something because that was, for sure, the dumbest thing we’ve ever done. And that says a lot because we do dumb stuff like every single day. Thankfully, some other teacher answered us and we were saved from embarrassing ourselves in front of the Principal. Instead we ended up telling her we wished to talk to the Principal to take home a plant ๐Ÿ™‚. She ushered us away looking like she thought we had lost our braincells.

The next day she told our class teacher what had happened…who didn’t exactly scold us, but it was obvious from the way she talked to us that she clearly thought that we had lost our senses as well. Yeah, that was pretty weird. I mean we did act like total dorks! I can’t believe how juvenile I was back then! Good thing I’m beyond that stupidity now. *says the person who’s still kinda upset that on top of getting scolded she also didn’t manage to get any plant, but you don’t need to know that*


So, these are all I can think of right now. I was hoping to make this list to five but I have to study ๐Ÿค“…

On second thoughts, who cares about studies anyway? Moving on…

4: I have Trust Issues Because I Used to Believe in the Power of Autocorrect

A veryyyy long time ago, I was reading somebody’s blog. I wasn’t exactly friends with them. I was just exploring. So, I enjoyed the post and was commenting something. In the comment I also said- nice post. Without cross checking if there were any typos in the comment, I posted it. Only later did I realise that I had typed “piss” instead of “post” ๐Ÿ˜ณ.

I was so scaredddd!! And the fact that you can’t even delete a comment on somebody else’s post ๐Ÿ˜ญ. I ended up posting two other comments saying how sorry I was and how it was just a very bad typo while at the same time, googling the definition of the word in the hope of magically finding a meaning that I had previously not known (there, obviously, wasn’t one). But either she never saw my comments, chose to purposesfully ignore them, or even better, trashed them thinking of me as a total freak, because she never responded and I never got to know.

Or maybe she blocked me ๐Ÿ™‚. Can you even do that on WordPress!? I don’t know, I never saw her active much, maybe she had quit blogging and never saw the comment.

Though I would’ve prefered if she had seen it and just wrote back- “haha, happens” instead of giving me what was pretty close to a myocardial infarction (which btw, is just me flaunting that even though I haven’t taken biology in 11th, I know the technical term for heart attack, heh).


5: Trying to Get Teachers Removed Is Fun but Risky

This one too happened back in seventh standard. That was pretty much the favourite year of my life so far. We had this new teacher whom everybody disliked- Poonam Ma’am. She didn’t teach all that great, and she was always scolding children. At that time, our school used to have a Suggestion Box, where students were apparently allowed to put suggestion after writing them on a slip of paper. Me and two of my other friends were bold enough to sit on the front seat in Maths class and make chits about how we want to get Poonam Ma’am removed ๐Ÿ˜ถ.

And we were having so much fun omg (I know that sounds purely evil, but it is what it is ๐Ÿ˜‚). I mean, we wouldn’t have actually submitted the slips but it was fun to write all that. We were chuckling and giggling when the teacher, as is obvious, caught us.

I quickly tore the piece of paper I was writing on. She called us to see what we had written and my other two friends hadn’t torn their slips so damn, that was a disaster for sure! I thought we were done for! I was on the verge of thinking how many people would attend my funeral when somehow, miraculously…she released us?

Not that she was holding us hostage or anything, but she didn’t give us a good scolding, she just told us not to do such kind of stuff in class and focus on studies. The best thing, however, was that next day, the Cabinet members of our school actually came in our class and asked us to submit feedbacks and complaints regarding anything by writing them on a slip of paper. And I, to this date, believe that it was because of our outstanding stupidity that we were able to get that privilege ๐Ÿ˜Ž.


Haha ๐Ÿ™‚.

That’s it! Thanks for reading. I hope people don’t start looking at me as if I’m an alien now. I mean, being an alien would be cool but still ๐Ÿ‘€. Anyway, let me know something weird and embarrassing that’s happened to you, down in the comments! ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted in Ramblings

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