Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wild Card Wednesdays

Gabe over at Gabriel Reads has created a brand-spankin' new meme for everyone to take part in called 'Wild Card Wednesdays'.

"This is how it works. Every Wednesday I'll put up a prompt, but it won't be like the prompts you've seen before. Wildcard Wednesday requires bloggers to use their imaginations, to take what they read and use it in a new and unique way."

This week's prompt: What would your boggart be and how would you defeat it?

I'm not taking part this week because I simply have no answer. I am such a massive scardy-cat, I'm terrified of absolutely everything but up at the top of my list is probably 'death,' 'things that go bump in the night' and my rampant imagination (one reason I dislike the dark so much). While I'm very aware of my fears I've never been able to think how I could possibly convert them into something hilarious enough to make the boggart version of that fear disappear, in fact I suppose my real problem is that I'm not sure how I'd actually manifest my fears into some single object (apart from death). So since my creative juices are letting me down I'm simply going to recommend that everyone heads over to Gabe's blog and takes part in this new meme right away and I'll join you all next week!


  1. Thanks for the publicity!

    I did a paper on fear my sophomore year of college and I was struck by how many people are scared of public speaking and death. I was also struck by the fact that people are MORE afraid of public speaking than death. As Jerry Seinfeld said, they'd rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy. :)

  2. Yeah I've heard that,I suppose it really plays into the self-conscious fear of being judged that everyone has, to different degrees.

    I've thought a bit more about my fear (not that I'm any closer to how I'd vanquish it in boggart form) and I think I could define it as a fear of the unknown. I'm not afraid of the act of death but what comes next, I'm an athiest so I don't believe in heaven but the idea of my consciousness just not existing is mind-boggling. The fear of the unknown also covers my imaginations ability to conjure ghosts and ghouls in dark rooms and amplify sounds and I suppose would explain why I'm such a worry-wart.

    Wow, who needs therapy when you have memes!

  3. LOL! I know, right? I should put up a badge on my blog: (Not-So) Certified Mental Health Counselor. :)

    I completely understand about fear of the unknown, although for me, my fear isn't in dying, it's in not living. Ooh, deep. LOL. I'm just afraid that I won't ever do anything before it's time for me to shuffle off this mortal coil. I want to travel, publish books, go into space. Okay, that last one's probably not going to happen. Regardless, I want things to be ridiculously awesome before I become an ex-person. Maybe it's too much to ask, but I think we're all owed a little bit of happiness.

  4. I completely understand and I think it's why my decision to change uni majors and career choices fluctuates so often! There are too many things to do and far too little time!

  5. Mine would be public speaking! I mean that is so scary. I overcame it in college but man it was HARD!

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    XOXO Angela's Anxious Life



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