Inkling: Randomizer

Confession. I’m sorta not feeling the whole writing about games and being social (online and offline) thing lately, and for the 100th time since I started blogging. Trying to force myself to review a few games I’ve beaten recently (among other posts) is… well, agonizing. It must be this time of year and the fact winter just won’t GO AWAY, GODDAMMIT!! I’m so tired of falling on ice and crawling over snowbanks on un-plowed sidewalks… Maker, why is my city so cheap?? Ahem. This is a FUN HOBBY that SHOULD NOT feel like a chore. I keep yelling that at myself, but I never listen. Sigh.

But yeah, my blogging motivation level is slowly approaching “inexplicably delete myself off the internet” levels of “why am I still doing this and nobody cares” again. Not there yet, at least. My mind is a strange place… Thankfully, these days I have enough self-awareness to not let my emotional turbulence and social problems destroy me. Ups and downs happen. Moods swing. People change. Hearts break. It’s not my fault. None of us are here forever. Just gotta deal with it. Grab a controller and carry on, eh!

Anyway, I saw this writing prompt from Normal Happenings‘ cool Daily Inkling series of posts (awesome idea). I thought I’d take a stab at this one to switch things up and give my brain something else to ponder. Woot. Distractions.

Mr. Peanut Butter
Thank you for the lovely dark humor, Mr. Peanut Butter 😂

Receive ten words from the random word generator. Tell a ten sentence story using each word in order, one per sentence.

And the almighty RNG God stuck me with these wonderful words:

  • alight
  • decorous
  • fax
  • flesh
  • hop
  • neck
  • fry
  • finger
  • touch
  • holiday

Not gonna lie, I had to look up the definition of decorous…. Here we go!

Without any fight the blasted machine was alight. Usually on its best decorous behavior, and now on fire. What the hell did I do to earn this fax machine’s ire? Standing here in the flesh, all I had done was press send. Then sparks and a quick hop back, while the machine began its end.

I groaned and a sharp pain pricked my neck. This thing can fry, while I go home to relax on my deck. My supervisor pointed a finger as I ignored the nearby extinguisher. I told him I had a touch of the flu and that I should shoo.

And that’s the tale of the day that earned me my permanent unpaid holiday.

Okay… that was really fun. I need to exercise that creative thing more often.

Oh and did I use decorous correctly? Did any of that make sense? I’m still not sure… How are you doing these days? Let me know in the comments area thingy down below!

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"Lightning" Ellen

My name is Ellen, and I've been babbling on the interwebz about video games for over 15 years. Video games themselves have been a large part of my life since 5-year-old me first encountered a SNES in a children's hospital. Fun times... Video game escapism is still the #1 coping mechanism for adult me these days.

12 thoughts on “Inkling: Randomizer”

  1. I can understand the ‘not feeling social’ thing and wholeheartedly sympathise – even the things you normally enjoy can feel like such a chore when you’re feeling a bit blue – but there are people who love reading your blog (me included). If you’re not feeling like writing, give yourself permission to take the day off or just do short posts that you do enjoy.
    The blog is, primarily, for you. If you’re not feeling it, take a break and (as my best friend always tells me) be kind to yourself.

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate your kind words, understanding, and support 🙂 I think I am gonna take a break from blogging stuff for a bit and focus on some other things.


  2. I’ve been in a funk lately too. (Mostly I think, thanks to like you said, winter not going the fuck away.) I find a post just ranting tends to help alleviate bad feelings towards the blog, because sometimes, it does feel like a chore to keep up with. But other times, it makes me really happy so it’s worth the struggle.

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    1. Ugh. Winter is still here…. 🤬🤬🤬 Sigh. Ranting did make me feel a lot better, haha. Thank you! I hope spring comes soon and you get out of your funk as well.

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  3. I call writing and blogging my “second job I don’t get paid for…yet,” and I sometimes do feel like it’s a chore. I have so many reviews to write and while I want to do it, I hate the obligation that only my brain is doing to me. It’s like “Do better,” when I see all of my posts for the past few months are just status updates. Half of me is like “Meh, you have stuff in the ‘real’ world going on,” but the other half is like “YOU HAVEN’T POSTED A REVIEW IN MONTHS.” Then I remember as long as I’m working on it, I’m making progress, and blog hiatuses are a thing…a good thing hehe.

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    1. Yep. I definitely have a love-hate relationship with blogging. I seem to have hit my happy place again so we’ll see how long it takes for me to crash this time, haha. We put so much pressure on ourselves. It’s easy to forget blogging is supposed to be fun above all else.

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