Friday, August 26, 2011

Frivolously Follow Me on this Friday! (Numero Dos)

"Follow Me Friday" is hosted by Parajunkie's View and Alison Can Read. This week's featured blogs and therefore supreme administers of question are Jenni Elyse and Caught in the Pages, both of which are also composed by immensely interesting people indeed. So what question have they inquired of us today?
In some books like the Sookie Stackhouse series, the paranormal creature in question "comes out of the closet" and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish this would happen with in real life?
 
 
This will probably not be the average answer, but I would definitely choose ghosts like that of Marley in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. There are so many humans who share the condition that both Marley and Scrooge inflict on themselves: being completely oblivious to the greater world. We focus on our individual realm of work since, according to us, any other matter on Earth is really just some breed of distraction. A more common label for this condition is "being a workaholic."Although this doesn't necessarily mean that every workaholic is Ebeneezer Scrooge (I certainly like to think that I am not despite my friends saying differently during final's week), we all share a shrewdness and occasional disregard for the needs of others. Shrewdness can help us disregard the needs of ourselves as well-our need for that distraction. A balanced life in indispensable. The existence of ghosts like that of Marley can remind all workaholics that other phenomena than work are important in one's life. We will probably not be forced to roam the world in chains after death, but a harrowing and cautionary depiction of regret will be presented so that we do not ignore the world in chains during life.

17 comments:

  1. Hi there, new follower here - I just love your answer and your blog! :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Here's mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-12-and-review-of-cc.html

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  3. Thanks for the follow! I tried to follow you but kept saying error?

    Really enjoyed your answer. Unique and made me think. :)

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  4. Wow great post!! I didn't even consider ghosts!!

    Great post, new follower:D

    My Post

    P.S. I love the name of your blog!!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my site! Cool blog.

    Evie
    Paromantasy

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  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following! I'm following you back now too :)

    Love your answer for this question, it's the first ghost one I've seen today.

    <3
    Taylor

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  7. Interesting answer! Thanks for the follow, following back!

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  8. Hi, I'm stopping by on the Follow Train! What a great, thoughtful answer :)

    Izzy @ My Words Ate Me

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  9. Very original answer! :) It might do us all good to spend a day as Marley...

    Thanks for the follow, am following back. :)

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  10. Fantastic and very original answer! :) I think we'd all do better to spend some time with those ghosts. :)

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  11. What a great answer. I would have gone with ghost maids but ghosts that remind us to stay human from time to time.. brilliant.

    Thanks for stopping by, new follower, though being a Brit I don't care too much for the first ammendment ;)

    Once Upon A Time

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  12. That's an unusual answer. Well done!
    Happy Friday!
    New twitter/blog follower here.
    Please check out my FF post

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  13. I LOVE your answer!! Thanks for the follow! I'm very excited to follow your blog!

    Andrea @ bookwormtellsall

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  14. Hopping through. I'd love the nicer ghosts of Christmas Carol. Ghost of Christmas Future would be scary.
    My Hop

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  15. Ghosts would be awesome but super creepy. Great answer. Thanks for stopping by my FF post. Happy Reading and new follower here. Ange @ the Moonlight Reader

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  16. Very insightful and unique answer! Certainly something to think about!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by! Nice page. I Love your response. New stalke-um-follower

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I'll return follows and comments, all of you.
Leave your twitter name and I'll follow that thing too.
But the real reason I want your comments, I'll now confide,
is so I can see you utilizing the first ammendment.With pride.