Weblog tour: chance occurrences

Aug 23rd Blog Topic

Looking back, what minor event in you life made a major outcome on how things turned out?  

I’ll give you two, one good and one bad.

The bad: At summer camp just after we moved to Brooklyn, I was put into the wrong group on the first day. I should have been with the first graders and I was put with the kindergarteners. And that chance mixup ended up getting me targeted for bullying and harassment by the other kids in my school that didn’t end until I changed not only schools but school districts in 9th grade.

The good: by chance, I ended up seeing a promo for a cartoon called “Battle of the Planets.” I’d never seen it before in its first run. I knew nothing about it. But I watched it, and at some point or another, my imagination ran away with it.

I have always been a story-teller at heart, but this was the first time that fictional characters came along and devoured my psyche, to the point where I longed for them to be real, living people. I hoped there would be new episodes of BotP in Heaven, or maybe God would animate my little stories that I told myself about them and let me watch their world as if it were a show itself.

It went off the air, and I learned about loss, but I learned I could keep the stories in my heart. I learned to develop characters. In the end, I think it’s safe to say that seeing Battle of the Planets made me a writer.

http://meganeileen2005.typepad.com/  twinkletoes
http://thatsloanegirl.blogspot.com/   CathyF
http://wryexchange.com/   Wry Exchange
http://www.absentmindedhousewife.com/  beckygoesape
http://verycontrary.wordpress.com/  Contrary
http://amandagorby.blogspot.com/  amanda_tg                 
http://whatsmylife.blogspot.com/ grinningcomb
http://nolechica.livejournal.com  nolechica
http://addierambles.blogspot.com  andra
http://la-eme.livejournal.com   MsMoonbunny
http://mischief0617.wordpress.com/  CrowGirl
http://www.housewife2000.blogspot.com   housewife2k
http://fatgirlartist.blogspot.com/  Amy Rose
http://lulupop.wordpress.com  Lulupop
http://chrisnada.livejournal.com/  Cnada
http://robandkrista.blogspot.com/  CelticGemini
http://anime-coroner.livejournal.com/. AllyKat
http://www.drunkenhousewife.com/ The Drunken Housewife
http://ladyj3000.blogspot.com/   LadyJ3000
http://heartstart.livejournal.com  Heartstar1
http://hijinksshenanigans.blogspot.com/  Hijinks’s Shenanigans
http://deltatangosgbs.blogspot.com/  afbluebelle
http://sarahesperanza.wordpress.com/ SquishyMooMoo
http://www.dutifuldanielle.blogspot.com/ dpbenson
http://sinkingtent.blogspot.com/ ladiedeathe
http://divine-misse.livejournal.com Shotochick (only readable by those that have a livejournal account)
http://mrsbart.blogspot.com/ MrsBart
http://rainhaville.blogspot.com  RainhaDoTexugo
http://kimberlysstories.wordpress.com  Kherbert05 
http://sisterlilbunnythecorpseflinger.wordpress.com/  Lil Bunny


  1. Mary-LUE

    Great post. I can see just how those two events would have such an impact on you.

    EnnuiHerself sent me here.