Time for another post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, the brainchild of Head Ninja, Alex J. Cavanaugh. Feel free to join us the first Wednesday of every month! Purpose: To share and encourage.
This month’s question: What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?
Okay, I’m seriously surprised Big Brother hasn’t come knocking on my door for all my weird internet searches. My 18 Things series include subjects such as the Underworld, spirit guides, angels, demons, demon possession, mind reading, portals and traveling across different dimensions, and lots of odd spiritual rituals. And yes, I researched them all online (no personal experience with those subjects whatsoever). The coolest thing for me was the portals because I really want time traveling across dimensions to be real. That feeling probably stems from from reading all those stories while growing up & wanting to escape my situation at the time. Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter and Platform 9 ¾, the ‘Gate of Hell’ in Dante’s Inferno, a wardrobe with a secret passageway to Narnia . . .
What do you think? Is portal-based time travel just something from a sci-fi movie, or something that could become a reality one day?
Who doesn’t want to go through a wardrobe and into Narnia? That’s probably why teleportation was such a key element in my trilogy. The thought of instant travel someplace else is so enticing.
Especially with the way airlines have been treating customers lately!
I’ve always been interested in portals too and wanted to escape into one at times too.
There are entire seasons I would’ve liked to escape at times . . .
That portal thing is such an interesting concept. Time travel / manipulation. We’ve come a long way. It could happen, for real!
Riiight?! We just need the right scientist . .. come on, NASA!
I’m going to stick w/sci-fi movies. =) If it was real, I’d be too scared to try it!
It would be scary. Hopefully whoever went first could come back & tell us what he/she saw or communicate with us somehow (like in Interstellar) before the rest of us tried it!
I heard one of our math teachers was contacted after researching strange quantities of explosives to make questions more interesting for students. That’s just rumor though and you know how those go.
HA! Now that would’ve made math fun for me–explosives!
I think the FBI has a special tag for writers. 🙂 I would love to say it’s real, but I think traveling will be a way we don’t even expect it to be.
It’s such a powerful idea to stumble across a portal and end up somewhere totally different. There’s evidence of wormholes out there – maybe they could be harnessed or used somehow?
I loved many of those same stories too. When I was growing up, I’d often wish to find such a portal every time I went into the woods behind our house. Never happened though. Oh well.
I think anything’s possible. I’m waiting for Big Brother to peek in on my searches, too. Horror. D’oh.
I missed you last month, so it was great to have a moment to catch up here today. Our searches are truly horrifying and I hope they confuse the hell out of those algorithms.
I didn’t catch this one last month. Glad I got to it this time 🙂 I’d love for time travel to be real, but mostly I just wish we could all teleport. Bam! I’m in Paris. That would be cool 🙂
It’s something I wish exists. ^_^
I don’t know about time travel, but I would love to teleport from place to place in just seconds. Goodbye air travel! I wouldn’t miss that a bit.