Friday, August 30, 2013

Confessions Blogfest

Today is the Confessions Blogfest!  This one is brought to you by the Dynamic Duo, aka Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests.

What's required for this blogfest?  Luckily, the rules are quite simple.  As Jackie explains:

We want to know what not-so-dark secrets you have. If you want to share the dark ones, by all means, but this is the world wide web, so... yeah, that saying "What happens in Blogosphere, stays in Blogosphere" ... That probably won't happen, so use your own discretion.

The sky is the limit when it comes to confessions.
  • On Friday, August 30th, post your confessions.
  • Make sure to post the Confessions badge on your blog.
  • You don’t have to be a blog follower but we'd appreciate it.
  • You can also follow us on Twitter @danibertrand & @jackiefel and don’t forget to Tweet your blog confession using #confessions.
  • You can list as many or as little as you'd like to share.
  • And most importantly, sign up in the Linky Thingy below and hop around to other blogs on August 30th!

I have many personal secrets that I would never be brave enough to share with the blogosphere.  However, there are plenty of mildly embarrassing/intriguing things I am willing to share with all of you.

Confession#1: I take favorite scenes from books and replay them over and over again in my mind.  I even assign them a soundtrack that I feel captures the moment of the scene for me.  It's like I'm directing a movie in my head.

Confession #2:  When a book or movie has a sad ending, I make up my own alternative happy ending.  I like sad endings, and I know they have to happen sometimes, so don't get me wrong on that.  Still, when I'm feeling down, I like to whip out those happier endings and think about them.  Maybe this stems from my love of time travel stories.  I like seeing the infinite possibilities contained within each moment.

Confession #3:  The song "Dumbledore's Farewell" from the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince makes me cry each time I hear it.  That scene in the film is sad enough, but that music really tears into me.  Also, since that song also plays at the end of Snape's memory montage in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, I cry every time I see that.  Again, the scene is sad enough, but that music brings on the waterworks like nothing else can.  I'm on the verge of tears now just thinking about it!

Anyway, those are my confessions.  Are there any confessions you would like to share?


  1. Love these! I do #1 sometimes. Or I like to write a scene in my mind to make more my taste. Or I argue with the suthor in my head because I think a scene can be better. lol

  2. OOH! Confession #2 is a great idea! That could be a nice exercise for writers.

  3. Very interesting #2.

  4. I'm a sucker for sad music in films, it gets me straight away. Sometimes I think I cry more because of the music than the plot.

  5. I do that too, I love the happy ending, and will re-imagine it so that it is! Crying isn't anything I want to do, ever! Hate when an author makes me cry, but admire that they were able too!

  6. Music is SO powerful in that way, isn't it? Great confession. And I like your happy ending one, too... maybe I'm just too pessimistic or something, but when I watch a movie with a sad ending, I tend to dwell on it for days and think about how things in real life are similar, which ultimately leads into dread for the future of humanity. Ugh, it's good and bad all mixed together! Perhaps, I'll give your method a try since I like time travel, too. Of all the confessions I've read today, I think yours is the only one that inspired a personal positive change, so thanks for sharing that! :-)

  7. Aww, you must have a great imagination to be doing #2! Sad endings really are awful, sometimes, but I've learned to accept that "our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought."

  8. the HP scenes... I cry too :( lol

  9. I don't restrict my "re-writing" to unhappy endings. I just imagine new endings when the movie/book/tv show doesn't end the way I want it to end.

    I don't know about the sad music in movies. A lot of times I don't even notice the music in a movie. I guess I'm more in the visual aspect of it.

  10. I do both #1 and #2! In fact, I do #2 with my own nightmares. After I wake from a nightmare, I stay in bed and create an alternate, happy ending. :)

  11. High school was the first time I created an alternate ending for a book series I did NOT like the ending of - heck, two of the main characters died! So, yeah, I invented a different ending, and it went further than that. My friend and I basically created this entire slightly warped universe just because we refused to accept how the series had ended.