Daily Prompt – All About Me – The (Mostly True) Origin Story of TooFullToWrite

Daily Prompt – All About Me
by Michelle W. on February 12, 2013

“Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.”

Me?

This is all about me?

Gulp.

How do I get into these predicaments? I guess it’s kinda like digging a hole for myself. Wait, do I hear guitars down here?


[Dig That Hole – It’s All About Me & This Chorus Baby!]

Well I guess I could impart to you the epic origin of how this blog began on one dark and stormy night.

Here we go then – get ready to be blown away!

Once upon a time, there were three wise monks stationed on top of an ancient, desolate mountaintop.

It was their job to carry a secret chest, full of hidden wonders that no mortal man or woman had ever seen or laid eyes upon down from the mountain and deliver its bounty to the townsfolk.

These monks were brave, courageous men, with impressive silky smooth beards that flowed to their knees, soft as candy floss, on account of their vigorous brushing regimes and lucrative sponsorship deals with Garnier Haircare products.

War reigned up and down the land because of this mystical chest and its fabulous contents.

The monks were peaceful folk and wanted to keep their townsfolk from harm.

They therefore proceeded to eliminate all threats to the village in the most gruesome and Tarantinoesquely violent way possible (as a lesson of peace to the others you understand), laying waste to communists, aliens, monsters, alien monsters, preachers, politicians and parking enforcement officers (they got it worse of all, I don’t think the stains will ever come out and as for where they stuck the tickets…..yikes!)

The journey for the monks to the bottom of the mountain after fighting these vicious hordes was particularly arduous and fraught with danger. They braved perilous fires, lava flows, pterodactyls and giant flying ants. Yes. Really. Ants, although they might have been wasps, which makes more sense. Anyway I digress – who’s telling the story here eh? Eh? Thank you.

The monks were war torn and battle scarred but they dragged themselves through the quagmire of enemy bodies slain beneath them, set the chest down in front of the townsfolk, flipped it open and were confronted with a veritable sea of magnificent scrolls of wisdom.

Coughing loudly to address the eagerly assembled throng of listeners, the monks started to recite the words off of the Introductory scroll, at which point some bright young spark remarked:-

“Why not just click here instead?”

TooFullToWrite – About

They stoned him to death immediately for his insolence and then proceeded to click on the link above anyway.

So astounded at the wonder and beauty of the blog that lay sexily before them, it was then that they decreed to name this blog after that brave young fellow who valiantly sought to speak his mind, that diamond in the rough, that giant among other men, that studly, suave, sophisticated, charismatic hunk of a guy who…………

Nah, I’m just screwing with you! I can’t do it anymore or my sides will burst! But it was fun wasn’t it!

Go click on the link, if you haven’t already done so.

Of course there is a second part to the story that also has much meaning to me (and happens to be very true), in terms of the meaning of my blog.

“I’ve started so I’ll finish” that adorns the other half of my blogging name could easily relate to just food and what a gloriously simple life it would be for me, if that were indeed so.

The second part is my manifesto, my mantra and my modus operandi from when I created this blog.

Quite simply, it means I aim to finish every writing project that I start wherever possible.

Writers (and I think other creationists in general) are notorious for starting new things and for not finishing off/following through enough.

Not on my watch! We never leave a man or woman behind around here soldier!

So there you have it. Part man, part machine, part fact, part fiction, all writer.

They made a film about me – you may have heard of it.

NO! Not Priscilla Queen of the Desert! It’s flaming Robocop!

Except I’m not a cop. Or even vaguely robotic, unless I’ve been drinking heavily.

Maybe I meant Iron Man instead…….

Screw this, I’m a writer, I’ll write my own damn movie and it will make mega bucks – I’m attaching Jerry Bruckheimer to this! If anyone has a spare 100 million bucks then I’ll finish it too, that’s a promise!

For other fun and fascinating origin stories from my fellow bloggers, click on the links below:-

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48. Express It Amateur! | amateurxpress
49. Daily Prompt: All About Me « baka’s blog
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35 thoughts on “Daily Prompt – All About Me – The (Mostly True) Origin Story of TooFullToWrite

  1. Thanks for the pingback, and that was wildly hilarious! I’m notorious for half-baked projects and ideas that never see the light of day, so I admire your dedication to finishing all you set out to do.

    • You’re very welcome Erica and glad you found it funny, I just wanted to put a fresh storytelling spin on the old origin idea and most of my stuff comes out with a warped sense of humour, although I have been known to write serious stuff occasionally. My only problem with finishing things is that I have too many things going on at once to focus on, so I have to constantly shut some of them out to be able to finish them at all. It becomes easier when you realise you don’t have to build Rome in a day but you can have it done a few months down the line if you’re willing to be patient and prioritise! Look forward to reading and commenting on your blog now that I am following you 🙂

      • I will be more than happy to hear your input! Unfortunately I tend to either be busy or distracted, so my writing does not always get the attention it deserves, and instead comes out in spurts and sputters before fizzling into the background.
        When it comes to projects (including writing) I notice I am very good with ideas, but not so much on the follow through, and therein lies my downfall.

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    • Thank you kindly Ma’am 🙂 All the ladies seem to like it when I go a little nutty and let my hair down. I promise I’ll be back in your neck of the woods real soon, I’m still going through alot of old posts in date order (particularly poetry, which is written by some truly wonderfully talented ladies). I’m looking at stuff just before Christmas (I’m on the last few days of November now), so if you don’t mind me rooting through your old stuff (I’d rather read it all than just skip to the newer stuff entirely) then I’m sure I will find plenty to put a song in my heart and a permanent smile on my face! Oh and I’m really loving doing humour on a daily basis, it certainly is challenging and really makes me appreciate what you do Becca, it certainly puts it into perspective and makes what you do even more admirable.

    • Glad you found it funny Nicole – I hope it subverted the origin story enough, my aim was not to confuse but to be playful. I guess you can be too full of a lot of things when it comes to writing, for me it is mostly food and sometimes drink although not all that often, I tend to drink after I’ve finished writing to wind down! I look forward to commenting on your blog now that I am following it 🙂

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    • You’re very welcome Erica. I try to subvert the prompt at every opportunity or come up with a way to be as original as I can if I think everyone will go a certain way. I also notice that there aren’t a huge amount of humourous posts, which I hope to rectify each time that I participate. I am really looking forward to reading pieces on your blog and commenting on them soon now that I’m following you. Have a good one.

      • I like that rebel attitude. 😉 Thanks for the follow and I look forward to seeing you around my blog and your comments. And since I’m following you too, I can’t wait to read what you come up with next.

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  6. Glad to have got to know you – sort of – just need to sort through which bits are. Oh, what the heck ! It was a fun read 🙂 Thanks for the follow. I reckon I might just stick around 🙂

  7. I, too, have made a promise to finish what I start, reading and writing, except for The Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace. I could not get past the 350 page mark because I just didn’t like it. And maybe a story idea or two, but writing’s different. If I commit to it, I do it — like the AtoZChallenge — but I don’t alway commit, so kudos to you for committing! I love what I’ve read so far.

    • Thank you for the comment Pam. Your goals are admirable and you did well to make it into a book for so many pages that you didn’t like! Life is too short to put up with bad books, bad service or behaviour from others so you might as well seek out the good stuff and enjoy it 🙂 Glad to hear you enjoy my writing and I appreciate you taking the time to write to me too 🙂

    • Hey there Ena. You are very welcome and it is a pleasure to be following a blog with such a positive message. Yes, you are very pretty and should be proud of yourself and what you are doing for others 🙂

    • Likewise Karina, I am very happy to be following your blog and your adventures. I like that you have several different areas of your blog to explore including poetry and reviews, so I look forward to reading them in due course 🙂

  8. The story of the monks reminded my of another blogger friend of mine who calls himself Tom..he lives in this wondrous mansion…and he tries to do magic in this bathroom, but it always falls short..ahahahahahahahaha.

    • Lol this made me laugh a lot 🙂 I’m currently watching the TV show Arrested Development and Will Arnett plays a magician who’s tricks fall short 🙂 As for my origin story, I was in one of my fruity moods and thought it would be fun to make this. A lot of people enjoyed it, so I made it a permanent fixture of my blog 😉 Glad you liked it too 🙂

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