surrealistes

Tagged

I was tagged by @madworlddiary :) so let’s get started, shall we?

1. Why do you have this blog? What is the purpose of this blog?

It started out as a stress outlet. My last semester at college was extremely stressful, and tumblr gave me a laugh and something to do. Back then, I was pretty much just sifting through surrealist hipster gifs and witty text posts, saving posts I liked to share them with others later. My dash soon began showing fandom meta, gifs and videos, namely from shows I was currently watching, and then I guess I must have stumbled upon a poetry post or blog that caught my eye - and that gave me an idea. I first began posting poetry at one of my old jobs since I had a lot of time to kill between assignments, and the continual poetry started from there. My most productive/successful run was probably from late 2014 into early 2015. I was writing a lot about my OTPs (mainly inspired by the fact that I had been playing the Dragon Age series non-stop), and to be honest, most of my romantic poetry is about one OTP or another… so there’s that.

2. What is your opinion of therapy and poetry/writing as a therapeutic tool?

I wholeheartedly support it. Like other similar activities, whether it be journaling, drawing, painting, etc. I think it’s a great way to take a step away from your own thoughts and feelings in a way that is both tangible but creative, too. Plus it helps turn stress into something productive but also something that can be analyzed and looked at later - if you want to, anyway. It’s also a way to reach out and connect with others as well.

3. What kind of poetry do you like?

It’s hard for me to define. I admire many styles, especially when you can pinpoint a specific poet’s style and word-choice, or get an air of what a person is like. Even then, it’s refreshing to see people experiment also. I’m not so fond of my style for the most part, but idk it’s practice. 

4. What do you think is the purpose of poetry?

I think that’s up to the writer and the reader. I think it’s a very individual experience.

5. What subject matter would you like to see covered by poetry?

I miss epic poetry. I have some ideas I’d like to tackle, but I also understand that it’s a difficult thing to post to tumblr, at least. 

6. What is the purpose of Tumblr?

Again, I think that’s up to you. Given my tumblr history, I’ve used this site for many things, and I still do, hence my sideblogs. I come here to read poetry and inspiring quotes, I collect images of landscapes and interesting locales for world building inspiration, I like and share fan content and create some of my own, and I’ve learned a lot about world and social issues (while fact-checking, of course)

Tagging anyone interested :)