You’ve read it by now, hopefully. Maybe even considered the words, thought about them, made your own ideas of what they meant to you. If that’s the case; good!
It goes like this: “If the world deceives you, why not try an alternative?”
It’s a phrase I came up with a long time ago; one of those days where I really felt like it was the world against me, and me alone. I don’t quite remember the details of it, but it’s stuck with me ever since. I know it’s not a fancy quote, or one you even have to think about a lot of times to get. Yet, it is so very powerful to me. Because it reassures me of my place. When I feel down, beaten up by whatever real life issue I have going on, the knowledge that I can write the pain away is all that I need to keep on. It’s become my voice of reason. To know that there are other options, than just taking all the hurtful things the world will throw at you. There are many ways to repress the pain, make it less severe. For me, that ‘alternative’ is writing an entirely different world.
Enter: Afaresshil. My world.
I love creating this world of mine. It’s been my passion for just about twelve years, and it doesn’t seem like my passion is burning out just yet. I love it because it’s a pause button. For hours at a time, I am allowed to forget about troubles and pains of the reality, and just focus on my own utopia – or lack thereoff. I will talk a lot more about my world in later blogposts, but for now let us call it a dysfunctional utopia. Yeah, that’s the perfect phrase, because it doesn’t add up or make sense. Just like it shouldn’t. But world building is a platform to expand your creativity over a long range of time. You never really finish the product. It will be forever in it’s building phase, and that is okay. It shouldn’t reach a point where you feel like it is complete.
Anyhow, I am rambling at an ungodly hour. I’ll disappear for now.