The imagination is a peculiar thing. Mine in particular tends to work in video. I don’t know if that is overly weird, or if I need to seek help for that, but I kind of enjoy it. Everytime I close my eyes, I’m never quite sure what will play out on the back of my eyelids.
This “blog” or “site” or whatever it’s called is really just a physical outlet for my imagination. Sometimes I imagine ideas that I don’t want to keep to myself, or ideas that I would like to remember in the future.
I chose the name “Pop Culture Jungle” for a few different reasons.
1) It wasn’t taken - this seems to be a common theme in my username choices
2) I like popular culture
3) It happened because of a particularly persistant day dream
Now, let me just say, most of my day dreaming happens when normal people “dream”, so between 11pm and 2am. I daydream all day, but my imagination does its hardest work during those 3 hours that are a combination of late & early.
This particular day dream, or imagined reality seems to follow me around a lot. It is a simple dream of what my dream place-to-live would be.
I’m not just talking about my dream house - I’ve already imagined that. I’ve also imagined the dream apartments, and rentals that will be the stepping stones between my bedroom in my parents home and my dream house.
No, I like to imagine that I have my own town. Sometimes it grows into a larger city, and sometimes it’s a small urban centre, but usually it’s just an unusual town, with its own laws and procedures. It helps to have this town to imagine any time I’m dissatisfied with the amount of “world-suck” around me. “World Suck” is a term popularized by YouTube’s vlogbrothers, a brotherly duo who make video blogs to stay in contact with one another. They have a large, and very dedicated following called “nerdfighters” , a community which I am proud to be a part of.
Anyway, my imagined town is a form of escapism from the everyday world, and maybe one day I will really build it, possibly on a private island… maybe in Antarctica… maybe in Canada… maybe not.
If you managed to get through this post, thank you, I tend to ramble a lot.
So if you’ve made it this far, leave me a comment or a photo about your imagination and how it works, or anything else you’d like to tell me about.
I think I might like this microblogging thing afterall :)