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Weekly Wonder #4 The 42 Weirdest Festivals in the World

42 of The Weirdest Festivals on Earth - Inspiration for WritersAlthough I spend most of my weekly wonders looking to the skies, or pulling up rugs and checking what secrets are hidden under there. I decidedĀ to do something different this week.

As a fantasy and science fiction writer IĀ have to create entire worlds from scratch. The level of detail needed for that can be overwhelming. One of the things I spent time researching when writing my novel was unusual festivals. I needed to create some rituals around a funeral and a couple of festival events. What I wanted was the detail, the random intricacies of odd celebrations – what are the traditions, what ‘things’ do they have and do in these festivals. This research has done so much more – my head is exploding with ideas, so I had to share this bonkers list.

This has made me question why we obsessively celebrate certain things, How these festivals come into play – what happened to cause the worship of these things, and more importantly what considerations do I need to make about the history and creation of festivals in my own world and stories.

Hope you find these as useful as I did. Here are the most bizarre festivals I found and some of them really, truly are, bonkers! Continue reading

Steampunk Sacha

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My BFF is a DJ and as a result I often go on nights out with her when she DJ’s New Year’s Eve being one of them.

I meant to post this days a go, but with the whole fertility issue I forgot.

For New Year’s Eve I went to a masquerade ball. I have an odd interest in all things steampunk, so I decided to make a mask in the theme of steampunk.

What do you think?