Friday, January 17, 2014

Fun Fridays ~ Let Your Imaginations Fly!

Mulluane | Friday, January 17, 2014 | 14 Comments so far
One thing that all Fantasy and Science Fiction readers and bloggers share is a vivid imagination and a great sense of fun. Sadly it is also something we don't get to indulge in very often. We may insert some humor into our reviews or do a funny interview ever so often but as a rule, we work. Writing posts, writing reviews, cross posting, hosting giveaways, promoting our blogs and of course reading that never ending TBR pile. The latter being an enjoyable pastime to be sure, though not always.

Well I think it is time to take a break and do a post that serves absolutely no purpose except to have fun.

So for awhile, on Fridays, I am going to put forth a scenario and ask a question. Just for fun and hopefully a few giggles, chuckles and maybe even a guffaw or two.

Answer (or not) in the comments and have fun with your answers! Be inventive, indulge your imagination, show off your sense of humor and maybe, just maybe, make a few new friends.

BTW, I consider these posts to be timeless. Doesn't matter if you discover it today or years from now. Answers will always be welcome!

So here is Fun Friday question number one.


1. If you arrived in the afterlife and discovered it was required that you get a job, but it can be any job you want, what would you choose? Heavenly Tour Guide? Guardian Angel? Pearly Gatekeeper? Hell Prison Guard? Grim Reaper? Other? 



Feel free to make up your own afterlife dream job! 


Grim Reaper

Don't like this question? Look here "Fun Fridays" and see if there is one you do like! Comments are always welcome, even on older posts.




Mulluane is a 55-year-old proud grandmother of 4, who is passionate about her pets, blogging, traditional fantasy, and tinkering with webdesign. She is obssesively photo shy but she uses an avatar that accurately represents her dreams. ♥ You can also find her on:

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14 comments :

  1. I'm afraid my answer isn't funny, and probably isn't original in the way you mean. However, I'd like to be a librarian. I have the training for it, but I've never had as much chance to put that training to use as I'd hoped. {wistful smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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    1. Save that answer Anne. I have another question in coming weeks that will cover that wish. Think about it a bit over the weekend ans see what else you come up with :>)

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    2. Though I bet they have a copy of the original Dead Sea scrolls and gnostic texts. I'd love to get a look at those..... Oh and the works of Copernicus and De Vinci and... Ooooo, that job really does have potential!

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    3. Exactly, Mulluane. Librarian rarely looks like much at first, but I think it deserves another look. {Smile}

      Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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  2. Librarian, Anne. They may not have a library. Now harp maker or tuner would at least be secure. Failing that I'd like to haunt people back on earth, especially politicians.

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    1. {blink} I don't think it would be much of a heaven if you didn't have stories to keep you entertained, or if you couldn't finally learn the answers to the burning questions you always wondered about.

      If you have enough stories to keep everyone entertained with all their different tastes, and enough information to answer everyone's burning questions, including the highly technical ones of specialists within their fields... well, you'll have to store that information somewhere. Libraries started with wooden boards, clay tablets, and papyrus scrolls. They moved to parchment and vellum, then started cutting the vellum and binding it into books. Then they started getting audio visual materials and computer files. Every last type has been collected, organized, and preserved by libraries. Even if they stored al this in the minds of assorted residents, they'd need a very detailed catalog to tell you which resident to consult about what.

      But I bet they don't, because who wants to have to drop whatever they're busy doing to answer a question every time someone thinks of it? So they'll have some way to store both stories and information that saves everyone from interruptions. Then it won't matter whether they store it books, or clouds, or stars, or atoms; they'll still have to store those materials, and organize them, and help folks find the specific information and stories they want when they want it.

      The folks who do that will be librarians by definition... and I'd give anything to be one of them. {SMILE}

      Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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    2. Would be a very busy job. Every one of us plays a leading role in our very own story, which is in turn a major or minor part in a billion other stories, and there are billions of us to keep track of.

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    3. Exactly. Librarians are the folks who keep track of the stories and information, and help folks find what they want when they want it. It can be very busy, and very rewarding. {SMILE}

      Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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  3. Dang it David, you two been crawling around in my head? Get outa there, it is scary enough without your help. Save the ghost idea for later.

    Harp tuner? Really? Snore....

    Now I see you as more of an assistant to Thor, being a barbarian and all. Maybe in charge of lightning strikes... on politicians.

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  4. Hey, I was going for job security. After all, they must need harp tuners. I'm not sure about other jobs. They may not need books as they may be able to beam stories straight to your imagination. Don't forget we would be ghostly ethers in heaven and have no eyes, ears etc. Mind you, Thor's assistant sounds good, and a deal more interesting. But, I think that's the wrong heaven.

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    1. AH HA! But I covered that. I said "afterlife" which can be any version you prefer. Where I screwed up was with my suggestions which were influenced by "my" upbringing. I should have come up with better ideas. Ones that embraced other options.

      So it could be Norse ~ Valhalla, Egyptian ~ Fields of Aaru, Greek ~ Hades, Wiccan ~ The Summerland or any version that sounds good to you. (This is for fun yanno!)

      How would you tune a harp with no fingers?

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    2. So who is going to see to it you get the right story beamed to your imagination? Librarians don't just work with bound books. We started with scrolls and clay tablets, back in Alexandria and before. We added microforms, AV materials, and computer files in modern times. We organize and keep track of stories and information whatever form folks come up with to keep it in. That's the real job description of librarians; books are just the most popular format involved in recent times. {Smile, wink}

      Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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  5. Hey, now we're rolling. Anne, think you are bang up to date beaming stories around, sounds good. Mulluane, they have harps so therefore they tune them. I am bored with that now anyway so I am now looking for a career change. Do they have careers advice and job centre's in the afterlife? One thing I don't want to do is wash all the sheets from all the ghosts. Keeping them pearly white and translucent...nightmare.

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    1. Keeping up with new storage media is part of the job description for librarians these days. {wink, SMILE}

      I'm not sure about job centers, but if they don't, schedule a reference interview with the librarians. I'm sure we could find something helpful on the subject. {wink, SMILE}

      Anne Elizabeth Baldwin


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