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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-15 06:40 pm

[ SECRET POST #3724 ]


⌈ Secret Post #3724 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I think YOU'RE missing the point. If you want adventure to find you, you have to do things that encourage it.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Eh idk, not many stories start with the protagonist going out of their way to do things to invite adventure, either. Isn't the trope usually like a normal person's life is turned upside down, not a normal person does things they'd never do while peeking over their shoulder to see if adventure has arrived? OP sounds like they want to be part of an event.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'm like so sorry the average person can't be Frodo Baggins or Luke Skywalker.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
That's nice? I don't know what that has to do with anything. OP sounds like they realize that but are wistful anyway, which I can hardly blame them for??

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
... it's almost as if stories aren't really how real life works and we can't just sit at home smoking pipeweed and hoping Gandalf will show up needing an expert burglar, huh?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
OP literally acknowledges that in point 2 in the secret though??

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep. Still ridiculous, though. Like me, bemoaning the fact that I'll never win the lottery while acknowledging that it's unlikely, but even more unlikely because I don't buy tickets.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I see it more like OP thinking "wouldn't it be nice if I won the lottery?" but not buying tickets and acknowledging the odds because what are the chances? And so many people do exactly that. It's nice to daydream. I don't know that daydreaming in this harmless way deserves all the belittling that's happening.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Daydreaming? No. Moaning about it in public? Absofuckinglutely.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
...I would assume that's why it's a secret for them??

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Upon second thought, my analogy is not a good one. Because making an adventure for yourself is a lot easier than winning the lottery, but OP still doesn't want to even try. THAT'S why they're getting a little criticism, not because of the daydreaming about adventure.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
But they literally said they want adventure sweep them away, not make one for themselves. I don't know how to argue this with you any more? I feel like I read a completely different secret!

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah. Another person who thinks that planning an adventure means removing all risk or unpredictable elements. Have you or the OP ever planned... well, anything? Did it always go according to plan with no surprises?

Hint: adventures work the exact same way.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
You're assuming a lot. I have planned adventures. I've had spontaneous adventures too! I've never had an adventure sweep me away like OP is talking about, but I don't really want one to.

Maybe it's because I'm reading OP's desire like they want to be Harry Potter the relatively unspecial kid that suddenly gets a letter. Or to be the anime protag that discovers friends with weird powers. You know, the normal person who isn't striking out, but gets swept off out of their life in something strange. Being the character who goes to find adventure then finds it is a different trope from that.

Everybody else seems to be assuming OP wants to sit and home and mope and do nothing and talk to nobody which is a really weird assumption to make given that most people don't do this.

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Some of us just understand that there's a difference between adventure knocking on our front door and adventure flying in our face at the park or the club or on the way to an event. Both are whisking, but one is far, far more likely to happen.

To the degree that any of this is likely that is.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Who says OP isn't going to parks or going to events though?? What if that's part of their normal life? I find it so, so weird that everybody is assuming OP is an antisocial shut-in.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
TONS of stories start with the protagonist going out of their way. Get into police procedurals, the coolest adventures are the ones that happen because a superior told you to stop poking around and you went and did it anyway.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think that's a good way to think

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Why? If I sit on my couch all day, adventure will never find me. If I get out in the community and involve myself in the world around me, the chances of something exciting increase.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I probably agree if you put it like that. I guess the problem I have is that I don't think it's good to think in terms that, like, it's solely my responsibility, and I have to go and press as hard as possible to make it happen. I guess? If that makes any sense?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I wasn't really meaning in terms like that, but since you went there, what's wrong with that? Are there people who get everything fed to them from a silver spoon? Yes, but no one should expect it. If you really want something, IT ABSOLUTELY 100 PERCENT is up to you to make it happen. Maybe that means asking mommy and daddy for money. Maybe it means working three jobs. But it's up to you to get the ball rolling and do whatever you need to do to try to make it happen.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think I'm communicating my point well.

I guess a good metaphor might be in terms of a vacation. If you go on vacation and you spend all your time running through a rigid checklist and obsessing about how to make this vacation live up to some arbitrary standard of being THE BEST VACATION EVER and obsessing over how few days you have left in the vacation and stressing out to MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN, you'll go fucking insane. Whereas if you're more flexible and take advantage of opportunities that are there, you're a lot more likely to have a genuinely enjoyable, memorable experience.

Similarly, with adventure, I think if your viewpoint is I NEED TO BE ON AN ADVENTURE AND I NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN THIS NEEDS TO BE HUGE, you're going to lose your mind, whereas if you're more flexible and try to take opportunities as they come, that's when the real adventures happen.

So (on my initial misreading) it sounded like the post I was responding to was saying that the only way to make adventure happen was to do it yourself through force of will. Which I think is a bad and harmful way to think. But if all it was saying was that you should try to put yourself in positions where strange or enjoyable or adventurous or interesting things are more likely to happen, then I agree and I apologize for the initial misreading.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, you misread initially.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
>If you go on vacation and you spend all your time running through a rigid checklist and obsessing about how to make this vacation live up to some arbitrary standard of being THE BEST VACATION EVER and obsessing over how few days you have left in the vacation and stressing out to MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN, you'll go fucking insane. Whereas if you're more flexible and take advantage of opportunities that are there, you're a lot more likely to have a genuinely enjoyable, memorable experience.

Nope, I'm the opposite. Maybe I'm a little ADHD but without a rigid checklist, I'll just end up staying inside and watching TV and surfing the Internet all day.

Virtually nothing good has ever come of me having unplanned time on a vacation. Or bad, for that matter. Mostly just sitting around. Sometimes eating ice cream because I'm bored.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
it varies, honestly. yeah, doing something completely dumb and irresponsible for the sake of ~*adventure*~ is... not good. actions have consequences, for (general) you and others, and that's kind of something everyone ought to keep in mind when they make decisions.

on the other hand, sometimes you gotta risk it to get the biscuit. if i don't talk to strangers, how am i ever supposed to meet new, interesting people? if i never give anything new a go, how can i discover new things i'm good at? not trying might mean not failing, but you also can't win if you forfeit every match.