Planet Shay’s Fourth Anniversary!


Planet Shay Just Turned Four!!

 

This time in 2015, Planet Shay was created.

It was a boring January evening. My mum and sister sat in the living room watching TV and I was on the family computer, bored. January was always an awful month, to me. Miserable weather, nothing excited to look forward to, Christmas was so far away. With that in mind, I decided to create a blog. A thoughts blog where I could just talk about anything I wanted to and help other people out with problems, etc. I was already familiar with WordPress so it wasn’t difficult getting started. And Planet Shay was born.

Well…

Geekaline was born.

Cringe factor 100% I know!

The idea was combining the word ‘Geek’ (because I was into ‘geeky’ things and a few people called me that so why not just embrace it?) and ‘Coraline’ (because I loved Coraline).

 

My first few posts, apart from the introduction, were my new year resolutions, a post about siblings, and phobias. All those years ago, I wasn’t as knowledgeable as I am now, obviously, since we learn as we age, so many of my posts were a load of BS and some very negative and ‘ranty’ because I wasn’t in a good place and was always very sad and gloomy. But after four years, I’m happy with this blog. I feel like I’ve talked about topics and issues I’m passionate about and I feel like it has a much more positive atmosphere. I have also learnt a lot from it and from doing it.

 

I can’t believe it’s been four years! FOUR! And four is my lucky number so maybe a bit more luck this year and with my posts? XD

 

Thank you everyone who reads, likes and comments on my posts. It really does motivate me to carry on blogging! I know I haven’t been active lately and I haven’t been really good with catching up on other bloggers’ posts but I am very thankful for you, yes you, reading! 😀

 

Here’s to another year! 🥂

 

-Shay

I’m Not Dead!

Like the Pitch Perfect film series, I’m back but not bringing much to the table!

I haven’t posted since Halloween, which was almost two months ago. Sorry… 🤷🏽‍♀️

 

Blogging was on the list of things that was stressing me out and it felt like a chore for me to do. So, I just stopped for the sake of cutting down workload. I wanted to focus on my offline life, in terms of friendships, mental health and education a bit more. I’ve been going through these weird symptoms lately, which I’ll talk about in another post.

But, the main reason was my laptop keyboard stopped working and I don’t have money or the decision making skills to buy a new one at the moment.

 

That’s why I can’t promise there will be posts anytime soon. But there may be! I will definitely post a new years one!

 

I know I also haven’t been very active in terms of looking at my feed and reading other blogger’s posts. I’m genuinely sorry for that – I’ll try to read my feed often now cause I do enjoy it. It just takes time.

 

This was kind of a pointless post but just wanted to let those of you reading know, I’m not dead! 😄

 

-Shay

400 Followers!!!!

I was just checking my notifications, when I saw one pop up saying that someone had followed me, making it to 400 (actually 401 💁….) followers!

I honestly didn’t imagine getting this many followers so thank you to anybody and everyone for clicking that follow button! It means a lot to me. But that poor follow button…being pressed 400 times. 😂

There are so many people that I want to individually thank but that’ll take forever and I’ll miss a lot of people out but if you’re a frequent commenter and liker and general friend, you know who you are! ❤

I also want to mention that I won’t be here from tomorrow morning until Monday evening. I’m doing the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Practise Expedition, which requires me to walk eight hours every day in this thing called nature for three days and sleep in this thing called a tent while I’m. On. My. Period. I might as well freebleed and lead a trail like Hansel and Gretel so I’ll always know how to get back. TMI? 😂

It’s supposed to rain, too, and in my Bronze Expedition, I literally got stuck in the mud. My tight walking boots came off and I couldn’t get out. I had a couple of bugs trapped in my shoes and I hadn’t washed those boots out of fear for TWO YEARS! I’m pretty sure there were a family of inbred bugs after that… My friend also pushed me in cow poo on the last trip… I’m not really looking forward to tomorrow.

I don’t know how I’m going to do it!!!!

 

 

Anyways, I’ll probably post and reply to comments again on Tuesday or Wednesday, if I make it out alive.

 

Again, thank you all so much for 400 freaking followers!!! 😀

 

-Shay

Quick Notice!

This is just a temporary post but I wanted to notify anyone reading this that I am currently doing exams. I’m sure a lot of you know that already since a lot of you are also doing exams right now. It’s exam season, the best time of year! Whoop. 😦

But anyway, with that means that I won’t be as active on here (that doesn’t mean I won’t be active). My exams end at the beginning of June so that’s when you’ll see more posts from me.

 

For the past week, I have been mainly posting pre written posts from before, as well as posts I wrote in the little free time I had (which is usually the half an hour breaks I have between revision sessions. I’m currently writing this in one of my breaks XD ). However, from now until possibly half term, which is the 28th I think, I will not be releasing ‘new’ posts. They’ll be new to you of course, but they’re just pre written. So if anyone’s nominated me for awards (specifically the two people who nominated me XD ), I’m not ignoring or not doing those awards, it’s just because I don’t have time to write them up. They’ll be up in June! 🙂

 

That’s it for now.

To anyone, who are currently doing exams, good luck! 😀

 

-Shay

200 Followers!!!!

I reached 200 followers!!!!!!! What even???

That’s almost 200 followers in only one year! :0

tumblr_mxrlvitYAf1s7gykyo1_500Thank you so so soooooooooooo much for hitting that follow button!!! The poor button, it’s been hit 200 times. XD

And thank you dis-connect for being my 200th follower!

 

Originally, I wrote out a list of people, I want to really thank but I realized that I’m going to miss someone and feel really bad!

But I’m sure you know who you are 😉

 

I wanted to do something special in honour of 200 followers but I didn’t have  a clue so you can suggest something if you want. 🙂

 

But thank you so so so much!!!! 😀

 

I feel bad that this is a short post but I really don’t know what to say! (Apart from thank you, of course!)

 

Go on an adventure.

-Shay :3

 

Happy Birthday VengeanceWearsBlack!

I literally JUST got the notification saying it has officially been a year since I made my blog and I have to go somewhere soon! XD

WordPress Birthday

The story started back in 2015, and a young little girl was bored, staring, blankly, at her computer screen.

What will cure my boredom? She thought to herself.

A blog? Lol I’ll probably delete it after a week like all your other blogs. Let’s do it!

She named her blog something very cringey. So cringey, she almost dies every times she remembers it. And then she changed it and then changed it again.

And guess what? You’re not going to even believe it….that girl….she was me. I know! Crazy, huh? I couldn’t even believe it when I told myself…

 

God! It’s been a freaking year!!! Happy Birthday blog!!!! (that’s literally like saying Happy Birthday human!)

I really couldn’t have done it without motivation and support so thank you every single one of you! I don’t like calling you my followers because I literally feel like I’m the leader of a cult and also, it kind of sounds like you worship me so…I’m not going to call you a follower. How about fan? XD I’m kidding! I’m going to have to think about what to call you guys. XD Friends? Readers? I don’t know!

Now I’m just rambling!

 

But yeah…thank you so much for joining my journey or even beginning it with me! I really appreciate it!!!!!

Happy Birthday Vengeance Wears Black!!!!

 

Go on an adventure.

-Shay :3

Happy New Year!

It’s literally ten seconds into 2016!

Yes, I pre-wrote this! XD

 

I’m with my family right now and I haven’t been with the some of them to count down to the new year in a long long while so I hope because of that, the year could start off well and carry on just as well! Also 16 is my favourite number so fingers crossed it will be a lucky, less terrible year! 😀

 

Happy New Year! It could be 2016 already for you, where you are, or it could still be 2015! That’s quite cool, in  a way!

I hope this year will be amazing for all of you, full of success and happiness! I’m hoping that for me too, although, I hope for that every year!

 

This is my first post of 2016!!! That’s quite exciting!!! I’ll be writing my new year resolutions and more new year stuff as the week progresses so yeah, keep watch for that XD

 

We were born to be real, not to be perfect.

-Dauntless Dream :3

 

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone!

It’s Christmas!!! (Or at least when you’re reading this unless you read it like next week then…that’s a shame!)

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I want to wish everybody a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, today should be a day of joy and relaxation and food.

Like I’m going to stuff my face today. I don’t care about weight…not on Christmas! XD

 

I hope you all have an amazing day full of smiles and joy!!!!

Once again Merry Christmas! 🙂

 

(And ignore the gif. You’re not a filthy animal! Unless your name is A Filthy Animal then you technically are…God, I need to stop rambling!)

 

We were born to be real, not to be perfect.

-Dauntless Dream :3

150 Followers? WHAT???

No but seriously, what in the world?!

I didn’t even notice how many followers I was getting because to be honest, its not always about the amount of followers you have, it’s the amount that actually care and give a shit about what you have to say, right?

But still!!! I am seven away from 150 followers!

When I made this blog, I didn’t even think I’d pass 20 followers. And I’m being dead serious.

I haven’t even passed my WordPress anniversary! :0

 

So I just want to take this post to really genuinely thank all of you, especially the ones that read my posts, and share their own thoughts about what I have to say! Thank you VERY much for getting me (almost) to 150 followers! It truly means a lot! 🙂

 

The majority of you have been very supportive and understanding, which is awesome! And you understand my humour (and some actually find it funny…how?) and that’s saying something about how great you people are! XD

 

But I’m really really appreciative of every single follower, even if you didn’t think much about it. You still clicked the follow button! Unless you did that by accident…then you can just unfollow if you want XD

 

Side ramble that is absolutely useless: (‘Follower’ sounds really weird to say. It sounds like I’m your higher figure…like God…or it just sounds like you’re following me, like a stalker would or that person, who takes the same bus as you and lives close to you and the whole time, you thought they were just going to follow you and rip your guts out for an experiment. Or maybe that’s just me?)

 

And don’t worry, I’m not going to pressure anyone to follow me because I feel like if you tell raisingeyebrowssomeone to follow you, it won’t be genuine.

But follow me.

I’m kidding. XD But if you waaaaant, you can follow me and help me get to 150, just a suggestion, you could think about, maybe, hopefully, possibly?

 

Anyways, have a great Christmas or just have a great holiday, if you don’t celebrate Christmas.

Also, I know I haven’t actually made that many Christmas posts but I might do a daily Christmas post starting on the 20th up to the 25th! I don’t know!

And about Alice….I’ve written loads of chapters (like three chapters XD ) but I haven’t had much time to edit them but now that I’ve basically finished this term of school, I should be able to edit and post them. But then again, I am going to be really busy on the first week of the holidays so yeah! Juts a notice for people who want to read it. I doubt there are many, if not then none. XD

 

But yeah…have a great…life? Have a great last month of the year 😉

I’m dreading the new year. I hate January. It makes me stressed and depressed. What a great start to the year it will be, huh?

 

We were born to be real, not to be perfect.

-Dauntless Dream :3

Happy Halloween!

Today is Halloween, America’s favourite holiday, apparently.

We don’t celebrate Halloween as much as other places do, in England, but we do put out pumpkins and go trick or treating and stuff like that! 🙂

 

And I know that Christians don’t celebrate it and they are against the idea of it because it’s ‘Satan’s holiday’ and even though I am a Christian (not a particularly strong one) I don’t think it’s Satan’s holiday at all!

 

The History:

Halloween originated from Samhain, a Celtic festival. The Celts were ‘celebrating’ the end of summer and the ‘darker days’ (Winter). They thought that it got dark so quickly, that they must be crossing paths with a darker realm and they were worried that dark and evil spirits would enter our world. Therefore, they dressed up in scary costumes to scare of the evil spirits.  Another thing they did to scare off these spirits were to carve large turnips, much like our jack o’lanterns. The Celtic people thought that putting it in front of their houses or windows would be like a force field because apparently the evil spirits would be scared of a carved out turnip. It was basically like the myth of garlic and vampires.

It has also been said to be the celebration of the dead. The dead meaning all the people who have died. This is by far a Satan’s holiday since it’s basically a festival to appreciate people, even though they are dead. 🙂

 

But some Christians do celebrate Halloween and they place flowers and candles and pray to the loved ones, who have died, at graveyards.

 

happyhalloweenI like Halloween because there’s the sort of warm vibe that is spread around. A little bit like Christmas except not as exciting. Whenever I think of Halloween, I think of autumn, fireplaces, candy, horror movies, kids, fun, magic and warm colours. I guess that’s why I like Halloween.

 

So I’m basically going to be watching Tim Burton movies today and probably American Horror Story, whilst stuffing my face with chocolate! Eh, I do that anyway! XD

 

Also, I’ll be posting the very first chapter of Alice (the alternate version) today, which I feel like I have perfected, kind of.

What are YOU doing today/tonight, even if you don’t celebrate Halloween?

 

We were born to be real, not to be perfect.

-Dauntless Dream :3