The Alphabetical Monster List and Memory Rescue Operation
Sept 13, 2016
Last week I posted about an elusive word I couldn't remember, (It was Sufferance!), and one of the things about that exercise I really enjoyed and now crave more of was how it made my brain BURN!
It felt like yoga for my synapses; like the opposite of Alzheimer's. It felt like winning my brain back from Google. It felt.., like POWER. (I was also intrigued by the way my vision swam back into 20/20 for a short while during the most heated moments of that memory stretch.)
Anyway, since then, I've been hungrily seeking out, hunting down the little blank spots in my brain; Obscure movie titles I *know* I know, but can't remember. Who wrote that song? What was that character's name in ____?
For some reason, I feel an internal push to do this, as if it's important somehow; Like it might actually *matter* sometime in the future. -I've learned to trust such instincts. Prepare! Prepare!
So anyway.., while playing around in my mind, I came up with a particularly entertaining version of this exercise which kept me spinning for over an hour, and I thought I'd share:
See how fast you can do this:
Dig in your memory banks and retrieve a monster/mythical creature for every letter of the alphabet. (D for Dragon, for instance).
It's more difficult than you'd think!
If you want to play, post your answer on the thread on my FB page not in a paragraph, but rather in a big tall list with a bit of junk filler at the top where people have to click, "Read More" if they want to see the whole thing, (that way the challenge isn't spoiled for others).
-No Google (except for spellings).
-Single words only if you can manage it; no "Red Dragons".
-Try to stay away from creatures invented by a single author.
-Though both those last two rules are allowed if you can make a good argument for a given case or just get really stuck. (I got stuck on "J" and "R").
-If you hit a super easy letter, post two or more creatures until you find yourself straining.
I'll post my own list of answers in 24 hours. (See the thread and post comments on my FB page).
How agile is your Monster Hunting Mind..?