Remember those choose-your-own-adventure books from elementary school? I hated those. I always felt anxious and uncommitted to all of the options. I grew up in a religious family and viewed most choices in terms of right and wrong. How was I supposed to know if Edgar should follow the strange animal tracks into the dark cave or use the tattered map that marked a path to the gnarled girl’s burned-down shack? Isn’t that something Edgar should decide for himself with the Spirit? And somehow it felt a little dishonest to skip from page 22 to page 43, even if I was told to do so.
Now that I’m all grown up, I can see that I sort of missed the point. So, I’m kicking it old school this week to see if I can get it right. I’m going to let you choose your own adventure on this blog for the next few days. And by “you” I mean the majority of votes in the comments because this blog is a democracy and I am the maniacal dictator. I’ll give you a couple of options each day and I’ll write the next post according to the majority of votes (as long as there is at least one vote) when I’m ready to write.
(Doesn’t this sound fun? It doesn’t? Not even to you, Mom? Ryan? Lucy?)
Alright. If you want to play, simply choose from one of the following titles and leave your vote in a comment:
Oh the Things You Can Zhuzh: A Video Tutorial
My Mom Was Pregnant for Six Years
Go ahead, Edgar, choose.
(Feel free to play along on your own blog too, Edgar!)