Guest Post —Laxmi Hariharan

Who wants to be a futurist?

Laxmi Hariharan
Iamtoofaraheadofmytimemyfatheroftencomplainedtomeinmygrowingyears.Inowknowthathetookthisasthemainreasontobehindbeingmisunderstood.Heperceivedhisideastobetooradicaltobeappreciatedandoftenfeltmiscast,asifhehadbeenbornfiftyyearstooearly.CuttotwentyyearslaterandhereIam,claimingwithastraightface,thatIamafuturist.ItsoundssooverthetopwhenIsaythatright?Futuristconjuresupimagesofsomeonewhoisjusttoocoolfortherealworld.ButovertheyearsasIreadwhatothers(whocallthemselvestrend-spotters,future-proofersorfuturists)sayaboutthemselves,IfoundtherewerecertaintraitsIrecognized,promptingmetoputmyselfintothisquirkygroup. HereIhavecompiledmyresearchintoaquiz.Howmanyofthesequestionsstrikeachord?
  1. Have you travelled and lived in at-least four different countries by the time you were thirty?
  2. Do you prefer Percy Jackson over Harry Potter? But in general would read YA over any other kind of fiction book?
  3. Did you never get over your fascination with the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland? Perhaps you also fell in love at first sight and married your childhood or teen sweetheart?
  4. Is fantasy and science-fiction your favourite movie genre and do you believe that The Fifth Element is one of the most entertaining movies ever made?
  5. Are you obsessed with vitamins, anti-ageing packs, anti-oxidants, flower essences, ginseng & assorted herbs from all parts of the world which help regenerate brain cells, physical cells, keeps your eyesight sharp etc. You get what I mean?
  6. Were you one of the first in your peer group, to get an email address, and to get onto twitter and Facebook, and the rest? And now you are like so all over social networking platforms then living in the real world is a struggle? It is quite normal for you to have bizarre tweet conversations with others about the relative merits of Loki vs. Thor? And when you sit around a meeting room table with grown-ups they still cant understand the appeal of twitter over FBduh!
  7. Are you fascinated by technology & Einstein and you just dont know why? Its just that they are really cool?
  8. Are you very instinctive, and believe in the unsaid, the unheard, the unseenWe are not alone.
  9. Friends accuse you of beingspaced out; being ahead of your time and you often struggled to fit in as a teenager. In fact it is the same now; except you have learnt to embrace social niceties.
  10. Have you always dreamt of being an entrepreneur and even now find it difficult to follow rules. Do you feel sometimes that you are stuck in your rebellious teenaged phase? Actually children do make more sense than grown-ups any day.
Didyousayyestoeightoutoftenoftheabove?Congratulations!Youareoneofthemisunderstood,sociallyawkward,geeky,fantasyinspirednightriders.Inmyexperiencethough,eitheryousayyestoallortonone;thatsjusthowwefuturistsareratherextreme.Areyouafuturist?Dowriteinandshareyourexperiences.
Abouttheauthor:LaxmiHariharanwasborninIndia.ShelivedinSingaporeandHongKongandisnowbasedinLondon.ShehaswrittenforvariouspublicationsincludingTheTimesofIndia,TheIndependentandAsianAge.SheisinspiredbyIndianmythology.Whennotwriting,thischai-swigging,technophileenjoyslongwalksinthewoodsandgrowingeyecatchingflowers.HerdebutnovelTheDestinyofShaitanisavailableonAmazonhttp://tiny.cc/szqsew.ReachLaxmiathttps://www.facebook.com/laxmihariharanauthor,ontwitterathttps://twitter.com/#!/laxmi.Readabouttheinspirationalavatarsshehasmetonherwritingjourneyathttp://www.laxmihariharan.com/

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

5 thoughts on “Guest Post —Laxmi Hariharan”

  1. I.I've travelled more in my imagination and some days locked myself away in my own fantasy. Does that count as travel?

    II.My fascination with The White Rabbit comes more for my interest in Jefferson Airplane!

    III.Although categorised normally as 'horror', I still believe that Zombies can come under the sci-fi category.

    IV.I never watched Percy Jackson, but I'm sure a bolt of lighting from him would give HP's scar on his forehead a run for his money!

    V. What is this 'ginseng' you speak of?

    VI. Was never the first one to advocate the merits of social media, but do create dialogue face-offs between Jonah J Jameson vs Perry White!

    VII. E = mc² is pig-latin to me, but is kosher enough to me!

    VIII. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: WE ARE NOT ALONE (Unless you live in London or New York, then you are fresh out of luck)!!!

    IX. I'm spaced out right now!

    X. I'll get back to you!

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