Something Awesome This Way Comes

Expect Awesomeness.

In a few short weeks a momentous day shall be upon us, my fellow miscreants of miniscule fiction. It is that time once again for the International Day of Awesomeness. March 10th. Mark it on your calendars. Send yourself an email. Get a tattoo.

No wait, scratch that last one. Most or at least a lot of you are minors and shouldn’t be getting tattoos. I am not taking the blame for that sort of misadventure.

The point of the day is awesomeness. The commemoration is of all things awesome. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

Now I know I’m early, like a Christmas tree going up the week before Thanksgiving, but awesomeness doesn’t just happen, people. Trust me, as I’ve failed to mark my calendar enough years in a row to know personally how hard last minute awesomeness is to achieve. It’s very difficult. The closest I’ve come is being awesomely lame and pathetically late…which is about the same as I tend to do with birthday cards to my family members (sorry guys!). Perhaps I should have started the post instead with…

Plan Awesomeness.

Yes, make some plans. Dig deep and pull out some awesome. You know, do something cool on the day, whether it be a one-time thing like a stunt or a new goal, like putting up decent blog posts more often than once a month or so. Make it your own though, so I’m not going to give any more suggestions. Also, I still have to figure out my own awesomeness.

Stay tuned for more awesomeness, and happy ficlying!

16 comments Posted 2010-02-19 Author: THX 0477


  • John Perkins

    Didn’t this site go live around March 10th of last year? Is that what we’re celebrating? Otherwise I don’t see the significance of 3-10.

  • Mr.Gabriel

    Neither do I, John, but maybe this means the Inspiration button will finally work.

  • Paige Elizabeth

    Do you really need an excuse to be awesome?

  • Nathaniel Payne

    Ficly went live in late May, so it can’t be an anniversary party. I’m at a loss, myself. Not sure why 3/10 is a momentous occasion, but I have no reason not to trust THX 0477. :)

  • Sam Ervin

    I do like the self-incriminating comment about posting blogs more often. Though like everyone else, I’m at a loss to explain the purpose of the celebration of awesomeness.

  • John Perkins

    Nathaniel, you’re right. The first ficly, “Test” by THX 0477 was published on May 16th. Though, the first Ficlet was posted by Kevin Lawver on March 7th, 2007. So maybe it has something to do with that?

  • robertc

    “The International Day of Awesomness occurs every year on March 10th. Why? Because that’s Chuck Norris’ birthday. No offense to Mr. Norris, but this isn’t really a salute to Chuck Norris, the man. This is a tribute to the awesomeness of the the myth of Chuck Norris (see the Wikipedia entry). "


  • Marli

    To guess or not to guess that is the question. “AUTHOR,AUTHOR.”

  • ElshaHawk (LoA)

    *marks calendar
    But has yet to figure out what to do that is awesome…

  • Abstract

    Write on FICLY, of course!

    • makes note of date on his iPhone *
  • Nathaniel Payne

    That would be it, robertc. Thanks for the link.

    Interesting that the International Day of Awesomeness was created by none other than Mr. Kevin Lawver himself. On this day, we shall all be awesome together. :)

  • blusparrow (LoA)

    Hey ficly people, 3-10 is international day of awesomenes. that’s the importance of that day, your supposed to do something on this day. Last year I forgot about the day, so this year I’m going to be ontop of things lol.

  • Mr.Gabriel

    I’m telling you, the Inspiration button will be launched that day!

    Or, at least I hope so.

  • someday_93

    It should be March 4th…the only day of the year that’s also a command =]

  • emcogNEATO!

    March 4th is also my birthday! But I guess that’s getting us away from the actual topic.

  • chris Chris chris

    I thought International Awesome Day (IAD) was june 3rd. Oh wait maybe this is the Ficly (A shorter, better story) Awesome Day. Never mind this comment then.