Well, the debate for my group was a train wreck, if it wasn’t obvious. for our argument, we did the cons of school uniforms. we went into it very unprepared. What i found suprising is how much we sucked, and what didnt go wrong? Never again do i want to debate. Ill go and check ‘Politician’ off my job choices now.
In my opinion, the way we could better independent reading is by not making it a graded thing. It takes the fun away from reading, and sometimes rushes people to finish a book, just so they don’t fail a grade.
For my book, I chose ‘Ready Player One’. Why? because it’s 80’s references and video games just interest me already. Judging from the first chapter, the main character reveals he found the treasure and will describe how he got it, so I think he will tell about the things he did for the treasure, and what he gained from it.
I was interested in reading about what Emerson thought about this. I’m usually interested on how people interpretate human morale. So i found this interesting from the start.
I agree with Emerson that everyone is born good, just evil is taught. It is also affected by the environment and culture you were raised in. If we weren’t taught things like race and wealth, we’d be able to get along a lot easier then we do now.
I believe that society does not need rules to keep from doing evil things. to me, rules make people want to do evil things, just to oppose them. if we were not taught evil, everything would be easier
The virtues I have broken were Silence, (No surprise there) Temperance, Tranquility, Industry (again, no surprise), Justice, Ah, I pretty much broke every one except Chastity. It was a fun experiment, though the first day my table and I were just throwing out things at random. The moral of this experiment I suppose, is that no one is perfect? Anyway, Still a fun experiment, and made me realize i’m not as good as I think I am. Now here is a photo of OG Franklin. Enjoy.
My reaction to ‘A Smile’ was confused. Most the poem didn’t make sense until we finished going over the meanings and such. Afterwards it made much more sense, and was easier to read. I had a few questions, like what did the bear represent, why did the author choose the songs for the allusions, and what even was the general idea of the poem?
I thought the meaning of poem was just something about being philosophical, because of some of the allusions. It just seems to be a deep poem, i guess. nonetheless it was fun to read.
The allusions i thought were important were the ones about the music, mostly because I found them fun. The footnotes helped to figure out what is what, and made it easier to understand.
My experience writing a poem wasn’t the best. It took me a while to even come up with an idea, and manage to make it sound good or smooth. I like writing short stories more then poems. It was fun in some ways. One of them was trying to find words that rhymed. It was fun and challenging. Writing the poem was hard, because it’s not like other forms of writing. I enjoyed reading poetry however, my favorites are ‘the Raven’ and ‘The Road Not Taken’. I tried Free verse because at first because it looked to be the easier of the two, but when i attempted writing in Free Verse, I couldn’t come up with ideas. Eventually I went to making it rhyme, and ended up with a somewhat decent poem. During the time I spent writing my poem, I learned that poetry is best left to the professionals.
(Road Not Taken, Photo by RadioWest)
Notes, notes, notes.. notes.. NOTES… NoTeS…
Teachers love ’em, students hate ’em. Now, I know what your thinking. “At it again with the way overdue blogs, man!” My answer to this is simply I’m lazy, uncreative and I have no clue what to write. Anyway, let’s talk about week two. If I remember correctly, it went smoother then the first week. I gathered my old friends from the year before, so that was a plus. Then, I was assigned this blog, which was a minus. It’s hard for me to write “creatively” while having certain parameters, so I tend to dislike these blogs greatly. The notes weren’t that bad, and I enjoyed my classes for a while, up until around week 3, when stuff got serious. Geometry stressed me out, American Cultures is interesting, and Language arts isn’t all that bad, it’s just the blogs that kill me. Well, that’s life.
I suppose that’s it for this blog, see’ya next time!
School has started again, and it’s back to the grind. I know, this post is WAYYYYYY past the due date, but ‘eyyy. Better late than never. Anyway, It tells me to explain something that I like, such as novels, short stories, TV shows, and games, so, I will describe my favorite video games and book, and hope this reaches 300-ish words.
My favorite games have to be RPGs, like Diablo III, and Mass Effect. Diablo is a hack-and-slash RPG game by the company Blizzard. The game follows the player, who can be 1 of 6 classes. In my playthrough, I played as a Crusader. The game is set in the land of Sanctuary, a place that is like Earth, but not Earth. Makes sense, right? The places in the land have some pretty depressing names. (Weeping Hollow, Fields of Misery, Planes of Suffering, Etc.) The player comes to a small town called Tristram, which has been plagued with undead since a meteor fell on the Old Cathedral. The player saves the day, goes off to distant lands, saves the day over and over, until they kill the Aspect of Death, A.K.A Malthael, A.KA. Ya Boi Death, and in the process defeat his army of Reapers.
The other game I enjoy playing is the Mass Effect series. I have only 3 and Andromeda, and I wish to get the first two. (If you know where I could find ME: 1 & 2, let me know. Thanks.) 1, 2, and 3 all follow the adventures of Commander Shepherd, a person who is tasked with saving the galaxy from the Reapers, a race of sentient machines. They return in ‘cycles’, which occur every 50,000 years. The player goes to multiple planets, frags some zombies and other races, (My favorites are the Turians.) and ultimately save the galaxy by giving his/her life to kill or control the Reapers.
Well, that sums up my blog, Seeya next whenever!
So, for this blog I decided to do Hacksaw Ridge. Hacksaw Ridge is a movie about a man named Desmond Doss, who earned the congressional medal of honor without firing a single shot. The first part of the movie goes through with Desmond’s home life, and the event that made him a Conscientious Objector. The second part of the movie shows what he did, which was save 75 people on Okinawa, or Hacksaw Ridge. Some of the men weren’t even American soldiers.
The bravery it took to do this is amazing. One of the quotes from the movie was “With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to want to put a little bit of it back together.” It shows what he wants to do in the fight, which is becoming a medic. He eventually goes into the service, but does not take a weapon with him. In fact, he refuses to pick up any weapon.
While he is on Okinawa extracting the wounded, he says “Help me get one more.” Whether it was luck, or had something to do with his faith in his god, he was able to save the 75 people. He earns the Medal of Honor, and goes on to tell his story later on, which lead to this movie.
The short story I’m writing was based around the six word short story “Goodbye, mission control. Thanks for trying.” I picked this because it could be taken in a multitude of ways. The short story I’m writing goes something like this: In the year 2018, nuclear war has begun. The story follows a nameless survivor as he seeks cover as the world around him goes up in flames. As he travels throughout the United States, he encounters other survivors, hallucinations/visions of what could be/has happened, all the while trying to find a safe place to wait out the nuclear storm.
The story follows a setting similar to the game Fallout: New Vegas, and the Fallout series in general. It differs because instead of a 1950’s take on the future, it’s modern day, and it starts mere hours after the world ended. I want to add a horror theme to this, as most my other little stories I wrote do.
The setting and plot changed very little since when we started planning. All that was changed really was the Survivors starting location, which changed from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Seattle, Washington. He still makes his way to the Mojave for shelter.
That sums up my ‘What’s my story’ post. I’m a bit excited to see how my story turns out, and hope it goes the way I plan it does. Thanks for reading!