I still really hate poetry. I don’t mind reading the occasional poem on my own time with a good incentive. But especially when we get into determining rythem, meter and such, i can not stand it. I still have absolutely no idea how to find meter. I thought i had it down, but i was wrong. I also think that finding a particular meaning in a work can, in many cases, defeat the purpose of poetry, and writing as a whole. This doesn’t just apply to writing of course. Under thew assumption that writing and poetry is considered art, or at least artful in nature, since it is a form of expression, and so is art, trying to bottle it into one clear meaning destroys the beauty of it. Some pieces of course, have set, and clear meanings. Historical poems and things of the sort with defined ideas clearly exist to serve one clear purpose. However, a large amount of poetry is not clearly defined. If the author wanted us to know exactly what he was saying at the time, he/she would have said it clearly. Its motivations are hidden behind figurative language and other literary devices not because the author wanted us to work, but because its about what the reader gets out of it just as much as what the writer got out of it. There’s a reason that the author chooses to write about their feelings and such through poems and stories, rather than simply writing about them in a straightforward manner. Breaking it down to a science completely ruins poetry. This si why I don’t like it. Its probably the same case for many others my age. Its just not a logical system for analyzing a work. Perhaps there’s not a better way t do it, but in that case its probably better ti abandon poetry all together rather than ruining it for a generation of young folk. This bothers me, because i’m not opposed to the idea of poetry, but the way it is treated in school really turns me off from the whole thing. So, in conclusion, I am really not a fan of this whole poetry thing, and am yet to start enjoying it.



Ever tell you about my Star Trek script?

My story changed quite a throughout the writing process. At first, I was going to write this story about this Russian guy who was on a spaceship. It was an interesting idea, but i decided that it was very uninspired. Instead, i wrote this story about this criminal who convinces the main character, a police officer, to kill the mayor of new York. I wasn’t really sure what i wanted to write about, but i’m ok with this one. I’m not sure how i want to evolve the story i’m  telling yet, and i haven’t given it much thought to be totally honest. Its ok though. There are lots of things I don’t like. Its written weirdly, sometimes doesn’t make sense, and includes a lot of unnecessary stuff, while not including the necessary stuff. I can fix this in my final draft. I’m not much of a fan of my story at the moment. I think that the way i wrote it was strange and my entire flashback is kind of meaningless. The paragraph where the main character thinks about criminals makes me cringe. Its hard for me to believe i even wrote it, because i cant stand it. I did however, attempt to take some elements from the story “the devil and tom walker”, which we read in class. When we read it in class, we discussed how the symbolism was used. Because we need to put symbolism in our story, i tried to use it in a similar fashion as the story “the devil and tom walker”. I’m not sure if i succeeded in trying, as it was used well in “the devil and tom walker”. and in my story, it is meh. But i tried. I also borrowed many elements from “A game of thrones, which i am reading.  tried to borrow dialogue styles.

I am awake

“A Game of Thrones” by George RR Martin has many good qualities that i would like to utilize in my story.I would say that the most important quality of it for my story would be the dialogue. Its very difficult to write dialogue naturally, and George does a great job of it. It sounds normal, practical, and it holds lots of weight. Most things hold hidden meanings, and sound grounded in the world of the book. This is not only because of how it sounds in terms of what worlds exist in the world of the story, but also that it references the history and ideas of the world constantly. Its important that i remember that my dialogue should sound organic in the setting of my story, regardless of what it is, without sounding ridiculous. For example, if my story is set in Russia, i will have to find very Russian things to say, but not lose the seriousness or core ideas of the story. its important to keep dialogue fitting the theme of the story, George does in “A Game of Thrones”. Some other stuff i could learn is world building. “A Game of Thrones” does world building like nothing else. The descriptions of the history and the way everything comes together in the story is simply excellent. It feels purposeful, and that is the way mine should be. I need to have a detailed plot laid out before i begin writing, to avoid not sounding meaningful or supporting a larger theme. The best thing about “A Game of Thrones” is really just how it constantly seems completely aware of the point of view. It always takes into account subtitles of characters and what they would do in situations and what they know. It is extremely cautious to take into account how fast and what information would spread to what areas. Some characters don’t know about things until hundreds of pages later, and some characters don’t even ever find out. It all works together to create a wold that feels lived in and realistic, despite how fantastical it is.

Raisin Bran Crunch

Setting in “A Game of Thrones” by George RR Martin is very important. In fact, it’s quite possibly the most important part of the whole book. Since most of the story is told through the world it is set in, it accounts for nearly the entire story. For example, one second I may read that they were in the red keep, and soon enough, i’m many pages into a long story about the construction of it. The world of the story is vast and detailed, and so there is never a shortage of context to be given about the setting. the setting isn’t just physical of course. Things like the weather, people from those places, and the history of it all are all very important. The names of the great houses who lived or are currently living in a place are very important. The author takes careful notice of small details, like geography and weather, and it all places an important role in the plot and the things going on in it. For example, at one point in the story, Catelyn and the gang is taking Tyrion up into the castle at the eryie. The castle is seated at the top of a mountain, and so the climb to the top is long. It is well thought out, as they factor in the steepness. At some points, they can use mules, but at others, they cant.The author also factored in how supplies get to the castle, mentioning the basket elevator type system they designed to bring stuff up. All of this is meticulously planned, and it really shows in the story. These things even come back later, when they have to leave, and instead take the basket down. Before this, they went through the high road, which was notoriously dangerous. All of this is factored in. Most of Tyrions story in the book is just him traveling. All of this creates such an important and large feeling world. It seems to have scale, which is an important quality for a book like this. The setting in a Game of Thrones is super important.

That’s what the kids call an epic fail

My book, Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin, is not particularly funny. So, instead of talking about the humor in my book, I will be discussing the lack of humor, and why it is lacking in this department. For one thing, in many ways, the book, Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin, discusses many topics in a story that humor would not lend itself well to. The political intrigue and discussions between characters is not particularly funny, and well there is an occasional jest, it is not very funny. Most lines of dialogue are very layered and carry more weight than tyhery would seem to from the surface. Even when characters do occasionally say a joke or a witty remark, it means so much more, and is therefore not funny. While a character like Littlefinger (Petyr Baelish), pokes fun of things and jokes,  (Ned called it “verbal sparring”, and had no patience for it) the things he says carry weight. He in not just joking, but actually foreshadowing, or enacting a meticulous plot. He is manipulative, and the web of interconnected things going on in Westeros (Kings landing in particular), prevents a reader from having a jolly, lighthearted laugh. The weight of the narrative weighs down the humor. This is because the narrative is heavy or weighted.( the book is quite literally heavy too ha ha ha) In the end, my point is that the heavy and emotional plot of the book lacks the common disposition for humor that a more common and humor filled book would contain. The truth is the funniest thing to come out of this blog topic is my ridiculous farce-like attempts to use filler words. I realized this as I was writing, and so I picked today’s title. It’s a quote from Saul Goodman. “That’s what the kids call an epic fail”. I think that this quote describes what I have written pretty well. Normally I would have went back and changed it, but I am on vacation, so in the words of Captain America:

Well, the topic was comedy, so Hope this will work.

Darth Vader had responsibilities. He was responsible for the death star.

In A Game of Thrones, The author reveals character in  many ways. Ill be talking about good ol Ned, because he is just great. One of the first things we learn about Ned is that he is not necessarily soft, but slightly sentimental. He describes his old friend Robert with such pride. He seems almost proud to have know him, for he was such a man. When he sees his friend (now the king), after so many years, he almost seem disappointed. Robert is fat, and a shell of the man he used to be. The way Eddard’s memories of him are described let me know how sentimental he is. That being said, Ned is far from a soft man. He is more than willing to do what must be done above all else. The execution he carries out at the beginning of the story shows us that he is willing to do what must be done. He carries it out himself, because he is sentimental about his families tradition, but also strong willed, and ready to do what must be done. The things he says to Robert show us even more. Ned thinks that his new figure is a result of his indulgences. He takes notice that Robert struggles to traverse stairs without breathing heavily. Robert talks of the food and the women in Kings Landing, and Ned’s thoughts shows us that perhaps he doesn’t approve. This is because  Ned is clearly a more responsible fellow, who prefers to take care of himself better. He has higher standards. This brings me to the title of the Blog. “Darth Vader had responsibilities. He was responsible for the death star.” I was looking for a Breaking Bad quote to use, and i thought this one suited Ned’s character well, because, like Darth Vader, he is responsible. He takes care of his family, is proper, and traditional. While Darth Vader didn’t really take care of his family, he did take care of the Death star, and everyone needs something to take care of. This is maybe something that King Robert lacks. He has a kingdom to tend to, and a family, yet he still finds himself “drinking and whoring” to an early grave.



I’m reading “A Game of Thrones”, by George R.R. Martin. I chose the book because I really love the show (besides seasons 7 and 8). I started to read this book a few months ago, but i just never got around to finishing it. Now that I have started to read it again, i’m really enjoying it. When I watched the show i would constantly read Wikipedia articles about the history of the world it took place in, and theorize about what would happen next. I fell in love with the universe, and I’m really looking forward to finally reading properly about it now. I restarted the book today because it had been a while, so I’ve only really read the prologue and about 30 pages. in the prologue, it describes the venture of some rangers of the nights watch in the woods beyond the wall, searching for wildling activity. One man says that the wildlings are dead, and wants to head back to the wall. Ser Waymar, however, decided that they should investigate further. Next thing you know, these creatures who are called “the others” come out and absolutely mash these guys. Everyone except for Will, who hides silently. When he decides to get up he finds the recently deceased Ser Waymar standing over him and it pretty much ends there. It was a good prologue that really sparks a readers interest. Just the way the situation is described is really great. As for other stuff going on, Bran goes to his first execution, and they find the dire wolf pups. I really enjoyed reading he chat Bran has with his dad, where Ned tells him about why they carry out executions the way they do. I’ve always thought that the Stark’s respect for tradition is such a respectable quality. Just from reading from Brans point of view it brings a much more human quality to him that I never really got from the show, besides in a few select moments. Honestly, I’m probably most excited to read about Ned, because he was such an awesome character in the show, and i cant wait to go in depth with him. I’m just gonna include a picture of him, because nothing improves a blog like a picture of Eddard Stark.

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