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May 24
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Feminism and stories

Yeah, I know weird title, but basically I've come to observe there different story archs in kids movies based on gender.
May 19

Whats the meaning of life?


What is the meaning of life?



When I first heard this question i didn't know. Then it struck me, literally and figuritivly. I was being emotionally abused, and verbally abused. I tried to get away from my bully but he never let go. I figure out what the answer to my life long question was. 





The meaning of life is loving yourself and everything around you, but loving yourself first.. You may have heard the " Golden Rule", treat others the way you wanted to be treated. I suddenly realized this was true. I had not treated this person very well. I'm keeping his name a secret, I don't really know why becuase he should feel shame but it's not fair to him to be exposed




May 15
in essay 2 Comments challenge: General

You can't read this and walk away without feeling guilty.

From my view, no one knows how amazing they can feel until they make a choice to change. I mean, most of us spend our lives denying the problems in our world, in ignorance of them, or giving up and saying that there is no way that we can change. But we can. Whether this change is walking to school on Mondays, or taking the bus to work, basically improving air quality by taking a vehicle off the road, maybe you even go vegetarian or vegan. But a change is a change. Just knowing that you can make a difference and choosing to, elevates your sense of being. Everybody deserves that, and everybody owes that, in another way. I believe in personal responsibility for the earth. 
May 08

Stars


    

           Imagine you are in space, in a rocket moving 20 times the speed of sound. You see amazing colors. Some say the most beautiful colors in the universe. Vibrant blues, purples, and reds. You want to stop the rocket just to get a better look. Those are the colors of a supernova. The result of the death of large stars. This death will help to birth a new star. Of course, one day, this will happen to our sun. This is an interesting cycle. The birth of a star, the death, and what will happen to the star.
May 08

Space is not the Answer

Space Is Not The Answer

Dear fellow space lovers,

Have you dreamed about a world without pollution? A world without breast, colon, and urinary cancer? Without blindness? Well, if we explored the ocean more, that world could be real. A disease free utopia. Ocean exploration could benefit humans so much more than space. Also, the ocean is way cheaper, and if you look around, way closer. While many people absolutely love space exploration, scientists and many others affirm that we should explore the ocean.
May 08

The Big Three

    The Big Three

    Imagine you are in ancient Greek times. Almost every greek worships the greek gods. You believe everything is created by them. Especially the “big three”. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. The other gods are very important to your culture, but those three gods are probably the most important. I am going to be focusing on Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. I am amazed at the affect they had on the greek people, and I loved researching them.
May 06
in essay 1 Comment challenge: Today
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The Crown Jewel of Japan

The Crown Jewel of Japan
 
I first learned of longtails this May, while preparing for a poultry show. In an argument with my brother, I declared that no domestic fowl is more gorgeous than my pure-bred Barred Rocks (a stupid dare if you ask me now).

A web search revealed silkies, cochins, brahmas…. and an Onagadori. I lost to a unanimous vote for the exotic looking fowl, though I discovered the beauty of long-tailed breeds.  

At first glance, Onagadori look like they were photoshopped; a small, banty rooster with a fifteen foot tail (at least). Yet, this is not a joke.  Onagadori actually do exist and were a thriving form of living art in ancient Japan. This extremely rare breed is a result of scrupulous selection and crossbreeding through many centuries.
Apr 30
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Still the Same

I smashed my alarm clock to halt its incessant beeping. I flopped out of bed, jumped into the nearest pair of pants I found, and went over to my dresser to get a shirt. I opened the dresser and grabbed my favorite UCLA basketball t-shirt. I began to put it on and I had the shirt over my shoulder but I immediately stopped when I heard a rip. That's when I realized what was happening. I had three arms. I finally figured out how to fit my arm through the neck hole of a t-shirt along with my neck. Fully dressed, I went downstairs and poured myself some cereal. I was surprised that no members of my family commented on my additional limb, usually they are very observant and notice any slight difference in anything. But they didn't notice a third arm I guess. When I got to school that Thursday, there weren't many people at school yet.
Apr 29
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Five Paragraphs on Why I hate Five Paragraph Essays

I felt like doing something sort of humorous, and I love irony, but I always need to make a point. So here's five paragraphs on why the five paragraph essay format doesn't really help as much as it should,
Apr 28
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett

Director: Wes Anderson

Description: Aging oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) goes on a mission to find and kill a shark that ate his best friend. But the whole mission goes awry when his son Ned Plimpton (Owen Wilson) turns up out of nowhere. The story is told in Wes Andersons signature complicated and bizarre way so it is not an easy watch and takes some thinking. That is the only real downside to the film.

Rating 9.1 out of 10
Apr 28
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Animal House R

              

Genre: Comedy

Director: John Landis

Description: The Dean of Pennsylvania college trys to expel a fraternity from the school but the wild fraternity is determined to not let that happen.
Animal House is a satirical look at life in a fraternity.  But the movie has open nudity, and a lotof alcohol consumption including a memorable scene in which Bluto, one of the students drains an entire bottle of whiskey in about ten seconds. So certainly not a movie to show to your kids. Except if your my dad.

Rating: 7.4 out of 10
Apr 28
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Animal House R

                Animal House   R

Genre: Comedy

Director: John Landis

Description: The Dean of Pennsylvania college trys to expel a fraternity from the school but the wild fraternity is determined to not let that happen.
Animal House is a satirical look at life in a fraternity.  But the movie has open nudity, and a lotof alcohol consumption including a memorable scene in which Bluto, one of the students drains an entire bottle of whiskey in about ten seconds. So certainly not a movie to show to your kids. Except if your my dad.

Rating: 7.4 out of 10
Apr 28
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How Many Arms Are You Supposed to Have?

I smashed my alarm clock to halt its incessant beeping. I flopped out of bed, jumped into the nearest pair of pants I found, and went over to my dresser to get a shirt. I opened the dresser and grabbed my favorite UCLA basketball t-shirt. I began to put it on and I had the shirt over my shoulder but I immediately stopped when I heard a rip. That's when I realized what was happening.
Apr 24

What is Art?

   What is art? It can be a lot of things, depending on who you are, and how you  look at it. Art and music can be a way to bring yourself back into the current world, motivated by it. But it can also be an escape from life, not to mention it can also change people's outlook on the world quite drastically.
    Art is a part of culture, of life. It's part of what makes us human. The world would be a whole lot different without that painting you love by that guy who's been dead for hundreds of years, or your favorite song that you've listened to over and over again that drives your parents crazy. (And yes, even that old George Michael song you don't give a crud about is part of culture).
Apr 13

Is This Religious Freedom For Everyone?

   In the Vermont Constitution, it is said that all citizens are promised religious freedom. But if you take a closer look at the wording, you may notice that this is not really the case.
   Article Three, Chapter One states that, “All persons have a natural and unalienable right, to worship Almighty God, according to the dictates of their own consciences and understandings. But what if you're like me, and have Pagan beliefs? Does that mean we don't have the same rights? It is said that the Vermont Constitution was written in such a way that Native American, Pagan, Buddhist, and other such religious practices weren’t under protection of the Constitution. Does that sound fair? And what if you’re Humanist? That isn’t mentioned in the Constitution, iether.