Narrative on choices

Choices narrative

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     One choice can change your life forever. It is the only thing moving you along the path of life. you’re choices define you and make you who you are. Think about a choice you made and how it affected you. My greatest choice was going to sleepaway camp for the first time in 4th grade. I was frightened and worried about the summer being “wasted”. What I didn’t know was how it would effect my life the next coming years.

 

   Back in fourth grade I hadn’t been able to leave my home town a lot because of our large family. Although I longed for some change from our home town. The choice wasn’t difficult because my two older brothers had gone and I have seen and heard a lot about the camp. It’s a wilderness 7-week sleep away camp called camp Mowglis. The day I arrived I felt immediately welcomed. We climbed mountains, the air to me the freshest in the world and swimming in the lake felt like it was cleaner than any water you would drink in America. I formed friendships and fell in love with the New Hampshire scenery. And to this day it is still the best part of my year being secluded in the fresh wilderness of New Hampshire.

 

    And being in school writing about this makes me long for the smoky campfire and windy mountain summits. And the long talks with my dorm mates about life outside of camp yet we still are grieving for camp being over. I’ve formed great friendships and with most of my dorm and it’s sad to think about most of us parting ways when we graduate.

 

    My camp years have taught me a lot about life beside how to keep a campfire going in the pouring rain or how to apply a tourniquet and a splint in the middle of the woods only using the materials I have. It has taught me a lot about life and about what is important to me. The choices I’ve made have created who I am.

 


 

 

 

Winter trees

 

Cold bark cold ground(a)

Stinging sharp air (b)

Waiting spring bound(a)

stay on your mare(b)

 

Cold howl white steam(c)

Drifting upward(d)

Forcefully and mean(c)

Coping with nature(d)

 

 

Tell a story

 

See that cabin(a)

Through the mold(b)

cabin be havin(a)

Dark wet and cold(b)

 

Given up hope(c)

How worse to he (d)

To bad to cope(c)

Please not to me(d)

 

Metacognition:

I was in a rush to do these poems, iPad wouldn’t work and I could only do this on pages. I missed some of the classes of explaination so I might not have gotten this right. 

 


 

 

 

Winter trees

 

Cold bark cold ground(a)

Stinging sharp air (b)

Waiting spring bound(a)

stay on your mare(b)

 

Cold howl white steam(c)

Drifting upward(d)

Forcefully and mean(c)

Coping with nature(d)

 

 

Tell a story

 

See that cabin(a)

Through the mold(b)

cabin be havin(a)

Dark wet and cold(b)

 

Given up hope(c)

How worse to he (d)

To bad to cope(c)

Please not to me(d)

 

Metacognition:

I was in a rush to do these poems, iPad wouldn’t work and I could only do this on pages. I missed some of the classes of explaination so I might not have gotten this right. 

 


Music reflection

Music in my life

 

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                                       “Music is life, that’s why are hearts have beats”-Unknown

      

 

     I’m not a very big music fan. I don’t know many of the artists or what they do. I usually just get in to one type of music for awhile and listen to that according to my mood. And it helps me clarify how I’m feeling. And the mood that I’m in.

     Personally I like songs with an actual meaning. Not meaningless pop songs that repeat the same line over and over with the same beat. I really like country music for the lyrics and the mood of the songs. They are adventurous and have an optimistic feeling. Their themes may not always be golden, but the message of the music in general is. I also listen the edm music whenever I just want a good beat and not as much of a feeling besides the moods of the songs.

     I used to never listen to music because I didn’t have headphones. Once I got headphones I actually got into music. And the more I listen to it, the more I like it. So in conclusion, I would recommend music to everyone and for everyone to give it a try.


Metacognition

WW Fenn Metacognition

 

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                                   “You’ve got something to say!?”-Somewhere on google

 

       For WW fenn I wanted to try something different this year so I spent a couple periods looking on the inter-webs for ideas. I noticed in another tab that I had it quotes opened up that I used for my reflections on the book IT. I looked through the quotes and decided that I would do quotes from that book. I had trouble finding a long enough quote on that site was difficult and a lot of the quotes were duplicates or in other languages. And I book so I couldn’t have looked through the book to get one so I picked a couple paragraphs from the site. I’m sure their were better quotes in the book (sure of that), but I’m fine with what I have.


Independent post

 

IT Book or Movie? Review

Connor Soukup

 

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“Everything’s a lot tougher when it’s for real. That’s when you choke. When it’s for real.”-Stephen King, IT

 

 

      The differences between the book and movie are certain, but are they needed? It 2017 (chapter 1) was released with lots of energy. The theaters were crowded to get a better look at Stephen Kong’s It since the 1990 version.

      The emotional and physical themes in the book outweigh the movie.
The movie leaves out and has a lot of difference in the plot which effects how the kids value each other in the story. Which has an affect on the themes and the meaning in the story. Theme is a major importance to a good story, what makes a book meaningful is its themes.

      The movie is thorough with taking many scenes and major plot elements and bringing it to life through film. Sometimes changing the film to make the audience stay captivated throughout the whole movie. Changing the George picture scene and the IT fight scene were very good moves in keeping the story interesting while the book drags out.

      All these aspects and differences are because of the differences between what makes a movie good and what makes a book good. And by many definitions of a good book is a book that keeps you captivated within each turn of the page, but a more real definition is the major themes that the book carries out.

      When working with books and movies, the book is generally portrayed as better but that is often just to get people into literature. Unfortunately this review has to be cut short as to not spoil anything and in hopes that you’ll read the book too. So in that case, Comment below on which you think is better. The book or the movie?

Note: It chapter 1 is just half of the whole IT franchise of movies for the second chapter is coming out in September of 2019. Hopefully the sequel will not disappoint.


Reading review 2

IT Stephen King Review #2

 

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                          “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” -Stephen King

 

     What makes a book strange? The book, IT, by Stephen King, is very strange. It’s not just that random people see the book, and needs to ask, “what book is that?”, I don’t say that the book is called IT, because they usually think I’m messing with them or being annoying. So I just say, “its Stephen King”, and they seem to get it.

     While reading Stephen King, it brings up a lot of old memories about the other Stephen King book I read. Which was The Shining, and mainly because it was very weird. And the themes were fairly different, because they had many differences within the book, IT says more about friendships and relationships while dealing with conflict. The Shining definitely had themes like that too. I prefer the book It mostly because I like the themes and storyline better. A creepy Shapeshifting clown that scares and eats children. Rather than a creepy serial murderer. The book, IT is laid out very well that for the most part it keeps you interested throughout the 1,153 pages it has to stay interested within

     This book has a lot of meaning, and throughout the book it explores many different themes and ideas. A lot of stuff happens. I like that it has a lot of plot and story because it allows you to learn more about the story and get more “into” the story because you know more about the scene of the book and what’s happening. This book isn’t that scary, but more mature. It has many “deep” plot-driven chapters. A lot of plot, but mostly a lot of exiting reading.

     This book isn’t all horror, and I think Stephen King wrote this book, for more of the story and mystery and rather from the gruesome death scenes. The strangeness of this book separates it from others and makes it a well-known book. It’s not weird, it’s strange. 


Weekly post #????

My experience downloading a videogame(what fun!)

 

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”If people were influenced by video games, than most Facebook users would be farmers by now”

     Two weeks ago I was downloading a brand new Xbox game I just ordered from internet shopping. Internet shopping, like amazon, is way better than physical you know.... Human interaction.... First of all you miss all of those creepy shady people and stuff you read about and people make vines of. Really, it looks funny on screen but if you were there. Woah, trust me, you won’t want to ever go into the bright world again (outside). And lastly but not lastly, (Because I want to get this going), there’s the lines. Human lines are worse that the lines in jigsaws facial features. Believe me, I’m patient, but it’s very awkward for a kid like me to stand in line with an “all included” game in my hand while all the parents shoot me nasty looks. Oh and speaking of under age gaming, when you shop online you don’t have to dress up and look like some sort of shady emo-kid so they don’t ask for your ID. Which I don’t have.

     So I get the game and download it, it takes two days. Yunno, The usual. So I’m watching some bad movie on Netflix to pass the time when a little box pops up that says, “You need more storage space, so delete one of your brothers favorite games that you never play” or at least that’s what I thought it said. So that is exactly what I did. I went on to games section on the Xbox. I uninstalled all to Fortnite. That should be a move in like street fighter or something. “Finish him!....scroll....scroll....scroll...Scorpio used uninstall all!”.

      I put in the second storage disc because that’s how much storage it took up. When it finished I considered smashing the storage disc with a hammer or something but relished that I could sell it to some loser who through it away thinking it’s a tutorial instructions or something like that. So I log into the game and it asks if i wanted a tutorial. I say no like every other non-stepdad person in the world. So I get into the game. I spawn in. I walk around the open world for like five seconds and then get run over by a horse and carriage. The screen goes white and than black and than says in big red letters DEAD. “Ya i could tell, but thanks for clarifying”. But honestly, it’s one of my favorite parts of the game when you die, and I die a lot. You respawn and some of you money is taken away. It doesn’t matter how you die. You will be robbed of some of your money. Even if a bear whacks you, he takes like twenty dollars to buy whatever bears bought back then. You can be killed than robbed by horses, creepy men in the savanna swamp, crocodiles, protestors, children, old people, really anything. Seems a bit excessive.


Stephen Kings IT overview 1

What is It?

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“Want a balloon?” -Pennywise, Stephen King 

     It is a shape shifting creature that was created from the wonderful mind of Stephen King. This creature has few known facts about it which is what makes this monster so mysterious. As the losers find out in the story, It cannot be killed physically or by some sort of silver bullet idea. It often shows in the form of a clown, named pennywise, this is believed to lure children into pennywises midsts so it can offer a more frightening reveal. It feeds by eating children when they are scared. Pennywise often doesn’t just appear to scare and eat people but to linger around, such as when in the book, right before the second interlude pennywise is seen helping the police capture some wanted thieves. From pennywises past habits this was a little confusing for me, so why did Stephen King add this?