Thursday, 20 March 2014

Blog Comments - Class Assignment

That's a really interesting way to tell that story. I really like the evident contrast between maximalism and minimalism. I think you could write more stories like this and get really good at it!

Wow, that's so detailed and such a nice brain! This must've taken some thinking to do. You should do a coloured erosion of this.

If only they actually did look this this, then true beauty.

Quick write - Teenager's Brain

Monday, 17 March 2014

Skype Reflection

1. My group was tasked with writing a six word memoir that was both captivating to a child in the third grade and had punctuation, in the form of an exclamation point. We had hoped that the humour including in our memoir was interesting enough for the children to like.We jept the memoir light and humourous in hopes that it would stick with the audience.

2. I feel that our mini lesson was adequate enough for what it needed to be. It kept the children captivated, it was accompanied by a humourous photo and it was very light as well as possibly being relatable. A weakness however, of the memoir, would likely be the fact that the explanation also accompied with the photo and memoir, was confusing and over descriptive in certain ways. I believe it confused the children somewhat.

3. I learned that you have to be careful when working with small children not to belittle them or to intimidate them, but to find the right balance that is in between the two.

4. I think we should write stories (This is Creative Writing afterall), either just for our class or to somehow include the children with. I think it would be a great, fun and interesting learning experience.

Work Ketchup

Work Ketchup:
Honestly, I didn't really connect as much with the third x-men as I did with the other, previous x-men. It felt like it was really lacking something or just outright didn't make sense to me. I didn't like some of the random mutants in the movie like Porcupine (or whatever his name is in the movie) and I thought that the sub plot love story between Kitty Pride and Iceman was just a really annoying distraction. Overall the movie didn't have very good continuity and wasn't all too interesting, but I've heard otherwise. I haven't read any x-men comics but I have a feeling most of the comic book fans aren't fans of the movie as well. I'm hoping Days of Future Past is just as good as First Class.
I completely agree with everything you're saying here. Puppy mills really should be stopped as soon as possible. Maybe if I could really make a difference, I would do something to change this. I just have to think of myself in a less fortunate situation and think, what would I do?
I didn't think the picture was relatable but instead I thought that it was inspiring and thus inspired you to write about what you strive for. Maybe change isn't the word you could use for your team, maybe it's progression. Maybe it's not necessary to change but to instead find the right progression and enlighten everyone unto understanding the true meaning of success. Good luck!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Six Word Memoir (#3)

Author's note:
I chose this picture because I felt that it represented untimely surprises whether they be good or bad. Mostly however, it symbolizes the lifeline that we all have. However the six word saying itself "surprises could come in any colour" represent more so the large, red firetruck in the picture. However it could represent colourful birthday balloons at a surprise, which would also be a very colourful surprise. Even a gift could come in a colourful package like yellow or blue flowers or a green box. It's represents the happiness that life can bring .
Photo Taken by Ben Stevens

Six Word Memoir (#2)

Author's note:
I chose this picture because I thought it was the best possible picture to represent friendship. It represents both the relationship between the U.S. and Canada and on a personal level, it represents the new friends that I made on my trip to Washington D.C.. The words I chose also represent friendships at every possible level and it describes how a friendship, with all it's difficulty and ease, can be the strongest thing in the world and will help the progression into future times. The image in it's entirety represents to me my friends, my new friends, my old friends and the varying relationships that I have with all of my friends.
Photo Taken by Ben Stevens

Six Word Memoir (#1)

Author's note:
The reason that I chose this picture was because I thought it was interesting and reflected well the way most people feel when they don't want to do anything on a "lazy day". I thought that the angle and focus on depth of field gave it a certain artistic value and that the filter that I used made the photo more visible overall. The words that I chose to use for this six word memoir were inspired both by the provided picture as well as an everyday kind of advice. The six words suggests that you live in the moment and enjoy the temporary happiness and the picture suggests that you relax and do whatever you want.
Photo Taken by Ben Stevens

Monday, 10 March 2014

Six Word Memoir (#6)

Author's note:

This picture was taken a fairly long while ago by me. The picture, combined with the memoir, represents however family and unconditional love. The memoir "don't voluntarily desert the greatest gift" means that family is the greatest gift that you'll ever have because they'll always be with you and love you unconditionally. Desertion is the worst thing that you could do to something that is that great that has been given to you completely free. 

Six Word Memoir (#5)

Author's note: 

I chose this photo because I thought it represented well the past and the future and combined well with the six word memoir that I came up with. By "the future begins with the past" I mean that the choices and decisions that you make, as well as other people make, moulds the guidelines in which future events take place. It is symbolic on both a personal level and a universal level. On a personal level, it represents family, as my ancestors are shown in the photo, and it represents my own decisions and past as well as my future. On a universal level it represents all past and all future. 

Six Word Memoir (#4)

Author's note:

The reason that I chose this picture is because I thought it was really interesting  and had a very nice visual appeal with the large Washington monument in the background that has it's starchy reflection in the foreground. I chose those words for this six word memoir because I thought it was a good representation of how, even when you're standing alone, you're still surrounded by people, whether they're there physically or you understand that they will be around to protect you when you're mentally unable to take care if yourself. It also symbolizes the relationship between the U.S. and Canada. However on a personal level it represents the people that I know and the people that are close to me and how we watch out for each other and keep each other safe. 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Photo Scavenger Hunt

This is a collage of certain photos which I find metaphorical by the use of perseverance. The black and white metaphoto of my great-great grandfather, George Stephens, and his wife, who at the time had been married for a lovingly 75 years. They are a symbol of a past yet a reminder of the future, that is, their future together and the creation of their future family, including me. The above photo, a close up metaphoto of the photo in the trophy cabinet and of the trophy cabinet, with a definite reflective look, is meant to make you "reflect" on friendship, as in, who you're real friends are and what kind of friend you want to be. It also showcases the sort of passion is housed at our school. The photo to the left, of the ads for universities, is an example of juxtaposition, the blunt comparison between being in a crowded place, surrounded by people, yet also feeling completely alone in your journey through and trying to find the first few pages of the story that you're writing. I must confess that I absolutely hate the idea of being overwhelmed with the great multitude of options and not knowing where I'm going to end up in the end. The photo to the left of that photo, is a metaphoto of a poster. The reason I took this photo is because, to me, the words appear impactful and indent themselves in my mind. Below that, a silhouette of a piano in the band hall. It showcases the sort of talent we have in our band program at school. It's also meaningful to me because when I was little, I wanted to play an instrument and didn't think I was good at guitar so I started playing the Piano.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Reading Work # 4 (Part 1)

Well, I should've never gotten married. I still can't believe Vicki left me for that "star" husband. I won't ever let that happen again. #lessonlearned

I can't stop thinking about you. You've been on my mind ever since the beginning and now that it's past the end, you're still there...#iwish

Forrest can't take care of himself. He's mature enough now to understand right from wrong. I tried helping you once but I'll leave you to your own devices now. #sorrynotsorry

I don't want to see my father or Forrest. I just don't see a point to seeing them again. What will it accomplish? I'm hoping that my father has something truly importaant to discuss. #TBT

It seems that me and Forrest are #frenemies