Wednesday, September 13, 2017

To Mustache or Not To Mustache that is the Question.

To me Mustache's are a sign of 0 self dignity and little money. The people that grow mustaches and are rich have a dignified mustache's while the peasants wear their mustaches with little pride and poor mustache care. To quote a man by the name of Shrek" Mustache 's are not good like onions.". Also people such as Troonp the magical mothman that killed Haramba hate mustache's. People that have stubbly mustaches have bad ideas and are very mean. For me only majestic mustaches are allowed. While mustaches are ok if they are well kept in the most part they just look weird.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sorry I Wasn't Able To Blog

Hey everyone I tried reading tonight but couldn't. I read Simon Bloom on my Nook and my Nook glitched out and wouldn't let me log on. Sorry  I wasn't able to blog but things happen when you have to use technology. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Simon Bloom for the Last Time ........... or is it

So having left off last time in the book Simon Bloom The Octopus Effect with them making it to the Order of Biology and going through weird pools. Now the Master of the Order of Biology is giving them some octopus traits to use to fight the bad guys. So one gets camouflage, one gets the ability of jet propulsion, and the leader Simon gets 4 invisible arms, the ability to breath underwater, the ability of flexibility, and who knows what else. Really Simon is a bit overpowered with his time and space power, gravity, and friction even before the power ups. I think he will gain the ability to regenerate and leave parts of his arm behind like a lizard.      

Simon Bloom Again

Tonight I read Simon Bloom The Octopus Effect for the second night in a row. Really the parents see a new principal to the school who asks to take their kids on a field trip and they don't even blink an eye when they send their kids off. Then instead of a field trip you get an underwater exploration that takes you to a dome of air that contains many different biomes. Really fighting with people that shoot fungus (lame) and people that have an impenetrable exoskeleton.  Then of course when things start to get normal they jump through a pool of water that lets them go through space and time.  

Simon Bloom Really

 Tonight I read Simon Bloom octopus effect. First off when you have super powers is it so that doing the normal thing is boring so you have to do everything in an abnormal or awesome way. First off sitting on the celling while reading sounds a bit eccentric. Then a weird book shows up from a rip in time and space and tells you that danger is approaching and still that isn't weird in any way whatsoever. Then a 12 year old goes flying up a mile into the sky and falls back down on the other side of town. Really is walking not good enough for you Mr. I Control Physics. I think that they will have to face their age old enemy Siribette. And yes that is how you spell her name.     
      

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Giver
As we have read The Giver book and watched the movie we now need to decide which one we liked better. The next part is kind of a shocker because I usually love the book and hate the movie. In my opinion I liked the movie a little better because it used aspects that the book didn’t use. I didn’t leave the beggining open ended and sort of closed it up in the end. In the book it left it very open ended on what happened in the and sort of left you to chose what happened. Aside from that there are many other different reasons why the movie was slightly better than the book and some movie scenes to back that up.

The first thing is that they made him have the ability to influence his friends which will lead to him to not be mad and it allows him to form a deeper bond and leads to an extra element of him needing to escape before they inject her with the death liquid. While some people say that the ability to show his friends what he is learning takes away from his anger to escape the Community and release the memories into the world that he lives in. Really it just fuels him because it gives him something to fight for, seeing his friends not experiencing any of the things that he has experienced makes him want to do it more than ever. Like in the scene where he and Fiona slide down that long arch it shows a deeper feeling towards Fiona and helps him to express himself without harming others or causing disruption in the community. Or in the scene where Jonas and Fiona kiss, it shows that he actually cares and makes him want to succeed in escaping in the future.

One other reason why the movie is slightly better than the book is that they elaborate more and tell you how it started and how it ends. Like in the scene in the very beginning of the movie it tells why the Community is like that and why the world is how it is but still leaves room for your own imagination. Also in the end they see a house and it hints that they go into it instead of just leaving it to the reader to decide what would happen. Although the open ended ending makes people want to read the next book in the series or so some people say. The open end will lead to people not understanding the book to its fullest. Really you should read some theories about the end of the book. Also he hears music even though the Giver never gave him the memory of music so it could just be him gaining a memory because he is in Elsewhere or it could mean that he is dying of hypothermia. Also he really could have just been sent in a loop so that it he is now on the other side of the world and if he keeps walking he will end up where he started.

One last thing is that the movie added much more action and adventure than the book and added a Jonas verses Asher side that caused chaos and a little more action than it normally would be in the book.  Also some parts spiced the story up a little to engage the reader and give action to the slow parts that in the book where dull. Although you see color in the very beginning, the use of having no color made it easier to imagine what it was like to be in that town while in the book no one would be able to imagine what it was like unless you were completely colorblind. It gave you the bigger picture of what was going on and what the world was like.

For all of those reasons I think that the movie is better than the book. While some people like the movie less than the book for their own reasons like all about how the fun stuff in the movie undermined the serious topic that was happening. Even for some of their most compelling arguments there is always a side that will be able to argue for their ideas. The movie has the action, the showing, and the ending that closes up the circle.                            

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Gfandmas Life in a Bottle

Grandma’s Early Life
In A Nutshell

It was a Saturday night I had just finished dinner when my mom said the dreaded words “ Kai let’s do your homework. You have to call grandma right.” Sure mom sure that's totally what I have to do I thought. So, I sat down on my wonderful couch and tried to call grandma. First time was a no go, second time we got no answer, but third time’s a charm as they say. I thought to try to make it seem like we were breaking up but my mom would know. Why would I do that you may ask, let's say that my grandma is an awesome but talkative and chatty person.

With her short gray white hair that get a little longer at top with a little touch of blond it makes her seem younger than 73. She has beautiful speckled blue eyes with flakes of green that stand out. She has creases and wrinkles around her eyes and her mouth that stand out from many years of laughing. She is nice and always has a story to tell no matter what the topic is. She is always willing to listen to a story and tell one of her own. She is a bit over weight and uses oxygen from her years as a smoker but knows more about most things than anyone I know. She has a husky voice that breaks through the air with authority.DSCN1034.JPG

So, my first question was, what was a typical day like to you. With that small sentence I got 10 minutes of talking and maybe it wasn’t all on topic but it was  interesting. So, she would get up and eat a normal breakfast like cereal or toast and eggs then have to get all of her stuff ready to go to school. She would then have to walk a longer walk to get to school. Once at school it would be a normal day like today but got to go home for lunch or got lunch from a shop nearby. After school she would go home and do her homework then go down to the park to watch her brothers play ball and play games. Then, she would maybe go and meet her friends to play things. Then, after that they would come home for supper and bedtime. Hearing all that I wanted to ask her a follow up question of what type of homework she had to do after school. She said that from old age she could only remember she had to do a significant amount of essays. She had a hard time trying to do her homework because her mother never finished college and her step-father was working. At home she had chores and never watched TV.

Then, my next question was about what was the cool or in thing to have or wear. She said that everyone wanted a record player and if you had one you were cool and people liked you. Girls would wear certain things like skirts with crinoline that made them poofy and sweater vests. Also, everyone would wear black and white saddle shoes. They would also wear bobby socks with their shoes. Then, I asked her what type of cool things they did. She said that they would, “For a treat we would go up to the lake in summer times and swim there and play.” Then, in the winter they would go ice skating and do other winter stuff like snowshoeing. One time she went out to the river at night even though her parents told her not to. She fell in and got soaked and then all of her stuff got frozen. “ I went out to the river one night and fell in after disobeying my parents orders. I then had to sneak in by breaking in through the window. Of course they found out and got mad.”   DSCN2208.JPG

Then I asked her the next question, what type of things people wanted to be when they grew up. She said that for the most part things were the same as they are now with a few changes added. For the boys it was wanting to be a firefighter or a military man both of which would save people and have a certain esteemed image to the common people. For the women it was much different for liking science or math and things like that was considered weird. The one thing that  girls wanted to be was a teacher or a vet for whatever reason. One thing that they never wanted to be for either gender was to be a homeless vagabond living in the streets and begging for morsels of food. But what did she want to do with her life and what type of jobs did she do. Well she wanted to be a teacher like all the other girls but didn’t go to college so she couldn’t do that. As a kid she had many jobs in many different fields all of which had their pros and cons. One of these was being a milkshake carhop waitress which she promptly got fired from for dumping trays of milkshakes on some customers. She also was a nanny for some time being a live-in-nanny where she lived with the family like a modern governess for a not so rich family. But in the end she got a job as a secretary and later campaign helper for Nixon and the Republican party.  

I learned a lot about the early life of my grandma and I am hoping that I will learn more about my grandma. There were a lot of things that I've learned that I was not able to use for certain reasons like stories that were not finished because she didn’t have the time or the ability to tell them to the full extent. Learning about my grandma made me want to learn more about all of the funny family stories like the time when Grandma was a nanny. She had just watched the movie The Birds  and she had to babysit a group of kids. So she walked in and started helping out by taking them on a walk. When they came back she found a bird in the house and being afraid of birds and just having watched the movie she did what came naturally, run, yell, and try to kill it. Well this went on for an hour until The mom and her  finally got it out by whacking it with a bat. My grandma may not be perfect but moments like that make her funny and awsome.  
              
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To Mustache or Not To Mustache that is the Question.

To me Mustache's are a sign of 0 self dignity and little money. The people that grow mustaches and are rich have a dignified mustache...