Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Lupe Fiasco-"Words I Never Said"
Monday, April 23, 2012
Since the beginning of this semester I have worked very hard at getting my writing up to par. In the beginning I did not know how to effectively write and get my opinions out there. I feel like I have done a good job of progressing along in this field since the beginning of the semester, especially since the middle of the term. Since then, I feel my posts have been progressively better and more thought out. I also feel that my grammar has steadily improved over the course of the term. My 1st few posts were very rough and not worthy of being included on my portfolio. But I am very proud of how I have progressed through the course of the class.
The post I am most proud of is the “Georgia Guidestones” post. In this post I effectively brought all the information I had on the topic out. Also, I feel I did a good job of formulating my thoughts on the topic to what I think made a very good blog post. Some of the things I have to continue to work on are developing my thesis. I have trouble sometimes because I get very adamant about a certain topic and ramble on and get on a tangent. When I do this, sometimes my words come out jumbled and disorganized. It also makes my post a bit harder to read because of the confusion this creates. I plan on continuing to work on this as I make the transition out of 101 and into 102. I know that with this transition comes hard work and the writing we will be expected to do in 102 will be much more in depth and all around more difficult than the 101 class. However, with this in mind, I am confident in my abilities to move on and continue to progress in an effective manner.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"I'm on a drug, it's called Charlie Sheen."
This visual assignment we were asked to find a picture of a celebrity of our choice and find a quote by them that goes with the picture. I chose Charlie Sheen because I always thought that he was funny and even when he was going through his meltdown he still made it funny.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
This week I decided to do the visual assignment on sunsets. We were asked to take a picture of a sunset and write an accompanying post. I took this picture over spring break in Panama City Beach, FL. I've always like sunset. There is something about that time of day that seems more peaceful than any other time of day. This time of day is always better at the beach. Where you can have a much better view of the sunset as compared to the view we have at home. I like this picture because I took it right before the sun went down. You can still see the top of the Sun poking up from the Gulf. Chilling on the balcony at sunset at the beach is also very relaxing. The waves crashing and the wind through the palm trees provide a nice soundtrack that fits in well with this part of the day. I do not enjoy the sunset back home as much as I do when I am on the coast. It's a much better view. I find it interesting at sunset how the sky changes all different shades of orange. The skyline at this time of day is always a sight to behold.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
For the juxtaposition assignment we were asked to place an art picture and a movie clip together and find a deep connection with the two. I found the picture of Jesus arm wrestling the devil on Google images and the star wars clip is from YouTube. The connection I found was that in the Bible it says that God and Satan are fighting for the 'keys to the kingdom'. A struggle between light and dark as it were. In the movie saga Star Wars I find a striking resemblance to the biblical story of Good vs. Evil. In the clip above Yoda is fighting Emperor Palpatine. Yoda is called, the master, he is the highest ranking Jedi in the order. The Emperor is called many names, Darth Sideous, The Prince of Darkness, Dark Lord of the Sith. And in the clip they are literally fighting for the 'keys to the kingdom' in the senate chamber. I also found that if you look at the Star Wars saga as a whole, it's kind of like the book of Revelations when you think about it. When you look at it in Episode I Palpatine rose through the ranks posing as a great friend to the republic. He deceived his way to total control. In Revelations it says that the anti-Christ will be the 'Great Deceiver'. Then he orchestrated a Civil War within the Republic, using it to assume 'Emergency Powers'. By episode 3 he had assumed dictoral control. Than he established the tyrannical Galactic Empire but his reign only lasted for a 'short time'. The same is said in Revelations when it says that the devil will be allowed to rule the earth again, but only for a short time. Than in episode 7 Luke Skywalker saves the galaxy from the Empire, and ushers in a new age of peace and harmony in the Republic. The same is said in Revelations that when Jesus returns we will have 1000 years of peace on Earth. I could be reaching but it's just what I see.