Thursday, May 16, 2013

My senior Project!

So I have decided, actually a little while back, but i have began my work on my senior project. It is going to be a photobook, that tells my life story to a degree, and each page will have a combination of pictures from my past that illustrate "my story" as a real life human being on planet Earth! TA DA! I am excited to see the end product and post all of the pages on here for Earth to sea.

Friday, February 22, 2013

sphinx says write take one...(slightly hacked)

So this is the version with Monty Python in the back round. The completely hacked version will come this weekend. The essays for Brady and Myself will come later too. There were lots of problems last night and then I  fell asleep so that is why it is on a little late.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


*Allegory: a tale in prose or verse in which characters, actions, or settings represent abstract ideas or moral qualities; a story that uses symbols to make a point.

*Alliteration: the repetition of similar initial sounds, usually consonants, in a group of words.

*Allusion: a reference to a person, a place, an event, or a literary work that a writer expects a reader to recognize.
                      -I was having trouble thinking of an example, so I took from my own experience. I think this is correct, but please correct me if I am wrong: I went to a play at the melodrama. The story was about Sherlock Holmes, so Victorian England. Everything matched, clothes and all. So the Allusion, was when Sherlock goes off on a particular character, explaining everything about this women, with out ever seeing her before this moment, like Sherlock normally does. Then when Watson asks, "how on earth could you of possibly known that?" Sherlock reaches into his pocket and pulls out an iphone saying, "oh, well I just googled her on my iphone." I think that is the Allusion. Because the reference was something that me, the audience was supposed to catch. It was also really funny.

*Ambiguity: Something uncertain as to interpretaion
*Anachronism: Something that shows up in the wrong place or the wrong time.
For Doctor Who Fans:

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Monday, February 11, 2013

My Senior Project+Smart Goal

Hmmm... Senior+project=something really cool?

I am still debating what it is that I am going to do for my senior project this year. I have thought of a few things to do. One being a documentary of my high school experience, something that fully expresses who I was, who I am, and what I want to be. My other idea was to write a book. Maybe an autobiography or a fictional story, that took my experiences and slightly warped them to become the experiences of a fictional character that would be based off me. The documentary would benefit me in case I needed something for my portfolio. The book idea would feature more of my smart goal. MY SMART GOAL: I wrote for my smart goal that I wanted to write a book. THE END. TA DA!! I don't really have a preference. I love to write, so I am not planning on minimizing my range. I am open to write a science fiction story, or tie this idea into my senior project, and kill two birds with one stone. I will post specifics when I have gotten a few more opinions and I have made up my mind.

The Prayer Breakfast: Dr. Benjamin Carson


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vocabulary List #1

adumbrateReport or represent in outline
apotheosisThe highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax
ascetic-Characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons
bauble-A small, showy trinket or decoration
beguile-Trick (someone) into doing something

burgeonBegin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish
complement-Add to (something) in a way that enhances or improves it; make perfect
contumacious-Stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority 
curmudgeon-A bad-tempered or surly person
didactic-Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
disingenuousNot candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does

exculpate-Show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing
faux pas- An embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation

fulminate- Express vehement protest
fustian-Pompous or pretentious speech or writing
hauteur- disdainful pride
inhibit-Prevent or prohibit someone from doing something
jeremiad-A long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes 
opportunist-A person who exploits circumstances to gain immediate advantage rather than being guided by principles or plans
unconscionable-Not right or reasonable