September 25, 2011

Censorship, Your Excuses to Exist Never Cease.

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:27 pm by pinkdomo

 

Over the past years, in ways, censorship has decreased.

A current PG -13 rated appropriate video may just have been rated R in the 1990’s. Why?

Because parents back then were too controlling, and thought a kid falling off his bike was inappropriate for children.  Because society nowadays has learned to give children some freedom.

In other cases though, censorship has increased. A movie with should not be rated “R”, because a kid scared of violence was stupid not using his brain, and decided to watch it with his parents and screamed his head off the entire time.

Let’s say (as an example) there’s a movie called: Blood, Violence, and Gore, sitting on the shelf in a movie rental store. Then, someone that absolutely destested anything violent, walks in, and sees that movie sitting on a shelf. Do you really think they would pick it up and say, “Hey, this seems like a GREAT movie to watch,”?

Teenagers, if not younger children, are at very least capable enough to know what movies they can handle watching.

 

I can't listen anymore. How dare that witch try to poison Snow White?

Anywhoo, continuing on with a different subject… censorship of books.

In modern society, censorship of books have taken a turn to the extreme. The state/government has seem to taken a liking of blocking books that portray life experiences.

A story portraying the Civil War? Absolutely not! I much rather have my kids learn about the full story, with the detailed blood and gore in their Social Studies class. This book? BANNED.

I admire you, Nekochan, for keeping an illegal library next to your locker, consisting of books that were banned for trivial reasons. Keep up the good work.

September 17, 2011

Facebook + One’s Search For Identity = ?

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:43 pm by pinkdomo

To the reader (which may just be no one): You have a facebook, right? Don’t answer that. Of course you do. We ALL do.

How many friends do you have? 10000? 1000? . . .300?

. . .What’s that? You only have 64? Sorry there, don’t mean to be rude but..

HAHAHAHAHAHA, what are you, a LONER?

Want to be my friend?

 See kids? This is how facebook ruins your life. Well, facebook doesn’t really ruin your life- Just the way others think of you, which later impacts the way you think of yourself. Some kids look on their other frie-

Hold up there. Let me first define the definition of “friends” on facebook.

friend (n.) – a person that you may or may not have ever met in your life.

Do not even try to argue with that. “But, but, I DO know that person. That person is my friend’s brother’s friend’s cousin’s friend’s twice removed brother!” . . .No. Just don’t even. Don’t even try.

As I was saying, other kids may look at their other “friends” , and notice how many “friends” they have. When other people have more friends than them, they have a emotional breakdown. Why? Honestly, I have no idea.

Or, for you jealous girls- You see your friends hanging out with other friends, and get jealous when you arent tagged in the same picture as them, or if you aren’t mentioned in a post. Don’t let your self- esteem get lowered over something so controversial. There’s one easy solution to all of this: Take more pictures with your friends next time you hang out. There, problem solved.

Facebook shouldn’t , and I don’t see how it does, affect someone’s self esteem. Maybe it’s just me who rejects the 23050239 friend requests of people I has never even heard of. I don’t mind not having above 150 friends. I certainly don’t want a 70 year old guy creeping on pictures of me and my friends. You shouldn’t let anything affect who you are. If you, yourself aren’t sure of who you are as of now, then during your search for it, don’t let anything impact it- especially not something as small as facebook.

I'm here to ruin your self -esteem and take away your sleep.

September 11, 2011

College Bound Reading Book~

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:23 pm by pinkdomo

In highschool, there’s always this time somewhere in those 4 years, that you have to choose a book for “College Bound Reading”. . .fun, right?

Anyways, so, for MY book, I chose The Stranger by Albert Camus.

Why?

. . .

Well, in all honesty, I was torn between three books- The Life of Pi, Pere Goriot, and of course, The Stranger.

So what made me choose the Stranger over the other 2? I first limited it down to The Life of Pi and The Stranger by looking at the descriptions given, and thought that they had a more interesting plot. I mean really, a guy on a boat with animals you find in a zoo, a man who commits a crime thoughtlessly, or a dad getting bankrupt by his daughters…?

C’mon guys, dads get bankrupt by their daughters every other day, if I wanted to read a book about that, I’d ask my friends to go shopping with me.

"What do you mean a lot of money? It's only 20$ a bag!"

-Justkidding. 😉

However, when it all came down. . .I couldn’t decide. :/

So in the end, I turned to my friend sitting beside me and asked her, “Should I read The Life of Pi, or The Stranger?” Coincidentally, she was reading The Stranger.

The rest is really self- explanatory. (;

September 4, 2011

A Memorable Time in One’s Life- Highschool

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:12 pm by pinkdomo

There’s always that saying that one’s highschool years are the most memorable years of one’s life. Yes, memorable. Anyone can relate to that, but of course not everyone will relate to it in the same way. In the novel, Speak, highschool is portrayed in an exaggerated form of reality at it’s cruelest. If someone was to walk through the halls of Northview, they would find students walking alone, in pairs, in triplets, in groups, and even in giant herds that clog up the halls. However, unlike Speak, these groups are far from ‘Idiot Savants’ or ‘Future Fascists of Amerca’. Most of us are just friends :/

One thing that Laurie Halse Anderson portrayed somewhat reasonably in Speak, were the “First Ten Lies They Tell You In High School”. Some, that are (in my opinion), realistic in the novel are listed below.

1. We are here to help you.

Now, I’m not saying that all teachers are evil, but there are many personal experiences that I have had that relate to that lie creative truth.

2. You will have enough time to get to your class before the bell rings.

I would, if our hallways were widened. Getting to class on time is rather hard when you can’t get through to a hallway because a massive swarm of people are talking and standing. Yes, just standing in front of the hallway. Do they expect us to crawl under them to get through?

3. The dress code will be enforced.

Perhaps it was, sometime in the past. As of this year though, I’ve seen girls wear clothing that shouldn’t be considered ‘shorts’.

5. Our football team will win the championship this year.

I don’t think I’d still be here to see that day happen. I have faith in our football team.

6. We expect more of you here.

This truly depends on where you stand. Are you in on- level classes? Are you in honors classes? Or are you in those classes that seek to take away all your sleep time- or the so called “AP” classes? The higher the class you are, the more teachers expect of you.

9. Your locker combination is private.

Ohhh, is that why I’ve seen 4 students go to the same locker when they forget their textbook?

10. These will be the years you will look back on fondly.

For the majority of students, this will be true. But of course, there are always those people who messed up somewhere from 9th to 12th grade, leaving highschool to be . . .a nightmare.

Overall, Laurie Halse Anderson takes real life, and stretches the description to achieve a reality TV show- in a book.