Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For the Rest of the Year II

how/when will you be finished with this, what will the end product look like, and what will you be presenting during dead/finals weeks?

  • first, I'm not going to see an end product with this game creation because it's going to consume a lot of time, I suppose.
    • we're still in the developmental range
  • planning is still in the process
  • Presenting? I think I'll present a video of all the sketches I've done (I think I might need permission to do this) 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What I've Done...

  • What you've done so far;
  • What you still need to accomplish in the two weeks we have left;
  • How your work will benefit you and others. 
I've been drawing/sketching out some characters for Ian May's on going project. I recently became a new member. Hopefully I'll be able to help them out, only if it's a little bit.

I still need to develop the characters and make them perfect. Each and every character has different qualities and I need to embrace their personalities in the facial expressions/ etc.

My work will benefit Ian's group because I'm doing character development. The characters in this 'game' are imperative for the story. There's no story without some sort of a formal character. These five characters are the guides for this game.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Progress #3

Progress: Mastered 90+ literary terms in the last couple days.

It's time for the real game next week.
Gotta prepare.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Today I learned...

Today I learned I'm pretty capable of getting a good essay grade after Dr. Preston handed back my essay. To my surprise, I did better than I thought it did. Only if I can write great qualities essays on the AP exam. Hope for the best. Perhaps it will balance out the meticulous MC questions that we all dread.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Plans: Two

I've decided to review some of the multiple choice section since those give me the most trouble. I'm not too particularily worried about the essay portion of the test.
The quote used for the journal topic is inspirational but it's hard to stick to. A person with low motivation surely wouldn't take the author's words into account. I certainly wouldn't. And I guess that is where I have to change my thinking before taking the AP test.

Geezuz, that timer on Preston's page surely did creep up on us.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

3 Essay Questions for Macbeth

Cheesy essay questions, I know.

1. Explain the reasons for Macbeth's rise and fall of his 'king' career. How did this affect the story? (Use at least two literary techiniques to demonstrate your point).

2.  Write an essay in which you will explain the theme of "Macbeth" by Shakespeare. Make references to the play and also use at least three literary techniques.

3. Why is Macbeth considered to be both the protagonist and as well as the antagonist of the play? Support your claims with quotes/events.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Crunch Time-- it's time to go

I don't have much of a plan, honestly.
I'll probably, PROBABLY study.
For the obvious reason, of course. I don't want the $79 bucks to go to a waste.
I'm pretty sure those companies make a lot of money anyway.

Back to the topic::
I'll review some vocabulary words and analyze some poetry later on the day.

Doesn't sound like a much of a plan.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Macbeth's Tomorrow

sorry for the delay--technical difficulties

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Macbeth Notes::Lecture from TODAY

 I wasn't really there for the lecture, maybe only the last five minutes.

The part that I was present for was the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. At the beginning, the two were fair lovers but evil stirred up bewteen them and they both because savages. Oh, it sounds like William Goldings' Lord of the Flies when the stranded boys become savages after they commit evil deeds--hmm-  interesting.
Anyway, Lady Macbeth is fairly evil to her cowardly husband when she tells him to kill him.

That is the most I got out of the lecture.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Today's Macbeth Test

The answers are in bold and underline

1. Macbeth won the respect of King Duncan by

A. slaying the traitor Macdonwald.

B. serving as a gracious host for his king.

C. not pleading for advancement.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Macbeth Notes

Lady Macbeth - Macbeth’s wife, a deeply ambitious woman who lusts for power and position. Early in the play she seems to be the stronger and more ruthless

Monday, April 2, 2012

Macbeth Notes

Excuse my illegible handwriting. No one reads this /crap/ anyway.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Top Three Remixes

Some of them were ties--none of these are in particular order. Dania's was hilarious, Kelli's was neat and organized, Trevor's was creative.

Dania Hatamleh's To Kill a Mockingbird :

Kelli Carrillo's  Bless Me, Ultima :

Update: It's now 10:38 PM and I've went through 17 blogs now. I'm still searching!

Trevor Hudgins' The Scarlet Letter

Update: I've looked through over thirty blogs total. Many were equally good.

I advise you to check these out!

Honorable Mention: Chelsey Soriano's Great Gatsby:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

ICE MAN Lit. Analysis Video Project

It's over a minute but still take the time to watch this short video I "drew".
It might be boring at first but I did add a dinky animation towards the end. Ha.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012 :: Answered Questions


·         Globally, everyone has similar ideas on a particular subject
o   Education (that 100 people seminar example)
§  Internet brings everyone together
§  Media can bring people together (viral news, etc)
·         Learning starts with a questions
o   Beginning of discovery
§  Build off and use different resources

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Thousand Splendid Suns

“A Thousand Splendid Suns recounts the experiences and emotions of two Afghani women, Mariam and Laila, whose lives become entangled with the history of recent wars in their country. Mostly bleak and heartrending, their story does offer the promise of hope and happiness in a land ravaged by warfare, gender conflicts, and poverty.