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Good Art

This semester is one that is extremely different for me. Coming back to college for semester 2 has granted me the opportunities to make goals for myself instead of being thrown in an enviorment of,”WTF is this place?” like first semester. But because of this some of my goals are very simple, one for example is just get good grades in school and to take it one day at a time. I am extremely lost because I have no idea what I want to do with my life. The commencement video that we watched for homework was inspiring to me and actually came into my life at the perfect time. It reminded me that it is okay to fail and that you just take it on day at a time. Failure is a very scary thing that I am working on accepting just like Neil Gaiman explained in his video. He reminds me of a very free spirit in regarding working for money. That is something I always said was that I don’t care about the money I just want to succeed and be happy. But his point is that in order to get there you need to fail; which is what I am working on. To me he is an artist. Like he said in his video we are all artists working on music, writing, etc. but we must make, “good art.” I like looking at life this way because anything is art and everything will all come out as art and work out the way its supposed. So, so far this video stood out to me the best and spoke and related to me in ways that work with my life right now and were in a way the exact words I needed to here. 

Thesis

With the new found legalization of marijuana in some states and many more states on the rise with this law comes many factors of how our world will be affected by the legalization of it; marijuana will affect the way students learn and people work.

Should Marijuana be Legal?

In this op-ed it discusses both sides of legalizing marijuana, bringing it politics and religion. They combined. So many factors that really enhanced this article and made it an op-ed. It was interesting because they brought in perspectives I had not heard about. This provided me to gain new thoughts on the subject and to see what I really thought about it. They mentioned that the harms of criminalizing it are in fact not reasonable for the plant. It makes sense the way they talked about it when they brought in the social aspect of it. Because of its affects medically as well as recreationally it makes it hard to see what the real answer to this question is. 

Draft for Film

My favorite movie is remember the titans. I love this movie and have watched it many times. Every time I watch it I enjoy more and more and am able to pick up on things that I may have no have even seen before. This allows me to see the movie more in depth and analyze and see it in a way that the film and producers may have wanted it to be seen.

The reason I enjoy it so much is the way it combines so many different aspects and problems in society. It combines the problem of racism with sports (which is a group activity; especially football) and shows how over time their ideas and thoughts about each other change. Throughout the story line it is very easy to see the plot and see the change in characters attitudes towards one another which may be why I like it.

One of my favorite parts about the movie is the actual characters. I think the characters bring different thoughts to the table which allows for so many perspectives to be seen. It is amazing how many of them are different but they all get to the same conclusion about the overall topic and theme of racism throughout the story. This really brings it full circle and expands on the ideas brought about in the film.

My favorite movie is remember the titans. I love this movie and have watched it many times. Every time I watch it I enjoy more and more and am able to pick up on things that I may have no have even seen before. This allows me to see the movie more in depth and analyze and see it in a way that the film and producers may have wanted it to be seen.

                Remember the Titans incorporates immense and hard to understand themes and topics. However, by using an array characters and personalities we can see the different perspectives and ideas that come with these main themes. This makes up part of the reason I enjoy the movie so immensely, because shows how many different sides there are to every story.

The reason I enjoy it so much is the way it combines so many different aspects and problems in society. It combines the problem of racism with sports (which is a group activity; especially football) and shows how over time their ideas and thoughts about each other change. Throughout the story line it is very easy to see the plot and see the change in characters attitudes towards one another which may be why I like it.

The problem of racism is a hard one to understand. and involves an extremely open-mind to every spectate in the situation. Remember the Titans not only does this with their characters but shows the personal aspects that are involved within the problems. Not only does it do this with its characters but it does it by combining sports which is a very relatable and universal sport that brings many together. It combines sports and a hard theme to make it relatable and comprehensible to viewers.

Short filmsssss

I actually loved watching the short film in class. It is amazing that there is stuff that nobody can see the first time around watching a movie. It makes me really wonder how much I have actually missed in movies. I feel like I need to go back and watch and see if I can find anything. What is actually interesting though. is I have done film analysis but just not in school; in a way I did it on my own. I watch hill house on Netflix with my friends in one weekend. It was very interesting and we caught a lot of creepy background details. I then watched it alone and found more, and then again watched it with my family and found even more. It really shows that in order to see every aspect of a movie or a tv show that someone may need to watch it more than once. So, on that note, I am going to go watch a movie I have seen a 100 times and do my own personal film analysis.

Story Telling!!

In class we did an activity where you tell your partner about a first for you, they ask five questions, and then fill the story in for you and send it to you via email. For my story I did the first time I smoked weed. My partner laughed so hard and honestly it made my day better. This activity was one I actually enjoyed in class and was fun and funny. I enjoyed learning about my partner too and how he built a computer. This allowed us to learn a little more about each other and have a little fun in class. It was amusing to see the stories people made up but also proved how people can go off on tangents about what story they are telling. This can help us in our personal narrative and keep us on task in our writing. Also, the bad story telling example reminded me of my mom and how she does this. She is the worst story teller ever and does exactly what the guy from ant man does in the movie example. While we were talking about it all I could think about was my mom and how bad she is at telling them. This class so far was very fun and made my day so much better!!