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English 10: “A Wizard of Earthsea” Novel Study Doc Link

https://docs.google.com/document/d/135bWxUKEE_MsdALovS9kX–ED0hDC2yG3YfrdcQkbVc/edit?usp=sharing

Practice Interview Three Wisenugs

Here are three “wisenugs” I took away from my interview with a professional filmmaker… Work as hard as you can and don’t give up. Persistence is key. If you have the money, get into a good film school program. You… Continue Reading →

An Introduction to Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve is a French-Canadian film director. His most famous titles include Prisoners (2013), Sicario (2015), Arrival (2016), and most recently, Blade Runner 2049 (2017). Like me, Denis Villeneuve began his career making short films in his youth. His first feature film,… Continue Reading →

TALONS English 10: Blog Response #3

After reading the short story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and watching the film 2081 adapted from the same short story, I conclude that the the original short story is more effective in telling the narrative. Now, don’t get… Continue Reading →

TALONS English 10: Blog Response #2

I think the thesis of David Suzuki’s “Racism” is that little things can sometimes make big impressions on people, for better or for worse. Near the beginning of the story, Suzuki tells how, as a kid, one of his friends… Continue Reading →

TALONS English 10: Blog Response #1

Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk stuck with me the most. I definitely think it’s important that we promote a wide variety of stories in our society to eliminate stereotypes and that we should always try to see the bigger picture. But… Continue Reading →

“Emil” Blog Response

You are homeless. You live on the street. Then you win the lottery. How do you spend it? Why do you spend it? Do you spend it? Not Emil. In the short story Emil by Stuart McLean, the main character Morley… Continue Reading →

Independent Novel Study: Scene 1

The book opens with glorifying descriptions of war machines fighting during The Great War (this book’s steampunk/biopunk version of it). The reader is tricked into thinking the scene takes place on a battlefield but the descriptions are merely the imagination… Continue Reading →

I am exhausted.

The birds are singing. Blueish sunlight slowly seeps through the blinds. I have become statue, stiff as stone, cold as ice, upon the pedastol that is my desk and chair. The weight of my head and shoulders pull me further… Continue Reading →

Talk: The History and Future of Batteries

Thanks, Nathan, for helping me out with this. Notes In 1800, Alessandro Volta invented the first electric battery, the voltaic pile, using alternating copper and zinc discs separated by a cloth soaked in a saltwater solution. In 1812, the Zamboni… Continue Reading →

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