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French Révolution: Poetry

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(Henry Singleton) Storming of the Bastille

Carpe diem!  Today, we strike!

Cheers fill the streets so violently

as a smile fills my bloodstained face.

Revolution!

Waving the flag around

rush through the air as we

storm the tower

and reclaim what is ours.

Peace! Finality! Bread!

Storm the tower,

no wound too strong,

keep fighting!

Fight!

Fight for your freedom,

friends!

Dying around me,

bodies fill the streets and blood rushes through the

gutters.

Imagine!

Freed from poverty and famine!

Storm the Bastille,

and start to rid us of that bane that is

the royalty!

Abolish

those three estates!

And let the blood that flows in the gutter

be no longer of the sans-culottes,

but of those who have wronged and

controlled us for too long!

Liberté!

Égalité!

Fraternité!

Révolution!

Sorry if I offended anyone/got anything historically wrong/etc….  To the best of my knowledge, it’s right. haha

Let me know what you think! ^.^

To lay it out plainly, I wrote this.  Don’t steal it.  <3  Give me credit if you use it…  Et cetera.

À bientôt!

~Mouse c;

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Announcement! GizmosandGears

** ANNOUNCEMENT **

Okay.  So, my brother, over there at Gizmos And Gears. WordPress. com decided one thing…

To post every single day in 2014!

He’s a relatively new blogger,

but he did NaBloPoMo,

so I’m confident in his abilities to post 365 posts in one year.  :)

I’m sure he’d love any views and/or opinions from you guys.  :)

Click Here To Travel To His Blog!

Thanks!  <3  :)

;)~Mouse

27

NaBloPoMo: Day 27

Only 3 days left~

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I am here.  You are there.  But what really separates two people on the internet?

  1. Time?  Sort of.  It doesn’t ever truly separate our timestreams.  Even if one is born after the other one ends.  For even if we never, ever, meet, we each impact the others’ lives in at least microscopic ways.  We still live on the same planet.  (At least, that’s the way it is right now.)
  2. Alright, fine.  What about actual space separating people?  Refer to the above paragraph.  Specifically, this part:  For even if we never, ever, meet, we each impact the others’ lives in at least microscopic ways.  We still live on the same planet. 
  3. Dare I ask it?  ……What if  dimensions separate us?  It depends, actually…  Different dimensions would be the most effective way to separate two different beings.  But even then, there would be the tiniest of tiniest rips and tears in the cosmic fabric of dimensions, which (especially if they took up the exact same space, as in parallel dimensions!)  could lead to some of one dimension spilling into the other, and that would make for all kinds of problems.
  4. So what you’re saying is that nothing can separate anyone from anyone…?  No, not exactly, because for as completely interlinked we all are, there is a certain separateness that makes us each a different being.

These are just my thoughts, of course…  But hey, even Einstein’s theories were once just his thoughts.  ;)

Thanks for reading! :)

;)~Mouse

 

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Cast List:  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, part 1: Society

 

katyKaty Perry, 29, as Lenina Crowne, because she has demonstrated Lenina’s modern style before in clothes, and judging by past movies, is a natural choice to play this character.

 

 

tomTom Hiddleston, 32, as Bernard Marx, The Rebel.  Tom Hiddleston has done an amazing job playing this kind of character in the past, so it was only natural to pick him to play Bernard, the character with  different ideas.

 

 

leoLeonardo DiCaprio, 39, as The Director, What excellent acting talents in his movies!  Not to be rude…  But part of the reason he is so perfect to play The Director is because for how handsome he is, his face looks as if he could easily be of the enemy.  Or the “Society”, in this context.

 

robRobert Downey Jr., 48, as Henry Foster, mostly because the persona he portrayed in the Iron Man films is what persona this character seems to have, in order to make Lenina want to be faithful to him, even when that is considered bad.

 

 

History Channel's Pre-Emmy Party - ArrivalsKevin Costner, 58, as The Controller, because he can play a very ‘traditional’ kind of person who always goes ‘by the book,’ very often not believing any new ideas or information; in other words, The Controller.

 

 

 

Thanks so much!  :D

Stay strong.

;)~Mouse

14

NaBloPoMo: Day 14

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I made my poster! Everything’s due tomorrow…  But yeah! :D Check it out!

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Brave New World – Aldous Huxley;)~Mouse

12

NaBloPoMo: Day 12

Ah, procrastionation, where would I be without thee?—  Probably done…

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Five weeks ago, I started a six week project.  I did nothing.  Now I’m here.  Still with nothing.

It’s due on Friday of this week.

Book to Movie!  (I have to do everything except film it)

Yes.  I know.

It’s impossible.

Sigh.  Here is my plan, in 7 brief steps.

1. Pick 5 scenes from the book.  (Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World)

2. Pick 5 songs that match those scenes and briefly tell why I picked each of them.

3. Pick actors/actresses to play 3 or more characters.

4.  Make a poster or a trailer.

5. Present it by youtube video.

6.Get high marks for it.

7. Be done with it all already!

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I’ll keep you posted.  If I don’t die of boredom and stress along the way.

~Mouse

7.5, Miss Representation, or THINK!

I am supposed to be doing math now…  But I had to spread the word…

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Miss Representation

missrepresentation

Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

film.missrepresentation.org

It’s an epidemic!  I hadn’t realized…  We think of all this misrepresentation of women and girls as normal!  The media sexualizes and belittles females like we don’t even matter…  It objectifies us in songs and movies and commercials and music videos and magazines and a whole slew of other things without us even realizing it.  It can (and often does) brainwash girls into thinking they must be complete sexualized barbie dolls in order to have any worth.  It heavily damages body image of both genders.  This leads to problems in a person’s life.  Eating disorders, lack of self confidence, depression, cutting, all sorts of self-harm, can all be caused by the cancer of the media’s unhealthsexvertisingy portrayal of what defines one’s worth.  Honestly, one would think we lived in a nation of hormone-wracked teenage boys!  For just one example, go to the victoria’s secret website.  Topless girls!  (Objectification to the MAXIMUM)  And for what reason, now?  To sell things.  Because hey, sex sells.  miley(People like Miley Cyrus are definitely not helping to stop sexualization and objectification…)  Speaking of Victoria’s Secret, the company recently launched a line of lingerie in smaller sizes emblazoned with one-lines objectifying phrases.  I am not kidding.  And guess what?  They sold.  Because, again, sex sells.  “Sex sells…but should children as young as five copy provocative dances and lyrics?”

It really is horrifying to think about this kind of thing…  But you have to acknowledge the pteenager post 1roblem first in order to solve it. This “Teenager Post”  further illustrates my point.  The media has brainwashed so many of the young girls in America to believe that they want to be that lingerie model at Victoria’s Secret.  Hold up, now.  I’m not bashing sexuality, sexuality is totally and completely natural.  Humans are sexual beings from birth to death.  But to obsess about and degrade sexuality is the despicable thing here.  What to do, what to do…          Tpageant+girlhat’s what’s on the minds of parents who are thinking about this.  There are beauty pageants for toddlers!  Think.  Shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, they are sexualizing America’s youth!  Picture a girl. She has eyeliner, hair extensions, fake eyelashes, and revealing outfits…  And said girl is only three.  This just isn’t right…  It makes my head spin.  What decent parent would consent to this?  As the girls get older and more womanly, it only gets worse…  Have you seen the advertisements on http://www.couchtuner.com?  If you look closer, those girls don’t look a day past 15meme.  It’s terrible!  This is the messed up, degradingly hyper-sexual, sadistic, world we’re living in, and I haven’t even started talking about the problem of the lack of female politicians in the USA, or the violence propagated towards young people in video games, music, and the media.  Take Grand Theft Auto 5, Call Of Duty, Black Ops, Mortal Kombat, and really look at them for how truly graphic and gory they all are…bloody  It’s a short walk to promoting rape…Pictures of which I won’t include, but you can look up “promoting rape and violence” on google or something similar to get an idea, if you want.  So this is our screwed up society from yet another viewpoint.  Thanks so much for reading this.  Spread it around!  Re-post, but please give me credit.  Thanks again.

Stay strong!

;)~Mouse