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Favourite movies of 2011

1. The Muppets
2. Source Code
3. Bridesmaids
4. Super 8
5. Drive
6. Attack the Block
7. Captain America: The First Avenger
8. 50/50
9. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Writer's Block: Are you experienced?

Which is your favorite Jimi Hendrix song, and why?

"All Along the Watchtower"

(I know it is originally Dylan)

I absolutely adore the poetic lyrics and the bass and guitar in it is amazing. I love the guitar solo. Such a fabulous song.

Writer's Block: Book review

What (if any) books would you ban from a high school library? Are there certain subjects that you feel are inappropriate for teenagers regardless of literary merit?

I don't really believe in censorship because people, even students will be able to read what they want if they decide they want to whether or not it is available in a school. I don't think having certain books available condones or encourages certain beliefs or behaviors, as long as no books are being censored, which actually does encourage particular ideals. I guess certain books like the anarchists cookbook may not have much literary merit and could be problematic if they got into the wrong hands, but the problem is censoring one book leads to censoring other books. Some of my favorite books were banned because they promoted behaviors and thoughts outside mainstream society (the Catcher in the Rye, Slaughterhouse-five, 1984, Of Mice and Men, Fahrenheit 451, etc.), which I find extremely upsetting since many of them promote critical thinking and prompt people to change their perspectives on the world. Banning books seems futile since high school kids get bombarded seemingly negative messages and ideals through the mass media, but who are we to judge what messages are of value and what are not? Censorship quells open mindedness and limits people's abilities to make informed decisions. If parents want to watch what messages their children receive, they should just talk to them about what they have read or saw and discuss what it means to them, rather than trying to control systems like the school and the media. Often times prohibiting something makes it more alluring.

One a less serious note, if I had a child or if I was a teacher, I would let my kids read Twilight but tell them how the messages in it are impractical and outdated and that women should not give up their life for men. We no longer live in the patriarchal society Twilight is based upon and it is important for females to take control of their lives rather than simply be dependent on men. I would also encourage them to read books that are actually written well.

Writer's Block: As the Cookie Crumbles

If you ran the fortune cookie factory, what message would you make sure gets put in a cookie?
Since I never really get fortunes (except for one that read ,"next friday a stranger will give you a compliment") I would go the non-fortune route and put "the truth is out there" on cookies.

Writer's Block: Dream Vacations

What vacations would you most like to take in the next five years?
I can't wait to go on the X-philes fan thingy next year in VANCOUVER. I will go. I don't care what I have to do, I will make it there. I am also DETERMINED to go to England. I have lots of new friends I can stay with there so that will make it much more feasible. I want to go to Disneyland but probably won't. I am going to probably take a working vacation to Disney World. I am dying to go Australia but it is too expensive. I also want to go to another X-files thing in 2011 in Mexico City but most likely can't.

Writer's Block: The X-Files Birthday

Today in 1993, The X-Files first premiered. What's your favorite episode? Have you ever experienced paranormal activity yourself?

The X-Files is my favorite show, ever.

Its hard to pick my favorite episode but right now it is 'Small Potatoes'.  I haven't experienced X-Files esque paranormal activity but have had a few bizarre things happen to me. As Agent Scully would say, there is probably a logical explanation for them though.

So this is the new year?

Its depressing doing nothing of value all day. I feel useless. I'm taking an online class but that's it. Oh well. 2 more weeks before I move out of state for the first time ever! I am nervous but really excited.

I will miss school actually. Well mostly the friends I made. I am proud of myself for having a good first semester. I worked 20 hours a week and got a 4.0.

I feel like going ice skating or skiing. I tried to go skiing over the weekend but it was -15 with the windchill on the mountain and i prefer not to be frostbitten.

OMG Iowa caucuses tomorrow.

Aug. 23rd, 2007

I hope i meet people here who aren't loud and only concerned about partying...please!