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gahh school is taking up so much time this year. I’m so heart-broken that I haven’t been able to blog about everything this year compared to last year. Its more hectic than ever so I haven’t had time to write anything on here but a project in my class triggered a thought in my head. So the project is to create a utopia from a Transcendentalist viewpoint, but honestly if you think about all the utopias that were created…none of them really succeeded.
We haven’t posted anything in a LONG time! Life got busier and time was running on the low side, but I found this interesting link that opened up my eyes to many different, and well more mature, topics in The Hunger Games. The article really gave me a different viewpoint on the fundamentals that the book is based on.
Hey guys, I know I haven’t done my song of the week in a while , so this week’s song is Broken Record by Jayme Dee. If you remember a while back I introduced her song Rules (which was featured in the Hunger Games soundtrack) and in that posted I mentioned that she was coming out with an E.P. Well today is that day, so if you are a fan please go onto iTunes and check it out. Well that’s it for today, I promise I will try and post more videos and other media, but for now I leave you with one of Jayme’s newest songs, Broken Record.
So if you’re up to date with the latest Catching Fire News you’ve probably already seen this absolutely breathtaking trailer, but for those who haven’t well here it is! Well here’s the link~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkvUNfySGQU
I hope you’re just as excited for the movie as I am! 🙂
***SPOILER: IF YOU HAVE NOT READ MOCKINGJAY, the third book in The Hunger Games Series, OR YOU ARE GOING TO READ IT; PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER. THIS BLOG POST DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS THAT WILL FOR SURE RUIN YOUR AMAZING READING EXPERIENCE*** Continue reading
…”I heard the sound of a violin. A violin in a dark barrack where the dead were piled on top of the living? Who was this madman who played the violin here, at the edge of his own grave? Or was it hallucination?
It had to be Juliek.
He was playing a fragment of a Beethoven concerto. Never before had I heard such a beautiful sound. In such silence.” Continue reading
“For God’s sake, where is God?
Where He is? This is where – hanging here from the gallows…”
-Elie Wiesel, Night
There were many scenes in Night that stuck with me, but while flipping through the book this quote come back to me over and over again. I believe the reason this scene had such an impact on me was because, as a reader, I watched through the young eyes of Elie Wiesel as he sees his own innocence and God, symbolized through the little pipel, wither away before his own eyes. And as I thought back to the beginning of the book, where we met Elie( a young boy who sought to learn more about his God and become closer to Him), and reread this quote I could only imagine the feeling of loss, emptiness, loneliness, and hopelessness swirling within me. This struck me so much to just image a boy so strong in his faith lose it so quickly in this short moment, where I would have thought that a moment like this would have strengthened it.
Today I am going to show you how to do District Four inspired nail design.
1. First off cut and file nails to your liking, for myself I filed my nails to an almond shape which is (in my mind) a more Capitol like look. Next apply base coat and wait for it to dry. After the base coat is set apply 1 to 2 coats of the base color. For the base color I used Dare to Wear’s Pillow Talk.
2. Second, after the base color is nice and dry take a clean make up sponge, dip it into white nail polish color and gentle blot the color onto the tips of your nails. Make sure you mix up the angle or side you blot the white color on to make the design more interesting.
“I glanced over at my father. How changes he looked! His eyes were veiled. I wanted to tell him something, but I didn’t know what”…..”I too had become a different person. The student of Talmud, the child I was, had been consumed by the flames. All that was left was a shape that resembled me. My soul had been invaded- and devoured- by a black flame.”
-Elie Wiesel, Night
I just finished reading the book Night by Elie Wiesel. This book is written just after WWII by a survivor of the Holocaust. It is a deeply emotional story and filled with pain and suffering. I would highly recommend it to everyone. Although we now live in the 21st Century, it would be just as wrong to forget about the Holocaust than to have been one of the minds behind it. Through this book, Wiesel is constantly arguing against people being robbed of their innocence. He tells the story of how his childhood and happiness were stolen from him to warn others. The passage above really stood out to me when I read it because it was so deep and sad and helpless. It broke my heart to read this book and read about that endless sufferings of innocent people. This quote took place when Wiesel and his father had just been put into a camp and he was just realizing what this meant for his life. The wrongs that are done to us could never compare to what was done to the Jews in WWII, but this story stand and many others like it stand as the best examples of situations in life where we can not be in control and that we are involuntarily placed in situations that can consume us and scar us in ways that we may never be able to repair.
In the Hunger Games Katniss says, “we fight, we dare, we end our hunger for justice” to try to sway the districts to follow her lead and rally the people of Panem to revolt in the third book of the trilogy, Mockingjay. This idea is similar to the themes in the movie, Seven Samurai. The villagers are hopeless and tired of always being beaten by bandits just like the citizens that lived in the districts of Panem were tired of being controlled by the Capitol. “We fight” and “we dare” show that even if there is only a small glimpse of hope, you need to persevere and take a chance and hope that it will pay off in the end. The people in the village in Japan and the citizens of Panem all yearn for freedom from the people that are controlling their lives. The oppressed people, in Japan or Panem, are tired of always starving and yearn for freedom and independence. They want to pay back their oppressors for all the wrong that was done to them.