I didn’t have too much for homework so I decided to start To Kill a Mockingbird. It was a good read, actually probably my favorite out of the Prairie Readers books this year. Five hours total to read it. Now on to my next book…. (On Thursday)
The week of semester finals is both good and bad. Good because school is done for a while and you can pull grades up. Bad because you can bomb grades and free time is eclipsed by studying. I studied math. For my breaks I did homwork… Sad day….
I lived through English presentation, so I would say today was mostly okay.
I had something really awesome to write about, but I forgot it. It gets hard to find something to blog about some days. I don’t really think much of my life belongs on the internet. I resort to commenting on other stories, but I don’t really care. I tried writing a story on blog, and that was okay for a while, but I can’t write the story I want to because I don’t have the words.
I present tomorrow and I’m not ready. My arguments are weak, and I don’t really care about my topic anymore. I chose a difficult topic and I’ll get my bad grade for it tomorrow. Maybe I’ll go in before school. There isn’t a lot I can do at this point. Actually, there is nothing. These short amounts of time where we get fifteen minutes to decide what to do are a bad idea. I picked a bad presentation, the newspaper article was bad. If this is STEP tests this year, I’m glad they have no effect on grades. Smarter people than me might see improvements because of PBL, but as a student, I feel unprepared in all my PBL classes. They may be more fun, but that’s only because we waste time and don’t learn anything. The only classes I feel like I’ve learned in this whole semester are the non-PBL classes. From a student perspective, PBL is a failed experiment. I liked school before PBL, now it’s just a chore.
The second movie was… Different. They added many things that were not in the book and changed the things that were in the book. They also cut it off at a truly terrible time. It was good, but a bit divergent from the book for my tastes.
I found a new game. From Dust is a truly awesome game. You are able to move earth, water, and lava to reshape the game world to whatever you would like. Vegetation spreads across empty earth, lava cools into stone, and giant crustaceans swim up from the sea towards vegetation. It’s not really a new concept, but the graphics are amazing and the villagers you have to protect help remind you to plan for natural disasters. I give this game 8 of 10
I just watched “The Dark Crystal” and it made me wonder. (I’m taking it seriously and not discussing the many plot holes or ridiculous parts)
The Skeksis and the Mystics shared a body structure and technically DNA, although their personalities and bodies were different to the point that they were almost unrecognizable. The kaiju in pacific rim were the same.
Would it be possible to take two organisms with the same DNA and alter them so that their food, body structure, method of locomotion, and other physical traits were completely different? Not just selective breeding to change trait and create new variants of a species, but taking clones with identical DNA and making them different. How much control does DNA really have if the environments and what is requested of the organism change completely? It would have to be a larger creature, as many smaller creatures can only feed in certain ways. Questions…
I just watched an old Hulk movie. CGI has improved, as has America’s fashion sense. Creepy mustaches…. Seriously though, I think Hulk is a weird superhero. He gets mad, bloats, and changes color. While he is a grumpy replica of the jolly green giant, he loses control of his emotions and rational thought vanishes. He is less a superhero and more a guy trying to keep his mind and body under control.