Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Work hard but play harder

Have fun. Riding on my sled in my free time. Hard to do with no snow. An expensive game. Ride it hard or don't ride it at all. Work whenever I can to pay for my toys. Work hard but play harder.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Writing reflection for semester

Kaleb
Writing reflection

Dear reader,
This year as a writer has been alright I guess. I don't really like writing so it's harder for me. I'm going to have to more of it in the future so I better get used to it. I have struggled in the area of making my writing have voice, and definitely i need to work on placement and where to put paragraphs and commas, just the mechanics. I don't really know what I have succeeded in. Maybe getting everything in on time. The first piece I want to talk about is called hero. It's about a guy that is a detective and he is watching these two guys in a club and he hears something they say that can put them in jail for the rest of their lives. Then he catches them doing what they said they were going to do in the act and they end up going away for a long time and the detective was named a hero. I choose this piece because it was really the only piece that I had it edited by a teacher. The process that I used to creat this piece is I had the idea, or like a rough draft of it, called writers craft then I worked on it more and changed some things and made it longer. Then I had it edited. A strength it has it that it was edited and it doesn't have as much grammar mistakes. A weakness it has is that it could have been a little longer and more voice. The next piece I want to talk about is called McMurphy characterization. This talks about why he acts the way he does when he has a lot to loose. It talks about why I think the nurse hasn't done anything to him to really hurt him and let's him have his way. I picked this piece because I really liked the book and the movie and this piece had something to do with it. The process I used to creat this piece, well I read the book to the part that we had too and then I wrote about why I thought McMurphy acted the way he did even though he has a lot to loose. A strength it has is that it had evidence from the book to support my idea. A weakness is that I didn't have it edited. My last piece I want to talk about is called carious incident. Is about how Chris saw things because of his disability. It compares how us people with no disabilities see things,  of pared to people like Chris see things. I picked this piece because it was one I could find. To creat this piece I read the book and I had the idea of what I needed to do because my teacher asked us to write about how Chris sees things. So I compared the way Chris sees things to the way we see things. A strong point it has is that It has evidence from the book to support my ideas. A weakness it has it that again it wasn't edited. A writing goal I had in the beginning of the year was to have more voice in my writing which I do but I still need to keep working on it. Another one is that I said I needed to work on grammar, which I have but I still need to keep working on it.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Curious incident

Curious incident

"You see but you do not observe" If Chris saw three red cars in a row in the morning that means its a good day, " In the buses on the way to school the next morning we passed 4 red cars in a row, which meant it was a good day".(24)   Now if we wake up on the "right side of the bed" and everything goes right in the morning, then we believe that it's going to be a good day.
We just see other people going about through the day like walking, talking on the phone and hanging out with other friends. People like Chris or Rainman see that these five people have blonde hair or the last 10 people in line have blue and red sneakers on or that I just used 5 and 10 for numbers instead of 6 and 8. They notice the details, " The policewomen had a little hole in her tights on her left ankle and a red scratch in the middle of the hole".(6) While we just see black and white things. If you think about it autistic people are twice as smart as people with no disabilities. They are so smart in some areas like math, reading or writing that they might have really bad social skills. That is why you might think they are stupid and don't know anything. Like when Rainman counted the cards but he didn't know how to kiss that's an example of how he was excellent with math but he had bad social skills.  This shows exactly how they observe, they don't just see.
Now us, the people that don't have the disabilities usually get up in the morning and go to work and do the job they do, then they come home and finish their day. They don't takes things slow and recognize the details like Rainman or Chris would do. If we get mad at somebody because they we're mean, the next day the anger we had toward them is usually gone and we are friends again. If we were Chris then we would think that they would be mean to us the rest of our life and they could hurt us. That's just their way of thinking. We just see what obvious, we don't always see the little details. Im going to be honest and say that when we see people that have these disabilities, we might laugh at them and maybe even make fun of them which is hard to say but it's the truth I have seen it happen. Some of us might see them and say wow they have problems and think that they are better then them but some people might walk over to them and help them if it's obvious they need it. It's to bad that the people like Chris or Rainman don't get more help throughout their life but I guess that's just the way it is. You see we just see we usually don't observe.

Well now you can see that the people that have these disabilities are people too, they are just a little different. They just see 3 red or 3 yellow cars or they can look at how many toothpicks just fell on the floor and know exactly how many just fell without counting them. Instead of just seeing a whole bunch of cars or just seeing a whole bunch of toothpicks on the floor and have to count them to find out how many just fell. If you think about it they are geniuses.

McMurphy characterization

Kaleb

McMurphy characterization

I think he acts out this way because he can't take her crap anymore and he is sick of her rules and he looses control. I think that he knows what he has to lose but he doesn't care or he is going to try and over rule her and make her feel powerless. I think that he thinks that he is gaining power over her by getting everyone on his side. Which he kinda is but, the nurse can still have the electric shock done to him. But I don't think she will because I think she likes the challenge he gives her.  I think that he punched out that window because he couldn't control himself anymore, which maybe the nurse wanted to push him as far as he could go to see his breaking point and what it took to get him there. So I don't think she is going to do anything that bad to punish him. But I think if he keeps losing control then she will fix that problem. I think that is McMurphys problem and why he is in there, like he just loses it sometimes and it's worse then it should be.
Prompt end
I think that McMurphy will continue to challenge her to show her that he is boss and he is going to win that place over. I think that everyone will end up on his side and she will have nobody listening to her.

Hero

Kaleb
Hero


There I was, standing in the VIP section of the XS nightclub in LA. I never thought I would be standing in a place like this but I am a private investigator and I have been hired to follow these two men. Their names are Carlos and Jose, I am following them because they are wanted in a murder case. They looked kinda up beat, rough looking maybe so I was wondering why they would be in a club like this. So I started to listen to their conversation and one of them said something like, "I wish he were dead," and pointed to the guy across the room.
Then the other one said, "well, if you want him to be dead, I think I can help you with that".
At that point I knew they were going to do something so I kinda hung out around them watching them. They kept watching this one guy, so after an hour or so the guy left and so did those two guys. I figured what else am I going to do so I ended up following them.
They went to one of there houses and came back out 10 minutes later and took off. I followed them some more but I kept my distance because I knew they weren't fooling around. They stopped at this house and I watched them
walk in, so I went around the back and I always keep a gun in my car for my own safety. I heard screaming and things breaking, just a lot of ruckus. I opened the back door really slow and walked in really quiet. I watched these two men beat this guy from the club: they were smashing his head off of things, they were taking turns punching him in the stomach and kicking him in the sides. They stopped and started asking him how it feels and when they turned their back I walked in and help up my gun pointed at their heads. They turned around, still unknown of me being there, and the gun was pointed at their faces. It was an inch from their foreheads. It was funny when they had a face of serious and confident to oh this isn't good, like when their eyes get really big.
I said, "you can try and move but bullets go faster". I told them to get down and face the ground, so they did and I then hit them both over the head with the gun. Then I called the cops and told them what had just happened. They got there and arrested the two guys and they guy that was getting beat up looked at me and said, "thank you from saving my life". Then the cops got my statement.
A week later I was watching the news and a picture of myself came up and the lady on there told my story on what had happened,at the end she said he is a real hero.
 

Making it go the distance

  • What is your plan of action for next week? What one thing will you focus on in your writing next week? Why have you chosen what you did? How does it relate to what you’ve done this week?
  • My plan for action next week is to make my writing as long as the teachers want it to be. To make it longer and have more evidence for my statements. I have chosen this because my writing never really has a lot of supporting evidence and it never goes as long as it should. It relates to what I've done this week because I had to write something for western and it only came to be half of what it should've been.