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Exercise 1.1
I think one of the reasons I'm interested in stories is the idea that life itself is a story, or at least, that's how humans see life. I feel like stories are everywhere - they're all around us. They surround and penetrate us, they bind the galaxy together. From the story of how the universe was created to the story of life on Earth and especially the story of human history, I see them everywhere. In Social Studies, when we're talking about the First World War, I'm thinking about how it serves both as an allegory on the futility of colonial era warfare as the start of a trilogy ending with the Cold War. 9-11 was like the opening scene of a really intense political drama, prejudice and racism are recurring themes, Napoleon was a complex antihero, even Donald Trump exists to demonstrate the flaws in democracy and the slow pace of paradigm shift regarding people's deeply entrenched worldviews and opinions. I want to create stories so that I can share with people the world the way I see it
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The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone - A Rev-Who-iew
What if we had ideas that could think for themselves? What if, one day, our dreams no longer needed us? When these things occur and are held to be true, the time will be upon us: the time of Angels.

And with that cheery thought, I welcome you to my latest review!
We begin with a single word: RIVEEEEEEER!!!!!
Seriously, this woman is amazing! I mean, the way she so mercilessly mocked the Doctor was fantastic. Brought back pleasant memories of Donna "Molto Bene" Noble :)
Anyway, we then have the wreck of the Byzantium jammed into a temple on the planet Alfava Metraxis. In a rather unrealistic fashion, though. I mean, wouldn't the ship have just blown everything to smithereens? Of course, then the episode would've taken plac
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Let's Kill Hitler - A Rev-Who-iew
So, here's five words to sum up the episode: 
O-kaaayyy... where to begin?
First of all, the Ponds make contact with the Doctor, who still hasn't found Melody. Which simply. Does not. Make sense. I mean, you could see quite plainly during the conversation with Madama Kovarian in A Good Man Goes To War that he suspected Melody was actually the girl in the spacesuit. He knows several points in time and space where that girl was thanks to the events of the two-parter premiere, and he could've looked for sightings of an unusual little girl or a strange astronaut. Actually, tracking the newly-regenerated Melody down in New York would've been a really interesting plot, I think. And now Melody is trying to assassinate the Doctor. The sheer creep factor there is already off the scales, which is of course nothing new, this being the Moffat Dynasty. Plus, it's an excuse to have more Silence, a criminally underused villain (so far) which is
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On the floor by Drake1024 On the floor :icondrake1024:Drake1024 28 7 To The Wonder by lorency To The Wonder :iconlorency:lorency 3,018 151 violinist by 25kartinok violinist :icon25kartinok:25kartinok 473 35 Aeozan by zenalshabaky Aeozan :iconzenalshabaky:zenalshabaky 79 72 We find what we want  - Contest Entry by Y-GabyT We find what we want - Contest Entry :icony-gabyt:Y-GabyT 114 6 Arriving home by Y-GabyT Arriving home :icony-gabyt:Y-GabyT 353 16 cover art by ASOKO NO SEKI by YUSUKE YAMADA by wataboku cover art by ASOKO NO SEKI by YUSUKE YAMADA :iconwataboku:wataboku 561 21 Smilla's sense of Snow by DriPoint Smilla's sense of Snow :icondripoint:DriPoint 613 311
Zen in the Art of Botany
"Consider this tree. It is new-grown, younger than you; yet in
 another sense it is far older than I. What does this illustrate?"
      ". . . I'm not sure."
      "How so, roshi?"
      ". . ."
"What is it about the tree that perseveres?"
      "It blooms every spring?"
"That would be renewal."
      "It was seeded, and in turn seeds the next generation?"
"That would be continuation."
      "It's composed of atoms, which are eternal?"
"Continuation again. Look deeper."
      ". . . Guide me, roshi."
"How does the tree respond to change?"
      "It . . . adapts?"
"Just so."
      "Then, adaptability relates to perseverance? In what way?"
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If you aren't female, you don't have to worry about having your reproductive rights taken away.
If you aren't black or Hispanic, you don't have to worry about falling victim (sometimes literally) to a double standard.
If you aren't Muslim, and don't look Muslim, you don't have to worry about guilt by association.
If you aren't gay or trans, you don't have to worry about the loss of your civil rights. Or your life.
If you don't have a preexisting medical condition, you probably won't have to worry about how you're going to pay for your prescriptions. Or doctor's visits. Or hospital stays.
If you aren't near or below the poverty line, you don't have to worry about the loss of the programs you rely upon to make ends meet.
If you aren't a public school teacher, you don't have to worry about cutbacks. And what that will mean for your students.
If you aren't a grandparent, you don't have to worry about what kind of planet you're leaving your grandchildren.
This is privilege.
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The Cello's Lament
They call me brute.
I'm permitted to chant,
   but they won't let me Sing.
They've confused non-agility for
        my belly enfolds the earth;
        my throat trills at the stars;
        my eyes embrace the cays
           of the sea.
I am an omnivore,
   yet they will only feed me leaves.
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Leia by CrystalCraftAngel Leia :iconcrystalcraftangel:CrystalCraftAngel 4 1 His Majesty by Holmes-JA His Majesty :iconholmes-ja:Holmes-JA 141 45 groot's ordinary morning by megatruh groot's ordinary morning :iconmegatruh:megatruh 828 14 can i pet your puppy? by vashperado can i pet your puppy? :iconvashperado:vashperado 2,499 110 Fairy by FantasyArt0102 Fairy :iconfantasyart0102:FantasyArt0102 71 9


So,  Art raffle + win 100 points!I'm opening an art raffle!
Get the chance to have a free commission like this (only one character this time!):
I'll also add 100 points because why not!
But here's the catch: I need you to help me share my little caramelldansen animation I made on youtube!
So here we go!

1 - leave a comment on this journal and comment with the link of the social network post where you linked my video (can be twitter, facebook, whatever you use).
2 - you'll be assigned a number. The more numbers you'll get, the more chances you have to win!
1 - if you share the video on more than one social network you'll receive an additional number for every social network you shared.
2 - if you comment on my video and thumb it up you will get an additional number (remember to write it in the comment and also tell me your youtube name so I can chec

The prize for this raffle is 100 points, and I'd like 100 points, but I also want to share AltairSky's amazing webcomic, Suzumega Medabot. It's actually really good, and I strongly recommend you read it. The characters are fantastic, the art is amazing, and you don't even have to know a thing about the Medabot franchise to understand what's going on (I went in blind and I'm still mostly following along). So please, watch the adorable video in the journal link and read the comic.

Also, just to make sure you see the video: 



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