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My Writing Truly Comes Alive At All The Wrong Moments

I take online school, and every now and then they have these “discussions” where they give you a subject and ask you to write about it a certain way. I always tend to have way too much fun with these. Here’s my latest one, and I honestly think it’s the most absurd one yet.

This was the assignment:
“Research building codes for ramps such as wheelchair ramps, boat ramps, or loading docks. Choose a building code for a ramp and describe the relationship between the lengths involved using geometry vocabulary such as hypotenuse, adjacent side, and opposite side. Use right triangle concepts from this Unit to find any unknown lengths and angle measures of the ramp. Be sure to identify the type of ramp. Explain if the building code of your ramp makes sense and do the same for the other building codes posted for the discussion. Discuss why there are building codes for ramps and how you think they are determined.”

With all that in mind, this is what I wrote:

Ramps for Gramps: A Mediocre Look Into What Any Of This Means

It goes without saying that I know absolutely nothing about this subject, but ignorance has never stopped me from opening my mouth, now has it. So, I’ll retire to what good ol’ Google has to say. I went ahead and interviewed him. Saint Google scratched his head at my inquiry, but he went ahead and told me what he knew; he is all-knowing, after all.

“The maximum slope of a ramp is 1:12” he sang as a choir of sassy black angels kicked into full gear. “The maximum rise for any ramp shall be 30 inches.” he belted in silky smooth falsetto, as the angelic black choir broke off into brain-melting harmonies. “The minimum clear width of a ramp shall be 36 inches” he continued as I tried to not die from this excessive amount of knowledge that was being loaded onto me via toe-tapping inducing R&B. “Also, don’t forget handrails.” he barked, and my mind imploded.

I had to be hospitalized. I received a bouquet of flowers and an apology letter from Saint G. confessing that he might’ve gotten carried away. I thought to myself as the doctors pushed me down the halls in a wheel chair; I thought about how much I still don’t know about those ever-so-elusive ramps.

(Feel free to condescend in the comments below)

I can assure you that when I write another one of these, whenever that may be, I will gladly share them with you.

Legend Of Korra Review: Book 3 Episode 10 (Long Live The Queen)

Airbending just got a whole lot more interesting.

The Plot

Korra and Asami are imprisoned on an Earth Kingdom airship and are being taken into the Earth Queen’s custody; Mako and Bolin are imprisoned by the Red Lotus and are being taken into the Earth Queen’s custody. To put it simply, things aren’t looking up for Team Avatar.

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Spoilers from here onwards…

Well, I think we all know why Nick pulled Korra off the air now. Yup. That happened. We saw a villain die a rather violent death on screen. Sure, the Earth Queen is a real ding dong, but you gotta admit, that death was just screwed up.

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Not to mention the fact that every young, innocent child who saw that is probably gonna have nightmares for the remainder of their lifespan.

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So yeah, Zaheer dethroned the Earth Queen, spreading anarchy throughout Ba Sing Se, with riots, looters, you know, the whole kazoo. Obviously, the Earth Queen’s rather disturbing death is the talk of the episode, and I really don’t know what else to say about it. The rest of the episode is really just the characters trying to escape their imprisonment only to find Ba Sing Se in crisis.

Nonetheless, the episode was very enjoyable, but not to the point where I feel the need to write pages and pages of analysis and opinions.

What did you think of the episode? Did it leave you breathless? Or did it actually, like, rip the air out of your lungs and leave you twitching on the floor? Let me know!

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Adventure Time Review: Season 6 Episode 12 (Ocarina)

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen Jake’s pups, and it’s been awhile since Jake’s pups have seen Jake. What happens when real life gets in the way of an adventurous lifestyle?

The Plot

It’s the birthday of Jake’s puppies and…Jake is nowhere to be seen. An outraged Kim Kil Whan decides that his dad might need a little tug in the right direction.

Is This A Good Place To Start?

You won’t be properly introduced to any of the characters and there is a big reference to previous Season 6 episode, Furnitere & Meat. The overall plot of the episode can be followed without prior knowledge of the series, though.

My Final Verdict (With Spoilers)

Jake is lazy, selfish, and morally hind sighted; these things never stopped him from being likable, though. Here, we see just how awful a parent Jake has been to his pups, with him showing up 3 hours late to their birthday celebrations, and only bringing a handful of crusty macaroni salad for them to eat. It’s quite understandable why this would piss them off.

Kim Kil Whan decides that Jake needs to be put through life’s harsh realities to see that his current lifestyle just ain’t cutting it. But Jake doesn’t fix himself to get his and Finn’s home back, even after Finn thinks that Kim is right and that it might be best for them to get a real job. This episode shows us that some people will never change, and it’s best to just accept them the way they are. Sure, it sucks that Jake won’t straighten up, even for his kids, but you just have to remember that he has always been able to stretch out of every situation, even if he occasionally decides not to.

I really enjoyed this episode, as it was both entertaining and thought-provoking. It was also really weird seeing a bunch of really minor side characters from past seasons suddenly walk into F & J’s treehouse.

I really feel for Jake’s pups after seeing this episode, and I hope we see more of them in the future.

So what did you think of this episode? Did you think Kim was being a real time jingle blaster? Or perhaps you felt that his actions were justified? Let me know!

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My Thoughts and Opinions on Math

mathI am a high school student, and for the most part, I don’t have too much trouble with my classes. However, there is one class that just about ruins my whole image of school. Math. I’d like to proclaim this subject as the bane of my existence. Yeah, I really don’t like it. “But why?” you might ask. Well, why don’t we discuss this like gentlemen.

Now, I don’t want to go on sounding like some arrogant, snot-nosed teen, so I’ll try to be as reasonable as I can.

Math is just one of those things that some people are naturally gifted at, or just flat out god awful at. As you can probably tell, I land in the lesser of the two. But here’s the thing; I don’t hate math just because I’m not good at it. The way I see it, the math you learn in grade school is really the only math you’ll ever need to use in your life. Now, obviously scientists and architects are going to need to know more advanced forms of math, but here’s the thing, most of us don’t go on to become scientists and architects. Why force every kid in America to master all these formulas when, most likely, we’ll never need to use them in our lives? I’ve mentioned this to some of my previous teachers before, and they would say

Math is here to strengthen your mind, and to get the gears turning in your head.

Well, if that’s the only purpose of math class, why can’t I just do crossword puzzles all hour?!

So now that I’ve given my thoughts, I want to hear from you! Do you actually like math? Am I just an idiot? Or do you actually agree with my opinion? Tell me!

Also, is there anything I should improve or add to my blog? Am I terrible writer? Or maybe you have an idea for something I could ramble about? By all means, tell me!

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My Thoughts and Opinions on Consoles vs PC

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Being a high school student who spends most of my time around other kids my age, I hear a lot of arguments (usually arrogant) amongst them. The most common I hear is the Console vs PC “Master Race”. This argument really shouldn’t exist, in my opinion, because I think someone should feel free to play on what they want to play on. However, because this argument does exist, I will give my thoughts on it.

To begin, I’ll first discuss what I like about consoles and gaming on said consoles:

When I think of a console, the first thing that pops in my head is the word accesible. Consoles can be bought at all kinds of outlets, and they are organized in a very easy to understand way. They are organized into generations, like the pattern that Apple uses to release their iDevices. I love this about consoles! It’s so easy to know what the newest consoles are! You know what to buy! As of right now, their are three major corporations with their own unique line of consoles, Microsoft with their Xbox consoles, Sony with their Playstation consoles, and Nintendo with their own uniquely named consoles and handhelds. The latest consoles from these companies deliver great graphical quality, hardware, and most importantly, great user interface. All these things bundled together with all the great games being released for these consoles packs together a neatly wrapped present of good experiences! Not to mention that, for the most part, they’re all reasonably priced! I love consoles!

Now, for PC’s:

Have you got a home computer? Than you most likely possess a PC capable of playing all sorts of games through downloads, marketplaces, and preferably, Steam. Steam is a great service for purchasing and downloading games. It offers great sales year round that are likely to empty your wallet on a few regrettable occasions. But to get to the gist of things, I have a few major problems with PC gaming. 1) It’s less reliable. Depending on your gaming rig, there’s quite a large possibility that your game could crash if your computer isn’t completely up to standards. This means that you’ll be upgrading your PC a lot, probably an upgrade every 2-3 years. And the worst part about this is that new computers don’t come cheap, especially top-of-the-line brands. 2) It’s less accessible. Casual consumers might have trouble understanding how to get the best graphics and/or experience possible out of their computer. However, there are lots of things I love about PC gaming. For example, games that are on both console and PC are usually graphically superior on PC than on their console counter-part. Also, modding! It’s extremely to fun to play with mods!

So, I gave an analysis on both consoles and PC, and of course, I tilt a bit closer to consoles. But my opinion doesn’t matter, I want to hear what you think! Do you prefer PC over consoles? Or do you agree with my opinion? Tell me! Also, is there anything I should improve on my blog? Am I a horrible writer? I want to know!

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