Sorry James Cameron, but Titanic > Avatar
There’s no competition at all. Granted, neither were very original stories. (Titanic was more original, imo). But any movie that has the power to evoke emotion from me no matter how many times I watch it is a fantastic film. Any time Titanic is shown on television, I can’t help but watch it. (And let it just be known that I’m usually not one for rewatching movies). Avatar was extremely predictable and was not very interesting at all. I found myself in the movie theater waiting for it to be over because of how bored I was with it.
Now, I will give credit to the graphics. Those were awesome. But I just feel like it doesn’t have that classic feel that Titanic has. And I’m probably biased since I loved Titanic, but that’s just how I feel.
This was just what I’ve been thinking about since I heard rumors that Titanic is going to be released back into theaters during 2012 to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the ship. (NOT just for more money). It’s supposed to be in 3D (dunno how I feel about that). I know they did this for Avatar, which I found rather silly, but I like the idea of this for Titanic. It just seems like it has more of a purpose than re-releasing Avatar.
That’s just the rumor I heard though. And you know, to each his own.
which is true, I guess. But I mean, I don’t want my grades to be terrible. I don’t wanna be up all night trying to finish everything. I don’t want to not know what’s going on in class. If that makes me a nerd then fine. Maybe I don’t want the entire social aspect of college. And that kinda makes me feel like I don’t fit into college because I’m actually here to do work and not party and have a thousand friends.
Now, I’m not saying I don’t want friends; I do. It’s just, I wanna get my work done first. Is that so bad? I can’t operate on just putting work off because then it’s in the back of my mind the whole time and I can’t have fun. That would defeat the purpose of going out and hanging if all I was going to be is a Debbie Downer.
I dunno, maybe I just need to get adjusted to college more. But still, the comment kinda stung even if it is true.
French102- First off, my professor grew up in France so she has an adorable accent. Second, she started learning english at age 12. Third, she did an impression of Jack Sparrow doing the weird finger thing he does. Fourth, she spoke in french nearly the entire time and accompanying this were hilarious gestures to guide us to comprehend. But overall, it’s elementary french II which may cause me to be bored. However, I like review so I think I’ll be quite satisfied with this course. The only downside is that I have a french lab that I have to take but am not getting any credit for.
Sociology111- I’ve never been so excited for a class after just one session. We have a daily reading (AP Psych ring a bell?) and have to keep a reading journal on what we read. Let me just say one thing: I am a huge fan of reading journals. I can make it as informal as I want and it only has to be a page. (handwritten or typed). Plus, the majority of the class centers around discussion! The midterm is a take home final and he said he could be swayed to make the final take home. Not only that, but we’re allowed to use whatever materials we want to do the finals, as long as we answer the questions adequately.
Foundations111- Well, the good times couldn’t last forever. This class is basically a freshmen orientation class that the college thinks we need to learn essential writing and reading skills. In this portion, we’ll be reading classics (I’ve already suffered through excerpts from Exodus, Amos, and Hosea). Aaaand three major papers that we’ll be writing must be a minimum of 1200 words. I don’t even think I know 1200 words. There are other portions to the class (including making a portfolio at the end) but I just don’t like the vibe I get from the class. The professor is apparently a tough cookie, but a nice person. This makes me nervous. Not only this, but I can get excited about taking Foundations112 next semester! (booooo)
Statistics111- So, anyone who knows me understands how much I dislike math. But, I need this for my major so I shall suffer through. But a lot of our work will be done on MiniTab which is basically like Excel for math and guess who doesn’t wanna download it for $30? So, there are three computer labs that you can go to and use it. But two of these are used as classrooms. The other one is located in the science building which closes at 10:30. It makes me feel like I’ll be limited to when I can do my work there, but you know, c’est la vie. On a good note, the professor seems nice enough. Apparently, he’s a yoga fanatic.
English111- I have this two days a week but apparently, on average, there will be two-three papers due a week (not to worry, they’ll be less that three pages). I’ll have to read book that is split up into books and read one of those separate books a week (if you followed that, good job). On the positive side, the book is The Metamorphoses by Ovid which is basically a retelling of myths and it’s actually very interesting. (The gods’ names are Roman though, so it takes me awhile to mentally translate them to their Greek name so I know which one it is). The professor seems nice, but I’ve heard she’ll challenge us, but we’ll learn a lot. Oh, and there’s this odd kid in the class. He talks really slow, his voice is scraggily, and he puts an upward inflection on the end of all of sentences or in the middle of them. To demonstrate: (read at a slower pace)
Soo do we have?
to keep a reading journal?
for every book?
But, I don’t think the class will be too bad. Though, we do have to make a final portfolio also. And all the assignments might keep me busy but I’m trying to keep an open mind.
Have you ever actually been different out in public and not cared at the stares? No? Then shut the hell up. Seriously. I like the concept of the phrase but the fact that so few people actually do it is infuriating. But their number one phrase is always “Oh, you should do it. It’ll be different.” Or the people who are different but they do it in an obnoxious way so that all attention is on them always.
I know that most people say, “Oh well it’s society that has conditioned us to drive out the things don’t go with the flow. That don’t fit in the norm”. Yes. I know. But I don’t wear loud clothing and extravagant headbands just to rebel against society. I don’t do it to be different, to stick out, or to grab attention. I wear them because I like them. I feel comfortable in them. Sure, I get some stares, and sometimes it does make me feel like I’m driving people away instead of pulling them in for friendship, but I like doing it because I’m comfortable with those clothes.
“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”
-Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann
17 more pages left to read. I got this. Jeez, I dunno when I’m going to find the time to do homework if I get a job (which I desperately need). Hopefully I can do this.
Apparently this video announced AVP3, coming 2012, Darren as Harry, AVPS Senior Year!
OH MAN OH MAN
ARE THEY TROLLING US
I WOULDN’T PUT IT PAST THEM
PLEASE DON’T BE TROLLING, OH GOD PLEASE.
NO. OMG WHAT.