So I got a computer at the library under someone else’s name and have 14 minutes.
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said is sexist. Typical for a hard semi-mystery, semi-quest, at least, typical for the ones I’ve read, as I recently had to stop reading Ice due to a due date during winter break. Ice was the worst kind of sexist, with the man openly tracking down a girl for sexual purposes. Sort of Like Loita, but the narrator for Ice was less human than Humphrey.
FMT,TPS is the second PKD book I’ve read, and while I have interest in reading other books of his, he’s not a favorite of mine. I’ve had this idea of imitating him, but with a female main character. So she’d sexualize all of the men.
A while ago mine recommended PKD’s Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep. I liked it enough, but wasn’t RTUs I as tic enough to pick up another til now. Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said is starting slow, with back story clogging it up. I like the premise, a famous man loses his identity, but the sci-fi world seems like extra stuff that’s not relevant. And I do love SciFi.
No picture today, as I am using a phone because mi library blocked computer access and my mum got rid of internet at home. I’ll try to use a cumbepter at a school in the following weeks of break
Sorry, I’m a little…LOOK AT THE PRETTY BIRD HIDDLES!
LOOK AT DAT SHERASS!
Now that we’re properly SherLoki’d, I can blog about books.
I’m done with this books forever I never have to see it again End of The Semester Yaaassssss!!!!
Not what I was going for, but look at the look on that guy’s face. That is my face 16 hours from now, when I’ll be done with my math final. Can we just celebrate?
Now, onto novel reading! *Gasp*
I have to finish Ice, by Anna Kavan by tommarrowish cause I got it from the city library and will be leaving thursday. Then I will have to finish Vulgar Tongues, which I got from my library by tuesday, which is when my library’s *gasp* strike will end.
Then I can read WHATEVER I want…So any suggestions? Please make them quick cause I’m not sure if my mom has internet right now.
One of my best friends in the universe cannot, for the life of her, write an essay. She’s a college student, graduated from high school with good grades. Yet when I saw her essay only my love for her kept me from throwing her laptop out the window and running out.
So I reckon not everybody took AP English and graduated high school knowing how to write an essay. And that’s not something to be insulted about. But if you’re in college with no essay writing skills, well….
So I spewed out everything I can remember about essay writing. I hope you find it useful.
In the Intro, some professors like it if you say a sentence or two about why you chose this topic.
Ex. I met Sherlock in London. I fell in love with his me-ness, his accent, and his deducting.
You should then have a thesis that sums up what your paper is about while assuming your readers know nothing. Your thesis will answer a RESEARCH QUESTION -what you are trying to prove in general. Should start by knowing the What and questioning the Why.
Ex: Why is Sherlock the best t.v. show?
Within the RESEARCH QUESTION are multiple small research questions, usually Who, What, Where & How. They make up the introduction and are explored in the body of the paper.
Ex: Who brought Sherlock to life?
What are Sherlock’s good & bad qualities?
Where did Sherlock take place & how did it integrate itself into the show?
How did they choose which stories to film & how did they film it?
The smaller questions are answered in the essay’s body. These questions and your answers should be focused within the larger RESEARCH QUESTION. (Why is Sherlock the best t.v. show?)
You will also have to anticipate and contradict opposing knowledge.
Ex. opposition: BUT SUPERNATURAL. BUT STAR TREK. BUT DR. WHO!!!
Contradiction: BUT DEDUCTIONS. The deductions in Sherlock can be thought out using a chain of presented evidence, as opposed to guessing what type of badass the badass is, a chain of evidence is presented to DEDUCE who the badass is. Also, that ass.
Merley watching Sherlock usually isn’t good enough, you also have to look up things about the behind-the-scenes, actors, etc. to display a unhealthy well-rounded knowledge.
In a lab paper, usually in the name of science, there is a different format.
Introduction/ hypothesis: What are you trying to prove?
Ex. Vegans are healthier than omnivores.
The hypothesis must be (dis)provable, and thus needs to have a specific, testable idea. They start with if, if you are doing a lab.
Ex. If vegans are healthier than omnivores, I will live longer than you.
Next, you will outline how you will perform your experiment. Your experiment must have a control group and a testing group.
Ex. 6 vegans and 6 omnivores will eventually die of natural causes. My control group is 6 people whose diet is unknown.
When your experiment is complete you will document the results.
Ex. Everybody died. The average vegan lived 7 years longer than the average omnivore and 3.5 years longer than those in the control group.
You will then analyze your results.
You will then reflect on how the experiment could’ve been done differently.
My total word count is 2,910 which is ok because it’s a play, which should have a shorter wordcount cause all the description is left to the director.
Reading-wise, I finished The Handmaid’s Tale over a week ago but wasn’t able to post about it cause there’s no internet at home.
Long book short, women are sex slaves. Awful, terrifying premise that based its terror on the truth of our oppression. I recommend it to every one of mature age on this planet, and other planets that have a history of oppression. I would not recommend it to those aliens just starting to learn about Earth, or Terra, or the third planet from Sol. You would get the wrong impression.
4TheWords is overrated. It’s basically a writing tool that lets you write and battle wooden demons simultaneously. I have this word document open right now, with a still photo of the marionette Tamarix challenging me to write 1200 words in the next 1 hour, 51 minutes and 40 seconds.
It’s not even writhing. There’s no flames or a jug of holy water or Sam & Dean in fake official uniforms that they can take off.
Don’t spoil it for me! I just finished season one.
I heard about it via my writer’s group. 4TheWords, not Supernatural. That was Pinterest. They made it sound so much fun, like the demons clouded your pinterest and you had to write to clear them. It’s not like that, it pauses when you’re on Pinterest. You’re lousy.
I’m finally reading The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s so fracking terrifying. Terror is most terrifying when it’s truthful, and though it’s not exact, it does mirror some old practices, such as taking a concubine, and the general ancient idea of a patriarchy. It reads like a diary, and even mentions the diary form in Margaret’s intro. (Yes, I read those. Does anyone else?) I’m only on the fourth chapter, but to be fair, I started it at eight pm. It’s ten. I had to eat and pretend to do homework, OK?
I tried starting Imagine That, but it didn’t speak to me. Too much flubber.
I’m tiers. Don’t catfish. Be like Sherlock. ‘night.