Friday, September 2, 2016

Autobiography

9-2-16

     My name is Avery Noblitt. I am thirteen years old and I live in San Luis Obispo. I have lived in SLO for about five years now. I am from Santa Maria, California. I have one sister, Sadie, who is sixteen. I am a big fan of being outdoors and dealing with animals. I have been riding horses my whole life. My family has been riding for generations. I competitively ride in Three Day Eventing with my horses Amy and Goose. Amy is my main competition horse and Goose is my new four year old horse. I am an all around animal person. I also enjoy drawing and photography. On my free time, I like to spend time withmy family and friends. When I am older, I would like to go onto Cal Poly then UC Davis to get my Animal Science degree and become a large animal vet.Image result for avery noblitt

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Book or Movie

The Giver                                                                                                                                                     5.9.16

The Giver is a touching story that shows you what the world would be like without conflict. Now, a question that is commonly asked is, "Is the book or movie better?" I could sit in class and watch the whole story flash before my eyes in little more than an hour. The boom let me choose what the scene looked like and stretched the story for a long period of time. In my opinion, the book is better than the movie because it let me use my imagination, it had my attention for a long period of time, and it gave it more meaning and detail.

My first reason is the imagination. Everyone has imagination and most people love to use it. Your imagination allows you to pick what things look like and you get to do anything you want without getting in trouble.  With the movie, they chose what everything will look like. The movie chooses to makes Jonas look the way he does. In the book they only take a little bit of time to tell you what things look like. This allows you to use your imagination to chose what the people, the houses, and environment looks like. The movie is a major set back because you can't use your imagination that you created when you were reading the book.

The movie is over and done with in under two hours. When reading the book, it captivates you into reading more and you can't set the book down. Using your imagination, the book gets more and more suspenseful with every page you turn. It was very hard to see the book end. The book takes more time to give you the thoughts of everyone and details on the scene, but with the movie they have to add things to cause more conflict to make it last longer. The movie had to put in scenes to make the movie longer when it wasn't necessary. I think the book really captivated your attention that made you want to keep reading and not to stop.

My last reason is that the book gave you more meaning. The book focused on the world without conflict and Jonas trying to change that. In the movie, they had to add my things that had to deal with conflict. This did make the movie more interesting but it defeated the purpose of the book. The producers of the movie added scenes so the viewers wanted to watch the movie, this caused more conflict between family and friends. This was hard to watch from the books view because you didn't want to see the good friends turn on each other.

The Giver movie and book were both very good to read and watch. In my point of view, the book toward over the movie in many ways. The book let me use my imagination, it captivated my attention for a long time, and the book had more purpose and gave you just enough information to keep it suspenseful. 


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Remarkable Memories

The Landscape of Memory                                                                                                                       4.28.16

In the short story, they talk about how so many people have remarkable memories and how it can be a really good thing or sometimes a bad thing. I think it would mostly be a good thing because you could remember important things but I see that it would be a bad thing since you could remember vibrantly bad memories. Could some people not handle having this trait?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Isolated Worlds

The Pedestrian and The Forecast                                                                                                                                                   4.27.16

In "The Pedestrian", Mr. Mead is living in a world with no interaction and in "The Forecast" the people living in this world are isolated indoors. I think that both of these stories show us what will happen to our world if we stick to our screens and don't interact with others. Hop would people live with out others or any conflict?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Elseware

The Giver.                                                                                                                                             4.26.16

In the book, Jonas and Gabe have made it so far and they finally reach Elseware. I think that Elseware is the house at Chirstmas time because of the lights, music, and laughter. The book leaves us wondering, what happens to Jonas and Gabe?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Leaving Forever

The Giver                                                                                                                                              4.25.16

In the book, Jonas took Gabe and left the community and he is thinking about the choices he has made and having second thought on all of his decisions. I think he made the right decision because he has a chance to change things and see the outside world. Will Jonas and Gabe be able to survive without food or warmth for much longer?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Plans for the Escape

The Giver                                                                                                                                         4.21.16

In the book, Jonas and the Giver are planning for the escape and what each person is going to do. I think that the Giver wants to go inside but he has to show his bravery so he will stay instead of giving in to Jonas. Will anyone notice Jonas during the escape?