Archive for September, 2011

19
Sep
11

Tron Legacy 3D



A new Science Fiction movie came out recently based on an old movie called Tron.  I am sure many of you Sci-fi fans out there know of the old Tron movie and how interesting it was.  For its day, it used the most recent technology.  Of course today, we would laugh at how cheap the graphics and technology was.

Tron was mostly about understanding a machine to the extreme of nearly being IN the machine, and the movie Tron literally put you into the machine as a metaphor for computer programmers, I believe.  I could also relate to people who are too addicted to video games.  Either way, it is an interesting concept to create a movie around.

I have not yet watched this new, modern version of Tron, but if they stayed true to the old movie, I am sure it will be a great success, and many people will go see it.  Realistically though, I am sure there will be plenty of people to go see it anyway, because Tron already has a good fan base.

15
Sep
11

Donald Trump for President?


I have been watching the Republican debates, since I do not think Obama should have another 4 years in the White House.  True, I voted for the guy in 2008, but he has accomplished basically nothing while there, plus the bills which he supposedly passed did not make any jobs.  How do we know this?  Because the current unemployment rate is still stuck at 9.1%, though those who have stopped even looking for work brings that number up to about 21%.

This means that 1 in 5 Americans are out of a job, and Obama has not really made a difference about this while he has been in office.  Because of this, I think we need a new candidate.  For this reason I have been listening to all of the candidates very much this year to see if anyone would be able to really accomplish this.  Most of the people I have heard on the debates, seem to be just as bad as Obama, a lot of rhetoric, and no substance.  We need a person who has substance, plus has a lot of experience in pulling out their business or government out of the hole.

Who has more experience with this than Donald Trump?  His businesses have failed 4 times and he has had to file bankruptcy, but he has always been able to pull himself out, and his business right now is doing better than ever, IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS FINANCIAL CRISIS!  To me that is amazing, and he not only deserves some serious credit for it, he would be a perfect candidate to get this government out of the Financial hole it is in, plus, give us Americans some jobs and get this economy back on track.  I think he has some great ideas to do this, and I ask all of you to listen to what he has to say.

Then, if you like what he has to say, I ask that you write him in on your ballot when we all have to vote on:  November 6th, 2012.

10
Sep
11

9/11


I would like to tell everyone that my heart goes out today to those people who suffered in the 9/11 attacks. God Bless.

10
Sep
11

I am NOT a Muslim!


If you see me walking down the street with my head covered and wearing a long dress, do NOT assume I am a Muslim.  Muslims are not the only ones who cover their heads.  Yes, that is right, I am a Christian woman and I cover my head with a scarf.  That is what women are supposed to do, according to the Bible.  Women back in the day of Jesus, wore coverings on their head, no matter if they were Jew, Christian, or something else.  Only a prostitute did not wear a head covering.  This would advertise to the men what she was.

I am sure you all have seen pictures of Mary in many paintings and even movies.  And all of them depict Mary with her hair covered and long clothes so that she was covered up, not showing anything except her face, and her hands.  Have so many of you forgotten this?  Is this why many people when they see me on the street look at me funny?  The way Mary dresses is how we all should be dressing as women.

But today, most American women wear clothes which are revealing.  They wear tank-tops and skinny, short dresses, shorts, and even go as far as piercing parts of their body and coloring their hair.  These things would have marked you as a pagan Priestess back in Jesus’ day.  Because most people do not cover themselves as they used to, some might ask why I do it.  I have three reasons why.

1.  Because it is the right thing to do.

2.  Because God tells us women that we need to cover ourselves.  Look up these bible verses if you don’t believe me:  1Corinthians 8:9, 1Corinthians 11:1-17, 1Peter 3:3-5, 1Timothy 2:9, Romans 14:13, Philippians 2:4

3.  Personally I also do it because I do not like the way most women dress in our society, with practically everything exposed.  I wish to serve as a good role model for women.

06
Sep
11

How to write


They say “write what you know”.  Well this might indeed be a huge part of writing, and certainly this is where you need to start in order to write, but it is not the end of writing by any means.  There is also a lot of skill which goes into writing which a person needs to learn.  However, I also believe that certain people are born with a certain predisposition to being good writers.

I know this because I love writing and no one in my family (that I know of) was a writer before me.  After I started writing however, my brother then also started writing.  I started writing my first large book when I was in High School, it was only a first draft but it took so much to write it and lasted until about my second year in college to finish the first draft.  After this, I wrote 2 more drafts and then sent it to PublishAmerica, where it actually was not treated that well as a book.  Hardly any editing occurred and they hardly had any criticism about it.  They wanted to publish it very quickly.  Little did I know that they were not a “real” publishing company.

This is something I learned from.  It is true that I wanted the book published quickly (this was largely due to the fact that I needed money quickly) and did not think about the fact that I should be going through the proper process for publishing my book.  If I had, I probably would have it on major book stores right now with many people buying it.

However, for those of you who wish to know how to write, or want to know if you should become a writer, I have some advice which I have heard from people, and learned along the way.

First, you know that you are meant to be a writer if this is all you can think of doing all day long.

Second, remember, even a naturally born writer has much to learn about writing.  You may have the desire, and even some experience writing, but there are different forms of writing you may still be unaware of, plus you will still need to learn the process for applying to get your book published (I will try to highlight these things in another blog post).

Third, it is always good to practice your skills in writing as often as possible.  You may want to begin your own blog in order to do this.  Or you may like to write by hand.  Sometimes this helps people order their thoughts about what they want to say better.

Forth, once you think you are ready to apply to get a book published, you might want to consider using a Literary Agent.  There can be pluses and minuses to this.  A literary agent can go to the publishers and represent you to them.  This will give you more credibility to the publishers and works very well in your favor if the agent really thinks your work is great.  The disadvantage to having an agent however, is that sometimes they can work you too hard and expect you to finish by a deadline, when all of us artists know that sometimes writing (and other artwork) can not always be rushed if it is to be good.

05
Sep
11

Boredom


Ok, I am bored, and I need to write, but obviously do not have a clue what to write.  See, this is what a writer does when they have not got a clue as to what to write, but know they need to write, just to keep up with the skill of writing.

Now, I am sure you all are wondering why I am writing this blog which is pretty much about nothing and furthermore, you are probably wondering why you, yourself are even reading it.  Perhaps it is because you are just about as bored as I am.  If you have nothing else to do, you may be randomly going through blogs looking for something to read.

This reminds me of the TV show Seinfeld.  They said that is was pretty much a TV sitcom about nothing.  So, I guess this blog post is a blog post about nothing.  Hope you enjoyed it.