oh no, I'm definitely an English person. I suck at math. I do it because... well, I don't know why I do it actually. I try to not look as incompetent as I really am? haha I'm in my last year of high school and nearly half my course is English. We're doing all this 19th century shit and I'm sorry Jane Austen et al but I'm just not sophisticated enough to enjoy the fruits of your labour. So we're in much the same boat in that respect... but for one part of English I have to complete a 'major work' of my choice and I'm making a music video for Final Fantasy English is a wanky subject as we all know so I'm attempting to make it all existential etc... I think philosophy would be a great subject! Although, essays on abortion aren't my idea of a good time
you could talk about the Final Fantasy shirts for the Gatsby essay haha... actually I've read The Great Gatsby and I liked it What's your giant objection to it?
It's a measure for how many posts you have. Like ranks or something. When you reach 50 posts it says something new under your name, I forget what. If you're a mod or something spiffy cool like that you get lots of stars.
I feel for all of you and your essays. My school is having exams right now, but lucky me I'm far too sick to attend.
I'm studying biology but I heard about abortion not so long ago... with all the bioethical tralalala... and I would say: 1) precisely define foetus and diferenciate it from an embryo. an embryo comes before the foetus. 2) does abortion concern embryo or foetus? 3) an embryo is not an entity in itself as its vital functions are not activated, he totally depends from the mother, but he is a human... to be. not a human being but something potentially human, and potentially a living being too. I speak about a whole living being, as a cell lives but is not a living being in itself... complicated uh? in fact, there appears the problem of what is a living being. If you consider the embryo as a huge cell mass, it's just like your eye or your foot. would you say your skin cells have the riht to live? yes of course! but cells are programmed to die within a certain amount of time... and I know only one cell which is "immortal"... it's the cancer cell...
anyway, it's a way to put more "scientifical" arguments in your morale essay I think. And be very careful, thinking of foetus is a good idea but your subject is about abortion not foetus so you should speak about the embryo too I think.
We watched The Great Gatsby movie in high school, but I don't remember it. I don't think I really liked the novel, either.
They made a novel of that? I think the only part I wholeheartedly enjoyed was when the narrator describes how keen Gatsby is at deception. The rest of the book was a little lukewarm for me, which I am sad to say.
I'm reading a wonderfully imaginative book called The Third Policeman. It's written by Flann O'Brien, which is a pseudonym.
What's everyone reading, or what has been read lately?
Post by Scarychips on Mar 20, 2008 19:30:05 GMT -5
We are reading Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer in French class and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck in Enriched English class. Personally, I've been reading This is your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin and The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst. The two first ones aren't really great but the latter are really good. I've been enjoying them a lot.