Monday, April 25, 2016

Human Agency

I think that forces that you, yourself cannot control shapes you more, such as what you look like, or how rich their family was. You do have control over some things in your life, but most of the time what you have control of was dictated by the forces beyond your control, such as what job you want can be related to how you were raised, and your parents jobs. Some people say that you have no control at all, that the future is dictated by the past.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fortune, What would I do

If I won a lot of money, I would first invest and buy property, such as apple, or a casino, then I would pay off any dept our family has and move us to a home that we own. I would also save some for my family members retirement, and donate some, and see the world with my family. Problems I can see with gaining a lot of money really fast is more stress and pressure, such as everyone wanting some, and loosing touch with the average world. I would maybe try to keep the money a secret from other people that aren't family. 

Also buy a tank, because who doesn't want a tank to drive.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Kino's Songs | The Pearl

The songs in The Pearl are the way Kino interprets emotions, "His people had once been great makers of songs so that everything they saw or thought or did or heard became a song. The songs remained: Kino knew them" He says he hears the song of the Family, which is clear and soft, and relates to Juana singing a ancient song, other examples include "The Song of the Evil" which is the "music of the enemy, of any foe of the family, a savage secret, dangerous melody, and underneath, the song of the family was crying plaintively."
He compares situations and feelings with songs, I can understand, some songs just give you a bad/good vibe.

Friday, February 19, 2016

KBar #18 | Big Change #2 |

This is the second time the book has switched main characters and the main story on me, the first time was just from the primordial tribe to a kind of futuristic world that has bases on the moon and the moon plague is killing people. But now for the second time it didn't really change in timeline wise but it change the main characters and what is going on in the book, now they are sending a probe to saturn with people on it called Discovery. Right now I'm very confused in the book. Though I still love the book, it is very confusing if you don't really, really pay a lot attention to the story and what is going on.

KBar #17 | Huge Change #1 |

In the book is 2001 Space Odyssey there was there is two major changes the first of which I will talk to you in this blog. In the first change you go from the watcher to around a few thousand years later when there are bases and long-term habitat on the moon and where a plague that came from the moon is killing people and soon there will be mass famine. But the character we are following now is Dr. Floyd where he goes to space and travels to the moon and finds a monolith you might have heard this from my previous blogs but it's pretty much a crystal that is brought from the alien world that have special abilities. Now this is a pretty big change from what it was before but it's still a very good book, but it is confusing to the reader and hard to keep on with since it keeps switching main characters. I still like the book because I understand a lot of the science we talk in it and I love space, so I wish it would just stay on one main character.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

KBAR #16 | Starting to love it | A Space Odyssey

So I've read chapter 2 of the "2001 Space Odyssey", by Arthur C Clarke and so far I really, really like it. I found out a lot more about the plot in this book than chapter 1,  an example is that in this chapter they meet one of the monoliths, and they actually start learning from it, the monolith is pretty much in their heads and is making them do stuff that is really simple to us but really complex and crazy to them. A monolith is  a stone plaque something you would find in Stonehedge and it's black and has text on it, and has some out of this world stuff going on with it. The monolith controls the ape men and makes them do stuff that has never have been done before, like: tying to tie knots, and touching finger tips with one eye closed. I'm really starting to like this book and I'm seeing why people are saying it's a good page turner this book is amazing so far.

Kbar #15 | A Space Odyssey | My First Thoughts

So i've read the first chapter of "2001 A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clark and it's very interesting
I don't know what time it is set in because at the start it said "The drought has lasted for 10 million years" Though all that is human like are ape men that have very low cognitive ability, it's like the future but the past. In the first chapter you follow a ape man named, Moon Watcher and he lives in a tribe with other ape men all starving and can't even think enough to realize that they could kill the animals and eat them! That's how primordial they are. So the main character in chapter 1"moon Watcher" doesn't tell you much, but that when he was a little boy he loved trying to grab the moon, that's probably where he got is name. I don't have a love or hate relationship with the book just yet, but it seems like a real page turner.