Thursday, 19 June 2014

#6 Memoir breaking points can you set yours?

Authors note: This Picture was taken when I was scraping off the thick layers of packed snow from my drive way when suddenly the Ice breaker snapped luckily I was just about ready to stop anyways you could say it was my breaking point. This memoir was based on breaking points I feel this is important because in my opinion a breaking point helps define who we are as individuals and how far we are willing to go to.
I used the question mark leave it as open ended as possible do you believe breaking points are in our nature or are they apart of our nurture?

#5 Memoir Explore all the paths in life

Authors note: This picture matches my memoir because I came to be here through ultimate this was a fundraiser ultimate tournament for cancer research which included a DJ it could possibly be one of my favorite memories during the school year and I would not have even experienced if it weren't for the exploration of the sport to begin with that was my 1st year playing ultimate but after half a season here I am playing with some of the best players in Manitoba that thus I would like to encourage the exploration of all paths available to you throughout life. I choose to change the direction of the text to help others better interpret the message.  

#4 Memoir Its the little things worth remembering

Authors note: This memoir is about past experiences that you will carry with you for the rest of your life
I feel like this picture works well with my memoir because this McDonald feast was bought during graphic arts when one day Mr.Bilious sent me, Mark and Scott on an adventure to purchase McDonalds not only for ourselves but for the entire class. The word little is shrunk down but turned white making stand apart from the others in doing so I have tried to replicate the feeling of a memorable experience only in the the type.

#3 Memoir DON'T let life pass you by

Authors note: This memoir is about social relations and the importance of staying connected with friends and peers within your community now more then ever I am realizing all of the people that I have taken for granted and how much I will miss them once I have graduated. I feel this picture represents my memoir because in preventing life from passing you by you are automatically exploring different ethnic groups and cultures that may or may not have otherwise interacted with and in the same way our shoes don't define who we are why should we let our skin or beliefs divide our community.  

#2 Memoir Positivity is the Key to happiness

Authors note: I am a strong believer in the power of thinking positively and for that reason I have decided to make this memoir based on it. This picture was taken the day of me and mark completing the very rigorous tutorial video project in graphic arts which I believe turned out quite well but only because of the constructive criticism of others and the power of perseverance and positivity once we had completed it we not only felt a great deal of a accomplishment but as well happiness. the word positivity is red to signify the positive charge and if you notice there aren't any words in black this is because black is representative of a negative charge. The word Key has been changed to yellow this is because in my mind when I think of an ultimate key to life it is the sun and thus I made the key yellow because I believe the ultimate key to life is positivity.

#1 Memoir Wild, Goofy, Embarrassing wouldn't change anything

Authors note: This six word memoir was inspired by family I felt like it was a very appropriate because although they often care to much or act goofy or odd I know there are those who aren't so lucky and would do pretty much everything to have the just a portion of the affection I receive on a daily basis. I chose to change the colour's of the words wild, goofy and embarrassing because I felt like it helps project the deeper meaning of each word that I am trying to invoke in the beholder further more the image I have chosen fits with the memoir because this picture was taken at the beginning of a very interesting night to say the least.

Friday, 13 June 2014

reading tweets #2

Divergent so far very curious makes me wonder what the world would be like if we were split into factions what factions do you think would exist #discuss #intro

!-When Beatrice encounters the old man who says "choose wisely" I think she may choose a harder path #prediction #foreshadowing

?- Do you think she will decide on switching factions or remain in her current one #question

language so far is very descriptive the author does a great job of expressing body language in her writing #writing style

I wonder how well other factions treat transfers my guess is poorly #prediction

John Massey Text connection assignment #3

The text to self connection I made while reading the book divergent was the jump into the seemingly deadly hole or the triumphant victory over what the hole represented fear and the passing into a new life leaving behind all Beatrice once knew. now personally I have never experienced a death defying jump such as this one but when reading this portion of the book I could not help but remember a similar jump that I underwent when I was a young  child my parents brought me to a cliff jumping location which was completely safe but like any (most) children I could not help but fear for my safety looking down at the water completely bewildered just staring blankly trying to figure out what might be beneath the water but to no avail there was no way of knowing for sure it was a leap of faith just like in the book I too came to realization that once I had conquered the jump I could truly stare fear In eye. Well at least a fear of heights.

The text to text connection I made while reading the book divergent was during the choosing ceremony Beatrice decided to go to dauntless and take a bold step to towards new life this part reminded me of a snowboarding book I read in middle school basically there was a cliff that no one dared go off it but the main character took a bold step and went off it in order to win a race kind of in the same way Beatrice acted when the choice fell upon her to be the abnegation girl her parents would have liked her to be or to dare to be something greater something meaningful.

during the book divergent without even being aware of it I issued each of the factions with an ethnic group that I was aware off in the world and in the same way some people are discriminated in our society it was happening again in the book people namely the abnegation were be discriminated because of how they were raised.   

My Bucket list Project

Animoto Link to my video-

Author's Note -
     My name is John Massey I found the bucket list project really cool I feel this way because In making bucket list you also set goals and aspirations which I believe are essential for life after high school I for one know this project has had a huge impact on what Im deciding on doing with the rest of my life and I fully intend on trying to cross off as many things as possible from my list.

What now -

      For my so what I have decided to take my Road test I have booked it for the 16th and with any luck on monday I'll have my intermediate license and be crossing it off my list.

Johns Massey's bucket list project

1. Travel to Italy
2. Learn German
3. Run a Marathon
4. Go sky diving
5. Go hang gliding
6. See the northern lights
7. Learn to play the guitar
8. Do a back flip
9. Visit a castle in England
10. Complete the worlds hardest game
11. Save a life
12. Go bungee jumping
13. Ride a camel
14. Go sailing for at least a week
15. shoot a gun
16. Go pool hopping
17. Ride an elephant
18. Surf inside a wave
19. Drive a Ferrari
20. Experience zero gravity
21. Witness a kangaroo
22. Learn how to draw people
23. Learn the drums
24. Donate blood
25. Restore a car
26. Beat marks 2048 score
27. Go zip lining
28. Give a massive tip
29. Be on a game show
30. Swim in the dead sea
31. Sprint through an airport to catch a flight
32. Get a hole in one
33. visit the 7 wonders of the world
34. Create my own chess board
35. Go dog sledding
36. Jump in after a fish thats getting away
37. Go spelunking
38. Go on a safari
39. Catch a sturgeon
40. live to see hover cars
41. learn to dance (well)
42. Start a food fight
43. Pay of a mortgage
44. Stop slouching
45. Make a million dollars
46. Perfect my signature
47. Get a six pack(abs)
48. Stay in touch with friends
49. Become a firefighter
50. Finish my bucket list