Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dear blog reader

In this blog you will learn about facial expressions as well as different art forms and how both topics are connected. Throughout this blog I have grown as a writer and as a person. When I first began this blog, I was not excited about having to write about one topic all year long, but as I researched more about facial expressions I learned that there is a lot more to it than sad or happy faces. I learned to connect my posts to art and even jokes. Our blog assignments made it fun and easier to learn about my topic. By far this has been my favorite assignment in the year because as a class, we got the chance to learn more about each other throughout our blogs. Our classmates would give us feedback on what they liked or what they felt needed to be changed. I believe that this made me a stronger writer because I was getting multiple comments on how to improve my writing.
My weakness as a writer is not being able to write poetry or a short story. Although these were some of the assignments that I had to post on my blog I would always struggle and have a hard time with putting something together. Passion post and short stories are examples of our assignments. As the year went on, I became more skilled at writing about things that I was passionate about. I learned to not over think an assignment and to just write how I felt about it. I pulled out the little piece of creativity inside of me and let it take over my key board. The blog assignments were a good learning experience. As I learned more about facial expressions, my blog would help me spread my knowledge to other viewers who shared the same interest.
I have defiantly gained more confidence as a writer since the beginning of the year. I am now able to write about different topics and feel good about my writing as well as being able to share what I know with others. I have bettered my writing by incorporating a little piece of me in everything I write. I discovered that we all have different styles in writing. Things that make paragraphs and words come to life. Style in writing is like writing down your personality. It is as if your writing had a unique rhythm that made everything flow just the way you want it.

The human body has many important features, one of them are facial expressions and our interpretation of them. I have shown my interest in learning more about facial expressions through my blog and the universality of them. As you look through my blog, you will find short stories, poems, art and even jokes that all tie up with facial expressions. Not only that but a unique style of writing.  

Monday, May 5, 2014

Guest Post on Book Reviews

I chose to do my guest post on Kinsley's Blog about book reviews because she told me about this super creepy comic and suggested I should read it. After reading the comic, I was creped out and decided to write about what I thought about the comic. The comic I read is a Japanese comic called Enigma of Amigara Fault by Juni Ito. Enigma of Amigara Fault is a horror comic about a earthquake that leaves people like shapes on mountains. There is only one of a kind so not just any random person can go into a hole. The holes leave people striking with fear and curiosity and somewhat hypnotizes them and forces them to find their hole. Once you find your hole you become attached to it and without knowing end up going in it. The weird thing is that there is no way out. Or at least that is what the people think. It is not until towards the end of the comic that they find a way out of the holes. This is where it gets weird. The people that came out of the holes were all deformed! According to a legend, the holes were made to get people to pay for their sins! They were paying by becoming nasty looking monsters that society would reject. After reading this comic I decided that I would not go hiking alone. EVER. Any ways, even though this comic was creepy and weird and somewhat nasty, I actually enjoyed reading it and recommend others to read it as well. Also the pictures shown on the comic are really weird because it shows how monster looking the people look when they come out of their holes. Before Kinsley told me about Enigma of Amigara Fault, I could not see myself reading any comics. Especially scary ones.