One thing I would consider a strength of mine is plotting stories. I'd say I'm pretty good at making interesting stories that would appeal to an audience of people. When I write, I usually set a paper up with one of those "spider webs" or whatever it is it's called. I start off with a general idea, then branch off from there. After that, I clean up my ideas by writing them in a more organized manner, and adding more details if I think of any. Listening to music is also a big help, and the lyrics sometimes even creates even more ideas to add on.
One thing I hope to gain from this class is a better understanding on how to write other genres. I've always enjoyed writing, but I've never liked the simple everyday life setting. I believe the most interesting stories are the ones that make us forget we don't live in some fantasy, the ones that drag you in, and I know that's an extremely stereotypical thing to say, but there's a reason a lot of others would agree. Genres like fantasy, science fiction, even adventure stories, they're all ones I find more interesting than one set in a normal setting. I hope to learn more about other genres of stories in this class. I want to gain a better understanding of the wide range of books I can read.
Another thing I enjoy doing is playing video games. One game in particular that I'm currently playing is Detroit: Become Human, and it's probably one of the most intricate games I've played in a long time. Although it does have some plot holes, I do still think it's an awesome game with a pretty interesting story, with really interesting endings. The link I put is to one of the multiple trailers this game released. It shows one of the game's side characters, an android named Luther, singing a song which is sung during one of the endings in the game. I would definitely recommend you listen to it. I'm not the type of person to be moved by things I see in video games, movies, etc., but when I listened to this song in the game, I got chills from how well it was executed. I don't know, maybe it was due to the fact this game makes you gain an emotional attachment to the characters, but still, it was really good in my opinion.
I chose Bradley for one of my interests, because it's one school I'm considering applying to for college. I don't know what exactly I'd like to major in, but it's a choice between game development or acting. I may end up taking both classes, because my one goal as a career is to someday create and be a part of a video game or other type of entertainment experience. I've always enjoyed entertaining and creating worlds, and I think a career doing that professionally would be perfect for me.
I chose the gym as one of my hobbies because it's a place I enjoy going to as often as I can. I used to be really overweight when I was younger, but I decided I wanted to try and become skinnier during my sophomore year of high school, so now, I like to try and take care of my health as often as I can. When I go to the gym, I usually lift weights, and leave the cardio activities more for outside jogs. I've been going for several months now, and I don't intend on stopping unless I absolutely can't afford it anymore.
I chose this song because I really agree with the message Stephen is trying to convey. I can't say I personally have experience with some of the things he talks about, such as war, but I can understand who he's speaking to and what he means. In the pre-chorus of the song, he says "Can you hear that, darling? A revolution’s callin’. No child of ours should have to starve, should have to die for us. Can you feel that, darling? The monsters marchin', and this is it, this invitation is for the ones who love." Here, he's talking about how war is tearing families apart, that war is bringing pain and suffering to a bunch of different families losing their loved ones in the military or any form of public protection. I may not personally have a connection as deep as others, but I understand that this isn't fair. At the same time, however, there's no choice but to continue letting this happen. Without people giving up their lives, there would be no military.