Tuesday, October 20, 2015
In The Outsiders this week there has been a very sad and shocking turn of events. After Johnny was crushed by a collapsing church, he was not expected to make it and sadly he didn't. Then shortly after Dally was shot down. But the question I'm asking is why did Dally's death seem more surprising, and i'm sure everyone who read the book was astonished when he did go down. I think his death was so much more shocking because readers had had time to adapt to the fact that Johnny was certainly not going to walk again and not very good odds that he would survive. But Dallas, his death was so abrupt and truly sad. That is why I think Dally's death was more shocking than Johnny's.
Monday, October 12, 2015
BEFORE:My kind of fun is one I’m obviously partial to, it’s the kind of rushing and applause and dirty tights and “can I borrow that?”; my kind of fun is just breathtaking. The night before you don’t sleep a wink the feeling of excitement before a trip plays with your mind all night and just as you drift off the alarm clock cries out making you jump about a foot. You try to wipe away the sleepiness but then, you remember. Today is the day! All traces of sleep have vanished and your stomach is alive with butterflies. The rest of the day flies by until yes, its finally time. The backstage is filled with a excited buzz. When everything is ready and your lined up as the next up act, that is the most frightening and exciting time ever. AFTER: Your turn, lights camera action: as soon as you step onto the stage its as if everything became clearer your head is swimming but at the same time perfectly empty. Then you did what you came here to do, dance. Everybody was moving in one silky smooth motion. Then the rush as you step to the spot for your ten second solo, the moves you’ve practiced for so many months. It is as if you have forgotten everything but still know it all. The stage lights glow as bright as a million sunny days. Your heart speeds up as you become to the tricky part, out of your peripheral you can see the excited faces of your friends cheering you on. The little ahh that goes off in your head when you know you nailed it. As you step back in formation you start to feel the fake snow falling and you smile because you know it looks beautiful but in reality it feels like someone is raining bits of star down; it even is a bit disgusting since they use the same paper over and over. But if you imagine hard enough it feels like you are dancing in the snow and if I had to sum it up in one word instead of 350 it would be… bliss.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
One thing I'm noticing as I'm reading The outsiders and that was then this is now is how different it was then, because ponyboy is 14 and already smoking like a stressed out adult while the two main characters in That was Then This is Now they just go into a bar and order a drink, albeit they ordered a coke but still not the best atmosphere. Another thing is that my two main characters go down to the bar for another reason to hustle the pool players just to get extra money. At this point in time I'm classifying the two main characters in That was Then This is Now are definitely greasers.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
One thing I'm thinking about while I read my book is I sort of mentally compare it to The Outsiders. One thing that is the same is that I feel it's set around the same time as That was then this is now, also the characters aren't very rich while at the same time they are not frightfully poor. Another thing that I saw was similar is that the characters in the two books of hers I've read have had unusual names or just uncommon spellings.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
As you might have guessed I am still working on That was Then This is Now by S. E. Hinton, I am liking it a lot. One thing that I'm wondering about the book is if the author will use some of her same writing characteristics. One character that I really liking is Bryon, one reason is his unique name a and how it doesn't bother him when people call him Byron. Also the second characters situation makes me wonder if people could ever do that. Because his parents got drunk and shot each other, that just make me wonder how you could possibly do that, so then he had to be taken in by Bryon's mother.
Monday, October 5, 2015
I have just started this book and I have to say it started out very strong. I always feel a good beginning to anything is the best especially when writing because it's what draws people in. Another thing that I noticed is that it is written by the women who wrote the Outsiders, S. E. Hinton. I really like her writing style and just a quick fun fact the book I'm reading came out in 1971. Since I'm still in the early stages of the book not a whole lot to talk about. See you tomorrow.