Friday, December 7, 2012


This just really makes me laugh. Maybe it's just my mind set. The poem doesn't really jump out at me beyond that because I'm a big country fan. I listen to a lot of songs and there's one that popped into my mind web I read the poem.

'Man! I feel like a woman' by Shania Twain.

It's a song about being a woman and the things that make her happy. It's a catchy song that I heard when I was younger. Ever since I've enjoyed this song. But it was more for this poem.

It was a declaration of who she was. She was a woman, and a wife. But none the less the short poems doesn't have type of similarities as the song. It was just something that popped into my head as I read the poem.


Edgar Allen Poe's poems are so creepy and dark. I really feel as if a lot of them are all about death. Of course I've only read like two or three but all three have been dark and depressing. I'm no a person for dark and demented poems. Actually I enjoy the bright and joyful ones about nature and love. I might be a romantic because of that but I really don't care. I know what I like.

The Raven is one that I know a lot. While working at Halloween City I heard it many times a day so it really just stuck in my head for the most part. Despite it being such a dark poem I had to laugh at it because of the dramatics that were placed in it. Like everything else I read, I was picturing it. I pictured a crazed man and a talking Raven. I probably put more detail into it then what was really suppose to be in there.

It was kind of the same with the Cask of Amontillado. I was picturing the entire thing. When they walked into the wine cellar, I really thought of dungeons and skeletons. I really just mentally added silly things that weren't in the poem. Like their clothes. I pictured them in bright, flambouyant clothes. The drunk was giggling continuously so it was funny for me to keep reading it.

Needless to say, I have a over active imagination.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

No Name Poems

I've found I have a big beef against the authors who don't name their poems. It absolutely drives me nuts. Does it bug anyone else?

As I was reading through Emily's poems I couldn't help but shake my head. Why couldn't she take the time to name them. They were each wrote for a reason. The both meant something so why not give t a name.

Numbers I feel do not do the poems justice. It makes me feel as if they just don't matter then. And the fact that hers has two different numbers, the one the book gives and another, makes it even more confusing. Why have two different numbers as titles for one poem? It just doesn't make sense.

They deserve a name. As a writer I like being able to name everything I have. I feel as if they deserve it. I worked hard on them and while they may not be perfect, it's something I created. You don't see people with multiple children give their kids numbers for names. I know that was a bad comparison but it also makes sense as well. Both are creations that someone should be proud of. Not simply given a number and stuck to the side.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Scarlet Letter Spin Off

This movie is hilarious but it really fits with the Scarlet Letter. The spin on it is that she's faking the entire time. Olive is getting paid to take guys' 'virginity'. But it's all a ruse. Throughout the movie you really can see how Hester might have felt when she got rejected because of her affair. The group of Christians keep praying for Olive. However in the story, Hester just seems to get rejected by the people. Other then the minister you really don't hear of anyone praying for her to be saved. Not even her little girl gets prayers. She gets rejected and called mean names.

I love the twist they put on the movie to make it fit with the modern times. Having children out of wedlock is so common now that it doesn't have much impact like it did with Hester. More or less the A for Olive stood for her sleeping around a lot. or in other words, it was because they were labeling her as a slut. They didn't know the truth until they end. In both story and movie, the story came out in the end.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Poison Ivy

As I was reading through Rappacino's daughter, I couldn't help but think about Poison Ivy from Batman. Both have to incorporate poison and flowers. Both girls love to be in a garden. If I remember correctly Poison Ivy has a greenhouse. Beatrice has a garden.

But that's not what really got me thinking about this connection. It was the immunity to poison. Beatrice could be around all that as could Poison Ivy. I won't lie the ending caught me off guard because I really felt as if this was somewhat of a precursor for Batman.

But she died and as I thought about it, I saw no reason that Beatrice couldn't have been the original Poison Ivy. It was just that she wasn't a villain or a Nature activist that was killing to save the ecosystem. Beatrice was a very kind hearted young woman who fell in love with Giovanni and then he too became poisonous. Not the same idea as Poison Ivy but it really has the same basis. The only thing different is that Poison Ivy kills with her kiss while it seemed Beatrice made Giovanni immune to poison with hers. I honestly can't remember if Giovanni and Beatrice kissed, I just assumed so.

Now I have to admit that it made me cry when Beatrice was killed but it was suppose to help her. I don't know how Poison Ivy died so I can't compare the two.

Friday, November 2, 2012


The leaves are gorgeous out right now. The colors are so vibrant and pretty. My drive to and from school and work is so nice.

It really reminds me of the Nature story I had read. Fall is my favorite time of year. I really just like looking at the leaves. Walking through them is a personal favorite of mine. It's the one time I feel closest to nature. It's so peaceful and so cool.

I love summer and walking through it but its not the same as the fall. Maybe because in the fall I'm use to the harvest and roasting marshmallows with hot chocolate. I remember watching the tractors harvest all around. Having leaves fall over my head. I just love it.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Uncle Tom's Cabin

This brings back memories. I truly remember reading this back in 6th grade at school. That was one of my favorite years. I loved my teacher and she really helped bring this book to life. It made me wanna read it.

Back then I really didn't like reading the old books that we had to read. They were always boring and something I just wasn't interested in. But this book was able to keep my attention somewhat.

Though I had to disagree with some of the terminology. I, for one, don't like using or even hearing (in this case, reading) the word nigger. I know it was a common word back then. Even now I do hear it from the older generations and some of the 'ghetto'. I don't care how it is used or if the person you are talking about doesn't mind being called it, I personally do not like the word. It's just one of those words that really bother me. Maybe it's the way I was raised.

I can't read on Uncle Tom's Cabin for very long because the word shows up so frequently. I realize that back then the word was used a lot an very common. I have to back away from it for a few minutes and take a breather. It's kind of like the conservative person who never cusses and then is around a person who cusses a lot. Granted you hear it everywhere but there are still people that do not like hearing it and find such foul terms disrespectful and have to walk away to clear their mind. I'm like that with that word and a few other foul words.

But other then that, I really enjoy the book. It gives a lot of insight about the way the world was back then. And it shows both sides but also points out that not everyone was mean to their slaves. It was relief that not every slave was beaten and battered for some reason whether it was warranted or not.