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    “After Careful Deliberation, Baby Goes                  With Homosexuality” 

The Onion’s article called After Careful Deliberation, Baby Goes With Homosexuality” is a satire that talks about a four month old baby called Nathan Reynolds who “decided” that he wanted to be homosexual. After reading the article, it’s obvious that the writer is mocking people who think that being homosexual is something that a person chooses as a lifestyle. At this point, it is proven that homosexuality is something that you are born with, not something that you choose, you just don’t wake up one day an say “Oh, from now on, I’m going to be homosexual.” He chooses a baby to make his point more clear since it’s obvious that a baby can reason about life choices.

"Of course, I wasn’t certain of anything at first, but when I finally made up my mind to be gay, I was conscious of the fact that loved ones would repeatedly tell me that I’m not normal,” 

“If my sexuality means I get bullied at school, or that I end up feeling unloved and shunned for my entire life, or that I don’t receive equal protection under the law, then obviously that will be my own fault.”

     At this point of our lives, society still thinks that homosexuality is a conduct learned and surprisingly, some people still think that homosexuality is a disease that has to be treated and that can be fixed with time. Obviously, this is completely wrong and this is what the writer is trying to expose, that homosexuality is something that you are born with and that is ridiculous to think that a person can choose to whether or not to be a homosexual.

 
 
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                 Editorials 

 El Nuevo Día: Cero Balas al Aire
http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-cerobalasalaire-1656498.html

 The New York Times: When Writers Expose the Dead
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/30/when-writers-expose-the-dead/?ref=opinion&_r=0

 The Washington Post: Peace Through Pandas
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/peace-through-pandas/2013/12/01/001a221c-5789-11e3-8304-caf30787c0a9_story.html

 Primera Hora: El Paquete Embotellado del Status
http://www.primerahora.com/noticias/puerto-rico/columna/jay-fonseca/columnas/elpaqueteembotelladodelstatus-972440/


                                Cero Balas al Aire

       Among the editorials that I saw throughout some newspaper sites, the one that caught my attention was Primera Hora’s "Cero Balas al Aire" article.  The reason that I chose this article is because since we are getting closer to New Yeas’s, different campaigns are being made to create conscious among the population to not shoot bullets at the air during the New Year celebration on December 31.

        This article talks about the campaign “Cero Balas al Aire” made every year to prevent deaths provoked by lost bullets during New Year’s Eve celebration. This campaign started ten years ago and is directed by the community leader Roberto Perez Santoni, better known as “Papo Christian.” The purpose of this campaign is to gather the commitment of the different communities around the island to raise their voices and lead a message to exhort people to stop shooting bullets in the air to prevent deaths during this time of celebration. By reading this article, the reader can tell that the writer is well informed of what he/she is talking about because is providing the number of incidents during the last ten years making the article more clear and feasible, for example, he/she talks about the death of a 14 year old boy named Francisco Javier Cancel Flores who died in 2010 and the famous case of Karla Michelle Negron Velez whose deaths were caused by lost bullets on December 31. Also, the author explains that since this campaign started, the number of victims has diminished notably in the last years. 
       While reading this article, it’s clear that the tone of the author is a concerned one, since he/she is trying to send the message to stop this madness of shooting bullets in the air that has caused many deaths of innocent people in the last ten years. This time of the year is about joy and celebration with your family and friends, not to suffer the lost of a loved one because of the irresponsibility of another person.  

“Las balas disparadas al aire no sólo matan a inocentes, sino que también dejan un rastro de tragedia que afecta a las familias y a las comunidades donde ocurren estos terribles incidentes. Por eso, todo el País debe unirse en torno a la campaña por la paz y toda medida debe ser reforzada para perseguir y procesar a los protagonistas de esta irresponsabilidad criminal.”


“Debemos recordar que no son menos asesinos aquellos que matan a causa de su afán de “celebrar” sin preocuparse por la vida de las demás personas que pueden ser víctimas de esos disparos.”


 
 
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                  Social

Animal abuse
 Men who think that they can control the lives of women
Liars
People who cut in front of you in the streets without the turn signal
Crazy drivers
Reggaeton
Crime
Drugs
 Injustice
People who think are better than others
War
Irresponsible people
Hypocrites
When people runs over an animal on the street on purpose
Religious fanatics
People who think they are right when they are wrong
Traffic
Disrespectful people
Bieber music and Believers
♥ Guys with way too loud reggaeton music on their cars (are they deaf or something?)
Three police man who work in Corozal (they are so arrogant and they are always together looking like a threesome
Racism 

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              Personal

Fake people
Lousy friends
When cable T.V. goes out (I rather have no internet than no cable)
When people ask me for things in a bad way
When people publish their whole lives on Facebook
Romantic movies
When my dog starts barking at 5 am
When I have to repeat things more than three times
My neighbors steeling my internet
Being late to classes (Destiny conspires against me)
Math class
Girls who scream at a movie theater for no reason
Having three Elena’s at The Vampire Diaries (Truly annoying)
Girls who seek fight through their Facebook status
People who break their promises
Harry potter movies
Waiting two or three months to watch new episodes from my favorite T.V. shows
Falling asleep while watching T.V.
Couples who are way too affectionate in public
Drama queens
Waiting a whole week to see my T.V. shows
When my Ipod has no battery! -_-
 Cockroaches (They are so nasty)
 Working in groups at school (They always leave all the work to me)
Ketchup

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Looking back at these two lists, they are different because in the social aspect, I'm referring  to common things that we are surrounded by everyday that bothers most people globally and in our island. On the other side, in my personal list, I'm mentioning those things that annoy ME personally, maybe having similar things with other people but these are the ones that bother me. Taking a closer look into my list on the social aspect, you can see that there are some similarities since these are the things that we are surrounded by everyday and bother most people in our society no matter if we live in Puerto Rico, The United States or Europe. 
      Now focusing in the first three aspects is my social list, first of all, I chose animal abuse because I seriously can’t understand why people enjoy hurting animals.  These beautiful creatures were made to makes us company when we are alone so why hurt them? These “people” if you can call them like that, should stop for a minute and think what would they feel like if they are abused just like these animals so they can create conscious and stop this madness. Another thing that I really hate is controlling men. They think just because they are men they can control women’s life by telling them what to wear who they hang up with, saying that women are meant to be in the kitchen and taking care of the kids, I mean, come on! We are in the 21st century for god’s sake! I think that women who let their partners control their lives are just pathetic.  Finally, another thing that I hate is liars. I don’t understand why people has to lie about everything and then telling this lies in front of you without any remorse, sometimes making situations more difficult than they already are by lying. 

 
 
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As children, Disney movies played a significant part in our childhood.  we used and still enjoy watching  many of these movies like “The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast”, "Snow White”, "The Aristocats" and many others.  I in particular used to love watching these movies and wanted my parents to buy every movie that came out at that time. Every time that I watch the scene in “The Lion King”  where Mufasa is killed by Scar it still gives me the chills and it still makes me want to cry, I mean, who does not want to cry when that happens!. Ever since these movies were created, they were intended to be shown as a magical creation full of innocence and fun, but now that we are grown up we have to think if they are really that innocent? For many years there has been this controversy which exposes Disney Company‘s real messages contained in all of their movies like racism, sexism and class differences, but this really has to change our love and excitement for Disney movies?
       Before watching the documentary Mickey Mouse Monopoly”  I was aware of these controversies but I have to say that I didn’t  gave to much attention to it, but giving a closer look to the message of this documentary I was shocked  to some of the messages hidden in these movies. We were children at that time and how can you imagine a child deciphering all these hidden messages, we didn’t had that capacity to identify them yet, but now as adults is more easy to identify them. Now a days, I don’t watch too many Disney movies, I still love these movies but the old ones, I guess that I got stuck in The Lion King”, “The Aristocats” and “Beauty and the Beast”. Watching this documentary made me more aware of these themes but doesn’t change at all the fact that I think that these movies played a very significant part in my childhood and I won’t stop watching them. 

 
 
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Music plays a very significant part in our lives. We all have that song that we really really like and we can’t stop listening to it. Also, most of the times this song (or songs) express how we are felling and we can identify with the message carried by that song in particular. On the other hand, there are those kinds of songs that when we hear it we are like what the bloody hell is that! 

Song that I really like....

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Artist: Take That
Song: Rule the World

This song is about that person that you love and how you can accomplish your dreams if you stay together so you can “rule the world” as long as you have that one person in your life. I felt in love with the song at the very moment that I listened to it. What makes me love this song so much is that even though its lyrics are very simple, it carries such powerful and beautiful message between the lines. Also, what makes this song more perfect than already is, is Gary Barlow’s amazing vocals along with the rest of the band members harmonies, it us just amazing. When I’m listening to his voice in this song, I feel the emotions transmitted through their amazing voices along with the music.


You light the skies up above me
A star so bright you blind me, yeah, yeah
Dont close your eyes
Dont fade away, dont fade away, oh

Yeah, you and me we can ride on a star
If you stay with me, girl, we can rule the world
Yeah, you and me we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side, we can rule the world

If walls break down, I will comfort you
If angels cry, oh, Ill be there for you
You've saved my soul
Dont leave me down, dont leave me now, oh

Yeah, you and me we can ride on a star
If you stay with me, girl, we can rule the world
Yeah, you and me we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side, we can rule the world

All the stars are coming out tonight
They're lighting up the sky tonight for you, for you
All the stars are coming out tonight
Theyre lighting up the sky tonight for you, for you, oh

Yeah, you and me we can ride on a star
If you stay with me, girl, we can rule the world
Yeah, you and me we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side, we can rule the world

All the stars are coming out tonight
Theyre lighting up the sky tonight for you, for you
All the stars are coming out tonight
They're lighting up the sky tonight for you, for you

All the stars are coming out tonight
They're lighting up the sky tonight for you, for you
All the stars are coming out tonight
They're lighting up the sky tonight for you, for you


Song that I really hate....

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Artist: Miley Cyrus
Song: We Can't Stop

This is one of the songs as I said in my introduction, when you listen to it you go like what the bloody hell is that!!. This song is about partying all night long, being wasted all around, well…. Party, party, party. This song is just pointless, the lyrics are just reckless and crazy, all they say “It’s our party we can do what we want” over and over again and the music video is even worst. Miley Cyrus has a great voice, I’m not saying that she doesn’t but this song makes me want to puke every time that it’s on the radio. 

It’s our party we can do what we want
It’s our party we can say what we want
It’s our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we want
We can see who we want 

Red cups and sweaty bodies everywhere
Hands in the air like we don’t care
Cause we came to have so much fun now
Bet somebody here might get some now

If you’re not ready to go home
Can I get a hell no
Cause we gonna go all night
Till we see the sunlight alright

So la da di da di, we like to party
Dancing with Miley
Doing whatever we want
This is our house
This is our rules
And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
Can’t you see it’s we who own the night
Can’t you see it we who bout’ that life
And we can’t stop
And we won’t stop
We run things, Things don’t run we
We don't take nothing from nobody

It’s our party we can do what we want
It’s our party we can say what we want
It’s our party we can love who we want
We can kiss who we want
We can see who we want


My favorite type of music is....

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My favorite type of music is rock, especially heavy metal, but not the Gothic or emo type. My favorite bands are Avenged Sevenfold, Good Charlotte, Linking Park, Green Day, Paramore, Simple Plan and many others. What I like about this type of music is the sound that the guitar, drums and bass make when they all come together making and unique sound, I mean, is real music not sounds created by a computer.  


 
 
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Everyone of us have these deep thoughts that we don't like to share with anyone, but there are others that we want to share with our family or friends to celebrate with you the victories in your life. In my case, my paragraph was on an event that made me very happy.

    Loving Words

Acceptance
Liked
Excited
Children
Happy
Loved
Dream
Education
Help
Love
   Neutral Words

Work
Found
Concentration
Some things
Found
 Words that carry    stress or judgment 

Future
Difficult
Anxiously

Reflecting on my paragraph....

     This is an activity that i have made before in my life specially at school. These kind of activities help you as a person to revise what is going on on your life. Also, it helps you to see those things that need to be changed or improved to be a better person and feel good about yourself. While making this piece of writing, at first I felt a little anxious because sometimes is difficult to talk about your life but as the kept writing, the words were flowing more easily. After reading this paragraph, I realized that things happen for a reason and the fact that something that you really wanted doesn't work out the way that you planed it doesn't mean that there are not other doors open for you to build your future.
 
 
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Be Daring!

 
 
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♥ Movie Review  
  The Conjuring

Of all the reviews posted in the blog, I really liked The Conjuring’s review because it is very complete and very easy to read. This post starts with a very detailed review that is going to help the reader to have a better understanding of what the movie is about. Another aspect that I liked is that exposes the themes presented throughout the whole movie like the spiritual aspect of the movie among others. Also, the author of this review talks about the positive and negative  aspects like the importance of family bonding (positive) and the part of the possession (negative) which was a very strong scene to watch. Before reading this review, I already watched the movie.  I have to say that I agree with the author when he says that the movie is an effective scary movie because I have watched tons of demonic possession movies and honestly, this is the very first time that a movie like this gives me the chills so this is a must watch flick.

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Movie Review         Carrie

The other review that I like was the one talking about Carrie.  What I like about this review is that it starts talking about the original film and how it’s been recreated through the years in different ways. After refreshing the reader’s memory of the original movie, the author presents to the reader a review about the new movie explaining what the movie is about. Also, this critique explains the different themes and religious symbols presented in the movie. This review also explains the acting and their contribution in the movie of the principal characters: Julianne Moore and Chloë Grace Moretz. I’m definitely going to watch this movie since I watched the original and I want to see if the new version is as good as the original.


Now, talking about my movie review.....

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After reading the film reviews given by the professor, I went back to my reviews and noticed that I needed to add more details in each one of them. First, let’s start with the plot. In my reviews the plot was straight to the point not giving a lot of details of the movie itself, something that you should do when reviewing a movie. The second thing that I needed to add was a critic regarding on the actors (acting) in The Evil Dead review and I just didn’t like I did in the Fright Night review where I focused on the actors and their acting throughout the movie. Finally, I didn’t write the classification of the movie and how the reader is going to know the classification if you don’t write it in your review. After doing this assignment, I learned that we need to be more detailed when we are writing because maybe there are sometimes that the readers don’t fully understand a piece of writing because maybe it’s not written appropriately.


 
 
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Since I was a little girl, I have loved watching movies but which is my favorite genre?..... Yeah, that’s right horror movies like vampires, zombies, ghosts’, serial killers, well… every horror movie out there. The best  horror movies made  are those from the 80’s and 90’s like “Friday the 13th”, “The Lost Boys”, “Return of the Living Dead”, “Night of the Demons” and many more. This last decade, the horror movies industry is lacking what they are supposed to do…. Scare people. This past ten years there had been some horror movies if you can call them like that, where they present silly vampires, zombies and serial killers that there are just boring. Now, I will present to you a comparison between two movies, one that I really like and another that I just said really? made in the present.

Movie that I liked

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Movie: The Evil Dead (2013)
Plot:  
      Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.

I really like this movie because it brings back what horror movies are supposed to do, scare people. The demons shown in this movie are very scary and it gives you the scare from its begging through the end of the movie just wanting to see more. Before watching this movie I used to say that I wanted to see a horror movie with tons of blood to scare the hell out of me and this movie just did. The Evil Dead is a remake of a movie with the same title from the 80’ and in this rare case it was better than the original. This movie definitely saved horror movies.

Movie that I didn't like Vs the original 

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Movie: Fright Night (2011)
Plot: A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire.


       Fright Night is a vampire movie also a remake from an 80’s movie with the same title but just gone wrong. The idea of the movie was changed in all the ways possible making the lead vampire Jerry Dandrige just a silly vampire. When I heard that this vampire was played by Colin Farrell I thought that he would bring back the mystery of this vampire but it just didn’t. Also, other main character changed was Peter Vincent “ The great vampire killer” was just some crazy drunk and worthless man who was running around scare. The movie was in 3D and I hardly could see any 3D effect and its effects they were just horrible. The makers of this movie just destroyed one of the best vampire movies made in the 80’s.

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 Movie: Fright Night (1985)
 Plot: A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire.


     The original Fright Night (my favorite movie of all times) had everything a vampire movie should have, scary vampires. Even though this movie was made on an era where there were the technology wasn’t as advance as it is today, it brings scary vampires made with real make up and not just made by computer. Also, the acting was really great with Chris Sarandon playing the lead vampire; it shows what vampires are supposed to be scary and mysterious. This movie is categorized one of the best vampires movies of all times and it is definitely worth watching and it is entreating and scary from its beginning through the end. Finnaly, this is the reason why I didn't like the new one it is just lacking of what a great vampire movie is.

 
 
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Back in 2009 I finally had the chance to take the test to get my driver’s license and I remember this event like it was yesterday. Days before, I took the driving practices and I prepared really well to past this test. Then, the day came and there were a few people who were going to take the test the same day as I. it was a cloudy morning in Barranquitas and it was raining a little bit. My turn came in and the instructor that was assigned to me was this grumpy old man. As the test began, I did everything correct, I put the left turn signal and looked through both mirrors and took off. Everything was going great; I was on the speed required made the stops correctly but then, at a turn I had to stop in front of this white line leaving space between the front on the car and the line and all of the sudden, this giant truck came and made a closed turn an then he couldn’t pass and then the instructor yelled at me very nicely (yeah right!)  “que estas esperando arranca!! Yo no te tengo que decir que arranques!!” then I took off in a shock  as he told me too. Finally, the parking part came and I did it perfectly but thanks to the mistake made by the driver of the truck this grumpy old man decided to fail my test and that made me very angry because it wasn’t my fault. But then, I took the test the very next week and finally passed the test with a high score.