Friday, July 29, 2016

Sofi- July Response 3rd!?

July has been an interesting month for all of us. We were to busy caught up in other things we have been doing, and totally forgot about coming up with a topic for response 3rd. Also, none of us really knew what to do for this months topic as well so... OOPS!

This is probably not the last time this is going to happen. Since school is starting for us at the end of this month, and we will probably have to be doing many of other things, we may not get all response 3rds done.

BUT, that's completely fine! We are all working on our own blogs when we are not on this one, so if you want, you can go check those out. (we will also be posting other blog posts on this as well, don't forget)

Hope you all understand (for the future as well)!

Thanks xx

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Rach- Recent location pictures // Response 3

Sorry for being late on this month's Response 3 topic. I just got back from vacation. :)
Okay, so this month we are doing the topic "Pictures from a place we were recently at"
I was just recently at a Twenty One Pilots concert on June 19th... BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. (ik ik sooo cliche but honestly though.( I'll write a blog post a little bit about it) ). I was also at the beach this past week. But I cannot post pictures from there bc they are all on my phone.

So for this specific post, I'll just put pictures from my trip from Tennessee that I never posted....

      Got this cool picture when leaving the Andrew Jackson House. It looks like a painting! 

 Driving to Nashville :))

 Visiting the Opryland Hotel... It was gorgeous inside!

 They have a radio station in the hotel?! 

 A picture of my sister and her boyfriend on this vintage looking staircase. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sofi- Pictures of a Place // Response 3

So this month's Response 3rd topic is "Pictures of places we have been recently."

I haven't really gone anywhere special recently.
But in March, I had this English project to do, and I went to go take pictures of a near by little pond.

Anyways, here's some of my photography for this month's Response 3rd.

sorry I'm not good at photography

Thanks loves xx

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sofi- A few of my favorite poems // Response 3

so, here we are, with more poetry related things.....

Today we are just explaining a few of our favorite slam poems and spoken words. (Mainly because we all love poetry)

I decided not to explain why I love them, or their meanings, because your meanings are not the same as mine, and I don't want to effect the different type of beauty you see in the video verse the beauty i do.

so yeah, here's that

1. Moles Don't Think About Space or Small Talk ~ Savannah Brown <3 (yes, I'm in love with sav)

2. Explaining my Depression to my Mother ~ Sabrina Benaim

3. What Lies Ahead ~ Sav Brown (yes I know a lot of these are sav poems)

4. This city is alive ~ Sav Brown (basically go watch all of sav's poems because they are literally all beautiful and amazing)

Yes, I know this is her poem Graffiti and not this city is alive... it just wasn't showing up when I was trying to put it in the blog post... so just go to sav's channel and watch all her vids.... sorry I'm literally obsessed

5. When I was a kid ~ Shane Koyczan 

6. Anxiety Group ~Cataline Ferro

7. Remember how we forgot ~ Shane K 

These are just a few of the ones I love.
There's obviously for many that I love,
but I just wanted to post a quick few that really stick to me.

(I'm sorry I haven't really been blogging very much on any of my blogs. My mind hasn't been in the right place recently, and nor will it ever be, and I've had so much school and life crap to do that I just can't get done)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Rachel- Favorite Poem / / Response 3

Favorite Poem

   So, for this month's Response 3, we are going to choose one of our favorite poems. It can be written down, on a picture on the internet, a video, a webpage, from a blog, etc. 
     So here is one of my favorite poems, and why.
( I may include a few.....) 

  1. "When the fat girl gets skinny" 

      This is one of my favorite slam poems out there. I do not relate to the topic of this poem, but I came across this video and when I watched it, my jaw dropped. Her words were so powerful as she spoke the truth. All lines in the poem stood out to me, but one in particular stood out the most. 
"When you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you go to the hospital.
If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you are a success story."
That line is so powerful. I love it. It depicts how society views thin as beautiful and how if you are not necessarily thin, you are not beautiful. It shows how ugly society is because of that perception. If you become thin, "you are a success story"- that is how people think, and it is wrong to draw conclusions that somebody is healthy based on appearance. 

This poem is so strong and powerful.

     This is another one of my favorite poems. I really shows what having a panic attack is like through poetry. Poetry gives you the freedom to openly use descriptive words to get your point across, and this poem, like many, does this. 
  He really illustrates how having a panic attack is like suffering silently since you are not able to do anything about it. you literally sit there suffering. You cannot think. You cannot think about anything other than trying to find some comfort, trying to stop panicking, trying to seem like you're okay on the outside because you don't want people looking at you. This poem really shows this, even through his voice. 


     This is another one of my favorite poems. Another slam poem, but this one is also very powerful. Everything about it is powerful. I love that there is 3 people who speak because it emphasizes their main idea of the line. Having three people speak project the meaning and build a structure for their poem. I  love  that.  I especially love the line:
"But we are taught it is better to be silent, than to make them uncomfortable."
This line tells you that they do not teach us important things, or things that we should hear, that we are taught to hold our tongues and be silent. 
The entire poem is flawless. I have no words to describe why it is one of my favorites. <3

  Although there are many of favorite poems, here are a view that happen to be spoken word/slam poetry. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rachel- Poem Medley

Poem Medley Idea

Want a fun or meaningful and creative idea for a poem? This is just for you!

This idea is what I call a poem medley. The directions are simple, and you will see why it has that name.

  1. find a bunch of poems and pick out lines from a poem (or song) that you like.
  2. Arrange them to where they fit, and feel free to add in additional words so it makes more sense. 
  3. Try to have a bunch of lines and few lines from one source. (So don't write like half of a song from the lyrics that you like) 
    • If you have numerous lines from one source, try your best to spread it out within your poem for a better outcome
  4. When you have combined lines from poems and/or song lyrics and added additional words (if needed so it  makes more sense), you have now created your poem medley.
Because you have gathered many lines from these poems or song lyrics, it is a variation and you created your own poem. Hence the name "poem medley".

Did you give these lines a new life? A new meaning?

Enjoy this fun and creative activity!

- Rach

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sofi- Thoughts to Bring Yourself Down // Response 3

Thoughts to Bring Yourself Down (If you were to die tomorrow)

“If you were to die tomorrow,
what would you change about today?”
I know that I’d change,
well, just about everything.
My regrets,
my mistakes,
but we all make a ton of those,
supposedly some rather not share.

You don’t get a say when you’re 6 feet
under everyone else's steps,
watching friends pulled by yellow balloons
as they learn how to grin.

Everyone has an expiration date,
inescapable fate.
I don’t know what I’d do if I were to die tomorrow,
I mean,
my thoughts bury me from day to day.

Shove me inside of a locket,
the ground’s new created pocket,
like I said,
6 feet underground,
and I can’t ever escape,
these thoughts in your creatively, exterminated mind.

Ghost don’t actually exist,
I just created them in my head.
Especially the ones that look familiar,
like someone else I met 6 feet below,
watching our same friends go,
and they float away,
but in my mind,
a different way.

In good ol' America, April is National Poetry Month! (Yayyy) And so for this month, we decided to post poems that we've written for our Response (to the) third!
I hope you enjoy our poems! (sorry I'm not a very great poet, and btw this was a poem I had written for an English project)