I was just reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy for class and I wanted to see how my writing measured up, not only to a published author but one whom many contend wrote the best work of fiction in the last decade. Here is the opening paragraph to that work.

Quote from the opening of the novel )

New class

Jan. 3rd, 2007 01:34 pm
This time I'm only visiting it (unless I choose to add it and there's enough room to add it). We'll see there but here's what it should entail.

cut! )

There's two essays I need to edit and I need help from others to catch the worst mistakes I may have made. I'll be going through it later but by then I may be tired. I need aid. Thank you. One thing I know I need to do is have two spaces between sentences because it will be double spaced.

First essay )

Second essay )

Not Mecchen 8. I wish. But I finished my classwork. Thank you to Mr. Smith who wrote that online article on utopian societies. woo! It's done. Next week will mean a lot of rewriting but till then. I'm ready to post what I have. *whew* Then tomorrow I can worry more about what I want to write in Mecchen House. I need to wake up at 8:30 am so I'm heading to bed now but so glad that is done! BYE!!!
We have everything you could want. All we ask is you be nice, everyone farms the land and you'll get an equal share compared to your neighbor. Each according to his ability, each according to their need.

I'm rather cynical of utopian ideas. Here. Check out there articles (so are cynical too) All there are given as reading in my online class. Then I have my own reaction to follow.
Lot of writing stuff )
The modem is on life support for another day...or so...

So I can post my essay on the death penalty, rough draft and questions answered.

Cut cut cut )
Still a week to go on my mom's foot surgery. Gonna be another busy week Got off easy last week.
Class-stuff )
Something I wrote for class. A thesis statement followed by an analysis.

Texties! )
This is different. As opposed to P&P's stuck up feeling, this book is really freaking disturbing and unsettling. I LOVE IT! ^_^

I'll still do OOC quotes but they're more due to their inherent oddity than any humor citing out of context gives...
Long text to follow this )
Which means I'm finally, officially done with this book. This reading reaction asks just to lay out a couple of thoughts you have about the book and here it is

WARNING! English major work ahead! *hard turn!* )

And now to dinner and I'll poke my head into the next novel or some of the work in the online course...

The next work is Wuthering Heights, btw.

Here's some more quotes to culminate it.
You said..what? )

Aside from it constituting a big chunk of my weekend.

I gotta give it credit for not being totally insufferable past the first volume but there's this one letter that Mr. Darcy supposedly wrote...on two sheets of paper (yeah right...)

Mr. Darcy's epic letter. )
@_@ sheesh. At least the online version is good enough to add paragraph breaks. The original Jane Austen 1817 version is exactly as that is written. *dies*
"We dressed up Chamberlayne in woman's clothes on purpose to pass for a lady, only think what fun! Not a soul knew of it...for we were forced to borrow one of her gowns; and you cannot imagine how well he looked!"

"Lydia will never be easy until she has exposed herself in some public place or other."

"She saw, with the creative eye of fancy, the streets of that gay bathing-place covered with officers. She saw herself the object of attention, to tens and to scores of them at present unknown. She saw all the glories of the camp--its tents stretched forth in beauteous uniformity of lines, crowded with the young and the gay, and dazzling with scarlet; and, to complete the view, she saw herself seated beneath a tent, tenderly flirting with at least six officers at once."

Enjoy ^^

But wii'll how things turn out tomorrow.

Further... )


Sep. 13th, 2006 07:30 pm
Pride and Prejudice quote
"As I must therefore conclude that you are not serious in your rejection of me, I shall choose to attribute it to your wish of increasing my love by suspense, according to the usual practice of elegant females."

*aims zappy*

Ok, I'm starting to warm to Lizzy a bit. And I feel there's much more to be gleaned from the characters than before but it's slow going.
It's the P&P character map.

Oh joy... )

Headaches! ^_^ wooo!
Well the online-type start of class is actually Saturday so I'll deal with everything then. I'm ordering the books too.

For now, just Nina hugging and reading of Pride and Prejudice till I get to...*divides for pacing* page 50 or so. With 40 pages each day to make it to Monday.

I'm just glad I have no report-to class time on Tues and Thurs

Class tomorrow. There's a few wrinkles though. My Tues and Thursday class has been made into an internet-class. We'll be meeting only on this Tues at the time given then...who knows. Neither instructor for either class knows where we'll be meeting. Good to know the annex college is up on its game with getting info to their professors *sarcastic thumbs-up*

I read some of Pride and Prejudice to get ahead on the pacing off the novels. X_X Urge to kill Jane Austen with a time machine...rising.

On Sept 11th, no class, first day.
Tues September 12th - Eng 310 - 1:00 pm to 3:05 pm
Wed September 13th - Eng 475 - 11:00 am to 12:25 pm (hunger is gonna be a headache)
Thurs September 14th - Eng 310 - 1:00 pm to 3:05 pm
Fri September 15th - Eng 475 - 11:00 am to 12:25 pm

Then the following week will be...
Mon September 18th - Eng 475 - 11:00 am to 12:25 pm
Tues September 19th - Eng 310 - 1:00 pm to 3:05 pm
Wed September 20th - Eng 475 - 11:00 am to 12:25 pm (hunger is gonna be a headache)
Thurs September 21th - Eng 310 - 1:00 pm to 3:05 pm
Fri September 22th - Eng 475 - 11:00 am to 12:25 pm

And that will be the norm till the last week of regular classes on December 1st. Then finals week the next week I presume. And things should be done by December 8th.

On a side note....


*coughs* ^_^ yeah. *uses exanimate because I have no clue what that means and I want to see the animation*



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