Friday, April 15, 2011

Good stories needed, I mean, really, really needed.



  • Well, today, for about the millionth time in Mrs. Simmons English class, we had to write a story about a time we had to "overcome our fears." Seriously, though phrased differently, we pretty much get this same topic every time - "When I faced my fears", "When I didn't think I could do it, yet did", "A time when I had to use Tae-Kwon-do and defeated 18 ninjas." (okay, we've never had that last one, but it would be so cool if we had.) Anyway, adults seem to think future adults - we are taking their jobs soon, and probably be better at them, so they may be transferring their fear to us-that we live in constant fear on ahourly basis.


  • "Oh my gosh!!! There's a squirrel on the sidewalk. It might rip my throat out!!! No, Thaddeus, just face your fears and step into the grass to skirt this killer tree rodent. Hooray, you faced your fears! "


  • My thinking is that we need to take back our story telling. So that's what I'm doing. We kids should start trading story ideas, fear involved or not, and actually write about something. So if you have any story ideas, post them here. I've got all kinds of great advice and comments that your teachers will never tell you, and other kids with constructive criticism or positive feedback can help also. I'm figuring we know good story telling better than these freaked out adults. C'mon guys, let's take back good story telling!!!


  • The adults may have messed it up, but we can show them that life doesn't have to be all boring, full of lessons that can be stated in a thesis statement, and involving fear. Looking forward to hearing your story ideas (except Billy Cunningham - A story about a kid who has a possessed arm that is "always punching yourself" is not a story)


  • Thaddeus A. Ledbetter, Editor and Chief (self appointed)

14 comments:

  1. What would you do if you became President and aliens made a plan with terrorists to take over the Islands of Cancer and blow up the world...

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  2. If you were given an offer for your dream job, full-time, but you wouldn't be paid, would you accept the position and do your favorite thing in the world every day but get paid nothing, or would you decline and get a new job? Or would you try to cram in two full-time jobs or one full-time and one part-time job?

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  3. What if you had a birthday on February 29th

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  4. What if you had a million dollars what do you do with it.

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    1. lol i would buy everything i ever wanted

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  5. pretend you could have any car in the world what would it be? and why would you want it?

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  6. if you could have any one thing for free what would it be

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  7. Dear Thaddeus, I couldn`t help but post something here. I think an interesting idea is to write about what your dream house would look like (furnishings, architecture, etc.). I think it is possible to learn a lot about a person by reading about what they would have if they could have anything (not in a creepy stalker learning sense, but in a friend sort of way. You know what I mean, right?)

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  8. This website is kinda sad actually. Almost as sad as valve making a fake-website for aperture science. Seriously loving the book though!

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  9. My idea of a good book is a journal about how some holiday (Christmas, New Years, Valentines, Summer break) got ruined in some way.

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  10. My prompt: What do you think of Thaddeus and why? (Ps: all haters will be thrown off the edge of the world even though there is no edge of the world..... you get the point.)

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