Friday, September 19, 2008

Sci-Fi As A Genre Of Choice? NO THANKS

After reading The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, science fiction is not a genre I would pick unless assigned or highly recommended to me. The genre just does not interest me.

I have a hard time relating to the action taking place in a sci-fi story, and most of the time, the story is difficult for me to follow. The references to other events are sometimes ones I know nothing about. The setting and actions taking place within a sci-fi story are often hard for me to imagine because of their complex creativity.

Also, just like in The Time Machine and many other sci-fi stories, the story's ending leaves people hanging or takes many series to come to. I would rather read a story which has an ending that leaves me satisfied.

On the other hand, if I have to read a sci-fi story, I will, while understanding the story to the best of my ability. In addition to that, although The Time Machine was not as satisfying was I would have liked, the book was somewhat interesting and would be a good read for some.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Our Next Leader: John McCain

John McCain would make a very good president for our wonderful nation. I agree with many of his political issues and so do many other people. He has a lot of experience and would help our nation to prosper.

This is an excerpt from my draft of Letters to the Next President :
"Also, just as you do, I believe life begins at the moment of conception and unborn babies should have the same rights all other humans are provided. I also coincide with you in saying that if the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest or would harm the life of the mother, abortion is acceptable.

Unlike you think, though, testing should be done on the women who claims to have been raped. This testing procedure should be taken so that woman are not using rape as an excuse to abort in the case of an unwanted pregnancy. The issue of abortion and sex education should be stressed more to the women in our country, so they will think before they force an unwanted pregnancy on themselves."

If John McCain becomes President, our nation will improve and succeed.

CHARLIE : New World Hero

Charlie is perfect in the emotional, physical, and mental aspects of his life. First, he surges with emotional stability. He controls his emotions and expresses the right emotion for the situation. Never is he overly emotional or not emotional enough. Secondly, his physical abilities enable him to do anything. He has an endurance and speed that exceeds even the greatest Olympic runners, the ones who hold world records. The strength of even the greatest body builders does not even begin to compare to the strength he embodies. His physical abilities are said to be countless. Last but not least, mentally, he prepares himself for all problems put before him, especially problems of even the greatest difficulty. His mind overflows with all of the knowledge ever known. He shows full capability of thinking quickly in times of need, even when all others would panic. Charlie's emotional, physical, and mental states exhibit the features of an ideal leader, one who runs a successful world.