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Pen Pals: Based On X-Files Characters
Pen Pals: Based On X-Files Characters
Pen Pals: Based On X-Files Characters Forward: This story was written based on the X-Files characters created by Chris Carter and Ten Thirteen productions. In no way this story is being used to infringe or defame these characters or the X-Files television series. The story is based on my speculation of what happened to Agent Fox Mulder\'s sister when she was a child. According to the writers of the X-Files, this story has no affiliation to what really happened to Samantha Mulder when she was a c
1984
1984
1984 I think that today\'s society is a half version of George Owell\'s novel, 1984, in some ways it is similar and in others, uniquely different. The closest we come today to a Big Brother is the mob. The people are also controlled by watchful security cameras and subliminal messages. However, something in life today is very different from that of 1984, it is the people. In the words of the famous lyricist, Power to the People. In analyzing Big Brother, there are similarities between it
A Day in the Life of a Gnome
A Day in the Life of a Gnome
A Day in the Life of a Gnome Moses Alba Mrs. Foreman English IV Thursday, January 30, 1997 Once upon a time there was a gnome named Knob, who lived the far off land of Gnomania. Gnomania is a huge underground lair with only one entrance. The only entrance to this lair is by swimming down to the bottom of the ocean floor and knocking on a large clam. On the other side of this clam is an old grouchy gnome named Stubby whose only job was to keep the clam clean, and listen for the knock of incoming
American Dream
American Dream
American Dream Every morning Joel Hardy was awoken by his alarm at precisely seven thirty-five. He would have a shower in the master bathroom on the third floor of his home. He would then eat a hearty breakfast, (prepared by his beautiful wife Joanne), with his daughter, Jennifer. Then he hopped cheerily into his new Mercedes, and started to work. Joel worked at Virtual Tech. Computers, a new computer company that specialized in virtual reality. Joel was the chief design editor and brought home
Canterbury Tales: The Knight
Canterbury Tales: The Knight
Canterbury Tales: The Knight In his prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer introduces all of the characters who are involved in this fictional journey and who will tell the tales. One of the more interesting of the characters included in this introductory section is the Knight. Chaucer initially refers to the Knight as a most distinguished man and, indeed, his sketch of the Knight is highly complimentary. In this essay, I will contrast Chaucer\'s ideal Knight with its modern equivalent. The Knight, Chauce
Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy For over fifty years, beginning with the famous ENIAC, a revolution has been taking place in the United States and the world. The personal computer has changed the way many people think and live. With its amazing versatility, it has found its way into every area of life, and knowing how to operate it is a requirement for today\'s world. Those who have not taken the time to learn about computers often do not even know what to do once one has been turned on, and this problem shou
The Problem of Place in America and My Neighbor
The Problem of Place in America and My Neighbor
The Problem of Place in America and My Neighborhood: The Breakdown of Community WR 121 Paper #2 In Ray Oldenburg\'s The Problem of Place in America and Ishmael Reed\'s My Neighborhood the authors express thier dissatisfaction with the community. Oldenburg focuses on the lack of a third place and the effects of consumerism on the suburbs, while Reed recalls his experience with prejudice communities. Their aim is to identify problems in our society that they find to be a problem. Althoug
The Fear of Science
The Fear of Science
The Fear of Science To live in the today\'s world is to be surrounded by the products of science. For it is science that gave our society color television, the bottle of aspirin, and the polyester shirt. Thus, science has greatly enhanced our society; yet, our society are still afraid of the effect of science. This fear of science can be traced back to the nineteenth century where scientist had to be secretative in experimenting with science. Although science did wonders in the nineteenth centur
Creative Essay: Captain Edward J. Smith on Trail f
Creative Essay: Captain Edward J. Smith on Trail f
Creative Essay: Captain Edward J. Smith on Trail for Sinking of the Titanic The entire world is preoccupied with the fact that Captain Edward J. Smith is going to court in New York City. Captain Edward J. Smith is being accused of negligence in the sinking of the Titanic. At this trial there will be lots of media coverage. Most of the news stations across the world are preparing to film this case, so they can bring it right to you on your television screens at home. The word is going around that
Creative Writing: The Search
Creative Writing: The Search
Creative Writing: The Search I used to work for the F.B.I., in the Portland office. It was my childhood dream to be the one who gets the bad guy. My fiftieth birthday was in just three months. I had a wife and three children, still do, and the same job I\'d had since my graduation from Quantico. We were living just outside Portland. My oldest son, John jr., was in his third year at Washington. The twins were high school seniors at this time and my pride and joy, daddy\'s little girls. Carolyn an
1984 And The Truman Show
1984 And The Truman Show
1984 And The Truman Show A utopia is a seemingly perfect world, with happiness, honesty, equality, and peace. Although in the novel, 1984, by George Orwell, and the film The Truman Show, directed by Peter Wier, the readers and viewers are presented with a negative utopian society. A negative utopian society is a perfect world that somewhere has gone wrong. The controllers in the novel and film succeeded in achieving complete control and power, which was their attempt to make the ideal society. E
Creative Writing: Unhappy Meal
Creative Writing: Unhappy Meal
Creative Writing: Unhappy Meal Aaron lit a Basic brand cigarette as Amir pulled his beat up 1976 snot green Chevy Nova into the crowded parking lot of the McDonalds on Route 1 in Saugus, Massachusetts. He always seemed to do this to himself; lighting cigarettes when he\'d just have to snipe them out on the bottom of his tattered army boot. He put his pointer finger to his head and pantomimed shooting himself. Amir glanced at him uneasily, then scanned the lot for an open space. Aaron drew hard o
Creative Writing: X-Men
Creative Writing: X-Men
Creative Writing: X-Men Zach Dotsey English 101 Section 30 12 December, 1996 When many people hear about the X-Men, they think of a silly kid\'s comic book, but that is not so. X-Men, actually most comic books in general, are a unique blend of two classic art forms; drawings, sometimes even paintings, and storytelling. A comic artist must be able to convey the right mood and feeling for his or her art. They must also be able to fluidly tell a story and fit it all in the allotted number of pages.
27 years of 60 minutes
27 years of 60 minutes
27 years of 60 minutes 27 Years of Influential 60 Minutes Since 1968 America has been better enlightened than previously concerning current events and happenings around the world. A considerable factor for this occurrence is the television program 60 Minutes which debuted on the air in September of 1968. Many other television newsmagazines have been produced since its creation, however none have possessed the longevity nor the influence of 60 Minutes. Infact, 60 Minutes, which is owned by CBS Ne
The Effects of UFO's on People
The Effects of UFO's on People
The Effects of UFO\'s on People By Steve Edwards Almost every civilization in history that has kept a written history has recorded the sightings of strange objects and lights in the skies. These objects have been described as glowing wheels, colored balls of light, and disk shaped objects. Today unexplained aerial phenomena are generally referred to as unidentified flying objects (UFO\'s) or flying saucers. The effects of extra terrestrial sightings can have an adverse effect on people if influe
A Futuristic Interview With Romeo
A Futuristic Interview With Romeo
A Futuristic Interview With Romeo SCENE I: Setting: On the set of ‘Time Voyager\', a new television series. Characters: ANN - Announcer ROMEO - Romeo ANN: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome again to this week\'s edition of Time Voyager. In case this is the first time you have tuned in and are unfamiliar with the concept, let me explain it to you. Modern technology today allows us to go back in time, as you probably know already. We do just that - go back and visit those times and places that had so m
Family Unity and Moral Values
Family Unity and Moral Values
Family Unity and Moral Values The increase in the number of divorces and the decrease in the number of marriages does not reflect a breakdown of the family unit in the United States and the decay of moral values. I don\'t think divorce is as big of problem as politicians make it out to be. Yes, many couples get divorced, but their children can still have stability and grow up to be good people. (Price) The breakdown of the family unit in the United States and the decay of moral values are due
Othello and King Lear: A comparison
Othello and King Lear: A comparison
Othello and King Lear: A comparison If Shakespeare was alive today it is certain that there would be a lot written about him. We would read reviews of his new plays in newspapers, articles about his poetry in the literary papers, and gossip about his love life and his taste in clothes splashed across the glossy magazines. His views about everything under the sun, from the government to kitchen furniture, would probably appear regularly in the colour supplements. His face would be familiar on tel
Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Jul
Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Jul
Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann\'s Romeo and Juliet Sex, drugs, and violence are usually a potent combination, and only William Shakespeare could develop them into a masterful, poetic, and elegant story. In the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, all these aspects of teenage life absorb the reader or watcher. It is understood that Hollywood would try to imitate this masterpiece on screen, and it has done so in two films: Franco Zeffirelli\'s 1968 Romeo and Juliet and Baz Luhrmann\'s 19
The Soliloquies of Hamlet
The Soliloquies of Hamlet
The Soliloquies of Hamlet Authors use various literary elements to give insight into the mental composition of their characters. In Shakespeare\'s “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,” we can trace Hamlet\'s mental process through his soliloquies. Hamlet\'s first soliloquy reveals him to be thoroughly disgusted with Gertrude, Claudius, and the world in general. “How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable, seem to me all the uses of this world” (1284), he said. He is saddened by the death of his father, who
Coping With Computers
Coping With Computers
Coping With Computers CIS 101 DECEMBER 20, 1996 PROF. GARTNER While the twentieth century has proven to be a technological revolution, there has not been a single development with as much impact on our day to day lives than that of the computer. For many, the development of the modern computer has provided more widespread business opportunities, greater production efficiency, and greater convenience at both work and home than any other innovation has provided us with. Many of the degrees earned
Who Is Most To Blame For Macbeth's Downfall?
Who Is Most To Blame For Macbeth's Downfall?
Who Is Most To Blame For Macbeth\'s Downfall? I have chosen to write my essay about the cause of Macbeth\'s downfall. I believe Macbeth had an immense build up of hatred inside him waiting to be released. I will discuss the possible factors that could have placed the final straw on the camel\'s back and lead to the releasing of brave soldier Macbeth\'s bloodthirst, and why he committed the acts he did. The first suspects are the witches. After all it was their voices that implanted the thoughts
Method of Communication and Different Uses of Comm
Method of Communication and Different Uses of Comm
Method of Communication and Different Uses of Communication With the development of civilization and written languages came the need for more frequent and reliable methods of communication allowing messages to reach longer distances. This was essential to the control of trade and other affairs between nations and empires. Early man used cave walls as the media on which messages could be transcribed, this was common for many years, until the Egyptians discovered a special kind of rush (Papyrus) t
CyberPorn: On A Screen Near You
CyberPorn: On A Screen Near You
CyberPorn: On A Screen Near You Cybersex. This word brings to mind a barrage of images, which might be on Stra Trek or virtual reality video by aerosmith. Sex is everywhere today--in books, magazines, films, internet, television, and music videos. Something about the combination of sex and computers seems to make children and adults for that matter, a little crazy. In an 18 month study, the team surveyed 917,840 sexually explicit pictures on the internet where pornographic. Trading in explicit i
Dragons in America
Dragons in America
Dragons in America Ian Richards World Literature Hr. 3 9 September 1996 Monsters or dragons in present day America are feared .Monsters in America consist of politicians, celebrities, and criminals. In America they are portrayed through media, television, and movies. Monsters in America are feared but can also be seen as a source of entertainment. Media and entertainment create most of the fear in Americans. In the news we hear of shooting, killings, and rapes everyday. The media always gives a
Richard Lederer: His Works
Richard Lederer: His Works
Richard Lederer: His Works Richard Lederer was once asked where he would get all these funny stories he answered: Ever since I became a writer, I had found that questions the most difficult to answer and had only recently come up with an analogy that I thought would satisfy both my audience and me. Pouncing on the opportunity to unveil my spanking new explanation, I countered with, Where does the spider get its web? The idea, of course, was that the spider is not aware how it spins out its intr
How Advertising Affects What You Buy
How Advertising Affects What You Buy
How Advertising Affects What You Buy Catherine Crawford English 1A MW 4-515 Dr. Bergmann November 13, 1994 (Research Paper) OUTLINE Thesis: Advertising has different effects on consumers, it changes their prospective on what is, and what is not, worth buying, what they buy and when they buy it. 1. How advertisers target a certain background or area for their product, and how they get your attention. 2. What advertisers use to get you to buy their product, such as symbols or slogans. 3. Descripti
Life Is But A Choice
Life Is But A Choice
Life Is But A Choice Greg McGuigan Beginning with the time of birth until the time of death, people have to make choices everyday on how to achieve the goals in their lives. One can imagine life as a long winding road with millions of other roads branching off in many directions. The only problem is that life is too short to explore every single road. In addition, the essence of time will not allow anyone to go back to a road that was passed. Everyone must choose his/her own roads through life r
Personal Essay: Look Before You Leap
Personal Essay: Look Before You Leap
Personal Essay: Look Before You Leap One bright Easter day about four years ago, my family had gone to my grandparents\' house to celebrate Easter like we usually do each year. We talked, ate, and had fun. Little did we know when we drove up to the house that, by the end of the day, we would be in a hospital emergency room. It all started when my cousin suggested that we have a water fight. We had water guns and water Easter eggs. These were plastic eggs filled with water that would come open
Lord of the Flies: We Hate Piggy
Lord of the Flies: We Hate Piggy
Lord of the Flies: We Hate Piggy In many novels there\'s usually a character the reader loves to hate. Whether that character be a loser, a loner, or someone who\'s just chubby, we all have made fun of that particular person at least once in our lives. Throughout William Golding\'s novel, Lord of the Flies, he illustrates the joy of readers in hating Piggy\'s character. In the beginning of the novel, when Ralph meets Piggy after the plane crash, Piggy regretfully tells Ralph what the kids used t
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta f
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta f
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age This statement represents the cumulative wisdom and innovation of many dozens of people. It is based primarily on the thoughts of four co-authors: Ms. Esther Dyson; Mr. George Gilder; Dr. George Keyworth; and Dr. Alvin Toffler. This release 1.2 has the final imprimatur of no one. In the spirit of the age: It is copyrighted solely for the purpose of preventing someone else from doing so. If you have it, you can use it any
In Our Time
In Our Time
In Our Time The Nick Adams stories were my favorite of the collection because I got to know Nick through the reading. I started to understand Nick and I could anticipate the actions and feelings that he was feeling. I am not sure if this is because I became familiar with Nick or because I have done many of the things Nick has done and was able to understand what he was doing. Big Two-Hearted River: Part I and II were the most enjoyable short stories of the ones I read. The language that Heming
Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Imagery
Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Imagery
Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Imagery In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, the author Didion uses fiery imagery to parallel the San Bernardino Valley to hell.  It is a place where the hills blaze up spontaneously, and every voice seems a scream. (p.3)  Didions hellish descriptions of the geography reflect the culture of San Bernardino Valley.  It is where the hot wind blows and the old ways do not seem relevant, where the divorce rate is double the national average. (p.4)  In this
Summary of New-Making and Charles Shultz's Peanuts
Summary of New-Making and Charles Shultz's Peanuts
Summary of New-Making and Charles Shultz\'s Peanuts Summary of News-Making: The Pseudo-Event From education and consumption, to personal relations and public affairs the news media in the United States captures our attention by littering it with pseudo-events. As advancements in technology made it possible for journalists to communicate more easily, the media began to blossom into the national scene instead of the usual local news and events. More and more technologies were developed that in tur
Personal Writing: The College Experience
Personal Writing: The College Experience
Personal Writing: The College Experience The biggest adaptation I have had to make in my life was moving to college. Not only was it totally different from high school in relation to the content of classes and homework, but it was also completely different from my home life. I was living on my own, with new surroundings and new people. Needless to say, this was something like I had never experienced before. Generally, college classes aren\'t that much more difficult than high school courses. The
Creative Writing: There Isn't Much Time
Creative Writing: There Isn't Much Time
Creative Writing: There Isn\'t Much Time It is Monday morning and I have slept in, thanks to Thanksgiving. In fact, it\'s twelve o\'clock and I am free for the afternoon. As usual, I sit in front of the . television after I clean myself up, staring endlessly at the screen with my finger clicking on the remote. I realize that I have a draft due on Thursday, but I justify my procrastination with reasons like: there is still lots of time. Life is faster now, and people in the 90\'s are supposed t
The Video Game Wars
The Video Game Wars
The Video Game Wars Brian Paik Video games are a big market these days. Within the past few years, the industry has boomed into a very large business. Within this business, there are three big companies are fighting to be the best. Nintendo\'s N64, Sega\'s Saturn, and Sony\'s Playstation are the three main systems in this huge market. Because there are so many games for these systems, and because it is such a big business, stores specializing in only these games are opening everywhere. A few day
Homeless: What Has Been Done To Decrease The Probl
Homeless: What Has Been Done To Decrease The Probl
Homeless: What Has Been Done To Decrease The Problem? One of the largest growing concerns in Toronto is the constantly increasing number of citizens who are finding themselves living on the streets. With the decrease in the number of available jobs, the population of homeless people has literally boomed. My questions are not as simple to answer as they may appear. Why is a large portion of our community forced to live on the streets? What has be done to decrease the problem? These are the questi
27 Years of Influential 60 Minutes
27 Years of Influential 60 Minutes
27 Years of Influential 60 Minutes Since 1968 America has been better enlightened than previously concerning current events and happenings around the world. A considerable factor for this occurrence is the television program 60 Minutes which debuted on the air in September of 1968. Many other television newsmagazines have been produced since its creation, however none have possessed the longevity nor the influence of 60 Minutes. Infact, 60 Minutes, which is owned by CBS News, was the first regul
Creative Writing: A Day at the Park
Creative Writing: A Day at the Park
Creative Writing: A Day at the Park It was a day I was subconsciously waiting my whole life for, but I didn\'t realize it until it was happening. The day was August 8, 1996, just 25 days before my son\'s first birthday. The Texas Rangers, my favorite baseball team, were in town to play the K.C. Royals. I had always dreamed of one day, taking my son to his first Rangers game. A father taking his son to a baseball game is just the American thing to do, and there I was, taking my son out to the ba
Airships
Airships
Airships INDEX PROLOGUE 2 TYPES OF AIRSHIP 2 RIGID AIRSHIP 2 NONRIGID AIRSHIP 3 HISTORY OF RIGID AIRSPS 3 HISTORY OF NONRIGID AIRSHIPS 4 AIRSHIPS TODAY 5 HINDENBURG 6 HINDENBURG DISASTER 7 PROLOGUE An airship is a type of lighter-than-air aircraft with propulsion and steering systems, it is used to carry passengers and cargo. It obtains its buoyancy from the presence of a lighter-than-air gas such as hydrogen or helium. The first airship was developed by the French, called a ballon dirigible, it
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master of suspense, and after viewing two of his m
The Media
The Media
The Media The media has been causing problems and clashes in opinions probably ever since the television was invented. The media probably started out OK, but after a while, they started twisting opinions and stories, and taking sides. I think that the media is going to twist a story to make it more interesting once too many times, and someone is going to sue them badly for it. I would like to prove that the media sometimes messes up the truth. The media sometimes finds a certain person and makes
Impact of Television Violence In Relation To Juven
Impact of Television Violence In Relation To Juven
Impact of Television Violence In Relation To Juvenile Delinquency When children are taught how to tie their shoes, it is because of how their parents showed them. When children are taught how to do math problems it is because how their teachers show them. With all of the role models how does television effect our children? Many adults feel that because they watched television when they were young and they have not been negatively affected then their children should not be affected as well. What
Appearances - A Universal Concern
Appearances - A Universal Concern
Appearances - A Universal Concern A desire to appear attractive is universal; it permeates all cultures and peoples, and stretches from the past to the present. Throughout history, both men and women have gone to great lengths to become more attractive. In all parts of the world, people take many different measures to beautify themselves. Even move, the animal world also exhibits the desire to be attractive. Male birds of paradise, with their brilliant hues, contrast sharply with the females. Ma
Appearance vs. Reality of Modern Music Affect on T
Appearance vs. Reality of Modern Music Affect on T
Appearance vs. Reality of Modern Music Affect on Teenagers In today\'s society the teenager has had more rights than ever before, along with these rights comes responsibility, independence and good judgment. All of those mentioned have been destroyed in many teenagers lives by these Rock Stars. The modern teenager is exposed to many different things that may affect their lives as they choose to live it, non quite as strong of a force than the effect of music, it is the teens outlet to expressi
A Marxist Criticism on The Importance of Being Ea
A Marxist Criticism on The Importance of Being Ea
A Marxist Criticism on The Importance of Being Earnest Excuse me Geoffrey, could you get me some more water. I\'m terribly thirsty, and the weather out here isn\'t doing any good for my complexion. declares the man as he sighs in exhaustion. Right away sir, anything else? proclaims the servant. No that will be all. says the man as he waves off the servant. So is this the scene of yesteryear\'s society or one of today\'s, well in actuality it can be either. In today\'s world the rich stil
Description of A Bedroom
Description of A Bedroom
Description of A Bedroom Opening the door and walking in, you strike a gray plastic garbage can with your foot. You then look up to see a waterbed, covered in blankets, across the room. The carpet is grayish, with some sort of swirl design in it. Next to the garbage can is a white plastic clothes basket. This is jammed tight between the garbage can and the desk, which sits near the corner. The tops of the desk are white, but the supports are black. School books cover the bottom shelf, while the
Being Young
Being Young
Being Young Everyone has once been young. But everybody hasn\'t gone through this difficult period in life the same way. Which possibilities and living conditions have teenagers nowadays? Some people think that you leave childhood when you become a teenager, and that you are still young up in your twenties. I don\'t think there are exact limits that tell you whether you are young or old. According to christian tradition one is considered adult after the confirmation, but I wouldn\'t call fifteen
Beware of the Fish by Gordan Korman: A Review
Beware of the Fish by Gordan Korman: A Review
Beware of the Fish by Gordan Korman: A Review \'Beware The Fish\' is one of the funniest books I have ever read in my life. It is about two boys named Bruno and Boots who go to a boarding school called \'Macdonald Hall\'. Their headmaster is a grim man named Mr. Sturgeon(a.k.a \'The Fish\'. A sturgeon is a kind of fish.) It all started when Elmer Drimsdale, school genius invented somethingthat is sort of like a television broadcaster. He didn\'t know it really worked!!!! When Bruno and Boots f