St. Patrick’s Cathedral

My school made all the seniors go to St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Wednesday. Personally I wasn’t too interested and was bored about the idea of going. I guess how I feel about it can’t change now since I was too sick to go. I had a really bad stomachache and I didn’t want to have to sit on a train for two hours by myself at 6 a.m. to go for only an hour long mass.

Like, I have nothing against the idea of the trip, but the execution seems very one-sided on us. It’s difficult enough to wake up in the morning for school but now I would of had to have woken up so much earlier. That wasn’t going to happen when I could barely stand up.

Also another reason I’m not upset about not going is because I do not like the city at all. It’s crowded and dirty and loud. I’ve never liked the city so going there for a trip that I have to pay for out of my own pocket is not going to happen.

I’m pretty sure many students enjoyed the trip and had a wonderful time, but I wasn’t one

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I cannot deny that the place looks absolutely gorgeous.

of those people. Although I could not go, I’m fairly certain I would’ve been bored and out of place being in a church of a different religion, in a city I don’t like being in for the whole day. I believe I’m done whining for now.

Media Decades

In media class on Tuesday, April 12th we were discussing the blog assignments, which you’re reading right now. Initially it was a free-form one where everyone is allowed to write about anything they please but to be honest that’s more difficult than a given assignment. You have to think and that’s already too much work for most people, including me.

Back on topic with what assignment that was given to us, my teacher mentioned our lessons. We are currently learning about media and technology of different decades, all the way back to the 16th century, maybe even further. He asked us “if we had the chance or choice, which decade would you venture to?” My answer to that question is simple…

None of them.                                                   apple                I greatly enjoy the technology we have today. Someone must be crazy or really old-fashioned to want to downgrade and revert back to older forms of technology. The technology we have today makes life so much easier I cannot imagine reverting back.

Going back I also won’t be able to do what I love, which is digital art. Without the computers and tablets we have today, I would not be able to draw or hopefully pursue my dream job which is to be a digital animator.

The other decades seem so limited and dull that I would hate to go back to the old ways of no television, listening only to radios, lack of access to information and so on. We have a great thing going on for us right now, of course there’s room for improvement and I would like to not lose it.

 

Steven Universe Hiatus

Anyone who is a fan of the Cartoon Network animated show Steven Universe knows that it is currently stuck at a standstill. This show constantly goes on hiatus which usually lasts for several months at a time. I’ve never watched a show that goes on hiatus every 10 episodes or so. It doesn’t matter where the story currently is, even at the height of its conflict, it will go on hiatus. Thus making us wait months for the solution.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love this show to death. I personally believe its the best animated show currently on television, but the airing format really kills it for me at times. It really breaks the immersion.

It’s probably obvious that it’s not Rebecca Sugar’s (the creator) fault but the network itself. Many people have noticed that Cartoon Network is pushing this new agenda of having a show air new episodes everyday for a week. Steven Universe goes through it often but after those daily episodes (known as Steven Bombs) the show often goes on hiatus after it. Personally I’d prefer the consistency of weekly episodes than a “burst to break to burst” episode format.
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There’s also people who believe that the animated show Teen Titans Go is to blame. Cartoon Network loves to push this show before all else. All though I personally do not like this show, I shouldn’t complain. If the kids like it I shouldn’t rag on it when Cartoon Network’s primary focus is to entertain children.