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026676-026678 Our Town by Eric 4/18/97 Period 1 Mrs. Caruthers
In the play, Our Town, there were many themes. One theme was daily life. This theme was used in the first act and had a lot of foreshadowing in it. The play illustrated this theme by showing George and Emily in their early teenage years often, and by telling the audience about the town's life, such as small facts or history about the town. The theme was also illustrated by showing what went on in the homes of the families.
The play Our Town, showed George and Emily in their youth before they know that they were in love. This is a prime illustration of daily life in the town. The play showed George and Emily flirting, and talking late at night. This implied that they might be together later in the play or even be married. This was a good example of daily life since they did get married in the second act.
During the first act of the play, the narrator and Mr. Webb talked about the town in general. They mentioned the geological and economical status of the town as well as a few of the inhabitants. This was a good example of daily life because that particular point in the play all the narrator is doing is giving the audience information. Nothing is happening and no events are taking place that would require the audience to see in order to get a better feel of the play.
The main goal of the first act was to show what went on inside the homes of the main families. Most of the scenes took place in the Gibbs house or the Webb's house. This showed the normal, everyday life of the families. Also, the play would show the families having breakfast or the families talking with themselves. This showed some of the normal things that occurred in the town. Another example of this was when the families would talk amongst themselves at night or during school. This was showing the everyday life of the families in the town.
In the play, Our Town, there was one main theme for each of the three acts. Daily life was the main theme for act one. It was illustrated by showing George and Emily in their teenage years, by telling the audience about the town’s history and economic status, and by showing many scenes inside the homes of the major families.
Papillon is one of the best novels I have ever read. And I have read many good novels. Written by Henri Charriere, he tells of his years in the French penal colonies in the northern part of the French Guiana, which is directly north of Brazil. The time frame of the novel is the 30s and 40s. Papillon was sent to hard labor for life after he was convicted of killing a man. Although he says he is innocent, the jury found him guilty without any true physical evidence. Throughout his first few weeks of his prison life, all he could think about was how to get his revenge on the jury, the prosecutor, and the judge. However, as the months passed by, he was convinced that he must escape. With the help of some of his closest friends and a few outside connections, he made an escape only 42 days after his arrival in prison. Throughout his first cavale (or escape, as we would call it), he encounters many problems. For example his boat turns out to be worthless, or they don't have the proper sailing supplies, and many other problems. However, many of the strangers help out Papillon and his fellow escapees. This is one of the most surprising aspects of this novel, the hospitality shown by these complete strangers when they know that they are helping escaped convicts. Papillon is eventually caught and sent to solitary confinement for two years. After many more escape attempts and more years in prison and solitary confinement, he is sent to an island where the prisoners are allowed to live in their own huts and garden and do as they please all day long. Papillon finally escaped from this island by using a coconut raft and after days of floating in the sun, he reaches freedom. The theme of hospitality in this novel is astonishing. These people knew what would happen if they were caught helping the fugitives, but they still gave them advice, directions, clothes, food, shelter, cigarettes (which was one of the few pleasures of prisoners), and many other useful items.
The first man Papillon came across after his escape from Saint Laurent du Maroni was a woodsman named Brenton. Papillon and his 2 friends, Clousiot and Maturette were waiting in the brush for their other escapees to come with supplies for their boat. One of the days Papillon was found by Brenton, who instead of turning the convicts or even shooting them on the spot, he helped them out. He wanted to see that they had a safe journey to freedom and that their boat was sea worthy. Then Brenton gave them detailed directions to an island in order to get a better boat, he gave them one of his boats, and didn't even ask for anything at all in return. To me this is one of the best examples of kindness and concern for a fellow man in need. Brenton could have shot the 3 men on the spot because he was out hunting for birds, or he could have turned them into the police where they would have faced either death or severe punishment. It was hard to believe that a man living alone in the wooded area next to a French penal colony would be so willing to help 3 dangerous criminals.
After that, Brenton sent them off to find a new boat for their journey to safety, he mentioned that the island that they would be going to ("lle aux Pigeons") [Pigeons Island] is inhabited by lepers. Leprosy is a devastating disease that causes the body to literally fall apart. It is contagious only by touch so the French send all criminals who have the disease to this island. Once Papillon arrived at the island, he was greeted with a welcoming hand … so to speak. The lepers could not believe that a man would come to the island voluntarily for any reason at all. Papillon and the leader of the lepers discussed the matter about getting a new boat, and agreed on a deal. The lepers then retrieved a very nice boat, and spent days fixing it for the fugitives. All the while the lepers invited them in for food and shelter. The lepers have separate eating bowls and plates for the few travelers they receive. Then, after the boat was ready for departure, the lepers gave … GAVE the 3 men a large amount of money, rum, tobacco, and many other very useful items to be used on the trip. They lepers explained that they hardly ever use money and that they would be happy to lend a hand to escaped convicts. Papillon was without words as the lepers displayed this amazing show of kindness. And myself, I could not believe that these men, some without a face or hands or feet, gave so much to three strangers. And the fact that they cared for Papillon and his friends by making sure that they didn't get infected or have any troubles during their stay. This was one of the most surprising displays of human concern in the entire novel. It was great to see men from totally different communities and backgrounds helping out three escaped criminals to get to freedom, and only for a small amount of money. The generosity by the lepers was almost indescribable by Papillon. If it wasn't for the lepers, Papillon and his friends would never have made it as far as they did on their first escape attempt.
The last display of hospitality and generosity that I choose to discuss is when Papillon and his friends landed at Trinidad and met a wealthy English family. The law in Trinidad is that escaped prisoners would be sent back to prison in about a week if they choose to stay in Trinidad. The family that the three came across was more than happy to invite them into their home and let them stay for days. This family of 3 let the prisoners, shower, shave, get brand new clean clothes, eat as much food as they wanted, stay in the house, get medical treatment, and just about any other thing imaginable. It was as if the prisoners were relatives staying for a few days. That is how well they were treated. The daughter of the English couple was fascinated by the prisoners and talked to them for hours about their adventures. Then, something happened that shocked Papillon completely. The man of the house, Mr. Bowen, left for an entire day, leaving his wife and daughter alone with Papillon and his friends. That man put enough trust into Papillon to leave his house and family with him! This was so amazing for Papillon he couldn't think of what to do in return for all of his hospitality. The groups talked for days, ate together, and shared stories together. Upon Papillon's departure, the daughter gave him the address of the house, asking him to write them back sometime to let them know if they made it to freedom. Time after time, Papillon was astonished by how much these total strangers cared about another's life and freedom. He only wished someday he could return the favor to the Brenton, the lepers, and the Bowen family.
In conclusion, the theme of hospitality, generosity, and care for fellow man is one of the most outstanding themes in this novel by Henri Charriere. Henri Charriere is probably one of the few people living that have seen human nature at its best. With his encounter with the Brenton in the wooded marshy area, or his stay at the leper island, or his visit at the Bowen house in Trinidad, he has seen more kindness and caring then most people will see their whole lives. If only everyone could have the chance to experience what Papillon experienced. This novel is probably my favorite book to read, not only because its display of human nature, but its display of what prison is like in the French penal colonies, and what it was like to fear for your life every day from fellow inmates and even guards. This novel, I believe, should be required reading material for all students. It’s just that good.
Today I was walking down the street and I saw a very depressing, disturbing site. Fred Bell, a former millionaire, was selling apples. Mr. Bell used to be a very wealthy man. He had a nice automobile, a fabulous house, and a wife. Then he lost all of his money in the great crash, all of his possessions were lost almost overnight. His wife and only son left him to go live on a farm in Kansas. Later I heard of large dust storms that roared through the plains of America. It caused farmers and homesteaders to leave their homes and look for work just like all of the other unemployed people.
My name is John Smith. I was Mr. Bell's butler. He was a very nice man, always caring about everyone. It is real strange to see a man in a nice suit and expensive cane on the street selling apples, a millionaire to a hobo in just a few days time. As for myself, I seem to be doing just about the same thing as everyone else. Waiting in kitchens and breadlines for a piece of food. Fighting for water ... or liquor, whichever is more abundant.
Life has been hard lately. Ever sense the Great Depression started, there has been no hope for almost anyone. Herbert Hoover is out of office now. Franklin D. Roosevelt is president now. He is probably the best man ever for the job. Hoover was a hopeless failure as a president and most people blame him for their problems. However, once Roosevelt and his New Deal came into action, people started to feel better. More jobs were created so more people could work instead of living by a river with no house and only a dog or a doll to keep them company.
There was another riot today at the kitchens. Apparently someone got 2 servings when everyone else only got one, and that person went and tried to get three when some guys saw him. I don't know what happened to that man. Once the fighting was over, I could get some food. At least there was some left, sometimes after fights people will just run up and grab what they can.
I haven't worked for three months now. My last two jobs were in a factory making bags. Then I was fired when they found someone that would work for less money. At the current wages, I'm surprised anyone can maintain a job. People will start work then the wages would lower a bit every week. Then they would go on strike demanding an increase, then the workers would be fired and others would get the empty jobs.
Mr. Bell was having a hard time when I saw him again today. I would have been devastated to find out my wife and son were dead, but he took it calmly. They had been driving west when their car broke down in the middle of a dust storm. I feel sorry for Mr. Bell he was such a nice man. He never deserved to be doing this. No one ever deserved to be like this.
026686-026689 Battle of Plattsburgh by Eric 12/6/96 Period 7
026690-026694 Battle of Plattsburgh by Eric 12/6/96 Period 7
The battle of Plattsburgh took place in northeastern New York in September of 1814, during the War of 1812. Many factors led up to this confrontation between British and American troops. This battle was a major upset for Great Britain and a major gain for the United States of America.
Great Britain was planning to attack and take hold of northern New York after they suffered losses in Detroit, Pensacola, the battle of Horseshoe Bend, and especially the battle at the Thames River in October 1813. That battle had two major consequences for the United States of America. We regained the Great Lakes region the great Indian leader Tecumseh was killed. He was a large threat to the settlement of almost all Indian lands in the Northwest Territory, so his death resulted in the full control of northwestern America. Another important win for the United States of America was when General Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek warriors in Alabama. Here, over a thousand of Tecumseh's warriors were dug in to the bend of a river and thought they were protected. They were wrong. General Andrew Jackson destroyed their army and only lost twenty six men. This forced the Indians of the South to surrender about twenty million acres of their land. By the time of the Battle of Plattsburgh, most of the Indian tribes were defeated and pushed farther west, and many Great Britain forces had been destroyed. One of the largest events in the war happened in Washington weeks before the battle in Plattsburgh. Since the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte allowed all of Great Britain's armies to come to America and fight, the American's armies were outnumbered. Great Britain headed straight for our nation's capital and arrived in August of 1814. Easily passing the defenses of Washington, they burned almost all government buildings to the ground on the night of August 24, 1814. This gave Americans extreme anger and hatred towards Great Britain. This might have been a large reason Americans started to win most of the battles afterwards. Americans wanted to pay Great Britain back. After the British soldiers were defeated in Baltimore, Britain decided to attack the northern region of New York.
On September 11, 1814, a British fleet of four ships and about a dozen rowing galleys arrived in northern Lake Champlain. Commanded by General Sir George Prevost, the British soldiers marched along Plattsburgh on the west shore of Lake Champlain. Master-Commandant Thomas Macdonough was the commander of the American fleet in Plattsburgh. He had four ships and about ten rowing galleys. Macdonough had anchored his ships across the mouth of Plattsburgh Bay therefore the British ships had to approach him head on. Another wise move by Macdonough was to arrange the anchors and cables of his command ship, the Saratoga, so he could turn the ship to its broadside in a crucial point of the battle, to use more cannons. The British were expecting reinforcements to help them in their attack. Unfortunately, they never came. Due to the very wise and effective decisions and actions of Master-Commandant Macdonough's, also due to the lack of British reinforcements, the United States of America won this last major battle in the War of 1812.
The battle of Plattsburgh resulted in total control of the northern part of New York and practically the whole far north region of the United States of America. Using his knowledge and skill in warfare, Master-Commandant Macdonough totally annihilated General Sir George Prevost's fleet and suffered only minimal losses. However, if the British would have had reinforcements to back their initial fleet up, Macdonough might have lost the battle. If that would have happened, Great Britain may have been able to establish a major threat in the northern states of America.
In conclusion, the battle of Plattsburgh was the last major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in the retreat of British troops from northern American soil.
026723-026724 Senior Expectations by Eric 8/19/98 Period 5 Mr. Webb
At last, the last year of my high school education has come. I will experience several new subjects, review several old ones, and no doubt learn many new and useful things that will help me in life. In general, I am expecting to learn to express my opinions and beliefs in a civilized, respectable manner. I expect to learn about people around me, how they act, and their beliefs along with learning to respect their opinions. I also am expecting to learn more about how to be a successful and respectable leader and to become responsible.
Learning to express opinions in a civilized manner is very important in the "real world." One cannot make a difference if one cannot express opinions properly. With the classes I am scheduled to take, I am expecting to learn how to do so. I want to learn how to form and record opinions and use references, statistics, quotations, and other useful ways to get my points across. I expect to learn as much as I can from my Writers Inc. book and learn to apply it to my work. This will all be very important for any college I choose to go to, if I choose to go at all. These skills will help me achieve higher scores on essays and will help me learn more about my topics. There is really no way that this will not benefit me, no matter if I go to Harvard or if I travel the world.
Different people influence my life in different ways. Therefore it is important to learn how exactly they influence me and my decisions, along with how they think and how they form their own decisions. It will also be helpful to learn how people think and why they act the way they do. This skill could help out in almost any line of work and in everyday life as well. Learning of peoples’ beliefs and religions is also important. It is a good value to respect everyone for who they are and for what they believe in, instead of having stereotypes and prejudiced views. Although this may be hard for some people, and even for me, I am expecting to learn how to do these things in the senior year.
Being a leader is a very admirable quality. I respect people who are good strong leaders and know what they are doing, and I do not respect people who are weak, uneducated leaders. This is why I want to be a strong leader. I am hoping team sports and other classes will help me achieve this quality. If I am considering a military career, then leadership is an extremely important quality. I am expecting to learn how to be organized and responsible, how to treat people equally, how to listen attentively and how to solve problems logically. I am hoping my senior classes and experiences will help my goals.
In conclusion, I expect my senior year to be full of surprises. On the other hand, I want to achieve certain goals s o l am a better person once I graduate. I am expecting to learn how to express my beliefs and opinions in a civilized, respectable manner, to learn to respect people around me along with their opinions and beliefs, to learn how others think and why they think that way, and to be a strong responsible leader. I believe with the classes I will take and the opportunities I will have, these expectations will indeed be met.
Lunar Prospector in Orbit Around Moon. A NASA research team has found compelling evidence that life may have existed on Mars 3.6 billion years ago. Galileo Finds Evidence of Water on Europa. These are just some of the stunning headlines in today's news regarding space exploration and analysis (Oliver). Science and technology now allows mankind to explore the greatest regions of space and the planets around the Earth's solar system. Scientists can search for minerals, water, and even extraterrestrial life on other planets and possibly visit them someday soon. The space program can be very valuable to the world in many ways, but it can also be expensive and dangerous. The amount of information mankind can learn from studying space and all of its celestial bodies is almost beyond imagination. The continuation of the space program can help mankind by learning more about Earth itself, by finding valuable resources or water on other planets, by discovering new planets for human colonization, and by finding life on other planets.
Possible arguments against the continuation of the space program are that it is too expensive and that it is dangerous for astronauts. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States government are constantly at work to find ways to free up money for NASA's enormous budget, but they mainly want people to realize that their money is spent wisely when it comes to the space program. Some resent delays in launches of space flights have added up costs. Seth Borenstein of the Sentinel Staff states that, "The delays have caused an expensive backup in science payloads that NASA wants for study of Earth and the universe" (Borenstein). Even though, according to Dan Feldstein of the Houston Post Staff, the space shuttle has a "3.3 billion dollar annual budget," the cost of this can be cut by ceasing the continuous updating and training of new programs and hardware on the shuttle (Feldstein). This may not be the best solution to NASA's budget, but the United States is working to find other, more sound ones. The amount of danger in the space program is very small. Very few missions in space have had problems, and not a single person has died in space to date.
Using mankind's space and satellite technology the human race can learn about its own planet. Satellites have taken pictures of the Earth's oceans, weather, countries, and can even provide society with far greater entertainment and communication services. Satellite photos have helped mankind understand more about Earth's weather, such as hurricanes and El Nino. They have mapped Earth's oceans and provided detailed pictures of the entire Earth for people to study. Communication satellites have provided society with images of people on the other side of the planet and have allowed people to have conversations with others almost anywhere in the world from their very own living rooms. Photos from space help weather analysts track dangerous storms and allow people to evacuate homes before severe weather can hit. Mankind has been able to study the effects of global warming and the ozone layer. The Earth's satellites have provided people with telescope pictures of distant stars and celestial bodies that no telescope on Earth could capture. Clearly the use of satellites is important and extremely helpful to the human race.
The study of other planets and moons has proved to be most helpful. Mars might have had the necessary conditions for life approximately 3.5 billion years ago and might still contain frozen water deep beneath its surface (Oliver). If someday mankind is able to find and extract this water, it can open up an entire new approach of the idea of conserving water on Earth. One of Jupiter's moons, Europa, may have had water on it at one time also according to recent findings by NASA's Space probe Galileo (Oliver). Planets or moons may soon be found to have valuable resources and within time mankind might be able to begin mining on these surfaces Earth's natural resources will only last mankind for so long, therefore Earth's inhabitants need to begin looking for other possibilities and methods of getting these resources. Mars and Europa are just two possible places to look.
One of NASA's program, HEDS (Human Exploration and Development of Space), has four main goals; increase human knowledge of nature's process using the space environment, explore and settle the Solar System, achieve routine space travel, and enrich life on Earth through people living and working in space (Human). Colonizing the moon and other planets can be very beneficial to mankind. New ways of growing crops can help farming on Earth. Even making new cities and space stations can provide further studies of the universe from a fixed station in space.
The most important contribution the space program could possibly make in my view is the discovery of intelligent extraterrestrial life. This may not happen for years to come, but NASA has radio satellites and astronomers looking for signs every day. A team of scientists called S.E.T.I. (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) is in charge of this task. Searching for life in the stars is not easy or cheap. However, if they succeed in finding life on other planets, then almost all fields of technology would be able to advance enormously. Space travel, medicine, communications, energy, food, and many other fields could benefit from exchanging information with another race of intelligent beings. This is just one of the great reasons to have a space program.
The study of the universe and of the Earth is imperative to mankind. Learning about Earth's weather patterns, studying the effects of global warming, sending probes into space to take a closer look at moons and planets far away, and searching for extraterrestrial life are all part of the space program. Low funding and job cuts are big problems for NASA and other agencies involved, and many people think that the space program is a waste of time, resources, and manpower. If the public could look at all of the progress mankind has made and all that has been learned and will be learned from studying space, then they should realize that every penny spent is worth it. Saving lives from a hurricane because a weather satellite showed that one was coming, or increasing public awareness of the green house effect and global warming in which people stop polluting the Earth and start cleaning up are examples of mankind's achievements. If the space program had more money to use, then maybe it could send a manned mission to Mars, or study a comet, or even build an international space station in orbit around Earth. The possibilities are there, the public just has to believe that they can gain from it.
026735 The Sentimentality of William Tavner by Eric 9/15/95 Period 6
In "The Sentimentality of William Tavner," the author uses direct and indirect characterization to develop the static and dynamic characters William and Hester Tavner. Direct characterization is when the author introduces a character and tells you about him. An example of direct characterization for William Tavner is that he is the most prosperous farmer and that he sets good examples for the kids. Hester is a strong woman and she is direct and to the point. Indirect characterization is when the author shows you the character and lets you figure out the details. An example of indirect characterization for William is that he is a quiet person and goes to church a lot. Furthermore, Hester spends her money foolishly so was probably wealthy and spoiled when she grew up. She also pouts when she is angry. A static character is someone who does not change in a story. William was a static character because in the beginning he didn't care if his wife was angry or mad and he is still like that in the end. A dynamic character is someone who changes because of a conflict in a story. Hester was a static character because she was spoiled and was not a very good mother in the beginning. Although she was smarter on how she spent her money and was a better mother in the end. I discussed how the author used direct and indirect characterization to develop the static and dynamic characters William and Hester Tavner in "The Sentimentality of William Tavner".
026736-026737 Similarities between Of Mice and Men and Grapes of Wrath by Eric 1/28/97 Period 1 Mrs. Caruthers
There are many similarities between John Steinbeck's two books, Of Mice and Men and Grapes of Wrath. Some similarities are between characters, and others are between settings. One example is how Steinbeck had a mentally challenged person in each book. Lennie and Noah, and not only was their mental state the same, but they also had a dream of living off the land. Lennie wanted his farm and rabbits, and Noah wanted to be alone and fish. Another example is Al and Candy. AI had a dream to go off and get married, and live happily ever after. Candy also had a dream he wanted to go off and live on a farm and be happy for the rest of his life. Al was also like Curley's wife. Al would go around looking for women to date and be with. Curley's wife also went around flirting with men.
An example of similarity between settings is the time frame these two stories took place. Both stories took place during the Great Depression. Another example is that in both stories, the main characters were looking for work. The characters in both stories were also poor and had very little friends. One last example of a similarity between the two books is this: In both stories, near the end, the main and most productive character leaves the story, leaving the other characters to be on their own. Lennie was killed and George was alone at the end of Mice and Men. And Tom was forced to leave for fear of being arrested. Therefore he left his family at the end of Grapes of Wrath. There were many similarities between John Steinbeck's two books. Some were between characters and others were between settings and the plot.
The North and South were mad, they were mad you see they were mad over slavery. The North had found many reasons to be mad, not glad, mad, mad, mad! Like Uncle Tom's Cabin, for one reason to see, to be mad over slavery. Uncle Tom's Cabin was a story of slaves in the South, but not a happy story, as you will soon find out. The North grew angry, angry even more! The South exclaimed, "You stay out of our business, you stay out and keep out!" But the North said back, "You're still part of the United States! So don't begin to shout!" Then the Dred Scott case verdict. Mr. Scott was a slave, even though he was freed freely from slavery. After he went North, the South soon sent for him to be returned, because the South had said, "Return him now, or he'll soon be dead!" According to them, slaves were property, not people. They had no civil rights, they were not equal. They must be returned, or face death, the South burned. Then, in 1860, Mr. Abraham Lincoln was elected president. This election stirred the South up a bit, and soon the Southern states began to quit. You see, Lincoln was a republican, and the South was democratic. The Southerners were faced with great bias and Northern greed, so soon they were forced to succeed. First South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas soon followed along. Plus Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia came out of the Union just like the others. Now they were all brothers. Thus, the North and South finally divided. Soon after the divided, their armies collided. Soon Lincoln ordered Northern troops to begin a bombing at Fort Sumter, a Southern military fort. The bombardment lasted for quite some time, but when it was over fort was gone by the Northern bomb.
026741-026742 Guilty by Gravity Kills re: The Tempest by Eric
We chose the song "Guilty" by Gravity Kills to relate to the play The Tempest. This song can be related to the entire play in several ways with many characters. We also chose this song because it represents our personal views and ideas on some of the themes and scenes in the play.
The Tempest is a tragic comedy by William Shakespeare. It is the story of a warlock Prospero that was banished from his home onto an island with only his daughter, a native, and a spirit of the island to keep him company. Eventually, those who wronged him were brought to the island by a magical storm that stranded them there. As the story unfolded, Prospero got his revenge/justice on the ones who wronged him and made peace with all.
Certain lines in the song relate to characters in the play. Miranda and Prospero are two examples.
"I’ll tell you something, something new, you're hearing nothing, nothing true" relates to when Prospero is telling his daughter, Miranda, about society and people. This shows the relationship between Prospero and his daughter is like teacher and pupil. Whatever Prospero tells Miranda is considered by her to be true and valid. This shows that Miranda is very naive, pure, and untouched by society.
"You're killing me, I’m killing you, and I’m guilty too” can be related to Prospero and Alonso. Their relationship is one that is based on the "eye for an eye" principle in that Alonso banished Prospero to the island and, in revenge, Prospero made Alonso believe that his son was dead. In the end they both feel guilty for what they have done.
'"1-2-3, I found you out so easily, 1-2-3, I found in you what I found in me'' can be related to Prospero's experiences with Trinculo and Stephano. Trinculo and Stephano had a plot to take over the island. However, it was easily discovered by Prospero. Prospero believed that they were evil and then plotted against them with an equally heinous plan.
''The time is wrong, the time is right - be careful who you kill tonight, and I’m melting, and I'm melting, and I'm melting, and I'm melting, and I'm melting in you" this line relates both to Trinculo and Stephano and their plot against Prospero and to Prospero himself. Trinculo and Stephano were plotting to kill Prospero, but they needed to "be careful" since he was watching. Prospero could have been considered "melting" at the end of the story since his power was diminishing and he was completing his vengeance and justice missions.
"1 and 1 and 1 makes 3, 1 and 1 why don't you see,” can be associated with all of the magic used in the play. Like the tempest at the beginning of the story, things were not always as they appeared to be.
"I'm killing you, you're killing me, can't you set me free,'' can be related to all of the conflicts in the play and the desire to resolve them. An example of this can be seen when Prospero wants to be on good terms with Alonso at the end of the play.
''Inside out I can't describe it, what you do to me, inside out, I cannot hide it looking right through me" can be associated with Ferdinand’s love for Miranda. They are obviously in love, and are hiding nothing from each other.
"Now I've reached the living end, pointing fingers to defend'' This can be associated with the scene in which Antonio and Sebastian were about to kill Alonso while he slept. Alonso awoke and the two made up a quick excuse that they heard a noise and that is why their swords were drawn.
The song, "Guilty" represents the play, The Tempest, in numerous ways. It also portrays our personal views on themes, scenes, and conflicts that occurred in the play.
The dream started out in my car. Dylan and I were trying to drive up a very steep hill to get to some event at the top. The road up was barely wide enough for 2 lanes of traffic and there were lots of other people that I recognized mostly from my bowling class trying to get up the hill also. The road was dirty, and the sides of the road sloped upward, so there wasn't much room at all. After lots of honking, yelling, aggressive driving and racing we made it to the top of the hill and parked my car.
The next event I remember was struggling to get a bowling ball from an old rack sitting near the wall of a large, open room. If you have ever seen a movie called Demon Knight, it was like the main room in the hotel in that movie. After getting a ball, we ran up an open staircase. All the while people that I don't like in school were taunting us and I had a sense that things were starting to get very tense. At the top of the stairs we no longer had the bowling ball for some reason, and we looked over the railing and fights and brawls were starting downstairs. We ran over to the comer of the ledge and lots of gunfire broke out. We heard several people being shot and a lot of evil growling and yelling.
We telepathically seemed to understand that we should stay where we were and wait for a SWAT team to arrive and help us out. A few times we peaked over the ledge and bullets shredded the railing and walls around us. The downstairs was empty, but had several shadows that seemed to have evil, demented inhabitants. After a long time of waiting a team of SWAT guys came in to the ledge from a door beside us and hurried us out of the building.
Somehow we were on the ground level as we ran to a few cars and vans parked outside. We looked back and the SWAT team was being shot apart by gunfire. We knew that we had to rescue ourselves since the actual rescue team was being destroyed. We hopped into a bulky white car and sped off down the hill, just as some sort of rocket flew out of the door of the building and nuked the SWAT van.
Somehow I recalled some old sheriff guy in a bronco saying something about how he would escape the mountain roads by cutting across the switchbacks, no matter how steep they were.
Next thing I knew we were in this bronco truck and we did a 180 on the dirt road and started to freefall down a few levels of the mountain. We landed on a road and sped off to a quiet little mountain town a few minutes down this road.
After this my memory gets a little foggy, but I remember Dylan and I standing behind a large, senile mountain man who was buying a ton of groceries at a lodge. He left a sack of liquor and a pistol on the counter as he left, and I walked up and said something like too bad he forgot these, and paid for my things and left with all of the stuff.
After that I can't remember much. And I am sure there were events in between, some of those that I forgot as well.
026754-026757 To Kill A Mockingbird - Trial Scene by Eric
The court case between Atticus and Mr. Ewell was over the rape of Mr. Ewells daughter, Mayella. The first witness called was Mr. Heck Tate, the sheriff. The second witness that was called was Mr. Robert Ewell. The third witness was Mayella Ewell and the fourth was Tom Robinson, the one being convicted of rape. The jury was made up of all white men.
He stated that on the night of November 21, he was just leaving his office when Mr. Ewell came running up and said that some nigger had raped his daughter. He went over to the Ewell place and found Mayella on the floor all beaten-up. He asked her who beat her up like that and she said that Tom Robinson had. He asked her if he raped her and she said yes. That was Mr. Gilmer’s examination.
Atticus asked Mr. Tate if anybody called for a doctor and she said no because it was obvious what had happened. He said that she was beaten around the head and neck, and she had a bruise coming on her right eye. She also was bruised on her arms and on the back of her neck.
Mr. Robert Ewell’s testimony was that he was coming from the woods carrying a load of kindling when he heard Mayella screaming. He ran up to the window and said he saw Tom Robinson raping his Mayella, the window was about three feet off the ground. After that he ran around front and then Tom Robinson ran out the front door before him. When he got in he saw Mayella on the floor badly beaten and crying. Then he went and got Mr. Heck Tate. Atticus' examination showed that the state had absolutely no physical evidence against the defendant because Mr. Tate or Mr. Ewell went and got a doctor, so there was no proof that the rape ever actually happened. Mr. Ewell agreed with Mr. Tate’s description of Mayella’s injuries. Mr. Ewell was asked to write his name on an envelope, which he did with his left hand (showing that he is left handed). And Mayella’s injuries were on her right side, indicating that Mr. Ewell could have committed the crime himself.
Miss Mayella Ewell was the next witness. Mr. Gilmer asked her what had happened on the night and she burst into tears. She said she was scared of Mr. Finch. Then she described what happened that night. She was sitting on her front porch when Tom Robinson came by and she asked him to bust up a chifforobe for her. Then she went inside to get a nickel for him and when she turned around he grabbed her and started to beat her. After that he threw her on the ground and raped her. She was kicking and screaming as much as she could. The next thing she knew Mr. Ewell was over her yelling who did it. Then she remembers Mr. Tate taking her to the water bucket. That was all of Mr. Gilmer’s examination.
When Atticus came up, Mayella kept saying that he [Mr. Finch] was making fun of her. She said she had seven brothers and sisters. She went to school for two-three years and can read and write. When asked if she had any friends she asked if Mr. Finch was making fun of her again. Then she was asked if she loved her father, she said yes and was going to say something else but stopped. Then she said that he never touched a hair on her head. After that she explained what had happened that night again with periodic long pauses. Then she identified the man who did it as Tom Robinson, the defendant. When he stood his left arm was severely crippled from an accident as a kid. Then Atticus began to keep asking her questions, one after another. The last one asked was if her father beat her up instead of Mr. Robinson but there was no answer. Then she said that if the men in the court room didn't want to do anything about her being raped then they are all a bunch of cowards. Then she burst into tears.
Tom Robinson, being the next witness, was the most important part in this trial and could have been the turning point in the trail. Robinson was asked about his previous encounter with the law. He and another man were arrested for fighting. Robinson told Atticus about the incident and showed that he had nothing to hide. Then he told Atticus about the times before the rape when Mayella asked him to do work for her. She had invited him into the yard. Then on the night of November 21 she asked him to come inside and fix a hinge, when he turned around she kissed him and told him to kiss her back. He got scared and tried to get away, but she jumped on him and then blocked the door. And Mr. Ewell shouted from the window "You Goddamn whore I'll kill you!" then Robinson ran out the front door. After that he said that he did a lot of chores for her because he felt sorry for her.
As Mr. Gilmer made his way to the witness stand Mr. Link Deas stood up and said that he never got one speck of trouble from him. Then Mr. Gilmer asked Tom Robinson about the misconduct he had with another colored man. Next, he was asked if he could throw a woman to the floor and choke her and he said probably. And again he was asked why he did all those chores for free and he replied because he felt sorry for her.
In conclusion, the final verdict was guilty and when he was going to prison he tried to escape and was shot 17 times. 1 shot would have done it, or even a warning shot, but they had to shoot him full of 17 bullets because he was a "n****r".
The verdict was full of racism and prejudice and was completely wrong. Tom Robinson couldn't have hit her on the right side because his left arm was crippled, and Mr. Ewell was left handed so he was the one who hit her.
One morning Jimmy's Dad awoke him, not knowing where they were going. They packed their things and headed for the boat to take to the train station.
Once on the train they talked quietly and eventually moved to the food cart. Jimmy's father showed him the criminals and began a conversation with the detective and the criminals.
—Jimmy and Father are sitting at a lunch table, Prisoners sat across the aisle. Prisoners are handcuffed to cops while eating lunch. Prisoner is arguing with cop. Jimmy and Father are watching—
Kyle (prisoner) = Why don't you take them off?
(Prisoner jerks cop; cop spills coffee; jerks back and the prisoner gets hit in the lip. It happens again and the prisoner gets hit again in the face)
Ryan (cop) = Had enough?
Kyle = Yes, I got plenty.
Ryan = You feel quieter now?
Kyle = Very quiet, how do you feel?
Ryan = Wipe your face, it's all bloody.
• All go back to the train—
Eric (father) = Did you see what happened at the table?
Alex (son) = Yes
Eric = Everything?
Alex = I don't know
Eric = What do you think the little man made the trouble for?
Alex = I guess they wanted to make it uncomfortable so they would take the handcuffs off.
Eric = Did you see anything else?
Alex = I saw him get hit three times in the face!
Eric = Where did you watch when he hit the detective?
Alex = I watched his face. I watched as the sergeant hit him.
Eric = While the sergeant hit him in the face with his right hand, the prisoner picked up a steel bladed knife with his left hand and put it in his pocket.
Alex = I didn't see.
Eric = No, every man has two hands, Jimmy, at least to start with. You ought to watch both of them if you're going to see things.
• Jimmy sits, looking around—
Eric = Do you want to go to the smoke room?
Alex = Yes.
Eric = Do you think we should tell the sergeant?
Alex = No.
Eric = It’s an ethical problem.
Alex = Do you want to tell him?
Eric = No, besides a man is held innocent until proven guilty. He may have not killed that Italian.
Alex = Are they dope fiends?
Eric = I don't know whether they use dope or not, but using cocaine or morphine or heroin doesn't make people talk the way they talked.
Alex = What does?
Eric = I don't know what makes anybody talk the way they do.
Alex = Lets go up there.
• Go to smoke room. They sat opposite the criminal (across the aisle). The prisoner wakes up and looks around a bit and then wakes up the sergeant —
Kyle = Sergeant, I got to go to the can.
Ryan = Not now.
• Goes back to sleep—
Kyle = Listen sergeant don't you ever have to go to the can?
Ryan = Not now!
Kyle = Sergeant, listen, I got to go to the can!
Ryan = ALRIGHT!
• Both go to the can, make a quick glance at Eric and Alex, and boy follows—
Eric = Go ahead son, if you want to follow.
Kyle = I want to go in alone.
Ryan = No you don't.
Kyle = Go on, let me go in alone.
Ryan = NO!
Kyle = Why not you can keep the door locked!
Ryan = I won't take them off!
Kyle = Come on let me go in alone.
Ryan = We’ll take a look.
• They both go in and the door shuts. The boy is outside and opposite the toilet door. He hears talking inside. The handle turns but stops short and something falls against the door and then the floor. Jimmy sees blood coming out from under the door and runs back to Father—
Alex = Father there's blood coming out from under the closet!
Eric = Sit down.
Narrator = The sergeant was stabbed but did survive. The prisoner escaped by going out a window.
Ernest Hemingway. "A Train Trip" from The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. Copyright @ 1987 The Ernest Hemingway Foundation.
Many new weapons of war have been made and put to use. The British and French are using tanks. These tanks are large, metal trucks that move on treads instead of wheels. Unfortunately, these tanks are not very useful. They mostly just protect advancing troops in the front lines.
The most awful weapon introduced in this Great War is poison gas. This gas was first used by the Germans but is now used widely on both the Allies side and the Central Powers side. This gas is designed to burn eyes, destroy lungs, or just plain kill the opposing force. Usually used in the trench warfare areas, this gas can cause death to large numbers of soldiers. Most troops have protective clothing and gas masks made to keep out poisonous gas and only let in breathable air. Sometimes, if the wind shifts during one of these gas attacks, the wrong side could be affected!
The absolute most deadly weapon on the front lines is the machine gun. These fully automatic machine guns can kill an entire line of troops in seconds. This gun is used almost everywhere.
Artillery is the other big killer in the war. Constant barrages of shells are not an uncommon thing to see. If the explosion of the shell does not kill, then the shrapnel will certainly cause severe injury. Shrapnel are tiny bits of metal hurling through the air after the shell explodes. The shrapnel will stick into the body and cause several wounds to the soldiers close by.
Airplanes are constantly becoming more and more useful in the war. At first airplanes were just a waste of time and resources, but now, airplanes can fly behind enemy lines and bomb installations! They are also used to locate bases, gun down other planes, or shoot at enemy troops.
026770 Similarities between Zeus and I by Eric 2/12/96 Period 2
The Greek god Zeus is most similar to me for many reasons.
First, I try to settle problems in a mature, non-violent manner and so does Zeus.
The second reason is that I often try to create new things.
Therefore I am like Zeus because he is the ruler of the gods and creates new rules and animals.
The next reason is that Zeus and I both like to be powerful and have some control over what is happening. I am always asking questions or double-checking myself to be sure I completely understand something so I am in control.
We also both like to be leaders of large groups of people. I usually turn out to be a great leader just like Zeus.
Zeus and I also get angry easily and punish people in unusual ways. For example, Prometheus stole the gift of fire and was then punished in an unusual manner. I usually punish people in unusual ways who steal or make me angry.
The last reason I feel I am like the god Zeus is that we both are kind to other animals or people.
All these reasons show why Zeus is the Greek god most similar to me.
026771-026774 O Pioneers by Eric 2/18/97 Period 1 Mrs. Caruthers
In the course of my life, I have moved to different houses or locations about six times. The last three times I have moved, I left behind some of the greatest friends I ever had. Since my father was a United States Air Force pilot, we had to move often. It is always hard to leave close friends behind. And since most of them live on the other side of the country, I will probably never see many of them again. A few I stay in touch with, but most I have lost. It is hard losing a friend, like Alexandra did in "O Pioneers." I will discuss the last three places I have lived in and the friends and memories I have left behind. I have lived in two homes in Oscoda, Michigan and one in Plattsburgh, New York.
The first home I lived in was located in a largely wooded area, so we didn't have many neighbors. Oscoda is a very, very small town. Of the three close neighbors I had, two of them had children my age. Every day we would play in the woods, or at our houses. We would make forts in the woods or make them out of snow. We would ride around on our bikes, or just explore the woods. It was probably the most fun I ever had in my childhood.
After living there for 3 years, we moved to live on the Air Force base. It was hard leaving my friends, especially my best friend. Even though we were still only a 10 minute drive away, we only saw each other maybe three times after that. We lived on the Air Force base for about half a year. I made friends there, some were good, but none were as good as my friends at my old house. Since we lived on the base, we had lots of neighbors. The houses in those old bases are like a lot of small condos. My friends and I had a lot of fun there, too. We still lived close to a large wooded area so we would travel around in there almost every day. We were all the same age too, so that made it even more fun.
But, as our family knew, we moved that summer. This time we moved to Plattsburgh, New York. It was real hard leaving my friends again. And that time I had to say goodbye to my first best friend for good. Plattsburgh is in upstate New York, along the shore of Lake Champlain, home of the Loch Ness Monster's cousin, Champy. We lived on an Air Force base there too. It wasn't as crammed as the one in Oscoda, but it was still small. At first I had no friends there, even though there were many kids my age.
Then once school started, and even some help from my older brother, I had some friends. It took a while for our friendships to grow, but soon we were best friends and did everything together. Kris [redacted] the best friend I ever had, lived about 2 blocks away. Every day we would find something new to do. Some days we would walk along the shore of the lake and just mess around there. Sometimes we would look for old bullet shells from around 50 years ago and we even looked for Revolutionary War and Civil War era items. Kris once found the diary of a slave under some old Civil War barracks. We also found buttons, bullets, old bottles of whiskey or other liquor, and even some items from some very old train wreck. We had quite the collection of items, which most of them I still hold today.
Sometimes Kris and I would play baseball (actually it was just homerun derby) with our friend from Norway, Jens. Jens was a good friend, he was the shyest person I had ever known and he wasn't used to our American customs, but he was always there. Kris and I made it our mission to make Jens into a normal American kid. We would go to the base gym almost every day and just mess around there. The gym was a very large facility, complete with full basketball court, racquetball courts, and a running track above the basketball court. We spent countless hours there, just hanging out and talking. Kris and I would ride our bikes all over the base too, we loved to ride bikes and the base was just full of interesting places.
Soon news came that the base was going to be closed. This prompted a major campaign. There were large public parties held and everything. Then came Independence Day. The base had a large field in the center of all the housing areas, and every year they would hold a spectacular fireworks show. Kris, Jesse (our other best friend), and I had the best seats in the house. We were about 100 feet away from the launch site of these fireworks. So they were exploding right over our heads. Then later that night there was a large party with bands playing and singing.
A few weeks later, Kris moved to Georgia. This was hard to swallow. We had spent more time together than we did with our own families, and now he was gone. I still had Jesse though. And with what little time I had left in Pittsburgh, we did as much as we could together.
Then, after my dad retired from the Air Force as a Major, we moved to Denver, Colorado. It was towards the end of the summer, so Jesse and I had spent some good times together.
It was the hardest moving from Pittsburgh. I have the most memories from there.
When I left Jesse, and when Kris left, I had a lot of feelings. I felt alone, lost, and even agitated that I had spent so much time with them and now I have to go because of something I can't stop. It doesn't take long to make a best friend, but it only takes 2 words to lose one. Those are, "We're moving."
I still stay in touch with Kris, and I try to with Jesse and some other friends from Plattsburgh. But there were a few that I didn't get phone numbers or addresses from, such as my best friend in Oscoda.
Losing a friend is almost the worst thing to happen to a person, especially in the childhood years. I have lived in many places, but the last three places have been the most fun and the greatest experiences of my childhood. Although memories stay with you, the actual friend doesn't. I have lost many great friends, and each and every time I lost one, I went through the worst days of my life.
Since losing a friend is something I have experienced many times, I know what Alexandra feels like in "O Pioneers." And it isn't something I would like to feel for a long time.
Freshman! They are freaking everywhere and they are pissing me the hell off!
Religions! Jesus is dead ... get over it! the bible is just a freaking BOOK! I would sooner burn to death than say I worship some egotistical God!
Retards! They are a waste of time and money and effort and energy and space and lots of other stuff too. They need to DIE!
Puff freaking daddy! He sucks! He can absolutely NOT rap! No one can, because rap is GAY
Missy Elliot! Stupid fat ugly barrel of LARD!
Lil Kim! Another stupid fat ugly barrel of LARD!
Mace! Another wannabe star who THINKS he can rap but really CANT!
Masta P another rapper! Too many rappers!
Will Smith! God damn did he ever sell out! He was cool, but then he started doing these videos again!
RAP VIDEOS! They are all the same! 5 stupid cheerleaders in color coordinated nylon outfits dancing around in front of a curved orb like camera with a dumbass guy walking around swinging his arms saying "uh huh yeyah werd up you know what I’m saying uh huh mmmmhm yeya baby"
Hanson! Stupid little posers who think they are cool! I still think at least one of them is a girl!
GAP! God damn trends! Why are they so original!! If it’s made in a factory it’s not very freaking original!
TOMMY HILFIGER! They remind of the Nazis by how that damn Hilfiger name is all over the place just like the swastika! Think about that one!
OLD NAVY! What the hell is wrong with those commercials? Are they supposed to be that stupid?!
AMBERCROMBE and FITCH! Yet another yuppie dumbass wannabe trend!
Eddie Bauer! More trends!
SKA! People who like SKA give the rest of the human race a bad name! They think they are so cool with their pot and flowers and condom hats and big baggy pants and wallet chains and sandals and CRAP!
Five Iron Frenzy
Dancing! Have you ever looked at people dancing and seen how utterly stupid they look! Doesn’t that give you a clue about yourself dancing!
Less than Jake
Bill’s dog Verne! First of all the name itself is retarded, and second of all the band SUCKS!
Real Big Fish
Cops! Stupid law enforcing people!
LOVE -- beef jerky!
Clinton jokes! For God’s sake the joke is over so just shut up about him!
Foreigners! Get out of my country! Or at least learn English and take a few driving classes!
American furniture warehouse! With their stupid commercials with that freaking annoying old man and his ugly ass daughter and his uglier ass granddaughter and all those God damn wild animals crawling around on their furniture!
I seem to remember our fishing trips well. They were always preempted, never extemporaneously brought out by my father the night before his intended day of relaxation. How could one look forward to a trip if they did not know about it? Go to bed early, we have to get up at 5! Under normal circumstances, this would bring out a barrage of arguments and pouting, but going fishing was not an everyday thing. This was a good thing, as opposed to getting up for school or some other bullshit.
I would wake up to black skies and coffee bean aromas making their way around the house. I never liked coffee, but I loved the smell. I would dine on fancy breakfast cuisine, otherwise known as Cocoa Puffs. My brother would already be up, trying to impress our father by forcing down the coffee he hadn't grown to like yet. I always remember my brother trying to impress everyone, and myself thinking what a waste of time that would be. I would go to the garage and get my fishing tackle together, and throw it in the back of our ‘74 Ram. By then my brother and father would have all the food and coolers ready, and they would be packing, ready to go.
The drives up to the mountains were always peaceful, a certain halcyon hibernating within the tall peaks and the armies of pine trees. It seemed back then that when the world changed, these mountains would never move. They would remain at peace with themselves, and with anyone who would respect them. We arrived at the lake, but I don't remember what the name of it is. The lake is almost vacant, except for a few repulsive, suburbanite assholes. I never liked those kind of people, they always seemed to ruin the serenity of the lake.
I loved the water. I never went swimming, but the water was an escape in itself. Every so often, the waves would form a small pattern, and change current in an odd shape. I would always cast into those spots, thinking that the fish were more attracted to these parts of the water. Time to bait, I never liked salmon eggs, too much gooey crap that gets on your fingers. Instead, I went with a lure, even though this was a lake. I knew I would have to use eggs if I wanted any fish, but that didn't matter at the time. Cast, Reel, etc. countless times, and my mind would wander to wherever it would want to go. Time seemed to stop when I was fishing. The lake, the mountains, the trees, all the wildlife shit that people seemed to take for granted, was here. Now. It was if their presence was necessary for me to be content.
Time to go! Done. Back to society. No regrets, though. Nature shared the secret serenity with someone who was actually observant enough to notice. Sucks for everyone else.
I have been playing doom since November of 1994, so it is basically my life. These levels are better than anything you have ever seen before. I don't want to brag about my own shit, but these levels come from the Herr gott [God Lord] of DOOM himself ... so just play each one, and don’t miss any rooms, and you'll see why I say these are the best levels ever.
How to Play:
Load up the dehacked patch and run "doom2 -file tier.wad –fast -warp 01" and if you are using DM.exe to do a deathmatch or coop game, run "dm.exe -fast". Anything else, you figure it out on your own.
Tier is a 7 level patch for DOOM 2. It has 6 new monsters, 2 new guns, 9 new gory sprites, a few new sounds, new music, and tons of new textures. The theme for these levels is totally Phobos-base post-war UAC lab type stuff. So just imagine returning to good old episode 1 of DOOM with a ton of new twists. I even put in an actual part of the original DOOM in the first level. It's very nice, and not too hard to find. Lots of the rooms and secrets in this place come directly from my imagination, so you are basically running around in my own world. I live in this place. I mean a person could write a freaking book on all of the symbolism and double-meanings used in these levels. So show some respect, you bastards.
Advice from REB:
First things first, use the fucking map. You will never find all of the secrets or at least above 80% without it. Almost all of the secrets are visible on the map, and they aren't too hard to find.
Second: Each level has 4 symbols in it, locate all of them and you are Godlike.
Third: Watch the demo.
Fourth: If you are playing with fast mode on, and you should be, you can NOT save your game, if you do save it some weird ass bug fucks up the game and some tweeky stuff happens to it, so don't save when on fast.
Fifth: Remember this about the machine gunners: They have bad aim when you are more than about 5-10 feet away. So use that to your advantage. Plus watch the first demo to find out how to beat the blue key battlefield in map3.
Sixth: Do not try to use the cheat codes, except for idclev. They have all been changed besides that one, so if you try to type one in, the game will bomb you out. If you are having a hard time beating a level, then play it without fast mode on, so then you can save your game and it'll be easier. I want you people to see everything in every level, not get your asses kicked every other room.
Story: Once the demon was destroyed on Earth the war seemed over for you. However, the retaking of Earth had just begun. Helping out here and there with teams of marines to take over our lost cities, you grew tired of the same old battles. When you heard reports that Phobos was becoming an active base for demons again, you made a final decision. You will return to Phobos and finish the job. You will destroy every damn monster on the whole frigging rock and take over every base that you missed during the first siege. What do you have to live for anyway? Every friend you had was wasted on Phobos and your family was killed on Earth, so why the hell not? 7 installations were skipped during your first battle. You knew that a few teams made it over to those bases, but all of them were killed off before you even made it through the hanger. So you pack up a few things and head on back to Phobos. The 9 bases that were already passed through are basically in the same condition you left them in, which was only a few weeks ago. The new bases that you are going to have been "worked on" a little by the aliens. So expect some unusual architecture and probably some ambushes. They know you're coming. One other thing, keep an eye out for new weaponry. There are 2 UAC weapons that you saw training videos on months ago, but never found in the bases. One is an earlier version of the BFG9000 and the other is a modified plasma rifle. Both, as you remember, are very good at getting rid of enemies real damn quick.
Additional Credits to: VoDkA [Dylan Klebold], DevilMan [Nate Dykeman], Grunt [Chris Morris], ID Software, the creators of EdMap, BSP, Wintex, PSP 5, DeHacked, and DCK. KMFDM, RAMMSTEIN, NIN, Orbital, The Orb, The Future Sound Of London, Steven Spielberg, Slim Jims, Salsa Sunflower Seeds, Coke, and the authors of the DOOM novels.
* Play Information *
Map Number: MAP01-MAP07, game ends after map7 is completed!
Single Player: Yes
Cooperative 2-4 Player: Yes
Deathmatch 2-4 Player: Yes
Difficulty Settings: Yes, don't wuss out.
New Sounds: Yes
New Graphics: Yes
New Music: Yes
New Weapons: Yes, the gun of God and the RFG
New Monsters: Yes, a red machine gunner, an unstable Former Human, a hyperactive Lost Soul, a new breed of Imps to play with the old ones, a sentry, and the spidermind had a few adjustments.
Demos Replaced: All
• Construction *
Base: New levels from scratch
Editor(s) used: EdMap, BSP, Wintex, Dehacked, and DCK to fix a few fucking bugs.
Known Bugs: The only thing I know of is that the game gets screwed up when it is saved while on fast mode. Other than that, it should be fine.
Authors may NOT use this level as a base to build additional levels. You MAY not distribute this WAD file in any format.
* Where to get this WAD "
From me. You must either have my permission to have a copy of this or have actually purchased a copy from me.
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026173-026174 Music by Eric
Stupid fucking saxophone crap. I hate this kid of fucking music. Goddamn white bushy apes and spear chuckers snapping their gay little fingers and tapping their faggot little shoes. I want to take that sax and toss it into a vat of molten steel along with its owner or maybe charge into their gay little nightclub blasting away with an AR-15 and kill every one of those punkass happy jazzy fucksticks.
Oh Jesus, this is even worse than the last piece. This is what passes for music these days? Buddah, I could go get a music contract. What category is this BS anyway? Shell blowing bone whacking tree shaking Jazz? I really don’t want to hear about some annoying middle aged loser whining about his stupid stream of consciousness type lyrics. Next they will throw in some frogs croaking or chainsaws roaring.
Hmm, a bit calmer so far, no jungle bunnies running around banging on things. Is this a fast pace song for the Earth spirit club maybe? Thank God there aren’t any lyrics. I find that lyrics can often ruin good music. Well this isn’t so bad, kind of trancey. Quick too. Was that a dog. Oh goodie, I hear space invaders now. Damn it, more random crap. Jesus now it’s ruined. Stupid symbols or whatever they are called. Must be hard to carry THAT beat. OK now stop screwing with it.
Oh yippee, Enya wannabe, with a twist of 80’s synthesizer in it. Now we are a jamming dude. Ugh I need some KMFDM. Is this the soundtrack to a little fantasy movie about a boy and his starship cruiser? Sounds like something aerobics classes dance to when they forget their CD’s. Hmm, for some reason I feel like flying through a city with the spics girls.
Ugh, this is indescribable. I feel like I am walking around in a friggin cartoon for God’s sake. Bloody burrito boys and their little banjo barakas. What the fuck is this! Screw you guys, I’m going to lunch, and listening to good fucking music.
I wish there was so much more of this. His descriptions are ridiculously hilarious. The angrier he gets the funnier it is! Sometimes when I wonder what the fuck was going on in his head when he wrote this shit, I imagine a bunch of tiny hateful gremlin versions of him angrily running around voicing these complaints before he actually writes them.
Eric's angry rants sound like they were written by a combination of grumpy crotchety old men, someone overreacting to the point of their head exploding, and as stated above, hateful gremlins.
For the record I also despised jazz music as a teenager, and I still don't really care for it now so I can kinda get where he's coming from haha
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