…however, she couldn’t believe what she had done… [100WC]

However, she couldn’t believe what she had done.

Her eyes were filled with tears, her friend had their head in their knees, faint sobs escaped both girls.

Everyone was a bystander, nobody came to help them. She ran away, her tears escaping the gaps between her fingers.
She ignored the calling of her name, she ignored everyone around her.

She felt as if she was falling into an endless void with no hope of coming back out. She looked behind her, her ex-friend was nowhere to be seen. She stopped. The black void turned to white, but it then became even deeper, an infinity.

She screamed for help.

All kids should be allowed to be whatever they want to be (In this case, a furry)

Do you have a cool interest but you are too afraid to share it? Imagine a world where kids are not afraid to share any unique interest – that would be possible if only you understood what it means to like anthropomorphic animals, also known as the furry fandom.

Many people think that the furry fandom is full of weirdos who never go outside, which is not true! People make friends with people with the same interests – that also counts for the furry fandom.

I, as a furry, have made new friends through videos and just talking about them in general, they helped me find my fursona and let me be myself.

According to Aces of hearts fox (A furry youtuber), at a furry convention, an 11 year old was bullied about having a bad fursuit. A few popufurs (popular furries) contacted them and set up a photo with the kid who was bullied, they even let them use one of their spare tiger fursuits!

In the furry fandom, people can be a lot more creative and express themselves through a fursona, which is an animal representation of yourself or a part of your personality.

In the furry fandom, I have four fursonas:

  • Maple, a nature loving racoon and deer hybrid.
  • Berry, a fruit-loving cat and fruit bat hybrid.
  • Blue, a sad and sensitive wolf.
  • Hallow, a Halloween loving fox.

These fursonas are all small parts of my personality!

Many furries help the community by holding fundraisers, giving convention money to charity and even seeing someone in a giant animal costume can brighten someone’s day!  According to Vice, the furry community is a safe place for all youth to be welcomed with open arms and many teens to be themselves and have fun.

(Read the whole article here)

So come on down and join the fun! Loving anthropomorphic animals is not weird, loving anything unique is not weird, do not let anyone tell you any different! Being yourself is the best part of life!

 

All Children Should Play a Sport

“All children should play a sport” or should this statement say forced.

Many children do not like to participate in sports, but with parents not listening to their kids, they will never have a say in whether they should play a sport or not, which would cause a massive and negative impact on their emotional state.

Many people, including me, believe that children should have the right to choose if they play a sport or not. If parents force their child to play a sport that they did not want to, the children would not try in that sport and would begin to feel unhappy while doing that sport.

According to the Young Minds Matter study, one in seven or 560 000 young children suffer with anxiety or depression. If the child has anxiety or depression, they would not have the courage to go up to their parents and ask them to quit a sport or to change from one sport to another due to the negative consequences the child will think up.

There are many other ways to build up teamwork and sportsmanship in a child’s mind, such as playing strategy games with others, such as the adventures in Animal Jam or Minecraft.

The skills your child can learn from Minecraft are –

  1. Enhances life skills
  2. Complements school skills
  3. Delivers work skills

The skills your kid can learn from Animal Jam are –

  1. Cyber safety
  2. Teamwork

Let us think beyond the two “main” genders for a while.

What would happen if your kid were transgender, gender fluid or non-binary?

These genders are used by people who do not associate with their birth gender, people who do not want to be associated with any gender and by people who do not care what gender they are.

Many sports, like soccer and ballet, are associated with the two “main” genders – female and male. Kids who are Trans, gender fluid or non-binary will not fit into any sport unless it is a unisex sport. Gender stereotypes will become a big thing if kids are forced to play a sport. Trans, gender fluid and non-binary children will possible be bullied and be led into a state of depression, which would lead them into a higher risk of causing self-harm and even attempted suicide.

In conclusion, many people believe that kids should have a right to choose and not be forced, due to gender stereotypes and kids can learn teamwork and various other skills through online games. So tell us, are you thinking about this? Do you still have the same opinion as before or are you now on the fence?

 

 

2018 webinar – eSafety

In the webinar, we learnt about privacy online and how to stay safe and protected.

  • When you have received a message/popup, make sure to check all the details (grammar, spelling, who it’s from, name etc) so you are sure that it’s a virus or not.
  • If you have received a friend request from someone you know, make sure to check out their profile before accepting or denying the request.
  • Scamming messages can come from anyone at anytime, even your friends.
  • Don’t put your personal information online, these things are full name, age, where you live, what school you go to, address and personal photos.
  • To avoid hackers, never share your password with anyone, even if somebody claims they will never hack into your account.
  • Always use a strong password to protect you account.
  • Whenever you are editing your profile, find a way to turn of your location/GPS tracking so  hackers can’t find out where you are.

Herald Sun – Hawaii

Pale Blue – Recalls

Sky Blue – Questions

Deep Blue – Insights

Black – Summary

This article was about the recent eruption in Hawaii.

Most of the volcanic activity was around/in the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens areas and towns.

Kilauea is the most active of the five volcanoes on the island and one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It has been erupting constantly for 35 years.

Many people were allowed to rush home on sunday to get pets and other valuable items.

Why did the person who was filming the video of their/a car getting crushed/consuming run away or not film at all?
How many homes were destroyed and how much land was covered in lava by the end of the eruption?

I understand that being in a place where an active volcano is present is very dangerous and could lead to your home getting destroyed.

100WC – Magical Creature

This amazing creature is found in a special type of oasis’ in the desert, the pink lake.

Many people do not believe it exists due to it be shy and not showing itself to people often.
It’s blue and purple colours help it to blend into the glimmering water, it can even turn it’s colours into many different shades of pink to hide better.
It is able to transform into a tinier version of itself so it can hide away in the smallest of cracks in the rocks.
It’s main predator is the Bulti Fish. It will chase it’s prey into an area where it cannot escape and then eat it.

100WC

The old statue legs stood alone in the forest. It has been 100 years after the statue of the nearby town’s god, Dionysus the god of nature, got torn down by a storm. The town was devastated, afraid that the god would send the wort of nature after them. Yet the god was pleased. The town lived in fear as the statue grew vines all around it’s legs.

Little did the town know, Dionysus was growing a new body for himself, to regain what he had lost. After he had done his work, he would use this vessel to talk to the mortals.

Home Book Review

Home (Lams – Laurens x Hamilton Modern College AU Fan-Fiction)

An AU stands for Alternate Universe; it is an alternate version of something that already exists.

Anybody can make an AU; all they have to do is take the original idea (A game, a book or a musical) and change it in minor or huge ways.

 

The characters in this book are Alexander Hamilton; the new guy at school who is very nervous, anxious and loves literature. Eliza Schyler; the loving, caring, hotheaded younger sister of Angelica and the older sister of Peggy. Angelica Schyler; the sweet, gentle, caring older sister of Eliza and Peggy. Peggy Schyler; the shy, curious, hyperactive young sister of Eliza and Angelica. Maria Reynolds; the bossy, sweet (on the inside!), leader who shows Alexander around the school. Aaron Burr; the jealous, ready to take action, hotheaded friend of Alex and Thomas. George Washington; the bossy, leader, caring teacher at the college. Thomas Jefferson; the mischievous, hotheaded, jerk who hates Alex. John Laurens; the sweet, kind, nervous dorm roommate who must put up with Hamilton writing like he is truly running out of time.

 

The difference in this AU (and many other Hamilton AUs) is that it is set in a modern college. Lin-manuel Miranda (The person who wrote the musical ‘Hamilton’) and the cast of all the characters mentioned switch places with the people in history. (So instead of Hamilton debating with Thomas, Lin debates with Daveed Diggs)

 

I believe the audience for this book is mostly teenagers as it mentions sex and has a fair amount of swearing. I also believe that this book fits in with the romance genre, due to it being based around a ship (two people being paired together) and it mentions sex.

 

I rate this book 4/5 turtles. (John Laurens loves turtles!)

🐢🐢🐢🐢/5  

100WC

The townsfolk wandered around their small town, not knowing of danger that lied among the edge.

The ocean barely went inside of the town, but many of the townsfolk where terrified, the captain, who managed the lookout, kept on reassuring them that the town was safe.

The river that ran along the edge was getting unexpectedly faster, nobody knew what was going on.

They were all told to stay inside their homes for safety as the captain tried to find the source of what caused the river to move so quickly.

Nobody knew what danger happened that day…

Nobody knew.

Reading Reflection ~ “It Came From Beneath The Sink” – By R.L Stine

Pages: 60-112

The genre is horror, I know this because I have read around about half of the Goosebumps books that we have the school library. 

Horror is very common in Goosebumps due to it being a series of books made to give you chills down your spine. I personally didn’t get scared while reading any of the Goosebumps books since I am used to things like this.