Thursday, March 16, 2017

Blog Post #6

Definitions- Choose five unfamiliar words and define them.  If you know all of the words: find five words that you find interesting, define them, and describe why you think they are interesting

1. Word: Kaleidoscope
       Page #4
         Definition: Constantly changing pattern or sequence of Objects or Elements

2. Word: Amnesiac
       Page # 7
         Definition: Partial or Total loss of memory

3. Word: Ravines
       Page # 12
         Definition: A deep narrow valley

4. Word: Throttle 
       Page # 14
         Definition: Attack or Kill by choking or strangling 

5. Word: Satyr
       Page # 20
         Definition: Half goat half man creature from Greek Mythology 

6. Word: Fuan
       Page # 20
         Definition: Half Goat, half human creature from Roman Mythology.

7. Word: Ventus
       Page # 21
         Definition: A storm spirit

8. Word: Brandished 
       Page # 120
         Definition: Wave or Flourish

9. Word: Solstice
       Page # 125
         Definition: When the sun has reached the highest or lowest point in the sky at noon

10. Word: Hearth
       Page # 1281
         Definition: Floor of a Fire Place



Friday, February 17, 2017

Blog Post #4

Page 317,
                    "He shouted her name again, in his mind he saw Chuck, falling on the ground, covered in blood, and Newt's bulging eyes. Three of the closets friends he'd ever had. And WICKED had taken them all away from him."

                    I picked this paragraph because this is some of the most "important" moments in Thomas's life. His friend Chuck death was in the first book, Thomas grieved even more because he promised Chuck that he would see his mother. Chuck's death was to protect Thomas. A knife was being thrown at Thomas, and Chuck jumped in the saved Thomas's life by ending his own. Newt's death was in this book, it was when he was in a Crank-life Stage where he was going to pure pain by not being able to keep his Sanity due to him being affected by "The Flare." Newt begged Thomas to kill him, so that he wouldn't be living the life he had, he didn't want to be a full on Crank. So Thomas shot Newt, and told No one, because he couldn't even look at what he had done to Newt. "Her name" was Teresa. This also happened in the same book. The maze was full of explosions, pieces and chunks of the roof was just falling all over the place. Long story short, she dies by pushing Thomas out of the way of a huge chunck of roof falling onto him, so Teresa dies saving Thomas. These are the reasons of why I picked this passage.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

5 Questions that popped into my head while reading the books...

  1. Did "The Rat Man" know he had the flare?
  2. Did "The Right Arm" want to stop WICKED or destroy WICKED?
  3. Did Teresa follow along with WICKED because she didn't want to make the sacrament?
  4. Who knew about the final Sacrifice?
  5. Did Tomas truly become a murdere?

Friday, December 23, 2016

Winter Over Break Work

(I had to talk about all the books before it so people can understand it. It said I wrote 499 words, therefore I am okay with the minimum word count needed for the Over Break Homework.)
          My Book is called "The Maze Runner Death Cure," a dystopian type book written by James Dashner. This is the third book out of four so far. In the first book we learn about the main character named Thomas who is immune to a disease called The Flare which has almost wiped out people worldwide. There is an organization called WICKED,  who's purpose is to find a cure to this disease. In the first book we get introduced to our main character Thomas, as well as the Maze. In the maze there is one area that is the "safe-zone" where they basically eat sleep, and do their chores and what not. Only boys are in the maze though but their not alone. There are creatures that kill the people... these creatures are called Grievers. Everything is okay until one day a girl is dropped into the Glade (what the people called the area) and things go crazy. First the sun disappears, the walls then won't close therefore letting and allowing the Grievers to come to their safe zone, this is what the people called the End which is when they decide to try to escape once and for all. We also get introduced to more characters but that doesn't matter because they both die off later on trying to escape in which few of them do. The few of them escape, they meet WICKED, people break in into Wicked's lair and kill most of the people there except for Thomas and his friends. They rescue them, Thomas and friends are now outside if the maze. That was all what happened in the first book in little detail. On the second book they go to a refugee camp like area. In night we the readers see what they later on call Cranks which is a zombie like person that is the outcome of the virus FLARE. The people who rescued the died by these Cranks. Thomas and friends then go and get the girl with whom they've met before who's name is Teresa. She wasn't in her refugee camp, instead of a kid. We find out later on that WICKED had two exact same mazes, but the only difference is that one maze had all girls but one boy, and the other (Thomas's) had only boys and one girl. They go through the Scorch Trials, they make it to the safe heaven. That was what happened in vague detail in the second book. In the the third book... we find WICKED's true hideout. We find out that everything before that was all part of WICKED and they planned it all. Everything reaction and action. Thomas and friends escape and are going to Denver to take out a chip that they all have that makes it so that WICKED can't find them and manipulate them. In Denver they know a guy that worked with WICKED before then he quit and will be willing to help them take out the chip.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My Book I've been reading

     My Book that I've been reading is called "The Maze Runner Deatn Cure," a dystopian type book written by James Dashner which has a total of 324 pages. The book is about a virus that has wiped out many people in the world while a group called WICKED tries to find a cure. So far in the book, the main character Thomas and his friends Minho, Newt, Jorge, and Brenda have escaped the head quarters of WICKED and are in Denver right now. WICKED's methods to find the cure are extreme by throwing what they call variables at the teenagers because some of them are immune and WICKED grabbed them, then threw them into a Maze and Scorch Trials to see how the people who are and the people who aren't immune react to the situation. Now, Tomas and his friends are talking to Gally, a old aquitance who has a bad back story with Thomas and his friends to try to talk to them about how the world is slowly dying out. That is in conclusion what is going on in my book.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

About Me 😅

 Hello, my name is Antonio. Some of my activities vary from helping people with homework, from sketching in my Sketch book to let my thoughts and emotions burst from my imagination to paper. I'm not really into any "active" actitivites, unless you count walking around for hours in the mall, or riding long distances in bike. Other than that I just strategize in my gameplay, and sometimes help my sister practice in both academics. My favorite books would be "The Maze Runner" series, and "The Hunger Games" series. I also like music from the radio, some channels I listen to are 103.5 and 105.1. The movies I like is "Shrek 2", and "The Bee Movie".