Tag Archives: fiction

BioShock 1-Revisiting the Horror.

BioShock is a first-person shooter video game series created by Irrational Games and published by 2k Games.  When it was first released in 2007, it became one of the most innovative video games to be created. You are a survivor of a plane crash in the middle of the ocean. Rising from a sea is […]
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Phillip Roth

  Readers recently lost a legend in Phillip Roth. Though he passed away, his ideas live throughout the wonderful stories he wrote. I was introduced to Phillip Roth when  earning my Masters in English Literature. The assigned novella was Goodbye Columbus, but included five additional short stories. After I read the book I begin searching […]
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Book Review: “The Stand”

  I finally got around to reading The Stand, and I am glad I did. There are many protagonists and/or antagonists who have a point of view in this apocalyptic quest for survival, answers, relief, satisfaction, and redemption. The Stand was originally published in 1978, events that occur in the novel may be much in question; however, today […]
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White Teeth – Side-Story – Millat

My response to the book White Teeth Zadie Smith recently includes imagining up a side story based on one of the characters for an advanced writing workshop. I’ve always found writing fan fiction and side stories great practice to writing fiction. The few previous times I have performed this task, the two works turned into […]
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Escapism

I like watching movies as I do reading books that affect me, because I learn about other people through the portrayal of characters and their stories. Emotionally, people respond to fiction, as they see the characters, story, and the fictional world as something they have experienced in the real world. Also, I watch and read […]
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The Risk of Trusting and The Strength of Forgiving.

  What’s worse than being betrayed is being betrayed without explanation, and by people who one trusted. To trust fully in people, then to be betrayed by these people feels like The Black Death.What’s most important for this individual is to forgive. A common saying goes, “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of […]
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To Be an Explorer, or How To Be an Explorer.

“Every morning when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift!” – Thich Nhat Hanh That is twenty-four brand-new hours to explore new concepts, things, people, ideas, myself… I always wanted to be an explorer – go to outer space and discover new planets and lifeforms, wander some uncharted […]
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Solitude

Adam Phillips: “An affinity for solitude is comparable only to one’s affinity for certain other people.” In reality, many endure solitude, and some even choose it. Loneliness can be more prevalent around others than isolated from society. Or is solitude really loneliness? People aren’t ever truly alone – whether hiking deep in a wilderness with […]
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Culturally Empathic

To understand the emotions and experiences of people outside my culture, I must venture out of my circle and comfort zone to actually explore other cultures. If I can’t travel to other countries and continents to experience other cultures, I need only to open a book and read and/or watch a film. But diverse culture is all around me. […]
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Impulsive Responses Agitate Fire

I think everyone deals with opposition some point in his or her life. This includes dealing with difficult people (to be nice). What is the best way to deal with difficult people or a difficult person? For example, how does one go about dealing with people they know are being bias or jerks to him or […]
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