My Final Post Of 2016

Hey. Wow, I can’t believe there’s less than five hours left in 2016! A lot of people have been saying it’s been a horrible year, but I have to disagree. Sure, it could’ve been better, but for me it wasn’t a total disaster. Nobody died. Nobody got really sick. My Lyme hasn’t come back (yet). I turned 18. I graduated high school and will no longer have to deal with the shitty administration at WHS!

Then again, for the first six months of the year, I was fighting with the shitty administration at WHS just to graduate. I turned 18 (yes, it’s both a good and a bad thing). Overall, I suppose this year was fairly uneventful, and I’ll take that over bad things any time!

It’s weird, though, thinking about how this is the end of 2016. I’ve been looking forward to this year ever since my kindergarten “graduation” when we all received pins saying “CLASS OF 2016”. It’s strange to think that in less than five hours, that year will already be over.

I got my first job this year (granted, it was only for two weeks, and then they stopped putting me on the schedule for no apparent reason, but still). I got my first state-assigned ID this year (I think; it may have been in November or December of 2015, though). For some reason, the end of 2016 is really getting to me.

Well, I have to go. I’m babysitting my neighbor tonight, and I think I’m going to sleep over, so I have to go pack my bag. Happy New Year, everyone! Bye!

-Sam

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Let It Go: A Literal Trailer Made By Disney

Hey! My chem teacher brought up a hilarious point yesterday in class. Basically, he said “If you listen to the beginning of Let It Go, it sounds like one of Tobuscus’ Literal Trailers. Maybe when the Disney producers came up with the lyrics they were like ‘HA! Screw you! Try making a Literal Trailer out of THAT!'”

Elsa during the beginning of Let It Go

So, first, I’m going to say thank you to Mr. Rose for another priceless high school memory. But next, I’m going to say that, now that I think of it, he’s kinda right. Hear me out. First, watch this Literal Trailer of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The words / lyrics are below. I highly suggest watching it, or else you won’t understang the comparison. Now, here it is:

Introductory helicopter nature shot.
Bad guy at a safe distance
Second helicopter introductory nature shot
bad guy at an uncomfortably close distance (turn)

Careful Harry, he doesn’t have a nose.
Harry needs some sleep.
And he needs a nose.
And he needs some sleep.
And some new glasses.
And he needs a manicure.
Don’t sleep yet Harry, he’s gonna kill you LOOK OUT!

Spell, dodge, too many passengers,
dramatic turn,
how does that hold him up?
First time he touched a girl
Pan up pointy roof
Leaf bed look right
This movie is extremely important
Force field dissolves
Dramatically raise hand
That train is screwed
Slowly look left
This movie is the most important movie you will ever see
Back up in a library
Raise your hand and a wand
Dragon’s pissed, Weasley’s scared
Of a bunch of bad guys
but he acts brave while he runs.
You’ve gotta buy 2 tickets
Masked guy on a broom swerve
Run throw exploding
Running closer shot cast a spell
DUCK be careful with that stick too late.

Ok, time out. Oh thank god ok.
Catchin my breath. He’s grabbin his face, whatever. Ok go!

Dragon take off
People running
Downhill people running
Flex
Part 1 November walking
Chase that fire you wizards flying horse lizard
look out harry
Too late got him, help him Ron.

PART 2 July 2 BURNING
People Running backwards
Screaming
wave-hand upskirt
Windy
Kissing
Snape
cast spell
climb
look
blow up the town
Wizard lightning battle
Zoom huge shiny P
Then other letters come out.

Now, watch the movie where Let It Go is sung (the good version by Idina Menzel). The lyrics are also below. Pay attention from the beginning to 0:41 and 2:36 to 2:58. I’ve bolded them in the lyrics. Here:

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I’m the queen.

The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I tried

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know

Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door

I don’t care
What they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway

It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry

Here I stand
And here I’ll stay
Let the storm rage on

My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back,
The past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone

Here I stand
In the light of day
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway

Okay, do you see what I mean? Although it’s only small parts, ever since Mr. Rose told my class about the connection, that’s all I can think of. He said that whenever he hears the song that all he hears is the Literal Trailer, not Idina Menzel, at least not until those parts are over. I’m just saying, it’s a funny thought. And I do wonder how Tobuscus would do a Literal Trailer for those parts with totally different lyrics.

That being said, I still love Let It Go. It’s one of my two favorite songs, tied with Gone Gone Gone by Phillip Phillips. Anyways, that’s just something to think about.

-Sam

P.S. The original image URLs can be found by, as always, clicking the images.

Lots Of Homework

Hey. Sorry, but this is going to be a short post, because I have a lot of homework to do. I have to memorize my English speech (which I still haven’t given yet), I have to do four source outlines for Dos (history), plus I have to put together two powerpoints for English! UGH! But I guess that’s all part of high school, right? Anyways, I just wanted to keep my posting streak. Bye!

-Sam

I Hate Quarter Projects!

Hey. Okay, I MOSTLY hate quarter projects. I hate the stress of them. I normally like how I get to write as much as I want, except for the times when the final essay is only two pages (I’m looking at you, first quarter US History I Honors project!). My outline for Dos’ class (again, that’s history if you haven’t caught on by now or if you’re new 🙂 ) is due after vacation, and I have to read, like, up to six books. I know, I know, once I get to college, it’ll be much harder, blah blah blah, but I’m only in high school. And while I do like the extra challenge, I don’t exactly fly through books that don’t hold my attention. Sure, I can read a Harry Potter book in an hour, but a five hundred page book on the Jacksonian Era? Forget it! Ugh, it just sounds so boring. I’ve barely started, so I can’t really say much about any of the three books I’ve chosen to start off with (if I need more information I’ll go on to the other three), but I don’t have very high expectations. I think that writing the essay itself will be fairly fun, but I have to get through the books first. Meh. Alright, that’s it for now. I gotta go read some of those books. Wish me luck! Bye!

-Sam

The Before High School Me

Before high school, I was a loner, with a few good friends and that was it. I was bullied and teased, along with my best friend. I wanted to get out of the school I was in, because I could trace all of my problems back to there. I was miserable most of the time. Now, I actually like school, and I hate to be absent. Like I am now. I went home sick, but that’s for the next post. Anyways, now I have a lot of friends, and I’m happy as can be mostly. I am LOVING life right now, and can’t wait to not be sick anymore. Is it weird that I like school? Bye!
-Sam