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imugem joined on Jul 10th, 2015, since that has made 36 posts that are still accessible today, 2 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, imugem has given 89 upvotes, and was last online on Jul 24th, 2017.
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My mom played a lot of classical music for me from CDs when I was really little. This is the first song I can ever remember hearing around age 2 or 3. Kinda makes me feel like a kid again.
I read this book for a final "project" for an AP lit class. Had I known how confusing the narrative was, I probably would have passed it up. It was written in the 1920's and is one of the first American novels to use a stream of consciousness narrative style. This is what makes the book well known.
There are four narrators, three brothers and then one in 3rd person. I won't say much but the narrators often jump back in time mentally and the words become italicized when they do so. One of the narrators is extremely mentally handicapped which makes it pretty hard to read. Essentially it is the story of a very dysfunctional family that only gets worse and worse. It's hectic, manic, and basically the definition of a clusterfuck. The different perspectives are like pieces of a puzzle you put together as you read the story.
I chose to read this book cause I really enjoy Jack Kerouac's style, and thought this might be similar. I was completely wrong. This novel is way more sporadic and feels like it has an incomplete ending even more than one of Kerouac's novels. It was a good way to get out of my comfort zone though.
If your'e looking for a very unique narrative style and a story that is completely character driven, this book is for you. My only advice is to try to power through the first narrator, after that the book becomes much more bearable and enjoyable. Also annotate.
I really enjoy this website, even though the community has been getting smaller, and not as many people are active. I've been part of the colorless for about 7 years now, and when I was younger it offered me a place to learn how to express myself and my thoughts while receiving criticism, constructive or not, while largely remaining anonymous.
The Colorless was the majority of my social interaction in my early teen years. To some that may sound horrible, but I was able to make a lot of friends, and it has been a good place to make mistakes and learn from them. It's been interesting to use CL as an archive for my ideas and they way I conducted myself in the past. Even some posts from just 8/9 months ago I spot typos or wording I find immature and dumb.
Anyways, I don't think I've ever verbalized my appreciation for the site or how I feel about it, so I thought I should go ahead and do it.
Recently I stumbled across a website with a Telescope Network powered by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. To put it simply, there are telescopes in the United States in Arizona that you can use to take pictures of things in outer space. Certain settings can be chosen such as filters, zoom, and exposure time. Within 24-48 hours, the picture(s) you took are sent to your email.
It's pretty cool to see what images you can create and the things you can capture even from thousands of light years away. You can begin here. Below I will share some of the images I have made. Keep in mind I still have yet to master the editing software and the more you experiment, the better they turn out. Please share ones you have made if you chose to do so!
Lagoon Nebula before, after, and hubble (4,100 light years away).
Orion Nebula before, after, and hubble (1,500 light years away).
My life over all is just so much better than it was 3 or 4 years ago and it makes me really happy to think of how I have improved myself.
Love love love this piece. That trumpet solo at 3 minutes is almost enough to move me to tears holy ravioli.
If I had a taco for every gender there is, I would have two tacos.