Song analysis

(Warning:SPOILERS FOR THE GREATEST SHOWMAN MOVIE!YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!READ AT YOUR OWN RISK OF THE SPOILERS!)

Rewrite the Stars is a song from the Movie,The Greatest Showman.

The movie was inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.It was released on December 20th,2017(USA) and was directed by Micheal Gracey. It was given the award for Kids’ choice award for favorite movie actress.

In Rewrite the Stars,the song is sung by Philip Carlyle(Zac Efron) and Anne Wheeler(Zendaya).

Phillip is a rich white man and Anne is poor African American. They fall in love,but it seems that destiny is keeping them apart.This song is an Aerial duet. Lyrically the song takes on the subject of controlling their own fate and not letting the ‘stars’ Aka other people tell them otherwise.While Philip takes on a more optimistic tone, noting that they could ‘rewrite the stars’ and change their destiny.Anne takes on a more realistic approach,believing that even though they love each other, no one can rewrite the stars or do the impossible.

Anne is a performer in P.T Barnum’s circus who is known for trapeze and has a brother named WD who she is close to and was born in the 19th century.

Philip Carlyle was born to a rich family and he was always trapped a lot until Barnum recruited him and he became a new producer of the show with Barnum.

During a performance,Philip falls in love with her and that’s where the story of their love start and when Philip’s parents goes to far on saying something mean about Anne,she runs back to the circus and that is where the two perform Rewrite the Stars together and the two sing together as Philip says that they can rewrite the stars and try to change their fate and the two could be together,but Anne thinks that they can’t change their destinies and thinks it’s impossible.

What proved that they would be together was when the circus building caught fire and Anne was thought to still be inside and Philip raced back into the flames to find her until Anne came running out of the building using the back exit unharmed.

Anne stays at Philip’s side while he is healing in the hospital as she even sings a small bit of a reprise of Rewrite the Stars to the unconscious and injured Philip as when he does wake up in the movie later,the two share a kiss and then when they perform together at the end of the film,they finally did ‘Rewrite their stars’ and eventually kissed again and they made their own destiny.

So basically Rewrite the Stars is a song about love and destiny between two people who have their differences until they prove that they can choose their own destiny and they are able to fall in love.

Sites used for this post:

https://genius.com/14433619

http://thegreatestshowman.wikia.com/wiki/The_Greatest_Showman

Extra:

I have been in love with this song for over two and a half weeks now thanks to my sister after she made me sit in the couch with her and watch the movie which actually I learned to love and find myself listening to Rewrite the Stars over and over again(Even though I had to switch to practicing Try Everything by Shakira because I had the talent show coming up for me)and I try not to play it too much when I’m getting close to the talent show.This song taught me that we don’t have to let others control our destiny and we can control our own paths and we can live our own lives and learn from mistakes we make and bump into.I love this song and I really hope other people will love it as well.

Lyrics:

You know I want you
It’s not a secret I try to hide
I know you want me
So don’t keep saying our hands are tied
You claim it’s not in the cards
Fate is pulling you miles away
And out of reach from me
But you’re here in my heart
So who can stop me if I decide
That you’re my destiny?
What if we rewrite the stars?
Say you were made to be mine
Nothing could keep us apart
You’d be the one I was meant to find
It’s up to you, and it’s up to me
No one can say what we get to be
So why don’t we rewrite the stars?
Maybe the world could be ours
Tonight
You think it’s easy
You think I don’t want to run to you
But there are mountains
And there are doors that we can’t walk through
I know you’re wondering why
Because we’re able to be
Just you and me
Within these walls
But when we go outside
You’re going to wake up and see that it was hopeless after all
No one can rewrite the stars
How can you say you’ll be mine?
Everything keeps us apart
And I’m not the one you were meant to find
It’s not up to you
It’s not up to me
When everyone tells us what we can be
How can we rewrite the stars?
Say that the world can be ours
Tonight
All I want is to fly with you
All I want is to fall with you
So just give me all of you
It feels impossible (it’s not impossible)
Is it impossible?
Say that it’s possible
How do we rewrite the stars?
Say you were made to be mine?
Nothing can keep us apart
‘Cause you are the one I was meant to find
It’s up to you
And it’s up to me
No one can say what we get to be
And why don’t we rewrite the stars?
Changing the world to be ours
You know I want you
It’s not a secret I try to hide
But I can’t have you
We’re bound to break and my hands are tied

Second Chances-HTTYD narrative and fanfic

Note:Before I start this story,the only characters that belong to me is Quinn and Quartz.All the rest of the characters and places belong to the people who made and own How To Train Your Dragon movies.

Summary:Quinn,the adopted daughter of Drago Bloodfist,doesn’t feel accepted after she became part of the home of Berk and now she must find a way to show that the villagers can trust her even though she is from a dark past of a villain.Will the young girl prove herself or continue to hide and be scared of the ones who hardly trust her?

Shouts and screeches flooded around the area as hunters were putting dragons in traps and cages with ropes and chains securing them.A young girl walked through the crowd of hunters as she was no more than maybe thirteen years old.She approached a large man as she had brown hair that was nearly black and had two daggers on her belt. “Ah there you are Quinn.”The man spoke. “Hello father.You wanted to see me?”Quinn asked,her voice as rough as sandpaper a bit and her gaze stone cold. “Yes.I want you to spy on the archipelago and bring back information for me every few days.”He explained and stepped down from a step towards her. “Yes Drago.I will not let you down.”Quinn said and turned away. “Do not fail me my daughter.”Drago said as the words stung Quinn like a dagger had hit her. “I won’t.”She said.

Quinn woke up in her shack and got up.She sighed as it was only three weeks since the battle and Drago had fallen.She knew that he was gone and was scared of being found and executed.She was given another chance by Hiccup,the new chief of Berk.Ever since she joined Berk,she had stayed in her shack most of the time to avoid the glares and rumors of the villagers and didn’t know who to talk with or trust.Quinn opened her door a bit to see it was still dark out and dawn wasn’t for a while now.Quinn left the shack and walked around.She sat down at the edge of Berk quietly and watched the waves,her hair ruffled by the slight wind. “You okay?”A voice asked as Quinn got up and twirled around to see Hiccup and Toothless. “Oh.It’s only you Hiccup.”She sighed as Hiccup placed a hand on her shoulder. “You all right?”He asked again. “Yeah,I’m fine.I just wanted to come and see the water before everyone woke up.”She answered and sat down again. “You have been keeping yourself hidden inside your shack most of the time.”Hiccup said and sat down beside her. “Yes I have and that’s only because I’m scared of everyone.I’ve been here for three weeks and I feel trapped because of the glares and rumors of the villagers.”Quinn replied. “Everyone will learn to trust you Quinn.You just need to give them a little more time.That’s all.”Hiccup replied.

The black haired girl sighed.She had dyed a strand of her hair white to show her surrender and truce to the villagers since white was another way of saying truce or surrender in a fight.Her skin was pale enough to be white in the sunlight and her eyes were narrowed,but calm. “Okay Hiccup.Whatever you say.”Quinn replied as the chief of Berk walked away from her with the night fury right behind him.Quinn saw the sun rising and immediately ran to her shack where she closed the door behind her. ‘Gain their trust will be hard.Why did I choose to let Drago save me and treat me like his daughter?The daughter of a crazy man?I just need to figure out a way to gain the trust of others and I know that maybe if I try hard enough,they’ll understand my purpose of showing my new self.’ The young girl thought.She grabbed a book off her bed and started to read through it.

An hour passed by pretty fast as Quinn grabbed her black hood and cloak.She used it to sneak out of the village without seeing others glaring at her.She left and headed for the docks first quickly as she looked around carefully. ‘I forgot why I don’t come to the docks.It reeks!’ Quinn thought and snuck past a couple of villagers and saw a small basket of fish.She smirked and went to it quickly.She carefully looked around before picking it up and running quickly,but hid before someone could spot her.She was going to try to find the Changewing that had been able to escape the arena and was usually hiding in the forest a lot and the villagers were too scared to ventured into the forest to try to find it because of a Changewing being dangerous.Too dangerous.The Changewing had an acid shot,camouflage and had sharp vision.They only had one weakness and that was it’s skin.The Changewing also had a hypnosis ability which made it more dangerous.

Quinn ran to the forest once the coast was clear,it was very quiet and that’s what made the young girl feel more safe and calm.She never knew that because of it being so quiet,she would feel safe and calm for the first time ever since the battle that killed Drago. “Hello?”She called out cautiously and walked around.She held the basket of fish and then set the basket down and looked around.She heard growling and froze up before she saw the Changewing come out of hiding from being in his camouflage form.She stayed still as the dragon moved towards her and before she thought it was coming towards her,he dove his head and ate the fish that was in the basket.Quinn moved away carefully and pulled out a fish head from her satchel.

“Hey there.It’s okay.”She whispered as the Changewing looked at her with piercing green eyes as Quinn’s brown eyes made eye contact with the large dragon.She held out the fish head as the Changewing moved his head towards her.He smelled the air as Quinn started to calm down and she knew that she had to stay calm and show no threat or fear.She smiled at him and tossed the head to him as the dragon ate the fish head quickly. ‘Trust yourself.Trust me.’She thought and held her hand out to the dragon.

The Changewing moved towards her and placed his horn against the palm of her hand as she smiled and giggled. “Attaboy…”She whispered and rubbed her hands down his face as the Changewing and the girl stood there calmly. “I’ll name you….Quartz.”Quinn said as the dragon placed his head against her and nudged her.She laughed and rubbed his horn. “You like that name.Quartz it is then.”She said quietly.

Personal intelligence post

My name tag has four of my main intelligences:Inter personal,Naturalist,Musical-Rhythmic and bodily-kinesthetic. Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others. It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives,Naturalist intelligence is one of researcher Howard Gardner’s nine multiple intelligences. This particular intelligence that involves how sensitive an individual is to nature and the world,Musical intelligence is the capacity to discern pitch,rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalist, and sensitive listeners and People with bodily/kinesthetic intelligence are skilled at using their body to convey feelings and ideas. They have good hand-eye coordination and are very aware of their bodies. Their fine and gross motor skills are more advanced than the average person’s.

 

My main intelligence is Interpersonal except there’s two types:Alone and social.I’m alone,meaning I like to work alone,I always have a journal with me,I show my independence and strong will,I understand my own self-Strengths and weaknesses,inner feelings and ideas,learns from successes and failures,knows my own needs and how to meet them, shows independence in some actions and I do not follow the crowd.I was very surprised because I thought musical intelligence was my main intelligence until I took the survey that my ELA teacher gave me and my class.It is mainly true that I love to carry a journal,I’m independent and I show it through actions,I like to be alone and work alone and I always learn from my successes and failures which I have done at places in my home and school a lot.My intels are always important to me because they are who I am with me and myself.i may be different,but these prove that myself is different because of my intelligences.

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Book review- Spirit Animals

I am reviewing the Spirit animal series by the many authors of the two series. The first series and the Fall of the beasts (Second series). The very first book is called ‘Wild Born’ by Brandon Mull.Brandon Mull has made multiple books and is mostly known for about his book of Spirit animals where you are introduced to four kids and their destinies of becoming the four heroes of the world of Erdas.

This series has adventures, mysteries, drama, romance, comedy (A bit) and action. Although, I recommend kids ages ten and older to read the series because of there being multiple deaths,battles and some parts in books are gory and scary to kids who can’t handle blood or gore. There is also sadness of many deaths of many people in the books and how there was many confusions in the books if anyone has no idea of what’s going on.

The summary of the book is: Wild Born tells the story of four 11-year-old kids (Conor from Eura, Meilin from Zhong, Rollan from Amaya, and Abeke from Nilo) who summon the legendary Four Fallen (Briggan with Conor, Jhi with Meilin, Essix with Rollan, and Uraza with Abeke). The kids must work together to find the first talisman with the Greencloaks, leading to a heroic battle against the Ravens and the Conquerors.

The series spread out into a total of seven books for the first series (Wild born, Hunted, Blood Ties, Fire and Ice, Against the tide, Rise and Fall and the Evertree)and then comes the second series:Fall of the Beasts (Immortal guardians, Broken ground, The Return, The Burning Tide, The Heart of the Land, The Wildcat’s Claw, Stormspeaker and The Dragon’s Eye).

The series started in 2013 with Wild born and soon spread out into 22 books within the last five years including The Book of Shane, The Book of Ninani, Tales of the Great Beasts and Tales of the Fallen Beasts. The last book to come out was The Dragon’s Eye which came out on April 24th, 2018. There has been no confirmation of a third series possibly.

Spirit animals has blown people away for five years and inspired young people who love the taste of adventure, romance, mystery, action, drama and comedy with many good reviews on the books of the series. There are multiple authors for the books: Brandon Mull, Maggie Stiefvater, Garth Nix, Sean Williams, Shannon Hale, Tui T. Sutherland, Eliot Schrefer, Marie Lu, Victoria Schwab, Varian Johnson, Jonathan Auxier, Nick Eliopulos and Sarah Prineas. That’s a total of 13 authors for 22 books!

Even though that the series ended with a bunch of people asking questions,there has been no confirmation of a possible third series coming soon (Even though the Fall of the Beasts started in 2015 so it could be a while), but I give these series five stars for its awesome adventures and heart beating moments that gets you on the edge of your seat until you know what’s going to happen next on every page and word!

Life without social media????

A lot of people use social media to text/call friends,play games,see the weather,news and many more uses. I have social media called Amino and that’s the only thing I have that is social media like. Life without my phone would be tough because I use social media to get away from my stress and pressure after school every day. My parents got me a phone because I had to use their phones constantly when I was doing after school sports and I traveled with my teams. So I know that they gave me a phone for emergency and family contacting,but I don’t see the harm of why I can’t also use it to get away from my problems and chat with my friends.

But also,I’m not allowed to be on other social media like Facebook or Twitter until I’m older.In a post called Would you quit social media?,Lindy West said “To be clear,To be clear, it’s not brave to quit Twitter, or righteous or noteworthy. Quitting Twitter is just a thing that you can do. I mention it only because there was a time when I didn’t think it was a thing that I could do, and then I did it, and now my life is better.” She quoted in her essay of I quit Twitter and I’m better. I’ve been off my phone a lot and for once,I was off Amino for a month and it helped me a lot. I was able to keep good grades,do my chores,do my stories and I did all of that with just because I lost my phone for a month(Only because it broke and had to be repaired),but the only thing that hasn’t changed because I lost my phone was making and socializing with friends. There are two reasons why.

Reason one: I am antisocial. Antisocial means not sociable;not wanting the company of others. Well there’s a reason for that,but that’ll be reason two. I do enjoy the company of others because I have something called Monophobia(Fear of being alone).

Reason two: I was verbally bullied. I was called many bad things and rumors and lies spread around about me which made people say mean things about me and avoid me.

Those reasons are the entire reason why I have trouble making friends,but social media has helped me make friends inside the social world. So in my words,I would not like to give up my social media just because it’s the only way I can deal and be away from my problems.

Irony story

That was,by far,the most dangerous thing I have ever been in was when my mom and I was hit in the front with the back of a jeep.I heard my mom say something in a sarcastic tone to my dad when he got back from getting his new glasses.I mumbled a few things to myself in a dramatic tone,saying “I’m fine,I’m safe,Nothing serious or anything.” as my heart raced at the thoughts of the accident being worse.I carefully slipped off my seatbelt so I could calm down faster and easier as I heard my parents talk with the driver.I looked to check if the fish in the bucket next to my seat was okay and I said sarcastically “Oh yeah the fish are fine.” I used a pillow near me in case the water in the bucket got on the seat as after my parents talked with the driver and we got everything sorted out,we headed home as I helped my parents take the fish inside the house and into a tank and explained everything to my sister.That day scared me badly for life.

Extra:There was only a small hole in the front of my van.There wasn’t a bad accident.

Meme project for class

This meme is an example of the concept of Loyal.Loyal is the willing and practical and thoroughgoing devotion of a person to a cause.In “The Wave.”,Laurie knew the Wave was making people be disloyal to others and was making kids feel scared and some kids didn’t know who to trust or distrust since some were being like spies and spied on each others.It was also causing kids to get hurt like how David nearly hurt Laurie because she was putting articles up about the wave.Letting other people be disloyal to others,making them scared and hurt is wrong and so in the picture,the pug (I know,he’s wearing a Darth Vader outfit) is giving someone a face and is like:”The Wave?I rather be loyal to my brain!”

Biography of Ann Bates

Biography of Ann bates

Born:Around 1748 in Philadelphia

Died:Unknown date in England 

Ann Bates

          Ann bates was born in Philadelphia around 1748.Her parents were unknown along with their jobs.Before the American revolution,she was a school teacher in Philadelphia and was married to a man named Joseph bates who was part of the British army.She lived in Philadelphia as a school teacher with her husband.Because Philadelphia was one of the thirteen colonies,she was in a lesser area of when the war began since the war wasn’t near her town.In 1778,she began spying for the royal army in the war.Before the war,her education was good because she was a school teacher.Not much is known of what she did before the war other than that she was a teacher for the school in Philadelphia.

          During the war,Ann bates was a spy for the royal army in the war.She mainly helped the Continental army when she was helping in the war.She was involved in the war in 1778.She was at Great Plains,New york,New york city,Long island,New jersey,Charleston,Rhode island and South Carolina. She wasn’t involved in any of the battles,but after America signed an alliance with France,she left Philadelphia and was still working small missions under the command and direction of John Craig.During one mission,she was called Ann Barnes during her spying when she was in Great Plains,New york.Her main mission was to find a disloyal soldier in Washington’s camp who would give the British intelligence,but she was unsuccessful in that mission.She changed her mission and started to listen in on conversations and counted artillery pieces.She recorded and reported of what she found to John Craig.

          On March 6th,1781,Ann Bates and her husband sailed for England where she and him both spent the rest of their lives there.After the war,it’s unknown of what she did after the war and she never had any children.In 1785,she wrote a petition for a pension and took pride in her role in spying.Her family is not much known other than she was married to Joseph Bate.Ann Bates died in England,but the year and date of her death is unknown.She was a great hero and spy for the war along with the other spies in the American revolution.

 

Resources

Websites:

http://www.fearless-seas.com/452-2/

https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/12/ann-bates-british-spy-extraordinaire/

http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2011/07/ann-bates.html

http://clements.umich.edu/exhibits/online/spies/stories-women-2.html

Documentaries:

Revolutionary war.Directed by Carol L. Fleisher.Performnaces by Robert Kerbeck,Richard Cansino,Todd Jeffries and Charles Kuralt. Real TV inc.,1995.

Books:

Kilmeade,Brian and Yaeger,Don.George Washington’s secret six:The spy ring that saved the American Revolution. New york city:Penguin Audiobooks,2013.

Mcburney M.,Christian.Spies in Revolutionary Rhode Island.New york city:History Press,2014.

My favorite books of the past and now-CRR

Hey guys!Paw patrol fanon writer 14 here.I came to talk about my favorite books from the past few years and now. Let’s get started!

The first one is Katie and the mustang by Kathleen Duey.That was my first favorite book series I started reading when I was in 4th grade.It was published in May 2004.I started reading it in 2013. I was on book three when Summer before 5th grade started.When I came back,the series wasn’t there anymore and I have been on a bit of a cliffhanger.The reason why I read this book was because it was adventurous and I love horses.

The next series I love reading is the bestselling series,Warriors by Erin hunter.Truth is,Erin hunter is made by six different people!The first book was released into Canada in January 2003 and was released into America in February 2003.I’m currently reading The Last Hope which was published on April 3rd,2012.The Warriors books have been around since 2003 and it’s 2017 and there’s more books coming.They’ve been around for 14 years!Why I read these books is because it has prophecies,adventures,battles,journeys and a lot more.

Another book I just recently finished is War horse by Michael Morpurgo.War horse was originally published in 1982.It’s set in when World war II started and the story about a horse named Joey who is sent into War and is taken from Albert as he goes through many dangers and adventures,meeting friends and new people.It’s a real heart loving story and has a few sad parts in it,but I still loved it.Why I read this book was because I wanted to watch the movie,but I was too young to go see it and I was able to find the book at my school’s library.

Pegasus by Kate O’Hearn is a thriller of when a girl named Emily meets Pegasus and she goes on adventures with her friends in Olympus.There’s a total of six books.The first and second book came out in 2011,the third and fourth book came out in 2014,the fifth book came out in 2015 and the last book came out in 2016.Why I read this series was because again,I love horses and it has adventures,mystery and thriller scenes that get your mind and heart racing.

The Wings of fire series by Tui T. Sutherland is another book series I love to read.The first two books were released in 2012,the third and fourth were released in 2013,the fifth and sixth book was released in 2014,the seventh and eighth was released in 2015,the ninth book was released in 2016 and the tenth book was released in 2017.I’m currently trying to find the sixth book of the series,Moon rising,at my school’s library.Why I read this series is because again,adventures and prophecies!

The Guardian herd by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez is another series I have read.The first book was published in 2014,the second book was released in 2015 and the last two books were released in 2016.The next book of hers will be coming out soon either this year or next year called The Dark Water Trials the guardian herd Promise keepers.Again,I read these stories because I love adventures and horses.

The next series I love reading is the Spirit animals and Spirit animals Fall of the beasts by Brandon mull,Maggie Stiefvater,Tui T. Sutherland,Shannon Hale,Eliot Schrefer,Marie Lu,Garth Nix and Sean Williams.I don’t know how many books there,I know there is a whole lot of books of both those series,including the stories of the animals and people.Again of why I love reading this series is because I love animals,prophecies and adventures.

These books have showed of what kind of genres I love to read.I love to read adventure and animal books.I have been horse crazy for eight years of my life and I have been animal crazy since 2008.That’s ten years!Reading is one of my favorite things to do if I can’t get on the computer to do my stories or play on my phone.Some of these books even came out when I was alive or when I was born!

I recommend these books to others who like adventure,prophecies,mysteries,animals and fantasy.My friend and sister got me into Warriors,my fourth grade teacher got me into Katie and the mustang,I got myself into reading Pegasus,The guardian herd and my parents got me into reading Spirit animals.My friend also got me into Wings of fire.Everyone I know got me into reading.When I was younger,I never really wanted to read and just be lazy most of the time,true fact.In fact,because of reading so much,that got me inspired to do my own personal stories on Google docs.

Today,I’m reading all because my friends and family found books I love reading and whenever I put a book in front of me and open it,I read it immediately!The longest time it took me to read one book was three weeks because the book was only 100 pages long.The shortest time it took me to read was when I was reading Bramblestar’s storm and because I loved it so much,I couldn’t stop reading it and it took me a day and a half to read all of it!

That’s it guys and this has been a awesome day and I hope to see you next time!

Extra:Sorry if I didn’t add quotes from the books or images of the books.I don’t have a couple of the books sadly and I don’t know how to put more than one images on the blog.

Okapi avatar

My avatar is a picture of a baby okapi. Okapis are my favorite animals so I wanted my avatar to be an okapi. Okapis are rare and endangered. They live in the rain-forests of Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. They are also nicknamed “Forest Zebra”. Okapis are currently having a decrease in their population because of their habitat being destroyed and being hunted down. There are currently about 22,000 okapis.
Link of information- https://a-z-animals.com/animals/okapi/