Why this presidential election is so important

Hi there,
So I haven’t posted in ages . . . my bad. I have, honestly, been so busy lately with exams and everything so the time I have spare is about 3 seconds a day. I have a bit of time right now though so I’d like to talk about an incredibly prevalent issue in the world right now that I believe, despite not being American, affects us all. I apologize in advance as I believe I cannot remain neutral when discussing this topic. This is not meant to sway anyone’s opinions, simply express my own in relation to the current election.

The current US presidential election will, no matter who ends up in the position, change the world. We will either see the US move forward in politics and elect their first female president, or we will see them decline into corporate supremacy. The US is one of the most influential powers and so their political state will have an effect on the rest of the world, particularly if Donald Trump is elected. Now, this will be biased as I have an intense dislike for this man so I mean no offence to his supporters, however, I feel I must question: why do you support this man? Trump is not a suitable candidate for presidency in any sense. Not only has he been discovered as a sexual abuser but his consistent attacks on Muslim people are reflective of the attitudes of a particular dictator during WWII.

I genuinely have an intense worry that Trump will be elected, particular for what this will mean for the citizens of the US. He has made no secret of the fact that he will revoke a woman’s right to decide the most intimate and difficult decisions of her life, decisions that the government has no business making. Furthermore, his attitude toward immigrants is simply ignorant, calling them all “rapists” and “criminals” and demanding that a wall be built between the US and Mexico that Mexico will supposedly pay for. It is not just his policies that worry me, however, it is his personality. Trump is a man who has been proven as selfish, power-hungry and sexually abusive. The way in which he speaks about women is incredibly deterrent to the progress of America in relation to woman’s rights. Moreover, his attitudes to other ethnicity’s has the ability to significantly halt or reverse the extended efforts towards racial equality.

The current US election is incredibly important, not just to the US but to the rest of the world as the next president can and will have a significant impact. While Hilary Clinton is not trusted by many Donald Trump is insufficient to run an entire country. He not only has negative attitudes and policies but I believe that his upbringing will have an impact. Trump has had large amounts of financial aid throughout his entire life so he has no concept of what it is like to have no funds, or to be on the cusp of poverty. His lack of knowledge and understanding may very well result in his efforts being targeted towards a more financial able community, particular owners of large businesses like himself. His acute lack of political knowledge furthermore will inebriate his ability to effectively carry out his role in office.

Clinton, meanwhile, appears as a formal and fair candidate whose policies not only aim to benefit the US but to benefit outside parties whom they will effect. Her arguments are justified and she provides evidenciary support for each policy. Her policies are based not on her own opinions and convictions but on her parties’ policies and the good of the country. As I previously stated, it is a politicians’ attitudes that can effect the way in which a country is run. Clinton is professional, mature and appears to have a kind-hearted nature and I believe we should be in support of her.

Signing off,
Verity

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NaNoWriMo 2015

Hi there,
So the month of November is here which means it’s time for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and this year I’m taking part. The aim is to write 50,000 words of a novel in the month but because this month is probably the most stressed I’ve been I’ve set a personal goal of 10,000-15,000 words.

This year I’m finally making a start in the novel I’ve been planning for a while now. I hope some of you are participating because it’s really just a bit of fun. Feel free to add me as a writing buddy at: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/dragonprincess017

Alright so that was really all I had to say, it was just a quick update for you. Let me know down below if you’re participating or not.

Signing off, Verity

Signing off, Verity

I went to see a play

Hi there,
So today as part of my schools drama program I went to see a state theatre production of a play called Neighbourhood Watch. It focusses on an old woman called Ana and the woman who played Ana was Miriam Margolyes! She is Professor Sprout from Harry Potter! I was in the same room as an actress from one of my favourite movie franchises!!! I BREATHED THE SAME AIR AS HER!!! It was so awesome and the play was actually really good. It was funny and light hearted and everyone really enjoyed it. There was a really adorable guy playing the man called Ken and he was so adorably cute that my feels were just exploding all over the place. Have any of you ever seen a production at the theatre? If so, what did you watch and did you enjoy it?
That’s really all for today.

Signing off, Charlie

Supernatural

Hi there,
This is going to be a  post about my favourite TV show Supernatural. I discovered Supernatural through tumblr in late July last year and I can honestly say it has changed my life. I’ve gone on so many adventures with the Winchesters and felt the stabbing pain of losing friends. For those who don’t know (shame on you) Supernatural is about two brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester, who are hunters; meaning they hunt monsters. The series follows them on their hunting journey as they encounter many monsters, lose loved ones and fight for the worlds survival. In this blog post there will be spoilers so if you haven’t watched all the seasons and don’t want to be spoiled I’d suggest you leave.

Okay for those who have stayed congratulations you watch the best show in the world! We can now be best friends. Okay so season 3 and 5 of Supernatural are my favourite seasons because they contain the best plot lines. In season three they are battling to erase the deal that Dean made with a Crossroads demon that leaves him with one year to live, and in season 5 they are trying to stop Lillith from breaking the 66 seals that seal Lucifer in his cage. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse episodes are some of the best in the series. I loved Famine’s story and Death was just awesome. The actor that played Death is seriously perfect. These two season finals were the most heartbreaking for me. When Dean was dragged to hell by Hell Hounds I couldn’t stop crying. In that moment I was Sam, I felt the pain of losing Dean and as I cried I cried Sam’s tears alongside my own. In season 5 when Sam was dragged to hell I was Dean. I felt his sadness at having lost the person that meant the most to him. I felt his pain at having to move on and start a new life with Lisa and Ben.
Dean is my favourite of the two brothers as he is to most people. Jensen Ackles is one of the best actors I have ever seen. The amount of emotion he shows in scenes is incredible. Sometimes after shooting a scene he actually has to walk away and be by himself because he was so wrapped up in the pain of his character. My other favourite characters include Charlie and Castiel. Cas is so amazingly adorable and he is really sweet. I am a hardcore Destiel shipper and no matter what happens I will go down with this ship! Charlie is also incredibly awesome. She is just so much like me! She loves the same dorky stuff that I do and she is just so much fun. She is a really awesome character and I think it’s cool that she is a non-stereotypical lesbian character. Bobby is another one of my favourite characters. He is so hilarious and I cried so much in his death episode. It was so upsetting to see the one father figure they had, die so tragically. Thats the same for Ellen and Jo as well. I started off not liking Jo but as the seasons went on I couldn’t help falling in love with her. Right in time for her to die alongside her mother.
The Supernatural fandom is one of the best fandoms in the world. We make up so much stuff about the show and have taken over tumblr by posting a gif on every single text and picture post. The fandom just decided that Destiel was a thing and that Chuck (the original prophet and author of the books) is God. It never said anywhere in any of the seasons that Chuck was God but it doesn’t seem to matter to the fandom. To them (including me) Chuck is God.
I am currently on season 9 of Supernatural and I’m really sad because season 10 is the final season. No more Supernatural ever. I feel like I’ve only just found it and now it’s being taken away from me. It’s not fair that I have to live without it. I hope in the end Destiel becomes canon and that Dean doesn’t die. Someone will die in the end but who it is I don’t know. My thought is that Sam will die and Dean and Cas will start their life together free from hunting. Thats what I hope anyway.

Well thats really all I had to say for today.
Signing off, Charlie

Holidays

Hi there,
For the past four days I’ve been on holiday in Sydney visiting family so I haven’t been able to upload. I had a great time but it’s good to be back here where I can keep uploading for you guys. I know what you’re thinking “Where’s the movie review you promised?” Well I have it and I’m ready to upload it but it takes forever! I promise you the movie review by tomorrow though because I’m going to see Divergent again on Thursday and I want it uploaded before then. This post was just an update really. I hope you all are well and make sure you keep an eye out for my movie review.

Signing off, Charlie.

Divergent!

Hi there,

I just went to see Divergent and it was seriously amazing! It was so good, I was gripping my friends arm the entire time. It was so close to the book and I have no complaints about it at all. Theo James as Tobias Eaten was seriously perfect. He looked like Tobias and he played Tobias incredibly. Shailene Woodley was an amazing Tris and she looked exactly how I imagined her. She was able to show really intense emotions perfectly and could cry in an instant. I cried when SPOILER ALERT Tris’ mum died and when she had to shoot Will.
Christina was amazing and was played by the perfect person. The zip lining scene was one of my favourites. It wasn’t just really quick like I thought it would be. They showed Tris flying for the entire time and had it from her perspective for a bit. I saw Veronica Roth in that scene and couldn’t stop fangirling. I’ll be filming a review tomorrow and will attempt to get it uploaded.
See you tomorrow my fellow faction friends.

Singing off, Charlie

Happy April

Hi there,
My video booktalk is still being unbelievably stubborn and I still haven’t finished my movie review or my talk on the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sorry. I will, however, make a very short post today.
It’s April 1st today, more commonly known as April Fools day. It is also Fred and George Weasley’s birthday today. I want to wish everybody a very happy April Fools and wish their April is amazing.
Happy fourth month everybody!

Signing off, Charlie.

IRRITATION!

Hi there, 

I’ve been trying to upload my first booktalk all weekend and IT’S NOT WORKING! I AM SO ANNOYED! I’m promise I will find a way to upload it by Friday. Just bear with me. Well thats really all.
See you next time amigos
Signing off, Charlie