Why So Successful- Phineas and Ferb

on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    A story is defined as, "a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed tointerest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader." But a story can take many different forms.
    With today's technology, we are overwhelmed with stories in the media. New movies comes out every week, new television episodes air every day, and even beyond that, we had an overwhelming amount of video games, board games, RPGs, etc. which all tell their own unique story. 
    All stories have five elements- characters, setting, conflict, plot, and theme. They take those five elements and incorporate them in different ways to make different stories. What I'm going to do is take different stories from pop culture and analyze them to figure out why some stories are so successful. Today we're going to start with the tv show, Phineas and Ferb.

Valentine's Day

on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    I am not a romantic. Romance typically makes me want to rip my hair out and scream, because usually it is so unbelievable. For example, I have a sister who loves watching cheesy Hallmark movies because of the feel-good story lines. I end up questioning everything and tearing the storyline to shreds because I don't understand it.
    I really don't understand the whole, "true love at first sight" thing. And especially in today's world with so many stories and movies out there, it's become such a horrid cliché, it makes me shudder just thinking about it.

    Part of the reason I don't understand it is because of my personal romantic history. My husband and I have been friends since we were 14. It took us three years to have feelings for each other and begin dating. I don't understand the concept of falling in love with someone you don't know because I've never experienced it. I am attracted to people's personalities. It wasn't until recently that I realized it's a common enough thing that there's a specific term for it- demisexual. Which explains why I don't relate to all things romantic.

Blog World Tour- Eleanor Konik!

on Friday, February 10, 2017
    It's a new month, which means it's time for another Blog World Tour guest! This month, meet Eleanor Konik!

Eleanor Konik was born and raised in a close-knit neighborhood just outside of Baltimore, where she is putting the final touches on her teaching certification. She spends her free time gardening and playing cards with coworkers. She also enjoys fishing, hiking, and visiting attractions around the city. Her blog showcases insights she's gleaned while researching THE LAST COLLARED MAGE, a fantasy mashup of Rome's greatest defeats.