Question of the Week

Question number 4

What childhood nursery rhyme would you like to write a story about but change the meaning completely?

When I was little my mom used to read us nursery rhymes all of the time. ˇI have 4 siblings and we are all two years apart so it was hard for her to decide which to read. We all had our own opinions but the girls wanted princesses and the boys wanted blood. The nurses rhyme I decided to alter reminds me a lot of ones my mom would read to the girls but the changes I made would please the boys.

It is very interesting because I only changed 2 single letters of the whole nursery rhyme and it changed the meaning drastically.

 Original

BOY AND GIRL

There was a little boy and a little girl

Lived in an alley;

Says the little boy to the little girl,

“Shall I, oh, shall I?”

Says the little girl to the little boy,

“What shall we do?”

Says the little boy to the little girl,

“I will kiss you.”

Modified

BOY AND GIRL

There was a little boy and a little girl

Lived in an alley;

Says the little boy to the little girl,

“Shall I, oh, shall I?”

Says the little girl to the little boy,

“What shall we do?”

Says the little boy to the little girl,

“I will kill you.”

This takes the mood of this child nursery rhyme and completely turns it evil.

Question Number 3

What childhood nursery rhyme would you like to write a story about but change the meaning completely?
When I was little my mom used to read us nursery rhymes all of the time. ˇI have 4 siblings and we are all two years apart so it was hard for her to decide which to read. We all had our own opinions but the girls wanted princesses and the boys wanted blood. The nurses rhyme I decided to alter reminds me a lot of ones my mom would read to the girls but the changes I made would please the boys.
It is very interesting because I only changed 2 single letters of the whole nursery rhyme and it changed the meaning drastically.
Orignial
BOY AND GIRL
There was a little boy and a little girl
Lived in an alley;
Sas the little boy to the little girl,
“Shall I, oh, shall I?”
Says the little girl to the little boy,
“What shall we do?”
Says the little boy to the little girl,
“I will kiss you.”
Modified
BOY AND GIRL
There was a little boy and a little girl
Lived in an alley;
Sas the little boy to the little girl,
“Shall I, oh, shall I?”
Says the little girl to the little boy,
“What shall we do?”
Says the little boy to the little girl,
“I will kill you.”
This takes the mood of this child nursery rhyme and completely turns it evil.

What the Q this Week?

If you could change one thing in our history what would it be?  Why?

Instead of Founding Fathers The United States would have Founding Mothers. 

If you think about our past and present presidents they all have First Ladies. They are the leading ladies of our nation and many times they are the women that the children of America look up to and admire. What is true about the presidents is also true of the founding fathers. Each founding father had a founding first lady. Unlike typical gender roles, the founding ladies stayed home to take care of the farms and children. These ladies were strong minded, passionate, and brave. If instead the men worked on the farm and our nation was established by these women, perhaps our world would be a more compassionate, kind, and sensible place. There would be no John Hancock’s, but instead every women would have signed the document that built our nation the same with equal importance. These ladies would have listened to each others ideas and would have been considerate to all races and genders. They would not look at the world today and just be okay with it, but instead they would make a change. If we did not have founding fathers but instead founding mothers our nation would be nurturing and loving but also a  country that gets things done. Women are strong, they are considerate of others and they are, most importantly, intelligent and I think if we did not have founding fathers but instead mothers the world would be a much different place, for the better.

Question Number 1

What is your favorite type of story? Why?

My mom tells everyone that I have never finished a book cover to cover in my life. I can affirm that that is not too far from the truth, but I always finish my adventure books. To me, you get so invested in them and you have to find out how they end. As you can tell, my favorite type of story is adventure which I think correlates with my blog perfectly.  My love for constant adventure in my life allows me to resonate with these stories because it almost brings me to my happy place. The thrill of these stories gives me excitement because I simply imagine I am the one traveling and experiencing the new adventures. For example, my favorite movie growing up was the Goonies, in which children venture out to discover hidden treasure. Today, I view this movie from my childhood as a metaphor; the children represent myself, and the treasure which is found at the end of the movie represents the destination and new experiences I am able to have. Adventure is more of a lifestyle for me so in turn, I try to surround myself in it. Overall, anything to do with adventure makes me happy, which is why I will actually read and love a good adventure story.