I’m a bit of a history nerd (understatement of the freaking year) and I’m working on a nifty semi-romantic love story about an American foreign exchange student attending the Technical University of Munich when he "meets" a young lady whom he falls in love with from afar and struggle to speak to her out of his fear of rejection. The following is not the story, but the history of the world after its…Continue
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In which John Green provides some historical context to the current civil war in Syria, discussing Syrian independence, the rise of the Ba'ath Party, Syria's relationship with the rest of the Arab world (and Russia), the Presidencies of Hafez al Assad and Bashar al Assad, the Arab Spring protests in Syria, and the many flags of the Syrian nation.
Also discussed, in…Continue
Okay, so I have a friend (I know, cool right) called Lewis, he's nice, nerdy and all that stuff, and I enjoy his company. But recently he began poking me over and over again on facebook. This is not casual, it's a proper every 5 seconds type thing. Therefore he has declared "poke war", so I fought back the way most would do, with equal amounts of poking. But it didn't stop, so I started to think a little out of the box. Therefore I wrote a song, well a parody of a Noah and The Whale song.…Continue
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When the Great War began, armies attempted to fight using tactics that had been in use for hundreds of years. What they discovered, however, was that traditional tactics no longer worked. New technologies had made old tactics obsolete.
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John Lennon's 'Imagine' is a well loved song. Which is strange when you really think about it. In this song, Lennon paints a very clear picture of a communist world. 'Imagine there's no heaven... Imagine there's no countries... And no religion too...Imagine no possessions...Imagine all the people/ Sharing all the world' (1)
It's a wonder that this song is so well loved, as it was released right in the midst of the Cold War(2). Perhaps it's…Continue
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...because I have class at 9:30 tomorrow and need to get to bed. I found this picture on Reddit:
He should not have had to write this to his baby daughter. He should be able to watch her grow up. I can't stand war. It constitutes a lot of what I learn because of the major effects wars have an countries.
Every day I learn more and want it to stop more. I know you can't just…Continue
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In history we're studying the first world war and its causes. One of the main causes was probably jealousy particularly between Germany and Britain. In fact one of the reasons Britain hated Germany so much was because the Germans were trying to build a better navy than Britain.Another reason being that The Kaiser wanted Morocco which annoyed France.
The countries then formed allies. Kind of like when children fight with their friends and then they make little gangs. This knowledge…Continue
Why hello there, as you may recall, i am that one person who climbed mount everest (half way, using the ski lift) then remembered that i had forgotten to remember to not to forget to not to remember to bring my tooth brush (or furry stick, depending if you are canadian or not), so i had to go back down to get, only to realize that i had left my tooth paste (or sticky blue goo, depending on whether you care about your teeth or not) in america, at the hotel, from when i was 19, that was…Continue
I came to a realization that greatly affects my war with the camera.
I can’t remember if I mentioned this to those of you who read my blog, but there is a camera in the computer lab…Continue
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This is a short (mostly fiction) story strongly based on the book The Forever War by Dexter Filkins. It is a story in the perspective of Ashley Gibertson, a photojournalist who worked in Iraq from 2002-2008 and is featured in the book. I don't know if I'm allowed to have a link to his site here, so if you want you can just look him up yourself.
A/N: You do not have to have read The Forever War to get this story, but it really really helps. This story is, as of yet,…
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