17 December 2014

French Subject Pronouns

In French, there are subject pronouns to use and they are as followed:

Je - I, or if a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) follows, Je becomes J'
Example: Je suis Americain. J'aime manger les fromages!
Tu - informal 'you' used to speak to younger people or those with lower statuses like siblings or pets
Example: Tu est tres sympa, mon frere.
Il/Elle/Un(e) - he, she, one
Example: Il mange les fruits. Elle  mangee les fruits. Un(e) mange beaucoup!
Nous - We
Example: Nous sommes amis.
Vous - Formal 'you' and also used for plural (multiple groups)--formal is used for adults and people with higher status.
Example: Vous etes sympa, ma mere - merci!
Ils/Elles - plural he and she
Example: Ils arrivent a l'eglise. Elles sont de Paris.

11 December 2014

French Language: Indefinite Articles

French Verbs

Indefinite Articles: These are the basic words for the word "a" like in: I saw a farm on the way to school. Here are the articles for the versions of the word:

          • Un - masculine
            • Un chien
          • Une - feminine
            • Une chatte
For Partitive articles, this is the word used in the place of "of" like I am of the island of Ireland.

          • Du - masculine using 'le' replacement
            • Je veux du riz.
          • De - masculine noun
            • Je ne mange pas de chien.
          • Des - plural noun
            • J'ai vu des yeux sur la tete.
          • De l' - singular noun starting with a vowel
            • Je visite de l'Arc de Triumphe
          • De la -  feminine noun
            • La madame mange de la tomate.
These are the articles for French. Look up for more vocabulaire while you write!

To learn more, click [here] for basic French.

05 December 2014

Language: A Creative Source (Definitive Articles)

In Harry Potter, JK Rowling has used a vast vocabulary of English, Latin, French and German. A language I have learned is French and when writing my own stories, French has been a go-to language for any fantasy sort of tale.

When creating names or just phrases, French has been used frequently--especially if you read the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It's a fabulous language to learn!

Here are simple French phrases and words that may spark inspiration for your writings:

    • Tete-a-tete: head to head or having a private conversation
    • Noir(e): black
    • Chat(te): cat
    • Chien(ne): dog
    • Les doights: fingers
    • L'arc de triumph: triumphal arch, a monument in Paris
    • Rose: pink
    • Rouge: red
    • Blanc(he): white
    • Violet(e): purple
    • Vert: green
    • Orange: orange
    • Or: gold
    • Argent: silver
    • Clair(e): light
    • Fonce(e): dark
In French, there are words for the word "the" and there is a feminine, masculine, and plural (formal & informal) versions of this word which is called a definitive articles.

Le - masculine
Example: J'ai le voiture.
La - feminine
Example: J'ai vu la chatte.
Les - plural
Example: Les poissons, les poissons--j'adore les poissons!
L' - in front of a vowel (a, e, i, o, & u)
Example: Vous visitez l'Arc de Triumphe?

Source: French Verbs

01 December 2014

A Villain by T. Theroux

The Passionate Shepherd to his Love by Christopher Marlowe

Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd by Sir Walter Raleigh

This is my own rendition from the Shepherd's voice, his reply to the Nymph's reply. Please read the two poems above before reading this following you can get the background story... :D

30 November 2014

Super Powers

  1. Flying
  2. Ghostly Powers/Supernatural
  3. Resurrection
  4. Telepathic messages
  5. Mind Reading
  6. Nature Powers (fire, snow, wind, dust, etc.)
  7. Laser eyes
  8. Super speed
  9. Super strength
  10. Psychic
  11. X-ray vision
  12. Wizard/witch
  13. Invisibility
  14. Invincible
  15. Immortality
  16. Shape-shifting
  17. Animal mimicry
  18. Breath fire
  19. Magical healing
  20. Superhuman agility
  21. Breath under water
  22. Stick to walls or ceiling
  23. Mind control
  24. Control the seasons

28 November 2014

A Wolf in Sheep's Skin by T. Theroux

Burn my very heart, yet don’t take my soul.
Villain, and thief of my heart—lover.
I gave you my heart, though yours be of coal.
Breaking a good heart, beware of the tolls!
Be of stealth in taking hearts undercover.
Burn my very heart, yet don’t take my soul.
Now revenge is mine in time, I’m taking control!
Flee, miscreant, while you can take cover—
I gave you my heart, though yours be of coal.
Lovers we were, except you’re gone, not whole…
For I found you with another as discovered.
Burn my very heart, yet don’t take my soul.
For once you were a hero, a sweet roll…
My broken spirit, heartless, unrecovered
I gave you my heart, though yours be of coal.
Shall I toss you in an abysmal black hole?
Criminal, you no longer hold thunder—
Burn my very heart, yet don’t take my soul.
I gave you my heart, though yours be of coal.

26 November 2014

Types of Lines

In poetry, a set of lines are a stanza, but there are more names for lines. These are some names of lines in poetry:

2 - Couplet
3 - Tercet
4 - Quatrain
5 - Cinquain
6 - Sestet
7 - Septet
8 - Octave

18 November 2014

My Circus by T. Theroux

A calm aglow spoils the unpredictable.
Nothing. Gone.
Every day is a fiction of new design of that instant thrill-ride.
Imagine an electric art: my circus—
A helix paradox, in an enormous crowd in cashmere.
This circus is my design.
My architectural fire bone of the dead.
My circus—my innovation of innovations.
I see no wonder of this grand dream!
Sassy! Chic! Daring! Mind-blowing! Smooth!
Returning to save a magic soul of ice for my collection in the circus—my loot.
My soldier banshee army festival and I am their fierce master to keep.
This delicious allure I married—my mad circus.
Here’s a slice more to share, to eat, and to digest—
A divine griffin upon its hollow beauty will watch from my palm to search the future.
My circus is a challenger—elite and a masterpiece of history with designs in golden letters!
A touch of a kiss from a light star.
Fashion is not a game in my mad circus.
My market, my imagination from inspiration given from wisdom that swings, wisdom that kicks.
This circus is justified into your battle. Whatever that may be.
If you will…want to join…
We meet, this circus, after sunset as an exquisite moonlight comes.

Eliminate control when I welcome you into my circus. Just enjoy the show!

POETRY---Tanka & Haiku

To review what a Haiku is, click [here].

A Tanka is another form of Japanese poetry, except with a different style, but it is very close to a Haiku.

In each line, there are certain syllables placed per line. In a Haiku, the format goes like this:

Line 1 - 5 syllables
Line 2 - 7 syllables
Line 3 - 5 syllables

Heart beats, dry throats, sweat
Cold hands rub together—pain
Nightmares are real

For a Tanka, not to be confused with Tonka which is a toy company for trucks, it is longer than a Haiku and a Tanka goes like this:

Line 1 - 5 syllables
Line 2 - 7 syllables
Line 3 - 5 syllables
Line 4 - 7 syllables
Line 5 - 7 syllables

What you find, not fine
Gold glittering isn’t time
Gnawing into fire
Fire refines, my life lives on
Living, not dying, falling

For a challenge, go write five Tanka and five Haiku.

05 November 2014

Challenge--Twelfth Night (Or What You Will)

Have you ever read a Shakespeare play or any play like The Crucible? For this challenge, go read a play just for fun!

My favorite types of plays from Shakespeare includes 12th Night (or what you will), Hamlet, and The Crucible. Other plays I have read include A Streetcar Named Desire and King Lear; however, I have read Romeo and Juliet and I honestly hated it. Shakespeare is a great writer and despite some flaws (cough, Romeo and Juliet), his writings are great if understood.

On a side note, observe movies as well on a screenwriting aspect. Have a good day!

29 October 2014

ADVICE---7 Parts of Poetry

          1. Auditory---sense of hearing
          2. Olfactory---sense of smell
          3. Visual---sense of sight
          4. Tactile---sense of touch
          5. Synesthesia---mix of two or more sense
          6. Kinesthesia---use of movement
          7. Gustatory---sense of taste