Asylum

Outside the asylum it was almost like standing in a forest. As me and Elliot were making our way inside there was this writing with an orange or red hue. Most of the interior had collapsed because of the century old foundation. There was graffiti and drawings all over the walls but one reoccurring picture was a abnormally wide crocodile. All the rooms were empty and the wallpapers were ripped from the walls. Within most of the faculty rooms there was just profanity and sometimes the odd drop of paint. It was one of the scariest experiences in my life.

The prompt

Donating Blood BTN

This video was about the act of donating blood. Donating blood can help up to 3 people with just ½ a litre of it. Giving blood is easy and super helpful. If you’re 16 and up and you’re in good health then you can donate blood. There are 3 ways to donate blood: plasma, platelets or blood. When you give blood it gets shipped off to hospitals and places where people are in need of blood. There are over 200 orders of blood each day. Blood is mostly given to people with cancer or other diseases. If not enough blood is shipped out then what happens? How does the blood get shipped? Do hospitals get shipped exact amounts or a little over or under? An understanding I now have is that giving blood is supposed to be a sort of moral duty of ours. If someone doesn’t receive blood obviously they won’t get helped which in turn might mean they die. Giving blood is about saving lives.

Red- facts and recalls

Green- questions

Blue- understanding

BTN

Slime

It was the middle of the school holidays and I had my birthday yesterday. I opened so many presents from my whole family. I was turning ten so it was a big deal. I got loads of presents that I loved but the one I was most excited about was a slime maker machine my uncle got for me. It was really late when I opened my presents so my mum told me I could make slime tomorrow. The next day I made the slime immediately. It was in a bowl setting when it fell on the bench. The slime dripped through the vent.

Bold is prompt

Australian citizenship BTN

This BTN was showing how people become citizens and how the way they do it could become harder. To become eligible for Australian citizenship you’d needed to have lived here for 2 years and you had to have filled out a test. But recently it’s changed. You now need to have lived here for 4 years, filled out a harder test for non-English speakers and they now look into criminal records more thoroughly. So many people preparing to become citizens now have to wait 2 more hours years, possibly learn English and be cautious about how they spend their time. Malchom should’ve given those people a couple weeks notice instead of upright changing it. Are there any benefits to becoming an Australian citizen? What is different about being an Australian citizen and being a migrant? An understanding I now have is that becoming an Australian should be hard because of the pride, rights and the ability to know that you are safe.

Red- Facts/Recalls

Green- Questions

Blue- Understanding

BTN

Food

I didn’t have a specific goal but I am trying to practise my writing.

I just couldn’t eat something so I ate everything… well almost everything. I currently weigh 14kg. unnatural for a 78 year old but I have a life story compressed to 68 words. It starts out on my birthday 28 years ago when I had the biggest buffet Id seen in front of me. I immediately jumped on to it stuffing my face with bacon, chicken, cake, lollies. Oh I had it all which is the time I developed an addiction to food. We’re 6 months in the future and I weigh 320kg. I began a diet and lost 316kg. That’s a lot.

Bold means prompt

Cyclone Debbie

This BTN was about a recent cyclone in Queensland and the recovery that took place. Cyclones are a tropical storm with strong winds and heavy rains. Cyclones can destroy homes and leave people without power or fresh water. Hunter is apart of one of the many families who have been affected by this cyclone. He described how the cyclone had left him with no much and how he was filming a little of the aftermath. Sometimes he couldn’t make a video because of a lack of power. Sometimes he would have to call and describe it over the phone. Many people within neighborhoods helped out to recover after the cyclone. The army was also trying to help out the best they could. After a few days almost every person involved in the cyclone was moving trees or clearing roads. How long is the average recovery time after a cyclone? Can a cyclone or other natural disaster cause mental problems such as PTSD? I now understand from the video and pictures how disastrous a cyclone can be and how everyone is willing to lend a hand to get the people back on their feet.

The Same

My goal is to add description.

For as long as anyone can remember discrimination has done no good for the world. And every person has imagined a world of pure similarity where no one has a slight difference. A world without war and inequality. Schools without bullying. Lives without different. A world with everyone the same is disastrous but unimaginably incredible. Having differences is what makes people special but prone to criticism and hatred. The pros and cons equal each other out when it comes to worldwide equality. It doesn’t take similar DNA to create peace love and hope creates peace.

Bill Smith

August 12th 1942
Life is hard. I miss home a lot but I have to fight for Great Britain as it is my home country and it is my duty. I’m having pains all over my body. It’s been almost 2 years we’ve been fighting. It’s a difficult fight and I think we’re close to finishing it. Everyone is worried about their lives and families. I believe that if we are fighting for our country death is only a matter of honour. If I die I will be remembered as a war hero I know it.
Sincerely,
Bill Smith

The photographer

Andy majors in photography. He found his interest when his dad first got him a computer. Andy would always look at pictures of landscapes and thought about doing that himself. When he was 15 he bought himself a beautiful camera. Everyday he would take about 7 pictures and put it in an album. He managed to fill 3 albums full of pictures. He got quite worried that he took to many pictures he was a self proclaimed hard finatic. He would sometimes sell his pictures. People thought they were quite amazing. Some of his pictures would make it into the magazines. He loved photography.

The Alien

Moon Base Indromedia, The Moon, 2024
“Commander Daniels? I’ve discovered… Umm I’m not really sure what this is.” Private Rogers stumbled over the confusion of this creature
“Rogers, what does it look like?” replayed Commander Daniels
“It, it looks like an octopus but more slender, greyish definitely some disfiguration.”
“Try and capture it and bring it back to the base.”
After capturing the creature Rogers brought it back to the base and put it in a sealed experiment container. It was discovered that the creature had a deadly toxin that could kill any human with the smallest dosage.
“But how can something so tiny-“
“I don’t know Rogers, I don’t know.”