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Childhood II – Youth vs Adult

A Collaborate Post
By Clonez and Connor

The end of school is approaching ever so slowly. Tests, quizzes, projects, speeches, orals, in-class essays, writing assignments, papers, and lots and lots of studying for the finals. My level of stress is really soaring right now. I was up last night really late working hard on getting work done early. I am starting to get those end-of-year jitters. Things were so much easier when I was little. I remember the end of first grade: our class had a huge party to celebrate the end of the year. Cakes, cookies, and brownies galore! We would leave school with no homework to work on at home: free to play and do as we please. Sophomore year rolls by ten years later. Everyone is walking around school like a zombie for not getting enough sleep last night because they were working on that last minute project or paper for the final. No party whatsoever. The level of stress soars to new heights that we thought were unimaginable. I just feel like going back. Going back to the time when everything was care-free: to reminisce once again the magic of childhood.

Sometimes I really feel like school is such a boundary for me
I feel like I am in a jail cell
Just waiting to burst free out of the doors
homework
tests
projects
Freedom is waiting patiently on the other side
He encourages me to gnaw through those steel doors and walls
to reach the light I see on the other side
I must escape from this darkness

Freedom isn’t always a good thing Other times I feel like I need to stay in school
where it is safe
Where every day is a new adventure
A new experience to learn more about myself
I go through my everyday routine of walking down the pathways
I’ve carved them for myself to travel throughout the year
School:
where I can meet up with friends
spend time getting to know others
be part of the many clubs that are offered
School really fills up the boring schedule of couch-potato-ness

School really brings out the stress in me.
I come home after a long day
hardships
stress
problems
loads of homework
Summer settles me back to a state of peace with myself
I feel the rush of freedom flow through me
I can go wherever I please
see whatever I am in the mood to see
enjoy what I want to enjoy

School helps me in the long run
I start to focus more on my future
the things that really matter
getting into a good college,
studying for the ACT and SAT
getting a part-time job
Oh, and did I almost forget?
I am going to be a tutor next year
the urge for retaining education has surged through me

Leisure and diversion help me in the long run
I start to learn more about myself
I continue to do summer activities that please me
I can return to the child side of me
Summer keeps me relaxed
I will start all fresh and new when school begins in the fall.

Imagine being stuck at a fork in the road. You have just been traveling for miles trying to find the way out of a desolate, dark, and dreary forest. You now have to make the choice that determines your fate. Its a hard and painstaking decision which road to follow. That is exactly how I feel. I really don’t want to give up the magic of childhood, but I also really want to grow up. I’m torn apart by the mysterious forces of both sides.

Connor’s eighth grade is a little different. Since my “class” is “graduating” to high school, the eighth grade teachers are like totally “oh em gee!” So we’re doing a bunch of end of the year festivities like we all did last year. Picnics, free days, blah blah blah. This year, one thing we’re doing is a “Graduation Ceremony” at some college campus called Wait Chapel. Or something like that. Whatever. We have to rehearse for it, so I know I’ll be missing a couple periods in the next few days. My “finals” were two weeks ago, so I’m pretty much stressless. However, I do have my FIRST actual fo reelz high school final on June 4th. For math, since I took a high school level class this year. I am definitely stressing over that. My 8th grade end of grade tests don’t count towards my grade at all, but the math EOC (end of course, final, whatever you wanna call it) is 25% of my final class grade. I’m scared about that since math isn’t my BEST subject. The days of naptime and end of year waterdays are long gone. However, I do have a little party in Spanish. It won’t be much though, since my spanish teacher treats our class as high schoolers, because in fact I took a high school level spanish class as well. Waaah! I want chips and movies and soda in Spanish. Those lucky 6th graders. ):

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Kick Off Summer Right!

Hello everyone! This is Clonez, administrator of skydays147.wordpress.com. What better way is there to start off the summer than an awesome water party? Of course, Club Penguin was not as creative with this one, because it was a bring-back, but the party turned out to be a great success among the newcomers. I have an urge to talk about the yellow inflatable duck. Yes, we all know it was brought back. I remember at last years party, everyone was talking about how it was going to come back, and it never did. When all of the penguins realized it turned green, nobody wore it. For some reason, I remember reading some other penguin’s wordpress on what looks good with the green duck. It was kind of weird, you know? Because, lets face it, it was so ugly back then. Now all you see old penguins wear at this party is the green duck. It is just going to continue switching back and forth. This sort of relates to the story with the red and blue propeller caps. Okay, now the main attraction for this week: the Water Party. The main difference in this water party is that penguins are able to go to the underground. Well, that didn’t turn out to be a good thing. Club Penguin went way over their heads on the crab cracking the glass story, it’s not that big of a deal.. They included a pictorial, a demonstration, and even made a movie about it! I like it when Club Penguin gives its history, but I think that the whole story with the crab was exaggerated. Please don’t assume that the party is all that bad. There were some very mentionable decorations. Just like at the Medieval Party, the Water Party included a special room; this one dedicated to an inflatable whale. This was an improvement on last years “tiny” whale at the iceberg. Also, just like the last two summer parties, this one included the inflatable octopus in the Dojo. The octopus was and still is a well-loved addition to the parties that penguins have repeatedly asked to bring back. Personally, I think the octopus is okay. I am upset that Club Penguin removed the gap in between the octopus. You used to be able to walk into it and it looked like your head was sticking out of it. I have no clue why I like that. Probably one of the best rooms at this party is the dock. The castle, even though it was brought back, was been a favorite of mine. It is funny to watch penguins fight over who is going to be king or queen; whatever status. Especially on popular servers: the fun never ends. Now, I have a question to ask all of the readers. What is the point of that green hose that keeps following us from room to room? It is located in the bottom right corner of the screen, and it doesn’t seem to do much. I mean, all you can do is spray penguins, but it is not visible from their point of view. Whatever it is, I still this it was pointless for Club Penguin to add it in.

Overall Party Rating: ***

Who could forget about the new play that came out today? Okay, I have to say that this one is quite good. The set is impressive, the costumes: even more impressive. Especially the togas: leopard and zebra. It really does not matter; they could be either gender, although the costume trunk seems to separate the girls from the boys one. I remember a week ago when the clothing catalog came out. There was this one item: the sarong, which looked so much like one of the togas. It was fun pretending to be “Tarzan”, even though the clothing item was meant for girls. Also in the costume catalog, the Tiki masks. Just like the togas, Club Penguin separated them by gender, although you could wear either one. It is fun to wear them, I liked to try and scare penguins with them of course because they are so scary in a way. Okay, more about the play. The only problem is the script. Yeah, it is good, but it does not really catch on. It’s funny to see all of the messed up words that Club Penguin put together.

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New Party for the Summer!

Hey guys! It’s me, Bigmokey2. The water party is coming back! Remember how last year the water party was caused by the pool flooding? Well, maybe the party will start from a tidal wave! I mean Club Penguin can’t do the same thing every year, right? Something else that might cause it could be an earthquake! Just think of this: Club Penguin almost covered with water! Because in the day time everyone’s online, maybe the earthquake will happen at night! Or maybe even a tidal wave! I just have one more prediction: maybe it won’t be a water party; maybe there are going to have global warming on Club Penguin!

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That’s all until the next post!

~edited by Skydays147~