You know what, it isn’t about the company. It’s about power. The revolution scared them. Dubcek scared them. Now Moscow knows what we’re capable of. We aren’t like the other socialist republics. We have capabilities that they don’t. We were industrialized before the war. They don’t like that we aren’t the others, who depend on the Soviets for resources and money. We could easily sustain ourselves without them. Everyone in this country knows it, but the Soviet implementation of fear keeps us from talking.
They don't care about us. They want us to wish we were them, but we're better. We fought with peace, they brought it to violence. They're no better than schoolyard bullies. We will need to beat them with industry. Violence would bring us down to their level, which is just what they want. If the car is built, we will have a world class small car that we can make large amounts of money exporting to the West. However, doing this is nearly impossible without going through Soviet hurdles. Since they already don't like us, the chances of the idea being approved or funded are infinitesimal. If we don't build it, the Soviets will know we are willing to lay down and take punishment until we are just like the others. Despite the potential issues with that, there's still a positive side. By accepting our punishment without retaliation, people like me will not need to fear imprisonment or death.
There's no way just accepting their decision is the better option. I would disappoint my entire research and development team. All the work we did would have been for nothing. All the 15 hour workdays and all the company's money, for nothing. The designers even already have a body built for it. I can't let them down. We have to build the car.
Flash forward, 1983: I regret what I said. I have been reformed. There is no reason to improve something that isn’t broken. The Gulag system has shown me the truth. I thank the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for re-educating me. I should not have doubted them.
Principal Brown come on don’t do this to me. Please you can’t! You just can’t...we go way back. I was there when this place first opened, I know who pulled all the pranks, I remember the first graduation class back in 94’, and it just keeps going. I am the backbone of this school. Me and others, all have put so much time and effort into this place, so that the students can feel like home. Each and every year when new ones come, they come to us and start the next chain of stories to be held. It’s our job, it’ our life, and you want to replace us with me ones.
What if we replace you huh! You wouldn’t like that at all so why you doing this to us?
Remember back in 96’...when we got that stink bomb. You remember that and guess what? I know who did it. His name was Chris. He was a Junior, one of the bright ones too. He was a pretty good student too, but he just got in with the wrong crowd. You remember them, the so called thugs back then. They were bullying him, everywhere he went they followed. They were making him do whatever they wanted him too, and they told him to make and plant it into your office. And so when it went off, you remember how he came to you and told you who did it? You remember principal.
You believed him too easily, and expelled the student that he told you, but all the evidence was planted on that student. The students that bullied Chris planted all the supplies, and plans in his locker, so of course he couldn’t explain why it was there. A complete set up. He couldn’t do anything but accept the fate that was for someone else.
The thing that made it worse is that you were so filled with rage, that you never considered the fact that he could have been framed, and maybe he didn’t do it. Don’t try to lie. The case was just too easy and you never thought twice about it. You punished the wrong person for a crime he didn’t do, and the bullies had a great laugh. After you expelled him, Chris came back to me got his stuff, but he couldn’t leave. The bullies came back, threw him in me, and thanked him for doing their dirty work.
Before they left they told him, “Tell anyone and you’ll regret it.” I can still hear their painful words, still see how badly Chris shook with fear, and I was the only thing around that could help. I was the only one who knew what really happened, and that’s just the start of my memories.
What about in 2000, when you thought the school was going to close, and all your hopes were in a students project being picked as the country’s best. You remember that girl? Her name was Amber, and where did she house her winning project? In me. I was the lucky locker to keep her project safe. I had all her notes on how to build it, produce it...I was the one that had the inspirational words on it from previous years that motivated her the entire way. I was always the one that was the first to see her, and the one that always said goodbye. I was the one that was always with her, and always knew what she thinking. I was the reason why she succeeded.
Now let’s not forget about the 2006 senior prom. You remember what happened, they couldn’t decide on who to pick as the ‘Queen’ but really, there was one true winner but they felt bad for the other girl who got into a car accident the day before. She was going to be the winner, but because of her accident, she had to stay in the hospital. So they went down to the hospital and crowned her there. They even came up with the idea to make a nice little video of it, and that got shared with the school the next day. They made that girl so happy, and she needed that for her recovery. I saw it all, heard it all, watched them get all excited about it, and saw them put it into action.
I grew as this school grew over the years. I know who steals the pretzels from your office, I know what the teachers do once all the students leave each day, and I know so many secrets from almost every student in this school. They never think that I’m listening to them while they walk past, but I am. If I told these secrets I could ruin so many lives. What I know can never be forgotten. What I know must be shared, but if not, at least let it live on in my memories. So I’m begging you, not to replace me with that new crap. Let me stay and be with the family that I grew up with.
I want to see how it all goes down. I want to see my family grow. I want to spend my last days rusting away watching them grow up, and go in the world.
My slide looks the way it does, because it gives the audience a yearning feel for background information behind the word. I decided to increase the size of the text, because that seems to catch someone’s eyes, compared to whether it was smaller. I also made the text color a dark red, because it pops out over the black and white image of me. I chose the idea of hope, because it is something we all want to have at certain times in life. The picture of me is looking at something, and that something is hope. Based off my ME MAGAZINE, I hope to have goals for my future, and a successful life in school. This slide shows how one word can have so much meaning behind it.
Why did you make the slide look the way it does?
My slide looks the way it does because I tried to make my slide look different and creative from watching the video that was shown in class. In the ¨Presentation Zen¨ he said that your slide should look interesting and that your colors and images should pop. Watching the video helped come up with some ideas.
What influenced your decision making?
The links to the tutorial gave a lot of good ideas for my slide and using the sources provided helped a lot. In class you gave us some advice to look at exaplmes to help us with our slides, so I took it and tried to come up with some ideas.
Why did you make the slide look the way it does?
I made my slide look the way it does because I tried to be creative and take important advice from the tutorial video we watched and links provided. The video showed how to make your text bigger and different, so I thought that was cool and could make my slide more interesting.
What influenced your decision making?
The tutorial links and video gave me a lot of things to think about for my slide. So, I used some of the information provided in those sources to help me make my final decisions for my slide.
Hey Guys, I decided to make this slide how it is because I feel like it is the best way describe me. I usually stand out from the rest of the group in the things that I do and so I thought that it would be a cool characteristic to use. When I was making this slide I originally had no idea as to what to do, instead I spent one day surfing the web for information about slides like the one that I needed to do. I mainly used the sources given to us on canvas for the actual knowledge and explanation type of research but I spent the rest of the time on google images, looking at examples and figuring out what it was that I wanted to aim for. I ended up incorporating quite a few elements from the other slides, like bleeding certain things out of the page, using a box to figure out the alignment of specific details and many other things like the colors and shadows/blurs to give the whole slide a mood. Overall it seems pretty simple, but I that was what I was aiming for.
I made my slide based off of something that people all over SLA usually think of when they think of me. I used a picture of the Backstreet Boys as the main focus of my slide, because when people usually think of me, they think the cool folders I have, all with the Backstreet Boys. I then put my name with a question mark because people also think ‘whoa what just happened’ after they spend some time with me. I wanted my slide to look really simple, so I didn’t add many elements to it. I thought of the apple ads, and saw how much they put on their ads, they don’t have many components to them, but they look really good. I also thought the Backstreet Boys were a good choice for me because they are so full of life and youth just like me.
Vogue Musica is my billboard. i choose that title because I i really like to listen to music more than anything in the world. Vogue is a very popular magazine that was made in paris a place I really want to go one day. The background was shown to represent my love for music as vogue shows my love for paris and traveling.
The reason I made my slide the way it is, is because the color blue seems to be a cool color which is usually appealing to the average human eye. I used the Caesar Dressing font because this font is used by The Caesar Hotel which is an eye capturing hotel and most people look at because of its font. The reason I chose to use the words I did is because people like the truth so thats what I gave them. I added that animated picture of me because it went with the theme of the slide and also told who I am. The picture shows me wearing a hoodie of my favorite color which is blue. It also shows me with a controller and headphones which represents me being a gamer. I left the background white because it would help draw more attention to my slide. In a way it’s like moth to a flame. I left everything spaced out but not too spaced out because this gives people a sense of organization but not a sense of emptiness. This is my slide.
I made this slide look like this because I wanted it to look really simple. When doing this I thought about Apple, the company. I looked at their ads and saw how simple it was and how they had simple colors like black, white and grey with a pop of color. Also from reading the articles and thinking about the IKEA ads It was just simple and focus around the pictures instead of the words.