Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Reading selectively or extensively Honorable judges, good morning/afternoon .I am glad to stand here and give you a short speech .Today my topic is reading selectively or extensively .I deeply hope you will like it. As we all know, reading is a tradition inherited from ancient society which has a long history. Whether to read selectively or extensively has been a common question discussed by people from very ancient time. Some people tend to choose to read selectively. Having received a book they waited for a long time, they will get started reading this book with a devout heart. What they commonly do is to dead between the lines. Of course this has its own advantages. A selective reading can contribute to a better understanding of the whole book. Furthermore, when you analyze the passage, chances are that you may have the same sympathetic visage with the author, that is, you are going into the scene that the author endeavoring to describe to all readers, which is quite a sense of achievement. On the contrary, other people prefer to read extensively rather than selectively. They are not satisfied to read just several books due to what they want is a substantial number of various books. Opinion they hold is that extensive reading is beneficial to broaden the horizons. After reading a large quantity of books, their experiences are enriched, their thoughts are more specific, their minds are more mature. So to speak, extensive reading plays a vital important role in their growth. There are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s eyes. Owing to different people all have their different characteristics, peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s choices are made differently. Choosing to read selectively or extensively doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t mean you are true or false, what matters is whether you have chosen the choice which just properly fits yourself. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s all. Thank you for listening. On trying to renew knowledge Honorable judges, good morning/afternoon .I am glad to stand here and give you a short speech .Today my topic is on trying to renew knowledge. I deeply hope you will like it. As the famous saying goes:Ã¢â¬ Knowledge is power.Ã¢â¬ , knowledge existed and it is inherited up till now from very ancient time. So to speak, when human beings came into being, knowledge came into being. However, at the same time, between knowledge there are both essence as well as dross. That means what we need to do now is trying to renew knowledge.Ã From my point of view, this process can be a complicated one. First of all, itÃ¢â¬â¢s of vital importance for us to sharpen our eyes to distinguish the essence and dross in knowledge, which plays a significant role in the process. Second, it matters that we ought to do it neither reluctantly nor with a special purpose. That is, on trying to renew knowledge, we should take it in accordance with its natural tendency following the development of the whole society. Last but not least, receiving enough knowledge and keeping pace with the development of culture and civilization is the final step of the process. Renewing knowledge is not a realistic process but should be done in the practical way. On trying to renew knowledge, we may undergo troubles from work and life, misunderstanding from family and friends, difficulties and frustrations from the process its own. However, never giving in to it is just the right choice. Difficult and complicated as it may be, if we donÃ¢â¬â¢t realize the importance of renewing knowledge, we may never do a proper job on trying to renew knowledge. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s all. Thank you for your listening. Online shopping Honorable judges, good morning/afternoon .I am glad to stand here and give you a short speech .Today my topic is online shopping. I deeply hope you will like it. With the development of science and technology, online shopping is becoming more and more popular between young people. Because of its convenience and efficiency as well as high qualities bargains, young people tend to conduct online shopping more instead of shopping in practical malls. Having chosen commodities they want to buy and do some clicks randomly, what they need is just to wait at home and the express delivery companies will bring it to your house. Online shopping is just a symbol of social progress , which shows the development of peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s living standard secondhand. On the contrary, online shopping certainly has its disadvantages. For instance, all processes are completed on the Internet while we couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t see the exact commodity on our eyes, which may result in counterfeit articles. WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s worse, owing to the uncertainty of the Internet, there may be a substantial number of hoaxes you canÃ¢â¬â¢t even realize waiting for you, making you break the bank for the worst result. In brief, itÃ¢â¬â¢s of vital importance for us to improve our security awareness and takeÃ some protective measures in the meantime when conducing online shopping. After this specific analysis, we can draw the conclusion that when it comes to online shopping, we must take its merits as well as demerits into consideration. Advantages and disadvantages as it may have, if we only treat this problem from one hand, the result we get might not impartial. Indeed, online shopping is of great benefit to our life if we can use it properly and consequently it can lead to our society becoming more harmonious, that is, online shopping can a thrust to the progress of the whole human society. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s all. Thank you for your listening. Advantages and disadvantages of the cell phone Honorable judges, good morning/afternoon .I am glad to stand here and give you a short speech .Today my topic is advantages and disadvantages of the cell phone. I deeply hope you will like it. With the development of science and technology and the remarkable improvement of peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s living standard, cell phone is a common commodity appearing in peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s life. In the meantime, cell phone also brings some unexpected advantages and disadvantages. When it come to cell phoneÃ¢â¬â¢s advantages, we can list as follows. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s obvious that it can provide us with plenty of convenience and efficiency, which disposes many troubles caused by distance. Thanks to cell phone, nowadays we just contact with family and friends at anytime and anywhere we like. Furthermore, activities such as surfing the Internet, listening to music, watching TV dramas and so on are conducted portably on the cell phone instead of the computer. Recently, many cell phones are used as wallets owing to advanced information technology. However, from another perspective, every coin has its two sides, cell phone also has its inevitably disadvantages. For instance, the ring of cell pone may have a bad effect on others, which makes them distracted and disturbed. WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s worse, over using your cell phone means wasting your time, contributing to a negative and pessimistic attitude. Last but not least, you may tend to decrease your time for exercising and taking part in various activities so as to play on your cell phone, which not only is bad for your health, but also does great harm to your work and study. In conclusion, cell phone and even everything have their own advantages and disadvantages. What we should do is to take an impartial attitude towards it. Never shut the door againstÃ it nor extremely indulge in it. Only when we truly follow this can we make a full use of it. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s all. Thank you for your listening. No man is rich enough to buy back his past Honorable judges, good morning/afternoon .I am glad to stand here and give you a short speech .Today my topic is no man is rich enough to buy back his past. I deeply hope you will like it. When we were children, we were told that when we had done something wrong we should never regret it because no man is rich enough to buy back his past. As I am growing more mature , I gradually understand the true meaning of this saying. As the famous saying goes: where there is a will, there is a way. That is, if you can spare no effort to achieve your original goal, no matter whether you can reach it, you will get a sense of achievement because of your effort. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s the process that you are making effort rather than the final result that really matters. Consequently, there is no need for you to regret an itÃ¢â¬â¢s just a waste of time to do that. In our lifelong time, we canÃ¢â¬â¢t avoid facing difficulties and frustrations, which are once coped with improperly only resulting in because you can never buy back the past and experience once again. What you can do is merely to cherish every moment you are undergoing and make the most of them. Eating, sleeping, studying, exercising, these unimpressive daily events just consist of our daily life. Only after earnestly going though every step of life can you never need to buy back your past. From another perspective, if you only indulge in regretting what youÃ¢â¬Ëve done, you may gradually lose heart and interest to live happily. WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s worse, your body is unhealthy, your mind is distracted, your life is irregular. It not only does harm to you physically, but also has a negative impact on your psychology. Life is not plain sailing all the time, we have to deal with numerous troubles. Meanwhile, we will undergo feelings as happy as well as angry, but never regret because no man is rich enough to buy back his past. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s all. Thank you for your listening.
Monday, December 30, 2019
Some battles are more important than otherÃ¢â¬â¢s like the one the character endures eternally. British literature as a whole pertains a lot of literary elements. But within these stories the most prominent is identity. A soul searching journey for oneÃ¢â¬â¢s identity can begin at any stage of oneÃ¢â¬â¢s life. The universal, time-transcendent idea of identity within British Literature attests to the human need for self knowledge, as it can be seen in the novels in Frankenstein, Beowulf, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The Monster is struggling to find his identity. He is trying to figure out if he is like Adam made upon this earth for a purpose or like Satan expelled from the Ã¢â¬Å"almighty kingdomÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬â in his case society. The MonsterÃ¢â¬â¢s reading ofÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦By doing this he pronounced his name Ã¢â¬Å"FronkensteenÃ¢â¬ (Haas). The idea of lack of identity has carried over to this later rendition of ShelleyÃ¢â¬â¢s novel. Within this novel the author used the name of the characters in order to describe the characters lack of identity. For example the monster within Young Frankenstein brain was from Ã¢â¬Å"Abby NormalÃ¢â¬ . As can be seen in the book the author Gilbert Pearlman, Ã¢â¬Å"the characters mainly define themselves by either their kinship, by their brains, or by both. The possibility of Victor FrankensteinÃ¢â¬â¢s reason for created the monster has to do with his inner desires. In a sense Frankenstein creating the monster is showing w ho he really is upon the inside. As victor open his eyes and wonder why the monster wanted a companion he realized he released a monster upon the world that had no one. In a sense victors work is an Ã¢â¬Å"expression or symbolization of repressed desireÃ¢â¬ (Franco, Dean). Maybe victor desires someone attention upon him or he has the desire to be more than just a scientist. VictorÃ¢â¬â¢s is also searching for his identity is very clear within the book when he flees to different countries such as his journey to college and when he fled in order to escape the terrors of home . The title Beowulf coming from German meaning of Ã¢â¬Å"bear wolfÃ¢â¬ within itself exerts an identity upon the main character, due to the bear
Sunday, December 22, 2019
The Decline in Morality Has Caused an Increase in Crime In an age where violent crime is more dominant than ever and morality is not heard of, there arise many problems that result from each other. The past thirty years, our society has been determined to secularize itself and to separate from many moral standards that root from the Bible. Since moral values were removed from schools in the 1960s, crime and immorality has steadily risen. It is evident that declining morals has a direct effect on the crime rate. Morality has been eliminated from typical American life through many factors, thus eliminating the reason this nation first began. James Madison said, Weve staked our future on ourÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦The same poll was repeated in 1992, indicating that less than 32 percent of Americans believe in the Bible (Colson). Before the cultural revolution, truth was taught as the ultimate value. Now, tolerance is taught to replace the sometimes bitter truth. This cultural revolution has affected many areas in society that had an effect on the crime rate. For morals to be effectively instilled in a human, it must begin in infancy. Therefore, the family structure is vital in moral development. Morality is learned through socialization and the examples people around them set in their own daily life. Children learn how to make moral judgements in difficult situations from their parents, even if their judgements seem to lack moral intelligence (McIsaac). Many families are not ide al, nor do they set a good example for the children growing up in them. Domestic violence, drug use, drug dealing, or fraudulent behavior observed by the maturing child does not go unnoticed. These decisions are taken to heart and remembered when the child is faced with a similar situation. On the other hand, children may push away their families, and the negative example set and turn to gangs. In a gang, they feel they have sufficient support and love. 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Saturday, December 14, 2019
string(23) " time I came near him\." Werewolves are nocturnal Ã¢â¬â just like the wolves they resemble. Even underground, beneath fluorescent lights, they continue to behave like the animals they are. Therefore, at this time of the day, the majority of my guests were sleeping. We will write a custom essay sample on Night Creature: Dark Moon Chapter Three or any similar topic only for you Order Now I hurried down the corridor. While most rooms held a hint of light, the better to simulate the muted rays of the sun, the last was completely dark. As dark as Billy BaileyÃ¢â¬â¢s soul would be, if he had one. In front of each cell stood a table with equipment appropriate for that subjectÃ¢â¬â¢s experiment. I checked the slides IÃ¢â¬â¢d made with BillyÃ¢â¬â¢s blood. I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t sure what I was looking for; I only hoped that when I saw it something would click. But after years of searching, I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t sure IÃ¢â¬â¢d ever find the answer. A body slammed against the wall with enough force to shake the barrier. Calmly I lifted my gaze from the microscope to the naked man plastered against the see-through sector of his prison. Ã¢â¬Å"Billy.Ã¢â¬ I made a notation on his chart. Ã¢â¬Å"She-bitch,Ã¢â¬ he said in a conversational tone. Ã¢â¬Å"Redundant,Ã¢â¬ I murmured, and he slammed his fist into the glass. He wanted me to shriek, to gasp, at least to jump. But I rarely did. Why give him any more satisfaction than heÃ¢â¬â¢d already had in this lifetime? Out of the corner of my eye I watched Billy slither back into the gloom. Only then did I release the breath IÃ¢â¬â¢d been holding. Billy Bailey scared the living hell out of me. I never should have asked that he be brought here, but I was desperate. IÃ¢â¬â¢d tried everything I could think of to devise an antidote that would put people back the way theyÃ¢â¬â¢d been before they were bitten. I kept coming up empty. I had invented a serum that eased a werewolfÃ¢â¬â¢s craving for human blood on the night of a full moon. As well as a counteragent that eradicated the virus if the victim was injected before their first change. Sadly, the remedy didnÃ¢â¬â¢t work on the already furry. I glanced into the darkness where Billy hovered, waiting for me to make a mistake. Ã¢â¬Å"You need more blood,Ã¢â¬ he said. His voice slid out of shadows, and I stifled a shiver. Billy was always watching me. He knew I was something, but he wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t sure what. Because I was like him, and then again I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t. As in the legends, most werewolves are created by being bitten. There are other ways for humans to become furry, of course. The list is as endless as the monsters. I was a perfect example. IÃ¢â¬â¢d spent the first twenty-plus years of my life blissfully unaware of werewolves. Then one night I had justÃ¢â¬ ¦ become. I was a werewolf, but I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t have the demon Ã¢â¬â shorthand in the J-S society for the psychotic joy in murdering anyone who crossed our path. Killing sickened me. Nevertheless, I was still possessed every month by the lust for blood. Hence my first invention. Yet even when I took my medicine, I continued to change whenever the moon was full. I had little choice. However, no one but myself and Edward were aware of my secret. Which was why my very existence was driving Billy more insane than he already was. I glanced up as he materialized again from the darkness. Billy refused to wear clothes. IÃ¢â¬â¢m sure he sensed that his nudity disturbed me, though not because of any sexual interest. His extreme height, incredible breadth, and largeÃ¢â¬ ¦ feet would disturb anyone, even without the crisscross of scars that peppered his chest and back. Since any scars received before a person became a werewolf remained, IÃ¢â¬â¢d come to the conclusion that in his previous life, Billy had been a very bad boy. Ã¢â¬Å"Your arm, please.Ã¢â¬ BillyÃ¢â¬â¢s lips tightened. Despite the bulletproof glass, I felt the fury pulsing from him like a flame. Yet his gray eyes were the coldest IÃ¢â¬â¢d ever known. Just looking into them for an instant could make me nauseous for an hour. Ã¢â¬Å"What if I donÃ¢â¬â¢t want to give you my arm?Ã¢â¬ With Billy everything was a struggle. Ã¢â¬Å"You know I can make you.Ã¢â¬ He ran forward, banging against the clear wall again. Sometimes I thought Billy wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t the brightest crayon in the box. How many times did he have to test the glass before he believed it was impenetrable? Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s no use, Billy.Ã¢â¬ Billy had been a trigger away from oblivion when IÃ¢â¬â¢d requested his presence in my compound. After chasing him for decades, Edward hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t wanted to let Billy live. He was a very old werewolf. No one knew how old, and Billy wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t saying. HeÃ¢â¬â¢d been very difficult to apprehend since he didnÃ¢â¬â¢t play well with others. Wolves are social animals, werewolves, too. Very few live their lifetimes alone. They seek out those like themselves and create a pack. A lone wolf is not only a dangerous animal, but mighty hard to find running loose in the forests and large cities of the world. A needle in a haystack had nothing on Billy. His size made me think Viking, except he was as swarthy as a Hun. The shape of his face recalled Cro-Magnon man, accented by his shaggy black hair. No matter when Billy had been born, no matter when he was made, the fact remained, he was ancient, deadly, and heÃ¢â¬â¢d had practice being crazy for longer than IÃ¢â¬â¢d had practice at anything. Ã¢â¬Å"When I get out of here IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to fuck you. First in this form and then the other.Ã¢â¬ He lowered his hand and began to massage himself. Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to screw you until you scream. IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to fuck you until you die.Ã¢â¬ Though my hands were trembling, I lifted my gaze and met his without flinching. Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢re never going to get out of here, Billy. Never.Ã¢â¬ He recited his fantasies of rape, bondage, and torture every time I came near him. You read "Night Creature: Dark Moon Chapter Three" in category "Essay examples" They did wonders for my guilt over keeping men and women in cages. They werenÃ¢â¬â¢t human. Not really. Not anymore. I snapped on a pair of gloves, lifted a syringe, and pushed a button on the wall of the cell. A whirring noise preceded the presentation of the contraption for BillyÃ¢â¬â¢s arm. He was supposed to place his forearm in an indentation. Manacles would clamp down, and I could draw blood without risk of injury. Instead of following procedure, Billy ripped the device from the wall. Sighing, I tossed the gloves and syringe onto the table, as a steel door slid over the hole in the glass. IÃ¢â¬â¢d wanted Billy for this very reason. He was the oldest living werewolf on record. He couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t have existed for the centuries I suspected without incredible strength. I was hoping powerful blood would allow me to cure a powerful virus. I considered my options, which were few. IÃ¢â¬â¢d tested the other werewolves throughout the cycle of the moon. None of them had been any help. I needed to test BillyÃ¢â¬â¢s blood tonight, and every night for the next week. I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t drug him; that would throw off the results. IÃ¢â¬â¢d have to restrain him, which was as frightening as it was difficult. Billy smirked. He knew what I was thinking, planning, and he couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t wait. A frantic howling erupted from the speaker on the wall. The real wolves, which I kept outside. Glancing at the clock, I bit my lip. Not even close to their usual feeding time. Perhaps a raccoon had trotted past the outdoor run. Done a little Ã¢â¬Å"na, na, na, na, naÃ¢â¬ dance on the other side of the fence. That always set them off. The howls turned into yips, then lowered to whimpers. Something wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t right. Ã¢â¬Å"They sound upset.Ã¢â¬ Billy bared his teeth in a grin that was more of a snarl. The wolves erupted again, and the hair on my arms tingled. Ã¢â¬Å"YouÃ¢â¬â¢d better check on them.Ã¢â¬ He tilted his head. Ã¢â¬Å"But that isnÃ¢â¬â¢t your job, is it?Ã¢â¬ I frowned. How did he know so damned much about me when he was locked in down here? Ã¢â¬Å"I wonder what youÃ¢â¬â¢re afraid of. Then I imagine bringing it to you.Ã¢â¬ Billy sidled close enough to the glass that his ever-present erection thumped against it. He started giving himself another hand job, no doubt excited at the prospect of my fear. Ã¢â¬Å"Big, bad Jger-SucherÃ¢â¬ His voice had gone breathy. Ã¢â¬Å"Oh, yeah. Be scared, baby.Ã¢â¬ I turned away. I was going to have to take EdwardÃ¢â¬â¢s advice and get rid of Billy. He was too crazy, even for this place. The elevatorÃ¢â¬â¢s whir was a soothing sound, as was the click of my heels along the tile floor leading to the back door. I was headed away from Billy, the basement, and the compound. What wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t to like? After punching in the code to release the alarm, I stepped through, then lifted my face to the sky. Dusk approached. IÃ¢â¬â¢d been downstairs longer than I thought. I always lost track of time when I was working. A security camera shared wall space with a machine gun that could be operated from the inside. Edward spared no expense to keep the compound impenetrable Ã¢â¬â except from the FBI. I slipped off my heels and shoved my feet into the ancient sneakers I kept near the back door. I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t come out here very often, but when I did I always changed shoes. High heels and a dirt trail went together like spaghetti and tuna fish. I set off down the path, my feet sliding around inside shoes that were made to be worn with sweat socks. The fence began about thirty yards from the compound and encircled a living area of several miles. Though much smaller than the typical territory of a wolf pack, the reduced size was necessary in order to keep the animals close enough for observation. Still, a prison was a prison no matter how we pretended otherwise. Inside, the four adults and two pups had stopped howling, although they crouched at the edge of the trees as if frightened. IÃ¢â¬â¢d done some initial experiments with them, but wolves werenÃ¢â¬â¢t werewolves. Just as werewolves werenÃ¢â¬â¢t people. These hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t been of any help. As soon as they saw me, the wolves scuttled even farther into the shadows. Like Billy, they knew I wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t what I appeared and stayed as far from me as they could. Sighing, I turned, and my heart slammed against my chest. Nic stood a few feet away. How had he snuck up on me? No one did. Perhaps my senses had become muted from too much easy living. Ã¢â¬Å"They wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t let me in,Ã¢â¬ he said. My mouth moved but nothing came out. Nic didnÃ¢â¬â¢t seem to notice my sudden inability to speak. He jerked his chin at the wolves. Ã¢â¬Å"WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s with them?Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I Ã¢â¬â IÃ¢â¬â¢m not sure.Ã¢â¬ There. I could talk. Ã¢â¬Å"They were howling. Upset.Ã¢â¬ I frowned. Ã¢â¬Å"Have you been lurking around out here?Ã¢â¬ That might explain why the wolves were acting strangely, although they were used to humans. The guards took care of their needs, so NickÃ¢â¬â¢s presence alone shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t have set them off. I glanced toward the compound, narrowed my eyes on the security camera. However, NicÃ¢â¬â¢s presence should have alerted the guard Ã¢â¬â especially since IÃ¢â¬â¢d told him Nic wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t welcome here. Ã¢â¬Å"I left,Ã¢â¬ Nic answered. Ã¢â¬Å"When I came back your goon wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t let me talk to you.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s nothing else to say.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"I disagree.Ã¢â¬ He crossed the few feet separating us and flicked a finger toward the animals. Ã¢â¬Å"Are these wolves infected?Ã¢â¬ His shoulder brushed against mine, and I nearly blurted Ã¢â¬Å"Infected?Ã¢â¬ as if I had no idea what he was talking about. That single touch, which wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t a touch at all but an accident Ã¢â¬â cloth against cloth, not skin against skin Ã¢â¬â made me remember far too many things. The taste of his mouth in the darkness. The scent of his hair covered with rain. The length of his legs tangled with mine. WeÃ¢â¬â¢d never had sex, but weÃ¢â¬â¢d done just about everything else. IÃ¢â¬â¢d wanted him with all the pent-up passion of a deprived youth. Never having had him only served to make Nic Franklin the subject of every one of my fantasies. Ã¢â¬Å"No,Ã¢â¬ I snapped, clenching my hands until my nails bit into my palms. Ã¢â¬Å"These arenÃ¢â¬â¢t infected.Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"But Ã¢â¬â Ã¢â¬Å" Ã¢â¬Å"I need healthy wolves, too. I canÃ¢â¬â¢t cure a disease if I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know what its opposite looks like.Ã¢â¬ Which was true. I was trying to cure lycanthropy, a virus that made men into wolves Ã¢â¬â or something like them. Nic stared into the woods along with me. The man I remembered would pick at a problem until he had the answer, an annoying trait, which would have made him a terrific trial lawyer. Probably made him an even better FBI agent. I only hoped he wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t pick at the mystery of the J-S society until it unraveled. My boss would do anything to keep us in business. He knew, as did I, that we saved more lives than we lost. What we did was important, and we had to be allowed to keep doing it. I rested my palm against the chain-link fence. I should go inside, but out here in the forest, with my back to the stone compound, I could almost forget what life was like in there. NicÃ¢â¬â¢s fingers covered mine. His hand was large and dark, both gentle and rough. Startled, my gaze flicked to his, and he kissed me. In an instant I was young again; I still had hope and a future. All the love rushed back, filling me up yet leaving me achingly empty. No matter how much I touched him it had never been enough. He tasted the same Ã¢â¬â like red wine on a cold winter night. His heat had always melted my ice. With Nic IÃ¢â¬â¢d been warm, safe, alive. I hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t felt that way since. Which was the only reason I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t shove him away as I should have. Opening my mouth, I welcomed him in, trailed my tongue along his crooked eye tooth. He moaned and crowded me against the fence, aligning our bodies just right. I forgot where I was, who I was, and who he was, loosening his jacket and tie, then several buttons of his shirt, so I could slip my fingers inside and trace the soft, curling hair that matted his chest. His muscles shuddered and flexed. Calluses he hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t had seven years ago caught on my panty hose as he traced his hands up my thighs and beneath my skirt. We shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t have been doing this for more reasons than one. The most important, the security camera through which the guard was probably getting a yearÃ¢â¬â¢s worth of jollies. The thought made me stiffen, but I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t escape. My shoulders to the chain link, my front was plastered to Nic. He tugged on my lip with his teeth, then lifted me just enough to grind us together in the best, or perhaps the worst, possible way. I forgot all about the camera. Right now, I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t give a damn who saw me. I neededÃ¢â¬ ¦ something. Or maybe someone. A body slammed between my shoulder blades, and I grunted at the impact. If not for Nic, I would have fallen. He lifted his head; his eyes widened and he loosened his hold. Ã¢â¬Å"What the hell?Ã¢â¬ I spun around. The four adult wolves had gone berserk, throwing themselves at the steel fence, growling and snarling. The two pups slunk back and forth at the edge of the tree line. Whining periodically, they waited and they watched, but they didnÃ¢â¬â¢t come any closer. Ã¢â¬Å"You said they werenÃ¢â¬â¢t rabid.Ã¢â¬ NicÃ¢â¬â¢s arm was still around me, my right side pressed to his left. I moved away. I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t be close to him and think straight. Ã¢â¬Å"They werenÃ¢â¬â¢t. I mean, they arenÃ¢â¬â¢tÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"That looks like rabid to me.Ã¢â¬ He frowned at the spittle dripping from their muzzles and the rolling whites of their eyes. IÃ¢â¬â¢d tested these wolves inside out. There was nothing wrong with them. Present psychotic outbreak aside. I studied the animals more closely. They were scared but not of Nic. They were angry but not at me. Instead, they continued to hit the fence, slaver, snarl, and stare at the compound as if it held something theyÃ¢â¬â¢d enjoy tearing into bloody pieces. Contrary to popular belief, wolves arenÃ¢â¬â¢t vicious Ã¢â¬â unless starved or rabid. My wolves were neither. IÃ¢â¬â¢d bet my life on it. Which meantÃ¢â¬ ¦ I took one step in the direction of the compound, and the building blew sky high. How to cite Night Creature: Dark Moon Chapter Three, Essay examples
Friday, December 6, 2019
Question: Discuss about the Share Economy Better Than A Hotel. Answer: Introduction The article better than a hotel illustrates a major trend by Airbnb that has assisted it in dominating the hospitality industry, this trend is the sharing economy. Simply, a sharing economy is when individuals rent out their product and services to others through peer to peer platforms such as websites and mobile applications, as for this case landlords and homeowners rent out their homes and apartments for a certain fee to tourists through Airbnb. The share economy popularity may be traced to the consumers change in taste and preferences where most of them, would prefer an alternative to the traditional methods used in providing products and services (Morais, 2013). These alternatives tend to be accessible, efficient and cater for all consumer classes. Therefore, Airbnb represents the alternative to the traditional products and services which are the hotels. Origins of a sharing economy could be traced back to the mid-90s where eBay and craigslist were founded introducing a market f or recirculation of goods and services, these two firms could be credited to the improvement of customer experience leading to the development of a shared economy. This lead to the development of new firms and platforms such as Airbnb that focus their business entirely on a shared economy proving to be lucrative and slowly dominating related markets (Fleischer and Magen,2016). The Shared Economy Countries or regions that have a developed economy will attract a shared economy, this means that individuals in these economies have theluxury of sharing their assets, products, and services for a lucrative fee (Zervas, Proserpio, and Byers, 2017). This is evident in the article where landlords and homeowners rent out their homes and apartments which are durable assets to tourists through Airbnb. The article also illustrates the various significances of a shared economy to the consumer compared to the traditional bed and breakfast. Booking of rooms under a short period of time is possible with a wide range of apartments to choose from depending on the taste and preference of the consumer. Transparency and accountability go hand in hand in a shared economy, this is evident in the article where Airbnb website where they showcase their products online accompanied with ratings and reviews of their consumers who have used those facilities moreover, a sizeable fee is deducted and refunded until the owners of the apartments and homes confirm there are no damages. Future Implications Of A Share Economy Share economy is growing exponentially due to its lucrative gains to peer to peer platforms and consumers. This trend is fueled by an increase in declining power of transaction charges such as taxes where some governments have not caught up with the shared economy allowing homeowners to rent out their assets for a lower fee than hotels. However, in the coming years, this might change in most developed nations where regulations may be imposed in the years to come which could be problematic (Cheng, 2016). There is a constant increase in smartphone penetration and in emerging markets which will provide a strong launch pad for sharing economy, this will make it easier for peer to peer platforms such as Airbnb to penetrate and dominate the market. Conclusion Thanks to the constant advancement of technology and its adoption have led to the increase in penetration and launch pad of a sharing economy through peer to peer platforms such as Airbnb that allows assets owners to rent out their underused assets for a lucrative fee. Although it has rapidly decreased hotels bookings, it has proved to cater for all consumer classes with ease. This is possible due to the constant elimination of transactional charges such as taxes and labor which results in lower prices which might change if the authorities catch up with the sharing economy (Cheng, 2016) However, the sharing economy is relatively young and underdeveloped providing a margin for technological advancements by both inventors and entrepreneurs. References Zervas, G., Proserpio, D., Byers, J. W. (2017). The rise of the sharing economy: Estimating the impact of Airbnb on the hotel industry.Journal of Marketing Research,54(5), 687-705. Cheng, M. (2016). Sharing economy: A review and agenda for future research.International Journal of Hospitality Management,57, 60-70. Ert, E., Fleischer, A., Magen, N. (2016). Trust and reputation in the sharing economy: The role of personal photos in Airbnb.Tourism Management,55, 62-73. Morais, R. C. (2013, November 30). Better Than a Hotel. Retrieved March 18, 2018, from https://www.barrons.com/articles/better-than-a-hotel-1385802608
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Hyperion Review Paper Essay on Hyperion Ill try not to be too intrusive and not express their wildly vostorgi- they are strong, especially from the first of about 120 pages, there is simply ulet.Skazhu only that this book inspired by the most beautiful memories of the Library of adventures, and those feelings that I get reading a particular book in this series as a child. Simmons is definitely representative of the higher echelons of science fiction. Hyperion in its conception can be compared with the monumental architectural structure, crushing their power. BUT, with all of this everything is thought out to the smallest detail. The causal relationship is not broken, one follows from the other, and most importantly, I could not, for all its grandeur, the authors catch on the fact that somewhere and something he bypassed his attention did not finish or vice versa has become too tight . All very organic. Hyperion is a multi-layered narrative convoy. Of course galaxies, different worlds of Star Wars, it is difficult to surprise, this is at every corner, but Dan Simmons came up with one thing which allows you to please everyone. Six people on the need to share the story of the episodes of his life. Each episode, as rightly noted in previous reviews, with the addition of certain pages of volume, pulls on a separate book. Each story is described in his manner, it will be a completely different people -. The place in life, way of thinking, the status and number of other differences We will write a custom essay sample on Hyperion Review specifically for you for only $16.38 $13.9/page Order now We will write a custom essay sample on Hyperion Review specifically for you FOR ONLY $16.38 $13.9/page Hire Writer We will write a custom essay sample on Hyperion Review specifically for you FOR ONLY $16.38 $13.9/page Hire Writer I do not want to describe the story line, so as not to spoil the impression, and so to be honest I just can not do this. However, an author can say the following items: Simmons intelligent, educated, gifted, and its main Unlike some other certainly clever, educated and gifted he was able to make the book very interesting and stands out from the general, in something similar to each other, at least a powerful array of fantastic recycled paper. An excellent book, and the main proof of this is that now I am in search of the Fall of Hyperion and Endymion and all that they are followed by PS if it is not a masterpiece, then there is a masterpiece of fiction?