seagullsI was sitting on the beach with Eleanor and we were staring at two seagulls a few feet away from us. They were staring at us, hoping for some of the potato chips we were eating.seagulls2 years ago in Personal
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"Stupid scavengers," Eleanor said.
I watched the birds, saying nothing for a minute. But then I said:
"They're noble birds of the sea, not stupid scavengers. Look at how beautifully they are colored, the same as the sand and the clouds in the sky. And look at how their beaks are made to stick deep into the sand to burrow for crabs. And look how elegantly they hold their position against the wind, and how they can fly for great distances across the open sea."
We stared at the birds.
"They are beautiful, dad."
"I know, Eleanor. It's a little sad."
"Well, Eleanor, it is because of humans that they are distracted from their noble, original purpose. And what of our original purpose? Are we so much different? Look at us, chasing after cars, money, power, fashion, position. How much different ar
Yours Truly - A Semantic Analysis on HonestyBefore I start, I should say that Yours Truly has recently replaced My Little Dashie at the core of my heart-drive. If you are viewing this humble two-cents, please take your time to [go read the story first]. Also, sorry for the wall of text. I don't have a good enough camera to record a reaction/review video.Yours Truly - A Semantic Analysis on Honesty2 years ago in Reviews & Guides
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The literal aspects of the story, the bittersweet emotions that makes this particular fanfic an epitome of brony literature are being discussed to death in the EqD comments section, so there would be no need for me to repeat those sentiments and say that I cried manly tears. What I really want to discuss here is two things. One, the author's interpretation on one of the two main characters, Applejack, and especially her defining character trait; the Element of Honesty. Two, the narrative techniques, both literal and pseudo-visual, that weave the emotions and Applejack's element into a coherent and organic