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The idea behind this blog is to share my opinions about Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Films and Ephemera as well as my random nattering on a regular basis.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

An Ambush Of Shadows

So today at my sub-job I read quite a bit, as is my want. However today's assignment was in a humanities class. Cool thing was in the teacher's plans 20 minutes of good ol' silent reading was in the offing. Love it. I asked the kids to think about a passage that they either liked a lot or that was important.

I even decided to share a passage from An Ambush Of Shadows to get one class of surly sophomores to buy in. I told them the book was the fifth in a larger series. And that it was set in a sort of Thundarr the Barbarian type world. One student even knew who Thundarr is. Sweet!

I read them this:

"We all have our weaknesses. Ahroe has had her loneliness in her new
role, Stel in his new one. You have had frustration of watching them
both, especially your anger at your father for not growing into a parallel, a viable role. And I have had my wish for a family - now scattered like leaves in the wind."

- Sagan, Protector of Pelbarign

By the purest chance the following quote was on the board:

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which
is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by
experience, which is the most bitter.”

- Kong Ch'iu (Confucius)

I got a bit choked up when a student pointed out that the two quotes almost said the same thing. Sometimes kids really do surprise you.

And in other news: Those filthy, friggin' fish suckers, the Tantal have made another epic appearance. RIGHTEOUS!

More updates as events warrant.

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