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Week 11 Storytelling

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The Ox who won the Forfeit  Long ago a man owned a farm where he raised and sold animals of all kinds. He owned chicken, sheep, horse, ox and more. One day while the man was strapping one of his ox up to tug his carriage around, something phenomenal happened.  The ox was accidentally attached to the wrong carriage and began tugging the whole line of carriages along with him. Astonished by the strength of this ox, he began testing the ox's abilities by increasing the weight of what the ox could handle. Starting with his line of carriages, he began to fill all of these carriages up with rice, making them heavier and heavier. The man began talking to the ox saying, "How much more can you pull? I continue to add more and nothing seems to phases you." Until it got to the point where there was no more weight that he could add, yet the ox was still able to pull it along.  The man was speechless, proclaiming "only if you could speak to me then we could move mountains."

Week 9 Reading Notes Part 2

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Notes for Wednesday reading The Mahabharata  by C. A. Kincaid 12 years in exile and the Pandavas now have 1 year of disguise at the court of King Virata. Yudhishthira has finally learned gambling so he is Kanka, a gambler. Bhima becomes a cook named Ballaba Arjuna takes Brihannala and is a dance teacher Nakula is Granthika and works in the stables Sahadeva takes Tantripala and becomes a cowherd They leave their weapons in a shami tree where no one will find them Bhima is to avenge a main who was raped by Kickaka, he takes Draupadi's place in the dark and kills Kickaka. People then want to burn Draupadi at the funeral. Duryodhana hears Kickaka's death and attacks King Virata. The year of disguise is up so the Pandavas go to rescue Virata. They reveal who they are and Arjuna's son Abhimanyu marries the princess Uttara. Yudhishthira seeks peace but Duryodhana makes the king refuse. They all prepare for war at Kurukshetra. Arjuna hurts Bhishma so bad that he lies on a bed of ar

Week 9 Reading Notes

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These are my reading notes for week 9 part A. The Mahabharata by C. A. Kincaid In the city of Hastinapura, there was a king named Vichitravirya, who died and left 2 sons, Dhritarashtra who is blind, and Pandu. Pandu becomes king and has five sons, Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva. These 5 sons are known as the Pandavas. Once Pandu dies, Dhritarashtra becomes king and has 100 sons with Queen Gandhari. Duryodhana is the eldest of the 100 sons. Together the Pandavas and Kauravas, who is Duryodhana, are the Bharatas. Drona is the boys' teacher and Duryodhana get jealous that he is the worst. Duryodhana loses it when he hears that his father named Yudhishthira his heir. Duryodhana plots to kill the pandavas. He plans to burn them in their house but the Pandavas are warned by Vidura and the Pandavas escape though a hidden tunnel. A couple randoms die in the fire and everyone thinks it is the Pandavas The Pandavas go into hiding as brahmins. Bhima and Hidimbi, a monster,

Week 8 Progress

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 Looking back on what I have done throughout this semester, I am very proud of what I have created with the blog and portfolio. My favorite part of what I have done is create the word press website to host my portfolio. My weekly routine is pretty good and I stick to it most weeks. If I don't follow the schedule perfectly, I allocate time in order to finish the week out. The class assignments that I enjoy the most is retelling the stories after we have taken all of the notes for what we have read. When I do have some extra time, I have been able to do some of the extra credit opportunities which are very cool.  Looking forward into the next half of the semester, I would like to explore more of the extra credit options and see what they are like. I do also want to avoid pushing off some of the work until the last minute and getting a better routine. Source

Week 8 Comments and Feedback

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 Most all of the comments that I have received on my post have been very helpful to read. They work best for me when they not only point out the things that I have done very well, but also the parts that need a lot of work. The comments that can explain what they might do in each situation better help me understand what they are trying to get across, and have a better impact on helping me with my writing. I try to do the same when I comment on to others blog posts. I try to tell them things that I like about their stories and also places that they could improve. This is all done without anything negative being said, just a suggestion on how I think it could be better. Looking back to my introduction post, I really do enjoy looking at all the comments from others. I do like how my post came out and I do feel like I am connecting with others while commenting on theirs. I believe that the feedback assignments are very helpful. Source I chose this picture because I really do believe that o

Week 8 Reading and Writing

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 Looking back at the reading and writing assignments, most of them are very interesting if you are able to keep track of what is actually going on. Many of these assignments have 13 different names that are very hard to pronounce so it sometimes gets confusing as to what is going on. But, after rereading some of the parts, I do understand the story and it is pretty interesting to read.  Looking at my website, I do really enjoy it. With me being a computer science major, I really do enjoy customizing this website to make it how I like. I didn't know if I was going to be able to fully create my website since I went with the litter harder option. After a little bit of messing around, I was able to finalize what I wanted the site to look like which is what I am most proud of.  Indraprastha I chose this image because I really liked reading about the story of the Pandavas. It was interesting to read about them going through a lot trouble yet coming out on top.  Looking forward, I think t

Week 7 Storytelling

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 The Pandava's The Pandava's, consisting of Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva, are the five sons of Pandu. Three of the sons, Yudhishthira, Bhima, and Arjuna, were birthed by Kunti, who mated with three different gods, as commanded by Pandu. The two remaining sons, Nakula and Sahadeva, were born by Mardi, who had the sons with the Ashwins.  These five sons escape from Hastinapura, where Dhiritarashtra is king. Duryodhana, the son of Dhiritarashtra, is very upset to hear the news that the Pandava's are still alive. As for the king himself, he cannot find a reason to dislike them. Dhiritarashtra being the king, he decideds that he would like to see the Pandava's again and proceed to invite them back to Hastinapura. In order to gain the Pandava's trust, Dhiritarashtra gives them a part of the kingdom for them to rule themselves. This part of the kingdom becomes known as Indraprastha.  Yudhishthira is crowned the king of Indrapratha. Many people attend th