Fire and Rose Petals

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Political Cartoon (OpEd)

  So it’s taken me a while to be able to upload my political cartoon, but here it is!   First, let me explain the plot of my cartoon. Sitting on the couch watching TV is an average, middle class couple. A commercial comes on trying to get people to donate to help others in third world countries get clean water. They both agree that everyone should have access to.. Read More

Let’s Have A (Political) Party!

Over the past week or so in socials, we have been looking into different political parties and what their main narratives are. We categorized parties main interests into four sections: geography, identity, government, and economy. I personally studied the Green party for our projects. The narrative that I find most compelling is government. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the chance to look too far into the different parties perspectives on this.. Read More

Treated Unfairly Then. Treated Unfairly Now.

Before you start reading this post, I encourage to watch this poem that I am very fond of.   “Evaluate the impact of interactions between aboriginal peoples and European explorers and settlers in Canada from 1815 – 1914.” – PLO B2 Before this unit of socials began, I really didn’t have much interest in Canadian history or politics (sorry Canada). However, we have recently been focusing on the aboriginal history.. Read More

Almost Over (In-Depth Post #7)

Even though this is post number 7, I will be basing the criteria off of Ms. Mulder’s post 8 blog. So remember how last post I said I was doing a collaboration with Joanna and her cosplay? WELL I DID IT. Joanna cosplayed Loki at FanExpo, and while I’m sure she has posted many photos, let me just add one here. I had come over a few days before to.. Read More

Socials Midterm

I had asked for an extension on this, but it looks like I was able to finish it on time anyways! (Mr. J, if you see this, let me know in the comments or else I will email to let you know I finished). Here’s the link to the Prezi I made : Thanks!

Final Address and Such

Below is my final address. (Yes, this was meant to be performed in a very nonchalant, old fur trader style) Ahhh, yes. I had a feeling this is how it would play out. There’s been a lot of big decision making out east, but I haven’t been too active in it since I am here – on the west coast. You see I, James Douglas, have lived in many countries… Read More


It is I, James Douglas, writing to you in the year 1856. There has been gold discovered in British Columbia! The news is spreading throughout all of the North America, and we’re receiving a lot visitors – miners and the like – who are trying to find some of this gold. Now, I don’t have any official political standing at the moment, but I can see the chaos that is.. Read More

From Humble Beginnings To Major Promotions

If I could tell my past self one thing, it would be that Scotland would open up many doors to my future. Young James Douglas would never have expected to go on to be a fur trader for the North West Company, and later on the Hudson’s Bay Company. He would not expect to be so high up on the professional ladder in the HBC. But here I am. It.. Read More

Cosplay Collaboration (In-Depth Post 5/6)

So it’s been a while since I gave an update on my in-depth project. But better late than never! I will explain the title of this post in a moment, but first let’s talk about concepts and alternatives. Some concepts that my mentor has mentioned could be the concept of your client’s comfort being the most important thing, and the concept of beauty vs. artistry. I suppose some of the.. Read More

A Journey To Freedom

This post is based off of this article. I chose this article because I’ve heard of the Underground Railroad many times, but did not really understand what it was. This article was short enough for me to understand the basics of what happened, but I plan on digging deeper into these situations during this time. To sum it up, the Underground Railroad was a series of routes and safe houses.. Read More