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Carl Shirley
Attended Old Dominion University
Lives in Hampton, VA 23666
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Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer is a movie about an apocalyptic dystopia set on a train. As fundamentally ridiculous as the idea sounds, the film works fairly well, both as a science fiction thriller and a modern parable about the dangers of runaway capitalism. Set at a time a...
Snowpiercer is a movie about an apocalyptic dystopia set on a train. As fundamentally ridiculous as the idea sounds, the film works fairly well, both as a science fiction thriller and a modern parable about the dangers of run...
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Why I’m Done With Game of Thrones (On Television Anyway)
Spoilers Ahead (below video) There is only one reason that I continue to subscribe to HBO, and it’s not the occasional episode of Real Time with Bill Maher , the opportunity to see movies that have not yet made it to Netflix or the slim hope that there will...
Spoilers Ahead (below video) There is only one reason that I continue to subscribe to HBO, and it’s not the occasional episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, the opportunity to see movies that have not yet made it to Netflix ...
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Slavery, Ghosts, and Beloved: Crash Course Literature 214

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Aliens, Time Travel, and Dresden - Slaughterhouse-Five Part I: Crash Course Literature 212

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Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

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Sickly Celsius
I'm posting this in response to Chuck Wendig's weekly Flash Fiction Challenge . It may be cheating to post something that I had already written and that is actually a fragment of a larger piece, but at under 500 words it's only a little cheating. You must o...
I'm posting this in response to Chuck Wendig's weekly Flash Fiction Challenge. It may be cheating to post something that I had already written and that is actually a fragment of a larger piece, but at under 500 words it's onl...
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Book Report 6/29/14
Currently Reading (nonfiction) : The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond Diamond continues to explore how traditional societies work, and how the people in them deal with conflict, justice, childrearing, the elderly and other issues. He points out that o...
Currently Reading (nonfiction): The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond Diamond continues to explore how traditional societies work, and how the people in them deal with conflict, justice, childrearing, the elderly and ...
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Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Crash Course Literature 215

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PTSD and Alien Abduction - Slaughterhouse-Five Part 2: Crash Course Literature 213

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You Really Can Write Every Day: My 4 Tips
You Really Can Write Every Day: My 4 Tips (via http://raygates.me ) If you’ve ever tried to be a writer, at some point you will no doubt have come across the sagely advice that to become a good writer, you must write every single day. There is certainly tru...
You Really Can Write Every Day: My 4 Tips (via http://raygates.me) If you’ve ever tried to be a writer, at some point you will no doubt have come across the sagely advice that to become a good writer, you must write every si...
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To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I - Crash Course Literature 210

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Things Fall Apart, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 209

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    Political Science, 1981 - 1986
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