The Boxers do not deserve a bad rap because they were only trying to rid their country of foreign influences because they believed that these foreign influences were depriving China of their culture. It was the Westerners that attacked and tried to take territory from China first, and they wanted to convert the Chinese into Christians. The government wasn’t powerful enough to fight back the foreigners themselves, so the people took matters into their own hands. Even though they failed to drive the foreigners away at the end, they were brave to fight against foreign forces on their own.
This is my new avatar, made with Build Your Wild Self. I used a smiley face in my shirt to represent myself as a optimistic character (most days anyways). I visited other websites too, but the characters in Build Your Wild Self was my favourite. I like that the character is represented in a less mature way, like a cartoon. I like this because I often act like I’m the youngest one in my friend group (maybe because I’m the youngest of my family).
If I did this again, one thing I would do differently is that instead of just gluing and then painting the pieces of the body or the head, or any part of the unicorn, I would use masking tape to cover up the seams and then paint the parts so it looks more put-together. Another thing I would do differently is that I would use double-sided tape to attach the legs because the legs fell off very often when I used hot glue to attach them to the body. When one of the legs fell off, I used some double-sided tape to attach them back on because we were in a hurry and the hot glue wasn’t ready yet. Surprisingly, that leg never fell off again.
One piece of advice I would give a future student doing this project is to use different adhesives for different situations, because hot glue may not work for all media. Another advice I would give to future students doing this project is to make a big plan to follow at the beginning because just winging what you are doing isn’t going to help with the time you have and making the project. My group just winged the project and measurements as we went, although our project turned out pretty good, there’s still a lot of changes I would make to it if I get to do the project again.
Overall, I think this product was successful because when the first-graders came over to our robot petting zoo, they really enjoyed playing around with our unicorn. Many of the kids came back multiple times and took many videos and pictures of our unicorn. I would also consider this successful on a personal level because I really enjoyed making our unicorn, and it made me really happy to see our unicorn create memories for those kids.
Somethings I value from my design is the structure that shows a shape of a unicorn, and the ribbons as the mane and tail because it not only added a pop of colour to our plain white unicorn, it also added a fantasy-like quality. The purple-white-blue colour scheme added a mythical, magical feel to our robot.
I chose to have a rose in the centre of my book cover for How to Stop Time by Matt Haig because it is a well-known symbol of love, as the book suggests a theme of love. The rose also represents the character Rose (Tom’s wife from the Middle Ages) as everything he sees or does, from the past and of his “future,” reminds him of his lost lover.
“All you can do with the past is carry it around, feeling its weight slowly increase, praying it never crushes you completely.” (Page 61)
The two hands reaching for the rose represents the past and the future of the main character Tom Hazard, because he was always searching for love, reaching out to love in his past and later on in the “future” of the book. The rose is growing out from the hourglass (a symbol of time that also represents a theme in How to Stop Time,) to show love from time, and the love that Tom had felt from the time he spent with Rose and Camille. I chose this background because the colour blue represents tranquility, calmness, and depression like Tom is in most of the novel. The background fades a little in the middle, to focus on the rose in the centre of the cover.
I chose to use the font “Black Ops One” for the title because it had a geometric look to it, and reminded me of the “future.” I used the quote “And, just as it only takes a moment to die, it only takes a moment to live.” because it represented the theme of time in the novel in a simple sentence, and it is a quote that hooks the reader and keeps the reader interested in what will happen in the novel. The one-cent recommendations are from JK Rowling and the Guardian because JK Rowling is the world-wide famous author of the Harry Potter series and The Guardian is a Newspaper from Britain, just like the author of How to Stop Time, Matt Haig.
https://www.canva.com/ (used to create book cover)