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JLE#38: Panther Story

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 Panther Photo by Rachel Claire from Pexels David wakes up in the savannah of a land unknown to him.   All he has with him is his bow and quiver of lethal arrows.   His arrows have an enchantment which enables them to be the most lethal ranged weapon in existence.   The tips are glassy and obsidian-like with strikingly sharp tips.   The arrows have a red hue and have red vein-like lines running through the obsidian tips and they look to be as if they are beating like a heart.   He stares at his weapon as he remembers why he is in the savannah—to find and kill the predator that preys on animals and humans alike.   Panther is a fierce being and is quite intelligent.   He understands the language of man and inhabits the savannah to hunt those who stray too far from their homesteads.   Panther is agile and a large being capable of clearing great distances with each stealthy step.   David studies what he knows about the panther and spends most of his time preparing for the day when he is

JLE#37: Reading Notes for Bluejay, Part B

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Reading Notes  Photo by Ekrulila from Pexels Story source: Tales of the North American Indians by Stith Thompson (1929). Reading notes: This story kind of reminded me of one of some of the adventures of Sinbad.  I was intrigued not long after the introduction because the story unfolded in different areas.  Since the story kept taking the reader to different places, we were offered a lot descriptive accounts of what those in the story were experiencing.  I like this concept because it is engaging and I myself have made it a goal to try and be more descriptive in my writing.  I look forward to working with this and I think I may have to adopt that dynamic plot to keep things interesting.   

JLE#36: Reading Notes for The Attack on the Giant Elk and the Great Eagle, part A

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Reading Notes Photo by paul voie from Pexels Story source: Tales of the North American Indians by Stith Thompson (1929). Reading notes: I thought this story in particular was a good read.  I think I can do a lot with this and my idea as of now is to maybe change the animals within the story.  I have always been fond of marine life so maybe I could find a way to incorporate that into my story.  The elk story was good and I thought it was cool how some of the actions performed by the elk had repercussions that we can visualize.  Perhaps I could think of an animal or an event that "caused" the creation  of the oceans.  There are a lot of options to go with in that regard and I look forward to coming up with ideas. 

JLE#35: Reading Notes for the Jealous Father, Part B

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 Reading Notes Photo by Ekrulila from Pexels Story source: Tales of the North American Indians by Stith Thompson (1929) This story was kind of similar to the Jealous Uncle from part A.  The reason this story caught my eye was because of the fact that it appeared to be another family conflict.  It does not differ to much from the plot of the Jealous Uncle and for that reason I am considering combining the two stories for my storybook.  I enjoy the fact that the story incorporates a few components of nature and I will make an attempt to be just as descriptive in painting a picture of my story's setting.  I thought it was interesting to see two stories about jealousy within family in this particular unit.  Both of those stories made for a captivating read and I enjoyed the suspense that each story had to offer.

JLE#34: Reading Notes for The Jealous Uncle, Part A

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 Reading Notes Unnatural Uncle  Photo by Marco Santos from Pexels I have no prior knowledge of this story at all, but I enjoyed the read a lot.  I have a plan to go ahead and make it to where the nephew and his jealous uncle have a battle.  I think the portion where the nephew is locked away and is found on the beach of another land was a nice addition to the story.  It is there where I will write in the training for the nephew and he will train to overcome his uncle.  For the most part I will likely stay in line with the original plot because I enjoyed it so much.  Throughout the whole story I was trying to think about how the story would end!  It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and my hope is that I can do the same for my rendition of the story.   Story:  Jealous Uncle Story source: Tales of the North American Indians by Stith Thompson (1929).

JLE#33: Week 9 Story Hook

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Week 9 Story: Hook  Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels Adam is an incredibly gifted hunter.   He is of royal blood and is to be groomed so that one day when he is able to rule, he will do so eloquently.   He carries with him a bow and a quiver of immaculate arrows.   The bow is enchanted with abilities that enable the wielder to achieve amazing success in the art of hunting animals.   However, the bow’s ability is only available to those who are worthy of the bow’s powers.   The bow will determine if the user is worthy enough for the power because it has a connection to all hunting grounds.   All life in the forests is connected to the bow and it will not condone any sort of hunting for sport.   Mat is the adopted brother of Adam and is known as a gifted fisherman.   Mat had with him a golden-laced net that he used to reel in all the fish.   This net, like the bow of Adam, was connected to the all the bodies of water.   It would deem the wielder of the net worthy for its use and

JLE#32: Reading Notes for the Dragon, Part B

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 Reading Notes  Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels Reading Notes:   I enjoyed this story because it was a little more action-packed than my favorite from part A.  I think I can do a lot with this by adding more action.  I decided to take a step away from my usual preference yesterday and went with more of a story rather than a battle.  I am tempted to take out the Princess Tacibana all together, but I am still open to some options.  I really enjoyed the story from part A more than any of the ones I read in part B.  Specifically, I may try and rewrite my first storybook about susanoo and orochi.   Story source: Romance of Old Japan, Part I: Mythology and Legend by E. W. Champney and F. Champney (1917).   The Labors of Yamato - The Dragon