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The websites I visited was wordpress.com, facebook.com, and youtube.com (which is owned by google) and the video I watched on youtube was gangnam style, and a lot of anime on funimations channel. I watched on t.v Cartoon Network, owned by time warner, on it I watched adventure time, the regular show, and the amazing world of gum ball. The hub is another t.v channel I watched , it is owned by the toy company hasbro, the show I saw on it was my little pony: friendship is magic which is its most popular show. Besides cartoon network the other media I saw that is owned by any of the top 6 companies is the kingdom hearts video games, and that is owned by disney and Square Enix.
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The kind of community I am part of is a social group, sharing a common interest in anime, manga, and videogames. It is old Westbury’s anime club. The particular interests of said club set us apart from others in conventional society. In anime club members need not hide their love for what is often deemed by the mainstream as nerdy or childish interests (though the contents of anime/manga/videogames are seldom made for the eyes/ ears of children). My clubs face book page states “A group for anyone to join that love Anime/Manga and video games! It focuses on educational, social, and cultural aspects of a group. Everyone will get to know each other and learn something about each other, technology, and the history of anime/manga and video games. More importantly, they’re will be tournaments of fps, racing, etc. So join us… it’ll be fun”. This introduction had me hooked from the first sentence as the focuses of this club happens to be some of my favorite things on Earth.

There are a myriad of activities which a person can be involved in at the anime club. We have an annual trip to Comic-con; free tickets to the con can be won by 20 members in a lottery that’s held in the club in the beginning of the year. We have daily meetings that are usually unorganized compared to meetings prior to special events such as comic-con. A large portion of time in the club is spent on video-game tournaments, film viewing and analysis (normally Sci-Fi or fantasy movies), and card games such as Yugio and Magic the gathering. Also, if I ever need assistance with a video game where I don’t know what to do, my fellow members are always open to support me in areas of the game that I have difficulty with. The first event in the club I helped in was the Annual Old Westbury Club Festival; where I helped get people in Old Westbury to sign up for the club.

I’d like to make a humorous video for my community reporting assignment of all the fun things someone can take part in at the anime club and show people that we aren’t a bunch of nerds (or at least that’s our take on it). I really want my video to show the excitement and depth of friendship that can be found in the anime club. I chose this as my community because it’s the place I feel most at home at Old Westbury and it’s the place that I’ve found the most joy. Entertainment and laughter are never in short supply and I can always hang out there when I’m feeling low knowing that I’ll have a wonderful community there to lift my spirits. I would like to put an hour into making the video each day before the club starts at 12. I’ll ask the members I’m most comfortable with to act in it and also give me their opinions on the film and how the club should be portrayed.

Its not vandalism, artist are paid to paint the buildings of my town. Walk down a street and it would be like walking throw an art gallery. It was very difficult for me to only show five photos because there are so many buildings in my town with murals on the wall I felt bad not showing them all. Two murals I’ve photographed where done by the same person ,H.Gabali, and are also on the same road. The outer space painting he/she made in 1999 and the bicycle town one was made in 98, its incredible that these peaces of art had been beautifying my town for such a long time. I can’t even remember when they weren’t there. The other photos are of paintings all on the same house. The house was a gas station but went out of business and became abandoned. The house is now being put to good use, the theme of all its paintings is America and it is truly a beautiful peace of art. I love how my town is filled with art, there are even sometimes new paintings added to the collection.
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Veronica Dantone

 

The most difficult part of this was the spacing of the letters. I had a lot of letters in my name so it was hard to keep them in one line. I used the pitchers of a violin, eyes, a rock, an ocarina, nightmare befor Christmas, ice cream, a cat, and the Aquarius symbol. I also could decide what color to make my name so I used a rainbow.