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    Thank you for correcting my mistake! I got the information from another article, but I definitely should have double-checked the information.

    4 Reasons Why Glee Should be Cancelled

    Thank you for your response. I didn’t intend for my post to come off as some sort of idealized notion of a world where bad shows get cancelled and good ones don’t. Maybe next time I should use a different title (concerning the negative points of Glee and why it is bad) to introduce the points rather than why Glee should be cancelled.

    4 Reasons Why Glee Should be Cancelled

    Thank you for that piece of advice! I will definitely be sure to include more counter-arguments. I honestly don’t know how it slipped my mind while writing this article as I’ve done it time and time again for other writing I’ve done.

    4 Reasons Why Glee Should be Cancelled

    Thank you for your constructive criticism. I really appreciate your feedback and I will definitely be using it to strengthen my writing and my posts in the future.

    4 Reasons Why Glee Should be Cancelled

    I really appreciated this article! I have yet to see “Frozen” and I want to very badly. I skimmed the end because I didn’t want to spoil to much for myself, but I saw the part where you said there is hinting toward a gay couple. This, I will say, makes me quite pleased and that is an extreme understatement. One thing I wanted to add though was that I was really disappointed that Disney didn’t take this opportunity to expand the racial diversity of their princesses (something they have been slowly but surely improving) and have a princess who was Inuit or along those lines.

    Frozen: Why Disney’s New Film Is One Of Their Best

    I loved reading your article and your new kind of list. I think that often times people disregard movies that they hated, like “Spring Breakers.” One of my favorite English professors taught me something very valuable: regardless of how you end up feeling about a piece (be it poetry, film, a novel, artwork, etc.), it is important that you feel -something-. If you don’t feel anything at all, then you have to examine why that is and if there is perhaps a problem with how you are engaging with the piece. If you detested a film, then be aware that you detested it, defend it, examine it, and be glad that it made you feel something.

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Film

    *Gasp!* I forgot to post the source!

    Nauert, R. (2013). In New Study, Video Games Not Tied to Violence in High-Risk Youth. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 22, 2014, from

    Video Game Content Ratings: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

    While the debate still rages on as to whether or not violent video games cause violence in children, I do not think that they can be blamed for such events as Columbine. A recent study was done by Drs. Christopher Ferguson and Cheryl Olson on 377 children who were considered high risk and the effect of playing violent video games on them. These video games included ‘Mortal Kombat’ ‘Halo’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto.’ High risk is described as having elevated “attention deficit or depressive symptoms.” Essentially, the doctors discovered that these video games showed no evidence of sparking violence or aggression in the children. If anything, the games offered a release and created a calming effect especially in those children with attention deficit symptoms. One of the doctors even goes so far as to make a statement concerning the fears that violent video games sparked previous instances of mass homicide. Ferguson said, “Statistically speaking, it would actually be more unusual if a youth delinquent or shooter did not play violent video games, given that the majority of youth and young men play such games at least occasionally.” – Overall, I enjoyed reading your article, but drawing connections between video games and the Heath and Columbine shootings can be sticky business. I really wish parents would pay more attention to ESRB ratings though. Not because I think that if they do not, their children will eventually commit mass homicide, but because I think that images such as those found in violent video games can cause unnecessary fear in them. If a parent can prevent their child from having nightmares because of a scary game or even a frightening movie, why shouldn’t they? Kids should be allowed to be kids and not be presented with ideas they are not yet equipped to think critically about.

    Video Game Content Ratings: Does Anyone Care Anymore?