Sunday, 15 June 2014

Six Word Memoirs - Love

One of the most universal things in this world is "Love" everyone loves something wether it be people or things they enjoy. Something that I've loved since childhood to adulthood is video games. They are the one thing that I always enjoy and they've been with me my entire life and my love for them won't stop anytime soon. The image is of my favourite video game series that I began playing when I was little to now it's a franchise that I will always like every time a new game comes out I will be ready to enjoy every minute of it.

Six Word Memoirs - Me

I lack motivation to do things which is a big problem. Every time I come across something I believe I'll enjoy I end up giving up doing it or don't take enough time to get invested in whatever it is. I'm using this memoir as a reminder that I have to keep trying otherwise I'll always be stuck in this rut. The image relates because at one point or another i've tried to play an instrument but end up stopping because I find it difficult and don't take time enough to learn it.

Six Word Memoirs - Hate

I'm not a very hatful person but the one thing I absolutely hate is when other people always try to act or be someone they're not. The most common case is people looking through magazines and then trying to copy what they see. I will never understand why people can just be themselves they would be better off that way. The image I've taken is of a magazine which is one of the most common ways people get the idea that they need to change the way they are or be more like someone famous.

Six Word Memoirs - Growing up

Growing up is something everyone in the world does it's natural to do. You start off care free with no worries at all, everything is great but as you start to age you become more mature and realize that you can't be so care free. You're put into a position where you have to understand that you have responsibilities and by not handling them you can ruin yourself or people around you which brings a heavy weight upon yourself. This image I chose is of The Punisher fighting off bad guys using his power to protect the innocent which relates to responsibilities because you have to work hard the best you can in order to over come hard challenges and succeed in life.

Six Word Memoirs - Past

A lot of people tend to hold on to the past wish they could re-live it and i'm one of those people. The past is behind you and no matter how bad you keep holding on to it it's not going to come back you have to move forward and create new memories that will help you let go of the past. The image I have is showing myself looking out a window in deep thought reminiscing about old times for one last time.

Six Word Memoirs - Future

I'm still undecided with what I want to do with myself when i'm out of high school. I'm not the type of person that makes decisions easily so it's tough for myself. I have slight ideas of what career path I want to take in the future but then I always think maybe something else could be better. I feel as though there is always too many choices to make so I never know how to approach the situations I face. The image I chose is of a maze showing that you can choose multiple paths to go down but you'll never really now where it will lead unless you take the chance and move down a path.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Rise Against - I don't want to be here anymore
Rise Against is my favourite band and they just released their first single today off of their upcoming album "The Black Market" which comes out July 15th. Thought I would share this song for everyone to check out.

Jack White - Lazaretto
Jack white is one of my favourite musicians and seeing as how he just released his new album "Lazaretto" today I though i'd share his new single off of it.

Mark Taylor's Buried life project

Link to Animoto video:
Mark Taylor's Buried life project

Author's Note -
      My name is Mark Taylor and this is my Bucket list with some things I want to do in my life. I found coming up with ideas or things that I want to do in my life very difficult. I could barely come up with 25 ideas and it dawned on me that I'm either completely satisfied with my life as it is and don't want to do much or I'm a very boring person and just lack that factor that makes me want to be adventurous and try and see new and unique things in the world. The things that I put on my bucket list so far are the things that really interest me as of now and I hope to complete them all at some point or another i'm sure as I grow older I will continue to find and add more things to my bucket list.

What now -
       While most of the things on my bucket list are easy to accomplish and I will most likely complete most of them the one thing i'm closest to accomplishing at the moment is learning to drive. I've already taken lessons and got my beginners which is a good step towards my goal. All that is left is booking my date for my road test and passing and i'll officially have my drivers license! Once i'm done that I will have completed probably the most important thing in my bucket list that will help me in the long run.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Bucket list

1. Make a short film
2. Learn to draw
3. Make an animation
4. Make my own comic book
5. Expand my DVD collection
6. Expand my CD collection 
7. Get a dog
8. Own my own place
9. Learn to play an instrument 
10. Meet Clint Eastwood 
11. See Jack White perform live
12. See Rise Against live again
13. Get motivated 
14. Stop procrastinating 
15. Marathon through my Sonic the hedgehog games 
16. Buy a good PC
17. Learn a new language 
18. Marathon through the Back to the Future trilogy 
19. Travel around the world in 80 days
20. Be someones hero
21. Travel to Hollywood 
22. Go to college 
23. Learn to drive (now what)
24. Watch the good the bad and the ugly in theaters 
25. Meet Stan Lee

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Short story - El Pulpo

   El Pulpo    
written by: Xavier Chacon and Mark Taylor 

It was a hot quiet night, much warmer than usual. Agnes's family was sitting in their small wooden shack that looked as if it would collapse any second, they sat eating but the father looked worried, no one said a word. Suddenly her father got up, went outside and closed the door without saying a word as if he sensed something. Moments later there was a loud noise like someone had fired a gun, shorty after the noise everything fell dead silent as if the world had stopped. All though it felt like hours had gone by only a few seconds had passed.Agnes and her mother looked at one another and then they heard faint foot steps and turned towards the door. Her heartbeat started racing faster and faster as the footsteps progressively got louder and then "CRASH" the front door explodes into pieces and a tall mysterious stranger appears standing in the door way. The stranger wore a orange poncho that covered his upper body, along with torn tattered jeans and old combat boots. Covering his face was a brown cowboy hat and a red bandana that fluttered back and forth with the wind. In a blink of an eye he whipped out his revolvers, it happened so fast it seemed like he had been holding six guns and with pin point accuracy he started firing. before Agnes knew what had happened, her mother and father had been slain and the mysterious stranger was gone. 

--Twenty Years Later-- 

"We have to get rid of those Mexicans in order to rule the west" shouted lawman Paul. " How do you suppose we do that? there are way to many of em" Eastwood replied. Just then Agnes butts in " We can trick em, we'll say we are giving them something and then gun em down. That'll be sure to rid of a lot of them". Suddenly a deputy of Agnes rushes in " Madame! Law officer Wayne has just been shot down!". " What do you mean he has been shot down? Who killed him?!" Agnes screamed. " I aint sure who but the killer seems to only be targeting us lawmen". " Eastwood, Paul, go and hire some guns.. we need to protect ourselves" She yelled. Once they leave she talks with a few other officers "Now we need to secure a fort, I aint dying to no lousy outlaw" Agnes said angrily. 
 Lawman Eastwood and Lawman Paul leave to search for some of the fastest guns in the west just as commanded. Lawman Eastwood walks into a saloon trying to fulfill his duty. Eastwood sits down and starts looking around the saloon. Across the room he notices a man drinking  some whiskey wearing a orange poncho and red bandana over his face. As he continued to watch a large drunk man spills his drink on the poncho wearing cowboy. The Poncho wearing mans eyes squint as he straightens up his back and in an instant he blasts the man to pieces so fast it looked as if the drunk had been torn apart by wild beasts. Eastwood was stunned, at that moment he knew this was the man to hire. Eastwood got up and walked over to the mysterious man. "You gotta help us out, we'll pay you well." pleaded Eastwood. The mysterious man stares blankly at him. " I'm a law officer so pay would be well" exclaimed Eastwood. The mans eyes widened and he shook his head nodding yes. A few Hours later Eastwood and the poncho wearing man arrive at the fort containing all the lawmen and all the hired guns lawman Paul had gathered. Then suddenly a loud gunshot is heard and Eastwood Drops to the ground. The mysterious poncho stranger steps over Eastwoods body and enters the fort. Everyone inside was stunned and realized that this was the man who was killing the lawmen. Agnes then comes out from a building she waiting in and she recognizes that this is the man who had killed her family when she was young. "Don’t just stand there, shoot him dead!!" Agnes roared. Everyone in the fort reached down for their guns, focused on the poncho wearing man. Surrounded and out numbered, the poncho wearing man flew his poncho off into the air revealing his body.. the strange man was an Octopus! He was a lanky terrifying creature who wields six guns using six of his tentacles. Everyone in the fort was shocked and terrified, and in mere seconds the octopus started  gunning down everyone, his arms flailing in all directions, men falling dead left and right of him.  After he had stopped firing it looked as if a tornado had just blown through the fortress as everything was in rubble and bodies laid motionless everywhere. Agnes was the only survivor being hit in the arm but still able to wield her weapon. She shouts " You're a Monster and now this time I will kill you for what you've..." but midway through her sentence the octopus had shot a single bullet in her brain, It was over. The west was no longer trying to be ruled by corrupt lawmen, the Mexicans were now safe. The Octopus put his poncho back on, dusted off and walked off into the setting sun forever being honored by the Mexicans as "El Pulpo".