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Exercise 2: Theme

What is the deeper meaning behind your land?

Exercise 2: Theme

Question 1: Think of one of your favorite stories…it could be from a book, movie, play, game or anything else.
  • In a few words, what is the story really about?
  • What is the main lesson or take-away from the story?
  • What emotions and feelings did it create in you?
Question 2: Return to the land you were imagining in the previous exercise.
  • What do you imagine it feels like to be in your land?
  • What do you imagine people might learn when visiting your land?
  • What do you want them to think about after leaving your land?

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  • blobby green style avatar for user Phillips.NolanJ
    Q1:I LOVE the Poler Express
    The theme is if you donthave to see, to belive.

    Q2:I think it whould feel exhilarating.
    I mean, your in the future where you can seespace ships fly in the skys like airplanes! Its basicly Star Wars but with realistic stuff going around you. In the space-age, you dont need to see the moon up close to know it exists.
    (15 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user tristynmp2
    Q1: Think of one your favorite stories
    1.1: The story is about Jack Skellington, who is trying to spark interest in Halloween again.
    1.2: The main lesson from the story would be that you should stick to yourself instead of copying others. Jack had gotten bored with Halloween, and he tried to change his usual routine to Christmas. A lot of his actions were met with confusion and skepticism by the other residents he governs over, who thought that what they were doing before was fun.
    1.3: The movie itself made me excited, but the idea behind some of it was a great take away. It talks about how, while trying something new doesn't always work well, it creates a worthwhile experience that you can learn from.

    Q2: Return to the land you imagined
    2.1: I imagine it feels wonderful, being surrounded by experiences catering to fans of a long running franchise. It would undoubtedly feel awesome, and I'd just be in anticipation of getting on one of the rides.
    2.2: I imagine that people might learn a little more about Transformers and it's overall history. They could find out a lot more about the engineering side of the toys.
    2.3: I want them to feel great, almost relieved to see the journey to an end. I want it to be something that never gets old, so that people can continue to have fun. I also want it to be a little bit more than just a usual learning scenario, with several interactive tidbits for other people to rely on.
    (9 votes)
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  • duskpin sapling style avatar for user lavender
    A WHISKER AWAY search on google now! or... you can go on Netflix and watch it.
    (5 votes)
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  • blobby yellow style avatar for user Ryder T
    I'm doing mine on the Mandalorian, on Arvala 7
    (5 votes)
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  • mr pink red style avatar for user Ty O
    Theme of Harry Potter: Everyone should be treated equally whether they're different or not.
    (3 votes)
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  • leafers seedling style avatar for user robertt18
    1.1: In the movie "Flicka", a young girl slowly grows a special bond with a wild mustang that her father hated at first who gets rescued by and nursed Flicka from a mountain lion attack.
    1.2: The lesson of this movie is to find your own restless spirit.
    1.3: Happy because of the horses, sad when the father of the girl doesn't like Flicka, mad when the father sold Flicka to the rodeo, scared whenever the mountain lion came into view, grossed out from Flicka's wounds, and surprised when the father didn't shoot him, but the mountain lion.
    2.1: It'll make you feel free to be your true self and no one can judge you for that.
    2.2: Everything about horses; from anatomy. to responsibilities of own horses.
    2.3: Having a horse or pony of their very own.
    (4 votes)
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  • stelly blue style avatar for user Lucia
    Question 1:
    - Harry Potter
    - It's about how love is the greatest weapon against evil.
    - Sacrificial love is very important.
    - I definitely cried once or twice.

    Question 2:
    - It feels very calm and alive, like, maybe you feel like the forest is breathing.
    - People would learn that what you've forgotten isn't always lost forever (see last exercise if confused).
    - I would want them to think Wow, that was really refreshing from daily life!
    (4 votes)
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  • aqualine ultimate style avatar for user Mythical
    Here is what I'm thinking: A distant planet (similar to Earth) but with a very harsh environment. A hot climate with cliffs, canyons, and (semi)floating oases(I don't think our technology has reached the level of floating islands yet). Most of the sparse trees are dark and tall, with long glowing gray vines weaving through the leafless canopy. The oases are like mini jungles, thick foliage and many strange animals.

    Still working on a name for the planet, maybe Coban II...

    The planet's sun would be Sirius(name comes from Greek word meaning scorching, not the Harry Potter character), and it has been ravaged by numerous wars from past millennia. The level of technology would be somewhat futuristic (like Star Wars)but deep in the harshest terrain there is evidence of more advanced tech then anyone has seen.

    People would enter from a transport ship into a small town, where they could explore, talk to locals, and discover the legends surrounding the planet and its history. Then they could take a lift up to the oasis, where they could find an ancient crashed ship. People could use the ship’s barely sensors to scan the oasis and learn more about the plants and animals. An additional thing, after exploring the town and the oasis, could be fixing part of the crashed ship to get a message from the pilot right before he crashed. (He survived and one of the locals is his great-great-great-grandchild, and if you bring them the recording they will share a previously unheard story)

    The whole place should feel like a new place, but strangely familiar, with lots of mystery and intrigue.

    What do you think?
    Comments, critics, and criticisms are welcome.
    (4 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user rajanirao.gandra
    mine's about somewhere in Antarctica. near the tall mountains.hikers,fake snow queens, polar bears and of course ice.
    (3 votes)
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Alfonso Losco
    1.1: Co-living with all the nature forms of life, about LIFE UNITY.
    1.2: To live as society not individuals, help, protect, respect, tolerate, appreciate other cultures, equality.
    1.3: Caring about the animals and plants, interest on others´ traditions and values, a social group feeling. Being brave to face the problems and unity.

    2.1: It will feel like entering a new world, very similar to ours but with different forms of life, discover the hidden wonders of it and help the gelfgings and nature on the fight against the Skeksis
    2.2: They will learn to care about plants and animals, to be more social and respective, tolerate and help others when needed.
    2.3: To think on how to make our lives more green, to appreciate open nature spaces, smells, colors, freshness... To see others with nice eyes, respecting, being more polite with them. To unite against the ones who damage the world and society.
    (3 votes)
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