FIN-921-Academic Logs

Academic Logs FIN 921 - Week 5 Dr. Laura Allen Submission Date: 6 August 2015 Samuel Robinson Khaleesi
Academic Logs - FIN Week 5 Introduction For Academic Logs Enraged by your father's assumed ownership over you and your mother, you decide to seek out the demon who struck the deal in the first place. Now you must wait to see if their bodies will slowly acclimate to the harsh and sudden change or fail to do so and ultimately die. Your heart jolts. Unable to hold the oxygen in your lungs any longer, you take in a gulp of seawater, only to find that it does not hurt you. A chorus of "celestial guardian" rings in your head; as it does, more unicorns appear from beyond the thicket, and you realize that it is a title that has been given to you. Despite the police's best efforts, nobody knew where the missing children were. If you get assigned to the fryolator one more time, you are going to lose it. Laid off from your job, you come home early to find your fiancé sleeping with your so-called best friend. Aasha is a new student who is drop-dead gorgeous and instantly popular. Now completely comprised of fantasy creatures, the once human inhabitants of this kingdom must deal with all baggage and annoyances that come from being a fantasy character. It doesn't make any sense." The alley is littered with the bodies of half a dozen demons, some decapitated, and others stabbed multiple times. You're slowly getting ready for another school day, wishing you didn't have to. One night, you awake in a cold sweat and are terrified to find the shadowy figure standing right where you envisioned him. You realize that you have been talking to Charon, ferryman of the River Styx, and he's asking you to take over his job. "Do you know why we are here on the top floor of a skyscraper built by your grandfather? Magic, plain and simple. You are done for. You are one such survivor and are alone, moving like a nomad across the wasteland. Please put on a hard hat, located on the hooks to your left, and follow me into the auxiliary room." You strap on an orange hard hat and enter a large space filled with crisscrossing pipes that extend as far as the eye can see. You've spent your entire adult life traveling through space to find a way to become immortal - and, surprisingly, you find it on a lesser-known planet on the other side of the galaxy. Zeus tells you she is your mother. The 500 years is up, and the elemental fairies aim to take back the Earth that was once theirs. Things get odd one lazy Sunday afternoon when a team of government officials informs you they need to excavate your backyard, something to do with decades-overdue cleanup from the Settlement Wars. However, when you land, a ghostly fog surrounds you, with voices calling you deeper into it. You know the perils all too well, but you still approach the creature, reaching your hand toward it. 1
Academic Logs - FIN Week 5 Questions For Academic Logs Instructions : You're nervous as you climb back into the cockpit of your twin engine Lockheed Electra after a brief hiatus. You are a teenage boy living with your divorced mother in a suburban neighborhood. Suddenly the long grasses part, and you nearly fall into a gaping hole. Question 1 : Is nature inherently ordered? a. It tugs at your leg, gesturing to the nearby woods. b. You try to prevent the spill a dozen different ways, but the outcome is always the same. c. Closing your eyes, you take a dead mouse from your pocket, cup it in your hands, and begin to chant, causing ire amongst the Mongolian court. Question 2 : How frequently do you catch yourself daydreaming? a. As you near a town, you spot another tower and decide to investigate. b. The only humans to survive are those who can fit into a small shelter built underground to withstand the heat, and you are part of this surviving group. c. After the most successful day in the shop's history, you close up and take the pan pipes from their box — your grandfather's warning forgotten — wondering what else you might be able to conjure. Question 3 : On April 15, what number does every Major League Baseball player wear? 42 is the answer. a. Yet you've always wanted to go, and when you graduate with a triple-doctorate in astrophysics, aeronautical engineering, and biology, you cannot help but feel you're wasted on Earth. b. In fact, it looks like a horse. c. Despite the police's best efforts, nobody knew where the missing children were. 2
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