For this task we had to chose a character for Joseph to write a letter to and then write it in Joseph's prospective. I chose to use Jupiter's foster mom because it was the one I could think of the most.
Dear Jupiter’s Foster Mother,
Thank you for taking care of Jupiter for me. I appreciate the photos but if you can in any way help me to see Jupiter. I really want to see her, you must know what it’s like to care about someone, right? Thanks for helping me achieve my goal, though I wish I could of hold her myself. If we can ever plan a time that I can meet her please do. By the way have you told your husband about me? If you did what did you say about me?
Now I have to say thanks for the pictures of Jupiter you take very good care of her and I can tell by the pictures you send to me. I’m sorry we met in a somewhat negative way but, I wanted to apologize for trespassing on your property and for getting mad when you asked me to leave.
I heard from Jack that you were a librarian, I really like books so if you could think of any like Octavian Nothing then please tell me. I really like these books and I’m on the second one.
I want you to know that even though I am a teenager, I care very much for Jupiter and that I understand what it’s like to love somebody. I’m not just some kid who had a kid with someone I barely knew. Her name was Madeleine.
Hey David, we hope you like the book so far. R.F. and I do. Our question to you is Do you think Madeleine was mad when she figured out that she was pregnant?
If you were to write a soundtrack for your Orbiting Jupiter movie, which songs (3-4) would you chose and why did you chose them?
If I were the one to make a soundtrack for a movie of Orbiting Jupiter I would choose the songs His Theme by Toby Fox and The Way I Loved You by Selena Gomez
The first song I would want to chose is His Theme by Toby Fox. I would chose this song because this song is made to be played when someone tells a story like in the game Undertale the song starts whenever something emotional starts. I think this would be the perfect time for when Joseph starts to tell his story about Madeleine. I think this would be a good song from when he starts talking about his story up until the part when he finds out that Madeleine has passed away. When the song plays in the game it is when the main antagonist starts to be able to feel for all the things that have happened and he wants to be sorry but he only has a limited amount of time. This would be like when Joseph started talking because he is explaining his story and he only had a limited time with Madeleine before it was ruined. Click here to listen to the song.
The next song I would choose is The way I loved you by Selena Gomez
“Letting you go is
Making me feel so cold, yeah
And I've been trying to make
Believe it doesn't hurt
But that makes it worse, yeah
See, I'm a wreck inside
My tongue is tied and my
Whole body feels so weak
The future may be all I really need”
I think this part of the song is good because when Joseph was sad after Maddie died so he was feeling like life was over a while and he must have thought that he needs to look to the future and understand that things might get better or get worse in the future. I think the lyrics that say “But that makes it worse, yeah” when Joseph thinks about Madeleine it makes him feel bad about what happened. The reason I think it makes him feel bad is because as far as he knows it was his fault that Madeleine died, I say this because Maddie died from when she was giving birth. Also when it says “Letting you go is making me feel so cold” it’s like when Joseph feels really sad about losing Madeleine. Also if you listen to the song the beat is in a more sad tone so that is like how throughout the book the theme is sadness most of the time. If you want to hear this song click here.