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.
If you were casting a movie for Orbiting Jupiter what actors would you cast as the lead characters
The actors I think should be in an orbiting jupiter movie are Adam Sandler, Mark Ruffalo, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Asa Butterfield and Jared Gilmore .
The reason I think Adam Sandler should be in the movie is because it would be easy for him to role play as Joseph’s father because he has role played as people who are seen as jerks before. Another reason that Adam sandler would be good as the role of Joseph’s father is because he is a good actor that has enough experience. In the movie 8 Crazy Nights Adam sandler played the role of a person that nobody liked because he was a criminal
Mark Ruffalo would be a good character for the father because he has been a farmer before and he could be a good father figure. Another reason he should be the father is because in the movies he plays he is the mature person. In the movie Infinitely Polar Bear he plays the role of a father but he had bipolar disease.
Wendi McLendon-Covey Should be the mother because in the TV show The Goldbergs she played the overprotective mother who tried too hard to be nice but turned out to be a great mother character.
The reason I think Asa Butterfield is because he was in Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children he started out being a really sad character and throughout the movie he started to became easier to be friends with others just like Joseph.
The reason I chose Jared Gilmore is because in Once upon a time he plays a character named Henry Mills and his character is a character willing to stand up to authority whenever he needs to just like Jack did to Mr. Canton. Jared would be good because he was able to stand up to his foster mom who was also the mayer to protect his birth mom.
Those are the people I would want to be in the movie and why they should be in the movie.
As an audience member to Orbiting Jupiter, how do you think Joseph's character has changed from chapter 1 to chapter 2?
Joseph's character has changed by him acting differently around the people he knows like Mr. D'unley and Jack. You can tell he has warmed up to these people because he acts different around them by actually talking to them instead of just sitting there quietly. I also think Joseph has been acting differently by doing more than just sitting there because he is actually trying to do things like make new friends or do better math or even climb ropes in phys.ed. The reason I think Joseph has changed is because people are treating him better then they were before. People are treating Joseph differently by not treating as if he is the kid who tried to murder but instead the kid who is trying harder.
How do you think Joseph will act if he sees his kid again?
For this assignment we had to make an info graphic to try to teach what can go wrong when you post things online and how many are affected by it.
1) I learned that infographics are very visually heavy and can take a lot of work to do one successfully. I also learned that a lot of people do bad things online sometimes unintentionally.
2) My target audience is a younger age group. I say this because I used a lot of brighter colours and I used a picture of the "burglar".
3) I used the picture of the burglar so I could get more attention on a younger age. I chose the "Just because you can doesn't mean you should" photo because I wanted to say that you shouldn't do something just because you can.
4) I personally would not read my infographic because I don't go around reading things that I'm not looking for. I do think I did a good job on my infographic because I worked on it a lot changed it ton and I did a lot of research on the infographic.
The label that I think the vice principal gave Joseph is that he was a psychopath because he tried to murder his teacher in his other school. I also think that people think he is a psychopath because he gets mad easily and won't let anyone behind him because he doesn't trust anyone. I think the father thinks that Joseph is crazy because he feels most comfortable with a cow and not a human being like most people. The kids on the bus probably felt like Joseph was dumb because he walked off the bus when it was cold. The teachers were probably scared of him because he tried to kill his teacher and went to juvenile detention. The bus driver probably thinks he is being dumb by having a kid at the age of (around) 13.
It's a lot harder then I thought it would be. I like my teacher because he isn't mean and doesn't make you do everything in one period he gives us time. Sometimes I wish there was a bit less work because it is very hard to keep up with all the new stuff I have to learn.. I thought that science would be the hardest for me but so far it's been pretty easy to do! I'm happy I get to sit next to my friends and not somebody that I don't know very well. I kind of wish I could sit where I was at the beginning but that's fine, Math is usually the subject I like the most but it's a lot harder than I thought it would be because I've done grade 8 math before. One of the things I don't like is that we are not allowed to use our desks and we have to use buckets and I barely have room to put everything inside of them.