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Hello everyone! The people I speak to call me Hope, as that is what I’ve been trying to bring to people for the past few years. I achieved this title as I spent most of my teenage years venturing out into the open space of the internet which led me into some unsavory parts of it. After seeing many things on there, I joined up with a collective of other people who had a similar goal as myself, which was to help the people of the interwebs be free of their dire situations. I was then given that name after one of the people we communicated with on there said to me that I was her last hope. After that many of my names have some sort of variation of the word Hope in it.

My profile picture I feel is a representation of that as it is the alchemical transmutation circle for a human transmutation. One of the rules of alchemy is the Law of Equivalent Exchange. This law states that something can not come from nothing and that everything must come from something. To put it simpler, if you want something you must be prepared to give something of equal value be it time, effort, money or… other things. The other part of it is that we have been trying for many hundreds of years to make artificial humans, we have everything needed to down to every molecule, however we still are unable to reproduce the “spark” needed to jump start life. This is related because it shows that the life we have now is something special and should not be taken for granted and that we should try our best to protect and save the lives of those who can not. On the other hand if you compare human life to the grand scale of the universe, we are nothing in the grand scheme of things. So take that with a grain of salt.

Some of my interests are playing video games, mainly RPGs (role playing games) as it takes you away from some of the abhorrent things I’ve seen that humans are capable of doing to each other. In the “real” world I’m a person who visits many sites and tries to track down the locations and activities of people who commit heinous acts and in doing so I have to witness these acts. In the game however, I could be anyone I choose. I could be a valiant knight whose goal is to save the kingdom from some necromancer, or I could be a powerful mage who is trying to spread the word of God with my horde of undead. Even still I could be a cunning rouge who only seeks to gain fame and glory through sabotage and subterfuge. The problems are very one dimensional and have no repercussions. They have a precise way of solving them and they can and will be solved very easily once you know how. The good always wins. In real life however, that is rarely true.

I also would love to work on keeping my fellow peers safe in their online interactions as most people now a days have no idea how much information is easily obtained from their daily posts to their social media. This allows anyone to easily access their private information including but not limited to their live location.

I hope to achieve a higher education with this schooling in order to do what I do professionally and without having to do in in the shadows as how its being done now, it can be misconstrued as since “you viewed the materials as well so you’re equally as guilty.”

“The ones who seem the most happy, are usually the ones with the most pain.”

My Courses

ENG3407 Gothic Lit, Sp2019

ENG3407 Gothic Lit, Sp2019

The purpose of this course is to gain a better understanding of the popular genre of the Gothic as it was developed and practiced in the late-eighteenth century and through to today in a variety of cultural contexts. An important foundation to this class is the idea that the Gothic is more than simply mysterious or strange; it is a transgressive and provocative sort of strange. The course will focus on key concepts such as horror, haunting, madness, monsters, and the undead, concepts that serve as entry points to theories such as the uncanny, queerness, and the sublime. Students will critically read, analyze, and write about the ways that the Gothic questions what it means to be normal or accepted. The class will learn about and practice using tools for reading, interpreting, and critically responding to fiction, film, poetry, and other cultural manifestations of the Gothic. In addition, students will participate in conversations about contemporary American identities and also engage in experiential learning through field trips to Gothic architectural spaces. Avatar photo by James Cherry, used with permission of the artist

ENG1101 Locating Writing

ENG1101 Locating Writing

A course in effective essay writing and basic research techniques including use of the library. Demanding readings assigned for classroom discussion and as a basis for essay writing. Prerequisite: CUNY proficiency in reading and writing. Course Avatar: “Yes! Mural @ DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC” by Axel Taferner

Mat 1275/Algebra and Trigonometry

Mat 1275/Algebra and Trigonometry

An intermediate and advanced algebra course. Topics include quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic functions; topics from trigonometry, including identities, equations and solutions of triangles.

My Projects

Gothic Spaces Presentations: NYC And Beyond

Gothic Spaces Presentations: NYC And Beyond

Welcome to the Gothic Spaces Guide. Covering New York City and beyond, we have found all of the hidden gems for your creepy pleasure. Here you can meet Count Dracula, Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein’s creature, and all of the characters that arise in your nightmares. This site will map out some “Gothic” areas around town, around the world, and even in the spaces of video games, film and TV. Bring a friend or lover, O ye faint of heart! Enter at your own risk!

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