Writing Is the Most Authentic Form of Art and Here Is Why

Writing Is the Most Authentic Form of Art and Here Is Why

How writing has helped me get through some of the darkest places I have ever been in and how it could possibly help you!

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Writing is a form of art that is too often under appreciated in our current society. Currently, I am a Film & Television major at the University of Arizona. Because of this major, I am often told my major falls under the category of Fine Arts across a majority of college campuses. While I have a deep love for the arts including film, theatre, music and illustrative art as a whole, I think that my other major, English, should also be considered a form of art.

I have loved writing since a very young age and felt that I was somehow brought onto this earth to write and share my thoughts and feelings with as many people as I can. I combined my love for writing and filmmaking and decided that I wanted to be a screenwriter for television shows in order to relay my characters back into the world to share apart of myself. I feel that writing in general is overlooked and seen as something merely unnecessary to the development of society. If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say that writing is just a hobby and not a way of life, I'd certainly have enough money to pay my tuition.

Writing not only is an important part of my life, but somedays writing is what gets me through the early mornings and the late sleepless nights. When I write, my imagination turns and I feel the gears shifting in my head and I can see my brain relaying its' thoughts to my fingertips. The writing process has always been something I've been astonished by. I have always thought that the mere thought of taking a thought and being able to express that on paper or a computer is truly amazing. Human beings are so astonishing and the smartest creatures in the world and I think the most brilliant process that we've created as a cohesive unit is the beauty of writing.

With that said, I don't write merely for academic purposes. I write for my friends. I write for my mom. I write for my dad. I write for my grandma and grandpa. I write for my three dogs, Lady, Bailey & Rocky. I write for the boy that sits across from me in my Chemistry class. Most importantly, I write for me. Whenever I feel my feelings begin to overtake my mental process, I take out my laptop or a good old fashioned paper and pencil and write what I feel. If I'm anything from battling my mental health struggles, to crushing on a new boy, to missing the people in my life that have passed on, I just have to write it down. Seeing it in front of me makes me feel better knowing I got it out of my system and sharing it with people makes me feel like I can help others so that they can feel less alone.

Writing is a form of art that needs to be more thoroughly recognized in the art world. I see the creativeness within myself and my classmates and peers and to think that sometimes society pushes us aside for bigger and better things is NOT FAIR. Of course we need doctors, lawyers and scientists but without the words written on the textbooks they studied from, they wouldn't be those successful professions. Without writing, without words, without vocabulary, we have no way to communicate with each other or express our feelings. Writing is the backbone of human interaction and deserves to be appreciated by the basic human being!

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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