Comment on Eminent Introduction: Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama by talonsjaime

Hey Diane!

First off, thank you. But how do you know I wasn’t traumatized?
Maybe my whole life I have been hiding because I’m afraid to let people get close to me because I’m afraid to be hurt- yeah nope. :D
It did take a while for me to understand what he said, honestly. I was confused for a long time, and it wasn’t until a few years later that I fully understood what had happened.
I’m glad to hear that you didn’t refer to Wikipedia. If you had, I would have had to call you the devil child. :P
I hope that too. In some ways, I disagree that this generation is full of people that need evidence. In many ways, this generation is one that leaps to conclusions without evidence.
That is a beautiful quote. I love the kinda sorta rhyming action!
You don’t mind if I steal that, do you…? I will make sure to credit you! e.g. -anonymous/diane kim. :D
Thanks for reading!

Comment on Eminent Commences by Owen

This queen (or king) seems like an interesting figure- I have never heard of her before. Is there an explanation for this fact? Tell us more about what she did.
It would be more interesting as well to see how you have related this person to your own goals. Does she remind you of yourself, or do you aspire to be like her? If not, then what about Queen Christina do you want to study?
Also, can you think of any other individuals who were placed in a similar situation as Queen Christina?
Great prompt for Eminent. Glad you found such an interesting person to study.

Owen

Comment on Eminent Person 2013- Introduction by Benjamin

Hi Eric,

I really enjoyed the way that you formatted your post! There’s a good balance of the photo, white space, and text. In your final paragraph, you say “Two things I dream to accomplish”. Are there two things that Ali has done that you want to accomplish yourself? What made you choose him?

Keep up the good work!

-Benjamin

Comment on Eminent Person: Samuel L Jackson by Benjamin

Hey James,

Love the way that you explain who Jackson was, and other noteworthy things that he’s done in his life (like being a part of the civil rights movement). However, your post would be better if you added some pictures, and expanded on the reasons why you chose him. For instance, you stated that he has admirable ethics. Is this something that you are trying to achieve? Do you hold yourself to similar morals?

Other than that, this is a great intro.

-Benjamin

Comment on Eminent Person – Jimmy Wong by talonslyleh

Hi Elle,
It is possible that you have Jimmy confused with someone else. He’s experienced only a moderate amount of fame online, and with so many internet artists out there, it can be easy to mistake one name for another artist.

I wanted to research deeper, but on his Wikipedia article his early life is only lightly covered at the college level, and he is pretty tight-lipped on his pre-YouTube days on videos.

I think part of the reason why I chose Jimmy over his brother or Bangalter, is because both have reached a very high level of fame. Freddy Wong has several million subscribers online, and is now directing movies and TV Shows. Bangalter is known the world over, and makes Gold and Platinum sales on most of their albums and singles. I think I chose Jimmy because when you watch a video featuring him, he seems like someone you can genuinely relate to, since he has not reached such a high level of fame, he takes time to personalize videos and respond to most, making him more eminent, to me, even if, in regards to recognition, he is less eminent.

—Lyle

Comment on Eminent Person 2013- Introduction by Irina

Hi Eric,
You did a really great job with this post. I didn’t know much about Mohammad Ali at all, but now I certainly do know more after reading this. So good job with covering the points of his life which shaped him into the great influential person he was. I just have a small question for you, how did you come about to decide to do him for your eminent project this year?

-Irina

Comment on Eminent Person – Jimmy Wong by Elle

Hey Lyle, the name rung a bell in my head, but unfortunately when I googled him he wasn’t familiar. Maybe I was mixing up his name with someone else? Either way I think he’s a good choice for an eminent person from reading your blog post, but perhaps you could research a little deeper. Find out what he was like as a child and if something from his childhood contributed to his career choice or other choices he’s made. Perhaps something he heard about when he was younger caused him to respond to the racist girl the way he did?

Mr. Jackson’s already asked what you think makes him eminent so rather than re-asking, I’ll ask you why you chose to research Jimmy rather than the others you mentioned? Do you feel a stronger connection to Jimmy, feel like he impacted society more or is it because you just genuinely find him the most interesting?

-Elle

Comment on Eminent Person by Sam

Hello Emma! Reading through your post, I was struck by how honest your choice of Eminent was. I understand what you mean by pre-conceived notions, they seem to exist everywhere in our society. I applaud your choice of eminent though, she’s a very lovely dancer, and I’m excited to see what you’ll do with her! Especially with your different POV for the speech. Gosh, I’m actually not sure what questions to ask! You’ve seemed to hit the nail on the head with all the basics! ouo
One tip for later though, if you do double spacing and split the images up between the post it’s a lot less of a wall of text. ヽ(*・ω・)ノ♪ (My blog is kinda an example at that, I make sure my posts always look pretty, possibly to compensate haha.)
Best of luck!
– Sam