Ciara W


Hello, I am Ciara a 17 years old aspiring writer, poet and musician. I'm also an activist and very interested in helping our beautiful mother earth and those and around me, people or animals alike.


  • If i had the power to change one thing in this world, and only one thing. I would say racisim. I orginaly joined this course becouse i am beyond passtionte about climate change but i recently made friends with 2 hispanic boys. I found out they where scared to come and meet me becouse i was white. They has been treated badly by people from mt ethnicity in the...

  • Hola! Me Llama es Ciara. Que es used llama? Hablo ingles, y un poco de espanial.

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    wonderful! Thank you for this amazing course!

  • No, I don't think its ruined anything for me. I still find the song fasinating

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    The lyrics were so powerful in The post-war dream the line "And it can't be much fun for them
    Beneath the rising sun
    With all their kids committing suicide"
    Was the one that gave me gooesbumps

  • I think even without the drums at the end I still would have gotten chill if I was in a quiet room. The lyrics were so powerful. and I definitely got chills.
    the invisible sun by the police and working class hero by John Lennon also always give me chills when I listen to them. I like pink Floy but surprisingly have never heard this one before. so glad I got...

  • I think this video is actually kinda amusing, perhaps it's just me who sees this but I think it represents how shallow some of the music is nowadays, you just need a base drop for it to be considered "Great" Music.

    My favourite part of Bohemian Rhapsody is right before the rock and roll section when you hear Roger Taylor's insane falsetto. I also always...

  • I felt exactly the same

  • I didn't find it funny, I couldn't even crack a smile. Perhaps that's because I have such an emotional investment in the actual song and the Queen band itself that this seemed almost disrespectful to how meaningful the song actually is. I have listened to his song "Eat it" and "Fat" which were both parodies of two of Micheal Jackson songs, those made me crack...

  • I think I'm starting to understand, I think I need to spend a little time with my notes. IT's extremely interesting how differently we all listen to music.

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    "Mama just killed a man," Makes me feel a sense of calm sadness. But the line "so you think you can stone me and spit in my eye." Makes me feel a lot more powerful and ready to get up and dance

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    I'm feeling thankful that I am lucky enough to be able to hear music and be able to learn about why it makes me feel such strong emotions. :)

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    Unfortunately, I cannot find my comment, but I can say with certainty that if I knew what I know now, I would have changed my comment.

  • Sometimes I can listen to music in another language and not know what the lyrics are even saying, but because of the music that accompanies it, I feel myself start to tear up.

  • Yes, there's this song my mu used to listen too, I can't remember the name of the song. But it's supposed to be a spiritual relaxing song, my mum used to play it a lot a couple of years ago and it was around the time we were both under a lot of stress as we were moving and I was helping out at her restaurant. Whenever this song seemed to be playing we would...

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    I did have a reaction, I felt oddly happy and sad at the same time, but I also felt connected t the people there, even though I wasn't there, I couldn't help but sing along.

  • To be very honest, I knew almost nothing about it which was one of the reasons I choose to do this course.

  • @SVWaters Wow, this comment was so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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    I'm sixteen years old, but I love old music, anything from Pual Anka, Elvis Presley and the Beatles to Queen ( My time favourite band ) MJ, The police, raspberries, Boston, Elton Johna and many, many more. Music is a huge part of my life and i find it hard to relate to my peers about it as they all into K-Pop and Ariana Grande. I can't exactly remember the...

  • My advice, its take notes!

  • Hello! My names Ciara and I'm 16 years old, and I love music. I really love the band queen which makes me super excited about this course and i can't wait to learn all about what effects music has on our brains.

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    The opening scene of Bohemian Rhapsody, there's just something about how the song "somebody to love," Ties it together.

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    I also felt after watching it like the last call was the first call. It was that emotional

  • Wow, I love Billy Elliot it's one of my all-time favourite films, I've always admired the cinematography of it!

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    Wow, that was Very powerful

  • I'm not really sure I get it, why would he confront the man?
    He doesn't owe the woman anything and what has the lipstick got to do with it all?

  • the theme of the movie is how important other people are in your lives, how much impact music can have, and how little time we all really have.

  • @AmiraMousa Thank you!

  • I am just wondering if anyone knows of any free video editing software with no watermark to get me started?

  • It was absolutely visually beautiful, I love in-camera effects and I love the old time look.
    when the father jumped off I did start to cry and I love the ending as it leaves the rest to your imagination. Insanely well done for such a small budget.

  • I think perhaps without limitations you wouldn't know where to start.

  • My favourite short film was made by Ella fields, who was only 14 at the time, she has inspired me through her work that you don't have to be a specific age to start doing something you love.

    The film is called BUBBLE GUM.

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    I chose Bohemian Rhapsody and their executive producer Dexter Fletcher, I found out he is also producers of the upcoming movie, Rocketman, which is about Elton John!

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    Hello! My name is Ciara.
    I'm 15 and have always been a film lover!
    Recently I watched Bohemian Rhapsody and I just fell in love with how it was filmed, and the editing was just beautiful.
    I've always been interested in film making but after watching that movie, I really wanted to learn more about it and possible pressure it as a career as a director,...

  • trapped, that's the world that comes to mind.

  • Hello, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what is contributing to sea level rise? Thank you!

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    This poem was fairly easy to read and very enjoyable, the writing was wonderful and I could picture everything clearly in my head.

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    I am Still new it all this and have so much more to learn, but after this course, I have become so aware of my carbon footprint and I am trying my hardest to cutting down my carbon emission, I am vegetarian and never leave a light on for a second longer than I need to, I limit the time my family and I use the air conditioning and save our water as much as...

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    they are both played with four beats in a bar

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    I think in our community the best way is to start a recycling company as there is not one that I know of.
    and beach cleanups, there is always so much garbage that washes up on our beaches after a storm.

  • 1 ) plastic and waste.
    2 ) acidification
    3 ) Coral bleaching

  • I am a very slow reader and a read word for word, so, I had to read it a second time to understand it, but I rather like the way it was written and found the word choice very beautiful.

  • @HelenH thank you very much!

  • could someone please explain afforestation to me in simpler terms? I'm having trouble understanding.

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    its quite sad hearing about the GMO crops, its something my whole family has always been against, but we've destroyed our planet so much it seems like one of the only few options.

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    There is nothing like having a poem that rhymes being read to you, this poem was made to be read aloud.

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    I think it can depend on the poet or the message they want to convey, sometimes a poem doesn't even need to rhyme or have particularly pretty words in it to sound beautiful or to give you that goosebump feeling poems do.

    But then again, a spoken poem that is being said with such passion and the words flow and fit together so perfectly is also just...

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    "A poem is a piece of writing in which the words are chosen for their beauty and sound and are carefully arranged, often in short lines which rhyme."

  • I think Poetry is capable of anything, a poem can be anything you want it to be.

  • The Jabberwocky ~ Lewis Carroll

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    I think Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, the first part, could make an a
    beautiful poem.

  • wow, I have never heard of a community fridge before, that is such a good idea!

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    Solar. it's possible to get batteries to store your power in. and it's definitely the least harmful to our environment and all the living beings around us. Remember, despite it being expensive to install, it saves you money in the long run.

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    Yes, as an animal lover, hearing about the wind turbines does make me sad, We should just learn to conserve our power better. I think solar really is the answer. We house sat a house that had two small solar panels on the roof, and we didn't power at night, but its something you get used to, and you learn to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier too. I hope...

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    Well, in my opinion almost everything has a downside or upside, but I asked myself the question, would I want to live near these? the answer was of course no. I think that the safest and best way to produce power would be through solar panels. some people think wind turbines but these are often placed on the paths of birds migrations, which can be extremely...

  • to be honest, I haven't been here long enough to know much about what the community is doing to help with climate change, I do know, however, that at our local Farmers market we have gotten rid of 90% of plastic bare use the containers, unfortunately we don't have a recycle company here though, it would be nice to see something like that, any tips for a...

  • Global warming, because of deforestation and the large amount of greenhouse gasses we are releasing into our atmosphere. This causing the earth to warm at an alarming rate, which is, in turn, is melting our ice exposing more sea, (which has a low albedo unlike our ice) and that is causing our earth to warm even more.

  • I have been discriminated on indirectly because of my sexuality.
    It's an awful thing and nobody deserves it.

  • Hello, I am Ciara, I am fifteen years old.
    I was raised in South Africa but moved to Costa Rica a few years ago.

  • It wouldn't let me publish it, so I will copy and paste into comments.

    Its boiling hot and sunny weather at the moment. but the climate is humid and wet, it does happen to be dry season here in Costa Rica, but you can still feel the dampness in the air. The Climate is Tropical.

  • this was very helpful, I never quite understood the difference, it's quite interesting to now know my climate.

  • Hello!
    I am so excited to be joining you all on this course!

  • Hello, my name is Ciara and I'm fifteen years old.
    I guess to me climate change is something i am very aware of but don't know much about.
    in three words I would say;
    Our earth's drowning.

  • Hello everyone, my name is Ciara. I am fifteen years old and the ocean has always intrigued me from a young age. I am really excited to begin working on this course!

  • @StephenEvans Thank you!

  • There isn't a use of physical appearances, except that the woman is beautiful.
    I don't actually think appearances were important in this story as it was more plot driven than character driven. so just knowing she was beautiful was enough

  • I must say, I do really take note of a character description, its always something I try to go into great detail about. I feel like the small thing they do, like cowering away when someone lifts there hands. can show so much more about a character than other things.
    Also, if a character is interested in music and what type. I always learn a lot about a...

  • I'm not quite sure what you mean by unconscious aspect here.

  • I also have noticed that the harder characters for me to work on, happen to be females. Which is odd as I am female myself.

  • Usually, for me, a charter appears when my fingers meet the keyboard, or my pencil hits the paper.
    I might have a very small idea for my characters, such as a name, or even just an eye colour, perhaps a small personality trait, such as the can't stand chocolate.
    Then, its as if someone comes forward claiming that said thing and seems to just take over my...

  • "Just having a smoke," Henry says holding up the cigarette in his left hand.

    "Right," Mellisa says, even though they both know the real reason, Henry was outside, although both of them never mention it. "They ready for you now,"

    Henry stomps out the cigarette and then turns to Mellisa.

    "How do I look?" He says giving her a charming smile. ...

  • Parts 1
    "You got the stuff?" he asks Henry, tapping his foot nervously as his eyes dance around the room. Henry chuckles to himself, knowing this must be the kids first time buying. Henry pulls out a small bag filled with a white powder. His eyes gleam with greed when he sees the wad of cash in the kid's hand. They make a quick exchange. The kid then...

  • @ChrisBardell oh my mistake, I will try again. Thank you.

  • @ChrisBardell I only wrote 250 words. and it's still not working, but thank you for ur help!

  • Unfortunately, it won't let me paste my story here.

  • I wrote about a man called Henry, who ran an anti-drug campaign but sold drugs to kids on the side

  • The priest at a Catholic church, secretly doesn't believe in god anymore.
    The class clown, who hasn't laughed in months.
    The outgoing pageant queen, who hates her looks.

  • A swimming teacher that had a daughter that drowned?
    Not that this is breaking any stereotypes. but I think it would make an interesting story.

  • This was very interesting. I loved this as I am very character driven and I love creating in-depth characters, with flaws and unique characteristics.

    I recently read a book called IT By Stephen King.
    As I read about one of his characters Ben Hanscom, I felt like I was reading about myself, the way this character thought and processed information, was...

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    Well, I've talked about Trevor before.
    so I'm going to go off of that.
    I already have a plot for him for a story.
    He suffers from anxiety, he bits his nails and is constantly fidgeting.
    He is beautiful and he knows it, so he is kind of a playboy until he meets Joseph. That will be where the conflict comes in and the story gets interesting.

  • Hola!
    Me llama Ciara.
    Soy de sudafricana.
    Soy escocés, irlandesa, escandinavia y sudafrciana.
    Hablo ingles y estudio español

  • The other day I started writing, halfway through I realised I was writing about myself. It is true we often don't realize we are writing about ourselves until someone points it out, or until we somehow figure it out.