Pulp Fiction: Understood or Misread?

Spoilers

Everyone knows what Pulp Fiction is, and the people who haven’t heard about, know this:
Pulp fiction dance
(License CC, Miramax Film company)
The movie is praised by many and Tarantino is one of the best American directors alive. All of his filmography is impeccable. From Reservoir Dogs, to Hateful Eight, Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds is his recent mainstream success. Even Death Proof considered his weakest film, is still great. But everyone agrees that Pulp Fiction is his Magnum Opus, why is that? Can a director’s second film be already his best?

I think so, and here’s why:

So, I’m talk about the story, the story is complicated one the casual viewers eye but with more than one viewing, it’s simple. Most importantly, the miracle that happens to Vincent and Jules, they get shot at from a close distance but they don’t even get hurt, Jules is certain that was a miracle from God but Vincent isn’t convinced, just “luck”.

Now, side note, people notice that when Vincent goes to the bathroom every time, something bad happens. Now they are half right, but it’s when Vincent washes his hands, When they kill Marvin, Jules washes his hands really thoroughly, while Vincent washes his hands really bad that he ruins the towels.

This is really crucial, because he did it bad but he washed his hands and gets saved by The Wolf. But when in the diner, he went to he bathroom again and he didn’t wash his hands, so The robbery occurs. On his date with Mia, he goes to the bathroom, doesn’t wash his hands and Mia overdoses with Heroin. Vincent even dies at the Bathroom in Butch’s place and for the same reason, he didn’t wash his hands. He’s the Only unfortunate one in the story since he doesn’t acknowledge that he must be dissolved from his sins by washing his hands. Because Jules goes to the bathroom after the part of the diner, and he’s alright as he has washed his sins, since in the diner he acknowledged the miracle and knows that if he stays for too long, he’ll end up dead, like Vincent ended up.

The diner is well set-up as the last part of the movie but the middle in chronologically, since is the part where Jules decides to leave the game, Vincent walks as a blind man even though he witnessed life changing experience, and Pumpkin and Honey Bunny score a lot of money, but are really changed.

Mia and Vincent’s story, this one in particular is the most popular one. It’s curious how a night can become a disaster so fast. Vincent goes on a date with Mia in Jack Rabbit Slims, as they go they have this romantic tension the whole night, even when they get home he even talks about the uncomfortable silence and Mia looks at him and says ” I don’t know what that is”. Now when he goes to the bathroom, all is good, when he finishes and says to himself what he’s going to do, he doesn’t wash his hands and Mia finds the heroin in his jacket. She overdoses and almost dies, another miracle that Vincent isn’t convinced that he should leave as Jules did.

Now last and definitely not least, Butch’s story. His story is with the theme of redemption, since he redeemed himself on everyone’s eyes. Since he killed his opponent and leaves the Boxing match, he just wanted to leave with Fabienne. But he wanted his family watch, and as he has the watch he actually gets in better terms with everyone, he kills Vince and saves Marsellus Wallace and leaves on good terms with him, even kills two hillbilly rapists. Butch’s is different, he never acknowledges the miracles that occur to him, but he doesn’t deny them as Vincent did.

 

In minute 4:35, You can clearly see that was a Miracle.

The original description of the script was:

“Three stories… about one story”.

And it can be interpreted in different ways with Religious, redemption, etc. Themes. The movie really did work because we’re still talking about and no one want’s a sequel, it will ruin the magic of this acclaimed masterpiece.

References:
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Dark Web: What is It?

Written by Juan Torres and Axel Santiago

The definition of the dark web, according to Oxford’s Dictionary: The part of the World Wide Web that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable.

Image result for dark web definition

(Picture by PaperGeek License CC)

The dark web is hundreds of times bigger than the World Wide Web. Only about 40 percent of the world’s population uses the Web for news, entertainment and communication. It is also have the commercial underworld, called the “darknet,”. It’s a place where drugs and weapons are openly traded, where terrorists link up, and where assassins bid on contract killings and also in recent years, the “darknet” has found itself in government problems, with the FBI and National Security Agency (NSA) looking  down drug merchants and pornographers.

The dark web takes a large part of the world wide web. Only about 40 percent of the world’s population uses the Web for news, entertainment and communication. It is also have the commercial underworld, called the “darknet,”. It’s a place where drugs and weapons are openly traded, where terrorists link up, and where assassins bid on contract killings and also in recent years, the “darknet” has found itself in government problems, with the FBI and National Security Agency (NSA) looking  down drug merchants and pornographers. Dark web sites look pretty much like any other site, but there are differences. One is the naming. instead of ending in .com or .co, dark web sites end in .onion.

¿How to access the dark web?

You can’t get to the Dark Web using your regular web browser (Google). You all need a special browser. The best and most popular is Tor. With Tor, you are able to reach not only the Dark Web, but the even smaller section known as the Tor Network. This area of the internet is built so you can be in anonymity also all transactions are done using bitcoins, a digital currency that allows users to buy things online without leaving the paper trail of a credit card.

Dangers of the dark web 

If you want to use the dark web (Do not recommend it), the most important thing would be to do it with a lot of caution. In the dark web chances of being scammed out of your money are  higher than the regular internet. One thing you should do is to cover your webcam with tape, as you might be secretly recorded. Also, never download any software or plugin from the deep web, it could be used to hack into your system. Also access your private documents while being in the dark web.

APPS:

In the iOS world exists apps that allow you search on a private server that keep your identity anonymous and you can also download things that the safe web don’t allow you. It’s also recommended when downloading the browsers, use VPN.

VPN browsersss

References:

These Creepy True Stories About The Deep Web Will Have You Slowly Backing Away From The Screen

What Is The Dark Web?

Your identity is for sale on the dark web for less than $1,200:

Exclusive: Cyber-criminals are selling victim’s selfies on the dark web

Experts of the dark web: @data_nerd @revodavid @peteskomoroch @jeffrey_heer @storywithdata

Websites and blogs that talk about the dark web:

Into the Dark Web

Essay: Censorship, Freedom And The Dark Web’s Future

The Internet, the Deep Web, and the Dark Web

Resumen de la clase 27/02/2018

INF 103-4, Resumen de la clase de 27 de Febrero de 2018.

Checking for CRAAP

Vimos el video que explica CRAAP, CRAAP es. Durante el video, el profesor le daba pausa al explicando con el video que es CRAAAP.

Currency (¿De cuando es el documento? ¿Hace diez años? O el año pasado? Es importante saberlo.)

Relevance (lo que estás buscando tienes que darte cuenta de donde viene)

Authority (busca bien la información del autor de la fuente)

Accuracy (si no sabes si la fuente es verdadera, busca bien las citas de la fuente)

Purpose (¿porque el autor hizo el documento? Tienes que saber bien el porqué el autor escribió el artículo, porque puede ser que no sea lo que estés buscando.)

Acaba que hablen con bibliotecarios para saber bien sobre el CRAAP.

El Jueves, el profesor, va a dar una rúbrica sobre el CRAAP, nosotros escogemos el proyecto.

Entramos a la Biblioteca.sagrado.edu y para registrarte, en el resumen antes de este te explica.

Buscamos augmented Reality en la página.

El profesor recomienda que si usted vaya buscar sobre un libro, que lo busque aquí.

Ponga en tipos de recursos, publicaciones académicas. Luego escoges el primero llamado “An Emerging Technology: Augmented Reality to Promote Learning

Te da un resumen que puedes leer y te ayuda en ver si es importante y útil para ti. Por la izquierda te da la opción de leer el texto completo. Cuando abres el profesor recomienda que leas unas partes para ver si es lo que estás buscando, si es pues léelo completo.

Puedes añadirlo a tu carpeta, pero para añadir una carpeta tienes que hacer otra cuenta. El profesor no lo recomienda ya que tienes una cuenta para refworks y puedes guardar los links en formas diferentes incluso con el mismo refworks, pero no funciona muy bien en refworks porque esto es más protegido.

Por la derecha hay una herramienta que dice citar, te puede ayudar en dando las citaciones de diferentes formatos.

Fuimos a la página de la clase inf103.com, entramos a la asignación #4. El proyecto está explicado en la asignación #4. Se escogió las parejas en la clase.

(Licencia CC Introduction to Augmented Reality)

Asignación #3: Viaje

Mi viaje virtual es de España hacia Paris, France. En automóvil son 1,271 km y dura 12 horas y 1 minuto. Escogí España y Francia porque son países que vienen de mis ante pasados y estoy interesado si hay algo que tenga uno de mis apellidos.

spain 2018

(Licencia CC por Kids world travel guide)

Barcelona - Park Guell, Spain

(Licencia CC por TomasSereda/Getty Images)

paris france

(Licencia CC por Thorsten technoman)

Periódicos de España:

El país

La Vanguardia

Periódicos de París:

Le Parisien

Libération

La Web: Mi percepción

1. ¿Cómo es tu vida con la Web? – Mi vida en la web es prácticamente igual de cualquier “millennial” hoy en día. Lo más que utilizo es el iPhone, pero cuando tengo internet me luzco con cualquier computadora porque es mejor. De todas las redes, Twitter es el más que uso. Lo para todo pero especialmente de forma para comunicarme con amistades.

(Friends Creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman)

Lo que me gusta es las amistades que uno crea através de la internet, creas amistades que uno nunca creía en el futuro que iba a tener. Otra cosa es lo interesante que puedes encontrar, con solamente 1 palabra en Google, ya tienes sobre 2 millones de Websites que han solamente mencionado la palabra. Ahora con todo lo bueno, siempre hay algo malo, la internet tiene muchos problemas pero lo más que me molesta es sobre los casos del Dark Web. Son incómodos las historias sobre ese sitio, también cosas como Cyber bullying y especialmente el data mining y todo eso. Siempre con cosas buenas, encuentran una manera de dañarlas.

2. ¿Cómo sería tu vida sin la Web? – La vida mía sin la web sería extremadamente distinto, pero no sería difícil en adaptarme. Lo malo es que ya la internet se convirtió de un lujo, a un requerimiento. Antes no era requerimiento gracias al cable, pero ya el cable se a puesto obsoleto ya que la internet está en todos los lados (se ve que el gobierno no sabe de eso porque siguen con lo de Net neutrality). Mi vida pienso que sería difícil pero no tan difícil como todo el mundo piensa que pasaría.

(un video Jocoso hablando del Net Neutrality)

Experimenting with Different Media

In this next post I’m going to explain how to manage with different media like: photos, tweets and podcast that doesn’t belong to us.

(Don’t be a Square – Pulp Fiction, By Director: Quentin Tarantino, Director of Photography: Andrzej Sekuła, Licencia CC).