Shark Week Essay

1635 words - 7 pages

The room is average, not amazing, not horrifying, just average. The medium sized windows let in a good amount of light, especially considering it's almost sunset. Minimal decorations and furniture are placed traditionally. The room displays nothing unique or original, nor does it even hint at its owner's questionable activities. It differs in one way from a typical teenage boys room. Not one item is out of place. Everything is crisp and clean as if it was taken straight out of a catalogue moments earlier. 

The only other abnormality is the you, sitting cross-legged on the otherwise immaculate bed. A laptop is placed right in from of you for optimum viewing pleasure. A tiny timer appears on the screen as it loads your email. Within seconds, the page is fully loaded and displaying three new emails. The first two are boring at best, but the last one catches your eye. It's from a fellow member of the Blue Squares and close friend of yours. You open it, revealing a short message and link to another website. 

Hey, guess what? It's the most wonderful time of the year...

A confused expression makes its way onto your face for a brief moment. Did your friend forget that it was August and nowhere near Christmas? Ah well, you always knew she'd lose her mind eventually. 

SHARK WEEK!

Shark week? Somewhere in the back of your mind you can remember her mentioning it. You take another look at the screen and see a link.

http://dsc.discovery.com/

You click the link in your email that takes you straight to Discovery.com. A large part of the homepage is covered by a banner reading, Happy Shark Week: Premiers August 1st. Another click takes you to the shark-themed section of the site designed to honor some of the ocean's greatest predators. One more click and you're looking at ten clips described as The Shark Attack Survival Guide. The first clip begins playing, Surviving a Shark in a Cage, and you see the host attempt to defend himself while trapped in a diving cage with a shark. After the first clip finishes, you make your way through eight more. The tenth and final clip starts right when the owner of the room strolls in.

The owner, Aoba Kuronuma, scans the room, checking for anything out of place. His eyes finally land on you and his laptop. He can hear what sounds like...splashing? A large smile suddenly appears on his face when he walks over to you. The smile is as fake as his  upbeat personality. Both are only a cover used to hide the calculating leader within.

"What are you watching?" Aoba asks cheerfully, peering over your shoulder at his laptop. From the look of his damp hair and the smell of shampoo, he just got out of the shower. He plops down next to you on the bed and you turn your head up slightly in acknowledgment. Clearly unsatisfied with your response, he wraps one arm around your waist in a gesture most people would consider friendly or perhaps sweet. 

It's not.

It is his way of saying, "She's mine." Instead of...

Find Another Essay On Shark Week

We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction

4284 words - 17 pages We Must Save the Great White Shark from Extinction The Great White Shark, immortalized by the Hollywood film Jaws, is at the midst of an international controversy. The shark, despite its notoriety, is in danger of extinction. A conflict over the fate of these sharks has existed for decades, but with recent attacks the debate has come to the forefront. The environmental conflict over the Great White Shark has yet to reach a conclusion, as

Sharks: Predators with a Purpose Essay

1401 words - 6 pages to live. Sharks are beautiful animals...once society gets to know them. As a young boy, I had a fascination and passion for the ocean and the creatures that lurked underneath. I enjoyed watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, and I liked when the show’s host would say something like - “I’m going to leap now into shark-infested waters. Hope I make it out alive!” I thought one day too, I will say this. Now that I’m older, I still have a strong

How do Sharks Hunt?

1740 words - 7 pages smelling potential prey. These advantages and adaptations give the Hammer-head increased ability to sense out and find the location of his next meal. Hammer-heads also uses their wide heads to attack Sting rays, thus pinning the winged fish down against the ocean floor.” (National Geographic, 2014) “The majority of humans these days suffer from “Galeophobia” which is the fear of sharks.”(Shark Week, 2014) However sharks are sometimes misunderstood

The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer

2180 words - 9 pages The Sharks Potential in the Cure for Human Cancer Thumbing through the pages of Business Week, the headline read Maybe Jaws Can Put the Bite on Cancer. Interested, I continued to read the short article. According to the reporter, Otis Port, researchers at California State University in Fresno say that they have isolated four substances in shark cartilage that appear to inhibit cancer (93). Curious, I continued to read the rest of the

Jaws: A Bite Out of Reality

1915 words - 8 pages are an indicator about the state of well being of the ocean. If sharks are spotted in a particular area of the ocean we then know that this area of the ocean is healthy. Whereas areas where there are no sharks, the water usually unsuitable for most aquatic creatures. My passion for sharks stemmed from when I was offered a position in the Bahamas on a scuba diving charter boat. The week long charters revolved around one thing, the shark feed

Sharks

1450 words - 6 pages teeth are replaced as much as once a week. Some sharks have teeth used to crush and grind. These are some what like what humans have. They also have sharp teeth. These can be compared to incisors that humans have. These types of teeth are very important to sharks because they are carnivores and depend on their teeth in order to eat their prey. A sharks body in covered by scales which cover their bodies. These scales make the skin of a shark

Old Man and the Sea

1228 words - 5 pages the noise of skin and flesh ripping on the big fish when he rammed the harpoon down onto the shark's head" (Hemingway 102). He easily killed the first shark and watched him sink down under the water. Santiago noticed that the shark had taken forty pounds of flesh from the marlin and ripped off most of its side. Santiago was disappointed and no longer wanted to look at the fish; "when the fish had been hit it was as though he himself were hit

Running Record

915 words - 4 pages Introduction Administering this running record the 3rd week at the school, Jack was already familiar with me. He felt very comfortable with going into the hall with me. While sitting down we talked about what he did over the weekend because it was a 3-day weekend. He talked about how he went to Chucky Cheese for his friend birthday. I shared that I went home for the weekend to be with my family and also celebrated my Grandma’s birthday

Study notes on current affairs for the topic "Telling the truth"

2804 words - 11 pages in body type, as they are now so proud of their bodies that they are able to model for the camera."Trained to kill"1.What is the purpose of the story?This story raises awareness of the danger that swimmers and surfers are in after the fatal shark attack of the twenty nine-year-old surfers Brad Smith. It is believed by some that the two sharks responsible for the attack may have been in 'training'. In which the older of the sharks was teaching

Energy drinks

1605 words - 6 pages you consume?Red Bull 64%Gatorade 35%Speed 9%Shark 6%Q3-how often do you consume energy drink?1-2 times a week 32%3-5 times a week 26%Once a month 44%Q4-Which medium of advertising made you aware of energy drinks?Billboards 19%TV 45%Magazines 15%Radio 5%Pubs and Restaurants 29%Q5-Based on what criteria did you buy the product?Price 4

why we crave horror movies

1695 words - 7 pages control over our nightmares, I find to be true. When I was younger, the great white shark that starred in Jaws haunted my dreams. For years, I kept the shark from Jaws locked behind closed doors and stayed away from swimming in the ocean's waters. Over the summer feeling my childhood nightmare had control over me, I revisited the movie Jaws. Though it was intimidating seeing the shark that had haunted me for so long it was necessary. After

Similar Essays

An Inside Look At Shark Finning

1701 words - 7 pages trade and the black markets that take place. Shark fins are easy to transport and are easily hidden. Sharks constantly get a bad rap. From the thriller Jaws, to Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, sharks are viewed as large, dangerous, man-eating animals that have no regard for what they munch on; if you’re in their line of sight, you could be eaten alive. However, that’s not the case. Sharks are afraid of us. We’re the reason their species is

Mystery Of The Deep Blue Essay

1340 words - 6 pages article titled “Forget Shark Week: They aren’t the only fish in the sea” that was published the Los Angeles Times. The Palumbis’ article emphasizes how there are many more dangerous creatures in the ocean besides sharks. Even though people are crazy about Shark Week, they should be interested in finding out the different species that live within the water. Everyone is obsessed about sharks for the fact they think they are the most dangerous

The Stuff Behind The Snuff Essay

864 words - 4 pages The "Snuffy the Seal" advertisements, ran by the Discovery Channel were seen as genius by some and controversial by others. The commercials were advertisisng for the Discovery Channels famous "Shark Week." The ads were extremely effective because they got noticed, and a reaction from viewers. "Shark Week" fans got excited about these ads, and voiced their excitement through social media when the videos went viral. The first ad was successful

All About Shark Cartilage Essay

2159 words - 9 pages dedicated to this topic. This show discussed a 16- week trial that was conducted in Cuba to evaluate the efficacy of shark cartilage for cancer treatment (Matthews). Out of twenty-nine patients, three showed response to treatment. The results were claimed to be incredible, however, as mentioned earlier, the NCI did not sponsor further studies based on the inconsistent data. Another study was taken the same year in Lawrenceville, NJ and out of 20