Kuru Toga Mechanical Pencils: My favorite pencils. I carry a lot of them because I lose a lot of them.
Eraser: I have to carry an eraser because I make a lot of mistakes. I wish there was an eraser that I could use to fix my hair mistake…
Trojan Condoms: In case I am ever caught in a situation where I have to make a risky English homework, I’ve got these bad boys.
Tide Pods: one of my favorite snacks. Really high protein content and very tasty, so I love them. Snack of Choice
War and Peace: I always carry the book I am reading over the week with me, and this week it is War and Peace.
Infinite Jest: I always keep this book in my backpack in case I need some lower level English reading to do to cleanse my mind essentially. You must be wondering why a college student carries a 4th grade level book around in his backpack. Pick it up and you will see.
Bee Movie: I don’t have to give a reason why this is in my backpack. You have to give a reason why you’re not carrying it.
Nokia Phone: I haven’t charged it since I got it in 2004 and it still has full battery. I carry it because I know that this is one phone SkyNet won’t be able to hack.
15inch Macbook: Gotta get that work done sometimes.
Bear Spray: You laugh. But you never know what could happen. When a bear is mauling you, I will just smirk and wave this can around as I watch you fighting for your life…
The Other 51 Notebook: When I can’t write anymore, I remember that Hamilton wrote the other 51.
Maus Volume 2: In case I must pretend to refer to a page brought up during discussion in English class.
Saga Volume 1: Just another one of the million books I’ve bought because Lin Manuel Miranda read it. If you wanna look like Arnold, you do steroids. If you wanna rap like Lin Manuel Miranda, you read like Lin Manuel Miranda?
Umbrella: Don’t wanna get wet from the tears of my haters.
I don’t really carry things in my backpack and if I do its usually because I actually need them, not because I regularly carry them around. There is not one single item in my backpack that is always there. I sometimes don’t carry my computer around because I just don’t need it. My backpack looks different every day of the week and sometimes it changes from class to class, so this was actually a very philosophical assignment for me because it made me reanalyze my backpack. I genuinely feel like this is more of a writing assignment than writing an essay about myself because it forces to me explain myself at a deeper level through the use of objects that represent me rather than through exposition. Although I may not have actually represented what is in my backpack, I still think that this image represents who I am and what I like because even though some objects are obviously just memes, some of them actually have value for me, like my Kindle, or my pencils, or MacBook, and to be honest those are really the only three things I actually have in my backpack. So if I hadn’t put ridiculous objects in my backpack this assignment would have been extremely simple and boring.