Last week, we challenged students to engage with their fellow commenters on our writing prompts — to ask questions, respectfully disagree with each other, add on to one another’s thoughts or recommend their favorite comments. And, boy, did they deliver.
Here are just a few of the stimulating conversations we saw:
• On “How Important Is Knowing a Foreign Language?,” Drew from MN, Alex from mn and Paige F from Bryant HS, AR agreed with other students about the importance of speaking multiple languages and shared their own experiences.
• Sebastian Zagler from John T Hoggard High School Wilmington NC and Julia Fede from J R Masterman [Philadelphia, PA] debated the merits of the Electoral College with other commenters on “Should the U.S. Get Rid of the Electoral College?”
• Kakada Av from Bryant High School Arkansas and Noah from white bear lake commiserated with other teenagers about their work habits on “Are You a Procrastinator?”
• So many students replied to to each other’s comments on “Do You Like School?” that we don’t have room to list each individual here. But, we want to give a special shout out to the many students from Holicong Middle School and Julia R. Masterman School who started up conversations with students from other schools.
• And, dozens of commenters received “Reader Picks” designations from their peers’ recommendations across all our prompts.
Excellent work, everyone!
Our challenge this week? Keep the conversation going. If someone replies to you, read what they wrote and respond. We’ll call out more great student writing next week.
Finally, welcome to new classes from: Boca Raton, Fla. and Mountain Ridge Middle School, Colo.
Please note: All student comments have been lightly edited for length, but otherwise appear as they were originally submitted.
__________Do You Like School?
“When you ask American teenagers to pick a single word to describe how they feel in school, the most common choice is ‘bored,’” Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine write in their Op-Ed “High School Doesn’t Have to Be Boring.” In our related Student Opinion question, we asked students if they felt the same way.
Their answer? A resounding “yes.” Below, they tell us why they often find school so dull, explain the things that make it fun and give plenty of suggestions for how to make their classes more engaging,
School is boring.
School is boring due to many factors. The school system is meant to prepare use for possible future careers but the over exaggeration of the importance of our test scores and major core concept grades. School’s in poverty will most likely take away the funding for extra curriculars because they aren’t viewed as important. Teachers are being suppressed by the school system to the point that they can’t teach the way they want due to the required topics needed to be taught for standardized tests.
— Janey L., Julia R. Masterman, Philadelphia, PA
My experience with school is that it is boring. This is a result of the constant routines we are supposed to follow. At my high school, every day feels the same. We wake up for an either 8:15 or 7:45 day, go to all of our scheduled classes, eat lunch, go to our afternoon activities and then start homework. My day as school is always, go go go and there never seems to be much time for rest.
— Charlotte, The Governor’s Academy
… In class especially as standardized testing creeps closer it feels like all that matters is test preparation where all anyone cares about is memorizing each and every fact or formula. Sometimes it feels like class is just about taking notes on every single little detail and then later rigorously studying it to prepare for a test, that if not passed could be the demise of the grade we get.
— Bob, Montana
But, there are things that make it fun.
Personally, I enjoy school very much. And unlike what most american teenagers say in the related article, I feel engaged in most classes and all after school activities. For me, school is a place to meet and hang out with friends, and also a place for me to learn what I need in a good way. I don’t think that any of my teachers are just all about facts and equations and rules on grammar, and they actually take a lot of time and effort from their lives to make our classrooms engaging and extremely fun …
There’s a lot of personal things going on inside my household everyday, and I just enjoy the fun I have in school more than my everyday living area on most days. School is just such a wonderful place for me to have more freedom than at home, even if there are one or two classes I have no interests in. The teachers do very well in teaching, and I learn everything I need to know in a great and engaging way.
— David S., Masterman Philadelphia, PA
I love brain puzzles. Escape rooms, games online, I love testing my knowledge and limits. In Biology, my teacher created an escape room full of questions relating to the material on our final. Everyone had fun and used their knowledge to solve the room. Teenagers love to be competitive, so many a competition out of an activity is a great way to get everyone involved.
— Abigail Billings, Hoggard High School, Wilmington, NC
The other part of school, the social part, is very important to me. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without all my friends that I made from school. That’s what makes school OK for me. School is a great place to make new friends and interact with each other.
— Arjun Ahya, Masterman School, Philadelphia PA
My absolute favorite class has been TV production, where I roamed around the school filming with friends and spent many afternoons putting in extra hours to complete our final masterpiece (a twenty minute mockumentary). There are academic classes that have been engaging, too. I’ve generally enjoyed most of my English classes, since we are granted the freedom to write about what we are interested in. (When we have to listen to slow explanations for the benefit of those who haven’t read the book, studied, or tried to understand the concept, though, I can feel myself drifting off.) I love my physics class, because we’re always permitted to collaborate with our groups and have relaxed due dates while maintaining a fast paced curriculum. I just need to be working on something I’m interested in, or be given the freedom to work in a way that’s best for me, in order to feel like I genuinely enjoy my classes.
— Vanessa Ellis, Danvers, Massachusetts
The value of electives and extracurricular activities
The one class I enjoy is debate because I feel like I choose the topics I am interested in. In other classes, I am so worried that my style won’t get a good grade, that I feel forced to do the same thing everyone else does. In other classes, we have so much work that I have to do the bare minimum of creativity so I can get it done on time. With electives, you get choose and freedom, the two things that I need to feel engaged. It’s not just about relevance, but how you are a part of a specific project or assignment.
— Alex S., Mountain Ridge Middle School, CO
I participate in basketball, show choir, and I am a Star Spangle Girl. Being involved in those things have lead to some of the most influential people I have in my life. It has really taught me to be a team player no matter what the circumstance is. In my opinion, leaving high school I will definitely take more of the life lessons I learned with me rather then how to find a circumference of a circle of what happened in the civil war. People think that school is just about learning boring things but it allows so much personal growth too not just getting smart.
— Kate G, Alabama
I am involved in theatre, and the authors talk about the urgency and fun of putting on a production is true. When we are tested on our capability to work together and achieve the goal of putting on a production as a team, it is far more interesting to learn. I’m sure high school athletes and musicians can agree.
— Joseph Foglietta, Danvers, MA
I do participate in an extracurricular activity which is Students Run Philly Style. One thing I like about it is that the teachers who are in charge of the program treat us, the students, like partners or other adults instead of children. I feel like this should be an aspect that should be carried over into our classes which is that the teachers should teach the students like they’re sharing the information and not force feeding it to them.
— Benjamin Chiem, J.R. Masterman - Philadelphia, PA
Suggestions for making schools better
I believe teachers need to connect with the class so not only will the kids be enjoying class but so will the teachers … There has got to be more activities the kids can enjoy. Curious and interested kids equal better performance in school.
— Mohammad.A, CMS
School should not feel like prison, it should be somewhere we are excited to go especially since we spend about 12 years of our lives there. I think school would be so much more effective if it was less about grades and trying to pass and more about learning.
— Olivia, Homewood High School
Core classes could probably be funner if there’s more hands on learning, or not a lot of talking involved. If kids get to choose group projects related to the subject, that would probably make it more fun as well. Choices should definitely be made by teachers, but there should be options for the kids.
— Matthew M, CMS
Something that resonated with me from this article was the fact that most of the stuff we learn is not very relevant, perhaps we should learn more about current events and things that are currently happening instead of studying the pass just to get a grade. instead of teaching math that we will never use teach use how to do taxes and pay bills and all stuff that you will need to figure out in the adult world.
— Camryn Glendon, The Governor’s Academy
Teachers could ask the students opinions on the lessons and topics, and make lessons more interactive. Plans that are set in stone, and followed blindly like a GPS are boring and practically useless if we don’t understand them. Teachers should take the time to make sure we understand the topic, instead of pushing ahead and not looking back.
— Lily Sklaver, J.R Masterman School, Philadelphia
Also, I have found that research-based classes and classes where there are more projects and note-taking are more effective and are more fun and exciting in general … So, teachers should focus more on how students answer their own questions or explore on their own, not stuff useless facts into their brains that they most likely don’t even care about.
— Hanna Sh, J.R. Masterman, Philadelphia, PA
If kids had more of a choice or freedom in what classes they wanted to take along with the ones they needed to take, maybe kids would want to be here and get engaged. For example if history we have to take civics, but we also have a choice to take world history, urban history, and so many others. So if the teachers and board of administration gave us more choices kids would probably want to come, and possibly even enjoy themselves.
— Elizza Moon, Northbrook
Also i think students should have fun while learning because when teachers use activities that make learning engaging and fun, students are more willing to participate and take risks. Having fun while learning also helps students retain information better because the process is enjoyable and memorable.
— Serjinio. P, CMS
__________How Important Is Knowing a Foreign Language?
Foreign language education programs are being cut from schools at an alarming rate. Yet, writes Bénédicte de Montlaur in “Do You Speak My Language? You Should,” knowing a foreign language is only becoming more essential. In our related Student Opinion question, we asked teenagers if they agreed.
We were impressed with the passion with which many of them wrote about the subject. Based on their own experiences of speaking multiple languages, growing up in multilingual families and learning languages in school, they told us why knowing more than one language is important (and a few cases in which it’s not).
Language connects people.
The advantages of knowing or learning foreign languages are mushrooming as the world, to become increasingly globalized. Bilingualism is now perhaps the most useful real world skill to ever exists. Foreign language study is all about learning how to truly communicate and connect with others- an incredibly important life skill that can only be cultivated by interacting with people. Language helps express our feelings, desires, and connect with other humans around us and forms meaningful relationships.
Knowing or learning a foreign language is to educate to lead out- to lead out of confinement and narrowness and darkness. Learning a foreign language and getting soaked into an entirely new culture and worldview is the surest way to become an open-minded, understanding, tolerant individual, and that is absolutely priceless. Once you are aware of the fact that we are all cultural beings, products of our own environments, and that you recognize the cultural base for your own attitudes and behavior, you are ready to consider others in a more favorable light.
— MAHBUB 3A, YC CLIP
My mom’s side of the family are all from Puerto Rico so around half the family doesn’t speak English which makes it extremely important to learn Spanish. I went and visited them around 3 years ago and I hated the language barrier. The only person who could understand and translate what they were saying was my mom. I’m in the process of learning Spanish right now because of that and it’s hard. We’re going to visit again this summer so hopefully I’ll be able to understand them!
— Kayla Pereira, Hoggard High School
We are global citizens — we must know more than one language.
We live in the USA, English is not the official language. It may be the most common, but there are still hundreds and thousands who speak French, Spanish, Italian, etc. We’ve seen so many videos of racists screaming “we’re in America; learn how to speak English.” but this could be turned around. We’re in America, let’s learn as many languages as we can.
It’s so important being able to speak another language, for so many reasons. These reasons can expand from directing someone down the street, or saving a patient’s life at the hospital. We never know when we’re going to need it, and when the time does come, we would be prepared for it.
— Jason Sibrian, Providence, RI
Language can either divide us or bring us together. People from other countries attempt to also learn English on top of their own language because they believe in the power of being able to effectively communicate with people of other cultures. As Americans we have started becoming more reluctant to learning more languages than our own because it has become normal for others to learn out language before they try to communicate with anybody in the US. The less that we learn other languages, the less we will be able to communicate and have a first hand experience with other cultures.
— Rylan Blevins, Bryant High School Arkansas
Being able to speak multiple languages is incredibly useful, especially in this day and age where society is so globalized. It’ll be advantageous not only for communicating with friends and family, but also, like the article states, advantageous in the economy and the world. For example, it would definitely set you aside from others if you were applying for a job.
I can understand and speak in Khmer, but unfortunately I only know the basics of reading it. However, I try to continue to learn, especially because it would help me communicate with my mom and my grandparents better (they’re English is broken, while my Khmer is broken) …
I want to continue to learn Spanish because I’ve been taking it since 6th grade, and a large majority of my community are Spanish-speaking. In a world that is so connected by technology, and in the United States which is a melting pot of different cultures, it is a necessity to be multilingual in order to be able to communicate and learn from one another.
— Mealaktey, Providence
As a person with mixed heritage, I understand the importance of knowing multiple languages. On my mom’s side of the family people are extremely educated and all speak multiple languages. They are of an Ashkenazi Jewish background and my fathers side is Jamaican with very prominent cultural differences, language being one of them …
It disappoints me to see a “decline in language education” and I wish America saw the importance multilingualism holds. America may be predominantly english- speaking, but as a constantly diversifying country, it is all the more important that Americans work to expand their linguistic knowledge. Not only is this considerate of those who come to America, but it can open many new pathways, opportunities, and spark new relationships never previously thought possible. I truly believe that I will work to become competent in as many foreign languages as I can during my lifetime, as foreign language is not only something that I am good at comprehending, but interested in as well.
— sophia fox, providence
Other benefits of learning a language
I think that knowing a foreign language is very important because it would be easier to communicate with people. I can speak, read, and understand Spanish because it was my first language that I learned. It has affected me in many ways but one of the main ways is helping other people, since I know 2 languages I can help people who don’t know english but they do know Spanish.
— Juan, Alabama
Being able to speak different languages has advantages. One of them being that if knowing multiple languages it’s easier to acquire a job than another because you have the upper hand of know more than one language which could mean higher pay. Also being multilingual is important because not everyone in the world speaks English so, when traveling you would need to know the language of the country you are exploring.
— Amaya Saunders, Sarasota, FL
As american society continues to grow alongside it’s economic practices, It’s important to implement foreign-language education within schools to promote inclusivity to all cultures and further develop intellectual ability. According to a study developed by The Dana Foundation, bilingual children are more-likely to access newly-learned vocabulary and have a larger retention span than their monolingual counterparts. As well, a study conducted by MIT concluded that the best age to gain a second language is ages 8-10. It’s important to implement foreign-language education programs within primary schools since the various benefits can be carried on and further developed in higher education.
— Matthew Tribble, Bryant High School
Learning another language is not for everyone.
At our school in order to have a higher diploma you have to take a foreign-language for 2 years which I feel like it’s not that necessary or it could be some other class and can be worth it and that you actually like. In some schools they all mostly have different foreign language but if you wanted to take one and really want to learn it, we should pick our own one that we will actually be interested in and have it use when we are older or in another job … If not than your just wasting your time and effort on something that you won’t ever use again. It’s also just depending on your future or jobs you will have.
— Keeli Diaz, Homewood High School
I do not believe it is important in the modern day for everyone to learn multiple languages. There is so much technology that it is no longer needed. Anyone can choose from hundreds of translating apps and easily read signs in foreign countries or ask a simple question.
— Haley Hiller, Point Boro High School
Learning a language should be a personal choice unless you live somewhere where multiple languages are spoken. If everyone in the area speaks one language then it is unnecessary as long as you aren’t planning on leaving. I don’t want to learn French if I cannot go to a place where it is spoken.
— Micheal Harwood, Atoka, OK
The joys and frustrations of studying foreign languages in school
I began learning Spanish at the age of seven years old, and can truthfully say I would not be the same person had I not been enrolled in a foreign language class. While I believe in all of the benefits learning a second language has, I think we are going about it in the wrong way.
Having the knowledge of how to speak a language expands the mind’s ability to learn, gives opportunities for easier connections around the world, and helps you to grow in self discipline. These things are amazing, but frankly high schoolers have a hard time seeing that.
A lot of us view a foreign language class as something to be feared. Similar to other classes, these classes have the potential to paralyze us with the fear of failure. The amount of pressure put on students makes us feel as though the only reason they want us to learn a new language is to make the school look better and not because they truly want us to experience the joys of a culture separate from our own. So yes, I do believe that learning foreign languages is important in our world today, but I also believe that some things are better learned outside of a classroom.
— Kiersten, Pittsburgh, PA
At my school, foreign-language is emphasized very minimally, if at all. Students know that there are languages to take but no one really knows why they should another than to receive more credits. In fact, we just lost our German program, following the footsteps of what this article was explaining. With only about 20 percent of students in America studying a foreign language, my school definitely needs to explain the benefits of foreign-language programs. Explaining how it can affect our future, and how important it can be instead of just acting as a schedule filler.
— Michael Tanabe, Quaker Valley High School
My Freshman and Sophomore years I took French I and II, now in my Junior year, I’m taking Spanish I … Taking French my first two years required dedication, I had to want to learn. Now, after learning the language for two years, I can successfully say I have had no French conversations. I have, however, had Spanish conversations with some other students. It is truly up to the individual if they want to learn the language, they have to have dedication to the learning process. More people learning more languages would result in a stronger nation.
— Destiny Crawford, Bryant High School
Because I live in the US, learning the languages of the countries that border us is a skill everyone should have. This way, we can easily communicate and become more united. Unfortunately, in my school system, I only take 50 minuets of a language a day, only 5 days a week, and only for 3 years. On top of my other classes, learning another language during that short amount of time, especially if that’s the only time you speak it, is extremely difficult.
— Sophia, Providence
I am a sophomore in high school. Right now I am taking Honors French 3 and I absolutely love it. Although I may not have the notorious french accent, I can hold up a short conversation about what you are having for lunch, or how your day has been. I am excited for my future in the language and culture, but by the looks of all the recent cuts … I might not have one.
I am wishful that the programs left standing will be there for students like me in the future who are hopeful in reaching the bilingual level.
J’adore apprendre le francais!
— Gracie Sistrunk, Hoggard High School, Wilmington, NC
__________What Is This Image Saying?
In our most popular Picture Prompt of the week, “Stacks of Money,” we asked students to study the image above and tell us what they thought it was saying. They came up with all kinds of explanations about money’s role in their lives and society, from greed to economic inequality, patience and saving for college.
A game of Jenga
I think that the image here is saying that our current economy is like a game of Jenga. It all balances together to make a relatively sturdy base. However, people are so narrow sighted on financial gain that they see a stack and take it without considering the repercussions on the remainder of the stack. One or two hands may not effect it gravely, but when everyone starts reaching in without consideration for the greater good, that is when the economy topples over. We need to step back from our selfish desires and consider for a second how our actions impact the world around us.
— Madison Kelley, Danvers, MA
This could represent the individual greed that people have in American society, for example, where they’ll try to get as much money as possible for themselves no matter how much they’re sabotaging others. With so many people grabbing at the tower, however, it’s much more likely to come crashing down. This is a metaphor for greed destroying people. In an attempt to pull blocks from a Jenga tower, an individual inadvertently knocking down the tower causes them to lose the game. With more and more people greedily grasping for wealth, the tower of cash in this image becomes more and more likely to “tumble down,” and it becomes more and more likely for these people to “lose.” Greed has the power to destroy our lives if we aren’t careful.
— Jack Murray, Danvers, MA
Just like the game of Jenga, certain tactics come into play when handling money. First of all, you need to figure out if what you are taking your money out for is worth the expense. If so, the money must then be taken out of a reinforced banking account. As this image suggests, with the connection to the tactful game of Jenga, that one thing astray can end it all. If money is unnecessarily used, then your whole credit and account can be disrupted. The hand taking the money from the top of the stack, displays an unrealistic view of life. Money is not easily gained, instead, it’s worked for. If you think getting the money is the hard part, balancing it is where the true skill comes into play.
— Samantha Tenney, Danvers, MA
An “economic imbalance”
I feel that this image represents the economic imbalance in the United States. The hands on top putting money on the tower represent Americans who make money and contribute to the countries economy. These people are taxed high rates simply because they were born with certain opportunities or worked hard to achieve success. While the hands on the bottom taking money represent those who feed off the system, such as through welfare, unemployment benefits or many other programs. These people are barely taxed simply because they were born with certain hardships or never strived to achieve success.
— Christopher Tansey, Massachusetts
Saving money for college
Once I got into high school, the pressure was on to find a job, work hard, and save up as much as I could so that I would be prepared for the future. But what I’m noticing now is that saving up seems to have taken precedent over other things, like how in the photo, the cash pile overwhelms the hands placing it. When I look closer, the hands farther down seem to be trying to take some money away, which represents, to me, the colleges taking money for applications and visits/tours.
I’m not sure if it’s just because of the stress of saving up, or the appointment I just made with my guidance counselor to talk over college plans, but all that seems to come to mind when viewing this photo is college, and most of all the hefty price tag.
— Mackenzie Thompson, Danvers, MA
An unstable society
In these current times money and wealth is everything. Without this, people would not be able to eat, own a home, drive a car, etc. This is why people are so focused on adding money to the stack, so they can live comfortably and provide for themselves. However, people in society get so focused on adding to the stack of money, they can become greedy and lose focus on other things such as family and friends. So when this stack eventually does come tumbling down, from losing a job for example, people will not know what to do or where to turn because the main thing they have been primarily focused on, the wealth, will no longer exist.
— Gabriela Ferullo, Danvers, Massachusetts
A message about patience
I think this picture is a message about patience, and the prosperity and wealth that being patient will bring. I see many hands with steam coming off of them, and this appears to indicate frustration. There is also the hand at the top, which I view to be taking the top stack of dollars off of the money tower. From this view, I interpret the message to being that, since the money is eventually going to reach you once the hands above you have their money, you just need to exercise patience when waiting. This relates to society in the sense that we are ALL waiting for money - and just like the frustrated hands trying to get one of the low layers of money, we all need to be patient, because wealth is coming to us too.
— Aaron Leventhal, Massachusetts
Individuals, corporations and the government
After seeing the image “Stacks of Money”, I have many ideas about what it means. The first that comes to mind is that everyone is trying to secure the bag and get some money. There are multiple hands reaching out to grab the money. These hands represent the people in the world who are trying to become successful. Everyone is trying to get money and some will do whatever it takes to get there. However these hands can also represent corporations instead of individual people. These corporations who are reaching out and stealing money from people. These hands could also represent the government. The government is taking money from the citizens of the citizens of the United States through taxes.
— Declan Quinn, Danvers MA
The ebbs and flows of money
In this image, Claire Merchlinsky portrays the conflicting economic interests of society and the lack of diversity in the top tiers of wealth. The stacks of money are standing precariously as different hands pull some away, and others add more to the top of the stack. The addition and removal mirrors the way society and different demographics use money; all Americans pay taxes and put money into the government, but we also take it away. There are schools that need more funding, healthcare programs to help those in need, and working people take their salary from employers. This ebb and flow of money is represented well in this image, and forces people to think about how they spend and save money; what they use it for, how they could use their money to help their communities, or to think about how this stack of money has gotten to be so tall.
— Grace Donahue, Danvers, MA
I believe that Merchlinsky is commenting on the corruptness of the wealthy in her illustration. In the drawing there is multiple hands reaching for the stacks of money, red and illustrated to look as if they are burnt and there is smoke nearby. Today money is “burning” people as it turns them corrupt, tempting them to use their wealth for bad. It is no secret the influence money has in all aspects of life. Recently there has been a prevalent issue with money being used to influence and entice the chances of students getting accepted to elite colleges college. In this incident, the wealthy’s access to money allowed them to bend the chances of getting into college in their favor. This photo is commenting on this unfair advantage the wealthy have, and how powerful and evil money can become.
— Kelsie Dakessian, MassachusettsB:
百度榴莲东方心经图【熊】【又】【高】【带】【着】【人】【在】【前】【观】【战】，【当】【看】【到】【怪】【风】【被】【武】【气】【匕】【刺】【透】，【软】【绵】【地】【后】【退】【时】，【他】【终】【于】【咧】【开】【嘴】【狂】【肆】【地】【哈】【哈】【大】【笑】【起】【来】。 【他】【猜】【得】【果】【真】【没】【错】。 【这】【个】【山】【羊】【胡】【老】【头】，【根】【本】【不】【是】【杀】【死】【七】【只】【圣】【兽】【的】【原】【主】！【他】【是】【故】【意】【拿】【着】【七】【只】【圣】【兽】【之】【死】【来】【恫】【吓】【自】【己】！ 【熊】【又】【高】【气】【得】【直】【瞪】【眼】，【当】【即】【二】【话】【不】【说】，【朝】【着】【尹】【烁】【树】【连】【环】【击】【出】【道】【武】【气】【屏】，【咚】【咚】【咚】，【三】【道】【面】
【第】【二】【百】【一】【十】【九】【章】【赫】【里】【奥】【波】【利】【斯】【是】【一】【个】【球】 【奈】【亚】【拉】【托】【提】【普】【使】【用】【了】【特】【殊】【的】【魔】【法】【让】**【龙】【竟】【然】【通】【过】【人】【面】【狮】【鹫】【的】【羽】【毛】【获】【得】【了】【飞】【行】【的】【能】【力】，**【龙】【展】【翅】【翱】【翔】【在】【赫】【里】【奥】【波】【利】【斯】【的】【上】【空】，【他】【发】【现】【这】【个】【地】【方】【在】【空】【中】【俯】【瞰】【下】【去】【的】【感】【觉】，【与】【在】【地】【上】【穿】【行】【于】【那】【些】【建】【筑】【之】【中】【的】【感】【觉】【一】【点】【儿】【也】【不】【一】【样】。 【而】【在】【地】【上】【的】【众】【人】【也】【都】【仰】【天】【望】【去】，【发】【现】**
【如】【树】【木】【一】【般】【长】【生】【的】【无】【尽】【岁】【月】【麻】【木】【之】【后】，【便】【是】【木】【生】【火】。 【那】【如】【年】【轮】【雕】【刻】【的】【迟】【钝】【大】【脑】【颤】【抖】，【他】【看】【到】【了】【远】【方】【的】【一】【点】【火】【星】【坠】【落】，【瞬】【间】【便】【化】【为】【了】【星】【火】【燎】【原】【之】【势】。 【映】【满】【眼】【眶】【的】【火】【红】，【如】【此】【炙】【热】【活】【跃】【的】【颜】【色】，【熊】【熊】【燃】【烧】【的】【火】【焰】【将】【世】【界】【包】【裹】，【生】【命】【无】【尽】【升】【腾】【的】【火】【焰】。 【积】【累】【的】【千】【年】，【万】【年】【的】【生】【机】【在】【一】【刹】【那】【间】【绽】【放】，【一】【切】【都】【燃】【烧】【了】【起】
“【神】【国】！”【科】【鲁】【伊】【斯】【目】【眦】【欲】【裂】，【作】【为】【虚】【空】【阵】【地】【的】【最】【高】【守】【卫】【者】，【他】【又】【怎】【么】【会】【不】【清】【楚】【小】【丑】【的】【强】【大】【根】【源】【呢】。 【这】【个】【素】【有】【野】【心】【的】【疯】【子】【是】【当】【世】【根】【源】【融】【合】【度】【最】【高】【的】【人】，【而】【他】【的】【众】【神】【国】【度】【也】【极】【具】【威】【胁】【性】。 “【我】【早】【就】【说】【过】，【和】【这】【个】【家】【伙】【合】【作】，【根】【本】【就】【是】【与】【虎】【谋】【皮】！”【科】【鲁】【伊】【斯】【恨】【恨】【道】，【当】【初】【小】【丑】【入】【住】【奴】【城】，【他】【就】【和】【其】【余】【三】【人】【讨】【论】【过】，