Cloud Valley - A Utopia.

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Cloud Valley - A Utopia.

Post  Scooby-Doo on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:16 pm

It's for school. I have to create a utopia (or a perfect community), and present it to the Language Arts class on Monday. Here's what I has so far.

My Utopia—Cloud Valley


Does anybody know of a “perfect” community? Is there such a thing, where there is no hunger, overpopulation, fear, or war? There’s a community, up high in the sky, in the clouds, completely shut off by the rest of the world. The only thing there is clouds, sunshine, and some wind. Of course, there are people and buildings and life as well. Why Cloud Valley is called that? Because it is located in the clouds, of course—why else would it be called such a name?
Cloud Valley gets its main energy from the sun and the wind. It’s a perfect place to harness this energy, because it’s up in the sky where it’s always windy and mostly sunny as well. The buildings are all made of beautiful, pearly-white stones, and have a sign hanging on the door to show who or what is inside. Instead of street numbers on the residential buildings, there are just numbers. (EX. “What house number is yours?” “Thirty-seven.”) The houses include a mother, father, and up to three children. There are no adoption centers, because children are born into the family. After being promoted thrice in their job, the children leave the house to live on their own.
Three jobs in Cloud Valley are: an Educator, an Entertainer, and a Healer, and it is chosen based off of interests—who wants a job they don’t like or have no skill in? The Educator is a simple job, with a fair pay, and you simply teach those in any schools. An Entertainer is somebody who is dedicating their work to having fun and making sure others have fun as well, especially on Game Day. The Healer is like a regular-world doctor, and it has been trained to heal those who are ill.

Yeah whatever. XD
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Post  Cantaloupe on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:31 pm

Ever read "The Giver"?
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Post  Scooby-Doo on Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:38 pm

Our class just read it, actually. That's what started this project. :3
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Post  Scooby-Doo on Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:40 pm

It's done! :D

My Utopia—Cloud Valley


Does anybody know of a “perfect” community? Is there such a thing, where there is no hunger, overpopulation, fear, or war? There’s a community, up high in the sky, in the clouds, completely shut off by the rest of the world. The only thing there is clouds, sunshine, and some wind. Of course, there are people and buildings and life as well. Why Cloud Valley is called that? Because it is located in the clouds, of course—why else would it be called such a name?
Cloud Valley gets its main energy from the sun and the wind. It’s a perfect place to harness this energy, because it’s up in the sky where it’s always windy and mostly sunny as well. The buildings are all made of beautiful, pearly-white stones, and have a sign hanging on the door to show who or what is inside. Instead of street numbers on the residential buildings, there are just numbers. (EX. “What house number is yours?” “Thirty-seven.”) The houses include a mother, father, and up to three children. There are no adoption centers, because children are born into the family. After being promoted thrice in their job, the children leave the house to live on their own.
Three jobs in Cloud Valley are: an Educator, an Entertainer, and a Healer, and it is chosen based off of interests—who wants a job they don’t like or have no skill in? The Educator is a simple job, with a fair pay, and you simply teach those in any schools. An Entertainer is somebody who is dedicating their work to having fun and making sure others have fun as well, especially on Game Day. The Healer is like a regular-world doctor, and it has been trained to heal those who are ill. Their training starts at age eleven, when they graduate from their schools. Depending on their careers, they go to special schools until the age of thirteen, where they take special training to be suited for their jobs. If you were to be a Healer, you would go to the Healer Training Building, and you would learn things like how to properly give shots, how to distribute medicine and diagnose illnesses.
Each year, if you work hard enough, you will receive a promotion. You must get three consecutive promotions in your job before you can move out of your house and get your own, and start your own family. If you had two years consecutively but slacked off in the third, you wouldn’t get the promotion, and thus you would have to get three more consecutive promotions. With each promotion, you get a raise in salary and slightly more flexible work hours, and a month of vacation time.
As for the regular school, up until age eleven, you start your education at age five. For the first year of schooling, the outfits worn and flexibility of subjects taught is very free. But, starting at age six, you begin wearing a uniform and have to do the mandatory subjects—and naps are taken away. Until age eleven, all of the classes are the same—the mandatory Music to learn how to play instruments like the harp or violin, the Mathematics (never shortened to Math) to learn equations that would help you in life somehow, the Physical Education (never shortened to PE or Gym) to help build muscles and to have fun, and other subjects as well. But, at their graduation ceremony at age eleven, their job is chosen based off of interest (who wants a job they don’t like?), and they start off in their new school. They study, graduate, and start off in their new job. If one is in the Government career track—well, this leads off into our next aspect.
The government in this society is very different from ours, though both are a democracy. The Leader is selected every ten years, at the amphitheater. Those who have been working hard in the Government career (usually about ten people) will be led into the outdoor amphitheater in City West (the western part of Cloud Valley), and the whole city will file in, and sit. They will wait as each candidate is talked about, and then there is voting by a show of hands, which gender: male or female. Once gender is narrowed down, then it is voted by person via show of hands again. If there is a tie, the two candidates will go into a heated rock-paper-scissors match. The victor is the new Leader. The Leader chooses his Assistants, and those make sure the rules are enforced and keep everybody happy. Three of the rules in Cloud Valley are: that you must look neat and tidy at all times—teeth brushed, hair brushed, clothes neat; that you must respect everybody else, and be friendly to everyone; and another is that you must be in bed at a certain time, depending on your age. EX., people age twelve must be in bed by nine. Three punishments (only enforced if an individual has broken the rules thrice) are as follows: three spankings; three spankings and a privilege is removed—said privilege can be gained back, though; and lastly, The Pool. Those who enter The Pool to Swim never, ever come back out.
On to the good stuff: the entertainment. There are many ways to entertain yourself in Cloud Valley, and one being tug-of-war. It’s age group against age group, boys against girls, adults against children, Healers against Entertainers—you get the idea. It is great fun for everyone, and if you win in a certain category (EX. Boys vs. Girls), you and your team get a prize. What is the prize? You’ll have to win to find out. Another game is “How long can you stay still?” and it’s a basic game for ages seven and below. Everybody playing is in a line, and one person stands in front of the line. When the one person says go, everybody has to stay rock-still. Only the eyes can move. If you sneeze, you’re out. The person to stay still the longest wins. And finally, there’s the outdoor amphitheater, where all of the Entertainers put on performances, and sometimes put on a play or two. Anybody can come, and there’s at least one performance each week. You just have to hope that it’s before your curfew, or else you can’t go!
Now, there’s one day a year—Game Week—that all sorts of games are played. There are tournaments of Tug-of-War, “How long can you stay still?” and amphitheater performances galore. There is no school this week, and no rules apply at all. It’s a free-for-all week, full of family fun for everyone—everybody loves this yearly event. Another ceremony is a birthday, the day of birth for an individual. Each birthday, there is a party, and the birthday boy or girl can invite anybody to the Birthday House, which is a building especially for birthday parties. Lastly, there is Voting, which was mentioned earlier. The top candidates for Leadership go into the amphitheater along with the rest of the city each decade, and there is a show of hands to vote. Only those who have had three promotions in their job can go and vote—those who have not must stay home.
There are no animals in Cloud Valley, nor any creatures of any kind. Why? They would disturb the peace of the town, and would require too much food, water, and space. And they would most definitely try to escape through The Gate, those curious creatures, them.
The citizens of Cloud Valley transport themselves via two ways: walking or flying. The rules of transportation go along this one line: “Hard-workers get the luxurious route of hovering above the clouds; those who slack have to walk.” The Leader can bestow the wings upon anybody’s ankles and back—but he or she is always responsible enough to only give the wings to those who work hard. Most Leaders will only grant themselves such a power if they know they deserve it. Their food and water comes from the city down below that they are allied with—trained Divers will exit the community via The Gate, skydive down to the city below, collect the food and water needed in special containers, and fly back up. The Divers are the only ones who get the special power of flight without having to work hard—but if they slack, such power is taken away. Yes, it is confusing a bit to you newcomers, but once you’re there for about a week you get accustomed to it.
Lastly, there’s the monetary system—it consists of many brightly-colored coins, the color of the rainbow and more. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, pink, and there is only one that isn’t a bright color: black. You need one black coin to purchase a house. In English money, one black coin is one-hundred-thousand dollars.
This utopia is somewhat hard to describe in words—but was best described as possible. Everybody is happy there, and there’s no overpopulation, starvation, fear, or war. It’s perfect.

. . . Or is it?
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