A dance with Death himself

Sound Effects Story – “Tell a story using nothing but sound effects. There can be no verbal communication, only sound effects. Use at least five different sounds that you find online. The story can be no longer than 90 seconds.”

Tutorial:

  1. First I had to decide on what story I wanted to tell (relate-able, funny, dramatic, scary?)
  2. I decided on scary so I went to freesound.org and typed in “scary” into the search bar to get some ideas
  3. I found seven different sounds I wanted to use and therefore had to download (big yellow rectangle) each sound
  4. I not only had to download each sound but had to save it to a file I knew I can find later to open in Audacity
  5. I opened all seven sound effects in Audacity and listened to them so I could figure out which pieces I wanted to use and in what order
  6. I opened up the sound I wanted first and kept the knocking while cutting the other sounds after it
  7. Then I went to the next sound, went to “edit” to copy and paste this sound after the first one, repeating this until each sound effect was used and in the order I wanted
  8. Then I was done but instead of just saving, I had to export it to somewhere I could find later and upload to SoundCloud

So to start off with: this was hard! Looking back it wasn’t hard as in 5 star difficulty, just hard to figure everything out in Audacity. I’m not sure how many times I yelled out, “WHY? WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?” In the end I felt great creating a story through a new media. I never would have even found Audacity if not for this class. Some things I had to figure out included how to copy and paste a sound, how to cut parts of a sound out I didn’t want and add a sound onto the first one, and exporting the audacity file to something I can use to upload to SoundCloud. Oh and this was my first upload on SoundCloud so that’s pretty cool!

As soon as I saw this assignment I knew I wanted to do a horror audio. This idea probably came to me because I had just listened to Ghost Stories by Radiolab the day before which included a plethora of haunting sound effects. What inspiration! So now I should probably tell you the story I was imaging for my audio clip. Looking back I could have added some more sound in, but what I imagined in my mind was more of an outline, so forgive me for my improv storytelling. Some of you may be horror movie buffs like me, but if not, you can probably hear all the cliches I mashed into just a few measly seconds. Here goes:

I was quietly sitting in my room on a foggy night, knitting, when I abruptly heard a few knocks at the door. Being an older lady, I have found myself feeling quite impulsive and trusting. (I’ll die when my time comes). I peered at the clock to notice that it was almost midnight. I shrugged to myself thinking it was just the neighbor boy coming over to ask for some sugar for his cookies again. So I slowly made my way over to the door to take a quick glance through the peephole. Nothing. Total blackness. A complete and utter void. However, I recalled that the neighbor boy was rather short so I slowly creaked open the door to see a rather tall and menacing dark figure in a black robe. He slowly pointed at me and my knees shook. I tried to back away, run, anything, but all I could do was scream for my life. Or what was left of it. Because he quickly stabbed me with his scythe and I dropped to the floor with a thud. He then gathered me into his arms and we disappeared. All that was left was my empty apartment. Looking back I’m not sure why I screamed, for as scary as he seemed, he was just there to do his job. His career may be a gruesome one, but no one ever said Death liked his job. Did anyone even ask him? Does anyone ever say anything to him, other than just screaming and begging for their lives? No, looking back I am not sure why I screamed. I thought I was ready to go. ‘I’ll die when my time comes,’ I always say, so why is it that the very last breath I took was to scream? I guess in the end, we all fight to live.”

 

You know a ghost story is good when the word “but” can almost make you pee yourself

So I have loved ghost stories since I can remember, although my faith in ghosts themselves have wavered over the years. I decided to listen to Ghost Stories (surprise) and found the back and forth commentary to be very similar to the Radiolab “Detective Stories”. “What happens after you die?” what an opener! This draws in the listeners immediately. How the heck they can go back and forth so fast without hesitation seems like magic to me. In addition, the way Mary Roach’s voice has an echo-y sound effect was cool when she was pretending to be a dead person. Some spooky Ghost Whisperer effects right there. The “gas” turning on was interesting too because it was one of the only hesitations she made, almost to let the listeners hear the “gas” turn on and be able to imagine yourself right there when this is happening. Then there were typewriter clicks as she said New York Times. This is brilliant stuff people. Oh and nothing is worse than “waiting and listening” to a radio silence and just waiting for something creepy than jumping out of your seat over Roach saying the word “but”! I also like the depressing songs between the breaks. Way to keep the mood going.

And again, throughout the whole story there is a back and forth between host and guest or host and a recording that is almost amusing to listen to even if that isn’t the purpose (which is probably just to shove a bunch of interesting info into an hour). I also like how the producers make a bold and weird statement for each story and then they gradually explain how this statement is truth but isn’t as weird as we think. For example: the face of a dead woman for the CPR doll. It isn’t a literal statement (the face is not a corpse) but it is true, the face is structured after a dead woman. Then you can almost feel yourself walking up these “rickety wooden stairs” that are being described as you’re listening to the sound effects of it. Then the sound effects of not only water but the sound of a piano that is almost from a cartoon to help you imagine this woman falling into the river. It is incredible what some imagery and sound can do for a listener.

The third story actually made me cringe with anxiety. A man that sees a face bobbing outside his window? And knocking on his door? Plus the A Haunting sound effects? Creepy. Then I figured out it was a dream and a part of me was relieved and another part was disappointed. I wanted it to be real. How weird.

So I could go on and on about each story but I feel like I am just repeating myself over and over. So here’s a summary: the hosts like their dialogue to be a back and forth dialogue and they like to use sound effects to draw listeners in. Boom! a whole hour worth of producer techniques in one sentence. Another thing, I feel like this audio story is best as that: audio. This is because I don’t think it would have been as creepy on TV because you wouldn’t have the mystery or the suspense or sound effects such as staring as a computer screen and just waiting for something to happen while listening to creepy sound effects. Sure a TV has jump scares, but so can an audio. That’s all a jump scare is anyways: loud music. Then there is the fact that a TV would force an image upon you versus whatever creepy image you can muster from the depths of your mind. Creepy.

I never thought I would cheer on drug smugglers

So for This American Life I chose to listen to “Getting Away With It” simply because I had no clue what they were all about so I chose the one that sounded the most psychological. So at first it almost sounds like Ira and the man are on a plane with the loud/noisy background sound. Then I figure out they are (or at least Ira wants it to seem this way). Also it sounds like a guy is telling a story and Ira is like a narrator AND an interviewer. At first this threw me off because I was hearing the same voice twice but one was giving background while the other was conversational. This ended up being very confusing haha.

The second story was interesting because at first it starts out sounding sunny and happy then turns into this suspenseful, mysterious music when  it came to the fortune-teller lady who did some ritual on whether or not the checkpoint will be open. The sound at the open checkpoint was interesting because it almost sounds like time ticking away (more suspense), I like that the jovial music plays when they are just riding in the car. Then a low background music plays that makes me feel anxious which must be what the producer planned because now there is some serious trouble with the dad heading right to the checkpoint with drugs! This is also interesting because rationally I should be excited, “Yaaay the evil-doers getting caught”. But being caught in the story made me feel a similar fear/anxiety as the narrator. I also really liked how this one narrator was able to portray and speak/think for his parents and the checkpoint guards. I enjoyed how the low, lazy music almost sounded like the sun going down, like it was supposed to tell you it was becoming night time before he even spoke.I was just overall sucked into this story about how this kid got dragged into his parents “career” and the effects on him as a bystander.

The last story was honestly super boring to me compared to the first two because it felt very broken up with Ira’s narration AND the many different interviews AND just the fact it was mostly politics. It is also hard to keep track of who is who and matching the voices to the character (I have never had to learn to deal with this until listening to an audio story!). I did like that he did the background before the story because all he had to do was reference it and I knew exactly what Ira was talking about versus taking out 15 minutes to explain it within the story. I personally thought it was funny that Ira did the whole spiel (in Part one of our assignments) about how you need to forget high school English stories with the topic sentence and then evidence BUT Ira basically set up his last Act in this exact way. He would give background and a statement then have the other characters fill in the blanks and offer more information to explain his statement. For as much as I hate politics I really like the way the legislator (?) for Oklahoma sold his bill. He pointed out what the people wanted to hear and then used logic and numbers to basically say, “You want this bill to pass because this will save us so much money in the long run and it’s good for society.”

This first audio story was pretty hard to reflect on because I was bouncing back and forth between reflecting on the story itself and then the techniques Ira used to make this.

Today’s Lesson: be yourself, make a connection, and don’t give up.

So first I listened to Ira Glass’ series and now I just really want to be his friend. I listened to all four parts but I think part one and four were the most educational for me. What I really got out of this, to summarize: be yourself, don’t give up, and practice. Glass basically wants his viewers to have a personality. Don’t try to be like the people on television or the people you hear on the radio. Be yourself because there is only one you, everyone else is already taken. Also, the process will take awhile because we have these expectations of what we want to be but we won’t start out perfect. This ties into the fact we have to practice. If we try a few times, suck at it, and decide to quit then we will never be where we want to be. But if we practice at storytelling every week then we can get there. He even showed us an embarrassing audio story of his own from when he was really far into practicing and how he differs now because he kept working on it.

There were also a few pointers I noted while listening. I noted the few things a story needs: to have an anecdote (sequence of events), raise questions, and reflect on why the story is important. If there is no sequence it won’t draw listeners in. If you don’t raise questions then is it really a story or just listing off facts? If there is no reflection then the whole piece means absolutely nothing. I also noted his two errors: (first of which I already mentioned) one is that people try to mimic the TV/radio, and two, there is only one character (usually themselves). I already explained the first error but the second one was actually more interesting to me so I will explain. If someone is telling a story that is completely about one character then how entertaining will it actually be? If there are no supporting characters then there is no conflict or friends or interactions in general. I never even thought about this! Pretty much everything I have ever read or watched has at least two characters.

Side note: his “boring” story was actually pretty suspenseful just based on how theatrical/low his voice was alone with his hesitation between sequences. I want to know more! What happens next?

What I will look for differently now will definitely be how other people talk or act in their own stories simply because I have never thought about mimicking them until I watched these videos. I would also never have a reason to without this class! So of course now I will be paying close attention to how other people talk or act in real life or on TV. I will also try to implement in my own work the persistence he mentioned, as well as trying to be myself. I’m sure as soon as I start recording myself one day I will start acting like a confused robot because I will have some kind of stage fright. I will try to just relax and be me. I will also try to remember to raise questions in my stories and to reflect. Although, I am still confused on how the reflection works in a story because to me it seems like a conclusion but he mentioned to forget high school story set-ups.

Next I listened to the short interview with Jad Abumrad. He basically put into words why I always like the book better than the movie. Audio stories are cool because they’re like someone reading you a book so there’s minimum effort like watching TV BUT you get to create your own images versus the TV that forces them onto you. I also thought it was cool how he explains how empathy works with the radio and the listener: there is a co-authorship that basically one is creating the story and the other is making the images. There’s some mutual understanding here that a non-listener would never have.

I think this has implicated me in a way of how I will feel when listening to the radio on a long drive. Having someone speak to me and it sounds personal for such a long amount of time, I will probably feel like I just made a friend! I think this connection that both speakers kind of mentioned will be something I look forward to finding when I turn on the radio (or for future assignments). I also think that Abumrad has influenced the way I will read or listen more than ever: I will not only make my own image but will feel a connection to the author. I have probably felt this before but now I will be searching and attempting to reproduce myself.

 

Yes Mr. Walmart janitor, I am taking a picture of your restroom sign.

So this blitz was definitely more of a challenge than the first one for a few reasons. One, I couldn’t just find everything in my house, I had to actually actively search in public places for my items. Two, I couldn’t just find a picture that could explain itself, I had to find things to photograph that took my own reasoning behind it. My own personal perspective. Three, I couldn’t take a natural looking photo of proportion or unity no matter how hard I looked. I believe this is because when I have an idea of something in mind and I cannot find it, I run into trouble for looking outside the box. Whereas for the pictures I have in my slideshow, I saw an automatically thought this is it. And to me, that is my most important instinct for art, photography and storytelling in general. Otherwise, I have to force a story or edit the photo to death before being okay with it.

So the first photo is for color. It is definitely something I need to explain because it was not what I was going for originally. To me this photo has multiple usage of color. First one is how the tie dye on the left is full of warm colors, the one on the right is full of cold colors, and the one up top is a mixture of both. This of course drew my attention in. Why is it that I put all the warm colors on one and cold colors on the other and I like those better than the mix of the two? I honestly believe this is the perfectionist side of me coming out. I want all the warm colors together to wear when I am wanting to feel happier (exam day?) and then cold colors for pretty much any other day. Why would I ever mix them? But the top shirt is a mix of warm yellow and cold blue? Why does this work for me? My only explanation is that together they make a pretty color. If I tried to mix blue and orange then my shirt would be brown. Ew. When I first saw these shirts together I thought it looked like warm vs cold and the greener shirt was the mediator. This in itself was its own little story. I also analyzed why bright colors are used for tie dye. Well pastels would probably fade and would have more of a preppy style than bright hippy rainbow colors. Black and white is just… what? a cow shirt? Sepia would just be a yellow and brown shirt. So a diaper tie dye. Great. I also liked how the kit came with blue, pink, orange and yellow. No red, but two warm colors similar to red. This made me wonder why but my only explanation was that they could sell more for a price versus just the three primary colors. So the bright and bold rainbow colors it is! The reason I believe this was a bad design is because I really wanted a picture of a romance movie ad that was all pink and girly, or a horror ad that was black and gray and creepy. Then I could talk about how the colors add to the mood and change the meaning of each ad. Not a picture with all the colors combined. And definitely not a picture that had to be explained so much just to share my reasoning of taking it in the first place.

The next picture is a symbol of a women’s restroom in Walmart. I felt SUPER weird for taking this and so my trade off for getting a pretty dull picture was my embarrassment for putting myself in the position of publicly taking a photo of a restroom sign. Did I mention this was public and I had an audience? ANYWAYS yes this photo is a symbol, not too much explaining needed here. Go me. I think this was interesting though because if someone is looking for the restroom, they immediately look for the little stick lady wearing a dress or the stick man. These very basic figures represent a location. How odd. And the handicapped restrooms have a stick man sitting on a C and people understand that the C is a wheelchair. If I was a kid I probably would have no clue. The thing separating each of these rooms is simply a dress and a C. That’s it. No wonder I accidentally used the men’s restroom that one time! I believe I hit the nail on the head here with the whole “symbol” thing, it was just not as fun as the other three. But better than taking a picture of a doorknob for the function picture (but again, embarrassing).

The third picture is for minimalism and again needs more explaining. This photo also receives a love/hate reaction from me (though I am my worst critic). This is from one of my friends houses, who is a huge zen hippy that eats organic and goes to yoga. She does not have much artwork around the house but she has this. This picture is also right next to the door when you walk in. To me this says, “This is who I am, I will let you know that right now. I am zen. My house is zen. Even my dog practices zen (he doesn’t). And I hope you wish to at least accept this idea as you walk into my home.” That is minimalism to me. When you have one picture of something, anything, and it means a whole lot of things. This is not her saying she praises Buddha, and therefore not a symbol. This is a piece that represents her ideals and practices. I am proud of noticing this canvas and for seeing this for what it is, which could not have been possible if not for this class. This class has definitely made me step out of my comfort zone, think out of the box, and notice more of the little things. Thank you ds106. I may not be awesome at this kind of stuff yet but I am trying to catch up to your level! Slowly but surely. This may not be what someone would call minimalism, and maybe I failed at that part, but this is my idea of minimalism and for that I pass myself with this design!

The last photo is of balance, or symmetry to be specific. I tried so hard to find natural symmetry but this was as close as I could get (who knew the flowers around my house could be so painfully unsymmetrical). This was awesome to me because even the trees bend in the same direction and I have half a bench on either side of them. I also love how the background is very unsymmetrical. One side has a tree up close, the other a far away tree with a bright sky. The contrast between the foreground and background throws me for a loop every time! The difference here is that the symmetrical foreground is a man-made set-up while the background is nature being it’s chaotic self. I pass myself for this design as well, even though I wanted a design that was either symmetrical or not.

 

Spirited Away? More like Running Away

Pop Culture .GIF – “Make an animated .gif of something pop-culture centric. This could be animating a celebrity, part of a music video, or a TV show/movie. It doesn’t even have to be from today… head back into the annals of history and pull out something that used to be pop culture back in its day.”

Tutorial:

  1. Figure out what you want to make a GIF of
  2. Find it on YouTube
  3. Go to your favorite GIF maker (mine is https://makeagif.com/ )
  4. Click on Create GIF and make a GIF from YouTube
  5. Paste in URL from video you want
  6. Move sliding bar where you want GIF to start and the second bar to how long you want the GIF
  7. Click CREATE GIF and DONE! SAVE! Make sure it opens and moves on your website!

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So I personally believe Miyazaki has created some of the most beautiful animation from this time. This film (Spirited Away) was probably one of my favorites that I just so happened to catch on Cartoon Network. I considered myself lucky to have randomly caught this one TV. What amazing themes about saving our world! What beautiful colors and animation! What creativity! And because of these reasons I have picked this hilarious scene from Spirited Away, where Chihiro falls down the steps and breaks out into a run just to smash into a wall. Brilliant work.

So you see this girl running. What is she running from, and to where? I’ll tell you a different version from what a few of you may be acquainted with. This is Chihiro, a homeless beggar girl from town. She just stole the clothes on her back and now she is on the run! Running for her life actually, because that is the price to be paid in her town. If only she had been more cautious. Behind her, at the top of the stairs, is an angry man with a loaded hunting rifle. Below her, at the end of the stairs, ends up being under construction. Her only hope to get away is to jump into the river and try to hide or swim away. Swim Away. A much better name for the story behind this GIF than Spirited Away. Here, there are no spirits. Only thieves and angry men with guns.  Much more realistic. You would be angry too if someone stole from you. But then again you would steal clothes for your back too if you had nothing to exchange them for. It’s all about placing yourself in the shoes of someone else. But in this story, I wouldn’t want to be in her soon-to-be-soggy shoes.

 

When Garfield falls short for his lasagna

Animals Doing Funny Things – “Find any thing that has something to do with an animal doing something funny. Turn it into a GIF!” http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/animals-doing-funny-things/

Tutorial:

  1. Figure out the subject of your GIF
  2. Find video on YouTube to use
  3. Upload video on https://makeagif.com/
  4. Figure out where you want the GIF to start and end
  5. Make sure the GIF is short and makes sense then SAVE
  6. Click picture and make sure it’s a GIF after upload onto website

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Here is yet another post involving cats because obviously I just really love animals (mostly cats and my dog). So for this I just looked up a short cat fail video because that was basically what I did all during this past school year when I got stressed. I had to start the GIF a little later in the video because at first the cat was just sort of sitting there looking around. As for the end of the GIF I ended it a few seconds after the fall. I could have just had the fall and it would look like a funny loop but I feel like there is more character, more of a story, with more before and after the fall.

This GIF is just about a very fluffy cat that just wants to be able to fly with the birds (so he can eat them of course). I’ll call him Garfield. Garfield knows his owner is watching closely as he is about to take off. He wants to make his owner proud. Garfield also wants to live out his dream in the clouds among the flock. How cool would that be? To not only be able to fly, but to be able to actively chase the birds in the air AND catch them for dinner. What a life! So Garfield decides to gauge how high up to jump, bobbing his head up a few times, and then prepare his legs for the jump. A shake of the butt, and phew he’s off! Garfield is flying! Wait… now Garfield is… falling? THUNK! Maybe Garfield will stick to flying only in his dreams. And cut back on the lasagna.

 

Good Vibes Only

Motivational Poster! – “De-Motivational posters are very common on the internet these days, but people often forget about the thing they were based on–Motivational posters. Why not make one of those for a change of pace? Motivate yourself (or someone else).” http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/motivational-poster/

Tutorial:

  1. The hardest part: figuring out what picture and what quote you want to use along with your goal for inspiration
  2. Find the picture online and post it into gimp to edit (you may have to crop it to make room for text or to delete clutter)
  3. Add the appropriate styles/colored/sized text onto the image
  4. DONE- save!

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Growing up I have always been a sucker for quotes, I even had a quote book. However, this piece is not just about finding a cheesy motivational quote and slapping it onto a pretty picture. No, this piece is more of a personal one. Welcome to the dark side of my blog. In high school I dated this really loser guy for a long time and he made me feel so low with his words and actions I felt more like the mud, not the lotus. When you’re around that kind of negativity for so long because you couldn’t realize that it wasn’t a normal thing, your whole identity starts to change. It starts to shrink and deform into something ugly, something unrecognizable to yourself. You look in the mirror and can’t recognize your own eyes. It even affects the mind. You think, “Are these even my thoughts, or are they thoughts I have been conditioned to think?” This happens to many people, male or female, and maybe they won’t realize it for years. But the story here is the story of a girl who dated a guy who threw words at her like daggers. They were so sharp they were similar to a paper cut that definitely cut deep but was so thin and precise it went unnoticed. Eventually she did notice. And she left. When she left, she had another problem. She had to either find herself before him or she had to recreate herself. Either direction was a challenge. How should she talk? Act? Think?

A few years later, she went to this beautiful garden that had the aroma of love and electricity of life. She was taking pictures of these lily pads (actually mixed in near lotus leaves) when she noticed a few radiant flowers towering up over the water. This seemed unusual because she was not aware that water lilies could grow that high! She decided that they were so different and beautiful she just had to figure out the name of them so she could find out more about these delicate flowers. She found out that they were in fact lotus flowers: flowers that are thin and papery, however they grow through muddy waters best. She also found her new (and to this day) favorite quote that shaped her life forever: “Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” (http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=20779) Also a Buddhist proverb from her religions class in college: “The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest mud.” Hearing this quote in college was a huge reminder to keep growing. She even decided to get an outline of the lotus flower as a tattoo so it will forever be a reminder to rise up.

Rising up was exactly what I wanted my motivational message to be. A lotus flower rises up through the mud and reaches up high out of the water towards the stars. This is what I want my message to be to the world. Whether you live a perfect life or not, there is always room to keep growing.

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Sometimes even a Wednesday can feel like a Monday

Create A T-Shirt – “FOr this assignment, you get to design your very own t-shirt! Find a blank t-shirt template, then add a picture or some text. It could be a joke, a pop culture reference, a movie quote, or anything else you want.” http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/create-a-t-shirt/

Tutorial:

  1. Pick a blank image of a shirt design you want and put it into Gimp
  2. Find a graphic image you would like for your shirt and save it
  3. Free select (or fuzzy select) your graphic in a different window
  4. Drag graphic onto shirt image
  5. Resize the graphic to the size you would like
  6. Find witty saying to add to shirt (even better if a pun)
  7. Add text to shirt and make sure the font is legible, color goes with shirt, and size is acceptable
  8. DONE = SAVE

assign3So I LOVE cats, but at the same time, I am one of those people who will say cats are Satan’s helpers. They can be full of attitude, do what they please, and bite for no reason. Or at least in my experience. So the cat image here is a mixture of both of my mentalities when it comes to cats: hellish and adorable at the same time. I also went for more of a Grumpy Cat text here: sassy. However, I added my own Grumpy Cat twist by making the text include a witty pun. Woo go me. I also wanted the style to be something I would personally wear because why do a creative assignment that isn’t even me? So I went for a black and white edgy look that is a mix of a hipster graphic tee and just a statement tee (“I hate Mondays”, “I woke up like this”, etc.). I also didn’t want just a plain white or black t shirt so I picked out the baseball styled shirt.

So you’re in a Forever 21 on a Monday night because your little sister needs a last minute dress and it has to be trendy. You’re also a broke college student so shopping in the mall is like flying first class. Ain’t gonna happen with -1k in the bank account. You’ll stick to your Ramen and thrift store buys. You’re also anxious to get home because you have a long night of blogging to do and you’re already exhausted from working 8 hours. But you figure, you’re already there, might as well look around instead of standing awkwardly doing nothing. So you peruse the t shirt section because it would be the only thing there remotely cheap enough to buy on a Ramen diet. Lo and behold: you come across this beauty. Your face cracks into a grin because you feel like how the cat looks. And also need lots of coffee to get through the night. You check the price tag with fingers crossed hoping it is at least under ten bucks. It is. Score! You skip gleefully over to your sister who looks at you funny because two seconds ago you were sighing dramatically to emphasize how much you didn’t want to be there. Now you’re smiling? You show her your newest treasure, that you will wear more times than you should the first few weeks, and she decides to reward you for going by buying your t shirt. What a lucky day! Maybe this shirt will cause even more luck than that old four leaf clover from elementary school.

Taken 3? More like Liam Neeson must be an awful father

Truthful Movie Poster – “Imagine if movie posters told the REAL story about the fillm they’re advertising. Redesign an existing movie poster by changing the text/images to tell us the real story.” http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/truthful-movie-poster/

  1. Figure out which movie poster you want (honestly hardest part)
  2. Figure out what you want it to say
  3. Add the text on top of the blank movie poster, making sure that the colors and font are at least a little similar to the original
  4. DONE = SAVE

Taken-3-Promo-Art

So when I came back from my Europe trip a month ago, my parents decided to FINALLY watch Taken 3 (they had been eagerly awaiting my return  before watching it). My dad asked me if I had seen it yet (looked pretty interesting) but I said “Nah, I saw the first one, but after that he just becomes a bad father”. So as soon as I saw this assignment I figured hey, might as well do Taken 3. Also, I watched Deadpool like a day after that and when he basically said the same thing I said my inner fangirl came out full swing. Which doesn’t really happen. Plus, do Marvel characters even have fangirls?

So the story behind this is that Liam Neeson has lost his daughter for the THIRD time (not a complete fact, but hey, this is my story). The first time was in Europe. Then it was at the mall. And finally, the grocery store. Neeson decides that what is best is to just microchip his daughter, never let her move out, and have her take online classes the rest of her life. Eventually, his daughter finds DS106, falls in love with it, and sees my post. She is slightly offended, finds out she’s been micro-chipped, drops out of all other online classes to move to Hollywood to try to be a singer with a blog. The end.