Summary week 3

Storytelling is something that is all around us. It is something we need to familiarize ourselves with in order to compete and stay relevant. Although stories do follow the same overused outline there are ways to brand a story in a way that makes it refreshing. It is no secret that Hollywood isn’t producing “new” stories, but I have noticed over the last decade that the same old stories have reached a deeper level than before. Their writing seems more daring to explore relatively untouched subjects now. Storytelling has also become a major part of video games as well. I personally enjoy the “story rich” video games the most, especially the ones that are released one “episode” at a time.

Anyway, here are the writing assignments for this week.

And lastly, here is my post with my links to writing advice articles.


Letter from out of the blue

I recently just joined a postcard club and will be sending out postcards this week. I have already received 3 since joining. My plan is to find a stack of old unused postcards from an antique store and use my typewriter to write them out. I will update this post when I have finished writing my postcards to send out.

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Happy music

For this assignment I debated about using the emotion “inspiring” since the songs I find that make me happy, pumped, or just plain emotional I find them to also be inspiring. So I decided to just go with happy to narrow it down.

The first song is called Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The lyrics are fun and the best bit in my opinion is the little dialog the duet have towards the end. It’s just a good human story that creates almost an admiration for the two singers.

Another song that makes me happy is Ragged Wood by Fleet Foxes. It makes me want to take a country drive with the windows down. It simply makes me want go out and experience life.

Lastly is Crosses by Jose Gonzalez. I think a big reason I enjoy this song is because it is from a video game I play called “Life is Strange”. Hearing it transforms me back to this virtual world full of mystery and human relationships. I played this game during the midst of my divorce and it was a beautiful escape for me.

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Nonhuman Perspective

Some people sprayed me the other day. It left a mark. They were chased away by flashing lights before they could finish. I enjoyed their company and I hope they will come back to visit me again. It was nice not feeling forgotten in this dark alley. Why were they chased off? Were they doing something wrong? They seemed to be having fun and it was the most fun I’d had in a long time. They had a box that they placed on the asphalt. When they pushed it’s button, music broke out of it so loud that it startled me. It was music I had never heard before. The rhythm was fast and if I had feet, they would be tapping along. Their laughter and smiles as they sprayed me warmed this old concrete. I hope they remember me.

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Summary week 2

At first I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this weeks topic on copyright, but I ended up really liking it. The articles I read were great along with the documentary. They covered this very important and often misunderstood topic. I also very much enjoyed the freedom to chose what projects we worked on and it was an added bonus to tie these little projects together with a theme. I am looking forward to next weeks tasks!

Here is my post on copyright.

Here is my post on the documentary.

Here is my post on the “show your work” article.

And finally, my “Splash” projects.

Splash Mini Projects

This week I decided I would watch the 1984 movie “Splash” which I had never seen before. This first little project is the letter Allen would have found on his front door if Madison had just left while he was out.

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I also made a music video for the movie. I looked up to see what songs came out the same year as the movie (1984) and believe I found the perfect one.

Finally, I made a gif using a clip from the movie. It is a Myers Briggs personality type joke.