said: I’m so happy you commented! It’s always nice to see that other people at UMW like BTS! (If you’re ever walking around campus and you see a red car with. . .
said: I saw the BTS Mic Drop gif and I had to come comment. I’m looking forward to your radio show! My group opted for a less narrative/plot heavy approach so. . .
said: Have you ever considered creating an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you. . .
said: I look forward to hearing your bumper!! We can always have more than three if anyone else is interested in creating one. I saw this post while I was in. . .
said: Love your GIF
said: I love the last one! The top font goes with the image so well.
said: Exactly! I wasn’t planning on making the radio bumper today, but I’m glad I did! I feel much better about where we are now.
said: Thanks! Can’t wait until you get to hear it!
said: Tell it!!! I feel that even though we may be behind a slight bit compared to other groups. I think pressure and tight time frames usually brings the best ideas. . .
said: The Talk Shit Show……I can’t wait to tune in to hear all the shit talking that will be going on. It sounds like you guys have a good jump on. . .
said: As I said on your weekly summary I really love this. It’s so simple, but the juxtaposition of the text and the perfect photo tell a very simple but strong. . .
said: I like your choice of color — it definitely evokes a sickly feel. I would play a bit with the positioning of elements. Some of them seem a bit close. . .
said: The show idea you guys have come up with sounds great. Make sure you try to use your segments to tell some stories — either several shorter ones, or a. . .
said: Sounds like a great show, and your poster is a very nice, clean design. Might be interesting to throw something unexpected into it that hints at the apocalypse — like. . .
said: I think your letterboard daily create is my favorite of all of them. It tells a story, which is cool.
said: I added them in audacity before uploading!
said: Thanks! The word cloud took me MUCH longer than I thought it would. I like how it turned out though!
said: I had not thought of that! I’ll definitely keep it under consideration for future design assignments!
said: That is strange because when I click on the link, I can see the juxtapose
said: I believe it was mostly talk but some music in between breaks.
said: I did make this all through Audacity!
said: I used Audacity to record myself, and then I actually just used Youtube and searched “zombie walk” and pressed play when I wanted it to be heard in the recording!
said: This is an amazing review. Seriously, the point of the assignment was to tell an actual story about using the product during the apocalypse, and you hit it out of. . .
said: Thank you! Big bucks here I come…
said: No problem, that was what I was trying for haha.
said: Were you able to get your juxtapose of two images to work? I see a link here, but it doesn’t seem to go anywhere.
said: Like the repetitiveness of the hats, keeps it fresh on a persons mind. And regards to the 100 dollars and cookies, I hope I find it because I could I. . .
said: I really like the background you chose for your character!
said: Very creative assignment! One thing to keep in mind — whenever you’re working with audio or video, it’s better to rely on SoundCloud or YouTube to host your media. They’re. . .
said: Really nice work with this! And a great write up of your process, too. One thing that I think might improve it is if you added a semi-transparent (or even. . .
said: I think maybe you linked to the wrong audio file on Frequency 2156? This one seems to have been uploaded in August. I’d love to hear what you created!
said: I really enjoyed your contribution. It’s kind of haunting to think about a mother trapped and trying to help her baby survive.
said: “How, then, are we supposed to balance being a successful creator while also keeping ourselves from becoming solemn” I think this is exactly the question that she is grappling with. . .
said: Nice job with the sound effects. Did you download one to use or did you actually make that sound effect of dragging feet yourself?
said: This is actually really funny and playful.
said: Honestly when I was trying to edit the finch in I originally had it small. But when I got finch in the overall photo it showed up large and I. . .
said: I loved all the pictures you took, I especially loved the one of the windows, thats such a beautiful view. Here I was stressing finding signs and things outside my. . .
said: With all these posters I sure hopw someone does return it and in a hurry. I hope I can find it just for the reward.
said: I like the logo might have to do one as well for my character Carson Gordon. Good Job!!
said: That’s awesome your mom was a radio host. Was it just talk radio or music, too?
said: Nice job with this. Did you create it in Audacity before you uploaded it?
said: As I said on your other post, I love that you love radio. I grew up listening to NPR basically constantly. Now I live in the country and the signal. . .
said: Oh my gosh, I love The Big Broadcast so, so, so much. When I was a kid (a loooong time ago), we’d listen to it on Sunday nights driving home. . .
said: Thank you so much! I did add the flowers on there myself, so I’m happy you like them!
said: This is so good, Daniel! One of the best alternative book covers I’ve seen yet!
said: I love that you used your trip to a museum/gallery for these! You have some nice shots!
said: Nice work on the storyline for this! I like how it cuts out at the end. Did you add the sounds using the tools on the Frequency2156 site or did. . .
said: Really nice job with the book cover! I like your choice of fonts — they work well together!
said: I’m reading Wool too and I have to say…your book cover really fits the novel perfectly. If I was Hugh Howey I would deff hire you!
said: I’m laughing so hard right now. I love how you put “answers to: Martha’s Hat” I would give this two thumbs up just for that alone. Thanks for the laugh!
said: I just love your character! He seems like a funny guy, but also very strong. I would say he’s a great guy to have on your team during the apocalypse!
said: LOVE this! It reminds me of a classic horror movie…kind of like Scream!
said: I like this a lot! The background is soft and not-intimidating, and the font itself is professional but not strict. It reminds me of a local family doctor, well done!
said: I love how you kept the personification from the lost dog template, I will now roam around the HCC calling out “Martha’s Haaat? Martha’s Hat!”
said: Try not to be too discouraged. We all have weeks that are challenging and when we feel off. And grad school app season can be super stressful! If you’re still. . .
said: This is gorgeous! The font/design and the name itself go so well together, did you add the flowers yourself? If so, they’re on there perfectly!
said: Thanks! My career is up in the air right now so that very well might be a possibility haha
said: How did I miss that you have a pet pig?! That’s awesome.
said: This is a really beautiful cover!!
said: I really like how you gave her props. She really stand out in her colorful outfit against the crowd of people wearing black.
said: Ok so I read the title of this post and totally started singing Reflection in my head! Haha! (Good luck on your voice midterm!) I got to take a look. . .
said: Happy (Belated) 21st Birthday! I love how you had one continuous theme (Las Vegas) for your DesignBlitz! It’s always so cool when you can use one concept or theme to. . .
said: LOVE this! It’s so creative, and I love how you shared multiple versions! Also, the cover you created for your magazine is so cool! It looks like a cover of. . .
said: I love your “Lion King” quote from your Daily Create!! I also LOVE your word cloud! I love the colors and also the ways in which the words are placed. . .
said: Thank you!!
said: So impressive!!!! looks so great 🙂
said: Looking for his mother every Sunday sounds so sad and amazing at the same time! It will be interesting to find out how his childhood will impact how he reacts. . .
said: Thanks! 🙂
said: Thanks, I really like how the words jumbled as well.
said: Thanks! You should definitely think about shaving your head! Maybe next year?
said: I love the color scheme you chose! I can really tell that you thoughtfully created this design and used the design principles we learned this week. Specifically I can see. . .
said: I am obsessed with your Lost poster! I especially love the text you put at the bottom like I laughed so hard at the “not you!” part because it reminds. . .
said: That would be an interesting twist! I wanted it to be that he died because of the beginning of apocalyptic events (whatever our apocalypse will come to be) but we. . .
said: I really like this word cloud and the representations in it! I am especially interested in the smaller jumbled words (like “protected” “scared” “humanity” and “empathy” all together in the. . .
said: Thank you! I really love gifs (like an obsessive amount) so I definitely seized this opportunity!
said: Good I am glad you did, I figured the dog needed a strong name.
said: I figured it was personnal yet effective to locating her prized possession.
said: I joined this group on a whim, but after finding out that Carson’s dogs name is Mufasa, I have no regrets!
said: I love the alignment photo! It’s amazing how something that seems so simple can fit one of the design principles.
said: I love how much thought and effort was put into this cover! I saw the comment about bonus points if we make it into a GIF and didn’t even consider. . .
said: Yeah this is an old house we are about to tear down at my parents house. I had taken a picture of it for the photoblitz but used it for. . .
said: This is suchhh a great cause! I have been to a St Baldrick’s event in Stafford at an Irish Pub called Paddy’s, and so many people were shaving their head,. . .
said: I think Flick and Bobbi Jane are going to get a long really well! I love how you added your own background on the Hero Machine it looks so legit
said: thank you! I’m aware of how difficult it is to read and I’ve been trying to figure out how to change the text color / or change it to a. . .
said: Yes! Petition for dogs to be on every book cover ever 2k18.
said: Lol great job! I love that you used the pic of her wearing the hat.
said: This is so good! I love how personalized this photo is to what she’s like. I can’t wait to learn more about her.
said: I seriously loved learning how to use Canva and it really lifted my confidence as well. Loved this post!
said: I am a Theatre major and also talked about theatre in this blog post! I know I’m a little late, but I’m so glad you were able to take that. . .
said: I’ve never read your blog before, but oh my gosh it’s so pretty! Also, I love how simple and pretty the resume is! I can’t wait to learn more about. . .
said: Thanks! 🙂
said: Thanks! I am really crossing my fingers for the bolo tie.
said: Thank you so much! NYC really is great, isn’t it? I’ve only been in the Summer, but I’d love to go in the Winter!
said: This is so awesome and kudos to you for doing this most generous thing. I love the poster and everything that it represents. It’s awesome seeing the stuff we are. . .
said: I really liked reading this post and all of the thought that you put into creating your character. It really shows that you enjoy the novel you’re reading. Also! I. . .
said: I think this is my favorite “Hero Machine” product yet! Your character and your setting match together really well.
said: Nice movie poster! It’s minimalistic, but also portrays something really powerful. The contrast is also aesthetically pleasing. I love it!
said: So for some reason SOund Cloud isnt taking any of my audacity edits i dont know why
said: I will get this fixed right away thanks for letting me know!
said: This book cover looks really professional!! It would definitely lead me to pick up the book and wonder what it is about! It’s amazing how simple, yet meaningful it is.
said: this is hilarious! You did a great job placing him in this setting, well done!
said: I think this postcard looks very professional! Great job! I love NYC too I have visited during Christmas and Summer… both amazing and you captured it very well!
said: I really like her outfit! Also she must be very brave… because I would never be in that building alone!
said: the site had a bug that was preventing some people from uploading. it should be working now, but it’s too bad it wasn’t when you tried to upload. Would love. . .
said: I can’t actually play this track on SoundCloud. Can you take another look and upload it again?
said: Nice work with this! can you tell us anything about how you made it?
said: Giphy is amazing for making gifs, really. While Photoshop is nice for really detailed work, for a quick gif, I love Giphy. I had never seen Train to Busan until. . .
said: I’m really glad you found these resources useful. I actually spent a lot of time putting them together, and I’m never sure if people really use them!
said: This is actually super eerie. . .
said: this is another great audio assignment! The babbling baby at the end is very effective. You seem to have an affinity for audio!
said: for you first audio project ever, this is great! You did a nice job layering sounds without overwhelming the main point– your voice. I agree, I’d love to know a. . .
said: Hi! I love your character. this for sure came out better than mine. I enjoyed how realistic she looks. I love yours so much
said: Thank you so much! I worked hard on it!
said: It looks as if he is actually there, good job on incoporating your character into the setting, miss my blockbusters….but thank goodness for Netflix. Godd Job!!!
said: Addison is quite an interesting character! I like how you put her traits how they could both help and hurt her. Did she kill her husband??
said: I haven’t seen the Bolo for quite sometime, but maybe just maybe it will make it’s comeback in the future. You did a good job of imposing your character into. . .
said: I feel you did a pretty amazing job on this being that you said you had no experience or lack of resources prior to starting this. I love the more. . .
said: That blockbuster would be the perfect place to hide in the apocalypse – most zombies wouldn’t even know it exists! <3 But seriously, if you had a way of getting. . .
said: If and when the time comes I may have to take you up on that!
said: Such a great story! Can’t wait for the movie!
said: Hey — congrats on the season! I saw an article in the Free Lance-Star yesterday with your picture front and center!
said: I love this! Makes me super nostalgic for Blockbuster. It’d be a great place to hunker down in during the apocalypse too… all those snacks and entertainment.
said: Bellamy is such a strong character! I love the backstory.
said: Thank you! That’s very helpful. I had a hard couple of weeks and fell a little behind, but I’m posting as much as I can as quickly as I can. . .
said: Thank you! That’s too sweet. I had a hard couple of weeks and fell behind, but I’m posting as much as I can as quickly as I can to catch. . .
said: your website and work geeks me. i love your spin with this class and i truly enjoy reading your work
said: This is awesome! You totally have a photography eye! I love the pic -Elaina
said: I really enjoyed reading this! You are seriously such a talented writer- I can’t wait to read more of your work 🙂
said: Thank you for leaving a comment Taylor! I appreciate you letting me know the link to my broadcast wasn’t there. I thought I had put it in, but then realized. . .
said: I just felt like the end of The Road was a stark contrast from the constant cycle of uncertainty which i found to be hopeful since everyone strives for stability.. . .
said: I like that you kept the theme of the Handmaid’s Tale in your assignments. In the resume assignment the juxtaposition of Offred’s work experience was startling to me even though. . .
said: I like this! The audio feels like someone is sitting alone somewhere just listening to this song and broadcasting it. Eerie!
said: You figured out one of the secrets to success in DS106 is to spread the work out over the week. It definitely makes it feel less overwhelming when you take. . .
said: Sometimes the sheer amount of changes you can make to a wordpress theme can make it seem overwhelming. I’d say start with the little things like changing the default header. . .
said: Thanks! She is a science teacher!
said: It’s interesting that you found the ending of The Road to be optimistic. I had a different feeling from it. After everything the boy and the man had gone through,. . .
said: I absolutely love that you added the meaning of her name! I always like characters whose name means something important to their lives and their story lines. I am definitely. . .
Rachel said: You can hear these songs in my DS106 Playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcSS4pwqDBrKyBVnOZCWlCAOJoFqcAwDX
Taylor said: I enjoyed listening to your dispatch! The sound effects helped add to it! And just a tip…you can always link the URL so it’s easier to get to your dispatch,. . .
Taylor said: Your character sounds like a great addition to a team! He sounds smart and may be helpful if we need to grow our own food during the apocalypse!
admin said: I agree. It is always good to see the ways that we all use tools so we can be inspired by each other. And if you ever want to learn. . .
admin said: I found a way to embed glow worms into concrete.
Chris Ringham said: Thanks! I’m pretty excited about the radio project coming up – it’ll be great to work with some others from the course, and I hope we get to make some. . .
Chris Ringham said: Thanks! Yep, I was able to upload with no problems – I placed the audio clip over Quantico Base.
admin said: Thanks!
admin said: I’m not sure. One can only hope.
admin said: Thanks! I think she will at least start out mysterious and closed off, but we’ll see as the storyline progresses!
Katie said: That definitely sounds like something I would like to check out in the near future!
Neo-Rev said: I love the screens playing in a still picture. Having close to zero experience with Final Cut Pro I enjoy seeing the various ways in which it could be used. . .
Neo-Rev said: Thanks for sharing some of your previous work with us. I am by no means an audio buff, but I enjoyed “Softech”. With all your experience in audio creation I’m. . .
Neo-Rev said: Your resume gave me a good chuckle. I appreciate the fact your character seems totally unprepared to deal with the approaching threat of the end. Somehow though I think Alex. . .
Neo-Rev said: Your Frequency 2156 audio gave me chills!
Neo-Rev said: Yes, I love the connection you made to reading and listening. It makes me wonder if there is any difference between how we visualize these things mentally if we are. . .
Crystal Nmoh said: Love the video, it was a nice, I mean scary touch to your post
said: I like Alex Whitmore, I think I would love to have her as buddy during “The End”, but what kind of teacher is she? Is She a History, English, Science. . .
said: I like Alex Whitmore, I think I would love to have her as buddy during “The End”, but what kind of teacher is she? Is She a History, English, Science. . .
Martha said: that’s awesome that you have lots of audacity experience and that you like it! A lot of students find it a weird transition getting used to the interface
fishstory said: wow lots of great details about Evelyn — she sounds like her improvisational nature would make her an interesting fit in any group. . .
Martha said: I want to know what is glowing through that door?
Martha said: Great work! Were you able to upload it to the Frequency site?
Martha said: Can you link to the audio you created and uploaded to Frequency 2156 for this assignment?
Martha said: Glad to see we have a zombie hunter in our midst! A few notes: Whenever you create something like this for the class, make sure you save it in a. . .
admin said: Thanks so, so much!! 🙂
Katie said: Namely walking over crunchy leaves! So satisfying!
Martha said: Nice job! I like that you edited the crowd so that it didn’t sound like it was looping over and over again!
admin said: I did, I just went back and fixed it, let me know if you can see it now 🙂
Jenn said: I love your good sounds mix! I too love rain and strings music, so this was really relaxing for me. If you were to make another mix that included the. . .
Jenn said: I love your post! You clearly have thought out your character. Do you think that the apocalypse will present an opportunity for Caleb and Tala to reunite and overcome their. . .
admin said: Thank you!!
admin said: Thanks so much!
Katie Hartraft said: I love how you tied Magic School Bus into the apocalypse! Also “Is $100,000,000 worth your life? … We think it is!” had me actually busting a gut. I’ll take. . .
Katie Hartraft said: Dr. Huddleston could help lessen, or even end!, the apocalypse, the people of the world should be happy to have her! I love the coincidence of her being in Seattle,. . .
Katie said: Right?? I dug a few pages into the audio assignments page and found this and thought it would be so fun! I also wanted to watch many of the movies. . .
Katie Hartraft said: Your dispatch is really well done, your voice acting is particularly convincing! RIP Derek
Samara said: I worked with Audacity a few times today, and it definitely increased my understanding of not only how to layer sounds, but also how difficult it can be initially! It. . .
Caroline Rose Callahan said: I really like how you gave her such detail. At first i thought you were making a damsel in distress character but i see her more as a side kick. . .
Samara Wong said: How did I not see this assignment?!? I love Disney (and your mashup)! You have inspired me to binge watch all of these movies.
Samara said: I’m sure Alex will live a long time when/if the apocalypse occurs! He reminds me of the father in the movie The Road by caring about his own survival before. . .
Samara Wong said: I agree that the emotion in a person’s voice really adds to the apocalyptic story they are telling!
Katie said: Thanks!! The music I got by using the program 4K Video Downloader and extracting the music from YouTube videos.
Samara said: I agree! The apocalypse can’t be THAT much worse than what she’s gone through. Can it?
Joshua Jenkins said: I really liked the mash-up off all the disney songs, usually when we hear disney songs they are up beat, you gave yours a really dark tone and I loved. . .
Crystal Nmoh said: I could never do all the assignments in one day especially if I were sick, I also found that the tips did not help with my photography.
Joshua Jenkins said: I can actually say I love your sound choice with the thuderstorm and the summer night outside. The two sounds I love to hear when I want to take a. . .
Joshua Jenkins said: First off I love the website look, secondly I like your laid back give no effs character. Computer geek who has no motivation and is a loner. Overall I like. . .
jetjenk43 said: I really like your character, one that would be a natural leader. The survivors will definitely need a plan to survive long term and seems like Alex is up for. . .
admin said: I would say I had a slight hang of audacity, I just touched on the very basics. As I know this app has much more to offer I look forward. . .
Neo-Rev said: During her time as an elementary school teacher did Alex specialize in any particular discipline? Or lead any interesting projects? I’m hoping when the end comes she will help teach. . .
admin said: I honestly just played around with the different filters on the Iphone camera! I did have troublw trying to get the two pictures to align as best as they possibly. . .
said: I wonder will the end bring out his selfishness more or will such a traumatic event cause him to change? Will he use his ability to persuade for good? I’m. . .
Neo-Rev said: Winifred sounds like an awesome person. I hope that when the end comes she can maintain her peace even when times get tough. We’ll need people like her to help. . .
Neo-Rev said: That indeed was super annoying. Sounds like you already have the hang of audacity. The overlap between the grandfather clock going off and the baby crying was great.
admin said: That is an interesting take. Even if he was, he still wouldve had to bear consequence.
Neo-Rev said: I loved the way you interwove gifs and images in telling your backstory. Tala is badass! With an impending apocalypse upon us will she try to hide her past or. . .
Neo-Rev said: I do love Bradbury’s imagery in “There Will Come Soft Rains”. I too get the feeling like I’m watching a movie while I’m reading. One of the things that this. . .
Neo-Rev said: This is too funny! The juxtaposition between something that is usually scary and a normal day to day activity is great. Nicely done.
Neo-Rev said: I agree with Caroline. This is a great juxtaposition! Looks like we should save up lotion for the apocalypse.
Neo-Rev said: Does a story have to explicitly spell out a typical story arc? Do you think an infographic like this gif can tell a story? https://www.revealnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/NationalQuakes2005-2015-400px.gif What about these kinds of. . .
Neo-Rev said: Do you think JFK would have been the reason for the apocalypse? He came fairly close with the Cuban missile crisis.
Neo-Rev said: I loved that quote from Jad Abumrad’s too. I am a podcast junky and have noticed that the sound layering (like the crumpling of paper) is one of the big. . .
Martha said: Glad you found the resources useful. The audio production behind the stories we’re listening to (and talking about and eventually making!) is pretty fascinating when you learn more about how. . .
Martha said: I love, love, love the picture of the mason jar. The colors and the composition are really nice!
fishstory said: I’m really glad you enjoyed Train to Busan. I had never heard of it before this class, but it’s now one of my favorite movies. I like the scene you. . .
Martha said: I go back and forth on the GIF question. Sometimes I think that GIFs (and other forms of new media) may be forcing us to rethink what a story even. . .
Martha said: The Road is intense. One of the hardest movies I’ve ever watched. What did you use to create your GIF?
Martha said: I can’t seem to see your photos. Did you post them on Instagram?
Anne Armour said: Thank you for commenting! I’m happy you enjoyed the photos I did this past week. The camera in the picture is not mine, however. I just found a photo on. . .
Carol said: Sorry I thought it linked to my instagram, but i love this picture because i am in my favorite place Carova, NC at a beach with my fiance
Daniel Pan said: Hey! i enjoyed your pictures this week. I was wondering if that was actually your camera in the picture?
admin said: Haha thank you! 🙂
admin said: Thank you! I used www.giphy.com to create it, this website was super easy to use and upload/cut the video from YouTube!
fishstory said: I love this. It’s super simple but really effective. Did you have any trouble creating it?
Martha said: Nice job with the GIF! What did you use to create it?
Martha said: Your zombie self is terrifying. 🙂
Martha said: Great GIF choice. Can you tell us anything about making it. I think it’s both a powerful moment in the film (imagine if an inferno like this was your only. . .
Martha Fay said: I resisted watching The Road for years, and finally broke down for this class. It is masterful but so, so hard to watch. It’s interesting that you thought La Jetee. . .
Martha said: Nice work on this — I really like the photo of the chain link and the building. It’s an interesting angle, and it actually gives a feeling of abandonment that. . .
fishstory said: What do you love about it?
Martha said: I love that you and your girlfriend are completely clueless about the gathering horde of zombies. (Don’t forget to tell us the story behind your media creations!)
Martha said: I like your observation that a gif had a beginning and an end and that is an essential element of a story. What do you think about looping gifs (I. . .
Martha said: I love your juxtapose and that you achieved this with photos you just took (instead of editing them a lot). It really works!
Martha said: Nice work with the Photoblitz. One tip: if you paste the instagram URL of each photo into a line by itself in WordPress, it will automatically embed! That allows you. . .
admin said: I am huge Walking Dead fan and they have an app called “Dead Yourself” that is so awesome!
Martha said: Your green text is burning my eyeballs. 🙂 Love your bird picture–nice contrast between the shapes of the leaves and the shape of the bird, itself. Looking forward to seeing. . .
fishstory said: I can’t see the juxtapose on this post, and I really want to!
fishstory said: Nice job. The three photos share a similar color scheme, which helps them work together. I wouldn’t mind seeing them larger, though! Where in NC are you from? I’m a. . .
Martha said: I love Train to Busan so much. Great choice of a scene. Any thoughts about the framing/cinematography of the shot itself? I think the foreground/background when you see the teenager. . .
Martha said: Nice job on the juxtapose! How did you get yourself zombified. Or is that a real picture?
Elizabeth Finto said: Can your cat please come to school? Our campus needs more animals! Especially to help protect us! 😉
Elizabeth Finto said: I also watched The Road! I liked it a lot, and it surprised me how much I enjoyed it! The scene you chose for your GIF was awesome! I loved. . .
Caroline Rose Callahan said: You website rocks
Caroline Rose Callahan said: Your Juxtapose picture is amazing! I love it!
Chris Ringham said: I’m glad you liked it! I didn’t even know that – the poem pairs pretty nicely with that new fact haha, thank you.
Chris Ringham said: I’m glad you enjoyed it! My interest in Black Mirror, the storytelling prompt, and my computer science background all collided to make this project.
Chris Ringham said: Oooh, “being followed/watched” – I definitely see what you mean! I never thought of it that way, but it kinda does look like in some movie right before a kidnapping.
Rachel said: Wanna see this on my Instagram? Click the following link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfHEHt1F4uF/?taken-by=rachs_story
Samara Wong said: It’s interesting to see how everyone’s definition of a story differs! It definitely seems to have an impact on whether or not they believe a gif can be a story. . .
Katie said: Thanks! My roommate casually has a plastic skull from target in our room year-round, so I took a picture of it, deleted everything around it, and placed it in a. . .
admin said: Go right ahead and use that phrase! Haha!! I love it! Thank you, I’ve had to hold on tight to my glasses! At times I’ve felt like Velma from Scooby-Doo!
lsargen2 said: I’m absolutely dyiiiiing. Best fav photos are of adorable babies like this! Those first moments are so precious, I imagine.
Lauren Sargent said: I love your Train to Busan gifs! I watched that one as well and you captured a story perfectly in the one where Seok-Woo runs to Su-An. Look at the. . .
Rachel Melvin said: This post is REALLy well organized. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on our photography assignments this week. I especially enojyed scrolling through your Photoblitz challenge pictures and seeing what you. . .
Taylor said: Loved your review of the film, The Road. I am glad you liked it so much! I thought the GIF you chose was a good choice, because there was a. . .
Samara said: Of course I did! I’m 50% sure Wheels and Mac have holes in the pasta just so you can eat them with chopsticks.
Katie Hartraft said: Impressive you could do all of this while being sick! I really like the first picture: the bubbles in the glass of the lights with the blue of the window. . .
Katie Hartraft said: I like the blend of technology and the undead! (also, my roommate likes the photo too, she keeps making bad puns, primarily “is that ‘eye-zombie’?” (like the TV show))
Katie Hartraft said: I like the filters and saturation in all of the pictures, it really ties them together. Also the positioning of the camera, following the person in the photos, feels even. . .
Katie Hartraft said: I’m going to adopt the “apocalypse look” phrase, if I could! Also, nice to see your glasses have stuck with you so far into the apocalypse, you’ll need them to. . .
Martha said: I think we need to make a wall calendar called Cats of the Apocalypse. Hendrix can be the poster-kitty.
Joshua Jenkins said: I think you did a good job achieving the end product you were shooting for. I have noticed that this week I had to step out of my comfort zone. . .
admin said: Thank you! I have to say, anybody can be tech-savvy! I know that’s cheesy, but this class will really help anybody improve their tech skills
Taylor Malone said: Nice post!
Taylor Malone said: This is so cool! I wish I was tech-savvy and creative enough to do something like this! Also, your website is absolutely killer.
Katie said: Thank you so much! It’s hard for me to write just plain narrative about my work and <em>not </em>include any of the stories I see emerging from it.
admin said: I had to watch this portion of La Jette a couple times due to the amount of time the producer spent on it, and followed it up with the man. . .
confusedaccent said: Wow, I love how you connected the museum to the protagonists’ death. It’s almost like Chris Marker, the director, was saying “The protagonist is going to be like these preserved. . .
Jenn said: I am not even kidding when I say that I am obsessed with this post. I love your idea and how you were able to insert a narrative into your. . .
Jenn said: I also rush and take a million photos usually. So I too learned to slow down and try to elevate my quality. I also chose to look at an Abandoned. . .
Samara Wong said: I considered using the same scene for my gif! There were so many amazing events that I thought represented the movie. I had a list of seven or eight that. . .
Joshua Jenkins said: I enjoyed your post so much that I decided to watch the movie The Road as well. I really liked your interpreation of it and the GIF you had used. . .
admin said: Thank you! And a photo of yourself is not boring! I think that capturing yourself is really nice because it inserts a human aspect into your photo’s narrative.
Joshua Jenkins said: I really like how you made Monticello an apocalypse stronghold. I used a picture of myself bleh boring. But your idea was quite creative. I like how errie and dark. . .
Katie said: Thanks to both!
admin said: Ya I tried to give the picture a story since that was the theme of this week, I’m glad you like it.
admin said: Ill put both the juxtapositions from word and also the website to show similiarities. Since I was unable to change the color on the website provided.
Martha said: This is nice. But did you try actually create a Juxtapose at https://juxtapose.knightlab.com/ ? That’s the final step of this assignment, and it’s super easy if you follow the instructions. . .
Samara Wong said: What a cute dog!! (The photo editing is good, too)
Samara Wong said: I love how you created a story to go along with the assignment! I hadn’t thought to do that.
admin said: Yay! My egotistical Millenial mind says I have to talk about myself immediately so I made sure to do it. And Rachel is my style icon and icon in general!
admin said: I was surprised too! Mirrors are a godsend for signaling AND getting spinach out of your teeth. Totally recommend.
Taylor said: Nice post! I agree with your analysis of La Jetée. I also was convinced to watch The Road just by your blog post. Currently watching it now!
Katie Hartraft said: I’m from Chesapeake with family in VA Beach so I go there all the time too! The sky is so pretty, even at all times of the day, I love. . .
Samara said: Thank you!
Samara Wong said: Did you create that image? I love it!
Casey said: I really enjoyed this post of yours! You explained La Jetée great. Even though we all have to write up this same blog post yours is highly entertaining. The gif. . .
Taylor said: love your ending! I was so interested when reading it!
Kevin Hodgson said: Very cool … Taking the story on from another perspective, and using the underlying code to do so, is intriguing. Kevin
Katie Hartraft said: This. Is. BRILLIANT. Perfect poem choice: Frost wrote the poem jokingly, but it was taken by the public seriously. And your rendition is amazing, every line is pure GOLD.
Chris Ringham said: Oh shucks – thank you! I’ll try to deliver the quality and the timing in the future…
Martha said: This is a very subtle but effective alternate ending. It shifts the focus away from the absurdity of technological remains in the absence of humans and instead makes us think. . .
Martha said: I like this a lot (I mean, it’s really sad but I like it). I particularly like the rythym of the piece, how you break up the paragraphs with the. . .
Martha said: Love your review — what I really like is that you actually tell a little bit of a story behind the review. If anything, I want to know more!
Martha said: Great writeup. The one piece of advice I have is to link to your work from this post so that people can click through and see each piece.
Martha said: Very nice, simple and straightforward. It recasts the story for us, making the survival of humans no longer the center of everything. A house can be happy, even when its. . .
Martha said: I love the Groundhog Day aspect to this — no matter what opportunities they’re faced with, humans inevitably find a way to destroy themselves, in the same old ways as. . .
Martha said: I’m glad you liked The Defenders! It’s one of my favorites on the list for this week, and I think you’re the first person I’ve seen who read it. As. . .
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Martha said: Did you leave this comment on Amazon?
Martha said: this seems ambitious — what world record would you want to break and what would you actually do with a pile of a billion dollars?
Martha said: I’m confused about how this is a ds106 product?
Martha said: Reminds me of this story: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28767/28767-h/28767-h.htm Nice work!
Katie said: A whole book like this, I don’t know if I’d love it or hate it!
Geoff Morris said: Very creative post! I did not know that about Crayons!
Jillian said: I love this. I hope cats take over the world.
Katie said: I took so long trying to write about Quidditch using such restricted words that I totally forgot to write about writing it! I definitely will make sure to do that. . .
Martha said: Great job–how hard did you find it to do this challenge? Whenever you’re writing up assignment posts, make sure you take some time to write the story behind your work,. . .
Martha said: ‘This is great but I want to hear MORE 🙂 What happened with the apocalypse happened? What kind of apocalypse was it and what did the devil experience when it. . .
Lauren Sargent said: I’m just imagining what whole books written like this would be like and dying a little bit. I’m sorry you hurt your foot-leg meet up place and I hope it. . .
Lauren Sargent said: This was so cute! I bet a world full of dogs would be a friendlier world (I hope, anyways). It does make me wonder, if the world were to end. . .
Katie Hartraft said: Neat recipe! Maybe one day I will have the resources to make it myself–every time I try to grow my own 60 separate grape plants my camp gets overridden or. . .
Katie Hartraft said: I agree to the terms of service.
Katie Hartraft said: So glad this mirror worked well for you in the apocalypse! Glad to hear it cleans easy and its smallness redefines “compact” mirror. I took a communications course last semester. . .
Rachel Harris said: This is hilarious! What an awesome perspective, I would have never thought of this.
admin said: I love gifs too! I really find them useful to add meaning or highlight something that I want to add focus to. Thank you!
admin said: Thank you! “The Screwfly Solution” is amazing. And I am low key obsessed with gifs
Elizabeth Finto said: This is so cool! I like how your haiku talks about the world during the apocalypse! I also LOVE GIFs and so I love how you used them to illustrate. . .
admin said: Thanks so much! It took me a little bit of time to figure out how to do it but I got it done! Hahaha!
admin said: Thanks so much!!!
Rachel Melvin said: I chose this short story as well; it was a rad read. This post really brought the story to life and it’s just amazing overall. It’s super detailed and explains. . .
admin said: Thanks! I love adding obscure and weirdly specific things
Rachel said: Reading this comment made my day!
admin said: Martha, Your comment has made me rethink my original post…I really love that you made me question what really matters when reading a post-apocalyptic story, and will ask the same. . .
admin said: Samara, You’re right! It is interesting now that I think about it. However, the reading didn’t suck me in as much as I believe it could have…but I definitely think. . .
admin said: Oh my gosh, I was feeling very ill as well! When I heard that you were getting sick I knew there was something up with the school. It felt more. . .
admin said: Yes, it is the legend of a town that has survived for generations although they are in the middle of a warzone.
admin said: It was for the Strange Brew daily create. I will be posting more soon.
admin said: Like I said before, this is a new genre for me and ya I’ve seen clips of zombie movies here and there. But I was really amazed at how many. . .
admin said: Ya I surely hope so, I don’t know why I went with the most random animal not known to this area except zoos as my short story. But I figured. . .
Samara Wong said: I read “There Will Come Soft Rains” as well. I found it different that there were no human characters, but I thought that made it more interesting! A world without. . .
admin said: I have no doubt about it!
admin said: I read a book about them in fourth grade and have been in love ever since!
Samara Wong said: I love this! I always wonder how people are able to coordinate the first letter of each line and make it flow at the same time (especially the X). I. . .
Jenn said: I really like the product you chose! I also like how you made your review have a story aspect in it. I kinda felt like I was reading an excerpt. . .
Jenn said: I really liked your review! I completely agree that the female character in “Finis” was botherably fragile. The protagonist basically mocks her even though she reads “deep books” and can. . .
admin said: This was for the assignment called “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” and I’ll make sure to go fix the spaces right now! Thanks!
Martha said: who knew amazon was a source of so many zombie-killing weapons
Martha said: I think Finis’ publication date on 1906 is what gets me. It is a bit stilted and dated, but it also feels super relevant to our current fears about the. . .
Martha said: I love both of these for different reasons. You’ve struck on an aspect of TCSR that is really interesting–you’re just starting to believe that the technology and the house will. . .
martha said: This almost sounds like a recipe one could follow — except maybe the bone a friend or foe. Did you do this for the Strange Brew daily create? Or was. . .
Martha said: I really love There Will Come Soft Rains because it does expect something of us, as readers. For me, some of the best stories are ones where everything isn’t crystal. . .
Elizabeth Finto said: Elaina! This is so amazing! I love it! It literally made me laugh out loud. I love GIFs and these GIFs definitely describe what you should do in the event. . .
Martha said: Poor Mr Rodgers. That rooster looks so harmless. Who knew?
Martha said: Congrats, I think you’e one of the first in the class to edit their About page. It always warms my heart when I see this. And great gif choice. 😀
Martha said: I really love this story, Lauren. It reminds me of one I just ready by Octavia Butler called Speech Sounds. In it, a plague robs some people of the ability. . .
Caroline Rose Callahan said: I really like your website a lot and how you use gifs for your writing entries. It made it fun to read
admin said: Thats funny, the link works for me! But trust me, it’s a pretty cool camo hammock.
martha said: Wow, this is great. Is this a story you’re been working on? It seems like you’ve got a lot invested in the storyline and characters
Martha said: I appreciate your honesty. In The End, we’re all going to need to be honest with each other.
admin said: I will be reading the War of the Worlds!
Martha said: Your theme is perfect — it looks like we will all be participating in one storyline this week. It’s going to get chaotic and I suspect you’re right, there will. . .
Martha Fay said: I hope you enjoy the passage — it’s one of my favorite books.
Martha Fay said: That video is terrifying! Nice story to go with it!
Martha said: I think you’re the only one to choose that book so far–look forward to hearing what you think (it’s actually one I haven’t read).
Martha said: I completely agree. If we’re not careful, all this burning of fossil fuels could lead to . . . the end. 😀
Martha said: The blackhole scenario was absurd. I felt like they just needed a way to end it, and that one was different enough that it worked. But despite the general silliness. . .
Martha said: I love this story. I had a cousin whose fav game to play when she was about four was The Incredible Hulk. She’s run around trying to rip her shirt. . .
Martha Fay said: I love what you’re doing with your site — did you decide on which book you’re going to read yet?
Martha Fay said: Ha. The turkey baster. I’m reading (actually listening to it now) and believe it or not, the turkey baster continues to be an object of great importance.
admin said: feminist SF during the 70s is pretty cool, right? Check out The Screwfly Solution this week if you’re particularly interested in this. It’s dark but a great read.
Katie said: Nice buy! I went to the product page you linked to but I couldn’t see anything in the pictures, so I guess I will just have to take your word. . .
admin said: I think in the coming weeks, I will read the newer version. As with many of his more modern works, i have heard that they are much easier to read. . .
Martha said: I agree, I would much rather go in a big bang than any of those others. The idea of having to watch people I care about suffer is terrifying. Whereas,. . .
Martha said: Thanks for sharing the backstory to the story — I was wondering what your inspiration was. It reminded me of a lot of traditional origin stories I’ve read.
Martha said: Tip: try pasting that code above into the WP editor after you’ve clicked the “Text” tab. Whenever you have raw code like this in WP, you have to paste it. . .
Martha said: End Day is ridiculously cheesy, but I still found it entertaining. In any caese, don’t worry, we’re going to start watching some really good films in the coming weeks, so. . .
admin said: Thanks! I thought the story of Easter Island was pretty interesting and slightly apocalyptic, so I thought it would be a good fit for the class!
admin said: I will definitely try a couple more chapters of Oryx and Crake before I give up, and read a chapter or two of The Last Man and The Book of. . .
Martha said: Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy O&C. I read it a few years ago and really enjoyed it. It is the first in a trilogy, and each book reveals more. . .
Martha said: I love this! Love how you used the history of Rapa Nui as a jumping off place. V cool.
Martha said: Great novel choice — I’ll be interested in hearing your thoughts about how it differs from the movie!
Martha said: Great story — I was definitely expecting a different outcome. 🙂
Martha said: You did just fine! I tried to be a little clearer in the work for week two (which will be posted tomorrow) about what the actual “assignments” are. It can. . .
Tracy said: Hi Elaina, I wanted to tell you that I really loved your animation. Out of everyone’s, and they were all good; yours was the most thought provoking for me. Art. . .
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