Posted on March 19, 2018
Hello everybody! These last two weeks have felt like forever. I feel totally out of my DS106 rhythm!!
To start off this two week process, I forgot to do the first required Daily Create on February 27. To pay my penance, I submitted a Daily Create idea. My Daily Create idea I submitted was to create a checklist of your post-apocalyptic daily routine is. One can even use a character from their novel, their DS106 character or a generic apocalyptic survivor to do the checklist on. My example is below:
The next Daily Create I did was to role play that I was the President and I had to give my first command to my government. At first wanted to say legalize marijuana, but I decided that true to my name, cypherpunk106, my character would have wanted to punish the assholes responsible for the BULLSHIT that happened (and continues to happen).
— cypherpunk106 (@cypherpunk106) March 5, 2018
I decided that I wanted to be continually extra so I submitted another Daily Create idea. I decided to make this Daily Create a game. The game is to trick your fellow DS106ers by playing two similar introductions next to each other and then having your classmates reply. Below is my example.
Ever get song introductions confused? Well, do I have a tricky game for you. Play my clip and try to guess which song came first. Songs included are "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes and "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet. Reply your guess! https://t.co/2UoI1ln0d1
— cypherpunk106 (@cypherpunk106) March 13, 2018
Even though I really like this idea, if I could go back I would submit this idea as an audio project idea. After showing a few of my classmates, they told me that it sounds fun, but is a little too much for a Daily Create. So, if I could go back I would definitely save that idea for an assignment and not a Daily Create.
The last Daily Create I did was this week was to write a postcard to someone I love with a message you want to be sure they get. I decided that cypherpunk106 would write to their parents and for one last time say *sorry for disappointing you*.
— cypherpunk106 (@cypherpunk106) March 13, 2018
So while all these Daily Creates were happening, I was working with my group, Alt-F4, on our radio show. I wrote about our process here (you can even listen to our show there too) The first thing I did for this group was create a gif logo. This gif and post are the work that I am proud of this week. I got to mess around in Final Cut Pro make something pretty creative. I think the end result was an interesting Alt-F4 logo.
The last two weeks also meant that I finally finished “Oryx and Crake” Margaret Atwood. You can read my thoughts here.
These last few weeks have meant a lot of independent working. This means that I had to make sure that I was up to track in my Daily Creates and the work I was doing for our radio show. The last two weeks have also meant a break from the routine that I have gotten into for DS106. This was nice because the freeform structure sparked my creativity and allowed me to be present in all the things I was working on.
Now that we are back to our normally scheduled DS106 class, I am looking forward to our video weeks. If you’ve been following along, I have been playing with Final Cut Pro and video shenanigans recently. I am really looking forward to an opportunity to use these skills and apply them to our DS106 class.
These last few weeks have allowed me an opportunity to read a few of my classmates posts. I didn’t want to listen to my classmates radio shows yet because that’s what we’ll be doing next week. So, I read a couple of posts that are pre-radio show meaning the work they did before they recorded their radio show.
I really liked Geoff’s post about his group meeting and planning their radio show. Geoff and his group are going to do a zombie invasion themed radio show! They also are going to interview their personal characters during their radio show. Geoff also created a super legit and really nice graphic for his radio show that I really liked.
I also read Rachel’s post on her group meeting and her graphic designs. Her graphics for her radio show are adorable! I especially love the font and images she chose. The one below is my favorite one she designed.
Well, these last few weeks have definitely been interesting. I have loved hanging with my Alt-F4 group and doing shenanigans with them.
Question of the Week
This week Martha asked
“If the apocalypse were to happen, and you had to become something. . .else. Which kind of something would you want to be and why?
Some kind of mutant, like a zombie, vampire, or werewolf?
A cyborg who looks like a human but is actually operating from an artificial intelligence?
A being from someplace other than Earth?
A supernatural being, capable of feats no human could even begin to comprehend?
A time-traveler with the ability to potentially travel back and forth in time to change the outcome of the apocalypse?
I would want to be a cyborg who looks like a human but is actually operating from an artificial intelligence. I think that this would be cool because I would be really smart. This also plays into my love of cyberpunk because I could be just a lil altered artificially, but still a lil human. I also don’t like emotions, so if I was a cyborg I wouldn’t have to feel things.
Well, that’s it for now. My DS106 brain needs a break. I’ll catch you on the flipside.