• Digital Storytelling

    Creative Storytelling Analysis

    Storytelling is a simple yet complex thing. As shown by Kurt Vonnegut, stories are easy to chart as curves in terms of events. Most stories are predictable, yet people will continuously read them and create new ones following the same formulas. This got me thinking about fanfiction, because it has been such a huge influence in my life. There’s all kinds of fan-made works, even artwork and comics. After looking over the assigned reading and videos, I decided to focus on not one story in particular, but rather the approach I’ve seen a certain group on YouTube use. There is a channel on YouTube called TheBourneFreedom that creates videos featuring…

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    Creative Writing and Writing Creatively

    This week has really been one that’s been busy and full of creative ideas! To start off I’d like to share the writing assignments I decided to do. We were told to do twelve stars worth of assignments this week, which I divided evenly by doing four assignment worth three stars each. First I wrote a video game review for one of my favorite video games of all time, then I created an alphabet poem about something that inspires and makes me happy: birds. Afterwards I created a parody of a famous poem, before wrapping up the week by sharing some songs that really make me happy. You can also…

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    Happiness. Euphoria. Joy.

    For my final assignment this week, I chose to do “Emotional Lyrics” from the DS106 Assignment Bank. I really wanted to do this assignment because music has always been a big part of my life, and something that brings me great joy. Because of this, I decided “happiness” would be the emotion I’d use to pick the songs I’s like to share. However, “euphoria” and “joy” and close descriptors of this feeling as well. One thing I’d like to point out about this assignment is how hard it is to pick just three songs to talk about. As I said, music is something that makes me extremely happy and has…