Thoughts About Future Assignments!

The first assignment i chose was the “Contradiction Creation”, i deemed this as one i think i can learn to do. The assignment seems pretty straightforward, and is basically meme making so i dont think i’d need to do alot of these projects. I like this because combining the contradictory phrases and images reminds me of sarcasm which i use a lot, daily. In order to do this assignment i think you just need creativity yet precision. Creativity will actually add to the contradiction whereas without precisely pairing 2 things that actually contradict the post can become  a miss. I think these skills are important because creativity is obviously needed in anything media/ storytelling related but precision keeps that creativity clean at the same time.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/


The second assignment i chose, was one that seemed some what harder , this was the “one- story four icons”. I chose this one because although it looks simple it can lead to the creation of a powerful message. Also this one reminds me of those picture game apps where you get four pics and you have to guess the word. Although this may seem quite simple , finding just the right pictures to tell a “story” can be challenging. I think doing a few of these projects could be good for skill building and storytelling skills. This goal of this project is to basically tell a story in very few symbols, in everyday life its hard enough/ impossible to tell a story in one sentence. Aiming to tell a story with 4 icons ensures your precision in getting down to the point, which is a skill needed for storytelling.

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/one-story-four-icons/

 

 

Reaction Post

Due to the fact that this is a 10am class, while strolling in my body is usually damaged & achey from the lack of sleep i just received. However, this class seems very interesting so far, so while half dead, I stroll in excited as well. I like Ryan’s personality, and the way he structures class so thats another plus. Although its early in the morning, i dont feel pressured, im relaxed and ready to learn something new on the computer

….. BUTTTTTTT. this is my Mood When the wifi crashes

Making Me Happy Post

Hello, Everyone So I’m up pretty late with a head scarf on trying to think what makes me happy & the first thing that comes to mind is my HAIR. Yes My family, friends and loved ones are irreplaceable, But im currently loving my hair more than ever. As a young black woman i’ve always been told “your hair is your crown” and now that im fully natural i truly walk around feeling that saying run thru my veins. I find myself watching youtube videos on natural hair all the time and thinking of new styles to add to my “crown”. This week and all the weeks and months leading up to this year, YouTube has helped me With LOVING ALL MY KINKS AND COILS. My hair Represents Me & who I am. These youtube videos have helped me PROUDLY Rock My AfroPuffS&Curls As My Beautiful crown!
My Bestfriend Also went natural over a year ago & I have a few other best friends who have been natural for 3 or 4 years. Since Natural hair means so much to me & my bestfriend recently started her youtube I’ve been really excited and happy about that. With that being said i  decided my first GIF should obviously be her. This GIF represents something most natural women experience, on wash day when we’re trying to define our curls, we do massive head shakes to get our curls POPPIN !!

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