Playing *MASH*

The widespread use of #tbt’s on social media has forced the magical fairy dust of nostalgia upon us. From old school hip-hop figures to colorful slinkys, my childhood is BACK!

I found the fortune teller version of myself back when people began to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. My curiosity always pushed me to wonder what, when, and how. A popular game for me at that time was MASH. It is as simple as a piece of paper and a writing utensil. The point of the game was to determine who would be my significant other, what career I would have, which city I would live in, and what car I would drive in the future. I enjoyed playing the game of MASH better than I liked playing anything else. I guess you could say, I’M A DREAMER.

When Ryan asked us to create a “mash-up” video, my brain traveled back in time to when I was six. Almost immediately, I thought of my forgotten vice- the game of MASH. I’m not sure how I connected my memories to this video, but while my memories took me back in time, I was inspired. And like I said, I don’t know how, but the cloud that my brain sits on landed on the idea of putting together a compilation of girl stupidity. Enjoy.

Animated Jellyfish Graffiti

Although I love the idea of understanding Photoshop, I can’t help but to have mini freak-outs while using this program of infinite possibilities.

People in my circle usually use photoshop to make their butts seem bigger, or to create inexpensive baby shower invitations.

I must admit, I wish I could use Photoshop for both, and more, but I’m too busy “freaking out”!

When Ryan asked us to create an animated graffiti post, I thought that it was a neat idea, who wouldn’t, right? But after the glamor set in, and I realized that I (I wish I could capitalize that i further) would have to create this out of nothing, I practically went into panic mode.

As any college student would, I recollected myself, and attempted-key word, to focus on the task. Of course, all of the different options, tabs, and scroll-down bars acted like a high school pep rally in my head. In respect to my existence, I steered into the safe zone when I decided to follow Ryan’s video tutorial.

This photo was taken by my fiancée at the Georgia Aquarium which is the largest aquarium on the Western Hemisphere. Last week my fiancée and I took a trip to Atlanta. Our main reason for travel was to help his grandmother move into her new home, but I was there to apply for a graduate program at Georgia State University. After our responsibilities were taken care of, we met at the aquarium for a date. The jellyfishes were his favorite, so I decided to use them.

While I am not religious, I must have prayed about four times when I realized that the assignment at hand wasn’t impossible as I had previously thought. However, I didn’t want to play with my luck, and decided to do a simple animation so that I didn’t look like this…


After speaking to Ryan about this post in class, I knew that I should not have been as scared as I was. Watching the eyes flicker on my jellyfish graffiti made me feel like an underachiever; it was sooooo basic

In light of my personal failure, I think that I want to give this assignment another try.

The question is, when?…

 

How I Feel About CT101 4 Weeks Later

On the first day of class, I was really nervous. I did not know what to expect!

nervous raven raven symone chewing gum

After Ryan introduced himself and explained his expectation from us, students, I immediately felt relief.

glee reactions sigh relief dreamy

As I reviewed the syllabus I thought to myself…

Uploading my first GIF I had a certain feeling of cool-ness…

 

As the weeks go by I am loving CT101 more and more. I am excited to see how much I progress in storytelling.

” SOMETHING THAT MADE ME HAPPY THIS WEEK “

Growing up, I was a Disney child. I have probably watched every single film made even as a young adult. I thought it would be a nice gesture to take my younger cousin Josephine to see the Disney movie ‘Moana.’ She was very excited and so was I. We laughed and cried as we shared our popcorn and snacks but most of all we had an amazing time together. I decided to make a GIF using one of the many funny scenes from the film.

Below is a GIF made by using IMGUR:

Below is a video containing more funny clips that we enjoyed: