Week two has been really taxing. I started off messing up and not starting on Monday. I will not do that again. I plan to do a little every night so that I can relax a little on the weekends. I am learned a lot about Noir and myself this week. I started participating in the Daily Creates, my first one was trying to get my Yodel to post. I fought with SoundCloud for over 2 hours and nothing seemed to work. I finally had to switch computers and it worked that way. I think I must have something blocked on my new computer and I still haven’t figured out what that was. Here is my Yodel, it is horrible, but I do like the picture of my cat.
This took me most of the night to get posted, so the next night I was on to the eye selfie. I didn’t have much trouble with this one but I did learn an important thing. Sometimes these posts take a long time to make it to the daily create page. This was frustrating because I kept refreshing the page and my eyes were not showing up. I looked at others that had posted and assured myself that I was doing it correctly. It just took several hours for my post to show up. I didn’t see it until the next day. Here is that post
The next daily create I did was Saturday morning where I read that I needed 10 pictures of my day. This was fun and I had fun putting it together. I started with a word document, this time I found out you can’t post a word document to Flickr, I ended up putting it on a PowerPoint slide and saving it as a JPG and it worked a lot more smoothly than any of the other posts I had worked on this week. Here is that assignment:
I enjoyed trying to put an “easter egg” in each photo.
I did the readings, the stories were interesting, but very dark, you can’t trust anyone in these stories. Here is the link to the write up for those.
I developed my own character, this was interesting because I could see so many things to do with it. I wanted to make her active in the 1940’s because I want her to be around in the “Noir” era. I did make the mistake of submitting my dossier without writing it all down, now I don’t know where to find it. I can remember every thing except the year she was born. Here is my character, Isabelle McIntosh.
I had a hard time working on my writing assignments. It was hard to pick ones I thought I could complete. I earned my 8 stars.
2.5 stars for putting random words into a short story
I also earned 2.5 for the 10 seconds of thanks, I enjoyed it because it was thought provoking.
I had a hard time with the 10 second drawing, I just got the basics done before I had run out of time.
The writing assignment I had the most trouble selecting was the one about my character, it was hard for me to find one that I could use to develop my character. I ended up picking the future text book entry. That seemed like a great way to develop my character and to earn the required 3 points.
I enjoyed writing an alternate ending to “The Killers” by Ernest Hemingway. When I first read the story I thought that Nick needed to try to do more so save Anderson, so that is how I changed the story.
That was my week, summarized as best as I can. I never want to be doing this on a Sunday again, I have got to start sooner.