This week I set up my social media sites and explored the concepts of noir. I had a great time rewatching one of my favorite episodes of Pretty Little Liars (along with other cool examples of film noir,) introducing myself through various forms of social media, and exploring the multitude of ways to incorrectly create and customize a domain.
I took a fairly laid-back approach to introductions, using my previous creative endeavors to reveal my identity and personality to the #ds106 community. I also watched/viewed various examples of noir and introduced Marina and Diamonds’ femme fatale character as my example of the genre:
— sarah kinzer (@karahsinzer) January 19, 2015
I really find amusement and entertainment in the fictional idea of a femme fatale: an attractive, jet-setting woman who brings disaster to the men she becomes involved with. This was the aspect of noir that interested me most particularly. I’m excited to explore this concept more fully in my digital storytelling journey.
I really struggled with setting up my domain, kinzer.us. It was really frustrating at times to figure out how to navigate WordPress and customize my site, but now I’m really happy with the results! I documented some my struggle on twitter:
#ds106 Has anyone else had trouble receiving a verification email? Does this limit my ability to post in a way that'll show up on noir106 ?
— sarah kinzer (@karahsinzer) January 17, 2015
#ds106 Is there a place where posts must be submitted so they'll appear on the noir106 site? I'm asking for a friend
— sarah kinzer (@karahsinzer) January 18, 2015
Here’s a pic of Nash Grier!
(For anyone that doesn’t know, Nash is very homophobic and sexist and generally ugly on the inside!)
Overall, I’m really enjoying this class so far. See ya next week ds106,
xoxo Gossip Girl [Sarah]