For this post, I am finding pictures from movies and videos related to the theme of myth, legend, and folklore. I don’t believe I will be very great at finding these specific examples that match the “narration” of the image, but I will try.
Moment: I chose a scene from 300 where the photographer who would’ve taken it had to be thinking there was something going to happen before it actually did. I think lighting and depth is used as well, but I’m sticking with moment for this image
Balance: For the rule of thirds, I chose Sebastian from the little mermaid dancing and sliding down King Neptune statue’s foot.
Foreground/Background: I chose the movie poster of “The Water Horse” That movie is about the legend of the lochness monster. This image shows a beautiful background with the loch in the front with the boy.
Selection: I chose the 9 headed dragon from “Percy Jackson, the Lightning Thief” for my selection. I think that is a cool picture!
Contrast: I chose “Percy Jackson” again because of the lighting with him and the dragon spitting fire at him in the air while he’s in the air with his flying shoes.
Perspecctive: I chose a picture from “A Knights Tale” with the characters looking down at a camera.
Depth: I chose another scene from “A Knights Tale” with Heath Ledure jousting. He is close to the camera and it shows the crowd in the background.
Lighting: I chose a picture from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” when Harry was dueling Draco. The sun was right on Harry creating more drama in the scene.
What makes a good blog post title? I think it depends on the person honestly because I might think a title is funny and witty, but the next person might not get the joke or reference I’m trying to make.
I personally enjoy song lyric titles when they fit with the story, but just random ones are funny too! I like when the titles are witty and personally creative. I have noticed when I comment on other people’s posts, I tend not to read the ones that have a plain title. The more grand and out there it is, the more often I’ll actually read it. Kind of like, “What the heck is this title supposed to mean? Well, I’m gonna read the post to find out!”
I think writing for the web is different because I’m able to be a bit less formal with my style. I’m used to writing scientifically, but this is like me writing or talking to a friend. I’m really enjoying it. It doesn’t change the way I write 100% though, because I am still needed to be in detail about what I’m writing and why I’m writing about that certain topic, but it changes the direction I take in starting my sentences, or using slang, because most people who talk or are on the internet now a days know what the new slang is.
This week has been good. The assignments weren’t too much to handle and the readings weren’t long which made me very happy! The video that we were assigned to watch definitely made me laugh out loud foreal! the way the guy explained the story timeline was so great! And I realized a lot of my favorite stories and movies are like the Cinderella timeline he showed at the end, and as an example of that, I chose “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” as my folklore story to analyze. I thought that would be a good story to analyze because it’s my favorite movie and it has great examples of the whole mythical creatures and wizards that folklore does.
For my character, I created a guy named Solenya. He is a wizard with a tragic back story, and has a mind that left him years ago. I’m really questioning all the mischief he’s gonna get himself into, but I think it will be a fun time writing about such a character!
The writing assignments I did this week all added up to 10 stars. I did two 3 stars and two 2 stars. The first 3 star one I did was Future Me?. I definitely thought that planning my life in the next ten years was going to be a bit easier, but boy was I wrong. The next 3 star assignment I did was a poem parody. I thought this was a fun one to do, and I had a lot of fun writing it cause I just talked about me stealing someones pizza, which I do often! The first 2 star assignment I did was my bucket list. I wrote this list because I really do want to do all of those things, but since i’m broke right now it wont happen soon, like the traveling and the skydiving. I would like to think that I’ll have at least those five things checked off in the next ten years. For the final two star assignment I completed was what I called Alphabet Soup. I thought this was very hard! It’s difficult trying to make a story work that has those rules of each new word has to start with the next letter in the alphabet. I had my friend help me, and he came up with some of it, and we laughed the whole time, especially on the words that started with the letters v,w,x,y,and z. ESPECIALLY X!!!
My daily creates this week are as follow:
My character is, Solenya, a wizard that is a 165 year old drug officiant. He has lived a long life, but still has the heart of a one hundred year old wizard in his prime. Solenya dabbles in brewing potions, he steals from the apothecary in order to replenish his own stash, but he is also good. He spends one day a week tutoring his nephew Tade. He is half crazy already, but there are moments of clarity long enough everyday for him to successfully walk away from certain death. He is about 5’4, but on a good day, 5’6 with shoulder length wavy, very soft, grey hair, and a beard half his height, because the longer, the greater the wisdom.
Solenya grew up in a tavern in the woods with his alcoholic mother who was a witch, a great witch in her prime. His father left in order to fight for the king when he was a baby, but never came home. He grew up with a talking horse that took him on daily adventures to get away from the tavern life. Solenya left the tavern when he found a lass two forests over, but in his beginning stages of potion making, he accidentally turned his lass into a cloud. After that tragedy, Solenya kinda lost it, and here we are.
I chose “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” for my story because it relates to the folklore theme with wizardry and dragons. There is some foreshadowing in this story such as when Harry had a dream about the graveyard, and when Moody acted weird at the beginning dinner scene drinking the poly juice potion in the corner.
Another storytelling technique was the whole story started in the depressing scale, and never really got happy, except in a few parts.
I liked the depth and complexity of the world design, like the spells, hogwarts, hogmead. I liked the way it seems so natural to have wizards and dragons in the real world. Everything pretty much worked in this story. All the questions raised from the beginning were answered in the end. The story developed character and setting, by having three other books before to develop the setting, but the characters were different in this specific story. There were characters from different schools that were brought to Hogwarts for the Tri Wizard Tournament immediately went to their “houses” such as Ravenclaw and slytherin.
I chose to do this assignment because I have no idea where this story could lead, but I’d like to find out!
As Berry crawled down escalators, fire gained him igniting Jesse’s knees. Laughing maniacally, nearby other people quietly ran straight towards unopened visible windows Xecuting yellow zombies.
I know I didn’t find an actual word for the letter X, but that crap’s hard!
The assignment I chose to do for two stars is to create a bucket list. I’ve made one years ago when I was in middle school, but I threw it away when I was about half a page into it. I think it’ll be fun to make another one, and maybe if I write it down, i’ll be more likely to actually do it!
- skydive: I’m afraid of heights, so I think this will be a terrifying way to hopefully get over that fear
- Travel the world: I just want to see different cultures, and experience everything first hand
- get a dog: I know I can easily do this one, but I want to be a little more financially stable and be able to have more time to devote to him or her
- Move out of Virginia: I believe this one will happen way sooner than I imagine because I’m applying to jobs all around the country and world
- Bungee jump: Just plain ol terrifying, but seems so awesome
That’s just a few things I really want to do and accomplish. There are so many more things, but that would take literally all day to type out.
I chose to make a poem parody because I am not a big fan of poetry, so this would get me out of my comfort zone. I am parodying a poem called “This Is Just To Say” by William Carlos Williams.
I have stolen
that was in
you were definitely
I’m not sorry
it was delicious
and so saucy
For this assignment I decided to write a letter describing what I believe my life will be like in 10 years from now. I chose this one because it would be neat to actually see what I thought my life would be like in 10 years when I don’t even know what i’m going to do with my life after graduation in December.
So, in ten years, i believe I will not be in Virginia. I think I will be in either Florida, Colorado, California, or Oregon. I would love to be in those specific places specifically because of how beautiful they are and all the environmental opportunities they offer as careers. I believe that I will be in my third or fourth year with my environmental company, and loving it so much. Hopefully I will be hiking, and traveling in my spare time, so having a job that pays well will be a plus!
I don’t think I will have any kids because I plan on adopting when I am completely ready, and I do not see myself being ready anytime in the next 10 years. I think I will have a nice rental house that maybe me and a boyfriend are living in together. I think it will be full of art and at least two dogs cause they need to be friends with each other.
I will most likely still have short hair since that is how I love to live, and i’ll probably have a few more tattoos. Hopefully I’ve been to another country in the next 10 years, but not living there, I don’t actually know exactly what I want. I plan to just live my life day by day till the day I die.
After writing this I can definitely tell I don’t have my crap together and that this assignment was harder than I thought it was going to be cause who really knows what they want to do in 10 years.