Writing for Digital Media Blog

The following blog entries are dedicated to my current Writing for Digital Media class at University. Please feel free to check them out!

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Plagiarize Yourself

Remix

This week’s prompt was in relation to the remix section of our class that we were ending this week. The particular prompt asked us to find an old piece of writing that we completed in the past, cut it up, and then paste it into the booklet rearranged! Although this seems rather odd at first, I can assure anyone who is curious that it is honestly so rewarding. Having the ability to formulate a completely different idea or remove context from my work is incredible. However, I think the most invigorating part is that I am reshaping my own thoughts and feelings. This is what makes remixing stuff truly exciting to do!

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Cut out the panels of a comic strip, rearrange them, and paste them here.

cupcakes remixed

This prompt was really fun to do because I got to reinvent one strip of my favorite webcomics, Cyanide and Happiness! Now I do want to explain that they do have their own Random Comic Generator on their site that allows anyone to make hilarious shorts. Additionally, they have a Card Game that takes this idea and makes it into a game for friends! However, this post is going to be a little bit more than a shameless plug…

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Write A Fan Letter.

Jensen Durica

Dear Jensen Mikelle Durica,

I want to start this letter off by explaining just how much you mean to me. Not only have I been privileged to see your gorgeous smile for the many years we were friends, but you have also been an emotional rock for me through some of the toughest parts of my life. Now here we are several years later, engaged with an absolutely precious child and I honestly could not be happier. However, there is much more to our story and so much more that I am thankful for…

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Ask someone to coffee…

This prompt was the first that I can honestly say I was forced to sit down and take a closer look at my situation. For those of you who are unaware, people like to say that I “have a lot on my plate”. While that may be the case, I know that I am unable to agree without sounding vain. However, something I can openly admit is that I sometimes become blind to those who have helped me achieve what I have and continue to enable me to be the best version of myself. So today, I sat down for coffee…

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Who do you feel are your competitors? How could you turn them into collaborators?

This prompt did a fantastic job at reminding me of why I really feel passionate about my major and hobby – computer science. In my field, almost every other developer is technically a “competitor” because they are trying to design programs and apps that redefine the way we use technology. This makes for a constant challenge of staying up to date with the best processes, libraries, languages, etc.

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Ask the person nearest to you what you should do with this page…

This prompt really opened my eyes to the amount of influence that entertainment media has on my generation. For those of you who were unaware of the prompt’s layout, it was just a series of dots aligned to make a grid. We were then assigned to do exactly what you would expect from the prompt, get ideas from the person nearest to you.

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10 things I want to learn.

Stack of Books

This prompt really had me thinking about my schooling and general understanding of learning in a broad sense. While I realize that I could easily name ten different topics of interest to me, it felt unnecessary to try and “limit” myself to only picking ten.

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