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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Describe Your Favorite Method of Procrastination

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

So as we wrap up the end of this semester, I do not think there could be a better ending prompt. As I mentioned last week, we began working on our final projects and artist statements. Since this is a huge undertaking, it only makes sense that we should discuss what we do instead of the assignment!

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Describe what you do in six words

Binary Heart and Cap

I love family, programming, and learning.

 

It’s as simple as that! This week’s prompt is the last push until our final project. As we’ve spent the last couple months building up to this point, I was very excited to see that our prompts got to deal with the same topic. Purpose.

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Creative Family Tree

Original Content Web

As we start heading towards the finish line in our Writing for Digital Media class, we were tasked with explaining our “creative family tree”. This concept has been the culminating course objective since the day we all entered class and received our “Steal Like an Artist” Journals. For those of you who may not understand what this means by this point in my blog, let me explain. There is not really very much “original and completely new” digital media out there in the world. Whether people want to admit it or not, most of their ideas came from something before it, even if just the tiniest little bit. So today, we are delving into this concept…

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Write something that could get you fired, expelled, or disowned

Blurred Out Exam

This prompt was really interesting for me because there was nothing that I currently have done in my past that could have applied to any of these terrible consequences. However, as everyone could hopefully quickly realize, it’s hard to not be able to do something that would cause one of these events. That’s what I’d like to discuss today. 

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Make a mixtape for someone who doesn’t know you

Motionless in White

So today I am going to make a mixtape for a stranger. I hope that this list will be able to provide a little more depth about who I am and what I like to do in my spare time. Here goes nothing!

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Take a Walk on Your Lunch Break

Lunch Break Walk

So today I got to take a walk on my lunch break between my internship and work. For those of you who are just tuning in and wondering why it looks like a residential area…well it is! Although I have no idea where my future will take me, I’ve had the privilege of working out of my house for the past 2 years now and it’s one of the most rewarding, yet occasionally draining, things that I have done in my career.

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Draw a map of your typical week

I have been excited to do this prompt since the day that I got home from the bookstore and flipped through my Steal Like an Artist Journal. The reasoning is really straightforward; nobody would expect the kind of life that I have given a map of the places I go.

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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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