Category Archives: Assignments

No Comments on Bubbles: Reflections

NOTE:  This was a creative writing assignment.  I have not nor will I ever be a pole-dancer.  Seriously, people.

Hi there friends!

Just an update on what’s been happening this last year for me.  Soon things are going to get real busy around here and I wanted to catch everyone up while I had a few moments.

I can’t believe it was just a short time ago that I was working at Orlando’s as a pole-dancer...

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No Comments on DS106 Jedi

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I ran across this fellow with his special lightsaber, so I added some text for fun.  Enjoy!

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No Comments on Tutorial: Legit I.D.

Uh oh, you’ve been asked for some I.D. and depending upon your circumstances, you may need to craft something together for your story character in a hurry.  First, you’ll want to start with an example to use as a template within whatever your character exists.  You may want a labor union card, passport, driver’s license, library card, or whatever.  See if you can find one by searching images in Google for the state or municipality in which your character lives...

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No Comments on Postcards from the Hedge

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This is “Postcards from the Past” for a writing assignment to further the story for my character this semester. My re-imagined Bubbles is a retired pole dancer who used to work at Orlando’s Gentleman’s club in Baltimore.  She began working as a confidential informant for Kima Greggs, a detective on the Baltimore Police Department, and eventually straightened up her act with some help from Kima.

Now she’s in E...

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No Comments on Wanted: A Tutorial

So you want to make a Wanted Poster.  There are a few online sites that can help you out:

Mobile Fish

Glass Giant

Tuxpi

Image Chef 

Here are a few tips and tricks you need to know:

You need to keep the file size down and a good way to do that is to turn your image into black and white.  In Photoshop, you do that by selecting Image > Mode > Grayscale...

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No Comments on My Fair Abbey

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As my final project character’s story is evolving, I needed to advance her progress to the next level where she becomes part of a television show loosely based on some of her life experiences.  So, that meant I needed to invent the television show and now you’re all caught up.

I mashed up a movie poster of a “Downton Abbey” spoof I made along with an excerpt from an old movie poster of “My Fair Lady“...

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No Comments on First Time in London for Bubbles

I did the assignment “Create Your Dream Vacation” where you imagine your vacation and put it together on Pinterest.  Never having an account there before meant I had no experience at all with “pinning” things onto a virtual bulletin board.

Since this is becoming material for my character who is on her first trip to London, it was ideal for finding some of the main landmarks like Big Ben and the Tower of London...

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No Comments on Dark Days – Notes on S4:E 8, 9, 10

Episode 8 “Corner Boys” – “We got our thing, but it’s just part of the big thing.” Zenobia

Ahhh, poor Fuzzy Dunlop is getting blamed for providing bad intel.

Colvin pointing out to the kids in the classroom that it’s their training ground for the corners later on and that it’s a safe environment for them to practice without guns and police is a real eye-opener.

Bunk is doing real investigative work trying to get to the bottom of the framing of Omar.

Carcetti is o...

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1 Comment on Transformation: Kurt Russell

He’s come a long way, from little boy to man, starting out as Mr. Walt Disney’s newly discovered child actor to present-day partner of Goldie Hawn.  He was in a ton of Disney movies when I was growing up, and I loved him as an adult in “Tango and Cash” with Sylvester Stallone.  If you look closely, you’ll spot him kicking Elvis in the shin, as a jungle boy on Gilligan’s Island, and on a planet somewhere on Lost in Space...

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2 Comments on Lessons Learned

Today’s Daily Create was to summarize a movie in two panels.  Since we’re focusing on HBO’s The Wire this semester, I chose to summarize Season 1 episode 8 “Lessons” in two panels. The epigraph of this episode is “Come at the king, you best not miss.” which is Omar’s quote and refers back to a chess lesson in an earlier episode, so I included the king chess piece...

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