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Hexagon Girl

The sixth week of Digital Storytelling draws to a close with this entry, and this week, I created my own love story

in the road

…switched up logos for glam metal bands, first-person shooters, and cable networks for kids

Europe as Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi as Europe
Team Fortress 2: Call of Duty

…went out for a snack, of sorts

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

…flipped the wall clock upside-down

clock upside down

…heralded the start of fall as the leaves change colors

The Trees

…made my personal logo

Lucky Clover

…saluted an early episode of The Twilight Zone

Save Marcusson! (Atari 2600)

…created “Eubankenstein’s” Monster

Eubankenstein's Monster

…accused someone, or something, of knocking out Grunkle Stan

"Leave It To Beaver"

…tried to create the DS106 equivalent of a matryoshka doll

"In Dreams"

…and went on a Design Blitz.

Design Blitz!
Design Blitz!
Design Blitz!
Design Blitz!
Design Blitz!

Also, I read The Vignelli Canon.

Out of all of these projects, I would have to give the vote for my personal favorite to my “Designception” task, which was a tribute to the 2008 anime series, A Certain Magical Index. I’ve actually enjoyed this particular anime series since getting the first season on DVD and Blu-Ray as a Christmas present last year, and doing a Design Assignment on it was definitely a fun thing for me to do this week. The use of symbolism to describe how costly Toma’s bad luck was, both for him and for others, combined with Index’s optimism in the face of certain doom, really helped tell a story of redemption for someone like Toma Kamijo, especially in a world where scientific research can give you “esper” powers, and magic is the focal point of a secret religious sect.

This week, I learned all about responsibility. No matter what job you have at any given moment, we all have a part to play when it comes to a specific gameplan. In Digital Storytelling, its exactly what it says on the tin: telling a story in everything you do, even if it seems nonsensical, at first. You have to take the time to get the job done, first and foremost, before any time can be given for rest. This is especially true when you’re writing your own wacky history, like me and a few of my classmates will in a couple weeks’ time.

If you don’t believe me, here’s the logo one of them designed…


…and here’s the confirmation of the team’s name, courtesy of another’s Twitter feed.

Speaking of which, we’re planning on using our Twitter accounts to communicate with each other more effectively, heading into our all-important mid-term project, which will either be a straightforward send-up of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, or a round of The Unbelievable Truth, a radio panel show that’s aired in the UK since 2006, and had a TV adaptation in Australia in 2012.

In all honesty, I think things are already looking up for my team. Then again, all of my work was completed on time, without complaint, and with no questions to ask, as usual. Nevertheless, I hope to see you all again, with some brand spanking new material, to go with the same old running gags.

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