This assignment is, in a nutshell, cat pic + a quote from Shakespeare = Shakespearean LOLcat. It simply asks you to add some text, but not just any text, Shakespearean text, to a cat picture from the interwebs. I decided to create a video tutorial on how I created this little guy, whom I dubbed TitusCat:
Here is my recorded explanation of how TitusCat came into being!
The Original DS106 Shakespearean LOLcat Assignment…
The instructions for this assignment were pretty straightforward. “That’s it. Pick A Bad Photo, Apply A Vintage Effect And Write Something In Helvetica”. That’s verbatim.
I started out with picking my picture. The whole “Bad Photo” thing is incredibly subjective. After thumbing through some pictures I took of a nearly empty trail mix bag, I wasn’t loving its appearance on film. I eventually scrapped the whole idea and went with a picture of me in High School instead (don’t worry, it’s still bad). Then I used this online photo editor by the name of BeFunky. I uploaded my photo from the desktop, then sat, indecisive, staring at the vintage filters until finally making a commitment to “Vintage Filter 1”, and then I added some text, Helvetica of course.
That’s me, in Español class.
Bad Helvetica Picture (On DS106)
This assignment asked you to write down a recipe as a Haiku (using the traditional 5/7/5 pattern). The key was not to leave out any important details. As a bonus, you could also include pictures with each step, which I am doing for the sake of visual aid.
So You Want Eggs?
Hot pan on the stove,
Crack the eggs over the heat,
Guess what? You made eggs.
Recipe Haiku (On DS106)
This DS106 assignment asks you to venture into a playlist of musical proportions that you have stored on your computer. Once you’re there, you have to arrange the songs from your files into a coherent sentence, poem, or funny story based on their titles. Then save the photo via uploading to paint (or he said a higher-end version).
I went into my Spotify and pulled from my playlists to create a short poem, and viola!:
Playlist Poetry (on DS106).