#10 Digital Me

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I found the digital map to be very helpful. Basically, every blue shape is safe for anyone to see. The red shapes, however, are things i would like to keep private. Fortunately, everything on Facebook can be secured, and i’m pretty good about keeping things like my pictures, statuses, and groups private from the public. I am completely anonymous on Reddit and Tumblr, so i am almost positive those negative assets will never be a problem in my professional career.
I guess i plan on completely destroying and rebuilding a few of my groups before i become a teacher. I will probably delete my Facebook and Youtube accounts, and create new ones. I feel like all my old videos of my high school shenanigans will be negative. I’d also like to keep any affiliation with Kennesaw Pride or any Pride group private, because it might be negative to some people too.
I do think most of my school-related groups will be positive. Especially this WordPress account. I plan on doing more with my Twitter account when i have the time to make it a more positive asset.

Transmedia Franchise

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SpongeBob Squarepants first aired in 1999 and has been blowing up our televisions ever since. The show aims to entertain young kids (and their parents) with its weirdness, catchiness, and uniqueness.

Although there haven’t been any spinoffs of the show yet, Nickelodeon produced a SpongeBob Squarepants Movie and a sub-series involving a character called Patchy the Pirate, who is played by the voice actor who voices SpongeBob. The show and its characters is also often mentioned in other shows, movies, etc.

SpongeBob’s character has always been strange and eccentric. He is carefree and fun-loving and always going on adventures with his friends, who’s personalities also remain pretty constant throughout the show. Although SpongeBob’s character changed a bit to a less intelligent, more emotional guy after the SpongeBob Movie, his random, silly personality has remained pretty constant. The undersea world of Bikini Bottom, where the show takes place, has also been the same throughout the series.

There are lots of ways for a fan to immerse him/herself in the show. People wear the merchandise, play the video games, and even dress up as the characters. Phrases from the show have wormed their way into the English language.

SpongeBob airs all over the world. The show is translated into other languages everywhere.

You don’t need to intensely follow the series in order to understand one episode. There isn’t much of a storyline. However it does help to have seen a few episodes so you know about the characters’ lives and relationships.

Each episode is pretty much the same. SpongeBob’s naiveness gets him into a situation. His simple-minded friend Patrick joins him. His grumpy neighbor Squidward complains about them. And some of his other friends join in, as well. In the end, there is sometimes a moral accompanied by a random occurrence.

New episodes of SpongeBob are being created and aired all the time. Kids our age remember SpongeBob from when we were kids and kids today have their own connections to the show.

Blog Post #9

For the Trajectory assignment, I chose one of my current classes as an example. My professor wants us to read long novels in a two-week span, read random online articles (that are tied to the main ideas of the book), have a panel of people discuss the book in front of the entire class (each of us assigned a specific book), and then write a five-page paper that is basically a reflection on everything. Though it is not too difficult to do, it is a lot of tedious work especially when you are taking five courses so I am guilty of not reading every single book assigned (except the ones I was super interested in, and the one where I had to discuss in front of the class). When talking to the other students, most of them haven’t picked up any of the book and instead read online summaries and then write the paper after the in-class discussion.

Here is a link to my Trajectory Process for this specific class: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dlwlUA7Iw_oBfpcypqUWO-4NNAN63wrPIoqLAVvEQPA/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Transmedia Storytelling (Batman)

Batman started within comic books in the late 1930’s. In the late 1980’s there were video games and movie films that were coming out about Batman. The Batman story expanded to a large assortment of merchandise products, like action figures, clothing or simply any random item with a Batman logo on it. However, the most well known medium for the broader public are the movie adaptations to be watched in cinemas. Some of the films that exist are Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and the Dark Knight trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. Another film I can somewhat remember seeing is Batman and Robin, which focuses more on Robin and how they got to work together. It seems that ever since The Dark Knight came out, there’s been a serious Batman comeback.

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Class Blog Post #6: Affinity Space

For my Affinity Space Project, I wanted to share with everyone my passion for Pinterest, especially with the “DIY” section. My friends and I make crafts about every two weeks and I’ve included some our personal projects, as well. Our group collects different ideas from Pinterest and we try to recreate some of those ideas to the best of our ability. Pinterest also links us to other blog sites, which keeps us very busy with new craft ideas constantly.

Affinity Space

I chose to do my affinity space on a church softball league. I think that this is such an interesting way of getting people to come together on the field regardless of age or sex. Watching people just have fun without having to worry if they are “good” or not is really amazing.

ds106 Assignment B

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This assignment was simply to write as many things i am thankful for as i could in ten seconds. It seemed easy enough, but when i actually did it, i realized that i ran out of things to write before my ten seconds were even up. I guess this just means that i am satisfied with the few things and people in my life that i have.
http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/10-seconds-of-thanks/