Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Third ds106: 1 Quote a Day

 1 Quote a Day is Writing Assignment 189. It was submitted by mome. The assignment description is:

"Quotes are awesome. They recall a time, a trend or can identify you with a certain group. Type up a simple line/quote/text-based meme today without divulging the source (or completing the quote). People who recognize the line can respond in the comments! "

I know we are not supposed to reveal the back ground of the quote, but I wanted to explain my reasoning since it's from a song I am fond of so I apologize for disobeying the directions. Plus, writing a blog post of 2 sentences seemed bogus.

"I learned working with the negatives could make for better pictures."

This quote is from Drake's new album Take Care, which sold 631,000 copies in its first week. This quote, apart from being from one of my favorite songs from the album, holds a lot of meaning personally since I have been going through some negative times regarding love and what not. It reminds to look for positivity no matter how bad life may seem.

Second ds106: My very own Spubble!

 Your very own Spubble is Visual Assignment 190. It was submitted by Jim Groom. The assignment description is too:

"Learn to love yourself, grab a picture of yourself in which your body language, actions, gestures, etc. suggest one thing and then play off that using a speech bubble. Ideally the result would make people laugh---but I must acknowledge there are other possible emotional responses that may be just as acceptable. Think of it as lolcat, save it's a human (namely you) and there is nothing compelling anyone to abuse the letter z in the speech bubble text."

I was inspired to do this assigment after I saw my friend Walter's blog post.While he used Picnik as reccomemnend, I felt that I wanted to do it by hand so I used Paintbrush for Mac OSX.

I was inspired to do it by hand to make it look like the old school Yo! MTV Raps logo, but in this picture I was doing a rock sign with my hand even though my clothe was more hip-hop style, both music style that I enjoy, thus I wrote Yo! Rock on!

Although embarrassing, and not quite similar, I like the way my spubble turned out.

First ds106: Triple Troll Attack, GO!

The Triple Troll Attack is Visual Assignment 138. It was submitted by Darth Ba'al. The assigment description is to:

"The assignment is to take a photo, a quote from a different character than the one in the picture, and a name from a third character different from the other two, place the quote in the picture, and "sign" it with the third person's name. The three characters are to be from three different, but similar in genre, series."
This is originally known as "troll quoting," and one of the first ones was speculated to have been seen around late 2010. Unfortunately, I do not whom it was by.

This was the first ds106 assignment I actually saw, unfortunately I don't remember which one of my classmate made it, but it was really funny so I decided I wanted to create my own. As much as I like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, in my pre-teen to teen years, I really enjoyed cartoons such as South Park, Family Guy, and The Simpsons. Coincidentally enough, it seemed that the funnier characters from each show were the always fat ones. Thus my creation:

There wasn't much to creating this. The most difficult was actually painting over the background with black, and thinking of a funny quote.

The quote itself is from The Simpsons but can anyone tell me from which character without looking it up?