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And Then The End {Amen}

Welcome to the infamous, the legendary, the spectacular DS106 Roller Coaster Ride! On this interactive trip, we will take you all around the highs lows and middles of this here semester of Digital Storytelling in Spring 2022. 

First, we will start off with the best place to begin, the beginning! Here we get a good look at the first introductions, a smorgasbord of media introducing me, bird!

(i was a little unsure of myself at the beginning of this semester, which is to be expected. so i can kind of tell in my first week of assignments that i am floudering a little, but that clears up as i got used to the class.)

And next up— Oh, look over there! Is it a cloud? it’s a plane? It’s an alien specimen! And a high point of our ride!

(i just like this assignment a lot, it’s fun, but it was also the moment where i kind of really got this class. i understood then what this class was about and caught on.)

And now a plot point that totally won’t resurface later with a callback, a very nice olde cooking show!

(this took me so so long, as there was a learning curve, but it was so worth it. and later, when i did pt.2 it went faster because i knew what i was doing.)

And another small detail that you will never see again, this moving art piece!

(this is something i didn’t think i could have made before this class. i had no idea that making a gif was so easy! this project is also important in my wider ds106 experience because making visual and audio glitches was something i found myself doing so so often. definetly a cool recurring theme)

Quick! a detour into a house that is very normal, no skeletons in these closets! or ghouls, or zombies, or ghosts, or p.e. teachers. Nothing scary here.

(this was probably the most shocking assignment for me. i did not expect to get scared or make something so wonderfully unpleasant. this was a very interesting change of pace for me, much like my other work about a monster in the woods, though a little basic, it holds a special place in my heart)

Oh, what is that sound? could it be? yes, it is! the first ever album with no music on it! If you listen closely you can’t hear it!

(this one was a bit of a happy accident, a “yes, and—” senatio that turned out quite lovely.)

Please meet our very special guest, the tranquil deamon, we’ll only meet him for a moment.

(this one is a joy of mine, it took a lot of playing around with, but i loved how it came out)

And as the car starts to tick up wards on this mountain of rickety supports, behold our not-so-halfway-halfway point, the Coroner’s Tale, look at it zoom across the sky leaving trails of blood sweat and tears poured into it.

(for the full story, read the progress post, but this was very very taxing, but yielded a great result even though i lot a lot of precious sleep over it)

Here is our middle piece. A nice level path, perfectly mediocre. A simple one.

(this assignment fulfilled it’s purpose. it wasn’t anything crazy. just kind of there.)

And now a remix of a first try that wasn’t included cause it didn’t really deserve to. This edited version does though!

(i really loved all of the remix assignments for the chance to go back and re-do things, and this is one of my favorites of the remixes. i like this version much better, and it was fun to try to edit it down but retain it’s integrity)

And look, a mosaic of the strange types of glass and some interesting tweets!

(daily creates were of course a staple throughout this whole semester, but i really started to get them more towards the end so i am more proud of these later ones.)

Now for a completely surprise of a callback, our second cooking show!

(i learned this semester that i really like editing video, though i like it more when i am not on screen. this assignment and the first cooking video are some of my stand out assignments. i had a lot of fun with both)

And for the fan favorite, we have the one and only Keira Knightley!

(this was a triumph for me, i really liked making this amv and the class liked it too, most of my engagement comment-wise was on this post. and as it should be, keira knightley is not to be ignored!)

Now for our nose-dive! here we hurdle down in the lowest part of our here ride, the audio trainwreck!

(i would say this was a struggle, so many things went wrong. i should have chosen songs that matched up more, and i had no idea that it was going to take so so long to really do well. i bit off more than i could chew, and on a week where a had a lot of other stuff going on. this is not my favorite, but it happened)

And this Bird hit his stride with tweeting around here, better late than never, but almost never.

(again, i like a lot of my more recent daily creates, they are fistfuls of fun-sized candies)

And for the final falling drop, we have the final project! And a bit of it’s construction.

(i mean, read more in the construction post, but this was crazy. the final project was a very fun experience that taught me more about my own creative process.)

And it is only fitting to end this ride as we ended my first ever blog post:

“May the grass be green for you, even if it has snow on top of it,

I’ll catch you on the flippity flop,”

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