I may have said the same thing last week, but I truly believe this week I’ve outdone myself. I even took on a couple of extra projects for the heck of it (a visual one and another web assignment). Aside from that, I focused my readings on the comic “Last Respects” and the story by Shirley Jackson, “The Lottery.” You can find my responses respectively: here and here. I chose those two because I’ve come to enjoy reading our selections in this class I followed my gut once again. I wasn’t disappointed and I felt both were true examples of the horror genre but in vastly different ways. Whether prose or graphic novel style, I came to appreciate the narrative present in both. In addition to those, I watched Kurt Vonnegut’s short lecture on the shape of stories and likened one of those shapes to the story told in “Last Respects”. I wrote about that here.
I probably had the most fun with this week’s Daily Creates. An aspiring poet, I had the most fun with the ones from 9/9 and 9/10. The Daily Create for today, 9/11, was a bit challenging. I’m an avid fan of making puns but I hardly use movies titles to do that. I wasn’t exactly pleased with my finished product, but hey! We don’t always like what we produce, we just keep going until something better pops out.
I also had a bit of fun messing around with the writing assignments for this week. From writing a story about a magical echidna, to an alphabet story (that makes at least some sense, by the way), to describing what I had for lunch today— which was pretty darn good, by the way.
Want to know one thing that really got the creative juices flowing, though? My character introduction for my horror host (definitely still a work in progress, but the ball’s currently rolling).
Here’s to the end of a great week as we look forward to an even better one!