• Publication Reflection

    Essay #2/Process Post #12 Before we start, I want you to watch this video. Well, more specifically, the first 30 seconds of this video. It’ll come into importance later. I think the idea of the “Main Character” blog came from the recent “Main Character” trend on social media. Social media has been inundated with “Songs that make you feel like the main character” playlists, and “Main Character aesthetics“. Seeing how popular these terms have become, I decided to capitalize on the trend/interest and create a blog with the same theme. With some luck, perhaps people that search these other main character playlists and aesthetics will find my blog. The idea…

  • Self-Assessment

    For my self-assessment, I would give myself a 4.5 out of 5. I feel that If you were to look at my effort and commitment to the project, you would see that I’m really passionate about my blog and that I’ve put a lot of heart and time into it. I’ve taken feedback from my peers and TA and improved my blog with it. I’ve tried to engage with course content and readings in meaningful ways, as well as link out and connect to different communities and audiences and make a strong transmedia storytelling universe. I’ve definitely been at the lower end of participation in lectures, but I’ve been present…

  • Transmedia Links

    Process Post #11 For this process post I will be discussing the reading we were given on transmedia storytelling, and the ideas I have for making my own transmedia links. So, the reading uses Pokemon as an example for transmedia storytelling, in which Pokemon crosses different platforms and realities. Pokemon is a video-game series, a tv show, it has a movie series, and graphic novels/books, as well as countless physical memorabilia like clothing, toys, pillows, etc. The way I think of it, if you didn’t want to, you would never have to leave the Pokemon universe. There is always more content to engage with. Now, I wouldn’t be able to…

  • Improvements From Peer Review

    Process Post #10/Peer Review #3 Response This week for my process post I will be looking over the feedback I received from our third round of peer reviews. This round, my blog was critiqued by Amanda Winkle, from “Humanizing“. Amanda gave some great feedback, so I’m very thankful to have had her input. In terms of my target audience, Amanda found the aim and intent of the blog to be clear. Amanda understood that my target audience is young women, and I think she understood what my mission is and what I set out to do here. Just as a quick side note, I’m very tempted by the idea of…

  • The Data Conundrum

    Process Post #9 The internet is a frightening entity, and the scope of the internet and its data mining capabilities are incomprehensible. Just as the Pod Academy reading from week 9 talks about, we each leave a digital trail of breadcrumbs online that highlight our movements. We tell these applications and sites our names, ages, addresses, work history, interests, financial information, and we expect them to keep passwords to private information safe. Every aspect of our lives is online, and vulnerable to hackers and those who would use our data for malicious reasons. At the same time, I think this is unavoidable for most people in first world countries. According…

  • Peer Review: Humanizing

    Peer Review #3 This week I’ll be reviewing my peer, Amanda Winkle’s blog, “Humanizing“. After reading through the blog, It’s clear that Amanda is really passionate about the topic, which is humanizing the dehumanized, and showing that homeless and under-housed people are people, instead of the faceless, morally degraded things many people treat them as, which Amanda writes about here. I’m very impressed and inspired with the content on “Humanizing”, however, I’m not sure the intended audience for the blog is clear. There is no mention on the front page of the blog about this blog is for, or what community the blog is a part of. I think it’s…

  • Format Improvements

    Process Post #8 This week for my process post I’m focusing on the feedback I recently got in one of my tutorials, when the whole class looked over my sight, along with Jaiden, my TA. So here’s the main points of feedback I was given. Header not super easy to read on the image, particularly the tagline I’ve added a black box behind the Tagline and Title on my header, so I think it’s much easier to read. Inconsistency with the images for the front page, maybe do a home page instead. Or find some way to make everything match, same size, brand etc. Could find a theme that lets you…

  • How New Moon Should Have Gone

    Mini Assignment #4: Remix Let’s be honest, if you were a pre-teen or teenage girl between 2008 and 2012, you were likely mesmerized by Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, which follows Bella, a human girl, and her dramatic love triangle with Edward Cullen (a vampire) and Jacob Black (a werewolf). If you did have a (somewhat embarrassing) Twilight phase, you were also likely dying over how Bella acted just like I was. Bella is over the moon in love with Edward, until she gets hurt by a baddie vampire, James, and Edward decides he has to move away and dump Bella like last week’s trash to keep her safe. Edward takes…

  • Peer Review Response

    Process Post #7/Peer Review #2 Response Today I will be looking over the second peer review for my blog, by Siobhan Board. I was really happy to see that Siobhan enjoyed my content and humour and that she likes the topic. In general, I think that Siobhan really appreciated what I’m working towards and could only think of a couple things to improve on or alter in her opinion. Siobhan critiques that perhaps it’s a good idea to move away from the dark theme (dark background with white writing), and references Nesha Zoric’s article, and I completely understand that people may be generally more attracted to blues and light colours.…

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