I started off the week by completing the required reading and watching the videos. I found the video how stories look on a graph hilarious. A lot of the text I read was interesting, as well, and it’s how I came about choosing to watch Wargames, which is referenced in Chapter 2 of the first recommended reading that was linked for us. I enjoyed Wargames and liked the realization my husband and I had of the immersive video game theme that exist through present time. I then completed my story analysis in the form of a blog post.
After that I started working on the 12 stars worth of writing assignments. I skimmed through the topics and decided upon two of them that involved writing poems. I used to write poems when I was younger and thought it would be interesting to see if I could juggle the words provided in the first assignment to make a good poem. It resulted in a poem I thought was sub-par, yet hilarious.
With the disappointment of that poem’s result, I decided to look up information about the painting I was basing my second poem on. After doing some background research on the painting I decided to think of a story to tell on behalf on the depressed looking woman depicted. I read that absinthe was often used to silence overwhelming thoughts and could cause hallucinations, so I tried to find a narrative in which the lady would want to be drinking it in order to not be present in her current situation. This is what came of that thought process.
I completed an assignment that caught my eye. I really loved the prompt and decided to write about my daughter, someone who I love but never thought I would actually feel admiration towards until recently.
In the last assignment, I had to pick an emotion and then name three songs that elect that emotion. I used a twitter thread to complete this assignment.
This week proved to be really interesting. I found the writing assignments simple to complete, but difficult due to how long its been since I had time to sit down and allow my creativity to run free. I feel pretty motivated to dig deep and try more challenging tasks in the next few weeks as I dust the cobwebs off my imagination.