The End is Finally Upon Us!!!!!!

So the end is finally here and this is my final summary post.  It is kinda of bittersweet that this semester/ this class is coming to an end.  It doesn’t seem that 16 weeks has already gone by.  I will say that this class is no where near what I thought it would be.  I have quite enjoyed my time within this class learning about new programs and working with genres I never really messed with prior to this class.  From my first couple of days asking tons of questions on how this is done and how that works I feel that I have came a long way in my abilities atleast I hope so.  I feel that Martha and the group of DS 106 has gotten me to step outside by box over this past 16 weeks.  I found myself prior to this class not on the creative side, with a little nudge and a workload that kept me busy at times I felt that I was more creative now then I had been before.  I really loved the apocalypse theme.  This is a genre I never really watched or never really dealt with, the apocalypse was a good change of pace from the norm.

I have completed my end project I think I finally cracked the code you can read all the details of my story  By Golly I think I Finally Cracked the Code!!!!  I just feel that Martha was a pawn in this whole thing and I wish these people would just give her, her damn hat back already.

I’m glad that I was able to connect with a group that was hard working and dedicated to kick ass on our radio show Apocalyptic Airwave, each of these members brought a particular skillset that made our radio show rock.  All our hard work and dedication paid off and we were actual able to win the Digital Project Contest.

 

 

Here are my final 7 Daily Creates

I am so excited for the next two weeks to be over, but at the same time I am stressing with 2 projects, 3 papers, a 4 finals. Soooooo, I am happy and going crazy at the same time.

The words I got were pretty random but flowed quite well with the haiku I had created for this daily create.

So even though she was fed she still left us that unforeseen present she warned us about.

 

I found it only fitting that the horse be named Horsey McHorseFace, because in the picture he was all face and no body.  So here is Horsey McHorseFace.

 

So as you can see I am far from an artist, hence why I am not majoring in an art degree here at Mary Washington.  But my favorite people are my family.

I would go and get some icecream/froyo but it is rainy and nasty out, not good weather to eat such a delicious treat like this.

 

 

Well this is the end of my end!!!!!!

By Golly I think I Finally Cracked the Code!!!! My Final Project

Here is how it has all gone down over this past 13 weeks. I’ll let you all be the judge:

Samara Wong a member of Apocalyptic Airwave was starting to gather lots of  evidence when all of a sudden her and her group were notified that they had won some kind of “Digital Project Contest”.  

 

Did they win this contest that no one had really even heard about or signed up for or were they just being played…….

 

 

The individuals from Apocalyptic Airwave must have known too much, Reclaim Hosting tried to reach out to this group with a so-called incentive package.  Reclaim Hosting also tried to have the group of Apocalyptic Airwave fill out government forms, “form W-9 and Vendor Registration”.  These forms were not as they seemed.  At first glance they look like forms that are used to claim monetary prizes but in actuality they were used by Reclaim Hosting to find out key information from the members of Apocalyptic Airwave.  These forms asked way to much personal information such as Social Security, full name, full address all for what, to claim $30.00.  The group spoke to each other instantly as something seemed eerily fishy.   Reclaim Hosting was trying to pin point every small detail about this group one because they knew to much and two they were trying to wipe them out one by one.

 

 

 

After seeing the video the other day of Nessie walking through the hall of the HCC building and her somehow pulling some Houdini shit and poof Martha Burtis then appears………

………It got me thinking has Martha been Nessie the whole time and was she playing us and misleading us by using sleight of hand.  Sleight of hand being that she somehow quote on quote “lost” her hat.

 

So I did some digging to get to the bottom of this.  I ran a facial recognition of Martha’s face against Nessie’s face. But, yet the dots literally weren’t connecting.

So I tried to remember where I had seen this face before, and it dawned on me that I had seen it on a tweet just recently.  It actually was one of the culprits stating the winners of the “Digital Project Contest”.

Jess Reingold is Nessie and this is why.  With 75.4% match through the facial recognition program it’s not the most concise match but clear-cut enough for me.

Jess Reingold a.k.a Nessie has been trying to lure The End 106 class out one by one.  First by asking the supposed 10 apocalyptic questions.  And then sending out notifications to students letting them know they supposedly won something.  Like I said she did this because Samara Wong and her gang Apocalyptic Airwave knew too much.  She did the questions to test the waters seeing what we as a class knew about the inner workings of the so-called apocalypse and tried to wrangle Samara’s group in, so she could report back to the crazed Millard Rausch a.k.a Jim Groom.   Like I said in my evidence post last week, that after exploring Jim Groom’s Social Media account Twitter.  It looks to be that Jim Groom had escaped a mental asylum and is now using Reclaim Hosting as a front to infect those who do not heed his directions.  I know I had stated this before but in all makes sense now.  The explosions that were heard in the Apocalyptic Airwave radio show were actual explosions of   Millard Rausch a.k.a Jim Groom breaking out of the mental asylum.  When he escaped all hell broke loose.  He knew that DS 106 was slowly closing in with our information gathering and that’s why he infected Martha.  She must have stood up to him to protect us.  This is why she has been sick so long, and on top of it all they have been holding her hat ransom to force her into doing as they say.  The only reason she switched spots with Nessie in her beloved HCC 408 green room is because Jess Reingold and Jim Groom wanted us to think Martha was a part of this whole thing.  But instead she has been a pawn to try to throw us off their scent this whole time.

Folk this is my thoughts on this whole “Apocalypse”  I sure I hope I am right for Martha’s sake.

We Dabbled and Delved into Week 12!!!!

Week 12

This week was a fun one for me I got to go back to some of the genre’s I enjoyed early in the semester. I finished my work in a timely manner by trying to be proactive on the assignments that were presented to us.  Over the past few weeks I feel like I have rushed my work due to time constraints of my own doing, this week was a much-needed slow down in pace.  I think the hardest part for me this week was trying to incorporate the evidence we have obtained and making sense of it.  I seen the evidence presented by others and I tried to tie in and build on what they had presented.  I look forward to what others have/will present so that we can finally get to the bottom of what all this evidence means in the grand scheme of things.

 

World War Z…..A MEEMEE!!!  (2 stars)

I created this meme for the 2 star visual assignment What’s the Meme?  I created this meme for one of the scenes within the book.  One of the battles the individuals lined up in a firing line, by this time there was a better plan of attack where firing line took turns or shifts, in helping to take out and  stack the bodies of the zombies.  If a person got tired due to exhaustion an individual overseeing their progress would tap them out and replace them with someone with fresh eyes.  I feel that the person in the photo is more than ready to be relieved.

 

 

Christina Eliopolis’s BucketList (2 Stars)

 

That Bucket List Though (2 STARS): Create a bucket list for at least one character from your novel.

Pre-war, Christina Eliopolis was an FA-22 Raptor pilot, one of the most advance pieces of tech ever to tickle the clouds. And when fighting zombies, it amounted to little more than buyer’s remorse.  Eliopolis’s main mission went from winning wars to airborne resupply.  The Air Force with the help of Christina Elipoilis dropped in supplies, so they could keep on keeping on. Success meant dropping in anything from medicine, food, resources, machines, and sometimes even people.  While in the bathroom—portable chempot truth be told— she felt a jolt as if God’s boot just kicked the back of their plane off. The air pressure sucked Eliopolis out the back. She pulled her chute and noticed another chute made it out in time. She tried the radio but got nothing. That was the worst of it for her, just hanging in the air, helpless and useless. Thankfully, the Air Force had given her some training for this type of situation at the Willow Creek Escape and Evade program. Also, Eliopolis was more than use to occupying hostile territory. This was a little excerpt from the Book World War Z setting the scene for what was taking place.

Bucket List:

  1. Find out what brought down the plane.
  2. Finding out if “Mets” was a figment of her imagination.
  3. If not an imagination, Christina Eliopolis wants to know where she can find “Mets” so she can thank her, for helping her get to safety.
  4. Find the remnants of her downed plane
  5. Become a skywatcher, to help others, like she was helped that day.

 

Destination Post Card (3 stars)

I decided to do the Destination Post Card 3 STARS: Create a destination postcard for a setting from my novel World War Z.   I decided to create this postcard to try to draw individuals to Yonkers, New York.  I painted the picture as if Yonkers is the hot spot to be at.Realistically this is far from the place anyone would want to be at.

 

 

Animated GIF Alternative Cover (5 Star)

For this assignment Animated GIF Alternative Cover a  5 Star assignment we were to  revisit the apocalyptic novel cover from earlier this semester, but make it an animated GIF this time.  I was unable to make the background of my original cover animated, so I found a clip that included a helicopter, like the helicopter that was in my original alternate book cover.  I chose to go with an animated background as well as animated wording so that way it would draw in the readers attention.  I wanted my GIF to not only be animated by text but also by background.  I made sure to put the text in a way that did not occlude the focus of the GIF which is the helicopter being attacked by zombies. Here is my GIF below I hope you enjoy.

 

 

This is my original alternate book cover for my book World War Z.  I was trying to use this as a GIF but I didn’t like how I couldn’t get the background to be interactive.  I know there is probably a way to do this, but I guess I just don’t know how at this point.  Here is my original alternate book cover below:


 

 

One Step Closer to Solving the Evidence Crisis

I wanted to build off the evidence that cypherpunk106 and katie temple had found about Millard Rausch a.k.a Jim Groom.  After exploring Jim Groom’s Social Media account Twitter.  It looks to be that Jim Groom has escaped a mental asylum and is now using Reclaim Hosting as a front to infect those who do not heed his directions.

 

Question of the week

Look to your right. The thing you see is the only weapon you’ll have during the End. How will you use it to survive?

Well being that I am sitting on the couch it looks like I have one of three choices of things to choose from my right to use as a weapon.  My soda can which is now empty, my t.v. remote, and my wife.  Being that my soda is empty it really has no weight to it but I guess I could fill it with rocks or cement and throw it as a projectile.  I guess I could configure the remote in such a way to make it into a taser, but being that the batteries in the remote are fairly old I’m sure I won’t get to far this way.  Last but not least is my wife, she is 4’11” but don’t let her size fool you.  She is definitely a fire cracker and is quite feisty I wouldn’t want to be on her bad side.   Out of the three options I chose my wife, she was in the military for 5 years and knows how to shoot a weapon, can do combatives and she is smart and quick on her feet.  The soda can wouldn’t last me but a couple of throws before I would lose it, and the remote well we already went over the lack of power I would have.  I would use my wife to take care of my light work, and I would come in and take out the heavy hitters, we would be a 1, 2 punch when it comes to surviving the end.  So hands down I would choose my wife as my weapon of choice.

One Step Closer to Solving the Evidence Crisis

I wanted to build off the evidence that cypherpunk106 and katie temple had found about Millard Rausch a.k.a Jim Groom.  After exploring Jim Groom’s Social Media account Twitter.  It looks to be that Jim Groom has escaped a mental asylum and is now using Reclaim Hosting as a front to infect those who do not heed his directions.

I find it ironic that a day or two after his meeting with our beloved Martha Burtis, her hat comes up missing and she miraculously becomes sick.  With today’s modern medicine and healthcare how does one stay sick going on roughly 6 weeks now, unless their DNA is being manipulated by an individual such as Millard Rausch a.k.a Jim Groom.  I feel that Martha Burtis’s hat is being held by Jim Groom until we as a group cease and desist our class functions.  After re-reading the CDE memo I feel that Martha is infected with this virus.

I feel that Martha has exhibit 4 out of these 5 symptoms.  Symptom #1 she is becoming more and more transparent. Symptom #2 she states she sees things in the room with her during her videos I think these are observances only visible to her. Symptom #3  Cravings for non-nutritional comestibles such as the liquid beverage when she was in secret bunker #2.  Symptom #5 activation of previously undetected AI, her voice changes on a whim at times I think this is part of the infection taking over her body.

 

Symptom #1 Sudden Onset of anatomical anomalies

Symptom # 3 Cravings for non-nutritional comestibles

 

Symptom #5 Neural Transformations

Is it a coincidence that Martha’s hat is missing or that she has been sick for so long, I think not. Now that we have uncovered Millard Rausch’s true Identity I hope that we as a group, can combine our evidence to get to the bottom of this mystery and return the hat to it’s rightful owner Martha.

Come One, Come All to Yonkers!!!!

I decided to do the Destination Post Card 3 STARS: Create a destination postcard for a setting from my novel World War Z.   I decided to create this postcard to try to draw individuals to Yonkers, New York.  I painted the picture as if Yonkers is the hot spot to be at.

Realistically this is far from the place anyone would want to be at. The battle of Yonkers was an absolute catastrophe, if any one event can be singled out as the point when zombies officially became the dominant species on the planet, it was Yonkers.  The military with all their technology and high-powered machinery were no match for the hordes and hordes of zombies.  But hey you should travel here anyway, I highly recommend it.

World War Z Book Cover GIFitized!!!

 

For this assignment Animated GIF Alternative Cover a  5 Star assignment we were to  revisit the apocalyptic novel cover from earlier this semester, but make it an animated GIF this time.  I was unable to make the background of my original cover animated, so I found a clip that included a helicopter, like the helicopter that was in my original alternate book cover.  I chose to go with an animated background as well as animated wording so that way it would draw in the readers attention.  I wanted my GIF to not only be animated by text but also by background.  I made sure to put the text in a way that did not occlude the focus of the GIF which is the helicopter being attacked by zombies. Here is my GIF below I hope you enjoy.

 

 

This is my original alternate book cover for my book World War Z.  I was trying to use this as a GIF but I didn’t like how I couldn’t get the background to be interactive.  I know there is probably a way to do this, but I guess I just don’t know how at this point.  Here is my original alternate book cover below:


Christina Eliopolis’s Bucket List

 

That Bucket List Though (2 STARS): Create a bucket list for at least one character from your novel.

Pre-war, Christina Eliopolis was an FA-22 Raptor pilot, one of the most advance pieces of tech ever to tickle the clouds. And when fighting zombies, it amounted to little more than buyer’s remorse.  Eliopolis’s main mission went from winning wars to airborne resupply.  The Air Force with the help of Christina Elipoilis dropped in supplies, so they could keep on keeping on. Success meant dropping in anything from medicine, food, resources, machines, and sometimes even people.  While in the bathroom—portable chempot truth be told— she felt a jolt as if God’s boot just kicked the back of their plane off. The air pressure sucked Eliopolis out the back. She pulled her chute and noticed another chute made it out in time. She tried the radio but got nothing. That was the worst of it for her, just hanging in the air, helpless and useless. Thankfully, the Air Force had given her some training for this type of situation at the Willow Creek Escape and Evade program. Also, Eliopolis was more than use to occupying hostile territory. This was a little excerpt from the Book World War Z setting the scene for what was taking place.

  1. Find out what brought down the plane.
  2. Finding out if “Mets” was a figment of her imagination.
  3. If not an imagination, Christina Eliopolis wants to know where she can find “Mets” so she can thank her, for helping her get to safety.
  4. Find the reminents of her downed plane
  5. Become a skywatcher, to help others, like she was helped that day.

World War Z…..A MEEMEE!!!

I created this meme for the 2 star visual assignment What’s the Meme?  I created this meme for one of the scenes within the book.  One of the battles the individuals lined up in a firing line, by this time there was a better plan of attack where firing line took turns or shifts, in helping to take out and  stack the bodies of the zombies.  If a person got tired due to exhaustion an individual overseeing their progress would tap them out and replace them with someone with fresh eyes.  I feel that the person in the photo is more than ready to be relieved.

 

Oh Thank Heaven We Made it through Week 11!!!!!!!!

Week 11 In a Nutshell

So this week I feel like I was more prepared and less rushed to complete all the video assignments.  I hope it shows in my work.  At first I was kind of dreading doing video work, because I knew it would take a lot of time to edit our assignments compared to all the previous genres we have done over the past 10 weeks. This being the second week of our video assignments I feel that I am finally able to have some ease with these assignments because I am finally adjusted to the programs we have to use to complete these assignments.  This week has still a little more time-consuming, but I feel that I was able to put more sweat and hard work into these assignments.  The week prior I drove to Indiana a 9 hr trip there and 9 hr trip back in one weekend, so my work was rushed and the quality wasn’t the greatest.  I will say no more 9 hr drives.  This week I enjoyed creating a couple Daily Creates, Watched the Movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still”  and answered a few of Vanessa’s many questions.  Here is my work below:

3 Daily Creates:

I was continuing the GIF story here when I noticed that Wonder woman was acting outside her norm by spinning excessively.

These were just a few of the many songs I would listen to while escaping the apocalypse.  Mostly 2000’s music mostly rock, I feel like this music from this time would get my super hyped to take out some zombies.

For all those people that want to tell someone off.  Thanks Winston Churchill for the inspiration.  I felt the little kid got the point across in this tweet.

 

Watch a Movie Make a movie-

I chose the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” as my second movie that I watched.  As I have never seen this movie before I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened.  This movie was created back in 1951 but some of the techniques they used to film this, were ahead of their time.

After watching this movie I see that nothing has changed.  Shoot first, ask questions later.  The townspeople had shot the alien from a distant planet before he could get out what he wanted to say, typical Americans.  Just like in the movie the world super powers are making atomic bombs threatening to use them against each other.  These same topics are still relevant today, nations at odds with each other.  It took someone such as this alien to make the world see that their hatred for one another would only lead to disaster.  Overall a good movie.

I did the “Supercut It” assignment to go with the movie,  I ended up using the word “ship or spaceship” because I felt it was the most used word within the whole movie.  I felt that we could not forget the real question.  Why was the spaceship here?  Here is my clip below:

I chose To do Path 1 

Assignment: 10 Apocalyptic Questions

I chose the 5 questions I felt I could best answer out of the ten that Vanessa provided.  I used the program OpenShot to splice and dice and input my videos in where they needed to be.  I think I was making this a little harder than it should have been at the beginning.  I was not only writing down a small script to keep my thoughts together but I was also writing down the stop and start times of each question and the times throughout the video that I wanted to eventually cut.  This process took a little longer than I had expected but once I got the ball rolling it was on downhill from there. Here is my Q & A session with Vanessa I hope you enjoy:

My Six Stars I chose to complete

I would Walk 500 Miles-  I did the 3 star assignment Where do your shoes take you in a day?  In this assignment you had to tell a story using a video of only your shoes!  Well I guess i misread the instructions because I definitely didn’t have socks on for part of the video, other parts of the clip I was wearing my socks.  But regardless I showed a video of where my feet took me that day.  Initially I was at home here in Fredericksburg.  I then traveled to Fort Lee hence the video of my feet driving.  I then arrived at a baby shower hence me actually wearing dressy clothes.  Lastly after a long day which felt like 500 miles of walking I relaxed at my sisters at Fort Lee.  Here is my video below:

Let Me Tell You About my Apocalyptic Airwave Friends- I did the 4 star assignment “This is My Story.”  I decided to tell my story using notecards.   I told the story of what Mufasa and I are doing these days, and that we sorely miss or friends from the Barn.  It has been two weeks since we presented our story Apocalyptic Airwave a story of survival to others.  After we told our story Mufasa and I moved on from the barn trying to find other survivors.  I made this video to let my friends from the barn know that they are dearly missed.  Here is my video below:

Creating 2 Daily Creates

My First Daily Create

My first daily create, that I shared with the class is I wanted the DS106 class to create or use a pre-existing GIF to describe their experience within the DS 106 class.  I chose this GIF to use as my example, because through out this DS 106 we have had to think outside the box and have had to be creative in our end products that we produce.

My Second Daily Create I Made

What is the animal saying if they could talk??  I’ve wondered what our pets or animals are actually saying to us when they bark or meow.  I decided to make this a daily create because I am curious to see what others think their pet/animal is actually saying.

 

 

Question of the Week

You hear on the radio that the End has started. What do you do first?

First off I hope that XM Radio warns me of this shit!!!  I mean I do pay my monthly subscription fee, at least they can do his help a brotha out.  Well the first thing I do is pack necessities, like Oreos lots and lots of Oreos.  But seriously I would pack up food whether it be can or perishable I would pack it all.  I would have wife and kids on a tight schedule and would pack clothing enough to change into from time to time. And of course blankets it may be cold where we are heading.  After we finally get car packed head to the first gas station try to beat the mad house there luckily I only live 2 miles away from multiple gas stations and get far away from the end as possible.  If I am not able to get out of my area or trying to get out would be to dangerous than we would bunker down in our house than and hopefully be able to survive through the initial chaos.

Let Me Tell You About my Apocalyptic Airwave Friends!!

I did the 4 star assignment This is My Story.  I decided to tell my story using notecards.   I told the story of what Mufasa and I are doing these days, and that we sorely miss or friends from the Barn.  It has been two weeks since we presented our story Apocalyptic Airwave a story of survival to others.  After we told our story Mufasa and I moved on from the barn trying to find other survivors.  I made this video to let my friends from the barn know that they are dearly missed.  Here is my video below: