Hello Guys and Gals this is my first ever blog so please bare with me. This week hasn’t been to rough in getting everything organized. A little confusing at times due to never taking a class with a genre such as this. I will say that this class has opened the doors to applications I have nevered used before such as Twitter and or sound cloud, I was going to sing but decided I won’t hurt your ears. My journey this week has been just making sure I have anything and everything I need to be successful in this course. I was a little confused about how to set-up my word press and start the website, but with a little help from Elania ( hopefully I got the spelling correct) in the Hurley Convergence center in room 408 she definitely put me on the right track. I know this is the first week but I was glad to be able to meet new people and take a ride on the DS 106 train. I would highly recommend those like myself to reach out to the tutors in Room 408 as it is very beneficial to moving forward.
What is your own personal relationship with apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic fiction?
I feel that I may not have a plan as of yet in apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic planning which I probably should with todays every growing threats. I would say that my version of this fiction would be a entire group of people or locations wiped off the earth on a much greater scale than we have ever seen, even greater devestation than we seen during the World War with the atomic bombs that were dropped.
- Are there particular stories (from books, TV, movies, etc.) that have resonated with you? Why?
I would say that a couple of TV shows have resonated with me the show Stranger Things and the show Vikings. In the show Stranger things an alternate universe is proposed where aliens and or things unhuman live. The visuals in the alternate universe make me feel that this is the way certain locations will look during an apolcalyptic occurance desimatted and overgrown. While watching Vikings they talk of what is called Ragnorok a series of events, including a great battle between gods of these vikings and the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Even though this is maybe far fetched in sense. We are already seeing multiple places especially in 2017 being submerged or battered by water, wind and other elements. Is this the start of what we would call Ragnorok. Just Maybe!!.
- What genre of the apocalypse (zombie, alien invasion, plague, etc) seems particularly interesting to you? Why?
I feel that the genre that would interest me the most would be the plague. I say this because I have a family and this is the last thing we would want to endure if we found ourselves in a pre or post apolocalyptic setting. Plagues throughout time have wiped many families of the map. And in the case of a plague individuals will die or kill to protect or cure themselves or their family members. In a sense a dog eat dog world. In regards to zombies and alien invasions, I believe that these things can take place but neither has happened to my knowing as of today, so I would be more interested in the plague and how to avoid at this point.