Weekly Review

Daily Creates


This week was really fun for me. I got to experiment for the first time with editing sound and creating a story entirely through sound. I also got to sound like a complete idiot in one of them, which is always fun for me. I also participated in listening to ds106radio one night and I was so excited I tweeted all my friends about it.


I was really interested in the story that was playing on the radio, which was about a man who could talk with a pig through the use of special implant in the brain. Unfortunately, our fun was interrupted by, I suspect, The North Koreans. see above tweet for why. Tweeting about the story was pretty fun, but I think I might have missed the point of the exercise. Looking at my other friends doing the assignment, they seemed to be focused on the music and sound design.
Which leads me nicely into my next topic of sound design. Sound design in any phonic medium is essential to telling any story. try listening to a movie with no sound. Music has always been used to set the mood or the feel of a certain scene. Video games have this too, though some of it is usually just ambiance. Even before this course, I understood the importance of sound in any medium. Entertainment is basically lost without its oldest manifestation (music and sound). It also helps to have really clear sounds to truly understand what is going on. Like a door slamming, or feet running on the ground.

Overall, my experience with this week was a great one, and I think I might fool around with audacity more in the future.

Weekly Review 3: Revenge of the Agent Smith

This week marks the third week of Mission 106, and I am still having fun. I had to do 3 more daily missions, write a dossier on a character of your creation, and watch a spy movie. This week’s portion of the mission was kind of easy. so lets review what I did.
First, there was the daily Creates
the first one I did was to design your dream toilet bowl.


For some reason, I had The Martian on the mind, so I made a toilet based around the potato growing part of the book


Sadly I forgot to put the daily create “#”, and I only realized my mistake after I posted it. A concerned agent asked my why I didn’t repost it, so I gave him the only reasonable answer.

The next daily create was to reply with your ideal data gathering device.

This one I actually took seriously

I think it would be cool to see a graph of that all laid out like that.

The third daily create was to post a picture with blur in it


Luckily, I had a picture of an elusive creature from my many travels as a secret agent.


spooky.

The next thing I had to do was to write a dossier on someone, anyone, of my own choosing. So I decided to Write one up in Dennis the Janitor, who cleans up around the DS106 headquarters. He is an old man who has gone a little senile over the years. He’s very cranky, and would probably have been let go a long time ago, but since he has such high security clearance, seeing as he needs to clean every room, he’s seen things and knows things very few people know.

Finally, I was tasked with watching a Spy movie of my choosing from a pre-approved list. There some good ones, but the only one that truly garnered my attention was one from a trilogy of movies that garnered endless attention from me as a child. That movie was… Spy Kids!

I always loved Spy Kids, and watching it again felt like a trip down memory lane. There were the two spy parents, Carmen and Juni Cortez on a mission to save their parents and stop Floop (really Minion (or MR. Minion as he’s knon as later in the film)) from taking over the world (OF COURSE). what I really take away from many of these different spy movies is usually the cool gadgets, from get smart to spy kids, I’m mostly intrigued by the cool spy gadgets in them. there was the cool insta-cook microwave in the island scene, the cool electric gum used on robots, the worlds smallest camera, the jetpacks, the mini-plane, all the cool stuff. I personally like the gadgets in Spy Kids 2 better. so in conclusion, my favorite part of spy movies is the gadgets.

Daily Create Challenge Post 2: 2-4-1 SPECIAL!!!

Yesterday, I forgot to post about my daily create challenge, so today will be a 2-for-1 special.
Wednesday’s Daily Create Challenge was to create a book title using other book Titles.


I really wanted to make something funny. My initial goal was to make something like “Harry Potter and Calculus 1” and just get it over with, but I didn’t know where the Harry Potter books were, but I had a guess as to where they might be. In my Basement are a lot of books, so it would be pretty safe to assume I would find it down there, and if I didn’t, I would be able to find something good. And boy did I find something good.

Once I found this, everything else just fell into place. I figured all I needed to do was find a subject and an verb object and I would be golden. and what I came up with is…


Beautiful.
What I’m most proud of is the fact that some people actually liked it and found it funny.


This makes me feel super happy, as I had a fear that I wouldn’t be getting much feedback from an online class. Thankfully, my experience so far has shown me that that is not the case. I am really grateful for this, because this means people are seeing my content and I want to put my best foot forward.

Thursday’s (today’s) Daily create was to use one of those random name generators to create an agent name and then draw a picture of said agent.


Again, my goal was to make people laugh.
so I went onto the website that is linked in the tweet and it asks for your gender and name. I put in my name and I got “Agent White Russian”. I found this kind of funny because the name in the example is “Agent Black Russian”. I’d like to Think that Agent Black Russian is the Opposite of Agent White Russian, like some sort of doppelganger or some sort of rogue agent that is the dark counterpart of equal measure to Agent White Russian. like a dark version of the hero, similar to Shadow Mario, Dark Samus, or Dark Riders.

Designing Agent White Russian was easy, since I decided that I would make him some sort of Russian. I gave him a hat for cold weather on it, with a hammer and sickle on it, a fur coat along with boots and gloves to withstand the cold weather, and a non-descriptive alcoholic beverage (probably Vodka). I also gave him shades and a tie, because he is a professional secret agent after all. I needed to show he was a good secret agent, so I gave him a gun and a target to shoot at. The gun also has a scope, so he is very accurate.

I was about to send in my drawing when I noticed one of the other students agents had a snail for a partner.


I said to myself, “I want my Agent to have a Partner too” so, in keeping with the theme of cold weather and random name generators based on your name, I gave my agent the best wolf partner in the agency.

I also decided I wanted to give a little thanks to the person who inspired me for Agent Moon Moon.


And in case you are wondering, that is a gun taped to the side of his shell.