Spy Journal

A day in the life of a spy



today was the day to stake out the joint. but I needed to get out of my room for that to happen. I got out of my bed, got ready for the day as i would any other day, by taking a shower, and getting dressed in the most casual clothes, but not too casual as to draw attention to myself. I went to the lobby of the hotel I was staying at, 25 miles away from my target. this place was chosen so as to not raise suspicion by living nearby. I went into the breakfast area and at some fancy egg tarts. After finishing my food I went outside to the chauffeur who was waiting for me. i got in the back and, too my surprise, there was my boss. I got and asked her “what are you doing here?” she just gave me the daily paper and said “Read that.” I looked and I saw the story she was talking about. It was about one of my botched missions that got reported on. “This was supposed to be a quiet job, but now with this in the press, they are bound to be more suspicious.” “I won’t fail you” I told her. “you better not.” A bit later we arrived at the rendezvous point where i would take a bus into the city. Once i arrived at the station, I went into a library where, in a private study, I would find my equipment. a Mission briefing (in case I somehow forgot), a some note pads, some pencils, shades (government issued), a secret camera, some film, and of course, my gun, in case things go south. Today was going to be a long day.

About noon I was getting hungry, so I went out to get some lunch. 2 Cheeseburgers and some fries. Don’t judge me. and was sitting down and enjoying my meal when all of a sudden, my target walked in. Francisco Toniano, Crime boss and head of the Mariua Mafia. I made sure i was as incognito as possible, didn’t want him to notice me, not yet. that would blow the operation. I watched him for over an hour. all he did was eat his food. nobody showed up, nobody did anything, he didn’t even have any guards. how boring. once he finished his food, he got up and walked out. I had decided to get up and tail him, and he was heading to the building that was where the big meeting between crime bosses was going on. Trinkle Warehouse. here we go.

I finally got out of there. the meet up of all the crime bosses was pure chaos. they must have been tipped of by the news because they all tslked using confusing code words and language terms that they probably talked about before hand. thats what blew my cover. they realized that i was confused, and hat must’ve tipped them off. luckilyi had more than enough notes taken down to somehow piece together what they were talking about. there was a scuffle, punches, and kicks, and i heard a gunshot. but I got out of there as fast as possible and made it back to my escape bus. the coast is now clear, and now i can start working on decoding these notes.

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…

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.

Daily Create 1

as part of Week 2 of my Digital Storytelling Course, I have to do something called a daily create, which is a twitter account that tweets creative prompts and you are supposed to reply to it. today’s prompt was:

so I did. In the link, it supplies a toolbar that you can use whenever you are watching a video to put the whole thing in storyboard format. when you pul it up while watching a video it becomes…

This helped treat someone’s cancer, btw.

the prompt did say I had to print it out, but I cannot use the printers on campus right now, so i’ll have to wait till i get home. i guess I’ll see you tomorrow.
proof i did it

weekly summary 1

as part of my digital storytelling class in college, i am tasked with having to write a weekly summary. and there really isnt much to write about. I was told to make accounts for things like sound cloud and flickr, and then i was shown how to embed things into a post on my blog. other than that, there isn’t much else to talk about. i had some fun with the introductions, but thats about it. i’ll probably write a better weekly summary next week.

DS106 introduction course

my name is Agent Ryan Potter. I’m on a mission to do well in college. I have many ways of communicating details to many people.

There’s the site that has all the videos people watch

There’s the site where all the art school students go to
Frank the shark
OC do not steal!
Little lego robots I made
Duck shelf

There’s the site with the Highest Quality Video Game Rips

and there’s that site that MILO got kicked off of

But anyway, Hi guys, I’m Ryan, and this is my blog, Talking Out of my Hat, where i talk about things i like and things i dont, and post stuff here that is required of me by my college. My Hobbies include watching Tokusatsu, going to Church, and having episodes of existential dread. i look forward to seeing everyone else’s work this semester