If I could…

If I could live anywhere where at any time it would be in Africa, today. I don’t really have one or two big reasons, I just love it there. I went there for work multiple times and I just always had fun. I also like helping and talking to the little children there and seeing the animals on the safaris. I think I might move there sometime in the future. Maybe move into like a condo or something when my son moves out.

Lost Memories 

I was looking for a good computer to keep all my family pictures and work files on. I found a nice shiny tower and screen that worked perfectly. Then I had to move and I completely forgot to label it so the box was not handled properly. When I turned it on at the new house the screen was all black and the tower just made a high pitched noise that would not stop. I lost all my pictures, files, music, everything!!! I was devastated…I still it have just in case there is a way to bring my stuff back. I’m still angry I have lost all those pictures and music. Now I am a lot less careless with my technology, I cannot have something like that happen again. So for all of you with important things on your computer either print your stuff or back it up!!!!

Ghost Dolls

These stories are scary because you have normal people that come in contact with these dolls that seem normal and then they come to life and do evil things. What makes haunted dolls scary is the fact that something inanimate and innocent looking could actually be something malevolent and out to kill. The only thing I don’t find scary about the stories is that the dolls don’t seem realistic enough for me.

My favorite phobia is arachnophobia, only because I cant even look at anything creepy and or crawly.

“Digital” in Digital Storytelling

Both Bryan Alexander and Shira Chess reveal how new technology and software can let people not only be creative but share their creativity. We are now able to create something and let people know matter where or who you are build off of it.

Web storytelling enabled Slender Man to be created by its ability to share ideas and let people create something for other people to enjoy and reflect. I see digital storytelling as traditional storytelling in a new medium, because the stories are put out there into the world and people change them and resubmit them, like oral traditions. The only way digital storytelling is different is that it can be spread way faster than any other type of storytelling.

Week One Summary

This week was pretty tough, I think it was just the process of getting set up and get situated with the different websites. I probably would have had an easier time if I would have used my newer computer, but it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle. One thing I learned is that there is a social media website for anyone no matter what medium you use;  whether it is voice recording or tying or making videos. I do enjoy the options to use these different tools to express myself.

Scary Story

There was a man named Tom who always argued with his wife Gina. They would argue and fight constantly and one day Tom threatened to cut his throat. A few fights later Tom actually did cut his throat, in front of his wife. So, the wife decided to donate his organs to a hospital nearby. Tom’s heart was given to a man named Jonathon. Gina wanted to meet Jonathon, and so she did and as soon as Jonathon met Gina he fell in love with the heart that was once beating for her dead husband. Jonathon and Gina soon got married and fought just like Gina and Tom. One day Gina came home and found Jonathon dead with an open throat and a knife in his hand.

The End