Week 1 The Journey Begins

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

It is time to start preparing for THE END! Join me on my journey throughout Digital Storytelling 106.

This week I went through DS106 bootcamp and became familiar with the several platforms we will be using to communicate with one another such as creating a Domain of One’s Own.  I created this WordPress with the name “umwequestrianista” because I am student at Mary Washington and when I am not fulfilling my responsibilities as a student I am definitely at the barn riding my horse. I think it would be interesting throughout the semester to tie together my passion for horses to our apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic fiction topics.

I also became familiar with using “Slack”, which is basically our way of communicating as a class to ask and answer questions and share our hard work.  I had never heard of this prior to our class, but I think it is a great tool to have since we aren’t physically meeting in a classroom.

The other platforms I created to help me become more successful in this course I am already pretty familiar with. I created an Instagram and Twitter account “umwequestrianista” to match my domain and also a YouTube and SoundCloud to work on things to post for our course.

What is your own personal relationship with apocalyptic or post apocalyptic fiction?

I have very little knowledge of this topic besides some movies I have seen in the past, so I am excited to dive a little deeper into it this semester.  I have really enjoyed the movies “Mad Max Fury Road” and “I Am Legend” because they were extremely action packed and both had characters I was rooting for to make it out to the end.

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I think that zombi apocalypse is my favorite genre.  I have been obsessed with “The Walking Dead” for years now.  It is interesting to think about putting myself in that situation and potentially having to see a loved one as zombie and choose my safety over the person who isn’t really a person anymore.

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