Sorry there won’t be any Homework assigned this week, but I have limited access to the internet right now. I’m hoping that next week we can be back on track! Hey, look at it this way: You have time to turn in old assignments you might have missed! And feel free to hop around those assignments in the comments sections and leave some comments for your classmates.
On another note, I’m going to make an effort to post a Quote of the Day as often as I can here. Feel free to leave comments on these forthcoming short posts, too. Let me know if you like them, hate them, if they make you laugh, or if they move you in some way. I’m a literature person… I collect quotes. This was bound to happen sooner or later.
Quote of the Day:
“How frail the human heart must be –a mirrored pool of thought…”
Tags: Homework, QotD, Sylvia Plath
That means another Reality 101 homework assignment! I’m glad you all are having fun with these exercises and remember, even though they’re due on Thursdays, you can always go back and take a stab at one of the projects from weeks prior. I’m enjoying creating them and adding my own (after y’all have turned yours in and forgotten all about it, of course), too. In fact, if things slow down here soon I may just make these Homework assignments their own page here on the site and collect all the posts there! Thoughts?
OH! Don’t forget! Tomorrow’s Friday 5 is our Podcamp Pittsburgh 3 themed day! Remember to post a trackback to the PCPGH3 site here.
Homework #4: Memories
Yet another twist to the game:
Everyone has at least one “Junk Drawer” in their home where errant trinkets, broken bits of something, receipts, dodads, and whatnots find a home. Sometimes these things are tossed or shoved in the drawer because there’s no where else to put them. Sometimes they’re put there because you don’t want to lose whatever it is you’re stashing away, or you don’t want to forget it. Other times you want to keep it, but have no where in particular to put it. In any event, the items all share something–they’re important in some way to the owner of the drawer. They’re pieces of memories stashed away.
This week I want you to tell me who this woman is by what is in her “Junk Drawer.” Imagine that she went rifling through that drawer in a last ditch panic looking for her misplaced keys the morning this picture was taken, and she, instead, found something she had forgotten about. What was it that she found that is making her smile like that and changed her mood 180 degrees? (I assume I don’t have to say this, but, “and why”)
Can’t wait to read this week’s responses!
Tags: Creative, Homework
First a bit of housekeeping:
- I have a WTF?! Wednesday post that I started for yesterday, but it’s not finished. It will be and I’ll post it late. It’s not a typical rant, so watch for it.
- Next week’s Friday 5 will be a special one in honor of the upcoming Podcamp Pittsburgh 3 (I’ll post the questions here and on the PCPGH3 site). Make sure you check the site, and if you’re attending, make sure you link back to the PCPGH3 page with your responses!
- After what seems like an entire Age of Man, a new piece is up over at Lyrique Tragedy Reviews about the suicide of David Foster Wallace. There are a few reviews and other articles on the way there soon, so keep an eye out.
- Last week’s homework is due! (Of course I want you to turn it in even if it’s late… but no one likes late assignment turner-inners… Plus… there are points at stake… you didn’t know that did you… muhahaha!)
And now for this week’s homework challenge! Admittedly, y’all have done an amazing job with finding the folks in these images in your own version of their world. Some have been remarkably dark, others touching, and I’ve even seen a few responses that drew a chuckle or two. But don’t think this is going to be easy forever! I want you to exercise those creative muscles! Get those Muses off of their respective couches and working again! So I offer you the following:
Along with your regular responses to who this is and what is going on in the picture, be sure to address two things: 1) Is he/she coming back? and 2) Associate a song/audio with this image in some way. In other words, create the soundtrack for this moment.
With such a musically diverse group, I’m eager to see where you take this one! You have one week!
Tags: Homework, Lyrique Tragedy Reviews, PCPGH3
Since you all were so great with the last one, I want to keep your creative juices flowing with another Character Creation exercise for this week’s homework assignment! Last week’s was pretty basic, but this week I’m adding some difficulty to the mix. I have faith, though. In fact, knowing the lot of you and your ability to turn phrases and be witty is what inspired this particular exercise. Gather and surmise:
This week’s assignment is not just a mere “What’s going on here?” exercise. Who are these men? What are they talking about? Whatever history you choose to include, only one thing is required: What bit of information is causing the look on the one man’s face?
Bonus points if you provide dialogue! Ready…. Go!
(Post your creations in the comments, or, if you so choose, on your own site! Just remember to put the links and/or and excerpt in the comments section here so everyone can be jealous of your brilliance…)
Tags: Character Creation, creativity, Homework