Movie Reflections and a GIF

When I was watching La Jetee, at first I was confused as to why we were watching a French film, then I figured it out. With the images throughout the film to tell the story instead of live action, showed us a different perspective on story telling through films. I do think that Terry Gilliam did a good job with this because while watching, I knew what was going on in each frame. In my personal opinion, I was not a big fan of it. I like live action movies instead of pictures and a narrator. I will say that it was a different, but interesting film.

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I decided to watch The Road for the long film we had to choose to watch. This film I really enjoyed. It was realistic, because this man and his son were survivors of an apocalypse and it shows their journey through the post-apocalypse. It showed their everyday struggles from looking for food to finding shelter and warmth when it was cold and rainy outside. The director created visuals where it drew the audience in to give us the emotion we should be feeling while watching a certain scene. I definitely had empathy for the father and son, because it was sad to see all of the things they went through when their life should have been normal if the apocalypse didn’t happen.

The gif I created is from a scene from this movie where the man is running while holding his son. This scene happened when they were chasing after a thief who stole their stuff. It shows the reality of what would happen if the apocalypse did happen and what people would do in order to survive.

The making of this post:

I watched La Jetee first and although it was meant to show us a different form of a film, I honestly did not enjoy it very much. I enjoyed The Road because it showed a real life perspective and there was nothing that was unrealistic, which I liked. It definitely kept me interested the entire time.

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My Favorite Photo

Below is my favorite photo I have taken. The reason why this is my favorite picture is because I love sunsets. Sunsets are so breathtaking and magical, they almost don’t seem real sometimes. That is what I felt when I was taking this picture and when I still look at this picture. It is breathtaking to me. It is a calming picture with accents of blue, purple, pink, and orange. The water that day was so calm and it was a warm night…my favorite kind of nights. I just felt at peace at the time of this picture. I can never pass up a good sunset and this one in particular was my favorite and my favorite picture I have taken in general.

Making this post:

When I was deciding on what picture I thought was my favorite that I took, I went through a lot of my family that I love. I decided to choose this one because it such a peaceful picture that anyone can relate to when I describe and talk about the way I feel towards it.

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Before and After the End

Below are the before and after pictures of surviving the apocalypse. It has been a rough journey trying to survive the apocalypse, but I did it.


The making of this post:

When deciding what I wanted to create for a before and after for the end, I thought it would be best if I used myself to show what it would look like if someone survived the apocalypse. This is what I think I would look like after, skin broken and discolored. This apocalypse would definitely be one that related to something nuclear or something with aliens. Since I did turn blue and my skin is not normal anymore. I used an app that had different filters where it added to your face, this one caught my eye! Definitely thought it’d be perfect for the apocalypse theme.

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Thinking About Photos

I found the tips for photography to be very helpful when doing the photo blitz assignment. The changing my perspective by changing yours was one that I used when doing the assignment. I took a picture of the trees outside and I changed my position so that I was lower and the trees looked like they were hanging over me. The create depth tip is my favorite, I use this all the time when I take pictures and it makes pictures look so much better when there is depth in them.

The gallery I looked at was the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. I noticed that the photographer used the tip of look to the light. All of the images in this gallery are stunning because the lighting in them is perfect. In some pictures the photographer also used depth to add more to the photo. This photographer photographed abandonment in a really good way by showing all the aircraft that was torn apart and left behind. This is good for the apocalypse because it looks like some nuclear war happened where all of the aircraft got blown up and tore apart.

Below are the pictures from the photo blitz assignment. I really liked this assignment, and I thought it was going to be easier than it actually was. While I was doing it, I kept trying to be creative with finding things around my house that would relate to the prompt for the picture. I was running around doing this but I actually finished in a pretty short amount of time! I liked this assignment, because we were able to use the tips for better photography throughout this assignment to help us better understand photography.

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My Third Week Nearing the End

This week, I did a lot of writing. Not that I minded it, because I love writing and being creative with it. I started my week off with doing The Daily Create on Tuesday. This was a lot of fun because I was able to be creative with it and create a mini story.

I did two other Daily Creates, the first was on backwards day so I decided to post a picture of a guy riding his bike backwards…you don’t see that everyday! The second was the Generator Powered Stories, the story that I got was very interesting and probably something I or anyone would never read.

Throughout the week, I took each assignment slowly and thought about them each. The first one I did was the reading reflections of the two short stories we had to read. I actually really enjoyed reading the short stories, especially FinisI thought this story got interesting as it climaxed. This was actually the story I used to create an alternate ending. The ending I created for this short story was much different from its original ending. Instead of ending life, I saved Alice and Eastwood’s life. I liked creating an alternate ending for a story that was already published because I was able to end it the way that I thought it would end best.

The Amazon product review was probably the funniest assignment I have ever done. Just because anyone in the world could see my comment about the product and how it helped me survive the apocalypse! So people might think I am crazy if they ever come across my comment, but that’s okay. 😉 Finding a product wasn’t very hard because I just thought of a survival kit and I happened to come across the handy bracelet.

I really enjoyed doing all of these assignments, because  I really like writing. I enjoyed being able to choose two assignments out of the Assignment Bank on my own because that gave the class some freedom and the ability to choose what we are interested in with things that relate to the apocalypse. I chose the Apocalypse Terms of Service and The End Is For Everything.

Question of the week:

In the event of an apocalypse, I think that I would be the person to share my supplies with those around me in need. I am a very helpful and caring person so I wouldn’t be able to see someone suffer knowing that I have things that could help them to survive. I would definitely help and share my supplies with my family and loved ones but also the people that really need them.

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The End is for Dogs

Everyone is gone. My humans are gone. I am left without a home and I am all alone. I have been searching for my people for a couple of days now and I am starving. I haven’t found any people, but I have found another fellow dog. He says his name is Jack and he is trying to find his people too! We don’t know where they went…maybe on a vacation? They never leave without saying goodbye or see you later. Jack and I are on the search for food, since we don’t have our normal food anywhere out here in these weird woods, we have to find something. I smell something…I smell something that smells familiar. I start running and I hear something, it sounds like water. I haven’t been this happy since three days ago! I am so hungry and thirsty, this water is going to taste delicious! I go to take a big lick at the streaming river, but this water tastes like dirt. But I have found a fish, I am going to catch it and me and Jack are going to share it.

A year has gone by and the world is full of dogs just like me, everywhere! We are so happy and we have figured out how to hunt other animals. When we bark, we scare the birds. When we jump in the water, we scare the fish to where they are frightened enough that they freeze, that’s when we get them! The world is so great now, even though there are days that I miss my family and my home. They didn’t want me, so I had to make it on my own. Along the way I found so many other dog friends that I love this life even more! We never have humans yelling at us and we can eat whatever and use the bathroom wherever we want! Life with just dogs is the best life I have lived.

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Apocalypse Terms of Service

The Terms of Service listed below are the rules and regulations that every member of the apocalypse should follow. Meaning, if you are alive and breathing, you must follow the following policies:

  • Every member shall seek shelter when a apocalypse arrives (zombie, alien, nuclear, natural disaster, etc.) This shelter can include, a basement that includes rooms without windows, a cellar, a hidden room, etc.
  • Every member shall help one another in the event of an apocalypse if needed. Meaning, if you see someone hurt near you, you need to help. Exceptions include: if the person has a deadly infection and/or has a contagious virus.
  • Every member shall be stocked up on necessary supplies at all times to remain supplied when an apocalypse event occurs. These items should include: canned food items, first-aid kits, knives, scissors, fire starters, etc.
  • Every member shall help any animal in need, unless it is a deadly animal.
  • Every member shall help protect Earth at all costs. It is the only planet we can all live on and we must try to keep it livable.
  • Every member shall fight against zombies or aliens to eliminate all threats during either apocalypse.

Every member shall obey the Terms of Service listed above unless otherwise noted by authorities. Shall any member not obey the following Terms of Service and do the opposite of what is listed, they will immediately be fined or punished for their wrongdoings to our Earth and fellow people.

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Finis…An Alternate Ending

I am going to be writing an alternate ending for the short story Finis. 

Original ending: 

“Kiss me!” she whispered suddenly, throwing her arms around his neck. He could feel her trembling. “Say you love me; hold me in your arms. There is only an hour.”

“Don’t be afraid. Try to face it bravely,” stammered Eastwood.

“I don’t fear it—not death. But I have never lived. I have always been timid and wretched and afraid—afraid to speak—and I’ve almost wished for suffering and misery or anything rather than to be stupid and dumb and dead, the way I’ve always been.

“I’ve never dared to tell anyone what I was, what I wanted. I’ve been afraid all my life, but I’m not afraid now. I have never lived; I have never been happy; and now we must die together!”

It seemed to Eastwood the cry of the perishing world. He held her in his arms and kissed her wet, tremulous face that was strained to his.

The twilight was gone before they knew it. The sky was blue already, with crimson flakes mounting to the zenith, and the heat was growing once more intense.

“This is the end, Alice,” said Eastwood, and his voice trembled.

She looked at him, her eyes shining with an unearthly softness and brilliancy, and turned her face to the east.

There, in crimson and orange, flamed the last dawn that human eyes would ever see.

New, alternate ending: 

“Kiss me!” she whispered suddenly. Eastwood thought to himself that her request was odd and like every world ending movie where there are only a man and woman left on Earth.

“No Alice, I can’t. We aren’t going to die. We can’t be the only survivors out there.” Eastwood told her in a very asserting tone.

Alice started to burst into tears thinking she was going to end her life alone and unhappy, as she had always been.

Suddenly, the two looking into the flame saw something bursting out of the “second sun.”

“Could it be? Could there be more life somewhere else?” screamed Alice to Eastwood. “What is that? Who is that?!” She continued on.

That’s when a big white space-like ship came flying slowly through the air. They both waved their hands as this was their only hope for life.

The floating ship came down and landed near them, they went running towards it. The ship opened and out came a new form of life.

Alice and Eastwood were thrilled to see these people that were different but not as much as they thought. These people were indeed people but with a little more robotic form to them.

Off went Alice and Eastwood in the flying ship to where the two suns collided.

The End.

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Short Story Readings

The two short stories that I chose to read were Finis and There Will Come Soft Rains. These two stories were definitely interesting. With Finis, I thought that the author drew the audience in by having a climax that was crazy. At first I thought the story started off a bit boring because I felt it had many unnecessary facts in it that were really related to the story fully. Once the story started to get going with what they thought was the new star, then it really caught my interest. With There Will Come Soft Rains, I was immediately interested because I did not know what was going on, all I knew immediately was that the house seemed like a smart house run by robotic things, like the cleaning mice. I think this story could have probably elaborated more on what had happened in the past because I found myself guessing what happened and not really knowing exactly what was happening in the story.

I think that both stories did a great job with their descriptions on things. As I read both stories, I was able to get an image in my head of what was happening because they each described everything so well. In Finis, I think the author did a good job of describing the main characters of the short story because I was able to create an image of them in my head and he gave them all different personalities, which I liked. In the other short story, the author didn’t really have any characters as it was mainly about what was going on in this house.

Overall, I really enjoyed both stories, but I think I liked Finis more. Just because I was able to understand what was happening and I stayed interested. I like when I am reading stories and the author explains everything and doesn’t leave the audience kind of in the dark. Of course, creating your own assumptions for stories can be good, but I feel that Finis was written exceptionally well and it kept the audience interested the entire time.