The Aspects of Feed

The movie that I will review for one of my daily assignments is “Feed”.

Let me quickly explain the plot. A girl and her twin brother attend a party over the weekend. They get into a fight because they are both drunk, and they get into the car. The brother (during an argument) hits the wheel wrong and gets into a crash. He, sadly, passes away and his sister survives. She then starts to think that she is seeing her brother. Her “brother” is alway saying that he is hungry and needs her food. That was just a representation for the voice people who have anorexia hear. Want to know how it ends? Just watch to find out!

Here is the preview of the movie!!

I personally think that the vast attention that is applied to every aspect of this movie is incredible. They try to provide information on anorexia to the audience. It’s camera angles and storytelling is what got me the most. It felt like you were inside of the main character’s mind.

There was only a couple things that I was not a fan of.  Those being, how the crash happened. It was too predictable for me. I thought that it’s cliche of a beginning storyline took away from the rest of the movie. The one other thing I had an issue with was when her brother popped up as she was making out with a guy. I thought that took a very strange turn. I know anorexia doesn’t go away no matter what, but I thought they could have presented that in a different way.

 

Yes, This Is My Bucket List

This is my bucket list for the current 2k18..well 5 items off of it! I was able to achieve 2 stars for this! It was very fun to do! 🙂

  1. Attend a least one major award show: Ever since I was little, I’ve always wanted to actually be at an awards show. No matter if its the VMA’s or the Emmys, I want to be there with all that exciting energy AND all those celebrities!
  2. Hold a monkey: Ok, I’m sure you are thinking, why would that be on a bucket list. Every since I was young, I had this fascination with monkeys. Being in Virginia and not somewhere like Florida, I’m never going to be able to walk into a pet store and see a monkey.
  3. Be in a movie: Whether as an extra or the lead, or a major motion picture or a small budget, I would LOVE to participate in a movie. The process is just so amazing and complex that I would be very happy to be an actress.
  4. Drive, write again, only say yes: This number 4 on my list wouldn’t be number 100 on others. After I got my disease, I lost many things such as writing and driving. These things will come with time. Hopefully sooner than later.
  5. Go to Australia: Australia is one of the most incredible and interesting places in the world. It is also on the other side of the world. That’s what makes it hard and expensive to get there. That’s also why I want to be there so bad.

Say Hi to Olivia

Welcome to the world of Olivia.

Olivia is is the Queen B around school. She gets what she wants. She gets WHO she wants. She feels like she is on top of the world. Everything she does appears to her peers as perfect.

Olivia is very short and skinny with reddish hair. She has freckles and very tan skin. Somehow she seems to know anyone who is anyone (well her idea of anyone). She has her grades in perfect order, being the current valedictorian and the top of the soccer team.

Many would call her unkind or even a bully. But her family background is not as supportive as her so called “friends”. She struggles with being put down consistently by both her mom, dad, and older brother.

Her story is way more complex than what others think. But that story will have to be told on another assignment….

Storytelling in the Eyes of Hercules

Hercules is the first movie that comes to mind when I consider good storytelling of a myth. This story has many aspects that make it great. Such as: it’s memorable, it inspires action, etc. I believe this myth is one that needs to be modeled after, when in a day, I will need to create my own character (see other blog). So, if you want to know more about the storytelling of Hercules just keep reading.

The greatest part of Hercules is the storytelling coming from the 5 singing women. They are able to explain what is happening, while still grabbing AND keeping the attention of the audience. Honestly, I don’t know what about this movie that doesn’t work. It is fun and lighthearted while still being true to the original myth (just with a Disney twist).

Just as explained in our one reading (located here), this particular movie is an archetypal story. Meaning it is a story with something like a great birth or the underworld.

Hercules covers many ideas discussed in our readings/video we had this past week. When I am thinking about how I am going to design my character, I consider this to attempt to model after.

Dear Past Alexis

Hey there!!

Wow you are 14 and a freshman in high school! Congrats! I know middle school was tough. You need to stop thinking it was hard because of you. Let me tell you, it is hard for everyone!!!

You had an interesting friend group during 7th and 8th grade. You stayed friends with them because you wanted to be part of the “in crowd”. Trust me those popular girls are nothing but trouble. Be friends with people who you genuinely like and want to be around.

ALSO I know you love soccer. I know you don’t plan on playing it professionally, so I’d suggest not to pursue it in high school. All thats gonna happen is you are going to get hurt and break your ankle…..or something…..*cough cough* did that at the first game. Consider something like theater! Put yourself out there!

Last thing, LOVE YOURSELF. Stopping caring about what you want to look like and start loving what you do look like. Thats all I have to say!!!

Sincerely,

Alexis

Week 2 Summary

This has been a long week! After learning from my mistakes of last week, I started the assignments from this week a little earlier. These tasks were a little more fun and creative!

I started the week with reading a post about how to write blog posts. You can check it out here .

I then began doing my daily creates!

The first one was to record me knocking on something. I did something different and knocked on the house phone. I uploaded it through sound cloud and tweeted it!

The next daily create that I did, was to take a picture of something double and put it on twitter. In light of the fall season, I decided to put on some pumpkins!

This is the final Daily Create for the week! I was supposed to draw a very tiny picture and post it to twitter. I decided to draw a dog because I thought it would be easy…..it wasn’t.

I began to explore the assignment bank as well! Originally I thought it would be very boring and time consuming, but I actually enjoyed it! I was able to express my creativeness in whatever way I chose. It’s nice that we only had to pick 3 at whatever level we chose!

Google Guesses!!!

Best Picture!

White Flag

It was a lot of fun personalizing my blog as well. I was able to make it totally me and not generic to the class. It made me kind of wonder if I’d want to actually have my own blog outside of class! You can view the design of my blog here or even view you as you are reading this.

Class participation is very easy for this class. I was already looking at other classmates blog, so now I just have to record when I do it. It’s nice being able to bounce ideas off of each other. It gives you the idea of being in a classroom setting. Take a look at only a few comments I made throughout the week!

I also had a very difficult time finding and understanding the slack assignment. But after emailing the professor, I realized I was already set up for it and everything! I guess my long week with a lot of homework really messed with my brain! I am in the #photo assignment. I look forward to working with my group!

 

 

White Flag

My final assignment for the assignment bank was to pick a song and explain what the song makes you feel. Here is my tweet regarding the assignment! Look at the full description of the assignment here.

I couldn’t complete the assignment entirely with the letter quota on twitter, so I will explain here. I suffer from a nerve disease called CRPS. I am in constant pain 24/7. Anytime that I feel like I can’t do it anymore or can’t do the day, I put this song on and put it up to the highest volume.

If you are having trouble one day, listen to this song by Bishop it’ll brighten your mood!!!

 

 

Best Picture!

This picture is one of my favorite ones I’ve taken. This is my service dog in training, Rilee. The picture was taken on her first birthday. I love it so much because it represents how crazy it is to attempt to train a dog for service work. That’s her most of the time when I am trying to be all business.

Clearly she didn’t want to be!

To find out more about the assignment click here

Week 1 Summary

Well….this week has been quite the week! The start up for this class wasn’t all that bad. It was very simple and easy to create all the different accounts. It did get hard when it came to connecting these to the full D106 class website. I did many look overs to make sure I completed it correctly.

I enjoyed making the blog because we get to express ourselves in it. That gives me the freedom that I enjoy to have for a class. I really liked being able to see what other classmates have said/done for the class (social media posts, etc.)

Thoughts on Myth/Folklore Theme

Hi DS106!