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Final Broadside

As every college student ever, I chose to do something I thought would be easy. We’re all trying to cut ourselves some slack, but just as it always goes what you pick is never easy. I wanted to continue on my horror related theme by composing some broadsides that were also two sentence horror stories. Horror isn’t just blood, gore and jump scares (Okay, maybe it is but-) it’s about the atmosphere, the feeling you perceive from what you view. That’s be beauty about creating something, you get to create a feeling. That’s the beauty about written language because it’s just words on a page until someone picks them up and then gives those words meaning.

I used InDesign to create my broadsides, after using photoshop for my last project, I decided to say “see ya, sis” and move on to something better. My biggest problem with this project, wasn’t adding words to a picture, but creating a feeling of inner dread when you go back and this about the words. I am very proud of what I accomplished and didn’t run into any major issues except for motivation. These are my final images!

The first image I placed the face into the center of the eye to create the effect of looking into someones inner fears.

In this image, I cropped in the face and ran into a few problems with shading and making sure the light on the hood was also on the face in the hood, and making it look like the hood was in the actually on the head. They saying was not original, although I thought it fit really well and did not think it was a trade marked saying, or anything like that.

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Final Project Proposal

For my final project, I would like to create broadsides and this time involve my horror theme into them. Creating something spooky is always a passion of mine, and I would like to see where I can go with it. I want to be able to use the creatures I used with my artists book, and expand them into their own narrative per creature. I liked being able to design something that is related to each other, yet could stand alone by itself. I envision the same blood writing, or try to recreate the serial killer script I had used.

To complete this, I plan on reading up on urban legends or checking creepypasta to learn their character traits so I can appropriately in their voice. For this I will also be using indesign because after using photoshop, I decided I can use indesign better. With all things considered, I hope I can cause some fear and anxiety inducing work so scare my peers.

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Artists Book

Here is “Tales for the Twisted” I had to get pretty creative due to the fact I forgot I didn’t have a working printer until Sunday night, so I had to go home to complete this project. I had this vision of including the text in my images, but as it turns out some things didn’t fit or didn’t look right or I had lack of printer ink, so I had to improvise. I included the text in the next page in block form, I envisioned it like in movies when serial killers would send letters to the police they used clippings from newspapers to form a sentence. I wanted this book to look old and used (for good or for evil?? you’ll find out). Since my topic was scary, I wanted it to look like it was in a horror story. This is what I had completed! I’m pretty proud of the end result. I had to use tape as the binding due to lack of money and resources, but I had sewn the pages together and closer to the title pages. Rumor has it, this book was found in a cabin in the woods.

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Artist Book progress

Writing an artist book has been a fun experience so far. My only difficulties is working photoshop, which as really slowed me down. Thankfully, youtube has a bunch of tutorials. So far I have 6 of the 10 pages that I need, I’m working on now is adding layers and how to cut and paste objects into that layer. I like this because I can channel my inner horror writer. Another struggle of mine is fitting a story into two sentences, the goal of a ‘two sentence horror story’ is to write something small and chilling that leaves it up to the imagination to fill your head with fears. I’m going to share one page as they all still seriously need work, but I’m trying to learn photoshop as fast as I can.

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Mini Project ideas:

I was really liking the idea of creating an artists book. Since my general theme of writing revolves around morbid ideas/topics I want to write 2 sentence horror stories revolving around urban legends. I like the idea of 2 sentence horror stories because they leave so much up to the imagination by interpretation. In my opinion it says more by saying less because it is so mentally engaging. An example of my idea is I would use something like the ‘Rake’ a tall aloof humanoid creature, and write something similar too “At night I watch you from afar. Tonight I will be close” with visual of this creature staring from the bars of a window at night. I plan to use photoshop to my best ability in creating this picture, so I may print it and put it on to black construction paper. I want the final product to look like a witches book you would find in an antique store.

As far as podcasting, I may play around with the idea of me and my friend talking about paranormal experiences we have. We have been to abandoned trolley yards and have managed to take a photograph of a ghost, and I kind of want to talk about that because i think the bizarre is usually the most interesting topic.

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Final Social Media Post

I give so much credit to people who manage social media accounts. My final thoughts on the social. media project that it is really hard to manage them. I noticed my social media wasn’t linked to the class website. I cannot figure out my password, and when I try password link on my phone it just opens up Louie’s page. His instagram name is fatlou_ and he is a cute gray tabby. Since I can’t link my site due to instagram problems, So I’m going to post screen shots here in hopes that will make up for it.

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Social Media Project .5 (complications)

My project so far as been more difficult than I would’ve anticipated it would be. Some major challenges I have faced so far, is gaining my cats interest within the project. I can only post so many pictures of him and his harness without the pictures looking ‘reused’ or new. I also did not anticipate my cat being too nervous at home for spring break to harness train because he has anxiety revolving my dogs at home. One thing I should’ve done earlier is I should’ve included an informative picture of what I was planning to do, rather just being Louie’s ‘internet persona’ and posting what the was up to that day.

While checking my classmates blogs, I noticed they have also posted consistently and stuck within their ‘genre’ or ‘persona’ of social media.

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Social Media Project

My vision is to create/add on to my cats Instagram page. I want to document his journey through his eyes into harness training. Harness training has a lot of benefits for cats; get out energy, perfect exercise, fills their instinctual needs. Since my cat is fat, I figured this is the best way to get him to exercise more with lots of benefits.

The platform I am using will be Instagram because he already has followers and I might be able to gain more because he is a cutie. Because it is a process, I will be anticipating posting daily to make progress in his adjustment to the harness as it must be done in steps.

Each Instagram post will elaborate on what I have done today, for example the first step in harness introduction is to leave it where they can see it and smell it which would lead to me taking a picture of Louie and his harness daily to show his progress all the way to the end goal of being able to walk him.

I want to get more of my friends to follow his Instagram to gain popularity over time.

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Class thoughts so far

Finding the right background for my broadside was extremely hard. harder than I anticipated it being, I had the perfect background and a nice rose only to find out the link to my background was broken so I had to find another one (which took hours.) It was tough finding a background that still looked like rain, yet wasn’t distracting from the words along with the rose. I feel as though my end product was really nice, and I am proud of what I have accomplished.

The twine assignment looks that it’s going to be hard too, but sometimes I enjoy a new challenge. What is also going to be personal challenging is that this time of year is always hard for me because it brings back memories of being stalked by my crazy ex my freshman year. (Situation was resolved with help of UP.) I just have to pick myself up and inspire myself to do good and not let myself get behind.

I have an idea for twine that I want to run through the morning of a college student, making decisions on a day to day basis and what we all struggle with i.e. hitting the snooze button, making it to class on time, getting that shower that you didn’t want to take. Although so it isn’t boring I want to add some drama in like good karma and bad karma. For example, I want to do a scenario where you see someone drop a $20, but if you decide to keep it you will get bad luck, and if you give to to the person something good happens your way. I definitely need to brain storm more to get a better concrete idea, but I’m willing to roll with the punches until I get a better finished result

Broadside attempt 2

After playing around with a background and the original poem, I decided that it was too long and maybe less words had more impact. This poem is important to me because my ex was emotionally abusive and the two lines I chose represent the gas lighting I went through for two years.