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A Recap of Week 9 of The End

A Recap of Week 9 of The End

It has been a great week!

Week 9 began with with my group’s radio show, Girls’ Guide to/for/through the Apocalypse. It aired on DS106 Radio on Tuesday night. It was so much fun getting to hear our show on the air. We all worked so hard on it, and it was so exciting to know that anyone could hear something we put so much work into. I was also able to live-tweet our show, so make sure to check out my Twitter or this recent blog post to see my Tweets! I also loved getting to work with my group, and I hope we get to work together again in the future!

Also this week, I completed three Daily Creates! You can find them below:

On Wednesday, the 21st, I completed the Daily Create in which I created a daily check-list for my character, Dr. Annalise Huddleston. I figured that this covered all the tasks that a doctor should do during the apocalypse. What did I leave out?

On Thursday, the 22nd, I completed the Daily Create in which I renamed an animal with a more descriptive and accurate name. I figured that a good name for a dolphin would be “friendly shark.” Think about it. When you’re in the ocean, sometimes it’s difficult to know for sure if the fin sticking out of the water belongs to a dolphin or a shark. Check out this webpage where you can find even more funny/accurate names for your favorite animals! Some of my favorites are the “Tyrannosaurus Deer” A.K.A the kangaroo, the “Cat Bird” A.K.A the owl, the “Sea Flap-Flap” A.K.A the stingray, and the “Formal Chicken” A.K.A the penguin. Share some other examples in the comments! They never fail to make me laugh.

The last Daily Create that I completed this week was on Friday, the 23rd. As a person who has grown up with both cats and dogs, and watched hundreds of hilarious videos of dogs and cats, I had a difficult time deciding which is the best. I had to settle for both. Cats can do things that dogs can’t, and dogs can do things that cats can’t. Across my lifetime, I have had three cats and two dogs. The dog on the right in the picture below is my dog, Molly, who recently passed away, and someone who I knew since I was seven-years-old. The dog on the left is Lily. She came into my life when I was fourteen. She’s very sweet, and loved her best friend, Molly. I love all animals, though. If you put a skunk in front of me, I would still say that it’s cute! No shame!

I interrupt your regularly scheduled content for a moment because I don’t want to be done talking about cats and dogs, so here are some of my favorite GIFs of them.

Source: Giphy
Source: Giphy
Source: Giphy

And now back to your regular scheduled content…

Another assignment from this week was to “remix” an assignment that I have already completed this semester. I chose to recreate the haiku I wrote back in February. To see my reflection of this assignment, you can find it in this recent blog post!

The first version:

Photo by Jaak Horn on Unsplash

Our world was gorgeous.

 The apocalypse took it away.

 Now we wear gas masks.

The remixed version:

Photo by Satwik Arora on Unsplash

The road is empty.

Once in a while I see you.

Someday this will end.

The last main thing I did this week was step up my commenting game. I definitely tried to comment on many more of my classmates’ blog posts. I will continue to do so in the future, as well! If I left you a comment, great job! If I didn’t give you a comment, I’ll make sure to do so before the semester is over!

This week has been quite fun! Not only did I have these assignments for DS106, but it was also Junior Week here at UMW! I attended Junior Formal on Friday night with my best friends, and then on Saturday, I received my class ring! I wish I could go back and do it all over again, however I don’t think I would change a thing! One thing that I took away from the ceremony and speeches was the line that it’s okay to be uncomfortable. You might be uncomfortable, but you aren’t paralyzed. I love that so much, and will be taking that along with me through the rest of my life!

Also, we’re just SIX weeks away from summer vacation!! Let’s do this!

One quick comment, too! Happy Easter!


QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

What’s one thing you definitely couldn’t live without during the apocalpyse? How would you go about obtaining it?

I would have to say that I definitely couldn’t live without my family. I would make sure that I could stay as a unit in the apocalypse. The four of us could get much more done than just one of us. I like to be alone when I want to be and when I’m comfortable. However, in the apocalypse, I know I will not want to be alone if I can avoid it. If I wasn’t able to get to my family before the apocalypse, I would try to use my phone as much as I could to find out where they are so I could find them before it’s too late.

 

 

 

 

 

Girls’ Guide to the Apocalypse has Aired

Girls’ Guide to the Apocalypse has Aired

On Tuesday, March 20th, my survivalist group’s radio show aired on DS106 Radio. It was so exciting to listen to something that we all worked so hard on on a platform where anyone and everyone could hear it! Rachel did a wonderful job editing everything together. There was one moment that the volume was a little funny, but everything turned out so well! In my opinion, it sounded professional and like something that we had spent a lot of time on rather than something that sounded like we tried to rush and get it over with. I do not have a link to our show just yet, however, when I do, I will add it in to this post.

I live-tweeted the event while trying to give some ‘behind-the-scenes’ information as well as trying to add some more humor to our already-funny radio show. Some examples of those tweets:

If you want to see more tweets from my live-tweet session, you can find them on my Twitter profile, @eafinto!

I’m so proud of how our show turned out. I also really enjoyed seeing my other classmates’ reactions to the show! From the health advice, to the beauty hacks, and lastly to the advice column, it was funny, entertaining, and exciting. I hope you all who listen(ed) enjoy too!

After our show, I listened to the next show that was airing on Tuesday, Eagle Report. I really enjoyed this show as well! It seemed like a real news report during the apocalypse. Very cool! I enjoyed how they integrated music into their show, as well. They had a theme song that would play at the beginning of the show and at the end of the show, as well as every time that the show would resume after a commercial/ad. I also love how creative this group got with incorporating different bumpers into their show. They used real-life commercials that we have all heard or seen on the radio or on TV. I tweeted along with this show as well, and one of my favorite tweets that I added to the discussion was:

This show reminded me a lot of the show that aired on DS106 Radio a few weeks ago about the mysterious outbreak and the contaminated water. It was a live broadcast of what was happening on the streets and what the announcer was seeing. This show from Eagle Report was very similar, and I really enjoyed it!

These radio shows were fun to create and listen to, and I hope I am able to work with my group again soon in the future, and maybe even create another episode of the Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse.

It’s Been a Minute, Fellow Survivors

It’s Been a Minute, Fellow Survivors

Hello!

I had a wonderful spring break and I wish I could have about two more weeks of it. Unfortunately, I had to come back to the real world. I went down to Kiawah Island in South Carolina to visit family. Kiawah is a very special place for my family and me. We have celebrated numerous Easters and Thanksgivings down there. I learned how to ride a bike on the beach and it is somewhere where I felt like I grew up. It’s a second home, and somewhere that is extremely special to me. It was amazing to be back down there after a few years of not being able to go down or spend long enough. If I had to explain Kiawah in one word, I would say “paradise.” Just so you can get an idea how amazing this place is, here are a few pictures. If you click on them, they’ll take you to the Kiawah website so you can see even more. (I seriously recommend taking a look!)

  Source: GolfAdvisor.com
Source: Federal Highway Administration

That last picture? Yeah, that’s me around the age of 6 or 7 jumping across a little fountain/pond thingy. I could spend hours doing that.

So anyways, now you can kind of see why I love this place so much. But you want to know what I did for class these past few weeks, right?

So, let’s rewind a bit to before spring break! Before spring break, I finally got to meet with my survivalist group for the apocalypse/The End. I really, really enjoy working with these girls. We all get along and I’m excited to continue to form friendships with these ladies. If you want to know who I’m talking about, they’re names and blogs are as follows: Taylor, Rachel, Emily, and Morgan. Our tasks for the past few weeks have been to work together to think of, create, edit, and share our own radio show that will be featured on DS106 Radio. Without giving too much away, the title of our show is “Girls’ Guide to the Apocalypse” where each of us acts as our characters that each of us have created. We have Taylor and Rachel portraying their characters, Felicity and Offred as two advice columnists, Emily and Morgan portraying their characters, Jennifer and Bobbi Jane as two beauty gurus, and then me portraying my character, Annalise as a doctor giving advice and tips in order to survive. That’s all I can tell you as right now, but check out DS106 Radio this week to hear our debut! Oh! Also here is the promotional advertisement I made for our show! You’ll have to check out the other designs and promos for our show on the other girls’ pages. After the show, please let us know what you think!

Also over the past few weeks, I have completed four Daily Creates! Check them out:

For the first one, I used Hero Machine to create what I hope to become by the end of the apocalypse. I was tempted to create some kind of different creature, like a hawk with an alien’s head, or something strange like that. However, I’d really like to still be me at the end of the End. Therefore, I made myself, or a portrayal of me as myself and as my character at the same time.

For the second one, I got to play some Pictionary. My drawing skills are quite possibly some of the worst, but I still had fun. Can you guess the word? The funnier the guess, the better.

For the third one, I got to use an online template in order to make my own Wheel of Fortune word puzzle. Can you solve the puzzle?

For the fourth one, I used Canva to create a postcard that I sent to my parents as a last message in the apocalypse. I hope they’re safe and doing well. I hope I get to see them soon.

So! That was my past few weeks in a nutshell! See you next time!


QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

If the apocalypse were to happen, and you had to become something. . .else. Which kind of something would you want to be and why?

  • Some kind of mutant, like a zombie, vampire, or werewolf?
  • A cyborg who looks like a human but is actually operating from an artifical intelligence?
  • A being from someplace other than Earth?
  • A supernatural being, capable of feats no human could even begin to comprehend?
  • A time-traveler with the ability to potentially travel back and forth in time to change the outcome of the apocalypse?
  • Something else?

If the apocalypse were to happen, I would want to be a time-traveler. I think time-travel is pretty awesome, and I sometimes really wish it existed so that I could be a kid again! Life was so simple and wonderful! I also feel like I could become some sort of superhero that saves the day by preventing the apocalypse all together. I would also want to travel to the future if I’m too late and the apocalypse has already hit. I would want to travel to the future so I could see if we’ll get through this, and maybe there is something I can do in the future to redirect the results of the apocalypse. However, one fear of mine is getting stuck in the past or future and not being able to return to the present. However, a time traveler seems much more exciting than becoming a zombie, no offense zombies.

Source: Giphy
Listen One, Listen All: We’re Going to be on the Air

Listen One, Listen All: We’re Going to be on the Air

My group and I met Wednesday night to record and edit our radio show, “Girls’ Guide to the Apocalypse,” which will be airing on DS106 Radio next week! Keep your ears open for it!

We met in the vocal booth in the HCC to record all of our segments, bumpers, and more! After overcoming a few issues with the microphone and computer not wanting to pair up and function properly, each one of us (Rachel, Taylor, Morgan, Emily, and I) recored our different segments of our radio show. I went first, and I have to admit, I felt kind of silly recording my voice and my segment. We all acted as our characters in our segments. Instead of Rachel, Taylor, Morgan, Emily, and Elizabeth, we were Offred, Felicity, Jennifer, Bobbi Jane, and Annalise.

One thing that worked so well was the fact that we all worked together, and before any of us did anything, we did our best to share our ideas and scripts with one another so no one went in completely blind as to what someone was going to be doing/saying. First, I recorded my segment where I shared some health advice on how to stay healthy and safe during the apocalypse due to the fact that my character is a doctor. Then, Taylor and Rachel recorded their segment as Felicity and Offred, our group’s midwives! Their segment followed the form of an advice column. I won’t give their secrets away, so you’ll just have to listen to our show to find out what they said! Last, but definitely not least, Morgan and Emily recorded their segment as Jennifer and Bobbi Jane. Their segment was all about the different beauty hacks you can use during the apocalypse. I’m also not going to reveal anything about their segment because I don’t want to spoil anything!

Source: Paul Bogart

After all of the segments had been recorded, Emily recorded our introduction to the overall radio show. Then, two “commercials”/bumpers were created by Taylor and me. Our next bumper will be a song to make our show sound more like a radio show rather than a podcast.

Once everything was recorded, Morgan and Rachel worked together to work on music and sound effects for our overall show. We’re so grateful for them! Then, Rachel took on the huge task of editing everything together! She has had the most experience with this sort of thing, and she didn’t mind doing it!

Our show is almost completely finished, edited, and ready to play on the DS106 Radio. I absolutely have loved working with the girls in my group. We work so well together. Everyone takes control of each situation, and we are able to get our work done. The first night we met, we had already come up with our topic, what we would be saying, the name of our radio, and more! After only the second meeting, our radio show is completely recorded and almost completely edited! Rachel let us know as of right now, our show is about 19 minutes!

Get ready to learn about some hacks and useful tips to use for the apocalypse. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Don’t forget to tell us what you think!

Go check out my other group mates’ updates and thoughts below:

Taylor Malone

Rachel Melvin

Emily Sanborn

Morgan Burke