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!)
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:
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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.