FINAL CT101 BLOGPOST

CT101 has been a real whirlwind! I’ve learned so much in this class!

We learned how to make memes, GIFs, Vaporwaves and Panoramas. We learned how to use Photoshop so that we could take posters and remodel them. We also learned how to use Pixlr, the free equivalent to Photoshop.

I also used the DS106 repository quite a bit, so I went through a flurry of different assignments that ranged from writing to creativity, and even a mixture of both!

I also learned how to make hyperlinks, embed videos, and properly insert memes and GIFs into a blogpost.

At this point, I feel like I learned a lot of useful things that could definitely help me in the future and I have CT101 and Professor Seslow to thank for that. I think all my previous posts included all these things and a detailed description on how exactly I did these things and what prompted certain creativity.

Here is a hyperlink to a video I actually found on digital creativity!

I think in this class, I earned an A simply because of the work I put into my posts. I was never absent or late and I did every blogpost I was supposed to do and I exceeded standards by making sure I added an equal amount of text and media. Over the course of 15 weeks, I have made a total of 40 posts and counting! Also, over these 15 weeks, I would like to think that the quality of my posts improved. Of course, I have gone back and edited my old posts to add more, but I have learned to do more things and I added what I learned that week to my blog posts.

I think I am going to keep this blog going and keep adding material that pertains to my personal life and maybe I will keep trying things from the DS106 repository. I plan on applying my skills into the world by adding these to my repertoire! I can finally say that I know how to make hyperlinks and how to use photoshop!

What I enjoyed most about this class is learning all these new computer skills! I never knew there was so much out there in the technological world! Before this class I only knew the basic things about a computer, but now I can do a number of things that could hopefully help me later!

Ryan also helped me throughout this semester by calmly explaining everything and the process of certain technological processes. Because of all the help I received, here is some Help in return!

This is my final farewell to an amazing professor and CT101!

Finals Week

Finals are slowly approaching and I can feel my anxiety rising.

The thing is, I’m not agonizing over finals. No, I am agonizing over ONE final I have to do on May 14.

Guess what, it’s a theatre class!! Not just any theatre, it’s the history of theatre.

 

I know what you’re thinking, “Pfft the history of theatre, SO easy, she’s a crybaby.”

Yea, no, it’s not easy. But enough of my petty complaints! Finals are coming up, the most important part of the semester! Now is the time to show off everything you learned over the past 15 weeks!

That is exactly what I am doing right now!

We need to be finalizing all of our posts and make sure they are up to par!

Update: OH and guess what!? I finished that paper I mentioned before! Guess what the total page count is? 30 PAGES!!!!

I know right!!!! I felt like I was in grad school or something!

On top of this final, I was supposed to have only two, but this morning the class managed to convince the professor to make the final semi- optional.

No, this doesn’t mean we get to choose whether we take it or not. We only get to choose whether we want to take it in person or at home!

It’s a pretty easy choice, but I won’t tell you guys what I choose.

That only leaves me with one written final.

Another thing, I’m sure that I told you guys that I am starting Queens College next semester. I got in for the Summer semester! I am excited, but I’m also pretty nervous! Have you seen the campus? It’s huge!

This is the campus!

I’m also thinking of getting campus gear! Catch me next semester walking around with a complete Queens College outfit!

Anyways, I have to go now, but that us what’s happening in Jennifer’s World!

Birthday’s Are the Worst

Hello my loyal readers! By now, I’m sure you know me and my tendencies.

Yes, you guessed it. I paid another visit to the DS106 repository!

This is it!

This assignment looked interesting because there is nothing funnier than poking fun at someone who is not having a good time. It’s especially funny when you are making fun of yourself!

So the object of this assignment is to find an unflattering picture of yourself, preferably one where you are not smiling or you are looking generally aggravated. Then you attempt to liven up the picture by adding party decorations to the picture! Sounds fun enough right?!

So this is the pic I’m using.

Flattering right?

This picture wa taken a few months ago when I was trying to do homework and my sister was taking pictures of me in concentration mode. She took a nice pic of herself with me in the background making this face. I actually had to crop her out of the pic and zoom in on my less than pleased face.

Now it is time for me to decorate it.

I took the picture and uploaded it to Giphy.com

Then I went to the sticker section and added a bunch of Happy birthday stickers. The best thing is, they all move!

Anyways…..here is the finished product!!!

I look like the Grinch of birthday parties!!

Maybe it’s because the cake is too small.

I really enjoyed this assignment because it was literally like turning a bad situation into a good one.

This is what’s happening in Jennifer’s world!!

We are the Champions!

Well guys, we did it! We are almost at the end of the semester!

For some of us, graduation is right around the corner! Moments like this are bittersweet because we are staying goodbye to one portion of our lives and entering a new one.

Let’s think back to just a few weeks ago. We were stressed out from midterms and projects and we are evening feeling it now, but we are about to overcome it!

This is actually my last semester here at York because I am transferring out and am starting at Queens next semester, probably over the summer.

Here’s a link to their website if you wanna follow in my footsteps (WinkWink)

Transferring really isn’t too bad of a process especially if it is from CUNY to CUNY. But anyways, for some of us, this is the end!

Come graduation we are being chucked out into the real world!!!!

OMG!!!!!!! What to do what to do??!!!

No, it’s going to be okay! It’s time to get out there and show the world what we are made of!! This is literally what we have been training for since we got into school years ago!

This is the end of the semester and it is time for our curtain call………..because We are the Champions!  

Alert!

Hey guys! I may be a lame-o for doing this, but I recently discovered a genre of music I actually like! I usually listen to pop, hiphop, stuff like that.

I recently got into Alternative rock and Pop Rock!

Now I’m not talking one or two songs. I’m talking about multiple artists!

it all started when I told Alexa “Play thumbprint radio” and all these songs started coming through from artists like Grouplove, Arctic Monkeys and Arcade fire.

Wanna know something? I liked it! I used to make fun of my sister for listening to it, but it’s growing on me!

Favorites are Take me out- Franz Ferdinand and Electric Feel- MGMT

These songs are awesome!!!!

I know I know!!! These songs are old and most of you have probably already heard them, but these types of songs never get old! It’s not exactly a classic, but it’s still great!

It if definitely better than some of the songs made today!!! Don’t get me wrong! There are totally songs made today that I am a fan of, but there are some that just….. don’t settle with me. Call me an old soul, but I miss those 70s-90s songs! This brings be back to my nostalgia post.

Anyways….. these songs are great and deserve more recognition!

In other new, do you guys know how to embed a video into a post? Thanks and enjoy!!

That’s what’s happening in Jennifer’s World!

Week 13!

Hi all! We are reaching the end!! In the Thursday session, we only have one more week before the final website presentation!

See? Even Mike is shocked that the semester went by so fast! I feel like I wrote so much on this website and now you guys know so much about me!

Moving on, this week in class we finally shared our website URLs with the rest of the class!!!!!!

This is how I feel when I just realized I probably bared my soul to 40+ people I come into contact with on a weekly basis.

You guys can see into my personal life, and honesty it’s a little scary because I am a little bit of an introvert!!! But, I did it to myself my posting it anyways! It’s okay though because I know you guys are really nice!!!!

I got to see so many really cool websites used for different purposes!

I saw a website dedicated to art and I saw another one dedicated to artists the author really liked! I even saw one dedicated to pokemon!

I found all these things really interesting because when you are searching in the internet, you are searching for specific things and you don’t really come in contact with other things. I don’t know if that makes sense, but the gist is, I usually don’t see that type of art!

I also think it’s great that everyone is using their websites for different purposes! I mean, personally I’m using my website for a myriad of things, but some are using their sites for professional purposes.

Anyways, I think I will go edit my other posts now!

That’s what’s happening in Jennifer’s World (Is that catching on? lol)

 

Another Panoramic Photo

Well, take a look at this! I tried to do another Panoramic photo just like I promised allllll those weeks ago!

What you can see here is, on the left, my sister fell down and on the right, my mom is helping her up. This is a homemade panorama that was really fun to make!

What you guys don’t know about this photo is, we had to do a bunch of retakes until the picture was right!

The first few times they kept running in front of the camera and they were too close to the middle!

Other times, they kept on moving and blurred the picture! I finally got them still enough to make this panorama!

Actually making the panorama was not difficult at all! What we had to do was, open the panorama camera up on the phone and choose people to p=be in the picture.

Have them make a funny pose in one side of the room as you slowly move you camera to the middle of the room. Heres the tricky part! When you get to the center of the room, have everyone move to the other side of the room, but they have to run behind you so that they don’t get in front of the shot.

Once they get there, they have to make another funny pose and you continue moving the camera. This will create the effect of people being to two places at once!

Easy right?!

Spring Break

So this week we were on spring break! I can’t be the only person thinking this was long anticipated.

I really thought that this week could be a great chance to relax! But unfortunately we are in college and there is no such thing as relaxation!

Seeing as the semester ends in about two weeks, we are too close to finals to not be doing any work for an entire week!

Because of this, I spent the entire week doing homework and working on final papers!

But on the bright side, I have a party to look forward to.

My cousin is having her Sweet Sixteen tonight (Saturday) so, it’s a huge celebration!

The party was great! There was dancing, singing, the whole 9 yards! I will not be able to post pictures from the actual party, but her color scheme was pink and gold. so with that, the decorations were gold and pink.

She had this really awesome cake that was red velvet in one layer and dulce de leche in the second later. Surprise surprise, it was pink and gold. Our cousin was the DJ, so he knew what songs and play and when.

I was able to light a candle and give a speech (I didn’t give a speech). If my sweet sixteen is anything to go off of, it was for the best!!!!!!!

But other than that, it was a lot of fun and I was glad to see my family after such a long time!

Oh wow! I feel like this blog has become a journal or diary of some sort! That’s not my goal though.

No, my goal is to post relatable things here, as well as my assignments!

The semester is slowly winding down and all the classes are coming to an end. Is it me or did this semester go by really fast?

This week we are back in school and finalizing everything! Finals are slowly creeping up, so good luck everyone!

Another Vaporwave!

Hello Everyone!!!

I decided to once again try my hand at Vaporwaves (vaporwaving?)

I had so much fun with the original, but I felt like I could make it better!

My first one was a mess! The colors were all wrong, the images were too small and I couldn’t figure out how to work Photoshop! (How embarrassing!) (Did I spell that right?)

I got all the transparent Vaporwave images from google and chose the ones that I thought fit with the background!

What’s the theme? There is none! HA!

They fit together based on the color!

Anyways, I decided to try a new background and stick to Pixlr to get all of it done.

Here is the final piece!

I feel like it is so much better than my first one! I know that it isn’t the conventional pinkish purple, but I think it still has that aesthetic vibe.

I also figured out why I had so much trouble with it before!

Remember when I told you that I was having trouble with Pixlr while I was also using Photoshop?

Well, it turns out that Pixlr wasn’t the issue!!! My issue is with Photoshop! I couldn’t really figure it out and then when I brought it to Pixlr, it became even more complicated!

All in all, I’m just going to use Pixlr from now on. It seems to agree with me!

See that? Even judge Judy agrees!

In other news, I found that really funny video of the Gandalf Sax Guy! Here it is!

I know it’s a stupid video, but it’s captivating! You just can’t stop staring!

If Only They Could Speak

She did it again! I payed a little visit to the Ds106 repository! I find that people don’t really like to visit this site, but I think it’s interesting to see what interesting assignments you could find.

I also find that I much prefer writing assignments over a visual assignment. I guess it’s because I am more of a creative writer? The world may never know.

Anyways, here is the assignment I want to do.

For this particular assignment, I would have to personify an inanimate object and give it a storyline. I have done something like this before.

Here it is……….

Terry Turtle and Herman Hampster were walking down the street, minding their own business, talking politics when they encountered a being on the street. It was hunched over crying. Being the compassionate citizens they were, Terry Turtle and Herman Hampster approached the oblong figure. 

It was a tearful Taco! Terry and Herman asked the taco “Hey? Are you okay?” But the taco only answered, “I don’t wanna taco bout it!” 

Terry and Herman were understandably upset at this, but they continued to pry. Terry asked “Why won’t you taco bout it? Are you heated?”

Taco looked at them incredulously and replied “My boyfriend, Ched Archeese, is upset because I’m allergic to dairy! Then he broke up with me and I have no idea why! 

Terry and Herman exchanged a look. Herman quietly asked Terry “Will you tell her, or should I?” 

There you have it! My crazy take on a pair of friends that encounter someone else on the street! I really wasn’t sure if I should have included the taco or not. I mean, it wasn’t plant or animal, but I thought it would be a funny integration.

I’ll also be competely honest. I really wasn’t sure how to go about this assignment. I just let my creative juices flow, and there you have it!