When it comes to hobbies and passions I think we all have them. Whether it’s something you hyper-fixate on for a few days or something you loved since childhood. Here are a few of mine.
One of my passions is baking. Some of my favorite things to bake are banana bread, brownies, and cookies. I got into baking when I was ten. The first time I baked something was with an easy bake oven.
Another passion of mine is music. Honestly, I love all kinds of music but my favorite genres are pop, contemporary RnB, and hip hop. Some of my favorite artists include Dua lipa, Flo, Bree runway, and Sabrina Carpenter.
Painting is also one of my favorite hobbies. I used to paint a lot during high school for my art class. Since it was the first class of the day it often set a relaxing tone for how my day would go. Even when my painting didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to it was always relaxing. My favorite medium is watercolor.
During the pandemic, I started to play a lot of Mario kart eight to the point where I became fairly good at it. I used to play Mario kart on my DSI all the time. So when I got my Nintendo switch one of the first games I got was Mario kart eight.
I also enjoy Stardew valley which is a farming sim game. I found it on my ps vita shop one day and decided to give it a try. I immediately fell in love with the chill and relaxing vibe. Unfortunately, my ps vita stopped working so I had to restart the game over on my switch. Luckily I was able to progress to where I was before. It’s a slow game but enjoyable once you get in the swing of things. Most people don’t enjoy the fishing mechanic but honestly, I don’t mind it. Also, I like the soundtrack.
Memes can be art. Since art is defined as a way to express emotion no matter what the medium is. Memes can be used to express emotion whether it’s happiness, frustration, sadness and so on.
According to Harvard Crimson art is defined as anything that has symbolic meaning. Even if a meme doesn’t explicitly tell you as the viewer you can understand the emotion that the meme is trying to convey.
On artzealous.com an artist by the name Kash Jordan has been trying to bring memes into the art world. He has curated art exhibitions with his memes. Both of his art shows showcased memes from different artist from instagram meme makers to digital art.
Memes can be used for storytelling. For example the meme I made above using imgur. It tells the story of what happens when the professor ask what you think about CT 101 and you respond with calling it boring. The meme has a clear beginning, middle, and end.
This is one of the first memes I remember. It came from the comedian Kevin Hart’s standup special laugh at my pain. I remember people using this reaction whenever someone said anything outrageous. It is also one of my favorites.
This is another meme I made using Imgur. I found imugr to be easy to use but it does crash a lot. As for my other two favorite memes.
This is another one of my favorite memes. It comes from the real housewives of Atlanta. This meme came out in 2017. It can be used in many different scenarios like when someone accuses you of saying something you didn’t say like I thought you were paying the bill this time.
This is also a favorite of mine. It can be used to poke fun at something like how people spell gif.
Honestly I didn’t know what to expect. From the description I was excited to do things that were on the creative end of things. With journalism there’s a certain structure you have to follow so this would be a nice change of pace.
Did you like hearing about the course and its creative content? How did it make you feel?
I enjoyed hearing about the creative content. I feel like this class will give me the opportunity to explore my interest without having to think of why or how it’s news worthy.
How does CT101 compare to some of your other classes so far?
In my other classes I have to focus on stories that are either given to me or find stories that are considered “newsworthy”. This usually doesn’t give way to talking about things that interest me that either don’t have longevity or have a news peg. I feel like this class gives me more creative freedom.
What are the creative potentials of this class?
I feel like this has many creative possibilities. From talking about events that happen on campus to events that happen around the world.
How do you feel about learning new skills that use Internet tools?
I feel like I could get the hang of things pretty quickly. I already use the internet on a daily basis anyways.