Week #5: DS 106 Assignment

Week #5: DS 106 Assignment


Writing is a specialty of mine and my strongest attribute. I enjoy writing and thinking creativity which leads to putting the pen onto paper. When going on the ds106 assignment bank, there were many choices I could have chosen, but the one I’m familiar with is writing. After clicking on the writing assignments, I looked through the newest, but didn’t find anything of interest until clicking the ratings tab. This assignment caught my attention because it was unique and fun to think about. I decided to remix it and put the assignment into poem form.

I can be messy, I can be dirty, I can be whatever you make me be.

I wake up when you wake up.

You need me to hold you

As you gaze upon the stars.

I am heavy so be careful

You cannot lift me by yourself.

Sometimes I struggle and pain is what I felt.

I can come crashing down if not screwed right.

Mess me up and I won’t be the same.

I can be comfy the most.

Or hard as a rock.

Place a pillow on me

No door, but you are going to knock.

Morning or Night

Whichever one you like.

Give me sheets and a mattress

It’ll be a Good Night.

The reason that I chose this item/tool is because it’s comfortable and helps me do the activity I always do. It’s a very useful tool and thought it would be fun taking its perspective since most people use it as well. I am also not a big poem guy so this is all just my interpretation of what a poem would look like. I made the item obvious, but thoroughly enjoyed writing this poem due to the mystery aspect within it, which is what I usually invest in.

I chose this assignment because after seeing what was done during class, I felt inspired to give it a try. I have messed around with photoshopping a long time ago, but it was very mediocre and I did not know anything. I was young at the time and loved wrestling, specifically World Wrestling Entertainment or in short, WWE. I loved it to the point where I found a community that also favored the product and roleplayed as their favorite wrestlers. I decided to join in and roleplay as my favorite wrestler “Randy Orton” known for his finishing move, R.K.O. which is his real life initials. In doing so, I would grab photos of him from google images and photoshop things such as a championship belt or him talking on the mic. It was sloppy and wasn’t very well done, but it was an attempt at photoshopping without knowing how to do it. Now I’m more older and I see this as an opportunity to gain photoshopping skills by taking on this assignment which seems very simple based on the description.

I think a project of this stature will probably require at least 2 or 3 times in order to learn how to photoshop. 1st time will obviously be your first attempt and it’ll help you learn from your mistakes once you do the 2nd one. It’s like a draft and then a final draft. I think photoshopping skills are important because it brings the creative flow out of people and helps them think of many ways that they can pair whoever and whatever together. For example in Avengers Endgame, people could photoshop the X-Men into the scene with all the heroes and it would be cool to see. On this website, they go into further detail on why photoshopping is important.

1 thought on “Week #5: DS 106 Assignment”

  1. Excellent!
    Love this! I want to try it as well, hmmm what object to select…. hmm,
    Thank you for the inspiration and Im looking forward to seeing how you will dig in to that 2nd assignment! Learning is fun, especially mixed with these creative prompts to get us thinking and contemplating suchness 🙂

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