Part #5: Finale and Weekly Summary 15

*I forgot that I had to do all of this in one single blog post and by the time I finished my third part of my project, it was too late. So I’m going to combine my finale (Part 5) and my weekly summary into this post, as well as the previous four parts I did in order.*

The story starts out with Popeye and him promoting his favorite thing ever, spinach. Spinach gives him the power and strength to overwhelm his enemies and makes him unstoppable. He actually runs a worldwide spinach company that provides for every nation on Earth.

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Popeye’s fame and power would not last forever though. Spinach supplies would slowly decrease and Popeye would not notice it until it was too late. By the time Popeye got around and trying to address the issue, farmers around the world have had enough with consumers pushing them to their outmost limits, especially Popeye. The farmers stated that  the constant demand and persistence and their reasonings of not being able to produce enough was their reason in protesting. Violence is a very possible outcome if demands are not met. Arguably, it could be said that Popeye was accounted for the majority percentage of consumption of overall spinach in the world. Global news outlets have already begun reporting this situation, such as CNN.

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Even with all of this going on, Popeye refused to resort to any form of action in an attempt to clear his name or to fix the many problems that are occurring. Granted, he’s not the world police, but at least he could have made some form of effort to help ease a lot of the tensions going on around him. As a result of this, all of the world’s leaders (or those present at the recent United Nations’ conference), agreed to file a lawsuit against Popeye himself. The Supreme Court of the United Nations deemed Popeye’s lack of actions during a critical period astonishing and unacceptable.

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They awaited several months for a response from Popeye until many leaders agreed that enough was enough. They all issued bounties and wanted posters throughout their respective countries, hoping to capture Popeye and end his greedy lifestyle. The lack of a response fueled this decision and enraged many.

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Regarding Popeye’s future after these terrible moments, it was rumored he was hiding in his secret hideout somewhere in jungles Brazil, along with the rest of the spinach that was left. Turns out, he had built a underground complex so that only him and some of his most trusted advisors only knew the true location and had access too. He had arrived and has lived there right being filed an injunction against, probably deeming that he doesn’t care about what other people think. Once his spinach supply was all gone, he went crazy and into a deep depression and betrayed all his close advisors by poisoning them.


As for final weekly summary of this semester, there was a lot going on this year. It had its ups and downs, this class, and honestly, I learned a great deal of material and techniques each week. This class has made me much more confident in using lots of different software and applications to help me create various digital assignments. I was familiar with some of the techniques and technology that I needed to use for this class, but I did not know I would become this comfortable with them by semester’s end.

This particular week was actually pretty fun, and it has been while where a week was enjoyable to say the least. The only tough part about this week’s project was coming up with ideas, but other than that, everything else was pretty simple and fun. I basically had to choose any type of character I thought was significant enough for this particular assignment, and I ended up choosing Popeye the Sailor and his beginning and demise through his favorite food, spinach.

My final thoughts regarding this class are that I really enjoyed the majority of the semester but at times I was just so annoyed and frustrated with some assignments because of my unfamiliarity and toughness of specific assignments. However, I managed to pull myself through these obstacles, and even though I didn’t get grades I wanted, I was happy with myself that I was able to create something other than nothing, and I learned a lot about certain applications such as iMovie, using Pixlr, etc. This class at times made me stressed because I was already taking four math classes on top of the workload for this class and being a math major while taking this was sometimes overwhelming to say the least. Other than that however, I enjoyed this class and I am grateful I learned all these techniques that I can possibly use in my near future.


I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to post my blog links or not, since I originally did separate posts for each part of my story. However, I thought it would be safe to just link my posts because they also explain how I created and did my media pieces and I felt like it would be best if I shared my techniques and strategies I used. Since I’m so used to explaining how I did my assignments throughout this semester, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to share the posts I created explaining said explanations on my work.

Part One – Promotion Poster

Part Two – Edited website using X-Ray Goggles

Part Three – My creation of an injunction letter

Part Four – Wanted Poster

I also tagged the appropriate assignments I used in those parts, but I’ll go ahead and tag them here as well.

 

Part #2: Major Problem

In Popeye’s next part of his adventure, he encounters a major obstacle that was shaped in the form of a web assignment. How dangerous right? The web assignment that immediately came into my mind is the “Storytelling Within the Web” and revisiting this assignment provided some great creativity for me.

For this assignment, I had to revisit the X-Ray Goggles, which I had a really fun time playing with the last time I used it. This was my main tool in editing my chosen webpage to match my project’s theme and my specific situation Popeye is dealing with. Since I was already scrolling through CNN, I decided to go ahead and use the CNN website as my basis because I really liked the simplicity and style of the site. Other sites I visited were too complex and had way too many effects and unnecessary add-ons.

Here’s the original site:

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And here is my edited version:

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As you can see, there is a global spinach crisis where farmers have had enough with consumers pushing them to their outmost limits, especially Popeye. The farmers have had it with the constant demand and persistence and their reasonings of not being able to produce enough has gone way over the line. Violence is a very possible outcome if demands are not met. Arguably, it could be said that Popeye was accounted for the majority percentage of consumption of overall spinach in the world.

Facebook and Twitter for… JFK!

Original Assignment (3 Stars)

For this assignment, I chose the historical figure of our 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Turns out, JFK seemed pretty hip to the social media scene back in the 1960’s.

While creating the Fakebook page, I utilized wikipedia and other online pages to gather all the information I thought was acceptable, ranging from his siblings, when and where he was born, to his coworkers and significant figures during his presidency. Kennedy had a significant amount of siblings, and I was surprised by the number actually. Most of the pictures were automatic when I typed them in into the Friend’s block, while I had to change some of them because of the inaccuracy of the given photo. I had trouble uploading a cover photo for Kennedy, as it would glitch out the page and would lag/freeze it as well. Here is what the page looks like:

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Link to JFK’s Fakebook Page

The Twister page was very easy, as typing in “JFK” gave me his profile pic and a background image as well. Oddly enough, typing in “John F. Kennedy” into that space didn’t give me anything at all, which was strange to me. For his first tweet, I simply chose his arguably most famous tweet, from his 1961 Presidential Inaugural Address.

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I think social media for JFK during his time would’ve been very active, given the circumstances he had to be involved in, highlighted by the high tensions of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Situations like Vietnam, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race, and others would definitely have JFK tweeting and posting like crazy.

Colts’ Away Games this Season

Original Assignment (3 Stars)

For this assignment, I thought I would do it in simple terms, and in relation to something I love to watch. I chose to do the Indianapolis Colts’ away game schedule for this 2014-2015 season. I looked up the Colts’ schedule thanks to this ESPN Article about their schedule and I used that information to plot the points throughout the United States. I was only able to create four free automobile routes on Google Maps, where the last layer was a three destination one, since the Colts had back to back away games and I figured I just draw a line from one city to another rather than having Indianapolis as an in-between city. The last three away games I had to use the “Draw a line” feature to connect the rest of the cities.

While creating this, I had to click “My Maps” after going to the Google Maps page so that I could add my own locations and paths. From there, I created each layer based on the order of city the Colts visited (for example, week one, Colts visited the Denver Broncos, etc.).

Here are the free four layers that Google Maps let me use:

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Here is what eight cities I used to illustrate the Colts’ away games along with the map of the journey the team will partake:

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Having fun with PS3 Amazon Page!

Original Assignment

I went onto Amazon and I decided to play around with the PS3 product page. I also played around with some of the default promotional tabs on the page as well. I downloaded the X-Ray Goggles to help me this task and it was pretty fun playing around with it. Here is the original page:

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Playing around with the text parts was easy and I didn’t feel like there was necessary image editing due to the fact my assignment was centralized around the PS3 console itself. I chose to use the PS3 as my main idea because I have one myself and I wanted to see what the pricing was on Amazon and also had some input to the page itself. Here is after my X-Ray Goggles editing:

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I thought this assignment was pretty fun actually, considering how creative I could get by promoting a popular console and providing zesty information about the PS3 to convince a consumer. Although there isn’t much, I did my best to edit what I thought was the most important parts. You guys can also view the original and new live versions of this page here (the seller link changed for some reason so excuse the slight difference from my screenshot to the actual page):

Original Page

New Page