5
Apr
Noddy, Noddy, Noddy. Meow, you're lucky you've a crew to pull you out of a bad situation. The system isn't always to be trusted, guy. Just look how technology reaches into modern lives. It can really discombobulate anyone. Eating a sandwich surrounded by water? He's gonna need a bigger boat. Making up words? Jawing about your personal life? That's bananas! Just the sort of thing I'm on about....
29
Mar
I may as well get to know some of the other faces in this lot. Melody created some beautiful work this week. Her foliage photography skills are quite good, even capturing the heavens as a backdrop. Delia almost made me spit my coffee all over my screen when she told Inquisitor Burtis about what she'd prepare for dinner. Bozzo's pin-table tree art really struck me. I thought it...
17
Mar
This week, I listened to Inside Job, I mean Inside Talking.  It was in the format of a typical talk show, and seemed, overall, like: "I'm just gonna wing it" sounds like the theme of the show. Very effective, actually. #ds106radio #noir106 — Spencer Scott (@spencer_cscott) March 17, 2015 I tuned in a bit late, missing the first few minutes of the show for personal...
15
Mar
Art is movement. It makes the audience feel something, for better or worse. It's about giving them something to talk about, to be inspired by, to make you overjoyed, or even furious. Invoking some sort of response is ultimately the basic goal of a creator. That's why comments are so important--they let the labored know they accomplished their goal. This week, I commented on a broad range...
15
Mar
You need to watch this video. For my final inspiration post requirement, I chose Lesya Melnychenko's "The Dangers of Undiagnosed Schizophrenia". First off, that's a sweet name. But even better, she has a plethora of skills on display in the video she created for the Have A Conversation With Yourself assignment. The reasons this inspired me so much are the difference in characters, the wardrobe wardrobe selection, the hilarious...
14
Mar
Brenda Levoy's invoice for Noir We There Yet? Radio really made an impact on me by breaking the fourth wall. An invoice, really Spencer? Yes. An invoice. Invoices are such important documents for accounting departments that it really shattered the reality barrier and brought a lot of life to her character. It implies "Yeah, you're definitely going to pay me for that". And money isn't...
14
Mar
This week, I overheard Burtice the brawny dwarf scaring the Dun-noir-gens and Dragons Radio group into a bar brawl. This is pretty much how I thought she looked as a result of the provided description:   wow. i feel so loved. #ds106radio #noir106 — Martha (@mburtis) March 11, 2015 Which led to: Let it be known that the characters all came from the DM's brain,...
13
Mar
Savanna's site really inspired me to really delve into my own domain's layout.  Specifically, I think she used a very good photograph as the header with a font overlay that makes me want to explore more of her blog. She has a nice, mobile-friendly theme that helps her avoid the problem quite a few websites have--the auto-reformatting for mobile device viewing or lack of a mobile-specific...
13
Mar
One Republic's "I Lived" and Requiem for a Dream usually wouldn't be associated with each other. Though, the brilliant Miss Stephanie Henderson found a way to relate them to one another, with a phenomenal result. Her dramatic reading of "I Lived" layered over the Kronos Quartet's "Requiem for a Dream" is incredibly powerful, and really inspires me to step my source material game up a...
22
Feb
I, like many of the other students in DS106, was rather apprehensive about the prospect of a group project, but Noir We There Yet? is progressing very well. My group joined together on Monday and we decided to "meet" on Tuesday night on a Google Doc. While there, we discussed, among many other things, the direction of our project. Ultimately, we decided on a news/commentary...