So I found commenting this week a little challenging, because people are posting their work in clusters all on Friday and Saturday (myself included). And I double dipped with comments a lot, on accident, but it was still helpful looking at other people’s work

Psychotic Notebook (5 stars)

So. There’s a reason I chose the profession I did (it was revealed in the radio show). If you were to read my diary, you wouldn’t find the Notebook as my story. In fact, that movie repulses me. My reality was the movie psycho, hence why I joined the two. My first relationship was unhealthy and immature (I was only 15 at the time. He was 20….) and he wasn’t so nice of a guy. Also, I discovered I was a control freak… so I no longer have serious relationships. You need to have watched both movies to appreciate all the plot twists I created, and think of this as a movie trailer. I also like to imagine what would’ve happened if Nicholas Sparks and Alfred Hitchcock collaborated on a film.

Well, I felt quite like a genius creating this film, I must say. I took a different approach and started with a movie that I hated (which was The Notebook) and thought of a movie on the total opposite end of the spectrum ( the film Psycho). I decided to use the trailers from each movie because I trusted the trailers to highlight the important scenes I needed for the new story. After watching each trailer a couple of times, I started making abstract connections. There are some scenes I mashed together where the music lines up almost perfectly, and it took some practice splicing up the scenes to have just enough information to keep the flow, but not so much that it gets confusing. Oh, and I used iMovie by the way (something I highly recommend), with the 4K video down-loader.  The multi-splice tool was like a God-send for this project.


Radio Listen

This group (The Noir Buzz) took a different approach to the assignment. They didn’t create a story, like a majority of us did, instead they did a gossip show (I think). It didn’t sound like there was a lot of original dialogue, a lot seemed to be made of music and movie clips. It was also short, because they had less people. A strong point, there was definitely good flow. Although the tagline “we’re back you sexy bitch” is a little awkward to have played on speaker when your dad and little sister in the same room :P Some improvements? I just felt a little jipped in the content. A lot of the time I felt I spent listening to music, and I love music, but it was still a lot for a radio show. Unless it was on purpose and they were supposed to be playing songs on the radio, in which case, ignore my critique.

Radio Reflections

So I didn’t particularly enjoy the end result of this. I think If I had a second try at this then it would’ve been better. I learned to reference names more in the script, and the editing needed to flow better. But from the feedback, the sound effects were on point! I enjoyed developing my character and working with people :)

Some advice, keep your group small and meet up WAY before the final project is due. Get organized from the beginning , and get to know each others strengths and weaknesses, along with their schedules, because meeting as a group for an online class is VERY difficult. People take online classes for a reason, because they don’t have the extra time to take out of their day to accommodate to a class. Half of my members were BLS students; a bachelor’s program for the career adult, so they had children and/or careers that, quite honestly, take priority over a group meeting. Just some things to keep in mind.

Week 8 summary

So I think this week was a good week to ease us out of spring break. The pace was just enough. I’ve found it easier to start the week out with commenting, cause it get me working and motivated by seeing how far other people have come. It also helped me with the Inspire assignment, because by commenting, I also found pieces to add to the inspire page; such as “When Love Calls..”, “Marble Steps“, “A Challenge“, and “Eyes Are The Window To The Soul

Per usual, we had to do three daily creates. Mine were Coffee Break, Schizophrenic… Sorta, and How To Give A Friendly Hug. I had the most fun doing the How To daily create poster.

But our biggest assignment this week was to build our characters. I made a twitter account for Lilah.

And to have a Twitter, she has to have a Gmail account. You can email her anytime with questions at And yes, that’s valentinee with TWO E’s. To take our characters further, we had to do 10 stars of collaborative assignments. And we got extra points for actually working with someone (which I did). I figured it’d be easiest to work with someone from my radio show group, since we’re already familiar with each others characters and how to work as a group. Patrick Boyle, with his character Rex, agreed to work with me. As stated in one of my past posts, Rex is a macho sleaze-bag and Lilah’s a needy former prostitute, so we only found it fitting to have them in an unhealthy relationship. To showcase how unhealthy it really is, we did the Who Called? assignment, showing the usual interactions between Rex and Lilah. Then I suggested doing the Most Wanted poster where, summarizing, Lilah discover’s Rex is now the most wanted so she skips town. The last assignment was the Post Card assignment. Summarizing, again, I found an old cryptic not card and made the story that it was a page from Rex’s journal that Lilah found after she “split” town. See, Lilah has this talent to disappear into thin air, so she’s gone, but she never really left.

And that was my week :) I’m excited to delve deeper into my character and see how she develops

How to Give a Friendly Hug


  1. Pick out a stranger from a crowded place (parks are highly recommended).
  2. Establish eye contact. No matter how long this takes, you NEED them to realize you’re trying to make eye contact, otherwise the rest of our steps are going to just make you look creepy. And we don’t want that.
  3. After establishing eye contact, give a smile and slowly nod. This makes you look non-threatening. If they look away, don’t be discouraged, they’re just signaling to you that they may need a little push into friendliness
  4. Make a beeline for them. No matter whom you have to push out of the way, how fast you have to run, make it to them before they think you gave up on them.
  5. Once you reach your new friend, approach from behind them and wrap yourself around their upper torso. They may struggle, but that’s because they can’t see it’s you yet, so be understanding if at first they think you’re a stranger.
  6. Once successfully wrapped, you’ll want to whisper everything you want to say into their ear, just in case they’re their shy and don’t want attention drawn to them. Recommended phrases are “Wannna be friends?”, “Why hello. What’s your name?”, “I love you”, and “You’re my new destiny”

*this poster is NOT responsible for arrests, injuries, or lawsuits given to an individual following our instructions


So. I made this poster for the daily create. I believe it’s pretty self explainatory… I used Microsoft Word so there’s not much to detail