End of the week and end of our case

Well its great to say that we have started and concluded our investigation with the missing Noircat. This week we started getting more hints and finding more clues to lead us to Meowdred Pierce and get down to the bottom of what happened to her. At the beginning of the week we were giving a hint form an anonymous email to travel to “Cat’s Closet” down on Caroline Street, where we just missed Meowdred leaving the back. Once we ran out after her we found her “soft paws” leaving a trail that spelled out “DON’T FIND ME”, we got worried at first but then we decided to follow them and that is when we found her at a house in Downtown Fredericksburg. She was very freaked out and Julia found her next to a window where after a few minutes she conducted an interview with her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luYWPLZjrL4. As you can tell from the interview that Noircat framed her own kidnapping with the help of Daphne, she was tired of being objectified and used by the DS106 community that she just needed to get away from it all and Maggie Black. After the interview we had to meet and figure out what to do with her, and we concluded that we pick her up as a client and help her which meant we had to drop Maggie as our client. Once we picked her up we knew she needed to get somewhere far away, so we sent her to Japan to start a new life. Julia had a friend that makes “Pussports” so we got our new client a Pussport and a new identification. She has all of our information and will be able to reach any of us if she needs anything or has a problem.

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These last two weeks have been great working together with the agency, I can not wait to see what task we are given next. I am glad that we were able to get to the bottom of this case and get the answers we wanted. Good to know that nothing serious happened to Meowdred. This week has been very eventful! If you want to look at our final suspect board and see our progress here you go :

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Grandma out!


Week 12 is a wrap…

This week was very productive and a great start to the beginning of our investigation. The Black Widow Agency was given the task to find and figure out what happened/ who catnapped Maggie Black’s cat, Meowdred Pierce. The gang started with the basics and went from there finding clues and evidence that went along with her disappearance. we have made some really good progress on our case as the week has gone on. It was great getting together with the team and going out into the field to try and figure this out. If you have any information or want to look at what we have come up with to try and help you can find it here: http://blackwidow.kendallparker.com/blog/

Can not wait until we figure this out and can let everyone know what happened to Meowdred Pierce!

11 is better than 7

For week 11 it was quite fun getting the website for our agency and the assignment stars plus the daily creates and of course commenting on 10 posts. The week started with the creation of our website which you can access at Black Widow Agency. I did four assignments this week I did 2 for Web assignments and 2 for Media. The ones that I did were Bumper Sticker, License Plate, Beginning, and Personality Quiz. I did the two daily creates on Wednesday which was a birthday picture for Black and the one on Sunday which was a picture with an umbrella. And the ten posts that I commented on were 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10). I can not wait to see what is in store for the upcoming week and how the agency will start to kick off.

10 is bigger than 9….

For this week I will not lie but I am not a fan of video, all of the star assignments went well but putting some of them together was too hard for me since I have no idea how to use this type of technology. I did four video assignments this week, yes I said four. This week we created an agency and I am proud to say that the MaNOIRpultors are back together. I did Here is my story, Green Screen, Word, Story and Picture, and Talking to myself. The daily creates I did this week were Motivational Quote, Batman and Stranger. I enjoyed all three of these this week because they were easy and fun to accomplish. I accomplished my interview and boy let me tell you that was fun but challenging to put together. And finally this week I did my 10 comments and it was a piece of cake this week because everyone is awesome and did amazing work, here our my ten comments: 1), 2), 3), 4), 5), 6), 7), 8), 9), 10).

9 weeks later…

This week was kind of tough for me to get into the swing of things with Video. I really hate taking videos and speaking in videos. I started this week with my post on the radio show that we had done. Then I decided that I would do the first option for the video assignments and do the 8 stars for the week. I did a total of three assignments and the three I did were Lucky Me, Reverse, and Show off. I had a very fun time doing these and a lot more than I thought I would but I got to do three things that were both relating to my character and awesome to create. I listened to the radio show on Wednesday night called NOIR at Night and I really enjoyed their show, I think they had a really interesting show. I already had a category for my character set up so that was probably the easiest thing for me to do this week ;) HAHA. For the Daily creates I did the one on Thursday night and Sunday. It was an image of something cool blurred and then a video to our future self.FullSizeRender-15                I enjoyed doing both of them, like always because they are always so fun to do. I will say the hardest and most unfun thing for me to do this week was the Video Essay because I did not understand/get how to do it and or if I was doing it correct.  I really enjoyed most of the work done for this class this week but I can not say im really excited about starting the video aspect of this class :o. Cant wait to see what week 10 has in store for us! :)

8 down and counting….

I enjoyed getting back into the swing of things with all the fun activities we had to do. I started off this week getting the radio show out of the way and I listened and enjoyed the one that played on Tuesday; Noir D&D. I made my own character’s Twitter account at @88BLACKWIDOW88 Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 10.19.55 PMand I made an email margaretpinualt8@gmail.com. Next, I did my daily creates and I did the ones on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.Tuesdays daily create was to show the many sides of yourself and upload it onto flickr. I made a collage of 3 different photos and they are photos from the side of my face, back and front.   The one I did on Friday was my LOL Video , which I did and uploaded onto youtube. I used a videocreator.com to make my video and I used the photos of “Friends” the show, minions and my teammates because all three of those things never fail to make me laugh. Sundays create was to make a lesson and I of course made my lesson about basketball because who would expect anything different? HAHA. I did my assignments and I did a total of 4 and I used Kendall Parker’s character, and Amanda Layton to help me get through this process. I made a Pop Quiz, Story Map, Pinterest and Invoice. I did my inspire posts and I did mine with Donuts, Differences, Nachos and Dory & Me.

Lastly, I did my 10 comments and here they are :


I am looking forward to starting next weeks stuff:)

Another one bites the dust…

Week 7 is done and I can say that even though we weren’t given as much stuff as the previous weeks, there was a lot of work involved. I had a fun time doing the daily creates like normal and I did the ones on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The one on Thursday was to upload a picture of a space ship that we thought would represent DS if it meant Deep Space. Friday was to show orange and blue in an action shot photo and I used a photo of me and basketball. Sunday was to make a video of the things that scare us the most and upload it onto Youtube. Here is the link to our progress on the second week of the Radio show.  This week was a lot of fun working on our project and our final project came out just the way we thought it would.

Lastly, I commented on 10 posts:

  1. http://umwteaching4tomorrow.com/daily-creates/bad-blood/#comment-133

  2. http://ahowlan2.com/radio-show/manoirpulate-done/#comment-143

  3. http://www.kbarbeelibrary.net/daily-create/169/#comment-233

  4. http://trysoccer29.com/daily-creates/gibbs-the-movie/#comment-232

  5. http://brendalevoy.com/daily-create/daily-create-2-25-2015/#comment-235

  6. http://ds106.christineloehr.org/daily-create/horror-trailer/#comment-201

  7. http://ds106.kendallparker.com/ds106/5-joys-5-emoijs-and-1-tealorange-photo/#comment-144

  8. http://ahowlan2.com/dailycreate/lady-eagles/#comment-149

  9. http://ahowlan2.com/weekly-summaries/cause-7-was-intimidating/#comment-150
  10. http://www.phoenixtakesflight.com/daily-create/are-you-pumped-up-yet/#comment-6357


This post has a higher number than my Iphone!

For the 6th week of this class I started by figuring out my group and what our intended idea would be for this radio show. It was really cool trying to plan our show ideas and get the basis for this project but we got it and I am really excited about starting this show! I started by writing my post on our group and our idea which got me really excited to do the rest of the assignments this week. For the group I made a poster which went with my character in the group and I had a lot of fun creating the design. I was kinda surprised that we did not have to do any daily creates this week but then I realized most of our time would be spent on doing the group activities. I did a total of 4 audio assignments this week and they totaled to 11.5 stars but it was kinda fun this week doing new audio assignments. The four assignments I did this week were Autotune Something which was to take a sound and make it auto tuned which was surprisingly really cool and interesting to do. Then I did Make it 800% Slower which was to take a song and make it slower and still have a beautiful sound to it that no matter how long it would be you still would want to listen to it, this was difficult at first but I got it done! Next I did Reverse Audio Quiz  which was to take a song and make it backwards and then give people three hints on what the song could be, this was a lot of fun to do because I got to choose a song I enjoyed and it was somewhat relatively easy if could get my hints :) Lastly, I did Sound Scrapes which was to take sounds, mix them and make a story which was surprisingly the hardest one of them all being 4.5 stars but I think I did an okay job at it. This week we had to do another Tweet along and this week was interesting but I was not as excited or drawn in as I was the week before. I did enjoy doing it but the stories did not really get to me and I was not too into listening to them. I participated on Thursday which was the stories of Red Wine and Jack the Ripper. Lastly, this week I commented on 10 other post and I am not going to lie this was the most challenging thing this week and yet it was probably the easiest. I am so bad at commenting on other peoples’ post that I almost forgot to do it until I reread this weeks activities. The 10 post that I commented on were:

  1. http://umwteaching4tomorrow.com/assignments/logo-for-the-tune-squad-idea-1/#comment-105

  2. http://ds106.kendallparker.com/ds106/can-you-feel-it/#comment-106

  3. http://ds106.kendallparker.com/ds106/a-sultry-bumper-for-a-sultry-show/#comment-107

  4. http://ahowlan2.com/assignments/slow-mo/#comment-105

  5. http://ahowlan2.com/assignments/can-you-guess-this-reversed-song/#comment-106

  6. http://www.tylerdaig.com/Blog/assignments/noir-at-night-poster/#comment-72

  7. http://ds106.christineloehr.org/assignments/dramatic-reading-remix-2/#comment-167

  8. http://www.mariamk.com/assignments/imitate-some-weather/#comment-126

  9. http://ahowlan2.com/assignments/tune-saw/#comment-107

  10. http://www.stephaniebwhite.com/assignments/lets-get-this-show-on-the-radio/#comment-207

Week 5 down !

This week I am not going to lie has been very stressful. It is no joke when you guys said this class was going to be a lot of work, while it took me awhile to get done I got it all completed in time. This week I did the three daily creates from Friday through Sunday. Friday I did the Family Tree daily create, Saturday I did the Video of a Video Game and on Sunday I did the Jewelry with food. I actually found all three of these daily creates to be fun and enjoyed doing them. For the design challenges I did 5 this week to give me a total of 14 stars but they were all fun. I did a business card, an ID card and 4 pictures 1 story all for my character Margaret. I really enjoyed doing theses assignments for her and getting use to using photoshop. The next two assignments I did were On this day and The ultimate merger, which were also fun to do once I figured out photoshop plus I did things that I enjoyed. The next thing I did was read the Vignelli article and I enjoyed reading how he did all of his designs and his input on each part of design. The designblitz that was suppose to be done this week was a lot more fun to do than I thought. It was fun putting my own thoughts into the photos that I took and reading and learning about all the different components that go into a design and photo. I really enjoyed doing all this weeks activities and learning about designs in photos and built environments. It was cool viewing design in noir effect I really enjoyed that the most that it was watching the movie The Big Lebowski was my favorite part of the week.

I can not wait to see what is in store for us the next week! I am really starting to enjoy this class and all that comes with it!

Week 4 Complete at least

Once again another week is complete! I did the daily creates basically last this week because I procrastinated like therewas no tomorrow. But I did the ones on Thursday and Saturday this week (cutting it close, I know). The one on Thursday was to meme a picture of a dog and Saturday was International Dot Day. (I have and issue with my daily create from Saturday because I posted it on flickr and it showed up on the tdc.ds.106.us website but then when I went back to my Flickr account to get the link my picture was no longer there…Sorry about this, I do not know what to do so I am going to just post my picture). But I really enjoyed doing the IDD daily create for the one reason that I could add basketball in it.

FullSizeRenderThe first thing I did this week was watch the video and then downloaded Audacity and try to get familiar with that. That took me a very long time to understand or learn how to use but I started getting the hang of it more and more as I worked on my Audio Assignments for this week. I started with an Assignment called So and So’s Greatest Hits which was to take a famous artist or band and find at least five of their songs and mash them together. I did mine with Chris Brown because one he is hot, two I love his music and three for the fact that he has always been one of my favorite artists. I could not upload this onto soundcloud because of Copy Right issues.

Secondly, I did an assignment called Favorite Song which was worth 1 1/2 stars and I had to take my favorite song and play at least 30 seconds of it without lyrics and people are suppose to guess what song it is. Lastly, for Audio Assignments I did the sound effects one which went toward our 8 stars and had to be about our character. I did the post on Radio Ideas which we will be completing in a few weeks in a group and honestly it took me a little bit to come up with any ideas at all for this show, but once I had time to think I came up with a few. I was really interested in this weeks reading and video comparison about Audio in film and noir. I never realized how big of a role audio really played in film and how the perfect sound or noise could make or break the scene or point trying to be displayed. Learning this material really puts a new perspective on the sound and layering of sound put into a scene at one time. Lastly, I made my radio bumper for DS106 Radio which for me was harder than I thought it would be. I was very unsure at first what to do and what sound to use as my background.

This week was very interesting and I had to come out of my comfort zone a little with doing audio recordings because I hate the way my voice sounds so I tried very hard to pick activities where I had to rarely talk. I can not wait to see what is in store for us in the upcoming week.