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Inspire Me-Ow

For my last inspire post, I chose Stephanie Henderson’s In the Jungle the Mighty Jungle. Below is what I posted with on Inspire for it:

This post is a short story written by Stephanie Henderson. She used 10 random words and an animal to make it and had to find ways to make them all relate. 

I found this story inspiring because it well very well written. The dialogue includes banter between characters that makes you feel like you’re there. I actually felt like I was watching an episode of Criminal Minds, or CSI or something. Even with the short story, I could imagine the chemistry between the characters. I also liked the inclusion of the noir cat. 

While reading the story, I actually imagined the noir cat knowing what happened to the man and returning later in the story. But, the story was short and ended so I guess I’ll never know if the noir cat came back!

I also found this picture on google to represent the story. It was hard to find it to add here because Google was just a link to pinterest where I had to find the picture again. Then, this was a link to another website where I had to locate the picture one last time. I think its a good image for the story!

noir cat tree

the inspiration of character

I was also inspired by kkroehl this week. As I described in the post on the Inspire sight, I love reading everyone’s characters and learning about them, so I had to post about someone’s character. They’re all inspiring to me and I thought Sasha Kellogg would be a good example! Here is what I said on the site:

One of my favorite things on everyone’s websites is their characters. I love reading about the different personalities they give to them. I think its really interesting to read all of the individual basckstories and see how these characters develop throughout the new posts. So, while looking through these posts, I decided to post one on the Inspire page. 
Sasha Kellogg is a very different character from most of the ones I read. She was brought up in luxury at first, but her whole world turned. Now she is pretty traumatized and seems to not be able to trust anyone.
I was inspired by the information on this character because of the development Sasha went through. Everything that was described about her made sense, and you can almost picture a time-line of her emotions. Being consistent in character development is very important, and I think Sasha Kellogg is a great example of that consistency.  

Sasha Kellogg was a different character than many of the other ones I’ve read about. You can read about her here!

cupcakes are pretty inspirational

For my second INSPIRE post this week, I shared a post by Amanda Layton. Her post Let’s Get Blitzy was her photoblitz design assignment. Below is what I wrote about why it inspired me:

I was inspired by Amanda Layton’s “Let’s Get Blitzy” post which includes a bunch of pictures that describe certain concepts in art. She chose to do the words color, topography/form/unity/balance, message, proportions and rhythm, and minimalism. 
This work inspired me because of the way she used perspective in all of the photos. Four out of five of the photos were of cupcakes (or something related), but she used them to express different concepts. This is inspiring to me because it gives me a new perspective. It showed me how you can find different meanings and messages in very similar things. I also liked how she used the concept of color to emphasize that color can be used to make a small intense statement, and not overwhelm or just be colorful. Still, my favorite part of her post was that she used cupcakes in general! They were cute and looked delicious, plus anything done with food gets bonus points in my book!

This is a picture of one of the cupcakes she used. It was chocolate-covered cherry flavor and represented the concept of color in her post. It was also used in her representation of proportion and rhythm along with another cupcake. This cupcake looks absolutely heavenly and I’m very jealous of whoever ate it! It would definitely inspire me to have one ;)

amanda cupcake


The first post I chose for Inspire was July Laszkovits’s audio assignment post: DNA: A Poetry Reading.

I was on July’s page looking for posts about her noir character because we plan on meeting this evening to work on our 10 collaborative character stars. One of our mutual friends who knew we were both in the class had previously given us each other’s phone numbers in case we wanted to work together and I thought this would be a great opportunity. I also thought it would be good to break away from my radio show group for a few assignments, just to mix things up a little. So, while reading a bunch of her posts, I came across this one and it seemed so different from all the other students’ posts I’ve read and/or commented on. It was like nothing I had done either. This post stood out to me and I really liked all the aspects she put into it. While I was sitting and thinking about this, my brain went “hey, this is perfect for one of the Inspire posts! I think it is a great example of something that inspires me because I wasn’t even trying to be inspired when I got to it! So then I went to the page and posted about it, describing what it was and why I chose it. This is what I said:

This post is a poetry reading that I found while looking through people’s blog sites. I listened to a few different (and some pretty bad) audio assignments, but I wasn’t even looking for my inpire pages yet, when I found this. I think that July did a great job on this assignment. I love how she made such simple changes to the poem that affected it a great deal. The few words that were added intensified the notion that the poem was to her character’s father and about her both longing for him and feeing bitter at the same time. In her post, she also put a picture of the actual poem beneath the reading that she did which helped you to both feel and know what she was saying. I also loved the picture she put in for it on soundcloud. It’s really cool and science-techy which is appropriate for the poem and her character who is a scientist!

What inspired me was the feeling she was able to create for her character within the poem and by adding the extra lines. All of the components in this post came together so well. I felt like I was listening to Isabella Franklin (July’s character) reading the poem herself as if in a reflection of past time with her father. The poem also talks about Fathers specifically in the transfer of DNA which ties in so well to her story! The post was simple, but well done, well thought out, and inspiring!