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  1. Sean Clancy

    IX-There’s a what now?

    , a photo by johanlackbeard on Flickr. Today, I did the following ds106 assignment: THE ASSIGNMENT In this assignment, we were asked to crop some words out of a sign in order to drastically change the meaning. It’s preferable to take the photo yourself rather than edit it afterwards. That was great news since I ...
  2. Sean Clancy

    VIII-Web 2.0

    (This blog is written as a reflection this article.) Where to begin..I guess I should start by saying that I’m really glad this class is not based on formal, traditional academic mores. If that were the case, what I’m about to write could possibly get me the sternest of stern looks, multiple pride lacerations from ...
  3. Sean Clancy


    IMG_0039, a photo by johanlackbeard on Flickr. This is my TDC submission for today. The assignment was to take a photo of something upside down that is never seen that way. I thought a parking lot would be a good subject because of the precarious nature of cars somehow hanging onto the inverted ground, at ...
  4. Sean Clancy

    VII-A Haiku of Contrasts

    (Link to the original assignment that is not a URL.) Today I’ve done another ds106 assignment for you all. So without further adieu: (Link to original photo on tumblr by teatimestar). “A black tea kettle Atop a white board, it is Certainly contrast.”   (Note: I enjoy listening to this while reading haikus, even though ...
  5. Sean Clancy

    VI-Now that we’re here, where are we?

    Luddites. They opposed the Industrial Revolution. They destroyed machines and did their utmost to impede the rapidly mechanizing gears of progress. It’s not hard to draw some comparisons between the Industrial Revolution and the onset of the Digital Age (or “Digital Revolution”), of which the Internet is of course a major part. But there were ...
  6. Sean Clancy


    Believe it or not, the previous post was a ds106 assignment. Namely, this ASSIGNMENT: Write the script for a conversation with your long lost friend Toska, who deals with ‘a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning.’. Generate five random words ...
  7. Sean Clancy


    SETTING–A blog. The Internet. 2012 A.D. The writer has never written a script before and is not particularly interested in film, but once spent an afternoon reading the script of “Pulp Fiction” for fun. Self-deprecating, existentially ambiguous introduction out of the way, we cut to- SETTING–Ext. A classy jazz bar, Ebisu, night time. The camera ...
  8. Sean Clancy


    I have made an error. I have erred because I haven not updated my blog in 5 days. By temporal standards that exist in the physical world, this is not a very long time. But I forgot that in the context of this blog, I was dealing with Internet time. In Internet time, 5 days ...
  9. Sean Clancy


    Upon reflection, it seems like I left many important details out in the last entry, so here goes: SWM, 24 y/o, 6’2″ 210 lb. (188 cm/95kg), was stationed in Yokosuka, a large seaside town about an hour south of Tokyo for 3.5 years so is not a newcomer to Japan, likes long walks on the ...
  10. Sean Clancy


    This is an introductory blog post. I don’t really like beginnings or endings, so that was the best I could come up with for an opening. But I guess I could also explain my username. Johan Lackbeard is an imaginary Viking I made up when I was 8. Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, ...
  11. Sean Clancy

    Hello world!

    Welcome to After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions for your first post. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by ...

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