1. @fatolliecat

    Week Pusheen


    I have no idea what week it is. I mean that beyond just this class, I am swamped with the end of the semester. I have typed the word ‘cemetery’ so often I can finally spell it correctly. I needed to text a friend, and I found myself automatically trying …

  2. @fatolliecat

    Halfway There


    Semester is halfway done!  This was a busy, short week between making the show and all my other classes. I’m not often (if ever) creative in a group setting, so this was a new experience. It went really well, which was great. It could have gone horribly, which it didn’t. …

  3. @fatolliecat

    Week 7(?)


    Preeeeetty sure this is week 7. Anyways, we got put together in groups. I like the challenge of random chance. I play mystery heroes almost exclusively in Overwatch. Makes you stretch the proverbial muscles. We have an idea (I think it’s really great), we’ll right the script over the next …

  4. @fatolliecat

    Week 6


    I started looking at design everywhere this week. Oddly enough, it helped me out a lot with a knitting pattern I’ve been working on (less is good). This look at design has inspired me to try to be more minimalist. I often drive myself and others nuts by trying to …

  5. @fatolliecat

    Week 4



    I really love photography. I have an absurd amount of pictures on my phone and laptop. I do the same thing with games-tons of screenshots. Camera phones are one of my favorite ever inventions because of that.

    I discovered Picasa this week, which is awesome. I will make so. …

  6. @fatolliecat

    Week 3


    This week, I wrote a lot. I had all of these posts sitting in drafts, because writing can be a loooong process for me. I think about what I’ve written, and sometimes I think of something to add, or a better way to say something, three days later. So we …

  7. @ArthurDrag1

    Is Every Story the Same?


    I think the statement that every story is the same is, at base value, true, but that’s ignoring the complexities of individual stories. Every example I try to think of does fall into the hero’s journey shown in the video, but I think that’s just because it’s such a simple …

  8. @rm_giles

    Thoughts on the Theme:


    I love nothing more than to lose myself in a good story. As a kid, I had probably a dozen books of beautifully illustrated fairy tales, folk tales, legends, and mythology that I devoured and begged my parents to read to me again and again. Even now, I love a …

  9. @OraMyAura

    Thoughts on Theme


    As far as my thoughts on this week’s theme, it’s definitely a different area of exploration for me.  I mean, outside of my kids being into Marvel/DC Comic superhero stuff to which I’m not sure falls within either or these categories, I’m totally unfamiliar so this will all be new …

  10. @bedmundsumw

    Mythical Media


    I love the theme of mythology and folklore. I’ve always enjoyed reading about different myths and legends, and stories that involve them.
    When it comes to media, I see the theme emerge from novels to television and movies, and also in the form of music and a variety of different …

  11. @Tyra13748487

    Thoughts on Class Theme


    Using a theme of legend, myth and folklore is different and something that I’m not quite used to. My first thoughts when I saw that we would be using his theme, I pictured a medieval time setting and questioned how I could possibly use this to convey my work. However, …

  12. @EmilyHutchins8

    Thoughts on the Theme


    I like some aspects of this theme like the fairy tales and the myths, but I am not sure about the rest and how to incorporate them into posts. When I think of the theme, I mainly think of Grimms’ fairytales and Disney movies. I also think about Greek mythology. …

  13. @Alexis54552906

    Thoughts on Myth/Folklore Theme


    This type of theme will be very interesting to study for this class. Yes, many different myth-based stories share the same reasoning on why to tell it. They all are an over exaggeration of the truth about humans/animals/world/etc.  During this course, we will be able to differentiate and compare between …

  14. @maci_winebarger

    Theme thoughts


    So this theme…

    I like it and don’t like it. I love fairy tales and legends all that comes with them, but folklore and urban legends are not exactly my favorite. I really don’t have a “good” reason for why I don’t like them, but I just don’t. I can’t …

  15. @suzzcat

    A Magical Theme


    Honestly, I believe this is a great theme to assign this class because I think everyone can relate at least a small part of their lives or even their childhoods on it. Everyone knows the stories of Cinderella or even the wicked witch of the west. Individually, each person can …

  16. @JessicaDS106

    A Semester of Legends


    Personally, I’m very excited for the theme of ds106 to be focused on myths, legends, and folklore this semester. I’ve always enjoyed stories that involve some sort of fantasy or suspension of belief over ones that are more realistic. I think there is a certain joy to be found in …

  17. @tifamonster

    The Legendary DS106


    Legendary. Personally, when I think of legendary, I tend to think of stories such as urban legends and myths. I think of stories that I have been told by my parents but have also been told through different cultures and generations. My parents are Peruvian and so, I grew up …

  18. @KaraDS106

    My Feelings on the Theme

    Disney’s “Tangled”

    This semester we will be using the theme of “legend, myth, and folklore.” This theme makes me a bit nervous since I’m not big on these sorts of things. I think an interesting direction to take this theme might be adding our own twist. If we used existing …

  19. @fatolliecat



    I was super disappointed when folklore was removed from the Historic Preservation department. I love a good legend, or myth, or folktale (I think most historians do). We all have stories, we grow up on stories, we make our own stories. The world is layered with myths and legends. Some …

  20. @MaddieM02790291

    The Myth, The Legend


    While I was abroad last semester, I took Myths and Legends of Great Britain and Ireland. We learned about the difference between myths and legends. Myths tend to not be based in truth and known for the most part to be made up while legends tend to have some basis …

  21. @richelleholnick

    The Legendary DS106


    Honestly, I am not that excited about this semesters theme. I am more of a realistic fiction type girl than a fantasy one-I’ve never liked Harry Potter, I much prefer a rom-com or documentary. I heard one semester’s theme was spies-I’m so jealous! That sounds like something I could have …

  22. @FCMaisano

    The legendary ds106


    Let me start this by saying that I adore legends, myths and folklore. It is an interest of mine. In my mind, the older the better! I have spent many, many hours on the internet, particularly on Wikipedia, reading about this topic. I even took the Holy Grail FSEM last …

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