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    Another Mountain Climbed

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    What. A. Week.

    This week started out with a strong mentality of, “Let’s get ‘er done!” I got a LOT of work done on the first day. This week was a special one because my brother flew in from Wisconsin for the first time since leaving for his new job. …

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    Becoming a Storyteller

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    As of right now, I don’t necessarily have any concrete ideas for a long-form story but here are some potential ideas that I may bounce around and brainstorm more about:

    A story from the perspective of an impoverished, refugee child in a foreign country.
    – For this topic, I feel …

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    Apocalypse Banishes Class (ABCs)

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    A Story In Alphabet

    Ashy beasts crawl downward, ever fearless, grinning horribly in joy. Kids lie motionless, never once piercing quietness. Rubble starts trapping us. Violent whines. Xylophones? Yesterday’s zone.

    For this story, I wanted to create something with clear direction but a lot of room for the imagination to …

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    The Right Words Don’t Exist

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    To my mom

    Dear Mom,

    I was thinking about this the other day, the power and importance of a strong bond between mother and child. I see the pain in your eyes when you remember your mom. You look just like her. It is clear that she meant the world …

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    Storytelling that Works

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    In the past few years, I haven’t done much reading for pleasure. I’ve picked up the odd Harry Potter book or an old graphic novel from my dad’s collection, but with the overwhelming presence of technology and the distractions that come with it, I’ve found it quite difficult to have …

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    Stick to the Meta – Week 2

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    Before anything, I wanted to open with my script/storyboard for a 30-second commercial advertising a UMW education that has been reimagined for the Metaverse.

    *Commercial opens, pitch black*
    *An image appears in a manner similar to that of turning on an old TV*
    “Huh?”
    *The camera is clearly meant to …

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    Another Marathon Down

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    These first few weeks are proving to be a lot more testing than one would probably expect, but I’ve tried to take a “full speed ahead” approach. I’m in this for the long haul, and though I feel as though I’ve been working nonstop for this class, most of it …

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    Cubic Creation

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    Back to Basics!

    When seeing this assignment, I was INSTANTLY drawn to it because of my experience with video games and how they have been my biggest creative outlet for much of my life. I wanted to do something related to Bob Ross somehow, so I found a Bob Ross …

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    Captain Asgard

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    Say It Like The Peanut Butter

    When I think “pivotal movie moment,” I instantly think of this scene from Avengers: Endgame. The build up to this moment and the helplessness followed by triumph make for an incredibly epic moment. There isn’t much more to say about it other than the …

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    Seeing Squares

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    Mystery survival

    The prompt for this writing assignment.

    I roll over on the cold, flattened grass. My heart is beating out of my chest. I stare up into the sky, not looking around whatsoever, focused in on an incredibly rectangular cloud. There were distinct plains, running perpendicular and parallel to …

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    Just Riding the Wave

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    I’ve always considered myself to be quite creative, with the capacity to take on challenges in interesting and uncommon ways. I’ve never really struggled to create, but I have struggled to put a style to my work. Whether it’s a drawing, a song, a short story, a problem, etcetera, I’ve …

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    Week 1 – Looking Back

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    Week 1 served to be a great introduction to things, not only in terms of expectations regarding assignments and effort, but also simply getting to know Professor Whalen and beginning to loosely connect with other students. Even with something as simple as sharing our Wordle scores, I feel instantly more …

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    Week One (of the Rest of My Life)

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    The first week is always an interesting one. Some will claim it’s the easiest week where you learn the least and can pay very little attention, but I’d like to challenge that idea. I typically prefer to take the first week pretty seriously and actually really engage with the content …

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    The Joy of… Life

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    Back in the summer of 2017, I spent a lot of time inside and by myself as many of my friends went off on vacations or were constantly preoccupied. During this time, I was feeling extremely low and often struggled to feel better. Similar to today, I was often watching …

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    This is Ty (Tilly) Jubar

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    For introductions, I really wanted to try to offer up something new with each form of media. First, I started on YouTube with my name and a bit of a description as to why my website is called Tilly’s Island.

    To follow it up, I wanted to dive a bit …

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    The Internet as a Fantasy World

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    Looking back on the content of this semester, I wanted to see if there was something that drew me in enough to revisit it and go a little deeper. I kept finding myself thinking back to the concept of making a physical map representing the internet and the apps and …

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    Stan – Stories Within

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    When looking at this assignment, the one thing that kept coming to mind was music. I feel as though for many people, music is simply something to put on in the background. With that being said, there are also plenty of artists that tend to lack high quality lyricism and …

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    Privacy in the Modern World

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    Generally speaking, our lives are on the internet. It is as simple as that. Unless you are Amish, have been homeless your whole life, or live in an underdeveloped or Third World country, chances are there are traces of you online somewhere. For many people, a lot of this online …

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    Misinformation in Troubling Times

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    We live in an age where information is easier to access than literally ever before. We no longer have to travel miles like Abraham Lincoln to simply get a book we haven’t read before. We have the ocean at our door and all the knowledge on the planet at our …

  20. @Tillysisland

    Videogames – What does it take?

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    Growing up in the 2000s has created a much different childhood through early adult experience than ever before because of the vast advancements in videogame entertainment technology. Games are becoming both more complex and immersive, to the point that one can get completely lost in the character, world, and story-building …

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    Tilly’s Island Terms of Service

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    Disclaimer: This site will be referred to as a physical island, entirely fictional and exaggerated to fit this theme.

    To establish a healthy, safe, and comfortable environment within the premises of Tilly’s Island, these terms of service have been put in place. Complaints about these conditions will not be tolerated, …

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    But Really… What is the Internet?

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    Is it a place to learn and educate? Is it somewhere you can share and discover? Is it both revolutionary and overwhelming? Are there upsides and downsides? Is it’s impact ultimately beneficial to the entirety of mankind? I believe that the answer to all of these questions, put simply, is …

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    Double Edged Sword

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    Advancements and innovations in technology sounds like an exclusively positive thing. How could a great technological breakthrough cause any harm? Something I found really interesting about the reading was this idea of improved technology and better services actually having negative side effects. For example, emails and made up online usernames …

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    First Reflection – The Fear of Bradbury

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    Based on the tone and messages of both stories, from my understanding, Bradbury is fearful. Of what, though? The easy answer would be technology, as both The Veldt and There Will Come Soft Rains explicitly show terrifying scenarios that revolve around this idea of incredible technological advancements. But, I believe …

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