Category Archives: Web

Which Character Are You In Noir Not The Father

For this web assignment I created a quiz on uquiz.com. This quiz is all about finding out who you are most related to on the show I was apart of on Noir Not the Father. The coolest person to get would be Micheal Bretton but there are a couple other good choices out there. Using uquiz.com was actually very easy and I would recommend it instead of the other site that the assignment suggests. It was very easily laid out and I did not run into any confusing spots.

http://uquiz.com/k7090i

 

My Resume

For my first assignment this week I made my resume for three stars. I used Microsoft word and I got to tell you it is damn hard to make a resume when you have been working for the same organization for over 30 years. The only experience I have is with the Atlanta police department and I have never had to apply to another job before. I actually do not even remember how to make a proper resume because I honestly thought I would never need to again. Is it okay to talk about your girlfriend in your resume? Eh whatever Blair is my sugar momma (as of now) so she deserves to be in it.

Below is a link to get to my resume but below that is an embedded link from flickr if the main link does not work. Let me know what you think!

Micheal Bretton resume

Ol Micks's resume

Ol Mick’s Trip to see Ava Harlowe- 1 1/2 stars

Ava Harlowe and Ol Mick Bretton have been good friends since they were kids. Mick decides to surprise Ava in Los Angeles. His trip starts in Atlanta and Mick hits a few road bumps along the way.

Atlanta to Houston

Mick arrives in Houston, TX after about 11 hours of driving. He gets there and finds out that he forgot to reserve a  hotel room. Mick drives around for about two hours until he finds a cozy little bed and breakfast. He knocks on the door to find out that the owner is a dominatrix and he pays by letting her do whatever she wants to him. Mick decides to not stay in the bed and breakfast and sleeps in his car.

Houston to Albuquerque

The next day Mick gets all the way to Albuquerque when his tire blows out. He has to wait in a pep boys for 3 hours to get a new tire on his car. A huge coincidence happens here when he is given two options to pay. One with standard cash and the other is for the mechanic to dominate him. He pays with money.

Albuquerque to Los Angeles

The next day Mick gets to Los Angele’s just to find out that Ava is visiting family in New York. He is super pissed but decides that there is nothing he can do so he decides to get a hotel. He goes to check in to find the first dominatrix had to move her business to Los Angeles because of the business market. Mick looks in his wallet to pay with standard cash but finds out he spent it all on the new tire. I think you can figure out what happens next. (The safe word was thunderbun)

 

Stellar Story with Rick Shannon- 3 1/2 stars

For this assignment I had to make a story using the app stellar. The app was very easy to use. I just downloaded it and it gave me a quick tutorial of how to use it. I would recommend to anyone that they should download this app if they want an easy way to make a story.

I was searching through other people in ds106 to find a character to do a story with. I came across Rick Shannon. He is a cop who has had his brother and father killed. My character Ol Mick loves to solve crimes so he took over the case of finding out who killed Shannon’s blood line. Mick being the super detective that he is finds the guy and puts him in jail.

2nd Week in Review

My review to some noir readings

http://cmattes2.com/uncategorized/reviews-on-these-dark-readings/

My Character Dossier introduction

http://cmattes2.com/uncategorized/my-character-dossier-micheal-bretton/

Alternate ending to The Shadow writing assignment

http://cmattes2.com/uncategorized/alternate-ending-to-the-shadow/

Renegade teacher writing assignment

http://cmattes2.com/uncategorized/renegade-teacher-3-points/

The unusual superhero writing assignment

http://cmattes2.com/uncategorized/the-unusual-superhero-2-points/

My three daily creates this week

http://cmattes2.com/uncategorized/three-daily-creates-for-the-week/

Look I participated!

http://ds106blog.missmoonstarsun.com/uncategorized/writing-assignment/

http://briannecomden34.com/uncategorized/the-killers-alternative-ending/#comment-13

Week Summary

This week I read some noir which included The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Killers, The Shadow, Dopamine Agonistes. These readings were all very interesting. Interesting enough that I did not care how long they took to read. I thought I would be pissed off the entire I was reading but the entire time I didn’t want to look away from the screen because they were such well written stories

I also created a character this week that is a detective who is addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. I also used him for a story that he was rude to some kids him. I looked forward to using Ol Mick later in the semester.

I was introduced into the writing assignments this week. This was very amusing to me because one thing I do not like about school is that I do not get to chose my assignments. I liked how there were a lot of options that I could do and one that I thought would be interesting to write about. The website that taught me how to do these writing assignments was very helpful as well.

I like the daily creates for the same reason I liked the writing assignment. That I could chose what day I wanted to do if I did not feel like doing the one for that day. These also went quick and really opened up my mind for creative thoughts.

Customizing my blog was an eyeopener and introduced me to a lot of new features of word press. After completing this step I felt a lot more confident working in word press. I saw that there are a bunch of more themes I can do and I will definitely be changing up my blog from time to time. And now anybody can learn who I am when they visit my about page. Downloading the plugins were kind of a challenge but I figured it out, and I will be quick on moderating comments now that I know how to do it. I also have changed my blog title to The Mind of Cuyler Matteson because everyone wants to get to know me LOL.

In conclusion I commented on some peoples blogs and used twitter some this week. I posted some examples of me participating and will continue for the rest of the semester.

Introductions

Hello! My name is Cuyler Matteson. I am a sophomore at UMW and a computer science major. I am looking forward to this semester in #ds106

 

Week One Summary

This week I have learned a lot about forms of social media that I have never been introduced too. I learned that Flickr is easy to use and a nice quick way to post photos. I see Flickr as an easier instagram and more of a website that is focused on posting a lot of pictures unlike instagram that is used to see how many likes someone can get.

Sound cloud is a website that is used for sharing personal music. I think it was neat seeing peoples views on certain types of music.

This week I posted my first video on YouTube. It was quit fun making this post and I will enjoy posting more in the future.

Figuring out everything on WordPress was hard but I will figure it out as the semester continues.

My Impression of noir is basically that it is dark themed. Mischievous and drama like that is meant to make the watcher feel suspense.