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Ol Mick

Why does this cat keep showing up- week 12

The case in Harrison

Getting all of these calls that could be possible cases for me to solve is kind of a bummer. I see a whole bunch of evidence that I could use to find the killers at these murders, but I signed up for this job and boy let me tell you it pays a whole lot better than the Atlanta police department did. Anyways I wanted to elaborate on our most recent clean up. We get a call from a man who wants to remain anonymous (which about 95% of the time means that he/she is the killer) about a cleanup in Harrison, Idaho. It was such a small town that looked very peaceful. I hated it. I miss city life and coming to towns like these make me home sick. At least Blair is here to keep me from going crazy.

We arrived on the scene and the blood was everywhere but there was nobody to be found. Of course it is not my job to solve murders anymore so I stayed out of the room. My job was to go to the police department to make sure they were not wondering why we were there and to make sure there is not a missing persons file. Using my old badge I got past the front desk and snooped around the back room to see if there was anything about this case. I found nothing and then asked one of the officers about are group and he had no idea. This was a pretty slack force but I guess it makes since since it is such a small town. Maybe the next clean up there will be something more interesting for me to do. I returned to the group when Blair handed me black cat hair. I looked at it for a bit but didn’t care any to look into it.

The case in Tecolotito

So our most recent cleanup is in Tecolotito, NM, pop 232, which I don’t know why, but all of our cases seem to be in very small towns. Makes me want to go back to my old profession as a cop in Atlanta. I always found that whenever a murder went unsolved we would always look into murders that happened in small towns to try and link the two crimes. I don’t know why some murders think they are safe in these small towns to keep on killing, but they always get caught. Anyways we ended up finding 13 cat bowls at this clean up, but there was only 12 cats. I don’t really understand this but there was in fact cat fur in our last cleanup. The detective in me would say that this could be a link, but my new job is just to stay quiet, so I guess this may just be a coincidence.

Stella and I had to work together to make sure no one found out about why there was a water leak in the apartment. Apparently the water messed up the entire apartment complex and people are beginning to ask questions. I went to the local police department to inform them that the lawyer had moved away. Stella also put out a notice that the apartment is up for sale, of course this won’t be until Jack can repair most of the damage.

I am not sure what to do about this cat coincidence at both scenes, but I guess if we keep getting calls from this anonymous person this cat case will keep showing up. I guess I don’t really care but it would be satisfying to bring down one more murderer.

 

Burtis Interviewing Ol Mick

First off my video uploaded to my normal account not the one I use for ds106 so make sure you don’t try to go to my you tube account cause you wont be able to find the video and secondly I used a movie editor app that didn’t tell me until I uploaded that it was going to place a sticker at the bottom of the screen. Besides these two technical difficulties I hope you enjoy my interview.

 

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.

Valentines Day Card from Ol Mick to Blair- 3 stars

Ok Micks love letter to Blair.

For this assignment I had to create a funny valentines day card. I recalled that during my radio show mine and  Mia Boleis’s characters flirted. So I came up with the idea of Micheal Bretton asking out Blair. This scenario works because Ol Mick is a detective and Blair is a crime scene investigator so the two would be spending time together.

Using photo shop I created the flower backgrounds and added text to the middle. It took a while to find a good valentines background in photo shop but I finally came across the flowers.

Commercial That Describes Ol Mick- 2 stars

This assignment was a bit tricky because I had to search through you tube a lot to find a commercial that would work without the video to go along with the audio. I did this by listening and not watching the screen. After I found the right audio I converted it to audio only using you tube to MP3 then put it on audacity. After that I put it on sound cloud and made a post.

Ol Mick’s Emotions Through Sounds- 3 stars

The emotion I am trying to convey in this post is a relaxed feel until Ol Mick drinks too much. From the beginning up until the puke the feel is calm with what seems like a pre party environment. The band is tuning up and everyone is having slow conversation until Ol Mick breaks the calmness.

To make this I first downloaded crowded bar noise which set the environment for the calm, relaxed feel.  Then I downloaded a beat that sounded like a guitar tuning which set the environment for the band getting ready to perform that night. Then I got the sound of Ol Mick laughing which is a pretty heavy laugh which shows that he is having maybe a little bit too much fun, which then becomes evident when he becomes sick which was the last sound I downloaded.

So in conclusion these sounds make a relaxed feel but since my character is such a drunk he ruins the calm.

The Tale of Ol Mick (my character)- 3 stars

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This is a tale on tapestry of Ol Mick after he started to drink alcohol.

Ol Mick used to be a brave warrior and he would never fail to find the culprit of the crime. This was until he he regularly visited bars and started to get drunk every night. He had fun for a little bit while he could still control when he got drunk until he stopped being able to control it. Then he started to mess up at work and would fail getting the culprit. This put him into a state of depression which one day he hopes to get out of.

Old Noir Book Cover on Ol Mick- 3 stars

What a book about Ol Mick would look like

For this assignment I had to create a book cover that was noir. I decided to make one about my character Ol Mick who is an alcoholic detective. I tried to make the cover as noir as possible with the black and white, the suit, and the suspenseful facial expression. I imagine that in the book Ol Mick has a case that he messes up because he was drunk then the rest of the book he is trying to avoid alcohol and fix it.