Amanda Thacker’s Website Banner- 4th Inspire

This website banner inspires me by the use of color. Ever since we first learned about design elements I have thought that color is the most important design aspect. It really makes the design pop out at the viewer and it draws in more viewers by its colorfullness. The color brings in the viewer then all of the other pieces in the picture make this banner interesting. Like the balls of yarn and the play snake just keeps my eye on this design.

Barbara Hall’s Vocal Trio- Inspire 3

This work inspired me by how hard this assignment is and how close to perfect it is. Everyone taking this class are novices when it comes to this high tech audio equipment. So for Barbara to be that close to sinking her voice using audacity, is a very talented skill and I am impressed with how close it is. I can tell not having the music playing also made it harder so I am overall impressed by this work. It looks like it took a lot of time and effort.

Amanda Thacker’s Multipersonality- 2nd Inspire

This inspired me because of how well Amanda does when she talks in different personalities. When I talk to a microphone I can’t seem to get the words out correctly. I get nervous that I am going to mess up then when I think I do it right I play it back and it sounds awful. I guess I am just not meant to be a radio talk show host but I think Amanda could be one for sure!

Keep Knocking by CodingCrows- 1st inspire

This assignment inspires me because I have not had the easiest time with audio and this theme song is put together so well. After reading the intro to the track and it saying that this is the theme song to Harvey walking around knocking on doors for a living. The theme song had knocking noises the entire time. It also had music that depicted a long country travel. Like to me the music I heard in this theme song was something I would hear in a soundtrack for a movie about a cross country trip.

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.

Warning Poster Assignment- 3 stars

Look out for billy steel. He's dangerous.

For this assignment Brian Burns and I got together and worked on a visual assignment. This assignment was to create a warning poster for something dangerous. Burns character is Billy Steel who is a vigilante and my character (Micheal Bretton) is a detective. We discussed what we could do for this assignment  and we thought about how a vigilante could be trouble to a detective. So this poster is a warning poster posted by Micheal Bretton trying to capture Billy Steel.

We played around with photo shop to create this poster. It took a while to get the perfect font for the “WARNING” but we finally agreed on one.

Week 8 Daily Creates

Different sides of me

My first daily create for this week was to make a collage of pictures for different sides of me. The picture on the top left is me jumping on my bed which is what I do sometimes when I am bored. The one on the bottom left is me at the beach relaxing. The middle picture is me in a pancake suit for Halloween. On the top right the picture is me being mad which happens sometimes but not very often. Lastly the picture on the bottom right is me going to prom. I take any chance I can get to dress up nice.


My favorite moment of last week was getting to sleep in my own bed

My next daily create is my favorite moment of the past week. It was spring break so what I liked the most about being home was being able to sleep in my own bed. I had to look up some examples of what abstract meant but I think I display it in my bed sheets. This took me a while because I am not the best artist in the world. I had to look up a picture of a bed and trace it off of my computer screen.

Double Bass: My Love for Music

It sets the tone, like it is the pilot

I feel in charge when I play

We prepared for our spring concert every may

First chair bassist is where I was

And to this day I say it is because

The double bass gave me my love


My last daily create I made a poem about how music has changed my life. In middle school I was apart of the orchestra and I played the biggest instrument the double bass. This instrument made the deepest noise I have ever heard and it made me enjoy listening to  music and even to today I find myself keeping the beat to the bass while everyone else is normal and hears the main instruments.

maNOIRpulators Review

On Wednesday night I listened to maNOIRpulators. This was a great show and I was blown away by how good the sound effects were the entire show. The rainstorm and windshield wipers that opened up the show made for a great entrance and drew me in. The footprints were also spot on and I was amazed to how life like they were. It was the exact sound I would picture for someone walking on a wood floor. I can tell the writers of The maNOIRpulators put tons of work into this.