This week definitely got much more creative in how we are approaching this class and I am loving it! I am also getting the hang of this whole technology thing more and more which is a major bonus. I am so excited to start working on the unique narrative/story we will be creating and can’t wait to see what themes we work on and discover as a class.
I think my favorite assignment this week was probably watching the BBC special. I, as I mentioned in my reflection blog post, love learning about ways the world could end because I genuinely think it’s important to be informed on that subject. I also just think it’s fascinating that people are naive enough to live life without ever thinking of what kind of world existed before them, before humans existed, etc. We have scientific evidence of tragedies happening and it’s extremely foolish to think they couldn’t happen and effect us all here now.
I also really loved the reading exerpts exercise even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the one I chose. To hear more about why I wasn’t a huge fan feel free to read more about it in my reflection blog post, I will link it below. I still really loved this activity because reading is something I love a lot but don’t have the time to do, and I’ve never been assigned to read an apocalyptic novel before, even though I know it’s something I would really love. I’m also excited that we get to choose our own novels because everyone has different tastes. I hated how in high school you didn’t get options, it makes the entire process so much less enjoyable.
QOTW: In the event of a zombie apocalypse, would you rather be turned into a zombie or have everyone you love turned into a zombie? Why?
This is really tough as someone who absolutely can’t stand zombie narratives. I’m not sure why I haven’t been able to hop on the bandwagon, I just can’t! (don’t hate me) If I HAD to choose though, I think I would choose to be turned into a zombie BUT I wouldn’t want to be aware. For example, I wouldn’t want to know ahead of time and say “Well, i’m going to go turn into a zombie now because life isn’t the same without my loved ones”, because I’m way too scared of the idea of death and an afterlife to be that selfless. I’d have to just be eaten by a loved one or something by surprise, or else I’d just live out the rest of my days depressed, scared, and lonely.
Read my reflection post here!: