Which SOA Character Are You?

The Work Itself

This assignment is titled “BuzzFeed Personality Quiz“. Its instructions are to “sign in with BuzzFeed to create a community account (you can use gmail). Then start making a quiz for people to find out which character they are. Use any characters you like. There must be at least 3 results with descriptions and at least 6 questions. Be sure to include photographs as well. Once you have made the page publish it and share.” Its difficulty rating is 3.5 stars.

In my Quiz, there are five results, and six questions. Each question has five answers, one answer to match with each character. A result will be generated based off a culmination of your answers. Son’s of Anarchy is a Netflix original television show. It is a fictional story of a motorcycle club/gang in Northern California. My quiz is a personality quiz to determine which character of the club an individual best resembles.

The Story Behind The Story 

This past summer I began watching “Sons of Anarchy”, right now I am on season four. I love the show and I enjoy taking the BuzzFeed personality quizzes. I saw this assignment and I knew I wanted to create a  “SOA” character quiz. I only used five characters from the show, specifically the club. There are too many characters to use all of them. The questions relate to the themes of the show. For example it is a motorcycle club so an easy question is to ask “Which bike would you prefer to ride”. Another example to prove my questions connect to themes is the question “What is most important to you”. All the possible answers are driving forces in the show, and each answer surfaces in situations where the club faces a dilemma. My result for the quiz is Jax Teller!

The Process, Narrated 

I created this personality quiz on BuzzFeed.com. This was the first quiz I have created, so it took a few minutes to understand the directions. It is a rather simple process. I created a title, and a description of the quiz. I then uploaded thumbnail images to serve as a cover photo(s) for the quiz. Then I created my five results (five characters). I downloaded an image of each character off of Google and uploaded them individually into the image boxes. I wrote a short description of each character personality in the text box. I created a six questions. For each question I wrote the header or title of the question. I uploaded an image to depict the question and pasted it into the image box. I copied and pasted the url of each image into the “image credit” box. I created five answers to each question. Each question correlates to each character. When approiptate I added pictures to each answer. I added a short text description for each answer to help the participants understand each possible answer. Again, it was a relatively easy process, “BuzzFeed” gives you step by step instructions.

Here are a few photos documenting my process.

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created a “new post” under personality quizzes

Time Machine

The Work Itself 

This assignment is titled “Storytelling Within The Web“. It is a required assignment for this week. Its instructions are to “install the X-Ray Googles in any browser and use it to re-cast the content of any web page. When you blog it, include both a screen capture in your post, but you will also need to upload the web files (HTML and media files) to your own site so it can exist as a stand alone URL. (see our older Firebug Tutorial) Consider using news sites, social media profiles, product pages, movie review pages etc. The simpler the design of the page, the easer it will be (think Craig’s List).” The difficulty of this assignment is four stars.

I used the example “Craigslist (Fredericksburg)“, specifically a “furniture” post of a  “Modern apartment sofa cream white” to alter. I changed the description content, title, and image using X-Ray goggles. Here is my edited version of this post and my “Time Machine” assignment.

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The Story Behind The Story

Time Machines have been regarded as mythical by the general population. Government officials have publicly stated that no such invention exists. However this another government conspiracy (again). In the basements of Yale University labs, a team of the most renowned and talented scientists, engineers, and mechanics came together to create a time machine. In 2000, they completed their first successful time machine as proven by documentation and the fact that I now have it. My father was one of the team members and so he came home with it one day in 2005 after the team had been disbanded. He taught me how to use it, and right away I traveled back to the past to the Revolutionary War era. That was incredible to meet George Washington. I also traveled to the future, 50 years from now. What I saw, no one would believe. People were vacationing to the moon, instead of cars there were hovercrafts. It was crazy.

The Process, Narrated

I searched X-Ray Goggles on Google. I clicked the first link, and activated X-Ray Goggles. Then I went to a furniture post on Craig’s List, “Modern apartment sofa cream white“. This is the post I chose to alter. To X-Ray a section, you just scroll over the specific section and click on it. An embedded text caption box will appear, and you can edit the text here. I did this for the description, title, and photo. For the photo instead of changing the text I just changed the image.

On the surface, this assignment seems difficult, but in reality it is pretty easy.

Here are some photo (screenshots) documenting my process.

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DropBox Digital Tool

The Work Itself 

This web assignment is titled “Find a Digital Tool”. Its instructions are simple enough, “Find a cool, easy to use digital tool online! Write up a brief tutorial on how to use it, and what it can be used for. ” It is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 for difficulty.

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Tutorial:

Dropbox is a cloud service that can help you save your important files so you can access them anywhere. Dropbox will run on everything; Mac, PC, iPad, Android. It is a folder, anything placed (photos, music, documents, etc.) in this folder is automatically synchronized to the cloud. The cloud is a universal storage center. Whenever you save something onto your computer, another database far away will save it as well. That is the cloud. Whatever may happen to your primary computer, your content will be safe and secure on the “cloud”. It is free up to 2GB, after that the pricing varies depending on the GB.

Google Dropbox.com and click “download”. Once downloaded it ask you to create an account, using your existing email address. For Mac users it will appear in “finder”. For windows users it will appear as an icon called “Dropbox” onto the desktop. Let’s say you create a video and want to save it into dropbox. All you have to do is drag into the dropbox folder and you will automatically have access to it on any computer tablet or smartphone.

 

The Story Behind The Story

My grandparents have asked me if there is way to save their vacation photos on their laptops, desktop, and phone in a timely manner. Thankfully I know about Dropbox, so yes I told them “there is a way”. I have written up a tutorial and provided content regarding ‘Dropbox” and sent it to my grandfather. He read my instructions and properly set up Dropbox by himself and is now in the lengthy process of going through all the photos and dragging them into the Dropbox folder.

The Process, Narrated

I have not used many digital tools, probably not near as many as my classmates. However I have used Dropbox for academic and work purposes, but just to refresh my memory I leaned on some sources. I watched a few Youtube videos that describe dropbox features and provide a tutorial. The “Dropbox – Full Tutorial” video and the “Everything You Need to Know About Dropbox” video were extremely helpful. I learned a lot about the ins and outs of Dropbox.

After watching both videos I was able to comfortably describe and provide a tutorial for how to use Dropbox. I simply wrote a tutorial (see above in post) in my own words as well as elaborated on the background and what exactly is “Dropbox”.