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Walking Straight into The END

So the first week of The END is almost officially over!

To say I’m a little lost may be the best way to describe this week. (And we’ve only just started!) I have never really been the type of person to have social media. I know how it works to a certain degree, but it’s not something I use on a regular basis. Setting up accounts and uploading things on them was fairly easy, but I’m a bit apprehensive on what else will be in store for me on these platforms. Filming myself for the first time in five years was quite a ride! All of these new platforms, like the Domains and the WordPress, are completely new to me. I’m really nervous about messing it all up because of it.

On the other hand, I am also super excited to explore all these new possibilities! The fact that it’s in the overarching theme of an apocalypse is even better! I can’t wait until we get even deeper into the web and the apocalypse together.

As for the question of the week…

I actually have not been super into apocalypse-themed shows/movies/books, but it’s mostly because I don’t like it when characters get killed off. Unfortunately, with an apocalypse-themed story, that happens quite often. I still like them though. I watched the Walking Dead for a while and I loved the movie I Am Legend with Will Smith (though the dog dying in that one made me cry my eyes out).

I really like the stories where people prevent the apocalypse from happening the most. However, if I had to choose which apocalypse genre I like the most, it would have to be more on the plague side of things. There was this one apocalypse theme my friend and I came up with years ago that I have not seen in any stories to this day. The kind of apocalypse story I would like to see is a type of disease or virus that goes around and affects people’s brains. The symptoms would be of schizophrenic nature where people would begin to hallucinate and not know what was real anymore. From there people would start to die either from murder, suicide, or neglect. I thought something like this would be interesting to see since the symptoms could be hidden for quite some time, and people can seem practically normal to others until it’s too late. If there are any apocalypse stories like this, please let me know because I would love to check them out!

Overall, I like watching and reading apocalypse stories, but I have yet to find one that really resonates with me or interests me. I’m hoping this class will not only teach me internet platforms, but that it will also show me some great apocalypse stories!

Until next week!



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