Despite being undoubtedly busier than the previous week, I found most of this week to be straightforward.  This week gave me a lot of freedom to express my creativity in my daily creations, assignment bank, and course character design. I began this week’s proceedings on Monday by meeting with Professors Bond and Groom. It was a pleasure to meet them and hear their thoughts on their course.  Regarding the assignments, I began by reading Alan Levine’s essay on how we should be completing our writing assignments. This will be incredibly helpful for the remainder of the semester because I will always have something to refer back to. The first Daily Create of the week, which is available at, is what I went and finished next. The assignment for my first Daily Create (Monday) was to compose our own fibonacci poem. Since ice cream was the first thing that came to me, I chose to write about that.  Tuesday’s Daily Create prompted us to construct our own version of the Voynich manuscript, which you can find here:  The Wednesday Daily Create, which can be accessed at, instructed us to visit the California weather cams and compose a poem based on what we observed. Then, Thursday’s Daily Create instructed us to create our own internet-based emergency exit sign, which may be found at, we were asked to make a “Books For Everyone” design for Friday’s Daily Create, which can be found here: Every Daily Create was a short, simple task that helped me think creatively and got my mind going. I also had the opportunity to view other class members’ interpretations of the assignment by browsing through other DS106 posts on Mastodon. I next proceeded exploring the assignment bank, browsing all the various categories and discovering a plethora of interesting assignments. I began with a writing assignment that led me to complete a Wellness Check (you can find it at about myself.  The graphic design of ice cream with the contradictory phrase “Eat Healthy” was my second assignment bank task, which you can find here: My most recent assignment, which you can view here:, was another design of Philadelphia Eagles fans in which I discussed the realities of being a Philadelphia sports fan. Following this portion of the week, I continued to update my blog, renaming it “Mastering the Art of Storytelling” because it sounds so much nicer than “Peter Leese’s Domain.” Along with adding a photo to the backdrop and slightly altering the colors, I believe the final product looks much better than it did initially. To increase my involvement, I left comments on several of my classmates’ blogs. It was a great chance to connect with classmates and learn about their work from week two. Creating the course character was the next project for this week, and it was a lot of fun.I created Julius Lawrence, a Monroe, Louisiana-based investment banker. This semester, I hope to write a lot about Julius since it’s wonderful to have a character that I completely created. After that, I read The Techno-Optimist and made comparisons and contrasts with Iron Man. Dr. Oblivion agreed with most of my comments when I questioned him about my response to The Techno-Optimist Manifesto. With Dr. Oblivion’s assistance, I completed rewriting my movie review following that assignment. 

I had no issue completing the assignments this week. I did, however, find it a little difficult to generate ideas when working on the Daily Creates. Making the Course Character was my favorite part of the process. It was a lot of fun to create my own character because I could give him traits that I wish I possessed. Hopefully, this semester will allow me to interact with Julius Lawrence more. 

To be honest, I wouldn’t change a thing. I believe that I fulfilled each task to the best of my ability and in a unique way. What will we do with our course character in the future is the one question I have. Other than that, I have no questions. Right now, there aren’t any significant problems with my work; everything was completed correctly.

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