Third Week’s the Charm

week three

It’s been a busy week! Academic schedules at UMW are picking up; classes are getting more intense and we are coming up on midterms. In between all the regular (on-campus) class business, DS106 has been a nice relief from the normal, everyday grind. Whether it was scrolling through Daily Create submissions or reading short stories, I was able to slip into another realm and take a break from this world’s reality.

Daily Create – FLASH FICTION

daily create – CELEBRATE NATIONAL BACKWARDS DAY

Daily Create – Graffiti to a real surface

CHOOSE YOUR OWN APOCALYPSE

This week I choose a novel from the apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic genre that I will be reading throughout this semester. This is an opportunity to immerse myself in a genre that I am unfamiliar with and I’m excited to start reading! I choose a novel that was not on the list provided to us by our professor, but there was one novel on the list, “Oryx and Crate” by Margaret Atwood, that caught my eye. I recognized the name of the author and so I Googled it! Margaret Atwood is the author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is currently a very popular and award-winning Hulu show. I have heard such great things about this show, but I never got around to watching it myself.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

“In the event of an apocalypse, do you think you’d be the kind of person to hoard your supplies (for yourself and your loved ones) or would you share them with those around you in need? Why or why not?”

I would most definitely hoard supplies! I hoard supplies now, so I know if I was in survival mode I would be quick to collect my supplies. I am not saying that I wouldn’t share some of my supplies, but I would be hesitant in doing so. My grandmother used to say, the only person looking out for you is yourself. In a survival situation, this phrase could only be amplified. I will not be able to rely on anyone other than myself. It seems selfish— and it kind of is, but it’s necessary. 

 

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