Class Procedures and Reminders
Introductions. I'm almost done with all the intros for Indian Epics, and I've replied to many of the Myth-Folklore intros. If all goes well, I will finish replying to all of those today; if not today, then tomorrow at the latest. It is fun getting to meet you all in more detail now!
Project Stack. Each week, you will be turning in one assignment by email: the weekly Project assignment. After you turn that in, you can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
Storytelling Style. Each week on Wednesday I will feature a storytelling style that you might want to play with this week or sometime later in the semester. The featured style this time: Rap Battle. You just need two people (or animals, or inanimate objects... anything goes!) who want to fight it out in the form of a rap battle. Check out Zeus and Thor... there are non-stop mythological allusions going on here! Watch with the captions on for all the details:
The following items are for fun and exploration:
The Periodic Table of Storytelling. Instead of chemical elements, this table has story elements: Sh is "superhero," for example. Even better, if you go to the full-sized version, each element is linked to the TVTropes website, where you can get, literally, thousands of storytelling ideas. It's so cool!
Scripturient. I hope you will be feeling scripturient as you create your stories for this class.
scripturient (adj.): having a consuming passion to write
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is curious... and active: Curiosity is not sedentary and passive. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: Come relax and color in the HCLC community space in Bizzell from 5PM - 7PM (details). I love to color and since I can't be there (I live in North Carolina), I wrote to Kim Thomas who coordinates the "Boomer Buzz" events, and she shared the coloring pages with me. So, if you can't make it, you can still color the Psychedelic Sower! Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.
Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.