For my final post, I have a lot to talk about considering how much I enjoyed this course.
The first part was seeing elements of things I love like video games, comic books via Marvel and movies be incorporated into the course. It was honestly surreal seeing the playing of Shi-Ho and Stanley Parable as parts of our course as someone well versed with the topic of video games. I always saw the medium as a way for great story telling but that being taught to everyone was wonderful to see. Hope that continues in future versions of this course.
The second part I really enjoyed was the Kitty Horror Show portion of the semester, were we read interactive fiction from the site. I really love the format and nature of the site; the stories on there were dark and presented new locations I never heard of before. Was a great experience and will check the site in the future for more creative stories.
The third part of the semester I loved was the presentations. Me and my group looked through a lot of sources and find ways to link things that at first didn’t make sense like Lion King into elements that complemented Hamlet was really rewarding. Reading through fan fiction, pictures on the net and more was enjoyable as well. Overall that was a great experience and was happy to be part of the presentation.
Lastly, I want to talk about how different this was from past English courses. In my other English courses, reading text and commenting on it was the bread and butter of the course, which was great. I love reading and being able to read new things is always a nice time.
But we read different kinds of text with this course. Online fan fiction, article going into theories about the different mediums and more were really insightful to me, as learning about how mediums I love a lot like Video Games can become interactive fiction was eye opening to me honestly.
In addition to that, the extensive discussions were very enjoyable. Talking about Marvel and how it relates to transmedal storytelling, commenting on current events happening around us and more was wonderful. This happens in other English courses but I really enjoyed this element for this course.
Overall, I really loved my time in this course and I hope the core of this course, reading and interacting with text using new mediums and tools, is something I wish remains in this courses future.
Happy holiday’s everyone!