Mimo le Singe
I'm just your average, everyday word chimp sharing writing-related advice and other random musings. Happy Reading!
Going In A New Direction
When I first started posting on Vocal four years ago, I wanted to use it as a repository for virtually every written work I'd ever produced, with most of the topics pertaining to popular culture and media. I didn't necessarily care to write about what was popular all the time, otherwise, my heart wouldn't have been in it and my writing would reflect that apathy. Rather, I - for the most part - elected to tackle subjects that genuinely interested me, though I nonetheless got carried away over time and would try posting just about anything to see what kind of stories will resonate with people.
An Analysis of Gravity Fails!
Story in question: https://s3.amazonaws.com/external_clips/3920182/Milica_Visual_Story_-_Gravity_Fails.pdf?1630860008 For a storyteller who would normally rely on a script, creating a story using only visuals proved to be quite the challenge. I found film producer Bruce Block’s lessons on visual components and structure to be especially helpful in delineating different elements of Gravity Fails! as clearly as I could. While I am not an artist I nevertheless desired an aesthetic that is not only visually appealing but also allows for such consistency, thus I turned to the Pixton comic maker to create my ten images.
Oral History Resources Review
NOTE: As this was originally written in November 2020, some of the timely content here might not be up-to-date. Websites in Question
London Lives and the Digital Humanities Experience
Among many histories, I have always been fascinated by Victorian London and the developments leading up to it, so the opportunity to write about London Lives has come to me at the right time. This is a digital humanities project that provides access to published and unpublished documents, each illuminating some aspect of the lives of lower-class citizens living in what had become one of Europe’s largest cities in the 18th century (LL).
An Analysis of 'The Dance-off Is On'
Story in question: https://www.slideshare.net/MilicaMilaMarkoviMAC/danceoff-215586901?qid=23eed06a-0a46-4666-a6d6-0ed0d2502653&v=&b=&from_search=1
My Experiences and Thoughts on the Digital Humanities
I have never been the most technologically literate individual, though I concede that it is imperative as an interdisciplinarian to engage with the digital humanities while nevertheless remaining critical of the discipline. To understand how I am able to create knowledge by using technology, I must adopt computational thinking. (Berry and Fagerjord) In my work as a content writer, I utilize search engine optimization (SEO) tools such as keywords and meta descriptions to not only effectively answer my targeted audiences' questions but to also provide them with innovative insights that reflect my credibility as an expert in that particular area. I am prioritizing relevance in public culture, and this demonstrates my adherence to algorithmic practices. (Berry and Fagerjord)
Is it okay for things to be incomplete?
The thought that virtually no idea can ever be fully established is one that I've had to come to terms with as a writer. Over the years I've come to understand that if I truly want my work to be participative and even interdisciplinary then my writing needs to encourage dialogue rather than provide all the answers - which aren't necessarily the rights ones anyway.
There Can Be Sparkle, There Can Be Shine
It has been almost twenty years since I lost my pet cockatiels, and this is the first time I'm writing about it after so long. This was always a difficult subject for me to put in words because, like any animal companion, they were part of the family and I never truly stopped feeling guilty about what happened to them.