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In Pieces of Herself, I didn’t really look at the instructions or how to play the game. It was easy to get an idea of what to do, however, just from the name. I inferred that I would be identifying an individual who passed once I got to the Main Street and saw the cop cars outside. Then I just dragged items that were random and rearranged them to see what I could do with the grey image to the left of the screen. The grayscale screen makes it seem dark and creepy.

Facade prompted me to install a flash player, and unfortunately the computer I’m blogging on isn’t mine to be downloading anything. I assume that it’s like an interactive game on the computer where every decision made creates an alternate outcome. I like stuff like this, so the game must have many realities in itself depending on who is playing and what is decided.

Blog 2

The bots made for twitter are very useful in many ways. They are artificial intelligence, but can still spark up conversation within the twitter community. Not only do they tweet with words, but they display images relating to those words to give a clear picture. Also, this A.I. can create content that other users can interact with like crossword puzzles.

I did not know that these bots were being used on twitter, but I am aware of some accounts that usually work under computer-rule.I think that my favorite bot is the poem bot because the tweets are short yet precise. They may not be complete sentences, but they convey a thought or feeling the people can relate to when they read it.

Blog 1

Despite the story Twelve Blue being a hard read for me, I understood some parts of the page and how to get around to other parts of the story. Unfortunately, I got confused as to where to go for part 9, so that took away from my experience and I became disengaged with the story quickly after.

At first, when reading the article, I overthought the concept of navigating through elit. I feel confident that I will identify stories that are easy to navigate through on a computer without losing the story. I have never read a book online, but I’m sure it would be a much easier read than if I read a hard copy.

First and Foremost

This blog is more of a means to vent and express my thoughts about depression and the struggle inside my head. My story goes back to middle school. I suddenly had the idea of writing to solidify past events reflect on life lessons. In making this blog, I thought of reaching out to the many people who may be going through something similar. It is imperative to know that you are not alone and that there ARE people out there who are willing to help. Unfortunately, I didn’t always have the luxury of talking with someone about what I’ve went through, but I want to make this a place where people can come to express themselves and seek guidance on this journey of escaping this oppression that is depression.