This image and quote are from one of my favorite movies, Step Brothers. This is one of the best parts of the movie. Dale and Brennan are trying to get investors for their entertainment company at a family birthday dinner, so they set up a presentation and a song to get people excited. It doesn’t go as planned, due to Brennan and Dale crashing their dad’s boat during the music video filming, and everyone gets a good laugh at their expense.
“One Day More!” he shouts, as his final day closes in. Barack Obama, the last man on Earth, has survived as long as he can. His resources are gone, he has no friends or family left. He knew this moment was coming, but he had hoped it would not be so soon. They’re closing in on him. He has nowhere to turn. This is the end.
“Let us die facing our foes
Make them bleed while we can” he sings as loudly as he can with his last breath.
Then, there is just silence. Barack Obama is dead and the world as we know it is gone.
“Let others rise
To take our place
Until the earth is free!”
This week was a little stressful for me, as this was a decent amount of work to do in the short time I had. I was unable to figure out the SubDomain on my own, so I needed to go to the DTLT to get some help. I was able to go today, Wednesday, and finally got my site up and running. With that done, I still had several other tasks to be completed in two days for Boot Camp, as I didn’t have many of the sites, like Twitter, Flickr, SoundCloud, as regular applications. I took a few hours and sorted all that out, and now I think that I’m finally done with it all.
It was also hard for me because I have never taken an online class before, so I don’t know what to expect. It’s strange to me to not have a meeting time or office hours or things of that nature. It may turn out to be a format I enjoy, however, so I’m trying to keep an open mind about it.
I still am a little new at the technology and will probably need to stop by the DTLT a lot this semester, but I’m excited for this class, the format, the theme, and just trying something that I haven’t ever really experienced before.
I kind of like the point that Kleon is making, to let others learn from you and take the things that work. I believe that creativity/the creative process isn’t something that someone can own, so if you are able to help another person by what you’re doing, it benefits you both.
I think that my favorite of his 10 point would probably be “You don’t have to be a genius”. In today’s society, I feel like the focus is always on who’s the smartest, who is doing the most and best thing. There’s a disregard for people who are thinking out of the box, or those who excel in non-traditional areas. You don’t have to be a genius to be smart, bold, courageous, creative, or unique.
I think that these points will help me to use the creative process and my methods to grow and help others grow as well. Also, I hope that this format will allow me to learn from others in a new way, broadening my horizons.