I first got my idea for my IDS while scrolling through tumblr at home. I came across a picture of someone named Minori. It was quite inspirational to me, especially as it was during october and I desperately needed costume ideas. I decided to create something similar to what I had seen. Something earthly and flowery, representing life and mother nature. It would be an interesting costume that could not be found in stores. It was fun to make, and counted for marks, so it was a win/win.
This blog will be my way of showing you how I created and completed my first project.
I unfortunately lost a couple photos I had taken during the process of creating this project, I will instead draw out pictures and describe them in the text posts I make.
I will do my best to describe what I was doing, step by step, as clearly as possible.
Could you be friends with a protagonist of your novel?
I could definitely be friends with one of the protagonists of The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster. It is rather easy for Milo to get along with people, and establish a friendship with them, even if they just met.
Milo expresses feelings that I can relate to in the beginning of the story. When he is introduced, he is written as a character who is easily bored, and can’t find anything that is interesting. Milo feels no need to explore or create new things, because he can’t find the point in it… Until he travels to a new place, and realizes that there are so many new things to do and learn about.
Milo seems like someone who I could agree with. Throughout Milo’s story, he encounters a number of different types of people, whom he mostly gets along with. Milo’s goal is to unite two kings and bring Rhyme and Reason to The Lands Beyond. He cares about other people, putting himself in a dangerous place so that the people he just met can be happy. Even though he knows the quest to save the princess’s of Rhyme and Reason won’t be easy, he goes anyway because he wants to save the kingdoms. When Milo sees something wrong with the place he is in, he tries to fix it. When he sees that someone is unhappy, he tries to cheer them up. Even if they seem strange or scary, like the Which (a lady that resembles a Witch, but isn’t exactly one), who he meets in the dungeon.
Milo invites a strange dog named Tock to join his adventure, he also invites a strange creature named The Humbug. Milo hasn’t known either characters for very long, but they quickly become friends and help each other survive the journey. Milo proves to be reliable, kind, and thoughtful. He often asks questions about the reasons behind how things are. He wonders and tries to learn about new things.
I would like to talk to that boy and listen to his stories about his adventures in The Lands Beyond, I think it would be interesting to hear what he has to say about the things he has encountered, maybe learn from his experiences. Perhaps him and I could go on our own adventure.
Though Milo starts off as a child who is uninterested in everything, he develops into someone who I’d be glad to be friends with.
2 a) The meaning of “by-nc-sa” :
The “by” part refers to crediting the author of the media used.
Nc means that you cant use the picture to gain money from it.
Sa is the abbreviation for “Share Alike” meaning that if you share the picture, you must have it under the same or similar copyright licence as the original.
2 b) http://photobucket.com/ is another site that has free to use photos.
4) The answer for the question “Am I free to copy facts and ideas?” is:
Yes. You are free to report the facts and ideas embodied in another person’s article or web page. Copyright only protects the expression — the combination of words and structure that expresses the factual information — not the facts themselves.
This means that you can repeat facts and ideas in your own work as long as its put into different wording as the original.