October 30, 2020

Weekly Inspiration #9

Welcome to Weekly Inspiration #9! This week has been busy, slow, exciting, and tiring. There have been so many ups and downs, but I am trying to stay positive and focus on the good things that have happened.



For my ENGL 103 class this week, I was required to make a storyboard from one of the scenes or poems in our text, The Counterculture Reader.

I chose to base my storyboard off an interview between Mary Brunner (former member of the Charlie Manson family) and a D.A. investigator. The interview spans pages 67-68, and is part of “Year of the Fork, Night of the Hunter” by David Felton and David Dalton.

Manson has fascinated me for years, ever since I first learned about him (strange, I know). Most of my classmates were doing scenes from novels, so I originally wanted to go for a poem. However, an interview also seemed like an interesting piece to storyboard.

I know the storyboard looks funny. I cannot, for the life of me, properly draw a stick figure, so please don’t be too harsh. ? My handwriting is bad too, I know, so kudos to you if you can decode it.


After drawing most of the storyboard, I decided to twist the ending a bit. The D.A. investigator does not actually faint, but I thought it would be interesting given the dialogue that just occurred:

  • Mary: He could hear maggots.
  • D.A: Hear maggots?
  • Mary: In Gary’s body. Eating Gary.
  • D.A: faints

Map of Mathematics Video

Remember how I mentioned a few weeks ago that I no longer enjoyed math? I’m still trying to find the former joy I had in it, and watching interesting math videos is definitely helping. (Getting low math grades is not. Well, maybe it is a blessing in disguise, since I no longer care so much about how college wants me to do math. Or is it me being lazy?)

Anyhow, the video above is an awesome introduction into so many different areas of math. If you open up the video in your browser, though, make sure to read the description section. (The video maker wrote some corrections there.)



This. Thing. Is. Amazing.

I ordered a Rocketbook Core last Friday, and it has been so much fun to work with! The notebook is spiral-bound, containing 32 pages, and comes with a Frixion pen and a microcloth. The ink is erasable, so the notebook pages can be used over and over again.

I’ve been using the notebook for brainstorming, homework assignments (especially math and physics), and storyboards (see above!).

NOTE: The picture doesn’t have anything to do with the actual Rocketbook.


My Week in Ten Words: Fascinating and a bit fun. Sad and disappointing. Unique. Intriguing.

Question of the Week: What options besides “college” and “bootcamp” are there?

October 25 – 30, 2020