Stars and Garters

Alright, I give. This title has nothing to do with anything. Also, it has nothing to do with Star Trek (except by the very, very tenuous of ties). We’ve wandered into X-Men territory over here. Can anyone tell me who says that? Hint: that’s not the full sentence. It’s also not said by Patrick Stewart, so sorry, but that’s not the easy answer here.

Anyway, let’s talk about the Daily Create.

The Daily Create is an interesting site. I’m not actually sure how I feel about it. I mean, it’s kinda cool, in the whole Ooh, let’s see what we can all come up with! kind of way, but honestly — I’m so bad at this stuff. It’s amusing and terrible all at once, I assure.

Yesterday’s Creation was a ten second, voice only, wordless recording. I had a song stuck in my head, so I hummed a partial tune. It was an interesting assignment, but alas — I learned (or rather, it was reinforced) that I’m not terribly creative in that sense. No matter, I told myself — there shall be another one tomorrow! And with any luck, it will go better.

Then I realized I was talking to myself and quickly ceased. At least I didn’t respond, right? There may be hope for me yet.

Today’s Daily Create, however,  involved a camera. It asked the users to take a picture of something that is never seen upside down. This, of course, was a huge problem. I don’t own a camera that works. Oh, I own a camera — who doesn’t, these days? — but the charger got jacked, and I can’t find another in this country. There are some I can buy online, but they don’t ship overseas. It’s terribly frustrating, let me assure you. Terribly frustrating.

So I had to take my picture with the phone I got from Softbank — and, no, I don’t have an iPhone or anything, just the cheapest phone there was. So the quality is terrible. Still, I should probably show you. My sincerest apologies.


My awful, awful picture of my hanging clothing can be found here.

And so.

I kind of want to expand a bit, but I don’t have much more to say. I’m plotting a few blog posts — three, currently, but I shan’t ruin it for you — that should all be up by Friday night. We’ll also see if I end up doing any more Daily Create blogs.

It’s kind of cool, but I sort of hope there aren’t anymore photography ones — I don’t want to subject you all to anymore totally horrifying images.

Have a great day!



4 comments on “Stars and Garters

  1. I think the professor mentioned that the next two weeks of daily creates would be mostly photos 😦

    Cool picture though! Looks like clothes in zero-gravity or something haha

    • …Well, that’s it, then, I’m doomed. *Grin* I feel bad for you all for having to deal with what I fully expect to be terrible, terrible pictures. I’m glad you like the clothes, though — I just wish they didn’t look like they’d been take with a calculator.
      Have a good night!

  2. What’s the old saying about making lemonade when all you have is lemons.

    Paul is correct, to the best of my understanding, that the next couple of weeks will be exclusively photos with the daily create.

    So you will have a chance to explore the possibilities of taking pictures with your cell phone. I guess on the silver lining side of things, it’s possible to email a photo directly to Flickr (and to twitter). Some people seem to enjoy doing it this way.

    As for your self-confessed lack of creativity, I’m not buying it.

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