Linda Scribbles

{March 9, 2012}   A lot of “Finalies”

You guys!  You’ll never guess!  I’m FINALLY done with a lot of things!  Most importantly, I finished a new video for sharing.  “Heart of the Cards:  The Yu-Gi-Oh Card Game”, which will be below.   (And with that, I finally got a project done long before the deadline.)  Spring Break is finally here.  I finally did laundry.  Finally saw Blue Man Group live.  Finally did taxes.  Finally checked the mail. Finally bought new pants.  Finally injured myself in with the tools in sculpture class.  Finally got my work schedule sorted out.  Finally got boba tea.

Also, I finally got the letter that says, officially, that I’m graduating at the end of this semester with a B.S. in Journalism- News/Editorial (provided I pass the last two classes). I’m finally at the end!  I have the exit interview and to get the announcements printed and sent out.  It’s exciting.  Anyway, onward!

I love those guys, especially the tall, skinny one.  He’s super cute.  Hopefully, this will be the first in a series of videos about Yu-Gi-Oh and these guys.  Thanks goes to them for being so patient and cooperative, and to Ground Zero Comics and Art of Gaming, attached to Art of Coffee, for allowing me into their space and giving  me a few minutes of time.  I’ve linked to the youtube channels of some of the guys in the description section for this video if you want to know more about any of the guys or the game.  You can find it if you view the video directly in youtube.  I hope you like it!  Spring Break adventure, go!

There’s been a lot of fuss concerning the video I posted earlier, both against and defending the organization (Invisible Children) that created the video and facilitated such a strong outcry for action.  First, and I made a gesture at it in the previous post, what’s interesting to me about all of this is the way they harnessed the power of social media and provoked action out of crowds all over the world.  They made a good point about location coming to mean very little when it comes to helping others and doing what’s right.  They were able to connect to so many other people who agreed in an amazingly short period of time.  Light could probably not move faster.

Just as quickly, the words of people opposed to that organization also spread.  Some were outraged and others merely begged people to research and think first before jumping.  “Look before you leap.”  There is this post explaining why they are opposed to Invisible Children, though agreeing that Kony needs to be brought down.  Whatever the case may be about Invisible Children and the finer details of LRA’s crimes, this other post had a good ending sentiment on the matter:

So, instead of continuing to debate the strengths and weakness of the Kony2012 video, or attack Invisible Children for their lack of financial transparency, let’s figure out how to turn this momentum into a constructive opportunity that can result in smart policies that will have a positive, real-time impact in the affected areas of central Africa. Let’s harness this energy and turn it into something productive that ensures we’re telling the right stories, inspiring well-informed advocacy, and working together across governments, academia, grassroots activists, and local populations to help bring this chapter of the LRA — and the impact in affected areas — to a close.

That, at least, is something I can fully agree with.

{March 7, 2012}   Kony 2012

This is a really big, really good example of social media coming to “We are the Media.”  I won’t say anything more on it.  Just watch.



Kony 2012

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