Now when Mr. J told us that we were going to be creating memes for socials class I was a bit confused. At first I thought I heard it wrong, but I soon came to realize that we were in fact making the same type of memes that you look at for a good laugh, or get in trouble for looking at in class. Despite never making a meme before and having a bit of a hard time brainstorming ideas, I actually ended up having a really good time making a few. Now they aren’t comedy gold or anything, but they aren’t terrible given the circumstances.
P.S. Big thanks to Kody Cao for helping me out last week (I had no idea what I was doing)
So here’s the first one I made in class. At first it was just kind of a test meme, but I ended up liking it so I kept it around. As you may have realized it’s about Alexander Hamilton and how he was shot by Aaron Burr. I think the bad luck Brian meme really fit what I wanted to get across, which was that despite all the super crazy things Hamilton did he ended up getting shot by his friend… pretty bad luck right?
Now the next two I made were in regard to Mr. Trump and they both had a bit of personal relevance too.
The classic “bruh” meme on the left was really inspired by how I think a lot of people, myself included, would react if Trump becomes president. I think it really shows the disbelief and the disappointment that so many people would experience if he really became president.
The awkward moment seal meme was sparked by a bit of an awkward moment I experienced a few months ago when discussing Trump with a group of friends. A friend of mine made a comment (jokingly) about supporting Trump and the rest of us in the group kind of felt that awkward moment at first as we didn’t know if they were serious of not. So when I was looking for inspiration for a meme last week that moment totally came back to me so I ran with it and added the best friend part just to spice it up a bit.
So today is a great day, I have finally found a mentor to help me with ASL this year. It took a long time but I did it.
As to date I have been in contact with 4 different organizations and sent out dozens of emails with either no reply or people saying they can’t commit for whatever reason. So over the break I did a lot of work to find a mentor before I left for vacation. I ended up getting in contact with a girl named Laura Ceron that went to my middle school. Her older sister Andrea, who studied ASL throughout high school and university, is going to be mentoring me this year. She’s super nice and should be able to provide me with tons of material and support. With her being so young we have a lot more in common I feel and I think it will make it super easy for us to work together. We have been talking and should I am trying to meet next Wednesday because I am super busy this weekend. With players billeting at my house from Saturday to Wednesday morning I won’t be able to meet until that afternoon.
I’m super excited about this, even though it’s super late to have found a mentor at least I have one and I can continue to move forward with what I have. The other thing about finding her so late is that I’ve had a lot of time to learn the basics on my own, so when we do meet we can go over more complicated ASL skills which is something I really want to do. Other than just practicing with my mentor, and as I have said before, there are tons of resources to help my learning. I’ve been using the ASL app which has been super useful and because it’s on my phone I can practice wherever and whenever I have free time. I’m super excited that my ASL classes start in two weeks at Pinetree Community Center. The books and CD’s I found in my mom’s old collection, despite being super old, have been helpful too. Although when I watch the CD’s I usually end up laughing at the way people dressed 15 years ago. The ASL dictionary, like any dictionary, is a bit dry but is super useful for explaining how signs that look very similar mean different things.
This is one of the books that my mom used when she studied ASL