The final assignment for this semester was to tell a story using multiple forms of media such as video, design, audio, visuals, web, etc. I felt this final project was a great way to tie together all of the different aspects of media I learned about throughout the semester. As such, for my story I chose to revolve it around my western character I created, named Talie. I decided to write it as if Talie was the narrator of the story and base it from her perspective. The story is about Talie tackling new adventures and activities because she is becoming bored of her everyday routine in her little western town. In order to complete the story, I used both previous assignments and new assignments to keep the story entertaining and fulfill the needed star requirement. Hope you enjoy!
TALIE’S WILD WEST ADVENTURES
Howdy y’all! My name is Talie and I am a smooth, sweet talkin cowgirl of the wild west! I live in the little western town of Tombstone, Arizona. Let me just start off and tell you that I may seem sweet as sugar but you don’t want to get on my bad side. I love it out here in the wild west and the people in my small town so, you make one sly comment or commit (or even talk about committing) one illegal action you might as well walk yourself right into your jail cell, it would be a lot less painful for you. I am strong in will and know right from wrong. I was only taught by the best. I have taken over the farm from my ma and pa so, I run the family ranch and the family milk business. I also keep watch on town shenanigans, protecting the good and punishing the bad. Everyone knows my game in town, but I can still catch the guilty fools right before they commit their felonies, while providing proof of their plans. Which is great for our town because we take justice seriously out in the west. So, if you are riding through town for a visit with good old friends or do some proper business, you are gladly welcomed. But, if you have other plans you just might want to watch your back.
The below clip shows you my little town and a bit about me and my every day routine:
However, recently I was unable to stop a horrible crime from being committed. My buddy, Johnny, who was the local bartender at the town saloon was murdered. This wrongdoing rocked our little town, it brought all of my friends and town citizens closer together and helped us realize how precious life is. But, I have been experiencing some troubles these days because of this catastrophic event. Up until now I have been able to continue with my typical every day routine and carry on but, I just can’t seem to endure it any longer. I have come to the decision that I need to change my daily routine for two reasons, one: to help myself overcome this horrid event, and two because if I add something different I may possibly not feel so gloomy and burned out. Since I cannot change my work routine on the ranch, I have opted to take out the time I would spend at the saloon every day and spend that time on new activities and adventures!
My first adventure!
I was walking down to the local store to give the milk produced on my ranch to the local town store (which is very good for you by the way—check out my radio commercial and grab yourself some milk!)
Well, now that you have had your milk for the day we can continue! I was walking down around town and was thinking of what activity I could partake in this evening during my general time at the saloon and I saw the below poster! I thought it would be a great activity to try because it would include fun and exercise!
So, I rode on down to the roller rink on my horse Smarty, who nickered and neighed all the way because she doesn’t like change, but I kept telling her sometimes change is good and needed. I was a bit nervous because it had been years since I had changed my every day routine. So, I took a deep breath and walked into the roller rink. They let me come in even though I was a little early for the advertised session and I was really lucky to see the end of the artistic skating club’s practice, there were kids spinning and jumping on roller skates! It was so awesome to see! I even videoed a little clip of it!
Seeing those skaters really motivated me! When the session started and I got my skates on, I was going to try the elements they were doing. Well…..that wasn’t such a good idea! I fell and rolled many, many times just like a tumbleweed. But, I had an absolute blast! Once I finished up at the rink I headed back to the ranch. I actually felt much better than I had in a long time. Well, I guess since Johnny’s death. So, I think changing up my daily routine is a good idea to help me move on. Now, just to figure out my next adventure!
Adventure number two!
I guess walking down to town is one of the best ways to find out about new events happening in our tiny western town. Posted to the old telephone pole was this poster:
It was a running marathon! I had always wanted to participate in one of those and thought why not! It was a fundraiser for the town’s local band to travel to Band Nationals. So, I figured by participating in this event I could continue with my idea of new adventures AND at the same time help out the best little town in the west! So, I participated in the marathon and I feel even better! I think I am getting back to my old upbeat self!
While I was at the fundraiser marathon I overheard some people telling jokes so, I decided to make up some of my own. What do you think?
Well, I hoped you found that little break funny! Anyway, onto adventure three!
Since I enjoyed my second adventure so much and I loved how it helped me while at the same time benefited my town, I decided to take on a new adventure that would provide the town’s children with a fun activity. So, I contacted my pal, Agnus, to see if she wanted to undertake this adventure with me and guess what–she did! I love my horse, Smarty, as well as the other horses on my ranch so, I thought it would be a great idea to be able to provide the joys and thrills of riding horses to the younger children of the town. You can see our advertisement below! Hope you send your kids up to my ranch to participate!
What do you know! The camp was a success and everyone had fun! I am thankful that I was able to provide this opportunity for our town children. These new adventures continue to keep me occupied and help me come to terms with Johnny’s death, and help me realize the many benefits and activities our town provides. I don’t know how I was becoming bored with my everyday routine in my little town! I am so glad I have decided to take on a new adventure or activity every day! You definitely won’t get bored if you come visit my little western town of Tombstone, Arizona! Hope to see y’all here soon!
Just one more thing—I have decided to create a little TV series to document all of my adventures so you can continue to follow along! Hope you tune in and ride along for my new adventures! Yeehaw!!