Personal Stories? I Got Nothing.

But you clicked the link to read this anyway, huh?


Assignment 2 for the Commenting Bootcamp called for me to leave a comment on a blog where I never commented before…but relate a personal story with the post I had just read. While I’m not really comfortable enough to talk openly online about my life, there are stories I’m willing to share.

To be perfectly honest, this assignment was the most difficult for me. Why, you ask? Really, the hard part was finding a post to comment on. I went through a number of posts, and while I could leave comments on them, I didn’t think I could leave any substantive feedback on them. Finally, I came across MaggieMayQ’s post on her blog, Balloons and Popcorn.

What Was That Post About?

In “They say it’s personal,” MaggieMayQ talked about her decision to have her hair cut short. She hated having to deal with long hair and just took a leap. In the post, she also shared some images of herself before and after a haircut.

On the whole, I like the cut. I have seen more women take chances and shave even the sides of their heads and pull it off. In MaggieMayQ’s case, more was taken off in the back. This allows her to wear her hair down or put it up in a ponytail.

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Things I Don’t Like About Television, Episode 22: Author Avatars

Have you watched a TV show to watch one character take on more and more characteristics of the creator? This may happen to the main character or another can gain an increasing scope in the series which each successive season.

Relatively Harmless Examples

On one hand, author avatars can relatively harmless. For instance, a show may work well if it is in fact built around a character meant to resemble the creator. A beloved character can be based on a writer on the show or creator.

‘Avatar’ is in the Name of the Show

Two examples of a relatively harmless author avatar apparently are Aang and Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender. The characters are based on creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Brian Konietzko, respectively.

author avatars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Michael Dante DiMartino, Brian Konietzko
You can see the resemblance.

Both of these characters are beloved and respected by the fanbase, as are many others, due to the great writing and voice acting.

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