Hello, my name is Rachel and welcome to my first blog post! This week I’ve spent a lot of time sorting through our weekly assignments, teaching myself how to accomplish the tasks, and lots of research on how to maneuver WordPress. I am still working out the kinks on my page and trying to figure things out as I go, but I can say for sure that I’ve already learned so much just in week one!
I was super excited to hear that the focus of the semester was going to be Apocalypse/Post-Apocalypse. I am a huge fan of this genre and have been every since I was a small girl. My favorite movie at the age of ten was War of the Worlds (the new one with Tom Cruise), to be more specific I watched the DVD every night before bed for 6 months straight. I would definitely say that I’ve been obsessed with aliens and alien invasion movies ever since this. Another great story that came to my mind when considering the theme was The Road. I really liked the book and the movie, because of how different it is from other Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic stories. Rather then being completely action packed like other apocalyptic stories, it is instead very raw and emotional. War of the Worlds and The Road are extremely different, but both have the shock affect and emotion that I am drawn to.