I was excited that I got to use my character again for this assignment! The instructions for “Post-It Notes and Grocery Lists!” were to “Choose a character or characters that you like, or choose a movie, world, whatever! Then, create Post-It notes in an image editor–multi-colored squares with handwritten-looking-text–that the character or characters in your chosen world would leave for themselves around the house. The Notes can be reminders, inside jokes, to-do-lists, grocery lists…whatever you want, write it down, then share it here! Make sure to let us know which universe/story/character you’re referencing, and include outside material (videos/clips/music, etc.) to help us understand the setting/context!”
It was fun to think about the different kinds of things that my character Mia (who you can read more about here) would have on her fridge. I tried to pick a variety of things happening in her life to talk about. Since she has a lot going on, it’s important to give herself reminders! She has notes on the fridge related to both her library and secret agent job, along with a grocery list, a reminder to feed her dog, a joke, and a reminder to meet with a friend. I picked a joke that I thought she would appreciate.
I created the post-it notes using the paint app on my computer. I had never used it before, and it was trickier than I was expecting. I had to make the shapes, fill them in, and then add text in a font that looked like handwriting. The app definitely could have been easier to use, and if I did a similar assignment in the future I would probably look for a different image editor to use.
This assignment made me think more about my character and her personality. I was hesitant at first to be using a character for this class, but I am happy that it has been a fun and enjoyable addition to my semester so far.