My response: The image of the girl with the gun and the girl with the book is ironic as it is used to show how a weapon of lethal capacity can be compared to a fairy tale book which could be banned for its arguably graphic themes. The book is used to protect as knowledge and the ability to read is and has done.
The visual elements used can be slightly comedic as the gun is far more dangerous than the book yet the book is banned.
In the third PSA advert, we see a young black girl holding a copy of ‘Little Red Riding Hood,’ and a little white girl holding a gun. The text reads “One child holds something that has been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one.”
Initially, it is assumed that the advert means the gun, but ironically, it is the fairytale that is banned. The ‘reasoning’ behind the banning of the book is that she has a bottle of wine in her basket, which does not make it kid-friendly. The gun, however, isn’t banned, heightening the peculiarity of the situation. The irony, in this case, is that, to be very point-blank, is that although 15000 kids died in school shootings in the US in 2019, the guns are still not banned; while Little Red Riding Hood has harmed absolutely nobody, and still is illegal. Thus, the tone of the advert is sardonic, deliberately contradicting the meaning behind it.
Working during the COVID-19 time has been tough and strenuous for almost everyone. However, in my opinion, I believe this time has done some good for me. I have been less stressed with going and returning from school and am more comfortable at my desk than the ones at school.
I also enjoy all the time that I am spending with my parents, It helps me through the days. Despite this staring at my screen for 7, almost 8 hours at a time is tiring for my eyes. Therefore after my studies I routinely go outside for runs.
In constructing my project about AI, I have already thought about many different possibilities.
For example I have thought of doing a video, a document or even a slide show. Whilst considering these I made a poster to more clearly illustrate what I wanted my finished project to look like. Doing this I realised that the best coarse of action was to create a combination of both a video and a presentation. Doing so, I would use my past knowledge on the dangers and advantages of AI paired with some new research on the topic that I am studying to complete the project.
In this Page the use or absence of colour gives the sense of a tense atmosphere. Furthermore the entire page shows a dangerous, mystical hut in what appears to be a rock- filled valley. Mignola also emphasises an uncomfortable atmosphere by his use of the shadowed off red figure of Hellboy silently standing in the background of the blackened hut.
Firstly, I felt like all the stories had a relatively simple way of hooking the reader in.
The stories used something enticing to play into the readers emotions paired with the use of something out of the ordinary they all shared. Furthermore, the stories had something else in common: I believed they all had an element of femininity and were a social commentary on how women are treated in modern day society. For example the Taylor Swift story was a way of showing how celebrity women are treated be the people around then. Also the last story: girl showed common stereotypes that women or girls should adhere to.