M&P group process (3)

we met up this Saturday to put everything together. however everyone was quite anxious so we ended up worrying a lot of the time. it was unexpected but we were still working on developing the script. especially because a lot of the original word and phrases are to big for how simple we wanted it to be. we also mostly finished the actual space. we just didn’t practice enough by then..

on Sunday we decides to take advantage of the entire day to rehearse our scene. it had reached the point where we kept printing a new edited script every hour it was quite tedious but its amazing how determined everyone was to do their best.

on the day of the presentation we decided to come early to rehearse even more and ass final touches (like the broken cup and the overly organized desk)

even if in the end we messed up a little i am so happy with how we have done. we have worked so hard and accomplished so much in the past three weeks than we ever expected to do in these eight minutes. i am just glad that we had fun with it instead of freaking out and trying to make it bigger than it should be.


M&P Process (3)

to support some of the things we are writing into the script we have researched a few titles such as:

  • what drugs cause dizziness
  • does antidepressants cause vertigo
  • victim profiling (worst thing ever)
  • victim profile
  • sleeping pills overdose
  • antidepressant overdose
  • defining characteristics of a person (useless)
  • character specific traits (again nothing)

I’m surprised the police haven’t come around yet.


M&P group process (2)

we came up with several routes for the story to take. i think we might go with having the people come into the room and go around the table trying to figure out the clues that lead up to the murder. Amal suggested we use sectioned board where each part leads to a different room. but we still have to finish the story.

this is something we keep doing.. which is forget about the current issue and thing ahead to the production instead of focusing on building a good storyline to follow.. we didn’t even divide who the murderer should be yet and w are stuck between her husband, a student or even that its a suicide that looked like a murder..

M&P process (2)

i had one idea that i couldn’t shake off for my m&p project. my idea was to create an interesting character. then create a space to represent them. for example: the desk of  student. an email representing a familial problem. maybe some books on psychology to represent what the student was studying. so the people entering the space could deduce for themselves the story behind the desk.

reflection on type

  • i think the most important lesson we had learned was the very first one with the letters. learning to look at them as shapes was easy but that wasn’t what it was all about. i also learned to look at the empty spaces and the abstract parts that make a shape whole. that was what helped me evolve the most. even in the next projects and other subjects


  • the sentence part was a bit confusing but thats where i got the most grasp on what i shouldn’t  do with a sentence. i started my experiments with how can i make the sentence be in the most unusual place but still be able to be read properly. of course i failed miserably but thanks to the tips the professors provided i just went further with the failed ones and fixed what could be fixed and changed what could be changed.


  • unfortunately i haven’t had an epiphany about type where i magically see what type wants from me. i just make as many informed decisions as i can and hope for the best. i can’t even trust the ‘feels right’ feeling anymore.


  • to me, a paragraph is a paragraph. i didn’t want to break away too much from that, so i just let myself focus on typing a paragraph correctly instead of attempting anything too crazy. i feel like all the “tricks” i learned to do with the sentences should stay with sentences only.


  • because i read a few books on my phone i tried to mimic the paragraph setup of those on my phone. i then realized that the program i use basically justifies the entire book to align to the left. with no space between paragraphs except a small indent at the beginning. which i realize now is horrible.


  • honestly, i felt that this class held a lot of useful information. stuff that i will most definitely be depending upon in the future. however i was one of the people who found it very tedious. but i do acknowledge that it is necessary.

M&P-group process (1)

in our meeting we decided to combine some of our ideas. Samia watched the movie of sherlock to better understand the concept of deduction. so she came with ideas for clues in a crime scene. sara(god bless her) came up with an entire story for a murder scene investigation. me and amal had went to an adventure rooms thing on saturday so amal came up with the idea to make a puzzle where the space is littered with small clues that builds a bigger thing(which would be the answer)

this is sara’s original story:

Professor Gunders Is a professor in psychology , she’s 43 years old. She maintains decent health , although it as been reported that she has been suffering from mild vertigo in the last couple of months. She went through a rough divorce 4 years ago, reasons of the divorce remain unknown. Her children have not returned her calls in a long time. Gossip in her workplace suggest that it could be infidelity on her part. In university she is known to be a strict grader and professor. Some alumni from the college she works at still hold a strong grudge against her. She was found dead in her bathtub , with her wrist cut as she blood to death.

Notable clues:

– There are signs of chloroform around her lips.
– Her phone suggested that she was expecting a date at the same evening that she died.
– The autopsy suggests her vertigo was induced by pharmaceutical drugs, possibly blood pressure pills (despite that her blood pressure was normal prior to her death).
Murder ending :

if professor died class gets an A

the victim left handed = but the cut is also in her left hand

the cut in the right hand to think it’s a suicide but the direction of the knife it’s different .

but it makes the killer is left handed looking at the bathroom platform . the killer will rest her body in his left arm .

3 students lost their scholarship . all of the three emailed the professor begging her to fix their grades .

During the time of murder .

one is left handed and was doing an exam . ( exam was cancelled )
one is injured , working on the project
one was sick in the hospital

so then we started combining the idea and settled with creating the desk of the victim in sara’s story. where we would create a series of clues that lead to the killer.

we needed to rewrite the story to be good enough since we are trying to measure up to Arthur Conan Doyle. so we did a bit of research into detective riddles and actual real life murders. i suggested for them to watch a channel on youtube called “Rob Dyke” who is a guy who has a horror series called “serial killer files” where he talks about actual murderers (caught or not) without showing any gruesome images. but then sara got dizzy just thinking about it…

we went through these riddles below together to try to figure it out (we couldn’t) just to give us an idea on where to start…


Deconstruction of Sherlock (TV)

one of the first things i have thought about was Deduction. in the Sherlock series we get an approximate visualization of how sherlock’s mind works.. he starts by taking in the bigger picture, then going in to inspecting things a bit closer. drawing as many logical conclusions possible until he has enough information to draw a conclusion.


of course he keeps asking these deductions to build up a bigger picture. even though they might seem small and often personal it is still important to the bigger picture.

so basically deduction is basically gathering small puzzle pieces or ‘clues’ that give concrete reasoning to reach a complete logical conclusion.