Best real-life Doreen Green I have ever seen, but with Watchmen? Talk about contrasting styles. Cah-razy.
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(Watchmen in the classroom, by biigurutwin.)
I like to reflect. When I sat down to write a Thursday Thirteen this week, I decided to list the things I strive to instill in my students. This is my revolution.
1. Creative Success. Each student will feel the specific joy that only comes from inventive accomplishment.
2. Expansive Ideas. Each student will think about the world in new ways.
3. Wide-eyed Wonder. Each student will be exposed to a view of life as an unfolding gift of infinite potential.
4. Unknown Connections. Each student will see everyday things from extraordinary angles.
5. Controlled Freedom. Each student will have fun with their art and their friends while maintaining appropriate personal discipline.
6. Underlying Principles. Each student will understand why I enjoy each project enough to teach it to them.
7. Unwavering Positivity. Each student will have at least one teacher who is always in a good mood.
8. Modern Myth. Each student will relate some part of the lesson to comic book superheroes.
9. Relative History. Each student will be able to understand the origins of the things they know and love.
10. Convex Consumerism. Each student will flip the script from consumer to creator – from audience to artist.
11. Trading-card Tickle. Each student will get one of my extra Vs. System cards at random as a reward for good behavior and trade them joyously with classmates.
12. Punctual Responsibility. Each student will have an art teacher who is a model of consistency and is always exactly on time.
13. Unconditional Love. Each student will be valued and loved equally as a creative human being.
That’s the full page of the Watchmen squid, for the uninitiated. Aside from Shuma-Gorath in the Capcom video games, wiggly sucker-filled arms never looked better.
Today’s inaugural edition of Cephalopod Classics will unveil the six nominees for Top Mythological Tentacles. Vote in the poll, and squirm with us in the comments, if you dare.
Life is flavored by perception. An infinite array of information bombards the human instrument at every moment. We carry the parenthesis around in our head, and the filters can be adjusted.
Moral of the story? The tentacles are always there if you choose to see them.
(Watchmen cards by katiecookie.)
The mask symbolizes all sorts of deep human meaning and mystery. We don’t know who we really are, so we confuse the matter further and squeeze out just a bit more joy from our existential wounds.
Rorschach’s inkblot mask in Watchmen stretches the twist to exquisite lengths. It morphs and bleeds and portrays the imperfect portrait with precision. There may be no better mask ever made.
That, of course, does not mean we stop the masquerade. Here is a flashback gallery of the face covers from my classroom this year. Happy masking!