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It’s All History….Or Is It?

For this visual assignment, we were supposed to use a historical photograph and alter it in order to tell a story pertaining to our character. My theme for the week seems to be tweaking these assignments, so today is no different. Instead of a photograph I found a poster from the 40s on npr.org advertising donuts. I went ahead and used photo monkey in order to add different layers of effects to the poster to create this look. Also, in conjunction with this week’s theme, I introduce Veronique to July Laszakvoits character, Isabelle the scientist.

For the story portion, let’s take a moment and go visit Veronique Absinthe at a local diner on a casual Wednesday morning.

I sat at the counter looking at a couple of donuts and a glass of milk that was placed in front of me. The matronly owner of the place had said that I looked underfed, and refused to believe that I felt fine and was full with my eggs. She shoved the donuts and milk in front of me and pointed to a poster above the cash register, telling me I needed Vitamin B1 (whatever that is) and bustled away telling me over her shoulder that I wasn’t to leave until I ate both of them. What a formidable woman. I knew that her words meant nothing and I could leave when I wished, but there was a kindness there that I haven’t seen in awhile, and I wanted to savor it for a bit longer.

Gross, isn’t it?

A woman down the counter smiled at me, and came over to me as she was leaving the joint. She motioned to the poster on the wall.

“You know, Vitamin B1 is actually important- don’t let that lady fool you.”

“Is this donut going to save my life?” I asked, shaking a donut at her, “I mean, I need to know.”

The woman smiled at me, “I’m not sure about that but it wouldn’t hurt, I guess. Well, if you need any consultation work, here’s my card.” And with that, she left the place.

I looked at the card. The woman’s name is Isabelle, and apparently she was a scientist. I guess she knew what she was talking about when it came to Vitamin B1? Hell if I knew. I glanced at the donuts, still sitting there. I took a bite. What the hell.

8 Comments

  1. Savanna

    Vitamin donuts. I’ll be your first customer.

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    1. Megan (Post author)

      Amen

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  2. Kendall Parker

    I love how you wrote a short story to explain the portrayal of the historical poster as it pertains to your character and July’s. The story is actually very suspenseful and left me wanting more. Great work!

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    1. Megan (Post author)

      Sweet- I’m glad you liked it!

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  3. Kassia Rivera

    I like how you use a random treat to have to characters meet. It’s really creative and the short story really ties everything together. Good job!

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    1. Megan (Post author)

      thanks, girl! Glad you liked it

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  4. Ellen O'Brien

    I like this a lot! I was quite confused seeing just the poster, I wasn’t sure how you’d be able to connect this to your noir character. The story you told was really creative though, and connected not only the poster but also gave us a bit more understanding about the two characters. Great job!

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    1. Megan (Post author)

      Yeah, I tried to do things a little differently than the assignment said… I’m glad you liked it!

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