January 31

mPOL (again)

It’s that time of year again where I talk bout my growth so far and how I want to progress, thats right it’s mPOL season. And just like last year I have no clue how to start this and it’s due in like a day so here I go. First off the mPOL declaration that I have to read, Thank you for coming to my presentation of learning. I am the expert on my own learning. I am also responsible and accountable for my own learning. You can expect me to give an honest evaluation of my progress. We will discuss my strengths and opportunities for growth. Thank you in advance for listening and for offering feedback that I can use to improve as a learner. Anyways, the first area I want to reflect on is humanities. The growth I set for myself in humanities are (in summary) the following :

•working on the social aspect of class, not being shy around people i know are smarter than me

•asking more questions

•being less shy/more extroverted

I set my humanities grade as extending (🌈). I chose extending because sometimes I feel like I’m on the border of accomplished and extending and I just need a little push to make sure I get extending. I’ve grown in those areas quite a bit, I’ve been asking my friends more questions and even though I’m familiar with mostly everyone in grade 9 PLP, I still feel like I’ve warmed up to a few more people. The way I can grow more this year is by paying attention and really thinking about the topic while the teachers talking just in case I have a question I can’t ask later. I usually realize I wasn’t paying attention or didn’t catch something sort of crucial to the project and I feel too embarrassed to admit I wasn’t listening or forgot. That’s another way I can improve, asking the teacher something even if I forgot and my friends dont know either.

For Maker 9, these are what I set for myself for growth (again, in summary):

•put more effort into group projects

•try to be the “leader” in group projects, being responsible and making sure everyone is on task.

•actually put effort into Destination Imagination (isn’t happening this year I think)

I set my maker grade expectation as extending (🌈) as well. I chose extending because I wanted to push myself to work harder. With the projects we did this year I don’t think there were many big projects that we had to work in groups for, small things here and there but nothing super big. With a small project that happened recently, we made a rollercoaster and I know I put a lot of work into that. Another example of a group “effort” I put a lot of work into would be setting up for the winter exhibition, even though thats not a project I feel like I helped a good amount in my room. A way I can refine the goals I set for myself would be making sure I dont overdo it with the work I do. I want to make sure everyone does an equal amount of work so it’s not unfair for some people. 

Another class I set my expectation as extending (🌈) for is science, I chose extending because I knew I already really liked science and I feel like I’m really good in some science subjects. Here are the growth goals I set for myself:

•working on focusing, not always talking to my friends.

•work on ignoring friends, even if I know it might be a bit rude I need to remember to do my work.

•maybe sitting alone or somewhere else if I really need to.

Honestly, I haven’t grown the most in these areas, with some projects it’s easy to talk and do work like the most recent project we did with operation boxes where I could paint or draw while talking and not have any issues but sometimes if I needed to do work that required thinking then sometimes if someone started talking to me I felt as if I didn’t respond I would be being rude. To achieve my learning plan goal, I need to remind myself to tell my friends that I need to work or remind them to do their work if I noticed they arent done too.

For the extra minutes on my presentation here are some “jumpstart” questions provided to us:

•“of the work you completed this year what are you least proud of?” I’m probably least proud of would be the puppet show on reproduction for science, I never finished it and I kept thinking that “enough time has passed it’s too late to start making the video”, basically the ultimate form of procrastination “due tomorrow? Nah, do tomorrow” (I did that with science blog posts too). I wanna work on not doing that next term and handing in work even if it’s late.

  • “Did all the work you completed this year meet your standards?” Definitely not, It’s hard to always have your work at your standard or higher without burning yourself out. Also different people have a different standard for their work, one persons standard might be higher and easier to burnout than someone else. I definitely want to work on getting my work up or past standard next term. Some ways I can remind myself to get the standard up would be some accountability for myself or a reward I can give myself if I do good work on something.
  • “When did you feel dissatisfied during the working process of working on projects?” It differs from each project but an example I can give is the most recent humanities project. I liked the topic we were doing and I liked the teacher but there was no break in work it was constant homework, understandably it was a 2 week project and there needed to be homework to do it in time, it just felt like I was behind in it (even though it was my fault for not focusing and getting behind because of it).

I think what I’ve written is a little over 7 minutes so I’ll leave my mPOL here, thank you again for coming to my presentation.

January 4

Why am I glowing?

Winter exhibition.

So we finished our projects and held an exhibition to show off what we made. The grade 8s made what they called “Pandora’s box”. The obviously better grade (grade 9s) made videos of a theme and how it relates to James Camerons “Avatar”. My theme was religion and beliefs so i made a video about different religions and the Na’Vi’s religion.
(Oh yeah here’s the video if you’re curious vvv)

The exhibition was super fun! Our engaging activity was face painting so we took shifts painting peoples faces. Some of the grade 12s liked the designs i did so they kept asking for me to paint them. Some of the face paint examples (people could mix and match)
Of course Whats a blog post without the reflecting… the ways I probably could have improved during the exhibition were being at my station longer than the face paint station. I also could have been more productive with making my video since I waited till the rough draft due date to start editing and filming b-roll. I definitely could have done a better job on answering how avatar is connected to some real life themes. Overall I think I did okay on this project but theres lots of room for improvement thats for sure.

Here’s some other photos I could find of the exhibition:

A mountain banshee I made

The snacks of course

I drew the mountain banshees too

My friends 🙂

That’s it for this post, my next post is most likely my mPOL. Until next time, bye bye!

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January 3

Viva La Revolution!!

Welcome back! 2 projects are done and this is the first blog post of them. I’ll be talking about the Revolution project we just finished up. Since we got to choose the revolution we got to research, I chose the American revolution. Why? Because I wanted to, nah I actually don’t remember but anyways. After we chose we got put into the groups, we were told if we were defending the revolution (effective) or prosecuting it (ineffective), I was defending the American revolution. Most people got their first pick like me but some got their second or third because of the amount of people needed. Groups were made, and we started to study our revolution so we could fill out a graphic organizer, here’s what mine ended up looking like.  

Since we got to choose the topic we were interested in, I didn’t have much of a problem focusing. Of course thats not saying that I didn’t do it efficiently, there was definitely a faster way I could have filled out the organizer or better ways to research what I needed to know instead of assuming i’ll need to know it. After that, we starting making our affidavits for the mock trial. 

(While I was editing this, I couldn’t find the affidavit to link to this post, sorry you gotta use your imagination)

I’m not going to go over all of the exhibits but theres one I want to talk about which is the witness interview, our witness was John Lauren’s (played by yours truely). “He” talked about what he did to help the revolution and to try and free slaves. I think my group could have worked together better for the affidavit and filming. Almost the whole time the people pulling the groups weight was Susan E

After we filmed all of it we uploaded and handed it in and then it was done and we got to just chill out for a few classes. The project went okay, it definitely wasnt my favourite but it wasnt the worst project. Anyways, look out for the next post, its all about the Winter exhibition. Goodbye for now!

November 9

History and geography

Welcome back, summer was long, but the first humanities project was completed already.

As soon as summer ended we were threw into a project then onto a bus headed to Alberta. So we made journals and got to spend half our day on buses for 8 days with a bunch of sweaty 14 year olds. Let me explain it.

As I mentioned we created basically journals explaining the driving question (which was “How has the geography of the West shaped who we are?”) so I’ll show you the book I made so I don’t have to re-explain everything

How has the geography of the West shaped who we are?

Even though in the book it says “reflection #” that wasn’t necessarily the day it happened. I want to explain what really happened per day.

Day 1:
Sept. 22, 6:30AM. We met at the school to load the Seycove bus. We took a 3 hour bus to our first spot to eat lunch, Costco! After we finished lunch we got back in the bus for 2 hours to get to Craigellachie so we could visit the last spike (I bought polished jasper and a keychain). After the last spike, we drove to three valley gap to visit the heritage ghost town to film videos then we went to get our stuff and got our rooms. After we unpacked we went to go get our food and then we did the daily night reflections and after we got about 45 minutes to use the pool there. After curfew I still had some fun, our rooms were all next to each other so we could talk to people on their decks. Even after we got in trouble for it, my room stayed up and kept talking. The three valley gap will still be my favourite place we slept in.

Day 2:
Sept. 23, 7:45AM. After breakfast we took a 30 minute bus to the Revelstoke railway museum. I learnt a lot about trains and I got this photo of the inside of the furnace. After that there was a 45 minute bus to glacier nation park where we did the Loop Brook trail. After the hike we had a picnic then we bussed for 2 hours to Yoho National park to look at Takakkaw Falls. We bussed to Morley to have dinner at smitties. The pancakes were so good but so filling I felt so gross after. Once everyone finished we bussed 45 minutes to the place we would be sleeping in for the next 4 nights, the HI Calgary City Centre! I was in a room with Sydney, Mackenzie, and Frankie. It was a really big room and we had our own bathroom, it made so many people jealous. After that we went to the common room and we wrote our daily reflection. I went straight to bed I was super tired that day.

Day 3:
Sept. 24, 7:00AM. After breakfast we took a 1 hour bus and got to one of the most fun spots we went to in my opinion. We went to Skyline Luge Calgary. We got helmets and got on a chairlift to the top of this big hill. At the top we were given a strange looking go-kart. We were lined up on the top of this hill and were released to race down the big hill on this really thin track. I was second fastest on the trip (Julia was easily the fastest). After our 5 runs, we headed to this really nice buffet named the A+ Buffet. It was an Asian themed restaurant but it was also a buffet so we could have whatever we wanted however many times. The sushi was so good I wish I tried more while I was there. After lunch we went to the beakerhead festival, in…well… beakerhead. It was really fun, there were tents et up showing off science or art and it was really cool. There were live dancers, my favourite was the dancing robot. The robot gave me and Brooke his slap bracelets. I can’t ignore mirrorman though, he was the performer that come on a before the robot. He was cool and gave us stickers. After we did some activities, we  went and watched a big mech go through an obstacle course and destroying things. It was so cool and it was a super cool project that the guy worked on for the years he was. After we got back, we had dinner at the hostel and then went to bed. Overall a pretty fun day it was definitely one of my favourites.

Day 4:
Sept 25, 5:15AM. Ok first off, who in their right mind would think 14 year olds would be happy with waking up at FIVE IN THE MORNING?? BECAUSE I SURE WASNT. Keep in mind it was an hour ahead of BC so it felt like 4am for most of us. Anyways, we took a 2 hour 30 minute bus to Blairmore to go to the frank slide (I bought quartz earrings there). The museum was really cool and the view was even better. I learnt a lot at the frank slide, specially history. Theres not much to talk about because I think a lot of it is in my book or nothing stood out to me enough to talk about. After the frank slide, we had a small picnic before taking an hour bus ride to Fort MacLeod. We went to the Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site (for the sake of my sanity, I’m going to refer to it as H-S-IBJ), which is another museum. It was pretty interesting actually, we learnt about the history of the jump, why people used it, and other things related to it all. I enjoyed it a lot but we had too much time to look around so I got a little bored. After the H-S-I-BJ, we went to…….NANTON CANDY STORE!!!! It was huge and there was a bunch of candy I haven’t had since I was really young, like honeycomb toffee and root beer flavoured lollipops (both of which I’m not allowed to eat because of my braces but I had already broken a bracket before the trip so what’s there to loose). After Nanton we took an hour bus to Calgary to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings. Theres really nothing to talk about for that. After dinner we drove back to the hostel and went to bed.

Day 5:
Sept. 26th 7:00AM. We walked to the Calgary Zoo. That’s basically what we did like all day. We had to make a video there too. I don’t really like zoo’s so theres nothing that really stuck out to me so its better if I just show the zoo with photos. After the zoo we went to the library to waste some time while we were waiting for mr Hughes to get the bus. After mr Hughes picked us up we went to Chinook mall to have dinner. This wasn’t a regular dinner though, the teachers let us wild and we got to buy and eat and do whatever we wanted to. So of course, me being me, had bubble tea and pretzels for dinner. Then I dragged my friend to hot topic. I bought an overcoat, a corset, and some earrings. Then I let my friends bring me where they wanted to go as payback because they didn’t really want to go with me to hot topic. We found a cool record store while exploring the mall, it had some posters I was tempted to get. We got bored and went to a bath and body works to smell stuff, it was fun, I think I bought lipgloss while I was there. After a while we walked to the meeting spot and waited for the teachers. We got driven back to the hostel and I’m pretty sure most people fell asleep pretty fast, I do remember packing up and cry laughing because there was a kfc chicken burger in the bathroom, I dont know why it was so funny but my whole room was in tears because of it.

Day 6:
Sept. 27th, 6:00AM. 2 hour bus to Banff. I was tiredddddddd. We went to Cave and Basin National Historic Site, we learnt about the history there and the snails in the pools. May I point out the whole place smelt like sulfur. We got to see the actual cave with the pool in it. It was really hot in the cave. After that we had a picnic  for lunch again then bussed to lake Louise for an hour. Once we got there we had a huge (optional) hike. I’m really glad I did the hike the view was beautiful and the trees were a beautiful shade of yellow. I saw Logan trailing behind his group so I caught up with him and we walked together to the top. After the hike we all went back down and took some photos at marine lake. Once that was done, we had dinner at Bill Peyto’s Cafe. The food was so good there and my table had amazing people, we were talking about songs and who was what song it was great. After we finished dinner we went to the bus and got told our room groups. We got to our rooms and just got to do whatever for a bit. There was a creepy dude outside our window that we told off. Other than that I didn’t have any problems with the day.

Day 7:
Sept. 28th, 6:00AM. We bussed to Peyto lake to have an early hike that I was convinced on for fruitatons. It was pretty but it wasn’t my favourite. After the hike we bussed to Jasper National Park. We had a small snack then went to the Columbia icefield and we stayed on the glacier for about 30 minutes then took the special buses back down then we went to the glacier skywalk and learn about how glaciers form and the wildlife in the area. We bussed to a nice little river afterwords to eat dinner. Once we were done we got back in the bus and drove to HI Banff Alpine Centre.

Day 8:
Sept 29th 5:45AM. I woke up not as refreshed as I wish, we ate then took an hour bus to lake Louise for a hike that I definitely decided to not go on it. I choose to take the free 2 seat opportunity and sleep. After that we had another picnic then we bussed for 4 hours to Golden. We stopped at the golden skybridge. It was super fun, we got to go on a ropes corse and we got to zipline over a super big valley. While on one of the ropes corse I was on a small zipline and then hit a tree super hard. After the skybridge we had dinner at husky house, I had pancakes and they were actually the best pancakes I had on the entire trip. After dinner we went to the Days Inn Golden for our last night. After we were told our rooms we got our bathing suits on and went to the pool. The pool was pretty fun there was a huge slide. After that we went to bed thinking the next day would be normal.

Day 9:
Sept. 30th 7:00AM I FELT SO SICK AND ANXIOUS IT WAS TERRIBLE! So many things went unplanned that day. First, before breakfast, we watched the bus drive away. So immediately people were confused. We went to eat breakfast and after we went back to the rooms we were told the bus had broken down and the teachers were figuring out what to do. I started feeling super anxious to the point I almost threw up. I took a nap on the floor and around 11am, we had to leave our rooms and pack our bags into an uber, the uber drove off and we weren’t being told anything. After that we were told that we had to walk from the motel to the gas station down the highway. As soon as we started walking I got hit with a wave of energy and I felt super good all of a sudden I was super happy about it. After we got to the gas station we were told that the bus had broken down and we were talking a normal bus back. After the bus got to the gas station we filed in and got our seats. We would be sitting in those seats for the next 9 hours. You can imagine how fast we ran out of conversation with our seatmates. Anyways after the 9ish hours, we were back in Vancouver. The trip was just over, it didn’t have a proper “finished” feeling. We just got picked up and went home.

Now for the dreaded after trip work…

Nah I’m kidding it wasn’t bad at all, we held a small exhibition showing off our books which I have already embedded (check it out) so I dont have much to talk about. 

The trip was super fun looking back at the positives, but there were some parts I really didn’t enjoy, But of course, thats not the teachers fault, the activities were super fun and helped us learn. There were still fun activities where we barely had anything to learn about it so I appreciate that. These trips are always the best part of PLP even if the homework is unbearable (I’m currently 3 blog posts behind woo).

November 9

Nation X

Journal Entry

August 15th, 1789: I thought I should start a journal for my day so I can keep track. Anyways, Today went well, me, Jessie and Callum had many sales, or at least the most we could for the things we had. I feel bad for living class A, they have nearly nothing, not even houses for most. At least if I need to tell them something that I can’t let the higher ups hear, I can use the trash so the trash collector can read it. I did hear a rumour that an idea has been expressed to start charging upper classes more for goods and taxes. Could just be a rumour though, I can never be sure.

August 16th, 1789: Today went well. Pretty average day, we’re running out of food to sell because of the shortage and people are getting upset. I think the flu season hit on top of the shortage too, I’ve seen a few sick people around, I hope I dont get it. Something unexpected happened today, a class C came to us and told us they wanted to give money to class A since they didn’t have nearly enough to support themselves. Of course I gave them some money, I felt bad for the old friend I know in class A because I knew he couldn’t afford food.

August 17th, 1789: The paper this morning was speaking a new virus found in the lower classes, I hope class A is doing okay. Oh and speaking of class A, while I was setting up the shop this morning I saw a few class C take my old friend away, he didn’t look upset so I think they want him in the police force? I really wonder what’s going to happen to him. Shorty after that I saw them setting up a quarantine area just outside the jail, this virus is spreading seriously fast, I hope someone doesn’t give it to me while I’m working. Stock was lower than ever today and theres been no word on the shortage from the king. Ugh that king, he really pisses me off, he sits there all day doing nothing but look proper and smug. When’s he going to start paying attention to us and our problems. The high priest and queen on the other hand? They’re great. I bought the high priest food as a piece offering and support for him. I hope that comes back as good karma later on. 

August 18th, 1789: Today was absolutely awful, I’m crying while writing this. This morning we had nothing to sell but a few weapons, the weapon sales got shut down pretty fast so I had no income today. In the papers they said that the virus mutated into a deadly plague and that theres a nation on our borders, ready to invade any day.  I watched someone drop dead while walking home, I was so scared what was going to happen to the rest of the lower classes. Oh and that old friend got promoted again too, which isn’t a terrible thing, I’m proud of him but now he’s part of the kings guard. I had to beg him for medicine after the high priest said I deserved it. I got home and used the medicine almost immediately since I was feeling terrible. I knew the king would never let us get cures, I knew the future would only be worse for me. You can only imagine how glad I was when a soldier from Nation Y, the nation on the borders, invited me to join their “great nation”. Of course I went with him. I needed a new chance. I packed up everything I had and tried to sneak away, Callum had caught me and decided he was going to come with me, along with a class A which we had no clue was following us. While we were leaving we caught word that one of the class C tried to kill the royals. Now I knew she didn’t like them but I had no clue she would actually try to shoot them, I say “try” because she missed her shot and the bullet went straight through my old friends arm, making the arm nearly useless. After we crossed the border, Nation Y trained us to fight and when the time came, Callum was sent to assassinate the royals. That idiot went after my old friend and managed to kill him. I’ll never forgive him for it. After he stabbed him, the king turned around and stabbed Callum in the heart. He dropped to the ground in front of me. Then there I was, standing, facing the king, sword in our hands. He brought his arm up to slash his sword through me, just as he was about to bring his arm down, I saw a sword go through his chest. Someone had killed the king! They saved my sorry life! Once the king dropped to ground, I looked up from his dead body to see who had done it and I saw a kid holding the sword that had ended the king, a kid killed the kind and saved my life. Before I had enough time to process the late kings death, I turned around and saw the class A stabbing the high priest, but again before I could celebrate the royals death from the class A, the queen had brought her ax through his neck. I was the only one left. All the people I loved had died. I’ve run from the battlefield with a cut over my stomach and only half an arm. I had survived but for what? I regret it all. I cannot take this anymore, I do not plan on living past tonight. This will be my last journal entry.

*there are some photos left behind with some notes scribbled on them*  

Old friend” came to photo bomb me with the money I have haha

June 22

Spring Torture…

I’m. Back and not better than ever. You see, the spring exhibition just happened and so many things went wrong! Buttttt to keep my brain off of that ill just explain the non bad parts

First, the grade 9s assigned us spots to work in and last minute I was assigned to be in the entrance greeters with Landon and Colton to hand out pamphlets and gummy cups while on my break i went around to other groups and places to see what was going on and it was really fun. The first room had LAUNCH which is how all of PLPs projects work. The second room was the loon lake room, they were doing a tableaux on an experience at loon lake (battle archery) they handed out watered down Gatorade too to show people how bad the juice was. The third room was the tech room, they were handing out app cookies and explaining their projects. The last grade 8-9 area was the conclusion where they gave out skittles and led people into the gym where the grade 10-12s were handing out snacks and showing off their projects.
More about my group, the underwhelming entrance crew!! The front greeters were me, Colton, and Landon. We just stood there telling people where to go and what to do while also offering gummies. The people would go through 2 other skits after us and the first one was just a normal boring class with bored and aggravated kids. One of them held a sign saying something like “I wish there was a way to make education more exciting…” then the next skit was a documentary playing with kids excited and surprised with a textbook in the trash.
(If youre confused take a more confusing map:)
So it went something like that yeah^ after about 2 hours of torture it was finally over. The juice in the loon lake room made someone threw up and most people didn’t have any snacks left but other than that nothing went terribly wrong and we cleaned up and went home 🙂

June 21

Beavers Were Made Into What??

Now that I have your attention, I just finished my final project for the year in humanities. The project was about the fur trade in New France and how it impacted the ecosystem and the indigenous people living there. I learnt a lot in this project, I went from not knowing what and where New France was to where it was and how it was involved with everything at the time.
My favourite part of this project was the social experiment game, for the game you’d be split into 4 different groups which were 2 indigenous groups and 2 European groups. We (1 of the 2 indigenous groups) were told to trade with the Europeans with out “beaver pelts”. In the end my group somehow won because we had a lot of the European things and none of the pelts left.
After the simulation was done we went on with the normal classes, making ads and stuff for the final project.
overall It was a fun project and I learnt a lot about Canada’s history, I’d give the unit like a 7/10  if I was rating it.
until next time, goodbye!
June 20

Tpol time!

Welcome to my tPOL! Today i’ll be reflecting on my whole grade 8 year and answering the driving question, “Why do you feel like you are ready to advance it the next grade level?” 

Overall this year i’ve grown a lot, I’ve met new people and tried new things and here’s my proof
in our first project, medium is the message, I grew a lot in a social aspect since we had to reach out to businesses and talk to them about making an ad for them and also just meet our group members since it was our first project together. A few other projects I grew from socially were Destination imagination and The Outsiders because we had to present to other people (mostly adults/parents)
even though most of the growth from PLP has come from humanities, i’ve also had a few moments in other classes where I realized how much i’ve grown over the year. For example in maker in the Herzog and Carr project, more specifically the herzog part, I grew in my skill with photography and image editing. Another example is in scimatics in the Laser Laws project. I learnt about how light works and I learnt a lot overall in that project.

back to the driving question since that hasn’t been answered yet. I feel like im ready to advance to the next grade because I’ve learnt a lot from this year, I’ve grown as a person and as a student in many ways. Even though I don’t agree with how much homework is given out, its taught me that I need to actually be responsible and do it (which overtime has also incorporated itself into working in groups.) PLP has improved my work ethic since elementary never really gave out homework and the work was definitely easier. So to fully answer the question, yes, I do feel like I’m ready to move on because I’ve noticed and acknowledged my growth as a learner.

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May 18

3D solar Panel

Another project done, another blog post being made. For this project we made 3d models in Tinkercad and we had to choose if we wanted to make optimal surface area or volume. I chose to make a solar panel with optimal surface area. After we calculated all the parts volume and surface area we put it all into a keynote presentation and presented it to the class

(My keynote⬇️)

I didn’t do good in this project and I think I lost my motivation after my teammate kicked me out of his group 3 days before the presentation. I would have done at least a little better if that didn’t happen.

April 13


4-5 long, stressful months of planning and prepping for DI. (If you don’t remember what DI is check out my midway DI post) Now if you want to know how it all went well then keep reading
So, it all started in November when we were told what DI was and put into the groups we would be forced to work with until April. Now, I was put into a Fine arts group. It was going great till the first dress rehearsal where we had absolutely NOTHING done. So we started all our work a week after the second dress rehearsal. In 2 weeks we made almost everything, the backdrop, costumes, final script (yes that includes memorizing the script too) so let me get into the process of them!

Backdrop:there was 2 backdrops, one for a juice-bar the other for a dungeon.

Costume transformation: we didn’t come up with what to do for this until a week before the competition so of course it wasn’t gunna be the greatest thing ever, it consider of a rolled up  red cape tied up with string and when it got untied it unrolled into a full cape.

Illusion: we had a door that looked fake but was real so you could push it away and you could crawl through the sheets. It was used in the dungeon scene.

Costumes: Mine was guards armour made out of cardboard, The Queen (Julia) wore a dress from the drama room. The Jester/Bard (Tom) just found an old Halloween costume from his attic, The Old Trickster/Maki (Makai) wore a flannel and jeans with his arm tucked into the shirt sleeve, The Trickster wore a black hoodie and shorts, and The Mute Painter wore some stained and ripped clothes with an apron.

Props: we had a crown that the trickster was trying to steal and my shield (used as a fan at one point lol)

Story: the story starts with the trickster going to the bar and accidentally bumping into a guard, but the whole reason he went to the bar was because he was struggling with money so he took a risky bet with a retired trickster looking for revenge on the queen, the bet was to steal the crown in return for 1,000 shillings so the trickster did exactly that, or at least he tried to… while he was about to leave the bar he ran into the guard from earlier but the queen was with him, the queen demands the jester sing about the trickster to which he does. After the song the queen tells the guard to make her look dramatic (to which he fans her with his shield) then orders the trickster to a year in prison. The guard drags the trickster into the dungeon and leaves. The trickster looks around and sees an old painter painting the wall so he asks what they’re doing and eventually finds out that the painting was a real door so he pushes the door out and somehow gets out of the dungeon like that. Once’s he’s back in the bar he sees the queen there with the guard so he asks the retired trickster to distract them both while he steals the crown off her head. The queen runs off crying while the guard tries to chase after her and the tricksters drink and laugh and so the story ends there.
Heres a video of it:

DI was so stressful but I think I learnt how to prioritize the project and that I should be helping the group. That doesn’t mean I ever wanna do it again though.

My teammates posts: Tom H Julia D Luca T Makai R Kai M