The lessons with Photoshop gave me a strong appreciation for the editing program. Thanks to the tools Tasmuth has taught, it motivated me to come up with several ideas for the Chimera Project. With the complexity of options, I wanted to make posters that root purely out of expressing my personal tastes to the class. My Chimera Project revolved around the Japanese culture in general. Creating ideas was easy because all I had to do was figure out what part of the culture should be utilized to give viewers a unique type of fear.
The one I am particularly proud of is the one poster with the Slenderman. That combined elements of a monster with body parts and clothing of popular sister characters in anime. Adding the faraway perspective and train track background, and it gave the poster the most notable reactions from the students. When it came to class criticism, I agreed with most of the advice given, except with the unity advice. I personally made each poster on a case-by-case basis. While they all share a similar Japanese theme, the approach to them is different enough so that each could be criticized separately. Had I separated the posters farther from each other, I feel the critique the students took would have been far different and took a more fair analysis, with less critique on overall unity of all works.
What I want to do for the HTML project is create a network of web-pages that link to all major parts of Japanese subculture. With unique Japanese genres like shonen, shoujo, seinen, harems and types of animated character Japanese media fans are attracted to like lolis, moe, and sisters, I have a large pot of potential to utilize and freely create what I want in my HTML pages. Learning how to code via HTML Bracket was really fun. Once I got the hang of how brackets and code operated, a whole slew of ideas came about, resulting of me thinking about the idea of using Japanese subculture.