I have multiple interests in Music Production and Audio Engineering. I work with many people in my community to get their voice's heard.
Since High School I have learned how to write HTML CSS and Java. I have made websites in the past and I'd like to continue this path.
I have always aimed to be a game designer especially in the arts field but since I have learned how to code, my term that I will be is a Technical Artist.
In 2011 I started Studying in Rosehill College. I studied English, Spanish, Maths, Art and Computer programming. I played and represented my school in sports and in other in school events.
My first year being a creative technologist was interesting. I was opened to having controll to my creativity, I saw that I had no bounds to what I could accomplish. I have major confidence in what I do now and I couldn't fully give a definition to a creative technologist.
A story by 3iii
Marvin runs out worried and stressed.
He looks around confused as to where he is.
"Wait is this a maze?"
Marvin starts walking back to the previous spot thinking and trying to gather his thoughts in order to make sense of this all. Trying to find an exit he starts walking faster and faster picking up the pace eventually leading him into a sprint. After what had felt like hours he stumbled across a door. The door had a bright green illuminating sign that read exit. Feeling a sense of relief he opens the door and walks through. The door shuts behind him. The room is dark. All of a sudden lights flicker on illuminating the hallway. He comes to realise that he's in a room full of mirrors. As he walks down the hall of mirrors, he realises that all the reflections were slightly different. At first he didn't realise himself in each reflection but as he continued he began to realise that each reflection reflected upon a different aspect of himself and his life. As he continues down the hall he sees an opening at the end of the opening hen sees a big empty room. It's dark and cold. All of a sudden a light turns on and reveals a great big mirror. He looks at the mirror. The longer he looks at the mirror he realises that the reflection begins to change slowly revealing all of the reflections from before. He takes a closer look and realise the mirror is cracking and the reflections begin to split with the crack. The crack spreads towards the ground. He looks down realising that the ground is made of glass. The ground shatters and he falls.
Marvin wakes up in the middle of the party. He's dazed and confused just sitting there wondering what's going on. There's a girl to his left leaning on his shoulder. She's rather attractive but she passed out and appears to have qualities that make her appear less attractive. Marvin stands up. She slumps over. She isn't phased. Marvin seems to be wearing an outfit makes no sense. He truly is confused. Suddenly the
"How did I get here?"
Camera rotates from a close up of his face to the back of his head.
Two African Americans are fighting. There's some white guy filming it acting black as hell screaming "worldstar".
What the fuck is this whack shit?
He storms out confused and distort. His best friend Johnson sees this from across the room. Struggling to read the situation he decides to run after him and follows him outside.
Marvin stops outside the porch and turns around to J.
"What the fuck is going on J ?"
"Nothing man, you just had a bad dream."
Marvin looks at Johnson with a glare of confusion heads back into the party.
"Look at all these people. Look over there."
Marvin turns his head
"The cat that always picks on you at school."
"What about him ? He's just lost."
"And you are not ?"
Marvin remains silent and ignores his intuition. Marvin heads back into the party.
As Marvin enters the party he spots a girl he's been in love with for his entire high school life. Maria. Marvin begins to get an uneasy look on his face as he takes a deep breath in and begins to reminisce on the time he told her he had feelings.
Marvin walks down the hall to his physics class. Marvin hits Johnson in the chest and spontaneously leans and quietly says something to Johnson.
"Yo J there, Maria Anjelica Seville. Bruh' today is that day."
"What'd you mean?"
Marvin walks up to Maria.
"Maria Anjelica since the 6th grade when I laid eyes on you, I told myself that you'd be the one to be my first kiss, almost 10 years later I'm here. Saving it for you."
A connection like that is natural its unnatural, that's super rare yo.
After these thoughts race through his mind his emotions begin to clash revealing anger and indecisiveness clashing. Marvin storms out of the room. Having read this Johnson seeing all of this follows him as he storms out to leave the party.
Marvin gets outside with Johnson hot on his tail.
"Yo Marv, wait up."
Marvin stops and turns around.
"Fuck this shit. I'm done. Is life even worth living?"
Marvin turns around and walks off.
Marvin stops again and turns to Johnson and speaks in an angry tone.
"Wait Marv. Wait."
Johnson catches up to him.
Marvin stops again and turns to Johnson and speaks in an angry tone.
"After everything I've done for myself. Trying to find myself, working on improving myself and all that shit who's gonna hold it down? Huh? Not you that's for sure, you're always out here smoking reefer and shit. Nigga I don't care, I wanna end it all. Fuck this shit man I'm tired."
"Why are you like this?"
"Don't you see? She kisses me, then she goes out and kisses some fuck boy at a party. Do you know why good guys like us turn into fuck boys like that?"
"They all start out like us. They're good, kind hearted and respectful. And it's all for the girls man. But then there comes a time where a girl will fuck with his feelings and fuck with his mind. They twist them and hurt them until they have enough. Then they repeat that to the girls they meet. The girls they love. That is why fuck boys exist."
There's a silence. It can't really be described as awkward as it isn't really awkward in search for a better word it was tense.
"Man, just think about it."
Johnson stands there speechless not knowing what to say or do.
Marvin walks off. Johnson decides to give him some space and goes back to the party.
Marvin needed to cool down so he went through a shortcut into the woods. He decided that he would go for a walk and explore the woods before heading home. His head was pounding and his mind was racing
"She screwed you over man. What are you gonna do?"
"She's just lost."
"You can't keep using that as an excuse Marv. You know she screwed you over. Don't deny it."
"Ugh how do you justify that?"
You don't have to justify everything Marv. If you had to justify everything tell me why you're defending her?
Marvin takes a moment. He's upset and confused.
"Because no matter what she does and no matter how angry I get, at the end of the day I still love her."
"Oh you are absolutely pathetic. Look at yourself, you look weak. What is wrong with you? You got Stacey, Ari, Sophie and many other women lining up wanting you and you're crying over one girl."
Marvin gets angry. He decides that hes had enough of his Intuition, gets up, puts head phones in and runs home.
Marvin lays in bed thinking. He hasn't slept. He remembers that he hasn't printed off an assignment that is due in the morning. He gets out of bed and prints out his assignment and gets ready for school.
Its interval. Marvin heads to the gym to shoot some hoops. He decides its only fitting as he is wearing a pair of Jordan's and decides that he wants to flex on everyone on and off the court.
Johnson has been looking for Marvin. He has no idea where he is. He gets to the school courtyard looking for him, asking friends. He sees Maria. He goes up to Maria and confronts her on Marvin's where about.
"Hey J whats up?"
"Don't hey J me. What the fuck is wrong with you?"
Maria looks slightly confused as to why Johnson is so agitated.
"Have you seen Marvin?"
Maria realizes why Johnson is agitated.
"No I haven't seen Marvin. Besides what goes down between me and Marv is none of your business okay."
Johnson looks at her disgusted.
"The fuck did you just say to me? Nigga put some respeck' on my name. First you hook up with some nigga at a party and then you have the audacity to speak on my name like that. Ho shut your bitch ass mouth and listen to these words..."
Maria cuts hims off.
"I didn't hook up with anybody. He came on to me. I didn't realise Marvin saw that."
Johnson pauses for a second and looks surprised.
"Yeah nothing went down. Is this what this all about?"
"Shit. So we straight?"
Johnson goes off and continues looking for Marvin.
Marvin is shooting hoops. He takes a three and misses. Johnson walks in and he catches the rebound.
"You need to work on that jump shot."
"You need to stop smoking all that weed."
Johnson throws the ball back to Marvin and Marvin takes another shot.
"So I talked to Maria today..."
"Why would I care? I mean why would you talk to her after what she did? "
"She's straight fam. She didn't hook up with him."
"The fuck do you mean she hooked up with him in front of everyone."
"It wasn't like that. He tried to kiss her. She didn't kiss him back."
"You expect me to believe that."
"I mean I don't know man. It's up to you but I think she's straight. She want's to talk to you."
Marvin grabs the ball and takes another shot.
"You good from last night?"
"Yeah I suppose. Didn't really sleep."
"Shit man. Aight I'll leave you to it."
Johnson turns around and walks towards the exit. Marvin calls out to him.
"Aye yo J!"
Johnson turns around.
"Thanks man. We have our differences and I know I can be a dick at times but I really don't know where I'd be without you man."
"It's all good fam. You know we done came up together you're my brother. I need you too. Sometimes I feel like you're the voice of reason in my life when I try to do unreasonable shit."
"Nigga you gay as fuck."
They both laugh.
Nah I'm just playin haha love you man.
Nigga I love me too.
The boys laugh.
"Yo, what are you doing after school?"
"I don't know man. I think Darius is doing drinks for his 18th tonight."
"Nigga it's Monday. Why the fuck is Darius throwing a party on a Monday"
"I said drink, not a party."
"This is Darius though. When Darius says drinks it's gonna be party."
"That is true."
"Shit well I mean I guess we could go."
"Wait what? Did I just hear that right? Mr I don't do parties and dumb shit like that wants to go to a party?"
"Yeah I mean we all gotta lighten up sometime."
"Nigga you didn't even want to go to Earns last night, now you wanna go to Darius's ?"
"I mean we can stay home if you'd rather."
"Nigga nah we going for sure. Wanna chill beforehand though?"
The boys met at the school gate and head towards Marvin's house.
When they get to Marvin's house they go to Marvin's room and produce a song. To their surprise they finish the song and they send it on through to Darius in hopes that Darius would play it at the party.
After they send the song through they get ready to go to the party.
The boys get to Darius's house. As they walk through the party has begun and there are already people there getting 'turnt'. As they walk into the party they see a bunch of amateurs already sloppy drunk. Darius seems to be having a good time. Johnson turns to Marvin.
"Yo recon you could grab my bag while I go to the bathroom?"
"Yeah sure bro."
Johnson goes to the bathroom. As Johnson heads up stairs to go to the bathroom Marvin spots Maria. Marvin at this point is feeling anxious as he didn't expect her to be there as her parents are strict. So he decides that he needs to man up and he goes over and talks to her.
"Hey, how are you?"
"Hey yeah I'm good."
"I saw you last night at Earns. I didn't think you'd be there."
"Oh yeah, I went. Why didn't you come say hi?"
"Well you see I saw you with that dude and..."
"That was nothing. I just want you to understand that he came on to me and I didn't kiss him back and I mean..."
"Yeah yeah, I know J told me. You don't need to explain yourself. There's something I want you to know though."
Maria looks down nervously unsure of what is about to happen. Seeing as Marvin is more understanding than he usually is.
"Look Maria I know you know me better than anyone else. You know me better than Earn, you know me better than Darius shit you probably know me better than J. You probably know that I am the type of person who is easily controlled by my emotions as opposed to the person in control of his emotions."
"Come on you know I know all of that. I still remember the day you told me how you feel..."
"Hold up, Maria there's a bit more I need to tell you. the past 24 hours have opened my eyes up to see somethings about myself. When I saw all that last night I was mad. But I realised that no matter what you say or what you do, when I'm alone I would rather be with you. I love you Maria and I would sell my soul over and over again just to taste your lips."
"Marvin you don't have to sell me anything, you won the moment you said those few words. I love you too."
The two lock eyes and smile feeling satisfied with what they shared. The party is going on around them but it's as if it were just the two of them alone in the room. They share this special moment and they kiss. As they kiss Johnson comes down the stairs and sees that they made up. Darius plays their song and the party continues with everyone getting hyphy.
Marvin runs out worried and stressed.
He looks around and gets a mad sense of deja vu.
"Where have I seen this before?"
Marvin looks around, all he sees are bushes. Marvin continues walking, looking for an exit. All of a sudden he comes across a dead end.
"This is the maze from last night"
Marvin starts walking back to the previous spot thinking and trying to gather his thoughts in order to make sense of this all. Trying to remember where everything led to as his memory of this account was hazy. After what had felt like hours he stumbled across a door. The door had a bright green illuminating sign that read exit. He slowly begins to remember what's going on but unsure of what happened he ventures into the door. The door shuts behind him. The room is dark. All of a sudden lights flicker on illuminating the hallway. He comes to realise that he's in a room full of mirrors. As he walks down the hall of mirrors, he remembers that all the reflections were slightly different and that there would be a great big mirror in a dark empty room at the end of the hall. As he comes to this realisation he turns back and heads tot he door wanting nothing to do with this. When we gets back to where he began he finds out that the door is no longer there and he's walked into another dead end. Remembering what had happened last night he walks towards the big empty room. When the lights turn on it reveals the great big mirror. The mirror starts to crack.
"Whats going on?"
The reflections speaks back to him.
"She's playing you Marvin."
Marvin looks at him slightly annoyed.
"I'm a little confused. Is she playing me or is she playing you?"
"What do you mean?"
"I don't know you see I feel like you're afraid."
"How do you figure?"
"I think you're worried of losing control. For as long as I can remember you've been the one holding me back."
"I'm also the only person there when you're feeling alone."
"Nah see you've always made me think that but really I've had people there to hold it down."
"You're nothing with out me."
"See that is where you're wrong. I don't need you. I'm done. I'm out. All you do is hold me back but nah not anymore"
Marvin approaches the mirror.
"I'm taking control."
Marvin punches the mirror. When he punches the mirror all the other mirrors in the room shatter.
Marvin wakes up in the middle of the party. He's dazed and confused just sitting there wondering what's going on. Maria is leaning on his shoulder. Marvin stands up. Maria looks at him and smiles. Marvin smiles back. He stretches and leans down to hug her.
"I'm gonna go I'll see you at school tomorrow?"
"Yeah, I'll see you tomorrow."
"I love you."
Marvin smiles again and begins to blush.
"Don't switch up on me I got big plans."
Marvin turns around.
Two White guys are fighting. They look like wanna be gym jocks, meanwhile there's some hood rat filming it all screaming worldstar.
Marvin and J spot each other and nod heads in disappointment then laugh. Marvin gestures to the door then walks towards it. Johnson picks up and walks over and meets him at the door. The two meet at the door and leave. They go to Johnson's house.
Johnson is rolling a blunt. They're sitting at the kitchen table discussing life and catching up like old friends. They're reflecting on life after high school as they approach the end of their senior year.
"Man you really need to stop smoking so much man."
"Bro sometimes you can sound like that angry black mom that cant get they kid to stop eating."
"Yeah well I care bout you man, I see a lot of potential in you."
"You ain't gotta stress fam I'll be fine."
"You always that."
about 15 minutes pass and they boys are laughing and reflecting still.
"Yo Marv, whats the time?"
"We aren't sleeping are we?"
"Well then. Whats the time?"
"Nigga you ain't slick."
"I'm just playin' its 4:20."
"Wake and bake nigga."
They both laugh and continue smoking.
Thanks for reading !
In the age of today’s society, music is a heavy influence how we live of day to day. We use music as background noise and we do not realize that the lyrics influence us. Often music from the hip hop and urban culture get criticized and destroyed by media, the older society and people who purely judge lyrics for the profanity that is used.
This was the question of this research project. I wanted to find out what people thought about explicit urban lyrics.
To come up with ways how to test people, I came on a conclusion that I needed to get people to listen to the songs in front of me. I wanted to capture real time data, emotions expressions, behaviors to the explicit and non-explicit songs that was played during the data collection period. Using a legal music player and a certified website that have writer and journalists that analyze lyrics daily. (“Clean/Non Explicit Songs,” n.d.), (“Explicit research list,” n.d.), (“Genius Song Lyrics & Knowledge,” n.d.). I made a specific playlist of top no explicit from this century and explicit songs I personally checked lyrics that have more meaning.
The evaluation of the explicit songs I chose, were telling stories that affect today’s society. I looked at what were the major problems in society and world problems to cause me to choose songs about abortion, suicide, personal problems, stereotype and judgment.
The interview/trial were brought up with random participants from my society and fellow class mates. In accordance to my proposal I decided to choose people I study with and see daily. To keep away from being a trend follower, I took the trials myself rather than using online surveys. I had the participants listen to two songs then I asked the a few questions comparing the two songs.
This question is asked to determine if the person likes music in general.
After asking people this question (the 45-people tested), all the people doing my trial answered that they liked music.
This question is to determine if the participant would be open to listening to the songs I had in my trial.
14.44% of the people I did my trial with was closed minded with their decision on trialing new music for the first time. As the question concluded I asked if why purely out of curiosity, people said that there were certain genres that they heard that they hated (punk, rock, hip hop). Others said that their musical opinion was influenced by their peers.
The purpose of this question was too see if the participant will have a problem if the songs that will played.
As looking at the results I saw that 44.44% blocked out music that used explicit language. The other 66.66% either did not care or they wanted music that used profanity.
This question was just to determine the age group of people that was participating in this trail
The trial had a variety of people in the age group of 19 – 28. Our biggest group was the people who were 19, they were 30% of our participants. Our lowest group of participants were the people of 20 years of age. Though the group of 21-year old’s they were 25% of participants but the rest of the groups were equally divided.
This question was asked to determine if the person doing the trial had a specific genre.
After looking at the results, Electronic music is a heavy influence on today’s society. Having 28% of the participant’s favoritism. Other genres where equal in the number of people who favorited those genres besides the people who were indecisive. The who were incisive of choosing a genre because aware that they like anything placing the genre of anything being the second highest genre of 18% of my participants favoriting that genre.
The purpose of this question was for them participant decided whether is the explicit song told a story that surpassed the explicit language.
88% of the participants realized that the explicit songs that were showed had a deep story and meaning behind the lyrics compared to the clean songs that they heard.
The purpose of this question see if the participant would re-listen to explicit songs or songs like those again. To see if the participant would surpass the explicit language barrier that society has pinned on the explicit language.
The result of the participants was high as expect after 88% answered that they would re-listen to the songs again.
The question was asked to see if the participant’s thought that others in their society or social group should listen to these songs. As well for surpassing the explicit language barrier.
After seeing high results once again. The participants that (88%) that enjoyed the meaning behind the lyric would recommend to their social group.
After looking at the results and personally doing the trial myself I saw that age groups that were tested did not have a negative perspective to the explicit lyrics once they heard it with detail. Though after the trial when I asked for any comments, some participants noted that not every explicit song have good meaning or tell a story behind the lyrics.
Clean/Non Explicit Songs. (n.d.). Retrieved June 8, 2017, from https://open.spotify.com/user/22atmvalfmatik2e3xoql3fla/playlist/0ojlYN0wlhmsBltaOVNA0h
Explicit research list. (n.d.). Retrieved June 8, 2017, from https://open.spotify.com/user/22atmvalfmatik2e3xoql3fla/playlist/6zsNO9em5RXdFU1hVSQDcZ
Genius Song Lyrics & Knowledge. (n.d.). Retrieved June 8, 2017, from https://genius.com/