â€œOy, we kan/ddo rreap moorre oov WS trru DH!â€ Do you get it? If you did you can officially call yourself a â€œScrabble Freakâ€â€¦smarty pants. If you did not get it, you can call yourself, umm, normal?Â
A little bit of an explanation:
Â But why would I spend the time (I wonâ€™t tell you how muchâ€¦) putting these letters together? To show how all five tools can cohesively come togetherâ€¦the same way our new groups are coming together for Phase 2 of our projects.Â The fact that some groups faced difficulty in the previous phase is actually particularly convenient for me here. Their difficulties are represented by my interesting and â€œdifficultâ€ spelling choices. Obviously I did this on purposeâ€¦
In all honesty, I think that it is at this point that some truly interesting and useful discoveries are going to be made within Hamlet.Â In Phase one, everyone was trying to figure out their tool and become the â€œexpertâ€ of it. In Phase two, however, it seems we as teams will be dealing a lot more with the text itself (specifically our designated Acts).Â
Â As a member of the â€œAct 1â€ group I am feeling interested but sceptical.Â What could our group possibly uncover that could compare to the â€œAct 3â€ or â€œAct 4â€ group.Â We do have a ghost cameo, which is pretty cool, but lets be honest â€“ we all want to rip apart Hamletâ€™s famous â€œTo be, or not to beâ€ speech.Â To dissect that speech with even one tool, Wordseer for example, could prove to be tremendously insightful. I am certainly interested to see what that group comes up with!
Â That being said, maybe Act 1 will come out as the Underdog in this project. I am, admittedly, apprehensive of the results we may find in this act; however, perhaps my own lack of interest will spark a higher level of interest for myself: a challenge.Â Will being assigned a comparatively less interesting act push me to search for the unobvious?Â Â A Shakespearean â€œWhereâ€™s Waldoâ€. COOL.
Coming out on the other side of this blog post I am feeling a little more excited about Act 1. What can we, bringing all five tools together as a team, really discover about this act? How much more â€œkanâ€ we â€œrreap oov WS truu DHâ€? Is Waldo hiding in the pages of Hamletâ€™s Act 1? Itâ€™s all about his trademark stripped shirt: obnoxious and begging to be noticed, but also ridiculously easy to overlook.Â You can’t see itâ€¦until you do.