Currently, my repurposing assignment is an infantile attempt at a satirical news article. As this continues to grow, it will develop into a–hopefully– successful representation of a satirical news article. The piece itself is in regards to the controversial comedy, The Interview, and I am criticizing the reactions surrounding the movie. Anyways, I have two vivid, fitting ideas for remediation, and one less-impressive, hail-mary-ish thought.
First, I picture a Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update skit. Unfortunately, I have a far too idealistic image and unrealistic expectations considering my abilities; however, I picture myself devising the script and doing my best attempt at a Tina Fey impression. Secondly, I imagine a skit on The Colbert Report, which seems to be more of a challenge. I think it would be a similar process to the SNL rendition, in the sense that I would author a script/teleprompter and try conducting the video representation to my best ability. These two ideas are strikingly similar, and I think the choice will depend on the finalized tone of my current piece: sarcasm versus satire. Lastly, my final idea is wildly different and much more desperate: a documentary article about the truth of North Korea. I feel like this would counter my repurposing project in an interesting way, because it reminds my readers that while I’m joking about a global situation with North Korea, Kim Jong-un’s radicalness is very real. Although, I am afraid this qualifies as more of a repurposing than an actual remediation of my previously repurposed assignment.
Overall, these are just inklings, but I am very excited for the upcoming assignments (I don’t find myself saying that in many classes).