Friday, February 1, 2019

Week 3 Blog

Hello again everyone. This week I chose to write about the visual story telling story “Tell a Story in 5 Frames; Gender Miscommunication.” They say that a picture speaks a thousand words. In this Flicker piece, we have 5 pictures which together, make for one simple, humorous situation. No words are needed. We see in the first of the series of photos a young couple sitting together in a setting that could be a movie theater. The photos focus on the young woman and her expressions. We notice in the background, another young couple, sitting close and obviously enjoying each other’s company. Our young woman watches them. She must wish that her boyfriend would also show this much attention. She hints that she is cold, hoping that her man might move closer and perhaps put his arms around her. He chivalrously removes his sweatshirt and gives it to her to keep warm. That is all he does. Her disappointed expression tells us all we need to know, while the couple in the background embrace in a kiss.
The center of attention on this series of photos is the young woman, whose expressions and actions, tell the story and we can easily imagine what is going on in her mind. The situation is funny, and one that most of us can relate to. That is the object of our affections, is often clueless. The comments which follow the pictures show just how much people can relate to the situation. One of the first comments says, “a good argument for the direct approach!”
As for the literary web of theorists and how it ties in with this story, I think the best way to describe this microblog would be conflict. In this blog we can tell there is a subtle conflict going on; the girl is looking for affection.
Flickr, Yahoo!, 2 Feb. 2019,


  1. Good post. It can be difficult to tell a story exclusively through images, so it is impressive that the story manages to be conyeyed so effectively.

  2. I love this type of story telling! That may come from my love of comics and manga. You paint a great picture of the! lol This type of story is very relatable to many people and I enjoyed the comment you included in your post, very amusing.

  3. I'm very interested in this device of brevity. It's like slide-show jokes and I seemed to like the ones that had a punch line the best, where the last photo was unexpected and made me laugh (vs. five photos of my vacation).

  4. Good Read Tara
    This kinda how it makes me use to feel when I use to not have an important woman in my life. Now I am no longer locked in eternal conflict, that this woman is going through.

  5. Great analysis of conflict in "Gender Miscommunication"! You also do a good job of describing how the visual elements show that conflict!

  6. I haven't seen this blog but it sounds very funny I will have to check it out. You are very good at describing what is going on. I bet there was some conflict going on in those pictures because I can imagine how I would feel in that situation. My Husband would probably be getting the stink eye as well.