Defeating A Vampire!

Here’s my video. Try as I might, I was not able to get it to embed. So, just click on the link!

So, for this assignment, I had to make a slideshow using FlickrSounds. For a simple assignment, this was harder than it should have been!

I knew that I wanted to make a story with the words. in fact, on there is says for DS106 students for use 3 pictures and sounds to make a story. However, the assignment that I’ve linked to doesn’t say that, and I didn’t want to tell a story with only 3, so I didn’t!

The weekly assignments page says to include your character as much as possible. Last week, I did something with the strigoi, one of her favorite legends/folklore, and since that was a smaller assignment compared to her other favorite creatures, I decided to do it again. I went into the Strigoi Wikipedia page and found the page for Jure Grando, the first real person in historical records who is said to be a vampire.. Though technically not a strigoi, as he was Croatian, not Romanian, I didn’t notice this until just as I’m writing this. Maria likes folklore in general, so even if not a strigoi, she would like this legend.

Anyway, I used that page to find the course of events that I would be describing. I then went onto FlickrSounds. I searched for words connected to what I wanted. This took so long! The pictures wouldn’t be right (a lot of them were weird) and/or the music would be too long, etc.

Eventually, I gathered all of the slides that I needed. I then had to try and embed it here.

I could not do it. I don’t know why, but it wouldn’t embed when I just copy-pasted the iframe code. I tried to “add media” it, but Wordfence Firewall blocked it. I didn’t want to whitelist it, as I was worried that something else could try and use that to get in. Eventually, I discovered that I could just take the URL from the iframe code and paste it into this post. I wouldn’t embed, but at least it would link to the slideshow and the slideshow would work properly.

Overall, while I like the story I chose, this was frustrating. I am a bit of a perfectionist, so I didn’t like not being able to find the perfect pictures and sounds. I also didn’t like not being able to embed it!

This is the assignment that I made this for:


These are the credits for the pictures and videos. The underlined word is the title on the video-what I searched for. Underneath is the information that is on the video, but put here just to make sure!


photo by Crisologo

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Door – Cupboard 04.wav



photo by Nicholas Lucien

Attribution License

37-Vampiro antes de gruñir.wav



photo by Josu Sein

Attribution-NonCommercial License




photo by Moscow Theological Academy

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

Lords Prayer.wav



photo by bobaliciouslondon

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License




photo by Discover Waikumete Cemetery

Attribution-NonCommercial License

SHOVEL – Shovel digging into dry dirt (SFX)



photo by AZRainman

Attribution License

Demonic voice 2



photo by Mary Hutchison

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License




photo by Nicholas Lucien

Attribution License

BC vampire to dust.wav


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