Frank and his Dream
I created the Scratch animation Frank and his Dream as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is a decision that has something right and wrong with it. An ethical decision is one you make on what you think is right. A story is one in which the character has to make an ethical decision that will affect his/her future.
My story is about a boy named Frank who has a dream of becoming a professional musician. He has an audition to play a gig at a restaurant at 4:00 PM. His best friends Bob and Bibby meet with him 2 hours before the gig. They ask him if he wants to go to a party. Frank knows that if he goes to the party, he won’t make it back to the gig on time. He then has to choose. He chooses yes and ends up having lots of fun with his friends. However, he missed the audition and never became a pro musician. The opposite would happen if he would have said NO to the party.
My story was inspired by a show I watched on T.V. It was about a girl who had a college interview. She was invited to Coney Island by her friend who bribed her by telling her all of the rides were going to free. The girl knew that she would have lots of fun so she went. She cancelled her appointment and went to Coney Island. When she tried to re-schedule an appointment, the college told her they didn’t have any spots available. She ended up NOT going to college.
I think I was successful in creating my story because I met pretty much all of the requirements. My story was appropriate enough to be read by kids up to 13 years old. My story did give credit to all of the people who gave me help. I also provided links to where I got my pictures for backgrounds and sprites. When making the ethical decision, the character did have the option to do one of 2 things. The ending would be completely different depending on the decision. I am not 100% sure if both ending are up to 3 minutes long. One ending may only be 2:50 seconds. Other than that, my story was very successful.