What Goes Around Comes Around
I created the Scratch animation What Goes Around Comes Around As my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. Ethical means to be moral and make the right choices in terms of helping others and being honest and respectful. A Ethical Story is a story that envolves some kind of decision where a character will decide to either make an ethical choice or a non-ethical choice. Then in order to teach the reader which is the ethical choice and the right thing to do and which is not the ethical choice there will be consequences for the unethical choice and/or rewards for the ethical choice. My story is about a poor couple on the subway. The husband and wife are discussing how they are in desperate need of money just when they notice a black suitcase under the subway seat. They open it up and find $500,000. Now they must decide whether to keep the money or turn it in to the police. If the couple decides to turn the money into the police than they get jobs as police officers. If the couple decides not to turn the money into the police they take a trip to Las Vegas and go to a bar at a fancy hotel. Then the police show up and arrest them for holding stolen money. Therefor they are much better off if they had made the ethical decision and had turned the money in to the police. My story was inspired by all those movies where people find a black suitcase with money in it and get involved in a crime.
I think I was successful in creating my story because I created a project on scratch with an animation, some dialogue and an ethical decision. The watcher is able to choose what they want to do from two different options and in reaction there is is a different ending animation. There are a couple sprites and somewhat complicated scripts. The project is appropriate for all ages and is at least minutes long. The only major thing I forgot to do was give credit to the five different backgrounds I got of google images.