(Yes, I’m thinking ahead and leaving this here)
After experiencing my previous final major project, which was done in Year 2/Level 5, I found myself thinking that I should of done it on a subject that would allow me to not be so restrictive or limited on the subject or the experimentation/development. While it was fun to give it a shot in this round, I had to consider what I may want to do in future, so I was skimming through the list of things, such as interests, subjects or design projects that I’ve always wanted to try for myself, but didn’t have a chance to do previously or presently.
So, I made a list:
- Drawing, Writing
- Reading manga, graphic novels and comics
- Watching Japanese and American anime
- Textile based costume creating
- Cosplaying / modelling for shootouts
- Animals, wild life and life style
I do have a lot more interests, but I had to consider the subject of them and while I was doing that, I originally had the idea of basing my whole FMP to be character based, due to the fact that I do a lot of character design at home and in my own time, but I had to give it some context, when thinking about it.
I also thought about my subject strengths also among this list.
I originally was going to base this whole project on Horoscopes; Chinese zodiac or the Seven deadly sins (yes).
Buuuuuttt, as I had to do a step back and think about it, I don’t think this subject could be able to be extended over the time period of now and when it needs to be submitted. I don’t think I can go to great depth and explore the theme.
After that, I was doing some research on my current disability/struggle with being able to communicate or the nerves problem. I really wanted to find some tips on how to deal with it, and as I was coming across this issue, I found an article which speculates why Mental anxiety and selective mutism is always overlooked or is not quite often acknowledged as much as it should be. It’s quite often pushed away or it’s been known for ‘specialists’ to describe it as if its ‘nothing’.
While, I wasn’t exactly born with this disability and it was one that was developed over time, I was pretty disgusted by the fact that there are those who would classify it as just that—‘Nothing’.
It goes to some extent.
So, as this is quite a personal thing to me, I would like to consider this as a subject/option for my FMP. For my project to be raising an awareness on how those who have this disability have been affected by it and show how it affects them.