It’s time I eat my own remix food and do a ds106 remixed assignment assignment. I drew the One Story / Four Icon [remixed]: What’s the Prequel?.

Here’s mine, which I call “Young Whipper” based on the original work done by MC Guirk:

The original assignment, one of the all time classics at ds106, is:

The assignment is to reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them. Write your blog post up but do not give away the answer, let people guess! The challenge is to find the icons that suggest the story, but do not make it so easy.

with the remix twist:


“What’s The Prequel?”

What is the backstory? Prequels are the Hollywood rage as followups to movies, so for this remix, develop the prequel story and generate it in the same format as the original. Bonus points for explaining a disturbed childhood or an early force of development. Just leave out Jar Jar Binks.

Okay, so I did not purely use Rachel’s original media, but made something that is the precursor to her movie. A young boy is playing in the sand, and discovers a whip and a crystal skull, who does he become?

Actually, this is not so original, as it became a TV series. Alas, that’s the way the remix bounces.

The sources of the icons include:

boy icon

shovel and bucket


skull (removed the bones)

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