Who is Wally Sutton and why is he here? Simply put, Wally Sutton is a fictional character. He’s a Walrus, however he doesn’t know that Walrus’s aren’t supposed to wear human clothing, and sell things, like motherboards and other computer hardware… That is what makes Wally, Wally. He is following his own path. Wally believes that his Dharma is to be the best computer hardware salesman of his time! Nothing will stop him, and you certainly wont get in his way. (See the animation above)
Wally is so aware of how his content reaches his audience that smoke literally comes out of his ears from thinking about it too much! He pays attention to how he is formatting and structuring his content in a way that is easy to access and follow (like, right here, in this blog post, ahem). He also wants his content to be shared easily as well. Wally has learned a lot about digital art, animation, blogging and storytelling from practicing. Not obsessively ten times per day, but in metrics of at least once or twice per week. Making static images move and learning new animation skills have enhanced Wally’s ability to further communicate and reach his community while also connecting with new like minded people and beyond. Wally understands that reaching out to others and offering his help adds value to their lives and the experiences they will have together.
It kind of seems like Wally is actually writing this blog post…hmmm?
Of course Wally is a metaphor and a catalyst to get your creative juices flowing. A reminder to be the best giver at being who you are. Then give that selflessly. Adding value to the lives of others creates trust. This is another metaphor. When you give selflessly to others outwardly, you are really teaching the universe that you trust yourself. ( Re-read that, and now go have some fun!)
PS – Hyperlinking = Value :)))
**This blog post was written and created as an example for my CUNY York College CT101 Digital Storytelling Students but it certainly transcends beyond.