Monday, June 8, 2020

Is this the end?


I think it would be a little too much to say that this is a bittersweet ending: half fun and free, filled with dreams made of clouds and sunsets: only substantial enough for our minds, the other half full of the sorrow of parting ways. I think that's too much for this occasion, so instead, I think I'll try to talk about how this isn't the end. Nothing is, really. Even 'the apocalypse' is just another way to tell us the beginning of our own doom is only starting. I think everything has a chance to be a beginning, including death. Even if it's the end of your life, it the beginning of someone's despair. But while they're sad, they have a chance to grow into a new person, one may be even better than what they were before. I think I'm trying to say that I like to believe the best of us are born with a thousand beginnings and no definite endings. We just keep going on more and more until it all crashes down on us, the remnants of our own life crumbled beside our limp bodies. Of course, however, we can build up from our ruins. Everything is a chance to rebuild and fix. You can create anything out of hopelessness.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Final Blog Post of the Year?

Welcome all to what will possibly be my final blog post of the year. I'm certainly going to miss reading about everyone's hobbies, interests, or strange things on their mind. This website was very fun while it lasted, and I'm sad to see it go. I'm disappointed that our time physically in school was cut short, because I enjoyed socializing with people and that was when this blog was in its prime, when people had more motivation to write. Some of these blog posts were very unique. Kudos to the people who were able to entertain us with every post they published.

To those that read this now and in the future, I hope your upcoming summer season is full of excitement and fun. I can't wait to see you all in school again next year. Quarantine has undoubtedly been boring for us all, at least those of us who have actually stayed home. If anyone goes out to protest, good luck and stay safe.

2020 has been the strangest year of my life so far, and I'm sure some of you would agree. Every month there has been something new that has taken over the world by storm. Threats of World War III, Australian fires, many celebrities and amazing people dying, Corona virus, lack of hand sanitizer and tissue paper, and now the people of America are turning against the people meant to protect them: our police. No one can expect what's to come next or how it will affect us. I pray that 2020 ends on a positive note, for everyone's sake.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

who is the better property brother? (27)

I've been watching a lot of property brothers lately and honestly I'm not a big fan of these home design shows, they make me feel like my mom. I mainly watch them because they can get addicting, like 90-day fiance. Plus I like the "uh oh this thing went wrong and it could ruin what we're doing but it won't actually" sort of thing that happens in every episode.
So I compiled a list of strengths and weaknesses for both of house boys. Think of them like video game characters, and this is their little introduction screen:
Drew (real estate man)
Pros: 
- sells houses idk
- better name
- better hair
- was in Dancing Ninja (2010)
- master bathroom
- manly stubble
Cons:
- soulless eyes
- wimp shrimp
- wears ties
- does not destroy walls (often)
- shunned by dogs
- was in Christmas Parade (2014)

Jonathan (renovation man)
Pros: 
- big strong man
- my mom has a crush on him
- destroys walls
- funnier than brother
- natural lighting
- licensed contractor
- always gives the bad news
Cons:
- lumberjack (may be a pro depending on who you are)
- hair not great
- occasionally wears v-necks
- was not in Dancing Ninja (2010)
So I think we can conclude that Jonathan is the better property brother. Okay, bye.

Monday, May 18, 2020

The expansive series of Percy Jackson: the future???

As I am a major nerd, I have been recently informed of a new series contextualizing the Percy Jackson Series. Given the occasion, I have decided to look back on every single version of the first books.

The actual book:
The actual book is obviously the classic. It's the version kids grow up with, the version everyone's used to. In the book, Percy has much more inner conflict with his godly parent, and Annabeth is still blonde. Grover is ginger as well, many other depictions. Nico Di Angelo, a character introduced in the third book, is much more of a villain, controlling the background during the fourth book, and Clarisse La Rue is an understandable bully. Kronos isn't introduced until later on, and he's much more powerful. There are lovely scenes of romance and friendship drama, ones that give the character depth. The action and wit never pause for anything, trading and flipping in and out between the two of them.

The movie:
Well, brunette Annabeth really isn't what I'd expect. The series ends with the second movie, where they defeat Kronos in... an abandoned amusement park? The movie attempts to bring as much pop culture as they can, but in the end, the movies miss out on much of the untapped potential of the third book and ones after it. Many characters are either unintroduced or underdeveloped. Entire scenes are replaced with more time for Percy and Annabeth. Where the first couple of books would only lightly tap on their relationship, the movie just seems to force them together. The fact that book 2 was the last movie they made was even worse. The sea of monsters, being almost exactly a copy of Odysseus's journey, was bland and dry, even in Riordan's hands.

The video game:
I barely even knew this existed before today. I think I owned it at one point, but words cannot describe how horrific this game is. Based entirely on the plot of the movie, your cast of characters is even smaller. This was made during the point in time where Nintendo was in a helpless gambit with their ds, trying to create as many games as they could (Donkey kong, Kirby, Mario, pokemon, harvest moon, fire emblem, Metroid, Xenoblade, lego harry potter, golden sun, Mario sports, another pokemon game, Mario Party, Mario vs donkey kong, epic mickey, dragon quest, Alice in wonderland, Okami, barbie, Bakugan, ben 10, crafting mama, and many more games that were probably shelved. They were desperate). This game is the epitome of selling out. It's the classic Rpg game that's used too much by now (Three fighters, all different skills. Non-magic and magic attacks). Annabeth and Percy both carried swords while Grover... had nothing I guess? It was a little depressing. The enemies were based off fights that didn't exist.

The musical
I don't know where this one came from. It's plot is mostly derived from the book, with a few plot holes here and there. There aren't many problems with it, actually. The biggest complaint is that the entire act one consists of only before the quest, which is the main part of the book. Most of the quest is inside two songs, where they skip most of the journey from the east to the west. And while I do realize it would be difficult to be consistent with the plot, it felt weird given the fact that the fight against the chimera was 5 seconds long. The theme of the music is upbeat, matching the writer's previous work (Be more chill).

that's all.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Club penguin online is being shut down.

Of course, every single time we are given a good thing it is ripped from our grasps. This time that thing is club penguin online.
As you guys will remember, the original club penguin got shut down two years ago. Since then there have been many imitation websites to revive it and keep it alive, but none of them were nearly as successful as Club Penguin Online. Since its original creation two years ago, over 8 million people have joined. Things were going well, I was entertaining myself over the break chatting with idiots on this site, observing political debates, and buying tons of puffles. Until I logged on this morning and saw a newsletter from the creators saying that they were shutting down the site at the end of May due to Disney's copyright on club penguin. 
In addition to this, recent controversies have been sparked about one of the main creators of Club Penguin Online taking advantage of underage users on the site, granting them mod status if they sent certain pictures. Yikes. Not very cash money, that's for sure. 
The worst part of this whole situation by far is that all of my puffles will be officially put down. I will be holding a memorial service for Ted Cruz, The Destroyer, Zuckerberg, Puddle, Dementia, and Quicken Loans next week. I am in agony and I appreciate the condolences while getting through this difficult time. 
I may be making a video reporting on this and other things on the Morning Show for next week (I haven't decided yet, whatever week this happens). You can watch the morning shows here, a new show should come out every monday. If you don't watch it, you are proving that you do not care about dead puffles. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Zombeavers: a film i guess

There's a real film out there about zombie beavers. I watched it so you don't have to, and I highly encourage you don't because its kinda gross. Here's a summary and what I thought about it.
First of all, the virus is started by Bill Burr, and called beaver fever. That's hilarious in itself. I wish he was in the film more, but I understand why he would make that decision. The rest of the movie follows these extremely unlikable college students who are going on a trip to some lake? Why these ditsy college girls would want to go somewhere where there is no internet and no guys is a confusing premise, but I digress. It seems as though it's going to be a normal vacation until uh oh! A zombeaver somehow ends up in the shower and of course they think its a regular old beaver boy with rabies. They "kill" (really just knock out) the beaver and put it in a trash bag outside. The next day they walk out and oh my! The beaver got out of the bag! At this point I really hate these characters and want beavers to eat them, just saying, oh and their male friends show up too. We find out that one of the friends kissed the other's boyfriend, I don't care at all, I'm here for zombeavers. They're at the lake and the zombeavers attack! The most unlikable character gets his foot eaten, I giggled. They're on a raft hiding from the beavers in the lake, I feel bad for none of them. Dog dies, only sad part. They make it back to the house and hide like cowards. They split up. Tommy dies first, only semi-likable character in my opinion. Jen and Buck become zombie beavers. At this point I can't breathe I'm laughing too hard. Mysterious old guy that protects them dies, whatever. I'm too busy laughing at how the human zombie beaver hybrids look. Zoe jumps out a window to avoid a human zombie beaver. There are only two left now, because the guy gets eaten by his girlfriend whom he cheated on, I'm not going to say why it's the funniest death, you'll have to see it for yourself. The two girls are in a car now, old guy is a zombie beaver that can supposedly shoot a gun now so they crash. Mary turns into a zombie beaver after a heated standoff between the two remaining girls. Zoe kills her and walks off AND BILL BURR HITS HER WITH A CAR. Very good ending.
In conclusion, pretty funny, very good ending. Very okay movie, just kinda uncomfortable at times. It's not scary, nor is it meant to be I think. It's very much a joke of a movie. Very dumb, but I like that. Okay well that's it, goodbye.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

My Hero One's Justice 2, What is it?

My Hero One's Justice 2 is a fighting game based off of the anime series My Hero Academia, which I believe my friend Emma wrote about, by here is a quick summary.  In the series My Hero Academia, 80% of the world's population is born with "Quirks" which is essentially superpowers, but the main character, Izuku Midoriya, is part of the 20% without Quirks, but when he a given a Quirk by his pro-hero idol All-Might, Izuku decides to head to the hero school U.A.  The game has a free-play mode, where you can use almost all of the characters and a story mode that limits the characters you can use.
My Hero One's Justice 2 Review - Go Back To School
You use a combination of all of the buttons to attack, shield, set up combos, and use your ultimate moves, which are called Plus Ultras.  The character that I use the most is Denki Kaminari, his quirk is Electrification, where he can emit electricity from his body to cause powerful bursts of electricity, but overusing his quirk causes him to "fry" his brain and render him useless.
My Hero One's Justice [DENKI KAMINARI BE HIP] - YouTube
The game takes this into account by giving him a move that when partially used, it powers him up and strengthens his moves, but after some time, he has a few seconds of immobility.  The game is really fun, and I enjoy playing it with my siblings.