Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vive La Resis....I mean Viva Las Vegas

My dad is currently in Las Vegas on yet another business trip. He's there for the National Association of Broadcasters or as I would call it, the NAB. An interesting thing I would like to see in LV would be the casinos, you could just waste your money so you can get more money! I really hope he would get me a souvenir, maybe a snowglobe.

I've been playing poker with a bloodthirsty lagomorph with psychic powers, an email-checking wrestleman, a sandvich loving weapons guy, an arcade owner from a webcomic, a former bodyguard, a wise-cracking robot, a time traveling boomstick-wielder and a shoeless canine crime-fighter and sort of became an expert. If I were in a casino, I'd pretty much be a poker champ.

Well as they always say, th th th th th th th that's all folks!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy Birthday!

This one is for my grandma, who is also my mom's mom. Happy birthday and I won't giver her age for the sake of discretion. Grandma was born in Ironwood, Michigan as the oldest of four sisters. She was married to my first grandpa and had my mom and my Uncle Sean.

She volunteers at Misericordia, likes politics, the news and me & Jack. Sometimes, me and Jack stay at my grandma's condo while Mom and Dad are at something. We would watch TV while she gets us Culver's. I used to sleep in the small couch while Jack slept on the bigger one. Since I'm growing, I got to sleep on Uncle Sean's bed. When Grandma comes over, she usually hangs out with us, but mostly talks with Mom about what to wear.

I sort of fondly remember her old place before she moved. It had the same computer as her new place, had a big door leading to a TV room and that's all I could remember.

Happy birthday Grandma, we love you!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Attack of the SCRITCH

My dad grew a beard this winter. Mom says he used to grow a beard every winter, but stopped for a while. Let me tell you, that beard has GOT TO GO. For the safety of cheeks and small children everywhere!

Dad likes to terrorize me by grabbing me and scritching my face and head with his beard! Today he threatened to rub it on my eyes. I could have been blinded. I told him that the beard should be shaved alive until nothing was left. No more of this scritchy beard tyranny!

Mom says that the next person to grow a beard will be Jack. What will I do then? I'm either going to have to go into hiding, or just give up! I think I need an old time hockey mask or maybe a Power Ranger mask to protect myself!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring?

Today's temperature was 65 degrees. It was wonderful! Sadly, tomorrow is supposed to be 40s and rainy. At least rain means spring anyway. It also means mud and dirty shoes which I am fondly sick of. I am happy to see spring after a 2000 year polar vortex.

After all these months of unstoppable snowfalls, freezing temperatures and hard-to-see stuff, I am glad to see spring has finally come. It's like a coup formed by Jack Frost just to play tricks on people and it was up to a team of spring-loving freedom fighters to put an end to it.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Nutsos that are the 80s

The Karate Kid Part 2 was on the Hub Network and boy was it stupid! There was this bad guy who you can tell was a bad guy by his slicked hair and dumb ponytail, some cheesy lines and this scene where some jerk breaks a special tree for some reason that wasn't explained to me. The only Karate Kid movie I've seen was the reboot with Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Chinese SpongeBob.

That's my gripe with some movies in the 80s, they're so corny! With the likes of the Don Bluth 80s fims, E.T, Tim Burton's Batman and the Breakfast Club being so successful, it means they didn't take being cheesyness seriously. Yes, NIMH and Batman was pretty dark, E.T was a tale of friendship and Breakfast Club was a teen movie, but at least they didn't end up being like KK2.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Miyamoto High secondary characters

Please note that these characters are from an idea of mine.

Principal Andrew Ross, based off of Andross. The origin-of-species obsessed principal of Miyamoto High. He believes that humans come from sperm in the ocean and then evolve into simians.

Superintendent Garrett Dorf, based off of Ganondorf. The tyrannical millionaire superintendent of Miyamoto High who uses fundraisers to get more money for his gold pool.

Mr. Duckman, based off of Scrooge McDuck. The janitor who is often seen giving advice to troubled students.

Dr. Wink Lyman, based off of Dr. Wily. The hyper-intelligent science teacher who claimed to be a college professor at Pong University. His lectures can last often from 10-20 minutes.

Sergeant Sean "Soldier" Danmore, based off of the Soldier. The military-like gym teacher who is rumored to a mighty fighter from World War II.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Writer's Block

I have an extreme case of writer's block. So to try and cure it, I'd like to explain a few ideas that have been locked in my brain for a while.

The first idea I have is a cartoon based off of Nintendo's Star Fox. Ever since The Super Mario Bros Super Show, Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda, there was only one surviving cartoon based off a Nintendo franchise and that was Pokemon. Given that we haven't seen our furry final frontiersman since Star Fox 64 3D, I'd think a cartoon ougtha kick it up a notch. For a sci-fi epic starring funny animal characters, it'll make the right blend of space adventure and cartoon slapstick. Here's the cast of actors I would have for the characters.

  • Jason Biggs as Fox McCloud
  • Dante Basco as Falco Lombardi
  • Billy West as Slippy Toad
  • Tabitha St. Germain as Krystal
  • Jim Cummings as Peppy Hare
  • Ashleigh Ball as Miyu
  • Hynden Welch as Fay
  • Steve Blum as ROB 64
  • Maurice LaMarche as Wolf O'Donnell
  • Steve Buscemi as Leon Powlaski
  • Mark Hamill as Andrew Oikonny
  • Antonio Banderas as Panther Caroso
  • Patrick Stewart as General Pepper
  • Danny DeVito as Beltino Toad
  • S. Scott Bullock as Pigma Dengar
Another idea I have is Miyamoto High, the coming of age tale of eleven friends based off of video game characters in high school. The main characters are as followed:

Larry Inkus, based off of Link. An expert athlete and an adventurous fellow, Larry will stop at nothing but to enjoy life.

Parry Charles Manning, based off of Pac-Man. Larry's best friend who loves him some food, specifically berries.

Samantha Ron, based off of Samus Aran. An independent and intelligent lass who is Larry's primary love interest.

Sonny Issacs, based off of Sonic the Hedgehog. The school jock and a member of Larry's gang. He may be arrogant, but he cares for his friends.

Rocky "Mega" Manning, based off of Mega Man. Parry's younger brother who has an interest in robots.

Clayton Loudman, based off of Cloud. A lone wolf who relies on his cardboard sword, which he names Buster, for defense.

Marcus Ion, based off of Mario. A brave but sometimes impulsive guy who is a member of the drama club and always participates in school plays, especially ones with dragons and princesses.

Sylvester Cooper, based off of Sly Cooper. A thieving man who is often seen dealing his treasures to other people at recess.

Keenan Bart Ivry, based off of Kirby. The gang's cutie pie who has a lot in common with Parry.

Spike Yolande, based off of Spyro the Dragon. The son of a firefighter who's friends with Carl Bandson.

Carl Bandson, based off of Crash Bandicoot. Spike's eco-geek best friend who loves smashing crates.

Well, I think I'm cured so see you next time.