Sunday, December 28, 2014

20,000 views!

Thank you for reading! Your views have come to a big 20,000! I do really have to thank you for that. When I first started, my number of views were way less than everyone else's. I envied their luck.

Now I've caught up to them. Thanks to your kind viewing, we can do it. Thank you all!

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Boxing Day Christmas Story

It's that time of year again. Boxing Day! But yesterday was Christmas, and that's what I'm writing about.

How did my family celebrate it? 

Christmas isn't in my religion, so we don't celebrate it. But because of my cousins and my grandparents who are Christian, we always go over to spend some time with them.

This 25th, my family got ready to go to Valentines at the North shore. After 2 hours of stuffing myself with meat, chips, and jelly icecream, we left to our cousins house. As we approached the exit, there was a Santa Claus and a Mrs. Claus sitting on a sofa by the exit.

They gave me a present. I thanked them and followed my parents out. I was a year too old for the system, but the gift I got was my type. It was a paint pallette. 

They were just starting to have lunch, but I was so full that I could not have lunch with them. They had movies playing on television, so Mum, Dad, Grandma & I sat and watched while Mariam drank some fizzy drinks, and Grandpa watched TV in the other room. 

We watched The Parent Swap, then Guardians of the Galaxy. In between the two movies, Uncle Girshwin gave us some presents to us, which was really kind, considering that we don't actually celebrate Christmas.

Before we left, I was given another gift by Grandma & Grandpa. When I opened it, I was surprised, even though I asked them for this. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid #9: The Long Haul, & A Lego set. As our car drove away, I was so happy tears started leaking out of my eyes. I quickly turned around so no-one saw. When we got home, I quickly built the toys. 

I just have to thank everyone who helped with this 25th.
This is one Christmas I will not forget soon.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

One more time pt 2

I looked at the 3 other me’s. “Well then.” I muttered. “Me vs. me while another me runs out and gets caught and the other me comes in. Long.” “C’mon.” the other me spoke up. “We’re all smart. Lets think of something.”

All of a sudden, three of me started fading. We looked over to the original me. I’d been stabbed by some glass from the explosion. I checked myself. “We’re losing blood. Slowly, so someone has to go back in time to stop the explosion.”

I quickly made the time car again with the help of me. We all went back. “Y’know,” I said in space-time, “We should give numbers to each of us.” ZWOOP! We came out, all with new names. I was me #4, and it counted down until me #1.

We came back, and crashed into the car before it could blow up the other three. I looked over to me #1. The glass faded away. We walked over to the school. There were 8 of us! “AAH!!” Me’s #1-4 shouted. The other four looked at us and screamed. All of a sudden, 4 of us started fading away.

So then the 8 of us went back again. We crashed into the other time car, making a bigger crash. The other 4 of us shouted at us. We walked together as a group back over again. We saw another 4 meaning that there were 16 of us.

Something had to be done to stop this from growing. I knew exactly what to do. “Me #1,” I said, “Do the right thing.” I grabbed a shattered piece of glass and stabbed me #3. “Fine then! Leave me and #1 alone!” Me #2 shouted. “Uh oh.” Numbers 3-16 started fading. I watched as they faded away. They were all smiling, knowing that the right thing was being done.

I shoved me #1 into the room. Going quickly, he tried to finish the test. But time was up. That’s when I thought of an idea. I ran, and smashed him with a netbook. I lost some memory of what happened. I mean, I still remembered my objective. #1 failed. I went forward 2 months, and broke the time car’s machine. I started fading away. I smiled. I walked over and got into the car. But the car wouldn’t start.

I was frustrated. I walked in my house, all sad, when the phone rang. I picked it up. It was the principal. He said that a student had moved away so I was welcome to come back.

I picked up the blueprint. “Don’t go back.” It said. “Hmm...” I thought. “What if I did go back? That would be awkward.”

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

One more time #1: Me vs. Me

“This is awkward.” I remarked.

One more time

#1: Me vs. me

I was in the middle of a test when I had to run an errand for the teacher. I was lucky, that test was hard. The test was important. With too many students in this school, the test was to decide who would stay, and who’d get kicked out. I soon arrived back, just to find out that the test had concluded. There were no make-up tests either. “You’re a good student, you’re a good student!”

The next day, everyone was soon finding out who got kicked out of school. They soon came to my year. I was the only one kicked out. “WHAT‽” I screeched. There were no more intermediate schools in the rest of the country. How could I live like this? When I got home, I pulled up mail. There was the blueprint.

Two months had passed, and the time car was built. I took one last glance at the blueprint. There was a small print saying “Don’t go back.” I knew that it meant don’t go back in time, but, this was for me. I had to. I thought for a while. Nothing could go wrong. Except for one thing.
Paradoxes.

I climbed in. I slammed down the pedal, and went back to the test time. I waited outside and peered through the window. I wasn’t paying attention in class then. The teacher said that everyone would be asked to do an errand, and we had to complete it in time.

I watched. And waited. Soon I’d be asked to run an errand, and then complete my work. I planned it perfectly. I watched myself leave the room, and then I entered. I carried on with the test. It was going well. Could this story only have one part?

Nope. Just as the test finished, I saw myself enter the room. “Oh dear...” I groaned. “Hey!” I heard myself shout. I got up. I was being chased by myself. I climbed into the car, and went back 2 hours.

I ran to peer into the window. I was waiting for longer as I went back further. Soon, the test began. I noticed a person come beside me. It was me. “Oi!” I shouted to the past me. “I was here first!”
“No. I was!”
“Nuh uh!”
“Uh huh!” We grew angrier, and a fight began. Me vs. me. a great, and even battle.

Soon the other other me ran out, and got caught in the fight. I managed to get out, while the other two me’s kept fighting. I snuck in and finished the test. But then the other me’s walked in. “D’OH!” I shouted.

So then I went back again. I was cross. I was screwing up. I went back again, and then saw me fighting me. I was about to stop the fight or run in and lock the door when crash! A car crashed into two of the cars, and it blew the third one up.

“STUPID DRIVER!” All 4 of us shouted.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Warren Pohatu Art


Iisa Art Task from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Warren Pohatu is a famous New Zealand artist. He has so much artwork, why not make your own piece of artwork in this style? That's what this movie's about. This is how to make you own piece of artwork in the style of Warren Pohatu!

Gingerbread house

250g unsalted butter
200g dark muscovado sugar
7 tbsp golden syrup
600g plain flour
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 tsp ground ginger
To Decorate -
200g bag flaked almonds
2 egg whites
500g icing sugar, plus extra to dust
Selection of sweets of your choice

Equipment - Plywood Base, Chopping board; Cardboard cut-outs - Two 13cm x 19cm rectangles (roof), Two 11.5cm x 16cm rectangles (side walls), Two 16cm x 19cm rectangles (front and back), each trimmed at 1 short end to form two 10cm-high gables.

How to make:
Step 1: Heat oven to 190°C. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger into a large bowl, then stir in the butter mixture to make a stiff dough. If it won’t quite come together, add a tiny splash of water.
Step 2: Put a sheet of baking paper on your work surface and roll about one quarter of the dough to the thickness of two $1 coins. Cut out one of the sections, then slide the gingerbread, still on its baking paper, onto a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, re-rolling the trimmings, until you have two side walls, a front and back wall and two roof panels. Any leftover dough can be cut into Christmas trees, if you like.
Step 3: Pick out the most intact flaked almonds and gently poke them into the roof sections, pointy-end first, to look like roof tiles. Bake all the sections for 12 minutes or until firm and just a little darker at the edges. Leave to cool for a few minutes to firm up, then trim around the templates again to give clean, sharp edges. Leave to cool completely.
Step 4: Put the egg whites in a large bowl, sift in the icing sugar, then stir to make a thick, smooth icing. Spoon into a piping bag with a medium nozzle. Pipe thin slivers of icing along the wall edges, one by one, to join the walls together. Use a small bowl to support the walls from the inside, then allow to dry, ideally for a few hours.
Step 5: Once dry, remove the supports and fix the roof panels on. The angle is steep so you may need to hold these on firmly for a few mins until the icing starts to dry. Dry completely, ideally overnight. To decorate, pipe a little icing along the length of 20 mini chocolate fingers and stick these lengthways onto the side walls of the house. Use three, upright, for the door.
Step 6: Using the icing, stick sweets around the door and on the front of the house. Pipe a little icing around the top. If you’ve made gingerbread trees, decorate these now as well. You can lay a winding path of sweets as well. Your gingerbread house is finished, and will be edible for about a week.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Hole

“Hmmm...” wondered Darfol. “David, this ground feels weak. Tell Emma right away.” Darfol inspected the dent. There was something strange about this dent. Something terrible.

Emma and David soon arrived. Emma looked around before Darfol told her the mess. Emma looked down. “There’s a supercollider down there. Maybe that’s the problem. David pulled out his phone. “We must leave now!” he shouted.

“Why?” asked Darfol. “Th-there is a-a black hole down there!” David shouted. Emma and Darfol quickly got in, while David hastily put his phone in his pocket.

The ground started to twirl and sink. Water was slowly pouring in. The speed of the water was increasing slowly as the hole got bigger. Trees were slowly getting pulled in.

“Um...” said Emma, “I think we should... DRIVE!” “I am!” replied David. Everything was pouring into this massive hole. Darfol set some dynamite and placed it in the boot. BOOM!! They were flung away.

“Phew.....” gasped David. The hole was sucking everything in quite slowly, so there was a lot of time before the Earth was gone. They soon reached a petrol station. VWOOP! It was sucked in. “Woah!” shouted David. A spaceship was getting sucked in.

They climbed in as it neared the ground. “Wait.” said Emma. “Hand me my phone. This will make a great selfie!” ”الفتيات غريبة” replied Darfol. The hole would not stop getting bigger. Desperate for survival, they left the atmosphere. “Aah, Earth.” said David, looking at the slightly warped Earth. “If only you were denser.”

They watched as the moon was sucked in with the Earth. Earth was gone. It slowly devoured the neighbouring planets, then the sun, and kept going. Emma was shocked. What could stop this muncher? Darfol thought of something as the hole sucked up the galaxy.

“I know!” he said. He grabbed an astronaut’s suit. A planet blew up in the window, and the explosion was sucked in. “We need to sacrifice someone. What we do; hook someone onto the mini supercollider on that magnet which is at the end of the rope.” Emma and David looked at him, confused.

“And then make our own black hole to yank the galaxies out!” Darfol smiled. “Okay,” replied David, “You go.” “No, Darfol angrily replied. The two got into an argument. Emma yanked two suits over and onto the two, and shoved them out onto the giant magnet.

David started the mini supercollider. A small black hole soon formed. Emma lowered the magnet into the black hole. “I’m the only living thing left.” Emma stuttered. The small black hole started to tug everything with it. Emma was starting to lift the magnet out, but it was stuck.

After a great deal of tugging, Emma managed to get the universe out. But instead of carrying on and getting away from the hole, Emma stayed. Then everything was sucked back in. “D’oh!” Emma shouted, as the entire universe was sucked in.

The trio left the small black hole in peace, and went back to Earth. Everything was normal. Nothing seemed to be wrong. “Aah.” David and Darfol simultaneously sighed in relief. No-one seemed angry or confused about the fact that they were now in a black hole.

David and Darfol were driving around the countryside, when they reached the spot above the supercollider. They heard a mush. Darfol got out. “Hmmm...” Darfol thought, “David, this ground feels weak. Tell Emma right away.”

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Te Tuhi

Class trips are great to go on. Our last class trip for the term was to Te Tuhi. Lost? Well, Te Tuhi is an art gallery in Pakuranga. It was where Class 2 went to today. We were excited. People like me had only ever been to the school’s art gallery!


We boarded the bus at around 9:30 a.m. We travelled to Te Tuhi, and got out when we were there. Before we could view the art, we got to make our own tapa cloth. It was quick and enjoyable. After that, we had a brief tour of part of the gallery. We were astonished by the art.

Unfortunately, with it being short, we had to go back to school. We had a great time at Te Tuhi, and I’ll never forget it.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Tattoo Design



Being in Extension means doing many tasks. One of those many varied tasks were to make our own tattoo design. Don't worry, we aren't going to get tattoos, Here is mine.

The main tattoo design (the top right one), has four different parts. On the left side are descriptions about those designs. We are doing this as our Extension class is learning about the symbolism in art, as it relates to our term-wide topic of Art Attack.


I used buttons on my Hyperstudio stack. To view it, Here's the link. file:///Volumes/Students%20Room/Class%202/Iisa/Extension/Tattoo%20design/index.html I also made a presentation right at the bottom for all of you to view. And underneath that, is a video!

Despite having to go through piles of trouble to make the tattoo, I am proud of it. This tattoo has things I value. Things I will always love. Even if the drawing is bad, as long as it shows who I am, where I come from and what I value, no drawing or tattoo is bad. This tattoo has meaning, and that’s what matters.


I present to you, may very own tattoo. This tattoo is one I hope you will always remember.

Tattoo from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Tatau

Mrs Tele'a had a treat for us today in extension. We had been learning about tattoo designs and what they mean to people. So today, we had a VIP come into the room. It was Mr Tele'a. He came to show us what the tatau looks like. Mrs Tele'a also had a tatau, but it wasn't like the pe'a.

We got into groups as he changed into his lavalava, and in our groups we planned what to ask. My group had come up with some good questions. 15 of them. But changing clothes doesn't take forever, so soon we had to sit down.


Mrs Tele'a asked us where certain bits on the pe'a, like where the va'a(canoe) is, etc. The tatau was certainly detailed and meaningful; every single dot or line meant something very deep! We were able to see all parts of it, as Mr Tele'a was a great model.


After the mini quiz, we were granted permission to ask questions. I asked the most questions (thanks to Gloria). There were some meaningful questions, like "What part means the most to you and why?" and "Would you encourage your sons to get them?" We found out that
Mr Tele'a was tattooed by Tuifa'asisina Su'a.

Finally the 11 o' clock bell rung, and class had to end. Mr Tele'a was a great model, and that helped to provide us with information that now has given us a bigger understanding in the art of tattooing.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Joe Vs The World #4: Name Change!

Joe The Ice Cream Man Vs The World

#4: Miko & Niko

 “Such a long title.” complained Joe. “Let’s change it.”

Joe Vs The World

#4: Name Change!

 “That’s better.” said Joe.
Anyway...
 Joe saw that there was plenty of ice-cream left in the petrol tank. His foot hit the speed pedal once more. ZWOOP!! He went through space time. “Where am I?” he wondered, still speeding.

 ZWOOP!! He found himself 30 years in the future. Joe knew this, there was a massive calendar saying so! The world was a wasteland. Aliens ordering glowing green-eyed humans, a giant machine, and all that sort of things. Joe saw Jordan. Jordan was in the time car. “What are you doing here?” asked Jordan.

Joe was puzzled, and Jordan could tell that. So Jordan explained what happened. “Fine. I’ll go back and save the world.” The future begun to turn bright and colourful. “Yay for Joe!” cheered Jordan. Suddenly it flashed back to the alien future. “Uh oh.” said Jordan.

Joe was back in 2018. “Finally. It’s not 2048 anymore.” he sighed in relief. It was dark, but the sun was rising. Joe thought hard. “I know!” he cheered. He made some special ice cream on a big cone. He ran out of car, and into a cave. The ice cream was glow-in-the-dark, so he could see where he was running.

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“I love premium flavour!” Joe chuckled. The animals took a liking into the scent of the ice cream, and Joe soon found himself being followed by a dog, pig, and chicken. “Is this... Minecraft?” Joe wondered.

He spotted Miko up ahead. “RRR.” he rumbled. BAM!! Miko rammed his fist into Joe’s stomach. The ice cream flew into Miko’s face. “Aaah!” cried Miko. “This is like petrol!” The animals saw the ice cream, and attacked. Joe saw his chance. He jumped into his car, and revved the engines.

“Back 2 months!” Joe laughed. Zap! He witnessed Jake crush the amulet. And Niko fall on the ground. As they left, he picked up the pieces. “There. Done, and done.” Joe said. He climbed into the car, and went back to the normal time.

Everything was normal. No slaves with green eyes, no crying Mikos and Tims, everything was  in it’s right place. The concert had finished, and the sun was beginning to rise. As Joe walked to the serving area, and small boy named Tommy came up.

“Can I get a 2 scoop cone?” asked Tommy. “That’s $84.98.” replied Joe. “Why?” asked Tommy. “Because I just saved the world.” answered Joe.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Athletics 2014

Friday. To end an eventful week, we had athletics. Everyone was shining with excitement. For many students it was their first time, but for others it was their 7th or 8th time. Mr Burt and Mrs Va'afusuaga started off with the normal introduction, then moved on to the activities. The year 7 boys had Mrs Tele’a as their adult leader.

The year sixes were going off to camp next week, so the year 7’s & 8’s were doing all the fun games first. All of these games would not lead into interzone, they were just so they’d have fun. There were games like tug-of-war, sack race, skipping, and hurdles.

All the seniors had an enjoyable time playing around. But soon after, the year 7 boys reached the serious things. Shot put, running, and high jump. Because the morning started off the wet, the year 7 boys were behind schedule. And because they were behind, they were going to miss out on some sports.

Shot put was already proven to be tough. Quickly, many people were shown to have a hard time pushing the ball a few meters. If they couldn’t make it, then they’d be moved down to a different set which was easier for them. After a short time, the top three year 7 boy shot putters were found. So then they progressed onto high jump.

It started at about 1 meter high. Those who could not make the jump had to go to a lower one, which was similar to shot put. There were some good jumpers in there. Some of them could jump much higher than a meter. Maybe even over... 2 meters? But as time progressed on, high jump soon came down to it’s top 3.

There was no time for sprints, as 3:00 had already come. So athletics were to continue on Monday. But Monday was wet, so the date was moved to next Monday. But the year 7 and 8 students had it on Tuesday. For them, only a few sports activities were left. The year 7 boys only had sprints left, so it made sense for them to start sprinting first.

There were a lot of fast people in that group. Some could achieve 100 meters in 13 seconds! It was indisputable. Some people were really fast. Mrs McMillan and Mrs Flavelle were in charge of marking the fastest runners. It must’ve been hard for them. Some people in front by centimeters... sounds difficult.

Soon after, athletics finished. The year 4’s & 5’s will still have to come and finish everything off, but the year 7 and 8 students wont!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stickmen Characters

There are many people in my Stickmen Comics, but there are only a few main characters. This post is all about them.

Miko:
Miko is the main stickmen of all the stories. In the picture he is the one holding the video game, Mortal Combat.
Trivia:
  • Miko didn't appear in Stickmen 1. He appeared in Stickmen 3, the first one made.
  • Miko is engaged to Olivia. Despite being the strongest character, Olivia can make him really scared.
  • Miko has hair. In the picture shown, he has none, but in Stickmen 24-25 he is shown to have hair.
Darfol is Miko's sidekick. He is unsecure person, often being scared by Olivia.
Trivia:
  • Miko gave Darfol his hat, a souvenir from his first battle. But Darfol replaced it, making Miko mad.
  • But he changed his hat after a dragon ate it.
  • Darfol was once attacked by chickens. This is one of the reasons that he is so unsecure.
Emeta is Darfol's girlfriend. She is a competitive girl, often beating Olivia in Mortal Combat. In the picture, she is the girl.
Trivia:
  • Beating Olivia caused a plane to crash. Olivia got so mad that she smashed Emeta's face through a window.
  • Emeta was going to be a boy. She was going to be named Emett. But a spelling error caused her to be a boy.
And Olivia is Miko's fiancée. Also appearing in the first comic, here is some trivia.
Trivia:
  • After being beaten by Emeta at Mortal Combat, Olivia smashed Emeta's face through the plane's window, causing the plane to crash.
  • Olivia swoons over Bear Drills, causing trouble between her and Miko.
  • Olivia is actually the first girl to comment Emeta. Before that, Emeta was a depressed, angry girl.
And that is the info of all the Stickmen Characters!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Simpsorama


Simpsorama is a crossover between The Simpsons & Futurama. It's the sixth episode of the 26th of the television series The Simpsons, and the 558th episode of the series overall. Both The Simpsons and Futurama were created by Matt Groening. He said consulting about the crossover was really hard, as he had to talk to himself as well.

In the episode is a joke about Homer and Bender. Al Jean, an executive producer of The Simpsons, said that the joke was about their similarities. They just drew Homer's head, then replaced the hair with Bender's antennae. Similar, right?

Futurama, the 31st-century comedy that was cancelled last year, will return to life again for this Simpsons episode. Another joke in the episode is the opening title. Underneath, the subtitles say, "A show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes." Funny, and it also makes sense. The Simpsons has over 500 episodes, and Futurama has been cancelled. So yeah, it makes sense.

Simpsorama is so far my favourite episode on TV. I look forward to seeing more episodes like this. See you then!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Test Writing - Unedited

Intro:
Para 1: What good friends are
Para 2: Bad friends
Para 3: Fairweather friends
Para 4: How to treat friends
Para 5: Why friends are important
Conclusion


Writing:

Friends. What are they? Are they people who mock or bully their friend? Are they rich and famous people? Do they know everything? To answer all those questions, read ahead. A friend is...

A friend is someone who has an interest in hanging out with their friends. They aren’t usually rich, but they are reliable. Good friends stand up for their friend, and they’re fun to interact with. A true friend will always believe in their friend, and that their friend has the potential to do anything. These people can be anywhere. All around may be people with the potential to become best friends! But there may also be people who may ruin their friends future.

Those people are bad friends. Bad friends also like to hang out with their friends, but they make the wrong choices very often. If something happens and one of them gets hurt, they may tease and laugh at them, rather than helping them. There are another type of bad friends, which are called ‘fairweather friends’.

Fairweather friends only hang out with their ‘friends’ when they have money. They tell the person what to do with the money, which often ends up being bad things. Usually they influence the person to get items like drugs. They hang out with the person, until the money disappears. By then, those friends will have disappeared. Or if the friend is in trouble, they vanish immediately, leaving the friend to face the music all alone. These people do not know how to treat others nicely.

Friends should always treat each other nicely. If they are treated badly, they will soon leave for different friends. If a friend is getting hurt or being teased, the best thing to do is to stand up for them. That tells the friend that they have chosen the right companion, and that they have a great bond. Empathising and sympathising with your friend is also a great way to show that things are working out. It shows loyalty, kindness, and good characteristics. Good friends are always important, just like family.

Family is a compulsory thing to have, and so are good friends. They may not know everything, or have everything, but they know how to take care and share. Good characteristics and loyalty is what it takes to know that the companionship and fun will last for ages. Many lonely people end up living terrible lives. But people with even just one true friend may never become lonely.

Bad friends and fairweather friends are not cool. Even if they are rich, or know many things, if they don’t know how to treat people nicely, they cannot be true friends. Loyalty, kindness, love, humor, and good characteristics are the things that every good friend must have. Only ones like that can be called, ‘good friends’.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Weekends

This is what weekends are for. Resting, hanging out and having fun. I haven't had much of that. Why? Well...

12:03 a.m. My family finishes watching a movie when we discover the time. I probably should have gone to sleep earlier, as the movie slightly creeped me out and gave me sleeping problems.

6:45 a.m. I wake up. I can't get to sleep, and I don't want to get up. So I just sit there... hoping that someone will wake up soon. That movie was waay to creepy.

8:58 a.m. My parents take me with them on a trip to get plants and flowers. Unfortunately, I don't have as much of an interest in plants, so I am slightly bored.

4:34 p.m.  We arrive home, with nothing, to have lunch. When it's finished, my sister & I have to do the chores, while our parents work outside.

6:52 p.m. I'm sooooo bored!! What to do!? I not tired, dag nab it!

8:26 p.m. Dinner is ready. We eat it very quickly, and soon get comfy. Another movie is on, but luckily this time it isn't a horror movie or something similar to that. I am so grateful for that.

10:59 p.m. ZZZZ... So tired.... good night...

Friday, November 7, 2014

10 facts about Blogs

  1. WordPress and Blogspot are two most popular blogging platforms. WordPress, a relatively late entrant in blogging, has surpassed its elder brother, Blogspot in terms of popularity. More than 40 percent of bloggers use WordPress.
  2. In 1999, there were just 23 blogs. Today, there are over 1.5 billion blogs on the internet. 
  3. More Than 60% of blogs are in English.
  4. There are over 152,000,000 blogs worldwide.
  5. A new blog is created somewhere in the world every half a second. That means that 2 could be created in a second, and then 4 in 2 seconds, etc.
  6. Morning is the most popular time to read blogs.
  7. People love to blog about brands that they are either passionate about or dislike.
  8. Images in articles usually increase the amount of views by 94%.
  9. More than 2/3 of bloggers haven't updated their blog in over a year.
  10. Finally, blogs were the first social networking sites. That means that they have been around for a long time.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stickmen - 2 year anniversary

2 years of Stickmen! I am so proud! So to celebrate, I'll carry on working on them. I had planned to finish on 22, and resign, but 25 stories... well...

3 more stories will come out! Like I did with Minecraft Pt 2, I will spill some secrets about Stickmen 22.

There will be some major references. One is the iLoLed. A made-up phone by me, the iLoLed causes Emeta to go deeply depressed. A star appears, too. Bear Gryils is the fantastic movie star. He causes Olivia to swoon over him. Miko seems to be the only one unaffected, as Darfol freaks out after seeing a 'Bear'. 

That's all I'll tell you now. Stickmen 22 will come out soon! But for now, does anyone wanna play Mortal Combat?

The Genuine Movie

Some of you may have heard of a movie made by me in 2012. That movie is called 'Toy', and it's my first good animation. Unfortunately, the video is bad quality. So this is to make up for that. This movie has no sequel. I know what it says, but I ran out of time and space to make part 2. So ignore the last bit. Sorry for any inconvenience. So to make up for it...

Minecraft Part 2 will come out soon!
Here is the video!

Toy Part 1 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Evolution!

Drawing is something that I really like doing, but showing it is something I didn't like doing as much. When I started school in 2008, my drawing of a person was... well... terrible.

This went on until 2009 when Mrs Glaze was handing out our drawing paper, and showed my person in front of everyone. That made me want to change it immediately. I saw Shalom drawing someone with a box body, and I copied him.

In 2010 I thought my person looked fat. I had to change him, so I did. I went up a stage as well as going down two. He had no shoes or fingers, making him look... well... terrible again.

2011 was my changing point. I had been reading lots of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid books, and I liked the way Jeff Kinney drew his people. So, I copied his unique style for the 2 years I was in Mrs King's class.

2013 would have been like the 2 previous years, but I quickly changed it after seeing how easier it was. My drawing of Greg and the rest was terrible, so I changed it.

And after working on my comics more, I found that I draw best with a mix of Stickmen and the Jeff Kinney style. A person with a round, stickmen-type head, with the Jeff Kinney style body.

So now looking back seems weird. One choice lead to another, which lead to another. Looking back at my first few drawings, wow. Some evolution did take place. I can now saw that in 2008, my drawing of a person was... well... 

terrible.

Thank You Letter

Dear Mr Malcolm,

I would like to thank you for being there to supervise us on the museum trip, because if you didn’t come then we wouldn’t be able to go to the museum. Your help and commitment is something truly delicate and precious to us.

You were a helpful and kind helper. You kept us from trouble, and lead us on the right path. Thank you. I enjoyed the museum trip more as you did everything well. Taking photos with you was amazing, you know how to take photos!

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Iisa.