Struggling With Something New: What did you do to improve?

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

When met with new experiences, it is often a struggle to overcome obstacles and improve – but this is how we GROW! At SEEDs for Autism we encourage and empower our participants to face challenges and develop the inner strength to persist and keep trying. We asked some of our participants to write about a time when they struggled with something new – and what they did to improve. 

DANIEL N.
There was a time when I struggled with weight training so I worked hard to gain physical strength. I trained with lighter weights then as I got stronger I dialed up the resistance to build muscle in the back which are the most critical muscles for bench press. I won my weight division in both bench and dead lift.

NATHAN B
There was a time where I struggled at Fry’s which is where I work. When I first got hired at Fry’s I was very nervous and I had no I idea what to do really. I struggled in the beginning. I would bag the wrong things together, I would not do a very good job on carts by only doing a few at a time, and one time I accidentally hit a customers a car with one of the shopping carts. Let’s just say my early times at Fry’s were a struggle. But I didn’t give up and over time I got better and better at Fry’s to eventually thriving at Fry’s. That is how I struggled with something new and overcame that obstacle.

MICHAEL S
I struggled with math in High School. To improve I slowed down my answers. I worked out the problem first. Then I got better at math.

ISAIAH
I struggle sometimes when I work on something hard like moving heavy objects. Now when I lift heavy boxes or heavy packages I prove to be mature because I don’t use bad language and yelling and screaming.

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Kingdom Hearts III(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming game Kingdom Hearts III for the PlayStation 4.

 

In this game, Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy prepare for their final showdown with Master Xehanort (The Seeker of Darkness), Maleficent (The Mistress of all Evil)(Sleeping Beauty) and Pete (Maleficent’s ally)(Disney).

 

The worlds Sora and his friends travel to in this game are the Kingdom of Corona (Tangled),

San Fransokyo (Big Hero 6),

Toy Box (Toy Story),

Monstropolis (Monsters, Inc.),

Arendelle (Frozen),

Olympus (Hercules),

The Caribbean (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End),

100 Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh),

The Mysterious Tower (Fantasia), Destiny Islands,

Twilight Town, Radiant Garden (The City of Light),

the Realm of Darkness, the Keyblade Graveyard and Scala ad Caelum “Ladder to Heaven/Stairway to Heaven”.

 

The protagonists in this game are Sora (main hero)(Weapon: Light-Realms KeyBlade)(Destiny Islands),

Riku (best friend/rival)(Weapons: Soul-Eater Sword/Way to Dawn KeyBlade)(Destiny Islands),

Kairi (best friend/girlfriend/Princess of Heart)(Weapon: Destiny’s Embrace KeyBlade)(Destiny Island),

Axel (real name: Lea)(Organization XIII’s #8)(Weapons: Twin Chakrams/KeyBlade)(Radiant Garden),

Mickey Mouse (best friend/King)(Weapons: Star-Seeker KeyBlade/Dark-Realms KeyBlade)(Disney Town/Castle),

Donald Duck (best friend/Court Magician)(Weapon: Staffs)(Disney Town/Castle),

Goofy (best friend/Captain of the Royal Knights)(Weapon: Shields)(Disney Town/Castle),

The antagonists in this game are Master Xehanort (Main Villain)(Weapon: KeyBlade)(KeyBlade Graveyard),

Ansem (Xehanort‘s Heartless)(Seeker of Darkness)(Twilight Town),

Xemnas (Xehanort‘s NoBody)(Organization XIII’s #1)(Weapon: Ethereal Blades)(Twilight Town),

Xigbar (real name: Braig)(Organization XIII’s #2)(Weapons: Twin ArrowGuns)(Olympus),

Vexen (real name: Even)(Organization XIII’s #4)(Weapon: Shield)

Saix (real name: Isa)(Organization XIII’s #7)(Weapon: Claymore),

Demyx (Organization XIII’s #9)(Weapon: Sitar),

Luxord (Organization XIII’s #10)(Weapon: Playing Cards)(The Caribbean),

Marluxia (Organization XIII’s #11)(Weapon: Scythe)(Kingdom of Corona),

Larxene (Organization XIII’s #12)(Weapon: Knives)(Arendelle),

Vanitas (Xehanort‘s Apprentice/Creator of the Unversed)(Weapon: Voidless Gear KeyBlade)(Monstropolis),

Young Xehanort (Xehanort‘s younger self from the past)(Weapon: KeyBlade)(Toy Box)

Maleficent (The Mistress of all Evil)(Sleeping Beauty),

Pete (Maleficent‘s ally)(Disney),

Hades (God of the Underworld/Lord of the Dead/Maleficent‘s ally), the Rock Titan, the Ice Titan, the Lava Titan and the Tornado Titan (Hercules),

Randall (Sulley‘s rival)(Monsters, Inc.),

Davy Jones (Captain of the Flying Dutchman) and the Kraken (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End).

 

Sora‘s allies/friends in this game are Rapunzel and Flynn Rider (Tangled),

Baymax, Hiro Hamada and GoGo Tomago (Big Hero 6),

James P. SullivanSulley” and Mike Wazowski (Monsters, Inc.),

Hercules, Megara, Pegasus, Phil and Zeus (Hercules),

Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Joshamee Gibbs, Tia Dalma “Calypso” and Hector Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End),

Anna, Elsa , Kristoff , Olaf and Sven (Frozen),

Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Roo and Gopher (Winnie the Pooh),

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Hamm, Rex, the Little Green MenLGMs”, Sarge and the Toy Soldiers (Toy Story),

Hayner, Pence, Olette, Scrooge McDuck (Disney) and Ratatouille (Ratatouille)(Twilight Town),

Zexion (real name: Ienzo)(Organization XIII’s #6)(Weapon: Lexicon)(Radiant Garden),

Yen Sid (Sorcerer)(Fantasia), Merlin (Wizard)(The Sword in the Stone),

Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph),

StitchExperiment 626” (Lilo & Stitch),

Princess Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Simba (The Lion King).

In conclusion, This game serves as the final chapter to the Xehanort saga as well as the ultimate climax to the entire Kingdom Hearts franchise. This game is scheduled to be released in US stores on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

(Ever After KeyBlade)(Tangled)

(Infinity Badge KeyBlade)(Toy Story)

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(Smile Gear KeyBlade)(Monsters Inc.)

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(Announcement Trailer)

(TGS 2015 Trailer)

(E3 2018 Frozen Trailer)

(E3 ShowCase 2018 Trailer)

(E3 2018 Pirates of the Carribean Trailer)

(Lucca Comics & Games 2018 Tangled Trailer)

(Winnie the Pooh Trailer)

(Together Trailer)

(Final Battle Trailer)

(Opening Movie Trailer)

 

Digimon-Adventure TRI(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series Digimon-Adventure TRI. This series takes place 10 years after the events of Digimon-Adventure/3 years after the events of Digimon-Adventure 02.

 

The human protagonists in this series are Tai Kamiya (Crest: Courage)(Tai’s digimon partner-Koromon)(Koromon’s digivolutions: Agumon-Rookie, Greymon-Champion, MetalGreymon-Ultimate and WarGreymon-Mega), Matt Ishida (Crest: Friendship)(Matt’s digimon partner-Tsunomon)(Tsunomon’s digivolutions: Gabumon-Rookie, Garurumon-Champion, WereGarurumon-Ultimate and MetalGarurumon-Mega), Sora, Takenouchi (Crest: Love)(Sora’s digimon partner-Yokomon)(Yokomon’s digivolutions: Biyomon-Rookie, Birdramon-Champion, Garudamon-Ultimate and Phoenixmon-Mega), Izzy Izumi (Crest: Knowledge)(Izzy’s digimon partner-Motimon)(Motimon’s digivolutions: Tentomon-Rookie, Kabuterimon-Champion, MegaKabuterimon-Ultimate and HerculesKabuterimon-Mega), Mimi Tachikawa (Crest: Sincerity)(Mimi’s digimon partner-Tanemon)(Tanemon’s digivolutions: Palmon-Rookie, Togemon-Champion, Lilymon-Ultimate and Rosemon-Mega), Joe Kido (Crest: Reliability)(Joe’s digimon partner-Bukamon)(Bukamon’s digivolutions: Gomamon-Rookie, Ikkakumon-Champion, Zudomon-Ultimate and Vikemon-Mega), T.K. Takaishi (Matt’s little brother)(Crest: Hope)(T.K.’s digimon partner-Tokomon)(Tokomon’s digivolutions: Patamon-Rookie, Angemon-Champion, MagnaAngemon-Ultimate and Seraphimon-Mega) and Kari Kamiya (Tai’s little sister)(Crest: Light)(Kari’s digimon partner-Nyaromon)(Nyaromon’s digivolutions: Salamon-Rookie, Gatomon-Champion, Angewomon-Ultimate and Ophanimon-Mega).

 

This series is comprised of 6 chapters with each one being 4-5 episodes long. The chapters are as followed: Chapter 1-Reunion, Chapter 2-Determination, Chapter 3-Confession, Chapter 4-Loss, Chapter 5-Coexistence and Chapter 6-Future.

 

In conclusion, I found this series to be one of the extremely few anime series that teaches viewers like us not only the responsibility of growing up but that we must also take responsibility for everything we actually do in life.

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The Edge of the World

I stand at the end of a path that drops off into an endless darkness.  A massive earthquake had caused the path ahead to fall into darkness below. Looking down I see broken pipes pouring water into the pit of endless shadow. A large rock falls away and falls into the dark abyss. I have been tasked with exploring the abyss –  a job that is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Who knows what I will find… or if there is anything down there at all aside from the shadows.

by J.L.Wolffire

The Legend of Spyro: Trilogy(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review all three The Legend of Spyro games for the PlayStation 2. The Legend of Spyro games are a reboot of the entire Spyro the Dragon game series and are consisted numerically as The Legend of Spyro 1: A New Beginning, The Legend of Spyro 2: The Eternal Night and The Legend of Spyro 3: Dawn of the Dragon.

 

The Legend of Spyro: The New Beginning reintroduces us to the dragon named Spyro and his companion/friend/brother Sparx the Dragonfly as well as follow their adventures to save the four guardian dragons each in command of a different element from the black dragon Cynder. The guardians consist of Terrador (Earth), Cyril (Ice), Volteer (Electricity) and Ignitus (Fire).

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The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night follows the Continuing adventures of Spyro as he seeks out an ancient dragon of immeasurable wisdom known only as the Chronicler, tries to save his former enemy Cynder and foil the evil ambitions of Gaul: the Ape King. While doing so, Spyro not only regains the ability to utilize the elemental powers of the four guardian dragons but he also gains a new ability called Dragon Time which gives Spyro the power to temporarily slow down time.

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The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon concludes the adventures of Spyro, who along with both Sparx and Cynder as well as their new friend Hunter of Avalar (Cheetah) ventures forth towards a final confrontation with the Dark Master who is also known as the dragon called Malefor. While Sypro wields the elemental powers of Fire, Ice, Electricity and Earth, Cynder wields four dark powers consisting of Wind, Poison, Fear and Shadow.

 

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In conclusion, I found these three games in total to be an extremely incredible improvement over the original storyline which of course is saying a lot.

 

Video Games Live(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Video Games Live. Video Games Live is a concert featuring video game music as well as a collaborated/synchronized mixture of lighting, Effects and interactive segments.

 

Video Games Live tours the entire world and was originally founded/created/hosted by Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall in 2002. On July 6, 2005, Video Games Live made its big debut at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

 

In conclusion, Video Games Live has been around for 16 years and is scheduled to perform in Phoenix, AZ at Symphony Hall on March 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Plus, I found Video Games Live to be an event where one relives one’s youth as well as experiences Tommy’s dream of merging video games with the musical sounds of a symphony orchestra/rock concert.

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