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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MARVEL: Future Avengers (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the animated tv series MARVEL: Future Avengers. This series is comprised of 39 episodes (26 episodes in Season 1/13 episodes in Season 2).

 

The main protagonists in this series are Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Wasp, Hulk, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Falcon, Iron Fist, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Chloe (Future Avenger)(Power: Shape-Shifter), Adi (Future Avenger)(Power: TechnoPath-the ability to communicate/manipulate machines) and Makoto (Future Avenger)(Power: Wind-based abilities).

 

The main antagonists in this series are Red Skull, Enchantress, Deadpool, Winter Soldier, Klaw, Loki, Leader, Kang the Conqueror and the Inhumans (Lockjaw-Giant Bulldog/Power: Teleportation, Crystal-Medusa’s Sister/Power: Elemental-based abilities, Triton-Black Bolt’s brother/Fish-Human hybrid, Karnak-Black Bolt’s cousin/Martial Artist, Maximus the Mad-Black Bolt’s brother/Power: Mind-Control, Medusa-the Inhumans’ queen/Power: Super-Strong, Prehensile hair and Black Bolt-the Inhumans’ king/Power: a Destructive, HyperSonic voice).

 

In conclusion, I found that this series ultimately showcases the goal of passing on the Torch of Dreams, Ideals and Success onto the next generation and henceforth.

(Avengers and the Future Avengers)

(The Inhumans)

 

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the TV series Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. This series consists of 52 episodes total (2 seasons/ 26 episodes each).

The main protagonists are Iron Man, Ant-Man/Giant-Man/Yellowjacket, Hulk, Thor and Wasp. The main season 1 protagonists are Captain America, Black Panther and Hawkeye. The main season 2 protagonists are Ms. Marvel and Vision.

 

The main antagonists are Kang the Conqueror, Dr. Doom, Ultron, Ronan the Accuser, Super-Skrull and Galactus.

 

Iron Man’s main antagonists are MODOK and Crimson Dynamo.

 

Hulk’s main antagonists are Absorbing Man, Abomination, the Leader and Red Hulk.

 

Thor’s main antagonists are Loki, Enchantress, Malekith the Accursed, Surtur and Destroyer.

 

Captain America’s main antagonists are Red Skull, Baron Zemo and Winter Soldier.

 

Black Panther’s main antagonists are Ulysses Klaw and Man-Ape.

 

In conclusion, I personally found this series to be a perfect origin point to the Avengers franchise. Thus, I end this article with a famous Avengers quote: Avengers, Assemble!

 

 

 

Justice League VS The Fatal Five (Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming movie Justice League VS The Fatal Five.

 

In this movie, the Justice League & the Legion of Superheroes team up in order to save the Earth from the Legion of Superheroes’ deadliest enemies, The Fatal Five.

 

The protagonists in this movie are Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Miss Martian, Mr. Terrific, Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5, Thomas Kallor aka Star Boy and Jessica Cruz aka Green Lantern.

 

The antagonists in this movie are Validus, Mano, Tharok, Emerald Empress and The Persuader.

 

In conclusion, this movie is scheduled to be digitally released on March 30, 2019 as well as released via DVD and Blu-ray on April 16, 2019.

 

One Piece: Film Z(Review)

Hello my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime movie One Piece: Film Z. This is the 12th movie in the One Piece franchise to be made.

 

In this movie, the Straw Hat Pirates fight to save the world from an Ex-Marine Admiral named Zephyr who plans to use devastating explosives called Dyna Stones to cause a volcanic reaction that will devastate almost all life in the world.

 

The protagonists in this movie are Monkey D. Luffy (Straw Hat’s Captain), Roronoa Zoro (Straw Hat,s Swordsman), Black-Leg Sanji (Straw Hat,s Cook), Nami (Straw Hat’s Navigator), Tony Tony Chopper (Straw Hat’s Doctor), Usopp (Straw Hat’s Sniper), Nico Robin (Straw Hat’s Archaeologist), Cyborg Franky (Straw Hat’s Shipwright) and Brook (Straw Hat’s Musician).

 

The antagonists In this movie are Zephyr , Ain, Binz and the Neo Marines. The miscellaneous characters in this movie are Aokiji (Ex-Marine Admiral turned Pirate Hunter), Kizaru (Marine Admiral), Monkey D. Garp (Marine Vice-Admiral)(Luffy’s Grandfather) and the Marines.

 

In conclusion, this movie taught me that we should in fact stand by our dreams as well as protect our dreams cause a world without dreams is in fact a demonic, nightmarish hell-hole from which there is no hope.

(Dyna Stones)

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(Zephyr)

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(Binz)

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(Sanji)

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(Luffy)

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Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming movie Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. This is the 4th Avengers movie as well as the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

This movie takes place following the aftermath of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War where the surviving avengers attempt to restore their vanquished allied for one, final clash with Thanos “the Mad Titan” for the fate of the entire universe.

 

The surviving protagonists in this movie are Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man,

Chris Hemsworth as Thor,

Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner aka the Incredible Hulk,

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers aka Captain America,

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff,

Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine,

Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon,

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton aka Hawkeye,

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man and Brie Larson as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.

 

This vanquished protagonists in this movie are Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Steven Strange,

Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man,

Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa aka the Black Panther,

Paul Bettany as Vision,

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch,

Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka Falcon,

Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier,

Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer,

Zoe Saldana as Gamora,

Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne aka Wasp.

 

In conclusion, there is a 50/50 chance that this movie may or may not be the final chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But, I am however sure that this movie will be a climatic celebration to Stan Lee’s franchise. This movie is set to be released in theatres on April 26, 2019.

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Transformers: Devastation(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to review Transformers: Devastation for the PlayStation 4. This game’s storyline is based on the original Transformers G1 animated TV series.

 

The Autobot protagonists in this game are as followed:

Optimus Prime (Rank: Commander)(Vehicle: Semi-Truck)(Weapons: Ion Blaster/Energon-Axe/Star Saber),

BumbleBee (Rank: Scout)(Vehicle: Car)(Weapons: Twin Blasters/Golden Hunter),

SideSwipe (Rank: Warrior)(Vehicle: Sports Car)(Weapons: Blaster/Twin Swords/Photon Disruptor),

WheelJack (Rank: Engineer)(Vehicle: Racecar)(Weapons: Blaster/Wrenches),

Grimlock (Rank: Dinobot)(Vehicle: Tyrannosaurus Rex)(Weapons: Sword/Galaxial Launcher).

 

The Decepticon antagonists in this game are as followed:

Megatron (Rank: Commander)(Vehicles: Tank/Blaster)(Weapon: arm-mounted Fusion Cannon),

StarScream (Rank: Air Commander)(Vehicle: Fighter Jet)(Weapon: Null Ray),

ThunderCracker (Vehicle: Fighter Jet),

SkyWarp (Vehicle: Fighter Jet)(Power: Teleportation),

SoundWave (Rank: Communications)(Vehicle: Cassette Player)(Weapon: Loudspeaker),

Rumble & Frenzy-Humanoid (Vehicles: Mini-Cassettes)(Power: Creating Earthquakes),

LaserBeak & BuzzSaw-Birds (Vehicle: Mini-Cassettes),

Ravage-Panther (Vehicle: Mini-Cassettes),

ShockWave (Rank: Engineer)(Vehicles: Turret/Blaster),

BlitzWing (Rank: Triple-Changer)(Vehicles: Tank/Fighter Jet),

BombShell (Rank: Insecticon)(Vehicle: Hercules Beetle)(Power: Mind-Control via Cerebro-Shells),

KickBack (Rank: Insecticon)(Vehicle: Grasshopper),

Shrapnel (Rank: Insecticon)(Vehicle: Stag Beetle),

Menasor (Rank: Combiner/Stunticon)(Stunticons: WildRider, BreakDown, Dead End, Drag Strip & MotorMaster)(Weapon: Ionizer Sword),

Devastator (Rank: Combiner/Constructicon)(Constructicons: Hook, Long Haul, BoneCrusher, Scavenger, MixMaster & Scrapper)(Weapon: Drills).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be a celebration of the classic Transformers G1 TV series. Thus I conclude this article in the wise words of Optimus Prime: Autobots “Transform & Roll Out.”

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