Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming game Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.

 

Originally Released for the PS2 on March 16, 2006, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has been officially remastered for the PS4.

 

The main protagonists of this game are Vaan (Rebel Orphan)(Swords/Greatswords), Ashe (Dalmascan princess) (Katanas), Basch (Knight) (Swords/Spears), Balthier (Sky Pirate) (Guns), Fran(Viera) (Bows), Penelo (Vaan’s Childhood Friend) (Staffs).

 

The main antagonists of this game are Vayne (Archadian prince) and Gabranth  (Basch twin brother/Archadian judge)(Twin Swords).

 

An example of this game’s story is that the Archadian empire is waging war in an ongoing attempt towards world domination, thus resulting in the deaths of Reks (Dalmascan soldier/Vaan’s older brother), Rasler (Nabudisian prince/Ashe’s husband) and Raminas  (Dalmascan king/Ashe’s father).

 

In conclusion, I believe this game will be a bigger hit than its PS2 counterpart and is scheduled for release on July 11, 2017.

 

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Disney Magical World 2 (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to review the Nintendo 3DS game Disney Magical World 2.

 

This game is the 2016 sequel to the 2014 3DS game Disney Magical World with even more Disney worlds and characters to encounter, assist and spend time with.

 

The game takes place in a magical town called Castleton where you not only manage a cafe near favorable Disney characters such as Mickey, but you also can travel to six Disney worlds.

 

The six disney worlds are comprised of Disney’s Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Lilo & Stitch, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs and Winnie the Pooh.

 

Throughout this game, you discover ghostly beings of unknown origins are invading Castleton as well as all six Disney worlds and you must use special magic wands to use Disney magic to deal with them.

 

In each of the six Disney worlds you can attend Anna & Elsa’s Snowman Festival, have adventures as a mermaid/merman under the sea with Ariel, mine for gems with the Seven Dwarfs, surf and hula with Lilo & Stitch, help tackle trouble in Wonderland and have fun both farming and hanging out with Winnie the Pooh & friends.

In conclusion, I find this game truly Enchanting and am certain of it to be one of the embodiments of disney’s greatest magics.

Larimar Facts

Larimar facts

*”Early theories suggested Larimar was produced by the Sea, later by the earth’s volcanic movements. … The stone is formed when hot gases push crystallized minerals up though volcanic ‘tubes’. In order to mine and excavate the stone miners must identify these tubes and dig deeper and deeper into old volcanoes.”

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*Larimar stones were named after the ocean and the daughter of the man( Miguel Mendez) who rediscovered it, Larissa and Mar which means sea in many languages.

*Larimar is a form of pectolite. But it is the only specific form of this crystalline.

*It  was rediscovered in 1974. It was originally discovered in 1916. Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren asked permission to mine the blue stone he had found, but his request was denied and no one else knew of it until it’s rediscovery.

*Larimar stones are only found in the Caribbean sea in the Dominican republic on the island of Hispaniola.

The lost, little guinea pig.

 

Hi! My name is Max and,I know what you’re thinking, he’s a tiny, young, abandoned little pet with no collar. Now, Im waiting for the pet shop to open up their doors. A life on the run isn’t always what I wanted. I had it good until my stupid cage mate wanted to dare me to see how high I could jump on the trampoline and touch the top of the cage. Now, you’re probably wondering why did you take the dare in the first place? And you would be correct! But let’s start at the beginning. The day of my birth. My parents were the greatest. I was born in a rescue mission in Australia. Back then, you didn’t have rules, there was only a preserve, the den, my parents and me. Every couple of months a lucky little guy got to be picked out to become a candidate for adoption. You know who got picked out this time? It wasn’t me. It wasn’t my parents. It was always some other guinea pig that was fatter, cuter, fluffier and overall better looking. That was my life. I had everything I ever wanted; Food, shelter and loving parents that looked out for me. Then one day, I decided to ask mom and dad if I could take a walk outside my den. “ I don’t know sweetie” my mother said. “I promise, I’ll be careful”. “I would like to go and follow whatever that noise is that I hear every day” “you mean the human pets?” his mother replied? “Yes, so that’s what I hear” said the guinea pig uhmm… honey are you ok?” said his mother. “ Life is nice inside a rescue shelter but, if only I could see what’s beyond the grassy plain” he said. “But sweetie, you are-WE-are safe in our home. Besides there are hungry animals that would love nothing more than snacking on a plump, young, juicy guinea pig.”  “Now, go to sleep.” Our inspection is tomorrow and you may be picked out by a nice family.” she replied. “Ok…. mother” Later that night, I was sleeping when I had a dream. I was following a trail of cookie crumbs to what knows where and it led to a giant cookie on top of a mountain. Beyond, I could hear a voice calling me. “Come, join us; we have more cookies” more cookies…cookies….coookkkkiiiiessss………………………………………………………………….”Cock a doodle doo! I awoke the next morning . “Mom! Dad!” I had this really weird dream last night”. I was following these cookie crumbs and this voice kept saying ‘“come,join us we have more cookies”’! Then a giant cookie on top of a mountain!” Outside a guard was eating a snack and leaving crumbs behind as he walked back to his shift.” It looked like-” I looked around for a good example to tell them. “It looked like that” He pointed to a trail of crumbs on the floor at the bottom of his cage. “I must follow the crumbs!!” he started to run but, as he did his mother and father caught him by the skin of his tail. “You’re not going anywhere young man!” said his mother. “ thats right” his father agreed. “Now, eat your breakfast!” she demanded. After breakfast, I played with Mr. Amigo, my squishy mariachi toy. “Not fair! Not fair!” I was sad that I couldn’t leave the shelter. I thought my parents wanted more for me but I couldn’t even convince them that wanted to explore the world. I squashed that squeaky toy as hard as I could. Pop! Out came a little snack. The rescuers liked to put little goodies and treats inside our toys as a reward for good behavior. But I hadn’t been good. What was this treat doing inside “Mr. Amigo” so I ate the treat. “Yummy”! I exclaimed. Hmmm… let’s try this again. I ate one more. Then, I popped out another and another… and another…. “Oooohhh, I don’t feel good.” things were going great ! I would cry wolf then rescuers would come get me and then I would be taken to the infirmary where I would be loaded with Gas-X and released to quarantine where I would stay for a couple days and eventually be released into the great beyond. It worked and that’s how I ended up here.

The end

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview Star Wars episode VIII: The Last Jedi. This movie continues right off where episode VII left off with Rey meeting Luke Skywalker face to face for the 1st time. This movie features a cast of returning characters consisting of Daisy Ridley as Rey(a Force sensitive scavenger from Jakku), John Boyega as Finn(a Defective First-Order Stormtrooper), Andy Serkis(Gollum) as Snoke(the Supreme Leader of the First-Order), Adam Driver as Kylo Ren(Snoke’s Apprentice and leader of the Knights of Ren), Jimmy Vee as R2D2(AstroMech), Anthony Daniels as C3PO(Protocol Droid), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo both as Chewbacca(Wookie and Co-Pilot of the Millennium Falcon), Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker(The Last Jedi and Kylo Ren’s uncle) and Carrie Fisher in her final movie appearance as Leia Organa(Resistance General and Kylo Ren’s mother). On a minor note, Carrie Fisher finished her character recordings for this movie prior to her death. In conclusion, this movie will surely qualify and count as Carrie Fisher’s 5th Anniversary as Princess Leia in Star Wars episodes IV, V, VI VII and VIII and is scheduled to be released in theatres on Friday, December 15, 2017.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales(2017)(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. This movie is the 5th installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise while featuring both old and new characters. The cast of characters consist of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow who in this movie is not only the captain of the Black Pearl but also seeks the Trident of Poseidon which gives it’s bearer total control over the seas, Javier Bardem as Armando Salazar who in this movie is an undead pirate hunter who also seeks the Trident of Poseidon so he can eradicate every last pirate in the world which includes Captain Salazar’s old nemesis Jack Sparrow, Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner who is the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth who is a feisty and altruistic astronomer, Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs who is Jack Sparrow’s loyal friend and 1st mate, Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa who is the captain of the Queen Anne’s Revenge as well as Jack Sparrow’s former rival turned ally and Orlando Bloom returning as Will Turner who is the captain of the Flying Dutchman. This movie also features new additions such as a young Jack Sparrow and a location known as the Devil’s Triangle as well as finally featuring the return of Jack Sparrow’s Crew such as Pintel, Ragetti, Mr. Cotton and Mr. Cotton’s Parrot. In conclusion, this movie is a must see summer blockbuster which is due out in theatres on Friday May 26, 2017.

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My trip to the Out of Africa Wildlife Park

During my winter break from SEEDS I had fun with my family, celebrating Christmas, going on our yearly trip to Williams AZ., and the most interesting thing we did exploring Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde. When we got to the park we saw a big bird cage filled with different kinds of parrots and lovebirds. We the got on a shuttle to the other side of the park, it was a bumpy ride. There we saw other animals like, ring-tailed lemurs, marmosets, a sloth, lions, wolves, tigers, and hyenas.out-of-africa-131 We stopped for food then sat and watched the Tiger Splash show. The tigers were running around the pool playing with toys like giant house cats. It was cold hat day and I didn’t expect any of the tigers to go in the water, but once one of them noticed there was food on a raft it went for it and dived right in. out-of-africa-23But because it was cold and rainy the week we went, we had to track trough lots of mud. I was okay though because with all the fun I was having I didn’t mind getting muddy. There was a zip-line over the animals, my little sister was the only one of us brave enough to do it. She told me it was fun and didn’t feel like she was that high up. ziplineThe last thing we did was go on the safari tour. We got to go on the safari bus and drive around close to the animals. Also on the safari tour we could feed a giraffe or a camel named Humphrey. out-of-africa-104The all the other animals on the tour had teeth that would hurt if it bit you while trying to feed it. Some of the people put the treat near their face to get a giraffe kiss. A kid sitting behind me tried to do that to one of the giraffes named Pilgrim. But Pilgrim almost missed and got me, but I ducked in time and didn’t get a sticky giraffe kiss. At the end of the day we all had fun at The Out of Africa Wildlife park and would definitely recommend going to visit.out-of-africa-74

~Breanna D.

~All photos taken by Breanna D.