Spyro: Reignited Trilogy(Preview)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to talk about the upcoming game Spyro: Reignited Trilogy for the PlayStation 4.

This game is comprised of all three PlayStation 1 Spyro the Dragon games remastered exclusively for the PlayStation 4 which in fact are Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon.

 

Spyro the Dragon marks the beginning of Spyro’s adventures quests to free the dragon population from their Crystalised Prisons, liberate all six Dragon Homeworlds from enemy occupation, recover all of the stolen gems and vanquish the evil Gnasty Gnorc.

The Dragon Homeworlds are listed as Artisans, Peace Keepers, Magic Crafters, Beast Makers, Dream Weavers and Gnasty’s World.

 

Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage takes place after the events of Spyro the Dragon.

While on his way to Dragon Shores for a well deserved vacation, Spyro makes an unexpected detour to the mystical realm of Avalar which is under constant threat from the evil, imperial wizard Ripto as well as from from Ripto’s Lackeys Gulp and Crusher.

In this game, Spyro makes new friends here such as Elora (a Faun), Hunter (a Cheetah), the Professor (a Mole), Moneybags (a Bear) and Zoe (a Fairy).

Avalar’s HomeWorlds consist of three major areas that are known as the Summer Forest, the Autumn Plains and the Winter Tundra.

 

Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon takes place after the events of Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage.

In this game, Spyro and Hunter travel to the Forgotten Realms (the dragon’s original homelands from a thousand years ago) to recover all the dragon eggs which were stolen by the the Evil Sorceress (the Forgotten Realms’ dictatorial monarch) and her army of Rhynocs.

In this game, Spyro makes new friends/allies such as Sheila the Kangaroo, Sgt. James Byrd (a Flying, Military Penguin equipped with Twin Rocket Launchers), Bentley the Super-Intelligent Yeti and Agent 9 (a Space Monkey/Secret Agent).

The Forgotten Realms’ Homeworlds consist of 4 major areas that are known as Sunrise Spring, Midday Gardens, Evening Lake and Midnight Mountain.

 

In conclusion, I think it’s so cool that they’re bringing back spyro for a new and improved encore performance.

This game will be available for a heated purchase on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 so be sure to be ready for a fiery unveiling.

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Wombat

Wombat

By Chris M.

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This little furry critter is called a Wombat. It’s an adorably short-legged quadrupedal, or four-legged, mammal that is native to Australia.

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Australia is the only continent that’s home to the Wombat.

 

These little vombatidae members belong to a family of Australian animals called Marsupials, like the Kangaroo and the Koala.Image result for wombat
If you think a Wombat is too stubby to move around quickly, then you haven’t seen them running away from you. Their speed can reach maximum when threatened. But if they can’t escape, they can curl up into a furry ball. What is fascinating is that wombats have  super solid behinds that protect them from predators, like Dingos.

Image result for wombatUnfortunately, not even a protective behind can save a wombat from getting hit by a car. Many wombats get killed when crossing busy roads, with lots of cars going from left to right. In fact, more wombats are killed by cars along with any other animal unfortunate enough to cross a busy road.

Image result for wombatBut there will be hope. Many conservationists in Australia are rescuing wombat babies that could’ve died inside their dead mums’ pouches. Then they get released back into the wild when they’re old enough.

Image result for wombatI do volunteer work at the AZ Humane Society where we rescue many pets and care for them until they are ready for adoptions. So I feel relieved that there are many people out there who care for these animals.

X-Men(Anime Mini-Series)(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime mini-series X-Men. This series was first released in 2011 and is made up of 12 episodes in total.

 

The locations in this series are the X-Mansion as well as locations in Japan which consist of the Tohoku Region, the headquarters of the U-Men and the Sasaki Institute (a Mutant Academy in Japan).

 

The main protagonists in this series are Scott Summers aka Cyclops (mutant power: Optic Energy Blasts), Logan aka Wolverine (mutant powers: Heightened Senses, Accelerated Healing & Adamantium Claws/Skeleton), Ororo Munroe aka Storm (mutant power: Manipulation of the Earth’s Weather), Hank McCoy aka Beast (mutant powers: Heightened senses & SuperHuman Strength/Agility), Emma Frost aka White Queen (mutant powers: Telepathic abilities as well as the ability to transform her physical self into solid diamond thereby making herself both immune to any and all psionic abilities as well as render herself indestructible), Hisako Ichiki aka Armor (mutant power: the ability to create/generate a Psionic Exoskeleton Body-Armor around herself thereby granting her SuperHuman Strength, Reflexes, Stamina, Endurance, Agility, Dexterity & Durability) and Charles Xavier aka Professor X (mutant power: Telepath).

 

The main antagonists in this series are the U-Men (an organization comprised entirely of psychotic mercenaries whose goal is to capture mutants thus the U-men then in turn dissect them in order to harvest the organs of said mutants thus the U-Men then in turn graft the mutant’s organs onto themselves thereby bypassing the evolutionary process of the human race) as well as a mutant terrorist group known as the Inner Circle. The 4 mutants that make up  the Inner Circle are Rat (mutant power: the ability to generate metal spikes from any part of his body), Marsh (mutant power: Shape-Shifter), Neuron (mutant power: Sensory Amplification) and MasterMind (mutant powers: Psionic Illusions/Mind Control).

 

In conclusion, I found that this series showcases the X-men’s struggles taking place in a completely new environment in their quest to accomplish Professor X’s dream in maintaining/preserving a peaceful world where humans & mutants can work and live together in total harmony.

One Piece(Anime Series)(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series One Piece. The series takes place following the World Government’s public execution of the Pirate King Gol D. Roger aka Gold Roger, but the Pirate King’s final words in turn usher in the Great Pirate Age (you want my treasured legacy then you can have it for everything that is mine has been gathered together in one place).

 

Most of the characters possess supernatural abilities which they acquired from eating Devil Fruits. The Devil Fruits in this series into 3 different categories consisting of Paramecia (supernatural abilities-mystical), Logia (supernatural abilities-physical & mystical) and Zoan (supernatural abilities thereby resulting in a physical transformation from Human to Animal).

 

The protagonists in this series are the StrawHat Pirates which are comprised of Monkey D. Luffy (the Straw Hat’s Captain whose dream is to be the next Pirate King)(Paramecia: Gum-Gum Fruit), Roronoa Zoro (a Pirate Hunter turned Pirate whose dream is to be the greatest swordsman in the world)(Zoro specializes in the 3 sword style which is where he wields three katanas in battle), Nami (the Straw Hat’s Navigator whose dream is to chart the entire world), Usopp (the Straw Hat’s Sharpshooter whose dream is to be a gallant warrior of the sea, just like his father Yasopp)(Usopp wields a giant slingshot in battle), Vinsmoke Sanji (the Straw Hat’s Cook (Sanji specializes in a kick-based fighting style), Tony Tony Chopper (the Straw Hat’s Doctor as well as a blue-nosed reindeer)(Zoan: Human-Human Fruit),Nico Robin (the Straw Hat’s Archaeologist)(Paramecia: Flower-Flower Fruit), Franky (the Straw Hat’s Shipwright)(Franky is a Cola-powered Cyborg with superhuman strength) and Humming Brook/Dead Bones Brook/Soul King Brook (the Straw Hat’s Musician)( Brook wields a Shikomizue/japanese cane sword in battle)(Paramecia: Revive-Revive Fruit).

 

In conclusion, I found this series to be equal in popularity to both Naruto and Dragon Ball in series length as well as series storyline.

My Experience Taking Dial-A-Ride

Developing Life Skills is exceedingly important for young adults on the autism spectrum. Whether it’s preparing our own food, practicing good hygiene or advocating for ourselves – all these practices contribute greatly to our quality of life and sense of independence. At SEEDs for Autism we empower our participants to step outside of their comfort zones and become more self-reliant. Many of our participants have started using public transportation to get to and from SEEDs and inspirational stories like Daniel’s encourage others to take this important step toward independence. 

Hello my name is Daniel N. and I’m going to be writing about my experience taking Dial-A-Ride. Dial-A-Ride has provided me with a sense of independence. The first time I took Dial-A-Ride I had moderate anxiety because I did not know what to expect from them. They have a half hour window until they have to arrive. When they arrive I present my DAR card to the driver and he / she drops me off at Seeds. They are required to sign me in for safety reasons because when I sign in my boss knows I arrived at my destination safely. The bus is usually a van but sometimes they get overloaded with requests. If they are overloaded they will send a taxi as a backup for the main bus, that way I can still get to my destination on time. I would recommend Dial- A-Ride to anybody who needs it.

https://www.valleymetro.org/dial-ride

Captain N: The Game Master(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the TV series Captain N: The Game Master. This TV series is comprised of 34 episodes which takes place in an alternate universe called Videoland which consists of classic NES worlds and characters.

 

The NES worlds in Videoland are Bayouland (The Adventures of Bayou Billy), Castlevania, Dragon’s Den (Dragon Warrior), Excalibur (Wizards & Warriors), Final Fantasy, Kongoland (Donkey Kong), Hyrule (The Legend of Zelda), Megaland (Mega Man), Metroid, News World (Paperboy), Mount Icarus (Kid Icarus), Tetris, Puss ‘N Boots (Puss ‘N Boots: Pero’s Great Adventure), Nottingham (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) and Punch-Out!!

 

The protagonists of this series are Captain N (main hero), Duke (Captain N’s pet dog), Lana (princess of Videoland), Simon Belmont (Castlevania), Mega Man,Roll, Rush & Dr. Light (Megaland), Link & Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda), Kid Icarus (Mount Icarus) and Bayou Billy (The Adventures of Bayou Billy).

 

The antagonists of this series are Mother Brain (Metroid), King Hippo (Punch-Out!!), Eggplant Wizard & Medusa (Mount Icarus), Ganon & Rebonack (The Legend of Zelda), Dr. Wily (Megaland), The Count (Castlevania) and Dragonlord (Dragon’s Den).

 

In conclusion, I found this TV series to be the greatest collaboration of Nintendo games to ever be televised as a fully animated cartoon of golden proportions.

A look at some of the Videoland worlds featured on the show. This is actually the menu from the DVD set.

 

Hershey’s Chocolate by Sydney

Hershey’s Chocolate Company has been around since 1894 and the founder, Milton Hershey, created such favorites as M&MS and Krackel Bars. The Hershey’s Company is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Their products are sold in over 60 countries worldwide. They are a member of the World Cocoa Foundation. In 1903, Milton Hershey began construction of a cocoa plant in Derry Church, Pennsylvania, which was later renamed Hershey. The plant workers and their families lived there and Milton Hershey held social events for them. They also introduced a new product, Hershey’s Kisses, in 1907. The process to wrap the new product was long and hard until machine wrapping was introduced in 1921. They added the paper ribbon at the same time to make sure it was a real Hershey’s product. Their other products included: Mr.Goodbar, Hershey’s syrup, chocolate chips and the Krackel Bar. In conclusion, Hershey’s chocolate is my favorite chocolate.