What Does It Take To Be a Good Friend?

“Friends are the sunshine of life.” – John Hay

Friendships enrich our lives, make us happy and provide us with a sense of purpose and belonging. At SEEDs for Autism we understand that making friends can be especially difficult for those on the autism spectrum. Our multifaceted program helps participants develop important social skills which empower them to interact with their peers, connect with others and build friendships. We asked our participants to share their thoughts on what it takes to be a good friend.

BRIANNA
A good friend is friendly, kind, helpful, someone you can talk to, spend some time with, and makes you laugh!

NATHAN B.
It takes a lot to be a good friend. For starters you need to be kind and friendly. You also need to be selfless and also need to be loyal as well. The final thing you need to be a good friend is to be funny and make them happy. That is what it takes to be a good friend.

CHRIS M.
I believe that a good friend will always be there to support you in achieving your goals, whether it’s a family member or a best friend. And sometimes you will have to be a good friend in order to support other people you know. A bad friend, however, would offer bad advice or lie to people, only to make things worse. Overall, being a good friend to others would depend on you. If you know what’s right or wrong, just do it.

MICHAEL B.
What makes a good friend? It is a question that passes through our minds at multiple times throughout our journey in life. This question guides and shapes our interactions, relationships and the future of every person we meet on planet earth. As a result, I believe the three qualities that make up a good friend are compassion, empathy and a good understanding of interpersonal relationships. Overall, these three traits when displayed correctly in the appropriate manner convey to others that they have the skills needed to be not just be a good friend, but an outstanding friend to rely on at any given time.

DANIEL N.
Getting to know the other person better is very important for friendships to form and sometimes they take years. Listening to the other party is fuel to form friendships.Talk about what the other party is interested in and topics that are appropriate for the conversation like “What do you like to do for fun?” Listen when the other party is talking to you and talk when it is your turn. In conclusion, friendships are very fragile and they need to be maintained.

JUSTIN M.
How to be a good friend: 1) Introduce yourself. 2) Tell funny jokes. 3) Make them happy. 4) Help them with a puzzle. 5) Shake hands.

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Hook (1991)(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie Hook. This movie was first released on December 11, 1991.

 

This movie centers around a “What If” scenario where a grown-up Peter Pan must return to Neverland and his childhood roots in order to save his son and daughter from the evil Captain Hook.

 

The cast of characters are:

Robin Williams as Peter Banning/Peter Pan,

Dustin Hoffman as Captain James Hook,

Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell,

Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee,

Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy Moira Angela Darling,

Charlie Korsmo as Jack (Peter Pan’s son),

Caroline Goodall as Moira (Peter Pan’s Wife/Wendy’s Granddaughter),

Amber Scott as Maggie (Peter Pan’s daughter),

Dante Basco as Rufio and Arthur Malet as Elder Tootles.

 

The locations in this movie are:

London,

Neverland,

Pirate Town,

The Jolly Roger,

Mermaid Lagoon,

Wendy’s home in Neverland and the home of the Lost Boys.

 

In conclusion, I learned from watching this movie the importance of preserving our imagination. I also learned from this movie that the value of living as well as living said life would be and is in fact “an awfully big adventure.”

 

Today I will attempt to make the factory-based creation of a Lego Minifigure sound interesting

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The birth of the little, yellow-skinned lads and lasses that will eventually become the Lego Minifgure begins as small, clear ABS plastic pellets. These are delivered straight to the molding factory via truck. They begin coloring it by adding dyes and colors to the plastic. Soon, the pellets are heated into another shape of plastic that almost looks similar to toothpaste at 230° celsius.

Next, the plastic is inserted through a tube into a molding machine. Each and every single Lego element has a mold. These molds shape the plastic into the Lego piece it was created to make.

Then the hot and nearly ready Lego parts are released from the mold, into a sorting machine. These machines are rather self explanatory; they sort the elements into groups.

Where they go from there depends. If they need printed decals, like the ever-popular minifigure face, machines will print them on the Lego piece itself, much like how you print documents onto paper. If the element does not require the printing treatment, it will simply avoid this step entirely.

Finally, the Legos are bagged for a Lego kit, and any big or important parts are inserted in with the bags. Instructions are boxed, and the boxes are inserted into bigger boxes for store shelves.

Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights (Review)

 

 

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights for the Sony PlayStation 2. This game is also available for the Microsoft Xbox as well as the Nintendo GameCube.

 

In this game, you play as Scooby Doo as he tries to solve the mystery of Professor Alexander Graham’s Disappearance as well as rescue his captured friends from a ghoul called The Mastermind and an assortment of Scooby Doo’s greatest foes. Don Knotts also guest-stars in this game as a Spooky Groundskeeper.

 

The cast of characters in this game are:

Scooby Doo,

Shaggy Rogers,

Fred Jones,

Daphne Blake,

Velma Dinkley,

Professor Alexander Graham & Holly Graham.

 

The antagonists in this game are:

The Mastermind (Boss/Main Villain),

The Black Knight (Boss/Episode: What a Night for a Knight),

The Ghost of Redbeard the Pirate (Boss/Episode: Go Away Ghost Ship),

The Green Ghost (Boss/Episode: A Night of Fright is No Delight),

Caveman (Episode: Scooby’s Night with a Frozen Fright),

The Creeper(Episode: Jeepers, It’s the Creeper),

Funland Robot (Episode: Foul Play in Funland),

Captain Cutler the Ghost Diver (Episode: A Clue for Scooby Doo),

Geronimo (Episode: Decoy for a Dognapper),

Headless Spectre (Episode: Haunted House Hang-Up),

Space Kook (Episode: Spooky Space Kook),

Tar Monster (Episode: The Tar Monster) and the Witch Doctor (Episode: A Tiki Scare is No Fair).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be really fun and incredibly hilarious, especially during certain points in the game when you hear audience-based laughter in the background because when I hear said laughter in the background it makes me feel like I’m actually part of the Scooby-Doo! TV franchise.

The PageMaster (1994)(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie The PageMaster. This movie was first released on November 23, 1994.

 

This movie mostly takes place in an Illustrated World of Fictional and Non-Fictional stories which are divided into three areas. The three areas are The Horror Realm, The Land of Adventure and The World of Fantasy.

 

The Fictional and Non-Fictional stories and characters featured in this movie are the Kraken from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea,

the Demon Dog from Sherlock Holmes: The Hounds of Baskerville,

the Raven from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven,

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde from Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,

Ghosts from Miscellaneous Ghost Stories,

Captain Ahab and Moby Dick from Moby Dick,

Long John Silver and his Pirate Crew from Treasure Island,

the Little People from Gulliver’s Travels,

Mother Goose, Pan the Satyr, Fairies and a Dragon from Miscellaneous Fairy Tales,

the Magic Carpet from 1001 Arabian Nights,

the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland and the Beanstalk from Jack & the Beanstalk.

 

The cast of characters are Macaulay Culkin as Richard Tyler,

Christopher Lloyd as Mr. Dewey the Librarian/the PageMaster: Keeper of the Books and Guardian of the Written World,

Patrick Stewart as the voice of Adventure

Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of Fantasy and Frank Welker as the voice of Horror.

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be truly Inspirational as well as educational in teaching us on how to broaden our imaginations/horizons in a big way.

Marvel’s Captain America(Movie Trilogy)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review all three Marvel’s Captain America Movies. The three movies are Captain America: The First Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.

 

Captain America: The First Avenger takes place during World War II circa 1941. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (main hero)(Super-Soldier),

Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull (Main Villain)(Leader of HYDRA), 

Peggy Carter (Steve’s girlfriend)(US Agent),

James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes (Steve’s friend/sidekick)(US Sergeant),

Howard Stark (Steve’s friend)(Tony Stark’s father) and Arnim Zola (HYDRA scientist/biochemist).

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier involves Captain America as he combats the HYDRA Organization that has infested the World-Wide Peacekeeping organization, SHIELD. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (Super-Soldier),

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (SHIELD Agent/Spy),

Sam Wilson/Falcon (Steve’s friend) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier.

 

Captain America: Civil War involves Captain America as the Avengers are divided into a big-time, war-faring fallout. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (Super Soldier),

Sam Wilson/Falcon,

Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier,

Clint Barton/Hawkeye,

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch,

Scott Lang/Ant-Man,

Tony Stark/Iron Man,

James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine (US Colonel),

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow,

T’Challa/Black Panther,

Vision,

Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Brock Rumlow/Crossbones.

 

In conclusion, I found these movies to showcase Captain America’s life and adventures as a true american hero. Praise Excelsior, Captain America. I salute you!

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Crusaders For The Future (Update July 1 2017)

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Hi, Everybody. 

Good news! I have a staff member from SEEDS helping me with development on my game proposal. His name is Brandon P and he’s a talented artist like I am. He’s developing the main logo design for “Crusaders” and helping me come up with new ideas.

I’m hoping that Brandon will help me put everything together in my proposal and that he’ll continue to encourage me with his knowledge of video games. He really cares about me succeeding and believes in what I can do.

 

Anyway, I’m still working on story and character development. It will take me some time, but here are some gameplay ideas that I would like to share with you. .

  • When your warrior spirit gauge is full, you can summon your crusader armor into battle.
  • The Crusader armor makes your character more powerful and capable of defeating certain enemies.
  • You may have the freedom to switch back to your character’s ordinary form, but you’ll have to wait until your gauge is filled up again.