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A group of my peers and I as well as our instructor went out to promote our sale for Thursday April 20 2017. We went around to local businesses to promote the event. We went to a tattoo parlor, a gallery and a furniture shop. We told the owners of the shops about what we do as well as the sale. One of the people we interacted with was a woman who works with nonprofits to raise money for them.I stepped out of my comfort zone when passing out flyers to businesses. It was weird for me because I have never done anything like that before. It was cool to interact with the different managers to promote our sale but it was different and unique experience for me.
#1 Sugar Glider
Size: 12 – 13 in. (24 – 30 cm.)
Weight: 3 – 5 oz. (85 – 142 gm.)
Sugar gliders are found in Northern, Southern, and Eastern Australia. They live in large family groups from 15 – 30 or even more gliders. Like kangaroos and koalas, sugar gliders are marsupials. As their name states, sugar gliders can glide through the air. They use flaps of skin that they have attached between their arms like a hang glider to jump from tree to tree. (just like flying squirrels) I like sugar gliders not just because of their adorable faces, but also because I got to hold and pet one of my friends’ pet sugar gliders. I had never seen or even heard of a sugar glider, until I visited my friends in another state and saw the little guys. After that I asked my one of my friends if I could make a character based on him, but as a sugar glider. He said yes and named his character Tipit after his favorite sugar glider. I have loved sugar gliders ever since.
*Sugar gliders are nocturnal. (sleep during the day/ stay up all night.)
*Baby sugar gliders are called joeys, just like kangaroos and koalas.
*Sugar gliders can live up to 15 years in captivity. The average lifespan is 3 – 5 years in the wild.
*They can be kept as pets in certain parts of the world. But in the US there are some states where you can’t. These states are California, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Breanna’s drawing of her cat, Peaches 2 playing with a piece of plastic.
Godzilla was my favorite character of all time since I was a child. He’s a dinosaur that stands like a human and shoots plasma fire out of his mouth. He’s crossed between Tyrannosaurus Rex, Iguanodon, and Stegosaurus because of his dorsal spines on his back. In Japan, he was known as Gojira. In USA he was called Godzilla. His origins revealed that he was a normal irradiated dinosaur that was mutated by the atomic bomb turning him into a giant atomic monster. He swims in the ocean and destroys buildings in cities like Japan. He also fights monsters like King Ghidorah, the three headed dragon, Gigan, an alien, and Mechagodzilla his robotic counterpart. He also has monsters that he fought that became allies such as Rodan a pterosaur, Anguirus an ankylosaur, and Mothra a giant moth.
He shoots a beam of blue plasma fire out of his mouth when his dorsal spines glow. He first started out as a villain and later became a hero by saving the world. He’s also a father because of a baby Godzilla like him, and he’s an environmentalist, because he’s saving the earth from an Smog Monster called Hedorah. He comes in different designs throughout the years as he was starring in 28 movies. Some excluded the 1998 American remake film which features an Iguana like dinosaur creature. He was famous for his trademark roar and atomic breath. In the legendary film of the reboot series of Godzilla, he was the force of nature, fighting those that disrupt the balance and restoring nature’s balance back to normal. In the 2014 film Godzilla was a prehistoric amphibious monster from the Permian period. He lay dormant in the center of the earth consuming radiation until he rose to the Present day fighting the new creatures called Mutos, parasitic monsters that have the same origin as Godzilla. M.U.T.O means Massive-Unidentified-Terrestrial-Organism. The Legendary Godzilla’s design was inspired by the Grizzly Bear, Bald Eagle, Komodo Dragon, Lion and an American Alligator. And that’s how Godzilla became the most popular culture monster.
Photo of Daniel drawing Godzilla by Jenna