Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rollerboy 2

OMG, I used to love playing this game, Rollerboy2, as a little kid! I can't believe I found it again! Hahaha! Yayyyyy!

I never played the first Rollerboy, but I remember somehow picking this game up on some game website in the library, and just playing it all the time with my sister!

This old Java game still seems to hold up pretty well. Or maybe it's just my nostalgia for it at work... But you get to choose between a ninja boy and a dreadlock girl (I like the ninja better), and you collect gold rings, and bounce on green aliens/snakes/blob things to kill them, and, and... it's just so cool! ^_^

I hope I don't get addicted to it again... O_o

Edit: There doesn't seem like a way I can be addicted to this game again. There's something wrong with level 6 that won't let me play any farther. ~,~ Oh well. It's still as fun as I remember it. Just a little taste was enough anyway.

The Crystals of Rock and Roll

(The title is kind of subject to change. I'm not sure what else to call it, though, and it's the best fit. =P)

Enjoy reading this play! You can either simply picture the scenes happening in your head, or you can make your own puppets and perform it yourself with friends! I don't mind. Just tell me about it, and let me know how well you like this story. ^_~

Introducing the players of our show:
  • Leslie (Me)
  • Tyler (Annette)
  • Isabella
  • King Elvis
  • Random
  • Some Dude
  • Guardian of Rock
  • Guardian of And
  • Guardian of Roll
  • Vampire gang
  • Flame


Flame: Hello and welcome, everybody! We’ve got a great show for you tonight. Just sit back, relax, and if any of you get out of your seats or don’t enjoy the show, I will personally come over there and rip your head off!
Tyler: Don’t worry, folks. Flame has anger management issues. She’s taking a workshop for that. I think...
F: Where are my assorted muffins? I’m about to lose it!
T: Oh, sorry! Coming!

(Scene 1, The Castle)

(Enter Leslie and Tyler)
Leslie: Isn’t it a wonderful day in the land of Oo?
T: Yeah, it sure is. What do you think we’ll do today?
(Alarm noises sound)
L: Oh no! It’s the alarm!
T: That must mean that something is wrong. We should go to the king and see what’s the matter.
(Enter a sickly-looking King Elvis)
L: King Elvis, what is happening?
King Elvis: (groan) I’m dying!
T: Oh dear! Is there anything we can possibly do for you, your majesty?
KE: (weak voice) Find me the Crystals of Rock and Roll.
(L and T gasp)
T: The crystals! Those will solve everything!
L: Don’t worry King, we’ll be on it. Let’s get our sister Isabella to come with us.
(Enter Isabella): Hi guys. What’s up?
L: Isabella, will you help us find the Crystals of Rock and Roll?
I: Sure. I’ll go get my things.
(L, T, KE and I all exit.)
(Enter Random): (whispers to audience) Banana.(R exits.)

(Scene 2, The Forest)

(Enter L, T and I)
I: So what is our first stop, anyway?
T: Well, we’re looking for the Crystals of Rock and Roll, so the first crystal we need to find must be Rock.
L: I sure hope we find it soon. This forest is creeping me out.
(Mysterious, scary hissing noise off-stage)
L: (gasp) What was that?
(Enter F, hissing)
L, T and I: Ahhh! A vampire!
F: Who are you, and how dare you intruders trespass on my forest?
T: We’re sorry! All we’re trying to do is look for the Crystal of Rock.
(Enter R) Banana!
L, T, I and F: Who are you?
R: I am Random. (Pause) Banana! (R exits)
F: Okaaaay... Anyway, did I hear you guys say you’re looking for the Crystal of Rock?
I: Uh-huh.
F: Oh, well it’s right over there.
L: Oh, thank you.
F: Can I go with you? I bet I can be of some assistance to you guys.
L: Yeah, sure. You can come along.
(All pretend to walk, approach Guardian of Rock, a tiger shaped statue)
T: Well, here’s the Guardian of the Crystal of Rock. The statue looks so life-like...
(Guardian roars. The 4 adventurers scream in surprise.)
Guardian of Rock: Who disturbs my slumber? Who are you puny mortals?
T: Um, we are, uh, Tyler the Humble, uh, Leslie the Meek, Isabella the Small, and...
F: And I am Flame. I don’t like you.
GoR: Silence! What is it that you seek?
L: We want the Crystal that you protect, to take back to King Elvis so he can be cured.
GoR: I will give it to you...IF...you say the magic word.
F: Magic word? What magic word?
T: I don’t know the magic word.
I: May we please have the Crystal of Rock, mister Guardian?
GoR: (Pause) Yes. Yes you may. Here.
I: Thank you!
GoR: You’re welcome. (GoR vanishes)
L: Wow, that was easy. On to the Crystal of And!
(All cheer “yay!” and exit)
(Vampire gang walks on-stage) We want blooooood!!!! (Vg exits)

(Scene 3, The Volcano)

(Enter L, T, I and F)
T: Look, it’s the Guardian of And!
(Enter Guardian of And, who is a phoenix) Hello. Are you looking for my crystal?
L, T, I and F: Yes, we are.
GoA: It’s at the top of my volcano here. Good luck! (GoA exits)
I: How do we get to the top of that volcano? It’s so hot and full of lava.
F: Well, I can fly up there and get it for you guys.
L, T and I: Really? You’d do that?
F: Sure. Why did you think I was called Flame? (F exits)
L: Well, I guess all we can do is wait for her to come back.
(Vg pops out) We want your bloooooooood!
(L, T and I scream. Random puppet fight/chase ensues)
(Flame comes back) Hey! No one tries to attack my friends, except for me! Hiss!
(Vg runs away)
T: Wow, thanks for saving us, Flame. That was a close one!
I: What about the crystal? Were you able to get it?
F: Sure, don’t worry. I have it right here.
L: Fantastic! We’ve got 2 of the crystals. Now, on to the...
(R pops out and immediately interupts) Banana!
I: On to the banana?
F: Hey, it’s you again!
(Enter Some Dude) You know, you should listen to Random.
R: That’s right. Banana! (R and SD exit)
L: As I was saying... on to the Crystal of Roll, everybody!
(All cheer “yay!” and exit)

(Scene 4, The River)

(Enter L, T, I and F)
F: When are we gonna be done with this stinking mission? I have a forest to protect.
T: All we need to do now is find the Crystal of Roll, and we can go home to heal King Elvis.
(Enter Guardian of Roll, a water guardian, on opposite side of stage.)
I: Oh look, there’s the guardian, on that little island over there. (shout) Hey, Mr. Guardian of Roll! Can we please have your crystal?
GoR2: Of course, my dear adventurers. If you are able to reach my island, you can have my crystal. Here’s a tip: none of you can get it on your own.
L: Hmm. How are we going to do this?
F: Er, don’t look at me. I’m not going to fly over there. I’m afraid of water. (Voice hardens) Don’t tell anyone!
I: I’m scared too. I’ll stay here with Flame.
L: Gee, then I guess it’s just up to you and me, Tyler.
T: Hey, I know! I’m a pretty tall guy. Maybe I can act as a bridge, and you can cross me and get the crystal.
L: Brilliant, Tyler! That’s teamwork!
(T lies down and makes a bridge, L walks on top of him to island)
GoR2: Good job, adventurers. You have done well. You may have the crystal of Roll.
L: Oh, thank you very much, sir!
GoR2: Oh, by the way, I forgot to tell you. These are shark-infested waters. You may want to ska-doodle. (GoR2 exits)
(Everyone screams, L rushes back to other side)
T: Hey, don’t forget me!
(L and friends pull T up just in the nick of time, before a shark pops out of the water and chomps him!)
I: Wow, that was a close one.
R: Banana!
L: Wha? You again?
SD: I’m telling you, you should really listen to Random!
R: Yeah, I’m warning you... Banana! (R and SD exit)
L: (sigh) Whatever. We have all the crystals, everyone! Now we can go home and save the king!
(All cheer “yay!” and exit)

(Scene 5, The Finale)

(Enter L, T, I and F)
T: Well, goodbye Flame. It was... nice, having you with us on our adventures.
I: Yeah, thanks so much for helping us and saving our butts!
F: Don’t mention it.
I: I mean, you were awesome when you...
(F interrupts) Eh-vur! (Flame exits)
L: Uh, bye. Well, looks like all we gotta do now is cure Elvis
(Enter KE, wheezing) What took you guys so long? I’m almost dead!
L: Quick Tyler, crush the crystals into a healing potion!
T: Right, I’m on it!
(T makes potion off stage, comes back, gives it to KE, who turns all better.)
KE: Elvis liiiiiiives! Uh-huh-huh! Thank ya, thank ya very much!
I: Haha, well I guess all’s well that ends we... whoa! (I slips on banana peel that appears out of nowhere) Ouch!
T: Oh my gosh, Isabella! Are you okay?
L: Huh... what the heck is a banana peel doing here, anyway?
(Enter R) I TOLD you about the banana, but would anyone listen to me? NO! No one ever listens to Random! Hmph!(R exits.)
(All puppets look at each other in confusion)
KE: (sings) That is the eeeeeeend!
(All puppets come out for a curtain call bow) Thank you, thank you very much!

My first ever screen-play!

While I was at camp this last week, I got to lead the kids in puppet making, and they helped contribute ideas for a whole puppet show!

My gosh, the imaginations on those children, you would not believe... crazy ideas flying all over the place! Funny character names, outrageous scenes... it was honestly all I could do to collect all of their precious nuggets, and turn them into a story that people could follow along! Annette helped me out a ton, writing the script...

After one or 2 brainstorming sessions with the kids, my twin and I sat down for a while and wrote an entire screen-play fit for an adorable puppet-show. Reading through it, the story only took several minutes to tell! Which is amazing, because it took us 2 hours or something to write! O_o

On Friday, we had a talent show, and we were to present this hilarious little story for the kids' parents and some other guests. When it was our turn to come up, though, I had no idea where the script was! *gasp!* We hadn't had that much rehearsal or preparation with the children, but we didn't have any time to look for the script. >,<

Well, the show went on, without our script. We had the kids improvise a lot, and clued them in when they forgot their lines. And you know what? The audience LOVED it!
I could hardly believe it, but we were a success! ^,^ The kids were fantastic. People liked the story!

It might be a bunch of nonsense, really, but I've decided to post the puppet-show script, after this post. Just for your entertainment. ^_~ Hope it makes you smile a little. Please let me know how you like it!

Back from camp!

Sorry, I have actually been back since Sunday. I've just been taking a while to get used to being home again... and not at camp anymore...

OMG, I honestly had the best fun ever! For my first time at a summer camp, it was amazing! It was the absolute perfect one for my brother, sister and me. I loved being a counselor, and hanging out with all the kids and other counselors/staff there. Everyone was so smart, and beautiful, and amazing, and funny, and friendly, and just plain awesome!!!

The camp itself was the best. The food was good. I learned a lot of stuff. I got to sleep in a tent for a whole week, which was pretty cool. Although sometimes it wasn't so cool. Our tent didn't keep rain out very well, and it stormed hard a few times. A lot of our stuff got soggy and ruined. Towels, our camera, a few books. Including one of my favorite journals. !,! *so sad*
That meant we had to share a tent with friends sometimes, then. =P But in a way, that was really cool too!!! I had some pretty cool friends to tent with. ^,^

(sigh) I'm really really really going to miss camp. I had so much fun every day. When I was there, it felt like I was there for a month instead of a week... but now that I'm home, it feels like I was only there for a day or something. Like it was all just a dream...

Happily, I plan on going back to that same camp resort in just a couple of weeks' time. For a different kind of event, not camp. I'll get to see some of my special friends again. ^_^ I can barely wait!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Gone fishing

Nah, I'm just kidding. I don't even eat fish. But I did want you guys to know that I won't be blogging for the next week or so, since I'll be off at camp with my brother and sister.

I've never exactly gone to a summer camp before, but this week I'm actually going to be a camp councilor. I'm really excited about that! Annette will teach campers how to draw, and I'm going to lead them in creative writing exercises. How awesome is that?! Adam will be one of the campers. ^_^

So yeah, I guess I'm going to take a little vacation from the internet. If you leave me any comments, I'll read them when I get home. See you guys later.

Stay cool, and have a wonderful Summer!

It's over...

Well, my brother, sister and I saw it. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2. We went to the midnight showing last night. (We purchased the tickets hours ahead, so we avoided the lines. ^,~)

Here is what I thought: this film, the last of the Harry Potters, was quite awesome in it's own right. It was extremely true to the book and was as action-packed as the trailers promised it would be. But you have NOT experienced the movie properly unless you were at the midnight showing!

Imagine, being part of an audience of teenagers and hyped up Potter-fans who cheered when the advertisements stopped showing, and whooped appreciatively every time something amazing and epic happened! I had such a blast! I don't believe I've ever done it before.

I can probably list all the times I heard the crowd make audible reactions:

During the previews, a trailer for "Breaking Dawn, part 1" played, and when Jacob took his shirt off... Well, you can probably guess. Team Jacob girls screamed and guys groaned. =P

When the Warner Bros. logo and Harry Potter titles appeared in the beginning. "Whooooo! Yeah! Let's get this thing started!"

Then there weren't many big reactions until closer to the end, with the big battle at Hogwarts and all. But I could appreciate how quiet the audience got when things got honestly suspenseful.

There was a great kiss that we reacted to ^_^ (I'm not saying whose kiss, in case you haven't even read the books), and then there was the very end, when the title came up that said "19 Years Later", just like it does in the book. Everyone whooped for that, because it's one of the things every Potter fan has been looking forward to!!!

My brother actually cried through the whole epilogue scene. !_! I wanted to cry too, but just couldn't. I remember years ago, when we read the book for the first time, that I'd cried in the end. I guess I just didn't feel sad. I felt happy, and content, and glad that the movie had been so well-made. Glad that I was finished.

It's over...

Well, until Pottermore.com launches, that is... ^_~