Looking Back

When I look back through the whole year and see how our class has grown I am just amazed at how much everyone has changed since the beginning of the year.

I think that the one place we all changed is Hornby camp because we were all in the same place for two whole nights and almost three days we all changed because we got to learn more about each other and we had to stay in the same place for most of the week. We changed physically we changed mentally and some of us just stayed the same. We all grew physically because we experienced tough times with the activities and some of us even got sick and puked (naming no names just follow this link) he wasn’t feeling well before but the salad must have just come right back up so we were all up really late and the next day we didn’t want to get out of bed. We all faced some challenges like Hayden flipping over in his kayak, my tent getting ripped, and many other things that I don’t have the attention span to list. So we all faced challenges especially at the climbing tower where no one wanted to go first but once it was there turn they just dominated it and felt great.  We all really liked the food because it tasted so good and after that I think we all wanted to go back to the good food of Hornby.

Everybody has grown this year in more ways than you can count but after everything that we have done in Div.16 I think that everyone had a very memorible year.

Hornby Shoreline By: ecstaticist

Flyff (Fly for Fun)

Hey everybody. I know that I have already written about two other online games but I just really wanted to write about this one. Flyff is a really odd game but has some really cool bonus’ one of them is that if you find a high level person they will most likely give you quite a bit of money so that you can afford you armor and weapons. There are four jobs in Flyff, Mercenary (close ranged, swords and axes), Acrobat (sort of long ranged, yo yo’s and bows), Magician ( long ranged, wands and staffs), and assists ( knucklers, and some sort of stick) to get any of these jobs you have to be level 15 and to become a mercenary or an assist you stay in Flarine but if you are becoming a Magician you have to go to Saint Morning and if you are becoming an acrobat you have to go to Darkon. There are four skills you can put up intelligence (for magicians and assists, makes magic and buffs more powerful). Strength (for mercenaries and acrobat’s, don’t put up a lot of it  for an acrobat but keep a balance so you don’t have 80 dexterity and like only 18 strength, puts up attack strength for most things except wands). Dexterity ( for acrobats and if you want mercenaries but if you do put it up on a mercenary don’t put it up very much puts up bow and yo yo power and attack speed). Stamina ( for most jobs, puts up health and defense). In Flyff you start off as what people would call a Vagrant which is basically a begginer as a vagrant you get three attacks you can use you get the first one at level three, the second at level five, and the last at level ten. If you are becoming a mercenary then put four points on the first attack, max the second attack, and max the third attack but if you are becoming any of the other jobs don’t put any on them. The really cool thing is that even if you are becoming a magician as a vagrant you can still put up all of you points on strength because once you get your job all of the skills go back to fifteen (that is what they start out as) so you can still put up intelligence or whatever you need (this works for every job). Once you pick your job you have that job until level 60 which is when you get your second job. You are probably wondering why it is called fly for fun that is because at level 20 you can buy a board or broom that will let you fly around which will be a lot faster than walking especially if you have the best board (or broom) you go so fast you will never walk anywhere again once you have the best board.

Assists

All of the jobs are really fun but can be hard at times, like if you are an Assist you can decide to either have all intelligence, all stamina or a mix, If you have all intelligence than your buffs will last longer (buffs: abilities you can use to increase Dexterity, Strength, Intelligence etc.), If you are all stamina then you can go into high leveled places and buff people except they only last for like 100 seconds, but if you have a mix you will have quite high hp and your buffs will be quite long so I would definitely pick a mix but that’s not my choice. As an assist you usually give people buffs instead of attacking but the really cool thing is that you get some experience when you buff people. Assists can become either a Billposter or a Ringmaster. To become an assist you need five foforms which are the quest items you get from small, normal and captain mushpangs.

Magicians

Magicians are one of the best jobs you can get because at level 15 ( if you put all of your points into intelligence and then max your first ability) you can already hit like 1000 which will make it really easy to fight high level monsters. The other good thing is that Magicians will also hit a lot because just like the monsters their attacks have different attributes so if you hit a water monster with a lightning attack then you will probably hit more than usual. It is really good to have a few magician friends to be in a party with because with only one magician you might die in a hard dungeon but with a few you will be able to easily go through it with almost no problems. Magicians can become either a Psykeeper or a Elementalist. To become a Magician you need ten twinkle stones which are the quest items you get from small, normal and captain aibatts

Acrobats

Acrobats are definitely a really fun job to have because you have yo yo’s and bows and since acrobats have te highest dexterity the hit the fastest which makes it so that even if you dont hit a lot then you will still hit fast. Acrobats have a starter skill for a yo yo called slow step and not only does it hit a bit more than usual but it also slows down the enemy for a couple seconds which will give you more time to kill it without it hitting you. Acrobats are also really good because if you are a bow person and you are a really high level there is an attack (it is actually one of the first attacks you get) it is called junk arrow when you use it at a low level it will probably miss quite a bit but when you are a higher level it is an awesome attack because you fir like threee arrows at once. Acrobats can become Ranger’s or Jesters. To become a Acrobat you need ten twinkle stones which are the quest items you get from small, normal and captain aibatts.

Mercenary

Mercenaries are probably one of the easiest jobs to train because they are so powerful and they are awesome on thier second job. Mercenaries are also really fun to train becasue they have so many attacks and all of them are quite powerful and fast. They are really awesome at second job because one of the choices is a blade and blades can hit so fast because they can hold two weapons and they hit just as much as knights except faster and with two weapons so they hit double damage. Mercenaries are also really cool because they have so much health so they can kill quite high level monsters without dying. One of the down sides of being a mercenary is that when you are flying and trying to attack a flying monster you have to keep clicking on it to attack and you cant use any of your special attacks. Mercenaries can become Blades or Knights. To become a mercenary you need five twinkle stones which you get from small, normal, and captain aibatt’s.

I hope you really like this game but until that happens enjoy the video below. The video shows what it will be like when you are flying.

One Step at a Time

Hey everybody. Today’s post is inspired by the one on Chelsea’s blog. Chelsea asked us to write a post about what we want to be in the future. My future career choices I think would be either a robotics person or a mechanic (which ever one pays better).

The reason I want to be a robotics person is because I would get to build really cool robots that could help people. I would also like to be a robotics person because I could sell my robots for a lot of money and then keep some for myself so they can do stuff like clean up my house. I think that it would be really fun because I would get to make up designs for robots and it sounds really cool because I really like building stuff and I have some really cool toy cars that you get to build and you can make all different designs. I also think that a robotics person would be a cool job because when I don’t need the robots anymore I can make a robot that will blow them up or turn them into scraps.

The reason I want to be a mechanic is because I really like fixing machines and I think it would be really cool to learn about.I also want to become a mechanic because it looks really fun because you get to fix cars and trucks and work with really cool tools like welding torches. I also think that it would be a fun job because you would get paid quite a bit of money and I would be able to take a few bits of broken cars and then I could build something really cool that I might be able to sell for a bit.

Well, those are the reasons that I want to become either a robotics person or a mechanic. But I guess that is still quite far off so right now I will just stick with making little car robots.

Arts Umbrella and the Amazing Glocal

Hey everybody. Today I’m going to explain what our class has been working on for the last week. 

Our class was chosen to take part in an art program called Arts Umbrella where for two weeks we get to learn about photography and other kinds of art. For the last week or so Josh and Franziska (Franziska is her German name her French name is Francesca) have been coming every morning to teach us about photography.

 We have been working with a program called Glocal which is where you can choose a grid size and take pictures so that there will be multiple pictures of the same thing in one photo. I think that one of best parts of the Glocal project was working with the web cams because we got to make some illusion type pictures like the picture I took which happens to be the picture included in this post. If I could ever work with the Glocal project again I would probably take some more electricity photos. I would like to thank both Josh and Franziska for an awesome time.     

What is it Like in a Canadian Courtroom

What is it like in a Canadian Courtroom

When you go into a Canadian Courtroom you have to go through a some security checks just like you do at the airport. You will also have to present and I.D card so the officers know that it is safe to let you go in. When you walk into a Canadian Courtroom you go through the right side of the door.

What we do to make the process fair

In Canada you are innocent until proven guilty. To make our process fair we made the courts so that people in wheelchairs can still be called as witness’. If the trial is about something aboriginal a native worker is allowed to come in and here what they say. The jury can not know the accused or the accuser. Before the trial begins both the witness’ and the accused must swear that they will tell the truth. The judge will have to listen to what both the crown prosecutor and the accused (and the accused’s lawyer).

What we do to make our process fair 

In a Canadian court there are lots of different jobs that people must do. There are many important jobs but some aren’t as important as others.

  • The Judge is obviously the head of the court because if there wasn’t a Judge there couldn’t be a trial. The Judge will keep the court in order. In the case that there is no jury the Judge will have to make the decision of whether the accused is guilty or not. Some really important qualities that the judge would need is patience and concentration because trials can take a long time.
  • Another really important job is the Court Officer who makes sure that the accused doesn’t have any weapons that could harm anyone in the court. If the accused is proven guilty the Court Officer will escort them to the prison box which is on the left side of the court until more police men come to take the accused to jail. Some really important qualities for a Court Officer would be strength and bravery because they need to be strong enough that if the accused tried to run away he could catch him.
  • The Crown Counsel is the person who is trying to convince the judge that the accused is guilty by using facts of crimes that the person did (or did not) commit. A really important quality for the Crown Counsel would be confidence because he would need to be confident that his proof is right.
  • The Investigating Officer works with the Crown Counsel by finding proof that the accused actually did commit the crime. The Investigating Officer is a member of the police and that is how he or she finds the information. A really important quality that the Investigating Officer would need is
  • The press is a member of the news who is writing the story down for the news paper. The press isn’t allowed to take pictures or use the accused’s name for security purposes.

Old Supreme Court By: jimmywayne22

Mabinogi

Mabinogi in spite of it’s name is a really cool game. It is almost like Maplestory but with some weird twists, for example Mabinogi is a 3-D  game so you can walk forwards, backwards and side to side. The one thing in Mabinogi that I think is really cool is that you get older like if you choose to be ten then in a week you will be eleven.

In Mabinogi there are three “jobs” you can choose from they are, elf, giant and human. There are also titles that you’re character can earn and they will all do different things like putting up your stats or giving you more health

Humans are really good because they will get really strong as you level and they can wield two weapons which makes it so they can hit twice as much. Humans are also good because they are quite important in the various dungeons because they have so much health and stamina. Humans can go through a long and hard test that will allow them to become a paladin, paladin is actually a skill and when you use it you will get a bunch of really cool powers. Human’s are the slowest “job” because… Well, honestly I’m not sure they just are.

Elf’s are really good because they are mainly long ranged with bows and stuff. They are the only “job” that can’t use two weapons at the same time. Elf’s aren’t the strongest but they are the easiest to train because you will always have a quest to do and they all give you either gold or exp. They are quite fun to play as but they will get sort of boring just staying in Fillia (Elf city) so that is why both Elves and Giants can teleport to Tir Chonail (Human Place). The Elf’s are the fastest “job” because they are so tiny and when they walk they actually run.

Giant’s are obviously the most powerful because they’re just so big and strong. Giant’s are probably one of the best choices for beginner players because they like the elves are very easy to train because they also always have really good quests that give you either money or exp. For Giant’s it is really easy to get the title ” Golem Slayer” because they are so strong that they could kill the golem in the Ciar Dungeon at quite a low level. I am not sure what the giant place looks like because I don’t have a giant but I think that it would be covered in snow and ice. Giants are quite fast because they are so big but I don’t think that they are faster than elves.

Well, that is really all of the info you will need to play mabinogi but enjoy the video I have placed below this very sentence.

Sonic and the Black Night

Sonic and the Black Night is a really good game and might I say one of the best in the Sonic series. Sonic and the Black night is well of course about sonic and he is sucked into the ancient times of King Arthur by a wizard named Merlina. Once he is this strange new land he meets up with a couple of his old friend through his mysterious adventures with Caliburn the magical talking sword. Sonic and Caliburn travel through the land and fight three knights which will be very familiar once you see them, and they have to fight through many other obstacles on the way. It is a very good game but it is surely the most fun because you get to use all of these cool abilities which will help you to fight King Arthur’s minions from the underworld. The hardest part  I think is giving townspeople rings because you’re going so fast and even when you get to a villager there are usually lots of monsters around them and when you swing your sword it will sometimes hit them which will make them run away. I really think that this game is more fun in the middle because then there are all of these cool missions you unlock and when you get a rampage mission they are awesome because you have to kill a bunch of monsters and you get so many points from them.

I really recommend this game and I will keep posting more information as I get farther into the game. But until them here is a trailer of the game.

What is a Hero?

Is a hero made or born? Most people think that heroes are the ones that they see on T.V like Superman or Spider man. Well they aren’t, heroes are people who inspire everybody and they don’t have superpowers ( and no I’m not talking about Batman). Real life heroes are people like Barack Obama  or people who aren’t fictional. Heroes can be anyone there could even be some heroes in your very own neighborhood. Heroes are people like Search and Rescue volunteers or Fireman because both of them save lots of lives almost everyday. Everybody has a hero and they picked him or her for special reasons maybe because they did something incredible maybe just because they did something for you. If you don’t have a hero just think about this, who has ever done something that really inspired you made you think. For example a hero would be someone that you think is very special it doesn’t matter what they did as long as they did something good or even if they invented something that you think was really cool.

Spderman 3 by: Oscar J. Baeza


Pokemon Parody

I have no idea why but for some strange reason I have been watching Pokemon parody’s for the past week. One day I was so bored that I just went onto YouTube and started searching random stuff. Eventually I just searched Pokemon because I remembered there was a couple of parodies about it and I though I would see if there were any new ones. Then I found a couple of them from a person named bloomacncheez and I watched them and they were funny at times but I really liked ash because he is supposed to be the stupidest person on the show. For example when he fights gym leaders he usually sends out stuff like hot dogs, donuts, refrigerators and the odd copy righted dancing banana and another thing that he does that is pretty funny is that he has Brock carry him around almost everywhere. So ya he’s an idiot and he does a lot of stupid things If you don’t believe me than watch the first one right below this sentence and it will prove that Ash is very easy to make fun of.

Here are the links to the other pokemon parodies. Episode two, episode three part one, episode three part two, episode four part one, episode four part two, episode five part one and episode five part two.

Earth Appreciation

I appreciate everything life has given us from the big pine trees all the way down to the smallest blade of grass. I appreciate all of the little clovers scattered all around us. I enjoy all the dead leaves in in Autumn. I notice all of the flowers in Spring. I enjoy the little snowflakes floating from the sky in Winter, and I appreciate all of the new life in Summer. I hear all of the humming birds coming back from there migration. I notice how all of the garbage disappears as volunteers step up to clean the enviroment. As the prickle bushes start to grow it becomes harder to pass by them. I notice as the blackberries start to grow plump and delicous.

Sunset Grass Field by: IainBuchanan