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ABOUT: Wings of Fire

March 7, 2014

I officially found one of my favourite books yet. Its called Wings of Fire, by Tui T. Sutherland. Its awesome. =)

What IS Wings of Fire?
A series of books that take place some time either far in the future or past, because it has scavengers – that is, humans – but definitely doesn’t take place on one of the 7 continents. It’s about 5 young dragons (young dragons are called dragonets) who have to stop a huge war that has been going on for the past decade or so. They end up leaving 2 years before they were 8 years old, which they regretted. That is, some of them did.

Who are the 5 dragonets?

  • Clay, a MudWing. He attacked the other 4 dragonets when he was born, but now he wouldn’t fight even if he was given the chance. He would rather have the world be a peaceful place without fighting, but he will fight if it means keeping the other dragonets safe.
  • Tsunami, a SeaWing. She is brave, and powerful, and is sometimes considered the leader, as she is a very leader-ish type of dragon. Despite the fact that she can be slightly bossy, she doesn’t intend to be mean at all. She just wants the 5 of them to survive.
  • Starflight, a NightWing. He is the smart one of the 5, and is often found reading one of his scrolls. Reading is his favourite thing, and he hates it when his scrolls are damaged. He definitely wouldn’t fight, as he really isn’t good at it at all.
  • Glory, a RainWing. She is very colourful, being a RainWing, and isn’t the most active of the 5. Unlike other RainWings, she is not a lazy dragon, though only her friends really understand that. Most other dragons think of her as any normal lazy RainWing. Even though most dragons think of her to be very inactive, she doesn’t show that she cares. She mostly ignores it when others offend her, though the other 4 dragonets definitely know that it upsets her.
  • Sunny, a SandWing. She is very positive, and can’t imagine anybody being evil. Even when the 5 dragonet’s guardians are being mean, Sunny tends to say something along the lines of “they wouldn’t really do that, would they?”

How did the war start in the first place?
Well, a scavenger – human – ended up killing the queen of SandWings. The queen’s daughters – Burn, Blister and Blaze – all wanted to be the new queen, so of course they argued, and by arguing I mean starting an immense war. The war made all the different types of dragons end up fighting some other types. Some types of dragons allied with others, which would make them more powerful. The NightWings stayed out of the war because they were to powerful, and the RainWings stayed out because they were seemingly defenceless.

Is the Wings of Fire a series or a single book?
Its a 10 book series. Each book focusses on one of the dragonets:

  1. The Dragonet Prophecy, Clay
  2. The Lost Heir, Tsunami
  3. The Hidden Kingdom, Glory
  4. The Dark Secret, Starflight
  5. The Brightest Night, Sunny (to be released in April 2014)
  6. ?, ?
  7. ?, ?
  8. ?, ?
  9. ?, ?
  10. ?, ?

Despite the fact that The Brightest Night is the last book in the “first” series, Tui T. Sutherland (the creator of Wings of Fire) has announced that she will be making another 5 books, meaning another series. Nobody knows what the titles and release dates of these other books are, however, so for now we can have fun waiting. However, in her next post (at http://www.tuibooks.com), she will probably give us some information on her next books.

What ages are the Wings of Fire books targeted at?
Ages 9-13. Although I’m reading it to my 8 year old sister, and she loves it.

Where does the book take place?
Pyrrhia. Where in the world is that? I don’t know. There is humans there, but only a very minimal amount. At some point in the history of Pyrrhia, there was a big takeover (dragons take over) called The Scorching, so perhaps it is sometime in the far future? I have no idea.

This reminds me of the different clans from Warriors.
It should. Tui T. Sutherland is Erin Hunters. Meaning she made the Warriors series. And the Seekers. By the way, there are 7 different types of dragons:

  • MudWings … Characters: Clay, eh.. mostly just Clay.
  • SeaWings … Characters: Tsunami, Riptide, Anemone, Webs
  • SandWings … Characters: Sunny, Horizon (dead), Dune (dead)
  • RainWings … Characters: Glory, Jambu, Kinkajou, Silver (should I consider him a RainWing? He’s actually a sloth. :P)
  • NightWings … Characters: Starflight, Morrowseer
  • SkyWings … Characters: Peril, Scarlet (dead), Kestrel (dead) Ruby
  • IceWings … Characters: So far, none that I’ve read of. Which is up to book 3.

Is there a movie for Wings of Fire?
As of now, no. Although I and many many many (including Tui T Sutherland herself!) want there to be a movie, and TV show. May the producers of shows make a show. 🙂

Where on the internet can I learn about the Wings of Fire?
A few different sites are good.

Those are my favourite, and are what I used for a bunch of this information (other than what I found in the books, obviously!)

Wow, this is one of my longest blog posts. I would check out those links if you found this post interesting. Ask your library to order the books! 🙂

     Thanks for reading! =)

Note to Tui: If you read this, yay! 😀 Also, I love your books. And 10 of them. I now know what to read for the next 3 years (I mean, I can read one book in about 5 hour, which I read all night. It’ll probably just take 3 years for the 5 other books to come out).

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Re-post of my Reely old Stuff

January 28, 2014

That title purposely used “reely”. I know its “really”.

This is a quick re-post of my old posts! This edition, however, doesn’t have any pictures, and the text has all been fixed to use A) Correct grammar and B) Correct spelling.

> A Story About a Cat
Once upon a time there was a cat named Mikula. She liked to rest on the computer and walk around Mom. [I used to have a big PC, not this thin mac!]

> The Day the Volcano Exploded
I made a volcano. It really did explode! We had to make dough into the shape of a volcano. We needed to paint it green and white. Then we put some dish soap [No way did I say SOUP? I did? Oh.] in it and then we put baking powder [Soda, and the soda comes before the soap] and then we put vinegar and then [last then xD] it exploded and red and pink lava came out of the volcano. [Longest story yet!]

Those were my very first posts. =)

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A Few Ancient Stories

January 28, 2014

Mom was looking in a bunch of files for something, and she found some stories I wrote when I was four. In case I haven’t told you, I did all sorts of cool things when I was four. 🙂

Here are the stories she found! They are all copied word by word, just so you know.

 

Febuary 28th, 2007
Once upon a time there was a train called Thomas. Thomas fell of the track. Emily helped Thomas. Then Thomas pulled James and Emily and some trailers in to the station.

March 1st, 2007
Once upon a time Thomas pulled Emily on the tracks and they go to the station to get some people. Thomas brought the people to the toy store. Then Thomas picked the people up and took them to the station. Then Thomas went back to his home.

March 5th, 2007
Once upon a time there was a boy called Yuki. Yuki met a girl named Alfina. There was Ulf too. They were lost and couldn’t get back to Alfina’s house. Alfina’s house was far far away. They walked and walked ntil they got to Alfina’s house. [See, I knew Grandia 3 even when I was 4! ;D)

???, 2007
Once upon a time there was a boy named Ulf. He met a boy called Yuki. There was a teeny tiny Alfina and a big Alfina too [uh, not sure what I was thinking at the moment :P]. They went to see Ulf’s house. They ate breakfast. Then they had supper. The end.

 

Just thought I might share it with you! =)

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This is not really a post, just so you know.

September 2, 2013

Like I just said. I’m using this so I can upload an image to PokeIndustries, a cool collaboration on Scratch.mit.edu.This is the image:

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Look good? =D

 

And unfortunately, it didn’t work. =( Oh well.

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I Just Nearly Finished Something I’ve Been Doing Forever

June 24, 2013

I nearly finished something I’ve been doing for 3.5 years.
True! I was on my last question of Math Mammoth a few days ago. And I refused to finish it. I just couldn’t finish doing it. I’ve been doing Math Mammoth for 3 and a half years, and I wasn’t just about to say “I’m done”. I think that Math Mammoth is the best school subject I’ve ever done. I was just not about to finish it. It was far too un-cool to think of finishing 3 and a half years of doing awesome math. So, I didn’t. Simple solution, right? Now that I think of it, if I had finished the last number, it technically wouldn’t be done. But the main part of it would be done. Other then like, grade 1, which would be pointless to do right now. And the Golden Books for grade 7+ just isn’t as fun because it doesn’t have any examples and information. Just a big book of questions. I really liked Math Mammoth, and I figured I just shouldn’t end it.

Now that I’m done Math Mammoth, you might say “Now what will you do?”My idea of something good to do would be Khan Academy. I’d already done a bit of it, but I had only been doing it occasionally. The cool thing about it was that there is this super-genius called Sal who does just about EVERYTHING, other then stuff like Language Arts. There is a section on this site called the Knowledge Map, which is where you would do all your math. Sal teaches all his math in videos. I’m pretty sure that he said that

“I teach the way I wish I were teached.”

although that might be somebody else. 😐
Anyways, here is a couple screenshots of Khan Academy. Actually, maybe a bit more then a couple…

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This is the welcome screen to Khan Academy.Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 12.11.01 PM

This is the main menu of the arithmetic and pre-algebra section.Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 12.11.32 PMThis is one of the many sub-menus of the arithmetic and pre-algebra section. It is the section
which has multiplication and division stuff. The stars are exercises, and the arrow things
are videos to watch.

Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 12.12.34 PMThis is a video. It has the discussion area below, the video above, and the points
are surrounded in blue at the middle right of the screen.Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 12.13.54 PMThey have a pretty good discussion section. It allows you to use bold,
italics and you can put code in it too! It also allows you to put
links and links to a program will show the program’s picture on the side.Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 12.15.35 PMOne of the best things about Khan Academy is the ability to make programs
on it. On the left of the program screen, we have the code, and on the
right we have the project.Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 5.15.12 PM

Last but not least, we have the profile. (No, I am not Sal.) This is what
you see when you go to the site http://www.khanacademy.org/profile/sal.
For some reason, there isn’t any featured programs currently, it
must be a bug, but normally there is a section where you can see
the member’s 0-4 featured programs. In the top right, you can see a few
badges that Sal has earned.

OK, I think I have said what I wanted too, and good bye, Math Mammoth.Screen Shot 2013-06-21 at 10.46.53 PM

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More… Jokes and Puzzles! +Games

August 16, 2012

I have not been able to write for a long time..

I would like to write some more..

Now I have the chance to write! I am going to write another “Jokes and Puzzles!” post.

Here is the most recent one from my previous Jokes and Puzzles!

What does the minotaur do for it’s job?

It gives out mino-tour guides!

That is only the first. I have more complicated and harder ones here.

A rich man bought a black dog. He would only by a black dog. Why?

Hint: He could have bought a black cat. Of course, they are bad luck. He could have bought any black furred animal. It had something to do with his clothes. But what?

Answer: All he had was black clothes. He was rich and had a very clean house. He bought a black dog so that it’s fur would not show on his clothes. Any other color would show on his clothes.

Tounge Twisters

A

An Awesome Alligator Ate An Asteroid

G(P)

Good Goats Go Get Boats

P

Pretty Princesses Pat Puppies

W(N)

Wet Windows Would Not Want Withered Waxflowers

There are more tounge twisters on my first Jokes and Puzzles!

I just invented a cool game:
PLAYERS: 2+               FUN RATING: 9.999/10
TIME:        5-10 min.  MADE BY: Me!

INSTRUCTIONS (very sorry if it is to hard for you to play)

1. Choose what mode you want to play on.

Easy
Speed: Your best.
Points per word: 2 points.

Times needed to say: 3.

Normal
Speed: A little slower/faster then your best.

Points per word: 3 points.
Times needed to say: 7.

Intermedite
Speed: A little more then a little faster/slower then your best.

Points per word: 4 points.
Times needed to say: 10.

Hard
Speed: Quite a bit more faster/slower than your best.

Points per word: 5 points.
Times needed to say: 13.

Expert
Speed: Lots more faster/slower then your best.
Points per word: 6 points.
Times needed to say: 15.

Ultimate
Speed: Tons more faster/slower then your best.
Points per word: 7 points.
Times needed to say: 20.

2. Now that you know the mode, write down the tounge twisters you want to do. If there is more then 1 person then tell them what tounge twisters you and them will be playing.

3. Keep someone by you when you say the tounge twister. He/She will tell you about which words are well said and which are not.

4. Score the points per word each time you correctly say a word and lose half the points per word when you do not say the words correctly.
(Round odd numbers down.)

5. The person with the most points after saying all the tounge twisters wins!

6. If you are playing by yourself (and with someone keeping your words) then keep track of your scores and see if you can beat yourself!

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The everything post

September 21, 2011

In one of my previous posts I said I was 7. Now I am 8. more then 500 words! more then half a thousand! to be exact, 542 words counting these. did you now that these do not include numbers?

THINGS I HAVE DONE LAST YEAR.

go to Iona

go to Newfoundland

get scouts

THINGS I WANT TO DO THIS YEAR.

visit grandma and grandma

visit PEI (Prince Edward Island)

                                                                                

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS AND KEYS.

q w e r t y u i o p a s d f g h j k l z x c v b n m. ` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 – = ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + ; : ‘ ” [ ] { } < > ? / . , \ |. f1 make screen darker. f2 make screen brighter. f3 show all windows. f4 show timer or printer colors.f5 go back/forth. f6 type what page to go on.f7 ??? f8 ??? f9 ??? f10 mute. f11 turn sound down.f12 turn sound up. eject take out cds. tab shift CAPS lock delete enter/return shift fn control alt/option command alt/option. italic command i bold command b underline command u new tab command t

                                                                             

MY FAVORITE BOOKS

magic tree house “Merlin missions”

29.(starting from other series) Christmas in Canelot

30. Haunted castle on hollows eve

31. Summer of the sea serphent

32. Winter of the ice wizard

33. Carnival at candelight

34. Season of the sandstorm

35. Night of the new magicians

36. Blizzard of the blue moon

37. Dragon of the red dawn

38. Monday with a mad genius

39. Dark day in the deep sea

40. Eve of the Emperor

41. moonlight of the magic flute

42. A good night for ghosts

43. Leprechaun in late winter

44. A ghost tale in christmas time

45. A crazy day for cobras

46. Dogs in the dead of night

Junie B. Jones (the B. stands for Beatrice but she likes B.) series

1. Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus

2. Junie B. Jones and a little monkey business

3. Junie B. Jones and her big fat mouth

4. Junie B. Jones and some sneaky peaky spying

5. Junie B. Jones and the yucky blucky fruit cake

6. Junie B. Jones and that meanie Jim’s birthday

7. Junie B. Jones loves handsome Warren

8. Junie B. Jones has a monster under her bed

9. Junie B. Jones is not a crook

10. Junie B. Jones is a party animal

11. Junie B. Jones is a beauty shop guy

12. Junie B. Jones smells something fishy

13. Junie B. Jones is (almost) a flower girl

14. Junie B. Jones and the mushy gushy valentine

15. Junie B. Jones has a peep in her pocket

16. Junie B. Jones is captain field day

17. Junie B. Jones is a graduation girl

18. Junie B., First Grader (at last!)

19. Junie B., First Grader: boss of lunch

20. Junie B., First Grader: Toothless wonder

21. Junie B., First Grader: cheater pants

22. Junie B., First Grader: one-man band

23. Junie B., First Grader: shipwrecked

24. Junie B., First Grader: BOO… and I MEAN it!

25. Junie B., First Grader: jingle bells, batman smells! (P.S. so does May.)

26. Junie B., First Grader: aloha-ha-ha!

27. Junie B., First Grader: dumb bunny

those are some of my names. next is…

MONSTERS FROM DRAGON QUEST 4 (SO IF YOU DON’T HAVE A  DRAGON QUEST 4 THEN DON’T READ THIS SECTION)( HP BY ME)

slime hp 5

belth hp 248

winky hp 68

Wiggly hp 7

Mischiveous Mole hp 25

Psaro’s pawn hp 100

Aamon part 1 hp 3400, part 2 3600, part 3 10000 part 4 15000 = 32000 hp!

Psaro the manslayer part 1 hp 1200, part 2 hp 1000, part 3 hp 1100, part 4 hp 2222, part 5 2400, part 6 5000, part 7 6000, part 8 12000 = 30922 hp!

GAMES I WANT TO MAKE

New super Mario Bros 3 (on DS)

Grandia 4 (not so much anymore..)

dragon quest 10

Grandia 3-2

Between worlds

MORE STUFF ON ANOTHER DAY.