Monday, August 31, 2009

Poptropican Pictures

Some of you may be wondering what I look like on Poptropica. Here are two of my many avatars.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Phineas and Ferb

I am not a big fan of too many shows on Disney Channel and Disney XD. I am not a fan of to many shows period. But, one of my favorite shows of all time is Phineas and Ferb.
Every episode of Phineas and Ferb has pretty much the same layout. Each episode is a day of summer vacation. In the beginning of every episode, the stepbrothers, Phineas and Ferb build a crazy contraption. Candace, Phineas' sister, is always trying to tell her mother who is always away, shopping or playing cards or something else like that. Meanwhile, Perry, their pet platypus, who is really a secret agent in disguise as a mindless, domestic animal, battles the evil Dr. Dofensmirtz (I think that's how his name is spelled). It is this part of Phineas and Ferb that makes it a winner. Dr. Dofensmirtz has extremely outlandish schemes. Anyway, Perry almost always defeats Dofensmirtz and gets rid of the creation that Phineas and Ferb built, just as Candace gets her mother to come home. Anyway, the show is full to the brim of jokes. It is really a masterpiece. Don't believe me. Watch this episode to see what I mean.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Poptropica Cheat Codes

Here are some cheat codes for Poptropica.

Randomize your character: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + R
Pumpkin mask: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + P
Change skin color: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + S
Change hair color: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + H
Laugh emote: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + 1
Cry emote: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + 2
Angry emote: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + 3
Jump emote: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + 4

Friday, August 14, 2009

Early Poptropica Island Walkthrough

In an earlier post, I mentioned Poptropica. Watch the video to learn more.

Anyway, there are currently 9 Poptropica islands you can visit. Here is the list:
  • Early Poptropica
  • Shark Tooth
  • Time Tangled
  • 24 Carrot
  • Super Power
  • Spy, Nabooti
  • Big Nate
  • Astro-Knights
This post doesn't, however, deal with the other islands. This is a walkthrough of the first island ever made, Early Poptropica.



Here is the complete walkthrough of Early Poptropica Island.
  1. Enter your blimp and visit Early Poptropica.
  2. Go right and enter Early Poptropica.
  3. Go right a little more until you see a well.
  4. Click on it to go down.
  5. You will land beside a small tan box.
  6. Push it over the edge of the board you are on. This will cause it to fall onto a tilting board.
  7. Push the board onto the left side of the tilting board. This will cause the board to rise high enough for you to jump onto another board.
  8. Climb up the rope, jump onto a board onto another board, and collect the glow stick.
  9. Jump down and exit the well.
  10. Go back to Main Street and enter the man hole in between the soda pop shop and the pop art museum.
  11. Go to the floor of the cavern.
  12. Dodge the spider and get the pig in the lower right corner.
  13. Dart the spider again and go to the lower left corner.
  14. Click go right.
  15. Enter the dark room.
  16. By the light of the glow stick navigate your way in the maze.
  17. Go left until you see a rope. Climb up it.
  18. Go right and pass the first rope you see.
  19. Go farther right and climb up the next rope.
  20. Go left and climb up the first rope you see.
  21. Go left until you see a large, golden egg. Collect it.
  22. Go as far right as you can and climb up the rope beside the right wall.
  23. Go left and climb up the first rope you see.
  24. Go as far left as you can and climb up the rope beside the left wall.
  25. Go right and climb up the first rope you see.
  26. You are now in Poptropica Towers.
  27. Right above your head there is a clothesline. Jump on it.
  28. The clothes line will bounce you onto a window ledge.
  29. Jump up all of the window ledges and get to the top of the green tower.
  30. Jump from the top of the green tower to the top of the red tower.
  31. Jump from the red tower onto a statue's head.
  32. Jump from the statue's head to the red tower.
  33. Jump to the top of the blue tower and climb up the vine.
  34. Run right and click on the purple giant's foot.
  35. If you have the golden egg, he will let you pass.
  36. Go right, go over the shovel, past the vine and onto the giant fruit.
  37. Jump past the fruit and collect the bucket.
  38. Go right and enter the airplane graveyard.
  39. Jump onto the propellers, which lift you up onto the top of a plane.
  40. Repeat this.
  41. Jump of the plane and collect the jet pack.
  42. Use the pack to fly over a shovel that is sitting upright under the vine.
  43. Go through the exit portal.
  44. You will land on the water tower next to the soda pop shop.
  45. Collect the flag.
  46. Return to Early Poptropica and give these items to the Early Poptropicans that asked for them.
  47. Go to the dock, enter the ship, and click on the Early Poptropican you see.
  48. He will give you your medallion.
  49. Congratulations, you've completed Early Poptropica Island.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Harry Potter Movie Deleted Scenes

In an earlier post I mentioned Harry Potter. Here are some deleted scenes from the first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Enjoy!

Clue Clips

You may remember my post about Clue. Here are my top two favorite clips from the movie.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Series of of Unfortunate Events

The Series of Unfortunate Events is, in my opinion, the children's best series ever written. Lemony Snicket is a wonderful writer. Just a glimpse at the back of the first book will inform you what funny, interesting, and exciting books the books in this series are. Here is the summary as it appears on the back of book #1, The Bad Beginning.

'Dear Reader,
I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells the unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives of misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.
In this short book alone, the three young children encounter a greedy and repulsive villian, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, aplot to steal thier fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.
It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting down this at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.
With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

The plot is a wonderful one. If you don't beleive me, watch the movie version below. The book is better and the movie only depicts three of the books in the thirteen book series, but here it is.

I am sorry that the movie cut off at the end, but here is pretty much what happens:
  1. Mr. Poe takes the children back to thier house's ruins.
  2. The letter that got lost in the mail arrives (mentioned earlier)
  3. Violet reads the letter (while crying)
  4. They get back in the car and the narrator says that, because they have each other, they are very fortunate indeed.
  5. The End!

Clue the Movie

Clue the Movie is one of my favorite movies of all time. Based on the classic board game, it is great fun to watch and faithful to the game we love.
Here is a synopsis I fond at
'A group of blackmailed guests gather in a remote mansion, hosted by a daffy butler (Tim Curry), in this campy adaptation of the popular board game. Suspicions flare when their ostensible extortionist, Mr. Boddy, appears--and drops dead in the study. Hidden passageways, double entendres, and creative murder weapons come into play as bodies drop, disappear, and reappear on one dark and stormy night. An all-star cast assume the roles of Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), and the rest of the multicolored bunch as the one-liners fly in this jaunty whodunit. It all concludes with three alternate endings that let viewers decide who the real murderer was.'
It stars:

Eileen Brennan
Mrs. Peacock

Madeline Kahn
Mrs. White

Christopher Lloyd
Professor Plum

Michael McKean
Mr. Green

Martin Mull
Colonel Mustard

Tim Curry
Wadsworth - The Butler

Lesley Ann Warren
Mrs. Scarlet

Lee Ving
Mr. Boddy
Colleen Camp
Yvette - The Maid

Kellye Nakahara
Mrs. Ho - The Cook
Bill Henderson
The Cop
Jeffrey Kramer
The Motorist

Howard Hesseman
The Chief
Jane Wiedlin
The Singing Telegram Girl

There are many different reviews on this movie. Some find the movie to funny for them and are annoyed by the fact that the crime isn't possible to solve just based on the evidence given (this is because there are three different endings.) However, the cast is very talented and, although it is hard to follow, watching it is exciting and fun.
Check out this trailer for Clue the Movie.

My Favorite Children's Websites

I have searched long and hard for a decent children's website. What follows is my top favorites.
  1. Poptropica- Enter the world of Poptropica. Explore islands, complete quests, customize your character and compete with other players. Click on the link for more info.
  2. Club Penguin- Explore Club Penguin, become a secret agent/ tourguide, and play games. Click on the link for more info.
  3. Super Secret- An interesting site where you enter a new world, play games and grow up.
  4. Neopets- Create your own pet and care for it, explore, play games, earn money, buy items, and do much more on this fun site.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Harry Potter

I have long since finished the Harry Potter series. J. K. Rowling is an wonderful writer. Here is my review on the series.
The Harry Potter Series is one of the best series ever written. With its popularity, It has taken a place between Lord of the Rings and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. J. K. Rowling, the author, will be stuff of legend to future generations. Although it deals with the super-natural, the characters are amazingly realistic and seem to pop of the page. Be prepared to be amazed when you read this fantastic, magical series. Here is the description of the plot, as read from the back of book #1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (or, if you're have the English copy, Philosopher's) Stone:
'Harry Potter has never played a sport on the back of a broomstick. He has never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny cupboard at the end of the stairs and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.
'But all that is about to change when Harry gets a mysterious letter from a from an owl messenger: an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him. . . if Harry can survive the encounter.'
The books are filled with clues, red herrings, and everything that makes children's novels fascinating and intriguing. Wow. What a great series.