Blogging About My Blog

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Hey there guys!

Before I start talking, I might as well apologize for the lack of posts ever since my exams started, but I will try to patch that up with a new post!

I started blogging about two years ago, when I was starting grade 5. At that age, I knew most of the basic internet skills- saving pictures, drawing on the computer, and all that jazz. I thought I knew everything there is to know about the computer- looking back on that, I now know I was actually pretty ignorant.

When I was introduced to Edublogs, I did most of the basic things. Writing posts, putting in pictures (that were mainly made by me), and commenting. Soon we started using unlicensed pictures, which were copyright free. It took me a while to learn this rule, but now it lingers in my mind as though it is the ‘don’t jump on the bed’ rule.

My blog was mostly developed by the time grade 6 rolled around, and I was still with the same teacher I had in grade 5. We worked on our blogs until exams rolled around, and we placed our blogs on the sidelines as ‘work in progresses’ while we worked on getting good marks for our Math, English, and French exams.

While I was blogging, I found an inner strength in me; I’m good at writing formal blog posts. I’m not much of a chatty type of blogger, but I do try my best to write of quality. Though it’s helpful to write more chatty posts that interact with the viewer, I can never get it ‘write’ {internet puns}. The strength soon weaved itself into all my posts, and it became a small style of writing I incorporated into my paragraphs.

During the year, I did learn about tags, categories, and customization. I didn’t really know of those before I started blogging, so it was a huge leap from ignorance to knowledge.

Unfortunately, since the school year is ending quickly, I will not be able to access this blog in the summer. Fortunately, I will be able to move to my other blog, Firefly art. (It’s mainly an art blog, but it’ll be dedicated to both literature and art.)

In all, blogging was a memorable experience. Sometimes there’s ups and downs in an activity, but it all was worth it to learn about blogging and using online pictures and stuff. I will continue blogging on my other blog, hopefully, and I will use what I learned in my two years of blogging.

This may be my last blog post, it may be not. Either way, I wish you all a warm, happy, and activity-filled summer!

-S I O N R A

Piskel!

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Piskel is an online site where you can make your own animating sprites. The first thing I made when I went on was my character Keith, and he bounces up and down a bit. The other thing I made is:

New Piskel

New-Piskel-1fu07t5Piskel doesn’t have confusing controls, and you can download a picture of your sprite with their movements!

Also, Piskel can be downloaded offline, so if you don’t have any wifi but you want to work on some sprites, you’ll be able to access it with no problem!

I recommend this site to anybody who likes retro games, or to anyone who would enjoy making a cool sprite for their game.

You can find the site here

http://www.piskelapp.com/

The Point Of No Return…

… Or the point where I can’t stop doing it.

Here is where I basically am in my science project: I finished the brainstorming, now I just need the materials and such.

#1-need to collect stuff

I need to get the board, which is due March 13 (the day I hope I get it before) , and I also need to collect the materials- or buy them, at least.

LIST OF MATERIALS (looked at carefully)

  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Coloring Pencils
  • Electronic that plays songs
  • Binder
  • Display board
  • Typed up information
  • Decorations

#2-Work on board design (plan out all the details and decorations)

#3-Test people/family members on the weekend.

1 test will be done on Saturday morning, 1 other test will be done in the afternoon. Then another test will be done on Sunday morning, and the last one will be done in the afternoon of Sunday.

#4-Record data and put table on board.

#5-Divide binder into genre parts.

That’s most of it, and it’s mainly simple.

 

The Post That Grows Forever

Hello! You may be confused at the name, but I’ll quickly explain what I’m doing. First, I’ll be talking about an article. Then, I’ll be transitioning to vocabulary words used in the article. Then, with the vocabulary words, I’ll be looking for more words to use.

http://www.dogonews.com/2015/1/30/baby-birds-mimic-toxic-caterpillars-to-fool-predators

Have you ever heard that a dull grey bird- belonging to an Amazon Rainforest, actually had chicks that looked too similar to a caterpillar? You may of not, but it is true!

The Cinereous Mourner bird has adapted to have chicks with orange plumage- with markings that relate to those of a large toxic caterpillar. It took a long time to discover the relations between the Cinereous and the caterpillar.

Chicks are not often fed as much as other birds, and are more likely to be left alone for longer periods of time- which brings them to using their tactic. Snakes and other predators dare not attack- because said Caterpillar had toxic strands on their fur, so it’d be fatal to touch one at all without being harmed.

I wouldn’t mess with these chicks at all- would you?

Impersonating

Impersonating is when you act as someone else. Impersonating has a relationship with acting as someone else, but is most often associated with Fraud.272px-Impersonation-20080607-a

Impersonating can sometimes be bad, but sometimes would be for good.

EX: The thief pretended to be the Police man. Continue reading

MS Paint: A Simple Program Or Something More?

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Photo credit (c) Sionra

MS paint is one of the first programs provided on any Microsoft/Windows computers, and is often reviewed to be ‘too simple’ for artists that like realism. But did you know that MS paint can do more then just line art?

I must admit, that when I first used MS paint, I wasn’t too ‘involved’ with it, and I thought it lower then most drawing programs out there. But once I found out I could make realistic things with it, as long as I had the time, I knew I was going to like it.

Above is an example- a drawing of Freddy Fazbear I am yet to finish. Continue reading

How To Create An Original Character

Original characters are basically what make the art world. We can personalize our own characters, shape them into whatever species we want them to be, and name them anything we want.

Though, sometimes, people have little to none ideas of how to make an original character- so I’ll be making a tutorial on how to create a beginner to advanced character. Continue reading

|Untastion| The Planet

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Photo Credit (c) Igor Križanovskij

There is a planet- within its own galaxy- that has a more tropical look to its atmosphere. It is named Untastion…

Inside the green ‘gas’ that keeps the air inside, there are large nations scattered amongst oceans and seas. The biggest of which is nicknamed ‘Tyuis’, which means ‘large’ in the oldest dwelling language on the planet.

Legend has it that Tyuis had been larger before it was destroyed during a war amongst the gods called Poutai and Wanyeur. Wanyeur had been jealous of the fact Poutai was in charge of all the animals, whilst he was in charge of the environment- so in rage, he demolished the beaches and had them float off, scattering them. Poutai fought against him, recruiting large creatures to fight against them- and the war lasted for centuries.

The remaining species on the planet were regenerating, their numbers growing as they adjusted to their new climate and environment. Many years later, into the present, some of the animals that were killed off returned, while the species that survived kept on living. Continue reading

|My New Art Class|

I’ve started going to an art class for a while now- a class for cartoon and caricature art.

It goes on every Saturday, and every class I go to gives me more of a feeling for good characters and cartoons. The most recent class had me creating characters for a story I’m writing up- and the teacher reminds me to keep an eye on the art structure or style of it. It’s been good so far, and I look forward for more classes!

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Photo Credit (c) Andres Nieto Porras