Last Thursday, November 10th, my Technology class and I were introduced to the making of the game Pong. Obviously we all knew the simple game, since it is one of the most basic games known to gamers worldwide. It's the typical online game of ping pong, there's a ball and a paddle. The paddle is usually controlled by the player's mouse. As soon as the game starts, the ball will start bouncing around the screen. The objective of the game is to hit the ball with the paddle, keeping it away from the "danger zone" on the bottom.
I made my first three act play on the program, Scratch, today. I think the process went fairly well, even though it was pretty frustrating at times. I actually started off with a different story plot in my head, but I ended up changing it for some reason. I think the hardest part was that I drew everything! The backgrounds and "actors" were all hand-drawn by me (which was kind of why it took me 1 1/2 days to do this). I think I made the story pretty unique (because time-traveling is something that doesn't happen everyday).
The 9.0 earthquake in Japan devastated the people of Japan, even though it has been 3 months; the effect of that earthquake could last forever. This date is now known worldwide, and we should try to help these people in need. Many have lost their homes, families, loved ones, and lives. They will never look at life the same way ever again. Even though it seems like we can not be that big of a help, we actually can be. Obviously we aren't superheroes that can save the world, but that doesn't mean the little things we do won't make a change :)
The earthquake in Japan has effected everyone around the world, emotionally and now physcially. According to scientists, Japan's earthquake was so strong that it shifted the Earth's balance! The 9.0 magnitude earthquake caused Japan to move about 13 feet towards North America.
Disneyland, one of the most magical places on Earth. The most commonly known ones are the Disneyworld in Florida and the Disneyland in California. (I've been to Disneyworld!) Did you know there was a Disneyland in Japan though? (I didn't).