Friday, February 4, 2022

How the Post-Empire Star Wars Universe Is Still Exciting

        The Mandolorian is the first live-action Star Wars TV show that is Post-Empire. Featuring sixteen episodes and two seasons, the Mandolorian has been increasingly popular since its premier on the streaming platform Disney+.
        It seems to be the show to make way for more Star Wars series - such as the Book of Boba Fett and the Bad Batch. With the strategy of releasing one episode per week, Disney+ has found a way to draw users (and anger them).
        The Mandolorian is a story about a Mandolorian who finds a child (the same species of Yoda) and takes him across the Star Wars universe to find the right person to care for him. Along the way, they encounter other Mandolorians, giant spiders, and war.
        A third season is set to come out in December of 2022.

        Next up, we have the Book of Boba Fett. This Star Wars series so far has one season and seven episodes - as of this week - and is another popular show. Explaining the life of the beloved and misunderstood clone, Boba Fett, after The Return of the Jedi was killed; the Book of Boba Fett is a bit slow at first, but then catches up when more dialogue is added.
        The new series is set to explain how Boba Fett and his fellow bounty hunter try to make themselves known throughout the universe's underworld by taking over former crime lord, Jabba the Hutt's territory and fighting to let everyone know what is theirs.
        It is very captivating, with new characters being added and plot twists in every new episode. The end of the first season has not yet been released, but everyone is hanging on desperately and hoping for a season two.

        Last is the animated series, the Bad Batch.
        This amazing series explains the life of Clone Force 99 after the fall of the Republic and Order 66 and picks up where the series the Clone Wars (2008-2020) left off. The Batch travel the universe, fighting battles, and earning money to try to survive in the new order of the Empire where the rules are yet to be known.
        The series has sixteen episodes - just like the Mandolorian - and the first season just ended. The second season is set to premier sometime in the Spring of 2022.

        
        Packed with emotion, intensity, and so much Star Wars lore it's enough for any outsider to go crazy; these three series are the most recent releases for Star Wars on Disney+.
        They are quite amazing, but WARNING: The Star Wars universe is a very complicated thing, and if you go out of order, nothing will make any sense. Only proceed to watch if you completely understand the Star Wars universe and have watched all the right movies and series in the past or if you have a nerd like me to explain it.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Does Lightning Strike On Venus?

      Forty years ago, a question sprung up about whether lightning is able to strike on Venus. Now, that question is close to being answered.

     Lightning is a force found all over our solar system - from Earth to Uranus. Venus, however, is cloaked in thick clouds - preventing satellites and spacecraft from seeing anything on the ground of the planet. 

     Ten years ago, the Japanese spacecraft - Akatsuki - was sent to orbit Venus. It failed to do so the first time so went around all the planets before returning to Venus to try a second time. Akatsuki has been circling around Venus for about five years now and, for the first time, has caught a flash of light on camera.

     Whether lightning does occur on Venus is something scientists have been arguing about for a very long time. Now that a possible lightning flash has been caught on camera, experts are arguing even more. Some say that the flash could have been a big space rock that blew up while it was going to crash into the planet. Others say it could have been light that reflected off of the spacecraft's loose gear.

     Now, after the recent flash of light, a team of Japanese scientists are working to get rid of any other possible things that could have gotten in the way and accidentally caused the flash of light. Lots of people are excited because if the light was actually a lightning strike it could help to find what other things are on the surface of the clouded planet and if it is possible for humans to live there.

A false color image of Venus taken in ultraviolet light by Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft, revealing patterns in the planet's cloud layers.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Halloween

     Like every year, Halloween is here.
     Unfortunately, so is COVID-19.
     Most have been confused about what Halloween is going to look like this year. Officials have not given any answers either. So, essentially, it is up to the individual. 
     Some people might choose to still trick-or-treat, but I think most will not. If you do trick-or-treat, the issue is you are exposing yourself to coronavirus and also people will probably not be giving out candy this year because they are putting themselves at risk.
     Other people who are choosing not to go trick-or-treating might stay at home. You could make it fun to stay at home, too. One could watch Halloween movies and eat candy to still give off the Halloween trick-or-treating aura.
     Whatever you choose, I hope you have fun and stay safe. Halloween is a sense of normal, but - in order to stay healthy - please do it safely. Thanksgiving and the Holidays are also around the corner and quarantining is not a very merry way of celebrating.
      Stay safe and most importantly:
      Happy Halloween!


Friday, February 21, 2020

Dangerous Websites:....4Chan

                                      Dangerous Websites

         Although there are many different websites that could hack, influence, or mislead you or a unknowing victim today we'll be focusing on a forum website that you've probably heard of considering the attention it got from trolling and plenty of other things, 4chan.
        4chan was created on October 1, 2003 by a man named Christopher Poole, who was 15 when he made the site. After creating it he went to other forum websites and advertised it as a place to talk about interests they shared mostly anime and manga. Near the end of that year some anime-related board were added with inappropriate concepts but were all deleted after Poole got threats of people planning to get the law involved.
        Probably the worst part of all of it is that 4chan gives you the option to post something anonymously. People took advantage of this and started to post unsettling things, someone going as far as posting a freshly killed dead body and pornography. However most people posting these things were never caught.
        Later on people starting posting boards of non anime-related things like sports, fashion, video games, and even weapons. The website later began being known for meme-culture but still includes things that are not appropriate for children and sometimes starts controversy for possibly offensive jokes, threats of violence, racism, and harassment.

      Overall 4chan is not made for kids, yes the website has improved but it still contains so much stuff that is toxic and extremely inappropriate. Children should not be allowed on this website and I would advise to avoid it.

Dangerous Phishing Websites for Teens: Whisper

     "Whisper" is a social media website in which users can post photos and messages anonymously. However, people can also anonymously stalk users. There have also been privacy concerns and claims that Whisper users can get hold of other people's personal information.
     With rising concerns of Whisper users possibly being stalked or having their personal information hacked, MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT USING WHISPER!

A random teen looking online: Oh, hey. I should probably post something more recent so my followers can catch up on my life.
Teen taps on Whisper website. Looks at the recent posts from other people about hair products, photos of people in other countries, and cool food. Then teen begins to post.
Teen takes pictures from photo storage and posts it on Whisper.
Post: Hey, peeps! Just so you can catch up on my recent drama, I went to Argentina recently and got to pet some cool llamas.
(Shows picture of teen in front of llama with a peace sign on their fingers. Next photo shows llama eating teens hair and teen screaming.)
Post: Apparently, when I went to pet the llamas, they decided my hair smelled nice because of the sweet-smelling shampoo I had in my hair. The one I pet then began eating my hair. LOL. we've had some awesome food here in Argentina and I can't wait to see what else I get to try. Anyway, give me some of those likes my dudes. Love you guys!
Teen: Aaaaand post! Great! The likes are skyrocketing!
Two Weeks Later
Teen's new post: Hey, peeps! I got back from Argentina. But now I think I'm getting stalked! This guy keeps following me around in this black hoodie. I think I should call the police but I can't see his face. Also, I have this gut leaving weird comments about my posts. Just recently, he threatened me. I think he's the same guy who is following me around. I'm getting nervous so be safe. Peace.
Ding-Dong!!
Teen: MOM! CAN YOU GET THE DOOR?
No answer.
Teen: Mom?! (Curses) That's right! They're out.
Ding-Dong! Ding-Dong! Ding-Dong!
Teen: COMING!
Teen gets up from desk and walks to their front door. Teen opens door. In the doorway is a man in a black hoodie. Most of his face is covered by the hoodie, but his mouth is showing.
Man: Hello. I've been following you on Whisper. I hope you got those death threats I kindly commented to you after your posts. I couldn't reach you in Argentina, but since you posted when you were getting back and where you live, I found you.
Teen: I-you . . . AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!

People this honestly never happened. I was given permission to right a screenplay, and I may have added a bit of dramatization. But, honestly, I do NOT trust Whisper and neither should anyone else.

Random pervert: Oooo! I didn't know people were stupid enough to post their personal information on Whisper. I've got some juicy stuff written down now, but that's not what I need. Starting new post. 
Three Days Later
Pervert: Nice. Three hundred likes and, so far, I haven't gotten caught. 
Pervert  goes to Notes. Writes down information they got from Whisper and plans to do with that information.
Pervert: Nice. Time to go spread some blood.

So, you got the main picture from those two screenplays, I hope. On Whisper, even if you are smart enough not to post your personal information, there are ways to get a hold of your personal information. 
Now that you got some info about Whisper, BE SAFE.

                             'The dangers of the silk road'                                                                                                                                             the silk road is a dangerous website were you can by drugs and other things. DO NOT USE. the website offers lots of things like assassin's for hire and Hitmen.this website was shut down by the FBI in 2017.This website was also known to steal peoples personal information and sell it.                                                                                                                                                      There has also been may accounts for human trafficking. A few months after the FBI shut down the silk road people created a new one silk road 2.0 which is almost exacly the same whith few diffrences like your account and email are hidden so you can hire and bye things anonomusly.i would recommend not using this websiteor not visiting it at all. this is a very bad website and in my opinion should be shut down.                                                                                                                                  PS. sorry for all the bad spelling

Friday, February 14, 2020

Francisco Goya: Court Painter

          Francisco Goya was born on March 30, 1746 in Fuendetodos, Aragon, Spain. At age 14, Goya studied under the painter Jose Luzan in Italy where he copied stamps until he decided to go work on his own. He worked on tapestries and submitted pieces.
          In Italy, he fell in love with a nun and soon abducted her and the two of them fled to get married.
          Goya soon went back to Madrid where he worked more on tapestries.
          Soon, Francisco Goya was appointed court painter for Charles IV in 1789 and the following year he became First Court Painter. Goya painted portraits of the king and queen, the Spanish Prime Minister, and many more nobles.
          Goya earned commissions from the highest ranks of Spanish nobility and in 1801, Goya painted Godoy in a commission to commemorate the victory of the brief war with Portugal.
          For many years, Goya was commissioned to paint many pictures of the Spanish nobility. He painted pictures such as Charles IV of Spain and His Family in 1800, The Family of the Infante Don Luis in 1784, and the Portrait of Manuel Godoy in 1801.
         Upon the return of King Ferdinand VII, though, Goya fell out of favor with royalty.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Worry Dolls

                         Worry Dolls

      Worry dolls or other wise known as trouble dolls are small, normally hand made dolls that were first created in Guatemala and Mexico. Worry dolls where created for children to tell there problems to the toy, put it under there pillows, and then be able to sleep peacefully through the night with out any worries.
     The first person to invent worry dolls was a woman named Flora who lived with her father and two children in Guatemala. At the time Guatemala was going through a drought so Flora sold some of her fabrics to provide food for her family, unfortunately there was a burglar who came in there house and stole all there fabric. She was so stressed out and so made a doll out of whatever she could find to release stress which was the worry doll. After a while this was passed down in generations and later now a days sold all over the world.
         Even though the dolls used to be made from sticks, embroidery thread and very small swatches of fabric. The materials are now mainly fabrics from Mayan, wire, wool, and colorful textiles.
The dolls now cost around 6 dollars, have slightly more complicated looks than they used to, and they come in packs from 6-12. even though a lot of people think that they don't really work the feeling of having a worry doll to help you sleep is still kinda comforting.

Rag Dolls

     Rag dolls have been popular toys foe many years. Unlike porcelain, they do not shatter when dropped. Rag dolls were introduced during the American Colonial period-1630 to 1732. Before soft fabric wax and other unpleasant materials were used to make dolls.

     Rag dolls were the Colonial period because many family's had fabric and soft materials because they needed them for clothes, but fabric could also be used to make the rag dolls that children used for play.

     The rag dolls were money-savers. Instead of going to the store to buy an expensive doll, mothers would save scrap material from other projects and then used to create the rag dolls.

     The rag dolls were made from cloth fabric for the body, the dress, and the apron. Lace, string, and yarn were used for the hair. The dolls face was usually painted on by the children or just left plain.

     Overall, rag dolls were benefits for the children because that would keep them occupied; and the family itself because they were great money-savers.

                        voodoo dolls





Voodoo dolls originated from Africa and south America, but the place were voodoo dolls were most commonly known and used was during the witch trials in England.
    The voodoo dolls were used to inflict pain on the witches captures. 
     It is also heard off for the English to use voodoo dolls on the witches.
   Voodoo is a type of dark magic focused on pain an being.
 Voodoo is actually used today in new Orleans there is a large focus of voodoo there. Lots of people go to these so called voodoo kings and queens. These people talk to and consult the dead.  
    Voodoo is a very cool type of magic and i have to say it is probably my favorite type of magic. 

Friday, September 20, 2019

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            Hamilton : An American Musical is a play about, 
surprise surprise, Alexander Hamilton. It has 49 songs altogether. It tells how he was the first U.S. Treasurer. It tells the story of his life in song form. These are those songs.

                                        
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           Most Hamilton songs have a connection to one another. Sometimes the connection is in the lyrics, but most of the time, there’s a connection with the beat or music in the background. For example, the first song is called Alexander Hamilton, and that song tells how Alexander had gotten to America, and his life 
before that on the islands of Nevis and St. Croix. That song has many of the
connections for the songs from the background music. Another example is that most of the songs have the lyrics “Rise Up”, “Just You Wait” and “I Am Not Throwing Away My Shot”. 

                                !!!NOT DONE!!!









Irish dance

         There are many different types of dancing that have to do with history and heritage but today I'm going to talk about Irish dance which is a form of dance that originated in Ireland. The main style of the dance is that your feet and legs are doing all the actual dancing and your upper body stays still. The history of doing this is kind of unknown but there are a few theories, like one is that a long time ago Ireland was taken over and all thing enjoyable were banned and that includes dancing so when a guard were to look in your window they couldn't tell that you're dancing. Another idea was that it was disrespectful to raise your arms in the presents of a queen so you would dance with your arms down. Others say it has to do with ancient culture's circle dancing but known of them have really been confirmed.                                                                                                                            The attire of when your performing are commonly either a dance school vest/dress or depending on the level a solo dress or solo suit. You get a solo dress depending on what level your school says although its normally the third highest level, solo dresses are cool because they can be custom made for you and the design can be literally anything your school approves of and you like. The dress is filled with embroidery designs and crystals, but the dresses cost  from $300 all the way to $2000! Other things that you wear during a feis (Irish dance competition) are big curly bun wigs, poodle socks which are long white socks with frills. Gillies which is one of the shoes you dance in and the other shoe is called just "hard shoes" which are kind of like tap shoes, you also wear a hair piece to match you solo dress and a lot of make up.                                                          Now lets talk about the levels of Irish dance, there are 6 different types of levels it starts with: beginner one, beginner two, novice, prizewinner, Preliminary champion, and open champion. I'm personally a Preliminary champion and each level has a challenge to move up to the next and all of them have perks and harder dances when you move up.                                                                                            Finally I want to talk about the routine of a lot of dancers. Most dancers dance for about 2-7 times a week though near the time of bigger competitions some dance from 4-7 days. The dance takes a lot of effort and time but i really enjoy it.                                                                                                                                          All in all i think that Irish dance is one of the best forms of dance and you should consider trying it, it could teach you a lot of new skills and help with flexibility, persistence, and teamwork!

Rare Two-headed Snake found in the US

Double Dave (left) with Double Dave (right).

On the 25th of August, a two-headed baby timber rattlesnake was found in a forest in New Jersey. The snake was found by enviromentalists from the Herpetological Associates group, who study endagered and threatened reptiles.

The snake was named Double Dave, because it was discovered by Dave Schneider and his colleage Dave Burkett. The viper is 9 inches long and has two fully formed heads, which work independantly.

"It would be pretty hard for this snake to survive in the wild." Dave Schneider said.
He said the snake stiffens when trying to escape, it would have been easy for predators to catch.

Animals with two heads that work independantly rarely survive to maturity, often fighting over which way to move and which head gets to eat first, despite food going to the same digestive track anyways. Because of how vulnrable bicephalic animals are to predators, the Schneider decided to take the young snake back to his office, where he has been caring for the snake for several weeks.

"It appears the head on the right side is the more dominant one," Schneider told ABC News. "But every once in a while, the other head will want to go in a different direction."

Double Dave seems healthy, but Schneider and his colleages want to X-ray the snake to find out wether it has a fully formed digestive track or not.



Sources:
https://www.livescience.com/double-dave-bicephalic-rattlesnake.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49598840


                                              2,500 year old mummy found

     

The Mummy is said to be one of the five Priestess of Thoth,

          
  The mummy was found in amazing condition wrappings intact and offerings still in good condition.
        This is an amazing discovery not only was the mummie found the archeoligists also found,a rare wax head that was supposed to help the dead, it was kind of like a back up head, so if the dead lost there head, they would have one to help them.
        The man was a high priest of Thoth the god of magic healing and wisdom. 
  The tomb is still being excavated so full evidence has not been yet relased.

                                               

Is it possible to have a past life ?

This is a theory and it's based of my personal experience. I'm a mentally stable person, don't worry.,
To start off, what is a past life? A past life is a previously lived life in a different body. Some examples are dreams of a past life or unexplained phobias, for example, say you were Anne frank in a past life, in your new life you could have an unexplained fear like being scared of German WW2 uniforms or the sound of marching . Dream wise you can have a dream about writing in a diary or hiding. Now I'm going to explain my story ...
DISCLAMER: I do not support the Nazis in any way, shape or form, same goes for their actions.


In my past life I recall being an SS officer. I vividly remember standing in a room with the black uniform and visor cap. Some unexplained phobias I have are very cold weather with negative temperatures (Stalingrad )  being captured as a POW by the Soviets. Also the idea of being hanged in my past life since that is what happened to most SS officers after WW2. I remember that since early childhood I had attraction to the colors red and black , and then German WW2 history . Some memories I have are meeting important Nazi party members and attending parties with high ranking officials. I think I can use my past life memories to write books about that time period. I also hope to find my friends from my past life. This is a theory once again and you can believe whatever you want.


The Tyrant's Tomb

     Coming out on September 24, 2019, the Tyrant's Tomb book is the book following the Burning Maze in the Trials of Apollo series written by Rick Riordan.
     The Trials of Apollo series is the sequel to Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series.
     In the Trials of Apollo,  Apollo is punished by Zeus and is stripped of his immortality and sent to Earth. He is sent to live with a daughter of Demeter- goddess of agriculture. Apollo, the daughter of Demeter, and a satyr must find a way to give Apollo immortality again.
   
     Rick Riordan is the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Greek mythology), the Heroes of Olympus (Roman and Greek mythology), the Kane Chronicles (Egyptian mythology), Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (Norse mythology), and-of course-the Trials of Apollo (Roman and Greek) series.
     They are all awesome books. Riordan puts incredible detail and they are very adventurous. Trust me, I am a mythology geek and I intend to read all his books-even the extras! I cannot wait until I can read the Tyrant's Tomb!

Friday, May 24, 2019

The history of graduation ceremonies

Ceremonies for graduating students date from the first universities in Europe in the twelfth century. At that time Latin was the language of scholarship. A "universitas" was a guild of masters (MAs) with licence to teach. "Degree" and "graduate" come from gradus, meaning "step". The first step was admission to a bachelor's degree. The second step was the masters step, giving the graduate admission to the universitas and license to teach. Typical dress for graduation is gown and hood, or hats adapted from the daily dress of university staff in the Middle Ages, which was in turn based on the attire worn by medieval clergy.Normally, the ceremony and name apply to university level and above (Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees), however, in the USA, completing mandatory schooling is also referred to as 'graduating', even though it is substantially below degree level. Graduations for elementary school and Kindergarten, and even for passing from one school year to the next, have been a development of recent years. This has received criticism, described as "It's just a way of celebrating mediocrity".
Graduation at the college and university level occurs when the presiding officer confers degrees upon candidates, either individually or en masse, even if graduates physically receive their diploma later at a smaller college or departmental ceremony. When ceremonies are associated, they usually include a procession of the academic staff and candidates and a valedictation . The faculty will usually wear academic dress at the formal ceremonies, as will the trustees  and degree candidates. After degree completion, graduates can be referred to by their graduating year.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci

Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci
Born: 1427
Died: July 9, 1504
Parents: Antonio da Vinci
Spouse: Margherita di Francesco di Jacopo di Guglielmo (m. 1475), Francesca di ser Giuliano Manfredini (m. 1464), Albiera di Giovanni Amadori (m. 1452–1464)
Siblings: Francesco da Vinci

He had out-of-wedlock son named Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci, with an Italian peasant girl named Caterina. He was a wealthy Florentine legal notary. 16-year-old girl named Albiera Amadori, who loved Leonardo but died young in 1465 without children. When Leonardo was 16 (1468), his father married again to 20-year-old Francesca Lanfredini, who also died without children. Piero's legitimate heirs were born from his third wife Margherita di Guglielmo (who gave birth to six children: Antonio, Giulian, Maddalena, Lorenzo, Violante and Domenico) and his fourth and final wife, Lucrezia Cortigiani (who bore him another six children: Margherita, Benedetto, Pandolfo, Guglielmo, Bartolomeo and Giovanni). When Piero died, his descendants disputed about where the inheritance should go.

   

               

                   Leonardo Da vinchi started getting famous in 1476, He started traveling around the early world and painted and painted nonstop, due to this, He was not married. So he didnt have any kids of himself. But he painted the world's best painting known to this world, the Mona Lisa. During this time, he was one of the best painters in the world.

         This man was one of the greatest man in Europe, he made a lot of famous paintings that are copied, transported, and stolen. Leonardo Da vinchi was a famous painter and inspires a lot of people even today to get into art.

     


Leonardo da Vinci's Obsession with Flight

     Leonardo da Vinci was a very famous artist for he created the Mona Lisa. However da Vinci had an obsession: Flight.
     As well as an artist da Vinci loved to invent. To him, the idea of flying was amazing and his intention was to create a flying machine.
     For years Leonardo da Vinci studied birds. How they fly, their wingspan, how they stay in the air. He saw many things about the birds' wingspan and how they stay in the air, but the one thing he didn't see was that the birds stay in the air because their bones are light weight.
     There were three inventions that are very famous to this day the da Vinci created. One is a machine that four men have to turn for it to be able to fly called an aerial screw. Obviously that did not work.
     Another one was a machine that only needed one man to fly. It was typically a human-sized invention designed to look and fly like a bird called an ornithopter.
     A third that actually worked and is used today is the parachute. there is actually not much to say about the parachute because people typically know how it works but it is made so somebody jumps, inflates the parachute, and safely makes it to the ground.