This item was new for Ultimate, and actually from the Super Mario Galaxy games. I didn't realize that until I looked it up. Now it's pretty obvious.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Last year I had no idea that The Favourite even existed. Its lead star (though I had a difficult time understanding how she was really the "main" character) Olivia Colman won the Oscar for Best Actress as Queen Anne of Great Britain. I had an idea of what the movie was about, in royal courts in Europe, favorites were typically best-friends or even the love of a monarch's life and sometimes both. I would say Britain's most infamous story of a royal favorite was Piers Gaveston, whom was most likely King Edward II's true love and was a major reason Edward II was the first English monarch to abdicate the throne. This favorite story is similar but different.
One of my most hated challenges was this typing one. You have to type this page as fast as you can. The keyboard keys were not my style (too tall and rigid) and I hate following other words that are not my own thoughts. I'm pretty good at typing, but doing this was an uncomfortable chore.
Friday, August 30, 2019
While not the first 3rd party character in the series, if Capcom had to pick just one fighter for Nintendo's beloved series, the original Mega Man (Rock) would be it. He was in Smash 4 and I did use him some here. While I don't hate him, I'm not exactly a Mega Man main.
One of my favorite challenges was the loudest scream. I actually did pretty well, I was pretty close to being number 1 on the chart.
Like many man-made objects of a chemical nature, lipstick is made of many different substances. As such, some of these chemicals accidentally absorb traces of lead. Which means a lipstick could have lead in it, without anyone's knowing nor would it be on the ingredients list.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Claire had always been such a strong and important character. I watched the British series afterward, and Claire is by far much better than her United Kingdom counterpart. When the show starts, not many in America know who she is. Wives of House Majority Whips don't hold nationwide acclaim. But she's always stood by and supported her husband.
While in Gatlinburg Tennessee, we chose a package where we could do any three Ripley's attractions that we wanted. We originally were going to skip this in favor of something else, but we ran into it on our way down the road and we figured we might as well.
The name Priscilla is of Roman origin, meaning several things such as venerable, classical, ancient, and primordial. The name first appeared in the New Testament of The Bible, as one of the characters named Priscilla and her husband helped Paul the Apostle in his work.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Based heavily on the UK's House of Cards anti-hero Francis Urquhart, I thought Frank Underwood was a well-written character. I actually prefer him to his British original. At the start of the show, he's a House Majority Whip in Congress, promised to be the next Secretary of State.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
No Dragon Ball Z game is complete without Universe 7's greatest champion, Son Goku. One of the best characters in the game, of course.
Up until recently, I had no idea Alita: Battle Angel even existed. I actually heard about it for the wrong reasons. A lot of conservative Americans got really angry at Brie Larson's political statements and decided to take that out on her title role and movie Captain Marvel. They decided to make Alita their champion film (because it has a strong female lead, that's it) after Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) had Brie Larson's back. Which is really silly because all this film is a dream project to make a big-budget remake of an older anime film from almost three decades ago.
They had this majestic creature with eight legs, but his (or her?) tank was pretty small. I hope he likes it.
This was one of the few frowns in the pictures from my brother's family vacation this year to Disney World. My niece Little K does not seem to enjoy Donald Duck here. I guess I can't blame her. While I like Disney's duck, there is a Donald that wears a red hat that I cannot stand.
Monday, August 26, 2019
While I wouldn't want to be in the water with them, I always like the jellyfish. They're almost hypnotic to look at. Makes you forget there's no peanutbutterfish.
Inside Out was one of my favorite of the recent Pixar films. My brother Zach and my niece Little K got to "meet them" at Disney World.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
My brother Zach took his family to Disney World before school started this year. Little K really seems to like Vanellope here. She's from Wreck-it Ralph, a pretty good animated movie by Disney.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
While I was happy to see Animal Crossing's Villager make it into Smash 4, Villager wasn't my favorite in the last game. And that holds true for Ultimate, but I do like the fighter.
Super Mario Maker was one of the few notable games I missed out during the WiiU era. I was expecting Nintendo to make an enhanced port to the Nintendo Switch, but sure enough we got a sequel instead. While I heard some folks complain about its online features, I haven't gotten there yet. I try to finish offline modes before I jump into the online stuff.
They had African Penguins here, which makes sense considering that Tennessee is a hot climate. This statue looks pretty close to the real thing.
My brother is a big Carolina Panthers fan, and the NFL team plays in Charlotte but they would train in Spartanburg. But I hear this was the last year for that, as they'll be a new one in Rock Hill. I don't blame them, Rock Hill is much much closer to Charlotte. But he and his family were there to watch their team.
Friday, August 23, 2019
A good chunk of the place is one large tank. You get a pretty good view of it from the top of the place as well.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
In the late 1990's, there were two different Castlevania games. One was Castlevania 64, which seemed to be the more promising of the two games since it was in 3D, but it turned out to be one of the worst games in the series and on the N64. The other was Symphony of the Night, which was 2D but it was a surprise hit and the game most fans considered to be the magnum opus for the series. But after many "Metroidvanias" on GBA and DS they ran dry about ten years ago, following a split from Koji Igarashi and Konami. Since he could no longer make Castlevania games, he decided to make another series that plays almost the same. I had the Nintendo Switch version, but it's also on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
I saw this metallic Buddha the other day. I always like seeing Buddha statues for some reason. A bit strange to see him so shiny. Siddhartha Gautama in the year 3080 maybe?
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
75m is based on the second level of the same name from the classic Donkey Kong arcade game. It's been in the Super Smash Bros. series since Brawl.
They had this extinct turtle hanging near the entrance. The archelon was the largest turtle ever known and it lived in the late Cretaceous period, so it hung out with the last of the dinosaurs.