Sunday, Monday, Tuesday; chillin' with birds. Not very rainy. I learned that ducks make the worst smell I've ever encountered in my short life so far.
Reset finished! Congratulations to Guy with is character Ro for winning first place! It was a pleasure competing with you!
Most of this week I spent on Flight Rising because it was the Light Flight's Holiday week. Woo! I love my flight! I didn't know it at the time I chose, but light flight is always the first in the cycle of holidays, meaning we get all the flight specific apparel and familiars first. (also we've become a virtual power house when it comes to the dominance battles. We are almost always in the top three)
While I was grinding in the coliseum, gathering more holiday currency, I finished listening to "House of Hades" and "The Blood of Olympus", thus successfully catching me up on both the PJO and HoO series. The second series was.... alright! To be honest, I just did not care for half the new characters. I found piper, frank, hazel and even Jason forgettable. I did like Leo, though. Noticing a trend, I found that my favorite book out of the second five was #4, House of Hades, mostly because I love watching my favorite characters suffer for extended periods of time.
Am I alone on this feeling? Do you ever wish to see terrible things happen to your favorite characters? Not because you are a sadist, but because you want to see how they overcome? You want to know how they manage to survive, get through, and ultimately triumph over their pain and suffering. I feel this way for a lot of characters I like, even if they've suffered enough.
Anyway, after I finished the last book I went to the wiki in order to learn if there was going to be a third series, because I was not left satisfied. What happened to Apollo? Did Leo get back to camp? Those two things bothered me the most. But while I was researching I learned that the Kane Chronicles (another work by Rick Riordan featuring Egyptian gods) exists in the same world with PJO. In fact, there are CANON CROSSOVERS where the two casts of characters meet. Also the Kane Chronicles only has three books and not five like the other series and this makes me mad because i've had the third book all this time but haven't read it because much like the Heroes of Olympus Series, I don't remember what happened in the first two books. (and I can't find an audio book of the first half of the first book online to listen to). I also learned Rick Riordan is writing a NEW series about NORSE MYTHOLOGY that's supposed to come out this october and I'm SUPER excited for that one. I know for a fact Romans and Vikings existed at the same time so I wonder if this is in the PJO universe as well. I wonder if jö
rmungandr is going to appear.... Fuck, now I need to finish my HTTYD fan fiction fast before people assume I'm copying ideas.
Edit: I constantly find myself editing these things as I suddenly remember minuscule details I forgot on my first go. Speaking of HTTYD, Dreamworks released another Dragons cartoon series on Netflix, called "Race to the Edge". It's a continuation of Riders of Berk and Defenders of Berk and you can definitely tell they were made my the same animators, i.e, it's not that great. I watched the first two of thirteen episodes and I'm not that impressed. The animation looks... weird. I swear they make Toothless and all the other dragons too small in the cartoons, and something about toothless' face just seems... off. Also none of the characters look like they have the right "weight" to them when they move, and the coloring is.. weird. Like there's not enough shadows or texture. The humor in the writing is fantastic and it was also the only thing I liked from the first two series. I might go back and watch the other episodes now that the FR holiday week is over, but it's not a priority for me.
I also trimmed the bushes outside my house this week in order to pay off my dept of the scholastic book fair to my mom. And today I went to Panera Bread for my first time. It's supposed to be a healthy restaurant. It's okay, I guess.
Today only three of the eight bird keepers showed up to work (and then a fourth in the evening because she does the late shift). The others could not come for various reasons. We were so swamped just trying to keep up with the bare minimum feeding and cleaning. We also had our first flamingo hatch yesterday! Baby flamingos are the softest things in the world, I swear. I'm pushing to name it Rainbow or Gaylord because it's hatch date was also the same as the day Gay Marriage was legalized in all of the USA.
Other than this.. this week I've been switching back from scripting comic pages to writing fan fiction, after listening to good books and movie sound tracks I feel like I suddenly know how to write things more poetically. God, I hope I finish this story soon even though I'm nowhere near even half way done.
HEY GUYS! NEXT WEDNESDAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY! DO YOU KNOW WHY?? IF NOT, DON"T WORRY! I WILL INTENTIONALLY PUT SUNDAY"S POLL ON WEDNESDAY AND MAKE A WHOLE JOURNAL DEDICATED TO IT!!! SEE YOU IN HALF A WEEK!!!!!!!