Friday, August 31, 2012

High School

A couple of weeks ago, I started up school again. That's why I haven't written a lot recently. It's been crazy, because this is my first year of high school.

So far, I have enjoyed my high school experience. I can't complain too much about my classes. I only got lost once when I tried to find my locker, and then got turned around looking for my first class on the first day. I've gotten into a routine by now.

My favorite thing is that finally, after two years of being apart, my BFF and I are at the same school! We hang out at the library before school, have lunch together, and share one class. I am glad that now I can say that all my friends (well, ALMOST all of my closest friends...) are at the same school now. We have so much fun together, and I know that, with them, this will be the best four years of my life.

While I'll always keep my current friends, I wonder if I should really make an effort to make new ones, and how I would keep them, since I always spend lunch and before-school with my current friends and don't have time to hang out with friends otherwise, except in class.

My only complaint is my lab partner in biology. She has a bad attitude, hates school, has called our class h-e-double-hockey-sticks, and doodles all through class and doesn't pay attention. I reminded her that once we actually start labs, I would hope she would pull her own weight in our assignments, and not just leave everything to me and let her put her name on it at the end, to which she replied, "You can't tell me what to do".

Tonight is the night of my school's annual rivalry football game with one of the other schools in our district. I am going to be there, and look forward to it! I am really trying to be involved in my school to have the best experience possible. I am going to join the NHS when I am old enough, and the Literary Club once it starts. I am already in choir and on the newspaper staff.

I am excited for this year, and hope you others going back to school are too. Abinata!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated

As of recently, this has been one of my favorite shows and one of the few I watch on a consistent basis. I am a long-time fan of Scooby-Doo, having discovered re-runs of the original series. I have to say, it's much better than this debris of their modern series.

The plot of this series has the first ever story-arc in any Scooby-Doo shows. It revolves around "the curse of Crystal Cove", a planospheric (don't care if I misspelled that) disk, and "Nibiru". It is certainly the darkest plot of any Scooby Doo series. 

In the town of Crystal Cove, greed, evil, and mystery lurk behind every corner. The mystery gang have to solve mysteries and are seemingly the only good IN the town. Nobody appreciates them, though. One of the plot points is that "this has all happened before". Apparently, there is a long streak of mystery solving gangs in Crystal Cove's history, all with two boys, two girls, and an animal mascot. They all are undone by evil, starting with the animal mascot, because of the planospheric disk, which supposedly leads to Spanish conquistadors' treasure.

First, let me say, WHY?!?!!?!? WHY make Scooby Doo so dark? Sure, the world is dark and cynical sometimes these days. But why ruin an innocent, hilarious cartoon with the condition of society? Scooby Doo isn't evil! He's just a scardey ol' mutt who loves Scooby Snacks, and hanging out with his best pal, Shaggy. 

Another thing: One of the things I can't STAND is how in some of the Scooby Doo movies, the monsters, ghosts, and stuff end up being real. This is how it seems this series is going to end up. *sigh* Warner Brothers had so much potential with a Scooby Doo re-boot, and they blew their chance.

Imagine old fans tuning in to show their kids THIS. Can you imagine how this trash could influence them? Nobody DIED in the old series. Sorry, spoiler alert: Angel Dynamite/Cassidy Williams dies in the episode "The Midnight Zone".

This show, if turned around, could be GREAT! You could keep it modern, say give them cell phones and still have them be in high school, et cetera, but keep the old gags, like "Those meddling kids and their dog" (sometimes they don't do that anymore) "Would you do it for a Scooby Snack?" (they NEVER do that anymore, that I remember), and Velma losing her glasses, non-intentionally bumping into the ghost/monster, and take away the cynical-ness. Old fans would tune in, introduce the show to their kids without fear, and the kids could become life-long fans like their parents! 

Needless to say, as this show is now, I am no longer watching. Tonight, I shall cancel my recording of this from my DVR. If anyone who reads this is connected to Warner Brothers anyway, or knows someone who is, pass this on to someone who can change this!