A few weeks ago, we of both F.E. Madill and JHK answered a bunch of questions for an interest survey Mrs. D set up. There were questions like “What’s your favourite video game?” and “If you had one wish, what would it be?”. Then last week, we all went to look at the spreadsheet she made with all of our answers to the questions.
Now we’ve been given the assignment to look at who’s similar to us, and who’s different. As I looked at the answers by the students of the other school, there were a lot more differences between a lot of them and me, than similarities. That was kind of expected though, because I AM kind of a strange child. c; I’m that girl who likes to stay inside and play Minecraft all day while Skyping with her best friend who lives a whole 2 minutes away, and other friends who live as close as Maine or as far as Ireland. Cx
So, I saw a couple of people who were at least kind of similar. Of course, everyone brushes their teeth. Most people brush twice a day, according to the survey. I saw that Brayden likes Two & A Half Men, which I think is an awesome show too. Not the same without Charlie, but it’s still pretty funny. He also wrote that he likes working with us in Snow Lake, just like I enjoy working with the people in Wingham. Another person with a couple of similarities is William. We both like Minecraft, and both of our favourite websites are Facebook and YouTube. I also saw that he’s a Bro. *BROFIST*
There were a lot of differences between myself and a lot of people, though. I only found one person, even including Snow Lake, whose favourite video game is Minecraft. I only know one person who loves it as much as I do, though… I also didn’t see many people with the same favourite sports. Not many people play an instrument either, although I did see one or two people who play guitar, and I think I saw a couple who play drums.
We’re not all similar, or different, from each other though. We all have similarities with at least a few people. That’s the beauty of meeting new people, you get to meet a lot of cool people with similar interests as you. That’s one thing I love about playing Minecraft online, actually. I’ve met a lot of my best friends there. :)
Well, that’s a few similarities and differences between myself and some of the Wingham students. ^.^
Welcome back! It’s a new year, and the students of the Idea Hive are getting back into their geeky ways. I know this past summer there was tech trouble with Idea Hive and sadly, Mr. Fisher couldn’t save it. Instead, he recreated Idea Hive. It took a lot of work, but it’s back, and so are we! xD
So some of you might be wondering who I am. Well, I’m Juli, an 8th grader at JHK, and I’m 14 years old. I live in the (extremely) tiny town of Snow Lake, MB. Since it’s such a tiny town (population less than 1000 :o…), we all need something to occupy ourselves, don’t we?
My entertainment just so happens to be Minecraft!
I love this game, maybe even a little too much (*cough* I’M NOT OBSESSED *cough*)… There are so many different Mods out there for Minecraft, and my best friend Emily (her and I are probably two of the most random people you’ll meet, btw xD) and I found an awesome one called Hack/Mine (aka Hack Slash Mine). It’s really fun, and we’ve met a lot of cool people while playing it. When I think of Hack/Mine, I think of a sort of combination of Minecraft and World of Warcraft, because there’s so many different mobs, weapons, etc. We play it a lot, and that’s what takes up a majority of our time outside of school. c:
In fact, we’re going to be starting a “Let’s Play” series for Hack/Mine on YouTube soon! xD I think it’s going to be really fun, and I hope anyone who watches them enjoy our extreme randomness as much as we do. c:
Speaking of video games, we also might do some Terraria and Happy Wheels “Let’s Play” soon too^.^
But enough about video games. However amazing they are, they don’t (quite) run my life (close, though;D). I love playing basketball and soccer. Those are my two favorite sports, although I do play others. One sport I really dislike is volleyball, though. I don’t really know why, but I’ve never been a fan of it. I used to love floor hockey though. Uuuntil I got hit in the mouth with a hockey stick (extremely painful, btw. I don’t recommend it). I’m not really too eager to play anymore, although in gym and such, once I really get into the game, I’m all about it. Or at least until we finish the game. xD
I’m also a huge music fan. Yeah, I’m all about metal & rock \m/ It’s funny, because Emily pretty much loathes metal, while I absolutely love it. Both new metal and old, I love both. Metallica is my best friend. c: Along with Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Ledd Zeppelin, etc. Old rock and metal is my absolute FAVOURITE. There’s a lot of great new bands too, though (not including One Direction, sorry to the Directioners) xD A few of my favorite newer rock/metal bands are Demon Hunter, Mekanism, Chimaira, BFMV, Korn, Skillet, Rise Against, 3DG, etc.
I don’t limit myself entirely to metal and rock though. I also listen to a bit of the mainstream sort of thing. A little Eminem here, the occasional P!nk there, maybe even a bit of LMFAO sometimes. The only thing I don’t listen to is country… Funny, because when I was younger I loved country. I think what I listen to the most, though, would be video game parodies. WoW, Minecraft, CoD, Diablo, LoL, etc. You name it. I love Tobuscus’ parodies (especially the Literal Trailor ones), and CaptainSparklez & TryHardNinja’s parodies, along with L70ETC, Zharken16, Oxhorn, Nyhm, Silver Letoni, etc. That’s pretty much all I listen to when I play Minecraft or WoW, or any game, and you all know how much I play games (for those who don’t, A LOT). ^-^
So yeah, I’m a huge music person, and a huge video game (mostly Minecraft, Terraria, and WoW) addict. C:
Well, I guess that’s all. You know a bit about me now. If you keep checking in with my blog, and the Idea Hive, you’ll learn more about my friends and I. :D
Bai, guise. Cx
Wednesday of last week we began the school year. We’ve started to talk about working online again, things like blogging, online radio stations, Google Docs, etc.
Tomorrow (Monday) we’ll yet again be Skyping with the class in Wingham, although now the class is just 8th grade. I think it’s going to be fun working with them, as in the past couple of years we’ve worked with them it’s been an awesome time. xD
I’m hoping we read another book over Skype this year, just like the previous years. It’s worked out and been successful all those times. Personally, I think it’s fun reading over Skype and talking to the other students over the chat room and stuff.
Anyway, I’m just updating now because I haven’t had anything to write about before, and when I did there wasn’t much time to get on WordPress… Check back soon though, because we of the Idea Hive will likely start blogging to keep you all entertained within the next couple weeks! Cx
I know this has been a really short update, considering how seldom I get on here and how long it’s been, but that’s going to change very soon. ^.^
Keep checking Idea Hive out if you want to keep updated on what’s happening!
So, I’m guessing (and kind of hoping, lol) at least somebody noticed that I haven’t been posting anything for like, the past year. The reason, is because I’m not particularly the smartest person and forgot my password. The lucky thing is though, I got back in through my old email, which I was using for this account..! So I’m saved! I posted from the new account I’d made (http://d3monhunt3rr.wordpress.com/) that I’d lost access, but I’m not sure how many people would have seen that.
Anyway, I’m back & I plan on posting more often than I used to. Music, video games, writing/books, etc. etc! Check back and/or show your friends, the more the merrier. :)
This year in Mr. Fisher’s class, the Gr. 7/8 are working with the Gr.7/8 students at Turnberry Central (sorry if I spelled that wrong!) again, and it’s a blast. We just finished the book Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel, and it was a great book! Personally, I still loved The Book Thief by Markus Zusak a lot, but Half Brother was a very good read as well. Check them out, they’re both very good books.
Right now, our class in Snow Lake & the kids in Wingham are re-writing a piece “What The Web Is For” by David Weinberger. This will be interesting, as it’s a rather old piece. We’re going to “new” it up. Re-write it so it suits the technology & possibilities there are through the internet. Obviously there has to be SOMETHING throughout 10 years! lol.
So… yeah. That’s what’s up! Come back soon to see anything new!! :D
Jewls out! ;D