The original Pokemon Trainer may be known as Ash Ketchum in the cartoon, and Red in the actual games, but he made a pretty awesome appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He didn't fight exactly, but you could control 3 different characters with Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Lucario might of been a new pokemon, but his huge popularity in Japan got him into Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Which is something I didn't mind, except he replaced Mewtwo as a result.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Captain Olimar is the star of the Pikmin series, and despite having just two somewhat successful Gamecube games, he did appear in the third Super Smash Bros game in Brawl.
In 2008 I had never seen Batman Begins (though I saw it later) but I was really hyped up for the sequel The Dark Knight. It was really hard to believe the super-excitement over the film. I think I saw it for my birthday in theaters while it was still fresh.
Nothing much happens here in my home state of South Carolina, but one story that made a big splash in local news involves the school board for Pickens County. Even though they have no control over the schools in my area, they are only two small counties to the west. The school board was using student-led Christian prayers to begin each meeting, until the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent them an objection to it.
Monday, February 25, 2013
I took this photo the other day when we saw all the Easter stuff already out. Daisy always wants one of the bunnies every year. I got her the blue one in 2011, and the pink one in 2012. She loved seeing the new versions out this year.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
King Dedede was Kirby's main nemesis but it was rather odd that he got left out of the Melee. Espeically considered the guy behind the series was the creator of Kirby. He did make it in finally with Brawl.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Lucas is the second character from the Earthbound series to make a playable appearance in Smash Bros. Lucas joined Ness in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. However most Americans never knew of Lucas beforehand as he starred in Earthbound's Japan-only sequel Mother 3.
This was taken a few years ago down at the Charleston Aquarium in South Carolina. I sadly didn't get to go down to visit, but they did take pictures of the visit. Here's my nephew seeing one of the first fish tanks in the place.
The first novel in the world is generally believed to be The Tale of Genji written in the 11th century somewhere between the year 1000 to 1012. The author was a poet named Murasaki Shikibu, though it is only a nick-name. Her real name is unknown.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Ike made his big debut with Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, so it wasn't a shocker that he was included in the cast of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Basically replacing Roy as the alternate Fire Emblem character.
The Chili Pepper originated in the Americas. Christopher Columbus' crew brought some back to Europe after one of his voyages. The pepper was later spread across the globe which led to new varieties that many enjoy today.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
As of 2013, there have been only 2 presidents born in the state of Texas. However neither of those men were George H.W. Bush or George W. Bush. They were Dwight D. Eisenhower who was born in Denison, and Lyndon B. Johnson who was born in Stonewall.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Roy was the 2nd surprise character from the Fire Emblem series to appear in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Unlike Marth, even gamers in Japan didn't really know Roy. His first game was Melee, as he was included to boost interest in a Fire Emblem sequel he starred in that would come out soon after.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Marth first appeared as a hidden character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. For Americans, Marth was a total surprise As Fire Emblem was a Japanese-only series at the time. Nintendo had once considered keeping Marth (and Roy) out of the American version of Melee. Instead their popularity led Nintendo to give Fire Emblem a chance in America, and it worked.
While the Earth has only one single moon, Jupiter has many more. Many know of the four large moons named Europa, Ganymede, Io, and Callisto which were first discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. Since then we've noticed 67 moons orbiting Jupiter, though the other 63 moons are very small in comparison to the Galilean moons.
Monday, February 18, 2013
When Bungie left the Halo series they created, many gamers were utterly shocked by the news. It was easier news to take when they decided to make one last game with Halo: Reach. But I guess I can understand their situation. It would be lame to make the same game over and over. But what have they've been working on since then? Well a new FPS called Destiny.
Mike is my brother Brandon's and his wife Terry's cat. Sadly Mike has cancer, and today will be his last day among us. I'm happy I have photos where I can see Mike healthy and happy. It was very depressing to see him in his condition when I visited him two days ago. He'll be missed.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I have been a big fan of the Mario Kart games since the original title on SNES. I spent many days playing Mario Kart: Double Dash with my brother in very bitter matches. And Mario Kart DS was the very first game I ever played online. So when I got my 3DS, Mario Kart 7 was an easy choice.
We don't get much snow in South Carolina, in-fact when the snow hits people start to go a little crazy. Supermarkets usually get super-busy, roads are terrible, and everything comes to a halt. It came out of nowhere too. It went from nice and clear to a blizzard in just an hour.
While the modern Olympic games has been hosted in countless countries, it has never hosted either the summer or winter games in South America, Africa, and Antarctica as of 2013. In 2016 the Olympics will add another continent to its legacy as the summer games are to be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Mewtwo was the ultimate Pokemon to get in the original Red and Blue games, but he was left out of the original Smash Bros. Mewtwo did appear in it's sequel Super Smash Bros. Melee.
My brother took this photo of my niece Little Iz the other day. I got to see her again yesterday. It was the first time I saw her where you could tell she could see and understand most of what was going around her. She's already watching TV, though I don't think she understands her dad's basketball games.
Despite being called a mountain goat, the animal is not a true goat. Goats are members of the genus Capra, while the mountain goat is the sole living-member of the genus Oreamnos. They both are closely related as both belong to the sub-family Caprinae.
Friday, February 15, 2013
2013 means it's our third Valentine's Day together, and we've been together for almost 3 years in April. The number one thing Daisy asked for this year was this teddy bear. They have them every year, but she's gotten all the colored bears except this pink one.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I took this photo a few days ago and Daisy saw the first teddy bear I got her for Valentines Day along with the one I got her last year. They are slightly different, but those are her favorites. She still has them at home, but she always like to see the new versions for the year.
Valentines Day is obviously named after Saint Valentine. Ironically little is known about St. Valentine except his name and that he died on the Via Flaminia road near Rome. Almost everything else about his life is debated and uncertain.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
With Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask being such classic Zelda games, it was no wonder that Link's younger self made an appearance as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
This was taken yesterday by my brother when my mom went to visit my niece. I haven't seen her for maybe a week, and she's already grown so much. I'm glad to see that she's gotten to the stage where she can open her eyes most of the time. My mom says she thinks Little Iz knows who she is now.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Falco might of been the strongest member of Fox's crew in the Starfox games, but he got left out of the original Super Smash Bros. He did appear in it's sequel Melee, and the third game Brawl.
This was taken a few weeks ago when my niece Little Iz was maybe a week old I think. Well my other brother and his two sons came over to see her. They didn't pay much attention to the baby, but Mr. C loved my brother's dog Blue. She's a huge Great Dane (yet not even a year old yet) and she was so excited to see everybody.
While Valentine's Day is celebrated in China by some, another romantic event is the Qixi Festival which is often translated as "Night of Sevens". The festival is more about improving domestic arts and wishes for a good husband. It's celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month and originated during the Han Dynasty.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Since Ganondorf first appeared (he'd previously only had been shown in his monster form) in 1998, I guess it was no surprise he was left of the original Super Smash Bros. a year later. But in 2001, he made his first major appearance in Melee.