Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Gambit landed on the bins out on the back street. Every bin fell over making a huge racket and dropping all the rubbish that was inside them. Gambit picked himself off the floor and stood up removing the odd banana peel that was dangling on his shoulder. The back door opened, letting out a bright light coming from inside. Gambit quickly hides round behind one of the last bins standing. He crouched behind, so he couldn’t be seen. He saw a girl figure leave the building and she looked around whispering “daddy, daaaddyyy.” She started rummaging around the fallen bins on the floor, litter was flying all over the place. She got closer and closer to Gambit without noticing. Gambit could make out features on her face. She looked young and had long black hair, with make up all over her face. Her clothes were ripped apart and hanging off her body. She looked a mess. Gambit couldn’t get to grips who she was and why she wanted him. Gambit figured to himself that she had probably been in a fight and had gone and bashed her head on the floor. He stood up and revealed himself. “ There you are. I saw you playing cards back inside and I thought you were amazing.” She walked up closer to him. “I like a man who can play his cards right.” She whispered down his ear. She had her arms round his neck and started kissing his face. Gambit pushed her away and stood far away from her as possible.
“Who are you?” Gambit shouted, the girl looked shocked that Gambit didn’t know who she was. “Silly, you know who I am” “Get away from me” shouts Gambit and he runs away. He doesn’t look back he just carries on running. Gambit jumps to the left and back into another dark lonely ally. He stumbles over some cardboard boxes and falls flat on the floor. He had cut his leg on some of the glass that had been smashed on the floor. He could make out that the girl was heading towards him. Gambit tried to get himself up, but failed and fell back on the floor. He fell back on the glass and cut his arms and hands. He tried to drag himself further up the ally, but every time he moved his arm or legs it made the pain from the glass worse. However Gambit was not giving up, even if he came out the ally with no arms or legs, he would much rather live like that then be left with that strange girl down here. Gambit dragged himself further and further, he didn’t look back to see how close the girl was. He kept moving until, he was being pulled back. The girl grabbed onto his leg and dragged him back. Gambit refused and tried to stop the girl. When he began struggling the girl grabbed a bit of glass poking form his leg and started pushing it in. Gambit was in agony.
Gambit could not take anymore of this and lifted himself of the ground and jumped straight for the girl. He knocked her over and she bashed her head on the near wall. The girl was knocked out. Gambit had time to pull out each and everyone of the bits of glass sticking in his arms, legs and hands. Soon after he put the girl on his shoulders and carried her back to the club where he first met her that evening. He cleaned all her wounds in the nearest toilet and sat her back at one of the tables with a drink and a note next to it. The note read “from daddy”. She looked around to see if he was still around. But she was too late. He was gone.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
The sight ahead was barley visible. We had lost the guys who had been chasing us for miles. However I still thought to myself that it was over, but more was to come as we started to land the car. We gradually reach land and had all 4 wheels on the road. I promised Jean Grey that I would protect and wouldn’t let anyone take to use her as a weapon of destruction. I always had feelings for Jean Grey and I thought she had too, until I saw her with Cyclops. Ever since that day I saw them both together I started to stay away as I would only fool myself in thinking she liked me for more than a friend. But, as a friend she needed help and that was what I was going to do.
We were driving in the middle of nowhere and barley had enough fuel left in the car, we were going to have to carry on our journey on foot. The car came to a slowing halt and packed in instantly Jean tried to start the engine again, no use. We both stepped out the car. We both tried to take in our surroundings and to see what was up ahead. I looked at my phone and it was no good, one there was no signal and the battery was almost dead. We carried on our journey my carrying it on by foot.
It seemed hours had gone past as we walk miles and miles down the same one road. I turned round and the car was not to be seen. I kept checking to see if Jean was ok. She looked tired, but still had determined look on her face. A slight rumbling noise came from straight ahead. The sound got louder and louder as it came closer to us. Soon in sight was a motorbike. The heat was getting to me and I got dizzy. I looked at Jean and she was a blur to me. I heard the bike get nearer and nearer to us and I heard the engine stop. I fell to the floor and closed my eyes. I couldn’t go on any further. I could hear Jean talking to someone ahead. Then, I remembered why I was here, to help Jean. I pushed myself up, my eyes still closed I dragged my feet on the ground. One by one I pushed and shouted “Jean, JEAN are you ok?” Hoping for an answer from Jean, I got a new but familiar voice sounding like a mans. I forced my eyes open, to then see Cyclops holding Jean in his arms. “You ok Buddy?” he asked me. I wasn’t ok to see him I would have rather been back lying down on the ground not knowing what was going to happen to me rather than to see him. But it was a ticket out of here and back to safety.
“I called for help. What happened to you two and how did you get here? We tracked Jean down by using her phone”. I then realized something, he didn’t know what was happening to Jean. At that moment he must have had many questions running through his head. Jean must not have told him about what was happening to her. I gave him an answer what I thought Jean would have wanted me to say to him “I..I don’t know, I can’t think right now. My minds a mess”. He just nodded and smiled. He’s not stupid, he knew something was going on. But I would leave it to Jean to tell him in her own time.
I soon saw help.
Friday, 14 May 2010
…keeping too herself. I only had seen her use that mighty power of hers once, I think it’s breath taking.
I walk over to the bar and tapped her on the shoulder. “Well if it isn’t Jean Grey”. She turns and looks at me, then thinks to herself. Her eyes soon lighten up and she replies back “Harvey? It’s been too long”. “Ten years too long, old friend”. I sat on the stool next to her. Looking into her eyes, I was lost for a moment as she was so beautiful. “I’m glad you agreed to come all the way over here to meet me” She said. Jean looked anxious and said “well there’s a reason I asked you to come here, I need your help”. She turns and looks over to the entrance and stares longingly as if she was waiting for something or someone.
Two men in suits walk in the bar. They stand and scan the building. Once they saw Jean and I, they stopped and started to walk over. Jean and I both look at each other and Jean shouts “RUN Harvey”. I see them getting closer towards us, I saw Jean heading for the fire exit. She turns back and encourages me to follow. I thought to myself what I had gotten into. We ran outside to find help to get away. Jean shouts, “Follow me”. We head for her car. We both literally jump in and Jean sets off without hesitation. I see Jean looking worried while she checks the car mirrors. I ask, “ what’s going on Jean? Tell me Jean”. Still while looking at the road she tells me “They want me. They want me for my powers and I need you to help me”. I knew she had a gift with her powers, but I didn’t know people were desperate to use them for themselves. I looked back and saw the two men following us in the car behind us. At a point like this I thought to myself how were we going to get out of this, but I remembered I was with Jean Grey.
I felt the car shaking, getting faster and faster as we were moving. “What’s happening?” I shouted hoping for a quick answer from Jean. Jean replies back by saying “ I’ve just come prepared for an event like this”. I felt the car lifting from the ground. I looked back at the car behind. I saw their jaws drop and their car swerved to a halt.
We were safe, but for how long.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
This is a true story which happened on the 17th April 2010, so not that long ago.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Monday, 18 January 2010
This blog continues from where my last blog about me talking about the pros and cons of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
I've been playing the game since christmas and so far I'm enjoying the game, but why? Why am I enjoying the game so much? Looking back at the game and other past Mario platformer games are that of the pros that I talk about in my last blog. Those list of pros are what I enjoy and think highly of the game.
One thing I personally enjoy about the game is in some levels you have to figure stuff out while playing the level. For example the final boss in world two you have to go a certain path to reach the boss. If you don't go the right path the level just carries on repeating itself over and over till the time runs out. Why I like this as soon as you get used to going from A to B any way you want, then the game restricts you and makes more harder. I also like the idea because as soon as I had finished it I got a sence of acomplishment after.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Since Marios debute into the video game world he has been in a lot of game genres from racing to a RPG and Sports to party games. But the on genre which he basically owns the title of is the platformer genre. Over the years Mario has moved up from starting in 2-D and now in 3-D titles from the likes of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy.
Right, I was set a task to play any game I want and blog about about the pros and cons of that game. The game I had choosen was the New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The game takes Mario back into 2-D platforming back on the home console and which had not been seen for 19 years on the Super Nintendo.
The game adds new features ino the series for example having 4 players at once in the same level. One person controls Mario and three others take the roles of Luigi, and two toads (one yellow and one blue).
Another feature is having more power ups to play with and help you through the 80 levels ahead and thats not including the mini games too. The new power ups include a propeller suit, an ice suit and a penguin suit. They are all enjoyable addisions to the game put a personal favurite of mine is the propeller suit as it lets you exceed new heights to find extra coins and hidden doors to earn power ups (extra lives).
Graphics wise the game looks nice but the game morely focuses on gameplay, very addictive and stressful gameplay. What I mean is when you die or finish a level you want to carry on playing and I keep saying to myself "one more go, one more go" and you could be playing the game for ages and keep saying that to yourself. It can be stressful as the level dificulty is very hard and I could be dieing stupidly and get really stressed out at it as I always die at a certain part, but as it so addictive I still carry on playing it.
- 4 players at once is very fun with family and friends
- great selection of power ups
- Thoughtful and interesting levels (Most level challenge the player by making them think how to get through the level)
- Brillient gamplay
- Hard (I put this in the advantages as you don't won't the game to be too easy which makes it boring to play).
- Keeps the gamer interested (long lasting)
- Great soundtrack
- Can be stressful
- annoying enemies appaer when you don't want them too.
- More Yoshi please