Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Whiteboard Animation

The Indianapolis Central Library has great kids activities. Check out the Learning Curve Schedule for more info and upcoming events.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Elliot's education plan

Elliot sketched this plan yesterday for his education and future employment as a game designer.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

6 things that make me happy

E's list:
  1. Bionicles
  2. Dogs
  3. Drawing
  4. Making stories
  5. Being alone to relax
  6. Being on my own schedule

O's list:
  1. Bionicles
  2. Dogs
  3. Drawing
  4. Elliot
  5. Mama
  6. Richard

This post is in response to a blog meme 6 things that make me happy.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Gingerbread fortresses

Instead of building quaint little gingerbread houses, we have fortresses.

E's fortress
  • Licorice missilles- people seeking missiles that zap an enemy when it hits them
  • Skittles bombs- are flying bombs that hit things and blow them up.
  • Marshmellow sensors- sense an enemy and alert the poison dispensers inside the fort.
  • Tree nets- are net throwers that fly nets and wrap around the enemy.
  • Tootsie logs- sense an enemy and roll on the enemy and crush him
  • Wafer wheel- make scary faces and scare the enemy
  • Roof rampage- throw the roof on the enemy quick

Creator comments: I like my fortress because I really like houses. If somebody comes inside, it protects them. If their enemy came near it would shoot them with a licorice missile and it would hit them with skittle bombs.

O's Fortress
  • Coffee trees-- spray piping hot coffee at intruders
  • Candy cane careful climbing objects-- person has to jump over them because if they try to go through them a doordoor comes down from the top and traps them in
  • Whopper Boulders-- when they sense motion, they roll onto the path to try to crush a person; after they crush the person, they roll back into place
  • Flame Rod--has to be dodged so it won't burn the feet
  • Love spikes-- make intruder trip and fall onto M&M bomb
  • M&M bomb-- blow up as someone passes
  • Chocolate missile kisses-- shoot up and hit their target
  • Little smackers-- chocolate morsels which can only turn twice to follow a person, after that they self-destruct
  • Ooey-gooey wall-- if a person tries to get through, they get stuck
  • Heat sensor boom flame rods-- shoot up fire balls that follow an enemy until he's eliminated; when eliminated, the fire retracts
  • Junk walls-- (2) move so as to meet and crush the enemy in between them
  • Gotcha good graham walls-- fall and activate M&M bombs
  • Demolition detonator

How to defeat the fortress
  1. avoid all the pitfalls
  2. move quickly
  3. prize at end, eat the fortress
Thank you Jama for the assistance too!