Archive for March, 2010

23
Mar
10

The Premier League Run In

The Premier League has taken a twist in favour of Manchester United! Chelsea drawing 1-1 with Blackburn saw Man Utd go top! Chelsea, even if they win their game in hand, will still be one point behind Man Utd. Man Utd have been gathering speed since Christmas and it looks like this will be the closest Premier League season for ages!  They also smashed Liverpool in a great match 2-1 and guess what. . . see my next blog!  Can you tell me what special thing didn’t happen that did happen the last three times Man Utd played Liverpool?!
Arsenal, however are not far behind and if Chelsea win their next game the Premier League looks like this.

Manchester United P:31-GD:47-Points:69
Chelsea-P:31-GD:40-Points:68
Arsenal-P:31-GD:42-Points:67

It’s very tight and I encourage all of you lot who read this to comment and include who you think will win the PREMIER LEAGUE!
More ‘Premier League Run In’ next week to be written on Monday!

Regards
Harry Legg

20
Mar
10

Bzflag

Bzflag is in my opinion the best COMPUTER game in the world, and arguably the best game EVER!  Firstly, I will tell you all what it is about.  It is a tank game which involves ‘capturing a flag’.  There are lots of other settings eg: deathmatch and more!  There are 4 colours of tanks-red, green, purple and blue-which battle each other.  Now, in capture the flag, there can be any number of teams.  Every tank can pick up any FLAG, which will give them a weapon.  I will tell you about the weapons later.  But with out a flag you still ALWAYS have a normal gun turret.  There is also a flag BELONGING to each team.  Each team has a ‘pad’ (there own colour).  The flag BELONGING to another team can be brought onto your own pad, which captures another team’s flag.  This action will kill the WHOLE of the other team’s members.

There are different types of weapons (GUIDED MISSILE gm-LASER laser-STEALTH st-CLOAKING cl-AGILITY agility-SHOCK WAVE sw- and last, but certainly not least-MACHINE GUN mg.  There are also lots of other weapons which I haven’t told you about.  But these are the BEST weapons, also I will tell you about SUPER BULLET sb (you can shoot through walls with).

So, the first weapon is guided missile or when you’re playing the game online -gm as slang-.  Guided missile enables you to lock onto another tank as long as there are NO other tanks in the way, or you will lock on to another tank will maybe enven kill a teammate (slang version is tk, for someone who kills their team mate.  When you RIGHT click anywhere on the screen and press fire(left click) it will follow the tank you’re shooting at, until it hits it target, the range runs out or it hits an object in the way (including team mates).  Also, with guided missile you CAN’T SHOOT SOMEONE FROM CLOSE RANGE!

The second weapon I will tell you about is laser.  Laser is a beam of light which destroys tanks from EXTREMELY LONG RANGE.  In some ‘maps’ (see later) there are ‘holes’ through which you can shoot at other tanks from.  If you have laser when doing that, it is called ‘camping’.

The third weapon I will tell you about is in my opinion the best weapon on the game!  Stealth!  When you play Bzflag, every tank has a radar (in the bottom left of the screen).  When you have stealth, you do not appear on their radar.  This means in effect that you can sneak up on anyone without being spotted as long as you don’t go in front of their eyes.  But one way to stop stealth being effective is a weapon called Seer.  Seer means that you can see stealth on the radar as well as normal tanks.  Stealth is also the best way of stealing the opposition’s flag.

The next weapon I am going to tell you about is Cloaking.  Cloaking simply makes you invisible to other tanks on their screen BUT NOT on the radar.  It is has a special extra which is quite cool.  Cloaking also means that you can NOT BE SHOT BY A LASER.

The next weapon I will tell you about is Agility.  With Agility, when you move your mouse, or keys (when you use the keyboard to play), then push the mouse in the direction you want it to go it while pressing the jump button (usually tab), your tank will jump forward a long way.  Also by using the same movements with the mouse, but don’t use jump, you can dodge bullets quite easily!

Next up is Shock Wave!  With shock wave (slang of that is sw), you can’t shoot bullets, but when you press or click the same button you always use to shoot, a sphere shaped ball will kill everyone near you at that time.  But don’t worry!  It won’t kill you!

Last, but certainly, definitely, not least. . .  MACHINE GUN!  I may have made too big a fuss about this weapon already, but it’s quite good, though not as good as stealth or guided missile and arguably laser.  This deadly weapon shoots EXTREMELY quickly and it doesn’t need to reload.  So you can just destroy tanks, although the range is limited slightly.

The last weapon I will tell you about is in some situations a key!  When the opposition have stolen your flag, but you have killed the tank who stole it, super bullet will help you to hold the other team up while a stealth while take the flag back.

Oops, I forgot to tell you about another VERY IMPORTANT weapon.  GENOCIDE.  If you know what genocide means you can probably guess what it does in Bzflag.  If you kill someone while possessing genocide you will destroy their whole team, and all the kills go to you!

I have now finished telling you about weapons but there still are some interesting points to be covered.  Firstly, tele-porting!  When you see a rectangle standing up with a black and yellow perimeter and a black opening, that is a tele-porter!  When you go through the black opening it will move you somewhere across the map you’re playing on.  You will come out next to another tele-porter.

I have forgotten to tell you about an amazing weapon!  That is wings!  Wings enables you to jump in the air with your tank and manoeuvre whilst still in the air!  Normally, you would be limited to one jump in which you couldn’t move around at all whilst in the air.  You can move about with wings in the air changing where you land and also depending on what map you’re on, it might give you extra jumps as well.

So, that is all I have to tell you about, but I will be writing my review on weekend football!  PLEASE LOOK AT THAT!  I am writing that now!

06
Mar
10

List of The Best Books I’ve ever read.

1. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (by J.K.Rowling)
An imaginative tale of a wizard at school facing real nightmares.
2. The Secret Island (by Enid Blyton)
A lifelike story of 4 children running away from home to a secret island.
3. Charlie Bone (by Jenny Nimmo) All I can say is wow! What a magical story.
4. The Mystery of The Invisible Man (by Enid Blyton) An amazing mystery about an invisible theif.
5. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets(by J.K.Rowling) A brilliant sequel and it’s so magical!
6. Artemis and The Time Paradox (by Eoin Colfer) The only book which has ever been unique!
7. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe (by C.S. Lewis) This story is highly voted as the best book ever written. It goes into Christianity in a way never done before. Many people who read it have no idea that C.S. Lewis is a Christian and the White Witch is like the bad force of the world and Aslan is effectively God. He rises from the dead thus paying for the sin of Edmund. Believe it or not, C.S. Lewis got the Narnia Chronicles from the bible. Please read the Narnia Chronicles!
8. The Akenhaten Adventure (by P.B. Kerr) Some children with legendary magical powers.
9. I Know What You Did Last Wednesday (by Anthony Horowitz) Nick Diamond and his detective brother encounter murder of the worst kind. Was it their friend?
10. This book is a book which can be suggested by anyone to me. Just email harry.legg@gmail.com.

06
Mar
10

Echelford Primary School(Ashford Middlesex)

Echelford is as far as I know the best school in the world. Situated in Park Road the school has a high number of pupils(roughly 650). In school there are some brilliant teachers who encourage you and help whatever talent you may have, to develop so you can use it later in your life. Echelford have won numerous competitions mainly because of Mr Wilson (the school’s head teacher)who has coached and nurtured many skills of the pupils within!

Echelford has an infant department (reception, year 1 and year2)run by the head of Infants(Mrs Dutton) and a junior department (year 3,4,5 and 6) mainly run by the head of Juniors(Mr Grimwood). But right behind all this is Mr Wilson (I have mentioned him before).

Also, in my opinion, Echelford is very good at teaching Science.

So I conclude that Echelford Primary School is the best school in the world!

Harry Legg (pupil at Echelford Primary School-I’m in year 6-)

P.S. All friends please comment (or if you don’t know me feel free to comment:D)

01
Mar
10

Prologue to The Chlowlow Journey

Prologue

Late one night, a native Indian knocked on a rotten wooden door. There was silence. Then at last The Indian heard a shuffling figure come to the door.

Who is it?” asked an old hoarse voice.

Ouuudini!” answered the Indian. The door creaked open.

Did you-do it? The diamond, I mean.” An old lady wearing an old, ragged Red Indian dress stood in the doorway, her pearl necklace sparkling under the moonlight.

Of course!” replied the Indian. “I must go soon, so hide the diamond! And remember, if you talk, YOU DIE!” The woman cowered behind the door, as if frightened by the Indian’s words.

Yes, !” she stuttered. Ouuudini disappeared stealthily into the night sky!

Jamie and Lord Taarken sat in a musty, old room as their friend strode in to the room with a worried expression on his face.

My Dad, Ouuudini should have arrived earlier today. But he hasn’t. I’m going down town to look for him. Houdini ran off!

Ten minutes later, Houdini ran in to the room and slumped down on a wooden chair. His face was pale!

He’s caught malaria and is going to die! Quick, come with me to the hospital!” Houdini ran back out of the room towards a horse drawn wagon. Taarken looked at Jamie’s chair. But no Jamie was there. Then a voice called to Taarken.

Come on, we’re going to the hospital.”

When in the wagon cart, trundling along, Houdini explained himself.

He was travelling here. But somehow he fell in a swamp and got bitten by a bloodthirsty mosquito. Suddenly, my Dad became weak. But a passer-by rescued him, luckily, without being bitten and took him to the hospital.” The wagon stopped outside a wooden building and they all got out. Once inside the hospital they asked the lady at the desk in the entrance hall,

Can you tell us where Raion Ouuudini is?”

He is here, but you can’t see him, He’s expected to die, VERY, soon!” Houdini stood still for a second and then thrust his hand into his pocket. Out came a dagger!

Now,” he said calmly. “Where is Raion Ouuudini?”

Through the door on left!”she quavered pointing. Houdini rushed through the door with Jamie and Taarken following.

When Ouuudini saw his son, he gasped,

All is not lost!” Houdini walked to his father’s bed.

Ouuudini reached for his son’s hand and stuttered his last sentence.

The diamond,…in Chlowlow, ol…d-la-deeeeee. As his criminal father passed away, Houdini looked at Taarken and Jamie.

Chlowlow, it is!” he whispered.

Over the next few days the three men prepared for an expedition to Chlowlow.

A month later, they were on the road to Chlowlow. But there were many problems.

They were running short of food. They had rapidly spread Ouuudini’s last words and had acquired numerous numbers of eager people on the quest to get the lost diamond. Houdini, Taarken and Jamie gravely discussed the situation.

We are in the middle of nowhere, we’re running out of food, and furthermore, we have no idea where the village Hisini is.” said Taarken. “ So I’m afraid we’re lost FOREVER!”