Tuesday, October 7, 2008


In our changing world, friendships are one of the few things that we hope stays the same; however, they often change or end. Friendships often change for the better, occasionally for the worse, and hopefully infrequently end. I have been in the superhero business for about 5 years and I think that during that time I have experienced many kinds of friends. I would like to classify them below:

1. The today friend: This friend is so awesome while you have them. You might feel rather close to them. For reasons you can not always know or predict, the friendship ends suddenly and sometimes violently. Afterwards, you always think of the good times you had with this friend. For example, I once had a friend named M&M man. We were really close friends because of the Superhero Association we both belonged to. We went on many missions together, but he had been dating a Susan the Super steadily. I advised him to break up when I realized Susan had been taken over by spirited woman. Another friend did as well. M&M man broke off the relationship, but when Susan reappeared she held him and me accountable. M&M man and I stayed friends but because we pursued different interests (I the superhero charity league, and he the superhero olympic team; both suitable interests) we grew apart and are now merely aquaintances.

2. The forgotten friend: This friend is the one we often fail to acknowledge. They are usually there for us but don't always talk to us everyday, hang out with us, or give us stuff. They do, however, give us their steady friendship and their steady ear. They are always there for us even though we usually forget it. For example, I have a friend named Truffular Tia. She lets others know what she thinks about me and her other friends she is so close to. She is always willing to listen. She left our area for a while, and then came back. I think it is tough for her though because many people have forgotten how good she was to them. I know I have. This is to Tia, the forgotten friend, but a very good friend indeed. May I never ever forget her.

3. The Best friend: These guys have got us out of tight spots, and we do the same for them. Many times we feel that they are our siblings. They are there for us almost always. They know how to help us feel better and can cut us very deep. For example, I have a friend named Delicate Daisy who once was my best friend. I told her everything, we did super things together. Then she met Spirited Woman through a super boy named Geoffrey of Butterfingers. She hurts me deeply often and I will always feel a deep love and friendship for her, no matter how many times she hurts me. I also have a friend name Harry the hamburger. He has been my friend for many many years and will always be, I hope.

4. The Fake friend: Though there are many sub categories of each of these friends, this is the last I will discuss. A fake friend is someone who is your friend because it is expected. Often you will be a very real friend to them, but they will not be very good friends to you. They use you and then spit you out. For example (last example, I promise!), I once thought spirited woman was one of my best friends. But over the years she has shown her mean face, through actions and words, but then will hide it behind a just kidding. Though I still want to be her friend, she is often not very good to me.

Now there is only one thing to do with this information. Be the best friend not the fake friend. Be a friend you would want to have. Be happy, and love your friends, no matter what type they are. When you get through life and you have nothing else, you can still have friends and a winning personality. One kind of friend I didn't mention is the missed friend. This is also for Alicia, who I love dearly and hardly see though we are currently at the same academy. Best of luck in your friendships.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fighting for what you believe

Sometimes we feel persecuted for what we believe. I feel persecuted often for my belief that skittles are happy candies. Many people say, "skittles are bad for the soul, and the body." Those people, I have concluded, are deluded. When you are faced with something that challenges your beliefs, do not back down, you are not alone.You should stand up for your religious beliefs if by chance you are ridiculed for your beliefs. I'm not just talking religion though. If you think that something is wrong, the only one who can fix it is you. Violence however will rarely solve the problem whereas diplomacy and the power of speech quite often will. You might not fix the problem but maybe you can help to become the solution later. Good luck, and good night!


We all know that certain people have the ability to give us light. Others certainly try to take it away. Each day we receive and we lose light. We continually get brighter or dimmer, stronger or weaker, warmer or colder. It does not matter what we do we will not, can not, and dare not stay where we are. Those who are under that delusion are kidding themselves to a level that is incomprehensible. We move forward or we don't. I think the important thing is to move forward or certainly we will move backwards and eventually fall. We can gain light, move forward, grow stronger through the influence of others around us. Certainly though, there are people who simply decide to be brighter and then act on the decision. Those people are the people who give us light.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Higher Ideal

I couldn't stand by and let noone say anything. Something must be said and I will say it. I hope everyone else will say something as well. Also, please check my other post below this (it's new too!)

A Higher Ideal
Materialism; it’s a growing in our Modern America, and it has spread throughout Europe and is becoming a big thing in growing China. People are extremely concerned with getting the best stuff and having a lot of it. If you can’t make enough money to buy a $200,000 home, a boat, 3 fancy sports cars, a trailer, 2 jetskis, and a pool in your backyard, you are a failure in this material world. In other words, enough is never enough, and everyone fails. It is a growing problem and the attitude that enough is not enough is a growing trend among young adults and adolescents. People are no longer judged on their character, their beliefs, or their deeds, but rather on their cars, their hairstyle, their clothes, and their good looks. "Poor" people everywhere are giving everything for their children, but it will not be enough. Our world thinks that it is only important what those people have, because it’s their fault if they don’t have enough; they haven’t worked hard enough.
This is simply not the case; the world is capable of better. We must hold ourselves to a higher ideal. It simply does not matter if you have a great big house; no one will remember you for your house. It simply does not matter if you are so good looking; no one will remember if you looked like a god or like a garbage can. It simply does not matter if you have the best looking mustang on the lot; no one will remember and no one cares if you have a better car than them. There is so much more to life than this materialism, and that is something America along with almost all of the rest of the world has forgotten.
Material things do not last forever, and you certainly cannot take them with you when you die. The only thing that will be ageless is a sound reputation, good character, and heroic deeds. No one is saying you have to save a country from a terrorist attack to be remembered forever, but you can simply be remembered for a year because you smiled at someone when they thought they had lost everything.
Materialism has conquered politics and the media more rampantly than anything else. People are beginning to look at money and enterprise as good reasons to elect public officials. It doesn’t matter that they will screw the education system and jack your taxes up. We can not have our public figures be people merely of wealth and “political shrewdness.” We must demand a higher ideal. It must not be good enough for us to have merely rich men as our leaders. We must demand that they be respectable, honest, and that they have the integrity and strength to stand up against the corruption that faces our country. If we do not demand a higher ideal, we will settle for less than enough, enough will not be enough. We will fail in our most valiant efforts to be a leading country. Our country will slip into poverty and ruin as many others have who neglected to elect leaders of character and integrity.
In the media, it is no longer good enough to get a good looking, yet normal woman to play movie characters anymore. If she isn’t a size zero, have the most luscious lips ever, and have sleek and shiny hair, she is worth nothing. The world is destroying the self-worth of millions of girls by making women on screen look beyond possible. These young girls think that they can never be beautiful enough. Even if they think they are though, they see such celebrities doing truly destructive things such as drinking, smoking, and having sex left and right. We must demand a higher ideal. If an actress is late to work because of drugs or smoking, she should be let go immediately. We can not afford to send the message to the women of tomorrow that it is okay to smoke and drink without taking responsibility. The media seems to be glorifying these actions of extreme irresponsibility when they should be ignoring these shameful acts. The media should be beyond ashamed of all the irresponsible examples it has running around in its confines. We must demand a higher ideal. We must tell the media what we want by what we watch. We can not waste our precious time on earth watching trashy court TV, and soap operas that make us feel ugly and useless. The people who make these shows do not care about your feelings; they only care about making money. Likewise advertising has hit an all-time low. You can barely watch the TV without seeing something that makes you sick inside or make you want to sue the advertising company for terrible writing. Did they just fire everyone who was good at marketing or something? The writing is either terrible, the content disrespectful or shameful, or both. Advertising no longer makes me want to buy anything; it makes me want to run away to the mountains and live there for the rest of my life. We must demand a higher ideal in the media and advertising. Why should we have to sit through an uncomfortable Genital Herpes commercial, when we don’t even have genital herpes because we were smart enough not to sleep around? Let those people talk to their doctors, but please don’t make me suffer for their decisions. Medical treatment commercials while wonderful for those who need them, waste the time of those of us who do not. Beer commercials are much the same. These commercials, while fun to watch, can in actuality lead me to my death. It’s not hard to pull away from such trash when I think; if I believed them I drink and make impaired decisions. Obviously, the people who write these commercials don’t drink, or they would never write such witty things. So if I respect their commercials I won’t drink; if I don’t respect their commercials I won’t drink. So what in the world are all these people drinking for? I will tell you. They don’t hold the world to a higher ideal.
If you’re worried about hurting the world’s feelings, then know this: You will never make everyone happy, in fact you probably won’t even please half, no matter what you do. Thus, the only solution is to stop worrying about it. We must hold the world and especially those who influence what we view and how we live to a higher ideal. It is not good enough to say, I will let others take care of it. As Mother Teresa once said, “I can not do what you can do, and you can not do what I can do, but together we can do something beautiful before God…” It doesn’t matter whether you believe in God, or whether you don’t. We can not stand for this time-wasting, and quality empty ideal of the current world. We must hold the world to a higher ideal, or certainly we will never experience what golden days we might have.

Internal Conflicts

Have you ever felt like you're not good enough? Well, for me that's not even really a question. Have I felt like I'm not good enough, at 3:00 in the afternoon I hardly ever feel good enough. No seriously, I am feeling really inferior lately and then I start to take it out on others. It's not a good feeling and I know it's because I have eaten more skittles than I've given out. Sometimes I feel like there's a super villain inside me who swears, fights, and lives only for himself, and then there's skittles boy fighting to stay alive and vanquish the foe. I always ask myself: "Which one will win?" I think we decide that each day, and today my super villain was definitely winning.
I do have to tell everyone about someone whom I have just met. Her name is Liz the lioness, and no this has nothing to do with that silly poll I had on here (it's a mere coincidence, hmph! How dare you think I do polls for ideas). She is definitely a super hero not to mention a super hero woman. She is one of those people who bestows good on everyone and everyone likes to be around her. I got to taste some of her goodness literally when she helped me out a few days ago. I had been feeling down and out (probably some kryptonite again) when Liz brought me some delectable skittles. She knew I needed them and brought them to me when I needed them most.
She is a wonderful person and I want to be the kind of hero she is someday.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bored and Sick... Kryptonite possible killer

Hey everybody, it's skittles boy here. I'm feeling pretty ill today, probably with a cold. If you heard me speak, you'd think that I had been taking some time to chill out or something. I have been kinda tired lately and haven't really done anything important. The problem with that is that I am bored AND sick. I think I may have been infected with some kryptonite in a recent meteor shower, either that or my nemesis Weak Sauce is back to get me again. Hopefully, I solve my problems, but I may be a little dumb and tired as I'm getting my wisdom teeth out next friday. Well, I am still looking towards the sunny side of the rainbow and expect to still have a grand old time. Best of Luck friends!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Feeling down? You could be a super hero too!

This is a call for everyone who is feeling self centered, bored, depressed, happy, charitable, gloomy, miserable, contented, or anyone who is breathing and alive. Everyone needs to get out there and do something nice for someone else. For example, call a friend you haven't talked to in ages and chat with them a while. You could pick up some new super powers like me and take something good to your neighbors. You could be like Delicate Daisy and plant flowers and trees to beautify the earth. We can't just stand here while nothing is done for our world. We must make the difference, and we can one at a time. It will take a little bit of effort, but not much. Just do one unselfish thing a week, that's all I ask. Love a little more, care a little more, shake someone's hand or just smile. You'll find that it will boost you higher than you ever imagined.