Insights Into Teens: Episode 78 “Summer in Quarantine”

This week we’re talking about the various things that Madison did this summer in quarantine. COVID-19 has seen the normal summer vacation time period turned on it’s head. With a summer filled with stay at home days it’s proven challenging to keep Madison occupied and entertained. Without the usual weekend trips, vacations and outdoor activities to draw on we had to get creative with different projects, virtual camps and other things to keep her challenged, engaged and motivated. We’ll discuss all of the things we’ve done to accomplish exactly that in this weeks episode.

Show Notes

[Intro]

  • [Introductions (3 – 5 minutes)]
    • Introductions
      • Welcome to Insights Into Teens Episode 78: “Summer in Quarantine.”
      • I’m your host Madison Whalen
      • And my co-host, Joseph Whalen

[PLUGS]

[TRANSITION]

[SEGMENT 1 (5-10 Minutes)]

  • What I did 
    • Recreation
      • Games
        • I would play games on my devices like Mincraft, Gacha Club, and the Sims 4.
        • I would play games with you and Mommy like Either or, Trivia Battle, Geek Trivia, and Disney Hits Quiz.
  • TV
    • Mommy and I would do movie night Sunday through Thursday.
    • I didn’t really watch T.V until it was announced that Big Brother was starting up again.
    • Every Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Mommy and I would watch Big Brother instead of a movie.
  • Internet
    • I would spend a lot of time on youtube. I’d watch videos when I was bored as well as listen to music.
    • I don’t use social media, so youtube and music were the only things I really used that were internet-based.
  • Social
    • Although I’m not able to visit my friends now, I still keep in contact with them. I have all of their numbers and make sure to try and talk to them on a regular basis.
    • With some of my friends, I normally just text them. But with the others, I also facetime them so we can talk and not have to wait for each other to finnish texting so we can say something.
    • I have gone out a few times during quarantine, but I never went to hang out with others. I was manly when Mommy had to pick up groceries or we just wanted to go for a drive.

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[SEGMENT 2 (5-10 minutes)]

  • Creativity
    • Drawing
      • I would sometimes get out a notebook and draw some characters. Most of the characters I drew were one I created in Gacha Life and Gacha Club.
      • Recently, I began doing digital art as I had finally charged up my pen for it. I would draw the same characters and color them in on my tablet.
    • Movie Making
      • You started to learn how to put together movies that you want to produce
      • You learned about script/screenplay writing
      • You learned how to edit stop motion animation using Gacha Life characters
      • You learned about working with green screens and backgrounds
      • You learned about storytelling and character development
  • Project
    • Since you guys didn’t want me to just sit around playing games, you got me some kits so that I was doing something productive.
    • The first kit you got me was a Magnet kit, which was a science kit that showed how magnets can defy gravity and physics that most objects go by. Here, I have one of the experiments.
    • The second kit you got me was a clay-creating kit. It came with many different colors of clay and I made a piece of bacon and a character, and here they are.
    • The final kit you got me was a robotic and coding your own droid kit. I was able to make my own remote controlled droid and I can control it with the app that you use to build and control it. I can make him move and speak with code or by a standard remote control.
  • Podcasting
    • You learned how to research and write up show notes for the podcasts
    • You hosted a few podcasts and ran the shows

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[SEGMENT 3 (5-10 minutes)]

  • Educational
    • Summer School Assignments
      • My summer work mainly consisted of reading a book called “Booked,” and needing to go onto IXL and do some ELA and math work so that when school starts again, I won’t forget everything.
  • Virtual Camps
    • Mommy also signed me up for online camp sessions so I wasn’t just sitting on my bed all day. 
    • She found a website called Varsity Tutors which offered camp sessions for all ages with different subjects each. 
    • The camp sessions were zoom calls where your teacher would go over what we were going to do that day. 
    • Most of them are free and last for one-hour sessions 5 days for one week. 
    • Some of the ones I was a part of were At-home science experiments, traveling the world with Google Maps, and Minecraft Storyland.
  • Research Assistant
    • You helped me research a new history podcast we’re in the process of producing

[TRANSITION]

[SEGMENT 4 (5-10 minutes)]

  • The Coming School Year
    • What does the coming school year look like as far as home school/in school
    • What are you looking forward to
    • What aren’t you looking forward to
    • How do you think the school year will be with COVID-19 still going on

[TRANSITION]

[CLOSING (3-5 minutes)]

  • Closing remarks and Shoutouts.
  • Plugs (again)
    • Don’t forget to subscribe to us on your favorite podcasting service. You can follow and subscribe to us on Twitch as well as Youtube.
    • We’d love to hear your feedback, you can send it over to comments@insightsintothings.com or hit us on twitter @insights_things
  • Other Shows
    • Don’t forget to check out our other shows Insights Into Entertainment and Insights Into Tomorrow
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welcome to insights into teens episode

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78 summer in quarantine

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i’m your host madison whalen and my

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co-host

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joseph whalen hi maddie how you doing

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today i’m doing pretty good how about

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i’m doing all right um before we get

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are we going to be talking about today

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maddie

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so today we are going to be talking

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about what we did over the summer

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um about a year ago we actually did

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something for the summer

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a podcast for the summer which was

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summer activities and today since

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summer’s coming to a close

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and summer vacation is coming to a close

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and we’re all going to go back to school

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at some point and work

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we decided to do the podcast on what we

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did this summer

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and this summer was significantly

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different from last summer because of

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covid

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yep so you know it was one of those

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things we

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made the most of it we didn’t get any

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real trips in

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um no disney trips nothing really down

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to the shore or

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any of the typical ones so we were

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pretty much homebound

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the entire time like a lot of people

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were

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and we tried to make the most of it so

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we’re going to talk about some of the

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things we did

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some of the things we made and some of

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the things we experienced

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yep ready to get started sure thing all

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right

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[Music]

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so i did a lot of recreational things um

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as most kids probably do over the summer

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because

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it helps them to not have burnout like

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we talked about last week

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so um we have a few different categories

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in this segment so the first one was

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games

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you know like video games and stuff so

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i’d play games on my devices like

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minecraft gosha club and the sims 4.

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you know the typical stuff um

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so honestly so now you you were playing

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for a while that you were playing sims 3

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though

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what what prompted the migration to sims

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4

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well um i knew that the sims 4 had

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existed

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um while i was playing the sims 3. and

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although the sims 3 was a really nice

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game um i learned that you could do

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a lot more there were a lot more things

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that you can do with the sims

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4 and honestly a lot of people on

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youtube would like doing the sims 4 and

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not many were on the sims 3

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and i’m like

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[Music]

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so so what what do you like doing on

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sims 4 what’s the fun thing about that

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well there are multiple fun things i

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like creating different families

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and i like creat and i like building

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houses and doing

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cool challenges like the every room

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the every room is a different blank

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challenge and the tiny home for eight

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sim challenge

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so yeah now they do have that new sims

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tv show the game show have you been

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watching that at all is that served as

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an inspiration

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i mean yeah i’ve seen like i’ve seen the

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tv

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show and i’d and it’s actually a thing

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that

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in the game because there’s this sparked

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challenge

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that um was probably that was included

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in the tv show um and there’s a channel

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and the first challenge was like your

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dream wedding destination and you can

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and sims king and simmers can create

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them

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and share them on the gallery oh

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interesting

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very cool so yeah the sims has been

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really fun

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so now your minecraft let me ask you

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about minecraft

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when when you’re playing minecraft are

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you playing on a server with other

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people are you playing with your friends

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or are you just playing

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alone i’m just playing stand alone i

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don’t really know

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i mean i play it on my switch and i

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don’t know how to

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go online because that’s a whole other

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process

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so i kind of stay offline and i just

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play the game

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alone okay all right cool so besides

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video games what else are you playing

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well um

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we have um an echo and

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i’m not going to say her name but she ha

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and

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there are like games you can play trivia

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games

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and um since we have one in our kitchen

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um whenever me and mommy go and have

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lunch we

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play games like either or trivia battle

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and then a board game we actually

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recently played called geek trivia

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and then another one on the echo which

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is disney hits quiz

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and who usually wins those um either or

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is really not a battle it’s just a game

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of would you rather

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and you learn like anyone else that’s

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played you get to see the majority

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um sometimes we are part of the majority

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and sometimes we’re part of the minority

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so it’s more of a theoretical survey

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type

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thing yeah um for trivia battle it’s

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actually

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a statewide game you normally play with

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us

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as well um trivia battle you so there

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are eight questions

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every day for them and you

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face against another state and however

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many points you get

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is added to the overall score of how

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many people in your state have played

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and then you can see the state

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leaderboards and the player standings as

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well

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okay um so besides games what else have

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you been doing

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um i’ve been doing i’ve been watching a

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bit of tv so

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me and mommy would do movie night every

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s from sunday through

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thursday um we don’t normally do it on

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the weekends

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i don’t normally watch like cable tv

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i don’t know how to say that no i think

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that’s a good way of saying it

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yeah but um i do watch a show with mommy

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called big brother i’m pretty sure

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some people um know what big brother is

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um but for those of you who don’t

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it’s um i don’t know if it’s like

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how to classify it it’s sort of like a

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game it’s a reality competition

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reality competition pretty much um

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where um the house guests have to be in

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a hat

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like there’s 16 house guests and one

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gets eliminated every week

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until there’s a winner right so yeah

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um so we also changed that

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so every sunday wednesday and thursday

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me and mommy would watch big brother

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instead of a movie since it’s now on

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so right um yeah

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what about anything special you watched

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anything special

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this summer um like what well like the

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one

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big family thing we did a couple weeks

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ago

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and we got another big family thing

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coming up this weekend

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on disney plus um yeah we

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uh hamilton oh yeah hamilton i remember

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that yeah

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we watched hamilton the phenomenon of

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hamilton

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what did you think of that um i actually

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thought it was really cool

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i really liked a lot of the songs and

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the story wasn’t too complicated and it

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was

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very well put out and i thought there

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was like

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a really in it was really interesting

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story and

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um you said afterwards that it was

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actually a pretty good representation of

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what actually happened

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yeah it was i was very impressed and i’m

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not someone who

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i don’t really do musicals myself and i

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certainly don’t do

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broadway plays but this is certainly

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this was one show that would definitely

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uh swing me towards that at the quality

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the set design the scripting

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the songs um the subtle nuances where

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each character

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had a certain style of song that they

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would get and that really defined their

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personality

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yeah that was really cool it was it was

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very well done

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i was very impressed with it so

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so we’ve done games we’ve done tv

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what’s next on the hit list of things to

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do over the summer

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we’ve got internet it’s kind of obvious

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we have to have internet so

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i would spend a lot of time on youtube

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i’m one of those people that just

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scrolls through things that i find

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interesting on youtube and just

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doom scrolling we call it yeah

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um i’d watch you i’d watch videos when i

0:10:19.760,0:10:24.880
was bored as well as listen to some

0:10:21.760,0:10:26.399
time to some songs on youtube as well

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what type of videos do you typically

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watch um normally just stuff that i find

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interesting i have been watching um

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some i’ve been watching like

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art um i’ve been watching art videos but

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i also watch

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sim videos and just weird videos that i

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think are hilarious

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and just um like art tutorial videos how

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do you do things

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art tutorials um this one youtube

0:10:54.560,0:10:58.480
youtube where i follow um post videos

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every friday

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and um they and they just

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do art and um

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she doesn’t do tutorials with it um

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they they just um make

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do art so you just watch them like uh

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drawing or painting or something like

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that

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yeah okay kind of like a bob ross type

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thing you don’t know who bob ross is

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there

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um i’m learning more about him okay

0:11:25.120,0:11:30.079
he was a very famous artist that had a

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program on i think it was pbs

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um and he would he would the thing that

0:11:33.120,0:11:36.160
was always interesting was he would do

0:11:34.640,0:11:38.079
really quick paintings he was very good

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at doing these quick landscapes and

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stuff

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but he would narrate while he was doing

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it and it was the narration that was

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you know kind of hilarious as he would

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do it

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so are you learning stuff by watching

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this different techniques you’re getting

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exposed to different art test styles and

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stuff i mean yeah

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um i definitely watch

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like a bunch of edits that people do um

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and i really think that they’re cool and

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i like

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a lot of their art styles um okay

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what about music are you listening to

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music on the internet

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um i mean i listen to just songs i find

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interesting on youtube

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it’s just songs that um

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sound interesting or that i just can

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picture a scene by i don’t listen to a

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specific

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style of music but most of the songs i

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listen to

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are pop okay so what else have you been

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doing for recreation over the summer

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um um that i’m

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for social is our next category

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as social as you can be under these

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conditions yeah i don’t use social media

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so i’m not that’s kinda social

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um although i’m not able to visit my

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friends now i still am able to keep in

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contact with them

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i have most of my friends phone numbers

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and i’m able to text them and

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call them on certain occasions so with

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some of my friends i just text them with

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others i can facetime them so we can

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actually see each other and

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we don’t have to constantly wait for

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each other to text back

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so thank god for technology so you can

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stay in touch with your friends

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yeah pretty much that’s the only real

0:13:15.839,0:13:19.440
way i’m able to be social at this time

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besides you know being social with you

0:13:19.440,0:13:21.279
guys well

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and there’s nothing wrong with that

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you’re you know a difficult situation

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and you’re making the best of it

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as well as you can yep anything else

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from a recreational standpoint before we

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move on

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um honestly

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for the social thing i um

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sometimes go out with mommy to like the

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park or to get groceries just so i can

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get out and get some fresh air

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but um i don’t know if that’s classified

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on their social because i don’t really

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interact with others yeah

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i guess that’s about as social as we get

0:13:50.320,0:13:54.880
these days pretty much

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so take a quick break we’ll come back

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and we’ll talk about some more

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creativity things all right

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so the next segment me we have is the

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creativity

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aspect of everything um anyone who’s

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been with us for a while now knows that

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i have

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some like a bit of an insane

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um creativity i’m overly imaginative

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and use my creativity in many different

0:15:30.320,0:15:33.680
ways

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and as long as you always use your super

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powers for good sweetheart

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yep so the first category we have is

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drawing that was one of the main things

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that i used for my creative aspect

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i would sometimes get out a notebook and

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draw some characters

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and most of the characters were people

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that i created in gosha club or gosh

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life um i sort of used that platform in

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order to

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draw characters in my own style

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um recently i actually began doing

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digital art

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um i would draw

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characters and unlike how i would draw

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them in my notebook i’d actually give

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them color because

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i never really covered colored in

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any of my art that i made in my notebook

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or that i drew

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on paper because they never really

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looked good

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and i’m a lefty and they would just get

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smudged

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you make all smeared characters pretty

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much yeah

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like it’s like shading but unintentional

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right and it gets annoying but with the

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digital art

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um i can color in easily

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and the art looks a little more fine

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although i still have to wear a glove

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because if i just do it bare hand

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then it just drags across the screen and

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draws in places that i don’t want it to

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draw

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gotta love touch sensitive screens yep

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so any questions for me for my drawing

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so what prompted you to start doing the

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digital

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art was there something that you learned

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something that inspired you what moved

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you from drawing in a notebook to

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digital drawing

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well for one thing um drawing

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in a notebook kind of got annoying after

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a little while because

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it would always get smeared and my hand

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would always get covered in the graphite

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of the pen

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of the pencil um and it was kind of

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annoying and i saw a bunch of people

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doing digital art and i kind of wanted

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to do it myself

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um so now when you say digital art what

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exactly do you mean

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like art that you make on um

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like a tablet okay so you’re don’t draw

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drawing on a tablet what are you using

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using a apple pencil

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or different stylus or something to draw

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yeah i’m using um

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i don’t know exactly what it’s called

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but it but it’s basically a pencil where

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you can

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um draw across the screen and it’s

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actually really nice because

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it actually has um a

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it’s like the tip of a pencil so it’s

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way easier to draw and make thinner

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lines which is always good for like

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line art because i need it for the line

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art

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but for coloring it also works as well

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now is there a particular

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application you use on the tablet i mean

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yeah i use

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procreate um i know a lot of people use

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stuff like ibs

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paint x which um i’m thinking of maybe

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trying out but um um procreate’s very

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good because i can layer things

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on and i don’t have to worry about

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messing up

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and there’s also this one little troll

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i’m using now which

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is able for you to copy a color that you

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need

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um which is definitely good because i

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make make

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i make mistakes and i need to go back

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and fix them so

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so you’re using a stylus drawing stylus

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of some sort

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on an ipad using the application

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procreate at this point

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yep okay i just want to get that out

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there so if anybody else wants to do

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digital art

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they’ve got a head start on how to do it

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yep and i know that there are like flat

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tablets that are larger to use and

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easier to draw on

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um but i haven’t really upgraded to that

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yet so

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for now i’m okay with just using my

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tablet okay

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so what else have you been doing from a

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creativity standpoint

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so the next one we have here is movie

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making

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so um

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i i guess i was sort of inspired by the

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podcast

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i know you edit the podcast and

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i’ve also been inspired by other people

0:19:41.360,0:19:45.679
on youtube who’ve done

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similar movie making things and i’m like

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hmm

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what if i try that myself so

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i’m learning how to create a movie

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um so the movie is

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um the movie i i’m calling it it’s sort

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of a series with 12 episodes i’m at

0:20:02.159,0:20:06.799
least thinking

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at least 12 episodes um called the 6x’s

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now is this a animated is it live action

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how are you shooting this

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um i’m shooting this through gosha club

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um

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because you can make scenes take

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screenshots and i’m also using

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another app to um edit it

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and make it um and like add effects and

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stuff

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um so what app is that um that’s kind

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master the only problem with kinemaster

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is that they have a watermark and you

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need to have a subscription for it

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but honestly i’ve seen a lot of people

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on youtube who don’t

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um get the subscription and just have

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the watermark and i’m like

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okay whatever fair enough so what all

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does this involve like have you

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learned stuff in the process of doing

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this have you

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come up with your own type of movie

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making are you writing scripts like what

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all

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does it does it involve well um

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you suggested that i would start with a

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script so that i knew exactly

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like what dialogue i needed and what

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scenes

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um i needed so um i first started off by

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going off with the basic idea

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of the main characters and the main

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storyline

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after that um i would then put it into a

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script

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and then we figured out like what the

0:21:25.120,0:21:28.640
title will be

0:21:26.400,0:21:29.760
and all that so i actually have the

0:21:28.640,0:21:31.760
script for the first

0:21:29.760,0:21:34.000
episode only i’m hoping to make it like

0:21:31.760,0:21:35.919
a small series of movies

0:21:34.000,0:21:37.840
and the first episode is basically an

0:21:35.919,0:21:40.480
introduction to

0:21:37.840,0:21:41.120
um some of the some of the characters

0:21:40.480,0:21:44.320
and

0:21:41.120,0:21:46.320
um starts off the story now are these

0:21:44.320,0:21:47.440
original characters or are these

0:21:46.320,0:21:48.400
characters you’re borrowing from

0:21:47.440,0:21:50.799
something else

0:21:48.400,0:21:51.760
um i’m making them original characters

0:21:50.799,0:21:55.120
trying to give them

0:21:51.760,0:21:57.919
like good personalities um

0:21:55.120,0:21:59.039
and i actually have an idea of how to

0:21:57.919,0:22:00.960
create characters

0:21:59.039,0:22:02.159
like some of the most important things

0:22:00.960,0:22:05.200
that i think for

0:22:02.159,0:22:05.760
the personality for their personalities

0:22:05.200,0:22:08.080
is

0:22:05.760,0:22:09.520
how they interact with others how they

0:22:08.080,0:22:12.000
react to things

0:22:09.520,0:22:13.360
and um what actions they take in certain

0:22:12.000,0:22:16.720
situations

0:22:13.360,0:22:18.880
so i’m i’ve been using that and

0:22:16.720,0:22:21.280
um i have an interesting way on how to

0:22:18.880,0:22:22.000
have 12 episodes so the reason i have 12

0:22:21.280,0:22:24.720
episodes

0:22:22.000,0:22:27.280
is because there are 12 main characters

0:22:24.720,0:22:29.280
6 heroes and six villains

0:22:27.280,0:22:30.320
um and i want them to switch

0:22:29.280,0:22:32.480
perspectives

0:22:30.320,0:22:34.559
so the first will be one of the heroes

0:22:32.480,0:22:35.600
the second will be like the vice versa

0:22:34.559,0:22:37.760
of the villain

0:22:35.600,0:22:39.520
okay and the whole twist and another one

0:22:37.760,0:22:40.000
of the toy i’m having a lot of twists

0:22:39.520,0:22:41.840
okay

0:22:40.000,0:22:43.520
a lot of choice you’re like an m night

0:22:41.840,0:22:46.720
shyamalan movie yeah

0:22:43.520,0:22:47.919
um one of the twists is that well it’s

0:22:46.720,0:22:49.280
going to be introduced in the first

0:22:47.919,0:22:51.840
episode that

0:22:49.280,0:22:53.520
the villains and the heroes are actually

0:22:51.840,0:22:56.480
ex-partners

0:22:53.520,0:22:57.120
so like that’s where the six x’s come

0:22:56.480,0:23:00.240
from

0:22:57.120,0:23:03.600
yeah so um the three female hero

0:23:00.240,0:23:06.559
characters are the exes of the three

0:23:03.600,0:23:08.159
male villain characters and the male

0:23:06.559,0:23:11.280
heroes are the exes

0:23:08.159,0:23:14.240
of the female villains it’s all very

0:23:11.280,0:23:16.000
uh well balanced there yeah that and

0:23:14.240,0:23:16.640
that’s basically the entire thing it’s

0:23:16.000,0:23:19.760
like

0:23:16.640,0:23:22.240
all about balance sort of interesting

0:23:19.760,0:23:24.080
so in the process of doing this and let

0:23:22.240,0:23:25.600
me just tick off a couple of skills that

0:23:24.080,0:23:28.960
you’re polishing here

0:23:25.600,0:23:31.280
so in the process of doing this you are

0:23:28.960,0:23:32.960
learning how to write scripts in

0:23:31.280,0:23:35.200
screenplays

0:23:32.960,0:23:36.720
you are learning how to edit stop-motion

0:23:35.200,0:23:38.640
animation

0:23:36.720,0:23:40.000
uh you’re learning how to you know

0:23:38.640,0:23:41.360
generate fortunately the

0:23:40.000,0:23:42.720
the application you use helps you

0:23:41.360,0:23:45.440
generate the character so you’re not

0:23:42.720,0:23:47.039
hand drawing every single frame

0:23:45.440,0:23:49.600
you’re learning how to work with green

0:23:47.039,0:23:51.200
screens and backgrounds

0:23:49.600,0:23:53.840
and you’re learning really about

0:23:51.200,0:23:56.960
storytelling and character development

0:23:53.840,0:23:57.679
so this is kind of a a long-term summer

0:23:56.960,0:24:00.640
project

0:23:57.679,0:24:02.000
of how to make a movie pretty much very

0:24:00.640,0:24:04.159
cool i think

0:24:02.000,0:24:05.679
i think when you get to the other side

0:24:04.159,0:24:06.880
of the tunnel on this and you get done

0:24:05.679,0:24:08.880
with everything

0:24:06.880,0:24:10.000
i think you’re going to have a very good

0:24:08.880,0:24:12.000
set of skills to

0:24:10.000,0:24:13.440
continue to work on moving through

0:24:12.000,0:24:15.919
school

0:24:13.440,0:24:17.279
so i think you make a very promising

0:24:15.919,0:24:20.080
cinematographer

0:24:17.279,0:24:20.559
yep i have another career that i could

0:24:20.080,0:24:24.640
do

0:24:20.559,0:24:27.200
great right so what else have you been

0:24:24.640,0:24:30.799
doing from a creativity standpoint

0:24:27.200,0:24:32.080
so now we have some project stuff that

0:24:30.799,0:24:34.559
i’ve been doing

0:24:32.080,0:24:36.559
so since you guys didn’t want me to just

0:24:34.559,0:24:38.000
sit around playing games even though i

0:24:36.559,0:24:40.880
was doing other stuff

0:24:38.000,0:24:42.159
you got me some kids that showed that i

0:24:40.880,0:24:44.000
could do so i could do something

0:24:42.159,0:24:45.600
productive and not just sit around

0:24:44.000,0:24:46.320
watching youtube and playing games all

0:24:45.600,0:24:48.159
day

0:24:46.320,0:24:49.600
okay do you have any of those to

0:24:48.159,0:24:52.000
demonstrate yep

0:24:49.600,0:24:53.200
um the first was a magnetic kit which

0:24:52.000,0:24:55.760
was assigned

0:24:53.200,0:24:58.640
which was a science kit that showed how

0:24:55.760,0:25:02.320
magnets can defy gravity and physics

0:24:58.640,0:25:03.039
um that most objects go by so i have a

0:25:02.320,0:25:06.159
few

0:25:03.039,0:25:07.200
so i have a few um experiments give me

0:25:06.159,0:25:10.480
one moment

0:25:07.200,0:25:13.200
so these were kits that i happened to

0:25:10.480,0:25:13.679
just do a quick step a search for stem

0:25:13.200,0:25:17.760
kits

0:25:13.679,0:25:20.159
for your age group uh on amazon

0:25:17.760,0:25:21.520
and the kits ranged in price anywhere

0:25:20.159,0:25:24.320
from like 15

0:25:21.520,0:25:25.760
i think up to 30 was what i got one on

0:25:24.320,0:25:28.240
sale for

0:25:25.760,0:25:29.200
and they’re really designed for uh

0:25:28.240,0:25:31.520
teaching you

0:25:29.200,0:25:32.960
about science and technology and

0:25:31.520,0:25:36.080
engineering and

0:25:32.960,0:25:38.880
math which obviously is what stem is for

0:25:36.080,0:25:40.640
um but you know it’s a couple of hours

0:25:38.880,0:25:42.159
of learning things and experimenting and

0:25:40.640,0:25:44.159
playing around with them so the first

0:25:42.159,0:25:47.600
one that you have here

0:25:44.159,0:25:49.360
is the magnetic set yep and i have

0:25:47.600,0:25:51.200
an experiment so let’s see if this

0:25:49.360,0:25:54.000
camera angle works best for that

0:25:51.200,0:25:55.279
um maybe well the other one is that

0:25:54.000,0:25:57.600
angle and that’s not going to work so

0:25:55.279,0:25:59.760
well so let’s go with this angle here

0:25:57.600,0:26:01.120
all right you’re over here yeah i know

0:25:59.760,0:26:05.600
sorry

0:26:01.120,0:26:08.799
so this is a way on how to make a

0:26:05.600,0:26:11.279
scale so um there’s our so

0:26:08.799,0:26:12.880
over here we have the base plate of it

0:26:11.279,0:26:15.760
and then there’s

0:26:12.880,0:26:16.640
one of the sticks um is it better than

0:26:15.760,0:26:19.919
bacon

0:26:16.640,0:26:21.760
like yoda stick seriously so you

0:26:19.919,0:26:24.640
put it into the base plate and then

0:26:21.760,0:26:26.480
there’s also

0:26:24.640,0:26:29.440
a piece of plastic that you felt that

0:26:26.480,0:26:31.600
fell off yeah this piece of plastic that

0:26:29.440,0:26:32.559
actually is used to measure the grams

0:26:31.600,0:26:36.080
for the weight

0:26:32.559,0:26:38.240
okay and the interesting thing

0:26:36.080,0:26:39.679
the interesting thing with the magnets

0:26:38.240,0:26:42.320
is that

0:26:39.679,0:26:44.559
so the magnets have two sides to them

0:26:42.320,0:26:46.320
the red side and the blue side

0:26:44.559,0:26:47.760
uh one represents that it’s like the

0:26:46.320,0:26:48.720
force it’s like the light side in the

0:26:47.760,0:26:51.679
dark side right

0:26:48.720,0:26:52.159
pretty much okay um so the cool way on

0:26:51.679,0:26:56.000
how

0:26:52.159,0:26:57.120
so this uses the um ability of repelling

0:26:56.000,0:27:00.240
magnets

0:26:57.120,0:27:01.440
to make the scale so first you have two

0:27:00.240,0:27:03.440
magnets that

0:27:01.440,0:27:05.120
um have the blue side facing up and the

0:27:03.440,0:27:08.000
red side facing down

0:27:05.120,0:27:08.640
you put them on the pole and then you

0:27:08.000,0:27:11.440
decide

0:27:08.640,0:27:14.080
so um basically the whole thing with

0:27:11.440,0:27:16.720
magnets is opposite to track so

0:27:14.080,0:27:18.640
red and blue attract each other but blue

0:27:16.720,0:27:20.799
and blue don’t attract each other

0:27:18.640,0:27:22.000
so there’s another magnet that you need

0:27:20.799,0:27:24.559
to use and you put

0:27:22.000,0:27:25.039
the blue side towards the other blue

0:27:24.559,0:27:27.440
side

0:27:25.039,0:27:28.240
and it sort of floats you can’t put it

0:27:27.440,0:27:30.640
down it

0:27:28.240,0:27:33.279
can’t touch so you made a shock absorber

0:27:30.640,0:27:35.840
yep and then there’s this plate which

0:27:33.279,0:27:37.600
represents the weight and it can and

0:27:35.840,0:27:39.360
there’s this little thing at the end

0:27:37.600,0:27:40.720
i don’t think anyone can see it but

0:27:39.360,0:27:44.080
there’s this little thing

0:27:40.720,0:27:48.080
there yeah a little notch that um

0:27:44.080,0:27:50.159
goes um around the plastic thingy so

0:27:48.080,0:27:51.679
okay so that’s the indicator for the

0:27:50.159,0:27:55.360
weight yep

0:27:51.679,0:27:57.039
um and to demonstrate the weight of an

0:27:55.360,0:27:58.880
object i got this weird thing

0:27:57.039,0:28:00.480
i don’t know what it is but it’s

0:27:58.880,0:28:03.679
colorful and people can see it

0:28:00.480,0:28:06.799
yep so if we put it on the scale

0:28:03.679,0:28:09.840
it is about 20 grams

0:28:06.799,0:28:10.720
interesting yeah and if it falls off the

0:28:09.840,0:28:13.840
scale

0:28:10.720,0:28:13.840
gravity still works

0:28:14.000,0:28:17.679
uh yeah great demonstration of how

0:28:16.240,0:28:21.200
gravity works and how this

0:28:17.679,0:28:25.520
completely defies it so that kit itself

0:28:21.200,0:28:26.799
that was one of what like a half dozen

0:28:25.520,0:28:27.600
different things you could do with the

0:28:26.799,0:28:31.919
kit

0:28:27.600,0:28:33.919
um i’m about there were i think

0:28:31.919,0:28:35.120
six or seven projects that you could do

0:28:33.919,0:28:37.520
another one

0:28:35.120,0:28:38.240
that was around the same thing as this

0:28:37.520,0:28:41.200
was a

0:28:38.240,0:28:43.039
spring so you make all of the magnets

0:28:41.200,0:28:47.520
there are multiple ones in the kit

0:28:43.039,0:28:50.080
and you make them all repel each other

0:28:47.520,0:28:51.039
and that’s the red side and it makes a

0:28:50.080,0:28:54.000
cool little spring

0:28:51.039,0:28:54.000
that is pretty cool

0:28:54.799,0:28:59.440
so there’s that then there was the

0:28:57.279,0:29:00.720
perpetual motion machine where we took

0:28:59.440,0:29:02.399
the pencil

0:29:00.720,0:29:04.399
we put magnets on either side we

0:29:02.399,0:29:05.200
levitated that and that you could spin

0:29:04.399,0:29:08.240
that

0:29:05.200,0:29:11.520
and because it was a frictionless

0:29:08.240,0:29:14.000
cylinder it would spin for a ridiculous

0:29:11.520,0:29:16.799
amount of time

0:29:14.000,0:29:18.080
right so so that was fun with magnets

0:29:16.799,0:29:20.320
what other kits did you

0:29:18.080,0:29:22.320
did we get you uh the second kit you got

0:29:20.320,0:29:26.000
me was a clay making kit

0:29:22.320,0:29:29.360
um since i liked creating my characters

0:29:26.000,0:29:31.440
and drawing them you decided to um have

0:29:29.360,0:29:34.080
my characters created in

0:29:31.440,0:29:34.720
3d so that’s why we got the claymation

0:29:34.080,0:29:37.520
kit

0:29:34.720,0:29:38.880
so the the clay itself was an acrylic

0:29:37.520,0:29:41.039
clay

0:29:38.880,0:29:42.320
and what you would do is it came in all

0:29:41.039,0:29:44.240
different colors

0:29:42.320,0:29:45.679
you can mold it to whatever shape or

0:29:44.240,0:29:47.200
whatever you want

0:29:45.679,0:29:49.919
and then once you hand it to the shape

0:29:47.200,0:29:52.880
you want you bake it there’s a

0:29:49.919,0:29:54.000
quote-unquote recipe you bake it and it

0:29:52.880,0:29:57.360
hardens it up and

0:29:54.000,0:29:59.039
it makes it solid solid and not

0:29:57.360,0:30:01.600
malleable anymore did you have any

0:29:59.039,0:30:05.279
examples of that

0:30:01.600,0:30:07.760
yep i do let’s see so the first was

0:30:05.279,0:30:08.880
a character that i had made let’s give

0:30:07.760,0:30:13.679
you this camera here

0:30:08.880,0:30:17.279
okay so i made this character

0:30:13.679,0:30:17.279
i’m trying to angle it here let me see

0:30:18.240,0:30:21.279
i really should have set the other

0:30:19.360,0:30:24.159
cameras up yep

0:30:21.279,0:30:25.760
so that character um it looks a little

0:30:24.159,0:30:26.960
dead in the face because i haven’t

0:30:25.760,0:30:29.039
painted on it

0:30:26.960,0:30:30.880
um it looks dead in the face because

0:30:29.039,0:30:32.480
it’s not happy

0:30:30.880,0:30:36.000
it’s soulless we haven’t given it its

0:30:32.480,0:30:40.320
soul yet yeah um this is actually

0:30:36.000,0:30:43.279
um a character in my new series

0:30:40.320,0:30:44.080
um this is really one of the elemental

0:30:43.279,0:30:46.399
forms

0:30:44.080,0:30:47.600
um basically the entire series is just

0:30:46.399,0:30:51.200
about how these

0:30:47.600,0:30:53.520
high school kids um find these necklaces

0:30:51.200,0:30:55.120
and don’t plug them don’t plug the movie

0:30:53.520,0:30:57.600
yet okay

0:30:55.120,0:30:58.799
okay that comes later and then you made

0:30:57.600,0:31:02.480
a piece of bacon

0:30:58.799,0:31:04.080
bacon because um that is a convincing

0:31:02.480,0:31:06.080
piece of bacon there yeah look at the

0:31:04.080,0:31:09.760
back it actually looks toasted

0:31:06.080,0:31:11.600
and it’s super shiny i liked that aspect

0:31:09.760,0:31:13.440
i just saw that i could have like the

0:31:11.600,0:31:15.279
colors of bacon and then like

0:31:13.440,0:31:16.640
we were joking about bacon earlier i

0:31:15.279,0:31:19.679
think you had just had

0:31:16.640,0:31:20.880
um bacon for breakfast and i’m like why

0:31:19.679,0:31:24.559
don’t i make bacon

0:31:20.880,0:31:26.240
so i did nice so yeah and then there was

0:31:24.559,0:31:29.600
one more that we did right

0:31:26.240,0:31:32.640
yep yep which one was that one

0:31:29.600,0:31:33.600
that was the robotic and coding your own

0:31:32.640,0:31:37.760
droid kit

0:31:33.600,0:31:40.880
okay um so

0:31:37.760,0:31:43.200
you can make your own r2 by

0:31:40.880,0:31:46.799
coding it um so i’m going to give you

0:31:43.200,0:31:48.720
the wide angle shot on this one here

0:31:46.799,0:31:50.960
we’re going to give you that shot there

0:31:48.720,0:31:55.120
okay i might need to move this

0:31:50.960,0:31:56.159
you might yep so so tell us about this

0:31:55.120,0:31:59.200
one

0:31:56.159,0:32:02.559
so uh this one is

0:31:59.200,0:32:06.320
a very complex kit and it’s probably for

0:32:02.559,0:32:06.720
more older ages um since there are so

0:32:06.320,0:32:09.279
many

0:32:06.720,0:32:10.399
like well it was age appropriate for you

0:32:09.279,0:32:14.159
yeah i know

0:32:10.399,0:32:15.679
so inside of our he just ripped his

0:32:14.159,0:32:19.039
chest right off huh

0:32:15.679,0:32:21.919
yeah uh this is so you can better

0:32:19.039,0:32:24.320
fix the controls so there’s a battery at

0:32:21.919,0:32:27.519
the back of this that powers it

0:32:24.320,0:32:30.159
um right right there all right

0:32:27.519,0:32:30.559
let me give you this shot here there we

0:32:30.159,0:32:32.880
go

0:32:30.559,0:32:33.919
yeah so there’s a battery in the back

0:32:32.880,0:32:37.120
here that

0:32:33.919,0:32:39.919
um you have so that’s a 9-volt battery

0:32:37.120,0:32:42.320
yep and at the front there are pieces

0:32:39.919,0:32:46.320
that connected magnetically

0:32:42.320,0:32:48.080
um so you could code and wire them

0:32:46.320,0:32:49.519
there’s also wheels at the bottom that

0:32:48.080,0:32:52.880
are used with

0:32:49.519,0:32:55.440
um some of the coating blocks

0:32:52.880,0:32:58.640
so what can he do okay let me just turn

0:32:55.440,0:32:58.640
him on he’s going to speak

0:33:00.320,0:33:04.799
that certainly sounds like r2d2 yep uh

0:33:03.120,0:33:10.320
one moment while i put his chest back

0:33:04.799,0:33:14.720
on he’s naked

0:33:10.320,0:33:14.720
okay um there’s actually

0:33:15.600,0:33:19.600
it’s easier said than done yep

0:33:20.399,0:33:24.000
there you go so there’s actually an app

0:33:23.120,0:33:26.960
you can have on your

0:33:24.000,0:33:29.120
phone that um has the controls for uh

0:33:26.960,0:33:30.640
let’s just hope this is enough area for

0:33:29.120,0:33:32.799
him to go

0:33:30.640,0:33:33.840
so you can so it’s sort of like a remote

0:33:32.799,0:33:38.159
control but

0:33:33.840,0:33:39.919
it’s coated so you can move him

0:33:38.159,0:33:42.320
and you can tie a string to him and play

0:33:39.919,0:33:44.240
with the cats with him yeah we did that

0:33:42.320,0:33:47.440
sadly we don’t have any video but you

0:33:44.240,0:33:47.440
know maybe we can post it

0:33:47.679,0:33:52.399
so this is you controlling him directly

0:33:49.600,0:33:55.440
but do you have the ability to program

0:33:52.399,0:33:56.799
commands into them to do things yep one

0:33:55.440,0:34:00.000
moment please

0:33:56.799,0:34:02.559
let’s see um

0:34:00.000,0:34:04.880
we’re going to do the personality one

0:34:02.559,0:34:04.880
okay

0:34:05.519,0:34:09.359
and he makes different sounds he

0:34:07.600,0:34:10.480
obviously lights up he’s got some lights

0:34:09.359,0:34:13.919
on the front of him there

0:34:10.480,0:34:16.399
yep uh let’s say he’s in the death star

0:34:13.919,0:34:17.599
oh i don’t think that was the thing i

0:34:16.399,0:34:20.079
needed

0:34:17.599,0:34:20.720
oh well it’s fine we’ll make them talk

0:34:20.079,0:34:24.800
okay

0:34:20.720,0:34:27.679
uh one moment alrighty so

0:34:24.800,0:34:29.280
god loves live podcast yep you gotta

0:34:27.679,0:34:32.839
love them

0:34:29.280,0:34:34.639
alrighty so we’re going to get him to

0:34:32.839,0:34:37.040
talk

0:34:34.639,0:34:38.560
so there are many differences hang on

0:34:37.040,0:34:39.200
there are different sounds that you can

0:34:38.560,0:34:42.079
give him

0:34:39.200,0:34:44.720
i’m going to give him this one oh he

0:34:42.079,0:34:49.040
doesn’t seem very happy there

0:34:44.720,0:34:52.159
it’s literally called scream nice

0:34:49.040,0:34:54.480
and that’s with the coding all right

0:34:52.159,0:34:55.679
so you can program him to do different

0:34:54.480,0:34:57.280
things obviously we don’t want to do

0:34:55.679,0:34:58.480
anything up on the table here because we

0:34:57.280,0:35:00.880
don’t have that much room

0:34:58.480,0:35:02.480
yeah but you know the sounds are fun so

0:35:00.880,0:35:04.400
so let me let me ask you a couple

0:35:02.480,0:35:08.240
questions about the projects that we did

0:35:04.400,0:35:11.920
that you did so um

0:35:08.240,0:35:15.200
were they fun first of all

0:35:11.920,0:35:16.640
yes did they help to keep you occupied

0:35:15.200,0:35:19.359
and pass the time

0:35:16.640,0:35:20.880
i mean yeah um i really liked a lot i

0:35:19.359,0:35:23.520
really liked all of them

0:35:20.880,0:35:24.400
um and i definitely think that the droid

0:35:23.520,0:35:27.440
kit was my

0:35:24.400,0:35:29.119
favorite out of all of them though okay

0:35:27.440,0:35:31.119
oh i should probably turn them off

0:35:29.119,0:35:32.560
probably otherwise he’ll sit there and

0:35:31.119,0:35:33.920
talk through the whole thing and steal

0:35:32.560,0:35:38.480
the show

0:35:33.920,0:35:41.760
yeah so did you find

0:35:38.480,0:35:43.599
that you learned anything from these

0:35:41.760,0:35:46.320
projects or were these just

0:35:43.599,0:35:47.200
you know things to do to keep you

0:35:46.320,0:35:50.160
occupied

0:35:47.200,0:35:51.280
i mean with magnetic kit i learned more

0:35:50.160,0:35:53.920
about magnets

0:35:51.280,0:35:55.359
and gravity and physics which was really

0:35:53.920,0:35:57.119
cool and how i could even make my own

0:35:55.359,0:35:59.280
perpetual motion machine

0:35:57.119,0:36:00.400
okay so i liked that with the clay

0:35:59.280,0:36:04.160
making kit

0:36:00.400,0:36:06.079
i learned how to mold i think you did

0:36:04.160,0:36:07.440
i was really impressed with the level of

0:36:06.079,0:36:09.280
detail

0:36:07.440,0:36:11.440
that you were able to come up with from

0:36:09.280,0:36:15.200
the molding of the clay i really was

0:36:11.440,0:36:17.119
yeah um the hair was actually kind of

0:36:15.200,0:36:19.599
hard to get but i like how i did the

0:36:17.119,0:36:22.240
front and my hair is probably like the

0:36:19.599,0:36:23.119
my favorite part of it the entire thing

0:36:22.240,0:36:25.920
um

0:36:23.119,0:36:26.560
and with the jord making kit i learned

0:36:25.920,0:36:30.000
how to

0:36:26.560,0:36:32.480
code and how to wire

0:36:30.000,0:36:33.280
a robot and did you have fun with all of

0:36:32.480,0:36:36.640
it

0:36:33.280,0:36:39.119
okay so besides that what what’s the

0:36:36.640,0:36:42.400
last creativity thing that we had here

0:36:39.119,0:36:42.960
it was podcasting coincidentally another

0:36:42.400,0:36:47.599
plug

0:36:42.960,0:36:50.000
a so i learned how to research and write

0:36:47.599,0:36:52.400
up show notes for the podcast which is

0:36:50.000,0:36:55.760
why i’ve been hosting the last few

0:36:52.400,0:36:58.560
because i’ve been doing the notes so

0:36:55.760,0:37:00.240
i learned how to come up with subjects

0:36:58.560,0:37:03.359
and how to research on them

0:37:00.240,0:37:05.760
and i think you did a bang-up job so far

0:37:03.359,0:37:06.839
yep and i’ve hosted and run a few

0:37:05.760,0:37:10.720
podcasts

0:37:06.839,0:37:12.640
awesome so that was it for creativity

0:37:10.720,0:37:15.220
yep that’s pretty much shall we take a

0:37:12.640,0:37:20.839
break and go to the next one

0:37:15.220,0:37:23.839
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so the final segment we have what we

0:38:29.599,0:38:32.480
have

0:38:30.000,0:38:34.400
for what i did over the summer is the

0:38:32.480,0:38:36.240
educational aspect

0:38:34.400,0:38:39.040
and i can tell some people we’re

0:38:36.240,0:38:40.800
groaning at this

0:38:39.040,0:38:43.040
at least the kids because they know

0:38:40.800,0:38:43.839
about how they have to do summer work

0:38:43.040,0:38:47.520
over the

0:38:43.839,0:38:51.040
um over this uh summer

0:38:47.520,0:38:53.200
and uh that’s exactly our first topic

0:38:51.040,0:38:54.240
well and i don’t think it was as

0:38:53.200,0:38:56.240
grueling as

0:38:54.240,0:38:58.000
some kids make it out to me because you

0:38:56.240,0:38:59.520
have a very unique approach to it let’s

0:38:58.000,0:39:01.440
talk a little bit about your approach to

0:38:59.520,0:39:03.680
doing your summer project

0:39:01.440,0:39:05.760
so i had a few things i had to do for

0:39:03.680,0:39:06.720
summer work one of them was of course

0:39:05.760,0:39:11.200
summer reading

0:39:06.720,0:39:14.800
i was reading a book called booked

0:39:11.200,0:39:16.160
coincidentally and it was actually by

0:39:14.800,0:39:19.680
the same author that

0:39:16.160,0:39:23.040
um i had to read my last summer book on

0:39:19.680,0:39:23.920
um so the books were kind of related in

0:39:23.040,0:39:27.200
a way

0:39:23.920,0:39:30.720
so um and the way i took

0:39:27.200,0:39:33.440
it the way i approach um summer reading

0:39:30.720,0:39:35.200
is that i figure out how many pages

0:39:33.440,0:39:37.359
there are in the book and how many days

0:39:35.200,0:39:40.400
i have to finish the book

0:39:37.359,0:39:41.359
like because um when school starts

0:39:40.400,0:39:44.640
you’re going to have

0:39:41.359,0:39:46.960
to answer stuff about the book to um

0:39:44.640,0:39:48.160
so that everyone so that your teachers

0:39:46.960,0:39:50.240
know that you read it

0:39:48.160,0:39:52.000
now some people decide to do it in the

0:39:50.240,0:39:54.079
beginning and some people

0:39:52.000,0:39:56.720
um save it to the end and those aren’t

0:39:54.079,0:39:58.320
really the best approaches i think like

0:39:56.720,0:40:00.000
if you do it early on then you’ll

0:39:58.320,0:40:01.119
probably forget some of this stuff and

0:40:00.000,0:40:02.720
if you do it too

0:40:01.119,0:40:04.319
late then you might not be able to

0:40:02.720,0:40:06.000
finish the book in time and not

0:40:04.319,0:40:07.920
get all the information that you needed

0:40:06.000,0:40:11.119
from the book

0:40:07.920,0:40:14.400
so my approach to it was to

0:40:11.119,0:40:16.319
take how many pages um and

0:40:14.400,0:40:18.480
that there were in the book and how many

0:40:16.319,0:40:21.760
days i had to finish it

0:40:18.480,0:40:24.079
i i think divided them

0:40:21.760,0:40:25.520
and then i got how many pages i needed

0:40:24.079,0:40:27.440
to read per day

0:40:25.520,0:40:29.359
and every day i would read that number

0:40:27.440,0:40:31.599
of pages

0:40:29.359,0:40:32.400
or more if i needed to okay so you

0:40:31.599,0:40:35.119
basically

0:40:32.400,0:40:35.760
took how much time you had to do the

0:40:35.119,0:40:37.359
work

0:40:35.760,0:40:39.440
how much work you had and then you

0:40:37.359,0:40:43.119
divide it into

0:40:39.440,0:40:44.640
slices that you can do at a regular pace

0:40:43.119,0:40:46.079
so that you’re bringing that you’re

0:40:44.640,0:40:47.440
absorbing that knowledge but you’re

0:40:46.079,0:40:49.040
absorbing it over the course of the

0:40:47.440,0:40:51.280
entire summer

0:40:49.040,0:40:52.880
so you’re not forgetting it and you’re

0:40:51.280,0:40:53.839
ensuring that you have enough time to

0:40:52.880,0:40:56.560
get it done

0:40:53.839,0:40:59.040
yep and is that approach working for you

0:40:56.560,0:41:02.079
i mean yeah it’s been working for me

0:40:59.040,0:41:04.880
since i started it i remember

0:41:02.079,0:41:06.319
the book and if i need to if i think

0:41:04.880,0:41:08.480
that there are important parts of the

0:41:06.319,0:41:11.040
book i can write that down

0:41:08.480,0:41:13.440
or um put notes in the book so that i

0:41:11.040,0:41:15.920
know that i need to come back to it when

0:41:13.440,0:41:18.160
if i ever forget it so now are you on

0:41:15.920,0:41:19.920
pace to get all your work done

0:41:18.160,0:41:21.440
i mean yeah i’m almost finished with the

0:41:19.920,0:41:22.000
book and since i’m almost going to go

0:41:21.440,0:41:25.359
back to

0:41:22.000,0:41:28.160
school it kind of checks out perfect

0:41:25.359,0:41:29.440
well another another well-run project

0:41:28.160,0:41:31.520
for school there

0:41:29.440,0:41:32.960
yep besides your schoolwork there are

0:41:31.520,0:41:34.079
some other things that you did what else

0:41:32.960,0:41:37.119
did you do

0:41:34.079,0:41:37.119
um well

0:41:37.280,0:41:40.560
the other thing was the virtual camps i

0:41:39.440,0:41:44.000
was doing

0:41:40.560,0:41:47.280
um what go ahead

0:41:44.000,0:41:49.680
okay um so um

0:41:47.280,0:41:51.040
mommy since she thought that the

0:41:49.680,0:41:52.560
projects weren’t enough

0:41:51.040,0:41:54.800
she decided to sign me up for some

0:41:52.560,0:41:56.720
online sessions so i once again wasn’t

0:41:54.800,0:41:59.920
sitting on my bed all day

0:41:56.720,0:42:02.160
which i still kind of was okay

0:41:59.920,0:42:02.960
so she found a website called varsity

0:42:02.160,0:42:06.560
tutors

0:42:02.960,0:42:08.800
and um they offered camp sessions for

0:42:06.560,0:42:11.839
all ages and with different subjects

0:42:08.800,0:42:15.359
each most of the classes were free

0:42:11.839,0:42:17.760
and um they were and

0:42:15.359,0:42:19.680
from the experiences i’ve had they were

0:42:17.760,0:42:20.400
basically week-long most of them were

0:42:19.680,0:42:23.440
week-long

0:42:20.400,0:42:25.760
zoom meetings um they were hour-long

0:42:23.440,0:42:28.400
sessions for five days a week

0:42:25.760,0:42:30.640
so so you know not to throw out a

0:42:28.400,0:42:31.599
hamilton reference but it was the zoom

0:42:30.640,0:42:36.160
where it happened

0:42:31.599,0:42:38.240
oh my god oh my god

0:42:36.160,0:42:39.920
so so what did you learn what type of

0:42:38.240,0:42:41.200
subjects did you work on with these

0:42:39.920,0:42:43.599
virtual camps

0:42:41.200,0:42:45.520
um so some of the ones i worked with the

0:42:43.599,0:42:47.280
first one i did was at home science

0:42:45.520,0:42:48.160
experiments and since i really like

0:42:47.280,0:42:51.280
science

0:42:48.160,0:42:54.560
and doing experiments are fun

0:42:51.280,0:42:57.359
um is fun i ended up with that

0:42:54.560,0:42:58.960
and basically we did five different

0:42:57.359,0:43:00.720
projects each day

0:42:58.960,0:43:02.800
and it was one of the only camps where

0:43:00.720,0:43:05.920
we needed supplies

0:43:02.800,0:43:08.800
and um one of them was of course a

0:43:05.920,0:43:09.440
mentos and a soda but the lessons

0:43:08.800,0:43:11.440
weren’t just

0:43:09.440,0:43:13.119
all about the experiments like we didn’t

0:43:11.440,0:43:13.920
just do the experiment and then we were

0:43:13.119,0:43:16.319
done

0:43:13.920,0:43:18.160
um we actually learned the science of it

0:43:16.319,0:43:21.200
and how

0:43:18.160,0:43:24.240
and how um like we learned the

0:43:21.200,0:43:27.520
science of water on one of the days

0:43:24.240,0:43:30.640
and um

0:43:27.520,0:43:32.960
we learned a lot about how

0:43:30.640,0:43:34.640
we basically learned why things happen

0:43:32.960,0:43:36.720
for experiments

0:43:34.640,0:43:39.119
and um i think it was really cool

0:43:36.720,0:43:42.079
because not only did you get the fun

0:43:39.119,0:43:45.520
experiment part but you also got the

0:43:42.079,0:43:47.280
but you also got the um the reasoning

0:43:45.520,0:43:50.480
behind it and the

0:43:47.280,0:43:50.960
um intelligence or the learning aspect

0:43:50.480,0:43:54.800
of it

0:43:50.960,0:43:57.839
so it was entertaining and educational

0:43:54.800,0:43:58.319
yeah pretty much okay are you glad that

0:43:57.839,0:44:00.400
that

0:43:58.319,0:44:02.720
mommy signed you up for those i mean

0:44:00.400,0:44:05.839
yeah most the ones i had

0:44:02.720,0:44:08.960
i had picked myself um

0:44:05.839,0:44:11.440
like the minecraft storyland and the

0:44:08.960,0:44:13.359
um science ones but there were ones that

0:44:11.440,0:44:15.440
mommy signed me up for

0:44:13.359,0:44:16.400
because she still didn’t want me to sit

0:44:15.440,0:44:18.400
around and i

0:44:16.400,0:44:20.880
apparently didn’t get enough so she

0:44:18.400,0:44:24.560
signed me up for a google maps

0:44:20.880,0:44:28.480
um i travel with

0:44:24.560,0:44:31.680
traveled the world with google maps um

0:44:28.480,0:44:33.920
class and then she also signed me up for

0:44:31.680,0:44:33.920
um

0:44:35.280,0:44:42.000
uh science in the kitchen

0:44:38.480,0:44:43.599
okay one i remember that now is it

0:44:42.000,0:44:46.400
something that

0:44:43.599,0:44:47.520
you would want to do next summer if it

0:44:46.400,0:44:50.319
was available

0:44:47.520,0:44:51.200
i mean sure um if there were like new

0:44:50.319,0:44:53.680
stuff

0:44:51.200,0:44:55.119
yeah i’d totally do it okay well what

0:44:53.680,0:44:55.680
about during the school year if they

0:44:55.119,0:44:58.640
have

0:44:55.680,0:44:59.760
uh continuing programs and stuff like

0:44:58.640,0:45:00.880
that is it something you’d want to

0:44:59.760,0:45:03.680
continue to do

0:45:00.880,0:45:04.000
i would depend on how much schoolwork i

0:45:03.680,0:45:06.319
have

0:45:04.000,0:45:07.119
i mean i am now in three advanced

0:45:06.319,0:45:10.240
classes

0:45:07.119,0:45:11.839
and i’m struggling to and i’m

0:45:10.240,0:45:13.599
still debating on whether i should even

0:45:11.839,0:45:16.160
stay in my band class

0:45:13.599,0:45:18.560
so i’m not entirely sure so we’ll see

0:45:16.160,0:45:21.680
how things go and then maybe we’ll

0:45:18.560,0:45:23.839
we’ll look into it yeah so we’ve got one

0:45:21.680,0:45:25.200
more thing from the educational side i

0:45:23.839,0:45:27.119
threw this one in here because i think

0:45:25.200,0:45:30.319
it was worth mentioning

0:45:27.119,0:45:33.520
and that is a research assistant

0:45:30.319,0:45:35.839
and so we’re working on developing

0:45:33.520,0:45:37.760
another podcast for the network uh

0:45:35.839,0:45:41.200
insights into history

0:45:37.760,0:45:43.040
so in in doing that we have a lot of

0:45:41.200,0:45:44.640
research that has to be done

0:45:43.040,0:45:46.720
to get all the episodes where we’re

0:45:44.640,0:45:50.000
trying to write all the episodes before

0:45:46.720,0:45:51.440
we start production on the podcast

0:45:50.000,0:45:53.119
and this is something that i had asked

0:45:51.440,0:45:56.000
you to help me with

0:45:53.119,0:45:57.680
and the one podcast the the one episode

0:45:56.000,0:45:58.720
of insights in the history that i had

0:45:57.680,0:46:02.880
had you

0:45:58.720,0:46:06.240
research for me was regarding

0:46:02.880,0:46:09.599
some revolutionary war um

0:46:06.240,0:46:10.000
battle sites um and you did a very good

0:46:09.599,0:46:12.000
job

0:46:10.000,0:46:15.280
you gave me a great summary that served

0:46:12.000,0:46:18.079
as the basis for the entire episode

0:46:15.280,0:46:18.800
describe to me how that was for you how

0:46:18.079,0:46:21.280
how

0:46:18.800,0:46:23.040
difficult was it to do the research how

0:46:21.280,0:46:25.920
much time did it take

0:46:23.040,0:46:27.520
that type of stuff well um there were

0:46:25.920,0:46:28.720
two different areas that i was

0:46:27.520,0:46:31.359
researching

0:46:28.720,0:46:32.400
one was kind of easy to do and there was

0:46:31.359,0:46:34.000
a lot of

0:46:32.400,0:46:35.440
good information there was a bit of good

0:46:34.000,0:46:37.359
information on it

0:46:35.440,0:46:39.680
but the other one was kind of harder to

0:46:37.359,0:46:41.680
research there were very few sites that

0:46:39.680,0:46:42.000
i could find and i noticed that i had

0:46:41.680,0:46:44.560
less

0:46:42.000,0:46:47.040
information on that because i really

0:46:44.560,0:46:49.520
didn’t have many sources to look up from

0:46:47.040,0:46:51.440
so and i definitely and the whole thing

0:46:49.520,0:46:53.680
with our history podcast

0:46:51.440,0:46:55.040
um you know is looking up stuff that not

0:46:53.680,0:46:57.599
many people know about so

0:46:55.040,0:46:58.720
right that is the theme of the new show

0:46:57.599,0:47:00.960
is it’s

0:46:58.720,0:47:02.400
kind of the obscure history that doesn’t

0:47:00.960,0:47:05.520
get the

0:47:02.400,0:47:06.880
uh spotlight that a lot of more common

0:47:05.520,0:47:08.400
things do but i think you did a very

0:47:06.880,0:47:09.359
good job and i appreciate the work that

0:47:08.400,0:47:11.920
you put in on it

0:47:09.359,0:47:12.560
thank you so let’s take a quick break

0:47:11.920,0:47:14.880
come back

0:47:12.560,0:47:15.680
and i want to take a look at the coming

0:47:14.880,0:47:19.359
school year

0:47:15.680,0:47:22.559
and and what we can expect

0:47:19.359,0:47:25.280
what it looks like how crazy it is and

0:47:22.559,0:47:27.040
and talk about you know any

0:47:25.280,0:47:28.710
apprehensions you might have

0:47:27.040,0:47:32.650
all righty

0:47:28.710,0:47:32.650
[Music]

0:47:33.119,0:47:37.359
so the coming school year

0:47:36.240,0:47:40.880
you know it’s going to start in a few

0:47:37.359,0:47:42.880
weeks new jersey

0:47:40.880,0:47:46.079
our school district at least is doing

0:47:42.880,0:47:48.640
the first month entirely remotely

0:47:46.079,0:47:50.640
we kind of knew you would be doing it

0:47:48.640,0:47:52.480
remotely already at least until

0:47:50.640,0:47:55.520
probably the first of the year because

0:47:52.480,0:47:58.559
of covid19

0:47:55.520,0:48:00.640
how do you feel about that um

0:47:58.559,0:48:02.079
you know we kind of did the whole school

0:48:00.640,0:48:05.119
at home thing

0:48:02.079,0:48:07.920
the last couple of months of last year

0:48:05.119,0:48:10.400
and to me and i’d like to get your

0:48:07.920,0:48:12.400
opinion on but to me it seemed like

0:48:10.400,0:48:14.480
it was rushed it wasn’t very well

0:48:12.400,0:48:16.720
thought out wasn’t very well planned

0:48:14.480,0:48:18.160
and everyone was just kind of sort of

0:48:16.720,0:48:19.520
doing what they needed to do to get

0:48:18.160,0:48:23.040
through the motions

0:48:19.520,0:48:25.760
to get to the summer and the

0:48:23.040,0:48:26.160
the documentation that’s been put out so

0:48:25.760,0:48:28.400
far

0:48:26.160,0:48:29.839
on the new school year has me thinking

0:48:28.400,0:48:30.960
that at least they’re thinking it

0:48:29.839,0:48:32.480
through a little bit more

0:48:30.960,0:48:34.079
and they’re a little bit more organized

0:48:32.480,0:48:37.440
what are your thoughts on that

0:48:34.079,0:48:40.160
i mean yeah i’d say that the um end

0:48:37.440,0:48:41.680
of the last school year was kind of

0:48:40.160,0:48:44.800
rushed no one really

0:48:41.680,0:48:47.359
knew what we were going to do for being

0:48:44.800,0:48:49.839
online but luckily most of my classes

0:48:47.359,0:48:50.240
already had like google classrooms on

0:48:49.839,0:48:53.359
them

0:48:50.240,0:48:55.280
so it wasn’t too entirely hard one of my

0:48:53.359,0:48:56.480
classes was like entirely based on

0:48:55.280,0:49:00.000
google classroom

0:48:56.480,0:49:02.800
so it wasn’t too hard to adapt to them

0:49:00.000,0:49:03.839
but definitely a lot of students um at

0:49:02.800,0:49:06.640
the end of the year

0:49:03.839,0:49:08.480
were like didn’t feel like doing it

0:49:06.640,0:49:11.599
because they had lost the motivation

0:49:08.480,0:49:12.400
and i can definitely agree that being

0:49:11.599,0:49:15.119
sick at home

0:49:12.400,0:49:16.000
for so long makes you lose motivation i

0:49:15.119,0:49:18.160
used to be

0:49:16.000,0:49:19.359
trying to be active doing just dance in

0:49:18.160,0:49:22.319
the living room you know

0:49:19.359,0:49:22.640
trying to get my body active and now i

0:49:22.319,0:49:26.000
just

0:49:22.640,0:49:28.240
you know kind of sit around

0:49:26.000,0:49:30.400
so is there anything in particular that

0:49:28.240,0:49:31.440
you’re looking forward to in the coming

0:49:30.400,0:49:34.480
school year

0:49:31.440,0:49:35.200
i mean i’m hopefully looking forward to

0:49:34.480,0:49:37.600
the fact

0:49:35.200,0:49:39.119
that um

0:49:37.600,0:49:42.160
[Music]

0:49:39.119,0:49:43.680
we realize that we don’t have any cases

0:49:42.160,0:49:48.000
of

0:49:43.680,0:49:51.680
and like um hopefully covid

0:49:48.000,0:49:52.720
is dialing back down and i’m looking

0:49:51.680,0:49:56.000
forward to

0:49:52.720,0:49:58.400
seeing how my friends coping or co

0:49:56.000,0:49:59.680
cope with it and hoping that they’re

0:49:58.400,0:50:01.760
doing well because

0:49:59.680,0:50:03.599
i don’t know if they’re some of them are

0:50:01.760,0:50:04.160
going back to school and others are just

0:50:03.599,0:50:06.800
gonna do

0:50:04.160,0:50:07.520
fully remote is there anything that

0:50:06.800,0:50:10.559
you’re not

0:50:07.520,0:50:13.119
looking forward to well with the fact of

0:50:10.559,0:50:15.440
if covert does end up taking up and then

0:50:13.119,0:50:18.640
everyone has to do remote learning

0:50:15.440,0:50:20.800
it might not be the best and i’m not

0:50:18.640,0:50:22.559
really looking forward to

0:50:20.800,0:50:24.480
all the chaos that’s going to be

0:50:22.559,0:50:27.839
happening and

0:50:24.480,0:50:28.480
any you know and no and like if anyone

0:50:27.839,0:50:30.240
does get

0:50:28.480,0:50:32.160
end up getting covered and there are

0:50:30.240,0:50:34.960
stronger cases

0:50:32.160,0:50:35.520
no it’s sort of a halfway point at that

0:50:34.960,0:50:37.280
point

0:50:35.520,0:50:38.880
yeah it’s kind of scary it’s kind of

0:50:37.280,0:50:40.400
scary so

0:50:38.880,0:50:42.480
how do you think are you feeling

0:50:40.400,0:50:43.119
optimistic about the new school year are

0:50:42.480,0:50:46.960
you

0:50:43.119,0:50:48.240
still wait and see uh because you’ve got

0:50:46.960,0:50:49.680
like you mentioned you’ve got a couple

0:50:48.240,0:50:50.480
of advanced classes that you’re going to

0:50:49.680,0:50:51.520
be taking

0:50:50.480,0:50:54.160
and you’re going to be doing them

0:50:51.520,0:50:56.000
remotely do you have any concerns

0:50:54.160,0:50:58.000
about taking on that kind of

0:50:56.000,0:50:59.200
responsibility and not being physically

0:50:58.000,0:51:02.319
in the classroom

0:50:59.200,0:51:05.440
i mean i really don’t know what

0:51:02.319,0:51:08.240
is going to happen with like

0:51:05.440,0:51:10.640
online classes sure like by the end of

0:51:08.240,0:51:13.200
the school year i had done it but

0:51:10.640,0:51:14.800
i was never really homeschooled i always

0:51:13.200,0:51:17.599
went to public schooling

0:51:14.800,0:51:18.319
and i never really stayed home and

0:51:17.599,0:51:21.839
learned

0:51:18.319,0:51:24.720
but i can understand that some people

0:51:21.839,0:51:26.319
especially with parents with younger

0:51:24.720,0:51:27.440
children that they would want their kids

0:51:26.319,0:51:29.680
going to school

0:51:27.440,0:51:30.800
for the older kids it’s more of a

0:51:29.680,0:51:33.119
they’re able to learn

0:51:30.800,0:51:34.640
online so it’s not as important to get

0:51:33.119,0:51:37.680
them into the classroom

0:51:34.640,0:51:41.040
so um i i mean

0:51:37.680,0:51:43.680
i had a few rough bumps with the

0:51:41.040,0:51:45.200
um with the end of last school year and

0:51:43.680,0:51:47.599
having to do full remote

0:51:45.200,0:51:49.040
for probably the entire school year not

0:51:47.599,0:51:52.640
entirely sure

0:51:49.040,0:51:55.920
um you know it’s still going to be rough

0:51:52.640,0:51:59.359
and already going into having three

0:51:55.920,0:52:01.040
advanced classes i was not used to

0:51:59.359,0:52:04.000
i’m not entirely sure what that will

0:52:01.040,0:52:07.680
bring if i can no longer

0:52:04.000,0:52:08.960
be a part of like any extracurricular

0:52:07.680,0:52:12.240
things like band

0:52:08.960,0:52:15.440
um i’m worried about that so

0:52:12.240,0:52:17.440
yeah well you know what like like like

0:52:15.440,0:52:19.040
we have done with this so far we’ll make

0:52:17.440,0:52:19.680
the best of it and you know we’ll get

0:52:19.040,0:52:23.040
through it

0:52:19.680,0:52:24.880
yeah so that was all we had for our

0:52:23.040,0:52:26.160
coming school year segment let’s take a

0:52:24.880,0:52:33.599
quick break we’ll come back and we’ll

0:52:26.160,0:52:35.839
get your closing remarks

0:52:33.599,0:52:38.240
go for closing remarks so i’m not

0:52:35.839,0:52:41.280
entirely sure how to

0:52:38.240,0:52:44.400
put this but i’ll just go up

0:52:41.280,0:52:46.079
come up with something so i just want to

0:52:44.400,0:52:48.079
say that

0:52:46.079,0:52:49.200
through these tough times try and stay

0:52:48.079,0:52:51.760
optimistic

0:52:49.200,0:52:52.240
try to look on the bright side it’s hard

0:52:51.760,0:52:55.920
yes

0:52:52.240,0:52:56.640
but i mean it is possible um try to have

0:52:55.920,0:52:59.119
fun

0:52:56.640,0:53:00.880
any way you can even if you can’t go out

0:52:59.119,0:53:02.720
or do things that you normally do and if

0:53:00.880,0:53:05.040
you do have to go out please wear a mask

0:53:02.720,0:53:07.280
and please stay away from people

0:53:05.040,0:53:08.480
because a lot of people don’t do that

0:53:07.280,0:53:10.559
and it

0:53:08.480,0:53:12.839
and it can get you and it can get you

0:53:10.559,0:53:15.839
sick and you don’t want that

0:53:12.839,0:53:19.839
so just

0:53:15.839,0:53:22.800
just have fun but uh stay safe

0:53:19.839,0:53:24.880
sounds good that’s good advice before we

0:53:22.800,0:53:26.400
do go i do want to invite you once again

0:53:24.880,0:53:28.319
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0:53:28.319,0:53:32.000
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0:53:31.040,0:53:34.480
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0:53:32.000,0:53:35.760
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0:53:34.480,0:53:37.359
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0:53:35.760,0:53:39.720
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0:53:37.359,0:53:41.520
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0:53:39.720,0:53:44.160
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0:53:41.520,0:53:47.200
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0:53:44.160,0:53:49.040
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0:53:51.040,0:53:57.839
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0:53:54.839,0:54:00.160
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0:53:57.839,0:54:01.440
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0:54:03.920,0:54:08.160
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0:54:06.480,0:54:09.920
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0:54:08.160,0:54:25.839
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0:54:09.920,0:54:25.839
books bye everyone

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