Josh da Jelly

Sometimes green... Sometimes red... Sometimes blue... Sometimes yellow... Sometimes orange... Sometimes purple... Sometimes pink... No, I'm not a Chameleon

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Fantastic Fabulous Fooooooood

People say that you cannot live without food. This can be true, but is quite ambiguous. This could imply that if you don't have food, you die. If that was the case, you would have to be holding or eating it all the time. What they should say is that you cannot live without sufficient supplies of food.

Anyway, I love food. Well, some foods. I'm one of those fussy eaters who doesn't like loads of stuff. Well, I'm not as bad as lots of people, but the things I don't like are normally fairly big part of the meal, like salads.

My Favourite Foods:
1 Mango
2 Tinned Mandarin
3 Strawberry
4 Raspberry
5 Blueberry
6 Passionfruit
7 Banana
8 Grape
Carnivores beware...

1 Cheese and Ham Pizza
2 Cheese and Ham Wigwams
3 Fried Egg Muffins
4 Croque Monsieur
5 Garlic Pizza
6 Steak Pie
7 Cheese and Ham Pasta
8 Bubble and Squeak
Weightwatchers beware...

1 Chocolate Bombe
2 Chocolate Ice Cream
3 Chocolate Fondant
4 Chocolate Gâteau
5 Chocolate Sundae
6 Chocolate Chips
7 Chocolate Orange
8 Chocolate Mousse
Vegans beware...

Which Means...
1 Mango
Cheese and Ham Pizza
Chocolate Bombe
2 Tinned Mandarin
Cheese and Ham Wigwams
Chocolate Ice Cream
3 Strawberry
Fried Egg Muffins
Chocolate Fondant
4 Raspberry
Croque Monsieur
Chocolate Gâteau
5 Blueberry
Garlic Pizza
Chocolate Sundae
6 Passionfruit
Steak Pie
Chocolate Chips
7 Banana
Cheese and Ham Pasta
Chocolate Orange
8 Grape
Bubble and Squeak
Chocolate Mousse

So there are allegedly my favourite meals, though I'm not sure banana goes with pasta...

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Games as Great as Gammon with Gravy

Hooray for Nintendo!!!!
If you are a Sony fan, don't bother reading this, as this post is about good games.
Yes, I am a devout, hardcore, whatever, Nintendo fan. I don't actually have an awful lot of games, but I'd like to say that I'm pretty decent at the ones I like: Super Smash Bros. Melee and Kirby Air Ride (only City Trial though) on GameCube, Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon Pinball and Mario Party Advance on GBA and Mario Kart DS on DS. I will go through my 'favourites' on each of the above games. If you need tips on any of them, just comment on this blog.

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Favourite Character: Fox
Least Favourite Character: Mario
Favourite Moves: Reflector (Falco), Rest (Jigglypuff), Rollout (Jigglypuff)
Favourite Throw: ^ (Mewtwo)
Favourite Item: Home-Run Bat
Faviurite Stage: Final Destination
Kirby Air Ride: City Trial
Favourite Colour Kirby: Green
Favourite Standard Vehicles: Shadow Star, Swerve Star
Favourite Legendary Vehicle: Hydra
Favourite Power-Up: Glide
Favourite Offensive Item: Panic Spin
Favourite Ability: Sword
Game Boy Advance
Pokémon Sapphire
Best Pokémon: Kyogre (lv 100)
Best's best Move: Water Spout
Cutest Pokémon: Wooper
Favourite Pokémon: Absol
Rarest Pokémon: Suicune (downloaded)
Favourite Types: Fighting, Ice, Dark
Pokémon Pinball
Scariest Pokémon Pic: Tentacruel
Cutest Pokémon Pic: Wurmple
Favourite Pokémon Pic: Latios
Favourite Stage: Ancient Ruins
Favourite Table: Sapphire
Highest Ruby Table Score: 2,823,639,398
Highest Sapphire Table Score: 5,491,413,708
Mario Party Advance
Favourite Character: Yoshi
Favourite Quest: Probably a Robbery?
Favourite Mini-Game: Melon Folly
Favourite Gaddget: Dessert Menu
Favourite Shroom City Resident: Dorrie
Mario Kart
Favourite Characters: Yoshi, Drybones
Favourite Vehicles: Cucumber, ROB-LGS
Favourite Track: Rainbow Road
Favourite Track Music: Choco Mountain
Favourite Item: Boo
Although it isn't an official Nintendo website, I do have an account on Pokemon Crater ( If you like Pokémon, you should check it out! My username is Joshyoshi.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Beautiful Books

My current favourite form of entertainment is reading:

I recently bought all 7 CHERUB novels, and just finished my sixth one.
They are about a secret branch of Military Intelligence where orphans are recruited from foster homes and trained to go on undercover missions. They are an advantage because criminals and terrorists are often conscious about people spying on them, but rarely suspect children because they seem a lot more innocent than adults, and are 'less intelligent'. What they don't know is that CHERUB agents are black belts in karate, speak several languages fluently, and are very intelligent. If you loved the Alex Rider series, or the Young Bond books, these are definitely for you!
I know I loved those series', but, being one of those people that can just sit down and read a book cover to cover in one sitting, I am often disappointed by not having any more books to read. This series is more of the same thrilling spy adventures, and an essential top-up to book-thirsty kids who just like lazing around all day with a glass of lemonade and a comfy sofa.

Also in my favourite books collection is Chris Ryan's Alpha Force and Code Red Adventure series'.
Alpha Force is similar to the CHERUB/Alex Rider/Young Bond books, about 5 teenagers that group together to tackle criminals. Having 5 heroes means that you can increase the action, and have two or three different stories going at once. Although these books are essentially about facing bad guys, this includes survival to increase the tension. Including obstacles that aren't created by the enemy adds variety and makes the story a lot less predictable, which is nice.
The Code Red Adventure books are quite different to the spy books altogether, though still retaining tension. These are about disasters that occur in cities, and are really cool because you just don't know what's going to happen next. They contain very good imagery, and use such description and emotion that I often find myself almost willing the characters on. These books also feature two or three main stories, and each time the text changes to one of the others, there's left an unbearable cliffhanger. To crank up the feeling of disaster even more, they occasionally incorporate small stories about other people in short chapters. It an amount of emotive language such that these mini-plots don't require an awful lot of the book to be told, but enough that you grow quite attached to the characters. These 'spin-offs' often make you think the people involved are just going to make it out alive, but the way they are killed (often in a not very nice way) in a couple of short sentences manages to maximise the feeling of urgency while using emotion as well. Really good reads.

So yeah, I'm liking my books