Fun Fact: Do Checkers and Chess Use Different Boards?

Cloth board For a checkers game

Both checkers (draughts) and chess use exactly the same type of board for their games. Which is eight squares long by eight square wide, making up 64 spaces total.

Things I Like: Kalos Pokemon League Stage (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Kalos Pokémon league stage super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

This stage returns after being in the WiiU version of Smash 4. It’s based on the elite league arena from the Pokemon X/Y games. I vaguely remember the area in the games as it’s been quite a number of years now.

Link vs Kirby Kalos Pokémon league stage super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

I like how the stage changes and implements something from every (or almost) type of pokemon.

Shulk vs donkey Kong Kalos Pokémon league stage super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

And it’s not just cosmetic either, many stage hazards will pop up now and then. So you should be careful.

Bowser breathing fire on Ryu Kalos Pokémon league stage super Smash Bros ultimate Nintendo Switch

While far from my favorite stage of all time, it’s one of the better ones from the WiiU era.

Our 2nd Trip to Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Myrtle Beach south carolina resort

Since we went to Myrtle Beach in the middle of the spring for our second trip, we spent most of the time at the beach. We stayed at a resort within minimum walking distance to the ocean.

Pool at Myrtle Beach south carolina resort

It wasn’t the fanciest place, but it was gated and I felt safe.

Washed up jellyfish on the beach Myrtle Beach south carolina

This is the first time I’ve encountered natural jellyfish. Luckily not in the water, a good number of them washed up on the beach one morning.

Mom and daughter enjoying Myrtle Beach south carolina

We all had a good time on the beach and in the ocean. I’ve only known the Atlantic Ocean personally, but I’m hoping to see the Gulf of Mexico next.

Putting toes in the ocean water

Even though we got sunburned, it was very difficult to say goodbye to the ocean.

The Simpsons 4D Theater (Myrtle Beach)

The Simpsons 4D Theater Myrtle Beach South Carolina

The Simpsons is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. So on my second trip to Myrtle Beach I decided to check out The Simpsons 4D theater.

Tory mcclure The Simpsons 4D Theater Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Before the show begins, you get to wait in a lobby very similar to a movie theater.

Radioactive man The Simpsons 4D Theater Myrtle Beach South Carolina

I loved all the details about the place.

Lisa Simpson and Ralph Wiggum statues The Simpsons 4D Theater Myrtle Beach South Carolina

There’s so much Simpsons magic here.

The Simpsons 4D Theater Myrtle Beach South Carolina seating area

The movies themselves weren’t as entertaining as I had hoped but they were fun. The seats shoot out certain things that make sense for the movie.

Family picture The Simpsons 4D Theater Myrtle Beach South Carolina

My girlfriend’s daughter Princess L didn’t like it too much. She’s never seen the show and she found one part of it to be scary because it involved spiders.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky (2018 Film) Review

The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky hawk and meliodas find portal

My current anime I’ve been watching a lot is The Seven Deadly Sins. Which is some Japanese manga author/artist’s take on Arthurian legend with A LOT of creative liberties. I’ve watched all three seasons (two real ones and the filler one) so far and I’ve enjoyed it. I forgot they also made a movie based on the story, which is a lot like the anime films based on Dragon Ball Z that I’ve seen. But what did I think of it?

The Seven Deadly Sins Prisoners of the Sky Solaad meets the Seven Deadly Sins

The film starts with a young man running away from some guards. He is obviously not Meliodas but he sure looks a lot like him. As if they were brothers or cousins, that’s how close they resemble each other. Apparently the Seven Deadly Sins members need some better eyesight as all of them mistake him for the Captain. Much to his horror and he has no idea who these gifted warriors or why they think he’s someone else.

The Seven Deadly Sins Prisoners of the Sky Solaad and Princess Elizabeth Liones

Turns out his name is Solaad, and he’s basically like a prince for a race of beings known as the Celestials. Long ago they had descended from the Goddess clan but with more humanoid figures and much weaker power-levels and fighting abilities. Turns out he ran away because he knows some sealed up demons are about to hatch loose, and nobody believed him. So he decided to travel elsewhere to find a solution.

The Seven Deadly Sins Prisoners of the Sky Meliodas celebrated by the Celestials

Meanwhile Meliodas is in the land of the Celestials. And like the Seven Deadly Sins, all of them have horrid eyesight as they believe Meliodas is Solaad. Even after he tries to explain, only Solaad’s fiancee Ellatte believes him. But Solaad was right, there are dangerous demons known as the Six Knights of Black about to be free. And while they aren’t as strong as the Ten Commandments, they can certainly give the Seven Deadly Sins a challenge.

The Seven Deadly Sins Prisoners of the Sky meliodas vs six knights of black

Overall Prisoners of the Sky was an okay movie, but nothing more than that. Unlike some (or okay all) of the Dragon Ball Z films I’ve seen, they kind of have it make sense with the main story-line, so I wouldn’t be shocked if the characters in the movie are referenced or even seen again once the real series comes back out. I was also a bit surprised this one isn’t short at all, it’s about the time of a regular movie.

Score: B-