Monday, September 27, 2010

Blog, Podcast, and more

There's a new blog hitting the scene called The Odyssey Tattler. So far it looks great. Can't wait to see what becomes of it.
Also another fairly new blog, is The Changing Times. It's well written and a lot of thought and time is put into each entry. The style of writing it contains is well thought out and well put together.

Also the Whits End Podcast #61 is up with some great surprises. I won't give away much more, but it's  definitely worth listening to.

Album 52 starts airing this Saturday. I'm so pumped. The season starts with the Mystery of the Clock Tower Part One. This episode is getting a lot of hype, and with it being a two parter, we shouldn't be let down.

I plan to try to review an episode at least once a week, maybe sometimes more. Starting with album 50 and working backwards. At least during the week. On the weekends starting this Saturday I will review the new episodes as well. I'm going to try to make my reviews a little longer...But we'll see how that goes. With that said,  may start later today, tomorrow, or sometime this week.

Thank you for clicking to CCC, This is Freddy Jay saying "Have a great Day."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

52 summaries

So I was browsing the whits end site, and noticed not only do we have all the titles, we now have descriptions for them all as well.  Here they are.

The Mystery of the Clock Tower 1 and 2

Episode: 667/668
Lesson/Theme: Be sure your sin will find you out
Eugene and Matthew investigate why the clock tower at City Hall seems to be stuck at 11:45. Could it have something to do with the anniversary of a lost love from twenty years ago? 

Wooton’s Broken Pencil Show 
Episode: 669

Lesson/Theme: ????
In a last-minute replacement, Wooton Bassett hosts his own Kids’ Radio show and is forced to ad-lib for a half-hour. Will his show have a point?

Stage Fright 
Episode: 670
Lesson/Theme: Fear
Barrett couldn’t be more excited about getting the lead role in the school play. But when his first practice is interrupted by a mysterious booming voice, Emily Jones must investigate the “phantom of the school play.”

Fast As I Can
Episode: 671
Lesson/Theme: Fasting
Wooton, Eugene, Connie, and Matthew try to apply the discipline of fasting and, through their comedic antics, realize that it’s far more difficult than they imagined.

Opposite Day
Episode: 672
Lesson/Theme: Friendship
Odyssey Middle School’s “Opposite Day” inspires Olivia to become friends with a girl who is nothing like her. Meanwhile, Barrett becomes obsessed with getting as many online friends as possible.

The Owlnapping
Episode: 673
Lesson/Theme: Only God has true power
When the Odyssey Middle School basketball team’s mascot is stolen, they suddenly start losing all their games. The team considers drastic measures to get back their good luck charm.

Square One
Episode: 674
Lesson/Theme: Trust
Matthew joins a mysterious new club and refuses to tell Emily about their activities. Emily decides that this is a mystery that she must solve.

A Thankstaking Story
Episode: 675
Lesson/Theme: Being thankful
On a snowy Thanksgiving day, Whit, Connie, Eugene, and a few of their friends end up stuck at Whit’s End. To pass the time, they tell a zany story of the Scrunch and his plan for Thankstaking.

An Agreeable Nanny
Episode: 676
Lesson/Theme: Responsibility
The Parker family kids are convinced that they are too grown-up for a babysitter. A parents’ night out, a nanny named Maria, and the neighbor’s dog Bruno may be their opportunity to prove themselves.

The Malted Milkball Falcon
Episode: 677
Lesson/Theme: Honesty
A piƱata filled with delicious chocolate goes missing from Whit’s End. Only a few people were in the room at the scene of the crime, leading Emily Jones to investigate “whodunit!”

Grandma’s Christmas Visit
Episode: 678
Lesson/Theme: The true meaning of Christmas
The Parker’s grandma comes for a Christmas visit, in the middle of an elaborate Christmas celebration cooked up by Eugene and Connie. The Parker family parents wonder if it’s possible to have a Christmas without stress

So the line-up of this season looks really promising. Four mysteries, three of which involve Emily doing the investigating.  The themes as well look promising.  I'm particularly interested in Opposite Day because it sounds like it touches on the "internet friends" which is an important topic in our day of the internet. I can't wait for the upcoming season, which once again starts Oct. 2nd.

There's a new podcast out as well that includes an interview with the voice of camilla, and also it includes another scene from The Mystery of the clock tower as well as a trivia tidbit about album 52. Don't miss out.

I'm gradually approaching my 100th post. What does that mean? Do I have a little surprise? Well you'll have to be sure to be here for it when it comes.

I think that's all for the moment. This is Freddy Jay saying "Catch ya later."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cover art news

Album 52 has arrived. This album has me really excited. I can't wait for them to start airing. The darker border with the cover art has a nice effect to it.

Also, we have some glipmses of the new cover arts for albums 1 and 5 which will soon be available as well.

 <---- Album 1
For the most part it stayed the same, but it has an awesome effect to it that seems to pop more.

<------ Album 5 Once again art that pops. It shows us a back head of Whit. And....Who is that standing on the hill top? Is it Regis? Or maybe it's Richard. Either way, this artwork has found it's way onto my top five favorite cover arts.

That's about all I have for now. This is Freddy Jay saying "What will we find out next?"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Album 52 Back cover!

I realize this is sorta late...BUT, on the Scoop, Jacob posted a pic of the back cover that looks legit. Click on it to the left to see it larger. It has  the complete list of episode titles, as well as their themes. Not only that, but it also reveals the bonus features that will come with the album. A special video feature. If I wasn't already planning on getting this album (which I was) I definitely would be convinced to get it now. The themes themselves are intriguing too. The theme for The mystery of the clock tower sounds great. "Be sure your sins will find you out". That one sounds like a great action filled mystery. It also sounds like a great season opener. This whole season sounds great. I can't wait until October 2nd. And that looks like all I have for now. This is Freddy Jay saying catch ya later.