Happy Saturday, and Happy Weekend Before Thanksgiving Weekend!
Today is one of those weird days for me, as I am sitting in the computer lab at my school studying for a huge Spanish test every other hour. That's not all I have, though. But I am mostly focused on the last test of the semester, which will be on Monday. So, please, wish me luck!
I have three more chapters that I am going to proofread for The Crazy Chicken Escapade, so yay! Progress! I have already started a few chapters on the third novel in the Rockybado series, which is called The Revenge of the Naughty Blue Aliens. Details are to come later.
However, today, I am going to explain to you my thought processes on the main family from Rockybado. I had thought about including the kids' best friends, but I will probably talk about them later on. I want this to be more focused on the actual family than the family and some friends. If that makes sense at all.
Hope it does, like pumpkin pie!
I am going to talk first about Dawson Alan Wickes Ingram. He is the oldest of five children (really four, until Toby is adopted). Dawson has a tendency to be very quiet and a little too optimistic. He is the nicest of the kids (all of the boys are pretty nice, though) and will go out of his way to help others. Dawson is the least athletic of the boys; however, he is on the bowling team with Brett. He's not very shy, but he chooses his words carefully; therefore, he is not extremely talkative. Dawson is a little plump, and he is the heaviest of the boys; and he is the only one of the five kids who lets his facial hair grow out (until Toby wants to in the later novels).
Brett Jason Ingram is the second oldest. He is considered the teaser of the five kids. He is generally nice, but he also likes to pull wake-up pranks on David and Brody. Brett looks the least like his other brothers; he looks more like their dad, and the other kids (minus Toby) look more like their mom. However, of the three kids (Dawson, David, and Brody), Brody the second most like their dad. Brett is on the bowling league and very much enjoys it. However, he and his best friend, John Coolwood (who is eventually a bigger character in the later novels), create a band eventually called The Hawaiian Geeks (after other names that did not stick, Brody gave Brett's band this name after much inspiration from The Hawaiian Dweebs).
David Baker Ingram, the third oldest, and Brody Andrew Ingram, the youngest of the actual Ingram's, are the most similar, since they are Irish twins, and they look a lot alike. However, of the two, David is the quieter one. He likes adventure, but Brody lives for it. David, like Dawson, is slightly more on the cautious side, but, after much coaxing by Brody and other friends, he goes with the flow. David is also pretty easy-going, whereas Brody is not. David's best friend is nearly identical to David, as they have the same interests and similar characteristics. David and Brody are pretty athletic, but David prefers to play only one sport, which is tennis.
Brody is the most talkative of the five kids, with Brett being the second most talkative. In high school, Brody is on the tennis team and the baseball team. David is only on the tennis team. Brody and his best friend are very similar; however, his best friend only plays baseball, and is not quite as talkative as Brody. Brody and his best friend end up being roommates in college until junior year, when Brody's best friend becomes an RA. They still get along very well. When Brody is in college, he spends many Friday nights with a lot of his friends playing video games until two o'clock in the morning.
Toby Laschwanze Urzyscha Ingram is the adopted kid. He actually has the most in common with Dawson until the later novels when he starts to become more talkative as well. Unlike David and Brody, Toby does not play any sports in high school, but he takes up the bowling team after much encouragement from Dawson and Brett. However, Toby doesn't stay on the team for very long because he does not care for the competition; he would rather bowl for fun. Toby spends a lot of time with David and Brody playing video games, as long as they are all home. Dawson and Brett tend to spend time together since they have been on the bowling team together for quite some time.
Ladies and gentlemen....the Ingram's.
Next week, I will talk about the main family from The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs. And then, the week following, I will explain the main family from The Magic Video Game. In the meantime, I'll be studying for Spanish, and then getting ready for Thanksgiving Break, as well as working on the last bit of The Crazy Chicken Escapade!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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