Hello, hello, hello,
It's another Saturday. A cold one at best. And, if you're like myself and live around the Chicago area, we are supposed to get hit HARD. I have a strange feeling that it will actually happen, but I'm hoping otherwise. Lots of things might get cancelled for the big event if that happens. Perfect timing.
Spring semester, for me, starts on Monday.
In order to keep me from worrying so much about the upcoming semester. I am going to talk to you today about the dinosaur comrades from The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs. Last week, I talked about Rockybado and his friends from....well....Rockybado, so what I am going to talk about today will talk about each dinosaur character.
So, sit back. Relax. Here we go.
Dacston is a Tyrannosaurus Rex. He is green and very cheerful. This T-Rex cares deeply about the well-being of Galavanti Island and has often contemplated being Vice President to Mario Galavanti, who is the President of Galavanti Island ( who, unfortunately, never makes an appearance and remains a mysterious character). Dacston tries very hard to get along well with his cousin, Selfish Arnie, who is also a T-rex, but whose personality is the complete opposite of Dacston. In the first book, Dacston sets out to find a case of saxophones that Selfish Arnie took with him for his own pleasure, and he is basically considered the leader of this group. His full name is Dacston T. Rex, and the T stands for Timothy.
Valpatic is a velociraptor, and he is always the one that assumes everything. His full name is T. P. Valpatic, with the T standing for Thomas and the P standing for Patrick. He has always gone by Valpatic as a request. As Selfish Arnie is Dacston's antagonist, Valpatic's antagonist is Steve. Both characters are velociraptors; however, Steve is the stupid dinosaur, and Valpatic is as smart as Dacston (Their IQ scores were the same, 160, and they disclose this information in the third novel). While Valpatic serves as the main accomplice and sidekick to Dacston, Steve serves as the one who does everything wrong, according to Selfish Arnie.
Jokie is a brachiosaurus/brontosaurus. He is very sophisticated and often talks in a sing-song voice. He tends to sing while he is talking, especially when it comes to creating an action plan with his dinosaur comrades. His rival is Bronco, who has no special attributes to him; he mainly serves as a ride to his other dinosaur friends. Jokie, however, is amazing at storytelling, and he is one of the best well-known authors in all of Galavanti Island.
Sammy is a stegosaurus who is the quirky one. He is very similar to Valpatic, as he often assumes something that occurs. However, Sammy often goes with the flow, while Valpatic is more uptight. Sammy's rival is Spike, who has the character of a punk musician. He presents himself as one (in the later novels), and he and Sammy eventually become friends. This relationship between the two groups is the only one that eventually becomes a positive one.
All of the dinosaurs play the saxophone, among other instruments. Also, each dinosaur often wears a tuxedo collar. However, Selfish Arnie, Steve, Spike, and Bronco wear black toupees.
I have talked to you a little about each dinosaur character from The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs. Next week, be on the lookout for a blog post about the creature characters from The Magic Video Game.
Today and ONLY today, The Magic Video Game and its sequel, The Tennis Summer, are FREE on Amazon, so check them out!
The Magic Video Game: "Summer of 2006 begins in Valparaiso, Indiana, and two siblings acquire a video game that lets them go to the island of Wakahakai to meet a cool polar bear and his friends, including a forensics science fanatic, an athletic walrus, a crazy penguin, a distinguished snowman, a simplistic Eskimo pig, and a beautiful princess. Together, they must keep Darveda, Nelson, and Hilda from taking part of Winderplassic Estate."
The Tennis Summer: "It is summer of 2006 in Valparaiso, Indiana, and Levi and his friends have to prepare for the upcoming tennis season as freshmen in high school. With two new boys who join Levi's group of friends, a date gone wrong with his girlfriend, a renovation of his family's garage, and the beginning of many tennis practices, this summer proves to be very eventful."
Have a great weekend!
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