Lazy Thursday

Hello there you fellow humans, today I am doing nothing as far as I know. Currently i’m listening to music on Spotify to find songs to go on my playlist, Stuff Ya Might Like If You Were Riley.

Like I said I would, I looked up where the phrase “keep your eyes peeled comes from”. According to Quora:

To keep one’s eyes peeled means to be alert, observant. This seems an odd phrase, but dates back to the 1820s in Britain, when Sir Robert Peel established the first organised police force. The officers were known as ‘peelers, or ‘bobbies’. They were expected to be particularly observant and to keep their eyes ‘peeled’, after their founder’s orders!

But it also has some different answers, so here you go if this has piqued your interest.(Link to quora page)

I’ve just added most of the Cave Story soundtrack and the TOP x MUTEMATH new songs to the playlist.

I’m reading a really good book that Maz lent me called The Watch That Ends The Night, that is a realistic fiction poetry book based around some characters the author made up aboard the Titanic, their lives, and their  inevitable last moments. I just got to the part where they are starting to evacuate the ship, and some people are already dead from the impact of the iceberg alone.

That’s about all I have to talk about right now, I might post something worthwhile tomorrow.

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Favorite Books Of ALL TIME!!

Hello you possible person or robot or fairly intelligent chimpanzee. Today im going to relay to you my favorite books ever. 1 will be the best, 10 will be the least favorite of the favorites! Lettuce begin…
10. Desperoux

9. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Series

8. How To Survive Middle School

7. Origami Yoda Series

6. Hunger Games Series

5. The Thief Lord

4. War That Saved My Life

3. The Boy On The Wooden Box

2. Brave Story

1. Twerp

Well yea there’s a cheap list post!! Tell me your favorite book in the comments and also opionions on whether or not to become 

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Rileys Backpack MCPE Survival E4: A New World

So yea you read the title I hope I guess, I assume but anyways I got sick of the old world and my second cousin Ben started a realms server for the family and some friends so that’s what I’ll be posting in instead. For a while I couldn’t decide whether or not I should switch worlds but eventually I said, “hey I play more on the realm so I should post about the realm instead. ”

So yea, instead of all the starter stuff we’ve been doing before, I already played a bit on the server . (Ah who am I kidding I played a ton on the realm)

But anyways me, Ben, and chichaboo34, who is a friend of bens daughter, who is my age, who likes the same music as me coincidentally, all helped build this town, Lyris. Lyris is a name I took from the book Brave Story, which is a Japanese fantasy book written by Miyuki Miyabe.

Anyways on with the post. First up lets show you Lyris.

The town at day. (In between the two houses is chochaboo34s underground house[ and bens house is up on the mountain]

My house. Comment if you get the reference 😛


My basement, with auto smelter and redstone lights.


The view out of my basement/harbor thingy.


Didn’t know you could dye water, but you can 😀 


The town hall I built. By the way we are a fishing town lol


FOLLOW THE RULES BRO


My tiny mayors office.


A good view of Lyris at night.

Well yea that’s the post for today. Sorry if you didn’t like that I changed worlds, but it doesn’t matter anyways sooo.

Baiiiiiiiiii

Preview!

NEXT UP: THE NETHER! WE TRY TO FIND A NETHER FORTRESS!!

The Knoxville Zoo

And here we have the worst drawn lion of all time.


So today, me and my dad went to the Knoxville Zoo, which, duh, is in Knoxville. So the first thing you notice when you walk in is that the newest exhibit is still under construction, and it’s a massive lot with construction people running about and cranes and stuff. But they had it fenced in so nobody could be silly and walk in and get hurt. First off we saw the black bear exhibit, but the Bears were doing the smart thing, and lying in the shade away from the hot sun. They weren’t really doing much. But there was one in a tree who was laying on a branch who was just kinda staring at me. 

Next up was the red pandas, who were also hiding, but there was one who walked into the indoor habitat and was walking around staring at the window. At this point a huge group of kids who must’ve been like 9-10 years old who must’ve been on  been on a field trip came and were really loud. So me and my dad walked on and got to the river otters, which was my favorite exhibit in the whole zoo. They flipped and danced and got up against the glass. Unfortunately, the group of kids on the field trip got to the window before I did so I had to wait a while in the really hot sun leaning on a really hot rock. Luckily they left and went to the playground so I got to talk to the otters and they did really cool tricks.

After that we went to the parrots, who were very friendly, then we saw a TON of other animals, and it would steal the attention of you all if I wrote them all down. Overview of them: lots of animals LOTS OF ANIMALS, there were tigers and elephants and peacocks and wolves. But the one that caught my attention was the Gorilla area, where they built a couple rooms for the gorillas, along with a bunch of climbing stuff hanging from the walls and ceilings. There were two baby gorillas who were really cute because one was trying to climb on a low branch thingy, and the other went to the other part of the room and ran up to the one who was pulling itself up and waved it’s hands around so the one climbing got frightened and flipped around the branch instead of getting on top of it.

I felt a little bit sad for all the animals because they were trapped in there with no room to explore and all thier actions closely monitored. But there’s really nothing you can do to help them other than NOT TAP THE GLASS. Like stupid Dudley did.

There was a zoo train, which I didn’t ride cause it was made of plastic and again, it was super hot. Near the end I got really hungry so I walked a bit faster towards the exit. 

After we left, we went to Jersey Mikes, which is a much better sandwich shop than Subway. I got a club sub with no mayo which was delicious. And then I went home.

(For anyone who noticed that it says today and dinner and stuff, but it’s like 11 in the morning right now it’s because I wrote this post yesterday night but I didn’t have enough time to make the picture so So I just put it off until today.)

New Directions

So as of now, my posts are currently torn between my life, video games, and reviews of all sorts.

I need to pick one 😦

So SINCE you are all here on account of liking my blog, I decided to let you all decide which direction you want me to carry this blog. Thanks for your time and make sure to vote.

200 Follower Special

Hey people’s, it’s me, Riley, and I’m here to tell you that

WOOOOOOO HOOO WE DID IT YEAAAAAAA TWO HUNDRED FOLLOWERS WERE DA BEST AROUND

Ignore my inner child, pay attention to me, just yesterday, we hit 200. But I didn’t notice it cause it didn’t send me a notification. But I realized now, cause another person JUUUUST followed so I can a notification and were at 201!!

So I just wanted to let everyone know tha–

REBLOG EVERYWHHHHEEEEERE WE ARE THE KING OF KINGS WOOOOOOO

Quiet you..

You don’t have to reblog anythin-

YES YOU DOOOOOOO

THATS IT IM REMOVING THE ITAILICS KEY FROM MY KEYBOARD.

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Ok done, now anyways, I’d like to thank everyone for getting me this far, including, Stookey Lukey, OY30, sfcamster, Pauseen Phasefaller, Argon, Spider, and I’m probably forgetting someone so comment if I did.

But anyways, thanks for your patience with all my rapid changing of subjects, from video games to book reviews to comedy writing, I’m really all over the pla–

MWAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA IM BACK!

But I removed the ITAILICS key!

Seriously? That means you can’t make me leave now! Your key was your only way to stop me 😈

Yes, I finally slaughtered that miserable creature called a writer, and this blog is mine!

Welcome to the new 

REILLYS BACKPACK xD

I hope you guys enjoyed our stupid special. I’m sure Reilly would appreciate it if you rebloged and shared and likes and stuff, but Riley is putting no pressure on you.

Yes he is

No he isn’t

Ah shut up

Well baiiiiiiii for now! Hope you liked it..

Fasting and Trivial Pursuit

Today I decided to fast (not eat). And ya wanna know why? No reason, I just wanna see what it’s like without food for a day. But I woke up this morning and my brother and sister were eating cocoa rice stuff, and they were like, 

Ahhhhh this is sooooooo good! 

So everyone is against me. 

In other news, yesterday my neighbor Katie came over and me and her and Brendan and Saoirse played trivial pursuit on the Xbox. Guess who won 2/3 rounds? That’s right, RILEY 😀

I got lucky on a question where you had to select all the members of the Justice League,so that gave me an extra couple thousand.

If you dont like theses quick posts that I write about MYYYY life, you can always check out my longer ones where I write about other things. Like my Star Wars Parody. Or if ya like books I redirect you to my Review of The War That Saved My Life.

But yea, just in case you don’t like short posts, your happy now. 

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Book Review – The War That Saved My Life

So today I’m here to give you my ideas and opinions on the book by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley,

The War That Saved My Life


So the way I came across this book was (as most of you know), I competed in Nashville’s Battle of The Books, and if you want to read more about that, click HERE!

Anyways, this was my favorite book out of the twenty we read, and I thought I’d tell ya about it.

Before we give opinions, here’s the summary that’s in the sleeve to give you some background knowledge

Ten-Year-Old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother, Jamie, is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute-

She sneaks out to join him.

So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German Spies, she begins to trust Susan— and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be able to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the hands of their cruel mother?

So yea there’s the book sleeve summary of this book, now it’s

OPINION TIME!!

The first time I read this book I was surprised by how interested I got in the story. I thought it was just going to be, go in, memorize the facts, and leave. But no. I was pulled in and I instantly mentally added the book to the list of books that I hoped to own. 

The characters in the book, as with many of my favorite books, make you feel like your right there, as if your them, and you are experiencing what they are. Sometimes I would come home, pick up one of my favorite books, and have a bad d from storms to blue-skies, because in the book the character was happy. This is the power of good writing, and Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is possesses this power.

On the Riley Scale of 1-10 I give this book a 

9!!

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Pictures

  See the one word title in play? SEE IT?

Uh. Anyways.

I think since I have this app called YouDoodle that I’m gonna start making pictures for posts like these, maybe I’ll draw Dum Cheese :I

Yea.. So the Bud not Buddy part 2 Review thingamabob is coming soon.

So at the time of writing this, I’m sitting in my schools office stealing their wifi, which is good for me, cause it’s like the only time of the day I have that is quiet and I have wifi. So remember the Advice running thingy from the other day? It’s because I’m trying to get UBER fit so that I can play on my schools soccer team next year. I’m still not very good, but I practice a TON.

So yea, that’s like 4 things I need to talk about crammed into one post, cheers.

Bud Not Buddy Review – Part 1

This is a book set in the Great Depression. It is about a kid named Bud trying to find his father. I’m warning you now, there will be spoilers. Here’s your summary, and because it’s a book full of content, it’s a long summary..

So in the beginning of the book, Bud is in an orphanage, about to be moved to a new foster home. His only possessions are a suitcase full of odd artifacts that his dead mother got emotional over. He gets there and his new “brother” sticks a pencil up his nose and they begin to fight. (Seriously) Unfortunately Bud doesn’t win, as the parents come in, blame him, and send him off to ‘The Shed’, whe-

xD I feel like that One-Minute-Movie guy..

-re he finds a Vampire Bat!! Only it’s not really a Vampire Bat and blah blah blah, long story short he ends up getting stung by a bunch of hornets. He goes inside gets his suitcase of wonders, and takes off, commenting about him being on the lam.

This will be continued in my next part of the Bud Not Buddy review!