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Free Lunch #36

Hello there you sad sailors. Today I forgot to post due to the reasons about to be disclosed in this post.

Starting at 10:11.

(Hi its jamie!! Im here and with riley during this post folow me)

That was Jamie’s cameo, and now it’s 10:11. So now it’s back to me. Today was the second day with Jamie at the lake in Alabama. I tried water skiing for the first time today, and I did terrible..

Luckily though, I did do well while tubing. Not the lame river tubing for hipster wannabes (as Jamie warmly refers to it) but it was a tube attached to the end of a motor boat, and we zoomed around the lake. It was fun. Ooooooooh. I watched the first episode of Sherlock tonight and I liked it a lot! I can draw a lot of similarities between detectives in fiction (Sherlock, L, Batman, Jamie). That’s really interesting to me, seeing how people develop the character of genius detectives.

Because this turned out to be quite a short Free Lunch and I feel bad, here’s the first dictionary taboo in a while.

Dictionary Taboo:

A type of camera shot where the camera is set at an angle on its roll axis so that the shot is composed with vertical lines at an angle to the side of the frame, or so that the horizon line of the shot is not parallel with the bottom of the camera frame. This produces a viewpoint akin to tilting one’s head to the side.


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Free Lunch #28

Hello there you vampire slayers. The sunburn and tiredness is mostly gone now so I can hope to make a good post. Every Tuesday since I changed the schedule of Free Lunch, I’ve forgotten to post. But I will post today!

If you don’t know the rules to Free Lunch, basically I get a device and try to type for 5 minutes without stopping. This is a very old tradition dating back to 2016.

Starting at 9:49.

Yesterday as you know, I went to the wavepool. I got really sunburned and tired but it was super fun. I went on one of the two tall waterslides there, and it wasn’t fun! It hurt my back a lot, and I couldn’t see anything most of the time. Aside from that, the actual wavepool was really fun, and the other shorter slide was nice.

I’ve also started a new anime, Attack on Titan. I watched the first episode yesterday, and i’m going to watch the second one today because it was really interesting. Unfortunately i’m used to being babied and watching dubbed animes, and this one doesn’t have on option for that, so i’m back to reading subtitles.

In game and Youtube news, I think I might add speedruns for the other quests in Kindergarten, so vote in this poll if you want me to.

My laptop has had a surge in activity as of late, with the download of Kindergarten, and a different game with a really long title by the guy who made Stanley Parable. Another game I hope to get within the next few weeks is Rakuen, which seems really interesting based on the game description on Steam.

My time is up for today, I hope you enjoyed this post 😀

Dictionary Taboo:

the transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves of radio frequency, especially those carrying sound messages.


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Free Lunch #27

Hello there you blue screens of death. It’s Friday, so that means it’s time for Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that means, I basically just type for 5 minutes without stopping on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Starting at 8:38.

I felt like I did a lot of things done today and did a great job with productivity, but looking back, all I really did was play music at the library, buy a video game on Steam, and get to Level 26 on Pokemon Go.

 This all sounds very feeble when I write it down like this, but it felt like a ton to me.

The video game in question is Kindergarten, which is a game that just got out of Early Access on June 15th! It was a contest between buying this or Rakuen, so next time I’m getting that. Unless I want to play To The Moon too much. Give me advice xD
At the library, I played mostly Guitar but some Piano for about 2 and a half hours. I know i’m going to get an Electric Guitar for my birthday so i’m really excited about that. In honor of this, send a request for me to cover a song with the new guitar.

Pls make them easy, I’m still bad at Guitar.

For example, something too hard would be Smells Like Teen Spirit or Bohemian Rhapsody. Just leave your suggestion and i’ll tell you if it’s possible for me.

Anyways, thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post :3

Dictionary Taboo:

An effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling.


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Free Lunch #25

Hello there you ticktack cadillacs. It’s Friday. 17 more posts. 5 minutes bluh bluh bluh.

Starting at 9:38.

Yesterday was a pretty huge day for me. I may or may not have mentioned that I was doing a poetry reading at OzArts. For one of my favorite artists. Wu Fei. You may remember her from my Top 10 Favorite Albums. Anyways, I got there way earlier than I needed to be, and so I got to help curate and stuff. We rehearsed once before the show, and it went okay, I suppose. After that, pizza was delivered by Ms. E who couldn’t make it because of Hip Surgery pain.

My family and I had reserved seats at the front of the right side group of chairs, and I got to keep two pieces of paper saying “Reserved: Riley Chapman”. When it started, I was trying and frankly failing to stay calm. The concert itself was fantastic, a collaboration between Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn, with an assortment of guests joining them at different times, me being one of them. When we got to my part, I realized how nervous I really was. Luckily, I overcame my stagefright and was able to recite the poem correctly. 

Afterwards, tons of people came up to me to tell me that I “killed it”, “did a great job” and “was fantastic up there”. Which was a nice confidence booster for me.

I also got Wu Fei’s phone number, and we’re going to schedule times for me to learn the guzheng hopefully!

I am about 2 minutes overtime on this Free Lunch, but I had to finish the post.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of the post :4

I’m evolving.

Dictionary Taboo:

A device used to measure temperature.


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Free Lunch #23

Hello there you alternative music R-Guitars.

It’s Friday blah blah blah blah 5 minutes blah blah blah blab blah blah blah blah stupid joke blah blah.

Starting at 7:43.

Today was really awesome. Yesterday, my mom showed my siblings and I a Library magazine, and it listed the different events it had going on. In the Teen Area of the Library, there was a “Jam Session” happening today. I went and found out it was only  for 9th-12th graders. I decided to go in anyways, and the dude there was really nice. He taught me how to utilize alternate picking on the guitar, and I learned some new chords on guitar and piano. I was the only person to show up, so it was just like an hour and a half long free lesson. But I feel really bad because I’m not sure what the guy’s name was! I think it is Mr. Joe, but I might have heard it wrong.

I’m probably going to go most Fridays for the rest of the summer, except when i’ll be away.

In other news, Polar Cheese (my clash of clans clan) is recently very active! We are in a war that we are winning by a lot, and I hope this surge of people continues.

My time is up, I hope you liked this Free Lunch.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this musical post :3

Dictionary Taboo:

A four stringed baby guitar.

Sometimes I just make up definitions


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Free Lunch #19

Hello there you Electronic Jazz Improvised Solos. Today is the day. Friday! Which means Free Lunch, and also it’s the cusp of the weekend. If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, I just type for 5 minutes, trying not to stop.

Starting at 10:33.

I feel as if this series is the only thing still connecting me to writing right now. I wish that I could have more to write about on the blog, but I just don’t seem to get any ideas. I think that I might start a new series just to keep myself going. If you have any ideas, it would be nice if you left a comment 😀

At my school, we only have Seven and a Half schooldays left until summer vacation! Today is the due date for our last big project, a reformation theme park, and I finished mine successfully on time. I’ll have to find a way to continue Trumpet in the summer so that I don’t lose everything that I’ve worked to be able to do on the instrument.

The new song should be out on my channel before Wednesday if anyone cares! First I have to polish the different songs with the help of a friend so that it’s ready to be posted. I haven’t decided in what order I will post the next few songs, so here’s a poll!

My time is up for today, I’ll see you the next time I have something worthwhile to say!

Thanks for reading all the way down to the very bottom of this post :3

Dictionary Taboo:

a large brown marten valued for its fur, found in North American woodland where it frequently preys on porcupines.
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Free Lunch #18

Hello there you post-apocalyptic kitties. Today is Wednesday so therefore it’s time for another Free Lunch. If you don’t know what that means, basically I just type for five minutes, whether it be on a computer or my phone. It’s on a computer this time though, so you’ll have more words to read!

I’ll start at 10:47.

Last night I was working on a new piano song, which I really like. It feels like a video game boss theme to me, but I was thinking I could improve it more before uploading it. I am now in a computer lab and people beside me are reading what I type at this very second. Hello Nana.

I’m listening to Gorillaz’s Demon Days right now, which never fails to be awesome. You can read my Top 10 Favorite Albums here if you want some more awesome albums, or at least in my humble opinion. I just finished big Math and ELA tests. Hello Sidney.

I don’t know if my band teacher is here today, and this troubles me, to say the least. Whenever she is not here, we usually get herded off into the gym. Hopefully, she just got here late, and I didn’t see her this morning. This reminds me of what I was just talking about above, so here is a poll!

My time is up over a minute, so that’s the end of this post.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this :3

Dictionary Taboo:

an instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity.


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Free Lunch #16

Hello there you carnivals of carnivorous cats. Can I get an illustration on that from anyone xD


Today is Free Lunch #16. If you don’t know what that means, basically I try to type for 5 minutes without stopping. I usually do this on my phone, but i’m on my laptop this time so expect more words.

I’ll start at 9:00.

Right now I am listening to the song Carnival from Gorillaz’s new album, Humanz. It’s one of my favorites from the album (or at least in the top ten), and it’s the way I got my interesting intro for today.

Today I feel like I stayed busy doing pretty much nothing important. In ELA, we worked on our poems and songs, and I’ve already finished both of those, so I just sat around doing math for almost an hour and a half. Though I was pretty lazy and probably only did about a half hour’s worth of work :/

As you may have noticed, I changed the tagline of the site from “jamie come up with a tagline” to “Everything is Relative”. However, I came up with the tagline, not Jamie. If you’re reading this Dad, know that one of your favorite quotes made it to the tagline.

Earlier while I was on the computer doing something close to nothing in ELA, I saw that our Publicize followers counted as real followers! On the website, for the follower count, instead of what should be 360, it says 379, which were added from Twitter. I was unaware that Twitter followers made an actual impact on my follower count.

In music news, I have been polishing up a few tracks, and you should see a video come out on my channel called “E-Jazz” within the next week or so. When it does, i’ll make a post so that you don’t have to go to the channel itself.

My time is up, and I hope you liked the post. If you did then like the post.

Thanks for reading all the way down to this *relatively* long Free Lunch :3

Next time on Free Lunch: a secret of the Rileys Backpack franchise self-leaked!

Dictionary Taboo:

a brass musical instrument with a flared bell and a bright, penetrating tone. The modern instrument has the tubing looped to form a straight-sided coil, with three valves.


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TONIGHT WE HAVE THE FIRST EVER FREE LUNCH ON WEDNESDAY!!!! If you don’t know how this all works, I sit down for 5 minutes and try to not stop typing. Also the reason for not having as many words as someone normally could type in 5 minutes is that i’m on a phone, not a computer.

I’ll begin at 7:56.

Today was not amazing, but not horrible. We had our first of three Math final TCAP tests, along with our Science test, which is basically our final exams. 

I breezed through the Math test because it’s one of my best subjects, but the Science one was difficult because I missed a chunk of material at the beginning of the year. There was also some things in there that we didn’t apparently have time to cover, even though my Science teacher is awesome.

In Clash Royale news, I got a Super Magical Chest yesterday, and when I opened it today, I got a second Inferno Dragon ;-;

For people who don’t play Clash Royale, it’s like having someone pass out chocolates, and you got the one with a bite taken out of it that smells strange.

Also, I have a special Gorillaz related treat coming tomorrow for you in collaboration with my little brother.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post :3

Dictionary Taboo:

To put down or supress completely.

For the first time ever, Dictionary Taboo answer for the last one because no one guessed it:


I’m serious, I googled Meme definition and that popped up.



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Free Lunch #10

Hello there you kitchen sinks!

Sorry i’m late again, last night I was exhausted and recovering from the end of 1984. But I won’t spoil.

Starting at 10:43.

I’m still on the drive to Memphis, which is where the Twenty One Pilots concert will be tonight 😀

I finished 1984! Which you already know from the intro!

Overall, it was a good book. I will not spoil the story, but rather I would suggest you read it if you’re interested in a negative utopian society, written by George Orwell, who also wrote Animal Farm, which I will be reading soon.

We just passed a Vote Trump billboard 😐

I listened to some Aziz Ansari earlier in the drive. You should listen if you aren’t easily offended. I suggest the “Club Songs” skit by him first.

And now my time is up.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of the post :3

Dictionary Taboo:

Big thing that comes out of the earth and saves millions of lives everyday!