endangered pandas appreciation

*in the distance, there is a gentle rustling of bamboo, and the slight crunch of grass. you tilt your head, and are met with a pair of big black eyes…*

hi hi!

it’s me again.

so, i was procrastinating from homework (still am. whoops.) and was scrolling through instagram like i do. i was flipping through a couple photos, when i saw a picture of this brown panda named Qizai. i was instantly floored by this adorably unique animal, so I decided to research a bit into Qizai’s life.

(after all, the red panda is my favorite animal, but that might change to be a brown panda. i don’t know, but i just love pandas)

apparently Qizai was abandoned as a kid and was “bullied” by other pandas who took his bamboo! i wanted to hug him before, and i want to hug him even more now.

i mean, look at this cute little face!

brown pandas are extremely rare, and it rumored that there are only 200-300 left in the world. there are much fewer of these lovable critters than the red panda, which is less than 10,000. nonetheless, still an endangered species.

comment your favorite animal if you want! it’s been a while since i’ve actively asked questions to this audience. 

/ in other news /

i’m still writing up a storm, and even have upbeat songs in my catalog. i’ve written about 25 decent songs this year, the most recent being one i wrote yesterday.

i’ve been making an effort to advance my self care (see my last post here) by signing up for a gym and investing a lot more time doings thing i love doing (i.e, songwriting, candles, little things like that). we’re heading upwards, people!

i thought i knew all of the first position notes on violin, but i didn’t realize i hadn’t learned low 1 and high 3. but now, i do! my teacher says they’re doing a recital in May, but it’ll be a while before i pick a piece to perform because i learn things pretty fast.

this year has gone by ridiculously fast-I can’t believe it’s already March.

/ songs i like right now /

i suppose i’ve really gotten a format for my posts now. i think this whole music part thingy will be a regular. i don’t actually have a lot of songs i like right now (as in, not songs i’m playing on repeat for any particular reason), but i started listening to Vampire Weekend and I really, really like their music. i want some of their albums on vinyl; their aesthetic is amazing. i remember trying to listen to them a while back and not really liking it, but now for some reason i love it.

that’s all i have for you guys today.

if you have anything that you would be interested seeing from me, let me know! these days i just post whatever comes to mind. i’ve had a few scientific ideas floating around recently that i think might make a great discussion post.

i am going to procrastinate on homework a little longer and do a heavy cram session, so i’ll catch you on the flip side. have wonderful lives.



a pinch of optimism

*it’s been so long that you’ve forgotten what it looked like to have a theatrical piece welcoming you to another piece of trash post. surprise, surprise. ghost account appears, watching the sunset and numbly reflecting on life’s events as the days of 2018 pass on…*

hi hi!

it’s me again.

i said i was going to try to post more, and here i am.

 wow, i have loads to mention.

/ a book i’m reading /

ok, so not very long ago i started a book called “See What I Have Done” by Sarah Schmidt. the concept of this book fascinated me once i read the summary at Barnes & Noble, but beware, this is not a soft and fluffy read! it’s based around the infamous unsolved mystery of the Lizzie Borden murders in 1892. i haven’t gotten that much into it, but the author has a way with words in this book that really can make you disturbed, yet allured by the mystery it was written around. it switches to different perspectives, catching all sides of the story, and wow, it’s very descriptive. i’d recommend it to someone who likes darker things and mysteries.

/ the instrument i’ve been playing for about a month now /

on January 4th, i had my first violin lesson, and have since been absolutely hooked on this instrument. i’ve felt like a part of me has been awakened that is driven by this thirst for musical knowledge, so i have a couple more instruments i want to learn, which includes the cello, bass guitar and maybe even the harp. however, back to violin, i’ve been progressing very well. i know all of the first position notes now, and i think it will be only in a month or two that i will move on to second position. i’ve almost finished my first book (which is called essential elements). i have a crap ton of books that my teacher gave to me as well that i’ve yet to open.

/ viva la self care / 

my birthday is incredulously close at the moment,  and i figure i might as well admit that i was born on the 6th of February. the February 6th squad contains a variety of individuals, like Babe Ruth, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things!), Bob Marley and most importantly Rick Astley. my entire life is a rick roll. i am a joke.


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anyway, this isn’t my point.

today, i got my hair re-red-ified (don’t you dare try to tell me that it’s a word because it is now), and i realized something.

man, you feel better about whatever is happening to if you pitch a dime to taking care of yourself. after all, sometimes that’s the best thing you can do. life sucks. things will happen that are the least preferable outcome.  however, if you let yourself wallow in self pity, i found that you are so much less likely to get anywhere. yes it sucks, and there’s a point of self-care where you have to stop the continuous denial and reach for acceptance. you don’t have to make it your entire world! do things you love. that’s worth more than spending your days thinking about what you hate.

that may sound so sappy, but it’s true.

start having your tea with a pinch of optimism. it’s so much better for you. 

/ i made a good pun the other day / 

me: *knocks over gnome when walking to car*

me: whoops, i knocked over a gnome.

mom: oh no!

me: no, oh gNOME.

that’s all i have for today!

i hope you enjoyed this post. it’s been a while since i’ve felt so authentic personality-wise in what i’ve written on here. if you read the entire thing, thanks a bunch!

speaking of that, i’ve written over 20 songs within the past 3 months or so. i don’t think i’ll post any of them on here, but i’ve had a lot to say to a lot of people recently to be vague.

things will get better, it just may be a longer road than previously thought, like starting a race and realizing it’s a marathon.

take care of yourselves, and i’ll catch you on the flip side.


*the sunset draws to a close, and ghost account retreats back inside. she turns back for one final look at the moon, before closing the door tight…*




















an ode to 2017 // an update

hey, blog.

i know that i completely disappeared from here for a total of 141 days. 

i’m sorry!

honestly, writing posts has gotten super awkward for me. i don’t know why. every time i try to write, i feel like i’m being ridiculously boring and words just don’t come out in a way that sounds alright, if that makes any sense to you.

however, considering the fact that 2018 is around the corner, i thought i’d do something to commemorate the year of 2017.

it’s going to be a little sad, but i do promise to talk about happier stuff though, so stay tuned. 

2017 was the worst year of my life so far. it was seriously bad on every level for me.

things got better for a little while through the last part of treatment and after it ended. i was feeling really great until after thanksgiving, when other things in my life decided to take a turn for the worse.

me right now is the product of this horror story.

however, it’s okay, because in the end, i learned a lot of life lessons and i have a slightly better understanding of what to do in different situations, which is a very good thing!

going through treatment has allowed me to actually be pretty optimistic, which has helped me deal with the more recent stuff. i know that if i was dealing with the type of stuff i’m dealing with now a couple months ago, it would be 1,000 times worse, so i’m grateful.

(for those of you who don’t know what i mean by treatment, i was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and ptsd and went through something called neurofeedback!)

to move on to the lighter stuff, here are some of my favorite songs right now. on the right side will be the artist name, and on the left side will be the song name.

anywhere // fuvk 

yam yam // no vacation

exhale // treasureseason 

flower boy // lemonade

undo // the 1975

waste // oh wonder

this reminds me, in october i saw oh wonder live! it was seriously amazing. here’s a picture.


i saw them in knoxville, tennessee at the bijou theatre. it’s an absolutely gorgeous venue and if you ever get the chance to go, it’s an amazing place to see a concert. they played some of the songs i didn’t think they were going to play (like waste and shark), so that was a pleasant surprise.

oh! i did color my hair red, and i really like it.

i have written quite a few songs; 6 ones that are actually good out of around 10. the most recent song was one i wrote 2 days ago. i did have a horrible period of writer’s block that lasted from september to november, but i completely eased out of it and have written 3 out of those 6 songs this month.

i have started watching sailor moon as well.

also, guess who is starting violin!! i know i’m getting one for christmas, and i’m starting lessons in january. i’m so excited!

so… that was my post!

i hope you liked it, and hopefully you couldn’t feel my awkwardness radiating through your screen.

i don’t know when i’ll post again, but i’ll see you then.

merry christmas (or hanukkah, or kwanzaa, or whatever it is you celebrate this time of year), happy 2018 and live your wonderful lives to the fullest. things do get better, i promise you.













Free Lunch #48 (more more edition)

Hello there you awesome smelling pizzahaired chaps! (Hello there you submitted by faraztunezhaidr.) It’s Friday which means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that means, I just type for 5 minutes on either my phone or laptop. This time it’s my phone, so this will be pretty short.

Starting at 10:31.

Not much has happened since Wednesday. Luckily I managed to finish all of the school work that was due on Thursday, and as of now, all of my grades are a-ok. I haven’t been working much on composing lately, but I hope to turn that around soon. Tomorrow i’m going downtown with my family and we’re going to eat pizza and walk around. On Sunday i’m going to my friend’s second birthday party. The first was last week, and we went a bunch of cool places (bowling, arcade, escape room). This time we’re just going to go to his house and eat cake and play video games probably.

Also, the next Undertale Free Lunch will be out within the next few weeks. Probably. If it isn’t then remind me if you actually want it.

I also want to take a moment to address all the inactive authors. I don’t know if anyone but me is ever going to post again. Jamie says he has nothing to say. No word from Maz or Jordan, and Victoria is still doing her treatment I think. I’m not sure if this is going to change anytime soon.

That’s the end of this Free Lunch.

Thanks for reading it.


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Free Lunch #45

Hello there you annoying little brothers, how are you doing today? Today is a Tuesday, which means that it’s time for another edition of your favorite series, Free Lunch! If you don’t know what Free Lunch is, I just get either my laptop or phone on Tuesdays and Fridays and type for 5 minutes without stopping sensibly.

Starting at 8:12.

The last couple days have been a sort of weird mix of hectic and laid back. My mom tore a ligament in her foot and had to go to the emergency room yesterday morning, so my siblings and I didn’t go to school yesterday. She got a weird foot cast thingy though, so it’s on the way to recovery! In other news, i’m almost finished with the two paired songs, Unfinished Piano Song #1 and Unfinished Piano Song #2. These will probably be out this Winter. I’m confident that I can compose enough Piano to resemble an album or LP. If not, then it will just come out later.

In other news, it’s possible we’ll be losing an author soon. I’m not sure if i’m allowed to share details, so i’ll let them post it if they want to. They might want to continue anyways though, so i’m not so sure.

In other other news, Brendan would like to tell you that he got a new god Beyblade Burst.  Congratulations Brendan!

I don’t really have much else to say so i’ll just fill up time with this pointlessly long sentence which you can’t hope to pay attention to. Were you paying attention? That sentence was actually a coded message, and I bet you can’t figure it out! If you do, contact me in the comments!

Brendan would like to tell you that the Beyblade he got is Kreis Satan. Congratulations Brendan!
Let’s also take a moment to be excited that To The Moon’s sequel game should be coming out very soon! I’m extremely ready for this, as there has been a few year break between the games.

My time is up for now, thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post!

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all the people employed by a particular organization.


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A hot diggity dog LAY-#23

Hey guys wassup

Today it is time for Life and You, the series where I ask you stuff and I talk about my life.

But you aren’t here to talk about the format, you are here for a healthy does of

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The segment desperately in need of some new visuals for ‘my’ and ‘life’.

This week my Tip Lifeweek my Tip Life was delayed for my special announcement (the nerd and his brother returns september 1st on soundcloud and itunes soon also website nerdandbrother.com shameless plug) and then it somehow backlogged on to the original day, while saying sorry its saturday, and 3 days into posts. That’s all fixed but still its crazy.

Other than that school has been fine, I recently forgot about a project until 45 minutes before it was due. The result was amazing *sarcasm* and the grade is pending *not sarcasm*.

Also for labor day I went to the lake in Alabama. I don’t know why I said the lake like people reading this know the lake I’m talking about, but all you need to know is that I visited my grandparents, had a super time waterskiing and eating hotdogs. Seriously, lots of hot dogs.

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I have been writing a Pokemon post for about a month now and I keep delaying it because more stuff happens, but now I can say that Friday will have that post.


That concludes literally my life..


So I know YesterLAY I asked you for your most inventive ways to eat an oreo but I’m saving that for next LAY ( I have a reason) So today I will just cover another question from riseofthechairs..

riseofthechairs asks 

 you’re running late to class, but wait! there’s a dog across the street. you realize you have to make a difficult decision. what’ll it be? be late or PET DOG

I read your question carefully and the options laid out were be late OR pet dog. Given this set of choices I choose to pet the dog and not be late for class.

If you meant ‘be late and pet the doggo’ or ‘miss the doggo and be late for class’ I have to think about this.

See, if I pet the doggo I could miss class and get punished. But if I decide to pass up the petting, I could miss out on the opportunity to pet a dog. Luckily there is an alternate universe created every time anyone makes a choice so I will go to class and hope that alternate dimension jamie enjoys petting that dog. Also that he learns the meaning of summer.Image result for phineas and ferb movie

yep that is my second phineas and ferb reference in a LAY in a row. Who knows, I might keep the streak going.

So I want to ask you a couple of things.

  1. Continue with your inventive Oreo eating methods
  2. Please tell me other things you want Fav Fiv-ed (ranked list of things)
  3. Please more my and life images for Literally My Life
  4. as always, questions and challenges for me to do in the next LAY.


Thanks in advance, and now I shamelessly plug all my other stuff.

Nerd and Brother Podcast!

If you didn’t know me, my brother Eliot, and Riley have a podcast where we play games, do quizzes. Regardless our website has all the info you need including podcasts episodes on SoundCloud and iTunes. So that is here!


Okay, so click here for all of my posts on Rileys Backpack.

And here for all the LAYs.

Most recent post is here.
So again thanks for reading and not unlike what I whooped with joy when I finally started skiing:

please stop it with the snapchat hotdog already. no joke here. just stop.

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okay i couldn’t help myself.

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Death LAY-#22

Sup dudes. Lets catch a wave straight into this tubular post bro.

10/10 Would Intro Again

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and welcome to Life and You.

If you are new here basically I talk about my life and interesting things, then I take comments and questions from you. Plus I ask you questions every post.

Since that seques into questions I’m just gonna THROW OUT THE RULE BOOK and do those first.

Last week I asked (in poll form) what length of post you read.

8 people say that they read all posts, and that just warms my heart. 1 person reads shorter posts, which I understand. If you haven’t lost interest in this post yet, I would wait for Thursdays post :).

And I was going to say something to the one person that just scrolls down and likes the posts but they obviously aren’t reading this soooooo……………………………………

riseofthechairs asks:

there’s a black notebook ominously titled “DEATH NOTE” in front of you someone seemed to have dropped. you look around, but no one else is there. do you leave it there, or do you take it home and become the N E W G O D O F T H I S W O R L D ?

Now I was tempted to pick up this book and create a world free of crime where solely I decide who lives or dies, but that got me thinking.

  1. Who dropped the book?

I am definitely not taking the chance that a Shinigami with an apple addiction dropped it. What if they follow me without anyone else seeing for their entertainment. Because what if we talked? Became friends? They would watch my decent into madness with glee. No, not madness. Enlightenment.

2. What would the book do?

From the title it seems like you would write down the names of people and then they would have 40 seconds before they died. Maybe if you didn’t specify they would have a heart attack. But what if you did specify and you put shark attack. Would a shark just randomly attack them? I guess I just have the write reasonable deaths in there. But then also what if there were multiple people with the same name? I guess the book would have to sense the face along with the name that you are thinking of murdering. But what if my killings attracted the attention of a world renowned detective that somehow had a person pretend to be him and then I write down that persons ‘name’ killing him and confirming that I am the killer? I guess I would need a pseudonym. Maybe Kari.

This book seems pretty dangerous, so I would NOT pick it up.

hehehe jk, I know this is a reference to everyone’s favorite anime attack on titan.

Thank you so much for your question, and if anyone else has a question just comment it.

Okay now life.

Literally my life 

My LML intro uses a less is more approach.

So life has been good, and school has been a combination of computer errors and lack of teachers so I’m fine with not doing any work. We recorded a NABUR a couple of days ago and on a totally unrelated note special announcement tomorrow!!!!

Thats kinda it…


I have a lot of PokeNews so you will be filled in on that Friday

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So be sure to see last LAY if you haven’t already and my question for you is:

What is the best way to eat an Oreo (get creative).


Until then this is Jamie signing off like I always do:

GOtTa GeT mY BoWl




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An updated scheduled LAY-#21

BREAKING NEWS!!! A special announcement will be up Wednesday August 16! Check it out here and on The Nerd and His Brother!


Hello there you life and yoers!

Life and You, the postest with the mostest. Including anecdotes about my life and questions from viewers like you! Basically to get the info on the random happenings of my life as well as some..interesting questions this is your one stop shop!

And to clear up some confusion, Literally My Life is the Life segment in Life and You, after LML ends, there is still much more LAY. Acronyms are confusing, but stay R.A.A.T.L.S and everything should be F.R.E.E (guess the meanings of these in the comments!).

With that being said, let us travel now to the land of

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So as you probably noticed I have not posted in a while. I have made sure my classwork load won’t be too extreme this year (not that I could reasonably find this out by a week of dumb activities) but I am now able to make my commitments for this semester.

So first, reasons why I might not post.

      1. Forgetful

Unfortunately being forgetful has plagued me forever (Or has it? I can’t remember)  but I believe I have the solution.

I will sit down at regular times to work on my plethora of posts.

And for LAY the everything but the life section can be written earlier too.

     2.Thirsty for ideas

Now this reason is something I can do little to control because when you hit a creative block it really does feel like bedrock.

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And yes I just made a Minecraft reference in 2017. Deal with it.

           3.Working really hark on posts 

As self indulgent this reason might sound I do put a lot of effort into my posts (especially reviews **coughspidermanhomecomingiscomingipromisecough**) and I might just not get a post out one day. I will still try to get every series post out on schedule but y’know it happens.

          4. Dead

I can’t do much about this one sadly. I hope that Riley will notify you of my passing if this is the case. If not and you get a scheduled post about my upcoming firearms presentation at the Rowdy Loudly Pouty Coyote Bar and Insurance Provider you might want to start sending those flowers to my family. Because it goes without saying that something bad always happens at the Rowdy Loudly Pouty Coyote Bar and Insurance Provider. Heck, you need a thick redneck twang to even get the first half to rhyme.

If I die, Riley tells you, and THEN a scheduled post from me being all cheery and talking about my upcoming firearms presentation at the Rowdy Loudly Pouty Coyote Bar and Insurance Provider comes out I imagine things will be sad and flowers will be POURING IN. But oh well, I’m dead.


All this to say that my official posting schedule from August 12-December 12 is…

Monday: Random Post

Tuesday: Life and You

Wednesday: Fav Five(or 4 3 2 or 1)

Thursday: TIP Life (until it ends, TBD after that point)

Friday: 50/50 (maybe you will get a post,  maybe you won’t!

Weekend: No promises


So yaya, post updates!

And as I mentioned before I started school a couple of days ago and this years seems to be going better than last year. Personally my schedules are fixed up and though we don’t have some teachers and a our band program is nonexistent, I am hopeful!

As I write this I lose hope by the second.

But I believe that is all for Literally my Life. If you made it down here comment #LML.

Done? Okay, come back up here from the comments because there is still a whole lot more.

Anyways my question from yesterLAY was basically ‘What are your thoughts on ticket scalpers?’.

See if you can make sense of what bittersweetlyirrevocable has to say:

i hate ticket scalpers, but i mean, who knows, perhaps a ticket scalper doesn’t know how else to make money because all of their money was on a plane to Tristan Da Cunha, but was mistaken because no planes fly to Tristan Da Cunha, and all of their money ended up in Pune, but say the ticket scalper was American and didn’t know that all of their money was in a random city in India, and when they got to Tristan Da Cunha miraculously, they discovered that they had lost all of their money. so the person somehow gets back to America and finds out One Direction is coming to their city, which completely sold out because I mean, One Direction. but the person got a ticket as a gift from a friend. as the person looks through twitter, the person realizes that a lot of obsessed fangirls were going to fly over to attend the concert, and the person thought, what better way to earn back my money other than selling a bunch of girls fake tickets and….

I was mainly talking about people who buy up all the tickets for an event and then sell them for more money. Y’know, LEGALLY.

These people are popular to hate on (much like Nickelback who’s music I’ve never had a problem with) but I think that these guys are doing everyone a favor.


They see money to be made and they make it. We shouldn’t hate people for being smart, right?


They are showing the managers and artists who put the tickets on sale that people are willing to pay much, MUCH more for those tickets. So in the end it is really Taylor Swift’s fault that scalpers get all that money. Artists leave money on the table, scalpers take it.

Ironically, I put Nickelback and scalpers together because they are both things love to hate, even though the one time scalpers don’t make any money is scalping tickets for a Nickelback concert.

But that’s just my opinion so feel free to trash my haircut in the comments like           level-headed humans.

But seriously thank you bittersweetlyirrevocable for taking the time to pen that incriminating comment.


My question today is one I want answered kinda seriously. So poll time!

This reflects the content I make so thanks for completing it.

Ah, the end of the post. Time to promote other posts all feeding into one giant post-hole that adds to my power every day!

Click the carnival ADMIT ONE ticket for the last LAYs. Click the golden ticket for my last post. And make sure to click the reel of tickets for all of my posts. Every single one!

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So that ends another Life and You, and as I want to say when I post twice in one day and then stop for 4 days:



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A PROPosterous LAY #20

Wohoo twenty! But the first one is not even on the website for some confounding reason so when we celebrate our anniversary of LAY it’ll be for the second one.

I was going to a write one of my kind of serious, long, introspective posts but I am sleepy and don’t want to do anything wrong. So today you will get a Life and You, the very self explanatory series that I still find the need to explain. Basically talking about life, cool things, and talking to you, about you, behind your back. Though definitely not the last one!

Last LAY (well two LAYs ago, 19 was weird) the question was what time do you prefer most (day, night, midnight, the elusive mid-morning sunset) and the answers were

Night Time from: bittersweetlyirrevocable, Legendary randomness, and EclecticMusicLover

And 5 in the morning from: the_great_awesome. Props to you for being original!

And props to everyone who commented!

Props to everyone who read the last post too!

And props to you for reading this post!

Also props to you if you live on the planet Earth!

I can’t forget props to all humans!

Jamie spent 45 minutes propping up everything except the house he was building. The resulting slant in the house created a permanent dutch tilt for all residing in the abode. But after residence left the house the entire world seemed like a dutch tilt. The only ‘normal’ world was that crooked house Jamie built, and that slowly drove everybody in the house insane. They all mysteriously disappeared one day, and nobody knows why. Redundancy aside, legend has it that the ghosts of all patrons of the house whisper in directors’ ears, telling them to add dutch tilts into all movies they make. Soon, one day, all movies will consist of entirely dutch tilts. How do I know this? Well, I am a dutch tilt.Image result for scary dutch tilt

Hey, what are you doing in my post?


How you been filling my audience’s heads with lies about your ‘dutch tilt ghosts’?


I told you, that house was built on a slope, there was nothing I could do!

Ok fine, fine. I’ll leave!

Okay, thanks. Well guys, lets just continue the post with Li-

Jamie unleashed the ghosts upon the world, soon I will be in all of cinema. Comedy, drama, romance, whatever the heck the emoji movie is! Dutch Tilts EVERYWHERE! Okay I’m done, get back to your post.


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I have gotten back from TIP, and TIP Life is going to be released Mondays and Thursdays until the series is over. I don’t exactly know how long the series is going to be because I don’t plan very far into the future but Mondays and Thursdays right here on Riley’s Backpack. Also

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remember that? A podcast with me, my brother, and more often than not Riley? Well my brother and I have been brian storming (not a typo, a way of life) and we are starting production hopefully within 2 weeks. Rest assured Riley will be brought in for the process starting when I see him in the future.

And I also cleaned my room, exercised, and fell asleep today. More than I do on most days!


Oh right, we went school supply shopping yesterday! And I was so confident I picked up 2 graphing paper notebooks and walked out of the Target without a SINGLE LINED RING NOTEBOOK. I truly believe that the odd choices and decisions I have made are going to be majorly important when I get on a large plane flying from Australia to the US and crash land on an unknown island, so writing this kind of mishap down could be very helpful to be in the future.

That finishes up LML!

Question Time

This may sound like an off topic question for this LAY (probably because it is) but what do you think of ticket scalpers? Love ’em, hate ’em, feel some other emotion towards ’em, comment it below!

And before I forget, the winning Paul McCartney from Life and You 19 is…

Early/Mid Solo Paul and Wings Paul

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Personally a Paul I got to know more recently but really really enjoy listening to.

Well technically Ringo Starr won with 7 votes but I took the highest serious choice. I guess I know not to add silly answer choices now because you guys CHOOSE THEM EVERY TIME! So yeah, thanks to everyone who voted!



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is out in Pokemon Go now, and I recently came into several premium raid passes. So tomorrow I’m going to go out on a raiding spree and make a Pokemon Go Pokemon Post! Also my adventures a couple of days ago with Pokemon will be in that post! So look for that Wednesday!


And yes, this disproves the uno, dos, tres theory about the legendary birds, but it also means Niantic is sticking to the catches by players on that team. So bringing up the rear Instinct will have Zapdos in 2 weeks (August 14). Lugia appears to still be spawning, so there is still hope for me on that front.

While we are on the subject of mobile games, my lack of Clash RoyaleImage result for clash royale

has merely been a lack of playing and a lack of interest. To me the game is kind of getting stale and the only fun thing is 2v2 if the person is with you IRL. I don’t know, maybe the new cards will make it better.

On that note the super special extra long LAY #20 is over. Thank you if you read this post all the way through that Dutch Tilt section, and thanks for reading my Life and You posts for 20 episodes. Although in the archives I can’t find the first Life and You, so if you locate it please, PLEASE let me know.

Goodbye everyone, and as I once said in a long lost episode of The Nerd and His Brother:

The Dutch angle, also known as Dutch tiltcanted angle, or oblique angle, is 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.

haha riley no more canted angle dictionary taboo for you!


super great life update


This is a reminder that I haven’t died, and am in fact still living.

Here’s a good ‘ole life update for you, if you wanna care to read it.

First thing’s first: Treatment is going pretty well. I’ve been noticing changes in my sleep and my mood in general. Yes, I still hit lows, but I still have a very long way to go.

Another thing: I now have an incredibly subtle smokey purple balayage.  The color actually reminds me of a galaxy: there are a few faded blue pieces (hence why it’s a smokey purple), and with the purple and my original brown hair color, it kinda reminds me of it, which is super cool.

More stuff: Since I have to limit screen time, I’ve been working on improving other skills. Mainly guitar. I’ve been playing guitar A LOT, and now I think i’m getting pretty decent at it. I think my favorite song to play is Little Uneasy by Fazerdaze.

Music stuff: I actually haven’t written a song in quite a while. But hey, writer’s block happens. And it’s also very sucky. BUT! I have gotten my very own studio to record my own music! I mean, it’s in a lot of boxes right now, but I have it! It’s more like a studio of synthesizers: if you know how to play piano, you are pretty much set. It’s pretty complicated to explain, but one day, I may produce a nicely recorded and mixed song of my own to you guys!

Oh Wonder: I mean…




Okay, that’s pretty much all I have.

If you’ve made it down this far, I applaud you, and thank you for caring.

See you sometime in your wonderful lives,