Friday, January 31,
2003 AIO Wheel of Fortune Reminder
AIO Wheel of Fortune officially begins
tomorrow! If you've never played before, then be sure to check back every
day at your own convenience. The game's not going anywhere. I designed a
cool site for it which you'll be able to enjoy for the first time
tomorrow! Check back then.
Thursday, January 30,
2003 Additions & Subtractions
Addition: I added
a new feature to the 'Site Updates' column at the top of the page. Now you
can scroll through every single update since September 2002! It's just too
bad I didn't save all the rest from months before. In order to scroll
through all entrees all you have to do is mouse over the up and down
arrows at the bottom of the column. (Thanks to Jared Walczak for his
showing me the code for this.)
Subtraction: The 'Novacom
Saga Poll' is gone. I hope to post the results "soon and very
Addition: A new
intro to the site is up at the top of the page once again. It hasn't been
there since August 2002! Also I've added a "Suggest a Piece"
form on the artwork page of the Chicken Soup section. If you would like to
have artwork done, the artist is motivated to create it!
removed the usual logo on this page. Don't be upset! It's still on all the
other pages of the website!
replaced the old logo with an edited version which features Lucy Schultz
peeking out from behind the 'S' in Odyssey. It looks like she's afraid of
removed the archived 'Site Updates' from the left-hand column. They can now
be found at the top of the page.
it's not here yet, AIO Wheel of Fortune begins on Saturday! I hope you can
count your fingers because the days are quickly subtracting! Mark your
calendars and check back on Saturday for a new look to AIO WOF!
Sunday, January 26,
2003 Aubrey's Bathrobe Review
My review of
Bathrobe is now up! Be sure to head on over and see what I thought
of it in the Reviews section. Sorry it
took so long for me to post the review. I would have posted the review
earlier in the week but I wasn't motivated to write the review.
In other news, be sure to
listen to "The Toy Man", which aired yesterday on radio stations
on the country. Speaking of reviews, I will try to review the episode
before the week is over.
Wednesday, January 22,
2003 It's Back - After So Long!
such a long absence, I am happy to announce that a new Round of
Wheel of Fortune is coming up! Mark your calendars for Saturday,
February 1, 2003. If you aren't familiar with AIO WOF (I'm sure
there's a ton of new visitors since then), then be sure to check back to
the site every day starting on February 1st. Many people participated in
the game months ago when the game was invented and it doesn't require any
sort of schedule at all. You can check the site at your convenience and if
you're lucky, you'll be one of the three winners! All you have to do is
check back every day. A new letter is added each day to the AIO WOF board
and you're closer to knowing what the solved puzzle is. There will be a
category to aid you in your guessing... so have fun!
A while back I conducted a poll to see
what everyone wanted: Monopoly-style or Normal. I was surprised to see
that there was a perfect split down the middle. Exactly half voted for
Monopoly-style and the other half voted for Normal. After lots of thought
I have decided to go back to the normal style. If you never saw the
Monopoly-style then don't worry about it. Otherwise you can count on the
regular (more understandable) version of the game to be posted everyday.
Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, January 21,
2003 It's Election Day in Odyssey!
you have been keeping up with the
Hall message board, then you know that today is election day in
Odyssey! For the past few weeks, four candidates have been making campaign
promises and have been releasing various commercials to waver the crowd's
voting. Well after so long it's time to vote for who you want to be mayor
of Odyssey! The four candidates for mayor include:
- Jared Walczak
Now... one must wonder... where does The
Odyssey Scoop stand on such a matter? After all, the office of the Odyssey
mayor's office is at stake, so I'd better say who I'm voting for. If you
have been sticking around at the Town Hall, then you know who I approve as
my mayor. On one post I publicly endorsed Jared Walczak as mayor. You can
link (Jared's Campaign Headquarters) to see where he stands on
issues of Odyssey. There you can have access to three convincing
commercials which will, no doubt, change your mind and make you vote for
Jared. You can count on your vote being useful if you vote Jared Walczak
into office! The Scoop and Jared have been "pals" for a very
long time, so I wouldn't favor one candidate over another if I didn't have
a reason. Jared is trustworthy... the others aren't so faithful. If you
need further information about Jared, visit his
Pre-Election Statement for the conclusion of what he has to say.
If interested in seeing the stressful
campaign, visit The
Odyssey Times for an article about this. Jared Walczak is in the
lead in the exit polls and the other candidates trail behind miserably.
Monday, January 20,
2003 The Official Site Construction Work
The following information was recently
posted over at Wonderworld at the Official
Site. It's just a little sneak peek information on the new season
- January 11 * Between You and Me *
Season Premiere! Connie and Mitch are trying to get back to their
normal life, but Mitch is faced with new opportunities and new
hardships. Check here
to hear a sneak peek of this exciting show.
- January 18 * Aubrey's Bathrobe *
Aubrey's newfound Christianity is put to some real tests.
- January 25 * The Toy Man * We
meet a whole new Odyssey family.
- February 1 * For Trying Out Loud
Wooton helps out with one of Edwin's productions*with surprising
- February 8 * The Benefit of the
Doubt * Odyssey residents are dealing with the aftermath of the
Novacom conspiracy in many ways.
- February 15 & 22 * The American
Revelation I & II
- March 1 * For the Fun of It
- March 8 & 15 * The Pact I &
Also speaking of the
Site, it's undergoing some major additions which will be posted in
the future. Nathan Hoobler, a member of the AIO team, would like any input
you may have so the site can be better than ever. Head to
thread at the Town Hall to submit your ideas.
Thursday, January 16,
2003 Poll Results & New Review
again, it's time to reveal the final results to the poll that was featured
at the top of the screen for so long:
will Jared Walczak finish the Forum Awards entrees? [34 votes
When you voted in this poll I hope you
weren't expecting miracles to happen when I released the results because
Jared Walczak is just as far along on his grading as he was when the poll
started. I was surprised at the popular vote: Never. It looks like Jared
is losing his reliability as a Forum Award host. So Jared, maybe you
should get going on it! Take these results as a hint... get those awards
Also today I decided to update a little
early and post my review
of Between You and Me over in the
section. Be sure to check it out (and the 9 others), along with the NEW
poll which is up at the top of this page! We need every vote!
Saturday, January 11,
2003 New Season and a Pile of Goodies!
Well we've all made it
through the long AIO season countdown, and to celebrate the occasion,
we've prepared a special treat! Remember the
Soup for the AIO Soul section that's been under construction for
six months? Well... voila! Today is the official grand opening of the
section! Be sure to head on over and see the 12 cool pieces of artwork, as
well as the new AIO poetry! YOU can even suggest a piece to be drawn and
published on the site! Don't miss out!
Also today I've updated the
FAQ section with 11 new AIO FAQ questions. Be sure to head on over
and read my wacky answers... and even learn something!
And our final treat for you
today is... 9 new Reviews!
I finally motivated myself to catch up on my reviewing, so be sure to head
on over and read up.
And don't forget the most
important AIO news today! Today is the season opener, "Between You
and Me," so don't miss it! I'll try to review it as soon as possible.
Friday, January 10,
2003 New Season... Tomorrow!
you believe it? After nearly six months of patient waiting, the AIO Season
Countdown is finally over! We've sat around for so long, chatting at the
Hall and going crazy waiting to see what's up after the Novacom
Saga, and TOMORROW we can now find out part of it. Be sure to tune in on
your radio or at Oneplace.com
to let you know, yesterday the Scoop switched servers. I finally got
motivated to get some reliable web hosting after all this time. I
appreciated Joseph Paul's web space which he so graciously provided for
six months (maybe even more). I'd just like to recognize him today.
Anytime I noticed that the service was having problems, Joseph would say,
"Well, I'll add 50 more megs to your account." Joseph was
generous with the space he gave me, and I'd just like to say... THANKS.
So if you're reading this Joseph, give yourself a well-deserved pat on the
I have plans to post all the new goodies
for you tomorrow morning. With the new web space, I shouldn't have as many
server problems anymore. And, by the way (before I forget), the
Hall was having some problems. I checked it out today and it looks
like it's working again, so start posting again!
Thursday, January 9,
2003 Artwork "May" Wait
the new season coming up in only TWO DAYS, I decided to check out
the Official Site to see if
they had any goodies for us, and they did! They just posted some info on
"Between You and Me" and "Aubrey's Bathrobe."
You and Me (January 11, 2003)
Novacom defeated and the Odyssey safe once again, Connie and Mitch can
finally relax and have a peaceful relationship. Or can they? Whit is
concerned for the two of them and Mitch is keeping secrets again. Will
their dating life ever be normal?
Bathrobe (January 18, 2003)
super-Christian makes Aubrey feel inadequate in her new faith. She tries
to find a way for God to use her.
this makes me excited for the new season! Also while at the site you may
want to listen to the triailers to both episodes. I found them to be quite
here to listen. I'm interested to find out how Connie and Mitch
will do on the "compatibility quiz"! Listen if you have no idea
what I am talking about.
Wednesday, January 8,
2003 Artwork "May" Wait
the Scoop's artist is under some major stress right now, and the new art
section may have to wait. I say "may" because I'm not sure
what's going to happen. I may be posting it on Saturday or I may not. If
the artist gets all her work done then I could get the stuff posted, but
as it is now, she's not ready and we all understand. Right?
Tuesday, January 7,
2003 Last Minute to Ask Me!
Do you have an
FAQ question for me? Then why not ask? I hope to be posting a ton
of new AIO FAQ answers on Saturday, so I need your last minute questions
now! I'm in the process of compiling answers for our current ones and I'd
like to draw this to your attention. You have less than four days now to
ask me a question. If you'd like to ask me a question,
here. It doesn't necessarily have to be a serious question. The
funnier they are, the more fun I have answering them! If you've already
asked one, ask one again! I don't care how many you ask!
Monday, January 6,
2003 Site Updates Coming Up
Well, it's back to school for me and it's
going to be a stressful two weeks until final exams are over with. I
promised some new stuff at this site (I think), so I'll try and release
them this Saturday, January 11, 2003. That's the same day the new season
Right now I am still wondering if I
actually will be posting the new stuff this Saturday. Lately I have
been experiencing server troubles... and that means I can't upload at
certain times... and that means I can't post anything new. Thankfully, I
am able to haggle and get things uploaded from time to time. As of today,
you can expect a pile of new goodies this Saturday. I have a ton of
to post, AIO FAQ's to write, and maybe
some other stuff. I've got a ton of Interviews
to post but that may have to wait till a future update. Oh, and that image
of the "5 days till the new season" is just a little odd way to
count down until the new season that begins on Saturday. Yes, if you've
noticed, a coin is removed every day! :) Look above if you missed it.
Sunday, January 5,
2003 Secrets... Yes, Another One!
a few months ago (August I believe) a big secret which became AIO Mole
began? Well... yet another secret is being kept from you guys, and I can't
tell you until it's time to tell the secret! If you noticed that image a
few days ago when it mysteriously appeared on the website (yep, it did)
then you were probably curious as to what this "BIG" event is
going to be. Well, considering the facts, I just cannot tell you what it
is. You'll just have to wait until "we" release "it."
Now who are "we" and what is "it"? Well "I"
just thought I'd let "you" know that "I" can't tell
In other news... I updated the Schedule
for this week below. Also the
page for January is now completed. I updated for the rest of the month.
Friday, January 3,
2003 Caught Up... Finally
I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I
am finally caught up on my Reviews!
All this week I decided to occasionally sit down and just get the writing
done, and that's just what I did. It took a lot of patience and
perseverance on my part, but I finally reached my goal. Sorry, but you'll
just have to wait a few more days for me to post them all. I'm aiming for
January 11th to post the reviews, AND some new site stuff. That includes
the new art section that some of you are excited about. I hope you all had
a blessed Christmas season, and I also hope you're starting those New
Wednesday, January 1,
Beginning of a Year
Ah, the beginning of the
year is already here. Can you believe it? There are exactly ten days until
the new season of Adventures in Odyssey begins! I hope you're
watching the season countdown which has been above for quite some time...
the time is getting closer. It isn't the most accurate countdown code
because it occasionally skips a second. Not to worry though. Every time
you view the page it refreshes back to 'accurate-ness'.
2003 is here and I'd like
to challenge you to get a copy of "Through the Bible in a Year".
It's only a little pamphlet that you can ask for or get at your church.
Each day you read three chapters and it's really thrilling at the end of
the year when you finish. I did it two times and it really helps you to
picture where the events of the Bible are placed. Don't forget to actually
study what you're reading... otherwise you're reading in vain. Happy New
You may want to listen to
AIO on the radio this week. "Adventure of the Adventure" airs
today, "500" airs tomorrow, and
"The Popsicle Kid"
airs the day after that. Today I went ahead and updated the
page with the episodes coming up this month. Also (this surprised me)
since this blue design to this page came into being I had forgotten to put
on the navigation bar. Oops! Now it's there!
archives? Click here.