Posted in Extras

Guest Post From ASmouseInTheHouse

Thank you ASmouseInTheHouse for sending me this! He was the winner of the fan art contest and gets to make a guest post

The Blackgaard Chronicles Book Series

Warning: Major spoiler alert for all the books in this series!

It all started in August 2017, when the first book of a new AIO series called “The Blackgaard Chronicles” was released, written by Phil Lollar. The book was titled Opening Moves and was said to contain a behind-the-scenes perspective on the events of the Blackgaard Saga. Opening Moves specifically covered….well…opening moves that set the stage of the beginning of the most epic and legendary sagas in the history of Adventures in Odyssey.

But why, some might ask, would you read the book series when there are actual episodes?
I thought the same thing when the books started coming out. I read them on the Club when they were availible….
And was surprised.
I might have expected a word-for-word echo of the scenes from the episodes, but that was not the case.
When reading any book from the Blackgaard Chronicles, readers find out things that were not mentioned in the audio episodes. Everything from added lines, insightful descriptions of the setting and characters, extended scenes, and best of all, entirely new scenes!

I was amazed upon reading the first few books. Who knew the ridiculous scheming and manipulating that had gone into obtaining the building for Blackgaard’s Castle? Who knew how Richard Maxwell had been caught up in Blackgaard’s team? Who knew the story of why Whit was in Chicago for Waylaid in the Windy City?
Not only do readers learn about the behind-the-scenes workings, they also get a fresh perspective on scenes that are heard in AIO. We suddenly learn more specific descriptions of characters, their thoughts, or their favored facial expressions. We learn of Phillip Glossman’s backstory in the opening of the series. We learn that Blackgaard had more plans that we ever realized. We learn why Maxwell left Whit’s End to speak of his plan with Lucy, and that his cologne actually is a thing (not confined to the whimsical I Slap Floor!).
Sometimes, readers notice that a scene continues even after the audio scene would have ended. Sometimes it continues in description. Other times in dialogue. No matter which, this additional information is always interesting to devour.
In addition, we sometimes get the extra bonus of added humor to seen and unseen scenes.

“Glossman stewed in anger and in rank-smelling cologne. He had no building, no way to get the building, and no good news for Blackgaard. And to top it all off, he was going to have to sell his car and burn his clothes because they smelled like Richard Maxwell. This was not a good day.” -Book 2, chapter 3.

“I am not cleaning your litter box.” -Book 4

“And your name is really…Pinky?” -Book 5

“Alright, nobody move!” “That’s my water gun.” -Book 5

…to name a few of my favorites.

I gobbled up Pawn’s Play, Cross-Check, and Rook’s Ruse. Recently, I got Knight’s Scheme.
I’m not sure which book I’d say is my favorite. It’s safe to say that I enjoyed every single one and am looking forward to reading the rest! I did particularly enjoy Cross-Check and Rook’s Ruse. If you ask me, they are definitely worth reading.
Oh, and by the way, check out the Young Whit books too. These two book series are starting to connect in some interesting ways! But that’s another story for another time… maybe I’ll post an article about that on my new AIO blog, the Odyssey Obsessors! www.odysseyobsessors.wordpress.com
Have any of you read the Blackgaard Chronicles? If so, how did you like them?

Posted in Uncategorized

Blog Post

Finally. it’s here.

Again sorry for not posting 😂 I have been busy, but I hope to post.

If you guys have any suggestions for the blog, please say in the comments! In the coming weeks I WILL be posting more. I promise

Posted in Extras, Morrie Rydell, Rydell Saga

What Is this

So I just wrote a fanfiction or something…

Morrie: “Oh Emily….” Emily: “LEAVE ME ALONE”

Morrie: COME HERE EMILYEmily: tricks morrie and traps him in whit’s office

Morrie: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Emily: LETS GO

Whit: Morrie I thought you would change..

Morrie: shape shifts into the chairman

The Chairman (Morrie): There, I changed

Whit gasps

Whit: It, It can’t be..\

Whit: Jerry Whittaker????

The Chairman “Hello, Father”

Whit: “How, how could this be?”

The Chairman (Jerry): I honestly don’t know

Whit: oh

ok

They then have a celebration and whit forgets that he is the Chairman

Jerry: I’m sorry it has to come to this

Traps him in a black hole

Whit: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

The Chairman: HAHAHA YES. NOW I CAN ENSLAVE THE HUMAN RACE!

Detective Polehaus: Not so fast, Jerry

Jerry: How, how did you find me?

Detective: Dumb dumb it’s a public building and people can hear your screams

Jerry: oh

Emily: LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Atom bomb explodes and everything was suddenly no more

Only a piece of bacon survived

The end

Posted in Uncategorized

Inactive AGAIN

slap me please

I hope to be more active XD

Posted in Extras, Miscellaneous

Join My Discord!

I recently started a new discord chat! It’s for, basically anything Odyssey. It’s going to be active as well. If you don’t have discord, consider getting it. It’s free. Here’s the joining link:

https://discord.gg/SBa84ENf

Posted in Extras

Well, I’ve Been Inactive (Once More)

So, I haven’t posted in over a month, and for that, I apologize. I have been busy, and doing new things. I hope to be more active soon. Especially when the new album is released! Stay tuned

Posted in Extras, Miscellaneous

Subscribe To This Amazing YouTube Channel!

This is Marisa’s, one of my faithful followers YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXcTIGcuT2Tq5AvN1Hadkyg

I’ve watched the videos and there great! Send her some support!

~Riley

Posted in Competitions

Fan Art Competition Winner!

Finally, it’s here.

The winner is…

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This amazing drawing from ASmouseInTheHouse! Congratulations! It’s a drawing of Sparky the dog. The prize is a guest post on my blog. You can do whatever Odyssey related, maybe an episode review, news, or anything.

Everyone did a good job though. If this post gets to 10 likes, then I will share the rest of them!

~Riley

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The Results (finally)

At long last, the results! I’m very sorry for the delay. The winner of the blogger competition is… AIO Audio News! Lee, If your reading this, please email me what album you would like for a prize. Once more, I’m very sorry for all of this.

Also, be expecting the fan art results soon as well!

~Riley

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Welp

I’m sorry guys. There have been 2 competitions that have ended. I have been busy lately, and I have been interested in other thigs other than AIO. I will post the Blogger Competition results tomorrow, and get the fan art comp done asap. Again, sorry about all of this.