Sophie doing her homework… Or so she tells us…
Sophie doing her homework… Or so she tells us…
For those of you that saw TryLife’s first blog, welcome back. For those of you who are with us for the first time, what sort of crazy person reads the second blog first? You missed loads of generic updates and inane banter.
Fortunately, we’re here to get you back up to speed. TryLife is an online interactive drama where you, the user, get to make the decisions for our main character. Episode 1 is about Sophie Burton, a seventeen year old girl who is given the choice to go to a party or stay at home and revise with a love interest. You make all her decisions and you live with the consequences.
With the first episode live, all of our other cool features will soon be added to the website. TryLife Radio, our very own radio station, will showcase young musicians from around the UK and further afield. All the music comes from you fine people so if you have some lovely tuney tunes, send them our way. We love a good tuney tune.
That’s quite sufficient for an update this time around. We could tell you more but let’s leave a bit of mystery in the TryLife universe, eh? You crazy kids need to be patient. It’s a virtue.
Newcastle Toffee Mines
The Newcastle Toffee Mines were discovered by Lord William Armstrong, a legend in Newcastle. Whilst walking in Jesmond Dene, a beautiful public park that he would give to the city of Newcastle in 1883, Armstrong found some toffee in the river. Intrigued by his discovery, he sought out the source of this toffee. His search was swift and successful. He soon discovered the world’s largest deposit of underground toffee beneath his beloved Jesmond Dene.
Armstrong was thrilled by his discovery and excavation began soon after he had given Jesmond Dene to Newcastle. The Newcastle Toffee Mine opened in 1884 and 80% of all the world’s toffee has been mined there ever since.
Very few people have visited the Toffee Mine. Its exact location in Jesmond Dene is kept strictly confidential. They don’t want people lining their pockets with delicious, naturally grown toffee. Recently, Toony Toon Heritage has opened the doors to the Toffee Mine. For the first time, the public can see what a real toffee mine looks like. Visit the Newcastle Toffee Mine when you get a chance, it’s a tasty treat.
Here is is our brand, spanking new website and we reckon it looks pretty awesome. What do you think?
If you agree that it looks proper mint, you’ll be glad to hear that it doesn’t stop here. TryLife is in the process of creating a plethora of amazing features that will be added to the website over the coming months. That’s right, I said plethora.
This blog is a place for all things TryLife. We’ll be posting information about future TryLife events. Work has already started work on Episode 2 so make sure you check back here for more information about auditions in the near future.
Luckily for you, this blog is not just about promising future events. We’re here to illuminate the present with tidings of the current TryLife activities.
TryLife’s first episode is about Sophie Burton, a seventeen year old who is given the choice between going to a party and staying at home to revise. What choices will you make? Who actually framed Roger Rabbit? What will happen to Sophie? Two of these questions are up to you. (Spoiler alert: Roger Rabbit was framed by Judge Doom.) We could tell you what could happen but what’s the fun in that? You crazy kids want to TryLife for real, don’t you?
What we are going to do is take this opportunity to tell you about the Leg & Arm Wrestling Championship that features in one of Episode 1’s story routes.
Quite where Leg & Arm Wrestling originated is a mystery. There are those who believe it started in a Shaolin monastery during the Tang Dynasty. This is almost certainly not true. We’re pretty sure we created it.
The rules are simple; two competitors face each other in a tête à tête of Arm & Leg Wrestling goodness. One competitor uses their right arm; the other uses their right leg. Conversely, they use a left arm and a left leg. But don’t you ever try right arm against left leg – it won’t work and you’re going to look stupid. Don’t look stupid during an Arm & Leg Wrestle – that’s not a rule; it’s an etiquette. Actually… we’ve just made it a rule.
Rule Number 1: Don’t mix rights and lefts.
Rule Number 1b: Don’t look stupid in an Arm & Leg Wrestle.
These are the rules. Pretty simple, eh? Well, Arm & Leg Wrestling is a pretty simple game.
The competitor using their leg (henceforth known as the Leg Guy) lies on their back. The competitor using their arm (henceforth known as Rod Stewart) lies on their front. Rod Stewart then grips Leg Guy’s ankle. The pair then tries to wrestle their opponent’s limb to the floor. The first person to do this wins. It’s pretty much arm wrestling, only with a leg.