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Define the word wimp. As a noun, it is “a weak and cowardly or unadventurous person.” I guess that’s how some people may describe Greg Heffley, known to fans as “the Wimpy Kid” of Jeff Kinney’s national bestselling saga, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It first got its start on Funbrain as an original story that was read over twenty million times when it released in 2004. From thence, Kinney decided to make the jump from online to on paper, and he has been a cult for kids since. Plus, he’s doing so good, he’s released 5 other titles, and even a few movies. Now, let’s repeat that: “even a few movies”. The most recent wimpy kid flick came out around St. Patty’s 2011 (the sequel, Rodrick Rules), and from the success of that movie comes the series’ threequel due this summer, and from the looks of it, this is gonna be the best entry yet.

Yep, this trailer just uploaded in April, and it’s already got…not even 20,000 hits. Don’t be fooled by the fact that the new movie’s called Dog Days. No, we didn’t all “skip a movie”. This will interpret features from both The Last Straw and Dog Days. This movie shares most of its storyline with the fourth book: school’s out and Greg’s starting to plan for the summer, when all his plans go awry, leaving him with one question: What on earth is he gonna do for three months? Up the antes in unintended gut-busting humor, that’s what. And yes, Sweetie the dog is going to be in it. This looks like a movie I’d undoubtedly want to see this summer, and hopefully my excitement won’t go up in steam once this movie hits the cinemas. If there were a few differences I spotted in this, it’d be 1) Greg’s voice changed!!!, and 2) Sweetie’s gonna be back. Cool story, bro. And for possibly the first time, Heather Hills, Holly’s older sister, is gonna be in the movie. She will be portrayed by Melissa Roxburgh, whom you probably don’t know. The movie’s filming was in Vancouver (much like the two previous films), from August to October 2011, and it will officially be PG according to Box Office Mojo, citing “some rude humor”. And hopefully it will sell well and continue the series’ multi-million-selling streak, with a combination of $116 million of lifetime gross revenue. Oh, did I forget to show you the teaser poster?

Make sure to mark your calendars for August 3, 2012, because on that very day, something wimpy is going down. Well, that’s all for this week, but make sure to subscribe, like, rate, comment, and reblog often! Same thing @ 2Sam2Mwak!

– Sam

p.s. Can you feel the love? Greg can in this year’s untitled & upcoming seventh Wimpy Kid title. As the tagline of the announcement poster is “Love is in the air”, we can assume that this ranges around Valentine’s Day. Despite this, the book’s due to come this Thanksgiving, so mark your calendars for that too.

p.p.s. Would You Rather o’ the Week: Would you rather be shot by an arrow from Cupid, or be shot by an arrow from an underwear-wearing Greg with fake wings plastered on his back, so it’s more like he’s trying to kill you than get you lovestruck?

p.p.s.s. Random Video o’ the Week: Some people are very intimate with the kinds of musical YouTube videos they watch, and they usually tire quickly of the usual. But luckily through remixing tech, they can shut their pieholes with the amount of enjoyment they’ll receive. But they can only admire the highest levels of remixes. And on this note, that level belongs to Fagottron, more famously known as Pogo. This video just came out this January, and it’s already past 3 million hits due to how good it is. This is so darn good, I’ll have to bury a YouTube treasure to dig up in the future for this! (Check out this guy’s channel for more sweet remixes, and please do like this post for a very worthy suggestion. C’mon, you know you want to, do it for ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGA!)

Hey, it’s Sam. And yes, title says all, it’s finally here. You’ve waited through snow, rain, and sunshine to get it. You’ve literally been on the streets crying for this book. And here it is. Ladies and gentlemen and wimpy kids everywhere…I give you, Cabin Fever.

The sixth and upcoming novel in Kinney’s phenomenal series, the spirits in the sky have brought not a pillow, or a sheet, but a blanket…a blanket of snow! In our next look at the house on Surrey Street, this Thanksgiving the subsidiary of Abrams is back to present the next wimpy adventure. The sky spirits may have brought a blanket too big of snow, because the Heffleys are snowed in via a blizzard! So Greg gets claustrophobic having to deal with family.


RELEASE DATE? November 15

PUBLISHER? Amulet Books

MEDIA TYPE? Paperback and hardcover



Making its unofficial announced debut in the previous book as “more Diary of a Wimpy Kid“, then being mentioned once more as “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6“, the big announcement was actually in the summer; June 16, to be exact. Barnes & Noble are already hosting pre-orders for a big buster of $8.37, with Amazon hosting their own pre-orders for the same big price. Did I mention that an audiobook is being released when the book is? 😀 😀 😀 😀

And here is the big achievement Cabin Fever received–the next book to get a 6-million copy first-printing, the biggest printing to date! (According to Publishers Weekly) And Abrams, as part of its marketing push for the novel, plans to do six summer events (each of them a “snowball”), and it will continue to be promoted throughout this month by mailing promo materials to book retailers and librarians!



Did you read the Wimpy Kid Movie Diary as a tie-in to the first movie? Well, they’re making an updated second one, with the feats from the first movie, but the info on how the second one unfolded, such as with new illustrations, and more Rodrick Rules stills. And do you know that the DIY (do-it-yourself) book is getting an extended edition? With sixty more pages and sixteen new colored comics! RAD! Or, should I say, WIMPY!

And you know the surprise hits of the first two movies of the DOAWK series, right? Well, it’s been certified that a third one (The Last Straw) has begun filming this month! The destination is unknown (the highest guess is Vancouver), but the director (David Bowers, from movie two. Bowers, not Bowie or Bowser.) has been announced, and the first notification came from Rodrick (Devon Bostick) and his quote that it was “90% sure it [would] happen.” The announcement became certified by Greg (Zach Gordon) on his Facebook. Rumor has it that the movie will have a formula of scenes from book three, and a pinch from book four. Script writers and producers and planning on scripting, and they said that they need an Alex Aruda, who is rumored to be in movie three.

So, this Thanksgiving, be thankful for the sixth novel of the series! The wimpy adventure begins November 15, and forever be wimpy! And you know what else is wimpy? Today’s question, which comes from Fick on Facebrook. “If DOAWK had a game, what company would you accept it from, what rating would you gave it, and on what console would you play it?”

…This should be good. So, tell me: if the series got a game, what company would you play it from, what console would you play it on, and what ESRB rating would you give it?

MS Paint really comes in handy, doesn't it?

Leave your responses in the comment section below or above, or on GMail (smwakasisi@gmail) or Skype! (sam.mwakasisi) If you’re a blogger here at WordPress, please like this post, and thanks for reading today’s entry in Sammwak.

Sam’s question: What Angry Bird are you? (This being asked by a white bird.)

– Sam

p.s. What’s that? Is that the sound of everyone not checking out My Life As Fick? I think it is! I finally released a new post, but no one’s been there to check it out! See it at mylifeasfick.wordpress.com, and vote for what Fick should do to get some cash!

Hey guys it’s Sam and do you remember last year’s good-old surprise hit, the family comedy Diary of a Wimpy Kid?

Yeah, everyone loved such potty humor. Although it garnered mixed reviews (a 53% on Rotten Tomatoes, a critical B- on Yahoo Movies), I guess it was a great success. And–even better–they decided to make a SEQUEL to that movie. And–even better news–it’s already out. That’s right, wimpy fans. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules has made its way into theaters.

Another one of 20th Century Fox’s conductions, the book finally gets its sequel. Now, I personally haven’t seen the movie YET, but I’ll be seeing it in some time. I just know it.

If you’ve read the book, you’d most likely find it blending into the movie. Greg and Rodrick must bond because of their parents and blah blah blah from that. Now, according to critics, it precisely got ratings WORSE than the first installment. I have proof. A B- compared to a C. A 53% compared to a 40%. In spite of this, critics are still saying good things about it. It’s acceptably acted. Moderately witty. Stuff like that.

Speaking of the movie, its site finally got an upgrade. Check out Wimp Yourself 2.o, as well as videos, photos, and more! All in one powerful click…

Anyways, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 is now in theaters, and if you’re wimpy enough, start pestering your parents for some good seats!

Hey it’s Sam, and I know this game online. It’s really famous, and it’s made by someone as famous. Wanna take a guess? No, it isn’t Fancy Pants. No, it isn’t Salad Fingers. It’s by a writer…it’s POPTROPICA, man!

If you don’t know Poptropica, you’re lost. It is one of the most famous massively-multiplayer online games that roam the Internet. It’s probably better than World of Warcraft. I’ve single-handedly dominated Early Poptropica, and Shark Tooth Island without even the littlest bit of help online or offline. So, just to tell you, I’m pretty good at this game.

If Jeff Kinney (the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) wasn’t born, Poptropica wouldn’t have been born, either. Yes that’s right. Our Jeff created this phenomenon.

But anyways, Poptropica is like this online world for Poptropicans of all ages and looks. You get to create your own avatar in Poptropica, and change the hairstyle, skin color, mouth, eyes, etc. When your new avatar’s ready to hit the streets, just jump into a blimp and begin your adventure.

When you’ve picked an island, your blimp will land at that island. Every island is actually able to beat, like I said earlier. You earn 100 credits within every beaten island, which can be spent on things like outfits (hot dog, angel, sky hawk warrior, etc.) or items (pop-gum, silly string, minimizer, etc.). I’ve already wasted my credits on useless junk, no offense. Because wouldn’t an angel rock-star seem awkward?

There are many different islands that await a beating:

Early Poptropica Island – Three of Poptropica’s first settlers’ prized possessions have been thieved. Can you find them and bring smiles back to these settlers’ faces?

Shark Tooth Island – If you’re scared of worms, fake sharks, and REAL sharks, this island is SO not for you! An enraged Booga the Shark stalks the island, and it’s up to you to find the ingredients to the special potion to put a stop to Booga’s beastly bonanza once and for all!

Super Power Island – Don’t just draw goofy comic books about superheroes…BE a superhero! At Super Power Island, some heroes and heroines have turned to the dark side, and it’s up to you (like in every superhero comic) to get these crooks back behind bars and return peace to the island!

Spy Island – Ever seen James Bond? Be an agent as well at Spy Island! Here, the villainous B.A.D. (Bald and Dangerous) team is underway! Can you stop the epidemic of baldness? An extravaganza of biting dogs, prizefighting guards, and invisible suits lay ahead!

24 Carrot Island – Carrots, carrots, carets! 24 Carrot Island is full of them as you try to glue back the pieces of this broken-apart island. What was once a land full of carrots, it even leading to both a carrot factory and a carrot restaurant, has now become a jagged heap of dismay. Since Dr. Hare has torn this island apart, it’s up to you to stop his order of mayhem and return peace to the island before it’s too late!

Reality TV Island – Ever wondered what it would be like to be engulfed in the hands of fame? You can at Reality TV Island! There, a famous reality show airs. It’s the last chance to be on the show yourself! And in the power of an application, a pen, and a stamp, you get the forbidden luck! But is fame really all it’s cracked up to be, with hippies, magicians, Girl Scouts, and cowgirls?

Among many, many more islands!

Get started in the world of Poptropica TODAY!: http://www.poptropica.com/

L8trs, Sam