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  1. If there's anything my friends know about me, it's that I love three things above all else- Sonic the Hedgehog, Kingdom Hearts, and Animorphs. In all truth, my memories of it were completely vague, with what images I could remember mostly based off of one of the extended universe novels, Andalite Chronicles. Having completed a reread of the series a few months ago, I felt that a short message needed to be passed on about my thoughts of the series, and why one should give it a try. Please be aware that there will be spoilers throughout this posting, so if you wish to avoid those, please leave the topic now. Without further ado, here's my thoughts on the Animorphs series as a whole. What begins as another nineties adventure of five kids of varying backgrounds, ends as a reminder of what happens when adults put too much pressure on children, and the consequences of forced growth. These five kids, Jake, Rachel, Cassie, Marco, and Tobias, attend school together and are a bit of a clique themselves- each representing the awkwardness of the 90s in different ways. Jake has an awful haircut, Rachel, initially, is the living embodiment of gender roles enforced in the 90s, Cassie- the horse girl who lives up to the title- experiences discrimination multiple times throughout the series due to her skin color, Marco is the groups token funny guy who has too much flirting energy, and Tobias, the local victim of literally the entire series. Seriously, this kid does NOT get a break. The entire group is just overtly 90s and it's honestly quite awkward and sometimes humorous how enforced this roles are from the start. Truth is, Scholastic ate this stuff up. As the series goes on, and another member joins, these roles meant to entice kids who could relate, begin to blur, and become what felt like actual human beings reacting to the environment they're forced into. Jake is forced to make choices no kid should have to even hear about- suffocating an entire race by ejecting them into the emptiness of space, and sacrificing seventeen handicapped children so they could escape. Rachel, the once empowered acrobat with a sense of style, became a bloodthirsty war machine, who let herself die because she knew she would never be able to escape from the longing for fresh blood. Cassie, although once kind and acted as the moral compass of the group, was forced to face that nothing is black and white- having to kill and even torture to win what would be the end of the world as they knew it. Marco is probably the only one here who ended up happier after the war, although suffered immensely through it. Tobias, like I said, never got a single break. Throughout the series, is tortured, mutilated, transfigured, used as a pawn, dies TWICE, attempts suicide, and eventually, lives in the forest forever as a hawk to forget everything his human life was. One character I don't talk about two much is Aximili- an alien called an Andalite. He begins the series in defense of his race, reporting to them, and having sworn complete loyalty. Halfway through the series, he begins an immense struggle with his Andalite life and human life- he wonders which one he's begun to enjoy the most, but in the end, views humans as a truthfully ruthless race, completely bloodthirsty, and overall unpleasant, utilizing methods of war even he couldn't conceive. I'll go more into his story later. Now that you know both the humble beginnings, and the endgame suffering, we can switch on over to the juicy parts- what exactly is Animorphs about? The takeaway of the series is as follows: The kids, once hanging out at malls and attending school like normal kids, become so separated from their reality that escaping humanism seems like the happiest possible path, that letting yourself die is better than returning to a warless land, that making regretable choices at such a young age results in PTSD, constant flashbacks to times of immense danger and death, a complete separation from the present. Leaving children to suffer the consequences of a war not belonging to them results in more tragedy than necessary. Forcing kids to make grown up decisions before they've even entered high school only gives them depression, anxiety, and dissociation from reality. Thinking younger generations can handle the repercussions of your actions, thus making it not your problem, brings the end of youth and innocence. Millennial humor is often looked on as "dark and depressed," and those Millennials, now in the work force, are accused of bringing the end of many businesses and morals held previously by older generations. Gen Z is viewed as completely nihilist, having even darker humor, with many having a complete separation from the reality they live in. They're viewed as lazy and brainwashed by entertainment media, when in truth, more happiness can be found in books, games, and television than in their own lives, and it is a daily experience for many of them to wake up in a world that is dull and dystopian compared to the wonders of fictional universes. These generations are expecting by previous ones to pick up what they left for them- to prepare meals with the scraps of meat so carelessly dripping out of their mouths and onto the floor. To end wars they've started. To fix the economies they themselves ruined. To be able to open the Burger King the day after a customer is murdered before them. Too much responsibility is being pushed onto our generations because previous generations think it is too much trouble for themselves to handle. They think our generations can take these responsibilities without so much as a grimace. However, just because one thinks others can handle issues, doesn't mean that they should have to.  Animorphs has an ending. It is not a happy one. It is not an awful one. It is happy for the ones who did not have to endure the war others left for them. If it awful for the ones forced to handle situations pushed on them by adults who thought the problem best be left with the future. The problem may have been fixed, but an entire generation of people were left to suffer because those in charge refused to handle it themselves, and chose instead to leave it to someone else. My final word? Finish the problems you create yourself. Sincerly, a tired Millennial who was forced into homelessness because of choices made by other people. 
  2. Basically a crossover of both anything and/or everything you can think of in our very own styled version of Avengers: Infinity War, please tell me what everyone thinks of this idea before going through with it.
  3. Hi everyone, I'm looking for some good reads. What I'm looking for is something that takes the reader more seriously. I guess kind of like... Remember Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin? THAT was a great movie, because it was dark, but still very much an adventure you'd believe Pooh and his friends would go on. That's kind of what I'm looking for in a Disney book. Dark, but not "EDgELORD" dark. Just reality dark I guess? Doesn't pretend adult things like self harm and such don't exist, yknow? Of course I'm open to darker and lighter things.
  4. I've been reading this book the past few days and I really enjoy it so far. It's set in a dystopian future where the only way of escaping it is playing the virtual MMO OASIS. Where most people hang out in chat rooms, go to school/business meetings and interact with their favorite fictional worlds,
  5. Coming July 31 2016!!!!!!!!! From https://www.pottermore.com/news/ww-publishing-cursed-child-script-book-announcement Big things are coming this year from the Wizarding World, including the Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book of new stage play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II'.A host of new print and digital publishing has been announced from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, including a Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book of new stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II.Print and digital editions will publish simultaneously after the play’s world premiere this summer, and will comprise of the version of the play script at the time of the play’s preview performances.Theatre previews allow the creative team the chance to rehearse and explore scenes further before a production’s official opening night. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens for previews several weeks before its official first performance on Saturday 30 July and the Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will later be replaced by a Definitive Collector’s Edition.Pottermore will bring you further updates on the Definitive Collector’s Edition as we learn more.Readers and moviegoers last saw Harry waving off his children at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, in the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up after that moment and is staged in two parts, due to the ‘epic nature of the story’.The play opens in London’s West End this summer, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. It is officially the eighth story in Harry Potter canon and a new play by Jack Thorne.Interest in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from Wizarding World fandom has been massive, and now Potter fans across the globe will be able to join Harry, Ron and Hermione on the next stage of their journey.Jamie Parker, who originated the role of Scripps in The History Boys, has been cast as Harry. He is joined by Olivier Award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni as Hermione and theatre, film and TV actor Paul Thornley as Ron.For J.K. Rowling’s devoted readers 2017 is also a momentous year, as it marks the twentieth anniversary of the UK publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.Next year will see the publication of four special editions of the first book in the UK, one for each of the four Hogwarts houses. There will also be a brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017, with new content by J.K. Rowling, as well as new formats and editions of the Hogwarts Library books – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.Pottermore doesn’t play favourites, but we’re especially looking forward to nabbing a copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated by Jim Kay. That’s coming a little sooner, in October 2016, and we’ll be prodding Jim for a look at his latest work soon because we’re nosy like that.
  6. My question is what's the biggest difference between the Manga and the Novels? Are the Novels just a compilation of the Mangas with a few minor additions/changes?
  7. Okay so most of you know of a very nostalgic children's book only known as the Berenstain Bears: A theory surfaced the internet saying that apparently the book was once called Berenstein Bears and that we live in a false universe or multiple universes. It's really confusing but you can read all about it here: http://www.vice.com/read/the-berensteain-bears-conspiracy-theory-that-has-convinced-the-internet-there-are-parallel-universes I don't even know anymore
  8. I thought I knew everything there was to know about Kingdom Hearts. I've played the video game, and read the Manga. However, the novel is something that goes deeper than both of these. By looking into the thoughts of Sora and the other characters, you understand the reasoning for their actions instead of just seeing their actions. How did Leon know Sora was at Cid's shop? Does Riku think he can take care of Kairi better than Sora can? All of these questions are answered in the novel, which is beautifully written. One of the negatives I would say is the fact that the novel isn't very descriptive with environments. Basically, this novel is written specifically for people who have played the game before and know what the area's look like. If you are a Kingdom Hearts fan like me and haven't had a chance to read this, I highly recommend it.
  9. There's a character in the book version of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book", who is a bird named "Chil". In the 1967 Walt Disney animated film, there are chatacters that are 4 vultures named "Buzzy, Flaps, Ziggy & Dizzy", & in the 2002 sequel, a fifth one named "Lucky" (his mother was being sarcastic, obviously). Now, I was wondering if those vultures were based off the unused character, "Chil the Kite".
  10. At the start of reading chapter one days ago, many questions started to appear into my head. It's like the more I read it, more questions and perhaps theories appear in my mind. For the ones that has the novel book, have you felt the same way?
  11. This would be my criteria for what i would see as a good story - A lot of zippy/snappy dialogue - An ensemble featuring two or more main characters - A serious story, despite the silly premise and often-times humorous characters who go on to be deeper as the story develops Here are some writers and series that'll be more cohesive Joss Whedon (Avengers, Buffy and Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse) Percy Jackson
  12. ARCMIN REVIEWS…. *THE ALCHEMYST*…… BY RIDLEY MICHAEL SCOTT Warning: The following review will contain huge spoilers because I simply do not care enough. The Alchemyst has made me realize two very important things. The first is that Teenagers you can’t see tend to be boring. The second is that strange French men that listen to Pink Floyd probably hold the secret to eternal life. So, what *is* the Alchemyst? Well, aside from being a word too sophisticated for me to question whether or not it’s spelled right, The Alchemyst is a book about the Alchemyst! Nicholas Flamel, (alongside his non-Alchemyst wife Perenele) is an immortal master of transmutation and trickery. The chosen guardians of the Book of Abraham the Mage, Flamel and his wife have dedicated centuries to protecting its secrets from the forces of darkness. Not the least among those secrets being the recipe for Eternal Life. It’s now the 21st century, and the Flamels find themselves employing Sophie and Josh Newman, blonde haired twins that work just across the road from each other (darn I couldn’t get more generic than that if I tried). Life seems to be well, with neither of the twins ever questioning the strange couple who start looking older every month before somehow turning back into strapping young cowfolk the next. But, surprise! Some weird bloke named John Dee’s got immortality, too! And it just so happens he wants that there book that the Flamels got in their mitts. What a calamity! Put simply, things go sour pretty quick. Perenele is kidnapped, Dee nabs Abraham’s jazz, the mud guys make a mess in the book shop, and I think there were eggs involved somewhere? Yeah, definitely eggs. Fortunately, in all the confusion plucky young Josh manages to swipe 2 pages from the book before Dee high-tails it. Through a pretty stupid stroke of good luck, they also happen to be the most important pages in the entire freaking thing. (Wow, not bad, huh? I mean, we literally would not have a story if this didn’t happen.) Thus, it becomes a race to protect the pages from Dee, before he can use their terrible power to wreck havoc upon the human world. And just when all hope seems lost, salvation may come from a very unexpected source. Alright, I may have made it sound a little more generic than it actually is, but that really is the gist. The rest of the book is all about trying to dodge Dee, while also making funny little quips about the past and the present society. So, what’s the good stuff here? Where’s the BEEF??? Well, I’ll put it bluntly: this story is just a ton of fun. It might not be the most original, but it takes its concept and it takes it far. As far as it can go and probably even farther, even though that’s not possible (ha, get used to those words). Everything from the villains to the locales just scream classic fiction. Dee is delightfully terrible in both his motivations and personality. He doesn’t take anyone’s crap, and he’s certainly a slave to no one (even though it’s revealed he actually is working for bigger bads). Nicholas and Perry (Perenele) are equally fun characters. They have a bunch of dated culture references, and I love them for it. There’s also tons of magic mumbo-jumbo flying around, mostly on Perry’s end, which I appreciate. While they make her a damsel, she’s a good Damsel. Literally every chapter with her is her trying new ways to escape and contact the others, with a surprising amount of them actually being successful. I love her backstory as well as her husband’s, but I wish they had a little more interaction. Of course, it’s understandable why they don’t, but it’s still something I have to mention. The Morrigan is also a treat. She has a very menacing vibe, and really feels like she’s a league above everyone else. She’s cold and mysterious, which makes her all the more intimidating. Until we find out that she’s obsessed with online strategy games (I KID YOU NOT THIS IS CANON.) On the more “meh” side is her aunt (I think?), Bastet. She’s built up to be this super god of destruction that’s like, 5 levels higher than every other noob on the planet. When she finally gets her time in the spotlight, though… she’s actually kind of wimpy. First, she takes her sweet time killing Nicholas even though she really could have impaled him at any time in the second to last fight. That’s not so bad, but then she gets scared off by a little girl whipping her minions. Uh, okay. I guess I can see BUT THEN SHE GET’S DEFEATED BY SOME BUGS. I’m dead serious. I mean, honestly, she should be better than that. Just flex your Anubis muscles and walk it off, Mary Sue. Also, there’s Scathach. There’s… not much to say about Scathach. She’s what she’s meant to be, the warrior lady that kicks butt. I’ve gotta say, though, I’m SO happy Scott didn’t make her an emotionless machine of destruction that so many people think makes a woman cool, especially when she has a legitimate reason to be that. Scatty has an actual personality, one that can actually get a chuckle out of me, every now and again (I also can’t help but smile every time she draws her swords. You KNOW that things are about to get real when you make the woman pull out her bronze.) On the little MORE “meh” side, we have the TWINS. Scott, can I talk to you for a second? I need you to listen to me. I love ya, and I know what you’re doing here. But please. Compared to everything else that’s going on, the twins feel completely impassive. Their shock to the initial reveal of the Flamels’ origins can literally be summed up with: “Wow, I can’t believe this.” That’s it. Individually, Josh seems to just exist for the sole purpose of having an angsty teenager blaming the no-good adults for getting him and his sister involved in their war games. In addition, he makes a ton of dated references to games like Quake 3 and Doom, and I think maybe some movies? I don’t know. My point is that seems to be all he’s good for. He also has a painfully forced “Final Temptation” moment at the end of the book, which is where I practically gave up all hope for his character (I literally said “he better be on magic or drugs cause there’s no other excuse that can get him out of this one”). Fortunately, he makes up for it by driving a freaking hummer through Dee and his skeleton army. You’re on thin ice, mister. I’ve got my eyes on you. Sophie has it better, but she still suffers from a lot of downtime where she could be developing her character more. By the end of the book, she’s overall more interesting than Josh because she’s lived through a pretty hellish experience, but I found it hard to sympathize with her through it because I didn’t really know enough about her to care as much as I probably should have. Oh, and also, there’s a prophecy about both of them. Are you even surprised? Want to guess the next part? Yep, one’s gonna be good and the other’s gonna be evil. Golly, I wonder who’s who. But, wait… maybe this is all a trick??? Maybe Scott’s going to fwop the tables in Empire Strikes back and it turns out that SOPHIE is Darth Vader??? I take it back! I take it ALL back! THIS MAN’S A GENIUS! “… AHEAD of his time. Truly a masterpiece of fiction.” ~Time Magazine “A legend in the making. Something for the whole family and also a blast.” ~Joe “50 BILLION STARS… out of 5 stars!!!” ~Me? “A fair and humble look at the clear superiority of women.” ~Tumblr “Not all stories have a satisfying conclusion… at least, not the ones that are only BEGINNING! HUE HUE HUE” ~I told you to stop calling me. All jokes aside, there is actually something here that kind of bothers me on a different level. This book, front to back, is 100% FEM-DOM. Literally every major female character is some kind of elder god. That wouldn’t be so bad, if the guys actually got a represent. All we have in terms of dynamic male characters are Dee and Nicholas, neither of whom can really hold a candle to all the ladies flying around and shooting lasers. I mean, Sophie was really the only normal girl in the bunch, that is until she gets an uber haxic god tier power boost half-way through the story, leaving her poor bro in the dust. It also doesn’t help that Josh, the only male character with any real development, spends most of his time complaining about it all. What a kill-joy. Think I’m being a little un-fair? Trust me, the same holds true for me when I watch Male-Power fantasies, like Naruto and the live-action Transformers movies. In those cases, women are rarely more than sexual objects or pointless characters that can’t even succeed at providing emotional support, which is usually their only goal in stories like those. Put simply? It bothers me there, too. I’m all for all of these characters (except maybe Bastet), but I just want some more interesting guys to even it out. It doesn’t really even have to be guys who can shoot lava from their mouths, just guys that are important and have actual character arcs. (Balance CAN be found. Avatar and its follow up series Korra did it to nigh-perfection.) In the end, our heroes escape, Josh looks stupidly into a mirror, Sophie gets even MORE superpower, and Magic is still awesome. Final Thoughts? Someone get me a table.
  13. Wow, from YouTube famous to real life famous. He's starting to be known everywhere, even to people who don't play video games! Now, I don't hate the dude, I just think he can get annoying from time to time, depends on the video. https://twitter.com/UberHaxorNova/status/523078561528578048?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=UberHaxorNova&utm_content=523078561528578048
  14. Is anyone else a fan of this book series by Derek Landy? I just finished the final book last night & it was amazing. If you haven't read it, you should look into it. It has the perfect blend of just about everything. The storytelling is brilliant. For the sake of those who may be considering reading it or just haven't finished the series yet, please avoid spoilers. I just want to know if there are fans of this series in the KH community & I just finished, so I want to discuss it with someone! The characters are so likeable. The dialogue is pretty hilarious even in serious situations. The story is amazing. There is rarely a dull moment, throughout all 9 books, 2 novellas & 1 side book & many short stories. The series itself is about a skeleton detective, Skulduggery Pleasant, who basically solves mysteries, but the mysteries usually involves the end of the world & he's also a sorcerer. That may sound ridiculous, but its awesome! He also has a sidekick, Stephine Edgerly, who is the main character (despite the series being named after the skeleton detective). That's all I'll say to avoid major spoilers, so hapefully that's enough to convince anyone that was on the fence. It's my personal favorite book series & if you enjoy fantasy/horror, humor, action, stuff like that, then I highly recommend this series.
  15. The title says it all really. My personal favourite has to be American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I feel it is a bit of a typical choice but it is a great book.
  16. I'm in love with the sereis, but only... with the movies, cast and soundtrack. When I was on "Narnia wave" last year or perhaps two years ago, I wanted to see so much how the series would end, so I bought the whole collection. I read the Magician's Nephew and totally disliked it... The writing was so childish that it'd even hurt my brain... But I read it. I got it to the end, then I re-watched the third movies and skipped to 'The Silver Chair' and stopped in the middle of it. I couldn't handle it. It seemed more of a comedy then anything serious. I also tried to read 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardobre' and couldn't handle how pathethic it was turning. I did my reaearch only to find out that sad and dark thing that it is called an 'ending'.... It's not even explicit 'till the end. There's no 'Train Scene' that I'm aware of it until Aslan says so. I used to love the movies as kid. I could see the first movies 5 times in a row and never get tired of it. I never got the "jesus" references 'till I discovered it online. And I'm part of the Church... well, was... I mean, why are these books so FAMOUS and well-spoken in english? The books I read were translated, yes, but doesn't it follow the same idea? The cheesy dialogue and all of it kinda make Aslan look like an asshole and all of the character seem clueless about their current situation. The battles don't even last longer then a page and are ridiculous. Perhaps this is different on the english version? Since 'The Shilver Chair' is in development, I really hope that once they finish with that, that they start working on 'The Last Battle'. The cast is growing too fast for their roles. I don't see a need of doing the one with the boy and a horse. I'm actually interested in the Prequel, though.
  17. I was once a great fan of reading. Unlike many other kids back then, I used to read lots of books. Beast Quest, Five, Horrid Henry, Disney Comics, Disney Books, Spy Dog, Cherub, etc... Beast Quest was my favorite. I'd eait for a whole year for a new pack of 6 books that I'd instantly buy everytime I got the chance. Read like 30 of those... and then there was this time... where I waited over 2 and a half year for a book... never saw anything new since them. I decided to do a research and discovered that the original Beast Quest, by Adam Blade was written and launched in UK and it has over 60 books. Quite impressive, isn't it? Well, in Portugal there's only like 30... I totally gave up on this franchise. Spy Dog lost me when they removed the main character and replaced her with her pups. Disney Comics stopped around 2006 that I'm aware and came back at 2012 with crappy, repetitive, recycled and cliché stories. I still buy and read these comics, but it just doesn't feel the same as the old ones and the ones from Carl Barks. Haven't heard anything new from Horrid Henry. Cherub started to get too unrealistic for my taste. Children of 10 years old doing things that some adults can't... too muhc violence against kids. When I saw the movie of Carrie, Stephen King, I immediately wanted to read the book so much that I ordered it from a a store on a different city. Hated it. It didn't make any sense and Carried looked like an idiot to me... the way it ended wasn't quite good... As a kid I used to love The Chronicles of Narnia and my heart was broken when I found that there wasn't going to be a movie anytime soon, so I decided to get the books and hated them. Too childish and religious for my taste unlike the movies. I was going to read the Harry Potter books until I saw the sixth movie. Because of many bad and sad things... you can say that I lost my hunger for books. The only decent books that I've read recently were the Assassin's Creed ones...
  18. I love Fantasy stories, movies, games and books... but why do most of these always start to go downhill? The magic starts to die, people start die, everything that made it what it was dies... (Harry Potter SPOILERS) Look at Harry Potter, it started out as a magical journey, for all-ages. A movie that filled my hopes and dreams as a kid... then it started to get dark and violent... they killed his uncle... Dumbledore... then most of the people at the school and other major characters. Blood started to appear more often, such as bad language and disturbing images... Started to dislike the series after fourth book and hated it after Dumbledore's death. (Chronicles of Narnia SPOILERS) Narnia was another of my childhood favorites. A world filled with magic and... Aslan *_* ! It was so amazing! I instantly fell in love with the first movie, but then all of it was kind of destroyed on the second movie/book, but not entirely. I must say that the big PROBLEM in here was the last book - where everyone, except for Susan, dies a horrible death on a train wreck and then Aslan tells them that he's Jesus of some kind and that Susan was a sinful woman.... C.S Lewis was drunk. I can't remember of more books/series right now, but most of them end the same way. Why? Same thing happens to games... I hope Kingdom Hearts doesn't follow this.
  19. In my opinion, i prefer graphic novels for one simple reason: YOU GET TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON! You get to SEE Spider-Man swing around New York City! You get to SEE the dramatic tension that is going on with the characters! You get to SEE what Green Lantern is creating via his ring! The key-word in my opinion is SEEING! what is your opinion? Comment below!
  20. Discuss. I think this is a good thing. Society needs to move forward. Our language should reflect our times. Words and language are always changing. If you disagree, that's okay. We'll discuss it and not whine.
  21. (Put into Spoilers since the image is a bit big.) Finally after several days of waiting this came into the mail--the Sword Art Online light novel! It's not a manga. It's an actual book. I'm really freakin' happy that it finally arrived. The book released on the 22nd, and I'm pretty sure anyone can pick it up at any bookstore (Barnes and Noble, Booksamillion, etc.). I'm also glad that this year is chock full of SAO-related things! From video games, new seasons, manga, and now this!
  22. http://www.amazon.com/Stranded-Sweden-Kyle-Snyder-ebook/dp/B00J0JHC3U/ My third e-book was recently published on Amazon.com. I hope you all enjoy. Synopsis: Daniel Cyrus is a businessman from Indianapolis, Indiana employed by Neo-Minds Communications. He is sent on a business trip to Stockholm, Sweden to introduce Mindphone, the newest innovation in communication and internet technology, to a company called Ultra-Neuron Tech. During his business trip, a nuclear missile hits Stockholm, preventing Daniel from returning home to his family. Using Mindphone, he and his Swedish friend, Ventus Anderssen, must find out who was responsible for the attack and why the culprit attacked.
  23. Okay so after buying Catching Fire on DVD and re reading Mockingjay I'm going to say this that this series is messed up! All the Victors that win the Hunger Games becomes messed up in there own way. Either by drinking themselves to death, using medicine to hide the pain, or have so many disorders. Not only that but they fight at such a young age, that it's not surprising that majority of them end up so messed up or have some sort of disorder. Now let's talk about Mockingjay the final book in the series. This book really shows how messed up there world really is and I honestly don't want to see the movie or re read the book because of how messed it is. What is your thoughts on the book?
  24. It always seems like I'm running out of reading material, so I'm sure some of y'all are running into the same problem that I am. So feel free to recommend all of your favorite reads!! (try to avoid recommending things that everyone has heard of like The Hunger Games or Harry Potter) I read mostly history/political science, but these are books I think anyone can get into: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (this is literally one of the best books ever and I think everyone should try reading it) War In Peace (it's by like a laundry list of authors, but it's a big book published in 81 I think so you should be able to find it) The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama by Stephen Carter America Again: Rebecoming the Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert (it's by Colbert so you know it'll be funny) Papillon by Henri Cherriere Anything ever written by John Green The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau The Luxe series by Anna Godberson Command and Control by Eric Schlosser (he also wrote Fast Food Nation, which is fantastic too)
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