Saturday, July 31, 2010

BR: Angel star

Angel star

Review

Characters: Teagan Mcneel, Garreth adams our heroin and love interest of the story (it says so on the back so not a spoiler) Tea is something different. As soon as a boy comes along she doesn't drop her whole life for him. Though she is smiting with him that is another normal thing. Even her name is something different Tegan how many people are named that? So our lead is a strong willed knows what she wants 17 year old. So what about her man? Garreth is very different -smiles- He could be compared to Sam from shiver and or Edward from twilight. You wouldn't be far off he does share...some similarity with these two such as the protectiveness and sensitivity. But like everything about this book you can't say these two are rip offs of Sam and grace because they have their own “omph” of diffrence that makes them so likeable and their love so...believable (more on that in the story part of the review)

A+


Story: The story is finally one of originality with in the YA world,that being said with only one other angel book that has been read to compare to its hard to say how original, but from the summery for the other books [and that one read] it can clearly be stated that this is a one of a kind story with angels. The story is just that remarkable,breathtaking, thought provoking. The romance was very believable and not your normal “girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, Girl claims he is “the one” only after knowing him for a week to a month” -shakes head- this isn't like that at all in this case the love can be viewed in different ways as both romantic girl meets boy but as also spiritual which is a nice change since unlike many YA couples out there there is no way you can argue that this love doesn't make sense or went too fast. Yes there was that eight day thing but that was a plot device for a different reason then to speed up a romance. Similar to Grace having to find a cure for Sam and it taking four and a half months or so it was a plot device that just weaved into the existing romance and gave it an urgency.

Thats not to say this book doesn't have flaws but they are more nit-picky then anything that would deteriorate from the enjoyability of this book. Some moments and fight scenes were extremely hard to picture this of course happens in other YA books as well so its not that strange and it depends on the reader. Another NP is detail ok we know church, characters, locker colors, other building, car make and color, ok ok good good but what about the heroins house? Her room and the kitchen didn't have much detail in color or where things were. Even a sentence like “my room was pale blue with hard wood floors, the dresser was near the wall to the right...ect” -make an eh gesture- but again nit picky-ness.

This book makes you think that alone should say something about it

A+


Cover: its a eight pointed star! OMGosh! EVILLLLLLLL...-bursts out laughing- no doubt that will make some people question this book since symbols have been questioned for ages and ages. The star makes this book endearing and different just like the words it holds. The font for the title and the placement of everything make this seem almost like a manga cover but with something important this cover holds authority. With its black background and white lettering while the picture looks like someone got a hold of photoshop and just went to town with it. Normal thats a no no, here it makes the star stand out take a double take at the cover and it looks almost like the star is leaping out of the cover and touchable

B+


Rating: Young adult

Company: Lands Atlantic publishing

My rating : 5/5 I didn't even have to think about the rating with this one, heck I emailed the author before I even got past page 108. This is a book that made me think about things I admit some things I didn't fully agree with but that just shows that A. even two people of the same religion can interpret it differently and B. I'm young, nive, and need to quit worrying my head off that people will take this long review as something negative that I can't think what but with..idolization or admiration or something.

Its not its just a book I Really enjoyed so end of story

on a side note I hope the rest of the books on my TBR list don't end up as Hauntingly spellbinding or I'm going to forget what makes them so spellbinding lol


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Friday, July 30, 2010

Emailing authors

So this isn't a review but it is book related so why not? So in my life that I can remember I've emailed some authors low and behold I got replies to some the most memorable would be

Maggie stiefvater (she replied and replies to my comments on her blog)
Scoot Westerfeld (who replied)
Carrie Harris (we have/ had a mini conversation via email and she mentioned me in her blog!)
Jennifer murgia (just happened like just now and we are 'friends' on good reads)

The first time it happened I was shocked, Now its almost normal but I still get that fangirl "OMGosh I'm talking with someone famous/who wrote a book!" there's just something magical about emailing and getting a response with an author

What about you?
have you ever emailed an author?
or talked with one in person?


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Trailer discussion: Angel star



I'm reading this book RIGHT NOW..ok so not at this moment but I started it today This is also the the trailer that made me want to do these posts and unlike the other three this one is going to be broken down in to time where I stop to discuses what I like about each part

0:18 = okay So The music right now is sweet and the words and imagery really get your attention from the get-go, The words are either fan made or from a chapter/s of the book I have not gotten too at this time, the guardian angel picture is hot and I love the lighting he looks japanese rock star there and that is my favorite frame

0:52= Bum bum BUM Dramatic music change and a censored hottie bad guy? if this doesn't get you squeeing the "Are you Ready to Believe?" in deep red with a black background will make you squee and get your blood pumping

Then the ending is reminiscent of "NIHM" or something with the magic wishy of the font
The trailer is 100% fan made and ends at 1:40 youtube looped it for some stupid reason honestly I never noticed that because by the credits I wanted to do the next cool thing

The trailer helped hype me up even more for the book

Rating: A+

To see this properly you have to see it on youtube sorry

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The music on this can blow anyone away this has a smiler set up to the fallen trailer more about the music then anything else. The imagery and words help the music along very burning and forbidden looking and the words aid this "there are rules" really hits it home

Another trailer that just by that alone makes you want to read the books despite only 3 or the 4 being out.

The trailer speaks for itself

Rating: B

Trailer discussion: Fallen



The music is haunting I love it, the words really draw you in, and the imagery is...hey thats my dress!!! lol ok so in reality I love this trailer the "omph" at 0:10 really gets me every time. I love the music so much I had to look it up and fave it on youtube. The words are I'm 99% sure taken from the book or the back of the book but put it with the music and WHAM impact!

The no actress thing they have going on there is VERY nice the fact that they used the cover of the book and claymation like movement was brilliant. I do have to say this though When ever I see this I think "Hey she stole my prom dress and gloves!" because I wore a cupcake ball gown and Gloves to my prom that looked like that XD

But this trailer alone would get me to read the book (if it wasn't for the fact I read a sample and didn't like it)

The music alone could get you to read this book THAT is power

Rating: A+


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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Fushigi yugi: The mysterious play 1: Priestess

Review



Art: Shojo and 1990's all the way the art is old looking but very detailed with white shines in the black hair, big fat shojo eyes and dashing yet annoying young men shojo baby you can't escape it

A-


Characters: oh...oh oh oh....the girl is a annoying. The main men are indescribable. But for all the flaws there is character development. The girl is tough and smart and lonely and deprived. She is fifteen so for most readers its hard to get her unless you are that age. The lead men are beautiful, pervs, greedy, mean, almost pig headed. Sadly nothing new in the character deparment and when you stack them against other characters you realize these are everywhere

D


Story: The very first “girl enters magical world though XXX” story. Many many to fallow this trend. In this case the though is though a book. The heroin is a jr.high student of fifteen. The story it's self is very bland and overly used but has its own narm charm too. The first 3 chapters drag way longer then they should making the reader uninterested in the plot and story. For those of you who like historical fiction then this is perfect.

C


Cover: So very pink, however despite the pink the art work is lovely with our main heroine and lead man on the cover who oddly enough have the same eye and hair color. The outfits are lovely and as detailed as the pose they are in a gentle embrace as the guy looks over her for danger while she looks happily at the readers

B


Rating: T+ older teens

Company: Viz media (this was before the days of shojobeat)

My rating : 3 out of 5 honestly? It was ok I love the art work but thats all I liked about It

Preparing For an Animation Interview

Interview process animation similar to those conducted in any normal interview process, where any individual to prepare and update itself with the bank to know all of that he has received so far.

I will have to update the data in all current activities that took place in front of the animation along with a full portfolio of creative work completed in the education and business-related individual. Preparation begins on the first day of the academic process, where students first make sure the project and each project is to be treated as part of a portfolio of work in the glorious animation.

Could be animated interviews another school where there are someone wants to extend it, or learn a job where a student plans to start his career. Interview animation is not a very difficult thing to overcome; all you have done is to ensure that all your projects in the period from day one of your studies and also includes all projects and work correspondence that have been taken even in the era of special education of any work experience that may own. It also involves the inclusion of the work done through projects that directly or any procedure undertaken.

Regardless of what matters in your wallet is also a kind of theoretical knowledge that says you have to check the area regardless of specialization made for you. It makes a good impression to have a comprehensive knowledge of the entire field of animation within the scope of the media and the entertainment industry as a whole. It is important because in the end of the day I was part of the media industry itself, and has extensive knowledge about movies, the film is an added advantage, and sometimes you have to work on projects involving a mix of commercial films and animation.

When you are preparing to meet the needs also to be done is that you need to read and update yourself about the company and all work carried out by the company until now because it always give a good impression on this front. You also need to put the fact that this type of work you are looking for is exactly what the company.

Another important thing is the letter of the cover. It is essential that all operations in the interview and the other is also important in any interview until the animation. A good cover letter to highlight the skill sets that you have along. Although it does not read widely as far as resumes, but this does not mean it should be ignored. In your cover letter, and explain the type of position you are applying for. Keep it brief, but put as much as they realize that understanding the needs of work and make them feel that you want to give it your best shot. Do not use the message is ready, where you can just edit some lines and work is done, including details of their work and put it in the amount of estimated work. Read in trade journals and websites and magazines about them, as there will always be something written about and that will help you get a job you always wanted. Use good grammar and punctuation and make sure it is clean and tidy as you do not want to give the impression that you are indiscriminate in your work.

Computer Animation Jobs Comes in Different Varieties

If computers fascinate you, then there are some really great jobs in this industry that may want to check out, especially in design and animation and the types of graphs. A lot of individuals who have jobs computer animation with the love of movies, animation and graphics.

This type of professional will allow you to assist in the design of computer animation, 3D design or 2D animation, and perhaps even develop computer games. This has the potential to more than one job, because it has developed very well in a profession I love.

Although the degree in this area is not very necessary for this type of work, would certainly be useful. Many large companies have "scouts" that go around and identify many of the computer animation programs and speak with students about career as a possibility.

This type of career is perfect for stir the imagination while letting you design and learn different techniques. I had decided to go to animated film animation or F or any number of other possibilities.

Even Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to provide training programs for qualified individuals who want jobs in this area. Contrary to normal procedure, they also provide salary and great on allowing creative freedom for potential employees.

Animation and all kinds of potential writers, character designers and illustrators and animation. Television and film projects offer a world of opportunities to achieve success for beginners, as well as veterans. You have an opportunity to explore various areas of industry, such as the art movement and the videos and animation a number of other disciplines.

Most jobs require employees to be team players, and a few of relying heavily on the cooperation, as well as in the animation industry. Not only at the local level as well, because they involve often hundreds of people who work from different regions of the world. This represents a unique opportunity to work with many different skill levels when you create animations using the software.

Some of the fans all over long before been used in the manufacture of computers. When asked whether they prefer traditional animation or computer animation, and you probably get a similar answer from all of them. Say it is not what medium or tool you choose to use, but how well complete the project, which is important.

If you want to get an idea to create the animation, then you must work in order to obtain the degree of computer animation and to start implementing the functions of the computer many animations that are available. It is a field the wonderful different disciplines so that you are sure to find something that you would really enjoy.

Trailer discussion: Tension of Opposits





So this far in I can state that honestly the acting didn't draw me in what did was the imagery its so vivid and pretty, the way they incorporate the book cover (the ajar door) is done in flashes that thought they may make your head hurt, work really well in this trailer. Photography? a Hott guy? a really pretty tree? Awesome! Max is a hotty and I love his outfit, I love photography and the tree is amazing.

"if I have to I'll give up everything" ? What kind of message is that? So in honesty this trailer didn't interest me at first but then the imagery cough up with me later in the day and I might might give this book a try because of this trailer but its not on the top of my list the trailer is NOT all that the acting was cheesy with extra cheese and really it doesn't say "Read this book" it says "heres the story thats in the first 50 pages of this book"

Rating: C-


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Sunday, July 25, 2010

BR:lament

Lament: the fairy queens deception

book one

review




Characters: Dee, james and luke. Dee is headstrong and reminiscent of grace mixed with nora almost like she was a draft character for grace. She was vaguely refreshing as a character however if your coming straight off the heels of linger then she is nothing too original. Luke is Patch meets edward thats not to say he is flat but like dee he is like a draft for cole of linger. James is the sidekick in this one just the best friend and their too keep the plot moving. There was nothing all too different with james and dee that separated them from other YA side kicks or heroines. Luke however is different then most with the exception of patch from hush hush which you can see parallels with on occasion. But his story and BG is while not fleshed out still intriguing even till then end

C+


Story: The story starts out really original. But somewhere in the middle it turns into "just another paranormal romance". with " I know what you are" and the showdown taken place at the school felt to much like "Twilight" and "Hush hush" the ending was anything but overly done though and in reality is done far less in romance novels save for ones like "Dear jon" By Nickolas sparks. 95% of novels have that sappy "happily ever after" ending or if it's a series then it saves that for the very last book or second to last book depending. The romance was jarring and unrelated able feeling more like romeo and juilet then a real romance shocking considering this is Maggie Stiefvater who gave us Sam and grace. The story lagged in some spots so much so you question how long it will take you to get it done. Thats not to say the story didn't have Mrs. stiefvaters trademark lyrical style and of course music the detail put into how the music sounded was out of this world. Over all it's a you hate it or you love it story with an ending that just...stops one full page of writing then it just stops not even an epilog to match the prolog

B


Cover:The paperback cover takes some getting used to but the hardcover(?) is gorgeous with the dagger and the clovers very irish and a sense of wounder. The paperback however isn't as powerful as the hard cover. The paperback's is that of a red and gray picture of a girl looking almost like a charcoal and pencil drawing then a professional cover

A+ for the hardback cover

C+ for the paperback


Rating: Young adult

Company: Flux

My rating : 4 out of 5 I liked it but didn't love it it could have been so much more " But there's a sequel" yeah..from the best friends POV *shrugs*

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Flash Animation - A Balancing Act









Flash animation industry boom is not a coincidence, rather it is the result of strenuous efforts by some of the leading developers and flash animators who are still hard at work hard to increase its efficiency and make it more attractive. Animation in flash must be strong enough to capture the imagination of the designer convert and in perfect condition without increasing the size of the SWF file. Here lies the importance of maintaining a perfect balance. You should not intentionally kill the creative muse in order to reduce loading time of websites, rather, you have to find solutions to unleash your creative input either by weeding out unnecessary elements or by using the latest technologies to downsize the file flash animation.

Flash animation challenges
Creating animation in flash, no Cakewalk. It is a complex process, where creativity, expertise and practical experience, all woven together to generate the best possible performance. However, the web industry is cruel. This gives little chance for a flash designer to develop your creativity to his will, it supports high bandwidth, standard-definition and large screen at all times. So the only way you can survive in this competitive industry is coping with the difficult climate. Here are some questions that should be considered with care before meeting with the animation industry:

* Watch the video file: do not make big plans for video files because it can go terribly wrong when the video starts buffering or connection conks off at once. It just simply using simple images or GIF images, you can try an alternative.

* Make it easy: For God's sake do not increase the size of the flash file by adding lots of images and texts too. Do you realize that the basic idea that animation is to be attractive and convey the message through a unique organization of the visual medium. So that was easy and light to the fullest extent. If it takes a very long time, it will eventually spoil online reputation and will act as a deterrent in the growth trajectory of your organization.

* Make it search engine friendly: The primary purpose of flash design and flash animation to create a user friendly website. But you should not discard the concept of search engine optimization all together. Only themselves to deter use of any unsolicited scripts or Java code, because most search crawlers can not index them properly. You should use the text in the animation process, because search engine robots are now powerful enough to index.


* Following the trend: It is extremely important. Without trend will never be able to use the attention of viewers. Online viewers are no longer naive, and you must make sure your animation is so strong that they keep the animation until the very end.

Success is always elusive in flash design, specifically in the area of flash animation, but if you manage to maintain the delicate balance in the process, you will definitely make a difference in the long term.

Famous Animation Pets










Pets are what many people own in the form of cats, dogs and other pets, which serve as companions and soul therapy, when one is down or the need for therapeutic touch animals. In cinema, there were domestic animals, many of them know and love as the human personality.

There is a unique group of pets that can not be touched and will forever remain in the paper, film, animation, and they are pets. One of the most famous animation pet's love-hate couple Tom and Jerry. This cat and mouse team created by Hanna-Barbera company was part of many families, living rooms for more than 50 years and has been in many movies and TV shows.


Nemo in the Disney animation "Finding Nemo" was one of the most famous of these animated pets. Is captured and becomes part of the office aquarium. Cute clown fish father, Merlin, is in search of her son in this film. Dumbo, baby elephant that could fly in the movie of the same name, was a beloved character who could fly and had the gift of spreading joy to fans of this classic story.

Other pets animations, which were part of a fantasy cartoon lovers 'Mary is from' Lady and the Tramp ', from 101 Dalmatians animated version, '101 Dalmatians' dog Charlie from 'All Dogs Go to Heaven' and many others. These animations Pets gained considerable following and fans, as well as their 3-D counterparts.

Don't fret I'm still here

So reviews haven't been going smoothly lately and I'll have two reviews soon Right now I'm finishing up "lament" by maggie stiefvater. I foolishly request book two then one normally no problem but a book my grandma got me came and I will be receiving that on Saturday

So I'm not going to read ballad right away I might seeing as I have it for two weeks so I may latter and might take a break in between lament and ballad and ballad and angel star. or angel star and ballad depending where the chips fall

The schedule should pan out so I'll post a review on sunday since Saturday is booked after that a few days to let my brain deflate and catch up on some art before starting "Angel star"

sound good?

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