So there’s been some political unrest here in Thailand lately. The past couple of days the streets have been flooded with red-shirt wearing Thais calling for government reform. What event sparked all of this? Well, until recently I was a little foggy on the details myself, but after like the 3rd or 4th time I couldn’t get into the city because of transportation being blocked by those darn protestors, I thought I would do some digging and get to the bottom of this.
So there are a lot of places to get manga: A local library, a store . . . it’s pretty easy to find. But where do you find anime? I have several places I get mine, so I’ll list off a couple of good, legal places right here. Read the rest of this entry »
Wassup! My name is Kevin Zhu. I’m 14 years old, am currently a rising freshman, and am obsessed with all things martial arts. Most of my posts will probably have to do with martial arts movies, books, and anything else that’s still related to General Entertainment. Read the rest of this entry »
Listening Library is sponsoring the Fantasy Road Trip Contest! Create videos based on an imaginary road trip with characters from one of three great fantasy series by Libba Bray, Tamora Pierce, and Rick Riordan! (Note: this is not a Wake County sponsored contest)
#1. Have fun and be creative!
The more you use your imagination, the better—songs, animation, sock puppets, whatever inspires you!
#2. Take on the challenge.
For your video to be eligible, you must find a way to include these things:
- a reference to Florida
- a reference to audiobooks
- a clip of dialogue from the audio you’ve chosen (we’ve made these clips for you, you can download them below to use in your video)
Try to stump us—find an inventive way to use these elements in your entries (it doesn’t have to be a literal translation). The contest video has them too, did you find them?
#3. Post your entry on YouTube.
The contest will open for entries on June 1st. Please check back here for details on how to post your video so that it will be considered. Videos submitted incorrectly or before 6/1/2009 will not be considered.
#4. The fine print…
Ok, everyone, here’s the 411: to enter you must be between the ages of 13-18 and a legal resident of the United States. The contest will open for entries June 1-August 17, 2009.. Winners will be selected and notified by August 31, 2009 by YouTube message. One winner will be chosen for each author category (the participating authors will choose the winning video for their category) and will receive: 1 8GB iPod touch and a collection of audiobooks signed by the author. Videos less than 30 seconds or greater than 5 minutes in length or containing profanity or inappropriate content will be disqualified.
WINNERS: Authors will judge the videos, each picking a winner (for a total of three), who will receive an 8GB iPod Touch and a collection of signed audiobooks.
DATES: The contest will be open from June 1-August 17
Love her books! Can’t wait to meet her – Laurie Halse Anderson is visiting Quail Ridge Books on Friday, April 3rd @ 7:30 to promote her new book Wintergirls. This book tackles the difficult topic of anorexia. As in previous books, Andersen presents realistic teen lives and struggles. For ages 14 and up.
You can reserve your copy now from the library or buy it at Quail Ridge that night.
If you haven’t read her other books yet, reserve a copy of Speak.
If you already read Speak – check out Anderson’s blog. Here is Anderson on You Tube…