Monthly Archives: November 2016

Marvelous Mondays: Miracle Man

The Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus written and illustrated by John Hendrix is a captivating book about the life and ministry of Jesus. In his interpretation, Hendrix depicts important moments from Jesus’ life, including some of his miracles, his crucifixion, and his resurrection, as told in the Christian Bible. The Miracle Man starts with […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly

Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly by Carolyn Parkhurst, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino, is an immersive tale of a boy just trying to play chef…while being interrupted by his little sister. Henry includes his two-year-old sister Ellie in a game of “cooking show,” and over the course of the story they explain how to create raspberry-marshmallow-peanut […] Continue reading

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Why We Cheat: The (perceived) Necessity of Walkthroughs in Modern Gaming Culture

I know it’s a long title, but bear with me. There’s a phenomenon that has arisen in modern culture of thoroughly dissecting and analyzing storylines and our entertainment options. Whether it’s the hyperprevalence of YouTube videos providing explanations of episodes or theories about the small actions of characters. It has led to the hyperprocessing of … Continue reading “Why We Cheat: The (perceived) Necessity of Walkthroughs in Modern Gaming Culture” Continue reading

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Disney and Media (for B8 due on 11/18)

In honor of our brief discussion of Disney during our class today with its relationship to art and media as well as my recent move to invest in the The Walt Disney Company, I wanted to discuss just a few of the many ways Disney advanced in media over the years.   First, let’s take a look … Continue reading “Disney and Media (for B8 due on 11/18)” Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesdays: The Cat from Hunger Mountain

The Cat from Hunger Mountain by Ed Young is a book about the greedy Lord Cat who has everything he could need. From the fanciest meals to the finest silk and gold clothing, Lord Cat’s life revolves around his possessions. He lives in a village that profits from rice paddies, and when a long drought […] Continue reading

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Flashback to Age 13

I can in no way match the level of effort that EveryMinorDetail just put into their stellar post on the variety of issues in Ready Player One, but I can jump off into the personal experience this novel has left me with. As I’ve been commenting occasionally in class, Ready Player One is bringing me back to a … Continue reading “Flashback to Age 13” Continue reading

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Things to Ignore When Reading Ready Player One

Writing a book is hard. Trust me, writing a blog and maybe a poem every other week is enough for me. So I give a thumbs up to Ernest Cline, the author of Ready Player One, and everyone else who decides to make art. So in this post, I’ll give RPO a thumps up with one … Continue reading “Things to Ignore When Reading Ready Player One” Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Boss Battle?

While preparing for the upcoming presentation, I’ve been asking myself what makes a game good or, at the very least, what makes people enjoy them.  Since I mostly play RPGS, I mostly pulled from my knowledge of those games and thought about what I did and did not enjoy about some of my favorite games. … Continue reading “What Makes a Good Boss Battle?” Continue reading

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Escaping to the OASIS

When you think of an oasis the first thing that comes to mind is probably something similar to the definition of the word given by merriam-webster. an area in a desert where there is water and plants a pleasant place that is surrounded by something unpleasant It conjures an image of a place that is safe … Continue reading “Escaping to the OASIS” Continue reading

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Free Fridays: Du Iz Tak?

Carson Ellis’ new picture book, Du Iz Tak? is a creative story that highlights the insect world over a series of different seasons. The creatures communicate through an invented language. Readers are able to follow the story line through the incredibly imaginative illustrative spreads, and each new detail on every page is an integral part of Ellis’ […] Continue reading

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