The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nelson (2012)

I decided to read this book on a whim. When I bought it, I don’t know what I was expecting; perhaps a simple read to pass the time or to replace The Attolia Series by Megan Whalen Turner. The False Prince was written two years ago by Jennifer A. Nelson for young adults 12-14 yearsContinue reading “The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nelson (2012)”

Memorable Moments in Animation: Cartoons, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s

With the innovation of sound cartoons in 1928, animation’s popularity skyrocketed into the Golden Age of Animation that extended into the late 1960s. In fact, the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film (1931) is one of the oldest awards implemented into the Oscars (only in its 5th year). The 40’s, 50’s and 60’s were especially prominent as iconicContinue reading “Memorable Moments in Animation: Cartoons, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s”

From Far Away (彼方から, Kanata Kara) 1993-2003

This manga, written by Kyoko Hikawa, is one of those few diamonds lost in the shuffle. What makes this story different then others? It is simple; its execution and profundity. This series is only fourteen volumes long, and uses a classic fantasy plot model. It begins with our heroine Noriko, an ordinary school girl whoContinue reading “From Far Away (彼方から, Kanata Kara) 1993-2003”