I was fortunate to meet John C. Mannone though the Facebook group, Science Fiction and Poetry Association (SFPA) and he has ben a supportive mentor ever since. Being an author that is still trying to get their name out there can be intimidating. And John has been kind enough to offer me his advice after being published in numerous publications. I wanted to repay his generous guidance but highlighting one of his poems entitled Ursa Major.
In an age where numerous comic book franchises are adapted for the big screen Fantastic Four is no exception. Fantastic Four tells the tale of a family of superheroes, whose quest to discovering science grants them powers. Exploring how far some will go in the pursuit of power and knowledge.
What if you had to leave everything behind and start a new life at the age of thirteen? Find a new place to live, discover a career, and live completely alone without your family or friends? For a witch named Kuki, this is the age where they complete a year of private study and find a chance to discover who she is.
Crash Bandicoot is one of Sony’s most popular franchises. Many wondered if they saw the success of Sega’s usage of a loveable mascot by having Sonic the Hedgehog and wanted to profit the same commercial success. They drew inspiration from Australia–New Guinea with bandicoots.
There is a belief that the spirit of a child can create the most powerful magic in the world. In Coraline, a seamstress uses soul energy from children to keep herself and her portal realm in existence. The portal world is a paradise for children, yet we all know that nothing is perfect. If it is than it’s a fake hiding a darker threat behind the facade.
One of the classic animes that focuses on brotherly love and their journey to discover a legendary treasure, The Philosopher’s Stone, is Full Metal Alchemist. The Elric brothers push the boundaries of science and magic by using alchemy, hoping to defy the governing law of equivalent exchange with The Philosophers Stone.
The exposure of super heroes continues through animation and Disney studios. After the success of The Incredibles, Disney decided to continue the theme with Big Hero 6. Inspiration for the film, came from the Marvel Comic, Big Hero 6 created by Man of Action. After the film’s commercial success, the film became adapted to an animated series with the same name through The Disney Channel in 2014.
Aria Ligi is an independent scholar who has been writing for over forty years. She has a great love of history, and, the English Romantics. She has a Bachler’s Degree in Writing from San Francisco State University and graduated top of her class. Temple of Love and Blood, Bone and Stone are two of her earlier works.