Great Quote by one of your favorite authors!:
"I’m a female writer and, what’s interesting about the Wizarding World is, when you take physical strength out of the equation, a woman can fight just the same as a man can fight, a woman can do magic just as powerfully as a man can do magic and I consider that I’ve written a lot of well-rounded female characters in these books." - JK Rowling
Review by Sebastian Long
The original Portal benefited from its brevity. It had a concise story paired with inventive first-person puzzle mechanics that challenged you to be creative while pulling the trigger. Portal 2 makes the original look like the prototype it was.
Portal 2 filled with a larger cast of characters vividly brought to life through brilliant writing and some of the best voice acting in video games. Its puzzles are challenging without being unreasonable, and, once you’re finished with the single-player mode, one of the best co-operative experiences on the market awaits.
Valve cuts no corners and finds ways to make you care about everything from the major characters to the cubes used to solve puzzles. From the beginning of the single-player story to the end of the co-op mode, Portal 2 is a novel, unforgettable experience.
The year is 1899 and in Manhattan, doing the proper thing at the proper time with the proper person is crucial. The debutantes spend most of their time at balls, dressing to impress, and projecting their proper image. Behind the scenes, however, life is colored with scandal!
Sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland live with their widowed mother and aunt. Elizabeth is New York’s angel – pure and perfect. But she has a secret: she is in love with a stable boy!
Diana is wild and lively. She has a secret too – a kindling romance with the handsome (and quite rich) Henry Schoonmaker. However, Henry’s father has political ambitions and decides it would project a better image of his family if Henry did marry one of the Holland girls- only its not Diana, it’s Elizabeth!
Elizabeth whose family, it seems, may not be as financially stable as they thought, after the death of Mr. Holland, is compelled to accept the proposal. With Diana, who knows nothing of Henry’s reasons in proposing, Elizabeth who loves the stable boy, and Elizabeth’s back-stabbing friend who wants Henry for herself, The Luxe is sure to give you just the dose of drama you’ve been waiting for!
For those who like Gossip Girl!
by Maddi Monnier
The Luxe Series:
vs The World
Brian Lee O’Malley
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a graphic novel series written and drawn by Brian Lee O’Malley. The idea for a film version was introduced by Edgar Wright, the director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. The main characters of the series are Scott Pilgrim, the main protagonist in the series and the bassist for Sex Bob-Omb, a band that he started with his friends. Ramona Flowers, the delivery girl for Amazon.ca and who Scott is completely obsessed with (not in the threatening way). Knives Chau, Scott’s latest girlfriend who he dumps for Ramona. Wallace Wells, Scott’s cool gay roommate. Stephen Stills, Scott’s high school friend and the owner, lead singer and the guitarist for Sex Bob-Omb. Kim Pine, one of Scott’s old Flames and the drummer for Sex Bob-Omb. Finally there is “The League of Evil Exes,” Ramona’s seven evil exes. The setting is in the mysterious land of Toronto, Canada. Scott is dating a cute high school girl, named Knives Chau. Then Ramona comes rollerblading through his dreams. Once they start to date Scott receives a email informing him of a fight with “The League of Evil Exes” now he has to defeat Ramona’s Evil Exes if he wants to continue to date Ramona.
I absolutely love this movie (and series). The reasons for my obsession with this film is that it is based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series written by Brian Lee O’Malley. Reason two; it is a hilarious movie with action and romance. The only complaint I have is that some of the story line didn’t hold entirely true to the books it skipped a few parts, which they had to for time constraints it was after all a six book series condensed to a one hour and fifty-three minute film. I would definitely recommend this movie, mainly to teens and young adults (the 8-Bit Generation). The film is really funny but not all people will get the jokes. In conclusion this is a great movie and book series if you’re into the action fighting movies you’ll love this film.
Xique’s Wii Reviews
Mario Sports Mix
This month I will review Mario Sports Mix. Its fairly new and its had Mario fans waiting for awhile. I’ve played some of the other Mario sports games. Most of them use the Mario kart based which means you have to enter a tournament and win the rounds to advance. At the end of each tournament you get a gold cup, silver cup, or bronze cup. Once you win all the cups you unlock the same cups, but with a harder difficulty. As you get closer to the end you unlock other modes, other characters, etc… Mario Sports Mix is the same way, but they change things up. After you win the tourney they have different paths you can take. The party mode is also fun .The sports that are in this game are Dodge-ball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Hockey. Dodge-ball takes the show, its the hardest and most fun to play. My brother and I played this for hours. It mixes the game-play of Mario Kart, Wii Sports, and strategy. My favorite new addition to this game is the wifi mode. You and your brother, sister, uncle, mom, dad, cousin, and dog can play online. The wifi isn’t that great, its better then Brawl’s, but not as great as Mario Kart. I don’t want to give out more, I would recommend this to anyone.