Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ben 10: Can A Child Be A Superhero?

A superhero is a hyperbolized image of a hero who if fighting the evil, and his main outstanding features are some paranormal abilities, as well as an easily recognisable costume and often a mask. In the American tradition--both in comics and films--it is common for a superhero to wear a costume, have a codename, fight super-villains (who are pretty much like themselves, also have costumes and codenames, but--naturally--are evil). Along with the above said, a superhero may also have a secret identity, and come as a result of an experiment, able to outlive his/her creators.

Superheroes may be normal people leading their ordinary everyday lives, but at the periods of time, when their city or the humankind needs help, they turn into superheroes. They may even be ill-fated and have a lot of complexes, yet in their magical form of superheroes they make up for all their mishaps and enjoy fame and acknowledgment.

That is perhaps one of the reasons why there finally appeared a child superhero. The image of such a hero serves as self-esteem booster for thousands of kids and teenagers who do not feel secure among their peers and grown-ups. At the certain period of time in life, pretty much every kid goes through this stage of establishing himself or herself as an individual, so such positive images as superhero child might be of great assistance. Ben used to be an ordinary boy, but after he had become an owner of a magical artefact Omnitrix, he became able to turn into different aliens, each of them having their own extraordinary power. So he fights different villains from various planets and saves the Earth now and then.

There might also be another reason that we needed Ben 10 to emerge as a child superhero--the thing is that within the last couple of decades, the popularity of superhero comics is believed to be declining rapidly in America, and it is nowhere else but in specialty shops that the remaining hardcore fans can find a decent selection of superhero comics. Some earlier superheroes like Batman and Superman have become a part of the American pop culture, though. But still--the lack of demand for American comics and cartoons featuring superheroes was the reason many people started to address the foreign tradition, e.g. Japanese anime and manga for fresh ideas to revitalise the genre.

Thus, the appearance of a new superhero who is a child is, same as switching onto the foreign tradition, the way to liberate from the conventional stereotype of a superhero that is viewed by many as a necessary precondition for the revival of public interest to the genre. And here he comes--Ben 10, who is not only a kid, but who also can turn into several different superheroes and not just one. Unlike the 'traditional' grown-up superheroes, Ben 10 is not contained by one style, but he rather combines several of them. Perhaps that is why he has become so popular not only as a movie character from Cartoon Network series but also as a character for many online games.

Thousands of boys and girls in different countries enjoy following the adventures of Ben 10, and when it comes to computer games about Ben, the good thing about them is that while some of them deal with the boy superhero's alien fights (e.g. "Ben 10--Saving Sparksville", "Ben 10 Alien Hunter"), others develop your logical skills or memory (e.g. "Ben 10 Fix My Tiles", "Ben 10 Memory Balls") or even stimulate you to learn academic subjects ("Ben 10 Mathrix").

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Anime TV Online and the Nature of Animation

For those individuals who cannot get enough satisfaction from merely watching anime on television, anime TV online is good news for you. Complete anime lists are made available online, which connect you to video hosting sites for viewing. The lists are so comprehensive that all of them display anime titles that are not yet available for public viewing on traditional television networks.

The term anime is actually an abbreviation of the English word animation. Most western people regard anime as a media material coming from Japan but the term actually pertains to all animation media as a whole. Most fictional themes are expressed through anime. It had already conquered almost all media formats may it be in films, TV series, video games and even internet videos releases. Although it originally traces its origins back from Japan's manga or comics, computer technology had aided anime makers to enhance its quality and make it a successful hit worldwide.

Some anime fanatics regard it as being a form of art, a medium that highlights its creator's creative visual styles. However, most of the fans plainly see it as an exaggerated piece of entertainment media possessing overstated facial expressions, which attracts more viewers each day. It is also important to know that anime conveys numerous important stories and messages ranging from: hierarchy, politics, triumph of good over evil and impossibility becoming a reality. And probably the only best way to view complete anime series anytime of the day is through anime TV online or buy DVD at online retailers like

Monday, September 16, 2013

Anime Wallpaper

Anime wallpaper has become a big hit nowadays with several of your favorite characters being portrayed in their outfits and their weapons of choice. Just like the comic book heroes these anime heroes have also been put on wallpapers for your room. However you will find that most of the wallpapers are the kind that you set up on your PC or Mac desktop.

If you love your anime cartoons then you will probably love to see them each and every day and the best way to do this is by getting anime wallpaper. This wallpaper can be set in the design of your favorite anime character and you can put them on your computers desktop. Many people enjoy watching these anime cartoons whether young or old and that is why many of these wallpapers are downloaded everyday. The pictures or anime wallpaper can be in any color you want and some even come in black and white. Some of these wallpapers can have wonderful Japanese art invoked in them and they usually look cool being on your desktop.

The wallpapers can feature characters from your favorite anime series such as Naruto, Samurai Chaploo, Karas, Bleach, Hell Sing and many more. They can also feature your favorite anime movie characters such as the ones in Full Metal Alchemist, Ninja Scroll, Matrix and even characters from the US animation cartoon movies. Manga comic's characters are also featured in wallpapers that you can place on your desktop.

Try getting this animation wallpapers from various websites and you will find that most are in three dimensional or two dimensional. The good thing is that when you get tired of looking at one character you can always go back online and look for another.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Things to Love and Dislike About The Novel Network

The Novel Network, the latest and hottest e-book download site today is becoming the top choice of many readers and they have a very good reason too! This is a list of things to love and dislike about this website. Hopefully, it will help you form a decision whether you want to become a member or not. Do take note that if you want to maximize the site, you must have a Kindle, iPad, iPhone or a laptop at the very least. Want to know the reasons to fall in love with the site? Read on!

What to Love about The Novel Network:

1. For a single and one time pay of 49 dollars, you are already a member and you can download practically any book that you want to. You name, the chances are very high that they have it. From classic novels to modern books, manga comics and graphic novels, you can bet that The Novel Network has it. You will not be disappointed. Forty nine dollars may seem like a pretty big amount at the start but considering how many traditional books that you have to buy and its cost, the membership fee will be more friendly to your pocket in the long run.

2. You can save a lot of time by being a member because instead of checking numerous sites to look for the book titles that you want, now you only have to visit one and they most probably have what you are looking for.

3. The Novel Network helps you build an electronic library. That sure saves you more space than looking for cabinets and storage bins to place all your paperbacks and hard bounds. Plus, you can be assured that the pages will never turn yellow or smell old.

Not so Likeable things about The Novel Network:

1. Just like anything else you download online, you are at risk of downloading harmful virus to your computer. Make sure then that you have an anti virus to protect your files. That last thing you need is to have corrupted files in your iPad or computer.

2. For now, the website has a lot of books and novels but all of them are in English. Hence, if you are a speaker of different language then I am sorry to announce that being a member of The Novel Network is not for you ... at least not until they expand their selection to other languages.

3. You need a good internet connection or else your download could take forever. Once you're download is finished though, you can read your e-book anywhere you please.

Such are the things to like and dislike about The Novel Network. It is up to you to decide on it.

Monday, September 2, 2013

What Wizard Magazine Entails

The wizard magazine is an information magazine, where you go if you are interested in knowing how much certain comics cost. The Magazine features all kinds of comics and cartoon characters you might be interested in such as the DC comic collections as well as the Marvel comic collection, and not forgetting the Japanese made comic collections which are known as Anime and Manga series.

The wizard provides you with all the information a normal store does, only difference is that the magazine is also online and provides more than just pricing, it also gives you a full history on the comic you may want as well as electronic price listings. The magazine is part of the Wizard Entertainment group which prints the magazine on a monthly basis as well as tells you how to get valuable or collector able comics and also gives you the latest news on what new releases are out or when they will be coming out.

Created in 1991 by Gareb Shamus, the Wizard magazine has gone on from being just a newsletter that told people what was the best buy in Garebs parent's comic store to becoming the most sought after magazine to give you the top ten list of what comics to buy, where you can get them, top writers as well as now it also includes more than comic but also novels and much more. If you are looking for a magazine that will deliver not only in being reasonable cheap for someone to buy but also in giving you the right pricing, righteous buys and of course the right place to find those collector comics and their pricing then the Wizard magazine is just what you need.