Friday, January 18, 2013

Something New

Hello, everyone.  I'm going to start doing some new things today.  I'm going to start publishing stories on my blog.  They are mine and no one else's.  I also might start posting some of my artwork, though I don't think it's any good.  I'll just post little pieces of short flash fiction and see what you guys think of it.  I hope you will all like it.  Farewell. 
Starvix Draxon

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Raksura: The Cloud Roads Review

The Cloud Roads is an excellent book if you like a good read.  It tells of the man called Moon a person who can shift into a winged creature, called a Raksura.  He searches to find out who he is and eventually gives up, constanly being kicked out tribe after tribe because his Raksura form looks like a fell creature.  He eventually finds out what he is, and joins the Raksura tribe, but still feels out of place because many want him gone.  The story is all about find where one belongs, a place to call home.  I completely related to the character Moon as I too sometimes felt out of place in grade school and middle school until I found my place in the theater. 
So that aspect of the book is really good.  The description wasn't too much although I would have liked to have seen greater detail on some of the land based creatures that were just sort of referenced.  I had trouble telling which character was which due to their names.  Something you really have to be careful with is character names and making sure you clearly describe what they look like.  I do think there were too many characters to keep the names straight.  Some parts felt a little bland.  I did think that the story seemed to go on and on at a moment but I think it was a nice length.  I did want to see more conflict.  I felt Moon's change of belonging felt too quick and would have loved to see more resistance, more conflict, more drama.  The author was doing a really good job of it and then she made certain things happen that I wouldn't have done.  I do think, however, this is a good book, and if any of you out there are looking for something to read, I reccomend The Cloud Roads, for it is sweet and heart warming, even though there are a couple of minor cons.  I give it some where between a three and a four star. It is also a seriew with two other books.  Keep reading everyone!
,Starvix Draxon

Monday, January 14, 2013

Starter types confirmed.

Today the Pokémon company confirmed that the starter Pokémon chespin, fennikin, and froakie, are pure grass, water, and fire types respectively. No big surprise there as the only starter that was a dual type was bulbasaur being grass/poison. Also the official imperial heights and weights of Yveltal and Xerneas were revealed. Yveltal is 19' tall and 447.5 lbs. Xerneas is 9' 10" tall and 474 lbs. More updates when more is revealed. Until then Catch them all!