Be Careless With Your Wishes: A. Igoni Barrett On The Writing Life In Nigeria | Electric Literature

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For Immediate Release:An Intimate Monthly Surprise Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

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Elegant Sensations to launch a subscription based adult toy box.

Orlando, FL – January 26, 2016

Elegant Sensations, a luxury adult toy shopping site that also offers home party demonstrations in the central Florida area, has teamed up with their sister site, SexStoriesandToys.com, as well as, Stuff Inside Books to launch a new monthly subscription service in February, ‘Box of Sensations’.

Similar to a personal shopper, each month ‘Box of Sensations’ will hand-pick 1-3 adult products from select vendors who excel in the industry. Most of the items included will be from award winning companies who stand behind their products with warranties. Plus, each subscriber will enjoy one eBook download a month from their choice of featured best selling erotica authors.

Interested visitors will have a selection of boxes designed for couples of any sexual orientation to choose from with options ranging from ‘Fun’ at $35 to ‘Luxury’ at $150. Each box ships free and arrives in discreet, plain packaging for privacy.

‘Box of Sensations’ is due to launch February 1st, 2016 and everyone that subscribes during the first month receives an extra gift: a warming heart massager, perfect for Valentine’s Day! Subscribe at Boxof.ElegantSensations.com.

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Want a chance to win a Nexus 6p?

Tech Guru is giving away a Nexus 6p, a new smart phone recently release from Huawei in the price range of $600. Awesome, right? What do you have to do to win it? Easy. Follow the rules and regulations on the site, points are given to any entry you feel like doing. Don’t have to do everyone, but the more the better. Go back everyday to earn points tweeting about the giveaway. Giveaway ends February 15, so plenty of time to stack up points! (Link attach at the end.)

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Nexus 6p

SPECIFICATION :

Display :
Screen size (inches): 5.70
Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI): 518
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 : Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
RAM : 3 GB
GPU : Adreno 430
Storage : 64GB
Software : Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
MicroSD : No
Fingerprint Scan : Yes
Camera
Primary : 12.3 MP, f/2.0, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary : 8 MP, f/2.4, 1080p@30fps
Battery : Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
Dimensions : 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm (6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 in)
Weight : 178 g (6.28 oz)

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Hot Topic Launches DOCTOR WHO Fashion Collection for the Holidays | Nerdist

Are you a Doctor Who fan? Want to have something festive to wear this holiday season? Well look no further, Hot Topic is helping you out. Hot Topic

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Captain America: Civil War Official Trailer

 

 

Who is excited about the new Captain  America movie? Mozilla's Happy Person Raising One HandWe are, who wouldn’t be? James ‘Bucky’ Barnes get reunited with his best friend Steve Rogers A.K.A Captain America. A fight between superheroes? Iron Man and Captain America on opposite sides. All marvel characters connecting, Spider-man, and Black Panther to name a few. Now we hope the movie won’t deviate from the comics, with returning directors of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe and Anthony Russo we are excited to see there take on this two part movie.  They are also said to be signed to direct The Avengers: Infinity War that will come out after Thor:Ragnarok. How will the movie turn out without Reed Richards?  With a lot of questions on our minds, we can only wait in anticipation until May 6, 2016. We hope you are excited as we are?

This is how the story goes in the marvel universe.  This is the source of everything below: Marvel.com

 

During a televised raid of a house containing select villains that had recently escaped from the super villain facility at Ryker’s Island prison during a massive breakout, the escaped villain Nitro let off a massive explosion that killed the majority of the New Warriors, as well as the children at a nearby elementary school. In the wake of the tragedy, the U.S. Government proposed the Superhuman Registration Act, intending to register all super-powered beings as living weapons of mass destruction and requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government and subject themselves to federally mandated standards.

This event triggered negative public opinion against the super-heroes, resulting in the assault of Human Torch (Johnny Storm) by a mob and the request by S.H.I.E.L.D. for Captain America to become part of the enforcement of super heroes to register. When Cap refused, S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill ordered S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Anti-Superhuman Response Unit to tranquilize him, but Rogers escaped and went underground.

When the super-heroes met to discuss the best course of action, Uatu the Watcher appeared. As Watchers only appear to monitor key events throughout history, it was noted that his presence did not bode well for the heroes.

In a secret meeting with the President, Iron Man suggested that the President proceed and push the registration act while he, Mr. Fantastic, and Yellowjacket vowed to bring Captain America to the ground.

The Superhero Registration Act became law. Some of the first unregistered heroes to be captured were the Young Avengers. Captain America and the Falcon were undercover, and with the help of Wiccan were able to rescue the Young Avengers and rendezvous to their base. The Young Avengers were recruited into the Resistance.

At a press conference in Washington D.C., Iron Man gave a speech introducing Spider-Man to the podium. Spider-Man then talked about how over the past years, he had kept his identity a secret, then talked about the registration act and how it gave superheroes a choice: to continue the trend Captain America advocated and have people with powers completely unchecked, or that superheroes could go legitimate and earn back a little public interest. To demonstrate his support of the Act, Spider-Man unmasked himself and revealed to the world that he was Peter Parker.

Iron Man traveled to the X-Men Mansion, asking Emma Frost if the X-Men would sign the registration act and join his side. Miss Frost explained to Stark that the X-Men would not sign the registration act because they viewed hunting down other heroes would violate everything they stood for explaining that they know what it’s like to fight the good fight while being persecuted. Frost said that as long as the pro-registration side left the X-Men alone, they would not join Captain America’s resistance. While Stark left the mansion, he was approached by Bishop, who asked for a word with Iron Man.

As Captain America, Hercules, Daredevil, and Goliath were discussing their new secret identities, they received news of a petrochemical plant fire with three or four hundred workers trapped inside. Uniting the Secret Avengers, they headed to the plant only to discover that it was a trap set by Iron Man. Iron Man gave Captain America one last chance to register, offering a chance to explain things. Captain America answered by striking the first blow and disabling Iron Man’s armor. A battle ensued, ending with Iron Man savagely beating Captain America, and the apparent return of the long-absent thunder god Thor lashing out against Captain America’s Secret Avengers. As the Secret Avengers attempted to escape, Thor used his hammer to subdue them, blasting a hole through Goliath’s chest when he was attacked. Thor continued his assault until the Invisible Woman used her powers to protect the Secret Avengers and allow them to escape. Thor, who had just killed Goliath, was revealed to be a clone. He, and his mechanical hammer, had been engineered to serve the government. His violent murder of Goliath was an unforeseen error in his programming.

The death of Goliath opened the eyes of many and put things in a different perspective, causing several members to leave both sides for the other. The Pro-Registration side ended up losing more members than anticipated, causing operations to be put in action faster than planned. Iron Man assembled a new group of Thunderbolts in order to hunt down the Secret Avengers, consisting of several very brutal villains.

Eventually, the resistance mounted an attack against the pro-registration’s holding facility in the Negative Zone, releasing the prisoners. The fighting between many of Earth’s heroes led to the middle of Times Square. At the climax of the battle, as Cap was about to deliver a finishing blow to Iron Man, he was tackled by several emergency workers. Realizing the damage the war was doing to the city and its civilian population, Captain America unmasked and surrendered. Before his arraignment, Cap was shot multiple times on the steps of a Federal Courthouse and killed.

Whose side are you on?

Anti-Registration

Pro-Registration

If there is anything you want to add, please leave a comment. Thank you!

Abi Top 5 Favourite Disney Settings

I haven’t mentioned the word Disney and so today I’m going to rectify that by sharing my top five favourite locations that are featured in Disney, from the fantastical to the very real. 1) France (from Beauty and the Beast) This is no surprise considering Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney film and […]

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Films That Accidentally Ripped Off Other Films

Latest article for filmdebate.co.uk! http://filmdebate.co.uk/article/article-films-that-accidentally-ripped-off-other-films/

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Is It Just Me….Or Is Everyone Crazy? a book by C.S. Warner.

Admiring from afar is one thing, but starting a relationship with her crush may prove more sinister for her than Lydia realizes. What is she supposed to do when he smiles that way at her?

It’s a new semester with a new class schedule and Lydia finds that her crush is in one of her classes. Dealing with her mother’s neurosis after her divorce gave Lydia a thick skin, but that might not be enough when she encounters Derek’s unbalanced behavior. After a confusing first encounter they spend the next couple weeks going back and forth before her life as she knows it takes a drastic turn.

C.S. Warner grew up with a love of horror and supernatural films – as evident in her writing. Because of that passion, she has worked on ghost tours and as a paranormal investigator to give her stories life. Using her experience as a foundation for her writing, C.S. Warner creates worlds for her readers to get lost in.

A different read than my usual, but once I have a book to read I do try to complete it. “Is everyone crazy, or is it just me?” Is about a girl, Lydia, who lives with her mother that suffer a neurotic breakdown after the divorce; a friendship between two girls, and about Lydia’s all time crush finally speaking with her. The story follows Lydia as she navigates high school, her family life, her love life and has a point of view rarely ever seen. With a crazy mother, an elusive crush, you want to finish the book to see how it ends. @Stuffsbooks

Enjoy a preview of the first chapter:

Chapter One

The First Meeting

Each stride bounced off the waxed floor as Lydia made her way through the crowded halls of her high school. It was her first day back for the new semester; back to the monotony of swimming against her peers toward the cafeteria that, once again, was at the other end of campus from her last class.

She pushed through the double doors that led out to breezeway and took a deep breath. The straps of her backpack weighed heavy on her shoulders with the addition of new books while her stomach roared in frustration at her for going so long without nourishment. She continued between the brick buildings, sweat beginning to drip from her forehead, until the cafeteria came into sight. Other students passed her by, already recharged and marching on to another tedious lecture. Her posture suffered as she trudged on.

During the last semester when Lydia made the same journey to the lunchroom she had developed a routine, one in which she looked forward to each day. She desperately hoped it would continue and felt the butterflies flutter through her body as she looked at each passerby’s face for him; wishing out loud he still had the same lunch hour -just before hers. Tall and slender with short brown hair, tight pants and t-shirts; she didn’t know his name or even his grade, but each time they crossed paths their eyes would lock and he’d smile that heart-melting grin at her.

Whew, Lydia thought as he came into view. She smiled and held her breath; he smiled back; she blushed her usual red and shyly turned away, beaming as she entered the cafeteria.

All through lunch, though surrounded by friends, Lydia glazed over letting her mind wander to her new classes, television shows from the previous night, and ultimately back to her mystery man. Her best friend since kindergarten, Mariah, kept the table entertained and it seemed no one noticed Lydia wasn’t even really there.

Mariah was a blogger, mostly about fashion and ‘Goth Couture’, or whatever she called it. She had short spiked black hair, in contrast to Lydia’s long brown, wore skirts and boots and button down blouses while Lydia stayed in shorts and t-shirts with tennis shoes. Lydia wasn’t unattractive or plain, but she preferred to stay comfortable.

The bell echoed over the already loud commotion signaling that lunch was finished. Lydia bustled along with the others to her next class, AP Biology. The AP hall appeared deserted as she walked in-between the rows of lockers and doors until she found her room, #406. The wooden door was heavy as she pushed it in. To her right was the teacher’s desk centered in front of five rows of student desks facing it.

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