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inkpop Fundamentals: August 26, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on August 26, 2010

Hungry for style! Just two short days ago Suzanne Collins’ highly-awaited Mockingjay, the final installment in The Hunger Games trilogy hit bookstore shelves. In those forty-eight hours, the novel has already received rave reviews from fans of all ages, leaving them hungry for more Hunger Games marvels…like the type you can wear. In an effort to satiate the demand for Hunger Games memorabilia and style, companies and DIY-ers alike have begun selling everything from Tribute Charm Bracelets to District 12 Earrings, and Peeta vs. Gale Tees. I Heart Daily.

Catch me if you can! We’ve told our besties what mom is making for dinner; given our friends a peek inside our morning routines; and complained about our schedules for the new school year – all via Facebook updates. But now things are getting even more invasive in the social networking world. Last week Facebook launched Places – a service which tells our Facebook Friends where we are at any given time…as long as we have the service activated, that is. The introduction of Places is being welcomed with open-arms by advertisers – but many users feel that it is an invasion of privacy. Slate Magazine.

‘Moby Dick’ goes medieval Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has made waves with readers since it was first published back in 1851, becoming a staple in classrooms around the world; now, in an effort to update the classic, and make it more relatable for readers (and viewers!) of the Twenty-First Century, it has been adapted to incorporate something a little more familiar in today’s literature…dragons! Age of the Dragons, a film scheduled for release later this year, adapts Melville’s Moby Dick for the big screen, setting it in a kingdom during medieval times that is overrun with dragons. GALLEYCAT.

Over to you…would you wear Hunger Games-inspired styles? Have you picked up your copy of Mockingjay yet? What do you think of Facebook Places – yay or nay? Will you be activating your Facebook Places ability, or deactivating it – why? What do you think of the Moby Dick adaptation? Do yoy feel that the inclusion of dragons will make the tale more interesting – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

3 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: August 26, 2010”

  1. Lycanthrope said

    Raving reviews, eh? Personally, the end seriously disappinted me. The first part and the other books were amazing though. I might have to hunt down a Gale T-shirt.

  2. HealedMyWings said

    Medieval Moby Dick with dragons? That’s utterly fantastic. I love dragons so much…

  3. LA Knight said

    So the Hunger Games is going the way of Twilight and the Vampire Diaries?
    Ew.

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