Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Avatar: The Last Air Bender

If you are like me you were glued to your TV watching the "Nick" series. Avatar: the last Airbender. In my house Aang, Appa, Kitara, Sokka... well you know the rest, they are household names. We eat it up. We checked out the books and watched the DVD's for missing episodes. (Did you?).

You've got 1 year to read the books and get familiar with the series because... Next summer they will release the movie in theaters. "The Last Airbender"

For those who don't know what I'm talking about... The story follows the adventures of Aang, a ten year old successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations. (But it is so much more interesting than it sounds).

While you wait for the movie... Play the game at Nick.com and check out the books and DVD's. from your library.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Metrocon is here!

What: Florida's Biggest Anime Convention!
Where: Tampa Convention Center
When: June 19-21

For more information, visit the Metrocon website at:



Monday, June 15, 2009

Most popular manga today...

Overall top manga

Ladies first: Top Shoujo Manga

And now for the blokes: Top Shonen Manga

Here is my favorite licensed manga: Magic Knight Rayearth part I and part II.

And my other favorite manga is La Rose de Versailles. I read it in French. Hopefully someday it will be licensed in the USA too.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Tampa Regional Library Has a TAB

The New Tampa Regional Library has a TAB(Teen Advisory Board). We are planning big things. We are still a small group looking for your participation. But we are up and running. We meet the third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

(Ask how you can get credit for certain scholarships.)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cool Apps on the Web

The web is full of cool, FREE applications... tools that let you make avatars, remix music and pictures, and generally just get creative. Have some fun and try some of our favorite sites to Express Yourself on the web.


  • Meez - Make 3D animated avatars that you can use anywhere! (Requires site registration.)
  • Simpsonize Me - What would you look like if you lived in Springfield?

  • South Park Studios - It’s you… as a South Park kid!

  • Voki - Get your own *speaking* avatar! (You don’t have to register to use this! Just click “create”.)

Sound Mixing

  • Jamglue - Upload or record your own tracks, create an original mix and show off your music.
  • mixStudio - Customize or remix your favorite songs, create original music and show your work to the world!

Image Editing

  • BeFunky - Turn your photos into incredible artwork with one click!

  • PhotoFunia - Upload any photo and watch as the site automatically finds the face, adds cool effects and creates funny face photo montages.

  • picnik - “photo editing awesomeness, online”… fix photos, remove red-eye, apply effects, and more!

  • piZap - Easily create wacky images with this fun, free, MySpace-friendly photo editor.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wikis, wikis, and more wikis!

It seems that now there is a Wiki for everything! And with their being so easy to create and edit, it is no small wonder there are so many nowadays. I remember back when Wikipedia was a newfangled invention- but now anyone can create a wiki about any subject you wish!

Here are some Wikis you may enjoy:

WikiMoon- All about the hit Japanese manga and anime Sailor Moon.

Narutopedia- A wiki encyclopedia about Naruto.

CLAMP Wiki- My favorite mangaka finally have their own wiki! With currently updated info about their ongoing works (like Tsubasa and xxxHOLIC) and their classic series (like Magic Knight Rayearth and Card Captor Sakura).

Muppet Wiki- Revive your childhood memories with a wiki all about the Muppets and related shows such as Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock.

Zelda Wiki- Not just walkthroughs and strategies, but also character information and people behind the creation of the popular video games.

Final Fantasy Wiki- How could such a successful video game franchise not have its own wiki?

TMNTPedia- Cowabunga! Turtle Power! A wiki all about the Ninja Turtles.

American Girl Wiki- A work in progress about the American Girl dolls and books.

And if you look at any of those wikis, you will find links to even more fun and interesting Wikis.