Adventures category

Indian'' Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' Voices Speak Out

These shows made me sad, reminding me of all my people have lost due to forced or voluntary assimilation into white society. Our language, our traditions, our history, our stories, our identity, they have all been diminished." --A study participant According to an early 1990s study, 95 percent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations peoples. Sierra Adare contends that negative "Indian" stereotypes do physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to First Nations individuals. At its core, this book is a social study whose purpose is to explore the responses of First Nations peoples to representative "Indian" stereotypes portrayed within the TV science fiction genre. Participants in Adare's study viewed episodes from My Favorite Martian, Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager, Quantum Leap, The Adventures of Superman, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Reactions by viewers range from optimism to a deep-rooted sadness. The strongest responses came after viewing a Superman episode's depiction of an "evil medicine man" who uses a ceremonial pipe to kill a warrior. The significance of First Nations peoples' responses and reactions are both surprising and profound. After publication of "Indian" Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction, ignorance can no longer be used as an excuse for Hollywood's irresponsible depiction of First Nations peoples' culture, traditions, elders, religious beliefs, and sacred objects.

published on 23-02-2020 - 27 views
13 Years in America

The thought-provoking story of one woman's search for happiness and fulfilment in modern-day America. After moving to the United States from Canada in 1998, a free-spirited young woman rejects the status quo and embarks on a journey to discover what it means to be truly happy and fulfilled in the Land of Opportunity. Her 13-year search spans half a dozen states, a bunch of fearless adventures, and ever-increasing crises, divisions, turmoil, and discontent. Through it all, she holds on to her fearless pursuit of happiness and fulfilment against ever-decreasing odds. 13 Years in America is a moving personal journey and a sharp, hard look at the American Dream.

published on 21-02-2020 - 48 views
13 Years in America

The thought-provoking story of one woman's search for happiness and fulfilment in modern-day America. After moving to the United States from Canada in 1998, a free-spirited young woman rejects the status quo and embarks on a journey to discover what it means to be truly happy and fulfilled in the Land of Opportunity. Her 13-year search spans half a dozen states, a bunch of fearless adventures, and ever-increasing crises, divisions, turmoil, and discontent. Through it all, she holds on to her fearless pursuit of happiness and fulfilment against ever-decreasing odds. 13 Years in America is a moving personal journey and a sharp, hard look at the American Dream.

published on 21-02-2020 - 46 views
The story of Batman

The Batman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it was developed as the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The film is directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Mattson Tomlin, and will star Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman, with Jeffrey Wright, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, and John Turturro in supporting roles.

published on 14-02-2020 - 68 views
The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

published on 30-01-2020 - 108 views
Les confidences d'Arsène Lupin

Les Confidences d'Arsène Lupin est un recueil de nouvelles de Maurice Leblanc mettant en scène les aventures d'Arsène Lupin, gentleman-cambrioleur.

published on 26-01-2020 - 88 views
The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider

Elven magic meets gunslinger grit. What happens when two elven travellers find themselves in the United States in the middle of the Civil War? The Adventures of Black Mask and Pale Rider tells the story of two elven women who's curiosity gets the better of them. The wild ride takes them from the Union to the Confederacy and back again. Along the way they make enemies and friends and learn a little bit about this world, and about themselves. An adventure of six guns and sorcery.

published on 23-01-2020 - 125 views
Ben Zero (4) Terminus

Ben is getting deeper into the mire with every passing day. When he finally does get to E Base he faces the problem of immediate execution as a fake Prince. But there is no problem! Instead, he is greeted as the Prince! He appears to have it made and tucks into a massive, well earned breakfast! Then he is abruptly obliged to return to Earth . And he finds himself back in jail! As usual he is held by computer warder CLEO (world internet chess champion) assisted by superstar robot FIDO (military expert.) A number of adventures rapidly follow while Ben continues want to know his real identity and pine for the namers he has not acquired. His ambition to cop the lot is unquenched! But can that impossible task ever be fulfilled? And how can he get home? And where is home anyway?

published on 23-01-2020 - 75 views
Story Albert Savarus

book Albert Savarus - Honoré de Balzac One of the few drawing-rooms where, under the Restoration, the Archbishop of Besancon was sometimes to be seen, was that of the Baronne de Watteville, to whom he was particularly attached on account of her religious sentiments. A word as to this lady, the most important lady of Besancon. Monsieur de Watteville, a descendant of the famous Watteville, the most successful and illustrious of murderers and renegades—his extraordinary adventures are too much a part of history to be related here—this nineteenth century Monsieur de Watteville was as gentle and peaceable as his ancestor of the Grand Siecle had been passionate and turbulent. After living in the Comte (La Franche Comte) like a wood-louse in the crack of a wainscot, he had married the heiress of the celebrated house of Rupt. Mademoiselle de Rupt brought twenty thousand francs a year in the funds to add to the ten thousand francs a year in real estate of the Baron de Watteville.

published on 21-01-2020 - 94 views
The Adventures of Anna of Waverly Manor

Anna, a ghost witch, lives in the attic of Waverly Manor with two ghosts, Boo and Tomfoolery. They don't like humans and frighten away everyone who tries to live there... ...until Jackie moves in with her parents. While Jackie's special needs make some things difficult for her, they also enable her to see Anna and the ghosts. After Jackie befriends Boo, things change in Anna's world, leading her on one adventure after another.

published on 20-01-2020 - 152 views
Alana Weatherbee: Book 1

Fifteen year old Alana Weatherbee leaves home for the first time to study at the School of Shines of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Finding herself the school outcast, she gains acceptance by becoming champion of the Labyrinth Games in spite of her teammates, the school bullies. Then Alana meets Logan, another outcast and, together, they fight to save their world from the evil Book of Spells. Also by Jack Sorenson on obooko: Jacks School of Shines Spooks and Magic The Adventures of Anna of Waverly Manor

published on 20-01-2020 - 151 views
Journey into the Deep

In a dusty attic there lies the means by which to access another world. A sunken world long unvisited by man. There is a choice to be made between good and evil, a choice that could alter the very existence of mankind, as it did once before. An ancient evil no less potent with the passing of time is ready to be unleashed on the world of men once again and yet there is hope. Hope, that is, if the right choices are made.

published on 17-01-2020 - 148 views
Agent with a History

It's been one long day for Lisa and her headache is living proof of it. Most of it she blamed on the full moon outside. Things always got crazy this time of the month, but this month was exceptional. She needed sleep bad and only hoped the nightmares that haunted her would leave her alone for at least one night. They don't. She wakes up as usual screaming only to find out that her nightmare has just begun, because she's not alone in her room.

published on 17-01-2020 - 166 views
Heat Stroke

The Heat Death of the planet from an overdose of global warming isn't funny, nor is the occult, but the story as Gill and Steve try Isaac Brainridge's invention to explore the future telepathically. Rel occult as Gill, Steve and Brainridge clash with his powerful but unscrupulous neice Athena. Gill's quick wits save her (and Steve) but Brainridge and planet earth may not be so lucky!

published on 17-01-2020 - 110 views
The Rings of Poseidon

A team of archaeologists, led by Afro-Caribbean Alycia Graham is a Stone Age site in the Orkney Islands north of Scotland when they uncover a remarkably preserved copper ring ... a ring which seems to have the power to give the wearer a glimpse of the past ... but is their own past or that of the Ring? Why are all the team somehow connected with the ring? What is a metal ring doing so far back in the Stone Age, and who is seeking the ring over millenia?

published on 17-01-2020 - 107 views
The Rings of Poseidon

A team of archaeologists, led by Afro-Caribbean Alycia Graham is a Stone Age site in the Orkney Islands north of Scotland when they uncover a remarkably preserved copper ring ... a ring which seems to have the power to give the wearer a glimpse of the past ... but is their own past or that of the Ring? Why are all the team somehow connected with the ring? What is a metal ring doing so far back in the Stone Age, and who is seeking the ring over millenia?

published on 17-01-2020 - 94 views
Meddlers in Time: The Cockatoo River Incident

The third book in the Meddlers In Time series. The adventures in the 35th Century continue, with this second book in that series. In this episode, the story is told of how Jenny DeVries infiltrates the Empire under very deep cover, with the help of the Free Company 'Wotan's Fury'- Wayne Jamieson's command.

published on 15-01-2020 - 122 views
The Legend of Darkness and Light

Book Synopsis Legend has it, Darkness is a stone that holds all the evil of a long-dead alien race. Jayden Pearce braved the Dark Forest that hid the stone for centuries. Not one for curses, he sold it to a private collector. But legend forgot about Light, the sister stone to Darkness and a key to untold rewards. Jayden Pearce forgot about it, too, until his old partner returns with an offer he can't refuse.

published on 11-01-2020 - 136 views
L’île au trésor

L'Île au trésor est un roman d'aventures écrit par Robert Louis Stevenson Le jeune Jim Hawkins est le fils du gérant de l'auberge « L'Amiral-Benbow ». Un jour, un vieux loup de mer chargé d'un coffre, et nommé Billy Bones, débarque à l'auberge et s'y installe. Jim est tout à la fois fasciné et terrifié par ce marin colérique, violent et ivrogne

published on 09-01-2020 - 111 views
The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

published on 06-01-2020 - 182 views
Love and Frienship

How often, in answer to my repeated intreaties that you would give my Daughter a regular detail of the Misfortunes and Adventures of your Life, have you said "No, my freind never will I comply with your request till I may be no longer in Danger of again experiencing such dreadful ones." Surely that time is now at hand. You are this day 55. If a woman may ever be said to be in safety from the determined Perseverance of disagreeable Lovers and the cruel Persecutions of obstinate Fathers, surely it must be at such a time of Life. Isabel LETTER 2nd LAURA to ISABEL Altho' I cannot agree with you in supposing that I shall never again be exposed to Misfortunes as unmerited as those I have already experienced, yet to avoid the imputation of Obstinacy or ill-nature, I will gratify the curiosity of your daughter; and may the fortitude with which I have suffered the many afflictions of my past Life, prove to her a useful lesson for the support of those which may befall her in her own.

published on 06-01-2020 - 122 views
''Indian'' Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' Voices Speak Out

These shows made me sad, reminding me of all my people have lost due to forced or voluntary assimilation into white society. Our language, our traditions, our history, our stories, our identity, they have all been diminished." --A study participant According to an early 1990s study, 95 percent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations peoples. Sierra Adare contends that negative "Indian" stereotypes do physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to First Nations individuals. At its core, this book is a social study whose purpose is to explore the responses of First Nations peoples to representative "Indian" stereotypes portrayed within the TV science fiction genre. Participants in Adare's study viewed episodes from My Favorite Martian, Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager, Quantum Leap, The Adventures of Superman, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Reactions by viewers range from optimism to a deep-rooted sadness. The strongest responses came after viewing a Superman episode's depiction of an "evil medicine man" who uses a ceremonial pipe to kill a warrior. The significance of First Nations peoples' responses and reactions are both surprising and profound. After publication of "Indian" Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction, ignorance can no longer be used as an excuse for Hollywood's irresponsible depiction of First Nations peoples' culture, traditions, elders, religious beliefs, and sacred objects

published on 05-01-2020 - 182 views
Brainrush.

A diagnosis of terminal cancer crushes fighter pilot Jake Bronson's dream of a long career in the United States Air Force. But a medical accident gives him an astonishing gift by inexplicably launching his brain into overdrive, making him a human super-computer with extraordinary psychic powers. And while the wondrous new abilities are cold comfort to a man about to die young, an ocean away they're the answer to the unholy prayers of arch-terrorist Luciano Battista. He's planning the ultimate jihadist attack and creating an army of mind-controlled super agents to carry it out. All he needs to make his monstrous crusade a reality are the secrets of a genuine superior brain. Using a beautiful woman as bait and innocent children as blackmail, Battista will lure Jake toward a fate far worse than an early death--by making him the ultimate weapon in the slaughter of millions. "A terrifically entertaining thriller with three finely executed set pieces strung together with nice characterization. Especially successful is Bronson, an amiable, low-key tough guy able to rescue his princess, survive brutality, and retain a sense of humor." - Publishers Weekly.

published on 01-01-2020 - 172 views
Time Management for Mercenaries

How do Travel, Adventure and Good Pay sound to you? Can you handle a bow, a spear, perhaps a sword? Join a team of men and women to forever alter history--for better or worse. Come on! What's the worst that can happen? Sickness, death by misadventure, some mistake that drops you in the middle of nowhere, instant oblivion? Sure, but look on the bright side. Well... No, I can't actually describe the bright side--our project is confidential. But you do like adventure, don't you? And how's your attitude toward a bit of looting and pillaging?

published on 01-01-2020 - 173 views
The Stone Arrow

When the men of Burh, settlers from continental Europe, fall upon the sleeping nomad tribe in the depths of the forest amid the Downs of southern England, Tagart is the only survivor, escaping by sheer chance after his wife and young son have been massacred. Twenty-five and heir to the chiefdom of the roving hunters, he sees his only inheritance now to be an overwhelming urge for merciless revenge - of his family, his tribe and indeed of a way of life which in the England of 5,000 years ago is steadily being eroded by these tillers of the soil. (1978 Winner of the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize.)

published on 01-01-2020 - 165 views
The Earth Goddess

It is 3000 BC. The cult of the Earth Goddess is controlled throughout the vast empire of Europe by the secretive and unscrupulous Red Order, the priesthood which manipulates all power for its own ends. The land that is now called England has been annexed and its lord, Brennis Gehan Fifth, betrayed and murdered. The Lady Altheme, his consort, has escaped to the forest. She is carrying his son, Paoul, rightful inheritor of the Valdoe domain

published on 01-01-2020 - 148 views
Dodd's Army: Castello

Following on from their previous hilarious escapades, Dodd's Army continue their adventure, but, for the first time, find themselves in a face to face firefight.

published on 01-01-2020 - 156 views
Dodd's Army, Naples

Having survived a series of comic escapades behind the lines in wartime Italy, when given the chance to rejoin the Allies, Dodd's Army opts to get back behind the lines and continue their adventure. The seven assorted soldiers and two Italian civilians manage to wreak more havoc, and end up joining the popular uprising known as The Four Days of Naples.

published on 01-01-2020 - 161 views