Amazon Prime Canada makes a lot of sense, by the way. Back in 2016, for example, people are very very upset that Americans had Prime video services, and Canadians did not. They saw that within the Amazon Prime membership, Americans were getting access to this netflix-like streaming service, which streams a lot of great classic films and movies, but also streams original content that is very well-reviewed and highly regarded in the world of media. So, obviously, Americans were getting something more than Canadians, and not paying that much more, and this was obviously upsetting a lot of people here in Canada, and even creating a very negative stigma about Amazon Prime Canada which still has not been completely shook. For example, some people are very annoyed that Amazon Prime Canada does not always guarantee same-day delivery, because people the United States often get what they order in less than two hours. Well, this is mostly a true conception, but is also a misconception, because many areas of the United States offer deals more similar to Canada, work shipping is free within two days as a guarantee, but can’t always be done on the same day or even the next day, just due to the population density of an area, and the level of Amazon infrastructure in that region.
So, anyway, I really appreciated using the camera filter technology and posting my photos, I don’t know if anyone’s ever going to buy them, but I think that it’s a cool exercise none-the-less. Generally, I think this is a really cool we’ll start up, and I think that is really cool that we are moving in a direction that allows people to do this kind of thing. I really like these apps. I like to use camera filters all the time, and I think that it’s really cool to go to make some money off of the photos that I’m doing, even if I don’t make a lot, it’s nice to know that they’re on the table. A lot of times, amateur photography like this ends up making a major Splash. I’ve had friends who are photographers who just take some shot and a cell phone, and it ends up being more famous or popular than a lot of the things they’ve worked their whole career to make. Now, you can also chalk that up to the experience they’ve gained over their career, but you can also say that it’s not about the equipment. I mean, to an extent, it is about the equipment, but it is I guess less about the appointment than it is about the person handling it, in my opinion, and in the opinion of a lot of good people that I know. I do think that this type of technology is moving things in a roller cold Direction and I’m super excited to see where it’s going. You know, I think that camera filter technology is going to have a huge benefit for society in a lot of ways.
Typically, I’m the type of person who does not believe in something unless there is hard evidence, and if there is hard evidence behind it, I will totally believe in it. I believe in climate change, I do not believe that vaccines do bad things to you, and I do believe in the fact that we evolved from monkeys Once Upon a Time. However, I do think that there are certain things that will be explained by science in the future, that we just don’t have the technology to right now. And I do believe that a lot of this is because a lot of the advancements that have yet to be confirmed in science or things that would not work in the best interest of major corporations in the Western World. What am I talking about? I know I probably sound like some kind of lunatic or conspiracy theorist, but all I’m trying to say is that people have found ways of healing and recovering from illnesses that have not been accepted by scientists, and that are actually aggressively shot down by the scientific community. So, very few businesses can make a living or make a significant profit from using these proven methods that have helped so many people, because they are constantly shut down by modern science, and by aggressive attempts at silencing these movements within Humanity. Still, I know that there are a lot of people wondering about what to get someone as Breast cancer gifts.
We are now living in a fast changing world. I can definitely feel it. Anything and everthing is right at your fingertips. Mails are now electronics. Cars can now be shared through carpooling and you can book it in seconds. People can now travel cheaper and more conveniently. People can now go places, invent things, innovate things, and even make robots to replace what human does.
Is this alarming? yes, a little. But this can guarantee a better world also if we use the technology in a nice and positive way and not to harm earth and its people.
My kids are always glued in their own tablets or in their cellphone. I am also guilty of this and my husband, who is a specialist in creating app marketing strategy for various companies. We are working with technology every day and we hope we can make the earth a better place through the advent of technology. I work as a home base web developer which typically stays me up all day and all night in front of the computer.
They say technology is changing the lives of people very quickly. From the way they eat, they do things, they date, and even on dealing with relationships.
But I hope technology will still continue to be of good use in the world and not be harmful.
Here’s a thoughtful talk about tech and humanity:
Today I am happy to be hosting Ryan James, co-writer of the all-new paranormal book Forbidden!
Hello, thank you for joining us today! My first question is what was the inspiration behind Forbidden, and what led to the collaboration between you & your mother in writing this book?
Several years ago, my mom had wanted to write a book about a teenage girl who begins getting psychic messages from a mysterious source, and falls in love with a boy at school who she enlists to help solve the mystery. Around that same time, we also co-wrote a screenplay about a young, lonely, supernatural action hero in a dark world, whose heart’s desire is to be human and lead a normal life.
please welcome new york times best selling author julie kagawa
After writing the Iron Fey series for so many years, how difficult was it to immerse yourself in a futuristic world filled with vampires, rabids and an enslaved human race?
It was…very different. I think the hardest thing for me was the fact that this story does take place in the real world — a futuristic, vampire-infested world, but the real world nonetheless. Things had to make sense, for example: how far can a large group walk in a single day if there were no roads, they were going through thick woods, and there were children in the group? I had to have logical reasons for everything; I couldn’t just make something work “because of faery magic,” lol.
Just like Meghan Chase in the Iron Fey series, the main character in The Immortal Rules, Allison Sekemoto, is a “take charge and kick butt” kind of girl. Is this intentional? What woman – real or fictional, alive or deceased – do you look up to or admire?
Yes, Allison comes from a very different world than Meghan Chase. Meghan’s upbringing was pretty normal; Allison grew up among vampires and monsters, where every day was a fight to live, so she couldn’t afford to be weak. While Meghan had to learn to “take charge and kick butt,” Allison’s first impulse is stab first, talk later.
As for female role models, the first that comes to mind–when it comes to kicking vampire butt, anyway — is Buffy Summers. Thank you, Joss Whedon, for making me love feisty, snarky, heroines who can dust all sorts of nasties but who also look good in a cheerleading outfit.
You mention in your acknowledgements in The Immortal Rules that at the beginning of your writing career you promised yourself you wouldn’t write a vampire book. What changed your mind?
Well, there were already so many really good books about our favorite bloodsuckers, so many stories and ideas, I thought I didn’t have anything new to add to the masses. I was actually toying with a post-apocalyptic YA novel when my agent mentioned I might want to try writing a vampire series. I wasn’t intrigued with the idea at first, but then I thought about combining vampires with the post-apocalyptic novel and then rest sort of fell into place.
Allison claims she hates vampires and believes they are monsters yet when faced with a choice of die or become one, she becomes a vampire. Would you have made that same decision?
Me personally? No. I’m like Zeke in the belief that there is something better waiting for me beyond this life, and I just have to do my best until it’s time for me to go. Besides, I love pizza and Mountain Dew too much to give it up.
Who do you think the most complex character is in The Immortal Rules?
Probably Kanin, Allie’s sire. He’s a vampire who has made his peace about being a monster, yet chooses to live by his own set of moral rules. He warns Allison about getting too close to humans, yet he does not kill unless he absolutely has to. He is tormented about something in his past that he refuses to share with anyone. He is certainly the most mysterious of all the characters, if not the most complex.
How many books will be in the Blood of Eden series? When will the next book be coming out?
At the moment, there are three books planned, with the second coming out sometime next spring, after the release of the new Iron Fey series this fall.
Before you starting writing full time you were a professional dog trainer. Do the professions share any similarities?
Lol, well you have to think on your feet a lot. And some of the small dogs could be compared to tiny snapping goblins, but writing requires less dodging skills, though perhaps the same amount of creativity and problem solving.
When starting a new series, like Blood of Eden, do you have the entire series mapped out in detail or do you let the story develop book by book?
I have a high point that I write toward in each story; I know this and this has to happen, but getting from point A to point B usually develops as I go along.
And for the speed round:
What book have you read and re-read, and read yet again?
Any of the Harry Potter books.
Favorite song to play when writing a fight scene?
My “favorites” change daily. Right now its “Awake and Alive” by Skillet.
Working a kiosk in the mall during Christmas. It sold glass figurines, and the maneuvering space around the hundreds of very breakable merchandise was quite small. I was like a bull in a china shop.
Best vacation spot?
Walt Disney World
Sweets or salty?
One thing most people don’t know about you – and would never guess!
I used to play the flute when I was a kid. I was really good at it too, but my instructor stopped teaching to have a family, and I never went back to it.
Don’t forget that her new book, The Immortal Rules, will be released on April 24th!
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It’s that time of year again. All over the blogosphere sign-ups are popping up for new reading challenges beginning in 2012. So far I have only signed up for two, although there is a third I am considering.
#1. The Debut Author Challenge 2012- The Story Siren
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