Thursday, May 29, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Spidersilk the novel features many hidden details in the décor of many of the areas Mark and his friends interact with. One fine example is the décor in the Cyberpad. Although the cafe features futuristic designs, like those that would seem to belong in Mark's world, there is also undertones of the past or perhaps even a less technological world like that of the intruders. In the Cyberpad there is also a bronze falcon hanging from the ceiling. The falcon is a symbol that is often shown in Spidersilk and usually appears when the group is close to a game changing clue, which makes sense considering much of the talk about the intruders takes place at the Cyberpad. Of course, there are many other décor symbols throughout the book, such as the web like design of the theater and even Mark's backyard.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Tablets have become a major part of the average household. From keeping in touch with loved ones from around the world to taking some time to relax with a game or book, the tablet has become such an extension that it often hard to think of it advancing even more. Right, now there is already talk about the tablet becoming the next laptop or PC, as these bulky means of computing have become too outdated for our fast paced world. In Spidersilk the novel, Mark may be from a different dimension, but he still utilizes a tablet like device for his computing needs. From checking his bank account to texting and calling friends, his tablet is featured many times throughout the high tech novel. For more information on one amazing development with the tablet check out this link:
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
In Spidersilk the novel, the spiders play a large role in the progress of the book. Even though they are unseen and unnoticed (much like in real life), the are busy working on webs that protect the main character Mark and his friends. The novel also mentions a Dream Catcher which is utilized as an entry point during one of Mark's dreams. These fantastic devices are known to detour nightmares, and like the beautiful craft of the spider, the dream catcher is created by a webbing technique. There is an old Native American legend that tells of a spider providing the people with instructions on how to create the dream catcher. What is even cooler is the web even goes as far as linking the universe. Many scientist have referred to the universe as being connected by a Cosmic Web. It is truly amazing how these items coincide, especially as each concept plays a part in this incredible novel.
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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Spidersilk the novel has a great story that involves a Robin Hood mind set. Some of the foes in the story are keen on robbing from the main character, Mark, and his friends in order to redistribute the wealth in their own dimension. Like most Robin Hood stories there is a lack of integrity in the distribution. In fact, typically the Robin Hood character tends to benefit more from what is stolen than the poor that are meant to receive the funds. This is certainly the case in one of today's modern Robin Hood stories. In fact, less than a year ago a man was sentenced to a very short prison sentence for robbing over $100,000 from an American bank. Although he claimed the money was meant for charity, only a small amount of it could be found and much of this was being prepped to be sent to family members rather than the needy. For more on this story check out this link:http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/12/corey-donaldson-sentenced-bank-robbery