部落格簡介 與 博客來回饋金介紹

這裡是書評部落格
主要是介紹ACG類型的畫冊與教學書。


從部落格裡的 [  博客來連接  ] 購買商品
本站會獲得一些回饋金 ,請幫助我挖更多坑。
謝謝大家~

AP策略使用注意
1. 如果丟在購物車太久,綁定的AP連接會失效等同無效。
2. 從 FB、Twitter、Youtube等社群網站連接購買 AP碼都會失效。
3. 瀏覽器設有擋廣告程式,也會造成AP碼失效。

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自我介紹一下
這裡是書評部落格 ART書櫃 Book Review
我是板主 DrBlack Art。
創立ART書櫃的初衷
只是單純喜歡畫冊,希望透過介紹能讓更多人知道並支持作者。
本站屬畫冊推廣非營利性質
我沒有接受過任何一家書店或出版社的金錢贊助
買書也都是從各大書店平台購買
我真的不是書店或出版社啦 (汗

主站 部落格
主要發表個人收藏的畫冊介紹 (也有一些是搶朋友的)。

 Facebook 社團

希望能集中世界各地的藝術畫冊資訊
歡迎同好一起分享畫冊。
副站 粉絲頁
由於社團沒有分享功能
開了FB粉絲頁來做活動與分享。
另外,礙於空間問題
介紹完的畫冊&教學書,有些我會放在2手賣場販售。
以上是有關本部落格的介紹~
我真的不是書店阿XD…
由於畫冊都是個人買來介紹的,經費有限
如果你不嫌麻煩的話
還請從部落格裡的 [  博客來連接  ] 購買商品
我會獲得一些回饋金可以買更多畫冊來介紹
謝謝大家~
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在「購物車」的網頁列上可以確認所帶入的 AP帳號 
結帳後,該次交易會列入回饋金計算
2019 11 27%2B13 21 33 %25E8%25B3%25BC%25E7%2589%25A9%25E8%25BB%258A %25E7%25A2%25BA%25E8%25AA%258D%25E8%25B3%25BC%25E7%2589%25A9%25E6%2598%258E%25E7%25B4%25B0 2019 11 27%2B13 21 27 7 111 DrBlack - 部落格簡介 與 博客來回饋金介紹

以下狀況可能會造成推薦不成功,無法列入報酬金額計算
A.購買者點擊推薦連結後,超過24小時才進行購買,系統就會將AP碼註消掉,如此就算有消費也不能算為您的推薦。
B.同一筆訂單有部份商品是從下次待買清單放入購物車,同樣地那些商品也有可能會未帶到AP碼。
C.更換瀏覽器,購買紀錄無法追蹤 (例如:使用ie點選連結,但使用firefox/chrome下單)。
D.過程中更換結帳的平台,購買記錄無法轉移追蹤(例如:用手機網頁點選後移至app結帳)。
E.AP碼的紀錄在視窗(瀏覽器)關閉後就不會繼續紀錄,如您先將一項商品放入購物車未馬上結帳,然後將視窗關閉。隔了一段時間又重新開啟瀏覽器視窗到博客來繼續放入其他商品完成結帳,可能發生部份商品未帶到AP碼的情形。
F.關閉cookie功能或於24小時內手動清除cookie也會失效。
G.成立之訂單若一經消退,則不列入回饋金計算。
H.只要購買者經由您網站中帶有AP碼的banner或單品推薦進來,24小時若有消費就算您的業績,若24小時內若點選不同推薦連結,會紀錄為最後一筆推薦之連結(亦為被新的AP碼取代)。(例如:完成推薦連結後,又跑去逛別的網站、或其他AP會員的廣告等,造成連到別人推薦的連結進來)。
I.如因個人操作因素導致商品未推薦成功,恕系統無法重新記錄補發,建議可在商品成交後24小時內至系統查詢。
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Sep 13, Grand Remembrances

Today is Grandparents Day in the United States. Being a Grand is a special honor. I feel very blessed that my wife and I have two grandchildren. We were able to visit them today. Yes, we are still being cautious with the coronavirus, but we also find it very difficult to not see them when they live so close. So today we did drop by to visit Jacob (age 10) and Sophia (age 7) along with their parents. We brought donuts and caught up with them. Our grandchildren are still pretty young and this is a precious time in their lives – and ours!

I wish I had known my grandparents better. We never lived in the same place. Dad was a career Air Force pilot, so we moved around a lot. But we did get to see them once in a while when they would visit us, or we them.

A Plague of Giants

There are five known magical ‘kennings’ or types: air, water, fire, earth, and plants. Each nation specializes in of these kennings, and the magic influences the society. There’s a big pitfall with this diversity of ability and locale–not everyone gets along.

Enter the Hathrim giants, or ‘lavaborn’ whose kenning is fire. Where they live the trees that fuel their fire are long gone, but the giants are definitely not welcome anywhere else. They’re big, they’re violent, and they’re ruthless. When a volcano erupts and they are forced to evacuate, they take the opportunity to relocate. They don’t care that it’s in a place where they aren’t wanted.

I first read Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid books and loved them (also the quirky The Tales of Pell), so was curious about this new venture, starting with A PLAGUE OF GIANTS. Think Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series. Elemental magic, a variety of races, different lands. And it’s all thrown at you from page one.

But this story is told a little differently. It starts at the end of the war, after a difficult victory, and a bard with earth kenning uses his magic to re-tell the story of the war to a city of refugees. And it’s this movement back and forth in time and between key players in this war that we get a singularly grand view of the war as a whole. Hearne uses this method to great effect.

There are so many interesting characters in this book that I can’t cover them all here. Often in books like this such a large cast of ‘main’ character can make the storytelling suffer, especially since they don’t have a lot of interaction with each other for the first 3/4 of the book–but it doesn’t suffer, thankfully. And the characterization is good enough, despite these short bursts, that by the end we understand these people and care about what happens to them.

If there were a main character it would be Dervan, a historian who is assigned to record (also spy on?) the bard’s stories. He finds himself caught up in machinations he feels unfit to survive. Fintan is the bard from another country, who at first is rather mysterious and his true personality is hidden by the stories he tells; it takes a while to understand him. Gorin Mogen is the leader of the Hathrim giants who decide to find a new land to settle. He’s hard to like, but as far as villains go, you understand his motivations and he can be even a little convincing. There’s Abhi, the son of hunters, who decides hunting isn’t the life for him–and unexpectedly finds himself on a quest for the sixth kenning. And Gondel Vedd, a scholar of linguistics who finds himself tasked with finding a way to communicate with a race of giants never seen before (definitely not Hathrim) and stumbles onto a mystery no one could have guessed: there may be a seventh kenning.

There are other characters, but what makes them all interesting is that they’re regular people (well, maybe not Gorin Mogen or the viceroy–he’s a piece of work) who become heroes in their own little ways, whether it’s the teenage girl who isn’t afraid to share vital information, to the scholars who suddenly find how crucial their minds are to the survival of a nation, to the humble public servants who find bravery when they need it most. This is a story of loss, love, redemption, courage, unity, and overcoming despair to not give up. All very human experiences by simple people who do extraordinary things.

Hearne’s worldbuilding is engaging. He doesn’t bottle feed you, at first it feels like drinking from a hydrant, but then you settle in and pick up things along the way. Then he shows you stuff with a punch to the gut. This is no fluffy world with simple magic without price. All the magic has a price, and more often than not it leads you straight to death’s door. For most people just the seeking of the magic will kill you. I particularly enjoyed the scenes with Ahbi and his discovery of the sixth kenning and everything associated with it. But giants? I mean, really? It isn’t bad enough fighting people who can control fire that you have to add that they’re twice the size of normal people? For Hearne if it’s war, the stakes are pretty high, and it gets ugly.

The benefit of the storytelling style is that the book, despite its length, moves along steadily (Hearne is no novice, here). The bits of story lead you along without annoying cliffhangers (mostly), and I never got bored with the switch between characters. It was easy to move between them, and they were recognizable enough that I got lost or confused. The end of the novel felt a little abrupt, but I guess that has more to do with I was ready for the story to continue, despite the exiting climax.

If you’re looking for epic fantasy with fun storytelling and clever worldbuilding, check out A PLAGUE OF GIANTS.

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The Artwork Of Gary Choo

Gary Choo is a concept artist/illustrator based in Singapore. I’ve know Gary for a good many years ( 17, actually ), working together in animation studios in Singapore like Silicon Illusions and Lucasfilm. Gary currently runs an art team at Mighty Bear Games, but when time allows he also draws covers for Marvel comics, and they’re amazing –

The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo

To see more of Gary’s work or to engage him for freelance work, head down to his ArtStation.

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