“People usually think of leopards in the savannas of Africa but in the Russian Far East, a rare subspecies has adapted to life in the temperate forests that make up the northern-most part of the species’ range. Similar to other leopards, the Amur leopard can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. This incredible animal has been reported to leap more than 19 feet horizontally and up to 10 feet vertically.
The Amur leopard is solitary. Nimble-footed and strong, it carries and hides unfinished kills so that they are not taken by other predators. It has been reported that some males stay with females after mating, and may even help with rearing the young. Several males sometimes follow and fight over a female. They live for 10-15 years, and in captivity up to 20 years. The Amur leopard is also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard.” (WWF)
Unfortunately, Amur Leopards are critically endangered. Humans have pushed further with their livestock into the Amur Leopard’s habitat. Amur Leopards are one of the rarest big cats in the world with an estimated 60 solitary individuals left in the wild.
After Hades and Persephone, I’d like to develop more myths, some of Shakespeare’s plays, and classic works of literature into modern renditions.
Since there have already been successful renditions, what can I do to make mine different?
Short answer: yes. A million times.
But it can be done again.
Net neutrality is on the verge of being taken away from us.
Everyone who is able to express how they feel on this should! We can all make a difference, we have the tools!
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I will be starting this project off by focusing on retelling Greek Mythology, following the steps of Rick Riordan and George O’Connor.
I’m going to start with my personal favorite, the story of Hades and Persephone.
Yes! Modern Lit is a mini-genre in itself. Modern renditions of “old” literature have been widely successful.
As a kid, I constantly felt lonely and apart from my environment. As I grew, so did that feeling. Reading was my only vice.
My librarian from high school constantly mentioned that she didn’t “really enjoy” a book until she was in her late 20s. (more…)
I agree with Neil Gaiman when he says “well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love for reading.” People think of reading as boring because they were never introduced to books in an interesting way. But it’s possible!
My new personal project will revolve around one of the main things I’d like to do with my career: make “boring” literature interesting and fun.
It been fun learning how to create a manga/comic book. I now have a better understanding of the trade and am willing to move forward with my craft.