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The Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Capture

What do you get when you take an owl, give him human characteristics and then send him on an amazing adventure? You get Kathryn Lasky's Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. The Capture is the first book in this series, which recently became a full-length motion picture that premieres on September 24!


Soren's Story

Soren is a young barn owl who finds himself on the forest floor one night while his parents are away hunting. Only a few weeks old and not able to fly, Soren knows that he's in a lot of danger and figures he probably won't survive the night. But suddenly he's scooped up and taken to a place called St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls, where lots of baby owls like himself live, except they're known by numbers instead of names.


Right from the very start, Soren has a funny feeling that something about the academy isn't quite right. In fact, his friend Gylfie, a small elf owl at the academy, thinks the exact same thing! Oh well, Soren figures he can deal with it until he learns how to fly, and then he can make his escape...


Unfortunately, it's not quite that easy. Soren also needs to avoid being moonblinked, or brainwashed. As it turns out, the academy's real goal is to control all of the owl kingdoms on earth...and not in a good way, either. So it's up to Soren to learn to fly, avoid the brainwashing and escape in order to save the owl kingdoms. Guided by fear, hope and loss, the little owls work toward finding answers and gaining their freedom.


Give A Hoot

This is an absolutely amazing, incredible book! Jathryn Lasky makes all the characters so believable, and you really find yourself caring for each of the little owls, and worrying about what will happen to them in the end. So what if they're not humans - the characteristics they're given by the author in this book make them as real and believable as any human character, and we can't wait to read more books about owls in this fantastic series!


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"Powerslave" wrote:The education system isn't there to create intelligent individuals and definitely not there to teach, it is there to create useful pawns for the elites, we are all brainwashed from day one. So yes I think they should change,  but they most likely won't. Said Perfectly  
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drowning posted in Debating:
Schools really should change how they do things. It's ridiculous. A student shouldn't be frowned upon because they can't figure out a 3 page formula or make the highest score on his/her SATS when there's questions to topics they don't even remember learning about in the first place. Why don't they teach us more about ways to save money? Or how to balance a check? Why not how to change a busted tire on a car in case of an emergency or how to help your loved one who's suffering from depression? Taxes? How to get a job? I can agree with the above. Besides basic math, spelling, and reading; I haven't used just about anything else in my day-to-day life and I'm going to college soon. School has become nothing more than merely a way of "natural" selection.
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eclipse11 posted in General:
My pic is of Eridan from homestuck.))
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Smiling with gratitude, Polaris spoke again. “Thank you, kind sir. Our people remember Those who assist us. But, do you swear? Swear that you will leave this December   For our lands, and bring to your skills and wit To save our young heir from the clutches of beasts?” Star Swirl became hesitant when at last he heard The nature of his quest, but he did not cease   In his resolve, and he swore by the Sun and the Moon “By Celestia and Luna’s names, I swear I will rescue your heir, Polaris, and I will depart At the dusk of tomorrow from here.”   “Truly you are a stallion of strength. I will guide to your quest at the time you may. The details I soon will reveal As we continue upon our way.”   The feast was concluded and all fell to sleep, But Star Swirl lingered when Polaris he espied By the fire, watching the flames And the wizard sat down at the unicorn’s side.   “Tell me of this heir you have spoken. What is their name, and by whom were they taken? Or what, should I say? By ‘beast’ mean you dragon?” Polaris sighed. His countenance seemed to be shaken.   “Her name is Royal Blue, and she is my daughter. She was indeed taken by beasts, us beaten and battered, A tribe of savages like never before seen. They are ponies with minds bended and shattered.   So savage are they, we know not how We are to defeat them without harming my child. They do not allow us to approach Without threats of her death by animals wild.”  
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 Right now? An anime girl who I think I kindof look like, except for the fact she looks like she can kick serious butt, where i would just hurt myself trying. (I would definetly try tho....)
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