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Costume ideas for "Super Geek" (super hero)?????

Suspenders, knee high socks, make a symbol "SG" out of felt, shiny paper or some other material and hot glue it to your shirt and/or cape. Wear your superhero pants high up. Have a utility belt with calculators, number 2 pencils and pens, and get a small book and make a book cover, design it to say Algebra or some math related subject. Talk with a geeky accent when trying to save people lol. Next year I am being Super Chef, the bad guy fighting cook.

What is it like being a comic book geek now that superheroes are so mainstream? (For teens/young adults)

To me..It is awesome!! lolI've loved comics since I was 5 about 10 years ago and have been getting comics and toys ever since, I'm probably a little obsessed.although I've never really been bullied for it, where I live people play yugioh, Watch Anime, Sing Japanese openings to songs, and love Pokemon, but now lately Girls are obsessing over Jared Letos Joker and People are Talking like experts about Deadpool and Deathstroke (I'm an Expert on him btw) from their Media Appearances, and its pretty fun to argue and Communicate over Comics now^-^.I even sometimes have friendly arguments on Characters that I then Show people their abilities, I've Had Sauske from naruto vs the Flash arguments or Doomsdays abilities, and Sometimes I show people characters most people don't even know(Ask a Random Stranger who is the Sentry from marvel comics and they won't be able to tell you most likely)Anyway to answer your question, as a teen I am not furious at people over not reading the comics(though they should to support their favorite characters) I am even happy we can now Argue over Comics to a stranger.

Did any of your books get rejected by publishers?

Yes. A lot. I got rejection letters and rejection e-mails. I think I kept most of the letters in a box under my desk.I’m not one of those writers who takes rejection letters personal. I always thought of them as business correspondence. I offered up a good and the publisher wasn’t into it. That didn’t make my good bad and wasn’t an attack on me. I think that’s a hard lesson for many writers to learn, but publishing is a fickle business and you have no idea what a particular publisher is looking for on any given day. Of course, you did your research and you know they are looking for het romances with feisty female characters, but on that day they may have had their fill of feisty heroines and are really in the mood to read geek heroes wearing glasses. Your manuscript isn’t bad, it’s just not what they want that day.

What are some famous Greek mythology books?

Of the ancient ones, people already mentioned The Illiad and the Odyssey.Also deserving of mention should be:Theogony by HesiodBibliotheca by Pseudo-ApollodorusMetamorphoses by OvidAeneid by VirgilThough retelling only specific stories, some of Sophocles’s tragedies also count among classical literature, most notably:King OediphusAntigoneThe opus of Greek mythology is pretty large, there are a lot more books, but the above ones are kinda influential in their own right.Slightly more modern classic would be:Bulfinch’s mythology: age of fable (my top recommendation if you just want to learn about greek mythology).Percy Jackson and the Olympians (It’s a kind of a greek mythology fan fiction, set in modern day. It’s a best seller, it’s a light read, does a decent enough job of getting the original myths across. Don’t touch it if you want something you can quote in academic circles though.)One more book I’d just like to mention here:“When they severed earth from sky” by Elizabeth Barber - this book isn’t exclusively about greek mythology and it’s really not famous. But I do believe it kinda should be; I’ve read about 30 different books on mythology, but none was quite as enlightening on the topic as this one. It explains how societies form myths form and encode information in them. This one really allowed me to view myths with different eyes, seeing that a lot of seemingly arbitrary or even ridiculous details can contain valuable information.

What were the best and worst books of the decade?

Best:

1) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
A unique approach to fantasy that continues to entertain millions of people everywhere while also touching on relevant themes such as good vs. evil and the effect love can have on one's life.

2) A Certain Slant Of Light by Laura Whitcomb
One of the few books I simply couldn't put down. Though it does have a few parts I'm unhappy with, the overall "wow" feeling this book left me with rightfully earns it a place in my top few.

3) Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Obviously a book for children doesn't have the literary merit of adult fiction, but for me this seemed like nothing ever done before in a book for younger people. And it was done wonderfully, as per usual with Neil Gaiman. (I would have added Gaiman's Neverwhere had it been from this century.)

Worst:

1) Twilight/New Moon/Eclipse/Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
There have been so many discussions about why this book is terrible on yahoo answers I don't even feel like I need to explain. Just ask Lyra.
To sum it up: sucky writing, sucky characters, sucky everything.

2) The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
The entire series makes me not want to be a teenager. "Oh I'm flawless. My beautiful blonde flowy hair is simply perfect, of course everyone wants me." No love he just likes you because look like his dead girlfriend. Ugh. Not to mention I nearly tore the book in two after the major Deus Ex Machina from the last book.

3) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
To be blunt, movies and books based on the German Holocaust have become so terribly overdone I've grown apathetic towards them. The fact is that Markus Zusak took far too many pages for this novel. It should have been done in no more than 300 pages (compared to the actual 560 pages). No pages at all would have worked as well.

What are some good Greek mythology books for young adults?

If it’s serious research-type books on Greek mythology, you won’t find it here.If you want a fun take on Greek myths, try the Mythlopedia books by Steven Otfinoski. They’re actually written to introduce kids to the myths, but it’s done up in such a fun way that the YA audience would likely enjoy it too. It’s got a bit of the Horrible Histories vibe going.If you’re looking for YA books with Greek myths tied in, you can try some of these series:Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick RiordanMyth-O-Mania by Kate McMullanMythos Academy by Jennifer EstepThe Goddess Test by Aimee CarterMedusa Girls by Tera Lynn ChildsOh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn ChildsNobody’s Princess by Esther FriesnerTrue Love by Kieran ScottPegasus by Kate O’HearnGoddess Summoning by P.C. Cast (this one’s more adult than YA)Or these standalone titles:Quicksilver by Stephanie SpinnerQuiver by Stephanie SpinnerTemping Fate by Esther FriesnerGoddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. CooneyAvalon High by Meg CabotTroy High by Shana NorrisRadiant Darkness by Emily WhitmanBeauty's Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy by Carolyn MeyerHappy reading!~

Will Marvel ever get the licenses to some of their heroes?

Honestly, according to my opinion, yes. Remember Deadpool movie in which they showed Bob of Hydra and the Helicarrier in the final showdown against Ajax? It was a movie by Fox and Marvel didn't even make a fuss about it. There are also rumors that X-Men Apocalypse would be the last film by Bryan Singer. I think this all points to show that maybe, just maybe, Fox may collaborate with Marvel Studios the same way Sony's doing with Marvel in the case of Spider-Man. We also know that Wolverine 3 will be the last time Hugh Jackman will pop his claws. So according to all this evidence, I think we may see X-Men and Deadpool kicking it with the Avengers anytime soon. This is all my assumptions as a comic book geek.