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The new book by G.G.Vinciguerra : Tales of paper

The new book by G.G.Vinciguerra : Tales of paper

Dear Readers of the Scriptorium, we are proud to present exclusively the new book in Kindle, by GGVinciguerra, “Tales of paper: The many facets of life wrapped in the coils of the tip of a pen”

Realized with the collaboration of F. Costrini, who created the graphics, layout, and translation from italian,  the e-book is a collection of the best short stories of our most active collaborator. Rounding out the work two poems, a tribute to this form of communication, rather than art, more and more left to itself.

The Author

-Giovanni, When did “Tales of Paper” born?-G.G.Vinciguerra

-In reality it is not born, or the stories that make up the e-book, they all had a different genesis. The book was only an opportunity to bring them together, allowing you to appreciate the subtle thread that links them-

-So That is all part of the same speech?-

-Actually they represent a single speech, a sort of evolution of my thought-

-What is the core of this path?-

-The human inability to truly understand the reality around us. Because of that we create for themselves illusions, preconceptions, fairytale precisely. But these stories are not real, they do not represent what happens to us or around us. Are only illusions, paper sheets that are filled with words to give meaning to our lives-

-From wich the title: “Tales of paper”?-

-Exactly. And when the story ends, when the sheet is burning, we are left with the ashes, nevertheless unable to realize that reality was always there, blatant, and that we were to hide in order not to deal with ita-

The work

-Francesco, you have edited the technical part of the book. Why did you choose to turn it into an ebook? –6a4a22b3f61a637e145f799d8c348793

-Giovanni and I are convinced that it is necessary to always remember their origins and traditions, but that you can not live only of them. We live in an era highly digitized, so the best choice was to publish a digital work, keeping up with the times-

-On which platform is available?-

-We chose the Amazon platform, and because the popular, and because it provided the right tools for our purpose-

-The format you choose, or the Kindle, it will be limiting?-

-No. In Italy there are more than 6 million readers Kindle. Moreover, always on Amazon, you can download the appropriate software to be installed on PCs, tablets and smartphones that allow reading the book-

-Besides the layout and digital conversion, which took care of other aspects of the work?-

-The graphics work, in “Tales  of paper” has involved the realization of the cover-

Tales of Paper

Click on the cover for more informations

Library of Monasterium Album

The work has opened our editorial section of Amazon: Library Monasterium Album. Through it, soon we will publish many other works, both in Kindle format and on paper. So we take advantage of the occasion to invite anyone who wanted to publish his work, be it a novel, a comic book, a collection of poems or short stories, to contact us.

Link to “Tales of paper”

 

 
Photo contest “Beyond the sight”: the winner

Photo contest “Beyond the sight”: the winner

Dear Readers Scriptorium of Monasterium Album, it is with great pride and pleasure that we present finally the winner of our first photo contest theme.

It was not easy to choose who gets the first place, because all the works presented were beautiful. Although many of you have never followed a tutorial of Photoshop, nor used Photoshop itself, the delicacy and precision of many shots they surprised us, because of their naturalness and spontaneity. It appeared therefore difficult to choose who it was for the palm of victory and more lively (but always friendly) discussion has disturbed the normal silence of our Library of the Worlds. In preparation, the guys of  the staff, drew up its own list of eligible candidates, but in the end it fell to the undersigned, as a judge, declare which photo had better hit the theme “Beyond the sight”, taking into consideration the technical quality , the use of light, etc …

The winner and his photo

 

That’s why, I can proclaim loudly that the first place goes to Luca Giordano, of Cesena, with the work titled “Shades of Gray” (Ombre dal passato). A beautiful shot, focusing on the use of the tonal scale of grays, of the convento francescano in Ravenna, Italy . Great also the idea of deliberately ignoring the sumptuous mound of Dante Alighieri, to dwell on details held by ordinary visitors as secondary:

  • the little bell tower
  • the ladder with the arc below
  • the mound where they found shelter the bones of the great poet during the war

Evidently our friend Luca is not fasting of photography and softwares for its development, as the above mentioned Photoshop, but his talent is undeniable using them to fulfill the aim.

The award

Our relentless GGVinciguerra is already working to package the premium Luca. Although in reality we had asked him a short poem inspired by the winning photo, our obstinate Sicilian writer has decided to deal with a long story, always focusing on the work of Luca (who then ask you to wait a few more days)

Closing credits

I would like to, in fact, we would like all of us in the Scriptorium, thank the many participants and all those who supported us spreading the competition on Fb, Twitter, etc … You have all been very good and we would have wanted to dedicate a poem to each of your works, but unfortunately we have not yet found the time to clone the poor Giovanni. Seriously, your talent has so impressed that, if you’re interested, we could think of starting a series of Photoshop tutorials to help you improve and maybe ripresentarvi the next competition that (perhaps) should be held after the summer.

Greetings to all and remember: “All we look at the world, but few observe it”

Contest gallery

 

 
Editorial of May 2015

Editorial of May 2015

Scriptorium Monasterium AlbumWelcome, or welcome back. May has already begun for some days, the EXPO opened its doors, it takes place in Milan the Star Wars Day, but only now I found the time to write the editorial. The space is running out so no more talk and we start to pull the strings of what was done last month and what awaits us in the near

Chronicles of of April

  • Adam, the Huntist Came to an end in a daring the first long adventure Adam, the Huntist, which soon will come back and visit us with new surprises and disturbing mysteries
  • Katagames Staff in full force was in Katagames 2015; If you missed our impressions, you can be found here
  • Bestialwars It’s finally available the final version of the rulesbook , soon followed by the English version
  • The Scriptorium The blog of the Scriptorium has undergone a massive lifting: new features, new graphics and new menus. All other news we invite you to discover surfing on our pages (lazy! What were you hoping that we told all of us?)
  • Photo contest  Itended Thursday, April 30 our first photo contest entitled “Oltre lo sguardo” (the eyes beyond). The judges are working to select the winner who, as you know, will be rewarded with a short poem dedicated to / inspired by his work. Do not lose sight of the Scriptorium, then, because in any case, all the participating works will be exhibited in a special gallery.
  • Facebook and Twitter About the “do not lose sight of” the Scriptorium is also on Twitter (@scriptoriumMA) and Fb: so remember to click “Like” on our official page(www.facebook.com/scriptoriumMA) not to miss nothing, absolutely nothing, of what concerns the Library of Worlds

 May, thew prewievs

After the summary of what has been done, we move on to previews and advance directly from secret drawers of our authors:

  • New sci-fi seris
    Progetto A-83

    by BlueRogueVyse

    We are working on a new mini-series, this time of mold sci-fi / horror. Our prolific GGVinciguerra was not unbuttoned much about it but behind horrible threats we managed at least to make us say the name: Project A-83. What to say? We expect everyone to give us the first look

  • Etnacomics This year, the Scriptorium will attend the most important event for our small island with three points: the four days of Etnacomics. Almost certainly there will be in the company of friends dell’Antro ogre of Messina, ready to play our favorite wargame: Bestialwars.
  • Anime world
    Immagine da http://www.google.it/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAYQjB0&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pageresource.com%2Fwallpapers%2F26114%2Fanime-mix-vie-hd-wallpaper.html&ei=lvhHVe3ZOcW9UYqbgZgE&bvm=bv.92291466,d.d24&psig=AFQjCNFy2eh2geCIBPMrB052O2DPnJAZRg&ust=1430866404846123

    by http://goo.gl/yCb1Ew

    Whispering voices and coded messages left on torn pieces of paper, they suggest that they are preparing a series of articles on the world of Japanese anime. Only time will tell what our sources are reliable

Conclusion

Well, for now everything. Nodding on our volumes and shrouded in gloomy silence of the scriptorium, we can only wish you, as always, a good read.

Freedom is a inestimable good, but the greatest freedom of all is the ability to express their thoughts.

 

Star Wars 38 years of timeless myth

 

The genesis of the myth “Star Wars”

Star Wars: two simple words that are sufficient to ignite the imagination of everyone. It was 1977, there was still no cell phones, tablet laptops; Humanity had barely touched the deep space. In America, however, a man already dreamed of other worlds, other worlds. Distant in time and space: “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” A medieval sci-fi, including lightsaber, rebels, Jedi Knights, stormtroopers and he, the true icon of the entire saga, Vader.Dart Darth vader star wars
Star Wars, gleaming spaceships, planets forgotten monsters as big as moons and a plot that gave the second episode (now renamed fifth after the release of the three pre-quel) the twist most famous in film history: “I , I am your father! “.
And there, in the darkness of the halls, light years away from modern 3-do by computer graphics, we dreamed of: to Dart vader star warskiss the beautiful Leila, to fight alongside Han Solo or Luke encourage the young on its way along the Force.
Years have passed, chapters have been added. Star Wars has become a cult phenomenon, a modern myth, able to overcome all barriers and unite under one symbol people from all over the world and all walks of life.

  • Telefilm

  • Short-movies

  • Fan-zine

  • Cartoon

  • Comics

  • Books

  • Videogames

  • Gdr and gadgets

Then came they, too: the cosplayer and YouTubers, who have given new life to the immense and varied world of Star Wars, thanks to their self-produced works and their costumes.

New life to the myth of Star Wars.

We all thought that the saga would not be continued; but no. Again Lucas surprised us by announcing the seventh chapter. The trailer is depopulated on each channel of information from classical media to Youtube. Within 24 hours, the sentence of Han Solo, pronounced at the end of the preview has already become a slogan: “Chewie, we are at home”
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Star Wars Day

Fans quiver, prancing. But for those who just can not wait, these days is taking place in Milan the Star Wars Day: Parades, like the one organized by the associations 501st Italica Garrison and Rebel Legion Base Italian. Thematic areas inside the Arena Civica reproductions of stage models (like the X-Wing), and more. Also participate in the LEGO Star Wars Day by building a Darth Vader over two meters high (of course, entirely in bricks).
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Conclusion and Gallery

The myth rises, returns with more force than ever. It’s time to go into battle, to face the dark side, to defend the helpless in the name of the ancient temple of the Jedi, it is time to Star Wars: may  the Force be with you.

gallery from Bestmovie