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SHINee’s Jonghyun ‘Sherlock’ Teaser Images Hit the Web

Over the past couple of days SM Entertainment has started to release teaser images for Korean pop band, SHINee’s fourth mini-album, Sherlock. Now after releasing 4 of the 5 members teaser images (Minho, Taemin, Onew and Key) the photos of Jonghyun have been revealed. These two images were posted on Twitter, as SHINee’s Official Website is slow to load and we have yet to see a third image.

SHINee’s Sherlock will be released on March 21, 2012.

Sherlock will also be made available on the iTunes Store on March 19, 2012 so international fans can have early access!

The boys are currently filming the first music video for the album.

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Jonghyun is the only SHINee member known to have an official twitter – you can follow him at @realjonghyun90

As a Shawol myself, AureliaDiesel will be keep you updated on everything SHINee during the weeks leading up to their comeback on March 21!

See AureliaDiesel’s articles about Minho, Taemin, Onew and Key’s teaser photos.

Let us know what you think of the Sherlock teasers in the comments!

SHINee’s Taemin ‘Sherlock’ Teaser Photos Revealed

The first teaser photos for the Korean Pop band, SHINee’s upcoming Album, Sherlock, were released yesterday. The images featured SHINee’s member, Minho, and revealed that the album concept will be about SHINee taking on the role of ‘french boys’. The second set of teaser images released, features the youngest (maknae) member of the band, Taemin. To see the rest of Taemin’s teaser images, visit the official SHINee website at http://shinee.smtown.com/. The rest of the teaser images will be released on SHINee’s official site over the next couple of days.

SHINee’s 4th mini-album, Sherlock, is set to be released on March 21.

Also, the members of SHINee are currently filming the first music video for the album.

To see AureliaDiesel‘s post on Minho’s teaser images, click here.

Image courtesy of allkpop

As a Shawol myself, AureliaDiesel will keep you updated on everything SHINee during the weeks leading up to their comeback on March 21!

Minho Featured in SHINee’s First Teaser for their Fourth Mini-Album, ‘Sherlock’

Attention Shawols & Kpop fans!

One of the most anticipated kpop band comebacks of the year has been that of the popular boy group SHINee. Now the wait for their first teaser image is over. According to the ‘teasers’, SHINee’s fourth mini-album will be titled, Sherlock. Apparently SHINee is going with a ‘french boys’ concept for this new mini-album. The rest of the teaser images will be posted on SHINee’s Official Website in the coming days. The boys are also in the midst of filming the first music video for the album.

Image courtesy of Soompi

So, Shawols, what do you think? Are you still excited for SHINee’s comeback, or are you a bit hesitant after seeing the first teaser images?

Sherlock will be released on March 21. For more information, read Soompi’s article about the teaser images here.

As a Shawol myself, AureliaDiesel will keep you updated on everything SHINee during the weeks leading up to their comeback on March 21!

Assassin’s Creed III official photos/screenshots leaked: My First Impression

Image courtesy of GameInformer

Both yesterday and today, multiple images and information has been leaked about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III game from Ubisoft. Set to be the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series after the first 4 games, from the images leaked of the yet-to-be-released game, it is clear that it is set during the American Revolutionary War. After games taking place during both the Crusades and Renaissance Italy, I think this move to America is a very interesting one. A game taking place during Colonial America is fresh and creative, and I can’t wait to see how Ubisoft will choose to insert the Assassin ‘Brotherhood’ into the Revolutionary War. My one concern, however, is since this game’s historical theme will hit so close to home, Ubisoft really needs to get their facts right. I really hope that I won’t be playing the game thinking that Sarah Palin wrote it. That means, Paul Revere better not be going off to warn the British that an assassin is coming to kill them all.

Image courtesy of GamesRadar

One of the best aspects of the Assassins Creed games has been the inclusion of real historical figures. I just hope that Ubisoft will be able to continue this sense of ‘realism’ in their games, and that I do feel like I’m experiencing the American Revolution, not an ‘American’ interpretation of the Revolution. I know that their has already been some people expressing their concerns as to whether or not Ubisoft will portray a bias towards America in the game – making Assassin’s Creed III some type of patriotic, rah-rah fest. As the conflict in the game series focuses on the war between the Assassins and the Templars, I doubt this will happen. However, since the Assassin’s Creed images feature the (currently unnamed) main character in front of the American Flag, complete with images of George Washington, it’s safe to assume that you will be playing for the American side of the revolution.

Now, in terms of what the main character is like, you can read this article from GamesRadar here, where they list every inference they have made about the character from all that has been revealed. Currently, it is assumed that the character is Native American. This is what I find to be the most exciting, because having a Native American protagonist could lead to so many cool storylines in the game. I think one of the reasons the Assassin’s Creed games are so good, is because their main protagonists (and characters in general) are diverse. Though I would love to see female protagonists more often, Ubisoft has done a great job creating interesting and unique male protagonists.

Image courtesy of GamesRadar

Some Assassin’s Creed III screenshots have also been leaked, and the big news is – the weather changes. This may seem like a small detail, but it has big implications. Realistic weather can take a game from good, to great. And if the environments change with the weather, than this game could very well be amazing.

In conclusion, even though I have yet to play Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, and I am still looking forward to this game. I do wish Ubisoft would leave just a little bit more room between their games, because the quality is always in question. I really hope Ubisoft put they’re best effort into this game. Rushed games are rarely ever good, and the last thing I want to play is a game that botches American history, all because the game developers wouldn’t take a little more time to polish their final product.

Assassin’s Creed III is planned to be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 30, 2012.

Here are some articles you can look at for more information on Assassins Creed III:

via @GamesRadar

Assassin’s Creed III box art released, confirms new character and setting –> http://bit.ly/z8BHuh

Assassin’s Creed III’s main character – everything we know so far –> http://bit.ly/wN95h4

Assassin’s Creed III screens leak –> http://bit.ly/z7ru2J

via @GameInformer

April Cover Revealed: Assassin’s Creed III –> http://bit.ly/xPc4AO

via @t3dotcom

Assassin’s Creed 3: Release Date, Trailer and Rumors –> http://bit.ly/yY2rI6

SOPA, PIPA and YOU

If you’re a regular internet user, or have been keeping up with the news lately, you may have heard of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). What you may not realize is the direct impact this proposed bill could have on you personally, if it is eventually passed as a law. Both SOPA and PIPA (Protect IP Act) would allow the government to shut-down, block, and censor websites such as YouTube, Google and WordPress based on user-generated content. For example, if a blog on WordPress.com links to something that could be viewed as an infringement of copyright, the entire WordPress community could be at risk. As a blogger (and regular internet user) I am opposed to these bills being passed. I believe the internet should be a place where individuals can not only express themselves, but have the power to share information with a global community. The internet is a place of freedom, and it should stay that way. SOPA & PIPA will give the United States government power over the internet that they should not have.

Here is a great video explanation of SOPA & PIPA from “Khan Academy” on Youtube:

I urge you to get involved and participate in protesting against SOPA & PIPA. If these bills get passed, you may not have a presence on the internet the same way you do now. Take advantage of what these bills threaten to take away, and use your voice – uncensored.

Google has set up an online petition that you can sign here – https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

You can also use this page set up by Wikipedia in order to look up your Congressional Representatives – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CongressLookup

“Fight for the Future” has a form you can fill out online that will send a message to Congress – http://americancensorship.org/

The WordPress.com News Blog also posted about the WordPress “Censorship Protest” and how to add a black protest ribbon to your blog – http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/join-our-censorship-protest/

I also suggest that bloggers take a stand and make sure to post about this critical issue and spread the word to their followers.

“End Piracy, Not Liberty.”

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