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17 September 2019 - Tuesday

I tried to switch to a slightly less terrible phone carrier, but they won't do business with me because Equifax (yes, them) says mean things about me. They won't say what the mean things were, apparently only one bit actually gets transmitted, but sometime in the next three weeks I should be getting a better explanation from the credit oligopoly. Then at least I'll know why I'm stuck with AT&T.


Both my games at Big Bad Con are full, so I can disappoint Liralen, Jet, and eight more people all in one weekend!


Grand finale of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance! Huh, that wrapped up less than we expected. But the credits did say S1, so I guess they're hoping for two more seasons from Netflix? Maybe by then the gelflings can develop some sort of martial skillz, because they sure don't have any now.


Read:

  • Sankarea vol 1-2 (Mitsuru Hattori): Been sitting on my shelf for ages since I finished collecting all 11(?) volumes, but now I am reading it because I have Too Much Commute. So zombie. Very fan service. Wow. But the main characters do have some kind of personality.
  • Unsouled, Soulsmith (Will Wight): Young is born deficient in the magical martial arts power that is all-important to his people, has to make his way up through the enumerated ranks to get unprecedented power through gumption and cunning. First two of a series.

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16 September 2019 - Monday

When I got up, it was cloudy and cool and raining a bit, which is perfect going-back-to-bed weather, but it's Monday. Boo!


Read:

  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes vol 4 (Hideyuki Furuhashi, Betten Court, Kohei Horikoshi): The showdown between Knuckle Geezer and Bee Girl! Also, the Band Episode!
  • The Legendary Inge (Kate Stradling): What if the person who killed Grendel was a young commoner girl? Not exactly, there are castles and standing armies and such, but close enough. There are a lot of revelations over the course of the book that make it more plausible that she did it, which might be over the top. Het romance, but he's sarcastic and cool.
  • A Boy Called Hawk (Kate Stradling): Dystopian near future, mysterious government schools, children with Mighty Brains, protagonist tries to be nice with mixed results.

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15 September 2019 - Sunday

I meant to get up and do things, but instead I slept in until 23956923 o'clock, and then when I tried to get up, I accidentally stopped moving which threw me into some kind of sitting doze with more dreams about work (not my actual job, but a combination of several jobs and surreality), and then I read terrible manga and went to lunch. Ayse said she would text me if there was an expedition to their local art and wine festival, but that never happened (kids, probably) so I spent all afternoon staring blankly at Tumblr.

The Kickstarter union-busting story is spreading. I am happy that I recognize so many of the names on the list. I did tell one company that I wouldn't be able to back their upcoming campaign because no scabs, but no response yet.

The creators on that list aren't asking for a boycott yet, so I don't feel a need to cancel my current pledges today.


The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance continues to get more doomed, although the good guys might finally be getting their act together. They surprised a prophet, anyway. Only two episodes to go!


Read:

  • Interspecies Reviewers vol 2 (Amahara, masha): Still no redeeming social value, but about three panels of plot. This volume: golems, amateur egg-laying shows, real succubi, and magical clones. Don't read this.

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14 September 2019 - Saturday

I meant to do things today, but no.


Nigh-weekly anime:

  • Sailor Moon Stars 177: Uh oh! Someone is making moves on Usagi while Mamoru is out of town!
  • RWBY 4.1-2, 3.5, 4.5: This is why normal people don't walk anywhere! Also, faunus genetics is weird. 4.4.5:
  • Fruits Basket (2019) 23-24: Finally, Kyo's horrific backstory and traumatic revelation!

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  • Yuri Life (Kurukuruhime): One-page slice-of-life comics about lesbian couples, a dozen or so per couple, all young and cute and happy. Each set ends with "And they lived happily ever after!". So, not much plot or drama or even a whole lot of characterization, but there are definitely people out there who need this representation.

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13 September 2019 - Friday

I should be coming up with a letter to Kickstarter, but I have no brain, so I watched The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance with Marith instead. Yikes! That is not okay!


Read:

  • Silver Spoon vol 9-10 (Hiromu Arakawa): Now definitely past the anime, but Hachiken is still very much a Hachiken. Maybe he can say no sometimes, though?
  • Stealing Sorcery (Andrew Rowe): Sequel to Forging Divinity. Slightly less annoying demigods, murder mystery, more conspiracies and betrayals, some flirting but still no actual romance.
  • Eye for an Eye (Erik Scott de Bie): Prose supers but would probably work well in comics form. Maybe related to other series but I couldn't tell and didn't need to know.

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12 September 2019 - Thursday

Marith waiting on making dinner until I was close to home so it would be warm and sociable when I got in, but I was not at all appreciative because I suck. :(

While eating the very nice shrimp dish Marith made, I found out that Kickstarter is union-busting. Well, I shouldn't be spending so much on Kickstarter campaigns anyway. But now I have to figure out how to write a Strongly Worded letter to Kickstarter.


Read:

  • Silver Spoon vol 7-8 (Hiromu Arakawa): The Doom That Came To Komaba.
  • Forging Divinity (Andrew Rowe): Same universe as the "Arcane Ascension" series, but different time and place. Well-defined magic as you'd expect from an RPG setting, cool guy with a magic sword, secret societies, asshole demigods. Lots of violence, very little smooching.

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11 September 2019 - Wednesday

The restaurant failed us by being sold out of both duck and mango, but that could not stop us from having Thai food while trying to play 13th Age Glorantha. I don't know why I had no trouble being decisive with my character in the other team but can't do anything useful with this character even though by both stats and fluff she should be much more of a natural leader. Maybe it's that we have no clear course of action here, or that recognizing a clear course of action would require knowing lore than only the GM really knows and only another character can roll for, or that I'm dumber than usual tonight. I sure hope it's not because the other character is a guy. Maybe I'll just sit in a pit and never game again.


Read:

  • Seed (Ania Ahlborn): Horror. Do not read if you object to bad things happening to children, or if you want anyone to survive. Actually, unless you're a hardcore horror fan, just don't read.
  • Scourge of the Realm (Erik Scott de Bie): The great hero who liberated the kingdom from the evil tyrant has become corrupt, and the princess must assemble a band of antiheroes to overthrow him. Betrayal, treachery, hidden motives, sex-positive religion, song-based magic and martial arts, gross patriarchal monotheism, heroic sacrifices, and backstabbing.
  • Silver Spoon vol 6 (Hiromu Arakawa): There is something weird about Mikage's face. Maybe she needs more nose?

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10 September 2019 - Tuesday

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance continues to be very pretty and very doomed.


Read:

  • Silver Spoon vol 4-5 (Hiromu Arakawa): Hachiken is such a hachiken!
  • A Swift Kick in the Asteroids (Edward Zajac): Apparently from the school of non-genre-aware writers who think parodies of Ralph 124C 41+ defined SF.
  • Odd Essays (Jan Siegel): Subtitled, Twelve Extraordinary Stories of Sex, Travel and Tentacles, which is true, but does not explain why it took me so long to recognize the conceit. Gets points for pale skin being freakish and for words where you can see the bogus etymology. Loses points for gender roles being the same as modern.

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9 September 2019 - Monday

Boo, Monday.


Read:

  • Silver Spoon vol 2-3 (Hiromu Arakawa): It feels like this is going faster than the anime did, but we keep getting to things I remember, so I guess not!
  • The Queen's Gambit (Jessie Mihalik): On the level of Star Wars. Het romance. It's interesting how much direct neural links have become standard in stories with even the thinnest trappings of SF, though.
  • Cloud with a Chance of Dropbears (WR Gingell): Another short piece showing how terrifying Pet and her fae are from the outside.

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8 September 2019 - Sunday

Now that we've finished the starter kit, we can make our own characters for the Sentinel Comics RPG and Dave can make his own adventures! No one can stop us, no matter how much they love the existing Sentinels fake continuity! (No offense, Robert.)

The best character is Rachel's time-travelling uplifted velociraptor supersoldier gadgeteer. Second best is Jeremy's Maserati cyborg ex-gangster and his brother the sports car. Edie made an ex-cop with a bow who likes to perch in high places, and we're not sure about Hazel's character because she turns invisible.

I don't know how to make characters.


Marith was dead from biology, so we didn't watch anything or cook any dinner beyond chicken strips or do anything else requiring a brain.


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7 September 2019 - Saturday

When I stopped petting Aspen and went to the other side of the apartment to do something, she followed me and demanded more pettins!


Ran into a coworker from previous job on the way to grocery shopping. She has bailed to Netflix, so I gather there's not much left of the company that laid me off, or my stock grants. Bah!


Dave went to an Extinction Rebellion meeting because he is not a loser like me, but then he lured Mike down to play Gloomhaven with Ken while Ayse and Jus are away getting eaten by bears camping. (Marith very kindly entertained Nonny, or at least sat with him while he watched his iPad for 39456 hours straight.) Murder Rat did a murder! In fact we cleaned up scenario #7 pretty handily, which opens up scenario that will get Mike's character what he needs to retire. Murder Rat got a special item that improves her(?) deck and levelled up, so that was good.

Also we had some pizza and Marith and I watched a little RWBY with Dave.

  • RWBY 3.10-12: Battle of Beacon! Ruby explodes! Yang explodes in a different way!

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6 September 2019 - Friday

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance continues to be full of aesthetics and also rock monsters and killer dinosaurs!


Read:

  • Silver Spoon vol 1 (Hiromu Arakawa): The anime, which I saw ages ago, follows it pretty closely, so no surprises so far, but it's still good. Arakawa character designs are weird in a non-FMA manga.
  • Knight Protector (Lindsay Buroker): Short piece set in the "Star Kingdom" universe with one of the few hereditary nobles of greater than zero worth, a het love interest, some derring-do, and low-income housing.
  • The Key of Apollo (Riley D Brady): Greek myth bloodlines in the modern day, with extra supernatural beasts. Biracial protagonist, no romance, some rehabilitation of the Titans' image.

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5 September 2019 - Thursday

Usual Thursday commute doom. At least Aspen doesn't need to get fluids every day now, so I can go to bed more expediently. Except dinner.


Read:

  • Wayward vol 4-6 (Jim Zub, Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain, Marshall Dillon, Zack Davisson, Ann O'Regan):
  • To Be Taught, If Fortunate (Becky Chambers): Not related to A Long Way To A Small Angry Planet. All about the emotions and experience of ethical exploration. I understand why some people don't like the end, but I think it works.
  • How To (Randall Munroe): ...accomplish all kinds of normal tasks, like dig a hole or provide electricity to your house, in the most ridiculous or impractical way possible. You know how xkcd works!
  • Star Nomad (Lindsay Buroker): The "Star Kingdom" books weren't terrible as SF (mostly), but this was pretty much Star Wars. Asteroid belts where you can practically walk from rock to rock, space wizards, het romance, Alliance vs Empire, etc.

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4 September 2019 - Wednesday

I was going to try to carpool with Ken as alternative to dying of the commutes, but his car needs the frammistat replaced and it took him half a day to successfully navigate the hell of car rental, so I only rode back to Monkeycat Mountain with him. It worked okay, and was somewhat faster than transit, but traffic is terrible and I hates it.

Once we were there, we found out Kelsey was cancelling again, so we ate Chinese food and tried to finish the heroquest. Victory! Wait, aren't you supposed to come out of the hero plane where you went in...?


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  • Wayward vol 3 (Jim Zub, Steve Cummings, Tamra Bonvillain, Marshall Dillon, Zack Davisson): Wait, Ireland, what?
  • Dragon Spear (Jessica Day George): This time, the dragons are being mind-controlled the old-fashioned way, by being raised by assholes.

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3 September 2019 - Tuesday

I worked from home today, so I was stupid and unproductive. Boo. But I was able to go to the vet with Aspen (instead of making Marith do all the work) and the vet confirmed that she is doing much better. She still has the kidney infection, though, so she needs to get more mouth squirts. Weeks and weeks of mouth squirts. It is so hard being a kitty!


The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance 3: Still plot! I really don't understand how the Skesis have not already murdered each other by bits and pieces.


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2 September 2019 - Monday

It's Labor Day, so I joined the Wobblies. Unions for all!


I now know when I am running things at Big Bad Con: 9-13:00 on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th! (I could have known earlier if I hadn't been scared to look.) Fortunately there is no way this can end poorly.


More The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Yikes! I would not show that scene to kids!


Read:

  • Heartless Princess Adventure Kit (Aaron King): "All the worlds ended, literally broke apart, but the Heartless Princess saved the bits she could, embedding her icy city at the top of a new patchwork planet made of the fragments of the old. You are her trusted aides and servants and envoys, and today she has a request." There is other material too, like the bits that didn't get assembled into the patchwork world and are still orbiting it, and the ocean where a goddess raised islands in the shape of letters so voyagers spell out a message to her estranged lover. Written for D&D5 mechanics, but good OSR feel. A collection of ten zines in a box with oracular lining.

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1 September 2019 - Sunday

Another session of Sentinel Comics RPG, finishing the six issues from the Starter Kit! Previous sessions have run short compared to previous games, but this one ran long, probably because it was full of exciting things that would be spoilers to describe. It was very comic-book, though, and we got right down to the end of the scene tracker before we triumphed.

Everyone wants Dave to keep running, so we will try to use the beta character creation rules to make our own characters and fight crime. Perhaps it will even work!

Got home late, but did not actually die.


We started watching The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and it is very pretty. Except the Skesis, they're gross, as they should be. I completely don't remember the original movie, which I haven't seen in like forty years, but this seems to stand okay on its own merits. I'm not sure I'd show it to a kid, though.


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31 August 2019 - Saturday

Ken and Ayse and Jus and Nonny went to the water park all afternoon, so we brought them food from Taiwan so they didn't have to cook. The special mango chicken received glowing praise.

Nigh-weekly anime:

  • Sailor Moon Stars 174-175: Villain lair sequences! Usagi hogging all the information! Fangirl Ami! Minako chasing her dreams!
  • RWBY 3.8-9: Penny vs Pyrrha, fight!
  • Fruits Basket (2019) 22: Hanajima's tragic backstory of tragedy.

Read:

  • Witch Hat Atelier vol 3 (Kamome Shirahama): Disabled representation, but maybe the points went into paying for a superpower?

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30 August 2019 - Friday

Yay, it's Friday!


Finished season two of Elementary. I'm not going to say Mycroft is the smarter brother, but he is much smarter and a better brother than Sherlock ever gives him credit for.


Read:

  • Duskfall (Christopher B Husberg): I liked it okay, but I think it counts as extruded fantasy product. The naming does not really work quite right, and the Catholic Monlithic Church has political power and a creation myth but apparently no actual guidance for people living their lives.
  • Dragon Flight (Jessica Day George): Sequel to Dragon Slippers. It looks like dragons just take 2x effect from [SPOILER].
  • Wayward vol 1-2 (Jim Zub, Steve Cummings, John Rauch, Tamra Bonvillain, Marshall Dillon): When I first read the first few issues a million years ago I thought it was awesome, so I picked up all the available trade paperbacks, but these days I am more dubious about a comic set in Japan written by white guys. One of them lives in Japan, though, and the MC is new to Japan, so I guess that's okay? Anyway, teenagers are unexpectedly manifesting superpowers and the youkai are not best pleased at being replaced by new magic.

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29 August 2019 - Thursday

Made it home. Dead.


Read:

  • Crossfire (Lindsay Buroker): Fourth book in the series. The ruthless space pirate is becoming more sympathetic, and one of the other ships might finally be lifting off (but not the main character and the princess he has a crush on, she's probably as evil as the rest of the royals anyway). Apparently in the future, security paradigms are not any better. Last book for now, but things are not even slightly resolved so I hope there are more.
  • Dragon Slippers (Jessica Day George): YA fantasy, a seamstress from the sticks meets some dragons, and adventure and commerce ensue. Does not follow the D&D3.5 rules for appropriate form factors for magic items.
  • Lost Pages of an Old Book (Carlos Marin Delgado): A noir detective gets mixed up in philosophy, AI, transhumanism, and conspiracy. Mostly philosophy.

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28 August 2019 - Wednesday

Again no Mike, so we ate tacos and played Eclipse Phase 2. I think I might kind of suck at this, since my character is completely unarmed and we just got ambushed by gangsters with bombs and guns.


Read:

  • Mockingbird vol 2 (Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, Sean Parsons, Rachelle Rosenberg): A cruise ship convention is the ideal environment to be trapped in with a smart-ass superhero.
  • Hero Code (Lindsay Buroker): Next book in the space opera series, we find out why the roboticist's mysterious background is so mysterious, and also there seem to be some kind of feels going on with various appropriate or inappropriate pairings (all het, boo). The nature of the mysterious background makes the MC a lot like the MC of something I tried to write back in a day, but I never got beyond part of the first chapter and I can't write anyway, so whatever.
  • Sparrowhawk (Delilah S Dawson, Matias Basla, Rebecca Nalty): Biracial bastard girl in Victorian England gets tricked into going to Faerie. It does not go well for anyone. The last line is augh.

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27 August 2019 - Tuesday

The bus was super-late again today. I thought people would learn how to drive their kids to school, but no, they still suck. Maybe I need to get up earlier and just accept that car culture will always try to screw up public transit.


Did I actually call it in Elementary? Or did we mishear someone calling him "sir"?


Read:

  • Man-Eaters vol 2 (Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Caramagna, Lia Miternique): Okay, something is definitely going on with this particular (incipient?) werepanther and her family, but apparently we have to wait for vol 3 to get more than hints!
  • Shockwave, Ship of Ruin (Lindsay Buroker): First two of a space opera series about a surprisingly non-hapless robotics professor, his autism-spectrum bacteriologist housemate, a bounty-hunting old lady, a killer catgirl who just wants to be loved, a knight who is also an underwear model, a murderous pirate, etc. Lots of witty banter and feels, but also lots of serious space opera action and politics and murder and doom. The planet the main viewpoint characters come from has a society that's too much like modern US, but the characters can have the tension between "home" and "these guys suck they don't even like our friend the genetically-engineered murder cutie".
  • Mockingbird vol 1 (Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, Ibrahim Moustafa): Same writer as Man-Eaters and it shows. It entertains me, but it would probably be 34659% better if I actually knew Marvel stuff.

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26 August 2019 - Monday

Sleeping all of Sunday doesn't seem to have had delayed benefits either. Also the bus failed me again.


The Princess and the Frog was pretty cute, and the blonde girl was actually a good friend to Tiana!


Read:

  • O Maidens In Your Savage Season vol 3 (Mari Okada, Nao Emoto): No, short writer girl, don't do it! You can do better!
  • The Book of Mayhem, The Book of Lies (Melissa McShane): Next two in the series, our heroine deals with more threats to the magic bookstore including family, more factional infighting, perfectly reasonable rules against fraternization, and unknown enemies who are just beginning to be revealed.
  • Ran and the Gray World vol 4 (Aki Irie): A weird mix of Ran's school (or at least student) life, creepy spirit infestation, and impending end of the world!

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25 August 2019 - Sunday

Because I am tired all the time, I tried sleeping way way in and not doing it by hitting the snooze button ten thousand times, but even though I slept for like eleven hours and kept my brain inflator on the whole time, I did not feel energetic and alert when I got up. Also I had wasted most of the day being useless. Well, begin as you mean to go on, right?

I did manage to go shopping a little, mostly for comics, and it turns out the first N-3 volumes of Astro City are quite hard to come by. Am I going to have to use Amazon? That would suck.


Veronica Mars 1.3: Never take teenage boys along when you're doing anything important. Even if you have amazing driving powers.


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24 August 2019 - Saturday

I actually managed to get up and showered and everything before the cleaners, so I could go shopping early, even though I don't need to get back and be on call. Yay me, I guess.


Nigh-weekly anime:

  • Sailor Moon Stars 173: What?! Two separate groups of Sailor Somethings running around!?
  • RWBY 3.6.5-3.7: Mostly backstory for the horrible thing involving Pyrrha.
  • AKB0048 8: Ayse pointed out that it's quite unusual for shoujo to have a leader not sacrifice all her dreams for her followers.
  • Fruits Basket (2019) 20-21: Hiro is really the master of the false dichotomy. I think we need an ancient Greek philosopher to smack him over the head. Or maybe just Hanajima to emit waves at him.

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23 August 2019 - Friday

I made it to Friday, but after Wednesday night and Thursday night, I am pretty lethargic. I did a work thing, but only one.

I had no brain and Marith didn't make a decision, so we watched Elementary. They might be slipping genres. Also, isn't Mycroft supposed to be the smarter brother? His plan must be very subtle in that case.


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  • The Book of Secrets, The Book of Peril (Melissa McShane): First two of a series about a young woman who unexpectly inherits a magic bookshop and is roundly hated for it. She also has to deal with horrible monsters, factionalism among people who should be fighting the monsters, secrets, lack of documentation, and terrible guys.
  • Ms Marvel vol 10 (G Willow Wilson, Nico Leon, Ian Herring, et al): It's pretty sad when you can't even have a slumber party without supervillains showing up!

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22 August 2019 - Thursday

And this little piggie went snorb snorb snorb all the way home. And then had to hydrate and inject and dose the cat and eat dinner, which is nto like going to bed.


Read:

  • Magic For Liars (Sarah Gailey): People have been talking about this on the Slack, so I finally bubbled it to the top of the list and read it, and it was quite good! Synopsis: A muggle PI has to investigate a murder at Hogwarts where her sister teaches, and feels ensue. So many feels, and also lies to hide the feels, and some magic, and more feels. I cannot write.
  • The Agony House (Cherie Priest, Tara O'Connor): YA about a haunted house in post-Katrina New Orleans and a mysterious comic book. Despite the actual serious threats to the characters, it doesn't feel very tense, and I'm not sure why. No romance.
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur vol 6 (Brandon Montclare, Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain): Wait, who is what now? Did I miss some other Marvel series? Or did I just miss vol 4-5 of this one? I think it's the latter.

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21 August 2019 - Wednesday

Birthday barbecue for Ken! Also, because Mike is busy doing something like having a wedding anniversary, we played more href="https://rpggeek.com/rpg/43545/eclipse-phase-second-edition">Eclipse Phase. Apparently my character's past fork was not good at leaving notes, so I'm trying to do better this time. Also, robot bug flirtation! (I can't flirt at all.)


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  • Skeleton Key vol 3: Telling Tales, Skeleton Key vol 4: Cats And Dogs (Andi Watson): I mean, there's a lot to be said for hopping vampire hockey, but otherwise I feel I have evolved beyond this. Or maybe I'm used to comics that have evolved beyond this. Or maybe I just don't like the art style.
  • Sefira and Other Betrayals (John Langan): It's not Lovecraftian Cosmic Horror, but it has a lot of the same vibe, especially the title story and also "Bloom". Tentacles up!
  • The Lore of Prometheus (Graham Austin-King): The problem with any "human experience/faculty X is the key to magic" setting is that we should either be swimming in magic now with 7G+ humans on the planet, or it should never have happened in the past when there were hardly any humans.

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20 August 2019 - Tuesday

It's only Tuesday, and the bus has made me miss my train twice this week! I blame the tens of thousands of parents who have to each drive their child to school in a separate SUV, while texting.


No brain. Watched more Elementary. They could have gone so much deeper into the wacky world of sovereign citizens. (Maybe they do in a later episode, we're not even through the second season.)


Read:

  • Skeleton Key vol 2: The Celestial Calendar (Andi Watson): Not as good as I remembered it. I think after this readthrough of the series, I will send them to a good home.

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19 August 2019 - Monday

HAPPY HAPPY KEN-DAY!!


Because no one had any brain, we watched Elementary instead of anything cool. Also I made a root beer float with salted caramel ice cream, because that's all I had. It was okay.


Read:

  • Skyward (Brandon Sanderson): Possibly ties in to Sanderson's overarching cosmology, but I don't care. Teenage girl becomes a fighter pilot on a doomed planet despite her family's terrible history. Lots of banter and trash-talking, not much romance, many mysteries and revelations, Doomslug the Destroyer, M-Bot, people objecting to highly militarized society even when there's an external enemy. Also feelings.

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18 August 2019 - Sunday

Last year about this time I was all, "I'm gonna get a passport and then I can go to Worldcon in Dublin and see Kit and it will be great" and now I'm all, "Wait, it's Worldcon?" So uh maybe I kind of suck. A lot. I didn't even go to the Extinction Rebellion meeting with Dave, because I wasn't up to commuting another four hours on one day's notice, which is really pretty lame of me.


On the advice of our pocket fronds, we tried watching Parks and Recreation. The pilot didn't grab us, so we skipped to the second season, which is supposed to be better, but meh. Marith thinks she may be off sitcoms for good, since she can't stand "humor" where people are ridiculed for not being cool.


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