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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

I don't have anything I absolutely need to do today, so I'm alternating between listening to my favorite UTAU tuner's stuff (kyaami's latest, above), destroying things while in goat form (I bought Goat Simulator on Cyber Monday and am enjoying it), and working on reviews.


I also started "playing" World End Economica Ch. 1, which I got in a Humble Bundle a while back. I somehow neglected to see the bits in its reviews that mentioned that it's non-interactive, so it's like reading a story with pictures. There are no choices to make - at best, you press "enter" to see the next line of text. The protag is an utter jerk. There's this girl, Hagana, who's been rude and cold towards him, and who he first met when she was going through his stuff without permission. Which, yes, I can understand would be upsetting. But then he thought about retaliating by taking naked pictures of her and posting them on the Internet. And later he considers slapping her across the face as hard as he can. And even later, he contemplates inflicting pain on her, knowing that he could do it without leaving marks. WTF? This was totally not what I was expecting when I saw it was authored by Isuna Hasekura, unless readers are supposed to hate this character.