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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Dark Victorian: Risen Volume One
Elizabeth Watasin
Progress: 35/97 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 211/722 minutes
Death Note: Another Note
Progress: 54/176 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 164 out of 402 pages.

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - Jane Jensen

I have my book back! Yay! Unfortunately, right away we have a lack of logic issue.


Earlier, Gabriel couldn't figure out how to convince someone to part with a particular silver bracelet, so he managed to secretly make a mold of it. (I couldn't help but think about the amount of time he kept that clay in his pocket, and the number of times he fingered it. The stuff should have either been a smear or a crumbled mess by the time he had an opportunity to use it. Another instance of game logic not working in a book - in a game, you can keep clay in your inventory for however long and never worry about it.)


Unfortunately, Gabriel wasn't an amateur jeweler and didn't have the money to pay someone to make him a copy of the bracelet. When he managed to get a quick $100, I figured that he'd be using it to get the bracelet made. The text even told me that was what he planned to do. But then he bought an alligator mask for no apparent reason. Jensen has a habit of having Gabriel do strange things and waiting until later to explain his reasoning, so I thought maybe this was his first step towards getting the bracelet. Except now Gabriel is standing around wondering why he bought that mask (by the way, that $100 was literally the only money he had - the man doesn't even have a stray quarter in his pocket and had to barter for food during an earlier scene). ::sigh:: I guess this means he bought it because it will mysteriously be useful later in the game, I mean story.