178 Followers
179 Following
LG

Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Vintage: A Ghost Story
Berman, Steve, Steve Berman
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 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
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

TV show: Atelier

I started watching Atelier the other day, a Japanese show developed for Netflix. It feels like watching a live action adaptation of a jousei manga, but I've checked, and I think it's actually an original series.

 

Never has there been a show with so much lingerie and so few dudes around to comment on it and ogle ladies wearing it. That said, the two episodes I've seen have had some odd moments. And lots of cheesy moments. And moments when Mayuko would probably have been fired in the real world. (Or possibly arrested. I'm amazed that model wasn't more creeped out.)

 

But so far it's a weird cheesiness that's mostly working for me. I giggled at the over-the-top heartwarmingness of a young mother's life being changed by a really good bra.