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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 372/473 minutes
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
The Drops of God 1
Shu Okimoto, Tadashi Agi
Progress: 99/424 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 448 out of 553 pages.

Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant - Kazuto Tatsuta

From page 418: the mask Tatsuta wanted to wear in his first interview photo. They took two photos, one of him in this mask and one of him from the neck down. They used the one of him from the neck down.



Next up is stuff that's possibly Grimlock Signal-worthy: robots!



The image is from page 444 (sorry for the blurriness). It's 2014 and Tatsuta is working in an actual reactor building at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. There are low exposure areas there, but also plenty of areas where the radiation levels are too high for humans, even with protective gear on. That's where the robots come into play. They work in teams of 2-3. One robot does the 3D scanning that helps humans plan out future decommission work, one robot relays the data back to the base, and a potential third robot goes in and helps them if one of them tips over.