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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Pushkin Vertigo)
Shika MacKenzie, Soji Shimada, Ross MacKenzie
Progress: 102/316 pages
The Bishop's Pawn (A Marc Edwards Mystery Book 7)
Don Gutteridge
Progress: 47/239 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
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 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.