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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Game Slaves
Gard Skinner
Progress: 66/320 pages
The Red Book of Primrose House: A Potting Shed Mystery
Marty Wingate
Progress: 249/624 minutes
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Reading progress update: I've listened 60 out of 139 minutes.

The Dispatcher - John Scalzi, Zachary Quinto

"'You stabbed the fucking judge?'

'Look, dude, it's against the rules to sto-'

'The judge did something you thought was against the rules so you fucking stabbed him?' Mason roared. 'You think that was appropriate?'

'Dude,' the duelist said and then screamed as Mason shoved his own sword into his chest.

'Oh, I'm sorry, was that against the rules?' Mason asked and yanked the sword out."


Heh. Although I really don't see the appeal of these duels. I mean, yes, you'll end up safe and sound in your home after it's all done (unless you're one of the very unlucky few who stay dead), but first you have to deal with the pain. And these guys suck with swords, so it'll probably be particularly awful until someone finally hits an artery or something.