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March 22nd, 2008


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10:54 pm - It says a lot about me that I was surprised when I saw people outside the church today
Before I say anything else, I would just like to point out that my absence of posting yesterday had nothing whatsoever with any boycotts or what-not - I think my feelings on said boycott are best depicted in this post.

My absence of posting was actually due to the fact I was vastly busy occupying myself with sleeping, reading, being gratuitously lazy, and catching up on my TV shows. And spending a freaking hour waiting for my fish and chips to be cooked. Stupid Good Friday, crowding out the chippies.

...I must say I haven't quite completed the "catching up on my TV shows" part of that, yet. I still have to see ep7 of Ashes to Ashes and 12 of Torchwood (which seems to be very divisive to my flist). I shall most likely be watching these tomorrow, since I am trying to de-bork my sleeping schedule, which is suffering a temporary oddity.

Reading was quite, pleasant, though - I finished Red Seas Under Red Skies and liked it very much, though possibly not quite as much as the first in the series. The bits that were basically Ocean's Eleven in fantasyland, though, were freaking ace.

Oh, and I think I've changed my mind from my previous post. Locke Lamora doesn't need to meet Moist von Lipwig, Locke Lamora is Moist von Lipwig. I still wouldn't say no to a crossover fic, though.

The other major bit of reading was Another Note (a sort of Death Note prequel novella thing). It is very possibly one of the prettiest books I have ever seen - kinda interesting given the art was never really what I read the manga for except with Mikami, my psycho manga boyfriend. Plot was actually quite decent to. Which makes it a real pity the author is so lolariously bad at coming up with Western names.

And when I say bad, I mean bad. Even the worst Mary Sue names had nothing on them. Bless.

Otherwise, Geelong beat Port in their first footy game of the season. \o/

And for some SRS BUZNES, proof Scientology is evil.

ETA: Can't believe I haven't mentioned this yet, but Doctor Who S4 is due to start on April 5th (no links, 'cos it's everywhere). I am... somewhat less enthused about this than I have been for the last few years, but I am still looking forward to it.
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From:biichan
Date:March 22nd, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
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Which makes it a real pity the author is so lolariously bad at coming up with Western names.

Coming up with lolariously bad Western names is a manga tradition going back to DECADES. You should see some of the ones from oldskool manga. ASLAN CALLENREESE, people. ASLAN CALLENREESE. (That would be the actual real name of Banana Fish's Ash Lynx, yes.)

Not to mention the plucky teen trio of Caesar Gabriel, Sugar Plum, and Leopard Solid from the first volume of From Eroica With Love.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 23rd, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
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No, I still think Death Note wins.

The manga has such classics as Quillsh Wammy, and the novella had the fabulous names of Quarter Queen, Beyond Birthday and possibly the greatest bad name ever, Backyard Bottomslash.
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From:__kali__
Date:March 23rd, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Now that you finished Red Seas what did you think of it? (I reckon Locke and Jean ought to go on the lam with Casanova)
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 24th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
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As I said above: Really quite good, though I think I slightly preferred the first one. Mainly because I liked the on land Ocean's Eleven plotty conman stuff somewhat more than the shipboard shenanigans.

But them and Casanova would be... interesting.

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