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Thanksgiving anime and comics

1) Armitage III. Sounded promising on Wikipedia, which did not prepare me for a character who rivals Major Kusanagi in "inappropriate clothing for a law enforcement officer". Perhaps it's meant to distract criminals? Was interesting, but the robot science got rubbery, and the ending skipped a lot of details or explanation.

2) Voices of a Distant Star. Poignant. Poignancy ruined when I realized that FTL travel means FTL courier mail, ruining a key premise. Though you can rationalize it with the right assumptions, kind of. Someone printed out a summary of the last 50 pages of the novel, which has a happier ending but doesn't make sense unless the aliens blew up the last-used jump point... in the manga, the ship seems just too damaged to move, though the news of that seemed to go back and forth via FTL.

3) The Place Promised in Our Early Days. Might be good? But another heart-wringing relationship with rubbery science (Now with Extra Quantum!) tonight was too much for me, especially tired, so I bailed out halfway through.

In Manga news, I bought and read Ghost in the Shell. Major's a lot different, with emotions and facial expressions and boyfriends. Still lots of fanservice. Got a lot more mystical at the end, at least compared to the series, don't recall the movie that well. With mention of ESP and a psychic.

James introduced me to Girlfriends, light yuri-ish shoujo. I liked it, though I don't claim there's anything deep there. I didn't find a better way of going between chapter than editing the URL. Not manga, but I also re-read the As If webcomic archive, something I'd forgotten about.

Astro City: the Dark Age was pretty good. Dark Phoenix Saga was decent. I hadn't known it introduced Kitty Pryde and Dazzler! That was cute.

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james_nicoll
Nov. 29th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
Did you by some chance forget the left pointy bracket eye right pointy brackets?
mindstalk
Nov. 29th, 2009 06:34 am (UTC)
More like a couple of /a/s than /i/ but yeah, thanks.
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