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So long and thanks for all the fish!

(moved to Dreamwidth)
RL has been a bit crazy these past days weeks months, so my spare time's been a bit limited.

It seemed a good time to fully move to DW, although I may reconsider that within the next 30 days, like the indecisive person that I am.

Fandom-wise, I watched the first few episodes of the Nikita reboot, which I enjoyed for Maggie Q being badass and sexy. It's not enough to make me sure I want to get the rest of the series (I'm ... not really into shows where everything is Serious Business, Drama and Tragic Pasts) but we'll see.

Manga-wise, I treated myself to a reread of Ouran High School Host Club, which is still one of the most sheer fun manga I own. (This reread will be my first time reading the final volume. Ahem. Excitement mixed with 'but then it will really be over and I will not get to read new Ouran stuff ever again'?)

Bookwise, I'm wrapping up my reread of Jack McDevitt's Priscilla Hutchins series, which ... well, I really like that this is SF without any military aspect. It's strictly archaeology in space, exploring alien planets and civilizations and dealing with the bureaucracy/mundane stuff that comes with having a whole universe to explore.

And then something goes really, really wrong and we're suddenly in a slasher or disaster movie, and it's kind of cool and exciting, but also hey, I sort of liked that character and now they're dead?

And then we get to a planet where everyone's sort of polyamorous, except also 100% straight, and I'm ... a bit puzzled and wondering if the author's really that oblivious (it's less a statement of everyone being 100% straight and more a statement of 'these people have multiple sexual partners! and orgies sponsored by the local Philosophy Society!' and then only ever meeting guys appreciative of girls, and girls appreciative of guys). I like some other bits of these books, but ... this just feels weird and a little uncomfortable. (One throwaway line would have been enough! One! I'm easy!)

... Okay, maybe that bit bothered me a bit more than I thought, and I'm not actually that easy.

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