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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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Apr. 7th, 2017 04:50 pm (UTC)
If you move to DW full time: I wish you all the best and good luck. I'm staying here. Not going anywhere because I don't think much will change for me anyway... and even though a lot of people already have "scared deleted" their LJs, I don't plan on leaving at all, not even planning on backing up my LJ... *shrugs* I understand the people who will, but like I said: I don't think anything will change for me.
Apr. 8th, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I just feel like it's time to accept that they're not going to hire a replacement for the co-worker who left, which means the workload's not going to let up any time soon. (And, I mean, it's not like I can say they should hire an extra person just so I can have some time every day to goof off and read LJ during my lunch break and maybe a few times when it's not my lunch break.)

Good on you for staying! I enjoyed reading your reaction posts to TV shows I was also watching (and a few that I wasn't watching, but still was curious about).
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