I suspect I'm going to finish it this weekend (but not tonight; that would be excessive, and I already have a headache from all the crying).
OMG, this show is adorable. The main character is a weightlifter at a sports university, who is mostly very happy being a bull-headed hot-tempered jock, until one fateful day when ( plot spoilers happen )
I'm about halfway through. Events have transpired, and ( more spoilers )
I just. Bok Joo is giving me so many feels. She's about as lacking in EQ and self-awareness as Go Mi Nam from You're Beautiful (that is a wild overstatement; NO ONE is as clueless and un-self-aware as Go Mi Nam!), but seeing her grapple with not being traditionally feminine and the way everyone treats her like a hefferlump, and her humiliation at knowing she's being ridiculous leading her double life but she can't help it, and the moments of pure happiness she grabs whenever she can... is all hitting me pretty hard. *snuggles her heartbroken and befuddled self*
Also, the love interest is somehow awful and utterly adorable at the same time. I don't know how he's managing it, but I have high hopes that he will
ION, I've rented the first disk of Black Sails, having decided to give it another try after bouncing off the pilot a couple of years(?) ago and since hearing many people squee. The warnings on the case include sexual violence; can anyone advise: how graphic is the non-con? Like, is it going to squick me and stick in my head for days? Does it happen to main/POV characters? /o\
IOON, we watched the pilot of You Me Her last night, and it was great. I'm looking forward to more.
White Collar: Neal is knocked unconscious during a case, cue Prohibition-era noir episode with singing, saxophones and threesome subtext, a la Moonlighting's "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice."
White Collar: Peter and Neal are captured and held in a confined space. Very confined. El, Mozzie and June work together to rescue them (with Diana and Clinton helping in the background).
Battle Creek: All of season 2.
Agent Carter: All of season 3.
Captain America: A Falcon movie, with the breezy tone of Ant-Man and Spider-Man. Basically, I want (more of) a Sam/Steve romcom. ;-P
The Hope of Another Spring: Takuichi Fujii, Artists and Wartime Witness brings Fujii’s art to a broader audience with the stunning pages from a diary he kept while incarcerated during World War II. Written by Barbara Johns and with an introduction by the artist’s grandson Sandy Kita, this book offers a historical, art historical, and also deeply personal insight on to Takuichi Fujii. The first half delves into Fujii’s biography, providing an overview of his life in Seattle and the position of Japanese issei artists within the West Coast art scene, before delving into his family’s forced relocation first to the detention camp in Puyallup, Washington, and then to Minidoka, Idaho. The author also provides a as thorough an accounting of Fujii’s career and life work as possible.
But the gem of this book is the reproduction of Fujii’s diary that takes up the second half. His sketches and their accompanying notes (diary entires of a sort) provide a detailed look at life inside a Japanese internment camp and the emotional turmoil of that experience. The text ranged from a simple description to more of a thought out musing. It’s very poetic in styling and voice. All told, the works provide an intimate portrait of this life behind barbed wire fences. The Hope of Another Spring offers an issei artist’s perspective to our understanding of Japanese American’s wartime incarceration, while also bringing a valuable study of Fujii and his artistic journey and long career.
Gabby's first words are brought to you by my baby book, which claims my first word was "ship," and a conversation with my mother, which confirmed that it was not, in fact, "ship."
Speaking of autobiographical things, in case you missed it yesterday, I'm quietly releasing comics about my life and my cat(s, RIP Smudge). I'm calling it 32.
I'll be posting extra (probably more personal) strips for Patreon patrons, in case you'd like to read the ones I'm not sharing publicly. :)
Gabby is neither eating nor sniffing her doll's face, she's just a very concerned kisser.
Hey, I know y'all have been waiting for something NEW from me for awhile. Well, I consider this sort of a halfway project, because it's basically about ME, but... I think you'll like it. Autobio strips about me and, generally, Ellie. And some other stuff. I'm calling it thirty-two.
Let me know what you think!
1. Shining how we want - Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, Shortest fake relationship ever.
2. Back it up and do it again - Neal Caffrey/Clinton Jones, The first time was a ruse.
3. Does it almost feel like you've been here before - time traveller/time traveller, The portal whines alarmingly.
And I've read lots of great ones (there went my morning!), but this is my favourite so far:
Pets by lirin - Neal & Satchmo, How can anybody be exasperated around a dog like this?
ION, yay new Doctor!