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February 2nd, 2007

08:17 am - Memeage

Which Minekura character am I?Collapse )

09:18 pm - BPAL sale!

I moved the BPAL sale from earlier this week over to sinandsalvation in this post, and added a couple of things. I also put my bottle of Treat #2 up on eBay.

Reminders (I'm not asking you to pay now, just reminding you that I've got stuff gor you. :D)

rachel_renee, I've got an Herr Drosselmeyer set aside for you.
tokyoghoststory, I've got two Midnight Mass, one Stardust and one Winter of Our Discontent set aside.
ceru_see, for you I've got Black Ice, Herr Drosselmeyer 2006, Knecht Ruprecht, The Winter of Our Discontent, and Yule 2006.

11:20 pm

Just read Dokebi Bride 3, and I'm loving every second of it. XD

DB is a manhwa put out by Netcomics. Sunbi is a teenager who grew up with her grandmother, a shamaness* out in the Korean boonies. When her grandmother dies, Sunbi has to move to the city and live with her father and his wife and daughter. Suffice it to say, nobody's really happy with this arrangement. A complicating factor is that Sunbi's mother had great spiritual power, but denied it and ended up dying from the harassment of evil spirits, and Sunbi's inherited this power. Sunbi's father, a psychiatrist, thinks that his former wife had suffered from a psychiatric disorder and is frightened that Sunbi may have inherited it. Sunbi starts to get harassed by spirits and tries to find ways to get rid of them.

Book 1 is a bit slow, as it starts with Sunbi's childhood with her grandmother and moving to the city. Book 2 picks up a bit as her spiritual problems start arriving, and the series hits its stride with book 3, as Sunbi sets out to do something drastic about it, with (naturallly) unexpected consequences. I think the art also hits its stride in book 3 - the backgrounds are more fully developed, and the people and spirits are drawn with a little more confidence.

Minor spoilers from volume 3Collapse )
* My inner anthropological geek wants me to use the proper feminine term, "shamanka," but I figure few of you will know what I'm talking about if I use it.
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11:50 pm

20 min, 3.9 mi.
62.5 total. At the gate on Farmer Maggot's land.
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