They're both multiples of 3

 
It's interesting seeing the relative popularities (and operating costs) of sites manifest in their end-year fund raisers. Wikipedia and Mozilla claim "If everyone reading this gave $3 we could end this right now". The Internet Archive puts its threshold at everyone reading it giving...

This could be any post

 
Tired. Any work day is wasted so far as trying to get school stuff or any other project done (such as putting together a job application, which is the other thing I should be doing this week). Frustrating, even when it's so brief as this evening's was I'm pretty useless for applying focus to anything that isn't decompressing. I think the most disappointing part is, as quiet as the library was tonight, I can't even honestly say I helped anyone. Books got put away, maybe that's...

It was called "Mother's Little Helper on the Couch"

 
A thing I just saw reminded me of an interview I listened to [there is a transcript available at the link] on All in the Mind a couple of days ago. They were talking to a psychiatrist / historian who had done research into gender and mental health. Apparently, a study he conducted had shown a shift in how our society conceptualised depression from the 1980s onward. A split, where women are perceived as having difficulties with housework, with socialisation, with their love lives, while men are perceived...

What I have been silent on, for lack of a time to post

 
Suspecting I don't fit with any sort of conscious queerness. Too mainstream of a person mayhaps, or some other thing doesn't fit. Don't like the feeling that I ought to do the same sort of celebratoryness that I see others do. If I tell myself that, it is like telling myself I am an incomplete person without religion? Feeling adrift and lost, like I don't have a home that I fit anywhere. Has led me to repeatedly wonder if the problem is that some function in my brain which would normally experience...

Er...

 
Sorry about all the reading journal spam. I just wanted to clear out the backlog of things I hadn't crossposted from Tumblr and get it out of the way so I could disentangle from that site. Is all down now. Should be all back to the usual sluggish posting pace...

Book Dragon is Reading - Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi

 
Act 11 – Reunion, Endymion In the previous chapter and this, there has been a lot of using a drawing of a bunny as shorthand for character’s referring to Usagi. First noticed around when they were on the Moon and, I think it was Sailor Venus, joked about her being a real moon bunny. I’d known for a long while her name was a reference to the moon rabbit, but had not expected her to be depicted so directly with one. I pretty much always find mind control plots distressing. Coincidentally...

Book Dragon is Reading - Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi

 
Act 10 – Moon I’m having increasing difficulty recognising where are the boundaries between these chapters. Tuxedo Mask / Endymion captured, a portion of the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal absorbed into his body. Surely the stage is set for a bold and dramatic rescue of not only our heroine’s love, but also the aspect of that which she guards that is contained within him. Fortunately the Dark Kingdom is utterly foiled by whatever ineffable magic is going on here. I would think it...

Book Dragon is Reading - Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi

 
Act 9 Serenity, Princess Although from the feel of the narrative it was relatively easy to tell where this chapter began and the last left off, more or less, I still when it came to actually writing these got a bit confused as the title page does not match where the table of contents says the story begins (nor where it feels like the transition is, which is closer to agreeing with the TOC). At first I thought the TOC might be incorrect but it seemed to match with the previous chapters, so my current...

Book Dragon is Reading - Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi

 
Act 8 Minako, Sailor V Ongoing storyyyy!! It feels a bit unfair to the existing cast to have Minako / Sailor V show up to announce she’s the princess they’ve been assigned to find and protect, and that she’s been keeping a hidden training eye on them the whole time. Especially that she’s already taken care of hiding away the ‘Legendary Silver Crystal’ that’s so important, too. She is gracious and princessly though, taking time to greet our heroes and commend them on their fine...

Book Dragon is Reading - Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi

 
Act 7: Mamoru Chiba, Tuxedo Mask Usagi, holding up Tuxedo Mask’s glasses in his room: "Why didn’t I notice before?" In fact I could have sworn she had noticed before, except flipping back through the first volume this does not appear to be the case. And she has fallen for him so haaard. I suppose, narratively speaking, this is the point where the characters reveal and discover the strength of their feelings for each other before circumstances of drama conspire to keep them apart. The...