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20 Nov 20
RIP. She never underwrote, but her prose was good enough that one let her get away with it. theguardian.com/books/2020/nov…
She herself stepped back from some of the things she wrote in Conundrum, but, as a book published in 1974, it’s heroic.
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30 Sep 20
I trust my gut positive feelings most when they're about anime in which, on paper, I should have little interest.
Hence my relative confidence in my judgement that there's something to Simoun.

A show I bothered to watch twice despite it not being (mixed metaphor alert) up my street on paper. ImageImage
Also I had forgotten that in Aer's first on-screen combat she straight-up rams the enemy aircraft. Image
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7 Jul 20
Checked out J-Novel Club's translation of the story of Lina Inverse. Must be some mistake: it's clearly in prose.
I'd never seen Slayers and have watched a few episodes. It's untaxing, which is needed at present.

So far, I think it's more okay than good, though.
Broadly speaking the more gremlinous the characters are allowed to be the better it is.
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