mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Fannish Random

Read the first Temeraire book on the train back. It's sweet and pleasant and I cried like a drain but I think the second one is much better. I'm also suffering twitchy 'I'd have written this differently' flashes. That's a change from most of my fantasy English reading, which is usually 'I wouldn't have written this at all and I rather wonder why you did,' but still. My perfect contentment is marred, grump grump.

Stunned to find Zero-Sum waiting in my mailbox when I got back. It came out last Thursday. And went to Vancouver and crossed the country and arrived here on Monday-- no, I don't believe that's possible at all. If it comes out on Thursday *Hong Kong* gets it Friday. That Toronto gets it Monday (no weekend mail delivery) is a miracle. Iwase usually takes ten days to two weeks to deliver.

I now have limited-edition Saiyuuki gels from Zero-Sum's Comiket booth, courtesy of abyss_goat, in lovely glowing colours, which I may iconize when I finish gloating over them. But you can't put gels in the window like I want to. The light bleaches them.

Cities are like people and this weekend New York had a headache and wasn't going to be nice to anyone for any consideration. So the weekend splits oil-and-waterly into seeing old friends, which was marvellous, and trying to get to where the old friends were, which we won't talk about. I did meet a handful of equally distressed out-of-towners to share my misery, but I'd rather we'd all been happy instead.

Book-Off had nothing I wanted, so I wound up buying chunks of Fruits Basket and Godchild. Kinokuniya had nothing period, so I wound up buying Bleach. The New Yorkers were for once all large and pissy and in the way: two large pissy New Yorkers having a fight on the Sixth Ave sidewalk over some lover-type sin of omission can bottleneck traffic big time. New York tried to make amends by offering me a Polish parade up Fifth on Sunday afternoon but by then it was too late.

OTOH it did *not* rain for either the pre-wedding dinner or the wedding reception itself, but that's God's doing, not New York's.

Also I'm not going anywhere again ever until I get a new set of knees and feet.
Tags: place, reading_06, rl_06, saiyuki
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