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Fri Aug 19th, 2016


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09:17 pm - Friday thank god
Slept in to 11 again in order to enjoy a dream which I have now forgotten. The previous dream that I was hoping to continue was a convoluted thing about living in a residence with various girl students, some nice and some mean and all more complex than I can now recall. It was winter and dark, and the rooms owed something to Drearcliff Grange, but beyond that deponent knoweth not.

Then found a tumblr post about Romantic Fantasy that took me back to the vanished world of twenty years ago:
1995 was a big turning point. In a single year, while Sailor Moon was finishing up season S and moving on to Super S, the following powerhouse anime were released: Fushigi Yuugi, Magic Knight Rayearth, Wedding Peach, Gundam Wing, Evangelion, and Slayers... The impact of that year and the following (1996 was the year of Escaflowne and Hana Yori Dango) was immediately obvious if you went to SF&F cons in the US. The cosplay shifted, the panels shifted, there was a lot of sudden interest from women in what had been presented as a mostly male genre often erroneously equated with porn. Many women I had formerly discussed Bradley, Lackey, McCaffrey, and Rawn with were now discussing CLAMP and Takeuchi-sensei and the best places to get reasonably-priced import manga.
Bref: I spent this morning in Somewhere Else.

See also the comments to the romantic fantasy link for emo Vanyel and his bff Fluttershy.

The Prince emerges from the interval between A Grief Observed and Barthes' Mythologies. Slim paperbacks will do this. Two down, one to go; but I wonder where a substantial hardcover might be lurking?

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From:i_am_zan
Date:August 21st, 2016 08:37 am (UTC)
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Ahhhh ... I remember McCaffrey's Talent universe ... I loved those stories! I remmeber Pern too of course, but I remember wishing there were more of her Talent stories.

^_^

so twenty years ago .... I'd just graduated, home for the first time in ten years and quite at a loss with what to do with myself ... beyond hoping that I might find a job.

Nostalgia ... double edged sword that it is. *HUGS*
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From:flemmings
Date:August 21st, 2016 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Double-edged indeed. However enticing, there's always a suspicious little relief that it can't come back again.

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