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red dragon from incandescens

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Is it sad that the highlight of my weekend was having two soft tacos and a poutine at KFC on Sunday? Well, let it be sad. I was reading Karin and drinking half'n'half diet and regular Pepsi in quantity, and I was very happy doing it. Yesterday was a sunny warm 'life was slow and oh so mellow' kind of September day. Such days leave little in the memory, however pleasant they are at the time, so I shall keep that happy half-hour in KFC as a hook to hang my memory on.
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jiip sad

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Reading Japanese is the soporific to end all soporifics. Witness me in bed and asleep at midnight yesterday after a 7 pm Pepsi that should have kept me awake for twelve hours. But Pepsi was followed by a good two hours of Karin, and between the tiny fonts and the unknown hanzi, I was yawning by 10. Is still a glorious farrago of Immortals and dragon kings and pearl spirits and Great Western Mothers. I shall have a happy month rereading the thing.

OTOH my faithful Wordtank grows a little cranky, now it's past its eighteenth birthday, and I know not where I can get another. Well I do know-- online, sight unseen, for hideous prices plus hideous duty and GST and PST. Why does no one on this continent sell gaijin-friendly Wordtanks? Why is it all Casio electronic dictionaries aimed at the native Japanese?
ima ichiko aoarashi

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The raccoons that graze the back yard plums and cherries at night, and snarl and chitter at whatever it is they snarl and chitter at, remind me of youkai. Ubiquitous, territorial, chronically hungry, and with a tendency to eat each other.

And now must wait another year until the next 100 Demons; or another however long until it's translated into Chinese. This was a very good volume with development where least expected but (me being me) most desired. I fancy even paleaswater will like the grandfather story in this one.
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koitsu benkei bridge

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Spent yesterday evening power reading through the last two volumes of Kurotsubaki and in consequence have inflamed a neck disk. I'd forgotten that looking down while reading can do that, and that reading manga involves an acute degree of down-looking. (1Q84 is a hardcover, fortunately.) Shall remember from now on, but meanwhile right arm is all ow ow ow, especially when typing, which for me also involves a lot of looking down.

(Reading Japanese fiction is really a lot easier than reading manga, especially that manga. More room, easier to get stuff from context, etc etc. Downside- no pretty pictures.)
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