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An early birthday gift from Laura! 
7th-Apr-2008 07:35 pm
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This promisingly-shaped package (nearly two-thirds the length of my leg) came in the mail today:


A big stack of manga!


Thanks muchly, m'dear! You're the greatest. ^_~
Comments 
8th-Apr-2008 12:06 am (UTC)
:-D I know I am. Did you enjoy my packing skillz and the lack of boxes? :-D

And YAY! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
8th-Apr-2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Did you enjoy my packing skillz and the lack of boxes?

It seriously looked like more trouble than it was worth. ^^;; If it were me, I would've just used a box.
8th-Apr-2008 12:59 am (UTC)
No box. And was pretty easy to do. :) Just like a present.

There were 21 no? My counting is good?

Also, um. Comic Party? If you ever see it, give it a wide berth. Ick. One day, I might have to send you as a happy birthday to ME! present.

Are you going to be on AIM later tonight?
8th-Apr-2008 01:03 am (UTC)
There were 21 no? My counting is good?

I didn't check. But I took a picture. Count yourself. ^_~

Are you going to be on AIM later tonight?

Something you need to talk about?
8th-Apr-2008 01:05 am (UTC)
I did count before I sent them but I be neurotic. :) I would tell you to enjoy them but considering my own enjoyment, not sure how much you will. Though, I really, really want your opinion.

And mm hmmm. Work related issue.
8th-Apr-2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
What series are they? *curious*
8th-Apr-2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
You can't read the spines? :P
8th-Apr-2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
Nope. Nearly Blind Girl here^^
8th-Apr-2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Ask Laura if you're really dying to know. I've got a ton of more important stuff to do this week, and she has a list. ^^;;;
8th-Apr-2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Gravitation volumes 1 to 10, Ai Yori Aoshi volumes 1 to 5, Aoi House in Love! 1, Azumanga Daioh 1, Bleach 1, Hana-Kimi 1, Love*Com 1, Peach Girl, Sae's Story 1, Get Backers 1, Nana 6, School Rumble 1, Welcome to the NHK 1, Fall in Love Like a Comic 1 and Fall in Love Like a Comic 2.

I think that is the list. There could be one or two more but don't think so. :)
8th-Apr-2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks. That's a rather eclectic group of manga.
8th-Apr-2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
It was kind of "HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASEY! LET ME CLEAN OUT MY BOOKCASE FOR YOU!" Or, the manga I tried and didn't want to hang on to. (I kept Alive, Case Closed, Genshiken, Punch, DramaCon, Skip Beat.)
8th-Apr-2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking you're probably the kind of manga reader who can read anything and everything^_^
8th-Apr-2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
God, no. Also. No. Followed by NO. I tend to like fluffy happy Shojo stuff. And mystery stuff and music stuff. Disliked Bleach, Get Backers, Welcome to the NHK, Hana-Kimi, Love*Com, Azumanga Daioh, Ai Yori Aoshi after a while and Gravitation after a while.

But I tried to read them because I thought exposure to other stuff would be good and help expand my understanding of anime and anime culture. (So I could do a better job with Fan History.) If it involves vampires, gender swapping, magic, vampires, fantasy, I'm not likely to read it even for the reason of expanding my horizons.
8th-Apr-2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
So manga that has some ties/similarities to RL? Although I have a hard tme believing any female fan can stomach Ai Yori Aoshi, no offense meant of course.
8th-Apr-2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Casey got me started by reading Genshiken. :) It was educational to pick things up, put some terms used in manga into context, helped me better understand anime fandom and I looked less stupid the last time I went to an anime convention. :)

And Ai Yori Aoshi was... interesting enough for me to read more of it. It just got to the point where it was dragging, yawn, don't care.

What I don't get is how people like Bleach. :(
9th-Apr-2008 04:30 am (UTC)
I think of Bleach or Grayman as one of those never-ending serial manga. They just go on and on until they lose readers^_^ Although I did buy the last vol of GetBackers to see how it ended and the ending was typical for that kind of manga.
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