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A congealing stew of contradictory thoughts. 
19th-Mar-2008 11:36 am
Re: Wings #300: Ah, how I love thee. The magazine that is to manga what Ursula K. Le Guin is to prose is celebrating its 300th issue with a stellar lineup that includes every mangaka serialized in the magazine in recent memory...with the notable exception of Narushima Yuri, who just started a new Shounen Mahoushi story arc a few issues ago. Talk about information overload! When did Wings start serializing manhwa? Wow, non-BL from Nitta Youka. Double wow, full-color serial from Kisaragi Hirotaka--holy pointy-eared people in Heian Period clothes! Nishi Keiko's still got her shit together, obviously. Is Tenkawa Ai also-known-as Dr. Ten?

Re: PiQ #1: Huh. I didn't know that "the rest of us" meant fanboys. So it's dedicated to the fanboys, but I have a feeling that even they will have no qualms about regifting it. And clearly the editors have decided to distance themselves from Newtype USA by rejecting every last thing that was good about that magazine. Simply awful.

Re: B.O.'s postmodern-ish speech on race yesterday: While confining any discussion of a concrete course of action to two tortured sentences (which sounded on the right track...but were so vague I may well just be reading what I want into them), B.O. instead prefers to waste most of his airtime telling us everyone has a right to their feelings. Which I'm assuming means that I'm entitled to my feeling that this pompous verbiage that sounded like self-congratulation mixed up with American Minority Relations 101 needs to be slam-dunked into the nearest circular file. Oh, and according to B.O., one big reason why we're having so many problems is because black men aren't allowed to be proper men. Hear that, black women? When you felt you had no other choice but to take the reins of your family with both hands, you were actually abusing black men and making your country worse. You should've been coddling their fragile male egos instead! Sacrifice for the good of your race! You know, I can't help but think that this telling bit just goes to show that all those white Second Wave feminists, un-P.C. though they may be, are right about gender...
19th-Mar-2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
I didn't see much of it because well... I'm feeling cynical regarding Obama with his minister thing.

Completely unrelated, Robot cat becomes Japan's first anime ambassador
19th-Mar-2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
...with the notable exception of Narushima Yuri, who just started a new title a few issues ago.

Dammit! She's my favorite in there.

If she just started a new title, does that mean she finished Young Magician? Or is she doing them simultaneously, like she oft does with her series? I wish I could get Wings where I live, but I haven't read an issue in years...
20th-Mar-2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Sorry, I'm being stupid today with my lack of specificity. T_T It's a new Young Magician story arc title--"The Cancer of Being," luridly enough.

If you really wanted Wings, you could get a subscription service...but it's expensive.

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