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I really just loved the last few episodes. I liked Shyamalan as a villain. And the tension held throughout. Muroto was pretty badass in his own way. I also really loved how tight Birdy and Tsutomu were. I really love their friendship. Two characters I wish had more screentime were the spy Birdy punched out and her former teacher. They just seemed like very interesting characters, though admittedly this is a short, actiony cartoon. But the ever cursed Yakuza boss keeps appearing so maybe they will too.

Just started season 2. Its starts off pretty exciting although I'm a bit worried about Birdy getting a bad "end like" Tsutomu did. Also why is the Altan bad kid now working for Birdy's source? Does this ever get explained.

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Missed a bunch of days so cramming it all here.

Day 07 - Least favorite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise


Everyone's in Love/A decent percent of the cast has love as a motivator and its unrealistic or boring

My most recent experience with this is in The Tears of Artamon series. What started out as 'that's kinda cute' went to 'why does the bulk of the cast fall in love at the drop of a hat, and why can't anyone just be like my priorities > getting action'. Like many characters will completely change loyalties/deeply held priorities because they like someone. Probably the only couple that's convincing is Eugene/Astasia since they had build up. Like I don't even get the main couple as they had about 2/3 conversations before epic love followed.

Day 08 - A book everyone should read at least once Books I dropped one year (2008-2009) and why.


I am a firm believer in one person's personal classic is another person's personal hell so here's a list of books I dropped when I was trying to do a 50 book challenge (but stopped around college) and why.

Forward the Foundation by Issac Asimov - Never read his Robot stuff so I was very lost.
Monster Blood Tattoo: Lamplighter by D.M. Cornish - Started off very slowly. Have the book so I might try again when I have the time. Actually I need to reread the first book since I forgot most of it. Though I remember loving the first, which was why I bought the second as soon as I could.
The Last Dragon by Silvana de Mari - The dialogue of the child was written in the most annoying way possible. Basically that kind of way people think kids talk, but not really.
The Fire Within by Chris D'Lacey - Very boring. Nothing happens.
Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox - Didn't care for the bulk of the cast. And there were some character's stories told that had little relevance to the story (at least up to the halfway point, if things got better than sorry for having a short attention span).
This list should probably be longer, but I have a habit of reading about 5 pages into a story, getting bored and forgetting all about it. Save for the Monster Blood, these were ones I got to around the halfway point before giving up.

Day 09 - Best Scene Ever


"Professor Von Grimskull's monocycle roared beneath him
as it thundered through the crimson night-sky, the wheel forged
from sheer awesomantium snarling its way across the flaming
dirigible's upper frame. The legion of steam-powered zombie airpirates
had all ready taken control, their engine-ladened frames
churning out thick choking whorls of vaporized smoke; soon, the
zeppelin would crash into the swirling energies of the temporal
anomaly, completing the necrocthulthic ritual and fulfilling the
eldritch prophecy — bringing an end to the universe.

"The bronze-nosed Von Grimskull made a low, deepthroated
snarl. "The Doctor is in... VINCIBLE!""

Taken from Arcadia Snips and the Steamwork Consortium.

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