I was impressed at how many ways this guy managed to not say the word “die.” I think my favorite was “remove itself from the census” 😂
Read Miss Abbott and the Doctor
Doctor Andreas Marino loves his quiet life, filled with work and simple amusements, and when the strange Miss Abbott arrives in his town he decides he doesn’t like her at all. Unfortunatelly she’s funny and quirky, has an uncommon past and seems to enjoy getting him in trouble. Welcome to a sketchy Victorian rom-com!
I have been reading this webcomic over several months because Webtoons forces you to read it through their app, which only lets you read one page a day unless you buy tokens. I would rather just buy a copy of the book — though I calculated it at one point and the author (and Webtoons, I don’t know the split) get a lot more than they could charge for one book if someone were to FastPass the whole comic.
I was wholeheartedly enjoying it up till the series conclusion.
SPOILERS below the fold
When a dating agency claims to match Earth women with extraterrestrials, fraud investigator Cyan Blue goes undercover as a client to expo…
A funny premise to this novella. Love the skeptic assuming everyone is just really good at cosplay when they’re all aliens 😂
Had to roll my eyes at a line that has the skeptical heroine who debunks supernatural claims trashing on atheists. Um, really? Doesn’t believe in anything else without evidence but believes in God? 🙄 That’s the author going for a cheap laugh.
The misunderstanding at the end was a bit contrived. I also thought her affections towards him built too quickly, but that is common in novellas 🤷♀️
I kept waiting for her name, Cyan Blue, to be revealed as her undercover name, but it was real? 🤔 A beta reader should have called that out.
Different size infinities? 🤔
He got me on this one, I totally remembered the “there are multiple infinities” wrong after watching the Veritasium Hubert’s Hotel (?) video about infinity whenever that came out.
His ping pong ball explanation of thinking of infinity as a set was helpful for me.
Watched Lower Decks S1E1
Ensigns Mariner and Boimler run into difficulty on Galar. Meanwhile, an alien virus infects the crew of the Cerritos.
Not our jam. Also the characters talked way too fast.
Watched Bill and Ted Face the Music
Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.
Wow, I feel like they don’t make a lot of hour and a half movies anymore but that was the right length.
Goofy and nonsensical, you know exactly what you’re getting.
Watched The Lost City
A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.
I laughed more than I expected to! They did a great job making fun of the tropes of romcoms and romance but not in a mean way. Yes, it has all the scenes you expect, but the writers go all in, push the gags as far as they can, and don’t take the story too seriously. It’s goofy and it knows it.
I want that pink bodysuit.
A Happy Swan
Swan’s reaction to human returning home.. 😊 pic.twitter.com/gpabGHWFUo
Map of the ocean
Welcome to the ocean. Here’s a map. Please note: This is not a real map.
Love juxtapositions like this 😂
I’m reading Why Fonts Matter right now which talks about playing with fonts whose style contradicts the message. This takes that and one-ups it with the frilly gaudy feminine plates. Probably like some commentary on the fakeness of being nice rather than kind, or the expectations of femininity.
In the same vein as Wayne White’s word paintings (who I desperately wish sold prints). They both jar the expectation of their base medium. She riffs from refined to rude, while Wayne White starts with cheap landscapes and strips away any pretense of fanciness. But both the china and landscapes are mass produced pieces trying to pretend to be something they’re not, playacting at upper class.
Discovered she also has an Etsy and it is delightful in a different way. I feel this “just one last little plant” magnet. Also my French is not good so I thought “Aimant a frigo” meant “loves fridge” not “fridge magnet” 😂 I want to call magnets “fridge lovers” from now on lol