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Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus

I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Apex Magazine Issue 99
Allison Mills, Rebecca Roanhorse, Pamela Rentz, Mari Kurisato, Raymond Sturgis, Jason Sizemore, Daniel Heath Justice
Extracurricular Activities: A Tor.com Original
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 38/38pages
River of Teeth
Sarah Gailey
Progress: 113/113pages
Provenance
Ann Leckie
Progress: 148/432pages
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Seanan McGuire
Progress: 176/176pages
The Black Tides of Heaven
JY Yang
Progress: 132/150pages
Raven Stratagem
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 400/400pages
Discount Armageddon
Seanan McGuire
Progress: 20/312pages
Transformers Robots in Disguise: Where Crown City Comes to Life
Caroline Rowlands
Progress: 3/32pages
Avengers: Absolute Vision - Book Two (Avengers (1963-1996))
Brian Garvey, Jimmy Akin, Roger Stern, Steve Ditko, Carmine Infantino, Al Milgrom, Prentice Hall
Progress: 98/360pages

Still loving this!

Soulfire Vol. 2 - Saleem Crawford, Marcus To, Beth Sotelo, J.T. Krul

While I still adored the art, it wasn't on the same level as the first volumes, at least not in my opinion.   Sonia and Malikai's relationship is still grating to me, especially since they played with the love triangle trope here.  

 

But the world continues to get larger, adding more characters, more species - or expanding now what I knew about existing species - and it's still something I'm just devouring out of pure enjoyment.   Yes, I took a break earlier today because I went to the beach with my mom and I didn't want to bring my laptop.   (I left Vin at home and took Viv instead, so I had some digital comics to occupy me!)

 

But I fell back into this world as soon as I got back into the house.   I'm still wishing this felt more fleshed out, on the political landscape, and I'm still okay with it not going there.   There's enough to occupy me, and engage me, without that aspect. 

 

I'm also really enjoying magic in the world, what it's allowing Rainier to do, and how magic and technology are living side by side - and sometimes closer.   It gets a little creepy, but manages to make Rainier all that much creepier.   And that's perfect: we keep getting told how creepy he is, and although we've seen some of that, it's nice to see just how creepy he is.   Then again, I like a little creepy in my stories. 

 

Mal is kinda turning into a Gary Stu, but I don't really mind, just like I don't mind my Mary Sues so long as I enjoy the world and stories.   (Like in the Black Jewel stories.)

 

I'm just gonna quit babbling and move onto volume three.