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

Currently reading

Saga Book One: Deluxe Edition
Fiona Staples, Brian K. Vaughan
Progress: 439/505pages
Deadpool Classic Vol. 20: Ultimate Deadpool
Kelly Doudna, Mark Bagley, Brian Michael Bendis
Altered Carbon
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 67/516pages
Batman (2016-) #40
Stephen King, Jordie Bellaire, Joëlle Jones
(First Signet Printing) the Mossad Inside Stories: Israel's Secret Intelligence Service Paperback By Dennis Eisenberg and Dan Uri (1979)
Dan Uri, Dennis Eisenberg
Vision: The Complete Series (Vision: Director's Cut (2017))
Stephen King, Mike Del Mundo, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh
Progress: 34/484pages
Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars Prose Novel
Alex Irvine
Progress: 15%
G.I. Joe (2013-2014) Vol. 2: Threat Matrix
Fred Van Lente, Steve Kurth, Jamal Igle
Progress: 65/154pages
The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie: A Cowboy Love Story (Bluebonnet, Texas Book 4)
Amie Stuart
Progress: 14%
Starting Out with Python (4th Edition)
Tony Gaddis
Progress: 248/744pages

The art, guys, the art

Fairy Tail 5 - Hiro Mashima

This would have been another three and a half star read if the art hadn't taken that terrible down turn. 


 I don't mind if it's not great, but some of these were so terrible that I reduced half a star.   I've come to expect the art to range from pretty bad to decent, but some of the art in this exceeded that, and just... ugh.   


On the other hand, the storylines and character relationships keep getting more interesting and complex.  I still don't like many of the characters, but there seems to be some growth and I'm enjoying them a little more than I did in the first volume.  Lucy has become stronger, more confident, and giggles, or talks about how cute she is, much less.   Natsu and Gray can get along enough to save people, even though they still bicker and snipe at people.   They also brag about how awesome they are, and how they can beat the snot out of each other, but whereas before those were their predominant features, now they show that they care about others around them. The attitude of the Fairy Tail guild - that they're the best, the strongest, that failing will bring shame on them - seems to foster the worst in Natsu and Gray, but the fact that they protect people shows them at their best. 


So, I'm definitely going to continue.   But this still looks like an addictive series, without being a favorite.