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There should be a service/website/app that tells you if/when the book you want to read is gonna be translated into your language. Like, I’ve seen dozens of interesting books that maybe will/could be published here, but if that ever happens, they’ll be at the bottom of my growing TBR pile and it’s quite possible I’ll forget they existed (and interested me somehow).

And I keep seeing all those cool books/comics recomended by BookTubers/GoodReaders and I keep adding new and new things to my TBR pile, without much hope I’ll be able to get at least a half of them. Which is annoying as hell.

Any advice?

Crossposted to LJ and Tumblr
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I wish Welcome to Night Vale finally returned from its hiatus. I know it’s a bit random thing to say, but listening to a new Night Vale episode every two weeks has been my routine for... years now, and as such, has a really calming effect on me (no matter the topic of the given episode). The lack of Night Vale makes me feel even more unsettled and anxious, and there’s definitely too many things now to be anxious about. So... I can’t wait.
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One of the most important and unxpected things in the new “Logan” trailer is not the fact the kid Wolverine meets is young X-23, but the fact X-Men comics are now an in-universe thing, something that exists within that world.

That quick moment from the trailer is enormously important because it implies that at some point someone decided to create a story, a work of fiction starring one of the universe’s most hated and feared minority - and made them heroes. Showed them as heroes, showed them doing important stuff, living meaningful lives, and having - that’s what the scene the issue from the trailer shows - support of others. Not being alone, different and “bad”, not staying in the background so the “normal” characters could shine, but being the heroes, the protagonists of their own stories.

There are in-universe authors, in-universe publishers that made the comics Laura reads - and the fact she could get them means that at least at some point they were easily available for any reader that wanted to get them. And - as much as I understand Logan’s “And not like this” - I am not surprised that the young mutant kid became “an X-Men fan”. Why wouldn’t you embrace the thing that helps you survive?

Crossposted to LJ and Tumblr

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"Don't be afraid. Just begin."


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Jan. 12th, 2017 02:32 pm
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I’ve realised that I read books the same way I pick my tea mug every morning - by matching them with my mood. So no wonder I have so many books unfinished (I called it, “in reading”), because whenever my mood changes, I pick a different book. And that “picking” sometimes involves digging up a book that hasn’t seen the light of day for weeks (/months) and patiently waited for its time to shine.

Crossposted to Tumblr and LJ
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What do you do when you find a book you've clearly started reading but never finished? Do you try to pick it up from the bookmarked moment? Or do you start it again because you know you've probably forgotten some of the important details? Or maybe you leave the book where it was, concluding if it stayed unread for so long, you probably didn't find it interesting in the first place..?
gokuma: (baze by ahsoki)
I've been digging through Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide and here are some droid-related things I found interesting:

  • you can program a droid to be loyal to you/your family/a certain class of people (for example high ranked officers),

  • droids can be programmed to identify as male/female,

  • droids with highly-developed sentience are better at more complicated tasks but are harder to work with,

  • frequent memory wipes destroy a droid’s personality (or if they happen since its creation - do not let personality to form).

  • sentient droids are aware of the quality/complexity of their own programming and can strive to change it (which is, IMHO, something very important) .Visual Guide mentions a Jedhan droid called L-1 K-OHN who saves money for a better processor, to be able to understand spirituality.

  • Saw Gererra owns a medical droid who is switched on and off because Saw doesn’t want him to have scruples about giving him more and more pain relievers. If the droid was conscious all the time, its programming would cause it to have ethical doubts and dillemmas.
Crossposted from Tumblr. Also on LJ
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Setting a new Goodreads goal. Yeeeeeeey!


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