October 8, 2020

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.

October by Robert Frost

I’ve been meaning to make a post for a few days now: really, this post was supposed to be written on the 1st but…time is a slippery thing these days. The 8th is just as good as any other day.

So, let’s get into October together.

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(A Late) September 2020 Mid-Month Check-In.

Hey there, dear reader. How are you holding up? How has your September been?

More and more, I feel like that’s the best question to ask: how are you holding up feels like the tone for the rest of this year. In many ways, I often want to ask, “How are you surviving?” but that feels strangely dire. So instead I’ll ask, “How are you holding up? How are you thriving, even right now?”

I intended to write this before Summer gave it’s last gasp, but today, September 22 – and suitably, on the Autumn Equinox- it’s a rainy day: the skies are grey, the rain is pounding on the tin roof over the patio, I’ve got a cup of tea, and it’s cold enough for me to double up on fleece blankets.

Essentially, it’s my kind of day.

Still, it’s never too late to talk about how thing have been. So… let’s see how the final month of Summer went for me.

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Revisiting Dramacon.

Today is Sunday, Septmeber 6, and it’s almost up to 91 F / 32 C outside, which… means I’m solidly staying inside. Still, even with the last bellows of an incredibly hot summer, it’s still a rather nice afternoon that will most lead into a rather nice evening.

So how am I choosing to spend my personal time? Well… I’m slowly working on drafting an article about TokyoPop’s biggested OEL (Original English Language) manga series, Dramacon.

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More reviews!!

In my look ahead at this September, I mentioned that I was going to start doing media reviews: namely, doujinshi reviews. So far, I’ve posted two reviews: one for Irodori Aqua’s Arrested Love Vol. 1 and another for Irodori Sakura’s I Want Only to Love Your Body, which comes from their LGBTQ+/Queer friendly imprint. Both have been so well received, with Irodori contacting me privately to express their joy at seeing my “highly detailed” reviews.

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