It’s hard to believe that 2022 is drawing to an end: we’ve got nine days before the year rolls over into 1/1/2023, and honestly, I’m ready. I’ve done a lot of good work, weathered a lot of difficult situations, and now, I’m just hours away from a two-week vacation. It feels good to be at this point in the year: I’m ready for a break from work and a whole lot of crafting.
That said, I’m also looking toward the new year, and that means resolutions–and I don’t mean things like losing weight or going on a diet, which are fine for others, but not a part of my body positivity-forward feminism. No, my resolutions are going to be media-based, and will hopefully allow me to have some structured creativity, which is something I’m sorely in need of.
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I think it’s safe to say that Booty Royale isn’t trying to tell a dynamic story – it’s just trying to have fun. It’s more sex than story, more comedy than serious drama, and certainly more porn than plot. Don’t come to this series expecting one girl’s rags to riches story: Misora’s desire to sing gets quickly shifted to her just doing odd jobs and hustling using her bodacious assets, so it’s best to temper your expectations going in.
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There’s this intimacy that permeates every moment you spend with her as a reader, and closing the book feels like I’m pulling the curtain back from a peek into a person’s life after getting to swim through their memories. And while there’s lots of genuinely relatable humor, there’s also a lot of tangible pain here on these pages, all illustrated in Nagata Kabi’s evocative, unique art style, with a slick persimmon orange screentone that adds a certain oomph to this volume.
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