Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Action Hero Styled Goddess Transformation

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass: Swallowing Suffering For Every Meal

hisui_icon_4040_roundTwo little but very important notes before I begin talking about Grass. The first is this book was given to me as a review copy by Drawn and Quarterly. The second is that Grass is about about the life of a Korean comfort woman during WWII so this book is unmistakably about sexual violence. There is nothing visually graphic in the book. There is not even any nudity. But if you are disturbed by sexual violence you should tread into the book very carefully.

I have to apologize for not posting a main article on the blog since I finished my Otakon posts. A mixture of shakeups at work, my trying to restart my long-running D&D game, and some general ennui have been a bit of a roadblock. The other thing is I promised myself my next post would be a review of Grass. The thing is I could have easily done a simple review of the new Urusei Yatsura volumes. They are wacky books that are fun to write about with a mixture of nostalgia and whimsy. Grass, on the other hand, is a heavy and powerful story that requires a different amount of weight and consideration. Posts like this one are distinctly harder to write. They don’t flow as naturally from me but that sometimes makes them all the more valuable.

Of all the things I have written since Kate has decided to take a break this is the post I most feel her absence from the blog. I feel most of the posts on Reverse Thieves would have been better with her adding to them but this is the first where I actually feel something is lost without her presence. I will try my best without her but I fully acknowledge this post will not be what it could have been without her. In that respect, I ask your forgiveness and to bear with me.

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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Grand Order US

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.