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Lately, I've been getting fandoms that I was in way back when. Some are painfully bad, like to the point where I questioned my past self's taste because, no. But there are others that make me smile even if they aren't at the level of brilliance that I remember. My parents have been sighing every time they see me watching all my old shows. But whatever.

I've noticed that a lot of my shows have really long battles (DBZ, anyone?). I want to see if recent shows are like this or if it was just part of the '90s. To do that I would actually have to watch some new shows. Any recommendations?

So in between watching Yu Yu Hakusho, Gundam Wing, Dragonball Z etc. I've been reading a lot of Supernatural fanfic. Which is a bit of a problem considering that I haven't watched the second half of Season Five. It got me thinking about how for some shows/books/films/whatever there's such a plethora of fanworks, and for others there's virtually nothing. Why is that?

Moving on to something else, I haven't forgotten about my book list. I've written mini reviews for the books that I've finished and my current thoughts on the ones that I'm in the process of reading. There are mild spoilers, but nothing big. I don't give away the ending or anything.

1.) Rampant by Diana Peterfreund This book was awesome. It took me about a chapter or two to get into, but come on. Awesome girls and evil unicorns, how can you say no? I liked that there were training sequences and different degrees of competence. Even though they're strong and essentially built for slaying, they still needed to know what to do with their bodies. One of the few problems I had with this book was my frustration that none of the characters got what actually happened with Astrid's old boyfriend. I was sure that it was going to come up again, but it didn't. I also wanted more of an explanation as to why the villain did what he did.

2.) Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso

3.) American Queer: Now and Then by David Shneer and Caryn Aviv

4.) Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi in process. This book is awesome so far, I thought that the art wouldn't be to my taste but it's grown on me.

5.) Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood in process. Okay so far, but there's nothing that really makes me want to keep reading. It seems kind of like your typical romance novel and I really, really hope that it changes or that there's a twist or something. Who knows, maybe I'll end up loving it.

6.) East of Eden by John Steinbeck in process. I'm only on the second chapter, but the descriptions of Salinas are so beautiful. As a Californian, I'm basically nodding along with Steinbeck's descriptions. The premise sounds intriguing, I'm hoping it won't let me down.

7.) An Abundance of Katherines by John Green This book isn't usually what I buy from the young adult section (I usually go for fantasy, I look for other genre in the adult section), but I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed Colin's awkwardness and love of anagrams. His friendship with Hassan was great. The humor in this novel was great. Overall, fun book, even though the ending was a little predictable.

8.) By the Light of My Father's Smile by Alice Walker

9.) Feed by Mira Grant

10.) Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Barnes

11.) Slam Dunk by Inoue Takehiko (Vols. 1-9) Come on. It's Slam Dunk. Of course, it's awesome. I'm actually re-reading this series, but it's just as pleasurable as it was the first time.

Does anyone know if Bleach still worth reading? I haven't read it in a year or so, and I'm getting the itch to start reading again. What about Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, is that still good?


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