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2012-08-07 06:48 am (UTC)
You're alive! I completely forgot about Confluence and wasn't sure why you'd disappeared off the internet last weekend. :-) It sounds like it was awesome! Pity there weren't more people cosplaying, but I really liked the version of that Ada Lovelace costume that I saw.
I like the first InCryptid book, too, and I love Verity's determination to keep dance in her life while at the same time being an effective protector. What was the revelation about the Aeslin mice? I thought they were cute in a deeply irritating kind of way, so anything that develops them more is exciting.
Also, Wicked Girls Saving Ourselves must have been so fun in person. I've seen it on Youtube, but scratchy, shaky camera just isn't the same. I always thought the Dorothy bit was movie!verse, with a refusal to buy into the way the movie tries to shut down imagination (and Dorothy tries to give up her adventure) by calling it all a dream. Because book!Dorothy, from the bit that I remember, was both goofier and more daring than movie!Dorothy.
New Emelan book, exciting! And, yes,
is not for children. So disturbing, but in an effective way. And
's treatment of hiding one's gender and proving oneself resembles Tamora Pierce's books a
more than it resembles traditional stories of Mulan, which seem to go more in the direction of how it wasn't about Mulan
her gender so much as it was her adhering to the codes of masculine soldier to the point that her gender was irrelevant and indistinguishable. Honestly, I spend way too much time thinking about cultural dialogues of gender construction, and it's only going to get worse.
That Parallax Second Players show sounds awesome. Portentous villains are always the most fun to play and direct.
As for mailing things, um. Let me get back to you on that? At the moment, I have a job lined up and am in the middle of a visa application so that I can start and get
for said job, but I may wind up back in the USA for a week and a half if I can manage it, which would be most convenient for mailing things. And even if I don't, I have to move in the next two weeks, which means I don't know what my address will be. (I'm kind of torn between terror and exhilaration.)
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