Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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Today's been fun. We worked on New Series, which turned out to go super fast. I don't know if that will keep up if they ever go into the more scientific stuff we think they might go into, but for now, you know, whatever. It was kind of funny, though, because right as we got to the part (er, one of many parts) about the apocalypse, we started hearing thunder outside and then it started coming down really really hard. We think it might have been hailing. Then it let up after a few minutes, and the sun came out almost immediately, and everything was all sparkly. It was really nice.

And so far, the UPS guy has not come to inform us about the Great Canadian Conspiracy like he did in my dream last night. Come to think of it, I don't know what the conspirators were conspiring to do--just that they had a conspiracy.

Anyway. Last night, we were reminded of the angst of our senior year of college, and I thought I might want to recount what happened here at some point, but I decided that that point is not now, and instead, I want to talk about Momogumi+ Senki.

I'm only mostly through volume one, but this series is so great! It's about a kid who gets into accidents wherever he goes, and he finds out that that's because he's the reincarnation of Taikishi (I don't think that's his name--I just think it's his occupation (it means "demon slayer")), the guy Momotaro was based on. So in other words, it's all about Momotaro, which is just awesome, because I just really like stuff based on fairy tales. Anyway, the reason that gets him into so many accidents is that Taikishi killed a bunch of demons, but before they died, they all cursed him. So this new guy has to go and find all the demons (who are also now revived) and vanquish them or he'll be dead when he turns eighteen, because one of the accidents is sure to kill him. And he's joined in his quest by the first friends he ever had (because all the other kids around don't want to get killed), who are the reincarnations of Taikishi's subordinates, the pheasant, the dog, and the monkey. And the monkey is super awesome.

So... I guess I wanted to talk about why I like it so much, but I feel like the summary explains it all. It's just all the kind of stuff I like a lot. Especially the whole "I finally have friends...!" thing. And the characters are all really fun, like the Akaoni. And the monkey. Did I mention he's the best? It gets really silly, but it works in its silliness. We'll have to order more with our next manga order. Dang it, the list is growing...

Today I'm thankful for sparkly weather, not having to go on the hayride tonight, fairy tale retellings, having cookie dough to bake, and getting to watch the Danny Phantom Christmas special On Demand last night.
Tags: canadian conspiracy, life, momogumi

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