I spent a lot of last week getting ready for my annual comics purchases on Saturday, which was Free Comic Book Day. I like to buy things that day to support the stores so I’m not just taking advantage of them for free stuff. I made a couple of trips to the stores I’d be visiting, and I researched some cyberpunk comics to keep an eye out for. Here’s what I ended up with at the end of the day.
I also picked up the first volume of Blame! from the library. I learned about the series and its intriguing setting from the developer of the upcoming architectural puzzle game Manifold Garden. In a Twitch stream he told us that manga was a major inspiration for the game.
Peg Boyle Single’s Demystifying Dissertation Writing is giving me a new outlook on my conceptual modeling project. She divides up the process of research and writing in a way that feels much more manageable than what I was trying to do. I feel like I have a better handle on this project. And all my others, for that matter.
I’ve been too distracted by comics and conceptual modeling to do much of anything practical. Here are the main things I need to work on this week:
- Electronics recycling
- Sorting housekeeping tasks
I finished Wingfeather Saga, book 2: North! or Be Eaten. 5/5. This series continues to be very interesting.
I’ve started on Eternal Living, a book of people’s reflections on the impact Dallas Willard made on them. Some of it repeats what’s in the biography, but there’s enough new to give me food for thought.
After a break, I came back and finished The End of the F-ing World. It ended not quite how I expected, but more or less. I’ve read they’re looking at making a second season, which I might watch. I saw the graphic novel at the comic store. I only flipped through it, but it looked very different from the show.
Now I’m trying to finish Star Trek: Discovery.
Tuesday I’m finally going with my geek meetup to see Infinity War. Somehow I’ve managed to avoid any real spoilers. Unfortunately, it’s the same day as the futurism meetup, so I’m missing that one this month.