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Manga Monday #15: Zombie Boys and Human Girls

The countdown to, oh, you know, the best holiday ever, continues!  To serve up some holiday spirit (Halloween spirit, that is), this week's Manga Monday is highlighting a web comic with some grisly fair--ZOMBIES. Zombie Boys and Human Girls Boyfriend of the Dead Ushio 30 episodes (ongoing) Zombies are a unique horror fixture.  Rather than being… Continue reading Manga Monday #15: Zombie Boys and Human Girls

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Manga Monday #14: How to Choose a Manga

There's a lot of manga out there.  Finding a good manga to read, it's not much different than finding something new to binge on Hulu or Netflix, or shuffling through the many and varied book trilogies out there. We all have our own combinations of what requirements a show/book/manga/movie has to meet to get us to… Continue reading Manga Monday #14: How to Choose a Manga

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Manga Monday #13: McCranie in Space

Holy schnikes, how is this the thirteenth week of posting?!  How many times am I going to be shocked that I'm actually doing my job?  Probably pretty often. Another thing that I'm repeating:  Manga Monday isn't just manga.  Really, it's simply the word that worked with the alliteration idea I use for themed posts each… Continue reading Manga Monday #13: McCranie in Space

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Manga Monday #12: Body Positivity in Comics

What's so wrong about loving yourself exactly how you are? In the 1960s, second-wave feminism gave rise to what we now know as body positivity, the idea that everyone has a right to feel comfortable in their body.  Things like weight, size, height, skin color, or any other physical attribute shouldn't have the ability to… Continue reading Manga Monday #12: Body Positivity in Comics

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Manga Monday #11: 3 Things that Make Parfait Tic!’s Clichés Unique

If you've read any young adult fiction, you've come upon their tropes.  If you've read tons of YA fiction (like me), then you've probably been sufficiently buried in them.  Now, clichés or tropes are what they are--you know, used to death--because they're effective.  Especially in poorly written literature, they keep you reading for a just a bit… Continue reading Manga Monday #11: 3 Things that Make Parfait Tic!’s Clichés Unique

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Manga Monday #10: Finding Your True Colors

Next year is my ten year high school reunion.  That's insane!  TEN YEARS.  I've really almost been out of high school that long?  I mean, it feels forever ago, but at the same time it feels like yesterday. Could that partly be due to the fact that I married my best friend from high school? George,… Continue reading Manga Monday #10: Finding Your True Colors

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Manga Monday #9: Uh, I’m a Girl

Do I only read romances?  MAYBE. But, guys, this one is all about two very, very dense people who just can't seem to understand that they're in love with each other. Everyone else gets it, they just can't seem to comprehend.  And it's hilarious. Uh, I'm a Girl Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko! Tomo-chan is a Girl!… Continue reading Manga Monday #9: Uh, I’m a Girl

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Manga Monday #8: Horses Can Fall in Love, Too

Ah, love stories.  Everyone loves a good love story.  Even people who say they don't like romance stories are secretly lying and actually really, really like romantic fiction.  What, it's true. Okay, I made that up. Actually, if you're one of those who isn't really into romance as a genre of, well, anything, I think… Continue reading Manga Monday #8: Horses Can Fall in Love, Too

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Manga Monday #6: High School Soldiers

As much stress as may have been involved in my senior year of high school, it was nothing compared to what Korean high school students experience.  For me, the transition into college wasn't end-all, be-all.  It was Plan A, Plan B, Plan C--doesn't matter what happens, I was going to be just fine. In Korea,… Continue reading Manga Monday #6: High School Soldiers