The goal is that those of us who can afford the books and *also* a little extra give when we can so people in a pinch can use club funds to buy the books if their library doesn't have them.
Venus vs. Virus + spoilers Show more
Blah, that was disappointing. There was some potential in this one--two girls with different curses/powers fight demons together and grow to be extraordinarily supportive of and important to each other. But the character development felt flat and never really went anywhere :| And there was an odd different-sex love interest for one character who had no chemistry or context with her :\ Alas. #manga
If you want to read this with us and cannot find an affordable way to access it, DM me. We have a little bit of crowdfunding accrued.
Moonstruck + no spoilers Show more
Hrm. I had very mixed feelings on the first volume of #Moonstruck. The art is *amazing,* with adorable coloring, expressiveness, background details (some cats planning unionization, in one panel), and fantastic character designs.
But the story was really...fragmented. I actually couldn't figure out why characters were saying/doing things at some points, and it all felt oddly choppy. It's too bad, because the art and concept are lovely.
sffbookclub crowdfunding Show more
Which kind of clasps do y'all enamel pin fanatics find work best? I really like a few of mine and I want them to not fall off...
Y'all, how much would you charge for reading through another language speaker's translation of 50 pages of their own work into English and giving them notes/thoughts on the English?
Taking into account that this is a piece I will probably enjoy reading by an author who's demographically/genre-wise one I'd support anyway.
I came across this link elsewhere: http://shirky.com/writings/group_enemy.html
It's about group dynamics, especially on the internet, and what you need to be able to overcome the tendencies of groups to self-destruct.
it's from 2003, so there's some outdated references, but it's wild how accurate it still is.
Can anyone recommend a good site for ordering stickers (for the sake of sending to Mastodon friends)?
My dad was saying that ham radio operators used to (possibly still do?) exchange tokens of some sort when they met up in person.
I want to do that for meeting internet people :|