monthly TBR

2017 TBR #1

I almost wrote 2016 again www.

My TBR list has changed since January when I first made one. We’ll call that TBR list TBR prime. It looked like this:

  1. Ruin and Rising, Leigh Bardugo DONE, review pending
  2. The Kiss of Deception, Mary Pearson DONE, reviewed
  3. The Heart of Betrayal, – DONE, reviewed
  4. The Beauty of Darkness, – DONE, reviewed

My current TBR is as follows:

  1. A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab
  2. The rest of the Darker Shade of Magic series if I end up liking it.
  3. Akatsuki no Yona (manga), Mizuho Kuzanagi – to get caught up.
  4. Truthwitch, Susan Dennard, DONE, reviewed
  5. Proxy, Alex London
  6. A Torch Against the Night, Sabaa Tahir
  7. Ballroom e Yokoso reread for Yao because she wants me to type ballroom.

I’m kind of non-commital to a strict TBR. I treat it as more like what I’m thinking of reading. Like Proxy and ATATN, I might get 5% through and not touch it for months.

You can find me on Goodreads stuck at the same exact 5% lol.

 

 

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anime

Swayed by the Lime, Stayed for the Lime

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AL DENTE LEMON LIME
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Good with a squeeze of lemon.

Breaking Not News – We all knew I was idol anime trash and it was only a matter of time.

I was studying for my abstract exam yesterday and decided to marathon all of the current Marginal #4 anime episodes (I’m done with the exam now, so no worries until the next). I’ve been aware of Magi4 for a while, but only now have I actually given it a shot.

So like… I avoided Magi4 because I wasn’t a fan of green hair BUT THEN MY FAVE ENDED UP BEING 50 SHADES OF MARIMO. It’s proven, I’m easy. If it’s not glasses, it’s something whack like this and I’m ok with this.

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This is from the pasta/softcore horror episode.

This show is honestly so nonsensical but cute I can’t help but adore it.

One of the first episodes is about Lucky Underwear. There’s another about pasta and includes softcore horror. There’s an ep about a stuffed penguin mascot and one about them making udon. This show was clearly made with someone like me in mind because it’s either about cute shit or food… or a dummy mic bust of Pythagoras.

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tfw ur confessing love to Pythagoras

Not for everyone, but it is indeed for me.

Character Typing

Six of Crows MBTI

Hi… so I finished SOC and CK and though they made me suffer as a reader, I do have typings for the squad. These are preliminary typings and I will definitely not be going back to revisit for the sake of accuracy. These are just the impressions I got from mostly reading and a bit of skimming to get through the duology. I’ll mostly just dispute that Kaz is ENTJ not INTJ because honestly I didn’t care about the characters all too much in this series. I’m all about correcting NTJ stereotypes tho.

Spoilers for Crooked Kingdom below because I can’t bare to go back and remember SOC.

Kaz – ENTJ

  • I disagree with everyone who automatically types this boy as INTJ because coughs brooding bad boy INTJ stereotype is so old… I’m done with it. And being an INTJ myself, I would say about Kaz the same thing I’ve said about Jumin Han – his primary goal is to get shit done which reeks of dominant Te. Kaz tends to act first and get stuff done then ask questions later. He’s choosing specific actions (Te) to get what he wants (what auxillary Ni envisions) rather than the other way around as an INTJ would.
    • Kaz has a good quote (yes, I admit there are a couple of CK lines I actually liked that shows his dom Te) When he and Wylan break into van Eck’s place they have the convo: “You’re not weak because you can’t read. You’re weak because you’re afraid of people seeing your weakness. You’re letting shame decide who you are. Help me with the painting.”
  • Kaz’s primary struggle in this series is showing mercy on those who wronged him or something (again I didn’t read too carefully because of my hatred distaste for the writing but I’m sure it’s somewhere in his arc). Wylan and Inej serve as foils or morality guides with their dominant Fi to Kaz’s dom Te. Their interactions urge him to embrace his Fi.
    • When Jesper asks who’s Jordie, Kaz mcfreakin’ snaps and it’s really obvious to everyone, showing that he’s got a short emotional fuse – which is understandable since feeling is his lowest function. INTJs would be better at hiding their emotional outbursts in my opinion.
  • Not to be all shippy with the mbti typings because people of any type can get along fairly well, but this would make sense why his interactions with Inej and Wylan are like the strongest if we go by the ExTJ x IxFP dynamic being a nice pair off. Again, this is just my opinion.

Inej – ISFP

Jesper – ESTP

Matthias – ISTJ

  • Honestly the ESTP-ISTJ dynamic Jesper and Matthias had going on was really (A-OK SIGN). Given their almost Zuko-Katara backstories – Matthias, whom I begrudgingly will admit LB did incorporate some Zuko into his character, and Jesper basically having Katara’s tragic backstory – I kinda ship it. Jetthias it is and Jetthias so it shall be.

Nina – ENTP

Wylan – INFP

Kuwei – idk Wylan was Kuwei longer than Kuwei was Kuwei.