Just got my hands on Buffy Season 8, volume 2. I haven't kept up with the comic, but I bought the first paperback volume in December and loved it. Needless to say, I'm excited to read this one. Must resist temptation to read it all tonight.
In the same box (thank you Amazon Free Shipping, for always making me get two instead of just one), I got a new Ghost in the Shell manga (at least I think it's new). "Human-Error Processing." Supposedly takes place in the America of the dystopia that any GITS fan is familiar with; some new characters and some old, as far as I can tell, and undoubtedly plenty of explosions, cybercrime and hot chicks in skinsuits. Because you can always count on those things from Masamune.
A little junk food for the brain can't hurt; it's not like I haven't been working hard lately. Trying to commit as seriously as I am able to cycling and training this winter; next spring will be my first season ever competing as an intercollegiate athlete (from a Division I school; not, however, NCAA) and so I want to do my best - which means a training schedule. And on top of that, there is the more-than-full-time job of being a grad student: impromptu office hours with a student today led to a light bulb moment (which always feels great to any teacher, I'm sure); a lesson in fly genetics taught me to distinguish a really tricky phenotypic marker. It has to do with counting the hairs (yes, I am serious) on the shoulder of an adult fly. I have to hand it to my post-doc/mentor: after 5:00, I hadn't eaten since lunch, and the difference in phenotype is subtle... combine low blood sugar with frustration at finding differences between flies: not at my best to be sure. Anyway, I think I got it; progress is on the march. Hooray for science!
Now, to bed, and to find out what the hell Faith has been up to since they blew up Sunnydale.
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