Patreon Thank-You Post for August 2015 and $100 Goal Reached!

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My patreon was ridiculously successful this month, far beyond what I was expecting! I feel I can’t really express my gratitude in words, but I would at least like to personally thank everyone who donated:

  • Thank you, Space Queen Galacta Q!
  • Thank you, Steven Hopkins!
  • Thank you, Aleena Tuabin!
  • And a great big Thank you to NeoKingGhidorah, without whom I’d never have hit 100 dollars!

I truly appreciate all your help and will try my hardest to make sure September is a good month for my blog! You are all wonderful people and it’s thanks to you I’m able to dedicate my time and attention to my blog! And since we hit 100 dollars this month, updates will be weekly from now on! Thank you!

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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō and the Quiet Post-Apocalypse

Alpha Hatsuseno is an android who runs a café, goes on adventures with her friends, and lives a fairly normal life.

In the post-apocalypse.

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō, a science fiction manga by Hitoshi Ashinano, differs from other post-apocalypse stories in some very dramatic ways. The vast majority of post-apocalypse stories tend to depict a ravaged world, a fearful and violent population holding onto whatever they can, and the fear that things will never get better. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō is a bit more hopeful, depicting a peaceful, if small, human population making the most of their life in a world that is slowly, but surely, dying.

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Lunch at Columbine: A Strangely Bittersweet Trans Tale

If there is one word that can describe Dowman Sayman, I have yet to find it. “Weird” doesn’t quite encapsulate it. “Bizarre” feels too pedestrian on its own. The manga author is avant-garde and strange, sometimes offensively so, but at other times pleasingly so. His most interesting work, however, comes from a short story anthology called “Nickelodeon.” The work in question is a short story entitled “Lunch at Columbine.”

Lunch at Columbine is a short story about a trans girl named Fumi. The story starts with Fumi placing a stepladder on the second floor of a building, climbing onto it, and claiming to have found “the answer to the universe.”

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