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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Yaoi Update and end of vacation.

Well, the vacation is almost over. Too much alcohol, too much food and too much laughter. Wait. That's not possible. :-) I am tired though. Lots of late nights and sleeping on an air mattress don't make for great rest but it was worth it.

I'm staying at a friend's house in Pennsylvania tonight and head home tomorrow. I also had a super brunch today with someone else I met on-line. I'll post some pics and details about the vacation when I get home. It will be a long day.

I did a fair bit of reading while I was away. It was not uncommon to find 5 of us curled up in the living room with a book or Kindle ... or on-line of course. :-) I thought I'd do a quickie of the yaoi I read and let you know tomorrow it will be on it's way to it's new homes (at a significantly lower rate via US Post than Canada Post.)

The First Class is Civil Law 1 by

Tohdou and Tamiya are law students in the same seminar. Tohdou is the son of a politician and a real flamboyant guy. He makes a move on Tamiya who denies being gay but they become friends. When a professor makes a move on Tamiya he wonders if maybe he is gay and he and Tohdou give it a whirl. I didn't really get a lot of the inside stuff as I don't understand how law school works in Japan and the signficance of certain things the students have to do except for the bar exam. It was an okay story of Tamiya figuring out he's gay and had the usual reluctant gay story-line.

The first Class is Civil Law 2 by

This skips ahead and Tamiya is now a law professor and Tohdou is studying science and told his rich opinionated father he refuses to be a lawyer. There are still issues for the couple when Tohdou starts his own gaming company and is working crazy hours and they hardly see each other. Also Tamiya gets a crush on a young smart student who turns out to be Tohdou's younger brother. It then skips to his story and his relationship with an insecure older professor. This was a bit more disjointed because to be honest the professor looked a lot like Tamiya and at times I wasn't sure who's story I was reading. It was okay though and kind of nice to see Tamiya and Tohdou 7 years later. As a duo of books it's okay.

An Age Called Blue by Est Em

Billy and Nick are roommates and band mates. Billy spends most of his time drunk, late for shows, high and partying although he's a brilliant writer. The band is getting pissed with Nick's behaviour and the end comes when in a rush to get to a show, he steals a car and hits someone while still drunk. He ends up in prison and Billy goes on without him as a solo artist as the band breaks up. I found this a bit confusing as Billy and Nick don't really get together until later although Billy loves him and there is this overlay with an old rock band that Nick idolizes and somehow they get hooked up with a band member as a manager and Nick's sleeping with a member who kills himself. I don't know. I was confused most of the time and I didn't care for the style of drawing in this one. It just didn't work for me although I think it takes place in England for a change. It's a western story without the Asian overtones.

17 comments:

Chris said...

Oh, very clever re: mailing in the US! :)

Glad you had a great time! Do you go right back to work, or did you give yourself a day to recuperate?

Tam said...

Straight back to the office. Sigh. Oh well, Thursday is Canada Day so 2 days of work, 1 day off, 1 day of work, then the weekend.

Eyre said...

I'm so glad you had a good time! Try not to work too hard tomorrow. :)

Tam said...

Actually driving tomorrow. 9 long hours. Then work.

Hope you're enjoying your vacation Eyre.

Lily said...

It sounds like you had a great time. Happy for you! I always feel like I need a vacation after a vacation. LOL Drive carefully!!

K. Z. Snow said...

Sounds wonderful, Tam. Great how everything worked out. With booze, books, and laughter, who needs sleep?

Jenre said...

I'm glad you had a great time on your hols Tam - and who doesn't over-indulge when it's holiday time? It won't take you long to get back to reality though, so enjoy your last day :).

Tam said...

Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to being home today. Being away is fun, but home is good too.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Have a safe trip home!

Tam said...

I made it home safe and sound Miranda. Long day though, luckily very little construction coming my directions so I zipped through and avoided any tickets from state troopers. :-D

Polt said...

Wow, made it home by 5:30? Made good time again. And yes, at least there's one good thing to say about the United States Postal Service apparently. :)

Glad the vacation went well and that you got home safely!

HUGS...

Tam said...

Thanks so much for hosting me hon. It was a blast. Can't wait to see you again next month. LOL We're practically living together already. :-)

Erotic Horizon said...

The vacation that dreams are made of...

Friends, a good book, alcohol and an air mattress - what more could you ask for...

Pity you had to go straight back to work...

Never heard of those books - adding to my list...

E.H>

Tracy said...

I'm trying to catch up with my commenting on your blog. I'm so behind! If my firefox at work would let me comment on embedded comments I'd be fine! lol

Anyway, I got Age Called Blue yesterday. I've flipped through it and have to agree in that I'm not a fan of the graphics either. Bizarre. Thanks for sending it!

Tam said...

Stupid Firefox. :-) It's "different".

Ingrid said...

I wondered about the postmarks on the envelope! When I saw them I thought "I don't know anyone in PA?!?".
Only when I saw the little note I saw that it was you :):) and I remembered your trip.

Tam said...

Glad they made it safely Ingrid.