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I got to the office too early so I have some time to kill, and [personal profile] meicdon13 's Trese post made me want to post something Trese too haha. But, I'd have to post the long-delayed Smaller and Smaller Circles review first, so instead of a full-blown review, have some pictures from my journal while I was reading Trese: Midnight Tribunal. Fair warning for expletives and Tagalog!

Pictures inside! )

Tomorrow is Bonifacio Day, and just in case I'm not here, here's to our Supremo, Andres Bonifacio. Mabuhay!
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Second post of the day. Been free for a week now and I'm immensely BORED!

I read somewhere that the things you do most of the time should be the work you do the rest of your life. Or something like that. In an ideal world, then, I'd be a professional coffee-drinking komiks editor. Or a professional fangirl. Yeah.

I picked up Trese: Last Seen After Midnight and Elmer last week! Yay!

Trese is awesome, as usual. The stories Budjette dish out are both familiar and unfamiliar - like the little-known side, the dark side behind the usual, that angle we never look at because we're afraid of what we might see. Fight of the Year, the last story, is just amazing - it's set outside Manila and it opens up a lot of possibilities, like what if Trese's not the only one of her kind. Can I say I love it? KaJo's art is impressive, and I think he upped the ante from last. My only nitpick is the letters seem too small. And I wish there was some kind of underlying story again, like the last two volumes.

I love Trese with all my heart, but Elmer just takes my soul. It's- I don't know, it can be life-changing. I mean, I had difficulty finishing a chicken burger afterwards. Heck, I might not be eating chicken in the near future. Gerry Alanguilan's tale of sentient chickens touches on race, discrimination, the heart of darkness in every man, innate goodness, and even redemption. The art is second to none too.


I wonder, is that a Trese: Absolute Edition there? Plus Andong Arre! (Actually, there's an El Indio and Darna Omnibus at the top shelf too!) What I'd give for a shelf like that!

This last week I have also managed to check these off my graphic novel to-read list: Marvels, 300, Road to Perdition, Joker (Azzarello) and American Vampire (STEPHEN KING FF). Currently watching: Doctor Who S2 (Slowly, slowly), Downton Abbey S2 and Walking Dead S2.

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