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During the trip to Montreal, went on a book buying binge (most of it, comics and mangas). Also picked up a few magazines that I just cannot find here, like KMT and Ancient Egypt (both Egypt themed magazine, one from the US and one from the UK).
I didn't manage to read them all, or bring them all back with me. *sigh*
One was from a classic character named Spirou. This book is part of a collection where guest artists make new stories. This one has a wonderful, serious atmosphere and the style is really charming:
http://www.krinein.com/bd/aventure-spirou-fantasio-4-journal-ingenu-7510.html
I also got this one, from Cyril Pedrosa, and really looking forward to reading it:
http://thedailycrosshatch.com/2008/05/27/three-shadows-by-cyril-pedrosa/

One book that I bought in San Francisco's airport was Mary Roach's "Bonk".
http://www.maryroach.net/books.html
I found myself laughing out loud during the flight (and not being able to share the fun with my seat neighbour). She has a fun way of writing about serious, perhaps slightly uncomfortable subjects, but always filled with fun facts. I may have enjoyed "Stiff" a bit more, but this new one was definitely entertaining, educational and, dare I say...inspiring?



Weapon of choice

So apparently, some inuit tribes made clubs out of Walrus penis bones (not all animals have them).
Arluk seems to prefer it. And I'm sure he might have used another word that sound like "poetic" when talking about his favorite club...

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 6th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
That made my day. Seriously if I wasn't working I would have laughed so hard.
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
Now you know how I felt reading her book- I tried not to laugh too hard on the plane XD
ndgmtlcd
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
OK, bon, j'ai compris, c'est l'arme préférée des grooms dans les hotels Belges.
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
Pfahahaha! Pas vraiment! XD
L'un n'est pas lié à l'autre.
alexds1
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
lol, yeah the baculum... I got to hold one in one of our bio classes, they're pretty threatening!

I recently checked out a book about native american weapons, I finally understood what the water tribe clubs were supposed to be T__T I dunno, they look sort of crazy in the show without the context of seeing one previously, now I sort of understand the form/function more

rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
I knew the southern Water Tribe weapons were made from bones, I just didn't know which one.
No one will ever mention that if there ever is an Avatar art book...
phoenixblaize
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Zhao's expression in the last panel really says it all. It also accounts for how I reacted when reading Arluk's words. Hilarious. XD
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Even if Zhao knows the guy, he's still getting surprised (and slightly uncomfortable).
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rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
They really are fun reads. I haven't read "Spooks" yet, another of her book. They are very entertaining.
No weapons is really more fitting for him.
psychoe
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
Ooooh, that Three Shadows one looks interesting. I wish I could read French then I could read the half the stuff you've been recommending.

MEN!!! Hahaha, I am especially amused by the way Arluk is holding his weapon in this rigid upright position. XD XD XD
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
Actually, the shadow one got translated in english! I don't think Spirou is though.
I'm certain Arluk meant absolutely nothing by holding the weapon that way. It was just to show it off better...erm...right.
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tammylee
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Ahahhadljafs;lkjfahahah!
*dies*
So very very poetic! XD

(BONE?! They have A BONE in their penis? Just when I thought I'd never be surprised by Nature again.)
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
Yup! That's one way to keep a certain...erm..."stiffness", instead of relying on hydraulics, like humans.
snapes_angel
Jun. 6th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
FTW! Seriously!
meevah
Jun. 6th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
Ahh, I've read Roach's Stiff and am currently reading Spook. I love the way she writes, it's a great mix of serious and silly, haha. Even when she just writes the plain facts, she still makes me lol. @_@
Didn't know she had a new book out, I musttt get. =w=

I had the chance to buy a raccoon penis bone (pretty sure it was a raccoon. maybe some other small mammal) when I was in New York last summer. @_@ Not sure why I... didn't.
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
I think I'll get Spooks next time I get near a bookstore.
I guess that little penis bone of yours could be considered a good luck charm. Arluk would definitely believe it to be.
oddriddle
Jun. 6th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
Wow. I never would have known! Or found this terrifying example. That would be one ridiculously huge club.

My one of my painting teachers in college had a necklace made entirely from raccoon penis bones. I don't know which disturbed me more, what the beads were, or how many raccoons went into making the whole thing! D:

Thank you for making me laugh first thing in the morning! :D
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Way too big- they could make a few clubs out of that thing!
And I used to think that the only decorative thing people would get from racoons would be their tails.
queen_marshed
Jun. 6th, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)
The phallus of JUSTICE!!! YESSSSS!!!!
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Don't give him any super hero ideas!
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rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
I had heard about it a long time ago, but slipped my mind until...well, I read the book! Didn't know it could be used that way either. If you're curious, do a research of its latin name "baculum".
It's less conspicuous ;)
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rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Franquin had the longest run for Spirou and Fantasio, but quite a few others pitched in to help. These days, they still have the regular serie but those Hors Serie also.
I guess Zhao is umcomfortable because he doesn't really want to be hit by one of these things. I guess Walruswolfs must be pretty big.
If you're looking for one of her books, I suggest starting wit "Stiff", if you don't mind finding out what happens to dead bodies...
arycapricat
Jun. 6th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Haha, reminds me back in sophmore year when my Biology teacher brought in a bear's penis bone. Then went into detail on how ducks have curly penises and that in the south, guys give racoon penis bones as a gift to their sweethearts.
rufftoon
Jun. 6th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, I bet Biology teachers must have a blast when it comes time to talk about that stuff XD
As for Arluk...he Really likes his traditional weapon.
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arycapricat
Jun. 6th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Also, I find Arluk's expression hilarious and the fact that he's rubbing his club disturbing.
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