Also, because I agree with this statement:
If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this sentence in your journal.
HI, FANDOM! HOW YOU DOIN'?
* I am totally enamored with this book already, and all I've read is the blurb. I think it's because I'm incredibly fascinated with sort of the idea of the ideal America, and I actually kind of buy into the idea, more than I probably should, so yeah, and creating a comic-book mythology type thing out of it? AWESOME.
** I like slow love stories, where people sort of come to understand each other in tough situations, and I wanted to see the gorgeous scenery, but this had too many weird undercurrents of Orientalism and misogyny for my taste.