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I've decided to start doing monthly roundups of the media I consume, because...reasons.

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Apropos of nothing, Animorphs and Andromeda could totally be set in the same universe. Z-Space is essentially the same thing as the slipstream. Okay, when the Animorph kids end up in Z-Space they perceive it as a blank white nothingness, which isn't exactly consistent with the quantum strings we see when Andromeda and other ships travel through the slipstream, but that can be chalked up to visualization technology developed to help slipstream pilots navigate more easily.

Given the three-thousand-year gap between the two series, a straightforward crossover still wouldn't be very easy to navigate so I'm not really sure what to do with this idea.

(Also, Vedrans are vaguely similar to Andalites. Offshoot species? Or maybe all bluish centaur-like species look related to me.)
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So apparently Borders is declaring bankruptcy and closing a bunch of bookstores, which is actually pretty sad. I remember when I was a kid and the only major bookstore I had regular access to was the WaldenBooks at the local mall. And then Borders bought them out and they were still WaldenBooks, technically, but with different rewards cards and a website and a new store layout. And then a couple years ago they closed and I stopped considering that mall to be a mall (you can't be a shopping mall without a bookstore, okay, you can't). And then six months or so ago they opened a Borders Express in that mall and I begrudgingly let them reclaim the title. And then last time I went which was like a month or two ago they were having a going-out-of-business clearance sale, which was...ridiculous, they'd been there about five months.

Which is a roundabout way of saying that it makes me sad when bookstores close.

(Also sad: that the more-local independent bookstore sucks and only wants your business if you know exactly what you want and spend under five minutes finding and purchasing it. You are an independent bookstore. You are supposed to encourage browsing and community and people who enjoy looking for a book when they're not sure exactly what they want to buy and whatever.)