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review 2016-01-05 23:40
More sugary sweet goodness
A Christmas Memory 2 (Memories) - Max Vos,All Indie Publishing,K. C. Wells,A. J. Corza

I can't believe how sweet this series by Max Vos is. After reading his dirty, raunchy anthology, this is a very different kind of crack. But he did it well. I might have liked this a little better than the first one, simply because it was more than an "insta-love at Christmas" story. In addition to homophobic coworkers and ex-girlfriends, there is Thad, the homeless young man from JJ's school, Adam's mum and her future, AND a new member of the family.

 

It had a little more depth, of course with a lot of sugar on top, but it really made me smile. Because mostly, it told a story about how family should always stick together and have each others back, especially when push comes to shove.

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review 2016-01-05 23:34
Geeeee, all the sugar...
A Christmas Memory - Max Vos

 

Melted sugar on top of syrupy sugar, garnished with sugar sprinkles.



Well, this was so unbelievably sweet, it still makes my teeth ache. J.J. is absolutely not interested in the holidays or the holiday spirit. Along comes Couch Sutton, who secretly had his eyes on him for years, and his whole Christmas is turned upside down.

It was way sweeter than what I'm used to from Max Vos, but as always he also delivered in the steam department. So it was cute, sexy and had the right holdiay spirit. But since I'm half Grinch, I'll give it 3 stars - because too much sugar makes me grumpy - and I have to say, some of the typos and little errors here and there put a damper on my enjoyment.

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review 2015-12-01 00:00
Cabin Nights
Cabin Nights - Ashley John

3.5 Holiday Stars


I'm feeling a little bit likr the Grinch right now, because most of the Christmas stories I've read so far didn't do a lot for me.

This one wasn't exactly an exception. Ben has this confused & lost puppy feeling to him, that made him kind of adorable, but also a tiny little bit annoying. Cal on the other hand is an easy-going good guy who comes literally from the back of the woods. Add a cozy little cabin and a lot of snow, and vòila! Here comes Cabin Nights. It's a cute story, extra sweet, with enough steam and an unusual epilogue.

I liked it, I really did. It was easy, it was heart-warming in a way, and it had all the ingredients a Christmas Story needs. And yet... I don't know. I wasn't really touched, it didn't grab me or pulled me in all the way. I definitely didn't start humming Christmas carols while reading. It was a good book, just didn't rock my world.

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review 2015-11-25 00:00
BTW I Love You
BTW I Love You - Nico Jaye

Awwww, this is so sweet, it makes your teeth stick together like you drank a bottle of super-glue.

I think I'm just a little too cynical for this one. And I'm not talking about the main question here. I'm convinced you can have deep feelings and any kind of relationship with a person you've only met via Skype. It might not be possible forever, but I do think you can feel this deeply about a person yiu've never met in person before.

I am however, a little sceptical when it comes to the physical part of it all. Mainly faith and fidelity. Which is my own personal experience talking, I know. I can't change it though.

So, all in all, this is one sweet and enjoyable read, just a tiny little bit too fluffy and sugar-coated for me. But if that is your thing, you should definitely go for it.

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review 2015-09-10 22:32
More Sugary Shorts - Tasty!
Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts Vol. 2 Mathematical Edition - Pendleton Ward

More short comics about our favorite Oooians.  Almost all of these stories were only 10 or so pages (or less) long, so they definitely fit the sugary shorts bill.  Each one a delectable, sweet and smile-inducing taste of Adventure Time.

 

Favorites here include Heart by Emily Partridge, which was a very sweet wordless comic about Marceline and P Bubs and their adorbs friendship.  Then there's the one where Ice King crashes Finn's costume party.  Oh yeah, and the Lemongrab's picnic.  All so good!

 

The adventure featuring Fionna & Cake had me scratch my chin a bit though.  Basically it was about how Fionna has to mask herself as a dude to get into some awesome hero party - dressing in a squared off hat and blue shorts.  I was happy, because now Fionna looked exactly how I think she should, exactly the same as Finn.  I kind of dislike how to create the femme version of Finn everything had to be softened, Finn's edges rounded off, made soft.  I kind of hate that.  Anyway the comic is about lazy men sitting around just waiting to get their feet kissed and then Fionna busts in to kick the dudes into space.  "We're women and better than everybody!" She exclaims at she and Cake pose dramatically.

 

I liked that part, even though it's a bit sexist.

 

As usual, art is astounding, stories are amazing and Adventure Time reigns supreme.

 

 

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