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I received a "The Paper Menagerie" story, "Climb a Mountain to Catch a Tiger", which is Laohu perspective and plays lovingly with Chinese nursery rhymes, and which is just so good at imagining the sort of sentience that a paper animal brought to life by being inflated with what I can't help thinking of in my head as ruach hakodesh might have.

I also liked some other things.

"Native Weakness" is a really great fanmix for Crescent Moon Kingdom, and particulary for Zamia/Raseed. I think it captures the blend of Arabianness and Westernness that Ahmed constructs in his stories really well.

The other story in Crescent Moon Kingdom is "The Teahouse", which is about how ill-fitted Adoulla is for the life he chooses after giving up ghul-hunting, and how satisfying it is for him to slowly grow into it.

And um... I don't know what the fuck to make of "Henson and Ootah's gr8 adventurs", but it is weirdly brilliant. Polar explorers Matthew Henson and Ootah reimagined as the octopus and squid from last Yuletide's ridiculous Texts from Cephalopods story.

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Date: 2012-10-28 05:30 pm (UTC)
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IT IS WEIRDLY BRILLIANT INDEED.

Henson is not actually that tooltastic in his memoir? AND YET. HE KINDA IS. There is a thick layer of ridonkulous all through that memoir, and dearest author ran with it, oh, did zie ever. I JUST.

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