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Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 1047

Today is the birthday of brilliant LGBT comic creator and playwright Carlo Vergara, who created the legendary Zsazsa Zaturnnah. Wish him well on his birthday on social or even better check out his Gumroad and explore some of his comics - they're all available on a pay-what-you-want basis. And they're more than worth actually purchasing versus just downloading for free. He is an essential voice our community will always need and deserves all the love today. 

In honor of this, I've finally sat down to read his other comic, One Night in Purgatory, which, of course, was emotionally powerful and I enjoyed it a lot. This week I'm going to try to find time to finally finish reading Zsazsa Zaturnnah sa Kalakhang Maynila after delaying it for too long.

I finished my re-read of Dan Slott and Michael Allred's Silver Surfer run today, and it's as brilliant as ever. I should really dedicate a blog post to Slott's body for Marvel and how you can feel how much he loves these characters. I'll always recommend this run of the comic for both its beautiful art and its powerful story. I recognize it may not be for everyone since it feels like a love story set in a science fiction series. But hey, if you like that sort of Doctor Who-style storytelling, then you'll enjoy these comics.

In other news, I'm juggling two books of a somewhat similar tone and things are blurring. On my Kindle, I'm reading Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin together with the rest of my family. It's not bad at all and it has shifted to being my main book after I finished The Lost World in tandem with this book. On Audible, I'm listening to The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera, which is poignant but doesn't feel as gripped as They Both Die at the End made me feel. Both books involve rather young characters with somewhat related issues - one has a guy with a bad foot and the other has a guy with a bad heart. Thus every now and then I mix up the stories when I resume reading or listening. 

This is why I typically try to read books of very different genres at the same time to avoid complications like this. But hey, these things happen.

After I wrap up this blog post and finish this audiobook chapter, I'm going to work on O Bar videos since Tobie is still running his online Wednesday RPG session.