Jul. 16th, 2012

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It looks like Shunji is setting a trap - please please don't walk into it, Kang To! That box of nails doesn't look fun.


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It looks like Shunji is setting a trap - please please don't walk into it, Kang To! That box of nails doesn't look fun.


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It looks like Shunji is setting a trap - please please don't walk into it, Kang To! That box of nails doesn't look fun.


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

dangermousie: (Legend: Sa Ryang by alexandral)
The newest teaser is out (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] cecilialambiel!) and it looks amazing:



In addition to the obvious (the epicness! Lee Min Ho!), mt eye has been caught by Sung Hoon looking unreal with long white hair. Song Jina must have a thing for angsty, white-haired bad guys - remember the awesome Sa Ryang from Legend?

This whole Sung Hoon thing reminds me of how much I loved New Tales of the Gisaeng - its aristocrat/gisaeng storyline hit every one of my kinks and then some:

dangermousie: (Legend: Sa Ryang by alexandral)
The newest teaser is out (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] cecilialambiel!) and it looks amazing:



In addition to the obvious (the epicness! Lee Min Ho!), mt eye has been caught by Sung Hoon looking unreal with long white hair. Song Jina must have a thing for angsty, white-haired bad guys - remember the awesome Sa Ryang from Legend?

This whole Sung Hoon thing reminds me of how much I loved New Tales of the Gisaeng - its aristocrat/gisaeng storyline hit every one of my kinks and then some:

dangermousie: (Legend: Sa Ryang by alexandral)
The newest teaser is out (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] cecilialambiel!) and it looks amazing:



In addition to the obvious (the epicness! Lee Min Ho!), mt eye has been caught by Sung Hoon looking unreal with long white hair. Song Jina must have a thing for angsty, white-haired bad guys - remember the awesome Sa Ryang from Legend?

This whole Sung Hoon thing reminds me of how much I loved New Tales of the Gisaeng - its aristocrat/gisaeng storyline hit every one of my kinks and then some:

dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
I have been on a fantasy/scifi kick lately and read a number of fun things:

Books that aren't Elantris )

I saved the best for last - by pure chance, I stumbled on Brandon Sanderson's Elantris, that rarity-of-rarities, a standalone 'traditional' fantasy novel. The city of Elantris used to house demigods - people who could perform amazing magic with a sweep of their fingers, who glowed and lived almost forever. It wasn't a hereditary thing, either - anyone could become Elantrian - a transformation would happen at night and the person, rich or poor, man or woman, would wake up transformed. However, all of this ended 10 years ago - after a great cataclysm, Elantris fell apart and all Elantrians turned from demigods into pitiful, disgusting, mindless creatures. After initial upheaval, the country transformed and continued on, and Elantris was locked up and abandoned. One problem - the transformation still takes place, still at night, and still taking anyone - only it now transforms them into hideous cursed beings and their fate is to be thrown into the ruins of Elantris, never to be seen again. When the novel starts, Raoden, the Crown Prince, wakes up to discover he has been transformed. His father, too ashamed to admit what has happened, proclaims him dead and has him thrown into Elantris.

The novel follows three people - Raoden, who tries not only to survive the hell of Elantris but both to make sense of what happened and to protect the fellow sufferers within, Sarene, Raoden's wife-by-arranged-marriage (the two had never met), who has been told her husband had died and who stays on to protect the kingdom and counteract the influence of the third protagonist - Hrothden, a highly-ranked functionary of a militant religion intent on taking over the world.

I loved this book! It's clever - with a good plot and solid world-building, but what really got me was the characters - even the tertiary characters come alive, but I fell madly for both Sarene and Raoden (and also Sarene/Raoden), who deal with some majorly heavy stuff while remaining true to themselves. SO VERY GOOD!!! Now I need to read more of his stuff.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
I have been on a fantasy/scifi kick lately and read a number of fun things:

Books that aren't Elantris )

I saved the best for last - by pure chance, I stumbled on Brandon Sanderson's Elantris, that rarity-of-rarities, a standalone 'traditional' fantasy novel. The city of Elantris used to house demigods - people who could perform amazing magic with a sweep of their fingers, who glowed and lived almost forever. It wasn't a hereditary thing, either - anyone could become Elantrian - a transformation would happen at night and the person, rich or poor, man or woman, would wake up transformed. However, all of this ended 10 years ago - after a great cataclysm, Elantris fell apart and all Elantrians turned from demigods into pitiful, disgusting, mindless creatures. After initial upheaval, the country transformed and continued on, and Elantris was locked up and abandoned. One problem - the transformation still takes place, still at night, and still taking anyone - only it now transforms them into hideous cursed beings and their fate is to be thrown into the ruins of Elantris, never to be seen again. When the novel starts, Raoden, the Crown Prince, wakes up to discover he has been transformed. His father, too ashamed to admit what has happened, proclaims him dead and has him thrown into Elantris.

The novel follows three people - Raoden, who tries not only to survive the hell of Elantris but both to make sense of what happened and to protect the fellow sufferers within, Sarene, Raoden's wife-by-arranged-marriage (the two had never met), who has been told her husband had died and who stays on to protect the kingdom and counteract the influence of the third protagonist - Hrothden, a highly-ranked functionary of a militant religion intent on taking over the world.

I loved this book! It's clever - with a good plot and solid world-building, but what really got me was the characters - even the tertiary characters come alive, but I fell madly for both Sarene and Raoden (and also Sarene/Raoden), who deal with some majorly heavy stuff while remaining true to themselves. SO VERY GOOD!!! Now I need to read more of his stuff.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
I have been on a fantasy/scifi kick lately and read a number of fun things:

Books that aren't Elantris )

I saved the best for last - by pure chance, I stumbled on Brandon Sanderson's Elantris, that rarity-of-rarities, a standalone 'traditional' fantasy novel. The city of Elantris used to house demigods - people who could perform amazing magic with a sweep of their fingers, who glowed and lived almost forever. It wasn't a hereditary thing, either - anyone could become Elantrian - a transformation would happen at night and the person, rich or poor, man or woman, would wake up transformed. However, all of this ended 10 years ago - after a great cataclysm, Elantris fell apart and all Elantrians turned from demigods into pitiful, disgusting, mindless creatures. After initial upheaval, the country transformed and continued on, and Elantris was locked up and abandoned. One problem - the transformation still takes place, still at night, and still taking anyone - only it now transforms them into hideous cursed beings and their fate is to be thrown into the ruins of Elantris, never to be seen again. When the novel starts, Raoden, the Crown Prince, wakes up to discover he has been transformed. His father, too ashamed to admit what has happened, proclaims him dead and has him thrown into Elantris.

The novel follows three people - Raoden, who tries not only to survive the hell of Elantris but both to make sense of what happened and to protect the fellow sufferers within, Sarene, Raoden's wife-by-arranged-marriage (the two had never met), who has been told her husband had died and who stays on to protect the kingdom and counteract the influence of the third protagonist - Hrothden, a highly-ranked functionary of a militant religion intent on taking over the world.

I loved this book! It's clever - with a good plot and solid world-building, but what really got me was the characters - even the tertiary characters come alive, but I fell madly for both Sarene and Raoden (and also Sarene/Raoden), who deal with some majorly heavy stuff while remaining true to themselves. SO VERY GOOD!!! Now I need to read more of his stuff.
dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
Behold, this is the poster for Arang and the Magistrate:



It's gorgeous, poetic, romantic, intriguing...

Here is the poster (shoot) for Haeundae Lovers:



This looks like a cheesy, bad 1980s movie - I can feel the lameness come off the screen in giant waves. Kim Kang Woo does zip for me and this is unlikely to change my opinion.
dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
Behold, this is the poster for Arang and the Magistrate:



It's gorgeous, poetic, romantic, intriguing...

Here is the poster (shoot) for Haeundae Lovers:



This looks like a cheesy, bad 1980s movie - I can feel the lameness come off the screen in giant waves. Kim Kang Woo does zip for me and this is unlikely to change my opinion.
dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
Behold, this is the poster for Arang and the Magistrate:



It's gorgeous, poetic, romantic, intriguing...

Here is the poster (shoot) for Haeundae Lovers:



This looks like a cheesy, bad 1980s movie - I can feel the lameness come off the screen in giant waves. Kim Kang Woo does zip for me and this is unlikely to change my opinion.
dangermousie: (Gisaeng)
This:



Well, more accurately the above transformed into this:



*meep*
dangermousie: (Gisaeng)
This:



Well, more accurately the above transformed into this:



*meep*
dangermousie: (Gisaeng)
This:



Well, more accurately the above transformed into this:



*meep*

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