dangermousie: (SPN: Lymond by karanna1)
So.

Everyone but me has watched the premiere of Supernatural. And poor me? Not so much as no TV or cable or anything. GRRRR. I did spoil myself rotten and read this absolutely amazing recap here. Go read it, it's to die for. Can't wait to see the ep!

The movers inadvertently spurred my desire to unpack as all my DVD players AND my laptop are currently stowed in a small closet which is just as currently blocked by a mountain of boxes. They just put the boxes there because it was convenient, but let's say I am eager to unpack. Being able to watch rainy angsty kiss of ISWAK is a good motivator.

I am beginning to suspect Volume 4 of Beauty is the Beast is the neighborhood Borders' equivalent of Bigfoot. It's listed as in the store but it hasn't been any of the times I checked. And I don't think other stores in the area have it. Yeah, yeah, I can order it from Amazon, but it's too much of a pain plus I just want to read it in the bookstore and not buy it.

I also saw a volume of a manga called Paradise Kiss of whose merits I have no idea, but [livejournal.com profile] katranna, you'd be amused to find out that it had a quote from Velvet Goldmine on the cover.

I did manage to check out another potentially interesting manga during my lunch break: Nana. Bought the first two volumes in fact. When we were in Japan, Nana was everywhere. Bookstores had piles of it stacked and blow-ups of covers hanging on walls. People were reading it on the train (along with other manga, of course. It was kinda odd to see so many people reading what back home is a very esoteric niche product).

The plot: two very different girls who share the same name and end up intersecting in Tokyo, didn't really sound too exciting, but interesting enough for me to give it a chance. Nana 1 is a 'wholesome' normal girl from a normal family who wants to study art and whose biggest issue is her boyfriend. Nana 2 is a pushy girl from a broken home who wants to be a punk rocker. Since I only started volume 1 now, I have no idea how they intersect, but I do love how Nana 1 isn't really very wholesome either: she was so boy crazy that she'd crush on any guy and the one who did end up paying attention to her was an older married sleazebag who she lost her virginity to but who basically used her for sex and dumped her.

Apparently, there was also a movie based on the manga. I remembered [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 seeing it recently and liking it. And I know it has been ul on the comm (once I get my DSL back I can check it out for self).

So I found some pics of it. Most of them I can't really comment on as they are from the Nana 2 side of the story and I haven't gotten to her yet.

Nana pics here )
dangermousie: (SPN: Lymond by karanna1)
So.

Everyone but me has watched the premiere of Supernatural. And poor me? Not so much as no TV or cable or anything. GRRRR. I did spoil myself rotten and read this absolutely amazing recap here. Go read it, it's to die for. Can't wait to see the ep!

The movers inadvertently spurred my desire to unpack as all my DVD players AND my laptop are currently stowed in a small closet which is just as currently blocked by a mountain of boxes. They just put the boxes there because it was convenient, but let's say I am eager to unpack. Being able to watch rainy angsty kiss of ISWAK is a good motivator.

I am beginning to suspect Volume 4 of Beauty is the Beast is the neighborhood Borders' equivalent of Bigfoot. It's listed as in the store but it hasn't been any of the times I checked. And I don't think other stores in the area have it. Yeah, yeah, I can order it from Amazon, but it's too much of a pain plus I just want to read it in the bookstore and not buy it.

I also saw a volume of a manga called Paradise Kiss of whose merits I have no idea, but [livejournal.com profile] katranna, you'd be amused to find out that it had a quote from Velvet Goldmine on the cover.

I did manage to check out another potentially interesting manga during my lunch break: Nana. Bought the first two volumes in fact. When we were in Japan, Nana was everywhere. Bookstores had piles of it stacked and blow-ups of covers hanging on walls. People were reading it on the train (along with other manga, of course. It was kinda odd to see so many people reading what back home is a very esoteric niche product).

The plot: two very different girls who share the same name and end up intersecting in Tokyo, didn't really sound too exciting, but interesting enough for me to give it a chance. Nana 1 is a 'wholesome' normal girl from a normal family who wants to study art and whose biggest issue is her boyfriend. Nana 2 is a pushy girl from a broken home who wants to be a punk rocker. Since I only started volume 1 now, I have no idea how they intersect, but I do love how Nana 1 isn't really very wholesome either: she was so boy crazy that she'd crush on any guy and the one who did end up paying attention to her was an older married sleazebag who she lost her virginity to but who basically used her for sex and dumped her.

Apparently, there was also a movie based on the manga. I remembered [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 seeing it recently and liking it. And I know it has been ul on the comm (once I get my DSL back I can check it out for self).

So I found some pics of it. Most of them I can't really comment on as they are from the Nana 2 side of the story and I haven't gotten to her yet.

Nana pics here )
dangermousie: (SPN: Lymond by karanna1)
So.

Everyone but me has watched the premiere of Supernatural. And poor me? Not so much as no TV or cable or anything. GRRRR. I did spoil myself rotten and read this absolutely amazing recap here. Go read it, it's to die for. Can't wait to see the ep!

The movers inadvertently spurred my desire to unpack as all my DVD players AND my laptop are currently stowed in a small closet which is just as currently blocked by a mountain of boxes. They just put the boxes there because it was convenient, but let's say I am eager to unpack. Being able to watch rainy angsty kiss of ISWAK is a good motivator.

I am beginning to suspect Volume 4 of Beauty is the Beast is the neighborhood Borders' equivalent of Bigfoot. It's listed as in the store but it hasn't been any of the times I checked. And I don't think other stores in the area have it. Yeah, yeah, I can order it from Amazon, but it's too much of a pain plus I just want to read it in the bookstore and not buy it.

I also saw a volume of a manga called Paradise Kiss of whose merits I have no idea, but [livejournal.com profile] katranna, you'd be amused to find out that it had a quote from Velvet Goldmine on the cover.

I did manage to check out another potentially interesting manga during my lunch break: Nana. Bought the first two volumes in fact. When we were in Japan, Nana was everywhere. Bookstores had piles of it stacked and blow-ups of covers hanging on walls. People were reading it on the train (along with other manga, of course. It was kinda odd to see so many people reading what back home is a very esoteric niche product).

The plot: two very different girls who share the same name and end up intersecting in Tokyo, didn't really sound too exciting, but interesting enough for me to give it a chance. Nana 1 is a 'wholesome' normal girl from a normal family who wants to study art and whose biggest issue is her boyfriend. Nana 2 is a pushy girl from a broken home who wants to be a punk rocker. Since I only started volume 1 now, I have no idea how they intersect, but I do love how Nana 1 isn't really very wholesome either: she was so boy crazy that she'd crush on any guy and the one who did end up paying attention to her was an older married sleazebag who she lost her virginity to but who basically used her for sex and dumped her.

Apparently, there was also a movie based on the manga. I remembered [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 seeing it recently and liking it. And I know it has been ul on the comm (once I get my DSL back I can check it out for self).

So I found some pics of it. Most of them I can't really comment on as they are from the Nana 2 side of the story and I haven't gotten to her yet.

Nana pics here )
dangermousie: (FY: Tamahome red by jadeicons)
I have finished episode five of Majo No Jouken. It keeps breaking my heart and I can't stop watching. I've also decided that Takizawa Hideaki has replaced Vic Chou as the most gorgeous guy in a dorama I've ever seen (and it's a tough competition, trust me). If they'd ever did a live action version of Fushigi Yuugi (no chance in hell), I'd want him for Tamahome and if you know me, it's kinda a big deal :)

Thoughts on ep 5 )

In other news, I was reading first volume of Ayashi No Ceres and third volume of Beauty is the Beast ([livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, I tried to find Basara, but the better stocked place only had Vol 4. I'll try the best stocked place I know later in the week).

BitB and Ceres thoughts )

In the kitchen sink news, I am obsessed with this song by Andrea Bocelli and Marta Sanchez. I am a sucker for duets.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: This isn't a quote but a paraphrase because I don't have the volume with me, but I think it's such a great description: 'He is the guy who comes through the emergeny exit and doesn't look ashamed.' (Description of Wanibuchi from Beauty is the Beast).

ETA: My dorama to-watch soon list continues to expand as I'd gotten my hands on Devil Beside You (a Taiwanese one, MV here) and Boku Dake Na Madonna (a Japanese one).
dangermousie: (FY: Tamahome red by jadeicons)
I have finished episode five of Majo No Jouken. It keeps breaking my heart and I can't stop watching. I've also decided that Takizawa Hideaki has replaced Vic Chou as the most gorgeous guy in a dorama I've ever seen (and it's a tough competition, trust me). If they'd ever did a live action version of Fushigi Yuugi (no chance in hell), I'd want him for Tamahome and if you know me, it's kinda a big deal :)

Thoughts on ep 5 )

In other news, I was reading first volume of Ayashi No Ceres and third volume of Beauty is the Beast ([livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, I tried to find Basara, but the better stocked place only had Vol 4. I'll try the best stocked place I know later in the week).

BitB and Ceres thoughts )

In the kitchen sink news, I am obsessed with this song by Andrea Bocelli and Marta Sanchez. I am a sucker for duets.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: This isn't a quote but a paraphrase because I don't have the volume with me, but I think it's such a great description: 'He is the guy who comes through the emergeny exit and doesn't look ashamed.' (Description of Wanibuchi from Beauty is the Beast).

ETA: My dorama to-watch soon list continues to expand as I'd gotten my hands on Devil Beside You (a Taiwanese one, MV here) and Boku Dake Na Madonna (a Japanese one).
dangermousie: (FY: Tamahome red by jadeicons)
I have finished episode five of Majo No Jouken. It keeps breaking my heart and I can't stop watching. I've also decided that Takizawa Hideaki has replaced Vic Chou as the most gorgeous guy in a dorama I've ever seen (and it's a tough competition, trust me). If they'd ever did a live action version of Fushigi Yuugi (no chance in hell), I'd want him for Tamahome and if you know me, it's kinda a big deal :)

Thoughts on ep 5 )

In other news, I was reading first volume of Ayashi No Ceres and third volume of Beauty is the Beast ([livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, I tried to find Basara, but the better stocked place only had Vol 4. I'll try the best stocked place I know later in the week).

BitB and Ceres thoughts )

In the kitchen sink news, I am obsessed with this song by Andrea Bocelli and Marta Sanchez. I am a sucker for duets.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: This isn't a quote but a paraphrase because I don't have the volume with me, but I think it's such a great description: 'He is the guy who comes through the emergeny exit and doesn't look ashamed.' (Description of Wanibuchi from Beauty is the Beast).

ETA: My dorama to-watch soon list continues to expand as I'd gotten my hands on Devil Beside You (a Taiwanese one, MV here) and Boku Dake Na Madonna (a Japanese one).
dangermousie: (Anime: HYD manga Domyouji/Tsukushi hug)
Reading [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow's posts on the live action Hana Yori Dango version has restarted my HYD bug (always dormant, never gone).

I am quite quite anticipating the j-dorama sequel, but what I really feel like doing is rewatching the anime. Or at least one of my favorite scenes (which unfortunately isn't in the jdorama). It's after Domyouji rescued Tsukushi from being bullied (after the photo fiasco, long story blah blah blah). And she is all beaten up so he picks her up and starts carrying her off. And she indignantly demands to be put down, because she can walk (even though she is all beat up to hell). And he rejoins 'No way. I've finally caught you.' That sound you heard was my shipper motor being turned on like mad.

Heee. Maybe in the dorama sequel, they can put in the scene that hasn't been in any live action ones so far: they go to Canada and Tsukushi ends up in a snowstorm. And the author pulls that oldie-but-goodie cliche that they have to share body heat to save her from hypothermia. Heeeeeee. Complete love. Extra points to Tsukushi for wondering why on earth Domyouji came out looking for her in the snowstorm (and that is after he repeatedly expressed his liking for her. Girl is dense). And wondering why it felt good (the cuddling, not the freezing to death). And super extra points to the annoying catty three-girl-clique who really seem to not get that 'hey, no, he isn't going to like you for turning on her.' Heh.

And this exchange (manga) basically sums up why they crack me up:

A random guy bumps into Tsukushi.
Guy: Watch where you're standing, you ugly cow.
Domyouji: Hey. What did you just say?
Domyouji: kicks the guy.
Tsukushi: C-cut it out! Why do you always have to do stuff like that?! It's not like you've never called me names before!
Domyouji: Only I get to say things like that to you.
Tsukushi: I see that part of you hasn't changed much.

ROFL

And I couldn't help it, I watched the end of Full House. Spoilery squee )

Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer is right. I read the first two volumes of Beauty is the Beast (what is with the name?) and I do like it, even if not as much as MeriPuri, Ouran, or Watase stuff. I am also amused at all the excuses to get the hero shirtless. Heeee.
dangermousie: (Anime: HYD manga Domyouji/Tsukushi hug)
Reading [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow's posts on the live action Hana Yori Dango version has restarted my HYD bug (always dormant, never gone).

I am quite quite anticipating the j-dorama sequel, but what I really feel like doing is rewatching the anime. Or at least one of my favorite scenes (which unfortunately isn't in the jdorama). It's after Domyouji rescued Tsukushi from being bullied (after the photo fiasco, long story blah blah blah). And she is all beaten up so he picks her up and starts carrying her off. And she indignantly demands to be put down, because she can walk (even though she is all beat up to hell). And he rejoins 'No way. I've finally caught you.' That sound you heard was my shipper motor being turned on like mad.

Heee. Maybe in the dorama sequel, they can put in the scene that hasn't been in any live action ones so far: they go to Canada and Tsukushi ends up in a snowstorm. And the author pulls that oldie-but-goodie cliche that they have to share body heat to save her from hypothermia. Heeeeeee. Complete love. Extra points to Tsukushi for wondering why on earth Domyouji came out looking for her in the snowstorm (and that is after he repeatedly expressed his liking for her. Girl is dense). And wondering why it felt good (the cuddling, not the freezing to death). And super extra points to the annoying catty three-girl-clique who really seem to not get that 'hey, no, he isn't going to like you for turning on her.' Heh.

And this exchange (manga) basically sums up why they crack me up:

A random guy bumps into Tsukushi.
Guy: Watch where you're standing, you ugly cow.
Domyouji: Hey. What did you just say?
Domyouji: kicks the guy.
Tsukushi: C-cut it out! Why do you always have to do stuff like that?! It's not like you've never called me names before!
Domyouji: Only I get to say things like that to you.
Tsukushi: I see that part of you hasn't changed much.

ROFL

And I couldn't help it, I watched the end of Full House. Spoilery squee )

Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer is right. I read the first two volumes of Beauty is the Beast (what is with the name?) and I do like it, even if not as much as MeriPuri, Ouran, or Watase stuff. I am also amused at all the excuses to get the hero shirtless. Heeee.
dangermousie: (Anime: HYD manga Domyouji/Tsukushi hug)
Reading [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow's posts on the live action Hana Yori Dango version has restarted my HYD bug (always dormant, never gone).

I am quite quite anticipating the j-dorama sequel, but what I really feel like doing is rewatching the anime. Or at least one of my favorite scenes (which unfortunately isn't in the jdorama). It's after Domyouji rescued Tsukushi from being bullied (after the photo fiasco, long story blah blah blah). And she is all beaten up so he picks her up and starts carrying her off. And she indignantly demands to be put down, because she can walk (even though she is all beat up to hell). And he rejoins 'No way. I've finally caught you.' That sound you heard was my shipper motor being turned on like mad.

Heee. Maybe in the dorama sequel, they can put in the scene that hasn't been in any live action ones so far: they go to Canada and Tsukushi ends up in a snowstorm. And the author pulls that oldie-but-goodie cliche that they have to share body heat to save her from hypothermia. Heeeeeee. Complete love. Extra points to Tsukushi for wondering why on earth Domyouji came out looking for her in the snowstorm (and that is after he repeatedly expressed his liking for her. Girl is dense). And wondering why it felt good (the cuddling, not the freezing to death). And super extra points to the annoying catty three-girl-clique who really seem to not get that 'hey, no, he isn't going to like you for turning on her.' Heh.

And this exchange (manga) basically sums up why they crack me up:

A random guy bumps into Tsukushi.
Guy: Watch where you're standing, you ugly cow.
Domyouji: Hey. What did you just say?
Domyouji: kicks the guy.
Tsukushi: C-cut it out! Why do you always have to do stuff like that?! It's not like you've never called me names before!
Domyouji: Only I get to say things like that to you.
Tsukushi: I see that part of you hasn't changed much.

ROFL

And I couldn't help it, I watched the end of Full House. Spoilery squee )

Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] crumpeteer is right. I read the first two volumes of Beauty is the Beast (what is with the name?) and I do like it, even if not as much as MeriPuri, Ouran, or Watase stuff. I am also amused at all the excuses to get the hero shirtless. Heeee.

Profile

dangermousie: (Default)
dangermousie

November 2012

S M T W T F S
     1 2 3
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 07:49 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios