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You do NOT want to know how many times I've rewatched the abandoned house scene in the last ep of Hana Yori Dango 2. It's so perfect it makes me grin and sniffle at the same time: so tender and sweet and perfect. Like the drama itself (I confess to loving Hanadan 2 more than first season and not because I didn't love the first season). I have so much more meta on it coming up.

I have finished volume 4 of Can't Lose You, and mmm. Nope. This manhwa went from 'cute shoujo' to 'weird, and not in a good way' really quick. It's only 6 volumes total so I'll finish it, but Snow Drop it ain't. And even though it's 6 volumes it feels barebones, character-wise somehow, the way a four volume MeruPuri does not.
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You do NOT want to know how many times I've rewatched the abandoned house scene in the last ep of Hana Yori Dango 2. It's so perfect it makes me grin and sniffle at the same time: so tender and sweet and perfect. Like the drama itself (I confess to loving Hanadan 2 more than first season and not because I didn't love the first season). I have so much more meta on it coming up.

I have finished volume 4 of Can't Lose You, and mmm. Nope. This manhwa went from 'cute shoujo' to 'weird, and not in a good way' really quick. It's only 6 volumes total so I'll finish it, but Snow Drop it ain't. And even though it's 6 volumes it feels barebones, character-wise somehow, the way a four volume MeruPuri does not.
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You do NOT want to know how many times I've rewatched the abandoned house scene in the last ep of Hana Yori Dango 2. It's so perfect it makes me grin and sniffle at the same time: so tender and sweet and perfect. Like the drama itself (I confess to loving Hanadan 2 more than first season and not because I didn't love the first season). I have so much more meta on it coming up.

I have finished volume 4 of Can't Lose You, and mmm. Nope. This manhwa went from 'cute shoujo' to 'weird, and not in a good way' really quick. It's only 6 volumes total so I'll finish it, but Snow Drop it ain't. And even though it's 6 volumes it feels barebones, character-wise somehow, the way a four volume MeruPuri does not.
dangermousie: (LC 2 by autumn_yaar)
First off, have to share: the other night I dreamt Aishwarya Rai was married to Harry Potter. My fandom hats are getting confused, I think.

So, Fruits Basket. It even got me to read scanlations which gives me a headache. Oh well, a sacrifice well-worth-it ;)

I am in the middle of volume 16 which deals with Tohru’s parents. Awwww. And I almost cried when it dealt with her Dad’s death.

But anyway, that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about volume 15. And Yuki. And Kyo.

Cut for ramblings )

In other news I also read massive season finale spoilers for Battlestar Galactica. If true, whoa! (You can find them on TWOP and elsewhere).

Oh, and Amazon? Bizarre. I bought 6 volumes of manga (1-5 of Can’t Lose You and 1 of Basara) and it delivered volumes 1 and 4 of CLY and said the rest will be delivered separately. Why? Bizarre.

I am also midway though ep 8 of Beautiful Life. Kyoko is rather high-maintenance. I am getting mildly annoyed with her skittishness and distrust. So yeah, he knows other women. Chill. But of course, we find out she has a 30% chance of dying (this being a jdrama, it’s a 100% chance ;)) so I’ll cut her slack. She is dealing with it better than I would. I love the scene where Shuji finds her and basically tells her he loves her in this really awesome, matter-of-fact fashion. But the scene I love the most is where he learns about 30% from Kyoko’s Mom and just Kimura’s face: the shock, and trying to process, and disbelief and everything.
dangermousie: (LC 2 by autumn_yaar)
First off, have to share: the other night I dreamt Aishwarya Rai was married to Harry Potter. My fandom hats are getting confused, I think.

So, Fruits Basket. It even got me to read scanlations which gives me a headache. Oh well, a sacrifice well-worth-it ;)

I am in the middle of volume 16 which deals with Tohru’s parents. Awwww. And I almost cried when it dealt with her Dad’s death.

But anyway, that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about volume 15. And Yuki. And Kyo.

Cut for ramblings )

In other news I also read massive season finale spoilers for Battlestar Galactica. If true, whoa! (You can find them on TWOP and elsewhere).

Oh, and Amazon? Bizarre. I bought 6 volumes of manga (1-5 of Can’t Lose You and 1 of Basara) and it delivered volumes 1 and 4 of CLY and said the rest will be delivered separately. Why? Bizarre.

I am also midway though ep 8 of Beautiful Life. Kyoko is rather high-maintenance. I am getting mildly annoyed with her skittishness and distrust. So yeah, he knows other women. Chill. But of course, we find out she has a 30% chance of dying (this being a jdrama, it’s a 100% chance ;)) so I’ll cut her slack. She is dealing with it better than I would. I love the scene where Shuji finds her and basically tells her he loves her in this really awesome, matter-of-fact fashion. But the scene I love the most is where he learns about 30% from Kyoko’s Mom and just Kimura’s face: the shock, and trying to process, and disbelief and everything.
dangermousie: (LC 2 by autumn_yaar)
First off, have to share: the other night I dreamt Aishwarya Rai was married to Harry Potter. My fandom hats are getting confused, I think.

So, Fruits Basket. It even got me to read scanlations which gives me a headache. Oh well, a sacrifice well-worth-it ;)

I am in the middle of volume 16 which deals with Tohru’s parents. Awwww. And I almost cried when it dealt with her Dad’s death.

But anyway, that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about volume 15. And Yuki. And Kyo.

Cut for ramblings )

In other news I also read massive season finale spoilers for Battlestar Galactica. If true, whoa! (You can find them on TWOP and elsewhere).

Oh, and Amazon? Bizarre. I bought 6 volumes of manga (1-5 of Can’t Lose You and 1 of Basara) and it delivered volumes 1 and 4 of CLY and said the rest will be delivered separately. Why? Bizarre.

I am also midway though ep 8 of Beautiful Life. Kyoko is rather high-maintenance. I am getting mildly annoyed with her skittishness and distrust. So yeah, he knows other women. Chill. But of course, we find out she has a 30% chance of dying (this being a jdrama, it’s a 100% chance ;)) so I’ll cut her slack. She is dealing with it better than I would. I love the scene where Shuji finds her and basically tells her he loves her in this really awesome, matter-of-fact fashion. But the scene I love the most is where he learns about 30% from Kyoko’s Mom and just Kimura’s face: the shock, and trying to process, and disbelief and everything.
dangermousie: (Anime: HYD smile by serika_san)
We went to Chicago for Mr. Mousie's birthday and it really was a blast. I really love that city. Amusingly, they had the Gay Olympics VII in the city that weekend and when we were checking in the clerk asked us if we were participants :P

In other news, we finally booked all our hotels in Japan. Including a ryokan stay in Kyoto. I am a bit nervous about the whole traditional thing (I don't want to muck up and be unintentionally rude) but we'll see and hopefully do our best. Though I am very tempted to try a love hotel for the heck of it :P

And booking the hotels reminded me of Japan (duh) which by circuitous logical processes led me to pull out the Japanese live-action (they are called jdoramas, right?) adaptation of Hana Yori Dango. I tried watching it ages ago, but it was right after the anime so it felt weird. It's quite enjoyable. Also, stars Matsujun who is apparently popular.

For those who've missed my long long LONG rambles about both the anime and the Taiwanese live action adapatation (just check the 'hyd' and the 'meteor garden' tags), the story is pretty simple, kinda a modern, crazy take on "Pride and Prejudice." Tsukushi is a poor student in a very rich school, fish out of water. She is also an extremely strong personality who, in defending a friend, comes afoul of F4, the gang of the 4 guys who rule the school. She fights back and in doing so captures the interest and then the heart of the F4 leader, Doumyouji. She, understandably, can't stand him.

Thoughts on the jdorama and HYD in general. Spoilers for first half of story )

Btw, [livejournal.com profile] catdecember (or anyone else), do you have any good jdorama or korean or taiwanese drama recs? And where to dl them? Angsty romance preferred.

I have also bought Vol 6 of Ouran High School Host Club manga because I am in such a withdrawal from the anime. I looooove the manga. So funny, I was laughing to myself on the plane, gathering plenty of weird looks. Spoiler for vol 6. They haven't dealt with this in the anime yet )

Watching HYD and Ouran in proximity made me realize that Ouran is HYD's madcap, funny, lighthearted sibling. HYD is drama and Ouran is comedy, but the set-up, with the non-beautiful girl coming to the attention of the most popular group of guys in school, with them being super rich and her being poor, and the girl having a wacky family etc etc, is pretty similar. Heeee.

And last but not least, I meant to mention it for a while, I actually read two volumes of manhwa, a Korean version of 'manga,' called 'Can't lose you,' the plot of which just demands to be stolen and made into a Bollywood flick, as the heroine of it, Yoon, a poor but plucky and working hard to earn money school girl turns out to be a doppelganger of Lida, a shallow and spoiled heiress. Lida needs someone to pretend to be her as someone mysterious is trying to off her so she hires the heroine. And then there is Gil Gaon, a rising young politician, whose family wants to match him with Lida and for whom Lida has hots. Gaon is not interested in Lida because she is empty headed and empty hearted but then he meets the heroine and an OTP is born but he doesn't know she isn't Lida blah blah blah. The angst is going to be good.
dangermousie: (Anime: HYD smile by serika_san)
We went to Chicago for Mr. Mousie's birthday and it really was a blast. I really love that city. Amusingly, they had the Gay Olympics VII in the city that weekend and when we were checking in the clerk asked us if we were participants :P

In other news, we finally booked all our hotels in Japan. Including a ryokan stay in Kyoto. I am a bit nervous about the whole traditional thing (I don't want to muck up and be unintentionally rude) but we'll see and hopefully do our best. Though I am very tempted to try a love hotel for the heck of it :P

And booking the hotels reminded me of Japan (duh) which by circuitous logical processes led me to pull out the Japanese live-action (they are called jdoramas, right?) adaptation of Hana Yori Dango. I tried watching it ages ago, but it was right after the anime so it felt weird. It's quite enjoyable. Also, stars Matsujun who is apparently popular.

For those who've missed my long long LONG rambles about both the anime and the Taiwanese live action adapatation (just check the 'hyd' and the 'meteor garden' tags), the story is pretty simple, kinda a modern, crazy take on "Pride and Prejudice." Tsukushi is a poor student in a very rich school, fish out of water. She is also an extremely strong personality who, in defending a friend, comes afoul of F4, the gang of the 4 guys who rule the school. She fights back and in doing so captures the interest and then the heart of the F4 leader, Doumyouji. She, understandably, can't stand him.

Thoughts on the jdorama and HYD in general. Spoilers for first half of story )

Btw, [livejournal.com profile] catdecember (or anyone else), do you have any good jdorama or korean or taiwanese drama recs? And where to dl them? Angsty romance preferred.

I have also bought Vol 6 of Ouran High School Host Club manga because I am in such a withdrawal from the anime. I looooove the manga. So funny, I was laughing to myself on the plane, gathering plenty of weird looks. Spoiler for vol 6. They haven't dealt with this in the anime yet )

Watching HYD and Ouran in proximity made me realize that Ouran is HYD's madcap, funny, lighthearted sibling. HYD is drama and Ouran is comedy, but the set-up, with the non-beautiful girl coming to the attention of the most popular group of guys in school, with them being super rich and her being poor, and the girl having a wacky family etc etc, is pretty similar. Heeee.

And last but not least, I meant to mention it for a while, I actually read two volumes of manhwa, a Korean version of 'manga,' called 'Can't lose you,' the plot of which just demands to be stolen and made into a Bollywood flick, as the heroine of it, Yoon, a poor but plucky and working hard to earn money school girl turns out to be a doppelganger of Lida, a shallow and spoiled heiress. Lida needs someone to pretend to be her as someone mysterious is trying to off her so she hires the heroine. And then there is Gil Gaon, a rising young politician, whose family wants to match him with Lida and for whom Lida has hots. Gaon is not interested in Lida because she is empty headed and empty hearted but then he meets the heroine and an OTP is born but he doesn't know she isn't Lida blah blah blah. The angst is going to be good.
dangermousie: (Anime: HYD smile by serika_san)
We went to Chicago for Mr. Mousie's birthday and it really was a blast. I really love that city. Amusingly, they had the Gay Olympics VII in the city that weekend and when we were checking in the clerk asked us if we were participants :P

In other news, we finally booked all our hotels in Japan. Including a ryokan stay in Kyoto. I am a bit nervous about the whole traditional thing (I don't want to muck up and be unintentionally rude) but we'll see and hopefully do our best. Though I am very tempted to try a love hotel for the heck of it :P

And booking the hotels reminded me of Japan (duh) which by circuitous logical processes led me to pull out the Japanese live-action (they are called jdoramas, right?) adaptation of Hana Yori Dango. I tried watching it ages ago, but it was right after the anime so it felt weird. It's quite enjoyable. Also, stars Matsujun who is apparently popular.

For those who've missed my long long LONG rambles about both the anime and the Taiwanese live action adapatation (just check the 'hyd' and the 'meteor garden' tags), the story is pretty simple, kinda a modern, crazy take on "Pride and Prejudice." Tsukushi is a poor student in a very rich school, fish out of water. She is also an extremely strong personality who, in defending a friend, comes afoul of F4, the gang of the 4 guys who rule the school. She fights back and in doing so captures the interest and then the heart of the F4 leader, Doumyouji. She, understandably, can't stand him.

Thoughts on the jdorama and HYD in general. Spoilers for first half of story )

Btw, [livejournal.com profile] catdecember (or anyone else), do you have any good jdorama or korean or taiwanese drama recs? And where to dl them? Angsty romance preferred.

I have also bought Vol 6 of Ouran High School Host Club manga because I am in such a withdrawal from the anime. I looooove the manga. So funny, I was laughing to myself on the plane, gathering plenty of weird looks. Spoiler for vol 6. They haven't dealt with this in the anime yet )

Watching HYD and Ouran in proximity made me realize that Ouran is HYD's madcap, funny, lighthearted sibling. HYD is drama and Ouran is comedy, but the set-up, with the non-beautiful girl coming to the attention of the most popular group of guys in school, with them being super rich and her being poor, and the girl having a wacky family etc etc, is pretty similar. Heeee.

And last but not least, I meant to mention it for a while, I actually read two volumes of manhwa, a Korean version of 'manga,' called 'Can't lose you,' the plot of which just demands to be stolen and made into a Bollywood flick, as the heroine of it, Yoon, a poor but plucky and working hard to earn money school girl turns out to be a doppelganger of Lida, a shallow and spoiled heiress. Lida needs someone to pretend to be her as someone mysterious is trying to off her so she hires the heroine. And then there is Gil Gaon, a rising young politician, whose family wants to match him with Lida and for whom Lida has hots. Gaon is not interested in Lida because she is empty headed and empty hearted but then he meets the heroine and an OTP is born but he doesn't know she isn't Lida blah blah blah. The angst is going to be good.

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