dangermousie: (BSG: Kara/Sam by cmack_icons)
1. Respond to everyone...

2. Catch up on The King 2 Hearts eps 13-14, Love Rain 11-14 (bliss!!!) and Queen In Hyun's Man eps 5-6. I am putting aside The Equator Man to binge when it's done.

3. Clear up and post caps of eps 3-4 of QIHM - such a perfect, shippy, gorgeous drama. And Bung Do is such an amazing hero - smart, good, laid-back. Yoo Inna's heroine is wonderful and loveable too.

4. Read Cassandra Clare's latest in Mortal Instruments series, "City of Lost Souls." I eat up that series and the angsty angsty lurve between Clary and Jace with a big spoon. Though I think the premise of CoLS, in which Clary's used-to-think-he-was-her-brother-but-he-wasn't boyfriend gets possessed by her demonic-real-life-brother and there might be make-outs, reaches the levels of insanity not seen since CLAMP or Vampire Knight. Bring it on, people!

4. Start Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Born of Night," the first one in her League series. Love me some space opera, love me some romance, loved the other book in the series I read, and also met the protagonists of this one in the other book and thought they were awesome. The super-tall, super-strong invincible half-human former assassin and tiny dancer gal/daughter of a president that he rescues and who can wind him around her finger is a scenario made for me. Plus, I know Kenyon, h/c is going to be out of this world.

5. Finish Lauren Kate's "Fallen" quartet, at least the three books that are out. I am a sucker for paranormal romance YA (ummm, paranormal romance in general) and got 2/3 through this on my plane ride. Addiction! In Fallen, Luce, our teenage, sent-to-reform-school, seeing creepy visions heroine, finds out that she is one half of a super-doomed, super-punished couple - she keeps reincarnating over and over and over through the centuries only to die at the moment she and her equally punished OTP get together (he is a powerful sort-of-fallen angel and his punishment is to stay alive and remember everything only for it to happen over and over again no matter what he does). They are in their own cdrama! Only this time, she's not been baptized or brought up in any religion, so if she dies, that is the end, no reincarnation or anything. And a lot of supernatural bad guys are interested in that. On plus side, she also didn't die when they got together. Now, if she can only keep staying alive! Anyway, I love it to bits and ship the OTP. The whole thing would make a fun CW show but I am glad it's been left alone because you just know the makers would stick her with bad-boy Cam and not her OTP (see Vampire Diaries, adaptation of...).

6. Sleep. I am so jetlagged.
dangermousie: (BSG: Kara/Sam by cmack_icons)
1. Respond to everyone...

2. Catch up on The King 2 Hearts eps 13-14, Love Rain 11-14 (bliss!!!) and Queen In Hyun's Man eps 5-6. I am putting aside The Equator Man to binge when it's done.

3. Clear up and post caps of eps 3-4 of QIHM - such a perfect, shippy, gorgeous drama. And Bung Do is such an amazing hero - smart, good, laid-back. Yoo Inna's heroine is wonderful and loveable too.

4. Read Cassandra Clare's latest in Mortal Instruments series, "City of Lost Souls." I eat up that series and the angsty angsty lurve between Clary and Jace with a big spoon. Though I think the premise of CoLS, in which Clary's used-to-think-he-was-her-brother-but-he-wasn't boyfriend gets possessed by her demonic-real-life-brother and there might be make-outs, reaches the levels of insanity not seen since CLAMP or Vampire Knight. Bring it on, people!

4. Start Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Born of Night," the first one in her League series. Love me some space opera, love me some romance, loved the other book in the series I read, and also met the protagonists of this one in the other book and thought they were awesome. The super-tall, super-strong invincible half-human former assassin and tiny dancer gal/daughter of a president that he rescues and who can wind him around her finger is a scenario made for me. Plus, I know Kenyon, h/c is going to be out of this world.

5. Finish Lauren Kate's "Fallen" quartet, at least the three books that are out. I am a sucker for paranormal romance YA (ummm, paranormal romance in general) and got 2/3 through this on my plane ride. Addiction! In Fallen, Luce, our teenage, sent-to-reform-school, seeing creepy visions heroine, finds out that she is one half of a super-doomed, super-punished couple - she keeps reincarnating over and over and over through the centuries only to die at the moment she and her equally punished OTP get together (he is a powerful sort-of-fallen angel and his punishment is to stay alive and remember everything only for it to happen over and over again no matter what he does). They are in their own cdrama! Only this time, she's not been baptized or brought up in any religion, so if she dies, that is the end, no reincarnation or anything. And a lot of supernatural bad guys are interested in that. On plus side, she also didn't die when they got together. Now, if she can only keep staying alive! Anyway, I love it to bits and ship the OTP. The whole thing would make a fun CW show but I am glad it's been left alone because you just know the makers would stick her with bad-boy Cam and not her OTP (see Vampire Diaries, adaptation of...).

6. Sleep. I am so jetlagged.
dangermousie: (BSG: Kara/Sam by cmack_icons)
1. Respond to everyone...

2. Catch up on The King 2 Hearts eps 13-14, Love Rain 11-14 (bliss!!!) and Queen In Hyun's Man eps 5-6. I am putting aside The Equator Man to binge when it's done.

3. Clear up and post caps of eps 3-4 of QIHM - such a perfect, shippy, gorgeous drama. And Bung Do is such an amazing hero - smart, good, laid-back. Yoo Inna's heroine is wonderful and loveable too.

4. Read Cassandra Clare's latest in Mortal Instruments series, "City of Lost Souls." I eat up that series and the angsty angsty lurve between Clary and Jace with a big spoon. Though I think the premise of CoLS, in which Clary's used-to-think-he-was-her-brother-but-he-wasn't boyfriend gets possessed by her demonic-real-life-brother and there might be make-outs, reaches the levels of insanity not seen since CLAMP or Vampire Knight. Bring it on, people!

4. Start Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Born of Night," the first one in her League series. Love me some space opera, love me some romance, loved the other book in the series I read, and also met the protagonists of this one in the other book and thought they were awesome. The super-tall, super-strong invincible half-human former assassin and tiny dancer gal/daughter of a president that he rescues and who can wind him around her finger is a scenario made for me. Plus, I know Kenyon, h/c is going to be out of this world.

5. Finish Lauren Kate's "Fallen" quartet, at least the three books that are out. I am a sucker for paranormal romance YA (ummm, paranormal romance in general) and got 2/3 through this on my plane ride. Addiction! In Fallen, Luce, our teenage, sent-to-reform-school, seeing creepy visions heroine, finds out that she is one half of a super-doomed, super-punished couple - she keeps reincarnating over and over and over through the centuries only to die at the moment she and her equally punished OTP get together (he is a powerful sort-of-fallen angel and his punishment is to stay alive and remember everything only for it to happen over and over again no matter what he does). They are in their own cdrama! Only this time, she's not been baptized or brought up in any religion, so if she dies, that is the end, no reincarnation or anything. And a lot of supernatural bad guys are interested in that. On plus side, she also didn't die when they got together. Now, if she can only keep staying alive! Anyway, I love it to bits and ship the OTP. The whole thing would make a fun CW show but I am glad it's been left alone because you just know the makers would stick her with bad-boy Cam and not her OTP (see Vampire Diaries, adaptation of...).

6. Sleep. I am so jetlagged.
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Disclaimer (which seems to always be necessary when talking about CC): Yes, I know all about the CC fandom kerfuffle. No, I don't care.

It is probably no secret that I like Cassandra Clare's published works. I mean, if you enjoy delicious fantasy angstpie, kdrama-style, the way I do, what's not to love?

So, when I finally got around to her latest, The Clockwork Prince, second in the Infernal Devises series, I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it, but I didn't realize how much. This just might be my favorite of all of hers. I enjoyed the first book but not as much as I did her Mortal Instruments trilogy, but I think with the second book, this might become my favorite of the two series.

This time Tessa-possibly-a-Warlock and the Victorian Shadowhunters are still on the trail of steampunk-inducing bad guy who wants to rule England with the help of automatons, but as always, the true fun is all the angst and trauma inflicted on our protagonists (by the end of the book, I pretty much decided Will might be better off killing himself).

Mainly, I am impressed that this is the only book I've ever come across that made me fine with a love triangle and actually get it, as opposed to wanting to consign every participant and the writer into a fiery pit. Here is why:

1. Tessa likes Will in Book 1, until he's an utter bastard to her (for excellent reasons as we learn but she doesn't know). Being, for once, a reasonable type of heroine, she doesn't decide that conceals a tortured soul but moves on. She might still be attracted to the hot, but has common sense not to pursue it further. She spends lots of time with Jem in Book 2 and they slowly grow close.
2. For once, the heroine is actually smart to realize that if she's attracted to two people, she's not ready to be committed to either. Granted, that doesn't go anywhere and she continues with her engagement to Jem for plotty reasons, but at least she realizes it's fucked up, she just doesn't really have a choice.
3. Teenagers. Hormonal insanity ahoy.

Anyway, best outcome, imo, would be for Tessa to marry Jem then, when he keels over from his illness, she can hook up with Will after a mourning period. That way, everyone is happy. Sort of. Too bad I don't think she can ever hook up with Will now because I don't think he'd be able to deal with the fact that his best/only friend's death is what enabled him to end up with Tessa and he's happy as a result of his friend's untimely demise. Ummm...threesomes?

Anywho, if you like overwrought delicious emo, check this one out. Nothing beats the "OMG, I am in love with my brother/sister!" kdrama angst of Mortal Instruments, but we can't have everything.
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Disclaimer (which seems to always be necessary when talking about CC): Yes, I know all about the CC fandom kerfuffle. No, I don't care.

It is probably no secret that I like Cassandra Clare's published works. I mean, if you enjoy delicious fantasy angstpie, kdrama-style, the way I do, what's not to love?

So, when I finally got around to her latest, The Clockwork Prince, second in the Infernal Devises series, I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it, but I didn't realize how much. This just might be my favorite of all of hers. I enjoyed the first book but not as much as I did her Mortal Instruments trilogy, but I think with the second book, this might become my favorite of the two series.

This time Tessa-possibly-a-Warlock and the Victorian Shadowhunters are still on the trail of steampunk-inducing bad guy who wants to rule England with the help of automatons, but as always, the true fun is all the angst and trauma inflicted on our protagonists (by the end of the book, I pretty much decided Will might be better off killing himself).

Mainly, I am impressed that this is the only book I've ever come across that made me fine with a love triangle and actually get it, as opposed to wanting to consign every participant and the writer into a fiery pit. Here is why:

1. Tessa likes Will in Book 1, until he's an utter bastard to her (for excellent reasons as we learn but she doesn't know). Being, for once, a reasonable type of heroine, she doesn't decide that conceals a tortured soul but moves on. She might still be attracted to the hot, but has common sense not to pursue it further. She spends lots of time with Jem in Book 2 and they slowly grow close.
2. For once, the heroine is actually smart to realize that if she's attracted to two people, she's not ready to be committed to either. Granted, that doesn't go anywhere and she continues with her engagement to Jem for plotty reasons, but at least she realizes it's fucked up, she just doesn't really have a choice.
3. Teenagers. Hormonal insanity ahoy.

Anyway, best outcome, imo, would be for Tessa to marry Jem then, when he keels over from his illness, she can hook up with Will after a mourning period. That way, everyone is happy. Sort of. Too bad I don't think she can ever hook up with Will now because I don't think he'd be able to deal with the fact that his best/only friend's death is what enabled him to end up with Tessa and he's happy as a result of his friend's untimely demise. Ummm...threesomes?

Anywho, if you like overwrought delicious emo, check this one out. Nothing beats the "OMG, I am in love with my brother/sister!" kdrama angst of Mortal Instruments, but we can't have everything.
dangermousie: (Default)
Disclaimer (which seems to always be necessary when talking about CC): Yes, I know all about the CC fandom kerfuffle. No, I don't care.

It is probably no secret that I like Cassandra Clare's published works. I mean, if you enjoy delicious fantasy angstpie, kdrama-style, the way I do, what's not to love?

So, when I finally got around to her latest, The Clockwork Prince, second in the Infernal Devises series, I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it, but I didn't realize how much. This just might be my favorite of all of hers. I enjoyed the first book but not as much as I did her Mortal Instruments trilogy, but I think with the second book, this might become my favorite of the two series.

This time Tessa-possibly-a-Warlock and the Victorian Shadowhunters are still on the trail of steampunk-inducing bad guy who wants to rule England with the help of automatons, but as always, the true fun is all the angst and trauma inflicted on our protagonists (by the end of the book, I pretty much decided Will might be better off killing himself).

Mainly, I am impressed that this is the only book I've ever come across that made me fine with a love triangle and actually get it, as opposed to wanting to consign every participant and the writer into a fiery pit. Here is why:

1. Tessa likes Will in Book 1, until he's an utter bastard to her (for excellent reasons as we learn but she doesn't know). Being, for once, a reasonable type of heroine, she doesn't decide that conceals a tortured soul but moves on. She might still be attracted to the hot, but has common sense not to pursue it further. She spends lots of time with Jem in Book 2 and they slowly grow close.
2. For once, the heroine is actually smart to realize that if she's attracted to two people, she's not ready to be committed to either. Granted, that doesn't go anywhere and she continues with her engagement to Jem for plotty reasons, but at least she realizes it's fucked up, she just doesn't really have a choice.
3. Teenagers. Hormonal insanity ahoy.

Anyway, best outcome, imo, would be for Tessa to marry Jem then, when he keels over from his illness, she can hook up with Will after a mourning period. That way, everyone is happy. Sort of. Too bad I don't think she can ever hook up with Will now because I don't think he'd be able to deal with the fact that his best/only friend's death is what enabled him to end up with Tessa and he's happy as a result of his friend's untimely demise. Ummm...threesomes?

Anywho, if you like overwrought delicious emo, check this one out. Nothing beats the "OMG, I am in love with my brother/sister!" kdrama angst of Mortal Instruments, but we can't have everything.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
I am going to do a proper book post for all the books I read on the trip. But I do want to gush about my favorite of the bunch - Tiffanie DiBartolo's How to Kill a Rockstar. I remember checking it out in a bookstore a long time ago, drawn by the bizarre title. But I put it back, uncertain if I wanted it at the time. But I finally read it and loved it the way I haven't loved a novel in a really long time even if my knowledge/interest in rock music is nil - I giggled, I sniffled, and I shipped like a mad woman. I also adored the writing style. Am madly in love with it and am rereading it already.

A lot of books that classify as 'books for women' (I use that term because it's more encompassing that just chick lit which is a subset) don't really appeal to me. To like a book, I need a protagonist that is either interesting or relatable. And a typical 30-something single woman looking for Mr Right and obsessed with shoes is not someone I can see as either (I have been with my own Mr Right from college and am closer to a Korean drama ahjumma with a husband and kid, and shoes bore me.) Eliza Caelum, the protagonist of Rockstar is not much like me - in her late 20s, formerly suicidal, with a crippling phobia of flying, obsessed with rock music, unafraid to grab what she wants. But I could relate to her because of the way she was written - hopeful above all, sometimes selfconscious and sometimes not. But more importantly, she was interesting. And I loved her.

The story chronicles a couple of years in Eliza's life but it's mainly a love story. As the story opens, Eliza's sheer nerve and desperation get through to an aging (fictional) rock legend who gives her an interview, which leads to a job with a music magazine (not a glamorous job but a job she wants anyway) which leads to her move to New York. There, the almost broke Eliza becomes roomates with Paul Hudson, the singer for her brother Michael's band (most of the characters in the novel are obsessed with music - either making it or listening to it or both). The book is largely Paul and Eliza's love story and I shipped them so insanely hard, I started bawling at one point in the middle at 2am. Don't ask. If you are looking for a typical "girl finds love and meaning with sexy rock god" book, this isn't really a book I'd recommend (there is a sexy rock god character and I adore him but it's a secondary character and not the recipient of Eliza's love). Paul is struggling on the edge of poverty (and it's probably not a spoiler to say the book does not end with him becoming a sensation of any sort) but, more importantly, he is weird. He is as weird as Eliza is, and probably weirder, but their breaks perfectly fit together (that is why I love the book - if someone like Paul even tried to hit on me, I'd run away. Far far away. But he and Eliza are perfect together). The novel is written as an alternating series of first-person narratives, Eliza's and Paul's (though at one point a couple other characters get a go) and it really fits the mood of the story, but especially comes handy about midpoint, when there is a big plot twist that one party is aware of and the other not.

So I really recommend it. It was a lovely lovely book about people I ended up loving. But, more importantly, I ended up believing they really loved each other.

Worst Book honors went to Gordon Keith, an excruciatingly dull and disjointed Victorian novel by Thomas Nelson Page that I finished only through sheer stubborness. The man was famous for his short stories and should have stuck with them.

In other news, I started Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel (I like her books and am unashamed of who knows it) and am incredibly amused. I know CC is a Dunnett fangirl and her previous hero, Jace, was basically a dead ringer for Dunnett's Lymond, but her new hero, Will, is a dead ringer for Jerrott! Heh.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
I am going to do a proper book post for all the books I read on the trip. But I do want to gush about my favorite of the bunch - Tiffanie DiBartolo's How to Kill a Rockstar. I remember checking it out in a bookstore a long time ago, drawn by the bizarre title. But I put it back, uncertain if I wanted it at the time. But I finally read it and loved it the way I haven't loved a novel in a really long time even if my knowledge/interest in rock music is nil - I giggled, I sniffled, and I shipped like a mad woman. I also adored the writing style. Am madly in love with it and am rereading it already.

A lot of books that classify as 'books for women' (I use that term because it's more encompassing that just chick lit which is a subset) don't really appeal to me. To like a book, I need a protagonist that is either interesting or relatable. And a typical 30-something single woman looking for Mr Right and obsessed with shoes is not someone I can see as either (I have been with my own Mr Right from college and am closer to a Korean drama ahjumma with a husband and kid, and shoes bore me.) Eliza Caelum, the protagonist of Rockstar is not much like me - in her late 20s, formerly suicidal, with a crippling phobia of flying, obsessed with rock music, unafraid to grab what she wants. But I could relate to her because of the way she was written - hopeful above all, sometimes selfconscious and sometimes not. But more importantly, she was interesting. And I loved her.

The story chronicles a couple of years in Eliza's life but it's mainly a love story. As the story opens, Eliza's sheer nerve and desperation get through to an aging (fictional) rock legend who gives her an interview, which leads to a job with a music magazine (not a glamorous job but a job she wants anyway) which leads to her move to New York. There, the almost broke Eliza becomes roomates with Paul Hudson, the singer for her brother Michael's band (most of the characters in the novel are obsessed with music - either making it or listening to it or both). The book is largely Paul and Eliza's love story and I shipped them so insanely hard, I started bawling at one point in the middle at 2am. Don't ask. If you are looking for a typical "girl finds love and meaning with sexy rock god" book, this isn't really a book I'd recommend (there is a sexy rock god character and I adore him but it's a secondary character and not the recipient of Eliza's love). Paul is struggling on the edge of poverty (and it's probably not a spoiler to say the book does not end with him becoming a sensation of any sort) but, more importantly, he is weird. He is as weird as Eliza is, and probably weirder, but their breaks perfectly fit together (that is why I love the book - if someone like Paul even tried to hit on me, I'd run away. Far far away. But he and Eliza are perfect together). The novel is written as an alternating series of first-person narratives, Eliza's and Paul's (though at one point a couple other characters get a go) and it really fits the mood of the story, but especially comes handy about midpoint, when there is a big plot twist that one party is aware of and the other not.

So I really recommend it. It was a lovely lovely book about people I ended up loving. But, more importantly, I ended up believing they really loved each other.

Worst Book honors went to Gordon Keith, an excruciatingly dull and disjointed Victorian novel by Thomas Nelson Page that I finished only through sheer stubborness. The man was famous for his short stories and should have stuck with them.

In other news, I started Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel (I like her books and am unashamed of who knows it) and am incredibly amused. I know CC is a Dunnett fangirl and her previous hero, Jace, was basically a dead ringer for Dunnett's Lymond, but her new hero, Will, is a dead ringer for Jerrott! Heh.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
I am going to do a proper book post for all the books I read on the trip. But I do want to gush about my favorite of the bunch - Tiffanie DiBartolo's How to Kill a Rockstar. I remember checking it out in a bookstore a long time ago, drawn by the bizarre title. But I put it back, uncertain if I wanted it at the time. But I finally read it and loved it the way I haven't loved a novel in a really long time even if my knowledge/interest in rock music is nil - I giggled, I sniffled, and I shipped like a mad woman. I also adored the writing style. Am madly in love with it and am rereading it already.

A lot of books that classify as 'books for women' (I use that term because it's more encompassing that just chick lit which is a subset) don't really appeal to me. To like a book, I need a protagonist that is either interesting or relatable. And a typical 30-something single woman looking for Mr Right and obsessed with shoes is not someone I can see as either (I have been with my own Mr Right from college and am closer to a Korean drama ahjumma with a husband and kid, and shoes bore me.) Eliza Caelum, the protagonist of Rockstar is not much like me - in her late 20s, formerly suicidal, with a crippling phobia of flying, obsessed with rock music, unafraid to grab what she wants. But I could relate to her because of the way she was written - hopeful above all, sometimes selfconscious and sometimes not. But more importantly, she was interesting. And I loved her.

The story chronicles a couple of years in Eliza's life but it's mainly a love story. As the story opens, Eliza's sheer nerve and desperation get through to an aging (fictional) rock legend who gives her an interview, which leads to a job with a music magazine (not a glamorous job but a job she wants anyway) which leads to her move to New York. There, the almost broke Eliza becomes roomates with Paul Hudson, the singer for her brother Michael's band (most of the characters in the novel are obsessed with music - either making it or listening to it or both). The book is largely Paul and Eliza's love story and I shipped them so insanely hard, I started bawling at one point in the middle at 2am. Don't ask. If you are looking for a typical "girl finds love and meaning with sexy rock god" book, this isn't really a book I'd recommend (there is a sexy rock god character and I adore him but it's a secondary character and not the recipient of Eliza's love). Paul is struggling on the edge of poverty (and it's probably not a spoiler to say the book does not end with him becoming a sensation of any sort) but, more importantly, he is weird. He is as weird as Eliza is, and probably weirder, but their breaks perfectly fit together (that is why I love the book - if someone like Paul even tried to hit on me, I'd run away. Far far away. But he and Eliza are perfect together). The novel is written as an alternating series of first-person narratives, Eliza's and Paul's (though at one point a couple other characters get a go) and it really fits the mood of the story, but especially comes handy about midpoint, when there is a big plot twist that one party is aware of and the other not.

So I really recommend it. It was a lovely lovely book about people I ended up loving. But, more importantly, I ended up believing they really loved each other.

Worst Book honors went to Gordon Keith, an excruciatingly dull and disjointed Victorian novel by Thomas Nelson Page that I finished only through sheer stubborness. The man was famous for his short stories and should have stuck with them.

In other news, I started Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel (I like her books and am unashamed of who knows it) and am incredibly amused. I know CC is a Dunnett fangirl and her previous hero, Jace, was basically a dead ringer for Dunnett's Lymond, but her new hero, Will, is a dead ringer for Jerrott! Heh.
dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)
Apparently they are making Casandra Clare's trilogy into a movie.

Ahh, the drama.

I am really curious as to how they would deal with the whole "I love you madly and you are my sibling" thing that those books have as the main couple. I mean - Hollywood movies aren't exactly kdramas but if you take that out and reveal what's-what right from the beginning, that takes all the drama out.

I am pretty unashamed about loving those books and the most amusing part in that whole article was the fact that there will be a fourth one. YES. I want to see if Jace can outangst himself. Dubious but not impossible.
dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)
Apparently they are making Casandra Clare's trilogy into a movie.

Ahh, the drama.

I am really curious as to how they would deal with the whole "I love you madly and you are my sibling" thing that those books have as the main couple. I mean - Hollywood movies aren't exactly kdramas but if you take that out and reveal what's-what right from the beginning, that takes all the drama out.

I am pretty unashamed about loving those books and the most amusing part in that whole article was the fact that there will be a fourth one. YES. I want to see if Jace can outangst himself. Dubious but not impossible.
dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)
Apparently they are making Casandra Clare's trilogy into a movie.

Ahh, the drama.

I am really curious as to how they would deal with the whole "I love you madly and you are my sibling" thing that those books have as the main couple. I mean - Hollywood movies aren't exactly kdramas but if you take that out and reveal what's-what right from the beginning, that takes all the drama out.

I am pretty unashamed about loving those books and the most amusing part in that whole article was the fact that there will be a fourth one. YES. I want to see if Jace can outangst himself. Dubious but not impossible.
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
1. I was drunk for the first time in my life last night - well, according to Mr. Mousie, I was just very buzzed, but whichever term you use, this is the most inebriated I was ever. At age 31. I fail at riotous living, apparently. It was ... interesting. I don't think I will repeat the experience as I have no love of being out of control. Also, oh God, am I a cheap date! I only had two cocktails with dinner (we went out as baby was not here).

2. I have finished Mortal Instruments trilogy, reading the last 250+ pages in a gulp in a cafe. That's 3 books in 3 days. Whatever else CC is, she wrote books I went nutty over - if I were 15 this would be my favorite set of books and I'd want to be Clary so badly. As it is, I couldn't resist it anyway.

3. I am going to watch Farscape season 4 now - my long-ago rewatch stopped with S3 finale. After all this time, it is still my favorite piece of fiction of all time, except for Lymonc Chronicles. Interested? Here is a vid that's spoilery only through S2:



4. This reminds me. I want to watch some English language tv/mini - can be British, American, Canadian whatever. I like: scifi, angsty romance, linear storytelling, snark, strong friendships, teenagers, tough ladies, period setting, messed-up guys. I dislike: sitcoms, stuff without strong overarching story, lawyers and doctors and prisoners (as characters), all-male casts, "wholesomeness", neurotic heroines whose only goal is a guy (Felicity, is that you?).

Recs?

5. Apparently Tamra fans are staging protests over their show being cut down to 16 eps. Wait...there are Tamra fans??? Seriously. Some low-rated dramas are masterpieces (Worlds Within, Friend, Mawang etc), some are pretty good (Robbers, La Dolce Vita) but some are total crap - Tamra falls in the latter category. I have yet to understand how it can inspire anyone to anything but a great desire to turn it off.

6. Orthros no Inu ep 6 is out with subs. I cannot wait!
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
1. I was drunk for the first time in my life last night - well, according to Mr. Mousie, I was just very buzzed, but whichever term you use, this is the most inebriated I was ever. At age 31. I fail at riotous living, apparently. It was ... interesting. I don't think I will repeat the experience as I have no love of being out of control. Also, oh God, am I a cheap date! I only had two cocktails with dinner (we went out as baby was not here).

2. I have finished Mortal Instruments trilogy, reading the last 250+ pages in a gulp in a cafe. That's 3 books in 3 days. Whatever else CC is, she wrote books I went nutty over - if I were 15 this would be my favorite set of books and I'd want to be Clary so badly. As it is, I couldn't resist it anyway.

3. I am going to watch Farscape season 4 now - my long-ago rewatch stopped with S3 finale. After all this time, it is still my favorite piece of fiction of all time, except for Lymonc Chronicles. Interested? Here is a vid that's spoilery only through S2:



4. This reminds me. I want to watch some English language tv/mini - can be British, American, Canadian whatever. I like: scifi, angsty romance, linear storytelling, snark, strong friendships, teenagers, tough ladies, period setting, messed-up guys. I dislike: sitcoms, stuff without strong overarching story, lawyers and doctors and prisoners (as characters), all-male casts, "wholesomeness", neurotic heroines whose only goal is a guy (Felicity, is that you?).

Recs?

5. Apparently Tamra fans are staging protests over their show being cut down to 16 eps. Wait...there are Tamra fans??? Seriously. Some low-rated dramas are masterpieces (Worlds Within, Friend, Mawang etc), some are pretty good (Robbers, La Dolce Vita) but some are total crap - Tamra falls in the latter category. I have yet to understand how it can inspire anyone to anything but a great desire to turn it off.

6. Orthros no Inu ep 6 is out with subs. I cannot wait!
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
1. I was drunk for the first time in my life last night - well, according to Mr. Mousie, I was just very buzzed, but whichever term you use, this is the most inebriated I was ever. At age 31. I fail at riotous living, apparently. It was ... interesting. I don't think I will repeat the experience as I have no love of being out of control. Also, oh God, am I a cheap date! I only had two cocktails with dinner (we went out as baby was not here).

2. I have finished Mortal Instruments trilogy, reading the last 250+ pages in a gulp in a cafe. That's 3 books in 3 days. Whatever else CC is, she wrote books I went nutty over - if I were 15 this would be my favorite set of books and I'd want to be Clary so badly. As it is, I couldn't resist it anyway.

3. I am going to watch Farscape season 4 now - my long-ago rewatch stopped with S3 finale. After all this time, it is still my favorite piece of fiction of all time, except for Lymonc Chronicles. Interested? Here is a vid that's spoilery only through S2:



4. This reminds me. I want to watch some English language tv/mini - can be British, American, Canadian whatever. I like: scifi, angsty romance, linear storytelling, snark, strong friendships, teenagers, tough ladies, period setting, messed-up guys. I dislike: sitcoms, stuff without strong overarching story, lawyers and doctors and prisoners (as characters), all-male casts, "wholesomeness", neurotic heroines whose only goal is a guy (Felicity, is that you?).

Recs?

5. Apparently Tamra fans are staging protests over their show being cut down to 16 eps. Wait...there are Tamra fans??? Seriously. Some low-rated dramas are masterpieces (Worlds Within, Friend, Mawang etc), some are pretty good (Robbers, La Dolce Vita) but some are total crap - Tamra falls in the latter category. I have yet to understand how it can inspire anyone to anything but a great desire to turn it off.

6. Orthros no Inu ep 6 is out with subs. I cannot wait!
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal sit by miss_dian)
I think Clary and especially Jace need YEARS of therapy and a lot of medication even more than their angsty incestuous make-out sessions.

I am on book 3 of Mortal Instruments already. Levels of obsession are reaching unhealthiness. But how can I resist? It has angsty messed-up unworthiness-feeling guys (He totally always blames himself for everything because he believes he destroys those he loves, everything is his fault, etc etc - clearly being brought up by Evil Overlord is bad for you) with deadly combat skills willing to do anything to protect their smart, magically gifted younger sisters who they are madly and mututally in forbidden love with. Even Evil Overlord fathers aside, the angst Jace and Clary have because they believe they are siblings is like a really really yummy TIRAMISU. *sluuuuuuurp* They even had a conversation like Zai Tian and Chen Lin in Black & White about begging not to be a sibling (a twdrama where ZT and CL's situation is basically identical to theirs, though B&W came after MI, of course.)

Also, the hurt/comfort is insane and so good. CC clearly believes that a day spent by Jace without being horribly mistreated is a wasted day. A-MEN.

ETA: Jace is now smashing up his window so his hands will get cut. As a sort of self-devised punishment for hurting Clary out of necessity and accidentally getting Simon trapped.

THIS IS LIKE A DRUG. DRUG.

ETA2: Eeeeeeeew, EEEEEEEW! I know who/what Sebastian is so his kissing Clary is EEEEEEEEEW - I need a glass of milk to wash out mouth. EEEEEEEEEW! In other news: blahblahblah plot. Get back to Jace angsting, plz. That's what I am in this for.

ETA3: They almost have sex in the ruins of his house! I hope there is a rune for PROTECTION, you guys, or there might be a cute magic baby 9 months after. And they only stop because she has common sense and insists they do not proceed until he is clear that this isn't part of his self-loathing party. Heeee. DRUG.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal sit by miss_dian)
I think Clary and especially Jace need YEARS of therapy and a lot of medication even more than their angsty incestuous make-out sessions.

I am on book 3 of Mortal Instruments already. Levels of obsession are reaching unhealthiness. But how can I resist? It has angsty messed-up unworthiness-feeling guys (He totally always blames himself for everything because he believes he destroys those he loves, everything is his fault, etc etc - clearly being brought up by Evil Overlord is bad for you) with deadly combat skills willing to do anything to protect their smart, magically gifted younger sisters who they are madly and mututally in forbidden love with. Even Evil Overlord fathers aside, the angst Jace and Clary have because they believe they are siblings is like a really really yummy TIRAMISU. *sluuuuuuurp* They even had a conversation like Zai Tian and Chen Lin in Black & White about begging not to be a sibling (a twdrama where ZT and CL's situation is basically identical to theirs, though B&W came after MI, of course.)

Also, the hurt/comfort is insane and so good. CC clearly believes that a day spent by Jace without being horribly mistreated is a wasted day. A-MEN.

ETA: Jace is now smashing up his window so his hands will get cut. As a sort of self-devised punishment for hurting Clary out of necessity and accidentally getting Simon trapped.

THIS IS LIKE A DRUG. DRUG.

ETA2: Eeeeeeeew, EEEEEEEW! I know who/what Sebastian is so his kissing Clary is EEEEEEEEEW - I need a glass of milk to wash out mouth. EEEEEEEEEW! In other news: blahblahblah plot. Get back to Jace angsting, plz. That's what I am in this for.

ETA3: They almost have sex in the ruins of his house! I hope there is a rune for PROTECTION, you guys, or there might be a cute magic baby 9 months after. And they only stop because she has common sense and insists they do not proceed until he is clear that this isn't part of his self-loathing party. Heeee. DRUG.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal sit by miss_dian)
I think Clary and especially Jace need YEARS of therapy and a lot of medication even more than their angsty incestuous make-out sessions.

I am on book 3 of Mortal Instruments already. Levels of obsession are reaching unhealthiness. But how can I resist? It has angsty messed-up unworthiness-feeling guys (He totally always blames himself for everything because he believes he destroys those he loves, everything is his fault, etc etc - clearly being brought up by Evil Overlord is bad for you) with deadly combat skills willing to do anything to protect their smart, magically gifted younger sisters who they are madly and mututally in forbidden love with. Even Evil Overlord fathers aside, the angst Jace and Clary have because they believe they are siblings is like a really really yummy TIRAMISU. *sluuuuuuurp* They even had a conversation like Zai Tian and Chen Lin in Black & White about begging not to be a sibling (a twdrama where ZT and CL's situation is basically identical to theirs, though B&W came after MI, of course.)

Also, the hurt/comfort is insane and so good. CC clearly believes that a day spent by Jace without being horribly mistreated is a wasted day. A-MEN.

ETA: Jace is now smashing up his window so his hands will get cut. As a sort of self-devised punishment for hurting Clary out of necessity and accidentally getting Simon trapped.

THIS IS LIKE A DRUG. DRUG.

ETA2: Eeeeeeeew, EEEEEEEW! I know who/what Sebastian is so his kissing Clary is EEEEEEEEEW - I need a glass of milk to wash out mouth. EEEEEEEEEW! In other news: blahblahblah plot. Get back to Jace angsting, plz. That's what I am in this for.

ETA3: They almost have sex in the ruins of his house! I hope there is a rune for PROTECTION, you guys, or there might be a cute magic baby 9 months after. And they only stop because she has common sense and insists they do not proceed until he is clear that this isn't part of his self-loathing party. Heeee. DRUG.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
You can't tell me this isn't kdrama at its finest. Yes. This is after Clary and Jace 'know'* they are siblings but are made to kiss for the amusement of the Faerie Queen (who also believes they are siblings and also knows about their forbidden feelings for each other) as a condition for freeing Clary.

She felt the brush of his lips, light at first, and her own opened automatically beneath the pressure. Almost against her will she felt herself go fluid and pliant, stretching upward to wine her arms around his beck the way a sunflower twists toward light. His arms slid around her, his hands knotting in her hair, and the kiss stopped being gentle and became fierce, all in a single moment like tinder flaring into a blaze. Clary heard a sound rush through the Court, all around them, a wave of noise, but it meant nothing, was lost in the rush of her blood through her veins,the dizzying sense of weightlessness in her body.

Jace's hands moved from her hair, slid down her spine; she felt the hard press of his palms against her shoulder blades- and then he pulled away, gently disengaging himself, drawing her hands away from his neck and stepping back. For a moment Clary thought she might fall; she felt as if something essential had been torn away from her, an arm or a leg, and she stared at Jace in blank astonishment - what did he feel, did he feel nothing? She didn't think she could bear it if he felt nothing.

He looked back at her, and when she saw the look on his face, she saw his eyes at Renwick's, when he had watched the Portal that separated him from his home shatter into a thousand of irretrievable pieces. He hled her gaze for a split second, then looked away from ger, the muscles in his throat working. His hands were clenched into fists at his sides. "Was that good enough?" he called, turning to face the Queen and the courtiers behind her. "Did that entertain you?"


This book was written by my id.

* I presumably spoil no one when I inform you that in reality they are not siblings, though they do not know it yet.

I am genuinely addicted to Mortal Instruments - I don't read much fiction (I am more of a nonfiction kind of gal) and when I do, I don't fall for it so often. I haven't had that delightful feeling in a really long time - that impatience to turn the next page, the need to know what next, and above all that delicious fact in the back of your mind at all time - the knowledge the book is in your bag and you will soon get to read more - that anticipation is almost sweeter than the act of reading itself.

For various reasons, this evening was the first I truly had to myself in a very long time, close to a year. I loved it - taking a long walk and listening to sounds (I love hearing the faint clinks of plate and smells of food from nearby restaurants), eating in the outside area of a little restaurant, turning the pages between bites. Book shopping and people watching. Wandering until my feet got tired.

It was wonderful.

ETA: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! And now he is telling her he never thought he could love anyone because of his father but he loves her (in an unsiblingy way) and begging her to be with him anyway despite the fact that they are siblings and pleading they could keep it a secret. This is delicious. No, not delicious - delicious is not good enough for it. CASSANDRA CLAIRE, KDRAMA WORLD NEEDS YOU TO DO A SCREENPLAY FOR THEM PRONTO.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
You can't tell me this isn't kdrama at its finest. Yes. This is after Clary and Jace 'know'* they are siblings but are made to kiss for the amusement of the Faerie Queen (who also believes they are siblings and also knows about their forbidden feelings for each other) as a condition for freeing Clary.

She felt the brush of his lips, light at first, and her own opened automatically beneath the pressure. Almost against her will she felt herself go fluid and pliant, stretching upward to wine her arms around his beck the way a sunflower twists toward light. His arms slid around her, his hands knotting in her hair, and the kiss stopped being gentle and became fierce, all in a single moment like tinder flaring into a blaze. Clary heard a sound rush through the Court, all around them, a wave of noise, but it meant nothing, was lost in the rush of her blood through her veins,the dizzying sense of weightlessness in her body.

Jace's hands moved from her hair, slid down her spine; she felt the hard press of his palms against her shoulder blades- and then he pulled away, gently disengaging himself, drawing her hands away from his neck and stepping back. For a moment Clary thought she might fall; she felt as if something essential had been torn away from her, an arm or a leg, and she stared at Jace in blank astonishment - what did he feel, did he feel nothing? She didn't think she could bear it if he felt nothing.

He looked back at her, and when she saw the look on his face, she saw his eyes at Renwick's, when he had watched the Portal that separated him from his home shatter into a thousand of irretrievable pieces. He hled her gaze for a split second, then looked away from ger, the muscles in his throat working. His hands were clenched into fists at his sides. "Was that good enough?" he called, turning to face the Queen and the courtiers behind her. "Did that entertain you?"


This book was written by my id.

* I presumably spoil no one when I inform you that in reality they are not siblings, though they do not know it yet.

I am genuinely addicted to Mortal Instruments - I don't read much fiction (I am more of a nonfiction kind of gal) and when I do, I don't fall for it so often. I haven't had that delightful feeling in a really long time - that impatience to turn the next page, the need to know what next, and above all that delicious fact in the back of your mind at all time - the knowledge the book is in your bag and you will soon get to read more - that anticipation is almost sweeter than the act of reading itself.

For various reasons, this evening was the first I truly had to myself in a very long time, close to a year. I loved it - taking a long walk and listening to sounds (I love hearing the faint clinks of plate and smells of food from nearby restaurants), eating in the outside area of a little restaurant, turning the pages between bites. Book shopping and people watching. Wandering until my feet got tired.

It was wonderful.

ETA: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! And now he is telling her he never thought he could love anyone because of his father but he loves her (in an unsiblingy way) and begging her to be with him anyway despite the fact that they are siblings and pleading they could keep it a secret. This is delicious. No, not delicious - delicious is not good enough for it. CASSANDRA CLAIRE, KDRAMA WORLD NEEDS YOU TO DO A SCREENPLAY FOR THEM PRONTO.

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