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It's going to be my birthday tomorrow and I don't know what I feel about this. Cut for silly birthday whining )

Enough of self-pity though. I dreamt last night that I was watching Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna in the theater. My dream self is just as big a fangirl as my real self. Actually, seeing that I am considering spending the evening of my birthday in a movie theater, watching Fanaa, I think my dream self has a ways to go.

In other movie news, I bought the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven and can't wait to watch it.

Now to completely switch tack. Has anyone else read Elizabeth Peters' Night Train to Memphis? It's one of my favorite books and I always read it when I am tired or need cheering up. Peters is best known for her Amelia Peabody series (which are good and I adored Ramses and Nefret but she should have stopped with He Shall Thunder in the Sky, which really tied up all the storylines). NTTM is not a Peabody book and is the first Peters book I've ever read. It's the last book of four or so in a very loose series of stories about Vicky Bliss, an art historian amateur sleuth and her mysterious and shady and snarky on-again-off-again lover John (real name John Tregarth, alias Sir John Smythe. He has an odd sense of humor), who also happens to be an extremely accomplished antiqueties thief. You don't need to have read the previous books to enjoy NTTM (I hadn't at the time), and in any event NTTM is by far the best of the bunch. Vicky, the narrator is tough as a bulldozer, clueless, stubborn and hilarious. John is a fictional descendant of such characters as Lymond and Sir Peter Wimsey. The OTP is snarky and angsty and good. They actually remind me of Logan and Veronica from Veronica Mars a bit, personality-wise.

And speaking of VM, crazy people on TWoP are continuing to puzzle me as they are all currently bemoaning the lack of passion in L/V kisses. They are all "we love the ship but JD and KB don't know how to kiss passionately." Maybe it's me, but that's kinda insane. A kiss is a kiss, unless there is some weird biting, and L/V kissing is totally swoony, but not only that, all their make-out scenes are scorching hot. Argh. Seriously, these scenes are as hot as scenes with people keeping their clothes on can be, and I've rewatched those scenes a bit too much for sanity :P

And I am continuing my watch of Chobits which is adorable. Chi is extremely lucky she ended up with Hideki. He does not treat her as a personcom, but as a person. He can't help it. When she shuts down because of insufficient battery he freaks out, even though she is (others think) a machine and can be recharged later. He ends up carrying her, climbing embankments, to get her some energy summplies, and when they fall off a height, he automatically positions himself so as to break her fall and so as the impact of it will hit him and not her. When he finds her half-dressed after a 'job' (long story) he takes off his shirt and puts it around her, even though she is not regarded as a person. He takes her to a bookstore and when the choice is between a dictionary he needs for studying or a book she wants, he buys the book she wants as a present. When she earns money and wants to give it to him, even though he is broke, he insists she keep it as it's hers. Chi is supposed to be a computer, but Hideki treats her as a person. And you know what? She is one, and his actions bring it out and it's all wonderful. But Hideki is also lucky he ended up with Chi. Otherwise he'd be very lonely in the big city, and have no one to cheer him on and to care for.

And I close with the ridiculous Bolly fashion.

Fashion Horrors to keep you from sleeping )
dangermousie: (Default)
It's going to be my birthday tomorrow and I don't know what I feel about this. Cut for silly birthday whining )

Enough of self-pity though. I dreamt last night that I was watching Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna in the theater. My dream self is just as big a fangirl as my real self. Actually, seeing that I am considering spending the evening of my birthday in a movie theater, watching Fanaa, I think my dream self has a ways to go.

In other movie news, I bought the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven and can't wait to watch it.

Now to completely switch tack. Has anyone else read Elizabeth Peters' Night Train to Memphis? It's one of my favorite books and I always read it when I am tired or need cheering up. Peters is best known for her Amelia Peabody series (which are good and I adored Ramses and Nefret but she should have stopped with He Shall Thunder in the Sky, which really tied up all the storylines). NTTM is not a Peabody book and is the first Peters book I've ever read. It's the last book of four or so in a very loose series of stories about Vicky Bliss, an art historian amateur sleuth and her mysterious and shady and snarky on-again-off-again lover John (real name John Tregarth, alias Sir John Smythe. He has an odd sense of humor), who also happens to be an extremely accomplished antiqueties thief. You don't need to have read the previous books to enjoy NTTM (I hadn't at the time), and in any event NTTM is by far the best of the bunch. Vicky, the narrator is tough as a bulldozer, clueless, stubborn and hilarious. John is a fictional descendant of such characters as Lymond and Sir Peter Wimsey. The OTP is snarky and angsty and good. They actually remind me of Logan and Veronica from Veronica Mars a bit, personality-wise.

And speaking of VM, crazy people on TWoP are continuing to puzzle me as they are all currently bemoaning the lack of passion in L/V kisses. They are all "we love the ship but JD and KB don't know how to kiss passionately." Maybe it's me, but that's kinda insane. A kiss is a kiss, unless there is some weird biting, and L/V kissing is totally swoony, but not only that, all their make-out scenes are scorching hot. Argh. Seriously, these scenes are as hot as scenes with people keeping their clothes on can be, and I've rewatched those scenes a bit too much for sanity :P

And I am continuing my watch of Chobits which is adorable. Chi is extremely lucky she ended up with Hideki. He does not treat her as a personcom, but as a person. He can't help it. When she shuts down because of insufficient battery he freaks out, even though she is (others think) a machine and can be recharged later. He ends up carrying her, climbing embankments, to get her some energy summplies, and when they fall off a height, he automatically positions himself so as to break her fall and so as the impact of it will hit him and not her. When he finds her half-dressed after a 'job' (long story) he takes off his shirt and puts it around her, even though she is not regarded as a person. He takes her to a bookstore and when the choice is between a dictionary he needs for studying or a book she wants, he buys the book she wants as a present. When she earns money and wants to give it to him, even though he is broke, he insists she keep it as it's hers. Chi is supposed to be a computer, but Hideki treats her as a person. And you know what? She is one, and his actions bring it out and it's all wonderful. But Hideki is also lucky he ended up with Chi. Otherwise he'd be very lonely in the big city, and have no one to cheer him on and to care for.

And I close with the ridiculous Bolly fashion.

Fashion Horrors to keep you from sleeping )
dangermousie: (Default)
It's going to be my birthday tomorrow and I don't know what I feel about this. Cut for silly birthday whining )

Enough of self-pity though. I dreamt last night that I was watching Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna in the theater. My dream self is just as big a fangirl as my real self. Actually, seeing that I am considering spending the evening of my birthday in a movie theater, watching Fanaa, I think my dream self has a ways to go.

In other movie news, I bought the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven and can't wait to watch it.

Now to completely switch tack. Has anyone else read Elizabeth Peters' Night Train to Memphis? It's one of my favorite books and I always read it when I am tired or need cheering up. Peters is best known for her Amelia Peabody series (which are good and I adored Ramses and Nefret but she should have stopped with He Shall Thunder in the Sky, which really tied up all the storylines). NTTM is not a Peabody book and is the first Peters book I've ever read. It's the last book of four or so in a very loose series of stories about Vicky Bliss, an art historian amateur sleuth and her mysterious and shady and snarky on-again-off-again lover John (real name John Tregarth, alias Sir John Smythe. He has an odd sense of humor), who also happens to be an extremely accomplished antiqueties thief. You don't need to have read the previous books to enjoy NTTM (I hadn't at the time), and in any event NTTM is by far the best of the bunch. Vicky, the narrator is tough as a bulldozer, clueless, stubborn and hilarious. John is a fictional descendant of such characters as Lymond and Sir Peter Wimsey. The OTP is snarky and angsty and good. They actually remind me of Logan and Veronica from Veronica Mars a bit, personality-wise.

And speaking of VM, crazy people on TWoP are continuing to puzzle me as they are all currently bemoaning the lack of passion in L/V kisses. They are all "we love the ship but JD and KB don't know how to kiss passionately." Maybe it's me, but that's kinda insane. A kiss is a kiss, unless there is some weird biting, and L/V kissing is totally swoony, but not only that, all their make-out scenes are scorching hot. Argh. Seriously, these scenes are as hot as scenes with people keeping their clothes on can be, and I've rewatched those scenes a bit too much for sanity :P

And I am continuing my watch of Chobits which is adorable. Chi is extremely lucky she ended up with Hideki. He does not treat her as a personcom, but as a person. He can't help it. When she shuts down because of insufficient battery he freaks out, even though she is (others think) a machine and can be recharged later. He ends up carrying her, climbing embankments, to get her some energy summplies, and when they fall off a height, he automatically positions himself so as to break her fall and so as the impact of it will hit him and not her. When he finds her half-dressed after a 'job' (long story) he takes off his shirt and puts it around her, even though she is not regarded as a person. He takes her to a bookstore and when the choice is between a dictionary he needs for studying or a book she wants, he buys the book she wants as a present. When she earns money and wants to give it to him, even though he is broke, he insists she keep it as it's hers. Chi is supposed to be a computer, but Hideki treats her as a person. And you know what? She is one, and his actions bring it out and it's all wonderful. But Hideki is also lucky he ended up with Chi. Otherwise he'd be very lonely in the big city, and have no one to cheer him on and to care for.

And I close with the ridiculous Bolly fashion.

Fashion Horrors to keep you from sleeping )
dangermousie: (Kenshin:Kenshin/Kaoru umbrella by roninh)
[livejournal.com profile] bluehyacinth, thank you SO MUCH. I got the poster last night and it's beautiful.

[livejournal.com profile] vanimy has a great, two-part write-up on her watching of Revenge of the Sith here and here which is great and worth checking out.

Seeing the words "Bitch, you are mine" in Kenshin fanfic is making me laugh.

And I just found a ship manifesto for Vash/Meryl which just made me nod and grin and be happy. It's here.

In less cheery news, frakking BSG, after the season ends this Friday, in not coming back until October. What is this, Farscape Season 4? Urk.
dangermousie: (Kenshin:Kenshin/Kaoru umbrella by roninh)
[livejournal.com profile] bluehyacinth, thank you SO MUCH. I got the poster last night and it's beautiful.

[livejournal.com profile] vanimy has a great, two-part write-up on her watching of Revenge of the Sith here and here which is great and worth checking out.

Seeing the words "Bitch, you are mine" in Kenshin fanfic is making me laugh.

And I just found a ship manifesto for Vash/Meryl which just made me nod and grin and be happy. It's here.

In less cheery news, frakking BSG, after the season ends this Friday, in not coming back until October. What is this, Farscape Season 4? Urk.
dangermousie: (Kenshin:Kenshin/Kaoru umbrella by roninh)
[livejournal.com profile] bluehyacinth, thank you SO MUCH. I got the poster last night and it's beautiful.

[livejournal.com profile] vanimy has a great, two-part write-up on her watching of Revenge of the Sith here and here which is great and worth checking out.

Seeing the words "Bitch, you are mine" in Kenshin fanfic is making me laugh.

And I just found a ship manifesto for Vash/Meryl which just made me nod and grin and be happy. It's here.

In less cheery news, frakking BSG, after the season ends this Friday, in not coming back until October. What is this, Farscape Season 4? Urk.

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