dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. Volume 19 of Fruits Basket is adorableness itself. Rambles on the volume )

2. Heroine of Romantic Princess, you are sort of silly, aren’t you? What kind of a ditz reacts to the news that the guy she got engaged to (admittedly against his wishes), got her and his friend drunk and stuck them in bed together in order to take compromising pictures to blackmail you to get out of the engagement, by ‘aaaaaw, he really must be desperate, poor woobie.’ WTF? Makino Tsukushi (or her Taiwanese counterpart, Shan Cai) would have crippled him for life!

I have to say, Cai, and not Jin, is my fave of the guys so far. He is a total troublemaker and a playboy, but he has fun with it. And I love his snark about Heroine being skinny, because, thank you, YES. So, yay, Cai. Even if he does look girlier than me. (Mr. Mousie’s comment, in passing by, at a Cai and Heroine scene was ‘you know, change a few angles of the jaw, and it could be a lesbian scene.’)

3. Doctor Who Pompeii ep was awesome. Awesome. I love Donna quite madly now. And am totally psyched about the Ooooooood.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. Volume 19 of Fruits Basket is adorableness itself. Rambles on the volume )

2. Heroine of Romantic Princess, you are sort of silly, aren’t you? What kind of a ditz reacts to the news that the guy she got engaged to (admittedly against his wishes), got her and his friend drunk and stuck them in bed together in order to take compromising pictures to blackmail you to get out of the engagement, by ‘aaaaaw, he really must be desperate, poor woobie.’ WTF? Makino Tsukushi (or her Taiwanese counterpart, Shan Cai) would have crippled him for life!

I have to say, Cai, and not Jin, is my fave of the guys so far. He is a total troublemaker and a playboy, but he has fun with it. And I love his snark about Heroine being skinny, because, thank you, YES. So, yay, Cai. Even if he does look girlier than me. (Mr. Mousie’s comment, in passing by, at a Cai and Heroine scene was ‘you know, change a few angles of the jaw, and it could be a lesbian scene.’)

3. Doctor Who Pompeii ep was awesome. Awesome. I love Donna quite madly now. And am totally psyched about the Ooooooood.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. Volume 19 of Fruits Basket is adorableness itself. Rambles on the volume )

2. Heroine of Romantic Princess, you are sort of silly, aren’t you? What kind of a ditz reacts to the news that the guy she got engaged to (admittedly against his wishes), got her and his friend drunk and stuck them in bed together in order to take compromising pictures to blackmail you to get out of the engagement, by ‘aaaaaw, he really must be desperate, poor woobie.’ WTF? Makino Tsukushi (or her Taiwanese counterpart, Shan Cai) would have crippled him for life!

I have to say, Cai, and not Jin, is my fave of the guys so far. He is a total troublemaker and a playboy, but he has fun with it. And I love his snark about Heroine being skinny, because, thank you, YES. So, yay, Cai. Even if he does look girlier than me. (Mr. Mousie’s comment, in passing by, at a Cai and Heroine scene was ‘you know, change a few angles of the jaw, and it could be a lesbian scene.’)

3. Doctor Who Pompeii ep was awesome. Awesome. I love Donna quite madly now. And am totally psyched about the Ooooooood.
dangermousie: (SEI: Govinda Shannon kneel)
ETA: [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, I just bought first ten volumes of Basara.

I am feeling better, thanks everybody.

I finally caved and got Little Fairy which is a wuxia/fantasy/fairy-tale Chinese drama about a mortal man falling in love with a goddess who is temporarily banished from heaven. I was dubious as to whether to get it, despite finding Ariel Lin adorable as a button and having nothing against Hu Ge (the male lead, I had no opinion on him as I've never seen him in anything). I am not big on fantasy in dramas, incredible wuxia jumps being about the most I can usually tolerate. However, tricksy [livejournal.com profile] calixa lured me in by promising manpain. Lots of manpain, and torture/slavery/attempted suicide/screams of despair (I take it her family isn't keen on him).

Yay. Let's see how it goes.

Oh and a bunch of scans and vids.

Here are one of my favorite secondary OTPs of Fruits Basket, the hyper-dramatic, crazily oblivious Ayame (think a grown up Tamaki) and Mine, his shop assistant. They run an 'exotic clothes' stoer together. If they have any kids, I bet they will rebel by being stodgy accountants:



Little scene the above scan is from )

I need to find the scans with the semi-hugging.

Here are some Capital Scandal vids. Hats, angst, dancing!

Vids )

And after seeing Partner yesterday, which deserves its own post, as I laughed so hard I almost died, here are some Govinda vids.



Govinda )
dangermousie: (SEI: Govinda Shannon kneel)
ETA: [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, I just bought first ten volumes of Basara.

I am feeling better, thanks everybody.

I finally caved and got Little Fairy which is a wuxia/fantasy/fairy-tale Chinese drama about a mortal man falling in love with a goddess who is temporarily banished from heaven. I was dubious as to whether to get it, despite finding Ariel Lin adorable as a button and having nothing against Hu Ge (the male lead, I had no opinion on him as I've never seen him in anything). I am not big on fantasy in dramas, incredible wuxia jumps being about the most I can usually tolerate. However, tricksy [livejournal.com profile] calixa lured me in by promising manpain. Lots of manpain, and torture/slavery/attempted suicide/screams of despair (I take it her family isn't keen on him).

Yay. Let's see how it goes.

Oh and a bunch of scans and vids.

Here are one of my favorite secondary OTPs of Fruits Basket, the hyper-dramatic, crazily oblivious Ayame (think a grown up Tamaki) and Mine, his shop assistant. They run an 'exotic clothes' stoer together. If they have any kids, I bet they will rebel by being stodgy accountants:



Little scene the above scan is from )

I need to find the scans with the semi-hugging.

Here are some Capital Scandal vids. Hats, angst, dancing!

Vids )

And after seeing Partner yesterday, which deserves its own post, as I laughed so hard I almost died, here are some Govinda vids.



Govinda )
dangermousie: (SEI: Govinda Shannon kneel)
ETA: [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, I just bought first ten volumes of Basara.

I am feeling better, thanks everybody.

I finally caved and got Little Fairy which is a wuxia/fantasy/fairy-tale Chinese drama about a mortal man falling in love with a goddess who is temporarily banished from heaven. I was dubious as to whether to get it, despite finding Ariel Lin adorable as a button and having nothing against Hu Ge (the male lead, I had no opinion on him as I've never seen him in anything). I am not big on fantasy in dramas, incredible wuxia jumps being about the most I can usually tolerate. However, tricksy [livejournal.com profile] calixa lured me in by promising manpain. Lots of manpain, and torture/slavery/attempted suicide/screams of despair (I take it her family isn't keen on him).

Yay. Let's see how it goes.

Oh and a bunch of scans and vids.

Here are one of my favorite secondary OTPs of Fruits Basket, the hyper-dramatic, crazily oblivious Ayame (think a grown up Tamaki) and Mine, his shop assistant. They run an 'exotic clothes' stoer together. If they have any kids, I bet they will rebel by being stodgy accountants:



Little scene the above scan is from )

I need to find the scans with the semi-hugging.

Here are some Capital Scandal vids. Hats, angst, dancing!

Vids )

And after seeing Partner yesterday, which deserves its own post, as I laughed so hard I almost died, here are some Govinda vids.



Govinda )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
In news about a manga that couldn’t be more different from SDK (but is equally awesome) if it tried, I’ve been reading more Fruits Basket. Just finished vol 19. Kyo/Tohru own me SO much. The scene with the hug-not-hug is GUUUUUUH. The only thing that came close to guuuh levels (but still didn’t hit it, sorry) was the Ayame/Mine scene. To see someone so cheerful and confident uncertain and earnest was AWESOME and made me melt.

You know, I was thinking that Ayame totally reminds me of some other character and I finally figured it out: he is rather like a grown-up Tamaki, isn’t he? Gorgeous, and overdramatic, and supremely cheerful and confident (even oblivious) but quite perceptive at rare times. Of course, he doesn’t have Tamaki’s innate instinctive caring and has had to work for it. In fact, a lot of his stuff is his trying to remedy the thoughtless (though never malicious) things he did when he was younger. And he is rather unstoppable, like Tamaki. By anyone but Hatori that is. OMG, Hatori is so his Kyoya, the best friend that is intelligent and reserved and exasperatedly amused at the endearing drama queen in their midst. Hmmm, I guess that would make Shigure the Hitachin twins rolled into one. I could see that. Mine is much too off-beat to be Haruhi though ;) I do wonder if she knows about his secret. When Yuki asked, Ayame completely ignored the question and switched the topic to something super-unrelated. Heh. Though seeing how Mine is, she’d probably think it was something to add some kink to their activities :D (OMG, if those two have children, their rebellion phase would probably be to be the most stodgy and reserved people ever. They’ll grow up to be accountants).

Btw, am I the only one or are the ‘Yuki in student counsel’ storylines as boring as dirt? I thought at first it was because while I like Yuki, he is not one of my top faves (Top dozen is ranked thusly: Kyo, Hatori, Haru, Rin, Tohru, Kureno, Ayame, Yuki, Momiji, Uo, Mayu, Hana), but then I tried picturing Kyo or Haru in those scenes and nope, they were still boring. I think the problem is that those scenes are so normal. There is no Sohmaness in them (if that makes sense). You could stick any characters from a manga with no fantasy elements into it. Nothing wrong with that, but those scenes are neither dramatic (not much dramatic potential) nor funny. They might be even realistic, for all I know, but they are boring. Give me the student president (and his assistant) from Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu anyday instead. It doesn’t help that all the student counsel characters are so boring. I like Yuki but not enough to enjoy seeing him interact with a bunch of bores. We are supposed to like Kakeru, Yuki’s new close friend and find him funny but I just find him obnoxious (and he earlier said cruel things to Tohru which equals death in my book). And Machi? The girl Yuki is into? I am glad he likes someone for Yuki’s sake, but in a manga with so many awesome female characters of all varieties (Tohru, Rin, Uo, Hana, Kisa, Mayu, Mine etc etc) it seems a pity that Yuki got stuck with a depressive bore. I am grumpy because when I get to those storylines in printed manga, I can skim through them but hard to do with scanlations. Oh well, when there are so many awesome storylines involving everyone else, I shouldn’t feel too bad.

I am so posting Kyo/Tohru and Ayame/Mine pics when I have more time. FB is like shipper heaven. Seriously. I’ve never had so many ships for a manga or anime before: Kyo/Tohru, Haru/Rin, Hatori/Mayu, Kureno/Uo, Ayame/Mine. Even Hiro and Kisa (though they are way too young) and Ritsu and Shigure’s editor. Heeeh. Adorableness.

P.S. Haru and Rin are wearing matching collars. HEEE. SIGH.

Ypu know how I mentioned I love dramas about mobsters and the women they luuuuuurve?

Well, soon there will be another drama added to the list.

I’ve just found out there is an upcoming kdrama: Cain and Abel.

Below is the summary which sounds like crack. Pure crack:

The series…is the fateful story of two brothers who were separated during their youth and meet again as a police agent and killer. So Ji Sub will play the younger brother 'Jin' who was sent to the U.S. for adoption and is raised to become a killer of the Mafia. Both brothers fall in love with the same woman,

DUDE. It’s like they enter my brain! Brothers separated in childhood and one of them is a cop and the other a criminal! And a mobster in love! And siblings in love with the same person. Heee.

This said, has So Ji Sub ever been in a drama with a happy ending where he got to get the girl. Looking at ‘I am sorry I love you’ (which even I stayed away from as too angsty), ‘Something Happened in Bali’ and now this? His characters have the world’s lousiest karma :D

ETA: Oh. Now I am on chapter 114 of the manga and things got Kyo centric again and I am sniffling. Dammit. But Kyo's adoptive father is worried whether Tohru likes him as a human being or just pities him. And Rin asks Tohru why Kyo, because doesn't she know how the rest of the zodiacs look on him (and this is on the heels of the conversation Tohru had with Shigure who told her the pretty cruel truth that Kyo exists just to make the zodiacs feel better about themselves, because whatever else, they aren't cursed like that and that is what all the punishments are for too. ARGH). And Tohru has this outburst to Rin that even though she says she cares for everyone in the zodiacs and says she wants to free them from the curse it's only sophistry because all she is thinking of is that she doesn't want anything to take Kyo away from her, not the curse or anyone, and she can't stop it. Because Kyo is the most important person to her. OHHHHH.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
In news about a manga that couldn’t be more different from SDK (but is equally awesome) if it tried, I’ve been reading more Fruits Basket. Just finished vol 19. Kyo/Tohru own me SO much. The scene with the hug-not-hug is GUUUUUUH. The only thing that came close to guuuh levels (but still didn’t hit it, sorry) was the Ayame/Mine scene. To see someone so cheerful and confident uncertain and earnest was AWESOME and made me melt.

You know, I was thinking that Ayame totally reminds me of some other character and I finally figured it out: he is rather like a grown-up Tamaki, isn’t he? Gorgeous, and overdramatic, and supremely cheerful and confident (even oblivious) but quite perceptive at rare times. Of course, he doesn’t have Tamaki’s innate instinctive caring and has had to work for it. In fact, a lot of his stuff is his trying to remedy the thoughtless (though never malicious) things he did when he was younger. And he is rather unstoppable, like Tamaki. By anyone but Hatori that is. OMG, Hatori is so his Kyoya, the best friend that is intelligent and reserved and exasperatedly amused at the endearing drama queen in their midst. Hmmm, I guess that would make Shigure the Hitachin twins rolled into one. I could see that. Mine is much too off-beat to be Haruhi though ;) I do wonder if she knows about his secret. When Yuki asked, Ayame completely ignored the question and switched the topic to something super-unrelated. Heh. Though seeing how Mine is, she’d probably think it was something to add some kink to their activities :D (OMG, if those two have children, their rebellion phase would probably be to be the most stodgy and reserved people ever. They’ll grow up to be accountants).

Btw, am I the only one or are the ‘Yuki in student counsel’ storylines as boring as dirt? I thought at first it was because while I like Yuki, he is not one of my top faves (Top dozen is ranked thusly: Kyo, Hatori, Haru, Rin, Tohru, Kureno, Ayame, Yuki, Momiji, Uo, Mayu, Hana), but then I tried picturing Kyo or Haru in those scenes and nope, they were still boring. I think the problem is that those scenes are so normal. There is no Sohmaness in them (if that makes sense). You could stick any characters from a manga with no fantasy elements into it. Nothing wrong with that, but those scenes are neither dramatic (not much dramatic potential) nor funny. They might be even realistic, for all I know, but they are boring. Give me the student president (and his assistant) from Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu anyday instead. It doesn’t help that all the student counsel characters are so boring. I like Yuki but not enough to enjoy seeing him interact with a bunch of bores. We are supposed to like Kakeru, Yuki’s new close friend and find him funny but I just find him obnoxious (and he earlier said cruel things to Tohru which equals death in my book). And Machi? The girl Yuki is into? I am glad he likes someone for Yuki’s sake, but in a manga with so many awesome female characters of all varieties (Tohru, Rin, Uo, Hana, Kisa, Mayu, Mine etc etc) it seems a pity that Yuki got stuck with a depressive bore. I am grumpy because when I get to those storylines in printed manga, I can skim through them but hard to do with scanlations. Oh well, when there are so many awesome storylines involving everyone else, I shouldn’t feel too bad.

I am so posting Kyo/Tohru and Ayame/Mine pics when I have more time. FB is like shipper heaven. Seriously. I’ve never had so many ships for a manga or anime before: Kyo/Tohru, Haru/Rin, Hatori/Mayu, Kureno/Uo, Ayame/Mine. Even Hiro and Kisa (though they are way too young) and Ritsu and Shigure’s editor. Heeeh. Adorableness.

P.S. Haru and Rin are wearing matching collars. HEEE. SIGH.

Ypu know how I mentioned I love dramas about mobsters and the women they luuuuuurve?

Well, soon there will be another drama added to the list.

I’ve just found out there is an upcoming kdrama: Cain and Abel.

Below is the summary which sounds like crack. Pure crack:

The series…is the fateful story of two brothers who were separated during their youth and meet again as a police agent and killer. So Ji Sub will play the younger brother 'Jin' who was sent to the U.S. for adoption and is raised to become a killer of the Mafia. Both brothers fall in love with the same woman,

DUDE. It’s like they enter my brain! Brothers separated in childhood and one of them is a cop and the other a criminal! And a mobster in love! And siblings in love with the same person. Heee.

This said, has So Ji Sub ever been in a drama with a happy ending where he got to get the girl. Looking at ‘I am sorry I love you’ (which even I stayed away from as too angsty), ‘Something Happened in Bali’ and now this? His characters have the world’s lousiest karma :D

ETA: Oh. Now I am on chapter 114 of the manga and things got Kyo centric again and I am sniffling. Dammit. But Kyo's adoptive father is worried whether Tohru likes him as a human being or just pities him. And Rin asks Tohru why Kyo, because doesn't she know how the rest of the zodiacs look on him (and this is on the heels of the conversation Tohru had with Shigure who told her the pretty cruel truth that Kyo exists just to make the zodiacs feel better about themselves, because whatever else, they aren't cursed like that and that is what all the punishments are for too. ARGH). And Tohru has this outburst to Rin that even though she says she cares for everyone in the zodiacs and says she wants to free them from the curse it's only sophistry because all she is thinking of is that she doesn't want anything to take Kyo away from her, not the curse or anyone, and she can't stop it. Because Kyo is the most important person to her. OHHHHH.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
In news about a manga that couldn’t be more different from SDK (but is equally awesome) if it tried, I’ve been reading more Fruits Basket. Just finished vol 19. Kyo/Tohru own me SO much. The scene with the hug-not-hug is GUUUUUUH. The only thing that came close to guuuh levels (but still didn’t hit it, sorry) was the Ayame/Mine scene. To see someone so cheerful and confident uncertain and earnest was AWESOME and made me melt.

You know, I was thinking that Ayame totally reminds me of some other character and I finally figured it out: he is rather like a grown-up Tamaki, isn’t he? Gorgeous, and overdramatic, and supremely cheerful and confident (even oblivious) but quite perceptive at rare times. Of course, he doesn’t have Tamaki’s innate instinctive caring and has had to work for it. In fact, a lot of his stuff is his trying to remedy the thoughtless (though never malicious) things he did when he was younger. And he is rather unstoppable, like Tamaki. By anyone but Hatori that is. OMG, Hatori is so his Kyoya, the best friend that is intelligent and reserved and exasperatedly amused at the endearing drama queen in their midst. Hmmm, I guess that would make Shigure the Hitachin twins rolled into one. I could see that. Mine is much too off-beat to be Haruhi though ;) I do wonder if she knows about his secret. When Yuki asked, Ayame completely ignored the question and switched the topic to something super-unrelated. Heh. Though seeing how Mine is, she’d probably think it was something to add some kink to their activities :D (OMG, if those two have children, their rebellion phase would probably be to be the most stodgy and reserved people ever. They’ll grow up to be accountants).

Btw, am I the only one or are the ‘Yuki in student counsel’ storylines as boring as dirt? I thought at first it was because while I like Yuki, he is not one of my top faves (Top dozen is ranked thusly: Kyo, Hatori, Haru, Rin, Tohru, Kureno, Ayame, Yuki, Momiji, Uo, Mayu, Hana), but then I tried picturing Kyo or Haru in those scenes and nope, they were still boring. I think the problem is that those scenes are so normal. There is no Sohmaness in them (if that makes sense). You could stick any characters from a manga with no fantasy elements into it. Nothing wrong with that, but those scenes are neither dramatic (not much dramatic potential) nor funny. They might be even realistic, for all I know, but they are boring. Give me the student president (and his assistant) from Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu anyday instead. It doesn’t help that all the student counsel characters are so boring. I like Yuki but not enough to enjoy seeing him interact with a bunch of bores. We are supposed to like Kakeru, Yuki’s new close friend and find him funny but I just find him obnoxious (and he earlier said cruel things to Tohru which equals death in my book). And Machi? The girl Yuki is into? I am glad he likes someone for Yuki’s sake, but in a manga with so many awesome female characters of all varieties (Tohru, Rin, Uo, Hana, Kisa, Mayu, Mine etc etc) it seems a pity that Yuki got stuck with a depressive bore. I am grumpy because when I get to those storylines in printed manga, I can skim through them but hard to do with scanlations. Oh well, when there are so many awesome storylines involving everyone else, I shouldn’t feel too bad.

I am so posting Kyo/Tohru and Ayame/Mine pics when I have more time. FB is like shipper heaven. Seriously. I’ve never had so many ships for a manga or anime before: Kyo/Tohru, Haru/Rin, Hatori/Mayu, Kureno/Uo, Ayame/Mine. Even Hiro and Kisa (though they are way too young) and Ritsu and Shigure’s editor. Heeeh. Adorableness.

P.S. Haru and Rin are wearing matching collars. HEEE. SIGH.

Ypu know how I mentioned I love dramas about mobsters and the women they luuuuuurve?

Well, soon there will be another drama added to the list.

I’ve just found out there is an upcoming kdrama: Cain and Abel.

Below is the summary which sounds like crack. Pure crack:

The series…is the fateful story of two brothers who were separated during their youth and meet again as a police agent and killer. So Ji Sub will play the younger brother 'Jin' who was sent to the U.S. for adoption and is raised to become a killer of the Mafia. Both brothers fall in love with the same woman,

DUDE. It’s like they enter my brain! Brothers separated in childhood and one of them is a cop and the other a criminal! And a mobster in love! And siblings in love with the same person. Heee.

This said, has So Ji Sub ever been in a drama with a happy ending where he got to get the girl. Looking at ‘I am sorry I love you’ (which even I stayed away from as too angsty), ‘Something Happened in Bali’ and now this? His characters have the world’s lousiest karma :D

ETA: Oh. Now I am on chapter 114 of the manga and things got Kyo centric again and I am sniffling. Dammit. But Kyo's adoptive father is worried whether Tohru likes him as a human being or just pities him. And Rin asks Tohru why Kyo, because doesn't she know how the rest of the zodiacs look on him (and this is on the heels of the conversation Tohru had with Shigure who told her the pretty cruel truth that Kyo exists just to make the zodiacs feel better about themselves, because whatever else, they aren't cursed like that and that is what all the punishments are for too. ARGH). And Tohru has this outburst to Rin that even though she says she cares for everyone in the zodiacs and says she wants to free them from the curse it's only sophistry because all she is thinking of is that she doesn't want anything to take Kyo away from her, not the curse or anyone, and she can't stop it. Because Kyo is the most important person to her. OHHHHH.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: b&w kiss by roninhonor)
I have been reading Fruits Basket scanlations again, as my desperation eagerness to find out what happenes overcame my instinctive dislike for scanlations (reading manga on line gives me headaches literally).

And I was enjoying it a lot. And then we came to chapters 105-106 and I died and went to shipper fangirl heaven. My thoughts processes could be summed up as something like OMGHARURINOMGOMGOMG. With a healthy doze of 'stab Akito in the face, someone.'



Fruits Basket has a lot of storylines, some of which I love, some of which I am blah about (Yuki and the student counsel never really grabs me. I like Yuki. I like student counsel guys, but I find myself skimming those pages to get to the next Kyo or Hatori or what not bit). But the one story that gives me palpitations and makes me make weird noises at my book (or computer as the case may be) is that of Haru and Rin. The only one that has a chance to knock the hyperventilation to even a higher notch is any time the mangaka gets into Kyo issues. Because Kyo >>>>> everything. Ahem.

For the two of you who are actually reading this post though you've never seen/read any Fruits Basket, Haru and Rin are one of major FB otps. Haru and Rin in two minutes summary )

Here are the scans from chapters 105 and 106 and 107 (volume 18) which made me die. Haru finds out the truth and confronts Akito (and Akito almost dies, YES). And Haru and Rin. *swoon*

Come here for shippy and angsty goodness )
dangermousie: (Kenshin: b&w kiss by roninhonor)
I have been reading Fruits Basket scanlations again, as my desperation eagerness to find out what happenes overcame my instinctive dislike for scanlations (reading manga on line gives me headaches literally).

And I was enjoying it a lot. And then we came to chapters 105-106 and I died and went to shipper fangirl heaven. My thoughts processes could be summed up as something like OMGHARURINOMGOMGOMG. With a healthy doze of 'stab Akito in the face, someone.'



Fruits Basket has a lot of storylines, some of which I love, some of which I am blah about (Yuki and the student counsel never really grabs me. I like Yuki. I like student counsel guys, but I find myself skimming those pages to get to the next Kyo or Hatori or what not bit). But the one story that gives me palpitations and makes me make weird noises at my book (or computer as the case may be) is that of Haru and Rin. The only one that has a chance to knock the hyperventilation to even a higher notch is any time the mangaka gets into Kyo issues. Because Kyo >>>>> everything. Ahem.

For the two of you who are actually reading this post though you've never seen/read any Fruits Basket, Haru and Rin are one of major FB otps. Haru and Rin in two minutes summary )

Here are the scans from chapters 105 and 106 and 107 (volume 18) which made me die. Haru finds out the truth and confronts Akito (and Akito almost dies, YES). And Haru and Rin. *swoon*

Come here for shippy and angsty goodness )
dangermousie: (Kenshin: b&w kiss by roninhonor)
I have been reading Fruits Basket scanlations again, as my desperation eagerness to find out what happenes overcame my instinctive dislike for scanlations (reading manga on line gives me headaches literally).

And I was enjoying it a lot. And then we came to chapters 105-106 and I died and went to shipper fangirl heaven. My thoughts processes could be summed up as something like OMGHARURINOMGOMGOMG. With a healthy doze of 'stab Akito in the face, someone.'



Fruits Basket has a lot of storylines, some of which I love, some of which I am blah about (Yuki and the student counsel never really grabs me. I like Yuki. I like student counsel guys, but I find myself skimming those pages to get to the next Kyo or Hatori or what not bit). But the one story that gives me palpitations and makes me make weird noises at my book (or computer as the case may be) is that of Haru and Rin. The only one that has a chance to knock the hyperventilation to even a higher notch is any time the mangaka gets into Kyo issues. Because Kyo >>>>> everything. Ahem.

For the two of you who are actually reading this post though you've never seen/read any Fruits Basket, Haru and Rin are one of major FB otps. Haru and Rin in two minutes summary )

Here are the scans from chapters 105 and 106 and 107 (volume 18) which made me die. Haru finds out the truth and confronts Akito (and Akito almost dies, YES). And Haru and Rin. *swoon*

Come here for shippy and angsty goodness )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
Yes, I am rereading bits of volume 18 of Fruits Basket. It's still amazing.

I was making scary noises (ehough to wake Mr. Mousie) when I got to the 'If I don't kill you, I'll kill myself.' --Haru to Akito. OMG OMG OMG.

Oh Haru. Confronting the horrible monster over Rin when Akito is God (some deity!) is amazing. And I love Kureno. He finds and rescues Rin even though he knows what Akito will do. He is kind but not weak. He pities Akito which makes him a better person than me.

No Akito, they don't have to love you. Love must be earned and you have not done so. The only thing you earned is a kick in the face.

Yeah, I'll have proper meta. Akito is really good at 'it's not my fault, it's yours.' UGH. STAB. I love that Haru almost choked Akito to death and if Kureno wasn't there, who knows, he might have. I think it really shows just how integral Rin is to him and how protecting her is so ingrained into him. Because seriously, the Juuinshi are tied to Akito and can usually only take the abuse or comments or what not (Hatori couldn't even blame Akito for his eye!), but Haru is so fixated on Rin, and caring for her, that he manages to get past that psychological and emotional and mental barrier in a lot of ways in that scene.

I love when Akito is all 'you are close to Rin because you pity her, right?' and Haru is all 'No, it's because I love her. You know that.' OMG OMG OMG. When he knows what happened when Hatori said something similar. (Akito's 'how can you love her when I hate her' thing makes me want to tear the bitch's head off).

And how much do I love that Kureno catches up with Haru who is totally freaking out falling apart level and is (GUUUH, love Kureno) telling Haru to go see Rin in the hospital and is all 'she will totally want to see you' and then he explains the basis for the belief when he says 'because the first word out of her mouth [when Kureno got her out of the cat's room, where Akito stuck her and which is literally a hellhole] was your name.' OMG OMG OMG. I love the panel with the near unconscious Rin going 'Haru' as Kureno picks her up.

OMG OMG OMG.

Of course, Haru is falling apart because he's always been so fixated over protecting Rin and now he thinks it's his fault because she is being punished for loving him and he is freaking out that some part of him always knew it would be like that but he still hugged her and wanted her etc etc.

OMG.

Scans coming.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
Yes, I am rereading bits of volume 18 of Fruits Basket. It's still amazing.

I was making scary noises (ehough to wake Mr. Mousie) when I got to the 'If I don't kill you, I'll kill myself.' --Haru to Akito. OMG OMG OMG.

Oh Haru. Confronting the horrible monster over Rin when Akito is God (some deity!) is amazing. And I love Kureno. He finds and rescues Rin even though he knows what Akito will do. He is kind but not weak. He pities Akito which makes him a better person than me.

No Akito, they don't have to love you. Love must be earned and you have not done so. The only thing you earned is a kick in the face.

Yeah, I'll have proper meta. Akito is really good at 'it's not my fault, it's yours.' UGH. STAB. I love that Haru almost choked Akito to death and if Kureno wasn't there, who knows, he might have. I think it really shows just how integral Rin is to him and how protecting her is so ingrained into him. Because seriously, the Juuinshi are tied to Akito and can usually only take the abuse or comments or what not (Hatori couldn't even blame Akito for his eye!), but Haru is so fixated on Rin, and caring for her, that he manages to get past that psychological and emotional and mental barrier in a lot of ways in that scene.

I love when Akito is all 'you are close to Rin because you pity her, right?' and Haru is all 'No, it's because I love her. You know that.' OMG OMG OMG. When he knows what happened when Hatori said something similar. (Akito's 'how can you love her when I hate her' thing makes me want to tear the bitch's head off).

And how much do I love that Kureno catches up with Haru who is totally freaking out falling apart level and is (GUUUH, love Kureno) telling Haru to go see Rin in the hospital and is all 'she will totally want to see you' and then he explains the basis for the belief when he says 'because the first word out of her mouth [when Kureno got her out of the cat's room, where Akito stuck her and which is literally a hellhole] was your name.' OMG OMG OMG. I love the panel with the near unconscious Rin going 'Haru' as Kureno picks her up.

OMG OMG OMG.

Of course, Haru is falling apart because he's always been so fixated over protecting Rin and now he thinks it's his fault because she is being punished for loving him and he is freaking out that some part of him always knew it would be like that but he still hugged her and wanted her etc etc.

OMG.

Scans coming.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
Yes, I am rereading bits of volume 18 of Fruits Basket. It's still amazing.

I was making scary noises (ehough to wake Mr. Mousie) when I got to the 'If I don't kill you, I'll kill myself.' --Haru to Akito. OMG OMG OMG.

Oh Haru. Confronting the horrible monster over Rin when Akito is God (some deity!) is amazing. And I love Kureno. He finds and rescues Rin even though he knows what Akito will do. He is kind but not weak. He pities Akito which makes him a better person than me.

No Akito, they don't have to love you. Love must be earned and you have not done so. The only thing you earned is a kick in the face.

Yeah, I'll have proper meta. Akito is really good at 'it's not my fault, it's yours.' UGH. STAB. I love that Haru almost choked Akito to death and if Kureno wasn't there, who knows, he might have. I think it really shows just how integral Rin is to him and how protecting her is so ingrained into him. Because seriously, the Juuinshi are tied to Akito and can usually only take the abuse or comments or what not (Hatori couldn't even blame Akito for his eye!), but Haru is so fixated on Rin, and caring for her, that he manages to get past that psychological and emotional and mental barrier in a lot of ways in that scene.

I love when Akito is all 'you are close to Rin because you pity her, right?' and Haru is all 'No, it's because I love her. You know that.' OMG OMG OMG. When he knows what happened when Hatori said something similar. (Akito's 'how can you love her when I hate her' thing makes me want to tear the bitch's head off).

And how much do I love that Kureno catches up with Haru who is totally freaking out falling apart level and is (GUUUH, love Kureno) telling Haru to go see Rin in the hospital and is all 'she will totally want to see you' and then he explains the basis for the belief when he says 'because the first word out of her mouth [when Kureno got her out of the cat's room, where Akito stuck her and which is literally a hellhole] was your name.' OMG OMG OMG. I love the panel with the near unconscious Rin going 'Haru' as Kureno picks her up.

OMG OMG OMG.

Of course, Haru is falling apart because he's always been so fixated over protecting Rin and now he thinks it's his fault because she is being punished for loving him and he is freaking out that some part of him always knew it would be like that but he still hugged her and wanted her etc etc.

OMG.

Scans coming.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Misao/Aoshi by roninhonor)
I’ve started reading Fruits Basket again and I am at the point where I am literally crying and not from sadness but from rage of being unable to go into the manga and choke Akito. Cut for Haru and Rin spoilers )

Seriously. While I hate Akito the most for what he did to Kyo and Yuki (especially Kyo), hating him for what he did to Rin and Haru comes a close second. And Hatori third and Kureno fourth, and Kisa fifth. Oh whatever. I just hate Akito. Shigure is INSANE for having a thing for Akito. Seriously cuckoo nuts. I am very unhappy Akito got to live at the end without being murdered in a gruesome fashion.

I’ve also been looking for some Haru/Rin fanfic (and I found some decent ones! This is my favorite one. This one is also good. This one is an awesome collection of drabbles, some of which are AU because it was written before FB ended, but still super awesome). While Kyo/Tohru is THE otp for me in FB, Rin/Haru comes close. The only thing I like more than bubbly girl and messed up boy, is the strong, stubborn messed up girl, trying desperately to protect the awesome, good guy she is in love with and breaking his heart in the process. *stabs Akito in the face*

I also did find a Rin/Kagura femmeslash fic. Bwaaaah? I don't mind people writing UC pairing fics, even if the fic is against one of my fave OTPs but how do you get those characters to that point? Fine, Rin I can see doing anything if she thought she had to (hell, she offered to sleep with Shigure in exchange for breaking the curse info, so she could free Haru) but Kagura? Bwaaaaah?

I am nostalgic about GetBackers lately. (Is the manga completed btw?) It’s one of those awesome animes that is really a perfect combo of everything: fighting and ships, angst and humor. Complicated plots and silly side stories. And awesome awesome characters. Seriously, this is one of those animes which just crawls with characters I love. Snarky, cynical, yet deeply decent Ban is totally my favorite (main reason I want to get the manga is because it has a lot more of his backstory) and Shido and Kazuki are tied for second, Shido with his completely reserved demeanor and the genuinely awesome and sweet Kazuki. But I adore most of the main and seconday characters more or less (Ginji is the exception. I like him OK, but I never found him interesting per se. He is too sunny and Polyannaish for me. Ginji-Ban interaction is totally awesome though and while I don’t, myself, I can totally see why people slash them). And it has some awesome women: Himiko is tough as nails and sorta borderline anti-heroine antagonist (and was antagonist when the story started) and the gentle, unworldly Madoka who totally has uber-tough Shido wrapped around her finger. And Hevn who is pretty tough and clever herself and cheerful Natsumi.

And the ships are awesome too. Ban and Himiko pushes ALL my buttons. As in they grew up together for a bit, and now she hates him and wants to kill him for the death of her brother but he is all about protecting her, and he covers her with his shirt when her own is torn, and the thought of her in danger is enough to stop him in the middle of any fight and she is just so confused because she knows he killed her brother but every time she sees him, he is this awesome guy and…seriously. AWESOME. Actually, she might be the best fighter of the bunch, because even though her poisons might not be as effective as the powers of some of the others (though they are fearsome enough) her greatest power? Ban, arguably the best fighter of the bunch, will totally come and rip apart anyone who tries to harm her :D

And Shido/Madoka? *dies* He is taciturn and doesn’t know how to deal with people and is all alone and she is pure and good and innocent and he is wrapped around her little finger and she sees him as good and he’d die for her and…eeeee!

And Kazu/Juubei, one of my rare slash ships, but Kazu is so sweet and loyal and generous and Juubei is misguidedly loyal and thickheaded and they literally override reality to save each other. *sigh*

I really should do a list of my fave anime ships.

P.S. Oooh, this is a cute Shido/Madoka story with all the main GB cast thrown in.

I’ve also been looking for good Aoshi/Misao fic (from Rurouni Kenshin). Aoshi is my fave character in RK aside from Kenshin himself. Of course, according to Mr. Mousie, I remind him of Misao in the cheerful hyperactivity, so does that mean I want to read self-insertion fic? Hmmm…is Mr. Mousie like Aoshi? Wll, he’s reserved, and believes in doing one's duty and about 11 feet taller than me, but hopefully he isn’t rampaging around the city with short swords…Heh.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Misao/Aoshi by roninhonor)
I’ve started reading Fruits Basket again and I am at the point where I am literally crying and not from sadness but from rage of being unable to go into the manga and choke Akito. Cut for Haru and Rin spoilers )

Seriously. While I hate Akito the most for what he did to Kyo and Yuki (especially Kyo), hating him for what he did to Rin and Haru comes a close second. And Hatori third and Kureno fourth, and Kisa fifth. Oh whatever. I just hate Akito. Shigure is INSANE for having a thing for Akito. Seriously cuckoo nuts. I am very unhappy Akito got to live at the end without being murdered in a gruesome fashion.

I’ve also been looking for some Haru/Rin fanfic (and I found some decent ones! This is my favorite one. This one is also good. This one is an awesome collection of drabbles, some of which are AU because it was written before FB ended, but still super awesome). While Kyo/Tohru is THE otp for me in FB, Rin/Haru comes close. The only thing I like more than bubbly girl and messed up boy, is the strong, stubborn messed up girl, trying desperately to protect the awesome, good guy she is in love with and breaking his heart in the process. *stabs Akito in the face*

I also did find a Rin/Kagura femmeslash fic. Bwaaaah? I don't mind people writing UC pairing fics, even if the fic is against one of my fave OTPs but how do you get those characters to that point? Fine, Rin I can see doing anything if she thought she had to (hell, she offered to sleep with Shigure in exchange for breaking the curse info, so she could free Haru) but Kagura? Bwaaaaah?

I am nostalgic about GetBackers lately. (Is the manga completed btw?) It’s one of those awesome animes that is really a perfect combo of everything: fighting and ships, angst and humor. Complicated plots and silly side stories. And awesome awesome characters. Seriously, this is one of those animes which just crawls with characters I love. Snarky, cynical, yet deeply decent Ban is totally my favorite (main reason I want to get the manga is because it has a lot more of his backstory) and Shido and Kazuki are tied for second, Shido with his completely reserved demeanor and the genuinely awesome and sweet Kazuki. But I adore most of the main and seconday characters more or less (Ginji is the exception. I like him OK, but I never found him interesting per se. He is too sunny and Polyannaish for me. Ginji-Ban interaction is totally awesome though and while I don’t, myself, I can totally see why people slash them). And it has some awesome women: Himiko is tough as nails and sorta borderline anti-heroine antagonist (and was antagonist when the story started) and the gentle, unworldly Madoka who totally has uber-tough Shido wrapped around her finger. And Hevn who is pretty tough and clever herself and cheerful Natsumi.

And the ships are awesome too. Ban and Himiko pushes ALL my buttons. As in they grew up together for a bit, and now she hates him and wants to kill him for the death of her brother but he is all about protecting her, and he covers her with his shirt when her own is torn, and the thought of her in danger is enough to stop him in the middle of any fight and she is just so confused because she knows he killed her brother but every time she sees him, he is this awesome guy and…seriously. AWESOME. Actually, she might be the best fighter of the bunch, because even though her poisons might not be as effective as the powers of some of the others (though they are fearsome enough) her greatest power? Ban, arguably the best fighter of the bunch, will totally come and rip apart anyone who tries to harm her :D

And Shido/Madoka? *dies* He is taciturn and doesn’t know how to deal with people and is all alone and she is pure and good and innocent and he is wrapped around her little finger and she sees him as good and he’d die for her and…eeeee!

And Kazu/Juubei, one of my rare slash ships, but Kazu is so sweet and loyal and generous and Juubei is misguidedly loyal and thickheaded and they literally override reality to save each other. *sigh*

I really should do a list of my fave anime ships.

P.S. Oooh, this is a cute Shido/Madoka story with all the main GB cast thrown in.

I’ve also been looking for good Aoshi/Misao fic (from Rurouni Kenshin). Aoshi is my fave character in RK aside from Kenshin himself. Of course, according to Mr. Mousie, I remind him of Misao in the cheerful hyperactivity, so does that mean I want to read self-insertion fic? Hmmm…is Mr. Mousie like Aoshi? Wll, he’s reserved, and believes in doing one's duty and about 11 feet taller than me, but hopefully he isn’t rampaging around the city with short swords…Heh.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Misao/Aoshi by roninhonor)
I’ve started reading Fruits Basket again and I am at the point where I am literally crying and not from sadness but from rage of being unable to go into the manga and choke Akito. Cut for Haru and Rin spoilers )

Seriously. While I hate Akito the most for what he did to Kyo and Yuki (especially Kyo), hating him for what he did to Rin and Haru comes a close second. And Hatori third and Kureno fourth, and Kisa fifth. Oh whatever. I just hate Akito. Shigure is INSANE for having a thing for Akito. Seriously cuckoo nuts. I am very unhappy Akito got to live at the end without being murdered in a gruesome fashion.

I’ve also been looking for some Haru/Rin fanfic (and I found some decent ones! This is my favorite one. This one is also good. This one is an awesome collection of drabbles, some of which are AU because it was written before FB ended, but still super awesome). While Kyo/Tohru is THE otp for me in FB, Rin/Haru comes close. The only thing I like more than bubbly girl and messed up boy, is the strong, stubborn messed up girl, trying desperately to protect the awesome, good guy she is in love with and breaking his heart in the process. *stabs Akito in the face*

I also did find a Rin/Kagura femmeslash fic. Bwaaaah? I don't mind people writing UC pairing fics, even if the fic is against one of my fave OTPs but how do you get those characters to that point? Fine, Rin I can see doing anything if she thought she had to (hell, she offered to sleep with Shigure in exchange for breaking the curse info, so she could free Haru) but Kagura? Bwaaaaah?

I am nostalgic about GetBackers lately. (Is the manga completed btw?) It’s one of those awesome animes that is really a perfect combo of everything: fighting and ships, angst and humor. Complicated plots and silly side stories. And awesome awesome characters. Seriously, this is one of those animes which just crawls with characters I love. Snarky, cynical, yet deeply decent Ban is totally my favorite (main reason I want to get the manga is because it has a lot more of his backstory) and Shido and Kazuki are tied for second, Shido with his completely reserved demeanor and the genuinely awesome and sweet Kazuki. But I adore most of the main and seconday characters more or less (Ginji is the exception. I like him OK, but I never found him interesting per se. He is too sunny and Polyannaish for me. Ginji-Ban interaction is totally awesome though and while I don’t, myself, I can totally see why people slash them). And it has some awesome women: Himiko is tough as nails and sorta borderline anti-heroine antagonist (and was antagonist when the story started) and the gentle, unworldly Madoka who totally has uber-tough Shido wrapped around her finger. And Hevn who is pretty tough and clever herself and cheerful Natsumi.

And the ships are awesome too. Ban and Himiko pushes ALL my buttons. As in they grew up together for a bit, and now she hates him and wants to kill him for the death of her brother but he is all about protecting her, and he covers her with his shirt when her own is torn, and the thought of her in danger is enough to stop him in the middle of any fight and she is just so confused because she knows he killed her brother but every time she sees him, he is this awesome guy and…seriously. AWESOME. Actually, she might be the best fighter of the bunch, because even though her poisons might not be as effective as the powers of some of the others (though they are fearsome enough) her greatest power? Ban, arguably the best fighter of the bunch, will totally come and rip apart anyone who tries to harm her :D

And Shido/Madoka? *dies* He is taciturn and doesn’t know how to deal with people and is all alone and she is pure and good and innocent and he is wrapped around her little finger and she sees him as good and he’d die for her and…eeeee!

And Kazu/Juubei, one of my rare slash ships, but Kazu is so sweet and loyal and generous and Juubei is misguidedly loyal and thickheaded and they literally override reality to save each other. *sigh*

I really should do a list of my fave anime ships.

P.S. Oooh, this is a cute Shido/Madoka story with all the main GB cast thrown in.

I’ve also been looking for good Aoshi/Misao fic (from Rurouni Kenshin). Aoshi is my fave character in RK aside from Kenshin himself. Of course, according to Mr. Mousie, I remind him of Misao in the cheerful hyperactivity, so does that mean I want to read self-insertion fic? Hmmm…is Mr. Mousie like Aoshi? Wll, he’s reserved, and believes in doing one's duty and about 11 feet taller than me, but hopefully he isn’t rampaging around the city with short swords…Heh.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui by yled)
Reading scanlations is the work of the devil. Or something. Reading about 5 chapters gave me a huge headache. Which led to very little of Tree of Heaven but the ten or so minutes I saw of ep 2 were WONDERFUL. Because this drama is only 10 eps, it moooooves. Also, a bit bizarrely, [livejournal.com profile] aliterati, the female lead in this looks a bit like a Korean version of you. Which is slightly surreal.

Tree of Heaven ramblings )

Oh, and I am on volume 4 of Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden and things finally started really cookin’! We get holding (Takiko has her hands stuck in a rock, long story, and Rimudo comes up from behind and just holds her up, so her hands would be on a level and more comfy) and we get KISSING! In the middle of a fight, when he is yelling at her to go back to her world and she is yelling at him she hates him. EEEE! And then he just grabs her and kisses her, while her eyes are still open, full of angry tears. And then he tells her he doesn’t like to see her in pain. And stalks off. MMMMM.

Picture of first kiss behind cut )

And also, a brief comment on Yuki stuff in volume 16 of Fruits Basket. Cut for spoilers for 16 )
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui by yled)
Reading scanlations is the work of the devil. Or something. Reading about 5 chapters gave me a huge headache. Which led to very little of Tree of Heaven but the ten or so minutes I saw of ep 2 were WONDERFUL. Because this drama is only 10 eps, it moooooves. Also, a bit bizarrely, [livejournal.com profile] aliterati, the female lead in this looks a bit like a Korean version of you. Which is slightly surreal.

Tree of Heaven ramblings )

Oh, and I am on volume 4 of Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden and things finally started really cookin’! We get holding (Takiko has her hands stuck in a rock, long story, and Rimudo comes up from behind and just holds her up, so her hands would be on a level and more comfy) and we get KISSING! In the middle of a fight, when he is yelling at her to go back to her world and she is yelling at him she hates him. EEEE! And then he just grabs her and kisses her, while her eyes are still open, full of angry tears. And then he tells her he doesn’t like to see her in pain. And stalks off. MMMMM.

Picture of first kiss behind cut )

And also, a brief comment on Yuki stuff in volume 16 of Fruits Basket. Cut for spoilers for 16 )

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