dangermousie: (LoVe: Logan bare shoulder by cabinlasspe)
Mmmmm. I finally caught up on Veronica Mars eps 3.2 and 3.3 last night.

It’s interesting, because while I am glad for VM’s new high ratings as it’s a good show that deserves to stay on the air, I must confess my own mad pash for it is rather gone. What I loved about it: the darkness, the noir, is gone. The things that I loved about it: Veronica’s dysfunction, her outsider status, the perfect outside-rotten inside of Neptune familial life, the sharp class divisions, are gone. This isn’t noir anymore, with a cynical antihero. This is a fun, clever, smart-mouthed show. But it’s not what I signed up for. I agree with [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns that this is a logical progression for Veronica’s character. But it doesn’t make it exciting to watch.

Not to mention my recent issues with how this show deals with feminism.

But guess what. Am still watching. You want to know why? Because whatever other changes, Logan and Veronica still bring it to the yard.

Prison experiment rant, L/V swoon )

I have also started the unfortunately named manga, Happy Hustle High. Despite the name, which makes me think of a school for gigolos (what is the Japanese name of this, I wonder), it’s delightful, fluffy, perfect little shoujo, 5 volumes long. It follows what happens when an all-girls school merges with an all-boys one.

I love the heroine, Hanabi. She is a pushy, cheerful, a bit geeky girl. Sort of like what Aya from Ayashi No Ceres was before the whole ‘you are a ceres reincarnation, your family wants to kill you’ thing cropped up. And she doesn’t get shy, or give up, or anything.

I also like the male protagonist, Yasuaki. He grew up in a family of men (his father and brothers) so he is a bit awkward with girls, but other than that, he is refreshingly normal. Plus, this mangaka really knows how to draw bishounen.

The relationship stuff is also pleasantly non OTT. I love the bit where she hasn’t shown in school for a few days so he is worried and comes to visit her and he has wild images of her being robbed or murdered, but she opens the door and she’s been glued to a video game for three days, and looks like hell and goes ‘I am Hanabina, Empress of the Jewel Empire’ (the game involves that). Heeeeeee. And he tells her to move over and they play together. ROFL. Love.
dangermousie: (LoVe: Logan bare shoulder by cabinlasspe)
Mmmmm. I finally caught up on Veronica Mars eps 3.2 and 3.3 last night.

It’s interesting, because while I am glad for VM’s new high ratings as it’s a good show that deserves to stay on the air, I must confess my own mad pash for it is rather gone. What I loved about it: the darkness, the noir, is gone. The things that I loved about it: Veronica’s dysfunction, her outsider status, the perfect outside-rotten inside of Neptune familial life, the sharp class divisions, are gone. This isn’t noir anymore, with a cynical antihero. This is a fun, clever, smart-mouthed show. But it’s not what I signed up for. I agree with [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns that this is a logical progression for Veronica’s character. But it doesn’t make it exciting to watch.

Not to mention my recent issues with how this show deals with feminism.

But guess what. Am still watching. You want to know why? Because whatever other changes, Logan and Veronica still bring it to the yard.

Prison experiment rant, L/V swoon )

I have also started the unfortunately named manga, Happy Hustle High. Despite the name, which makes me think of a school for gigolos (what is the Japanese name of this, I wonder), it’s delightful, fluffy, perfect little shoujo, 5 volumes long. It follows what happens when an all-girls school merges with an all-boys one.

I love the heroine, Hanabi. She is a pushy, cheerful, a bit geeky girl. Sort of like what Aya from Ayashi No Ceres was before the whole ‘you are a ceres reincarnation, your family wants to kill you’ thing cropped up. And she doesn’t get shy, or give up, or anything.

I also like the male protagonist, Yasuaki. He grew up in a family of men (his father and brothers) so he is a bit awkward with girls, but other than that, he is refreshingly normal. Plus, this mangaka really knows how to draw bishounen.

The relationship stuff is also pleasantly non OTT. I love the bit where she hasn’t shown in school for a few days so he is worried and comes to visit her and he has wild images of her being robbed or murdered, but she opens the door and she’s been glued to a video game for three days, and looks like hell and goes ‘I am Hanabina, Empress of the Jewel Empire’ (the game involves that). Heeeeeee. And he tells her to move over and they play together. ROFL. Love.
dangermousie: (LoVe: Logan bare shoulder by cabinlasspe)
Mmmmm. I finally caught up on Veronica Mars eps 3.2 and 3.3 last night.

It’s interesting, because while I am glad for VM’s new high ratings as it’s a good show that deserves to stay on the air, I must confess my own mad pash for it is rather gone. What I loved about it: the darkness, the noir, is gone. The things that I loved about it: Veronica’s dysfunction, her outsider status, the perfect outside-rotten inside of Neptune familial life, the sharp class divisions, are gone. This isn’t noir anymore, with a cynical antihero. This is a fun, clever, smart-mouthed show. But it’s not what I signed up for. I agree with [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns that this is a logical progression for Veronica’s character. But it doesn’t make it exciting to watch.

Not to mention my recent issues with how this show deals with feminism.

But guess what. Am still watching. You want to know why? Because whatever other changes, Logan and Veronica still bring it to the yard.

Prison experiment rant, L/V swoon )

I have also started the unfortunately named manga, Happy Hustle High. Despite the name, which makes me think of a school for gigolos (what is the Japanese name of this, I wonder), it’s delightful, fluffy, perfect little shoujo, 5 volumes long. It follows what happens when an all-girls school merges with an all-boys one.

I love the heroine, Hanabi. She is a pushy, cheerful, a bit geeky girl. Sort of like what Aya from Ayashi No Ceres was before the whole ‘you are a ceres reincarnation, your family wants to kill you’ thing cropped up. And she doesn’t get shy, or give up, or anything.

I also like the male protagonist, Yasuaki. He grew up in a family of men (his father and brothers) so he is a bit awkward with girls, but other than that, he is refreshingly normal. Plus, this mangaka really knows how to draw bishounen.

The relationship stuff is also pleasantly non OTT. I love the bit where she hasn’t shown in school for a few days so he is worried and comes to visit her and he has wild images of her being robbed or murdered, but she opens the door and she’s been glued to a video game for three days, and looks like hell and goes ‘I am Hanabina, Empress of the Jewel Empire’ (the game involves that). Heeeeeee. And he tells her to move over and they play together. ROFL. Love.

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