dangermousie: (Silence look by winterspel)
OK. I am still kinda crazed from the fact that we are getting a house. HOUSE!!!

But that shall not stop the geeky fannishness. Gokusen shippy squee )

And in other news, I have to say, watching Tokyo Juliet reminded me of something that I find interesting in doramas and manga and anime. It's the attitude to homosexuality. This one probably has it because it's based on a Japanese manga, but I find it interesting that here, a completely mainstream story, the heroine who is friends with the guy she is also in love with, completely reasonably assumes that he won't be interested in her because he is gay (why reasonable? Everyone is surprised when Liang starts hanging out with her as he is generally not into girls and he tells her he likes her because he thinks of her as kind of a boy). And that she actually asks him "Liang, do you prefer men?" and it's not played for laughs and she is not horror-stricken or anything. It's just one of those things in life, just as if she knew she had no chance with him because he only liked blondes. I really like that. Actually, I am unsure about Liang's sexual orientation anyhow (I don't care either). He clearly is in love with Sui, so he is at least bi, but I have no idea if he is bi or straight. He really doesn't demonstrate much interest in women, Sui has a very boyish figure and heck, he is a clothes designer. Of course, his pull-push attitude towards her is explained because he was in love with her from the start but knew she wouldn't like him once she found out about his parentage but it's not illuminating at all about the rest of it.

And also, I want to show off my new icon from Silence made by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] winterspel. I am kinda dreading how this one is going to end though. I do love that about doramas. They can have very happy endings (Meteor Garden), utterly miserable ones (I Am Sorry I Love You, which is supposed to be really good, is one I am refusing to watch because it's going to make me want to off myself) or anything in between. I have no idea how Tokyo Juliet is going to end, but I do think chances of HEA there are a lot greater than in 'Silence.' It's interesting, the kinds of different angst doramas have. Because TJ is full of this delicious, Bollywoodish angst that is unreal situation-wise but the emotions are of course relatable (anyone can know what it feels like to be rejected in love or similar). And Silence strikes me as almost Victorian in its storyline of lonely children who meet again as adults and is very very angsty but in an understated, restrained fashion. More likely to make me cry, probably.
dangermousie: (Silence look by winterspel)
OK. I am still kinda crazed from the fact that we are getting a house. HOUSE!!!

But that shall not stop the geeky fannishness. Gokusen shippy squee )

And in other news, I have to say, watching Tokyo Juliet reminded me of something that I find interesting in doramas and manga and anime. It's the attitude to homosexuality. This one probably has it because it's based on a Japanese manga, but I find it interesting that here, a completely mainstream story, the heroine who is friends with the guy she is also in love with, completely reasonably assumes that he won't be interested in her because he is gay (why reasonable? Everyone is surprised when Liang starts hanging out with her as he is generally not into girls and he tells her he likes her because he thinks of her as kind of a boy). And that she actually asks him "Liang, do you prefer men?" and it's not played for laughs and she is not horror-stricken or anything. It's just one of those things in life, just as if she knew she had no chance with him because he only liked blondes. I really like that. Actually, I am unsure about Liang's sexual orientation anyhow (I don't care either). He clearly is in love with Sui, so he is at least bi, but I have no idea if he is bi or straight. He really doesn't demonstrate much interest in women, Sui has a very boyish figure and heck, he is a clothes designer. Of course, his pull-push attitude towards her is explained because he was in love with her from the start but knew she wouldn't like him once she found out about his parentage but it's not illuminating at all about the rest of it.

And also, I want to show off my new icon from Silence made by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] winterspel. I am kinda dreading how this one is going to end though. I do love that about doramas. They can have very happy endings (Meteor Garden), utterly miserable ones (I Am Sorry I Love You, which is supposed to be really good, is one I am refusing to watch because it's going to make me want to off myself) or anything in between. I have no idea how Tokyo Juliet is going to end, but I do think chances of HEA there are a lot greater than in 'Silence.' It's interesting, the kinds of different angst doramas have. Because TJ is full of this delicious, Bollywoodish angst that is unreal situation-wise but the emotions are of course relatable (anyone can know what it feels like to be rejected in love or similar). And Silence strikes me as almost Victorian in its storyline of lonely children who meet again as adults and is very very angsty but in an understated, restrained fashion. More likely to make me cry, probably.
dangermousie: (Silence look by winterspel)
OK. I am still kinda crazed from the fact that we are getting a house. HOUSE!!!

But that shall not stop the geeky fannishness. Gokusen shippy squee )

And in other news, I have to say, watching Tokyo Juliet reminded me of something that I find interesting in doramas and manga and anime. It's the attitude to homosexuality. This one probably has it because it's based on a Japanese manga, but I find it interesting that here, a completely mainstream story, the heroine who is friends with the guy she is also in love with, completely reasonably assumes that he won't be interested in her because he is gay (why reasonable? Everyone is surprised when Liang starts hanging out with her as he is generally not into girls and he tells her he likes her because he thinks of her as kind of a boy). And that she actually asks him "Liang, do you prefer men?" and it's not played for laughs and she is not horror-stricken or anything. It's just one of those things in life, just as if she knew she had no chance with him because he only liked blondes. I really like that. Actually, I am unsure about Liang's sexual orientation anyhow (I don't care either). He clearly is in love with Sui, so he is at least bi, but I have no idea if he is bi or straight. He really doesn't demonstrate much interest in women, Sui has a very boyish figure and heck, he is a clothes designer. Of course, his pull-push attitude towards her is explained because he was in love with her from the start but knew she wouldn't like him once she found out about his parentage but it's not illuminating at all about the rest of it.

And also, I want to show off my new icon from Silence made by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] winterspel. I am kinda dreading how this one is going to end though. I do love that about doramas. They can have very happy endings (Meteor Garden), utterly miserable ones (I Am Sorry I Love You, which is supposed to be really good, is one I am refusing to watch because it's going to make me want to off myself) or anything in between. I have no idea how Tokyo Juliet is going to end, but I do think chances of HEA there are a lot greater than in 'Silence.' It's interesting, the kinds of different angst doramas have. Because TJ is full of this delicious, Bollywoodish angst that is unreal situation-wise but the emotions are of course relatable (anyone can know what it feels like to be rejected in love or similar). And Silence strikes me as almost Victorian in its storyline of lonely children who meet again as adults and is very very angsty but in an understated, restrained fashion. More likely to make me cry, probably.
dangermousie: (Tokyo Juliet by winterspel)
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me reiterate, WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eleventy.

YES.

And because this news came after I already had a fannish post ready, I am actually combining the two :P

First off, I watched more Gokusen last night. I am up through ep 9 now. So freaking good. Contains Gokusen thoughts and my undeniable love for Shin )

Oh, and according to the Hana Yori Dango comm, where someone linked to an article from Yahoo Japan (which I can't read as it's in Japanese but I assume gives details), they are going to be making Hana Yori Dango 2 jdorama, the continuation of the HYD one that came out last year. Same cast and all. I am all for it but I do wonder what on earth they are going to do, story-wise, since even if they cut out 80% of what's happened in the manga due to time constraints, they ended up roughly in the same place as all the other adaptations: with Tsukushi finally developing and then realizing her feelings for Domyouji and letting him know. Yeah, he goes off to NYC to study and to come back later, but he did that at the end of the manga too. Hmmm. They can always put the rest in, of course, but the emotional pull will be different. Hmmm, I haven't read all of the manga so maybe she does admit it midway there or something.

I am also amused to realize that HYD will indeed never die, it seems. Heh. Also, for the love of all things good, I know the dreadful hair is canon, but while it looks half-way tolerable in the manga, on a live person it's terrifying. I mean, I am swooning all over the place for Jun's prettiness in Gokusen but watching HYD I kept going 'couldn't they get someone prettier?' I ended up liking him despite the looks. Please let him discover hair products in New York.

Oh, and I am eternally grateful to [livejournal.com profile] winterspel. Thanks to her, I might finally get a handle on the downloading thing. With subtitles, even :) Haven't tried it yet but at least I don't feel as terrified of the prospect.
dangermousie: (Tokyo Juliet by winterspel)
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me reiterate, WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eleventy.

YES.

And because this news came after I already had a fannish post ready, I am actually combining the two :P

First off, I watched more Gokusen last night. I am up through ep 9 now. So freaking good. Contains Gokusen thoughts and my undeniable love for Shin )

Oh, and according to the Hana Yori Dango comm, where someone linked to an article from Yahoo Japan (which I can't read as it's in Japanese but I assume gives details), they are going to be making Hana Yori Dango 2 jdorama, the continuation of the HYD one that came out last year. Same cast and all. I am all for it but I do wonder what on earth they are going to do, story-wise, since even if they cut out 80% of what's happened in the manga due to time constraints, they ended up roughly in the same place as all the other adaptations: with Tsukushi finally developing and then realizing her feelings for Domyouji and letting him know. Yeah, he goes off to NYC to study and to come back later, but he did that at the end of the manga too. Hmmm. They can always put the rest in, of course, but the emotional pull will be different. Hmmm, I haven't read all of the manga so maybe she does admit it midway there or something.

I am also amused to realize that HYD will indeed never die, it seems. Heh. Also, for the love of all things good, I know the dreadful hair is canon, but while it looks half-way tolerable in the manga, on a live person it's terrifying. I mean, I am swooning all over the place for Jun's prettiness in Gokusen but watching HYD I kept going 'couldn't they get someone prettier?' I ended up liking him despite the looks. Please let him discover hair products in New York.

Oh, and I am eternally grateful to [livejournal.com profile] winterspel. Thanks to her, I might finally get a handle on the downloading thing. With subtitles, even :) Haven't tried it yet but at least I don't feel as terrified of the prospect.
dangermousie: (Tokyo Juliet by winterspel)
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me reiterate, WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eleventy.

YES.

And because this news came after I already had a fannish post ready, I am actually combining the two :P

First off, I watched more Gokusen last night. I am up through ep 9 now. So freaking good. Contains Gokusen thoughts and my undeniable love for Shin )

Oh, and according to the Hana Yori Dango comm, where someone linked to an article from Yahoo Japan (which I can't read as it's in Japanese but I assume gives details), they are going to be making Hana Yori Dango 2 jdorama, the continuation of the HYD one that came out last year. Same cast and all. I am all for it but I do wonder what on earth they are going to do, story-wise, since even if they cut out 80% of what's happened in the manga due to time constraints, they ended up roughly in the same place as all the other adaptations: with Tsukushi finally developing and then realizing her feelings for Domyouji and letting him know. Yeah, he goes off to NYC to study and to come back later, but he did that at the end of the manga too. Hmmm. They can always put the rest in, of course, but the emotional pull will be different. Hmmm, I haven't read all of the manga so maybe she does admit it midway there or something.

I am also amused to realize that HYD will indeed never die, it seems. Heh. Also, for the love of all things good, I know the dreadful hair is canon, but while it looks half-way tolerable in the manga, on a live person it's terrifying. I mean, I am swooning all over the place for Jun's prettiness in Gokusen but watching HYD I kept going 'couldn't they get someone prettier?' I ended up liking him despite the looks. Please let him discover hair products in New York.

Oh, and I am eternally grateful to [livejournal.com profile] winterspel. Thanks to her, I might finally get a handle on the downloading thing. With subtitles, even :) Haven't tried it yet but at least I don't feel as terrified of the prospect.
dangermousie: (Balian/Sybilla by redheadwonder12)
Goong makes the world better. Seriously. If you don't believe me, watch this MV of it (to a French song, of all things), and see if you don't agree. And btw, [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow, there is angst :)

Oh, and in much more personal news which have been making me incredibly nervous (which is why the MV above was something I went looking for, to take my mind off the thing), we put an offer on a house.

Let's see how it works out.

And btw, dorama fans on my list. is "It started with a kiss" worth watching? I know it was a huge hit but I know not that much about it.
dangermousie: (Balian/Sybilla by redheadwonder12)
Goong makes the world better. Seriously. If you don't believe me, watch this MV of it (to a French song, of all things), and see if you don't agree. And btw, [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow, there is angst :)

Oh, and in much more personal news which have been making me incredibly nervous (which is why the MV above was something I went looking for, to take my mind off the thing), we put an offer on a house.

Let's see how it works out.

And btw, dorama fans on my list. is "It started with a kiss" worth watching? I know it was a huge hit but I know not that much about it.
dangermousie: (Balian/Sybilla by redheadwonder12)
Goong makes the world better. Seriously. If you don't believe me, watch this MV of it (to a French song, of all things), and see if you don't agree. And btw, [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow, there is angst :)

Oh, and in much more personal news which have been making me incredibly nervous (which is why the MV above was something I went looking for, to take my mind off the thing), we put an offer on a house.

Let's see how it works out.

And btw, dorama fans on my list. is "It started with a kiss" worth watching? I know it was a huge hit but I know not that much about it.
dangermousie: (LoVe: Summer by dtissagirl)
The house we really wanted got sold before we could get it (it's not the one I told you about [livejournal.com profile] aliterati). It was totally perfect, an 1890 rowhouse with two stories, three bedrooms, a cute yard, a fireplace, and painted walls. Suffice it to say, I am grumpy. Very grumpy. I wanted that place, dammit. I want to hit something, actually. We just saw it this Saturday too.

To distract self, I went trolling for Veronica Mars S3 spoilers.

I know I have some extreme spoilerphobes on my flist, so just a heads-up that my 'mood' is not related to spoilers one way or another and is all on behalf of the house we didn't get.

Very general spoilers and thoughts )
dangermousie: (LoVe: Summer by dtissagirl)
The house we really wanted got sold before we could get it (it's not the one I told you about [livejournal.com profile] aliterati). It was totally perfect, an 1890 rowhouse with two stories, three bedrooms, a cute yard, a fireplace, and painted walls. Suffice it to say, I am grumpy. Very grumpy. I wanted that place, dammit. I want to hit something, actually. We just saw it this Saturday too.

To distract self, I went trolling for Veronica Mars S3 spoilers.

I know I have some extreme spoilerphobes on my flist, so just a heads-up that my 'mood' is not related to spoilers one way or another and is all on behalf of the house we didn't get.

Very general spoilers and thoughts )
dangermousie: (LoVe: Summer by dtissagirl)
The house we really wanted got sold before we could get it (it's not the one I told you about [livejournal.com profile] aliterati). It was totally perfect, an 1890 rowhouse with two stories, three bedrooms, a cute yard, a fireplace, and painted walls. Suffice it to say, I am grumpy. Very grumpy. I wanted that place, dammit. I want to hit something, actually. We just saw it this Saturday too.

To distract self, I went trolling for Veronica Mars S3 spoilers.

I know I have some extreme spoilerphobes on my flist, so just a heads-up that my 'mood' is not related to spoilers one way or another and is all on behalf of the house we didn't get.

Very general spoilers and thoughts )

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