dangermousie: (BW: Lagaan ORC1 by chalkare)
I can only watch Majo No Jouken in small dozes, like a really potent drug. Seriously. So as of last night, I am only up to ep 4. Why didn't I discover this one earlier? [livejournal.com profile] winterspel and [livejournal.com profile] ficchica, I am totally in your debt!

Thoughts on ep 4 )
dangermousie: (BW: Lagaan ORC1 by chalkare)
I can only watch Majo No Jouken in small dozes, like a really potent drug. Seriously. So as of last night, I am only up to ep 4. Why didn't I discover this one earlier? [livejournal.com profile] winterspel and [livejournal.com profile] ficchica, I am totally in your debt!

Thoughts on ep 4 )
dangermousie: (BW: Lagaan ORC1 by chalkare)
I can only watch Majo No Jouken in small dozes, like a really potent drug. Seriously. So as of last night, I am only up to ep 4. Why didn't I discover this one earlier? [livejournal.com profile] winterspel and [livejournal.com profile] ficchica, I am totally in your debt!

Thoughts on ep 4 )
dangermousie: (Full House: wedding)
All I can say is the end of episode three of Majo No Jouken has killed me. The rest of this post is made by my dead body.

Hot for Teacher )
dangermousie: (Full House: wedding)
All I can say is the end of episode three of Majo No Jouken has killed me. The rest of this post is made by my dead body.

Hot for Teacher )
dangermousie: (Full House: wedding)
All I can say is the end of episode three of Majo No Jouken has killed me. The rest of this post is made by my dead body.

Hot for Teacher )
dangermousie: (Full House: JE and YJ)
I watched ep 2, and it's even better.

Spoilers for ep 2 )
dangermousie: (Full House: JE and YJ)
I watched ep 2, and it's even better.

Spoilers for ep 2 )
dangermousie: (Full House: JE and YJ)
I watched ep 2, and it's even better.

Spoilers for ep 2 )
dangermousie: (Silence kiss by winterspel)
One episode in, and I have already decided that Majo No Jouken is my favorite jdorama. MnJ deals with a very controversial topic. It is a story of a love between Hikaru, a troubled 17 year old student and Michi, a 26 year old math teacher who's accepted a proposal from her boyfriend but feels out of place. But I don't care. It's handling (so far) a very laden subject amazingly well. I am going to a special hell on an express train, because I am shipping the two so hard. Though I am rather dreading how this is going to turn out, because I really see no way for it to end well.

Majo No Jouken ep 1 thoughts )

I also watched Silence subbed ep 4. What I wouldn't give to have all 30 eps, subbed, in DVD format and spend the week vegging out in front of my TV.

But anyhow, all the thoughts other than the fact that Vic Chou is seriously the prettiest dorama male lead I've ever seen are behind cut. Thoughts on ep 4 are behind the cut because of spoilers )
dangermousie: (Silence kiss by winterspel)
One episode in, and I have already decided that Majo No Jouken is my favorite jdorama. MnJ deals with a very controversial topic. It is a story of a love between Hikaru, a troubled 17 year old student and Michi, a 26 year old math teacher who's accepted a proposal from her boyfriend but feels out of place. But I don't care. It's handling (so far) a very laden subject amazingly well. I am going to a special hell on an express train, because I am shipping the two so hard. Though I am rather dreading how this is going to turn out, because I really see no way for it to end well.

Majo No Jouken ep 1 thoughts )

I also watched Silence subbed ep 4. What I wouldn't give to have all 30 eps, subbed, in DVD format and spend the week vegging out in front of my TV.

But anyhow, all the thoughts other than the fact that Vic Chou is seriously the prettiest dorama male lead I've ever seen are behind cut. Thoughts on ep 4 are behind the cut because of spoilers )
dangermousie: (Silence kiss by winterspel)
One episode in, and I have already decided that Majo No Jouken is my favorite jdorama. MnJ deals with a very controversial topic. It is a story of a love between Hikaru, a troubled 17 year old student and Michi, a 26 year old math teacher who's accepted a proposal from her boyfriend but feels out of place. But I don't care. It's handling (so far) a very laden subject amazingly well. I am going to a special hell on an express train, because I am shipping the two so hard. Though I am rather dreading how this is going to turn out, because I really see no way for it to end well.

Majo No Jouken ep 1 thoughts )

I also watched Silence subbed ep 4. What I wouldn't give to have all 30 eps, subbed, in DVD format and spend the week vegging out in front of my TV.

But anyhow, all the thoughts other than the fact that Vic Chou is seriously the prettiest dorama male lead I've ever seen are behind cut. Thoughts on ep 4 are behind the cut because of spoilers )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
Started watching Majo No Jouken, after [livejournal.com profile] winterspel and [livejournal.com profile] ficchica's write-ups.

I am only about half an hour in, but this is on track of becoming my favorite jdorama. I really like Takizawa Hideaki who plays Hikaru. Actually, the first time I saw him, I was taken aback by how gorgeous he was. One of those times where you kinda have to keep looking to make sure your eyes are correct (though having that shot of him under the cherry tree was a bit of an overkill).

It IS pretty depressing though. I feel really bad for Michi, because her life really is bleak and meaningless, but I also want to yell at her to grow a spine. When she allows the students in her classroom to walk all over her, I feel horrible for her, but also puzzled. She is the teacher. She is supposed to smack (not literally) some sense into the snooty brats. When they tell her to shut up, tell them to shut up back. Get some authority. She seems like a little uncertain girl trapped in a grown-up's body.

I am a bit uncomfortable with the subject matter so far, but it is riveting. I really really love.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
Started watching Majo No Jouken, after [livejournal.com profile] winterspel and [livejournal.com profile] ficchica's write-ups.

I am only about half an hour in, but this is on track of becoming my favorite jdorama. I really like Takizawa Hideaki who plays Hikaru. Actually, the first time I saw him, I was taken aback by how gorgeous he was. One of those times where you kinda have to keep looking to make sure your eyes are correct (though having that shot of him under the cherry tree was a bit of an overkill).

It IS pretty depressing though. I feel really bad for Michi, because her life really is bleak and meaningless, but I also want to yell at her to grow a spine. When she allows the students in her classroom to walk all over her, I feel horrible for her, but also puzzled. She is the teacher. She is supposed to smack (not literally) some sense into the snooty brats. When they tell her to shut up, tell them to shut up back. Get some authority. She seems like a little uncertain girl trapped in a grown-up's body.

I am a bit uncomfortable with the subject matter so far, but it is riveting. I really really love.
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
Started watching Majo No Jouken, after [livejournal.com profile] winterspel and [livejournal.com profile] ficchica's write-ups.

I am only about half an hour in, but this is on track of becoming my favorite jdorama. I really like Takizawa Hideaki who plays Hikaru. Actually, the first time I saw him, I was taken aback by how gorgeous he was. One of those times where you kinda have to keep looking to make sure your eyes are correct (though having that shot of him under the cherry tree was a bit of an overkill).

It IS pretty depressing though. I feel really bad for Michi, because her life really is bleak and meaningless, but I also want to yell at her to grow a spine. When she allows the students in her classroom to walk all over her, I feel horrible for her, but also puzzled. She is the teacher. She is supposed to smack (not literally) some sense into the snooty brats. When they tell her to shut up, tell them to shut up back. Get some authority. She seems like a little uncertain girl trapped in a grown-up's body.

I am a bit uncomfortable with the subject matter so far, but it is riveting. I really really love.
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.

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