Yeah, I am spamming. I am still reading Red River
manga, slowly but steadily. I don't love it (yet) but I do like it. I think the fact that I can just read it at the bookstore really helps (the biggest problem with Basara
was that I liked it well enough but not enough to invest in a bunch of volumes sight unseen).
Oh, oh, oh. And THANK YOU calledinvain
. I started Her Majesty's Dog
. I would have never checked it out because cover for first volume looked weird but now I am almost all the way through the first volume and I love it beyond words! I can see marathonning it. And you are right, it is so easy to pictur Yamapi and Maki in the leads. But HMD deserves its own post which is coming so I'll stop. For now, though, I want to talk about my not-too-guilty pleasure of late.
Oh, Sensual Phrase
! I can feel my brain cells die a little every time I read it, but I can’t stop! I have finished volume 13 and seeing that I just purchased the rest, will be done with the thing pretty shortly. Btw, [Bad username or site: ”meganbmoore” @ livejournal.com]
, that scene your friend(s) mentioned. I think I know which one it is. It looks like that’s what’s going to happen, him sleeping with someone else, but he doesn’t and says forget it. Heh. Twu Wuv.
Ahhh, the unbearable angst of being a rock star. Ahhhh, the unbearable angst of being rockstar’s one true love. Who knew. LOL. I got to say that Lucifer has to be the cleanest living band ever, outside of Christian Rock. They don’t stagger home high or drunk. They don’t have orgies. True, Sakuya (our sexy hero) used to be a child whore with a really messed-up back story, but since he seems to have not done it with anyone except Aine, his OTP, since the manga started (though to compensate, there is a lot of THAT :D), I’d mark him under clean living. And Atsuro is dating his stepsister, but come on, after Korean drama, they’d have to be blood related for me to flinch. And Yuki is freaking married with a kid!
I was especially amused by the storyline where some girl is jealous of Aine being Sakuya’s gf (btw, is it a manga cliché that fangirls in Japan are VICIOUS or is it true? Seeing the scary people posting on various forums, I am not sure that’s too much of an exaggeration). Anyway, the jealous girl gets her friends to rough up Aine which drives Sakuya (who is uber protective) up the wall. So what does he do? He takes the girl to his house. She wants sex and he offers but in such an impersonal way, she freaks and doesn’t take him up on the offer. She is like ‘I thought there’d be love’ (girl, you are a groupie, get over yourself) so he is ‘Fine, I love you’ which freaks her more ;) And then he goes out with some other model or something and it’s all over tabloids and the girl is all jealous but he is all ‘whatever’ and then…best part, the girls (in her group) saw her with him (he made sure) and are all like ‘Beotch, you are with him, now we’ll beat you up really badly’ and he is walking by and the girl is ‘Sakuya, help, tell them you love me blah blah’ and he looks at her, without stopping and goes ‘Kid, you wanted to know what it’s like to date me, you got your wish’ and walks on, leaving her to be roughed up. Mmmm…bad boys :D
ETA: OMG OMG OMG! The irresistible manga continues. It’s so trashy yet I cannot fight my love.
Aine gets raped by the evil bad guy who wants to punish Sakuya. OMG. So she won’t tell Sakuya what’s wrong but she can’t bear to see him (or anyone) so she takes sleeping pills to kill herself. You knew things were going to go baaaaad when Sakuya bought an engagement ring :D So Sakuya finds out she is in a coma and finds out why and he gets all EMO falling apart-wise and he quits the band on air, and goes to the hospital and is all ‘blah blah why did I think daring to feel this time would end any different’ and is all ‘I failed to protect you, so sorry’ and being all weepy-waily by her bedside and leaves the ring there and walks off to kill the evil bad guy. AWESOME. And he is like ‘I don’t have my band any more [ok I can’t type that without laughing] and I’ve given up her, so I have nothing now, so I can kill you with a knife, slowly and painfully. I thought having no family and a screwed up past would come in handy.’ OK, I added that last sentence, but not the rest :D And the bad guy is all ‘Instead of acting like a rational person and screaming heeeeeeeeelp when I see this mad-eyed nutter with a sharp knife coming at me, and no one around, let’s remind him I raped the love of his life and also gloat about how he himself is a product of his Mom’s rape and thus has never forgiven himself so here’s a bit of his worst nightmare mark 2.’ Yeah. I don’t think our angsty hero needs to kill him, the guy will die of the stupid by himself.
But he doesn’t die as bad guy gets hauled off by the cops on an unrelated charge and Sakuya’s friends are all like ‘enough about you and the mad temper tantrums with sharp implements. You wanna protect your hot though now messed up gf, go take care of her.’ Heh. They should have added ‘You are too hot to go to jail. We all know what happens to pretty boys there’ So we get some huge angst and what not, and he talks her into taking him back because she is being all ‘no, can’t be with anyone in any fashion, you can’t love me any more, right’ (his response? *beg beg beg*) and takes her to some small town and they get to do fun things together like shop, and have dinner, and slit their wrists.
Yup. Indeedy. She is all (understandably) still messed up so she goes to the bathroom, locks the door and tries to kill herself again at some point, which he sees and goes nuts and is all ‘fine, let’s slit our wrists together’ and slits his own. Good thing he is a singer not a guitarist :D And he is all ‘I don’t want to be without you’ which is sweet and all but the floor is going to be a bitch to clean. So they sorta move on past the wrist-slitting and are forming a future together or something. And the manga does address the issue (I was surprised) that after the assault their sexlife won’t be the same automatically and they’ll have to deal with the trauma. YES.
Gosh, I love this manga even though is has intellectual value of a tomato. So trashy, so awesome.
Btw, is it wrong that every manga I read recently, I picture Yamapi and Maki as the leads? I have no idea what’s with that. I am not an RPShipper (yikes!) and couldn’t care less about them in RL but I have such a thing for seeing them on screen together. Even though I didn’t love Nobuta Wo Produce
, I loved their scenes so much. And they made Kurosagi
not only of the most intense and emotional UST experiences, but turned it from good to mind-bendingly awesome. Now they need to do an OTP with kissing.
ETA2: OMG Volume 18 is so EXPLICIT. Unbelievably so. Whoa. I’ve never seen something like that in a mainstream manga. Whoa.
And because I was thinking about Kurosagi
which is so my second favorite jdrama (only behind Pride
), here is a Kurosagi
Oh GOD. Yamapi. *dies* Kurosaki/Tsurara. *dies*
*revives briefly to post this*( Kurosagi MV )