dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
Because I am bored, I am dusting off this old meme.

Ask me a question. Any question (as long as it's fandom related - no personal questions) and I will answer. From first Euripides play I've ever read to the hottest male star to my favorite city to the world's worst drama to the silliest Bollywood dance. Anything.
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
Because I am bored, I am dusting off this old meme.

Ask me a question. Any question (as long as it's fandom related - no personal questions) and I will answer. From first Euripides play I've ever read to the hottest male star to my favorite city to the world's worst drama to the silliest Bollywood dance. Anything.
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
Because I am bored, I am dusting off this old meme.

Ask me a question. Any question (as long as it's fandom related - no personal questions) and I will answer. From first Euripides play I've ever read to the hottest male star to my favorite city to the world's worst drama to the silliest Bollywood dance. Anything.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
1. DRAMA/TV SHOW MEME

Day 01 - A drama that should have never been made.

This one is really hard - even the most abysmal drama usually has a few moments of fun and keeps hard-working actors employed. But I am going to go with Vampire Gigolo - a low-budget jdrama about a vampire who solves crimes and his schoolgirl assistant that doesn't even manage to be deliciously campy but is just dull. Alternatively (and I am going to get flack for this) but Liar Game - the characters are paper-thin, the plots idiotic, and the whole thing is useless. And it's two whole seasons of this - two seasons in which Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika, both of whom I adore and who could do much better, wasted their time instead of being in something awesome.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled

Oh, this one is easy. Farscape. It's the best show I've ever seen and they had a promise from scifi through season 5 - so they set up basically a 2 season arc only for scifi to cancel it at the end of s4 for masterpieces like Tremors the Series. Luckily later they got a chance to wrap their story in a miniseries but when I think of how amazing that arc would have been over 22 eps I get a bit crazy. My husband still teases me about the screaming and rampage around our apartment I went on when s4 ended on that insane cliffhanger.

2. I have been slowly continuing with my watch of Easy Fortune Happy Life - am on ep 6. This drama makes me laugh like a maniac and I do believe this is the one should have been titled "Devil Beside You" instead of the Mike He vehicle. Da Feng (played by Lan Chen Long who does funny things to my insides) is a lot more of a devil than the poorly-socilized sweetie of DBY. Da Feng is a few steps away from a sociopath, unsurprisingly with his upbringing. But he is so entertaining and I love how the heroine basically awakens his conscience without trying, just by being her smart/naive, kind/practical combo. Heeeee.



Caps from a shirt that made me laugh like a hyena. Warning for shirtlessness )

3. I made a crack about Summer Desire being my Twilight but I got to thinking - while both drove the girls in their respective countries into a hormonal frenzy, there is a reason why, while I find SD a cheesy/trashy/delightful combo and not great art, it does not bother me the way Twilight does:

a. Neither Luo Xi nor Ou Chen have any desire to make a meal out of Xiamo. Whatever they may or may not do, they don't have any murderous urges around her, unlike Bella's supposed soulmate.

b. Bella is someone who needs to be saved from everything including walking, she spends all her time describing Edward's amazing beauty and lurve is everything to her - when Edward leaves her, she becomes suicidal. She has no purpose or personality outside of worshipping the guy of her dreams. Now take Xiamo - tough as nails survivor - love is second to family and independence, to her. As to suicide over a dude - hah! It's the guys who get suicidal when she leaves them, Xiamo just moves on.

c. Edward being possessive = awesomeness of supreme degree. Everyone should want a guy like that. But in SD, Ou Chen's possessiveness is viewed as a bad and unreasonable thing - and that is what leads to Xiamo dumping him in high school and to her family tragedy. When they hook up again as adults, the author goes out of her way to portray that his possessiveness is way tamped down and under control - that he has changed.

Anyway, SD is no modern masterpiece, but it does not give me heebie-jeebies, hooray.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
1. DRAMA/TV SHOW MEME

Day 01 - A drama that should have never been made.

This one is really hard - even the most abysmal drama usually has a few moments of fun and keeps hard-working actors employed. But I am going to go with Vampire Gigolo - a low-budget jdrama about a vampire who solves crimes and his schoolgirl assistant that doesn't even manage to be deliciously campy but is just dull. Alternatively (and I am going to get flack for this) but Liar Game - the characters are paper-thin, the plots idiotic, and the whole thing is useless. And it's two whole seasons of this - two seasons in which Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika, both of whom I adore and who could do much better, wasted their time instead of being in something awesome.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled

Oh, this one is easy. Farscape. It's the best show I've ever seen and they had a promise from scifi through season 5 - so they set up basically a 2 season arc only for scifi to cancel it at the end of s4 for masterpieces like Tremors the Series. Luckily later they got a chance to wrap their story in a miniseries but when I think of how amazing that arc would have been over 22 eps I get a bit crazy. My husband still teases me about the screaming and rampage around our apartment I went on when s4 ended on that insane cliffhanger.

2. I have been slowly continuing with my watch of Easy Fortune Happy Life - am on ep 6. This drama makes me laugh like a maniac and I do believe this is the one should have been titled "Devil Beside You" instead of the Mike He vehicle. Da Feng (played by Lan Chen Long who does funny things to my insides) is a lot more of a devil than the poorly-socilized sweetie of DBY. Da Feng is a few steps away from a sociopath, unsurprisingly with his upbringing. But he is so entertaining and I love how the heroine basically awakens his conscience without trying, just by being her smart/naive, kind/practical combo. Heeeee.



Caps from a shirt that made me laugh like a hyena. Warning for shirtlessness )

3. I made a crack about Summer Desire being my Twilight but I got to thinking - while both drove the girls in their respective countries into a hormonal frenzy, there is a reason why, while I find SD a cheesy/trashy/delightful combo and not great art, it does not bother me the way Twilight does:

a. Neither Luo Xi nor Ou Chen have any desire to make a meal out of Xiamo. Whatever they may or may not do, they don't have any murderous urges around her, unlike Bella's supposed soulmate.

b. Bella is someone who needs to be saved from everything including walking, she spends all her time describing Edward's amazing beauty and lurve is everything to her - when Edward leaves her, she becomes suicidal. She has no purpose or personality outside of worshipping the guy of her dreams. Now take Xiamo - tough as nails survivor - love is second to family and independence, to her. As to suicide over a dude - hah! It's the guys who get suicidal when she leaves them, Xiamo just moves on.

c. Edward being possessive = awesomeness of supreme degree. Everyone should want a guy like that. But in SD, Ou Chen's possessiveness is viewed as a bad and unreasonable thing - and that is what leads to Xiamo dumping him in high school and to her family tragedy. When they hook up again as adults, the author goes out of her way to portray that his possessiveness is way tamped down and under control - that he has changed.

Anyway, SD is no modern masterpiece, but it does not give me heebie-jeebies, hooray.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
1. DRAMA/TV SHOW MEME

Day 01 - A drama that should have never been made.

This one is really hard - even the most abysmal drama usually has a few moments of fun and keeps hard-working actors employed. But I am going to go with Vampire Gigolo - a low-budget jdrama about a vampire who solves crimes and his schoolgirl assistant that doesn't even manage to be deliciously campy but is just dull. Alternatively (and I am going to get flack for this) but Liar Game - the characters are paper-thin, the plots idiotic, and the whole thing is useless. And it's two whole seasons of this - two seasons in which Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika, both of whom I adore and who could do much better, wasted their time instead of being in something awesome.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled

Oh, this one is easy. Farscape. It's the best show I've ever seen and they had a promise from scifi through season 5 - so they set up basically a 2 season arc only for scifi to cancel it at the end of s4 for masterpieces like Tremors the Series. Luckily later they got a chance to wrap their story in a miniseries but when I think of how amazing that arc would have been over 22 eps I get a bit crazy. My husband still teases me about the screaming and rampage around our apartment I went on when s4 ended on that insane cliffhanger.

2. I have been slowly continuing with my watch of Easy Fortune Happy Life - am on ep 6. This drama makes me laugh like a maniac and I do believe this is the one should have been titled "Devil Beside You" instead of the Mike He vehicle. Da Feng (played by Lan Chen Long who does funny things to my insides) is a lot more of a devil than the poorly-socilized sweetie of DBY. Da Feng is a few steps away from a sociopath, unsurprisingly with his upbringing. But he is so entertaining and I love how the heroine basically awakens his conscience without trying, just by being her smart/naive, kind/practical combo. Heeeee.



Caps from a shirt that made me laugh like a hyena. Warning for shirtlessness )

3. I made a crack about Summer Desire being my Twilight but I got to thinking - while both drove the girls in their respective countries into a hormonal frenzy, there is a reason why, while I find SD a cheesy/trashy/delightful combo and not great art, it does not bother me the way Twilight does:

a. Neither Luo Xi nor Ou Chen have any desire to make a meal out of Xiamo. Whatever they may or may not do, they don't have any murderous urges around her, unlike Bella's supposed soulmate.

b. Bella is someone who needs to be saved from everything including walking, she spends all her time describing Edward's amazing beauty and lurve is everything to her - when Edward leaves her, she becomes suicidal. She has no purpose or personality outside of worshipping the guy of her dreams. Now take Xiamo - tough as nails survivor - love is second to family and independence, to her. As to suicide over a dude - hah! It's the guys who get suicidal when she leaves them, Xiamo just moves on.

c. Edward being possessive = awesomeness of supreme degree. Everyone should want a guy like that. But in SD, Ou Chen's possessiveness is viewed as a bad and unreasonable thing - and that is what leads to Xiamo dumping him in high school and to her family tragedy. When they hook up again as adults, the author goes out of her way to portray that his possessiveness is way tamped down and under control - that he has changed.

Anyway, SD is no modern masterpiece, but it does not give me heebie-jeebies, hooray.
dangermousie: (Default)
I'd love to do the 30-Day TV memo (I was going to include dramas :P) - does anyone have the entire 30-days list of questions floating around?
dangermousie: (Default)
I'd love to do the 30-Day TV memo (I was going to include dramas :P) - does anyone have the entire 30-days list of questions floating around?
dangermousie: (Default)
I'd love to do the 30-Day TV memo (I was going to include dramas :P) - does anyone have the entire 30-days list of questions floating around?
dangermousie: (Default)
The awesome [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns is holding an anonymous love meme (you know the drill - you post your username, link to the post and people say nice things about you, anonymously or logged on).

I am here.

So compliment away :)
dangermousie: (Default)
The awesome [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns is holding an anonymous love meme (you know the drill - you post your username, link to the post and people say nice things about you, anonymously or logged on).

I am here.

So compliment away :)
dangermousie: (Default)
The awesome [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns is holding an anonymous love meme (you know the drill - you post your username, link to the post and people say nice things about you, anonymously or logged on).

I am here.

So compliment away :)

Meme time

Oct. 1st, 2009 06:03 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
Stolen from half the people on my flist

Ask me a fandom, and I will tell you:

+ OTP
+ Runner-up
+ Honorable mention(s)
+ Crack pairing(s)
+ Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't


Fandoms: various dramas and anime and Bollywood, Farscape, Firefly, Buffy, Roswell, Battlestar Galactica, Veronica Mars, movies, books etc.

Meme time

Oct. 1st, 2009 06:03 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
Stolen from half the people on my flist

Ask me a fandom, and I will tell you:

+ OTP
+ Runner-up
+ Honorable mention(s)
+ Crack pairing(s)
+ Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't


Fandoms: various dramas and anime and Bollywood, Farscape, Firefly, Buffy, Roswell, Battlestar Galactica, Veronica Mars, movies, books etc.

Meme time

Oct. 1st, 2009 06:03 pm
dangermousie: (Default)
Stolen from half the people on my flist

Ask me a fandom, and I will tell you:

+ OTP
+ Runner-up
+ Honorable mention(s)
+ Crack pairing(s)
+ Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't


Fandoms: various dramas and anime and Bollywood, Farscape, Firefly, Buffy, Roswell, Battlestar Galactica, Veronica Mars, movies, books etc.
dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)
So, I finally finished the "Top 5 fannish things" meme, for all the topics I did not do earlier.

Here it is behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)
So, I finally finished the "Top 5 fannish things" meme, for all the topics I did not do earlier.

Here it is behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)
So, I finally finished the "Top 5 fannish things" meme, for all the topics I did not do earlier.

Here it is behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
Yes, I know, I am still working on my 5 favorites meme thing.

Here are my 5 favorite drama OTPs behind the cut )

Clearly I like mobsters and other violent men as part of the OTP :P And yet, how could I leave out Gong Chan/Yu Ri, or Halu/Aki, or the OTP from Last Scandal? I could not, I love them just as much. Argh, evil question!!!!!!!!!!!!

While we are at it, I saw the 'fantasy drama' thing going around. Well, mine would be a period piece - it is during the period of time when there is more than one Kingdom in the area. One of them is run by an ambitious female ruler who wants to conquer the neighboring kingdom, so she sends in one of her specially trained spy/ninja type people to infiltrate - he is also a sort of 'favorite' of hers (whichever way you want to take it). To be played by Song Seung Heon.

The neighboring kingdom is run by a rather inefficient brother-sister pair and SSH infiltrates the court easily due to his mad skills - let's say he is accepted as a mercenary-general. He is disciplined and a little bit inhuman and very focused on his goals but due to unexpected events in his own kingdom (the Queen is facing some unrest) the invasion doesn't happen really quickly but instead he is left at that court for a while and he actually starts enjoying a human life - before on these missions it was always very quick and he never had time to get attached, plus the missions were never this big or important - sneaking into an enemy castle for a day to learn the layout etc is pretty different. So he now actually starts seeing these people who he is supposed to betray as people and also it's the first time he's been respected and treated as a normal person - back home people either freak about him or the Queen treats him as some sort of an exotic dangerous pet.

Oh, and did I mention that a niece of the King of this Kingdom (or some other member of the royal family) is an outspoken, fun Princess played by Sung Yuri and they fall in love with each other and then the order comes from his own Queen to help the invasion. He actually fights on the side of the 'good' guys in earnest but the damage from him earlier conveying information has been done and the 'good' guys lose and due to some circumstances, the Queen has no idea he betrayed her - but she does know he is in love with Sung Yuri and wasn't as cooperative as he should have been.

So she decides to take him away and punish him but she also takes great pleasure of informing the entire court + Sung Yuri of the true state of affairs as she knows them (i.e. SSH is her infiltrator and played them all) as SSH has to watch her do it. Of course, since she is rather evil, she has a great deal of fun with it and also acts as of SSH is 'hers' in more ways than one just to twist the knife in more in Sung Yuri. And then she takes him away and tells him not to stray any more from what he is allowed or else (it's a kdrama, I am sure you can come up with some particularly gruesome punishment). But despite it all and despite the fact that SSH believes everyone at his host kingdom now hates him, he decides to work to liberate them and expiate his sin. Meanwhile, shockingly, Sung Yuri (who is held in confinement with the rest of the secondary royals) does NOT hate him - she can tell he fought for them in earnest and that he wanted to expiate and she also does not believe he does not love her. She manages escape and soon she is also raising hell...and it goes from there. I want a happy ending, but since this is a period Korean drama, it's dubious.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
Yes, I know, I am still working on my 5 favorites meme thing.

Here are my 5 favorite drama OTPs behind the cut )

Clearly I like mobsters and other violent men as part of the OTP :P And yet, how could I leave out Gong Chan/Yu Ri, or Halu/Aki, or the OTP from Last Scandal? I could not, I love them just as much. Argh, evil question!!!!!!!!!!!!

While we are at it, I saw the 'fantasy drama' thing going around. Well, mine would be a period piece - it is during the period of time when there is more than one Kingdom in the area. One of them is run by an ambitious female ruler who wants to conquer the neighboring kingdom, so she sends in one of her specially trained spy/ninja type people to infiltrate - he is also a sort of 'favorite' of hers (whichever way you want to take it). To be played by Song Seung Heon.

The neighboring kingdom is run by a rather inefficient brother-sister pair and SSH infiltrates the court easily due to his mad skills - let's say he is accepted as a mercenary-general. He is disciplined and a little bit inhuman and very focused on his goals but due to unexpected events in his own kingdom (the Queen is facing some unrest) the invasion doesn't happen really quickly but instead he is left at that court for a while and he actually starts enjoying a human life - before on these missions it was always very quick and he never had time to get attached, plus the missions were never this big or important - sneaking into an enemy castle for a day to learn the layout etc is pretty different. So he now actually starts seeing these people who he is supposed to betray as people and also it's the first time he's been respected and treated as a normal person - back home people either freak about him or the Queen treats him as some sort of an exotic dangerous pet.

Oh, and did I mention that a niece of the King of this Kingdom (or some other member of the royal family) is an outspoken, fun Princess played by Sung Yuri and they fall in love with each other and then the order comes from his own Queen to help the invasion. He actually fights on the side of the 'good' guys in earnest but the damage from him earlier conveying information has been done and the 'good' guys lose and due to some circumstances, the Queen has no idea he betrayed her - but she does know he is in love with Sung Yuri and wasn't as cooperative as he should have been.

So she decides to take him away and punish him but she also takes great pleasure of informing the entire court + Sung Yuri of the true state of affairs as she knows them (i.e. SSH is her infiltrator and played them all) as SSH has to watch her do it. Of course, since she is rather evil, she has a great deal of fun with it and also acts as of SSH is 'hers' in more ways than one just to twist the knife in more in Sung Yuri. And then she takes him away and tells him not to stray any more from what he is allowed or else (it's a kdrama, I am sure you can come up with some particularly gruesome punishment). But despite it all and despite the fact that SSH believes everyone at his host kingdom now hates him, he decides to work to liberate them and expiate his sin. Meanwhile, shockingly, Sung Yuri (who is held in confinement with the rest of the secondary royals) does NOT hate him - she can tell he fought for them in earnest and that he wanted to expiate and she also does not believe he does not love her. She manages escape and soon she is also raising hell...and it goes from there. I want a happy ending, but since this is a period Korean drama, it's dubious.

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