dangermousie: (Lex shattered by mademedoit)
Saw Memoirs of a Geisha tonight. Not bad not good. Astoundingly mediocre, a Disneyland version of Japan. The characters aren't very well developed and I never really understood or felt for Sayuri. The love story was also a bit bizarre. He gave her candy when she was little? O-kaaaay. Also, the Japanese part in WWII was glossed over. Also, felt much too long. However, it's visually astounding and it was a treat to see Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li sharing a screen. Gong Li in particular is a favorite of mine, not to mention unearthly beautiful.

I lent my Smallville DVDs to [livejournal.com profile] aliterati. She is listening to commentaries and is telling me they are way way waaaay better than the show. Must listen when I get back! Want Lex for personal fictional herem, except convinced he's gay. And taken. Oh well.

I am leaving for a vacation tomorrow, so have a great time everyone! I actually like packing for a trip. So full of possibilities. Taking four books: Michael Chabon's Adventures of Kavalier and Clay a book I read already but love and want to reread; Alexandre Dumas' Le Dame de Monsoreau (in Russian translation), a huge favorite of mine; and two books I've never read: Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint, as recently recommended on friends' list (a fantasy about swordsmen gay lovers) and Louis Cha's The Book and the Sword, something that is labelled as a "martial arts novel" so sounds unusual.
dangermousie: (Lex shattered by mademedoit)
Saw Memoirs of a Geisha tonight. Not bad not good. Astoundingly mediocre, a Disneyland version of Japan. The characters aren't very well developed and I never really understood or felt for Sayuri. The love story was also a bit bizarre. He gave her candy when she was little? O-kaaaay. Also, the Japanese part in WWII was glossed over. Also, felt much too long. However, it's visually astounding and it was a treat to see Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li sharing a screen. Gong Li in particular is a favorite of mine, not to mention unearthly beautiful.

I lent my Smallville DVDs to [livejournal.com profile] aliterati. She is listening to commentaries and is telling me they are way way waaaay better than the show. Must listen when I get back! Want Lex for personal fictional herem, except convinced he's gay. And taken. Oh well.

I am leaving for a vacation tomorrow, so have a great time everyone! I actually like packing for a trip. So full of possibilities. Taking four books: Michael Chabon's Adventures of Kavalier and Clay a book I read already but love and want to reread; Alexandre Dumas' Le Dame de Monsoreau (in Russian translation), a huge favorite of mine; and two books I've never read: Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint, as recently recommended on friends' list (a fantasy about swordsmen gay lovers) and Louis Cha's The Book and the Sword, something that is labelled as a "martial arts novel" so sounds unusual.
dangermousie: (Lex shattered by mademedoit)
Saw Memoirs of a Geisha tonight. Not bad not good. Astoundingly mediocre, a Disneyland version of Japan. The characters aren't very well developed and I never really understood or felt for Sayuri. The love story was also a bit bizarre. He gave her candy when she was little? O-kaaaay. Also, the Japanese part in WWII was glossed over. Also, felt much too long. However, it's visually astounding and it was a treat to see Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li sharing a screen. Gong Li in particular is a favorite of mine, not to mention unearthly beautiful.

I lent my Smallville DVDs to [livejournal.com profile] aliterati. She is listening to commentaries and is telling me they are way way waaaay better than the show. Must listen when I get back! Want Lex for personal fictional herem, except convinced he's gay. And taken. Oh well.

I am leaving for a vacation tomorrow, so have a great time everyone! I actually like packing for a trip. So full of possibilities. Taking four books: Michael Chabon's Adventures of Kavalier and Clay a book I read already but love and want to reread; Alexandre Dumas' Le Dame de Monsoreau (in Russian translation), a huge favorite of mine; and two books I've never read: Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint, as recently recommended on friends' list (a fantasy about swordsmen gay lovers) and Louis Cha's The Book and the Sword, something that is labelled as a "martial arts novel" so sounds unusual.

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