dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
I am on episode 9 and The Legend continues to be amazing. I am just so in love with it. I have also been amusing myself imagining what kind of fandom/fanfic things there would be if this was an American show.

Wherein I let loose my imaginings on typical course of fandoms, with no spoilers for the drama )

I really wish there was a fandom for this :D

Also, I was thinking how your first impression of an actor really does affect you. Because a lot of reaction to The Legend (or its existence) has been 'Bae Yong Joon playing manly sword-wielding Prince? WTF, isn't he the guy who was all emo and weepy and possessed of blue scarf* in Winter Sonata?' But for me, since the only thing I've seen him in was Untold Scandal, the main feeling is 'Oh thank God! At least this time, while he might be a violent, period-garbed aristocrat, he is not a violent, period-garbed aristocrat who is a disgusting slimeball ruining virgins.' LOL.

*I have never seen so much dislike heaped on a single item of clothing. To those people I say, go check out the fashion in twdrama 'Magicians of Love.' I defy you not to develop such blinding hate for all of Fernando's (yes, that is his name) wardrobe that anything else will pale in comparison.

In other news, because of [livejournal.com profile] miss_dian's shiny post, I started also watching the adorable Korean movie My Little Bride and it's beyond awesome. It's a cute, sweet, under two-hours Korean movie about Sangmin, a college student (played by the adorable Kim Rae Won) who has grown up with the spunky Boeun (played by equally adorable Moon Geunyoung), who is currently 15 (I think. Or is it 16?). Their families have always been friends, but Boeun's eccentric grandpa decides to move it all up quite a level by asking Boeun and Sangin to get married! To each other! Obviously, neither has any interest in such a match: Boeun is only 15, about the most serious relationship she is interested in is a crush on a hunky fellow student. Not marriage with much too-old-in-her-eyes, and much too-well-known Sangmin. And Sangmin is even more disinterested. He wants to continue picking up hot college girls, not settle down with a snotty, bossy girl he sees as a little sister.

A bit more of unspoilery summary )

Anyway, it's a fun movie.

In other news, Oscar Nominations are out.

I am glad of the following:

1. Viggo Mortensen for Best Actor. He was amazing in Eastern Promises. I mean, I bought him as a Russian.

2. Best Picture nomination for Atonement. Yay. I am glad that my third-favorite movie of the year got in, seeing that my Top 2 (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Lust, Caution) got almost completely overlooked. On that front, yay for Casey Affleck's nomination for Supporting Actor for Assassination of JJ by tCRF. Yay! Best, most overlooked movie this year.

3. Beaufort, Katyn, 12, and Mongol as Best Foreign Picture noms. And Persepolis in animation. Because that means I get a chance to see them on big screen.

4. Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd. Because he is Johnny Depp.

5. There Will Be Blood's eight noms. You go, Upton Sinclair! :)
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
I am on episode 9 and The Legend continues to be amazing. I am just so in love with it. I have also been amusing myself imagining what kind of fandom/fanfic things there would be if this was an American show.

Wherein I let loose my imaginings on typical course of fandoms, with no spoilers for the drama )

I really wish there was a fandom for this :D

Also, I was thinking how your first impression of an actor really does affect you. Because a lot of reaction to The Legend (or its existence) has been 'Bae Yong Joon playing manly sword-wielding Prince? WTF, isn't he the guy who was all emo and weepy and possessed of blue scarf* in Winter Sonata?' But for me, since the only thing I've seen him in was Untold Scandal, the main feeling is 'Oh thank God! At least this time, while he might be a violent, period-garbed aristocrat, he is not a violent, period-garbed aristocrat who is a disgusting slimeball ruining virgins.' LOL.

*I have never seen so much dislike heaped on a single item of clothing. To those people I say, go check out the fashion in twdrama 'Magicians of Love.' I defy you not to develop such blinding hate for all of Fernando's (yes, that is his name) wardrobe that anything else will pale in comparison.

In other news, because of [livejournal.com profile] miss_dian's shiny post, I started also watching the adorable Korean movie My Little Bride and it's beyond awesome. It's a cute, sweet, under two-hours Korean movie about Sangmin, a college student (played by the adorable Kim Rae Won) who has grown up with the spunky Boeun (played by equally adorable Moon Geunyoung), who is currently 15 (I think. Or is it 16?). Their families have always been friends, but Boeun's eccentric grandpa decides to move it all up quite a level by asking Boeun and Sangin to get married! To each other! Obviously, neither has any interest in such a match: Boeun is only 15, about the most serious relationship she is interested in is a crush on a hunky fellow student. Not marriage with much too-old-in-her-eyes, and much too-well-known Sangmin. And Sangmin is even more disinterested. He wants to continue picking up hot college girls, not settle down with a snotty, bossy girl he sees as a little sister.

A bit more of unspoilery summary )

Anyway, it's a fun movie.

In other news, Oscar Nominations are out.

I am glad of the following:

1. Viggo Mortensen for Best Actor. He was amazing in Eastern Promises. I mean, I bought him as a Russian.

2. Best Picture nomination for Atonement. Yay. I am glad that my third-favorite movie of the year got in, seeing that my Top 2 (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Lust, Caution) got almost completely overlooked. On that front, yay for Casey Affleck's nomination for Supporting Actor for Assassination of JJ by tCRF. Yay! Best, most overlooked movie this year.

3. Beaufort, Katyn, 12, and Mongol as Best Foreign Picture noms. And Persepolis in animation. Because that means I get a chance to see them on big screen.

4. Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd. Because he is Johnny Depp.

5. There Will Be Blood's eight noms. You go, Upton Sinclair! :)
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
I am on episode 9 and The Legend continues to be amazing. I am just so in love with it. I have also been amusing myself imagining what kind of fandom/fanfic things there would be if this was an American show.

Wherein I let loose my imaginings on typical course of fandoms, with no spoilers for the drama )

I really wish there was a fandom for this :D

Also, I was thinking how your first impression of an actor really does affect you. Because a lot of reaction to The Legend (or its existence) has been 'Bae Yong Joon playing manly sword-wielding Prince? WTF, isn't he the guy who was all emo and weepy and possessed of blue scarf* in Winter Sonata?' But for me, since the only thing I've seen him in was Untold Scandal, the main feeling is 'Oh thank God! At least this time, while he might be a violent, period-garbed aristocrat, he is not a violent, period-garbed aristocrat who is a disgusting slimeball ruining virgins.' LOL.

*I have never seen so much dislike heaped on a single item of clothing. To those people I say, go check out the fashion in twdrama 'Magicians of Love.' I defy you not to develop such blinding hate for all of Fernando's (yes, that is his name) wardrobe that anything else will pale in comparison.

In other news, because of [livejournal.com profile] miss_dian's shiny post, I started also watching the adorable Korean movie My Little Bride and it's beyond awesome. It's a cute, sweet, under two-hours Korean movie about Sangmin, a college student (played by the adorable Kim Rae Won) who has grown up with the spunky Boeun (played by equally adorable Moon Geunyoung), who is currently 15 (I think. Or is it 16?). Their families have always been friends, but Boeun's eccentric grandpa decides to move it all up quite a level by asking Boeun and Sangin to get married! To each other! Obviously, neither has any interest in such a match: Boeun is only 15, about the most serious relationship she is interested in is a crush on a hunky fellow student. Not marriage with much too-old-in-her-eyes, and much too-well-known Sangmin. And Sangmin is even more disinterested. He wants to continue picking up hot college girls, not settle down with a snotty, bossy girl he sees as a little sister.

A bit more of unspoilery summary )

Anyway, it's a fun movie.

In other news, Oscar Nominations are out.

I am glad of the following:

1. Viggo Mortensen for Best Actor. He was amazing in Eastern Promises. I mean, I bought him as a Russian.

2. Best Picture nomination for Atonement. Yay. I am glad that my third-favorite movie of the year got in, seeing that my Top 2 (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Lust, Caution) got almost completely overlooked. On that front, yay for Casey Affleck's nomination for Supporting Actor for Assassination of JJ by tCRF. Yay! Best, most overlooked movie this year.

3. Beaufort, Katyn, 12, and Mongol as Best Foreign Picture noms. And Persepolis in animation. Because that means I get a chance to see them on big screen.

4. Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd. Because he is Johnny Depp.

5. There Will Be Blood's eight noms. You go, Upton Sinclair! :)
dangermousie: (Default)
First off, here is the MV that made me go and order Which Star Are You From from DVDAsian tonight.

OMG. Looks so good.

Spoilery MV here )

I am in the middle of ep 10 of Snow Queen and must pause for a minute or else I'll hyperventilate to death.

ep 10 spoilers )

In more cheery news, I am going to die of gleeee!

Pic of Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng from promo activities for It Started with a Kiss 2!!!!



They started filming and have filmed some kissing scenes (heee) and I cannot wait…

Has anyone read Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardner?

I’ve started it and it’s amazing, beautifully written. It’s set in Japan in mid 1960s and centers around Barbara, a young lecturer at a University who is left a trunk full of plum wine by her mother-mentor-figure, Michi who has died. In attempting to decipher the writing on the paper that is wrapped around each of the many many bottles, she comes in contact with Seiji, a pottery-maker who helps her translate the papers (which detail Michi’s life) and with whom she embarks on a tender but rather hopeless affair as theirs is a love that cannot be for plot reasons too good to spoil. The book is beautifully written, almost haunting, and deals with alienation and war trauma and connections and everything else. It’s wonderful.

In other news, anyone see My Little Bride? I think you have, [livejournal.com profile] fivil, right? Is it worth watching? Normally I’d jump on the badwagon as I love Asian romcoms and Kim Rae Won is a hottie and it seems to have good reviews, but the plot has me a bit taken aback. I certainly don’t mind a bit of an age difference (it’s not like he’s 40, he’s a college boy) but she is 15!!!! Yeah, I know, their parents force them into marriage despite their last ditch efforts to get out of the arranged situation but still. Eeeek. And he becomes her student-teacher (in school not in *ahem* other ways). So, is it cute enough I’ll overlook my slight ick factor? Or no?

The pics look cute though )

You know, random comment? Part of the reason I prefer kdramas is because the guys there are in my age bracket. I don’t feel like a cradle-robber, the way I sometimes do with jdramas :P
dangermousie: (Default)
First off, here is the MV that made me go and order Which Star Are You From from DVDAsian tonight.

OMG. Looks so good.

Spoilery MV here )

I am in the middle of ep 10 of Snow Queen and must pause for a minute or else I'll hyperventilate to death.

ep 10 spoilers )

In more cheery news, I am going to die of gleeee!

Pic of Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng from promo activities for It Started with a Kiss 2!!!!



They started filming and have filmed some kissing scenes (heee) and I cannot wait…

Has anyone read Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardner?

I’ve started it and it’s amazing, beautifully written. It’s set in Japan in mid 1960s and centers around Barbara, a young lecturer at a University who is left a trunk full of plum wine by her mother-mentor-figure, Michi who has died. In attempting to decipher the writing on the paper that is wrapped around each of the many many bottles, she comes in contact with Seiji, a pottery-maker who helps her translate the papers (which detail Michi’s life) and with whom she embarks on a tender but rather hopeless affair as theirs is a love that cannot be for plot reasons too good to spoil. The book is beautifully written, almost haunting, and deals with alienation and war trauma and connections and everything else. It’s wonderful.

In other news, anyone see My Little Bride? I think you have, [livejournal.com profile] fivil, right? Is it worth watching? Normally I’d jump on the badwagon as I love Asian romcoms and Kim Rae Won is a hottie and it seems to have good reviews, but the plot has me a bit taken aback. I certainly don’t mind a bit of an age difference (it’s not like he’s 40, he’s a college boy) but she is 15!!!! Yeah, I know, their parents force them into marriage despite their last ditch efforts to get out of the arranged situation but still. Eeeek. And he becomes her student-teacher (in school not in *ahem* other ways). So, is it cute enough I’ll overlook my slight ick factor? Or no?

The pics look cute though )

You know, random comment? Part of the reason I prefer kdramas is because the guys there are in my age bracket. I don’t feel like a cradle-robber, the way I sometimes do with jdramas :P
dangermousie: (Default)
First off, here is the MV that made me go and order Which Star Are You From from DVDAsian tonight.

OMG. Looks so good.

Spoilery MV here )

I am in the middle of ep 10 of Snow Queen and must pause for a minute or else I'll hyperventilate to death.

ep 10 spoilers )

In more cheery news, I am going to die of gleeee!

Pic of Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng from promo activities for It Started with a Kiss 2!!!!



They started filming and have filmed some kissing scenes (heee) and I cannot wait…

Has anyone read Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardner?

I’ve started it and it’s amazing, beautifully written. It’s set in Japan in mid 1960s and centers around Barbara, a young lecturer at a University who is left a trunk full of plum wine by her mother-mentor-figure, Michi who has died. In attempting to decipher the writing on the paper that is wrapped around each of the many many bottles, she comes in contact with Seiji, a pottery-maker who helps her translate the papers (which detail Michi’s life) and with whom she embarks on a tender but rather hopeless affair as theirs is a love that cannot be for plot reasons too good to spoil. The book is beautifully written, almost haunting, and deals with alienation and war trauma and connections and everything else. It’s wonderful.

In other news, anyone see My Little Bride? I think you have, [livejournal.com profile] fivil, right? Is it worth watching? Normally I’d jump on the badwagon as I love Asian romcoms and Kim Rae Won is a hottie and it seems to have good reviews, but the plot has me a bit taken aback. I certainly don’t mind a bit of an age difference (it’s not like he’s 40, he’s a college boy) but she is 15!!!! Yeah, I know, their parents force them into marriage despite their last ditch efforts to get out of the arranged situation but still. Eeeek. And he becomes her student-teacher (in school not in *ahem* other ways). So, is it cute enough I’ll overlook my slight ick factor? Or no?

The pics look cute though )

You know, random comment? Part of the reason I prefer kdramas is because the guys there are in my age bracket. I don’t feel like a cradle-robber, the way I sometimes do with jdramas :P

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