dangermousie: (ISWAK first kiss by pinkfactory)
Yup, still in tropical paradise. Had a bizarre dream in which the Winchester brothers ended up on Moya, which is probably a hint I should watch more Farscape but not before bed.

Watched the second ep of Samurai Champloo which was neat and second episode of Hana Kimi which was neater. Spoilers for HK ep 2 )

I have also finished the Takizawa Hideaki jdrama Boku Dake No Madonna though judicious use of ff button. TH was excellent in it (and was angsting most prettily in the shower) but the female lead drove me nuts. That is actually a big chunk of the reason I adore kdramas and twdramas but not jdramas for most part. The female leads. Most times, I fall madly for the female leads in a kdrama (usually before I fall for the hero, actually). And most times, that's true for twdramas too. But in jdramas, with a few exceptions, I want to strangle them, and here was no exception. I totally loathed her and she never changed. Still, worth watching for vague spoilers for BDNM )

Now I am sort of torn. I don't want to watch a jdrama, so I am probably going to finish Magicians of Love. I have a mad yen to rewatch Mars though (both of which dramas I have here). I'd actually rewatch Meteor Garden which I also have here, but HYD 2 is going to start before I finish and I don't want to be confused. Helpful hints?

I still have the bulk of S2 of Farscape to get through, and Samurai Champloo, and I started Nana the anime (very pretty) but I am thinking of doramas as well...
dangermousie: (ISWAK first kiss by pinkfactory)
Yup, still in tropical paradise. Had a bizarre dream in which the Winchester brothers ended up on Moya, which is probably a hint I should watch more Farscape but not before bed.

Watched the second ep of Samurai Champloo which was neat and second episode of Hana Kimi which was neater. Spoilers for HK ep 2 )

I have also finished the Takizawa Hideaki jdrama Boku Dake No Madonna though judicious use of ff button. TH was excellent in it (and was angsting most prettily in the shower) but the female lead drove me nuts. That is actually a big chunk of the reason I adore kdramas and twdramas but not jdramas for most part. The female leads. Most times, I fall madly for the female leads in a kdrama (usually before I fall for the hero, actually). And most times, that's true for twdramas too. But in jdramas, with a few exceptions, I want to strangle them, and here was no exception. I totally loathed her and she never changed. Still, worth watching for vague spoilers for BDNM )

Now I am sort of torn. I don't want to watch a jdrama, so I am probably going to finish Magicians of Love. I have a mad yen to rewatch Mars though (both of which dramas I have here). I'd actually rewatch Meteor Garden which I also have here, but HYD 2 is going to start before I finish and I don't want to be confused. Helpful hints?

I still have the bulk of S2 of Farscape to get through, and Samurai Champloo, and I started Nana the anime (very pretty) but I am thinking of doramas as well...
dangermousie: (ISWAK first kiss by pinkfactory)
Yup, still in tropical paradise. Had a bizarre dream in which the Winchester brothers ended up on Moya, which is probably a hint I should watch more Farscape but not before bed.

Watched the second ep of Samurai Champloo which was neat and second episode of Hana Kimi which was neater. Spoilers for HK ep 2 )

I have also finished the Takizawa Hideaki jdrama Boku Dake No Madonna though judicious use of ff button. TH was excellent in it (and was angsting most prettily in the shower) but the female lead drove me nuts. That is actually a big chunk of the reason I adore kdramas and twdramas but not jdramas for most part. The female leads. Most times, I fall madly for the female leads in a kdrama (usually before I fall for the hero, actually). And most times, that's true for twdramas too. But in jdramas, with a few exceptions, I want to strangle them, and here was no exception. I totally loathed her and she never changed. Still, worth watching for vague spoilers for BDNM )

Now I am sort of torn. I don't want to watch a jdrama, so I am probably going to finish Magicians of Love. I have a mad yen to rewatch Mars though (both of which dramas I have here). I'd actually rewatch Meteor Garden which I also have here, but HYD 2 is going to start before I finish and I don't want to be confused. Helpful hints?

I still have the bulk of S2 of Farscape to get through, and Samurai Champloo, and I started Nana the anime (very pretty) but I am thinking of doramas as well...
dangermousie: (SPN: Lymond by karanna1)
So.

Everyone but me has watched the premiere of Supernatural. And poor me? Not so much as no TV or cable or anything. GRRRR. I did spoil myself rotten and read this absolutely amazing recap here. Go read it, it's to die for. Can't wait to see the ep!

The movers inadvertently spurred my desire to unpack as all my DVD players AND my laptop are currently stowed in a small closet which is just as currently blocked by a mountain of boxes. They just put the boxes there because it was convenient, but let's say I am eager to unpack. Being able to watch rainy angsty kiss of ISWAK is a good motivator.

I am beginning to suspect Volume 4 of Beauty is the Beast is the neighborhood Borders' equivalent of Bigfoot. It's listed as in the store but it hasn't been any of the times I checked. And I don't think other stores in the area have it. Yeah, yeah, I can order it from Amazon, but it's too much of a pain plus I just want to read it in the bookstore and not buy it.

I also saw a volume of a manga called Paradise Kiss of whose merits I have no idea, but [livejournal.com profile] katranna, you'd be amused to find out that it had a quote from Velvet Goldmine on the cover.

I did manage to check out another potentially interesting manga during my lunch break: Nana. Bought the first two volumes in fact. When we were in Japan, Nana was everywhere. Bookstores had piles of it stacked and blow-ups of covers hanging on walls. People were reading it on the train (along with other manga, of course. It was kinda odd to see so many people reading what back home is a very esoteric niche product).

The plot: two very different girls who share the same name and end up intersecting in Tokyo, didn't really sound too exciting, but interesting enough for me to give it a chance. Nana 1 is a 'wholesome' normal girl from a normal family who wants to study art and whose biggest issue is her boyfriend. Nana 2 is a pushy girl from a broken home who wants to be a punk rocker. Since I only started volume 1 now, I have no idea how they intersect, but I do love how Nana 1 isn't really very wholesome either: she was so boy crazy that she'd crush on any guy and the one who did end up paying attention to her was an older married sleazebag who she lost her virginity to but who basically used her for sex and dumped her.

Apparently, there was also a movie based on the manga. I remembered [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 seeing it recently and liking it. And I know it has been ul on the comm (once I get my DSL back I can check it out for self).

So I found some pics of it. Most of them I can't really comment on as they are from the Nana 2 side of the story and I haven't gotten to her yet.

Nana pics here )
dangermousie: (SPN: Lymond by karanna1)
So.

Everyone but me has watched the premiere of Supernatural. And poor me? Not so much as no TV or cable or anything. GRRRR. I did spoil myself rotten and read this absolutely amazing recap here. Go read it, it's to die for. Can't wait to see the ep!

The movers inadvertently spurred my desire to unpack as all my DVD players AND my laptop are currently stowed in a small closet which is just as currently blocked by a mountain of boxes. They just put the boxes there because it was convenient, but let's say I am eager to unpack. Being able to watch rainy angsty kiss of ISWAK is a good motivator.

I am beginning to suspect Volume 4 of Beauty is the Beast is the neighborhood Borders' equivalent of Bigfoot. It's listed as in the store but it hasn't been any of the times I checked. And I don't think other stores in the area have it. Yeah, yeah, I can order it from Amazon, but it's too much of a pain plus I just want to read it in the bookstore and not buy it.

I also saw a volume of a manga called Paradise Kiss of whose merits I have no idea, but [livejournal.com profile] katranna, you'd be amused to find out that it had a quote from Velvet Goldmine on the cover.

I did manage to check out another potentially interesting manga during my lunch break: Nana. Bought the first two volumes in fact. When we were in Japan, Nana was everywhere. Bookstores had piles of it stacked and blow-ups of covers hanging on walls. People were reading it on the train (along with other manga, of course. It was kinda odd to see so many people reading what back home is a very esoteric niche product).

The plot: two very different girls who share the same name and end up intersecting in Tokyo, didn't really sound too exciting, but interesting enough for me to give it a chance. Nana 1 is a 'wholesome' normal girl from a normal family who wants to study art and whose biggest issue is her boyfriend. Nana 2 is a pushy girl from a broken home who wants to be a punk rocker. Since I only started volume 1 now, I have no idea how they intersect, but I do love how Nana 1 isn't really very wholesome either: she was so boy crazy that she'd crush on any guy and the one who did end up paying attention to her was an older married sleazebag who she lost her virginity to but who basically used her for sex and dumped her.

Apparently, there was also a movie based on the manga. I remembered [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 seeing it recently and liking it. And I know it has been ul on the comm (once I get my DSL back I can check it out for self).

So I found some pics of it. Most of them I can't really comment on as they are from the Nana 2 side of the story and I haven't gotten to her yet.

Nana pics here )
dangermousie: (SPN: Lymond by karanna1)
So.

Everyone but me has watched the premiere of Supernatural. And poor me? Not so much as no TV or cable or anything. GRRRR. I did spoil myself rotten and read this absolutely amazing recap here. Go read it, it's to die for. Can't wait to see the ep!

The movers inadvertently spurred my desire to unpack as all my DVD players AND my laptop are currently stowed in a small closet which is just as currently blocked by a mountain of boxes. They just put the boxes there because it was convenient, but let's say I am eager to unpack. Being able to watch rainy angsty kiss of ISWAK is a good motivator.

I am beginning to suspect Volume 4 of Beauty is the Beast is the neighborhood Borders' equivalent of Bigfoot. It's listed as in the store but it hasn't been any of the times I checked. And I don't think other stores in the area have it. Yeah, yeah, I can order it from Amazon, but it's too much of a pain plus I just want to read it in the bookstore and not buy it.

I also saw a volume of a manga called Paradise Kiss of whose merits I have no idea, but [livejournal.com profile] katranna, you'd be amused to find out that it had a quote from Velvet Goldmine on the cover.

I did manage to check out another potentially interesting manga during my lunch break: Nana. Bought the first two volumes in fact. When we were in Japan, Nana was everywhere. Bookstores had piles of it stacked and blow-ups of covers hanging on walls. People were reading it on the train (along with other manga, of course. It was kinda odd to see so many people reading what back home is a very esoteric niche product).

The plot: two very different girls who share the same name and end up intersecting in Tokyo, didn't really sound too exciting, but interesting enough for me to give it a chance. Nana 1 is a 'wholesome' normal girl from a normal family who wants to study art and whose biggest issue is her boyfriend. Nana 2 is a pushy girl from a broken home who wants to be a punk rocker. Since I only started volume 1 now, I have no idea how they intersect, but I do love how Nana 1 isn't really very wholesome either: she was so boy crazy that she'd crush on any guy and the one who did end up paying attention to her was an older married sleazebag who she lost her virginity to but who basically used her for sex and dumped her.

Apparently, there was also a movie based on the manga. I remembered [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 seeing it recently and liking it. And I know it has been ul on the comm (once I get my DSL back I can check it out for self).

So I found some pics of it. Most of them I can't really comment on as they are from the Nana 2 side of the story and I haven't gotten to her yet.

Nana pics here )

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