Oh MAN. lainemma
has started subbing The Outsiders II
. And I already have the first two episodes.
What is The Outsiders II?
Well, only the 'midquel' to the only drama that ever came close to knocking Mars
off my 'number 1 drama' spot. And yes, I did finish The Outsiders
, and yes, I bawled like a little girl, and yes, the end was inevitable and perfect, and no, I bloody well don't want to talk about it.
Anyway, The Outsiders II
takes place during that 'time jump' in the middle of The Outsiders
, and so you get to see Hong Do and Ah Qi develop their funny, cute relationship. And you get to see Yu Yen deal with and internalize her rape trauma and become the tough, broken 'mob moll' she is after the time jump. And you see Ah Hao progress up the hierarchy. And above all, you get to see more of the gorgeous, impossible, doomed Ah Hao/Yu Yen: disintegration, and secrets, and scars, and love. They are losing each other because of her rape and her secret of her being raped, and he can feel the barriers and doesn't know why. But yet, there is so much love between them. They are one of my Top OTPs ever, and I get to see them again. It doesn't get better than that.
Though possibly, it does, when I also find a new jdrama. Blame meganbmoore
for my interest in Rondo
. She posted awesome pics in her LJ so check them out. She said it's jdrama does kdrama, which I love. Though I am first finishing Why Why Love
(I know it has a happy ending but I can't bear any pain to the protagonists) and A Beautiful Life
Also, has anyone seen the jdrama Ice World
(Kouri No Sekai) with Yutaka Takenouchi and Nanako Matsushima? More importantly, can anyone spoil the ending for me? Plot: Eiki Hirokawa is an insurance investigator who becomes enthralled by an icy geography teacher Touko Egi he meets while examining a mysterious death at a girl's high school. Chances are Touko may have been responsible for several deaths. Her three fiancees have made her the benefactor of their life-insurance policies, but all soon died after they cancelled their policies. Eiki suspects something in Touko but at the same time, he begins to fall for her.
Here is the MV:
Completely unconnected, I finished 'The Runaway Bride' episode of Doctor Who
which I loved beyond love. So funny, and bitter, and clever, and sad. Everything. I love that the Doctor offered even the evil spider empress one chance out. And I love equally much that once she refused, he destroyed her and her evil race, and he didn't mind, and looked utterly calm and in madness at the same time. I loved Donna completely, in her opinionated loud-mouthness and common sense and perceptiveness. She could tell the Doctor is incredibly lonely (he asked her to come along because he wanted anyone suitable, anyone, really. And in her reaction he is again confronted with loneliness, and the way he scares people away because of the darkness and danger. Hmmmm, like a more functional version of Stark?). And she also knew the life was not for her (at least now). And also, as Mr. Mousie put it 'she didn't want to be the rebound girl.' Because throughout this episode it is made clear, over and over, that Doctor is so not over Rose (in part, he is so set on rescuing Donna is because 'I am not losing anyone else.') I love the bit when he tells Donna, when she asks him is 'trust me' what he told his previous friend, that Rose is very much alive, so much conviction. AWWWWWWW. And the way his face closes and he deflects every time she is brought up. And the way he remembers spending Xmas with Rose. And at the end, when Donna asks him what his friend's name was and he says, very quietly, 'Her name was Rose' and his face is...*sniffle* But my favorite D/R thing was when he was at that reception, and saw someone dancing with a blonde girl, whose hair kept swinging the way Rose's did, and kept flashbacking to holding Rose there, in New Earth and his eyes...he looks like he has to refrain from crying.
Some screencaps from the ep:( Here is the cap cornucopia )
And since I am in the Doctor/Rose mode, here is a MV that incorporates RB:( Another cool MV )