dangermousie: (KO 3an Guo: GY/DC love)
1. It kept bugging me where I have seen Xiao Qiao's actress before so I finally went to DramaWiki. She was the lead in the awful awful Summer x Summer with Joe Cheng. I liked her and Joe Cheng is always one of my favorites but that was an awful, awful, awful drama.

2. Ep 30 made me really and truly love Diao Chan. Alone out of all our mains, male or female, she has zero fighting skills. Even if you take the deadly guys out the equation, Shang Xiang is super-powerful, ditto for Da Qiao, and Xiao Qiao is really good with those fighting fans. But DC is basically a muggle, to borrow a Harry Potter term. When the gals go in to rescue the guys who are about to be executed by Dong Zhuo, they ask DC to stay behind because she can't fight. That's why it's all the more handcore when she shows up as demonized Lu Bu* (ugh, die already!!!) is about to kill DQ and SX as the bound Wu Hu Jiang et al can't do annything but watch. And she steps in front of Shang Xiang and Da Qiao who are about to be blasted to smithereens, because she'd be damned if she let's the bad guys kill Guan Yu and her friends, and if she can't stop it, she will die with them.



She is very ladylike but underneath it all, she's pure steel.

* There was a hint earlier she might have to get back together with Lu Bu as a bargaining chip at some point? Please no, I hate him, not to mention that would really eff up my OTP. Plus, having to put up with a whiny scumbag like Lu Bu is bad enough under any circumstances, but after having been with Guan Yu and seeing what a good guy is like, that's doubly horrid.

Those of you who are fed up by my K.O. 3an Guo posts, rejoice! I just finished ep 30. I can't get my hands on 31-32 and they are only available via torrents for now and I can't torrent, and eps 33-53 are not subbed yet.

Alas.

Of course, you do realize this means I am going to work backwards and start on The X-Family right?
dangermousie: (KO 3an Guo: GY/DC love)
1. It kept bugging me where I have seen Xiao Qiao's actress before so I finally went to DramaWiki. She was the lead in the awful awful Summer x Summer with Joe Cheng. I liked her and Joe Cheng is always one of my favorites but that was an awful, awful, awful drama.

2. Ep 30 made me really and truly love Diao Chan. Alone out of all our mains, male or female, she has zero fighting skills. Even if you take the deadly guys out the equation, Shang Xiang is super-powerful, ditto for Da Qiao, and Xiao Qiao is really good with those fighting fans. But DC is basically a muggle, to borrow a Harry Potter term. When the gals go in to rescue the guys who are about to be executed by Dong Zhuo, they ask DC to stay behind because she can't fight. That's why it's all the more handcore when she shows up as demonized Lu Bu* (ugh, die already!!!) is about to kill DQ and SX as the bound Wu Hu Jiang et al can't do annything but watch. And she steps in front of Shang Xiang and Da Qiao who are about to be blasted to smithereens, because she'd be damned if she let's the bad guys kill Guan Yu and her friends, and if she can't stop it, she will die with them.



She is very ladylike but underneath it all, she's pure steel.

* There was a hint earlier she might have to get back together with Lu Bu as a bargaining chip at some point? Please no, I hate him, not to mention that would really eff up my OTP. Plus, having to put up with a whiny scumbag like Lu Bu is bad enough under any circumstances, but after having been with Guan Yu and seeing what a good guy is like, that's doubly horrid.

Those of you who are fed up by my K.O. 3an Guo posts, rejoice! I just finished ep 30. I can't get my hands on 31-32 and they are only available via torrents for now and I can't torrent, and eps 33-53 are not subbed yet.

Alas.

Of course, you do realize this means I am going to work backwards and start on The X-Family right?
dangermousie: (KO 3an Guo: GY/DC love)
1. It kept bugging me where I have seen Xiao Qiao's actress before so I finally went to DramaWiki. She was the lead in the awful awful Summer x Summer with Joe Cheng. I liked her and Joe Cheng is always one of my favorites but that was an awful, awful, awful drama.

2. Ep 30 made me really and truly love Diao Chan. Alone out of all our mains, male or female, she has zero fighting skills. Even if you take the deadly guys out the equation, Shang Xiang is super-powerful, ditto for Da Qiao, and Xiao Qiao is really good with those fighting fans. But DC is basically a muggle, to borrow a Harry Potter term. When the gals go in to rescue the guys who are about to be executed by Dong Zhuo, they ask DC to stay behind because she can't fight. That's why it's all the more handcore when she shows up as demonized Lu Bu* (ugh, die already!!!) is about to kill DQ and SX as the bound Wu Hu Jiang et al can't do annything but watch. And she steps in front of Shang Xiang and Da Qiao who are about to be blasted to smithereens, because she'd be damned if she let's the bad guys kill Guan Yu and her friends, and if she can't stop it, she will die with them.



She is very ladylike but underneath it all, she's pure steel.

* There was a hint earlier she might have to get back together with Lu Bu as a bargaining chip at some point? Please no, I hate him, not to mention that would really eff up my OTP. Plus, having to put up with a whiny scumbag like Lu Bu is bad enough under any circumstances, but after having been with Guan Yu and seeing what a good guy is like, that's doubly horrid.

Those of you who are fed up by my K.O. 3an Guo posts, rejoice! I just finished ep 30. I can't get my hands on 31-32 and they are only available via torrents for now and I can't torrent, and eps 33-53 are not subbed yet.

Alas.

Of course, you do realize this means I am going to work backwards and start on The X-Family right?
dangermousie: (ISWAK knees by ameyadevi)
I guess my previous post made me remember it, but I am about to start Summer x Summer, last year's fluffy twdrama starring Joe Cheng and Cai Yi Zhen (who usually plays secondary girl, but she gets to be main this time, yessss!)

SxS follows a rather ordinary girl (CYZ) who ends up falling in love with the spoiled younger brother (JC) of her best friend. Said brother also happens to be a famous model...

I need something fluffy and light after all the depressing as hell jdramas I've been watching (and am a bit jdramaed-out at the moment, too). Plus, I adore Joe Cheng and will watch him in almost anything, it's based on a shoujo manga (so will be delightful crack), and the following MV is made of pure adorable:



Unrealistic wish fulfillment? Heck yeah. And what's wrong with that?
dangermousie: (ISWAK knees by ameyadevi)
I guess my previous post made me remember it, but I am about to start Summer x Summer, last year's fluffy twdrama starring Joe Cheng and Cai Yi Zhen (who usually plays secondary girl, but she gets to be main this time, yessss!)

SxS follows a rather ordinary girl (CYZ) who ends up falling in love with the spoiled younger brother (JC) of her best friend. Said brother also happens to be a famous model...

I need something fluffy and light after all the depressing as hell jdramas I've been watching (and am a bit jdramaed-out at the moment, too). Plus, I adore Joe Cheng and will watch him in almost anything, it's based on a shoujo manga (so will be delightful crack), and the following MV is made of pure adorable:



Unrealistic wish fulfillment? Heck yeah. And what's wrong with that?
dangermousie: (ISWAK knees by ameyadevi)
I guess my previous post made me remember it, but I am about to start Summer x Summer, last year's fluffy twdrama starring Joe Cheng and Cai Yi Zhen (who usually plays secondary girl, but she gets to be main this time, yessss!)

SxS follows a rather ordinary girl (CYZ) who ends up falling in love with the spoiled younger brother (JC) of her best friend. Said brother also happens to be a famous model...

I need something fluffy and light after all the depressing as hell jdramas I've been watching (and am a bit jdramaed-out at the moment, too). Plus, I adore Joe Cheng and will watch him in almost anything, it's based on a shoujo manga (so will be delightful crack), and the following MV is made of pure adorable:



Unrealistic wish fulfillment? Heck yeah. And what's wrong with that?
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Aoshi by gravitykills)
So, should I go see Order of the Phoenix. I adore the books to bits, but didn't like the movies. In fact, PoA left me so pissed off, I ranted at poor Mr. Mousie for hours and decided to never even watch GoF (which I haven't, to this day).

So, knowing this, should I, eternal optimist, give OooP a chance?

I can't wait till July 21st and the last book. OMG. I was going to reread all six before it, but it looks like it's not happening as I started TPS and got sidetracked. Hmmm. I have a week and a half, maybe I can still do it.

It's Harry. Potter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And also, I started Doctor Who's 'Girl in the Fireplace' before passing out from exhaustion almost literally, and so goooooood.

In conclusion, because every post must have swords, here is a still from Legend, upcoming period kdrama about (interestingly) a King who is descendant of Jumong. Korea seems to make one gigantic, epic, pull-out-all-the-stops period epic dramas per year and this seems to be it. There is going to be angst, and star-crossed love, and Bae Yong Joon looking good.

Armor!!!! )

I am so pathetic. The list of dramas I am currently watching is as long as both my arms, but guess what? I am adding Coffee Prince to the mix. And am seriously considering restarting Summer x Summer. Help. I am a dramaholic.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Aoshi by gravitykills)
So, should I go see Order of the Phoenix. I adore the books to bits, but didn't like the movies. In fact, PoA left me so pissed off, I ranted at poor Mr. Mousie for hours and decided to never even watch GoF (which I haven't, to this day).

So, knowing this, should I, eternal optimist, give OooP a chance?

I can't wait till July 21st and the last book. OMG. I was going to reread all six before it, but it looks like it's not happening as I started TPS and got sidetracked. Hmmm. I have a week and a half, maybe I can still do it.

It's Harry. Potter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And also, I started Doctor Who's 'Girl in the Fireplace' before passing out from exhaustion almost literally, and so goooooood.

In conclusion, because every post must have swords, here is a still from Legend, upcoming period kdrama about (interestingly) a King who is descendant of Jumong. Korea seems to make one gigantic, epic, pull-out-all-the-stops period epic dramas per year and this seems to be it. There is going to be angst, and star-crossed love, and Bae Yong Joon looking good.

Armor!!!! )

I am so pathetic. The list of dramas I am currently watching is as long as both my arms, but guess what? I am adding Coffee Prince to the mix. And am seriously considering restarting Summer x Summer. Help. I am a dramaholic.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Aoshi by gravitykills)
So, should I go see Order of the Phoenix. I adore the books to bits, but didn't like the movies. In fact, PoA left me so pissed off, I ranted at poor Mr. Mousie for hours and decided to never even watch GoF (which I haven't, to this day).

So, knowing this, should I, eternal optimist, give OooP a chance?

I can't wait till July 21st and the last book. OMG. I was going to reread all six before it, but it looks like it's not happening as I started TPS and got sidetracked. Hmmm. I have a week and a half, maybe I can still do it.

It's Harry. Potter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And also, I started Doctor Who's 'Girl in the Fireplace' before passing out from exhaustion almost literally, and so goooooood.

In conclusion, because every post must have swords, here is a still from Legend, upcoming period kdrama about (interestingly) a King who is descendant of Jumong. Korea seems to make one gigantic, epic, pull-out-all-the-stops period epic dramas per year and this seems to be it. There is going to be angst, and star-crossed love, and Bae Yong Joon looking good.

Armor!!!! )

I am so pathetic. The list of dramas I am currently watching is as long as both my arms, but guess what? I am adding Coffee Prince to the mix. And am seriously considering restarting Summer x Summer. Help. I am a dramaholic.
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
I think I might just drop Liar Game for now. I liked ep 2, but it's getting a little bit wearisome. I think I'll leave it aside for a bit and swap Summer x Summer or Corner with Love for it. Will watch LG game later but for now, it's probably being put in storage. Oh well.

I bring you 'Dil Laga Na' from Dhoom 2, one of the most shamelessly eye-popping Bolly vids out there.

Context. We are in Rio. Super-thief Aryan (Hrithik) just found out that the love of his life (and fellow crook) Sunehri (Aishwarya) was a mole planted by the cop Jai(Abhishek) to catch him. He is reckless and bitter and all sorts of things, so he decides to take her for one last night on the town and do what all criminals do when upset: get involved in a musical number about how love takes your life away. Oblivious Sunehri joins in, though of course her own secret sorrow is that she has fallen in love for real. Jai adds his two cents in and so do the comic sidekicks played by hideous Uday Chopra and lovely Bipasha Basu.



Conclusion: Hrithik is still the hottest thing on two legs. And the movie shamelessly (and successfully) exploits it. I don't think I've ever seen another Bolly movie as good at fetishizing its leading man (and trust me, that is something Bolly movies excel at). And oh boy, is it successful. I remember hyperventilating in the theater and (all three times I saw it in the theater) walking out by the end, in sheer hormonal haze.

And of course, Aishwarya is gorgeous. And they have psycho chemistry, one of the best I've seen in recent years (other ones would be Saif-Vidya, Rani-Abhishek and Aamir-Kajol). I can't wait for Jodha-Akbar. Elephants, horses, and Hrithik and Aishwarya sword-fighting and falling in love. Mmmmm.

And speaking of reading, I have been reading a funny delicious Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep which I hightly recommend.

Summary (modified from amazon): Chick lit meets comics lit in Estep's fresh debut. Carmen Cole, "reporter extraordinaire" for the Exposé in Bigtime, N.Y., is on a mission—to unmask all superheroes and über villains—after catching her fiancé, Matt Marion (aka the Machinator), in bed with her best friend, Karen Crush (aka Crusher), on Carmen's wedding day. But after Carmen outs a member of the Fearless Five, Travis Teague (aka Tornado), and Travis kills himself, she's not only devastated, she's demoted to society reporter. When the Terrible Triad nabs Carmen, their snarky Malefica insists she unmask the Fearless Five's Striker or suffer dire consequences. By the time Carmen knows who Striker is, they're in love, and turning him over to a superbitch isn't an option.

It's hilarous, it involves a snarky awesome heroine, and a superhero and what more could you want?
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
I think I might just drop Liar Game for now. I liked ep 2, but it's getting a little bit wearisome. I think I'll leave it aside for a bit and swap Summer x Summer or Corner with Love for it. Will watch LG game later but for now, it's probably being put in storage. Oh well.

I bring you 'Dil Laga Na' from Dhoom 2, one of the most shamelessly eye-popping Bolly vids out there.

Context. We are in Rio. Super-thief Aryan (Hrithik) just found out that the love of his life (and fellow crook) Sunehri (Aishwarya) was a mole planted by the cop Jai(Abhishek) to catch him. He is reckless and bitter and all sorts of things, so he decides to take her for one last night on the town and do what all criminals do when upset: get involved in a musical number about how love takes your life away. Oblivious Sunehri joins in, though of course her own secret sorrow is that she has fallen in love for real. Jai adds his two cents in and so do the comic sidekicks played by hideous Uday Chopra and lovely Bipasha Basu.



Conclusion: Hrithik is still the hottest thing on two legs. And the movie shamelessly (and successfully) exploits it. I don't think I've ever seen another Bolly movie as good at fetishizing its leading man (and trust me, that is something Bolly movies excel at). And oh boy, is it successful. I remember hyperventilating in the theater and (all three times I saw it in the theater) walking out by the end, in sheer hormonal haze.

And of course, Aishwarya is gorgeous. And they have psycho chemistry, one of the best I've seen in recent years (other ones would be Saif-Vidya, Rani-Abhishek and Aamir-Kajol). I can't wait for Jodha-Akbar. Elephants, horses, and Hrithik and Aishwarya sword-fighting and falling in love. Mmmmm.

And speaking of reading, I have been reading a funny delicious Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep which I hightly recommend.

Summary (modified from amazon): Chick lit meets comics lit in Estep's fresh debut. Carmen Cole, "reporter extraordinaire" for the Exposé in Bigtime, N.Y., is on a mission—to unmask all superheroes and über villains—after catching her fiancé, Matt Marion (aka the Machinator), in bed with her best friend, Karen Crush (aka Crusher), on Carmen's wedding day. But after Carmen outs a member of the Fearless Five, Travis Teague (aka Tornado), and Travis kills himself, she's not only devastated, she's demoted to society reporter. When the Terrible Triad nabs Carmen, their snarky Malefica insists she unmask the Fearless Five's Striker or suffer dire consequences. By the time Carmen knows who Striker is, they're in love, and turning him over to a superbitch isn't an option.

It's hilarous, it involves a snarky awesome heroine, and a superhero and what more could you want?
dangermousie: (Dhoom 2)
I think I might just drop Liar Game for now. I liked ep 2, but it's getting a little bit wearisome. I think I'll leave it aside for a bit and swap Summer x Summer or Corner with Love for it. Will watch LG game later but for now, it's probably being put in storage. Oh well.

I bring you 'Dil Laga Na' from Dhoom 2, one of the most shamelessly eye-popping Bolly vids out there.

Context. We are in Rio. Super-thief Aryan (Hrithik) just found out that the love of his life (and fellow crook) Sunehri (Aishwarya) was a mole planted by the cop Jai(Abhishek) to catch him. He is reckless and bitter and all sorts of things, so he decides to take her for one last night on the town and do what all criminals do when upset: get involved in a musical number about how love takes your life away. Oblivious Sunehri joins in, though of course her own secret sorrow is that she has fallen in love for real. Jai adds his two cents in and so do the comic sidekicks played by hideous Uday Chopra and lovely Bipasha Basu.



Conclusion: Hrithik is still the hottest thing on two legs. And the movie shamelessly (and successfully) exploits it. I don't think I've ever seen another Bolly movie as good at fetishizing its leading man (and trust me, that is something Bolly movies excel at). And oh boy, is it successful. I remember hyperventilating in the theater and (all three times I saw it in the theater) walking out by the end, in sheer hormonal haze.

And of course, Aishwarya is gorgeous. And they have psycho chemistry, one of the best I've seen in recent years (other ones would be Saif-Vidya, Rani-Abhishek and Aamir-Kajol). I can't wait for Jodha-Akbar. Elephants, horses, and Hrithik and Aishwarya sword-fighting and falling in love. Mmmmm.

And speaking of reading, I have been reading a funny delicious Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep which I hightly recommend.

Summary (modified from amazon): Chick lit meets comics lit in Estep's fresh debut. Carmen Cole, "reporter extraordinaire" for the Exposé in Bigtime, N.Y., is on a mission—to unmask all superheroes and über villains—after catching her fiancé, Matt Marion (aka the Machinator), in bed with her best friend, Karen Crush (aka Crusher), on Carmen's wedding day. But after Carmen outs a member of the Fearless Five, Travis Teague (aka Tornado), and Travis kills himself, she's not only devastated, she's demoted to society reporter. When the Terrible Triad nabs Carmen, their snarky Malefica insists she unmask the Fearless Five's Striker or suffer dire consequences. By the time Carmen knows who Striker is, they're in love, and turning him over to a superbitch isn't an option.

It's hilarous, it involves a snarky awesome heroine, and a superhero and what more could you want?
dangermousie: (ISWAK first kiss by pinkfactory)
Somewhere between volumes 3and 4, the Red River manga went from 'I like' to 'must feverishly mainline more.' I am now on volume 6 and basically bought out every volume (through 17) available in the local Borders.

As I mentioned earlier, RR is a story about a Japanese high school girl, Yuri, who gets catapulted back in time to the land of ancient Hittites. There she gets involved in the politics and wars of the time and also catches the interest of one of the Hittite Princes, Prince Kail (a real historical figure which amuses me to no end).

Why is it so awesome? Unlike the usual shoujo this isn't just 'does the cute boy like me?' No, it's more of 'yeah, the cute general Prince likes me. Now how shall I return back to my time? And how will I survive the Queen who seems to want to have me as a human sacrifice in her black magic rituals so her son could inherit? And how will I be involved in the battle between Hittites and a neighboring empire for dominance? And deal with political backstabbing?'

It's really great. How to explain it? Think Fushigi Yuugi, only if Miaka annoyed you (I adored her but I know some don't care for her) you'll like Yuri as she learns sword-fighting and comes up with clever schemes and rescues herself as often as she yells for Prince Kail to rescue her. Though if Kail is like anyone in FY, he is much more of a Hotohori than a Tamahome. My favorite scene is where he gets himself invited to an enemy town and makes a grand entrance with concubines all over him and an air of an utter idiot :P

I also don't mind the whole 'she is staying in the past' thing as she does want to get back to her time but she can do it at a particular time of the year so she has 10 months to go (Kail promises her to get her back to where she needs to be by accelerating the war. Roses? Candy? Passe. Beating the enemy in 10 months so your OTP can return to the capital and depart back to her world? True Love). Even the usual cliche of 'he wants sex but she isn't so sure' doesn't bug me as it's clearly a cultural thing. He is a guy from 3000+ years back. To him it's pretty simple. They love each other and she's his officil concubine and why not. She is all 'I am a high school student.' Heh. This not being the awful Haou Airen he is all 'blah, this sucks, off for a cold shower' and not 'rapey now.'

Oh, and good news, [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore. Since I fell in love with this despite the artwork, and the artwork is actually very similar to Basara, I decided to get all the Basara volumes out there, now that I know that a good story can overcome my dislike for this particular art style.

I bought a whole bunch of books actuall, manga and non, including Matt Ruff's Sewer, Gas, Electric: Public Works Trilogy, a boo about vampires in Austin called Tantalize, Jasper Fforde's Fourth Bear etc etc and two first volumes of W Juliet.

EEEEEE

Oh, and I stole this MV of Summer x Summer from [livejournal.com profile] autumn_yaar. I think I just added a drama to my currently airing roster back again :)

dangermousie: (ISWAK first kiss by pinkfactory)
Somewhere between volumes 3and 4, the Red River manga went from 'I like' to 'must feverishly mainline more.' I am now on volume 6 and basically bought out every volume (through 17) available in the local Borders.

As I mentioned earlier, RR is a story about a Japanese high school girl, Yuri, who gets catapulted back in time to the land of ancient Hittites. There she gets involved in the politics and wars of the time and also catches the interest of one of the Hittite Princes, Prince Kail (a real historical figure which amuses me to no end).

Why is it so awesome? Unlike the usual shoujo this isn't just 'does the cute boy like me?' No, it's more of 'yeah, the cute general Prince likes me. Now how shall I return back to my time? And how will I survive the Queen who seems to want to have me as a human sacrifice in her black magic rituals so her son could inherit? And how will I be involved in the battle between Hittites and a neighboring empire for dominance? And deal with political backstabbing?'

It's really great. How to explain it? Think Fushigi Yuugi, only if Miaka annoyed you (I adored her but I know some don't care for her) you'll like Yuri as she learns sword-fighting and comes up with clever schemes and rescues herself as often as she yells for Prince Kail to rescue her. Though if Kail is like anyone in FY, he is much more of a Hotohori than a Tamahome. My favorite scene is where he gets himself invited to an enemy town and makes a grand entrance with concubines all over him and an air of an utter idiot :P

I also don't mind the whole 'she is staying in the past' thing as she does want to get back to her time but she can do it at a particular time of the year so she has 10 months to go (Kail promises her to get her back to where she needs to be by accelerating the war. Roses? Candy? Passe. Beating the enemy in 10 months so your OTP can return to the capital and depart back to her world? True Love). Even the usual cliche of 'he wants sex but she isn't so sure' doesn't bug me as it's clearly a cultural thing. He is a guy from 3000+ years back. To him it's pretty simple. They love each other and she's his officil concubine and why not. She is all 'I am a high school student.' Heh. This not being the awful Haou Airen he is all 'blah, this sucks, off for a cold shower' and not 'rapey now.'

Oh, and good news, [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore. Since I fell in love with this despite the artwork, and the artwork is actually very similar to Basara, I decided to get all the Basara volumes out there, now that I know that a good story can overcome my dislike for this particular art style.

I bought a whole bunch of books actuall, manga and non, including Matt Ruff's Sewer, Gas, Electric: Public Works Trilogy, a boo about vampires in Austin called Tantalize, Jasper Fforde's Fourth Bear etc etc and two first volumes of W Juliet.

EEEEEE

Oh, and I stole this MV of Summer x Summer from [livejournal.com profile] autumn_yaar. I think I just added a drama to my currently airing roster back again :)

dangermousie: (ISWAK first kiss by pinkfactory)
Somewhere between volumes 3and 4, the Red River manga went from 'I like' to 'must feverishly mainline more.' I am now on volume 6 and basically bought out every volume (through 17) available in the local Borders.

As I mentioned earlier, RR is a story about a Japanese high school girl, Yuri, who gets catapulted back in time to the land of ancient Hittites. There she gets involved in the politics and wars of the time and also catches the interest of one of the Hittite Princes, Prince Kail (a real historical figure which amuses me to no end).

Why is it so awesome? Unlike the usual shoujo this isn't just 'does the cute boy like me?' No, it's more of 'yeah, the cute general Prince likes me. Now how shall I return back to my time? And how will I survive the Queen who seems to want to have me as a human sacrifice in her black magic rituals so her son could inherit? And how will I be involved in the battle between Hittites and a neighboring empire for dominance? And deal with political backstabbing?'

It's really great. How to explain it? Think Fushigi Yuugi, only if Miaka annoyed you (I adored her but I know some don't care for her) you'll like Yuri as she learns sword-fighting and comes up with clever schemes and rescues herself as often as she yells for Prince Kail to rescue her. Though if Kail is like anyone in FY, he is much more of a Hotohori than a Tamahome. My favorite scene is where he gets himself invited to an enemy town and makes a grand entrance with concubines all over him and an air of an utter idiot :P

I also don't mind the whole 'she is staying in the past' thing as she does want to get back to her time but she can do it at a particular time of the year so she has 10 months to go (Kail promises her to get her back to where she needs to be by accelerating the war. Roses? Candy? Passe. Beating the enemy in 10 months so your OTP can return to the capital and depart back to her world? True Love). Even the usual cliche of 'he wants sex but she isn't so sure' doesn't bug me as it's clearly a cultural thing. He is a guy from 3000+ years back. To him it's pretty simple. They love each other and she's his officil concubine and why not. She is all 'I am a high school student.' Heh. This not being the awful Haou Airen he is all 'blah, this sucks, off for a cold shower' and not 'rapey now.'

Oh, and good news, [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore. Since I fell in love with this despite the artwork, and the artwork is actually very similar to Basara, I decided to get all the Basara volumes out there, now that I know that a good story can overcome my dislike for this particular art style.

I bought a whole bunch of books actuall, manga and non, including Matt Ruff's Sewer, Gas, Electric: Public Works Trilogy, a boo about vampires in Austin called Tantalize, Jasper Fforde's Fourth Bear etc etc and two first volumes of W Juliet.

EEEEEE

Oh, and I stole this MV of Summer x Summer from [livejournal.com profile] autumn_yaar. I think I just added a drama to my currently airing roster back again :)

dangermousie: (Farscape: JA posed by icequeen3101)
Wow, a lot of people on my flist seem to like One Litre of Tears. Am impressed.

Am also off to bed.

I am somewhere in the middle of ep three of My Love Patzzi (which continues to be entertaining but not amazing) and OMG. I so have to eat my earlier words about Kim Jae Won. He might not be traditionally good-looking but he is so incredibly charming, if I were single and he was interested, I'd totally go out with him :P

So yeah. Kim Jae Won=awesome. [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie=has to modify previous opinions. But still prefers Kim Rae Won (seriously, WTF is with the names. Are they twins? This is making me deadly afraid of a typo :P)

I have also realized that my 'current drama' slate is really full, as to the dramas that are currently running and I am trying to watch: Summer x Summer (with Joe Cheng) and then four (!!!) kdramas: Witch Yoo Hee, Hello Miss, Thank You and The Devil. I am rather behind on all of them :)
dangermousie: (Farscape: JA posed by icequeen3101)
Wow, a lot of people on my flist seem to like One Litre of Tears. Am impressed.

Am also off to bed.

I am somewhere in the middle of ep three of My Love Patzzi (which continues to be entertaining but not amazing) and OMG. I so have to eat my earlier words about Kim Jae Won. He might not be traditionally good-looking but he is so incredibly charming, if I were single and he was interested, I'd totally go out with him :P

So yeah. Kim Jae Won=awesome. [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie=has to modify previous opinions. But still prefers Kim Rae Won (seriously, WTF is with the names. Are they twins? This is making me deadly afraid of a typo :P)

I have also realized that my 'current drama' slate is really full, as to the dramas that are currently running and I am trying to watch: Summer x Summer (with Joe Cheng) and then four (!!!) kdramas: Witch Yoo Hee, Hello Miss, Thank You and The Devil. I am rather behind on all of them :)
dangermousie: (Farscape: JA posed by icequeen3101)
Wow, a lot of people on my flist seem to like One Litre of Tears. Am impressed.

Am also off to bed.

I am somewhere in the middle of ep three of My Love Patzzi (which continues to be entertaining but not amazing) and OMG. I so have to eat my earlier words about Kim Jae Won. He might not be traditionally good-looking but he is so incredibly charming, if I were single and he was interested, I'd totally go out with him :P

So yeah. Kim Jae Won=awesome. [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie=has to modify previous opinions. But still prefers Kim Rae Won (seriously, WTF is with the names. Are they twins? This is making me deadly afraid of a typo :P)

I have also realized that my 'current drama' slate is really full, as to the dramas that are currently running and I am trying to watch: Summer x Summer (with Joe Cheng) and then four (!!!) kdramas: Witch Yoo Hee, Hello Miss, Thank You and The Devil. I am rather behind on all of them :)

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