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Long long catch-all post for all 3-day weekend activities.

Finished The Brigade by Howard Blum, a non-fiction account of the Jewish brigade in the British army that fought in WWII and afterwards hunted down Nazi criminals and helped Jews escape into Palestine. It’s an amazing read that follows 3 of the Brigade’s members and if it didn’t happen for real, you’d think this was severely implausible.

I am also reading Jude Morgan’s The King’s Touch which is a novel of Charles II through the eyes of his illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth. It’s a really unusual approach and I simply love the style and the prose.

I saw Tristan and Isolde yesterday and liked it, Isolde’s bizarre tendency to read John Donne notwithstanding. Yes, he is a poet who transcends space and time, but I never thought this worked backwards. Why not just have her read some translated Roman or Greek love poetry? Some of it was pretty hot stuff. Catullus and all.

T&I thoughts )

I also saw a movie on [livejournal.com profile] koalathebear’s rec and actually fell madly in love. The movie? Turn Left Turn Right with Takeshi Kaneshiro (yum) and Gigi Leung (who I simply must see more of). It’s a very romantic, very light, very understated movie about two neighbors who never meet because they always go different ways but when they finally meet, it’s love. They exchange phone numbers but they end up being washed out by the rain. Will they meet again?



On the gorgeousness that is Turn Left Turn Right. With pictures )

I need more Asian Cinema movie recs.

And now, on to my thoughts on Escaflowne. Really long and spoilery Escaflowne thoughts )

Now I need good Escaflowne fic recs. Surely there must be some there.

OK, now interested in more anime. So far, choices are:

List of Choices with Pro and Con )
dangermousie: (Default)
Long long catch-all post for all 3-day weekend activities.

Finished The Brigade by Howard Blum, a non-fiction account of the Jewish brigade in the British army that fought in WWII and afterwards hunted down Nazi criminals and helped Jews escape into Palestine. It’s an amazing read that follows 3 of the Brigade’s members and if it didn’t happen for real, you’d think this was severely implausible.

I am also reading Jude Morgan’s The King’s Touch which is a novel of Charles II through the eyes of his illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth. It’s a really unusual approach and I simply love the style and the prose.

I saw Tristan and Isolde yesterday and liked it, Isolde’s bizarre tendency to read John Donne notwithstanding. Yes, he is a poet who transcends space and time, but I never thought this worked backwards. Why not just have her read some translated Roman or Greek love poetry? Some of it was pretty hot stuff. Catullus and all.

T&I thoughts )

I also saw a movie on [livejournal.com profile] koalathebear’s rec and actually fell madly in love. The movie? Turn Left Turn Right with Takeshi Kaneshiro (yum) and Gigi Leung (who I simply must see more of). It’s a very romantic, very light, very understated movie about two neighbors who never meet because they always go different ways but when they finally meet, it’s love. They exchange phone numbers but they end up being washed out by the rain. Will they meet again?



On the gorgeousness that is Turn Left Turn Right. With pictures )

I need more Asian Cinema movie recs.

And now, on to my thoughts on Escaflowne. Really long and spoilery Escaflowne thoughts )

Now I need good Escaflowne fic recs. Surely there must be some there.

OK, now interested in more anime. So far, choices are:

List of Choices with Pro and Con )
dangermousie: (Default)
Long long catch-all post for all 3-day weekend activities.

Finished The Brigade by Howard Blum, a non-fiction account of the Jewish brigade in the British army that fought in WWII and afterwards hunted down Nazi criminals and helped Jews escape into Palestine. It’s an amazing read that follows 3 of the Brigade’s members and if it didn’t happen for real, you’d think this was severely implausible.

I am also reading Jude Morgan’s The King’s Touch which is a novel of Charles II through the eyes of his illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth. It’s a really unusual approach and I simply love the style and the prose.

I saw Tristan and Isolde yesterday and liked it, Isolde’s bizarre tendency to read John Donne notwithstanding. Yes, he is a poet who transcends space and time, but I never thought this worked backwards. Why not just have her read some translated Roman or Greek love poetry? Some of it was pretty hot stuff. Catullus and all.

T&I thoughts )

I also saw a movie on [livejournal.com profile] koalathebear’s rec and actually fell madly in love. The movie? Turn Left Turn Right with Takeshi Kaneshiro (yum) and Gigi Leung (who I simply must see more of). It’s a very romantic, very light, very understated movie about two neighbors who never meet because they always go different ways but when they finally meet, it’s love. They exchange phone numbers but they end up being washed out by the rain. Will they meet again?



On the gorgeousness that is Turn Left Turn Right. With pictures )

I need more Asian Cinema movie recs.

And now, on to my thoughts on Escaflowne. Really long and spoilery Escaflowne thoughts )

Now I need good Escaflowne fic recs. Surely there must be some there.

OK, now interested in more anime. So far, choices are:

List of Choices with Pro and Con )

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