dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
It feels like Friday today, somehow!

Aishwarya Rai is such a very gorgeous woman, it's a little bit ridiculous. I love this photo of her at Cannes, with all the photogs - it's such a Marilyn Monroe moment.



A couple more photos of her from Cannes, plus two of Shu Qi, also scarily beautiful )

Mr. Mousie and I started watching Gun x Sword an anime you can stream on Netflix. As it's stream, you have to watch dubbed. I don't mind most of the voices, but the voice for Wendy is so irritating I hate the character just because of it - seriously, that dubber is awful. But one does not look a gift (streaming) horse in the mouth I suppose.

I wanted to check out GxS for a while mainly because the set-up reminded me a bit of Trigun, my favorite anime of all time: it's another dusty Space-Western, with its a protagonist a roaming gunslinger with a haunted past and excellent skills. That is, obviously, a fairly general description and Trigun and GxS aren't that similar in actuality. After the first ep, I like this anime. Not as much as Trigun, but to be fair, I didn't even love Trigun after the first ep as much as I ended up loving it.

GxS follows Van, a mysterious man bizarrely dressed in a tuxedo who, in the opening episode, almost unwillingly saves a small town from a marauding gang (there are guns, swords, and giant mecha robots. YES.) Van acquires a hanger-on/admirer in the form of Wendy, a rather young girl who decides to tag along with him from then on despite his utter lack of interest and the anime follows his quest to track down and avenge himself on his nemesis, the Claw Man. As I said, I liked it.

I have also checked out the beginning of Brilliant Legacy and I like it - it's LOLtastic.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
It feels like Friday today, somehow!

Aishwarya Rai is such a very gorgeous woman, it's a little bit ridiculous. I love this photo of her at Cannes, with all the photogs - it's such a Marilyn Monroe moment.



A couple more photos of her from Cannes, plus two of Shu Qi, also scarily beautiful )

Mr. Mousie and I started watching Gun x Sword an anime you can stream on Netflix. As it's stream, you have to watch dubbed. I don't mind most of the voices, but the voice for Wendy is so irritating I hate the character just because of it - seriously, that dubber is awful. But one does not look a gift (streaming) horse in the mouth I suppose.

I wanted to check out GxS for a while mainly because the set-up reminded me a bit of Trigun, my favorite anime of all time: it's another dusty Space-Western, with its a protagonist a roaming gunslinger with a haunted past and excellent skills. That is, obviously, a fairly general description and Trigun and GxS aren't that similar in actuality. After the first ep, I like this anime. Not as much as Trigun, but to be fair, I didn't even love Trigun after the first ep as much as I ended up loving it.

GxS follows Van, a mysterious man bizarrely dressed in a tuxedo who, in the opening episode, almost unwillingly saves a small town from a marauding gang (there are guns, swords, and giant mecha robots. YES.) Van acquires a hanger-on/admirer in the form of Wendy, a rather young girl who decides to tag along with him from then on despite his utter lack of interest and the anime follows his quest to track down and avenge himself on his nemesis, the Claw Man. As I said, I liked it.

I have also checked out the beginning of Brilliant Legacy and I like it - it's LOLtastic.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)
It feels like Friday today, somehow!

Aishwarya Rai is such a very gorgeous woman, it's a little bit ridiculous. I love this photo of her at Cannes, with all the photogs - it's such a Marilyn Monroe moment.



A couple more photos of her from Cannes, plus two of Shu Qi, also scarily beautiful )

Mr. Mousie and I started watching Gun x Sword an anime you can stream on Netflix. As it's stream, you have to watch dubbed. I don't mind most of the voices, but the voice for Wendy is so irritating I hate the character just because of it - seriously, that dubber is awful. But one does not look a gift (streaming) horse in the mouth I suppose.

I wanted to check out GxS for a while mainly because the set-up reminded me a bit of Trigun, my favorite anime of all time: it's another dusty Space-Western, with its a protagonist a roaming gunslinger with a haunted past and excellent skills. That is, obviously, a fairly general description and Trigun and GxS aren't that similar in actuality. After the first ep, I like this anime. Not as much as Trigun, but to be fair, I didn't even love Trigun after the first ep as much as I ended up loving it.

GxS follows Van, a mysterious man bizarrely dressed in a tuxedo who, in the opening episode, almost unwillingly saves a small town from a marauding gang (there are guns, swords, and giant mecha robots. YES.) Van acquires a hanger-on/admirer in the form of Wendy, a rather young girl who decides to tag along with him from then on despite his utter lack of interest and the anime follows his quest to track down and avenge himself on his nemesis, the Claw Man. As I said, I liked it.

I have also checked out the beginning of Brilliant Legacy and I like it - it's LOLtastic.
dangermousie: (ToH by theheaven)
Am on volume 4 of Vampire Knight. How anyone could not like Zero/Yuki together after this, I don’t know. Or, more importantly, while I can see not shipping them, the thought of anyone shipping Kaname/Yuki is mildly disturbing. Kaname is getting creepier and creepier by the volume. If you’ve been reading my LJ, you know I like alpha guys in fiction just fine, but even my buttons have been pushed past breaking point (yes, mixing metaphors) by Kaname: he treats Yuki as if she is a particularly developmentally–challenged five-year-old, and is creepily controlling and possessive. At one point he sees her notice Zero and Maria’s fight (by fight I mean ‘guns and knives’ not ‘argument’) so he clamps his hand over her mouth, drags her away, puts her to sleep and wipes her memories. If I am supposed to find it cute that he is all "Zero is expendable, you aren’t", then you have the wrong girl. UGH. I seriously loathe him. And that’s even before we find out, in some future volume for which I’ve been spoiled, that spoiler )

I am still thinking about Hong Gil Dong. Yup, it’s still not leaving me. Such an excellent drama.

Spoilery musings largely about political stuff )

I saw some clips from Powerful Opponents and am glad to report that unlike in the promo pics, Lady Bodyguard wears a black pantsuit and I think sensible shoes. Makes much more sense :P They also showed what I think is the first meeting between her and President’s Son and I loled so hard. It’s before she is hired and I don’t think she knows who he is and they are in a mall and he is being annoying so she basically bends his arm behind his back and slams him against the wall. LOL. I approve. The look on her face later when she finds out who she has to guard :P The set-up reminds me a bit of beginning of Hello My Teacher.

Last but not least, I’ve been showing Trigun, still my favorite anime, to [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl. Still so good. And knowing the whole story, I love seeing all the hints woven in. And oh Vash. How I love you.
dangermousie: (ToH by theheaven)
Am on volume 4 of Vampire Knight. How anyone could not like Zero/Yuki together after this, I don’t know. Or, more importantly, while I can see not shipping them, the thought of anyone shipping Kaname/Yuki is mildly disturbing. Kaname is getting creepier and creepier by the volume. If you’ve been reading my LJ, you know I like alpha guys in fiction just fine, but even my buttons have been pushed past breaking point (yes, mixing metaphors) by Kaname: he treats Yuki as if she is a particularly developmentally–challenged five-year-old, and is creepily controlling and possessive. At one point he sees her notice Zero and Maria’s fight (by fight I mean ‘guns and knives’ not ‘argument’) so he clamps his hand over her mouth, drags her away, puts her to sleep and wipes her memories. If I am supposed to find it cute that he is all "Zero is expendable, you aren’t", then you have the wrong girl. UGH. I seriously loathe him. And that’s even before we find out, in some future volume for which I’ve been spoiled, that spoiler )

I am still thinking about Hong Gil Dong. Yup, it’s still not leaving me. Such an excellent drama.

Spoilery musings largely about political stuff )

I saw some clips from Powerful Opponents and am glad to report that unlike in the promo pics, Lady Bodyguard wears a black pantsuit and I think sensible shoes. Makes much more sense :P They also showed what I think is the first meeting between her and President’s Son and I loled so hard. It’s before she is hired and I don’t think she knows who he is and they are in a mall and he is being annoying so she basically bends his arm behind his back and slams him against the wall. LOL. I approve. The look on her face later when she finds out who she has to guard :P The set-up reminds me a bit of beginning of Hello My Teacher.

Last but not least, I’ve been showing Trigun, still my favorite anime, to [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl. Still so good. And knowing the whole story, I love seeing all the hints woven in. And oh Vash. How I love you.
dangermousie: (ToH by theheaven)
Am on volume 4 of Vampire Knight. How anyone could not like Zero/Yuki together after this, I don’t know. Or, more importantly, while I can see not shipping them, the thought of anyone shipping Kaname/Yuki is mildly disturbing. Kaname is getting creepier and creepier by the volume. If you’ve been reading my LJ, you know I like alpha guys in fiction just fine, but even my buttons have been pushed past breaking point (yes, mixing metaphors) by Kaname: he treats Yuki as if she is a particularly developmentally–challenged five-year-old, and is creepily controlling and possessive. At one point he sees her notice Zero and Maria’s fight (by fight I mean ‘guns and knives’ not ‘argument’) so he clamps his hand over her mouth, drags her away, puts her to sleep and wipes her memories. If I am supposed to find it cute that he is all "Zero is expendable, you aren’t", then you have the wrong girl. UGH. I seriously loathe him. And that’s even before we find out, in some future volume for which I’ve been spoiled, that spoiler )

I am still thinking about Hong Gil Dong. Yup, it’s still not leaving me. Such an excellent drama.

Spoilery musings largely about political stuff )

I saw some clips from Powerful Opponents and am glad to report that unlike in the promo pics, Lady Bodyguard wears a black pantsuit and I think sensible shoes. Makes much more sense :P They also showed what I think is the first meeting between her and President’s Son and I loled so hard. It’s before she is hired and I don’t think she knows who he is and they are in a mall and he is being annoying so she basically bends his arm behind his back and slams him against the wall. LOL. I approve. The look on her face later when she finds out who she has to guard :P The set-up reminds me a bit of beginning of Hello My Teacher.

Last but not least, I’ve been showing Trigun, still my favorite anime, to [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl. Still so good. And knowing the whole story, I love seeing all the hints woven in. And oh Vash. How I love you.
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Ten Couples that need just "do it." This is inspired by the fact that I've found myself sifting through ff.net (yes, indeed) looking for Sousuke/Kaname stories. Additions? Suggestions?

1. Logan/Veronica, Veronica Mars: Almost two seasons! There are limits to what a girl can stand, especially when the chemistry is as combustible as it is with those two. If slow-dancing together is enough to melt my screen, I can only imagine how hot a real get-together scene would be. Come on, after Dullnut, Veronica deserves a good lover. And wouldn't it be nice for Logan to actually do it with someone he loves and who loves him back for a change?

2. Sousuke/Kaname, Full Metal Panic: OK, a blind mouse can tell that you love each other. A blind, mentally challenged mouse. You love each other, you are available and, oh yeah, you risk your lives on regular basis to save each other. The staring at each other in the rain? The almost kiss in scenic locations? The rescuing, and the jealousy. The waiting up by his door waiting for him to come home (Kaname), or disobeying direct orders to save the other (Sousuke)? Stop teasing me, TPTB! Yes, he is clueless emotionally due to his background, and yes, she doesn't want to take the first step, but take pity on me. Kiss already, at least. Besides, face it. No one else will be able to deal with either Kaname's pushiness or Sousuke's off-the-wallness on a regular basis, so you might as well hook up.

3. Doctor/Rose, Doctor Who: What's a trifling 800+ age difference? And what's a nice bloke of a boyfriend? My newest and shiniest OTP so needs to get it on in the back of the TARDIS, it's not even funny.

4. Lee/Kara, BSG: Oh, my OTP. You came so close. Forget Zack. Forget Baltar. Forget Anders. Forget Dee and the Ho of Doom and the Nameless Girlfriend that Lee left behind to be toasted. From the mini, I thought the two were OTP. And TPTB tease us with looks (eye fucking masters, these two), and the kissing, and the drunken desperate making out. Come on, Lee so clearly wants Kara. And short of being brain-damaged, I see no reason for Kara to prefer Lee Lite (a.k.a. Anders) when she can have the real deal. Let Anders bite the big one (Leoben can sit on him), and Kara and Lee get together.

5. Logan/Max, Dark Angel: Come on. Mutually acknowledged love? Check. Mutually acknowledged hotness? Check. Angst and eye fucking and UST? Check. But where is the seeeeeeeeex? Yes, I know, Max's virus would kill Logan on touch, but come on, full-body condom? Not optimal, but you could get really kinky! Considering how hot it was when he was merely examining her tattoos in latex gloves, the possibilities are endless.

6. Mal/Inara, Firefly: I have such a thing for the two of you. Because honestly, if the UST got any hotter, it would become a health hazard. Eye-fucking is all well and good, and so is the angst, and the unconscious kissing, and the crying after you pushed him in someone else's arms, but I am a greedy, greedy, GREEDY bitch and I want more. Not that I should complain, seeing that I got Simon/Kaylee make-out, but I can't help it. I've fallen for the two of them so hard.

7. Lex/Clark, Smallville: Come on. Sexy woobie gazillionnaire, ogling and befriending a teenage boy? Hot and dumb farmboy exchanging lusty longing looks with said millionaire? On second thoughts, I should take them off the list, because they are so doing it already.

8. Aoshi/Misao, Rurouni Kenshin: I have never seen a man more in need of some sex as a means of de-stressing than Aoshi. And let's face it, killer looks or not, not that many women would want to put up with the full of guilt, driven, serious and issue-laden Aoshi. Plus, Misao loves him and wants him, even though she knows him so well, and that's good enough for me.

9. Fry/Leela, Futurama: Because the poor slob Fry is Everyman. And Leela is Everywoman, if Everywoman was a mutant with one eye, flying a spaceship. Because this is Leela's only chance to make out with a guy a thousand years older than she is. And because Bender could sell the videos. Basically, Futurama rules and I couldn't not mention it.

10. Vash/Meryl, Trigun: Come on, when a Catholic Priest is getting more action with his OTP (and I don't mean Jesus) than you two, it's time to get serious. Vash might be close to immortal, but Meryl isn't. Now that Vash's brother problems have been taken care of (or alternatively, just beginning), it's time to settle down and have some adorable rugrats to boss the Deadliest Man Alive silly. She is into you, you are into her, and face it, you won't find another woman to put up with his baggage or another man to put up with he bossiness.
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Ten Couples that need just "do it." This is inspired by the fact that I've found myself sifting through ff.net (yes, indeed) looking for Sousuke/Kaname stories. Additions? Suggestions?

1. Logan/Veronica, Veronica Mars: Almost two seasons! There are limits to what a girl can stand, especially when the chemistry is as combustible as it is with those two. If slow-dancing together is enough to melt my screen, I can only imagine how hot a real get-together scene would be. Come on, after Dullnut, Veronica deserves a good lover. And wouldn't it be nice for Logan to actually do it with someone he loves and who loves him back for a change?

2. Sousuke/Kaname, Full Metal Panic: OK, a blind mouse can tell that you love each other. A blind, mentally challenged mouse. You love each other, you are available and, oh yeah, you risk your lives on regular basis to save each other. The staring at each other in the rain? The almost kiss in scenic locations? The rescuing, and the jealousy. The waiting up by his door waiting for him to come home (Kaname), or disobeying direct orders to save the other (Sousuke)? Stop teasing me, TPTB! Yes, he is clueless emotionally due to his background, and yes, she doesn't want to take the first step, but take pity on me. Kiss already, at least. Besides, face it. No one else will be able to deal with either Kaname's pushiness or Sousuke's off-the-wallness on a regular basis, so you might as well hook up.

3. Doctor/Rose, Doctor Who: What's a trifling 800+ age difference? And what's a nice bloke of a boyfriend? My newest and shiniest OTP so needs to get it on in the back of the TARDIS, it's not even funny.

4. Lee/Kara, BSG: Oh, my OTP. You came so close. Forget Zack. Forget Baltar. Forget Anders. Forget Dee and the Ho of Doom and the Nameless Girlfriend that Lee left behind to be toasted. From the mini, I thought the two were OTP. And TPTB tease us with looks (eye fucking masters, these two), and the kissing, and the drunken desperate making out. Come on, Lee so clearly wants Kara. And short of being brain-damaged, I see no reason for Kara to prefer Lee Lite (a.k.a. Anders) when she can have the real deal. Let Anders bite the big one (Leoben can sit on him), and Kara and Lee get together.

5. Logan/Max, Dark Angel: Come on. Mutually acknowledged love? Check. Mutually acknowledged hotness? Check. Angst and eye fucking and UST? Check. But where is the seeeeeeeeex? Yes, I know, Max's virus would kill Logan on touch, but come on, full-body condom? Not optimal, but you could get really kinky! Considering how hot it was when he was merely examining her tattoos in latex gloves, the possibilities are endless.

6. Mal/Inara, Firefly: I have such a thing for the two of you. Because honestly, if the UST got any hotter, it would become a health hazard. Eye-fucking is all well and good, and so is the angst, and the unconscious kissing, and the crying after you pushed him in someone else's arms, but I am a greedy, greedy, GREEDY bitch and I want more. Not that I should complain, seeing that I got Simon/Kaylee make-out, but I can't help it. I've fallen for the two of them so hard.

7. Lex/Clark, Smallville: Come on. Sexy woobie gazillionnaire, ogling and befriending a teenage boy? Hot and dumb farmboy exchanging lusty longing looks with said millionaire? On second thoughts, I should take them off the list, because they are so doing it already.

8. Aoshi/Misao, Rurouni Kenshin: I have never seen a man more in need of some sex as a means of de-stressing than Aoshi. And let's face it, killer looks or not, not that many women would want to put up with the full of guilt, driven, serious and issue-laden Aoshi. Plus, Misao loves him and wants him, even though she knows him so well, and that's good enough for me.

9. Fry/Leela, Futurama: Because the poor slob Fry is Everyman. And Leela is Everywoman, if Everywoman was a mutant with one eye, flying a spaceship. Because this is Leela's only chance to make out with a guy a thousand years older than she is. And because Bender could sell the videos. Basically, Futurama rules and I couldn't not mention it.

10. Vash/Meryl, Trigun: Come on, when a Catholic Priest is getting more action with his OTP (and I don't mean Jesus) than you two, it's time to get serious. Vash might be close to immortal, but Meryl isn't. Now that Vash's brother problems have been taken care of (or alternatively, just beginning), it's time to settle down and have some adorable rugrats to boss the Deadliest Man Alive silly. She is into you, you are into her, and face it, you won't find another woman to put up with his baggage or another man to put up with he bossiness.
dangermousie: (Default)
Ten Couples that need just "do it." This is inspired by the fact that I've found myself sifting through ff.net (yes, indeed) looking for Sousuke/Kaname stories. Additions? Suggestions?

1. Logan/Veronica, Veronica Mars: Almost two seasons! There are limits to what a girl can stand, especially when the chemistry is as combustible as it is with those two. If slow-dancing together is enough to melt my screen, I can only imagine how hot a real get-together scene would be. Come on, after Dullnut, Veronica deserves a good lover. And wouldn't it be nice for Logan to actually do it with someone he loves and who loves him back for a change?

2. Sousuke/Kaname, Full Metal Panic: OK, a blind mouse can tell that you love each other. A blind, mentally challenged mouse. You love each other, you are available and, oh yeah, you risk your lives on regular basis to save each other. The staring at each other in the rain? The almost kiss in scenic locations? The rescuing, and the jealousy. The waiting up by his door waiting for him to come home (Kaname), or disobeying direct orders to save the other (Sousuke)? Stop teasing me, TPTB! Yes, he is clueless emotionally due to his background, and yes, she doesn't want to take the first step, but take pity on me. Kiss already, at least. Besides, face it. No one else will be able to deal with either Kaname's pushiness or Sousuke's off-the-wallness on a regular basis, so you might as well hook up.

3. Doctor/Rose, Doctor Who: What's a trifling 800+ age difference? And what's a nice bloke of a boyfriend? My newest and shiniest OTP so needs to get it on in the back of the TARDIS, it's not even funny.

4. Lee/Kara, BSG: Oh, my OTP. You came so close. Forget Zack. Forget Baltar. Forget Anders. Forget Dee and the Ho of Doom and the Nameless Girlfriend that Lee left behind to be toasted. From the mini, I thought the two were OTP. And TPTB tease us with looks (eye fucking masters, these two), and the kissing, and the drunken desperate making out. Come on, Lee so clearly wants Kara. And short of being brain-damaged, I see no reason for Kara to prefer Lee Lite (a.k.a. Anders) when she can have the real deal. Let Anders bite the big one (Leoben can sit on him), and Kara and Lee get together.

5. Logan/Max, Dark Angel: Come on. Mutually acknowledged love? Check. Mutually acknowledged hotness? Check. Angst and eye fucking and UST? Check. But where is the seeeeeeeeex? Yes, I know, Max's virus would kill Logan on touch, but come on, full-body condom? Not optimal, but you could get really kinky! Considering how hot it was when he was merely examining her tattoos in latex gloves, the possibilities are endless.

6. Mal/Inara, Firefly: I have such a thing for the two of you. Because honestly, if the UST got any hotter, it would become a health hazard. Eye-fucking is all well and good, and so is the angst, and the unconscious kissing, and the crying after you pushed him in someone else's arms, but I am a greedy, greedy, GREEDY bitch and I want more. Not that I should complain, seeing that I got Simon/Kaylee make-out, but I can't help it. I've fallen for the two of them so hard.

7. Lex/Clark, Smallville: Come on. Sexy woobie gazillionnaire, ogling and befriending a teenage boy? Hot and dumb farmboy exchanging lusty longing looks with said millionaire? On second thoughts, I should take them off the list, because they are so doing it already.

8. Aoshi/Misao, Rurouni Kenshin: I have never seen a man more in need of some sex as a means of de-stressing than Aoshi. And let's face it, killer looks or not, not that many women would want to put up with the full of guilt, driven, serious and issue-laden Aoshi. Plus, Misao loves him and wants him, even though she knows him so well, and that's good enough for me.

9. Fry/Leela, Futurama: Because the poor slob Fry is Everyman. And Leela is Everywoman, if Everywoman was a mutant with one eye, flying a spaceship. Because this is Leela's only chance to make out with a guy a thousand years older than she is. And because Bender could sell the videos. Basically, Futurama rules and I couldn't not mention it.

10. Vash/Meryl, Trigun: Come on, when a Catholic Priest is getting more action with his OTP (and I don't mean Jesus) than you two, it's time to get serious. Vash might be close to immortal, but Meryl isn't. Now that Vash's brother problems have been taken care of (or alternatively, just beginning), it's time to settle down and have some adorable rugrats to boss the Deadliest Man Alive silly. She is into you, you are into her, and face it, you won't find another woman to put up with his baggage or another man to put up with he bossiness.
dangermousie: (Kenshin:Kenshin/Kaoru umbrella by roninh)
[livejournal.com profile] bluehyacinth, thank you SO MUCH. I got the poster last night and it's beautiful.

[livejournal.com profile] vanimy has a great, two-part write-up on her watching of Revenge of the Sith here and here which is great and worth checking out.

Seeing the words "Bitch, you are mine" in Kenshin fanfic is making me laugh.

And I just found a ship manifesto for Vash/Meryl which just made me nod and grin and be happy. It's here.

In less cheery news, frakking BSG, after the season ends this Friday, in not coming back until October. What is this, Farscape Season 4? Urk.
dangermousie: (Kenshin:Kenshin/Kaoru umbrella by roninh)
[livejournal.com profile] bluehyacinth, thank you SO MUCH. I got the poster last night and it's beautiful.

[livejournal.com profile] vanimy has a great, two-part write-up on her watching of Revenge of the Sith here and here which is great and worth checking out.

Seeing the words "Bitch, you are mine" in Kenshin fanfic is making me laugh.

And I just found a ship manifesto for Vash/Meryl which just made me nod and grin and be happy. It's here.

In less cheery news, frakking BSG, after the season ends this Friday, in not coming back until October. What is this, Farscape Season 4? Urk.
dangermousie: (Kenshin:Kenshin/Kaoru umbrella by roninh)
[livejournal.com profile] bluehyacinth, thank you SO MUCH. I got the poster last night and it's beautiful.

[livejournal.com profile] vanimy has a great, two-part write-up on her watching of Revenge of the Sith here and here which is great and worth checking out.

Seeing the words "Bitch, you are mine" in Kenshin fanfic is making me laugh.

And I just found a ship manifesto for Vash/Meryl which just made me nod and grin and be happy. It's here.

In less cheery news, frakking BSG, after the season ends this Friday, in not coming back until October. What is this, Farscape Season 4? Urk.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash by howdyrockerbaby)
I was browsing the "Parents Guide to Anime" (no idea why as I have no children of any variety) and I discovered, to my immense astonishment that one of their reviewers refers to Trigun (otherwise known, in [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's opinion, as "The best show except for Farscape ever made in any genre") as (and I quote):

"An excellent comedy series"

WTF????? *falls over dead*

Well, I suppose it's a pure giggle-fest the same way Farscape is a breezy romantic comedy.

In all fairness, this person probably only saw the first couple of episodes (in an interesting parallel with Farscape, Trigun starts out light and funny and ends up being one of the most heart-wrenching things I've ever seen). But that is why you should watch the whole thing before recommending it. Because later on we have such delightful things as deaths of main character(s), mental breakdowns, messy and callous killings, physical and emotional torture, and (in a particularly funny scene), the main character being so messed-up and destroyed by what he's been forced to do that he just keeps on screaming in agony, in a scene that made me want to watch through my fingers.

Way to give people recs. If I had a small child, no way would I get them anywhere near Trigun. Ever. And not just because it's an adult anime anyway. People who follow this advice for their little darlin' are in for a treat.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash by howdyrockerbaby)
I was browsing the "Parents Guide to Anime" (no idea why as I have no children of any variety) and I discovered, to my immense astonishment that one of their reviewers refers to Trigun (otherwise known, in [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's opinion, as "The best show except for Farscape ever made in any genre") as (and I quote):

"An excellent comedy series"

WTF????? *falls over dead*

Well, I suppose it's a pure giggle-fest the same way Farscape is a breezy romantic comedy.

In all fairness, this person probably only saw the first couple of episodes (in an interesting parallel with Farscape, Trigun starts out light and funny and ends up being one of the most heart-wrenching things I've ever seen). But that is why you should watch the whole thing before recommending it. Because later on we have such delightful things as deaths of main character(s), mental breakdowns, messy and callous killings, physical and emotional torture, and (in a particularly funny scene), the main character being so messed-up and destroyed by what he's been forced to do that he just keeps on screaming in agony, in a scene that made me want to watch through my fingers.

Way to give people recs. If I had a small child, no way would I get them anywhere near Trigun. Ever. And not just because it's an adult anime anyway. People who follow this advice for their little darlin' are in for a treat.
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash by howdyrockerbaby)
I was browsing the "Parents Guide to Anime" (no idea why as I have no children of any variety) and I discovered, to my immense astonishment that one of their reviewers refers to Trigun (otherwise known, in [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's opinion, as "The best show except for Farscape ever made in any genre") as (and I quote):

"An excellent comedy series"

WTF????? *falls over dead*

Well, I suppose it's a pure giggle-fest the same way Farscape is a breezy romantic comedy.

In all fairness, this person probably only saw the first couple of episodes (in an interesting parallel with Farscape, Trigun starts out light and funny and ends up being one of the most heart-wrenching things I've ever seen). But that is why you should watch the whole thing before recommending it. Because later on we have such delightful things as deaths of main character(s), mental breakdowns, messy and callous killings, physical and emotional torture, and (in a particularly funny scene), the main character being so messed-up and destroyed by what he's been forced to do that he just keeps on screaming in agony, in a scene that made me want to watch through my fingers.

Way to give people recs. If I had a small child, no way would I get them anywhere near Trigun. Ever. And not just because it's an adult anime anyway. People who follow this advice for their little darlin' are in for a treat.
dangermousie: (HofD:Mei/Jin by mtrlgicons)
I've bought The Promise and Perhaps Love on ebay, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] koalathebear inspired posts/pic spam on those movies. Can't wait to get them. See her post on The Promise and Perhaps Love. Also, inspired by her and [livejournal.com profile] winterspel will watch the jdoramas Long Vacation and Good Luck next week.

On eye-candy front, the topic is anime couples. I've certainly dedicated posts to anime OTPs. See Miaka/Tamahome picspam here and here, or a Kenshin/Kaoru one here. I didn't have much Doumyouji/Tsukushi picspam but I certainly wrote about them ad nauseam. But how about my other anime ships? That is, couples I ship but who are either secondary couples in the anime with my main OTP or are a ship in anime which doesn't have much emphasis on romance. Anyway, here is a little list with a few pics.

Vash/Meryl from Trigun. If this anime has a main canon ship I'd imagine it's this one, but since Trigun is not primarily or even secondarily a romance there isn't much stuff out there (relatively) about this OTP (nor did I write about them ad nauseam). But I love them, and not just because he saves her life repeatedly and she helps him find a reason to live after his break-down. They genuinely care for each other, and take care of each other, and laid back guy/bossy woman is a perfect combo, anyway.

Vash and Meryl )

Rui/Shizuka from Hana Yori Dango. Sure, for me, HYD is all about Doumyoji/Tsukushi's messed-up relationship, but I have a huge soft spot for Rui and Shizuka. He is withdrawn and cold and a bit too passive and she is ruthless and passionless in her perfectionism but somehow they really work for each other. She is is his first and only love and she discovers that she loves and wants him and no one else. The image of their final reunion is one of my favorite scenes in anything, ever.

Rui and Shizuka )

Sanosuke/Megumi from Rurouni Kenshin. I wrote about why I like them earlier and am too lazy to repeat, but honestly it's because they just click...

Sanosuke and Megumi )

Hotohori/Houki from Fushigi Yuugi. Talk about obscure. In part because hey, it's as close to Nuriko/Hotohori as you could get with someone as clearly straight as Hotohori. But largely it's because I wanted Hotohori to find happiness and he seemed to have found it at last with Houki. I didn't watch any of the 3rd OVA, except for the scene at the end where he is reunited with Houki and his son. It made no sense, within the logical parameters of that world that he would be able to do that, but I didn't care. And they looked happy and yay.

Hotohori and Houki )

Doumyouji/Tsukushi from Hana Yori Dango. All right, I lied. There is NO way D/T are not a main OTP or one I didn't write about before. But I just like the pics.

Doumyouji and Tsukushi )

ETA: Not a ship pic, but I just love this shot of Hotohori and his son from one of the OVAs. Talk about piling on the angst. He can't even freaking touch him. I won't watch OVA because they screw up the basic world rules set in the series (and because the story ended and didn't need any sequels), but I just might end up ffing and watch all the Hotohori parts anyway if I see more pics like this. Angstiness )
dangermousie: (HofD:Mei/Jin by mtrlgicons)
I've bought The Promise and Perhaps Love on ebay, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] koalathebear inspired posts/pic spam on those movies. Can't wait to get them. See her post on The Promise and Perhaps Love. Also, inspired by her and [livejournal.com profile] winterspel will watch the jdoramas Long Vacation and Good Luck next week.

On eye-candy front, the topic is anime couples. I've certainly dedicated posts to anime OTPs. See Miaka/Tamahome picspam here and here, or a Kenshin/Kaoru one here. I didn't have much Doumyouji/Tsukushi picspam but I certainly wrote about them ad nauseam. But how about my other anime ships? That is, couples I ship but who are either secondary couples in the anime with my main OTP or are a ship in anime which doesn't have much emphasis on romance. Anyway, here is a little list with a few pics.

Vash/Meryl from Trigun. If this anime has a main canon ship I'd imagine it's this one, but since Trigun is not primarily or even secondarily a romance there isn't much stuff out there (relatively) about this OTP (nor did I write about them ad nauseam). But I love them, and not just because he saves her life repeatedly and she helps him find a reason to live after his break-down. They genuinely care for each other, and take care of each other, and laid back guy/bossy woman is a perfect combo, anyway.

Vash and Meryl )

Rui/Shizuka from Hana Yori Dango. Sure, for me, HYD is all about Doumyoji/Tsukushi's messed-up relationship, but I have a huge soft spot for Rui and Shizuka. He is withdrawn and cold and a bit too passive and she is ruthless and passionless in her perfectionism but somehow they really work for each other. She is is his first and only love and she discovers that she loves and wants him and no one else. The image of their final reunion is one of my favorite scenes in anything, ever.

Rui and Shizuka )

Sanosuke/Megumi from Rurouni Kenshin. I wrote about why I like them earlier and am too lazy to repeat, but honestly it's because they just click...

Sanosuke and Megumi )

Hotohori/Houki from Fushigi Yuugi. Talk about obscure. In part because hey, it's as close to Nuriko/Hotohori as you could get with someone as clearly straight as Hotohori. But largely it's because I wanted Hotohori to find happiness and he seemed to have found it at last with Houki. I didn't watch any of the 3rd OVA, except for the scene at the end where he is reunited with Houki and his son. It made no sense, within the logical parameters of that world that he would be able to do that, but I didn't care. And they looked happy and yay.

Hotohori and Houki )

Doumyouji/Tsukushi from Hana Yori Dango. All right, I lied. There is NO way D/T are not a main OTP or one I didn't write about before. But I just like the pics.

Doumyouji and Tsukushi )

ETA: Not a ship pic, but I just love this shot of Hotohori and his son from one of the OVAs. Talk about piling on the angst. He can't even freaking touch him. I won't watch OVA because they screw up the basic world rules set in the series (and because the story ended and didn't need any sequels), but I just might end up ffing and watch all the Hotohori parts anyway if I see more pics like this. Angstiness )
dangermousie: (HofD:Mei/Jin by mtrlgicons)
I've bought The Promise and Perhaps Love on ebay, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] koalathebear inspired posts/pic spam on those movies. Can't wait to get them. See her post on The Promise and Perhaps Love. Also, inspired by her and [livejournal.com profile] winterspel will watch the jdoramas Long Vacation and Good Luck next week.

On eye-candy front, the topic is anime couples. I've certainly dedicated posts to anime OTPs. See Miaka/Tamahome picspam here and here, or a Kenshin/Kaoru one here. I didn't have much Doumyouji/Tsukushi picspam but I certainly wrote about them ad nauseam. But how about my other anime ships? That is, couples I ship but who are either secondary couples in the anime with my main OTP or are a ship in anime which doesn't have much emphasis on romance. Anyway, here is a little list with a few pics.

Vash/Meryl from Trigun. If this anime has a main canon ship I'd imagine it's this one, but since Trigun is not primarily or even secondarily a romance there isn't much stuff out there (relatively) about this OTP (nor did I write about them ad nauseam). But I love them, and not just because he saves her life repeatedly and she helps him find a reason to live after his break-down. They genuinely care for each other, and take care of each other, and laid back guy/bossy woman is a perfect combo, anyway.

Vash and Meryl )

Rui/Shizuka from Hana Yori Dango. Sure, for me, HYD is all about Doumyoji/Tsukushi's messed-up relationship, but I have a huge soft spot for Rui and Shizuka. He is withdrawn and cold and a bit too passive and she is ruthless and passionless in her perfectionism but somehow they really work for each other. She is is his first and only love and she discovers that she loves and wants him and no one else. The image of their final reunion is one of my favorite scenes in anything, ever.

Rui and Shizuka )

Sanosuke/Megumi from Rurouni Kenshin. I wrote about why I like them earlier and am too lazy to repeat, but honestly it's because they just click...

Sanosuke and Megumi )

Hotohori/Houki from Fushigi Yuugi. Talk about obscure. In part because hey, it's as close to Nuriko/Hotohori as you could get with someone as clearly straight as Hotohori. But largely it's because I wanted Hotohori to find happiness and he seemed to have found it at last with Houki. I didn't watch any of the 3rd OVA, except for the scene at the end where he is reunited with Houki and his son. It made no sense, within the logical parameters of that world that he would be able to do that, but I didn't care. And they looked happy and yay.

Hotohori and Houki )

Doumyouji/Tsukushi from Hana Yori Dango. All right, I lied. There is NO way D/T are not a main OTP or one I didn't write about before. But I just like the pics.

Doumyouji and Tsukushi )

ETA: Not a ship pic, but I just love this shot of Hotohori and his son from one of the OVAs. Talk about piling on the angst. He can't even freaking touch him. I won't watch OVA because they screw up the basic world rules set in the series (and because the story ended and didn't need any sequels), but I just might end up ffing and watch all the Hotohori parts anyway if I see more pics like this. Angstiness )
dangermousie: (Max White Room (by walkinthepark))
1. Last Exile is totally boring me. I went from watching it while reading to taking a bath while Husband watches it. He just summarizes it all for me. But it severely appeals to him so it makes me happy as must make up for his having to a. drag me to bed at 3:30am yesterday from watching Meteor Garden (me: I'll come to bed soon, I promise. him: I know you, you'll watch it till 7 am) and b. having to, in consequence, to put up with me watching it today.

2. Finding good anime fanfic is impossible. If you like weird, uncanonical slash pairings, you can find good fic actually. But look for normal Hana Yori Dango fic? Or Fushigi Yuugi? Or MARS? Or Escaflowne? Or Trigun? Give it up. In the best case scenario, you are going to get badly spelled Doumyouji/Tsukushi sex or how it's Van and Hitomi turning into R&J. In the worst case scenario? Let's just say that it makes Harry Potter mpreg seem nice. Surely I can't be the only grown-up person who likes any of these and likes fic. But hey, it's still better than finding Meteor Garden fic. Because there isn't any. Do I have to write my own? I want to read DMS/SC fic. Now. Argh.

3. I have a horrible temptation to write some Shi-Mein/Shiao You fic. Or (depending on the spelling) Xi Men/Xiao You fic. Heck, I am not even even sure how to spell their names but I don't care, because have shocked myself by becoming a rabid shipper for a ship almost no one else seems to care about one way or another (people don't dislike it, it's just there is nothing about it I can find, not in English, at least). Because there simply isn't any fic out there, good bad or indifferent. I think I have just found myself a shipper for the most obscure ship ever. I am actually even going to watch Meteor Rain because it has a vignette dealing with them. And I want to find out what happened to their equivalents in the manga. Also, shipping for a ship who does not end up together is making me kinda grouchy. She moves to Canada and he mopes for a bit and goes back to his old ways does not a happy Dangermousie make, realism be damned. The ending in Meteor Rain re: that storyline better be open ended, is all I am going to say.

4. Jackie on Veronica Mars. I love the girl. She is not this season's Logan (a hated character we begin to like), she is this season's Veronica. Someone who is shallow and useless but grows and matures under pressure. After all, watching the show with Veronica 1.0, shallow, shy, Lilly-follower, lover of puppies and kittens and ditcher of unpopular people, would be deadly dull. Yay Jackie! You are cooler than status quo Veronica, actually.

5. Lee and Dee: pretty together. Happy and nice together. Good for them, but not very exciting to watch. So I am OK with them being the eternal ship as long as they don't spend too much time on them.

6. I am still obsessed with Fushigi Yuugi. I have the hots for a 17-year-old martial genius from a book world patterned on Ancient China, which is kinda disturbing. But I can't help it. I also have an urge to be immature and write Miaka+Tamahome=4evr on my notebooks. Except I don't have any notebooks any more. Also, Trigun is love (and peace, I suppose).

7. I have the horrifying thought that I already ran through Hollywood and Bollywood movies and now have moved on to Asian entertainment (it certainly helps that the world is full of pretty men of every ethnicity), so what shall I do when I run through that? I don't think Namibia makes that many films.

8. Bollywood is good. Also full of eye candy.
Exhibit 1, Zayed Khan: Hotness here )
Exhibit 2, John Abraham: Hotness here )
Exhibit 3, Hrithik Roshan: Hotness here )
Exhibit 4, Kunal Kapoor: Hotness here )
dangermousie: (Max White Room (by walkinthepark))
1. Last Exile is totally boring me. I went from watching it while reading to taking a bath while Husband watches it. He just summarizes it all for me. But it severely appeals to him so it makes me happy as must make up for his having to a. drag me to bed at 3:30am yesterday from watching Meteor Garden (me: I'll come to bed soon, I promise. him: I know you, you'll watch it till 7 am) and b. having to, in consequence, to put up with me watching it today.

2. Finding good anime fanfic is impossible. If you like weird, uncanonical slash pairings, you can find good fic actually. But look for normal Hana Yori Dango fic? Or Fushigi Yuugi? Or MARS? Or Escaflowne? Or Trigun? Give it up. In the best case scenario, you are going to get badly spelled Doumyouji/Tsukushi sex or how it's Van and Hitomi turning into R&J. In the worst case scenario? Let's just say that it makes Harry Potter mpreg seem nice. Surely I can't be the only grown-up person who likes any of these and likes fic. But hey, it's still better than finding Meteor Garden fic. Because there isn't any. Do I have to write my own? I want to read DMS/SC fic. Now. Argh.

3. I have a horrible temptation to write some Shi-Mein/Shiao You fic. Or (depending on the spelling) Xi Men/Xiao You fic. Heck, I am not even even sure how to spell their names but I don't care, because have shocked myself by becoming a rabid shipper for a ship almost no one else seems to care about one way or another (people don't dislike it, it's just there is nothing about it I can find, not in English, at least). Because there simply isn't any fic out there, good bad or indifferent. I think I have just found myself a shipper for the most obscure ship ever. I am actually even going to watch Meteor Rain because it has a vignette dealing with them. And I want to find out what happened to their equivalents in the manga. Also, shipping for a ship who does not end up together is making me kinda grouchy. She moves to Canada and he mopes for a bit and goes back to his old ways does not a happy Dangermousie make, realism be damned. The ending in Meteor Rain re: that storyline better be open ended, is all I am going to say.

4. Jackie on Veronica Mars. I love the girl. She is not this season's Logan (a hated character we begin to like), she is this season's Veronica. Someone who is shallow and useless but grows and matures under pressure. After all, watching the show with Veronica 1.0, shallow, shy, Lilly-follower, lover of puppies and kittens and ditcher of unpopular people, would be deadly dull. Yay Jackie! You are cooler than status quo Veronica, actually.

5. Lee and Dee: pretty together. Happy and nice together. Good for them, but not very exciting to watch. So I am OK with them being the eternal ship as long as they don't spend too much time on them.

6. I am still obsessed with Fushigi Yuugi. I have the hots for a 17-year-old martial genius from a book world patterned on Ancient China, which is kinda disturbing. But I can't help it. I also have an urge to be immature and write Miaka+Tamahome=4evr on my notebooks. Except I don't have any notebooks any more. Also, Trigun is love (and peace, I suppose).

7. I have the horrifying thought that I already ran through Hollywood and Bollywood movies and now have moved on to Asian entertainment (it certainly helps that the world is full of pretty men of every ethnicity), so what shall I do when I run through that? I don't think Namibia makes that many films.

8. Bollywood is good. Also full of eye candy.
Exhibit 1, Zayed Khan: Hotness here )
Exhibit 2, John Abraham: Hotness here )
Exhibit 3, Hrithik Roshan: Hotness here )
Exhibit 4, Kunal Kapoor: Hotness here )

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