dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
Yes. I am insane. I have not seen the first 12 eps but am streaming 13 as need to find out the state of the ship - yes, the ship I ship before having seen the drama. Whatever. Am insane. What else is new.

Shippy spoiler )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
Yes. I am insane. I have not seen the first 12 eps but am streaming 13 as need to find out the state of the ship - yes, the ship I ship before having seen the drama. Whatever. Am insane. What else is new.

Shippy spoiler )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
Yes. I am insane. I have not seen the first 12 eps but am streaming 13 as need to find out the state of the ship - yes, the ship I ship before having seen the drama. Whatever. Am insane. What else is new.

Shippy spoiler )
dangermousie: (HGD field by miss-dian)
Since the baby is asleep I had plans. Plans.

Guess what - they are no more. I am now going to start Triple.

I hate you, [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf.

Because of this cap )

If it breaks my heart by not having them be canon, I am going to blame YOU.

In other news, Kang Ji Hwan continues to be my favorite kdrama guy ever:



Thus a small picspam largely from his Japanese fanmeet )

Oh, and Take Care of the Lady looks so cute but I will SO be shipping the wrong ship.



How could I not?

It could be like a trivia question: in her last drama she cross-dressed as a boy and he cross-dressed as a girl :)

More cute pics )
dangermousie: (HGD field by miss-dian)
Since the baby is asleep I had plans. Plans.

Guess what - they are no more. I am now going to start Triple.

I hate you, [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf.

Because of this cap )

If it breaks my heart by not having them be canon, I am going to blame YOU.

In other news, Kang Ji Hwan continues to be my favorite kdrama guy ever:



Thus a small picspam largely from his Japanese fanmeet )

Oh, and Take Care of the Lady looks so cute but I will SO be shipping the wrong ship.



How could I not?

It could be like a trivia question: in her last drama she cross-dressed as a boy and he cross-dressed as a girl :)

More cute pics )
dangermousie: (HGD field by miss-dian)
Since the baby is asleep I had plans. Plans.

Guess what - they are no more. I am now going to start Triple.

I hate you, [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf.

Because of this cap )

If it breaks my heart by not having them be canon, I am going to blame YOU.

In other news, Kang Ji Hwan continues to be my favorite kdrama guy ever:



Thus a small picspam largely from his Japanese fanmeet )

Oh, and Take Care of the Lady looks so cute but I will SO be shipping the wrong ship.



How could I not?

It could be like a trivia question: in her last drama she cross-dressed as a boy and he cross-dressed as a girl :)

More cute pics )
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
I've started rereading L.M. Bujold's space opera Miles Vorkosigan series, starting with the chronologically first - "The Warrior's Apprentice." It's been years since I've read them last but I find they hold up very well, even though when I first read them, at 21, I was only a few years away from Miles at 17 in TWA and Miles of 30 in e.g. "Memory" seemed light years away, as opposed to someone my age.

For those unfamiliar with the books, MV books are a clever, fun (and sometimes angsty. Memoray made me BAWL) space adventure stories following Miles Vorkosigan, the only son of a former Regent of a royalist, military-minded planet Barrayar which seems, to me, a bit loosely based on Russia (in this future world, there are a number of inhabited planets populated by descendants of Earth colonists). Due to an assassination attempt on his parents when Miles was still in utero, Miles has been born twisted and deformed and even with the best treatments, he stands 4-feet-something, has brittle bones, a disproportionately large head, and crooked shoulders. This is a heavy burden anywhere, but especially on Barrayar where the superstitious still see "mutations" as something one kills for. But Miles compensates for his unsightly body with a manic hyperactive personality, incredible brain, and sheer guts. He can be tormented and is compassionate from long experience with pain, but don't mess with him.

I confess that despite his extreme physical lack of appeal, I was rather in major fictional love with him. Mainly because he is so brilliant and overcomes so much, but also because he is so fun!

"The Warrior's Apprentice" starts when Miles fails the exams into a military academy due to his handicaps and on a trip to 'get over it" organized by his worried parents, accidentally (no, really, it's awesome) acquires a fleet of mercenaries...And it goes on from there.

If Bujold has a weakness, it's her lack of ability to write convincing or interesting female characters (which is odd, seeing she is a woman herself). She has written one amazing heroine - Cordelia Naismith, Miles' incredible mother and the heroine of two novels: Shards of Honor and Barrayar. Cordelia, tough as nails, with a sense of humor, and a scary degree of pragmatism, is one of my favorite fictional women. In fact, of all those series of books, the two that center on Cordelia and Aral (Miles' father) are probably my favorite. Alas, Bujold never replicated the feat again. There are three major women characters in the Miles books - Elena (Miles' first love and then one of his officers), Elli Queen (a mercenary and his on-off girlfriend) and Ekaterin (the woman Miles eventually marries). Elena comes closest to being a realistic person (even if one I cannot identify with in any way) but she is still ridiculously indistinct and not very likeable. She feels more than generic. Elli Queen is a vague form in my head, so unmemorable she doesn't stick out at all. Ekaterin? I loathe (Komarr, where she is first introduced, was my first Miles book and remains my least favorite) but even worse, she also doesn't feel interesting or real. I think Bujold was trying to go for Lord Peter/Harriet dynamic but she failed, with Ekaterin being like something out of a Lifetime Channel movie. I am sympathetic to her issues in abstract but when compared to everything in life Miles had to deal with, or even more to the point, what Cordelia had to deal with and overcome, she seems so dull and useless, I am sort of puzzled as to why Miles likes her.

Anyway, most of the books don't feature women much (except for the two Cordelia ones, and then unfortunately for me, the Ekaterin books) so that is not too much of an issue.

In other news, I was briefly tempted to check out Triple when I found out it was written by Coffee Prince/Capital Scandal lady but then I took a look at Lee Jung Jae and that wish subsided. What a singularly ugly man! Yes, am shallow.
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
I've started rereading L.M. Bujold's space opera Miles Vorkosigan series, starting with the chronologically first - "The Warrior's Apprentice." It's been years since I've read them last but I find they hold up very well, even though when I first read them, at 21, I was only a few years away from Miles at 17 in TWA and Miles of 30 in e.g. "Memory" seemed light years away, as opposed to someone my age.

For those unfamiliar with the books, MV books are a clever, fun (and sometimes angsty. Memoray made me BAWL) space adventure stories following Miles Vorkosigan, the only son of a former Regent of a royalist, military-minded planet Barrayar which seems, to me, a bit loosely based on Russia (in this future world, there are a number of inhabited planets populated by descendants of Earth colonists). Due to an assassination attempt on his parents when Miles was still in utero, Miles has been born twisted and deformed and even with the best treatments, he stands 4-feet-something, has brittle bones, a disproportionately large head, and crooked shoulders. This is a heavy burden anywhere, but especially on Barrayar where the superstitious still see "mutations" as something one kills for. But Miles compensates for his unsightly body with a manic hyperactive personality, incredible brain, and sheer guts. He can be tormented and is compassionate from long experience with pain, but don't mess with him.

I confess that despite his extreme physical lack of appeal, I was rather in major fictional love with him. Mainly because he is so brilliant and overcomes so much, but also because he is so fun!

"The Warrior's Apprentice" starts when Miles fails the exams into a military academy due to his handicaps and on a trip to 'get over it" organized by his worried parents, accidentally (no, really, it's awesome) acquires a fleet of mercenaries...And it goes on from there.

If Bujold has a weakness, it's her lack of ability to write convincing or interesting female characters (which is odd, seeing she is a woman herself). She has written one amazing heroine - Cordelia Naismith, Miles' incredible mother and the heroine of two novels: Shards of Honor and Barrayar. Cordelia, tough as nails, with a sense of humor, and a scary degree of pragmatism, is one of my favorite fictional women. In fact, of all those series of books, the two that center on Cordelia and Aral (Miles' father) are probably my favorite. Alas, Bujold never replicated the feat again. There are three major women characters in the Miles books - Elena (Miles' first love and then one of his officers), Elli Queen (a mercenary and his on-off girlfriend) and Ekaterin (the woman Miles eventually marries). Elena comes closest to being a realistic person (even if one I cannot identify with in any way) but she is still ridiculously indistinct and not very likeable. She feels more than generic. Elli Queen is a vague form in my head, so unmemorable she doesn't stick out at all. Ekaterin? I loathe (Komarr, where she is first introduced, was my first Miles book and remains my least favorite) but even worse, she also doesn't feel interesting or real. I think Bujold was trying to go for Lord Peter/Harriet dynamic but she failed, with Ekaterin being like something out of a Lifetime Channel movie. I am sympathetic to her issues in abstract but when compared to everything in life Miles had to deal with, or even more to the point, what Cordelia had to deal with and overcome, she seems so dull and useless, I am sort of puzzled as to why Miles likes her.

Anyway, most of the books don't feature women much (except for the two Cordelia ones, and then unfortunately for me, the Ekaterin books) so that is not too much of an issue.

In other news, I was briefly tempted to check out Triple when I found out it was written by Coffee Prince/Capital Scandal lady but then I took a look at Lee Jung Jae and that wish subsided. What a singularly ugly man! Yes, am shallow.
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
I've started rereading L.M. Bujold's space opera Miles Vorkosigan series, starting with the chronologically first - "The Warrior's Apprentice." It's been years since I've read them last but I find they hold up very well, even though when I first read them, at 21, I was only a few years away from Miles at 17 in TWA and Miles of 30 in e.g. "Memory" seemed light years away, as opposed to someone my age.

For those unfamiliar with the books, MV books are a clever, fun (and sometimes angsty. Memoray made me BAWL) space adventure stories following Miles Vorkosigan, the only son of a former Regent of a royalist, military-minded planet Barrayar which seems, to me, a bit loosely based on Russia (in this future world, there are a number of inhabited planets populated by descendants of Earth colonists). Due to an assassination attempt on his parents when Miles was still in utero, Miles has been born twisted and deformed and even with the best treatments, he stands 4-feet-something, has brittle bones, a disproportionately large head, and crooked shoulders. This is a heavy burden anywhere, but especially on Barrayar where the superstitious still see "mutations" as something one kills for. But Miles compensates for his unsightly body with a manic hyperactive personality, incredible brain, and sheer guts. He can be tormented and is compassionate from long experience with pain, but don't mess with him.

I confess that despite his extreme physical lack of appeal, I was rather in major fictional love with him. Mainly because he is so brilliant and overcomes so much, but also because he is so fun!

"The Warrior's Apprentice" starts when Miles fails the exams into a military academy due to his handicaps and on a trip to 'get over it" organized by his worried parents, accidentally (no, really, it's awesome) acquires a fleet of mercenaries...And it goes on from there.

If Bujold has a weakness, it's her lack of ability to write convincing or interesting female characters (which is odd, seeing she is a woman herself). She has written one amazing heroine - Cordelia Naismith, Miles' incredible mother and the heroine of two novels: Shards of Honor and Barrayar. Cordelia, tough as nails, with a sense of humor, and a scary degree of pragmatism, is one of my favorite fictional women. In fact, of all those series of books, the two that center on Cordelia and Aral (Miles' father) are probably my favorite. Alas, Bujold never replicated the feat again. There are three major women characters in the Miles books - Elena (Miles' first love and then one of his officers), Elli Queen (a mercenary and his on-off girlfriend) and Ekaterin (the woman Miles eventually marries). Elena comes closest to being a realistic person (even if one I cannot identify with in any way) but she is still ridiculously indistinct and not very likeable. She feels more than generic. Elli Queen is a vague form in my head, so unmemorable she doesn't stick out at all. Ekaterin? I loathe (Komarr, where she is first introduced, was my first Miles book and remains my least favorite) but even worse, she also doesn't feel interesting or real. I think Bujold was trying to go for Lord Peter/Harriet dynamic but she failed, with Ekaterin being like something out of a Lifetime Channel movie. I am sympathetic to her issues in abstract but when compared to everything in life Miles had to deal with, or even more to the point, what Cordelia had to deal with and overcome, she seems so dull and useless, I am sort of puzzled as to why Miles likes her.

Anyway, most of the books don't feature women much (except for the two Cordelia ones, and then unfortunately for me, the Ekaterin books) so that is not too much of an issue.

In other news, I was briefly tempted to check out Triple when I found out it was written by Coffee Prince/Capital Scandal lady but then I took a look at Lee Jung Jae and that wish subsided. What a singularly ugly man! Yes, am shallow.
dangermousie: (Silence kiss by winterspel)
I am a little behind in Black and White due to various things but have finished ep 13 earlier and - GUH. Seriously, this drama is so good. For one thing, there is the pace - it never drags and you actually have to pay close attention to everything that is going on or you will miss something in the very twisty plot. For another, nothing can be taken for granted. Every time I think I get a handle on it, it slips away.

Random thoughts:

* Zai Tian's much-lamented Burger Girl. When her body was not identified as among the victims at the blast site, I automatically assumed that her sweetness and altruism were a front for something dark and she has probably escaped and was some sort of an important figure in the underworld. I've seen a lot of action movies. But no, it's clear she is one of the two unclaimed victims, because she had no family (the scene with Zai Tian starting to sob as Forensics Girl explains the procedure for claiming corpses and how they only found her skull etc etc is just - he is so quiet about it, and restrained, sort of covering his face with his hands, it moves me more because it's not wildly over the top). I do find it interesting how, most likely, she wasn't killed for anything related to her or Zai Tian - it seems clear that the blast was to eliminate that guy with the info. She just happened in the wrong place at the wrong time.

* I like Ying Xiong, the Hero Cop (though less than I do Zai Tian) but his tendency to jump to conclusions is getting a bit irritating - it's not an Olympic sport! Also, why isn't he suspecting the Lunch Lady? (The cute girl who always hangs out with Hulk). I do. This said, the scene with him and Chen Lin, where she is so open that she likes Zai Tian and also asks if YX would be willing to give up being a policeman to be with her and he actually thinks about it (OMG) - I felt sorry for him.

* Speaking of Chen Lin. How awesome is she? She escaped from a bomb-rigged elevator and the would-be assassins knew she would - they predicated their plan on it! I also love how forthright she is. As soon as she realizes she is in love with Zai Tian she goes and tells him - her confession to him, when he sits there and doesn't say a word and she is so open and addresses his abandonment issues too, if pretty darn amazing! I love how she realizes that he is grieving for Burger Girl and places no demands on him to reciprocate her feelings - that would be selfish. But she is not selfish about it, she just wants for him to know where she stands. I love her to bits.

* There is another indication that Zai Tian is the Chairman's illegitimate son (Da Yan seems to hint as much to the mob co-leader. Btw, I was all set to suspect co-leader because of murder of undercover policeman and then they pulled the rug from under that suspicion by having him tell the chairman of it, i.e. not hiding it a bit). NO! No way! I refuse to believe Zai Tian and Chen Lin are half-siblings. Nooooo! Please no!!! Also, what kind of WTF father would, upon locating his kid, have him kidnapped, give him involuntary plastic surgery, and set-up with a fake identity. That is a whole other level of insane! I tend to think that, instead, Zai Tian is that "someone" who the Chairman is protecting - for what reason is unclear - I don't think Zai Tian really has his memories so he doesn't know either. Can he be a former member of that secret mercenary group? It seems unlikely - they have that operation which removes any compassion and Zai Tian, with all his flaws, is not unfeeling in the least.

* Speaking of Zai Tian. I love him even more when he is so serious and quiet than when he is dorky hyper (and how interesting, he went from wearing white to black - hmmm). I loved the scene of him with the Forensics Girl. I could ship them, if I didn't love Chen Lin too much. not siblings not siblings not siblings! Forensics Girl is pure awesome, though going to a crime scene in the middle of the night when the case is so creepy and conspiracy-ish, probably not the smartest.

* The Hot Dog Guy = LOVE. I think he is some sort of super-assassin but with a consicence? LOVE.

In other news, my interest in the upcoming kdrama Triple went from obsessive to non-existent. The reasons for it are two-fold. One, they replaced Kang Ji hwan, my favorite kdrama actor, with Lee Jung-Jae (I know he is famous but I have never seen him in anything, and I find him pretty unattractive, to say the least). And second, the topic of figure-skating seems to have become a sideline and it's all about *yawn* ad executives. A drama about ad guys with a lead I dislike? No, thank you. I think I'll be too busy obsessing over Swallow the Sun, which airs at the same time and has leads I adore plus mercenaries as a topic, to care though.
dangermousie: (Silence kiss by winterspel)
I am a little behind in Black and White due to various things but have finished ep 13 earlier and - GUH. Seriously, this drama is so good. For one thing, there is the pace - it never drags and you actually have to pay close attention to everything that is going on or you will miss something in the very twisty plot. For another, nothing can be taken for granted. Every time I think I get a handle on it, it slips away.

Random thoughts:

* Zai Tian's much-lamented Burger Girl. When her body was not identified as among the victims at the blast site, I automatically assumed that her sweetness and altruism were a front for something dark and she has probably escaped and was some sort of an important figure in the underworld. I've seen a lot of action movies. But no, it's clear she is one of the two unclaimed victims, because she had no family (the scene with Zai Tian starting to sob as Forensics Girl explains the procedure for claiming corpses and how they only found her skull etc etc is just - he is so quiet about it, and restrained, sort of covering his face with his hands, it moves me more because it's not wildly over the top). I do find it interesting how, most likely, she wasn't killed for anything related to her or Zai Tian - it seems clear that the blast was to eliminate that guy with the info. She just happened in the wrong place at the wrong time.

* I like Ying Xiong, the Hero Cop (though less than I do Zai Tian) but his tendency to jump to conclusions is getting a bit irritating - it's not an Olympic sport! Also, why isn't he suspecting the Lunch Lady? (The cute girl who always hangs out with Hulk). I do. This said, the scene with him and Chen Lin, where she is so open that she likes Zai Tian and also asks if YX would be willing to give up being a policeman to be with her and he actually thinks about it (OMG) - I felt sorry for him.

* Speaking of Chen Lin. How awesome is she? She escaped from a bomb-rigged elevator and the would-be assassins knew she would - they predicated their plan on it! I also love how forthright she is. As soon as she realizes she is in love with Zai Tian she goes and tells him - her confession to him, when he sits there and doesn't say a word and she is so open and addresses his abandonment issues too, if pretty darn amazing! I love how she realizes that he is grieving for Burger Girl and places no demands on him to reciprocate her feelings - that would be selfish. But she is not selfish about it, she just wants for him to know where she stands. I love her to bits.

* There is another indication that Zai Tian is the Chairman's illegitimate son (Da Yan seems to hint as much to the mob co-leader. Btw, I was all set to suspect co-leader because of murder of undercover policeman and then they pulled the rug from under that suspicion by having him tell the chairman of it, i.e. not hiding it a bit). NO! No way! I refuse to believe Zai Tian and Chen Lin are half-siblings. Nooooo! Please no!!! Also, what kind of WTF father would, upon locating his kid, have him kidnapped, give him involuntary plastic surgery, and set-up with a fake identity. That is a whole other level of insane! I tend to think that, instead, Zai Tian is that "someone" who the Chairman is protecting - for what reason is unclear - I don't think Zai Tian really has his memories so he doesn't know either. Can he be a former member of that secret mercenary group? It seems unlikely - they have that operation which removes any compassion and Zai Tian, with all his flaws, is not unfeeling in the least.

* Speaking of Zai Tian. I love him even more when he is so serious and quiet than when he is dorky hyper (and how interesting, he went from wearing white to black - hmmm). I loved the scene of him with the Forensics Girl. I could ship them, if I didn't love Chen Lin too much. not siblings not siblings not siblings! Forensics Girl is pure awesome, though going to a crime scene in the middle of the night when the case is so creepy and conspiracy-ish, probably not the smartest.

* The Hot Dog Guy = LOVE. I think he is some sort of super-assassin but with a consicence? LOVE.

In other news, my interest in the upcoming kdrama Triple went from obsessive to non-existent. The reasons for it are two-fold. One, they replaced Kang Ji hwan, my favorite kdrama actor, with Lee Jung-Jae (I know he is famous but I have never seen him in anything, and I find him pretty unattractive, to say the least). And second, the topic of figure-skating seems to have become a sideline and it's all about *yawn* ad executives. A drama about ad guys with a lead I dislike? No, thank you. I think I'll be too busy obsessing over Swallow the Sun, which airs at the same time and has leads I adore plus mercenaries as a topic, to care though.
dangermousie: (Silence kiss by winterspel)
I am a little behind in Black and White due to various things but have finished ep 13 earlier and - GUH. Seriously, this drama is so good. For one thing, there is the pace - it never drags and you actually have to pay close attention to everything that is going on or you will miss something in the very twisty plot. For another, nothing can be taken for granted. Every time I think I get a handle on it, it slips away.

Random thoughts:

* Zai Tian's much-lamented Burger Girl. When her body was not identified as among the victims at the blast site, I automatically assumed that her sweetness and altruism were a front for something dark and she has probably escaped and was some sort of an important figure in the underworld. I've seen a lot of action movies. But no, it's clear she is one of the two unclaimed victims, because she had no family (the scene with Zai Tian starting to sob as Forensics Girl explains the procedure for claiming corpses and how they only found her skull etc etc is just - he is so quiet about it, and restrained, sort of covering his face with his hands, it moves me more because it's not wildly over the top). I do find it interesting how, most likely, she wasn't killed for anything related to her or Zai Tian - it seems clear that the blast was to eliminate that guy with the info. She just happened in the wrong place at the wrong time.

* I like Ying Xiong, the Hero Cop (though less than I do Zai Tian) but his tendency to jump to conclusions is getting a bit irritating - it's not an Olympic sport! Also, why isn't he suspecting the Lunch Lady? (The cute girl who always hangs out with Hulk). I do. This said, the scene with him and Chen Lin, where she is so open that she likes Zai Tian and also asks if YX would be willing to give up being a policeman to be with her and he actually thinks about it (OMG) - I felt sorry for him.

* Speaking of Chen Lin. How awesome is she? She escaped from a bomb-rigged elevator and the would-be assassins knew she would - they predicated their plan on it! I also love how forthright she is. As soon as she realizes she is in love with Zai Tian she goes and tells him - her confession to him, when he sits there and doesn't say a word and she is so open and addresses his abandonment issues too, if pretty darn amazing! I love how she realizes that he is grieving for Burger Girl and places no demands on him to reciprocate her feelings - that would be selfish. But she is not selfish about it, she just wants for him to know where she stands. I love her to bits.

* There is another indication that Zai Tian is the Chairman's illegitimate son (Da Yan seems to hint as much to the mob co-leader. Btw, I was all set to suspect co-leader because of murder of undercover policeman and then they pulled the rug from under that suspicion by having him tell the chairman of it, i.e. not hiding it a bit). NO! No way! I refuse to believe Zai Tian and Chen Lin are half-siblings. Nooooo! Please no!!! Also, what kind of WTF father would, upon locating his kid, have him kidnapped, give him involuntary plastic surgery, and set-up with a fake identity. That is a whole other level of insane! I tend to think that, instead, Zai Tian is that "someone" who the Chairman is protecting - for what reason is unclear - I don't think Zai Tian really has his memories so he doesn't know either. Can he be a former member of that secret mercenary group? It seems unlikely - they have that operation which removes any compassion and Zai Tian, with all his flaws, is not unfeeling in the least.

* Speaking of Zai Tian. I love him even more when he is so serious and quiet than when he is dorky hyper (and how interesting, he went from wearing white to black - hmmm). I loved the scene of him with the Forensics Girl. I could ship them, if I didn't love Chen Lin too much. not siblings not siblings not siblings! Forensics Girl is pure awesome, though going to a crime scene in the middle of the night when the case is so creepy and conspiracy-ish, probably not the smartest.

* The Hot Dog Guy = LOVE. I think he is some sort of super-assassin but with a consicence? LOVE.

In other news, my interest in the upcoming kdrama Triple went from obsessive to non-existent. The reasons for it are two-fold. One, they replaced Kang Ji hwan, my favorite kdrama actor, with Lee Jung-Jae (I know he is famous but I have never seen him in anything, and I find him pretty unattractive, to say the least). And second, the topic of figure-skating seems to have become a sideline and it's all about *yawn* ad executives. A drama about ad guys with a lead I dislike? No, thank you. I think I'll be too busy obsessing over Swallow the Sun, which airs at the same time and has leads I adore plus mercenaries as a topic, to care though.
dangermousie: (Lives of Others by alexandral)
I haven't had much time for dramas in the last few days but on the plus note, Baby Mousie is now trying to shape consonants with her mouth, really really hard - I think she is trying to say the letter "p". Her babble now sounds a bit more like talking.

1. I did catch up on ep 12 of Black and White which was (big shock, here) awesome. The confrontation with Zai Tian and Chen Lin = winning my heart. I confess I am getting more and more obssessed with interesed in Zai Tian and less and less in Ying Xiong - the latter is cool (and hot) but much less messed-up and not a mystery.

2. Where are the subs for Smile? I can't find any past ep 2. It's Matsujun, people. Matsujun. You are telling me that if a subber is slow others won't pick up the slack? *emoface*. Must have more Bito and Hana as am in mad withdrawal. This is the first jdrama I've been interested in, in a year+ and with my luck it's the one with irregular subs. If the subs are not coming out ever again, fine, I'll watch raw (because that's how much I love it) but still, *repeat emoface*.

3. Speaking of jdramas, I really need to continue Byakuyakou. I stopped a bit back but I loved it - must watch more. Ditto for Ice World. Am clearly lamo with no attention span.

4. Still haven't had a chance to start Brilliant Legacy but this pic of the leads cracked me up immensely:



Larger hilarious pic of male lead )

5. Is it just me or does this promo shot for Swallow the Sun makes them look like Asian version of G.I. Joe?



I especially love the dude in the pimpalicious yellow jacket. It's his cammo when he infiltrates the color-blind. But, oh boy, how is Ji Sung so darn pretty? He remains the only kdrama star, besides Hae Hee, who looked good even with the military haircut.

6. I have just discovered (yes am backward) the streaming feature on Netflix. Buh-bye world as I shall be occupied by it: they have all sorts of things there, from silent movies to anime (I am sure subbed but even if I prefer dubbed, I don't prefer it enough to not watch via streaming)

7. I think we have someone auditioning for being Young Voldemort:



I haven't seen pop star TOP (what kind of a name is it anyway? Is there another member of his band named BOTTOM?) in anything, but this pic, ott moody as it is, got me even more excited for IRIS, where he plays an assassin, presumably after our awesome leading man, Lee Byung Hun.

8. Because one can never have too much of the adorable Yoon Kye Sang (Sister in law is 19, Crazy for You, Who are you), here is a pic from upcoming Triple:

Pic here )

9. Dumas' The Women's War is quite entertaining - I don't care for the hero (don't hate him or anything but he is not particuarly compelling) but not only are the poltics fun, the two female lead characters, the "well-behaved" Claire de Cambes (who nontheless rides around dressed as a man and is actively involved in a Civil War) and Nanon de Lartigues (a very clever, ambitious lover of a powerful old Duke. She is portrayed positively, which I loved) are very very awesome. I think they should stop competing for the love of a rather light-weight hero and instead have an awesome lesbian affair.

10. Get to see Star Trek this weekend. So excited!
dangermousie: (Lives of Others by alexandral)
I haven't had much time for dramas in the last few days but on the plus note, Baby Mousie is now trying to shape consonants with her mouth, really really hard - I think she is trying to say the letter "p". Her babble now sounds a bit more like talking.

1. I did catch up on ep 12 of Black and White which was (big shock, here) awesome. The confrontation with Zai Tian and Chen Lin = winning my heart. I confess I am getting more and more obssessed with interesed in Zai Tian and less and less in Ying Xiong - the latter is cool (and hot) but much less messed-up and not a mystery.

2. Where are the subs for Smile? I can't find any past ep 2. It's Matsujun, people. Matsujun. You are telling me that if a subber is slow others won't pick up the slack? *emoface*. Must have more Bito and Hana as am in mad withdrawal. This is the first jdrama I've been interested in, in a year+ and with my luck it's the one with irregular subs. If the subs are not coming out ever again, fine, I'll watch raw (because that's how much I love it) but still, *repeat emoface*.

3. Speaking of jdramas, I really need to continue Byakuyakou. I stopped a bit back but I loved it - must watch more. Ditto for Ice World. Am clearly lamo with no attention span.

4. Still haven't had a chance to start Brilliant Legacy but this pic of the leads cracked me up immensely:



Larger hilarious pic of male lead )

5. Is it just me or does this promo shot for Swallow the Sun makes them look like Asian version of G.I. Joe?



I especially love the dude in the pimpalicious yellow jacket. It's his cammo when he infiltrates the color-blind. But, oh boy, how is Ji Sung so darn pretty? He remains the only kdrama star, besides Hae Hee, who looked good even with the military haircut.

6. I have just discovered (yes am backward) the streaming feature on Netflix. Buh-bye world as I shall be occupied by it: they have all sorts of things there, from silent movies to anime (I am sure subbed but even if I prefer dubbed, I don't prefer it enough to not watch via streaming)

7. I think we have someone auditioning for being Young Voldemort:



I haven't seen pop star TOP (what kind of a name is it anyway? Is there another member of his band named BOTTOM?) in anything, but this pic, ott moody as it is, got me even more excited for IRIS, where he plays an assassin, presumably after our awesome leading man, Lee Byung Hun.

8. Because one can never have too much of the adorable Yoon Kye Sang (Sister in law is 19, Crazy for You, Who are you), here is a pic from upcoming Triple:

Pic here )

9. Dumas' The Women's War is quite entertaining - I don't care for the hero (don't hate him or anything but he is not particuarly compelling) but not only are the poltics fun, the two female lead characters, the "well-behaved" Claire de Cambes (who nontheless rides around dressed as a man and is actively involved in a Civil War) and Nanon de Lartigues (a very clever, ambitious lover of a powerful old Duke. She is portrayed positively, which I loved) are very very awesome. I think they should stop competing for the love of a rather light-weight hero and instead have an awesome lesbian affair.

10. Get to see Star Trek this weekend. So excited!
dangermousie: (Lives of Others by alexandral)
I haven't had much time for dramas in the last few days but on the plus note, Baby Mousie is now trying to shape consonants with her mouth, really really hard - I think she is trying to say the letter "p". Her babble now sounds a bit more like talking.

1. I did catch up on ep 12 of Black and White which was (big shock, here) awesome. The confrontation with Zai Tian and Chen Lin = winning my heart. I confess I am getting more and more obssessed with interesed in Zai Tian and less and less in Ying Xiong - the latter is cool (and hot) but much less messed-up and not a mystery.

2. Where are the subs for Smile? I can't find any past ep 2. It's Matsujun, people. Matsujun. You are telling me that if a subber is slow others won't pick up the slack? *emoface*. Must have more Bito and Hana as am in mad withdrawal. This is the first jdrama I've been interested in, in a year+ and with my luck it's the one with irregular subs. If the subs are not coming out ever again, fine, I'll watch raw (because that's how much I love it) but still, *repeat emoface*.

3. Speaking of jdramas, I really need to continue Byakuyakou. I stopped a bit back but I loved it - must watch more. Ditto for Ice World. Am clearly lamo with no attention span.

4. Still haven't had a chance to start Brilliant Legacy but this pic of the leads cracked me up immensely:



Larger hilarious pic of male lead )

5. Is it just me or does this promo shot for Swallow the Sun makes them look like Asian version of G.I. Joe?



I especially love the dude in the pimpalicious yellow jacket. It's his cammo when he infiltrates the color-blind. But, oh boy, how is Ji Sung so darn pretty? He remains the only kdrama star, besides Hae Hee, who looked good even with the military haircut.

6. I have just discovered (yes am backward) the streaming feature on Netflix. Buh-bye world as I shall be occupied by it: they have all sorts of things there, from silent movies to anime (I am sure subbed but even if I prefer dubbed, I don't prefer it enough to not watch via streaming)

7. I think we have someone auditioning for being Young Voldemort:



I haven't seen pop star TOP (what kind of a name is it anyway? Is there another member of his band named BOTTOM?) in anything, but this pic, ott moody as it is, got me even more excited for IRIS, where he plays an assassin, presumably after our awesome leading man, Lee Byung Hun.

8. Because one can never have too much of the adorable Yoon Kye Sang (Sister in law is 19, Crazy for You, Who are you), here is a pic from upcoming Triple:

Pic here )

9. Dumas' The Women's War is quite entertaining - I don't care for the hero (don't hate him or anything but he is not particuarly compelling) but not only are the poltics fun, the two female lead characters, the "well-behaved" Claire de Cambes (who nontheless rides around dressed as a man and is actively involved in a Civil War) and Nanon de Lartigues (a very clever, ambitious lover of a powerful old Duke. She is portrayed positively, which I loved) are very very awesome. I think they should stop competing for the love of a rather light-weight hero and instead have an awesome lesbian affair.

10. Get to see Star Trek this weekend. So excited!
dangermousie: (Iris)
Sung Yuri is looking pretty lovely in the bts from Swallow the Sun:



Seeing that she recently replaced Lee Da Hae as my favorite kdrama actress? SQUEE.

Regular trailer behind cut )

And here is a trailer of the backstory to StS' mains (presumably their parents or whatever).

It is behind cut )

Oh God, yes, please. I have such a weakness for dramas involving war (which is why I love period dramas from ancient ones like Legend to fairly modern ones like Seoul 1945, which is why I have been tracking Eyes of Dawn down like mad, which is why I loved Lobbyist, which is why I keep hoping that mercenary/war correspondent drama with Rain would get made, and am excited about the rumors of a war drama with Kwon Sang Woo).

Yes, I fear I am turning into a one-woman StS pushing machine, but I figure the other biggies of the year also anticipated by me, IRIS and Triple, don't need any extra pushing, seeing the way my flist goes. :)

(I am also excited about Friend and that upcoming drama with Kim Bum (YESSSS) as the lead, but there aren't any promos for them yet).

This is turning out a great year for kdramas which is only fair as 2008 sucked. We had Hong Gil Dong in the very beginning and Kingdom of the Winds at the very end, but other than that? Bleeeeeh.

ETA (and not relevant to anything above). I lied in my previous post. There IS one fashion drama I want to watch Fashion 70s. But that is because it involves war, betrayal, doomed love, and cool men and women.
dangermousie: (Iris)
Sung Yuri is looking pretty lovely in the bts from Swallow the Sun:



Seeing that she recently replaced Lee Da Hae as my favorite kdrama actress? SQUEE.

Regular trailer behind cut )

And here is a trailer of the backstory to StS' mains (presumably their parents or whatever).

It is behind cut )

Oh God, yes, please. I have such a weakness for dramas involving war (which is why I love period dramas from ancient ones like Legend to fairly modern ones like Seoul 1945, which is why I have been tracking Eyes of Dawn down like mad, which is why I loved Lobbyist, which is why I keep hoping that mercenary/war correspondent drama with Rain would get made, and am excited about the rumors of a war drama with Kwon Sang Woo).

Yes, I fear I am turning into a one-woman StS pushing machine, but I figure the other biggies of the year also anticipated by me, IRIS and Triple, don't need any extra pushing, seeing the way my flist goes. :)

(I am also excited about Friend and that upcoming drama with Kim Bum (YESSSS) as the lead, but there aren't any promos for them yet).

This is turning out a great year for kdramas which is only fair as 2008 sucked. We had Hong Gil Dong in the very beginning and Kingdom of the Winds at the very end, but other than that? Bleeeeeh.

ETA (and not relevant to anything above). I lied in my previous post. There IS one fashion drama I want to watch Fashion 70s. But that is because it involves war, betrayal, doomed love, and cool men and women.
dangermousie: (Iris)
Sung Yuri is looking pretty lovely in the bts from Swallow the Sun:



Seeing that she recently replaced Lee Da Hae as my favorite kdrama actress? SQUEE.

Regular trailer behind cut )

And here is a trailer of the backstory to StS' mains (presumably their parents or whatever).

It is behind cut )

Oh God, yes, please. I have such a weakness for dramas involving war (which is why I love period dramas from ancient ones like Legend to fairly modern ones like Seoul 1945, which is why I have been tracking Eyes of Dawn down like mad, which is why I loved Lobbyist, which is why I keep hoping that mercenary/war correspondent drama with Rain would get made, and am excited about the rumors of a war drama with Kwon Sang Woo).

Yes, I fear I am turning into a one-woman StS pushing machine, but I figure the other biggies of the year also anticipated by me, IRIS and Triple, don't need any extra pushing, seeing the way my flist goes. :)

(I am also excited about Friend and that upcoming drama with Kim Bum (YESSSS) as the lead, but there aren't any promos for them yet).

This is turning out a great year for kdramas which is only fair as 2008 sucked. We had Hong Gil Dong in the very beginning and Kingdom of the Winds at the very end, but other than that? Bleeeeeh.

ETA (and not relevant to anything above). I lied in my previous post. There IS one fashion drama I want to watch Fashion 70s. But that is because it involves war, betrayal, doomed love, and cool men and women.
dangermousie: (Romantic Princess by lolanicon)
Bwahahahahaaaa...apparently two fashion-themed upcoming dramas Style and Magazine Allo are wrangling about plagiatrism and copycatting and God-knows-what. (The former is claiming the latter is stealing...)

Ehhh, I couldn't care less if they both air or neither - I'd rather watch a drama about boils. The only way a fashion-themed show would be palatable to me would be if it was run by an angsty set of stepsiblings secretly in love with each other. And maybe not even then, unless the male half of the stepsibling duo liked to angst in the shower and run around shirtless in the streets.

Plus, according to dramabeans (where I got all these nuggets), Style would be going head to head with Swallow the Sun and Triple. I am madly excited for both (StS more than Triple: it has the cast/production team I love and a topic that is a narrative kink, while Triple is exciting but I still am upset that Kang Ji Hwan isn't doing it any more. I am not familiar with Lee Jung Jae at all even if he is famous...Still, PD of Coffee Prince, Yoon Kye Sang and figure-skating, even if it looks like less focus on figure-skating than I initially hoped for, so still pretty good.)

So yeah - hahahahahahaa.

In Spring Waltz news, this drama is total addictive crack. One thing that I am immensely amused by, however - the Psycho Secondary Girl keeps trying to blackmail Hero (not very successfully as he doesn't give a damn) and his adoptive parents (much more successfully) with revealing his backstory unless they let her marry him. This elicits a total WTF from me! First off, it's not as if he murdered someone as a backstory. He got illegally adopted as a 10-yr-old (i.e. small child!) by some crazy people. I can't see how that is his fault and thus I don't think he is blackmailable. But even if it is scandalous or whatever, why does it matter? He is not a Korean pop idol with a squeaky clean image, he is a classical pianist! Have you seen some of the nutcases that are famous classical pianists? There is this really famous Polish one who travels with his own piano and recently interrupted a concert in New York to give a lengthy anti-American diatribe and then continued his tour. There is the guy on whom Shine was based who was a schitzophrenic. Etcetcetc. As long as a classical musician is good, nobody cares if they have a problematic background or personality, short of them being a criminal and thus in jail. Even in the unlikely event Korean lovers of classical music are different from the rest of the world, come on! Korea must be a teeny-tiny classical music market. He won't lose a thing - I mean, are you telling me people in Austria, UK, France, US or wherever else would care and not go to his concerts because he was illegally adopted or his birth father was a crook? Bwahahahahahaaaaaaaa.

I do love how he is completely matter-of-fact about not marrying Psycho Girl. They throw an engagement party? He shows up with Heroine and announces she is the one he loves. They plan a wedding and even in the midst of his breakdown he tells them (repeatedly) he is not going through with the wedding (clear corrolary being he ain't going to participate but if they are insane and want to plan a groomless wedding, go ahead). I really wish Boys Over Flowers' gutless wonder Gu Jun Pyo had about a tenth of this emo fragile pianist's spine.
dangermousie: (Romantic Princess by lolanicon)
Bwahahahahaaaa...apparently two fashion-themed upcoming dramas Style and Magazine Allo are wrangling about plagiatrism and copycatting and God-knows-what. (The former is claiming the latter is stealing...)

Ehhh, I couldn't care less if they both air or neither - I'd rather watch a drama about boils. The only way a fashion-themed show would be palatable to me would be if it was run by an angsty set of stepsiblings secretly in love with each other. And maybe not even then, unless the male half of the stepsibling duo liked to angst in the shower and run around shirtless in the streets.

Plus, according to dramabeans (where I got all these nuggets), Style would be going head to head with Swallow the Sun and Triple. I am madly excited for both (StS more than Triple: it has the cast/production team I love and a topic that is a narrative kink, while Triple is exciting but I still am upset that Kang Ji Hwan isn't doing it any more. I am not familiar with Lee Jung Jae at all even if he is famous...Still, PD of Coffee Prince, Yoon Kye Sang and figure-skating, even if it looks like less focus on figure-skating than I initially hoped for, so still pretty good.)

So yeah - hahahahahahaa.

In Spring Waltz news, this drama is total addictive crack. One thing that I am immensely amused by, however - the Psycho Secondary Girl keeps trying to blackmail Hero (not very successfully as he doesn't give a damn) and his adoptive parents (much more successfully) with revealing his backstory unless they let her marry him. This elicits a total WTF from me! First off, it's not as if he murdered someone as a backstory. He got illegally adopted as a 10-yr-old (i.e. small child!) by some crazy people. I can't see how that is his fault and thus I don't think he is blackmailable. But even if it is scandalous or whatever, why does it matter? He is not a Korean pop idol with a squeaky clean image, he is a classical pianist! Have you seen some of the nutcases that are famous classical pianists? There is this really famous Polish one who travels with his own piano and recently interrupted a concert in New York to give a lengthy anti-American diatribe and then continued his tour. There is the guy on whom Shine was based who was a schitzophrenic. Etcetcetc. As long as a classical musician is good, nobody cares if they have a problematic background or personality, short of them being a criminal and thus in jail. Even in the unlikely event Korean lovers of classical music are different from the rest of the world, come on! Korea must be a teeny-tiny classical music market. He won't lose a thing - I mean, are you telling me people in Austria, UK, France, US or wherever else would care and not go to his concerts because he was illegally adopted or his birth father was a crook? Bwahahahahahaaaaaaaa.

I do love how he is completely matter-of-fact about not marrying Psycho Girl. They throw an engagement party? He shows up with Heroine and announces she is the one he loves. They plan a wedding and even in the midst of his breakdown he tells them (repeatedly) he is not going through with the wedding (clear corrolary being he ain't going to participate but if they are insane and want to plan a groomless wedding, go ahead). I really wish Boys Over Flowers' gutless wonder Gu Jun Pyo had about a tenth of this emo fragile pianist's spine.

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