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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EEEEEE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EEEEEE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EEEEEE

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

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

Am also off to bed.

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

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

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

Am also off to bed.

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

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

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

Am also off to bed.

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

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

I have also realized that my 'current drama' slate is really full, as to the dramas that are currently running and I am trying to watch: Summer x Summer (with Joe Cheng) and then four (!!!) kdramas: Witch Yoo Hee, Hello Miss, Thank You and The Devil. I am rather behind on all of them :)
dangermousie: (ISWAK: ZS by scottishlass)
1. I love soompi! In between all the 'i luv u oppa' posts, there are pics and articles and basically any information you could possibly have on any Korean drama ever known to man or woman is there. And most Taiwanese and Japanese ones.

2. EEEE! Apparently It Started with a Kiss 2 officially started filming. *glees like a gleeing thing* There are rumors of a Wu Zun guest appearance, too. Yay.

3. And speaking of Joe Cheng. Apparently his new drama Warm Midsummer/Ren Qing Zhong Xia/热情仲夏 just started airing. It's based on a manga and sounds adorable. But it doesn't look as if anyone is subbing it. Is anyone? Does anyone know? Whyyyyyy? It's Joe Cheng, people, please. Grrrr. Being a twdrama fan is HARD as unlike kdramas and jdramas, not many of them get subbed.

I mean, read the plot synopsis: When Chiyako Yamabe met Natsume, her class-mate, for the very first time, she believed they would become best friends. When Natsume saw Rui, Chiyako's one-year-younger brother, for the very first time, she fell in love with him. But how could a plain girl like Natsume attract the attention of Rui Yamabe, the cool bishounen model who has a difficult personality?



MEEEEEP.

ETA: YESSSS! Apparently Intangible FS is subbing it (under Summer x Summer). YESSS.

4. I am thinking of the upcoming kdrama The Devil. I am incredibly shallow but I keep thinking that since it stars JJH, who was one half of one of the two hottest kdrama kisses (Goong) and Shin Min Ah, one half of the other of the two hottest kdrama kisses (ALTK), there should be some yummy kissing, right? Yeah, yeah, killer. But come on, she isn't going to discover it/he isn't going to reveal it right away. Smoochies first, freezer boxes later.
dangermousie: (ISWAK: ZS by scottishlass)
1. I love soompi! In between all the 'i luv u oppa' posts, there are pics and articles and basically any information you could possibly have on any Korean drama ever known to man or woman is there. And most Taiwanese and Japanese ones.

2. EEEE! Apparently It Started with a Kiss 2 officially started filming. *glees like a gleeing thing* There are rumors of a Wu Zun guest appearance, too. Yay.

3. And speaking of Joe Cheng. Apparently his new drama Warm Midsummer/Ren Qing Zhong Xia/热情仲夏 just started airing. It's based on a manga and sounds adorable. But it doesn't look as if anyone is subbing it. Is anyone? Does anyone know? Whyyyyyy? It's Joe Cheng, people, please. Grrrr. Being a twdrama fan is HARD as unlike kdramas and jdramas, not many of them get subbed.

I mean, read the plot synopsis: When Chiyako Yamabe met Natsume, her class-mate, for the very first time, she believed they would become best friends. When Natsume saw Rui, Chiyako's one-year-younger brother, for the very first time, she fell in love with him. But how could a plain girl like Natsume attract the attention of Rui Yamabe, the cool bishounen model who has a difficult personality?



MEEEEEP.

ETA: YESSSS! Apparently Intangible FS is subbing it (under Summer x Summer). YESSS.

4. I am thinking of the upcoming kdrama The Devil. I am incredibly shallow but I keep thinking that since it stars JJH, who was one half of one of the two hottest kdrama kisses (Goong) and Shin Min Ah, one half of the other of the two hottest kdrama kisses (ALTK), there should be some yummy kissing, right? Yeah, yeah, killer. But come on, she isn't going to discover it/he isn't going to reveal it right away. Smoochies first, freezer boxes later.
dangermousie: (ISWAK: ZS by scottishlass)
1. I love soompi! In between all the 'i luv u oppa' posts, there are pics and articles and basically any information you could possibly have on any Korean drama ever known to man or woman is there. And most Taiwanese and Japanese ones.

2. EEEE! Apparently It Started with a Kiss 2 officially started filming. *glees like a gleeing thing* There are rumors of a Wu Zun guest appearance, too. Yay.

3. And speaking of Joe Cheng. Apparently his new drama Warm Midsummer/Ren Qing Zhong Xia/热情仲夏 just started airing. It's based on a manga and sounds adorable. But it doesn't look as if anyone is subbing it. Is anyone? Does anyone know? Whyyyyyy? It's Joe Cheng, people, please. Grrrr. Being a twdrama fan is HARD as unlike kdramas and jdramas, not many of them get subbed.

I mean, read the plot synopsis: When Chiyako Yamabe met Natsume, her class-mate, for the very first time, she believed they would become best friends. When Natsume saw Rui, Chiyako's one-year-younger brother, for the very first time, she fell in love with him. But how could a plain girl like Natsume attract the attention of Rui Yamabe, the cool bishounen model who has a difficult personality?



MEEEEEP.

ETA: YESSSS! Apparently Intangible FS is subbing it (under Summer x Summer). YESSS.

4. I am thinking of the upcoming kdrama The Devil. I am incredibly shallow but I keep thinking that since it stars JJH, who was one half of one of the two hottest kdrama kisses (Goong) and Shin Min Ah, one half of the other of the two hottest kdrama kisses (ALTK), there should be some yummy kissing, right? Yeah, yeah, killer. But come on, she isn't going to discover it/he isn't going to reveal it right away. Smoochies first, freezer boxes later.

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