Jan. 11th, 2008

dangermousie: (Takki 9 by hhr79)
Meet my next jdrama (once I finish with Snow White kdrama):

Hotaru No Hikari, starring Ayase Haruka (who I swear looks like a Japanese version of Barbie Xsu) and Fujiki Naohito who is my newest drama favorite.

Plot (from wiki): Our heroine, Hotaru works for a famous interior design company. It's a glamorous job but Hotaru's private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She lives alone, and when she isn't working she's mostly lazing about her rented house in training wear. She's not interested in men. In fact, she isn't interested in anything. "I'd rather lie around than fool around," is her motto.

Her landlord's son, who has just separated from his wife, comes to inspect the rental property, not knowing that someone is living there. He is shocked at the mess, but not as shocked as Hotaru. He turns out to be her boss, Takano (Fujiki Naohito, duh)...

I have no idea how, but somehow they end up living together :)

It sounds fun and funny and awesome. And best of all? Fujiki Naohito doesn't die or go blind or something equally horrendous!!!

SeeMV of adorableness:



Another MV, song sung by FN )
dangermousie: (Takki 9 by hhr79)
Meet my next jdrama (once I finish with Snow White kdrama):

Hotaru No Hikari, starring Ayase Haruka (who I swear looks like a Japanese version of Barbie Xsu) and Fujiki Naohito who is my newest drama favorite.

Plot (from wiki): Our heroine, Hotaru works for a famous interior design company. It's a glamorous job but Hotaru's private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She lives alone, and when she isn't working she's mostly lazing about her rented house in training wear. She's not interested in men. In fact, she isn't interested in anything. "I'd rather lie around than fool around," is her motto.

Her landlord's son, who has just separated from his wife, comes to inspect the rental property, not knowing that someone is living there. He is shocked at the mess, but not as shocked as Hotaru. He turns out to be her boss, Takano (Fujiki Naohito, duh)...

I have no idea how, but somehow they end up living together :)

It sounds fun and funny and awesome. And best of all? Fujiki Naohito doesn't die or go blind or something equally horrendous!!!

SeeMV of adorableness:



Another MV, song sung by FN )
dangermousie: (Takki 9 by hhr79)
Meet my next jdrama (once I finish with Snow White kdrama):

Hotaru No Hikari, starring Ayase Haruka (who I swear looks like a Japanese version of Barbie Xsu) and Fujiki Naohito who is my newest drama favorite.

Plot (from wiki): Our heroine, Hotaru works for a famous interior design company. It's a glamorous job but Hotaru's private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She lives alone, and when she isn't working she's mostly lazing about her rented house in training wear. She's not interested in men. In fact, she isn't interested in anything. "I'd rather lie around than fool around," is her motto.

Her landlord's son, who has just separated from his wife, comes to inspect the rental property, not knowing that someone is living there. He is shocked at the mess, but not as shocked as Hotaru. He turns out to be her boss, Takano (Fujiki Naohito, duh)...

I have no idea how, but somehow they end up living together :)

It sounds fun and funny and awesome. And best of all? Fujiki Naohito doesn't die or go blind or something equally horrendous!!!

SeeMV of adorableness:



Another MV, song sung by FN )
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
I do not think there is any drama out there that can top the first meeting of the OTP in Bad Love for sheer WTF/o_O factor. Seriously. I've racked my brains and can't think of one.

I mean, Our Heroine first lays eyes on Our Hero when she (burdened with a heavy cello case) rushes to catch the elevator into which he and his current girlfriend have stepped into. So far, so normal, right? WRONG. Because the Hero and his gf have gotten into the elevator to visibly, clearly, and unmistakably engage in elevator sex (did I mention the elevator has glass doors?) They slam the door before she gets in and proceed to ride it up (in every sense of the word) as she looks on.

o_O

(See vid here).

Now, that's a first meeting you don't forget in a hurry. Though I do wonder how mentally damaged is our Heroine in the first place, as when she is yelling at them to hold the elevator, she is clearly seeing them all over each other in the elevator already. I mean, talk about tactless or spoilsport. I am sure she can wait a minute for the next elevator up. Does she really want to be stuck in an elevator with a pair of horny exhibitionists?

So, any other very WTF first meetings between Hero and Heroine? MISA is pretty awesome in that respect (he meets her, after she's been robbed, and eventually takes her to a bar where he sells her to a stipjoint owner) but Bad Love still trumps. And the delicious Capital Scandal, with her stealing his suitcase. But nothing like this.

Please give me WTF examples, I crave them... :)
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
I do not think there is any drama out there that can top the first meeting of the OTP in Bad Love for sheer WTF/o_O factor. Seriously. I've racked my brains and can't think of one.

I mean, Our Heroine first lays eyes on Our Hero when she (burdened with a heavy cello case) rushes to catch the elevator into which he and his current girlfriend have stepped into. So far, so normal, right? WRONG. Because the Hero and his gf have gotten into the elevator to visibly, clearly, and unmistakably engage in elevator sex (did I mention the elevator has glass doors?) They slam the door before she gets in and proceed to ride it up (in every sense of the word) as she looks on.

o_O

(See vid here).

Now, that's a first meeting you don't forget in a hurry. Though I do wonder how mentally damaged is our Heroine in the first place, as when she is yelling at them to hold the elevator, she is clearly seeing them all over each other in the elevator already. I mean, talk about tactless or spoilsport. I am sure she can wait a minute for the next elevator up. Does she really want to be stuck in an elevator with a pair of horny exhibitionists?

So, any other very WTF first meetings between Hero and Heroine? MISA is pretty awesome in that respect (he meets her, after she's been robbed, and eventually takes her to a bar where he sells her to a stipjoint owner) but Bad Love still trumps. And the delicious Capital Scandal, with her stealing his suitcase. But nothing like this.

Please give me WTF examples, I crave them... :)
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
I do not think there is any drama out there that can top the first meeting of the OTP in Bad Love for sheer WTF/o_O factor. Seriously. I've racked my brains and can't think of one.

I mean, Our Heroine first lays eyes on Our Hero when she (burdened with a heavy cello case) rushes to catch the elevator into which he and his current girlfriend have stepped into. So far, so normal, right? WRONG. Because the Hero and his gf have gotten into the elevator to visibly, clearly, and unmistakably engage in elevator sex (did I mention the elevator has glass doors?) They slam the door before she gets in and proceed to ride it up (in every sense of the word) as she looks on.

o_O

(See vid here).

Now, that's a first meeting you don't forget in a hurry. Though I do wonder how mentally damaged is our Heroine in the first place, as when she is yelling at them to hold the elevator, she is clearly seeing them all over each other in the elevator already. I mean, talk about tactless or spoilsport. I am sure she can wait a minute for the next elevator up. Does she really want to be stuck in an elevator with a pair of horny exhibitionists?

So, any other very WTF first meetings between Hero and Heroine? MISA is pretty awesome in that respect (he meets her, after she's been robbed, and eventually takes her to a bar where he sells her to a stipjoint owner) but Bad Love still trumps. And the delicious Capital Scandal, with her stealing his suitcase. But nothing like this.

Please give me WTF examples, I crave them... :)
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LONDON, England -- A set of British twins who were separated at birth went on to marry each other without realizing they were related, the UK Press Association reported Friday.

The brother and sister, who were adopted by separate parents, were given an annulment after a High Court judge ruled that the marriage had never been valid.

Their identities and details of their relationship have been kept secret, but the Press Association reported that the duo did not find out that they were blood relatives until after they were married.

David Alton, a member of the House of Lords, revealed their situation as a way of highlighting perceived shortcomings in the Human Embryology and Tissues Bill which is now going through Britain's Parliament.

He first heard of the twins' marriage in a conversation with a High Court judge, and initially raised the case in a House of Lords debate on December 10.

Alton said: "(The brother and sister) met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction, and the judge had to deal with the consequences of the marriage that they entered into and all the issues of their separation.

"I suspect that it will be a matter of litigation in the future if we do not make information of this kind available to children who have been donor-conceived."

Alton is concerned that the new bill would allow the biological identity of one parent to be removed from the birth certificate, PA reported, and that there would be no way for the child to know if they had been donor-conceived.

He told PA on Friday: "The state is colluding in a deception. We are opening the door to more cases like this one. One of the most fundamental things of all is to know who you are. The issue here is about human rights.

"A birth certificate that omits any mention of your true origin falsifies your history in a very significant way."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/01/11/twins.married/index.html
dangermousie: (Default)
LONDON, England -- A set of British twins who were separated at birth went on to marry each other without realizing they were related, the UK Press Association reported Friday.

The brother and sister, who were adopted by separate parents, were given an annulment after a High Court judge ruled that the marriage had never been valid.

Their identities and details of their relationship have been kept secret, but the Press Association reported that the duo did not find out that they were blood relatives until after they were married.

David Alton, a member of the House of Lords, revealed their situation as a way of highlighting perceived shortcomings in the Human Embryology and Tissues Bill which is now going through Britain's Parliament.

He first heard of the twins' marriage in a conversation with a High Court judge, and initially raised the case in a House of Lords debate on December 10.

Alton said: "(The brother and sister) met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction, and the judge had to deal with the consequences of the marriage that they entered into and all the issues of their separation.

"I suspect that it will be a matter of litigation in the future if we do not make information of this kind available to children who have been donor-conceived."

Alton is concerned that the new bill would allow the biological identity of one parent to be removed from the birth certificate, PA reported, and that there would be no way for the child to know if they had been donor-conceived.

He told PA on Friday: "The state is colluding in a deception. We are opening the door to more cases like this one. One of the most fundamental things of all is to know who you are. The issue here is about human rights.

"A birth certificate that omits any mention of your true origin falsifies your history in a very significant way."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/01/11/twins.married/index.html
dangermousie: (Default)
LONDON, England -- A set of British twins who were separated at birth went on to marry each other without realizing they were related, the UK Press Association reported Friday.

The brother and sister, who were adopted by separate parents, were given an annulment after a High Court judge ruled that the marriage had never been valid.

Their identities and details of their relationship have been kept secret, but the Press Association reported that the duo did not find out that they were blood relatives until after they were married.

David Alton, a member of the House of Lords, revealed their situation as a way of highlighting perceived shortcomings in the Human Embryology and Tissues Bill which is now going through Britain's Parliament.

He first heard of the twins' marriage in a conversation with a High Court judge, and initially raised the case in a House of Lords debate on December 10.

Alton said: "(The brother and sister) met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction, and the judge had to deal with the consequences of the marriage that they entered into and all the issues of their separation.

"I suspect that it will be a matter of litigation in the future if we do not make information of this kind available to children who have been donor-conceived."

Alton is concerned that the new bill would allow the biological identity of one parent to be removed from the birth certificate, PA reported, and that there would be no way for the child to know if they had been donor-conceived.

He told PA on Friday: "The state is colluding in a deception. We are opening the door to more cases like this one. One of the most fundamental things of all is to know who you are. The issue here is about human rights.

"A birth certificate that omits any mention of your true origin falsifies your history in a very significant way."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/01/11/twins.married/index.html
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
oooh, a new drama season. Just a fair warning as to what I am likely to be watching/blabbing about. This does not include recently ended dramas like Lobbyist or Romantic Princess, of course, but includes dramas which are currently airing or about to start.

Will I end up keeping up with all of them? Heck no. But I will try.

Jdramas, Kdramas and Twdramas I will try to follow: Dashing Robbers, Nun-Loving Boxers, Cold Yet Woobieful Artists, Revenge-Seeking Cross-Dressers, and College Students of All Stripes )
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
oooh, a new drama season. Just a fair warning as to what I am likely to be watching/blabbing about. This does not include recently ended dramas like Lobbyist or Romantic Princess, of course, but includes dramas which are currently airing or about to start.

Will I end up keeping up with all of them? Heck no. But I will try.

Jdramas, Kdramas and Twdramas I will try to follow: Dashing Robbers, Nun-Loving Boxers, Cold Yet Woobieful Artists, Revenge-Seeking Cross-Dressers, and College Students of All Stripes )
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
oooh, a new drama season. Just a fair warning as to what I am likely to be watching/blabbing about. This does not include recently ended dramas like Lobbyist or Romantic Princess, of course, but includes dramas which are currently airing or about to start.

Will I end up keeping up with all of them? Heck no. But I will try.

Jdramas, Kdramas and Twdramas I will try to follow: Dashing Robbers, Nun-Loving Boxers, Cold Yet Woobieful Artists, Revenge-Seeking Cross-Dressers, and College Students of All Stripes )
dangermousie: (LOTR: A/A by can't find the maker's name)
Just when I think Korea cannot surprise me any more with its awesomeness, it goes and does it again.

I found this German-language trailer for The Legend, a 24-episode Korean epic fantasy series that aired earlier in 2007 and my mind is blown. Swords! Armies! Magic and sacrifice! Design and look that would put any movie to shame. My eyeballs are only staying in their sockets because they want to watch this. This is amazing.



I know they could pour money into it because it starred Bae Yong Joon, arguably the biggest Korean star out there, but still...my mind is blown. Blown. Blown.

Also, why did nobody inform me of this in The Legend:

Scene made me die a shippy death )

OMG! The armor! And the sweetness! And the UST! And the way she hugs him from behind and he stares at her.

The sole reason I was refraining from watching The Legend, a Korean fantasy series, was because I thought there was no OTP, but OMG, the awesomeness! I don't know if they are the canon OTP but I ship them.

I must watch this.

Also, the same fan who made the trailer for The Legend made a German-language trailer for The Emperor of the Sea and oh, oh OH OH why didn't I listen to [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore sooner???? It looks incredible. Epic and romantic and with swords.

Here is the trailer. Warning, may induce hyperventilation )

How come Korea's TV dramas look more sumptuous than our movies?
dangermousie: (LOTR: A/A by can't find the maker's name)
Just when I think Korea cannot surprise me any more with its awesomeness, it goes and does it again.

I found this German-language trailer for The Legend, a 24-episode Korean epic fantasy series that aired earlier in 2007 and my mind is blown. Swords! Armies! Magic and sacrifice! Design and look that would put any movie to shame. My eyeballs are only staying in their sockets because they want to watch this. This is amazing.



I know they could pour money into it because it starred Bae Yong Joon, arguably the biggest Korean star out there, but still...my mind is blown. Blown. Blown.

Also, why did nobody inform me of this in The Legend:

Scene made me die a shippy death )

OMG! The armor! And the sweetness! And the UST! And the way she hugs him from behind and he stares at her.

The sole reason I was refraining from watching The Legend, a Korean fantasy series, was because I thought there was no OTP, but OMG, the awesomeness! I don't know if they are the canon OTP but I ship them.

I must watch this.

Also, the same fan who made the trailer for The Legend made a German-language trailer for The Emperor of the Sea and oh, oh OH OH why didn't I listen to [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore sooner???? It looks incredible. Epic and romantic and with swords.

Here is the trailer. Warning, may induce hyperventilation )

How come Korea's TV dramas look more sumptuous than our movies?
dangermousie: (LOTR: A/A by can't find the maker's name)
Just when I think Korea cannot surprise me any more with its awesomeness, it goes and does it again.

I found this German-language trailer for The Legend, a 24-episode Korean epic fantasy series that aired earlier in 2007 and my mind is blown. Swords! Armies! Magic and sacrifice! Design and look that would put any movie to shame. My eyeballs are only staying in their sockets because they want to watch this. This is amazing.



I know they could pour money into it because it starred Bae Yong Joon, arguably the biggest Korean star out there, but still...my mind is blown. Blown. Blown.

Also, why did nobody inform me of this in The Legend:

Scene made me die a shippy death )

OMG! The armor! And the sweetness! And the UST! And the way she hugs him from behind and he stares at her.

The sole reason I was refraining from watching The Legend, a Korean fantasy series, was because I thought there was no OTP, but OMG, the awesomeness! I don't know if they are the canon OTP but I ship them.

I must watch this.

Also, the same fan who made the trailer for The Legend made a German-language trailer for The Emperor of the Sea and oh, oh OH OH why didn't I listen to [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore sooner???? It looks incredible. Epic and romantic and with swords.

Here is the trailer. Warning, may induce hyperventilation )

How come Korea's TV dramas look more sumptuous than our movies?
dangermousie: (SEI: Govinda Shannon kneel)
OMG OMG OMG OMG

Du Gu Cheng, the Master Assassin and the trainer of the heroine, Hong Bi (as well as other assassins of evil minister) was whaaaaaaat?

An officer in love with the Empress!!!! OMG. And they were going to run away together, but were caught and she died (I assume with help) and he was going to be beheaded but Evil Minster said he will save him if he will become his and since his heart was dead he agreed. OMG.

But now Hong Bi is his sole weakness (not sure romantic or paternal, whatever), OMG.

Also, did I mention how much I adore the OTP of this, Li Jing and Hong Bi???? OMG. Because she is the tough, soul-weary assassin, with too much blood on her hands, and self-hatred (not only did she have to kill, for years, but at night she'd be Minister's whore, when he wanted it) and he is the idealistic, a little unworldly scholar, who is just genuinely good.

And she is the one who defends him and he doesn't want to be a burden, and I love that they have genuine clashes about mercy versus eye-for-an-eye and OMG the staring and OMG OMG OMG I love them. And he feels guilt not about her murdering the recent batch of attackers, but because he didn't kill anyone then, and so was useless and OMG he is basically the hope for her. And I love.

OTOH, evil minister's son is so annoying. Was he dropped on the head as a baby? Maniacal laughter only takes you so far...
dangermousie: (SEI: Govinda Shannon kneel)
OMG OMG OMG OMG

Du Gu Cheng, the Master Assassin and the trainer of the heroine, Hong Bi (as well as other assassins of evil minister) was whaaaaaaat?

An officer in love with the Empress!!!! OMG. And they were going to run away together, but were caught and she died (I assume with help) and he was going to be beheaded but Evil Minster said he will save him if he will become his and since his heart was dead he agreed. OMG.

But now Hong Bi is his sole weakness (not sure romantic or paternal, whatever), OMG.

Also, did I mention how much I adore the OTP of this, Li Jing and Hong Bi???? OMG. Because she is the tough, soul-weary assassin, with too much blood on her hands, and self-hatred (not only did she have to kill, for years, but at night she'd be Minister's whore, when he wanted it) and he is the idealistic, a little unworldly scholar, who is just genuinely good.

And she is the one who defends him and he doesn't want to be a burden, and I love that they have genuine clashes about mercy versus eye-for-an-eye and OMG the staring and OMG OMG OMG I love them. And he feels guilt not about her murdering the recent batch of attackers, but because he didn't kill anyone then, and so was useless and OMG he is basically the hope for her. And I love.

OTOH, evil minister's son is so annoying. Was he dropped on the head as a baby? Maniacal laughter only takes you so far...
dangermousie: (SEI: Govinda Shannon kneel)
OMG OMG OMG OMG

Du Gu Cheng, the Master Assassin and the trainer of the heroine, Hong Bi (as well as other assassins of evil minister) was whaaaaaaat?

An officer in love with the Empress!!!! OMG. And they were going to run away together, but were caught and she died (I assume with help) and he was going to be beheaded but Evil Minster said he will save him if he will become his and since his heart was dead he agreed. OMG.

But now Hong Bi is his sole weakness (not sure romantic or paternal, whatever), OMG.

Also, did I mention how much I adore the OTP of this, Li Jing and Hong Bi???? OMG. Because she is the tough, soul-weary assassin, with too much blood on her hands, and self-hatred (not only did she have to kill, for years, but at night she'd be Minister's whore, when he wanted it) and he is the idealistic, a little unworldly scholar, who is just genuinely good.

And she is the one who defends him and he doesn't want to be a burden, and I love that they have genuine clashes about mercy versus eye-for-an-eye and OMG the staring and OMG OMG OMG I love them. And he feels guilt not about her murdering the recent batch of attackers, but because he didn't kill anyone then, and so was useless and OMG he is basically the hope for her. And I love.

OTOH, evil minister's son is so annoying. Was he dropped on the head as a baby? Maniacal laughter only takes you so far...

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