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1. Last Exile is totally boring me. I went from watching it while reading to taking a bath while Husband watches it. He just summarizes it all for me. But it severely appeals to him so it makes me happy as must make up for his having to a. drag me to bed at 3:30am yesterday from watching Meteor Garden (me: I'll come to bed soon, I promise. him: I know you, you'll watch it till 7 am) and b. having to, in consequence, to put up with me watching it today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Bollywood is good. Also full of eye candy.
Exhibit 1, Zayed Khan:

Exhibit 2, John Abraham:

Exhibit 3, Hrithik Roshan:

Exhibit 4, Kunal Kapoor:

Date: 2006-02-20 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katranna.livejournal.com
If you like weird, uncanonical slash pairings, you can find good fic actually. But look for normal Hana Yori Dango fic? Or Fushigi Yuugi?

Yeah... that's pretty true. I can think of various places to recommend if you wanted, say, side-character HYD fic, or Tasuki/Nuriko fic, or something along those lines--and the only good Esca fic I know of (not that there's a lack of it) deals with minor characters or unusual pairings.

But straight up Van/Hitomi love story? Nope. Same on the others.

Honestly, I think it's because a lot of the smart writers are satisfied with the main-characters' stories as-is (especially with fandoms like Esca or HYD), and are more interested in going off to the side and exploring the things we don't get to see as much.

When I read Gundam Wing fic, I didn't see ANY good Heero/Relena fanfic (not that i was looking, Relena's worse than Miaka--Miaka's silly, but Relena's insupportable). owever, I found a really good Wufei X Duo fic. (I know you don't know anything about this anime, but that's one of the weirdest pairings one can imagine. And yet this fic made it work. It was amazing.)

So if you want fanfic, I think your best bet is to find a show with a fairly canonical gay couple. Those will have good fics, because writers tend to flock to same-sex relationship fics--and if it's canonical enough, you won't be annoyed by it.

Date: 2006-02-20 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Hmmm, want to rec me sites for HYD side character fics or Esca minor character fics? I'd love to read something decent in those fandoms.

The satisfaction with long and complicated canon makes sense, but the thought of there being no decent fic dealing with major characters is very surprising (at least coming from fandoms I've been in). OK, I see people might not want to write much Miaka/Tamahome or Doumyouji/Tsukushi fic because canon provides all the drama you want if you like that pairing, but fic exploring (e.g) Tamahome's childhood or what Tsukushi thought when she first started her school is a different matter and I am surprised I can't find any good fic involving a main character unless it's as part of a really uncanonical pairing.

your best bet is to find a show with a fairly canonical gay couple

*whines* But I want fic for shows I like NOW :)

Date: 2006-02-20 09:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syliasyliasylia.livejournal.com
4) and 5): I agree totally to that! :)

Bollywood eyecandy: YAY! THANKS! It amuses me that shirt's John Abraham always wears in his photoshoots, they have the most extreme crazy necks ever ... *hee*

Date: 2006-02-20 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
It amuses me that shirt's John Abraham always wears in his photoshoots, they have the most extreme crazy necks ever

To show off his (yummy) chest of course :) Just be thankful they aren't mesh shirts! :)

Date: 2006-02-20 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syliasyliasylia.livejournal.com
And I'm totally thankful for both the no mesh shirt included and the gratuitious chest exposure!! *tee-hee*

Date: 2006-02-20 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
Thank you very much for the Bollywood pictures! My breakfast time is well-spent gazing at them!

Date: 2006-02-20 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Heeee. I definitely have plenty of Bolly picspam available...:P

Date: 2006-02-20 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theblackscorpio.livejournal.com
No, seriously, how could you have guessed *that* ;))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Date: 2006-02-20 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crumpeteer.livejournal.com
Sorry the LE isn't appealing to you. I always feel guilty when I recommend something that the person doesn't like then. If you don't like LE I'd say stay away from Wolf's Rain too, which is also heavily plot driven.

Date: 2006-02-20 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Oh, don't worry about it. Also, you recced Trigun and I loved it more than any show ever, except for Farscape. And Husband is loving it so that's good.

Date: 2006-02-20 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crumpeteer.livejournal.com
Also, don't bother with Gundam Wing. It's plot driven, long and has the destinction of occassionally boring me (when Zechs or Duo aren't on the screen my finger sneaks towards the FF button).

I'm personally willing to watch any anime the whole way through and then judge it afterwards. Some anime, like Pretear or Outlaw Star aren't bad, they're just not something I'm going to recommend or sit the whole way through again. There are some that I have particular favorite episodes of that I'll watch over and over again (RK, Orphen, Slayers) and there are some that just work on the whole for me (Trigun, Hellsing, Last Exile, Witch Hunter Robin). Anime is such a huge medium, you basically just have to pick out stuff that looks interesting to you and see if you like it or not.

Date: 2006-02-20 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I've realized that, for me, the key to finding out if I'll like an anime is whether I would have liked the live-action version of it (demonstrated best by my adoring both HYD and its live action version).

I mean, I adore Bollywood melodrama so HYD and FY worked for me, and Trigun reminded me of Firefly which I adored, and I love not-too-high, character driven fantasy so Escaflowne and FY were good for that. Something like RK, if it was live-action, I'd like but not be obsessed about and LE reminds me of a more intellectual version of Stargate, a show a lot of people on my flist like but I could never get into...

Date: 2006-02-20 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iheartpotatoes.livejournal.com
Why does Kunal Kapur look like Akshay Khanna with way more hair?

Date: 2006-02-20 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Maybe they were separated at birth? :)

Date: 2006-02-20 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliterati.livejournal.com
He's walking in the water. In a suit.

All right then.

Date: 2006-02-20 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
He's walking in the water.

Sorta like a Bollywood sexy Jesus.

Date: 2006-02-20 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliterati.livejournal.com
Exactly what I was thinking. Exactly.


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