timeripple: (intellectual dilettante)
I'd really like to write a long, thoughtful post about how Nobunaga no Chef is amazing and full of historical figures bursting into song and cape-swishing. But I've got a lot of reading to do tonight, so have a poem instead.

"On Finding a Bird Skull"

If she wants
to say bird
not finch
not starling
not snipe

let her

They all have
rough tongues
hollow bones
heads
made mostly

of eye

(Rebecca Farivar, from Correct Animal, Octopus Books, 2011).
timeripple: (nodame nom nom)
The continuing adventures of Fiona-can-only-post-at-airports!

At San Francisco this time: I may have just bought some super-kawaii gel stickers from an independent-bookstore-affiliate-cute-shop. Look, the cute compelled me! YES PANDA. It’s all [livejournal.com profile] hakusa_tegami’s fault for talking about Love Shuffle.

…yeah, Ovid the Macbook totally has a panda sticker now. XD

(Hey, so speaking of pandas, did anybody else see the Ranma 1/2 drama special? OH JAPAN.)

...

I recently explained my love for (manga/anime; let us not talk about the ridiculously boring drama) Skip Beat in the following manner:

I love the hell out of the manga (A+ use of chibi!). Partly because Kyoko is spazzy and awesome and it's all about her emotional journey and learning to be herself and have her own dreams and stuff IN SHOWBIZ. And partly because there is a character who is occasionally JUST LIKE ME.

Kyoko: MOKO-SAN!!! <3 <3 <3
Kotonami: Stay the hell away from me.
Kyoko: WE ARE BFF!
Kotonami: We are not friends. You are insane.
Kyoko: FRIENDS FOR LIFE!
Kotonami: ...
Kyoko: *clings like a spider monkey*
Kotonami: ...
Kotonami: Just because we both have to wear these ridiculous pink jumpsuits and work for the same section of the agency and occasionally have talks about our dreams and worries and careers and boys and stuff. Does. Not. Make. Us. Friends. Got it?
Kyoko: ILU MY FRIEND!
Kotonami: ...
Kotonami: "Moko"?
Kotonami: Did I say you could give me a nickname?!
Kyoko: FRIIAAAANDS!
Kotonami: *sigh*

If you haven’t already guessed (or have never actually met me), I am not at all like Kyoko. (Online is another matter, especially if you want to talk about books or dramas!) But I suspect that in RL we would be friends.
timeripple: (pig-rabbit)
ME: It's Jang Geun Suk! SQUEE! HI, JGS! ♥♥♥♥♥
EVERYONE ELSE IN THE DRAMA: *has exact same reaction*
JGS: *is smiley and ponytailed*
WORLD: *implodes from squee*

timeripple: (pig-rabbit)
ME: It's Jang Geun Suk! SQUEE! HI, JGS! ♥♥♥♥♥
EVERYONE ELSE IN THE DRAMA: *has exact same reaction*
JGS: *is smiley and ponytailed*
WORLD: *implodes from squee*

timeripple: (riko says buzzer beat!)
Apparently today is Georgette Heyer’s birthday? GAUDEAMUS IGITUR! I recently helped launch a campaign at work to carry more of her books, and I think it worked. I also dared my partner-in-mayhem to do a staff rec for a gay cop/demon romance crimefighting novel (Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale). FOR THE GREATER GOOD!

Look, it’s been MONTHS since our re-jacketing Young Miles stunt. I have to keep myself entertained somehow.

...

Sometimes you just want things that aren’t totally outside of the norm, but that you haven’t had in a while. Sometimes you just want a really good middle grade novel, even though you’re the, you know, resident YA expert. Sometimes you just want the damn Kraft mac’n’cheese even though it has no actual cheese content (normally a cardinal sin against food, but damn, it was tasty the other night).

Sometimes you just want a really good jdrama, one that reminds you of why you started watching them in the first place.

I am watching FOUR!

- Ouran High School Host Club (IT'S PERFECT)
- Hana Kimi remake (I miss Toma terribly even though reboot!Nakatsu is doing a great job)
- Ikemen Desu Ne (I figured it would be gloriously terrible. I did not expect it to be actually glorious!)
- Zenkai Girl (Our Heroine is so much like me in some ways that it’s terrifying)

All of them are currently airing. MY SANITY, WHERE IS IT?

What is it with remake dramas this season being more focused, more tightly written, and having less annoying characters than the originals? Mizuki has a brain and possibly life goals. MIO has a brain and possibly life goals (which is even more astonishing). REN has both a brain AND the emotional maturity of an actual person. Shu is kind of creepy (sorry Fujigaya) but whatever. JeremyYuki is adorable. We can do without Jolie, but Jeremy/Bus OTP! If there’s anybody who needs a bus song it’s him, not Moo Kyul. Maybe Jeremy inspired the bus song in Mary Stayed Out All Night.

ACTUALLY, THAT WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT ABOUT THE BUS SONG. XD

For the first time in about a year and a half, I’m not watching any kdramas. I was sorta keeping an eye on recaps of Heartstrings and Myung-wol the Spy, but Heartstrings is almost over and Myung-wol seems to have gone to hell in a handbasket with production drama, so who knows how that’ll even turn out. Hopefully better than Bad Guy, which faced a similar sudden problem of, uh, NO LEAD ACTOR.

What are you all watching? What are you reading? What do you think of Kraft mac’n’cheese?
timeripple: (riko says buzzer beat!)
Apparently today is Georgette Heyer’s birthday? GAUDEAMUS IGITUR! I recently helped launch a campaign at work to carry more of her books, and I think it worked. I also dared my partner-in-mayhem to do a staff rec for a gay cop/demon romance crimefighting novel (Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale). FOR THE GREATER GOOD!

Look, it’s been MONTHS since our re-jacketing Young Miles stunt. I have to keep myself entertained somehow.

...

Sometimes you just want things that aren’t totally outside of the norm, but that you haven’t had in a while. Sometimes you just want a really good middle grade novel, even though you’re the, you know, resident YA expert. Sometimes you just want the damn Kraft mac’n’cheese even though it has no actual cheese content (normally a cardinal sin against food, but damn, it was tasty the other night).

Sometimes you just want a really good jdrama, one that reminds you of why you started watching them in the first place.

I am watching FOUR!

- Ouran High School Host Club (IT'S PERFECT)
- Hana Kimi remake (I miss Toma terribly even though reboot!Nakatsu is doing a great job)
- Ikemen Desu Ne (I figured it would be gloriously terrible. I did not expect it to be actually glorious!)
- Zenkai Girl (Our Heroine is so much like me in some ways that it’s terrifying)

All of them are currently airing. MY SANITY, WHERE IS IT?

What is it with remake dramas this season being more focused, more tightly written, and having less annoying characters than the originals? Mizuki has a brain and possibly life goals. MIO has a brain and possibly life goals (which is even more astonishing). REN has both a brain AND the emotional maturity of an actual person. Shu is kind of creepy (sorry Fujigaya) but whatever. JeremyYuki is adorable. We can do without Jolie, but Jeremy/Bus OTP! If there’s anybody who needs a bus song it’s him, not Moo Kyul. Maybe Jeremy inspired the bus song in Mary Stayed Out All Night.

ACTUALLY, THAT WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT ABOUT THE BUS SONG. XD

For the first time in about a year and a half, I’m not watching any kdramas. I was sorta keeping an eye on recaps of Heartstrings and Myung-wol the Spy, but Heartstrings is almost over and Myung-wol seems to have gone to hell in a handbasket with production drama, so who knows how that’ll even turn out. Hopefully better than Bad Guy, which faced a similar sudden problem of, uh, NO LEAD ACTOR.

What are you all watching? What are you reading? What do you think of Kraft mac’n’cheese?
timeripple: (riko says buzzer beat!)
It is time to update the Monster Drama List! New entries are underlined for your browsing convenience, and I’ve updated my notes a bit.

Here we go again... )
timeripple: (riko says buzzer beat!)
It is time to update the Monster Drama List! New entries are underlined for your browsing convenience, and I’ve updated my notes a bit.

Here we go again... )
timeripple: (i said nothing)
I am so tired. I had a day off yesterday, but had been called in for overtime on Monday and apparently I'm not totally recovered yet. Today was really, really busy. It was the kind of day where I didn’t really have to wrack my brains to find the right books for the right people, but enough people came in asking about children’s books that I kind of felt like hey, I actually do know my stuff. So that was kind of nice.

The building fire alarm did go off around 11, adding a little spice to the morning of extreme business. We stood around outside in the pleasantly nippy street. Some people had dressed up just because they felt like it, and the guys were being super cute about lending suit jackets to ladies in dressy short sleeves. It was adorable. (I, of course, was sensibly clothed.) The fire dudes took their sweet time getting there, kind of wandered around a while, then trooped into the historic burger place next door. They trooped out a few minutes later, turned off the alarm, and went home.

I hope they got some fries, 'cause we sure didn't.

All in all it was a good thing I'd gotten chai beforehand.

Currently reading: Datlow & Windling vampire anthology, due out next April (I am so tired of hip young anthologies. It's not that the stories are bad, but that short story anthologies wear me out because they never seem to end and I almost never have time to get attached to any of the characters). Also Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (uh, just because. No, actually because all Japanese police dramas are actually about how the police are corrupt, and those that aren’t corrupt are underfunded, and I'm in Joker withdrawal *sob*, so it looked interesting).

I had subscribed to the Unshelved Comics feed, because usually I like their comics (obviously), but I defriended them this morning because I didn't feel like dealing with my reaction to today's comic. Seriously, guys? Seriously? I understand that you're being funny, but that's hitting a little too close to home for me.

Leave it to me to pick the literary field that gets the least respect (well, one of them). This is something I'm going to have to deal with, though, and articulate. Soon. The idea that a professional interest in children's books does not make me infantile, or stuck in my own childhood, or otherwise nonfunctional as an intelligent adult. Because I get that a lot, and I'm going to have to have a response. (Other than Um, I read your precious Plato in Greek, and you know what? I gave him up for those "kiddie books." Suck on that!)

Speaking of things I need to articulate, I'm starting once again to think about that evolutionary-biology-in-children’s-sff rant I promised back in August. Don’t feel like looking up all the things I need to look up right now, though. Sleepy. Utterly burned out, and will save the rant research for another day, because I really don’t want to get my homologous structures mixed up with my analogous ones, you know?

Signing off. Good night!
timeripple: (i said nothing)
I am so tired. I had a day off yesterday, but had been called in for overtime on Monday and apparently I'm not totally recovered yet. Today was really, really busy. It was the kind of day where I didn’t really have to wrack my brains to find the right books for the right people, but enough people came in asking about children’s books that I kind of felt like hey, I actually do know my stuff. So that was kind of nice.

The building fire alarm did go off around 11, adding a little spice to the morning of extreme business. We stood around outside in the pleasantly nippy street. Some people had dressed up just because they felt like it, and the guys were being super cute about lending suit jackets to ladies in dressy short sleeves. It was adorable. (I, of course, was sensibly clothed.) The fire dudes took their sweet time getting there, kind of wandered around a while, then trooped into the historic burger place next door. They trooped out a few minutes later, turned off the alarm, and went home.

I hope they got some fries, 'cause we sure didn't.

All in all it was a good thing I'd gotten chai beforehand.

Currently reading: Datlow & Windling vampire anthology, due out next April (I am so tired of hip young anthologies. It's not that the stories are bad, but that short story anthologies wear me out because they never seem to end and I almost never have time to get attached to any of the characters). Also Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (uh, just because. No, actually because all Japanese police dramas are actually about how the police are corrupt, and those that aren’t corrupt are underfunded, and I'm in Joker withdrawal *sob*, so it looked interesting).

I had subscribed to the Unshelved Comics feed, because usually I like their comics (obviously), but I defriended them this morning because I didn't feel like dealing with my reaction to today's comic. Seriously, guys? Seriously? I understand that you're being funny, but that's hitting a little too close to home for me.

Leave it to me to pick the literary field that gets the least respect (well, one of them). This is something I'm going to have to deal with, though, and articulate. Soon. The idea that a professional interest in children's books does not make me infantile, or stuck in my own childhood, or otherwise nonfunctional as an intelligent adult. Because I get that a lot, and I'm going to have to have a response. (Other than Um, I read your precious Plato in Greek, and you know what? I gave him up for those "kiddie books." Suck on that!)

Speaking of things I need to articulate, I'm starting once again to think about that evolutionary-biology-in-children’s-sff rant I promised back in August. Don’t feel like looking up all the things I need to look up right now, though. Sleepy. Utterly burned out, and will save the rant research for another day, because I really don’t want to get my homologous structures mixed up with my analogous ones, you know?

Signing off. Good night!
timeripple: (moribito: guardian of the badass)
but the JOKER finale wouldn't leave me alone )
timeripple: (moribito: guardian of the badass)
AHHHHHHHHHH JOKER ;ALKSDJFLSAJFALS;KJFDKS

;ALSKDJFAL;SKJFALS;KDJFALS;DKJFA;LSKJFALS;JKFDAS;

THERE BETTER BE A SPECIAL

;ALKSJDF;ALSKDJFAL;KSDJFL;ASJDFAL;SJFALS;JFALSKDFA;

Yup, looks like there will be.

A;KSJFL;AKDSJFAL;SKJDFLA;SDJF;ALSKDF;ALSKJDFL;ASDFA

...I bet it will be totally unsatisfying.

;ASKLDJFL;AKSJFAL;KDJFSAL;KDFJSLAD;KJFDSAL;JKFSAL;FJDSLAFJDKSLA;FJ

DAMN YOU JDRAMAS AND YOUR INABILITY TO RESOLVE THINGS

;ALSKJFAL;SKDJFALS;DKJF;LASKDJF;ASJFA;FHKAEHFK;ASNDKLAS;NJHRTIOAHSK;AFD
timeripple: (moribito: guardian of the badass)
AHHHHHHHHHH JOKER ;ALKSDJFLSAJFALS;KJFDKS

;ALSKDJFAL;SKJFALS;KDJFALS;DKJFA;LSKJFALS;JKFDAS;

THERE BETTER BE A SPECIAL

;ALKSJDF;ALSKDJFAL;KSDJFL;ASJDFAL;SJFALS;JFALSKDFA;

Yup, looks like there will be.

A;KSJFL;AKDSJFAL;SKJDFLA;SDJF;ALSKDF;ALSKJDFL;ASDFA

...I bet it will be totally unsatisfying.

;ASKLDJFL;AKSJFAL;KDJFSAL;KDFJSLAD;KJFDSAL;JKFSAL;FJDSLAFJDKSLA;FJ

DAMN YOU JDRAMAS AND YOUR INABILITY TO RESOLVE THINGS

;ALSKJFAL;SKDJFALS;DKJF;LASKDJF;ASJFA;FHKAEHFK;ASNDKLAS;NJHRTIOAHSK;AFD
timeripple: (attir'd with stars)
Apparently having a job sucks out all my will to flail around on LJ, but last time I managed to compare the Hunger Games trilogy to shoujo manga, and I feel that a little bit of organized crazy goes a long way.

But the job is going okay, mostly, and sometimes funny things happen. And this happened a few weeks ago:

ADORABLY GAY GUY: *buys Clockwork Angel*
ME: Oooh, I read that recently.
ADORABLY GAY GUY: Yeah? How was it?
ME: It’s... well, it’s Cassandra Clare does Victorian London.
ADORABLY GAY GUY: I think I am okay with that!
ME: I think I am also okay with that!
ME: Come back some time! I desperately need people to talk to! Hardly anyone around here will admit to even knowing what fandom is!

I've been really tired lately, and then the night before last I came down with a cold and spent yesterday lying around with a tissue box handy. It wasn't so bad, though, because somehow my lumpy futon and blanket took me back to the last time I was sick, in Kyoto of the wondrous futons. I feel all warm just thinking about it. And today I started reading Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto, and it starts in a traditional inn, and it takes me back there so clearly. The futons. The tiny crunching sounds of the pillows. The yukata. *tears up*

Anyway, you don't need to read about me going all sentimental. I also got lots of drama-watching done, because what else was I going to do stuck in bed all day? I'm almost done with the first season of Merlin and seriously considering giving the Vampire Diaries another shot. I caught up on Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and it is SO GOOD. I really shouldn't frontload my currently-airing list with Monday-Tuesday dramas, though, because now I have to wait the whole rest of the week for my fusion shenanigans and my JOKER fix. *pouts* GIVE ME MY JOKER FINALE, I NEED IT!

And then I completely over-analyzed the ending of Disney's Mulan, just because I could.
timeripple: (attir'd with stars)
Apparently having a job sucks out all my will to flail around on LJ, but last time I managed to compare the Hunger Games trilogy to shoujo manga, and I feel that a little bit of organized crazy goes a long way.

But the job is going okay, mostly, and sometimes funny things happen. And this happened a few weeks ago:

ADORABLY GAY GUY: *buys Clockwork Angel*
ME: Oooh, I read that recently.
ADORABLY GAY GUY: Yeah? How was it?
ME: It’s... well, it’s Cassandra Clare does Victorian London.
ADORABLY GAY GUY: I think I am okay with that!
ME: I think I am also okay with that!
ME: Come back some time! I desperately need people to talk to! Hardly anyone around here will admit to even knowing what fandom is!

I've been really tired lately, and then the night before last I came down with a cold and spent yesterday lying around with a tissue box handy. It wasn't so bad, though, because somehow my lumpy futon and blanket took me back to the last time I was sick, in Kyoto of the wondrous futons. I feel all warm just thinking about it. And today I started reading Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto, and it starts in a traditional inn, and it takes me back there so clearly. The futons. The tiny crunching sounds of the pillows. The yukata. *tears up*

Anyway, you don't need to read about me going all sentimental. I also got lots of drama-watching done, because what else was I going to do stuck in bed all day? I'm almost done with the first season of Merlin and seriously considering giving the Vampire Diaries another shot. I caught up on Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and it is SO GOOD. I really shouldn't frontload my currently-airing list with Monday-Tuesday dramas, though, because now I have to wait the whole rest of the week for my fusion shenanigans and my JOKER fix. *pouts* GIVE ME MY JOKER FINALE, I NEED IT!

And then I completely over-analyzed the ending of Disney's Mulan, just because I could.
timeripple: (intellectual dilettante)
A day off, and it’s too hot to go out and actually do much, so [livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl and I are holed up at Panera. I am spectacularly failing to write my staff rec for Plain Kate, because I love it like burning and keep getting sucked into re-reading bits and crying and then failing to have the right words.

But it’s nice to have a day with air conditioning and computers and time to just write. I should be doing other things, but I really need this day to just sit and drink chai and write. I’ve been full of ennui lately; the hot weather makes me grumpy and lethargic. Now that I’m full of chai and AC, though, I kind of want to go dancing.

Last Friday M and I walked down Faneuil Hall to the waterfront, then around the back of the aquarium where you can see the seals from outside. Yay! We window-shopped our way back (I was unexpectedly impressed by American Eagle Outfitters jewelry--think it was AE, anyway), and I bought an outrageously expensive (but delicious!) bag of chocolate chip cookies at Quincy market. A good afternoon. I will keep it in my memory to ward off feelings of inadequacy when they come prowling.

In other news, I think I should dye my hair red while I still work at a bookstore and am living the carefree young life. On the one hand, I want to get a job in publishing. On the other hand, I want to continue living the carefree young life. I want, I want, I want.

Note to self: lay off the black v-neck of shoulder-baring awesome. For some reason it has been garnering me a lot of sleazy looks this week. Ugh.

And now, a word or two about Mockingjay! Um, probably kind of spoilery. And super vague. Sorry. But mostly about ships, which are not really the point of the books anyway.

In which the Hunger Games books are like Hana Yori Dango )
timeripple: (intellectual dilettante)
A day off, and it’s too hot to go out and actually do much, so [livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl and I are holed up at Panera. I am spectacularly failing to write my staff rec for Plain Kate, because I love it like burning and keep getting sucked into re-reading bits and crying and then failing to have the right words.

But it’s nice to have a day with air conditioning and computers and time to just write. I should be doing other things, but I really need this day to just sit and drink chai and write. I’ve been full of ennui lately; the hot weather makes me grumpy and lethargic. Now that I’m full of chai and AC, though, I kind of want to go dancing.

Last Friday M and I walked down Faneuil Hall to the waterfront, then around the back of the aquarium where you can see the seals from outside. Yay! We window-shopped our way back (I was unexpectedly impressed by American Eagle Outfitters jewelry--think it was AE, anyway), and I bought an outrageously expensive (but delicious!) bag of chocolate chip cookies at Quincy market. A good afternoon. I will keep it in my memory to ward off feelings of inadequacy when they come prowling.

In other news, I think I should dye my hair red while I still work at a bookstore and am living the carefree young life. On the one hand, I want to get a job in publishing. On the other hand, I want to continue living the carefree young life. I want, I want, I want.

Note to self: lay off the black v-neck of shoulder-baring awesome. For some reason it has been garnering me a lot of sleazy looks this week. Ugh.

And now, a word or two about Mockingjay! Um, probably kind of spoilery. And super vague. Sorry. But mostly about ships, which are not really the point of the books anyway.

In which the Hunger Games books are like Hana Yori Dango )
timeripple: (riiko says buzzer beat!)
Feel exceptionally unlike writing things down, and yet things to write keep popping into my head.

[livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl and I are watching Buzzer Beat (for me it’s a re-watch, but a welcome one). It took us all of thirty seconds to realize that the drama is, basically, an AU of our lives. This lead to me exclaiming aloud as we were walking back from Burger King, “I get Yamapi! Yay!” and doing a gleeful little twirl right there on the sidewalk.

It’s like someone wrote an AU where we’re hard-drinking boy-crazy would-be professional musicians (instead of amateur musicians who are/were graduate students in other subjects) who have fated encounters with hot basketball players. I’ve got the long hair, the capris, the flowy shirts, the messiness, the bookstore job, the violin skillz, and the flail. She’s got... well, the flute skillz, the tidiness, and the matter-of-fact attitude. And the name starting with M. I am now plotting to ambush her hair into Mai’s dango style. Uh, somehow.

Neither of us has the make-up skillz. I did say it was an AU.

It’s not just about the surface similarities, though. It’s also about being a twentysomething trying to build a life, whatever that entails; trying to do what you love and also make it pay the bills.

[livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl, by the way, has succumbed to the inexplicable Yamapi dead fish eyes charm, as all must in the end.

Naoki’s little sister continues to crack me up. I saw her in Yamanade, months after watching Buzzer Beat the first time, and totally didn’t register that it was the same actress. So now it’s like... okay, what’s an analogy... well, imagine watching Buzzer Beat if the only thing you’d seen Yamapi in before was Nobuta wo Produce.

It’s kind of like that. XD

And Maya Miki! It's like the producers got together and said, okay, who's the one actress who everyone will believe shares genetic material with these people, who will bring warmth and humor and energy to the part, who's still willing to play supporting roles? XD

...

In other news, I am reading the Percy Jackson series and I am liking it. It is restoring my faith in prose intended for sixth-graders. And the mythology is actually kind of part of the Daisy Chain/Tom Brown’s School Days project of figuring out how Greek is still relevant. My grad student heart burns to write a paper. My graduated student heart is gleeful that I don’t have to.

Anyway, we’re going to the beach tomorrow, so I’d better get some sleep. Good night, everyone!
timeripple: (riiko says buzzer beat!)
Feel exceptionally unlike writing things down, and yet things to write keep popping into my head.

[livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl and I are watching Buzzer Beat (for me it’s a re-watch, but a welcome one). It took us all of thirty seconds to realize that the drama is, basically, an AU of our lives. This lead to me exclaiming aloud as we were walking back from Burger King, “I get Yamapi! Yay!” and doing a gleeful little twirl right there on the sidewalk.

It’s like someone wrote an AU where we’re hard-drinking boy-crazy would-be professional musicians (instead of amateur musicians who are/were graduate students in other subjects) who have fated encounters with hot basketball players. I’ve got the long hair, the capris, the flowy shirts, the messiness, the bookstore job, the violin skillz, and the flail. She’s got... well, the flute skillz, the tidiness, and the matter-of-fact attitude. And the name starting with M. I am now plotting to ambush her hair into Mai’s dango style. Uh, somehow.

Neither of us has the make-up skillz. I did say it was an AU.

It’s not just about the surface similarities, though. It’s also about being a twentysomething trying to build a life, whatever that entails; trying to do what you love and also make it pay the bills.

[livejournal.com profile] cadragongirl, by the way, has succumbed to the inexplicable Yamapi dead fish eyes charm, as all must in the end.

Naoki’s little sister continues to crack me up. I saw her in Yamanade, months after watching Buzzer Beat the first time, and totally didn’t register that it was the same actress. So now it’s like... okay, what’s an analogy... well, imagine watching Buzzer Beat if the only thing you’d seen Yamapi in before was Nobuta wo Produce.

It’s kind of like that. XD

And Maya Miki! It's like the producers got together and said, okay, who's the one actress who everyone will believe shares genetic material with these people, who will bring warmth and humor and energy to the part, who's still willing to play supporting roles? XD

...

In other news, I am reading the Percy Jackson series and I am liking it. It is restoring my faith in prose intended for sixth-graders. And the mythology is actually kind of part of the Daisy Chain/Tom Brown’s School Days project of figuring out how Greek is still relevant. My grad student heart burns to write a paper. My graduated student heart is gleeful that I don’t have to.

Anyway, we’re going to the beach tomorrow, so I’d better get some sleep. Good night, everyone!
timeripple: (i said nothing)
So! Some of you may recall a time of myth and legend when I talked about books on this journal. Some of you may not; it's been a while. *l* But it's much easier to sell a particular book to somebody if you've actually read it, so I've decided to pay closer attention to how I feel about what I'm reading. (As opposed to paying attention to whether I can get a paper out of it!) I'm totally in YA mode right now, because it is summer, and also it is an awesome mode to be in!

Shiver and A Brief History of Montmaray. Kind of spoilery. Kind of. )

...

In Asian drama news... )

Have you been reading or watching anything awesome lately? If so, what?

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