alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (MEI-CHAN: a butler in love)
I've been reading the Mei-chan manga, which I thought i had tried to read before, but the drawings in the manga I remember and what im currently reading are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, so now I'm bothered by the fact i have no idea what i tried to read before...

regardless (and forgive me for being so posty the last couple of days - sick kid = random boredom throughout the day), i've been reading it, and generally enjoying it - especially comparing the drama to the manga.

Like the fact that Mei is 13, Rihito is (as far as I can figure, 21), and in the very first chapter, her grandfather told Rihito that grandpere wanted Rihito to marry Mei, so he might as well sleep with her to tie her to him.

To his credit, he promptly pointed out the age difference, but didnt go into the fact the thought was incredibly CREEPY.

however, in chapter 18, Rihito just swooped in and kissed her.

SHE'S THIRTEEN.

Oh, Japan.
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (PGSM: World Destroying OTP)
1. I can't believe how long this is taking me or how utterly anal i seem to be, but here's the brand new spreadsheet of dramas and asian movies.

Comments on what's there, recs for what isnt, suggestions for genre, mocking laughter or whatever is welcome.

I'm STILL working on the manga sheet, too, and comments and whatever are welcome.

Both sheets are constantly in a state of incomplete, so feel free to make suggestions about better organization.

2. I'm working on uploading my OOOOLD fic to AO3. My Roswell fics are tagged baby's first fandom, so feel free to click through if you are willing to overlook the fact that this is all MY FIRST FIC EVER, so I'm a little protective and sentimental about it.

3. Kingyo Sou has been updated! I honestly thought it was complete, so seeing a new chapter caused high pitched dolphin noises to come out of my mouth. This is the manga about the deaf Taiko player. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!

4. Please help me with my kpop addictions. I can now do the OK dance from 2PM's Without You, and I can't stop listening to Big Bang's Lies. HALP.
alianora: Akira's Nobuta Power pose (NwP: Kon)
Taking a page out of anenko's notebook, here's a slightly obsessive spreadsheet of manga reading.

I have so much more to add, but figured if I linked it, I might actually finish inputting stuff instead of getting distracted by rereading Usagi Drop.

Also, I plan to split my asian list of DOOOOM up and post it as a spreadsheet, too. It will make it easier to figure out if I've downloaded it or bookmarked it and to keep track of what I want to watch, too.
alianora: Akira's Nobuta Power pose (NwP: Kon)
Here's what i've done in February and half of March, so far, not including things like work, sleep, stare blankly, and read Percy Jackson:

Television:

Drama K.O. - 37 complete episodes in 5 different shows, all Japanese.


Jmovies:

Sleeping Bride - a boy finds a girl sleeping in a hospital, and the nurse tells him she's Sleeping Beauty. He comes regularly and tells her, "Wake up, I'm a prince," and kisses her. And then one day she wakes up. Very sweet.

The Great Happiness Space (Tales of an Osaka Love Thief) - documentary about a host club. Fascinating! By the end I felt for everybody, both the hosts and their clients.

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea - Voldemort has only seen this is Japanese, and has absolutely no problem telling me what is going on and who everyone is. Adorable!

My Neighbor Totoro - my kid fell in love with it in English, but I could only find the subbed online. He doesn't seem to care either way.

Saigo no Yakusoka - Arashi's SP where they are all stuck in a hostage situation. Very entertaining, and I honestly wasn't expecting the twist.

Yonimo Kimyouna Monogatari - short SP where Sho plays a guy who tries to discover a talent for music through magic candy. Worth it for seeing him molest lollipops.

Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru - Sho is a yankee who in the first fifteen minutes has set a teacher's hair on fire and removed one of his own toenails with a knife. Based on a true story.

Kamikaze Girls - I love Ichigo and her complete inability to leave Momoko alone. Was wildly disturbed when I discovered Momoko was in Yatterman as the dominatrix who really just wanted to be a housewife and have babies.



Manga:

1/2 Prince - wip
The first crossdresser in virtual gaming. Wonder how long it will take everyone else to find her out? Enjoyable.

Aishiteruze Baby - complete
High school boy tends to small child - a trope to which I am very very weak. Cute, but the ending isn't very strong at all.

Dengeki Daisy - wip
Daisy is the name of someone on the other end of her text messages, and the only thing she has left after her brother dies. Far more interesting and entertaining than it sounds. Our girl has guts, and she's willing to protect what's important to her.

Koukou Debut - complete
I tried. I did. And [profile] princess_dexter says I should try again, but omg i can only stand so much stupid. I liked it until the kiss, and then I just wanted to hit her in the head repeatedly and shriek "WHY ARE YOU AN IDIOT?" Also, I am sad to say that the boy doesn't do much for me. Will probably try again after I've read everything else in existance.

Kimi wa Boku no Toriko Nare - wip
A maid with a deadly weapon: a mop. This is a weird one, but I'm interested to see where it's going. He's got secrets, and I want to know them!

Kingyo Sou - complete
HELLO I LOVE THIS PLEASE READ NOW NOW NOW. A girl falls in love with a deaf taiko player, and it's this beautiful story. This is the first time I cried WHILE READING MANGA. There's one scene where she is SO upset, and she's turning her face away from him while she's crying and talking, and he's desperately trying to see her face so he can figure out what she's saying, but she doesn't want him to, and he doesn't understand and OMG MY HEART. Beautiful and hopeful and a very sweet love story.

Suki-tte Ii na yo - wip
Good thing he likes unusual girls, seeing as she just kicked him in the face. Very realistic, it feels to me - deals with sex and relationships and our protagonist is not your typical shoujo girl. No cheerful smiles in the face of adversary here! She's blunt and withdrawn and kind of bad tempered, and he likes her because of it.

SOLD OUT - complete
Save yourself some time, and just punch yourself in the face. She goes to buy a dress, the salesman compliments her, she loudly declares she loves him and then the stalking commences. MINDBLOWINGLY STUPID. Comes with the quote: "I'LL FOLLOW YOU LIKE A GOLDFISH'S POOP!"

Special A - complete
Another dense heroine! But this one I don't actually want to hit repeatedly! She's been competing with him since they were kids, and she ALWAYS comes in second place to him. Hilarious and silly, with random bonus gender bending in later chapters! I find him very adorable, as he's been in love with her forever, but 1)he never confesses, and 2) she's as dense as a board, so when he does, she tells him he's her best friend. Plus, I really like the fact that she is capable! She is smart and athletic and can do amazing things.

You're My Girlfriend - complete
short work from the Special A mangaka. She has good intentions, but always seems to say the absolute wrong thing. He can't resist giving girls makeovers. Together, she thinks he's gay and he just wants her to have friends! Fun and silly.
alianora: Text: You win again, gravity (FUTURAMA: Gravity wins!)
After School Nightmare is a manga that is mind fuckery of the highest order, AND IT'S AWESOME!

Mashiro is a student in a high school, and he has a SECRET. He finds out from the school nurse that he has to take a mysterious class in the basement of the school in order to graduate. This class involves trying to find your way out of your own nightmares - in order to graduate, you have to find the key. In the nightmare, you appear as you truly are - so why the hell is Mashiro wearing a SKIRT in this dream?!

HINT: This manga involves slash, het, and femslash. ALL OF THEM INVOLVE MASHIRO. )

Also, hey look, I made some icons!


alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (Default)
Last week was awesome, as I was in Seattle with the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] rinalin, and we did tons of fun things, like go to the Jim Henson exhibit, stomp around the Sci Fi museum, go up the Space Needle, and watch a lot of tv.

I made her watch ALLLLL of Mei-chan, and she's promised me porn. Im very excited.

We also made our way halfway through Dollhouse, and a few episodes into Stand Up!! so, we got both American AND Japanese fun in. YAY!

We also made our way over to the Japanese book store/grocery store while we were there, and Rinny got seduced by manga, so I promised when we got back to her place that i would direct her to the online places where I wept bitter tears of agony over myself while reading every single chapter of Hana Kimi.

Yes. Bitter tears. Im not really a manga or a comics person.

REMEMBER THIS. I BEG OF YOU.

So, I hopped onto my laptop during some down time and sent her the link.

And then, while I was waiting for her to get it, I absently was clicking around on the tags on the side, hit "gender bender," and promptly got sucked into reading W Juliet.

OMG Y'ALL. I DONT LIKE MANGA.

IVE READ ALL OF IT. EVERY SECOND. I COULD BARELY STOP.

A BOY WHO DRESSES LIKE A GIRL FALLS IN LOVE WITH A GIRL WHO LOOKS LIKE A BOY.

HOW COULD I NOT LOVE IT?

*weeps betrayed tears*

Y'all...I even....i even looked to see if it had been made into an anime.

I DONT LIKE ANIME EITHER.

*weeps more*

FORTUNATELY, IT HASNT BEEN MADE INTO ONE SO I DONT HAVE TO MAKE THAT HORRIFIC ANNOUNCEMENT.

But...now...now ive read it all. and all of W Juliet 2 that i could find..

...now what do i read?

OH CRAP IM ASKING FOR MANGA RECS, SHOOT ME NOW.


*also, apologies for the upcoming spam. i have picspams to do.
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (STOCK: Chocolate)
Hi! My name is alia, and I am completely in love with the live action Nodame Cantabile!

I inhaled this drama. I watched 7 eps on Saturday, and the others, including BOTH two hour specials, on Sunday.

I have now read every fanfic i could find on fanfiction.net, have gone through all of [livejournal.com profile] anenko's delicious recs, and am now so desperate for more that i am actually reduced to reading the manga.

I DONT LIKE MANGA. it makes me twitch.

and yet, here I am - READING MANGA.

god, it's the Hana Kimi thing all over again. I READ THAT WHOLE ENTIRE MANGA FOR FUCK KNOWS WHAT REASON, SEEING AS THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE TIME I WANTED TO HIT THINGS. but hey, Sano in handcuffs for absolutely no reason other than to give me good dreams kinda made it worth it.

so far, all i have to say is Nodame is much cuter live, and Paper Fan looks...a hell of a lot like himself.

I want to squee and flail about things from the live action, but i cant, because im REWATCHING IT. in between pages of manga.

*sigh*

AND! I found out they are doing TWO MORE SPECIALS. but i have to wait MONTHS for them. *weeps*

I also want to lick Chiaki all over, but that's to be expected.



NOTE TO SELF: Research musical terms for porning purposes.

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