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Monday, February 27th, 2012

Subject:In which we attempt a new method
Time:4:51 am.
It seems that I can write about double the quantity of salvageable story longhand than on the computer. This is something of a surprise since I am not a fan of writing by hand--my wrist cramps up within the first five lines and gets worse the longer I'm at it.

Ironically, that seems to be what makes it helpful. I'm not tempted to go back and niggle over word choice when I can't actually read what I've just written, which means I spend more time moving the scene forward. I also can't obsessively hit word count every five minutes, and it's a lot easier to fill a page with handwriting than type, which gives me a (false but no less fulfilling for that) sense of accomplishment.

So, hopefully this continues to work out...

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Subject:You know, I paid enough for my education...
Time:5:59 am.
...it's a shame I'm trying to undo it.Collapse )

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Subject:So it's been over 24 hours since I watched 2.3, and am I finished thinking about it?
Time:5:03 am.
Oh no. Especially not since some kind soul has yt'ed the video from John's blog. Of particular interest to me...Collapse )

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Monday, January 16th, 2012

Subject:Wow.
Time:2:25 am.
So that makes at least two people the Reichenbach Fall has completely. Destroyed.

This effing show. MD5, cinder, omgwhydidieverlistenwhenyoupeopletoldmetowatch.

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Subject:足を洗った(はずだったのに)
Time:3:46 pm.
And yet, after two years I find myself being drawn right back into the fold. Several things are responsible for this state of affairs. Read more...Collapse )

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Monday, May 17th, 2010

Subject:Really, it's all NHK's fault...
Time:3:54 am.
...for not producing a Taiga Drama that's held my interest since 2004. How lucky for me that there's saeguk in the meantime, specifically Dong Yi.Collapse )

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Monday, May 10th, 2010

Subject:What have I wrought?
Time:3:57 pm.
During winter break eight years ago, I sat mes parents down and made them watch Daejanggeum, because I had already made everyone I knew in Japan watch with me and needed someone else to watch it with. They liked it well enough, but that was no surprise as we are family of inveterate History Nerds.

They were going through a rough patch of RL about a year ago so I suggested that they watch Yi San, because there's nothing like 74-odd hours of television to take one's mind off of things. They resisted for several months before mainlining it like the crack it is, and have technically watched more of it than I have (Japan edits about 10 minutes out of each broadcast episode, and I refuse to use crunchyroll).

Fast forward to the present.Collapse )

On the upside of things, by tag-teaming hold requests we can prevent anyone else from ever getting their hands on them, ever.

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Subject:美男이시네요...
Time:10:53 pm.
...has entertained thus far because it is a drama with the best acting I have seen, ever. Ever.

Unfortunately, it also has a script filled with all the happy coincidences and unlikely occurrences I have loathed about the genre from the beginning.

But ah, 9 minute 15 second mark of ep.14, you have OWNED ME.

Which is enjoyable but emphatically Not Good, because the only thing that should be owning me these days is my thesis.

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Monday, September 14th, 2009

Subject:Aaand another post on manga...
Time:10:09 pm.
...this time Otapyon's *Shacho to Hisho*Collapse )

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Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Subject:In which I am the H1N1 of 韓流
Time:9:15 pm.
Three years ago, I dragged my parents kicking and screaming into the den and made them watch the first episode of Daejanggeum. Last year I did the same to my aunt and uncle. Now I get regular calls asking for recommendations.

During the most recent, my father mentioned that he was busy watching "Queen...Something."

"Not 'Queen Seon Duk?'" I asked, all incredulity.

Well, yes, as it turns out, Queen Seon Duk. Granted, mon pere had only made it one episode in, and from what I can tell he is not using the same set of subs, which might be a mitigating factor, but he was rather bemused by how horrid I found it and I was rather bemused by how tolerable he found it.

This led to a discussion of what he should be watching instead. These discussions also occur periodically, and usually involve mon pere opening up My Soju and reeling off the list of top dramas while I giggle at his horrific pronunciation. Toping the list of doozies during this most recent of conversations was "Kai shight uh-cumma," which I eventually determined was "Koshite Akuma," and which I happen to be rather stuck on at present. For although it's supposedly 吸血鬼もの it is, put simply, the story of how awkward it is to be a high school boy whose pretty English teacher keeps making you hard.Collapse )

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Subject:I was going to do another post about manga...
Time:11:40 pm.
...but instead I give you SurveyFAIL '09. Hours and hours of WTFun!?!? for all!

Seriously, it's stuff like this that makes me regret not getting my Masters in gender studies after all.

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ETA: metal_dog5, last paragraph in this link and Bride of Fail. Did I call it, or did I fucking call it?
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Time:10:43 pm.
Okay, so several people have been poking me for manga/shosetsu summaries as well. So I will attempt to do them, with three caveats: I don't necessarily read the newest stuff, my tastes don't necessarily coincide with the majority of yaoi fen's, and I'm probably going to have to spoil what little plot there is to explain why I do or do not like a given volume.

And with that out of the way, we will start with Sakurai Shushushu's 'Ice Eagle * Fire Hawk.'Collapse )

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Subject:So as I've been watching Orthros No Inu...
Time:11:42 pm.
...and boy howdy, do I hate the female protagonist.Read more...Collapse )

That said, I'm probably going to stick around for a few more episodes as the male actors make for nice scenery and the ham-fisted co-optation from Death Note and VC is amusing.

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Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Subject:Mini Revelation is Relevatory
Time:8:13 pm.
Three friends dragged me to Universal Studios Japan earlier this week. I am a huge fan of roller coasters and not much of a fan of Hollywood, so there was not much there to amuse me.

However, I have been a huge, huge fan of Terminator 2 since it came out.Read more...Collapse )

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Subject:Oh, Japan.
Time:10:41 pm.
Never change.Collapse )

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Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Subject:In which a Kdrama may actually defeat me...
Time:11:26 pm.
So here I find myself with classes over as of last Thursday and about two weeks until BS2 starts reairing Yi San (which has devoured my life for most of the past month, but that's a story for an epic post I don't feel like writing at the moment). What to do with this downtime? Another historical drama, of course.

I chose Queen Seon Duk. I have watched two episodes. I think it is saying something that I, who pride myself on being able to withstand the cheesiest cheese Korea has to offer, may not be able to make it through a third. Because, boy, is this drama a piece of work.Collapse )

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Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Subject:I which I ramble on at great length about Frozen Flower...
Time:10:29 pm.
...and why conscious attempts to make a "yaoi movie" are doomed to failure from the start. Rampant spoilerage and plot elision below the cut.Collapse )

Anyway, these mixed signals left me curious as to how much of the plot is historical fact. The wiki article was most unforthcoming in this regard. But then I remembered the horseback painting.Collapse )

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Subject:As some of you already know...
Time:11:16 pm.
...I went to South Korea last week. I tend to make multiple visits to foreign countries, returning to my favorite sites each time. But since this was my fourth (fifth?) trip to the ROK, I decided that this time I was going to go somewhere new, dammit. Thus, before departing I made a list of five sights and told myself I was absolutely going to visit at least three of them.

In fact, one of them was the first place I hit up upon arriving in Seoul.Collapse )

But anyway, enough of that. What about the spoils?Collapse )

Anyway, good times.

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Subject:More Novel Porn
Time:11:55 am.
Namely, Takamura Yuiko's Ayashi no Koi no Monogatari, which was actually really good.Collapse )

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Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Subject:How to fail with historical porn.
Time:11:51 pm.
The 府 government decided to close down all the schools in the city for a week...and informed students at 12:30 yesterday morning. This means that although I theoretically have seven days of free time on my hands that could be spent engaged in productive study, all of my materials are in my uni research room and I am forbidden by government fiat from setting foot on campus to go get them.

Thus inflicted with a frustrated urge to be writing something, I give you a (rather longer than it deserves) rundown on the ways Sakura Akari's Tsuki to Matsurika is made of fail.Collapse ) I've already repurchased Natsu no Akebono no Romanse as a palate-cleanser.

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