darlingfox: ([se] and I'll wear a dress made of blood)
I just watched the last episode of Lexx and now I'm depressed. D: The irony of the end is delicious, and I hate it and I love it. Obviously I need to download the first three seasons, too.

From [personal profile] ruxi:

01. Grab the nearest book.
02. Open the book to page 123.
03. Find the fifth sentence.
04. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
05. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
o6. Tag five people. Doooo iiiiit! :D

Jos Sajjadin ääni ei olisi ollut niin lempeä, Hiroko olisi ehkä uskonut häntä. "Lintuselkä," Sajjad sanoi, painoi kämmenensä keskimmäisen palojäljen päälle ja pyyhki toisella kädellä nopeasti kyyneleet silmäkulmastaan. "Etkö sinä tiedä, että sinussa kaikki on kaunista?"

Hiroko käännähti kasvotusten häneen, ja kiukku toi hänen kasvoihinsa jotakin vierasta, niin että Sajjad pakostakin huomasi painaneensa mieleensä kaikki Hirokon tutut, jokapäiväiset ilmeet - pitämään itselleen seuraa niinä pitkinä tunteina, jolloin Hiroko ei ollut hänen kanssaan.

- Poltetut varjot (Burnt Shadows) by Kamila Shamsie

And because I'm so very nice, I also grabbed the nearest book written in English:

"-- All the faithful in his empire are under his care, in theory, but the burden of his responsibilities means in practice he simply doesn't have time."

"Of course not."

"Meanwhile, there is no other system of justice for disputes among people. As the law is based on the Quran, the qadis, the ulema, and other holy men such as yourself are the logical choice to take this burden."

"Of course."

- The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

Notice that I'm not reading either of them right now. I'm in the middle of Patricia A. McKillip's In the Forests of Serre, but that book is in the bathroom.
darlingfox: ([07-ghost] all that matters)
Chii's Sweet Home

The adventures of Chii, a lost kitten taken in by a young couple with a toddler. While the family never intends to keep the kitten, Chii slowly claws herself a niche in their family: winning over everyone with her kitten idiocy and charm.

Oh my god, this is the most adorable manga ever. ♥ There's no way anything could be as cute and sweet as this. It's a kitten! She's tiny and curious and just like real kittens. Trust me, I know, I've had five and the manga is like real life with them. The horror of a bathtime! A kitten so tiny she can't jump as high as she'd like to! Ignoring the expensive toys and loving the free bags they were in! It's also surprisingly heartbreaking. Chii misses her mom and then there's the horrible first day her family goes out without her. ;____;

Read it, it's so cuuuuuuute.

This happens to me all the time.
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Why did it take me so long to read Girl Genius?

♥ ♥ ♥

I've wanted to read or watch something with strong female characters, and now I want to join Agatha's harem. She's a mad scientist! She has Jägerminions (I love them!)! She loves death rays! She could be a horrible Mary-Sue, but somehow she isn't! Or, well, maybe she is, but she can definitely work with and/or around it.

The Cinderella parody was the best one ever (the above pic is from that), because she got the handsome yet stupid princes (yes, two!), *and* took over the kingdom. Also, Jägers in dresses! Maxim the not so ugly stepsister! And the quilting bees! *dies laughing* You could try reading that to get the CRAZY feel of the comic, but it does have a few spoilery characters.

IMO, the first volume is kind of weak because it's mostly about establishing characters and black & white, though that's not all that important, but then it starts to run.

Mind, it does have quite a bit of fanservice, but it doesn't bother me as much as it usually does. Maybe because the characters aren't stick-thin, maybe because it doesn't bother them too much, maybe because they just look like steampunk Victorian clothes. The boobs aren't there to attract the male characters, and said guys rarely notice the rather obvious assets. What makes Agatha (and other women, and people in general) interesting to them is her brilliant mind and mad skillz, not her cleavage.
darlingfox: (Mamoru)
[livejournal.com profile] blueutopiah's Soul Eater post gave me an idea. Since I procrastinate read/watch anime/manga/books/TV/movies/etc. quite a lot, I thought that I could occasionally mention the shiny things I've found.

Let’s start with Until Death Do Us Part by Takashige Hiroshi, simply because I just read the newest chapter.

Read at OneManga
Download (some) chapters at MangaShare

A girl named Haruka Tōyama happens to be in the care of a certain company because she can see the future, but she wants to get away, so using her abilities she finds a blind though strong man and asks him to help her as a body guard 'til death do them part. The man, named Mamoru Hijikata, quickly dismiss her request as a joke from a small 12 year old kid, only to realize what shady business has beginning to unfold when people willing to do anything are desperately searching for the girl. As she predicted, Mamoru has vast experience in shady business himself, and will not be pushed around easily by any criminal.

... Is 'protection' the only reason that Haruka approached Mamoru? Or could it be something else?

so, a seer and a blind man... )
darlingfox: (Sebastian)
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

And this is from someone who didn't like Boy's Next Door, and never got past the first two or three volumes of Angel Sanctuary.

ETA: Also loving Karneval and Vassalord! ♥
darlingfox: (Sebastian)
a.k.a. Black Butler

manga | anime

Pretty? Check.
Bloody fights? Check.
Morally ambiguous characters? Check.
Pedobait? Check.
Subtext? Check.

Do I want a demonic butler? Yes.

(comes with a bratty little Lord!)

God, Sebastian, stop being so hot. *___*


Jun. 11th, 2008 12:34 am
darlingfox: (Watanuki)
Who mentioned Pet Shop of Horrors not so long ago? I think it was [livejournal.com profile] ruxi but I'm not entirely sure and I'm too lazy to check. Whoever it was, thank you! :D I doubt I would've read it without a recommendation because the covers are so deceivingly shoujo-ish. But instead of fluffy bunnies we get- well, okay, fluffy bunnies but they're FROM HELL. *is impressed* I also watched the OVAs but I didn't like them all that much. The atmosphere was great but they changed the stories they chose slightly, and while Toshihiko Seki makes an excellent Sanzo he just isn't Count D.

I also read CLAMP's RG Veda and could it be any more depressing than that? NO.

And a quick pimp: IJ's porn_battle is accepting prompts. You don't have to have an account to submit prompts, you don't have to write anything and if you do write something, it doesn't have to be porn. Pairing ficlet, yes, but not necessarily smut.

You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You may bring:

1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

Weapon can be real or fictional, you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional.

Let's see... )

Legal Drug

Jan. 20th, 2008 02:48 pm
darlingfox: (Default)
Before you get too excited I should clarify that I'm talking about CLAMP's manga, not actual legal drugs. Of course, with the innuendo, subtext, pretty and crossdressing, you might not even notice the difference...

In any case, I meant to ask if any of you are familiar with the official Tokyopop translation? I recently read the scanlations and I'm curious to know if Tokyopop's version differs from those (and if they do, how much). I'm kind of tempted to buy them but the bookshop didn't have any when I went to check. I could order from their online shop but I'd rather not when I don't know how good the translation is.

The other option is to go to the shop where I buy my other non-CLAMP manga and hope they have them. Unfortunately I always feel a bit guilty when I go to a little shop and then don't buy anything. Especially if the cashier stares. And I wouldn't buy their volumes because it'd be more expensive (almost three euros/volume).

So, anyone know if Tokyopop's translation is any good?

Also, HELLO, new people on my flist! &hearts
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