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Previously on Chrisi's Eternal Summer / Who's That Seiyuu / Did You Know I Have A Lot Of Feelings About Anime / this series of write-ups I did:

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6

Like I already said, writing these posts regularly was super fun and actually much easier than I'd anticipated. I'm thinking about how best to keep doing these - now that I'm back at work I really won't be able to watch so many things, obviously, but maybe I can write one post a month or so.

For now I thought I'd pick the new-to-me things I liked best and that I'd most recommend. (Keeping it short because, well, I already wrote about them.)


1. In The Flesh (week 1), definitely! My new life goal is to make everyone I know watch this show because it's amazing and really, really special. Hands down among the top shows I've ever seen, it deserves all the awards.

2. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (weeks 2 and 4). I'd go with the anime over the manga, though both are very good. I just prefer the episode format over the four panel strips. Hilarious beyond belief, never mean-spirited, with a great cast of characters. I love every single one of them. Perfect for when you just want to feel good and laugh for 20 minutes straight. (ongoing series)

3. Haikyuu!! (weeks 1 and 6) I JUST REALLY LOVE THIS ANIME, OKAY? I keep squeeing about it on twitter because it gives so much joy. It avoids a lot of the things that can make other sports anime seem silly, it usually makes me laugh for half the episode and then cry from being overwhelmed with (super positive!) feelings the other half. Emotional investment level at 110%. (ongoing series)

4. Saving Face (week 5). HELLA CUTE. Also code-switching. We all need more happy LGBT movies in our lives, don't we?

 
Aside from watching/reading a bajillion shows and movies and manga I also had plans to do some other things.

life stuff )

Finally, I also wanted to mention some other stuff going on in my life at the moment. more life stuff )
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Well, so far this has already been a very eventful year for the Internet, hasn't it? I have a lot of feelings on the Internet and piracy (which mostly come from the time I desperately tried to buy due South DVDs and was unable to because of region codes) but that's a subject for another post. Maybe.

Anyway, I've been reading up on ACTA today, which has kind of freaked me out. <.< In an attempt to guilt-trip myself into writing an e-mail to the German members of the EU parliament (I'm honestly a bit terrified about doing that! I mean, they're government officials and everything!), here are some links:

La Quadrature du net has lots of info on ACTA and actually tells you which people you should contact and what to say.

This is a list of members in one of the relevant committees, complete with phone numbers and a-mail addresses.

And last but not least a German site, because I don't trust myself to properly translate all the arguments.



Right then, on to the fun part! Have some recs for X-men, Harry Potter and Sherlock:


Boden's Mate by kaydeefalls: X-Men: First Class, Erik/Charles The most amazing XM:FC/Inception fusion ever. Are there even any other ones? I don't know and I honestly don't care, because this one is perfect. Perfect and long and just really, really good, with just the right amount of Angst. The author is currently writing a sequel, which is apparently going to include my second XM:FC OTP, Alex/Hank. Yay! :D

Limited Release by rageprufrock: XM:FC, Erik/Charles, pre-Alex/Hank In case you hadn't noticed, I love AUs, and this is a FBI-AU of epic proportions. I really liked the back stories in this fic, as well as the friendship between Alex and Hank. The case itself, i.e. the search for Shaw and Scott, is very well done and gripping, too - I don't think I stopped reading this story once (Which is somewhat unusual for me when it comes to long fics. I'm just very easily distracted.).


A Day in the Life of Draco Malfoy, Image Manager
by songquake
: Harry Potter, Harry/Draco One of the shorter stories to come out of the hd_holiday exchange, this is the kind of epilogue-compliant story I'd like to see more of. Not that I had a lot of interest in epilogue-compliant stories before reading this, mind you, seeing as I tend to ignore the epilogue entirely. Must have learned that tactic from watching Digimon, I guess.
Anyway. In this story, Draco is the solicitor of the Potter family, which I think is a very clever concept. Aside from that, I really liked the humor and the portrayal of Harry's kids.

Level 65 Paladin Looking for Group by etothepii: Sherlock, gen Slightly AU. John and Sherlock meet through an online game (WoW? I have no idea.) and eventually become friends in real life. I don't know much about this kind of online games, but the in-game interaction was great, and somehow the thought of Sherlock playing this with Lestrade and everyone else is very amusing to me.

The Skeleton Winter by branwyn: Sherlock, Sherlock/Joanna Genderswap case!fic! Apparently this is loosely based on an actual Sherlock Holmes story, but then I've never read any of those, so I don't know how closely this fic follows it. In any case, this a great mystery, though I'd advice you to mind the warnings. What makes this fic interesting, aside from the plot, is the exploration of Joanna's character and mind, as well as her relationship with Sherlock. A sequel is in progress right now.
the24thkey: (Persona 4 - hero)
Well, so far this has already been a very eventful year for the Internet, hasn't it? I have a lot of feelings on the Internet and piracy (which mostly come from the time I desperately tried to buy due South DVDs and was unable to because of region codes) but that's a subject for another post. Maybe.

Anyway, I've been reading up on ACTA today, which has kind of freaked me out. <.< In an attempt to guilt-trip myself into writing an e-mail to the German members of the EU parliament (I'm honestly a bit terrified about doing that! I mean, they're government officials and everything!), here are some links:

La Quadrature du net has lots of info on ACTA and actually tells you which people you should contact and what to say.

This is a list of members in one of the relevant committees, complete with phone numbers and a-mail addresses.

And last but not least a German site, because I don't trust myself to properly translate all the arguments.



Right then, on to the fun part! Have some recs for X-men, Harry Potter and Sherlock:


Boden's Mate by kaydeefalls: X-Men: First Class, Erik/Charles The most amazing XM:FC/Inception fusion ever. Are there even any other ones? I don't know and I honestly don't care, because this one is perfect. Perfect and long and just really, really good, with just the right amount of Angst. The author is currently writing a sequel, which is apparently going to include my second XM:FC OTP, Alex/Hank. Yay! :D

Limited Release by rageprufrock: XM:FC, Erik/Charles, pre-Alex/Hank In case you hadn't noticed, I love AUs, and this is a FBI-AU of epic proportions. I really liked the back stories in this fic, as well as the friendship between Alex and Hank. The case itself, i.e. the search for Shaw and Scott, is very well done and gripping, too - I don't think I stopped reading this story once (Which is somewhat unusual for me when it comes to long fics. I'm just very easily distracted.).


A Day in the Life of Draco Malfoy, Image Manager
by songquake
: Harry Potter, Harry/Draco One of the shorter stories to come out of the hd_holiday exchange, this is the kind of epilogue-compliant story I'd like to see more of. Not that I had a lot of interest in epilogue-compliant stories before reading this, mind you, seeing as I tend to ignore the epilogue entirely. Must have learned that tactic from watching Digimon, I guess.
Anyway. In this story, Draco is the solicitor of the Potter family, which I think is a very clever concept. Aside from that, I really liked the humor and the portrayal of Harry's kids.

Level 65 Paladin Looking for Group by etothepii: Sherlock, gen Slightly AU. John and Sherlock meet through an online game (WoW? I have no idea.) and eventually become friends in real life. I don't know much about this kind of online games, but the in-game interaction was great, and somehow the thought of Sherlock playing this with Lestrade and everyone else is very amusing to me.

The Skeleton Winter by branwyn: Sherlock, Sherlock/Joanna Genderswap case!fic! Apparently this is loosely based on an actual Sherlock Holmes story, but then I've never read any of those, so I don't know how closely this fic follows it. In any case, this a great mystery, though I'd advice you to mind the warnings. What makes this fic interesting, aside from the plot, is the exploration of Joanna's character and mind, as well as her relationship with Sherlock. A sequel is in progress right now.
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Alright, I hope everyone had awesome holidays! I did, for the most part, and now I'm just relishing in my free time and reading ALL THE FIC (and watching The Killing with my parents, but that is a topic for another post).

Now, I may not actively participate, but I love Yuletide. <3 I enjoy a lot of small fandoms, and Yuletide used to be the first place I looked for fic for them. Nowadays, the Archive makes it pretty easy to find stories in every fandom imaginable, but Yuletide is still awesome, obviously.

I still have a lot of open tabs and stories to read, but these are my favourites so far:


Lift Your Head And Look Out The Window Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon's Lexicon This is such a lovely story! I nearly forgot to look for this fandom, which would've been a shame. I love this trilogy, and most of all I love Jamie - especially his bff-ness with Nick and, of course, his relationship with Seb. And while this story is more about him and Mae (Which is also really cool. Siblings that get along really well FTW!), it still has these elements, which makes me very happy.

Basically, it's a post-canon story about Jamie moving on and, well, literally moving. It's really funny and sweet and Mae just cares a lot about her brother. <3 I love these little, subtle things that the author* throws in that tell us so much about the characters and how the events of the books have changed them (or rather, how they are still changing), like that line about how Mae talks about nothing but the market. Also, Seb and Nick just glaring at each other will never stop being funny. Never.

It feels like the prologue of a whole new story that I'd really like to read. <3

En Flambé My Drunk Kitchen A STORY. ABOUT MY DRUNK KITCHEN. WITH PICTURES. RUN DON'T WALK! Seriously, this is so much fun and reads just like a script. Anyone who enjoys MDK (AND WHY WOULDN'T YOU?) should read this.

Grab a blanket, brother Young Avengers The thing is, I really don't care much for Tommy. Maybe it's because he joined the team pretty late or maybe I just don't like his attitude, who knows. But this story? This story made me like Tommy. It made me care for a character I have little interest in. And if that isn't an amazing feat, I don't know what it is. A great character study.

A Traditional Family Roadtrip Tiger&Bunny So, Tiger&Bunny. I stopped watching it somewhere in the middle, because I really disliked the time skip and then it got kind of boring. However, as it turns out this Anime manages to become awesome again for the last few episodes. However, my viewing habits don't have anything to do with this story, so I'll stop right there.^^''

Anyway, this fic is set post-canon and is pure feel-good fluffy pre-slash of the 'Someone else knows they're in love and is exasperated at their ridiculousness' flavour. Basically, Kaede goes on a roadtrip with her Dad and Barnaby. I love her POV and how she just can't help but come to the realization that Barnaby, whom she used to idolize to the max, is really just kind of a dork. A dork who might just become her step-father. <3

Nostalgia Chick Must Die! Nostalgia Chick and other assorted That Guy With The Glasses people Confession time: Real Life Lindsey and Todd have kinda become my ideal of a relationship since I found out they were together, never mind how little I know about them. <3 This story isn't about them, however, it's about their characters (and not really about Todd, anyway). What it is is Crack. Crack of the highest and most delicious and piiiiiiiiiiink caliber. It has clones and SCIENCE and MacGuffins and quasi-demonic forces of evil, like any good Team nChick story line should have. Love it. :D


Batignolles Paris je t'aime (Le Marais) I was so excited when I saw this! A story about my favourite short film from the anthology about Paris, which we watched in French Class. It starts where the short film ends and is just a lovely continueation. Just what I wanted.


Real Revennnnnnge An incredible story about Nolan and Tyler and how they work. The actual show just makes me want delicious, delicious hatesex between these two characters, but this makes me see them in a whole other, dare I say 'relationshipy', way. Brilliant.

Camera, Camera Tanya Huff's Smoke series Thank the Yuletide gods for bringing us Lee/Tony stories every christmas. Can this be a bigger fandom already? Please?
Anyway, a story about coming out, things not going as planned and Lee and Tony being trouble-magnets in love. As it should be. <3




And while I'm at it, here are two Harry/Draco Fics from that one holiday exchange, because they are both intensely gripping and long and gorgeous and so worth every hour of missed sleep:At your Service and The Boy Who Only Lived Twice. Anyone got anymore recs from that exchange?


Right, that's it for now, maybe I'll do another rec post soon-ish, maybe not. The new season of Sherlock will probably distract me anyway (OMG SO EXCITED!!!! :D)



*So busted. :D I should have known from the moment I saw the title, really.
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Alright, I hope everyone had awesome holidays! I did, for the most part, and now I'm just relishing in my free time and reading ALL THE FIC (and watching The Killing with my parents, but that is a topic for another post).

Now, I may not actively participate, but I love Yuletide. <3 I enjoy a lot of small fandoms, and Yuletide used to be the first place I looked for fic for them. Nowadays, the Archive makes it pretty easy to find stories in every fandom imaginable, but Yuletide is still awesome, obviously.

I still have a lot of open tabs and stories to read, but these are my favourites so far:


Lift Your Head And Look Out The Window Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon's Lexicon This is such a lovely story! I nearly forgot to look for this fandom, which would've been a shame. I love this trilogy, and most of all I love Jamie - especially his bff-ness with Nick and, of course, his relationship with Seb. And while this story is more about him and Mae (Which is also really cool. Siblings that get along really well FTW!), it still has these elements, which makes me very happy.

Basically, it's a post-canon story about Jamie moving on and, well, literally moving. It's really funny and sweet and Mae just cares a lot about her brother. <3 I love these little, subtle things that the author* throws in that tell us so much about the characters and how the events of the books have changed them (or rather, how they are still changing), like that line about how Mae talks about nothing but the market. Also, Seb and Nick just glaring at each other will never stop being funny. Never.

It feels like the prologue of a whole new story that I'd really like to read. <3

En Flambé My Drunk Kitchen A STORY. ABOUT MY DRUNK KITCHEN. WITH PICTURES. RUN DON'T WALK! Seriously, this is so much fun and reads just like a script. Anyone who enjoys MDK (AND WHY WOULDN'T YOU?) should read this.

Grab a blanket, brother Young Avengers The thing is, I really don't care much for Tommy. Maybe it's because he joined the team pretty late or maybe I just don't like his attitude, who knows. But this story? This story made me like Tommy. It made me care for a character I have little interest in. And if that isn't an amazing feat, I don't know what it is. A great character study.

A Traditional Family Roadtrip Tiger&Bunny So, Tiger&Bunny. I stopped watching it somewhere in the middle, because I really disliked the time skip and then it got kind of boring. However, as it turns out this Anime manages to become awesome again for the last few episodes. However, my viewing habits don't have anything to do with this story, so I'll stop right there.^^''

Anyway, this fic is set post-canon and is pure feel-good fluffy pre-slash of the 'Someone else knows they're in love and is exasperated at their ridiculousness' flavour. Basically, Kaede goes on a roadtrip with her Dad and Barnaby. I love her POV and how she just can't help but come to the realization that Barnaby, whom she used to idolize to the max, is really just kind of a dork. A dork who might just become her step-father. <3

Nostalgia Chick Must Die! Nostalgia Chick and other assorted That Guy With The Glasses people Confession time: Real Life Lindsey and Todd have kinda become my ideal of a relationship since I found out they were together, never mind how little I know about them. <3 This story isn't about them, however, it's about their characters (and not really about Todd, anyway). What it is is Crack. Crack of the highest and most delicious and piiiiiiiiiiink caliber. It has clones and SCIENCE and MacGuffins and quasi-demonic forces of evil, like any good Team nChick story line should have. Love it. :D


Batignolles Paris je t'aime (Le Marais) I was so excited when I saw this! A story about my favourite short film from the anthology about Paris, which we watched in French Class. It starts where the short film ends and is just a lovely continueation. Just what I wanted.


Real Revennnnnnge An incredible story about Nolan and Tyler and how they work. The actual show just makes me want delicious, delicious hatesex between these two characters, but this makes me see them in a whole other, dare I say 'relationshipy', way. Brilliant.

Camera, Camera Tanya Huff's Smoke series Thank the Yuletide gods for bringing us Lee/Tony stories every christmas. Can this be a bigger fandom already? Please?
Anyway, a story about coming out, things not going as planned and Lee and Tony being trouble-magnets in love. As it should be. <3




And while I'm at it, here are two Harry/Draco Fics from that one holiday exchange, because they are both intensely gripping and long and gorgeous and so worth every hour of missed sleep:At your Service and The Boy Who Only Lived Twice. Anyone got anymore recs from that exchange?


Right, that's it for now, maybe I'll do another rec post soon-ish, maybe not. The new season of Sherlock will probably distract me anyway (OMG SO EXCITED!!!! :D)



*So busted. :D I should have known from the moment I saw the title, really.
the24thkey: (One Piece)
All right, I've been meaning to make this post for a while now - most of it is copied from an e-mail I sent the lovely [livejournal.com profile] torakowalski some months ago and she suggested I post it. So here we go! :D

I've been a fan of Manga and Anime for a long time (I got into it when I was 11) and it also lead to my introduction to fandom as it exists on lj. The stories and art styles have definitely shaped the way I look at...well, everything. There have been lots of series and films that had a big impact on me, emotional and otherwise. I'm slowly opening up to Western comics as well (Mainly Young Avengers and Scott Pilgrim), but my preference still lies on the Eastern side of things.

Nowadays I rely heavily on the Internet on my Manga-related needs, because I'm impatient as hell and it takes forever until a series is licensed and published in Europe (and some never are). I do try to buy the books when they come out here in Germany, though.

The same goes for Anime, with the addition of a language-factor. Most German dubs I've been exposed to make me cringe (Never mind the ridiculous censoring and altering of the plot). I prefer watching them in the original language with subtitles. It helps that I really love the Japanese language and am learning it at the moment. Also, I love many Openings and Endings (So many new bands to discover) which get cut or replaced in dubbed versions.

I suppose I do have a pretty solid knowledge in this area, but if anyone sees something false, feel free to educate me. :D

With that out of the way, let's begin:

General concepts and terms, in case you've never heard of Manga/Anime )

On to the recommendations! Keep in mind that a lot of these are not yet completed. Now, I don't really read that much BL/Yaoi anymore (unless the mood strikes me) because there is usually a very stereotyped dynamic in the relationships. Still, there are some I like and read regularly:

Yay, )

Then there are Mangas that aren't exactly BL but hint veeeery strongly at a slashy relationship. There's a group of artists called CLAMP who excel at this. They have a very distinct art style and a tendency for huge story arcs that can be confusing.

Read more... )

A honorable mention goes out to Amatsuki: Not by CLAMP and I haven't read much of it yet, but I've heard good things about it and liked it so far. There is time travel, Japanese history and a kick-ass female character! :D

Last but not least:

Skip beat! Awesome female protagonist and het OTP FTW! )

Now, let's continue with some Anime.

There's a wonderful Japanese word, one of my favourites: Nakama. Read the article about it on tvtropes.org, they explain it better than I can. But there are two really popular and longrunning Manga/Anime series that embody this concept:

One Piece and Fairy Tail )

Another favourite of mine that I actually own and watch in German (The one and only German sub I truly love more than the Japanese):
Wolf's Rain )

Two series I've watched recently which are, in my humbly opinion, pretty mind-blowing:

Baccano! and Durarara! )

Finally, a movie!

Sword of the Stranger )

Phew, that's it. I'm very tempted to keep gushing, but I'll restrain myself for now. The only thing I want to add: The Japanese have created some amazing life-action Dramas as well. My favourite is Nobuta wo Produce, a show about which I already had a post, I think. One of my favourite stories in any medium ever, with an amazing soundtrack and great use of lighting.

But no, let's not get me started on that. To narrow it down a bit, I'd recommend checking out Baccano and Durarara(short and finished), xxxHolic (not short, not finished, but my favourite <3) or Skip Beat for getting started.

JesuOtaku from Thatguywiththeglasses.com has great Anime reviews, I'd really recommend them. Also, tvtropes.org is my favourite resource for this stuff (and everything else, too.). Sure, I generally get stuck on the site when I look for something and open up waaaaay to many tabs, but still. It's worth the lost time.

Please keep in mind that there are a incredibly high number of different shows and genres - I've only listed a few of my favourites here. If anyone has any more questions (about honorifics, for example, or where you can find these series online), feel free to ask me - as you can see, I'm quite willing to talk about this topic at lenght. :D
the24thkey: (One Piece)
All right, I've been meaning to make this post for a while now - most of it is copied from an e-mail I sent the lovely [livejournal.com profile] torakowalski some months ago and she suggested I post it. So here we go! :D

I've been a fan of Manga and Anime for a long time (I got into it when I was 11) and it also lead to my introduction to fandom as it exists on lj. The stories and art styles have definitely shaped the way I look at...well, everything. There have been lots of series and films that had a big impact on me, emotional and otherwise. I'm slowly opening up to Western comics as well (Mainly Young Avengers and Scott Pilgrim), but my preference still lies on the Eastern side of things.

Nowadays I rely heavily on the Internet on my Manga-related needs, because I'm impatient as hell and it takes forever until a series is licensed and published in Europe (and some never are). I do try to buy the books when they come out here in Germany, though.

The same goes for Anime, with the addition of a language-factor. Most German dubs I've been exposed to make me cringe (Never mind the ridiculous censoring and altering of the plot). I prefer watching them in the original language with subtitles. It helps that I really love the Japanese language and am learning it at the moment. Also, I love many Openings and Endings (So many new bands to discover) which get cut or replaced in dubbed versions.

I suppose I do have a pretty solid knowledge in this area, but if anyone sees something false, feel free to educate me. :D

With that out of the way, let's begin:

General concepts and terms, in case you've never heard of Manga/Anime )

On to the recommendations! Keep in mind that a lot of these are not yet completed. Now, I don't really read that much BL/Yaoi anymore (unless the mood strikes me) because there is usually a very stereotyped dynamic in the relationships. Still, there are some I like and read regularly:

Yay, )

Then there are Mangas that aren't exactly BL but hint veeeery strongly at a slashy relationship. There's a group of artists called CLAMP who excel at this. They have a very distinct art style and a tendency for huge story arcs that can be confusing.

Read more... )

A honorable mention goes out to Amatsuki: Not by CLAMP and I haven't read much of it yet, but I've heard good things about it and liked it so far. There is time travel, Japanese history and a kick-ass female character! :D

Last but not least:

Skip beat! Awesome female protagonist and het OTP FTW! )

Now, let's continue with some Anime.

There's a wonderful Japanese word, one of my favourites: Nakama. Read the article about it on tvtropes.org, they explain it better than I can. But there are two really popular and longrunning Manga/Anime series that embody this concept:

One Piece and Fairy Tail )

Another favourite of mine that I actually own and watch in German (The one and only German sub I truly love more than the Japanese):
Wolf's Rain )

Two series I've watched recently which are, in my humbly opinion, pretty mind-blowing:

Baccano! and Durarara! )

Finally, a movie!

Sword of the Stranger )

Phew, that's it. I'm very tempted to keep gushing, but I'll restrain myself for now. The only thing I want to add: The Japanese have created some amazing life-action Dramas as well. My favourite is Nobuta wo Produce, a show about which I already had a post, I think. One of my favourite stories in any medium ever, with an amazing soundtrack and great use of lighting.

But no, let's not get me started on that. To narrow it down a bit, I'd recommend checking out Baccano and Durarara(short and finished), xxxHolic (not short, not finished, but my favourite <3) or Skip Beat for getting started.

JesuOtaku from Thatguywiththeglasses.com has great Anime reviews, I'd really recommend them. Also, tvtropes.org is my favourite resource for this stuff (and everything else, too.). Sure, I generally get stuck on the site when I look for something and open up waaaaay to many tabs, but still. It's worth the lost time.

Please keep in mind that there are a incredibly high number of different shows and genres - I've only listed a few of my favourites here. If anyone has any more questions (about honorifics, for example, or where you can find these series online), feel free to ask me - as you can see, I'm quite willing to talk about this topic at lenght. :D
the24thkey: (Nobuta - kokoro)
Back home again and school on Monday, so it's procrastination time! Whee! :)

All right, so I've been reading a lot lately, which makes me extremely happy, because last year I've read maybe...I don't know, not more than 10 actual books? Not counting those I had to read for school.

Anyway, I wanted to write a bit about what I've read lately, but more reactions than reviews, especially since it's been a while in some cases. <.< But here we go with the first couple of books, all of which have gay or lesbian characters in them (oh, look, a theme.) because yay diversity! (Oh, and there might be some mild spoilers in here.)

Malinda Lo: Ash )

Perry Moore: Hero )

John Connolly: Every Dead Thing )

Last but definitely not least, Tanya Huff: Smoke series )

So, basically, more people should read these books. A lot of people should read these books and then write epic fanfiction for them. There needs to be more Tony/Lee fic. There needs to be any Louis/Angel fic to begin with (Seriously, a canon, interracial, homosexual relationship between an assassin and a burglar who bicker a lot. How are there no stories for that?)

Ahem. So that's that, and now I'm going to eat some chocolate and read Smoke&Mirrors again.
the24thkey: (Nobuta - kokoro)
Back home again and school on Monday, so it's procrastination time! Whee! :)

All right, so I've been reading a lot lately, which makes me extremely happy, because last year I've read maybe...I don't know, not more than 10 actual books? Not counting those I had to read for school.

Anyway, I wanted to write a bit about what I've read lately, but more reactions than reviews, especially since it's been a while in some cases. <.< But here we go with the first couple of books, all of which have gay or lesbian characters in them (oh, look, a theme.) because yay diversity! (Oh, and there might be some mild spoilers in here.)

Malinda Lo: Ash )

Perry Moore: Hero )

John Connolly: Every Dead Thing )

Last but definitely not least, Tanya Huff: Smoke series )

So, basically, more people should read these books. A lot of people should read these books and then write epic fanfiction for them. There needs to be more Tony/Lee fic. There needs to be any Louis/Angel fic to begin with (Seriously, a canon, interracial, homosexual relationship between an assassin and a burglar who bicker a lot. How are there no stories for that?)

Ahem. So that's that, and now I'm going to eat some chocolate and read Smoke&Mirrors again.
the24thkey: (being human - love)
Well, it started out as a celtic knot, anyway )

The prompt for this was 'labyrinth', btw. I worked forever on this assignment, which wasn't mandatory, and not nearly as long on the ones that were. Oh well...

In other news, AU-endings to recent Supernatural-episodes make me squee (Omgkidfic!!!), reactions to the latest episode of Glee make me confused, everything I've read about child beauty pageants makes me want to scream and kill people through my computer screen, MCR's Ray Toro is making me want to rewatch every Police Academy movie ever made, peeling tangerines is making me frustrated, logopedic training is making me laugh and everything that's going on at school makes me want holidays really, really badly.  

Also: I want new being human. Like, right now, please.
the24thkey: (being human - love)
Well, it started out as a celtic knot, anyway )

The prompt for this was 'labyrinth', btw. I worked forever on this assignment, which wasn't mandatory, and not nearly as long on the ones that were. Oh well...

In other news, AU-endings to recent Supernatural-episodes make me squee (Omgkidfic!!!), reactions to the latest episode of Glee make me confused, everything I've read about child beauty pageants makes me want to scream and kill people through my computer screen, MCR's Ray Toro is making me want to rewatch every Police Academy movie ever made, peeling tangerines is making me frustrated, logopedic training is making me laugh and everything that's going on at school makes me want holidays really, really badly.  

Also: I want new being human. Like, right now, please.
the24thkey: (shelter-hug)
The thing is, I cry pretty easily. It's not hard to get me sniffling when I'm watching a movie or reading a book or fanfiction. Hell, I even cried during the first Pokémon movie, whatever that one was called. (I was approximately 11 at the time though, so...yeah.) However,even considering how easy it is to get me to shed some tears, sometimes I still get impressed by how much some works of fiction can affect me emotionally.

A few days ago, I watched V for Vendetta, which I personally think is a pretty good movie (I haven't read the graphic novel though, so I have no clue if the movie is as good when compared to the original.). There is one scene though, that really got to me:

Spoiler? ) The movie made me think of works of fiction that affected me in a similar fashion, and it turns out, totally unsurprising, that two of my Top 3* are SGA-fics. Go figure. Number three is a moment near the end of the Anime Wolf's Rain, by the way, but on with the fanfiction.
 

 

 Predictably, the first one is Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose by synecdochic. Yeah, no one saw that coming. I started crying half-way through, but everything considered, the ending isn't as depressing as one might think and it's just such an incredible story that I can't help but read it again from time to time, as opposed to other fics with a similar topic.

The second one is Nonlinear System by bertybertle and, wow, this one really got to me. It's so intense that it didn't really hit me untill the very end - which isn't exactly unhappy (a criteria which is pretty important to me. I like me some 'happily ever after') but just so....gah. T.T. I never saw the movie it is (loosely) based on, but if I ever do, I'll never be able to see it as the comedy it's intended to be.

Wow, this post is making me sad. Better go and listen to the new Torchwood radio play now. Wheeeee! \^o^/
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*That is to say, the ones that come to my mind at the moment.
the24thkey: (shelter-hug)
The thing is, I cry pretty easily. It's not hard to get me sniffling when I'm watching a movie or reading a book or fanfiction. Hell, I even cried during the first Pokémon movie, whatever that one was called. (I was approximately 11 at the time though, so...yeah.) However,even considering how easy it is to get me to shed some tears, sometimes I still get impressed by how much some works of fiction can affect me emotionally.

A few days ago, I watched V for Vendetta, which I personally think is a pretty good movie (I haven't read the graphic novel though, so I have no clue if the movie is as good when compared to the original.). There is one scene though, that really got to me:

Spoiler? ) The movie made me think of works of fiction that affected me in a similar fashion, and it turns out, totally unsurprising, that two of my Top 3* are SGA-fics. Go figure. Number three is a moment near the end of the Anime Wolf's Rain, by the way, but on with the fanfiction.
 

 

 Predictably, the first one is Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose by synecdochic. Yeah, no one saw that coming. I started crying half-way through, but everything considered, the ending isn't as depressing as one might think and it's just such an incredible story that I can't help but read it again from time to time, as opposed to other fics with a similar topic.

The second one is Nonlinear System by bertybertle and, wow, this one really got to me. It's so intense that it didn't really hit me untill the very end - which isn't exactly unhappy (a criteria which is pretty important to me. I like me some 'happily ever after') but just so....gah. T.T. I never saw the movie it is (loosely) based on, but if I ever do, I'll never be able to see it as the comedy it's intended to be.

Wow, this post is making me sad. Better go and listen to the new Torchwood radio play now. Wheeeee! \^o^/
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*That is to say, the ones that come to my mind at the moment.

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