emothy: (gokaiger ;; sunset)
Previously! Part One

Uhhhh, if my maths is right, this one has 76 screencaps XD Also I got less witty this half, I apologize!


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So I'm not actually halfway through yet, but Marv get up there right now! You need to take Gavan's whipping for him save Gavan!

They just split into two teams!



This is Team Moe, plus Marv!

Read more... )
emothy: (gokaiger ;; joe's back nnngghhh)
I am watching the Gokaiger vs. Gavan movie RAW. 'WARE SPOILERS. There are 71 screencaps in this half (which is why I decided to split it into two parts XD) Also the video is from youtube, the screencaps aren't quality. It has not dampened my personal enjoyment one bit 8D

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WE START THIS LIVEBLOG WITH SERIOUS MUSINGS OF THE SERIOUS KIND:



You know how, sometimes, someone is using their mobirates to talk to someone else, who isn't also using their own? So I am thinking the Galleon must have speakers or some kind of amplification system, to broadcast what's being said over the mobirates?

Because, you know, that has potential.

Read more... )

Part Two!
emothy: (gaku's sempai sincerity)
We went away for the week, it was fine! I bought myself two new mugs from evolution since mum keeps taking our ones to her workplace, and my favourite one appears to be wearing out now. And then a bunch of charms from Primark to make into earrings!

Read more... )


I was browsing all these 2010/2011 stock catalogues at work earlier; Ned had about eight or ten of them! And I saw this mask and it is so beautiful and I want it! :'(



This post is brought to you by one of my new sexy Gaku icons <3
emothy: (k-on! ;; group)
(Of course as soon as I promise to update more LJ does it's usual fuck-up thing ;) I'm crossposting from now on via my dreamwidth which I finally imported all my entries into! So now it is actually a copy of my LJ plus drama flails :) ADD IF YOU WANT <3333333


A Christmassy picspam before Christmas! )

I have work today from 12-5:30pm, and mum is at work tonight until about 1 or 2am so our Christmas morning will likely start late. I'll be up and about early morning my time though, so I'll be online until present opening time XD Except the couple I'm going to open before, like this parcel.
emothy: (massu; oiran photoshoot)
I have two words to begin this post with.

KISEKAE KARESHI.
(A.K.A. MASSU'S [second] PHOTOBOOK)


Now, let's discuss that: )


I also have suggestions for the next photobook, because these things are important and should be thought about properly.
- Maid Cosplay (IF HE CAN DO JAPANESE PROSTITUTE I CAN HAVE MAID COSPLAY)
- Cop (Think the Etude outfit but with a shoulder holster, brandishing a gun, probably some blood *_*)
- At the Beach/Learning to Surf (if you already know how, Massu, I seriously don't care, PRETEND OTHERWISE. We want half-naked, wet and drippy dorkiness with lots of falling off the board and laughing about it. The ONE problem with this photobook is not enough smiling! Also, not enough long hair, UNF.).
- Samurai/Shinsengumi officer just go push Hamao out of PMK already omfg
- Motobike. Just get in denim and leather and get on a fricking motobike and let me die happy. The end <3





In other news (yes there is other news, reluctantly XD), tomorrow mum and I have a day off together for the first time since my birthday (which does not count because we spent the day with my grandparents too who did their best to bitch and moan about everything they felt like. We both love them, but SERIOUSLY. HARD. WORK. I love them, I love them /repeat). So tomorrow we are going to be living in the cinema! Mum wants to see the new POTC film, I want to see the new X-Men, so it's a trade ;) And we'll have a nice meal out too probably :)

We don't have Sky TV anymore, we have this BT Vision thing wherein they buy/rent/whatever seasons of TV shows and documentaries and stuff and you can watch them anytime. So I may have been mainlining seasons 2-4 of How I Met Your Mother (no they did not have season one! But I saw an episode while in Australia and it was you know, FUNNY, so I gave it a try nonetheless). I think Barney Stinson is my not-so-twin. We both go around talking about how AWESOME we are all the time <3333




This post would not be relevant without an oniikuma:

emothy: (mlp:fim so many books!)
1. MY DRAMA RATINGS (for the most part done, but still kind of a WIP).

2. Am debating whether to move my icon posts onto DW - do I really need another DW journal? Can I rely on LJ to host those posts? Does any of it matter? I'm hardly followed for my iconing skills XD

3. In the process of browsing tumblr I came across one that encourages picspam challenges: Themed Party. So I was trying to think of ideas for picspams I could do for my Dorama DW. So I collected up all the challenges from there and from [livejournal.com profile] picspammy: Under the cut! )

As well as all the [livejournal.com profile] drama_hunt tags/themes I keep hold of for future picspamming purposes.

Input on this would be cool though - can anyone think of a challenge or theme I could picspam anime/drama-wise? Anything you'd like to see me do? :D My most favourites are The Legend, Story of a Man, and Coffee Prince (although I assume that's been picspammed more than anything else), Prince of Tennis, Peacemaker Kurogane, K-On!, but I would also enjoy going back over Wang Qiu Wang Zi, My Prince (although the video files were never great quality even before they were subbed), Gokusen, 49 Days... Most anything I've watched, really. Here is a comprehensive list of what I've watched/partially watched.

4. I removed a bunch of comms/people from my flist, but really it's only communities I no longer wish to follow, and people who weren't following me or hadn't updated for at least two years.

5. There is a DW community called Arashi Fashion. Life is complete.
emothy: (massu; surprised at your awesome)
I spent HOURS today doing this (and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it), but because it took time I am just forcing everyone on my flist to look. Well, not at all actually. You just don't click the link. But if you want to it's there ;)

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49 Days: The Kdrama where the Reaper Angel of Death SCHEDULER gets a bigger wardrobe than all the female other characters combined! AND HE'S NOT EVEN ALIVE.

My excuse for this picspam? Jung Il-Woo is gorgeous and I love his face. He pulls the BEST faces in this drama. And is a pretty, pretty Princess Reaper.



Outfit One: The Biker Outfit (Hot leather jacket and jeans, with some questionable accessories, like the cute green and purple socks *snigger*. And the beaded bracelets - we wore those back in junior school. I would never have pegged them for a Reaper-acessory XD Even the ridiculously oversized headphones [earphones are so much more practical when you're a Reaper on the go] add a little something. I want to say idiocy, but I actually like them ;) Overall I approve - tres hot!).


HERE THERE BE MORE IMAGES AND MORE OF MY FASHION CRITIQUING. YOU LOVE IT.


(Forgive me if the image size does anything funky to your friendspages.)
emothy: (massu; guh)
Dear SNSD, never stop being so flawlessly beautiful.

Dear Massu, never stop being such a DORK. And keep updating your blog five days out of seven - all this new work you're getting, I love it! Go for the big time! <3 xD (Also, PHOTOBOOK: I WANT IT NOW).

Dear Ohno, never stop being a stoner YOURSELF

Dear Kubota Yuki, you are one hot bitch. (And Kei, you're cute too *ruffles hair*)

Dear fic-promptly peoples, post some prompts in fandoms I could feasibly write! For example: Prince of Tennis, Gokusen, Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Coffee Prince, Arashi, Peacemaker Kurogane, Wang Qiu Wang Zi? Oh, I don't know; you're all supposed to be psychic! xD

Dear arashikink, I JUST REWATCHED THAT ONE YESTERDAY WHICH MADE THIS ALL THE MORE POIGNANT TO ME XD

I was also listing down things that need picspamming in general, like dilantancy with Jun getting stuck, and Aiba slipping over, and all the distressed faces. Or the two-person-two-legged races because Sho and Nino discuss how it feels to be back-to-back butt-to-butt. Or when Hoshino Aki teaches Arashi how to pose for photos so that when you're undoing your pants you're pushing your breasts together and highlighting them (because Arashi should totally be doing that all the time!)

Dear tumblr, I love you, and I am watching with stars in my eyes as practically everyone I know on LJ who loves Arashi slowly become merged into a big mass of reblogging adoration thanks to you <3333

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So, mum suggested that we go out early today and spend the whole day out (shopping, and coincidentally looking out for job vacancies for me). Considering I am still in my pjs and she is on the phone to her mum I have no idea what "early" meant, or when we'll actually go shopping xD
emothy: (story of a man)
Does anyone have a post or know of other people's posts about their "Top Ten Dramas"? (Or it might be top five/twenty/J-Dramas/K-Dramas... you get my point)


I was browsing idly, as I do, and saw someone make an idle listing. Since right now I'm watching Joseon X-Files [aka Special Investigation Record] which doesn't lend itself to the liveblogging so much I've been thinking about other ways to keep updating my drama-centric DW account, in case other things I watch end up this way, because I don't want the journal to just go dead at those times.

As one option, I went back to [livejournal.com profile] drama_hunt to check out the tags and see which of my favourite dramas I could picspam for, and I've done two of those so far:

Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (The Legend) - Various Episodes: Sujini + alcohol = OTP!

My Prince - Episode 3: Piggyback Ride of Love!

But I thought a Top Ten Favourite Dramas post might also be fun, or one that rates everything you've watched; I find those kind of things really interesting when considering what to watch next. And of course we all like different things for different reasons. I did try to keep a rating system in a document once, up to five stars sort of thing, but I'm sure I deleted it because I am silly.

So I'd kind of like to compile a few and see what other people have done and how they've formatted them - I definitely like the way they do it on the Dramabeans website, giving a rating for quality as well as personal enjoyment (there are things I enjoyed 100% but know they are not a good example of quality XD), but since that is a collection of everything they've ever watched it's obviously done with the intent to be short but informative enough for people browsing. It's not much use to me since I've watched a lot less dramas, and couldn't call myself an authority on them so I'd need to explain myself a lot more!

So, do you have a listing? Or know someone who does? I am going to go on my own travels and search but if you have any to share, please do! Thank you, you drama crazy people <3

[P.s - this seems like a silly thing to note, but how else would anyone know? I've been posting under friendslock more often these days - paranoia or something! - but if there was anyone who happened to follow me who can't see those entires, and wanted on the friendslist, by all means let me know! ...Not that I am assuming, I'm just pointing it out before I forget again :D]

eta; (From Top Tens to general ratings to lists, here's some of what I've come across so far!)
Dramabeans Ratings [javabeans, girlfriday]
Rainscene Drama Pimps [darkeyedwolf.livejournal.com]
Ultimate Top 10 Dramas [dangermousie.livejournal.com]
Top Ten Doramas [meganbmoore.livejournal.com]
Favourite Dramas (90's era mainly) [kyuuketsukirui.livejournal.com]
Korean dramas ratings list [alexandral.livejournal.com]
Dramas Watched (with ratings) [calixa.livejournal.com]
KDrama Ratings [singing-tree.livejournal.com]
Drama Lists (with ratings) [topazera.livejournal.com]
JDrama List (with ratings, and a top ten) [ohmyghost.livejournal.com]
Taiwan/China Drama Rec's [walkwithheroes.livejournal.com]
Drama List (with ratings) [cranberrysheep.livejournal.com] *(I like this formatting especially)
Top 15 Dramas [ambergold.livejournal.com]
10 Best Dramas I've Ever Seen [ambergold.livejournal.com]
Guide To Asian Dramas (ratings) [sailorgaia.livejournal.com]

emothy: (peacock feathers)
Look I said I was gonna do it and I did!

Preview:
6. 23. 36.


f(x) - NU ABO icons
emothy: (Default)
I have replied to three emails this morning; to Nat, Cathryn and Gem, and I'm all proud of myself! I absolutely suck at replying to emails unless I do it right away or I make time to sit and concentrate on it. Don't ask me why - I do love to ramble after all ;)

And if that whole three emails makes me sound popular, I promise you I'm really not. BUT if I went around trying to communicate with all of you guys through emails I'd suck at it anyway so apparently it's okay! ;)

I still need to upload pics of the place. It's just that we've rearranged the dining room(/library because there's no dining table but there are bookshelves :D) and I haven't taken pictures of it and I don't want an incomplete set of pictures or something. I keep pictures of places I've lived for nostalgia purposes!

I also have a few icons to upload. I'll do that now actually! eta; NU ABO icons




Has anyone across the pond been watching Rizzoli and Isles? It's based on a series of crime novels by Tess Gerritsen, whose books my mum reads, but she's never actually read this series (she actually owns all the books in the series but has been reading a different author recently instead). The series also stars Angie Harmon (from Law and Order, which we've both watched) and Sasha Alexander (from NCIS which we've both watched) and it caught my attention because of all the femmslash fic on [livejournal.com profile] femslash_today, so I believe it could be relevent to my interests ;D


Someone did a post about the "Top 5 Fanfics that you Love to Re-read", and I think it'd make an awesome meme because it isn't absolute favourites or best-written (not that they couldn't be both or all three!), but almost like comfort food for fics, so if anyone wants to share their choices I would be interested :D And if I can work out my own I might even do it!
emothy: (peacock feathers)
Some stuff I made just before we moved: little charm bracelets with chocolates, and doughnut earrings.

Five pics under cut: )

And I'm just about to sort out pictures of the house so they'll be up sometime later (yeah right!). Uhm, in a couple of days, perhaps, if I get organised?

iconses!

Jul. 19th, 2010 11:46 pm
emothy: (cm; emily)
Girls' Generation (SNSD) - RunDevilRun icons

Preview:



There are some NU ABO ones to come, and six little Legend icons from episode one. And my PSP trial has expired so I have to figure out what to do next XD


I will also hook up my camera and upload pictures of our new home sometime soon :)
emothy: (Default)
The Rules

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.





I've never wanted to suffer adverts (or pay for my journal) and so I'm afraid the choices were limited for [livejournal.com profile] mlina picking from my icons. Although there's quite a clear divide: two K-Drama icons, two Criminal Minds icons, and two misc/artsy icons.



My default icon is three characters from the K-Drama Story of a Man looking very sharp in their lovely suits. I went into the drama wanting to see how Philip Lee's second Korean acting role turned out and came out of it with a drama I love second only to Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (which I have no icons of ONLY because there's *too much* epicness to encompass in 100x100 pixels!). The main character of the drama is the one on the far right, Kim Shin (played by Park Yong Ha). Write-ups make it sound a lot less interesting than it is. I have a pimp post about it should anyone ever be swayed by the icon enough to want to watch it. It is after all, why I keep using it ;D



My other K-Drama icon is of the Princes of Coffee Prince. Princes only in that their service is supposed to be as good as royalty or something (Han Kyul's marketing ideas are beyond me). And after all, if you know the plot - and Coffee Prince must be one of the best known K-Dramas out there - you'll know that one of the princes is a girl anyway. She's up in front looking adorably homely (but just look at some of her photoshoots and HOT DAMN). There's also Hot Waffle Guy on the left, stupid Min Yeop up the back and sexually ambiguous Ha Rim on the right. I would have loved to have 'The Voice' Han Sung in there too, but it's another ensemble package for me. I love the relationships between the workers of the Coffee Prince shop. I suppose I should have included Manager Hong but he wasn't in the promotional pic :P






Both my CM icons are made by the same person. I think I remember not seeing a huge selection and just liking this person's style and choice of subject matter ;D I love the team for the TEAM but I love Emily best and really wanted an icon just of her.

The other one I believe is the scene with Reid showing off his science 'magic' to the girls and Hotch walks in... Ah, I have discovered a write-up of the scene:

JJ: Nothing's happening.
Reid: Shhh watch [the rocket launches, JJ and Garcia scream, and it hits Emily in the head]
Emily: Ooh ow, what was that?
Reid: Oh, I am so sorry Emily!
Garcia: Don't you recognize a rocket when you see one?
Reid: I was merely demonstrating a physics law. I didn't mean to...
Emily: Oh show me!
Reid: Turn around.
Emily: Turn around?
Reid: A magician never reaveals his secrets.
Emily: I thought you said this was physics?
Garcia: He wont show us either. Trust me, it will do you no good to argue with him.
[rocket launches and lands in front of Hotch]
Hotchner: Physics magic?
Reid: Yes, sir.
Hotchner: Reid, we talked about this.
Reid: I'm sorry, sir.
Hotchner: [smiling] You're really starting to get some distance on these things.


The way to win over the ladies of the FBI is PHYSICS MAGIC. Which Hotch can't condone as mother of the team, but finds it adorable nonetheless ;)



Now for some more abstract icons. I have to say I think all of [livejournal.com profile] tomycoffee's graphics work is beautiful and I surfed the posts for hours and hours trying to whittle down what I wanted to use for myself. I so often ended up collecting posts with flowers or scenery, nature and landscapes. But I knew I wanted an icon with books because I talk so often about reading (and writing) and it could be my icon-mascot or something. A lot of books icons are too plain, or included people which for this I specifically didn't want. I also like icons with stacks of books in them but they can be too colourful or positioned in ways I dislike, and in the end this was what I chose for the simplicity.



I love peacock feathers. It's the brightness of them, the flamboyance. To me this icon sort of represents my creative side. For the drawing and art and sewing I really don't indulge in anymore. My overdramatic nature and tendency to abuse smilies in chatspeak and comments to assure myself that people know my intentions (cheeky, sarcastic, enthusiastic), because so often in life I've been told by people that they can't tell when I'm serious and when I'm joking, whether I realise that what I say could be interpreted as hurtful. I also love colour in general and the ways colours can be combined to create different moods and themes and play with it a lot. I suppose right now it could speak a little to my jewellery making (and wearing, because especially for me earrings are my huge fashion statement. The quirkier, brighter and bolder the better).
emothy: (Default)
5 peektures: )

We did two carboots at the weekend, a smaller one Saturday and a huge one on Sunday. Altogether dad made £26 on old PS2 games and mum and I made somewhere between £70 and £90 but it cost £10 to get a plot Saturday and £12 Sunday and I can't remember which amount it was after deducting those!

I sold the multi-coloured plectrum earrings with the guitars on Saturday and actually converted them into keyrings for the woman (getting to keep my packaging and earring hooks which was a bonus!), which cost her £3.50.

Sunday I sold a bracelet like the above ones but with miniature handmade chocolates on it for £4.50 to a pre-teen girl, a Lego bag charm to a teen girl for £2.50, and a pair of doughnut earrings I never got a chance to take a picture of either for £2.50 to a girl probably around my age. So I made £13! :D

Today in a little while I will be visiting the Range to stock up on more Fimo and browse and possibly see if they still have any John Howe books because I like his artwork a lot and a quick flick through the book caused me to chance upon a FitzChivalry portrait never before seen XD
emothy: (Default)
Just connected my camera and uploaded my pictures; I began with 202 but after deleting the blurred ones and the pictures of almost exactly the same thing I'm down to 157.

Attempting to upload to photobucket right now but it's frozen on me!

So I thought I'd make note that I watched all the last three episodes of Criminal Minds season five today!

Without being spoilery I'll just say that 21 and 22 were really on form for me, very enjoyable with plenty of team banter I love so much. There's a scene between Morgan and Garcia that brought a tear to my eye; they are one of those couples that should be together but I'm sure TV would ruin it if they tried, so I'm fine with them loving each other as they do <3

The finale was... not disappointing as such. It was a little flat is all. I know we can't have a great cliffhanger every time (though this is a two-parter suspended across two series), but it isn't even team-focused. Why should we care about cop of the week? (Even if it is Eric Close - Without a Trace!)

I've decided what I want is a team member to be a serial killer target, possibly by pure accident (type and colouring rather than because they are law enforcement) and using profiling to suss out the killer and play them in order to stay alive. Some, when their fantasy is bought into can complete the kill, others if you play along and give them what they want they haven't motivation to kill.

I kind of just want to see Emily captive but still able to be completely badass, as usual ;D

When I get these pictures sorted out I think I'll split them into a few posts. But when I do I'll either post one a day for a few days or post one after another and just link them all in each post. Possibly bit by bit would be less annoying for the lack of spamming on the flist?
emothy: (Default)
Story of a Man
( aka A Man's Story or The Slingshot )



"Intense, thrilling, smartly woven together with great balance of light and dark. Hits on all three points of acting, directing, writing. Not only well-written, it’s actually FUN. (10 / 10)" Rating from DramaBeans.


Genre: Action, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-06 to 2009-Jun-09
Theme: Give the World to You by Na Yoon-Kwon

DOWNLOAD/WATCH IT HERE:
Jdramas@LJ
MySoju
Viikii




You'll like this drama if you love:
- The classic battle of Good vs. Evil (especially when the good guys are a mix of con-men and former convicts, and don't even know who the real bad guys are).
- Dream Team scenarios (EVERY member of the Dream Team is loveable, even if purely for the comedic value they bring. Fail to fall in love with Kyung-Tae and I may just come to the conclusion that you have a heart of ice XD)
- HOT MEN. Sorry. But it's always a bonus, right? They're everywhere!
- Sidekick bodyguard assassins! There's only one, but it's better than none!
- Slash potential. There are women in this series, and they do have important roles, but the focus is on the male bonding.
- Strong women. Unfortunately I'm not talking women with guns, or deadly martial arts skills. I'm talking your more mundane (haha) independent women with the strength of their conviction, women who make hard decisions (because some of these men totally aren't able to), women who suffer and yet carry on. Women put into exceedingly difficult positions by various men in their lives who attempt to find ways out for themselves.
- Smart scheming. From both sides of the fence.
- A plot that keeps you guessing. Things don't stay the same, and nothing is straightforward.
- Drama with a sprinkling of comedy. Just because there's a serious battle afoot, doesn't mean you can't have a sense of humour!
- Ships of all shapes and sizes. Seriously, there is potential to ship almost anyone and everyone based on various kinds of interaction - het, slash and femmeslash.
...Also, if you loved Legend aka Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (like me!) there are a couple of characters you're going to recognise XD This drama is written by the same screenwriter of Legend.


Main Characters: )

Descriptions of this drama on drama-archive and video websites don't do it justice. When I first read the description, I couldn't see anything hinting at where the plot was going and it sounded dull. It isn't a simple revenge themed drama. There are so many twists and turns, so many threads of plot intertwined. But at the heart of it is the Dream Team. Four different men who band together against the big, bad world. Watch it for the thrill, for the twists and turns, but definitely watch it for the characters. The characters are what make you fall in love with this show, even as the plot makes you grab for more, and the style and pacing keeps you in awe.

Like a few Korean dramas I've watched, the first episode didn't drag me in completely. There is a bit of time-shifting, which isn't confusing at the end, but while you're in the midst of it it can be a little trying. They don't stick with this at all. The show might jump between settings and characters, but that's like any show. The timeline is the same, but different things are happening all around.

Another thing I enjoyed was reading the episode reviews/write-ups on DramaBeans alongside watching it. Sometimes subtitles don't quite translate meaning effectively, and I've read explanations on DramaBeans that heightened my enjoyment and understanding of the show as I watched. You'll find every episode recap here, under Story of a Man.

Now to convince you further with a picspam! (Click on thumbnails for bigger pictures that open in a new window).



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