emothy: (ryon ;; fairytale apple)
Books I own, and have probably owned for at least a year if not (a lot) longer, that I haven't yet read:

- Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger
- The Wind-up Bird Chronicles, Murakami
- Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman
- Victory of Eagles, Naomi Novik (Potentially reread all the Temeraire books before continuing, but not especially necessary)
- Dreamsongs, George R. R. Martin
- The Inheritance, Robin Hobb (I really suck at reading short story collections, you may have noticed.)
- RX For Chaos, Christopher Anvil
- Interstellar Patrol, Christopher Anvil
- Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity, Christopher Anvil
- The Black Prism, Brent Weeks
- Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
- A Song For Arbonne, Guy Gavriel Kay
- Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay
- Lord of Emperors, Guy Gavriel Kay (I've read Sailing to Sarantium)
- The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie
- The Stars' Tennis Balls, Stephen Fry
- The Fry Chronicles, Stephen Fry
- Acorna's Search, Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
- Acorna's Rebels, Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (reread the first bunch in the series first, easy reading)
- The Scarab Path, Adrian Tchaikovsky
- The Sea Watch, Adrian Tchaikovsky (I need to buy the next one, Heirs of the Blade, too!) (Have begun a reread of this series in order to read these, somewhere in the middle of book two currently)
- Beguilement, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Legacy, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Passage, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Horizon, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Gardens of the Moon, Steven Erikson

This isn't everything, I have a stack of Anne McCaffrey books I got dirt cheap that I probably won't read, and a fair few by Terry Pratchett. Also the first three Wheel of Time books, except the first one was such a slog I am not really tempted anymore, some stuff by David Eddings, and Terry Brooks. Oh and the first three books of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. As well as any other random stuff hidden on my bookshelves that I haven't found to add to this list :x

If anyone wants to warn me off of anything, or reccomend I get on with anything right now you are more than welcome XD

...And jeeze, there's probably quite a lot more ebook-wise I've yet to read, too! :x

emothy: (book; reading)
-communities that should exist, if they already don't.

A comm for reading that basically goes like this: "I like x-book(s)/x-series/x-author(s)", what else might I like based on this information, and why?" (For example, similar themes explored, authors with similar writing styles, inclusion of characters you can identify with, if you've speficied certain traits.)

I mean, it's always nice to get book recs from the flist, and I'll never stop asking, but to have a big LJ comm with hundreds of people sharing their opinions would be cool :D

And there could be tags for "if i like Neil Gaiman" which would lead you to posts where people rec other books based on people who like Neil Gaiman! ...You see my point.

(Also, I am tired. That is my excuse for a. if this makes little sense, and b. WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST GO LOOK FOR A COMM LIKE THAT YOURSELF, LAZY? XD)
emothy: (book; reading)
I like Google Reader; I keep up to date with the online comics I read without either forgetting for weeks and then reading 50 strips in a row, or checking obsessively every day because I forget which days they actually update in a week ;D And it's also useful for LJ feeds which I took off my flist because some update in waves and I get lost amongst all the posts. Google Reader also keeps them all under their own individual names so you can just go through one at a time (see: comic strips altogether rather than updates in between), and you can mark some to go back to and probably lots of other features I don't care to use.

I spent a couple of hours this morning on GoodReads adding childhood books. That was fun! And found Noey had an account. I only have Noey and Cyn friended there so if anyone else wants to, tell me if you have an account so I can stalk you XD

On a very related note, have a linkspam of things reccomended to me on Google Reader:

Honeymoon Suite: So you'd either be too creeped out by the spectators or too memerized to actually *enjoy* your honeymoon...

The way things were? I like them better just the way they are now. Mother Nature's gift to us!

Postcard-en: I have never called paper and plants adorable before but I am now.

Skull Spoons: I think with the teeth they're actually more like sporks XD

The Most Confusing bookshelf: Seriously, I've looked at every picture and I still can't work it out

World Coolest Treehouse? It reminds me of the Ewoks, personally...
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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).
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I'm home! My interview took not even ten minutes. The hotel was very clean and classy but the room was tiny considering it's for two adults and a child usually (we of course had the cost adjusted for three adults), and man how expensive is food?! This afternoon while waiting for our cab home were each had a cup of tea and that cost £7.50 for three. You do the math!

On the bright side, Ipswich turned out to be a goldmine for books, charity-shop-wise. The Oxfam shop especially was a branch dedicated only to books and I found three books in there for £11 altogether.

I had happened to be thinking about reading more Guy Gavriel Kay books but was having trouble really finding much through amazon (for example). I found THREE different books by him altogether in the charity shops, and one of them looks practically brand new and was selling in Waterstone's for £9.99 which I know because I had picked it up earlier to look at it. It was labeled £2 but they were doing "all books £1" in the charity shop I got it from. Could I have gotten more of a coincidental bargain? XD I love charity shops for the sheer randomness of what you find.

So, I got:
Forest Mage, Robin Hobb - I wasn't enthused about this series after pre-ordering the first volume years ago when it came out and not really wanting to continue the rest, but this volume I bought is hardback, only cost me £5 instead of the £18+ it was marketed at, and she still wrote my favourite books so it's kind of nice to own everything she's written, especially since I never finished the series. It wasn't abysmal, it just wasn't what I had been expecting from her. I'll give it a chance).
The Wilding, C.S Friedman - Even since I randomly gave 'In Conquest Born' a chance and really enjoyed it I had been intending to read this one, and had little luck getting hold of it. I'm talking years of intending to get it and searching. The chances of finding it were amazing.
The Summer Tree, Guy Gavriel Kay - See above! I had happened to pick up this in Waterstone's, being one of the authors they carried something by, which I didn't already own. I wasn't looking for anything in particular by him, just more than what I'd already read (The Lions of Al-Rassan and Sailing to Sarantium). But I wasn't going to just shell out £10 like that. With good reason :D)
A Song for Arbonne, Guy Gavriel Kay - £1.50. They also had Assassin's Apprentice for £1.25 but I figured just because you love a series that's no reason to collect it all over again now that they've re-issued them with new covers you don't even like ;)
Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay - £2.99 in Oxfam. One of the more expensive books, but when you buy used from amazon they start at £2.75 just for postage, even if they charge you 1p for the actual book it's close enough that I might as well just buy and have the book in hand.
The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks and The Elfstones of Shannara, Terry Brooks - A girl from work bought me a set of three books from the Shannara universe and they weren't horrific so I thought I'd give some others a go. Any fantasy book I don't throw across the room in disgust or despair these days I'll read more of just for something to read!

Apart from that I bought a couple more pairs of long shorts for the eventual holiday from Peacocks and a new pair of earrings that are hoops made to look like the teeth of zips with a zip on them and a small portion of zip open. They're more awesome than I can explain ;) Oh and also three ceramic owl magnets from evolution. I love owls and I don't even know why!
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Read Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey today. started and finished it all in one day XD Should've realised there would be girl-on-girl in it; it's Jacqueline Carey! She never disappoints with multiple sexualities featured in her books, though male/male ones are most often the least overt.

I am addicted to some cheesy K-Pop. Mostly for the hot girls. Very minorly for the insanely catchy music, but mostly I'm in it for the butt-shaking XD And there's nearly always at least one girl per group I would do in a heartbeat.

I'm full of wholesome opinions here ;) I'm just annoyed with my RealPlayer downloader playing up and not letting me download some videos from Youtube. I want Yoon Eun Hye on my ipod!

I think I'd better be off to bed relatively early tonight; I'm not sure yet if mum is going to come with me tomorrow to meet Nat and go shopping for more jewellery making bits because she "HAS A COLD!" which she has been whining about every chance she gets. I'm sure I'm going to catch it now. So yes she thinks she may spend all of tomorrow in bed. We'll see.

I found my girl!Atobe in a Girls' Generation video. And girl!Fuji but I have yet to pick out any of the others, woe.
emothy: (book; reading)
I am possibly overdue a ramble, but whenever I get emotional and want to ball it all up and let it out I also want to keep my stupid shame and fears to myself. So I've been driving myself crazy right within my own mind a lot recently.

Life is going to be crazy this year, I am going to accept that. A lot of changes, new experiences. Hopefully all good ones, or at least mostly. I can't have everything good ;)

My sleeping habits are ridiculous. I have had pretty much every Monday and Friday this month booked off as holiday, I have every Monday in February and a couple of Fridays. So I have two days off, two days in, two days off, one day in. I am lucky if I fall asleep before 2am most nights. And I keep falling asleep on the sofa when I get home from work because I just can't get my timing straightened out.

I am teaching one girl at work how to do the assistant manager job (along with mum also teaching her because you know, I'm on holiday a lot at the moment), and teaching another girl how to do the card section. Teaching is only as enjoyable as the competance and attitude of the student, I find. So that's not a viable career ;)

I have done so much writing. A combination of watching the Prince of Tennis anime all the way through, right to the end of the Nationals for the first time ever, and having all this free time. I have been inspired to write anything and everything with those characters. It's like my One True Fandom. You know, since Lostprophets and I broke up.

I've already posted about 20K worth of writing since December - a proportion of it is private entries in my fic journal admittedly because it's part of a series but all at random along the timeline and of course you write the plot twists first so it would ruin the whole thing if it were seen ;)

Cyn asked me what else I had in the works, and I ended up word-counting it all the other day. I kept the list because I'm rather awed by it. Seriously:

alwaysagirl!Fuji = 7731
assassin!au = 1272
Fuji!sensei = 2086
Mei-chan fic = 1067
OT5!verse = 2377
OT6!verse = 3796
jail!fic Chapter 2 so far = 1986
jail!fic other snippets = 2988
Tezuka/Fuji continued from age-stamp meme = 1521
therapy!fic = 3609

28,433 WORDS NOT YET POSTED. (And yes I like exclamation marks. Everything is !!!)

That's more than double what I wrote last year overall. But I suppose I did watch a lot of new things last year - especially Korean dramas I think, so it was about getting my head around so many new characters and settings and situations. And JDramas especially only last a small amount of episodes compared to most TV I am used to. Perhaps it isn't enough background and build-up for me.

Tomorrow I am going to the bank to have a lovely chat with a financial advisor. Fun. But it needs to be done. I have money and it is doing nothing in useless places. I will change that.

Out of 13 books I got for Christmas, I have read 7. I have a couple more Vorkosigan books to read, a trilogy Natalie bought me, and The Curse of Chalion, because I could only get the first book in the series at the time. I certainly plan to buy more things to read when I get through these ;) January and February are always big book reading months for me because of how much holiday I always have left to use up. It's so quiet at work it's scary. We have the minimum of six staff a day (enough to cover the sheer size of the shop) and we're struggling for things to do.

There is no Criminal Minds tomorrow(/today) :( But I suppose if I had known there was one, when I had this stupid meeting at 10am which is when I'd usually be looking the video up online, I'd have been a lot more annoyed!


Dec. 18th, 2009 08:33 pm
emothy: (peacock feathers)
- It snowed last night. It was very snowy on the ground today. All day. It still is.

- AO3 has made some tweaks in their newest release, which includes Yuletide coming into existence! I know people may have their issues with the site but personally I have to say they really do seem to be listening and trying to make this exactly what authors in fandom want, on a practical level. To making uploading as easy as possible, to having so many ways to describe and label a fic in order to be organised, to help people find what they want. To prevent people from stumbling across something they might not wish to read. You can tag with almost anything in the world.

At the moment, however, I'm done with uploading. I'm too busy writing new things and exploring an old universe that never went far in writing, but always had a huge scope in my head.

- On a related note, I have been rewatching the Prince of Tennis anime. Dear God I'm so back into this fandom. I went and reread so much of [livejournal.com profile] reddwarfer's Tezuka/Fuji fic (and consequently realised how little I ever commented - I AM SO SORRY, I SUCK! Please accept that I adore your fics anyway?). I'm still quite content with a lot of what I wrote - quite a change from how I felt at the time of writing!

- On a related note, Cyn, remind me to show you something POT I found in my memories that I don't even REMEMBER us discussing! Although we have brainstormed every idea ever between us I reckon ;) But there should be more pirates. There should always be more pirates.

- There is also a tea I meant to tell you about! (Thank you [livejournal.com profile] anenko for posting about tea!) Drink Me Chai ohmygod. I love the Spiced one with cinnamon, especially with milk. SO LOVELY AND SWEET. Mum prefers the Vanilla but it's a little too boring for me.

- I have no clue if there was anything else because I just accidentally shut all my internet tabs.

Oh, but I can't wait for Christmas! Now that the big stress of Christmas in retail is really over, (we won't be getting anymore Christmas stock anyway, and my section, the cards are well finished with), I am free to actually get EXCITED ABOUT PRESENTS!!!!!!


(*Not just mine, either - I can't wait to see what various people think of their gifts :D)

eta; I forgot! Jan told mum and I to make sure we'd be free for Boxing Day this year, and we found out yesterday that for out Christmas presents she booked us a Boxing Day meal at the Toby Carvery, and then seats for a pantomime after - Beauty and the Beast. Should be fun :D
emothy: (memoirs of a geisha; hatsumomo floral)
There's one thing that really pisses me off in The Sandman series. You know how Lucian is the librarian of all books that have never actually existed? I HAVE HAD SO MANY DREAMS OF BOOKS I'VE NEVER WRITTEN OR READ. BOOKS MY FAVOURITE AUTHORS NEVER WROTE. I could fill my own library! And I don't remember any of them. That really annoys me a huge amount. Why can't I remember?

This post is brought to you by the fact that last night I dreamt there were at least five or six books on my bookshelf (that aren't actually there) sitting there waiting to be read and I couldn't work out why I'd never tried reading any of them before.

My new haircut is annoying me, too. Where I've slept on it the back all puffs up. I've had to wet it to keep it down and now it just feels greasy. And I could put it up, but only parts of it, because it's all layered everywhere and different lengths.
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So, I finished Coffee Prince today. I WILL GLADLY ADMIT I WAS WRONG ABOUT THAT SHOW. And I will cut because I told Cyn to watch it and I won't spoil it for her XD )

I even wrote fic for it, go figure! You know how you always end up writing things you never would've expected? Or characters you didn't think you would bother with? I mean, sometimes the lead characters are just too easy and not worth the writing, or the show keeps them so the focus that there's no space left to write about them in between.

On a non-fandomy front, mum is going away for a week tomorrow. She's staying with Lin. She started her holiday yesterday and I did Saturday on my own with no problems luckily! I had the last new girl to start to train up (we've had FOUR new people start in the past week, and we only have 15 people tops overall). No customer arguments, only one refund to do. I barely even remember any customers asking me questions or speaking to me at all! But the day goes fast when you're in charge and trying to make sure everything gets done. I had to help a couple of the girls with their jobs and make suggestions of how to fit things and change things around.

Nan is coming over Monday night anyway. New central heating is being fitted and she doesn't want to be around the mess or the noise. I think it's going to take about three days. She was just going to stay with both me and mum, but when I told her mum would be away she said she'd arrange it so she'd be here with me for a few days. That means she'll probably make dinner, and wash up and stuff XD I AM SO SPOILT. The only thing that sucks about being here alone is going to bed. I hate how creepy it feels to be the only one in the flat. No matter how safe we are, the absolute SILENCE bothers me. I can sleep knowing someone else is already asleep here.

If I'm lucky the two books I ordered will be here tomorrow. Though knowing my luck they won't fit in the damn postbox and I'll have to go get them from the Royal Mail office! Starting the Miles Vorkosigan books - I believe it's three volumes in one. And I picked out the 'Master and Commander' (Or Aubrey-Maturin) series because I was almost certain that the group of people I found about the Temeraire books from also read these and write fanfic for them. When I went back to find the evidence I was left empty-handed of course, but hell, we had one of the series at work with our £1.99 books so I thought I'd give them a go anyway. Slash potential, I am not too hard to please sometimes. But it will remain to be seen ;)

eta; Oh! I also read Naamah's Kiss. I forsee another trilogy in the making here! Or at least another volume - that book is a set-up for another book completely. It was a little weird, reading a story in another character's POV because it felt a little like Phedre at times, and the name-dropping of ancestors got a bit grating, but Carey did manage to be a little different in there. And focused a little more on the girlsex this time ;) A little.

a list

Sep. 3rd, 2009 12:57 pm
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A list;

- Finished rewatching Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (Still the most perfect TV show EVER), and I've even resolved my misleading myself over the ending. I am now sure what I originally wanted to believe is quite plausible. Very.

- Still watching Coffee Prince, though not at the same pace as everyone else - when I saw the episode five post I thought to myself, "damn! Still need to watch 4!" which I have done now. Five is on pause, ready to start. Still shipping Eun Chan/Han Sung WAAAAAAY more than anything else. Han Kyul and Yoo Joo can sod off together and leave me with our cute heroine and smiley Mr. Voice.

- Finished reading a 'book' today. I use the term loosely, because I believe that it was first published as it's own novel, but I have it republished along with another story into a whole book. I'm talking about Shards of Honour and Barrayar, which has been put together as Cordelia's Honour (I AM ENGLISH, I SPELL IT WITH A U). I'm already seeing why Lois McMaster-Bujold has a following - she's generally an easy read, and then there are some really lovely turns of phrase that stick in my mind. And I've giggled an insane amount of times, so I definitely share the humour of herself (and/through) her characters.

- Got tomorrow off as a days holiday again, because this is only the sixth one I've had so far this year since April, I think. And I have 28 in total to use up before NEXT April. Got a few more booked in September, too.

- We have four new people starting at work within the next ten days. Two girls are leaving to go to university, one left pregnant, and one left for another job. We'll see how that goes! :x I'll reserve my worries for now; what happens happens.

- Thinking writing these days is a little implausible. There are so many things now that I love, or enjoy, but have no desire to fic. Which is a new thing, relatively. Compared to the past. I have to work out how that affects my inspiration because there are still other fandoms I am interested in exploring through fic. And Gokusen, I miss. You can write practically anything for Gokusen. I almost want to grab the list of cliches from wherever it was and prove that you can Gokusen ANYTHING XD
emothy: (suicidegirls; mary mystery photo)
'She said, "Night Brother," when... when I woke from the dream. You have the same eyes, you and she.'
It was a moment before he spoke. 'Yes, well, it is said that we were kin long ago. Children of the sun, children of the moon. And we hate them,' he added, almost cheerily. 'For their light and their wonder, we hate them.'
'You hate all sorts of people,' Che pointed out.
'Oh, for all the wrongs done to us, we have hated your people for five hundred years. But the Butterfly-kinden, the weakest and most ineffectual people in the world, we have hated forever.'

- Empire in Black and Gold, Adrian Tchaikovsky. [Page 486].
emothy: (suicidegirls; mary mystery photo)

Nothing else matters now. The other parcel is headed to my grandparents sometime today, I planned to watch the last two eps of Long Love Letter (was in the middle of it when this turned up) but now ALL I AM GOING TO DO IS GO READ MY BOOK! <3

I have to admit though, the cover sucks. I have all the Farseer, Liveship and Tawny Man Trilogies with John Howes artwork on them, which I like. Then they republished all of them with these boring, new covers. Which Dragon Keeper also has. Just one blue dragon in the centre of a gold cover. (Right up until it was released, amazon had no cover art pictured, so I didn't know how it would look). Bleh, ugly book.

But that's superficial. Bottom line; BOOOOOOOOOK! BOOK!

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I got The Immortal Prince by Jennifer Fallon in the post the other day, but I wanted to finish up what I was reading at the time (Kushiel's Chosen), before diving into it.

So today, I started it. It's nearly 600 pages long, and I'm nearly 300 pages in now. It's just my kind of thing; easy to get into and engaging.

The story is about Cayal, a man who is hanged for committing murder, but survives... )
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Guys, I set up OpenID on Dreamwidth. I still don't think I need another journal, but this way I can still have access - Cyn was using her DW journal for things she wanted me to be able to see, while some people I think are just duplicating their LJ entries, which I can see anyway.

ANYWAY, if you want to give me reading access, go ahead! It's been a little while since everyone got their accounts and I only remember about three people's DW names (and that is just because they're the same/similar to DW or you know, a VNV Nation song XD).

Also, I did not realise at [livejournal.com profile] dorama_watch we'd get two episodes of My Boss, My Hero a week. NOW I HAVE TO CATCH UP ;) But it's perfect because Thursdays and Sundays are my days off anyway, even if I'm a little ahead of Americans because of timezones.

I did put two episodes of Long Love Letter on my ipod so I could continue watching it, but they corrupted while converting to ipod, and skip parts of the video but the subs keep playing over the wrong parts. So I had to watch both on mysoju instead. I ended up rewatching Ikebukuro West Gate Park at work because I couldn't watch LLL, and it happened to be on my ipod anyway, and I'm about six eps in so I have to finish that now, too.

Once I have, I am thinking seriously about watching Mei-chan no Shitsuji. And Coffee Prince. Even Hana-Kimi. (YES, I KNOW, I HAVE NOT WATCHED SOME VERY IMPORTANT DRAMAS XD)

Cyn is making me want to reread the Nightrunner books again, too. Which, according to my 2009 Reading List, I read at the end of April/beginning of May. So not that long ago! I'm reading the Kushiel books first. Probably only the original trilogy. I did enjoy the second trilogy, but it just isn't the same without Phedre as the narrator. I'm in the middle of the second book now, so by the time I read that and the third, perhaps the stuff I ordered on my birthday will be trickling in here.

I watched the first disc of my Dharma and Greg DVD yesterday. I FORGOT HOW INCREDIBLY DORKILY CUTE GREG WAS. Then contrast that with Thomas Gibson playing Hotch *_*
emothy: (suicidegirls; mary mystery photo)
Just finished rewatching Peacemaker Kurogane. I've definitely confused my anime canon with my manga canon, though. I kept expecting to see certain scenes in the anime that never happened. Hijikata/Okita is still the best, but somehow I find myself willing to ship anyone and everyone now; Okita/Tatsu-nii (except not really; HIJIKATA/OKITA OTP!), Susumu/Tatsu-nii, Susumu/Tetsu, still Susumu/Ayumu (most people who've stuck around long enough must know by no incest is no barrier for me in fiction!), Yoshida/Suzu, Saizou/everyone ;D

Finished rereading Kushiel's Dart today, too. The book was so complex when it came to politics, the first two or even three readings so much of it went over my head, all the names and allies. But now, having read six books and having so much knowledge of what comes after, every word is so much more poignant, especially when it comes to Alcuin and Anafiel Delauney. The words are so beautiful, and not too flowery for me, it simply works. I hadn't intended to pick this book up, because I knew I'd be setting myself up to read the first trilogy at the very least, if not the whole six, reading Imriel's stories too. I had wanted to reread the Death Note manga first, but I was taking books to work to read on lunchbreak in between having nothing on the ipod I particularly wanted to watch, and carrying about four manga volumes just to fill the space was not really something I wanted to do.

I've started watching Koshonin, only two episodes in so far. I am not going to comment yet, except that of course I need to know more about Mariya and Usagi! I must know what he has done, and why she continues to visit him! I must understand just what exactly I find so compelling about her looks, because she sure does pull a lot of bored/discontent/pouty faces that should not be attractive!

Mum and I have also been marathoning Criminal Minds. We're almost at the end of season 3 now, I think. I know them all by heart, I don't have to pay much attention. It's hilarious how I know exactly what happens in an episode after the first few seconds, because even with other shows I have adored, like CSI, I could never remember the specifics. Emily is still the best ever-ever. I love her to pieces. Hotch, too. I really adored Reid the most on first watch (oh no, nothing to do with him being the adorable, very handsome geek!), but now it has to be Emily (and Hotch). And Reid's mum. She's in a class all her own, she's wonderful.

I don't think I have anything else to report; I am starting to piece together some interests of mine (music, books, tv shows) to put into my userinfo. And I am browsing my amazon wishlist to work out what to treat myself to when my nan and grandad give me money for my birthday; here's a selection of what I showed Cyn I am considering: )

Some of these things are definites, just waiting for release dates. And some aren't currently available. But there's plenty for me to choose from :D
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Anyone feel like rambling about the last book they read? Or their favourite book(s)? I just read A Wizard of Earthsea and considering how damn short it was, it was really hard-going to get through. So instead of moving onto the next Earthsea story, I am rereading The Lion of Senet, which is such an easy, plot-filled read (no these things aren't contradictory I swear!).

You get bonus points if the book(s) you ramble about is/are fantasy ;) I just want to book-ramble sometimes!
emothy: (memoirs of a geisha; mameha tea)
To Do: (for today and tomorrow and onwards!)

- Finish Stalking Darkness
- Start The Earthsea Quartet (the next [two] Nightrunner books can wait, because only 1 and 2 have a particular plotline that follows on. And if I leave off, I might be able to have reread 4 just as 5 comes out!).
- Watch end of Criminal Minds 4.22 now that it's on YouTube (SSAUNSUB ROCKS!)
- Continue rewatching Prince of Tennis anime episodes and skipping the bratty Ryoma is amazing-wonderful-fucking-fantabulous-spectacular episodes.
- Aim to finish Mendol fic for [livejournal.com profile] springkink tomorrow, ready for June posting? (If so, then think about picking up the Gokusen girl!prompt and getting that done in time too).
- Update "fic list" on PBWikiWorks, and think about putting a version of it on [livejournal.com profile] fsop. (Which means taking out the links to the Hobb fic I no longer have thanks to GreatestJournal dying). [Yeah, I didn't do that bit yet].
- Think about lists in general. Mmmm, lists. (I think a J[K,TW, etc.]-drama fic directory would be nice. Some dramas have only 1 fic to their name, and if the author doesn't advertise you may never know about it!).
- Do more book reviewing/discussion. Myself and people on my friendslist frequently want book recs, maybe we need a proper place to talk about what we love and why. (Maybe Cyn and I should make better use of [livejournal.com profile] criticalreader.
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Love carboots. Today I spent £2.00. And I got:

- Terry Prachett, The Colour of Magic [50p] (Usually TP books are £2 EACH on every stall and since I can only remember trying to read a couple of his books at about age 11 and not being able to get into them, I won't risk that much per book).

- Ship of Destiny, Robin Hobb [50p] HARDBACK, brand spanking new. And yes I already own it, but I'm getting a double of everything because they're all prtty worn out. And well, some are paperback, some are large paperback and some are hardback and it's annoying because I can't put them all in order that way.

- Pan's Labyrinth DVD [£1.00] Looks like if it's been watched it was only once; all the advertising junk you get inside the box is still there. ONE POUND. I am so glad I followed my instincts and went back to that stall to ask. It'd cost me £15 on the internet new ;)

So, a productive day :D And I think I'm going to start keeping note of the books I've read coz I usually do over the course of the year and haven't this year. But I can start from September onwards? :)

Let's see;

Sabriel, Garth Nix
[Lirael, Garth Nix]
[Abhorsen, Garth Nix]
The Lion of Senet, Jennifer Fallon (Second Sons Trilogy book 1)
The Eye of the Labyrinth, Jennifer Fallon (Second Sons Trilogy book 2)
Lord of the Shadows, Jennifer Fallon (Second Sons Trilogy book 3)
Death Note volume 8, Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata
Death Note volume 9, Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata
Death Note volume 10, Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata
Brilliance of the Moon, Lian Hearn (Tales of the Otori book 3)
[The Harsh Cry of the Heron, Lian Hearn (Tales of the Otori book 4)]
The Gunslinger, Stephen King (Dark Tower Series book 1)
[The Drawing of the Three, Stephen King (Dark Tower Series book 2)]
[The Wastelands, Stephen King (Dark Tower Series book 3)]
Temeraire, Naomi Novik
[Temeraire: Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik]

(In square brackets means haven't read yet, but they're in there because they are part of series I am working my way through, and are in my possession just waiting to be read!)

Oh, and Cyn, I still this afternoon, had ":P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P" under c&p ;)


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