Mar. 29th, 2014 @ 09:56 pm *beep beep is this thing on?*
Yup, still alive. Tumblr hasn't swallowed me yet.

Am currently obsessed with Prince of Lan Ling, the 46-ep cdrama with Feng Shao Feng and Ariel Lin. If, like me, you spent a portion of your most impressionable years watching shoujo fantasy anime (or reading similar manga) like Fushigi Yuugi, this thing is heaven.

I also love that it's (very loosely) based on the life of a talented general so pretty he had to wear a mask on the battlefield so as not to distract his enemies (!!!! yes, I am not making this up, it is apparently a real thing, per wikipedia, ahahahahaha :P). This has everything an addict like me needs - gorgeous period hair and clothing, a star-crossed, epic romance, eviler-than-evil villains, love triangles, battles, and a setting that is more fantasy than genuine 6th century AD. Plus, an occasionally-masked and always-deadly warrior hero who (literally, at one point) has rose petals floating around him and only loves one woman, and a heroine who is a shaman with powers to see the future and is played by my ultimate crush Ariel Lin (she is just so so perfect). Or, and for fellow Feng Shao Feng fangirls, plenty of shirtlessness :P

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Have a general MV:

Nov. 6th, 2013 @ 06:08 pm Episode 6 of Basketball, aka the show everyone should watch!

Why why why are more people not watching this? It’s a show set in 1930s Korea! And with an awesome cast and crew! And is easily found subbed! I need more people to flail with!

Caps and thoughtsCollapse )
Oct. 27th, 2013 @ 01:56 am Things I am obsessed over
tvn BasketballCollapse )

The HeirsCollapse )

Peaky BlindersCollapse )

MerlinCollapse )

ReignCollapse )

Once Upon a Time in WonderlandCollapse )
Oct. 27th, 2013 @ 01:30 am NBC Dracula
I am loving this, though it has about as much in common with the source material as Reign does with Mary Queen of Scots life or Sleepy Hollow show with the Washington Irving short story.

But the setting and costumes are gorgeous, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is magnetic, and the love story promises to be gloriously fucked up.

Dracula and MinaCollapse )
Oct. 23rd, 2013 @ 03:32 pm (no subject)
I've been having a hilariously bizarre time with rabid Outlander fangirls over on tumblr - they are not very happy with me. Apparently I am into BDSM and male rape. I never appreciated how insane tumblr could be :P

In more exciting news, has anyone checked out Basketball - is anyone subbing it, do you know? I am all about period drama with Gaksital-type setting :)

And has anyone been as obsessed with Answer Me 1994 as I've gotten to be? It's really worth checking out.

I promise to get to replies (and some AM1994 caps :P) by tonight - I've been a bad LJer lately.
Oct. 20th, 2013 @ 10:34 am I have been obsessing about the Heirs
As you can see on my tumblr.

Has anyone else been watching it? It's SO GOOD!

I love the wistful, indie vibe.
Oct. 14th, 2013 @ 09:52 pm Proper post to come but this is a quickie
Still alive, though mainly on tumblr...
Oct. 5th, 2013 @ 09:13 pm Obsessed with the latest Sherrilyn Kenyon book...
My life has been taken over by Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Styxx, which is book number eight bazillion in her Dark Hunters series, is 836 pages long (you could use it as a murder weapon!) and is the first DH book I have read since Acheron, which came out in 2008, was also a gazillion pages long, and had enough angst and suffering to trigger mass depression in a battalion of cheerleaders.

I read all the DH books before and including Acheron, but once I read that one, I got all the closure I wanted and moved on. I’ve read her other series but left DH alone since.

Still, I decided to get Styxx because I remembered him as Acheron’s twin/antagonist in a number of books and I was possessed by curiosity to see how she’d turn him into a hero I’d root for. Ummm. THIS BOOK IS EATING MY LIFE. I was skipping on sleep and compulsively turning the pages.

OK, if you are not familiar with Dark Hunters, it’s a series that is all about what basically amounts to demon hunters/world saviors who are assembled from fallen warriors who have been raised from the dead for that purpose and bound to service. It has an insanely complicated mythology (oh, and Greek Gods are vampires), a hell of a lot of manly angsty dudes and kickass ladies. I basically read them all in order back way when and developed an unhealthy obsession with Acheron, their tall, gorgeous leader who is the oldest of them all, has a creeptastic relationship with Artemis, and is basically the perfect combo of BAMF and tortured woobie. Oh, and is also a god of the Atlantean pantheon. Then I got to his book, which I devoured and thought was a good place to end the series and moved on.

And then...came Styxx. Styxx is the story of one of the recurring characters in the Dark Hunters series - Styxx is the twin brother of Acheron, his tormentor in their human lives a long time ago, and occasional antagonist/reluctant ally in the present.

In this book, Kenyon set out not as much to redeem Styxx as to show that redemption isn’t really necessary and perception really is everything - Styxx may not be the pampered and soulless prince he initially appears.

Kinda spoilers and reviewCollapse )

So basically, perfect. And now I am rereading the whole DH series. Which leads me to a random SK list of faves, because I am anal that way.

Favorite SK Novel: Styxx (see above) Runner-up: Born of Silence (densely plotted space adventure romance with a ridiculously tormented hero, which I've reread a billion times)

Least favorite SK novel: I tend to stay away from the ones I know I won't like, Born of Shadows. It wasn't bad, but I was pretty blah on it. so Runner up: Seize the Night. I find Tabitha quite annoying.

Favorite SK hero: Ash, Acheron and a lot of other books (My first and biggest Kenyon crush). Runner up: Darling, Born of Silence or Styxx, Styxx or Nykyrian, Born of Night or Zarek, Dance with the Devil. What can I say, I love them tormented.

Least favorite SK hero: Caillen, Born of Shadows, I don't dislike him, but I am blah on him. Runner up: Syn, Born of Fire, ditto.

Favorite SK heroine: Kiara, Born of Night. She is feminine and tough and just I want to be her BFF. Runner up: Zarya, Born of Silence. Or Beth, Styxx. They are both tough as nails and fight like hell for their men (though occasionally they screw up and the results are not good), plus have their own agendas and vengeance quests.

Least favorite SK heroine: Tabitha, Seize the Night. Just not my type and rather grating. Why Valerius got saddled with her, I don't know. Runner up: Tory, Acheron. She's actually fine and she makes Ash happy but I just wish she was a cooler heroine for my favorite hero (I wish she was like Zarya or Beth - Darling and Styxx are kinda like Ash and their heroines are awesome!)

Favorite SK OTP: Nykyrian/Kiara, Born of Night (teeny dancer and princess and deadly and devoted bodyguard? Yum.) Runner up: Styxx/Beth, Styxx or Darling/Zarya, Born of Silence (what can I say, I go for the deeply tormented deadly dude and violent strong lady who's his salvation).

Hero with the worst past: Ash or Styxx. They pretty much had the same past, and I can't really pick who had it worse. Runner up: Darling. At least he had a happy childhood until his father was murdered.

Evilest villain: Estes in Acheron and Styxx. If there was ever someonw who deserved to be gruesomely tortured to death for months... Runner up: I pretty much hate most of the Gods in Dark Hunters series.

Most depressing book: Acheron Runner up: Styxx (at least, unlike in Acheron, dude gets a break/OTP moments in the horrid portion of his life).

If I could bring home to Mom, it would be: None. They all need eternal therapy.

Who I'd wish would get his/her own book: Nero, the League books - he has all those freaky mind powers and an interesting past. Runner up: Urian. I want SK to reincarnate Phoebe already and give him a happy ending.
Sep. 25th, 2013 @ 03:25 pm Non-drama OTPs I am currently obsessed about...
A PTSDing gangster with a hidden heart and a policewoman sent to catch himCollapse )

An 18th century Revolutionary war officer and a modern-day policewomanCollapse )

Agent Antisocial and Snarky HackerCollapse )
Sep. 18th, 2013 @ 06:19 pm Testing...testing...
Yup, still alive, but mainly over on tumblr now. And obsessing over Sleepy Hollow and Peaky Blinders.