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the how to train your dragon soundtrack is rather nice [Feb. 27th, 2011|09:49 am]
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Wow. I idly checked on Abe Miyuki's current status and found out that a very old manga of hers, Kimi wa boku wo suki ni naru, is being reissued under Ciel (Volume 1 is out already, apparently the entire series will come out in three volumes)! According to one review Hakkenden will also come out under Ciel??? I have no idea if this is true. I just want new Hakkenden! I am still completely baffled by Super Lovers and want my supernatural gorgeous guy harem back! >_< Though, I have to agree with this blog post in that if the series is coming out under a BL label could they actually turn the damned thing into full-on BL? I also would love to see a continuation of Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike that is also out-and-out BL, if we're throwing out wishes. :P But going back to Kimi wa boku wo suki ni naru, I feel sorry for anyone who started reading Abe-sensei from her recent works because the cover is her new art but the inside is her very old art. Some of the reviews on amazon were quite put out! I own the original series so I don't have a reason to buy the rereleases...Unless the review that mentioned an extra book for those who buy the releases are correct. I'd like to see the characters from KimiBoku drawn in her new art!

It's been interesting reading the reactions to HarperCollins new ebook for libraries policy (One link round-up here. I liked the discussion at Smart Bitches in particular). These kinds of things are why I haven't jumped on the ebook bandwagon yet.

I am not much of a perfume-wearer, but I am tempted by the Jo Malone tea fragrance blends. You can smell like Assam (& Grapefruit) or Earl Grey (& Cucumber) or (Fresh) Mint, and layer (Sweet) Milk or (Sweet) Lemon over either. Most reviews are pretty positive (such as this one). I'm going to have to check these out.

Loving the pretty shelving in best of book storage at interior design blog Design*Sponge.

I finally saw the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice and liked it! It didn't have horrible changes like the Persuasion movies and the additions made me laugh. WTF is up with Darcy taking a dip before meeting up with Elizabeth?!? Lady Catherine and Mrs. Bennett were amazingly well acted. Seriously, though, what really made me enjoy watching the series was just how lovely Jane and Elizabeth's relationship seemed on screen. I did catch a tiny bit of the recent Keira Knightly movie and was repulsed from what little I saw. She's waaay too unsure of herself and the scene where she gets the letter from Jane re: Lydia and Wykam was greatly altered. I already didn't think Keira Knightly made a good Elizabeth, but seeing just a little bit of her in action did not make me want to see the entire movie.

Speaking of movie adaptations, I think I want to see the upcoming Jane Eyre movie despite the fact that I dislike the book. The trailer just made me want to watch it, even though Mr. Rochester totally doesn't match my mental image of him at all.

[User Picture]From: silverthunder
2011-02-27 09:01 pm (UTC)
Wow, that doesn't match the book at all. Not that that's a bad thing, but I suspect the movie is not going to be nearly as exciting as the trailer wants to make us think it will be.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2011-03-02 05:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, the trailer is amazingly exciting. Also, there's way too much of her younger years, which I'd think they'd have to cut for the movie. Despite the obvious negatives, I'm still tempted...
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2011-02-28 07:26 am (UTC)
Oh wow. I'm really interested in the tea-inspired scents too~ I'm going to check it out. I hope I'll find a store here that actually carries them. I'm really curious to know what they smell like.

//totally doesn't match my mental image of him at all.//

Haha... doesn't that suck when it happens? I remember that happened to me with Lupin in the Harry Potter movies. T_T
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2011-03-02 05:33 am (UTC)
I haven't gotten around to checking them out. They're limited edition, unfortunately, so I really need to get moving. Let me know if you get to smell them!

I don't have much of an attachment to this particular book, so I'm not too upset. But, yeah, typically it does suck when it's too different. Or for anime/drama CDs, when the voice is just *wrong*.
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2011-03-02 06:16 am (UTC)
I will~ If I find them ^w^

Oh!! Speaking of anime, have you seen the trailer for Sekaiichi Hatsukoi yet? It looks okay so far. So I hope it turns out well~
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[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2011-02-28 01:31 pm (UTC)
Yep, Ciel is definitely doing Hakkenden. The latest issue had the first three chapters in it, and the next issue is supposed to have chapters 4-6, so I guess they're trying to catch up to where it was in IchiRaci as fast as possible. With them publishing it so fast, my guess is that there aren't any changes, but I haven't gone through it to be sure.

I've been really tempted by the re-release of Kimiboku--like you, I own the originals, so I don't need to buy them, but the covers are so pretty...especially the first one, I love that picture. ;_; I keep hoping at least one of them will have some new content so I have an excuse to buy them. >.>

I also would love to see a continuation of Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike that is also out-and-out BL, if we're throwing out wishes.

*GASP* I didn't even think of that! Oh, I would LOVE if that would happen.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2011-03-02 05:37 am (UTC)
Confirmation, yes! I want them to catch up ASAP so that I can find out what happens! I started wondering who'd be paired up in that manga and I could only come up with Shino with various people, but with my shota-aversion I really would want him looking his real age if they go the BL route.

I have a feeling that when I go to Japan and see the covers I'll just buy them. So easy to resist when looking at a pic on screen, but when the book is right in front of you? No resistance!

Komatta toki seriously needs to be BL-ified. Kiyomine and Takara 4ever, seriously. Well, I could see Takara possibly pairing up with some girl, but Kiyomine? Never.
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[User Picture]From: ariss_tenoh
2011-02-28 03:51 pm (UTC)
Funny that you should mention Abe. I bought 2 volumes of her Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike and I'm confused since it was advertised as shounen-ai but seems to be a teen story/coming of age.

Also bought Super Lovers and it's um... it's interesting?^^
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2011-03-02 05:37 am (UTC)
It's so not shonen-ai, sadly. It should've been. ;_;

Interesting is NOT the word I would use for that manga. *sighs*
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[User Picture]From: leviosa8
2011-03-01 06:46 pm (UTC)
I like the BBC series so much that I felt INSULTED by the first 20 minutes of the "Pride and Prejudice" movie I tried to watch on a plane.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2011-03-02 05:38 am (UTC)
I don't know if I'll ever bother watching the movie at this point. It seems to want to get all exciting and sexy...and fails. For me, at least.
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