hear this melody

these notes lead me back to you

Ugh
Claves; she inhales angrily
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I saw Beauty and the Beast that featured Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and felt so let down by it. I just... I feel like it fundamentally misunderstood the entire point of the original film?
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However! I have two Beauty and the Beast fic recs! Because they're classics and old favourites:

Picture This -- AU. Is it possible to write a GastonBelle pairing that's believable and in character?

Amazingly, the answer is yes. It's light and whimsical and romantic and slapstick and charming in all the right places, which is unbelieveable, but it's a testament to the writer's talent.

The Coming Of Spring --
Happily Ever After is not quite what either expected.

This is sad and hurts in the best of ways, where after the curse is broken, they begin to realize that they are no longer compatible, and it's just beautiful.

a radiant darkness upon us
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I usually don't like to watch shows that aren't complete, TV-wise? Mostly because I like marathoning stuff, and the wait always frustrates me.

But then Riverdale happened. And, I was doing so good, trying to ignore the prettiness on my dash, and then my OTP became canon, and now I've caught up on all seven episodes, and have to wait two more weeks for new content. Woe.

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  • I saw Logan last week. I... don't really know what to say, except I suspect I will like a lot more once there's another X-Men film set in that future and it feels less bleak? There were a lot of things to love in this film, like Logan, and Xavier and Laura, with plenty of humourous moments, but it was so heavy and cloying with what it was building up to, that by the end, I felt very numb.


  • I feel like listening to Jay and Miles X-Plain The Xmen are really good at putting the film into context TBH? I mean the podcast is all about the history of the X-Men, and currently I think they've reached the 90s, but they decided to compile a special episode about what they think the movie might be -- aka loosely based on the Old Man Comics, and it's interesting to watch the film and seeing what changed/altered themeatically, but still fittingly.


  • Speaking of podcasts, The Adventure Zone is slowly but surely destroying me. It's so good and cumulating into the finale, and now every episode is intense because there's a sense of an ending, but the story isn't over yet, and waiting two weeks for an update is devestating. Relistening to earlier episodes -- partly to catch foreshadowing -- is such an interesting experience because of knowing what's to happen, but also, how different the early episodes used to be before finding it's groove and character voices. I mean, it remains delightful and charming, but to see the D&D group in early stages, without the set characterizations, character voices, or even background music, is kind of strange now that I've become accustomed to it.


  • I really want to get into Critical Role because that also seems fun. Famous voice actors playing D&D! What's not to like! Problem is, every episode is three hours long and just... I don't know if I could concentrate for that long?


  • The Vampire Diaries has ended. I gave up on that show around s3-4, I think? and I do not know if I want to watch the rest of it? Probably not?


  • I watched Dragon Ball GT, and I love it. It's not perfect, and I wish that they had Pan and Bulla go Super Saiyan, but on the whole, it's a very enjoyable show, and I liked it's use of call backs and it had a finale that yet again, made me feel very emotional. I cried when I finished DBZ, and I cried when I finished GT, because I love these characters so much. Yes, it probably could have had it's ideas executed better, but on the whole, I loved it's ideas, and how the heart of the show really becomes the bond between Goku and Pan. I rarely see any animes about families hanging out together and saving the world, and seeing Pan and Goku adore each other was delightful! If I'm being honest, I prefer the first half to the second, but I did love the second half because of Super Saiyan 4, because both Goku and Vegeta (and Gogeta) looked awesome.


  • I decide to continue to watch Fall In Love With Me, a Two Person Love Triangle Korean Drama, because partly for fic inspirations, which was kind of the reason I stopped because I wanted to reach that point, then watch more and then get inspired, so now I'm slowly making my way through it! But also because I do want to watch more K-Dramas at some point, and Netflix has them! Oh, Netflix, it has everything, I swear!


you're as bright as the sun and as bold as the moon
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+ I got a cold on the week of my birthday, thought I was cured a week later, only for the cold to resurface this week. UGH. I never realize how much I breathe though my nose until it gets all clogged up and then suddenly, trying to breathe through your mouth becomes really weird as you try to get to sleep.

+ I watched The Lego Batman Movie last fortnight! It was super cute and fluffy! I think I actually enjoyed it a lot more than the Lego Movie, in all honesty? While I really love the human moments in the Lego Movie, I think I just loved the sheer funness and completed warped levels of parody that the Lego Batman movie provided much more successfully than The Lego Movie did. Also: CUTEST JOKER EVER. Mark Hamill with forever be best voice for the Joker, but damn it Zach Galifianakis is a superb Joker and made him super loveable. I really liked the romcom elements to the hero/villain dynamics between Batman and Joker, but I kind of wish they'd gone a little further and acknowledged they were in love?

+ I saw Hidden Figures last week! Really impressive and gorgeously shot! Octavia Spencer was amazing, but Taraji P. Henson was incredible and I utterly adored Janelle Monae in this role. I will say I was a little disappointed that we really got to see Mary Jackson's arc not quite finished like the way it was for Katherine Goble/Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan -- even though it does get concluded at a later date in the future, and there are closing credits stating what happened to her in the future, but on the other hand, that kind of fits with the fact that there's still a long way for equality and racism to go. Even in modern times. :(

+ I saw The Great Wall today! Which I found to be a gorgeous and lovely film. I was a little bit worried that it would be a White Saviour Movie and/or when I saw there was a female character, that she would be the love interest of Matt Damon? And then I did a bit of research, and it turns out, that the producers decided to use Matt Damon as a marketting tactic to try and gather the Western audiences -- which is understandable, but also somewhat sad, because I don't necessarily think it was needed, but, since they intentionally created a role of an outsider for Matt Damon to play instead of white washing a role -- that's... better than say, Ghost In The Shell.:/ Also! No romance happened! You could, maybe, if you wanted to, read into it at the end, but I think that it's left ambiguous. Because I gotta talk about General Lin Mae, who was fantastic and wore blue armour, and saved the day.

I think that was my favourite aspect of the movie: the colour coded armour, because it looks incredible and pretty, and why have silver armour when it can be purple or red or black or blue Pedro Pascal was adorable and snarky, and I greatly enjoyed the vitriolic dynamic he had with Matt Damon. and especially the amazing Jian Tian. Willem Dafoe was also there, who made me laugh a lot, but I have to also say that I enjoyed the Chinese Emperor who was a bratty teenage boy and Andy Lau, who I desperately wanted to survive til the end.

I mean, sure, the plot was predictable, but when have I ever cared about plot? It was a fun and pretty movie, and there's a moment when light shines through multicoloured glass, and the multicoloured light streams out into darkness, and it was so so breathtaking, and I'd really recommend it.

Wednesday Reading Meme

What I've Been Reading

7. Magician's Gambit - David Edding. Fun! It's definitely the funniest book where we learn the most about magic, and Garion getting into wacky hijinks while learning about magic, finally. I kind of just want to stay with these characters forever TBH.

8. Castle of Wizardy - David Edding. Book 4! It's actually my favourite book out of the pentalogy because of the moment Ce'Nedra realizes that she's going to get married to Garion, and howls out her anguish in front of everyone, but also just how Ce'Nedra takes control of a situation and becomes a fabulous orator, even when it deeply tires her out. I really adored her and Polgara's friendship here.

9. Enchanters Endgame - David Edding. Book 5! It was a lovely and thrilling conclusion, held with a lot of laughs. I definitely want to reread the series at some point, but I just found it adorable how these characters continued to bicker and snark at each other even at the direst of times, and still feel genuinely attached to each other, even if they're sometimes quite awful people.

10. Crazy Rich Asians -- Kevin Kwan. I... wanted to like this book? I didn't hate it, but I felt very apathetic to it. It's really irritating because I wanted to like the book, I got invested during Part One, where I could see the similarities to Pride and Prejudice and how each character related to which, and then Part Two and Three got way too melodramatic for me to stomach. I know they foreshadowed Rachel's dad at the beginning but when it got revealed at the end, and the truth/exposition came out, I just... it was too much for me. I think I had trouble with it because I don't particularly care about "the elite and richest people in the world", because I tried Gossip Girl, and I got very quickly bored with that, and I tried Revenge for a while, before I lost interest within the first season, and so... this wasn't going to hold my attention either.

I'm beginning to realize that I'm really picky with flashbacks? There were two moments when the author decided to just add a date, and I understood it was a flashback, and wrote a scene out and I couldn't help but feel in both occasions, you could have just summed it up in a few lines in present day in past tense, than give the flashback five pages to really show what happened. I also got annoyed by Nick, who somehow, despite being told by two people that he should really tell his girlfriend about the fact that his family are super duper rich and his family are snobs about how Chinese a person is. Also, there's a subplot where a character thinks her husband is cheating on her, and it turns out that he's not cheating, he just wants her to believe he is, so they don't have a divorce and he's hoping that she'll leave him instead. Like, I get that miscommunication is a plot device, but I just felt that the miscommunication here was kind of stupidly used here and just kind of contrived and random instead of funny? IDK, it's supposed to be a satire but it came across as progressively more and more alienating?

Which is maybe the point. Act 1 is setting the stage, whereas Act 2 and 3 go off the rails, but I just. For whatever reason, could not connect to it because I couldn't relate to the characters at any point and it just baffled me. I'm not even sure I was entertained? Just bemused by why any of why it was happening. Apparently this book is going to get a movie, and I think watching it on screen would be more interesting, but I'm... a little bit uncertain whether I want to continue the book trilogy or leave it at this.

11. Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett. Surprisingly disappointing? I've read some of the Tiffany Aching books, I don't remember them at all. I read the first two Discworld books last year, and somehow spent most of this book missing Rincewind. I don't even know why? I'm not sure I liked him that much, it's just he was the character that made the most impression on me. I think I would have liked it better had I actually seen Esk in school and fighting prejudice herself, rather than Granny Weatherwax having most of the spotlight? Or finding out what the differences between witch magic and wizard magic was. In the end, it wasn't a big deal that Esk had wizard magic and I kind of wish it had been? I was half hoping that Simon would be revealed to have had witch magic in him and was disappointed that he didn't.

12. The House of The Spirits - Isabel Allende. I... just finished this book. Triggers for: rape, incest, and... necrophilia (imo). I don't really want to talk about this book, it's so bleak. I didn't like the ending either, which was semi-happy, I guess, but not really worth it just to get through 400 pages of misery. My aunt gave it to me, so I felt duty bound to finish it but. Even if it does take place in South America and has magic realism, it is not a book I would recommend to people. I knew twenty pages in I would not like this book, and four hundred pages later my mind was not changed. The book occasionally changed from first to third perspective, and since the first perspective was from a character who was a rapist, it was not a pleasant reading experience, I cannot state this enough, I hated that character so much. Most of the time I was asking myself why would anybody write about this?

I don't necessarily mind reading sagas about a particular family dying off one by one through various means, but at the same time, it's not something I like because it's really depressing, but in this case, I really could not wait for Esteban Trueban to die because he was so horrible, and only does so, finally, at the very end.

What I'm Reading Now

Nothing!

What I'm Reading Next

Probably Mort, since a friend lent me it. I'm not sure I'll ever really get invested with Discworld, but I'll at least give them a go.

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  • I... did not expect to get addicted to Chess the Musical -- aka Chess In Concert 2008 this week. I've kind of been aware of the musical ever since Frozen -- where the song Where I Want To Be was played to a Hans/Anna video, to which my reaction was basically: ooh, and also yay Josh Groban. I clicked on wikipedia to check out the article and was... confused. It's kind of fascinating to read, but at the same time, so confusing. So I left it at that, distantly aware of it, but never really pursuing it.

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  • l saw Sing! with my brother, which was adorable and cute, and very fluffy. The trailers made it seem so angsty, but TBH, while I did feel for them, I also spent a good deal of it laughing at them, because they were so endearing, and the humour came out stronger than the sadness of it. Um, that is to say, it was more ridiculous than tragic at those moments, and I did feel pity for them, but I felt the humour of the situation was the prevalent emotion. I'm pleasantly surprised to hear that it's going to get a sequel -- because I'd love to know what happens next for these characters. It was surprisingly twisty!


  • And then I found out that the same company -- Illumination -- has plans for Minions 2 and The Secret Life of Pets 2. Which IDK how to feel about. Because I am kind of excited for Despicable Me 3, especially since it seems more focused on the human side of the story rather than the minions, I am... not sure where Minions 2 can go. Especially since the minions are so... minion-y. TSLOP 2 could be good, even if it was a madcap mess of a movie, because the underground seemed fascinating, but... IDK. Mixed feelings, and entirely depending on how it's marketed and what the story is going to be -- though I don't have any interest in Minions 2, as of this moment. I am kind of asking why, though. Just. Why.


  • l think I've determined my feelings towards Voltron a little better? Which is to say, I'm honestly not that attached to the characters. I like them, but that's not enough for me to care. While I am drawn to Allura the most, Pidge and Keith close following, I fail to connect with them for some reason. And that really hinders my enjoyment of the show? And I hate that -- because it's not like I don't want to connect with them -- I love getting attached and investing in characters, that's what makes a show so enjoyable and I... I just don't get that with Voltron. It happened with Final Fantasy XII as well, at least in my first playthrough -- I'm kind of hoping that when I replay the game, I feel much warmer to them. And second impressions sort of work, because I did feel more attached because I knew what was going to happen when I rewatched Voltron, but... it's still not enough for me to say 'I am genuinely invested in these characters'

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  • I watched Netflix's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency -- which is a refreshing change in detective shows. As much I do enjoy the smug, smarter-than-everyone detectives (to a degree, mind), I utterly enjoyed how chaotic and clueless Dirk Gently was in his own show. In fact, this is basically a chaotic mess of a show where things that don't make sense and no one really knows what's going on, but keep going with the flow is more beneficial than impeding, and slowly but surely, even though it seems so impossible at first, the dots connect. Also Dirk is very sweet and nice -- actually quite Eleventh Doctor ish -- and I was utterly charmed by him and the worldbuilding. It's so strange and wonderful, and I wish I had seen it sooner, and I'm so excited for s2.


  • It's also a really disconcerting show, with several moments that left me on edge because of the soundtrack which is incredibly well thought out and perfect, still manage to really up the suspense because no one knows what's going on. So everything is unpredictable and mesmerizing because it really is a whiplash of a show, where things do make sense, even if your head hurts a little bit, while you watch them fall into place. I really recommend it.


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Polka; lift me up into the air
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  • I watched La La Land, last week. Which I liked, but I'm not sure I loved. It was a very pretty and bright movie, and the songs were nice, but I think on reflection and still being undecided how I feel about it, it kind of basically boils down to: I loved the first song... and then the rest of the movie happens. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were lovely in it, but I think at times it was kind of hard to care for them, especially the way the movie ends, which left me feeling hollow. IDK. Maybe I'd have liked it better if it had the wish fulfilment of 'they won their dreams and stayed together', because... escapism? The ending was bittersweet, and it was supposed to be, but sometimes I think I really wouldn't mind if movies decided that, well, these characters can have both instead one or the other. I like feel good movies! Bring those back! Let them have happy endings!


  • I decided to rewatch Voltron before s2 premiered, and found it much more engaging the second time around. It's a decent show, and I enjoy it, but I just feel ambivalent to it for most part. Which kind of was how I felt about s2, TBH. I'm not sure what I think the show lacks, but... it lacks something. I do wonder if watching previous Voltron shows and/or GoLion will help investment in it?

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  • I'm kind of curious about the Puss In Boots TV Show, so I decided to watch the movie and was pleasantly surprised. I just really love the characterization they've given everyone and you can really hear Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakas having so much fun. So, it'll be interesting to see where the TV show follows it or not.


  • I've made the decision to get rid of some of my books. They are cluttering my room, and I know I'm never going to reread them again. I've decided that if I have no emotional attachment to them, I might as well donate them to charity, since I probably won't have the inclination to pick it up and reread a passage or the entire series.


  • I've decided to clear some of my podcasts up too. I'm losing interest in Our Fair City and Lore, and even though I've unsubscribed from both, for some reason they haven't been removed from my iTunes. :(


Wednesday Reading Meme

What I've Been Reading

4. Red Queen -- Christina Henry. I know. I know. After the disastrous Alice debacle, I wasn't sure if I wanted to read it, but at the same time... I knew the book series was a duology, and then I double checked on GoodReads because I wanted to make certain that it was nowhere as near terrible as the first book had been. And it wasn't! Thank goodness. It completely had toned down on the 'basically everyone gets raped' aspect which was incrediblely grating and gratuitous. It still made references to it, whihc I understood -- but I still didn't like it. So the book itself -- much more wandering, and Alice is not quite sure who she is supposed to be, so a lot of it is a quest of finding herself, and eventually lets herself be. It's definitely an improvement from the first book, but I still didn't particularly care for it, and think the book would have been better off had it removed any references to Alice In Wonderland at all. I didn't like how they resolved Hatchet's daughter's subplot, and I think, overall, was a pretty unsatisfying book, even if Alice gets to do more things by herself, and learn to rely on herself rather than Hatchet. I kind of wanted to know how magic worked in both books, and neither give a decent explanation for it, it's just convienent for the sake of the plot, in a contrived way TBH.

5. The School Of Good And Evil -- Soman Chainani. Could have been better and tighter written, but an interesting read. I liked how it initally sets up Sophie, who is likeable despite everything, is vain, and silly and shallow, but does genuinely care for Agatha, albeit misguidely, and who dreams of going to the school of good and evil, gets taken and "wrongfully" ends up in the Evil school, instead of the Good, and her desperation to get into the Good School, makes her more nastier and driven and turns her against her best friend Agatha -- who is trying so hard to help her, only she falls in love with Tedros and... well, that complicates things. I enjoyed Sophie going off the rails and grow increasingly bratty to outright evil, and get a sort of redemption story.  I liked how the story decided to say actually Good Is Beautiful and Bad Is Ugly, and Good Can Never Be Friends With Evil was rubbish, with the friendship of Sophie and Agatha, despite all of Sophie's paranoia. I feel like Tedros could have been better handled -- it was interesting to see him avoid women who were like his mother (apparently shallow and caring only for looks, and ditched his father at first notice -- after all, he is the son of Guinevere and Arthur) and completely fails to realize that he is that shallow, believing that Sophie is Good because she's pretty and Agatha is Bad because she's not.

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6. Queen of Sorcery -- David Eddings. Book 2 of the Belgariad, which I couldn't read for a while because I hadn't got the other books, and then I had, but I didn't have the second book, which meant that I couldn't continue it. And then when I did get the second book, I was distracted by other books... so I didn't get round to it for a while. Which is a real shame, because it's such a sparkly and bantery book where everyone snarks at each other, and Garion is teenage and does teenage dumb things with his feelings and he feels very true to being a teenager. This book introduced Ce'Nedra, who I loved instantly, because she's a brat, and she's adorable with Garion, and they both lose their tempers, and it's really cute how you know instantly that Ce'Nedra is fated to fall in love with Garion, who is the Riven King, but neither of them know that, and they are falling for each other anyway. Very cute, lots of fun!

What I'm Reading Now

7. Magician's Gambit -- David Eddings. Book 3! Book 2 ended up with Ce'Nedra being really mad at Garion, and I really like that Book 3 picked up exactly where Book 2 left off, so Ce'Nedra is still fuming and ignoring him because Garion is dumb, but somehow, she can't help but stare at him, when he's not looking, and she's drawn to him for some reason... it's super cute, and I am just enjoying where the book is going.

What I'm Reading Next

Probably the next David Eddings book, because his writing style is a delight.

It Took Her Just Five Minutes To Do All Of This To Us.
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I don't know what to make of The Final Problem. On one hand, there was a lot I loved, but on the other, there was a lot I didn't love either.
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Happy 2017! Here's hoping that 2017 will be a better year than the last one!

I haven't thought of what my New Year's Resolution is besides being better to myself and trying to read 50 books again. I'd like to go to the gym twice a week, I think that sounds good.

Other things:

  • I finally watched Luke Cage. I found it difficult to get into at first -- but then when Claire Temple appeared I was way more engaged. I don't have a lot to say about it, but I'm really excited to see what happens next to Shades and Mariah Dillard -- together they are so darkly fasciniting and they were electric in the second half of the series, where they really came into their own. I also really liked both Cottonmouth and Diamondback as villains, although I will say I'll miss Cottonmouth because Mahershala Ali was having such fun playing that role.


  • I started watching Sonic Underground. Because it's Netflix, and it's childhood, and even if sometimes it's not very good, I'm still entertained by it, and I want to know the full story of what happened in it. It's such a ridiculous premise, and yet I love every minute.


  • I'm so glad Robot Wars is back. I just watched the Christmas Specials, and it's just lovely. All those robots! All those nerds who want to build robots and beat each other up! All the house robots! Sir Killalot and Matilda! Dara O'Brien isn't Craig Charles, but I think he's definitely gotten better and more exciteable by the complete lunacy of it all. Look how far technology has come!!!


  • l watched Monster Trucks and Assassin Creed in the cinema yesterday. Monster Trucks was really cute and I thought it was really enjoyable. I liked AC, even if I hadn't played the games, and I'm definitely hoping there'll be sequels because the films were definitely setting up for more.


  • BBC Sherlock's The Six Thatchers was... kind of middling and underwhelming, structurally -- like it didn't know quite what it was doing for most part, leaving the case on the wayside.

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Wednesday Reading Book Meme

What I've Been Reading

1. Crooked Kingdom -- Leigh Bardugo. I didn't like it, I think it got too bogged down by details, and it was difficult to care about these characters. I did like the throwbacks to the Grisha Trilogy, but I think a large part of my issue with the duology is that I'm not a fan of how Leigh Bardugo writes heists, and her worldbuilding details isn't that great either.

2. Alice -- Christina Henry. Mixed feelings, TBH. I don't mind Alice in Wonderland retellings, I'm always going to be curious about them, and this is certainly... a direction that I didn't like like. It's dark and violent and gory and contains a lot of rape.[tw: rape]Every woman was raped or a victim of sexual assault, every man was a rapist and/or involved with prostitution, except three, one of them being Cheshire. There's one moment where Hatchet, Alice's love interest, is like barely restraining himself from engaging with prostitutes, when Alice and Hatcher are meant to be talking to the Carpenter, and just... no.The romance was weird too -- not even in a... not even in a charming and whimsical Alice in Wonderland sense? It just felt flat, not enough of a connection, and relying on telling not showing. The other thing that I didn't like was that the more deliberately referenced AiW characters didn't really... resemble their original counterparts. It was like the author had just created criminal druglord characters and just slapped on an AiW namesake for the point of reference.

In general, it felt like the author was just trying to hard to make it darker and edgier, but I think, making Alice In Wonderland about rape is missing the point of Alice In Wonderland.

3. The Eyre Affair -- Jasper Fforde. I don't know how to feel about this one, probably because I didn't care much for Jane Eyre either. I wanted to like this book, because it's a subsection of the Nursery Crime Division (or rather, The Eyre Affair was first, and then the spinoff NCD appeared, but I read NCD first). It was interesting with it's time travel and literary debates, but I'm not entirely sure I knew of half what was going on -- for example Rochester occassionally... left his book to be in the modern day, and he struck up a friendship with the protagonist???? It was weird. I like that time travel was used to change the Jane Eyre ending -- in the book within the book, Jane Eyre ends up married to St. John, and never meets Rochester again; but it was certainly much stranger to get my head around various other concepts.

What I'm Reading Now

Nothing!

What I'm Going To Read

Not sure yet. I'm pretty tempted to reread the Guardians of Childhood though.

they don't love you like i love you
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  • I saw Tom Hanks' movie Sully this Wednesday! It didn't really have much impact on my consciousness when it happened in real life in 2009. Maybe because it was in the USA or because I was way more focused on high school at the time, but oh man, this film was terrific. Tom Hanks was great. Aaron Eckhart was great. There's so much suspense in the film even if you know how it'll turn out, and there was some wonderful dark comedy moments too. But oh man, it really hits hard how easily things could have gone wrong if something different had occured.


  • It's been a couple of months since Bleach ended, and TBH, I wonder if people are mad at Ichigo that he wasn't like Kagome in Inuyasha, and decided to basically forgo his 'normal' life in order to pursue the fantastical life. And that -- that misses the point of Ichigo completely? He says right at the beginning that he doesn't mind helping out, because he owes Rukia, but eventually he will go back to his normal life. You see Ichigo become powerful and like being powerful, so he can wield that power to protect people, and so he can see Rukia, which is part of the reason why he's so depressed during the timeskip, but... IDK. Which Kagome, it was Choose-Modern-Life-Or-The-Past, but with Ichigo... he doesn't need to choose. He can still see Rukia a lot. He doesn't have to choose one world over the other, especially as he knows that he'll end up going to Soul Society at some point, just not now.


  • The other thing that really bugs me about fandom's reactions to the endgame pairings are the increase of infidelity fics to make IchiRuki and/or IshiHime happen, and just. No. I'd rather people pretend the ending didn't happen than infidelity fics. Or, write divorce fics, IDK. The other thing I really really don't like is people writing fics where Ichika is Ichigo and Rukia's kid. It just pushes all the wrong buttons and makes me ship IchiRuki much much less than I originally did.


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