henshin: (wheee! {da family})
2010-12-15 10:23 pm

\o/

[mood | ecstatic]
[music | The Only One -- Kuroki Meisa]

I AM DONE WITH THE SEMESTER. YOU GUYS. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY THAT MAKES ME, I SWEAR. I AM DONE. I NEVER HAVE TO TAKE FRESHMAN ENGLISH AGAIN.

ALSO, I ACED MY LINEAR ALGEBRA FINAL. AND I SHOULD HAVE AN A IN THE CLASS. LIFE IS PRETTY FUCKING SWEET RIGHT NOW. 8))
henshin: (hentai {misc})
2010-12-12 04:59 pm

This made my day.

[mood | amused]
[music | Gooseberry -- Trollstilt]

MALAYSIA’S ”dangerous” decline is fuelled by incompetent politicians, Thailand is dogged by corruption and a ”very erratic” crown prince, Japan is a ”big fat loser” and India is ”stupid”.

So say some of Singapore’s highest-ranking officials, according to leaked US State Department cables that are likely to spark intense political controversy in the region.


source

"BIG FAT LOSER"

"STUPID"

GOOD JOB, SINGAPORE.
henshin: (together at last {marimite})
2010-12-10 11:47 pm
Entry tags:

A conversation with my mother

[mood | happy]
[music | DISCOTIQUE09 -- Miyano Mamoru]

I: I really love Seattle. I'd love to live there.
Mother: This is why you should be a writer!
Mother: >:')) /imagines me as the next Barbara Kingsolver
I: >:')) /imagines writing gay/asexy scifi forever

This is why most of our conversations end in a null result. XD



GUYS. MIYANO MAMORU HAS A NEW SINGLE OUT. *________________*



He's my favourite seiyuu/Japanese singer ever (and my second-favourite actor). Seriously, guys. I don't talk about him or his music much, but I listen to him all the time and if there were one person I honestly wanted to be, it'd be he. Yes, that's grammatically correct, predicate requires a predicate nominative and not an object, I am not actually talking about this it's just your imagination shhhhhhh. :||||

I'm not going to pretend this is the best thing he's ever done because it's not, but it's exactly the kind of song that made me start listening to his music in the first place, so I'm happy. :)) And he's just so happy and energetic in the MV that it makes up for any lack of entertaining visuals or intriguing concept.
henshin: (Default)
2010-11-27 11:27 pm

I give up :|

I'm back on twitter.

Also, fuck you all for making me play Echo Bazaar. NOW COME JOIN ME US IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY. >:|

Y'all should also download Westfront PC, too. (Just ctrl+f to find the download link, it'll be the first instance it appears.) BEST TEXT ADVENTURE EVER why will no one give it a try for me >:(!!
henshin: (chu {j-st/vivi})
2010-11-22 04:19 pm

TL;DR awaits

[mood | content]
[music | ภาษากาย -- Potato]

Before I wade into the heavier material in this post, I just want to point out this Lao pop blog. IT IS A GODSEND. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any places to actually get the mp3s to the videos there and I'm too lazy to rip all the youtube videos, but hey, it's a start. :D

This is my new favourite site: New Mandala: New perspectives on mainland Southeast Asia. (Dreamwidth feed for anyone interested. Anyone willing to make me an LJ feed?)

I fully admit that I don't know a lot about any of the Southeast Asian countries, despite my interest in them, and that I am especially ignorant of life and politics in all the countries that aren't Thailand. This site is by no means the only place from which I should be gathering my information, but it's very interesting and very instructive and it's a great place to go for social and political commentary that goes beyond the new coverage found in most Western media. Sample articles. )
henshin: (Default)
2010-11-18 08:20 pm

;alksdfj;lkasdj;flksadjf;sadk;a

[mood | excited]
[music | Bye Bye Boy (feat. Ko Hee Jong) -- G-Twenty]

This is a tpop post!

01.

G-TWENTY'S AMAZING NEW SINGLE. (Youtube link.) I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH IT'S RIDICULOUS. It's not even as good as Blink Blink, but I don't care. I have been waiting for them to do something new for ages and I never even got a MV for their last single and I am just so so so very happy right now. :'))

02.

I didn't realise SWEE:D had another single out! (I already found it for anyone who wants the mp3. :'D) The MV teaser looks promising.

03.

Finally, the real point of this post :



The Halloween theme is kind of weird, considering that it's now Thanksgiving, but ;askdf;asdkfsa they all look so good and I love the dance and Milk and Nune just got about 10293827192 times hotter. WATCH IT. THEY ARE PERFECT AND ADORABLE AND A;KSLD;JFASKD;FLASD ;_______________;

okay so it's not as good as Alzheimer BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE IT'S NEW CANDY MAFIA and they're back to being fierce ;_______;
henshin: (happiness {ninja})
2010-11-16 10:26 pm

(no subject)

GUESS WHAT I NOW HAVE ON MY HARD DRIVE

A COPY OF THE THAI CONSTITUTION IN ENGLISH

FUCK YEAH TODAY IS AWESOME \o/
henshin: (seki {go})
2010-11-13 11:35 pm
Entry tags:

Dear Yuletide Author

First off: hi! I'm sorry it took me so long to write this. I hope this is still of some use to you should you need it.

Something general: I am a greyromantic asexual, meaning I have no interest in sex (and quite a bit of distaste for the act in general, truth be told) and very little in the way of a romantic drive. For me, what makes a romantic relationship work is trust, strong friendship, shared experiences, and conscious commitment. My concept of romance is not about candlelit dinners and cuddling so much as it is about two people (or more, but usually two) sticking together even when it's not new or ~exciting~. I know I gave a lot of slash options in all three of my fandoms and I would love to see a pairing fic in the end, but I really don't want to read mindless fluff. Two characters telling each other "I love you" or holding hands (in a couple-y way) or making out in an empty movie theatre or just randomly pecking each other on the cheek -- these are all huge turn-offs for me. (Mundane little moments like getting frustrated at homework together or someone stealing/losing someone else's favourite hat -- these are the kinds of things I like.) Subtext is always better than discussing a romantic relationship outright, because chances are that discussion will go places I'm not comfortable with. XD;; TL;DR I'm game for slash or gen, just don't add kissing/sex. Please.

One other thing -- I didn't use any character tags in my signup because they took almost five minutes to load for every. single. one. and some of the lists weren't all that complete anyway. I honestly don't care that much, but I'm going to ramble on below anyway.

Chaotic Butterfly: I love every single character in both books (CB and Purely By Luck) and while I'm obviously more familiar with 5*STAR and Yasu, I would be happy with reading fic that focuses on any of the characters that appear, no matter how small their roles are. I don't really have any ships I'm all that attached to (for 5*STAR, I pretty much ship them as an OT5) except Yamashita/Hasue. If you have a pairing you love, go ahead and write that. I'm not picky on this; write what you want.

Battery: There aren't that many characters in the series, so I'm not going to make any specifications here. I just want to add that I know it said "TV series" on the signup, so hopefully that's what you'd be writing? I've never seen the movie or read the manga, so if you end up writing that instead, you might want to add some notes about what differs (assuming you've seen the drama and you know what's different and what's the same). I remember one of my friends telling me the movie had no subtext at all, so that might make my Takumi/Go request kind of difficult. If that's the case, write whatever you want. XD

Wicked Gentlemen: ... I honestly have nothing to say about this one. :| If this is what you're writing and you're fishing for more information, you could always leave me an anonymous comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
henshin: (Default)
2010-11-10 04:32 pm
Entry tags:

Dear God, what is it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring.

[mood | content]
[music | ดั่งฝันฉันใด -- Klear]

yono: oh keytar you missed me
yono: quoting sherlcock
yono: ...
yono: sherlock
yono: D:

RL ) Thai pop )
henshin: (together at last {marimite})
2010-11-04 11:03 am

(no subject)

[mood | bouncy]
[music | 아파 (Slow) -- 2NE1]

So I told cute girl to text me her address so I could pick her up and then I forgot to leave my phone on so I could read the text, orz.

TL;DR my life sucks )

Let's talk about something happy! I AM IN LOVE WITH SHERLOCK. As evidenced by my fancy new moodtheme and header. 8D It is the best show ever. Sherlock (played by Benedict Cumberbatch, whom I adored in Amazing Grace) is a high-functioning sociopath with symptoms of Asperger's, and he's cruel and cutting and utterly uninterested in even engaging in conversation with the people around him. Or he is until he meets John Watson. And at first it looks like this adaptation might have the same slashy undertones of so many others, except that Sherlock is just ... not interested. (And John is pretty obviously not interested as well, but for different reasons.) Sherlock is not only asexual (actor's comments here and here), he's quite possibly aromantic. And also very possessive. (If I remember correctly, his possessiveness in an aromantic context is detailed in the ace manifesto I linked to first.) Besides these obvious points in his favour, he's also just a delight to watch. Whether you read him as asexual or not, he's such an intriguing character that it's impossible to take your eyes off him. It helps that he's very aesthetically gorgeous.

Obviously I'm more inclined to love the show because of Sherlock's asexuality. I'm not going to deny that -- I've never encountered such a well-known character being portrayed in a way that I can actually relate to, with the possibility of romance not only nonexistent, but the contemplation of such a possibility having no place in the story. That never, ever happens. Sherlock's complete disinterest is one of the most attractive things about the show to me.

But that doesn't change the fact that I would have loved it anyway. The stories are good. The dialogue is witty and fast-paced. The characters are all so delightfully weird, with the exceptions of Donovan and Lestrade; but even they have their own quirks that make them stand out. (My favourite example of a weird bit character: the PA of Sherlock's brother spends all her time looking at her phone, completely off in her own world, completely uninterested in anything that doesn't involve ... well, that doesn't involve her phone. She's amazing. I love her.)

The ending made me froth at the mouth in rage, but it was a good ending nontheless. And it made me love the show more once I got over my initial anger. XD

In conclusion: please ignore the fact that this is the worst attempt to entice anyone into watching anything ever and WATCH THE SHOW. You will not regret it, I promise. And I can provide you with the resources necessary to do so. >8D



On a related asexy note, here's a post about reading Neal Caffrey (White Collar) as a potentially asexual character. It's spot-on, yet I hadn't even considered the possibility. Fascinating.
henshin: (i be winnar {shinkenger})
2010-10-26 05:26 pm

Familial Relations

So. It's been almost a year since reveals for the 2009 Yuletide went up, and I have yet to post this anywhere! I AM GOOD JOB. This was for [personal profile] estirose. I owe a huge thanks to [profile] pastdazed for helping me finish this in time. And by in time, I mean the hour before it was due.

Familial Relations
Kamen Rider Kiva; Taiga/Wataru, PG. Wataru finds himself with three separate dates on Christmas Eve.

You're his brother, not his boyfriend. )