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Dropping in to BMV the other day (*which* other day is now lost in the mists of July) a cauldron of unholy lusts sang about my ears...* Well actually no, the siren song was muted this time: I think I've finally come to the realization that time is, after all, finite and an endless future of somedays does not in fact extend before me.

Nonetheless they had reissues of some of Zora Neale Hurston's works, so I bought the one about voudoun which I was sorry not to have finished last year. Tempted and fell, also bought Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy, another doorstopper. Kipling is an impeccable short story writer and I maybe don't appreciate his stories as much as I should just because they are so impeccable. Not counting the Puck and Mowgli stories of course, which are much more on my level. But English soldiers going spla in India doesn't rivet me the way it did someone who'd watch them go spla. Good riddance, I tend to think.

* a singing *cauldron*, Gus? Cauldrons don't sing. Choruses, yes; tea kettles, yes; but I suppose 'a tea kettle of unholy loves sang about my ears' sounds silly. Supposing Carthaginians had tea kettles to begin with.

Otherwise have decided Daisy Dalrymple is not for me- much too pip pip and toodle-oo, which style works only when Wodehouse does it and tires quickly even when Wodehouse does it. Happily returned two vols to the library, a load off the conscience.

My suspicion that AC defeats malaise seems to have been correct. Slept like a baby and awoke feeling fresh. Did not /stay/ fresh because the day is as muggy-humid as one might expect, interrupted only by glaring sun. Is now set to rain all tomorrow and my shoulder aches again. This summer doesn't deluge the way other rainy summers have, but five days out of every seven are forecast to rain or look as if they'll rain or do rain, and in the end it's simply *wet*. (Like, I don't remember April and May being especially wet, but the Islands flooded all the same.)

22 July 1997

Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:02 pm
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One Piece celebrates its 20th anniversary today. Two decades of the same story. Twenty years of writing and drawing a chapter a week very nearly all the year around.

Can you imagine? And it's still so good. It still makes me cry on the regular.

I've been following along for more than half the series' life - since 2004. I've shared lovely hours bonding with friends over One Piece and creating inspired by One Piece. And I met my wife through a LiveJournal post on One Piece.

I wish I were in Japan to celebrate, but alas.

At least I've already had I've of my wishes come true! I've gotten to tell Odacchi 'thank you for everything' along with hundreds of other fans. So until next time... HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONE PIECE!!
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Hi everyone!

Here is this week's subbed News Zero.

NEWS ZERO (2017.07.17) - Ichimen (warning about smartphone in bath) [AET + winkychan].mp4_snapshot_00.15.jpg

You can get here at my journal.
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Hi!

We're [livejournal.com profile] arashiproject   and we work in reuploading the dead subbed files made by old subbing teams, in the respect of their rules.

We have opened 3 new masterposts for [livejournal.com profile] rosevic87_subs , [livejournal.com profile] pikanchi_subs and [livejournal.com profile] yuizaki_libra , you can read everything in this entry.
If you have any of the missing files, please let us know in the Dead Links masterpost.

Membership is moderated, just click join and wait for approval.

Feel free to advertise this other Johnny's communities as there are not only Arashi subs listed :)

Thank you for your help and support :)
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Hi everyone!

I've uploaded the complete mp3 collection of Matsumoto Jun's radio show "Jun Style".
You can get it here at my journal :)

~Enjoy
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I thought it was fate )
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HURRY UP AND CALL ME OH-CHAN! )
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MY OT3 AHHHHHHH )
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Malaisey

Jul. 21st, 2017 09:02 pm
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I never used to have malaise, I grumble, but then I remember I had muscle-knot migraines instead. Not sure which is preferable. Malaise has no boundaries or definition so you never know when it will end; migraines have a definite progression and symptoms but are much more debilitating. The malaise might go away if I turn on the AC (we are such wimps here: it's only 25C) or it might be caused by cool air blowing over me at night (from window fans, meaning muggy dirty air.) It might be allergies; it might be a subluxed vertebra; it might be the humidity; it might be all of the above.

But whatever, is the weekend and I can be as malaisey as I want until Wednesday.

Shall note that I have three months worth of one-a-day lenses, which are unconscionable in terms of packaging but oh! so kind to dry summer eyes.
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If you had come we could have all hugged together... )

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Thank god for sick leaves

Jul. 21st, 2017 03:41 pm
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Day 2 of feeling like a disease-ridden lump x__x

Yesterday was the cough to end all coughs and a feverish, aching body. Today the cough has transitioned into a cold (with the occasional cough) and my back is one giant hurt (probably from sleeping so much yesterday).

Someone end my suffering ;__;
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I haven't even eaten it yet... )
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Before I knew it, he became such an Ikemen and grew up tall I'm pretty annoyed tbh. )

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You really have a pattern, don't you? )

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Out of Context

Jul. 19th, 2017 09:54 pm
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Summer haze. Even when retreating into darker, cooler indoor spaces the weariness does take its sweet time to lift. Oddities catch me unaware: like the inventor's mannequin in the office across the hall, which stands just inside the door and is visible whenever his visitors walk in and out. It isn't an anatomical model, but a male mannequin normally found in department store windows and interior displays. The hair is auburn and stylishly done, as far as current couture goes, yet it wears no clothes. Stiffly unposed, gestures neither here nor there. Thus having plucked it from its original context, the inventor now uses the mannequin for demonstrations of a machine intended to detect certain cancers. Or so they say. Patent pending, it seems.

Ah, lassitude

Jul. 19th, 2017 10:59 pm
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Verging on hot (ie 30C/ 86F) so I succeeded only in picking up my disposable lenses, and finding a case for my foreign cell phone. Made in China universal size (meaning I can't recharge with it in) and probably a rip-off: when people say the price is 20 bucks flat with no mention of sales tax, well...

What I wanted was a stylus because my last one came unscrewed, leaving only the rubber end stuck in the phone. Got two more from the box at Factory Direct, clerk took them and went rooting through box again, then said 'I'm sorry, all these are broken.' Somehow all the rubber tips had vanished from the ends. If I'd been thinking I'd have realized that was exactly what I wanted, but thinking is an activity unknown in July. So, well...
Wednesday )

What Am I Reading Wednesday: July 19

Jul. 19th, 2017 07:26 pm
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What I Just Finished Reading

The Seeing Stone – Holly Black & Tony DiTerlizzi
This book is much better as a full volume than divided into two as Goblins Attack and Troll Trouble, mainly because the fey we meet in the second half are far more engaging than anything we encounter in the first.

The Hacking of the American Mind – Robert Lustig
Lustig is genuinely dedicated to improving health outcomes, but his argument suffers for his devolving everything down to sugar intake. I agree with him that global sugar consumption is far too high and that dopamine reward systems are at the root of this problem. But I'd argue that how corporations use psychology to drive people's behavior, marketing to inflame their insecurities, and data analytics to customize approaches to drive individuals to consume more is a problem that extends far beyond sugar, and that any volume called “The Hacking of the American Mind” needs to delve into these issues to merit the title.

The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
The best novels make it hard to pick up another book when you've finished reading because you just want this story with these characters to continue. The Essex Serpent is very well written and I enjoyed the ride, but it failed to grab hold of me the way the best novels do. I think some of this is to do with the fact that Perry devoted less of the narrative to the characters who intrigued me most. But the ending was satisfying indeed, and I adore how Perry avoided the pat and predictable outcome every. Single. Time. I'll be reading more by her.

India – Becky Stephens
This book was a good, albeit superficial introduction to the country, although it did try at times to put too much of a good spin on its major social ills.


What I Am Currently Reading

The Book of Three – Lloyd Alexander
When I read this as a kid, Gurgi and Eilonwy drove me nuts. They both still do, but all these decades later I have such affection for them it makes for an easier read.

The Infidel Stain – MJ Carter
Still truckin.' I still find it hard to believe Avery's opinions on the social order could have remained so retrograde after all his time in India and Afghanistan, but this somehow irritates me less this time through.

Preacher: All Hell's A-Coming – Garth Ennis
Herr Starr is such a glorious villain. And jesus christ, I'd forgotten how horrible Cassidy is, and how groundbreaking it was for Ennis to portray this stuff way back in '98 and '99.

The Tarot: History, Mystery, and Lore – Cynthia Giles
Hands down, still one of the best volumes on the cards out there. Why it isn't at the top of recent lists on the subject perplexes.

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet – Charlie Holmberg
With an additional fifth of the book under my belt, I'm less certain I've figured out the big reveal. The writing continues to sparkle, and Holmberg continues to write some of the freshest riffs on YA fantasy out there.

The Souls of China – Ian Johnson
Still truckin'.

Clariel – Garth Nix
Finally, rainstorms, and I could read more of this book. This week's chapters featured a ripping battle with a Free Magic spirit, and for personal reasons, Nix's portrayal of Clariel's affectionate but clueless and spineless father hurt. Also, it looks like everyone has an angle, and it is glorious.

Captive Prince vol.2 - CS Pacat
For reasons.

What I'm Reading Next
I'm about 1/7 of the way through my read-these-first shortlist, and will continue to pick volumes off in the coming week. Black and DiTerlizzi's Lucinda's Secret is currently at the top of the list.

これで以上です。
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Things we've been watching

We just finished March Comes in Like A Lion season 1 and I am so glad there's a second season coming because this show has shot to the top of my All Time Favorite list. (Which is hard to do! It's a crowded list!) It's so sweet and warm and genuine. It's a slice of life show about people who have suffered and been messed up and are dealing (or not dealing) in various ways and although there's a lot of heavy themes it has such amazing heart. Love it.

Skuld's been watching Master of None and I watch along. It's definitely hit or miss with me. The first season was fun, it has absolutely shining moments. The Thanksgiving episode with Denise coming out was powerful stuff, but the whole will they/won't they straight romance with a side of cheating is boring and hits Bad Buttons so I'm not too impressed with the second season overall.

Tour de Pharmacy (in UK: Pharmacy Road) a silly Adam Samberg HBO special docudrama thing that takes the piss out of cycling in general and the Tour the France in particular was funny. And exceedingly ridiculous. But also funny - and Daveed Diggs had a big part in it so extra love for that!

Twin Peaks: The Return continues to be a tour the force for Lynch & Frost. It's beautiful and unsettling and does things its own way for its own reasons and I adore it for that. We usually watch each episode twice, and in the hiatus after episode 8 we rewatched 1-7 again, so that's three viewings so far and I still don't get bored of it. (Frustrated, yes. Bored? No.)

And since we were on a Twin Peaks kick we finally got around to watching Mulholland Drive and. Yes. That is certainly... a film? I'm not sure what I watched, or why, but it's been a lot of fun discussing it with Skuld and reading/listening to analyses and theories. I'd actually like to rewatch it? Because while I didn't love it, I did find it a really interesting experience.

HOT FUZZ. Because we ran out of other things we were in the mood to watch and we both love this movie to bits. We put it on a random Tuesday night and were late to bed because Hot Fuzz. For all the reasons. Including, of course, the thing Edgar Wright summed up in his famous 2009 tweet:

@edgarwright Me and @simonpegg once wrote some Nicholas Angel and Danny Butterman slash fiction. It was called HOT FUZZ…(applause)

More from Twitter, with fanart )

Things I've read
The Girl with Ghost Eyes (Xian Li-lin, #1)The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson

Oh no! I really, really wanted to love this. And it had a bunch of ingredients I like. But... they never really came together for me. I think it's a me thing rather than a book thing, and I don't feel I can write a proper review. I mean: the books does have a lot of fascinating themes, Li-lin is an interesting character, and the world is quite vividly drawn. I don't know why it still fell flat for me.


What's next?
I've got new volumes of Vinland Saga and Princess Jellyfish manga to read, and I've got the latest Raksura and Queen's Thief books all queued up on my reader. I just need to find something that drags me back into reading, because with all the Real Life excitement recently my attention span has grown short and my anxiety looms large and it's making it hard for me to focus on words and other worlds...
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...the first 13 minutes of last night's Raw.

Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god. I have been waiting almost half a decade for this story arc and I did not think it would ever happen and it did. And it not only did it happen, but it happened as if ficcers had scripted it.

Oh my god. My little fangirl heart. It may not be able to take this.

これで以上です。

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