|wJun 19, 2006|
I want to keep destroying lies
I love the Internet.
Ryan, Louise, and I have made plans for this Saturday. And you are welcome to join us. Yes, you. Even Kristy's mom is invited. We're meeting at my house at 4:30 pm, and will then go eat dinner at the Thai restaurant on Broadway. We will then watch the movies FF7: Advent Children and Blade Runner. IT WILL PWN, and I need more things to look forward to this summer. So, there we go.
I'm still trying to fit writing into my life. I've been doing a good job of saturating my all of the time that's not spent at work or with friends with anime and comics. I've finished rereading Runaways, along with the new volume 5, and have just finished the fourth volume of The Sandman. I need a comic-break, so hopefully now, I can finish Palahniuk's Invisible Monsters. I've been renting lots of random anime from the library every week. This week it's the first DVDs of Stellvia and X (I need a CLAMP fix!), and a Miyazaki film called "Whisper of the Heart." I've never heard of it, but the synopsis reads Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets a boy her age whom she finds infuriating, but discovers to her shock that he is her 'Prince of Books'. As she grows closer to him, she realises that he merely read all those books to bring himself closer to her. The boy Seiji aspires to be a violin maker in Italy, and it is his dreams that make Shizuku realise that she has no clear path for her life. Knowing that her strength lies in writing, she tests her talents by writing a story about Baron, a cat statuette belonging to Seiji's grandfather. Sounds like I will like it! Seriously, how many films has Miyazaki made? And how can they all be so wonderful?! We'll see if I can convince any of my friends to watch it tomorrow. Just because a movie is animated does not mean it's terrible, nor that it's meant for children. YOU CAN GET OVER IT, I PROMISE.
Anyway, as promised, here is the first in my Good Things Recommended by Jackie series. I was going to do a huge thing at the end of the summer, but then I realized that it would be really mean of me to do that right before going back to school. So, here are my thoughts on Revolutionary Girl Utena, complete with snazzy pictures. A box will be added to the sidebar so that everyone can always know what I recommend. Because I said so.
Tomorrow, I have to drive my mom to work for 7:00 (suck) because Dad's truck is getting work done on it. The cleaning lady (shut up; before college, I was the cleaning lady) comes tomorrow morning. Normally, this would mean I would sleep on the couch in the basement, but I have to work so early tomorrow that it won't even matter! This is sad. I actually work a real shift at my job tomorrow, though, which means I'll get real breaks.
I don't know why I'm in such a good mood lately, but I'm okay with it.
Current Music: Lo How a Rose 'Ere Blooming - Catie Curtis
Labels: anime: revolutionary girl utenascribbled mystickeeper at 11:15 PM
I hate to break it to you, but not everything Miyazaki made is good. Pom Poko was about shapeshifting raccoons that use their ball-sacks as parachutes. I AM NOT KIDDING. It was the most bizarre and terrifying anime I think I have ever seen.
Steph and I saw Pom Poko on the movie channel, and even though the racoons used their ball-sacks as parachutes, I STILL LIKED IT. ;_;
Yeah, Pom Poko was weird as hell and highly sexual in tone for somehting so child-oriented. In fact, in the first 10 minutes I kept saying, "Jackie, what the f*** is this, just turn it off. This is ridiculous. Oh. My. God." but after that I shut up and I think I may have liked it.
oh my, someone on the internet who reads sandman.
Yes, Sandman is the awesomest thing ever. I've read four volumes of it now, and I have them all rented from the library, waiting patiently at the foot of my bed. Neil Gaiman is ridiculous.
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