|wOct 18, 2006|
Can you say brainwashing?
This post was mostly written last night. Of course, I fell asleep next to my laptop in my bed, so it didn't get posted until now.
I really enjoyed watching those movie versions of Richard III a few weeks ago, so I want to start watching good versions of all of the Shakespeare plays I'm reading. Tonight, I watched A Midsummer Night's Dream. I was really excited that they used the orchestral score by Felix Mendelssohn. In fact, the opera music was badass throughout.
Actors: Christian Bale! OMF the guy who played Theoden in Lord of the Rings!
Calista Flockhart (who surprisingly was an excellent desperate Helena) was okay.
Kevin Kline was a great Nick Bottom, and really added a lot of depth that I hadn't felt with the character when I read it myself, and his counterpart was played by Roger Rees (Lord John Marbury from The West Wing!), who made an excellent Quince - so cute and eccentric and convincing.
They took the play and set it in late 19th century Italy. Frilly Victorian lace and suits with bow-ties, but spouting Shakespeare. Not as badass as Richard III in 1930s dictatorial England, but comedies aren't meant to be badass. The scenes with faeries were very imaginative and just as faeries should be.
Material Possessions, yay!
Here are pictures of the stuff I bought in Mitsuwa!
Here, we have my Miso Soup, Hello Kitty Pocky, and some Botan Rice Candy.
Here, we have the 10th and final volume of Honey & Clover in Japanese. It's okay, because the anime is exactly like the manga, so I know what's going on. Steph did talk me into only purchasing one volume, though, since I'll definitely purchase the entire series if it's ever licensed/released in English. Also, I bought the Honey & Clover soundtrack, imported from Japan! (Don't worry, I paid a lot less than the price listed on that website, :D) I love Honey & Clover! It's one of my favorite series of all time.
So those are my pictures of the things I bought. I also purchased some chopsticks and "Men's Pocky" (aka: Dark Chocolate. Because, obviously, women can't like dark chocolate!) as gifts for Antoine.
...OMF, I just realized that I totally forgot to take a picture of this "pet seal" I got with some Japanese candy. He comes with his own book to read, and a transparent cube to live in. He is so cute! I love him. I'll take a picture of him later today.
Carolyn is coming with me tomorrow to see Lois Lowry at Memorial Union Theater! If you want to join us, we're meeting outside of the Central Reservations Office at 7:00. I'm just happy that the King sisters (Kristy and Sarah) were able to get my copy of The Giver to me. Now I just need to try and get it signed!
All of my jeans look and feel huge on me lately. I guess that's good, but it's kind of annoying.
LOLZ for the day
And lastly....OMG American Revolution fanart! I love all of the comments left by people fangirling Alexander Hamilton. Oh, Internets. I love you.
Current Music: Violent Pornography - System of a Down11:12 AM
I wish that either Brad and I were the same gender or that I had a sister. Being a cohesive unit is so much fun! I suppose we can still go as the Paamu Kyoudai, since in Japan they don't differentiate on gender.
See, at first I thought you were trying to say the Christian Bale played Theoden in LoTR, and I was really confused.
Damnit. Why can't I spell the word "also" proper?
Steph: I'm assuming you're talking about our pirate costumes....but I have no idea what you're talking about. And hey - the money you spent at Mitsuwa makes a small dent in the money I spend on superfluous books. At least Mitsuwa was a one-time deal!
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