This is Sparta!

Annyeong everyone,

Saturday my mom, my sister and I went to Amsterdam to shop and visit my grandmom who just came back from Suriname. My mom was in a good mood and bought me an encyclopedia about the world's mythologies and the movie 300.

I loved that movie^^ Who doesn't like hack-and-slash movies? When we came home I tried convincing my little sister to watch it with me, but she wasn't in to it. And in the end I was glad she didn't watch it with me. The label said 16 ...but I hadn't considered it dangerous because we watched LotR extended edition and that was labeled 16 too. BUT...and this is a very big BUT...LotR had no sexscenes.

I had totally forgotten about the sexscene in 300, it's been a couple of months, you know? So I was glad she didn't stay and watch, cuz it was shocking! I was staring at the screen like 0.0 and I'm 18!

I will be frank and say that the sexscene should have been cut. Why? Here's why:

1) It was too explicit! I don't want to see everything, just a hint or the suggestion of what's going to happen is fine. If you have to show the deed, at least cover them with a blanket.

2) It was unneccesary. Seriously; it didn't add anything to the movie. 300 is about threehundred dudes facing a massive army of millions. Not about the king and his wife. So if I had been the director, I wouldn't even have put it in the movie at all. What happens in the bedroom doesn't matter. What happens on the battlefield does.

Anyways, gotta get back to work....the boss still isn't here though. It's pissing me off!

Ja mata ne mina!


The fantasy writer's essentials

Annyeong everyone,

So what is it a fantasy writer needs? Here's a short list I made:

  • Paper
  • Pens/pencils
  • A laptop or computer
  • A notebook you carry with you everywhere
  • Inspiration
  • Skill
  • The Ultimate Visual Dictionary
  • The Complete Guide to writing fantasy volume 1 and 2
  • The power to cut away unnessecary parts in your novel, no matter how it hurts
  • People who stand by you and aren't afraid to criticise when they need to
  • Knowledge of the subject you're writing about
And for those who wonder if they have it in them to become a successfull writer:

This is a quiz made by fantasy writer Holly Lisle. Try it out, I know I did and I liked my results.

I just wanted to share this with you guys,

Ja mata ne mina!


Lord, love a duck!

Annyeong everyone,

Lord, love a duck! Yeah...I know you're probably looking like this right now: o.0

I was like that too when I first read this idiom, but I like it. Lord, love a duck: An exclamation used when nothing else will fit. Often fitting when one is stunned or dismayed. I am both stunned and dismayed. Why? Because of romance!

The love I'm talking about has nothing to do with me, make no mistake! I have a non-existing lovelife. But it's about my aversion towards romance. I hate romantic movies/books/songs. I value passion more than romance anyways. Romance makes me want to puke, it's all so standard and unoriginal. Seriously. It's all been done before. When I see a romantic comedy, I will already know how it ends after watching for 5 minutes. It's all the same.

And yet! Most of the dramas/doramas I've seen revolved around love and romance. Hana yori dango, You are beautiful, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, Full House, Let's go to school, Sang Doo!, Sappuri, Sunao ni Narenakute, 1 Pound no Fukuin even IRIS! I shocked me when I realized this. But most of the time I watched those doramas/dramas for a particular reason: the humor. Or the actor (Kame, T.O.P, Rain, Jang Geun Suk, JaeJoong) Not so much the romance....I skipped it whenever I had the chance.

But what I can't possibly deny is the fact that my favourite songs are all lovesongs! Flower Lady, Love in the Ice, Why did I fall in love with you, Mirotic....they are all lovesongs! But do I really listen to them because they're lovesongs? Nope. I can't understand Japanese/Korean that well. I listen to them because I like the voices of my favourite 5 boys. Kizuna by Kame feels like a lovesong, but is about friendship. So I guess I'm saved.

For a few moments I thought I was turning into an entirely different person! But I'm still the same old me. Watashi wa daijoubu desu. Kekekeke

Ja mata ne mina!


Oguri Shun

Annyeong everyone,

I've made another grand discovery. Well, actually I kinda made it a long time ago. It's Oguri Shun (Tokyo Dogs, Gokusen I, Hana Yori Dango) Check him out:

He's quite the actor! I really like how he can go from delinquent to flower boy to cop. He knows how to do drama, comedy and even....awkward. Kekeke. Can't say I love him as much as Kame, though I think he's a lot better than Kame...sometimes. And while Kame is still boyish (me likey), Shun has proven in Tokyo Dogs he can play a man - well, he IS a man. Anyways, he pulled if off a lot better than Kame in Kami no Shizuku.

He's certainly a favourite of mine. And this is the only Asian dude so far (besides JaeJoong of course) who can pull off the blonde look. Seriously. But darker colours fit him best, since it's more natural. Same goes for JaeJoongie. Somehow JaeJoong got thrown into an Oguri Shun post...oh well.

Ja mata ne mina!


Just a QuickE!

Annyeong everyone,

Today I finished watching Gokusen I, the prequel of Gokuen II which is one of my favourite doramas. I must say I still like II more than I, even though the storyline was pretty much the same and quite predictable - it was still a lot of fun to watch though^^.

I just have a habit of liking whatever part I see first more. For instance, I like LotR 2 more than the other two, because I saw it first. I like Xmen three more than the other two parts, because I saw it first. So I like Gokusen II because I saw it first. And because it had Kamenashi Kazuya in it, kekeke. But the characters from Gokusen I were likeable too. I liked Uchii more than Shin though.

I guess I should watch season 3 as well, since I already saw everything else - including Gokusen the Movie with (can you guess????) Kame!

Ja mata ne mina!


Time flies

Annyeong everyone,

Time flies when you're an intern. Seriousy, I haven't had time to write anything of my own. My future books are already gathering dust. I'm going crazy! It's really fun, you know, being an intern. But it's soooo tiring and demanding at the same time. Is this how it's gonna be when I'm a media professional and actually working?
Phew, I hope not.

But I'm aching to get started on my stories again. It's been too long. My hands are itching to get hold of a pen and write something magical or pseudo-medieval. I guess that when I do get back to writing again, I'll be singing along with and dancing to 2NE1/DBSK/BigBang songs with all my heart.

Look forward to it! You'll be hearing it wherever you are!

Ja mata ne?