[gamergirl]
15 April 2010 @ 10:09 pm
ROUND UP!  
Legend of the Guardians
based on the books Guardians of Ga’Hoole
TRAILER
Beauitful animation! The story does not seem that new, but the protagonists sure are, OWLS! Never had that before and it looks amazing. The voice acting seemed pretty neat too, I liked it very much :) Lookin' forward to that one ♥

RAPUNZEL, uhm sorry it's TANGLED now. (Nice change :D)
Here the first teaser: TANGLED TEASER
It does not reveal... anything much, but I do like Rapunzel's voice and she's going to be the first animated Princess, right? I was a bit sad that this movie is not a 'real' Disney animation like The Princess and the Frog has been, but now I am not so sure anymore. I have seen glorious pictures of backgrounds and now I am looking forward to Tangled, too. (Especially after How To Train Your Dragon blew my mind ♥!)

Feeds!!
I made some more but first of all I want t share a feed with you, that I didn't create, the one of the author Neil Gaiman: HERE.

thecartdriver_feed is the feed for http://thecartdriver.com/. Yet another animeblog, I know ;D

brianandrew-feed is the blog a former author of THATanimeblog joined, so I started reading it too :)

kotowari_feed! This definitaly needed a feed ♥

As well as kotaku_feed ♥!

LOOK I HAS delicious ;D ➝ kitsch aus plastik: kitschprinzessin's delicious
135 tags in the following categories:
animanga, art, book, character-centric, comics, game, length, movie&tv, original, pairing, reclist&generaltags & warnings&ratings&more.
I use delicious mostly as a place to 'collect' the fanfictions, artists and authors I like. It's nice to have it all in one place. (Although unfortunately that's not true.)
Of course it serves as a reclist too, since I added only the fanfictions I especially enjoyed.

What I did try out waiting for a friend:


[OMG THEY CHANGED THE OPENING SONG. NEW LYRICS AND NEW SINGER. I guess the translation is better, but I liked the voice of the old singer better. I wonder about "Wind's Nocturne and Luna's in game singing now. ➝ more was on twitter ;D And I guess more will come once I start the game for real, but university is demanding :/]

ETA on Lunar:
HERE: THE OLD LUNAR OPENING WHICH I LOVED AND STLL LOVE ♥!!
& THE LYRICS )

AND HERE: THE NEW LUNAR SILVER STAR HARMONY VERSION
AND THE LYRICS )

Should you want to compare the other song of the game too, HERE IS SILVER STAR STORY'S WIND'S NOCTURNE and HERE IS THE SILVER STAR HARMONY VERSION OF WIND'S NOCTURNE (I haven't listened to the latter, because I want to see and hear it at the appropriate time in the game :D)
Singing along sure brings good memories. I adored this game and it is still one of my favourite 'fairytales' if you want. And of course one of my favourite JRPGs too.



Seen some time ago and the best movie I have seen in ages, most beautiful in every way ♥ ♥ ♥
I loved it from the beginning to the heartbreaking and heartwarming end ♥!
(The first movie where I enjoyed 3D too.)

I was reading From Girl to Woman: American Women's Coming of Age Narratives yesterday for university. As to be expected he author talks about Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, which you may know from the anime series Eine fröhliche Familie (Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari), if you haven't heard the title before. I watched and adored the anime when I was little and even though I did not indentify with Jo at the time (she was too old for me back then), I deeply admired her. She was some kind of role model I guess, even though I did not think of it that way, because I felt more than thought when watching series or reading books. (I stll do that most of the time today...) Anyway, reading Christy Rishoi's short analysis of Little Women deeply disappointed me (➝ the ending of the novel) and now I don't know if I ever want to read the actual book. DAMN.
(But other than that I enjoyed reading From Girl to Woman.)
 
 
bgm: Howie Day - Collide
 
 
[gamergirl]
08 March 2010 @ 03:50 am
RECS!!  
Enjoy ♥

Fandom: XXXHolic
Title: Getting a Hands-On Education
Author: [livejournal.com profile] still_ciircee
Pairing: Doumeki/Watanuki
Rating: R
Spoilers:
Status: Oneshot
Summary: It's Sex-Ed-day at school...

It could mean that—”
“She cares?”
“God,” Watanuki paled at the thought. “That’s even worse. What if it means she’ll never let me leave the shop? She keeps things. What if it means she’s going to try something horrible, like adopting me? What if it means—”
“We have Sex-Ed today.”
“THAT’S NOT FUNNY!”


Hilarious ♥

Fandom: XXXHolic
Title: Like The Doors Of My House
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dorrie6
Pairing: Doumeki/Watanuki
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: The author doesn't warn, so I think there's no need for a spoiler warning.
Status: Oneshot
Summary: Watanuki must confront his feelings for Doumeki the day before Valentine's Day.

Watanuki bristled, wrenching himself away from Doumeki's hands. "Why would you ever think I was making chocolate for Valentine's Day? GIRLS MAKE CHOCOLATE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY! DO I LOOK LIKE A GIRL TO YOU?" And as Doumeki's mouth opened, he added, "DON'T YOU DARE ANSWER THAT, IT WAS RHETORICAL!"

Oh these two, by far one of the most interesting couples ever. Their dynamics can be explored from a seemingly endless number of different angles... ♥


Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist/Harry Potter Crossover
Title: Mr. Elric
Author: maboroshi-hime
Rating: G
Spoilers: FMA episode 51; HP book 5
Status: Finished
Summary: Edward Elric from various points of view.

He began babbling about how the pain 'wasn't as bad as the first time around' and that 'Winry did a great job the first time around, but when I crossed the gate, the entire arm got lost and we had to redo it' and nonsense. He spoke of a little brother and growled out something about a horse (mustang, was it?). Eventually, his speech lost all coherency and the remaining work was done in silence.

Very short chapters, wonderfully written and as canon as a crossover can be IMHO. (I can see the Harry Potter characters seeing Edward in the various ways they do.)


Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Title: Invincible
Author: Yuki Scorpio
Pairing: Tezufuji
Rating: K
Spoilers: The author doesn't warn, so I think there's no need for a spoiler warning.
Status: Oneshot
Summary:
At seventeen, Tezuka understood many things. He knew what his feelings for Fuji were and what they meant. And he knew unspoken, unrequitted feelings were supposed to hurt, but it didn't work for him that way.

Since it's a really short story any other excerpt would give too much away and that would spoil the fun.
What immediately springs to my mind when I think about this story is the intimacy and the sensibility that comes across. This story has everything I love about Fuji and Tezuka. It perfectly describes that the way they complement like no one else can.


Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Title: a love so much refined
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tasheila
Pairing: Kirk/Spock, Sarek/Amanda
Rating: PG
Spoilers: For the movie I'd say ;)
Status: Oneshot
Summary: a promt from [profile] st_xi_kink round two:
Spock/Kirk, Sarek + outsider pov: Sarek watches his son and Kirk together and is reminded of his relationship with his wife - and how deep humans can love - and how humbling it is to be the recipient of such emotions.

Beautifully done! I can't say much or I'd give the best parts away. Believe me when I say that this is one of the most beautiful and melancholy fics I've read so far for the STR fandom (SO FAR).

Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Title: Breaking Points
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ragdoll987 / Keshka
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Rating: PG-13 - NC17
Spoilers: For the movie, obviously and the author said that she made some references to TOS but in a way that 'for people who have seen TOS, the context will be enjoyable, but for those that haven't, it shouldn't detract any understanding from the story.' And I think that's true so no real spoilers for TOS, I guess :)
Status: Finished
Summary: When the Enterprise is asked to transport Vulcan colonists to their new home, Spock Prime comes with them. His presence changes everything – even the things Jim isn’t sure he wants to change.

I loved this the first time and I only fell deeper in love while re-reading it.
I liked the style and loved the characterisations. Spot on and in character. And there's also a lot of humour to boot. The story is mostly told from Kirk's point of view (although it's not a first-person perspective) and it's really gorgeous. It made me giddy while reading it, I was dying because of the thrill and because I just couldn't get enough of Breaking Points.

Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Title: Whore
Author: [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
Character/Pairing: Gaila
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Movie, I guess but that's obvious, huh?
Status: Oneshot
Summary:
Gaila hates the word 'whore.' Luckily, so does someone else.

Lovely, lovely, lovely character piece. I can't say any more because that would spoil the fun of reading this short but brilliant ficlet. I fell in love with Gaila.

Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Title: Course Correction
Author: [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
Character/Pairing: Gaila/Sulu
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: None. (Not really.)
Status: Oneshot
Summary:
Gaila hard and cynical, unwilling to trust. The person I imagine she was not long after her escape.

Oh, just continuing the Gaila love here, really. This is as faboulous as the first one but with much more - as a friend called it - 'Orion politics' and insight into Gaila's character aswell as her past. And Sulu is a a proper - charming - gentleman.


Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Title: The Art of New Games
Pairing: Hikaru/Akira
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: The author doesn't warn, so I think there's no need for a spoiler warning.
Status: Oneshot
Summary: Touya really doesn't think his clothes are all that bad. Shindou and photographers disagree. Touya wouldn't really care, except that there are advantages to humoring Shindou once in a while.

By the time the interview has sputtered to a halt, however, he's feeling rather like there is Go and there is People Who Do Not Play Go, and maybe it's not a good idea to try to explain the one to the other. At least the photographer seems happy. Maybe the article will just have a lot of pictures and a brief mention of Shindou's imaginary snowboarding.
 
 
bgm: Savage Garden - I don't know you anymore
status: awake