akainagi: (lisa - so afraid)
Am I weird (well, weird-er) because spending my morning reading overwhelmingly angsty love poetry leaves me *less* depressed than when I started? Does this one make anyone else shiver, or am I just hopelessly emo?

A Song Of Despair )
akainagi: (naughty chemist)
The page 56 meme from [livejournal.com profile] book_memes:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence below in the comments.
* Don't dig for your favourite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

"It was a limitless pleasure, for she began to perspire again on one side as I finished drying the other, which meant the song might never end."
- from Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Book Meme

Nov. 29th, 2007 05:41 pm
akainagi: (dw - hurt)
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5.Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
6. Tag five people.

From Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

She left it on the night table, for the truth was she did not know what to do with it, and there it stayed, unopened, for several days, until one rainy afternoon when Fermina Daza dreamed that Juvenal Urbino had returned to the house to give her the tongue depressor he had used to examine her throat. In her dream the tongue depressor was not made of aluminum but of a delicious metal that she had tasted with pleasure in other dreams, so that she broke it in two unequal pieces and gave him the smaller one.

When she awoke, she opened the letter. It was brief and proper, and all that Juvenal Urbino asked was permission to request her father's permission to visit her. She was impressed by its simplicity and seriousness, and the rage she had cultivated with so much love for so many days faded away on the spot. She kept the letter in the bottom of her trunk , but she remembered that she had also kept Florentino Ariza's perfumed letters there, and she took it out of the chest to find another place for it, shaken by a rush of shame.

You're it.

Yay manga

Feb. 22nd, 2007 04:34 pm
akainagi: (porn2)
I have discovered Love Mode, and it is the cutest thing ever.

Manga I picked up at Tokyo Kid:
Love Mode
La Esperanca
Only the Ring Finger Knows
Lovely Sick
Gorgeous Carat

My Fake, Gravi and Yellow collections are now complete. I really enjoyed the first volume of Lovely Sick (I guess I have a Doctor/Patient fixation or something). My best find was Love Mode, though. I just love Izumi telling Takamiya "You better take responsibility for turning me gay" *snicker*

I might have to pick up a couple extra days of work to pay for it, but what the hell. It's worth it. I thought the store clerk's eyes were gonna bug out when he saw how much I was spending ^____^
akainagi: (Default)
Good yaoi manga I've been reading lately:

Oooooooh, I love this one. Emotional to the point of toxicity, but that's what I like. The fourth (and last) book comes out this month. I can't wait to see how they resolve all this angst. It features a doctor-patient realtionship between two emotionally f***ed-up men.

Haru wo Daiteita a.k.a. Embracing Love
Youka Nitta is a freaking GOD. I love the way she draws men. Totally beautiful without being femme. I have her artbook Kiss of Fire, which was so sublime I nearly ruined it with drool. Her sex scenes are pretty detailed, which can often be a turn off for me. From her though, I eat it up. And I marvel over the fact that a story featuring two porn stars can be so emotionally involving.

Same Cell Organism
High-school-boys-in-love and the like. The stories are cute without being corny and I really like the artwork. The story about the angel is a little strange, though.

Another one where I quite enjoyed the the artwork. The plot seemed a little shallow to me, but it was involved enough for me to enjoy it. I have a soft spot for the emotionally insecure uke, Nana.

I love the comic flavor to this one. I'm not necessarily in love with the way it's drawn, and it not as emotional as most of my truly favorite manga, but it's very enjoyable. I like relationships with some lead time, and this one has about six volumes of buildup before Dee and Ryo finally do the deed.

I'm also following Il Gatto Sul G and La Esperanca. And Loveless, of course. I'm looking forwart to reading Lovely Sick when it comes out in America. I'm also looking to get my hands on Yellow and Gorgeous Karat as well when I go down to Boston this weekend.

I saw one of the Viewfinder series on sale the other day and immediately thought of [livejournal.com profile] 4everinblujeans ^__^

On a totally different note, we're supposed to get slammed with 15 inches of now and 30mph winds tomorrow. *heads off to the fridge to make sure she has enough beer to last for two days*
akainagi: (confusedyet?)
"I am going to tell you some news.
No, I am not running for president, although I do know that a sentence, if it is to be complete, must have both a subject and a verb ...
I am going to sue the Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company, manufacturers of Pall Mall cigarettes, for a billion bucks! Starting when I was only twelve, I have never chain-smoked anything by unfiltered Pall Malls. And for many years now, right on the package, Brown and Williamson have promised to kill me.
But I am now eighty-two. Thanks a lot, you dirty rats. The last thing I ever wanted was to be alive when the most powerful people on the whole planet would be named Bush, Dick and Colon."
-Kurt Vonnegut
A Man Without a Country

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