appalling_cynicism
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11th-Apr-2009 11:19 am - I freely admit I suck at Japanese, but...
appalling_cynicism: (The sun after the shadowlands)
I went out to brunch with a big group of friends and friends-of-friends this morning. I just have one thing to say - the next person who says that "they're European and speak a bajillion languages and seriously, learning kanji can't be that difficult" dies. Learning kanji is not like learning a European language, the are fricking ideograms with different readings and different meanings in different contexts. So piss off and stop assuming I am just an idiot.

Essay is almost done. I can't find any resources about corporate re-structuring though, so I'm going to leave it for a while and come back to it.

M*A*S*H is so much better with the laugh track off. I just wish they hadn't screwed us so much with the DVDs. I bought all the seasons separately and special feature-less, but now for slightly less than what I paid there is a lovely box set with special features. Uncool, M*A*S*H. I stand by my claim that Trapper is one of the most interesting characters on the show. Most fans disagree, obviously Hawkeye is, but I think Trapper has a lot more depth than fandom gives him credit for.

Oh, would you look at that. Cardinal Pell has come out supporting the Pope's 'condoms make the AIDS crisis worse' claim. Catholicism, sometimes you seriously fail. Like a lot. Also, this is an interesting read. It's about the actual environmental impact of farming v the perceived environmental impact. It has a very bad reputation in Australia, and I would assume in a lot of other countries as well.
10th-Apr-2009 11:11 pm - While I'm on a Takarazuka kick...
appalling_cynicism: (Theatre is better when girl on girl)
C has got me well trained. I spent the whole evening looking out for Haya-chan. Credit where credit is due, Haya-chan is one of the most ridiculously adorable Siennes out there. C still seems convinced I'm going to be a Doi-chan fangirl though. Tonight, I really wish I had Rose of Versailles (Oscar and Andre), Scarlet Pimpernel, or Phoenix Wright. Admittedly, I haven't seen the last one, but I really want to. Actually, the BeruBara anime would be nice as well. Okay so the list could keep going - "A"-rex, The Second Life, El Halcon, the Ceasar one who's name escapes me right now. I'm going to stop now. Why must Takarazuka stuff be so expensive? Also, why must C have never followed through on her promises to keep burning things for me?

Why isn't J on Skype? I want someone to talk to.

I may have to start on the M*A*S*H DVDs. Trapper fix ahead!
26th-Mar-2009 05:19 pm - Flist, help me!
appalling_cynicism: (The sun after the shadowlands)
Despite the fact I have over 300 fics bookmarked I can't find anything to read. Rec me something, preferably angsty Grey's fic.

M*A*S*H is lovely, especially the Trapper episodes. Seriously, I adore Trapper. In the early episodes they had a much better balance of drama and comedy, they rarely felt preachy. They lost that later on. Alan Alda was many things, but subtle was not one of them. Nothing except the musicians plot line in the finale moves me as much as Sometime You Hear the Bullet and Abyssinia, Henry.
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