Just a silly little post to amuse myself… *g*
I would have tittled this “Fandoms Colliding” but I’m not a ‘fan’ of neither N.Flying nor League of Legends, I just enjoy watching both, ha. Anyways, I came across N.Flying doing a cover medley of couple of League of Legends songs and they did great. Riot makes rather awesome animated vids (for a game company)… and the songs ain’t that bad either. 😀
The original music videos:
Warriors or… there’s also the Season 2020 Cinematic version (I know all the champions in it and i don’t even play the darned game!) 😜
Well, it’s actually not that far off in the past, but it is a blast from my kpop past. 😀 In one of the comment threads at kfangurl’s Queen In Hyun’s Man group watch post, there was a discussion about Ji Hyun Woo’s music carreer. This got me thinking about his first band, The Nuts whom I was a big fan of back in the day. Which in turn sent me to my old tumblr account in search of a tribute post I once made for them. Yup, I used to have a kpop dedicated tumblr. It didn’t last very long and got left by the wayside when I lost interest in it, ha. I never cancelled the account though, so it’s still around, gathering dust. Anyway, I got the notion of re-posting the whole thing here (with a few updates and edits). Might be of interest to some… or not.
Another post! I’m on a roll! 😎 Or something. I’ve actually been watching stuff this month and for some odd reason they all happen to be cdramas. Drama Gods work in a mysterious way.
Kikazaru Koi ni wa Riyuu ga Atte (There’s a Reason for Dressing Up Love) is a drama I watched quite a while ago but never managed to write about then, despite of how much I liked it. And I did like it a lot! There’s something about slice-of-life jdramas that just seem tailormade for me. 🙂 No high drama just for drama’s sake or convoluted plots, relatable characters who feel like real people with real jobs they actually go to and not one uber rich asshat in sight (yey!). I’ve also come to appreciate characters that are generally really nice, even when they are supposed to be e.g love rivals. Thumbs up for loving, supporting parents as well. It’s all so refreshing after, say… kdramas with all these nasty, borderline basket cases. 😀 Besides ticking off all the right boxes, Kikazaru Koi put a big grin on my face and that is something I love in dramas these days. If you are looking for a heartwarming, “healing” drama, this might just be it.
Last week, on my way back form a short holiday in Germany, I and my friends were browsing in the airport bookshop. One particular book seemed to be beaconing me. Yes, books do beacon, occasionally and those generally turn out to be books well worth a read. This book, titled “The Cat Who Saved Books”, had a very aestethically pleasing cover with a ginger, tabby cat. I have a bit of a “thing” for ginger tabby cats so this, in addtion to the title, was definitely a sign 😀 The story seemed to be right up my alley too. It turned out to be exactly that, a “heartwarming story about finding courage, caring for others – and the tremendous power of books”, as it says at the end of the short introduction. I read the whole thing on my flight back, ha. I felt the story was rather “Japanese” in essence and will probably not suit for everyone, but I liked it a lot. Oh, and I think the Finnish translation of the title actually fits better, being “The Cat Who Protected Books”.
I’m quite painfully aware of lack of posts in recent moths, so why am I blathering about a book instead of something drama related? Well, the author is Japanese, Sousuke Natsukawa which sortakinda ties up with the general content of this blog… and there might be others who’d possibly feel like checking the book out. It would actually make a pretty good short drama. 🙂
I’m hoping to get back on track with dramas and blogging in general at some point, just not sure when. At least I’ve finally started to feel like I would be up to writing about dramas again. The first half of this year has unfortunatey been more of the same – work pretty much sucking all energy out of me. 😦
This year has not been particularly great so far, so it was a nice surprise to hear that the guys would have a comeback in May. And here it is! Such a happy-go-lucky, summer-ry song. This made my day… no, my month. 😍
OMG, seriously!! I had more or less given up hope ever seeing subs for Monks.
I went on YT just a while ago to check something in the last epi and saw that it was subbed! I was utterly flabbergasted but ecstatic. 😀 I then checked all the other episodes, alas – epis 2-3 and 8 are still unsubbed. Still, that’s better than nothing and having the last two episodes with subs is more important anyway, as those are the crucial ones. Gosh, what a wonderful surprise this was. Guess I’ll be rewatching all the subbed epis in the near future. *happy dance* 🎉
EDIT 18.7.2022 – All episodes now have subs! 🎆 Here’s a playlist for all of them.
Under the Skin will probably end up being one of my fave shows of this year. I’m still trying to process my thoughts about it, so I’m sort of struggling to find the right words to convey what I actually want to say, ha. This isn’t one of those “thrill a minute” shows that often resort to cheap gimmics to paste over the otherwise flimsy plot and gaping plot holes. Some of them can be quite watchable if all you want is easy to diggest entertainment, especially if the actors and director are are putting their best foot forward. If you want a well made crime show that isn’t too dark or harrowing, this may fit the bill. I really liked Into the Darkness too but one such show per season is quite enough, thank you. 🙂
Don’t you just love it when you come across a show you didn’t even know existed and end up enjoying the heck out of it? Some of them are real hidden gems, others just ones that people may well be watching but not writing/talking about. I don’t really know which category I’d put Under the Skin in but I did come across it only because Karie the Magne @ Dramas with a Side of Kimchi posted her first impressions of it. I was intrigued enough to check it out myself. Yup, loved it. Enough to go through all 10 episodes available @ Viki so far. 😀
I do feel a bit apprehensive to be writing a first impression post after just one episode as the whole thing can go to pot later on *cough*The Veil*cough*. But… Grid is written by Lee Soo Yeon, who penned Stranger/Forest of Secrets, so one can be somewhat assured that Drama will stay on course. Continue reading