January 26th, 2007

Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA

Law: The Best Way to Spend Rainy Friday Mornings.

You have to say this for the very bright teachers - they pull no intellectual punches, none at all. Whenever I am fortunate enough to get one of these teachers, I always walk out of lectures feeling that I've learnt something from it, and I only wish I was able to give half as much back to the teacher.

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I am occasionally of the mind (and indeed it is an attractive proposition) that the harder I work, the more I get spoilt rotten by whatever series I'm into, and I certainly had that in spades. D. Gray Man is going through a filler arc that makes me very, very happy because Kanda's in every episode, and I find Kanda's cranky/grouchy/shut up and make snowmen, I'm going off to fight the Akuma attitude a very appealing take on the Asch-type personality, so I'm happy every time Kanda's onscreen. Especially when he does something that reminds me of Asch, which is 50% of the time.

To my great joy, The Dresden Files (which lacewood evilly introduced me to, resulting in my embarking on repeated visits to Borders in an attempt to get every single book which mentions Thomas) has been turned into a television series. The first episode was released free on itunes, and was streaming on the site - haven't yet had the time to watch it, though I will certainly get down to it. The Dresden site yielded great happiness, namely my discovery that there's a Dresden Files book I didn't know about (Proven Guilty, no less), and that April will see the release of the latest book: White Knight, which to my deepest delight is Thomas-centric.

Happiest Dresden Files moment lately, though? The discovery of dresdenslash, and the realisation that I am far from the only Thomas/Harry supporter out there. I especially enjoyed becroberts' The Talk (which has a massive spoiler), which to my mind captured Harry's particular brand of humor and the spark-and-jest substance of Harry-Thomas interaction. Beautifully in tune with canon, and very, very good. Reading it made me think of one of the very first Tales of the Abyss stories I'd read, and the way that reading it made me feel that I honestly did not care if the fandom ever produced any more fanfiction - a single story like that is worth everything.

ALSO: Rob Thurman's Nightlife is set to have a sequel released in March. I'm thrilled to bits, and you can read an extract here.

Also: bravecows wrote The Unopened Door, a truly inspired Mary Poppins/Kingdom Hearts II fic. If you've ever read the Mary Poppins books, you'll know Zen got her spot-on. And anything that can make me laugh out loud in riotous joy after an Evidence seminar/tutorial is something real special. *grin* '

Episode 12 of Heroes is out - if you want a quick run-down and spoiler summary the way I do, read lin's Episode 12 review. Anyone who begins with mentioning Petrellicest wins instant affection from me, and this one's well-written, and funny. Also, I probably found lil_fatty's Heros Kitties (Heroes, Hello Kitty style) more funny than I should have, but I really enjoyed this one! Especially when Peter ran in screaming that his hair was eating his face, because it does.

So much to do and so much to see - and not nearly half the time I need to do all of it in. *laughing*