April 27th, 2008


because true love never dies.

Up to my eyeballs in solicitor-ethics lectures this week, which also marks the one month + one week anniversary of my being put intensively on this case which has eaten my mind with its closing arguments. I obsess as badly about work as I do about the series I love, except that I do not obsess about the series I love thirteen hours a day, five days (and sometimes more!) a week. I can't actually seem to shut off about work even when I leave the office, so I could be waiting at a traffic light and find myself thinking, How can I work that case in, How am I going to handle that point, Did I address that issue adequately?


★ So, a while back, tinted_glass and I agreed that Franz Ferdinand's Michael would be a great song for Ryan on crack. Except that I am endlessly optimistic and thought he wouldn't need crack for the song to be perfect. And this week, in a perfect timeless moment of What You Do In Fandom Echoes in Reality, check out this post of hers on Michael-Ryan songs. She also has this awesome review of the latest Office episode up here.

shaorankun is drawing for both Reborn AND KKM. ♥ ♥ ♥ BOTH the fandoms I love deeply at the same time.

Reborn Chapter 191. Gokudera, I love you very much, but you are topped by Cat, and also eminently mockable. ♥ Also, Ryohei, I LOVE YOU FOREVER FOR NOT BEING YAMAMOTO, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me one more person to ship with Gokudera. More electrical bondage, please. HA! Official Tsuna-Reborn, Reborn-Tsuna cosplay. *SNERK*

WARNING: Everything behind the cut was written by a deranged Gokudera/Tsuna fan who can see 5927 everywhere. And I mean everywhere. You have been warned. Please read the manga, do not let what is behind the cut disturb you.

MANGA REC #1: Mirai Nikki: diaries that tell the future and the battle for them.

To my complete shock, I managed to really like the main female lead despite her looking like this and being Generally The Sort of Annoying Manga Girl I Thought I Loved To Hate. I think she's kickass and obsessive, and a large part of this I blame on reading morphaileffect's The Tenth Diary - a Gokudera/Tsuna slanted crossover between Mirai Nikki and Reborn. I'm not sure if I love the female lead because I equate her with Gokudera, but: Collapse )

MANGA REC #2: ULTIMO, the manga lovechild of Hiroyuki Takei (responsible for Shaman King) and Stan Lee. Rec'd by lacewood, here (read for more series information and the creative process behind this manga). I fell in love with it upon sighting the first panel. Imagine it as an Eternal Battle between Sync from Tales of the Abyss and the lovechild of Luke from Abyss and Tsuna from Reborn. If you think this is insane, go read the manga. ♥ Come scream at me if you need to ♥

MANGA REC #3: That Neon Genesis Evangelion MAFIA SCHOOL AU AU. First rec'd to me by lacewood, series explanation by kotomine here. Read this if you are a Shinji/Kaoru fan, and Collapse )

bitterwork, whose Reborn icons I love, has made AMAZING KKM ICONS. I'm using one right now. ♥ (THAT SLAP SCENE WILL NEVER. EVER. GET OLD WITH ME.)

Summary and Screencaps for KKM Season 3 Episode 82. This episode involves Greta acquiring a pet bearbee she names, of all things, Yuuram. This episode is basically Gremlins Does KKM. Right down to DON'T TOUCH THE WATER IT MAKES CUTE THINGS GO BAAAAD. Every week, no matter how silly the plot, no matter what other people think of the episode, no matter what, period: this series FORCIBLY reminds me of why I fell in love with it, why I still love it, and why I will love it forever. BECAUSE LOVE LIKE THIS NEVER DIES.