breaking all your laws, one at a time. (aefallen) wrote,
breaking all your laws, one at a time.
aefallen

To all the Series I've Loved Before ~

To my great joy, arrghigiveup informed me that Koutetsu Sangokushi has been subbed! GLEE! Now this will be laughable in Japanese, English and Chinese!



Koutetsu Sangokushi's second episode is out, and though one review I read said that it was worse than the first, I thought it was better. Notwithstanding the fact that both Sun Quan and Ling Tong appear to suffer from a more aggravated form of what I call the Cao Cao syndrome: despite being canonically male, their character designs are distinctly feminine. I say more aggravated because in this case both Sun Quan and Ling Tong are also voiced by women, though the anime indicates that they are meant to be men.


This is Sun Quan.


And this is Ling Tong and Sun Quan. Ling Tong is incredibly dedicated to Sun Quan. It's cute.


Ling Tong is also incredibly protective of Sun Quan. Which is really cute. I would completely ship them, but it feels too much like yuri to me. If I was sure of either of their genders it would make for a very cute relationship. Ling Tong reminds me so much of Wolfram, which explains the instant love.





Lu Xun and Ling Tong meet cute
Ling Tong attempts to stop a group of ruffians from leaving without paying for a meal (this amuses me a lot, because this sort of thing always happens FOR GREAT JUSTICE), the ruffians attempt to rough him up, and Lu Xun comes to the rescue! Ling Tong is incredibly impressed and swears eternal brotherhood with Lu Xun, in addition to becoming Lu Xun's #1 fanboy. And Ling Tong really wants to see Lu Xun's armor. Cue the poor boy's stunned surprise. I fell in love with Ling Tong almost instantly, because he's voiced by none other than Saiga Mitsuki, whom I love intensely because she voiced Wolfram. If Ling Tong's Wiki entry is to be believed, he cried a lot. >D



How Ling Tong swears brotherhood with Lu Xun. SAY IT WITH SAKURA! This really reminded me of Saiunkoku Monogatari, where Ryuuki breaks off a branch of flowers for Shuurei.






I found that excruciatingly cute. Anyway, Lu Xun is KYOU KARA Ling Tong's Aniki. Ling Tong brings Aniki home!


Lu Xun's so cute when he blushes. It's good to see a side of him that isn't EMO EMO AND MORE EMO.


HOW CUTE. ♥ Lu Xun/Ling Tong also completely believeable, it's a vastly more appealing version of the hero-worship situation that Zhuge Liang/Lu Xun are in. This scene actually reminded me of that scene in Mulan where Shang comes to visit Mulan's house, and the following dialogue ensues:

Mulan: Would you like to stay for dinner?
Mulan's grandmother: WOULD YOU LIKE TO STAY FOREVER? ♥



So far the anime appears to be extremely loosely based on the original canon. Sun Ce dies (not a spoiler, he does this in Episode 1) and Sun Quan takes his place (cue a lot of emo about flowers and how Sun Ce loved flowers and was a good man before the power of the Imperial Seal drove him nuts).


Sun Quan, talking about Sun Ce.


Sun Quan's hot advisor. Hello Zhou Yu.




Sun Quan comes to visit Lu Xun's family's grave to pay his respects (with flowers, no less), as he respected the family and its duty to protect the Imperial Seal. Lu Xun, I believe, is impressed with this, and later when an assassination attempt threatens Sun Quan's life, Lu Xun dons the Flaming Mecha Armour of High Improbability and saves Sun Quan's life. It was really cute. Sun Quan cried.


This is Sun Quan talking.


EXACTLY HOW am I to believe in Sun Quan's masculinity?!


Lu Xun makes a pretty stalker.

Lu Xun's CRIMSON WARRIOR ARMOR moment:




This is Lu Xun, BURNING ARROWS OUT OF THE SKY. I see we're still stinging on the animation again.

I'm actually enjoying this series a lot more than I expected I would. *grin*

Koutetsu Sangokushi Episode 1 Parody. *snerk* With accurate reference to all the HARD GAY that goes on in it.

mcjunyi does some fabulous Koutetsu posts: this was particularly helpful as a Chinese-Japanese name and character design guide, and Lu Xun's Traumatised Expressions were amusing, as was the general Koutetsu summary.

tinted_glass did the Fandom Relationship Meme that I was telling risax about. I found it incredibly fun! ♥ I know this has been around before, but if you've done it and want me to see it, link me! This meme fascinates me.



1. The one who promised to love you forever and for a while, yeah, it seemed like it was really going to work out this time, but the relationship turned abusive, and in the end, you realized you loved who they were, not who they'd become: Can't think of a single one! ;) I've not really been abused by any fandom I've been in.

2. The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still really enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp in the sheets: Pretty much every fandom I've ever been in? When I leave a fandom I normally leave it forever, unless new source material comes in. I don't stay long in closed-canon fandoms, but whenever new canon material - ie a new movie, a new OVA, a new anything turns up for an old fandom, I'll go back in the game. ;)

3. The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor, and whom you'd still really like to see again although you're relieved he doesn't actually live in town: Supernatural. *grin* Except the weekends in bed never do end with this series. ;) Supernatural and I are one whirlwind romance I never expected to happen.

4. The steady: Heh. I'm a fandom butterfly. The longest I've ever been with any fandom is a little over two years, and that's KKM. ;) I'm still surprised we're together. ;)

5. The alluring strangers whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with: Heroes. Really good-looking and all, great fanfiction, and I could totally get into it, except somehow it's never really heart-and-soul caught me. Petrellicest got me into it and will keep me there a long while yet. ;) To some extent, FFXII, though I enjoy it very much.

6. The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at him and thinking, "Him? How the hell did he land all these cool babes?":
WORLD OF WARCRAFT. THAT IS ALL. And this one has slept with ALMOST ALL my friends, but the ones I most resent him taking up with are the ones who are good writers.

7. The one that no one else really understands what the attraction is, but they put up with it because hey, he seems to make you genuinely happy, and who are they to tell you that you can't have a fling?:

Mieu. xD
But if I can add "but they put up with it because you're so funny when you go on and on about him, even though he really is a lost cause and not worth any of the time you spend on him", it'd be Koutetsu Sangokushi.

8. The new guy that you just can't stop talking about, even though everyone else is getting ready to beat you to death for your own good: Koutetsu Sangokushi. Heh.

9. The one you look at and go 'hey, I could spend the rest of my life with this guy', only then he gets hit by a bus and you can't even bring yourself to go to the funeral because you're crying too hard: ... Koutetsu Sangokushi, it'll be a victim of its own absurdity if it doesn't improve. But at least I'll find it funny.

10. The one who has always satisfied you, always made you happy, to whom you can always turn, and goddamit it people, why don't you appreciate them like I do?:


KKM. ALWAYS AND FOREVER. ♥

Also Yuuri/Wolfram, which doesn't need to do anything but exist for me to love it. ;)

11. The one true love, the one you'll never, ever bring yourself to leave, even though you want to bury his entire family at the bottom of a mineshaft and need porters for all that emotional baggage:

Hey, I like the entire family and there isn't any baggage! Wolfram and KKM.

12. The one you thought you were in love with until you realized he was never going to grow up: ... if I must be honest, 80% of Abyss fandom as represented by the community. The good stuff's out there, but it never seems to get on the community, and if I want it, I have to find it myself off the community friends list. IT'S THERE. It just rarely seems to get posted publicly to the community.

Still love him, though. ♥

13. The one you're really, really not sure you want to get within a mile of, but he must be saying something people like because he's popular in a certain dubious crowd: Abyss crack fandom. I just don't do crack. Sorry, but it's true. Very occasionally, I find it funny, but most of the time, I don't. I agree with a lot of the stuff that's being said on fandomsecrets about it.


14. The one who got you first and made you finally understand the crazy things other people do when they're in love: Heh heh heh. I'm like this with all the fandoms.

15. The one who turned out to be harmless bubblegum fun with no consequences either good or bad, and now neither of you really wants to see the other again: FFAC, but I still want to see it again!

16. The oldest bestest friend, an early passionate love affair that turned into a deeper and more platonic love over the years, the one you'll always love no matter how stupid or screwed-up he may occasionally act:

SPIDER-MAN and Harry/Peter!

AND ALSO KKM!
Probably Orlando Bloom, too. :D

17. Mr. Still Crazy After All These Years, the friendly ex you don't think about much but will always be delighted to see on the rare occasions when he's in town, and with whom you will inevitably stay up till 4 a.m. reminiscing and laughing about old times:
(by iconzicons)
Spider-man, again! ;)
ALSO, ORLANDO BLOOM. ♥ Always very very happy to see Orlando Bloom in anything he does.

18. The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool guy except it's never really gone anywhere: Code Geass. It REALLY isn't ever going anywhere with me.

19. The one you dated regularly because he was such a good time and knew how to keep you entertained but who seems to be going nowhere slowly, and is easily distracted, so really, one date's just like another and if you skipped one, would it make a difference?:

The D Gray Man anime. :( So much potential.

20. The one who always manages to gather themselves for one last gasp, again and again, and dammit, you're such old friends that you don't have the heart to say no even though it's kind of embarrassing the way they go on and don't retire gracefully:

KKM, but OUR LOVE WILL NEVER DIE.

21. The one who always, always breaks your heart, and yet you keep coming back, because part of you believes that this time, maybe it's really going to be different: I don't go into fandoms that break my heart. ;) That's why I stay away from House. Or anything with emo I can't laugh at.

ADDS ONE MORE:

22. The one you thought was going to be one-night stand, but turned into a weekend fling, and then years on, you're still seeing them, and part of you is still surprised you're lasting this long:
KKM and Abyss. xD





1. The one who promised to love you forever and for a while, yeah, it seemed like it was really going to work out this time, but the relationship turned abusive, and in the end, you realized you loved who they were, not who they'd become:

2. The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still really enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp in the sheets:

3. The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor, and whom you'd still really like to see again although you're relieved he doesn't actually live in town:

4. The steady:

5. The alluring strangers whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with:

6. The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at him and thinking, "Him? How the hell did he land all these cool babes?":

7. The one that no one else really understands what the attraction is, but they put up with it because hey, he seems to make you genuinely happy, and who are they to tell you that you can't have a fling?:

8. The new guy that you just can't stop talking about, even though everyone else is getting ready to beat you to death for your own good:

9. The one you look at and go 'hey, I could spend the rest of my life with this guy', only then he gets hit by a bus and you can't even bring yourself to go to the funeral because you're crying too hard:

10. The one who has always satisfied you, always made you happy, to whom you can always turn, and goddamit it people, why don't you appreciate them like I do?:

11. The one true love, the one you'll never, ever bring yourself to leave, even though you want to bury his entire family at the bottom of a mineshaft and need porters for all that emotional baggage: House

12. The one you thought you were in love with until you realized he was never going to grow up:

13. The one you're really, really not sure you want to get within a mile of, but he must be saying something people like because he's popular in a certain dubious crowd:

14. The one who got you first and made you finally understand the crazy things other people do when they're in love:

15. The one who turned out to be harmless bubblegum fun with no consequences either good or bad, and now neither of you really wants to see the other again:

16. The oldest bestest friend, an early passionate love affair that turned into a deeper and more platonic love over the years, the one you'll always love no matter how stupid or screwed-up he may occasionally act: Will & Grace

17. Mr. Still Crazy After All These Years, the friendly ex you don't think about much but will always be delighted to see on the rare occasions when he's in town, and with whom you will inevitably stay up till 4 a.m. reminiscing and laughing about old times:

18. The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool guy except it's never really gone anywhere:

19. The one you dated regularly because he was such a good time and knew how to keep you entertained but who seems to be going nowhere slowly, and is easily distracted, so really, one date's just like another and if you skipped one, would it make a difference?: Angel

20. The one who always manages to gather themselves for one last gasp, again and again, and dammit, you're such old friends that you don't have the heart to say no even though it's kind of embarrassing the way they go on and don't retire gracefully:

21. The one who always, always breaks your heart, and yet you keep coming back, because part of you believes that this time, maybe it's really going to be different:

(ADDED)

22. The one you thought was going to be one-night stand, but turned into a weekend fling, and then years on, you're still seeing them, and part of you is still surprised you're lasting this long:


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