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BY2 愛上你 Lovin’ You – translation

1 Jun

Yes, I’m still alive but am emotionally spent after CLAMP stabbed my heart (again) with Seishirou/Subaru. Recovering a little now with help from crack/AU fanfics where it’s rainbows and butterflies and everyone stays alive.

Anyway, now sappy and/or angsty songs makes me think of Subaru and I translated one that’s been on my mind this couple of days.

There's no reason for loving you

Mook Liam Petch first impression

18 May

I think I’m up to ep 3-ish of MLP but I’m not too sure as the subber labels the vids by parts instead of episodes. The drama opens with a lol-tastic diamond heist by what must surely be the most inept bunch of robbers I’ve seen on tv. However, the police managed to outdo them in the incompetence department which allowed our robbers to make a successful getaway. I mean, the news crew was able to get their helicopter onto the building but the police didn’t think of doing that when the robbers were obviously blockaded on the roof? Then our silly robbers who donned masks when they were in the building with the CCTV cut off took off said masks when hijacking the news crew’s heli and in the process got their faces broadcasted on national tv. But wait, apparently no one noticed this helpful fact and the diamond’s owners/police/insurance company are still trying to identify the robbers. *facepalm* The action scenes per se are still acceptable but the tv stations really need to do a better job with the writing.

Anyhow, the ‘successful’ heist sets the stage for our n’ek to get close to the p’ek in a bid to recover the diamond. Initially it was funny to see Nu Mook ham it up to play the air-headed Barbie and it was quite entertaining to watch Petch give her the poisonous tongue treatment while we know that Mook doesn’t give a rat’s ass about it but we have been going around in circles for a while now, I would appreciate it if we get some kind of progress on their relationship as well as the plot. On Krit/Rucha’s side, visually I like seeing Tah and Vicky together but Rucha is so annoying I want to lock her up and keep her away from messing up Krit’s plans. Someone please tell me Rucha gets better later on! [Digressing from the lakorn … Tah: am I alone in finding him hot?? I think he looks really good with Susie too. XD Vicky: Among the recent celebrity weddings, I am most touched by Chai and Vicky’s. They are sooo adorable and sweet together. Vicky will take care of Chai]

Other special mentions … I’m oddly tickled by Jenjob’s scenes with Petch since I already know where his true, er herm, interest lies. Oh boy Petch, you have no idea. It was also nice to see the ladies have real fights and it’s not over a man!

Verdict on MLP so far: neither the plot nor the not-yet-budding romance engages me much but it’s generally entertaining enough to keep me watching.
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I swore not to touch CLAMP’s stuff ever again after they trolled me with xxxHolic: Rou but … but … I just found out Legal Drug resumed serialisation under the new title of Drug & Drop and I hesitated for about 2 seconds before googling for scanlations. I shall now spend my weekend re-reading LD (which was last released 9 years ago!! A strong heart and LOTS of patience are prerequisites for CLAMP readers) and catching up on D&D. Apparently Watanuki makes a cameo in D&D. I’m usually happy to see cross-overs but now I just want to kick Watanuki in the face.

Silver Diamond vol 11 & 12

2 Dec

I’m really trying to like SD because I loved Koori so much but 12 volumes on, SD is still not engaging enough for me. The drawing style has improved visibly from Koori’s time and I do appreciate the beautiful artwork but story-wise, it doesn’t make me look forward to the next chapter.

It’s too wordy for me … sometimes the speech bubbles take up more than half the page! The story has been going round in circles and I need something more. I need to start feeling something, anything! for the characters.

“Fortunately” in volumes 11 and 12, the blond pervert and his ayame prince was around to spice things up a bit.

Who is the fool?!


8 Nov





Silver Diamond

3 Apr

I’m finally done with all 10 volumes of “Silver Diamond”! I wouldn’t call the following a review … more like a record of my haphazard thoughts.

Thoughts on Silver Diamond