So I received my Kyo Kara Maoh
DVDs this weekend and spent a good deal of time mainlining it as I lettered, which means I wasn't following it *too* closely. The DVDs are boots, which i suspected from the price, but it's a bit wonky because the box and the menus have that ineffable bootleg charm (the subtitle is misspelled on the box as God (?) Save Ur King
and the active menu item glowy thing is usually some distance away from the actual menu item), but they've got the official English subtitles and dubs.
The story is decent, not going to win any major awards, but let's face it: you don't watch KKM for plot. You watch it for the crack. And if there's one thing I've learned, it's that any anime is made immensely better by the inclusion of inflatable ninja sheep, and this series alone could fuel a huge cracktastic-bits generator. The crack content tends to dip a bit when it's trying to follow actual plot, but inevitably returns.
I'm not finished yet - I've just seen the episode where Yuuri's friend has disclosed some information about himself :D (around ep 30-31?), so no spoilers for me, plzkthnx.
Additionally, my most recent lunchtime book was Carole Wilkinson's Dragon Keeper
, a fantasy YA book set in an ancient China with dragons. A young slave girl who works for the Imperial Dragon Keeper flees with one of the dragons. A fun read, and I recommend it particularly to oyceter
because the girl has a pet rat. :D
Am temtped to claim some art prompts for springkink
, but as it's mostly for A-Kon purposes and thus I need the results public in time for the co, it would be a Bad Idea to waste time on it at the moment. But if claims are still open after the con, maybe I'll do it.
Am also tempted to make a random story generator from eliade
's list o' fanfic kinks, tropes, and cliches
, but as it's a rather NC-17 list in points, I'd need to work out a way to force people to go through a warning page before hitting the generator itself. I've got a few ideas on how to do that. Looking over the list, I think the logic involved in creating the generator itself would be similar to the Cool Bits generator.
Off to lunch now. Hopefully this entry will have garnered comments by the time I get back because I am bored at work today, but I fear that most of the friendslist have wandered off at the end of the semester and aren't reading or posting to LJ at the moment. :)