March 18th, 2009

Cats - Sora and Nefer


Small migraine. Went home from work. Have recently been taking Relpax at work and staying, mostly because low on sick leave, but decided to go home today - not like I was getting anything done at work anyway. :)

Kitten approves, as he thinks he's been low on snuggling time.
Gojyo - Soviet Russia kappa feels you!

Yokai night!

Three things about yokai make a post, right?

First, I posted some time back about Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai, by Michael Dylan Foster, which is a scholarly look at the phenomenon of yokai, or spirits/monsters from Japan.Collapse )

Second, a couple of weeks ago I was in the bookstore stocking up on later volumes of Naruto for reread_no_jutsu, when I came across a manga I'd never heard of called Yokaiden 1, by Nina Matsumoto. Collapse )

Thirdly, I have the blog Hot Fictional GUys on my Bloglines blogroll, and I've been saving this show for a rainy day. Back in January, HFG posted a tribute to the guys of Natsume Yuujinchou, a show about yokai currently airing in Japan. Collapse )

Fourth in my list of three things is a manga I bought a while back and never got around to posting about. Ghost Slayers Ayashi Volume 1 Collapse )

Fifth in my increasingly-inaccurately-named list of three things is Antique Gift Shop, volume 7. Collapse )

And now I'm going to go watch episode 2 of Natsume Yuujinchou

* Which has SOLD OUT to THE MAN in order not to get totally sued, which I can't blame them for, and thus brings us cool LEGAL anime now. I shall have to figure out where I left off in watching Bleach and start making googly eyes at my f-list, since I can't get it through Crunchyroll anymore. :)