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Someone posted a Disney Princess secret on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets today, about their distaste for Jasmine being roped into that brand and the idea of her being put in a ballgown, and I made the following comment in response:

"I also hate that they generally include Mulan, instead of letting her be awesome and androgynous in her own space."

To which someone anonymously (?!) responded:

How is Mulan 'androgynous'? )
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I finished watching an anime called "Mushishi" about ten minutes ago. It's twenty-six episodes long, and once I got past the requisite mid-series backstory revelation I pretty much steamrolled through the remainder of the show over the course of a week.

I liked it! Some things I liked A LOT and I found myself feeling pretty down when I ran out of show to watch. Other things I was a little disappointed by. And of course, I am left with QUESTIONS. All of which are behind the cut if you're curious! )
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I can't go to sleep until I finish my fic for [livejournal.com profile] kindoflikeyou. So I'm posting on LJ. See the logic? Clear as crystal.

First: a meme! I did this ages ago, but I've written a cubic assload more fic since then, so it'll probably be more entertaining for everyone this time around.

Stump the Writer!

[1] Go to the list of my fics and pick out a line or three from one of my stories. (Must be a full line, please -- no sentence fragments or speech tags or other such nonsense.)
[2] I will respond with which story of mine I think it's from. I SWEAR I WON'T CHEAT.
[3] A ficlet about pretty much anything (and in any fandom) to whoever can stump me.


Second: Apparently every Disney movie ever made can be viewed on YouTube, and recently I decided to track down and rewatch an old favorite that I hadn't seen in a long time: Sleeping Beauty. I remembered that it was gorgeous, but I was curious how well it would hold up. Verdict: PRETTY DAMN WELL!

Sleeping Beauty fangirling and youtube video behind the cut! )

ETA: I have belatedly realized my error in judgment. No one is going to play meme with me because YOU ARE ALL WATCHING DISNEY MOVIES ON YOUTUBE.

Curses.
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I have something very important to tell you.

I just watched the first seven episodes of Romeo x Juliet, a new show currently airing in Japan. I've been sort of quietly dreading it ever since I first heard it was in production, largely because I HATE the "Romeo and Juliet" story, as a whole, and was sure this would be tiresome in all the same ways. But yesterday I finally broke down and torrented all the decently-fansubbed episodes out so far.

I'm actually not even sure what to say about this show, as it's now nearly seven in the morning and I haven't even slept yet. Except that...well, it's seven in the morning and I haven't slept because I COULDN'T STOP MYSELF FROM WATCHING ALL THE EPISODES I HAD.

Juliet is a crossdressing princess in hiding, the last surviving member of her family, who's also a swashbuckling masked vigilante.

Romeo rides a flying horse and first meets Juliet when he rescues her in the midst of said vigilantism, to which he is not-so-secretly sympathetic.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE IS A CHARACTER WHO HIDES JULIET AND THE REMAINS OF HER ENTOURAGE IN HIS HOUSE, AND HITS ON CROSSDRESSING JULIET IN BETWEEN REHEARSALS.

VERONA IS A GODDAMN FLOATING ISLAND.

I JUST....

I AM REPEATEDLY ASTOUNDED BY THE LEVEL AND CONSISTENCY OF AWESOME INVOLVED IN THIS SHOW?!

The trailer is below, and if any of this sounds interesting to you the series can be downloaded from Anime Suki. (I HIGHLY recommend only watching the Shinsen Subs version, even if the other group is farther ahead. It's worh the wait.)

COPIOUS ICON MAKING MAY FOLLOW.

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Combining two of my most favorite things: awesome t-shirts and kick-ass animation.

(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rstevens for the link to the WIP verson!)

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