acchikocchi: (spirited away // futatabi)
Apparently this is Posting Week.

I have a folder full of gig reports and travel write-ups and photo posts at anything from 10% - 98% complete... :| Most of this was written a couple months ago, after watching three previously unseen Ghibli films in one weekend. (Looking back I never seem to post about films here. Huh.) No real spoilers.

Umi ga kikoeru (Ocean Waves) )

Mimi wo sumaseba (Whispers of the Heart) )

Omohide poro poro (Only Yesterday) )


Oct. 6th, 2009 11:09 pm
acchikocchi: (stock // 日本)
Reading up on female writers of the Meiji and Taisho periods was not where I expected to run into the term "doujinshi". But it's short for "doujin zasshi" (for non-Japanese speakers, "group magazine", roughly) and originally the doujin in question were literary societies/salons/circles. They sprung up during the Meiji period, organized around either a particular school of thought or later a particular literary figure (e.g. Natsume Soseki), and belonging to one of these circles seems to have been an obligatory step in establishing a literary career. Anyway, each circle published in effect zines of their members' works, thus doujin zasshi. Thus CLAMP. XD

(Cursory internet research indicates manga doujin first appeared in the '50s or so.)
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Kame no Ongaeshi, 05/02 )

Spitz )

Hata Motohiro )



Hirai Ken )

Shiina Ringo )

Finale: Spitz + assorted others )

...and that's just the first night. To come: Chara, Suga Shikao, Ayaka, Do As Infinity, plus song samples for both nights' performers.
acchikocchi: (spirited away // futatabi)

See you in a couple weeks.
acchikocchi: (spirited away // mura)
There's so much I've been meaning to post about, argh, and I just can't seem to find the time or energy. A fraction of that is that:

1. This year's round of [ profile] jentfic_remix is open for sign-ups, and if you were one of the people who were dissatisfied with the original system of match-ups last year, this year the moderator has said she'll be checking everyone's fic journals to see what there is to work with plus there's the option to state preferences in the sign-up form. Am I going to sign up? Oh, probably. (Cue disbelieving laughter from everyone on the flist at this time last year.) Besides being what you might call a glutton for punishment, it's a surefire way to make sure I actually write something, and challenge fic generally turns out better than my average. XD;

2. So, um, I triumphed over the spring fare sales and seem to be going to Japan for two weeks next month. Aha. :D The plan is to head up into the central mountains, specifically around Takayama, where forecasts tell me there will still be cherry blossoms (I have never seen a cherry blossom in my life) and then down to Kansai, to see [ profile] gnine and [ profile] xparrot in Kyoto and do some hiking. :) (And then spend a couple days in Tokyo at the end not for any particular reason nothing to do with that concert nope not me. >_>) So if anyone wants to meet up and lounge around the Shima Hanto peninsula or hike one of the Kumano Kodo trails or, well, anything else, let me know. :)

3. Keep meaning to post about Vienna Teng's new album, keep changing my mind on what I think. A couple tracks in the meantime:

Antebellum (edit: link fixed)
St. Stephen's Cross

4. I understand that most of my flist does not quite appreciate that hockey is in fact the most perfect sport ever created and that Cornell hockey in particular is the pinnacle of it all but -- coming back with twenty-four seconds left in regulation to tie the conference semifinal and drive it into double overtime with the ultimate win yessssssssss yes yes yes regardless of what happens tomorrow we are going to the NCAAs. It has been TOO LONG. Happy. So happy.

5. BSG finale: ....................*whimper*


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