Morigawa Akumi
14 April 2011 @ 12:20 pm
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1. I think most of us know of your love for Sailor Moon by now, my question is what first drew you to the series?
2. Over time, my favorite senshi has changed several times. Has Mercury always been your favorite?
3. Music is universal, could you name three (or so) songs that you wish more people knew about?
4. Are there any fandoms you wish were more popular?
5. A shooting star is willing to grant you one wish, what do you wish for?
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Current Location: Jeonju, S. Korea
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: processionals for semana santa
Morigawa Akumi
27 November 2010 @ 05:11 am
I won. I feel good about that; I've proven I can still discipline myself and work to deadlines.
Current Location: Jeonju, S. Korea
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Morigawa Akumi
31 October 2010 @ 09:29 am
(because it's already 9:30am on Halloween for me)

Growing up, I had a purple bedroom that would be the envy of any frilly little girl. It was lovely. It included a pretty canopied bed that I probably begged Mom and Dad for, and a whole array of decorative pillows, some of which I still miss. They even included a couple with tiny pockets to use for the tooth fairy.

Imagine my surprise when I woke up one morning to find, hanging from my beautiful canopied bed, an enormous spider, the sort that makes you think of tarantulas and possibly the movie Arachnophobia if it had come out yet.

Now, I am not the sort to be bothered by bugs unless they startle me. In fact, my pastimes back then included watching and playing with the ants in our patio, which was bricks held in place by sand and had innumerable colonies as a result, and taking care of a spider I named 'Charlotte', because I was not the most original of little girls. However, this thing was huge (I cannot emphasize that enough) and it was most emphatically not Charlotte.

I crept slowly back towards my dresser, never taking my eyes off the offending arachnid. I reached behind myself for a kleenex, my sole weapon in this sudden war. I hurried forward to squash the intruder (for which I would probably now be sorry)...

It was one of those blasted plastic spider rings tied there by fishing line. Some day, I will kill my brother.
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Morigawa Akumi
14 October 2010 @ 12:13 pm
Third prize in the wool/sheep lead show.

Also pictures 5, 7, and 11 here.
Morigawa Akumi
11 October 2010 @ 07:48 am
Ami's resentments go deep. I knew Ami was jealous over Naru's friendship with Usagi, and even confessed partly wanting Naru hurt, but I always thought she was being too hard on herself. This time, I realized she really does almost look secretly disappointed when Usagi says Naru wasn't hurt. I guess the thought really did cross her mind for a second there, before her worries and confessions to Rei later. Rei seems to notice something in Ami's expression when they see Naru kidnapped, too, and Rei is usually the perceptive one about what the others are feeling.

I also realized something about Usagi's big speech to Dark Mercury. Mercury very obviously listens to the entire speech, takes it in, and is certainly affected by it enough to drop not only the fight but being so confrontational. I noticed this time that when she cuts the mittens... is right after it all concludes at asking her to come back to Crown. That is, she's probably angry that it all (seems to have) boiled down to Usagi acting kind and friendly just to get her to do senshi things and fight for her again.

[x-posted to pgsm]
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Morigawa Akumi
07 October 2010 @ 10:45 am
So papirini and I decided to cast...the PGSM girls as Henry VIII's wives, with Kunzite as Henry of course.

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Current Mood: amusedamused
Morigawa Akumi
07 October 2010 @ 10:26 am
So I'm doing a massive review of the various Sailor Moon versions. PGSM is up first! As I go, I'm taking notes for myself on the various histories, personalities, and powers of the main characters and I'll be posting about things that catch my attention.

How far does senshi power go?Collapse )
I kind of want to throw out anything in Act 2 from BerylCollapse )
I knew Ami was wrong in a lot of her assumptions about people's motives, but...Collapse )
[x-posted to pgsm]
Current Location: Jeonju, S. Korea
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Morigawa Akumi
22 September 2010 @ 05:58 am
Most of this trip was traveling: a few hours on a bus, a few more on a ferry, a few more days then repeat the process. At least we got to Pohang without any trouble. We had dinner and found a hotel for the night.

Ulleung-do turned out to be the proverbial fifteen miles, uphill both ways- to go anywhere. By the first evening, I was exhausted. By the second, I was wondering whether this was really a vacation or a novel method of torture. It might have been a good idea to take up intensive training before the trip; I am admittedly out of shape.

We made it to Dok-do (after another ferry ride) in nice weather, but it had been rainy which made everything a bit slippery. The result was that we couldn't actually climb most of the island and only saw a little bit. Dok-do was actually the focus of our trip, a tiny island that is disputed territory between Japan and Korea, held by Korea. The Korean museum we visited the day before was very blunt and clear in assuring us it belongs there. So were even the signs at the bus stop.

I've never liked that sort of propoganda, whichever side it supports, but I was more than a little disheartened to see a group of tourists stick a small American flag between some of the rocks on the island. If it was done in ignorance, it wasn't as funny as they thought. If it was done intentionally, it says a lot about the American reputation abroad.

Today, a storm warning meant the ferry (again) was likely to be cancelled tomorrow, so we shifted around our plans to come back early, and here we are, cooling down the apartment now that we're finally back.
Morigawa Akumi
- "Perhaps evolution is the process of growing tastier."

There are innumerable Kims in Korea. When one finds himself bizarrely stranded on an island in plain sight of the city of Seoul after a suicide attempt, another observes his struggle to survive there from the bedroom she's refused to leave for three years. They find a novel way to communicate with each other, bringing both of them something they haven't seen in just as long: hope.

What starts as a simple comedy of bad luck ends up as a surprisingly profound statement about the near-impossibility of forming the deep bonds we wish for in the often-overwhelming and sometimes frightening modern world (while promising us we still can). It gives a face to the faceless and reassures us that the human spirit can rise above even itself and find new beginnings in endings.

Stupendous acting carries a script very sparse in dialogue while never putting itself in danger of losing the viewer's interest. It is as compelling as Tom Hanks' performance in "Castaway" while remaining fresh in itself. More thought-provoking than its categorization as a comedy suggests, it nonetheless avoids becoming dark and remains a worthwhile, uplifting film.

Note: I was unable to find a subtitled version streamed online.
Morigawa Akumi
I've renamed my journal, and as part of a new start, I chose the options to completely clear out the friends lists. Nothing fancy, just let me know if you want to be re-added, and please re-add me in turn. The old username will still redirect here.

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Current Location: Jeonju, S. Korea
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