Oh dear God, I never thought I’d go there but after I’d seen this bloody wonderful tidbit, I couldn’t help myself. This post will be a rant n’ review. First the rant:
Nuttymadam3575, how’s the diet going? I saw those high-caloric biscuits you were stuffing your bloated face with when you reviewed New Moan… after five screenings. And darling, bleaching your hair and getting some make-up tips won’t make you look 250 pounds thinner. Oh yeah, nice magenta muumuu (however the cranberry Margarita looked pretty good)!
Like the nice dose of bullying I just gave you? Just like you give everybody else who shares their opinion on how much Twifuck sucks! I’m glad there are people like NaliniMarcasite, laurariddle292, and YomikitsuneO who can completely fuck you up and tear you down in civilized ways. The one to talk about being bullied over her fat ass! You’re not the only one Nutty (an appropriate screen name for you Emma Clark) who’s gotten hassled in school! So was I for my weight, the fact that I was smart, and had a Hispanic dad. But you know something, I’d rather throw myself off the goddamn Brooklyn Bridge before I’d do that to someone else! The worst kind of bully is the one who’d been bullied- as in YOU! And you know why it’s that bad? Because you didn’t learn a goddamn thing from it!
I’m going to let you in on something, when I was in high school (that’s secondary for all you across the pond) I stood out. I was voted as the drama queen when I graduated (not easy having a mentally ill dad). While everyone was sucking the dicks of the Spice Turds and Whackstreet Boys, I fangirled Bryan Adams, The Beatles, and Kiss, amongst others. I am rock snob (see previous post). You know why I fangirled like a maniac? Because I’m fat. Not as fat as you, mind you. And not as fat as I used to be. I look and feel a lot better. And I don’t need to fangirl like that any more. Know why? I have a life with friends, and we like hanging out and interacting. When you’re fat as you are, that’s impossible. So what do you do? You immerse yourself in fantasy and use it as your main defense mechanism. For you it’s Twifuck, literary abominations. But I can see why you’d like Eddiekins. You don’t understand that he’s an abusive control freak- you don’t have the experience. And it’s tragic that bints like you will be the first on a bastard’s hitlist because of your weight. With that said, I wish you luck in your weight loss endeavors, and pray to the universe you don’t lose your hog feet to diabetes type II.
And now the review:
I’ve just finished Goong (The Royal Place) vol. 8 so I’m officially up to date. Park so-hee has definitely carved her niche in the Korean invasion, unfortunately I find problems and wins with the series. The story is compelling (I saw Princess Hours, the live action of this series as well), but I found not a single character sympathetic. Now having loved all things Asian for the last 11 years, I know that Asian psychology is rooted in Confucianism. Etiquette, protocol, discipline, introversion, and isolation really compartmentalizes everything in the East. If our Crown Princess Chae-Gyeong has shown any maturation, it’s because the royal family thinks of her as a novelty. My suspicions are that the Queen Mother (perverted Old Lady) once was like this- this is a trick often used in anime/manga/manwha. Crown Prince Shin is a sadist, calling Chae-Gyeong stupid one minute and refusing to let her out of his sight the next.
What are redeemable about these two? Nothing, as far as I could tell. Unlike Hana Yori Dango, where the broken-spirited bully Doumyouji attacked Tsukushi because she was tough (and like his Onee-san Tsubaki), Tsukushi wouldn’t stand for his reticence. If she wanted an answer from him, she got it- in the most psychotic way- but they were able to build upon that. And now in HYD: Jewelry Box they’ve gotten engaged.
Now I might be too hasty, after all there’s 18 volumes. But I really don’t expect much having gotten halfway through. Nevertheless I’m sticking with it; the art is gorgeous, I enjoy the Korean cultural lessons, and the tongue-in-cheek humor is cute. Oh yeah the manwha of Twifuck will be out in a few weeks, and I’m going to check it out- can’t tithe enough can you SMeyer, you whore? The art looks okay at least (Yen Press is a subsidiary of Little, Brown, and Co.).