So, just for fun, I thought, let's see if anyone on lj is interested in handbags
. Turns out that entering "handbags" in the search function returns 333 hits. Since 333 is a umber of the devil (I think), I quickly added handbags to my own interests and saved the world. You can thank me later.
Then I found this post
, and OMG! it's HANDBAG PORN! The handbag is totally doing a striptease, and then, avert your eyes, kids, it exposes its inner most secret!
I could seriously feel myself getting a bit excited about this. Good thing I'm not a Louis Vuitton fan, who knows what might have happened otherwise.
In other porn, I finally watched the second of my Yami No Matseui
DVDs, which were entirely non-porny and very sweet. I decided to download some of the more porny anime, but I don't really get it. Yami is pretty, but I don't get the attraction. For me, the attraction lies in the art, not the story, and I can watch it just like I can watch art - for a limited amount of time. I found that I had no problem turning off any of the episodes I watched, something that usually doesn't happen when I watch a tv show. Maybe the story telling is a bit too slow for me. And some of the action scenes, which are basically stills which are somehow dranwn differently than the rest of the ep, reminded me of The Sentinel, the scene in every ep where Jim runs after someone for at least five minutes. You know, the ones that you watch once and then always fastforward?
Anyway, I'm fascinated with anime art, because it is so different from classical european animation movies. I think it has something to do with the japanese art of writing which is much more drawing or even painting than our art has ever been. Consequently, japanese art has always been much closer to writing, often containing actual words, than western european art. I feel as if there is a connection there somehow, as if anime and manga are somehow the logical succession of the more traditional japanese art. Take, for example, a look at Katsushika Hokusai's pictures like The Great Wave
and you'll find that some similarities to modern mangas, IMHO. And yet, as a means of storytelling, I just can't get into it. Just like when I was a child and didn't have enough patience to read Mickey Mouse comics, I get bored when I try to read manga. I have to look at the pictures, and that slows the story down for me. Something about reading and watching pictures at the same time doesn't agree with me.
I also watched Zetsuai, which hit quite a few of my kinks (pop star falls in love with nobody who doesn't want him and gets all protective). The copy I had was japanese with subtitles, and now I find myself wanting to learn japanese, simply because it is so different from any of the other languages I have learned so far. How can I understand japan if I have no idea how the language works? I can't start any courses now, but I've been planing to learn another language for a while, and I think it'll be either japanese or arabic.