So. I've been gone. Which you..probably haven't noticed, unless you were suddenly wondering..."why is there a lack of stupid Japanese entertainment on my friends list? Did someone get some taste?"
the answer? no. no taste here. matter of fact, i've gotten WORSE.
A while back, I shamefully (SHAMEFULLY! OMG!) admitted that I had read AND ENJOYED a manga*. and i sheepishly asked for recs for others, and then completely ignored the entire post where this happened.
hey, denial is strong with this one, ok?
and last week (LAST WEEK Y'ALL. KEEP THIS IN MIND), I realized my husband was about to jump ship to Nepal, and I was about to be in very close quarters with my parental units - the close quarters would make it almost impossible to actually watch anything drama related or stupid boyband related.
this left me with needing reading material for an entire week. seeing as i read fast, i needed something with a lot of material. seeing as im insane, i needed something with crack.
I ended up going with Skip Beat! Something anenko has been trying to subtly shove in my direction for a long long time - even going so far as to send me several episodes of the anime when she sent a whole bunch of dramas and assorted Asian crack.
So, a week later? I've read ALL CURRENT ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE CHAPTERS. Ive uploaded ICONS. I've watched AMVs, and am RIGHT THIS MOMENT ABOUT TO START WATCHING THE ANIME**.
I swallowed the series WHOLE. I barely stopped! Anytime the kid was napping, the instant I got him in bed at night, anytime I could feasibly walk by my computer and read a panel, I DID.
Kyoko is AWESOME. I love her wildly! She's insane and has DEMONS and dresses up like a CHICKEN and is completely lovable and crazy and wholehearted in everything she does! Her squabbles with Sho are fabulous, and she rescues herself when she's in trouble, and she has Ren, this amazingly hot guy wrapped around her little finger - TO THE POINT WHERE HE SHOWS HER HOW TO WALK LIKE A FEMALE MODEL.
She's an amazing actress (Natsu is my FAAAAVORTIE), Ren's manager is completely a shipper, and the president of the company is INSANE. also Kyoko's best friend is Moko-chan, who doesnt even want to BE her friend in the first place, but totally gets pulled into it, and both loves and wants to hide from Kyoko.
MOAR NOW. MIGHT RETURN SOMEDAY AFTER I WATCH ALL THE ANIME**.
*MANGA. Shoot me!