Tags: loud squee noises

crazy

The "crazy" in this case is short for "awesome"

They.... made a set of "Hakuouki" little omiyage where they have transposed the Bakumatsu-era cast to present-day high school.

*blink*

*blink*

It is, naturally, both ridiculous and completely awesome.

Chizuru, of course, is the only girl in the school. Because of reasons.

Student Body President Kazama: This week, we need to get ready for the Spring Dance!
Everybody: EIIIAAA? Since when?
Kazama: Well, I just made it up.
Shiranui: But... we can't have a dance! I don't want to dance with boys!
Kazama: I have no intention of dancing with a boy.
Chizuru: EIIIA?

Hijikata is the discipline-obsessed... hall monitor, or something, I think?

Hijikata: NO RUNNING IN THE HALLWAY!
Harada: Sorry; bit late!
Hijikata: Kondou-san PLEASE DO NOT PRACTICE KENDO OUT IN THE HALL!
Kondou: Oh... sorry... feeling a bit out of shape!
Hijikata: HARADA-SENSEI DO NOT STAND OUT IN THE HALLWAY PLACING BETS ON THE HORSE RACES!
Harada: *looks slightly sheepish*
Hijikata: *mutters and puts up list of prohibitions* WHY IS IT ALWAYS THE TEACHERS?
Saitou: *adds "No yelling in the hallway" to the list. Hijikata-san, the students have been complaining...

Also, every time Hijikata looks flummoxed, Okita turns up and snaps a picture with his cellphone. Because of course he does.

(So, to recount: they have taken a Bakumatsu-era show which focuses a lot on both the conflict and demons and romantic rivalry, and have put that-- except for possibly the demons-- into present-day high school. Because this show is apparently determined to take all of my narrative/fiction buttons and jump up and down on them. Or the universe is trying to tell me to get back to the high school demons already...)
greeting, worm

"Your second mistake was that you forgot who you have to kneel to"

Ok, guys? Seriously, if you are not watching "Grimm," you need to get yourselves over to Hulu or your source of choice and check it out. It is almost entirely fantastic*, with moments of sheer bloody awesome (sometimes the "bloody" is more literal than other times), including a scene last night that resulted in massive squee-noises, hyperventilating, and repeated viewings just because it was THAT COOL.

The premise is that Our Hero (a detective in the lovely and lushily-filmed city of Portland, wow) finds out that he is actually a "Grimm"-- that is, a person who has the ability to see various (often hostile) supernatural creatures in their true form-- which means that he has a responsibility to stop them if necessary (why, yes, some of the folks working on this show DID work on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"; why do you ask?). It does really fun things with "traditional" fairy-tale ideas and folklore, but isn't slavishly dependent on it. The world-building, so far, is doing nicely complicated things (or at least setting them up), with longer-running story arcs mixed with monster-of-the-week cases.


*The Girlfriend character is sometimes a bit annoying, mostly because she isn't getting very much character development-- OTOH, the show is focusing on cop work and detective cases, and she is a vet, so there hasn't been a lot of space for her to get directly involved. However, I reserve the right to be extremely annoyed if she keeps being such a cipher/standard "I don't even know you anymore since you started getting so annoyingly dedicated to your job! *flounce*" characters. I have hopes, however, that whatever direction she goes in, it will be more interesting than that. Also? Everybody else? EXCEEDINGLY COOL.
greeting, worm

"Oh, it's real. Very. Very. Real"

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


Joss Whedon is really for real adapting "Much Ado About Nothing"!!!

(I am SO psyched for this!*)


*Slightly higher level of psyched might exist if N. Fillion was playing Benedick, but, I love the fact that he's playing another character (Dogsbody! Awesome!), and not sticking to "snarky romantic lead" type, you know?