Will contain anything that catches my fancy, which includes yaoi (aka boys' love). Strong language may be used at various occassions.
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Yoshitaka Amano - a God

Actually, this is a post I had wanted to write for a long time, but I guess never got round to it...

My first experience of Yoshitaka Amano's work was through my all-time favourite comic, The Sandman. Amano-sensei had collaborated with Neil Gaiman and the result was a beautiful story with stunning artwork, "The Dreamhunters". And that was it - love at first sight.

His art always seems to me at once very simple - few doodling lines making up faces - and very elaborate - the attention to the details on ornaments, fruit, flowers is amazing. A friend once commented Amano-sensei's work reminded her of Klimt for its vicious colours - I can see what she meant. For me, it's simply a brilliant "marriage" of both Western and Eastern art.

After all the philosophising, let the pictures speak for themselves...

The Dreamer

Vampire Hunter D

Elric the Vanishing Tower

Flowers and Snakes

Aloft fruit of Paradise

Beast one that reveres Darkness

And the man himself

image from photobucket

Many thanks to elevenland.com for the images.

And, fuck. I only got the first volume of Hero and the second has been out of print for ages... *mutters curses*

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Reasons, reasons, reasons...

So, why did I start this blog?... Actually, my pet dared me... My pet is starting a blog of her own and went all "You try it, see how you like it". So, I did - not good at passing up a challenge, me.

A few things you should know about me are:

1) I am quite moody, so the posts will change accordingly. If I'm pleased and content, expect sakura blossoms

image from photobucket

and links to Led Zeppelin. If I'm in a dark mood, it's storms and prog for you.

2) I am into shounen-ai and yaoi. In English, that's boy's love. Men. Shagging each other. Got it? A few posts will be about that, I suppose. Not your thing? Read a different blog. You have been warned a lot of times, so...

Art from "Finder" series by Ayano Yamane

3) I am a total fan of anything Japanese. From swords and tea-ceremony to manga and anime.

4) I am a whore for printed word. Books. More books. And comics. And manga. Gimme gimme gimme!

5) I like vampires, death and destruction, blood and gore, violence and...impossible love stories?! That means I am weird. Yes. Very weird.

6) My favourite dish is peppers stuffed with rice and raisins and cooked in the oven. I am a decent cook - I have to, I live alone.

7) My favourite sugary...thing is chocolate.

image from photobucket

8) My deadly sin is pride.

9) I am not a native English speaker, so forgive any mistakes, please. *bows*

10)The blog's title comes from "X" the manga by the very talented CLAMP.

There are so many more things to tell, but I gotta sleep, work early tomorrow, so... I'm sure you'll find everything you need to know along the way. Thanks for reading this far, see you next time!