Archive | December, 2009

“A Millionaire’s First Love” review

30 Dec

Drama: A Millionaire’s First Love
Genre: Romance
Episodes: None; it’s a movie
Synopsis: Kang Jae-kyung is your typical spoiled rich kid: he’s arrogant, drives sporty cars, and doesn’t get tied down by anything.  As his 18th birthday approaches, he’s set to inherit his grandfather’s fortune, but that comes with a price.  He will have to transfer to a new school in the country side and graduate.  Until then, all access to his penthouse, cottage, and credit cards is denied.
Shortly after having a hard time adjusting to the country life, he meets Choi Eun-whan.  They don’t hit it off automatically, but time shows that they are naturally drawn to each other.  When Kang Jae-kyung discovers something huge about Choi Eun-whan, it changes him completely.
Opinion: 3 out of 5 stars

Review (may contain some spoilers) : I’ve watched a couple dramas in the past that centered around a girl who’s sick and an arrogant boy who falls in love with her, and this movie definitely doesn’t deviate from the cliche storyline.  While the acting wasn’t all that bad, I found myself staring at my computer in a confused state more than once.  The plot moves way too fast for my liking and certain things didn’t make sense.  When reading the summary of this movie, I was excited to see it, and although the ending was an almost-tear-jerker for me, I wished that this standard sick-girl-drama would give something more.  However, I recommend this drama for anyone who loves a good romance story, loves going “awwwww,” and possibly wipe away a few trickling tears.  I do not recommend this movie if you don’t like chick flicks.

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“Kuroshitsuji” review

29 Dec

Anime series: “Kuroshitsuji,” or “Black Butler.”
Genre: A bit of mystery, comedy, action all in one
Episodes: 24 (completed)
Synopsis: In a manor house on the outskirts of Victorian London, butler Sebastian Michaelis serves Ciel Phantomhive, the 12-year-old head of an English noble family.  He carries out any task required by his master with ease & perfection, because of his secret demonic lineage and Faustian contract with his master.
Opinion: 4 out of 5 stars

My personal review of the series (may contain a bit of a spoiler, but I won’t give the ending away) :  I really liked this series visually.  Since the setting is during the Victorian era, Ciel Phantomhive can be usually seen adorned in that gothic lolita outfit that I grew to love over the years of me being an Otaku.  The artwork of the series is great, and the scenic desigsn don’t disappoint.
I figured that the plot and the characters were sort of standard.  Ciel Phantomhive is being served by a demon butler, so naturally whatever Ciel wants, Ciel gets.  There are a few surprising twists that I wasn’t expecting, but the comedic relief characters tended to get old and sort of irritating to me (although they do have their own secrets!)  I recommend the series if you want to see a sort of darker anime series, but aren’t a huge fan of dark anime series.  I don’t recommend this series if you love lighter animes, want to laugh a lot, or need some super-gory scenes to make you happy.  This anime series keeps a good balance between edgy dark and light-heartedness.  If you don’t know where to stream the anime, leave a comment and I’ll post a good website.

Elementary, my dear Watson

26 Dec

This picture is of the moon, believe it or not.

WARNING! SPOILER ALERT FOR THE MOVIE SHERLOCK HOLMES. READ ON AT YOUR OWN RISK.

I was really excited to see the movie “Sherlock Holmes.”  I knew it that it wasn’t going to take any of the stories, but rather have a fanfiction movie, if you will.  Maybe it’s the Otaku Gal in me, but I could draw a lot of parallels with it and the anime “Full Metal Alchemist.”  Even though “Sherlock Holmes” could just be the realistic version of “Full Metal Alchemist,” I couldn’t help but notice the similiarities…*shrugs*.  Lord Blackwood fills the position of the Fuhrer: he comes back from the dead (Fuhrer is a Homunculus), performs black magic (alchemy), and infiltrates Parliament (military).  In the scene where Sherlock Holmes discovers that Lord Blackwood is targeting specific areas in the city so that a pentagram is drawn over the city and he could perform his black magic, it’s similiar to Edward Elric discovering that the pentagram-like alchemy symbol is being drawn over the entire city to destroy it.

All in all, I thought “Sherlock Holmes” was an excellent movie.  I highly recommend it, even if you haven’t read any of the books.  The acting was great, and the scenic design didn’t disappoint.  With that being said, happy holidays!

A New Beginning

23 Dec

Today I broke up with my boyfriend.  Strange thing is, we’re both still very much in love with each other.  Why the break up?  Because I became too dependent.  I want to be free like a butterfly, and just as beautiful as one so that I deserve to have a great guy like my boyfriend.  We’ve been dating for four years, and today was our anniversary.  I’m giving myself a year to regain my sanity and see if I still love him.  If I do, should I go back to him?  If he finds happiness without me, then I’ll be happy that there’s another girl out there that is better for him.  If he doesn’t, maybe I will come back to him.  Maybe not.  This will be the hardest year for us…a year apart…and maybe forever.

This picture was taken at the Natural History Museum in D.C.  They have a butterfly garden, and this monarch was so pretty.

Sorry that this post is life drama.  I just needed to write a bit about it.  Have a happy holidays.

Happy Winter Solstice!

21 Dec

The most beautiful things in the world always get trampled by mankind…

It’s Winter Solstice!  And what better way to welcome the holiday with nothing other but snow?  We got buried today in a ton of snow.  Approximately 26 inches last I heard.  “It’s a December record around here!” the headline news point out excitedly.  When I woke up early Saturday morning, I was in awe of  the crystallized wonder that had accumulated outside.  In a couple of hours, however, mankind with their menacing and merciliess shovels and powered snow plows hastily shoved the snow into a huge pile up on the sides of the road.  The blanket of snow was no more.  Now it towered over as melting mountains, holding out to the best of its ability as salt is thrown on them and the sun keeps a close eye.  I was planning to take this shot earlier in the day, where the snow was smooth and the bench was sitting there, being buried in the snow.  But when I finally got outside about an hour later, my neighbor’s kids have made their mark as they used the bench as a safe zone for their snowball fight.  So much for priceless wonder.

Anyway!  So much for an introduction 😀  Hi, I’m Lucy, just your ordinary Otaku gal.  I’m currently a student at College Park and am currently on the path of becoming a nurse anesthetist.  I’ve always been meaning to make a blog, but I never really had a particular topic in mind, because I love many things.  I love reading, writing, gaming, cooking, and taking horrible pictures.  Like everyone else in the world, I would love to be nothing other than perfect, but I know that’s quite an impossible acheivement.  So what’s my blog going to be about?  I decided it’s going to be about life.  Not always my life, but life in general.  I will most likely be talking about the newest anime series I became addicted to, or my cooking project gone wrong.  And if you’ve survived my ramblings so far, congradulations!  Hopefully we’ll get along.

~Lucy