Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself My Name Is-

Hey boys and girls,

This Is my introduction post from my other blog :3 to add to it I’d like to see some of the things I like and love are Kpop, Kdramas, Jpop, Jdramas, Asian men, Asian women, you’re getting the jist of it. I’ll be posting in both blogs about these things (and even more stuff on my other blog) so hop on over there and follow me bitches 😛

See you on the next post,

Gigi

Gigi

Hello Boys and Girls,

My name is Gigi and I like a lot of things

Before I typed this, I was distraught. I couldn’t find a free theme I liked, and when I did find  a theme I liked it turned to shit as soon as I started to customize it. I finally found one that I liked and didn’t destroy in customization, I tried to type up an introduction. What do I say , how do I say it all, how can  I make this clever, can I possibly become a comedian over the next few key strokes? I finished, I smiled, I clicked publish and watched my masterpiece as my page open up-

and it was shit. My theme sucked, my intro sucked, and my possible comedian future was crushed before I could find an open mic night to embarrass myself at.

So here I am starting over…

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Soap Report: “The Veronica Mars Movie”

This basically encapsulates ALL my feelings about the The Veronica Mars Movie.

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So, here’s the thing: I was going to at least try to pretend I could be objective about this movie. But it turns out that when you’ve loved something going on ten years, and spent most of those years thinking you’d never see it again… seeing it again is really pretty amazeballs. Like, I’ve basically been floating through the past week and half on a cloud of emotions and unicorns hearts.

And objectivity is overrated, anyway. LET THE SUPER SQUEE DEBRIEF BEGIN.

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On a scale of one to SO SATISFIED, OMG how good was this movie for you? It is literally impossible for me to imagine being more satisfied. (Well, maybe if the movie was twice as long? And if they’d done an NC-17 version of the love scene? I guess I could imagine being slightly more satisfied then.)

Suffice to say: it was super good for me on a…

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Super Junior M- Swing

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One of my first kpop (well technically it’s c-pop) groups recently released a MV and until it came out, I didn’t realise how much I missed them. SJ-M, Super Junior and SS501 (I have a deep and abiding love for Kim Hyun Joong due to Boys Over Flowers, judge me I don’t care) were my entrance to the kpop fandom. Well of course I knew RAAAAAAAAIIIIIIN!?!?!?! but that was because of Stephen Colbert’s “rivalry” with him. I remember watching Suju in Sorry Sorry and thinking that I was never ever going to remember everyone’s names, how so very naive of me.

Anyway, the Swing MV is fun to watch and the boys look sooo fine, minus that thing on Siwon’s face (WTF EVEN!?!). I’m holding firm to my belief that he pissed off a coordi-noona. I love SJ-M in suits, it’s one of my favourite things. Moreover, the dance at desks part is really cool and Kyuhyun looks so hot.

My personal favourite SJ-M MV will forever be Super Girl though because every thing in that video is on point. The styling, the choreography, the music etc. It was also my first so yay nostalgia? I really do think it holds up though, furthermore the boys look fine as fuck in it (I AM NEVER GETTING OVER SIWON’S FACE OKI).

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Fandom the First (or The One that I Remember)

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Dil To Pagal Hai is the first filmi I ever saw in the cinema. It may not be the first one that I watched- one of my local television stations used to air Bollywood movies every Sunday, so Hindi language movies (with English subtitles of course) was the norm in my house. It’s absolutely the reason for Bollywood cinema being my first ever fandom though.

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Let me set the stage: A young 8 year old girl and her brother are taken to the cinema by her parent. She’s not sure what they are there to see that day but it’s the movie theatre so she’s excited. The curtains open and the movie starts with this which basically blows her mind. The music, the clothes, the choreography, the SRK… Honestly, it was love at first sight. Then she sees the movie’s heroine, Madhuri Dixit, and that’s when she falls irrevocably in fangirl love  

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I adore Shah Rukh Khan, I really do. It’s just a state of being that everyone I know who watched his work in ’90s and onwards exist in. I’ve seen many of his movies multiple times, enough so to be able to recite the dialogue from at least one verbatim. Madhuri is a bit different for me, I wanted to be just like her. I wanted to dress, look and most definitely be able to dance like Mads. When she retired from acting for years, I was legitimately upset by it. The SRK-Madhuri jodi in DTPH remains one of my favourite ever in part because it was just so magical for me when I saw this filmi on the big screen.

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I actually credit filmis in general for several things, the major one being my ability to read quickly. It’s also why non-English language entertainment (anime, asian dramas, telenovelas etc.) have always felt accessible to me as long as subtitles were available. The only Hindi I understand or speak to this day are the words which have made frequent appearances in movies or songs.

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Even though, I’m no way near the filmi fangirl I was in primary and early secondary school, Bollywood will always have a special place in my heart. After all it is my first and most familiar love.

Parties! Parapets! Paternity secrets galore!

Despair in the Afternoon

Because good soap tends to make me lose all sense of propriety, I feel like I should apologize to anyone in a five mile radius of my house yesterday. They’re probably wondering who Lulu is and why she should just OPEN THE DAMN LETTER, ALREADY.

(As the shriek I let out when Brad went over the edge was no doubt supersonic, I’m sure they couldn’t decipher enough of the details to wonder if they should be calling the cops on his behalf. But still, neighbors: I’m very sorry.)

Nik's happy family

I have to hand it to Nikolas: sure, every single engagement party he’s ever had at Wyndemere has ended in tragedy and murder. And sure, even the ghost/hallucination of his last fiance (who was murdered at his last engagement party) was all “hey, maybe just quietly elope this time?” But does Nikolas let any of that stop him from giving it the old college…

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Fandom and Me

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Once upon a time there was a little girl who  was way too precocious for her own good. This little girl really loved reading and lived in her head much of the time. She was never quite comfortable with the people she knew in primary school, since there was just the slightest thing off about her in comparison with the other children. This isn’t to say that she was an unpopular recluse with no friends, far from it in fact. The little girl knew she was different and the other girls knew it too. She was quite accustomed to her friends telling her that she was weird and at some point early on embraced it. Luckily, she did have a sibling with some similar interests so she never felt completely alone but he would never completely understand how she felt about certain things.

She finally found girls similar to her in secondary school. The now teenage girl found friends who were into things like: books, anime, manga, soap operas, cartoons, sports, dramas, movies, music etc. Hell she even made one friend in particular who. like her, was interested in all of these things. Now it doesn’t seem strange that she would find people who were fans of these things; but her friend were not merely fans. They were fangirls. They cared about the objects of their interest passionately and remembered minute details that escaped the attention of the casual observer. To this day, these girls remain her closest friends because their fannish tendencies bonded them irrevocably (well that and going to an all female school).

Later on, she made new friends both online and off; because of, rather than in spite of, her fangirl proclivities. This girl’s story is most likely not unique but it hers. Moreover as a consequence of her experiences, fandom is such a personal and important part of her life.