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Updated with two new lovely tumblr themes! I’m in a good mood for making tumblr themes. But really, after finishing one, I’m exhausted because usually when I make one, I just sit there and code for hours on end. Well, same with any sort of updates really. Tomorrow, I’m going with my grandmother to hot springs. I’m super excited, but that also means I won’t be updating even though I just have so much inspiration lately! I’m not sure why, but it feels great.

Anyhow, well, I watched a Japanese action/thriller movie yesterday titled Kaiji (based on manga/anime with the same name). It was very good. It reminded me a lot of Liar Game (manga/jdrama) because they both focused on strategy and mind games. The plot was really good, it’s a lot more segmented than I thought it would be (less anti-climatic than the sequel) but each game was very intriguing and unpredictable (in terms of process of solving the games).

The visuals were done well too, I’m guessing they had a formidable budget for this film, as it looks more quality than a lot of Japanese action movies. It’s not an artistic thriller, just a plan-old action… though don’t compare it to Hollywood ones, those tend to be a lot more flashy.

I really loved all the actors and actresses in Kaiji. I don’t know why, but Tatsuya Fujiwara really draws eyes to him when he acts, even though for some reason, he always makes the characters more pathetique than they’re supposed to be (such as in Battle Royale, where he plays Shuya). Like, I can’t stop watching him even though his character portrayals make them out to be lame (weaker characters?). I’m not quite sure how to explain it.

But oh goodness, the other actos and actresses’ performace was pretty much flawless. I love Yûki Amami (character was Rinko Endo) and Teruyuki Kagawa (character was Yukio Tonegawa), very powerful, credible acting. Definitely worth a watch if you enjoy Japanese action movies.

** STILL IN NEED OF FEEDBACK/SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO UPDATE

5 Comments »

  1. Comment by Mashie — May 15, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    Hi, girl! So I just posted in your chatbox but I just had to comment here too. ^_^

    I’ve never watched a jdrama – I’ve been really into kdramas lately – but you’re convincing me to check out “Kaii” and “Battle Royale” (I really want to read the book, too). Yay for hot springs! I hope you have a great time. And yay for inspiration! I currently am really inspired to do art and graphic design, too! It’s a wonderful feeling….Just that I’m too busy to follow it, at the moment. :/

    I’m gonna go check out your new tumblr themes, BUT FIRST, I wanted to say (regarding suggestions) I KNOW you have talent in drawing, and now that you’re probably gonna get a tablet, I would love to see some more resources from you (brushes, textures, etc)! 🙂 I’m sure you’ve thought of that already, but I wanted to say it anyway haha. Also your tutorials are always really awesome, well spoken, and helpful. And of course your tumblr themes make me gawk. And now I’m leaving before I make this comment exceed it’s limit haha

  2. Comment by Sunny — May 20, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Hi! Your new tumblr themes are lovely!!!! They always are! <3
    Ahh, my friend is obsessed with Liar Game! 😛 She really wants me to watch it as well hehe. What did you think of Liar Game? Was it good? I will recommend Kaiji to my friend too. I bet she'll like it 🙂

    By the way, I got a new website that I'm using as a photoblog. I would love to exchange links with you once more, so do you mind changing my link from feiing.blogspot.com to http://flyingox.com? Thank you so much! 😀

    How have you been?

  3. Comment by Kathy — May 21, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    Suggestions? More Tumblr themes! I sincerely adore them. They have this dark edge that attracts people. I love them!

    I rarely watch Japanese movies but Kaiji sounds interesting, even Battle Royale.

    I agree, Japanese action movies are found to be worth watching. (More worth watching than those flashy Hollywood icky B-movies. Bleh!)

    Hot springs…hmmm, seems fun! Hope they’re well as they sound like. 🙂

  4. Comment by Lori — May 22, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    Lovely updates! And I really like this website too. Its somehow my first time here O_O your coding is impeccable! I love just hovering over links XD

    I should start offering tumblr layouts, methinks. They seem to be a lot more useful than the standard Trinity of div/iframe/table… Hm…

  5. Comment by Jas — May 25, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    I would love a tutorial on how to make a basic tumblr theme if you’re up for it. It doesn’t have to be a spazzy one, just one where it explains how to position things, how tumblr code works etc.c..

    otherwise, do you have any link recommendations on how you learned to code? i’m trying to code my own but struggling 🙁

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