Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This month's favourite

If everything is too depressing, at least I still have good music.


The Jacques - Weekends

Oh, this is the style I like.  

https://soundcloud.com/the-jacques/weekends-3

CC - Bo Ningen                            

I like it just because it has Jehnny Beth.



Tim Wheeler - Vigil

Tim has aged so much, I always thought he's still the cute guy from Ash.  I like the song and the music video, never saw such melancholic firework. 

 

Friday, November 07, 2014

Forever 君はひとりじゃない


These words are for the people of my hometown who were battered by the evil.  The road is hard, but we soldier on.














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It's always sad to read the final chapter of your beloved manga, though it's a happy ending.

I feel ambivalent if Masashi Kishimoto will continue the story.  I don't want to turn Naruto into another Dragonball Z.  I want Naruto and Gaara just stay 16 forever.







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of course the hentai me feel so chuffed by looking the above picture, they finally look into each other's eyes with affection, Sasuke finally accept your love, Naruto!





Friday, September 19, 2014

May I say that it was just too Shakespearean

I am still intrigued by the whole Tokyo Ghoul and I must say that I like the bleak ending very much, though people tend to think that it was incomplete (and from the commercial point of view, I think the author will definitely continue the story).

From the beginning, it already foretold that it was a tragedy but later when Kaneki grew strong, we all had a false hope that things would be changed, Kaneki would protect the weak, beat the evil and together with Kōtarō Amon, the young official of CCG (Commissioner of Counter Ghoul), human beings and ghouls may someday find a way to mutually exist in the world. But the world was simply wrong (that's the central theme of the story!!).  We conflict with each other for existence, no matter it was between ghoul and human, between ghouls or even just between human.  How we crave for existence and how miserable in such craving ("I must eat, to eat is to plunder, to protect, to lose, to make mistake").

I love the way it presents the story, which does not draw everything out, not depict the plot explicitly.   The work is quiet poetic - the constant counting of numbers (not just to remain awareness of the pain of existence, but also means the counting of the minutes/seconds of your life), the encounter of the good and the bad Kaneki (the realization of the futility of all your hard struggles) and the final vision of the smile of clown.

Oh yes, clowns.  The mocking of clowns.  I don't understand why the readers turned hating Uta at the end.  He may be unscrupulous but the tragedy of Kaneki is to a very large extend due to his own personality.  The extreme Type 2 Enneagram - to validate his own worth by the extreme self-sacrifice, just like what Toka said, it is a passive manipulation to others.  The unsympathetic words of Uta remind me of Macbeth's famous words:
"And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.
Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

Uta the unscrupulous/cool prankster (was he?Actually Kaneki would do what he did no matter what)




Love will indeed tear us apart, to eat your best friend.



To love is to put yourself into a vulnerable position, the collapse of Tsukiyama.




Counting of the final moment, delirious yet sober.




The mocking clown.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Fragility of Openness

可能只有死忠粉絲才會繼續在意吟遊詩人的自溺夢囈,詩歌形式亦方便粉 絲們解構(誤讀)。Albion航道似乎並不明媚,詩人呈現的陰暗面, 近乎懺悔告解 (是真實的Confession of a Child of the Century), 很多很多的自殘、毒品、性愛旅程, what a life on Mars! 不長老的頑童繼續逃避俗務, 在新知舊雨新歡舊愛間捉迷藏,所有的人和事,如詩人所述說般, 只是其生命的一小段歌,不作停留不被捕獲,浪蕩者只會繼續追尋其Shangri-la / acardy。

正要為詩人過著火星人般的例牌 sex ? and rock n' roll 的 rockstar lifestyle 感到納悶時,最後部份的訪問喜見澄澈的Peter, 仍舊是我喜歡的靈魂。 


Monday, June 16, 2014

That killer sulky baby

First, the face (and essentially, the blush).


















Then, the isayama hairdo.


and yes, that is the "cold face, warm heart" heichou I love so much.


come walk with me sulky levi.




Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Persistence of Memory

"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."