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by yukari koizumi
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 74989

Re: Haruki Murakami

http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/1q84-haruki-murakamis-new-novel-sells-out-it-arrives any of you guys hear about norwegian being made into a movie? also I am reading The Elephant Vanishes; I like it so far, but some of the shorts are not typically good but almost all of them are cept maybe like 2.
by yukari koizumi
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 74989

Re: Haruki Murakami

This is the first I have ever heard that Haibane Renmei was inspired by Hardboiled, and I googled and they also say Wind up too... having already read both those books and already watched Haibane... reflecting on that ... i really can see his inspiration now. its nice to learn something new like thi...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Elliott Smith
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Re: Elliott Smith

not all elliot smith tracks are depressing.....
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Asexuality
Replies: 330
Views: 63608

Re: Asexuality

Postby Jauss on Thu May 24, 2007 9:27 am UTC One of my housemates identified as asexual and I believe they still do. (Oh the fun of "they" as a singular prounoun!) They used to date and have sexual relations with boys, girls, and others, but then stopped a couple years ago. They appear to...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: the most depressing song: help me find it!
Replies: 220
Views: 15621

Re: the most depressing song: help me find it!

I lurked this thread pretty well and noone here mentioned any classical music.... I personally think that the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven is sort of depressing sometimes. also Chopin's Nocturnes ... one of my favourites in particular Chopin Opus 72 E minor Raindrops Prelude Mad World - Gary Jules ...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 59234

Re: Fringe

I have been watching this somewhat faithfully... I like this series sort of but I also dislike how every week it is like a new situation and another case to solve.

I just am hoping it connects to a bigger picture soon....
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: To what extent can jealousy be a "good" emotion?
Replies: 53
Views: 3583

Re: To what extent can jealousy be a "good" emotion?

I don't know that a healthy acknowledgment really constitutes envy. I mean, in the sense that other people have qualities that I wish I had more of (i.e., money, talents, looks), you could say that I were envious. I wouldn't say that really applies to me. If I wish I had what someone else has, I ei...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy X shall be the end of my sanity.
Replies: 65
Views: 3890

Re: Final Fantasy X shall be the end of my sanity.

you have to pray to the fayths.....



fuck I was playing ffx but then I stopped for some reason... oh yeah because I got a ps3 ... man now i want to go back and play it where I left off....
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oprah pwned by /b/
Replies: 82
Views: 7181

Re: Oprah pwned by /b/

/b/ will grab onto this and never leave her show alone again. She's going to have to hire someone just to deal with them and make sure she doesn't give them any broadcast attention. Which means someone who regularly visits 4chan is going to be employed there. Which... could backfire with hilarious ...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Choke
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: Choke

I didn't think it looked good.... and I have only read a portion of the novel since it was hijacked by my friend and he never gave it back but instead gave me FightClub to read.....

If any of you see this film please report back and tell us if you liked it please.
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 27973

Re:

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/5374/franklinadsz0.jpg franklin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh me yarm this show is effin awesome!!!!!! It's soooo good! my favourite quote is when Buster loses his hand and freaks out tearing up the house saying " I'm a MONSTER!!!!!!" Whomever doesn't...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Pushing Daisies
Replies: 86
Views: 9992

Re: Pushing Daisies

Alright, who caught the season two opener? ADORABLE. I think my favorite part is how many times Emerson said "wiggidy wack". :D It was great! I loved when Olive got angry over all the secrets she had to keep. lol me too Olive is so cute!!!! I effing love this show and have been watching i...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: E-books
Replies: 28
Views: 3808

Re: E-books

hmm I have never d/l'ed any e-books but this site and my newly founded poverty makes me want to..... I have so many books I still haven't bought because I give other books top priority... I could just d/l them.... But I totally agree that I would not be interested in paying for a book that I can't h...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 74989

Re: Haruki Murakami

Has anyone actually liked Norwegian Wood? (Aside from like the last paragraph, which was amazing ). Also great japanese author: Banana Yoshimoto. You know she has to eb great, because her name is Banana! (She said it was androgynous, I believe...) She's like a female Murakami, her books are really ...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good Spanish and Swedish music?
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Good Spanish and Swedish music?

all the swedish music I listened to was in english....

I want to check out the suggestions left by others on this thread though.....
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Compatibility Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 20215

Re: Last.fm Compatibility Thread

Your musical compatibility with bongrouge is Very Low

but I see Beirut, Of Montreal, and Animal Collective... plus your from sweden... I like a few artists from sweden alot....


http://www.last.fm/user/dabu86
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Elliott Smith
Replies: 29
Views: 3222

Re: Elliott Smith

Definitely go with XO all of Elliot's songs are so beautiful.... its his best I think.
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: To what extent can jealousy be a "good" emotion?
Replies: 53
Views: 3583

Re: To what extent can jealousy be a "good" emotion?

Further, if no such jealousy is present, you aren't really in love. Please justify this. There are several people I can think of off the top of my head who would be somewhat shocked to learn that they do not actually love their romantic partner(s) I think what they mean is that when someone engages...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 60195

Re: Fan Fiction

Generally i dont read any fanfiction because I get annoyed with people making my faveroite charactors do things they just would never ever do (and I dont just mean the porn). Having said that I have read some Fanfiction that I thought was just as good as the original source. However most of the tim...
by yukari koizumi
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Illiad
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: Homer

I only remember Tiresius who was blinded by Athena for looking at her naked or something....

I don't recall another blind person...
by yukari koizumi
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 123188

Re: Twilight?

I don't care at all about fitting in... I'm really concerned with the messages these books are sending. The relationship sounds like it's really in the red zone for abuse- at the very least, it's extremely unhealthy. A few friends are asking me to write one of my dissertation criticisms of the book...
by yukari koizumi
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 28346

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

anything by Plato everything by Oscar Wilde Euripides Ovids Metamorphosis The Tale of Genji - being said to be the first book ever published that should be enough to spark your interest.... if not being an old classic of japan I also think that reading books from people who are already dead at least...
by yukari koizumi
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 12594

Re: Books you just bought

atonement - ian mcewan (i think) kafka on the shore - haruki murakami ( for myself this time) norwegian wood - haruki murakami after dark - haruki murakami the alchemist - paulo coehlo (FINALLY!!!!) i plan on buying a book by Rudin, The Count of Montecristo by alexandre dumas ... and maybe some book...
by yukari koizumi
Fri May 16, 2008 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: life of pi yann martel....
Replies: 8
Views: 1645

Re: life of pi yann martel....

I read Life of Pi about three years ago for grade 11 English. I used it, along with The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, for a "minor project". I spent all Spring Break on it. If you're interested, you can read my thoughts here . With regards to the line that "this book will make you belie...
by yukari koizumi
Tue May 13, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: life of pi yann martel....
Replies: 8
Views: 1645

life of pi yann martel....

i am proud to say that i finished life of pi by yann martel yesterday evening.... and i plan on re-reading it again because of its utter suspense that one feels when encountering it.... but i was wondering if anyone recalls from the book you know how it says this book will make you believe in god wh...
by yukari koizumi
Tue May 13, 2008 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 74989

Re: Haruki Murakami

i have to confirm i have finished wind-up , and i was sort of left hanging at the end ... i mean i wanted more from the sisters! i really did! then i bought hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world, and that i was a bit glad and sad that i sort of predicted the ending with the main character....
by yukari koizumi
Tue May 13, 2008 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Genji Monogatari or The Tale of Genji
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Genji Monogatari or The Tale of Genji

i think after watching anime which takes place during ancient times like ayakashi and reading things like blade of the immortal and taking a particular liking to blindswordsman, and lone wolf and cub.... i find myself being drawn in by the historical aspects of japan more and more.... so i would lik...
by yukari koizumi
Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: people who are dead. but shouldn't be dead.
Replies: 58
Views: 4884

Re: people who are dead. but shouldn't be dead.

elliot smith
jimi hendrix
jim morrison
ian curtis
nick drake
by yukari koizumi
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Science of Sleep
Replies: 14
Views: 2323

Re: The Science of Sleep

[quote="TheAmazingRando"]I really enjoyed it as far as art and concept are concerned, but I felt that while the film was very well made and acted, I didn't feel that the characters Gondry had created acted as realistic human beings. The story was fine, but the characters within it just did...
by yukari koizumi
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Science of Sleep
Replies: 14
Views: 2323

Re: The Science of Sleep

I love the Science of Sleep when I first saw it, and I would watch it again , because it questions the whole sense of reality vs. dreams, and how someone sometimes cannot distinguish from one "realm" from the other. The concepts and ideas introduced were imaginative of someone who seems to...
by yukari koizumi
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Orphanage/El Orfanato
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: The Orphanage/El Orfanato

I was thinking about your spoiler you put in, and well I come up with two theories... the first one is involving the fact that since he was HIV positive that is what is behind the meaning for his ability to see the children.... the other is that although he was HIV positive, it could have been that ...
by yukari koizumi
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Genji Monogatari or The Tale of Genji
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Genji Monogatari or The Tale of Genji

I was wondering if anyone here has ever read The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, and if so what did they think of it. I myself read this translation by Seidensticker and recommend it for anyone who wishes to read Lady Murasaki's work, because it includes all of the written works , Waley's version...
by yukari koizumi
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Three Kingdoms: Chinese Classics
Replies: 6
Views: 4276

Re: Three Kingdoms: Chinese Classics

hey dave? Um I have always wanted to read these books ever since I watched Fushigi Yugi and it sparked my interest in chinese classics, but alas I have not had a chance to check it out just yet. However I was wondering if you ever heard of A Dream of Red Mansions , because I also think this book wou...
by yukari koizumi
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 28686

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived

Bending pages? I consider that a sin. I always lose bookmarks, so I just use scraps of paper to hold my spot. That or I'll leave the book open, pages down, on a table. But usually the random pieces of paper. I do the same thing because bookmarks I tend to just lose usually, or I just dont have a bo...
by yukari koizumi
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 12594

Re: Books you just bought

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami - for a friend.
Lysistrata/The Acharnians/The Clouds - Aristophanes
The Virgin Blue - Tracy Chevalier
Video - Meera Nair
The Song of Truth - Helga Ruebsamen
by yukari koizumi
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 74989

Re: Haruki Murakami

I have read Kafka on the Shore and I am in the middle of The Wind Up Bird Chronicle right now, and I would have to say I absolutely love Murakami. At first I didn't expect Chronicle to be as good to me as Kafka was, but I was proven wrong when first opening this book.... It's no wonder for me at all...

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