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Am about 50% (somewhat less) w/ the Onmyouji readthrough I threatened.

I also made a tag index:

Date: 2013-02-25 01:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] equalequation
My god, there's a manga?

I just started reading the novel version last week. Really surprised to see there's an English fandom! O_O

Date: 2013-02-25 02:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] equalequation
Well, I just started, so there's not that much to think about. I've been on an oldass literature reading spree lately, both setting-wise and actual oldass stuff, so the language doesn't bother me that much? It might be the case that I haven't gotten that far in, but it seems to be something you can guesswork along at the very least.

Yes, I'm on tumblr! I pretty much try to go with the flow of my Circle of Acquaintances, though, so I'm not sure if I'd say there's necessarily anything interesting. I mean. You rarely ever get discussion, so I never really felt like writing anything too substantial.

Date: 2013-02-25 03:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] equalequation
Amazon Japan's been releasing Meiji literature on Kindle for free, so I've been reading those...could've gotten them on Aozora, I suppose, but Aozora was kind of hard to navigate if you don't really know where to start. Let's see...ドグラ・マグラ, and slow-burning through the entirety of 宮沢賢治's catalogue? I wouldn't say the language is *hard* in the latter (although for some reason Meiji novels are easier to read than period stuff written in Heisei...) but they're rather creatively wondrous.

On the period stuff, I've been reading the しゃばけ series and a bunch of Edo samurai novels. I'd rec the first if you're interested in youkai and haven't read it, though it's pretty poptastic, but the latter is pretty much nothing to write home about. Thinking about reading 虚無への供物 one of these days since I've been recced...also I've been hooked lined sinkered by this period BL game with the hardest loveliest writing I've ever seen in jouseimuke games, so there's that, too.

Hopefully this means I can make posts about books and stuff on tumblr now? I mean, fujoshi fangirling will still take up the vast majority of my postings, but sometimes it just sucks that you've read something nice and NOBODY CARES. XD

Date: 2013-02-25 06:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] equalequation
SORRY FOR THE TEXTDUMP. >_>;; It's just kind of awesome to have someone ask what I just read sob. I now work in an industry where most people think reading is funny it's a lonely existence.

Yeah, I do read Natsuhiko Kyogoku. I love his books! Currently stuck on vol.4 of the Hyakkiyakou series, though. They're always slow going. I find that I need a certain amount of energy to read him and I haven't had much of that lately. Maybe I should just shift to his parody of Hyakki just for a change of pace.

The day something takes Tumblr's throne can't come fast enough. :s Although I suppose it's better than Facebook, that Eater of Worlds.

Date: 2013-02-25 12:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] equalequation
Well, there's the spinoff series(?) where Enokitzu is on crack because he's fabulous like that. And there's the 今昔続百鬼 series that stars one of the minor characters in the main series and operates on a 180 degrees principle from it. As in, the dude in Akihiko's position is a fat otaku (as much as you can get one in postwar Japan, anyway) who is out to prove that youkai are real dammit and his long-suffering sidekick who is smarter than he is but happens to lack a formal education.

Ah, so that's why nobody ever used the Disque comments on mine! Well. Except once. Which is sad because reblogging for discussion is a major pain in the ass. :s I don't really want to *just* agree with someone or go 'oh look this person has a brilliant idea!', I want to talk to them. I'm old.

Date: 2013-02-25 12:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] equalequation
I had to fish it off Amazon because I can't quite remember, but : 百器徒然袋. It's more like a collection of short stories, but you know. Hyakkiyakou's short stories could pretty much make a whole novel elsewhere.

I've done it only once or twice, yeah. It kind of works, but it's a bit unwieldy. Like using the reply with quote option in forums when there are no threads. Twitter works great when I use it with Japanese fandom but....not so much English, I guess. 140 characters limit and wordiness does not mix well.

Date: 2013-02-26 02:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] equalequation
Pfft, I find it interesting! Sorekara no Sangokushi is something I thought I wanted to fic someday back when I still thought I could fic R3TK, although it looks like it could use a tighter focus and be a bit more character driven? And also I just noticed today that you have another tumblr even though you friended me on it. >_>

BTW, if the Asakiyumemishi you're talking about in your tumblr is the Waki Yamato manga adaption of Genji, it's worth plowing through. It simplified a bit of the original tales, yes, but it's still one of the fondest things I have out of the Heian era at this point.

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