December 29th, 2007

was sleeping

Kyō Kara Maō novel thoughts

I'm currently reading the first volume of Kyō Kara Maō (Kyō Kara Ma no Tsuku Jiyūgyō, or roughly "The Job that the Demon Starts Today"), and although I'm not above occasionally dropping the names of some Japanese authors that I've read that you probably haven't, such as Todo Shizuko or Nagano Mayumi, I'm reminded once again at how difficult it still is for me to read Japanese. A short little exchange that might take a few seconds of screen time takes me minutes to get through.

Nevertheless, I was so ticked by approximately the first half of the novel that I had to watch the first two episodes of the anime again; there were so many things that I caught that I did not remember from the anime despite having watched the first twelve episodes or so dozens of times. Collapse )
forgot to sleep by amaralen

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I'm not quite as taken with free rice as a lot of other people are. Firstly, lots of peopel have argued that donaating food to staving countries helps prevent farmers there from ever having livelihoods; second, since when is an allium an onion and not also garlic, leeks, shallots, nira, chives, and the like?