Archive for the ‘Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge’ Category

Sad goodbyes and Sunako’s first kiss [NHK – 22 and YNSH – 09]

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

mono no oware … 物の哀れ

Varied insights on some romance anime and literature

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

(written on Nov. 2)

I guess that despite shooting all that flak towards A Time to Speak the novel had more of an effect on me than I liked to admit. I did not feel warm or fuzzy, however; nor did I feel awed or inspired with the book despite the author’s mastery of the English language. (Can you use shibboleth in a sentence without consulting a dictionary? That word alone was enough to wow me.) On the contrary, the novel’s aftertaste seemed like a partaking of a most unguent and sialoid gumbo without water to aid one in swallowing it. Swallowing a bitter almond with water may have been an easier task. (Never mind that it may be poison :P) (more…)