starshinesMonet's Profile

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Anime Stats
Days: 81.9
Mean Score: 7.46
  • Total Entries1,874
  • Rewatched14
  • Episodes4,801
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Ping Pong The Animation
Ping Pong The Animation
Jan 27, 8:00 PM
Completed 11/11 · Scored 9
Shokugeki no Souma
Shokugeki no Souma
Oct 29, 2015 8:24 PM
Watching 12/24 · Scored 9
Samurai Flamenco
Samurai Flamenco
Oct 23, 2015 8:58 PM
Watching 7/22 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 4.4
Mean Score: 8.47
  • Total Entries415
  • Reread0
  • Chapters519
  • Volumes87
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Ore no Kanojo ga xxx wo Kitai shiteite Shoujiki Komaru
Ore no Kanojo ga xxx wo Kitai shiteite Shoujiki Komaru
Aug 15, 2015 9:39 PM
Reading -/10 · Scored -
Himawari-san
Himawari-san
Aug 15, 2015 9:39 PM
Reading -/- · Scored -
Inu wo Kau
Inu wo Kau
Jul 13, 2015 9:15 PM
Reading -/5 · Scored -

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Moon_River Jan 29, 6:11 PM
You're welcome :D glad you enjoyed it. And wow, thanks for sharing what you're watching as well. I have to say, that is quite an animated feature O_O some parts were like aw, they're a cute / quirky older couple (at the beginning) but by the end it was like what am I watching XD lol
Fleure Jan 25, 9:33 PM
Hi, hi! I know it's been a while, but I've hope you've been well. How did your holidays go? Also, Happy 2016 - late as I am!

I realized how long it's been since our last conversation since in your last response you mentioned Book of Tea which I ended up reading right before my [absolutely necessary btw] re-read of Thousand Cranes. I have to take a moment to gush about what an astonishing difference that book make. First of all, the book itself (Book of Tea) was FANTASTIC. I mean, it was so informative and my GOD, so poetically written. I was amazed at the writing style of the author and how poignantly they were able to capture the sublimity of the subject matter. I did find it a little bit too intrusive in tone and often times, came off angry when put against the "western" ideals/perceptions. I can see the root of the frustration, but I feel like those transitions in tone brought down the transcending beauty of the matter at hand. Other than that, it was truly a fantastic read. Now, I'm not sure if you've read Thousand Cranes, but after reading BoT, my experience was altogether different. I underestimated the significance of the overarching theme, the subtle and everflowing beauty of the Ceremony, and everything else related to it. Kawabata just blows my mind. If you haven't read it yet, I implore you to check it out! :)

How was your Birthday? Did you have fun? Get anything good? Naughty? tehehe! How did the affair with your S/O's family go? Hope everything went marvelously.

Oh, it's great to hear you've been writing reviews again. What have you been writing on? I've been struggling maintaining consistency in writing but that's nothing new. :(

I have indeed seen Samurai Champloo. I adore that show. I had so much fun watching it. How did you find it? I can respond in more detail about this if you want to talk about the details of the series?

Wow, I really want to get a Wii U. How are you finding it?

&& regarding the Shakespeare project, I do know of it. I think we spoke about it once in our previous conversations. I haven't had the chance to try it out yet, but I'll be sure to give it some attention.

kyushu Jan 20, 9:37 PM
Nice recommendations.
My-Nigga Jan 15, 9:53 PM
Just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading your review and interpretation of Glassy Ocean.
Moon_River Dec 18, 2015 7:01 PM
Thought you'd enjoy this :) --> https://vimeo.com/57395065
Fleure Dec 17, 2015 8:06 PM
Hey Monet, I'll get back to you soon! Hope you're well <3.
Fleure Dec 3, 2015 6:32 PM
I wrote a review on my blog about one of her works titled Women of the Silk. If you'd like you can check it out and see if it appeals to you. I liked her other novel better called The Samurai's Garden. I plan on checking the rest of her works out. I actually find my fascination with her rather odd, actually. I think it's mostly my interest in the subject matter, her knowledge and meticulousness concerning it, and lastly her writing. She does a lot of things I really dislike, but because of all the aforesaid, I'm able to relish her works almost entirely. I think you should give her a go, you might be pleasantly surprised - like me.

I really need to read more Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Speaking of, I started The Last Unicorn and am a good 50 pages in. It's such a gripping narrative, and the prose, oh the prose! It's fantastic so far. I'm totally engaged.

I really encourage you to check the works of Yusanari Kawabata out. I think you'd really like his works, especially based on your taste in cetain mangakas and themes in works. I also recently read this fantastic treatise on tea titled The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzō. I highly, highly recommend it. There are some really weird shifts in tones in that book, but its blanketed over with such fantastic ideas, knowledge, and rhetoric that it becomes irrelevant (not really :P but you catch my drift).

Anyways, I can go on forever about books! Let me know if I'm rambling too much about them.

I'm rather good. I moved (again) for a new job that I'm absolutely loving. It's the next best thing to what I actually want to do so no complaints. Any fun plans for the holiday season? What have you been up to, my dear Monet? Hope all has been great with you.
GrafWutzenstein Nov 29, 2015 6:37 AM
cool
Fleure Nov 22, 2015 5:40 PM
Aww, hope you've been well. I've been extremely busy lately. What's new with you?

I haven't been watching much lately, though I should mention "Future Boy Conan" which is what I'm currently watching. It's really great. I'd highly recommend giving it a go, if you haven't done so already. In terms of reading, I've been re-reading Kawabata, Hesse, and some Beauvoir. In terms of new reading, I've read some of Gail Tsukiyama's works which have been surprisingly great (I tend to be really weary of historical fiction), but she's extremely detail-oriented and meticulous with her presentation. I've been meaning to get to that Beagle work you rec soon. I'll let you know how that goes once I start/finish.

How about you?

That exhibition collection was really cool. Thanks for sharing!
mozgow Nov 18, 2015 8:35 AM
Finally watched Spice and Wolf and I'm not disappointed :-)

Too bad that there will be no season 3...
Fleure Oct 23, 2015 12:41 AM
Yes Ma'am.
Fleure Oct 14, 2015 4:23 PM
Thanks girl, it was a really interesting read!
Fleure Sep 28, 2015 6:11 PM
Oh, cool! That sounds pretty good.

They really are beautiful; I agree completely. I mean, I didn't have anything specific in mind, just your personal experience which you already highlighted. It's always interesting to hear about these sort of endeavors.

I've been in Chicago for the past week, and will be here for another week. I'm most likely going to Vegas (again) next week for the Amazon conference, but I'm still unsure if I want to (company is paying for it...so why not?!?!). I just went to Vegas though, about 2 months ago, and I'm not sure if I'm ready for all that again, so just tightropin' between my options right now. I also want to save for my out-of-country trips at the end of the year. How about you??!

Hope all has been well with you.
ariamachi Sep 21, 2015 4:41 PM
mostly just final fantasy 14: before the fall recently, also listening to the evangelion 1.0-3.0 soundtracks
ariamachi Sep 13, 2015 4:35 PM
Yes I love those, like final fantasy 14's soundtracks I love