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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss

linkblogging, and Mushishi

Very late, but I forgot to post the link here. Miramax has declined to re-option Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy, so there won't be movies made for Subtle Knife or Amber Spyglass. ;_;

Murakami interview in Korean GQ: came across this a while ago, forgot to post the link here. Contains lots of interesting information like a description of his writing strategy: while working on novels, he gets up at four in the morning, and works nonstop until ten! Which is sort of like Emily Dickenson's “if half your work is not done before 10 o'clock, it will not be done” quotation, except, you know, that he has all of it done by 10am.

Proposes three new seasons. “August” is probably my favorite.

Rashaka's been posting reviews of Death Note dub episodes. Very sharp.

Japanese fanart site: Saiunkoku *and* Steel Ball Run! Link courtesy of majochan.

That was even more random and untimely than usual orz.

Mushishi volume 3: sadly not drawn in as much detail as the earlier volumes. Like, there were places in volumes one and two where I swear you could identify the plants the author was drawing by the shapes of the leaves. With volume 3, Urushibara was serialized in a monthly magazine, and I guess she just didn't have the time for that kind of detail anymore. And now there's backstory and stuff being introduced! Part of what I liked about the anime (and first two volumes of the manga) was that there really wasn't any backstory or overarching plot, it was just these oneshot stories about humans interacting with the natural (and supernatural) world. Still, series continues awesomeness.