Tumblr, why you no wysiwyg on Opera anymore? I keep forgetting to insert the line breaks.
I go by Pixie, but you can call me Marionette or Mari if you prefer (Batty, even - knock yourself out!). I love dark elegance and magnificent spectacle. I would love for this tumblog to be either of those things, but in reality, it's mostly full of personal silliness. You have been warned. c:
Things you may see here:
Music videos. Bugs. Bats. Writing. Doodles. Nonsense.
Fandoms of interest:
Pokemon. Digimon. Madoka Magica. Black Rock Shooter. Sailor Moon. CLAMP. Homestuck. My Little Pony. Adventure Time. Thundercats. Batman (mostly animated). Vocaloid.
Shiina Ringo. Momus. The Noisettes. The Bird and the Bee. GO!GO!7188. Mika Nakashima. Soutaiseiriron. capsule. Perfume. Garbage. Voltaire. Dir en grey. Camille. Cecile Corbel. Chopin. Everything else.
This blog is occasionally NSFW.
Watched V/H/S. It seemed like something I’d enjoy — horror shorts, VHS nostalgia/creepiness, what’s not to like? But it was only okay. Normally I really like framing devices, but I could have done without this one, seeing as the characters involved make me want to hurl (or hurl them out a window). It’s kind of drawn out too, like the sequence with the characters in the framing device smashing the windows. It was obnoxious to begin with and then went on for so long I was just like, “… come ON already.”
The first “tape” is like that, too. Really, before the last couple of “tapes,” I pretty much just wanted the characters to die and get it over with. When characters are this obnoxious, you don’t want to spend any more time with them than you have to. Lots of boobage, too. Boobs are all well and good, but in the context of this film, it felt cheap and/or made sense only because the “protagonists” were scummy fratboy types. There is only so much scummy fratboy I can take, so I almost quit watching during the first tape. If you can get past that, some of the other tapes are fairly interesting (again, especially the last two).
But the framing device really is weak. Weak alone I could handle, but it also actively got on my nerves. It was neither innocuous nor satisfying enough to justify sitting through it when I could have just watched the mostly-slightly-better individual segments.
"tyyyyyyyyyyyyed—————————————————————————————————————-r9 is not in your Contacts."
Moon Child, why did you have to be so sad?! You weren’t supposed to be sad! You were supposed to be a cheesy vampire yakuza flick that would cheer me up! Now I kind of want to cry!
Honestly though, Moon Child was not bad. Amateurish, sure, but considering Gackt actually wrote it (as well as starred, of course), a lot better than I’d expect. Some genuine emotion.
… I confess, though, I got confused and thought Gackt was playing Hyde’s character. I don’t listen to either very much, so I don’t look at them much either. No wonder I was surprised at how pretty “Gackt” suddenly seemed when I had never been especially taken with him before. :P Hyde, on the other hand… *faints*