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I got a DVD cleaner and now my Little Fairy DVDS are fixed as if by magic! Before it would get to Sweet Potato (and I won't use his real name because that one is too good) staggering after the magic chariot which was taking his true love back to the heavens and then stick. This time I got to see the entire scene in all of its screaming, manpain glory. And it was sweet, perhaps the sweetest thing I have ever seen. He screamed and writhed on the muddy ground as he wailed!! Soooo goood.

[livejournal.com profile] calixa and [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore forgive me for ever doubting you.

ETA: Now they are beating Sweet Potato's parents for the sin of giving their magic gold to the poor. Clearly this is written by the same delightful people who wrote such happy tales as 'Trojan Women' and 'The Theban Cycle.'

ETA 2: OMGWTF Handsome has been stabbed and accused of attempted rape by the (suddenly) evil brother of the emperor? Just when he could have saved Sweet Potato from torture? You know, tomorrow I am going to have to stay in my office so I don't come home and waste hours on this sweet, delicious crack.

ETA 3: I have done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING of what I should have done tonight (god, I am going to have to get up early tomorrow) thanks to the Little Fairy. But OMG the wonderful angst of it all. There is manpain and womanpain aplenty. I can't quite work out who Cat Girl is, though, as there was still some stickage at pivotal moments. I must say I don't really care as they also have thrilling misery as they stumble through the desert in search of the tree of life (yeah, like that one will turn out well).

ETA 4: I love Sweet Potato and his family: they are absolutely the nicest people ever. I also have fallen embarrassingly in love with the theme song.

ETA 5: Handsome! NOOOOOOO! Don't die and leave Saigin all alone!!!!!! And poorly CGIed vultures, I really love you.

ETA 6: Poor Sweet Potato. It is all so sad: he doesn't even remember the Little Fairy! How could you forget Ariel Lin? And he is all alone as his parents died in a fire making dinner for his school friends. How is that for misery?

ETA 7: I am pleased to report that there is no one happy at all in this wuxia. Except for the evil people. They're really happy.

Date: 2007-11-06 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
IT IS JUST THE BIGINNING THERE IS AN AMAZING AMOUNT OF MANPAIN HEADING YOUR WAY (from Sweet potato and Handsome both) AND IT WILL POSSIBLY BE THE MOST AMAZING MANPAIN YOU'VE EVER SEEN

Date: 2007-11-06 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
The bit where he is clutching his head! And then he collapses! And has to be revived by magic spells!

Date: 2007-11-06 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
You're forgiven. THERE IS MUCH MORE SWEET SWEET AMBROSIA MANPAIN AHEAD, MY FRIEND. The next few episodes are amazing in their torture of Sweet Potato...

Date: 2007-11-06 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I cannot wait for the orphan slavery!!!!

Date: 2007-11-06 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
Yeah that's my favourite - and there's dung involved too! No holding back whatsoever by these scriptwriters. I applaud them!

Date: 2007-11-06 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
I think I'm most fond of the prison wall clawing and writing a letter in your own blood on a scrap of cloth found in an abandoned temple...

Date: 2007-11-06 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Well, they had 10 episodes where they didn't have to bother and could just pile up ideas about how manpain should be inflicted.

Now Sweet Potato's parents are planning on being good to the poor. I am sure they will suffer horribly for this kind action.

Date: 2007-11-06 04:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
Very, very horribly.

It is one of 2 things about the series that I am still in recovery from. But there is much manpain as a result.

Date: 2007-11-06 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
Yeah, she's been in recovery for months. My wounds are fresher in comparison but I have watched many a cdrama in my life so I was prepared for the worst wuxia could throw at me.

Date: 2007-11-06 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
And I would like to point out that I WAS NOT WARNED OF THESE AMAZING LEVELS OF ANGST. I was led to expect a cute drama with a sad-but-then-happy ending...

It did prep me for Young Warriors, Patriotic Knights and Sword Stained With Royal Blood, though.

Date: 2007-11-06 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
We could have a group therapy session: 'how to recover from wuxia.'

Date: 2007-11-06 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
yes.


the necessity of a "i survived the little fairy and young warriors...i can survive anything" icon is being discussed.

Date: 2007-11-06 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
The triumvirate of Hu Ge Angst could be completed if I could find and watch Modern Cancer drama. It would be glorious in icon form!

Don't forget that I also had the death of Manga Artist weighing upon my soul at the time. Note: must check to see if he dies in 100% Senorita.

Date: 2007-11-06 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
There's also Chinese Paladin...quality manpain all around, there.

Date: 2007-11-06 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I am now thrilling to Handsome's pain and the bleeding tree of life.

Date: 2007-11-06 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
Handsome's story from here on out is just...amazing...

Date: 2007-11-06 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
You and calixa are forbidden to desert me in the midst of all this angst.

Date: 2007-11-06 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
I understand the feeling completely.

Date: 2007-11-06 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Do you know how much work I was planning to do this evening before being assaulted by this tremendous angst? I bet I'm up till 2 am.

Date: 2007-11-06 06:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Only 11. I can teach on very little sleep. Hopefully, I won't fall asleep during the departmental seminar in the afternoon....

Date: 2007-11-06 06:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
well...that' an hour or so after i'll pass out, but i'll do my best(tis 1 am here)

Date: 2007-11-06 07:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Aw! I feel bad - there's no need especially as I'm not even on an im service (I guess I should be for moments like this.)

Date: 2007-11-06 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
Do not worry. I have Teal'c and his stoicism to aid me. And I'm usually up till 2:30~ anyway.

But you most definately should have IMs

Date: 2007-11-06 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Sweet Potato sleeps on straw!!!!!

Date: 2007-11-06 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
i'm surprised it wasn't a bed of nails, myself

Date: 2007-11-06 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
The scene of Saigin leaving home = sobbing me.

Date: 2007-11-06 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
oh man...yeah...i hated her mom, though...i mean, plotting your daughter's rape? seriously, if the guy was going to rape her, he wasnt going to then have the decency to marry her...

Date: 2007-11-06 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I hated her mum but I felt sorry for Saigin because clearly she loved her and she was all she had. Apart from Handsome, that was. And we all know how that turned out.

Date: 2007-11-06 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
yes. it is entirely possibly saigin has as much womanpain as little fairy

Date: 2007-11-06 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
And could thus keep you wake.

Date: 2007-11-06 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
HEE. The angst is so addictive in TLF.

Handsome seriously is there just to make Sweet Potato's life look a little bit better by comparison (but not by much).

Ironically the tree of life makes them go kill people...

Date: 2007-11-06 06:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
You and meganbmoore deserted me in the midst of all the angst!!!! I was all alone with the man pain!

It's funny, but though I think Ariel Lin is super cute I don't miss the loss of her character at all. I am too firmly caught up in everyone else's misery.

I really hope I'm not up till 2 with this...

Date: 2007-11-06 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
I felt the same way... the angst is so enthralling you forget all about her... UNTIL SHE COMES BACK FOR HER SHARE OF IT.

re: parents... soooooooooo awful.

Date: 2007-11-06 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Poor parents: probably the only decent ones in all of Asian drama and they die horribly. Clearly they should have beaten Sweet Potato everyday instead and then they would have lived a long and happy life.

I did like that he had to sell himself into slavery to pay for their funeral. That was an inspired touch.

Date: 2007-11-06 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
I loved that. I thought Koreans were surely the masters of the art of angst until I saw TLF.

Date: 2007-11-06 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
HIS PARENTS DIE IN A FIRE WHILE PREPARING DINNER FOR HIS FRIENDS????????!!!!

Date: 2007-11-06 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
*sob*

All recovery=evaporated

Date: 2007-11-06 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
They were so happy for 3 seconds and so hopeful and then, whomp, it all ended horribly.

Date: 2007-11-06 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
*huddles in her corner and cries*

Date: 2007-11-09 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Reading this whole thread makes me so incredibly happy you have no idea.

Date: 2007-11-09 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
pft. You should try eavesdropping on our IM conversations while she's watching.

Date: 2007-11-09 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
And it was sweet, perhaps the sweetest thing I have ever seen. He screamed and writhed on the muddy ground as he wailed!! Soooo goood

I think you are my psychic twin.

I also think I must watch this.

Date: 2007-11-09 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
It's a long wait but the manpain is sooo good when it occurs. Though I would advise ffing through the first 10 episodes.

And it is scary how much we both appreciate the manpain. And speaking of gorgeous manpain did you ever see any more of Time of Dog and Wolf?

Date: 2007-11-09 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I just got my D/W dvds in and plan to binge next week.

Date: 2008-08-15 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Sometimes I come back to this post when I am stressed and read it and become happy.

Date: 2008-08-20 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Sometimes when I doubt Calixa and Megan I remember how they steered me right on this one and rebuke myself for my lack of faith. THE MANPAIN IT IS EPIC.

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