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Excited? You betcha! 
19th-Oct-2005 07:01 am
Winter
The following are just a few things that will be making me very, very happy in the coming months:

November:
-X: Infinity Illustrated Collection by CLAMP
-X: Zero Illustrated Collection - REISSUE EDITION by CLAMP - I wonder if this one will have a new design and/or new material...?

December:
-Brokeback Mountain (dir. Ang Lee, 2005) - Cowboys in love.
-One thousand and one nights by Jeon JinSuk and Han SeungHee - Yeah. Remember this one? In English from ICE Kunion!!!

January:
-MASCA Vol. 1 by Kim Young-hee - Slated for release from CPM AT LAST.

Other things I'm trying (and failing) to resist:
-a Korean edition of Yakusoku no Ie by Sakai Kunie - I won't be able to read most of it, but it's the only way I'm going to get this out-of-print manga at this point...
-subscriptions to Harper's, The New York Times, and Bookmarks
Comments 
19th-Oct-2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
I'm excited about X Infinity, but the original of X: Zero is so nice that I just don't think anything else can compare. I've heard rumor that the reissue is either a standard hardcover or a paperback.

-One thousand and one nights by Jeon JinSuk and Han SeungHee - Yeah. Remember this one? In English from ICE Kunion!!!

I can't find this on either Amazon or TRSI. ;_;

Bookmarks

Aiee, I don't have time to read the books I have now, much less the ones on my wishlist - this would take away reading time and make said wishlist grow terrifyingly.
19th-Oct-2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
I've heard rumor that the reissue is either a standard hardcover or a paperback.

It costs the same as the Infinity book, so whatever they do, it will match the new one in all of the particulars, I'm sure.

I can't find this on either Amazon or TRSI. ;_;

I preordered it from Dreamland comics...not to mention that the ICE Kunion sampler had some pages from it in it.

Aiee, I don't have time to read the books I have now, much less the ones on my wishlist - this would take away reading time and make said wishlist grow terrifyingly.

Interestingly, I found the magazine more informative than tempting. Most books I'm not interested in anyway, but it's nice to have something that cuts through the hype. The articles were excellent, as well.
19th-Oct-2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
I preordered it from Dreamland comics

Ah, excellent - hopefully, they've decided to stop messing with my orders, triple-shipping things to me, and overcharging. >.<

Interestingly, I found the magazine more informative than tempting. Most books I'm not interested in anyway, but it's nice to have something that cuts through the hype. The articles were excellent, as well.

Hmmm - maybe I'll pick up an issue the next time I'm in Borders and check it out.
19th-Oct-2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
preordered it from Dreamland comics

Grah, I can't find it on their site. Cursed, I'm cursed!
19th-Oct-2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
I'm excited about the Infinity artbook but that goes without saying. I was jumping up and down when it was announced in September^_^

It's a sad day when the only I get excited about when it comes to Clamp is their artbooks.
19th-Oct-2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
If they would stop writing boring series and actually finish the more interesting ones (Clover, Legal Drug, X...), I'd be more excited about the manga they're putting out. The art remains pretty, though.
19th-Oct-2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
About the only consolation to it all is that both Tsubasa and xxxHolic are being put out by Kodansha, and Kodansha does *really* nice artbooks. :P
19th-Oct-2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
An artbook of XXXholic's art would be the best thing about that manga series.
19th-Oct-2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
I just hope the new X artbook will be comprehensive.
19th-Oct-2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
-MASCA Vol. 1 by Kim Young-hee - Slated for release from CPM AT LAST.

Would it be bad for me to tell you that I've had a copy from CPM since April?
19th-Oct-2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
No, I know it's been available from select outfits. But I REFUSE to pay full price for anything!
19th-Oct-2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
46% off. ^_^;; I ordered it on sale from TRSI, and actually got a copy before the original release date.
29th-Oct-2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
I am practically panting at the prospect of seeing Brokeback Mountain on the big screen...though I must wait until 30th December. Man-lovin' cowboys are one of my major kinks. :) The novella is one of my all-time favourite stories, how something so small can produce such an intense reaction, the writing so spare it hurts. Proulx is a genius. And I've heard such good things about the movie, despite the casting of pretty boys who don't fit my image of the characters. Though I'm reconciled to that. Looks like Heath & Jake have done 'em proud.
29th-Oct-2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
I saw the trailer for the film when I went to see The Constant Gardener, I believe. And though I had never read the short story before, it made me immediately run out and read it. The trailer alone was that powerful! I'm still waiting for a major motion picture gay love story that DOESN'T have a tragic ending, though. *sighs*
29th-Oct-2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
We read the story just before word came out about the film and have been waiting not so patiently ever since. It kick-started our obsession with gay cowboys of course, leading to the delights of Cap Iversen's Dakota & Bennie. I've watched the trailer...oh, 10X or more already. Still the story reduces me to sobs. The shirt scene is going to be tough. Sniff.

As for sad endings, it began to get me down a while ago, possibly because we were reading a lot of classic gay fic, from a time when the sad ending was obligatory. Thankfully those days are gone. I've just finished Adam & Steve, for example, which is a beautifully realised gay romance, also a film doing the circuit now I think, with Craig Chester from Swoon as writer/star.

Have you seen Beautiful Thing, a British movie about young gay love? It's very upbeat.
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