Friday, 27 February 2009

夏の憂鬱に抱かれ

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"Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" by Paul Gauguin, 1897, oil on canvas

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What's this feeling that perceives to embrace me?


Today I wake up quite feeble feeling that it'd be one of those days where things doesn’t seem to have a target and waking up from bed is a struggle quite decisive. It’s quite curious how sometimes everything gets naked of meaning or reason. Days like these are tough.

Maybe it’s merely stress plus tiredness. Or it’s a natural gloom that is common to feel from time to time. But I do can’t help feeling that it’s like a sigh of something that is on the way. Any change of attitude, any new perspective, anything that is coming to slightly change my present situation. Then, this gloominess becomes something alike longing. It’s like knowing things will be changing in the future, and naturally we get some kind of awareness that everything is truly ephemeral. Actually, it really is in its own way. We’re never the same thing of one minute later, after all.

The summer is coming to an end. As for me, it was a wonderful summer. As I was overloaded of activities in the previous two summers, this one became quite special, since I could spare it and feel each day quite lightly, thinking of me, my life, people, the days… Although, summer is the least season to be a thinker, I am proud of myself for having a lot of considerable thoughts during these three months. It was more than welcomed!

Another thing that happens and that I feel is curious is that before this gloominess, or even during it, we get more human, sensitive to what is around us. It’s like our eyes gets more clearness in seeing. It’s quite revealing! It’s like seeing the world with brand new eyes, indeed. People around you become more beautiful in another way. Suddenly you perceive an inner beauty in everything. So, I pay some time looking the details I hadn’t realized until then. Every shape, lights, colors become object of truly excitement. In times like this I feel like drunk. It’s like being drunk of life. And I come back to that old sensation of being harmonized with the world. Of loving it and being proud of existing in it.
Well, my mind questions the meaning of being in this world, the reason and the finality of someone like me existing. My mind gets sad by not finding an answer. However, this smoothness of my soul, alone, is capable of opening up my heart to the world. And I do feel the power of this feeling. So, my reason runs fast and whispers to me that maybe, and only maybe, that’s the finality of at least feeling gloom. So my mind meets a satisfying end and I laugh to myself.
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

If I fell in love with you ♪

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"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
I'm crying"



Moreover, I could also watch “Across the Universe" and I loved it!!!!!!!! I found myself weeping in some parts because of the delicate interpretation that are given to some of Beatles songs. This delicate interpretation of Beatles lyrics leads all the plot of the movie, ne. It's a musical, very alike ´HAIR´ but yet totally new. It's simply magical and the Art concept is fantastic!
Highly recommended by anyone and principally by those like me that are ardent Beatles fans.












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吸血鬼について



Since we're in the middle of a long Holiday, I am using this time, though very guiltily, watching movies and reading. So this weekend I watched to wonderful movies.

"Let the Right one in" is a Swedish movie that I had the pleasure to know about because it was mentioned in a TV program I was watching some weeks ago and the host said it was fantastic. She also said it was scary and it was about vampires. No need to say I got deeply interested, ne. So, thanks to carnival, I had some spare time to watch it.

It's a kind of independent movie, I think. It's really scary sometimes, but what I think is the preciousness of this movie is the profoundness of most of its characters, mainly the protagonists. Oskar and Eli are so adorable that we easily fall for them. There's a deep solitude mixed with a bitter-sweet atmosphere that makes it truly beautiful. It’s more than recommended. It seems it will have a USA remake, so maybe it will reach the mainstream.

And, of course, it has a lot of that power that most of vampire works have: ambiguous sexuality. One of the points I love in this genre of stories, of course. Now I am ordering at Livrariacultura.com.br the romance that the movie was inspired by and, although I have lots of stuffs to do in my list of priorities, I can picture myself reading it eagerly. Hope it arrives soon here.

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Monday, 23 February 2009

ぴかぴか と「しかのかし」

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It's the first time I have seen him online being a Hydeist, ne. I am so happy!!!! He left two messages by now. He said he is writing lyrics and that he wishes a muse (a God)could inspire him. He also said he's going to let the light on until he finishes the lyrics. So cute!

Well, he left around 1 o' clock (Japan time) and left another message thanking everyone and saying that although the lyrics are not totally finished, he feels he got closer to his ideal and that he can make some adjustments the other day, before recording them. He's been playing with the song titles for a long time. Before, he said there was one called Saru which means “Monkey", then he began to call another one Shika which means ´Cervus´ . So, when he refers to the lyrics he says Shika no kashi (The Cervus' Lyrics) and it's quite a play on words. Well, he said, although it has some English, it will be mostly in Japanese. And he also added that it may be appreciated for everyone that likes Raruku. However, the most interesting thing comes in the end when, unexpectedly, full of declared lovable caress, he says "Good night,honey"!!!!!!!!!Kyaaaaaaaaaaaa

That's surely the cutest way of expressing his feelings of love to his fans. He's not this clear most of the time. I even think he tries so hard to keep a certain distance (except while he’s on stage), so it's more than unexpected but truly appreciated by most of us, ne. Maybe it's an influence from his ardent foreign fans? Or maybe he's getting more mature. *__* Who knows? I like this tender Hyde more than a looooot!

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Sunday, 22 February 2009

I am choosing my confessions

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This music video from R.E.M is simply superb. I had listened to ' Losing my religion' recently and thanks to YouTube I could watch the PV which I used to love to watch when I was a child. And to my enjoyment, it's a totally new PV for me!!! I remember I used to like the figures that habit this movie and their strangeness in this unreal atmosphere. Well, for my surprise, I can recognize these figures quite well now. They're put together magically indeed. They're all references from big artists. I can see Caravaggio, da Vinci, Pierre et Gilles, Vermmeer's characters clearly portrayed in the video. It's quite delightful! And it may be just me, since my mind seems to be Boy's Love oriented most of the time, but I can feel a hard homoeroticism around the whole video. Anyway, it's a piece of Art!

´Losing my religion' was quite a hit around the 90's, ne. I remember I used to listen to it a lot then. The lyrics are so powerful and I still love its verses.



Losing my Religion

Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe


Oh, life is bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up

(chorus)
That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight, I'm
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no, I've said too much
I haven't said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

Every whisper
Of every waking hour I'm
Choosing my confessions
Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool
Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up
Consider this
Consider this
The hint of the century
Consider this
The slip that brought me
To my knees failed
What if all these fantasies
Come flailing around
Now I've said too much
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

But that was just a dream
That was just a dream

(repeat chorus)

But that was just a dream
Try, cry, why try?
That was just a dream
Just a dream, just a dream
Dream
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Friday, 13 February 2009

VAMPS at Youtube

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I am so happy that VAMPS are at youtube now! I think they´re really aiming their international audience, ne. This video is really funny and Hyde looks too cute ^^
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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

口唇期固着

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I was soooo excited when I read the seventh issue of Monthly VAMPS that I HAD to do a translation of what I think is going to keep the faith of all foreign VAMPS (and most Laruku's, too) fans around the world. And I was truly excited because BRASIL, my country, was also mentioned!!!!!!! I do hope HYDE's omake become something beautiful, ne. If so, though I am already a believer, I will be even more confident on dreams coming true.
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Monthly VAMPS vol7- page:???? Thanks to Gabyta-xan at livejournal. Chu!

Translated by: Lady V

About VAMPS in 2009

--- well, until here we talked about what happened in the past year of 2008, but from now on this talk will be about what's coming up for VAMPS in 2009. K.A.Z san, how is it gonna be?

KAZ: We´ll make a new album, although right now we are just in the middle of this. Surely, it will be made in order to have good lives and making a wonderful tour, but I also think that making a good album also means having a big sense of aesthetic as the primordial point of it. Intending to make an album like that is our main target.

----HYDE san, how do you think will it be the 2009 for VAMPS?

HYDE: The next year, ne, first of all, Ju-ken is having problems with the schedule, so how is it gonna be, ne.I don't want to look for a new bassist again. It's a hard problem, ne. For this band.

--- I am reading you facing a little the upcoming 2009 and there's nothing like a cheerful aspiration that would make me excited about?
Hyde: In 2009?..... First of all, we´ll look for a bassist,ne.
____(laughs)

KAZ: Something like ending up saying "We are Recruiting a Bassist"? (laughs)

HYDE: Noooo, I thought of telling something that would cause any expectation. I am like what if I tell? What is decided is because we decided. The Tour will be ○△▲□◆∇ and after it, restlessly, there's a bonus (omake). In its own way that is decided~ But we are like what are we gonna do?

---- That's it, so this will be the long-awaited round-table discussion for everybody.

HYDE: That's it.That's it.That's it.That's it. Ah, the first thing is, well, the talk about the deep recording that we are planning to do. I am saying "deep" because we end up doing the recording in a very big hurry, so we'll settle down a little and it will mean making an ideal sound. By no means, the recent music business is getting to do that. If we consider trying to do that, then, we´ll have something that everybody wanted to do.

KAZ: Well, it's not only Japan, we are eager to make different foreign countries know about us. Of course we think it's in its own way something huge and extremely important and that there are people really looking forward to it, ne.

--- But, even now in " Monthly VAMPS", we receive considerably mails from lots of places! France, of course. But also from Germany, Spain, Australia, England, Brazil, China they're already from people from all over the world.

KAZ: If it's America, I would like to go very much to the east coast. Since it's very populated, it must be fun in its own way. I want to cross it by bus. Somehow, it will be like I used to see in the PVs of a lot of bands when I was younger. I was like ‘I would like to experience that’.

----- That sounds good, awesome!

KAZ: And after that, I think I will desire to try to do a guerrilla live here in Japan.




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HYDE's new tattoo????? Unfortunately, it's not clear. I wish I could see it. I do love pictures of his back (^~^)

Oh, he also mentioned that he’s going to stop smoking starting from the New Year. So, he must already quit it by now. Hope he can do it, ne. He's been a smoker ever since I know him (around 11 years!). As for me, I used to be an occasional smoker but I am totally done with that. It's interesting how things in life simply lose its taste. I used to looove smoking, cigarette’s smell seemed so attracting for me and I enjoyed smoking because of both. However, since last year, and it was gradually and very naturally, I happened to feel that the smell is disgusting and also the taste feels horrible now. I can't really enjoy it anymore. It's interesting how it happened because I felt like my own body told me it was a bad thing for its own health. And I somehow listened to it. Hope HYDE stops smoking and drinking so much. Principally while in tour. I was always pride of seeing J-rockers totally different from western rock stars which are always tangled with drugs issues and so on. Japanese J-rock always tempted me because it's cool and far different from any western clichés, which makes it unique.



Cigars look amazing, ne. They're very stylish. I always wanted to try them but I never really had an opportunity. HYDE looks pretty sexy in this photo!




I am looking forward to watch the LIVE DVD. I hope it arrives soon here ^^
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Monday, 2 February 2009

I wanna do real bad things with you

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True Blood é viciante! O que eu disse? Uma semana após minha postagem e o que eu tenho? Todos os 12 episódios assistidos e o livro "Dead Until Dark" em minhas mãos. Oh, como eu sou fraca para coisas boas ^^

Infelizmente, eu vou ter que esperar um pouco até conseguir assistir à segunda temporada e já estou ansiosa por conta.

Essa primeira temporada, ao que parece, corresponde ao primeiro livro da Charlaine Harris. A série mantém um ritmo ótimo que vai se intensificando o que faz com que fiquemos ainda mais curiosos com o que virá depois.

Spoilers:

O relacionamento entre Sookie e Bill é maravilhoso! Acho que toda minha obsessão por True Blood começou por causa do romance desses dois. Adorei o primeiro beijo deles no segundo episódio. Bill pede para ver Sookie de cabelos soltos e pede licença para cheirá-los e diz poder sentir o cheiro do sol em sua pele. kyaaaa A partir daí quis saber imediatamente como as coisas se desenrolariam. Agora acho que estou apaixonada por Moyer *__* (apesar de sua interpretação muitas vezes deixar a desejar). Sookie, no entanto, pareceu-me muito contraditória e irritante com relação ao Bill lá pelo capítulo 9. Coitado do Bill, afinal, ele está metido em muitos problemas por causa dela! Eu gosto bastante da personagem da Sookie, mas às vezes ela é muuuuito irritante e trata mal os outros, como o Sam, por exemplo.Uma grande preconceituosa quando, anteriormente, ela parecia ser mais mente aberta. Totalmente contraditória.

O capítulo 6 e 7 são muuuuito bons ("Cold Ground" e "Burning House of Love"). Fiquei muito triste pela morte da avó de Sookie que também é uma personagem de peso na história e uma ótima atriz! Acho que depois de entender que a vida é curta e que ela poderia estar morta naquele momento, Sookie se rende a sua paixão por Bill. Adorei ver o casal principal juntos daquele jeito e as cenas são bem ousadas, né. Não é uma crítica, certamente. Sensualidade é definitivamente algo inerente a histórias de vampiros, então nada de puritanismos quanto a isso ^^

Há ótimas personagens em toda a série, para falar a verdade. Gosto bastante da Tara, Jason, da senhora Stackhouse, Lafayette, Sam... Por sinal, adorei o relacionamento entre Sam e Tara. Até determinado ponto, eu achei que o Sam estava realmente envolvido com os assassinatos, mas depois que fica claro que não, eu percebi como ele é um personagem fofo ^^ E não é? Um cara bonitão que guarda um segredo que o faz ser reservado e que só quer ter um relacionamento sério! Que preciosidade.

Por outro lado, no final dessa primeira temporada, a impressão que eu tenho de Jason Stackhouse é que ele deve ser retardado! Nossa, ele só faz shit! E quando a gente pensa que ele vai se consertar, ele se mete em outra coisa pior! Falando nisso, as cenas em que ele e Amy estão sob o efeito de V são ótimas!!!! Principalmente a última na qual eles acordam na cama e saem correndo para o jardim. Ótimas cenas.

E tem um capítulo no qual sabemos um pouco mais sobre o passado de Bill e de como ele se tornou vampiro. Muito interessante. Ele acaba sendo um personagem igualmente curioso na série.

E o BL está presente em True Blood (lógico). Bill tem uns amigos do passado estranhos. Há uma cena ótima em que um cara é oferecido para que o Bill beba dele! E ele faria isso, enquanto a Sookie o assistia. E que passado pode ter havido entre Bill e Eric? Quando a Sookie presta atenção em Eric no Fangtasia e Bill percebe, ele comenta que é normal notar o Eric, pois TODOS reparam nele. E, talvez seja minha BL mind, mas quando Bill e Eric conversam, não parece que eles já tiveram um passado, meio presente. Muito bom o Eric falando que estava se sentindo abandonado porque o Bill não respondia suas inúmeras mensagens!!!!!! BL fan service!!!!!!!! Será que nos livros é pior????? E o Eric é um sueco bonitão e xerife? Quer dizer, seme? Muitos mistérios esperando uma solução nas próximas temporadas hahahahaha


Na época em que foi lançada, a HBO americana fez inúmeras campanhas partindo do pressusposto que o mundo no qual vampiros coexistem com humanos realmente existisse. Logo, espalhou pelas cidades comerciais do Tru Blood, o sangue sintético que os vampiros da série tomam e o que os possibilitou a se "integrarem" com os humanos. São campanhas muito bem humoradas.






Bom, é isso. Tinha que compartilhar. Agora vou ler o livro e certamente não vou ficar somente no primeiro volume. Quero mais True Blood!!!!!!

Omake: A música de abertura de Jace Everett, Bad Things.

True Blood Opening Theme
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