Lookit I'm posting again
Packing for holiday >>>> Packing to move house
Milan on Saturday! Milan on Saturday!
Sadly, Milan on Saturday = hardly any sleep tomorrow ;_;
I am going to be so tired on Monday, thank God I'm taking the day off work.
So, having synchronised Tsubasa and xxxHolic chapters this week is really exciting. I'm pretty sure that the endings of both series are going to be really intertwined, I can feel it in my waters (and I'm not talking about a possible bladder infection here). Watanuki is sure to end up being really important; hey, maybe Fei Wang Reed is going to end up falling in love with Watanuki too, seeing as how the subtitle for xxxHolic could easily be Everyone loves Watanuki. Although, if you think about it, the subtitle of Tsubasa could be Everyone loves Sakura, which would make a convenient kind of symmetry. Hey, maybe Fei Wang Reed will fall in love with Sakura and Watanuki and be filled with goodness and will stop being the 'bad-guy'; and then Sakura and Watanuki will fall in love with each other and walk off into the sunset together (I suppose that would have to leave us with Syaoran/Himawari, Fay/Doumeki, and Kurogane/Mokona/Mokona?)
I...I'm scaring myself.
Comment from: Janine Member
Oh, light blue is quite a bit nicer than dark grey. Ant it’s not shallow to like the flat because of the mural - means you have good eye for atr :) Speaking of, I do take commissions – the prices start at $125/150 for a small piece about 10 inches and the usual piece that’s 18”x24” or 16”x20’ is anywhere from $250-$500.00, the largest I go is 24”x26” and that ranges at $1500-$2000+. However, some of my very special friends (especially those living in London’s Zone 1 …just kidding ^^) may receive a gift and not have to commission stuff. I can do an abstract Pollock-esque piece (but nicer!) for you which will take a bit less time or a more traditional piece that will take longer. Lmk what you would like to see.
So, on to “Master and Margarita” – some people hate the book, some love it, but it’s definitely worthwhile to make an attempt to read it. (Caveat: my view is a bit biased since I can read in Russian) So, there are 3 main story lines that start as separate pieces but come together as the novel develops: 1. The love story of Master & Margarita, 2. Moscow of the 1930’s that’s visited by Voland (aka the devil himself & a few of his assistants) and this is also the time when the first repressions began (some historical background knowledge of what was going on at that time in Russia is very handy), 3. The story of the last day of Christ – a very interesting and unusual point of view. This was a forbidden book in the USSR for quite some time and Bulgakov was lucky to die early, otherwise he would have surely been thrown to prison, or labor camp or some other equally pleasant place. Are you intrigued enough? You know what we should do – start reading it at the same time (I read it twice and am ready for 1 more) and compare notes.
BTW a real British accent is always better that a fake one, especially coming form you. (You visit EU but why, oh why have you forsaken the new world!) Plus, all my accents sound the same - really bad! :P
“This was a forbidden book in the USSR for quite some time and Bulgakov was lucky to die early”
Forbidden book = I want to read it! I want to read it! (but most probably won’t until sometime next year.
Ooh, an abstract piece sounds interesting (especially if it was nice and colourful), but I don’t think I can afford even the lower prices at the moment T_T (I just frittered away loads of money in Milan). Also, I don’t want to take up too much of your time.
But, let me reciprocate: if you ever want me to draw anything for you, please let me know (I need to get back into the flow of drawing at the moment). Of course, I can only offer meager black and white manga-style scribbles on A4 paper…
ps. How goes the job search?