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Life…Is Complete.

Yin and Yang

Because you can’t have one without the other, no Hideko without Sook-hee, even if the two contents are similar, and no matter if it costs an arm and a leg (these books Jesus Christ), I just have to have both!

That’s what The Handmaiden and Fingersmith mean to me!

When I say they are perfect, I mean it with all my heart and I will gobble up all and any content about them!

And so, I went and got the Hideko version of The Moments!

Even more expensive than the Sook-kee version 😭

Ah, the things we do for love…

Ja


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Praised Be!

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HALLELLUJAH!

This really is #PrideMonth huh!

I mean, look who decided to drop in today!?!! If you are wondering why there was not what you were expecting today, this is why!! I have literally spent all day just worshipping this Holy Book, that’s…I have literally gotten over the money I spent on this one!

It’s all worth it!

Like, seriously, you have no idea how massive this book is!! I’ll just say that it would be right at home in one of those fancy top class museums where they keep golden bound books because my God!

Holding this book in my hands makes me feel like I have some kind of super power or something!

I frikkin love it!

Plain Archive you awesome Bitches you, you have once again outdone yourselves!!!! It’s why you are almost the best in the business (you just need to expand your potifolio to other countries and we are top!)

Here is something to help you scale this grand book a little bit…

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That’s a normal-sized Blu-ray right there next to this magnificent beast! Look at the size!!! As for the height, it’s almost the width of a smart phone, like Jesus!

And that binding…frikkin chef’s kiss!!!!

THE BEST NOVEL – Fingersmith!

THE BEST ADAPTATION – The Handmaiden!

And now we have the best damn side book ever created!

My life is practically complete! I have no complaints anymore! I already have the perfect book, which spawned the perfect movie, that has given birth to great side content, like…I feel as if I just skipped to the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy!

As for what’s in the book, lots and lots of images , like, 90% photos and 10% interview and other BTS talk!

Now if you will excuse me, I am heading back in for round three!

Ja


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H’ya Everyone. Been a while

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Hi all, it’s been so long! Reason? Well, if you were following me on twitter, you know but the reason is that I was avoiding anything that would have taken my enjoyment of Wonder Woman away and also I had probs with my PC. Yes, I am talking about the new movie that just came out last weekend.

It’s been covert but most of you probably can tell I am a huge DCEU fan. After what happened with the first three movies, even though I enjoyed them all, I can’t deny that my first viewings were ruined by what was going on through my mind, as a result of me reading all the reviews, reactions and posts about said movies before  I got the chance to watch them myself.

It took me three viewings to finally start enjoying BvS on my own terms because all I saw were the flaws that people had pointed out and that took a lot out of it. Eventually of course I got over it but the sour taste still remains. I wanted to enjoy those movies the first time with the rest but alas.

And so for Wonder Woman, I decided to hide away from the interwebs as much as I could. It was hard but I managed it and I have never been so glad! Yesterday was my 5th and final viewing of Wonder Woman but as for what I thought about it, that is for another post.

For now I am just letting you know I am back and sharing some of the SWAG I got in these past few weeks while away. Other than this, a lot of other great things happened in this period. My birthday happened, a 7 year old ship finally delivered the good for all involved, making my forever happy I stuck with them all through these challenging seasons, yuri is everywhere, seriously, a lot of things happened while I was in hiding. Hopefully I get to write about all of them!

Anyway, jump over for pics of the interesting of SWAG I got. As for DIVA, I just replaced the parts that died but I am planning on a full upgrade soon. I also grabbed a new camera (see twitter) that I used to grab these pics. Yes, my S8 camera is not bad but come on! A phone camera is still a phone camera. Or maybe it was because I got hooked on cameras after re-watching the Pang brothers’ ‘Ab-normal Beauty’ (We need to talk about this BTW)? I don’t know.

The collection includes my very first Plain Archive purchase The Silenced Blu-ray, The special 2disc French Handmaiden Blu-ray, the Korean 3Disc Handmaiden DVD, and the Netherlands 2Disc Fingersmith DVD. The Germany version of Handmaiden is on the way and the English version of the Special Extended Blu-ray coming in Aug is already on pre-order.

You all know what this means, right? Why I have all medium of The Handmaiden? Well, you will soon find out!

For now, it is great to be back. So jump over for the pics of what comes in these lovely boxsets…
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[Ahgassi] God is in Heaven, All is Right With the World!

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Oh God, the happiness! The happinessssss! I am so very happy dear Readers! Oh my Lord! I love this movie so very much! I love everything about it! Nothing, and I mean nothing, has been a let down for me when it comes to The Handmaiden! Everything is just so perfect! So perfect I decided to but everything related to this movie! I don’t care that I don’t understand the language the good are in (I am looking at you Script Book), and I don’t care how much I need to dish out (bought four versions of the OST just to get the two above posters), this movie deserves everything after making me so damn happy!

And so today here comes the second swag of Ahgassi (the first being the Photobook). And my God, I feel like I just upgraded to  higher plane of happiness than the one I was in before. And I thought I wouldn’t be more happier when it came to this movie! I was so wrong.

I had my doubts! Actually, as I opened up the box, my happiness plummeted quite a bit because there was only one poster holder. I was like – A_ah, I knew it! They would only give me one poster per purchase, doesn’t matter if I bought both the Hideo and Sook-hee version of the CD. It never even occurred to me that there might be more than one poster inside!

There were two posters inside! And you already know which ones!!! Like, how even?!! Let me tell you now, I am never lucky in things like this that require chance! I bought four version (other two from YesAsia) because I wanted to increase my chances! Well dear Readers, it looks like I don’t even need the YesAsia CDs anymore! In one hit, I got all the posters I wanted! In one hit…I don’t believe it!

I can only think this is because of The Handmaiden! This movie has been so good to me that it has even now increased my luck! Like, how am I supposed to love Ahgassi even more?! I already love it like no other!

With the posters, of course came the two CDs – The Hideo ver (with Sook-hee on the Disc) and the Sook-hee version (with Hideko on the Disc). The version sold on itunes store is of course the Hideko ver (as seen by the Sook-hee image used).

The other good that came with is the Script Book for the movie. As expected it is in the original languages only. By that I mean Japanese and Korean of course. But I am pretty sure that we will be seeing an English ver later on, especially after the movie hits English theatres from September and more hearts are stolen by The Handmaiden! For now I can only guess scenes from the Japanese, like the scene I took the photo of. That is the Scene where Sook-hee barfs at The Count’s attempt at seducing Hideko during the fruit painting lessons in the living room.

As for the OSTs, you already know what I am going to say in regards to the music – perfection! I have had the CD (Sook-hee vers since I have Hideko ver on Digital) playing all the day non-stop since I got the goods! It is oh so good! So good that I did not even bother skipping those lewd tracks as well even with other people in the house, because IIDGAF!

Ah, those tracks I am talking about are the ones with the sounds of Hideko and Sook-hee during that last sex scene with the bells! Yep, that is a track on the OST! Just pure sexy sounds that maybe anyone who hasn’t seen the movie would not know what they are doing! I mean, they are hearing bells, what could they possibly be doing with bells? (heh)

The music is just so good! And continuing on the awesomeness that this movie already is, they gave musicians a present out there by including sheet music for some of the songs so they can play themselves! Like, how not to love that!

To the less educated, there are lyrics (in Korean of course) and some pics in the booklet! They have everyone covered!

As for differences, I am sure there is something different from the Hideko ver as opposed to the Sook-hee version (other than the visible of course) so I will just keep on searching for them.

Meanwhile, I am still listening to this soundtrack and have already found my favourites, while I decide what to do with the yesAsia purchase. I don’t need it but the orders (yes, two of them) are already on their way here. I wonder if I can return them and get a refund? I will maybe wait and see what posters I get. If I got the 3P one, I will keep them. Otherwise, they are returning!

As for my favourite tracks:

  1. My Tamako, My Sook-hee (Track 31)
  2. The Footsteps of My Dear Love / Imi Oneun Sori (Track 38)
  3. Wedding (Track 18)
  4. The Tree From Mount Fuji (Track 01)
  5. You’re My Baby Miss (Track 07)
  6. Four Small Silver Balls (Track 36) <- DON’T SAY A WORD!!!!

I love The Handmaiden. I love Ahgassi!

My Ahgassi, My Handmaiden!

Good night!


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[Ahgassi] A Huge Round of Applause!!

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For Winning Best Actress and Best Female New Comer of the Year!
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Like, I don’t mean to brag but I so saw that coming!

Kim Min-hee was the one who won Best Actress and Tae-ri Best New Comer, in case anyone was remotely confused.

Sadly, Park Chan-wook couldn’t join them in winnings as best Director (That went to the director of The Wailing). The Handmaiden already snabbed the Cannes Prize for Technical Design (A first in its category I hear) and I am pretty sure the Music Score will win something too.

Could the movie win Best Movie sometime this year or next? I am sure it will, even though Park Chan-wook not taking Best Director is kind of discouraging. But really, what we have got is cause for much celebration! An R rated movie taking awards with both our lead Ladies winning is nothing to sneeze at!!

I haven’t felt this great since the 2008 CBS Drama awards when Moon Geun-young and Moon Chae-won shocked the world by winning Best Couple for their roles as Yun-bok and  Jeong-hyang in my favourite drama of all time – Painter of The Wind!

Now then, to wait for the Director’s Cut, that should be out by the end of today, if all goes according to plan! Not that I am ready for it. I still can’t handle the ‘normal’ version. There is no way I can handle the Director’s Cut!

Any way, night!