japanesedream_72: (geisha)
For anyone who's checked out the lists of books I have to part with:

http://japanesedream.livejournal.com/393559.html
http://japanesedream.livejournal.com/393940.html

The following books/comics have already been claimed:

All the Anne Rice comics
The Book of Lilith by Barbara Black Koltuv, PhD
Bram Stoker’s Dracula - The Film & The Legend
Bram Stoker’s Dracula graphic novel
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice
The Daria Diaries
Evil Offspring by J.N. Williamson
Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates
I Me Mine by George Harrison
Mafia, USA by Nicholas Gage
Midnght by Dean R. Koontz
Minutes by Daryl Hine
The Modern Witch's Spellbook by Sarah Lyddon Morrison
The Nightmare: The Psychology & Biology of Terrifying Dreams by Ernest Hartmann
The Nightmare Before Christmas flip book
The Nightmare Before Christmas pop-up book
The Nympho & Other Maniacs by Irving Wallace
The Official Rocky Horror Picture Show Audience Participation Guide
Portraits & Elegies by Gjertrud Schnackenberg
The Tank Girl collection
Transmetropolitan (comic book)
The Vision by Dean R. Koontz
Weird Vampire Tales (short story collection)
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
The Wingless Crow by Charles Fergus

I'll update this as more requests come in. Thanks, guys, & happy reading! ^_^
japanesedream_72: (miyavi)
More of the books I must give up if I'm ever gonna get out of Dodge.

Please be sure to check out the first part of the list before moving on to this one!

EDIT: If you see anything you like, please check the list of what’s gone first, to see if it has already been claimed.

Book Off, eat your heart out! (LOL) )

That's all (for now), folks!
japanesedream_72: (Default)
My cleaning/clearing-out project is seeing some very notable progress. Already purged myself of about half my clothes (it's not out of the house yet, but it is out of the closet), & now I'm working on the books.

Don't get me wrong, I love my stuff. Clothes, books, music, movies, knick-knacks, all of it. I love the circumstances under which I got various pieces (like t-shirts from concerts), & I love everyone who gave me the things they did (family & friends). I've used, appreciated, & enjoyed everything I've owned. But I can't take it all with me. So I might as well try to find my treasured items some good homes.

[livejournal.com profile] teacup_sky asked me to post the list of books I've decided (after MUCH deliberation) I can part with. It may look pretty scary, considering how much many of you know I love the topics some of these books concern. But don't worry, I'm still keeping a few things from each genre for myself.

Just to prove that statement, here is a portion of what I'm KEEPING!

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That's about 98% of what stays. The rest is upstairs, in my room. That's where my bookshelves are, but I brought down the majority of the keepers, 'cuz I didn't want to confuse them with the goers! XD

Speaking of the goers, here's that list.

EDIT: If you see anything you like, please check the list of what’s gone first, to see if it has already been claimed.

Check it out! )

Stay tuned! This is just Part 1! Lots more to come!
japanesedream_72: (hyde)
Before reading this report, PLEASE have a look at my account of this year’s Dir en grey show!

http://japanesedream.livejournal.com/383333.html

Next month, another of my J-rock loves, Vamps, are coming back to NY. I was fortunate enough to see them last year (http://japanesedream.livejournal.com/310947.html), but this time they’re playing a different venue. And anyone who’s known me for any length of time knows that if I’m unfamiliar with a venue, I’ve gotta go in early & do a “dry run”, so I’m not totally discombobulated the day of the show.

(Sorry, this entry might be a bit image-heavy for some of you.)

On to the land of roses...but first, to the bus station! )
japanesedream_72: (gackt)
nyc

This is the theatre where we're going to see Diru next month. Plenty of places in the vicinity for food & lavatories. Which is especially helpful if you plan to sit in line for 6 or 7 hours.

It was very easy to locate, & there is some lovely architecture nearby. A church stands just across the street from the subway when you arrive on 23rd St. (& right next to the subway we'll have to take back). Here is a close-up of the archway. There was also the clock tower, on the same part of the block as the theatre. Once I got back to the Times Square area & hit my haunts, I took a slightly different route back to get to the subway (just on a whim; I'll be doing the usual the day of the show), & found this hotel. Groovy, ne?

While I forgot to stop in Sephora to get the make-up I'd run out of (I'm doing okay with my stand-in stuff, but I'll have to hit Menlo Park one of the weekends before the show, 'cuz that mall & the City are the only places where I can get it), but had a nice time looking around Kinokuniya & Book Off. There was a lot of stuff I'd have liked to buy, but things were SOOOOO expensive! They had some DVD's, live stuff from Diru & Vamps & a Hyde 'best of + concert video' set, all of which cost WAY too much, esp. when I'm saving my money for the Diru show. Thought I might find some CD's, but no joy. They still had Vamps' "Evanescent" single in Kinokuniya, but I still think $12 is too much to pay for 2 songs, one of which I already have. I was hoping something like the Kozi solo stuff or Gackt's "Crescent" might show up, but no sign of the former. The latter, they had on what might have been vinyl or some kind of album-sized laser-disc (it was in a case, so I couldn't tell; I just saw the word 'digital' on there), but I didn't know if I could play it or even afford it. They had "Machine Girl", but since I haven't seen it yet, I didn't know if it was worth $20. I found a cheap copy of "Pistol Opera" in Book Off, which I've been wanting to see for years - the visuals are so bold! - but it was a Japanese print, & I didn't think it had subtitles. They also had the "Moon Child" special edition, the DVD + commemorative book (I'm assuming it's the photobook I've swiped seen so many pics of on the 'net), but I already have the movie, & I didn't want to shell out $40 for the set. And that's to say nothing of the pretty, black & white Goth-Loli dress I saw in Kinokuniya...$375!!! Unless that thing has been on Mana's body, ain't no way I'm shelling out that much for any garment.

Looked at a few interesting books, too. There was a whole rack with J-zines featuring Gackt, for some reason. I know he's popular, & is in a lot of them, but so many at once! If only I could read better...they're a bit too pricey just to look at pretty pictures (pretty as he is, lol). Anywho, as per my M.O., checked out the GL Bible section; looks like they got a new issue (33, I think they're up to), & of course, Mana-sama was in it. Oddly enough, so was Courtney Love! (Understand, I adore Courtney, but it was really weird seeing her in that particular publication.) Also found a book called "Tokyo Gaikokujin" (Tokyo Foreigners), with pictures of the Japanese domeciles of foreign-born residents. There were Americans, Indians, all sorts. (*is jealous*) It was all in Japanese, so I couldn't tell too much about it (it was also expensive). Another book had these little cartoons, & it was written in both English & Japanese. Really funny stuff! It was called "You know you've been in Japan too long..." Strangely, a couple of the things in there already apply to me! I also learned there is a term for what I am: a henna gaijin. Gaijin or Gaikokujin means 'foreigner', but a henna gaijin is a 'wannabe Japanese'. And I definitely wanna be!

I'm always a bit sad & envious, but moreso sad, when I'm in those places, because my knowledge is so lacking. Even the things I can read seem overwhelming, 'cuz there's so MUCH that I can only glance at things (or I'd be there all night!), & what I can read, I have to read VERY slowly. But it gets balanced out by how comfortable I am there, & I just keep telling myself, "Someday." I hope I'm not lying to myself.

In any case, a gaijin dude I'd seen in one of the aisles at Kinokuniya recognised me when he saw me later in Book Off. I didn't get a chance to check the upstairs manga section at Book Off (I can't remember if they have English stuff up there or if it's all Japanese; I usually spend most or all of my time there mired in music & movies), but I couldn't find any Banana Fish. I did find out, though (at home, not in the City), that "Monster" might start showing on Sci-Fi/Syfy next week (they do Anime on Monday nights). Toshie said that's pretty good.

I got to use a little practical Japanese, though, in Chiyoda Sushi, where I absolutely had to go (after passing up buying the Kill Bill set for $14 - I might be able to get them cheaper in Princeton), as I hadn't eaten since breakfast & it was nearly dinner time, so I was getting a bit dizzy. They're really nice in there. Had a lovely meal of brown rice, pumpkin tempura, & these mixed vegetable batter-cooked thingies (not tempura, though; I don't know what you'd call them), with Calpis (a sort of milky soda) to drink. Picked up some foods for home, too - dorayaki (bean paste-filled wheat cake), daifuku (sort of marshmallowy things), hijiki onigiri (a rice/seaweed thing; hijiki is, I think, brown rice & dark seaweed), burdock with carrots & sesame seeds (burdock is some kind of root; I usually get either that or lotus root when I go there, whichever is available), & a dinner bowl of whitefish & other assorted yummy things over white rice. Oh, & another bottle of Calpis.

After that, it was back Penn Station to catch the train. I lucked out, 'cuz it started boarding 10 minutes early. I'd brought a book with me (Koji Suzuki's "Dark Water"), so I got in some reading on the way there & back.

And that was my day.

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