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Okay, so, a few days ago I broke my arm and leg. While stepping outside to run to the store, I slipped and tumbled down the entire staircase, smacked my head really hard on my neighbor's door at the bottom, and then kind of blinked at my leg trying to figure out why it hurt so bad. So, anyway, my neighbors took me to the emergency room, called my brother and- yeah. I passed out. Not because of the pain, though I am sure that played a part in it, but because hospitals freak me out.

Anyway. I am now bored, immobile (moving around with crutches when you have a broken arm is not fun), and on strong painkillers. And bored.

Does anyone have any anime, manga, movie or book suggestions to keep me entertained?

Date: 2009-01-26 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Petshop of Horrors. Tokyo Babylon, if you haven't read it and the sequel, X/1999

The Cain Saga/Godchild (it's weird numbering) it goes Can saga vol 1,2,3,4 and 4 part 2 like FF and then Godchild is the second part of it

Nana, Vampire Knight,Skip beat. Black cat ^^ and Boys over flowers

Date: 2009-01-26 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I will totally check those out! I've watched a little bit of Tokyo Babylon, and have been meaning to watch the rest of it.

Date: 2009-01-26 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
the anime is more like snap shots of their lives. My friend and i watched it. I chcecked the manga out from the libraries down here ^^ I LOVE TB with a passion. Seishirou/Subaru FTW \o/

Date: 2009-01-26 06:39 am (UTC)
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Isn't Seishirou/Subaru, like, ultimately fucked up and twisted?

Date: 2009-01-26 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The definition of Love/Hate They are just so I love Seishirou and hate him at the same time. But their story is just amazing! One of Clamp's best works

Date: 2009-01-26 06:30 am (UTC)
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*cringes* Oh. My. Gosh. I'm so, so sorry!

So I'm not good at books but her is a triology I just started. The first one is called Sabriel by Garth Nixn. Here is the summary for it.

Sent to a boarding school in Ancelstierre as a young child, Sabriel has had little experience with the random power of Free Magic or the Dead who refuse to stay dead in the Old Kingdom. But during her final semester, her father, the Abhorsen, goes missing, and Sabriel knows she must enter the Old Kingdom to find him. She soon finds companions in Mogget, a cat whose aloof manner barely conceals its malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories. As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death -- and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. With Sabriel, the first installment in the Abhorsen trilogy, Garth Nix exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star, in a novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn't always clear -- and sometimes disappears altogether.

That's all I've got.

Date: 2009-01-26 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hm. That sounds interesting. I'll have my brother see if our library has it.

Date: 2009-01-26 07:23 am (UTC)
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I think, for manga, you would like Deadman Wonderland and Fairy Tale. For anime, you should check out the movie Steamboy and The Place Promised In Our Early Days. For books, anything by David Mitchell, to start.

Date: 2009-01-26 09:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Steamboy! That was it! When my brother was renting me movies today, I couldn't think of what the one I wanted was called!

Date: 2009-01-26 07:38 am (UTC)
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*grimaces* Jesus, that's awful.

Seconding the rec for Sabriel. I actually think that book is a bit iffy, but the other two books in the trilogy (Lirael, and Abhorsen) are fantastic. Very much worth reading.

Movie wise, I saw The Fountain recently and recommend the shit out of it. There's some timeline wackiness in it, but it's so astonishingly beautiful and layered. Seriously amazing.

Date: 2009-01-26 09:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I will add those to the list I am going to give my brother tomorrow morning. *grin*

Date: 2009-01-26 09:07 am (UTC)
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Oh man that sounds really painful. I'm not into anything big at the moment, but I do hope you heal up! *HUGS*

Date: 2009-01-26 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks <3

I am trying to be positive about this. I mean, okay, so I broke two limbs and bruised my brain and am miserable. But- I now have a reason not to go to my sister's wedding AND I get to be lazy and read a lot.

Date: 2009-01-26 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG honey I'm sorry! That so sucks. I hope you're able to get out of the hospital soon. Do post on here and keep us updated. I hate hospitals, too...! *hugs*

Well you can read the Vampire Knight manga online right here:

It's really absorbing so I bet it will help pass the time well. For anime, well if you are laid up for a while a nice long series is great... have you seen Hikaru no Go? That is terrific and not all that angsty or whatever (well comparatively anyway)... I used to have the episodes on my lappy and watch them in the airport and things. Also Genshiken is a terrific little anime, really funny and upbeat, makes fun of the otaku lifestyle... My sempai sent it to me when I was depressed once and it really made me laugh.

Have you seen Gankutsuou? That is amazing. Very angsty, but gah, so great. Also if you haven't seen the classics like Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, or Trigun, those are all really good. Kenshin is awesome too although skip the 3rd season it sucked. Saiyuki? TOTALLY made of win. The manga is much better than the anime.

BTW was it your right arm and left leg? How Ed-like...! O_o Anyway get well soon honey!

Date: 2009-01-27 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They said I'll probably be able to go home by Friday. Which is good. Everytime I see the IV in my arm I feel faint. (I hate needles so much.)

Those all look great! Thanks! Vampire Knight is super absorbing. I meant to just check it out and ended up reading it for thirty minutes! I've seen Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop, but all the others I've only seen a few episodes of. (Incidentally, the few episodes of Kenshin I saw were all season 3. That could be why I never saw the appeal of that show.)

And yes, it was my right arm and left leg. (I think I should convince my ex to draw automail on my casts!) Good thing I am left handed.

Date: 2009-01-26 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG!! That's insane!! My suggestions for this time of inactivity are to watch Coffee Prince (Korean Drama) and start watching Boys Before Flowers (the Korean one) on!! Both are way amusing and will keep you entertained!! I swearz!!! Now, sit while thy bones heal!!

Date: 2009-01-27 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Boys Before Flowers looks awesome. Thanks <3

Date: 2009-01-26 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMDG!! *hugs you gently*

I hate that this has happened to you. I know what it's like to be laid up with an injury but I can't imagine breaking an arm and a leg at the same time. good luck getting better and I hope you are not in the hospital for long.

I am reading a sci-fi series by L. Hamilton the first book is Guilty Pleasures.
If you are looking for manga yaoi I suggest the series Love Mode. ^_^

Date: 2009-01-27 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They told me I should get to go home by Friday. That makes me very happy, because while hospital food isn't as bad as people make it out to be, I am used to my brother's cooking, and miss it dearly.

Both those look interesting, I shall check them out! Thank you <3

Date: 2009-01-27 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are welcome and I hope you enjoy them *hugs*