June 12th, 2008

dragons got claws!

Tempus fugit

It's the 13th in Japan? Then happy birthday, kagenami! May the next year be better than this.

Am discovering the sad fact that if you don't use it, you lose it. 'It' in this case is reading Japanese prose. Time was-- time being 2005-- I could trundle along fairly happily through the 12 Kingdoms novels, which have a rep of being slightly difficult. Now I'm stumbling through やさしい竜の殺し方, 'How to Kill Gentle Dragons', a YA fantasy novel, which was recc'd here. So far I have yet to encounter any dragons at all, gentle or otherwise, but so far isn't very far. I'm not even sure that the title isn't intended to be 'The Gentle Art of Slaying Dragons.' Whatever, we do at least have our requisite fantasy silver-haired purple-eyed character, though with the current brainfry I'm not actually sure if he's in fact either.