January 5th, 2010

yoshitoshi: caocao

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I'm watching Red Cliff in smallish increments, being one of those people who likes to have watched a thing the way other people like to have written. (I don't know why this is. Infinite distractibility, maybe; or a long-standing and usually well-founded anxiety that I'll be either harrowed or embarrassed by what I'm seeing.) Right now Xiao Qiao is making tea for Cao Cao, and beautiful as Xiao Qiao is, I'm finding the ruse a bit mh well-- a pointless distraction, in short. What did the woman think she'd accomplish anyway?

If this seems to be far along in the action, since it's well into part 2, the reason is that my DVD player thinks Red Cliff 1 is the wrong format and refuses to play it. That it's exactly the same format and company as pt 2 makes no difference. So I watch pt 2, which is reputedly slashier than 1 anyway. In time I'll overcome my technophobia and try pt 1 on the computer, something I've never done to date.
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