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Yes, it was wonderful. And so was her post. I'll link to it again.
Good night, all, and have delightfully gay dreams!
Last night I found out that one of the kiosks had apparently only been there for the Hogswatch season, because it had finally been replaced. The new kiosk sold martial-arts movies. Mostly old stuff, like Gordon Liu movies and Shaw Brothers stuff, but as I circled around it I found that they got a bit closer to the present day. I got myself some cash (the movies were 1 for $20, two for $30, three for $40) and came back.
The woman who had told me about the price smiled at me and asked me if I had ever seen any Jet Li movies.
Those of you who have seen Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure may now insert the look and the smile Beethoven gave the guy at the music store when the music store guy asked if Beethoven were a musician.
I start tapping the various movies in front of me as I spot them. "Own that, own that, rented that, own that, rented that one-"
For the record, the Jet Li movies that I was pointing out were:
"Own that"- Fong Sai-Yuk I and II, Once Upon a Time in China, Once Upon A Time in China and America, Fist of Legend, New Legend of Shaolin, The Master, Swordsman II. Also My Father Is A Hero and Dr. Wai and the Scripture with No Words, but she didn't have them for sale. Several of the movies in this category got shipped to Iraq last year 'cos I didn't like 'em as much as I thought once I'd bought 'em and a soldier over there was asking for martial arts flicks for his unit.
"Rented that"- Hitman, High Risk, Bodyguard from Beijing, The Tai-Chi Master.
The vast majority of my movies involve Chinese guys kicking each other in the head.
pghkitten: "Ah, I see what's happening here! She was engaging in subversive discourse and inverting gender roles by taking on the persona of a man in order to reflect her conquering of a male-dominated profession!"
Yes, or maybe--just maybe--she wrote love poems to women because she was attracted to women.
fireborn: People in fandom do the same thing with slash. They babble on and on and on about how it's all subversive and an inverting of gender roles and all that jazz, and more than half the fans are standing around going, "Uhh... yeah. Right. That. Should we tell them we just find it hot?"
pghkitten: I know that the subtle defeat of the patriarchal fascist regime by an environmentally-minded ethnic minority is what I think about whenever I read about Legolas getting it on with Aragorn.
In adjectivegirl's journal:</span>
Your uterus is the size of your fist.
Your heart is the size of your fist.
Your bladder is the size of your fist.
Perfectly cylindrical strands of hair are straight.
Flat, ribbon-like strands of hair are curly.
Oval (somewhere in between flat and round) strands of hair are kinky."
To which adjectivegirl responds:
"And must be spanked! ::runs away::"