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July 25th, 2006 (05:55 am)

current mood: aggravated

Creepy bug season is here. Last night I watched a foot-long millipede race across the carpet then under the bookcase. It's lurking there, watching me and waiting for the right time to scare the hell out of me.

Finally saw Pirates of the Caribbean over the weekend. I'm officially declaring a personal moritorium on special effects movies for the rest of the year. Between this, and that monstrous Superman movie I'm overwhelmed by impossible geography, gravity-defying action, and super-cool CGI that's makes actors obsolete and competent storytelling extinct. You can dazzle me however many ways you want, but it won't change the fact that this movie was nothing but an extended game of keep-a-way. Want to see a great fantasy/adventure? Check out Michael Powell's "The Thief of Bagdad(sic)." Because in 1940 movies could make the viewer gasp in wonder AND tell a story.

Now, on to the main attraction. I scanned the tourbook from Buck-Tick's NOT Greatest Tour. The only special effect required was the band itself:


I love the black and white portraits against the empty backgrounds. Looking at these made me wonder if anyone's ever made a set of B-T paperdolls.

Apologies for the image bleed-through. Not that you can tell, but black paper was used behind them.










This is just a sample of the middle of the book. A series of psychedelic collag-y pics, die-cut across the center to create a kind of interactive flippy book.










Posted by: ladygrat (ladygrat)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)

Thanks again !!!

I saw Pirates of the Caribbean last saturday... and was not that entertainment as I thought it would be... and about superman.. wacala!!! 20 minutes after the begining of the movie I was asleep ^_^

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
THE eye

Even Johnny Depp couldn't save that movie. How sad : ( And your welcome!

Posted by: エスイー (tryingtorun)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)

Damn. BT can never do enough B&W photos as far as I'm concerned. The ones of Toll are just ..sugoooooiii~ *__*
*sighs* And Acchan's curled hair..

Yes yes, movies these days just don't even try. They want to dazzle you with their special effects and handsome stars and franchise and.. that's pretty much it :/ ..But I've already ranted on the Pirates movie ^^;

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
THE eye

I just re-read your Pirates rant. Agreed. Will Turner and Whatshername should be um... eliminated. I think Toll has never looked so glam and I love it :D

Posted by: エスイー (tryingtorun)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)

Wtf, and the only good actor gets ..temporarily removed. Unless someone drags me along, I'm not interested in seeing the next movie. It's doomed to not having enough Johnny Depp in it :/ I know! Those pictures of Toll made my eyes pop out like "DAYUM!" XP Whoever set up those pics with his drumset should be given a bouquet of candy!

Posted by: pk. (gastly)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)

That movie... I swear to god had like 20 minutes of plot stretched into two hours. But you know fangirls are good because they get LEGOLAs!~!~` and JOHNNYDEPEPZLCLOL so they're good.

Lolz orlando bloom can't act ><; ONLY COOL GUY IN THAT MOVE = Barbosa because Geoffrey rush is made of awesome. AWESOME I SAY.

and and and *dies at pictures*

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
THE eye

Aww... Johnny's still cool too, even though I feel like his character wasn't in it enough. Or maybe it's just cause there was sooo much animated crap in that movie Johnny got lost. :/

Posted by: pk. (gastly)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)

I like Johnny Depp haha. I'm just sayin'. I thought that it was because he was working with such bad actors lol. And they gave him lame campy lines that just played off the 'popular' moments from the first film. He's great though, and I think he does an amazing job as Jack... he's just surrounded by um, very unseasoned actors ^^;

Posted by: Krystle (falleninsanity)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)

sdfjksdhf I hate bugs so much. well most of them, especially millipedes and centipedes ugh.

potc2 was amazing in it's graphics and effects, but severly lacked in plot. i think people forgot about the plot and were sucked into all of the effects. D: I know I left the theatre going 'wow that was a good movie' but now that i look back on it i'm like 'what even happened?' haha 8D;

beautiful scans, as always. you gotta love the psychedelic ness. my kuratta taiyou photobook that i ordered from mal is nothing but trippy looking. i still love it though haha XD

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
THE eye

Yeah lots of amazing effects AND... nothing else. I've got that photobook too! I don't know how the screaming monkeys fit in, but it's fun to look at XD.

Posted by: Krystle (falleninsanity)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)

rofl i know! oh b-t and their own odd graphics XD

Posted by: M.A.D. Queen of Malak Ta'us (_maldorora)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
fur mal & niko jan 05


Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)

Yes, and the next time I see it I'll swear it was a YARD long. Ewwwwwww. I Loathe those bugs.

Posted by: Atsushi Sakurai's mistress (torment2romance)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)

Thank god! I thought pirates two was terrible as well...also..AHGHGHGHGHGHGHG ,K\HDFGL,K\HFDFGVD ATSUSHI IS SO BEAUTIFUL!! Fallen from heaven indeed! Thanks so much for posting these, i'm going to die aiii!!

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)

Atsushi can wash away all the bad that was that movie :D

Posted by: afina doran aka luck (the_crevetka)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)

Very beautiful!
thanks a lot!!!
Atsushi with curly hair - nice nice nice)))) Like Vampire lady)

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)

Like Vampire lady only... even lovlier 8P And you're welcome!

Posted by: violetvain (violetvain)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)

I hope it's okay to post here. I'm new and I sneakily added you as a friend because, well, I needed my Atsushi fix ;-) I sincerely hope doing that was okay. If not,let me know and I'll go back to lurking and drooling over all the nice Atsushi pictures.

I'm also new to discovering Atsushi via Romance and when I saw the video I was instantly bitten. He is one hot man!!! Unfortunately, I've had some difficulty finding icons of this beauty hence my need to find pix, lots and lots of pix, so that I can make my own...if I have to..which is why I was so happy when you put a link to your journal on the B-T lj (I believe it was).

Anyway, thank you for allllll of the pix you have posted in your journal :p You've made this fan verrry happy!

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)

Hi and welcome! I'm happy to have you as a new friend :D I was the biggest lurker EVER, until I started this page. I wanted to make a place that I always hoped I would find when I was a new fan. So, in a way this page is for you. Enjoy the pics and whatever else you find here. And you're most welcome XD.
Oh - one more thing. You're icon is lovely :D

Posted by: violetvain (violetvain)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)

Thank you for the warm welcome and the nice compliment about my icon :p

Now to go run and watch the Kagerou video for the 50millionth time *sigh*

Posted by: visual_mistress (visual_mistress)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)

Thank you again!! With you around none of us will ever want for B-T goodness, lol. God these look good!

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)

You're welcome! #1 maybe for the T-N contest?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)

Haha, as soon as I seen those pics my first thought was 'this would be great to enter the contest with!' They are all great but those B&W's are just beautiful!! I had this rounds pic all picked out but now I am debating on if I should still use it and use one of these next round or go the other way around. I always fear each round over there will be his last and well each one nearly is.

Posted by: Female Chauvinist Pig (reiji_fujin)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
Dark Side

Oh god, looks like I cosplayed this Atsushi's image without knowing %)

Posted by: tigerpal (tigerpal)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)

OMG! You DO look like him!

Posted by: Female Chauvinist Pig (reiji_fujin)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 11:28 am (UTC)
Dark Side

Maybe he is my lost father XD

Posted by: Dasha (takashi_yagami)
Posted at: December 31st, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)

I got your message but forgot to reply >.<
Thanks for the permission ^^
Interesting scans... I've seen the Atsushi ones before, but I've never seen the rest of the band from the tourbook. I usually use Atsu only in graphic and icon making, but I gotta admit these are pretty artsy (the ones where they're holding the instruments.)
They're begging to be turned into graphics...

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