Thu. May 23rd, 2024

The penalties and rewards of working in libraries struck again because I encountered a couple items on the shelves I just had to borrow. They were The Art of D’scard’ng by Nagisa Tatsumi and British Weird edited by James Machin. It’s weird alright, since they both seemed to be waiting for me, especially the D’scard’ng book, a plain white hardback I found lying on its own on a shelf where it shouldn’t be – it had been discarded, you might say. When I saw what it was (the subtitle was ‘How to get rid of clutter and find joy’) and that the author was Japanese, it genuinely spoke to me. Flicking through it, I saw there was not much that hadn’t already occurred to me in the constant life hack that is clearing out your clutter, but I knew it would be a good reminder to get me motivated to do it, yet again. The British Weird book is a collection of short stories from 1893 – 1937, featuring works by Edith Nesbit, John Buchan and others. I was especially interested in ‘Mary Butts‘ influential 1933 essay on supernatural writing, “Ghosties and Ghoulies”‘ (from the blurb). Figured I’d just read that and leave the stories alone, so it would be a quick read, but I will probably read it all anyway. I love weird and wonderful themed short story collections. Anyway, check that cover!

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Whoah, speaking of weird, before I headed off for work today I saw in the TV guide a film coming up called Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter, a 1966 film directed by William Beaudine (his last film, along with Billy the Kid Versus Dracula – wtf?). The title alone had me interested. I love wacky mixed genre films like this – or at least the idea of them. Reading the outline on Wiki, it turns out it’s the grand daughter who James meets, not the daughter (my god, Frankenstein having a daughter even, think about that!). Looks like fun, even though the reviews on Letterboxd were a bit lukewarm. So it’s getting recorded on the PVR to be seen at a later date.

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After work I went to my local Officeworks and printed up a bunch of Twice posters I’ve collected on A3. At 90 cents a sheet it’s a good way to get rid of that pesky small change I have lying around. It’s a thing I do. Don’t judge, it makes me happy. I like looking at the Twice girls on a large format, instead of the dinky little phone screen size I usually see them on. It somehow makes them more real for me. And damn they’re photogenic! I’m still very much enjoying their With You-th album, with the song You Get Me in particular on high rotation. Wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be my most played song for the year. I love it so much. Here are the lyrics, which are by Twice member Dahyun. Much of it’s in Korean, but you can get the gist:

YOU GET ME by Twice

I’m standing somewhere
여긴 도대체 어디쯤일까?
낯선 곳에서 그만 벗어나
Wish I find the place
자유로운 그 공간 속에
너와 함께 머물고 싶어, yeah

지금 당장 내게로
달려와 꽉 안아줘
절대 놓지 말아줘
Just hold on tight

‘Cause you get me
Oh, when I’m with you, I’m the best me
Lately, I’ve been feeling like everything’s enough
너와 함께라면

You get me
I could be the one if you let me
Lately, I’ve been feeling like everything’s enough
네 곁에 있으면

Oh, you make me glow
날 비추는 네 눈빛이 마치
Yeah, it kinda feels like a movie
This city is ours, 우리만의 (yeah)
아름다운 순간을 채워
완전한 이 세상을 이뤄 (oh-oh, yeah)

I never have to fakе it (ooh, yeah)
모든 걸 느껴 이미 (ooh, yeah)
Don’t evеn have to say it (oh)
You already know

‘Cause you get me
Oh, when I’m with you, I’m the best me
Lately, I’ve been feeling like everything’s enough
너와 함께라면

You get me (’cause you get me)
I could be the one if you let me
Lately, I’ve been feeling like everything’s enough
네 곁에 있으면

Whoo-ooh, ooh-ooh
Whoo-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Whoo-ooh, ooh-ooh
You got me, I got you, we got it for life

Whoo-ooh, ooh-ooh (oh-oh, oh-oh)
Whoo-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh (oh, oh-oh-oh)
Whoo-ooh, ooh-ooh
You got me, I got you, we got it for life…

Songwriters: Brooke Tomlinson / Jeoff Harris / Sofia Kay / Da Hyun Kim

YOU GET ME lyrics © Jyp Publishing

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