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YAMASHITA KENJIRO’S 2ND DRAMA IN JULY !

Yamashita Kenjiro who was celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday, confirmed to play in TBS’s new drama  『ナポレオンの村』(trans. Napoleon no Mura; Napoleon’s village). This drama will be aired every Sunday at 9 p.m, it’ll be first aired on Sunday, 19th July 2015. 

In this drama Kenjiro will play as the drama Heroine, Kumiko Asou’s little brother.

Noted, this will be his 2nd drama to be aired in July after Aru hi Ahiru Bass that will aired in NBS on 5th July 2015.

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(Info : twitter)

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The movie you are about to see is extremely unpleasant. If you wish to see a film about a happy little elf, I’m sure there is still plenty of seating in theatre number two. However, if you like stories about clever and reasonably attractive orphans, suspicious fires, carnivorous leeches, Italian food and secret organizations, then stay, as I retrace each and every one of the Baudelaire children’s woeful steps. My name is Lemony Snicket, and it is my sad duty to document this tale.

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In the middle of an intriguing investigation, Mr. Snicket finds that he cannot recall certain crucial details, such as fraught locations, suspicious people, helpful aphorisms and alluring inanimate objects.  Help a more or less esteemed author in his efforts to solve the mystery and get his act together.

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Count Olaf has so many significant lines in The End, but this is one of my personal favorites. When the islanders notice that Kit Snicket has the same tattoo as Olaf, whom they accept as being wicked, he says “You should either punish us both or set us both free.” Olaf is just trying to get the islanders to let him out of his birdcage but he raises an interesting question: why does Kit deserve to be free while Olaf deserves to be imprisoned?

Of course, it’s easy to see that Olaf needs to be locked up for everyone’s safety while Kit is a noble volunteer who’s trying to make the world a bit quieter. There’s really no question about that. But things get a bit confusing when you start to look at Kit’s methods–at the lying, the misuse and manipulation of children, the secrets, and the harm she’s wrought. While she thinks a lot about the good of humanity as a whole she cares very little about the welfare of individuals and uses children like tools to get her (admittedly noble) work done. And let’s not forget who gave Beatrice and Bertrand that box of poison darts at the opera! Does having good intentions make her a good person even if her methods are wrong?

Volunteers want, as Mr. Snicket so eloquently put it in Shouldn’t You Be in School, “Not an aristocracy of power, based on rank or wealth, but an aristocracy of the sensitive, the considerate, and the plucky” (SYBIS pages 207-208). But it seems like some volunteers accidentally sink to the level of a villain like Olaf while they’re trying to achieve that aristocracy and begin fighting fire with fire, probably without realizing it. So that raises the question of whether a woman like Kit Snicket should be treated on the same level as a man like Count Olaf. If one is punished, perhaps the other should be as well.

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Alright, I think I can get Sunny’s age narrowed down here!

So if she remembers having her first swim on a hot autumn day, and she was only a few weeks old, she was probably born either in early autumn or late summer. I’m going to guess late summer because for an autumn day to be hot enough for swimming it was probably a day in September–late September, since it was unusually warm out. Which would put Sunny’s birth a few weeks before that–at the end of August, approximately.

Now, we can guess that most of the events in ASOUE are taking place in winter, thanks to False Spring (which probably happens in February, but we don’t know that for sure.) I’d estimate that Book 10 happens no more than four months after the Baudelaire mansion burns down. So let’s say, for the sake of argument, that the fire was in October. That would put Sunny’s birthday at about six weeks, maybe two months, before the fire. Sunny is definitely older than two months though! In Book 1 she can crawl and has several teeth. So instead, there was probably a full year between Sunny’s first swim and the start of the series, putting Sunny at a little over a year old when it begins, and up to sixteen months by the time she’s on the island. That would match reasonably well with the progression of her walking, motor skills, and speech through the series.

These kids. These freaking kids. These incredible, wonderful, beautiful, marvelous kids.

Olaf has tried to rob them, marry them, kidnap them, and kill them. He’s murdered their guardians, abducted their friends, and been incredibly cruel to them in scheme after scheme to steal their inheritance. And even after all of that, these kids don’t think that he should be locked in a cage. Olaf has literally locked one of them in a birdcage, put their friends in a larger one, and trapped them in various unpleasant circumstances dozens of times, and they still have enough humanity and kindness left to know that caging him here might be the wrong thing to do.