so, I literally spend years collecting Cartoon KAT-TUN episodes with english subtitles and I finally managed to get the full Season 1 and Season 2. I still have half the episodes (if not more) to go with Season 3, so please, if anyone know where I can find any episode of Season 3 with english subtitles, please share it with me. Also, I will start uploading all of the episodes soon so we can all enjoy them together.
If you are Saami and you follow this blog (or you know somebody who could help), I have a very big favor to ask. I am in need of reliable English-language sources for both Saami history and current political events and issues, preferably (but not limited to) in Finland.
If you know of very reliable books, websites, Youtube videos, political activists and speakers on social media (that include an English translation or subtitles), please let me know as soon as possible. Respond to this thread or send me a private message or submission.
First off, can someone tell me why the movie got so much shit? I thought it was good! It was fun at the very least. Sure its cheesy at times but the story is based on true events. Loosely based and exaggerated but it’s core is rooted in history. I just don’t get it. Is it because Keanu Reeves is in it or that it’s in English when it really should be in Japanese with English Subtitles? Please help me out here!
Anyway, after watching the movie, legally of course, ahem….I felt inspired to check out the actual burial site of the real 47 ronin. Turns out it’s at the Sengakuji Temple in the Shinagawa area of Tokyo. The story as depicted in the movie is obviously a beefed up, mystical interpretation made for the Marvel movie generation but it’s surprisingly similar to the story as depicted in the history books.
Now, I’m not even going to attempt to explain the story here in the likely chance I butcher the shit out of it. There’s plenty of info online about the events that actually did take place. For example, the incident at Edo Castle actually did happen. Apparently, Lord Asano attacked Lord Kira for being an arrogant, corrupt, smug asshole and when the shogun heard news of this, Lord Asano was forced to commit honorable suicide (seppuku) as punishment for his shameful actions. In retaliation, the samurai under Lord Asano, who being master-less at this point and were now referred to as ronin, plotted their revenge for a period of 2 years. After which, a carefully plotted raid on Lord Kira’s compound took place that resulted in the ronin walking away with Lord Kira’s head in a bag. GANGSTA! Upon returning to Sengakuji Temple, they all were ordered to commit seppuku for the act of murder, even though they acted in accordance with Bushido law. Wait, I just said I wouldn’t try to butcher the story and there I go and butcher the story. Fuck!
Its an fucking epic story. A story of courage, determination, will power, loyalty and honor. Yes its also a story of straight up Clint Eastwoodism. Kinda makes me want to take revenge on my enemies and stick a blade in my gut. Just kidding! Although I wouldn’t be surprised if the rate of revenge murder and subsequent suicide doesn’t increase since the movie kinda glamorizes the shit out of it.
The temple is quite beautiful but I must admit, after walking through it I found myself asking, “is this the whole thing”? and “where’s the rest of it”? Considering it’s the burial ground for some of the most epic men in Japanese history, you’d think their graves would have a little more pizzazz to them. I know that sounds insane but seriously, I felt it wasn’t a fitting tribute. But honestly, who am I to say such things? Even though I have Japanese blood flowing through my clogging arteries, I’m but a visitor in this land of my peoples.
The pictures above are from the temple as you’ve probably guessed. The larger grave at the bottom of the set is the grave of Kuranosuke Oishi who was the leader of the 47 ronin. The larger more elaborate grave is that of Lord Asano. The other ronin have the smaller graves stones which are lined up next to that of Oishi and Lord Asano. It was a somber moment and there was an energy in the air. There were also several people who were burning incense and saying prayers at each of the graves. It was a wonderful thing to witness. I would really encourage each of you to visit this temple if you have an opportunity to do so. There is also two museums at the site. Admission for both is only 500 yen and the first museum features scrolls and letters from the ronin as they plotted their revenge. Also, it features many articles of clothing and weapons as well. The second museum is a room full of wooden carvings depicting the actual 47 ronin. I believe they were all carved by a very famous sculptor. Its definitely worth a look!
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I watched it on my Saturday but have no time to do the editing lol Since Wynonna has disappear, I hear that next Episode will be starred by calamity Jane the cat.. I guess that is true? Yea, I’m okay with that.
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A few people asked for the list of films set in 18th century France I plan to watch… right now I’m focusing on films which are in English or have English subtitles and are available on DVD or streaming. (Hence no L'Autrichienne or Madame du Barry with Dolores Del Rio.)
* denotes a film I’ve already watched in full
Madame du Barry (1919)* Orphans of the Storm (1921) Scaramouche (1923) The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)* A Tale of Two Cities (1935) La Marseillaise (1938) Marie Antoinette (1938)* The Black Book (1949) Scaramouche (1952)* Dangerous Exile (1958) Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) The Wild Child (1970) Lady Oscar (1979) The Rose of Versailles (1979) (TV Series) La nuit de Varennes (1982) The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) Danton (1983)* Dangerous Liasons (1988)* La Revolution Francaise* (1989)* Jefferson in Paris (1995) Ridicule (1996) Let Them Eat Cake (1999) (TV series) Quills (2000)* Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) The Lady and the Duke (2001)* The Affair of the Necklace (2001)* Marie Antoinette (2006)* Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) Versailles Film Trio (Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI) (2008-2011) Farewell, My Queen (2012)*
If anyone has any additions (in English or with English subtitles) please do share!