Jun. 12th, 2001

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Bethany's take on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which I sorely need to get on DVD. And I am so utterly confused why Zhang Ziyi's character's name is translated Jen in the subtitles. In Mandarin her name is something like "Shao Lung," which I think means "little dragon." I don't have a working knowledge of Mandarin, but I could tell that the subtitles were so incredibly off in some places. I think that is my goal. If I can understand CT,HD without the subtitles, then I will consider myself fluent in Mandarin.

Heh. The stupid standards we impose upon ourselves.
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Well, I suppose since Neil Gaiman isn't stopping by Powell's to do a reading for American Gods ::growlwhine:: he just wrote a letter for us all to read. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely letter, but after hearing Neil read for the CBLDF benefit, I wouldn't mind the experience again. It was truly lovely.

And I guess Powell's likes Neil, because they're offering American Gods for preorder with free shipping. I don't think I've ever recalled them doing that.

Update: I was pleasantly surprised to find out that at the CBLDF site they are taking preorders for the show Neil did at the Aladdin. And 1Bookstreet has American Gods for the cheapest price I can find. Free shipping too. I know there is another dollar off coupon floating around the Internet somewhere, just type "1 bookstreet coupon" into Google.