The year is 1976. Dashing and romantic art thief Dorian Red Gloria, codename Eroica, rescues the young supergenius psychic Caesar Gabriel (who is desperately in love with him, of course) from NATO. He’s pursued by the dogged agent Major Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach to the frozen edges of the earth, where the newfound rivals find themselves stranded and at a stalemate. Forced to bunker down together while waiting for rescue, Dorian realizes that he has far better chemistry with the prickly Major than his unspeakably bland love interest. And thus 40 years of unresolved sexual tension begins in earnest.
The one with (not quite) all the answers.
It’s hard to find a title more straightforward than the manhwa (a Korean comic) Killing Stalking. The story opens on withdrawn, isolated Yoon Bum breaking into the house of the man he’d admired from afar for coincidentally saving him in the past – stalking. Bum makes his way inside and happens to discover a secret basement where a blindfolded and beaten women begs him to help her; his crush, Oh Sangwoo, comes home with baseball bat in hand and makes Bum the basement’s new resident – killing.
From there the story becomes a survival story, as Bum tries to make himself useful enough to Sangwoo to be kept alive while looking for a way to escape. It’s one of the most compelling horror stories I’ve read in years.
Heeeeeeeeeeey, gang? So I thought I was ready to write about That Episode of Gankutsuou with a week’s separation from the election but now there’s a white supremacist on the payroll and the supreme court pick is all about re-criminalizing homosexuality and I need to write about the ridiculous trashpires for another week is what I’m saying. Please, for the love of God, let me distract myself from Tragic Gays (TM) another week.
Heads up: since the schedule this weekend got so screwed up, Monday’s post will be up on Tuesday. Sorry, readers.
Hey, guess who spent the last two days repairing their hard drive? This guy. This one right here. It made posting…rather difficult. Apologies for the delay.
If you’re wondering where the end of week post is, this wrap-up on Interview has wound up being quite a bit longer and more involved than I’d anticipated. So you might well be seeing it on Monday, possibly even in two parts. But the content elves are hard at work, I promise.