Raizo and Mika - the Addicts' Circle


(Thanks for the pix, Cinnamon!)
"There's a brutal (and admittedly very cool) fight scene every five minutes... But let's be honest, killing is this film's business...and business is good."

~ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
I was breaking my own rule by letting things get a bit off-topic with the Uhura post. *bows head in guilt*

However, I figured these two should get their own post ('cause it's about damn time...).

These two have caught the attention of quite a few folks (the M-Rated ones don't automatically show on the list...you gotta request that shit and admit you're a perv in the process).

Now, for all you blasphemous heathens who haven't seen Ninja Assassin but want to know what all the buzz is, you need to rent that shit, like...yesterday.  Even better, buy it so you can watch it every night before you go to bed.  It does wonders for your dreams.

'Cause I have a feeling more straight women bought this DVD than did straight men.  *shrug*  Call it a hunch.

The "plot" - if you can call it that - is basic, and I do mean basic.  Boy is an orphan.  Boy gets adopted by a clan of assassins.  Boy grows up to become a lean, mean killing machine.  Said Killing Machine's girlfriend gets executed by clan, so Killing Machine goes rogue and starts killing other killing machines (hence the clever and often missed double meaning of "Ninja Assassin").

Anyhoo, Killing Machine meets up with Gorgeous Black Woman who's investigating his clans.  Naturally, that's a no-no, so Killing Machine has to protect her from what goes "slice" in the night.

The Killing Machine, named Raizo, is portrayed of course by His Unbearable Sexiness, global sensation pop and R&B singer and dancer Rain ("Bi" in his native Korean).  Yes...*glances right*...I know.

There are a few reasons why he was the perfect choice for such a film.  1) He is beautiful.  In fact, he's so fine, we need a whole new word to describe the jaw-dropping, mind-blowing awesomeness that is this man.

2) Rain is already fucking famous, even if most Americans don't know who the hell he is...which is no surprise, because Americans are always the last to know what the hell's going on in the world.  Anyways...Rain's known worldwide and that's all that matters.  There's an actual reason for that (now...be careful with these vids, children, or as one commenter wrote, you'll end up spending "hours watching videos of Rain singing and dancing with no shirt on").

3) Duh - he can move.  Dance and martial arts are kindred movements, so it's unsurprising his obvious talents as a skilled and sensuous dance easily transferred over when he went on the hottest killing spree ever filmed.  Seriously.  Also...it helps that he's been studying taekwondo since childhood.

And now...the princess of the film, the dark English dame who lit up the screen and made do with very bland dialogue...the smooth, the svelte, the shapely, the absolute one and only...Naomie Harris.

A graduate with a degree in social & political science, this lovely, elegant, gracious lady is London-born and raised, with her family originally hailing from the island of Jamaica.  As child of a single mother, she was bullied at school, was the only other black student at Cambridge (where she cried every day)..and yet she eventually became a sexy British celebrity.  Talk about a Cinderella story.

Now, when you watch the film, you can tell the role of Europol forensic researcher Mika Coretti was originally written for a white actress.  And yet...somehow, Naomie was given the part instead.  *raises eyebrow*  Pourquoi?  What prompted that change?  Inquiring pygmies are most definitely grateful...but still want to know.

I doubt the gynophiles complained....

Anyhoo, actress Naomie was a perfect choice...for reasons I don't really think I need to explain.  She wasn't given much to do in this film, but with what she was given, she did a lot.

Her American accent astounded me.  There were times I actually forgot she's a Brit.  And I found her thoroughly convincing as a damsel in distress who doesn't let the distress keep her from handlin' business (a couple of times, she actually rescues Raizo...but then he goes right back into protector mode).

Raizo and Mika interact with each other very well on screen; had their obvious, underlying romance been fleshed out more, I'm sure the critics would've hated it less, and fans - who adore it as is - would've loved it even more.  *shakes head* 'Cause you can't be havin' some top-level violence and no top-level sex...Mm-mm.  *shakes head again*  That's just unnatural.

Like...Raizo keeps getting tied/chained up in this film, and Mika's always releasing him and helping them both avoid certain death.  But...what if there had been some tying up for different reasons, huh?  *blink*  Would that be so wrong?

The cast and crew are all game for a sequel, as are fans.  In the meantime, Raizo/Mika fiction is greatly sought after and appreciated at the Blasian Narrative.
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*Warning*

You are now entering the Addicts' Circle.  Brace yourself.  The members are hardcore.  We have no desire whatsoever to be cured.  We have but one motto, and one motto only:

Abstinence...is strictly verboten.

Comments

  1. Yay! Mika and Raizo finally have a post all to themselves!

    I have officially graduated from heathenhood as I just finished watching the movie a half-hour ago. As you stated, the plot was very basic, but Rain and Naomie kept my eyes glued to the screen.

    And I agree with your assessment; Mika was a damsel in distress, but not the typical kind that I hate so much. You know the ones--she's running through the woods, trips over a tree branch and then lays there screaming for five minutes until the slow walking bad guy finally catches up to her only to be saved by the hero just in time. I love the fact that she saved Raizo, not just once, but four different times during the movie. Yes, she was scared, but she didn't let that stop her from handling her business.

    And the chemistry between Naomie and Rain was off the charts! I think the director (or whoever) really missed the boat by not pursuing the romance angle. They missed so many oppurtunites to take it further. I was disappointed at the end, but it was kind of left open. There's nothing to suggest that he didn't go back to her (as some of the fans probably would have loved from what I've read), so...fanfic writers, UNITE!

    And is my mind in the gutter, or was that scene where Mika was unlocking the chains on Raizo's legs a little...suggestive? She's on her knees...he's standing up...in chains... I wonder if the director did that on purpose. Hmmm...

    (BTW, I've read your Mika/Raizo fic on ff.net and I'm really enjoying it.)

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  2. And is my mind in the gutter, or was that scene where Mika was unlocking the chains on Raizo's legs a little...suggestive? She's on her knees...he's standing up...in chains... I wonder if the director did that on purpose. Hmmm...

    Um...yeah...you read my mind...

    And yeah, I think it's deliberate.

    According to Rain, there's definitely a romance to them, while Naomie called it casual flirtation. I think they need to just make the damn sequel already and put all our loins - I mean...minds...to rest.

    *blink* She saved him four times? I just watched it. There was the "chain scene", the cars, the tracking device scene which led to the "cutting ropes" scene...what am I missing?

    I like how - when they first met - she kept shootin' at that other ninja. Course, I was disappointed she went into the apartment building when she learned the lights were out. As my lil sis said, "'twas very un-niggally".

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  3. Hello cinnamon,
    Welcome to the dark side. We have cookies.

    Anyone know how I can get my hands on the Korean TV romantic comedy series Rain was on called "Full House" in English? I've seen clips on youtube and I'm dieing to see more.

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  4. And is my mind in the gutter, or was that scene where Mika was unlocking the chains on Raizo's legs a little...suggestive? She's on her knees...he's standing up...in chains... I wonder if the director did that on purpose. Hmmm...

    that was so done on purpose: Rain had just finished saying his sexiest lines in the entire movie:
    "Oh Mika, Mika"
    "I'm starting to like you"
    and she smiles at him before getting down on her knees to unlock him, seriously what were we supposed to think?

    I didn't expect a sex scene but some tongue action would have been nice. This is Rain we are talking about here, RAIN. He is:
    1. tall
    2. perfect body
    3. perfect face
    4. deep velvety speaking voice
    5. he sings
    6. he dances and gyrates in a suggestive manner
    7. he acts
    8. he does tae kwon do
    9. he is S-E-X-Y

    I mean if Keanu can get some lip action in the Matrix then why can't Rain who is 972 times sexier get some lip action in Ninja Assassin? (no offense to the Keanu fans but he hasn't been sexy since Speed)

    I've read a few comments from people who claim they saw no sexual tension but they must not have been watching the same movie I was watching. Raizo was clearly giving Mika the bedtime voice.

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  5. Course, I was disappointed she went into the apartment building when she learned the lights were out. As my lil sis said, "'twas very un-niggally".

    LOL!!! I was thinking the same thing!

    She saved him four times? I just watched it. There was the "chain scene", the cars, the tracking device scene which led to the "cutting ropes" scene...what am I missing?

    It was the scene near the end of the movie when Raizo got the tar beat out of him by Lord Ozunu and Ozunu was standing over him, about to impale him with a sword. Mika shows up and shoots his ass, and then Ozunu stabs her in the chest. And man, when Ozunu stabbed her and Raizo yells, "Nooooo!!!!" as if his heart was being torn out, only to then zap the hell out and beat Ozunu like he stole something... *swoon* Well, let's just say that it made me extra resentful that I didn't get my "happy ending."

    I got my copy of the movie from Netflix, but I guess I'll be up in Best Buy tomorrow buying a copy.

    And oh yeah...Did Raizo ever say why he saved Mika in the first place? She asked him a couple of times and I don't recall if he answered her.

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  6. The dark side indeed. *nods sagely*

    'Tis a most unhealthy obsession, this is...at least for me, anyway....

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  7. @ the lady,

    Ask Hateya. She knows where and how to download damn near everything!!!!

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  8. @TheLady

    Hey, I'll be glad to be on Emperor Palpatine's side as long as Rain is standing on it. That man...I mean...have you seen him move? I couldn't write an virginal Raizo even if I wanted to. It's like an oxymoron. The two things don't even remotely belong in the same sentence. It makes me think some of the writers didn't see the same movie I saw.

    And cookies are always welcome! :)

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  9. It was the scene near the end of the movie when Raizo got the tar beat out of him by Lord Ozunu and Ozunu was standing over him, about to impale him with a sword.

    That's right!!! I keep forgetting that one. Mostly because it takes place after they throw a bucket of water on him while he's still tied to the post. After that, I can't seem to think straight.

    Rain had just finished saying his sexiest lines in the entire movie: "Oh Mika, Mika" "I'm starting to like you [more and more]"

    For me, the sexiest line in the movie is when they first meet face to face (he's just saved her in her apartment), and when Raizo realizes Mika recogizes him from somewhere, he asks - in that ridiculously sexy voice - "Do you know me?"

    *shivers*

    Gonna watch that one more time, when I get back from the club.

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  10. 'Cause you can't be havin' some top-level violence and no top-level sex...Mm-mm. *shakes head again* That's just unnatural.

    And since that was an R-rated movie, they really could have gone all out on a love scene. I get a little shiver just thinking about what a love scene between those two would have been like. *sigh*

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  11. blasphemous heathens

    The guilt and shame are killing me! :D I am a heathen!!!

    I'll defend myself by confessing that there is all manner of Korean hotness in this country. I have been known to watch a Korean soap opera or two without understanding nary a word because 1) it's a soap opera and does not require language and 2) the men are HOT!!!

    Korea is practically exporting the hotness to Japan. I can't even keep their names straight because I tend to identify them by their most delicious body parts.

    Anyone needing to learn how to do "naughty" things online, please change the "y" to "z" in my name and send me an email. h...@gmail.com I'll share the knowledge.

    Please give me a few days to respond because I'm usually offline Monday-Thursday afternoon my time.

    I am snagging Ninja Assassin right now in the naughty fashion; therefore, I won't be a heathen after tonight. I've already pre-ordered the BluRay/DVD combo set available July 14th, too!

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  12. I admit I haven't seen this movie, (and now I can't figure out why) but damn. What does it take for an Asian man to get some action in Hollywood film? I mean if Rain can't get some....

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  13. I'll defend myself by confessing that there is all manner of Korean hotness in this country. I have been known to watch a Korean soap opera or two without understanding nary a word because 1) it's a soap opera and does not require language and 2) the men are HOT!!!

    Korea is practically exporting the hotness to Japan. I can't even keep their names straight because I tend to identify them by their most delicious body parts.


    Yeeaaaahhh...that's just not fair.

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  14. Good afternoon, I bring eye candy.

    Am I the only pervert who noticed his booty in this scene?

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  15. @ the lady,

    No...you're not. I stare it every time I rewind that scene.

    *hangs head in shame*

    Hello, all. My name is Ankh. I'm addicted to Rain.

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  16. And thanks sooooooo for that piece of eye candy.

    At some point, I'll pry my jaw off the floor.

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  17. Congrats to Rain for winning Biggest Bad-Ass @ the MTV Movie Awards for Ninja Assassin!!!!

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  18. why didn't they get his joke?

    lets celebrate by watching him sing his new single, and roll his hips. ;-)

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  19. Hooray! A Mika/Raizo thread. Congrats to Bi for winning the badass award.

    I'm totally obsessed w/these 2 characters as a pairing. There was so much potential and the director/producer absolutely dropped the ball.

    Interesting that Joel Silver was the producer for "Romeo Must Die" a decade ago. Ain't a damn thing changed.

    Rumor on the street is some Fine Ass Korean-American actors (Will Yun Lee)were up for consideration and the "producer" decided to go w/Jet because ppl knew him and he could kick ass.

    A fine Asian Man STILL can't get any love from Hollyweird. I found the juxtaposition of Raizo's good heart/killer instinct fascinating to watch.

    The fact that Mika seemed to always be within inches of him when he's killing someone amazed me. I thought what must it be like to have your man kill like that right in front of you?

    Dude was engaged in hand to hand/close quarters combat. No guns @ all. Shite was personal

    Mika was horrified of course, but she didn't flinch from Raizo @ all. She accepted that part of him without too many questions. The fact that it was Bi helped quite a bit, I'm sure.

    I'm loving your Oh Mika, Mika fanfic. Good stuff. I'd love to see these 2 in a non Hollyweird production. I need to start a damn campaign because Bi has to go into the military soon for 2 years (required in S. Korea).

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  20. I also forgot to include a scene I found titillating. When Mika visited him in the jail and she offered him water.

    Damn! I loved that look he gave her. He looked @ the bottle, then into her eyes and just stared like "whatchu gonna do girl?" He kept staring until she gave him the water.

    Fiyah!

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  21. @ the lady,

    They didn't get his joke - adorable as it was (complete with the ass slap) because they're not "devout".

    His sassy, "Why so serious?" was sexy as hell. The lil sis and I jumped up and down in my living room like a couple of teens.

    As for that vid you posted with his single...that's one of my favorite!!! Notice how grown-ass men and women are groovin' and screamin' in the audience! Koreans know how to get down!

    @ SDG

    I'm loving your Oh Mika, Mika fanfic. Good stuff.

    *blushes* Thanks!!!

    Bi has to go into the military soon for 2 years (required in S. Korea).

    You think he'll post pics?

    I also forgot to include a scene I found titillating. When Mika visited him in the jail and she offered him water.

    Thanks for giving me an excuse to go back and watch this for the millionth time.

    By the way...did anyone else shiver when he ordered her to "get undressed"?

    Or am I the only weirdo here? *blink*

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  22. Btw...how do you guys feel about the song he did with Omarion?

    Rain's lyrics:

    It's funny you don't have a clue
    that I don't even care like you think I do
    and I ain't even trippin' over her or you
    and that's real talk, that's real talk, yeah
    but here's some news for you
    maybe it'll manage your problem, dude
    and I got her on lock man, I thought you knew
    and that's gangsta, that's gangsta, yeah

    My girl is trained, lil' fella
    I ain't in the least bit jealous
    and I'm not mad at you playa
    she may look don't mean she want it
    so I'm being cool about this
    if she want it, she can have it
    all's fair in love and war
    you know, you know


    *squeals like an idjit* I know!!!

    So...should I post, like, a warning on this blog post? We're already at the really unhealthy part where we're posting Rain vid links like a bunch of fiends.

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  23. Girl you know you better post a warning! I dig that little Omarion. He's a cutie and talented. I love them lyrics from Mr. Bi...

    He's a sassy thing isn't he? I saw the training video on your facebook page. He bitched and complained through the whole training. Damn! but the results were spectacular!

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  24. @ SDG

    The military should be a breeze for him.

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  25. WARNING: massive fan squeeing in this post come to the dark side or get out!

    I discovered Hip song yesterday than proceeded to watch 10 different live performances while looking for the official video (never found it). I did my exercise video routine yesterday with the volume off and played Rain and MBlaq instead. :-P

    @SDG
    where do you get your Rain news/gossip?

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  26. I love the advisory! Awesome.

    Pop Seoul

    It's where I go for news on Mr. Bi

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  27. @ the Circle

    Does anyone else wonder in what universe a woman would ever leave Rain for Omarion, btw?

    I knew something was buggin' me 'bout that song....

    @ SDG

    Merci!!!!

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  28. Moi, I "heart" you; this is a great post!

    I have yet to see "Ninja Assassin," but that'll be rectified in a couple of days; it's in my NF queue. As a lover of the dark side, I am willing to cross said line to get a handful of cookies.

    At any rate, it's refreshing to see such a pairing on the big screen. Naomie Harris is a terrific actress and I know how you feel about Rain.

    *Does anyone else wonder in what universe a woman would ever leave Rain for Omarion, btw?*

    This happened????? WTF?

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  29. Does anyone else wonder in what universe a woman would ever leave Rain for Omarion, btw?

    The answer is hell and no. Where is this video? I must see it! *shakes like a crackhead in need of a fix*

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  30. Went to the Pop Seoul site and in the comments there were some trolls trashing Rain. I don't expect everyone to like him but most of their insults were very xenophobic and anti-foreigner. The trolls complained about his English and implied that he was uneducated for speaking English with an accent. Which is why I'm referring to them as trolls.

    Now I'll be forced to watch a Hip Song performance to make myself feel better ;-)

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  31. @ the Circle,

    No, no, no...a woman never left Rain for Omarion; I'm referencing the above lyrics from their song "Man Up" (which I can't stop listening to, btw...Rain's lines are toooooooo sexy).

    In the song, Omarion claims Rain's girl is into him, while Rain is like, "Uh...Negro, please."

    It's very "The Girl is Mine" a la Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson.

    @ the lady,

    See this is what I meant in my other Ninja Assassin post. Rain's English is fine. It's his accent which is causing drama...for reasons we can all divine.

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  32. OK, I'm in a good mood again.

    Want some cookies?

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  33. @ the lady,

    We LOVE cookies. And what a delectable cookie that was....

    Poor man. Has to drop everything to enlist....

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  34. Does anyone else wonder in what universe a woman would ever leave Rain for Omarion, btw?

    The answer is hell and no. Where is this video? I must see it! *shakes like a crackhead in need of a fix*


    Oops! I got so excited by the sexy lyrics that I mis-typed. What I mean to say is that hell no I can't imagine any woman leaving Rain for Omarion. I mean is Omarion is cute and everything, but Rain is absolutely magnificent.

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  35. Enjoy some cookies and milk before bed. Sleep well, and write Mika/Raizo fiction!

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  36. @ The Crew

    There are some very xenophobic ppl on Pop Seoul. Lots of nastiness regarding his accent(which is charming btw).

    I usually just skip them because they are flat out ignorant.

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  37. Just stumbled across these drool-worthy pics (click to make bigger). These two are absolutely gorgeous together! Come on...doesn't this inspire anyone to write a Mika/Raizo fic?

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  38. @ cinnamon

    Great photoshopping! Looks so real!

    Unless...I'm mistaken....

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  39. Been watching Mr. Bi in the Korean Drama "A Love To Kill" on you tube (English subtitles) Good stuff ladies!

    He plays a bodyguard and he is ridiculously hot in a black suit, shades and edgy haircut. Here's a clip below.

    Check out how he plants one on his leading lady and cures her of her hiccups.


    The Bodyguard

    Ankh - this is SDG. Just keeping my name consistent across LJ and Blogger.

    Alas, I think the photo might be engineered w/Rain and Naomie, though there is a hand resting beneath hers on her waist.

    He did a spread for Allure Korea and the photos are awesome.

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  40. Alas, I think the photo might be engineered w/Rain and Naomie, though there is a hand resting beneath hers on her waist.

    Shhhh.... Let's pretend it's real. All the better to get the plot bunnies hopping... :)

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  41. @ cinnamon

    Girl...go watch that bodyguard link. STILL fannin' myself.

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  42. @Moi

    Oh yeah...he cured those hiccups all right! Those lips! That man has got the sexiest mouth on him. And that right there was the kiss that was denied to Mika, damn it (I'll never let the Ninja Assassin powers-that-be live that one down)! Where in the world do people get this foolish idea that Asian men aren't "leading man" material? It's ludicrous. I'd watch Rain (or John Cho or James Kyson Lee, etc) in a mainstream romantic comedy over Gerard Butler any day. Personally, I don't even find Gerard Butler attractive, but that's just me.

    Oh Hollywood, your meme is getting so, so old. I think the public has to force them to do it, because they're sure not going to do it on their own.

    @Lenoxave

    ...though there is a hand resting beneath hers on her waist.

    I don't know... It looks like it might be Rain's hand. Or is it just my wishful thinking? Either way, it sure does wonders for the imagination!

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  43. I'm still on duty, but I managed to watch Ninja Assassin twice!!

    All I have to say is FUCK the critics. Geez. The movie knew exactly what it was and it lived up to its expectations. Exceeded them, in fact.

    Of course, with Rain in all his prettyness, there is every possibility that I'm biased. Yeah. Whatever. He's perfect!

    Oddly enough, the Husband recognized Naomie from *gasp* the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. This man is notorious for not paying attention to Western fare, yet... he remembered her although she was in that make-up. He recognized her figure, not her face, which he thinks is beautiful as well. This all makes us even because I love Rain's figure, too, and those lips... lips... lots of lips come close, but not all succeed.

    Seoul is only three and a half hours away from my house (this time frame includes journeying to and from the airport). My primary obsession was beef. If I saw Rain though, my man would have to restrain me. Before long, Rain will be on the husband's list of "men my wife must never meet."

    Keep fanning ladies. Moi, I'll try to get you some fiction soon. Alas, I'm hopelessly addicted to sex, physical and cerebral, so perhaps I'll be forced to forgo a plot. :)

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  44. @ cinnamon

    And that right there was the kiss that was denied to Mika, damn it

    That's what I'm saying!!!! They couldn't let him do that one time - just once! - in Ninja Assassin?

    @ hateya

    I'm still on duty, but I managed to watch Ninja Assassin twice!!

    Consider this your official welcome to the Addicts' Circle.

    *big cheesy grin* We get cookies.

    Seoul is only three and a half hours away from my house (this time frame includes journeying to and from the airport).

    Get 'em!!! You have no excuse as to why you're can't go see this man perform!

    If I saw Rain though, my man would have to restrain me. Before long, Rain will be on the husband's list of "men my wife must never meet."

    Bwahahahahahahahah!!!

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  45. @TheLady

    I've read a few comments from people who claim they saw no sexual tension

    I notice that this complaint comes up a lot when a gorgeous black or Asian actress is involved.

    @Moi

    Get 'em!!! You have no excuse as to why you're can't go see this man perform!

    There really isn't!!!

    Bwahahahahahahahah!!!

    Ah yes... the obstacle. Hmmm... I might just keep him and leave Rain for the rest of you. ;)

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  46. "And that right there was the kiss that was denied to Mika, damn it (I'll never let the Ninja Assassin powers-that-be live that one down)!"

    @Cinnamon - your quote is SPOT on girl. The minute I saw that scene I was all you NA Sons of Bytches! That should've been Mika's!

    Here's my favorite song/video from Mr. Bi. Some good ole fashioned R&B.

    Love Story

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  47. I've read a few comments from people who claim they saw no sexual tension.

    I notice that this complaint comes up a lot when a gorgeous black or Asian actress is involved.


    And "they" really mean it. After all, POC don't fully "register" to them.

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  48. Yay, I'm the 50th comment - congrats to this thread for having the most comments on this blog!!!

    Anyhoo, the purpose of my visit:

    Inside of my spinning body broadcasting my magic stick
    Unable to overpass sentiment body shake
    I make it rainism the rainism
    Feel my body is cast off
    I'm gonna be crazy now yes crazy now
    Felt you saw my everything
    Break it down
    It's time to get down
    I make it rainism the rainism
    Now you completely fell in
    I'm gonna be crazy now yes crazy now
    Now you cannot get out of it
    I make it rainism the rainism
    Now you completely fell in
    I'm gonna be crazy now yes crazy now
    Now you cannot get out of it


    ~ Rain, "Rainism"

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  49. I've read a few comments from people who claim they saw no sexual tension.

    No sexual tension? Really? There was so much sexual tension coming off those two, I could feel it through the screen. Hell, every time they were onscreen together, the UST crackled. I've also read comments of girls complaining that Mika was annoying, a bitch, yadda, yadda, yadda. *sigh* These people only see what they want to see. And what they don't want to see is a hero putting his life on the line for a black woman. We don't deserve to be on a pedestal, protected, cherished or loved. Esp. if it's a man of a different race.

    I notice that this complaint comes up a lot when a gorgeous black or Asian actress is involved.

    That really ticks me off. They complain when a WM is attracted to a beautiful black woman and now they're complaining because a gorgeous Asian man is attracted to a beautiful black woman. So...what? POC can't even have each other now? It's official; they don't want us to be with anyone. Black women are supposed to be alone and lonely, and WW are supposed to have the lock on all the men in the entire universe. *smdh*

    @Moi

    Rainism indeed. Damn.

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  50. @ cinnamon,

    They complain when a WM is attracted to a beautiful black woman and now they're complaining because a gorgeous Asian man is attracted to a beautiful black woman. So...what? POC can't even have each other now? It's official; they don't want us to be with anyone.

    No...they really don't.

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  51. What's up addicts? I got something nice and tasty for you.

    Rain Works The Pole

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  52. @ Lenoxave,

    Oooooooooooooooh - that one's a classic!!!

    *sigh* He should never be allowed to go anywhere without a pole.

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  53. @ the Circle,

    Um...has someone posted these yet?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ldpm05Jh44

    There's an even hotter performance of this - believe it or not - and yet I can't seem to find it now.

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  54. Never seen this performance before. LMAO! He is a straight up Gangsta. The sacrifices he makes for the ladies. :-)

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  55. I have no idea where to post this, but since this thread is at least partially about sexy Asian men I want to encourage you all to check out Alex Wong, one of the top 10 dancers on this season of So You Think You Can Dance. I will probably watch just for him. :-)

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  56. @ Lenoxave,

    I know, right?????

    @ Jasmin,

    LOVED him when he was on the show. Was PISSED to see him go.

    But...let's stick to the original addiction. May do a post about Alex later, though....

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  57. Envying poles and fake rain...

    It's official. Rain's on the banned list of goods. Damn. I need some self-restraint. :(

    Oh wait... I can acquire a fake interest and deflect my man's attention away from this fine specimen. Pole... yes... THAT!

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  58. @Cinnamon -That really ticks me off. They complain when a WM is attracted to a beautiful black woman and now they're complaining because a gorgeous Asian man is attracted to a beautiful black woman. So...what? POC can't even have each other now? It's official; they don't want us to be with anyone. Black women are supposed to be alone and lonely, and WW are supposed to have the lock on all the men in the entire universe. *smdh*

    Cinnamon Sweetie, let me bring you some comfort. I'm here to tell you the truth. Men don't give a fuck what WW or women in general think. If they see a woman they want, they will hunt her down like prey. Furthermore, men don't care what other people think of their choices unless they're one of those shallow bitches who just wants to show off a trophy to his boys.

    Before I came here, everyone (meaning "white" people) was telling me how tough it would be for my husband since Asian people were so racists and so homogeneous. Yes, you heard that echo - the pot was indeed calling the kettle black.

    I asked him about this and he said and I quote, "A pussy is a pussy and that's all men care about." Okay, so it wasn't exactly the most tasteful way to get his point across, but it worked. He was pretty pissed that I'd even listened to that crap, especially since he wrote his parents a letter with my picture enclosed saying he would probably be married to me by the time the letter arrived. Before that letter, they didn't even know I existed.

    No wait. He wasn't hiding me. Oh hell no. He and I were good friends, but one Thursday he confessed his love. On that Saturday, he declared that we'd get married and that Sunday he asked my mother for my hand in marriage because my father was out of the country. That Sunday night, he wrote his parents. We got married two months later, but his letter left them no opportunity to protest even if they'd wanted to. Not that they would have.

    The most important thing for women of color, especially black women, to know is that they aren't the ones calling the shots. No Hollywood fantasy will make this a reality. There are BILLIONS of men out there marrying women who come from the same cultural or ethnic background. A man who breaks this mould could conceivably chase any woman. Just know that blonde, blue-eyed Barbie is not every man's fantasy.

    Can a sista get Rain? Probably not. Unless he's ultra-independent, he'll be sold to the highest bidder. That's how it works on the pretty boy circuit. Could a sista get a Asian man? Hell yeah. It's best to get one directly from Asia though. You'll need a man who isn't a victim of racism, too.

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  59. Can a sista get Rain? Probably not. Unless he's ultra-independent....

    He is. He broke away from his original company years ago, formed his own company and now calls all the shots concerning his career.

    Here's some info to really make you smile. In an interview for Ninja Assassin, Rain expressed interest in two actresses as his "ideal leading lady": one was Megan Fox, the other Naomie Harris.

    Hang on...I'm gettin' there.

    The hilarious part is, Megan Fox had already asked Rain out, but he rejected her immediately.

    Naomie on the other hand...Naomie actually was casted as his leading lady when the role was clearly written for a white woman. And peeps must keep in mind this happened on film specifically inspired by and written for Rain (thus giving him a LOT of say)...where he was no doubt backed up by producer Joel Silver of Romeo Must Die infamy.

    Somewhere, that stupid bitch from "Shattered Pedestal" is tearing her hair out and wondering what is "wrong" with Korean men (she also probably wouldn't like hearing that, according to AsianWeek, out of all the Asian groups in America, Koreans have the highest rates of marrying black folks).

    *chuckles*

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  60. In the article, Rain said, "...my body is so sexy so look at me! So, Yeah!"

    Sweet Jesus, man! How could we not look at all that sexy?!

    He is. He broke away from his original company years ago, formed his own company and now calls all the shots concerning his career.

    He's free to be all he can be! Damn, I'll be sending him an invitation. I can pay!!!

    Megan Fox - He said, "I'm not interested." Girl, he hung your skank out to dry.

    Koreans have the highest rates of marrying black folks

    It ought to be obvious by the sheer number of black/Korean children. This happens even in the midst of the bull that goes down in L.A.

    I don't doubt Rain saw Naomie's fine 36 and starting thinking about brickhouses. The Husband absolutely loves her tiny little waist and he recognized her because of this. Why am I surprised? I recognize every fine ass in MLB.

    I need dinner. Too much Rain is good for my appetite! :D

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  61. Well, well, well. Isn't this an interesting bit of info Ankh? I said dude was Gangsta and I continue to stand by my assertion.

    Any man that has the good sense to back Naomie Harris as his leading lady, has my respect. Bi has good taste in women.

    Poor Megan. She prob doesn't encounter rejection much.

    Chuckles back @ Ankh.

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  62. @Hateya

    Comforted. ;)

    Logically, I knew it..it's just that WW's selfish, arrogant, entitled thought processes gets so damn old, that I need to vent sometimes. Plus, my frustration is an amalgam of all the ugly, racist BS that has bubbled to the surface since President Obama was elected. I guess I'm just sick and tired of all the status quo nonsense.

    The tide is turning (albeit very slowly) and they're kicking and screaming bloody murder about it. There are times when I seriously think about moving out of the country.

    @Moi

    Naomie on the other hand...Naomie actually was casted as his leading lady when the role was clearly written for a white woman. And peeps must keep in mind this happened on film specifically inspired by and written for Rain (thus giving him a LOT of say)...where he was no doubt backed up by producer Joel Silver of Romeo Must Die infamy.

    It certainly seems as if Rain had somthing to do with Naomie's casting. I wonder who else was up for the part and if he specifically requested her?

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  63. @Moi

    The hilarious part is, Megan Fox had already asked Rain out, but he rejected her immediately.

    Can you please copy and paste the quote(s)? Every time I click on the link, it goes to the page, then freezes for some reason. And I'm dying to know what went down!

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  64. @ cinnamon,

    From the link you can't see:

    Megan Fox is undeniable hot, but apparently not everyone is attracted by her sexy figure. The actress has been rejected by Korean singer Rain, whom she considers as an ideal date for her. Megan reportedly has invited Rain to a dinner date. Unfortunately, her invitation didn't receive a positive response from the actor who plainly stated, "I'm not interested."

    However, it was said that the rejection did not wound Megan's pride. Instead, it has built up stronger interest of Rain. The "Transformers" beauty allegedly loves such challenges and won't give up that easily. She will keep sending dinner invitation to Rain and expecting that he would say yes to meet her someday.

    Megan Fox publicly announced her interest to Rain for the first time in an interview she had while she was on the promotional tour for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". At that time, she claimed she is single and when asked about the man whom she'd like to date, Megan answered, "There is this Korean Justin Timberlake named Rain and I'm really on his situation now. I'm trying to fix this up. I'm working hard."

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  65. "There is this Korean Justin Timberlake named Rain and I'm really on his situation now. I'm trying to fix this up. I'm working hard."

    That was her first mistake. LMAO. Justin ain't on the list of entertainers Bi claims to respect.

    Damn, he just flat out said "I'm not Interested." LMAO!

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  66. I was just over at the Blasian Narrative when I clicked on a Japanese page for Rain and... I'll just paste what I said because I cannot process information!

    Oh Ladies...if this site is true, Rain Bi will bring his fine ass to Sapporo Zepp on July 7, 2010. If this is a hoax, I will track this heffa down and kill her!!! Did he add a date?! Oh shit! I can't think. I can't concentrate on the words. There's just no way to get tickets at this late date unless...

    Why is this concert on Monday?! Argh!

    http://blog.goo.ne.jp/ao_eternalrain625

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  67. Now that I've calmed down just a bit...

    @Cinnamon - There are times when I seriously think about moving out of the country.

    This is not a bad idea. It won't take long for you to realize that the whole "America is the greatest country on Earth" is a big fucked-up lie. I have health insurance. I have a pension which kicked in before I decided to work.

    I first left that place on my own at age 18. I ended up in Bogata, Columbia for awhile before I went to university. After I exited undergraduate school, I spent three years in Taiwan learning all kinds of things about Asian men. The first thing I learned is that the whole underdeveloped penis thing was another big fucked up lie.

    The only thing that brought me back to my hometown was the Red Thread of Destiny. For some odd reason, my future husband was waiting for me there. After we sealed our deal, we left that place and never turned back.

    If my family didn't reside in that country, I wouldn't have any reason to even visit. None whatsoever.

    I only see a handful of WW here. Since they already know they don't have privilege, we don't have any issues.

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  68. Call me weird, but I am extremely fascinated with Canada.

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  69. Oh, snap...I was the 70th comment.

    Woot!!!!

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  70. I've thought about moving to Toronto. I like the diversity, the architecture, car free living, and it is reasonably close to Northeast Ohio where my Mom is.

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  71. You know, why do I get the funky feeling that if they did make a Ninja Assassin 2, and actually decided to let him have a real relationship (kiss, love scence, etc.), they'd recast Naomie Harris' character with a white actress? Esp. now that they see how much all the white girls them some love Rain. Oh yeah...no more black love interest for Raizo.

    Hollywood does shit like that all the time. I guess the $64,000 question is, would Rain have the pull/desire to tell TPTB to kick rocks? Because the status quo is fully entrenched and TPTB know all kinds of tricks to get their way.

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  72. @ cinnamon,

    I've worried about that too. Naomie has agreed to come back for a sequel, but they might just pair her up with Maslow instead.

    Either way, if/when the new film comes out I'm waiting to read what exactly what it's about before I spend a dime. And if I don't dig...BOYCOTT!!!

    Granted, I faith - ironically - in Joel Silver. He may not know how to "seal the deal" but at least the man's consistent.

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  73. Joel Silver definitely is interested in casting Asian men with Black women but once he gets them there he has no clue what to do with them. But he has made some progress in the last 10 years by deliberately casting a sexy Asian man, as opposed to Romeo must die. Maybe in the next 10 years he will let the sexy Asian lead male get a kiss. Who knows in 20 years we might get a love scene!

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  74. Maybe in the next 10 years he will let the sexy Asian lead male get a kiss. Who knows in 20 years we might get a love scene!

    *shudder*

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  75. I knew it!!!! I KNEW it!!! Naomie & Rain filmed a shower scene together and it was deleted from the fucking movie.

    @&(#@$#@(@#%&!#@

    Thanks, Hateya, for this incredible - and devastating - news.

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  76. A fucking shower scene?!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Naomi and Rain covered in water together probably set the film on fire. This is bull shit! Why does Hollywood hate us? What have fine Black women and fine Asian men ever done to them? The PRETTY never hurt anyone!

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  77. In that video Naomi pretty much confessed to watching (hours) of videos of Rain on youtube. ;-)

    See he has that effect on everyone.

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  78. See he has that effect on everyone.

    Rain is a squee magnet! *ooze* I loved how Naomie's expression changed when she started talking about him. Yes... gods!

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  79. I knew it!!!! I KNEW it!!! Naomie & Rain filmed a shower scene together and it was deleted from the fucking movie.

    Okay, this is just not right. And the fucked up thing is, there weren't even any deleted scenes on the the damn bare bones DVD!

    Damn. A shower scene. With those two. That would've been so damn hot. *drools*

    And yes, Naomie Harris' face did light up when she started talking about Rain. And she definitely looked a little dreamy-eyed when she was talking about seeing his body for the first time. Can you imagine what it must be like to see that work of art in the flesh and right up close?

    Can we get some more Miko/Raizo fanfic? Pretty please?!

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  80. Can we get some more Miko/Raizo fanfic? Pretty please?!

    I can't write it all by myself!!! *looks at Hateya*

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  81. @Moi - I can't write it all by myself!!! *looks at Hateya*

    You are so evil. ;) Let me check my witch's brew and see if I can stir up some smut with a dash of plot. Geez... Rain/Raizo... he's almost too much man for me to pen. No one will mind if Mika's puddling in ever scene, right? Tee Hee.

    No wonder I can't write my grant proposal. *lost cause*

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  82. There's every possibility I'm going to regret this. :D Regardless, I decided to share the background piece I'm writing for future Mika/Raizo fiction. Sometimes all the ideas get included in the actual story. Sometimes, the entire thing ends up in the trash. At this point, there's no way to tell.

    Anyone interested in something that might pass as a story, please hop on over the Blasian Narrative for links to this WIP.

    http://community.livejournal.com/blasianarrative/

    The story is listed under a different name because I prefer to "write" fiction under one name.

    Feedback not strictly necessary. Comment only if you wish.

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  83. @Moi

    Thanks for pasting that Megan Fox story. It almost sounded like Ms. Thang thought she was entitled to Rain's acceptance of her offer. I'm so glad he told her to kick rocks in the bluntest way possible.

    And please see this mean, snarky comment made about Rain's sexuality in this blog that I happened upon about the Megan/Rain issue. Has anyone ever questioned JT's sexuality since they want to compare the two so damn much? Once again, there they go feminizing the Asian man.

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  84. I have officially graduated from heathen-ism. Watched "NA" last night and all I can say is, "Oh Mika, Mika..."

    Claude Hammercy! *fans self*

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  85. You're welcome, Cinnamon. Can't see the link, though.

    It's about time, Amaya!

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  86. @cinnamon -snarky comment made about Rain's sexuality in this blog

    Any time a male has good manners and dresses well, he's automatically touted as homosexual. Even if he were, I can't see how that would affect my life or how I perceive him. It's not like he's going to get down and dirty with me. My husband has already nixed the three-way with Rain idea. **damn, damn, damn**

    Whenever Rain is mentioned, envy runs rampant. If he is shallow and self-centered, I just can't see myself caring. I like him for the package he's selling. I love shopping... I didn't ask for a warranty either. All I want is a law banning him from wearing clothing. It's criminal to cover him, especially when he has Raizo's physique.

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  87. @Moi

    I tried to be all fancy with the HTML, but I see I'm going to have to go old school:

    http://blog.zap2it.com/thedishrag/2009/06/megan-fox-is-hot-for-rain-koreas-justin-timberlake.html

    http://www.allkpop.com/2009/07/rain_not_falling_for_megan_fox

    @Hateya

    All I want is a law banning him from wearing clothing. It's criminal to cover him, especially when he has Raizo's physique.

    Here, here! You're a woman after my own heart...I like the way you think!

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  88. Well, you know...addicts of a feather and all that....

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  89. @ cinnamon,

    I'm not worried, because Rain has such a devout following and they come out to whoop ass whenever anyone dogs him.

    Just look at those comments! They came out in force!

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  90. Rain gives off massive amounts of masculine energy. To imply that he is wearing lipstick, when that is his natural lip color is racist/sexist. He is tall with a super deep voice, broad shoulders, and narrow hips. He dances in a very aggressive masculine way. They letting their racial blinders get in the way of seeing HIM.

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  91. @thelady

    To imply that he is wearing lipstick, when that is his natural lip color is racist/sexist.

    Sometimes twits need to be killed. Rain is without a doubt - MALE. I know the origin of the lipstick tale though. Silly me. I never thought this would be an issue. In one of the shower videos, I think, the make-up artist is shown putting lipstick or perhaps only lip gloss on him.

    The racists have once again just arbitrarily decided that this common practice is somehow limited to him, thereby concluding that he's gay or somehow short of being a real man. Ridiculous.

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  92. And oh yeah...Did Raizo ever say why he saved Mika in the first place? She asked him a couple of times and I don't recall if he answered her.

    Duh...I figured out the answer to my own question. They didn't tell us, they showed us. I have a tendency to be very literal sometimes or what I call "my American way of thinking." I'm diligently working on it. :)

    @Moi

    I'm not worried, because Rain has such a devout following and they come out to whoop ass whenever anyone dogs him.

    While I'm glad they've got his back, these are also some of the same girls who would have had a collective heart attack if he'd gotten "intimate" with Mika in NA. Crazed fans like these can definitely be a double-edged sword.

    Another thing I noticed on my who-knows-what-number viewing of NA (yes, I've lost count) was the hand-holding scene (the one in the pic on this post). Usually in action movies, the hero runs ahead of the heroine, and she might get lucky if he glances over his shoulder once in a while to make sure she's following.

    Despite what was going on around them, the fact that Raizo took the time to hold Mika's hand was not only smart safety-wise, but intimate, showed his respect for her, showed his protectiveness towards her, and let us know that he was a gentleman. I thought it was a nice touch.

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  93. @ cinnamon

    The hand holding scene! I need to just buy the DVD already. Dammit Rain, your sexy is infecting my wallet.

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  94. Usually in action movies, the hero runs ahead of the heroine, and she might get lucky if he glances over his shoulder once in a while to make sure she's following.

    I didn't know. The things you learn!

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  95. I just replaced my Uhura/Spock laptop wallpaper with one of Mika and Raizo. *glances around guiltily*

    I feel like I'm cheating, but dammit, for a couple who didn't really get to be together in the movie the way that I wanted, those two have really sparked a lot of interest for a lot of people. It's amazing.

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  96. @Moi

    I didn't know. The things you learn!

    I guess it's a "the woman can stand on her own" thing. I notice stuff like that all the time.

    The thing I liked about this particular scene is that Mika didn't go to take Raizo's hand, he took hers. Both times. He only let go when he had to, but he always came back to reclaim it. You don't see that kind of thing too often in these kinds of movies, so I thought it was really sweet.

    And it must have struck a cord with some people, because the hand-holding scene was mentioned on some board I was reading somewhere. The fangirls condsidered it one of the "clues" that Mika and Raizo had a thing for each other. They seemed to get it, so I guess whatever the director was trying to telegraph without actually letting them really be together worked.

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  97. I just replaced my Uhura/Spock laptop wallpaper with one of Mika and Raizo.

    Where did you get it and what does it look like?

    And it must have struck a cord with some people, because the hand-holding scene was mentioned on some board I was reading somewhere. The fangirls condsidered it one of the "clues" that Mika and Raizo had a thing for each other.

    Awesome! Can you send me a link?

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  98. The 100th comment! Woot!

    @Moi

    Where did you get it and what does it look like?

    I don't do anything special or fancy. I just take images from the 'Net, crop them and then blow them up. I mostly have scenes from the movie or that one that you guys think was photoshopped (I'm starting to think that it just might be real). You can also get some from the official movie website.

    Awesome! Can you send me a link?

    I think this may be it, but I'm not 100% sure because this person seems to think that the romance was one-sided on Raizo's part:

    Raizo was being coy and flirty at the hotel, telling her to take her clothes off, teasing her about the pants, when she freed him from the europol prison "Oh Mika, Mika, I'm beginning to like you more and more" and all of the hand holding stuff. :

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1186367/board/flat/162074075?d=162297891&p=1#162297891

    Please read point number three of this person's analysis of the NA. It's so way off that I wonder if we watched the same film. Everything just went right over his/her head. Wow:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1186367/board/flat/162074075?d=162074075&p=1#162074075

    And here's another one, where most of them like Mika, but some think she's an annoying bitch and didn't see any chemistry between her and Raizo:

    http://community.livejournal.com/fandomsecrets/396858.html?thread=221569338#t221569338

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  99. White people must have written those comments.

    From the first one:

    ...I will say that Mika wasn't that smart. She was actually kind of dumb...What I do like is that the filmmakers didn't make her obnoxious or loud.

    *sigh*

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  100. Read the links. Clearly someone has their white/male supremacy blinders on. Calling Mika a bitch, saying she was useless, saying she was obnoxious, saying they had no chemistry. Did they watch the same movie? Clearly this goes back to what I said on Blasian Narrative (will try to put together a separate post this weekend). White Americans (and their wannabes) do not SEE Asian men as MEN or Black women as WOMEN.

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  101. ...I will say that Mika wasn't that smart. She was actually kind of dumb...What I do like is that the filmmakers didn't make her obnoxious or loud.

    *smh*

    Like you, I truly have no words. These people...I tell you...

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  102. @thelady

    Now I'll be forced to watch a Hip Song performance to make myself feel better ;-)

    There's a Hip Song performance? The hell? Where can I find it?! I didn't see it on YouTube, but I may not be putting in the right search parameters. I'd love to see it.

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  103. @Cinnamon
    They seemed to get it, so I guess whatever the director was trying to telegraph without actually letting them really be together worked.

    I believe this is the norm in North East Asia and Cinnamon I think you'll enjoy the different ways in which love is telegraphed beyond Hollywood's realm. Sex scenes are few and far between. I know this is true in Japan and in the zillions of K-dramas (maybe they're edited) they import. Watching a J-drama, at least, requires the viewer to fill in as much as 30% of the blanks. If the actors/actresses are willing, movies could have sex scenes. No one would complain.

    For me personally, I love how love is shown in tens of millions of small ways rather than in one overt sex scene and this is big deal because I'm all about sexy times. Actresses also don't want to be labeled "coochie actresses" either. They want their characters to be seen as worthy of love and respect, not just a convenient "hole."

    Japanese are fanatical, seriously fanatical, about LOVE. And when they love someone, the last thing they'd ever do is SAY IT and they'd certainly never SHOW IT (in terms of sex) in public. *culture* This means that even faux-sex scenes are considered to be invasions of privacy and is disrespectful to the people involved.

    As for Raizo and Mika... it was so obvious. I think it's wonderful that there was no pretentiousness in Ninja Assassin.

    Yes, I would have liked a kiss. Two pretty people licking each other's tonsils is all good to me.

    Two things irk me where the "fans" are concerned: 1) The notion that love is on some sort of timetable and that it can't be real unless UST is involved and 2) The more ridiculous notion that how onlookers view a couple's "chemistry" means anything to the couple involved.

    I'm thrilled Naomie didn't portray Mika as a woman who couldn't wait to throw her sexy legs around Raizo's fine hips. From the moment they met, 99% of his focus was on keeping them both alive and because Mika wasn't in an UST haze, she was able to save his life.

    Mika + Raizo = TRUE LOVE.

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  104. @modest-goddess

    Calling Mika a bitch, saying she was useless, saying she was obnoxious, saying they had no chemistry. Did they watch the same movie?

    That's the same reaction that I had. What the hell movie was he/she watching because it certainly wasn't NA. Mika was smart as a whip, beautiful, independent, and caring. Hell, she was so wonderful that a ninja fell for her. She was so BAMF that she had a NINJA smiling and flirting with her. I mean, come on!

    I think these people know exactly what they were seeing, and it drives them crazy. Thus, they have to denigrate her character so they won't have to acknowledge the truth.

    Take a look at the still of Mika and Raizo on this site and tell me that they didn't have chemistry. And Naomie Harris can call it a casual flirtation all she wants, but that's not the look that you give someone that you only have casual feelings for. Rain was right...they had a romance that unfortunately wasn't fully explored.

    http://www.monstersandcritics.de/artikel/200949/article_164816.php/Film-Kritik-Ninja-Assassin

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  105. I read the links. I'm still trying to get past this: Wait... isn't his nipple at the wrong place or something? I pray that twit never breeds.

    About the photo. If it is photoshopped, it was nicely done because her shadow is cast upon him.

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  106. There are a ton of "Hip song" live performances, what I can't seem to find is the official music video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XAmvzexkNI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhqFz-DBaNw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gydYXY1uyIw

    Bonus: "Touch Ya" live performance
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-PhaDMkymQ

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  107. @ Cinnamon

    Hip Song

    He's performed it quite a few times. Just type in his name and "Hip Song."

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  108. @Hateya

    Yes, I would have liked a kiss. Two pretty people licking each other's tonsils is all good to me.

    A kiss would have been great. They missed a perfect opportunity when they had her kiss him on the cheek instead of the lips when he was sleeping. Then again, the fangirls probably would have said that she was taking advantage of him while he was unconcious, so... *shrugs*

    From the moment they met, 99% of his focus was on keeping them both alive and because Mika wasn't in an UST haze, she was able to save his life.

    This is true. But I do like how she ran off in a "panic" a couple of times to save him when she thought he was in trouble. The warehouse scene and the scene near the end of the movie jumps out at me. When she knew the ninja were coming, boom!, the first thing she thinks of is Raizo and she's gone. When she saw Raizo fighting Lord Ozunu, she was off like a shot to have her man's back. I thought it was quite sexy and BAMF. Like I said, there's a reason why a ninja would be attracted to her in the first place (besides her being drop-dead gorgeous, of course).

    Mika + Raizo = TRUE LOVE.

    Squee!

    I read the links. I'm still trying to get past this: Wait... isn't his nipple at the wrong place or something? I pray that twit never breeds.

    The hell? What does that even mean?

    About the photo. If it is photoshopped, it was nicely done because her shadow is cast upon him.

    Yes, and I agree about that photo. If it's fake, that's some damn good computer work.

    @modest-goddess & Lenoxave

    Thank you kindly for the links. ;) I will be doing more "research" the moment I get home from work today.

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  109. I believe this is the norm in North East Asia and Cinnamon I think you'll enjoy the different ways in which love is telegraphed beyond Hollywood's realm. Sex scenes are few and far between.

    I've heard that Bollywood films approach this in a similar manner. The public actually has to use their brains/imaginations. But you know how it is in America. If it bleeds, it leads. And sex sells.

    Also, someone on the Narrative postulated that a kissing scene between our fav couple (or heaven forbid a love scene) wouldn't have gone over well in Asian countries. I wonder if it would be because of the above or because Mika is black. Or both. My question is/was: why make her character black in the first place if it's an issue? They could have chosen a white actress and been nice and safe.

    It also makes me wonder if Asians had a problem with her being black at all. Esp. since she was cast opposite their precious Bi. I haven't heard any negative backlash about that, but now I'm curious.

    (Moi, can you please delete the other two double posts? My computer zapped out there for a minute. Thanks.)

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  110. @ Hetaya,

    I've only seen one Kdrama, "A love to kill" staring our sexy Rain and what you said seems to be true. The store is a love pentagon, a tragic love story yet there are nly 3 kisses in the entire 16 hour series.
    1. Rain kisses his best female friend on neck
    2. Rain kisses his brother's ex on the lips
    3. Rain french kisses his brother's ex within an inch of her life

    The rest of the love pentagon is shown through caring, regard, and a little jealousy. They protect each other, cook, hold hands, fall asleep on their lovers shoulder, promise to marry, say they want to have sons that look like their lover and give compliments. It is all very sweet and romantic.

    This is the kind of love that was shown in Ninja Assassin between Raizo/Kirko and Raizo/Mika. Protecting someone, carrying them, smiling, flirting, giving them water = LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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  111. @Lenoxave

    I said it, and I'll say it again. That right there, was Mika's kiss, damn it! Can you imagine how friggin hot it would have been if Raizo would have bent Mika over his arm and kissed the shit out of her like that? Whew!

    But I will admit that that scene was hot. He kissed the hell out of her! I don't even know what the hell was going on, and I want to watch the rest of it to find out. (The look on old boy's face at the end was priceless.)

    *sigh* Obviously, Asian men aren't the asexual, girly men that Westerners would like us to think. That kiss had more chemistry and sexiness than I've seen over here in a long time.

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  112. Oh wow. Felt a lightning bolt in my nether regions, yes I did. DAMN, the man can kiss.

    And we ain't get none of that in NA? WTF? Someone betta recognize!

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  113. @Cinnamon. It's a K-Drama called "A Love To Kill". The episodes are on you tube and subtitled in English as well.

    It's a tale of love & revenge. Bi's character is a bad-ass kickboxer/bodyguard whose brother is injured in a tragic accident.

    He holds the woman he was kissing responsible for his brother's suffering and he vows revenge.

    Check it out. Bi does some solid acting in the series.

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  114. @Moi

    Oh wow. Felt a lightning bolt in my nether regions, yes I did. DAMN, the man can kiss.

    LOL!!! Yes that man can certainly lay one on a woman. I had my head cocked sideways trying to follow the tongue action on that one.

    Of course, I had to watch it a couple of times just to make sure that I wasn't being biased. *wink, wink* And nope...no bias here. That man can kiss. Period.

    @Lenoxave

    Can we possibly talk you into posting the vid on the Narrative? That kiss certainly deserves the spotlight. Lawd have mercy!

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  115. Most important stuff first - Rain's lips... Biased! I know another Asian guy who can kiss, too. My nether regions frequently overload. ;)

    @Modest-Goddess

    This is the kind of love that was shown in Ninja Assassin between Raizo/Kirko and Raizo/Mika. Protecting someone, carrying them, smiling, flirting, giving them water = LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    This is what I'm accustomed to seeing now and what I prefer. I haven't watched many K-dramas through and through, but I've seen videos of kiss collections and within each drama the kisses seem to be few and far between. They all mean something.

    You also touched on something extremely important. While there is a phrase to represent "I love you" in Japan, it's rather lame and has no real bearing on actual couples. If you want to know if a man really loves a woman in a J-drama, listen for another phrase, "I want to protect you for the rest of my life/I want to protect her for the rest of my life/I'll spend the rest of my life providing for her/you." I wonder what the comparable Korean phrase is.

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  116. Great work, Hateya!!! I KNEW it - you have to post this over on the Narrative as well.

    Why Rain said what he is rumored to have said remains a mystery.

    He himself didn't say it.

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  117. By the way, I've added an "Addictionary" to the end of this post. Feel free to come up with more.

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  118. I'll cross post now. Oh yes...I need to learn how to type and spell. :(

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  119. Moi- Please send this through again with the correct spelling.

    @cinnamon
    It also makes me wonder if Asians had a problem with her being black at all. Esp. since she was cast opposite their precious Bi. I haven't heard any negative backlash about that, but now I'm curious.

    When I first read this days ago, I wanted to say, "This isn't a problem because dicks are the target audience, not Rain's fangirls."

    I decided to prove this one way or another through an experiment. I enlisted the aid of a guy I know to edit vids of Naomie as herself (beginning with her in a little yellow dress) and then to edit Ninja Assassin in order to remove Kosugi Sho and the orphanage scene. The edit only covered Mika and Raizo's scenes, leaving only enough additional footage to explain context.

    After that was done, it was lunch time and the first floor lounge is always packed with men. I found 11 guys eating in front of the television set. I asked to borrow the set because I needed to test my footage. They all agreed. Before it was over, 17 men were in the room, ranging from 22-50. There were three other women,too, but the moment the blood cropped up, they fled.

    Well, hell, the moment Naomie came out in that little yellow dress, the cat calls began. They're guys. Even while Mika and Raizo were underway, many of the guys were still focused on her legs and nipples (from another shot). I'd also included a snippet of the fuck scene with Josh Hartnett.

    Afterward, I only posed two questions:

    Q1: Can you think of any reason why the male lead actor would hesitate to do a love scene with this actress?

    A: (majority) He's gay.

    Q2: Do you believe her race was a factor?

    A: (various) "No, he's just gay." "If it was, he doesn't deserve to be a leading man." "He's stupid." "He's a Korean, right? Isn't he a Christian?" "No, she's just flat-chested like Asian woman. White women always have large fake breasts." (they do) "Silly women might have a problem. A real man wouldn't." (telling, isn't it?) "She's too hot for him." "Maybe he took a vow or something?"

    Although this sampling was extremely limited, I think it's fair to conclude that Naomie's race would not be a factor for the core audience of men.

    We're back where we started, right? Since blood, gore, tits and ass go hand in hand, it would have been ridiculous to hire Naomie if TPTB thought her race was a liability.

    There's another thing, too. Logic would dictate that this script was written for a "white" woman. Even so, neither the original script nor the revisions included a kissing or sex scene between Mika and Raizo. Does this mean Michael Sand thinks women have cooties? Was he dissing the Asian male from inception?

    Nothing actually happened in the shower except they were both naked in the bathroom, which is just fine with me.

    Download at your own risk. I did, but this computer is disposable.

    http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/2009/12/ninja-assassin-script-screenplay

    Why Rain said what he is rumored to have said remains a mystery. His Korean fangirls aren't even sufficient in number to support this movie. That's why he's over here whoring himself out, which is also fine by me. Mostly men went to the theater and mostly men bought the DVDs.

    Thankfully, since the movie is being released on the 14th of this month, the movie's final total will exceed more than 60 million dollars. That's almost twice as much as the current SITC.

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  120. please add
    "pattern" and "research" to the addictionary

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  121. You might find this amusing, but I went out yesterday and bought a fucking Blu-Ray player... for the sole purpose of watching the Ninja Assassin combo set. The Husband was all WTF, but there wasn't much he could do about it. Sales clerks don't pay attention to husbands here.;)

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  122. @Hateya

    Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Rain in hi-def. It doesn't get much better than that!

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  123. Hi there. Glad to meet more fans of Rain.

    Have you visited Cloud USA yet? Cloud USA is an unofficial fan site for Rain that a friend and I started back in January 2010. We think it's a pretty cool place, and we hope you will too. You can find it at: http://www.cloudusa.org

    FYI, Rain is currently filming a Korean drama called Runaway (or Fugitive--in Korean the word is Domanja). Runaway will be airing over in Korea on KBS in the September/October time frame. Runaway is a spy/action drama, with romantic elements, a love triangle, the works. We hope to be able to share the English-subtitled episodes as soon as they are available. Just thought you might like to know we existed.

    Please come visit us. And please spread the word!

    Thanks,

    Terri :-}
    e-mail: Terri@cloudusa.org
    Fansite Homepage: http://www.cloudusa.org

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  124. Damn, Bi knows everyone doesn't he?

    Take a look @ Bi, Tyrese and JYP rollin' in Hong Kong.

    Who Knew?

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  125. @Lenoxave

    I love it! I can't say that I'm surprised. Certainly giddy at the sight of two tall, fine MoC strutting through an airport (or wherever they were), but not surprised. Bi's pattern continues...

    He better be careful though or he'll be accused of being corrupted by the EBM™. Yeah...like he really gives a damn what people think. It's one of the reasons that I like him.

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  126. Hi, I was googling for rain pics and came across this article, which is great by the way.I also read FF.net so I probably have read one of your stories. I'm so happy to see other black women who are in love with rain as much as I. Yes, this movie has become an addiction to me as well. LOL! I'm checking out his latest k-drama fugitive; plan B which features another hottie; Daniel Henney.

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  127. @ cite

    You are very welcome!!!

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