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ミランダ (大丈夫)
21 December 2012 @ 08:55 pm



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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Kimeru//JUNK BEAT
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
27 September 2016 @ 10:30 pm
Well, I'm not sure how this happened, but somehow, I was inspired to write fic for Samurai Mode. The nostalgia overtook me, I guess. XD After rewatching the DVD of the 2008 show, I really just have a lot of love for this pairing, so even if it's a blast from the past, I wanted to write a little something. Hopefully it's enjoyable!

title:静かな賀宴 (shizuka na gaen; a quiet banquet)
rating: g
pairing: Shisui/Saiga (Sano Daiki and Washio Noboru’s characters in Samurai Mode)
word count: 2,080
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: This is set about a year after the end of the Vol. 15 Samurai Mode saien from 2016 (which is subtly different from the original 2008 version). Most of the backstory in here is just my personal headcanon for the saien, so my apologies if it’s confusing. The title is a play on the kanji that I chose for their names (since *pnish* has never given kanji); in my heart, Shisui is 静水 and Saiga is 才賀 . The saien really just stole my heart, so I wanted to write a little something about one of my favorite *pnish* pairings. ♥
summary: Saiga doesn’t think it’s immaturity that finds him coming back here night after night, and he doesn’t think Shisui would say it was either, which is, perhaps, what makes the current state of affairs so complicated.

The overgrown path around to the back of the temple, shadowy and moonlit now in the dark of the night, is familiar and welcoming now, Saiga thinks as he lets himself through the side gate.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Kimeru//Make You Free
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
26 September 2016 @ 11:24 pm
Back from Tokyo, and from seeing Shounentachi for a second time, and also the saien of *pnish*'s Samurai Mode! I'm going to try to write up Shounentachi this year (and also write up last year's for posterity, because I really enjoyed last year's more), but right now, I'm totally in awe of how great Samurai Mode was. Please forgive the non-Johnny's gushing and rambling... it's super nostalgic for me and I want to get all my feelings out XD;

Spoilers for Samurai Mode!Collapse )

I know I'm really behind in stuff, but I needed to get all my nostalgic feelings out, ahaha ^^;;; And seriously, if you're into theatre and in Japan, I definitely recommend *pnish*'s works!
 
 
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: *pnish*//Makenaide
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
16 September 2016 @ 01:16 pm
I managed to get this done before I slip away for a long weekend in Tokyo! I know I haven't been inspired recently (probably because I'm stressed out... and now the fact that I'm not being fandom productive is making me more stressed out... OTL), but at least I managed this.

I'm going to be away for the weekend, though, so if you try to reach me I may not be able to get back to you! Sorry for the inconvenience.

Also, hopefully the fic is enjoyable.


title: pre-show jitters
rating: pg
pairings: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 956
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: After seeing JUMP in Yokohama last month, I’m totally convinced Inoo and Hikaru are in love. XD; This is set during the current DEAR. tour; written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Right now, somehow, Inoo knows exactly what Hikaru needs.

"Go amaze the fans with your sexiness~"a smooth voice whispers in Hikaru’s ear.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Forever
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
The director of Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta, Sato Touya, has been posting answers to people's questions and other bits of information about the characters and happenings from the drama on his twitter since the drama ended last night. I was really excited to see all these little tidbits, and to learn more about the drama and the characters, so I decided to translate them here!

If you're interested in the translated tweets, click the cut! Spoilers for the last episode of Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta, obviously~

SoshiDare trivia and facts!Collapse )

Mr. Sato now seems to be focusing on his next drama, and tweeted yesterday saying he unfortunately is out of time for answering questions and thanks everyone for following along. But I'm really glad he gave us all these bits of information, so we can get a better and more full idea of the SoshiDare world, and of course, Kusaka Eiji ♥
 
 
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//We are Otoko no ko!
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
Oh my god, Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta!!! There are some things that I'm still sort of ??? about, but for the most part (for the Inoo-related part), I'm satisfied with that final episode. I'm going to ramble about it now, so click the cut for spoilers~

Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta Final Episode!Collapse )

If you're not watching the drama, I really, really recommend it! If you like thriller, mystery, or suspense media, this was a fun watch. It reminded me of Maoh (the 2008 drama with Ohno Satoshi and Ikuta Toma) in some aspects.
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//order
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
04 September 2016 @ 11:42 pm
Holy shit Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta!!! I don't want to spoil anyone, so I'm going to put all my failing under a cut, but oh my god.

Spoilers for episode 8 and the preview for episode 9!Collapse )

So yes!! If you like mystery/suspense and you're looking for a new drama to watch, please please please check out Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta! It's actually turned out really good, and even outside of Inochan's performance, I'm really enjoying it a lot!
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//We are Otoko no Ko
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
21 August 2016 @ 11:38 pm
I updated my JE fic archive today! It was really out of date, oops.

I also caught up on 3-5 and then watched the 6th episode of Soshite Dare Mo Inakunatta! It's a pretty weird drama and the main character is really annoying, but I actually quite enjoy it. I have to admit that the plot twist at the end of episode 5 was really unexpected, and I didn't think it was going to go in that direction, but I'm excited that Inochan seems to be getting more screen time now! I'm looking forward to seeing where it's going, even if I'm pretty shocked about [spoiler] in the preview for the next episode.

I didn't really have anything planned for this weekend, but I still can't help but feel unproductive >_>; Oh well... there's always next weekend.
 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: Inoo Kei & Yaotome Hikaru//Konya Anata wo Kudokimasu
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
20 August 2016 @ 06:26 pm
This is just a short shiritori drabble about Inoo and Hikaru practicing for the DEAR. tour. ♥ They were so wonderful, I can't wait to see them again in October! This isn't much, but... they were beautiful. XD;


title: 君の魅力は異常
rating: pg
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 937
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Inoo and Hikaru’s performance of their duet in the DEAR. tour is super amazing and I’m totally in love with it… but not as in love as Inoo and Hikaru are with one another. The title, “kimi no miryoku wa ijou” is a lyric from Konya Anata wo Kudokimasu, and means something along the lines of, “Your charm is abnormal.” Written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart
summary: Inoo isn’t usually one to believe in fate, but he has to admit that it was either that or the happiest of accidents that he and Hikaru happened to fall in love, because he really doesn’t think there’s anyone in the whole world who he could possibly love quite the way he loves Hikaru.

For the millionth time, or what feels like it, at least, Inoo and Hikaru tumble into the dressing room full of giggles and glee, fingers tangled together as the door falls shut behind them.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: Inoo Kei & Yaotome Hikaru//Konya Anata wo Kudokimasu
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
Trying to keep the ball rolling with the really late reports! I'm going to be traveling from Saturday to Monday, and then heading back to Japan early Tuesday morning, but at least I was able to finish up the JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena reports. As in previous entries, this is mostly just specific details from that day, so for more information about the concert, check out the previous reports from Nagoya here and here, as well as the first and second shows I saw in Yokohama here and here.

JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena, 2015.10.12 @ 12:30 pmCollapse )

Whew, I'm glad I was able to get these reports done. I know I still have a few left before I'm totally up to date, but I'm working on it. XD;; Tomorrow and the next day I'll probably be a little busy, so I'm sorry if I go MIA! But for now, I hope these reports are at least enjoyable, even though they're late. XD;
 
 
Current Mood: workingworking
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Boys Don't Stop
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
I'm trying to keep getting out all these reports I haven't done yet, so up next, we have the Sunday afternoon show of JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama! This is mostly just specific details from that day, so for more information about the concert, check out the previous reports from Nagoya here and here, as well as the first show I saw in Yokohama here.

JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena, 2015.10.11Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Maji Sunshine
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
I think this is the latest I've ever posted a report, but coming in at 10 months late, here's the report for the first of three shows of JUMPing CARnival that I saw in Yokohama Arena. I'm sure that pretty much no one cares anymore considering that the DVD has already come out, but I wanted to both share the little things that didn't get onto the DVD and write this for posterity and just for my own memory, so here it is.

I don't go into that much detail since a lot of things were really similar to the show I reported about in Nagoya, so if you want to refer back to those reports, they're here and here!

And with no further ado, onto the report!

JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena, 2015.10.10 @ 12:30 pmCollapse )
 
 
Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Kimi Attraction
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 July 2016 @ 10:56 am
I'm pretty stressed about leaving the country tomorrow, but I managed to write a short shiritori. ^^; I feel like the title of this entry describes like many NEWS fics that I've written XD;


title: non-alcohol
rating: pg
pairings: Koyama Keiichiro x Tegoshi Yuya
warnings: This, while is lighthearted and silly, is about drunken partying, so if that might offend you, please read with discretion!
word count: 865
beta: yomimashou
author's note: Shige mentioned recently that he abstained from alcohol for the entirety of the Quartetto tour for some reason. Considering the stories about what happened while the other members were drunk, I couldn't help but feel bad for him. Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Shige thinks, no amount of alcohol could make him drunk enough to handle this.

"Protective much?" Shige asks dryly with a raised eyebrow as he sips his non-alcoholic beer and watches Koyama clutch Tegoshi"s body tightly to his chest.Collapse )
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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: NEWS//Chankapaana
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
19 July 2016 @ 04:20 pm
Finally, I'm getting around to writing my report from NEWS's Quartetto concert in Tokyo Dome. Better late than never? I'm sorry I'm awful about doing these things on time T__T;

At any rate, I really enjoyed this concert tour, but I had some hesitations about seeing it in Tokyo Dome. I've had very few really good experiences in Tokyo Dome; because it's so huge and hard to see something from any view and anything from some views, I feel like the best view I've ever had there is mediocre. From the arena, you can sort of see the closest stage and catwalk area but nothing else; from the lower stands you can what what's close to you okay but everything else is a tiny speck and you can't even tell who is who from how small their faces seem. From the front few rows of the fourth floor, you can see sort of a good overview but it's hard to get super into it because you're so removed; from the back of the fourth floor stands, you can see an even tinier view of the whole show, but you're so far back that the sound takes too long to travel to your ears and everything is slightly off. And don't even get me started on the lower stand outfield seats-- Gate 25 stands are the absolute worst. You're behind the main stage, so the "best" view that you have is of their backs, and the biggest screen, the one behind the main stage, is at an angle such that you can't really watch it, so there's not a good screen, either.

Based on my past experiences with all of these views of Tokyo Dome, and after having an amazing time in the tiny Nagoya venue where, even in our seats pretty far away from the stage, we were able to see them up close, I was trepidatious about how the show would be in Tokyo Dome. But luckily, it was much, much better than I had expected!

NEWS Quartetto Tour, Tokyo Dome, June 11th @ 6 pmCollapse )

Whew. I'm glad I finally got that done! It was a really great show, so I want to share it with everyone. ♥
 
 
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: NEWS//Aikotoba
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
17 July 2016 @ 11:46 pm
Well, I did basically nothing productive today except laundry, but considering how busy I've been lately, I'm choosing to view that as a win >__>; Sundays are for being lazy, right? >___> Shh, don't tell me otherwise.

On the bright side, Inochan's drama had its first episode tonight, and I think it seems promising! I really don't enjoy dramas that are based mostly around relationships (romantic, family, coworkers, etc), so I was glad he's in a suspense/mystery drama. The main character was really dumb, as main characters in these things often are, but I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes. Also, most importantly, Inochan was really good! It's so nice to get to see him act on TV after knowing from Karafuto Ojisan how amazing his acting abilities are. I'm looking forward to seeing more of him on the drama. ♥

Tomorrow is a national holiday, so no work, yay. It's also the FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri, which isn't as good as The Music Day, but I'm looking forward to it XD; I doubt I'll be any more productive than today, but… Oh well. >__>;;
 
 
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Maji Sunshine
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
13 July 2016 @ 10:33 pm
This is pretty late now, but I wrote a bit of a birthday fic for Shige. I obviously have no idea what he was actually doing on his birthday, but I hope he was having a nice time ♥


title: 今傍にいれることありがとう
rating: pg
pairing: Kato Shigeaki x Kusano Hironori
word count: 1,855
beta: yomimashou
author's note: Happy belated birthday, Shige! ♥
summary: Shige can't help but think, sappy as it is, that having Kusano here with him is really the best birthday present he could ever ask for.

Shige can"t help but smile warmly to himself as he lies beside Kusano in his futon late into the evening of July eleventh.Collapse )
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Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: NEWS//Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
05 July 2016 @ 08:18 pm
Sunday was crazy busy, so I didn't really have time to post, but!! Inochan was so good in the Doctor X special! I was sort of let down by how melodramatic the main plot was and how there wasn't much weight given to Inochan's resolution in terms of the skating tournament, but he was really good and I enjoyed his performance a lot. Also! You can see me! My face was cut off, but I'm right behind him when he's speaking in the end, so… yay? XD;

Today was an ALT Day event at yomimashou's school, and it was the first time I've ever been to her school! Her ALT Days were all on days I couldn't be scheduled to go in the past, so I was never chosen, but I finally had a chance go! There was a part of the activity where the students had to ask me who my favorite famous person was, and it was exciting that most of them knew Inochan without prompting, and all of them knew who he was once I gave some context (the guy who likes cats on Shimura Doubutsuen, lol). Most of them wrote his name on their paper as "Inou," but hey, I'll take what I can get. XD;

This week continues to suck, but I'm going to do my best to get to the weekend. T__T; My friends and I are going to Tokyo to celebrate Shige's birthday, so I'm looking forward to that!
 
 
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Maji Sunshine
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
02 July 2016 @ 11:23 pm
I spent all today watching The Music Day, and I have no regrets! It was enjoyable from beginning to end, and I felt like ever during the day when the show is obviously geared towards an older audience, the enka didn't outweigh the parts that were interesting to me. I enjoyed all the little Arashi segments, and while I don't really follow AKB anymore (not that I ever really followed them hardcore, but I used to follow them more than I do now), I appreciated Milky getting to sing her graduation single.

But the most exciting part of the afternoon segment was most definitely the really long and unexpected segment about NEWS!! I guess it's because they're doing 24 hour TV, but there was a long segment about their history in terms of going from 9 to 4, and it even included a reenactment with actors to play the four members (most notably Koyama) acting out various struggles during the period when they went from 6 to 4. The actors were hilarious just on their own (really only Koyama's actor, who looked absolutely nothing like Koyama, had lines, but there was a scene with the four of them together, and while Shige was maa maa and you never saw Massu's actor's face, they just took an actor, dyed his hair bleach blonde, and put him in a leopard print matching top and bottom, and voila… Tego. I laughed really hard at that… but the segment, which included surprise footage from the Utsukushii Koi concert of everyone ugly-crying, was really moving, and it made me, my friends, and some of the announcers on the show cry. I don't know why the media loves surprising me with ugly-crying Shige, but I'm really happy that they were able to have that moving segment on such a major show as The Music Day, and I was really happy when my friend told me that Full Swing was trending on Twitter after they performed it. It was so wonderful, and I'm really happy for them.

They stayed on after their performance to watch Aiba's Shiyagare segment and have their reactions shown on the bottom of the screen, and I laughed when it turned out Aiba's segment was about making a chorus of entirely tone-deaf people. He used an app to test if people were tone-deaf or not; the app tested if you were singing the right notes and the right rhythm, and then it gave a number score. If that number score was under 40, the person was considered tone-deaf… and I really want to see Shige try the app, lol. Poor baby. I love you even though you can't sing!

And then in the evening came the medley, which was just as fun as usual, complete with Inochan flirting with many V6 members! He was in the same segment as Inocchi, and when the next group came on singing a V6 song, Inocchi jokingly tried to stay onstage dancing while Inoo tried to drag him offstage. Cute! And then during the finale, Inochan and Okada had their arms around one another and were dancing cutely together! Also, random bonus for the fact that Hikaru has once again bleached his hair out and it's no longer all-over pink, just blonde with pink highlights. To me this is much preferable. XD;

Apparently after this, Hikaru and Inoo did Radirer and then came back for the JUMP performance XD In the interim, however (if I recall correctly?), NEWS performed again, this time a medley of NYARO and their new song, Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e. I really enjoyed them having fun and playing around during NYARO, and I liked the new song and performance a lot too. I especially liked the aesthetic at the end when they stood holding their mics in both hands, which I thought was really… I don't know. Pretty? Fitting? It was nice. However, I'm pretty bitter that the first line of the song is Tego's solo line? I mean… I know Shige is never going to be the best singer, but because of that, he usually doesn't have prominent solo lines in any other songs. It would be nice if he could at least have them when it was a theme song for his drama :P I guess Hikari no Shizuku just got my hopes up, but. I'm still bitter about it.

And then last in the line of things that were my top priority to see was JUMP's performance! I sort of wish they'd start doing stuff from the new album already, but I know this performance was supposed to be summer themed. When they came out, they had a cute interaction with Sho where he called Inoo "Iio," and Inoo got to say "It's Inoo!!" I'm really glad that that joke is still running. XD Sho even called it a "teiban," if I recall correctly, or like… a standard/staple? gag, so I'm glad that everyone still enjoys it. Also! Inochan had his hair tucked behind his ears, which surprisingly didn't look stupid, and allowed me to see his earpiece for the first time ever! It was hard to tell if it was light blue or white, due to the lighting, but it had a K written on it, seemingly matching Daiki's that have a D on one side and an A on the other. Cute! The performance itself was adorable, too, so all in all, it was great.

I'm really glad this year was such an enjoyable The Music Day. Tomorrow is going to suck, but I'm happy I was able to watch this today!
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: NEWS//Full Swing
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
30 June 2016 @ 10:49 am
fic!  
I haven't been writing enough fic recently T__T; But at least I got one more done before the end of June. I hope this actually happened after Radirer on the 18th, ahaha.


title: "Okay."
rating: pg
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 1,832
beta: yomimashou
author's note: This is based on the 2016.6.18 episode of Radirer! Saturday, where Hikaru wrote and sang an original love song for Inoo. Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Inoo is still a little confused about whether this is actually happening or if he's dreaming, he knows there's only one answer, and so he smiles at Hikaru as reassuringly as he can, his heart swelling in his chest as he looks into Hikaru's eyes and says, "…Okay~"

Hikaru and Inoo tumble out of the studio full of giggles and delight.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: hothot
Current Music: Yaotome Hikaru//Inoo Kei
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
29 June 2016 @ 11:40 pm
Today was TV Tokyo's Ongakusai, and it was fun! JUMP performed really early, so sadly, that was over in the first hour, but they were really cute, and it's really amazing to me how much screen time Inochan gets now ;~~~; I'm so happy for him.

And then, conversely, NEWS was… almost last. XD I was starting to wonder if they got stuck in traffic or something when they finally showed up like 3 songs from the end… wearing their horrifying highlighter fringe-skirt costumes from the tour. They were literally my least favorite costumes of the whole concert, and I was not thrilled to see them on TV. They were about to ask Massu about them when some random guy showed up and advertised his show over them or something? I don't know, it was one of those odd live TV moments where things clearly didn't go according to the script. Also, I was super not a huge fan of Shige's hair. But they were still cute in their performance, so yay. ♥

Tomorrow is going to be busy, but hopefully also productive. And it's almost the weekend!
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Maji Sunshine