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

Contrary to the banner, this journal is not friends only. Rather, it is semi-friends only for the reason that I like people to comment before they friend me. Why? Because I don't feel comfortable with complete strangers friending me. It's as simple as that. I don't expect anything fancy and I don't bite- just drop me a comment stating who you are and why you'd like to friend me, and, chances are, I'll friend you back. Fandoms in common help a lot, too. However, if you don't comment on this post, I won't friend you back, simple as that.

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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Kimeru//JUNK BEAT
ミランダ (大丈夫)
On May 7th, I went down to Nagoya to see NEWS in Nippon Gaishi Hall! Unfortunately, I had a fever that day, which really sucked, but I was still able to enjoy the show! I'm going again in June, but before that, I wanted to share my experience from May, so I've written up a little report here!

NEWS Quartetto Tour in Nippon Gaishi Hall, 2016.5.7 @ 5 pmCollapse )

The show was seriously amazing. *___* I can't wait to see it again in Tokyo!
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: NEWS//Sayaendo
ミランダ (大丈夫)
20 May 2016 @ 12:12 pm
What with traveling and being sick, I've been really bad at writing fic recently, but I managed a little something for shiritori. I pretty much always write the same fic over and over for Hikaru and Inoo but… oh well. >__>

title: undeniably romantic
rating: pg-13
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 1,248
beta: yomimashou
author's note: Somehow I always seem to write the same Hikaru and Inoo fic every time. >__> Set sometime after the filming for the April 15th episode of Meringue no Kimochi; written for shiritori @ writetomyheart !
summary: Inoo can't help but think, no matter how much he himself would object, that Hikaru really is romantic.

"We can be cute together!" Inoo insists delightedly at Hikaru"s look of shock and horrorCollapse )
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Maji Sunshine
ミランダ (大丈夫)
Taking a break in posting about my personal life to post about my experience seeing KAT-TUN's 10th anniversary concert in Tokyo Dome last month! This is definitely not going to be a real report, because I don't know enough about KAT-TUN and their history to write effectively about what happened, and there are a lot of Hyphens out there who have written real reports, but I'm going to put my feelings and photos here.

KAT-TUN 10KS in Tokyo Dome, 2016.4.30Collapse )

All in all, the concert was really great, and I really hope I have a chance to go to another KAT-TUN concert in the future. I'm rooting for you, KAT-TUN!!
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: KAT-TUN//Haruka na Yakusoku
ミランダ (大丈夫)
11 May 2016 @ 09:38 am
I'm so proud of the uchiwa that I made for NEWS's Quartetto tour that I took way too many pictures, but I really want to share them here. Since my IRL friends group is four people, I was really excited that it worked out that we could do a complete set of four! It's so adorable that NEWS has shapes and colors, and that fact really lends itself to making cute uchiwa, so I really wanted to take advantage of it. If you're interested to see more of what I made, check them out under the cut!

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Sadly, our Koyama wasn't able to come with us to Nagoya, so I'm looking forward to using them all together in Tokyo a month from now!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: NEWS//Chankapaana
ミランダ (大丈夫)
10 May 2016 @ 10:21 pm
I should be posting a plethora of things that I have backlogged, but I'm still a bit sick and busy coming back to work after the long break, so for now, another short post… but I'm beyond excited, because I was able to get my Maji Sunshine singles a day early! Usually I end up ordering from Amazon because the other sites sell out super fast, often while I'm at work, but for this one I was able to grab them from HMV, so I got them the day early, yaaaaay!

And I was super happy to discover… [SPOILERS]Collapse )

In other news, I'm waaaay behind on like every regular program (Itadaki High JUMP, Little Tokyo Life, Hen Lab), but I'm going to try to catch up tomorrow. T__T I feel like I'm behind on pretty much everything in life, but I'm trying to catch up!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Maji Sunshine
ミランダ (大丈夫)
05 May 2016 @ 09:53 pm
A brief post for my Shiritori and to say I survived Golden Week, but am now sick, and trying to rest up and recover for NEWS on Saturday! I'll post more in detail either tomorrow or after I get back from Nagoya, but for now, have this little drabble I wrote for Shiritori.

title: Lucky
rating: g
pairing: Koyama Keiichiro/Tegoshi Yuya
word count: 660
beta: yomimashou
author's note: I'm sick, so I wasn't able to write much for this round of shiritori @ writetomyheart , but I wanted to write a little something about one of the boys being sick too. XD;
summary: Especially on days like this, when Kei gives Tegoshi the little extra help that he needs despite the fact that Tegoshi hates to ask for it, he knows that he's probably the luckiest man alive to have Kei in his life.

Even after Kei’s gone off to work, Tegoshi can"t help whining to himself a little bit despite that there"s no one around to hear it.Collapse )
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Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: NEWS//Chankapaana
ミランダ (大丈夫)
29 April 2016 @ 11:17 pm
After a stressful day making uchiwa and getting my apartment ready for visitors, tomorrow, I'm headed into Tokyo for KAT-TUN's 10th anniversary concert, and then I'm bringing friends back with me on Sunday~ Then I'm going to do touristing in my area for Golden Week with my friends through Thursday, go to work on Friday, and then go to NEWS in Nagoya on the following weekend.

Obviously I'll have access to my computer when I'm in my apartment, but I'll probably be pretty busy and won't be around much. I'm sorry for any inconveniences and I'll try to get back to anyone who comments or messages me as soon as possible, but I'll probably be MIA most of the time. I'm also sorry I've been slow to reply comments; it's been sort of a stressful time, but I'm going to try to get back on top of stuff when I get back!

For the time being, I hope everyone has a good weekend, and for those in Japan, a good start to Golden Week!

PS: Today was my one year anniversary of seeing Karafuto Ojisan, and I'm still not over that I will never be able to see it again ;__; Inochan was so amazing.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Kira Kira Hikare
ミランダ (大丈夫)
I'm back from Tokyo for the weekend, and despite the fact that I'm way behind on the reports that I really want to write, I felt like the best way to get through the list was to get this report done literally as soon as possible, so without further ado, here is my report of Sexy Zone's "Welcome to Sexy Zone" tour in Yoyogi Taikukan!

As usual, and especially because I don't really follow Sexy Zone very closely anymore and I wasn't that engaged by most of the setlist other than appreciating how talented the guys are, rather than a full detailed report with the whole setlist, this is just a report of the bits that particularly caught my attention.

"Welcome to Sexy Zone" Tour in Yoyogi Taikukan, 2016.4.24Collapse )

All in all, I had a pretty good time, and I'm glad that I went! Even though I don't really follow Sexy Zone very strongly now, they're all so talented and they've grown up so much and they work so hard, so I'm glad I got to be able to see the fruit of their efforts.
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Sexy Zone//Congratulations
ミランダ (大丈夫)
18 April 2016 @ 08:28 pm
My really late shiritori. T__T; I've been really bad lately, but this weekend was really rough. I'll do my best to be on time next time. T__T;

title: Long Day
rating: pg
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru/Inoo Kei
word count: 843
beta: yomimashou
author's note: Just a short drabble about Inoo's recent work. I'm so proud of him for everything he's doing, but it seems exhausting. Written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart !
summary: Pressing a kiss to Hikaru's shoulder and murmuring, "Good night," he lets himself drift off knowing that no matter how tired he is, he has the best boyfriend ever taking care of him.

Closing the door behind him with a sigh, Inoo struggles to find the energy to take the last few steps across the room that will bring him to the bed.Collapse )
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Ride With Me
ミランダ (大丈夫)
16 April 2016 @ 10:52 pm
Well, yesterday was extremely shitty, but I don't want to dwell on it! So in order to make myself feel better, I'm going to post a Shige appreciation post. Because who doesn't want to appreciate Shige (don't answer that).

This is pretty much just a random assortment of photos that I've been enjoying recently, but I'll throw them here loosely in chronological order because I like order. |D;

♪〜Baby, listen to the happy music〜♪Collapse )

It's my last free weekend before a long string of stuff (Sexy Zone, KAT-TUN, Golden Week, NEWS), but of course I didn't do anything productive today. OTL. Oh well… I'll just sit here and look at Shige. > 3 >
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: Kato Shigeaki//HAPPY MUSIC
ミランダ (大丈夫)
11 April 2016 @ 01:52 pm
I managed to make my shiritori into something significantly longer, for once. I'm already behind in fic for the year, but at least this has some substance…

title: Foresight, or: Five times Kusano was right, and one time he was pretty darn close
rating: pg
pairings: Kusano Hironori x Kato Shigeaki
warnings: As usual, not the most positive portrayal of Yamapi and Nishikido, so please read with discretion if that is offensive to you.
word count: 4,162
beta: yomimashou
author's note: This was started for Shiritori @ writetomyheart , but it got much longer. I went with a nostalgic theme for the title, oops.
summary: Even though Kusano's not the brightest or the most responsible person in the world, Shige can't help but think that there's just something about him that allows him to see the world for what it is, and it makes Shige feel so, so lucky to have him in his life.

Shige can"t help but think that maybe Kusano might know what he"s talking about.Collapse )
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Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: NEWS//Akaku Moyuru Taiyo
ミランダ (大丈夫)
08 April 2016 @ 03:39 pm
Because I'm a total loser and watching too much old Ya-ya-yah is bad for my heart, I've compiled a few cute old pictures of Kusano and Shige together and I'm going to post them here. YOLO.

♪〜いつかは巡り会えると君と同じ夢が見えると〜♪Collapse )

So yeah. This is what I've been doing with the past month OTL. I'm a special person, but whatever. Their love is beautiful.
Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
Current Music: K.K.Kity//Sennen no Love Song
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 March 2016 @ 02:49 pm
One: JUMP announced a new single! Idk what's up with the title or the fact that there's a B-side called "We are Otoko no Ko" ("We are Boys") but you know what? I'm not complaining! XD Yay for a new single. ♥ It's pretty much on the same schedule as last year, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a tour announcement soon!

Two: Starting tomorrow, I'm going to be traveling out of town with parents until April 3rd. I'll be checking on my phone, and comments/PMs reach me by email, but I won't be around much to post or comment.

Three: Today is my last day at work for the school year, which feels weird and bittersweet but also like I'm so glad people I don't like are retiring. Hopefully they don't move my desk while I'm gone; the inside of the drawers are so messy right now >__>

Four: I have to pack when I go home. Yuck.

Five: My friends are going to the Sexy Zone tour this weekend in Nagoya, so I'm interested to see how that goes.

Six: time put ur hand up~ (tomereru ka? orera wo~)

Seven: The sakura have started blooming at my school! I hope that means the ones in Tokyo and Kansai will bloom while my parents are here ♥

Eight: Catch everyone in April!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: KAT-TUN//SIX SENSES
ミランダ (大丈夫)
22 March 2016 @ 07:54 pm
Well, my shiritori fics keep getting weirder and weirder. Oops. >__> I really enjoy this verse, though so I'd like to try to write it more… even if it is pretty weird. Hopefully it's enjoyable!

title: understanding
rating: pg
pairing: gen; Tegoshi-centric; former Tegoshi→Yamapi
warnings: ABO-universe; m-preg; mention of unsafe sex; mention of unhealthy relationship dynamics; teenage pregnancy (18 years old); passing mention of abortion, negative presentation of Yamapi. If any of these things are offensive or upsetting to you, please read with discretion.
word count: 1,260
beta: yomimashou ; 9kinds
author's note: I don't even know what to say about this one OTL. It's set in early 2006 in my Johnny's ABO-verse for which the original fic is here. This is one of those story lines that I made up with my friends that I wasn't ever expecting to make it into fic format but… somehow, it happened. Please read the warnings! Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart ~
summary: Tegoshi thinks maybe he's the one who's beginning to understand a little bit about strength.

"It"s okay," Tegoshi says with a weak smile.Collapse )
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Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: NEWS//Akaku Moyuru Taiyo
ミランダ (大丈夫)
Life is going about as shittily as it has been for the past two weeks, but I've been trying to have a little fun, too. Yesterday I laminated about 50 namecards that my students made in class to help them remember how to write their names properly in English when they get to JHS (the first day, before they learn anything, they have to write their names in permanent ink on their binders, so it's really sad if they mess up and have to live with it written wrong for the rest of the year), but while I was doing it, there was empty space in the lamination sheets that one of the kids' name cards wouldn't fit in. I obviously couldn't just chop off part of the kids' project, so I decided to cut down some of the colored paper and use it for my own nefarious purposes. |D;

I made some really cool gifts for my friends/myself.Collapse )

In other news, tomorrow is Inochan's Shimura Doubutsuen! Stoked~
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Kato Shigeaki//ESCORT
ミランダ (大丈夫)
13 March 2016 @ 03:13 pm
Last month's Potato was so attractive that I couldn't help but make icons of it! Not a very productive thing to do with my day, I know, but the boys are pretty at least? XD;

[45] Hey! Say! JUMP
[5] Arioka Daiki
[5] Inoo Kei
[5] Okamoto Keito
[5] Takaki Yuya
[5] Chinen Yuri
[5] Nakajima Yuto
[5] Yaotome Hikaru
[5] Yabu Kota
[5] Yamada Ryosuke

♫〜それとも僕が嫌いなの?〜♫Collapse )

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Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Kaitou y-ellow-voice//Yes!
ミランダ (大丈夫)
08 March 2016 @ 08:05 pm
Well, apparently the ship I was embarrassed about yesterday came out faster than expected, lol. This is what watching too many old Ya-ya-yah episodes has done to me. But seriously, they're too cute. Their love is too cute.

title: 支え合う
rating: pg
pairing: Kusano Hironori x Kato Shigeaki
warnings: mentions of cigarette smoking; vague negative portrayal of Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo
word count: 1,860
beta: 9kinds and yomimashou
author's note: I don't… even have any excuses. They're in love okay. Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart . The title, sasaeau, means something along the lines of "supporting one another together," which is much less catchy in English. Special thanks to 9kinds who is my expert Paana~
summary: They've gone through a lot to get to this point, yes, but Shige knows that he wouldn't trade all the times they've had together for the world.

Before, things had been different.Collapse )
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Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
Current Music: NEWS//NEWS Nippon
ミランダ (大丈夫)
07 March 2016 @ 10:05 pm
This is quite late, but on the last day of February, I gave out the last of my Valentine's Day chocolates to the other ALTs (foreign English teachers) in my city. We have a meeting once a month, so even though it was long after Valentine's day, it was my only chance to give them out. These ones were matcha and dark chocolate or almond milk chocolate and white chocolate tarts!

Late Valentines!Collapse )

All in all, my life hasn't been super exciting. It's that stressful, wrapping-up time of year, but last weekend we took a break and did a bunch of shopping in Tokyo, as well as spending time with ltgmars , which was super fun! Also, perhaps the insanity pushed me over the edge but I've fallen face-first into a crazy new ship and am knee-deep in the process of discussing it from every angle with my friends… undoubtedly it will leak into my LJ eventually, but for the time being, I'm too embarrassed, so I'll leave it at that. |D;
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! BEST//Score
ミランダ (大丈夫)
Great news came in this morning! Inoo will become the first member of Hey! Say! JUMP to become a regular member of a morning talk show! I'm really excited, based on what's been announced so far:

Inoo Kei (25), of Hey!Say!JUMP will be becoming a regular on Thursdays on Fuji TV's "Mezamashi TV" (Monday~Friday starting at 5:25 am), as has been reported on March 3rd.

In the opening of the program on that day, the show's MC Announcer Miyake Masaharu (53) stated, "Starting in April, "Mezamashi TV" will undergo a sizable change. From April, Inoo Kei will be added to the program as a special reporter." He explained, "Every Thursday from this time (5:20 am) until the end of the program at 8, he will be appearing with us."

Next, Announcer Nagashima Yumi (24) introduced Inoo, saying, "He graduated from Meiji University with a degree in architecture, so he's a boy who specializes in science." She added, "We've prepared new corners for the show, such as segments where Inoo goes out into the city, so please look forward to it."

From April, replacing Announcer Kato Ayako (30), Announcer Nagashima will become a main caster on the program, working in combination with Announcer Miyake.

Source: Oricon News

I'm really happy for him, and I'm looking forward to see what he does on the show! Not so sure I'll be able to start waking up at 5:20 just to watch, but we'll see. XD;
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//AinoArika