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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)
13 February 2017 @ 11:14 pm
Why does it take so long to put stupid chocolates into stupid bags?? Sheesh. I spent like 2 hours today packing up the chocolates for my JHS so that I can give them out tomorrow... 36 baggies, which is less than half of the total chocolates I have to package up over all. T__T;;;

But at least it's done, and I can do elementary tomorrow, and everything else as it comes, so I'm not too worried about it at this point. The worst of the chocolate-ing this year has passed. T__T;;

In other news (haha, news), I've now listened to Emma more times than any other NEWS song, and the obsession isn't showing signs of stopping OTL. Why did this happen to me?! And that doesn't even include plays on other people's phones and plays of the PV. I read an analysis of the lyrics on a Japanese blog and the fact that there's way more there than first meets the eye only made me love it more, OTL.

Also!! How about that Peach Girl trailer! Inochan's first crossdressing on TV *EVER*! And NEWS announced an album today, too. So I really can't really complain; today has been pretty good XD;
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: NEWS//Emma
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
11 February 2017 @ 03:25 pm
Today was exhausting. I had to meet a new coworker (the replacement for someone who I really, really disliked and who was generally a rude, racist, sexist asshole, so I was glad that he was being replaced, but also nervous that his replacement might be equally awful) and teach the class of kids who have intense behavioral issues, and then also teach an observation lesson that parents would be watching, so I was pretty much dreading the day from when I woke up in the morning. Luckily, I had a brand-new shirt to wear for the first time, and I felt like my outfit looked great and fashionable despite being a modified suit outfit (I had to wear a suit jacket for the observation lesson, but wore a cardigan for the rest of the day), and I also think my makeup looked great. For me, feeling like I look good in the morning and having that confidence boost can really make or break a day for me, so I started off on a good foot!

And then I met the new coworker, and he was, as far as I could tell, polite and respectful and not awful! When I had first met the previous awful guy and he found out I had way more experience than him, he'd gotten all up in arms and told me that I "had to respect him" and tried to nitpick literally everything I did to a ridiculous extent. The new coworker, when I told him I'd been working at my school for 4 and a half years, responded, "Wow, you must really know your stuff, then!" When Japanese coworkers, including the principal of the school asked the previous asshole guy to do anything, he'd say "WHAT?? Speak English!!" and argue with everything they asked of him. The new guy was very careful to be polite to my coworkers and do whatever was asked of him without getting in the way or being a bother. I don't really know anything about his personality and I don't think we're going to be best friends or anything, but I already have a positive impression of him. It's amazing how much just a respectful and polite attitude can get things off to the right start! (Also, as an aside, it's amazing how horrible and entitled and generally gross some foreign people can act in Japan.)

The horrible class was maybe slightly less horrible than they're fully capable of being, and then the parent observation class went fine, and randomly, one kid ran up to me outside of class announcing, "Everyone's talking about how Miranda-sensei is really good at kanji! Actually, katakana, hiragana, and kanji, the rumor is that all your writing is really neat and good!" Which was really cute, and made me feel good about myself. XD I'm not sure where this "hearsay" came from, but I was flattered, especially coming from a ten year old who really clearly was just saying it with no ulterior motive, and not trying to suck up to me, or anything like that.

And then I came home and watched the Emma PV a bunch of times, so all in all, it was actually a pretty successful day! I'm exhausted now, and ready for the weekend, but I'm glad that I was able to get through this day!
 
 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: NEWS//Emma
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
07 February 2017 @ 04:12 pm
Today has been really busy, but I managed to get out a goofy shiritori. XD; For some reason, fics about cats are my favorite genre.


title: Cat Person
rating: pg
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 1,033
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Ever since the episode of Itadaki High JUMP where Scottish Fold cats were ranked as Hikaru’s favorite kind of cat, I’ve been saying that Inoo should get one, and it’s become sort of a joke that maybe Hikaru would actually start to like them.
summary: Inoo wonders what sort of strange irony had made him into the complainer and Hikaru into the cat person.

'Morning~' comes the sound of Hikaru’s voice from the hazy edges of Inoo’s consciousness.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Chinen Yuri, Inoo Kei, Nakajima Yuto, Takaki Yuya//Pet Shop Love Motion
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
28 January 2017 @ 07:07 pm
For the first time in almost a year, I have icons! Annoyingly, because I have photoshop CS5 but now have a retina display Macbook from 2016, my version of photoshop is basically useless because everything looks so pixelated, OTL. I spent the afternoon using my old and barely functioning old laptop for these, but I think it was worth it!

[94] NEWS
[2] NEWS
[1] Kato Shigeaki & Koyama Keiichiro
[3] Koyama Keiichiro & Tegoshi Yuya
[11] Koyama Keiichiro
[17] Masuda Takahisa
[19] Tegoshi Yuya
[41] Kato Shigeaki


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Quartetto & Biteki scans from here and here @ inala

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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: NEWS//NEWS Nippon
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
Up next in my very late reports, it's the first show of DEAR. I went to in Yokohama in October! I'm really sorry for how late these all are, but I'm trying to catch up. At any rate, here's the report!

DEAR. tour in Yokohama Arena, October 8th 2016 @ 12:30 pmCollapse )

As I always say in these things... I'm going to try to keep going and posting these in a timely manner, and as always, I'm sorry for the wait!
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Fantastic Time
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
18 January 2017 @ 02:08 pm
fic!  
I wanted to get this done yesterday, on January 17th, but it didn't happen, alas. At any rate, Karafuto Ojisan fic! The number of people who can enjoy this is small, but... please enjoy. XD;


title: anniversary
rating: pg
pairings: gen; Tohru and Hitomi-centric
warnings: the focus of this fic is PTSD and the treatment thereof. While it’s not described particularly in detail, if that topic is likely to be upsetting to you, please read with caution.
word count: 1,280
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: This is set on January 17th, 2010, five years after the end of Karafuto Ojisan. It follows the timeline of 赤いスイートピー, but is set before it. You don’t necessarily need to read it to understand what’s going on here, but it might answer some questions. Like in 赤いスイートピー, I named Hitomi’s unborn (at the time of the play) child, though he doesn’t play a major part in this fic. Written for the 22nd anniversary of the Hanshin Earthquake in 1995.
summary: Hitomi has never really known how to help Tohru on the anniversary of the earthquake that totally destroyed his life.

January seventeenth is not a good day for Tohru.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: NEWS//Hikari no Shizuku
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
16 January 2017 @ 04:50 pm
fic!  
Something awesome happened today, but I'm not totally ready to talk about it on LJ yet, so... Starting off the year (a bit late... OTL) with an AU fic! Hopefully this is more enjoyable than weird, ahaha.


title: Blessing
rating: g
pairings: gen; Kato Shigeaki-centric
warnings: the main theme of this fic is dealing with disabilities; if that is something that might be stressful to you, please read with discretion!
word count: 1,493
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Set in an AU where Shige, Massu, and Koyama all work for a fashion magazine! Tegoshi is in this AU in my mind, as well, as a model, but he hasn’t showed up yet in timeline, so please excuse his absence in this fic. XD; I was inspired by Shige’s 24 Hour TV drama last summer; written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: It’s been a long and difficult six months, Shige thinks as he arrives at the office on Monday morning.

He sighs was he grasps the heavy metal door handle and pulls the door open, the warmth of publication office building’s central heating a welcome change from the chill of the morning on his face as he slowly makes his way to the elevator.Collapse )
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Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: NEWS//Emma
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
11 January 2017 @ 10:44 am
In an (almost, maybe?) all time record of lateness, here's my second new year's meme of the year. I was crap about writing fic in 2016, but I still wrote some worthwhile stuff, I think.

Fics for 2016!Collapse )

This week is already long, ugh, but the first week back always is, I suppose. I'll do my best to keep being productive!
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Fantastic Time
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
06 January 2017 @ 11:20 pm
T_T;  
Well, I meant to post again today, but instead, I came down with a gross bug, so I slept all day. >< I'm heading to Tokyo this weekend (here's to hoping I feel better tomorrow...), and Monday is a national holiday, so that means I'll be back online and back to work on Tuesday.

Sorry for the inconvenience!
 
 
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Fantastic Time
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
I'm sorry for the lateness... again. Things have been extremely crazy in my life, but I'm slowly but surely trying to get all these reports done, even if they're not relevant anymore. T__T;

Again, this will rely heavily on my August 12th report, since I don't feel the need to be really repetitive in describing every song and dance over and over again, so if you want the most detail, please read that report first!

Hey! Say! JUMP in Yokohama Arena, 2016.8.13 @ 12:30 pmCollapse )

Sorry again for the lateness! I'm going to do my best to keep getting these reports done, as soon as I can...
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Fantastic Time
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
03 January 2017 @ 11:22 pm
Happy New Year, flist!

I made it back alive and in one piece! I'm really exhausted from 3 concerts in less than 24 hours, but it was super fun, and my only regret is that I couldn't see the last JUMP show, too!

I have three days of work with no classes before another weekend in Tokyo (I know, what the hell am I doing with my life), so I'm going to try to get my shit together and make my regular New Year's posts, etc. I'm still pretty crazy with life stuff, but I'm going to try to get my year off to the right start!
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Fantastic Time
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
30 December 2016 @ 12:47 am
This is a bit late, but... shhh. XD; It's the traditional (?) Yamada and Chinen Christmas fic! XD;


title: Christmas Eve
rating: pg
pairing: Yamada Ryosuke x Chinen Yuri
word count: 579
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: I’ve written a Yamada and Chinen Christmas fic most other years, so I decided to do it again, a little late, this year. It’s not really much of anything because I was rushed, but it’s for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Having Chinen close and seeing his smile and his happiness is more than enough to be the best present he could possibly imagine.

He tries to fight it as his eyes start to close...Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Fantastic Time
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
29 December 2016 @ 01:06 pm
I'm back from Hiroshima and Kobe! I had a great time, and if I can find the time, I want to post photos here eventually, but for right now, I have one day at home before heading into Tokyo for New Year's.

As it turns out, a friend and I managed to hit for tickets to JUMP's shows on the 31st at 5 and the 1st at noon, and we're also going to Countdown, which means we're going to 3 concerts within 24 hours, yikes. We won't be getting a lot of sleep and I'll definitely be really busy, but I get back home on the 3rd, so I'll try to check in again then!

For now, happy holidays and particularly an early happy new year!
 
 
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Fantastic Time
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
23 December 2016 @ 12:39 am
Well, it's officially Friday! That means I'm leaving "today"! Granted, I'm going to sleep before then, but still. XD;

I'm going to be on hiatus until December 28th (traveling with friends), and then again from December 30th to January 3rd (going to Tokyo for the JUMP concert/countdown). Basically, I'm going to be away from my computer/the internet for the remainder of the December until into the new year, so if you contact me, I probably won't see it immediately, or it'll take me a while to get back to it. I'm sorry! I will have my phone, and I'll be checking my email, so I'll do my best to respond to things, but I'll be mostly away from the internet!

But, I hope everyone has a happy winter/holiday season for those who celebrate winter holidays, and I'll check back in on December 29th if I can!
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Fantastic Time
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
09 December 2016 @ 04:08 pm
I'm sorry it's been forever since I wrote fic; life has been super busy as of late, what with job hunting and what have you, so I haven't had enough time for fandom stuff. But the next round of Shiritori started up, so at least here's a little something!


title: private
rating: pg
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 900
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Set after the 2016.12.3 episode of Radirer, where Inoo did a corner where he read messages that fans wanted him to say to Hikaru for his birthday. Written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: For Inoo, the idea of making a show of his relationship with Hikaru onstage is too embarrassing and wrong to bear, and so he tries to keep his private life private.

Inoo laughs embarrassedly to himself as he and Hikaru make their way to Hikaru's manager's car.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Fantastic Time
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
06 December 2016 @ 07:25 pm
Main Karafuto Ojisan translation page here.

1. NightCollapse )
 
 
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Candle
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
06 December 2016 @ 04:11 pm


Karafuto Ojisan
by Chon Wishin

Tohru: Inoo Kei
Gorou: Masu Takeshi
Hitomi: Matsunaga Reiko

"What could it be that we lost on that day..."

(translated from the July 2015 issue of 喜劇悲劇 by faded_lace)


Ten years ago, there was a great earthquake in that town…

The town and the lives of the people who live there were irrevocably changed by that earthquake.
From the people of that town, their homes, the alleyway on which their homes stood, the tobacco shop on the corner, the bath house they often visited, the pub they always visited on Friday nights, the okonomiyaki¹ shop they sometimes found their way to in the early afternoon on Sundays, the little park with the little bit of shade… all the places filled with memories of their daily lives were snatched away…
And their fathers, their mothers, their children, their grandfathers, their grandmothers, their friends, all the people they loved… they were all snatched away…

Ten years have passed since that time…
It’s now January of 2005.

There’s a small factory tucked away in the corner of that town.

The play opens in “Hoshiyama Factory.”
There are lathes in various places.
The machines are dusty and seem as if they’re not operated very often, if at all.
The large industrial iron door in the front of the ironworks factory and the surface plate set out on the floor are covered in rust.
Upon surveying the room, it has an atmosphere of having fallen into ruin.
Around the steel work desk and the sofa, the room is expectedly cleaned up, but the sink area behind is piled full with dirty plates and bowls, and the garbage bag is carelessly dumped on the floor.
Next to the sink, a crooked curtain hangs in a doorway. It seems that beyond is the living area.
Beside the industrial door is a washing area, and next to that is a rusted bicycle.
From a radio dangling from a pillar, hit songs from ten years ago are playing.

Perhaps for the sake of the memories that must not be forgotten…


Scene 1: Friday evening
Scene 2: Sunday morning
Scene 3: Monday night
Scene 4: Wednesday evening
Scene 5: Thursday night
Scene 6: One week later; morning


Translator's NotesCollapse )

This translation is meant for personal use only; it is not for sale and is not official. I am not a native speaker and there may be some mistakes. I am also not a professional translator nor have I studied translation theory; this is my best effort to maintain the style and feeling of the original. Scenes will be linked to this post as they are completed. Please enjoy!
 
 
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Setsunasa Hikikae Ni
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
28 November 2016 @ 02:56 pm
I'm back from Tokyo! I had a great time celebrating my birthday (which is on December 2-- same as Hikaru!-- but I'm busy next weekend) with my friends, and we had fun shopping for makeup, clothes, and Johnny's shop photos, as well as playing Pokemon Go, eating, and just hanging out. Also, I got some awesome gifts from my friends! I'm really happy with everything, but the most relevant thing to my LJ is that one of my wonderful friends found a copy of the Karafuto Ojisan script! Which means that (hopefully) I'll be able to share it here. So please look forward to that!

I got back pretty late though, so for now I'm going to crash. This week is going to be pretty long, alas, but only 3 more weeks until winter break?
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
19 November 2016 @ 08:16 pm
I'm going to be moving in the next year, so I wanted to take the chance to re-home some clothes that I don't wear very often!

→ Brands include Liz Lisa and Olive des Olive.
→ Everything is under 20 USD.
→ Some items are free! I ask that you just pay shipping.
→ All tops listed here will fit a 102 cm/40 inch bust!
→ Everything is in like-new condition. Some are new with tags.
→ More information under the cut!

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Thanks for looking!
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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Inoo Kei & Yaotome Hikaru//Konya Anata wo Kudokimasu