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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.

I do have a few rules for friending:
☆ I don't friend journals that are linked to twitter/facebook/other social media (so that the majority of the posts are, for example, a conglomeration of tweets)
☆ I don't friend journals that are mostly sales journals.
☆ I don't friend journals that regularly post large images without using an LJ cut.
If your journal contains any of these things, please feel free to friend me regardless; all of my fic, icons, translations, reports, meta, and other fanworks will always be unlocked. I reserve the right to unfriend any journals that begin doing these things after we're friends. It's also simply my policy to unfriend any accounts who unfriend me for whatever reason.

In the case that you happen to stumble across this journal and are considering friending, here's just a bit about me to help you out, a bit more in-depth than my userinfo.

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☆ This is a safe space. Please refrain from language that is derisive or discriminatory.
☆ I understand that slang is different in all countries and cultures, but please try to remember that something that might not be offensive to you may be offensive to someone else. In particular, I know that the word "Jap" is not considered a racial slur used to refer to someone of Japanese heritage in some countries, but being American (and living in Japan knowing Japanese people who find it very offensive), I ask that you don't use it in the comments on my journal.
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I reserve the right to delete any comments that I feel violate these rules.

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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Kimeru//JUNK BEAT
ミランダ (大丈夫)
12 February 2016 @ 11:37 pm
It's always nice to have a few good things to focus on at the end of the week ♥ Right now I'm happy about:

① Inochan was on a variety show where the MC was Chihara Junior, and Chihara Junior raved about how cute Inoo is, and even offered to take him on a trip together to Africa. ♥ I'm so glad that so many people are seeing all the wonderful charms of this boy. ♥

I gave out my chocolates at elementary school!Collapse )

③ I think I'm mostly over being sick! Knock on wood, but I'm feeling a lot better.

④ A friend is coming over tomorrow to watch some JUMP stuff! It's my friend who's an Arashi fan but has been interested in seeing some JUMP things, so I hope she enjoys some stuff from the new concert, and Sensations~

Now to get to bed early~
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Hey! Say! BEST//Score
ミランダ (大丈夫)
10 February 2016 @ 10:52 pm
The bad part of today was that I had to teach an observation class in front of parents, which was really nerve-wracking, and on top of my nervousness, the kids were nervous too and raised their hands even less than usual in that particularly quiet class.

The good news is that tomorrow is a national holiday! I'm planning to watch the JUMPing CARnival DVD with friends before Zeus in the evening. I got the DVD yesterday and was able to watch a little bit, but I've been sick and am trying to get to bd early. T__T;; I also hope I can get some cleaning done in my apartment tomorrow… >__>

My cold seems to have gotten slightly (although not hugely) better, so I'm going to try to rest up and recover before going back to work on Friday!
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//JUMPing CAR
ミランダ (大丈夫)
09 February 2016 @ 08:22 pm
Well, I had a fever today, and was home from work, but I had to take advantage of the words I got in shiritori. XD;

title: Uncaught
rating: nc-17
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru/Inoo Kei
warnings: sex in a semi-public place
word count: 1,050
author's note: I'm so thankful for Radirer so that I can listen to Inoo and Hikaru flirt on the radio every weekend~ I have no excuse for this besides that it's written for shiritori @ writetomyheart XD;
summary: For this one blissful moment, Inoo can't help but think that he doesn't care who walks in and sees them this way.

"After all, there’s nothing more exciting than knowing we could get caught, right?"Collapse )
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Come on a my house
ミランダ (大丈夫)
08 February 2016 @ 03:37 pm
Today it was announced that Sensations will put out a new single for the theme song for Ansatsu Kyoushitsu! I'm really pumped, so I went ahead and translated the information here~


DVD Single「Sayonara Sensation」March 23 (Wed) On Sale!!


It has been decided that the theme song for Ansatsu Kyoushitsu~Sotsugyou Hen~ starring Yamada Ryosuke and in theaters March 25th, will be Sensations 2nd DVD Single 「Sayonara Sensation」!

Sensations, the nine-member vocal and dance unit produced by Koro-sensei, will deliver a hyper-pop tune which is a fusion of metal, digital, and pop. The song, partly intense, partly pop with just a touch of sadness, is evocative of the season of falling cherry blossom petals.

In this second single, the nine members will sing, dance, and fight as well!
Please get excited for their first single in a year!♪

■ Limited Edition First Press (DVD+CD)・・・1,500 yen plus tax
「Sayonara Sensation」Video Clip “Final Battle Mode”
「Sayonara Sensation」Making of Video Clip “Anode Side”
1. Sayonara Sensation
2. Sayonara Sensation (Original Karaoke)

■ Regular Edition(DVD)・・・1,500円 plus tax
*Only the first press version will have special extras.
「Sayonara Sensation」Video Clip “Final Battle Mode”
「Sayonara Sensation」Video Clip “New Gear Mode”
「Sayonara Sensation」Making of Video Clip “Cathode Side”

※ The jacket and visuals will be different between the two versions.

◎ For more details, please check the official J Storm website.

It's looking like they're going to have new costumes and everything! I'm really excited. I can't wait to see Geek again ♥
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Sensations//Korosensations
ミランダ (大丈夫)
07 February 2016 @ 10:16 pm
I got the grand majority of my chocolates done this weekend! As usual, I'm making chocolates for my elementary school, my junior high, and the ALTs, but since I only see the other ALTs once a month, and significantly after Valentine's day, I have a little bit of leeway on those. So far, I've gotten three types of chocolate done, so while I haven't really stopped and taken good photos yet, I wanted to share what I've made!

Chocolates!Collapse )

Hopefully my coworkers like them!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//JUMPing CAR
ミランダ (大丈夫)
The good news: I got some more chocolates done today after a lot of adventures in candy cane smashing. I wanted to make white chocolate-peppermint and dark chocolate half and half chocolates, because I have a lot of candy canes that I've been given around Christmas time over the years… and of course, also because mint chocolate is delicious. But… the candy canes were much harder to break than expected. |D;; Those things are sharp! I tried banging them against the ground inside a plastic bag, but it broke the plastic bag and rained candy cane bits all over me OTL So I ended up beating them with the handle of a screwdriver, because I don't have a hammer. Or more accurately, I tried it once to make sure it worked, then yomimashou beat them with the handle of a screwdriver. Thanks, yomimashou.

The bad news: I think I'm coming down with something. I feel gross enough but not feverish enough that it's probably not the flu, thankfully, but I still feel really blegh. Hopefully I can sleep it off quickly. T__T;
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//ChikuTaku
ミランダ (大丈夫)
05 February 2016 @ 10:48 pm
Hey flist, I don't know if everyone has already seen this, but posting has started over at je_united! It's a brand new exchange this year, and not as well known as hols was, so I figured maybe people haven't heard of it. If you haven't, and you're interested in JE fic, check it out. ^^ There have been a bunch of Hey! Say! JUMP fics, but really, there have been at least one or two for a lot of different groups!

Not totally related, but I was thinking recently how I miss jentfic_remix. It was such a fun writing challenge. I don't really think I'd be able to pull it off, but it makes me want to try to start a remix challenge of my own, or something.

At any rate, happy weekending, everyone~
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
04 February 2016 @ 11:35 pm
I finished up that fic I was talking about! Unsurprisingly, this is based on my experience at the filming last week-- it gave me a lot of feelings, so I wanted to get at least some of them out there!

title: thaw
rating: g
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru/Inoo Kei
warnings: Spoilers for the Doctor X Special in summer? Maybe?
word count: 1,740
beta: yomimashou
author's note: This is based on my experience at the Doctor X filming last Friday! I participated in the filming as an extra, and it gave me a lot of feelings about Inochan, so I wanted to get some of them out here~
summary: It's been a long thirteen hours since Inoo had woken up at four am to be picked up by his manager at five-thirty and driven all the way to the middle of nowhere.

"Hey," Inoo says into his phone as he huddles in the corner of the corridor of the ice arena, watching as his manager packs up his things and prepares to head back to Tokyo.Collapse )
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Ai yo Boku wo Michibiite Yuke
ミランダ (大丈夫)
01 February 2016 @ 12:57 pm
I know this is late, but in case anyone hasn't heard yet, the photo that came out last week of Inoo that claimed to be taken at a cabaret club was actually taken at a karaoke and party venue, a private event venue and bar called "Moment" in Roppongi. So that means…

One: He was not at a cabaret club, or other possibly exploitative business.

Two: He was socializing with private acquaintances with his private life and not doing anything illegal (drugs), disrespectful (rude hand gestures, violent acts), or even against the Johnny's "image" (kissing).

Three: The photo wasn't something he carelessly posed for and then had get leaked, it was clearly taken without his knowledge.

So all in all, in my personal opinion, Inoo did not do anything wrong here, and it was a clear invasion of his privacy.

I'm glad people have mostly calmed down about it, but just to be clear, it wasn't a cabaret club, and he wasn't doing anything inherently disrespectful, so I hope this helps clear up some confusion.
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//ChikuTaku
ミランダ (大丈夫)
28 January 2016 @ 08:00 pm
This is part two of くさ夫くん物語! Part 1 can be found here! It's only separated because of LJ's character limit, so please read part 1 first if you haven't already!

That, he thinks, is what matters.Collapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//ChikuTaku
ミランダ (大丈夫)
28 January 2016 @ 07:50 pm
I finally finished this fic that I've been working on since November!!! This is super weird, but for whatever reason, the story spoke to me, and so here it is… 13,000 words based on a weird Ya-ya-yah episode from 12 years ago.

Please please please read the author's note!! This fic requires a lot of explanation, and I really don't want to confuse or accidentally offend anyone!

And… please enjoy, ahaha.

title:くさ夫くん物語 (Kusao-kun Monogatari; The Tale of Kusao-kun)
rating: pg
pairings: Kusao/Shigeko, Koyama/Yabuko, Hikaru→Inoo (please read the author's note!!)
warnings: talk of pregnancy; mentions of a couple with an age difference. Hikaru's character is presented in sort-of a negative light here, so if that might bother you please read with caution.
word count: 13,360
beta: yomimashou
author's note: This is an AU based on the November 11, 2003 episode of Ya-ya-yah, which is the "Law Quiz" episode. If you haven't seen it, it basically is a series of quiz questions asked by Koyama to the teams (Yabu and Hikaru; Shoon + Taiyo + Matsumoto Kohei; Shige and Kusano; Tegomass + Inoo) about whether average pranks and practical jokes are actually against the law. The quiz questions are presented in the form of scenarios featuring "Kusao-kun," who seems to be your basic socially awkward high school asshole, and his true love, "Shigeko-chan." Also featured are Kusao's friend Koyama and his crush, Yabuko, and his other friend Hikaru. Basically, it's like a weird high school drama with characters based on the people who appeared in the episode. This is a story about those characters. More than an AU of real life (where Shige and Yabu are gender-swapped), I sort of see them as separate characters. This is set 12 years after the events in that episode, after they're all grown up and out of school. It's also divided into two parts because LJ sucks, but I just divided it at about the halfway point; it's meant to be read at once as one fic. Sorry for the inconvenience!
summary: Kusao doesn't have a lot to give besides his love, but if he can support Shigeko and earn her love in return, then for him, that's more than enough.

Kusano Kusao"s life is pretty good.Collapse )

Part two can be found here!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Kimi Attraction
ミランダ (大丈夫)
27 January 2016 @ 10:26 am
Fun fact: I now have 3 fics entitled "Snow Day," across 3 fandoms and over the course of 11 years. I'm probably officially the least creative person ever, oops. Oh well.

Anyway, this is inspired by the surprise snow we had on Wednesday! I hope that JUMP got a chance to enjoy it. ♥

title: Snow Day
rating: g
pairing: Takaki Yuya/Yabu Kota
word count: 1,060
beta: yomimashou
author's note: While I have no idea what JUMP was doing during the unexpected snow last week, this is what I like to imagine! Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart~
summary: Work has been cancelled, which means that today is a snow day, and Takaki is determined to make the best of it.

Yabu is snoring lightly when Takaki wakes up on the morning of January twentieth to see nothing but white out the window.Collapse )
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Come on a my house
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 January 2016 @ 09:08 am
I passed the JLPT N2

I'm so relieved T___T; I'm really not good at taking standardized tests for a lot of reasons, so finding out that I passed (with a really pretty good score, too!) is such a relief. I even got a perfect listening score, 60/60!! I'm really happy that I was able to prove to myself that I could do it, and I'm not as bad at Japanese as I think I am.

Now I just have to get my ass in gear and try to pass N1 in the near future, OTL. But for now, I'm glad I made it this far!
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Asu e no Yell
ミランダ (大丈夫)
24 January 2016 @ 08:46 am
This weekend, I started on this year's chocolate adventures. Last year, I was rushed and way too ambitious with my designs (placing individual sprinkles on each one probably takes like 2-3 minutes, so that means when doing a batch of 36, since things tend to come in 6 or 12, just the decoration itself takes more than an hour, sometimes almost two hours, not including the time it takes to make the chocolate itself!) so it was sort of stressful. So this year, I decided to do something simple, and I got the first batch (about 1/5 of the total work maybe?) done in a couple hours. I'm not in love with them since the design is so simple, but I figured I'd post them here to try to feel proud of them. XD

chocolates!Collapse )

At the very least, I got started really early, so hopefully I can get everything done well in time to hand them out at work on February 12th and 15th at my two schools and February 29th for the ALTs. Especially since next weekend I'm going to Tokyo… time to finally get my hands on the new JUMP shop photos and paparazzi photos of the countdown con!
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Boys Don't Stop
ミランダ (大丈夫)
23 January 2016 @ 08:37 am
After New Year's, I had a lot of new uchiwa from Countdown, as well as a new Inochan poster, and there was a lot of fan stuff in my apartment that was sort of disorganized even though I wanted to display it, so I took the time to get some new things up on my walls! It's not a lot, but I enjoy looking at it every day. ♥

Idol Decorating!Collapse )

My life is really cool, I know.
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
20 January 2016 @ 10:00 pm
The snow seriously needs to stop. T___T; This morning it surprisingly snowed despite the fact that the weather said it was supposed to be clear, and I had to walk to school, since biking was out of the question. I don't really have proper shoes for the snow, but luckily, I didn't slip or ruin my shoes, at the very least. What's with all the snow recently? After it was so warm in December, too…

On the bright side, I bought a bunch of boxes and I'm excited to start organizing my closet this weekend. I'm less excited to start Valentine's chocolates because it's a lot of stress to make something ~perfect even though probably, no one would care and they're just going to get eaten anyway, OTL. Oh well… hopefully I can get a good amount done this weekend and then I won't have to worry about it. I'm thinking about attempting peppermint chocolates this year!
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Snow Song
ミランダ (大丈夫)
17 January 2016 @ 11:07 pm
Yesterday, an Arashi fan friend from work came over to watch stuff! She's interested in NEWS and JUMP outside of Arashi, so she wanted to see Ya-ya-yah, and was also interested in seeing some of the s3art DVD. I think she enjoyed them! We also watched the first episode of Kaitou Yamaneko, and then the Arashi ni Shiyagare with Kame right after, which were both really enjoyable. All in all, it was a lot of fun!

And then today, I finally managed to finish my je_united exchange fic! It ended up taking forever. @__@ But it's submitted now, so I hope that there's no issue and I'm done now!

It's supposed to snow overnight, but I really hope it doesn't. @__@; I miss Hawaii T__T;
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//ChikuTaku
ミランダ (大丈夫)
13 January 2016 @ 10:48 am
I was really shocked this morning to turn on ZIP and see the news that SMAP is disbanding. While they had had markedly fewer activities recently, in the modern age of Johnny's, I never would have expected this. While I was never a fan, SMAP were always the daisenpai to the boys I followed, and I respected the fact that they heralded in the current era of Johnny's with their variety appearances, acting work, and fanservice.

I was even more shocked to see that Kimura Takuya is the only one who will remain with the agency. I wouldn't have thought that the other four would want out, not at this point in their careers. For all intents and purposes, they seemed content and successful, and were all continuing to get acting, variety, and other jobs. I definitely don't follow them, but I feel like I still felt like I couldn't turn on my TV without seeing them, so I'm surprised by their apparent desire for a change in management.

According to the sports papers, Iijima resigned, as well. I don't know if the four who left left to stay under her management, or if she left because they wanted to, or what. I'm not even sure if she actually left, or if it's just rumour. But at any rate, I can only hope that it's true. Hopefully groups like Sexy Zone will benefit from this.

It's hard to imagine Johnny's without SMAP, but I suppose we'll all just have to wait and see what unfolds.
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//New Hope~konna ni bokura wa hitotsu
ミランダ (大丈夫)
06 January 2016 @ 03:00 pm
In an all-time actually not all time (I did this meme on January 13 in 2008) record of lateness, here is my regular New Year's meme! It's always interesting to look back on the year, and to compare to the year previous, so I always enjoy doing this. ♥

In your archive, find the first post for every month of 2015, and copy and paste the first sentence here.

hey!say!27年Collapse )

Despite that there were ups and downs this year just like any other year, I'm really glad to see that my posts were largely positive. I'm going to try to keep doing my best to make 2016 as positive as possible, too!
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! 7//Hey! Say!