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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.
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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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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Kimeru//JUNK BEAT
ミランダ (大丈夫)
I know this is crazy late, but I'm finally getting around to writing up my reports for the DEAR. tour this summer and fall. I'm really sorry!

This is the report of the first day in August, so if you're interested, please check out below the cut!

Hey! Say! JUMP in Yokohama Arena, 2016.8.12 @ 5 pmCollapse )

Our seats weren't ideal for that show, but it was still a really good performance! All in all, while DEAR. is really different than JUMPing CARnival was, I really liked it a lot, and I'm looking forward to writing up the other shows, too!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Masquerade
ミランダ (大丈夫)
24 October 2016 @ 08:23 am
This is pretty stupid, but... I'm always amused by Hikaru's jealousy and I was inspired by various JUMP appearances on TV this week. Hopefully it's an amusing read, if nothing else.

In good news, one more day to Fantastic Time furage!!

title: Jealousy
rating: PG
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 2,315
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Based on the episodes of Bibitto and Meringue no Kimochi from the week of Octobr 17th in 2016! Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart
summary: Hikaru can’t help but think that he’s so, so lucky to have Inoo in his life to (try not to) be jealous over.

"That"s enough!" Hikaru squawks as Daiki hits the replay button gleefully.Collapse )
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Masquerade
ミランダ (大丈夫)
15 October 2016 @ 10:15 pm
I haven't had the most productive day (mostly trying to deal with the huge amount of magazines that are in my life >_>) but I also updated my sales page.

Sorry to keep pimping it (I'll try not to do it very often!) but since I'm moving within the next year, I really want to get these CDs and DVDs to good homes where someone will love them.

I added a bunch of Sexy Zone CDs, so if you're interested, please take a look here. ^^;;

Also, prices are pretty negotiable, so please don't hesitate to ask me about things!
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Sexy Zone//Lady Diamond
ミランダ (大丈夫)
14 October 2016 @ 10:37 pm
I'm going to be moving in the next year, so I want to take this opportunity to re-home some goods that aren't being loved as much as they deserve! If you're interested, please look under the cut.

Kis-My-Ft2Collapse )

Sexy ZoneCollapse )

If you're interested, please comment and indicate what shipping method you prefer! I'll get back to you with the shipping cost. If you're still interested, I'll send you a paypal invoice.

Thanks for looking!
Current Mood: workingworking
Current Music: Kis-My-Ft2//Shake It Up
ミランダ (大丈夫)
11 October 2016 @ 12:33 pm
I'm back from Yokohama and so sad that the tour is possibly done for me ;___; The shows were amazing, the guys were amazing, the new song is amazing, and the fact that I got to be there when they announced that they're doing Tokyo Dome on New Year's was amazing, too. I feel so lucky to have been able to see the show 6 times so far, and I really hope that I'm able to see one more in Nagoya, and also in Tokyo Dome at the end/beginning of the year.

I feel so happy recently to be a Tobikko, which, considering how stressful it was for JUMP and their fans from about 2011 to 2012, is a pretty amazing and wonderful feeling. The guys themselves have grown up so much, and all work so hard and work through their differences and work together well to make JUMP amazing, and the group has come together so much over the past nine years. Each member contributes something unique to the group, and even if there are nine of them, which is a lot, they still fit together just right to make the group what it is.

I'm going to try to get my reports... from August, and also October... done soon, though work is a bit busy and stressful, but for now, I'm just basking in the feeling of how great JUMP is. I hope they're taking a well-deserved rest today, and that they know just how much they mean to their fans. ♥

[Edit] It feels a bit crass to mention this at the end of my post full of feelings somehow, but I forgot to mention that Yamada saw me and did fanservice for me on Saturday and Monday. Keito also saw me both days and waved. Inochan didn't see me, but I'm pretty happy anyway |D;
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//New Hope~konna ni bokura wa hitotsu
ミランダ (大丈夫)
04 October 2016 @ 11:29 pm
I wanted to be able to post this on yomimashou's actual birthday, because we won't be doing anything special that day since we're celebrating a little tomorrow and then more when we're in Yokohama for JUMP this weekend, but this week gets crazy busy for me after today, so... I'm sorry that it's a day early! It's also un-beta'd because yomimashou is my usual beta, so please forgive the typos. And of course, I hope it's enjoyable!

title: Devotion
rating: g
pairing: gen; Namikiyo (+ Saiga) centric
warnings: talk about war in a historical setting (the Sengoku period in Japanese history); if that might be upsetting to you, please read with caution!
word count: 3,507
author’s note: This is an early birthday present for yomimashou! She fell for the new Namikiyo in the Samurai Mode saien, so I wanted to write a little something about him for her. ♥ Happy birthday, bff!
summary: Everything in Namikiyo’s life has always been devoted to Saiga-sama, all Saiga-sama, only Saiga-sama.

Namikiyo"s first memories are of Saiga-samaCollapse )
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: NEWS//Happy Birthday
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