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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)
Recently, I've been getting a lot more hits and kudos on AO3 on my Bakaleya6 SixTONES fic than I have in the past 2 years or so of having them up there. In particular, I've been getting attention on my fics about Yugo (most of my SixTONES fics are about Yugo, so that doesn't say much, but XD), which is really new and different, because I feel like, for the most part, people don't really read fics about Yugo, in gneral. So I'm really happy that the announcement of SixTONES' official group name has sort of brought back people's interest in the group, and maybe even gotten some people to read about Yugo when they might not have before &heart;

…it's also made me realize that I've typoed the titles and info on so many fics on AO3 ahahaha oops. I really need to get in there and fix that some day…
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: SixTONES//Haruka na Yakusoku
ミランダ (大丈夫)
27 May 2015 @ 10:56 pm
Things I did today:
✂ Spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to decide what colour to buy a pair of shoes in
✂ Finish watching Takaki and Chinen in France
✂ Reply to comments on LJ

Things I didn't do today:
✂ Finish any of the projects I started

Oh well. We win some, we lose some. I did manage to clear up my backlog, at least, of shit that I needed to respond to but hadn't. And I did get a good start on some stuff, so hopefully I can finish that up soon. After finally finishing my whole huge backlog of reports as of yesterday, I feel pretty awesome, actually. I'm totally free and clear until NEWS in June.

It's kind of exhausting watching JUMP from 2012, though. The show was really fun, but especially in the last few episodes, it felt heavy. I'm really glad things are so good for the group now. Ino-chan will be on Little Tokyo Live again tonight! I'm recording it to watch later since I have to go to bed, but I hope that he's getting better from his cold and stuff. Ganbatte, Ino-chan! ♥
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Forever
ミランダ (大丈夫)
26 May 2015 @ 10:35 pm
I finally finished!! As you might know, I was lucky enough to be able to see Karafuto Ojisan four times in total, and I've finally managed to finish my writeup. This is an ~5000 word plot summary of the play. It's not 100% of the details, but I tried not to miss anything important, hence the length! I hope that it at least gives an idea about the play, since sadly, there won't be a DVD. T__T;

Just a warning; this play deals with someone suffering what is almost definitely PTSD after living through a natural disaster, and also has themes of poor parenting and family issues. Read with discretion!

「本当の幸いはどこですか?」Collapse )

Whew! That took a lot to write, ahaha. I cried again just writing it and remembering the sad parts… I think I'm going to hear Ino-chan sobbing 「もうええ、速く逃げろ」in my dreams for the rest of my life… But even despite how sad it was, I really wish I could see it again! T__T That's how good it was. At any rate, otsukare, Ino-chan!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//New Hope~konna ni bokura wa hitotsu
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 May 2015 @ 10:20 pm
I'm back from Osaka in one piece and totally exhausted. XD; Karafuto Ojisan was awesome-- it actually was surprisingly different in Osaka. The main difference was the audience reaction, though; in Tokyo, the audiences ranged from quiet to somewhat loud in terms of laughter during the funny parts, but in Osaka, they laughed so loudly. When it came to the sad part, too, people started crying way earlier than in Tokyo, before it even got to the really sad part. XD; And the most ridiculous was that when Inoo did his curtain call, instead of just clapping and waving politely, girls starting screaming! Like, as if it was a concert! I was amazed. XD Osaka really is different.

Ino-chan was still sick, though ; his voice was totally gone, and he was sniffly, too. I really hope that now that the show is done, he'll get a break. Waku Waku in Osaka is soon, but it seems like there probably won't be too much physical exertion required. And I'm glad I can see how he seems on Little Tokyo Live on Wednesday. Hopefully now that the play is done he'll get a chance to heal ;__;

But for now I have to get to bed so I don't get sick too x__x
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
22 May 2015 @ 11:08 pm
Aaaand getting ready to head out to Osaka tomorrow morning! For the second time in an alarmingly short amount of time |D;; Still, this is the first time I've gone somewhere as far as Osaka just for a show, and it's Inochan's starring play, so I feel like I'm doing well. XD;

The Umeda Geijutsu Gekijo looks way bigger than the globe, but luckily, my seats are in the 7th row. That looks pretty good. I'm hoping that I at least get a good view of him, since I've already seen the play three other times. XD

You'd think with how much I take short weekend trips, I'd be used to this, but packing is alway really stressful to me. What if I leave something really important behind?! Hopefully I have everything I need ready to go. @__@;

This was a pointless post, but oh well. >__>; I hope everyone has a good weekend!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
21 May 2015 @ 10:29 pm
JE Fic Archive is up to date! I also changed the Bakaleya6 header to SixTONES ;____; Wow. Things I never thought would happen.

In other news, I always end up super busy the Thursday before seeing Inochan. @__@; But hopefully I can get done and de-stress and not go crazy.
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
This post is going to make me sound like a raving idiot, because I really know nothing about Takizawa Kabuki. I saw it for the first time on April 18th, and because it's the 10th anniversary and they're taking it overseas, I got the impression that it was quite different than it usually is. I do generally know most well-known Japanese samurai tales, but I'm not as familiar with famous kabuki stories (I never studied them in university), so I didn't really get the references, and the kabuki parts were so short that I didn't even have a chance to figure out the main plots of the stories. I've heard from friends who have seen it before that this year's wasn't really a reflection on previous years, so I don't even really have a good model to go on XD; But I did want to put down some of the things that amused me for posterity.

To disclaim, I spent a good part of the show watching Yabu, because I was basically there for yomimashou, who's a Yabu fan, and in solidarity (and because he's the person I was most invested in in the show, to be honest), I watched him the majority of the time. But regardless, this is some of my thoughts and impressions upon watching the show.

Takizawa Kabuki 10th Anniversary!Collapse )

Well, that was probably the dumbest report I've ever written, but there you have it. |D;; That's how much I know about Takizawa Kabuki… absolutely nothing, ahaha. But I really enjoyed it! I hope someone from JUMP is in it again next year, because I'd like to see it again. ♥

In unrelated news, I made a responsible life choice (not) and bought another ticket to Karafuto Ojisan, so I'm heading to Osaka to see it one last time this Saturday! I haven't gotten my ticket yet, but I hope my seat is good!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Takizawa Hideaki//With Love
ミランダ (大丈夫)
19 May 2015 @ 11:28 pm
I should be in bed, but I really wanted to get this done. It's short and goofy, but I hope it's at least somewhat amusing!

title: Weird
rating: g
pairings: mentioned Takaki/Yabu, Hikaru/Inoo, Tackey/Tsubasa
word count: 870
beta: yomimashou
author's note: Based on various reports from Takizawa Kabuki! Tackey apparently asked about Inoo all the time, and kept saying he wanted him to come, and referred to Inoo as Yabu's aikata, which is what he calls Tsubasa. XD; I came to the conclusion that Tackey must be confused.
summary: Yabu had been confused when, for the entire run of Takizawa Kabuki, Takizawa-kun had asked him incessantly about when Inoo was going to come see the show.

"Back in the day??" Takizawa-kun asks, seeming somewhat hysterical.Collapse )
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
18 May 2015 @ 09:56 pm
JUMP has announced their next album! I was really excited to get this email, so I went ahead and translated it! There was a surprising amount of details in this email. XD As always, this is from the fanclub mailing list, so while I can't prove that I got it, anyone else in the fanclub should be able to back me up. XD

 ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
   New Album「JUMPing CAR」June 24th (Wed) On Sale!!      
This year, in their 8th year since debut,
Hey! Say! JUMP, who are accelerating more and more,
have come out with an appropriately full throttle new JUMPing album.
Their 4th album will include such hit singles as "Weekender," "Asu e no Yell," and "Chau#".

With the feeling of,「During fun times or sad times,
hop on the JUMPing CAR and move forward with us!」
This satisfying-to-listen-to album
is packed full of songs with an abundance of variety.

■First Press Limited Edition 1 (CD+DVD)・・・¥3,200 + tax
・Digipack-type (DVD tall case size)
・Includes lyrics booklet (number of pages TBD)

4.SHen SHera SHen
6.Kira-Kira Hikare
7.Ai yo、Boku wo Michibiite Yuke
9.Boys Don't Stop
13.Asu e no YELL
15.Very Very Happy

<Bonus Track>
・Korosensations (Hey! Say! JUMP ver.)

“Kira-Kira Hikare” (Video Clip & Making) + special video (「JUMPing CAR」round table discussion by the members)

■First Press Limited Edition 2 (CD+DVD)・・・¥3,200 + tax
・Digipack-type (DVD tall case size)
・Includes lyrics booklet (number of pages TBD)

※Same contents as First Press Limited Edition 1

<Bonus Track>
・UNION(Arioka Daiki・Yaotome Hikaru・Yabu Kota)
・3/14~Tokei(Yamada Ryosuke・Okamoto Keito)
・Pet Shop Love Motion (Chinen Yuri・Nakajima Yuto・Takaki Yuya・Inoo Kei)

“UNION”(Video Clip & Making) + all member recording video

■Regular Edition (CD)・・・¥2,800 + tax
・Includes lyrics booklet (number of pages TBD)

※Same contents as First Press Limited Edition 1

<Bonus Track>
・Viva! 9's SOUL
・Puppy Boo

※The jacket visual will be different for each version
※Format and special extras may be subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

☆Sale Commemoration Special Campaign「Hey! Say! JUMP 2015 Summer Greetings」
You can enter the drawing on cell phone or smart phone once using the user code
on the obi of the case of the new single (one per CD)
(One person can try multiple times)

★A Course Lottery:
At 7 locations for「Hey! Say! JUMPツアー 2015」(Sendai・Osaka・Fukuoka・Hiroshima・Nagoya・Sapporo・Yokohama)
A total of 160 people will receive a concert and backstage invitation.
Please choose the venue at the time of entry.

◆B Course Lottery:
Special DVD「JUMParty」will be given to 10,000 people through a lottery!

Additionally, everyone who enters will get
「Summer Greeting Wallpaper (Special Image Download)」as a present.

Entry Deadline:6/28 (Sun) at 23:59
※For more details, please check the cell phone and smartphone J Storm official campagin site starting 6/23 (Tues) and 10:00 AM.

☆For more details on the CD↓

I'm really excited for a lot of things! I wasn't a big fan of how the whole Jan Jan JUMQ thing went, but I must admit, I'm looking forward to Inochan's petshop song. XD;
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
And here's the report for the Sunday show of Gamushara J's Party Vol. 7! It's been a long time, so my memory has faded some, but here's what I remember. It was a really cute show ♥

Gamushara J"s Party Vol. 7!Collapse )

Whew. That took more effort than I expected |D;;; I didn't get much done this weekend, did I? T__T;;; Oh well, now that I'm well rested I'll try to keep up my productivity over the next week!
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: 6Tones//Six Senses
ミランダ (大丈夫)
I'm finally getting around to writing up my experience at Gamushara J's Party Vol 7… only 5 months too late. I'm so sorry T___T; I'm not even sure this is interesting to anyone anymore, but I want to save them for my own memory, if nothing else. As always, it's just things that stuck out to me, not a complete setlist or anything like that! But I hope it's still enjoyable~

Gamushara!Collapse )

I'm going to write up Sunday's afternoon performance too, but I ran out of time tonight. Sorry about that! I'll try to get it done tomorrow. ^^;
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: 6Tones//Rockin'
ミランダ (大丈夫)
15 May 2015 @ 11:10 pm
Somehow, despite the fact that I only had one class today, I actually spent most of the day doing work-related things and didn't get anything fandom-productive done. Sigh. But I did write a to-do list! So hopefully that'll keep me on track.

On the bright side, free weekend!! I've been going crazy with traveling and plans the past few weeks, and while it's been super fun, it's also been super exhausting. I'm ready for a vegetating and fandom weekend @__@;

For lack of anything better to say, I leave you with this post of cute Inochan gifs from Chau#. Because he's perfect.
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
I'm going to try to get my quick write up of Crea done now before my memory fades! Because 1) the show was extremely short (an hour and 15 minutes, plus two encores, making it about an hour and 30 minutes total), 2) I went alone, so I don't have anyone to help refresh my memory, and 3) I honestly don't have that much to say about it, this is going to be a short bullet-point writeup, rather than full report. As always, the focus is the experience for me, not the setlist or every detail, which you can probably find on twitter. Also, seeing as it's me, it's going to be pretty Reia-focused, because Reia is who I watched. That being said, I included information about other guys, too-- just a warning that I had my Reia goggles on while watching.

Johnny"s Ginza @ Theatre Crea, 2015.5.12Collapse )

Sorry that was sort of short and lame, but it was sort of a short and lame show XD; I hope it was at least somewhat informative and amusing, though.
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Sexy Zone//Suki Sugite
ミランダ (大丈夫)
13 May 2015 @ 10:24 pm
I started to write a Crea writeup, but work was too busy today, and I had a ton of over-work, so I ended up not being able to finish. I'll try to get it done tomorrow!

Teaching elementary the day after a concert and 5 hours of trains is exhausting @__@; Today was a particularly rough day due to some 12 year olds who think they're too cool for school, but… I came home and watched several episodes of TakaChii in France, and that totally made up for it! I watched the beginning of the show back in 2013, shortly after it aired, but I stopped about 4 episodes in and never picked it up again for a variety of reasons. Now that late 2011 ~ early 2013 are firmly in the past, it's much more enjoyable, and though I'd seen all of the episodes I watched again today, I'm looking forward to continuing this time.

My life is so exciting, I know. |D;

[EDIT] I counted just now, and my last time at Karafuto Ojisan was my 50th Johnny's event! Happy 50 to me! I know it's not that big of a deal, but it seems like it is, anyway XD;
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
12 May 2015 @ 11:42 pm
Back from Crea! Phew. I'm glad this is my last Johnny's event until June, because I'm exhausted.

The show was… about what I expected. I'll write a somewhat more detailed writeup later, but basically, it was enjoyable but still… aggravating and messy in a lot of ways.

On the bright (?) side, Marius came to watch, as well as a bunch of other juniors, and Johnny himself for the first half. This is the 3rd show I've been to with Johnny. How does that happen? XD;

For now, though, it's late and I have work again in the morning! Time for bed @__@
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Boku wa Vampire
ミランダ (大丈夫)
11 May 2015 @ 10:17 pm
I'm back from Tokyo! Only to be going again tomorrow for Crea, sheesh. @__@; But after Crea, I'm done for a while in terms of concerts! And then I'll get a break to get back on top of my stuff.

Right now, I have my Karafuto Ojisan report maybe 1/5 of the way written, and I'm also hoping to get done a write up for J's Party 7 waaaay back in January (I suck, I know), and maybe a little something about Takizawa Kabuki. I also have two or three more Inoo Sakubun to translate, but I'm hoping to get caught up over the next week or so. I assume I'll also want to write something about Crea, so that's sort of a long to-do list, but I'm going to do my best!

For the time being… Karafuto Ojisan was really amazing, but Ino-chan got sick this past weekend ;; he has almost 2 weeks until the Osaka shows open, so I hope he gets a rest ;;
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
08 May 2015 @ 10:13 pm
I just got back from Golden Week on Wednesday, and now I'm heading in to Tokyo to see Karafuto Ojisan again, but I managed to squeeze my shiritori in in between! Of course, it's related to Karafuto Ojisan, but. XD; Hopefully it's enjoyable XD;;

title: Bananas
rating: pg
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru/Inoo Kei
word count: 785
beta: yomimashou
author's note: I was lucky enough to get a word in Shiritori (@ writetomyheart) that was very relevant to my Karafuto Ojisan viewing experience. XD;;
summary: "Bananas," Daiki says very seriously, in way that makes Hikaru think he has to be trolling, "Watch out for the bananas."

"I"m going to see a play about a natural disaster and you"re telling me to watch out for… bananas?"Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
02 May 2015 @ 12:10 am
Just a quick drive by post to say I'm going to Nara and Osaka for 5 days for Golden Week, so I'll be away from my computer! I'll be checking my email and (hopefully) getting comment and PM notifications, so you can still reach me, it might just take a while for me to get back to you!

Also, congratulations to the former Bakaleya6 on getting an official group name! 6 Tones~ I hope this means good things for them in the future!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: 6Tones//Rockin'
ミランダ (大丈夫)
This is extremely late, but I'm here with a brief report of the Sexy Zone concert when I saw it in Yokohama in March. The tour isn't done; they still have Osaka and Nagoya dates left, so some things might change before then, but I'm not exactly hopeful.

I was honestly somewhat surprised by this concert not because it wasn't in vein with how things are currently, but because I had read so many reports on twitter saying it wasn't as bad as that. However, I'm not sure if we were seeing the same concert, but it was pretty bad to me-- in terms of fairness, first and foremost, of course, but also in terms of being an enjoyable concert, because the guys all looked tired and sad.

In case it isn't clear, consider this your official warning: This report will reflect the opinions of someone who considers Sexy Zone to be 5 members, and who doesn't think that Marius and Sou and their fans (and the fans of all five) should have to settle with "but at least they were included at all!" I will speak negatively of 3-member segments, and of parts where Marius and Sou were treated as Juniors. I will not speak negatively of any group member, because I love all five of them, but I will criticize the way the management is making the group. If you find this offensive or disagreeable, please don't read this report.

Also, as always, this isn't a full setlist report, but rather my impression of the experience.

Sexy Zone in Yokohama Arena, 2015.3.29 @ 12pmCollapse )

And that's it. I'm not attending the Osaka or Nagoya shows, so hopefully they'll be better, but… I don't have my hopes up. At the very least, they all seemed to be trying their very hardest, and there were a lot of times when KFS hugged or supported SouMari, so it seems like no matter what, they're sticking together and five and trying to get through this.
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: Sexy Zone//Sexy Zone