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

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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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ミランダ (大丈夫)
21 November 2014 @ 10:20 pm
Just a quick post to say I'm sorry I haven't responded to comments-- I was busy yesterday, and today I had to go to conference for work, and now I need to go to bed so I can get up at 4 am for my staff trip tomorrow. I'll definitely get to comments and everything be the end of the weekend, I'm sorry it's taking so long!

Also, Little Tokyo Live was great ♥ Not as great as when Ino-chan did the Mousou Live, but still pretty awesome. I really hope the show has been getting good ratings because it's really amazing!
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
19 November 2014 @ 11:44 pm
Today was a really trying and tiring day, so I'm just going to drop some of the good things here~

I don't even know if I ever mentioned this here, but the wonderful 9kinds hit for the Nagoya shows for Arashi, so I'll be going to an Arashi concert for the first time! We just got our seats yesterday, and they're within the first ten rows of the lower stands!! I don't know how I lucked out so much, but I'm really happy.

Inoo is going to be on Little Tokyo Live tonight! Totally excited! Even if I can't watch it until tomorrow at the earliest >__>

I turned on my heater, which is going to suck when I get my energy bill, but my apartment is not quite as intolerable right now!

Also, breaking out all the cute sweaters and tights.

Three day weekend is coming up! And I'm going on my faculty/staff trip to Nagano~

And now I need to get to bed before I get too tempted to try to watch Little Tokyo Live >___> Why does it come on just past my bedtime??
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Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Bounce
ミランダ (大丈夫)
17 November 2014 @ 10:09 pm
I finally hit an all time low of lack of productivity that caused me to actually do something productive |D; So… I actually made a few desktops! I'm hoping to do more this weekend, but it felt good to get a few done! As always… I'm not that great with photoshop, but I hope they're at least nice to look at, anyway ^^

[3] Hey! Say! JUMP
[1] Hikaru/Inoo
[1] Yuto/Keito & Yamada/Chinen
[1] Hey! Say! BEST

900x1440 Desktops!Collapse )

Hopefully this is a good sign and I can keep up the streak |D;;;
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
Earlier this week, a paper that Inoo co-authored got put up on an internet scholarly resource database called CiNii (it seems to be like the Japanese version of jstor), and this has sparked a lot of discussion as to if Inoo was in graduate school, or how he got such a paper posted. The paper is posted here; you can see that Inoo is listed with the subtitle of "graduate school" beneath his name. Assuming from this that he was or is in graduate school seems rational, and even sparked the confusion and surprise of various Japanese fans on Twitter (the second link there clarifies later that Inoo isn't a graduate student as far as the fan knows, but was just working in a graduate lab), but actually, while I can't prove for a fact that he doesn't go, I can prove that his work on this paper was not as a graduate student.

Inoo has mentioned before that he chose to take his senior lab on earthquake reconstruction in his 10,000 character interview (you can read a translation here), but a little digging around reveals that specifically, he did his lab here, with this particular professor. I'm not going to translate it all word for word because frankly, I don't have the energy right now, but on the website, it says that the lab is for 4th year college students and graduate students. So while the lab is associated primarily with the graduate school it also is open to 4th year students, which is when Inoo participated. As far as I can tell, Meiji University was either not allowed to use Inoo's name anywhere, or they didn't want his events getting attacked by yarakashi, because his name isn't listed pretty much anywhere, and, in fact, events that I have proof he attended aren't even listed on the website. I found two slip-ups, the first of which is on the schedule-- if you scroll down to the 2011年度 section (which means the 2011-2012 school year), the event on 2月28日(火)(2/28, Tuesday) lists Inoo's name. This was the beginning of the project that he worked on for the whole next year, a study about elementary and junior high schools in Iwate prefecture in relation to the earthquake. In the Japanese school schedule, February 2012 was right at the end of Inoo's 3rd year of college, so he took part in this lab mostly in the next year, 2012年度, or the 2012-2013 school year, which was his fourth year.

Unfortunately, since his name/events he attended aren't listed, I can't give that much more information, but in relation to this project, I found him in two news sources, by some miracle. The first is this news article, which doesn't mention him by name but (accidentally?) posted his photo for a brief time. A bunch of fans screencapped it, but by now, his photo has been removed from any remaining news sources, which leads me to believe that the press didn't realize one of the students was a Johnny |D; But either way, it talks about how on May 19th, 2012, Inoo went to Iwate with one other student and the professor, Yamamoto, to interview students in a survey they were doing. This trip isn't listed on the lab's schedule website (others to the same town in Iwate are listed), which, like I said above, makes me think that they didn't list anything with Inoo so that fans wouldn't stalk him.

The other place I can find him named is this article, which talks about his lab's group taking a trip to talk about post-earthquake development in Germany. It lists that three graduate students and eight 4th year college students, including Inoo (you can contol+F 伊野尾慧), for a total of 11 students, going on the trip. This is posted on the Meiji Graduate School page, because, as mentioned before, the lab seems to be more affiliated with the graduate school than the undergraduate architecture department (it seems like the undergrads are more research assistants?), but when the same article was posted on the Meiji undergraduate architecture department's site here, Inoo's name was removed and instead it lists 10 names "etc" for a total of 11 students. XD;;; Seemingly, the graduate school didn't get the notice that they were supposed to remove Inoo's name.

So then that brings us back to the paper that was posted on the CiNii database. It doesn't say it in the English, but in the Japanese, it says that the paper was published in relation to its presentation at the 2013 Japan Architecture Academic Conference. The conference happened from August 30th to September 1st, 2013, which means that Inoo was already graduated, and its existence on the schedule on the Yamamoto Lab website leads me to believe that Inoo didn't go, but on the conference's website, it says the submission deadline was April 4th of the same year, just a week after Inoo graduated. So it seems logical that the paper he helped write would have been submitted at that time. While, without either being enrolled in a Japanese university or paying, I can't access the actual articles, if you search "2013年度日本建築学会大会 都市計画" on the CiNii database ("2013 Japan Architecture Academic Conference Urban Planning"-- Inoo's paper was in the urban planning section) you can see other papers submitted in the same publication; many of them are works by students who participated in the conference, and at least some percentage of them appear to be college students despite being listed as graduate students. I tried to see if Inoo himself participated in the conference, but I can't find any proof that he was in Hokkaido, where the conference happened, in late August/early September 2013, so I can only assume that, since he had already graduated, he didn't go.

And… on top of all that, it was never any secret that Inoo went to college, or where he went. It was common knowledge that he studied architecture at Meiji University. Why would it be a secret that he went to graduate school, if he was going to go? Just recently on Little Tokyo Live, he talked about how he had graduated with an architecture degree. If he was doing grad school, why wouldn't he have said he was in grad school?

And besides, Inoo has said before (sorry, I'm too tired to dig up the articles now; the problem with reading Japanese is that I read things in magazines and then forget which magazine from my huge shelf of magazines it was in) that he was really glad to be done, and the other members have talked, too, about how happy he was to be done. I saw him with my own eyes at the Johnny's World Kanshasai back in March 2013, and his demeanor was so different than it had been. And I think, more than anything, what sticks with me is what he said in his 10,000 word article. This is my own translation below-- I wanted to translate what he said in my own best expression of his feelings:

ーYou went on to college after you debuted, huh.
Yeah. I said that high school never really agreed with me and I never really adjusted to it, right? I always thought there was no point in going to high school, and there was no point in graduating. But then my mom said to me, "Is that really so?" Wasn't it true that if I graduated high school, I'd have the qualifications to get into college? Since that's how it was, I started to think, maybe I should try out going to college in order so that I could feel like there was some meaning to graduating high school. I guess I decided sometime around the end of my second year of high school.

ーYou didn't get the feeling that, in going to college, your work and your classes might end up half-assed or done carelessly?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's because I was constantly in state of indecision. There were times when I thought that deciding to go to university was a really bad choice. But I also thought that there were good sides to it, like being able to meet a wide variety people, and being able to view my job from the point of view of a university student.

ーThat is to say, that one that was your base was…?
My base was first and foremost being an idol . Even though it's difficult (laugh).

This interview was done after he had already graduated, which means that these were his feelings about college after he was done. It's not that he didn't really feel it before he went, but then went and discovered that really what he wanted was to continue education… he appreciated that he went, but being an idol has always been what he wants in the end.

So in conclusion, I'm not so much of a stalker that I can say with conviction that he isn't in grad school and never went, but I do feel that it's highly unlikely!

…wow am I a weirdo. I'm sorry for all this. x___x;
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
14 November 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Some of you may remember this delightful example of how I'm nerdy to a crazy level back in August 2013. For those of you who don't, if you're interested in my analysis of Johnny's debuts for the past ten years or so, particularly volleyball debuts, please check it out! For those of you who think I'm crazy… please scroll past this post altogether |D;;; This is going to be another long and crazy one.

At any rate, I did another prediction a half-year later, here. My plan was to keep doing them at half-year intervals, but due to a variety of circumstances both in the world of Juniors (which has been pretty much lacking in information between the Gamushara Sexy Natsu Matsuri this summer and now, considering very few juniors with the correct qualities for volleyball debut were in Dream Boys) and in my personal life, things have gotten a little late. I'm sorry! I'm going to go ahead and do my 1-year prediction now, a little late (it's about a year before the actual debut, rather than the announcement), and then my half-year prediction in April, and, if all goes well, a 1-month-before prediction near the middle of August.

Of course, things have changed since last January, so I'm going to throw in a reminder of the ~Golden Rules~ before we begin:

Non-volleyball debuts are always Junior units first
   →(Kanjani8, KAT-TUN, Kis-My-Ft2, ABC-Z, Johnny's West)
Volleyball debuts are never Junior units first (Arashi, NEWS, Hey! Say! JUMP, Sexy Zone)
Volleyball groups must break up a four-member junior unit
   →(MAIN, 4tops, Ya-ya-yah, B.I.Shadow)

Volleyball Debuts:
Volleyball groups have a large age range
Volleyball groups have a descending average age over the years
Volleyball groups either have 5 or 9-10 members at debut
Volleyball groups usually include a few "fresh" juniors.

Since I originally wrote my post last August, Johnny's West has debuted, becoming the first group to have a non-volleyball debut without first being a junior group. However, since it was the combination of two preexisting junior groups and one member who'd been working with them for some time, it's safe to say that they regardless have a sense of unity at debut that volleyball units, who often have members completely new to the agency, do not.
I am aware that Sexy Boyz has continue to fluctuate and change over the past year and may or may not count as a 4-member unit, however, for all intents and purposes, I don't think there's any alternative 4-member unit to be considered. I'll address this more later.
There was one upward age jump between Arashi and NEWS. While the general trend is descent, I don't think that it's out of the question for this year's group's average age to be above that of Sexy Zone at debut.

And now, onto the late 2014 prediction:

Iwahashi Genki (1996.12.17 - age 18 in 2015.9) ex 4-member
Jinguji Yuta (1997.10.30 - age 17 in 2015.9) ex 4-member

Inoue Mizuki (2000.10.30 - age 14 in 2015.9)
Kaneda Yosei (2001.3.22 - age 14 in 2015.9)
Kawasaki Koki (2002.7.30 - age 13 in 2015.9)
Toyoda Rikuto (2004.1.27 - age 12 in 2015.9)
"fresh member" (2004~2005 - age 11 in 2015.9)

Nakamura Reia (1997.4.2 - age 18 in 2015.9)
Matsukura Kaito (1997.11.14 - age 17 in 2015.9)

Takahashi Fu (1998.5.8 - age 17 in 2015.9)
Matsuda Genta (1999.4.19 - age 16 in 2015.9)

Number of members: 9
Average age: 14.8~14.6
Number of members from a 4-member Junior unit: 2
Age of oldest at debut: 18
Age of youngest at debut: 11
Number of "Fresh" members: 1

Obviously, this is more complicated than previous predictions and needs explaining. These are a few clarifications on my thought process in making this list:

① If it's not clear, basically, right now, I think there are two sets of options for two of the spots in the group, so there's two choices for Ⓐ, the older of the two spots, and two choices for Ⓑ, the younger of the two spots. The main factor that lead to this decision is that I'm not sure where Sexy Boyz stands. Sexy Boyz/Sexy Show could count as one four-member unit, which would make Matsukura Kaito and Matsuda Genta ineligible for this volleyball debut. But it might also not count-- it's been very off-and-on, and mostly seems like an "excuse" for all the crap that's currently going on with Sexy Zone. Even after the Matsuri, permutations of Jinguji / Genki / Miyachika / Kishi / Aran have been announced as Sexy Boyz, leading me to believe that maybe, Matsukura and Genta might be able to debut with this group after all. If you asked me, out of the "set " and "set " that I have listed above, which seems like the more likely, I guess I'd say "set " due to the fact that they've been more heavily pushed recently, but it's pretty hard to tell at this point.

② There have been various speculations raised about the current strong push with Nagase Ren, Hirano Sho, and Takahashi Kaito. While Takahashi Kaito was mentioned in my previous prediction as a possibility if he weren't slated for 2020 (which was still a thing at that time), his current strong affiliation with Kansai Juniors is leading me to believe that perhaps he won't be included after all. Why wouldn't Kansai Juniors be included? There are a couple of factors to consider here:
→ Kansai Juniors have only once ever been included in a volleyball debut, and it ended in disaster; there are currently no members active in volleyball units who were ever Kansai Juniors.
→ If Nagase and Hirano were to be debuted now, Kansai Juniors would be in trouble, completely lacking "front" popular members. It is my belief that Hirano and Nagase are being so strongly pushed right now to fill the gap left by BAD and 7West, who had been the most famous and most popular Kansai Juniors for quite some time. I know several (former?) Kansai Juniors fans who now only focus on Johnny's West, meaning that if Kansai Juniors does't gain new popular members to fill the gap, they'll lose fans. I believe that Nagase and Hirano (with Takahashi Kaito) are being pushed to fill that gap. Therefore, it would not make sense, and in fact be detrimental to Kansai Juniors, to have Nagase and Hirano debut at this point with the volleyball unit.
→ While Takahashi Kaito is not a Kansai Junior, his current grouping with them leads me to believe that he may too be too strongly associated with Kansai Juniors to be included in the debut this time, but that's a more tentative decision. If I had to place Takahashi Kaito into this lineup, it would be instead of Takahashi Fu, as the "Ⓑ" choice for "set " as listed above.

③ As mentioned before, Kishi Yuta will be too old for the volleyball debut and Morimoto Shintaro seems too associated with older Juniors at this point in time to be considered. Kuramoto Kaoru has left Johnny's since my previous lineup. I've added Inoue Mizuki instead of Hashimoto Ryo, because I haven't seen much of Hashimoto Ryo recently, and Inoue Mizuki is often featured in stage shows such as ABC-Za and Dream Boys. However, Inoue might be switchable for Hashimoto.

④ If they decided to add one more member and make it ten, Inoue will be bumped to the ani-gumi and they can add another "fresh" Junior. I'm a little hesitant about the fact that there's only one fresh member, but considering Sexy Zone was more than 50% fresh members, I suppose that sort of balances it out. Either way, if Inoue's position is bumped to the ani-gumi, he might be replaced with Tamamoto Fumito, who is born in 1999, since another young fresh member would bring down the average age. This would also divide the ani and otouto-gumi a little more cleanly.

⑤ If for some reason they decided to have less members (this is unprecedented, but not out of the question), Inoue would probably be the easiest to cut, also, because he's in the middle, and it would bring the otouto-gumi down to 4 to be evenly split with the ani-gumi.

⑥ Historically speaking, the "fresh" member should be someone with a famous parent who has lived abroad for the last 5 years at least. If someone like that crops up, please let me know. |D;;;

…I think that's about all! If you made it this far, otsukare!! Please feel free to ask questions or discuss in the comments! I know I'm a total nerd about this stuff, but if anyone else wants to discuss, I'm always happy to.

Also, I'll probably be posting the questions to the Myojo Junior Ranking again this year, like I did last year. I know it's a bit late-- I've already submitted my ballot-- but I figured it was fun discussing last year, so there might be some people interested again this year. ^^

In the meantime, happy Friday!
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
13 November 2014 @ 11:16 pm
My computer is back! ;~~~; I'm so happy. I got a new logic board, which is actually sort of what I figured the problem was, but either way, everything seems okay now! Also, everything is so clean~ They cleaned my screen and keyboard, yay XD;; AND I got my receipts and stuff in an Apple clearfile! In America, they just hand it to you XD This is what I call service!

Hopefully now I can get back to being productive @___@;; I have no plans this weekend, so I hope to catch up with everything I missed while I was stuck using that tiny useless computer. I have big plans of doing reports and fic and graphics and all sorts of things, but… we'll see what actually gets done XD;

For now, maybe I can get to bed at a decent time for once this week >___>;;;
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
12 November 2014 @ 01:36 pm
There's stuff going on at work today that lead to me having the whole day free! So I somehow managed to both get ahead on my work and write a fic, yay. I'm not really sure where this came from, but... hopefully it's enjoyable anyway.

title: Comfort
rating: g
pairing: Jinguji Yuta/Nakamura Reia
word count: 2,304
beta: yomimashou
author's note: I don't actually feel that strongly one way or another about the casting for the new NTV drama that came out today, but somehow, this came to me, and so I wrote it. Their love is beautiful ♥
summary: Jinguji exhales and seems to take a moment to gather himself, his fingers tightening in Reia's hair and the material of his shirt, before he finally adds, "I want to be there and comfort you, too. It's not fair if you don't let me."

Reia isn't sure when going to Jinguji's house became so comfortable that it was something he did by himself, without a second thought, without Jinguji even there.Collapse )
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Current Music: Hey! Say! 7//Just For You
ミランダ (大丈夫)
11 November 2014 @ 11:34 pm
Oh my god, my week has been a mess and it's only Tuesday. I meant to post yesterday like, back from the KisuMai con, etc etc etc, but then I fell asleep in front of my computer =____=;;; So.. I'm back and alive! The concert was really fun, and I had a good time meeting up with a old friends and meeting new people, too! Special thanks to snowqueenofhoth for arranging a get-together on Sunday!

The bad news is, I'm desperately sleep deprived and need to get to bed ASAP. But the good news is, I got a call and my computer is ready to be picked up!! So with any luck, fingers crossed, tomorrow I'll have my computer back and not be struggling with this crappy netbook anymore. They didn't mention data loss on the phone, but... here's to hoping that that means there actually was none ;;;

For now, sleep x___x;
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
06 November 2014 @ 11:03 pm
omg I wrote a companion to the idol fic! I'm really proud of myself. XD; I somehow managed to write this all in one day, go figure.

title: もう戻れないよ
rating: pg
pairings:gen; Yamada-centric + Hikaru and Takaki
warnings: Slight mentions of body image issues (it's not central to the plot, but Yamada has them), so if that might be triggering to you, please be forewarned!
word count: 3,257
beta: yomimashou
author's note: This is part of my AU based on Hey! Say! JUMP's new subgroups from the s3art album, and on the performances done by those groups at the s3art tour in Yokohama Arena a month ago. Hikaru, Yamada, and Takaki were introduced as being dangerous criminals, and so... this happened. XD; This is technically a companion to もっとみてよ、みつめてよ, but you don't really have to read it to understand this one. ^^ Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Yamada never thought sneaking into locked, guarded buildings and burglarizing them would be something he found fun and exciting... but then again, a year ago, he'd never have thought he'd enjoy stripping, either, so he supposes that he's just going to have to learn to live with it.

'Don't hurt yourself jumping to conclusions there, Yama-chan.'Collapse )
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
05 November 2014 @ 11:18 pm
For once, a post not complaining about the state of my computer... T__T;;;

I finally got around to watching the first JUMP episode of Little Tokyo Live today! It wasn't as good as the second one, in my opinion, but it was pretty fun! Honestly, I would watch JUMP members reacting to VTRs of ridiculous things for a long time. XD Also Hikaru's mune-kyun bit was pretty hilarious and ridiculous. XD

Sadly, I have to go to bed before it comes on air, but I have my digital recorder set for tonight's show and I can't wait to watch it later ;___; Ino-chan, finally!! How long has it been since he was on anything other than the livestage of a JUMP variety show? ;___;

Aaaaand then this weekend will be KisuMai! I have nosebleed seats, but I'm sure it'll be fun nonetheless ^^;
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Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Weekender
ミランダ (大丈夫)
04 November 2014 @ 10:21 pm
I realized I never made a public post about this, so here goes. Since Thursday I'd been having computer issues, and on Sunday, my computer completely crashed. There aren't any Mac stores nearby me, so I took it to a Bic Camera with a certified Apple desk, and they didn't really diagnose it, but instead just said they were sending it off to Apple where it would be fixed. ;____; I really hope it's fixed soon, and that I don't lose any data, but I guess only time will tell.

For the time being, I bought an HP netbook, but I hate Windows 8 and I hate having a Japanese keyboard, and I'm basically struggling to get anything done >__<;; Using this thing is crazy frustrating. So I may not be around as much as usual. I'm sorry that things have been really crappy lately, but I promise eventually I'll be back to normal and get the JUMP reports done and stuff.

For now, wish me luck!
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
28 October 2014 @ 10:58 pm
Guys Ino-chan makes me so happy. Like… there's so much good about him. He's such an asset to the group, both in his intelligence and his determination and his positivity-- rereading his 10,000 character interview, I was really struck by how intentionally positive he was, the whole time. Focusing on the positive is something I really admire, and… Ino-chan really is such an amazing person.

Also, I changed my phone background this weekend~

It's not a surprise who it isCollapse )

Ugh, I love him so much. ♥
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 October 2014 @ 08:26 pm
JUMP icons! I actually started out to make desktops, but somehow icons happened instead, oops. XD; They all looked so good in this month's magazines ♥

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

〜愛から始まる無限大ミステリー〜Collapse )

Images from here!

And please remember:
Please credit in your icon comments!
While not necessary, I'd love it if you commented when you took or used an icon I made.
No editing or altering for any reason! Textless icons are not bases.
This must be common sense, but please don't claim you made them.

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ミランダ (大丈夫)
24 October 2014 @ 11:32 pm
Yosh! Going to try to be productive this weekend. On the to-do list are:

JUMP-related graphics!
…more laundry!
seriously, I need to do laundry

Also watch JUMP concerts with friends. Okay… so my weekend actually probably isn't going to be all that productive, but at least I'll get to sleep in?

In other news, it's so freaking cold already that I broke out the kotatsu. I know it's going to get way colder, but I'm so weak T___T; My apartment is really poorly insulated and winter is miserable in here. It's already a countdown until I get the flu sometime in January/February. Sob.

Also, I watched Little Tokyo Live! I recorded it with my digital hard drive recorder thing on Wednesday because midnight is after my bedtime on a work night, so sadly I couldn't participate, but it was really funny! I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting. It definitely had the weird and borderline creepy feeling of late night TV in Japan… not creepy-gross, but creepy like… I don't know how to describe it. A little surreal? They had Daiki running around Yokohama in the rain in a fiberoptic vest, idek. Still, I actually really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to the next episode with JUMP!
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
I have a lot of thoughts about stuff, but I'm not ever sure how I want to talk about them, or if I want to talk about them on LJ. So for right now I'm going to stick with the relatively simple and relatively clean-cut.

I guess it's not something I really talk about much anymore, but… I've been a huge Chinen fan for a really long time. Chinen is the reason I became a JUMP fan in the first place, and loving him has been a huge part of my life, especially when I was in college. He has a really special place in my heart.

But… I've been realizing that over time, both of us have changed, and I think that part of what was preventing me from really getting into JUMP for a while after the shit that was 2012 happened was the fact that Chinen just… didn't have the same draw for me. He's such a wonderful guy who cares so much about his friends and his fans, not to mention an amazingly talented dancer and dedicated hard worker, but… for whatever reason, as much as I love and admire him, the spark isn't there anymore.

…what I'm trying to say, albeit poorly, is that… I've tangae'd within JUMP. I realized last weekend that more and more, my favourite is Inoo. It was a hard decision/realization to come to, but I stand by it, and I'm really happy. So… yoroshiku, Ino-chan, and thank you for all the good times, Chinen ♥

Life is seriously giving me lemons right now, but even if I'm not skillful enough to make lemonade, I'm going to do my best to put the lemons on a shelf for now and deal with them one at a time. And in the meanwhile, focusing on the positives is really helping. ♥ Good luck to everyone else out there who's fighting, too.
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//AinoArika
ミランダ (大丈夫)
21 October 2014 @ 11:36 pm
I'm incredibly sleepy, so without much comment, please have this round's shiritori.

title: romantic
rating: g
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru/Inoo Kei
word count: 800
beta: yomimashou
author's note: Age-momiji-manju is one of the regional dishes of Miyajima in Hiroshima. Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Inoo would never tell anyone, but it's not exactly like he hates it when Hikaru pulls stuff like this, either.

The corners of Hikaru's mouth quirk up a little.Collapse )
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Asu e no Yell
ミランダ (大丈夫)
20 October 2014 @ 10:44 pm
I promise that one day I'll stop flailing over JUMP and actually do something productive, but for now… have a few photos of my JUMP weekend two weeks ago XD

s3art tour in Yokohama Arena~Collapse )

Maybe one day I'll stop listening to Oh! Idol on repeat. Maybe.
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Ride With Me
ミランダ (大丈夫)
18 October 2014 @ 11:35 pm
Spent today watching old JUMP videos, and man can I not believe how tiny they used to be ;____; It's crazy to think how long I've been a JUMP fan! They've changed so much. Things went so far downhill for so long, and now that they've almost completely come around… it's really amazing seeing them all so happy and working so hard together. They all are so talented and bring so much to the group… I'm looking forward to seeing them grow from here. And to watching their new show! Here's to hoping it does well, because I really miss Yan Yan JUMP.

I've been having a lot of weird and conflicted feelings upon coming back to JUMP, but… all in all, I'm feeling pretty good and I'm confident things will be sorted on their own. Thank you for being amazing, JUMP ♥

Going to watch more videos tomorrow with 9kinds to try to convert her! So much for anything productive happening this weekend XD;
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//School Girl
ミランダ (大丈夫)
17 October 2014 @ 11:52 pm
Well, for better or for worse (but honestly, I feel like it's better) I was actually inspired outside of needing to write for shiritori, and so now I bring you… a really weird fic. XD;;; Please read the notes before reading… and I hope it's enjoyable XD

title: もっとみてよ、みつめてよ [Look at me more, gaze at me]
rating: pg
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru/Inoo Kei
word count: 3,375
beta: yomimashou
author's note: I really love Oh! Idol after seeing it performed in the s3art tour, and… well, you know me. XD; For reference, demachi is when fans wait outside the theatre for idols to leave. It's prohibited for some groups, very strict for others (like in JE), but looser for smaller, less-well-known groups, as far as I know. I'm not really an Akihabara-type idol fan so this might not be the most accurate, but suspend your disbelief, please.
summary: Photos aren't strictly prohibited at their demachi because they simply don't have the manpower to enforce it, but they are against the rules on paper, and besides, Inoo hates seeing unflattering paparazzi photos of himself pop up on twitter (and who can blame him for searching??) or in Harajuku. He can afford to lose one fan, he thinks, if it's an asshole who takes photos of him without his consent. AU in which Daiki, Inoo, and Keito are a small-time idol group in Akihabara.

The crisp chill of the first few weeks of fall is particularly apparent in the little poorly-insulated theatre down a side-street off the main path in AkihabaraCollapse )
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Aioi-tai//Oh! Idol