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

Contrary to the banner, this journal is not friends only. Rather, it is semi-friends only for the reason that I like people to comment before they friend me. Why? Because I don't feel comfortable with complete strangers friending me. It's as simple as that. I don't expect anything fancy and I don't bite- just drop me a comment stating who you are and why you'd like to friend me, and, chances are, I'll friend you back. Fandoms in common help a lot, too. However, if you don't comment on this post, I won't friend you back, simple as that.

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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Kimeru//JUNK BEAT
ミランダ (大丈夫)
27 November 2015 @ 03:59 pm
Just a quick drive-by post to say that I'm going away tonight to spend Saturday at Disneyland for an early birthday celebration! My birthday isn't until December 2, but the weekend after, I have a crazy hectic schedule, so we're doing the fun stuff beforehand.

Also, happy birthday to Ohno and Amu (yesterday) and Sou (today)! I hope they all had great days. ♥

And then next up we have Chinen, and Hikaru, and Taiga, as well as me… because everyone and their brother has birthdays this week. XD;

Wish me good weather for this weekend! XD
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Kimi Attraction
ミランダ (大丈夫)
26 November 2015 @ 11:54 pm
I've finally finished the idolverse bit I posted to shiritori a while back! It's been a hard week, but I wanted to get this in before I went away for the weekend!

title: Attention
rating: pg
pairing: Yuto-Chinen friendship-centric
word count: 2,893
beta: yomimashou
author's note: This is my first Night Style People installment of idolverse; it's in the same AU as もっとみてよ、みつめてよ and its sequels. While it's not directly linked to the storyline in those fics, think it might be a bit hard to understand on its own. Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Yuto's Dai-chan collection grows as his concern for everything else around him dwindles, and Chinen tries not to worry about his mental health. In which Yabu, Chinen, and Yuto are unconventional hosts, and Yuto falls in love with an idol.

Even from across the room, he can see the delirious gleam in his partner’s eyes, a look that Chinen knows, from Yuto, means trouble.Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Night Style People//Super Super Night
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 November 2015 @ 01:44 pm
I don't really have anything to say about this, other than that I wanted to give they guys comfort in fiction even if I can't in real life, and to comfort myself. I'm still not sure how to feel, but I hope this fic is at least… cathartic? Or whatever you want to feel in this situation.

title: unyielding
rating: pg
pairing: Hey! Say! BEST-centric; implied Takaki/Yabu and Hikaru/Inoo, as well as Tackey/Tsubasa in the background, but you can read it as you like.
warnings: Dealing with Taguchi's announcement on Best Artist. Read with discretion.
word count: 1,602
beta: yomimashou
author's note: I'm still not really sure how I feel after last night's announcement, but I wanted some sort of conclusion for these boys, whose faces during the medley after the announcement said it all. Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart.
summary: Somehow, in the midst of all the fear and the pain, Inoo knows the only answer right now.

"Just fucking do something already!" Takaki barks.Collapse )
Current Mood: numbnumb
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Come back…?
ミランダ (大丈夫)
23 November 2015 @ 11:25 pm
At long last, the uchiwa are finally done! As always, they're not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with how they came out. The theme was the letterman jackets from the s3art tour (everyone's favourite costumes right now… XD) and I think they fit the theme. I made Ino-chan for me, Yabu for yomimashou, and Keito for britkit27~

Uchiwa!Collapse )

Now we just have to hope that we hit for the Osaka Countdown Concert ahaha.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Aiing -Aishiteru-
ミランダ (大丈夫)
21 November 2015 @ 10:33 pm
As promised, I come bearing photos of kuji goods! I don't want to think about how much I spent on this kuji in total, but it's so worth it! The goods were all so cute, and I'm really happy with them. ♥

Kuji & Collab Goods!Collapse )

I'm so grateful that JUMP finally got a 7-11 Kuji. ;____; It's all finally ended and they took down all the banners, sadly, but it was so wonderful while it lasted. I hope that eventually they'll have another!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Come on a my house
ミランダ (大丈夫)
20 November 2015 @ 11:01 pm
A week ago, I had an enkai (work party) for my elementary school, and on top of being a lot of fun, there was also some delicious food! I only got two photos, but since they always have such nice presentation at these things, I wanted to share them.

Appetizers and Nabe!Collapse )

Sadly, I always miss the big year-end parties because they're often right before Christmas, at which time I'm already with my family. Since Christmas isn't a big family holiday in Japan,
my family-time doesn't quite line up with Japanese family-time (on New Year's). Either way, I'm glad that I got to go to this party since I'm going to miss the ones in December!
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//AinoArika
ミランダ (大丈夫)
12 November 2015 @ 11:25 pm
Today the kuji started! Or at least… it did some places OTL… Between yomimashou and I, we went to 6 Seven Elevens, and almost none of them had the goods, while only a few had started the kuji. We did manage to get our boys' hangers (thank you so much, yomimashou!!!!) but it took 33 kuji pulls… so we have a lot of other crap, too. |D;; And we got most of the goods we wanted, so I'm excited about that. The deck of cards is so cute! And we put in a reservation for the tin of chocolates, so hopefully we won't end up without most things that we wanted…

If by some chance you haven't seen the goods, you can see them here! And the kuji goods are here. It's disappointing that they didn't have so many member colour kuji things (I guess because they have too many members), but the goods are cute, and the collab My Melody goods all have stickers so you can make it into your member colour, so all in all, I think they're pretty great. I feel really lucky that JUMP got this kuji. ♥
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Kimi Attraction
ミランダ (大丈夫)
27 October 2015 @ 11:06 pm
Good things:
♫ I updated my friends only banner! I really love the Hanako shoot and I'm happy I was able to use one of the beautiful photos of Inochan from it. ♥
♫ Tomorrow is Gunma Day, which means no classes for the kids and lots of free time.

Bad things:
♫ I still have to go in to work…
♫ I still feel pretty gross…
♫ I have to go to a conference on Thursday…

…Well, at least the good doesn't totally overwhelm the bad?
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Kimi Attraction
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 October 2015 @ 09:09 pm
After waiting until a day after the release date to get it, I got busy and, blasphemous as it is, only got around to watching the Kimi Attraction videos and makings today. My conclusion: JUMP makings were actually more interesting when they were all reckless brats who were probably driving the staff insane. Of course… that's not actually 100% how I feel, but there has recently definitely been a feeling of them being mature adults who can handle a few hours of down time while filming without running around breaking things or riding bikes in the parking lot. It's really great to see them focus so hard on work and be such wonderful, mature hard workers, but on the other hand, it's a little nostalgic thinking back to the makings that I watched thinking "I don't envy their staff." XD; It was still really enjoyable, though, and I think in the end you can tell from the end product how much more mature and hardworking they are. I particularly like the dance~

I did a breakdown of the lyrics after watching it, which is obviously not 100% quantitative unless you literally want to count syllables, because what does an "oh oh" or an "ah ah" count for? XD But I tried to make it as discrete and numerical as possible. The final count of solo lines per person is:
Yamada: 8.5 lines
Yuto: 5 lines
Chinen: 4.5 lines
Daiki: 4.5 lines
Inoo: 4.5 lines
Yabu: 2.5 lines
Hikaru: 2 lines
Takaki: 2 lines
Keito: 1.5 lines
Unsurprisingly, the big loser is Keito. Surprisingly, the second biggest loser is Takaki? Hikaru has the same number of lines as him, but Hikaru also says the majority of the "oh oh"s and get slightly more screen time due to that. Hikaru also made out super well in Chau#, while Takaki was stiffed in Kira Kira Hikare (give the shortest and presumably lowest-ranked solo line in the second verse since it was Inoo's in the first verse, and he's ranked below Yuto, Chinen, and Daiki, who had the other three). I'm wondering if Takaki did something to piss off the management (Takaki and Keito are pretty much a Friday waiting to happen…) or if it's just that he's unlucky at the moment.

The other surprising things are that Yuto has more solo lines than Chinen and Daiki, while Inoo has the same as them? Inoo has, since the beginning of this phase of Inoo Kakumei, been consistently ranked sort of just below Chinen and Daiki, but I honestly felt that both in the visuals and the solo lines, he was an equal to them this time. If anything, I felt like those three were sort of the mains for this single, and while Yamada is the group's center and therefore, as always, got the most solo lines, he sometimes was actually pushed behind or to the side of Chinen, Daiki, and Inoo. On the other hand, Yuto had more solo lines, but visually, I felt like he was pretty clearly second-tier importance? It almost felt like the extra solo lines were a consolation prize for him not being visually featured, or something.

Those are just my thoughts and opinions, though, of course. Either way, while I don't have as strong of a feeling of love for Kimi Attraction as I did for Chau# right when it came out (and what's with the really unexpected electric guitar part?) I do really enjoy it, and its first week sales are going really well (somewhere around 189,000?) I'm happy for and proud of JUMP!
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Kimi Attraction
ミランダ (大丈夫)
24 October 2015 @ 08:08 pm
I finally got Inochan's Hanako on Friday and it's pretty much the best thing ever. Not only is he on the cover looking gorgeous, but he's cuddling with a cute cat. What else could I ask for? I got so excited that I had to make a bunch of graphics from it. XD; He's so gorgeous (*__*) Enjoy!

[43] Inoo Kei graphics
[38] icons
[5] iPhone 5/5s Lock Screens

〜Cat & Boy〜Collapse )

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Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//AinoArika
ミランダ (大丈夫)
23 October 2015 @ 11:23 pm
Leave it to Johnny's to announce a concert on New Year's late enough that everyone's always got their plans made. Or at least, I already have my plans made. @___@; Now my friends and I have to change all our hotel bookings and figure out how much of New Year's we're spending in Osaka and how much we're spending in Tokyo… Yikes. But either way, I'm really happy that they're having a countdown concert, and I'm really looking forward to it! We have 4 people balloting, so hopefully we can even hit and pay base price. XD;

In other news, I discovered one of my coworkers at my elementary school is a hidden Yuto fan and I'm so stoked. She and the other 6th grade teacher asked me out to dinner, as they put it, because the 6th graders are difficult this year and I had to struggle with them. It's not really that much of a struggle, but I appreciated the gesture. I'm not super fond of the one teacher; he's the teacher I had a not-so-nice nickname for because he's so pompous, but he was pretty much fine to chat with for a few hours over dinner, and then on the way home in the car with the younger female teacher, I learned that she used to be a huge V6 fan, and she's actually super knowledgeable about Johnny's… and it turns out she's a huge Yuto fan! I was so surprised because she's said nothing about it before, but we talked for almost an hour in her car about JUMP, and she said she'd want to come to JUMP concerts in the future, and come watch JUMP DVDs. I'm so excited XD I hope that this all pans out.

This week has been stressful, but at least it ended on a positive note!
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Ultra Music Power
ミランダ (大丈夫)
21 October 2015 @ 10:25 am
Yesterday was the day most people in Japan get their single, a day early. Today is the actual release date. This morning, I got an email that says my single should arrive tomorrow. FML. I don't know why Amazon always ships so stupidly late, but I guess it's my own fault for not ordering until everything was sold out of 7-net. I missed out on the special clearfile on 7-net, too. I'm the worst fan.

On top of that, I got asked out to dinner by some other teachers, which is happening this Friday evening… so I'm going to miss JUMP on Music Station (even if I can record it, I know). And Wednesday is my regular skype date to watch things with friends, so that means I won't be able to watch JUMP on Shounen Club Premium either of the times it airs. Boo.

Also, I rewatched the Live With Me digest (Disc 2 from the s3art DVD) last night, and I have so many regrets. At the time, I was so preoccupied with the shit that was going down with Sexy Zone and Juniors that didn't appreciate anything from that concert when I was actually there, and, in fact, spent the whole time feeling anxious and nervous. What is my life, what are my choices.

My first world problems are so difficult. Whine whine whine. On the bright side, the week is halfway over!
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Hey! Say! BEST//Sugiru Setsuna
ミランダ (大丈夫)
20 October 2015 @ 10:20 pm
I wrote! It's not much, just PWP set in Yokohama Arena, but it's better than nothing, right? Hopefully it's enjoyable!

title: Messy
rating: NC-17
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
warnings: Somewhat kinky blowjob in a somewhat public place! Please read with discretion.
word count: 2,140
beta: yomimashou
author's note: Pure porn set during the Yokohama Arena shows of JUMP's 2015 JUMPing CARnival tour~ Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: “I already came in my pants,” Inoo quips, gazing up at Hikaru from where he lays, splayed out on the dressing room couch. "I guess I'm trapped here for life now~"

The others are all at dinner or otherwise occupied elsewhere in the building.Collapse )
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Ai yo Boku wo Michibiite Yuke
ミランダ (大丈夫)
19 October 2015 @ 10:31 pm
I woke up this morning to find the internet overflowing with the promotional stuff from Yuto's new drama, and it looks totally ridiculous in hopefully a great way XD; I'm impressed with how flexible Yuto is, and with whoever posed him, because they fudged it enough that from far away, it looks like a legitimate ballet position even to me. XD; For those who haven't seen it, the official site is here, and it's airing next January. Yuto is playing a guy who aspired to be a ballet dancer but gave up and became a police detective. XD; It seems like it will be totally ridiculous, but I'm looking forward to giving it a try. |D;;;

So that brings the count of JUMP members with dramas or movies in the works to 4, and you can guess which four lol. Yamada has Grasshopper and Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2; Chinen has Kin Medal Otoko, Choukousoku, and the TV samurai special? Then Daiki has Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku, and Yuto has Pink to Grey and this new special. I'm happy that JUMP members are getting dramas and movies, but… it's maybe time to share the wealth?

Not that I really have room to complain with how many variety shows Inochan has been guesting on recently, but it's different with dramas and especially with movies. But I should count my blessings that more of my kids are starting to know who Inochan is, and even the other teachers are beginning to recognize him. Inoo Kakumei ♥
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Yowamushi Shooter
ミランダ (大丈夫)
18 October 2015 @ 11:38 pm
I'm in love with the fact that Inoo loves old guys and old guys love Inoo back. If you're unaware, recently, he's been proclaiming "I love old guys!" for example in the episode Little Tokyo Live from 2 or 3 weeks ago, and also in this past weekend's Radirer Saturday broadcast XD; And I love it. I love him. But on top of that, various older guys and comedians have been showing their Inochan love. For example, in the episode of Little Tokyo Live with Heisei Nobushi Kobushi, clearly Yoshimura enjoyed interacting with him and not letting him eat the food and forcing him to eat wasabi. And just recently, the actor who costarred with him in Karafuto Ojisan playing his biological father posted about him on his blog again, calling him "Karafuto Oujisan" or "the Prince of Karafuto" (a nickname he had given Ino-chan during the run of the play).

But just recently, since they were on the variety show "Animal Park" together, the comedian Chihara Junior has fallen in love with Inoo, too! Today, his manager posted an entry to his blog here entitled "A secret about Junior-san since meeting Hey! Say! JUMP's Inoo Kei." It talks about how, despite the fact that he has a show early the next day, he stays up late to watch Ino-chan on Itadaki High JUMP. This is, of course, after Chihara Junior said on Animal Park that Inoo was the cutest person on the show, and that he wanted to pay his rent for him, and he was happier about getting Inoo's phone number than the monetary prize for winning the show. It's pretty excellent. ♥

Unrelated to old guys, Radirer Saturday has also been excellent! The people who run the show totally understand what makes Inochan great, and allow him to show it. He even got to eat rice on air last weekend XD; I'm not sure where you can listen to it, but I highly recommend it to anyone who can listen!
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Hey! Say! BEST//Score
ミランダ (大丈夫)
15 October 2015 @ 11:53 pm
I wish I had more to say other than "I'm tired," but this week has really killed me. Coming back from a long and tiring weekend of concerts into an almost-full work week was rough, and I have an observation class (where, for once, the people there are actually there to watch me) tomorrow which is stressing me out. I'm ready for the weekend @__@;

Eventually I'll at least get around to posting my photos from the concert weekend and stuff, but somehow it's already midnight. I feel a little better than I did at this time yesterday, but not by a whole lot, so here's to hoping I'm not coming down with anything. T___T;

Only five more days until Kimi Attraction…!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Ai yo Boku wo Michibiite Yuke
ミランダ (大丈夫)
14 October 2015 @ 10:45 pm
Well, as I should have expected, I seem to have worn myself down enough that I feel like I'm coming down with something. I didn't exactly take the best care of myself in Yokohama, so it's not really surprising, but I feel super gross, so I'm going to try to get to bed early. x___x

In other news, I was running low on face wash, so I tried the Softymo brand that JUMP is advertising. I've never used a drug store brand before, but it seems to be working pretty well! At any rate, I'm happy to support JUMP. ♥

Also, it's not even out yet and I have Kimi Attraction stuck in my head OTL. Hurry up and drop, single!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Yowamushi Shooter
ミランダ (大丈夫)
I'm back from JUMPing CARnival!! It was so much fun ;___; I'm so sad that it's over… I saw it 3 days in a row and it wasn't enough ;___; Nothing like post-concert depression… T___T;;

I'm going to actually try to get my reports out in a timely fashion (famous last words, I know), but in the time being, I'd like to report that:
♡ My seats were really awesome all three shows!
♡ Inochan's goods sold completely out before anyone else's
♡ Inochan saw me ♥
♡ I managed to get a JUMPuusen, the random O-shaped balloons that fell during only two of the shows.

Unrelatedly, I also found out that I hit for JUMParty! So all in all, it was a good weekend. ♥
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Yowamushi Shooter
ミランダ (大丈夫)
06 October 2015 @ 11:33 pm
Next up in the list of Stupidly Late Reports is Gamushara Summer Station. I attended the show on August 7th (so yes, this is two months late, I'm so sorry), which was a Sha vs. Ra show, because of course, I wanted to see Reia and Jinguji together ♥ It's sad that they weren't on the same team this year ;__; But I also really wanted to see the team with the most members of SixTONES, too, which happened to be Reia's team, so it all worked out well~ Of course, I was dressed in blue rooting for Team Sha! But really, both teams did very well!

This isn't going to be a complete and total report because you can easily find a setlist on twitter, and things that were important to some people probably didn't stand out to me, and vice versa. I'm just going to try to write about the things that I enjoyed. If you're interested, please check under the cut!

Gamushara! Summer Station, August 7th, 2015 @ 5 pmCollapse )

Whew! Only one more report left… that I'm definitely not getting done before JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama, OTL. Oh well… at least I won't be more behind than before… T___T;;
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Ready Go