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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.

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

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

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I also have some rules for conduct within my journal:
☆ This is a safe space. Please refrain from language that is derisive or discriminatory.
☆ I understand that slang is different in all countries and cultures, but please try to remember that something that might not be offensive to you may be offensive to someone else. In particular, I know that the word "Jap" is not considered a racial slur used to refer to someone of Japanese heritage in some countries, but being American (and living in Japan knowing Japanese people who find it very offensive), I ask that you don't use it in the comments on my journal.
☆ Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I respect the opinions of everyone who comments on my blog. I try my hardest to engage with all commenters in a polite and respectful manner. That being said, please respect my opinion and, in the long run, understand that this is my blog and I will post in accordance with what I feel and believe. If you're offended by it, please simply don't read it.
I reserve the right to delete any comments that I feel violate these rules.

That all being said, if you still wish to be friends, please, comment away! ♡

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NEWS: colors ♥

Winter vacation

It's kind of depressing that this is always what I end up posting to LJ for, but the past few months have been really busy for me, so... that's life, I guess.

Anyway, I'm heading overseas for a little more than a week for the holidays! I'll be reachable by email, if anyone here ever wants to contact me, anyway, and I'll be back in Japan on December 28, just in time for JUMP's Tokyo Dome shows, haha.

I hope that everyone is having a good winter and has a great time celebrating any holidays you may celebrate at this time of year!
Hokuto: glowing

SixTONES debut!!

First and foremost, congratulations to SixTONES for the debut announcement! Also the 19 venue tour!! I'm so proud of them for how far they come, and I'm so happy their hard work is finally being rewarded. I hope that Sony Music will promote them well!

Backing up, I watched the Junior concert livestream today! It was really weird to just be able to stream a Johnny's concert live, lol. It was really cool, though! And I'm so glad I got to hear the debut announcement live (and congrats to Snow Man as well!)

I'm about to head to bed, but I just wanted to say how excited I am that this group who I've been following since they were formed back in 2012 is finally going to debut!
Shige: smile

On my way ♪

In about 14 hours or so, I'll be on my way back to Japan! I'm annoyed that on this trip I once again missed all the summer music specials, so I'll have a lot to catch up on when I get back, lol. But on the bright side...

♡ I had a really good vacation!

♡ I caught an episode of ShoKura on TV in Hawaii, which was very unexpected XD It was the first time I had watched Shokura in a long time, so that was kind of fun.

♡ I read Shige's most recent short story, "Pocket" in the anthology, "Ikitakunai." I enjoyed it! I hope to make an actual post about it sometime soon.

I hate flying >< But, soon I'll be home!
Inoo: sunflower

Going abroad

I know I've been terrible about posting recently, but in case there's anyone looking for me, I wanted to drop by and say that I'll be away from Japan for the next 2 and a half weeks! Using my summer vacation to head to Hawaii for a while, and then back to my hometown briefly before returning near the end of July.

My internet access may be spotty some of the time, but I should generally be reachable in 48 hours by email or LJ PM!

I hope everyone is having a great summer ♥
Tetsuya: skeptical

Shounentachi fic

Well, I wrote fic for Shounentachi, because I'm ridiculous, lol. I don't know if anyone else has seen the movie, but if you have please come talk to me about it because it was terrible but also great!

title: predawn
rating: pg-13
pairings: Daiken/Hiroto (Matsumura Hokuto/Morimoto Shintaro's characters from Shounentachi)
warnings: Major spoilers for the end of the movie!! This also deals with character death, so if that might be upsetting to you, please proceed with caution!
word count: 1,525
beta: yomimashou
author's note: I was not expecting to love the stupid Shounentachi movie as much as I did. I really enjoyed Hokuto and Shintaro's characters' goofy flirting on screen, but I wasn't actually expecting them to be the first pairing I wrote fic of from the movie. This was written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart!

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Hokuto: oshare

Updates once again...

(This was supposed to be posted in April and somehow I was unaware that it didn't get posted o_o; So please pretend that it was posted at the correct time...)

What's been going on over the past couple months?

♡ Worldista! I saw it on opening day in Shizuoka and then twice in Miyagi. It's not as good as Epcotia or Neverland in my opinion, but it's still quite good! My seats were fine in Shizuoka, but I was in the arena both days in Miyagi, so from my subjective standpoint I've certainly been enjoying it a lot XD; I'm seeing it again twice in Saitama and twice in Nagano (I hit for both the shows in Nagano, thank god, so I'm done buying tickets for this show), so hopefully I'll have good seats for those, too!

♡ I saw SixTONES in Yokohama, and it was a good show! I'm happy for them that they've been doing so well recently. Kouchi's Magical Song was really cute, and I also enjoyed Hokuto's artistic solo (though I'm honestly crushed that I missed him performing Ayame last year). I hope that they have more success from now on!

♡ I had a good Spring Break and am currently enjoying Golden Week! I ended up going out a lot during Spring Break and was pretty tired, so I'm enjoying mostly relaxing during Golden Week XD; I did hanami in Meguro during Spring Break, though, and saw all the paper lanterns for JUMP members! It's really fun that the trend of buying lanterns for your tan is spreading; I spotted 4 for Inochan!

♡ The season of Kaseifu no Mitazono with Inochan started! Inochan has been super cute. It's funny and easy to watch, so I'd definitely recommend checking it out!

♡ I saw the Shounentachi movie, and, despite that it was terrible, I really enjoyed it, lol. They adapted it a lot from the regular SixTONES and Snow Man version of the play (can't speak to older versions or Osaka versions since I haven't seen them), which made it a lot better, especially for the movie format, but the script, the filmography, and a lot of the acting was really just horrible. XD; Still, it was also really gay, so I mean, what else could you want. It had similar elements in terms of the gay aspects to Bakaleya, which was very cute and nostalgic, and Reia's role was extremely brief but also amazing, which I enjoyed a lot. XD All in all, if you want to see a good movie definitely don't go, but if you want to see a movie about Johnny's Juniors forming ~bonds of companionship and what have you, I recommend it XD;
Seigi&amp;Yuuki: team ♥

Seigi/Yuuki drabble

Another Zero fic from Shiritori! Maybe one day I'll get over this ridiculous drama, lol, but that day is not today.

title: More than Satisfactory
rating: pg
pairing: Suezaki Seigi x Hikawa Yuuki (Zero: Ikkaku Senkin Game)
word count: 714
beta: yomimashou
author's note: More Zero fic! I personally choose to believe that Seigi and Yuuki came back together from Dream Kingdom and lived happily ever after, so this is just a snapshot of their lives after the drama. This is set probably just before the "1 year later" epilogue that you see in Episode 10 of the drama. Written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Maybe things are still a little awkward now, and maybe they'll continue to be awkward for some time to come, but Yuuki think that this life that they've built together is definitely more than enough for him.

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Concert and Event Reports and Venue Information

This is a comprehensive list of all of the Johnny's Concerts and events I've been to. Those for which I've written reports have a link to the report underneath. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to write a report for every concert I've been to, but if you have a specific question about any of the shows or events here (for example, for clarification about something you read on Twitter), please don't hesitate to comment, and I'll be happy to help!

I have also written a comprehensive venue guide here. If you have questions about any of the venues here (for example, if you can buy food inside the venue), please check that post first, but if your question isn't covered, again, please feel free to ask me here or on that post in the comments!

I'm happy to help fans going to concerts or venues for the first time, so I hope this can be of use, and please let me know if you have any questions beyond what I've written here!

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Inoo: sunflower

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! I rang in the New Year this year with NEWS in Kyocera Dome, before rushing back to Tokyo to spend the evening of January 1st with JUMP in Tokyo Dome. It was extremely tiring and stressful, but basically the best new year a fan could ask for!

Sadly, my winter vacation will end after this weekend and I'm headed back to work on Monday, but I'm seeing NEWS both tomorrow and after work on Monday, so that's something to look forward to!

I'm going to do my best to live my best life both as a fan and a person in 2019! Yoroshiku! ♥