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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.
☆ 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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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Kimeru//JUNK BEAT
ミランダ (大丈夫)
21 November 2017 @ 10:54 pm
This is pretty late now, sigh, but I posted a shiritori for JUMP's anniversary! I'm so proud of these guys, and I hope they're proud of themselves and happy as a group, too. Happy anniversary, guys!

title: once in a lifetime
rating: pg
characters: Inoo-centric; Hikaru/Inoo as a backdrop
word count: 930
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Written for JUMP’s 10th anniversary! Happy 10th, JUMP ♥ For Shiritori @ writetomyheart
summary: Reaching ten years with a group of people you love and respect isn’t something that happens every day.

Too tired to move— that’s how Inoo feels when he finally gets home at the end of the day on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//H.our Time
ミランダ (大丈夫)
20 November 2017 @ 07:52 pm
① JUMP was announced as performing on Kouhaku this year!!! I'm so elated. I can't believe it!

② Shige's serial novel is finally being published in book format!! Just ten days after my birthday, what a wonderful birthday present ♥

③ Not exactly recent, but JUMP is putting out a new single soon and NEWS has a new song announced, as well!

Life is good ♥
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Kato Shigeaki//HAPPY MUSIC
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 October 2017 @ 10:58 pm
I should be in bed, but I'm currently watching the TBS CDTV Halloween music special, and I wanted to drive by and say that it's been pretty great. JUMP and NEWS performed back to back, which was convenient! Also:

→ Inochan wore his hair styled such that it looked like cat ears! It was seriously the cutest thing ever. I love that he's still running with the cat-boy theme even 2 years (!!) after that fateful Hanako magazine was released!

→ Shige's costume was something I didn't recognize and stared at through the whole performance trying to figure out... and then when they were asked to explain their costumes, he replied that he likes the book "Clockwork Orange" and so he dressed as a character from it. OF COURSE HE DID. Shige, how the heck do you Shige so hard, lmao.

But now Inochan needs to get home and get to bed! He has to be on TV at 5 am tomorrow, after all. Poor baby!

...and I also should get to bed. XD;
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Masquerade
ミランダ (大丈夫)
As it turns out, moving house to a different prefecture, starting a new job, and generally having your entire lifestyle change in a short period of time makes it really hard to stay on top of stuff like Livejournal. I don't know that anyone even reads here anymore, but I still want to keep posting if I can, so here's a brief update of what I've been doing for the past month or so.

→ Saw JUMP in Yokohama three times (once per day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday). The first day was tachimi, which was painful but I survived, the second day was amazing seats quite close to the stage, and the third day was from the first row of the stands right behind the back stage, which was actually a pretty good view.

→ Was there for the the announcement of the dome tour! I almost started crying, I was so amazed. Three domes! I can't believe how far they've come since I became their fan more than six years ago.

→ I got to touch Hikaru and Chinen's hand on Sunday when they came down from the carts, but possibly more importantly, Inochan waved at me. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Inochan's concert demeanor, he just doesn't wave at people, basically ever. He sort of waves into the distance, but you have to be, idk, there at the right time, very close and in front of his face? for him to wave at you personally. And after six(ish) years of going to JUMP concerts, he finally waved AT ME! That basically was enough to make my entire life as a JUMP fan worth it.

→ I've been busy with work. Living in a major city, commuting by train, and learning a new job have all be pretty stressful, but maybe I'm starting to get a hang of things.

→ I saw Shige's play, The Green Mile, four times! He's really amazing, and I enjoyed the show a lot (despite it being kind of traumatizing, as anyone who has seen the movie or read the book can probably guess). I was lucky to be able to see it from fairly close three of the four times, so I also got to appreciate Shige himself. XD; He's so gorgeous!

I had to work last weekend and I have to work next weekend, so I'm trying to get in some time to rest and recuperate from a cold I've had recently and do more organizing. Maybe one day everything will have a home in my new apartment... But for now... as I always say... I'm going to try to update more and slack less. And for right now, I'll try to stay dry in this hurricane. XD;

Have a good weekend, everyone!
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Kato Shigeaki//ESCORT
ミランダ (大丈夫)
14 September 2017 @ 11:28 pm
I kept meaning to post for the past two weeks, but I've been busy with work and life stuff, so... this is just a drive-by post to say that I'm headed to Yokohama to see JUMP this weekend, so I won't be around here! I'm going to try to update about my life and what have you when I get back (and hopefully after this tour is done, things will settle down a bit), but for right now, brb while I go to Yokohama!

If you email or PM me, I'll be able to check it but perhaps not respond, so my apologies! I'm really going to try to write reports of this tour as soon as possible... I'm sorry I'm like a year behind on reports. Moving and new job stuff is still exhausting, but... I'll do my best!
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//I/O
ミランダ (大丈夫)
29 August 2017 @ 06:23 pm
In trying to get myself together after moving, I'm finally posting my Shiritori from last week! It's short and goofy, but I'm glad I was able to write anything.

title: Ridiculous
rating: pg
pairing: Hey! Say! 7-centric; Yamadad/Chinen and Yuto/Keito if you want
warnings: Talk of hunting? Also, I don’tknow anything about Great Britain or England, so I apologize if this is awful.
word count: 430
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Just a really quick Americaverse drabble! That's the one where all of JUMP are stereotypes young people living in New York City. XD; Written for shiritori over at writetomyheart!
summary: “That’s ridiculous!” Ryosuke yelps shrilly as Yuri pats him on the head in a preemptive attempt to keep him calm.

Keito has a feeling that he owes Yuri…Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! 7//Ganaretsugo
ミランダ (大丈夫)
28 August 2017 @ 06:24 pm
And here's the second one. ^^; My first ever pinch hit! I feel bad I wasn't able to do more in the time constraints, but I hope it was enjoyable anyway!

title: Anniversary
rating: nc-17
pairing: Matsumura Hokuto x Kouchi Yugo
warnings: pwp
word count: 3,400
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Written for mousapelli in the ho_summer exchange on dreamwidth!
summary: His goofy sappiness is something Kouchi loves about Hokuto, and honestly, if it’s an excuse for more sex on their lazy day off together, Kouchi definitely isn’t complaining.

'Happy anniversary,' Hokuto suddenly says.Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: SixTONES//Rockin'
ミランダ (大丈夫)
28 August 2017 @ 06:14 pm
What with moving, I keep forgetting that I hadn't posted these! Here's the first of the two fics I wrote for the Ho! Summer over at dreamwidth~

title: Lunch Break
rating: nc-17
pairing: Takaki Yuya x Chinen Yuri
warnings: sex in a semi-public place
word count: 3,075
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Written for the ho_summer exchange on dreamwidth!
summary: Not that Takaki was known for his amazingly sound judgement even when Chinen wasn’t involved, but, well… could anyone ever say no to Chinen?

'Hey, Yuya,' Chinen says casually, 'I bet I can get you off before the others get back.'Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Time
ミランダ (大丈夫)
28 August 2017 @ 05:58 pm
This weekend was stupidly busy, and I'm exhausted already on Monday afternoon, but it was also exciting! 24 hour TV started on Saturday, and I was excited to watch the drama since it was starring Kame and also had Shige in it, as well! Weirdly (since the 24 hour TV drama tends to be extremely emotionally charged?), it was more of a docu-drama about Aku Yu, a famous Japanese lyricist, and didn't have very much actual plot, but... I was fine with that XD; I don't really enjoy the normal genre of 24 hour TV dramas, so while this was sort of bland, I like non-fiction TV, and I enjoyed it. Sadly, Shige's part was way smaller than expected and he was only on screen a couple times, but he was suuuper cute the whole time! His hair was adorable. XD; So it could have been better, but... it definitely could have been worse. XD;

The Arashi ni Shiyagare special was amusing also, especially the "This is MJ" special with Kame, Koyama, Sho, and Ohno. XD; They were supposed to use a bar to swing in through a window over a locked door to save a damsel in distress, but after Koyama flailingly broke most of the door, Sho seemed to want to outdo the level of doM, and just ran straight through the door. XD;; It was so funny that all the female talents and athletes on the show, who were asked to vote, chose Sho as the winner! Playing on the common Japanese turn of phrase "to pass over a wall" meaning to overcome hardship, Sho joked, "There's no wall that I can't bust through!" XD;

I went to bed after the first segment on Shabekuri (where there was a strange segment about how Kame supposedly acts "gay" when drunk), which was already probably later than I should, because the next day I had a work commitment... but when I woke up, I put on the morning segments while I was getting ready XD; Koyama encouraging the high school girl who's aiming for the Paralympics was cute, and I was glad I caught NEWS singing U R not alone before I had to head out!

But then I had to head out to my new job's anniversary gala, which was as exciting as it seems XD But before this entry gets to long, I think I'll leave off and save the story of the gala for next time. XD; At any rate, I enjoyed 24 Hour TV this year... and I'm hoping that certain people host again next year XD;
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: NEWS//U R Not Alone
ミランダ (大丈夫)
19 July 2017 @ 03:30 pm
→ I'm alive.

→ I've spent most of my time dealing with moving related stuff.

→ I have two more days to finish packing up my apartment.

→ Today was my last day of work at one of my schools and I got so many flowers, letters, and gifts that I have a huge cardboard box to carry them home in. I'm so happy and so sad at the same time.

→ Tonight I have my last work party for one school, tomorrow I have my last work party for another.

→ Tomorrow I have to give a speech in front of the whole school at my other school.

→ I have ten days left in this job.

→ I'm losing my mind with stress, but I'm doing my best.

→ Posting finished and reveals were posted at Ho! Summer, so I'll post my fics here sometime soon.

→ I hope everyone is doing well! Any kind words would be appreciated, OTL.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: KAT-TUN//Will Be All Right
ミランダ (大丈夫)
14 June 2017 @ 03:02 pm
After rewatching Bakaleya, I don't know why I didn't love this pairing as much as I do now before. XD; It's so great. This is just a short shiritori thing, but hopefully it's enjoyable!

title: 半端ない (“not half-assed”)
rating: pg-13
pairing: Sakuragi Ren x Mashima Kenji (Tama and Uchi’s characters in Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou)
warnings: The characters portrayed in a romantic relationship in this fic are 16/17. However, there’s no explicit content, and the actors were both adults at the time they played the characters.
word count: 1,395
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: I rewatched Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou recently, and I was inspired! This pairing was somewhat interesting to me at the time I saw the movie back in 2012, but I think five years later, they stood out to me even more. The details of their relationship are extremely vague in the movie, so this is sort of a little glimpse into my idea of a possible backstory for them. By the way, I think this is clear in the movie, but “KikuKou” is the abbreviation the characters use for “Kikunaga High School” (Kikunaga Koukou). The phrasing “not half-assed” is my best delinquenty-sounding translation for “hanpa nai”, which the characters often say in the drama, but it really sounds less goofy and more romantic in Japanese, so I’m sorry about that. |D;; Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Admitting that he’d fallen in love with Sakuragi Ren was the easy part, Kenji thinks, it’s figuring out what to do from there that’s the difficult part.

There’s just something about Ren that made it impossible not to fall in love with him.Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Kis-My-Ft2//Shake It Up
ミランダ (大丈夫)
12 June 2017 @ 11:23 pm
Today I had a work party (this is a pretty common thing in Japan; unsure about the rest of the world because I've only ever done part time jobs in America and I've never lived in any other country!) and while drinking with some of my coworkers, this amusing story happened. Inspired by Shige's ridiculous J-web entries, I want to try to tell it in an amusing way, so... please put up with me. XD;

In which Miranda's middle-aged male coworker guesses the names of the NEWS membersCollapse )

Okay, so I'm ridiculous XD; But it was pretty funny. The hints that helped him get the answers made me laugh, and I was surprised and really happy that Shige was the only member whose whole name he knew offhand! Also, Massu was the first member he was able to name, so after Hen Lab, I bet Massu would be happy. XD;
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: NEWS//Chankapaana
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 May 2017 @ 11:59 am
I've been really busy and haven't had much time for writing, but I managed a short shiritori drabble. ^^;

title: Lucky
rating: pg
pairing: Yamada Ryosuke x Chinen Yuri
word count: 973
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Just a little drabble written for shiritori @ writetomyheart~
summary: At the end of the day, Yamada really is pretty lucky.

He was pretty lucky, Yamada thinks as he lays in bed beside Chinen in the early hours of the morning.Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Come on a my house
ミランダ (大丈夫)
24 May 2017 @ 03:42 pm
Sorry for lateness; life has been crazy, but... I saw Peach Girl last weekend! In fact, I saw it three times in two days, because I'm cool. XD; But it was totally worth it! And that's coming from someone who usually hates romance movies. I really enjoyed how the characters and the story were handled, so I highly recommend it to anyone who has a chance to see it in theaters!

On Saturday, I got to the theater I usually go to a half hour after they opened to find that there were still a few goods left, luckily! I hadn't been sure how quickly they were going to sell out, and if my theater had the mug, that was sold out (but there was no price tag or indication, so maybe they never even had it?), but I was able to get the hair accessory, the pencil, the cell phone charm, the pencil board (I skipped the clearfile because I figured I only really needed one of the manga illustration goods, and I liked the pencil board better), and the pamphlet. Hooray!

I saw the movie at the first showing, so I also got a postcard! The majority of the people there besides me were middle schoolers, lol, but luckily the theater was far enough away from my city that none of them were my students. They all started crying during sad parts in the movie, and squealing during the kiss scenes, which was kind of cute |D;;; But I'm glad that the movie seemed to go over well with them, and I personally really enjoyed it! I liked it enough that I saw it a second time in a row right then; the first show let out at 12:10 or so and I went into the second showing at 12:30. XD;

On Sunday, I went all the way out to the middle of nowhere to see the show and stage greeting! The movie theater was really a pain to get to, but the movie was once again enjoyable, and then the talk afterwards was really fun, and Inochan was, of course, adorable! I took notes and plan to write a full report when I have time, which will hopefully be this weekend.

Normally, I would also write a full movie summary, but I have to confess that I honestly don't know if that's going to be doable this time around. My life is extremely hectic right now, and I have a lot of work responsibilities that are eating into the free time I usually use to write reports and fic, but... I'll do my best!

For now, I'm looking forward to seeing the movie at least once more, probably this weekend!
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Chau#
ミランダ (大丈夫)
I'm back from Nagoya! I had a great time, the show was wonderful, and I didn't even get typhoon'd on the way I did in Shizuoka! I'm really sad that that was my second-to-last time to see the show, but... since I've been able to see it three more times than I saw last year's tour already, I'm happy.

I also was able to get tickets to Inochan's Peach Girl stage greeting in Gunma! It's crazy that he's even coming out here?? I was all prepared to go to Tokyo, so I'm really stoked that I won't even have to leave my home prefecture in order to see him XD It's hard to believe that the movie is finally coming out, more than a year after I first heard about it being filmed! I'm really looking forward to it.

In unfortunate news... It seems that Shige lost his voice for the second day of shows in Nagoya, after waking up that morning with no voice at all, cried over his inability to sing during the first show, and then was really struggling in the second show ;; He posted to his J web about it using really humble language, apologizing over and over, saying he deserves to be criticized for not being able to perform well, and that he feels like he failed. I really hope he's reading all the fans' tweets about how they were so impressed with how hard he tried despite that he lost his voice, and that no one is blaming him, because it's killing me to think how much he's beating himself up over something that isn't his fault.

For the time being... I'll be sending him positive thoughts until I see him again at the Tokyo Dome shows ;__;
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: NEWS//U R Not Alone
ミランダ (大丈夫)
12 May 2017 @ 04:11 pm
Neverland was on my mind since I'm going to see the show again tomorrow in Nagoya (so... I'll be away yet again... just for the weekend, though), and somehow this happened! It's sort of weird, so read at your own risk, but... I hope it's enjoyable anyway XD

title: Brightest
rating: nc-17
pairing: Kusano Hironori x Kato Shigeaki
warnings: porn!
word count: 1,250
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: This is set in an AU based on NEWS’s Neverland album and tour. In the album, it’s explained that there are seven elements that make up “Neverland,” one of which is “ray” or “hikari” (which I would translate as light, but, it’s their album! XD). In the tour, Shige’s “area” is refered to as the “Ray area,” so… in this fantasy AU based on the album, that translated to Shige being from the Ray country and having the power to control light. The title is from the song “Brightest” on the alum!  Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Shige looks even more beautiful than Kusano can comprehend all lit up by the lights around them; he practically glows, as if he’s a star, a supernova, a source of light all of his own.

It’s late, and all around town, lights are out.Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: NEWS//Brightest
ミランダ (大丈夫)
02 May 2017 @ 04:09 pm
I'm sorry for going MIA so much, but just for the record, I'm going to be out of town from tomorrow, Wednesday, May 3rd to Sunday, May 7th. I'll still be checking email and getting LJ notifications (presuming LJ is being agreeable about email notifications), but I won't have much access to a computer during that time.

Once I get back, I'll be here for the work week, then I'll be heading to Nagoya to see NEWS again (I make good life choices), so I'll be away for the 13th and 14th as well.

I'm not even sure this is relevant to anyone, but... in case anything happens, I wanted to put the information out there. XD; Happy Golden Week / happy spring!
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: NEWS//Sirius
ミランダ (大丈夫)
24 April 2017 @ 10:25 pm
I realized today that I was super behind on shiritori, whoops. I managed to write up just a little short something earlier, but I hope it's still enjoyable!

title: cat-friendly
rating: PG
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 1,090
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: This is just a short cute thing inspired by Hikaru talking about recording Inoo’s shows with DVR two nights ago on Rajira. It’s a companion to Cat Person meant to be read second, but either way, it’s really just silliness XD Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Inoo thinks that maybe he’d rather have Hikaru around than another cat, after all.

'She's only a baby! She’ll be sad if her mama and papa aren’t home with her!'Collapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//We are Otoko no Ko
ミランダ (大丈夫)
20 April 2017 @ 11:17 am
Sorry about the lateness of this post, but... I made it home in one piece! America was super busy and stressful with all the family obligations, but... I'm back now!

I'm still way more jet-lagged than I expected, so I've spent most of the time sleeping and wondering whether my body wants me to eat or not eat, but I'm sure I'll be rejuvenated soon. For now... just trying to survive jumping right back into work after my trip XD;

On the bright side, only slightly more than a week until I see NEWS in Shizuoka!
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: NEWS//Emma