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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.

I do have a few rules for friending:
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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Kimeru//JUNK BEAT
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
24 November 2018 @ 11:12 am
This was a shiritori from quite a while ago that I never got around to posting to my journal. However, I continue to be obsessed with this drama, so... XD;

title: barriers
rating: pg
characters: Shirube-centric (Tokyo B Shonen member Sato Ryuga's character in Zero: Ikkaku Senkin Game)
warnings: Mentions of child abuse. The abuse in the fic is not described in detail, not sexual in nature, and not presented as a good thing in the context of the story, but it still might be upsetting to some, so please read with discretion. Additionally, this contains spoilers for episodes 5 and 9.
word count: 3,266
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: After watching this drama a zillion times and developing a lot of theories about the characters and their backstories, I started liking Shirube’s character a lot more than expected. This was the backstory that I came up with for me. Originally written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart
summary: A barrier-- that's what intelligence has been for Shirube's entire life.

He can't get the sight of that warm smile out of his mind when he closes his eyes.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: NEWS//Ikiro
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 September 2018 @ 09:46 pm
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. I fell in love with these goofy characters from Shige's drama, and I'm not even embarrassed (or at least, not as embarrassed as I should be...). Their love is beautiful, ok.

title: courage
rating: pg
pairing: Suezaki Seigi x Hikawa Yuuki (Mamiya Shotaro and Koseki Yuta’s characters in the drama Zero: Ikkaku Senkin Game)
word count: 1,742
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with Shige’s drama this summer, but somehow it happened…! This is set after episode 7, so please be aware that there may be spoilers up until that point! Also, as a note, "we get along well" is my translation of "ki ga au", which is one of the first things Yuuki says to Seigi when they meet in episode 1. I’m not sure how it’s been translated in any subtitles that are out there, but that’s the reference I’m making!
summary: Yuuki realizes that maybe, just maybe, he isn’t as cowardly as he’d always thought.

It’s almost ironic, Yuuki thinks, that less than half an hour ago, he was ready to accept death.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: NEWS//Ikiro
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 September 2018 @ 09:31 pm
Yet another old Shiritori drabble!

title: Give Up
rating: pg
pairing: Kusano Hironori x Kato Shigeaki; some background Koyama x Tegoshi
warning: It's pretty innocuous in my opinion, but it is generally linked to the scandals, so if that might upset or offend you, please read with discretion.
word count: 1,039
beta: yomimashou
author's note: This is a late, short reaction to all the crap that went down with NEWS in June. Not really anything about the incidents themselves, but just my hope as a fan that Shige had someone supporting him. ;__; Written for shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: No matter how much Shige wants to feel like the main character in his own tragedy novel sometimes, he knows that Kusano won’t let him, and perhaps that’s for the better.

'Give up!' Shige barks, throwing his arms up as he turns back to face Kusano.Collapse )
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Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: NEWS//Ikiro
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
25 September 2018 @ 09:16 pm
I realized there are a few fics I posted to shiritori that I didn't ever put on my journal; this is one of them. It's just a short goofy drabble, but... here it is for posterity.

title: Snack
rating: g
pairing: Yamada/Chinen if you like; Hey! Say! 7 centric
warning: This does center around dieting, albeit in a lighthearted, silly way, so if that might be stressful to you, please read with caution!
word count: 607
beta: yomimashou
author's note: I wrote this for Shiritori @ writetomyheart a while back. Just a really brief, goofy drabble, though I enjoyed using the ending words I got!
summary Yamada can't resist temptation, but Chinen helps.

He cracks under the pressure of his desire-- he can't help it.Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Hey! Say! 7//Ganbaretsugo
 
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
16 September 2018 @ 11:30 am
♪ I saw JUMP in Miyagi on both Saturday and Sunday last weekend! Saturday we had the expected seats, in the back few rows, but Sekisui Heim Super Arena is so small that honestly the third to last row wasn't even bad. With binoculars I was able to watch Inochan quite closely, and we were near to the center stage, so that was good! But then on Sunday, my friend hit for arena A2 block!! We were 8 rows from the stage and it was AMAZING. I got to see Inochan up close so many times; he came by us on the carts 3 times, and the main stage and the center catwalk were really close as well! They're probably some of the best seats I've ever had for a concert, so I'm really grateful for my friend!

♪ This weekend I saw KAT-TUN in Yokohama yesterday with yomimashou and two KAT-TUN fan friends, and somehow, yomimashou hit for arena seats literally one row away from the center stage. It was insane. They were about the same as the seats that I hit for for Neverland in Sapporo in 2017, but mine were one row to the side of the center stage and hers were one row back from the front, so whenever they were on the center stage they were looking right at us. These were ALSO some of the best seats I've ever had in my life, so I'm still shocked that I had them two weekends in a row. Kame definitely looked right at me several times (and sort of had a mildly surprised "huh, foreign people" expression seeing our row of 4 foreign people together; when I'm by myself I can often blend in since I'm half, but with other foreign people I always stand out XD;). I hadn't listened to the CAST album, but they did a lot of old songs that I really like, so I had a really good time even though KAT-TUN isn't a group that I mainly follow.

♪ Episode 9 of Zero last weekend was good enough for me; nothing can compare to episode 8 (seriously, someone please tell me you're watching the drama and talk to me about the beauty of Seigi and Yuuki, lol), but I enjoyed it and the characters I like had some good parts. I'm questioning why some of the early episodes (particularly 2 and 3) spent as much time as they did on really stupid things and then Shirube only got one episode of character development despite that the show made him out to be so important from the beginning, but that's okay. XD; However, seeing the previews for episode 10 has me deeply, deeply concerned, so I'm really hoping they don't somehow screw literally everything up in the last episode. They mentioned on Shuuichi this morning that they're going to touch on "how the characters' lives go on from now" which has me bracing myself to have the whole drama ruined Harry Potter Epilogue style, but since I've really enjoyed the characters a whole lot, I'm really disappointed even in the chance of that happening. I guess we'll see in about 11 hours, lol.

♪ Today I'm going with yomimashou to get a new phone. Wish me luck that I don't spend as much time in the AU store as I did last time, because I'm still traumatized from it, lol.
 
 
Current Mood: worriedworried
Current Music: NEWS//Ikiro
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
06 September 2018 @ 11:32 am
So much has happened since the last time I posted. I should have posted on Sunday or Monday after seeing the concert on Saturday, but it didn't happen. I have lots of things to say, but first and foremost...

Is anyone else watching Shige's drama?? I had a lot of mixed feelings about it at first just in terms of the quality of the show, but while it's still pretty goofy, I'm really, really enjoying it, and in particular, I'm totally in love with Seigi and Yuuki's characters right now (sorry Shige!). I'm tickled that they got a 5 episode arc about their character development, and I really, really enjoyed their interaction with each other and Zero in Episode 8. If anyone out there is watching, please drop me a line and let's discuss the show, because I'm really enjoying it and I want to know if anyone else is, too!

That said, other things that happened: I saw JUMP in Tokyo on Saturday! It was weird going back to the same complex as AjiSta again, but I was very glad I was going into the smaller venue. I never have a great impression of concerts the first time around, so I'll certainly have more to say later, but, can I just say, OH MY GOD INOCHAN'S SOLO. There aren't even words to describe how amazing it was. I don't want to post too many spoilers here since the tour just started, but let me just say that it was the sort of thing that I would never expect to be even allowed in Johnny's, not to mention done by my tan. I can't wait to see it again next weekend *__*

The other thing that happened is that I got a new phone! I finally swapped out my little SE (which had a horrible battery life at this point, among other problems) for a new iPhone 8! So far, I'm liking it a lot. The screen is so much bigger; I had been worried that my tiny hands wouldn't be able to type on the keyboard, but there's a setting that moves the keyboard from the center to either the right or left side to make it easier to type, which helps a lot. It's also fast, and the screen color and resolution is amazing. I haven't tried wireless charging yet, but I'm looking forward to trying that as well!

I haven't watched the most recent episodes of Inochan's drama because it comes on so late at night, but I have them recorded, and I'm looking forward to them! I was also extremely excited to see Inochan crossdress, and see his character turn dark. I enjoy that he always plays dark characters, ahaha. :3

That's about it for me. I'm headed to Miyagi this weekend to see a show on Saturday and Sunday each, so I'm looking forward to that. And of course, hopefully I'll be home in time catch Shige's drama on Sunday night!
 
 
Current Mood: hothot
Current Music: NEWS//Ikiro
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
27 August 2018 @ 09:19 am
I have to say, having both of my boys in dramas at the same time makes it hard for my heart to figure out what's going on. XD Both of them are releasing a lot and doing a lot of activities right now, as well, so it feels like I was listening to Epcotia all the time, then suddenly I was listening to COSMIC☆HUMAN all the time, and now I'm listening to Jouken Hansha all the time, but soon I'm certainly going to be listening to Ikiro all the time, and I feel like I'm on a yoyo or something. XD; But I suppose of all problems to have, this is a really good one, so I'm not complaining.

Speaking of Jouken Hansha, it's AMAZING?! I'm so happy that Inochan's first (possibly only) solo is such a great song. It's catchy and has a good beat, and also the lyrics are amazingly hilarious(ly sexual). They're so bad they're good, lol. I enjoy it so much, and I can't wait to see what he'll be doing in the performance. I'm going to the Saturday evening Tokyo show, which is next weekend! I'm pretty excited.

Going back to Shige, his drama continues to be pretty great (in a way that is ridiculously siliar to Yugioh). The beginning, as many anime-based dramas and movies are, was extremely rushed and confusing, and Shige's character still has tragically nowhere near enough backstory or character development, but Tego's arc was really great, and I've been really enjoying the character development of the minor characters, lol. All in all, if you like old-school shonen anime, I really recommend the show. It's goofy and you can't take it seriously, but it's also quite enjoyable. (Also Seigi and Yuuki, amirite? > w >;)

Hopefully this week will be a pretty easy one for me at work. October is hell for me in my job, but September shouldn't be so bad, so hopefully things will be fine. In the meantime, I'll just pray for the weather to cool off...
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Inoo Kei//Jouken Hansha
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
20 August 2018 @ 04:06 pm
Whew, long time no see, LJ. I can't believe how quickly summer flew by, but I'm also amazed at all the things that happened. Looking back...

☆ As I mentioned previously, I went back to America for two weeks in July. My current workplace has summer vacation about two weeks earlier than my previous job, so it was a little off from previous years, and it actually had me sort of jumbled up based on things I usually am able to do surrounding my summer break (for example, I missed The Music Day, which was annoying, but all in all, I had a good, relaxing time at home with my family! I got to see my pets, eat nostalgic foods, and watch American TV, so... that's a win for me? XD;

☆ After getting back, I randomly was able to go see Reia when Seven Men Samurai appeared in the Hi Hi Jets Summer Station show. yomimashou is still a member of the Junior fanclub, and we balloted on a whim when we heard that Reia was going to appear... and hit! It was really nice to see him perform again (he's still wonderful and talented ♥), but man did I feel like a grandma surrounded by all the screaming teenagers there to see some teenagers who think they're really cool. I don't know anything about Hi Hi Jets and I have absolutely nothing against them, but I have to say, the appeal was lost on me. It was sort of depressing to know that I'm getting old. |D;

☆ The next day, I went to see Massu's play at the Globe. Despite the fact that yomimashou and I balloted for it 15 times (!!!), we didn't hit even once, and had to pay a stupid amount for resale tickets for the very last row, but it was definitely worth it! A musical made up of only Johnny's songs was, as expected, pretty great, and I always enjoy Massu's singing. His acting left something to be desired, but that wasn't really the point of the play, anyway, and it was just a really fun watch from beginning to end.

☆ In the meantime, both Shige and Inochan's dramas started! Having both of my tans have dramas at once has been a really strange and overwhelming experience (I've bought so many magazines in the past few months!), but I'm really happy about it! Unfortunately, Inochan's airs past midnight on a week night, so I'm not able to watch it in real time, but I've been recording it each week. While it's sort of weird and goofy with a lot of sex and otherwise body-related humor, which is not usually to my taste, it somehow fits Inochan well, and his character is pretty delightful. I'm actually not totally caught up right now, but I'm looking forward to when I get the chance to watch the most recent episodes.

☆ On that topic, COSMIC☆HUMAN is also a really great song that I really enjoy a whole lot, and I'm so happy Inochan had such a perfect song for his drama theme song. The sales weren't great in comparison to JUMP's recent sales, which was sad, but I'm just happy Inochan had such a really wonderful single made for the theme song for his drama.

☆ Meanwhile, Shige's drama actually started while I was in America, which was crappy timing, but after the first episode, I've been able to watch in real time. The premise is extremely goofy (the parallels to Yu-gi-oh are a little ridiculous, and Shige's character was supposed to be a high schooler in the original manga, which shows in his behavior if you ask me, lol) and I feel like they're trying to fit a 26 episode (two anime seasons) series into 10 episodes (presumably? Most dramas run 10 episodes), but it suddenly got way better last week, and this past week's episode (episode 6) was a real treat. In particular, I really am enjoying Tego's performance (I was not expecting that!), as well as the way the stories have started to turn out maybe slightly more nuanced and slightly less straightforwardly "let's solve this with the power of friendship by the skin of our teeth" shonen anime style. I really hope it continues to go well for the second half of the drama!

☆ Relatedly, I also really like Ikiro as a song, and I'm anxiously awaiting the CD release (which is sadly distant). Seeing the guys sing it really emotionally, enough so that Tego cried, at the 15th anniversary concert really moved me, and it's really grown on me especially since then. I'm also waiting with bated breath to find out what's in the mystserious anniversary box (though they did give some spoilers in the concert).

☆ Tying into that previous point, I saw Strawberry both days at Ajinomoto Stadium, and boy do I never want to see another open air concert ever again in my life. I'll try to write up a report at some point (I know, I know...), but the humidity was killer, and having so many people in that venue made the logistics of going to the stadium, getting inside, getting out again, and getting home totally miserable. The arena in particular was set up really awfully, with only two entrances that had pinch points such that people basically had to wait in a single-file line to get into the arena, which is what led to the show starting so late on Saturday. But, the guys did a really good job with the set up and (presumably) minimal rehearsals that they had, and I had a really great time. Happy 15th anniversay, NEWS! They've gotten through so much, and I'm really proud of them.

☆ JUMP's album comes out this week, which I'm looking forward to! I don't really like the dance style that they've chosen this time (the light and fluffy cute pop style is more to my taste), but I'm still interested to see what they do with it, and I really can't wait to hear Inochan's solo! I'm really, really excited that they're finally having solos for the first time, so I'm definitely on the edge of my seat to see what he does with it. I'm also going to see one of the Tokyo shows of the tour, so I'm interested to see what they have planned for the tour, as well.

☆ Maybe the last bullet point of this stupidly long post is that I recently bought a Wii. You may be thinking this was an interesting life choice 10 years after the Wii was originally introduced, but... I really wanted to have the Wii Fit game so that I could work out in my own home. I made Miis of all the Johnny's I like (as you do, lol) and I'm enjoying cycling and jogging and doing other goofy excercise activities with them, so I think it's been a success so far. XD;

I can't believe that August is more than halfway over! Work is about to go back into a busy cycle, but at least I'm prepared now that I've been here for a year. Ganbarimasu!
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//COSMIC☆HUMAN
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
17 July 2018 @ 04:59 pm
Somehow, the entire duration of my trip got away from me-- perhaps because I hadn't had a chance to come back to my hometown last summer-- and now suddenly, I'm heading back to Tokyo today. I haven't checked my flist at all, which I know I should have and I hope to get to when I get home, but for now, I'll be basically unreachable for the next 24 hours. There was also some concerns about my flight due to weather, so that may end up unexpectedly extended >< Here's to hoping that everything goes according to schedule!

At any rate, my apologies for not dropping in sooner, and I'll be checking my messages and email again once I get home!
 
 
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Ready Go
 
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
My apologies that this is almost a month late, but here's my report of the Epcotia tour show I attended in Ecopa Arena in Shizuoka! I was only able to attend the Saturday show for this venue, but since I hate trekking to Ecopa, that wasn't the worst thing in the world. XD; For more information on the venue, please check out my comprehensive venue guide! This will also rely on my first report of the Epcotia tour, for the show I saw in Miyagi on 4/7, so please feel free to check that report for a detailed account of the setlist, costumes, and choreopgraphy. This is just going to be the highlights from the 4/17 show, specifically!

NEWS Arena Tour 2018 Epcotia in Shizuoka Ecopa Arena, 2018.4.14 @ 5 pmCollapse )

I'm sorry this are all so behind! I'm at the halfway mark now with reports. XD; I still have to write up my experience in Nagoya on May 12 as well as the afternoon show and all last on May 20. I'm going to do my best though! Sorry again for all the lateness.
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: NEWS//Madoromi
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
After spending the night in Sendai, I headed back to Sekisui Heim Super Arena on April 8th to see the show a second time! My seat this time was in the stands in the back of the venue (the Arena B side), but only row 6, so the view was fairly good, and also opposite of what I'd had the previous day, which I appreciated! While I'll give details of the things that differed from the previous show, this report will rely on information given in my report of the April 7th show, so please read that one first!

NEWS Arena Tour 2018 Epcotia in Sendai Sekisui Heim Super Arena, 2018.4.7 @ 12 pmCollapse )

Sorry this is over a month late! I'm heading to Nagoya this weekend to see the show in Gaishi, but I'll do my best to get my Ecopa report done sometime in the near future, and hopefully I'll be able to finish my reports through the end of the tour in a reasonable amount of time.

Also, I want to take this chance to once again promote my comprehensive venue guide! Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about going to concerts or the venues themselves, but if it's a question about a specific location, it might be helpful to check there first. ^^;
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: NEWS//Twinkle Star
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
My friend and I were lucky enough this year to hit for the Miyagi shows of the Epcotia tour this year, so we caught the shinkansen up to Sendai last weekend for the concert! It was my first time to visit Sendai, as well mmy first time to see a show in Sekisui Heim Super Arena, so I was pretty excited! I've added the venue to my comprehensive venue guide, so if you're looking to go there for another show, feel free to check it out to see what the venue was like! I've written up a relatively thorough report of the show, so if you're interested, please feel free to check it out!

NEWS Arena Tour 2018 Epcotia in Sendai Sekisui Heim Super Arena, 2018.4.7 @ 5 pmCollapse )

I saw the show on the 8th as well, and I'm going to Ecopa this weekend, too, so I'll try to keep on top of my reports! Famous last words, I know, but I'm really determined to get back in the rhythm of reports this year, so... ganbarimasu!
 
 
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: NEWS//U R Not Alone
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
11 March 2018 @ 05:39 pm
I posted this to Shiritori a little while back, but I wanted to save it to post to my journal for March 11. It's for the anniversary of a sad occasion, but I wanted to write something hopeful, so... it's only a drabble, but here it is.

title: figuring out
rating: PG
characters: Centered around Hoshiyama Tohru, Inoo’s character from his 2015 play Karafuto Ojisan, and his relationship with an original character.
warnings: As all of my fics for this play, this deals with PTSD and natural disasters, so please read with discretion!
word count: 679
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: This is a companion to 赤いスイートピー set one year after. I wanted to write something for the 7 year anniversary of the March 11 Tohoku Earthquake, and of course, when it comes to this topic, Tohru always comes to mind. Written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart
summary: Sometimes it feels like Tohru hasn’t really made a whole lot of progress in the whole tangled, messy process of sorting through his issues, but sometimes it feels like things are suddenly, unexpectedly easy.

'How about we try to figure it out together?'Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Ride With Me
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
08 March 2018 @ 06:46 pm
It's been way too long since I actually wrote this, but I'm finally getting around to posting it! Just another Rajira fic, lol.


title: Irresistable
rating: pg
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 617
beta: yomimashou
author's note: I decided to try out a particular style to write what otherwise is not a very exciting fic for me, seeing as like every other fic I write is about Inoo and Hikaru on Rajira, lol. Written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: While Hikaru can feel his cheeks burning, the smile that Inoo gives him in response is worth more to him than a thousand wins on the radio.

'The problem is that you're irresistible.'Collapse )
 
 
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//White Love
 
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
03 January 2018 @ 11:05 pm
With the announcement of KAT-TUN's concert in Tokyo Dome next April, as well as a long list of already known tours for the beginning of 2018 and the details NEWS's tour presumably forthcoming, I figured now might be a good time to share my knowledge of various commonly used concert venues around Japan. As I've been located in Kanto area for the past 6ish years, I unfortunately haven't been to many venues in the west and south, but I have amassed a somewhat long list of venues in which I've seen concerts, so I figured my experiences might be useful to other people, as well.

So, I decided to write up a short report of each of the venues I've been to, with information that I wished I knew before I went. I hope that this can be of use to other foreign concert-goers and make people's concert experiences easier!

The list is written from north to south, give or take. Each venue is under its own cut, so hopefully the list is easy to navigate, but if you're having trouble with anything, let me know!

Hokkaido & Tohoku

Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena (Sapporo)Collapse )

Sendai Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Miyagi)Collapse )


Kanto

Tokyo DomeCollapse )

Yoyogi Taiikukan (Tokyo)Collapse )

Saitama Super ArenaCollapse )

Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)Collapse )


Chubu

Big Hat (Nagano)Collapse )

Ecopa Arena (Shizuoka)Collapse )

Nagoya Dome (Aichi)Collapse )

Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)Collapse )


Kansai

Kyocera Dome (Osaka)Collapse )

If you have anything to add to this, please let me know and I'll do my best to include it! I hope this is useful, and that everyone has a great concert-going year!
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Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//White Love
 
 
ミランダ (大丈夫)
02 January 2018 @ 11:13 pm
This is just a short little snippet inspired by JUMP's Tokyo Dome shows. Happy new year!

title: 素敵な時間 (suteki na jikan; ‘wonderful time’)
rating: g
pairing: gen; Inoo-centric
word count: 816
beta: yomimashou
author’s note: Just a short drabble about JUMP’s last show in 2017. The last bit is a translation of Inochan’s actual closing aisatsu from that day, and the title is taken from the original Japanese of what he said. Written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Inoo is usually nervous, but knowing that the staff and the fans and the fellow members have had his back for ten years now, he feels unusually calm.

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ミランダ (大丈夫)
01 January 2018 @ 02:09 am
Happy new year, everyone! 今年もよろしくお願いします!

Drive by post to say:

♡ Congratulations JUMP on your first Kouhaku! They did a really good job with it ♥ They were also really cute in the background of various other numbers!

♡ Congratulations NEWS on entering your 15th anniversary year! You've worked so hard and come so far. I'm really looking forward to the tour!

♡ Congratulations KAT-TUN on your comeback!! I screamed so loudly when it was announced. I really had my fingers crossed for this Countdown, and I'm so happy my wish came true. I'm really looking forward to your future activities as 3!

I don't know what 2018 will bring, but just judging on tonight, I feel pretty darn hopeful for the first time in a while. ♥
 
 
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
31 December 2017 @ 02:45 pm
I'm back for one last post in 2017! Hawaii was amazing and relaxing, and the JUMP concerts for the past two days were really wonderful. The show was the same as in Osaka, but our seats were much better for getting a good view, so I feel like I was able to enjoy it more as a whole even though I was in the arena in Osaka. I guess I sort of take spending the end of the year/beginning of the year with JUMP for granted at this point after 3 years of New Years shows and Johnny's Countdown before that, but I really feel grateful that I was able to spend their last concert in their anniversary year with them.

2017 has probably been my most tumultuous year in quite a while for a lot of reasons. The world is a shitty place, and for me personally, I dealt with friendship drama, moving house, and finding and starting a new job all basically at the same time. But at the same time, I feel like I've been able to overcome so much and grow as a person. I found a new apartment on my own in my non-native language for the first time, got a new job through my own effort and merits, made a lot of new friends for whom I'm extremely grateful, and of course, got to spend JUMP's tenth anniversary year celebrating with them at a record number (for me) of shows during their arena and dome tours. I'm ready to make 2018 a much less stressful and more productive year, but I also want to look back on the good things that happened in 2017.

I know that I don't hear much from most of my friends on LJ anymore, and that many people have moved on or have other priorities, but I wanted to thank everyone who's been here with and for me over the past year, and wish everyone a happy new year!
 
 
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ミランダ (大丈夫)
19 December 2017 @ 06:32 pm
Today was my last day of work before winter vacation! In about an hour I'm going to head out to go to the airport to catch my midnight flight for Hawaii! I'll be away from home from tonight until December 28th, and then I'll be busy with JUMP's concerts until the new year. I'll have internet access the whole time and will be checking fairly regularly, but I won't be as reachable as usual. If you need me, please feel free to shoot me a PM, a comment, or an email, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

I'll do my best to check in again when I get to Hawaii, but just in case, happy holidays!
 
 
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