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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:
☆ 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.

. b a s i c . i n f o .

☆ call me Miranda (pseud. Mirai, Kit, etc)
☆ originally from the east coast of the United States
☆ currently located in eastern Japan
☆ occupationally an English teacher; author, artist, general fan, etc. in my free time

. t h i n g s . t o . k n o w .

☆ In terms of fandom, this blog will be highly centered around BL / slash. If that is not your thing, please be forewarned.
☆ I am a huge feminist. I went to a women's college. I am bisexual. If any of these things bother you, again, this is not the place for you.
☆ While I do post about my daily life, my main focus is fandom, in particular Johnny's & Associates (though in the past I have also focused on various anime and manga series, as well as anime musicals and small Japanese theatre).
☆ I write RPS (that is, fiction of relationships between real living people, usually Japanese idols and actors), as well as other content that may not be appropriate for everyone. Everything I write has warnings visible BEFORE the story is visible. Please read them before viewing my fanworks.

. f a n d o m s .

☆Johnny's Entertainment - Current main fandom. This includes:
→ Hey! Say! JUMP: I currently consider myself a Tobikko ♥
  ↳ Inoo-tan. Chinen is my second favourite.
  ↳ I maintain the dreamwidth Hey! Say! JUMP community here! (Sadly, it's relatively inactive now.)
  ↳tags: hey! say! jump, ultra music power, いいの?, Yuri is a girl's name...
  ↳ Shige ♥♥♥
  ↳ There will be a place in my heart for Kusano forever
  ↳tags: news, it's big news
→ Johnny's Juniors: (not currently active)
  ↳ former Sexy Boyz, etc: Nakamura Reia ♥
  ↳ Bakaleya6: Kouchi Yugo is my favourite
  ↳ Previously a B.I.Shadow fan: Kouchi Yugo was my favourite
  ↳ I maintain a livejournal community for Bakaleya-kumi here! (Sadly, it's relatively inactive now.)
  ↳tags: b.i.shadow, being a juniors fan sucks, okay, sexy boyz, johnny's junior.
→ Sexy Zone: (not currently active)
  ↳ my favourite is Marius, but I love all of them.
  ↳ tags: sexy zone, /時代を創ろう
→ Dramas:
  ↳ Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou: Maya ♥
  ↳ Bad Boys J: Erika, Kenjirou… all of Nights ♥
  ↳ Kamen Teacher: Kinzo, Shishimaru, M4 ♥
  ↳ tags: bad boys j, kamen teacher, shiritsu bakaleya koukou
→ Others: Arashi, Kis-My-Ft2, KAT-TUN, etc.
  ↳ Matsumoto Jun; Tamamori Yuta; Kamenashi Kazuya
  ↳ tags: arashi, arashi arashi for dream, kis-my-ft2, この時代のチャンピオン, kat-tun, 時を超え5stars~

☆ *pnish* - Previous fandom. I still see their shows from time to time.
  ↳ My favourite is Washio Noboru.
  ↳ tags: パニシュが好き!, The Gay One, Leader, Sexyface, 兄貴がなんだろう?!, sparkly gay Indian boys,
  *pnish playverse, Maharaja Mode, Samurai Mode, Secret Box, Panic Age, rps

☆ Bleach - Fandom circa 2010.
  ↳ My favourites include Ichimaru Gin, Kira Izuru, Hinamori Momo, and Hirako Shinji.
  ↳ tags: bleach is admittedly addictive, bleach)

☆ TeniMyu - My fandom for most of my college days.
  ↳ My favourites include Kimeru, Nagayama Takashi, and Aoyagi Ruito.
  ↳ tags: tenimyu, not a stalker

☆ The Prince of Tennis - Fandom circa 2009.
  ↳ My favourites are Mukahi Gakuto and Mizuki Hajime.
  ↳ tags: in which i am a tenipuri fag, tenipuri

☆ Kazuya Minekura works - Fandom from high school; circa 2004-2008, though I've never stopped appreciating her work (and the fact that she's a fan of V6!)
  ↳ This includes Saiyuki, Wild Adapter/Araiso Prive High School Executive Committee, and Bus
  ↳ My favourites include Hazel Grouse, Cho Hakkai, Tokitoh Minoru, and Mishiba Toki.
  ↳ tags: saiyuki, wa, bus gamer

☆ Others: I've been interested in a variety of media over the years.
  ↳ Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ouran High School Host Club, Yuugiou,
  xxxHOLiC, Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon, etc.
  ↳ tags: tsubasa reservoir chronicle, fma, ouran, yugioh, xxxholic

. f a n w o r k s .

☆ Fic - One of my main hobbies in fandom. While I generally try to write things that are socially acceptable, there are inevitably things in some of my works that may be uncomfortable to some readers, so I ask that anyone interested please read the warnings before reading the fic. As with most writers, I like comments a lot if you've read and liked something. (tags: archive, bl, one-shot)
☆ Translation - Most of my translations anymore are news reports, Oricon charts, etc, but there are also occasional magazine articles and Jwebs and the like. (tag: translation)
☆ Graphics - I make icons, friends only banners, desktops, etc. Also something I do fairly often. (tags: icons)
☆ Art - I used to do sketches and drawings more when I was into anime. (tags: art)
☆ Cosplay - I used to cosplay for conventions fairly often and will do photoshoots from time to time, which are be posted here. (tags: cosplay)

. e l s e w h e r e .

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! ♡

Or, if what you're interested in is my writing:
Fic ArchiveJohnny's Entertainment Fic Archive

If anything I write makes you feel uncomfortable, please let me know in any way you feel comfortable (pm, comment) and I'll do whatever I can to rectify the situation. I do my best to warn for any possible triggers in my works, but sometimes, I make mistakes. I want my journal to be a safe space for everyone.
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唐大千chaos_harmony on March 29th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hey there! It's Andrea. :)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Ruito: 8Dfaded_lace on March 29th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Hey! ♥ May I friend you back?
the source of all heresies: [PoT] Mizuki rockms_worplesdon on May 11th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
First, you sound awesome. I appreciate to-the-point people. Also, Mizuki is awesome. I'll have to check if you've written some shishigaku, because hardly anyone writes that! I ship silver pair, technically, but what I mean by that is I ship everyone and love shishigaku.

Anyway, I thought I'd see about friending you because I'm guessing nc-17 fic is locked. However, you appear to be a pretty cool person, and I could use more tenipuri friends, so hello! ^__^
ミランダ (大丈夫)faded_lace on May 11th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
XD; Thanks. I hope I don't sound too brusque... I have written ShishiGaku, though, unfortunately, a new fandom has caught my eye and I'll probably be writing less Prince of Tennis in the future (though I suppose you never know? ^^;) Still, you're more than welcome to friend me ^^
teasaucer on August 21st, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
Hi, could you please unadd me? I recently traded journals with the previous owner of this account.
Aurornaurorn on September 10th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Yo. I'm that chick from Fencer's last night. Mind if I add you?
ミランダ (大丈夫): Nagayan: :Dfaded_lace on September 10th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
Hey! Sure thing, adding you back :D
imma_holiday: G3- Golden Trioimma_holiday on September 10th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
Heyo! This is the girl from last week's Ikebukuro dinner! The one who's not hughes_maes or fencer_x. XDD I'm adding you, if you don't mind~.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Tuti + guitalelefaded_lace on September 10th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Hey! I'll add you back, if you don't mind~
Jesse 〔マイト・ガイ〕: izuru hee happehjesu_chan on November 10th, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
Gah, I sent the request and forgot the comment. >_<

Well anywho... I am Jesse. =D Yay me.

And you are quite a lot mentioned in fencer_x's journals and apparently we do indeed have much fandom in common. =)

I cannot stop obsessing over *pnish*. >///
fell4ever on November 26th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yoooo Hoooo
Look I even restarted my livejournal. Apparently I made one like seven years ago? I just never posted >.>
ミランダ (大丈夫): Nagayan: LOL.faded_lace on November 26th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm so touched that you'd do that for me. XD; ♥
Thug in a cocktail dress: Actor ↔ Maonerdish on December 29th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Hi! Random, and probably out of the blue, but starianprincess recommended you on a friending meme. I have a feeling we'd get along well. Plus I've only talked to a few people who love Minekura's works- and like Bus Gamer as well.

ミランダ (大丈夫): Daiki: smilefaded_lace on December 30th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, awesome~ It's always great to find another Minekura fan! I'd love to be friends :D
calligraphecalligraphe on May 30th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
Hi there! It's Elaine. Friend?
ミランダ (大丈夫): Aiba&Jun: ♥faded_lace on May 30th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
momijikun23momijikun23 on July 15th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
Hey! My name is Cathy and i found your journal when i searched Arashi. So we have Arashi in common and i really want to get to know other Arashi fans! Oooh i used to be ALL about Tenimyu but my favorites are mainly the second cast and third cast with the exception of a couple and a sprinkle of those of other casts/teams! So i hope you add me me back! :D

Ooooh i just realized i've read a couple of your Arashi fics! O.O
ミランダ (大丈夫)faded_lace on July 18th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Hi! Always glad to know other Arashi fans! It's surprising how much overlap there is between Arashi and Tenimyu! XD;
Jenniferjenjess98 on September 21st, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
Add me? :)
Hi :)
I'd really like to read some more of your fics, so friend me back? :)
ミランダ (大丈夫)faded_lace on September 21st, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Hi ^^

It seems like it's Prince of Tennis that you're interested in? I'm generally out of Prince of Tennis fandom, it doesn't seem like we have any other fandoms in common. All of my fics are completely unlocked, so you can read them even without friending me, and I generally post about JE and other fandoms these days, just a warning. ^^;
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Neko-Botnekobot01 on December 27th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
I found your official comment post. So, yes, I loved your fic and I hope you don't mind if I friend you. :)

Me - Arashi fan, tend to post indepth screencap recaps of Arashi performances focusing on adorable facial expressions interspersed posts recounting the facepalm adventure that is my life.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Aiba&Jun: ♥faded_lace on December 29th, 2011 07:10 am (UTC)
Awesome! I'm really glad you liked my fic and nice to meet you~ ^^
pieremaechai_pieremae on September 28th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
I am Charisse Piere Mae O. Ubalde born last June 16, 1993 on a Wednesday sometime at dawn (haven't asked what it was) and my mom said it was full moon at that time ( no wonder I love full moons).

I was supposedly to be names as Maria Kenneth as per requested by my mother however my aunt said that kenneth is a sickly name. so she said Charisse instead, which means gift. my mom agreed because my aunt ACTUALLY insisted and probably agreed to my name’s meaning because indeed I was a gift in the family ( my mom giving birth to me at age of 32, in other countries very usual but in ours [Philippines} too old).

Piere is the Latin equivalent of Pete (the name of my father) despite the fact that my father left us before my mom even gave birth to me it was so nice of my mom to offer one of my name to my dad, hmmmm……I wonder if she regrets.

actually, that’s now what I really mean (getting pissed and angry to y dad for leaving us, I better without him sometimes ) I wonder if my mom regrets giving mw that name because, Piere is usually spelled as Pierre, double R. I dunno what went to my mom’s mind that she spelled it as one R ( she was sure that she didn’t get it wrong) so what now happens is that I ALWAYS get misspelled name in school, especially on official school documents, like my diploma. when I received my diploma I have to go back to school to make corrections to it since I might have problems in the future about it.it took almost a month for it to be fixed and me getting it, this time correctly spelled.

Mae, there’s not much of a story in this name since it’s a very common name. in my country [Philippines] since we are a Roman Catholic country, usually Mama Mary’s name: Mary, Mae, Maria, Marie, Marianne, Maryanne, to name a few is integrated to the girls’ name so having a Mae in my name isn’t really that shocking or it has a really funny or serious background story.

I have discussed my name what’s next to discuss, hmmm……Oh btw, I am not called by my friends as cha ( tradition of people making the first 3 letters of the person as their nickname) my nickname is Chai. actually as I grew up I had so many nicknames: Cha, Chay, Isse, Chuchai, Buchai, VoChai, Chayuga, PierMae, Mama Sang, and Mama Chai. you see, I have tons but you know how they came up is really funny. with Cha and Chay its pretty predictable, it just came up by my mom so let’s touch to much about it.

Chuchai came up when I was in 3rd year high school. I was the one who made it myself and decided to replace my Friendster( at that time Facebook wasn’t a big deal yet) name in Chuchai instead of simply Chai, of course being a lot of people is addicted to SNS already, they immediately picked up the name. the my homeroom teacher began calling me chuchai until everyone in the room started to call me. but the surreal thing is when I reached 4th year high school I had a different nickname already (which I will discuss in the next paragraph) but when I received my high school yearbook Chu chai was one of my nicknames, cute! teenagers usually tend to forget things as they pass by so I was shocked when I found out that actually someone from the yearbook staff remembered and consider placing it. well, I appreciated it very much.

Buchai and VoChai, was my 4th year high school nicknames. Buchai is actually a combination of BU and Chai. Bu came from BUING (it came from one of the dialects here in the Philippines, bisaya) it means crazy in English. I had a group of friends who are all crazy in so many ways, and since they were originally called the –ingz, when I entered the group they added Bu, and later became BU-INGZ. they had name like ming, ning, maeng, ling, ting and the me buchai… that’s is our endearment to each other, and AGAIN, my classmates happened to picked it up they started to call me buchai as well. actually, it was only MY nickname they used against me, my friends nicknames weren’t used to call them by other people. I was actually confused about it but nevertheless at the end of the day it was okae since I had a sort of another identity by having a new nickname.
pieremaechai_pieremae on September 28th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
Vochai, you see they actually just a same pronunciation with Buchai, Vochai actually evolved from there. like the usual in high school there will always be love teams and I had one----unluckily. his name was Vo-van ( I don’t know were his name came from and I really don’t care so let’s bother too much about it). we are actually the literal meaning of fighting cat and dogs, I mean they will never be a day that we will never clash. if we actually do fell in one group, it only means one thing----CHAOS. I am not exactly sure why we always fight however, we really clash everyday and in every way. we always just have different opinion about things, and probably because both of us has a VERY strong personality we fight for what we think is right strongly, making us clash every time. plus he is a very loud person to the extent that he never shuts his mouth even he had already insulted someone. so buchai was replaced with Vochai.

Chayuga, I actually don’t remember where it actually came from however I do remember the person who invented that name. Piermae, this one came from the pranks of people so used in calling the first names of others instead of the second realizing that the second name has more sense of uniqueness. So in every year, when people just want to make fun of others they starting to call them in their second names, like mine since my second name is Piere Mae, they call me Piermae. And most of the times to make me get really pissed they only call me Pier, you know pier, where the big boats or ferries are found.

Mama Sang and Mama Chai, so many people felt my motherly personality so they call me Mama Chai. In third year, my motherly personality wasn’t yet that evident and bold that someone calls me Mama Chai. When they found out I had that kind of personality they first starting to call me as mama sang (since I was really chubby way back that I look like one). Everyone in my 3rd year class calls me Mama Sang, at first I didn’t really like it but eventually I’ve gotten used to it. But when I reached 4th year, they were a lot of my classmates that bold enough to actually call me Mama Chai, until it also became my another nickname; to those who I am not really close calls me Buchai and the others calls me Mama Chai, even if the teacher is in front they call me that name, making a lot of people ask why. I appreciated it because they saw my motherly personality and was really bold enough to call me “Mama” and whenever they need help they come to me as a son or daughter.

Most of my nicknames started to evolve in my high school days, now that I’m now a 3rd year college student these nicknames were actually carried over. They were still some who picked up Buchai and calls me once in a while, but most calls me Chai since it’s really my official nickname. But to those how have gotten really close to me in college and saw my mother personality calls me boldly Mama Chai.

My name is really rich isn’t it? It has so many histories but I am not yet done, I haven’t really talked who I am really, personality-wise. I just realized that when I begin to touch in that it might take me a few days to finish it actually.

Many of my friends told me that I have a VERY deep personality that making them hard to dig deep. I admit I have a very deep personality. You see, when I was a kid I always have this dilemma “why does he know who exactly his friend is?” “Is it really possible for a certain person to know someone deeply aside from its family?” but my biggest question is, “can you really answer t yourself and expound to others ‘who am I’?” with all this curiosity going through my head I began to find the answers at a very young age. I began this journey at maybe I was around 9-10 years old. I began discovering myself slowly; that maybe the reason why I’m deep. So introducing me personality-wise might take too much time.

But first let’s have some slum book style of introduction to probably further breakdown myself.
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yurie586yurie586 on October 3rd, 2012 11:02 am (UTC)
Hi !! i'm french girl loving johnny's :)pleas add me ♥
ミランダ (大丈夫)faded_lace on October 15th, 2012 08:19 am (UTC)
Hello, sorry for the late response! It's nice to meet you. Unfortunately, I have a policy of not friending journals that are mostly sales posts, so please forgive me for not friending you back. However, you're welcome to stay friended to me! Almost all of my fandom-related posts are unlocked.
Monkeysama: bakadateam1heeyoungie on October 18th, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
Hi~ I found your LJ in Bakaleya6 community. I'm from Vietnam. I love Bakaleya6 boys very much. And I love JE as well. I also like Tenimyu :")
Can i add you friend?

Nice to meet you ^^~

Edited at 2012-10-18 01:33 pm (UTC)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yugo: goldenfaded_lace on October 18th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, you're more than welcome to friend me! :) Nice to meet you! I don't speak any Vietnamese, though, so I'm sorry if I can't comment on any of your entries or anything like that.
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