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19 November 2013 @ 11:56 am
I've done this on a bunch of other people's journals now, so...  
I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's Parker ...she likes money and cereal." I'd love it if everyone who's friended me did this. (Yes, even you people who I know really well.) Then post this in your own journal [only if you feel inclined]. In return, ask me anything you'd like to know about me and I'll give you an answer. :)

In unrelated news, my students all have all the 7-11 KisuMai promotional goods and I'm jealous. Why is my 7-11 the only one that doesn't have them for some reason??

KisuMai mini-report is still forthcoming! As will be the Bad Boys J movie report just as soon as I see it again. For now, crossing my fingers and hoping that I hit for the Shounen Club special filming this weekend!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Kis-My-Ft2//Luv Sick
Carrie: hsj; yamada ryousukekaleidoruby on November 18th, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Something about me... hmm. Purple is my favourite colour!

I can't wait to read your reports. Good luck getting tickets for Shokura!

(will reply to your email tomorrow~ been busyyyy)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen&Takaki: intimacyfaded_lace on November 19th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
Me too! Purple for the win. I'm hoping Fuma keeps purple as his colour, because purple is awesome. XD;

I'll do my best! And thanks. It's like a one in a million chance but... we really want to go XD;

(No worries! Do what you need to do! ^^)
rorychanrorychan on November 19th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
Trying to think of something new to say. XD How about the fact that I still live at home with my family at the age of 26? XD I have too jobs and I am just trying to get by to help my family.

How long do you plan to live in Japan?
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on November 19th, 2013 12:24 am (UTC)
Aww, well, whatever works for you and makes you happy is what you should do, right? ^^

Probably at least another 3 years, if not more. I want to do graduate school and stuff, but right now, the thought of leaving Japan makes me heartsick, and so I'm really just trying to play it by ear. ^^; I can't leave all these JE boys behind! XD
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 19th, 2013 02:24 am (UTC)
I really, truly, love Juri. Which you knew that already, probably with how often I scream and cry over him.

Um. I used to be really, really sick but I'm better now and haven't had any problems since.

Out of every Junior, who do you consider to be your absolute favorite and why?
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yugo: goldenfaded_lace on November 19th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Aww. Well I'm glad you're better!

And ahhh this is a killer question!! I don't know if I can answer. It's between Kouchi Yugo and Nakamura Reia. I love Yugo because he's really laid back and not high strung, so he gets along with everyone. Both senpai and kouhai love him and compliment him on being friendly and easy to get along with. He also is really responsible and loves all of his friends, so kouhai respect him and come to him with their problems and friends his age also all respect him. The Bakaleya guys all called him "banchou" because he was the real leader and rallied them all together and got their mood up, but also helped them out when they needed it. However, he's not too serious and is funny and childish at times too. I love his bond with Jesse and how well they seem to click together and just be happy together without stressing about things. He also seems really good at accepting people for who they are, because he's friends with a wide variety of people with completely different personality types and he seems to get along well with them all.

Reia is amazing in the same way as Chinen... he's really cute and talented and friendly and just doesn't let anything get him down. He embraces who he is and doesn't care about what other people say. He loves pink and girly things, but feels comfortable enough with himself to dress in comfortable baggy clothes a lot of the time. He's difficult to ruffle, and can take personality types like Jinguji in stride, while also being a shoulder to lean on for people like Genki when they need it. He's dedicated and hardworking, and is an amazing dancer and also good at sports. When he makes a mistake, he gets embarrassed but doesn't blame anyone or pretend like he's too cool, he just admits he did something wrong and makes a cute embarrassed face. He has a lot of friends and just generally seems like a really fun, nice, friendly person.

Sorry I couldn't pick only one! |D;;;
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xanithofdragonsxanithofdragons on November 19th, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
Hmm, inspired by the comment above about favorite colors... None of my favorites in my favorite Johnny's groups have member colors that are colors I like much or would actually wear. Two yellows, an orange, and a pink. Yep, it'd only take a red to round out the spectrum of colors I don't wear. orz
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on November 19th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
Wow! XD For me, either through luck or because I like a certain type, mine all line up with my dress/personality. MatsuJun's purple, Chinen is pink (or yellow in NYC), Tama is yellow, Kawai is purple, and Marius seems likely to end up as either pink or yellow. Also I don't know NEWS that well but I like Tego pretty well, so that's another pink, and Sakuma is my favourite Snow Man, so... pink. XD; These are all colours that I like and wear a lot, but... it's true that I wear a lot of colours in general XD;

Somehow, my best friend has managed to like the green member in every group so far, so personally, I'm the most amazed by that XD;
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Neko-Bot: Cutie Junnekobot01 on November 19th, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)

I unload almost everything in my LJ but... ah! Here's something you don't know and has the bonus of being really embarrassing: For a variety of reasons, including undiagnosed but what, in retrospect, was pretty severe depression, I skipped my senior year of high school and went straight to college at 16 in order to study physics. (Yeah... not the best plan.) Anyways, I was really into Star Trek then and had informed my parents that the ONLY thing I wanted in the whole world was to go to Star Fleet Academy. To the point where I put a Star Feel Academy bumper sticker on the car and everything. Being in love with Major Kira had nothing to do with it, I swear. The compromise, since Star Fleet Academy was fictional, was that I would go to a local liberal arts school and get to leave my poisonous Catholic school behind forever.

I still get teased by my family about that. XDDDDDDD

Neko, who graduated from a non-Star Fleet Academy college, finally, at the age of 23.

And I asked this same Q to Ri: What were you secretly hoping somebody would ask you?

Edited at 2013-11-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on November 19th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's really interesting. I'm glad everything turned out okay in the end. ^^;; I hated my high school too (long story short, it was run by a raging asshole who was eventually fired for sexually harassing his secretary, but not until after I graduated, of course) but decided against going to college early. But at least now you're somewhere you like being, right? ^^

Hm... I can't really think of what I wanted someone to ask. XD; I guess maybe about my opinions and headcanons on various JE groups, especially B.I.Shadow/Sexy Zone/Juniors? Or else my very developed backstories (and front-strories) for characters from dramas. I really like meta and developing opinions based on things I read in magazines (or see in the drama, for characters), and I could probably write an essay about most of my headcanons (though I have a bad habit of forgetting what magazine I read stuff in). But no one really wants to hear my opinions, and pretty much everyone has pretty opposite opinions from me, so that makes me sad. When it comes to JE, I'm pretty against taking "staged" stuff at face value (sort of like how you feel about Ohmiya, basically?) and it makes me sad sometimes when people don't seem to think much about stuff since I think so much about it, and as a result I don't have similar opinions to most people in fandom. XDD But my life is a hard one. [/sarcasm]

Other than that... I don't know XD About my life, I guess? I like talking about myself (doesn't everyone?) but most of the time I try not to since people don't really want to read about me outside of what I do in terms of idols and fandom.
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キキちゃんritchuuki on November 19th, 2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
something about me....?

Hmm... I'm just ordinary girl. I recently being fangirl from Indonesia. I love culinary <3
This sunday, I will be 24, but I haven't graduate my collage and it means I can't work. My feel bad to my parent >< haha.... I don't know when I will be a good daughter for them either
ミランダ (大丈夫)faded_lace on November 19th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your studies! ^^;
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cakezpleasecakezplease on November 19th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
Hello! :D Hmm...I can't really think of anything super interesting but i really like eating unusual combinations of food. For example, chips and peanut butter. Sorry this tidbit of info is really random. What kind of food do you like to eat? or What's your favourite food?
Also, I hope you get your 7-11 gets the kisumai goods soon! :)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on November 19th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
Huh, that is interesting XD I'm pretty boring when it comes to what I put on my food, though I'll eat garlic and/or parmesan cheese with just about anything XD; My favourite foods are maguro sushi/sashimi, curry, and most kinds of cheese. I also love any sweet or drink that's matcha flavored, and recently have been obsessed with seasonal flavors of gummies at convenience stores. I don't like sweets like cookies or brownies or chocolates very much, though, something that usually shocks people.

Thanks! My friend's has them, so she bought me some stuff and did the raffle for me, but I want to do it myself. D:
miss zerodusk037 on November 19th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
Hi :Dv

My name's Kathrine, but parents liked to shorten our names and thus am called Kay by them and all our neighbors. 8D I'm a registered nurse by profession, and right now I work at a small birthing home run by the micro-level government, handling/assisting in normal spontaneous deliveries and monitoring the patients afterward (until they're discharged). *whispers* I never dreamed to be a nurse, it's a frustration/unfulfilled dream my mother and grandmother passed on to me. I was more into anime when I was a kid, and something about J-pop irked me enough to have sworn "I will never fall for this" ...but three years later, I ate my words. XD (that was long, eh)</p>

My question: how did you start getting into J-pop, or the Japanese culture in general? :3

ミランダ (大丈夫): Tama: we never give upfaded_lace on November 19th, 2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
Wow... well, I hope you like your job! It sounds interesting. ^^ And ahaha, I was actually sort of the same way about Johnny's in particular... and now here we are. XD;;

I got into Japanese culture as a really small kid. My dad was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States when he was 12, so a lot of the TV he watched growing up was old Tezuka Osamu stuff (Tetsuwan Atom, Jungle Taitei, etc), He showed that stuff to me as a kid, and so I grew up liking anime. I watched Sailor Moon when it was on TV when I was 7 or so, and then moved on to Pokemon and Digimon, and then less well-known anime from there. I was really into Yu Yu Hakusho and Gensoumaden Saiyuki for a while! I started listening to the theme songs from these, and then moved onto J-Pop in general. However, it wasn't until college that I got into Johnny's; I was a fan of Prince of Tennis at the time, and got into the musicals. Two of the actors from the musicals are in a theatre group with Sano Daiki, younger brother to the infamous Sano Mizuki, who's a 40 year old Junior. I heard about Johnny's through that, and... after a lot of trial and tribulation, ended up getting suckered into Arashi. XD;;;

As for Japanese culture, ever since I started liking anime, I was curious about things I saw in the shows, like Tokyo Tower and kimono. I started doing all my school research projects on Japan when I was in late elementary school, and began to learn more and more and become more interested in it. I studied East Asian Studies (concentration on Japanese language and Japanese art and literary history) in college, and now I live here~
Kitayama might be taking a picture of this: capybara not impressedmousapelli on November 19th, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
I got to touch capybaras on my last trip to Japan! we took the train aaaaaaaall the way out to Ichihara no elephant kuni (or whatever it's called, that's close) just so I could do it. They were so cute, and one got its head stuck in my vegetable bucket.

Who are your favorites in Kisumai/JE? I'm still learning all my 'new' people. What's your favorite kisumai song?
ミランダ (大丈夫): Tama: we never give upfaded_lace on November 19th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
Awww! I'm so jealous XD; I need to get to a capybara onsen this year XD I didn't get a chance last year. They're so cuuuute.

My favourite in KisuMai is Tama, followed by Nika. I like Tama because... I like it when they're pretty but stupid? |D;;; In all seriousness, I just find his craziness really adorable, especially when he makes stupid mistakes (like that "Kis-My-Ft" incident, where Nika got all offended |D;;;) or clearly isn't listening to what's going on, or whatever. I also love his adorable love-hate relationship with Miyata, and generally think he's the cutest. As for JE, my favourite in the whole agency is probably Chinen from Hey! Say! JUMP, (though I really love Marius and Fuma from Sexy Zone, too) and for juniors, I love Kouchi Yugo and Nakamura Reia more than I can express in words.

My favourite KisuMai song just for the song itself is Kis-My-Me-Mine, for some reason. XD; I've always really liked it, before they had all these awesome good-sounding recorded songs, and even though the recording of it that came with Kis-My-1st sounds like crap, I still really like it. XD; I guess it's sort of both poppy and catchy while still being goofy and really KisuMai-y? In terms of performance, though, it really has to be Daybreaker, if that counts. Though when I watch it now it makes me cry >___>;;; I really like the sound of their post debut songs, especially Everybody Go, We Never Give Up, Shake It Up, and My Resistance, but they're less... special to me, I guess?

What about you? :3
hazellexkiss: LOVEhazellexkiss on November 20th, 2013 02:54 am (UTC)

1) I really really really love chocolate. I eat it almost every day.

2) I'm playing pokemon right now. I seem to do it whenever my exams are coming. =.= and they are right around the corner T.T

So what's your favourite food? (:

ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on November 20th, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
Wow! XD I don't like chocolate that much |D;; Also, Pokemon is the best procrastination! XD

As I mentioned here, my favourite foods are maguro sushi/sashimi, curry, and most kinds of cheese. I also love any sweet or drink that's matcha flavored, and recently have been obsessed with seasonal flavors of gummies at convenience stores. I don't like sweets like cookies or brownies or chocolates very much, though, something that usually shocks people. ^^
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・:*+.☆yuuniversenekosogi on November 20th, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
*I'm probably super late weh* Ummm about me?? I guess I can't ever wake up on time. (ノ・ェ・)ノ When I have to wake up at a specific time, I always wake up super early or super late.. there's no in between. x'D I'm just bad with sleep in general...

I dunno if anyone has asked this yet buuut what's your favourite food? Or is it a kind of food that you like best? (^▽^)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on November 20th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Haha I'm not a morning person either. |D;;; I set 4 alarms to make sure I'm up every morning for work. XD;;

Actually, two people have already asked |D; As I mentioned here, my favourite foods are maguro sushi/sashimi, curry, and most kinds of cheese. I also love any sweet or drink that's matcha flavored, and recently have been obsessed with seasonal flavors of gummies at convenience stores. I don't like sweets like cookies or brownies or chocolates very much, though, something that usually shocks people. ^^ Generally, I like salty snacks (I love fries/chips/fried potato/whatever you want to call them) XD;;
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