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09 June 2014 @ 08:25 pm
Ugh, I think I'm coming down with something. Which… is surprisingly late considering how long I've been totally abusing my sleep schedule. But I feel out of it and my throat hurts, so I'm going to try to get to bed early, and put doing anything productive off until later. x___x;

But… after watching AKB Senbatsu last weekend, I've been having a lot of various AKB feels (yeah, I know), and just… being really happy about Mayuyu winning this year. As someone who's used to indirectly-competitive performance environments, I just can't stand Sasshi, because she basically disregards every rule in the book and throws it in the face of the girls who have been trying really hard and working their butts off and staying within the rules this whole time. The only reason she won was because her rich fans were putting down thousands of dollars to vote for her; it's clear from the way most of the other top spots decreased and Mayuyu increased that generally, many general AKB fans wanted Mayuyu to win. It really gives me a sense of ~right winning over wrong, as corny as that is, and I feel like it really resonates with me after watching bitches whose mothers threatened the director win out for years over hard-working girls at my dance studio. I've never really liked Mayuyu before, but I have to say, now, she's a shining star to me. ♥

And so to celebrate… somehow this happened. Not that I really think anyone who reads my LJ wants Mayuyu desktops, but… if you do, click the thumbnail for the full size XD;;

It makes me laugh with the irony of that line from Koisuru Fortune Cookie describing my feelings about Mayuyu winning. ♥ I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. XD

And now I'm going to collapse. Hopefully I'll be more with it tomorrow x__x; I'm halfway through my current Sexy Zone fic project, so I'm really hoping that it'll be done in the near future. And it's almost time to turn je_wakamono assignments in and I don't have a title yet… x___x;;;
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: AKB48//Koisuru Fortune Cookie
doctoggydoctoggy on June 9th, 2014 07:54 am (UTC)
feel better!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Aiba&Jun: ♥faded_lace on June 9th, 2014 08:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
Inezltgmars on June 9th, 2014 08:25 am (UTC)
WORD TO HIGH HEAVEN RE: MAYUYU. She's never been my oshimen just because there are so many other wonderful people around her, but it's undeniable that she's worked hard and been in a leadership role for the group for a long, long time. It was honestly a travesty last year when Sasshi won, and it was really, really clear from the reactions of the fans (many of whom left the stadium) and the girls on stage -- including Acchan backstage -- that she wasn't what anyone had in mind for a Center, that she came out of nowhere and it felt that way because she never worked to get there.

And while I understand Sousenkyo theoretically determines senbatsu and the Center just for the next single, it also felt incredibly wrong to me that someone who isn't even in AKB48, who hadn't done much of anything for AKB48, essentially became the collective groups' "face" for a year. There are so many girls who've displayed the kind of leadership, dedication, and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic that I feel like Sousenkyo should acknowledge and congratulate, and yet Sasshi won out even though she and her rich wota have no reverence for that.

Basically IT MADE ME MAD but Mayuyu made me feel so much better this year, and fans and non-fans all seem to be really happy for her, which I think speaks to what the Center position really should mean.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Hokuto: glowingfaded_lace on June 9th, 2014 08:58 am (UTC)
YES HALLELUJAH. I totally agree… I always jokingly called her "an android" because she just is… pretty and talented and there, and she never stood out to me in personality, not to mention she's not the type to get emotional like the others. But no one can deny that she's been working her ass off for a really freaking long time, and being a good senpai, and looking out for the other girls, and she totally deserved this. I'm honestly really glad a bunch of fans stood up and left when Sasshi one last year-- everything you're saying here is totally how I felt, and she rubbed it in with how smug she was and the comments she made on TV about how she could do whatever she wanted and "haters gonna hate" and all that.

I was really sad this year (and last year) with how TakaMina got few votes and slid down more spots, but I think this year, she'd be glad to have those votes go to pushing Mayuyu to the top. I really feel bad for her a lot just in general, with the current trend of things, but I think she must have been really happy and proud on Saturday night.

YES YES YES I feel you 100%. And it seems like all real AKB group fans, no matter who their oshimen is, are happy for Mayuyu, as am I!
Inez: [*johnnys - arashi] arashi ~ heartltgmars on June 9th, 2014 09:12 am (UTC)
Also ALSO the Mayuyu call ;~~~~~; and everyone's tears ;~~~~~; and her face when she said 「AKB48は私が守ります!」 ahhh what a satisfying Sousenkyo it was.

Now that my feelings are out of the way XD. I'm taking the first wallpaper, thank you~ And feel better soon! Being sick is the worst. :(.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Aiba&Jun: ♥faded_lace on June 9th, 2014 09:24 am (UTC)
Ahhh yes ;~~~~; I just feel like everyone had the overwhelming sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that last year's wrong had been righted. And omg yes!! Her saying that just felt so right and so symbolic to me (and totally throwing it in Sasshi's face-- not that I think that Mayuyu necessarily meant it that way, but it was totally the like, right and honest thing to say, unlike Sasshi who showed how little she cared by making a joke out of it last year). Ahhhh I totally agree. XD; I feel so good about it (though still really upset over Milky and Nana T__T;)

I'm so glad we could get that out there, because yes. XDD But yay, I'm glad someone likes them! And thank you ♥
S: Okajima: <3yomimashou on June 9th, 2014 08:32 am (UTC)
Yes to all of this. Go Mayuyu! And the desktops are adorable~ What would people at work think if I suddenly had an AKB desktop, lolol.

And I hope you feel better soon ;__;
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen&Takaki: intimacyfaded_lace on June 9th, 2014 09:00 am (UTC)
Ahahaha probably judging you forever. Or just utter confusion. XD;; If you find me a good image, though, I can just make you a new desktop, you know. XD;;

Thanks ;___; ♥
S: Kento: grinyomimashou on June 9th, 2014 09:07 am (UTC)
Thanks |D I don't have anything against my current desktop (and honestly I barely ever see it since I usually have windows open that cover it XD) but I'll let you know if I find an image I like~
ミランダ (大丈夫): Kento&Yugo: sweetfaded_lace on June 9th, 2014 09:09 am (UTC)
Okay XD I want a new one just because it's been almost 2 years and I like some change every once in a while, but I need to find a good, easy to use image, sigh. If you scan my Reia shop photos there might be something.
S: Kento: grinyomimashou on June 9th, 2014 09:11 am (UTC)
Okay~ They're next on my list now!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Reia: love me?faded_lace on June 9th, 2014 09:22 am (UTC)
You need to get them from me first XD
xingphonicxingphonic on June 9th, 2014 09:36 am (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Tama: we never give upfaded_lace on June 9th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
yamachiirasuyamachiirasu on June 9th, 2014 09:54 am (UTC)
Awww~! You watched too! >.< .. I'm also glad that Mayuyu won! > u <

ミランダ (大丈夫): Yamachii: cuddlesfaded_lace on June 9th, 2014 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yup! I'm not a big AKB fan, but I do like them some. ^^ Go Mayuyu!
cakezpleasecakezplease on June 9th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad Mayuyu won, too! :D She's adorable and awesome and totally deserves it. I'm also pretty content that Paruru ranked much higher.
Hope you get some much needed rest!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Chinen: musingfaded_lace on June 9th, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was really proud of Paruru, too~ I was happy for her and Mayuyu.

Thank you!
britkit27: mercury free to flybritkit27 on June 10th, 2014 05:00 am (UTC)
Ah, feel better D: having to go to bed early is hard, but I don't want you to get sick :< being sick sucks, as the other weekend was so kind to remind me >>

Aww, AKB feels~ I know next to nothing about the people or the system but I'm glad you're happy :D And that the fans are happy. And that the girls themselves (except maybe whatsername who lost) are happy with the result. And that it seems to have gone to someone who worked hard for it ^ ^ And your desktop background making skills have not rusted in the least, I won't be using these but they are lovely :D
ミランダ (大丈夫): Aiba&Jun: ♥faded_lace on June 10th, 2014 09:04 am (UTC)
Thank you ♥