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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 )


Ajinomoto StadiumCollapse )

Musashino no Mori ArenaCollapse )

Tokyo DomeCollapse )

Yoyogi Taiikukan (Tokyo)Collapse )

Saitama Super ArenaCollapse )

Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa)Collapse )


Big Hat (Nagano)Collapse )

Ecopa Arena (Shizuoka)Collapse )

Nagoya Dome (Aichi)Collapse )

Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)Collapse )


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!
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.

Inoo-centric ; g ; 816 wordsCollapse )
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//H.our Time
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. ♥
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: NEWS//LPS
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!
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//H.our Time
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!
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Kira Kira Hikare
ミランダ (大丈夫)
18 December 2017 @ 01:15 am
I wrote this for Shiritori, so I figured despite that it's early for Christmas, I'd post it here before I go on vacation!

title: celebrate
rating: pg
characters: Hitomi and Tohru-centric
warnings: Contains some passing mentions of the 1995 Kobe earthquake and PTSD, but much less so than the play itself and the original fic to which it's a companion.
word count: 1690
beta: yomimashou
author's note: This is based on Inochan's 2015 play, Karafuto Ojisan. (I was inspired by it being brought up in the MC of the Saturday show in Osaka!) It's set several years after the play and is basically a companion to 赤いスイートピー meant to be read second. If you haven't seen the play but are interested, I wrote an in-depth plot summary here. Written for Shiritori @ writetomyheart!
summary: Hitomi thinks that perhaps this has been the best Christmas present she's ever gotten.

'So, how did you celebrate Christmas as a kid?' Hitomi has wanted to ask ever since the very first Christmas she'd spent with Tohru so many years agoCollapse )
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Hey! Say! JUMP//Candle
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