faded_lace: (Shige: ?)
Why does it take so long to put stupid chocolates into stupid bags?? Sheesh. I spent like 2 hours today packing up the chocolates for my JHS so that I can give them out tomorrow... 36 baggies, which is less than half of the total chocolates I have to package up over all. T__T;;;

But at least it's done, and I can do elementary tomorrow, and everything else as it comes, so I'm not too worried about it at this point. The worst of the chocolate-ing this year has passed. T__T;;

In other news (haha, news), I've now listened to Emma more times than any other NEWS song, and the obsession isn't showing signs of stopping OTL. Why did this happen to me?! And that doesn't even include plays on other people's phones and plays of the PV. I read an analysis of the lyrics on a Japanese blog and the fact that there's way more there than first meets the eye only made me love it more, OTL.

Also!! How about that Peach Girl trailer! Inochan's first crossdressing on TV *EVER*! And NEWS announced an album today, too. So I really can't really complain; today has been pretty good XD;
faded_lace: (Inoo: sunflower)
Up next in my very late reports, it's the first show of DEAR. I went to in Yokohama in October! I'm really sorry for how late these all are, but I'm trying to catch up. At any rate, here's the report!

DEAR. tour in Yokohama Arena, October 8th 2016 @ 12:30 pm )

As I always say in these things... I'm going to try to keep going and posting these in a timely manner, and as always, I'm sorry for the wait!
faded_lace: (Juntoshi: captivated)
In an (almost, maybe?) all time record of lateness, here's my second new year's meme of the year. I was crap about writing fic in 2016, but I still wrote some worthwhile stuff, I think.

Fics for 2016! )

This week is already long, ugh, but the first week back always is, I suppose. I'll do my best to keep being productive!
faded_lace: (Inoo: kitty)
I'm sorry for the lateness... again. Things have been extremely crazy in my life, but I'm slowly but surely trying to get all these reports done, even if they're not relevant anymore. T__T;

Again, this will rely heavily on my August 12th report, since I don't feel the need to be really repetitive in describing every song and dance over and over again, so if you want the most detail, please read that report first!

Hey! Say! JUMP in Yokohama Arena, 2016.8.13 @ 12:30 pm )

Sorry again for the lateness! I'm going to do my best to keep getting these reports done, as soon as I can...
faded_lace: (Inoo: kitty)
Main Karafuto Ojisan translation page here.

1. Night )
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)


Karafuto Ojisan
by Chon Wishin

Tohru: Inoo Kei
Gorou: Masu Takeshi
Hitomi: Matsunaga Reiko

"What could it be that we lost on that day..."

(translated from the July 2015 issue of 喜劇悲劇 by [livejournal.com profile] faded_lace)


Ten years ago, there was a great earthquake in that town…

The town and the lives of the people who live there were irrevocably changed by that earthquake.
From the people of that town, their homes, the alleyway on which their homes stood, the tobacco shop on the corner, the bath house they often visited, the pub they always visited on Friday nights, the okonomiyaki¹ shop they sometimes found their way to in the early afternoon on Sundays, the little park with the little bit of shade… all the places filled with memories of their daily lives were snatched away…
And their fathers, their mothers, their children, their grandfathers, their grandmothers, their friends, all the people they loved… they were all snatched away…

Ten years have passed since that time…
It’s now January of 2005.

There’s a small factory tucked away in the corner of that town.

The play opens in “Hoshiyama Factory.”
There are lathes in various places.
The machines are dusty and seem as if they’re not operated very often, if at all.
The large industrial iron door in the front of the ironworks factory and the surface plate set out on the floor are covered in rust.
Upon surveying the room, it has an atmosphere of having fallen into ruin.
Around the steel work desk and the sofa, the room is expectedly cleaned up, but the sink area behind is piled full with dirty plates and bowls, and the garbage bag is carelessly dumped on the floor.
Next to the sink, a crooked curtain hangs in a doorway. It seems that beyond is the living area.
Beside the industrial door is a washing area, and next to that is a rusted bicycle.
From a radio dangling from a pillar, hit songs from ten years ago are playing.

Perhaps for the sake of the memories that must not be forgotten…


Scene 1: Friday evening
Scene 2: Sunday morning
Scene 3: Monday night
Scene 4: Wednesday evening
Scene 5: Thursday night
Scene 6: One week later; morning


Translator's Notes )

This translation is meant for personal use only; it is not for sale and is not official. I am not a native speaker and there may be some mistakes. I am also not a professional translator nor have I studied translation theory; this is my best effort to maintain the style and feeling of the original. Scenes will be linked to this post as they are completed. Please enjoy!
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
I'm back from Tokyo! I had a great time celebrating my birthday (which is on December 2-- same as Hikaru!-- but I'm busy next weekend) with my friends, and we had fun shopping for makeup, clothes, and Johnny's shop photos, as well as playing Pokemon Go, eating, and just hanging out. Also, I got some awesome gifts from my friends! I'm really happy with everything, but the most relevant thing to my LJ is that one of my wonderful friends found a copy of the Karafuto Ojisan script! Which means that (hopefully) I'll be able to share it here. So please look forward to that!

I got back pretty late though, so for now I'm going to crash. This week is going to be pretty long, alas, but only 3 more weeks until winter break?

Magazines!

Nov. 12th, 2016 11:52 pm
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
Today [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou came over and we finally got through the backlog of magazines that I had to be cut! 100% of the non-idol magazines (fashion, movie, TV, etc) magazines that I had bought for JUMP or Inoo are cut now! I'm amazed; it seemed like it was never going to get finished XD; I had built up Inoo magazines... since Karafuto Ojisan?? At first, he didn't have that many magazines, so it didn't really matter if I kept the whole magazine or not, but around early 2015, it really started to pick up, and my house was a magazine disaster. I now have 6 wide binders and 5 letter sized (A4) binders of Inoo magazine pages, 5 wide binders and 6 A4 binders of JUMP or other JUMP members magazine pages, 1 wide binder and 2 A4 binders of NEWS/Shige magazine pages, 2 A4 binders of other Johnny's magazine pages, and 2 wide binders of Inoo and Daiki's "with" corner pages. I'm pretty happy about this!

In other news, I'm trying to sort through and get rid of the majority of my old issues of the 5 regular monthly idol magazines. I'm going to either sell them to Book Off or an idol goods store, but if you have a back issue of Myojo, Popolo, Duet, Winkup, or Potato between September 2012 and September 2016, please let me know! Up until then, I got two or three of the five choices each month, so there's a slightly greater than 50% chance that I'll have it! I'm happy to send it to anyone here for just the cost of shipping, so if you're interested in any almost-free magazines, please do let me know.

I think I'm coming down with something. @__@; I can't stop coughing. Time to drink one last cup of tea and head to bed!
faded_lace: (Inoo: cosy)
Yesterday, all the first images and CMs from Peach Girl came out! I watched the broadcast on Mezamashi TV with the interview that Inochan clearly did on Thursday after his regular Mezamashi broadcast XD I have to say, I usually hate romance movies, but I was so kyun'd and excited when I saw the preview that I watched it several more times online and then decided to make the promotional graphic into my phone background.

I managed to get my hands on some fliers today, but I made this off of scans I found online before I got my own fliers, so the quality isn't super awesome, I'm sorry about that! But I figured if anyone else was as excited as I am about the movie, they might be interested in this as well XD;

If you're interested, please check behind the cut! Sorry for the large image. It's made for an iPhone 5/5S/SE.

Momo & Kairi~ )

I'm already anxious to see the movie in theaters, and it won't be out for another seven months! (@ A @) But for the time being, I can't wait to watch more trailers... or maybe just watch this same trailer a bunch more times. XD;
faded_lace: (Inoo&Hikaru: upward)
Today is Gunma Kenmin no Hi, which means I have no classes and the kids didn't come to school, so I'm trying to stay in my current rhythm and keep from getting too far behind in reports!

All my reports are going to rely heavily on the report of the first show I saw, on August 12th, so that I don't have to list out every song and describe every costume each time. From now on, I'm going to focus on the things that were unique to each show, so if you're curious about the setlist and costumes and things like that, please check back to that report!

Hey! Say! JUMP in Yokohama Arena, 2016.8.13 @ 12:30 pm )

Sorry again for how late this was... but I'll try to keep writing these reports and get them out before it gets to be too late >___> Hopefully it was still an enjoyable read, even though the concert is almost done!
faded_lace: (Inoo&Hikaru: upward)
Fantastic Time dropped today, which means that I got it and was able to watch it yesterday, but I watched it again with my friends today, and I have to say that I really love it. I like the costumes and the dance really speaks to me! The choreographer was apparently someone new who had never choreographed for them before, and I really liked what he did. I want to watch the dance video a bunch of times so that I can learn the choreography and do it myself! XD;

Also! Can we talk about the amazing Inoo and Hikaru part in the second verse?? It's a shame it will never get performed on anything since it's in the second half, but it's so cute when Hikaru puts his hand on Inoo's shoulder and Inoo looks at him, ahhhh.

I really enjoyed the ridiculous making, too, and the PV as a whole. The guys look so good and seem like they're doing well, so I'm really happy. ♥
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
I know this is crazy late, but I'm finally getting around to writing up my reports for the DEAR. tour this summer and fall. I'm really sorry!

This is the report of the first day in August, so if you're interested, please check out below the cut!

Hey! Say! JUMP in Yokohama Arena, 2016.8.12 @ 5 pm )

Our seats weren't ideal for that show, but it was still a really good performance! All in all, while DEAR. is really different than JUMPing CARnival was, I really liked it a lot, and I'm looking forward to writing up the other shows, too!
faded_lace: (Inoo: kitty)
The director of Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta, Sato Touya, has been posting answers to people's questions and other bits of information about the characters and happenings from the drama on his twitter since the drama ended last night. I was really excited to see all these little tidbits, and to learn more about the drama and the characters, so I decided to translate them here!

If you're interested in the translated tweets, click the cut! Spoilers for the last episode of Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta, obviously~

SoshiDare trivia and facts! )

Mr. Sato now seems to be focusing on his next drama, and tweeted yesterday saying he unfortunately is out of time for answering questions and thanks everyone for following along. But I'm really glad he gave us all these bits of information, so we can get a better and more full idea of the SoshiDare world, and of course, Kusaka Eiji ♥
faded_lace: (Inoo: intimate)
Oh my god, Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta!!! There are some things that I'm still sort of ??? about, but for the most part (for the Inoo-related part), I'm satisfied with that final episode. I'm going to ramble about it now, so click the cut for spoilers~

Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta Final Episode! )

If you're not watching the drama, I really, really recommend it! If you like thriller, mystery, or suspense media, this was a fun watch. It reminded me of Maoh (the 2008 drama with Ohno Satoshi and Ikuta Toma) in some aspects.

/* A */

Sep. 4th, 2016 11:42 pm
faded_lace: (Inoo: intimate)
Holy shit Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta!!! I don't want to spoil anyone, so I'm going to put all my failing under a cut, but oh my god.

Spoilers for episode 8 and the preview for episode 9! )

So yes!! If you like mystery/suspense and you're looking for a new drama to watch, please please please check out Soshite Dare mo Inakunatta! It's actually turned out really good, and even outside of Inochan's performance, I'm really enjoying it a lot!
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
I updated my JE fic archive today! It was really out of date, oops.

I also caught up on 3-5 and then watched the 6th episode of Soshite Dare Mo Inakunatta! It's a pretty weird drama and the main character is really annoying, but I actually quite enjoy it. I have to admit that the plot twist at the end of episode 5 was really unexpected, and I didn't think it was going to go in that direction, but I'm excited that Inochan seems to be getting more screen time now! I'm looking forward to seeing where it's going, even if I'm pretty shocked about [spoiler] in the preview for the next episode.

I didn't really have anything planned for this weekend, but I still can't help but feel unproductive >_>; Oh well... there's always next weekend.
faded_lace: (Inoo: sunflower)
Trying to keep the ball rolling with the really late reports! I'm going to be traveling from Saturday to Monday, and then heading back to Japan early Tuesday morning, but at least I was able to finish up the JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena reports. As in previous entries, this is mostly just specific details from that day, so for more information about the concert, check out the previous reports from Nagoya here and here, as well as the first and second shows I saw in Yokohama here and here.

JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena, 2015.10.12 @ 12:30 pm )

Whew, I'm glad I was able to get these reports done. I know I still have a few left before I'm totally up to date, but I'm working on it. XD;; Tomorrow and the next day I'll probably be a little busy, so I'm sorry if I go MIA! But for now, I hope these reports are at least enjoyable, even though they're late. XD;
faded_lace: (Chinen: musing)
I'm trying to keep getting out all these reports I haven't done yet, so up next, we have the Sunday afternoon show of JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama! This is mostly just specific details from that day, so for more information about the concert, check out the previous reports from Nagoya here and here, as well as the first show I saw in Yokohama here.

JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena, 2015.10.11 )
faded_lace: (Daiki: ♡)
I think this is the latest I've ever posted a report, but coming in at 10 months late, here's the report for the first of three shows of JUMPing CARnival that I saw in Yokohama Arena. I'm sure that pretty much no one cares anymore considering that the DVD has already come out, but I wanted to both share the little things that didn't get onto the DVD and write this for posterity and just for my own memory, so here it is.

I don't go into that much detail since a lot of things were really similar to the show I reported about in Nagoya, so if you want to refer back to those reports, they're here and here!

And with no further ado, onto the report!

JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena, 2015.10.10 @ 12:30 pm )
faded_lace: (Inoo: sunflower)
Well, I did basically nothing productive today except laundry, but considering how busy I've been lately, I'm choosing to view that as a win >__>; Sundays are for being lazy, right? >___> Shh, don't tell me otherwise.

On the bright side, Inochan's drama had its first episode tonight, and I think it seems promising! I really don't enjoy dramas that are based mostly around relationships (romantic, family, coworkers, etc), so I was glad he's in a suspense/mystery drama. The main character was really dumb, as main characters in these things often are, but I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes. Also, most importantly, Inochan was really good! It's so nice to get to see him act on TV after knowing from Karafuto Ojisan how amazing his acting abilities are. I'm looking forward to seeing more of him on the drama. ♥

Tomorrow is a national holiday, so no work, yay. It's also the FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri, which isn't as good as The Music Day, but I'm looking forward to it XD; I doubt I'll be any more productive than today, but… Oh well. >__>;;

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