faded_lace: (Shige: smile)
I spent all today watching The Music Day, and I have no regrets! It was enjoyable from beginning to end, and I felt like ever during the day when the show is obviously geared towards an older audience, the enka didn't outweigh the parts that were interesting to me. I enjoyed all the little Arashi segments, and while I don't really follow AKB anymore (not that I ever really followed them hardcore, but I used to follow them more than I do now), I appreciated Milky getting to sing her graduation single.

But the most exciting part of the afternoon segment was most definitely the really long and unexpected segment about NEWS!! I guess it's because they're doing 24 hour TV, but there was a long segment about their history in terms of going from 9 to 4, and it even included a reenactment with actors to play the four members (most notably Koyama) acting out various struggles during the period when they went from 6 to 4. The actors were hilarious just on their own (really only Koyama's actor, who looked absolutely nothing like Koyama, had lines, but there was a scene with the four of them together, and while Shige was maa maa and you never saw Massu's actor's face, they just took an actor, dyed his hair bleach blonde, and put him in a leopard print matching top and bottom, and voila… Tego. I laughed really hard at that… but the segment, which included surprise footage from the Utsukushii Koi concert of everyone ugly-crying, was really moving, and it made me, my friends, and some of the announcers on the show cry. I don't know why the media loves surprising me with ugly-crying Shige, but I'm really happy that they were able to have that moving segment on such a major show as The Music Day, and I was really happy when my friend told me that Full Swing was trending on Twitter after they performed it. It was so wonderful, and I'm really happy for them.

They stayed on after their performance to watch Aiba's Shiyagare segment and have their reactions shown on the bottom of the screen, and I laughed when it turned out Aiba's segment was about making a chorus of entirely tone-deaf people. He used an app to test if people were tone-deaf or not; the app tested if you were singing the right notes and the right rhythm, and then it gave a number score. If that number score was under 40, the person was considered tone-deaf… and I really want to see Shige try the app, lol. Poor baby. I love you even though you can't sing!

And then in the evening came the medley, which was just as fun as usual, complete with Inochan flirting with many V6 members! He was in the same segment as Inocchi, and when the next group came on singing a V6 song, Inocchi jokingly tried to stay onstage dancing while Inoo tried to drag him offstage. Cute! And then during the finale, Inochan and Okada had their arms around one another and were dancing cutely together! Also, random bonus for the fact that Hikaru has once again bleached his hair out and it's no longer all-over pink, just blonde with pink highlights. To me this is much preferable. XD;

Apparently after this, Hikaru and Inoo did Radirer and then came back for the JUMP performance XD In the interim, however (if I recall correctly?), NEWS performed again, this time a medley of NYARO and their new song, Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e. I really enjoyed them having fun and playing around during NYARO, and I liked the new song and performance a lot too. I especially liked the aesthetic at the end when they stood holding their mics in both hands, which I thought was really… I don't know. Pretty? Fitting? It was nice. However, I'm pretty bitter that the first line of the song is Tego's solo line? I mean… I know Shige is never going to be the best singer, but because of that, he usually doesn't have prominent solo lines in any other songs. It would be nice if he could at least have them when it was a theme song for his drama :P I guess Hikari no Shizuku just got my hopes up, but. I'm still bitter about it.

And then last in the line of things that were my top priority to see was JUMP's performance! I sort of wish they'd start doing stuff from the new album already, but I know this performance was supposed to be summer themed. When they came out, they had a cute interaction with Sho where he called Inoo "Iio," and Inoo got to say "It's Inoo!!" I'm really glad that that joke is still running. XD Sho even called it a "teiban," if I recall correctly, or like… a standard/staple? gag, so I'm glad that everyone still enjoys it. Also! Inochan had his hair tucked behind his ears, which surprisingly didn't look stupid, and allowed me to see his earpiece for the first time ever! It was hard to tell if it was light blue or white, due to the lighting, but it had a K written on it, seemingly matching Daiki's that have a D on one side and an A on the other. Cute! The performance itself was adorable, too, so all in all, it was great.

I'm really glad this year was such an enjoyable The Music Day. Tomorrow is going to suck, but I'm happy I was able to watch this today!
faded_lace: (Ohno: happiness)
Yesterday, an Arashi fan friend from work came over to watch stuff! She's interested in NEWS and JUMP outside of Arashi, so she wanted to see Ya-ya-yah, and was also interested in seeing some of the s3art DVD. I think she enjoyed them! We also watched the first episode of Kaitou Yamaneko, and then the Arashi ni Shiyagare with Kame right after, which were both really enjoyable. All in all, it was a lot of fun!

And then today, I finally managed to finish my [livejournal.com profile] je_united exchange fic! It ended up taking forever. @__@ But it's submitted now, so I hope that there's no issue and I'm done now!

It's supposed to snow overnight, but I really hope it doesn't. @__@; I miss Hawaii T__T;

Nails!

Dec. 11th, 2015 08:45 pm
faded_lace: (Reia: cute)
I realized it's been a really ling time since I've posted my nails! I do new nails about once a month, give or take… basically, whenever the old ones break, with upcoming events in mind. I try to have nice new nail designs for concerts to match my outfit on the day of the concert, or else in member colours, though of course sometimes it doesn't work out that way. XD; So here are my nails from September 2014 until November 2015~

Nail designs! )

I know they're not very exciting designs, and definitely not as good as something done by a pro, but I have fun doing them, at any rate. Hopefully I can remember to post them more often. XD;
faded_lace: (Chinen: musing)
I saw this the other day, and I was excited that the JUMP fanclub had grown since I last saw a listing like this in June. This isn't really something that needs translating, but for ease of looking at the information, I'll throw a quick translation here anyway:

Most Recent Ranking as of September 2015

1. Arashi (1,794,000 members)
2. SMAP (995,000 members)
3. KinKi Kids (490,000 members)
4. Kanjani 8 (440,000 members)
5. Kis-My-Ft2 (320,000 members)
6. V6 (261,000 members)
7. Hey! Say! JUMP (230,000 members)
8. NEWS (157,000 members)
9. KAT-TUN (156,000 members)
10. Tackey & Tsubasa (120,000 members)
11. TOKIO (109,000 members)
12. Sexy Zone (107,000 members)
13. Yamashita Tomohisa (73,000 members)


I forget exactly the numbers I saw in June, but I think JUMP gained maybe 20,000 members since then or something, so I'm really happy about that ♥

I'm not sure how they get these numbers. My best guess is that they're from the most recent people to join the club at any given time. There were a number of groups with no change since June (SMAP, KAT-TUN, Sexy Zone, YamaPi, if I recall…), so I'm not sure the significance, but I presume that there'd be no way to know if people quit the fanclub if this is just gleaned from the numbers new members are receiving… but I'm really not sure. At any rate, I'm happy for JUMP!
faded_lace: (BEST: ♥)
It's been approximately 589302 years (or, more accurately, a little more than 2 months) since I saw Arashi no Waku Waku Gakkou, but since I traveled to America right afterwards, and then got really busy, I didn't get around to working on a report until now… I'm sorry T___T; I've seen a few reports around, but none of them for this particular show, so I figured it was still worthwhile to write one. I'm going to focus on JUMP because… I was focusing on JUMP at the time XD but of course, Arashi is involved, too. In fact, it was really great seeing the amount of inter-group interaction there was, so it's definitely not that I'm going to leave Arashi out in this report.

Arashi no Waku Waku Gakkou, 2015.6.28 )

I'm sorry again that this is so late! But hopefully it's still amusing even now, two and a half months later. T___T; I'm going to try to catch up on things from now on!
faded_lace: (Aiba&Jun: ♥)
So today [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou and I finally showed our guy friend the s3art con, and it was a success! XD He seemed to enjoy it a lot, and he liked Chinen~ He also liked Yabu and Inoo, so yay |D;; Good results all around! He also really seemed looking forward to seeing the show, and to buying goods and everything. He said he wanted to watch variety shows at some point, too, so I hope that he enjoys them!

We also bought our Waku Waku tickets today! We got front-ish seats in the 4th floor stands, which is basically what we wanted. I'm really really excited now that I know for sure that I have a ticket!

Also, they did Kira Kira Hikare on School Kakumei this morning and now I can't get it out of my head~ I can't wait for the album to drop~ Only a few more days!

And soon it'll be Inochan's birthday ♥ He's almost 25! I hope he's having a wonderful evening, anyway~ ♥
faded_lace: (Jun: smile)
Yesterday, I went in to Tokyo to do some "errands" (read as: fun shopping), and I was successful on all counts! I was exhausted when I got back, but it was totally worth it for shop photos, clothes, concert accessories, and a new bag!

Photos under here! )

Today, I got to relax~ I've been enjoying the reports from Waku-Waku Gakkou, including this one:
Inoo:I won't lose to the likes of Arashi! (self-satisfied)
Arashi:Oi! Who said that! (laughing)
Inoo:Arioka did!!
Arioka:What?! Inoo did!! Iio!!!!
Jun:Oi, Iio!!!!!
Oh, man, I can't even wait for Waku-Waku in Tokyo. XD;; I hope Inoo gets to do as much as he seemed to get to do in Osaka! He also said that in 10 years he wanted to have a show called "Ino-san" ahaha. How cute is he.
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
Well, besides finish a fic, do some stuff for work, and sort like 8 albums of [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou's shop photos (there's still like 10 albums to go, sob), I really didn't do anything this weekend… oops. >__> I always think I'm going to be productive during free weekends, and then I never am.

I did, however, freak out over Ino-chan on Nino-san! Ugh, he was so perfect. I hope someone uploads it, because it'll be travesty if the world can't see it. He and Nino actually worked perfectly together. I was worried, but Nino likes to be an asshole on TV and Ino-chan is really doM, and they just worked perfectly together. Also, Ino-chan was wonderful and beautiful, and his presentation on architecture was wonderful and beautiful, and I want to watch it a million times. ♥

Ugh, why is tomorrow monday already. Blegh.

OTP meme!

Feb. 16th, 2015 05:15 pm
faded_lace: (Aiba&Jun: ♥)
I saw this floating around and decided why the hell not. XD Time to do something positive with my life! It was fun and nice to think about something good for the first time in a while! On top of that, the sun was shining, the weather was pretty warm for February, and I my health seems pretty okay! Not to mention the JUMP DVD comes out on Wednesday~ I'm happy! Look at that XD

Choose 5 OTPs without looking at the questions behind the cut first, then tag friends to do the same.

My Five OTPS
1) Jinguji Yuuta x Nakamura Reia (Johnny's Jr.)
2) Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei (Hey! Say! JUMP)
3) Yamada Ryosuke x Chinen Yuri (Hey! Say! JUMP)
4) Matsukura Hokuto x Kikuchi Fuma (Johnny's Jr. / Sexy Zone)
5) Matsumoto Jun x Aiba Masaki (Arashi)

Meme under here! )

Now off to make more chocolates! All my Valentine's Day stuff this year is super late, oops XD;
faded_lace: (Chinen: musing)
Best Artist was amazing this year~ I was a dumdum and forgot to set my recorder, so I have to wait for a download to watch it again, but JUMP was amazing. ♥ Everyone looked so good, and they performed so well, and omg the moment between Hikaru and Inoo ahhh ♥___♥ All the stars in my eyes. All their costumes looked amazing on them, as well (I loved the fur collars on their Aino Arika suits!) and ugh it was so good.

Arashi was really great as well! The medley I voted for won! They're so cute and old and weird and full of feelings. ♥ I can't wait to see them in two weeks.

And everyone being there for Tackey, oh god. ;___; I guess I haven't touched on it here, really, but… considering how bad Tsubasa's condition seems, I just feel so horrible for both of the, and my heart just goes out to Tackey who, seems like he's trying so hard to stay strong but struggling to hold it together. Seeing all the other Johnny's guys be there for him when he had to be alone, without Tsubasa, was just… really the sweetest. I hope that Tsubasa has a speedy recovery and that whatever treatment they give him (since Meniere's disease isn't curable as far as I can tell?) works and he'll be well again soon.
faded_lace: (Chinen: musing)
Today was a really trying and tiring day, so I'm just going to drop some of the good things here~

❂ I don't even know if I ever mentioned this here, but the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] 9kinds hit for the Nagoya shows for Arashi, so I'll be going to an Arashi concert for the first time! We just got our seats yesterday, and they're within the first ten rows of the lower stands!! I don't know how I lucked out so much, but I'm really happy.

❂ Inoo is going to be on Little Tokyo Live tonight! Totally excited! Even if I can't watch it until tomorrow at the earliest >__>

❂ I turned on my heater, which is going to suck when I get my energy bill, but my apartment is not quite as intolerable right now!

❂ Also, breaking out all the cute sweaters and tights.

❂ Three day weekend is coming up! And I'm going on my faculty/staff trip to Nagano~

And now I need to get to bed before I get too tempted to try to watch Little Tokyo Live >___> Why does it come on just past my bedtime??
faded_lace: (Kitayama: introspective)
Well, I wanted to post about a variety of things, but then the Music Station special happened, and now I don't feel like doing much of anything besides laying on the floor hoping one day Sexy Zone is five again, and Fuma and Kento can smile again. And you know, that Juniors will stop being featured in Sexy Zone stuff when Marius and Sou are completely excluded. On the bright side, both Aiba and Jun picked Sexy Zone's first performance as their most memorable Music Station performance. They're both such great guys with good hearts, if they're aware of what's happening, I know they must be horrified. Hopefully sometime there will be a chance for them to talk to Sexy Zone and tell them it'll be okay.

But at any rate… sleepy times x__x; After two exciting but exhausting weekends, I finally am free to laze around and do nothing this weekend! Time to catch up on Gamushara and Sexy Zone channel, as well as sleep! Hopefully, I'll feel better in the morning.
faded_lace: (Chinen: captivated)
First and foremost, Yamada's hair!!!! It looks amazing!! I've been saying that he should go blonde for years now. And I was so right!

In much less exciting news, I've been doing basically nothing with my life while trying to get better from being sick. I was originally supposed to go to Tokyo today to help [livejournal.com profile] doctoggy celebrate her birthday, but I didn't want to push it when it's only been like 3 days since I had a fever. x___x; I feel bad, but hopefully I can make it in next weekend.

Instead, though, I watched The Music Day on NTV~ It's always fun seeing the Johnny's Medley, and playing Arashi's TV game! I also got to watch AKB's new song, and idk how I feel about it yet. I had really high hopes for it and for Mayuyu, but I didn't love it. Then again, I don't love Koisuru Fortune Cookie, either, so… I'm hoping it's popular.

JUMP performed a new song, though!!! Exciting! I'm not sure if it's for Kindaichi, or what, but here's to hoping that it's going to be a single x__x Because I don't want it to be another year and a half before another single comes out. >__<

Last but not least… just going to drop this here ♥

faded_lace: (Nikaido: contemplative)
The good:
☼ I got a new computer charger this weekend! Going to the Mac store in Japan was sort of surreal, haha.
☼ Saw Waku-waku and it was super fun! There are tons of reports out there, but if I can, I'll try to post about it~
☼ Hung out all weekend with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] 9kinds~ It was good to see her again! I've missed her since Yokohama. XD
☼ Had dinner with [livejournal.com profile] yararanger! ♥
☼ Saw Amanda and [livejournal.com profile] britkit27 for lunch at a delicious Chinese place~
☼ Didn't spend too much money, but got a couple Sexy Zone posters (one with Reia on it!) and some old magazines and stuff.

The bad:
☁ Have a fever right now.
☁ Have a crazy work week.
☁ Also Kbooks is apparently stopping carrying Johnny's goods and now I don't know where to get my Sexy Zone trading cards and stuff >__<

…somehow despite getting to see a lot of friends and doing fun stuff this weekend, I managed to get sick and now I'm miserable. So much for stopping whining. >___< Hopefully I'll be able to catch up on sleep and get well soon, because I have so much on my plate this week.
faded_lace: (Jun: thougtful)
I don't know if anyone is interested in this sort of meme anymore now that LJ-style RPing has gone out of style, especially in JE fandom, but this meme is fun and silly, and I figured I'd give it another try. So...

Ask any JE guy you think I might be able to manage a question, and I'll reply in-character as them with an answer (or possibly reply as myself going 'WHAT THE HELL, I CAN'T DO THIS'). Feel free to ask either as yourself or as another character.

Ask away! (You may, if you wish, ask multiple questions (perhaps of multiple characters) or attempt to engage the characters in extended conversation.)


I can give a try to anyone in Arashi, JUMP, Sexy Zone, Bakaleya6, some of Kisumai (Kitayama, Miyata, and Tama are probably safe), and most of Sexy Boyz&co (Jinguji, Genki, Kishi, Reia, Fu, and Amu are definitely safe). No pressure to play, but it's been fun in the past and I figured it might be amusing. ^^;


In other news, today was my 3rd years' send-off party type thing, and it was really sad ;___; I'm going to miss those kids so much.
faded_lace: (Aiba&Jun: ♥)


Model Pair
(Matsumoto Jun x Aiba Masaki)
I decided to go back to something much less recently... the first pair in JE that I fell in love with. I love model pair because whether it's in a romantic relationship or just as close friends who have known one another for a really, really long time, and who understand one another. I love model pair because they're both crybabies who have all the feelings, and who care so much about their friends and their group. I love model pair because they're opposite in so many ways, like Aiba's wild, carefree personality versus Jun's obsessively detail-oriented personality, but yet the same in so many ways, like how emotive and empathetic they are. I love how recently they haven't been able to keep their eyes off of one another on TV. I love how in concerts they always grin at one another. I love how they don't give that much fanservice, but it's still clear that they really care about one another. I love their love, for their group, and for their friends, and for one another.
faded_lace: (Chinen: musing)
① Love JUMP to bits, don't like the new song at all. It's not that catchy and it's not really my thing. Daiki sounds pretty inexperienced in rapping. However, I'm so thrilled for Daiki that he got a lot of solo parts!! This isn't even enough to make up for Mystery Virgin last year, but I'm really pleased that they're giving him this. Also, they all looked amazing; Chinen's hair is long, Keito's is short, and the only one who looked off is Takaki, who has black hair and a god-awful center part for his new drama. Also, Hikaru's black hair. Go back to blonde plz. :E BUT whatever JUMP is amazing and full of JUMPing love.

② TEGO IS BLONDE AGAIN. Praise the hair gods. Also, kissed Koyama's neck and made him flail and almost fall over? Maybe I need to become a NEWS fan after all.

③ I have to say, after watching NTV Best Artist... I just... really love Julie. She remembers and understands what Johnny's is supposed to be about, and what sort of tradition the company has been built on (and has become very successful on). If she has NTV, along with Arashi and Eito as frontrunners, TOKIO and V6 as senpai, and JUMP for the future, she's in good shape, right? Still, it's really disheartening to hear that Sexy Zone has gone from Johnny himself to Ijima. And of course, Kisumai continues to break my heart. But... I'm trying to keep it together? At any rate... I'm team Julie all the way.

④ Unrelated to Best Artist, happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate, and happy birthday to Ohno Satoshi and Haniuda Amu yesterday and Matsushima Sou today! Also, I can't believe Chinen is going to be 20 on Saturday T___T;;; When did my baby grow up?

[EDIT] ⑤ EEEEEEEE!!!! CHINEN HAS A MOVIE?! This, along with him being on VS Arashi, and Yamada being on Nino-san... Julie, ganbatte!!
faded_lace: (Chinen: musing)
Last weekend and the weekend before, I headed to Tokyo Dome City Hall to see Johnny's Film Festa 2013! This came along with some bitterness and harsh feelings, since I had been hoping to be going to the same venue to see Summary, but because Johnny's is always full of, ahem, surprises, it was not to be. And so, with much apprehension and a little curiosity, I bought my goods (the only choices were a bland uchiwa with the cheesy "Johnny's Island" image, an IC card sticker, and a pamphlet, so at least I saved money) and headed inside.

Johnny's Film Festa 2013 )

In conclusion... it was really odd, but pretty amusing at the same time? Here's to hoping there's a DVD!
faded_lace: (Chinen: musing)
I'm not really sure why, tbh, but I decided to compile a list of all the concerts and events that I've been to for various Johnny's groups so far, as well as links to the reports I've written. I guess this really isn't all that useful to anyone, but... idk, I like organizing my life. XD;; So yeah. Here is a complete list of all the Johnny's concerts, stage shows, and other events I've been to!

2011 )

2012 )

2013 )

2014 )
faded_lace: (Chinen&Takaki: intimacy)
Somehow, another month passed and I didn't write much fic... alas. Why am I so lazy >__< back in 2010 I wrote more than 50 fics, and now I can barely write 20 in a year. Ugh. I guess there's nothing to do but try to make it up this month... >___<

But... at least I haven't been up to nothing? Cut for photos!

First of all, Come On A My House came out last Wednesday! )

Also, last Sunday, I saw Arashi no Waku Waku Gakkou! )

Also, I bought some awesome things on resale at K-books and Mandarake this weekend! )

And then... there's the news that Summary isn't happening this year. Or at least, Johnny's Film Festa will be happening in TDC Hall for all of August, so... that doesn't really leave any time for Summary. The website for JFF is here, in case anyone's curious, and since some of Arashi and all of JUMP will be in it, I'll likely be going... but... I really was waiting for Summary. I want to see Sexy Zone again... and now who knows how long it will be until the next time I can see them. Maybe not until New Year? Or next spring?

...shut up, my life is hard. >___>

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