faded_lace: (Chinen: musing)
I always do the same 3 memes at the beginning of every year, so here's the first! This is the writing meme, where I link and talk about all my fics from 2015. It's always interesting me to look over all my work from one year together, so hopefully it's interesting to people who are not me, too. ^^;; So without further ado:

Fics for 2015! )

While fic writing in 2015 had its ups and downs, I wrote some things I really like this past year. ♥ Here's to hoping I can continue to produce works I'm proud of in 2016, too!
faded_lace: (BEST: ♥)
Next up in the list of Stupidly Late Reports is Gamushara Summer Station. I attended the show on August 7th (so yes, this is two months late, I'm so sorry), which was a Sha vs. Ra show, because of course, I wanted to see Reia and Jinguji together ♥ It's sad that they weren't on the same team this year ;__; But I also really wanted to see the team with the most members of SixTONES, too, which happened to be Reia's team, so it all worked out well~ Of course, I was dressed in blue rooting for Team Sha! But really, both teams did very well!

This isn't going to be a complete and total report because you can easily find a setlist on twitter, and things that were important to some people probably didn't stand out to me, and vice versa. I'm just going to try to write about the things that I enjoyed. If you're interested, please check under the cut!

Gamushara! Summer Station, August 7th, 2015 @ 5 pm )

Whew! Only one more report left… that I'm definitely not getting done before JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama, OTL. Oh well… at least I won't be more behind than before… T___T;;
faded_lace: (Yugo: golden)
First and foremost, NEW JUMP SINGLE!!! I was so excited when I saw the announcement. Rumour has it that it's going to be for a face wash commercial? But whatever it's for, I'm really excited and happy. ♥

But in terms of my life, this weekend was a lot of fun! Shounentachi was really good, and I enjoyed it a lot for a lot of reasons. The SixTONES guys were amazing; they clearly worked hard, and while, to my dancer's eyes, it was clear they weren't on the same level as Snow Man, I think they basically held their own. They were super cute and totally put their hearts into the show, and you could tell. I don't want to spoil anything here (I'll write a report after I see it for the second time), but Yugo and Jesse were seriously adorable. Hokuto was super super cute, too, and they were all really amazing. Also, new song!!! It was really amazing to see them in their own costumes made for them singing their own song made for them… ;____; Three years ago, when I first saw them live in concert in Bakaleya Summary, I never would have believed something like this would happen. They've come so far and I'm so proud of them!

Our tickets for this show (row E) were, as it turns out, the 8th row, because I didn't realize that the first three rows were XA, XB, and XC, and they were also all the way off to one side, but I was right next to the door to the hall, so I got to see some of the guys really close when they came in the door. We were also still really close to the stage and able to see the guys acting really, really well, so it was a great experience. The tickets I hit for, though, during Silver Week, are for row C, and also in the center section, and right on an aisle that a lot of the guys go down during various parts of the show, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what that's like!

For now, though, I have two weeks of downtime to catch up on everything that I let slide during the craziness that was the beginning of the term and the English Speech Contest. I'm really sorry if I haven't responded to people's messages and comments yet, I promise I'm getting there!!
faded_lace: (Yugo: golden)
Recently, I've been getting a lot more hits and kudos on AO3 on my Bakaleya6 SixTONES fic than I have in the past 2 years or so of having them up there. In particular, I've been getting attention on my fics about Yugo (most of my SixTONES fics are about Yugo, so that doesn't say much, but XD), which is really new and different, because I feel like, for the most part, people don't really read fics about Yugo, in gneral. So I'm really happy that the announcement of SixTONES' official group name has sort of brought back people's interest in the group, and maybe even gotten some people to read about Yugo when they might not have before &heart;

…it's also made me realize that I've typoed the titles and info on so many fics on AO3 ahahaha oops. I really need to get in there and fix that some day…
faded_lace: (Hokuto: glowing)
I'm finally getting around to writing up my experience at Gamushara J's Party Vol 7… only 5 months too late. I'm so sorry T___T; I'm not even sure this is interesting to anyone anymore, but I want to save them for my own memory, if nothing else. As always, it's just things that stuck out to me, not a complete setlist or anything like that! But I hope it's still enjoyable~

Gamushara! )

I'm going to write up Sunday's afternoon performance too, but I ran out of time tonight. Sorry about that! I'll try to get it done tomorrow. ^^;
faded_lace: (Hokuto: glowing)
Just a quick drive by post to say I'm going to Nara and Osaka for 5 days for Golden Week, so I'll be away from my computer! I'll be checking my email and (hopefully) getting comment and PM notifications, so you can still reach me, it might just take a while for me to get back to you!

Also, congratulations to the former Bakaleya6 on getting an official group name! 6 Tones~ I hope this means good things for them in the future!
faded_lace: (Juri&Taiga: pretty)
Okay, I swear I'm going to post my last France journal (as well as reports from Gamushara J's Party) in the near future, but I let it get late and I really need to get to bed because I haven't been taking care of myself at all >__>;;; But! drive-by post to say that I had forgotten how awesome Bakaleya is! I rewatched the first five episodes today (up to Maya's episode ♥) with friends, and I still pick up on new stuff every time I watch it. J's Party has definitely sent me on a stroll down memory lane XD But seriously… if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it! It starts slow, but it picks up, and it has some really great themes. And yeah… some of the guys aren't such great actors, but for the most part, they really learned over the course of the series! It's definitely my favourite drama of all time.

Sheesh, I can't believe that 2012 was 3 years ago x__x;
faded_lace: (Jinchan: srsly?)
Well, it's only been about 2 months, but here I am with my brief report of Gamushara J's Party Vol 2. Sadly, this was the last Gamushara J's Party I've been able to go to since they're on weekdays when it would be impossible for me to get to Tokyo in time without leaving work early, but since Vol 2. was on a day off for students (during spring break) I was able to take paid leave. This show was a really big disorganized mess, and I don't really remember all that much about it. If you're looking for the set list or anything like that, you can probably find it in magazine scans or on twitter; as usual, this is just what left an impression on me and what I felt was worth reporting on XD

Gamushara~ )

So yes. Gamushara J's Party Vol. 2 was basically a disaster, but I'm hoping that the others have been better after that. |D;; I can't go while school is in session, but I'm hoping to be able to take some time off during summer break to be able to go see them again. They might be a shitshow, but I need to see my juniors. XD;

For now, I'm trying to get caught up before I head into Tokyo again for ABC-Za and Reia's Crea show! All that's left in terms of reports is the plot summary for the Kamen Teacher movie (hopefully people still care… |D), but I want to translate the 50 Questions Reia recently had in either Winkup or Duet (I forget which is the one that does that), and I need to write my [livejournal.com profile] je_wakamono fic, and do some chores around my house. I'm happy that at long last it's getting warm, though! Just need to make it through this long Friday and then I'll be able to catch up on some sleep. But not before I watch Johnny's Jr. no Shinjitsu for like the 100th time tonight with [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou and [livejournal.com profile] 9kinds, as well as maybe the King & Queen & Joker PV and making~
faded_lace: (Yugo: well?)
I'm sort of in wonderment at the new FumaKai paparazzi photos that just appeared online. Yasui and Amu have been quiet the duo recently. o__o; It's times like this that I'm really surprised, because I joked with [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou that Amu had a crush on Yasui back at JUMP's Dome concert last May when he answered "Who's your favourite member of JUMP" with "Chinen... but I like Yasui-kun too!" but since then he took photos of Yasui on JJL without Yasui knowing, and Amu wrote some gushing messages to Yasui in Wink Up Dengonban, and now this… it just surprises me when I get things right without expecting to.

Unrelatedly, Yugo looks really hot. Go get 'em, Kouchi-sensei! XD;

I meant to make a real post, but… it didn't happen. I'll try harder tomorrow. >___>;;;

icons!

Apr. 13th, 2014 07:15 pm
faded_lace: (Hokuto&Fuma: puppy love)
Icons! I still haven't made icons from the Johnny's 2020 World images, whoops. >__>; But I'd had a bunch of images kicking around that I wanted to icon, so… here those are XD; Enjoy~


[38] Johnny's Juniors and Sexy Zone
[1] Takahashi Fu
[2] Kishi Yuta
[2] Nakamura Reia
[1] Jinguji Yuta
[1] Haniuda Amu
[2] Kikuchi Fuma
[9] Marius Yo
[5] Matsumura Hokuto & Kikuchi Fuma
[3] Nakajima Kento & Kouchi Yugo
[8] Iwahashi Genki & Miyachika Kaito
[1] Iwahashi Genki & Nakamura Reia
[2] Kishi Yuta & Takahashi Fu
[1] B.I.Shadow


〜夢の切れ端〜 )

And please remember:
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♧ While not necessary, I'd love it if you commented when you took or used an icon I made.
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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: (Hokuto&Fuma: puppy love)
Look at me, writing a report on time! Crazy. But here I am with my Gamushara J's Party report!

Under here! )

In other news, EX Theatre has announced the details for Gamushara J's Party 2, and I'm annoyed that there isn't a matinee on Wednesday. My parents are coming into town on that day, so I really can't ditch them for a concert, but I can't stand the thought of missing a Junior event like this. We're tentatively going to try for the evening show and then rush back to Gunma after... >___<;; My life is so hard. |D;;;
faded_lace: (Hokuto: oshare)
Just got back from Tokyo and need to unpack and pass out before work tomorrow, but! Gamushara J's Party was fun, despite being mildly traumatic due to the fact that a standing live + Johnny's fangirls = inevitable pain for anyone not willing to claw the eyes of the next fangirl. |D; But I managed to keep my eyes un-clawed and my spleen un-elbowed, and the show was really enjoyable! It was sort of like a really weird live Shounen Club without the MCs between numbers. It definitely had a much better flow than the Johnny's Livehouse Crea shows did this year, and despite craning my neck to see the whole time, I really did enjoy it. For once, I managed to finish all my notes the day of the show, and I'm going to try to get my report out sometime this week!

The one exciting bit of news, however, that came out of the presscon they did in the middle of the show is that there's going to be another Gamushara J's Party next month, on March 26-28th. They made it seem like they were going to try to make it a semi-regular thing, which is pretty crazy. I'm going to go broke |D;; But naturally, they set the dates for right when my parents are arriving in Japan. =___=; So I'm going to have to try to go right on the first show of the first day... wish me luck. XD;;

Man~ my throat hurts from screaming Reia's name so much~ Time to get to bed for me!
faded_lace: (Hokuto&Fuma: puppy love)
I'm totally freaking out over all this Kamen Teacher news. For one thing, my box set should be shipping in less than a week! Goodbye 10,000 yen, but hello AMAZING GOODNESS. I'm so stoked about this. But also excited/surprised/confused/a little worried(?) over the sudden burst of Kamen Teacher stuff that's going on. Stuff like...

This special with almost none of the original cast! Why is only Jesse but none of M4 in it? How did Hokuto finally get cast in something Fuma was in and then it turns out Fuma won't be in it? Also same with Taiga and Juri lol. Why is no one that I really want (no offense to Hokuto, Juri, or Yasui, but they're not my top juniors or anything, and besides, I can see Hokuto basically any time I want) in it? WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THIS. Someone tell me.

✪ Kamen Teacher special book?? My Sexy Zone fanclub email tells me:
[1]「劇場版 仮面ティーチャー」オフィシャル・ブック発売!
*---*---*---*---*---*---*---*---*---*---*---*---*---*---*---*
◎2月15日(土)発売予定
 劇場版「仮面ティーチャー」オフィシャル・ブック
 1500円+税(予定)

主演の藤ヶ谷太輔(Kis-My-Ft2)、菊池風磨(Sexy Zone)、ジェシーの
撮り下ろしグラビア&インタビューを計24ページの大ボリュームで掲載!
ほかドラマシリーズからおなじみのM4メンバーの座談会や、
新キャラクター・新生徒会長役で出演する小瀧望のインタビューや
Snow Manの座談会など盛りだくさん。
映画の魅力をあますところなく紹介した完全保存版。

I want to know who the heck does the formatting for Johnny's fanclub emails. XD; But either way, it says they're selling a Kamen Teacher official book, starting on February 15th (Saturday) for 1500 yen plus tax. There's going to be 25 pages of interviews and gravure photos of Fujigaya, Fuma, and Jesse, a round-table discussion (assuming this will be like a crosstalk) between M4, an individual interview with the new character, the class president played by Kotaki Nozomu, and a round table talk with Snow Man, and that it will be a perfect book showing off all the attributes of the movie. I'm excited! I want it. Except I could really do without the gravure photos... They're really just not my thing |D;;;

✪ Kamen Teacher movie stage greetings! I doubt I'll be able to hit, but GDI I'm going to try and if not, I'm going to pay ¥10,000 on ticket.co.jp for a spot dammit! I need to see Kishi live ;___; Sweet bb.


Unrelatedly, I'm going to try to be productive this weekend! I have Gamushara J's Party next weekend in Tokyo, so I need to catch up on rest, apartment upkeep, fic, and translation this weekend~ I'll do my best to at least get some of those things done. |D;;
faded_lace: (Reia: love me?)
Myojo Junior Ranking is out! And the winner of 恋人にしたい is... Iwahashi Genki!!! That's right, for the first time in years, I'm actually pleasantly surprised with the result of "Junior you want as your boyfriend." I yelled in shock when I first ripped open the little packet thing, because I was so sure it was going to be Hokuto. But in a shocking display of good judgement (nothing against Hokuto, but judging on their personalities, I'd rather date Genki, if we're just going on the criteria of ideal boyfriend material XD) Genki was the winner! Of course, the poor kid's response was "What?? Seriously?? I'm so happy! And... I feel so much pressure... Because I really wouldn't be a good boyfriend..." ;___; That kid seriously needs someone to tell him how awesome he is, poor baby. I over-identify with him way too much. And then there was awkwardly a Travis Japan crosstalk with some of them saying "I can't believe that guy won, even though there were so many better options"... talk about awkward >__> Especially when Miyachika is really close with Genki. Mostly, I'm amazed that Myojo printed it, to be honest.

BUT! I'm going to get my negative impressions out of the way before I get on to the positives! There weren't so many negatives, so I'm going to try not to dwell on them! But...
✘ It was really Kansai heavy. I expected former 7West and BAD to win the normal amount, but I was shocked by the prevalence of Hirano Sho, Nagase Ren, Onishi Ryusei, and Nishihata Daigo, in particular.
✘ The huge push on the younger ones (2015 material; Sexy Boyz etc) has completely pushed the older ones (Bakaleya guys, Yasui/Hagiya/Morita/etc) out of the limelight. The pool of juniors who won things hasn't grown that much, but a lot of established juniors were ousted. While I'm happy to see new faces getting some attention, I'm sort of bothered how Johnny's just has been completely ignoring the older guys recently, and I think it's reflected here.
✘ I don't think the Myojo staff was expecting Hokuto to win, and so as well as a two page spread for Genki, they also had a two page spread for Hokuto, which felt like a big waste of space when in the end, the Junior-on-Junior rankings were really cramped and we didn't get to see who voted for who. That's a big part of the Junior-on-Junior rankings for me, so I was really upset to see it not there.

But enough about the bad, let's talk about the good!! And there was a surprising amount of good!
✔ REIA PLACED IN KOIBITO NI SHITAI!!! He was 9th, just below Shigeoka Daiki (who dropped a whopping 6 places from last year)!! I'm so happy for my baby ♥
✔ Yugo won two categories! Like always, he won the "sixth sense" category, but he also won "seems like he'll be a good grandfather"! So adorable~
✔ Jinguji moved down in "want as your boyfriend" XDDD He and Kishi flipflopped, so now Kishi is 4 and Jinguji is 5. I find this to be hilarious.
✔ Reia won one category! "Junior who seems like he likes to keep things clean." I voted for him, so my vote counted!
✔ Kishi and Fu placed in both "best pair" and "pair who look alike" ♥
✔ Reia also placed in "looks good in girls' clothes," "looks good in Japanese clothes," "likes playing jokes on people," "sixth sense," "weak in a fight," and possibly others that I can't find right now!
✔ Yugo placed in "seems like he'll be a good dad," and "seems like he won't return mails," and maybe others that I can't find right now!
✔ Juniors voted Taiga best in Japanese clothes and girls' clothes XD
✔ Juniors voted Yugo best dad.
✔ Juniors and readers voted Jinguji most narcissistic XD;;; Accurate.
✔ There were a couple of random painfully cute photos of Miyachika and Genki being lovey-dovey together. ♥ One of Genki kissing Miyachika on the cheek and one of Genki watching Miyachika fill out the Junior ranking paper. It's seriously adorable.

I'm sure there're more that I'm forgetting, and there are definitely a lot more results that I think are cute or accurate, but that's what I can think of for now! If you're curious as to who won what and can't find a scan or anything, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to help out. There are way too many categories for me to write who won and placed for each, plus who won and placed in the junior-on-junior ranking, but I want to help out if I can!

Also, man has Marius gotten freaking tall. He's taller than Kento on the cover, and while I'm sure they're standing on something, he's definitely getting there. @___@;

tonitoni

Jan. 14th, 2014 11:10 pm
faded_lace: (Marius: sweet)
Despite myself, I'm actually really stoked to see Johnny's World again this weekend. XD; I hope I'm paying enough attention this time to anything other than omg Reia to write a halfway decent report. |D;;; But either way, I'm looking forward (in the most optimistic way possible |D) to seeing it not in the front row, so I can see more of what's actually going on. XD;

Another thing to be excited about is the stage photos! Luckily, our tickets are late enough that we'll be able to choose from all three batches of stage photos! As of right now, it looks like I'll probably be getting 9 sets, there are three of Fuma, and then one of Genki, one of Kishi, and two of Sakuma. Goodbye money! It's really weird to see non-Snow Man junior photos though, even if it's only the current Sexy Boyz + Jesse. I was sort of amused that because of Shark, Hokuto reportedly doesn't have any at all, in an unexpected turn of events. XD

Also, reports have it that 1) Marius and Sou have been appearing in the show off and on, and 2) all the kids from Clark weren't in the show this past weekend (so that's Miyachika, Reia, Matsukura, and Jesse, and possibly a few others, I think). If Reia isn't in it next weekend I'm going to be distraught. But I also really hope that Marius and Sou are there, too! It's totally unexpected, so just hearing that they were in it at all was a really nice surprise!
faded_lace: (Reia: cute)
I've found that not that many people translate the little sections at the back of the magazine, but a lot of the time, those are where the gems are, especially in terms of who's friends with who or who I ship with who. XD;; Since I like to be able to prove that I'm not crazy when I say that I have reasons for shipping people, and because I like sharing with the world, I have two more tiny little translations for you today~

Myojo 2012.10 )

Winkup 2014.1 )

Unrelatedly, today is seijin on hi, or Coming of Age Day!! This means I got off work and had a three day weekend, but also... Happy Coming of Age Ceremony to Kento, Yamada, Chinen, Yuto, Yuma, Hasshi, and of course, my beloved bb Yugo~
faded_lace: (Yabu&Takaki: you & me)
COUNTDOWN! I've been meaning to get this done, so I'm sorry it's taken forever for me to get to this, and the truth is that I STILL haven't watched the TV broadcast >__>;; But I figured I'd write up a little thing on the cute/amusing stuff that happened that didn't make it onto the broadcast (or at least I'm pretty sure it didn't, since the broadcast did play, albeit pixelated, on the screen at the dome)

A few things to know before reading this!
1) It's not a real report. I don't remember the setlist. This is just interesting things that I remembered well enough to want to report about them on LJ
2) I'm anti-Ijima... team Julie all the way!
3) I have Some Feelings about KisuMai :D
4) There was a bit of NEWS drama, and I'm not a huge fan of Yamapi, so I'll probably report about it in that light.

I don't think there's anything necessarily offensive under the cut, but like most human beings, I have opinions, so I'm just warning you here. XD;

And now! On to the report.

Countdown! )

Today was my first day back at work, so even though I just sat at my desk all day, I feel tired. |D; And so, I'll leave you with this adorable paparazzi photo of Reia and Shintaro playing games on the train in 2012~ It's so cute that they're such good friends even so long after Snow Prince Gasshoudan worked together. Also, what Shintaro says about Reia here (also from 2012) is so cute, It's a feeling that we're always together. At rehearsals or shows, we're always playing the same video game, and we often go out to get ramen together, you know~ So cuuuuute. I find it adorable that they're still bffs even though Shintaro has gotten waaaaay bigger than Reia |D;;;

fic meme!

Jan. 3rd, 2014 03:27 pm
faded_lace: (Chinen: captivated)
First and foremost, I've finally updated my JE fic archive and regular fic archive! That's all my fics for 2013~

Next, I decided to do this fic meme again! I haven't done it in a long time, because for this first time since 2010, I'm actually proud of how much fic I wrote this year. I know 35 fics isn't that much, but it's better than I've been doing, so I want to pat myself on the back.

Fics for 2013! )

Whew! That was a lot of work. But I hope that all of my readers enjoyed my fics from 2013, and that you'll continue reading in 2014! I really appreciate all the hits and comments that I get, so thank you all for your support!
faded_lace: (Ohno: happiness)
Another 2013 roundup! I think I've had a reasonably productive year, considering that I have a full time job and all XD; Here's a numerical listing of what I've done this year:

Translations: 9
Icon batches: 6 (401 icons total)
Fics: 34 (35 including JE Hols, which will be posted in 2014 due to the reveal date)
Johnny's Shows/Concerts/Stageplays attended: 15

And here's a 2013 fandom meme! )

So, from 6 am Hawaii time until probably 3 pm Japan time on the 28th/29th, I'll be out of commission, since I'm traveling back home and immediately heading to Tokyo for three days with [livejournal.com profile] britkit27 and [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou. I'll probably will be pretty busy, so this might be my last post until the new year! If so, I hope everyone had a great 2013 and that everyone has a great 2014, too!

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