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&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: 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: 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;
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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 )
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Last month's Potato was so attractive that I couldn't help but make icons of it! Not a very productive thing to do with my day, I know, but the boys are pretty at least? XD;

[45] Hey! Say! JUMP
[5] Arioka Daiki
[5] Inoo Kei
[5] Okamoto Keito
[5] Takaki Yuya
[5] Chinen Yuri
[5] Nakajima Yuto
[5] Yaotome Hikaru
[5] Yabu Kota
[5] Yamada Ryosuke


♫〜それとも僕が嫌いなの?〜♫ )

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As promised, I come bearing photos of kuji goods! I don't want to think about how much I spent on this kuji in total, but it's so worth it! The goods were all so cute, and I'm really happy with them. ♥

Kuji & Collab Goods! )

I'm so grateful that JUMP finally got a 7-11 Kuji. ;____; It's all finally ended and they took down all the banners, sadly, but it was so wonderful while it lasted. I hope that eventually they'll have another!
faded_lace: (Inoo&Hikaru: upward)
After waiting until a day after the release date to get it, I got busy and, blasphemous as it is, only got around to watching the Kimi Attraction videos and makings today. My conclusion: JUMP makings were actually more interesting when they were all reckless brats who were probably driving the staff insane. Of course… that's not actually 100% how I feel, but there has recently definitely been a feeling of them being mature adults who can handle a few hours of down time while filming without running around breaking things or riding bikes in the parking lot. It's really great to see them focus so hard on work and be such wonderful, mature hard workers, but on the other hand, it's a little nostalgic thinking back to the makings that I watched thinking "I don't envy their staff." XD; It was still really enjoyable, though, and I think in the end you can tell from the end product how much more mature and hardworking they are. I particularly like the dance~

I did a breakdown of the lyrics after watching it, which is obviously not 100% quantitative unless you literally want to count syllables, because what does an "oh oh" or an "ah ah" count for? XD But I tried to make it as discrete and numerical as possible. The final count of solo lines per person is:
Yamada: 8.5 lines
Yuto: 5 lines
Chinen: 4.5 lines
Daiki: 4.5 lines
Inoo: 4.5 lines
Yabu: 2.5 lines
Hikaru: 2 lines
Takaki: 2 lines
Keito: 1.5 lines
Unsurprisingly, the big loser is Keito. Surprisingly, the second biggest loser is Takaki? Hikaru has the same number of lines as him, but Hikaru also says the majority of the "oh oh"s and get slightly more screen time due to that. Hikaru also made out super well in Chau#, while Takaki was stiffed in Kira Kira Hikare (give the shortest and presumably lowest-ranked solo line in the second verse since it was Inoo's in the first verse, and he's ranked below Yuto, Chinen, and Daiki, who had the other three). I'm wondering if Takaki did something to piss off the management (Takaki and Keito are pretty much a Friday waiting to happen…) or if it's just that he's unlucky at the moment.

The other surprising things are that Yuto has more solo lines than Chinen and Daiki, while Inoo has the same as them? Inoo has, since the beginning of this phase of Inoo Kakumei, been consistently ranked sort of just below Chinen and Daiki, but I honestly felt that both in the visuals and the solo lines, he was an equal to them this time. If anything, I felt like those three were sort of the mains for this single, and while Yamada is the group's center and therefore, as always, got the most solo lines, he sometimes was actually pushed behind or to the side of Chinen, Daiki, and Inoo. On the other hand, Yuto had more solo lines, but visually, I felt like he was pretty clearly second-tier importance? It almost felt like the extra solo lines were a consolation prize for him not being visually featured, or something.

Those are just my thoughts and opinions, though, of course. Either way, while I don't have as strong of a feeling of love for Kimi Attraction as I did for Chau# right when it came out (and what's with the really unexpected electric guitar part?) I do really enjoy it, and its first week sales are going really well (somewhere around 189,000?) I'm happy for and proud of JUMP!
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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: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
This is the second installment in my Nagoya JUMPing CARnival experience, and to avoid redundancy, I'm not going to rehash the things that were the same as the concert on the night of the 18th. If you're interested in a more full and fleshed out account of the concert, please check out this report, which is the one for the 18th.

With no further ado, on to the report!

JUMPing CARnival August 19th, 2015 )

And that's all! The show was so much fun, I'm really looking forward to seeing it in Yokohama in October!
faded_lace: (Yabu&Takaki: you & me)
On August 18th I got up ass early to head into Nagoya for the two days of the JUMP concert! Nagoya is pretty far from where I live (or rather… because I live in the middle of nowhere, I have to take a really indirect route because my train options are limited) so it took me more than four hours to get there, but it was so worth it!

JUMPing CARnival August 18th, 2015 )

It was a really fun concert, even if the guys were clearly really tired from all their 24 Hour TV promotions. I'm glad that I got to see it twice! I'll try to get my report from the 19th up soon!
faded_lace: (Chinen&Takaki: intimacy)
I started to write a Crea writeup, but work was too busy today, and I had a ton of over-work, so I ended up not being able to finish. I'll try to get it done tomorrow!

Teaching elementary the day after a concert and 5 hours of trains is exhausting @__@; Today was a particularly rough day due to some 12 year olds who think they're too cool for school, but… I came home and watched several episodes of TakaChii in France, and that totally made up for it! I watched the beginning of the show back in 2013, shortly after it aired, but I stopped about 4 episodes in and never picked it up again for a variety of reasons. Now that late 2011 ~ early 2013 are firmly in the past, it's much more enjoyable, and though I'd seen all of the episodes I watched again today, I'm looking forward to continuing this time.

My life is so exciting, I know. |D;

[EDIT] I counted just now, and my last time at Karafuto Ojisan was my 50th Johnny's event! Happy 50 to me! I know it's not that big of a deal, but it seems like it is, anyway XD;
faded_lace: (Chinen&Takaki: intimacy)
I'm not sure how common knowledge this was in foreign fandom, but for about two weeks in March, the Korosensations PV costumes were available to be seen from close up in a variety of music stores around Japan. I wasn't able to go to Fukuoka, Osaka, or Hokkaido, but I saw all of the costumes in the Kantou and Chubu regions, so I figured I'd post the photos here. ^^

I guess it's not that exciting to see photos of the costumes rather than seeing them in person, but I do have a few observations and insights to add, so if you're interested, please check below the cut. ^^

Sensations~ )

And with that, we managed to see at least one costume for every member of JUMP Sensations! Sadly Inoo's exciting costume was in Osaka, and there was no way I was paying for the shinkansen just to see the costume, but I was excited even just for what I was able to see! I hope that Johnny's does this again sometime, because it was really cool to see all the costumes up close ♥
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
Today my attempts to make a real post were thwarted by watching Zeus, ahaha. Oops. I won't spoil it, but there were some good and some bad things… but Chinen really got to shine, so I'm happy about that ♥ Even if, as expected, Ino-chan got totally shafted… sigh.

Also, I forgot to mention it before, but I'm really excited that Ino-chan is going to be on VS Arashi next week! He'll be on for his drama "Tatakau! Shoten Girl." I'm sure he'll be as faily as ever, but I can't wait. &heart;

Seriously, going to try to make a real post tomorrow >__>;

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: (Taiga: uh huh)
I'm definitely coming down with something, but I've finally managed to update my JE fic archive and regular fic archive! That's it for 2014! Thanks for another great year, everyone. ♥

I also decided to do the New Year Fic Meme again this year, because I managed to write a decent number of fics this year, too! It's not that much, but I'm pretty proud of myself nonetheless. So, without further ado:

Fics for 2014! )

This meme is always a lot harder and more involved than I expect |D; But there you have it! I also want to take the time to thank everyone who's helped me out as a beta or moral support through the past year, including [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou, [livejournal.com profile] yararanger, [livejournal.com profile] britkit27, [livejournal.com profile] 9kinds, and [livejournal.com profile] snow. And of course, thank you to everyone who read my fics in 2014! I really appreciate it, and I'm looking forward to sharing my work in 2015 with you!
faded_lace: (Yamada: :o)
I have a lot of thoughts about stuff, but I'm not ever sure how I want to talk about them, or if I want to talk about them on LJ. So for right now I'm going to stick with the relatively simple and relatively clean-cut.

I guess it's not something I really talk about much anymore, but… I've been a huge Chinen fan for a really long time. Chinen is the reason I became a JUMP fan in the first place, and loving him has been a huge part of my life, especially when I was in college. He has a really special place in my heart.

But… I've been realizing that over time, both of us have changed, and I think that part of what was preventing me from really getting into JUMP for a while after the shit that was 2012 happened was the fact that Chinen just… didn't have the same draw for me. He's such a wonderful guy who cares so much about his friends and his fans, not to mention an amazingly talented dancer and dedicated hard worker, but… for whatever reason, as much as I love and admire him, the spark isn't there anymore.

…what I'm trying to say, albeit poorly, is that… I've tangae'd within JUMP. I realized last weekend that more and more, my favourite is Inoo. It was a hard decision/realization to come to, but I stand by it, and I'm really happy. So… yoroshiku, Ino-chan, and thank you for all the good times, Chinen ♥


Life is seriously giving me lemons right now, but even if I'm not skillful enough to make lemonade, I'm going to do my best to put the lemons on a shelf for now and deal with them one at a time. And in the meanwhile, focusing on the positives is really helping. ♥ Good luck to everyone else out there who's fighting, too.
faded_lace: (Yabu&Takaki: you & me)
I promise that one day I'll stop flailing over JUMP and actually do something productive, but for now… have a few photos of my JUMP weekend two weeks ago XD

s3art tour in Yokohama Arena~ )

Maybe one day I'll stop listening to Oh! Idol on repeat. Maybe.
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~

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!

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