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faded_lace: (Hikaru: charming)
Sorry about the lateness of this post, but... I made it home in one piece! America was super busy and stressful with all the family obligations, but... I'm back now!

I'm still way more jet-lagged than I expected, so I've spent most of the time sleeping and wondering whether my body wants me to eat or not eat, but I'm sure I'll be rejuvenated soon. For now... just trying to survive jumping right back into work after my trip XD;

On the bright side, only slightly more than a week until I see NEWS in Shizuoka!

I made it!

Apr. 11th, 2017 09:42 am
faded_lace: (Yugo: well?)
I meant to post this earlier, but I just wanted to drive by to say I'm alive and I made it to America! I'm pretty jetlagged and exhausted, but I'm here XD;

I'm still mostly on hiatus; I'll be checking LJ about once a day, so I'll try to get back to people as soon as possible! Sorry for any slow response, and I'll be back in Japan on the 17th!

Wish me luck in getting over my jet lag @__@
faded_lace: (NEWS: colors ♥)
In an attempt to avoid letting it join the long list of overdue concert reports that I need to write, here's the report for the first day of NEWS's 2017 Tour, which I saw in Sapporo on Saturday! I had a really good time and tried to capture as much detail as possible here, so I hope it's an enjoyable read!

NEWS Live Tour 2017 'Neverland,' 2017.4.1 @ 5 pm )

All in all, there were some weird parts or parts that I need to see again to really get, but all in all, it was a really great show and I enjoyed it a lot! It's always fun to see the happenings that go on on the first day, too XD; There were particularly a lot of mic issues this time! But at any rate, I'm really looking forward to going again!
faded_lace: (Shige: grin)
It became my turn at Shiritori while I was in Hokkaido, so I figured I'd write about Hokkaido! By the way, this fic has nothing to do with the Dostoyevsky book by the same title, oops. XD;

title: The Idiot
rating: r
pairings:Kato Shigeaki x Kusano Hironori ; side Koyama x Tegoshi
warnings: brief and non-explicit description of sex
word count: 3,290
beta: [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou
author’s note: This was inspired by my recent trip to Hokkaido to see the first show of NEWS’s Neverland tour. XD; I hope this is what was going on behind the scenes. Written for Shiritori @ [livejournal.com profile] writetomyheart!
summary: Maybe being around Kusano makes him an idiot, but Shige can’t bring himself to care.

'You idiot!' Shige bursts. )
faded_lace: (NEWS: colors ♥)
Back from Hokkaido! This trip was really fun and busy, so I'm exhausted now and I'm going to get to bed, but for the time being, I wanted to say that I'm here, I'm alive, and the concert was amazing! Our seats were in the arena literally two seats away from the center stage, which means we saw the majority of the concert with the guys extremely up close, and it was a really wonderful experience.

For now, things are kind of crazy because I'm going to work for the usual start of the year meetings and what have you until the opening ceremony and entrance ceremony on Friday, and then on Saturday I'm leaving again to head to the US for a relative's wedding. I'm not thrilled with this situation, or with missing the first week of school, but it is what it is.

At any rate, right now I'm full of love for Shige and already looking forward to the next shows (probably Nagoya for me), so I'm just going to try to ride the good feelings and get to bed.
faded_lace: (Shige: smile)
First Americaverse fic in a while! And first NEWS Americaverse fic ever? Today is a day of firsts!


title: Eye Discourses
rating: pg
pairing: Kato Shigeaki x Kusano Hironori
word count: 1,527
beta: [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou
author’s note: It’s been a while, but this is a part of Americaverse, where various Johnny’s are all (eventually) young adults born and raised in America, living in New York City. I’ve written mostly about Hey! Say! JUMP in the past, so this is a little something different and features Shige’s backstory, where he and Kusano are rich kids going to boarding preparatory school in Pennsylvania. Title from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, written for shiritori @ [livejournal.com profile] writetomyheart!
summary: Shige has what he thinks is more than his fair share of teenager problems.

Withdrawing to the other side of the classroom, Shige sinks into his desk with a sigh. )
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: (Shige: smile)
Today was exhausting. I had to meet a new coworker (the replacement for someone who I really, really disliked and who was generally a rude, racist, sexist asshole, so I was glad that he was being replaced, but also nervous that his replacement might be equally awful) and teach the class of kids who have intense behavioral issues, and then also teach an observation lesson that parents would be watching, so I was pretty much dreading the day from when I woke up in the morning. Luckily, I had a brand-new shirt to wear for the first time, and I felt like my outfit looked great and fashionable despite being a modified suit outfit (I had to wear a suit jacket for the observation lesson, but wore a cardigan for the rest of the day), and I also think my makeup looked great. For me, feeling like I look good in the morning and having that confidence boost can really make or break a day for me, so I started off on a good foot!

And then I met the new coworker, and he was, as far as I could tell, polite and respectful and not awful! When I had first met the previous awful guy and he found out I had way more experience than him, he'd gotten all up in arms and told me that I "had to respect him" and tried to nitpick literally everything I did to a ridiculous extent. The new coworker, when I told him I'd been working at my school for 4 and a half years, responded, "Wow, you must really know your stuff, then!" When Japanese coworkers, including the principal of the school asked the previous asshole guy to do anything, he'd say "WHAT?? Speak English!!" and argue with everything they asked of him. The new guy was very careful to be polite to my coworkers and do whatever was asked of him without getting in the way or being a bother. I don't really know anything about his personality and I don't think we're going to be best friends or anything, but I already have a positive impression of him. It's amazing how much just a respectful and polite attitude can get things off to the right start! (Also, as an aside, it's amazing how horrible and entitled and generally gross some foreign people can act in Japan.)

The horrible class was maybe slightly less horrible than they're fully capable of being, and then the parent observation class went fine, and randomly, one kid ran up to me outside of class announcing, "Everyone's talking about how Miranda-sensei is really good at kanji! Actually, katakana, hiragana, and kanji, the rumor is that all your writing is really neat and good!" Which was really cute, and made me feel good about myself. XD I'm not sure where this "hearsay" came from, but I was flattered, especially coming from a ten year old who really clearly was just saying it with no ulterior motive, and not trying to suck up to me, or anything like that.

And then I came home and watched the Emma PV a bunch of times, so all in all, it was actually a pretty successful day! I'm exhausted now, and ready for the weekend, but I'm glad that I was able to get through this day!

Shiritori!

Feb. 7th, 2017 04:12 pm
faded_lace: (Inoo: kitty)
Today has been really busy, but I managed to get out a goofy shiritori. XD; For some reason, fics about cats are my favorite genre.


title: Cat Person
rating: pg
pairing: Yaotome Hikaru x Inoo Kei
word count: 1,033
beta: [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou
author’s note: Ever since the episode of Itadaki High JUMP where Scottish Fold cats were ranked as Hikaru’s favorite kind of cat, I’ve been saying that Inoo should get one, and it’s become sort of a joke that maybe Hikaru would actually start to like them.
summary: Inoo wonders what sort of strange irony had made him into the complainer and Hikaru into the cat person.

'Morning~' comes the sound of Hikaru’s voice from the hazy edges of Inoo’s consciousness. )
faded_lace: (Shige: smile)
For the first time in almost a year, I have icons! Annoyingly, because I have photoshop CS5 but now have a retina display Macbook from 2016, my version of photoshop is basically useless because everything looks so pixelated, OTL. I spent the afternoon using my old and barely functioning old laptop for these, but I think it was worth it!

[94] NEWS
[2] NEWS
[1] Kato Shigeaki & Koyama Keiichiro
[3] Koyama Keiichiro & Tegoshi Yuya
[11] Koyama Keiichiro
[17] Masuda Takahisa
[19] Tegoshi Yuya
[41] Kato Shigeaki


奇跡起こせ♪ )

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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!

fic!

Jan. 18th, 2017 02:08 pm
faded_lace: (Inoo: intimate)
I wanted to get this done yesterday, on January 17th, but it didn't happen, alas. At any rate, Karafuto Ojisan fic! The number of people who can enjoy this is small, but... please enjoy. XD;


title: anniversary
rating: pg
pairings: gen; Tohru and Hitomi-centric
warnings: the focus of this fic is PTSD and the treatment thereof. While it’s not described particularly in detail, if that topic is likely to be upsetting to you, please read with caution.
word count: 1,280
beta: [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou
author’s note: This is set on January 17th, 2010, five years after the end of Karafuto Ojisan. It follows the timeline of 赤いスイートピー, but is set before it. You don’t necessarily need to read it to understand what’s going on here, but it might answer some questions. Like in 赤いスイートピー, I named Hitomi’s unborn (at the time of the play) child, though he doesn’t play a major part in this fic. Written for the 22nd anniversary of the Hanshin Earthquake in 1995.
summary: Hitomi has never really known how to help Tohru on the anniversary of the earthquake that totally destroyed his life.

January seventeenth is not a good day for Tohru. )

fic!

Jan. 16th, 2017 04:50 pm
faded_lace: (Shige: smile)
Something awesome happened today, but I'm not totally ready to talk about it on LJ yet, so... Starting off the year (a bit late... OTL) with an AU fic! Hopefully this is more enjoyable than weird, ahaha.


title: Blessing
rating: g
pairings: gen; Kato Shigeaki-centric
warnings: the main theme of this fic is dealing with disabilities; if that is something that might be stressful to you, please read with discretion!
word count: 1,493
beta: [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou
author’s note: Set in an AU where Shige, Massu, and Koyama all work for a fashion magazine! Tegoshi is in this AU in my mind, as well, as a model, but he hasn’t showed up yet in timeline, so please excuse his absence in this fic. XD; I was inspired by Shige’s 24 Hour TV drama last summer; written for shiritori @ [livejournal.com profile] writetomyheart!
summary: It’s been a long and difficult six months, Shige thinks as he arrives at the office on Monday morning.

He sighs was he grasps the heavy metal door handle and pulls the door open, the warmth of publication office building’s central heating a welcome change from the chill of the morning on his face as he slowly makes his way to the elevator. )
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!

T_T;

Jan. 6th, 2017 11:20 pm
faded_lace: (Marius: onoes)
Well, I meant to post again today, but instead, I came down with a gross bug, so I slept all day. >< I'm heading to Tokyo this weekend (here's to hoping I feel better tomorrow...), and Monday is a national holiday, so that means I'll be back online and back to work on Tuesday.

Sorry for the inconvenience!
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: cosy)
Happy New Year, flist!

I made it back alive and in one piece! I'm really exhausted from 3 concerts in less than 24 hours, but it was super fun, and my only regret is that I couldn't see the last JUMP show, too!

I have three days of work with no classes before another weekend in Tokyo (I know, what the hell am I doing with my life), so I'm going to try to get my shit together and make my regular New Year's posts, etc. I'm still pretty crazy with life stuff, but I'm going to try to get my year off to the right start!
faded_lace: (Yamachii: cuddles)
This is a bit late, but... shhh. XD; It's the traditional (?) Yamada and Chinen Christmas fic! XD;


title: Christmas Eve
rating: pg
pairing: Yamada Ryosuke x Chinen Yuri
word count: 579
beta: [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou
author’s note: I’ve written a Yamada and Chinen Christmas fic most other years, so I decided to do it again, a little late, this year. It’s not really much of anything because I was rushed, but it’s for shiritori @ [livejournal.com profile] writetomyheart!
summary: Having Chinen close and seeing his smile and his happiness is more than enough to be the best present he could possibly imagine.

He tries to fight it as his eyes start to close... )

I'm alive!

Dec. 29th, 2016 01:06 pm
faded_lace: (Inoo: cosy)
I'm back from Hiroshima and Kobe! I had a great time, and if I can find the time, I want to post photos here eventually, but for right now, I have one day at home before heading into Tokyo for New Year's.

As it turns out, a friend and I managed to hit for tickets to JUMP's shows on the 31st at 5 and the 1st at noon, and we're also going to Countdown, which means we're going to 3 concerts within 24 hours, yikes. We won't be getting a lot of sleep and I'll definitely be really busy, but I get back home on the 3rd, so I'll try to check in again then!

For now, happy holidays and particularly an early happy new year!

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