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2017-09-12 01:57 am
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rolling, rolling days

So, I am still mid-everything but since dear Val wanted to trade posts, a quick update from me here:

I'm moving!! It's a big move for me in a lot of ways: my childhood home of twenty years is the one being sold, this is the first time I need to go through alllll my stuff and throw things away (instead of keeping every item I have ever touched since 1994…), going into a much smaller space, moving across the country, moving into an unconventional floating home, it being a really weird sale even for that weird thing… it's a LOT.

CURRENTLY: we have our moving trailer to load for two more days and our dumpster for three and then our closing on Friday so I'm just trying to focus on getting out of this house… even though it feels kind of terrifyingly like our deal for our new house could a) fall through at the last minute and b) might be a bad decision so I almost wish it would fall through so there would be a redo.

COPING METHODS: a ration of flourless chocolate cake, rewatching Outlander and first season BSG, GnA (for the first time?? amazing)

Hopefully I will come back and update this in a few weeks with a picture of me in my new home saying how it all worked out somehow????? Let's just put that image out into the universe, shall we.
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Default)
2017-05-06 12:01 am
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quick update and hello!

So! Though I've had it for years, I finally set up my journal on dreamwidth and thought I'd try out this crossposting thing for myself! ♥ So, a few Recent Happenings:
  • My dad injured his knee on Monday while climbing and it might be bad. He's been foolishly using it all this week (including belaying my brother! while he campused the hardest lead climb in the gym! which no one has done! so of course, he DID fall! and my dad, of course, then had to throw all his weight onto his injured knee! if you know anything about climbing... this was a bad idea and should have been avoided in the first place!) and it's only gotten worse now. He was hoping it was going to be a minor tear that would heal on it's own... the only other scary possibility is knee surgery. :(
  • All of this is happening when we're supposed to be working on moving... I don't want to talk about it, asjjdkfhg
  • Skam is breaking my heart by currently airing it's LAST season when we thought we'd get two more after this and have a whole additional YEAR of it running. So while I'm very engaged, everything is so bittersweet already! Especially when we can't help but imagine the current plotlines strung out over three separate seasons and done from three separate perspectives. It's hard to be still in the middle of something and already have your heart broken about the way things could have gone. It's not even over and I'm already like "thirty years from now, I'm going to be mourning the Skam seasons that weren't". At the same time, we've just got to try to enjoy what we do have, y'know??? We only have 6~7 more weeks of Skam at ALL~ 
  • Speaking of... I'm going to be desolate when the fandom starts dispersing after it ends. I've really moved there, it's my home, I've made friends. I've gotten back into editing/gifing occasionally and even though it's a sideblog, I have more followers there than I've ever had anywhere... gah, it's gonna suck to have to move on! But I know it can only hold together for so long after it's a closed canon...
  • And then it's going to dump me back out into this ongoing moving process, now with far less comfort and distraction.
  • Hold me. 
Also, my birthday is in five days and I have nothing planned! My present to myself is that I got the bundled LE and RE of the Are You Happy? blurays... but unfortunately, I still have to wait. I will at least have the future arrival of them to buoy my spirits but that doesn't really solve my how-to-make-my-birthday-less-depressing... I can only hope that Skam will do a thing, the wily minx. 
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (嵐: SHOOOOOOO)
2017-01-28 12:44 am

♪ Lyden av noe som slipper oss fri ♪

Okay, at this point lj REALLY feels like a diary to me because I can’t imagine there are people still here to read it but [livejournal.com profile] phrenk and I are doing another post-exchange for motivation! She makes sure to reel me into one at least once a year, bless her. ♥♥♥ This is mostly going to be about my current Big Fandom Upheaval because that just happened and was a drastic shift for me:

☀ I’m into a new fandom and it SAVED me. I’m currently tumbling a lot about Skam, a Norwegian show that I’m going to assume you got hit with gifs of at some point. It’s a really wonderful show, it’s basically a ~dream show for me? It’s soft and gay and emotionally hard-hitting and artistically rich and basically was the most nuanced breakdown of internalized homophobia I’ve ever seen, as well as a great portrayal of [REDACTED FOR SPOILERS]. The best first love story for a gay teen? A better show that I had even thought to hope for? Given me characters I care about more deeply than I have in years? I know love and its name is Skam Season Three. (There's also a really awesome girl squad that's a big focus of s1 & s2, it's just that s3 and the soft cuddling boys is what hooked me.)


Pictured: Why I started watching this show

☀ I say it SAVED me because it came along at just the right time to help break me free from One Direction. Which I really needed. Basically, being in that fandom had reached the point of daily suffering but it was hard to leave when my dash there was so fast moving and as much I do love JE, there’s just not enough fandom content to possibly replace the community I’d lose. Then comes along Skam, beautiful beautiful Skam that so many people are excited about, sweeping in to provide this rush of flailing as the fandom exploded from mid-November to mid-December. Which lined up p e r f e c t l y to my suffering reaching intolerable levels in early December. I basically had one day where I noped out and even though I still check back a couple times a week, I’m mentally free from the cycle now?? It feels soooooo good. I don’t think I can even tell you how good unless you know what it’s like to live as a larrie. It would almost be easier if my opinion had changed but it really hasn't, it's just the situation got too sad for me to watch anymore. :(

☀ Which also has the bonus of freeing up more mental energy to follow Arashi and Eito again?? I've been upping my dosage of Arashi and it's been doing me good. :) Like, I know I feel better about the world when I have them in my day yet somehow I still forget how much they cheer me up? They cheer me up a lot, I've been mainlining Arashi concerts in particular?? That's, like, the most pure concentrated happiness I can use to wash through me~ I really want to get back into watching the parts of old shows I haven't seen still again?? I think it's been enough years. I think it's time to stop saving them. :D And I'd totally fallen off the Eito wagon for a long time but now I'm getting back to them and I love them so~ I came back to an excellent Yasu hair era and what more could I want.

☀ Speaking of, today the Skam fandom had another nice surprise for me: I'm mutuals with someone who I don't talk to directly a lot but we exchange a lot of mutually complimentary tags about how much we like each other's thoughts and meta. She's really far more excited about my meta than I think it deserves!! Anyway, I struck up a chat with her today and it was going well, she was apologizing if she messed up prepositions in English since she's not a native speaker and tired and happened to bring up Japanese. And I was like "oh, I saw you tag in Japanese once and meant to say I was super excited??". Which led to:

her: i pretend i only care about cool skam meta but actually i like terrible japanese boybands
me: ...wait... do we know each other from Japanese boyband fandom and I just didn't realize it???
her: ajaksdjsd do you like them too :DD
me: hahaha YES!!!
her: wtfffff
i cannot believe you're into johnnys bc you seem so sensible???? is this conversation even real???
me: hahahahahahaha
I'm laughing SO much that I seem too sensible for Johnny's
I should take a picture of my DVD shelf right now :D
this IS so surreal though!!

She's a fellow Arashian who recently got into Kanjani8??? Also a longtime fan??? We had to stop each other at several points to say how surreal this felt. I mean, everyone on tumblr is into kpop! I would have never expected to randomly bump into a fellow Johnny's fan in a completely different fandom! Though actually I was telling her that one the people who translated Skam s3 as it aired (that she probably would know of) is an Arashian ("stormboxx" but you wouldn't necessarily assume it was that storm) so we're up to a count of three now. :D

☀ Also a pleasant surprise, my Skam sideblog might become my most followed blog after only a couple of months? It's not a big number for tumblr but it's a big number for me, especially since it's only been two months since I was shocked to get an anon because I thought only a few friends who followed me over there ever read what I was saying. It's nice because the thing I miss most from being a larrie is being a ~pillar of the community~ there. So even though follower counts aren't something I'm hung up on (I literally block it so I can't see it, I don't like being stressed by watching people unfollow), it's nice to feel like my blog is serving a purpose for people. My one true pride is that I tag everything by individual clip so it's very organized at least. :)

☀ It's funny there too because I follow a lot of larries-within-the-Skam-fandom and I have never seen a group of people so averse to drama, after what we've been through. Even worthwhile ~discourse within this fandom we're like "nope, see ya, I am literally just here for me, I'm sorry but no."

☀ My poor Arashi/personal blog @topazera is really suffering right now though. It's almost pure depressing politics at the moment. Probably like a lot of people, I can't figure out the best way to engage? It does motivate me to try and make a difference, seeing the community engagement on tumblr, but I haven't yet figured out how to strike a good balance. I need to remember to post other content, it's just sad to look at that blog now because all my fun stuff is over on my Skam sideblog.

☀ I'm on SUCH a TV drought though, since all I want to do is rewatch Skam. Let's see, I'm really only currently watching: The Flash (catching up after falling behind), Emerald City (featuring the Most Beautiful Face Ever Maybe, in Dorothy Gale) and my ongoing The OC rewatch with Val?? I reallyyyyy need to figure out what to start~

☀ Um, I feel like I should be unloading about my personal life but... that's not nearly as fun... maybe I'll save that for the next time Val needs further motivation to post and wants to do an exchange. Okay, a little preview is: my brother is currently really not doing well and living with him is hard because he's running on such a low calorie diet that it messes him up to even smell food? Which is obviously a problem when I like to use the kitchen to cook. But I just am so used to accommodating his needs that even though this isn't reasonable, I'm still letting it mess me up. I'll go way too long without eating and then be too tired to cook, trying not to step on his toes. I have a really low appetite anyway so the last thing I need is to be pushing off eating when I do happen to get hungry.

See, not nearly so fun~ Okaaaay, lj, see you for more content about fandoms you don't care about and depressing real life fun facts soon! :D
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Default)
2015-02-25 10:31 am
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♫ SO TELL ME WHYYYYyyyyYYYY ♫

People still need wallpapers, right? That's a thing we still post... somewhere? :D Well, I'm posting them here. XD Two Arashi wallpapers for the latest release of Sakura. I really dug the vibe of the PV but wanted something higher res than what straight screenshots could give me... so here's my take on dark and flowery. ♥




+1 more )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (AtLA: Getting all... bendy)
2015-01-26 08:23 pm

Random Arashi Cap Post of Jan 2015!!!

HOLD THE PHONE, it's a REAL POST on my LJ!! To thank for this miracle is (of course) Val/[livejournal.com profile] phrenk, who subtly mentioned she was making a POST on LJ of caps of Arashi things. Y'know, just in case I might like to do the same~ It turned out I did. ♥ I know I say this like a broken record, but man, lj is deservedly missed for its long form posting format! It's just not the same to post a series of caps on tumblr. ♥

So as follows, a whole bunch of whatever Arashi caps I randomly took for no purpose over the past few months! Don't worry, I don't expect comments on sleepy lj~ ♥ My only wish is: please don't post these on tumblr, as I have my own tumblr which these may get posted on in the future! Thank you, dear lj survivors who deserve some exclusive content anyway~ :D

Ohmiya-on-the-couch
Okay, since I don't know how to be a human that doesn't take these caps all the time, your obligatory Ohmiya-on-the-couch section of my AnS caps! :D
Assorted AnS eps from #20-70 idk but no spoilers! )


Various AnS moments I've meant to go back and gif
I'm sorry, I don't remember the ep, one in the 20s-30s! )

AnS #49 2007.09.10 )

AnS #55 2007.10.22 )
AnS #60 2007.11.26 )

AnS #63 2007.12.17 )

AnS #68 2008.01.28 )

AnS #72 2008.02.25 )

AnS #73 2008.03.03 )


Now for some random VSA caps, which I am sure all felt extremely important at the time taken. :D
Various VSA but no spoilers~ )

Because drunk fishing Ohno is so important.
Shiyagare #196 2014.11.08 )


Nino exemplifying everyone who has to work on a Saturday
Shiyagare #196 2014.11.08 )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (嵐: SHOOOOOOO)
2014-10-01 06:49 pm
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YONDER

HI, my never very frequently updated lj! An update: I'm got the chance to do something interesting and I'm currently trying my hand at living in Hawaii for a few months! Since lj is still my favorite way to organize photos and I wanted to share them for a few people anyway, onwards to a where-I-am-living-now post!


Click if you like nosing around people's places :D )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (HYD: Those crazy kids)
2014-01-14 11:32 pm
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drama finishing challenge 2014!

DRAMA FINISHING CHALLENGE 2014
Come join us and knock a drama off your list!
@folderdropping


Hey all! For all you loyal lj users still checking your flist diligently, I just wanted to let you know that [livejournal.com profile] folderdropping is once again holding a Drama Finishing Challenge and it starts tomorrow!

If you have some dramas you want try and finish in the next six weeks and want to do it alongside others, feel free to come take a look at the details @ [livejournal.com profile] folderdropping! ♥

Hope everyone out there is well and for the record, as inconsistent as I always have been with it, I miss lj!
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Actor: [Eun Hye] The most charming girl)
2013-02-06 09:20 pm
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Jun to Ai - Episode Summaries

Jun to Ai
Episode Summaries

Info + Episode Summaries )

[Post to be edited as I continue watching!]
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (美人: Kanno Miho: Lady of my ~heart~)
2013-02-06 07:19 pm
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Drama Watching - Jun to Ai

[I'm crossposting this from my tumblr because a) I was never quite sure which platform this belonged on and b) I'm going to be posting an index post of my episode summaries for the show here and I wanted my flist to have some context of why this is appearing on their flist! :D]

Oh man, I made a possibly ill-advised drama venture but it’s paying off for me so I thought I’d share! :D I’ve never watched an asadora before and I don’t generally watch dramas unsubbed (especially something that promises to be 151 episodes long, even if they are only 15-minute episodes XD) but nevertheless, I am now watching Jun to Ai. The leads lured me in; I have fond feelings for Kazama Shunsuke and I’ve really wanted to see more of Natsuna’s acting. I thought her female Ranma was the best part of that… really something Ranma 1/2 adaption. XD

IN SHORT [just a plot summary but spoilers for the first couple of episodes!], it is about a Kano Jun, the middle child of a family who runs a small hotel on Miwakojima, Okinawa. She looooves the hotel business and goes to Osaka to work at a fancy chain hotel and prove she is a way more deserving business successor than her older brother. However she gets into a lot of scrapes and everyone sort of hates her because she’s brash and uncompromising about making customers happy. There she meets Machida written-as-‘Ai’-but-read-as-‘Itoshi’, a shy, social recluse due largely to his ability to see people’s true natures if he looks them directly in the face. But Jun’s face is different for him because she’s so straightforward that she doesn’t have a hidden face. :) And so starts their strange-but-sweet relationship. ♥ (Their love theme in the BGM is very whimsical, it reminds me a lot of Benny & Joon :D)

I have to say while this one is not getting the skyrocketing ratings that would denote it a classic and I’m sure I would also love the historical asadoras, I really like the tone and format of this show! More than anything, it reminds me of reading a shoujo manga. :D Each day you get a new “chapter” and the end of the week is the end of the volume. The story often flows directly from one chapter to the next. Our heroine is introduced front and center, in fact she narrates her story. We slowly get to know her through daily mishaps and family conflicts. As she starts circling closer to her love interest, so do we and through that, we start exploring his world too. This is a really familiar and really comforting story-telling structure for me!

topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (HYD: Those crazy kids)
2013-01-17 09:06 pm

drama finishing challenge!

So I'm not sure what percentage of people follow me but not [livejournal.com profile] folderdropping (it's probably low but existent) so I thought I'd post here too just in case!

Val and I are trying to knock off some of the paused/abandoned dramas on our list and since there were two of us doing it, we thought we'd might as well open it up to anyone else who might want to do the same! ♥ Sometimes announcing your goals publicly is the kick in the pants you need to actually get things done. :)

If you have some dramas you want try and finish in the next six weeks and want to do it alongside others, feel free to come take a look at the details @ [livejournal.com profile] folderdropping! ♥
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!)
2013-01-09 09:06 pm

Idols I Have Loved: Favorites of 2012 by artist

Hey f-list! How are you? Is 2013 treating you well so far? This first week has been fine for me but fingers crossed I don't have a black cat cross my path or get attacked by a turkey (more likely, they have been chasing the mailman) and jinx the whole thing. :) Guess what though? I'm not quite done with 2012. LOL, okay, I thought of doing an end of the year Idols I Have Loved music post since about December 8th but I just haven't gotten things together until now. SO, if everyone isn't over reminiscing yet, here's my contribution!

The criteria for who I was going to discuss in this post was basically: only if I've followed more than one release and actively kept up with their performances, they're in. I like a looooooot of people casually but this post was going to get out of control if I just blabbed about everyone I've had a whirlwind romance with this year. :P These artists were people I, unexpectedly or not, knew and felt a lot about this year!

Since we live in a) the tumblr era and b) the policed YouTube era, I've included both celebratory gifs for each artist (epilepsy warning... in fact, seeing them all together, I really think I should have just used pictures. A LITTLE INTENSE.) and uploaded files if you want to follow along! Sorry if the files are kind of big, I originally made them to make gifs off of and thought why not share. ♥ All files with more than one part need to be joined and then the ending changed from .psd to .mp4. All files of Korean artists (except for one), were originally encoded by Gallade and reencoded to mp4 by me. All files are 720p, with one exception at 450p. :)

Click the spoiler to find out if you are interested in the people represented in the post (or don't and be surprised). Also, there are spoilers for one Kouhaku performance in this post, click for which one: Arashi, Kanjani8, Hey! Say! JUMP, Perfume, f(x), Miss A, Gain, Jokwon, Seo In Guk! Contains spoilers for Kanjani8's Kouhaku performance, if you haven't seen it yet!

Idols I Have Loved
Favorites of 2012
by artist


COUNTDOWN COUNTDOWN )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Default)
2012-11-10 01:08 pm
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Popcorn Reaction Post + Wallpapers!

Hey lj! I've been wanting for a while to get back in the swing of posting something and I think the mail truck is going to beat out other potential posts... my Popcorn CD arrived! :D This may be a little late but my Popcorn boom was delayed a bit by a) waiting for my copy of the CD to listen and b) Hurricane Sandy, which struck almost exactly when my CD shipped, causing it to be redirected to Alaska while I woefully waited without power for four days. XD BUT I think that experience made it enjoy my first listen all the more soooo I'm going to count this one as a waiting success! :D

I have unleashed my excitement in two ways: thoughts about the album that got way too long and wallpapers that have way too many versions! Please feel free to skip either if you are interested in one. :)

Thoughts on the album... )

15 wallpapers + alternates )

And a quick life update, I'm going to visit my dear Val in Indiana tomorrow!! It's all very exciting, my visit to her kept getting pushed off and pushed off so I'm very gleeful the day is finally here. ♥ I expect my life to get a 1000% increase in Arashi and drama irl fangirling soon~
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (AtLA: [Katara] Turning the tides)
2012-09-30 12:45 am
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FAITH: Seven Moments from Episode Eight

Good evening, livejournal! So, I am back from my several month long journey to another country. This post, however, is not about that. Instead, A KDRAMA. XD Of courseeeeee. You can take the internet away from the girl but not the internet out of the girl. Or something. ♥

I'm currently watching Faith and enjoying it thoroughly! When Val and I hit episode 8, we basically flipped out so much over the episode that a challenge was issued immediately afterward: CAP YOUR SEVEN FAVORITE MOMENTS AND TALK ABOUT THEM. It is a testament to this episode that even cutting it to seven was difficult. I REALLY LIKE THIS SHOW BTW. ♥

As this is an episode-specific post, it is presented without trying to explain the context of each scene and with a ton of spoilers. Each scene is titled with what I called it when listing it (which, aw, Val and I did independently ♥) and ordered according to when I cemented in that yes, that scene needs to be on the list.

OKAY, ALSO HERE IS VAL'S COMPANION POST, GO GO GO!


a little touch of heavenly light )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!)
2012-06-04 04:07 am
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BIG THINGS AFOOT

So, unfortunately, I haven't kept up with posting every week! What a shame! I really loved posting more frequently. I miss photoshop and lady posts and random screencaps! I've really been far more removed from lj than I'd like. BUT I do have a reason for the drop off as I've had a lot on my mind recently. Including some DEVELOPMENTS--

In chronological order, with some things of lesser importance in here to mix it up a little. Plus, pictures, I always feel like I need visual aids~ XD
Too much news for your flist to handle! :) )

5) Most importantly but also what I've been nervous to actually talk about and make real, I am going to Japan for the summer. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh~ I've been to Japan once before but that was eleven years ago now! I was in high school and I went along with the Rotary Club who arranged everything for me, so it was really a whole different kind of experience. This time I'm going with my brother, we're aiming for moderately-inexpensive-by-comparison trip by doing a couple homestays and some hostels/dormitories. I KIND OF CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING AND WE LEAVE ON JUNE 13TH alsdkla;dfgl. But it's a good time, neither of us has commitments right now and we might as well do something memorable with the time!

I'm sure at some point I will be really excited but right now, I'm incredibly nervous??Sometimes I get up in the middle of the night and have a minor panic attack. XD It's just so much to plan, trying to figure out where we're going to be and how we'll get there! This was a pretty last-minute trip that's mostly being arranged for my brother's sake and I'm just the companion. And planner. XD Plus, I understand more Japanese than I speak and I certainly can't read more than a few kanji so I'm still not sure about how I'll get around in day to day life! I'm especially concerned about transportation, both buying the tickets and figuring out how to get on the right stuff! Buses! I'm not very good at buses even when they are in English! I'm trying to tell myself that I can only take it a day at a time but it's hard not to worry in advance. :)

SO, if anyone on my flist has any Japan experience/will be in the country and wouldn't mind fielding an occasional omg I'm confused question, I'd really, really appreciate it? :D It would be reassuring to have a language-emergency contact. :) I know a couple people with be there, like [livejournal.com profile] felixkeep! Though I'm not sure if I'll be in the same place as anyone, I think we'll be spending a lot of time in the Kansai area. WOW, I'M STILL IN DENIAL THAT I'M ACTUALLY GOING. :D Any general travel advice would be much appreciated too! Really, I'm very open to anything. :D

SO YES, TO SUMMARIZE: JAPAN! JUNE 13TH-SEPTEMBER 3RD! I'D BE HAPPY TO MEET UP WITH FANDOM PEOPLE IF WE OVERLAPPED SOMEWHERE! I WOULD EXPLODE WITH JOY IF I COULD GET INTO EITHER THE ARASHI OR EITO EVENTS THIS SUMMER, IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS FOR HOW TO DO THAT WHEN TICKETS ARE AS EXCLUSIVE AS THEY ARE!! AHHHHHHHHH~~~~ :DDDDD
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (嵐: Steal my Sunshine)
2012-05-10 01:05 pm
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Arashi TV Master List

Arashi TV Master List


FOR DREAM. It's FOR DREAM. )
Checked for all files:
RS: MMA, AnS, HnA, GRA, Mayonaka, AniShi, DnA, VSA
Other: TSD, Hanamaru, Oshareism
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (∞: 無限大)
2012-04-25 11:08 pm
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Kanjani∞ TV Master List

Kanjani∞ TV Master List
関ジャニ


Yellow punched you for real. )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (HK: OMG LOVE!!)
2012-04-10 03:43 am
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Other Johnny's TV Lists

Other TV Lists
ジャニーズ事務所

Enough love to go around... )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (NC: Stalking is caring!)
2012-04-09 02:29 am

31 Days of Ladies: 29. Iwasa Mayuko

WOO, THE SERIES CONTINUES! Though this time I must warn, there's some gravure shots yonder! That means bikinis (yes, you probably should not click this at work) and also I ramble throughout about my feelings re: gravure. If you want to avoid either thing, I understand. XD There's nothing too scandalous, it's all very tame, but it is skin. ...Happy Easter, have some boobs? :)

29. Iwasa Mayuko


Name: Iwasa Mayuko, also called Mayu and Iwamayu // 岩佐真悠子
Age: 25, born February 24, 1987
Skills: Acts, gravure models, plays piano, really loves professional wrestling, apparently!
Distinct features: Ears that stick out! That's how I identified her at first, the girl with those cute, sticky-outy ears. :)
As seen in: A whooooole lot of minor roles. Nodame's piano department friend in Nodame Cantabile, a contestant in LIAR GAME, some really small role in Swing Girls I don't remember, the queen bee Hibari in Hana Kimi, ruling the school again in Mei-chan no Shitsuji, and playing to type recently as a guest star on Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de.
Why she's on my list: Stealing scenes every single time she plays a HBIC and that is often. I cared about Hibari in Hana Kimi and Izumi in Mei-chan waaaay disproportionately to the amount of screentime those characters actually received. Izumi was vying for my favorite character of that series? I really need to see her in a lead role because she's got some major acting talent. For as much as she has a type, her characters have been very unique to me. Seeing her in a lot of smaller roles has slowly accumulated to "I really like Iwasa Mayuko".
Perennially popular in high school for good reason... )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (FMA: golden hours)
2012-04-03 02:19 am
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