topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (AtLA: Getting all... bendy)
HOLD THE PHONE, it's a REAL POST on my LJ!! To thank for this miracle is (of course) Val/[ 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

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 (AtLA: [Katara] Turning the tides)
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.


a little touch of heavenly light )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (NC: Stalking is caring!)
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 (AD: I'M A MONSTER! RAAAAAR!)
I take a lot of caps that I don't wind doing anything with, I just can't resist documenting the moment. So I thought it might be fun to do a little post of caps I probably wouldn't use otherwise! With cuts for each section, it case there are spoilers for you. :)

Youkai Ningen Bem (no spoilers) )

Luther (slight spoilers for the pilot) )

Ohno in HnA 2012.01.19 with Ishihara Satomi )

Oshima Yuko's Face! )

A Jim/Pam The Office Rewatch )

Karina on AnS #31 2007.04.30 )

Adam Couple in WGM Horror Special )

Mogura Team in DnA #76 2004.12.15 )
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So I'm back with my next lady installment! LOL, I need to get to these faster if I ever want to reach my 31~ Anyway, I didn't realize that I had listed these two next to each other but it's another actress from the show LIFE! Which I have not seen. So it really should not be that notable to me, I guess. XD

30. Kitano Kii

When my appendix was taken out, I held out for about 15 seconds under full-body anesthesia! )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (美人: Kanno Miho: Lady of my ~heart~)
For my weekly post I've decided it's time of start a series of posts I've wanted to do for a loooong time! When I was first getting into jfandom, [ profile] biases's Hovember posts were this super fun festival that introduced me to a lot of new people. However, they were all male-type people. :) There's always been much less of a concentrated fandom for the various women I love (though I notably remember alia's girlcrush series!), so that brings us to MY NEW CHALLENGE:
31 Days of Ladies

The basics:
I'm not good at posting on a strict schedule so rather than this being straight through for a month, I'm just going to make thirty one posts about women! Whenever I get there is fine!

This particular challenge I'm going to limit to Japan. Korea is a relatively new interest for me and it's just easier to mentally divide them otherwise I'll never narrow things down.

Since I love a lot of people (I love a lot of people), this isn't going to be a comprehensive list of favorites. I want it to be a bit of a mix of people I want to see more of and people I already love. So there will probably be NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS but that doesn't mean I don't love someone, just that I didn't feel like picspamming them for any number of reasons.

I will try to have them in a vague ranking BUT that might soon go to all hell when I want to picspam someone's face now rather than later. But I will try! :)

There might be more than one lady in a post!

So, if you come across a lady you like or you just want pretty pictures of pretty people being pretty, welcome! :) I tend to go on long google-imaging jags whenever I get interested in someone, so hopefully you can benefit from my obsessive searching tendencies. :DD

First up,
31. Seki Megumi

<3<3<3<3 )

Unofficial rule, I have to answer comments on the previous post before posting the next one!!


Feb. 9th, 2012 01:33 pm
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So LJ, let's be straight, I miss you. I miss posts with actual html. I miss putting more than four pictures together. I miss the commenting system. And since Val used her month-before-the-day-after-her-half-birthday wish to encourage me to post more here, I thought I'd make a proposition to myself. I'm going to try to post once a week! Something fandom related! A random picture I took! Anything! Considering a common way I relax is to work on things in photoshop until they are 80% and then never post them, I think there is a backlog that could help me here. ;) Consistency has never been my strong suit but I am officially challenging myself! GAUNTLET THROWN.

To kick things off, the very first thing I watched after I issued this challenge to myself: Lucky Seven Ep 1! I'm a little behind the times, drama-wise. I mean, not even just three episodes worth here. I still haven't um, started several of the dramas I meant to watch last season (Nazodi, cough cough). But time presses on and so does my screencap folder. To the spam!

Lucky Seven Episode 1
I'm always up for a good team )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (∞: Crumpled with LOVE)
Woo! I finished one! This is for [ profile] aegistheia, who suggested I flail over LIFE ~me no mae no muko e~ in my last post (which people are still free to add to)! Thank you for the excellent topic, this was a fun one to spam! LIFE is one of my three favorite singles that have come out since I entered the fandom. As it didn't seem too tough to do a couple of these, I decided to cap it and everything. :) And also this is a little bit for Tee, who got me revved up with her piqued interest in Eito. :D

Kanjani8's LIFE ~me no mae no muko e~ from MS 2010.08.27

Even if it's not for the others and you live only for yourself / I'm sure that you can create somebody else's smile )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (∞: Crumpled with LOVE)
Val and I happened to sync up in our watching of City Hunter for an episode and we were SO ENTHRALLED by this one scene that we decided to do a challenge! Twenty caps! Our one and only rule! Okay, getting this one scene down to only twenty caps almost killed me so take that as a recommendation. :DD

Spoilers for A REALLY GOOD PART of episode 8! )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (FH: Behold the power of a smooth chest!)
DRAMAS. DRAMAS ARE THE BEST, YOU GUYS. ♥ I'm currently in this wonderful period where all the dramas I'm watching are THE BEST! I know that I have a tendency to love love love things when I'm watching but for me, this is a remarkable time in how many things I love this much.

We're going to start with my #1 love: CITY HUNTER. It's been everyone's favorite new drama for a while but I only started watching it three weeks ago, okay?? OKAY. I looooooooove City Hunter. So much so that I take a billion caps of everything and then do nothing with them. ;) This post is brought you by Val's insistence that I don't need to make the best City Hunter post that has ever been and can instead just post caps that strike my fancy.

Recommended if you like vigilantes and the petite girls who throw them to the ground three times an episode.

RANDOM CAPS, AHOY! (spoilers for eps 1 & 2) )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Pride: She never fades away)
Okay, so, I've been watching a few new (to me, this one is from 2003 :D) dramas lately and taking some caps thinking I could just post them on Tumblr without any fuss... but then came the issue of how-spoilery-is-too-spoilery and then I just missed the ease of lj cuts! So, for your perusal if you so choose, a little spam of one of my current dramas:

Good Luck!!

Good Luck!! really has that feeling of being a classic drama to me. It takes a simple set-up, being a commercial jet pilot in this case, adds a number of conflicts and a steady romance, and sets off! While there's no doubt being a pilot is a pretty cool occupation, I love the straightforwardness of picking a profession and exploring all the interest that is to be had in it. I'm sure some people will find it cliché but all I get is delightful and comforting. :)
Spoilers for the basic concepts, a small selection of caps mostly from the first three episodes! )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!)
Okay, this is what happens during Fandom March Madness. I both think, "Wow, I need to watch so many new shows!" (Miranda, Community, Downton Abbey) and "I miss this so much, I must rewatch!" Guess which I am doing? *predictable* Now I have also been rewatching Farscape (♥♥♥ YES, I LOVE IT) but this post is not about that (though I made gifs). Instead, dial back to the year 1999 when Young Top was thirteen. Thaaaaat's right, I bring you a gratuitous spam of DAWSON'S CREEK which probably the younger of my flisters haven't even experienced since it was twelve years ago (!!!). Or even more specifically, a spam of my narrow interest in the show: Pacey and Andie. Yup, I never even boarded the Pacey/Joey Express because I am a chronic monogamist and could love only them. AND BECAUSE THEY ARE THE GREATEST. ♥

Originally I was going to tumble a few screencaps but then I wanted to talk about ALL OF THEM. So yes, spoilers for their scenes but they are SPOILERS OF DELIGHT AS I TRY TO ENSNARE YOU WITH MY LOVE:

Dawson's Creek 2x01: THE MEET CUTE )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (∞: Crumpled with LOVE)
Man, loving so hard is stressful (see my desperate thrown together pimp of Aeryn earlier in the day and my meltdown over Juliet later). Please console me by either voting for them or leaving love for one of them in the comments? :DD *group huuuuuug*

Juliet. Aeryn. Leslie.
If you don't know and love them, you are missing out. ♥


(Chipping in for Mal is also appreciated, see title.)
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (GG: Over coffee)
Flist! The time is upon us, the reckoning is here, it's Fandom March Madness! The prelims are happening, when a character is chosen to represent each fandom. If you don't already play along, I totally recommend that you give it a look because it a can be a ton of fun and it's the best when you get in on the ground floor. ♥ BUT even if you don't have an interest, consider voting in these races? :DD They have been going back and forth all day and the Who race is currently separated by a handful of votes, so each one makes a difference. It would be nice to get some fresh blood into the nominations!

If you like Beyoncé, pink the color, Pink the person, hot dogs or basically anything that is awesome...
Vote Kelly Kapoor from the Office!

Vote The Eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who!
Because he brought joy and verve and new life back to the show! Also he dances like a drunken giraffe. ♥
(I would have loved to have a companion represent [I love all the New Who companions: Rose, Donna, Amy, Martha] and I have had my vote as both Rose and Donna but we're down to a two horse race now. :D)

The game is played: here! Polls close Thursday, March 3, 1:00-2:00 PM EST!

Other awesome people in races that aren't as close but still moderately close (either winning or losing):
Hint: I tend to root for the ladies! )
I will not let the bracket tear us apart, if you are voting differently! ♥ Also I apologize in advance for the spam this event generates. At least it is spam of pretty/hilarious/badass people? :DD
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Default)
My Favorite Person™, Val, is currently going through a stressful period of her life. While she currently has a lot more to think about than the internet, I want to leave this here as an easily accessible dose of love for whenever she inevitably comes online and needs it. Val, I love you and am sending you positive waves right now! I hope you're able to take things one step at a time and no matter what, I'm proud of you for making changes in your life. In lieu of hugs, please accept this spam of our mutual favorite persons. It's time for a...


Jump on if you like dorkery, candids and miscellaneous old photos! )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (AtLA: [Katara] Turning the tides)
Yesterday I attended the Stand Up for Women's Health rally for Planned Parenthood in Foley Square, NYC! I had a really good time, I think I like rallies! I like yelling and cheering and wearing a theme color and being justifiably angry about things! So I thought I'd post a few of the highlights here, to spread the rally spirit. :D

For anyone who needs a little catching up (lol, I am not an expert so this is only from my own recent catching up!), last week the House passed the Pence amendment which seeks to terminate Title X, a U.S. government program that provides for family planning services. About $315 million is spent in total, with $75 million going to Planned Parenthood. This money subsidizes the cost of HIV tests, birth control pills, various cancer screenings and more, things that might otherwise be inaccessible: whether to those who have a low-income, to those without insurance or even to those who can't consult their usual physician for whatever reason. Note: none of that money goes towards abortions, which rely on private funding only. While the GOP has repeatedly framed this as a budget concern, um, $315 million is not going to weigh heavily on a 3.82 trillion dollar budget. This is nothing short of a values issue and a direct attack on women's health and women's rights in this country, something we really cannot stand to give an inch on. Next up is the Senate vote, which a lot of people are optimistic will shoot this down, but it is vitally important to make our voices heard in this moment. HENCE: RALLY!

Now because a serious cause is still an occasion for an ~outfit~, here's what I wore that day! :DD
Yes, another outfit post for you! )

Rally picspam! )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Amelié: Dreams are delicate)

A 20 questions meme, tagged by [ profile] wannatee_1984

Do you want to be the one I know, to be the place I go, to be my home? )
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AUGH, I'm just on such a good drama streak! Or more like, a drama-with-elements-that-feel-tailor-made-for-me streak! Since I only started watching this show due to some adorable graphics I saw on tumblr, I thought I owned it a mini pimp post! It's a coincidence that I finished putting this together on Valentine's Day but it's actually a very appropriate rec for the occasion! I mean, if you're feeling like something sweet and fluffy, sometimes the day inspires the opposite reaction. ;D

My Princess

How is this drama everything that good and sweet and charming in the world? Seriously, this drama is like having someone stop by and just hand me a ice cream sundae every week. Just… it's exactly what I want! I picked this one up when Gumiho was causing me too many feelings and too much inner strife (lol it's not even that serious of a drama, angst weakling alert!) and I was like, "You know what I need? A show about a girl finding out she's a princess." And somehow, magically, this show has lived up to that distillation! It really does feel like the promo pic above! It's not like everything is coming up roses for Lee Seol either, it's just that the heavier moments in the show never weighs me down. They just makes me excited for more!

With minimal spoilers but about fifteen caps, if you don't want to see little things! )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Amelié: Dreams are delicate)
Ha, so I realize I'm a drama season (or more) behind, but I'm really happy in the dramas I'm currently watching and thought "HEY, I haven't posted about that in a while!". Right now I'm super into:
1) Freeter, Ie wo Kau: Well, I actually just finished it today but I haven't yet moved on. SO GOOD. I seriously have nothing to say just because it fulfilled all my needs and wishes. (Except I could use more kissing. ALWAYS MORE KISSING, JAPAN. XD)
2) Uta no Onii-san: I have two episodes left! As assumed, I LOVE it. YANO KENTA and his face!! MANABE-SAN! hahaha, oh yeah, I'm watching two Maru supporting roles at once. XD Anyway, I'd heard a lot about Manabe-san before watching the show but I've also been pleasantly surprised by his sister Sakura (who is RAD BEYOND THE TELLING and I kind of want to be her), our Uta no Onee-san, Urara and his ex-girlfriend Akane (possibly it has something to do with needing Ohno to look at more people like this). So many ladies in this show! ♥ But YES, my love for YANO KENTA: COMPLAINER and MANABE-SAN: LADY WHO KICKS ASS and EVERYONE ELSE is boundless. :DD
3) The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry: Just HEARTEYES. I really need to post about that next because I love everything about the first seven episodes. Also I need these people to make-out or I may die. PLEASE DON'T SPOIL ME FOR ANYTHING, I NEED TO LIVE IMAGINING EVERYTHING CONTINUES TO BE THIS ~DELIGHTFUL~.
and the target of this post 4) My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. I've really enjoyed this show from the beginning, the fairytale feel is something I very much dig and the two lead actors are both so great. Though Gu Mi Ho is definitely a show stealer. Yet, it wasn't until episode seven that I really thought that I love this show. So I thought I'd do a little breakdown of moments in that episode that reduced me to total squee. :) Please excuse that these images are both gigantic and numerous, I didn't post this until now because I got overambitious in making things pretty and had left it unfinished.

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho: Episode 7! Really extensive spoilers for that ep as I loved a lot of stuff! )

Note: I am only on episode 11 so unfortunately I can't actually talk about the conclusion of the show with people. Sorry and please don't tell me anything! ♥
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (∞: Shibuyan)

OKAY for the people who didn't hear me flail since it was announced: I WAS REALLY REALLY EXCITED FOR SUBARU BAND ON SCP. Now you are caught up for me saying IT LIVED UP TO ALL THE HYPE I WAS CREATING FOR MYSELF AND WAS IN FACT THE BEST THING EVEEERRRRR. And so, a breakdown:

The SCP performance of my ~dreams~... )


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