May. 8th, 2010 11:51 am
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Yatome 3 )
Variety )

Title: Zankan (残寒)
Fandom: Yamada Tarou Monogatari (JDrama)
Characters: Mimura Takuya, Yamada Tarou, Ikegami Takako, Mimura Seiichi, Isogai, Various Yamadas, OFC
Word Count: 1,279
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: YamaTaro belongs to TBS and Ai Morinaga, not me.
Summary: It's right, or it's wrong, or maybe it's both or neither. Tarou/Takuya, Takuya/OFC
Author's Notes: I've had this written for at least 6 months, but I haven't posted it because I really have no idea if this makes any sense at all, particularly due to my apparent inability to tell a story in a linear fashion. [ profile] vintage_belle suggests it may need a "sequel" from Tarou's point of view, but, I guess we'll see.

Zankan )
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...And I was like, "Did I miss the part where Go-On turned into a Kamen Rider?"

Go-Onger 47 )

Anyway, I was mad yesterday, so I guess that's part of the reason I'm not up for being more grr at Toei. It's just. You know. It's one thing, being Catholic but not agreeing with the Church's stance on stuff, you're going to run into people saying things you don't agree with. And that's fine, because the reason I *don't* agree with people is typically because I don't believe that stance shows enough love of our fellow people/Earth, so I'd be a hypocrite if I was all grr at them. But then sometimes you get a homily comparing abortion to slavery, and that just CROSSES THE LINE. Because putting aside your feelings on abortion, not only is that comparison NONSENSICAL, but it is MISLEADING. And I hate how I can't believe anything I hear in church.

And I have to say, I should have known, this priest's homilies are never very well put together anyway. Usually that's fine, because you're not there to hear a great speech. But the big problem here? The word "woman" was not used once. I remember hearing "mother" once. And the rest of it (mostly extensively quoted from Dr. King, whom I have no complaint with) was about "men" and their "sons." Although the part that stuck out the most for me was, "And the language of slavery is there. 'I don't care about the baby in my womb, it's my body.'" Aside from how I can't see how that is at all related to slavery, that is *so* not what this is about.

Slavery is about the measure of a person. Abortion is about where one person's rights end and another's begins. To imply that slave owner's property rights are the same as a woman's right to control what happens in her own body is just disgusting. There is no one out there who *wants* to kill babies, who thinks abortion is a great thing. There is no one saying that a fetus the mother's property, to frivolously do with as she pleases, as if this isn't about the consequences to her, her body and her life and her baby's life.

Although, there is a parallel to slavery I might have swallowed. Where our society is the master making women like slaves. Where a woman is expected to go through nine long months and sundry while a man can walk away. Where an unmarried mother is looked down on. Where she might get thrown out of her home or lose her job (which she's already paid less for doing than her male colleagues), or else might be forced into a marriage. Where rape victims are made out to be at fault, where sexual abuse and harassment against women is widespread and tolerated. Where doctors and pharmacists can refuse to give a woman contraception or refer her to someone who will. Where a white male priests in suburban Virginia have power over 153 million women.

The reason I try not to talk about abortion much is because it's a complicated issue, and my feelings on it are accordingly complicated. Because I believe abortion really *isn't* the issue, the status of women in our culture is. But regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, do NOT try to reduce it to such simple terms, and do NOT exploit the suffering of the slaves in such misleading and underhanded means.

...Wow, this is a happy post.

Uta no Oniisan 1 )
Love Shuffle 1 )
HnA )

Maybe that's better? Except after work I have to go home and destroy a virus on my computer.... >|
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ALDKNFLDJFNKDJFNK. So here I was, at the VSA page in Wikipedia trying to figure out what number episode was this week's, and I see a link to Itou-san's page. Now, as much as I adore Itou-san, I don't actually know much about him, so I went to go look at his page. AND THEN I SAW THIS. (Or, in English, this.) I know it's supposed to be a really bad movie, but Itou-san is in it. Itou-san is in a movie. I just. Wow. Wow. Itou-san.

RnK 9 )
Bengoshi no Kuzu 9-12 (End) )
HnA 34, VSA 35, Janiben )
MnA 27-38 (End) )

Ack, I am just not doing well today. I think I will go home and then watch MatsuJun's Movie Where He Had Better Be Using The Force Or My Expectations Will Be Betrayed to try and forget, before writing more resume. orz


Dec. 10th, 2008 09:08 am
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SO. MUCH. TO WRITE ABOUT. But I have not been doing it.

Mostly because I have been on a fanfic binge of a pairing that makes no sense~ (for me). AND YET. It was like. It had a plot other than the massive angst/UST of the two main characters! There was fighting! And explosions! AND OTHER PEOPLE IN THE STORY BEING AWESOME. It's been such a long time since I got to read something like that. *sigh*

But also because OMG JLPT. Especially because, you will never guess what word was on it. As for how it went... it's hard to tell. I think that kanji and vocab went basically the same as last time (which isn't good because you need 70% to pass, not 60%). But I nailed the listening section (OH WHAT A SURPRISE.) and I actually understood all the passages in the reading. Or should I say, I understood the words in the passages. Reading comprehension (or rather, tests of reading comprehension) has always been my downfall. So, I dunno. I do have to say, I'm sad I wasn't taking level 2.

Also got praised by Laoshi :D

RnK 8 )
Mendol 9 )
Bengoshi no Kuzu 7-8 )
Translation: AnS Staff Blog 12/8/08 )
5LDK 8, AnS 112-113, HnA 33, GnA 18-19, VSA, Narutomo, AneCan 09.1 )
MnA 2-26 )
Go-On 41 )

I need to get out of this reading stage, and quick, because I keep forgetting to do FAB when I'm not posing myself orz
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❀Someone PLEASE tell me they have a copy of "V no Honou." PLEASE~ Tudou is lacking, and after the MASTERPIECE that was V no Arashi, I just--

LOOK AT THIS SUMMARY (Emphasis mine):
The volleyball club of Tsukimi High School is about to be abolished, due to insufficient members. The two remaining members, Hayashi & Miyake, are trying desperately to convince their schoolmates to join the club. They managed to recruit Inohara, Nagano, Sakamoto & Okada to make up the team, however Hayashi is unfortunately killed in an accident. Shortly after, Morita, who is a dead ringer for Hayashi, is transferred to Tsukimi High from another school. Although the rest of the volleyball club members are perplexed by his likeness to the late Hayashi, Morita soon wins over their trust, with his enthusiasm and passion for the game. And so, starts their amazing journey to win the Inter-high Volleyball championship...


❀For the discerning RnK fan: "Letters from Canada" is a famous song from 1978, so I imagine that means it is not a reference to Iwojima. Unless, they decided to get a two for one? But that is something I learned today, at any rate.

❀We did actually send that e-mail to Aiba's radio show telling him his English wasn't wrong. Just in case you were wondering about JUSTICE.

❀Having gotten behind on dramas and my "Other Bands", let us try and catch up.

RnK 7 )
Mendol 7-8 )
Giragira 6-7 )
Bengoshi no Kuzu 1-6 )
5LDK, MnA, VSA, HnA )
A Skosh about BUI SIX + Best Hits Kayousai )

❀I am not making this title up.
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So, as you may know, I've been busy at work and school. And instead of spending my limited free time translating so I could get this out today... I watched a drama. It's a good thing it only takes me, like, two days to watch one, sheesh.

Security Police 1-11 (End) )
HnA 31 )

In Chinese class, Laoshi suggested one of my classmates say something rude to his [Chinese] wife and then tell us about the outcome. Laoshi sounds like my kind of person.

Also, does *every* language have a word that used to mean something bad that young people co-opted into something, well, awesome?

Also, Gmail, I am not happy with you and your new colors. This means I'll have to go to the trouble of picking a color scheme, doesn't it? *shakes fist*
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I was mostly cut off from the internets this weekend due to my relatives coming (ALAS), but. That doesn't mean I don't have my ways?

Ryuusei no Kizuna 4 )
Ikebukuro West Gate Park 1-3 )
HnA, VSA 30, Utaban, MSta )
Go-Onger 35-38 )

At least I am not the only KY in my family, tho. *sideways look at parents* That's the last time I'm giving them detailed information about something that they will ask probing questions about leading back to something I do not want to discuss at that juncture. Sheesh.
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Ack. Ack. I don't feel like writing an entry, but I guess I need to, sheeeeesh.

Do you know what you should be watching? ROOM OF KING. Why?

Ryuusei no Kizuna 2 )
Salaryman Kintarou 2 )
Giragira 1-2 )
Mendol 1-3 )
Mukodono 2-End )
Nijuuroku Ya Mairi )
Propose 1 )
Bokura no Yuuki -Miman Toshi- 2-10 (End) )
BOYS BE... Jr. )
AnS, HnA )
Translation: AnS Staff Blog 10/27 )

Because my math friends don't read through the cuts:

Does anyone know how to solve this math problem? If a three digit number ABC is multiplied by the number with its digits reversed, CBA, it is a multiple of 2002. What is the factor my which it is multiplied?

ABC * CBA = 2002 * x, find x.

Aaaand, this really gives no indication of the sheer volume of dramas I have watched in the past few days. Ah, well.
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In order to fight my translation malaise, let us try two (relatively) short translations. I don't really have any confidence in my ability to do song lyrics well, so this translation is more for me than for the world. And then, AnS's is REALLY long, because apparently they asked everyone to write a blurb for what they would put in, like, the TV guide and stuff. ...Which, apparently they used Leader's, but I think it's too late to check that now. So.

Translation: Boku ga Boku no Subete )
Translation: AnS Staff Blog 10/13/08 )
Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru 1-6 )
Salaryman Kintarou 1 )
VSA 26, TSD Autumn Special, GnA 6, HnA, 5LDK 2, JaniBen, Whatever V6's new show is called 1 )

Okay.... I guess I'll call this guy now. *steels self against fear of talking on the telephone*
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Well, since Go-Onger 18 is TAKING ITS SWEET TIME loading, I suppose I should start writing about my massive watchings.

Maou 11 (end) )
HnA, VSA, DnA )
Gekiranger 26-49 (End) + Movie )
Go-Onger 4-17 )

Other things:
-Got Chinese text support! Kind of at a loss for how to use it... But 老师 has promised us a tutorial, so I'm not too worried.
-Speaking of my computer, it keeps downloading trojans every ten minutes? I'm not too terribly worried, because my virus scan promptly catches them and puts them in the SLAMMER, but I think this must be symptomatic of some larger problem...

Chinese, Day 6 )

And for those of you on Twitter, you may have noticed that I mentioned Gekiranger distracted me from ranting about my father. I don't really... Obviously I'm not as upset now as I was four days ago, but, you know, I just *knew* he didn't actually get the asexuality thing.

So apparently asexuals can't love. )

I also worked really hard yesterday, guys. See what withholding the finale of a drama from yourself can do? :P
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YOU GUYS. [ profile] dimmie is often provider of amazing things, but if you are like me and too lazy to d/l the Geki v. Bouken Making Of, I feel like this is probably all you need to know.

Chinese Day Four )

Good idea: sleeping.
Okay idea: Watching the finale of a drama OR reading the new chapter of DDG.
Idea you're going to regret in the morning: Doing both.

One guess as to which I picked.

Namida wo Fuite 6-11 (End) )
Romantic Princess 2-4 )
HnA + A million YamaTaro appearances/interviews )

I was going to finally get around to scrying for meaning in "truth" (like I've been meaning to for weeks), but in actually sitting down and looking at the lyrics... There's not much to scry. By which I mean, they're pretty straight-forward, particularly for a drama where 90% of your main character's lines have double meanings. The only thing I caught was a possible reference to death, but even that... *shrugs* (A lot of the time dramas like to hide stuff pertaining to the second half/ending in later verses of the theme song because they know the song will not be released until halfway in. And while I guess I could see it in "truth"....)

So I guess that means I'm forced to watch Romantic Princess until I can watch Maou. Woe is me(?)

Also. Am thinking of replacing OTP icon. Not sure with what yet, though. Maybe that Kagami one I've wanted for a while....
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[ profile] finalauraburst didn't happen, as you may have noticed. My browser was FREAKING OUT man. Whatever. Sorry other mods! Next week I'll be back to normal, so!

Chinese: Day 2 )List of Things Learned )
HnA )

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GAH. They moved me earlier than I was expecting, so now I'm in the Conference Room (with my monitor to the room); that's okay, I guess, because I cleverly saved a lot of work to do these next two weeks. BUT. This is not going to be fun, because there is a squeaky noise and other people talking and Joe will be sitting next to me with his spitting tobacco and I think I might A) die, or B) go deaf from turning up my earphones too high. At least I don't have too far to go to get tea if the smell starts to get to me... (He uses some kind of flavored one sometimes; the Conference Room is right next to the kitchen.)

I was also forced to spend an hour and a half with Windows Updates &c today, because Matt wanted me to be able to check the database, and for that I needed a program. I also thought while I was at it I might as well get Firefox3, but there is no TabMixPlus I think I'd die. The world must be joyless for you, FF3 users. Also, no I mean, geez. Although I like whatever crazy thing I have at home better.

Basically this all boils down to, you will probably be hearing less from me for the next two weeks, and I will probably be focusing on translations of videos.


Still doing that V6 on Channel-a clip (I can't recognize the voices and I want to die), but last night I noticed this:
...Is Go married? Did I miss something? I don't *remember* him being married, but it's not like it's out of the realm of possibility...

EDIT2: I can't tell left from right, even though, I thought about this one you guys! orz

And while I was at it!

Nino would make a great pirate )
<s>OMGWTF</s>BBQ Watermelon? (HnA preview) )

Other than that... what did I even do last night? Oh, right, watch the full version of Hey!x3. Which, it was TOTALLY worth it for Arashi's expressions at Ohno's dream, oh my gosh.

So... yeah.

EDIT: OHMIGOSH, YOU GUYS. Do you know what is "in" this season?

A. Purple
B. Giant necklaces

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Nagai Masaru! He's getting a renzoku drama! *is excited* Well, especially because my host father really likes this manga, so... I assume it's good? :D!

Changed my layout (finally)! It's not actually a big change in actuality, since I actually really liked my old layout (if only it had a tags box on the side it would be perfect), I just changed the pink to blue (haha Sleeping Beauty), and replaced the header/words. I ended up not liking that Carranger one... So! I used my new *favorite font* ever. :D

Also: I did not know only one company shot the footage for all of the Olympics and then sold it to broadcasting companies. I mean, it makes *sense*. But.

Also, my peach was tasteless today D: So I had to go buy pretzels from the vending machine. Or, you know, throw up, whichever. ...I chose the pretzels.

ALSO. Got my first help desk phone calls from a crazy guy! Except they were messages.

I just said "also" three different ways; I need a new conjunction.

MAOU 6 )
Yasuko to Kenji 5 )
Kisarazu Cat's Eye 1-2 )
Nurseman SP )
Gakkou e Ikou! MAX )
HnA, VSA, DnA 102 )
EDIT: Kaze no Mukou e! )

Why have I not seen Climax Deka? D: Also, I have not seen last week's TOKIO shows yet, and that is just a TRAGEDY, because I hear they get stuck in a giant wristwatch. ALAS.
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Welcome to: The Story of My Life!

So, I sit down to do the first ten practice problems in my JLPT book. It's the kanji section, to they write a sentence, underline between 3 and 5 words, and then ask you what the reading for those kanji are. Passing score: 31/44. My score: 21/44. Yeah, well, but, we knew that was coming. (It wasn't until problem 3 that I ran across one I knew).

So, as you can tell, most of the problems I was getting, like 2/5 (mostly from guessing). EXCEPT QUESTION 8. On which I got a perfect score!

8. The actor who appeared in that play was able to make each line project through the theater.

GUESS YOU CAN TELL WHAT I'VE BEEN TRANSLATING. (For the record: Arashi magazines: 4, One Love: 1) *headdesk*

ALAS. I forgot to upload my new version of that broken Kabuto icon to see if it actually is fixed. And my macros! ALAS. (I also, made, like, 5 Demon Kogure icons and a new LJ header that I don't know if I'll like or not.)

Kamikaze Girls )
0.0 5 )
Yasuko to Kenji 4 )
Netsuretsu Teki Chuuka Hanten 5-6 )
VSA 17, DnA 100 )
Article! And future plans? )

In conclusion: Things that are hilarious: Sarah's sudden and passionate love for Ikuta Toma. Her indignation will keep a smile on my face for *weeks* to come :D:D:D

EDIT: I thought I had nothing to say about HnA 17. I was wrong. Because who would have guessed Sho would wear a *rainbow lightning bolt* and guess that the thing everyone has is a "warm heart." ♡♥♡

Or that Nino would open with how tired he is. Or ♡HARUNA AI♡. OR AIBA! OR OMGEEZ THE SENSEI AND HER HUSBAND.
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(It erased my entry. I hates it.)

Basically... I was in Key West and then I came home and then Kate and I went to Ikea and I bought a cake plate but it turned into an Umino from ep. 95 and the cookies of my people taste like Honey Nut Cheerios.

aifun;sa,d';.c;m 4 )
Yasuko to Kenji 3 )
Misc. Arashi )
Mabo + K8 )
...Netsuretsu Teki Chuuka Hanten? )

In closing: YamaTaro fandom proves to me that if I just have will power, someone will write it for me :D In case you haven't been keeping up:
21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25

(It also occurs to me I should publicize my list as a Service To Fandom, but... I'm too lazy.)
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Gokusen 3 10 )
Himitsu no Arashi-chan 14 )


No, seriously. I volunteered for not one but *two* things to do, and I am still INCREDIBLY BORED.

This is why I need to plan ahead and stealthily rip the audio off things so I can stealthily translate them. ALAS.

And then I think, "I should write." AND I GET NOWHERE.

OKAY, SEN/TETSU, YOU ARE GOING DOWN. (Since I don't want to force something for Mariko's Umeko/Jasmine idea or [ profile] estirose's Sen fic she gave me a prompt for XDXDXD)

...I cannot do this while listening to "Happiness."

Why you should not listen to 'Happiness' while writing )

...No. It's not happening. ALAS. Let's try watching an episode with them in it over the weekend. Because my only screencaps are of Tetsu giving Sen a WTF look for praising Umeko's horrible shooting, and him playing Keytar while Sen is on bass.

But I have been jamming to the Top 100 from 1996? I turned on the radio to get away from my playlist, ironically just in time to hear "One Love." But after the weekly they went to 1996's yearly chart. And I recognize some songs! And some bands! It's exciting, because I can be half-nostalgic for the time when jpop in America was so scarce we were literally years behind the times (^^)~~

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So. Who's taking the JLPT with me? C'mon, you know you want to. And, for some extra-special historical flavor: it's on December 7th! It will be a magical three hours!

WALL-E (non-spoiler review) )
WALL-E (thoughts) )

Dear Beloved Flist,

As much as I appreciate the effort, you guys are missing my point. I am not looking for you to write prompts from my wishlist. I am looking for you to give me prompts to save me from having to write my wishlist. Which, granted, is still me wanting something from you, but. Stop being overachievers! :P



Kimi Hannin ja Nai yo ne? Finale )
Hokaben Finale )
K8+TOKIO=Hilarity )
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ZOMG. I hear the Zettai Kareshi ending is depressing?? WHY JAPAN?? WAS LAST FRIENDS NOT ENOUGH? HOKABEN? MURI NA RENAI? RYOUKITEKI NA KANOJO? WHAT I CAN FEEL COMING IN KIMI HANNIN JA NAI YO NE??? Yeah, I picked a bad season to watch 25 million dramas.

But on the plus side, I did recognize 5 drama themes in the Japan Countdown I watched yesterday (^^)/ (Also, Japan Countdown, do not say a "surprising newcomer," because NO ONE WAS SURPRISED by Aiaigasa.)

Also, Satou Yuuki changed his name?? To Tomohito??? I--just--why?

VS Arashi 12 )
AnS 90 )
DnA 90-91 )
Himitsu no HanaDan and Maoh and Arashi chan (or whatever it's called) )
Utaban )

My last bit about Arashi: WHEN NO ONE WAS LOOKING, ARASHI SOLD 300,000 SINGLES. THAT'S AS MANY AS THREE HUNDRED THOUSANDS. AND THAT'S... NOT TERRIBLE. No, seriously, the math doesn't add up(?), but apparently they did! Not as good as "Step and Go" still, but.

Aaaaand, I think I'll skip writing about my life in favor of reading these LJ posts about Arashi :D:D:D


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