But I couldn't sleep without saying this:
They played this over and over and over and all I can see is a woman
Ohno is so obviously enjoying the shit out of this
This kind of made my LIFE
ahjd;haj;dghag stop it Nino I hate you and your Nino face and hunchback!!!!!
Did I mention that Sho fails?
This week's episode of Shiyagare kind of wins
they were all messed up >_<;; nothing I can do to fix them... *sigh* (that isn't nearly as bad as the mistake I made on my proj 5x10 translations.. I feel like such a dumbass, seriously ARUGHHHH today was just egg-fucks-up day I think)
So for now, you guys can deal with 2 of my messed up gifs. They were 2 of the most 印象に残っているシーン to me... the whole thing was just chock full of Ohmiya.. seriously. The chin grabbing.. wtf?! Too cute. It was really great to see them behind the scenes again..
Seriously why does Arashi sneezing on each other amuse me so much??
Just look at those lines on the gifs!! Augh pisses me off so much..
Okay seriously did you look at the water boy's face. He looks like he wants to kill himself. He's the guy who's job is to hold the water bottle of Matsujun's, and open the bottle when he wants to drink, stand there while he drinks, and then take the bottle back and close it up again like a good little boy
Jun is such a mega-diva in that clip. It really made me think that.. sorry to Jun fans. But I do think that he probably does have a bit of a diva complex. I mean -- you would too if you were told that you are an "elite" person from the tender age of 12.
then I watched the Arashi commentary part... and.. Ohno kept shifting around in his chair, and scooting his butt around. It was really distracting and then suddenly I saw this:
What, you don't see it..? Well let me help you out here.
( ...but don't say I didn't warn you )
opps the other reason I was going to post this was to put up this week's vlog, too...
Why is this not in my life every dayyyyy
Ohmiya moment of win. Seriously.
"But I can't feel my nipples anymore!!"
"SHADDUP WE'RE ON LIVE TV -- Sorry everyone. Sorry."
I LOVE YOU
JUN GETS PWND AND THEY ALL WIN. WINNERS I SAY.
And I will say it again and again -- I love whoever designs their outfits now and I love whoever choreographs their dances. NEVER GET RID OF THEM JOHNNY. EVER.
Can I also say -- it's times like this when I am so thankful that I can understand Japanese otherwise I would have been confused as HELL during the entire thing.
ALSO WHO THE HELL ASKS ARASHI WHY THEY GRABBED EACH OTHER'S BUTTS.
I have not properly fangirled about the 5x10 DVD on my LJ yet.
So I had some of the local girls come over and had a little viewing party. It was marvelous. And we even had some awesome decorated cupcakes and cookies
But. Can I just say...
Arashi was so...
It makes me happy, too.
And this just--ahjkldgha;dg
I started making a few gifs to get a head start for spazzcrack and have a few to share on here but I ended up making way, way too many I am not even posting half of them here augh... but there will be more to come, I promise you that!!
Everything about the DVD made me remember so much. It was a miracle I didn't start crying--although I was close. Plus, their speeches before 5x10 were so sweet... especially Nino's and Jun's.
Every time I re-watch this part it makes me feel really proud and idk just ahjdkghd;;
The beginning, I clearly remember the opening music and as soon as I heard it in the DVD I got these chills. And then when they started flying over the audience while singing 感謝カンゲキ雨嵐, every time I closed my eyes all I could see was the view from where I was standing.When they started singing We Can Make It, that's when they came around near me and as soon as the song started all I saw in my head was the image I saw when I finally, finally saw Arashi up close. After 4 long years of waiting ... and never thinking I would have the opportunity.
While I was in Japan, I learned that my dreams can come true too. I am not some insignificant soul who can only aim as low as possible so that I won't disappoint myself. I just... need to work hard
Anyway... the whole DVD was just fantastic. And the 9.30 digest they put in there of course brought back more memories. I don't remember that much rain. I remember thinking, "Holy crap it's raining a lot", but I just didn't care in the end. They cut out a lot of stuff I thought they would include, though! Which brings me to this point:
3 things that I was sad they didn't include!
1) There are no behind the scenes clips. I suppose with the sheer quantity of stuff on the DVD, though they couldn't fit any more in, but they could not have NOT filmed anything. I want behind the scenes!!
2) Why oh why did they put the part where the members told Jun they wanted him to wear his present during the encore, but not put the part where he WORE IT IN THE ENCORE?? They even put part of the encore in there! *points up at icon* See? SEE?! He is wearing it! At the encore! That made me sad.
3) They also some how very sneakily edited out the part where seconds before they covered the cake back up, J un shoved his hand into the cake and took a gigantic bite of it. And then they gave him his present and he had to wash his hands, so he ran down the stage to a puddle and washed them there -- BUT the part where Jun kissed the camera is still in there, and if you watch it there are still bits of cake all over his mouth
I can't wait for my copy to show up!!
Also I totally forgot to post my last Vlog up, so here you go:
So I'm finishing up the February issue of Popolo I had some extra time on my hands and wanted to translate, so here I am!
Please don't take this out of my journal without my permission.
DO NOT claim these as your own. I spend a lot of time translating these, please be respectful.
My notes are in italic like usual
T/N!!: The word 約束 (yakusoku) means 'promise', but in Japanese can also mean something similar to plans made with your friends/family. For example, if someone asks you if you want to go out to eat but you already have plans, you could reply something to the extent of "ごめんね、約束があるよ" (Gomen ne, yakusoku ga aru yo "I'm sorry, I already have plans") So please keep this in mind while reading this as the interview spans many different ways to interpret the word "promise" in Japanese.
( Not having to make promises is the best... )
Also. I managed to watch the first half of the debut in Hawaii video, and just finished the part where Jun is on drugs and wakes everyone up. I've seen this video countless times, but I seem to always forget about this part:
HOW ADORBS IS THIS?? I demand more Arashi sleeping together videos!!
Oh yeah, and:
It's okay, Ohno. We understand.
I think this video is in some serious need of spazzcrack-ifying.
Ignore Jun and his flaming cowboy/gangster hat for just a second.. Fuck you, Nino for making me like you by just singing along to a part that isn't yours, and looking so proud of your group and of Matsujun.
I am being a really big dork and memorizing the furi for 'One Love'. I've got the intro and the chorus part down. That's mostly all that there is to the furi XD;; but they have a few dance moves in between where they spin around... and some other stuff during the solos which I can't tell what it is because the camera is never zoomed out far enough!!
And.. TROUBLEMAKER PV!! I have not officially spazzed about this on my LJ yet... I LOVE the PV! I really do. It makes me smile every time I watch it.
EDIT: carrotsandroses made me remember this:
The moment I saw this clip, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I don't even really know why!! But I really really like it... and then when I watched the Making Of and found out that it was Jun's idea to wear the glasses and do that with them (OF COURSE, that bastard)
Anyway.. you all know that I really like seeing how things are made, backstage footage, and just the people who I admire lazing around and being human... I really like that.
The Making Of let me see that a lot, but I was a little disappointed with it. I think it was the fact that they all had to shoot at different times (probably because of schedule conflicts), so there weren't a whole lot of interaction between all of the members. That being said... there was about 5 or 6 minutes where they were interacting with each other, and that has to be my favorite part of the video. I think I was a little spoiled by the My Girl making of, because that one was fanTASTIC.
Okay, last thing -- もう一歩! Can I say that I freaking love this song?? The first time I heard it I actually thought, "Wow... this is not what I was expecting... and I kind of hate it..." A few hours later I decided to give it another go... wow guys. I really love it, I really do.
At first, I didn't notice Sho had walked up behind Nino and slinked his arms around him, but after the fireworks shot off, I noticed it, which prompted me to rewind. And then watch it 50 times.
I was.... actually really touched by this really small movement. Sho moved slowly behind Nino, then touched him lightly on the sides to alert him that he was there before he wrapped his arms around his waist. It seemed like a moment that has happened a million times before--something that I feel is an extremely important part of a friendship. It just appeared to be such a familiar gesture to Nino, the moment he felt Sho behind him he gently lifted his arms without flinching or looking behind him, and reached around to touch him ever so slightly. And then right before the fireworks go off, Sho pulls the hug into Nino's chest.
On second thought, no. This isn't a hug. It's like a sense of security having your best buds around, there for you to hold on to or lean back on whenever the need arises. To be close to one another and just have someone nearby that you love and loves you back that isn't your mother, or your father, your siblings, or your boyfriend.
These kind of things used to happen around me and my friends and I kind of wish I didn't take it for granted. Friendship this close is something that doesn't come by that often. I'm just glad that it happened to come around these five people because they really have something special and we all get to watch it unfold into some kind of beautiful mess.
I think I am falling very far from this, and I'm really in need of getting it back. I was able to have it once again for a few fleeting months in Japan, and I will never forget it.
I think only I could come up with something this far-fetched from a gif of two guys spooning. -_-;
This gif has no relevance to my entry. I simply thought it was funny, and remiixx said I should use it 8D
Omg an actual post from me!
So.. I was watching an episode of Mago Mago Arashi recently, and Ohno and Aiba had a katsu battle. Me being a vegetarian, I've honestly never had katsudon before, but it looked SO good, and I just wanted to try it so bad..
With that said... yesterday, Lotion and I decided to make our own concoction of it! I looked up a Japanese recipe of it, and then we just kind of tweaked it and worked around it. We used fake fried chicken patties instead of the katsu, and vegetable broth instead of dashi.
If you're interested, I wrote up a recipe for it. 8D
( English Version )
( Japanese Version )
lmao dying dying dyingggg
I finished the last 3 minutes of last week's AnS that I missed, and watched today's AnS with Inoue Mao. SHUKUDAI-KUN NEVER LEAVE ME.
The whole thing with Mao talking about the difference between 「オレオレ」の男 and 「オレがオレが」の男.. 何だか、、分かるかも crazy girl. And.. in next week's ep.. what's this? She can ride a unicycle?? WTF
I need to practice writing more Japanese. ugh.
Well hello thar, just stopping by to say hello 8D
ahdjklha;g YES YES AND YES. Can I have nao plz? This sounds so awesome. For those of you who can't read Japanese, it says that on their last day of the Challenge Week (Nov 1) they are going to do a LIVE 3D PERFORMANCE in which you will need 3D glasses. WTF D:
I found 8/30 fancams.. really short. But a kind, kind soul offered to upload her rips from a Korean website. SHE IS AWESOMENESS AND MADE MY LIFE HAPPY D: Seriously, watching it again... *sigh*.. and.. I don't remember that much rain but DAMN. There was a lot of it. *HAPPY AND GLEEEEE*
I tried to patch the poster together as well as possible.. but ahjkdlga? November's issue of Wink Up, plz. Seriously, it's filled to the brim of Arashi goodness. DDDD: I waaant. Is there anyone who is in/near an area where they can buy mags and I can commission you to buy me an issue?
NEW ARASHI SINGLE YEA. Okay, now to scrap together some change to get it?
I had a dream last Saturday that I was at some convention, and Sho was being wheeled around in a wheelchair in his Yatterman outfit, and then he said something to me in Japanese. Used the word, "something-ている女", and I said, "What?" and then he replied, "日本語を勉強してるじゃん、分かるはずでしょう？" wtf
OH YEAH. SO my mom watched D no Arashi with me over the weekend. Yeah. My mom. And she said she wanted my dad to download more of their shows. LOL. SO. I am going to make a compilation disc of the must-see Arashi tv-show episodes for my parents. What all do you think should go into it, bbs?? 8D seriously I NEED SUGGESTIONSSSSSSS plz
Kind of a last minute trip. My parents are heading off to Illinois to check up on my grandparent's condo, and.. I forget the other reasons why they are going.
But, I thought about it, and I haven't been on a trip with my parents in a long time.. so I wanted to go too. Also, I know they will be stopping by Mitsuwa at some point in time, because they like it too. Therefore.. magazines
Sooooo yeah. I'm going on hiatus until Sunday, probably. Unless I can find some way to update from an internet-less place
If any huge news in the fandom comes up, someone PLZ TELL ME
Also, YAY ARASHI OP FOR MY GIRL. It's been confirmed by Aiba that Arashi is singing the theme song.. titled "My Girl". Makes sense. That show looks like it's going to be way too cute and way too sad Now to just wait until a single announcement so I can order it