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14 January 2014 @ 11:32 pm

DRAMA FINISHING CHALLENGE 2014
Come join us and knock a drama off your list!
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Hey all! For all you loyal lj users still checking your flist diligently, I just wanted to let you know that 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 @ folderdropping! ♥

Hope everyone out there is well and for the record, as inconsistent as I always have been with it, I miss lj!
 
 
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06 February 2013 @ 09:20 pm
Jun to Ai
Episode Summaries

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[Post to be edited as I continue watching!]
 
 
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06 February 2013 @ 07:19 pm
[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!

 
 
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17 January 2013 @ 09:06 pm
So I'm not sure what percentage of people follow me but not 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 @ folderdropping! ♥
 
 
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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


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10 November 2012 @ 01:08 pm
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. :)

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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~
 
 
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30 September 2012 @ 12:45 am
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!


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Drama Lists
ドラマ

I couldn't help but love you even if I wanted to...Collapse )

Updated 2013.01.11
 
 
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04 June 2012 @ 04:07 am
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
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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 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
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10 May 2012 @ 01:05 pm
Arashi TV Master List


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Checked for all files:
RS: MMA, AnS, HnA, GRA, Mayonaka, AniShi, DnA, VSA
Other: TSD, Hanamaru, Oshareism
 
 
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25 April 2012 @ 11:08 pm
Kanjani∞ TV Master List
関ジャニ


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10 April 2012 @ 03:43 am
Other TV Lists
ジャニーズ事務所

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09 April 2012 @ 02:29 am
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".
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03 April 2012 @ 02:19 am
Anime
アニメ

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28 March 2012 @ 02:33 am
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)Collapse )

Luther (slight spoilers for the pilot)Collapse )

Ohno in HnA 2012.01.19 with Ishihara SatomiCollapse )

Oshima Yuko's Face!Collapse )

A Jim/Pam The Office RewatchCollapse )

Karina on AnS #31 2007.04.30Collapse )

Adam Couple in WGM Horror SpecialCollapse )

Mogura Team in DnA #76 2004.12.15Collapse )
 
 
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