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24 December 2009 @ 01:24 am
Aiba Masaki: An Idol of Variety  
It's a time of celebration! No, not Christmas. Aiba Masaki's birthday, duh! Hee, I like how Arashi members conveniently timed their birthday's around holidays. It's very festive.


In honor of his birth, I've collected an Aiba to suit every television need: DnA!Aiba, VSA!Aiba, MMA!Aiba, AnS!Aiba. It seems a fitting topic considering Aiba was the one who was most eager to get Arashi into the wonderful world of TV. There's no doubt that shaped the group and made them into the dorks who sail boats of salt and dress up as reindeer and generally capture our hearts. Aiba-chan, we'd be nothing without you!
VS Arashi: Aiba fails with vigor!

I feel there are two strong appeal points of Aiba in VSA: he flings himself so wholeheartedly in all the games. (Watch Aiba throw himself floorwards to get the falling pipe! See him leap for the next hold on the climbing wall!) and you get to see him grin win or lose. NOTE: This picspam is incomplete without Aiba laughter and giggling! ♥ Please use your imagination.



BONUS: Aiba looks excellent in those thin tees they dress him in. And he is willing to remove them if the game calls for it too. AIBA, I LIKE YOUR STYLE. (AND MOLE.) ♥


See? Exposing yourself is a winning strategy, Aiba. Your opponent may try to distract you with words but that's nothing compared to what they are facing when you contort yourself on the floor with your legs open and then grin sheepishly at them.

D no Arashi A no Arashi: Great or Greatest Segment?

A NO ARASHI! I love that while Aiba is adorably more excited than anyone's else... Sho has such a fond look on his face and replies so encouragingly and Ohno is super excited and into this too and while Neen and Jun make cutting remarks but only through a grin. AIBA MASAKI'S ENTHUSIASM COULD CAUSE A PANDEMIC OF CHEERFULNESS, THAT'S HOW CONTAGIOUS IT IS.


♥♥♥ How is Aiba this cute?? His excited little face! His magnifying glass that he whips out belatedly and when it's not at all useful. I adore how he's never afraid to say he has no clue. And of course, his matter of fact conclusions. "It's sweet. It's spicy" I love you, Aiba.


Although this is not technically an AnA, let's be straight, it pretty much is. One of the things I love about Aiba is that he seems equally engaged by the differing weight of oil and water, the logistics of cleaning a tiger's cage, finding a mushroom or discovering someone was getting juice. Aiba is irrepressible! ALSO, I will always laugh when he hides behind that pole. I laugh at just the stills. AIBA.


Seriously, everyone just has such a good time from the moment Aiba takes center stage. I think that's something intrinsically part of Aiba-chan, he makes the people around him smile. He makes his friends happier, he makes his audience happier. More than anyone, Aiba just makes me see the world as a little sunnier.


I want to use this disclaimer myself. If you imagine you're Aiba, then the way he sees the world makes perfect sense. If not... :D


I have never loved a face in quite that way I love this one.


Mago Mago Arashi: You can take him home to the grandparents for sure.
They will love him, phallic gestures and all.


Ojichan Everyone loves Masaki. Aiba has such an ease to him, it's not hard to see why he fits in so quickly.


A recipe for a good episode of television: Aiba in natural lighting. Aiba in an onsen. DONE.


LOL, AIBA. Also: THIS GUY DROPPED THE YAM. I adore how Nino using "this guy" so much when relaying dumb Aiba stories. There's so much affection there. I feel ya Neen, he's quite the weak spot.


I don't know how Mago manages to fit so much hijinks into a half an hour and still have time to bring me to tears by the end of the episode. I'm not even exaggerating, when I watch this show I have to keep my schedule open to a good cry. Can't they just go visit their temporary grandparents once a month? You know, with all that spare time they have built into their schedule? ;)


Basically this was the episode of touching. Aiba is so gentle and comforting, I think he should spend more time with the obasans. Plus his arms and legs look about twice their normal length crammed into that little kitchen next to that little old woman.

He also laughs things off so easily, whether being bullied by Nino or a dog. XD

AUGH. AUGH, I SAY. Look at the way her hugs her! And peers down at her face! I take Mago as solid proof that all the Arashi members are such good people. It's not like that was ever in doubt but talk about kindness in motion.

Arashi no Shunkudai-kun: And all this on top of his naturally stunning face!

Our Aiba-chan, so grown up with so many skills to utilize! He snuggles his bandmates. He does (wacky to us, completely logical to him) experiments for which he happily volunteers himself as a test subject! There are not-even-thinly-veiled dirty jokes! He gets so excited he forgets to control the volume of his voice. Food is devoured before it should be. And well, we get to look at the face of one Aiba Masaki for hundreds of hours.

Happy 27th, Aiba-chan!

♥♥♥
(Heads up: you should totally go to phrenk's post for the occasion. It addresses an important issue of our time: AIBA IS FREAKING GORGEOUS, OH MY GOD. You might not make it through in one sitting. He's that pretty.)
 
 
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i lost to a hamburger...: a:AIBA WEARING GLASSESlittlealex on December 24th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Top: 嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!topazera on December 24th, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
I'll forward all those ♥s to Aiba,
care of: "Yes, you really do have English-speaking fans.". :D

♥♥♥
i lost to a hamburger...: a:!!!birthmark!!!littlealex on December 24th, 2009 07:56 am (UTC)
Who needs language skills when you have little HTML hearts on the internets? ♥
スターゲイザー: aiba; friendship ;Dcuticlebeam on December 24th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
♥ this post :D
Top: ∞: 大切なひとtopazera on December 24th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
I was so busy with the holidays and then putting together my own post, I haven't seen anyone else's! So I'm going to be celebrating Aiba's birthday for at least another 24 hours to get caught up. XD
THEY CALL ME THE HIPHOPOPOTAMUS.: HAPPINESSohmyghost on December 24th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
THE ZEN PRIEST IS DRINKING JUICE
asd;fahsujfaho yes!!! This post was so delightful I was grinning my way through the whole thing :D :D :DDD

BY THE LAST GIF I LAUGHED ALOUD. A "LITERAL LOL", IF YOU WILL. *_*
Top: 嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!topazera on December 29th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
HE CAN'T DRINK JUICE WITH THAT THING ON!
BY THE LAST GIF I LAUGHED ALOUD. A "LITERAL LOL", IF YOU WILL. *_*
Eeee, I'm glad! I always happy to bring a literal LOL to someone's day! Though I had Aiba's face so that's pretty much cheating. :DD

YOUR ICON akakjhfk;jsfjksahdkghajsgh;
fma245 on December 24th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Today is my birthday
Top: FH: Brighter than Sunshinetopazera on December 29th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
What an auspicious day to born, under the sign of the Aiba. :)
Superfail!: ARASHI: Aiba - Laughingaliaspiral on December 24th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
*throws hands up in the air* djsaldjksaldjsak!!! AIBA! MASAKI! FACE! and the grandpas and grandmas! they are SO CUTE and they all love Aiba, in all his wackiness and okgfgmkfdhjfkdsghjfdk I LOVE YOU MASAKI BABY.
Top: 嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!topazera on December 29th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
alksjakfhsghgkfkgh I'm convinced that no one can see that genuine face and hear that laugh and not want to bake his cookies and pet his hair while he sleeps. And makeout with him, were they 50 years younger, I am sure. AIBA-CHAN!!
M, the Literary Lemmingliterarylemming on December 24th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
*COOOO*

aliaspiral pointed me over here, and I'm soooo glad. Aiba makes me smile just looking at screencaps of his gleeful grin! Of course he was born the day before Christmas -- he's a gift for the world!

Thank you for putting this together!

Edited at 2009-12-24 06:16 pm (UTC)
Top: 嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!topazera on December 29th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I was looking for a reason to gaze at Aiba face for a couple hours anyway. :)

Of course he was born the day before Christmas -- he's a gift for the world!
Yes! The working title of this post was "SUCH A GIFT" but then I got all tired and changed it. YES, YOU'RE SO RIGHT. And we're all very appreciative to have him! ♥♥♥

Thanks for stopping by!
Megtinamond on December 26th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
Becky!!!!
Hey so I'm back in town for Christmas, and now that family obligations are over- I was wondering if you, Stacy, and Yuko wanted to get together to go out to dinner on the 27th- I'll call you tomorrow! We'd love to see you!! Let me know if there is a good time to call you, otherwise I'll call you in the afternoon. I hope to talk to you tomorrow!
rhythmiarhythmia on December 29th, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
<3<3<3<3<3 Your picspams are so fun! Linked here by phrenk, and between the two of you, I'm definitely going into Aiba overload. But what a way to go. *___*
Top: 嵐: Steal my Sunshinetopazera on December 29th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
But what a way to go. *___*
Someday I'm going to be looking at Aiba's limbs as he dances or he's just going to unexpectedly grin and I will spontaneously combust. But it's totally worth it. Aiba Masaki, feel free to be the death of me! ♥

Thanks for following that link, dude! :D
Yo.: Mirror man mirror man doin' only what miinsipid_paragon on January 4th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
Oh A no Arashi. The power of Aiba must be acknowledged when even Jun's shell of cool shatters under Aiba's enthusiasm. And oh god, Mago Mago Arashi. The tears do not stop.
Top: 嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!topazera on January 8th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
I love how when Sho did T no Arashi, they all did an admirable job of keeping a straight face and telling him he was lame. But as soon as Aiba starts proposing experiments, everyone just completely melts and the enthusiasm is instantly contagious. Aibaaaaa~

Also, your icon? So true!
mikimouseymikimousey on January 5th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
Aiba chan is made of awesome! Yay!
Top: 嵐: Steal my Sunshinetopazera on January 8th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
Agreed! I can seriously watch this boy do anything! :D
peaches in the creases of a plastic bag: je: skinny legs and allphrenk on January 7th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
There's no doubt that shaped the group and made them into the dorks who sail boats of salt and dress up as reindeer and generally capture our hearts. Aiba-chan, we'd be nothing without you!

SO TRUE.

he flings himself so wholeheartedly in all the games

AND CAUSES ME GREAT ANXIETY. ♥

WELL DONE, INCLUDING THAT PART WHERE AIBA SHOWS OFF HIS SEXIEST PART. AND WELL DONE, AIBA, FOR DECIDING TO SHOW US THAT.

A NO ARASHI YES YES YES. MAGNIFYING GLASS IS MY FAVORITE PART THAT ISN'T AN ARASHI MEMBER OR AN ARASHI MEMBER'S FACE.

IMAGINE THAT I QUOTE EVERY PART AND MENTION OF PICTURE OF THE MAGO SECTION. MAGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

AND AnS. WE ARE COMING FOR YOU, AnS.

YAIBAY! YAIBAY!! ♥!!!!!!! YAIBAY!

eta: I can't believe I missed this the first fifteen times I read through this but I found another typo. "Arashi no Shunkudai-kun".

ALSO MY FAVORITE PART OF THAT MAGO (THE LAST ONE) IS THE PART WHERE AIBA IS CUTTING THE JII-CHAN'S HAIR AND ISN'T ACTUALLY CUTTING ANYTHING. I LOVE IT SO MUCH.



Edited at 2010-01-07 05:26 pm (UTC)
E.soothing_sight on March 14th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ok. I'm a stranger who happened to wander to your Lj. And it wouldn't be right of me to leave without letting you know how much I enjoyed this Aiba birthday picspam. I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOOOOVE IT!!!!
And that last gif.... my heart can't contain all my love for him!! <3

Thank you for making this day and even brighter day! :D

(And truly, you're a Hanson fan too! Hey! *grins* It's awesome to think they are Arashi+Hanson fans in the Arashi fandom. *waves* I'll probably come visit again!~~)



Top: 嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!topazera on March 14th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
Aw, I'm glad you did take the time to stop by! You're welcome! I've been going a little overboard with the birthday posts this year so it's nice to share the joy. ♥

And that last gif.... my heart can't contain all my love for him!! <3
I know just what you mean, oh, Aiba. You're my favorite. I mean, along with the other four. ♥♥♥

(And truly, you're a Hanson fan too! Hey! *grins* It's awesome to think they are Arashi+Hanson fans in the Arashi fandom. *waves* I'll probably come visit again!~~)
Ah! *waves* I'm so happy to meet other Arashi+Hanson fans! I actually have one person on my flist who's same. It feels like they're natural allies: good-natured, warm, obviously loving each other. I just never dreamed of what I'd feel when I could watch my boys in hundred of hours of television. :)

Nice to meet you! :D
E.soothing_sight on March 15th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Nice to meet you indeed! :D

I'm not a member of H.net anymore, but I still follow Hanson's music-related happenings: new album in June! Yay!! I'll forever be a fan of their talent and wish them all very happy and fulfilling lives, and will attend their concert again if I have other opportunities, but... Arashi has claimed my heart and soul. ^_____^

Well, see you around! :D
thefortysecondthefortysecond on April 16th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
Hi. I'm going to apologize in advance for stalking you a little bit, beacause HASFOIFVawdsifjvasasDFIASI pretty picspams and things.
Thank you for sharing the beauty with us!
(Did I comment on this already? I just realized that I might have commented already. Oh, well. I'm commenting again. <3!)
Top: 嵐: Fuck you Ninotopazera on July 15th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
Lololol, thank you for the stalking, so many months later! I STALK YOU WITH THIS COMMENT. ♥
eternallyskyedeternallyskyed on July 15th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
I just randomly found your post and I just have to say:

<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

This just reconfirms my love for Aiba <3 Thank you so much for posting this!

Btw: do you still happen to remember the episode where he hug's the Grandma and the 'walks' the dog? I can't seem to find it >
Top: 嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!topazera on July 15th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Awwww, you're welcome! And thank you, I love random comments on old posts! ♥

Sure! It's MMA 014, a classic for sure! Aibaaaaaaaaa. :DD
Pia Gppiahh on May 19th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
SOOO PRETTYYYY!!!! LOVE AIBA!!!