elenniel: (photoshop)
Ye-ah. My wallpaper muse wandered away again. Or rather, I ran out of inspiring and usable scans. :( Someone point me to a good source!
Anyway I decided to throw out whatever I've done today - since it's MatsuJun's birthday and I have a few Jun pieces :D

Most are 1440x900, with a few versions in 1280x1024. Lockscreen wallpapers (optimised for iPhone ^^) are at the end.

This post contains pieces featuring: Matsumoto Jun, Kanjani8, Nishikido Ryo, Ohkura Tadayoshi, Ohno Satoshi, Sakamoto Masayuki and Yokoyama You. A happy birthday to MatsuJun~!

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elenniel: (photoshop)
Yikes. I started making wallpapers again and then realised that I have SUCH a backlog of unposted wallpapers and I didn't even realise it. @_@ So here's a mixture of stuff that ought to have been posted last year and some newer ones that I just made.

Contents: Kanjani8, K8 combis, Yokoyama You, Ohkura Tadayoshi, Arashi, Matsumoto Jun, Sakurai Sho, Okada Junichi, Nagano Hiroshi, Takizawa Hideaki

It's really been a while! )

lol

Nov. 23rd, 2011 11:46 am
elenniel: (matsujun3)
I was listening to this BBC report on kimono culture. It was an audio report with pictures like a slideshow. This one picture caught me straightaway. The person on the right of the picture is... very eye-catching. XD 


(click image for full size screenshot) 

それは松潤でしょう? XDD 

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elenniel: (kanjani8)
Brief comments/recollections, based on what I vaguely understood? 8D 

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elenniel: (atadan)
(I know I seem to be posting a lot all of a sudden, but I feel like I need to get some flailing or fandom babble out of my system now in the first week of the new sem and before work proper begins. 8D )

Of the Room Zero wall and the hotel exterior... )
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elenniel: (sakamoto2)
musicmind may not have blown me away as Vibes did or amuse me as much as Love & Life or have as many songs that I liked as Voyager, but... there were definitely parts that I liked.

I liked how there was a sort of jazzy feel to the whole concert, mostly because they had a brass section in addition to the usual band... and because the musicians weren't hidden away somewhere - they were in plain sight on either side of the stage and whenever any of V6 wandered near enough, the tracking spotlight would also end up illuminating whichever musician was nearest XD I think there was a sequence where they got the brass section (or was it the guitars?) to kind of join in the song. I thought that was really quite nice :)

Their Christmas medley - Silver Bells/Lonely Holy Night/2nd Bell - was a huge favourite of mine. I was kind of glad that they didn't include Miracle Starter since I don't like it quite as much as those other three songs :P
There was a simple little candle sequence during Lonely Holy Night that I thought was a nice touch. Nothing fancy, but the simplicity suited the atmosphere.

And it's just amazing how Okada Junichi - barely visible in the half-light - can make an action as plain as blowing out a candle look... stunning.


Read on for V6 and Eito~ )

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elenniel: (okada)
I've been going through my video folders lately... and I keep coming across random vids that I wish were subbed or that I wish I could sub. The list just keeps growing! @_@ hahaha

One would be part of the 2002 Johnny's Sports Day, namely the part where the representatives of J-White and J-Red have a little contest in order to pick their "cheer teams" (or whatever you call it) from the B-Rap school (GeI, yay!). I like this part because J-Red was represented by Taichi, MatsuJun and Okada. With that combination, it's a 100% elenniel bias. :P
The "cheers" that resulted from the nanshiki Globe duo (Red) and the Anko the KANCREW trio (White) were hilarious too, making fun of the various JE guys. The KANCREW one especially. XD They managed to poke fun at KinKi Kids, Jun, Okada and Nagase among others. lol~


This afternoon I downloaded one ep of VVV6 - because there was Will Smith and Okada. How could I resist that combination?? I watched it and cracked up. Especially when Will decided that he had to give Okada something in return for the wonderful ootoro (or was it sushi? I forgot) that Okada just gave him... and he picked up a pillow from the hotel sofa and handed it to a slightly puzzled Okada, saying that in America, they give these for special days. "You can open it later." LOL ( I should screencap that part one day...)


Then just now, I found a 2003 GeI episode lurking in my Arashi folder. And I soooooo want to sub this or see this subbed. Why?

This is why:
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MatsuJun! On GeI! With Sakamoto!! I completely forgot that I had this! I haven't seen it in eonsss.

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elenniel: (matsujun3)
Music Station Super Live, V6 & Arashi - Comments typed as I watched them on Friday... Bracketed comments I'm adding now.
V6:
Sakamoto! hair! so short
v6 went on a tour together?
okada <3 <3 <3
Nagano!
... nande Light In Your Heart?
[Why not Chou? :( ]
but thankfully no frills and fringes
[on the clothes]
Okada-Sakamoto harmony <3
Nagano sounds like he's straining a little


Jun and Junichi... )


I don't want to leave K8 out of today's flail post (which might be the last flail post of the year for me? Depends on how busy I am the next few days), so here's me flipping out over the January Potato scans from Vendy. =D
Pink and purple... )

Oh! Oh! I just watched this old clip of V6 on Music Station - when they performed Mejirushi no Kioku... and Okada played the piano! ♥ ♥ Every time I watch him play the piano I just melt... :3

Ok I'm done. ^^ Flu symptoms forcing me to bed now.

Hmm...

Dec. 17th, 2008 06:21 pm
elenniel: (okada3)
YOKO, WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR HAIR? AGAIN???

:( :( :(

Ryo-chan, you too! Okay, it's better than Yoko's, but still! You had such a nice hairdo... until now...

(Watching K8's Best Artist segment now - because it's the first one to finish downloading. V6/TOKIO almost done and Arashi, for some reason, is being annoying slow. ¬¬ )

6.51PM: Okada! Oh-so-cool in that white hat and white blazer. ♥ And Nagano! <3 Ah, what sights for sore eyes~
(Okada's black-and-white photographs where not half bad too. I particularly liked the composition of the photo where Inocchi was doing a handstand and Ken was holding his ankles. The DOF on the pic of Inocchi with hat in hand was not bad too. Nice, Okada! :Db )
*replays Cho*

7.38PM: I'm going to tell myself that Jun's out-of-place sweater and the annoying scarf around his waist and damp-looking hair is due to the fact that he was late and the stylists didn't have time to fix him up properly before he had to rush out to perform. (Although sometimes letting the stylists have their way is a bad idea too.) If I try very hard and ignore the hair, from the neck up, Jun looks nice. :D But hel-looo, Sho~! Lookin' good! 

(And I am so going to screencap V6's Cho. Can you sense a picspam coming? 8D )

elenniel: (kanjani8)
So yay, I finished my first fansub collaboration with [livejournal.com profile] ohmiya_sg and [livejournal.com profile] enshinge. XD

Honestly, I'm kind of shocked I managed to translate those songs - it was tough! But oh and en were great~

Still, it was really fun! Although after replaying some of those lines over and over and over again to get the timing right, I'm half-surprised I didn't end up having dreams full of Eito @_@ (And why in the world did I delete VirtualDub last time? It makes my editing life easier and I don't have to be stuck with Premiere - which, although it is good for advanced video editing, is a bit of a hassle for simple things like fansubbing - I must've been nuts... )

ohmiya_sg has posted it over at her LJ, so hop over and take a look at Janiben [2008.09.24] ;)

Meanwhile, I'm experimenting more with this subbing thing... starting with the Aiba bathing pythons in a Philippines zoo. :P


Oh, and this...
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us*original scan from yuckie-chan
is ♥ ♥ ♥

elenniel: (ryo)
But first, I just found this really amusing:

(from [livejournal.com profile] redchemistry 's translation of Wink Up's July message board)
okada junichi: to the people below
to matsujun (matsumoto jun) kun: the son of my acquaintance asked for your autograph. when we meet next time, please give me 3 of your autographs.
to sakurai (sho) kun: ...sakurai kun, please give me 2 of your autographs as well.
i'll need 3 autographs from matsujun kun and 2 from sakurai kun. for just a bit, i sound like a sempai (laughes).


There was a strange sort of amusing irony in that whole situation for me personally... =P

Right. Onto pics! (Just a few)
It's 2.42 AM...  )

:)

Apr. 29th, 2008 09:57 am
elenniel: (matsujun)
I didn't mean to post again today. I really didn't. I don't like to flood my f-list. >.< But I just want to say:


(Screencap borrowed from [profile] tenjostyle and cropped to my liking)

If this is MatsuJun's new hairstyle, post-HanaDan...

I APPROVE.

I highly approve.
elenniel: (hanadan)
Just some things (in fandom) that make me happy at the moment - even though I'm not exactly hyper-happy or anything. Heh. Listing them as they come to mind.

1. "Two Worlds" & "You'll Be in My Heart", Sakamoto Masayuki.
Disney + V6's leader? I love it! Tarzan isn't my favourite Disney movie, but I still like the music lots. :) And Sakamoto's voice! I'm starting to wonder if he isn't actually a better singer than Ohno. (Of course, that could be in part to his age/experience, since V6 started 5 years before Arashi did.) But he's at least on par with Riida.

2. "BRAND NEW DAY, BRAND NEW LIFE", V6
I am so addicted to this song at the moment. It's so relaxing and sort of "calmly happy." I can practically see V6's Voyager con performance of this song in my head whenever I hear it. *twirl, side-step, twirl* *finger dance* *bow* It's nice! Go download it if you don't believe me. [profile] snoew  agrees with me - don't you, snoew? :P

3. Hana Yori Dango trailer
All I can say is: KYA~~~
Still not too fond of the Doumyouji hair (although when it's properly curled it doesn't look as bad as half-curled and all-over-the-place like in some recent photoshoots -__- ), but Jun looks just... ♥

4. "DREAMIN' BLOOD", Kanjani8
Ah, the nostalgic, slightly 80s feel of this. And the lyrics. The melody. <3

5. Gakkou e Ikou MAX
Sakamoto and Ken evidently enjoying themselves way too much playing pranks on their kouhai, Nino being too wrapped up in his game to notice anything weird, Sho and Aiba gaily following whatever instruction was given to them, Ohno looking so happy at having his hairstyle praised, MatsuJun getting suspicious after the odd interview questions... XDD Oh, and the way Jun stared at the "girls" and then turned to stare at Sakamoto after finding out the "girls" were guys. LOL.
Can I just say this? I like how his reactions remind me of my own. hahahah! I'm not the type to react with a loud "EHH?" to shocks - although I might do it occasionally. Generally I just go for the disbelieving stare. XD

6. One Piece (manga)
This is really just getting better and better and better. The amount of new characters Oda-sensei has just thrown in! *gasp* Excitement! I wonder what the specialties of all these high-level pirates are. And the mystery surrounding that Engineer guy! Man... How does Oda-sensei keep it up??

7. Kanjani8's 47con
It was just huge fun. :D I wish I was much much more fluent in Japanese to understand the whole MC, but I gathered the gist of it I guess... But K8 was fun to watch! The Eito Ranger skit was priceless XD The hilarious opening song where Yoko forgot to introduce himself... Ryo's Heavenly Psycho performance with the audience... And *gasp* Ohkura drum solo! And Mamoritai! (which brings me to my next point)

8. Ohkura Tadayoshi
He is just way cool. His solo song at 47con! ♥ ♥ I heard he wrote the lyrics himself, which makes it doubly cool. I really liked how he ended the song by writing "mamoritai" in the air and how they superimposed the kana onto the screen as though he was leaving light trails with his finger. I'm not particularly crazy over drums or drummers, but I do think he's pretty good at it. :D

9. Okada Junichi
Mentioning drums starts the train of thought that goes: drums > musical instruments > piano > Okada. (Argh not enough shades of yellow/yellow-orange to use.) I can't get over his piano-playing in Hajimari. When I first watched Voyager con and that centre box platform turned round to reveal the grand piano and Okada playing... I just gaped and I think my heart skipped a beat. (lol) Then when he started to sing as well, I "died." It was like... "What? The guy acts, sings, seems to have an artistic bent and now he plays the piano too??" He's definitely my JE #3 now. (Gomen, Aibachan.)

(In case you think I'm forgetting all about Jun, let me just remind minna-san that I've expounded on MatsuJun's coolness before in various posts - to the point where I think I've said all I need to say and I think I really don't need to keep repeating myself to everyone already. :P I don't like repeating myself too much. haha)
EDIT: Right after I posted this and re-read it, it suddenly occurred to me that MatsuJun also dislikes having to repeat himself. font, you were really right when you said we're alike. ><

10. "ROCK THE HOUSE", Coming Century
Another song that I like for some bizarre reason. Probably the Voyager con performance helped. I liked what Kamisen wore for that. The dark sweaters/jackets they wore with the red and white flower print on parts was kinda nice.


Just ten for now. If I think of anything else or if I feel like it, I'll add on some more. ^^
elenniel: (matsujun3)
... I really hate that I don't have my usual Internet connection at home.

Wanted to post this yesterday night, but the line just wouldn't cooperate at all. >.< Right now I'm wondering if posting now is going to be any use, since I have the impression that if I post in the morning, it'll be lost in the mounds of other posts that come later on everyone's friends lists. bleh. haha

The other day, someone said that she couldn't remember what Okada looked like at all every time I mentioned him, so I directed her to a couple of pics. After seeing them, she said, "I think I know why you like him... He's got the 'Jun-ish' look." So in my boredom on Saturday night, I decided to go through my insane amount of Arashi scans and my not-so-insane amount of V6 scans and do a little comparison of pics. It was DIFFICULT. MatsuJun tends to pose like... Well, you know how he poses. Okada, on the other hand, is much more subtle and not so "out there." Also, I have much, much less pics of Okada than of Jun. I'm not sure if the total of Okada pics I have even reaches a third of my Jun pics.
Given that imbalanced total, I had to start looking from the Okada pics and find Jun counterparts with as similar an angle and pose as I could find. I had a lot of instances where I went Aaaah I've seen a pose like this before! but when I went to the Arashi/Jun folders, I couldn't find the pic I was thinking of. -__-"

(Initially I wanted to add Takki into the comparison as well since, as I've discussed with skyura before, I actually think Takki and Okada are better-looking than MatsuJun to begin with. But then, given that I have even less Takki pics than Okada pics... I decided not to waste my time. :P )

Here we go, then:


Conclusion? They're both good-looking. XD


hahahahah

Okay, okay... Hmm... Well, I personally think that (in photos), Okada has a stronger profile and a clearer and more 'honest' gaze. Jun has a more sultry(?) look in his eyes and somewhat softer features. After trawling through allllll my scans (and getting utterly confused by different pictures in the process), I think that Okada is more photogenic. But in certain shots, when Jun has his moments, he totally outshines Okada.
Of course, on screen and on stage, they're very different. Okada's more on the quiet side - more Ohno-like in character. MatsuJun knows how to work a crowd better (or so it seems - I haven't seen Okada on stage very much, honestly ^^ ) and has more 'personality.'

Speaking of stage... And since were on this whole comparison of MatsuJun and Okada...
I watched the subbed vid of Okada's birthday surprise at the last show of the end of the Voyager concert tour. And when V6 sang "Happy Birthday" to him, they projected the lyrics on screen so that the audience could sing along and there'd be no confusion about the name to use... And I felt my face twist into an absolutely bemused and "really?" expression when they sang, "Happy birthday, dear JUN-CHANNN..."
(No, the kanji for "jun" in Junichi is totally different from MatsuJun's, but still.......)

*insert suitable emoticon here*
elenniel: (jun style)
I looked around my f-list, but didn't see anyone sharing MatsuJun's Pepsi Nex CM - apart from the Zoom In clips and a low-res version of the CM ripped from the website.

So... Here's the full CM at 480x360.

Courtesy of the arashi clubbox. (For once, CB worked pretty quickly for me. Yay :D )



Download here! (MU)

At first I didn't really like the odd yellow tone of his suit, but after watchign the CM, it's not so bad after all. I like the overall look. :P

Just tested the download link and it seems to be fine, so... Enjoy the kakkoii-ness of Jun! (And, yes, comments would be nice ^^  )
elenniel: (photoshop)
(Pardon the icon. I just found it hilarious and couldn't resist. XDD)

Since I had a couple of people asking me for it, I decided to share the HQ version of MatsuJun's pic in Duet that I edited, as I wrote about in an earlier post. ^^


Got the original scan from [profile] wingist6 . Many thanks to her for scanning and uploading! ^^


Just for comparison's sake again, here's the before and after of that very-disagreeably-blue picture:
 
See? Doesn't he look twice as handsome in the second pic? ♥

Uploaded the full-sized image at Imageshack (click the thumbnail below). Oh, I added a small credit line near the top, but it won't detract from the scan; don't worry. ^^
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us
1334 x 2012 pixels (I cropped off the side because it was just text) @ 200 dpi

Because I've said all I wanted to say about this in my original post on this, I'll just leave this as it is and shut up now :P

Oh yes... Do credit both me and wingist6 if you use this? It'd be really nice of you ^_^

(And comments would be nice ne~ ♥ )
elenniel: (matsujun2)
Which baka decided to make MatsuJun's pic in the latest Duet photoshoot look like this???


(scan credit to [profile] wingist6)

... Seriously.

The overall photoshoot was great, but what was up with that blue filter on Jun's pic?? I think it's pretty obvious that the colouring was done in "post production" because you can see a brown patch on the table and on the bricks in the original picture. Setting aside the bad choice to colour the photo blue, that editing in itself is subpar. Why leave patches of the original colour like that? It's just weird and makes no sense.
It doesn't make sense either if you say that maybe the photo was already taken with a colour filter on the camera and those patches were edited later. In fact, that's even stupider. Why add in two brown patches? hahah... so that argument is totally null and void.

Because I like the pic, but hate the colour, I fixed it myself. I had to. It was driving me crazy to see such a beautiful photo wasted that way.



(Hahah okay, I dunno. Maybe some of you might like the blue tone. For my part, I hated it. ^^ )
elenniel: (sho)
MMA #91
Seeing Sho with kids is totally endearing.

Sho & Shinnosuke-kun... )

Jun Style, 22.12.07
I couldn't help laughing when I was listening to the beginning of Jun's radio show... He apparently tried out a couple of these personality quiz things (whether it was one quiz with two parts or two separate ones, I'm not sure) where you enter your name and they'll tell you which Arashi member you're most like and are most compatible with, and also your personality composition (e.g. "you are 50% Sho, 20% Ohno, 20% Nino, 10% Aiba." Stuff like that).

Jun is like Sho? )

EDIT: And one more thing...
Is it just me or... )
elenniel: (matsujun2)
Odoroki no Arashi SP 3 was... Interesting. Hahah

My favourite parts were the zero gravity experiment (yay Jun got to try it out!), Aiba's "invisibility" theory and Sho in the mirror ball or whatever you call it. And I loved that they used music from Star Wars in Odoroki. I nearly laughed out loud when I hear the opening chords of the Star Wars theme. Every time they used it in the show, I got this silly grin on my face. I love it when my fandoms overlap - even in tiny ways. ♥

Now I shall expound... With some small screencaps. :P (I never did see the point in putting large screencaps except for a particular reason.)
Zero Gravity )
And then there was what I call Aiba's "Invisible Man" theory.
The Invisible Aiba )

Mirrorball )

Shukudaikun - Mirrorman in Mirror Ball )

Random LJ quizzes! )
elenniel: (sho)
SHO-KUN! Your hair! What have you done?!
(My LJ is totally turning into an Arashi fan journal these days...)


That reminds me... I had a dream about Hana Yori Dango last night. Starring Matsumoto Jun and Inoue Mao. >.< I wasn't in it (phew), but it was like watching a special episode or OVA after HanaDan 2... (Skyura asked, "Why include Mao?" LOL. I should've put myself in the role of Makino eh? XD )
And I'm becoming quite convinced that half the time I dream, it's lucid dreams - meaning that I'm aware that I'm dreaming. I shall blog about this tomorrow or something. hahah

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