I hope I'm not gonna burn out soon like I did last year (regarding wallpaper designs, that is)... but for now, I'm still kinda on a roll! 8D
Am also trying something new: smartphone lockscreen wallpapers. But first! Let's get the regular desktop wallpapers out of the way...
Contents: Kanjani8, K8 combi (Tacchon, Ryo, Yasu), Yokoyama You, Nishikido Ryo, Shibutani Subaru, V6, Okada Junichi
( Ooh, lockscreen wallpapers... )
Lockscreen (for iPhone)
So I adapted some of my wallpaper designs to an iPhone lockscreen format. I don't know whether there's a real "demand" for this or not. If there is, I may start creating separate designs for this format (because it's vertical and narrower, or even square - based on how the iPhone places the clock and slider on the lock screen).... or make an extra version of my regular wallpapers (if I feel the design fits the format). So, tell me what you think?
Beneath the cut, you will find lockscreen designs for: Arashi, K8, Maru, Tacchon, Ryo, Yoko, V6, Miyake Ken, Tonisen, Kamisen, Mabo, Ikuta Toma
HSJ segment now, but YokoHina were rambling on about names just now. Yoko thinks that his is... not so great? haha Mentions of the "Knock brothers" joke somewhere in there. "Murakami", on the other hand, seems to be a surname that pops up a lot more in geinoujin circles these days. Yoko thinks "Kimura" is a cool one, and they generally agree that SMAP-san have nice names - "Nakai. Inagaki." "Nishikido" isn't too bad either. "Shibutani" could be troublesome, what with the Shibuya connection and all that. XD
Bah, LJ lost my last update. Here it is:
Yoko still remembers his first time in Tokyo - age 15, on the shinkansen and all... and V6 performing at Yokohama Arena? 8Da
Hm, YokoHina were discussing the Ranger colours? Baru chose first - pretty much just up and declared he wanted red. 8D Yoko and Ryo were indifferent.
Yoko mentions that Arashi have individual colours too right - the ones that were on Tokyo Tower and all...
Ugh, that caller had such a... cartoony voice. I hope that was the result of voice-changing software and that that wasn't her actual voice.
Tokio the Ride - Taichi calls a listener
Girl: Who's this?
Taichi: Who do you think it is?
Girl: Eh? ... Jii-chan? *
Taichi gets girl to pass the phone to her little brother and he demands to know if he sounds like their grandfather.
Boy: Not at all.
The thing about me listening to Recomen is that I can't keep up my concentration. My concentration wavers depending on how much of the talk I understand. If I don't get the topic at the start, my attention wanders really quickly. And with each segment in between - HSJ's, SMAP's, Taichi's, and Tsubasa's - my concentration levels drop. No, actually it drops the most after HSJ's and SMAP's because I really don't care about those segments and I'm only giving about 1% of attention to it (just enough to know when the segment ends, haha). So when those segments end, I have to quickly pull myself back to focus on what Yoko and Hina are saying, and it usually takes a while for me to regain a decent level of concentration after that... which means I lose out on more stuff and end up understanding less and less as the show goes on. -_-""
So just now my mind was wandering all over the place again and then suddenly I heard Maru's voice. Realised they were playing a clip from last week's Recomen. Presumably the part where he was talking about himself and Hina.
Yoko was totally pushing the HinaMaru thing. (I don't ship anyone, but it was really funny to listen to anyway XD ) I attempted to take notes but... er... only managed several lines. Too busy alternately puzzling over phrases and cracking up at other times. enshinge is the pro at this, not me - let's hope she gets around to listening to this Recomen soon? 8)b
Have some random lines from throughout the last half hour or so, colour-coded just because I felt like it. haha (Some are potentially incorrect, and I apologise beforehand. ^^; )
"I LIKE WOMEN, OK?!"
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( Here we go~ )
So K8 designed their own Fight jerseys. Just for the record, I really really enjoyed watching that particular behind-the-scenes video. Someone needs to sub it. hahah
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( elenniel's comments )
And just a heads-up: look out for more wallpapers soon? :)
Yoko - hmm, pretty good (considering I don't usually like that sort of dull mustard-ish yellow). Hina - I don't think that slightly desaturated red flatters him, but overall the look is ok. Maru - flourescent orange; automatic "argh, NO". Ryo - I like that green and I kinda sorta like the purple, but that green + that purple + orange just reads "The Joker" to me. Yasu - flourescent pink; also automatic "argh, NO." (And as for that hair... no, Yasu, NO.)
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From the very beginning of the episode, Baru had this annoyed/uncomfortable/"what the hell" look on his face. I don't recall him showing such an expression from the start of Janiben before. XD
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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~ )
In celebrating the anniversary of their collaboration, ohmiya_sg and enshinge seem to have inadvertently delivered an early 誕生日プレセント to me with that slew of new subbed vids... Even including a Gakkou e Ikou episode and Kisarazu Cat's Eye clip! whee~~
Okay. On to the real stuff. My turn to churn out a few small subs!
TSD SP [2008.12.27] - Aiba and the Dolphin Stunt
( Iruka! )
Also... (very) short Eito radio clips~!
Kikujani - 22 November 2008 & 20 December 2008
(I hope I noted down the dates correctly... 8D )
( Kikujani Eito~~~ )
NO UPLOADING TO STREAMING VIDEO WEBSITES.
Or I shall be very displeased.
Comments appreciated as usual... and all that. XD Go pay tribute to enshinge too~!
And I shall go sleep now. Will post this to the Arashi/K8 comms later I guess. So, f-list, you get to see all these first XD F-list and the others who watch my LJ, that is. ^^
Sakamoto! hair! so short
v6 went on a tour together?
okada <3 <3 <3
... 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.
...And had so much fun watching the Kansai Juniors' segment that I just had to sub it. :D So I ripped it from the VCD and it became the second video ever that I subbed but I decided not to post it immediately and kept it as my Christmas present for the V6 and Eito comms. =D
It's a little 'basic' because at the time I hadn't yet learnt certain tricks of subbing (like having multiple colours for one line). I could re-do it, but I've no patience to re-encode and reupload everything again so this'll have to do. ^^
Kansai Jrs vs 20th Century
The Kansai Juniors' representatives - Yoko, Baru, Hina and (an almost unrecognisable) tiny Ryo - were given the challenge of telling their seniors, 20th Century, to retire.
For the benefit of Eito fans who might not be so familiar with V6, 20th Century is the older half of V6 and consists of Sakamoto Masayuki (V6's leader), Nagano Hiroshi and Inohara Yoshihiko.
To give you an idea of exactly why this might be so terrifying... The age gap is quite large - Sakamoto is ten years older than Yoko and Baru, and Nagano and Inocchi aren't too far behind. And to top it all off, Sakamoto is reputed to be quite a scary person. They say even Johnny-san is somewhat afraid of him. XD So you can imagine the then-Kansai Juniors' apprehension at having to tell them to retire. :P
There were some utterly priceless lines in here. XD My favourites were...
Nagano to Kansai Jrs, while pointing at Sakamoto: Look carefully! In ten years you'll all become like that too!
Hina to Yoko: Stop talking. The more you talk, the higher the chance of you getting snapped at!
( On to credits and links! )
They still haven't reached the title call. XD Yoko and his long stories. hahaha (At least it's not the Yasu story again. ^^; )
Finally the title call. :P And Hina reels off the usual stuff....
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Huh? What? What? What's going on? I don't get why the sudden explosion from them... OHH. IT'S KISSAKO.
It's Kissako, people! ROFL.
I find this just too funny... and evidently YokoHina do too. He knows Eito, and YokoHina are surprised
(I actually don't really know why Kissako's famous - anyone care to enlighten me? - but it's still hilarious, knowing how Yoko used to mess up on the name. ahahahha)
LOL. Yoko messes up on the name again! XD
Yoko's really happy he called~
And they're playing Kissako's Kokoro. hehehe
( The last bit... )
Ah, the ending part of this Recomen was so funny. :D And now I'm quite awake. (Not good. It's midnight. I should be sleeping soon. Not a good time to be so awake.)
And here we go~ YokoHina Recomen~~
Ryo and Tacchon away for drama shoots (Ryusei no Kizuna and Hissatsu Shogotonin)
First song of the night: Musekinin Hero!
Recomen Girls' Ranking
Something about the type of guy you like...
Didn't understand #5 - I need en-chan's translations! haha
#4 was childlike guys?
(LOL. I think this would generally apply to nearly all of Eito. XD )
Missed hearing #3, but #2 = 優しい人 (kind guys)
#1 Funny-cool guys
( Yoko and Aiba? XDD )
Chinen says that his favourite words are love, courage and Satoshi. -___-" 愛と勇気と智
*goes to look for the bun bought earlier whilst HSJ segment is still on*
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9.15PM (Malaysia time)
They played ∞o'clock 2008 version!
Very... fast rap. -___-
Baru > Tacchon > Ryo > Yasu > Hina > Yoko > Maru > Baru
I couldn't make out any part of Ryo's rap except the last line... Too fast, Ryo-chan!
Recomen Girls' Ranking... Heroes of Heisei era? (Did I hear right?)
Hahah #5 is HSJ.
Kitajima Kousuke is #1.
Waitaminute. Isn't this supposed to be ratings week? WHERE'S THE REST OF EITO? *glares at the other five*
Something about Takki & Tsubasa
HSJ new single - Mayonaka no Shadow Boy (?)
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