elenniel: (inocchi)

I've been cracking up over this video for several days now... ♪oishii karei ni nareru ka na~♪ 
[livejournal.com profile] snoew , [livejournal.com profile] duckii_mustang and [livejournal.com profile] xxgardenxx  would already have seen this, since I happily told them all about it. XD 



...aaah. Dissertation stress. Sometimes I wonder why oh why did I decide to do a Master's degree? @_@ 
elenniel: (otonari)
I want to watch that movie. 30th May!
(But what's the point of fussing over the premiere date. Not like I'm going to get to see it in cinemas... ¬¬ )

I never realised until a few hours ago just how many interpretations one could get out of "otonari."

おと な り
oto na ri; oto = sound
otona ri; otona = adult
o-tonari; tonari = neighbour

Otonari is a love story about two neighbours. He's a photographer, she's a florist. They don't meet, but they know each other - through sound. The sound of a door opening, footsteps across a room, windchimes, keys that jingle when one walks... (Gosh, those must be some really thin walls.)

And to think it's all summed up in the title!

It also probably explains why the movie's title is written with hiragana and spaced in that funny way.

I watched the most recent trailer maybe four times during the daytime yesterday but it didn't cross my mind until I watched it again at night. All of a sudden a comment from one of the characters that "the neighbour's kinda cute" and a later line of narration about this being a "grown-up love story" (I forgot the exact words 8D ) struck me and it was like a lightbulb totally lit up over my head. Such an "OHHHH. Now I get it!" moment. hahahah! Before this I was only ever aware of the "sound" part. ^^;

Screencaps and the sweet little logo... )

elenniel: (okada2)
... looking at old-ish scans of V6. In suits. And listening to Okada sing "Justify Me" at the same time.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

(I'm really sleepy now, so no time to put up any scans, but I just had to get this small flail out - even if it will get lost in the madness that is everyone's f-pages ^^; )

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.

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: (hanadan)
So I was looking through my screencaps folder... And I decided to just post a few random ones XD

*stifling laughter*
Nurse Nakatsu and Maid Sano. (One of these days I'm gonna make a comparison pic of Maid Ohno, Maid Sho and Maid Oguri side by side XDD)

elenniel: (sanji_flame)
Is anyone else besides me annoyed that LJ has started that Snapshots feature whenever there are links? I'm finding it a real pain. Especially when there are a whole bunch of links close together... No matter where I move the cursor, these huge idiotic Snapshots appear. Grrr. Please tell me I'm not the only person royally irked by it. X(

And in other news...
I now have 24 new wallpapers waiting to be posted. But I don't think I'll throw them all up at once this month. I'll probably keep some for December. I'm looking to make December a nice month - at least outside of work. (I fully expect my workload to increase as the year-end draws closer. I gather it's like that for a lot of people - even my friends in accounting and law say that the year-end is one of the most insane times...)  Perhaps I'll have a countdown to Christmas or maybe I'll just post two batches instead of the usual one a month... Or I could do a  "Twelve days of Christmas" thing - a wallpaper a day or something, starting from the 14th. We'll see. :P

I'm trying - rather unsuccessfully - to divide my mind between a whole bunch of things now. Work is one. The other is my wallpaper mania. I'm going nuts over all the gorgeous pics I'm finding, and all the new designer-y ideas I want to try (if only all such ideas worked well in execution...). Another would be plans for a Christmas presentation in church. I've vague ideas floating around, but gotta find time to sit down with my best friend and think it out properly. Hopefully at least one of these vague ghosts of ideas will solidify. I look forward to dabbling in directing and backstage work again, even if on a teeny tiny scale. *rubs hands together in glee* (It suddenly strikes me that in this I'm like MatsuJun - inclined to the "concert master" type of thing... I just don't really want to be on the stage myself. :P ) Argh, and there's also that promo website for my church youth camp that I said I'd do. It's not finished yet. >.<

Photographed my rings a while ago. XD Shall post them tomorrow or the day after. hehe
elenniel: (sanji)
I loved chapter 55 of Ouran. I am so buying volume 12 when it comes out (hm, up to volume 9 in bookstores only so far... sigh). It looks like Haruhai's slowly (and somewhat unconsciously?) waking up to her feelings for Tamaki. :P
Loads of thanks to [profile] devel_icious for kindly getting the scanlations from the forum for me :)

elenniel: (mulan)
Haven't done this in a long time. It's the put-all-your-music-in-a-player-on-Shuffle-mode-and-answer-the-questions-accordingly meme. :P
[profile] kamakari_date's recent post reminded me of it so I'm doing it just for the heck of it. heheh...

But... I'm only gonna use the Arashi songs I like (which amounts to a fair number). Too lazy to put all my music into a single list. (Are you mad? I have 10GB of music in my hard drives... Arashi music alone is almost 1GB already.)

1. Start your Windows Media, Winamp, Itunes, etc. in random mode
2. For every question, press the "next" button
4. If you wish, add any commentary in brackets under the name of the song

elenniel: (matsujun)
... After watching a good many Arashi videos and TV shows.

Just to amuse myself (and distract my mind from manga storylines which everyone but me finds so great), even though probably no one's gonna read this. haha

Saa. Enough for now. hahah. I need to sleep.


Aug. 1st, 2007 02:55 pm
elenniel: (shimuken)
I was watching D no Arashi #72, where MatsuJun and Aiba go to Akihabara to "investigate" the common characteristics of Akiba-kei otaku. Part of their "investigation" involved going to visit two otakus' homes. The first one was a guy's place - he shares the place with a roommate and they're both otaku.
MatsuJun saw a cosplay outfit hanging in the room, and asked who wears it, since it was a girl's costume. The roommate raised his hand and his name came up on the screen. My eyes nearly popped out of my head.

Fuji Syuusuke? Are you serious? It's even the same kanji as Tenipuri's Fuji! *stares*

I kept wondering if that was his real name or if it was a pseudonym he gave to the producers... It's gotta be a pseudonym... I think.

*stares some more*

Really Fuji Syuusuke..?

elenniel: (tezuka)
Yea right.

More like, half my time now is spent rendering (testing the light setup for the 3D scenes) so I've nothing much to do during that "waiting" period. So... I'm gonna talk about random stuff. hahahah

Then there's

elenniel: (tezuka)

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Sainted pit-bull? LOL. But fair enough for a simple personality quiz... I'd sort of agree with most of it. (Except maybe the "confident leader" part. hahah)
elenniel: (tezuka)
I'm going nuts over RAG FAIR's music. I want more. hahah
Even found a programme that can rip audio from .flv files so I could extract some songs from a few of the Youtube vids. Like the Sakura medley... I like how they sound when they sang Arashi's "Sakura Sake" - there was harmony! Unlike Arashi itself, which doesn't seem to really sing in parts. All five of them sing the same thing. :P
So far my favourite RAG FAIR songs have to be: She Side Story, Majikaru Koi no Power, Kimi no Tame ni Boku ga Tate ni Naro, Love Love na Couple Furi Furi de Chuu and Tea Time Lover. Hm.. Do It! isn't too bad either, but I like the others better. They're all acapella except for Kimi no Tame ni. Oh, and their Sakura medley is lovely too!

I still want Tezuka to beat Chitose (at the end of it, not just a couple of games). But, yea, whatever. :P

Watched the latest K-F subbed episode of One Piece. Davy Back Fight's Groggy Ring challenge! Nicely animated. Sanji and Zoro are just cool. And funny when they fight each other. XD
Re-read the Enies Lobby part of the manga - specifically where the Strawhats fight CP9. I still think Nami's marvellous, for all her money-minded ways. And Sanji closing the gates to distract/interfere with the Marines? Brilliant plan!

And in other news, I really liked episode 5 of HanaDan2!
Tsukasa was cute, trying to help Susumu. "Making use of your playboy lifestyles," he says to Soujirou and Akira. LOL! But this bit the producers added in was good for showing a nice side of Tsukasa for once.
Rui was... Rui. I love the character! I felt so sorry for him when he obviously likes Makino but she's all confused (and we all know she'll end up with Doumyouji). It was a little heartwrenching when Makino called him and he answered after just one ring, but then she suddenly gets scared and says nothing. The look on his face... Awww, Rui~
The girl who's playing Sara is so sweet-looking. It's probably going to be really interesting when they really get around to dealing with the Soujirou/Sara backstory.

Haken no Hinkaku isn't too bad. I kinda like it. (And it's always a bonus to see Shirotan, even though he only appears for a short time XD ) Really can't help but wonder if they're going to have any sort of romantic thing between Oomae and Satonaka-shunin. Probably wouldn't work though. He's too nice and she's too icy. Then again... Hm....
ahhahah... It might be better than Oomae with Shouji-shunin anyhow.
Mori quite got on my nerves this ep. I really can't stand that sort of female character. In a way she's as irritating as Nodame. Maybe a little less. Nodame's almost idiotic in her fixation on Chiaki. At least Mori seems to have more sense about her in comparison.

Friend snowwie's all mad over Nodame Cantabile now. The live-action, the anime... She wants to read the manga and yet won't because she wants to be surprised when season 2 comes out. There's no guarantee of a season 2.... -.-"
elenniel: (tezuka)
I want... )
elenniel: (tama-chan)
I'm inclined to think of PoT's Ohtori Choutarou and Ouran's Ohtori Kyouya as being related. I went and compared the kanji for their surnames - and it's the same (unless I've gone blind and can't tell the difference). XD I know having the same surname doesn't necessarily mean they're directly related, but I just find it funny to think about.

They're both rich kids with far more money than they know what to do with, and both go to 'elite' schools. Just that Choutarou's a good deal nicer than Kyouya. LOL. (I still like Kyouya best of all the Ouran guys, though. Tamaki's second. :P )  It'd be kinda fun to write a crossover fic, I think, since there's such a convenient link. Hahahahah... It would be tough dealing with the different personalities - although I can imagine a silent staring contest going on between Mori and Kabaji...
elenniel: (Default)
Shirotan's 21 today! XD
(I still find it hard to believe he's the same age as I am... Albeit quite a number of months younger. Oh well. Still 1985. XD *squee*)

Okay. Got that out of my system. I have... Slightly under 30 minutes of lunch break left before going back to class. Sigh.

Omedettou tanjoubi, Shirota!


elenniel: (Default)

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