24 December 2010 @ 10:32 pm homepage of miracles!  

no worries bb, I'd hug you!

Aiba is this amazing ball of energy that bounces off the walls, the other members, the television screen, and everything in between. I love watching him, because his mood totally sets that of everyone around him, whether it's a 'let's work hard!' attitude or a 'wheeeeeeeeeeee' attitude. And in those extremely rare moments where we get to see him sit down and say a little about what he thinks about himself and others, something comes out that shows how much he cherishes his group.

He's been said to constantly profess his love for Arashi when he gets drunk, he's extremely cute with animals (which also seems to bring out his fail!English skills), and he says the dorkiest things that become the key words in fandom. And of course, true to his miracle boy title, he pulls out those impossible works time and time again. Or maybe he just has good luck and timing simultaneously. :D

Aiba, you silly dorky guy, happy birthday, and continue being the energetic person you are. Your smile lights up so many other people.
17 June 2010 @ 10:35 pm
today marks the birthday of a very special neener  

(Yay for GMT -5.00 timing! Always late to the party, that's us XD)

So a little over a year and a half ago, I got inducted into the world of rainbows and sparkles. And at first, it wasn't for Neens. Like most people in these parts, I got Jun-baited by HYD (though I didn't really like him in that either, I just got curious and went on Wikipedia XD) and well, one thing led to another and I became an Arashi fangirl.

What was the turning point for my viewpoint on Nino? To be honest, I'm not too sure myself. It might have been his acting (or just the roles he was cast as and looked mighty fiiiiiiiiiiiiine in :D), it might have been AnS (because he snipes at everyone and I love him for it), or it might just have been his beautiful musicianship (needless to say, Niji is in my favourites XD). But in the end, my mind had settled that yes, Nino was indeed my number one.

One of my favourite episodes of AnS is the one where Higedanshaku (spelling?) goes on and Yamada Rui the 52nd complains about how his girlfriend is a huge Nino fan XD That cracked me up so much. And then Nino just went and stole the show, being the brat he is. What I love is that he might be all snarky and bratty, but in his interviews Nino reveals the other side of himself - the contemplative one, the mysterious one. It keeps me guessing, and it keeps me interested. And honestly, he comes up with good quotations in those :) Oh, and how he sang for the couples each time he went on MMA? Adorable.

Nino has pretty much become the archetype for my favourite kind of idol. When I look at my other idol fandoms I can see bits of Nino in each one, and I can't help but make that comparison. XD That's pretty much how much he's affected my state of mind. And really, I do love him for it. :D

May you continue to game on, be snarky and musical, and stay young! The 'eternally 17' moniker really fits, haha. (Seriously, his face doesn't change!)

Oh, and I forgot to tack on my gift!

I hope your ears don't bleed.
Current Mood: happy
01 February 2010 @ 11:15 am
the saiyaku post of tardy arrival  
I promised to do this last week, and I've finally gotten around to it! I actually spent quite a while making caps, which is failtastic on my part. Wow. Okay, onto the real deal.

It certainly wasn't a masterpiece, but it was an entertaining drama - I mean, what can you expect from a one-shot SP drama? - and it played to their strengths in roles. (My mom, who watched it today, commented on that. XD) And I mean, it doesn't have to be amazing, but fans will find what they're looking for anyway, just because these roles seem so typical of them now. I, at least, got my dose of Nino!snark. Or snark!Nino. Or both XD

... spoilers, obviously XD onto the caps! )

Wow, I didn't think I would be able to type this much on it. I definitely took too many caps, but I didn't feel like wasting any of them so they're all here, lol. (I kind of wish Sora Takaku was on the new single as an extra B-side, but oh well. Maybe it'll be put on a new album or something XD)

Okay, sushi time!
Current Mood: awake
26 December 2009 @ 08:06 pm
why the magician is number one  

So I'll try and remember as much as I had before the stupid thing died on me. Here goes.

I've never done a full-blown fandom post and I was busy with the scanner so Aegisub was being slowed down, so I started this instead! And it's about none other than my number one. I'm too lazy to go hunt down magazines so no scans, but there will be a couple screencaps. And I'm just bored, really, so not everything will come to my head, so let's consider this a work in progress. Because for sure I'll find more reasons I like this brat that I'll have to add. (And maybe if I'm not lazy, more screencaps.)

Like who, you ask? None other than Ninomiya Kazunari! :D

Why him out of the five dorks in the rainbow sparkles we call Arashi - well, you'll see.

tl;dr? not if it's for nino! :D )
08 September 2009 @ 12:11 am
a piece of writing, for once  
A little while ago a friend and I did a prompt exchange since I haven't been writing much lately and I was looking for a bit of a stimulus. She gave me this:

Yelling: truth! Truth is like a blanket that always leaves your feet cold. You push it, stretch it, it'll never be enough. Kick at it, beat it, it'll never cover any of us. From the moment we enter crying, to the moment we leave dying, it'll just cover your face as you wail and cry and scream.

So here is my offering for now. It's not very creative and I might redo it later, especially that last part. Just thought I'd put this up before school starts and I forget to write this for her and/or put it up here.


Yeah. The title I got while thinking of Maou, the whole distorting the truth thing. Doesn't help that, you know, Arashi sang a song called 'truth'. XD Definitely a few influences on my writing. The last part gave me some trouble, since it was originally a lot longer than the first two and I wanted a bit more balance...

And I shouldn't be up right now. I'll never get up in time.

Current Music: meaning of birth - motoo fujiwara
19 August 2009 @ 05:54 pm
Solo Piano Arrangement: Kumori Nochi, Kaisei - Yano Kenta starring Satoshi Ohno  
I wish I was able to order a copy of All The Best! LE. But... yeah, life happens. (Maybe I can get my relatives to get me the HK version or something...) But congrats to our sparkle boys for their first day sales. :D

I had this done a few days ago, but... it's pretty messy. XD I think I now understand why sheet music for this doesn't seem to be easily found/actually exist. I wanted it to be as accurate as possible, so I think I took that over making it simple to sight-read. My advice, though, is that you just listen to the MP3 and the original to get the rhythms while you use the sheet music to get the notes. It will make more sense after. ^^"

Thank goodness that one little clip at the end of episode 6 of Uta no Onii-san exists...

Personally, I think my arrangement is a little difficult, so feedback on this one would be much appreciated.

Download Link (MU)

As usual, the compressed file contains a PDF and an MP3. Sorry that the last two bars of the MP3 don't actually slow down like it says on the PDF, Finale was being stupid. Just... imagine it. :D

in case you don't want to read about all the stuff i whined about while doing this )

After this, unless something really strikes me, I'll be doing some songs my friends have requested and tossing Voyager from V6 somewhere in there (just because I'm still listening to it on repeat). I don't know if I'll put them up, I probably will just for the heck of it - does the song from Kami-sama mou sukoshi dake (never seen it, just hoping that's the name...) or an a capella version of 'Danny Boy' interest anyone? XD

On a completely random RL note: I finally got notification that I'm on my school's music council. XD

Current Music: voyager - v6
12 August 2009 @ 11:47 pm
Piano/Vocal Arrangement: Kako (Konseki) - Ninomiya Kazunari  
I'm back! And putting more music up...

This was actually done a little while ago except I couldn't get a hold of any lyrics and I was too lazy to turn the file into a PDF and make the MP3 and compress the file and upload it... but now it's all there! Lyrics are courtesy of the wonderful [ profile] taijiproject , and while you're at it, take the time to read her beautiful translation (I would have tried to put it in the music too, but I had no room...)

So instead of practising for my piano exam (which is... in a few hours), here you go!

Download Link (MU)

Same as last time, inside the compressed file is a PDF file and an MP3. This time the MP3 is of the piano accompaniment only. It's not really an arrangement where you can play and sing at the same time (though I suppose if you're really good you could) - it was made with a two-person performance in mind. So if you can play but don't feel like singing, grab a friend! And if you can sing but can't do that and play at once, you can use the MP3... or grab a friend! :D

Spread the love, right? Because everyone needs a little bit of Nino music in their life.

Comments would be nice but not necessary, and recordings are welcome to be heard! Requests are also welcome for a song so long as you tell me what it should be arranged for and offer me some way of listening to it.

My next work is... about two-thirds done, so hopefully I can churn that out in a bit :D

I played Time Hollow for DS a few days ago and when I came back and looked at 'Kako', I immediately thought of the high school in the game XD
03 August 2009 @ 03:21 pm
Solo Piano Arrangement: Kako (Konseki) - Ninomiya Kazunari  
... this must be the first time I've ever put anything like this up online.

That aside! With the lull of summer and some time to spare, I went surfing around as usual and wound up listening to Nino's Iza, Now! concert solo. And fell in love with it. Then I tried looking for some sheet music for it (because I'm not very good playing by ear) and couldn't find any to the extent of my limited ability to search.

So I made some. :D Highly recommend using pedal, so the left hand carries a little more.

PDF + MP3 (MU) | JPEG (MU)

If you take the file, comments would be nice but not necessary (just because I don't always comment, and being hypocritical is counterproductive).

In the first compressed file is a PDF version of the transcription and an MP3 of how it sounded on Finale Playback. The second one is four JPEG images of the PDF, for anyone who's in a sticky situation and can't open a PDF, but right now the MP3 is NOT included in the second file.

I probably will not put up my own playing  - I'm honestly not very good - but if you would like to upload your playing of this arrangement, by all means, just please credit the transcription and send me a link because I'd like to hear someone else play it.

It's my first time arranging anything for solo piano (the only prior experience I have with transcription is a capella vocal work) so if anything sounds off, please feel free to leave any feedback for improvement. I'm also open for some requests at the moment, if anyone wants any.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy! I may do a piano/vocal arrangement, if inspiration comes.

Current Music: himitsu - ninomiya kazunari
09 March 2009 @ 05:04 pm
So [ profile] katyoukai complained that my drabble wasn't under a hundred words and that her first drabble was and it sucked.


memoria: memory (Beautiful days) )

Har har har.

EDIT: So, I don't feel like making a new entry to spaz about life, so I'll put it here.

I did not enjoy writing my French essay today. Not only did I have to stay after school to finish copying my good copy out because I underestimated the time I'd take to edit three more essays, but it drove me mad. Honestly, I felt like I was terribly limited because my vocabulary was stunted. I also had a dilemma about whether 'un manque' was considered an expression of quantity. Help me, [ profile] sidevocalist D:

Though I did manage to stay awake in Physics class today, which seems to be (sadly) a rarity these days. I think it was because [ profile] kaychung and I were talking about JE stuff in between presentations. Hence the several requests. (I swear I'll get to them.)

So I'm leaving in two days and I'm packing my bags. It doesn't take that long... though my father has been spazzing at me. I know he has good reason, I don't want to leave anything behind either. XD
08 March 2009 @ 10:32 pm
dun... dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun...  
Tee hee. Rhapsody in Blue is awesome. I wish I was in the ensemble that played it tonight. -_- But tonight's concert was tons of fun. Two of my friends and I saw some lady breakin' it down on the side. XD

But... my second accomplishment today: I WROTE A DRABBLE.

nuntius: messenger (Love so sweet) )

Tee hee, cheesy, sappy, whatever. Drawn from this line:

Shine more, my awesome lady. My feelings will softly reach you.
Believing is everything, love so sweet.

07 March 2009 @ 08:50 pm
this stuff takes time  
So I passed my Bronze Cross exam today. Yay. I completely flipped out after I was told to redo something... and then I didn't even know what I did wrong at that point, but apparently I fixed it. XD

Anyways, I've been trying to get back into writing, but I feel like EPIC FAIL.

omgosh total arashi rip )

Yeah. Ugh. Help me out, someone >_<

Current Music: one love