oops i forgot my annual new year greeting here but
hello everyone. are my friends still active on lj? if you are, hey sabe/wassup? as you can tell it's been ages since i updated here or even on dreamwidth but i'm constantly active in twitter and the occasional tumblr posts if you need to find me. just know that i'm still around and living a well enough life. there's the usual ups and downs but nothing too hard thankfully. i hope you are all doing well too. even if we haven't spoken in ages, i still think about everyone. i will try to update again soon. bye bye.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
SELAMAT TAHUN BARU!!!
Wow! I haven't updated here in a while. Pretty much LJ has become a lurking place now. You all know where to find me on twitter & tumblr if you have to.
dunadan / @untestsubject
It's not exactly news to the general public that traditionally, Johnny's idols have always been deeply involved in the production of their concerts. It's not born from some idealistic pretty thoughts of "A concert is something we create ourselves"; rather, it's a "no-nonsense" custom and obligation for them as Johnny's. Out of the groups, Arashi has a particularly strong tendency towards that. With a central focus on Matsumoto Jun, they proactively involve themselves with the organization, the production, the staging, the visuals, the lighting, the special effects, the dance choreography and outfitting, right down to all the nooks and crannies.
Read the whole thing here.
"Even if there are people who might move on to something else, we have fans who are there for us without change. That's everything to us." (Sakurai)
"No~t at all. As long as the five of us are happy anyone can pass over us; whether they pass over us or not is something I have no interest in at all." (Ohno)
"Hmm... now that I think about it, I don't think aiming for the top meant we were going to fight others for it. If we can make the people who support us happy, that would be the true top." (Aiba)
"Our circumstances right now is just a hindsight-based opinion. There's always a sense of danger because we don't know what's going to happen after this. Isn't that the price we have to pay for taking on the responsibilities of doing this kind of work?" (Matsumoto)
"I know that idols are cool when they retire manfully at their peaks, but we're not manly. (laugh) We'll be clinging on forever!" (Ninomiya)
If you have not read the translations for Pia, YOU SHOULD!