December 30, 2006

new solos & Xmas SC

[EDIT]: Updated the treasure box with these SC clips from the 2006.12.19 Xmas special: opening [5 MB], Ya3 bit [47 MB], Hikaru in Junior ni Q [15 MB], closing [17 MB]. =)
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Hikaru and Yabu performed two new solos last Sunday: Gentles (?) and Arashi no Carnival. Hikaru gets a funky song and Yabu gets... a little dangerous at the end of his solo. LOL Still it's better than the crotch touching thing. XD It would be awesome if Shoon and Taiyô got to perform two new solos themselves next time, but from Kindai's pic it seems we'll have another performance of Te wo tsunaide yukô. Not that I mind, really. I love that song and I want to see if Shoon and Yabu will or will not hold hands in the same way they did on Shônen Club. Yes, it was quite a peculiar way of holding hands, different from the way Yabu held hands with Hikaru, and from the way Hikaru held hands with Taiyô. Oh, well, then again perhaps it was just something random, or perhaps it's me and my Yamabu obsession. XDDD Anyway, I'll shut up and let you watch the livestage. Oh, almost forgot. ^^ I ripped both songs separately (with no Katô Kan voice in between XD) and uploaded the performance too:
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And I also wanted to comment a little on the Christmas SC special. It was mostly old SC performances, so I cut those out and tried to leave in the main Ya3 bits, which include a silly but cute opening with all the juniors, Ya3 reading some fan postcards, Hikaru in the Junior ni Q special (I LOVE his current haircut), and the ending, which was silly but cute too. XD By the way, for the Yamabu fans out there... notice how Shoon (or rather his voice) woots when Yabu is reading a postcard in which the fan's nicknam is "Yabu's big fan". ^^B Ne, was that you who wrote the card, Shoon? =p
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December 29, 2006

call for help

I don't know if you know the Shoon daily LJ community I co-mod, Shoon around-the-clock, has an extension called The Beauty of That? The idea was to have an online "video library" with as many clips as possible of Shoon's SC performances, Ya3 show performances, his scenes from Satomi Hakkenden, Ya3 show clips... but it's so ambitious that I've realized I need help because I already have too much on my plate as it is with my personal blog, this blog, co-modding the S. a-t-c. community, maintaining the community's album... and last but not least, my real life obligations. I have a Michelangelo streak in me, a tendency to take up too many things at once, and I really have to do something about it 'cause I'm not a supergirl and it's taking its toll on me. ^^U

So the thing is I need some volunteer/s to help me maintain "The Beauty of That". What would you have to do? Upload clips to the community's [Dailymotion account], post them on the blog, and if you know a little html update the nav bar links. Of course you'd be credited on the blog. ^___^ Any kind soul wants to help?

December 28, 2006

crappy wallpaper

[EDIT FOR LILY]: Here's the MS medley mp3 from SC you wanted uploaded at YSI. =]
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I'm so obsessed with Shoon's latest pic from Kindai that it's getting ridiculous. XD Not only did I make an icon out of it, used it for the header, and replaced the one on the header of the b-day blog with it. Now I've also used it to make a new header for the layout of the Shoon daily community I co-mod with Akgla...:

...and I made a wallpaper too. ^^U I was trying to imitate Fahlyu, but totally failed and the result looked crappy, so I ended up making it simple. The text on the right is the same bad poem I wrote for [the layout] I used for Shoon's produced SC. XD

Anyway, in case somebody wants to use it...

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December 26, 2006

answering comments

Before I get started with the comments I wanted to wish a Merry Xmas to all those of you who read this blog, both those who leave comments, and those who don't. =) Here in Spain Christmas lasts till January 6th, and it's on that day when we traditionally exchange presents since that's the day when the Three Wise Men brought their presents to child Jesus. ^^
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Alei:
That's okay, you can use any of my dailymotion videos on your Xanga. =) Also, I'm very happy you liked the b-day blog we made for the countdown to Shoon's 18th b-day. ^__^ We had lots of fun doing it and hope that all the fans had fun as well. And yes, wouldn't it be amazing if one day he googled his name and found it. ^___^ I really would like him to know how many fans he has outside Japan.
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Airi:
aw hon i'm sorry i didn't mean to make you feel bad about it! :( i was just joking about getting angry~ ^^; ne, let's get to know each other, okay? XD
Hey, that's okay. =) It was me who was worried I had offended you. ^^ And yes, I'd like to get to know you better. ^__^ Thanks so much for reading this blog, and also for taking part on the icon contest! =)
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Lily:
Did you manage to find somewhere online the mp3s of Te wo tsunaide, the MS medley and the Xmas medley? When you left me the comment I was really busy with the countdown and work, but if you haven't found them I'll rip them for you. =)
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Yui:
How's your Yamabu fic going? ;-) The beginning was quite promising. Ganbatte! i found out that chibi hika sounded like akasaka akira from hikaru genji!! XDD serious, if you have the time try listen to hikaru genji's STARLIGHT @ 3:12. XD Really? LOL I'll have to search for that song and listen to it, ha, ha.
Regarding that rumour about Shoon... yeah, it was plain stupid. That's why I didn't bother to make a post about it. I think people who set off rumours are always nasty, but when they're trying to hurt somebody who is as kind-hearted as Shoon is it's just despicable. >_<#
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Dylis: I'm very happy you like my blog. ^___^ Thanks for reading and commenting! i had no idea that Shoon has a brother. But still shoon is hotter. Well, give Reon some time to grow up and we'll see if he doesn't follow his brother's footsteps. ;-)
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Alice:
Yes, it seems it was Hikaru who was going too fast in Seishun Amigo when he performed it with Shoon. I think it was Fahlyu who mentioned it always happens that he forgets the thumb thing. LOL* Oh, and don't worry about expressing your opinions. I'm a huge Yamada fan, but it's just what you think, and I can respect that. =) Thank you so much, that's very sweet of you! ^___^
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神ちゃん:
Ah, yes, Shoon sure had a lot to read on his b-day from the fans. =) I guess it would be better if he didn't google his name at all because he might find some things that would hurt him -like that stupid rumour of some days ago-, but somehow I wish somebody would tell him about the good things, like how many fans he has outside Japan and that we had a countdown for his 18th b-day too. ^^ Also... I'm glad you enjoyed the entry I wrote for the 20th. ^___^ Well, yes, it was addressed to Shoon, but since I knew it was unlikely he'd read it I wanted to share it with people like you and the other fans whom I knew share those feelings I poured in my b-day post. =)
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Geri:
I read the entry you wrote on your LJ for Shoon's b-day and liked it a lot. Actually these last days have been hectic for me, but I'd like to add entries (or at least links) on the b-day blog with the entries fans posted on their own blogs/LJs. =) Would you give me your permission to add yours? I don't know, it's unlikely, but wouldn't it be nice if one day Shoon came accross the b-day blog and saw how many people had been thinking of him on that day? ^^ As always thanks for visiting. ;-)
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Allyson:
but I don't love Yabu because of his 'Tarzan's haughtiness'! XD (the whole Tarzan-Yabu and Jane-fangirls got me rolling on the floor)
Don't lie! You so do! XDDDDD No, seriously, there are many things I love about Yabu other than his Tarzan's haughtiness. I really, really want to write a long entry on him, but since his b-day is not far ahead I'll wait till then. ;-)
I can see why you were so torn about the Sgt Pepper outfit, most of it are from your fondest memories of Shoon, ne^^.
Ah, yes, yes. ;__; I LOVE that outfit dearly and at the same time I'll forever hate it because they made him wear it to sing his solo on his own produced SC. Is that even possible? LOL
Thanks Irea for all your effort in bringing us good stuffs for his birthday and all that you did so far to help us fans know Ya-Ya-yah better ^^v
That was really sweet, thank you. ^^BBB Akgla and I are really happy that people enjoyed the countdown. We had lots of fun doing it. =)
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Anonymous:
thx a lot for making Shoon fan video!! i watched it and that's make me even luv him more!!
Yay! ^__^ I'm very glad you liked it so much! =) ...which reminds me I still have to post it here. ^^
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j0j0:
I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog entries. ^___^ I guess it's easy to write about the things you really like, ne?
when i first saw yayayah (which is just last week lol), the only one i noticed was yabu.. n yabu was also the first search i made of yayayah but than my interest in him settled n it turned to taiyo~
Welcome to the fandom then! =) And yes, Yabu does stand out, doesn't him? ;-) But then Taiyô is a really nice guy too. ^__^ He's getting handsomer and is no longer so much the baka of the group. =)
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Anonymous:
which video was it that taiyo sang osaka obacchan rock? can you tell me please :DD
It's the show from 2006.11.26. =)
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NEWShFAN:
That picture is gorgeous.....now if some nice person could just make it into a wallpaper so that I can look at Shoonie everyday...pretty please??!
Fahlyu has agreed to make a wallpaper of it and will post it Shoon daily LJ comm. ^___^ Are you a member of the community? If you aren't I can send it to you by e-mail. =)
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Mei:
Shoon is very cute like a girl,but look masculine in the same time
Yes, he's like the perfect balance between yin and yang (femenine and masculine). =) The first time my younger brother saw him he thought he was a very cute girl! LOL
Aw, I'm sorry you failed biology. =( Good luck with the rest of your tests. Ganbatte!
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Anonymous:
i'm a fan of ur blog. i'm setting ur page as my starting page of my Firefox XD
Wow, you've set my blog as your start page? ^___^ That's really flattering, thank you. I'm very happy you like it so much. =)
but where r u now? u haven't update ur blog for quite a long time (it's not really that long but i juz Miss u and every Shoon's stuff u write)
Aaaawwww... that was so sweet!! ^^BBB I'd like to update the blog everyday, but unfortunately of late I've been busy with work. I work as a translator and today I had to hand in a translation. I'll try and update more often. Thanks for visiting and commenting! ^^BBB
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Yuantim:
I have a question from that same magazine kindai... In the front cover pic of that magazine...does Yabu-kun have an earring??? on his left ear?
That's exactly what I thought when I saw the pics at Fiona's site, but in the large size scans you see it's not an earring, but just a white spot from the background of the photo. I do wonder though if Hikaru for instance will wear one soon, seeing that they've dyed Yabu's hair. That seems to be the trend with johnnys, ne? When they get older they have their hair dyed light brown or auburn, and some start wearing earrings. I can't picture Yabu or Shoon wearing earrings, Taiyô is still too young, but I can totally imagine Hikaru with one or too. It would look nice on him too, I think. =)
Anyway, in case you want to see the large scans of those pics you mention plus Shoon's page(credits to LJH forums)... (not Yabucchi's best pics really ^^U) Click on the pics to see the full size scans.
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Thanks to lav_blue and fatalblue for your comments too. ^___^

December 22, 2006

a work of art

[EDIT]: Even though the countdown to Shoon's b-day already came to its end, there will be new entries with anything you want us to post there for all Shoon fans to see (b-day banners you made, poems to Shoon or whatever). Also... please don't forget to vote on the fic poll!!
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Dear Mr. photographer of Kindai magazine,
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thanks for the best picture ever of Shoon. Of all the Christmas presents a fan could get this was the best. Nobody before you had managed to capture that look in those soulful eyes. If it were a painted portrait I'd compare you to Leonardo or Velázquez.
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On to more prosaic things, I updated the treasure box with the latest TV show - 2006 12.17 ; and thanks to Yungboy (thanks a million!! ^___^) you'll also find the following SC clips there: 2002.12.22 Ding-Dong Medley, 2004.06.06 Singin' For You-Sekai, 2005.01.16 Just Wanna Lovin' You, 2006.03.05 Good News.

December 19, 2006

Happy b-day, Shoon!

It's past midnight already in Tokyo, so... happy birthday, Shoon! ^___^
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Puppet dear, you turn 18 today and it's almost been a year since we first "met". It was in the most unlikely of all places, a blog that had nothing to do with Japan, nor with JE, and much less with Ya-Ya-yah. But there you were, in a YouTube video clip, performing Start along with Taiyô, Hikaru, and Yabu in the TV Tokyo studios where you’ve been doing your TV show for four years now.
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Of course I had no idea the four of you had a TV show, I had no idea who you were, and I knew nothing about Johnny’s Entertainment. I hadn’t even heard of it.
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All I had was what didn’t even sound like a band name, Ya-Ya-yah, but with that I set off in the search of... Yabu. ^^ Yes, I know you must be shocked to read that. Yabu?, not you? Yes, I admit it: it was Yabu who caught my eye at first. Well, he’s the one who stands out more because being the leader he’s the one who gets to sing more and the one who gets more camera time. Also... don’t get jealous, but he seemed quite good looking to me and then there’s this boyish magnetism he has. Perhaps there’s a little haughtiness in his attitude, but we girls are silly creatures that often feel attracted to that kind of primitive male appeal. You know, the “me, Tarzan; you, Jane” thing. XD I suppose it’s in our genes.
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The second time I saw you I didn’t take much notice of you either. *whacks herself on the head* It was a Shônen Club performance you did in 2005; a medley of songs by The Jackson Five. It was Yabu again that stole all my attention. Can I be blamed? His singing and dancing were so amazing for his age! Hikaru and him were wearing those curious outfits that reminded me of The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper outfits. You and Taiyô wore outfits along that line, but they were slightly different; not cool, but a bit... clownish. Hey, don’t glare at me like that!, it’s the first adjective that comes to mind. What with those striped sleeves, the tailed coat, and the loose trousers... ^^U
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Okay, so perhaps I thought you looked clownish for half a second, but then, watching you dance, you reminded me of a puppet. Your moves were smooth and elegant, and your feet didn’t quite seem to touch the stage, as if your legs were being pulled by strings from someone above. You yourself reminded me of a puppet as well... or more exactly of a drawing of a puppet from a book I read when I was a child. His hair was jet black and messy, like yours used to be back then —I miss your messy, wild hair! ^o^ —, and he was dressed like a harlequin, with a jacket of striped sleeves similar to the one you were wearing.
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I remember I thought you were kind of cute, but that was it. The first time I actually took notice of you was when I came across your first solo performance, Top Secret. You were wearing the same outfit, but you had some fake white and violet strands on your hair, attached here and there. My impressions of you then were that you were a strange, but cool kid with a beautiful, elfish face that danced really well, and once again I was strongly reminded of a puppet as I watched your performance.
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From that moment on, for me Yabu stepped into the background —I still like him, but not quite as much as I like you [sorry, Yabucchi ^^]. I started watching old and recent episodes from your TV show and Shônen Club, and gradually I grew more and more intrigued by you. You are like the yin-yang personified, the head and tails of a coin. Sometimes you’re endearingly childish, talkative, bubbly; others you are quiet, seemingly melancholic... a little distrusting even.
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You can break a wooden board with your fist, cross the length of a red carpet on water, do amazing backflips... but there’s a delicate and jumpy Shoon too, like you were the time Hikaru broke that plate on the slow motion segment of your show, like that time you went to see a tiger at the zoo with Koyama and Hikaru, or that other time when you were visiting the trousers factory and the pebbles cascaded “dangerously” from the stone-washing machine. LOL
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I like both sides of you just as much because they complement each other; because they make you the unique, fascinating, complex person you are; because those contradictions were what made me fall in love with you.
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But there also those things in you that don’t change whether you’re having a good or a bad day, whether you’re feeling restless or tired. You’re always honest, always respectful, always careful not to hurt others feelings... and for that I love you even more.
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The calendar dates my love to you back to just 11 months, but it’s actually been 4 years that I’ve been in love with you. Do you know that cheesy song that goes “I knew I loved you before I met you”? Well, I wouldn’t go as far as claiming that because I’m not a clairvoyant, but I love the Shoon you were in 2003, when the Ya-Ya-yah TV show started, the Shoon you were in 2004, 2005, and the Shoon you’ve been along this year that is coming to its end.
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If I were a clairvoyant I’d look into my crystal ball and tell you what I see in your future, but I don’t believe in such things, and as I said I’m not a clairvoyant anyway. The only certain thing about the future is that it’s completely uncertain, but you have two weapons that will surely help you to overcome whatever difficulties you may find in your way: one is your good heart; the other your strong will. Count always on them.
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I hope you’ll have a wonderful birthday, and in this year of your life that begins I wish you above all else good health and much love from your family, friends, and perhaps from that special someone we all dream of meeting. Those are the most important things to have. Money and fame won’t make you happy and happiness is something fleeting, but if you have love and good health you’ll be the richest, most fortunate person in the world. ^___^
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PS: Make sure you don't miss tomorrow's surprise at the countdown b-day blog!! ;-)

December 14, 2006

last Sunday's livestage

[EDIT 2]: The icons submitted to the icon contest are up at the countdown b-day blog now and so is the poll so you can cast your vote. ^__^ Thanks to the people who entered the contest and good luck! You'll find both the icons and the poll on the navigation bar on the left.
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On another note... to Tegoshi and/or Yamada fans: please don't get angry at me for what I said about them on the previous entry. <=( It's just my opinion (a subjective impression) and it was not my intention to insult them or their fans. As I said I don't dislike Tegoshi -in fact I think he seems a nice guy and smart too because he knows how to get along with everybody-, nor do I have any reason to dislike Yamada -he seems a nice kid too. [To Airi: thanks for not taking to heart what I wrote. =) It shows you're a mature person]
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[EDIT]: I uploaded the show and you'll find the link at the treasurebox. =)
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I'm in the process of uploading the whole show, so in the meantime... Here's the livestage. =) Yabu and Taiyô sang a bit of Daite Señorita, then Hikaru and Shoon sang a bit of Seishun Amigo, and finally all together sang a bit of Itoshii no Playgirl. Taiyô was absolutely BRILLIANT and I take back what I said some time ago about he's singing not being too good. He sounds really nice. =)
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Shoon and Hikaru did well too... though they were not completely coordinated in the dancing. Either Shoon was too fast with the steps or Hikaru was too slow. ^^ The first seems unlikely because Shoon's dancing is normally quite laid back (as opposed to Yabu, for instance), but then Hikaru has performed Seishun Amigo several times before, so he probably knows the choreography by heart now. Anyway... enjoy or click here to download it. [32 MB] (note: does anybody know of some good software to resize avi files?)
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On another note... Are you following our countdown to Shoon's 18th b-day? Only 6 days now!! ^___^ Also... today is the last day to submit your icon for the icon contest!!

December 13, 2006

Sunday's SC & uploads

I know I'm late but I've been (and am) busy with the countdown to Shoon's 18th b-day and work, and I really wanted to comment on last Sunday's SC because it has been my favourite of this year together with the one in which Shoon sang Get Down. That should have been his SC. There was so much more Shoon in that one than on his own SC. ^^
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Anyway... In this one the producers were Yabu and Hikaru, but you might have thought it was produced by all Ya-Ya-yah because they had so many performances and Taiyô even appeared in the Junior ni Q section (Questions to the juniors) ^___^ ... as did Shoon with his younger brother, Reon! =D It made me so happy to see them together AT LAST! Japanese fans -and Kami-chan, who's really lucky- had already seen them together in last Summer's concert and also in the You-tachi Undoukai event, but the rest of us hadn't.
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What can I say? It was short but we got to see Reon looking at his oniichan (older brother) in adoration...
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...Shoon looking at his otôto (younger brother) with big brother's pride and tenderness...
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And I came to the conclusion that adorableness runs in the Yamashita family. Yup, must be in their genes. XD And just like that you have to love Reon. Just because he's Shoon's brother. And because he's so cute! And so shy! Shyness must run in the family as well. ^__^ And also because he's so tall at 14! He might well be the next Taiyô. And he has that low voice that you wouldn't expect at all because he looks so young! =) Well, he looks his age.
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Personally I think he pwns Yamada big time. Reon's smile is innocent and genuine, and for some reason Yamada reminds me of Tegoshi (similar round face, similar sugary smile). Not that I dislike Tegoshi, but... I don't know, he makes me think of those kids that know adults adore them and they act cute and goody-two-shoes-like to have them adore them even more. Oh, well, I'll better leave it at that. I don't want anybody to get angry at me. ^^
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It's just that I wish JE would pimp Reon at least half as much as they pimp Yamada, but it seems to run in the family too that the Yamashitas have to work twice as hard to get somewhere. It's what Shoon has been going through for four years, and now it's happening to Reon. I mean, Yamada seemingly came out of nowhere, just like Morimoto's brother and they're producing next SC? O__o??? (not to mention that Yamada produced his own SC not long ago).
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To some extent I understand Yamada producing because at least he sings and dances, but Morimoto's little brother??? Why? Because he's cute? (plus I don't think he's that cute ^^) Why then can't we have a Shoon-Reon produced SC? That would be 10 times cuter I tell you. =p
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Okay, enough about Reon. The other reason why I liked this SC so much was Ya-Ya-yah's new song, Te wo tsunaide yukô. ^________^ Sooooooooooooo beautiful! I'm always debating between liking Hikaru's or Yabu's voice better, but Yabu totally steals this song. =)
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Also, it's the first time that I like a Ya-Ya-yah song for itself, not because it's a Ya-Ya-yah song. What I mean is that, let's be honest, most JE songs are bad. I like them because I'm weird like that and I love how Japanese sounds, but when I read on Kami's blog that Ya-Ya-yah had been quoted as saying they wanted to be the Japanese Beatles I thought: "jeez, then you better give them decent songs, Kitagawa". Now, Te wo tsunaide yukô is -at least in my opinion- a GREAT song. Also, for a change they didn't have to dance all the time, and thus we got to hear their best singing and to enjoy just looking at them.
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For the first time I noticed how pretty Yabu's eyes are, even though they are small, I loved watching Taiyô really enjoy the performance -this guy is getting more and more confident on the stage by the day (perhaps because he's getting some attention at last?) ^___^-, I found myself analyzing Hikaru's hairdo LOL... and I fell all over in love with Shoon once again. *^^* The cameraman is to blame. =p Almost at the end of the performance there's a close-up of him, and he looks at the camera and somehow his eyes twinkle slightly and his whole expression softens and it makes you melt. *__* I haven't recovered yet. XD
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Oh, yeah... forgot about Shoon and Reon's bit on Junior ni Q. ^^ Watch it:
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We also had the same medley all the juniors performed on Music Station. Look how happy Taiyô and Shoon seem. =)

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Hikaru and Yabu did a nice rendition of Kizuna with Nakamaru... though it seemed to me they were holding their voices not to outshine Nakamaru:

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And then there was a lovely Xmas medley:
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I also updated the treasure box with these clips: from SC 2006.12.10: Te wo tsunaide yukô [81 MB], Shoon&Reon in Junior ni Q [13 MB], MS medley [98 MB], Xmas medley [76 MB], Kizuna [35 MB] ; 2002.10.05 Sekai... [83 MB], 2005.02.20 Midnight Train medley [118 MB] Thanks a lot to Yungboy for helping me uploading some of these. =)

contest reminder & comments

To begin with... a little reminder to you all that the day after tomorrow is the deadline for submitting your icon for Shoon's 18th b-day icon contest. ^^ You don't have to make the best icon in the world. It's just for fun. =) Haven't read the rules? Do it here.
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And now the answers to the comments you've left on the previous entries. =)
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Yui: I hope you continued your Yamabu fic and that you'll submit it to our fic contest. ;-)
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Kyaaa!!!: I suppose that's not a nickname, but you didn't write one, so... ^^ I'm really happy you liked my little Yamabu fanclip. ^___^ Aren't they the cutest thing on earth? XD
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Alei: Yeah, that Yamabu handholding moment reminded me of my fic too! XD Sometimes I wonder what Shoon and Yabu would think if they read it. ^^
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Yasmin: Yep, Shoon and Yabu are so cute together that there are times I wish they liked each other for real. They'd make a great couple. LOL
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Hideko: how is it possible to get the passwords for the [LNE] labeled files which are at ktroom clubbox(bobbi)? Well, so far it has been Fiona (the webmistress of the Chinese web Happy Town) who has provided the passwords.
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Boku to kimi wa itsumo...: A book called "120% Ya-ya-yah"? I'd buy it, but my Japanese is not too good. ^^ I'm very happy to hear you liked Bokura no Secret. ^___^
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HikaHika4444: ¿Eres española como yo? =) Lo digo por el comentario que me dejaste en mi diario de LiveJournal. Lo que estamos haciendo por el cumpleaños de Shoon es una cuenta atrás, y cada día le damos a los fans una sorpresa relacionada con él. ^__^
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Anonymous: Where do you get these photos of Ya-ya-yah before they where Juniors? Here and there, from different sites and blogs. ^^ I suppose they're scans from old magazines, but don't know which ones.
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Allyson: Glad you liked Hikaru's b-day banner -wait to see Shoonie's ;-) One of these days I'll make a showcase section with all the banners I've been making. =)

December 10, 2006

countdown to Shoon's b-day

First things first: I updated the treasure box with the latest Ya3 show (2006.12.03), Shoon's second scene in Satomi Hakkenden, a smaller version of 2006.11.19, and a HQ version of the studio performance from 2006.11.26. =) I'll try and answer everybody's comments later.
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And now to the important part of this entry. ^___^ Turning 18 is something big in anybody's life, so Akgla and I, mods of Shoon daily LJ community, Shoon around-the-Clock, decided we had to do something BIG for Shoon's 18th birthday.
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And what we're doing is a 10-day countdown during which we'll give the fans 10 Shoon-related surprises. ;-) We want everybody to join in Shoon's coming b-day celebrations, so instead of holding the countdown at the community, we're doing it at a countdown b-day blog.
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Right-click on the banner below to check it (and make sure you bookmark it as we'll be releasing one surprise per day till Shoon's b-day on Dec. 20th ;-) ).
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We also want to take the chance to remind you that we're holding 2 contests in celebration of Shoon's coming b-day: an icon contest and a fic contest. You can read the rules clicking on the banners on the nav bar on the right. You don't even have to be great at icon-making or at writing to enter the contests. Do it for fun. =)

December 01, 2006

happy b-day, Hikaru!!

[EDIT]: As some of you have asked for the pics on Hikaryu's b-day layout... here you are. =)
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Here in Spain it's still 1st December, Friday, almost 5 pm now, but in Japan it's past midnight, so over there it's 2nd December already and Hikaru's turned 16! ^___^
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Kami seems to be missing in action, and I suspect she's preparing something big for the occasion since Hikaru is the apple of her eyes as Shoon is mine ;-) ...so watch Ya3 Genshiro today. I'm sure she has some surprises in store for us. =)
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Surely she'll write a much better and moving entry on Hikaru than I ever could in a thousand years, so I won't even try. I'll just say that I think Hikaru's a great guy, with a great voice, a great smile, a great personality, and... to top it all, a great confidence in himself, which is the key to success. ^___^
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Of the four members that make up Ya-Ya-yah, he's the one I'd never worry about. Yabu has some insecurities and seems to take things too much to heart, Shoon is too sensitive, and Taiyô is too good for his own good, but Hikaru is the kind of guy with whom things are just fine. The world is his playground and he seems to enjoy what life brings to him while others fret over things beyond their control. That's the way we should all be. Shine on, Hikaru-kun. =)