jiyuuhonpou: ([inception] hostile takeover)

There's a "we're still on LJ" friending meme that's making the rounds, which is great, I'm really happy for y'all and imma let you finish, but...

Friending memes tend to be hit or miss, at least in my experience. You either hit it off really well with people you meet from them or you end up with a bunch of people on your friends list that rarely, if ever, post in their own journals (or post about things you can't really comment on), and maybe comment on your journal once in a blue moon, if you're lucky. In short - some people you get to know pretty well, and some people you go "who is this person again...?"

So let's have a conversation, f-list. Ask me a question about anything from "what is your favorite color" to "what is your headcanon for Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou". I'll answer and ask you a question in return, too :)

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

jiyuuhonpou: (Default)
I'm sorry, but the journal layouts here are godawful.
jiyuuhonpou: ([drrr!!] -_-)
I've decided to switch this journal to friends-only.  Normally I have an open-defriending policy where you can defriend me anytime and I won't actively defriend you (unless you've already defriended me), but since this is a big change from before where most of my entries were public:

Please leave a comment to this entry by Thursday, November 10, 2011 if you would like to (continue to) be LJ friends.

There's some people here that I won't defriend no matter what *cough*, but I'm not sure if some of the LJ journals I have friended are even active anymore, so if you could give me some sort of sign that you're alive, that would be great!  And of course, if you don't feel like we have anything in common, you no longer read my entries, or we just don't talk, you're more than welcome to defriend me with no hard feelings :)

Comments are screened of course :x
jiyuuhonpou: (Default)
I got lazy.

Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever! [was this even a surprise] )

30 Days of Ship Squee recap )

Okay, now I can go back to lurking ;)
jiyuuhonpou: ([fma] omgwtf?!)
Now that I think about it, there aren't really that many proposals in anime/manga. Usually epilogues just fast-forward to when couples are married and have children... I guess it's one of those "the moon is beautiful tonight" implied things. (Although if I ever see a "I want to share the same gravestone as you" proposal in anime I will LOL majorly.)

Day 29 - What ship had the best proposal? [title should have given it away] )

THE END IS NEAR:
# Day 30 - Your favorite ship forever and ever and ever!
jiyuuhonpou: ([drrr!!] disappointment)

This question makes me laugh because there are so many answers I could put here. I guess I could have been predictable and answered Kyon/Koizumi, Shinagawa/Izumi, Zoro/Sanji, Roy/Ed, KakaIru, et cetera, but I chose this one because even the staff made fun of this pairings' popularity. Also, I hate one of the characters in this pairing, but in terms of the pairing itself, I don't actually hate it so much as I don't understand its wildfire popularity. Which is different from the other pairings that I listed above, more or less. -_-

Day 28: A pairing that you will never understand? [I smile every time I see the LOVE statue outside my work because of Episode 24.] )


I feel like my answer to every question in this meme was either a HELL YES or a SHIT NO, with no middle ground. Good job, meme creator.

jiyuuhonpou: ([kobato] >:|)
I'd warn for spoilers, but let's face it: I'm probably doing you a favor by spoiling this series for you if you're lucky enough to NOT have wasted your time reading this manga.

Day 27 - A pairing that you loved and ended up hating? [Everything will be all right... if by "all right" you mean "I'm my own father"] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([burn notice] oooooh... no.)
Last night in a nutshell: I burned two holes into one of my favorite shirts while attempting to iron it in 92% humidity, and then I went drinking with some high school friends and laughed at the silly things majorities do because we're mature adults like that.

Day 26 - A pairing that you hated and ended up loving? [The only things I watch on TV are procedurals and sitcoms.] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([one piece] chopper!)
「俺には全てが愛のメッセージに聞こえたが」 「むしろ一番にぶいアンタに向けて言ったよ-なものなのに」
愛のメッセージ
 の メッセージ
にぶいアンタに向けて
もっと具体的な感想を書きたかったが、そのセリフを聞いた途端、頭がパーッとなって思考が止まってしまいました。 
つまり: ヤバイ何これ禿げ萌え過ぎて 死んだ


Meme:
Day 24 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly? [Rocks fall, everyone dies... if only.] )


tl;dr continuation of meme:
Day 25 - A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out? [my #1 non-canon pairing, let me show them to you] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([drrr!!] disappointment)
...I hate love triangles.

This is either a bitchy answer or an answer FULL OF WIN, depending on what you ship.

Day 23 - A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great? [HOW DARE YOU!] )

My coworker and I flipped the shit today when we realized 1990 was twenty years ago.  Apparently we were both calculating years of service for a client on the assumption that the world ended in 2000.
jiyuuhonpou: ([one piece] chopper!)
I don't actually like Arashi all that much but Perfume is a guilty pleasure of mine so I sat through all of the latest Himitsu no Arashi-chan episode to watch their collaborative dance.  And after watching this sequence, I have to admit it was a little mune-kyun:


And while Kashiyuka's イケメン4大要素 ("Four Major Elements of Hot Guys") worked for Matsujun and Ninomiya (草食系男子…!), I don't think V-shirts and skinny jeans would work for every guy. My personal Ikemen 4daiyouso would probably be:
  1. Well-fitting business suit. It better be crisply ironed and with a complimentary tie. None of this too-long sleeves or too-baggy pants nonsense. Bonus points if it's pinstriped.
  2. Over-the-ear headphones draped around the neck. Maybe not at work, but if you're commuting with it? Not too big that your head drowns in them.
  3. Trench coat. Kind of ridiculous to be thinking about trenchcoats in the middle of this heatwave, but yeah, trench coats are hot. Especially belted ones. Long umbrella is optional. *____*
  4. Stringed instrument. No, seriously - a stringed instrument is an automatic +10 item for ikemen-quality for any guy ever. I'm not just talking the obvious guitar or bass - a guy sitting with a cello or a harp would also be considered slightly hotter than an instrument-free male.
Other items that didn't quite make this list include "long waiter aprons", "sweater vests", "chef whites", "Y-shirts with just the collar button undone", and "Remington 870 Police Combat with folding stock". So what's your 4 Ikemen Elements, f-list? (or just plain 4 Moe Elements if you want to make it genderless XD)
jiyuuhonpou: ([burn notice] oooooh... no.)
This post has CRAZY MAJOR SPOILERS for Detective Conan, so if you are even remotely interested in checking out that series and are not up to at least the 700s, please don't click the lj-cut. Or at least, don't read this entry and then complain to me that I spoiled the series for you. >_>

Anyway, I am currently on an "extended hiatus" from Detective Conan fandom because of this pairing (more or less). I can't tell if a lot of people are happy with the pairing, but clearly I'm not.

Day 22 - A pairing you hate and no one else understands why? [The series alone should have given this away.] )



GUYS little!America referring to big!America as "United States" ["gasshukoku"] is unexpectedly moe! Though I wonder how big!America would refer to little!America. Wouldn't calling him 13 Colonies [I guess "shokuminchi" or "higashibu 13shuu no eikoku-shokuminchi" if you want to get all technical about it] kind of rankle big!America? The doujinshi in question handwaved it, but I kind of want to see that in English fic. >_>
jiyuuhonpou: ([hetalia] honda ♥ dokkyun)
This answer is more wank-free than I thought it would be! Probably because I'm not repeating fandoms. *yawn* The pairings I like usually tend to be the ones no one "understands" anyway.

Day 21 - A pairing you like and no one else understands why? [Pleased to meet you.] )

Oh, and if I were to repeat fandoms: jiji-mago and/or supersize-conbi, Franky/Robin, KoiMiku, and Kurogane/Tomoyo would probably count as "ships that no one understands". Just sayin'.
jiyuuhonpou: ([ouran] emo corner)

Dear Local Post Office:

If you leave a pink slip on my door telling me a package will be there after 1PM, and then tell my representative to come back after 4PM without even checking whether the package is in the back or not you rude bastards, my representative will not be very pleased with you. And they'll probably take out your incompetence on me. So please do me a favor and humor my representative, since it's probably in everyone's best interests that I myself am unable to visit you and give you a piece of my fist in your face mind. Oh, and handing them only one package when they come back at 4PM, when you and I both know I have two packages ready for pick up? Not cool.

We've been dancing to this same tune since 2003. Y'all already know I import a ton of stuff; if you're gonna charge me customs, just do it already so I can have my sweet sweet crack.

Sincerely,
Me.


Speaking of people who should just do it already:
Day 20 - The "can't stand the sexual tension anymore" pairing? )

jiyuuhonpou: ([haruhi] the connection has been made)
If I had never watched the first episode of this anime, I would not have chosen to take French in middle/high school, nor would I have chosen to take Japanese in college. I wouldn't have chosen to go to a university with (supposedly) the best Asian Studies program on the East Coast, and I certainly wouldn't have viewed Japan as more than a necessary stop-over to the mother country, let alone choose to study abroad there. As an anime it certainly was life-altering for me in terms of story and character development, but the main reason I watched this anime was because I shipped this pairing LIKE BURNING. I might not ship it as rabidly as I did 10 years ago, but if we're talking OTPs of All Time, this one would rank somewhere in the Top 3 or 4.

In short, I blame this pairing for everything.

Day 19 - A pairing you've rooted for since the beginning? [But... but why?] )
jiyuuhonpou: (Default)
I haven't moved from this couch for three hours, it's so hot. x_x

There's actually a ship that I think is slightly (slightly!) cuter than this one but since I'm sticking to the no-fandom-repeats rule I'm going to talk about this one instead. Also, third shojo manga ship in a row, what what.

Day 18 - What is the cutest pairing? )
jiyuuhonpou: ([haruhi] the connection has been made)
I went to the optometrist today and dropped $275 for new glasses. They're not even designer frames, transition lenses, bifocals, or anything fancy like that! (They're high-index lenses, because I'm blind as a bat and they'd be really thick otherwise.) I wear contacts!!  In any case, that was money from my "I Deserve A Sick New Phone" Fund and my 両手に大尉大作戦基金, so it looks like I'll be putting off both until August. :/

Meme:
Day 17 - A pairing you thought would never work out, but did? [putting less and less effort into this meme] )

Is anyone else ridiculously happy with the last couple of chapters of One Piece? Oda-sensei, never leave me.
jiyuuhonpou: ([kobato] pissed)
Posting this before I leave for work because I'll be without internet access until tomorrow-ish. Given the question, this post might be a little wanktastic so don't say I didn't warn you.

So far, all the pairings I posted about for this meme are pairings that I like (or love, even, if Day 08 has anything to say about it) in fictional media I enjoy (well, except for yesterday which was in ~*REAL LIFE*~).
This day is the exception to that rule.

Today, I'm going to talk about a pairing that I loathe in a work of fiction that I read and hated.
And if someone comments "Hey, I liked this pairing!"... I'm going to judge you. A lot. At the very least, I will point you in the direction of some books about healthy relationships and maybe even *GASP* feminism, and then back away from you verrrry slowly. (And I used to read shojo manga like it was my job, so that's saying something.)

 
Day 16 - What is the absolute worst pairing? [bringing out the latent RAGING FEMINIST in me] )
jiyuuhonpou: ([one piece] chopper!)
This entire week of memes is a damn stretch. Can I just skip to the days I really want to answer, like Day 30??? Day 30, man, Day 30. I will write a fucking manifesto for Day 30 and tattoo it on my forehead.

(Speaking of tattoos, there's a Hetalia doujinshi I'm interested in where the "plot" revolves around a tattoo on UK's lower back. I'm from Jersey so naturally I find this hilarious despite the "seriousness" of the context. ARTHUR WITH A TRAMP STAMP BRB LOLING FOREVER)

Moving on:
Day 15 - What is your favorite real life pairing? [spoiler: I don't have a RealLife!OTP.] )

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