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Yesterday when I was buying groceries the cashier looked at me and went "You're over 18, right?". I was like "Yeees...?" and he was satisfied and didn't want to see my ID, but seriously: WTF. About a month ago I was actually carded when I bought a six pack of beer. BEER, which you can legally buy here at 16. I'm turning TWENTY-six this year... Do I seriously look that young???
Then again, when I lived in Japan, people were often surprised when I told them that I was only 19. I used to get a lot of "Wow, I thought you were older." and "I thought you were in your twenties." (and not only from Japanese people). So maybe my age is just hard to judge?

Ugh, up until about a month ago I knew nothing about Sexy Zone except that they existed. And now I've apparently grown fond enough of them that their presence on Music Station is what made me decide to download the freaking 17 GB file after all :/
After originally getting into JE and spending a couple months being into more or less every debuted group at that time, I became mostly an Arashi fan. There still was the occasional detour into some other group, but they were always brief and I totally ignored the newly debuted groups or undebuted juniors. Until a couple months ago when I accidentally got into A.B.C-Z. And consequently started watching Shokura again (which has kinda become my happy place among all the RL stress).
And then I sorta got into Kis-My-Ft2 which is especially bewildering because suddenly I like Fujigaya?!? (Which is so weird! I never liked him.)
I even keep learning names of more and more juniors *cries*.
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Off to my grandmother's birthday dinner where the average age of participants (aside from me) will lie almost exactly 50 years above my age...
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The last couple weeks have been pretty horrible (stupid university presentations and stupid me for letting stuff like that affect me so damn much), but now it's over and I'm freeeee. (Sort of. Until Monday at least.)
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I still remember years ago when the guest lists for Kouhaku came out and I was sad because Arashi wasn't appearing. Now it was announced that they're hosting again this year and I'm like "noooo" because I really want to see them be a part of Johnny's Countdown again...

Off to university now :/ At least the rain just stopped.
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ARAFES voting, I finally did it! My heart is still beating faster and my hands are sweaty because I had to hurry so much to make it before the deadline. I had planned to vote right after getting up, but then it got later and later and suddenly there were less than 30 minutes left... But I made it, literally seconds before the page disappeared!

This morning there were two adorable hedgehogs in the backyard. At first I saw only one of them and I was a little worried because it was breathing really loudly. It's not that unusual to hear hedgehogs, they are pretty noisy for their size, but I had never heard one sound like this. But then the second came out from under a bush and the first one kept pushing it (her!) with his nose while breathing even louder. Seems it was hedgehog courtship :)
By the time I managed to take a photo they had unfortunately both retreated beneath the bush again. I hope they stay here and eat all the slugs which like to eat my zucchini and tomato plants!
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Arrgh, people are selling Arashi subs. Information and translation of the shop page here. It's always a disappointment to hear about a new case of fans doing things like this (well, "fans"). I wish they would consider what their actions are doing to the fandom...

On a happier note:

endless game1

The MS performance of Endless Game was great. Everyone looked really good and they were all wearing pants that fit XD. And Aiba's shoes <3

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I suck at capping so the glory of the shoes is barely visible, but there's Sho who kept looking at Aiba's poster XD

Also, I sneakily watched MS on my phone while I was in university and when I got to Japanese class in the evening, the guy I usually sit next to was wearing a shirt that looked exactly like Ohno's. My life is getting to the point again where practically everything reminds me of Arashi in some way. Dunno if that's a good thing or a bad thing...
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Aaah, university has been so stressful for the past three weeks... I’ve dropped three kilos despite forcing myself to have at least two meals a day D:
Thank god for Arashi, distracting myself with their shows and concerts is more or less the only thing keeping me sane right now...
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Yay, Game of Thrones, still loving it. But how is there only one episode left, it feels like the season has barely started. :(

New Elementary trailer. I'm looking forward to the show.

After hearing some good things I decided to give Grimm another try. Having watched another ten or twelve episodes over the past two days (after initially only watching the first three), I'm getting more and more into it.
The awful German is still pretty awful, but mostly I'm just amused. And I've started to keep the Grimm Wiki open in a tab, so that I can quickly look up what the Wessen Wesen are called and don't miss any dialogue trying to figure it out.

Basically what I've been doing for the past three days is watching too much TV and start re-reading Captive Prince.
What I've not been doing is any of the dozen things for university on my list...
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In which Game of Thrones house do you belong?
Your Result: You belong in HOUSE STARK - Winter is Coming

resultHouse Stark is the most influential and notable power in the North. From their stronghold at Winterfell, the Starks guard the old ways against the dishonourable and fractious houses of the Seven Kingdoms. Their devotion to honour and the old gods wins them few friends in the court of King’s Landing and beyond, but this very same dedication to tradition commands respect from the lords of the North. Those Northmen who bend the knee to Eddard Stark have been hard won with respect, devotion, and justice. His sons show signs that they too will be well-respected and beloved leaders in the North upon ascending to the lordship of this enduring and storied house.

You belong in HOUSE ARRYN - As High as Honor
You belong in HOUSE TARGARYEN - Fire and Blood
You belong in HOUSE LANNISTER - Hear Me Roar
You belong in HOUSE BARATHEON - Ours is the Fury
In which Game of Thrones house do you belong?
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Originally posted by [ profile] electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr

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SOPA/PIPA is gone, but ACTA is still on and it's even worse.

From a post on [ profile] vidding:

If you're from the UK and you believe in freedom of speech and an uncensored interenet, you really need to sign this petition. There are others floating about, but that particular one is the best way to ensure that your voice gets heard. It's hosted on the directgov website and addresses parliament directly. If it gets more than 100,000 signatures, it becomes eligible for discussion in the House of Commons.

Everyone's been getting so worked up over SOPA -- and rightly so -- that ACTA seems to have slipped under the radar. This is hugely problematic, because ACTA is a similar bill, but it has the potential to be far more damaging than SOPA ever could be.
continued here


Jan. 19th, 2012 09:05 pm
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Holy shit, Megaupload shut down

I did not expect that...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jimmy Fallon Do Karaoke as Axl Rose and David Bowie :DDD

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Noooooooo, delicious!

In happier news: Haven Season 2 gag reel.

LOL, I love them <3
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You're Merlin!
You're Merlin!
Take What character from "Merlin" are you? today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.
Life hasn't been easy for you, and you sometimes wonder who you can really rely on. You trust your own judgement, but you're not above asking for advice when you think you need it.

You are an original thinker. You love learning new things and are very creative. You are a deep thinker and quite spiritual. You can be slightly eccentric.

You're really not the tidiest person in the world!

You have an excellent sense of humour and people naturally warm to you because of your kindness, your good humour and your sense of fun.
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Noooooo, D-addicts is gone! *crying*
Hopefully Ruroshin just forgot to renew the domain...
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So where is my hover board?
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