I read some articles about SMAP's apology. Rating apparently was almost as high as the first half of kouhaku. Nakai appeared to pinch his hand. Everyone looked like they were being forced at gunpoint. Tabloids call it 'public executions'. People talked about their impending punishments.
I'm honestly worried about the members' psychological health. Nakai seems to be under so much stress. KimuTaku have massive eye bags. Japanese are not the best people when it comes to dealing with stress and internal turmoil. And reading about potential punishment, from limited activity to less freedom etc just makes me feel sick.
Yes I want SMAP to collaborate with their kouhais. But honestly, I care for their well-being more than I need some guest appearances.
The apology is awfully painful to watch. Seriously, I don't look that forced even when I have to deliver a presentation about a dead painter in German. Shingo looks like he just wants to dig a hole and hibernate. KimuTaku is the only one who seems like he has enough rehearsal not to fuck that up.
Apparently Johnny-san stepped up? And what will the fate of SMAP be from now on? Who will be their manager? Will they be grounded like Yamapi? I bet Mary and Julie will do all they can to not let SMAP hang out with Ijima anymore. Urgh, I hope they can keep all their TV shows and just slowly release CDs like they always did.
Honestly, I wish this is just a publicity stunt like the rumor. I would feel better if it is since that means SMAP is in no danger of cancelled shows and limited activity. But they look so awkward in the apology video (and with all due respect, not all of them are that good of actors), I would say something definitely was going on.
The other Johnnys must have had a tough few days *laugh* especially the older groups who have known SMAP since forever and the younger ones they mentor.
So I am not too depressed, which is always a good sign. My lips are less chapped, also a good sign. I got paid for my first week of internship, oh yes. College starts again next week, which is actually good because I crave meaningful human contact. SMAP will make official statement. Looking forward to that.
I now just need to do laundry, try to draw or something, work out a good sleep schedule and maybe sub some nice songs.
I need to catch up on shiyagare and other shows. I am following about 10 tv shows at the same time, along with Criminal minds marathon. I guess I should try to enjoy free time when I still have it. I bet life will catch up to me and I will cry myself to sleep soon, but for now things are relatively okay.
So I might use this lj again (and try my best to get back into the fandom one way or another). Some housekeeping is necessary since everything is dead. The nostalgia is strong though so I have to figure out a way to keep some old things as well.
I am catching up on Arashi ni Shiyagare. Watched the 3 episodes of Dec 2015. *cough* Kondo Masahiko-sama *cough* Let's just say I loved it. Arashi no minna-san have grown so much over the years. I feel like a proud mama. They are quite flawless at variety shows now. Ah talented people of the entertainment industry.
My Japanese is nowhere near enough to translate the episodes so no subtitle (sad I know. I can barely understand the episode as a whole let alone translating words by words).
I'm gonna watch more shiyagare today! Soritt is slowly getting her Japanese back!
So I downloaded a bunch of music videos. I also have some that have been in my 'to be subbed' folder for years.
I lead a busy life nowadays. Maybe I should find time for a comeback xD Brush up on my Japanese and all that.
My lover (well not facebook official lover, but well, I am dating someone guys) is supremely good at Japanese. Like she aced N2 and going to take N1 soon. So yeah I feel like trying a little bit harder. Not like balancing English and German and Welsh and mother-tongue all at once is easy, but well. Japanese is my third language and I fucking love it even though I haven't used it in years.
soritt is alive and well, just got a couple of new piercings too.