May 19th, 2013
|08:43 pm - Sexism is a non-issue?|
Hey all! I'm sorry if I'm starting to bother people by continuously bringing up this subject but I do feel the need to talk about it. In fact, I wrote a bit of a long opinion piece about it on my journal tonight and I'd really appreciate it if some readers would take a look and let me know what they think or put my behind back in line if I'm way off.
Please check it out at my lj. It's titled: Sexism, what sexism? - A Gamer Girl's Thoughts.
I'm happy to discuss it either there or here at this community, but I'd definitely like to discuss it.
Many thanks in advance!
|01:42 pm - a little more Japanese classroom phrases|
Thanks so much for your support and help with the ESL help / phrases! It's very helpful to use. At times there are usually one or two students who clearly have a little more difficulty than others with their English, so knowing the Japanese phrases or writing it on the board in katakana really helps them! =) Then of course I get them all to repeat my English haha.
1.~ I would like to say 'DON"T stand on the table/desk' 'Sit down' but in this context should I use the actual vocabulary word for table, or desk - I guess they are interchangeable in this sense...
Also sit down, is it 'suwatte kudasai' to be polite, and would this include talking about myself, like 'May I sit here' would that be 'Suwatte kudasai' or 'Suwatte onegai shimasu'? OR I think I must use the form of 'te' verb, plus 'mo ii desu ka' - so for ME, do I say 'Watashi wa, koko ni suwatte mo ii desu ka?'
BUT to tell a student 'Don't stand' 'Sit down' would it be the same?
2.~ I want to tell students to make sentences using vocabulary words. I have shown them the word 'sentence' in the dictionary but the process of 'to make a sentence' does not seem to register. What would you recommend to convey this better? Is there a special verb to use, when talking about grammar, and like..' to make ' a sentence, same thing ' to make ' a story?
3.~ How would you ask a student ' Can YOU teach ME? ' sometimes I think it helps their confidence, especially the weaker ones in English, if they show me with their actions for example...how to play a game or do some craft.
Can I say ' Onegai shimasu, oshiete kudasai ' like please tell me or instruct me? Or ' Kore wa, do yatte shimasu? ' ( This thing, how / in what manner do you do it? '
Thanks you all =)
|08:46 pm - Abandoned farmhouses.|
I'm back with another round of farmhouses from rural Saskatchewan, Canada.
My last post featuring houses in the same area was around Christmas, check it out here.
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|laura_seabrook||10:57 am - Signs of Life|
I found Mystery Kitten's "Secret Poo Cache" this morning while doing housework. There were little kitten sized poos all in the corner behind a rubbish bin in the spare room. At least one looked fresh. Will attempt to set up a spycam again tonight for it. Signing off again until Eurovision is finished.
|07:43 pm - AKB48 31st Single Coupling Song PVs|
Team A - Ikiru Koto
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A, K, B, UG
TA - I was a bit uncomfortable given the ages of some of the girls, to see them as 'women of the night', but I did really really love the PV and song.
TK - Again, gr9 song, decent PV, not enough Sayaka screentime but there never is.
TB - Ranran looks like SNSD Sunny and I love it. Not as good as A or K but not as bad as B songs usually are. Too much Milky.
UG - Full of ex-4, KKS, and sister groups. Thank god the members were labelled, I didnt recognise any of the centres. Forgettable UG song.
|05:21 pm - Sooooo hi :)|
Hi! My name is Dayna, I'm 29 yr old pre op mtf. I used to have a journal but lost the password to my old email, so cannot retrieve it :( So, Alot has went on. see deadjournal.com/users/tsprincessdana (for my ld entries that maybe arent private >.<).....sooo, I decided after some deliberation to make a new journal to document my transition. For those not in the know, I plan on keeping this a little private, but am open to new friends. Alot has changed from the age of 26 to 30- and alot hasnt. This gender dysphoria never went away and was always rearing its ugly head as I tried to.
My fiancee of five years has always known since we were kids (since 13, we turn 30 this year), and she says its been obvious I've been suppressing myself. (apparently my feminine nature rears her head alot when im not trying to act male). After a long talk with an old old friend, and then the wife, I just decided "fuck it, I gotta be me before its too late to", and sometimes, I feel like its too late to do so :(
Ya, I'd have years where I'd live female/ the try (ya try) to live male. and I cant pretend the woman I am isnt real, isnt me. And its just time to tackle my insecurities and realize I should have done this a long long long time ago. So, I talked with my Primary Care Dr. on how I've been diagnosed Gender Dysphoric by multiple counsilors/therapists growing up and he wrote me a letter for "hormone therapy" to an Endo. My question is, in Michigan, is that the document I need for full time HRT?
Further more I've been self medicating with Estradiol Valerate daily (pill form). I know its dangers, and I wont post the dosage, but its not high at all. I've self medicated on and off in the past, so i know the risks, and what to look for, and as it stands, I have one month till my appt with the Endo. If anyone lives downriver in michigan and knows any trans-friendly Endos, speak up! This guy was listed on the transgendered yellow pages but other then that, I know nothing about them :/ I just want to be fully under the care of somone, so I know I'm doing the right thing in those regards.
Anyhow, jsut wanted to say hi :)
Current Mood: optimistic
Current Music: Ani Difranco- Superhero
|07:41 am - celeb spotting : Kuu and Namie are preparing their summer takeovers in LA|
Kuu rocking in VENICE BEACH
Kuu was spotted filming a new pv in Venice Beach in LA rocking pink extensions and several looks for her upcoming annual summer single TBA. Also rumoured to be present was Travis McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes also the pv said to be directed by Fatima Robinson .
she looks hot and seems to be having so much fun!
are you guys ready for
SUMMER SINGLE 2013!!
Namie in LA for summer album shoot!
Namie was seen shooting a pv maybe several in Los Angeles as well, wearing a summery dress the shoot is most likely for her confirmed TBA in full details summer album (rumoured it is called FEEL) . Also visiting the set and spending all day with her dancers was TLC, raising rumors of a possible collaboration.
no photos with Namie but with her back up dancers and on their twitter they said, on set working ~
I AM READY FOR ALL THESE OF SUMMER JAMS TO BE RELEASED!!!!
|11:07 am - Masaki Koh has passed away|
We've been holding back on releasing the news hoping that it was a rumour, but it is with a heavy heart that we have to report about Japanese top gay porn actor Koh Masaki's passing away this morning (18th May 2013) due to complications from acute Peritonitis. According to Chinese news sources, Koh had apparently been delaying surgery due to concern of having body scars which will affect his future film projects. All this time he had been adopting conservative remedies as treatment for his condition.
RIP Koh Masaki.
July 20th, 1983 - May 18th, 2013
|04:40 pm - AKB's best unit - BKA48 |
BKA = Baka
This PV is so funny,Riichan is my fav member now XD
May 17th, 2013
|07:32 pm - Girls' Generation Reveals Full MV For "Love & Girls"|
It was earlier announced that Girls' Generation will be having a new Japanese single "Love & Girls" which will be their 7th release. Now its full music video has already been unveiled through YouTube!
Details about the single has already been revealed a month early and was initially reported to be out on May 29 but is now rescheduled to be available on June 19.
The music video was done on April 17 and female fans from the girl group's fan site got the chance to be in the Colorful Mardis Gras/Carnival-themed MV. The upbeat pop track matches well with the ever-energetic charisma of the girls.
|09:24 am - Ako Shimaki's Pin to Kona Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series|
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Ako Shimaki's (Boku ni Natta Watashi) shōjo manga series Pin to Kona is getting a live-action television adaptation that will premiere in July.
Kis-My-Ft2 idol group member Yūta Tamamori (Gokusen's Ryōta Takasugi, Nobunaga no Chef's Ken) will star in the series as Kyōnosuke Kawamura, the handsome son of a noble family. Idol group NYC member Yūma Nakayama (Piece - Kanojo no Kioku) will play Ichiya Sawayama, a talented kabuki novice from no notable family, and 9nine group member Umika Kawashima (Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge's Pyro) will play the kabuki-loving heroine Ayame Chiba. The romance manga follows both kabuki actors as they fall in love with the same girl.
Johnny's Jr. members Hokuto Matsumura and Jesse will co-star in the series as a fellow kabuki actor who is jealous of Ichiya and Kyōnosuke's friend, respectively. Kōji Yamamoto, Masahiro Takashima, Takaaki Enoki, and Kyōko Enami will also play kabuki actors and leaders, and Gorō Kishitani will play Kyōnosuke's father.
The manga won the GIrls' Category at the 57th Shogakukan Manga awards last year. The manga also placed 8th in the top 10 manga for female readers in the 2012 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook.
Shimaki launched the manga in Shogakukan's Cheese! magazine in 2009, and Shogakukan published the 9th compiled volume last month. The manga has more than 1 million copies in print.
The series will air on TBS on Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m.
|10:22 pm - BlazBlue Anime Adaptation In The Works? |
BlazBlue, Arc System Works’ fast-paced 2D fighter franchise, looks like it will be getting an anime adaptation, according to fans who recently bought the second volume of the game’s light novel series.
According to Hachima, fans who were able to obtain a copy of the BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger’s second volume of the light novel series, which was released today, spotted the following message on the cover of the book:
“The giant project that will be dying the world in ‘Blue’ has commenced” and “Anime adaptation confirmed!”
It also reads that you can catch up on the latest information on their official website, but for now there’s no mention of the anime on the site.
We recently revealed a countdown that leads up to the Arc System Works Festival, in celebration of their 25th anniversary, which begins on May 19th. Perhaps we’ll be seeing more news regarding the anime adaptation at the event?
Arc System Works’ upcoming title, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is also expected to be shown and played at the event.
|07:17 pm - Fukuyama Masaharu & Lily Frankie to attend Cannes Film Festival for "Soshite Chichi ni naru" |
Fukuyama Masaharu and Lily Frankie appeared at Narita Airport on 17 May to depart for France to attend the Cannes Film Festival as their new movie "Soshite Chichi ni naru" is one of the nominated films in the competition category. The film will be screened in Cannes on 18 May and there will be a red carpet event before that. Fukuyama who is currently busy with the filming of his drama "Galileo", took time off to attend the festival and was greeted with cheers from female passengers and was interviewed along with Lily Frankie by 50 members of the press. Fukuyama will return to Japan once the red carpet event is over.
Source: Sanspo, doramaworld
|05:42 am - KAT-TUN's Star’s knack for reinvention aids film role|
Megastar Kamenashi caused a stir recently when he greeted fans at the film's premiere at a festival in Italy along with Director Satoshi Miki (above)
Director Satoshi Miki’s new comedy “Ore Ore (It’s Me, it’s Me)” is more on the cultish than the commercial end of the scale, with its head-scratcher of a story about a first-time scammer who starts encountering various versions of himself in a bizarre new world: karmic payback for impersonating a stranger via a stolen cellphone to the man’s own mother.
Miki admitted as much to me when we met at the Udine Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, where “It’s Me, it’s Me” had its world premiere on April 19. Nervously puffing a cigarette at the welcoming dinner, held at a restaurant next to Udine’s historic hilltop castle, he thanked me for recommending his “hard to understand” film to the festival as a program advisor. “(Starring actor Kazuya) Kamenashi is the reason it’s getting all this attention,” he added, referring to the media uproar at home when the film’s selection for an opening-night slot was announced.
Not that Miki was a nonentity, even in this small Northern Italian city. With his long hair, scraggly beard, dark glasses and ball cap, he was easy to pick out in a crowd. More importantly, his films had been the subject of a special section we screened, with Miki present, at the festival’s 2008 edition and his face was still familiar to many local fans.
One's a crowd: Kazuya Kamenashi plays a character whose duplicity leads to triplicity in Ore Ore (It's Me, It's Me), as he splits into three different versions of himself following a scam.
But he was also only telling the truth: By a serendipitous set of circumstances that would be tedious to detail, the film’s star, Kamenashi, flew from Paris to grace us with his presence for 24 hours, a presence that drew fans from as far away as Hong Kong and a TV news crew from Japan. For them, he was more than an actor playing 33 roles in a quirky comedy: He was the most popular member of one of the biggest boy bands in Japan, Kat-tun, as a well as the star of many a hit TV drama and the films made as spin-offs from them.
This was similar to having Justin Timberlake show up at a funky little film festival in Sendai, with one big difference: Whatever walls of security surround an American celebrity such as boy-band singer turned film star Timberlake, he does not live in the sort of protective, controlling bubble that formed around Kamenashi while he was a young teenager, courtesy of Johnny & Associates, the almighty (in Japan) talent agency that manufactures male pop idols the way Toyota does cars.
At the prescreening dinner and after, however, that bubble consisted of an anxious young male minder from Johnny’s, no doubt aware that enforcing the agency’s media rules in unruly Italy would be impossible, and a hairdresser/makeup artist who, save for flouncing a Kamenashi curl or two, stayed discretely in the background.
That is, half a world away from the country that best knows and rather suffocatingly loves him, Kamenashi was finally off the leash — and enjoying the sensation. He greeted his hosts, beginning with festival director Sabrina Baracetti, with a word or two of Italian (“Buongiorno“), a smattering of English and a generous amount of unforced charm.
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ORE ORE Movie Presscon, KAT-TUN as Surprise Guests
Last May 14th, KAT-TUN‘s Kamenashi Kazuya attended the special preview of his upcoming movie “Ore Ore” together with director Satoshi Miki and co-stars Kase Ryo and Uchida Yuki.
The movie is unique with Kamenashi playing 33 roles; playing 33 roles has been a challenge throughout the filming that Kamenashi experienced a state called “runner’s high”, which in his case will be called- “actor’s high”. “I saw Kamenashi baking a rice cake in the dressing room and he was amusing, I think that the movie has also challenged his mental state,” Kase Ryo joked.
In addition, KAT-TUN also made a surprise appearance to sing the movie’s theme song, “FACE to Face“. 500 fans in the venue shed tears and scream with joy upon getting up-close with KAT-TUN, “I hope that you’ll enjoy the theme song as much as you will enjoy the movie,” Tanaka Koki said to the audience.
source: JAPAN TIMES, MIKU via Jnewseng, YT
I don't know how much mainstream can a Miki Satoshi film go, but J-storm is trying so I hope this movie does decent at the box office
|wendelah1||05:54 pm - Het Big Bang Sign-up Extended|
The 2013 het_bigbang has extended the signup deadline to midnight tonight, PST. So that's really tomorrow for most of the planet.
I am debating whether or not to sign-up. On the one hand, I will be in Paris for a month of the writing period. The mandatory check-in is mere days after we get back. On the other hand, I need something else to think about besides my feet. I have a RPF story I started last summer that could conceivably be finished for this challenge. The "B" plot needs work. Okay, so does the "A" plot, especially since it's set during the winter of 2013, which has already passed us by. Maybe I'll print it out and see if it looks like it could be completed in the six weeks after we return.
I'm posting this now. I'll decide before I go to bed.
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|07:35 pm - FFA|
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|04:43 am - KAT-TUN FACE to Face PV|
credits here alt link HERE
boys are looking good, song is awesome goodness, but i guess Junno's solo has won over everything?
then Yuichi trolls to confirm they went to NY for dance lessons & vocal training but unfortunately There's no dance in this PV