（日本語で書いたプロフィルは英語の後でございます～） First of all, hello! Most people around here call me Kikuko (or Kiku for short). I'm not the most interesting person in the world, but I do love to write...so don't expect this journal to go without an update for too long! I also do a little bit of translating--almost exclusively the work of my favorite band in the entire world, Janne Da Arc. They have so much to do with my online life, in fact, that I am almost willing to bet that's probably how you found yourself here.
I am currently living in Japan, as of August 2008, where I am doing what most people do who speak English and also have ambitions to live here do, and that is teaching. I admit that I do not talk about work too horrendously much, though I also cannot say this is entirely a fandom journal, either.
I have a bachelor's degree in Japanese Language, for which I totally burned myself out on formal study for the time being; so I am mostly doing that strange thing that people do sometimes called "having fun while still being aware of and following something resembling responsibility".
I listen to a bunch of bands, even though I am not going to lie--I talk about Janne Da Arc the most. Lately, I have also noticed that I have a not-so-secret love for Japanese songs written before I was born, mostly in the '70s and '80s--not too bad for someone who started out as a big visual-kei fan, huh?
If you're in for some good discussions about Japanese literature, especially postmodern literature, this might be a place for you, even though I only ramble on about books from time to time. Well, okay, just literature in general--I'm not that specialized. We even sometimes get some comics in here from time to time. For more book rambles and reviews, check my page on Goodreads.
I post many song and article translations here. If you steal them, there will be very hurty objects thrown your way. Do not, under any circumstances, post them anywhere without my knowledge and permission.
~My Wonderful Minions~ Most Loyal of Minions, Lord of Pie :D , Keeper of MunchkinBoyslut!Gackt, and Minion of Rampant and Awesome Random Hilarity: placetohide Download Minion of Absolute Perviness: panda_monium Icon Minion of Absolute Awesomeness: jpegasus Minion of Lesbian-Handholding and Queen of Plushies:hideincarnate Hey, she laughs at my perverted jokes: asmilewaiting idk, my bffsudaki? I love all of you. <3
Song Translations and various interviews are currently located in my journal memories.
My fandom is full of the most awesome, wonderful people. I'd name you all, but my memory isn't that good.
--Set List [Lives!]-- 2008.08.20 kiyo露天風呂#10 @ Harajuku Ameba Studio 2008.08.24 ZANY ZAP CROSS @ Ikebukuro CYBER (SINCREA & MANNEQUIN) 2008.09.11 kiyo露天風呂#11 @ Harajuku Ameba Studio 2008.09.13 PENICILLIN SEXY HURRICANE '08 @ Shibuya CLUB QUATTRO 2008.09.23 新興宗教楽団NoGoD @ Kawasaki CLUB CITTA 2008.10.08 kiyo露天風呂#12 @ Harajuku Ameba Studio 2008.11.16 you Tour LIFE ~the third movement~ @ HEAVEN'S ROCK Kumagaya 2008.12.26 ZANY ZAP CROSS #2 @ Shibuya CHELSEA HOTEL (SINCREA/MANNEQUIN/Golden Bomber) 2008.12.28 heidi. @ Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall 2009.02.14 PENICILLIN 2009 Tour SUPERNOVA @ Shibuya O-EAST 2009.05.02 X Japan WORLD TOUR Live in TOKYO @ Tokyo Dome 2009.06.03 heidi. 3rd Anniversary Live @ 日本青年会館 2009.06.06 heidi. In-Store Mini-Live Event @ Tower Records Shibuya 2009.10.06 Acid Black Cherry 2009 Tour "Q.E.D." @ Omiya Sonic City Hall 2009.10.13 Acid Black Cherry 2009 Tour "Q.E.D." @ Hamamatsu Act City 2009.11.02 Acid Black Cherry 2009 Tour "Q.E.D." @ Nippon Budokan 2009.12.29 heidi. Live Tour "Panorama" @ Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall 2010.06.05 DAMIJAW Tour "I AM" @ HEAVEN'S ROCK さいたま新都心 2010.09.06 Acid Black Cherry 2010 Live "Re:birth" @ Yokohama Arena 2010.09.08 Acid Black Cherry 2010 Live "Re:birth" @ Yokohama Arena 2010.10.30 HALLOWEEN PARTY 2010 @ Makuhari Messe (VAMPS/Acid Black Cherry/BREAKERZ) 2010.12.31/2011.1.1 DAMIJAW COUNTDOWN LIVE 2010-2011 ゆく年くる年筆おろし @ Shibuya DUO MUSIC EXCHANGE 2011.01.25 Acid Black Cherry Event "The Sixth Sense" @ Zepp Tokyo (Acid Black Cherry/PENICILLIN/DEAD END/QUINTILLION QUIZ) 2011.07.23 ABC Dream Cup Free Live @ Fujikyu Highland Conifer Forest 2011.10.21 VAMPS HALLOWEEN PARTY 2011 @ Makuhari Messe (VAMPS/Acid Black Cherry/BREAKERZ) 2011.11.12 DAMIJAW Tour Be With You!!!! @ HEAVEN'S ROCK さいたま新都心 2011.11.29 DAMIJAW Tour Be With You!!!! @ Shibuya O-WEST 2011.12.25 Acid Black Christmas 2011 @ Osaka-jo Hall 2011.12.31~2012.1.1 DAMIJAW COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 ゆく年くる年筆おろし 2 @ Shinjuku BLAZE 2012.04.27 Acid Black Cherry Tour 2012 Public Rehearsal @ さいたま市文化センター大ホール 2012.06.21 Acid Black Cherry Tour 2012 Live @ Pacifico Yokohama 2012.07.18 Acid Black Cherry Tour 2012 @ Nippon Budokan 2012.07.20 Acid Black Cherry Tour 2012 @ Nippon Budokan 2012.07.29 DAMIJAW Tour "made from your heart" @ HEAVEN'S ROCK さいたま新都心 2012.09.02 DAMIJAW Tour "made from your heart" @ SHIBUYA-AX 2012.10.28 HALLOWEEN PARTY 2012 @ Makuhari Messe 2012.12.11 Acid Black Cherry 5th Anniversary "Erect"@ Yoyogi 2012.12.13 Acid Black Cherry 5th Anniversary "Erect"@ Yoyogi 2013.1.9 Acid BREAKERZ Cherry 5th Anniversary "six-nine" @ Nippon Budokan 2013.4.18 DAMIJAW Tour "Be With You!!!!!!!2 @ HEAVEN'S ROCK Saitama Shintoshin 2013.5.18 DAMIJAW Tour "Be With You!!!!!!!2 @ Shibuya O-EAST
いつまでも We Are Janne!!
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