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04 May 2012 @ 12:47 am
[sticky post] Open Post: An Introduction of Sorts  
I've had a lot of new people friend me in the past day or so (probably from my most recent mod post? IDK...) and so I'd like to get to know those of you that have added me that haven't commented on my f-only post. In exchange, I'm posting an introduction! It's been a while since I've made a post like this, and it seems appropriate now, doesn't it?

[About Me!]
My name is Andii. I've been in the Arashi fandom since 2005ish though I've been a 'fan' of many things throughout my life. I'm 27, happily married and the mommy to one adorable almost-five-month-old girl named Amelia (who I think currently has a stinky diaper but who is asleep...I'll leave that for daddy).

Most of my posts are a combination of rl, random fandom things and nails. I'm currently in school to become a nail tech and so my life kind of revolves around that and the baby right now. After about a year of being mostly-absent from fandom, I'm trying to work my way back into the swing of things and work on being a more attentive mod at a_ra_shi.

If you've friended me for scans, uploads, fic, graphics, etc...don't hold your breath. None of that has been posted here for a long while and actually not a lot of it has been DONE in a long while. I just don't have the energy or time to do it anymore. I still write from time to time, mostly for exchanges, but I'm kind of crap at reposting them to wemakestorm. I'm trying to be better about that, though and I do now have an AO3 that I need to update. 

I post randomly and not on any sort of scheduled frequency. I'm crap at commenting and replying to comments - though I'm trying to be better. BUT, if you're on my flist know that while I may not comment, I 9.99/10 do READ. I don't always have a lot of time to check my flist so some long posts can sometimes be skimmed and for that I apologize if I miss something. Mommies don't have a ton of free time. :|b

I'm an aries and as such I'm highly opinionated. I apologize in advance if I say something rash and offensive - I've been working on it for a long while and have gotten good at policing myself before I say something I will regret. DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK, though, especially when hormones are all wacky from prego times/post-prego times. :/

I like to RP, though I haven't been doing as much as I used to, and not in a large group setting like I used to as well. I've played all of Arashi, but I usually drift to Ohno or Jun as my main muses. 

I've been to Japan twice: once in 2007 and again in 2011. In 2007 I was able to see w-inds. live at a fan club event and also had the opportunity to talk to Aiba on the phone thanks to his mother and her unlimited amounts of awesome. Though, by 'talk' I mean babble incoherently in highly-horrible Japanese. It's okay, he laughed. In 2011, I had the opportunity to not only see real snow for the first time, but also take part in the Final for the Scene tour at Fukuoka Yahoo Dome. Yes, the one that was made into the Scene Dome DVD. It was a great experience and I had a ton of fun at my first and probably only Arashi concert, especially given the fact that I got pregnant two months after (and had a kidney stone while there that I didn't know about!). My other Arashi-related encounter happened in 2009 at the NYCC for the Yatterman premier. I had the opportunity to sit in on the press conference with Sho and Takashi Miike. 

I have the Arashi kanji tattooed on my ankle, and a cluster of cherry blossoms on my lower back, right side. My husband wants me to get the kanji covered up, but I'd rather get it 'integrated' into another tattoo instead. We'll see how that debate turns out. XD

Enough babble, on to the links!

Andii Around the Web:

a_ra_shi - the Arashi LJ community I moderate.
iza_now - Its sister fanworks comm.
sonokotoba - my graphics comm
wemakestorm - my fic comm. (will include link to AO3 once I put stuff up there).
Twitter - gimmick_game (currently locked, I'll probably open it sometime soon)
Tumblr - gimmickgamer // andiiscandiis (nail tumblr)
Pinterest - gimmickgame
Nail Blog - Andii's Candiis
email/gchat: gimmick(dot)gamer(five)(at)gmail(dot)com
AIM: gimmickgamer5

Feel free to add me/contact me through any of those mediums. Don't feel bad if I don't respond right away - I don't always have time to, but I try. :)

Annnnd...that's it!
せれね (se-re-ne) ^^massu_piggy on May 4th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC)
SOOOOOOO jealous of the fact that you got to see w-inds and arashi live... got to sit at sho's press conference and got to TALK TO AIBA ON THE PHONE (asfjladjflkdajfalkfjda) *flails crazily* WHAT!?!? His mom let you... djalkfduioafjrelakfjidaofe I wanna talk to aiba on the phone!!!!! >//////////////////////////<
1992*4##111gimmick_game on May 4th, 2012 05:53 am (UTC)
LOOOL they were both awesome shows and I'm super happy I got the opportunity.

Seeing Sho wasn't something I'd expected. I had no idea what the press conference would entail or that I would be like...8 feet from him. XD The Aiba thing, too, was a complete fluke. We happened to go before a lot of white foreign fans started going so it was really surprising to Aiba's mom that we even knew who her son was. She was so thrown off by us being there in the first place and was all worried because the menu didn't have any english on it at all. XD We had to assure her several times we knew enough to read a menu. It just so happened he called the restaurant while she was upstairs grabbing something for us and she just...handed me the phone. I love that woman dearly, she has the patience of a saint, I swear. Between raising Aiba and Yuusuke, running a restaurant like that for so long, and dealing with fandom on a daily basis? SAINT. TRUE SAINT.
せれね (se-re-ne) ^^: pic#113435244massu_piggy on May 4th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
Wait... u were 8 FEET away from sho!?!?!? Im so jealous right now i could cry.... ;A;

and i kinda wish i was white now... XD but aiba mama is seriously amazing huh? Ive heard a lot of people say that shes super polite, energetic, and friendly even to really rude/ obnoxious fans... <3 man i want to go meet her too... >
1992*4##111gimmick_game on May 5th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
He was so sleepy but it was still pretty awesome. XD I had to try and stop shaking and that was VERY hard.

I think the fact was we were really the first non-Asian fans she'd seen come to the restaurant. It was 2007 and they still hadn't QUITE reached their insane popularity like they have now.

Every time I've been around her, she's been nothing but courteous, even with my fail!japanese. The last time I was there was Sho's birthday and she seemed a bit frazzled from the massive amount of people there (I got to the restaurant at like...10am and barely made it in for lunch before they closed at 3.) but she was still willing to come back downstairs during the break between lunch and dinner to accept something I'd made for her. (And she let me cry on her when she hugged me for it because I knew I probably wouldn't be able to come back again, which I explained.)
せれね (se-re-ne) ^^massu_piggy on May 5th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
awwww poor sho-chan~ =< but seriously you have so much self restraint... i think i wouldve just jumped him especially since his defenses were low.... >> XD

omg... aiba mama~~~~ <3 i need to meet this lady... she sounds wayyyy too amazing... XD
hazel_darlenehazel_darlene on May 4th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC)
I'm dying because of jealousy :)) wow damn you're so lucky >_____< gosh as in super.. btw how were you able to talk with aiba? uwah sugee >__< and how was their resto.. gosh xD I'm soo envious of you :"> btw I also like you esp when you comment in arama lolz one of my idols :D
1992*4##111gimmick_game on May 4th, 2012 05:57 am (UTC)
LOL oh don't. The debt I acquired to take those trips...almost not worth it, lol. Aiba called the restaurant between lunch & dinner when we were still there and she handed me the phone. The restaurant is fantastic - I've never had a bad meal there, and I've been four times.

Holy crap I don't even remember the last time I commented on arama. XD
hazel_darlenehazel_darlene on May 4th, 2012 06:02 am (UTC)
souka... uwah sugee so if you don't mind sharing what you talked abt.. and how was his voice? gosh xD :)))) did he speak in his usualy ENGRISH? :))))omg I'm dying here :))) how was their food? lolol was the microwave there? :)))
*gosh gomen for so many questions*

yeah I always see you there esp when there are riots b4... I'm awed on how you handle things there xD
1992*4##111gimmick_game on May 4th, 2012 06:06 am (UTC)
Pretty much all I said was "hajimemashite" (to which Aiba-mama freaked and flailed happily) and "chotto matte" because I couldn't understand a single word he said (he sounded sleepy and my brain kind of shut down at the 'Masaki desu' when she handed me the phone) and passed him off to my friend pretty quickly. The food was delicious - I've had the cashew chicken a few times, the soups are great, and the harumaki is to die for. I wasn't a huge fan of the gyoza but mostly just because it was more cabbagy than I'm used to. I didn't see a microwave, lol.

XD I try to avoid commenting there or even reading comments anymore simply because I actually hate conflict a loooot.
hazel_darlenehazel_darlene on May 4th, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
hahaha souka... lololz I know that feeling xD star strucked @!#)(*$)$(@#)$(!@_)#@! I'm really dying here :)) to be able to talk to the national idols gosh >__< I don't mind dying after that phone conversation lolol souka.. was the conversation long?
lolol:)) just remembered that gyoza talk of Aiba-chan :))) and lolz abt the microwave. well neen said in ANS b4 rt? abt that *ching*thing :))) so just checking maybe it really existed :)))) how was the shop? did you also saw his brothers? :D

ahh souka :))) well yeah... it's better to just shut up there
Aya ~薄口バカ~: Sakuraibaaya_mcdonald on May 4th, 2012 09:17 am (UTC)
Another Arashic March 25 birthday.

We are everywhere, I swear.


Edited at 2012-05-04 09:19 am (UTC)
1992*4##111gimmick_game on May 5th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
WOO! Yeah, there are a couple of us, and we share a birthday with Machida! :Db
Aya ~薄口バカ~: Nudeaya_mcdonald on May 5th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)

Yeah, it used to be that I didn't know anyone who shared my birthday (except like Elton John and Sarah Jessica Parker... lol).

And then in the past year, as I've really become involved in the online Arashi fandom, I have found four other JE/Arashi fans who share the 25 March joy with me!

Aries children rule!!! XD
Jessie: pic#117087868alternatejess on May 4th, 2012 10:54 am (UTC)
I just found out that the name of the comm you mod (from this post yeah). #quicklywatches. And I am crap at replying/commenting as well. I have whims, basically. And I have been flooding LJ recently because I am out of school. Not sure if you have read my two intro posts though (I could link it here again if you want to though). But they are hellishly long because I suck at being concise. I like to blame the fact that I am a soon-to-be arts (okay social science) graduate and I was always made to write.

And random, I used to RP too. Not JE fandom though. Anime mostly. I spent the longest time playing Uchiha Itachi from Naruto. Dabbled a little with KHR. But then school and everything happened, so I stopped. And never picked it up again.

Japan! One trip for me. And probably one more at the end of the year if I get a job and earn my own money :) My closest JE experience is watching Jin live in Chicago, yeah. But that is about it. But coincidentally, the first time I saw real snow was in 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. :D #livesneartheequator

You know how to find me if you want to say hi/ask questions/flail <3
1992*4##111gimmick_game on May 5th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)

I do need to go back and read those now that I have time. I'm just as bad with the being concise thing so, WOO, we can fail together.

I do want to go back so very bad. It's definitely more feasible for you, for sure. The lowest I can get a plane ticket from here is about $1200USD. :/ THAT IS, unless a friend of the family ends up getting a job with one of the major airlines and then friends and family tickets here I come! I really, really want to take my husband once because I know he'll love it - he's a big-city guy and Tokyo is just...amazing. I also want to take Amelia when she's older - I never even left Florida until I was 16 so I want her to be able to experience more travel than I could as a kid. :)

I live near a tropic so.... not as bad as the equator but pretty shitty year-around. 2010 winter was FREEZING to the point we had a lot of frost on the ground. I thought I had pictures of it but I can't find it now. :/ Poo. (Did find a pic hubby took in Dec 2009 which was just as bad of the frost on his truck when he got off work - http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/6526/img0053tx.jpg ) Florida just doesn't have nice winters, or when we do, they're random and usually Christmas is 80+ degrees. HATE IT. I have a funny feeling we'll be having PLENTY of hurricanes this year, too, given how warm the gulf was all winter. UGH.
Jessie: Nino is shortalternatejess on May 8th, 2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
OKAY. LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN. I will flip a table if it eats my comment again.

I AM GENERAL FAIL OKAY. I tell people I am a Jun/Aiba hybrid. Which makes me kind of queer. But oh well. :P

YAY FAIL AT BEING CONCISE. It's just.. I feel that need to explain my reasons for things 80% of the time. It's like, I think everyone wants to know as much information as I do or something. So enjoy the word vomit inflicted by me. /evil laughter.

Well, I can get air tickets way cheaper, it's true. But I need to spend there. I usually don't buy a lot of things when I am in Singapore (shipping and all), but I buy them when I am in Japan myself to like, appease my conscience from all the downloading. AND THE CLOTHES. AND THE ACCESSORIES. And everything. So it's just, I need a lot of money when I go to Japan. I don't really want to go there on a budget. I am trying to find a job that can let me stay in Japan actually. I wouldn't mind working there for a while, but recent, em, adventures with job hunting convinced that maybe I am just not good enough for it. /sighs.

I am a city girl. Bleeds city really. Can name you shops down the shopping district where I live and stuff. And if you EVER come to Singapore and is cityhopping, you can come to Singapore. I personally think it's a boring place, but apparently some people love all the skyscrappers and nice views. I have pictures - somewhere. AND YES PLEASE BRING AMELIA AROUND. I have always wanted to travel as a kid and my parents are always :( at me. I went to US by myself when I was 21, one of the best decisions of my life, really.

Well, there is only summer here. And HOT summer like we average 32C (90F) all year around, The lowest we EVER got to was like 22C (70F) or something. It can go up to 36C (96F) and all I want to do is stay in and sit under the aircon. I want to live somewhere with weather changes really. The romantic part of me (coughpiscescough) wants to observe all the colour changes and stuff. But the good thing is that we don't have hurricanes and all. Maybe heavy rains and that is about it, nothing serious enough to cause danger. Sometimes people call my country a blessed island for it (blessed but boring though heh).

Mimi  M.: Junmimi_kamenashi on May 4th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
Hello Andii!

We've been talking yesterday, thanks for adding me! Now I have to say I'm so jelly at the fact you talked with Aiba on the phone!!!!!!!! OMG! So lucky, I'm sure he's a sweetheart. I'm so going to her family restaurant when I have the opportunity to visit Japan, I'm so curious to meet her mum since all I have read about her are nothing but good stuff <3

Also, beware I'm going to be creeping your nail's blog and your nail related post. I love to see nail art and those kind of things <3

I hope we get the chance to get to know each other most! I love to make fandom friends, and don't worry is understandable if you don't have the time to comment in each post, especially with a baby (future arashi fan, I'm guessing :p).

Well that's it for now, and see you around!
*waves* have a nice day!
1992*4##111gimmick_game on May 5th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
No problem! I've been a bit isolated from fandom for a while now and it's nice to be able to meet new people again. :)

Creep away! It's going to be my livelyhood soon so pimp it out if you want. ;) I'll probably do a give away once I reach about 50 followers. I'm at 17 right now on the tumblr. :Db

I will try my hardest!
 Anne Destriyantidestriyanti on May 4th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
Hello, my name is Anne from Indonesia.

I feel happy if you can accept me join this community

Thank's before ^_^
1992*4##111gimmick_game on May 5th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
It's not a community, darling, it's just my regular journal, but HELLO AND WELCOME. :)
Hot sicka than y0' averageswtjemz on May 8th, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)
.....who are you again? :-P
lio_nekolio_neko on April 20th, 2015 07:11 pm (UTC)
Hello !!!

My name is Laureen I come from France !
I'm 27 years old and I'm dai fan of Arashi since 7 years !
I'm an active fan in the France Fandom !
You can visit my page if you want !

I don't know what I have to say ^^" !
If you have some question ask me ! <3
sanekse09 on October 12th, 2016 03:00 am (UTC)