okay so I just have to share this with the arashi world.
today I went to the east asian library at my uni campus, because I had to research a bit for one of my papers and well, I got a little distracted in between and started to look for books that focus on the topic of “idols in japan”. and I found.. arashi-related stuff. fandom stuff. fangirl stuff. in a scientific research book.
first I was just flicking through it, finding (among other things) those two pictures
I was like.. oh god how awesome is that? yay! and then I digged a bit deeper.. and found stuff like “member-ai” and “fanservice”…
at that time I was really surprised to read stuff like that.. I mean it’s nothing special, but it’s just totally unusual to find that in a scientific book. xD and even one certain ship served as an example.
I mean.. THEY EVEN QUOTED OHMIYA!! I was sitting in the tram while I was reading everything.. and I just really didn’t know how to react… on the inside I was like.. “OKAY WHERE IS THE SAKURAIBA SECTION” haha
and there was also this sentence that I cracked up about:
“Fans can, if they wish, frame the petite, quiet Ohno as a sexually aggressive seme or muscular and “mature” Sakurai as a willing uke.”
I really wanted to just break out into laughter when I read this.. I never thought that research can be that freaking…. interesting. Let’s just call it interesting haha
- Interviewer on MSNBC: Is the second album going to be different than the first?
- Jack: **is insanely classy so as to not shame a reporter in their own territory** lol I can't tell you anything about that, we're still on tour. You'll be the first to know lol.
- Me: **is not insanely classy** DUDE SOME NIGHTS IS THEIR SECOND ALBUM, THE NEXT ONE WILL BE THE THIRD. DO YOUR RESEARCH RAAAAARRRRRRHHH.