Ruki changed his twitter profile name to 流鬼 which is also read as Ruki. He used to have this kanji version of his name written in the songwriting credits. I think, he did it in reference to the Dainippon Itan Geisha period and their 15th anniversary.
Not so sure about the meaning, but here’s what the two kanji mean individually:
Reita (reading mail): “Please evaluate my Dark Side. I’m the type to read some spoilers before watching a series or reading a novel, but the other day my friend was like, “that’s unbelievable! you won’t [watch/read] if something you don’t like happens? That’s so self-centred!” I thought reading spoilers was a thing so that people could avoid [seeing/reading] something they didn’t like, but do people not actually do that? Is this my Dark Side? Are you guys the type who don’t tolerate spoilers?”
Aoi: A while ago I was talking to someone about Taiga (this historical drama that’s been on TV for like 50 years) like, “oh so-and-so died…” and they got so mad at me, like, “stop spoiling!”
Uruha: (laughing) But it’s Taiga………..
Aoi: Right? Like, it actually happened, what u want me to do…it’s Taiga…
(*the drama is based off of real ppl/events in history so i guess it was no secret this person died)
Reita and Kai catching on finally: AHH cause it’s historical ahh yeah ok!! Ahh yes (laughing)
Reita: I mean, it’s historical!
Aoi: Like am I not even allowed to talk about that?
Reita: Right, like, ur literally just stating a fact?
Aoi: Right right right
Ruki: The “type to read spoilers before watching a series or reading a drama”….what?
Reita: That’s totally not a thing
Kai: That’s not a “type”
Ruki: Hmmm…..they’re not thinking about the writer’s intention at all.
Reita: There’s no surprises!
Aoi: But don’t you sometimes watch a movie even after you’ve read the novel?
Reita: Ahh yeah if it was good!
Aoi: So it’s kinda like that no?
Ruki: But like, they must go online first and read something that says like “spoiler alert”
Aoi and Reita: Ahhhhh
Reita: Yeah that’s weird…
Ruki: Well yeah that’s why it’s a “Dark Side.”
Ruki: Like manga, for example, when there’s an original work…like Ushijima and stuff (It’s this manga that they made into a movie???) it’s not like you read a spoiler, it’s like…you know the original work, and you’re seeing how well they were able to reproduce it.
Ruki: But this person….they’re just reading spoilers…….this……….IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!
(everyone especially reita dying)
Reita: It’s scary, like, some of us are watching the same foreign dramas, and we’re all at different parts, right?
Ruki: Yeah but like even if someone spoils it we just forget about it and watch anyway
Uruha: Yeah like if we’re talking about 24, and you’re talking about something that happened around season 2 idk shit
Reita: Cause you literally don’t remember anything?
Ruki: Well that would have happened so long ago, it was season 2
Uruha: And if someone’s [talking about it] like, “that was crazy eh!?” I’m just like .. ……. :-)
Kai: (laughing) Even tho u were telling everyone to watch it
Reita: But man I’m so scared of spoilers like, I’m like “stop talking about it stop talking about it” u know?
Aoi: Yeah totally……
Reita: Yeah…espECIALLY to KAI.
Reita: It’s always you!!!
Kai: It’s YOU!!!
Reita: No the fuck it;S NOT !!!!
Ruki: Also you lie.
Ruki: You lie about the ending.
Reita: W-what are you talking about (laughing)
(Idk wtf happens in this movie but it’s some shit called “Blown Away”?? and Reita told Ruki some shit explodes in the end but I guess it didn’t?????)
Ruki: I was like, “man even though I know how it ends now that’s gonna be so good!” But that’s not what happened at all! Shit did not explode!
Uruha: What were u watching?
Reita: Blown, away, I think. ….Pls watch it.
Reita: So, anyone watching dramas lately?
Reita: Foreign dramas…Anything….
Kai: I know one of y’all is watching something………
Uruha: Dramas? Well…Walking Dead got boring –
Ruki: Oh good!!!!!!! Then let’s watch [idk what he said but I guess he been tryna get ppl to watch it cause he JUMPED on this opportunity]
Reita: There’s no way we’re watching that
Ruki: No I actually watched a bit during recording recently! About an hour.
Reita: Oh yeah?
Ruki: Yeh…but it’s kinda awkward to show people…cause you can’t tell if they’re enjoying it
Ruki (reading mail): “The other members have spoken quite a bit about the behaviour of staff at [stores/restaurants etc] –” Oh really! “Ruki-san, Aoi-san, if an employee pissed you off, what would you do? I’m curious about your reaction! It’s cold so please take care!”
Aoi: Actually, a while ago – like, really not too long ago, maybe a week ago, before Christmas (*bc they recorded this in December) I went to…”some”…store in Shibuya called “something” and “something”
(idk why he can’t just say the name of the store smh)
Aoi: I was in a hurry to buy some underwear…I had stuff to do in the evening so I was hurrying, but I was like “k whatever” and went into the store. But I’d never bought them from there before, so I didn’t know how the sizes worked or anything.
Ruki: Yes yes yes
Aoi: And the person who explained it to me was great! But then when I went to the cash and was like “yes I’d like this please,” the cashier was like, “are you sure you picked up the right size?” and I’m like, “yep!” and then they asked me again, “are you sure?” like sounding half pissed…like, I just said yes…
Aoi: Like tf is up with u…and it was almost like they were tryna fight me about it, like they thought I was wrong…I’m like, “i just told u it’s the right size tf!!”
(Ruki bursts out laughing)
Aoi: I usually do that. I’ll pick a fight with them.
Ruki: You know, my image of that “something” and “something” store is like…Japanese people who live overseas.
Ruki: You know what I mean
Aoi: No (laughs)
Ruki: Like, you know how some Japanese people have spent a long time living overseas? …Idk they kinda piss me off
(Aoi bursts out laughing)
Ruki: You know, like, their native country is obviously Japan, but they say stuff like, “I’m American now~”
(*how tf is that even related Ruki)
Aoi: I guess like…..in a bad case they would be rude/insensitive??
Ruki: Right? And in really bad cases they’ll start talking to you in informal speech!
Ruki: I’ve had an experience like that too once…it wasn’t at a store but…it was with a taxi driver!
Aoi: Ahhh, you get all kinds of people [with taxi drivers]
Ruki: So he starts by being like “I’m not from around here…” So I’m thinking he’s gonna use GPS
Ruki: Like that’s fine but…he was that kind that speaks informally to you. So we were at…you know Laforet in Harajuku? There’s that intersection
Aoi: Yes yes
Ruki: We stopped there and I got in a huge fight with the driver. He was like, “I don’t have any change!” (*in informal speech which is like v rude to say)
Ruki: I was so mad, I couldn’t allow it.
Aoi: I wonder why? Maybe you were supposed to have been more careful, like “I’m sorry, I only have a big bill, is it okay?”
Ruki: Oh, also! Another one! At like fast food places, like gyudon places…You know if you go super late at night it’s usually foreigners working there?
Aoi: Idk I don’t really go but okay (laughs)
Ruki: Well they do, and there’ll be like, Indian people or something, and they’re trying their best with their broken Japanese…if they spoke to you informally what would you think?
Aoi: Oh, I’m fine with that! If it’s a foreigner.
Ruki: At a gyudon place! If they were like, “u wanna spoon?” (*informal)
Aoi: (laughing) That’s cute!!!!
Ruki: Idk, they said something like that to me and I was kinda put off by it, but for some reason, if they do that at an Indian restaurant I’m fine!!! WHY!! When they do it at a gyudon place I get pissed, but if it’s at an Indian curry place I don’t care!?
Ruki: HUHUHU…I guess I feel like it’s their territory [at an Indian place]
Reading about your AU in all the cute details make me scream in awe. Thank you for all your work. One question seeing all this insta-like posts. Did they all announce their pregnancy/family extension on instagram? Like two adult skates and next to them little skates?
thank you ♥
I’m sure victor and yuuri did, as well as others. I wonder if yuri and otabek would have done that? probably it took time for them to accept it, as yuri was still competing and would have had to take a break from figure skating. but as soon as they realized they were gonna be parents and have a little lovechild in their lives, probably they also announced it
Aoi: anyway, what if I had an old spelling of my name, too*…crap…did I even have anything back in the day…. Aoi: ooh! right! Aoi: like this? Aoi: bring it ooonnn ! ! Aoi: if the 5 of us aren’t all together as performers**, there’s no way I can take this on. (I feel embarrassed saying this….)
*He’s referring to Ruki changing his profile name from Ruki to 流鬼 which he used in the past. (It’s also read as Ruki). So, he shortly changed it to あおWe (AOWE) and then to the kanji version of Aoi which is 葵. **He said ‘Geishas’ (as in Dainippon Itangeisha / Heresy geishas/performers of the Empire of Japan).
Dai Nippon Itan Geisha 'Boudouku Gudon no Sakura' (Zepp Nagoya and Zepp DiverCity)
Uruha stood next to Ruki and played next to him. Also Ruki put his hand on Uruha’s shoulder.
During Kantou Ruki and Uruha stood in the middle of the stage. Uruha stroked Ruki’s hair and then put him in a headlock. Ruki started laughing.
Ruki: the Yoyogi performance on March 10, the day when we’ll be opening our 15th anniversary year, is SOLD OUT, thank you all so much. I’m running out of words to say how grateful I am but I’m sure it’ll be a LIVE that’ll allow us to show our gratitude to all the many fans who have supported us for the past 15 years, so please look forward to it, you’re gonna love it! 🇯🇵 Ruki: also, we suddenly decided on a couple of additional shows. we thought, it would be good to add some extra dates, both for the many fans who can’t come to Yoyogi and also cause there were a lot of songs that didn’t make it on the setlist for Yoyogi. do come ! ! Ruki: nevertheless, this is only the beginning of the GazettE’s 15th anniversary, only a small part of it, so it’d be better to expect even more to come. we will give you an amazing year with all our gratitude 🙆 Ruki: the image quality of my icon just turns out crappy, no matter what I do. I have no idea why.
Ichiruki. Angst. Post-TYBW, before 686. Canon-compliant in the worst way. Consider yourselves warned for ichi//hime and implied ren//ruki. Also, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it ishihime. Thanks to @leohzy and @hashtagartistlife for the read-through. ~2100 words.
I can’t find you in the body sleeping next to me/what happened to the soul you used to be
Fall rushes in on the cold wings of a storm that strips the leaves off the trees and tosses them into soggy piles up against doorways and into the gutters. Ichigo scuffs his feet through the piles on his twice daily walk between the campus and the apartment complex where he lives. It rains in icy gusts that chill him to the bones and make him hunch his shoulders and turn up the collar on his jacket. He walks, hands stuffed into his pockets and head down, earbuds pushed into his ears to discourage any friendly overtures that aren’t already put off by the scowl that darkens his brow and twists his mouth.
Kurosaki Ichigo, substitute Shinigami no more, is twenty-one years old, ginger-haired, and outwardly, completely happy with his life. He’s got a job and an apartment, he’s got papers to write and exams to study for and a girlfriend to dote on, who dotes on him in return, but there’s something missing. Ichigo has never been the kind of person that spends a lot of time on self-examination, but he is intimately familiar with the shape of the thing that is missing – it is a little under five feet tall, possessing eyes the colour of a twilight sky and is the reason he used to get up in the morning.
Ichigo turns off the sidewalk, and heads into the apartment complex, where his flat waits, dark and cold, to welcome him home. He toes his shoes off at the door, and drops his bag and his keys on the floor next to them. The rain falls in sheets against the windows, and Ichigo flips the blinds closed, preferring not to look out at the sodden city. He hates the rainy season.
He pads through his flat, opens the fridge, decides there’s nothing of worth inside it, closes the fridge, and stands, aimlessly, in the middle of his dark kitchen. He should eat. He should study. He should call Inoue. He should - do a lot of things. Instead, he stands, shoulders slowly hunching forward, in the middle of his kitchen, until the ringing of his phone shatters the silence.
Ichigo startles, and then flings himself towards the entryway and his bag. He fishes his phone out and accepts the call without looking.
“Yo,” he says, and there’s a startled inhale on the other end of the line.
Your take on this: what school organizations or clubs would each of the S/M boys most likely join? ;)
I’m back from the dead!! Nice ask btw. Here it goes
Head Canon: Sakamaki & Mukami Brothers Join a Club!
- Shu is too lazy to join a club, but did so after being nagged by Reiji
- he would defiantly fit well in Music Honor Society (which I am a proud member of at my school)
- if there was a club for sleeping than he would be there without a doubt
- Reiji is involved in every political club you could possibly imagine. Debate Team, Student Counsel, etc.
- he would defiantly be a tutor. If there was ever a study club you would find him there probs doing homework
- if there was an antique club this nerd would be falling over himself trying to show off all his rare tea cups (well maybe not falling, more like gracefully fumbling)
- Basketball. Nuff said.
- any sports that he found interesting he would at least be vaingloriously involved in.
- Ayato would often be found after practice hanging around to watch the girls play volleyball (which was conveniently scheduled right after basketball practice)
- Baking!! He would defiantly join home ec. Or any other type of baking related club
- even though Kanato is in the club he never makes any sweets only eats all of them. He is the official taste tester
- he might visit the antique club to show pictures of his dolls (maybe)
- photography club if you know what I mean
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (multiple references)
- If the school had I band club I could totally imagine Subaru rocking the drums
- if there was a club for anger management he might attend to see what it is like
- Ruki is also involved in the political aspect of the school, but to a lesser degree
- He would defiantly be president of the Book Club.
- President of the gardening club and damn proud of it!
- almost always found in the green house before and after school tending to the plants
- loves teaching others how to tend to their gardens properly
- Dance club. All. The. Way. He would be the best dancer there and would defiantly be sure to make sure everyone knows it
- I could see this blondie in Korean club, or if we take it a step further Anime club. Yes.
- he would not really have interest in any of the clubs but the antique club
- he would proudly show off his knife collection to any who were willing to listen to him talk about his knives.
- they second he saw Kanato he refused to leave the club (low key was trying to annoy him)
Aoi: tonight at 2 a.m. InterFM897 RAJIGAZE! the second part of last week’s UruhaXAoi combo! tonight it’s finally Aoi-San’s turn to do the MC ?! you can’t sleep on friday nights. we’re creating RAJIGAZE with YOU ALL and it’s on tonight at 2 a.m. ！！😎🌞 Aoi: I hate hearing my own voice on speakers…(/ω＼) Aoi: reminds me of good old times* 😂 Aoi: BOOM SHACKA BOOM SHACKA** ( ﾟｰﾟ) ( ｡_｡) Aoi: wheeeeeeーーーーー! (☝ ՞ਊ ՞)☝ Aoi: I wanna change that interjected chorus here to “same goes for you〜”….*** Aoi: thank you for your company till the middle of the night again! next week we’ll be giving you the long-awaited Ruki and Kai so don’t miss it! well, everyone, good night!
*Tweeted when they played a song by Chisato Moritaka **Tweeted when they played LM.C’s THE BUDDHA (opening lyrics). ***Tweeted when they played “Hayari no bando no bōkaru no otoko minna koe takai” by Yabai T-shirts Yasan. It basically means “Male vocalists of hip bands all have high voices”. I guess, Aoi is saying that he wants to change the lyrics cause the singer of the band actually has a really high voice himself. When they played that song, they also talked about Ruki:
Aoi: our vocalist… actually has both, a low and a high voice, doesn’t he? Uruha: back in the day it was completely high, though. lately it’s deep, right? Aoi: so, he’s not hip then, I guess Uruha: lol