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2021-02-06 01:51 pm
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Join hands and form a circle

Put your arms around me like a circle round the sun

Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round
It's the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life

And go round and round and round in a circle...

... unbroken
By and by, lord, by and by
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, lord, in the sky Dreamwidth

(So um, yeah, comment below if you want to join circles.)

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2017-07-17 10:47 pm

Real life: WTF

Nothing came of the job interview. Oh well. It was just lateral anyway. Still, it would have been a change and a chance to not always be working evenings.

On the way to work today, there was a car in front of me with Kansas license plates. One tag was supporting Ben Carson in his campaign last year. Well, the owner of the car is from Kansas. I suppose that makes sense.

But next to that bumper sticker was a different one, one that was rather surprising for a car with a Ben Carson sticker on it. I mean...

I wasn't expecting this at all!

NASA bumpersticker

 
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2017-04-29 09:18 am

Fandom blathering

I went to see 君の名は last night. It certainly runs the viewer through a full gamut of emotion! And wow, everyone who has seen it has done a great job of not giving away the plot, so I'm going to talk about it under a cut. 

THIS IS A SPOILER! SAVE YOURSELF! )

I also watched the second episode of 3人のパパ. It's not a must-watch for everyone, but I'm quite enjoying Horii Arata's acting. He always gives a lot of credit to Seto Koji, and I can see that in him. At the same time, he's developing his own style. Honestly, when Horii won the D☆DATE audition, I was pretty skeptical. He was gangly and so unpolished, very much the baseball playing high schooler. It was hard for me to see the performer in him. But he was so eager and endearing that you couldn't help but root for him as Seto kept rushing in to stop him from saying things he'd regret later. LOL. That was always hilarious, and endearing for both of them. The first inkling of Horii's acting potential was in D☆DATE's short film for JOKER. I hadn't expected much, but he turned in a believable performance. He continued to develop in subsequent roles in asadora, light drama and taiga. If I'm not mistaken, 3 Papas is his first lead role. 

And speaking of Seto, he's been pretty quiet lately. Of course, he also just came off a back-to-back shooting and performance schedule that stretched months. There were the dramas and plays one after the other, and the commercials, and shooting for 冬芽の人, and for the films ミックス and ナラタージュ, and the further cooking adventures of Hansel in NHK-BS グレーテルのかまど and DJing for D-radio. And now he's in the midst of producing his fan show, where he creates all the content and designs all the goods. And he's probably doing something else he isn't at liberty to divulge yet. So it's not like he's not super active. But... heh, I miss his promotional blogging, the way he can tie some mundane event of his day into the theme of whatever production he's flogging, or wax philosophical about the character he portrays. Ha ha, he's really quite a talented ad-man. 
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2017-01-06 01:13 am
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Real life: The weather outside is frightful

 So, the weather this past week has been mild. Except for the cedar in the air, being outside has even been pleasant. And then there was today. 

The temperature was still warm, but the winds started coming in. I braved the kicked up cedar and spent time during the day covering the plants to prepare for what was to come: 3 days of freezing weather.

And then I came back inside with a big long list of inside chores. Of which I hardly did any. I barely could muster the determination to go through my Anki deck. 

Why does rapid weather change do this to me? I have lost all motivation, even to watch the shows I have lined up to watch. I'm too lazy to be lazy!

Oh well, at least I'm on vacation. Being lazy on vacation is permitted, right?
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2017-01-03 12:53 am

Leaving LJ

I never thought I'd do it, but I am, and I suggest you do it too. LJ recently moved all its servers from California to Moscow, and no longer is using https encryption. My account here is paid, so I won't completely close it for a couple of months, but you'll find my posts over at http://tilmon.dreamwidth.org after this.
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2016-12-25 06:16 pm
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Real Life, Christmas style 2016

It's Christmas Day, so I thought I'd surprise [livejournal.com profile] tbscreenrider by actually posting some pictures of my Christmas.

Pretty decorations )

The most exciting part, just for tbscreenrider... My messy kitchen, featuring the pots and pans behind the screen!

not decorated, unless you towels count as decoration )

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2016-11-09 03:57 am

Real life: Despair but no surprise

Last year this time, I knew Trump would win.

not bragging, just saying )
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2016-10-14 11:25 pm
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Seto Koji for stage drama Kanbotsu (Cave-In)



All I know is that this play takes place in 1962, against the backdrop of preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
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2016-10-14 10:00 pm
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Seto Koji for Fukuoka Bank

Observe! Three iterations of Seto Koji discuss the wonders of using a debit card from Fukuoka Bank. Which is more amazing? That there are 3 Seto Kojis, or that Japanese are finally using debit cards?

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2016-10-01 05:46 pm

Seto blog translation 2016-10-01 10:02:49

Fukuoka Bank
福岡銀行
2016-10-01 10:02:49

I have been privileged to perform as the image character for Fukuoka Bank's commercial.
福岡銀行のCMのイメージキャラクターを務めさせていただくことになりました。

Personally, as someone born and raised in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Bank is very intimately familiar to me.
僕自身、福岡で生まれ育ったので福岡銀行はとても馴染み深い銀行です。

From the moment of the decision that I'd appear in the Fukuoka Bank commerical, the faces of family members in Fukuoka sprung to mind.
そんな福岡銀行のCMに出演が決まった時、1番最初に頭に浮かんだのは福岡にいる家族の顔でした。

When I called my family to tell them of the decision that I would be in the commercial, they were unusually happy. LOL
CM出演が決定し電話で家族に報告した際は尋常ではない喜びようでした(笑)

Somehow or the other, it seems to resemble filial piety for parents and grandparents.
どうやら親孝行、祖父母孝行ができたようです。

Also, it was really fun shooting, and with everyone at the location speaking Hakata dialect it felt somehow nostalgic.
撮影も本当に楽しかったですし、福岡銀行の皆さんもいらしてくださり博多弁が現場で飛び交う、なんだか懐かしさを感じる現場でした。

Fukuoka Bank is touting the objective "Stage of Evolution".
福岡銀行は『進化のステージ』を目標に掲げています。

As an actor wanting to continue to evolve, never forgetting the spirit of Fukuoka, I want to always chase after what I can do.
僕も役者として進化を続けていきたいですし、そして福岡魂を忘れることなく表現者として何ができるのか常に追求していきたいと思います。

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2016-08-28 02:34 pm

Seto blog translation 2016-08-28 19:05:27

I Started Soccer* in 3rd Grade
小3からはじめたサッカー
2016-08-28 19:05:27

Life is a ball game )


*Yeah, yeah, futbol everywhere else in the world but the US and Japan, both of which retain the older name for the same sport. 
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2016-08-16 01:21 am
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HOPE episodes 1-5: impressions

So, this is the drama that's based on Misaeng, which I haven't seen but was a huge hit in S. Korea. Someone who has, tell me if you are also watching this, please, and how it compares.

I'm enjoying this drama, even though the outcome for the main character (no fault of Nakajima) is not interesting to me. After all, in these kinds of dramas, don't things always end up working out right for the main? It's the stories of all the side characters that intrigue me, because those stories can go any direction. Will Kiriake be a villain or an ally? Will he manage to stand on his own despite his parents' meddling and his supervisor's apparent dislike of him? Will Katsuki be able to make those horrible men in Resources respect her? Will Hitomi be stuck forever being the desk-monkey for the Fibers chief? Will Oda emerge victorious at last after so long of being blamed for his intern's death?  I would like to see Japanese dramas become less hero-driven since the hero's arc is predictable, and better develop the stories of the entire main cast. But since I do want the answers to those questions, I will definitely keep watching.
The cast is good. Ichinose isn't a demanding role, so it's fine that Nakajima mostly alternates between befuddled and determined. I like it when Seto gets to play a disagreeable character because his antagonistic roles never come off as merely 2-dimensional. I hadn't seen Kiriyama act before, and he's been a pleasant surprise. And Yamamoto is doing a great job of a role that requires her to convey a lot of internal pain through body language, since the character must mask her feelings in order to deal with the men who are trying to destroy her.
I'm a little disappointed that we can't follow what happens to Nagai (really well played by Kaji Masaki) since he didn't make the cut. After all, he's a new dad! It must be hard on him being jobless with a family to be responsible for. Ah, wouldn't that make a good drama in itself?
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2016-08-14 09:07 pm

Seto blog translation 2016-8-12 09:09:02

The Cherry Trees Were Beginning to Bloom
まだ、桜の花が咲き始めた頃だったかな。
2016-08-12 09:09:02

Memories of cool weather )