Happy Birthday to the ever amazing Matsumoto Jun, also known as Matsufabulous Matsubrows of the Matsumarvellous Matsuface. And body.
(image produced two years ago by yours truly after watching Prof. Matsumoto in the Sakura Sake PV with his shiny white labcoat :D)
I thank you so very much because without you, secondary school life for me would have been pretty sad, I think. Thinking back to that faithful time in 2008 (just before the Lunar New Year, if I remember correctly), I actually decided to Google you and download my first piece of Arashi fandomry -- Dream 'A' Live.
But that was not the VERY beginning for us both, oh no. The truth behind my discovery of you and my now eternal love of gay and rainbows lies in a very prominent tv show that has changed their female host unit numerous times since I started watching -- Music Station. I remember I was faithfully waiting for a performance by someone or other, Ken Hirai maybe, when they showed a clip of you in one of the TIME concerts performing Yabai-Yabai-Yabai. And I was in awe. The kind of awe that got me tugging on my brothers' sleeve and going "Loooooook. That's like soooo coooooooo," like the annoying brat my brother still thinks I am (Which I am not, thanks very much).
That performance was the beginning. I didn't even know your name (I'm pretty sure I've called you MatsuMARU Jun before a couple times, which is hilarious, really) until the next time you appeared with the rest of your Rainbow Battalion on MS again. This time to perform Love So Sweet and promote HYD. It was then when I dell on love -- With your perm. Yes. It is true. I fell in love with your perm first. Don't cry for me Matsujun-a~ just know that if I had seen your
implants extensions like during Aozora Pedal time I wouldn't be writing this now.
I think it was a good thing that I hated Naked when I first heard it. I tried, really, so HARD to get myself to like it like some of the fangirls do (BECAUSE IDOLS ARE TEH GOD AND CAN DO NO WRONG!), but I couldn't. INSTEAD, I listened to every other track on the album and grew to love all five of your Sparkle Squad's voices as a whole. If I hadn't hated Naked I would have probably kept that one solo and trashed the rest.
Dream 'A' Live was my first step into fandom. Though, technically I watched some of YTM before I knew you or any of your bandmates, back when I hated Nino's hair and thought it looked hideous (NOW LOOK AT ME AND HOW I REACT TO HIM AJFKAHFLAHF). But, Dream 'A' Live was my first official step into LJ! Which is great because of all the great things and people I've found through it. Thanks Jun, you and the Iridescent Crusaders have changed me to become a very happy person.
There have been sad times for me in these last few years, but your group has always been my one thing to fall back on for happiness. And so I thank youu, Matsujun and Arashi for always making my days gayer, mind glittery-er, letting me discover Aiba + Flamethrower, Ni no Arashi, Sho's air muscles, Ohno's amazing choreography, all tge failboats, Rowing Club, Johnny's Sports Day and Countdowns, and basically just the five of you who take up most of my brainspace.
Viva la Diva Matsujun.
NOW TO ANOTHER PERSON WHOSE BIRTHDAY IT IS -- oviparous
I love you a lot a lot alot. You were more or less my first friend in this fandom and basically all of LJ, and I love every single comment and PM and whateer we have exchanged. We have so many things we have in common, from Arashi to living only 4 hours away from each other by car, the fact that we are both Chinese and share the same surname as well. I just want to let you know you make me happeeeeee when skies are greeeeeey. And with your writing and posts and general hilariousness about your life, work, and even husband :B
Happy Birthday, Lydia!
(I am going to comment on every flist post I have not commented on as of lately tonight. Yeah.)
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