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rainbow_teatime
06 March 2017 @ 06:36 pm

Hai hai~ domo~

rainbow_teatime desu~ Yoroshiku!

I've recently returned to Livejournal, so whenever I'm not posting fics over at teatimefics, I would be ranting about anything and everything right here. Hee. ^^;

Feel free to lurk around on my personal journal and leave comments and likes and whatnot. I won't bite. I promise. ;)


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Alright, excuse me while I drag my socially awkward self away. *hides*

Ciao ciao! ^^/


 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Feelings", Maroon 5
 
 
rainbow_teatime
17 August 2017 @ 08:25 pm
 As mentioned in my latest update of  "It Was Always You", I had been down with an illness for some time, and that is why I could hardly write.

Well... technically, it's a chronic skin condition called eczema.

I've had this condition for a while but it sort of toned down a few years ago. However, just a few months ago (during my examination period) , I had a very bad flare-up, and the inflammation only grew worse. It was to the extent that the angry red rash coated the entirety of my legs, my stomach and my arms. It's like wearing dark red, super itchy tights and arm warmers, except that I'm not able to take them off at all. 

Soon after my exams ended, I immediately decided that I needed to rest at home at least until the inflammation goes down. I've moisturised with Cetaphil (why the hell are they so fcking expensive) and used Emu oil as an emollient. 

Before long, my dad had a  "brilliant" idea of buying a homeopathy ointment that used emu oil. What I didn't expect was that a few days after, my skin broke out in a VERY violent reaction to the ointment, because it was too strong.

That had me bedridden again for a very long while before my skin calmed down again to its former inflamed condition. -.-

Thankfully, I visited the hospital yesterday and I was prescribed some really gentle moisturisers (I'm probably sticking to those and no other brand) , steroid creams, emollients and antihistamines ( THANK GOD FOR ANTIHISTAMINES).

Hopefully within 6 weeks to my next appointment, my inflammation would be gone. (: 

I'm thankful to every reader for your well wishes. So far, my skin is less red. It still itches every now and then, but at least I can sleep at night now ^^;

Now, in other news...

I FINALLY GET TO BREATHE IN AIR FROM JAPAN SOON.

My parents have settled on taking me to Hokkaido some time in October. It might be during my school term, but it is only for a short duration, so I will at most miss probably 1 lesson for a few subjects. But it's alright.

IT'S JAPAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, YO.
I GET TO BREATHE IN THE SAME AIR AS MY HUSBAND-sorry I mean - SAKURAI SHO <3

( okay maybe not the same air because technically he would be in Tokyo and I'd be in Hokkaido. So,... >.> )

My father is a fanatic in photography and has decided to go to Hokkaido for the autumn leaves XD But I'm not really sure there is much to do there. Maybe I'll just chill in the hotel ( like Nino probably will) if there is nothing much to do around the area /:

Any suggestions as to what I can do in Hokkaido? :D

 


 
 
rainbow_teatime
01 July 2017 @ 08:40 pm
 It's been way too long since I last posted anything at all. (:

Unfortunately, soon after my exams have ended, I had to finish my Nino exchange fic AND...

I came down with quite a serious case of the cold, and it basically meant that my body switches every now and then from being magma-melting hot to teeth-chattering cold. I'm a little bit delicate in the hot months, and unfortunately being in sunny Singapore does NOT help. ):

But thankfully, with a long amount of rest and a good amount of medication, I have begun to recover quite well and I might be back to writing again. 

So yeah, this is an unofficial announcement that I'm back! :D
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Current Music: "Man For All Seasons", Robbie Williams
 
 
rainbow_teatime
23 April 2017 @ 10:40 am
I can finally make this announcement:

MY FICS ARE OFFICIALLY MOVED TO DREAMWIDTH!

Anyone who wants to join can go right ahead and dive in:

>>> Tea Time Fics

>>> Burgundy Boudoir


Phew, I spent so much time on the layouts and the links and whatnot. I am beat. X.X

I can now return to studying for my exams with a peace of mind. ^^;

 
 
rainbow_teatime

So apparently, I have heard that one fangirl who was a member of storm_freaks got her account suspended.

Yeah, you read right.

SUSPENDED. BY LJ.

I do not even know why in the world her journal was suspended by Livejournal. I don't even think SHE knows why it happened or what to do about it.

But the thing is, if it could happen to her..

It could happen to me.

(I mean, I don't just write fanfics. lol. I write slash. And I skyrocket my ratings all the way to NC-17. XD )

And this also means that it could happen to anyone- I mean - ANYONE who writes slash Arashi fanfics.

So dearest fellow Arashi fanfiction writers, I know that it is a difficult decision as to whether you should move over to Dreamwidth or not. But judging from the case above, I do not know how long my own journal and fanfic community are going to stay up and avoid the blunt sweep of the delete/suspend hammer of LJ. I am pretty sure that you, fellow writers, would be thinking about this as well as you watch LJ start on enforcing its new TOS.

Please take this piece of advice- if you are really reluctant to move, at least start with a backup blog at Dreamwidth and repost everything over there. In THIS DW LINK, I have made a comprehensive guide on using a 3rd party Windows program to repost everything from LJ to DW. You can even use DW's own importing service- it is SLOW AF, but it works.

This way, even as the hammer swings down, at least you KNOW you have a backup copy of all the hard work YOU have put into every written masterpiece.

I'm going to leave this on my journal in hopes that every writer (and reader) are better able to see the urgency of this move.

I will speed up my progress on tidying up the links on my new fic comms. I hope I will still be able to make it back in time to inform everyone when the new comms open.

 
 
 
rainbow_teatime

Hello~

It seems that importing my teatimefics entries is going to take over a day. Can someone please sponsor some servers to DW so they can import things faster? XD

Apparently, homosexuality is considered to be illegal in Russia. Considering that Livejournal has shifted over to Russian servers and teatimefics(LJ) is filled to the brim with slash fanfiction (which can possibly be considered as "propaganda" relating to homosexuality)...
Yikes.
I can almost see the delete-hammer in the horizon now. Arashilive.LJ is already deleted, so... )':

Meanwhile....

I have heard from some users that they are worried about forgetting to join my DW community/ add me as a friend on DW and stuff like that.
Therefore, I have been working on the layout of the two fanfiction communities under my wing to ensure that it is aesthetically appealing.
Livejournal-turned-Dreamwidth users, you get what I mean, don't you? XD Life just isn't the same without Flexible Squares.

Right now, I'm happy to say that I have finished with the layouts.

So Dreamwidth Arashians..

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!




Membership to both communities are moderated right now, because.. well.. they are not ready for viewing yet. They are empty. It'd be truly embarassing for peeps to join a community and open it up to see that there is nothing in there XD

So instead, I'm letting interested DW users apply for membership in advance just so they won't have to worry about forgetting to add me/my comms later on. Membership will be approved once DW has finished importing my entries (please be quick, DW), and I will then set the community access to be open to everyone else. Early application will just give you that warm, fuzzy feeling of being one of the first peeps to see the newly-improved fanfiction communities XD

So yeah, if you are shifting to Dreamwidth and you wish to apply for membership early, go right ahead~ :D

Meanwhile, I will go back to waiting on Dreamwidth to finish importing my works. -_-;;;

xoxo,

rainbow_teatime
 
 
rainbow_teatime
06 April 2017 @ 03:46 pm

If you have logged into Livejournal recently, you would have noticed that there has been a new Terms of Service.
There is apparently no major change to privacy and data security, according to LJ.
But...
._.
I have no idea what they mean by major and minor changes. But if data privacy is going to be compromised in anyway (especially relating to famous Jpop groups) I would feel really unsafe. Fansubbing comms probably foresaw that danger and took measures to shift their comms to DW too.
Also, apparently accounts inactive for 6 months or so will be deleted (SERIOUSLY?!).

Therefore, I have made a decision with some other fanfiction writers to shift our fanfic communities and journals over to Dreamwidth.

What this move means:

1) Importing of fanfiction works

Don't worry if you aren't TOO open to the shift to Dreamwidth (DW) just yet- I will NOT be deleting this journal or teatimefics- I will simply be copying them over to a fanfic comm in DW. In future (probably in June or so), my new works will be cross-posted from DW to LJ.

2) Complete shift of NC-17 fics

I have absolutely no idea what the Russian laws dictate when it comes to content and data privacy (since I cannot read Russian), but a fellow fanfic writer suggested that I delete my NC-17 fics, just to be safe.

BEFORE YOU PANIC- these won't be wiped off the face of the Earth (heaven forbid if all my smoking-hot fics suddenly poofed), I have actually decided to set u another fanfic community EXCLUSIVELY for NC-17 - R content. I have actually toyed with this idea for a while since the start of 2017 but did not see the point of starting it in LJ (since most readers of my fics read it in TTF anyway). But since I would be moving to a new blogging platform.. why not? XD


If you want to join me in the shift to DW (in case things get bad on LJ and privacy is compromised), you can do the same. XD

My username on DW is unchanged: rainbow_teatime.
Feel free to add me in your circle if you DO go on DW.

Once I have set up the various communities, I will give an official "MOVED" announcement( along with the URLs to the two fanfic comms) here and on TTF so that no one misses out on this big step.

Finally, I want to thank EVERYONE on LJ who has commented or liked any of my fanfics- nothing really makes me happier than to learn that any of my works had made your day in one way or another. As I start moving to DW and cross-posting from there, I truly hope that my fanfic works could continue to do the same.

XOXO,

rainbow_teatime

P.S. Teatimefics' username on DW remains unchanged. But do not go there yet- it's still WORK-IN-PROGRESS. XD

 
 
rainbow_teatime
18 March 2017 @ 12:23 am

Unfortunately, it is time for preparing for my exams (again) and it is an incredibly stressful time right now.

I have taken a bit of a break recently but I'm just about to put my nose back into the grindstone and focus entirely on my studies so that my return to the blissful, heavenly world of fanfiction would be really sweet. <3

I DO have some fics still half-done and I really want to finish those but I might be a bit slow on the writing because.. you know.. priorities. ;_;

( I really want to start working so that fic-writing could be the other thing I focus on apart from my job ._. )

So I'm just going to leave this post here and take a temporary leave from fanfic writing- I will be back by June 2017 when my exams for the year are over. ^^;

GANBARIMASU!
* \ ( ^ . ^ ) / *

P.s. I will probably still be around every now and then to check up on my comms and whatnot but that really is about it ^^;

 
 
rainbow_teatime
16 March 2017 @ 07:33 pm

After watching today's VS Arashi, I really need to say this.

DOESN'T HE LOOK EXCEPTIONALLY REFRESHING TODAY?!

(Picture is not mine. Thanks, sadakko!)


I mean, if you have read Sho's recent Otonoha, I think the family trip to the hot springs must have really worked wonders in relieving his stress.
You have no idea how happy it makes me, considering that the last time I saw him on NEWS ZERO he looked so tired.

Good to see that even workaholic!Sho (with his impossibly strict schedule too!) knows the importance of taking a break and spending quality time with his family. Hopefully when I start working in a few years, I'll be able to do the same even if things get incredibly busy.

Speaking of his Otonoha, apparently some Johnny's fanclub members left after seeing it.
Like...

WHY? O.O;

Apparently I heard that some fanclub members were unhappy with the fact that he was writing about his happy activities even while in the middle of a rumour that he was dating an announcer.

*sigh* Fandom.

I can understand that they might want a clarification of the nature of their relationship, but... seriously? -_-
What ELSE are you expecting on Otonoha? You cannot possibly expect him to clarify the rumours on this particular channel. It's simply not appropriate.
Moreover, isn't it actually a good thing that in spite of all the rumors surrounding him, he was still able to grow closer to his coworkers or spend time with his family? If one looks at things objectively and set the rumours aside as a separate issue, leaving the fanclub over such a petty issue is really their loss.

Besides... GIVE THE MAN A BREAK. I'm sure it was not easy having to deal with the paparazzi stalking him all the time even when he has to get to and from various work venues. Making mad tweets about him or even leaving the fanclub will not help the rumours resolve itself any faster. So instead of raving about it, just take a chill pill and appreciate the fact that even though things are still as stressful as ever, he is now refreshed from his break and is still doing his best to take on his job.

 
 
rainbow_teatime
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