Some time this month was my 3 year Arashi anniversary, though I don't remember the exact date. There should be some sort of indication, you know, like "warning: watching this drama is going to change your life forever", so that you can note down the date and stuff. I guess if I didn't fail so hard at LJ, I'd have some sort of record of it.
Anyway, all I know is that some time in February, three years ago, during that writer's strike that meant there was no new American TV, starfishdance
said to me "maybe you should watch Gokusen, and if you like that, Hana Yori Dango", and I did, and then I watched everything else Jun had ever been in, and then I watched the Final Time concert, and then I started on Shukudai, and my heart was lost forever. And my sister yelled at me for using up all our internet, but then I made her watch it, and her heart was lost forever too (to Sho in Kiroii Namida - wth, that hair!!). So, even though you're never around anymore, thank you, starfishdance
Three years ago, I was so sick from CFS that most of the time I couldn't get out of bed, I couldn't work or study or see my friends, and most of the time I felt as if I'd never get better and my life was over, but Arashi gave me the strength to try to overcome that. I've worked really hard to get better, to do all the things that normal, healthy people can do, and whenever it was too hard, I would think about how Arashi work an impossible amount, and how Aiba's lung collapsed and he was only worried about disappointing his members, and how Sho jumped out of a plane even though he was wetting his pants, and all those other reasons that make us love them the way we do. And as they've gotten more and more successful, I've been able to do more and more things. Sure, I've gone off track at times and made mistakes, but I can do so much now, and I'm at a place where I feel like I've got my life sorted.
Ah... this wasn't supposed to turn into a sappy post.
Anyway, around this time of year, I tend to feel a bit nostalgic, so I started rewatching Gokusen last night, and because I haven't watched it for a few years, I noticed some new things.
* Matsuken is in 3D!?! Who knew!! Also, that guy from Scrap Teacher. I guess that is where he learned how to be a passionate teacher.
* I can understand most of it without subtitles!
* Jun's teeth change drastically between episode three and four. I am really fascinated with the evolution of Jun's teeth, and I've tried to work out many times in the past how he actually got those perfect teeth without having braces or taking time off work. I think he must've had his front two teeth taken out and gotten a bridge or something, but if they were taken out, he would've had to have a few weeks at least for his gums to heal. How could he do this in the middle of a drama??? Unless there was a gap in filming or something. I think I need to research this more. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THIS, PLEASE CONTACT ME!!! *sigh* One day I will have perfect teeth like Jun.
* Sawada Shin is really hot. It's no wonder he won my heart. I wonder how I'd look with his hair.
In other news, I start back at uni tomorrow. I have a zillion things to do before that, but I slept half the day because of the aforementioned Gokusen watching. Oh well.