December 28th, 2016

stock: paper stars

a quarter of a century.

SMAP's last SmapxSmap performance.

I can't believe it's the end. I have been dreading the last day of this year for this very reason. I can't imagine life without these 5. I thank the gods endlessly by that chance random encounter with a simple magazine that had Inagaki Goro's photo it. My entire life changed for the better. At the age of 12, I knew this was the love of my life. I have rooted for Goro for what seems the majority of my life and I hope now he can finally go and live his life to the fullest, go do all the things the industry and agency has prevented you from doing for so long. I hope you and the rest of the group have a long, happy, healthy life and I thank you endlessly for all the great music, terrible dance performances, the insane dorama's, the fabulous cm's, the concert melodies and everything else you have given that has honestly been the soundtrack to my adolescent.

There are so MANY tributes pouring in for SMAP and softbank released one hell of a CM. Legit, crying. Thank you.

I haven't the heart to watch any morning news coverage because legit, all there is, is crying.