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Kaya short story serialisation "Hyakki Yagyou Kitan"
The First Night: [Insomnia] ~Psycho Butterfly~ [part two]
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Different people use various techniques to fall asleep, but generally speaking there are two main methods.

One is to totally empty your mind and think of nothing. Little by little, your consciousness fades to white, and before long, as you melt into that pure white landscape, you will drift off.

The second way is to repeat various thoughts, and as your thoughts saturate your mind, sleep claims you. For as long as he could remember, the boy had used the latter.

Ever since he was a child, when the time came for him to go to bed he would keep thinking about this or that, incoherent thoughts like "When will I drop off?" "What will I be thinking in that moment?". And, the moment he would start thinking those thoughts, it would only become harder for him to fall asleep. As a child, afraid to wake his parents who were slumbering in the next room, he would just spend the night staring into the darkness.

Without ever being able to sleep well, the boy grew into adulthood. When he graduated high school, he didn't enter university, but started working at a place near his home. He immediately chose a job where he could work late at night. The pay was good, but more than anything, working the night shift made the boy feel that he, who had never slept through a night, had finally found a place of his own.

Since the great majority of his friends had no problem falling asleep, the boy had started to feel inferior when he saw them actively going about their lives under the cheerful sun. He was different to most of them, and his knowledge that he was different made him so very lonely.

Words: Kaya / Illustrations: Nakano Yamato

Next time: "[Insomnia]~Psycho Butterfly~ [part three]" scheduled for release on 4/19 (Mon)

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Kaya short story serialization "Hyakki Yagyou Kitan"
The First Night: [Insomnia] ~Psycho Butterfly~
A young man troubled with insomnia, lying in his room. He hates himself. He pictures a phantom butterfly in his mind. As he chases the butterfly, the line between dream and reality starts to blur. A hideously beautiful living enigma appears before his eyes. Was what he glimpsed in his dream a vision, reality, or the darkness of his heart? Comparing the darkness of his heart to a butterfly, the imaginary landscape of the sleepless boy starts to take shape
 
 
12 March 2010 @ 06:55 am
I came home, and read 
all the mails you sent meWハート

Everyone, thank you so muchおんぷ
I'm also waiting to hear your impressions about the live, etc~キラキラ
(You can also still send in questions for the tea party on the 13th, until the end of today!)


There was a live on the 10th
and a live on the 11th, and after that
I had rehearsal and a meeting.
(And now, I'm at home苦笑)


Ah well, 
as for me, I'm totally fine. *laugh*

I owe it all to all your warm voices!


I'm really so thankful.


Aahドキドキ
I love youドキドキ

But the 13th is going to be the craziest!!


I have to get up early
and go to the Christon Café at 12:00,
since the tea party starts at 14:00ラブラブ
Then, I have to change, eat something,
and go to a meeting,
after that I have to do makeup again,
and have a rehearsal from 23:00.
Tokyo Decadence starts at midnight音譜
I'm only going on stage late, so
I'll probably only get back home in the morning.....


I'm probably going to be working a full 24 hours!? *laugh*


Aaaah……

Everyone, please lend me some energy! *laugh*


By all means, please try to come and meet meバラ
Or otherwise, please send me your love
in lots and lots of messages!
(●´ω`●)ゞ


Ah, by the way, Kaya's performance at Decadence
will only be after 2AM(*v.v).


In reality there were a few things I wanted to
get done today, but...

As a professional,
resting your body properly is also necessary
in order give your best performance.

And so,
I'm going to do the bare minimum of my desk work today,
and spend the rest of it relaxingシャボン玉

(I wonder if.... it's really possible to relax?? *bitter smile*)



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Kaya short story serialisation "Hyakki Yagyou Kitan"
The First Night: [Insomnia] ~Psycho Butterfly~ [part one]

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One AM.

Lying in the carelessly-placed bed in the middle of the 8-tatami, Western-style room, the boy gazed at the dim light. Wrapping his body in the finely-textured sheets, he turned his eyes toward the window and curled a strand of his vaunted, long, black hair around a finger. The hazy moonlight spilling through the cracks between the blinds was so fragile. His gaunt cheeks were cast into acute angles by that frail moonlight. How unromantic the clouds are, obscuring the long-awaited full moon on my day off, he thought. Holding on to the thought of being bathed in moonlight, which he had so been looking forward to, he had turned in early, but sleep showed absolutely no sign of coming to him any time soon.

That night, he lay awake. Although in his case, it would probably better to call it "permanent insomnia" rather than simple "sleeplessness". The clock ticked away, loud in the darkness. Even while mourning his loss of sleep, he welcomed nights like these, and almost appeared to be enjoying them.

When he closed his eyes, they rolled with the afterimage flickering behind his lids. It looked almost like a butterfly, smearing splashes of indiscriminate color as it swam through the darkness. Even stretching out his arms and trying to catch that phantom butterfly, his hands would futilely grasp nothing but empty air, and he'd been at it for two hours already.

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A little disgusted with himself, he wondered:
"What am I doing? ——— What am I waiting for?"


Words: Kaya / Illustrations: Nakano Yamato

Next time: "[Insomnia]~Psycho Butterfly~ [part two]" scheduled for release on 4/12 (Mon)

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Kaya short story serialization "Hyakki Yagyou Kitan"
The First Night: [Insomnia] ~Psycho Butterfly~
A young man troubled with insomnia, lying in his room. He hates himself. He pictures a phantom butterfly in his mind. As he chases the butterfly, the line between dream and reality starts to blur. A hideously beautiful living enigma appears before his eyes. Was what he glimpsed in his dream a vision, reality, or the darkness of his heart? Comparing the darkness of his heart to a butterfly, the imaginary landscape of the sleepless boy starts to take shape.



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*Notes: The title means "mysterious tale of the Hyakki Yagyou". (The Hyakki Yagyou are evil spirits who parade through towns on summer evenings causing mischief, and that is also the title of Kaya's first mini-album.)


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12 March 2010 @ 06:01 am
I received mail from my friend, Kojinhei (alias),
so I went to see them for a bit after my meeting. *laugh*

It was funキラキラ

Okay then, let me get back home音符

Today's also going to be busy~キラキラ
I got up early today and have to organise my repliesひらめき電球


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12 March 2010 @ 02:03 am
 Today was the live at Shibuya DUO(*^_^*)


To everyone who attended,
thank you so very muchビックリマークキラキラ

Did you have a good time!?ドキドキ


There sure were a lot of invigorating artists there todayキラキラ

All of them were really wonderfulキラキラ


……Ahビックリマーク



I forgot to take a photo…(;´д`)



And also.



After the live,
I went to a dance rehearsal~!


It has ended now, and now I have a meeting(((^^;)


I wonder if I'm starting to get a little tired after all!? *laugh*


But I received power together with everyone's darling voices today,
so I can still keep it up for a whileキラキラ


Everyone, really, thank youドキドキ


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11 March 2010 @ 02:35 pm
"Addict online" is coming to an end this month, 
(My fanclub "Addict" will keep on operating as usual,)
so I've uploaded a "final greeting" as a last goodbye for everyone who is a member.

I'm going to be updating a few more times during March,
so, members of "Addict online", please check it outキラキラ



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11 March 2010 @ 02:27 pm
How do you do? This is Kaya.
 
 
The live show at Shibuya DUO is todayキラキラ
 
 
The people I'm performing with today are a whole suite of ikemenビックリマーク
 
 
 
It's a hareeeeeeeeeeemビックリマーク←calm down
 
 
 
Everyone, please try to attendキラキラ
 
 
 
But today's pleasant weather really warms the bodyドキドキドキドキドキドキ



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10 March 2010 @ 10:40 pm
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To everyone who attended the show today, thank you so muchキラキラ

Today I started my set with "Kaleidoscope", which I haven't done in a while音符

I can return to my roots(*^_^*)
Everybody, thank you so much
for all your darling voicesドキドキドキドキドキドキ


Well then, the show tomorrow is at Shibuya DUOキラキラ


Without realising, it's actually my firstキラキラ time at DUO~!ビックリマークキラキラ

Everyone, please support me there音符


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10 March 2010 @ 05:03 pm
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I had some time after rehearsal ended,
so I came to a nearby café to have some teaキラキラ


Speaking of, I'm going to be with Roa-oniisama again for the first time in a while
today and tomorrowドキドキ

I can't wait~(*^_^*)


Well then, shall I get going back there to start my makeup?音符

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10 March 2010 @ 01:20 pm
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Right now I'm waiting for rehearsal to startKaya Official blogー廃頽的耽美論ー-NoName_0080.gif
 
I have a small notice.
The Goods table will not be open after the end of the last performance
at today's event.
 
Therefore, please try to do any shopping you may want to
before the last band's set ends today王冠2
 
 
By the way, the new Kaya flyers are going to be distributed starting todayキラキラ
 
Everyone, please try to obtain oneドキドキ
 
 
I stuck them close to the entrance of Takadanobaba AREAキラキラ
 
If you go up the stairs at AREA, look to your left at the top entranceKaya Official blogー廃頽的耽美論ー-get.gif



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