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Charity Auction!

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi guys, so I’ve moved on from this blog and all (see below for more details on that), but if you’re still here for any reason then you’re probably going to be interested.

International Wota is currently holding a charity auction to benefit Japan, and I’ve put up some things from my own collection for it. If you’re a fan of AAA, w-inds., or girl idols in general, you’re probably going to be interested, so check it out!

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Moved!

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi guys, it’s been a while. Surprisingly, it seems I’m still averaging about 20 hits a day on here.

But to the few of you who aren’t bots, here’s the great news! I’ve moved! You can now find me over at 無礼講⇒ナイト [bureikouNIGHT], where I refuse to worry about you guys so I’m actually more likely to properly update.

Also, due to various circumstances, I’m not going to say a single word about AAA over there – so if you started following me for the now growing popular AAA, sorry! This blog will still remain (relatively) intact so you can go back and read the Otakon reports and the ilk, though.

Those of you joining me at bureikou, though, see you there!

無礼講⇒ナイト

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Pardon the dust, we’re not actually revamping.

April 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Since resurfacing at the tail end of 2008, after being missing for much of the aforementioned year, you may or may not have noticed that I’ve been trying to keep at least a weekly schedule, even if the update days are as random as a PMSing woman’s mood swings.

Alas, this week the PMSing woman decided to go off on a spree. Shopping spree, killing spree, I’m not actually sure what. She may have just decided to kick back in a comfy armchair with a Fuzzy Navel or five and watch a marathon of Nathan Fillion shows. (Castle is rather prone to reruns on her screen.)

So in her stead, here is an apology from her browbeaten husband to those of you who – for whatever insane reason – do enjoy my writing. He offers you my two recent articles on Pleasure Principled, Ray’s latest project in the Japanese music blogging world. You can choose from my dislike of pairings – with a nod to the Nissy x Misako pairing in particular – or my perhaps-more-than like of Saitou Ryuusei – though I’ve yet to completely understand the appeal of Hey! Say! VOLTRON JUMP.

And while you’re there, you may find you like the works of the other contributors too. So much that you may forget about the PMSing woman and leave her for less angry pastures – but please don’t. We’ll be back next week. Hopefully.

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Happy Nino Year! :3

January 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Because “Happy Naoya Year!” doesn’t have the same feel.

Also, Ninoface agrees with this completely.

To a more active 2009 for me, and a happy one for you guys! (The girls? They’ve always got Nino’s abs to fall back on.)

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Consider yourself warned.

September 30, 2008 4 comments

After a full year being a Johnny’s fan, I have discovered something. I hate this fandom.

More specifically, I hate the incessant floods of fanfiction (and to some effect, role playing). I don’t like pairings (whether hetero or homo, real or fictional, unless they are explicitly stated to be true), I don’t like romance, and I don’t like real people being used in fanfiction with a few exceptions (Alternate Universe or just-so-crack that it’s never likely to happen being the exceptions) because it feels weird to write stories about real people, like you’re playing puppetmaster. I mean, you wouldn’t write a fanfic about George W. Bush or one of your teachers, would you?

Unfortunately, it’s all rampant in the Johnny’s fandom (in particular, NEWS, which seems to be dominated by hormonal teenagers who really, really, really like their gay, and even more so where none is to be found), and so for the most part I find myself avoiding fans.

Okay, that’s over. Now to part two of this post. I hate Raid.

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長谷部優の卒業の調べ

August 1, 2008 2 comments

Most of you who read this blog probably don’t care. Those of you who do care probably already know.

Basically, today on Friday, August 1st, DRM officially became dream – no, wait, Dream – again. (Really, avex, what’s with the name changes anyways?) Obviously, we don’t get out of it unscathed, because with the capital letter we lose Hasebe Yu. (To be honest though, she was never my favorite member of the group, and only got anywhere on member rankings because I couldn’t distinguish – and still can’t – between 8/7-nin dream’s individual girls.)

This doesn’t really hurt me, as if you couldn’t tell from that in-parentheses aside up there, other than having me wonder when Tachibana Kana will finally debut with a breakout hit that will have avex executives ruing the day they left her to rot in futsal, but I figured it provided a good excuse to finally review their last non-digital single for the past three years, as well as the single that stuck me with some small interest in the dream expansion pack (that is, the other 5 members), そよ風の調べ/STORY.

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The post that was supposed to go somewhere but didn’t.

July 18, 2008 7 comments

So SuuDesu/Sakura RABU…, trailing over to my tiny little blog somehow some way, left a not entirely unwarranted comment on my About page. For those of you too lazy to click, here it is:

I’m a little curious, if you’re american/chinese, then how come you don’t write anything (seemingly) about C-music? Not that it’s required just ’cause you’re half chinese or anything, I just happen to like both japanese and chinese music. And there are some pretty chinese equivalents to the johnny boys as well! ^-^ Personally, I think 吳吉尊 is cute ^^

So, first a couple of nonsensical comments that you all could really do without. I’m seemingly full-blooded Chinese (the jury’s out on that one because I looked mixed, and to be honest I don’t know my Asian-looking father’s ethnicity.), though my friends have joked that I could be half-Japanese, half-Chinese. (Based on the half-J/C people I do know, I can say I’d much rather not.) I don’t deny that I do find some Chinese males attractive – generally my taste in males runs on the East Asian side of the spectrum anyways – but looks aren’t the only reason I have grown to adore Johnny’s. (Maybe a third of the time I still think Arashi looks pretty – that is, pretty ugly. Another third they look plain, and the final third is just pretty. And when I first started knowing of them, I thought they were all plain.) Lastly, I had to look up 吳吉尊 – or for your convenience, Wu Zun of the Chinese boyband Fahrenheit. The looks of any person depends on many details, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and Wu Zun tends to look on the plainer side in my opinion. Though his profile picture on their official Japanese site gets a pass from me, and that’s what we’ll head into now.

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