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January 17th, 2006


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10:34 pm - Tenimyu Elititists?? At least they seem to think so.
I have probably never in all my 19 years of life ever hated any group of people quite so much as these. I am actually trembling right now with rage. I'm not gonna mention names, but I'm sure all of you who are familiar with the Tenimyu or the BleachMyu fandoms have encountered problems with these people.  Today, through a friend, I found a journal...a journal that literally had me shaking with disbelief...and I have little doubt you'd feel the same--> Click here to see. Read the rules....I don't know about what it sounds like to others, but to me, that sounds pretty elitist and, dare I say, even Nazi-ish to me.  Now take a look at the members list. What a surprise, all of the people that like to patrol our fandom with an iron fist, hah, will you look at that!

Now to make it even better, what do the Japanese of the Title of their comm mean? Well:

中の人 on LiVEJOURNAL
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  • 中の 【なかの】 (adj) middle; central; SP
  • 人 【じん; と; にん; ひと】 (じん) (n) man; person; people; (と) (suf) person; (にん) ; (n) man; person; human being; mankind; people; character; personality; true man; man of talent; adult; other people; messenger; visitor; (ひと) ; (n) man; person; human being; mankind; people; character; personality; true man; man of talent; adult; other people; messenger; visitor; SP
Hmmm....middle person/people....they couldn't possibly think that the fandom revolves around them could they? Oh my goodness no!!

Safehouse for Fans of テニミュ
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  • テニスコート (n) tennis court; (P); EP [Partial Match!]
  • ミュージカル (n) musical; (P)  [Partial Match!]
Tennis...Musical...could it possibly be Tenimyu?! *Gasp!!* A "Safehouse" for them!! I wonder what could POSSIBLY be going on that they don't feel safe about?!

....I don't know about other people, but I am seriously getting sick and tired of being shoved around and bowing to the wishes of these guys.  Finding the Tenimyu fandom, I was so happy to find a community where people were so eager to share and express their love for these actors, but it seems some people like to take advantage of that.  The latest example being the photosets being auctioned.  Someone had been selling them for 30 bucks USD, while another person came along and explained that, no, in fact, the sets are actually 6 dollars....30 vs. 6....that's a 500% inflation....and there is NO WAY shipping to ANYWHERE costs that much, espcially not for a few photos. 

Am I making a mountain out of a mole-hill? Perhaps, but being a student of International Relations and despising the way the elitists of our society kick around us commoners like we're nothing while laughing at us, this is edging uncomfortably on a microcosm of that world.  My hope is that everyone who reads this who IS a fan of Tenimyu or Bleachmyu passes on this post.  Only when we speak up will these people stop shoving our asses this way and that depending on if they're PMS-ing that day or not, because like in Society, I believe that us "commoners" out-number greatly these "elitists".

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From:koneko_desu
Date:January 18th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
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My first locked post...*sigh* and I promised myself I would never f-lock ANY posts....I hate it when there's people that actually manage to MAKE me do these kinds of things because I honestly wanted to believe that even if I poured my heart out on lj everyone on here's mature enough to not use it against me even if one day we come to hate each other.

And it makes me hate myself even more that I'm such a scaredy-cat that I can't confront these people face to face (or as close as we can get on lj)...dammit...so not like the cool people I admire in the animes and mangas at all...more like the cowards that I hate.
From:_pseudonym
Date:January 18th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
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Would you like me to post this on my LJ? Seriously, what the feck can they do about anything? Fandom belongs to the fans. And well, they're definitely not all of the fans of Tenimyu. Infact, if I were part of Tenimyu and found (and could read) things like this, I would be fairly disappointed in the fans. It's rude and disgraceful and... yeah... we've gone over this multiple times.

I do have one thing to thank the stupid fans for though... if they weren't stupid, then I wouldn't have ever found you on LJ! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! *hugs* Sometimes good things come out of the bad.

Um, maybe putting on a friends filter would be good too... aren't you on hinoai's f-list? ^^; Not that I think she reads everyone's journals... she filters her own friends list. (What's the point then if you're going to block people?)

I think the name would more refer to 'inside' (naka = 'inside'... so, insider people of Tenimyu... er, not that it makes that any better).
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From:umbrellaofdoom
Date:January 18th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
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You're not being a scardy-cat, you have common sense. It's stupid to come out and just bitch without the right support. I think it's better to post to people you trust, build a good backup and then pull the carpet out from underneath her/them slowly without them knowing until it's too late.

Besides, that's the only way to do things on the net. People tend to talk very big when they have a monitor to hide behind. But when you manage to put big words into actions, then it becomes good.

Besides, you know I am so for taking her down. :P I'll take the *pnish* front, you can go on the Tenimyu assult. We'll take on the nazis like we did in WWII: with a united front, attacking from both sides. ^_^
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From:umbrellaofdoom
Date:January 18th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
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OOH! OOH! Don't forget *pnish*. They had a lockhold on that fandom com too. You know, until I got pissed and made my own comm. ^_^
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From:koneko_desu
Date:January 18th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
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Ah yes and the stupid pnish comm that basically didn't let the members do anything except sit and read what the mods posted -_- what the fuck was that about?! A fandom isn't a fandom if only a few mods are allowed to do whatever they want.
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From:kougarulz
Date:January 18th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
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geez i read the rules *salutes* hail safehouse. like frig. i have to send them an email stating why ..... and No fanfic / fanart / memes / quizzes. and no rp's ... ok i know you can chat about a certain someone or something to a limit but come on. you can only go so far, and then its just a chat site. i noticed they only have 11 members gee i wonder why ...... i wonder if there that persons friends to begin with ... i sure the hell wouldn't join >< now i don't know what this com is about. and if its about PoT i havn't watched it yet. but gonna ^^ but man ........ i think i'll stick with my own com lol anyting goes as long as its yaoi related and big pics are behind LJ cut lol
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From:koneko_desu
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
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Yes and you can't even use the actors' NAMES!!! You have to use initials or nicknames, I mean wtf?!?!? What the hell kind of retarded rule is that?! Oh my god I said so-and-so's name!!!! *gasp* Watanabe Studios is gonna sue my ass!!!!! For crying out loud...

The people you see on that comm are basically the people that get special privileges in the Tenimyu and Bleachmyu communities simply because they either live in Japan or can travel there frequently. If you join either the bleach_myu comm or the tenimyu comm, you'll see what I mean.
From:orenji_mint
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
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urg, I HATE this whole drama thing.

And certain persons acting all high and mightly annoys me greatly-- to the extend that I stopped browsing community journals, and relying on chinese bbs for the downloads.

Why can't a fandom come without all these annoying frill? Isn't it the love directed towards the same thing what brought us together? Or is it because tenimyu/-related things are so obsecure, that by constantly showing how much things you have, your "level of love and devotion" increases? Basically, it's a hierarchy system (a pathetic one in my opinion) that automatically accepts people who can get their hands on certain things. Sort of like, "I was able to get xxx because my love for this is stronger than your love. However I'll be nice and sell you xxx, and for the price of my (love-)sweat, I'll hitch up the price.". Sort of like people who lends money on high interest rate (too much studying for economics lately, sorry! XD)
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From:koneko_desu
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
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I completely agree, and if I had any sort of alternate source for my fandoms I'd so ditch lj. What are they trying to accomplish with a comm like that? Seriously, I mean, is it just that they want to make money? Or to rub our faces in the fact that they can get the merchandise and we can't?? But that's stupid to spend all that money on something if they don't even like it. I've had my share of brushes with people on that comm and everytime it's like I'm walking on egg shell because I'm scared I'm gonna get penalized for voicing my opinion which DOES happen as much as they might try to say it doesn't. But unfortunately I live in a democratic society where I've been taught that no one has the right to shut out my voice, so this walking on egg shells thing is alien to me I'm afraid. *sigh*
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From:surealistic_des
Date:January 18th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
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WTD?

*jaw drops* whats that supposed to be about. *shakes head*
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From:koneko_desu
Date:January 18th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
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Yes exactly, and you'r not even in the Tenimyu or Bleachmyu fandom are you? Yet even as a passerby you can see what's wrong with that comm right? Stupid Nazis jerks.
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From:mouse_sensei
Date:January 18th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Heh, at first I thought there was only one Tenimyu comm dictator xD, I see you have now informed me about another!

About overpricing the pictures, that's just plain ridiculous, those people are assholes. But then, there's assholes everywhere... :/?

I agree with Orenji_mint about the stupid attitude that shouldn't be allowed in fandom. About eliticsts, their basic aim is to prevent the Tenimyu agency ppl from finding out about this fandom and sueing their asses. I think it's a pretty cowardly thing to do, because since they are already doing something illegal, what rights do they have to tell others to listen to them? That's the biggest form of hypocrisy. I can see from their perspective that they might be trying to protect themselves/the fact we can keep sharing media, but there is a pretty critical flaw in the way they are doing it. Basically my opinion is: If you want to spread it, spread it honestly and proudly. Don't do something unfair [xD I am SO quoting Yankumi], or you just don't spread it at all. I for one, think that if the Japanese agency wanted to sue anyone for spreading media on the web, they'd already done it by now.

I hate her [this other person], I have to say it feels good leeching off from her comm and taking advantage >D.

xD ahh. sorry, ranted a bit much.
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From:koneko_desu
Date:January 18th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Ah i agree with you, I mean they're saving their owns asses by running this fandom like they own it, but maybe some of us don't give a crap if we get caught? We LIKE sharing photos and using icons and what-not with the actors' pics in it and if we get found out we'll deal with the consequences, what we DON'T need is them bossing us around and turning around trying to convince us it's for our own good.
From:rikit
Date:January 18th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
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haha
actually a lot of people i know hate this person

personally i don't care much because i don't participate in fandom
things like selling the photoset for over influated person is just like business, if you can take advantage of others why not (sorry, i am a cold factual person) personally i think the most important thing is to inform others of the real price, and some nice fan will sell for cheaper, thus ruining her business. heh.
i remember some tenimyu tickets going on auctions for $1000 before...she only raises the price because she knows there's an audience for it.

my personal opinion i think those girls are a bit retarded ...but i'm not going to badmouth them because they didn't pick a fight with me o_O; and if they have "power" (or whatever lame version of dictorship they have coming from the internet) it's because there are more retarded people willing to follow them, because just having access to those tenimyu-related merchandise doesn't make them queen. there are other people that live in japan after all =_=;;

but i'm still staying their comms to leech off their stuff for my personal gain :)
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From:koneko_desu
Date:January 19th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
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I personally wish to see business ventures kept off fandoms, especially amongst the fans, but I guess there's always going to be someone to take advantage of people's willingness to fork over money. But even more-so than that is the giant inflation she's causing, I mean, 30 bucks for 4 photos is riduculous, even if she just charged say 12 bucks, she's still making money, sure not as much, but at least it's not an insane amount. I can't wait for these next few years when the fandom starts maturing and more people start moving to Japan, maybe a little competition will knock her off her high-horse.

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