March 11th, 2005
|08:40 pm - I'm am so pissed...|
God, i am so fucking pissed right now it's not even freaking funny. why? cuz apparently, japanese fans dislike it when we foreign fans distribute files of our idols such as kime and nagayan over the net, whether the files be of songs, performances, even goddamn pictures. so see that icon with kime on it? yeah, if a japanese fan saw it, they'd freak. if u ask me, they need to loosen up. i mean, performances and videos i can understand, even in north america, downloading has been an issue since the napster incident. but PICTURES?!?!
i mean, when i leave a message on kime's blog or something, i'm always extra polite, checking and re-checking what i wrote to make sure it's polite and not offensive in any way shape or form. the LEAST that these jap fans can do is loosen up their rules a bit and dammit, if they really have such a huge-ass problem with it, then tell us instead of calling us rude and without etiquette behind our goddamn backs.
unfortunately, unlike them, i don't live in japan where just down the street is the store that sells nagayan's line of clothing, or the cd store across the road that sells kime's CDs. the only reason i fangirl, is because i LIKE these actors/singers/whatever, if i didn't, u couldn't even PAY me to get hyped up as much as i do. but apparently, appreciation for their works isn't good enough, it's the $$ that counts, so if u don't have money, then don't bother even being a fan cuz ur not wanted; as a matter of fact, ur a bother so go away is basically what they're saying. well piss off is what i tell them (and damn politeness), unless the artist him/herself writes to me confirming these feelings that fans without money are worthless, then i'll fangirl as much as i want to!
Current Mood: pissed off
Current Music: Kimeru - You got Game? (Yes it's downloaded!)
I'm sorry for being commenting here in your private space, but I think you are clearly missing the whole point of the thing. No one is talking about money here, no one is pointing fingers and saying you are a bad fan because you don't buy anything. The concern here is that we are seriously worried that it won't be long before the moderators of the community will face lawsuit and answer in the name of every member in the comm. The point of the new rules is that we want people to keep sharing everything they have, just friends-lock their posts when they share files. And that people stop using the *pnish's site pictures in icons before they stop posting pictures at all, in which case everyone will lose.
Please don't make this personal, we're trying to solve a real problem that has a lot more faces than just what an artist thinks or not. If these Japanese fans who have been talking in their forums about the site that offers illegal downloads bring their concerns to the record companies and they decide to sue Eve and Pan, none of this discussion will help anything, they'll be screwed because someone else didn't friends-lock their post. Don't get angry about what's not important, no one cares what Japanese fans think about us, we just want them off our skin before it becomes a problem much worse than we can handle.
oh, hey, i'm surprised anyone's even in here, lol. well i appreciate u taking the time to come in here anyway.
i honestly don't get how large corporations plan to stop downloads cuz just look at all the different ways/sites/programs out there right now and still growing. I don't want ppl in the community to get in any legal trouble anymore than the next person, but it just makes me mad that these jap. fans are talking about us behind our backs; came as kind of a surprise and a slap in the face to me that there's such a division amongst fans of the same ppl.
Hey! *followed you over from the Tenimyu comm* Sorry! I like meeting new people and... get this, because it's REALLY WEIRD! We're both from LONDON! Yes, freezing cold, little ol' boring, silly London! That's so awesome!
Ahum, yes... that's *really* interesting, I know! ^_^; Yeah, I'm a dork! But, I just love meeting new, random people on LJ and various MB's that are from London as well. It's such a small world... and even though I know there are other TeniPuri fans in London, sometimes it seems like myself and my other anime-'lovin' friend are the only ones!
As for the division amongst fans, it all really comes down to cultural differences. Yeah, we may not physically be in Japan, but it is their fandom, their idols, and they come with their own sets of rules/guidelines/taboos ... what may have you. Eh, I'm coming across as bitchy, aren't I! I'm not meaning too; I swear it.
I had no idea how much our type of 'fan-girling' or expressing love for our favourite idols/artists/whatever bothered Japanese fans, or how much Japanese fans disfavoured what we do, until I read it on Kime's blog... what, a few days ago? Not even? *can't remember* I mean, I have downloaded the Myu's, but I do buy the official products... it just takes me a while! *is counting her pennies up for Dream Live next* So, I was offended by that sort of attitude.
I just think that the mods and admin want to clean up the whole community... to prove that not all foreign fans fit the stereotype. I certainly do not want to be bunched in with the people who the Japanese fans don't think highly of. *shrugs* It all comes down to the cultural differences, and maybe it's a good thing that the post was made in the comm.
Blah, anyways... *meep* Sorry for intruding!
You wouldn't mind if I added you to my friends list?
Oh yeah! I'm Andie, by the way! --; d'oh. I'm 19... from London. I was at UWO for a while for Nursing, but I withdrew last May because it wasn't for me and I want to go to Huron now. *crosses fingers* hopefully I get in! I want to teach. I should have done that beforehand, but hindsight is 20/20.
Yay! New London/Lj friends!
See ya around~
omg!! U'RE FROM LONDON?!?!?!?!!? DUDE!!! we should meet sometime ^________________^ this is so cool! go right ahead and add me, hope u don't mind if i add u to my f-list too ^^ and since u read kime's blog...does that mean u can read japanese?? yeah, it's really too bad that they don't like the way we fangirl, i mean, we all love these artists, we just show it in different ways
Yay! *loves making new friends*
I can somewhat read Japanese... a little... katakana and hiragana. I totally suck at Kanji (there's a trillion of them... not really, but it seems like it), and then it takes me way longer to translate! Sometimes I have to sit there and do it character by character. Once I get the jist of something, that's fine enough for me. D'oh. I'm lazy. What can I say?
I'm nowhere near able to translate lyrics or anything like that. I can't formulate proper sentences in Japanese either (probably why I have issues with semi-translating, whatever it is that I do). I'm really stuck in the English-grammar mentality. Hopefully I can break that.
As for the fangirling, I agree. I would be super flattered if someone actually wanted to make an icon of me or whatever.
if anyone ever made an icon of me...omg....i would like....be so flattered i'd probably fall over or something...to have my face plastered all over the internet *dreams* ah~....