"The light illuminating a dream:
The soft smile of the girl
And the warm haze of the moon,
So long waited, so long wished."
Just a daily fangirling dose about Moon (GACKT), Sun (AYU/Ayumi Hamasaki) and other stars :P I bet you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can always ask haha xD
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Fans telling negative opinions to artists over social media
i don’t know, personally i could never dare to go ahead and just throw everything i think negative about whatever an artist does RIGHT at their face, i just have an issue with people who think they are qualified to do so just because they are fans and i’ve seen that in Ayu’s fandom, especially, a lot. If you’re not a friend or professional from the industry that has been in the “scene” for number of years, i don’t think it’s fair to go and give you OPINIONS on artist’s work to the artist themselves. Cuz it is just AN OPINION and PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW, or a FAN not proffesional criticism. I dunno how to explain it (i always have hard time explaining myself) but it always makes me mad when people think they can tell whatever they want to the artist because they pay for their stuff. It’s very simple: you like - u buy, you don’t - there will always be someone else who will. At this point if you are a fan for quite some years i think there should be some sort of trust developed that keeps you from misstaking things, i mean something might look like a bad idea, or a bad production, expression, but i think one thing that should keep the faith is trust in the artist. I personally am not a fan of what Ayu or GACKT’s doing now at all, but i still trust them. i am not sure why people need to make such a big deal out of ONE thing in the whole carreer when it comes to Ayu as if there was no tomorrow.
FASHION: No Makeup / “No Makeup” by Sierra McKenzie
"This is hard for me to post but I feel like it is important.
I remember hating my face and hating my skin and looking at all the girls around me in middle school and on tv and in ads and feeling like I was a monstrosity in comparison. But I remember the first time I realized women plucked their eyebrows.”
Yeah Ayu and her ‘no make’ photoshoots lol
but you guys, jaejoong lightly stated that he’s not gay in regards to his constant admiration for his fanboys. He didn’t want people to get the wrong idea about him always seeking for his fanboys and emphasizing his love for them. How did this become a big issue and why did fans suddenly involve other parties?
oh this fandom has too many unnecessary dramas.
i’m not sure how old is this but lol
but let me give my 2 cents here. if a singer is admiring his fanboys more than fangirls it doesn’t say that they’re gay it just says that they value male prescence in their fanbase, why? because obviously there’s too many fangirls. It’s not the first time i’m hearing this, really. And it’s because 90% or fans are girls, so they pay special attention to guys that find their music inspiring. I mean GACKT did a MALE-AUDIENCE-ONLY concert a while ago. I think it’s just normal for male artists to want to have more male prescence in their fandoms because it’s easier for them to relate. I mean 1 guy in a sea of girls, i can bet you would admire your male fans if you were in his place, too.
Self expression in form of artworks - photography, CD/DVD designing, drawing/painting,…
Little self promotion. A place for artworks….Just trying to not go crazy on this planet, and creating something is kind of an escape. There’s a lot of stuff - drawings, paintings, graphics, digital stuff, photography…stuff that sometimes involves my liked musicians and singers - Ayumi Hamasaki, GACKT, Namie Amuro, alan etc…. o check it out and “like”! :))
GACKT is releasing YFC influenced material (with exception what was WHITE LOVERS), which is basicy what the rest of the rock scene is doing, which i hate, Ayu is going only she knows where with her music with this new single, Namie is not getting to me for now..And while KOKIA is owning the horizon of music for me at the moment, the songs i love from her are not enough…so, either someone needs to get their stuff together or i’ll be left without anything to listen to…which is sad and is starting to get frustrating. And i also realized that i’ve been actually kinda forcing myself into liking GACKT’s recent stuff hoping that it’ll grow on me, it didn’t, & it’s no good at all to do that….T_T
Moreover, I can’t find anything new either, cuz i’m too picky with vocals and arrangments that i love….gaaah….It wouldn’t be a problem if music wasn’t something that keeps me sane on this planet….i think i might be doomed in terms of music….
Fanclubs? DO NOT LIKE
I will never like the idea of fanclubs. Maybe because i’m just too poor for those i dunno, but in general i see them as some sort of dividing of fans. Those who are in the fanclubs are concidered “special”. For what reason? because they pay extra money. Then it starts to make me wonder after all the fancy deep crap they talk, is the artists just doing stuff for MONEY or does he actually see some value apart from the fact that people PAY? It just bugs me, because none wants to lose fate in those few people you actually look up to. i get this a lot like trying to keep the faith in those people that they aren’t doing all for JUST money…But reality is reality.. >_>
then there’s this other thing. Most of the stuff fanclubs get access to that has the best deal is probably nothing else apart from tickets and maybe some official shops, a few random gifts once in a while from the company and supposedly exclusive stuff like blogs and things like that…What seems total waste of money to me is that they like to share upcoming release details on those blogs, like what’s the difference if you get to know the title of the song 3 months before it gets released or after it gets an official announcement? I mean they will get an official announcement anyways, so isn’t that kind of wasting people’s money? and i’ve seen artist doing that a lot, sharing continents of upcoming releases (videos, songs, photobooks etc.) the fact is, IT IS NOT EXCLUSIVE AT ALL, cuz it will end up in public eye with official news announcements and releases of the certain thing anyways. It just seems fishy to me.
Also people going balistic on other for sharing FC stuff, it’s just STUPID, these are the stupid fights that give no use whatsoever! People can do whatever they want with what they BOUGHT. -_-“
I’m sure someone who buys all the releases and has fanclub memberships and all that fancy stuff will come and jump on me saying i’m just jelous and bla bla , and i understand why, but really calling fanclub members “special” because they are members… don’t you think it’s a little um, bold and at some point unfair? and probably those who have the memberships rarelly get this question in their heads “Why i am I considered “special”? because i’m a loyal fan for 10 years believeing in what this artist is doing and connecting to their music or because i pay extra money?”….just a thought for you there…
and in general i wish people would get rid of the attitude that the definition of “a fan” and it’s levels is defined by the amount of CDs & DVDs one has, the amount of concerts one has attended, basicly the amount of MONEY spent because you see this is THE ONLY way to show that you ARE a FAN. Truth is - everyone has different ways of supporting. We are ALL EQUAL. What makes us fans is the love for the music they release, the conection we feel and believing in their music. WE ALL CARE FOR THEM, and there are different ways to show it and all of them are equaly right.
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