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evil foreign fans... [Sep. 14th, 2003|09:25 pm]

Usually I get enthusiastic greetings from Japanese fans - when I come upon them.. so .. it's not often that I am used to going to a friends site and seeing a scolding about posting priviledged Japanese fanclub info... To some extent I understand their view.. they pay to see this 'special' fan info (and I do too by the way).. but I really think sharing such information to fans who have no access to it.. really is like promotion for them -- at least I know that because of the sites I encountered with all sorts of video clips and info, etc... it just resulted in me spending money on official goods. I think it is highly unlikely for many Japanese fan sites to open up to overseas fans - as I wonder - how many of us are there?? really??? It seems like an expensive venture ...

on a similar vein - I was watching a local talk show about the file downloading & the lawsuits.. ahh interesting - They had local Detroit artists on , and they pretty much said "well we are getting screwed by the big cartel that is the record industry.. so f*ck em" at least that is what they seemed to say.. Everyone on the panel agreed that the record industry was shooting themself in the foot - and alienating their client base..

Hugs tight to Bluefish.. Hopes the bad weather just passes you over..

^_^ Welcome to LJ MicHELLe!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[User Picture]From: vkacademy
2003-09-14 06:32 pm (UTC)
Another cool painting. Its so... what is the word... looks like it could be arcane religious symbolism. But its just enchanting! Is the red eye painted or is that a bead? Looks like a cherry from here. Hmmm... Cherries. SOunds good! lol

US fans are generally possessive freaks.
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2003-09-14 06:40 pm (UTC)
^_^ the cool thing about my Dad's paintings are they are often 3-d
the eye is a red 'marble' or piece of glass ...and I'm pretty sure the shatters/splinters are actual pieces of mirror - if memory serves..

"US fans are generally possessive freaks." ahah I am sure you have way more experience in that then you would like.. ^^;;
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[User Picture]From: pimpinhyde
2003-09-14 07:48 pm (UTC)

>|! arg! lost another post...

as i was trying to say...

<3333333333 @.@ oooooooh i LOVE THAT ONE!! fishie, and splinters in eye, and key, perfect pitch with a singing grasshopper <3333333333 X> chuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu~~

ah and yes thank you! if all goes as planned, the grandparents house will be totaly obliterated by fortyfoot waves 8D! oh well... if it seems as though it will land on us, i will be packing up the furbies and furbin8r and heading out to visit mom on tuesday. <3 thank you <3
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[User Picture]From: pandorajinel
2003-09-14 08:01 pm (UTC)
Mi-chan has an LJ? Where? I wanna see!
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2003-09-14 09:20 pm (UTC)
one friend thinks it is that "hyde is ours.. and you can't have him" complex.. but haha I can't really say..

I've posted up bbs & chat text too..but so have Hydeist members.. I have links to Hydeist friends with chat detail on their site..

well for the most part - I think fans are pretty encouraging...

Of course - you have the 'opposite side of the spectrum' fan who is saying Oh is there someone who will send me copies of all their videos & cd's on streamload?? thanks! gaaaaa that drives me crazy too

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[User Picture]From: hkoneko
2003-09-15 05:24 am (UTC)
In addition to that, they don't realize that fans abroad get little to nothing of the band they like.
We can't sign up to their fan-clubs, we can't order stuff that is only available to Japanese residents, and lately thanks to labelgate we can't even fully enjoy the official CD's that we buy and pay with our money and probably pay a lot more for them than they do (...shipping...). (Sometimes I wonder if laruku hates us... T_T) We can't buy magazines in the combini around the corner, or merchandising, etc. etc. We can't go to those "meeting" events, or watch them on TV... etc, etc. u_u;

OK... different subject: ^_^ I love your dad's paintings, Helayne. They are so full of life!
Thanks for welcoming me to LJ.

...ah... and pandora... I'm here. ^_~ chu~

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[User Picture]From: secretletters
2003-09-15 05:54 am (UTC)
These fans don't realize how many things we already miss living abroad ~_~
(laruku doesn't realize how hard it is for us to get their stuff >_<)

[switch to another topic]
Yay Michelle! ^O^ Welcome here! *runs to add to her friends*
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[User Picture]From: hkoneko
2003-09-15 08:41 am (UTC)
^___^ thank you!!
*Adds you too*

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