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15 February 2006 @ 18:21
 
Hmm. I can see by the quite exceptional number of comments by certain familiar names on that Loveless post that it's extremely probable that my comm got Fandom-Wanked....

Yup.

(And if anyone has a few hours free, I wouldn't mind knowing if they're mocking me in those 659 comments...)




I was kinda upset last Sunday -- I was lucky enough to get a special code for the Tenimyu presale of tickets (thanks, Jamie!), but even that wasn't enough.

James was right when he said that Tenimyu is designed on the scale of a school play, with roughly the same audience number expectations.

I wonder what will happen this Sunday, when tickets go on sale for the final time? I wonder if I should place some bids on Yahoo!Auctions now, because the price will increase massively once people fail to get tickets then. Some are at almost 50,000 en (around US$425) already, while some are as low as 7,500 en. I'd go for the cheaper ticket, of course. I don't care if I'm front row or not, because even being there seems like a silly fantasy right now. Wish me luck~?




I finished "The Man Who Was Thursday" last night. The ending completely destroyed any good points the rest of the book might've had. The worst type of ending is the one that negates everything that happened previously. The epitome of this type of ending is 'And Then I Woke Up And Realised It Was All A Dream'.

Additionally, after precisely this ending, there's a column by Chesterton that says, 'Stupid people keep thinking I have some interesting ideas about the dual nature of God, but I don't. It was just a nightmare, nothing more. Those people suck and can't read.'




If you like Kyou Kara Maou, you should definitely check out Animage this month because the free gift is a set of Kyou Kara Maou Playing Cards. (If you can't get it and really want it, it's 650 en plus shipping.)




I watched the hour-long Yakitate!! Japan special last night. It was all about Three Alps Pan with marron cream in the centre. It featured hot springs, dancing Kuroyan and a man in a panda suit. The title? Panda no Pan da. *snicker* And Yakitate!! Japan did it again. After telling me for an hour how wonderful this particular type of bread is, they ran an advert announcing that it was available in the convenience store down the road.




They showed Casshern on TV last night and it was the second coolest film I've ever seen (the first coolest is Advent Children). I'm not saying it was the best, but definitely one of the coolest. It's about 80% CGI and the rest looks as if it lost a fight with PhotoShop. But it's so cool!

My three favourite characters were played by Iseya Yuusuke-san, Karasawa Toshiaki-san and Oikawa Mitsuhiro. Oikawa-san made a big impression on me simply because he has a good maniacal laugh. I'm nothing if not predictable...

Anyway, check it out! It's a fairly new film (2004), so I reckon someone has probably subbed it or licenced it.




Oh, btw, am putting the finishing touches on the latest translation of Weiss Side B. I have lots of issues written in my notebook, but typing it out takes a while, mostly because either I can't read my own handwriting or because I can and the grammar is so screwed up I can't remember what I actually meant...

Anyway, the latest translation will be of the latest issue. I believe other people have done translations now(?), so I think I'll start working backwards. Besides, Chloe angst is always fun.

I'll finish it later tonight. I need to get to my Japanese class now.
 
 
 
Iczer6iczer6 on 15th February 2006 10:34 (UTC)
Casshern! I think I heard that someone was planning on releasing it.

It does look nifty.

Is it bad that I remember the 'Casshan: Robot Hunter' anime movie that was shown on the Sci-Fi channel several years ago?

[I didn't see you mentioned in the F_W post, but then a lot of it was more about pimping out KKM to comm members, and dealing with some anonymice then the wank itself.]
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:35 (UTC)
Great! I'd love to see it subbed! Thanks for the information!
A Fandom Butterfly: fd - my tea is sent by Pezchinawolf on 15th February 2006 10:46 (UTC)
Tricky subject, that. I mean gay guys 'playing in our sandbox', as it has been worded to me. It's always been unfathomable to me how people, even some close friends, can be so posessive of a genre. But that's just me, I guess.

>_> Wank bad.

Good luck with the tenimyu!! I hope you get great seats at a small price!
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:36 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm really hoping for tickets... anywhere, really!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on 15th February 2006 10:52 (UTC)
I missed Yakitate (and Bleach) last night. ^^;; I always miss anime on Tuesday nights, because I can never remember that it's on. X_x But I bet it's the same bread that I bought today at the conbini!! I want to eat it, but I already ate so much tonight!!
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:41 (UTC)
Was the pan sort of 'exploded' in three different parts? Because that's the san-alps-pan (made by the panda). But they're also selling bamboo pan.

The san-alps-pan was really good, even though I didn't have the same Reaction as Kuroyan. Funny, I always miss Tuesday anime too. I guess it's because it's my day off and I'm always somewhere else.
Sharon: GW 1x2 Handsomesharona1x2 on 15th February 2006 11:10 (UTC)
Casshern really was a cool movie. Jay and I watched it a while ago and enjoyed it a lot. I love your description of it. ^__________^
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:43 (UTC)
I thought it was so cool. Love to see it again... subbed! :P
Rae: Yanagi- Fight-o!guiltyschu on 15th February 2006 11:53 (UTC)
Good luck with those Tenimyu tickets! :D I think going to a live Tenimyu might just be the most awesome thing on the whole planet, so I hope you get one! :D

As for the fandom_wank thing, I went over to have a laugh, and though I only really skimmed the comments until I found things I wanted to read, I didn't see anything about you. ^^ It seemed to be mostly women lamenting that by the original poster's logic they'd have to give up their shonen series, and the occasional man lamenting they'd have to give up their catboy porn. XD;;

Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:45 (UTC)
Yeah. I'm really hoping....

I skimmed it, but didn't see anything. Thanks for checking.
ex_semishade366 on 15th February 2006 12:24 (UTC)
I'd offer to read the 'wank' for you on Friday but I took a look at the first few posts and wished I hadn't.

And Tenimyu is a school play! You (or James) finally pinned down what the musicals have always reminded me of!
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:47 (UTC)
Quite alright. I certainly don't have the time to look through it anymore. ^^

It is!? Well, the boys sure are cuter than I remember then!
piperindirect on 15th February 2006 12:28 (UTC)
KKM playing cards.... *_* ahmigawdiwantthose ;_;
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:47 (UTC)
It's possible to get them, if you want. ^^
piperindirect on 16th February 2006 12:35 (UTC)
Oh, I would love you forever... seriously. <3
Williamgenkischuldich on 17th February 2006 13:48 (UTC)
Well, let me know.... It's 650 Japanese yen plus shipping.
piperindirect on 17th February 2006 23:38 (UTC)
Well if you want to let me know what shipping is... I have no idea what shipping from Japan runs. :) It'd be to the US, zip code 52240 if you need that much info. ^_^ Would you accept paypal...?
Williamgenkischuldich on 18th February 2006 13:21 (UTC)
It could be a little expensive -- but I'll check it out for you and let you know.
piperindirect on 18th February 2006 13:43 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Cos a friend on my list just posted scans of them and that makes me want them that much more.. *pathetic lil fangirl* <3
Narsus: pleasedreichsfreiherr on 15th February 2006 15:32 (UTC)
Oh, that wank was too funny. The OP was hilarious by the sounds of it and their seeming logic almost, almost made me want to make sarcastic comments about the intended audience for my fanfic then.

No one is mocking you or your community though, just the original folks mentioned or perhaps even just one of them and their interesting opinion that unless material is written by a gay author then it’s not for gay people which is a rather limiting view to hold about life in general really.
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:51 (UTC)
I think really that people simply got their genres and descriptions of said genres mixed up. Combined with poor phrasing on the part on some posters, it was a minor disaster.

I don't think people would mock the community, but I wondered if they might be mocking my 'stand back and see if anyone e-mails to complain' style of modding. I hate freezing threads if both parties, angry as they are, still want to keep 'talking'.
Narsus: seriousreichsfreiherr on 16th February 2006 15:52 (UTC)
It’s hardly a disaster really. GAFF gets wanked often enough that if the world was going to end because of it, it would have happened long before now.

Being a more relaxed kind of mod isn’t a wank worthy thing though, it’s just a style of modding. I can’t see how anyone would be critiquing that since it’s not directly relevant to the issue in question anyway.
Young Murdered Faery: crantz:  sealymfaery on 15th February 2006 20:52 (UTC)
Why would the f_w post/comments mock you or the comm? It's not like there aren't Yun Kouga/catboy/shouta/etc. fans there.
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:54 (UTC)
Well, because I commented earlier on, basically supporting both sides and telling anyone to e-mail if they felt the attacks were too personal. A fairly unobtrusive comment, but might draw more attention because I own the comm.

Besides, it's human nature to wonder if people are talking about you. ;P
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on 15th February 2006 21:51 (UTC)
I have to try for another ticket on Sunday too. =_= Through a series of miscommunications, I only got one last week *sigh*
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th February 2006 05:55 (UTC)
Good luck...! What kind of miscommunication happened? ^^

Hoping for tickets for both of us~!
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on 16th February 2006 07:57 (UTC)
Ah, one person thought somebody else had my tickets covered, told me so afterwards so I stopped trying for tickets, etc., etc. Anyway! FAITO!
Williamgenkischuldich on 17th February 2006 14:01 (UTC)
Well... good luck!

(Maybe this is a horrible thing to ask like this, but if you're trying for one ticket, would you ever consider trying for one more ticket once you're done? The longer I think about this, the more I don't really trust myself to succeed with those machines... And it's completely understandable to say no to this, I'm just getting stupidly obsessive. *sigh*)
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on 17th February 2006 14:20 (UTC)
No, it's better to have more chances, and I think Jamie was going to try and help out as well. what show are you going for?
Williamgenkischuldich on 18th February 2006 13:20 (UTC)
Well, I talked to Jamie tonight and apparently we're all going for two tickets to the second show... So good luck! ^_^;;; (I haven't been able to think about anything else all day...!)