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14 January 2007 @ 01:09
I got my assignment for spring_fluff and am suddenly doubting I can do it. I have a plot, but is it good enough? Interestingly, when I loaded the email in Gmail, the adverts I was shown were for a ghostwriting service, a writer's group and something about furries. Hn?

I got a MySpace today. Seriously. My coworkers told me it wasn't complete rubbish, so I signed up. However, I've no idea how to add people! You appear to be able to 'subscribe', 'add as friend' and 'add to favourites', but I've only a vague idea of the difference. I also wrote down three of my favourite bands in my profile and tried, out of curiosity, to search for them. All three were there! Added first one as a friend and kind of panicked when it told me that they'd sent an e-mail to the user. Soooo... the friending system is completely different to Livejournal and Serious Business then? Otherwise, currently quite impressed with it. Help plz?

I downloaded 'Kon'ya wa Hurricane' yesterday! Do you remember the days when you had freehosts all offering TV-sized downloads of whatever random anime OPs had managed to make it to America? And you just downloaded everything because all anime was good? I only recently saw Bubblegum Crisis, and I really liked what I saw of it. Imagine Weiss if it was set in a future styled after the eighties and they were all women. Awesome, right?

Anyway, I was really missing this song, so I searched everywhere until I found it. To my utter amazement, I knew all the words to it and could sing along to it with ease. This is strange because I didn't start learning Japanese until long after it had left my harddrive all those years ago. I guess I must've really liked it.

Have you seen Jamie's review of Bleach Live? Apparently, the person Gin duets with changes each performance! So, maybe that's a real janken tournament? Any conceivable pairing is possible then... I wonder who will make it to the DVD?

Also, I completely forgot that Goumoto Naoya-san made a guest appearence. I swear I'll never write another review at 3.30am again... Until Bambino 2. And No Clouds In The Blue Heavens.

On Sunday, N-sensei is going to pick up my kimono in Asakusa. I'm glad to finally get it, because that caused a huge money shortage this month. Payday is Monday and since I've been walking part of the way home and saving money wherever I could, I have just enough money to go to the hidden Starbucks at the station where I change lines.

A newslink fror Side B fans from seraphim-grace.
Kasrakasra_c on 13th January 2007 15:55 (UTC)
You too? I just got on MySpace this week as well, much to the shock and amazement of all of my friends who've been on there for months. ^^;

So the way the friending thing works is this - you click on the "Add to Friends" link (or whatever it's called - that's the default, but some people change it), and it sends a Friend Request to that person. They'll get both an email to their email address as well as a Friend Request in their "friend request" inbox (or whatever you want to call it; it's accessible from your home page rather than your profile), and then they'll decide whether or not to accept your friend request. If it's a band, unless they're way behind on replying, they tend to universally friend - I had the Cruxshadows, VNV Nation, and Seabound (among others) friended in less than twelve hours. Obviously if it's just another user, it's up to them when they get around to replying, and whether or not they want to friend you back.

If someone friends you back, you'll receive bulletins from them. They are only readable by friends, and will sometimes contain useful information, like tour dates and stops for bands that aren't posted elsewhere yet. (Sometimes they're spammy, too. You learn to ignore those ones.) You can subscribe to anyone's blog (I don't think you need to have them friended) and receive emails for when they update their blog, but generally you can just go to their page and read it. I'll note that just friending the person doesn't automatically tell you when they update their blog, so if you want to keep up with a particular band, you might want to subscribe to their blog. Also, it's worth occasionally checking out the profiles of some of the bands on MySpace - they'll frequently put up unreleased material early so that you can get a preview of music to come. That's the primary reason I joined MySpace in the first place.

I hope this helps! Also, if you want to friend me, you can find me here. I have a whole slew of goth/industrial bands on my friend list, so take a look there if you're looking for one of those bands. ^_^
Williamgenkischuldich on 14th January 2007 08:34 (UTC)
So... it's actually exactly like Livejournal, you just get notification? I suddenly got worried that I'd somehow triggered a message asking to be bestest friends with Rogue or something! ^^ I added you.

I don't mind spam. I read a lot of Japanese stars' blogs and they usually post about three times a day with photos of what they're eating or their new shoes. You learn to appreciate it, I guess...? :)

I'll be sure to add some of those on your list, since you have the best musical taste of anyone I know (seriously!). I already added VNV Nation and The Cruxshadows though...

Thanks for all your help!
Robin: Aya: Oro? (lightningsriver)robinterrae on 13th January 2007 16:05 (UTC)
Basically, when you click on "add friend" and after it asks you if you're sure, the other gets a "friend request" in their inbox that basically says that "This person would like to add you. Accept, Deny.. etc."

Favorites is like bookmarks of those people you're interested in. You know, the ones that you don't want them to know that you're stalking them. ^_~

I only have mine because of co-workers too. Though, I got guilted into it. ^^;;
Williamgenkischuldich on 14th January 2007 08:38 (UTC)
So I can secretly friend my coworkers.... ^^ I'm glad to know that it isn't a very personal friend invite, seeing as some of the people I tried to friend have about 14000 friends. ^^
~Elle~suthrnbellechan on 13th January 2007 17:11 (UTC)
Ooh you got one! Add me! lol Go to www.myspace.com/suthrnbellechan adn clikc "Add to friends" It will send em a request which I will accept. You can also click "Send Message" to let me know it's you.

Also YAY FOR BAMBINO TWO! We should meet up at a show! I haev no clue how to get tickets for it, i got my TeniMyu ones on Y!J auctions. So the closer it gets i may need your help.

And i can't wait to see the Bleach Live, but alas first is DotBM. It will be wonderful to see that show again. I miss the music very much
Williamgenkischuldich on 14th January 2007 08:52 (UTC)
Okay, added!

Yeah we should! I should be able to sort you out with tickets, unless it's got massively popular. Bambino Plus was a kind of 'fan festival', so I don't know how popular it will be compared to the real thing. It was way bigger than the first show though. So... I think if I go first thing in the morning on the sale date, I shouldn't have any problems. Let me know closer to the time.
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Williamgenkischuldich on 15th January 2007 11:21 (UTC)
Yep! Depending on how popular it is, I should be able to get you tickets (assuming it doesn't take on Tenimyu-type popularity, especially with the addition of Katou Kazuki-san!).

I'd love to meet Mariko Shibuya too! But I think meeting *pnish* is a little unlikely! :P
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Williamgenkischuldich on 16th January 2007 02:03 (UTC)
Well, in Bambino Plus, he only appeared on video and said he was looking forward to Bambino 2. Bambino 2 lists him as a performer, so I think he's coming.

Ahh... she sounds so much fun! I'd love to meet her! :)
strawberryjoy on 13th January 2007 17:28 (UTC)
I was thinking of moving lpatobe to myspace when his paid account here runs out...
Williamgenkischuldich on 14th January 2007 08:55 (UTC)
I suppose it really does depend on the music he's into, doesn't it? :)
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on 13th January 2007 21:49 (UTC)
What's your my space? I'll add you! ^o^ (Though really, I think it is only just barely more than rubbish. But at least I can keep track of people that I know that don't have lj)

Be careful of "bands" on there and celebrities, too. Sometimes they're real, but sometimes they're just people pretending to be them, and telling the difference is hard. Of course, in the case of Katou Kazuki at least she says that it's fake in the profile. XD;;
Williamgenkischuldich on 14th January 2007 09:00 (UTC)
I'm here.

It's okay, all of the bands I've added I verified via their official website or they're small-time local bands. :)