Been busy in the outside world. Went to the Psydoll CD album launch gig and also saw Der Eisenrost, DESTRUCT SYSTEM, Custom Mummy and Taizo. If you buy the CD, you'll see me listed under 'special thanks'. Coincidentally, Loveless (digital percussion) is dressed as a butler on the cover. Surely these things couldn't be connected...? Will post photos when I'm able. It was a really good night.
And I also went to see X Japan...! I've seen them twice now. Never thought it would be possible. And I got to hear "Endless Rain" and sing along with it, just like the crowd in my live CDs. Full review to follow, I'm sure.
And Dream Live 6...! Some older tunes including THIS IS THE PRINCE OF TENNIS and a pre-recorded video of Yakiniku no Oujisama that FORCED me to go out for yakiniku later that evening. Will review properly later.
I've also recently joined Flickr (Pattern Interrupt) and I really love the way my photos look in my photo stream. If you're on Flickr too, please add me (ditto for Twitter and...).
Yes, I got a Dreamwidth account (AnotherWorld). Not sure what I'll do with it yet. I also got myself an Insane Journal account ages ago and we all know how well THAT turned out. Add me (assuming you want to!), but don't delete me from your LJ list.
I've been thinking recently about setting up a pro(?) anime and/or Japan blog. Will need to decide if Dreamwidth is good for that or if I'd be better off with Blogger. While I can understand why blogs with their own domain names are considered more prestigious, I'm not sure why the same is considered of Blogger. Any thoughts?
Aims: (1) A new perspective on Japan/anime. (2) Get experience I could use as a platform for writing jobs.
I feel there's a spot for a blog that looks at Japan and anime without the usual baggage. Just something that avoids all the "OMG Asian babes!!!11" bullshit that you see in a lot of blogs about Japan. Maybe even some articles talking to real people about their experiences in work, in fandom, in whatever. In that way it would also try to avoid the classic "OMG LOOK AT THIS WACKY JAPANESE STUFF!!1" that also tends to be a pretty strong feature. I think part of that is saying "this is what WE do..." rather than "this is what THEY do..." It's like the difference between going to Harajuku dressed up versus going in ordinary clothes to gawk clutching a huge-ass camera.
I wonder if anyone would even care. I want to take away all the things that interest people about Japan! I'm tired. It's 4.00am and I don't care because it's Golden Week.
What would you like to see covered in a blog about Japan/anime?
Of all these things, which is the one you'd want to see the most?
What would turn you off if there was too much of it?
What would you like to be different about a new blog about Japan/anime?