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16 January 2011 @ 19:49
 
Space: This giant green blob will devour us all
Movies: Sci-fi (etc) Movies 2011
Movies: First shot of the live-action Captain America Nice redesign.
Japan photography: How to shoot Tokyo in 48 hours Hmm. I'm linking to this article precisely because I don't think much of its advice. It's basically a how-to on getting the most cliché shots of Tokyo in the shortest amount of time. Other opinions?
Anime: Nyanpire As the name suggests, it's about a cat-vampire.
Music: Blind Man by Culture Kultür (clip), Lightbringer (Radio Edit) by Covenant and Radio Sex by Cellmod (Sample, look under 'songs'). I guess this is a sign that I've been listening to fairly new goth/ebm stuff if I can't easily link to the songs.

Spam From Japan: Goth Event at Wildside Tokyo in Shinjuku Lots of photographs of goth musicians from the event, including Psydoll and Sredni Vashtar.

Anyone else want me to add their blog to the sidebar on my website? I would prefer it was connected with the themes in my own blog in some way -- photography, musicals and stage shows in Japan, goth events in Japan, teaching in Japan, living overseas... etc. And a link back is nice too. :)

Yesterday, I went to a park in Tachikawa. There isn't much there right now -- I saw daffodils and plum blossoms. Pretty much everything is in preparation for spring visitors. I'll probably do a post on that either today or tomorrow, since daffodils are the flower of the moment.
 
 
 
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 16th January 2011 13:24 (UTC)
I like his photo of the bridge, but I agree with you on most of the other ones being cliché. They aren't even that exciting, either.

Also, that guy is confused about the geography of Shibuya: the only way I can think of to get 109 and Tower Records in the same shot would be from the air!

I wouldn't mind you putting a link to my Travelpod (www.travelpod.com/members/gadelle). It's not strictly about living in Japan, though I do talk about that. It's got lots of pictures? :D I can't put a link to your site, but I'm thinking of starting a proper blog of my own this year. When I do, I'll definitely link to yours. ^_^
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th January 2011 14:03 (UTC)
I liked the last one he did, but you might've been able to predict that. I figure Japan is no different from anywhere else -- go where you go and take the best photos you can, regardless of whether the subject is "typical" or not.

You're already there! I linked to http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/gadelle/japan_2006/tpod.html and gave it the name "A Canadian's Adventures in Tokyo". Should I change that? To what?

Btw, I saw plum blossom yesterday. Thought you'd want to know. :)
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 16th January 2011 14:30 (UTC)
Exactly -- take pictures of what appeals to you, and of the things you find interesting. Nobody's going to stop you as you leave the country because you didn't take a picture of Tokyo Tower.

So I am! *fail* I've stopped updating that section, though: from last September on I've been writing in a new section, so you can change the link to this: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/gadelle/17/tpod.html. The name is fine. ^_^

Ooh, I've only seen buds so far! I'll keep my eyes peeled on the walk to work tomorrow. :D
Williamgenkischuldich on 18th January 2011 12:22 (UTC)
Okay, changed!
snakesinspace on 16th January 2011 15:48 (UTC)
I think the photos the 48hr guys shares could be really interesting. . . If taken by someone who has photography skills. They look like tourist snapshots, they are just missing the tourist with peace sign. He is also giving bad advice, specifically being a tourist and just showing up at an "underground event" with a camera? Oh yeah, that will go over well and not at all make the locals think foreigners are even more dinks and thus make it more difficult for people who care about the subjects and scene, oh no, not at all. I do not much care for CNNGO anyway, their terms/conditions for contributors and that to them Japan = Tokyo? Bleh.

I would exchange links, I was linking to you actually, but I killed my blog.
Williamgenkischuldich on 18th January 2011 12:30 (UTC)
An underground event is a tricky thing. It's fine at the vast majority of goth/industrial clubs, which is where I got my recent set of photographs. I also sometimes go to a goth club night that has a bondage scene at about 3/4am and taking photos is the norm. I would NEVER have assumed it was, but everyone else -- regulars included -- just pulls out their cameras! At kink-specific events NO ONE is allowed to take photos except for the official photographer who has his own booth. So it varies.

Actually, the ONE photo I liked of his was the last one. Seems like one of those cases when it really is 'all in the lens'.

And I'm still linking to you... should I take it down?