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08 February 2011 @ 22:07
I'll be honest here -- the sign-ups for Weiss Day this year are pathetically low and there's only a little time left. There are FIVE people so far! What did I do wrong? Anyone know? There might still be time to change it.

Anyway, even if you're not able to take part, would you post this code in your LJ and help advertise it? It could help us out a great deal.

Links for today, a higher percentage than normal are serious this time around:

Festivals: Tendou Sakura Matsuri Ningen Shougi I want to go this year. Anyone else?
Douchebaggery: Benihana Sucks (Blogger Sued For Poor Review) I can't believe spellcheck is telling me 'douchebaggery' is not a real word. Anyway, what elevates this to an asshole move and beyond is that the restaurant seems to be relying on reduced rights for non-citizens to win their case. As an expat myself that's terrifying.
Gay in Japan: "Mayor of Tokyo is Homophobic!" Shocker You know what would be news? If Ishihara opened his mouth and something offensive didn't come out. Incidentally, while I don't watch TV all that much, I can think of only one openly gay tarento and that's Miwa Akihiro. So I don't know where Ishihara is seeing all teh gay on TV.

Spam From Japan: Photographs From Yokohama

Photophile: One of the Yokohama photographs in LJ_Photophile +1 if you like it. Thanks. :)

I sent out more resumes today and kind of horrified at the stats. The job I'm best suited for had 1170 applicants just on that website alone. Curiously, the best jobs are the ones that not many people are applying for. People aren't taking chances, I guess, but there are some damn nice jobs for which I'm only *just* completely unqualified.
tirwolftirwolf on 8th February 2011 14:15 (UTC)
I don't think it's you at all. A number of the WK authors that I have enjoyed are moving or have moved on to other fandoms. It may just be a lack of interest in the WK world itself. Although I do occasionally see new WK fiction coming out, there aren't nearly as many stories as there used to be and, as I'm sure you've noticed, many of the authors who were writing WIP's have left them unfinished not to mention all of the WK sites that have disappeared. I am most grateful to the authors who have continued with the fandom though.
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th February 2011 10:21 (UTC)
From comments I've seen, it seems to be a whole bunch of different things all coming together at the same time. Still, it's up to ten now, which is not so bad anymore.
swirly_ayuri: KT Sleepyswirly_ayuri on 8th February 2011 20:44 (UTC)
Unfortunate as it is, tirwolf is right. WK is still my favorite fandom to read, but so many authors have moved on. However, perhaps we should think about spamming the various other WK fic communities. wk_fiction and wk_fic_finds in particular are still relatively active.
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th February 2011 10:25 (UTC)
There was a great response, mainly after pimping from influential fans, not so much my own community posts. :) We're now up to ten.
ext_254817 on 8th February 2011 22:00 (UTC)
I'm wondering if the screening is having an impact - but I'm not generally logged in so don't know what people can/can't see. Also, there might be a little resistance of the "it will all be Schwarz stuff" variety.
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th February 2011 10:38 (UTC)
It didn't have a big impact last year and -- when I asked -- no one mentioned it all. It wasn't a big deal. It seems to be a whole bunch of different things affecting it.
Giethe: Contemplatinggiethe on 9th February 2011 01:29 (UTC)
If I can think of decent prompts I might join. Kreuzmas kinda exhausted my resources for the mean time.
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th February 2011 10:39 (UTC)
You've still got time to sign up! I'm sure not ALL of your prompts were filled at Christmas? :)
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 9th February 2011 11:42 (UTC)
The festival looks interesting! I wouldn't mind going. ^_^
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th February 2011 10:39 (UTC)
Let's do it then. :)