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Fashion #Fitspo: Ballet You Can Do in Your Desk Chair

Gotta remember these to use when I have a chair.

insidefashionista:

Fashion #Fitspo: Ballet You Can Do in Your Desk Chair

Gotta remember these to use when I have a chair.

Found this buried in my computer.  It’s from the Scarlet Majesty period.  Lareine had a big story with a huge cast of characters for that release.  There was a poster in Shoxx with a story intro, chronology, and photos and descriptions of all the characters.  Adeyto was a nun.

Found this buried in my computer.  It’s from the Scarlet Majesty period.  Lareine had a big story with a huge cast of characters for that release.  There was a poster in Shoxx with a story intro, chronology, and photos and descriptions of all the characters.  Adeyto was a nun.

I wish the earlier me understood work and practice more. Just the repeated concerted effort to get better at things. I wish I didn’t have the notions of talent and genius I had back then. I thought, “Oh, these other people, they just have something that I don’t have.” When really, they are just people who work more.

I wish I understood work. Work is the key to anything you want to do. If you want to play the guitar—anybody can learn to play the fucking guitar—you can be good at it. Maybe you won’t get to be a genius but you could be good.

You can be good enough to write good songs or make a good film or whatever. There’s no such thing as not having enough talent to get to that level. I mean, persistence is talent, really. Just sticking with it. Talent is not stopping.

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Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson adds to our ongoing archive of sage advice with these words of wisdom to his younger self

Or, as a wise woman put it, Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.”

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Kamijo World reception party (2013/01/26)

This actually happened nearly a whole year ago. I started trying to write a report of it for fans who couldn’t attend, but I got distracted before I felt like it was finished, and then I forgot about it… Anyway, I found it again today, and thought I might as well post what I have.

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Sep 6

The Wondrous World of Amisbro: my post-livestream report

amisbro:

As a great man once said (and did tonight as well)

"Bonjour Honey!"

Well l got there like an hour early cos I know I wasn’t missing this to save my life! To get to see the man that, in many ways, kept me from giving up on music in person I seriously had butterflies as the time ticked closer to…

I’m pretty sure he was talking about you. I saw your comment about “emeraude” but didn’t notice what you had for your avatar, so I was surprised when he suddenly mentioned you and started talking about “Fuyu Tokyo.” He said the first part of your username, the “ami~” part, but the rest of the name was too complicated. :)

gabespf's weeaboo domain: romancekakumei: aetyihoetre: I actually liked the new Kamijo release,...

aetyihoetre:

romancekakumei:

romancekakumei:

aetyihoetre:

I actually liked the new Kamijo release, so I tried supporting him, but his songs are not available on itunes and Amazon Japan doesn’t take my money.. so yeah fuck it. I liked it, but there’s no way i’m paying 30 bucks for that.

It’s available on…

That’s a problem!  It’s probably just a careless oversight but his management needs to have this brought to their attention.  I’m sure they’re not intentionally slighting Canada.  I’m going to Kamijo’s instore events this weekend so I’ll try to flag down somebody on staff to tell them.

Oh that’s awesome, thank you ^^. It’s rare that I feel like supporting artists from visual kei, but I think this new single was really worth it

It occurred to me they might forget something said verbally, so I just sent a message via the “inquiries to management” form on his website. I looked around various countries’ iTunes and although it’s available in so many places from New Zealand to Latvia, there are a few giant holes. In addition to Canada, it’s missing from South Korea, China, and Mexico.  They clearly tried to make it available internationally, but it looks like somewhere along the way there was a mistake or delay.  I hope they’ll be able to get it cleared up.

gabespf's weeaboo domain: romancekakumei: aetyihoetre: I actually liked the new Kamijo release,...

romancekakumei:

aetyihoetre:

I actually liked the new Kamijo release, so I tried supporting him, but his songs are not available on itunes and Amazon Japan doesn’t take my money.. so yeah fuck it. I liked it, but there’s no way i’m paying 30 bucks for that.

It’s available on…

That’s a problem!  It’s probably just a careless oversight but his management needs to have this brought to their attention.  I’m sure they’re not intentionally slighting Canada.  I’m going to Kamijo’s instore events this weekend so I’ll try to flag down somebody on staff to tell them.

aetyihoetre:

I actually liked the new Kamijo release, so I tried supporting him, but his songs are not available on itunes and Amazon Japan doesn’t take my money.. so yeah fuck it. I liked it, but there’s no way i’m paying 30 bucks for that.

It’s available on itunes. Maybe it hadn’t shown up yet when you looked because of the time difference?  It’s definitely there now.

Aug 7
My collection of “GRAMMAR” pamphlets from 2000~2001 when Kamijo was the only member of Lareine. At the time I lived in NYC and there were hardly any other Lareine fans outside Japan, and no visual kei band had yet played a concert overseas for foreign fans, not even at a convention.  It sucked to be an international fan back then!
But because there were so few of us, sometimes we got lucky in ways that don’t happen any more.  These pamphlets were sent to me directly from Applause Records, I didn’t get them through a shopping service.  We couldn’t order anything that needed to be paid for because there was no way to pay, but for things like little pamphlets that were bonuses for sending in the coupon from a CD, Lareine used to send them to international fans as well.  I and a few other foreign fans got “The Guide to Romance” like that, the bonus pamphlet from “fierte no umi to tomo ni kiyu.”  “GRAMMAR” was supposed to be free for anyone who sent stamps.  I didn’t have any Japanese stamps so I sent international reply coupons which I now realize was actually a lot of extra trouble for the Applause staff to deal with.  The pamphlets didn’t come on schedule — actually, I thought the staff had decided it was too troublesome to deal with, which was totally understandable.  But at the very end of that period, right before Kamijo announced that he was joining New Sodmy, all of a sudden all 3 pamphlets arrived at once.  I guess they were settling things around the office and some kind person made a special effort for the few foreign fans.  Thank you!

My collection of “GRAMMAR” pamphlets from 2000~2001 when Kamijo was the only member of Lareine. At the time I lived in NYC and there were hardly any other Lareine fans outside Japan, and no visual kei band had yet played a concert overseas for foreign fans, not even at a convention.  It sucked to be an international fan back then!


But because there were so few of us, sometimes we got lucky in ways that don’t happen any more.  These pamphlets were sent to me directly from Applause Records, I didn’t get them through a shopping service.  We couldn’t order anything that needed to be paid for because there was no way to pay, but for things like little pamphlets that were bonuses for sending in the coupon from a CD, Lareine used to send them to international fans as well.  I and a few other foreign fans got “The Guide to Romance” like that, the bonus pamphlet from “fierte no umi to tomo ni kiyu.”  “GRAMMAR” was supposed to be free for anyone who sent stamps.  I didn’t have any Japanese stamps so I sent international reply coupons which I now realize was actually a lot of extra trouble for the Applause staff to deal with.  The pamphlets didn’t come on schedule — actually, I thought the staff had decided it was too troublesome to deal with, which was totally understandable.  But at the very end of that period, right before Kamijo announced that he was joining New Sodmy, all of a sudden all 3 pamphlets arrived at once.  I guess they were settling things around the office and some kind person made a special effort for the few foreign fans.  Thank you!

smilleichibaniionna:

ahsdgsdf Kamijo <3

THIS COMIC! I was rocking out during the concert like always, and then Kamijo busted out with this… and suddenly all I could see in my mind’s eye was the comic. Could NOT stop laughing.

smilleichibaniionna:

ahsdgsdf Kamijo <3

THIS COMIC! I was rocking out during the concert like always, and then Kamijo busted out with this… and suddenly all I could see in my mind’s eye was the comic. Could NOT stop laughing.