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  1. Princess_jime
    08/14/2009 @ 6:54 pm

    Yeah *sighs*, sometimes it gets boring when I see/hear/read so many people acting like this, I kind of blame it on age though, the younger they are, the more immature, which is normal and expected even, and I hope that as they get older they will become wiser and… I wanna say “calm” but… well, realize that our own lives are more important than what this or that Idol did/said/was rumored to do/whatever. Yes, It’s an age thing.
    Meanwhile, I forgot to comment on a pet peeve of mine regarding fangirls: the net speak.
    It’s like what you said about writing with proper grammar for a J-Idol web-site XD, sure you can use it every once in a while, I sometimes do it (mostly for the comedic value though XD) too, but it should not be overused!
    It just makes you look like an illiterate fool who hasn’t picked up a book in her whole life!
    Actually, whenever I read a post with bad grammar in general I get turned off immediately, am I being too fastidious for wanting people to write correctly?
    I don’t know, the net is filled with all kinds of information, just as much as there are different people in the world, and not everyone expresses themselves the same way, but I just think that, if you’re gonna communicate with the written language, then, try to be as legible as possible so your point gets across better is all… *sighs again* :lol:

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    • Princess_jime
      08/14/2009 @ 7:03 pm

      OH! and just to share :mrgreen: I’m a perv fangirl, although I don’t perv arashi, they feel more like family to me, like nephews I can be proud of. XD.

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      • Adrimarie
        08/14/2009 @ 8:42 pm

        Perv fangirl, huh… I wonder who’s making you so pervy then…? :P Do tell. LOL

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    • Adrimarie
      08/14/2009 @ 8:41 pm

      Meanwhile, I forgot to comment on a pet peeve of mine regarding fangirls: the net speak.
      It’s like what you said about writing with proper grammar for a J-Idol web-site XD, sure you can use it every once in a while, I sometimes do it (mostly for the comedic value though XD) too, but it should not be overused!
      It just makes you look like an illiterate fool who hasn’t picked up a book in her whole life!
      Actually, whenever I read a post with bad grammar in general I get turned off immediately, am I being too fastidious for wanting people to write correctly?
      I don’t know, the net is filled with all kinds of information, just as much as there are different people in the world, and not everyone expresses themselves the same way, but I just think that, if you’re gonna communicate with the written language, then, try to be as legible as possible so your point gets across better is all… *sighs again*

      Many people are inconsiderate like that, sadly. It’s like you think the entire world would understand your “English” when in reality it’s not the same. It’s like having different dialects in one whole English-speaking country (U.S., for example). As far as “net speak” goes, there are only certain types of “fandoms” and special interests in which net speak actually “works,” but (male J-)idol fandom isn’t one of them. Not only that the over usage of “net speak” makes that person look like a complete moron, but it also gives a bad rep to the rest of the entire fandom. Even until now, I even see 20+-yr-old fangirls who go way overboard with the “net speak” that sometimes it makes you wonder if they’re lying about their age or not (of course, I’m not discriminating against age, but still… come on… =T). I actually knew a girl back in 2005-ish who was around 3 years older than me (in her 30s… I was around 26 or 27 then) who was like that… typos and everything (and she’s a full-bred American vs. me a former immigrant to the America)… and it really cringed me but I had to stay calm about it LOL.

      Don’t sigh too much now. One day, people will realize the wrongs of their ways. :P

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      • Princess_jime
        08/15/2009 @ 1:56 pm

        It makes me feel like a silly elitist and at the same time it makes me feel good about myself, the fact that we, who have english as a second language, make more of an effort to be good at it, LOL! Net speak gives me a headache though, not only do I have to know it all to understand, I also have to know it in spanish (my first language), plus the common lingo for countries! (In Latinamerica, we always say we are united and separated by spanish, because every country has their way of speaking that is almost incomprehensible for everyone else XD) Plus! plus, the whole mock japanese thing we have for J-idoling online (thank God I always had an interest in japanese, otherwise it would be horrible).
        It all just becomes overwhelming. So much so that I need a break every once in a while LOL!

        ps: the good perv fangirl (i.e. me XD) has an endless list of object of desires that expands continents and ages. But if I had to say someone in Japan… then… there was that one s&m fic I once wrote starring Gackt and myself… mmmmmm… I’m gonna go re-read it now… H_H

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        • Adrimarie
          08/16/2009 @ 12:31 am

          Well, I can say that in each of us, there’s always an elitist at something. In this case, I can probably consider myself somewhat of an elitist at J-idol fandom LOL. (not that I really do consider myself that but I can actually come out as one to some people). Ah, so you’re from Latin America then. I studied Spanish for four years in high school (because it was easy for me to learn being that Tagalog is my native language, in which about 70% of the vocabulary is Spanish-derived) because I live in California, where Spanish is practically the second most widely-spoken language there. Gotta cater to the Latinos there. ^^

          It was the same with me as well. I actually (re-)discovered anime and manga and later J-pop and J-dramas (and J-idols) from my classmates in Japanese language class in college/uni, so I was more interested in the language and culture before their pop culture. Glad I got in to it one way or the other LOL.

          P.S. – I used to have this very long and lengthy (unfinished and also lost) fanfic that had Arashi, various JE idols, and other idols in it several years ago, but because my old PC crashed, I lost my original files and it’s long gone. When I recently got back in to J-idol fandom again, I just didn’t feel the same anymore, or rather I’m not as “fangirly” as I was before with Arashi (I’ve been a fan of Arashi since 2002 but I went on a 1-year “hiatus” from Arashi fandom in 2007). I love writing fanfics but with J-idols, I just write original fics using different names but have J-idols represent my characters. It’s still in the works but I already built the official website to the fiction project LOL. (It’s in the Projects section called Freedom Sky Mysteries)

          Also, I recently visited your Vox blog (I have one but never really used it… I was a Vox beta tester though – http://adrimarie.vox.com ) and there was one of the comments in one of your entries that caught my eye. It’s probably something minor but it peaked my interest a bit anyway. I can’t say it in public because it’s somewhat personal, but if you’re wondering, I’m wondering if you want to exchange IMs or something. ^^;

          Well, talk to you later, hopefully. ^^

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          • Princess_jime
            08/16/2009 @ 4:12 pm

            Being obsessed for me has been a life-long thing, I have pictures of chibi-me with merry melody/hello kitty t-shirts, mum used to dress me with those because I liked them so much (and we didn’t even know it was japanese). Talk about crazy.
            You lost your fics? uwa! that sucks! (I still remember the last time our family computer crashed… T_T the trauma!), really, that must have been… I’m sorry :cry: But the good thing might be, that in trying to re-write everything it turns out better, let’s look at the bright side, right? XD
            I checked the freedom sky mysteries blog, it all sounds really cool!! My friend Kytana (on vox too) has a story with Matsujun as a private investigator working on a case with Inoue Mao-chan, it’s great, but alas! she, like myself, is currently in a serious writer’s block. I have an ongoing fic with Takky and Yamapi sharing an apartment (it’s theater based, everyday life comedy) but the inspiration just hasn’t come at all to continue it.
            I added your vox to my neighborhood… I’m actually peaked about what peaked you XD, so how do we exchange e-mails? I don’t wanna write mine for all to see… ;-)

          • Adrimarie
            08/16/2009 @ 4:24 pm

            Haha, no prob. I actually got your email address on record in my WP dashboard (since I set it up for people to require putting an email address for their comments to be accepted XD), but my email address is right at the bottom of the footer of this site with the Contact link. (just remove the "REMOVE" LOL XD)

            In the Freedom Sky Mysteries blog, did you read the character profiles there? (at least the seven "detectives" there) I had to use some J-idols to help me develop my characters… easier for me to do it that way LOL. But I’d like to read some of these fanfics too. As far as my Vox goes, I’m still trying to push myself to write something in there but… not working. LOL XD As far as my long-lost Surfside Jam fic goes, I’m digging up my old mySQL databases of my old forum (because the entire fic is located somewhere in there) and try to extract the info from there. So far I haven’t figured out how to do that yet. Bad me. LOL XD

            But yeah, I’ll send you an email and I’ll tell you that something that sorta peaked me. It’s very minor though but it’s also very confidential. ^^;

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