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togz last won the day on February 9 2017

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  1. I do believe it was Dir en grey > the GazettE > MUCC at one point. Sales wise... I mean what to they include just music? Lives? I mean... Now I really do feel that it is the GazettE > Dir en grey > MUCC There were more people at that GazettE show in LA than I remember for Dir en grey at the same venue during their peak. Maybe they still dominate in japan but overseas... the GazettE is def #1
  2. First of all, Thank you for the extension. My partner was @indigo and they chose to go with an anime that already exists, but add a twist to it with their OST. They chose to go with Durarara, which is an anime I have seen but there are parts I can't quite remember. Synopsis: The narrative follows multiple characters, showing how their lives intersect and create a greater plot line. The story is centered around Celty Sturluson, an Irish dullahan (headless rider in celtic mythology) who is in Ikebukuro looking for her stolen head while working as an underworld courier. Other characters include Mikado Ryūgamine, a young boy who longs for the exciting life of the big city, his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, violent and superhumanly strong Shizuo Heiwajima, the information broker Izaya Orihara, the mysterious gang "The Dollars" and many others. Set in Ikebukuro. Genre: Action, Suspense Intent of mixtape: Since there are so many colorful characters and they're one of the best parts about the anime, many of the songs are themes for different characters. I tried to use songs that represent the personalities of each character. They also serve as background soundtrack for scenes. Some of the songs that are intended to be background music for different sequences, such as action and so on. I also tried to capture the feeling of a big, busy city at night-time. All this in as cohesive mixtape as possible. Thank you for the mix! I think all the music you chose go really well together. However, I really do wish i had a little more information as to why you picked these songs and how you personally felt they connected with the characters, groups, or scenes you were putting on the table. Thankfully it was from an anime I have seen so I knew a little bit, but there were times where I found it difficult to really dig up to say way i felt the song fit other than the fact that the vibe and feel was so similar to the original music. I did enjoy it however! Thank you for waiting and sorry this was so late.
  3. Hearing people I met in real life outside of MH talking about MH is so weird to me. 

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    2. togz


      Well I didn't send them there. In fact I didn't even know some of them knew about MH except one friend which is fine. But they weren't exactly saying good things so i'm just like >____>

    3. togz


      I mean my friend was fine... but other people I'm like haha MH is it's own unique place. 

    4. xriko


      my post was a joke, refer to Fight Club movie.

      do whatever you want, talk of MH to which you want lol

  4. I've gone through different phases of musical interests. Before I discovered Visual Kei, I really listened to whatever I thought sounded good, but outside of 80's classic rock and pop I didn't really care for artist names and checking out full albums. However, Once I discovered visual kei it was a whole new realm and I spent nearly 5-6 years listening solely to that alone. I wouldn't even give anything outside of the subculture a second thought. Looking back now, I felt it was very immature and restricted on my part. As I got older I started to listen to other types of Japanese music and strayed away from visual kei. I still listened to bands here and there but I really feel that was the peak of my musical diverse interest. At that point I would give things a good listen through, even to the point of trying a few different albums by an artist to be sure I wasn't missing out on something great. Then I went through the metal/alternative phase where I listened exclusively to that both Japanese and English bands. All of that leading to now.... I have a lot of responsibilities and other things I'm going after in life so it's hard to really sit down and listen actively to new things everyday. I really have to be in the right mood and I'm more picky now because of my time restrictions. If I am in the mood to really find something new, I'll even skim through albums and if i don't like the general idea of the first 3 ish songs I'll move to the next artist. That doesn't mean I won't revisit. This is the most common thing for my musical discoveries. I'll listen to something briefly, decide I'm not digging it, forget about it and come across it again later with a different mindset. I don't believe that any music is bad, that's why even the smallest groups have a little following. I think it's all about timing and your mindset when listening to something new. Had I not discovered Visual Kei, I may not even be in to Japanese music for all I know and I may have a different process completely when discovering new artists. Sometimes I search for things and sometimes i hear things by chance of being in the right place at the right time and it so happens to catch my interest.
  5. Just an update as I know I'm a little behind with getting my review up. I will have my review posted for @indigo's mix before the weekend. :]
  6. No amount of anti-anxiety medication can help me calm down when driving in the snow.

  7. I got approved as an event photographer for Sakura Con and they just announced Mint NeKo as a fashion industry guest. Really hoping I get assigned to shoot the fashion show and the concert for Okamotos. *____*

  8. @SeimeisenThank you for pointing out the samples were on their site, I don't even know how to get videos blocked in the US to play. @CAT5I agree, I think it sounds great compared to the more recent that I remembered. I'm looking forward to it!
  9. https://www.staegermeister.com/ website open. *___* Still adding stuff though.

    1. xriko


      some of those portrait are really nice,  continue this way :)

    2. togz


      @xrikowow thank you so very much. I really appreciate the compliment and encouragement! I of course have a lot of improvements to make, but what fun is anything if there is no room to grow and challenge yourself :)

  10. Just submitted my portfolio to volunteer at Sakura Con as a photographer. Hoping I get it. They e-mailed back already saying my work looks great, but that could just be a response to all applicants. Fingers crossed, I'll know by Feb 19th!

  11. Differences in music could be a cover up though. Or maybe he was just tired of playing that same stuff idek
  12. I have suffered depression pretty much my whole adult life, so I completely understand that it can be overwhelming in itself to even feel depression... especially when you first realize you have it because you kind of feel at a loss on where to start to make yourself feel better. On top of that, you close yourself off and don't really have the motivation for things anymore which sort of drive you downward even more. For some people depression can be a temporary thing caused by stress, lack of mental stimulation, lack of direction, and just generally feeling lost. For me I felt that I had too many options on what I wanted to do with my life and I chose to scrape by doing what I felt was correct based on other peoples thoughts. Don't do that. You really have to find it in yourself to live your life the way you want. All the people, including parents, will tell you it's not a good idea or it's not possible, but you have to understand that everyones outcome in life is different regardless if you follow the same path that worked for them. I'm not sure how big of a role your parents play in your educational choices... but in the end no matter what, you're the only one who truly has to live with them. People will try to talk you out of it or bring you down until you've put in the work and you're actually successful and happy in their book, then suddenly they'll jump on the hype wagon in bragging about you and supporting you morally. I agree, if there is counseling available to you, do not let that slide by. There is nothing wrong with feeling lost. What you're feeling is your minds way to let you know something has gotta change. Plus seeking counseling is getting the perspective of an unbiased person. They take things at face value, or they just listen and help you decide for yourself what you need to do. Catch it early while you can before you dig yourself too deep. It gets a lot harder to motivate yourself to seek help once you become... "used" to the way things have become. You asked how other people may have handled depression. I personally bottled everything up, shut my friends out, lost my friends, gave up on a lot of dreams, and set myself back from where I wanted to be so far that I pretty much had to reevaluate my life and come up with a new game plan. Even now some days are still hard and it's been a long time coming. Don't take the long route out of this. Talk to someone. Surround yourself with positive people who genuinely want to better themselves thus motivating you and holding you accountable to better yourself too. While relating to someone else who has depression can be a short term relief... in the long run, unless you are actively trying to change for the better, can turn really toxic really fast and actually prevent either of you from moving past things if you're the only company each other has. If you want to do music, start off by going to local shows and surround yourself with people and things that make you remember why you're so passionate about it. Gradually you'll start associating with people who feel the same way or are already established in the scene. I think the first step would be to talk to someone though to help redirect yourself. You may have some big decisions ahead about new directions etc and while it's hard in the moment it will make you that much stronger in the long run and you will be so much happier later on. Sorry this was so long and I hope it helped. If you ever just need to vent to anyone... I'm all ears to listen.