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  1. Nero is amazing for uploading this video and speaking up. My friend and I experienced this recently and got called "ayashii" pretty much to our faces (they thought we couldn't understand Japanese). They asked us to show our resident cards, emptied our wallets and looked at the names on our credit cards. They also asked personal questions about my family. It was really humiliating but we complied because we didn't want to get in trouble. The real kicker was when they noticed my friend has a Yoshiki credit card and started talking to us about X Japan as if they were our friends. It took all the restraint in the world to not tell them to go fuck themselves.
  2. qotka

    Sorry for this being out of the blue, but in case you have it handy - could you please say which volume of Cure this is from? I really want to read the full interview but I can't seem to find it.
  3. why does it sound like they recorded it in a karaoke room
  4. qotka

    this video is what i signed up for when i got into vkei. i hope this bands stays around forever.
  5. qotka

    It's kinda sad how it doesn't shock people. I'm sure many people found Chanty's blackface hilarious, the same way they associate black people with exaggerated gestures and funny intonations - pretty much the only representation they get in Japanese media. It's sad mostly because Japan is not as homogeneous as the mainstream narrative goes. The people they find so hilarious work with them, go to school with them (or with their children), teach them English and live in the same neighborhoods with them. Plus they're exposed to western culture through media. So while I understand why it's not shocking (the discourse on race in Japan is... different), I don't think it's a reason to shrug and say 'oh well that's just the way Japan is'. So did they mean anything by it? Not a big political statement, but using the same tired portrayal of black people for comedy is saying SOMETHING.
  6. qotka

    I haven't forgotten it!!! I'm just being very... chill about the deadline :x (But seriously thanks for the mixtape and the patience!)
  7. Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day today 🎂

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      Thank you! :D 💕

  8. qotka

    @robkun thank you so much for listening to and reviewing my mix, I really enjoyed reading this. And I'm glad you enjoyed at least a chunk of it and that the general gist came across. It'll take me a couple of days to post mine because I'm having a crazy week at work and I don't want it to be half-assed. Thanks for being patient with me.
  9. qotka

    exchanged mixes with @robkun ! sent mine late, sorry
  10. dat off-key harmony though <3 also wtf is CreAto? at least they blend right in with the rest of the acts that play there i guess lol
  11. qotka

    dude doesn't show up for work for 4 days and people are dumping on him like he ran away with all the band's money to buy crack (or pizza).
  12. qotka

    oh yeah that's definitely her. the shop is called yellow house and last time i went in the granny told me something along the lines of 'i don't go to yoshiki, he comes to me'.
  13. qotka

    Yes! A while back a friend sent me a couple of videos from a Radiohead concert back home and all I could hear was the audience. The whole thing sounded like a karaoke night at the local pub. Which means fun, but wouldn't pay for it as much as I would pay to see a band I actually care about. Just a couple of days ago I took a friend of mine to see a band she's been a fan of for nearly a decade, and I thought she'd be excited. She was just confused by the audience participation, the furi seemed 'fake' to her, the stage props and theatricality seemed to really put her off and all she could say by the end of the live was 'well that was... interesting'. Instead of getting defensive it made me think about how this live culture is unique and beautiful and yes, outsiders might just not get it and it's fine. It emphasized for me the dissonance people might feel when they don't just listen to the music, but for the first time experience the visual and 'performative'(?) aspects of the scene, and this is one of the things I love so much about vkei.
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