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    YuyoDrift reacted to nullmoon in random thoughts thread   
    Go for it! It's clearly on your mind a lot so it would do you good to dedicate some time to visiting her. If it's tough to make the journey though, the fact that you think about her so much must count for something 😊
  2. I feel ya..
    YuyoDrift got a reaction from nullmoon in random thoughts thread   
    Oh man, I don't want to add to it myself, but random thoughts are random, and I don't want to keep them in my head today.
     
    It's surreal to be thinking about my childhood friend, 9 years this week since she passed away. It bothers me every single day to know that the last time I saw her, she had already been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, already too late to do anything, and just carrying on with her 18 year-old life like it was nothing, and smiling.
    Jesus fuck it's not fair.
     
    I feel more like shit because I haven't made time to visit her resting place, ever.
    In fact, the reason I'm typing this is because I had almost forgotten that she was laid to rest around this time, having actually been there at her funeral, spending hundreds of dollars on flowers, and crying endlessly because she was one of the last people I ever expected to pass away. If this is something that is going to happen naturally, and I can't do a damn thing to stop it, I'll live with this gut-punch of a reminder, even if it haunts me forever for moving on with my life and not cherishing her existence in it, no matter how short it was.
     
    I'm in another state and further away, so I wonder if I'm going to ever have that time to do actually go and visit?
    I think it might be time to force it into my schedule for sanity's sake, and as a reminder to her that I haven't forgotten about the better days.
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from saiko in So what's the deal with Glamorous Sky?   
    Half-right. I was around when the original "Glamorous sky" released, and in order to fully understand, we need to backtrack a bit.
     
    The amount of people I knew (mostly girls) that were into VK/Japanese Rock at the time (2001-2005), were also hardcore manga readers (Japanese everything, amirite?), and the series NANA (already been out for maybe a few years) was definitely one of the top selling manga at the time (I'm sure both in Japan and Internationally). Tying HYDE into it, L'Arc~en~Ciel had just recently resumed activities after their hiatus, and it was definitely their song "Ready Steady GO", used in the anime Fullmetal Alchemist, that shot them back up into the limelight here in the USA. Their old albums were dusted off the shelves and played non-stop (there were AMVs for their songs all over the internet at the time), and when people heard that HYDE was composing a new song for the live-adaptation of NANA, to be sung by none-other than Mika Nakashima (who was the main character for the live-film, and already recognized as the music artist she was), the hype got real. So real in fact, that you can check billboards for Japan and any articles online reviewing the song, it was a #1 hit for WEEKS.
     
    I also knew people that were fans and could play the guitar, and apparently "Glamorous Sky" is very easy to understand composition-wise, and can be dissected to play certain parts that the fans are comfortable with, without ruining the song.
     
    I never really looked into the song after about a year of its debut, but with the recent re-recorded version of the song (included in the single Kiss of Death (Produced by Hyde), which was the OP of the anime Darling in the Franxx), I was surprised that the reception to a song that was already 13 or so years old was as good as it was. It was snuck in there, and if it weren't for the advertising, I don't think people would have noticed. I definitely recommend you listen to the 2005 version of "glamorous sky" before checking the 2018 one (her voice has changed slightly in this one, and the emotion of the song is almost non-existent).
     
    Just an FYI, the reception of the song influenced other music companies to implement the same strategy, such as the 2018 version of "A Cruel Angel's Thesis (Zankoku na Tenshi no Tese)", which was used for the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, and sung by Yoko Takahashi. Definitely another heavy hit song of the times before Mika Nakashima.
     
     
    EDIT:
     
    For those wondering, the anime-adaptation of NANA was not that big of an influence to the overall popularity of the series or the song "Glamorous Sky", so much as the Manga/Film was. The anime is now recognized as a "must watch" by those around in the anime scene at that time, but the song by Mika Nakashima/HYDE is separated only by the order in which everything happened. More people will know of the song before they know about the anime/manga they are associated with. Which explains why a lot of "covers" don't reference the series so much as Mika Nakashima herself.
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from nullmoon in So what's the deal with Glamorous Sky?   
    It's hard for me realize/accept ( I was not the biggest L'arc fan) how influential they were to the boom (rather, the second wave, leading to the golden era) of Japanese culture to the USA, but yeah '04-'05 was a pivotal change. I mean, L'Arc~en~Ciel returned out of nowhere with their single in the anime, combined with the album SMILE the same year, along with the touring here, and then the shit going down in Japan with NANA (that soon headed our way) being iconic....
    Yeah, they did a lot those 2 years lol.
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from gret in So what's the deal with Glamorous Sky?   
    Half-right. I was around when the original "Glamorous sky" released, and in order to fully understand, we need to backtrack a bit.
     
    The amount of people I knew (mostly girls) that were into VK/Japanese Rock at the time (2001-2005), were also hardcore manga readers (Japanese everything, amirite?), and the series NANA (already been out for maybe a few years) was definitely one of the top selling manga at the time (I'm sure both in Japan and Internationally). Tying HYDE into it, L'Arc~en~Ciel had just recently resumed activities after their hiatus, and it was definitely their song "Ready Steady GO", used in the anime Fullmetal Alchemist, that shot them back up into the limelight here in the USA. Their old albums were dusted off the shelves and played non-stop (there were AMVs for their songs all over the internet at the time), and when people heard that HYDE was composing a new song for the live-adaptation of NANA, to be sung by none-other than Mika Nakashima (who was the main character for the live-film, and already recognized as the music artist she was), the hype got real. So real in fact, that you can check billboards for Japan and any articles online reviewing the song, it was a #1 hit for WEEKS.
     
    I also knew people that were fans and could play the guitar, and apparently "Glamorous Sky" is very easy to understand composition-wise, and can be dissected to play certain parts that the fans are comfortable with, without ruining the song.
     
    I never really looked into the song after about a year of its debut, but with the recent re-recorded version of the song (included in the single Kiss of Death (Produced by Hyde), which was the OP of the anime Darling in the Franxx), I was surprised that the reception to a song that was already 13 or so years old was as good as it was. It was snuck in there, and if it weren't for the advertising, I don't think people would have noticed. I definitely recommend you listen to the 2005 version of "glamorous sky" before checking the 2018 one (her voice has changed slightly in this one, and the emotion of the song is almost non-existent).
     
    Just an FYI, the reception of the song influenced other music companies to implement the same strategy, such as the 2018 version of "A Cruel Angel's Thesis (Zankoku na Tenshi no Tese)", which was used for the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, and sung by Yoko Takahashi. Definitely another heavy hit song of the times before Mika Nakashima.
     
     
    EDIT:
     
    For those wondering, the anime-adaptation of NANA was not that big of an influence to the overall popularity of the series or the song "Glamorous Sky", so much as the Manga/Film was. The anime is now recognized as a "must watch" by those around in the anime scene at that time, but the song by Mika Nakashima/HYDE is separated only by the order in which everything happened. More people will know of the song before they know about the anime/manga they are associated with. Which explains why a lot of "covers" don't reference the series so much as Mika Nakashima herself.
  6. 悲しい
    YuyoDrift got a reaction from SubThatSong in random thoughts thread   
    Oh man, I don't want to add to it myself, but random thoughts are random, and I don't want to keep them in my head today.
     
    It's surreal to be thinking about my childhood friend, 9 years this week since she passed away. It bothers me every single day to know that the last time I saw her, she had already been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, already too late to do anything, and just carrying on with her 18 year-old life like it was nothing, and smiling.
    Jesus fuck it's not fair.
     
    I feel more like shit because I haven't made time to visit her resting place, ever.
    In fact, the reason I'm typing this is because I had almost forgotten that she was laid to rest around this time, having actually been there at her funeral, spending hundreds of dollars on flowers, and crying endlessly because she was one of the last people I ever expected to pass away. If this is something that is going to happen naturally, and I can't do a damn thing to stop it, I'll live with this gut-punch of a reminder, even if it haunts me forever for moving on with my life and not cherishing her existence in it, no matter how short it was.
     
    I'm in another state and further away, so I wonder if I'm going to ever have that time to do actually go and visit?
    I think it might be time to force it into my schedule for sanity's sake, and as a reminder to her that I haven't forgotten about the better days.
  7. 悲しい
    YuyoDrift got a reaction from Gesu in random thoughts thread   
    Oh man, I don't want to add to it myself, but random thoughts are random, and I don't want to keep them in my head today.
     
    It's surreal to be thinking about my childhood friend, 9 years this week since she passed away. It bothers me every single day to know that the last time I saw her, she had already been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, already too late to do anything, and just carrying on with her 18 year-old life like it was nothing, and smiling.
    Jesus fuck it's not fair.
     
    I feel more like shit because I haven't made time to visit her resting place, ever.
    In fact, the reason I'm typing this is because I had almost forgotten that she was laid to rest around this time, having actually been there at her funeral, spending hundreds of dollars on flowers, and crying endlessly because she was one of the last people I ever expected to pass away. If this is something that is going to happen naturally, and I can't do a damn thing to stop it, I'll live with this gut-punch of a reminder, even if it haunts me forever for moving on with my life and not cherishing her existence in it, no matter how short it was.
     
    I'm in another state and further away, so I wonder if I'm going to ever have that time to do actually go and visit?
    I think it might be time to force it into my schedule for sanity's sake, and as a reminder to her that I haven't forgotten about the better days.
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    YuyoDrift reacted to nullmoon in So what's the deal with Glamorous Sky?   
    Thanks very much, guys! 
     
    @YuyoDrift, thank you for transporting me back in time! It's fascinating to hear about Hyde's/L'arc's influence back in the day. Plenty for me to listen to now as well
  9. LOVE!
    YuyoDrift got a reaction from nullmoon in So what's the deal with Glamorous Sky?   
    Half-right. I was around when the original "Glamorous sky" released, and in order to fully understand, we need to backtrack a bit.
     
    The amount of people I knew (mostly girls) that were into VK/Japanese Rock at the time (2001-2005), were also hardcore manga readers (Japanese everything, amirite?), and the series NANA (already been out for maybe a few years) was definitely one of the top selling manga at the time (I'm sure both in Japan and Internationally). Tying HYDE into it, L'Arc~en~Ciel had just recently resumed activities after their hiatus, and it was definitely their song "Ready Steady GO", used in the anime Fullmetal Alchemist, that shot them back up into the limelight here in the USA. Their old albums were dusted off the shelves and played non-stop (there were AMVs for their songs all over the internet at the time), and when people heard that HYDE was composing a new song for the live-adaptation of NANA, to be sung by none-other than Mika Nakashima (who was the main character for the live-film, and already recognized as the music artist she was), the hype got real. So real in fact, that you can check billboards for Japan and any articles online reviewing the song, it was a #1 hit for WEEKS.
     
    I also knew people that were fans and could play the guitar, and apparently "Glamorous Sky" is very easy to understand composition-wise, and can be dissected to play certain parts that the fans are comfortable with, without ruining the song.
     
    I never really looked into the song after about a year of its debut, but with the recent re-recorded version of the song (included in the single Kiss of Death (Produced by Hyde), which was the OP of the anime Darling in the Franxx), I was surprised that the reception to a song that was already 13 or so years old was as good as it was. It was snuck in there, and if it weren't for the advertising, I don't think people would have noticed. I definitely recommend you listen to the 2005 version of "glamorous sky" before checking the 2018 one (her voice has changed slightly in this one, and the emotion of the song is almost non-existent).
     
    Just an FYI, the reception of the song influenced other music companies to implement the same strategy, such as the 2018 version of "A Cruel Angel's Thesis (Zankoku na Tenshi no Tese)", which was used for the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, and sung by Yoko Takahashi. Definitely another heavy hit song of the times before Mika Nakashima.
     
     
    EDIT:
     
    For those wondering, the anime-adaptation of NANA was not that big of an influence to the overall popularity of the series or the song "Glamorous Sky", so much as the Manga/Film was. The anime is now recognized as a "must watch" by those around in the anime scene at that time, but the song by Mika Nakashima/HYDE is separated only by the order in which everything happened. More people will know of the song before they know about the anime/manga they are associated with. Which explains why a lot of "covers" don't reference the series so much as Mika Nakashima herself.
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from ambivalentideal in Difference between male and female vkei fans?   
    I think they may be referring to the fandom as a whole, which I suppose MH would fall into as well.
     
    If I'm reading this right, you're trying to make distinctions as to why VK (and the artists we follow, more specifically) is appealing by old/new fans, and want to specifically correlate the various reasons provided down to the 2 sexes (stay back you others, we don't know what they mean yet)?
     
    I don't think the answers will be so cut/dry as "X" likes this, and "Y" likes that , as you think they'll be. Too many factors at play.
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from psychonnect_rozen in Unpopular Opinion   
    ....... couldn't resist.
     
    That's a hard comparison to argue.
  12. LOLOL
    YuyoDrift reacted to saishuu in D’espairsRay is now on streaming platforms!   
    jesus I read the title and thought they were back for a second and my stomach dropped
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    YuyoDrift reacted to Furik in D’espairsRay is now on streaming platforms!   
    I know their MONSTERS album was up but I noticed a couple days ago that albums likes Coll:Set, MIRROR, and their later albums along with their EPs are now on Spotify and Apple Music from what I’ve seen. Just letting you all know. 👍
  14. I feel ya..
    YuyoDrift reacted to Tokage in Unpopular Opinion   
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    YuyoDrift reacted to IGM_Oficial in JILUKA   
    I personally think that they should re-record "B. A. L. U. S.".
  16. I feel ya..
    YuyoDrift got a reaction from Gesu in ANIME TRASH TALK THREAD   
    Dude, wtf. This is why I hate the fucking weeboo fandom sometimes.
    It's one thing to mention that an anime sucks or that it should never be seen by others, but I'm getting pretty fucking tired of reading people's comments online saying "they should die" or "KYS (name of studio)" because eventually THIS SHIT will be welcomed too.
     
    Edit: My comment is directed to all fandoms for videogames, animation, and film.
  17. LOLOL
    YuyoDrift reacted to SubThatSong in random thoughts thread   
    It's kinda like IKEA, no matter what day of the week it is or what time it is, always too much people
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from Jigsaw9 in 蜉蝣 (Kagerou)   
    Since I'm always listening to throwback albums, I wanted to listen to their first album again this weekend since we now have a remastered version of it from that new "Best-Of" Collection.
     
    I gotta say, unless my nostalgia goggles are on, this entire album sounds brand fucking new to my ears. Almost like I never listened to this album at all before, and that insults me just typing it out, I'm that serious. No surprise to me, I sat through the entire first-listen, it was so good. So good actually, that I had to replay it all over again just to be sure I wasn't dreaming and that it sounds no different to the originals haha.
     
    This is well worth the money for anyone trying to get it.
     
    I'm on their second album right now because I just like what I'm hearing so much. "XII Dizzy" sounds like it took a time machine to yesterday to get recorded haha I hope that doesn't sound off cuz that's the only way to put it into words.
     
    Definitely gonna use these newer versions to make an Artist Intro playlist for sure. Just really gonna be tough picking only a few of them lol.
  19. LOLOL
    YuyoDrift reacted to TheZigzagoon in random thoughts thread   
    On Monday I got high and I started having a panic attack and instead of telling my friend I just knelt down further and further to the floor until I was almost sit/squatting and I got major giggles when I realised this and it calmed me down 
     
    Fun times 👌
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from Komorebi in How do you stream your own music collection?   
    Same as @LIDL. I can fit all my playlists from iTunes onto my current iPhone, which I had organized from scratch long ago, so the need to stream any of it is not necessary.
     
    Should I forego the apple products in the near future though, I'd probably buy a standalone MP3 player and reserve digging through my entire collection through a web-based RDP session like Google Chrome's. I used to always have a separate MP3 player with about 8GBs of room so I can always drag and drop new stuff and listen to it on-the-go, so it wouldn't be hard for me to return to that.
     
    edit: I see @spockitty did the same thing lol
     
    I could always just pay for a streaming service if I want to hear anything US-based too.
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from LIDL in How do you stream your own music collection?   
    Same as @LIDL. I can fit all my playlists from iTunes onto my current iPhone, which I had organized from scratch long ago, so the need to stream any of it is not necessary.
     
    Should I forego the apple products in the near future though, I'd probably buy a standalone MP3 player and reserve digging through my entire collection through a web-based RDP session like Google Chrome's. I used to always have a separate MP3 player with about 8GBs of room so I can always drag and drop new stuff and listen to it on-the-go, so it wouldn't be hard for me to return to that.
     
    edit: I see @spockitty did the same thing lol
     
    I could always just pay for a streaming service if I want to hear anything US-based too.
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from ShTon in Unpopular Opinion   
    I'd say more established cosplayers in general are like this, but even then it's both Japanese and American as a whole, and done purposely for IRL fan service.
    Amateur cosplayers aren't at all like this, and they can be cute and wholesome to boot.
     
    This comes from someone who doesn't understand/care for the whole cosplay thing, but appreciates the reasoning as to why people do it.
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    YuyoDrift got a reaction from nullmoon in How do you stream your own music collection?   
    Same as @LIDL. I can fit all my playlists from iTunes onto my current iPhone, which I had organized from scratch long ago, so the need to stream any of it is not necessary.
     
    Should I forego the apple products in the near future though, I'd probably buy a standalone MP3 player and reserve digging through my entire collection through a web-based RDP session like Google Chrome's. I used to always have a separate MP3 player with about 8GBs of room so I can always drag and drop new stuff and listen to it on-the-go, so it wouldn't be hard for me to return to that.
     
    edit: I see @spockitty did the same thing lol
     
    I could always just pay for a streaming service if I want to hear anything US-based too.
  24. Like
    YuyoDrift got a reaction from spockitty in How do you stream your own music collection?   
    Same as @LIDL. I can fit all my playlists from iTunes onto my current iPhone, which I had organized from scratch long ago, so the need to stream any of it is not necessary.
     
    Should I forego the apple products in the near future though, I'd probably buy a standalone MP3 player and reserve digging through my entire collection through a web-based RDP session like Google Chrome's. I used to always have a separate MP3 player with about 8GBs of room so I can always drag and drop new stuff and listen to it on-the-go, so it wouldn't be hard for me to return to that.
     
    edit: I see @spockitty did the same thing lol
     
    I could always just pay for a streaming service if I want to hear anything US-based too.
  25. Interesting
    YuyoDrift reacted to Original Saku in How do you stream your own music collection?   
    I've used the google play music method in the past and it is indeed convenient, but it has it's limitations (sound quality) and I'm not the biggest fan of the app UI. It is probably the easiest method though.
     
    I currently use a slightly more complicated method to stream my collection to my devices, but in the end the SQ and other advantages are worth the extra hassle.
     
    Foobar2000 w/ foo_upnp plugin (Source Machine) -> Bubbleupnp Server (Source Machine) -> Bubbleupnp Mobile app
     
    Basically you have a foobar installation running with your media library loaded  and foo_upnp server running then configure bubbleupnp server on the same machine to work with foobar upnp server. at this point all you need to do is configure the bubbleupnp app to receive the server from your source machine and voila full quality FLAC files on the go as well as your full collection anywhere.
     
    You can also use other media servers other than foobar, I just use foobar because it's convenient since I already use it and it's always open on my PC anyways. But you could use something like servio and accomplish the same thing as well as videos and pictures too.
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