I got inspired by this fandom post on Asian Junkie and another post discussing International and Korean fans in Kpop fandom. Even the UnitedKpop post on race got my brain buzzing.

As someone who used to be a regular contributor in many kinds of fandoms ranging from Rurouni Kenshin, Heroes to Jrock music fangirling and a lot more in the days (yes I used to be a rabid fangirl who did those bad things like bashing characters and regretted it), I have recently developed an understanding as to why a large number of native Asians tend to be...selfish and not always wanting to share their fandom culture. Mainly because it's started to happen to me as I get older. I think this is a bad sign.

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I've not been doing the rounds on the Nightwish fandom, as much as I still like the band with all my heart and with the departure of Anette. I guess I just don't like it when fandoms get rabid or high and mighty :/
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Gok's tweet about The Guardian giving him a bad review got me thinking on the documentary itself and I've been reading other responses towards this.

Marmite effect )
I don't object to dogs and genuinely think they can be adorable as well as loyal pets. What I do object to is the shear hate that cats get (mostly from "dog lovers"). I've been noticing this from certain people IRL.

nyaaaaaaan )
I never really write about sports but I just had to add something to the recent Wimbledon tournament and the fact I'm rather sick of the insane bashing towards a tennis player. My thoughts won't be as good as a lot of other fans' posts that I managed to find on Tumblr (links will be included) however this has been bothering me a lot and I had to write it all down.

are we human or are we dancer )

Phew *gets off soapbox*
I never really write about sports but I just had to add something to the recent Wimbledon tournament and the fact I'm rather sick of the insane bashing towards a tennis player. My thoughts won't be as good as a lot of other fans' posts that I managed to find on Tumblr (links will be included) however this has been bothering me a lot and I had to write it all down.

are we human or are we dancer )

Phew *gets off soapbox*
This post will probably make no sense but there's a certain viewpoint which bugs me in fandoms...

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sytycd )

Someone I used to work with set me off on a Twitter defence hunt because I was curious and I came across two articles of interest - this and this I would like to point out that taking the piss out of every single Twitter user or any general Social media website user and singling them out as lonely, emo posers is quite the insult to those who don't follow the loner loser with lack of brains 'stereotype.'

Mind you I didn't open a Twitter account to get followers or seek attention. I did it to update quick random things of many subjects but also to follow updates on musicians, actors or writers. Much like my reason for opening Myspace in the first place. It's also to hear samples of bands. If that is a crime, then hang me now already. I don't ask people to follow me. I don't expect people to follow me. I am there for the quick updates -from myself on the move or others- and if possible ask questions about books, gigs or competitions sometimes I get a reply back too even though it's never expected if famous stars have 1000 followers or more

People tweet about the most randomest things. It's up to them how personal they want to get in their tweets though yes it can be OTT but not ever single twitterer is like this. Not everyone wants to know you are in labour thanks!! Yes some folks would need to vent at a particular moment and tweet it. Let them do it. Honestly if you think people's tweets are crap or meaningless, don't bother reading them. Go read your Hentai or sneer at people doing ghastly things in the I'm a Celeb jungle or whatever >_>
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  • 11:09:27: Never quite understood the ultimate Bill Compton hate. It’s sadly reminiscent of hate towards Angel, Stefan... http://tumblr.com/xlu6l71qj
  • 12:25:32: So much for the Nana shirt not being available anymore. I was hoping it would mark a new direction in what I... http://tumblr.com/xlu6l8nyw
  • 19:29:06: @stephenashfield @molloyofficial ahaha thanks for the heads up. I'll try to spot you :)
  • 20:36:38: #dow Di and Mark still amaze me and I really am starting to like Caroline and James. I sometimes want to hug Harry T_T
  • 20:37:41: #dow Heather and Paul - I felt sad they got eliminated (Paul's kinda cute xD). Actually I think I'll be angsty each week when a couple goes
  • 21:21:44: Rd 1 - Darius actually charmed me in front of the camera and sang that song better. Bernie holding strong. Let's see what happens next.
  • 21:51:49: Brindisi singing by mentors and finalists - me liked!!
  • 22:04:48: I was rooting for Darius tonight. Bernie was still great but Darius just performed so damn good. Congrats.
  • 22:27:29: @joshgroban http://twitpic.com/146q50 - Great pic :D
  • 22:47:19: Video: Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas doing Paso Doble and getting a perfect 10 from all judges. Brilliant... http://tumblr.com/xlu6lq1jo

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Before I post my wacky Heroes and SPN reaction posts I have to comment on the following article which caught my eye while I was checking my emails

14-year-old British schoolgirl set to top Japanese charts --> Young Otaku

I knew the comments on the page would be completely against what this girl was doing. Comments such as this girl needs a life, she won't last long in fame, how dare she put a Japanese accent on, Britain has no talent etc etc. In other words it's bashing. It also means some Brits are not familiar with Japanese culture and Animanga. Got to say it drives me nuts when no matter how many times I tell people the difference between Anime and Manga they ignore my explanation.

I always get the impression that Anime and Manga is underrated in the UK. You may have noticed the boom of Pokemon, Bleach and Naruto in their dubbed and clean cut glory D: on the kids channels but generally, it's just not... 'mainstream' enough. Brits are all about the X Factor, Big Brother and British soaps. The idea of Animanga isn't really open. I think this is a shame. Other European countries and elsewhere like USA or Canada are more familiar with it. Asia of course know its existence. But here... even after getting into Anime and Manga in 1999 I feel this art is not appreciated as openly as it should be.

I could go to France and see enough Manga franchise to get me shallow fangirly if necessary. It's nice to see more Anime DVDs showing up in HMV and Virgin stores as well as Manga novels in bookstores. But it's not really getting the right kind of attention. The promotion isn't as widespread. However I have seen more British fans at cons who are brave enough to cosplay random characters many are not going to recognise, unless one is in the same fandom as them.

Firstly I have to say what the hell is wrong with putting a Japanese accent on? My relatives say I sound too English when I speak Chinese so I do my best to put a proper accent on when I speak and here I see this haters tell the girl to not put a Japanese on?! WTH? It's great when someone pronounces a foreign word accurately, right? Mind boggling logic here.

The girl, ok she's 14, being daft in front the camera but she's acting like her cosplay character Haruhi. Imagine if this was a 20 something woman doing the exact same thing I think she'd get an even bigger whacking in the head by viewers. What is wrong with the girl acting cute? It's how a lot of the young Japanese schoolgirls are in Anime!! Of course there are pervs who have a fetish for schoolgirls. Japan is well-known for their Hentai franchise and pervy tendencies but they're smart and well-mannered.

The girl got the cute Japanese girl behaviour which was probably what caught the eye of the Jpop industry. She wasn't seeking fame from what I read. It just happened. As she said, "This is just a bit of fun, dancing to Japanese culture." I see nothing wrong with this. At least she remembered the dance steps. I can't even remember all of Psycho Le Cemu's Gekiai Merry Go Round dance. The acting all cute may have been OTT but then hey we're talking Animanga here. Japanese voice actors like their emotion and the right kind of male voice might be enough to make me swoon.

Also bugged by the idea that Anime and Manga are for kids. Such a big myth. If it was for kids I'd be lending cynics copies of my Yami no Matsuei DVDs or tell them to look up tentacle porn or Boku No Sexual Harassment D: *pulls hair in frustration*

Another clip on same story but from Sky News

Just to elaborate on one of my tweets...

omg haven't used these tags in ages

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Remember that embarrassing rant by Christian Bale...
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xoxo )

crossover )

Obviously this is going to be edited like crazy as I read more of the original GG novels but I had to get some thoughts down before I explode.
I less than three her I really do but seriously... )

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