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12 December 2007 @ 01:50 am
Hurrah for ungodly hours of the morning!  
Because skin_scene brought this to my attention.

First things first, I went all pouty at the prospect of more solo work and less L'Arc--but not a lot, since they've disappointed me a pretty good deal with all their craptastic P'UNK c/ws on their singles. Like I've said before, screaming "ONE TWO SREE GO!" and blasting an old song slightly sped up and slightly louder does not a new song make. I don't care what your line-up is. But whatever, I got over it.

Clearly other people aren't keen on it from the looks of the comments that I peeked into. And don't know 'bout the rest of you (are there even any more L'Arc fans who read this journal aside from nanani and a few others? Heh ^^;) but I really hate fans like that, who think just 'cause they've loved the band thiiiiiiiiiiis long means they're entitled to said band bowing down to all their whims and desires or else "they won't be a fan much longer!"

Really, do they really think the band cares? Would they have released bravery--I think it was?--way back when if they were afraid of pissing fans off? L'Arc's always been known to doing whatever the hell they want and they're not likely going to stop just 'cause some fans are crying over "having waited 2.5 years for more L'Arc!" especially if they're going to be releasing new L'Arc material over 2008/2009 anyway.

Seriously. Some fans' public entitlement complex, it blows so hard. Honestly, if you're going to complain, do it in your own journal where you can also supply the cheese to go with that whine.

In other news... last exam tomorrow, whoo-yeah! After that and a few last minute hash-ups, I am so ready for hardcore Christmasy things like spending loads of money on other people and planning how to decorate my house ('cause I can't really do anything here in Waterloo). *hearts* Hell if it won't feel like a little slice of freedom before the whole stoning thing.
Current Mood: worriedworried
Current Music: A Perfect Circle - Let's Have a War
sapphy梨: [Stock] no babies allowedsapphynashi on December 12th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)
Whoa! Damn, that post didn't set off any alarms when I first saw it. Aw, crap, aokipunk and vvxx69 were being troublesome earlier too. Give me a minute and I'll do something modly because demands and bitching like that just aren't necessary.
Stephaniemirroredsakura on December 13th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
What else have they done? (because I'm curious now and am bored without impending exams about to bludgeon me ^^;)
sapphy梨: [Super Junior] thinking about yousapphynashi on December 14th, 2007 05:32 am (UTC)
They were both complaining about Gackt being mentioned in conjunction with Hyde. *rolls eyes* If the post in question was a rabid GakuHai thing, I'd understand, but it only happened to mention Gackt in name, and vvxx69 started hating on the pairing and Moon Child in her usual !!!!-of-rage way. Though she's also a member of gacktxhyde so god only knows. If she's a troll, she's trolling poorly. XD
Stephaniemirroredsakura on December 14th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
Heh I went hunting for the post in question and... wow. Honestly do they have nothing better to do than trash other people's pairings and blow things up way more out of proportion than need be? That's just kind of sad all around. o.O;
Hare: bluish lemorteimachang on December 12th, 2007 11:26 am (UTC)
L`Arc is a band full of artists. I love L`Arc and I love the solos than come from it. I'm ok with them doing their own thing or being together. It's kinda mean to just start hating Hyde or Yuki or Ken or Tetsu just because they want to do their own thing for a bit. L`Arc has been together for so long it's impressive that they're still even together.
Stephaniemirroredsakura on December 13th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing it was one of those spur-of-the-moment screeches like "OH GOD I HATE THE INTERNETS MY DOWNLOAD IT R DED" (something which I shrieked not ten minutes ago, or at least something along those lines) but still, if you're going to be so public about it and keep wangsting...
Hareimachang on December 13th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Well the opinion itself just makes me wonder. Either she was kinda young or she was kinda immature. Either or, it was kinda irrational to say. lol I'm hoping it really was just a spur of the moment thing. *prays on a pipe dream*
Nananinanani on December 12th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
8D Hi.

I LOVE P'UNK XD It's so fun and pointless 8D

I am dissapointed about the solo news, but it's not the same as some kind of "entitlement". That IS really stupid, kinda like that girl who decided not to buy L'Arc goods because Japan still hunts whales. It's totally disconnected from reality...

And as I was reminded, they are the band that can do anything. Who are we to complain?
Stephaniemirroredsakura on December 13th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
They are fun and pointless and perhaps 'craptastic' weren't exactly the way I should've described them (I'm still stuck on the one or two songs which I hated for the utter lack of originality beyond the opening scream ^^;) and I wouldn't mind a P'UNK album all to itself, just like yuki's ectomorphed works. I just sit here and wonder if they're going to go through their entire past discog P'UNKing it up?
OTP<2000: MYV XD - DOH!snowqueenofhoth on December 12th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)

I'm a fan. I'm reading.
I just... am not particularly in the fandom at the moment. I vaguely follow comms for news and the like, but. Too much wank to deal with them most of the time. *lazy*
Stephaniemirroredsakura on December 13th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
Hehe yeah, I know the feeling. I don't usually get myself involved in the fandom wank either but occasionally I'm linked to it, or I'm curious and read up on it myself. 'Course me being me just hies off to my own journal to comment on it if I have anything to say 'cause my comments on any given subject are usually unstructured and looooong.
OTP<2000snowqueenofhoth on December 13th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
I totally bitch about things in my own journal. Under flock. No need to start things with people, because it's pointless and mostly really lame. ^_^
lordstarfish on December 12th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
Ehh, I was laughing about people saying 'I'M GOING TO HATE HYDE FOREVER' & stuff like that, but you're right about it needing to be in their own journal if they're going to complain.

I'm excited about a tour if he starts introducing new material. Actually, I'm just pretty much in love with whatever L'Arc, collectively or otherwise, does & since they're going to do whatever they want to anyway, might as well embrace & support what they choose to do.

&I've not been liking the P'Unk songs either, except for this new one - I WISH is playin' alllll the time xD
Stephaniemirroredsakura on December 13th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
I actually don't think I heard the latest one. It is very difficult keeping up with music when I haven't my own computer to download it on. Other people keep wanting theirs back, Steph doesn't want to start downloading random stuff onto it, etc, etc.

I will catch up soon! But in the meantime... I don't know. I don't mind the P'UNKed songs in their own right (the P'UNKed version of Round and Round made me gleeful and heart for example) but... single after single after single? Shrug, I'm just wishing for a break and at least one new c/w before they P'UNK their whole discography. At least D'ARK had their own songs, loud and screechy though they may've been. ;p
lordstarfish on December 13th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
I loved Round & Round~ & you should hear I WISH 2007. I think they know when they make a better one, since they made a video for that one [albeit most of it's just live footage with sparklies thrown everywhere]
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Stephaniemirroredsakura on December 13th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
I guess you could... the term 'fan' is pretty broad after all, and pretty much envelopes everyone from the admiring to the crazy. At least they're not flying to Japan just to, like, grab a hunk of grass off the band's lawns or something and save it as a family treasure for their children to worship or some such.

And thank you! I'm DOOOONE and life can pretend to be good again for a little while. ^_^
Melanie: Laruku // Rainbow4am_secret on December 12th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
The thing that confuses me is... how is it difficult to remain a fan with no new releases, exactly? I'm not having any trouble at all, myself, and how many bands are there that don't even EXIST anymore yet people are still fans?

I don't know, I get that some people may not care for all of the solo stuff, or any of it, but I think they've found a nice balance between working with each other, and doing their own thing. Can't make everyone happy, and all :)
Stephaniemirroredsakura on December 13th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oh I know. They've got a pretty extensive discography behind their backs, more than you could say about a lot of bands. I became a fan of theirs during their big break/psuedo-split so I know for a fact that I've managed just fine.

If they can stay fans after "waiting 2.5 years!!" they can deal for a lot longer, I'd think. o.O;
Iriaca: icon-hydefaithpham_intoxicatnfaded_poetry on December 12th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
i was reading that same entry and thinking WTF?! as well. not to news of the solo, because i have no problems with l'arc's solo and i'm unbashedly a fan of hyde's armpits. ^_^
but to react like that is just... degrading.
l'arc (or any other band for that matter) is made up of individuals, and being the musicians they are, i'm pretty sure they want to once in awhile, give people a taste of their own stuff, instead of a regular band style. oh heck, even if for no reason, they can do whatever they want now; just because they can.

really... the dramatic whining!
Stephaniemirroredsakura on December 13th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Hurray for putting down the band they say they love, and all.

And hahahaha I will never be able to forget that one fic on Pieces long long ago that involved Hyde's pit hair consuming the world--or at least the rest of the band. Oh the memories!