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General chat / How did you discover X Japan?
« on: July 25, 2009, 10:50:47 PM »
I was looking through the forums and I found a topic that asks WHEN you got into X Japan, but not HOW. So I figured I'd start one >.> If there by any chance already is a thread like this, please disregard this one.

So, everyone, how exactly did you stumble across X? Was an accident? Curiosity? A friend's recommendation?

My personal story (apologies if it's a bit long) :

I became an X fan in May of 2007. I was fairly new to all Japanese music then, the few artists I knew being T.M.Revolution, Gackt, and L'arc~en~Ciel. I joined a J-music forum in the hope of learning more, and I kept seeing X Japan's name all over the place there. I was kind of scared of everything that had to do with visual kei at the beginning, since it was a little intimidating, and seeing oldies X with enormous hair and leather didn't really help me much. So, when I first listened to them, I didn't really like them much at all. I didn't really like their classic rock sound and Toshi's voice was very difficult for me to get used to.

However, I was very curious about the band itself, so one day I decided to just look them up and see if I could learn a little bit about them. hide's story especially drew me in, and as I learned about who he was and how he had passed on, everything just seemed to fall into place - it was like I'd always been meant to be an X fan, in a way. Suddenly their music sounded amazing, Toshi's voice was perfect, and I could not get enough of the music, the videos, the information. I listened to X every single day for about a month, I think.

If I found anything strange, however, it's how familiar hide seems to me. The way his voice sounds, his face, his music, all looks and sounds like I knew it before. It's kind of like that feeling you get when you're trying to remember the name or the face of somebody you used to know and just can't anymore. But my family had never heard of X Japan until I got into them, and I can't remember ever listening to them before. I'm still trying to figure that one out.

But, thanks to X, I like and can remember a lot of new things now. I love classic rock and classical music, I'm not as shy as I used to be, and I've made tons of friends. I just think it's really magical that a group of people like X are able to bring together all the corners of the world to enjoy their music - just look at this forum! :D

Anyways, enough about me; what about all of you? Feel free to go on and on since I just did >.>

Forum Games / Things you hate
« on: July 06, 2009, 06:48:21 AM »
I hope I'm not getting myself in trouble with this one XD It is in no way meant to harm anyone or hurt peoples' feelings, or take your anger out on anyone XD But since there's a "random facts" list and a couple of other topics like "Things that pissed you off" or "Things you liked" I figured I'd start something like this. I hope everyone behaves! ^^;

I hate...

- Haters! XD
- Repeating myself
- People who think they're all that
- TROLLS (not the monster kind, though they aren't very appealing either XD)
- Pepper
- Being sick
- Being talked about
- Being judged
- That I care too much what people think
- Explaining really simple things to people
- Cold weather
- The golfers that hit my house!
- Being far away from a lot of my friends
- My hair! D: It takes forever to straighten
- People who don't bother to try and understand your point of view

Haha, okay, I think I'm done, before people start thinking I hate everything in the world XD So, um...have fun with this?

General chat / Funny stories/experiences involving X
« on: May 13, 2009, 11:46:31 PM »
I was inspired to create this thread because of something that happened yesterday...which I will now explain XD

I was sitting in science class taking notes, and I was already finished writing everything down and I was waiting for my teacher to go on. When I have nothing to do I usually daydream, so I looked down and started thinking of X, which is the topic I usually daydream about XD I'm a little bit of a Heath fangirl, so my thoughts wandered over to him, and as I was sitting there thinking my teacher yells out "HEATH!" really, really loudly, and I swear I almost passed out from shock right at that moment because I honestly thought he was reading my mind. (He knows nothing about X btw; no one really knows I like them XD) So I looked up and my teacher is staring at this kid sleeping at the table across from me, and this kid's name is KEITH. XDDD And he woke up and was really confused and my teacher started laughing because he messed up his name, and I'm still sitting there going O______O because I'm still in shock. XDDD But I had to try really hard to not laugh, just because it was so coincidental.

So, has anyone else ever had some weird experience or story to tell involving X? Peoples' reactions, parents, friends, whatever! Share if you would like :D

Drawings / Yoshiki watercolor project (finished!)
« on: May 10, 2009, 06:21:12 PM »
We were just assigned our final art piece for the year, and it's going to be a watercolor. We're allowed to put anything we want on it, so I chose Yoshiki. :] Thankfully we're using watercolor pencils so it won't be AS messy, but still.

I got a great idea from my friend on how to do the project, since I fail at drawing; what she did was put a piece of carbon paper underneath the images she wanted to use and traced it onto the watercolor paper, and then colored the shapes in and painted them. So that's what I'm going to do, just because it's easier.

I haven't started it yet, but I've laid it out. Here's a pic of how it'll look (hopefully), and I'll update as I get further.

Some of it got cut off, but it's X-era Yoshiki with a blue rose in his mouth, a black rose behind his head and then two white and one purple roses in the background. I think it's going to look really nice, it'll just...take forever...

Update: Here's the sketch version. It's not very detailed (esp. the hair) because I'll catch all of that with the watercolor :D

Offtopic / last.fm!
« on: May 06, 2009, 07:51:14 PM »
If you're up to it, why not post up the link to your last.fm profile (if you have one)? The more friends the better ^^

I'll go first!


TV / Movies / Anime / Seen any good anime lately?
« on: February 12, 2009, 12:02:47 AM »
I don't consider myself an especially big anime fan like I was back in the day (read: 4 years ago) but I do like to watch it from time to time to see if my taste has come back yet. Lately I've been watching Neon Genesis Evangelion, Samurai 7 and Fruits Basket.

Anyone out there have something good to recommend to me (or others)? I'm not picky, though I do seem to have a passion for mecha anime. If you've seen something that really moved you or made you laugh so hard you fell out of your chair, post it here and we can all check it out :]

Fanmade music videos / hide tribute project 2008 - video
« on: January 02, 2009, 06:22:53 PM »
I made this for hide memorial day last year; I'd begun working it on when my computer crashed and I lost all of my data, so I had to start from scratch with only a few weeks to go before May 2. I managed to finish on time and I think it looks nice ^^ I would have used a Youtube link, but when I uploaded it there it was taken down within a few days due to copyright issues (and I'd gotten 10,000 hits too...)


Drawings / One drawing of hide...
« on: December 31, 2008, 08:54:00 PM »
Did this for his birthday this year. Hand-drawn/inked/colored. I think it took 5-6 hours.

My scanner turned the bottom part gray but it still looks good, I think.

Wallpapers / My humble contributions
« on: December 31, 2008, 08:46:29 PM »
I have a really ancient version of Photoshop and I'm pretty much a n00b at it so bear with me. Even so I think these look great. ^^ They're all in 1440x900 since that's my screen size and I make them for myself, but they're easily resized if you have a smaller screen. Some are from last year while the better-looking ones >.> are from this year. XD

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