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17 October 2010 @ 11:05 pm
Thanks a lot, gaijin-haters  
In response to certain posts, and the fact that my journal has become a lot less interesting since I left Japan, it is highly possible that I will be cutting down my f-list significantly and locking everything.

Too little too late, I know. I could have kept more things private this whole time, but my ego drove me to be public about my adventures.

...And being closed up would just make more people accuse me of being an elitist Zuka snob. *ironic laugh*

Anyway. Sorry, folks. I promise to keep in touch with those of you to whom I still owe things until our business is done.

But seriously. I just do not need this post-Japan hurt right now.

Re: Yuki R&J cast... Whatever, Hankyuu, seriously what. ever.
Current Mood: blankblank
Es ist Zeit zu Leben.violet_tango on October 18th, 2010 06:13 am (UTC)
If you decide rather to not read my zuka posts, that would be fine with me, as I know we have very different points of view on many things, in that case I could put you only on my personal filter.
I want to keep reading your posts because they interest me, both zuka and personal things.

(And concerning japanese fans... I know enough people who proved me the opposite of what Elise wrote, plus there are idiots in any fandom. I'd say lock all your entries, and don't pay more attention to them. You're awesome, and you're definitely not an elitist Zuka snob. Absolutely definitely not.)
Julie: alice pinkwao_wao on October 24th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
I may not always have the same opinion as you, but that doesn't mean I don't respect and value your opinion ♥ We've known each other for too long for me to drop you from my list over something that obviously isn't even remotely your fault.

Anyway, still trying to decide about locking down everything or not...
michiru42: PGSM Dark Mercurymichiru42 on October 18th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
Agree on the R&J cast. >_<

On locking your journal, I'll miss you if you boot me, but you gotta do what you gotta do. *hugs* I hope you feel better, whatever you decide.
Julie: alice ayane heartwao_wao on October 24th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC)
I do feel better, and even if I cut down my friends list I don't think I could drop you :) ♥ I like hearing your opinions and value the discussions we've had on LJ ^_^
magenta07: tomu <3magenta07 on October 18th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
i agree with violet_tango, you don't come across as an elitist snob at all!
personally, i would love it if i could still read your entries, since i live in north america and don't speak japanese; therefore, these blogs are my only connection to zuka. but if you feel you must, i completely understand. it makes me sad that this is happening, though.

hope you're adjusting well to moving out of japan :)
Julie: alice windowwao_wao on October 24th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)
Well, since everyone has been so supportive, I guess I can't completely shut down immediately ^^;;; Thank you for reading and enjoying my journal. It really means a lot that so many people commented saying nice things :) ♥
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Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: takarazuka - mii-chan salutedramaturgca on October 18th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
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Julie: alice pinkwao_wao on October 22nd, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
*blushes* Gosh, if you were going through my archives you should've warned me with a comment or two... I'm sure they're hideously embarrassing, but thank you all the same ♥
Beth Winter: todesglocken - Hypnosbwinter on October 18th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
You're one of the most accessible of the "experienced fans", and your posts were invaluable in encouraging me to support the revue, especially the musumeyaku. I think the Japanese fans are very privileged in that they have access to experienced fans by just approaching them in the theatre - we have it much harder, scattered across the globe!

Here's hoping that both events and mood turn for you :)
Julie: alice windowwao_wao on October 22nd, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
Thank you. It's hard, to have tried very much to be a "good" fan and at the same time be accessible to the fandom in general. No matter what nasty things a few anonymous people may say, it's encouraging to feel that I've been a positive influence on other fans ♥
quinquinquinquin on October 18th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
It would be a bit sad if you ended up locking down your journal because you've always given the impression of really liking to introduce new people to Takarazuka and to share the experience. But you should do what feels best for you.
As for the "haters" there will always be people whining about what other people do. You can never please them all and unfortunately they are very good at finding "weak spots" to attack.
Julie: alice ed disguisewao_wao on October 22nd, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
What disturbs me is that these faceless internet creeps can't possibly know me well enough to specifically get at any "weak spots" of mine. But they do seem to know something -- I think we've taken for granted that Japanese fans don't bother with LJ and the English-speaking community, but my paranoid mind is starting to think at least a few have been "watching" us...
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3peanuts3peanuts on October 18th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
We've discussed the "lofty snob attitude" topic when we've met, so I'm not lingering on it. If people were a little more respectful of others (if not of rules), there wouldn't be any need for a "high level of self-protection that can so easily be mistaken for uptightedness" attitude.

As for me, I've experienced any kind of reaction from Japanese fans. I've simply stopped caring, considering I am lucky enough to belong to one of the most open and good spirited fanclubs.

I've learnt a lot reading your LJ and I must admit your adventures have always been a huge motivational factor, even in a "not very nice" way (3p's thoughts two years ago: "If a small Amerikaner can do it, then I can do it too. Even better!").

It would be quite a loss, but if you feel like booting me, feel free to.
Julie: alice ayane heartwao_wao on October 22nd, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
I can't believe you would think I might cut you! Anyone who reads my real life journal is someone I trust :) It wouldn't make sense to drop you over something that you clearly had no part in ♥
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tsuki_in_sora on October 18th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
. . .

Screw 2ch-ers. Screw 8ch-ers. Screw them. Screw them. SCREW THEM.

I hope you'll still be an LJ user, though, and stick around and drop off messages, etc. I'll miss all the quirky chats we've had :( Of course I'll miss reading your entries too, but in the end it's your choice and I'll admit it's probably a wise one.
Julie: alice katherine cutewao_wao on October 22nd, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
Even if I am falling behind on my friends list, I don't know if I'll ever be able to give up LJ completely. And I wish I could have another crazy comment-string with you, if only we hit upon the right subject... Actually, I think I owe you a message anyway...
Mori Shimonu: all these sweet nothingsflower_ballet on October 18th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
I can understand if you cut me, since we don't share a lot of likes within Zuka fandom, but I wanted to let you know that I've fully enjoyed following your journal until now and often felt that you provided a window for me into the Japanese fandom - even now when you're not actually in Japan.
Julie: alice pinkwao_wao on October 22nd, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
That's very kind of you. I feel bad that I never comment on your journal, although I do usually read it... Anyway, I'm not making any rash decisions quite yet :)
Jencaithion on October 18th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Everyone together has joined to make a lovely community, but the problem with being a community is that we stand out that much more.

I'm sorry people are so vicious. It makes me a bit ill. But I'm glad for all the people on that thread who also tried to talk sense into others; it gives me some hope for humanity.
palais: yuuhi: eyerollpalais on October 18th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
Never a more appropriate time for this icon.
But I'm glad for all the people on that thread who also tried to talk sense into others; it gives me some hope for humanity.

Against my better judgment, I read through the thread as well, and have to echo this. 2ch is still a vile place, as is any anonymous board, but at least it seems foreigner-bashing is falling out of vogue. There will always be idiots, but I suppose all we can do is pity them and do our best to carry on with our own lives and pay them as little mind as we can.
Re: Never a more appropriate time for this icon. - wao_wao on October 24th, 2010 08:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Kya: godfatherpinkpapyrus on October 18th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
I think you're spiffy, and people who are mean to you suck. ♥
可愛い女隊長さん: Maa-chan and Fuu-chan <3midoriseppen on October 18th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
^ This this this.
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cosmos14: joincosmos14 on October 18th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
*pats pats* hope things will work out soon. :(
there are people like that in every fandom. but, what i think... Zuka fandom is a lot sensitive than the other fandoms i went to. :p

but, keep smiling. :)
Julie: alice pinkwao_wao on October 24th, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
It's true, we are an extremely romantic and overly-sensitive bunch of people ^__^;;

Anyway, thank you :)
An old diary.: MO - Reflectionhappy_riceball on October 18th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
I can't read the second link, and I don't have the heart to run it through a translator, but just knowing it's off an anonymous board broods bad things. I'm so sorry you read these things. Please, don't pay people like that any mind.

You are not, and have never come off, as some "elitist Zuka snob". You've always been friendly, kind, and exceedingly helpful. It's your choice to do whatever you would like with your blog, but I would love to read more from you and keep in touch, zuka or otherwise. ♥ *hugs*

Julie: alice ayane heartwao_wao on October 24th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Well I can assure you I would never drop you from my list, because you are an even more sweet and friendly person than I am :-*

(I know I shouldn't read 2chan etc, but sometimes the horrible curiosity is overpowering >__<;;)
filante_saikou on October 18th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
A lot has already been said in all of the comments, so I won't add to it. I will say that it was refreshing for me to read your journal, especially about musumeyaku ♥ And I do enjoy reading whatever posts you put, zuka or not. Haters in every fandom are always the most vocal, and that's never fun. But there are always that much more who aren't.

In any case, you always rock! ♥
Julie: alice hermia dekiruwao_wao on October 24th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
Haters in every fandom are always the most vocal

This should never be true. The thought of it only feeds my desire to bounce back in a positive way, because it's absolutely no fun to be negative. Thank you -- for that insight, and for your support in general :) ♥