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27 April 2014 @ 08:36 pm
Yo, I'm back!  

So it's been like two years. If anyone's still out there, reading this, please say hello!

I haven't been into the JE fandom in a very long time. I don't know why, but I just started listening to other thing. Like Mika. He's awesome. Also I grew up. I'm like an adult now. I'm 20 years old. I've lived in Stockholm in my own apartment for almost 9 months, studied in uni. I decided to take a break this semester though, so now (tomorrow actually) I'm going back to Finland to stay there and figure out what to do next. Seems like my mental health wasn't good enough to get through my studies (or even live alone).

Anyway, a few days ago I started re-listening (that's a word) to some HSJ and Kanjani8 and stuff. And it's like falling in love again. I sit there, watching old videos, smiling like a crazy person. Reading some fics, watching old dramas and everything, and I just love it. That's why I decided to check LJ out again, to see if anyone's still here. I might have to join some new communities (seems like some of the old ones died out) and try finding some new friends, but still: here I am, ready to take up the fangirling. (OK, not all parts of it. Spending hundreds of euros on singles is just not an option anymore.)

Ok, let's see how this goes then!

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platishaplatt: go_greenplatishaplatt on April 29th, 2014 11:47 am (UTC)
Hello! :)

I feel obligated to comment on this post 'cause the same thing happened to me (fandom-wise). I think it was 10 months ago when I started browsing my Kanjani8 collection again after a long time - about 2 and a half years. And, yeah, love is still alive!

<3
chiaki94chiaki94 on April 29th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's lovely! I think it's very easy to fall in love with Kanjani8, they always give me good feeling, like being "home". However, sometimes you just need a break from JE and the fangirling and everything. At least for me it got stressful trying to keep up with everything.
So, do you know anything about what K8 are doing nowadays, or where all the fans are (at least I don't see them much in my feed)? :)
platishaplattplatishaplatt on April 30th, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
Have to agree with you on that - K8 gives this nice vibe with their music. I took a break from fangirling 'cause real life needed focus.

I've noticed that K8 communities are not as active as before especially the subbing teams. Old links for download goodies are mostly dead, too.

K8 is filming/already filmed Eight Ranger movie 2. It might be just me but the promotional poster is really creative (saw it somewhere in arama). Oh, and if you'll notice, all their singles since Life~ are sound tracks for member's movie or drama... Still catching up from the 2 years break so I can't share much to you.

~~,

chiaki94chiaki94 on April 30th, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, I haven't even watched the first ER movie yet (*ashamed*). I was waiting for subs, and then I took a break so I just never saw it. I have to watch it now instead! :)

Yeah, I noticed they've released a lot of singles! I just calculated that it would cost me about 30000 yen to buy some CDs and DVDs I've missed by my favorite groups, and then I was actually picky. Sorry Johnny, but it just won't happen xD

platishaplattplatishaplatt on May 1st, 2014 05:37 am (UTC)
:)

Yeah, that is a hefty amount and my cost of living is not particularly getting any cheaper either.

If I have that enough money, maybe I would rather try my luck out and ballot for tickets in a live tour. It is my fangirling life long dream after all.
chiaki94chiaki94 on May 1st, 2014 07:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, I understand! Long gone are the times when you could spend all your money on CDs. Now you have to live, and eat, and stuff ;)

That's my dream as well! And I was planning on going to Japan in the near future (maybe in the next year or two), so it seems smarter to save up for that.

platishaplattplatishaplatt on May 1st, 2014 09:28 am (UTC)
I like that - live and eat and stuff. I fondly call mine "semi-independent" life.

Well, good luck to us fangirls. I plan on making that trip in the near future, too. :)