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  • My ramblings on WORLD MAKER by exist†trace

    Posted on 17 October, 2014 (3 days ago) by Nightgaze · 40 views · 0 comments · 3 likes

    Howdie ho! How are y'all doing? It's been a month! How dare I take such a hiatus from writing journals! I'm sure you all missed my wonderful ramblings (or not which is cool too) So I know I promised an update journal like 2-3 weeks ago but ScReW that! For now at least... because I got exist†trace's WORLD MAKER album! So as you guys can probably can guess I've been obsessing over it since I got it! So I thought I'm gonna talk about it! This isn't a review per ...

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    Howdie ho! How are y'all doing? It's been a month! How dare I take such a hiatus from writing journals! I'm sure you all missed my wonderful ramblings (or not which is cool too) So I know I promised an update journal like 2-3 weeks ago but ScReW that! For now at least... because I got exist†trace's WORLD MAKER album! So as you guys can probably can guess I've been obsessing over it since I got it! So I thought I'm gonna talk about it! This isn't a review per se because let's face it I don't know much about the technicalities of music and I don't pretend to so instead of calling it a review I'm calling it a rambling~ Also other people do reviews on here and I want to be different dammit! :p
    So first here's a picture of the album and the other merch I got:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0BE4x9IYAA5OOs.jpg:large
    NightGAZE AT IT'S GLORIOUSNESS!
    lol anyways I'll get to the part y'all are waiting for! My thoughts on the album~ Before I talk about the songs I'm going to say I really love this album personally I think it's their best work~ And I am aware a lot of people don't like the new exist†trace or Miko singing and everyone things that they've become a pop band and blah blah blah but I have to say I love the direction that they're going in~ Personally I like seeing a band stretch outside of their comfort zone and try new things and in this album exist†trace proves that they can still rock as you will see later on in this rambling~

    Track 1: WORLD MAKER- Leading off the album we have WORLD MAKER which is a fantastic opening track! It's a really nice light rock song where Miko and Jyou's voices resonate extremely well together with amazing instrumentals~ And the PV looks beautiful~ Those who've seen the preview should have an idea of what the video is like but the full version gets even more awesome with them standing on the sun at the end~ And as for the lyrics the fanclub gave out a special lyric card that had the translation for the song and I must say I love the meaning behind this song~ Basically it's about being yourself and not letting anyone stand in your way which is a great message and I totally believe in that 100%

    Track 2: DIAMOND- You should know what I think of this song by now with my review on the single and the fact that this was my favourite song of 2013~ What more do I need to say?

    Track 3: Spiral Daisakusen- I already went over my initial reactions to this song when the PV was released so there's not much more I can say other than that this song gets way too much hate and I think it's a fun song~ And I've been trying to translate the lyrics (if anyone wants to help me edit that that would be great! :)) but from what I got so far it's kind of about love being a waste of time or something like that~ It's a work in progress~

    Track 4: JUST ONE- Again I've said all I need to say about this song in the DIAMOND review and it was on my "Top 15 songs of 2013" list~

    Track 5: Imagination- So this is the first song that Jyou wrote on her own and it's a really fun track! However this song doesn't stand out to me as much as the other songs on this album for whatever reason~ Not to say I don't like this song but it just doesn't stand out but I think it really does encompass a live feel which is really great and that was the goal exist†trace had with this album so I guess we can call that a success ne?

    Track 6: FEEL- HOLY DONKEY ON A UNICYCLE is this song sexy! This song opens up
    with Miko singing and man does she sound seductive! It's so alluring and sounds like she's calling the listener into her sexy world :crazy: And chorus, which is in English by the way, is so sexy! (is there another word for sexy? idk >.<) And I can only imagine what Jyou fanboys feel when they hear Jyou singing "I feel you inside me" because I know if Miko sang that part I would not be here rambling about this album because I would be dead~ And the song is a really slow hypnotic which accentuates that feeling of sexiness~ So basically this is the fan service song and as you can probably guess it's one of my favorites :p

    Track 7: SHOOTING STAR- This is one of my favourite songs on the album! It's another fun sounding song but this time with a cabaret/jazzy feel~ This song really makes you want to get up and dance and sing along~ If only I were fluent in Japanese I wouldn't have to sing along in this song with gibberish "SHOOTING STAR aljldf;sfdk HUMAN LIFE" <------ Basically how me singing along to that song goes... anyways... I love this song and when I saw it live on their livestream in July I knew this song was going to be a favourite of mine

    Track 8: Antique Doll- I feel like this song is one of their more underrated tracks because I'm sure a lot of people didn't give the other songs on Spiral Daisakusen a chance because of the lead single not being a "fan favourite" but this is one of the tracks that proves that exist†trace has that rock spirit in them! For some reason this song always reminds me of their TWIN GATE days and I'm not entirely sure why~ Maybe it's the song title :undecided: But I have to say the drum solo in this song is killer- short- but killer and the chorus is very powerful :moved:

    Track 9: Kuchibiru- I don't have much else to say about this song that I didn't say in the DIAMOND review other than that I appreciate this song a lot more than I did back when it came out~

    Track 10: RAZE- For those of you who say exist†trace is a pop band I challenge you to listen to this song and tell me that~ I mean Jyou brings her growling back! What pop artist growls? None of them! This song is a perfect mix of their old and new sound! You have the aforementioned growling from their Recreation eve days and Miko's singing from their newer sound and the chorus is beautiful with Jyou and Miko's dual vocals! And the instrumentals lead by Mally's aggressive drumming make this an amazing headbanging track! And I looked up the definition of "RAZE" and it means "destruction" and I couldn't think of a better title for this song! But I need to ask... How do they know this advanced English words that even I, someone who has spoken English for their whole life doesn't even know! :o

    Track 11: Negai yume wo owari ni- So as I was waiting to listen to this album I saw a lot of people mentioning this song on twitter so when I got the album I was excited to hear this song so I could see what the hype was all about~ And I wasn't disappointed! This song is one of their most beautiful ballads since Cradle! Jyou and Miko's vocals are so gorgeous in this song! And this is the song where you can really hear the improvement in Miko's voice it's so relaxing and emotional! And as a lot of you know by now I don't really like slow songs that much so for me to like a slow song really says something~ This song deserves the hype it gets especially with the addition of the piano into and outro~

    Track 12: VOICE- And closing out the track we have this nice rocking track~ It's very upbeat with a really catchy chorus honestly I don't know how to describe this song it almost leaves me speechless and it's a song you definitely experience to understand how amazing it is! It's truly a great song to close out the album with!

    So that was my ramblings of exist†trace's WORLD MAKER album I would give it a solid 9/10 I truly love this album! The only faults I find with it are very minor my only real complaint is the fact they put every song from DIAMOND on it so as someone who bought the LE of DIAMOND it kinda sucks~ But at least I have the Jyou/Miko only versions of the songs and the PV so I guess it's not to bad
    So have you guys listened to WORLD MAKER? And if so what are your thoughts on it? And for those of you who are deciding whether or not to buy the album I would say definitely go for it! Especially if you're in the fanclub because you get it at a discount~ But if you're not part of the fan club CDJapan has the limited edition on sale for 30% off which is about $29 Canadian so that's about $26 American which is a fantastic deal for a LE if you want it~ But the sale ends on the 30th so act fast!
    And I'm not paid by CDJapan, Archangel Diamond, or exist†trace to promote them but if they want to give me money to do so I'll take it :p
    Anyways I'm rambling too much~ Let me know what you think of the album in the comments! And also let me know if I'm good at reviewing because if you guys think so this may become a thing I don't know~
    Anyways until next time.... Bye guys!

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    • Top 10 songs Part 1: The GazettE

      Posted on 5 September, 2014 (2 months ago) by Nightgaze · 192 views · 2 comments · 1 likes

      Howdy ho guys!
      Howdy ho? What is that? >.<
      So I'm sure from the title you can guess what this journal is about~ And I'm thinking of making a series out of this where I will make lists of top 10 songs from various artists~ And I would like to take suggestions from you guys as to what bands I should do next~ Literally any band I listen to is eligible for this so if you want to leave a suggestion in the comments~ As well as let me know if you're interested in this series :)
      So...

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      Howdy ho guys!
      Howdy ho? What is that? >.<
      So I'm sure from the title you can guess what this journal is about~ And I'm thinking of making a series out of this where I will make lists of top 10 songs from various artists~ And I would like to take suggestions from you guys as to what bands I should do next~ Literally any band I listen to is eligible for this so if you want to leave a suggestion in the comments~ As well as let me know if you're interested in this series :)
      So first up is the GazettE~ Why the GazettE and not Nightmare or exist†trace? Well I figure if this becomes a thing everyone is going to suggest them so I might as well do them first so without further adieu here we go! :D

      10) Toguro
      So starting off this list is a B-side from Cassis~ Let's be honest not many of you saw this coming but I actually really love this song~ The way the chorus flows just hits really well with me~ And I like the little background "kara-kara" part as I call it in the verses :moved:

      9 My Devil on the Bed
      This is probably a more predictable song on my list if you know me really well because I went through a phase about a year and a half ago when I was obsessed with this song~ And from that point on it was solidified as one of my favorite song of theirs~ I just love the sexy undertones and bass solo! Not to mention the classic GazettE screaming in it and Ruki's cane thrusting in lives :p

      8 The Social Riot Machine
      Next up is one of their songs off of their Disorder album~ What can I say? I freaking love this song and I'm sure every GazettE fan agrees that this song is amazing and catchy

      7 DISCHARGE
      There isn't much I can say about this~ I just love headbanging to this song and it can literally pump me up for anything! And I love how Ruki points out the obvious in this song :p

      6 Inside Beast
      This is my favorite song off the new album granted it may just be here because it's a fresh song from them and I'm still riding the hype from that but it's a seriously good song they really show how an electronic and hard rock song should be done and other bands should take note! And dat drum solo tho! :moved: <3
      Here's a link to the PV
      5 Vortex
      And now we've hit the mid-point of this list~ And to the GazettE songs that I listen to the most! This was one of the first GazettE songs that I listened to and it has held that special place in my heart for 3 years now! The screaming and hard rock sound of this song is what really hooked me on it :moved:

      4 Filth in the Beauty
      I'm pretty sure this is one of their most popular songs and I can tell why it's so good! It's really rocking and another great headbanging song! I love the windmill part in the middle of the PV~ It looks so cool when they all do it in sync like that :D

      3 Shadow VI II I
      And starting out our top three is this track from NIL! Why do I love this song so much? Two reasons, the bass and the chorus it's just a super catchy song!

      2 Suicide Circus
      This was actually my favorite GazettE song for a long time until the number 1 song on this list came along~ I feel like this song shows off Ruki's vocals very well and the PV is very interesting to watch~ Tick tock tock tock tock tock ;)

      1 DERANGEMENT
      Is anyone really surprised? Of course this is my number one song! It was the most played song on my iPod until RIDE-HAZARD came along, I know the lyrics to it, and I have frequently posted it in other journals! I don't know what it is about this song but it just resonates so well with me and I get pumped up every time I listen to it :moved:

      And here are some honorable mentions that didn't quite make the list:
      Red
      Shiver
      Untitled
      LAST HEAVEN
      Maximum Impulse
      The Invisible Wall
      Mad Marble Hell Vision
      Back Drop Junkie Nancy

      So what are your top 10 GazettE song?
      I hope you enjoyed this and want to see more! Let me know what you think and leave suggestions for future lists in the comments!
      So until next time.... Bye guys!

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      • I write because JPA give me an option too XD

        Posted on 12 July, 2014 (3 months ago) by Nightgaze · 352 views · 2 comments · 1 likes

        Hey yo guys~! What is up right now with my party people!? Y'all doin' good all up in this club?
        This isn't a club you say? Well crap muffins! I'm in the wrong place! *leaves*
        Just kidding! I not leave you guys! You guys are amazing and I would feel bad if I did that shiznit!
        If you haven't guessed by now I drunk right now so writing a journal probably not a good idea right now but you know what I have to say to that? f**k your tree! I'mma do what I want!
        Dayum...

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        Hey yo guys~! What is up right now with my party people!? Y'all doin' good all up in this club?
        This isn't a club you say? Well crap muffins! I'm in the wrong place! *leaves*
        Just kidding! I not leave you guys! You guys are amazing and I would feel bad if I did that shiznit!
        If you haven't guessed by now I drunk right now so writing a journal probably not a good idea right now but you know what I have to say to that? f**k your tree! I'mma do what I want!
        Dayum gurl I have the best spelling ever when I'm drunk! I have the best spellering ever! Y'all be jealous of my spellering yet? Well y'all should be jerous!
        So I talk about what is on my mind right now because thar's whgat's smart to do when drunk neeeeeeeee? Yeah I think so :D
        So first I want to say that xTRiPx-san new song is amazing! It called be ambitious! And I ambitious to listen to it 24/7 because it that great! It have rapping in it and guitar amd drums and YoshiT-kun say "kickass" in it! That mean it kickass song ne?
        No? Well then you ears broken! It perfect song! Demo not as perfect as some other songs! I talk about later though you tell me if interested in that okay?
        Anywhozzles what else on my brain? My brain is the smartest of brains actually! Y'all be jealous of my intelleramagence ne?
        lol Oh Jill and Miko! They are the sexiest girls in the world! Like you guys don't even know! Actually guys, males, people with les peepees (is that inappropriate? I not know.... please not punish me admin-samas! Drunk me sorry! And tell sober me to fix it! Me promise!) you can't know because they not your women they mine and they will love me because they my dream girls so that means they have to love me right?
        I think they are both so beautiful and perfect ans I want to cuddle with them and make them feel like they the most special girls in the world! Because they mean that much to me! I not know how to explain right now but you see Jill in my picture right? She so cute! Like I not describe in words just look at her cuteness! Unless you male! If you male you look at her and Teletubby kill you! Which one to be exact? Tinky-winky! http://www.teletubbies.co.uk/en/images/pic-meet-char-tinkywinky.jpg
        STARE UPON THY FATE MALES WHO DARE GO AFTER MY LADIES!
        Oh I not talk about Miko yet? Well I think no one more amazing than she! I think she most perfect girl in the world and I think it honor to live in even the same planet as such a lovely lady! She so beautiful and talented! I mean she sing and play guitar! That must be hard right? Doing two things in one time is hard! I know I not do it! So Miko perfect end of story! And male who think about her should stare upon thy fate as shown above! She MINE!
        Etto what else? I not know~~~~ I feel like I love all you people right now! And thank all of you so much for being my friend! I know I not deserve it and you all amazing people and if anyone give you poop on a stick for that I beat them with said poop stick! No question about it! I thank everyone who even attempt to read this journal and I sorry if it seem annoying to you! I promise I never do again if you tell me not to!
        愛していますみなさん!I love you all! <3

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        • I need to rant! (Uncensored)

          Posted on 3 July, 2014 (4 months ago) by Nightgaze · 168 views · 5 comments · 0 likes

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          • I can't deal with this...

            Posted on 13 June, 2014 (4 months ago) by Nightgaze · 251 views · 9 comments · 0 likes

            Hey guys I'm just going to get to the point
            It's official I'm moving my dad got a job in another city and we have to go there and honestly I can't do it I can't fully explain why because I don't even really know myself I'm just not ready to move
            I've lived in this same house for all 20 years of my life I have extremely close relationships with my friends here and I don't feel like I can mentally prepare myself to just drop it all just like that when...

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            Hey guys I'm just going to get to the point
            It's official I'm moving my dad got a job in another city and we have to go there and honestly I can't do it I can't fully explain why because I don't even really know myself I'm just not ready to move
            I've lived in this same house for all 20 years of my life I have extremely close relationships with my friends here and I don't feel like I can mentally prepare myself to just drop it all just like that when we move in September
            And I actually feel bad for feeling like this like my lack of excitement is placing a burden on my family like tonight we went out for dinner to celebrate and my saying that I don't want to move put a damper on the night--- call me selfish if you want but I am really happy for my dad that he got the job because I know how badly he wanted it but I'm just not ready for this really big change in my life! I mean yes I know I wasn't planning on staying in this city for the rest of my life but this is all too fast I'm still young and I don't know how to deal with these changes!
            I feel like when I move I'm going to go into a deep depression because I'm leaving everything I know behind and I don't know if I will even be able to start over! Like I can't talk to people worth shit in real life so I'm going to be really alone and I think that will break me...
            That's all I really need to say~ No one has to read this I just need to get my thoughts down I hope it works because I can't enjoy anything right now I feel this lump in my stomach and I have a headache from the frustration I feel trapped and can't do anything about it
            I'm sorry guys if I don't respond to any messages for a while I just don't feel any motivation right now
            But until next time... bye guys~

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            • My Top 50 Favorite Bands/Artists Version 2.0

              Posted on 11 June, 2014 (4 months ago) by Nightgaze · 76 views · 6 comments · 1 likes

              HELL-O everybody! (HELL-O? is that like JELL-O but made in hell? Probably... it tastes like the pain and suffering of tormented souls)
              Well after that cheery intro aren't you even more motivated to read my journal? I know I sure am! I guess I should be more motivated to write it than I am to read it :undecided:
              Anyways~ If you guys are avid followers of my journals you should know that last year I wrote a journal listing my top 50 favorite bands! And as I mentioned in the previous journa...

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              HELL-O everybody! (HELL-O? is that like JELL-O but made in hell? Probably... it tastes like the pain and suffering of tormented souls)
              Well after that cheery intro aren't you even more motivated to read my journal? I know I sure am! I guess I should be more motivated to write it than I am to read it :undecided:
              Anyways~ If you guys are avid followers of my journals you should know that last year I wrote a journal listing my top 50 favorite bands! And as I mentioned in the previous journal (or at least I hope I did or I'm going to look really stupid right now) I have been paying a lot more attention to music and other bands lately~ And as I've been doing this I've noticed my list of favorite bands has probably changed a lot in the past year~ A bunch of bands have been added and taken out and bands have been shifted around~ Maybe I'll update this list yearly~ We'll see how it goes~ But without further adieu here are my top 50 favorite bands/artists! :D I will post my favorite song (or just a different song from last year) by them as well! :D

              1) Nightmare

              2) exist†trace

              3) ScReW

              4) The GazettE

              5) vistlip

              6) xTRiPx

              7) ViViD

              8) SID

              9) Alice Nine

              10) SuG

              11) BORN

              12) LM.C

              13) lynch.

              14) Sadie

              15) Royz

              16) Scandal

              17) DELUHI

              18) D

              19) Vidoll

              20) Nega

              21) NoGoD

              22) D=Out

              23) EVE

              24) GOTCHAROCKA

              25) Spiv States

              26) Miyavi

              27) Lycaon

              28) MoNoLith

              29) Ganglion

              30) Rose Noire

              31) Phantasmagoria

              32) A (ACE)

              33) R-Shitei

              34) Yousei Teikoku

              35) UnsraW

              36) DIAURA

              37) Diement

              38) MEJIBRAY

              39) Lc5

              40) An Cafe

              41) Versailles

              42) Mary's Blood

              43) DESTROSE

              44) Dir en Grey

              45) REALies

              46) Megamasso

              47) ACID

              48) DaizyStripper

              49) -OZ-

              50) Golden Bomber

              So that wraps up the list! I really hope that was different enough from last year's list! :footinmouth: Anyways let me know what you think of the list! Are any of your favorite bands listed here?
              But that's it for now~ So until next time... Bye guys!

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              • What I've been listening to on repeat- May 2014 edition

                Posted on 6 June, 2014 (4 months ago) by Nightgaze · 81 views · 5 comments · 3 likes

                Olleh ydobyreve! gniog ti s'woH? I'm going to stop writing backwards because I'm sure that'll get annoying for y'all to read! Especially since I can't seem to keep the way I do it consistent >.<
                Anyways~ I feel like May has been a big music month! Like there have been so many songs that I've played the crap out of! So I figure I should share them with you for your listening pleasure because they're all really amazing songs old and new! It's bee...

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                Olleh ydobyreve! gniog ti s'woH? I'm going to stop writing backwards because I'm sure that'll get annoying for y'all to read! Especially since I can't seem to keep the way I do it consistent >.<
                Anyways~ I feel like May has been a big music month! Like there have been so many songs that I've played the crap out of! So I figure I should share them with you for your listening pleasure because they're all really amazing songs old and new! It's been a long time since I've really sat down and appreciated some music because really I haven\t done that in a while~
                So I hope you guys enjoy the list and maybe find something you like as well! :D

                1) lynch.-Devil I feel like this song kind of defines the month of may for me because I had been obsessing over it for pretty much the whole month~ I mean it's so catchy! And in my opinion it's lynch.'s best song since Adore and for me that's saying a lot!

                2) vistlip-Period Do I even need to say anything~ If you're a fan of vistlip you know they've been pretty much perfect with their releases lately! <3

                3) ScReW-Fugly After Cavalcade which I was a little iffy on ScReW comes back with this amazing song~ I love the club setting in the PV and the little electronic sounds in the background~ Mixed with Byou's amazing voice and Kazuki's guitar solo which is extremely addictive to listen to it makes for a perfect song that I literally can't stop listening to!

                4) Alice Nine-Seven Okay I'll admit when I first heard this song I was kind of disappointed thinking it wasn't very good~ But then one day a couple weeks ago I was walking to a friends house listening to music full blast and this song comes on and holy crap I got goosebumps listening to it! It sounds so epic! If it weren't for Shou's voice this wouldn't be half as amazing as it is!

                5) BORN-The Stalin BORN is back baby! I was so worried about them as Mother, Honesty, and Satisfaction? were flops for me but hearing the new mini album especially this song my faith was restored in this band! I love everything about this song! The screaming the chorus the instrumental the PV and especially Ryouga's outfit :D

                6, 7 & 8) every song on exist†trace\s Spiral Daisakusen single I know this single got a lot of hate from fans but I don't give a shit what fans think! For me all three songs on this single are perfect! And I literally can't stop listening to it! I love how all three songs have their own unique sound and easily stand out from each other! This is how singles should be!


                9) Royz-Innocence Okay we're passed the new songs I've been obsessed with this months~ Now I'll go through the old songs~ I have to say the sole thing that hooked me onto this song is the deep growling at the beginning! It's so catchy! <3

                10) Rose Noire-Bones So as you guys should all know by now after seeing Rose Noire live last month I have been on a really big Rose Noire kick! This song has been at the forefront of it all! It's so beautiful! Louie's voice is so beautiful and emotional and Jill's violin playing always has me hypnotized! If you haven't listened to Rose Noire yet I highly suggest you start off with this song!

                11) Rose Noire-Dual Evil Still on the topic of the Rose Noire kick I am in love with this song as well! It is a really beautiful violin piece and it is so relaxing! I use it to get to sleep when I can't~ It's that relaxing~

                12 MEJIBRAY-Sabato Rose Noire isn't the only band I came out of Otafest with a newly found interest in! In the Visual Battle Royale panel my friend hosted (mentioned in a previous journal) one of the bands she used was MEJIBRAY and I'm glad she used them because it made me want to go back and listen to them more and I found that I actually quite like this band! And thus I have become obsessed with Sabato! I find this song to sound extremely epic if you listen to it with headphones full blast~ It feels like the song is surrounding you~ :D

                13) Diement-Au[Die]nce Stacked [495 tЯAsh I honestly don't know how I re-found this song but I did~ This is an amazing headbanging song with the most amazing screaming I have ever heard! I wish Diement had more fans but unfortunately they're disbanded :(
                You can listen to it here~ Just scroll down a bit :)

                Anyways that's pretty much it! :D I hope you enjoyed this list and the songs on it and hopefully you found a song you like that you haven't listened to yet :D Also what songs have you had on repeat in May?
                Anyways until next time... Bye guys! :D

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                • Quick Update: I'm so happy! :D

                  Posted on 31 May, 2014 (5 months ago) by Nightgaze · 95 views · 5 comments · 1 likes

                  Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Cats and dogs! Bears and otters! How is everyone doing? I'm assuming good because if not I'm going to have to find you and cheer you up! :P
                  So I haven't written a journal in like 2 weeks so I think it's time that I update y'all on my life! For those of you that care anyways :P
                  So first off I am super happy today because last week I tweeted Jill telling her that I saw her live and she was really beaut...

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                  Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Cats and dogs! Bears and otters! How is everyone doing? I'm assuming good because if not I'm going to have to find you and cheer you up! :p
                  So I haven't written a journal in like 2 weeks so I think it's time that I update y'all on my life! For those of you that care anyways :p
                  So first off I am super happy today because last week I tweeted Jill telling her that I saw her live and she was really beautiful and talented at the violin and that I hope Rose Noire returns to Canada and she actually responded! Look!
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                  Yes I know I have a stupid username on twitter but that's not what we're talking about here! Basically translated her tweet says "Thank you! You weren't late lol (in my tweet I had said "I know it's late but I saw you guys in Calgary) We are absolutely coming back to Canada so wait for us!"
                  When I saw the email saying that she had responded to me my heart literally almost leaped out of my chest! I was so happy words cannot describe it! I mean having a bias tweet you back is an amazing feeling! <3
                  Also I have decided on a goal for the summer~ I am going to learn how to play bass guitar! And I started doing that today~ And I must say it was fun! I know it will be a lot of work to get the hang of it but I'm totally willing to put in the work for it! I started off by learning how to read tabs and working on my fingering~ The first song I'm going to learn is Believe by Nightmare~ I know that sounds quite ambitious but I think it'll turn out great in the end~ Wish me luck! :D
                  Finally tonight I'm going LARPing~ Yes you heard me right! But not just any kind of LARPing~ It's a live action zombie apocalypse game where you basically go to this giant field and there's people dressed up as zombies and you have to try to survive the night! And you have to get a certain amount of points in order to leave the imaginary island this zombie apocalypse is taking place on! And you get the points by doing side quests I believe~ I don't really know~ But I'll write about it in another journal after I have done it~ But I'm so excited! :D
                  So that's pretty much everything y'all need to know about what my life has been recently! What have you guys been up too? I hope you have been having a great summer so far! And if summer vacation hasn't started for you yet... ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Sucks to be you! :p
                  But that's all I really have to say for now~ So until next time.... Bye guys!

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                  • My fantastic weekend!

                    Posted on 20 May, 2014 (5 months ago) by Nightgaze · 176 views · 6 comments · 1 likes

                    Hiddely ho! JPA neighborinos! How is everything with you?
                    Your fish died? Oh no! I don't care I have something to talk about!
                    But seriously I hope none of your fish (fishes)? died!
                    So as you guys may or may not know I went to Otafest in Calgary this weekend! And I must say it was one of the best weekends of my life! :D I got to meet some awesome friends there and I made some new friends as well!
                    And my friend hosted a panel! It was really awesome! She based it off PSC's annual Visual ...

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                    Hiddely ho! JPA neighborinos! How is everything with you?
                    Your fish died? Oh no! I don't care I have something to talk about!
                    But seriously I hope none of your fish (fishes)? died!
                    So as you guys may or may not know I went to Otafest in Calgary this weekend! And I must say it was one of the best weekends of my life! :D I got to meet some awesome friends there and I made some new friends as well!
                    And my friend hosted a panel! It was really awesome! She based it off PSC's annual Visual Battle Royale event where she picked 12 participants and we all drew names from a hat and were put into 4 teams of three representing a band~ There was ScReW, The GazettE, Mejibray, and the team I was on, Alice Nine :D
                    So she set up three events the first was a contest where you had to pick up jellybeans with chopsticks~ And I really sucked at it I only got 2 points for my team~ But luckily we still one that event because my other teammates were really good at it! :D
                    The second event was answering riddles which I was really good at~ There was only one that I didn't know and it was "You need to break me before you can use me what am I?" Do you know the answer? Hint: it's not glowsticks lol
                    Finally was pin the random item on the Jrocker and instead of telling you how that went I'll post pictures of the results:
                    Alice Nine:
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                    ScReW (who kind of cheated)
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                    Mejibray
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                    The GazettE
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                    And the final result of the competition was:
                    1st place- ScReW
                    2nd place- Alice Nine
                    3rd place- The GazettE
                    4th place- Mejibray
                    And what did I win for coming in second? umbrella's Samidare single! Which I think is pretty cool :D
                    And I got to see my first Jrock band live! And what band is it you ask yourself~ It was Rose Noire! :D
                    I have to admit when I listened to their music before I went I wasn't too into it but OMG after seeing them live I appreciate their music so much more! It's so unique and beautiful!
                    And best of all I actually got to meet them! It was so amazing! They're both really cool~ But I have to say that I really fell in love with Jill over the weekend not only is she extremely beautiful but she is super adorable! She had so many cute moments at the con and I was just dying!
                    So now I'm going to talk about the cute moments she had! (you can skip this if you want but it's really cute and it'll make you smile and go "awh" :p)
                    So first of all she doesn't speak much English but she said she learned to words at the convention~ The first word she learned was "Hardcore" because apparently people kept on saying that in the Opening ceremony and the second word she learned was "overflow" which she learned at the Closing ceremony because they had a room for people who didn't make it into the actual closing ceremony and when the guests were saying goodbye they all referenced the overflow room and since it was next door and if the people cheered loud enough the people in the "underflow"? room could hear it~ And it was so cute hearing her say "overflow" with her adorable accent :moved:
                    The next moment was at their meet and greet~ Somebody actually asked how old they were and they both looked really shocked at the question and Louie said "Over 100 years-old" then Jill said with a completely straight face "I'm 300 years-old" (they both said this in English) and it was adorable with their accents and funny because the looked so serious when they said it :p
                    Also at their meet and greet I actually got my shyness and found the courage to ask them a question and I fanboyed on the inside because Jill answered my question first! It seems like such a small and insignificant thing but it made me so happy! :D
                    Finally at their live, Louie, like the good brother he is, told Jill to play a song while he set something up and first off she doesn't know English that well so she probably had to think about what he said (I think he explained it to her) but then she had no idea what to play so she stood there awkwardly trying to think of what to play and it was so cute but I wanted to give her a hug >.< But then Louie saved her by picking up his violin and they played the Harry Potter theme song which was amazing! :D
                    And I also bought their album and got them to sign it which was really awesome! And I got my picture taken with them :moved: And that was a really awesome moment especially since I got to put my arm around Jill <3 And I can't describe this feeling! I'm sure if you've been that close to one of your biases you'll know what I felt! And I'm going to post the picture of me with them but first here's some pics I took at their concert:
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                    I also want to quickly say after I got my picture taken with them Jill smiled and it was really adorable <3
                    And at their first live I actually got to touch Jill's hand and I had the biggest fanboy moment ever! I ran back to my friend saying "Oh my god! I just touched Jill's hand!" while jumping up and down~ She just laughed :p
                    Okay I think that's enough fanboying :p
                    And finally before I end this off I want to say that my friend Alice9koibito on JPA or JVKReviews on YouTube got an interview with Rose Noire and if you're interested in it I highly suggest you subscribe to her channel her videos are really awesome!
                    And no she didn't put me up to that! I figured I would promote her channel here as my way of saying thank you for helping make this weekend at Otafest really awesome!
                    But that's it for now~ If you want to hear more about my weekend you can always feel free to ask! But until next time... Bye guys!

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                    • exist†trace スパイラル大作戦 (Spiral Daisakusen) Initial Reaction

                      Posted on 10 May, 2014 (5 months ago) by Nightgaze · 127 views · 2 comments · 1 likes

                      Hey guys! How are y'all doing? Have any super awesome adventures lately?
                      No?
                      Good. Because I don't have time to hear you talk about them
                      Just kidding I'd love to hear~ Later though I have exist†trace to talk about!
                      So as some of you may know they released a PV for Spiral Daisakusen yesterday! But if you haven't seen it here it is so you know what I'm talking about this journal:
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2nuT8nVYKU4#t=0[/...

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                      Hey guys! How are y'all doing? Have any super awesome adventures lately?
                      No?
                      Good. Because I don't have time to hear you talk about them
                      Just kidding I'd love to hear~ Later though I have exist†trace to talk about!
                      So as some of you may know they released a PV for Spiral Daisakusen yesterday! But if you haven't seen it here it is so you know what I'm talking about this journal:
                      [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2nuT8nVYKU4#t=0[/youtube]
                      and a link in case JPA decides not to post the video

                      So I'm gonna talk about my initial reactions to the song and video and say what I think without turning this into too big of a fanboy rant~
                      So first I'll talk about the PV. I think it's a very interesting to look at first of all what with the digital images everywhere and it feels really colorful despite the fact that there isn't a lot of different colors in it... maybe it's just colorful in comparison with their other PVs
                      Or maybe it's the yellows... exist†trace never uses yellow in anything so maybe it's that change that is making me think it's colorful :undecided:
                      Either way it activates my ADHD because I'm like "Ooh pretty pictures everywhere :moved:"
                      Finally I'd like to point out that I like that they incorporated their cover art into the PV which you don't see very often~ Nice touch ladies! (I don't know why I said that it's not like they're gonna read this... but just in case... Hi Miko! I love you! Will you marry me? <3)

                      So what's the next important thing here? The song of course! So if you are a fan of exist†trace or are new to them and have heard a couple of their older songs you can tell that this song is very different from their previous releases it has an 80's-dance song feel to it and I must say it's really refreshing to hear something like that considering you don't hear things like that these days (Probably because it's 2014 and not the 80's :undecided:) I think this is a very catchy song and it quickly grew on me!
                      That said I need to acknowledge that this isn't their best work sure the song is catchy and very unique but it's not as good as Diamond, True, and Resonance just to name a few of their previous singles in my opinion and this reminds me of something I really wanted to bring up and kind of angers me
                      So I was scrolling through the comments of the video and I saw a lot of people saying "what happened to the old exist†trace? They aren't good anymore!" and stuff like that and I really don't like seeing things like that! First off if you don't like the new exist†trace what the hell are you doing watching this video? gtfo
                      Second I don't feel like complaining is going to make them go back to the days of Judea and Resonance if you read their most recent interview they said (well Miko said) that they like to change their sound so they can express themselves in different ways so whether you like it or not they're going to continue to change their sound
                      Lastly, relating to my first point, there's nothing stopping you from avoiding their new songs and just listening to their old songs instead of complaining about what they're doing now just go listen to their old stuff and keep yourself happy the sad fact is bands change when they go mainstream so they can have a more accessible sound whether it's forced or not
                      I feel like I needed to get that off my chest I see this for a lot of bands and I just don't think complaining about the changes is going to make things go back to the way they were I'm not saying I don't agree with some of these complaints because I do I just don't think it's right to say they aren't good anymore because there are still people who enjoy them
                      Anyways, in summary I love Spiral Daisakusen but concede that it's not their best work

                      And that's all I have to say guys-
                      Just kidding I haven't talked about Miko yet and I can't not talk about how she looks in the PV but first I'll talk about the other members
                      First Jyou is really rocking the masculine look with the hair and suit jacket I think it's a good look for her and she still has that nice feminine face~ Gotta love the androgyny ne?
                      Next Omi is looking bad ass as usual! I don't know what it is about her hairstyle in this video but I really love it! It looks so cool
                      As for Naoto she doesn't have the strait hair, rather she has what looks like dreads (honestly I haven't paid much attention for obvious reasons) and she has a sort of top bun which looks really cool and I love her outfit! I kind of wish she kept the hat that she had in the picture the band had for their new look but oh well
                      As for Mally she looks cool as well I have nothing special I want to point out other than I like the drumstick twirl thingy she does in the PV :D
                      Finally we have the lovely Miko WARNING BIG FANBOY MOMENT COMING OMG she looks so freaking sexy! The short hair is a really good look for her and the bangs add a cuteness to the look and it frames her beautiful face very nicely! And her eye makeup looks a little different to me~ It looks like she accentuated the Japanese shape of them more than she normally does and her long eyelashes made her eyes look so gorgeous! And I'm also a really big fan of seeing her in a corset! Guys should know how sexy corsets are and Miko is rocking the short skirt with heels look again and if you haven't read any of my comments about her short skirt in Diamond let me sum it up for you: legs legs legs legs legs LEGS! DAISUKI! <3 <3 <3 :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: :moved: :moved: :moved: ahem... I really like legs... and Miko's are sexy! The only thing I have to add is I love the little tease that she's only wearing one fishnet

                      So for real that's all I have to say about it! So what do you guys think about their new song and PV? Do you love it? Hate it? Are you neutral? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
                      Also I know I promised I would review Nightmare's TO BE OR NOT TO BE album and I do still intend to do that! Perhaps I'll get to it this weekend! :D
                      But until next time... Bye guys!

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