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Whut you're not dead yet whyyyyy-

I think that you have decayed already

Ahhh, I finally have time to post again! It's been a little while since I've made a proper journal entry, hasn't it? てれ(苦笑)汗

Anywaysビックリマーク Yes!!
It is...

Our favorite sunshiney million-dollar winning smiling drummer....


KAI-KUN'S MONTH!!!!! 8DDD



Woohoooooooooo!! Yayyyyyyyy, Kaiiiiiiiii!
>w< (And yes, I couldn't resist putting that ghei "rabu rabu" stamp there and abusing the sparkles XDDD)

Since yes, I am obsessed with themes and try to make my journal revolve around one every month, especially around J-rockers that I love's birthdays! Last month was dedicated to D'espa because of their 10th anniversary, and this month is dedicated to Kai since his birthday is coming up pretty soon!
ウィンク☆

What can I do in order to make my journal more Kai-themed and revolve around Kai more
はてなマーク

Well...

I have decided that I will try to spam as much Kai pics as I can everyday! But in a rather weird unique way!

To the you few Gazefans on my F-list that are not part of the 6740329 Mania on there too, all of you know that Kai isn't as smiling as much as in the past recently in photoshoots, and that we'd all love for our sunshiney Kai-kun to smile his grin that can light up a whole city. Oh, what we'd give to see that killer smile again!
ひなちゃん

To me, personally, I don't like the "new" image Kai is putting out these days. That dark, scowling Kai... I just can't stand it! It doesn't seem like the real him! Where did our bouncy genki Kai-kun go? Was he replaced by this brooding guy who turns his face away from the camera? なきがお

Well, we can't really help it, can we... If the Gazeboys are trying to give off the "doom and gloom grrrrrr we are fierce bitches" image, then so be it. I can't change that. I would like Kai to be in another more natural photoshoot though, like that one old Arena 37C special one. The infamous photoshoot where Kai was sitting at some cafe table and grinning widely one, just like that. It would make everyone so happy again~ にへ

I really expected Kai to be his usual sunshiney self for that recent Arena 37C special photoshoot! But no, he disappointed me, he scowled yet again and made his theme for the photoshoot "Loneliness"... Or is that the real Kai that we don't really know? ぎく

Well, whoever is the real Kai and whatnot, it'd be really nice to see a smiley Kai photoshoot again. ニヘw

Anyhoo! I got off-topic, sorry... ガーンあせる

For trying to spam Kai pics, I will post pics that fit to how I'm feeling on that particular day!

For example, if I've had a bad day at school or something, I'll post a pic of scowly Kai that we commonly see nowadays. If I have a good day however, I'll post a pic of a happy Kai flashing his million-dollar smile!
ワーッ

In fact, I'll start right now! I'm feeling rather tired right now... And today was kind of a crappy day. Guess what happened?

I woke up early around 8 today thinking that I have to go take the practice SAT test as usual for every Saturday and went to school to take it at 9. Of course...

There was no test scheduled only for that week.
ガクリ

My dad kept on repeating in the car after he picked me up, "You idiot, why didn't you look at your schedule?!? How DUMB of you to wake up early for something that's not even scheduled! Why you can't even- Blah blah blah" okay enough of dat-

Yes, I was an idiot. I can blame only myself. I wasn't the only person who thought that there was a test scheduled for today, though! There were 2 other guys who totally fell for the trap along with me. *Was slightly relieved and felt a bit less like an idiot*
苦笑

Man... I could've gotten a few more hours' worth of sleep... Instead, I lazed around in the morning watching TV. There was an interesting documentary about udon in Japan though! Apparently, making hand-made udon without machinery is REALLY tedious and laboring. ...it's so easy to slurp down a bowlful of udon, yet so hard to make one batch.... Kudos to all udon makers out there. m(_ _)m *Will thank the udon makers doubly if I ever go eat udon in Japan*

And so, I think that my mood for today is like this:


Yeah... I don't know if that'll thoroughly explain my mood, but it looks like Kai's got a headache here, which I have too right now. グハッ Maybe burning the meat today contributed to it... Or those annoying flies buzzing around me as I cooked it.... *Contemplates other numerous trivial reasons*

By the way, do you like that new hairstyle of Kai's? I think that it's rather cool... It's nice to see one of the members getting a new hairstyle. I never imagined Kai with dreadlocks, though!
(*゜д゜*) It doesn't look too bad on him, surprisingly! I think that dreadlocks suited Ruki more, but they seem to fit Kai too since I'm slowly getting more used to him with 'em... 笑顔 (Tsukasa: You copycat... ;A;)

I really like the Gazeboys' new look for their new release Before I Decay. YAY, COLOR!! Well, it's not that much, but it's nice to see some splashes of it compared to DIM, lolz. (´∀`o)

What's with Ruki and the military hat, lmfao? Hopping on the "VK military hat" trend, Rookster? Just like Ruka, Toshiya, and the rest of those other J-rockers that I can't remember their names but have already done it before? AND AOI OMFG YOU FINALLY GOT A BETTER HAIRSTYLE COMPARED TO THAT MESSY, GREASY LOOK THAT I DIDN'T LIKE THAT MUCH AND OMFG SWEATY EXPOSED CHEST AND- Okay, my Aoi fangirlism has gotten the better of me- 汗

Well since I'm already on the topic of the Gazeboys, what did I think of Before I Decayはてなマーク

It was... Meh.
…

I mean, it wasn't THAT bad... But.... It just brought nothing new to the table. :/

It sounds wayyyyyyyy too familiar for its own good.
It's like Hyena downgraded! What a cliche chorus! It's fast, yeah, with angry Ruki, yeah, but... What else?

Here we've got a song that thinks it's so badass, with downtuned guitars, thrashing drums, and a short midget with too much bling on, screaming his head off with what sounds like a raspy vox heavily intoxicated with cigarette contamination! Is this your new style, Ruki? Raspy hoarse screaming? I mean, yeah, you've employed it before... But not as so much.... Just, Lord Almighty, please don't do it again. You are not deathcore. It just sounds like you need an oxygen mask, stat.
・・・ヤバイ This song was indeed a mistake. DIM leftover, much? And to think I thought it would be epic when I heard the first opening notes..... ががん

What I CAN tell you though, is that this song will be absolutely KILLER live, because of its speed. This is definitely a live tune for riling up audiences. The studio does it no justice. I can easily imagine everyone headbanging their heads off to this and going nuts. Can't wait to see this live. にや Oh, and that Kai's drumming in that song was killer too. Nice cymbal and bass drum abuse, Kai! きゅ

...and then we get to Mayakashi, where everything turns even MORE generic. Suuuuure, this song sounds and feels like the good ol' indies Gazetto era and not the GazettEEEEEEE, yet.... Not!

It's like the guys finally listened to all of the fans complaining to them that they missed their old songs and tried to please them by making this song. This is probably what went down:

Ruki: So like... We need to make a song where we sound bad like in the past and didn't abuse rapping/female backup vocals that much. And when we weren't trying to be all deathcore/Non-VK Dir en grey.
Uruha: Okay! :3 *Tries to compose a song*
*LATER THAT DAY*
Uruha: I... can't do it. I don't remember what we sounded like back then. D:
The other members: *Try out the song* *Have no clue what they sounded like back then too* *Scratches heads*
Ruki: *Takes a look at the score* Ehh, whatever, I'll just throw in some old-school nostalgic syrupy vocals and it'll sound good enough. *Tosses paper and lights up 9437982th cigarette*


No wonder this song is called Mayakashi! (Whose kanji gave me a hell of a time to try to decipher! Damn you Ruki, for playing around with obscure kanjis!! *Shakes fist angrily at him*) Deception, much into thinking that the old Gazetto is back? No, I think that I can still see that huge obnoxious capital E towering past the Gazett letters. ため息

This song is like a low-flying plane; it just cruises around for a while without gaining or dropping altitude. Yaaaaaawn. If I could describe it in one word, it'd be "Meh", or maybe even, "Whatever". Nice try though, Gazeboys. It's good to see that you're making an effort to return to your roots again. Try harder, guys! Or watch old lives of your old goofy selves back then and then get all embarrassed going, "Lololololz we were such immature dorks back then" *Takes a sip of expensive champagne* Maybe that'll bring a spark of inspiration to you uninspired bunch!

Those opening sliding guitar notes at the beginning and end are definitely catchy, though. Wheeeeeeeee, go Uruponnnnnnnnnnnnnn~

The PV for Before I Decay was really impressive too. Their PVs are getting better now. Did they get a new director? Whoever they are, they better keep 'em. Great camera angles and thoughtful places zoomed in. Ruki's red gloves were really cool and interesting; they almost look like bloody hands. Loved the breakdown scene where everyone goes insane and headbangs their heads off while Ruki is throwing a temper tantrum and spitting into the mic. Especially Aoi in there. He MOVED instead of standing still like everyone everyone!! Nice move there, Aoi-shi. かお And the amount of scenes he was in... I can't complain here じゅる・・ AH!! My Aoi fangirlism acted up again! *Slaps self* えー

Anyways... I want you to stop stagnating with your music status and SURPRISE us again, Gazeboys! I want to be BLOWN away like when pieces of toast rocket out a toaster at light speed and crash through a nearby window!! Okay that was a weird analogy... NG


Okaaaaaaaaayyy I think that this entry is getting a little too long here and that everyone is getting sick of me ranting about the Gazeboys... So I'll stop here and will try to make a proper post again
ビックリマーク Ndareba, minna~ 食パン 音譜

Hellooooo everyone~ I bring you not one, but TWO translations of interviews in one entry! In VERY late celebration of D'espa's 10th anniversary and first major single release... ^^;;; But to tell you the truth... I actually had these completely done about a week ago, but couldn't post them earlier because I decided to translate 2 interviews instead of just one, plus there was school, plus extra-curricular activities, plus going out of town, plus getting sick, etc. etc. etc. WELL I'VE DELAYED LONG ENOUGH on posting these, so let's just get to the interviews then, shall we? ;] The first interview is one that focuses more on technical musical aspects of the single, sort of like a review, while the second one focuses more on the D'espa crew's personal thoughts on the single. Both aren't that funny, so don't expect any hilarious jokes here! Although yes, the guys are still pervs at heart... XDDD You'll definitely learn some interesting things about the whole story behind the single FINAL CALL though! ;)

BUT BEFORE YOU GO AHEAD AND READ THEM, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BELOW:

-Absolutely no stealing these translations and claiming all the credit for yourself; it took a REALLY long time for me to translate AND to type out these interviews. DDD8
-Absolutely NO REPOSTING ANYWHERE ELSE without my permission; I am not confident in my Japanese since I am still a lowly student studying it, so having my translations passed around everywhere with everyone thinking that they're official, totally 100% correct translations would definitely NOT be cool and okay at all!! I mean, who wants to read false info, right? So just don't repost these translations anywhere else without asking me first. ;[

And special thanks to blackmoralrock for scanning the Zy interview page for me and putting up with my demands! Much love to you~ ^3^ ♥♥♥ This interview is dedicated to you. ;DDD

Well without further ado, let's get on with it! x]





'Wouldn’t it be great to make them feel like a woman is seducing them?'Collapse )

 




 


'We are going to evolve! With our direction along with our sound!'Collapse )

Good things come to those who wait

...or so the saying goes.

BUT AUGH MY NECK 'N' BACK HURT FROM 4 HOURS OF STRAIGHT-UP TEST-TAKING

1 MINUTE BREAKS ARE NOT ENOUGH YOU &$#(*##&@*'S WHO MADE THIS TEST

I WANNA WATCH YOU TAKING THE DAMN (practice) SAT AND SUFFERING FOR WHAT WE HAFTA GO THROUGH

THEN I WILL LAUGH REPEATEDLY AT YOU

LIKE THIS


HA

HAA

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH-

ANYWAYS! These 2 questions amused me a little too much for my own good while taking teh test... (Yes we got to take our test booklets home) :


-On their tour of Kenya, the Marshalls had a guide who was one of the least ______ people they had ever met, so when he was overcome by emotion at their departure, they were surprised.

...TSUKACHI?!?! YOU'RE A TOUR GUIDE IN KENYA?!?!?!?!111!one!!!ichi!1! *Immediately books a flight to Kenya*

And:

-Pedro's story ranged from a wild, agitated description of the ______ ogre to _______, more subdued account of the peaceful cloud city.

(A) silent . . a quieter  (Aw hellz no)
(B) savage . . a calmer  (ROFL)
(C) passionate . . a fiercer  (LOLWAT PASSIONATE OGRE)
(D) controlled . . an angry  (...nu.)
(E) vibrant . . a crushing  (....Vibrant. Crushing. You feel me?)


You know that I ttly picked B. I mean COME ON. SAVAGE OGRE. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. SAVAGEEEEEEEEEEEE. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR-

I dunno if I can handle another one of those things again DDD8 No comments allowed 'cause I'm a lazy asshole like that. *Glamorous hand fling!*



...*Rotten vegetables immediately pelted at me afterwards*

GOD HAS FINALLY ANSWERED MY PRAYERS

AW HELLZ YEAH IT'S ABOUT TIME

THANK YOU GOD, THANK YOU!!!!! *Throws self down on ground and kisses it 9463290847203961287367 times* OH PRAISE TEH LORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD-

I can't wait for the 30th~ *O*


빨리 와~ 기다릴수 없어요~ >A<;;;

I will now try to express my joy in gif form:



HEE HEE CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 30TH TO COME  *CLAP CLAP*

COME FASTER DAMMIT






/*End fangirly spam attack* :D;;;

Reasons why I hate (♥) Zero

No...

No....

NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!


ZERO!!!

WHY?!?!?


WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BRING THIS BACK?!?!?!?!?????!?


<------ THAT THING!!!!!!

AND Oマックg!!

ワッフォ?! SERIOUSLY ZERO, WAFFO?!?!?!?!!?????



...YOU KILL ME, ZERO. KILLLLLLLLLLL MEEEEEEEEEEE.


I also almost cried when I saw THIS on the Psychedelic Parade in Europe documentary DVD:



YOU BASTARD!!! GIVING ME ALL THOSE BLOG ENTRIES WHILE ON TOUR!!!!!! 叫び
 

If you were offended by any of the above contents, then you srsly need to GTFO outta my F-list because I have a sick twisted humorless sense of humor

And to all the unanswered comments, I know that I seem like a douche, but I have lots of homework from evil jail- I mean school, and am too lazy busy to answer them properly so I'll try to get to answering 'em sooner or later あせる

And oh yeah I'm STILL working on that D'espa spam that is waaaaayyy overdue but if you feel that you know me by now; yes, I am never EVER on time. Eheheheheh


...stay tuned for a little (or lot) longer, folksビックリマークキラキラ





......oh noooooooo I dun wanna do evil maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaath homeworrrk saaaaaaaaaaaave meeeeeeeeeeee- DDD8
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HYBRID_BREEDER


Also...

HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY D'ESPA!!!!!!!!!!

Much love to both of ya
!! The first to just being just plain awesome, and the last but DEFINITELY not least for being just simply the best, greatest, #1 band ever for ten whole years~ ラブラブ

Uhhh yeah I know that I'm not making a hugeass speech or anything FOR NOW, since I'm too swamped with homework (this iz wut I get for procrastinatin' orz), SO CELEBRATORY POSTS WILL COME LATER~ Look forward to them, minna-SAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~

Plus I'm a huge nerd and wanted to post this entry at exactly 9:09 P.M. in my timezone~ (It's still teh 15th here in California so NO I'M NOT LATE STFU DDD<) GO ME AWWW YEAH 9/9/09 AT 9:09 P.M.~
グー



...srsly guise brace yourselves for teh incoming spam. Heed my warnings. I warned ya.
かお2
It's that dreaded time again... When I pull out teh trimming shears and go *SNIP SNIP* to my wild, overgrown F-list!! XDDD;;; 叫び

If I have kicked you off my F-list, please don't hold it personally against me, I kindly ask of you. I mean no ill/evil reasons against you; I don't hate you personally or anything. We may have not talked to each other much/ever recently or you might've been one of the people I temporarily invited into my F-list for translations.

If you feel that you do not apply to one of the reasons above or think that you should stay anyways, by all means, feel free to object to this entry and certainly do tell me! I really have no real reasons, honestly, to not accept you back into my F-list... ^^;;; Although if I were you, I'd wouldn't be irritated at all and feel grateful for being spared from all of my horrible sparkly-font abuse, loooooongass tl;dr spam!! XD;;;

So please don't hold any personal eternal grudges against me, okay? Because those things really suck DDDX
あせる

The following users have been cut from my F-list:
_lamiai_
asia_syndrome
beatboxfashion
chimerari
domestic_cage
fuyushita_risou
ikayftw
megumip
mini_myna
nejournalist
syrenshaeda


To the following users, I'm not sure whether you'd like to stay or not, since you might've expressed interest in staying on my F-list and I have a simply horrible memory that can't remember a thing at all, or I feel that you might get annoyed by my spammy, wayyy too fangirly entries (lolz I had to make a seperate category for once :O) :

blackmoralrock
crisis_cadaver

Welllll now that that's done with; I hope you enjoyed staying on the limited time you had on my F-list and hope that we can part our ways in peace and understanding! I honestly enjoyed our small time we spent together. :DDD I wish everyone the best of luck with their dreams and ambitions in the future~ And make sure you leave a comment if you were mentioned above and would like to stay anyways!! 8)

Also, to any lurkers out there (yes I DO know you're out there, lurking around my lame journal and secretly chuckling to yourself over my extremely boring public entries DDD8), I kindly ask of you too to come out of your hidey holes and post a comment if ya just wanna be added here! XD You might be shy to say hello or anything, but I don't bite, really. I'd just love it if you would come and and just say something!! XDDD So to anyone who always wanted to be on my unprestigious F-list but was always too shy to just go ahead and ask, please speak up! Now is the perfect time and opportunity for you x]

As for me... It's homework time.

......
DO.

NOT.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~NNNNNNNNNTTT~
!!  零貧血


orz  ガクリ

DAMMIT IT'S ANOTHER AUGUST BIRTHDAY MY GOD


HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMELONBREAD!!!!!

Holy fuck it's yet another August birthday but that's okay since most parents must've felt celebratory after Christmas and went busy with each other after drinkin' all teh eggnog. ビール

Anyhoo... YEAH HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU YOU TALENTED MUTHAFAWKER WHO'S WAYYY TOO GOOD AT ART 鼻血 Zero

Yeah... I hope that you're having a fun birthday and that you'll become a really successful artist in the future, since letting all that talent go to waste would really be a shame... A big shame indeed. 鼻血 Zero 右揺

Other than that... Don't eat too much cake on your birthday and don't get too wasted or else you'll get one hell of a hangover and oh what's the use just, just-... BAH HERE HAVE A ZERO PICTURE. WTF WHY ARE THERE SO MANY ZERO MANIA ON MY F-LIST!? DDD8



Sweaty Zero greets you in all of his sweaty glory~ ZERO

Ehehe yeah I think I should stop here... Before I write an essay or something
鼻血 Zero 興奮2 笑



And to everyone else that is wondering why the hell I haven't updated in forever... I have no excuse, really. I've been doing Korean translations instead of Japanese ones, to tell ya the truth...
It's...... At least good practice for my crappy Korean? ^^汗 *Is immediately shot to death by F-list* 354354