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Japanese Pop Culture/Trends

#yaplog? J-blogging aimed towards a female audience.

I promise I would cover this in my last blog post so let’s start. Japanese trends are picking up in Twitter. Yup, they are. More blogging and social services are now using twitter as a means of sharing in Nippon. Oh yeah, and that lunaticjoker picture was an accurate representation of cute Japanese girls I would date. They have good taste. I have a Sony VAIO EB. That pink one is a Sony VAIO CW (which costs more, yaa). They got Sony MDRXB700s.  Much love. Anyway, continuing on. *oh and that sundae looks so good*

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New computer is awesome (and a load of other things)

Yup, it’s awesome. It’s been like 3 days using this nifty thing, installing software, plugins, themes, you know, getting used to it. Kind of like moving to a bigger home. There’s more stuff I can put around, more capability, and yet to discover for me~ W7 is pretty nifty and I really like it. Pretty nice.

As of the moment right now, I’m uninstalling stuff from my old laptop so there’s more space and I’m moving new stuff into my new computer. So far it’s been really smooth going and sleek. Though there’s only one thing I really REALLY want to do right now.

I wanna hack my Zune. No, not bring a hatchet to it, but I want to get into the workings of my Zune and add some pretty sweet stuff in, say like syncing from other kinds of players than just Zune player, which IMO does a real bad job of adding metadata. I’ll get into that later, and hopefully, once I complete that, I’ll have more time to cover on what I really need to cover on this blog…

…and that is… Japanese Illustrators. Oh you guys are wonderful, lol. Picking what I was thinking was going to be the most popular anyway because Amu-kun has such a high taste for writing about that. Yes, I will focus on Japanese Illustrators. 🙂 Yeah you guys… I’ll do my best to pick out another illustrator to highlight because I’m having debates over which I should choose.

JITP is at a stall right now because I’m still moving stuff from one computer to the other. Japanese pop culture and trends once again, I might get around to doing it later probably covering one of the latest twitter trends to hit the charts around 2 days ago.

#yaplog. YES. Why the heck do people hash yaplog and don’t know what the heck it is? I will definitely cover it later though. As of right now though, I can tell you that yaplog is a blogging service just like ameba, ameblo, livedoor, fc2, tunabe and a whole lot of other blogging services in Japan. Yup, Yaplog.jp now supports twitter for all your microblogging, casual-blogging, and macroblogging (if really, you’re into that thing).

That’s it for this post, and I will cover some nice things in the following days to come. And meanwhile, Iggy better stop being busy. I’ve made more than enough references to him, and I know he’s busy with the anime-sharing.com blog with Solistrasora and crew, but he should come back. I miss Iggy and Soso~ *cries* ~Aww, don’t cry Amukun… they’ll come back soon~

And that’s personal stuff. Again, what you can help me do right now is to pick an illustrator I should highlight and ‘research’ into. I personally am thinking about p19 (who I am thinking about a TON).

P.S. Shout out for Taijou-kun (taikutsujoker) for finally making his first random post! Check it out here. I personally liked it a lot. Go ahead and read it. Oh yeah, and it’s tradition for me to nuke text. I feel like it~ fufufufufufu~ *evil kawaii laugh*


Monthly Synopsis: July is nearly ending~

A simple synopsis for today, yes, July is ending. That also means my blog is going to grow to be a month old. YES, you got that right. A MONTH OLD. Oh such is the consistency of blogging a hobby that’s so fun in it’s own right. To share my thoughts to the devoted readers on my blog~ (or ARE you devoted readers?). Anyway, as I am writing this, I’m drinking a strawberry banana smoothie. Quite chilly at the moment as it runs down my throat, but nevertheless a refreshing dessert~

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#keion was trending yesterday? SCII release!!! (屮゚Д゚)å±®

Yeah, so apparently people heard the news yesterday, and #keion trended for around 3 hours before being taken down by those other silly silly trends that make no sense at all and how people waste their time trying to get a retweet out of something that just bears no fruit. Not even the leaves.

What is Keion? (though I should really bamf uber killz you if you say that) Keion (けいおん) is basically what they call K-On! in America. Yeah, it’s that anime and light novel series. Apparently it’s gained a lot of popularity, whether it’s the featured songs on the oricon charts like Yoko Hikasa’s (Mio) hit song Don’t Say Lazy or Fuwa Fuwa Time and Aki Toyosaki’s (Yui) Cakayake! Girls and Go! Go! Maniac. People have probably already understood that the Keion series, both the anime and the light novel are popular in Japan. Not to mention a good part of the western United States like California where I live. Ok, it’s not that popular since everyone talks about Naruto and Bleach and how freaking awesome Byakuga Kuchiki’s Senbonzakura is. Yeah, it’s awesome, but you westerner Bleach and Tite Kubo fanboys talk about bankais all the time like you’re rocket scientists and want what not to devise some sort of IRL soul society. Luckily, Tite Kubo is in the JITP list so go fanboy over him there. Haha~

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4ji?

Again, today, I might lack the energy to write something interesting because my significant alter ego, Iggy is busy with many things. So, I might as well cover what I want to cover, and I’ll write something about… twitter! Again.

If you’ve been keeping track of what people are tweeting in the certain region of Japan which Twitter doesn’t have (because Twitter is English, duh), then you’ll know about the 4ji twitter trend. Basically, at 4 AM (or just 4, it’s Japan time) in the morning, at Japan, the Nippon people twitter either of the following:

  • なるほど四時じゃねーの  #4ji
  • なるほど4時じゃねーの #4ji
  • Something about 4 o’ clock or the hash tagged #4ji

Don’t know why this exactly is a trend, but it’s pretty abused a lot. There’s even an application for it. You can find here:

http://4ji.ssig33.com/

You can easily see that the following line (毎朝 4 時になるほど四時じゃねーのと発言する為のツールです) translates to something like: “An application to state an annoying remark about 4 o’clock every morning at 4 o’clock.” Yeah. It’s designed to… if I believe correctly, supposedly either wake your followers up, let the people you follow wake you up, or something useless. Anyway, it’s a big trend. At around 15,000 users and growing fast, twitter will soon have to make a region for Nippon trending topics. Not that big as of right now, but you never know about a meme or a fast growing trend. They are always random. But maybe if there are enough people in the morning already using the application service, I guess you can easily say that every 4 o’clock in the morning in Nippon, #4ji will start to be a leading trending topic, and then other nations (like English speaking SPAMMERS that want a free iPhone 4 from some fake Canadian Pharmacy) will get into it and hash it randomly.

For me, I know it’d be horrible to wake up at 4 o’ clock. I sure wouldn’t do it, but as I am maintaining the JITP twitter list, I always seem to receive these kinds of things. Anyway, just wanted to state that out. It seemt like something interesting to blog about.

No visuals, sorry, I’m still too lazy to upload my own, LOL.

Oh, and also, yes, I’m still working on the JITP twitter list again now since twitter has a good reliable feel to it, but I’m slowly searching this time because there are still pixiv and DA artists that I need to filter out from the junk. Eep. Anyway, it hasn’t picked up that much, but now it’s like if I see someone, I’ll add in a snap, but I won’t extensively search without fruit. The Nippon No Illustrators will slowly approach me. ^_^

Iggy is pretty busy with things, what not, summer almost ending, so my blog is slowly dying. It happens, I guess, but hey, it was a fun week. I’m going to try my best to blog even more about Anything In General, but maybe I blog too much for a month ^^;; People only blog as often most of the time for around 1 time each 3 days to a week. I try to blog everyday because for me, I feel my interests are too wide not to share.

Oh, and also, I added some things to my ‘About’ page, if you didn’t know, so if you’d like to leave a comment on my blog or how it looks, the work I put into it and all, go comment there. In the meantime, peace out. Enjoy… reading about 4ji. Oh, and also, I’m not highlighting for a while because I feel that if I highlight too much… My mind won’t be able to put in the effort I normally put into those highlights. Meanwhile, I’m still studying on their awesome, adorable personalities. Ok, most of them. Iggy, you do remember what I told you on MSN about Misakura Nankotsu, no? That was crazy, lol. Though she definitely draws those things hot. I’ll give her that. While that kind of ‘content’ might all be a little over the top, it’s actually kinda hot and not gross like other… fetishers out there. I’m going to point that out in her highlight, but in the meantime I still have to observe~ フフフフフフフ...