shinimegami21
26 December 2009 @ 12:15 am
The full specs are here This post is for the extra details since I now possess it. There are three small postcards that you get with the package.

-The frame itself comes loaded with 16 images which seem quite big. I'm not sure if I can transfer/copy them to a computer yet for your own self You can copy the images to your computer! I guess I will share those later. It says you can copy the files on the memory card and/or USB memory TO the frame, but not the other way around. You can erase the contents of the internal memory in the frame but not the files on the memory card and/or USB memory.

WARNING: You CANNOT open the files of the SD card on your computer. If you do, your computer will freeze! So don't open it! *finished reading the back of the contents guide*

It's quite confusing actually. Just...don't delete what came with the frame! Keep it simple.

Also, the current memory in the frame is 102 MB after the pictures have been placed into the internal memory. The 3D panorama slideshows (8 in all) are on the SD card. The memory on the SD card currently is 636.2 MB. Not that much. Hmmm...I can always just buy another SD card too!

-You can change the language! Ironically, the initial controls (selecting 'photos', 'video' etc) are in English, but the settings area is in Japanese. It also comes with a remote control and a cloth to clean the screen. There is a cord to connect the frame to the computer. The manual says that you should properly eject the frame from the computer, since it will show up just like a regular external hardware device.

Available languages:
English
Japanese
German
French
Spanish
Portugal
Italian
Dutch

-When connecting the frame to the computer, you cannot use the remote control. The frame comes up at 'NO NAME' but I think if you rename the frame, you may reformat it. I haven't tried, but I don't wanna find out the hard way! The drive with the 3D images should not be opened, as stated earlier. It seems you can't do anything to the frame while it is plugged into the computer. The manual says you can, but I'm still new to it.

At the moment, I'm a bit tired and running on empty. >.>; If anyone has any questions, then feel free to leave them as comments! I think this overview is lacking, but that may be entirely due to my tiredness.
 
 
Current Mood: hungry
 
 
shinimegami21
08 November 2009 @ 12:00 pm
Big thanks to abiona_sashenka for her information!

I am only missing the poster prices. I will edit the pic when I can!

Photobucket

I need about 10,000 yen to buy all the things I need.
 
 
Current Mood: blah
 
 
shinimegami21
02 November 2009 @ 08:45 pm
AH FUCK THERE IS A HANDTOWEL! MY WEAKNESS!

I have two Gackt ones, and...three other ones >.>;;;

Other kick ass stuff there too! Here I come necktie pin! Also...need to get those headshots for the school IDs. How big are they supposed to be again?

EDIT: HOMG THE KIRA KIRA! *FROTHS* OH GAWD...TEH SPARKLES....TEH SPARKLESSSSS!
 
 
Current Mood: enthralled
 
 
shinimegami21
13 October 2009 @ 07:50 pm
Yep, there will be a shuttle bus service to and from the station for the following venues:

Region Plaza in Niigata (11/6~7) from JR Naoetsu station to the venue (20 mins ride)
EDIT: only FROM the venue in Joetsu, and the service is not free.*

Mihama Town General Hall in Aichi (11/21-22) from Meitetsu Kouwa Station
Service is not free. *

You have to pay a regular bus fare? But it doesn't say how much. I expect it to be not so high.

HOW SWEET IS THAT?! :D
 
 
Current Mood: SUPER ECSTATIC!
 
 
shinimegami21
05 October 2009 @ 08:10 pm
Phone lines for entering the lottery will open October 7th at 12pm until October 14th at 23:59. Winners will be known by October 16th and you can pay at Lawsons

- Only one ticket per member. 7,000 yen per seat
- You must have a 12 digit number to enter the lottery (your 9 digit membership number plus the 3 digit number found on the front of your postcard you will get in the mail.
- There are no premium seats

I'm still not sure if people can use their cellphones to call in. Last I checked, no, it had to be a landline, but it could have changed.

The dates are as follows:

DatePlaceMembership Check inDoors OpenStarts
11/6( fri)Region Plaza, Joetsu14:0016:0018:00
11/7 (sat)Region Plaza, Joetsu12:0014:0016:00
11/13 (fri)Index Osaka, 4th Hall14:0016:0018:00
11/14 (sat)Index Osaka, 4th Hall13:0015:0017:00
11/15 (sun)Index Osaka, 4th Hall13:0015:0017:00
11/21 (sat)Mihama Town Gymnasium (Aichi)12:0014:0016:00
11/22 (sun)Mihama Town Gymnasium (Aichi)12:0014:0016:00
11/27 (fri)Ariake Sports Center (Tokyo)14:0016:0018:00
11/28 (sat)Ariake Sports Center (Tokyo)12:0014:0016:00
11/29 (sun)Ariake Sports Center (Tokyo)12:0014:0016:00

How to buy tickets:
http://shinimegami21.livejournal.com/219748.html

Access Map for ALL venues:
http://gackt.com/jp/page/kamuigakuen/7.html

 
 
Current Mood: blah
 
 
shinimegami21
28 May 2009 @ 09:10 pm
PREMIUM SEATS: Entries for these seats will be taken from June 1st (12pm) until June 7th (11:59pm)
cost: 30,000 yen
Number to call: 0570-084-078

Premium tickets includes:
-seating 20 minutes before everyone else
-premium seat memorial ticket
-limited edition goods present
-seating in the first 10 rows

REGULAR SEATS: Entries for these seats will be taken from June 3rd until June 14th
cost: 7,800 yen
Number to call: 0570-084-079

EACH MEMBER IS ONLY ALLOWED ONE TICKET!


All instructions on calling and obtaining tickets can be found here:
http://shinimegami21.livejournal.com/219748.html

I do not think an L code is needed for these tickets.
 
 
Current Mood: contemplative
 
 
shinimegami21
15 May 2009 @ 12:15 am
WHO IS EXCITED!?

I AM! :D


I wanna go. I WANNA GO! It's on a Saturday, a day where I DON'T work! FINALLY!

I know where my stimulus money is going! >.>;;;

In other news:

rip of preview for Koakuma Heaven good for seven days. Ringtone please! D:

Image and video hosting by TinyPic
bigger pic of DEARS ONLY single cover, credit to Yahoo Japan, I believe.


Remind me to replace the smaller one on my phone for this one...


I'm off for sleep, but how can I with such excitement going on?! fuck. Gotta count Gackts. >.>
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
shinimegami21
Maybe if people did a bit of research, they can find all the information they need to prove that the uniform was made in the image of the SS uniforms worn by soldiers in Germany at the time of World War 2.

This blog is from the company that actually allowed Gackt to use their SS costumes for his tour. They clearly state that it is indeed a replica of the original SS uniform.
A small, summarization of the blog here, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] gackt_army

A Brief History to the Uniform
credit to [livejournal.com profile] karadin for her informative post

The SS was formed as the personal bodyguard of Adolph Hitler, and expanded after his rise to power to spread into the regular German Army.

In 1932, Heinrich Himmler introduced the all-black SS uniform, which was designed by SS-Oberführer Prof. Dr. Lars Bonne Rasmussen and graphic designer Walter Heck.

While many uniforms were designed throughout the years for the SS, the all black uniform is the most well known, being designed to project authority and respect. (and subsequently, fear) The Black white red color scheme was shared by the Nazi Party,

In 1938 pale-grey uniforms began to replace the black in Germany, this was to help in blending the SS into the regular army, The original black uniform was rarely worn in Germany due to the fact that to the populace, black signified army shirkers and political-party bullies.



Overall, this uniform used in the tour is neither a SS uniform or Russian uniform. It is a costume, first and foremost. It is a tool to help tell a story. It is made in the image of the SS uniform worn by soldiers in World War 2 Germany in order to help people visualize, comprehend, and understand the true meaning of his tour:

War and people dying is a sad, terrible thing, no matter which side you are fighting on.


Would you expect Gackt to continue on with his story in a kitty suit? Yeah...didn't think so.
 
 
Current Mood: apathetic
 
 
shinimegami21
16 October 2008 @ 03:20 pm

◆ 待望のニュー・シングル「Jesus」発売決定!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

約1年半振りのニュー・シングルが発売になります。
一般発売に先駆け、9月15日までにご入会いただいたDears会員の皆様だけに、
Music Clipを収録したDVD付きの限定盤を発売致します!

限定盤はDears通販限定で11月26日到着予定となります。
通常盤は12月3日発売予定で、一般店のみでの取り扱いとなります。

詳細はPCから以下の特設ページをご覧下さい。
http://gackt.com/japanese/page/jesus.html



YES people, the new single is titled [Jesus]. The words 'what the fuck?' comes in mind though!

-those who became members by 9/15 will be able to purchase the special edition of the single, which includes a music clip that is not on the rgular edition.
-the regular edition will be for sale 12/3
 

 
 
Current Mood: excited
 
 
shinimegami21
23 July 2008 @ 02:05 pm
EVERY GACKT LIVE IN ONE BOX?!

YES PLEASE!

Taken from the rss feed, the link HERE

TO BE RELEASED 10/15/08

It comes with 13 CDs, 1 DVD in a special box and tour pamphlets from all tours.

Gackt「nine*nine」(読み方:ナイン・ポイント・ナイン)  21,000(tax in)

 

"上杉謙信"に続き、2009年公開予定のハリウッド映画の撮影を終え、

俳優としても大きな注目を集めたGacktがいよいよ本格的に音楽活動を再開する。

『Gackt』約9年間の軌跡を、刻まれた記憶を辿る、ライブアルバムコレクションCD-BOXを企画。

1999年、Gackt Jobと呼ばれるソロプロジェクトを始動。

ツアー 「MARS~空からの訪問者~」(2000年)より、アルバムリリースに合わせて全国ツアーを実施。

2005年には初の東京ドーム公演を成功に収めた。ステージに雨を降らせたり、アリーナを馬で駆け抜けたり、

と年々進化し続けるステージング。その壮大な世界観は、まるで一本の大作映画を観た後のように

『感動』と、そして『想い』をオーディエンスの心に刻み続けてきた。

そんな約9年間に渡って繰り広げられてきた、オンリー・ワンなGacktワールドの軌跡を音で辿る。

 

■初回生産限定 14枚組(CD×13+DVD×1)スペシャルBOX仕様

■封入特典:完全復刻!ミニチュア・ツアーパンフレットコレクション


 

<収録内容>

【CD】

「Gackt Live Tour 2000 MARS~空からの訪問者~」

「Gackt Live Tour 2001 Requiem et Reminiscence~終焉と静寂~」

「Gackt Live Tour 2002 下弦の月~聖夜の調べ~」

「Gackt Live Tour 2003 上弦の月~最終章~」

「Gackt Live Tour 2004 THE SIXTH DAY & SEVENTH NIGHT~FINAL~」

「Gackt Live Tour 2005 12.24 DIABOLOS~哀婉の詩と聖夜の涙~」

「GACKT TRAINING DAYS 2006 DRUG PARTY」

 

【DVD】

タイトル未定(未発表楽曲の収録を含む、完全撮卸スペシャル映像)

HELL YES I'M BUYING THIS!

WAIT! I think this is just music...it only has one DVD...so it may not be concerts to watch...BOO!

 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
shinimegami21
21 July 2008 @ 07:15 pm
Well, it seems that my postcard had TWO sides to open! @.@ So now I shall decipher how to buy them, with the help of my coworker!

there are three steps! a bit long deshou?

Please look here later today for more details!

there is a caution section for buying tix, but i will post that after instructions.

EDIT: Here is what you need to know!



Also, for those adding me as a friend: I hope that people are not adding me because of news posts lol I barely update things like this. 90% of my journal is friends filtered. So updates like this shall be sparing. If you have alot of the same interests as me, besides Gackt, then let me know in my Friends Only post. Otherwise, I AM NOT ADDING YOU BACK.

Thanks! ^_^
 
 
Current Mood: busy
 
 
shinimegami21
20 July 2008 @ 03:09 pm
After both groovy_walls and I made post on this issue, we decided it was time to combine forces and make a much longer, far more rambling post. XD


This is what we'll be posting to some of the comms:

The Dears Fanclub. Why are the overseas fans excluded?
-By [info][livejournal.com profile] shinimegami21 and [profile] groovy_walls


Recently, it seems one issue has begun to surface on a frequent basis. The matter of Gackt spreading his activities outside of Japan, namely his fan club opening to the international community. This has started to become a major issue, not only on the LiveJournal communities, but also on many of the smaller forums and websites.

Petition after petition have been made and sent, and the growing theme among fan-mail has become an outcry for Dears to go international. Still, Dears remains a Japanese address only fan club. This fact has started to generate hurt feelings from international fans AND a fair amount of bitterness and accusations of racism regarding Gackt.

But there are real viable reasons why Dears is not international, and why this is (if you must find fault) not the fault of the artist.

In regards to this matter, we, shinimegami21 and groovy_walls, have written an article on the matter. We do not direct this post at any one user, nor do we intend to bruise anyone's feelings over the matter. We simply hope to give explanation to the matter and perhaps eliminate some hurt feelings.

shinimegami21 is a Dears member who lives and teaches English in Japan. She will give us some insight not only into Dears itself, but also the logistic issues behind making ANY website or group available to a multilingual fan base.

groovy_walls is a business manager, and drawing on her experience in these matters, will outline why an international Dears is, in the end, not a matter of Gackt love for his fans, but one Dears Co.'s profit margin.

So please take a few minutes of your time to bear with us and read on.


In response to petitions to make DEARS international )
 
 
Current Mood: busy
 
 
shinimegami21
20 July 2008 @ 10:25 am
EDIT: YOU MAY LINK BACK TO MY POST FOR THE TABLE, BUT DO NOT REPOST IT ELSEWHERE! I WILL ASK THAT YOU FIX YOUR POST AND LINK BACK HERE!

EXCITING NEWS!

I just randomly checked my mailbox, full of junk mail, and I find a little postcard for:

Gackt Live Tour 2008-2009 Requiem et Reminiscence II
52 dates confirmed so far.


I need to take off from work...>.>;;;


I shall list the tour dates on this post later on!

*SPAZ*

OK, here is a table for days, dates, times, and places.My fingers hurt...and so do my eyes. @.@

There are places here that I cant find the kanji for, and I will ask my friend to read it for me later, so please wait a bit for info with question marks and such!


OK, here is a table for days, dates, times, and places.

DAYTIME STARTPLACEINFO #
12/14 (sun)17:00/17:30Misato City Culture Centera
12/19 (fri)18:00/18:30Kawaguchi Lilia Culture Center Main Halla
12/20 (sat)18:00/18:30Ichikawa City Culture Center Main Halla
12/22 (mon)18:00/18:30Gunma Prefecture National Hallb
12/26 (fri)17:45/18:30Oomiya Sonic City Main Halla
1/5 (mon)18:00/19:00Tokyo International Forum Halla
1/6 (tues)18:00/19:00Tokyo International Forum Halla
1/9 (fri)18:00/18:30Ishikawa Welfare Pension Hall
c
1/11 (sun)18:00/18:30Niigata Prefecture National Halld
1/15 (thur)18:00/18:30Okayama City National Hallf
1/17 (sat)18:00/18:30Hiroshima ALSOK Hallg
1/18 (sun)18:00/18:30Hiroshima ALSOK Hallg
1/21 (wed)17:45/18:30Niinagawa Prefecture Ritsu (?) Prefecture National Halla
1/22 (thur)17:45/18:30Niinagawa Prefecture Ritsu (?) Prefecture National Halla
1/24 (sat)18:00/18:30Joetsu Culture Centerd
1/25 (sun)18:00/18:30Nagano Prefecture Matsumoto Culture Centere
1/27 (tues)18:00/18:30Misato City Culture Center Main Hallh
1/29 (thur)17:45/18:30Nagoya International Confrence Hall- Century Hallh
1/30 (fri)17:45/18:30Nagoya International Confrence Hall- Century Hallh
2/1 (sun)17:30/18:30Tokyo International Forum Halla
2/2 (mon)18:00/18:30Tokyo International Forum Halla
2/5 (thur)18:00/18:30Shizuoka City National Culture Center Main Hallh
2/9 (mon)17:45/18:30Kobe International Center Kokusai Halli
2/10 (tue)
18:00/18:30Himeji City Culture Center Main Halli
2/16 (mon)18:00/18:30Kouchi Prefecture National Hall- Orange Hallj
2/18 (wed)18:00/18:30Matsuyama City National Hall Main Hallk
2/19 (thur)18:00/18:30Alpha Anabuki Hall Main Hall (Kagawa Prefecture)l
2/22 (sun)18:00/18:30Morioka National Culture Hallm
2/23 (mon)18:00/18:30Sendai Sun Plaza Hallm
2/25 (wed)18:00/18:30Kooriyama National Culture Centerm
2/28 (sat)18:00/18:30Takayama City National Culture Center Main Hallh
3/1 (sun)18:00/18:30Nagaragawa International Confrence Hallh
3/3 (tues)18:00/18:30Utsunomiya City Culture Centerb
3/4 (wed)18:00/18:30Utsunomiya City Culture Centerb
3/7 (sat)18:00/18:30Yamagata Prefecture National Prefectural Hallm
3/9 (mon)18:00/18:30Aomori City Culture Centerm
3/10 (tue)18:00/18:30Akita Prefecture National Hallm
3/12 (thur)18:00/18:30Asahigawa City National Culture Center Main Halln
3/14 (sat)18:00/18:30Hokkaido Welfare Pension Halln
3/15 (sun)17:00/17:30Hokkaido Welfare Pension Halln
3/17 (tue)18:00/18:30Hakodate City National Hall Main Halln
3/22 (sun)18:00/18:30Yoneko Convention Centerf
3/24 (tue)18:00/18:30Yamaguchi National Hallg/o
3/26 (thur)18:00/18:30Shimane City National Hallf
3/29 (sun)18:00/18:30Fukuoka Sun Palace Hotel and Hallp
3/30 (mon)18:00/18:30Fukuoka Sun Palace Hotel and Hallp
4/1 (wed)18:00/18:30Suijyou (祟城) University City National Hall (Kumamoto National Culture Center)p
4/2 (thur)
18:00/18:30Daibun iichiko Grand Theatrep
4/4 (sat)18:00/18:30Nagasaki Brick Hallp
4/6 (mon)18:00/18:30Kagoshima City National Hall First Hallp
4/8 (wed)18:00/18:30Miyazaki City National Culture Centerp
4/11 (sat)18:00/18:30Okinawa Convention Center (other Kanji is too small to read)q

thanks to you_aishiteru for the names of those cities i didnt know!
There are premium tickets for members. You can only get 1 ticket and I think it's by a lottery/entry. Not so sure. Cost: 30,000 yen

There are regular tickets. Members can buy up to 4 tickets, excluding the one in Misato Prefecture. Cost: 7,000 yen

All the letters in the table correspond to numbers to call within the country. I will provide those numbers at a later time.
 
 
Current Mood: hot
 
 
shinimegami21
Straight from LJ Charity Gifts page:

With the purchase of our charity v-gift, you'll contribute to PFLAG, a network of support groups that provide resources for the health and well-being of GLBT persons as well as their friends and family. PFLAG celebrates diversity and envisions a society in which all sexual orientations and gender identities are embraced. The organization operates on the maxim that only with dignity, respect and equality can individual and collective human potential be reached. Support is welcomed by all who share in the vision of a world that doesn't foster discrimination and protects the civil rights deserved by all.

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & GaysThe organization began in 1973 after founder Jeane Manford marched with New York City's Gay Pride Parade in a show of solidarity with her recently-beaten gay son. Manford became politically active because police were far from being a reliable or sufficient source of help with the injustice of his case. Originally PFLAG was a single support group, the first meeting of which received an attendance of only 20 people. Over the course of 35 years it has blossomed into a far reaching network of community chapters and continues to grow. For more information contact the PFLAG National Office, 1726 M Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036 USA, or visit www.pflag.org.

LiveJournal used a number of guidelines in determining which charity to support, including but not limited to the breadth of the charity's mandate, its commitment to establishing long-term, sustainable and viable programs and services, and the independent ratings of agencies like CharityWatch.org and CharityNavigator.org. Because of LiveJournal's international userbase, we also thought it important to pick an organization that has both national (U.S.) and international locations.

To determine net proceeds, LiveJournal will deduct only the actual expenses relating to the credit card transactions. Each credit card provider and payment processor charges varying fees. Typically the fee involves a fixed fee per transaction plus a percentage of the sale price. In determining net proceeds, LiveJournal will not deduct any other expenses, such as salaries of employees, cost of servers, or any other operating costs. The net proceeds will be donated by LiveJournal on its account and not on behalf of the purchaser. Purchasers will not be entitled to any tax credit or deduction otherwise applicable to charitable deductions by individuals.

About the Purple Rhino:

Return of the Purple Rhino!
Originally created for the subway walls of 1974 Boston, the Purple Rhino represents a gentle and intelligent, yet often maligned and misunderstood creature whom, when attacked, defends itself ferociously. Its lavender color was chosen because of its association with the gay rights movement of the time; its red heart symbolizes the love uniting all peoples. Proceeds from the Purple Rhino v-gift will go the Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for GLBT persons and their friends and families.






I actually wouldn't mind buying/receiving this gift!
 
 
Current Music: Gundam Wing Episode 21 English Subs-_-;;; damnit
Current Mood: awake
 
 
shinimegami21
15 April 2008 @ 08:30 pm
His world domination is coming closerrrrrr!



Do you know the best thing about this? I can FINALLY have Gackt music on my profile! Damn time! I just wish he had songs that weren't only from Diabolos. :/ Ah well! Has anyone else added his music to their profiles? lol

Now I have a reason to go onto myspace. XD


This cute lil dog will become the latest character to help spread the word about saving the Earth. What more movitivation do you need? lol

I'm really trying to be more aware of how I use energy and such lately! I even use an eco bag when I do my food shopping. I usually forget it though. -_-;;; And I reduced the amount of electricity I use, which also saves me money on bills! XD Japan is pretty ecologically conscious, believe it or not.  For example, instead of buying another container of detergent, or anything really, you can simply buy a plastic refill pouch and refill your container. It saves money and needing to buy another plastic container.

I don't usually do updates for Gackt, cuz most of my friends do it WAY better than me! But I feel an urge to spread the news more!

My hectic day needed this pick-me-up! It kept me genki sort of throughout the day. Oh, I've also decided to use my mug at work, since I won't have to share, and I can enjoy Gackt-sama all the time! ^^;
 
 
Current Mood: tired
 
 
shinimegami21
19 March 2008 @ 01:59 pm
There shall be an LJ strike this coming friday, or for those of you in different time zones, PLEASE LOOK HERE!

Why is there an LJ Strike?
Mostly in esponse to LJ Heads on how they conducted business within the past few months, especially concerning the recent removal of the creation basic accounts.

So for 24 hours, people will not post or comment on LJ.
It shall be murder for me.

What's this about?

* It's about free and ad-free LiveJournal accounts being abolished for new members, ignoring the advice from the newly-formed Advisory Board.
* It's about LJ staff trying to sneak this decision in under the radar, and when people found out, telling the users it was done 'to make the signup process less confusing'.
* It's about LJ staff failing to apologize for trying to hide the facts from view and for lying about the actual reasons for their actions.
* And finally, it's about the latest decision to hide certain user interests from the list of Most Popular Interests, some of them being fanfiction, bisexuality, sex and depression. This decision was not announced or explained in any way. Users found out for themselves.

Here is some info on why one should participate in this. Taken from [profile] yuriko_yakuza's journal:

For those of you who don't already know, there has been a strike scheduled for Friday, March 21st, 2008, during which we hope to have many members of LiveJournal provide LJ with absolutely no content for twenty-four hours. This means no posting and no commenting. If you post elsewhere and have it set up to be posted through a feed on LiveJournal, don't do it. Stay away from LiveJournal for twenty-four hours. That can't be too hard, can it? I know some of you are probably quite active on LiveJournal and will find it hard to stay away for an entire day, just as I will, but this is something that needs to be done, to show the people running LiveJournal that we're watching the changes they are making, that we're paying attention, that we're discontent, and that we want to be heard and taken in to consideration. We are not simply users who can be tossed to the side and ignored. We are the people who make up LiveJournal. Without us, without the content we create, without our words, our voices, our creativity, our participation, there would be no LiveJournal. This is a fact, and it needs to be realized and understood and then taken in to consideration when making decisions regarding the way that LiveJournal is run. The strike is only a few days away, so there isn't all too much time to prepare. While this is unfortunate, it isn't enough to keep this strike from taking place. It will take place, the second it is meant to, and it would be best to have as many people take part as possible. Please, spread the word. Spread it fast. There are only a few days to organize this. If you find that you care about LiveJournal or care about the people you interact with on LiveJournal or simply want it to remain a place where you can entertain yourself without constant censorship and money-hungry practices being thrown in without the consideration of those who use the service, act now. If you don't wish to spread the word, that is fine, but please: refrain from using LiveJournal on Friday, March 21st. Do something else for a change. It's for a good cause. (:

 
 
Current Mood: curious
 
 
shinimegami21
13 March 2008 @ 12:16 pm
If you're not up to date about what is goin on with LJ, then read on!

LiveJournal/SUP is no longer allowing the creation of basic accounts after March 13th, 2008. Meaning TODAY is the last day to make a basic account. And for most of you, it's already too late!

What does this mean?

You will AUTOMATICALLY be upgraded to a plus account! Meaning there will be ads on your LJ if you made an account after March 13th.

Oh, and this was NOT mentioned in the news post! Sneaky bitches...they only stated that there is an easier way to create an account, and it's simpler. For whom? The company? Uh...yes.

For those of you with a basic account already, do not worry. I think things will still be the same, and you may not have to upgrade to a plus account. Please look at THIS POST for more information and links for your reference.

In case some of you are lazy whores individuals, let me break it down, from the knowledge I just gained in the past 20 mins:

1. no more basic after March 13th. you will be automatically upgraded to Plus
2. if you have a paid account, and your time will expire soon, you will more than likely NOT lost your usepics, but you MAY have LESS features. You will then be downgraded to a plus account. basic account. This has been edited due to finding out that if you have an account from before March 13th, 2008 you can go back and forth between basic and plus or paid.

BUT I just found out something that may be quite helpful to those using firefox!


There is an add on called Adblock Plus, which gets rid of ads on your page, so it will be like a basic account when you surf through your own journal. So go ahead and get a plus account, and get the cool features like more icons and cellphone posting and what not. Just install the plugin and VOILA! (I'm bad at french...) No more ads!

*goes to install herself, for other websites*

Truthfully, I don't really care about this new change cuz I have a permanent account, so I will never EVER see an ad on my journal. But I do care for those who will have no choice BUT to sign up for a Plus account.  So go armed properly with this information, and sign up for an account!

Good thing for loopholes!

Edit:
here is an INTERESTING THREAD started by the VP of Production for LiveJournal. 

Edit 2: below the cut is proof of the magic of adblock plus, provided by [profile] cindy_reddeer 
 
 
Current Mood: apathetic
 
 
shinimegami21
26 February 2008 @ 05:55 pm
Oh yes, it seems that the fanclub needs staff. I would love to apply, but I have a job here lol ^^;; (but i might just apply anyway >.>;;; )

If anyone is interested in this, you should definitely jump on it! I think you have to live in Tokyo and it starts out at part time but it can become full time. The position is an assistant helping to mainting the site. I'm not sure what kind of assistant though. I'll more than likely post this onto the DEARS comm so people get an opportunity to do something about this.
 
 
Current Mood: curious
 
 
shinimegami21
20 October 2007 @ 08:37 pm
JK ROWLING OUTS DUMBLEDORE AS GAY

WHAAAAAT?!?!

this means that children have been reading smut! XD Im glad it's being instilled into young minds at suuuuuch a tender age! LOL
 
 
Current Mood: amused