from true life seek: "Buying STUFF (and posting about it)
I do try to post about a hopefully broader culture outside of H!P as I tried to put together something organized awhile ago here although it does need updating with links and a final spot atop the front page…….in terms of 'showing off' though that was never ever an intention and I would simply rather disappear than do such a thing. For me the term itself 'gets' is quite foreign as I never viewed anything that I purchased unwittingly (there have been bad blind purchases in the past for sure! 😛 ) or otherwise in this manner. One of my main focuses has been to try to grow groups/idols/artists/J-dramas/J-movies's fanbases through hopefully sharing. A part of this has been including links to purchase merchandise, CDs, DVDs, etc. in hopes of inspiring in some way for more support for artists/groups/etc. which is what ensures their continued existence for fans to enjoy but I've always just thought that being able to see what you're potentially going to purchase may help in some way. And I just thought it helped to show support in purchasing our favorite artists/idols merchandise and releases in seeing that the releases I was trying to promote were actually in my possession and not downloads. Furthermore by scanning magazines and shashinshuu my hopes are that by being able to see the layouts and features fellow fans will also want to support these publications/idols/artists and purchase them too. I apologize greatly if this has been of a most disservice while my intentions have been most definitely otherwise. 😦 I've been exploring and collecting J-Pop/idols for about 15 or so years..a bit longer (as I began working in my early to mid teens…not sure if that's a good thing though XD ) and I just thought that by sharing about different artists/idols that I've come across over time would inspire others to love them too or perhaps just discover their music or personalities. I'm now wondering if I should post photos anymore. I don't know. And whether I should even blog anymore. I just had no idea that I was thought of in this way. There was never an intention to be "showy" as it's just not in my nature and never will be…..just a love of Japanese culture which I'm part of in heritage and love.
There's really perhaps much more to be expressed on such a broad subject but these are my initial personal feelings and thoughts.