Every Breath You Take: Mayu Tomita, Fandom, and Entitlement

July 19, 2016

Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay, I’ll be watching you

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe.

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As you can gather from the title and the stalker-iffic lyrics at the beginning of this post, I’m sure you can guess its topic. It’s been making waves throughout the J-pop Universe in late May/early June, shaking it (and the quadrant called the idol scene) to its core.

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Graduation: Friends Forever?

September 16, 2015

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

How has your week been? Mine has been relatively uneventful, between the typical influx of followers and perusing of social media. I also had a minor time when I was burned out from working on comic pages all summer. The Ice Fairy Festival went by quietly, though I’d later discover that it ended on C-ute Day. (Fortunately, it was early morning in New Jersey. We’d also get more information regarding the new single, which did wonders for that post I made earlier that week.)

The day after that was the anniversary of Juice=Juice’s major debut, a great cause for celebration. Afterwards was the early celebration of my brother’s birthday and the aforementioned but thankfully brief burnout period.

Okay, now on to business! The nexus of this post was something that crossed my mind a week ago. thenumber244’s wonderful review of Morning Musume ’15’s 59th single mentioned a sobering fact:
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No Country for Old (and New) Musume

August 13, 2014

The following is a post I made pretty much as soon as I read the news on Idolminded that night. I was somewhat tired and in a bit of a bad mood so I had hoped to write a more decent thought to attach to the post below. Nothing came.

So here’s my take on the Country Musume results written 5 days ago.


As if I couldn’t get any more PO’d tonight. Not only am I considering the cancellation of my project for various reasons (tell me why I should continue, even if it’s petty), but I get onto Idolminded to find out exactly why H!P fans flee in droves to 48G and other idol collectives.

Bull. Crud. Like. This.

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part V

June 15, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know. Also, obligatory mandatory epilepsy/light warning for the first PV covered here.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by!

Welcome to the fifth part of the Precision Past Perspective edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint. In this little post, we cover the year 2013. Shall we blast off?

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part IV

June 8, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know. Also, possible epilepsy warnings about some images, but they’ll also be in the links.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by!

We’re at the fourth score of the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint. In this post, we cover the year 2012, the end of the world as we know it! Do you feel fine?

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part III

June 1, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by!

We’re at chapitre trois of the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint. (No, there won’t be any of that so get your heads out of the gutter. We are a respectable blog.) In this post, we cover the year 2011.

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part II

May 25, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by!

We’re at part two of the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint. In this post, we cover the year 2010.

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part I

May 18, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by! As noted in a previous post, I am going to cover the interim of my hiatus (March 2009-February 2014) in a special series of posts.

So welcome to the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint.

According to Time and Date.com, it has been (with the final date itself in parenthesis)…

  • 4 years, 10 months, 27 days (4 years, 10 months, 28 days)
  • 155,001,600 (155,088,000) seconds
  • 2,583,360 (2,584,800) minutes
  • 43,056 (43,080) hours
  • 1794 (1795) days
  • 256 weeks (rounded down)

…since my last contact. (I’m not counting that rather useless Stay Tuned post, which I may delete at a later time. It should’ve been a page.) Therefore, we have a lot to cover (or in some cases, relive) so let’s get the show on the road, shall we?

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