Have you guys EVER been teased/bullied for following Momoiro Clover Z?
  • MM305
     
    November 2018
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    I don't need to answer my own question here, because I have answered it TOO MANY times already (as well as repeatedly admitting that they are my Biggest GUILTY Pleasure). (Otherwise if you want to talk to me about my position, just PM me).

    But let's not make this about me again, because this was made for you folks. This was made to add more discussion to this forum, as well as sharing your experiences with folks who I'm sure won't add more fuel to the fire with the bullying/teasing. I know some have already answered, but we've had new members of this forum since then, so let them admit their stuff.

    And so I ask: Have any of you been teased/bullied for following MCZ? If so, how did you overcame it? Or are you still hurt from it?
     
  • SpookyBSpookyB
     
    November 2018
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    Oh definitely, at the time i first got into MCZ i was, as they say, the token 'weeb' at my school despite only listening to the odd JPop group. It never effected me badly, just made me more self conscious of telling people the kind of music i liked :/ Of course i was young then so teasing wasnt uncommon so really i just ignored it and went on with life ha
     
  • November 2018
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    Just one clear word of advice:
    If this becomes:
    "Enough talk about me. So guys, what do YOU think about my problem"
    then this thread will be closed IMMEDIATELY

    There will be no sneaking the tired old discussion back in through through the backdoor.
    Comprende?
     
  • MM305
     
    November 2018
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    Comprende! That’s why I told folks to PM if they want to know why I feel what I feel, to avoid talking about me here. Thanks SpookyB for answering.
     
  • MM305
     
    November 2018
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    And just for the fun of it Matthcat, why don’t you participate: Have you EVER been teased/bullied for following MCZ? (I think I know the answer, but why not share with the new folks)
     
  • November 2018
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    No I haven't. On the contrary. I have met open minds and interest about Momoclo and idols in general.
    And even if I had I couldn't have cared less.
     
  • November 2018
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    I never have. I don't share my love of MCZ with everyone, simply because a lot of my friends and life acquaintances don't enjoy Japanese music. But my close friends know, and I have shared with them. A couple of my friends have even become fans after being introduced to their music (not as big as me, but fans nonetheless). And the other fans I've met in real life or spoken to here have all been pleasant people to talk with.
     
  • MM305
     
    December 2018
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    Just so I won't have to make another thread, I would like to ask you all a second question: Have you EVER considered MCZ (or even the sister groups) as a guilty pleasure?
     
  • December 2018
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    MM305 said:

    Just so I won't have to make another thread, I would like to ask you all a second question: Have you EVER considered MCZ (or even the sister groups) as a guilty pleasure?


    No, Momoclo, Ebichu and Shachi (the three Stardust acts I pay attention to) all release really high quality music. Anyone who thinks they're a "guilty pleasure" probably uses genre classifications, rather than actual understanding of music, to define what is and isn't good music.
     
  • MM305
     
    December 2018
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    MM305 said:

    Just so I won't have to make another thread, I would like to ask you all a second question: Have you EVER considered MCZ (or even the sister groups) as a guilty pleasure?

    Anyone who thinks they're a "guilty pleasure" probably uses genre classifications, rather than actual understanding of music, to define what is and isn't good music.


    For those folks, it's more because of the type of music they perform and the voices they sing in (because they are rather girly/cutesy). Even if well produced, it's a style that can make certain folks uncomfortable.
     
  • ebizoriebizori
     
    December 2018
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    Yes, I feel "guilty pleasure" for my love for japanese idols,
    So I just try not to listen to them with other people, except those closest to me, and not to advertise and emphasize this my love
     
  • MM305
     
    December 2018
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    I get you.

    Thanks for answering.
     
  • December 2018
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    MM305 said:

    For those folks, it's more because of the type of music they perform and the voices they sing in (because they are rather girly/cutesy). Even if well produced, it's a style that can make certain folks uncomfortable.


    Aaaand we're back to these non-existing people and their non-existing discomfort. So there was no subject change at all? You could care less about guilty pleasures, you just "changed the subject" to try and bait people back into the only thing you wanna talk about (and, clearly, no one else wants to talk about)?

    Now I know how a stupid fish must feel when it bites down on a yummy looking wiggly worm, and realizes there was a rusty hook in it.
     
  • MM305
     
    December 2018
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    It’s not about me here, I’m just addressing how other folks think since you claimed there was one way for them to see it that way.

    But if your gonna just claim it’s just me, then let’s not dwell on that here for the sake of contaminating this thread (that I promised Matthecat). This was not posted for “bait and switch” sake.

    Thanks for answering though.
     
  • MM305
     
    December 2018
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    Though, I would like you to answer the original question of this post as well (please): Have you ever been teased or bully for following MCZ?
     
  • February 3
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    So, I just started watching a new Japanese drama that is tangentially related to this topic. It's called Tokusatsu GaGaGa. It's about an adult female (in Japan of course), who works at an office and is expected to be a proper young hardworking lady. The problem is, she's a big fan of tokusatsu, specifically the superhero sub-genre (basically Power Rangers). She loves these TV shows that are made for kids. No self-respecting adult, especially an OL, should be a fan of those! But she is. The show deals with her struggles of hiding but still enjoying her fandom, and it is very charming and funny while at the same time addressing a serious issue. I recommend you watch it. I don't know if it's streaming anywhere but I'll link the site I download the torrent from. They're a great fansubbing group.

    http://www.tvnihon.com/ - Parent website

    http://tracker.tvnihon.com/index.php?category=133 - torrent list for the episodes, though only the first is released thus far