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真夜中の天使 - Mayonaka no Tenshi

Darkness does not always equate to evil, Just as light doesn't always bring good

Dancing Pandas
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nightangel_jai
So, you know on YouTube how you sometimes get those advertisements that pop up before a video that you can skip after a few seconds?  Well, those ads are of course regional, so I always have Japanese ads pop up and I generally skip them as soon as possible.  However, today one popped up that had my attention the moment I saw "SakuraPanda" on the screen.  My immediate image was of some kind of pink panda and after watching a few more seconds this vision was realized in something even too cute for me to resist (and I can resist a lot of things that are cute to most people ;P)
Anyway, here's something cute that can hopefully put a smile on your face ^__^



By the way, I have no idea what this is supposed to be advertising, I just thought it was cute and fun!
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Little Rant (Too long for Twitter)
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nightangel_jai
I'm sure this is all something we've wondered over the years but we just kind of let it go and accept the problem, but why the hell is Japanese music SO EXPENSIVE?!?!  ¥3000-¥4000 for a full album in Japan vs. America where you'd pay about half the price for the same amount of content. Even a single in Japan costs more than an album in America. I have little idea about prices in Europe but I wouldn't mind knowing how they compare, from the little I've noticed albums there seem cheaper as well.  Add on to that that they make numerous versions each with slightly different content to try to force people to buy all versions.  

The sad result of this system is that I'm able to buy a lot less music here than I would in America.  I'd love to buy more Japanese music and support more of the artists here but its simply not financially viable for me.  I could probably eat for up to 2 weeks on the price of one CD+DVD album. The only CDs I actually buy these days are G's, and I may have to even start cutting back there. I can't support other bands and artists that I would really like to.  Any other music I get is usually downloaded from US iTunes.  
I like owning CDs.  I like Japanese music. However the music pricing system in Japan prevents me from enjoying these things.  Is there a valid reason for it? Is there some aspect of the Japanese market that makes it NECESSARY for them to have such high prices on music?  Or is it just greed?  There's a lot of things not to like about the music industry in Japan and I'd say its likely that this is just one of those things.

Well, sorry to babble on about this, I know there's nothing to be done about it but it popped into my head and started to irritate me so I thought I'd just get it out.  Now I can leave it here for a while and go make some veggie soup.  
If anyone would like to rant a bit themselves about this or anything connected or not please feel free to do so in comments.  Also, if you do have the magic answer that would give understandable justification to this situation, that is also welcome.
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DA Account
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nightangel_jai
Hey there everyone.  On the off chance anyone may be interested I thought I'd let you know that I happen to have a Deviant Art account: http://jyassa.deviantart.com/ I occasionally manage to produce some drawings which are all currently posted.  I hope to eventually add some of my jewelry designs and poetry as well but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.  If people are interested and poke me about it I might move faster but at this point I've just updated as the mood strikes me.  Anyway, if you have a spare moment feel free to drop by and check it out.
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New Journal
angel
nightangel_jai
Hello everyone!
I just wanted to let all of you know that I just created a new journal here.  The new journal is specifically meant to be about more of my experiences living and working in Tokyo, especially in regards to my recently becoming a freelancer here and the interesting situations I find myself in as a result.  I am hoping to be more active there than I am with this journal that I never really figured out what to do with but in fandom related things and other random stuff this is still the journal I will be using.  

So if you are interested in hearing about what I actually do in my life, please go ahead and take a look at mayonakanoangel which I plan to keep public for now.  Only one post up at the moment but I hope to add to it soonish with a few recent things and hopefully with a few things coming up quickly too.  Hope I can keep up with it. ^^"

Just wanted to share for those who are unaware
angel
nightangel_jai
Greetings all.  Just thought I'd share a little something about myself that some of you may know but many may not.  I probably have mentioned here a few times that I have very long hair, knee-length to be precise.  I recently was able to get a friend to take a picture that shows the length clearly so I thought I would share it here, if you are interested please take a look.  ;)

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Jumping on the Pony Bandwagon
angel
nightangel_jai
 So, I'm sure most of you are aware of this rather spiffy way to design your own Pony. Well, I decided to play with it a bit and have had way too much fun.  

Of course I had to start with my own pony.


The mane and tail were rather a given once I saw them, considering the length of my own hair.  Can you tell I like purple?


Then I created a few fandom ponies which can be seen beneath the cut.
Lady YFCCollapse )LucyPony 1 & 2Collapse )
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I LOVE this song!
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nightangel_jai
 
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Through the Earthquake
angel
nightangel_jai
 I want to let everyone know that I am ok and safe after yesterdays earthquake.  Its hard to believe it has been 24 hrs since it happened now.  Things are much more settled at the moment.  Work was cancelled for me so I am staying home.  I think trains aren't running anyway, I don't know if they will be back tomorrow.  I am just grateful and glad to he home and safe.  I have written my experiences from yesterday here so if you are interested feel free to read but don't feel obligated, it is rather long.  


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@_@;;;
angel
nightangel_jai
 What is the world coming to?!?

So, the other day I decide to place an order at H-DARTS.  I wanted the silver six-gem bracelet.  I felt safe in placing this order because they generally take a long time before actually sending the items out.  I expected a minimum of 2 months to wait but more likely 4-6 months as has been the experience of others, such as pyroyale  who recently received her order after 6 months.  I thought by that time I can easily pay for the bracelet and don't have to worry.  
I put in the order on Feb. 6.  I just got an email today, ONLY 3 DAYS LATER, that they are already shipping it.  \\*0*//  What am I going to do, I don't even get paid till Tuesday?!?  I was also hoping to use that money at Nemuri instead.
I guess it will be ok, I'll just wait and let them attempt delivery and then schedule a delivery after I get paid and then spend less at the actual show and buy some of the other Nemuri goods online when I have some money again.


So what do you think?  Is it my fault for ordering something when I don't already have the money to pay for it (which I generally don't do) or can I put some blame on them for doing something so utterly uncharacteristic and sending an item quickly instead of making me wait for months?  
I'll be happy to get it quickly, but it is kind of a pain to have my plans though thoroughly foiled :/


Angel
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nightangel_jai
So, I came across this video today. I really love this song but this was the first time I'd seen the video. Its really simple but makes you curious what is going on and even more, how will it end. I really liked how this ended!

Massive Attack - Angel



Now after watching this I started thinking about all the songs related to angels that I happen to like, I even made a playlist of all of them a few months ago.  I made this post mostly just because I wanted to put this video up here but if your interested in a few of my other favorite "angel" songs I have some of them here under the cut.

To some more angelic videos...Collapse )
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