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Extremely overdue apology and update

Derp

Derp

Hey there folks, been quite a while hasn’t it? Just wanted to make an official post to apologize for the Lyrica playlist going down along with my entire channel a few months back. Needless to say that was the final straw for me calling it quits.

Or was it?

I’m definitely not going to bother trying to rebuild my channel like ChaosAngel did, however I’m not guaranteeing you won’t see me pick it up where I left off on my new page at some point in the future. If you’re looking for the old uploads, MrTimelessWinter took it upon himself with aid from others to reconstruct and upload them to his channel. Big thanks and shout out to him for doing that.

MrTimelessWinter’s Youtube

Moomar2’s new Youtube

Stay tuned…

Building up, breaking down.

The heavy metal channel has been in an undefined hiatus for quite a while now, without no warning beforehand it was going to happen. Things got very complicated in my life on the past months. I’m not only talking about the standard issue of lack of time, but also about serious personal conflicts I have been trough. To be honest in this whole time, I didn’t even had brain to think on the channnel, neither anything Touhou reletead, and for that I do apologize, since none of you have the responsability of what I’m going trough right now. I promised myself that when the recent school period would end (that’s is, a week ago), I would have updated the channel and making things clear for everyone, but right now it has been over one week ago, and I don’t simply has this “spark” of updating the channel.

When I talk of the “spark” is about this feeling of listening to Touhou Music and in that moment have the whole idea (both description & Image) in my head. Right now, my interest are obeying to other type of music (Heavy Metal of course, but non Touhou Reletead). It is true I still want to share something with each and everyone of you, but in the present time I’m not listening to touhou music (not that I’m too happy with the current heavy metal touhou scene too), and if I update the channel I would just be because I want to please everyone who likes the channel. This would result in an unsatisfactory result for both sides, since I would do it quick, effortless and feelingless and you would feel that “something” is missing.

Those are the reasons of the current state of the Heavy Metal channel, but none of them justify that I didn’t let everyone what was going on. Once again, I apologize for this and I hope you can understand me. Please, do not mistake this with a goodbye message, since this is not the end of this channel. By this time pretty much everyone knows about the upcomming Xi-on album and Demetori’s word on a new one, and I can guarantee to you that there will be an update once I get my hands on this two albums. But I just wanted to let you know what happened, and what is going on.

Both KakashiMr and Moomaria have posted on their respective channels about their feelings towars the Poltergeist Mansion right now, so in case you are interested on those two channels I suggest you to go and check them out. We are not expecting anyone to change our mind on things, neither we are waiting to see the reaction that this might cause. This is just how things are in the present moment.

I personally thank to Emiya and Moomaria for all their support and good memories I built while they were part of this, and also for each everyone or you who enjoyed touhou music with us. Those who written comments and those who always lend us a hand when there was a difficult moment. I want to thank to everyone who favorited a video, to the ones that actually bought an album and supported the artists. To everyone who ever listened to Touhou music and keeps listening.

One last thing, I’m not going to delete this blog, since the poltergeist list is still active and it the links with both music and images are still ready to download.

Thanks for watching.

 

Ordering Doujin CD’s (and other things)

Japan is wonderful country full of gifted individuals. With all that talented musicians that make their identities known there, sometimes various circumstances that I will hold my tongue back from speaking of for now can make it difficult for anyone outside of Japan to acquire their material goods. Doujinshi and Doujin related items are especially prone to this dilemma as they are not readily produced on the commercial level to big name labels.

What I’d like to cover in this post is explain how to order your favorite albums through a forwarding service. In this case, we will use Noppin. Before I do, however, I’d like to point out that mimmikutan has already written up an excellent guide for another service called i-tm4u.

And here it is

Before you start, useful links
Noppin
Akibaoo
Toranoana
D-Stage
Melonbooks

STEP 1: FINDING WHAT YOU WANT TO ORDER

Obviously the first thing that you want to do is figure out what you want to order. Each of the Doujin sites listed above have a search feature to help aid you in finding the page of the item you want. However, sometimes not having the proper search filter selected can prevent those who cannot read Japanese from successfully finding their items even though their search criteria is correct.

The search tags you want to keep in mind for albums are “同人” and “音楽” which translate into Doujin and Music.

While you can sometimes get away with finding your items while a different category is selected (like depicted in this screenshot); for maximum findage, try to keep the doujin and music tags active. From there, it’s simply typing in your search criteria into the search bar, such as “IRON ATTACK!”. Keep in mind that just because one variation of your search produces no results, another variation might yield you success. An example would be searching “モヒカンサンドバッグ” instead of “Mohican Sandbag” and vice versa. From my experience, I get the best success from searching for the actual album names.

STEP 2: USING NOPPIN TO ORDER YOUR ITEMS

Once you have the URL to the item or items you’d like to order, it’s time to set up a Noppin account (assuming you don’t have one). I’m not going to go over how to register an account with a website. Noppin is in all English, so it should be easy enough.
Once you have your account created and set up with your payment options (can be done later at checkout), click Shopping Service and then Contact Board


Once on the contact board, just fill out the fields with the information of the album(s) you wish to order.
You don’t have to sound like a top notch professional to get what you want, just provide the basic info. Mainly the URL and quantity.

Click “Preview Post” and if it looks good, proceed to post it.

Congratulations, You just “ordered” your item. Usually within 24 hours, A Noppin employee will reply with a quote for how much yen you need to pay for them to order the item. Noppin charges commission on top of the price of the CD so that they can (obviously) make money. At first it may seem kind of steep, especially if you are only ordering 1 item. I’d recommend waiting until you have 4-6 cds you want to order at the same time, that way the commission isn’t 50% of the price.

I don’t currently have a quote open, so I can’t show you a pictorial of the next step of accepting the quote and paying for it, but the whole process on Noppin is very fluid, you shouldn’t have any trouble. If for some reason you lose a link to it, click “Shopping quote list” on the left side of the screen. Once you pay, allow up to 24 hours and Noppin will order the item(s) for you (usually within a couple hours assuming it is within regular operating hours in Japan).

Now we wait 3-5 business days for our item(s) to arrive there. Tick-tock….ding!

Once your item has arrived at Noppin’s facility, you have some options. You can either request it be packed for shipment under “Storage Space” from the left menu, or continue ordering more items to be placed in the same shipment. Assuming you want it to be shipped, head over to Storage Space and request it be packed for shipment. Allow another 24-36 hours for them prepare your package.

When it’s ready to be shipped, your order will be moved to “Shipping Status”

Click the checkbox of your shipment and click “Shipping/Handling Charge”
After you pay this second time, allow yet another 24-36 hours for them to ship your package to you.

Woohoo good job! You’ve completed the process on ordering your doujin items via Noppin! Now just wait dat 4-6 business days for you to act like a Japanese schoolgirl when it arrives.

Hope I have been of some assistance, happy listening!

It’s finally done…

As you probably read, today finally it was filled the last remaining hole it was missing from the previous channel. Of course, uploading again the IRON ATTACK! song that was originally uploaded on the past channel was pretty much of a suicide since Malsmteen Corp would report it, and the least I want now is to be involved again in copyright issues. However, I need to be prepared if somthing happens with CROW’SCLAW.

But into the good news. To all of you wondering if the Poltergeist List will be updated anytime. Well you can check twice because yesterday, the music from the videos 222 to the 240 was uploaded. On the subsequent days, I will update the list with the new content, trying to fill the remaining holes on the list itself.

Unfortunately, time for me now very very limited, and updating the blog is now an almost impossible task. However given the situation of the current video, and the poltergeist list, I decided it was a good idea to, at least, make a new post.

Moomar is preparing something every one of you will enjoy. Just to tease you a little bit….it’s a solution to the 1 million dollar question “Where can I buy this music?”…(and perhaps a solution to the whole CROW’SCLAW banning issue too).

Fuck 3D

If there’s one thing I have disagreed with technologically in the past 5 years, it’s this whole 3D craze.

What’s the hook? Why the craze? What is it about a blade of grass or spec of dirt that looks as it should be that causes people to freak the freak out. Do they really think it adds some new dimension to their movie watching experience? I have to give it multiple chances, and I can not objectively say that it does.

A friend of mine said this:

I genuinely feel bad that I know 100% I’ll end up getting a 3ds
probably soon
but as soon as I buy it I’m turning 3d mode off before I even turn it on
and I’m never flipping the switch back

Marketing ploys are no new thing. 3D is just the newest. Screw technology and it’s perpetuating scheme to rob ignorant people of their money. Could be used for more useful things.

I will never put on a pair of 3D glasses ever again.

Prayers for Japan

As an echoing of everyone else around the world, please keep the Japanese people in your thoughts as they deal with this difficult time. Reitaisai may be cancelled, but I don’t think many people are thinking about music at the moment.

Godspeed.

Only a master of dexterity could rotate a T-Block in time…..but it’s done!

Well that certainly went quicker than expected.  The Lyrica playlist has been fully restored.  A huge thanks to all the youtubes who offered their assistance.  You guys kept me supplied; therefore I kept at work.  I  apologize for the massive spam I have probably incurred on your poor subscription box.  If it caused you to temporarily unsubscribe, it’s over now!  Now we can get on to the real music, EH?

Haha, see you guys soon.

ChaosAngel: Nice post Moomaria, and thanks for your titanic work. Quick update on the poltergeist list, all the music and images from the metal channel, from 0 to 100 videos is online.

Thanks for watching.

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