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Lyrica resumes.

As promised, I return to deliver new Lyrica addition.  The sub count may not be there, but it’s the act itself that will get the ball rolling again.  Hope to be reunited with many of you again.


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…


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!


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.


A Sincere Hello, Reporting for Duty, and Humble Request.

Howdy!  This is your new Lyrica, Moomaria, at your service.  Apologies for the somewhat late introduction, but I needed a little while to get nestled and for various events to unfold so that I could have more than a few sentences to type!

Firstly, I’d like to thank Chaos Angel and Emiya for allowing me to pick up the Lyrica playlist.  It is a great opportunity and honor that I will not take for granted.  An even bigger thanks yet goes to Myonbel for their diligent and hard work thus far; sharing many great arranges with the masses to enjoy.  Your time spent here has been appreciated by us all.  Your unique qualities and persona made you quite an interesting character.  No one can ever truly replace you.

I apologize for if, at any point, this seems like I’m rambling or not making any sense.  I’ve never really participated in blogging my entire life, so this is a first for me.
So a little bit about myself, eh?  Okay, here goes.

I’m a guy.  Let’s get that done with.  Got it?  Good.  I live in the United States (Virginia), I’m a slacking 10-year-plan college student/pharmacy technician/otaku/alien.  I like cheese.  I like walks on the beaches….. ok forget that noise.  I first stumbled across Touhou while playing World of Warcraft in 2006, when a friend and fellow guild-mate told me about MegaMari.  Seeing how literally 99% of my childhood was spent playing MegaMan, I was instantly interested in the so-called “hardest megaman clone ever”.  That would be it.  That was the trigger, the catalyst, the beginning of my addiction to Touhou.  I played the shit out of that game until I was 25-mushroom coding in my sleep.  I’m also a novice Let’s Play’er, so some of you may have stumbled across one of my MegaMari LP’s via my channel.  I began my LP adventures on Dailymotion, so that’s why some of the dates might seem a little off.  My interest in Touhou at that point diminished somewhat until I discovered Doujinstyle and, yep, you guessed it, Chaos Angel and his youtube playlist.  While I do enjoy playing Touhou games a great deal (I have 1cc’d everything on Lunatic), the music became my soul food.  You can’t really describe or explain fully what it is exactly about it that captivates you and keeps you addicted.  Maybe it’s the association across vast genres and circles.  The ability to say “Hey, I can actually be a valid critic and analyze this!”, because you actually have a control (the original themes) to base your critique off of.  Whatever it is, it’s had me hooked ever since.  I love pretty much any genre that I can groove to.  And while I am fronting up the Lyrica playlist, It doesn’t necessarily mean Electronic is the only thing I’m fond of.  Okay that was a bit redundant.  But yes, my subscribers prior to taking over the Lyrica reins can attest to my tastes, as I was uploading arranges before that.

Now, speaking of the Lyrica playlist.  The re-construction has been clipping at quite a fast pace so far, but as I eluded to earlier on video #161, I’ve now hit a snag.  JeanejeanTou has been gracious in providing us with the majority of information on the videos thus far, but has run out of the means required to continue providing said information.  Luckily, they have informed me of a way in which we can once again acquire that information.  I know many of you favorited or put many of Myonbel’s videos into your own playlist.  If you are one of those people, then we can finish this thing no sweat.  I’m just going to quote our friend here.

“Now here is a way so the viewers of Myonbel can help. If they kept a playlist/favorites of Myonbel’s original upload.

By then the viewers can right click the playlist/favorites page (where they can edit their list) and just right click the page and select View Page Source and viola. Use Ctrl+F to find the number (Ex. 123) and there is all the descriptions of the upload. Like Song Title, Original, Her (I’m positive she is a girl) wall of text, etc no picture though. Then the viewers will send a PM of the descriptions by of course copy and paste.”  Alternatively, I found you can also CTRL+F for “Myonbel”, and that would also lead you to relevent infos.

So basically, what I need is the information from video #81-156 (Final).  If you happened to favorite, like, or put any of said videos into a playlist, would you be so kind as to send me a PM on youtube @ moomar2 with the playlist # and the song information.  You can omit the personal wall of texts Myonbel wrote, we’re not too concerned about that.  And remember, we have the image and music packs as a reference, so I will use my deductive reasoning to determine what images go with what arrange.  However, if you feel the need to tell me that too, I would appreciate it, along with any other information you feel might be important.  And who knows, I’m a very accommodating and generous person; so there could possibly be some rewarding to those kind souls who help out.

Together we can finish this thing before Chaos can even upload 1 video!  I truly look forward to the good times I hope to have here and with all of you, the viewers.  Take care and god bless.

-Moo

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