Okay, so that title is sort of a lie. I’m agnostic so I don’t…even read the Bible… But then that would make this post negative right? But it’s not! UGH, WHAT HAVE I DONE.
All jokes aside, today I’m going to show you lovely readers 3 blogs that I love to read and suggest to all of you! Let’s get started~
I’ve just recently discovered the beauty that is Plastic Candy. Author Alvy just has a way with words that makes you melt. Seriously, he is a fantastic writer and I truly look up to him. Plastic Candy is filled with editorials from a large range of topics–Maki Goto’s AV rumors, Ga-In’s run-in with MOGEF, and the world of double standards, just to name a few–to in-depth reviews of a broad spectrum of artists like Hikaru Utada, BENI, and even Christina Aguilera. It’s refreshing to know that some J-pop & K-pop geeks still know what goes on in their own hemispheres.
Alvy likes to include cute little series(way cuter than mine, guise) like 6 active minutes and Harajuku Poupees. 6 active minutes is a collection of songs with a set theme mushed into 6 minutes. In this edition, Alvy and a couple friends fanboy/girl over the sensual Maki Goto on her 27th birthday
(holy crap, 27 already?). I love how dedicated he his to Goto–so cute! Squee~ <3 Harajuku Poupees is a segment in which Alvy provides us with a Japanese fashion style, explains its history and all the different types there are today. Being a fashion nerd myself, I enjoy this to no end. I forgot how many gyaru styles there were!
Despite all my loves of this blog, I do think there is just a slight downside. Sometimes, the reader might feel as though they’re reading a news blog. Because of Alvy’s very formal and advanced writing style, I think some might feel like they aren’t reading a personal blog. I don’t think it’s a bad thing that Alvy writes this way, but I believe some readers might have a tough time understanding where his opinion lies sometimes.
Besides that very pequeno observation, I think Alvy should just change his blog name to Plastic Pinata, because there are so many goodies in this blog, I might end up with cavities…
Originally meant to be a strictly Perfume blog, Nia decided to throw herself into the world of Hello! Project and other J-pop acts. 16 year-old sweetie pie Nia plans to major in journalism when she grows up, and to me, it looks like she’s doing a pretty good job so far!
Nia’s Wonderland was formally opened over a year ago on November 13, 2011. I was really surprised to realize her opening date since Nia’s writing sounds so much more advanced than someone who has only been idol blogging for a year
(I’ve been around for over 3 years and I don’t even sound that good!). Nia enjoys writing a nice hearty review, especially her 50 PV reviews! Other than the abundant amount of detailed reviews, she’s similar to my styling in which she comments on the latest Hello! Project or Perfume or Other news. In this article, she explains how Reina’s graduation will be something positive for Morning Musume and that she looks forward to it–in a good way, of course! And in one of my favorite posts by her, she gets down to business and has a serious talk about the “YouTube Idols” that have made all us genuine Japan lovers look like weeaboos.
What I love about Nia’s Wonderland is that she makes everything look sooo easy. She releases PV reviews almost every few days and then bam!, a hearty post about something out of the blue! Her posts are so detailed and well thought out that I almost want to steal her brain
(okay, Dyamond, that’s just creepy…). Nia’s articles are easy to read so you are completely able to understand what she wants to say, what she means, and how it should affect you. Besides the large paragraphs sometimes scaring me, I really enjoy reading every new post by Nia.
I’d love to see more countdowns and editorials in Nia’s Wonderland. She’s got the brain and the fingers for it. Work, girl! Don’t forget to pay Nia’s Wonderland a visit, you won’t be disappointed.
In addition to being named by one of my favorite Morning Musume songs of all time, I’ve been stuck on Shanimuni Paradise since the beginning of time. Hell, I even remember Tsukiki posting something about Perfume and I was like, “Who the hell is that??”
I discovered Tsukiki’s blog many a-years ago when I was a part of a singing group called Sekai no Melody. On the forum, each of the girls had their own signatures in which they had their own personal links. One day, I decided to be a creep and check out some of the girls’ links. I came across Tsukiki’s, and after one view, I kept coming back. Despite her hating probably all of my favorite members, I really enjoyed reading her posts. She cursed, she yelled, she threw chairs, she was entertaining as hell!
Like me, she’s involved in both the J-pop and K-pop fandoms and loves doing reviews of the latest songs. On top of that, she loves almost every group I love, how could you ever go wrong? Her one series(that she hasn’t updated in years) is TOP! And yes, I did rip it off with my own Top! Series. Yeah… Sorry about that. XD
Tsukiki has strong opinions and isn’t afraid to voice them, and I really love that. She isn’t the most poetic writer around but she gets the job done. You’ll either be jumping for joy in agreement or hot and bothered by anger at the end of each post. Here, Tsukiki voices her opinions and angers over the AKB48 and friends team shuffles, which shows how relate-able she is to her readers and doesn’t sound like a robot just relaying the information. In this hilarious, short post, Tsukiki is finally relieved over Momoko’s change in hairstyle(“. . . those fugly pigtails surgically attached to her head . . .” had my friend dying of laughter), which shows her strong opinion.
Shanimuni Paradise is paradise indeed! Relieve yourself from the robots of the J-pop and K-pop fandom. Book a room and stay for the hilarity and straight-forward bluntness!