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Jun. 5th, 2011 | 03:03 pm







where it all started almost exactly four years ago. it kind of sucks, we seemed fairly close for so many years up to then, only to have everything ruined for petty reasons of selfishness. it may or may not have found a way to mend itself eventually if she didn't have her phase of e-fame at the time that I was instrumental in using against her later... we'll never know. even if it's her amidst all her flaws and rapidly declining personality at the time, I don't like to lose relationships to people I trusted, because I have only a handful of such relationships. for me the trust was obliterated when I felt she treated me like I was nothing to her when she didn't need anymore when I was most vulnerable and alone in a foreign country. for her I'm sure the trust was obliterated when I came home and used the net to hit her where it hurt her most. we don't need each other anymore and we're probably better off for it. at the same time, I still wish things worked out differently, and in some far-off and unlikely way they still could (but won't).

I'd write her a brief letter yet I don't know how to contact her, so I'm left to express these feelings here. life is too short for grudges. I forgive her for what happened and it's not any secret to anyone that knows me I'm extremely emotional and wear them on my sleeve, so my reactions and ways I manifested them were ruthlessly underhanded because I felt justified in it. I don't think she would forgive me because part of my revenge from the beginning was to make sure this lj simply wouldn't just go away but instead remain like a swollen tumor to bother her. it's long not mattered anymore and pretty silly it's still here, isn't it? I'd take it down and put it all to rest in a heartbeat if I felt she was genuinely remorseful not just for what happened in tokyo, but rather for what really upset me from the beginning: taking advantage of our relationship and my trust in her to act like she acted and did what she did. it was over nothing in the big picture but that's what hurt me: being made to feel worthless and so repugnant by someone when you're most vulnerable, by someone you piled all your trust in, by someone you genuinely felt would never ever do something to hurt you but rather save you because you saved each other so many times over the years.

it's kind of a sad story to me but understandably amusing to most everyone else. I only wanted to get it off my chest one last time.

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Kate

From: loserology
Date: Jun. 6th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
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I still can't believe the similarity between our situation. I read this and I felt like I could've written this myself - it just sums up my feelings and my thoughts. Except mine was only in February, so I still feel more bitter towards it than you would now. I am a person who holds grudges. Although for me the trust was broken in the first week when she ditched me in places and I didn't want to be around her. Plus her constant mood swings got to me. And for her, it would've been when I asked for my own hotel room on the last night, so it was still very awkward on the plane home. I'm the same though, I want to forgive her, but she is not remorseful. She thinks there is nothing wrong with shouting at me in public for little things, ditching me at train stations. She wrote me a note with a half-assed apology, but in it she also blamed me for everything that went wrong in the trip (including me asking for my items back, which turned assertively when she wouldn't reply to me. This was my fault apparently?). But I'm not sorry because I did nothing wrong. And in all honesty, Emily didn't show any signs of remorse to me. She acted like how my friend did afterwards.

Just letting you know there is a girl in Australia who went through a similar thing so if you ever want to talk you can drop me a line on my LJ because I know exactly how you feel.

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From: anonymous
Date: Jun. 9th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
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I understand that this journal has sort of long lost that novelty for you ... and to be honest I don't know if there is anyway things could be salvaged...but I think it's also important to leave this here just as a reminder. A reminder to yourself about how you were able to overcome a difficult period like that. But most of all an important reminder to Emily about the value of friendship and the consequences of treating other people badly. Otherwise, she'll continue treating other people just the same way.

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We're responsible for what we do.

From: anonymous
Date: Jun. 11th, 2011 05:34 am (UTC)
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"because part of my revenge from the beginning"

I have not posted anything here in years, but from the outset, I felt that the intent of this livejournal was vengeance, which Nick has now admitted, and for that reason I found it extremely unbecoming. Although he says that they had been friends for some time, the extent of their friendship prior to going to Japan is still unclear to me. Was it only an Internet friendship? What level of commitment or familiarity with each other had they made before going to Japan? Peoples' conflicting expectations in such situations are extremely difficult to predict, but one should go into situations like that not knowing what to expect but not begrudging a personality conflict if one arises.

It seems to me that a very young and inexperienced Emily wanted Nick's unquestioning, daresay sycophantic, support from the start, and the last thing she wanted then was to confront nay-saying or criticism, constructive or otherwise, of her choices and the decisions she was making. Nick cramped her style and she wanted rid of him. Yep, that's selfish, but personal choices about whom one decides to live and be with at vital periods are inherently selfish ones. Something didn't gel between the two of them, that's clear, but I'm reluctant to lay the blame on one party, and I don't feel that Emily deserved all of the vengeful stuff that this site and others have said about her. She was mean to Nick, no doubt, but sometimes you have to be mean to move on. I am not sure what sort of apology is needed for that, other than "I'm sorry it didn't work out."

Nick's investment was a huge one, going halfway around the world with someone known through chats and emails, but it was one he chose to make, and I think he carries the bulk of the burden for the consequences of the breakup, e.g., having to foot the bill for his return, having gone into it so naively in spite of the warning signs. Emily invested little in Nick in return, but that was obvious from the beginning too. Two facts are clear from the exchange above. She needed him. He volunteered.

This livejournal stands as a testament to me of how not to react when a breakup occurs.

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Re: We're responsible for what we do.

From: anonymous
Date: Jun. 11th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
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If you say their relationship before going to Japan is unclear to you, then why are you basing your arguement on the assumption that they just had an internet relationship? I also don't know the details, though I think they're somewhere to be found in this lj, but even if that's so, how is that justification for Emily's behavior? I don't remember clearly, so forgive me if I've got it wrong, but I'm pretty sure this was Nick's personal lj, where he wrote about what happened to him, as he's entitled to do, but Emily's father, I think it was, harassed him to take it down, which he did not, as he's also entitled to do. I think no one would have given a shit about this kind of personal drama had not Emily been an internet celebrity at the time.

What started out as a personal lj has become a place to criticize a pseudo-celebrity. Emily wants to be famous, right? She's no real celebrity for sure, but, well, criticism comes with the fame she so desperately desires. She's clearly scammed people through YouTube, she's reportly done all sorts of sleazy, slimey things to get people to do what she wants, and while real foreign students in Japan like myself work part time to pay our way, she's in Japan playing rock star on daddy's money, apparently ruining every opportunity she gets. She's even abandoned the English-speaking YouTube fans that gave her her 15 minutes of fame in the first place. She only makes a new video for them when she wants something - money.

Are these personal choices she's entitled to make? Yes, of course. But she also should be held responsible for them too. We're responsible for what we do, yes, and that's including Emily.

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nick .

From: raspberrysyrup
Date: Jun. 11th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
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my acts against here were vengeance against feeling betrayed as i elaborated. my journal was mine before any of this occurred; i registered it january 2007. it's worth pointing that out because expressing what i had felt isn't a crime or revenge. you should know the story of this by now, not omit or twist things a certain way if they fit your presumptions. i don't understand how you can declare these conclusions of yours in the same breath you admit you are clueless of our relationship in the first place. it's a pretty acrobatic jump to make with your eyes closed.

i never gave her unquestioned support and that's because we were friends. that assumption is wrong. i accompanied her to japan because she asked and expressed she needed me on the phone and in the conversation above. you have to understand where i was at this point of my life. my life was mostly pieced back together, i had begun dating a girl that i would end up being with for a couple years, and i was moving to start over. emily was distracted with this youtube thing i wasn't that aware of. this wasn't an example of her rescuing me from the monotony of my everyday life to whisk me away on her dime in some pseudo-romantic fantasy.

things in tokyo were okay for the first few days. she didn't need me anymore after she had made her contacts. it was after ben from stickam put all that bullshit in her head to get her to commit to what they wanted that suddenly i just wasn't very important. i understand that. what hurt me was that i had held onto believing our relationship was stronger. if i had thought for a second otherwise, i wouldn't have gone, because i knew from the outset she was going to japan and become quite arrogant. whether my foolishness or her crass selfishness is something we can argue, but it can't be very meaningful unless you had a better idea of who i am, our history, and why i had assumed the things i did. to glide over this part but reach such firm conclusions of yours is weird. she wasn't moving on from anything except excising me as i wasn't cool or important enough. obviously she needed me to go with her because she couldn't handle being there alone. obviously she cut me out when that concern didn't matter.

there is validity to what you're saying though. my choices were mine. at the same time it's worth caring about why i'd be enticed to do it because i'm not stupid or impulsive. my behavior is the opposite. we both had our parts to play and guilt to admit to and that's up to everyone else to decide. it isn't my job to convince you i'm the angelic victim and she is some mean cunt that got off on it. the first entries were my personal feelings at the time before i had any idea other people beyond my handful of friends would read them. i think i admitted my wrongs after the trip but the why's are more important. she may have interesting why's herself but i don't think she is the kind of person that would be that honest about it.

i don't know why you still insist on using words like "breakup" to imply we had something going on. we weren't fucking or had any romance between us. i could have bragged i fucked her to the envy of enough people and made up sexual quirks of hers to get back at her. i guess i could have lied, at least exaggerated, and taken credit for a lot of things. i didn't do that and there's little reason for me to lie. it is what it is. you won't find any evidence of lying or exaggeration from me. my issue is when you come here to lay things out you plainly do not know to declare conclusions that are inaccurate. i'm not inaccessible; i'm right here. if you gave a shit to really know things, you could ask me here or elsewhere. i don't hide.

she is free to talk about any of this but she never will. she obviously wants it to go away so she doesn't have to acknowledge the spillover, and her subsequent behavior has proven the sort of person she is over and over. it isn't coincidental, it's a pattern. you can compare her behavior and pathological lying before this and after it to mine. my crime is i didn't pay her father back.

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Re: We're responsible for what we do.

From: anonymous
Date: Jun. 16th, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)
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You guys make a fair point. It may seem like I am basing my conclusions, or better put the feelings that I have developed, based on insufficient information. The situation would be very different if Nick and Emily had a meaningful friendship with physical proximity and shared experiences, and a real reason to trust in one another, prior to going to Japan. I've followed most of this saga, and have been checking back here occasionally for a few years. (That's a tribute to you, Nick. This is indeed a very interesting story that has engaged my attention, and certainly I'm grateful that you've shared part of your life with us.) I don't remember there being much discussion of Emily and Nick's relationship as friends prior to going to Japan together. From the IM messages and other things we've seen, there's no doubt that they were friends, but given that Emily lived in NY/FL and went to HS in Florida while Nick was on the West Coast (I definitely prefer Nick's locale), it's hard to imagine what contact they had other than electronic. Where and when did you guys meet? What experiences had you built and shared (victories? defeats?) as friends? How did you get to know each other? It would definitely fill things out to know that facet of the story.

I don't want to put words in your mouth, but it seems like you feel "betrayed" by her. If that's so, I wonder, what led to you putting your trust in her in the first place?

Oh, and regarding use of the term "breakup," I didn't mean to imply that it was anything other than a breakup between close friends, i.e., the end (schism) of a friendship.

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Re: We're responsible for what we do.

Kate

From: loserology
Date: Jun. 17th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
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I don't really want to spill my situation all over the place but I might be able to help you shed some light on the situation.

I knew my 'friend' only via electronic communications, like Nick/Emily (If they actually did, I thought they knew each other before, like Nick grew up on the East coast) I had known her for 5 years. For the 2 years before I even suggested a trip to Japan, we would speak almost everyday on either twitter, Facebook, Skype, mobile phone, etc for hours and I considered her a really good friend and she did me because we started liking JE around the same time suddenly. I wouldn't have asked her to go on a trip if I didn't think so (I regret it now). I have an inkling that Nick and Emily's relationship was similar to mine because he's not dumb, he wouldn't have gone to Japan with a stranger. I live in Western Australia and she lives in New South Wales so there was a long distance between us, about the same as Emily and Nick, but me and my mother met her when we decided to go to Sydney and we got along completely fine and like we were long lost friends. I think we hung out for about 9 hours or something and my mother was happy for her to go with me. She was exactly how she acted online to me, on the phone, everything.

In short, you don't expect someone to change their personalities so suddenly and I can't find it in my heart to blame Nick for this part at all. You can only judge people on how they present themselves, so if someone is going to decide to be nice, I can only see them as a nice person. You just don't expect someone to pull a nice facade for years. This applies to electronic or real life. You don't expect a devout Muslim who only doesn't wear her hijab at home, to ditch her hijab, drink every night and talk about fucking Japanese dick with daily mood swings trying to be like you, do you? That's what I had to deal with. Did I expect it? Fuck no. Do I still believe it? Fuck no, but it happened.

I know this doesn't concern me and you most likely don't give a shit about my situation. But I hope this could shed some light on Nick's situation and his feelings and friendship.

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Re: We're responsible for what we do.

From: anonymous
Date: Jun. 19th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
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Your comments are apt and poignant. I don't blame Nick either. I could have found myself in a similar situation and not acted as well.

Still, something irks me about a Billboard Expressing about a Crap Thing that happened to you, and involving another person in it. Emily's not Walmart or the Police Department. I can accept that at some point the tables turn, and complaints with respect to certain entities and famous celebrities, depending on the circumstances and what is talked about, deserve to be aired in public. I'm not sure this was one of those situations.

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Re: We're responsible for what we do.

From: anonymous
Date: Jun. 19th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
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This journal should exist. Why shouldn't it? I totally get where Nick was coming from when this started, and even now at this point a few years later. imo, this is karma for Emily. She thought she could step all over someone and get away with it, and maybe she will eventually (doubtful), but this journal will always be a mar that will exist on her record :P

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Mother is god in the eyes of a child.

From: angelofdeath275
Date: Jun. 15th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
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You're the bigger in this situation period. Emily comes off as the type of person who would hold grudges (too many people to count) and not relent because shes still can't accept failure.

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Kate

From: loserology
Date: Jun. 24th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Emily started a ustream account and broadcasted on it, but I can't seem to access the video.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oh-birds-why-are-you-so-loud

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From: anonymous
Date: Jul. 12th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
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I thought this was pretty funny. http://ohinternet.com/Applemilk1988

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Lady Peppermin†

From: PeppermintPaws
Date: Jul. 19th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
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Life is too short to hold grudges, this is the first time I've seen anyone other than myself say this. It's really sad, one person will face their emotions and deal with it and forgive the other person and then wish they could become friends again because it almost seems tangible, but if you think about it very hard, is it worth it? I don't know the answer to that either.

And the other person will bottle it up and throw it out as if they never really cared, and it really hurts. I don't know if that makes sense to you, but it's how I relate to this whole story.

I hope you can find peace from it all, entirely someday. :)

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nick .

From: raspberrysyrup
Date: Jul. 19th, 2011 05:18 am (UTC)
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i've received more than enough peace from it through new friends i (oddly) had made through this weird incident and what followed. wouldn't you say that more than makes up for it?

it would be unforgivable to trudge along years later rearranging regret within myself. it really has become more of something to laugh at. whatever emily may feel about it now, at the very least rejection of any friendship or good thought about me ever again, that's up to her. i gave her an olive branch enough times over the years with the offer of taking this down both on here and on 2ch, and she didn't bite. make of it what you will but she isn't going to bruise her ego even acknowledging any of this happened. she may have felt good about herself when she found i had left tokyo and told me she's glad i left but now i can feel better many more people discover as i did what kind of person she is while she bottles it up and shrinks the bubble her mind lives in believing what she wants. those sorts of people are too immature to ever face themselves or learn from mistakes. they're obsessed with themselves and excuses for their actions and are never satisfied. where is she now? nobody really cares but she probably believes she's still popular and relevant.

thanks for the message!

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From: anonymous
Date: Jul. 20th, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
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"she isn't going to bruise her ego even acknowledging any of this happened. she may have felt good about herself when she found i had left tokyo and told me she's glad i left but now i can feel better many more people discover as i did what kind of person she is while she bottles it up and shrinks the bubble her mind lives in believing what she wants. those sorts of people are too immature to ever face themselves or learn from mistakes. they're obsessed with themselves and excuses for their actions and are never satisfied. where is she now? nobody really cares but she probably believes she's still popular and relevant."

You've hit the nail on the head. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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U still havent ans the ques

From: anonymous
Date: Jul. 25th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Was ur friendship w/ emily long dist, ie. Never met before in real life? Cause lets face it, u got super emo even though u got a free ride to japan just cause she ignored u. Then u got all vengence ninja and kept this lj up for attn and vengence and now u want to be her friend...so yh ur wayyyyyy too emo bro. Its probably y ur miserable.and miss her.

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nick .

From: raspberrysyrup
Date: Jul. 27th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
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yeah i guess in one way that's about right except the wanting to be friends part. i didn't know people still used "emo" anymore, or that it was fashionable to still use it over and over to sound like a complete faggot, but it may be your way of disguising yourself.

i don't really know how to respond but i imagine that's what you want. uh... well okay. "vengeance ninja." lost friendships in the land of miruku and hani. hitting up bantown contacts for revenge. facing da emoness. free trip to japan. i'm hella miserable. need emily back in my life. is that what i'm working with? i think you've been lurking around here for a long time and want to play pretend so wouldn't it be silly if i played along to respond to this? you can always contact me outright if you cared to know things instead of making public posts pretending to be different people...

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Re: U still havent ans the ques

From: anonymous
Date: Jul. 29th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
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I did write the initial entry in "We're responsible ..." and also the follow up beginning with "You guys make a fair point," but I did not write the comment here, although I found it amusing. If you're thinking it's me, on one thing you're correct. I have been lurking here almost from the beginning. But I have never hidden my identity (other than remaining anonymous) or adopted multiple personalities as an approach. I wouldn't do that.

Oh, and, U still havent ans the ques. If you decide to do so, I think publicly is the way to go. It would add context to the story.

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nick .

From: raspberrysyrup
Date: Jul. 29th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
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well whatever, playing anonymous while pouring your instigating comments here publicly pretending you legitimately want to know things is a bit deceptive and has more to do with making a gotcha spectacle over an issue i have to try hard to care about in any serious manner nowadays. i'm very reachable, you know, i don't hide. you can even friend me on facebook if you wanted to enough or just email/aim me if you felt like it if there were questions on your mind you had sought. i still get inquiries here and there from people and i'm honest. going about it your way just comes off as crass and much more obviously about fanning some sort of internet argument, making your dick hard knowing you have some sort of audience (though I doubt you really have one here anymore) while you can hide behind anonymity playing multiple parts throughout it.

as far as your questions, you peppered enough half-ass insults and assumptions that i felt it has nothing to do with clearing things up for you. i don't need to play games. even more i don't give two shits about engaging in silly back-and-forths. context is a weird requirement since it has nothing to do with anything; you know a good part of the back story and details, what does it matter to you at all if you have to know the stuff you don't know leaning on the idea everyone else can spectate? context is irrelevant.

with that said, feel free to contact me through my email, twitter, last.fm, and even facebook - all publicly there for your reference - whatever works for you - and i'll get around to it. it isn't quantum physics or unreasonable if you're actually interested in enlightening you some details. i don't want to play weird little games for your arousal. the days when this journal was a halfway entertaining flame war with those sympathetic to emily/trolls or those with an axe to grind against people like me/ED/420chan/etc have been over for a while. this journal is for reference and to grant the wish of the majority to leave it here for that purpose. so just hit me up if you mean what you say and it'll do a better job of proving to me you ~actually~ give a shit about your questions more than ~actually~ being more interested in a public dick waving back-and-forth.

and forgive me, once i start rambling so much, i ramble nonstop until i finish what i want to express. perhaps i'll contact you later privately, perhaps not, but thanks for the interest and the presumably admirable effort of skimming through enough of my typed out bullshit.

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Re: U still havent ans the ques

From: anonymous
Date: Aug. 3rd, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
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I am actually kind of curious now. Reading this I would also like to know as well if you guys had an organic relationship from the beginning or if you initially met online. I can phrase it in the form of a yes or no question. When you first met was it in person or online? (yes/no) no further explanation necessary.

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nick .

From: raspberrysyrup
Date: Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
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lol is it really that difficult to put two and two together? i'll make you a deal: before you play condescending you should take the five or so seconds to think about it, tell me what you think, and i'll let you know okay? greetings to tokyo, btw.

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nick .

From: raspberrysyrup
Date: Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
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man i have absolutely ZERO memory of writing out that whole thing above too, what the fuck. i don't even know what the hell i was talking about so forgive me. xanax...

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From: anonymous
Date: Aug. 2nd, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
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http://fujirockexpress.net/11/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/IMG_8832.jpg

That is one ugly dress. It looks like a tablecloth my mom used to have in our kitchen back in the late 80s.

When did she transition from goth emo rock chick to wannabe 50s housewife?

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nick .

From: raspberrysyrup
Date: Aug. 4th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
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hipster shit.

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From: anonymous
Date: Aug. 4th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
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Holy shit, No wonder she doesn't do any vids anymore ohoh.

But seriously, I almost didn't recognize her. She looks so worn down and just....old! The girl is just in her 20's too eight?

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Kate

From: loserology
Date: Aug. 4th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Wow she has aged terribly.

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From: anonymous
Date: Aug. 5th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
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I think she's only 21. You'd never know it looking at that picture, though. I would have guessed 30 easily.

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From: anonymous
Date: Aug. 5th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
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wow... she looks really bad in that picture.
in the other ones she looks better but probably because it's like not as zoomed in and the lighting is more flattering

http://fujirockexpress.net/11/4956.html

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nick .

From: raspberrysyrup
Date: Aug. 5th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
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she looks haggard in this weird way i can't put my finger on. maybe it's alcohol or just what she looks like out of adolescence - or both. she looks better in other photos but her face bothers me WHAT IS IT. who knows why but she's years younger than i am and even i don't look that old even with all my ravaging habits... i still get mistaken for 18-19 (or less even) regularly and i'm 25-years-old.

i think she looks best second shot from the right with the red tint. the whole hipster look with the hair and dress makes me laugh though... living right in hipster-gentrified oakland, california (north oakland/temescal) i have to live among hipsters each and everyday of my life i venture out my apartment and they all look like that. little sundress faggots with an out-loud taste for anything seemingly ironic/retro/i don't know what the fuck hipsters like.

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I spotted Emily at Fuji Rock....

From: anonymous
Date: Aug. 11th, 2011 08:42 am (UTC)
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I think I may have spotted her at Fuji Rock-just walking around (I wouldn't spend all that money just to watch her raggedy ass on stage). I saw a lanky, pale brunette wearing a black cocktail dress and heels (great choice for walking around in the muddy fields!)with a Japanese chick. Good for her I guess? Oh sunshine was playing at one of the smaller stages really early in the morning. A lot of those smaller bands only had a handful of people watching. Honestly, at first I was surprised to hear she made it to Fuji Rock, but after watching more than a couple mediocre acts, I suppose it's not completely out of the realm if her bandmate has industry connections.

I really do wonder what kind of visa she has. Entertainer visas expire after a few months I believe, and working visas require a 4 year degree. Is she still on a student visa? Maybe her record company is sponsoring her?
These are actually some interesting things she could blog about considering most of her fans seem to be the 'OMG! Japan is so cool! How can I come?!' types.

BTW, Nick you should blog about whatever you want, or make a new blog and give us all the link. I think a lot of people enjoyed your writing, regardless of whether it had to do with a certain someone or not.

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Re: I spotted Emily at Fuji Rock....

nick .

From: raspberrysyrup
Date: Aug. 11th, 2011 08:53 am (UTC)
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if she was 5'9" or so then you probably did spot her. someone asked me how she could possibly play at something as seemingly prestigious as fuji rock, but it makes more sense when you realize the sheer amount of acts, stages, and times they fit them all within the three days. you're correct, her guitarist's industry connections are more than likely enough to book a small set at a non-primetime hour, and i can't imagine she would attract an audience any bigger than what she would get on the street. all other senses aside, her music really isn't interesting or particularly notable. maybe others disagree but i can't imagine anyone making a good case for it... shit i can't even imagine any japanese with a minimally astute taste in music could care about her if they tried. her real audience ends up being the kinds of people she wants to ignore.

i would imagine the label is sponsoring her which to my limited knowledge is sufficient as long as they're up to it. otherwise how did other foreign musicians stay in japan so long, like ken yokoyama's former bassist and guitarist? they did end up splitting but i have no idea if it was just because they got tired of what they were doing or if there were visa limits.

i think you're right. if i make a new livejournal active i'll link it in the profile. no reason to fix what isn't broken here, thank you so much for your insight, feedback and compliment!

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Re: I spotted Emily at Fuji Rock....

From: anonymous
Date: Aug. 11th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Same person here. 5'9"? Yeah, she was quite a bit taller than I was so it very well could have been her (or the beer and sun got to me...) I remember reading last year about a foreigner who teaches in an international kindergarten who got a chance to play at Fuji Rock at the Rookie a Go Go stage in the area just outside the entrance. She came across as really genuine and dedicated, definitely not just greedy for fame.

It's great to go to a festival event in Japan, because the audiences have such bipolar reactions. If the crowd doesn't care, it gets frosty-sometimes not even the obligatory golf clap! On the other hand, everyone went NUTS over Atari Teenage Riot and The Music!

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From: anonymous
Date: Aug. 4th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Right.*

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