And what's your opinion on fanfiction where their supposed real names are used?
that’s fine imo. especially if it’s an au you usually need actual names for it to work so. plus it’s fanfiction so you know. no harm done.
There has always been a controversy on the GazettE's birth names, they'll NEVER be known; hence the use of their stage names, right? Sorry for the stupid question, but too many rumors keep going around -.-
the problem is that people don’t understand that vk bands are a basically a performance and each member plays a part. it’s like— if you watch the harry potter movies you don’t call them daniel, rupert and emma. they are harry, ron and hermione. it’s like that in vk bands too basically. the stage name is there for a reason and the don’t tell anything about who they are off-stage for a reason. it’s so gross to see people tag posts with the rumored names and even use them when commenting on ruki’s instagram. respect the privacy and more importantly respect the artist.
sry if a stupid question but with the 'Apologize' -part, is ruki telling aoi to apologize for saying such a thing or what?
Ruki: Eh, what is this, is it really this small? (꒪⌓꒪)
Aoi: That is the face I make when I say things like “awwー is that ichigo daifuku (strawberry filled mochi) for meー”
Ruki: You are wrong, it’s me on the summer holidays during the second year of elementary school. Apologize.
Aoi: Ah.. yes sir ^^;
In Nausea and Shudder, is he repeating "Sorrow, Yomi, saite" in the background towards the very end?
no. it’s “so long, yami wo saite” which basically means “so long, tear/cut (through/up) the darkness”
heyy I don't know if anyone has asked you before, but in your lyrics explanation masterpost, you "i should probably praise the japanese gazette fandom", because they have lots of Japanese explanation lyrics sites. Can you recommend one of them for me? Or you found random sites and was slowly gathering information from them?
just google gazette lyric explanations in japanese and you find about billion of them
Hey Anna! quick question. I re-found your 'rumor has it' post and it reminded me of something I meant to ask, but forgot. Did the guys ever say their names in an interview or is it all just what fans found? I have a distant memory of reading it in an interview trans back way in 2004-6, but I can't remember and wondered if you knew or just found it from Japanese fans talking. Thanks!
they’ve never told their real names in public. they have stage names for a reason. all info about their real names is something fans have dug out and there is no way to confirm if they are true or not. the only reason i even wrote about their names in the post was to make people realize that the info the foreign fandom has is from like 2007 and it has been updated ever since and even now the japanese fandom has disagreement over some names. so.
basically i just wanted people to stop using them because a) they have stage names for a reason and if you walk around calling them by their real names you are a fucking asshole b) you look even more like an asshole because you got that info from a fan page that was last updated in 2008 and there’s no way to know if it’s right or wrong.
so yeah. all fan made info.