The infamous MH thread has been revived just for JRO!
If you’ve got any opinions that are controversial, unheard of, uncanny, or whatever the fuck…here’s the place to share them. Of course, this is a discussion thread, so feel free to chime in discuss any of the opinions stated here, and hash that shit out!
So Imma get the ball rolling. This might be too much for yall, but Imma go ahead and jump off the deep end on yall asses…
Here we go:
nah, seriously tho. LEMME EXPLAIN!!!
You see, I don’t have any charts or data to back up what i’m about to say, but this has simply been a personal observation of mine: In my 13 years of serving the VK/J-rock community (from TW to JRO), Most of the VK fans that I’ve observed and/or interacted with have been VERY liberal or liberal leaning when it comes to their politics and personal ideologies and beliefs. And there’s nothing wrong with that - think and believe however you want. I just find it ironic that a lot of these same “free-thinking” ppl take issue with a band bucking conventions and doing something subversive, even if it verges on being potentially…or even vaguely offensive.
And therein lies the problem. Too many VK fans try to project their western, highly politicized idealogies on to a band that exists far outside of that mindset.
So the point I’m making is this: If VK bands were to hearken to the mindset and the outlook of its western/overseas fanbase, VK would cease to be the very thing its western fans actually love it for.
So again, ppl should be grateful that MERRY (and other VK bands) exist outside of our western, sociopolitical zeigeist.
I know this isn’t exactly apples to apples, but the anime industry is a good example to use here. Over the past 30 years, anime has grown from a relatively niche artform and subculture into a world-wide, mass-produced phenomenon. And a large part of this has to do with the fact that many anime producers recognized that there was a global market for anime, and adjusted their aims to please that global market. As a result, the overall creativity, quality, and staying-power of anime has declined tremendously in an effort to please that global market. No longer do you have the mindblowing narritives of old, but you get the same shit with the same tropes every season now. I mean, you even have fucking NETFLIX producing its own original anime now. Could you imagine if VK got to a point where your local major label was producing its own VK bands? VK bands specifically tailored to cater to western ideals? VK bands created to be completely “Safe” and “inoffensive” to western fans?
I’m being ridiculous here, but I think i’ve illustrated my point.
Mind you, I’m not condoning any VK band being outright hateful or racist or any of that shit…I’m simply saying that before pulling out the SJW-pitchforks and going on a witchunt for every offense, perhaps it’s better to really contemplate and consider first…there may exist some silver linings outside of whatever perspective you’re coming from.
But aye, this is just an opinion and i’m just trynda talk to yall. There’s an infinite amount of shit that i’ve not taken into account or considered, so please feel to enlighten me.
Or you can post your own “hot take”. Let’s get to it!