What types of jrock/vk related media do you hoard? (poll)

I’ve been curious about this for long time, wondering how far most of the people here (or back on MH) take archiving media related to jrock and/or vk.

It’s no secret that downloading music is a common practice in the overseas jrock fandom, so I won’t be surprised if most people check the box for “music”. . . But how many of you take it to the extreme? Do you care about having DVD quality .vob/.iso when almost everything is on YouTube in some capacity? Scans? Something else?

I know streaming has changed the game for some people who’d rather not be hassled with having everything downloaded. This is hard for me to imagine embracing… although NEW jrock/vk releases are often released on normal streaming services nowadays, there really isn’t much from the 00’s or 90’s, unless it was a really popular band. So if there’s anyone out there who doesn’t download/archive ANYTHING, I’d be very curious to know how you do it.

What types of jrock/vk related media do you digitally hoard (save, download, archive, rip, etc.)?
  • Music!
  • Scans of Lyric Booklets & Flyers
  • Music Videos
  • Live Concerts
  • I don’t have anything downloaded/saved

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So, how do you feel about archiving media? Do you find security in having everything you value in some kind of digital format, or does it seem unnecessary to you? What’s your perspective on this topic?

It has proved useful for me already, because of my break in VK and laptop change (my old one was broken and the data basically lost) i had nothing anymore. But i had most VK stuff stored on an external harddrive. I have tons of translated interviews there too, from sites or accounts that have vanished.
The only problem i have… I totally suck at archiving. All the folders are a huge mess. Altought that can be fun too, to find here and there sudden surprises.

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I just backed up my music last week. Uhhh… 35,000+ items, I guess this is something I’m hoarding lol

Also a little stockpile of CDs, flyers, posters, cheki, magazines etc.

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Other than music and live, it is posters. I have so many from 1st edition press releases. I used to have already a wall filled with posters during uni, I took those down after moving out but still have them. My collection keeps growing though but haven’t had a place yet to mount them on

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I’ve had a similar dilemma in the past. I started buying posters again, but didn’t have any place to put them (and also didn’t really know how to hang them in a non destructive way). So then I sold them…

Part of it too is although I love visual kei, I’m not sure if it is worth the effort to have to explain any time people come into my flat lol. As even most of my musical friends aren’t really into vk.

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I am going to have my wall extreme aesthicism when I buy my condo and I ain’t explaining a damn thing if people come over lol.

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I rip all my CDs and store them on my phone and a flash drive. I guess I would try to rip live concert discs if I had any but I don’t. I do have a few PV discs but don’t see the need to rip them since I don’t watch them very often.

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Tereko, flyers and general information of DIR EN GREY and related bands.

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