!!ATTENTION: I have a new home. :)

Yes, as all great (and not so great) bloggers do… they get bored with what they got and decide to move to a new URL. So PLEASE, if you heart me like I heart you, change your bookmarks from the dear etherworld to:

http://clapandlove.livejournal.com

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That will be my new home for a while until I get bored with it. xD; Then I will probably come back here or something. @_@; I just don’t like wordpress since I can’t customise things as much as I want to. *grumblesticks*

Anyway, everything is already set up there, so I can get started right away.

*waves byebye*

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Gomen nasai.

Hello everyone~

I’m sorry I haven’t been around, but the past month or so has been pretty busy for me! I’ve barely been able to keep up with my email much less a blog. No worries though, I should have a routine down very soon since college has started up again.

Thanks for understanding~ :*

abingdon boys school = ♥ (+ a happy birthday)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER~!!!

:D:D:D:D:D

She turns 18 today~ I remember when I used to give her baths, feed her bottles, and blow raspberries on her little belly. 🙂 She’ll be going off to college in August, and I’ll miss her very much. *snugglehugs*

Okay, now on to the good stuff:

abingdon boys school

ABINGDON BOYS SCHOOL!!!1!1one!1eleven11!!!shift!!1!

I can’t believe I haven’t noticed these guys yet. O: They are like high energy rock/pop/awesomeness that I love so much. *_* Here is their latest single PV, Nephilim…

((All singles are compatible with iTunes!))


Album: INNOCENT SORROW
Release Date: December 6, 2006
Tracks:
1. INNOCENT SORROW
2. Fre@k $HoW

INNOCENT SORROW is the opening theme song to the show D. Gray Man. It is definitely a good song to start with as a debut. I personally like some of their later stuff better, but it’s worth a listen for sure. Fre@k $HoW was very enjoyable. I liked the change of pace throughout the song. I’m a sucker for that sort of thing. ^_~

Download the INNOCENT SORROW single


Album: HOWLING
Release Date: May 16, 2007
Tracks:
1. HOWLING
2. NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

HOWLING is definitely a J-Rock song. The random talking in the beginning with the strong percussion and guitar will be sure to get your head banging! I really liked the overall beat and the fact that it is kinda catchy once you hear it enough. NERVOUS BREAKDOWN was a similar style to HOWLING, but it was a bit slower in the beginning. The English in this song was very understandable, so you don’t have to cover your ears when he sings. 😉 Both songs are great to listen to if you need to rock out for a while.

Download the HOWLING single (coming soon!)


Album: Nephilim
Release Date: July 4, 2007
Tracks:
1. Nephilim
2. LOST REASON

Nephilim is a dramatic rock song that sorta reminds me of some of Gackt’s songs in a way—BUT DON’T BE SCARED OFF!! As much as I love Gackt, I know a lot of people don’t like his style, but please give this a chance! If you are nervous about J-Rock in general, take a listen to the PV I have up there to see what it sounds like. You never know what you like until you try it. ^_~ LOST REASON is actually a little more enjoyable to me than Nephilim was, but that just might be because it starts out a bit faster. *shrugs* Both of these songs are really great, so I shouldn’t play favourites. I can’t WAIT until their first album! ^O^~!!

Download the Nephilim single

Please leave a comment to tell me what you think. I really enjoy hearing other opinions!! Don’t be shy! ^__^ I will also add the Innocent Sorrow single to this post when I finally get it. @_@;

[Gaming] Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

This is a quote from the NA Square-Enix website:

FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS™
Platform: Nintendo DS

ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated
Release Date: Coming this Winter

Following the story of the beloved classic that captivated more than 5 million players around the world, FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS continues the tale that won numerous accolades from the industry’s top publications. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS is an all-new experience that makes full use of the Nintendo DS’s unique features. Featuring full Touch Screen functionality, FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS allows players to control massive armies, unleash special moves and activate Gambits, all with the use of the stylus. The world of Ivalice comes alive through the respected musical stylings of Hitoshi Sakimoto and the direction of Motomu Toriyama, the director of FINAL FANTASY X-2 and the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIII.”

WOOHOO!! Being the loser that I am, I JUST checked Square’s website to see when this was scheduled to be released. (This was their May 16, 2007 news… I guess I’m a bit late. ^^; ) The ending of Final Fantasy XII was just left too open for my tastes (not that it was bad—I just want more Balthier/Fran..er.. I mean.. story….), so I’m glad the sequel will be coming out relatively soon. This is basically the reason why I wanted a DS so badly for Christmas!

But–

I am nervous that the director of my beloved FFXII:RW was directed by Motomu Toriyama… If he was responsible for the so-called “game” Final Fantasy X-2, then we are in some trouble. That “game’s” sole purpose was fan-service, and, needless to say, I was not serviced nor impressed. Then again, I guess it wasn’t ALL Toriyama-san’s fault. The American voice actresses could have stepped up their performances a notch… but that’s another story. (*gags at the thought of Hedy Burress* She totally butchered Yuna… but I digress.) My hopes for FFXII:RW still remain high as I have discovered that nearly anything can be entertaining when it is on the DS. I mean.. I played Nintendogs for three hours for crying out loud. Dx

However, this is not necessarily going to be a FFX-2 repeat. FFXII:RW is geared towards strategy and completing battles on smaller battlegrounds to advance the plot. Basically it’s just like Final Fantasy Tactics with a touchscreen. I normally am not one for strategy games like this, but I will give it a shot. Now, keep in mind that Square still kept the flavors of Final Fantasy XII in its sequel… since everything is still in REAL time.


Chotto matteyo… Wait a minute… Back the truck up…

We have to strategically move our little players around a battle field, kill all the minions, defeat the boss, use our summons, attack, heal, and use attack magic all in REAL TIME?! NO TURNED BASED?! NO WAI!!

Yes wai.

Dadada daaa~! The gambit system is back, folks! And praise the Baby Jesus, because I think I’d have an anurism if I had to do all that AND keep my sanity. There are many descriptions of gambits, so I’m not going to explain it. Go to Wikipedia… they have the answer to everything. *rolls eyes*

Anywayyyyy…. yes so all that good stuff plus the coolness of a dual-screen handheld system with a cute lil’ stylus. So put it on your Christmas list… This is gonna be a fun game, y’all. (:

Sources: IGN, Official Japanese Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Website

Shuffle time! :O

So I put iTunes on shuffle.

Interesting, ne?

Well it is, because the first five songs that it landed on, I uploaded… for you! (: On Mediafire no less! O: I’m such a doll~

SE7EN – Girl Friend
*fangirlemosigh* Aww.. I wish SE7EN didn’t have a girlfriend. D: *smacks self* Right. On to it then… This song is one of his standard R&B songs with slower lyrics and a smooth melody over top of some nice pulsating synth beats. It can be found on SE7EN’s fourth album, Se7olution.

Download Girl Friend

KOKIA – dandelion
This is a really sweet song that KOKIA makes even sweeter with her gentle voice. Of course, that doesn’t stop her from showing off how strong she can be. dandelion really showcases how solid her voice is without being all IN YO’ FACE about it. It’s probably my favourite from KOKIA thus far~

Download dandelion

Jolin Tsai – Dancing Diva
This song was my first break away from my rigid J-Pop lineup. My first experience with Chinese pop was Dancing Diva. Jolin has a very uppity dance song here that has an Arabian feel to it. It will definitely get your head bobbing and toes tapping. I had never heard Chinese sung before, so it was interesting to hear how it sounded. Try it!

Download Dancing Diva

Stephanie – ANGEL GIRL
Yay Stephanie! I can’t wait until she gets an album out~ She has an AMAZING voice, and her first single just captured me right away. This song was the third one on the tracklist of her Kimi Ga Iru Kagiri Single, but that doesn’t mean it’s lower quality. ANGEL GIRL is an uppity pop song that is catchy but not too cutesy. Her English is very good too. (: Give her a shot!

Download ANGEL GIRL

UVERworld – Home binetsu 39°C
Ah UVERworld… Some of their stuff I adore, and some doesn’t do a thing for me. Luckily, this song is one that I like. It can be found as track number three on their BUGRIGHT album. I really enjoy the beginning of the song with the strong percussion. The overall mood of this song is energetic and fun.

Download Home binetsu 39°C

Well that was fun~! xD Hope you like!

[Lyrics] Hide & Seek

Since a crazy amount of people have been searching for Namie Amuro’s Hide & Seek lyrics, I have decided to post them. I think it’s quite weird that my blog is number one on Google when searching for “Namie Amuro – Hide & Seek lyrics” …and they weren’t even here. Lol! But they are now! Woohoo!

But please, do NOT credit this romanji to me. I did not do it.

*** Full credit goes to Sasha from this board. She has the lyrics to the other songs on the PLAY album. Please go thank her for her work!

Hide & Seek

Step Step into the floor
Shake Shake on the floor
Bounce Bounce Bounce Bounce
Take Take it to the floor
Shake Shake on the floor
Hide & Seek Ah 1 2 Step C’mon

kondo no HOT na Style mo soutou sukinai
boutou semeteku houkou
osae kirenai shoudou
hani gaide noukou na mitsu wo motto
ikenai asobi shittara ato ni
modorenai kyori (Everyday your eyes on me)
yureru Floor agaru ondo kikoeru kodou
You’re feelin’ you never never lower your voice

Wah Hit the floor “Bang Bang”
ashimoto “Bounce Bounce”
It’s time to bang bang bang your head
Ow kidukeba dandan yamitsuki “Bounce Bounce”
It’s time to bang bang bang your head
You wanna catch me (Hide & Seek)
You wanna touch me (Hide & Seek)
kanari Crazy (Hide & Seek)
This is another level
If you wanna get the real thrill
saa Let’s play kakurenbo
Boy You gonna try to find me

Step Step into the floor
Take Take it to the floor
Shake Shake on the floor
Hide & Seek Hide & Seek
Step Step into the floor
Take Take it to the floor
Shake Shake on the floor
Hide & Seek Hide & Seek

taikutsu tokei shikake shibai shitate
maware migi Go Away
mamotte bakari ja Nonsense
douse nara hade ni kimete Once Again
rikutsu ja nai tte tatta no ichi kaide
mou zutto kaiten (Are you ready step my way)
heitan na Sunday kara Monday ki no sumu made
You gotta just shake shake shake your body

Wah Hit the floor “Bang, Bang”
ashimoto “Bounce Bounce”
It’s time to bang bang bang your head
Ow kidukeba dandan yamitsuki “Bounce Bounce”
It’s time to bang bang bang your head
You wanna catch me (Hide & Seek)
You wanna touch me (Hide & Seek)
kanari Crazy (Hide & Seek)
This is another level
If you wanna get the real thrill
saa Let’s play kakurenbo
Boy You gonna try to find me

adokenai soburi Make me say Uh Uh Uh Uh
hakkiri to Oh tell me want you wanna do do do do
Boy you sexy thing like a gorgeous ring
sokkenai furi sore mo tenouchi
My heart is beatin’ Keeps on repeatin’
arienai suuchi I wanna see your body bounce for me

Wah Hit the floor “Bang Bang”
ashimoto “Bounce Bounce”
It’s time to bang bang bang your head
Ow kidukeba dandan yamitsuki “Bounce Bounce”
It’s time to bang bang bang your head
You wanna catch me (Hide & Seek)
You wanna touch me (Hide & Seek)
kanari Crazy (Hide & Seek)
This is another level
If you wanna get the real thrill
saa Let’s play kakurenbo
Boy You gonna try to find me

And there you have it! ^__^ Enjoy!

i heart japan.

Let’s hear a big round of applause for the people from the Land of the Rising Sun! For, if they did not exist, I would be suffering in the hands of the icky Western pop that nearly always makes me gag. 😦

*stands up and claps*

Thank you, J-pop. Thank you, C-Pop. Thank you, K-Pop.
America loves your music too. ♥

Now I would just like to take some time to highly recommend some of the albums that I have really been enjoying lately.  Please feel free to comment, but be sure to thank the people responsible for uploading these albums for their time too. ^^

Namie Amuro - Hide&Seek (CD+DVD)

Artist: Namie Amuro
Album: PLAY
Release Date: June 27, 2007
Genre: Pop, R&B, Dance
Tracks:
o1. Hide & Seek
o2. Full Moon
o3. CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK
o4. It’s all about you
o5. FUNKY TOWN
o6. Step With It
o7. Hello
o8. Should I Love Him?
o9. Top Secret
10. Violet Sauce
11. Baby Don’t Cry
12. Pink Key

Well, duh. You didn’t think that I would leave this glorious piece of artwork out, did you? Amuro-san really did a fantastic job with this album. Every song is its own, but each can still fit together as a whole wonderfully. It’s innovative, catchy, and I am just one of many people who love it. There are tons of other blogs that have this available for download, so please choose one from any of the following links to do so. You won’t regret it. ^_~

ongoing melody→zShare
Too Fast to Live→zShare
YONGWONHI→sendspace

Next up…

Artist: m-flo/various
Album: COSMICOLOR
Release Date: March 28, 2007
Genre: R&B, Dance, Pop
Tracks:
01 Issue No 5
02 Love Don’t Cry / m-flo loves Crystal Kay
03 Luvotomy / m-flo loves 安室奈美恵
04 STUCK IN YOUR LOVE / m-flo loves melody.
05 Current Affairs
06 Summer Time Love / m-flo loves 日之内エミ & Ryohei
07 Simple & Lovely / m-flo loves 倖田來未
08 Picture Perfect Love / m-flo loves MONKEY MAJIK
09 Music Monopoly
10 she loves the CREAM / m-flo loves DOPING PANDA
11 Love Me After 12AM / m-flo loves Alex(CLAZZIQUAI PROJECT)
12 Love Song / m-flo loves BONNIE PINK
13 Love Long and Prosper / m-flo loves STAR TREK™
14 LOVE ME, HATE THE GAME / m-flo loves Chan, Thaitanium, Edison Chen, Ryohei
15 Lotta Love / m-flo loves MINMI
16 People of Cosmicolor
17 Love to Live By / m-flo loves Chara

Now I know this came out a while ago, but its greatness should not be forgotten so easily! This is a great album to listen to during the summertime… even if it did come out in late March. =P m-flo’s projects with each of these artists were probably some of the most successful collabs I’ve ever heard in my life! None of them sound like rushed, filler songs. Each song is carefully and wonderfully unique …and enjoyable! Take a chance to relax with m-flo singing with some of the biggest artists out there… while sipping some tangy lemonade. Ahhh~

Go to one of these spectacular blogs to download. ^_^

YONGWONHI→sendspace
Too Fast to Live→usaupload

Last but not least…

Foxxi misQ - GLOSS

Artist: Foxxi misQ
Album: GLOSS
Release Date: June 27, 2007
Genre: Urban, R&B, Dance
Tracks:
01. Tha F.Q’s Style feat.JiN
02. ULTIMATE GIRLS
03. Introduction -I Like It-
04. I like it
05. Higher feat.B-BANDJ(FU-TEN)
06. Crush On You
07. Interlude
08. I’ll Never Know
09. Delicious Circus
10. A-L-I-V-E
11. Golden Palace Feat.Corn Head
12. A Taste Of Honey -Gloss Mix-
13. Luxury ride Feat.Zeebra
14. Magnetic Love
15. Introduction -Party Booty Shake-
16. Party Booty Shake feat.Miss Monday

This is Foxxi misQ’s debut album and it’s a GREAT way to start. I was really happy with this album. It is similar to PLAY because it has songs that are GREAT by themselves or as a whole wit h the album. My favourites are still the singles, like Luxury Ride and A-L-I-V-E. But the rest of them are still enjoyable and will definitely put you in a dancing mood. Go to the following blog for this download. =)

Too Fast to Live→usaupload

I just wanted to say THANKS to these blogs mentioned in this post and all the others on my Blogroll. I wouldn’t be able to hear all this great music if it wasn’t for you, so I owe you all my gratitude! ♥♥ Please keep up the great work~

That’s all for now, kidlets! Enjoy.