1: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:12:16.20 0
To list some past oshi members of mine for example… Ichii, Kamei, Risako, Maimi, Yuukarin, Kanatomo, etc etc.
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:12:56.35 0
Me, too. When she’s supported by so many, I lose interest.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:12:57.24 0
All of a sudden there’s so many Michishige wota, I can’t go on supporting her anymore.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:16:39.23 0
This must be common in guys with a strong desire to monopolize.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:17:17.17 0
The way you say it, it doesn’t feel like they were ever your “oshi members” to begin with. It just sounds like curiosity to me. Sort of like people who have never truly loved anyone, you’ve never truly oshi’ed anyone.
24: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:22:07.36 0
Maybe so. But for me, becoming an oshi of someone and falling in love with someone are two completely different feelings. I’m not their oshi because I love them, I’m their oshi because I want to cheer them on.
11: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:17:18.09 0
You like the fact that they’re the underdogs. Nothing weird about it.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:17:39.71 0
I definitely get the feeling of wanting to cheer on members who aren’t popular.
18: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:20:34.94 0
When Sayu started having all those solo TV appearances, she suddenly felt so distant to me I almost quit being a wota.
19: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:20:40.35 0
It does feel like they become more distant from you.
20: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:21:11.43 0
They’ve been distant from you to begin with. (laughs)
25: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:22:08.83 0
As their popularity rises, it feels like it’s okay to leave supporting them to others. I stopped following °C-ute because of this.
95: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:49:54.92 0
Exactly the same for me. (laughs)
26: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:22:25.07 0
You see people like that every once in a while, people who just want to do something outside of the norm… “yeah, I’m cool for being kinda different and supporting a member who’s not popular, aren’t I?” That kind of thing.
27: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:23:16.69 0
I’m glad to have become an Ikuta wota. (laughs)
28: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:23:33.37 0
When their popularity goes up, they get more fans and that makes me feel like they probably don’t even bother reading the comments left on their blog anymore.
32: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:24:20.52 0
It’s the beginning and end of their careers that’s the most fun time for a fan.
40: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:27:39.80 0
I fell in love with a national idol to start with so I never had this problem.
47: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:30:38.30 0
I honestly feel happy if the idol I like gets more popular…
48: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:32:07.52 0
I have a tendency of rooting for the underdog, too. When I was deciding who to make my oshi out of Tamura, Nakanishi or Wada, Wada was the first one I gave up on. She already has so many wota so she wasn’t really a candidate.
49: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:32:21.73 0
I think I get what you mean. When they get popular, it feels lonely in a way.
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:33:17.59 0
The process of making someone popular is fun but when she does reach that popularity, that’s when my interest starts to fade.
66: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:37:33.93 0
Rather than her being popular and standing in the spotlight, it’s her journey to that position that’s more fascinating for me.
67: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:37:59.03 0
There used to be a lot of wota who liked watching their idols steadily getting more and more popular and talented and sharing that enjoyment with other fans. But now there’s a lot of wota who’d rather have them remain underground idols forever just so they can keep them to themselves…
68: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:38:00.00 0
Why do you guys care what other people think? It doesn’t matter if they’re popular or not, or what other people are saying about them. People like that are going to have a hard time in other areas of life, too…
71: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:39:05.41 0
I’d had my eye on Aarii even since she joined the Eggs, but since the formation of J=J and everyone on here going all “Aarii’s so beautiful!“, I’ve lost interest. Well, not that I was really all that big of an oshi of hers to begin with.
73: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:40:23.13 0
Reading this board makes it difficult to be an oshi of any of the popular members, so I try not to do so too much.
75: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:40:41.86 0
Wota like you are the most annoying type there is.
77: VIPからきますた ◆XnehBsFa2U 2013/11/20(水) 01:40:50.77 0
Disgusting wota: “(name)-chan has grown so distant from me…”
78: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:40:58.46 0
You’re exactly like those teenagers going through puberty who say stuff like “I liked this band better when they were still indies…“
79: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:41:43.44 0
Seeing Airi-chan in close proximity made me realize “yeah, this girl will have no shortage of fans even if I’m not one of them.” To this day I still can’t oshi her. (laughs)
86: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:44:34.30 0
I’ve been a an Airi oshi for ages because I love her cuteness and personality so much. I don’t even care about whether she’s popular or not.
80: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:41:45.95 0
I tend to start losing interest, too, but I think it’s because we’re trying unnecessarily to be an oshi of a single member when in reality we’re oshi of the whole group instead.
84: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:43:54.68 0
Only a fool would let others’ reactions influence one’s own opinions.
89: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:46:15.29 0
I’ve been a Hirano Aya oshi since she was in Springs and I still haven’t abandoned her.
93: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:48:50.37 0
If she ever needed all the fans she can have, it’s now. (laughs)
96: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:51:13.75 0
I haven’t quit being her fan but I’ve found more girls I like, leading me to having more oshi.
100: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:53:11.10 0
I agree and yet, having said that, I don’t want to be a fan of some total underground idols with no hopes of ever getting popular either.
105: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:54:36.05 0
You’re a DD, through and through. I think you’d have a better time just being a light fan of a wide variety of members.
108: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:57:48.47 0
You just want to be able to say “I’ve known her since she made it big!“
112: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 01:59:49.69 0
There’s that, but it’s also the fact that I don’t like betting on the winning horse. I have a pretty rebellious personality…
115: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:04:51.66 0
So for you it’s not “I’m a fan of (name) because I like (this) and (that) about her“, but “I don’t like betting on the winning horse“, or “I’m different from everyone else” — all just different ways of saying you’re cheering her on for your own status.
120: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:07:23.13 0
Of course I’ll support someone just to enjoy myself. That’s the most important thing for me.
124: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:09:10.49 0
I’m not complaining. If you’re spending money on my oshi, there’s nothing wrong with that. Besides, there’s a good chance you’ll never become one of those asshole wota either.
136: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:21:16.13 0
Weird. For me a wota can’t really get much more disgusting than that.
114: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:03:17.49 0
I had absolutely no interest in Musume during their Golden Era so I definitely get what you mean. If Musume was a group as popular as AKB right now and you were able to see their faces anywhere, I doubt they would’ve caught my interest.
116: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:05:35.14 0
I’ve been a Sayu wota for ten years so I’ve experienced all of it — the era when no one knew her, the era when she was kinda getting recognized, and the era when she was popular. For me there’s no doubt that it’s much more fun being a wota of someone who’s popular.
118: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:06:10.10 0
125: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:10:14.12 0
It really does just feel like a waste of time.
126: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:10:31.33 0
I definitely get that. It’s so fun being the fan of someone when the balance of supply and demand is just right. And even though it’s just a matter of time until that delicate balance collapses, every once in a while you’ll have times when it can go on for quite a while so you just can’t stop.
137: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:23:05.72 0
When you’re a longtime wota, your oshi will treat you just a little bit different than everyone else. I admit, even I have a little bit of that kind of completely good-for-nothing superiority complex. (laughs)
141: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:31:30.61 0
You can still make it. Get to a hospital.
147: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 08:07:27.13 0
It’s a hobby. Don’t think about it too much.
150: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 10:51:27.15 0
While I try avoid doing so, I have a tendency of becoming a fan of members who just seem like they’ll never get popular. And yet, as I keep supporting them, I do start to wish they’d get that popularity.
129: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:13:42.40 0
It’s the same thing with cars and women: once you have it, you’ll eventually get bored of it.
130: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/11/20(水) 02:15:27.41 0
And you have neither. (laughs)
Henkka: Pick the right member and you’ll never have to worry about this. Right, Mittsi oshi?