1: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 18:59:27.70 0
Ah… it feels so empty…
32: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:26:25.32 0
I start feeling empty afterwards when I’m waiting for my train there at the platform, alone. Same goes for concerts and events. But I’m scared, so I don’t want to die.
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:00:36.87 0
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:01:48.18 0
There’s the type that wants to die, and there’s the type that just feels happy.
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:01:49.79 0
It’s the opposite. It makes me swear to myself to keep on living the next day as well.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:02:14.77 O
I feel satisfied. I think about how I want to keep on supporting them.
11: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:03:16.87 0
Someone who still thinks like an ordinary person, someone who has pride → wants to die
A disgusting wota who is estranged from the ordinary, someone who has nothing → feels fulfilled
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:03:24.07 0
I’m the type that wants to die, too.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:03:37.62 0
This overwhelming feeling of nihility…
18: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:07:01.54 0
I go all “ehehe… ehehehe…“
19: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:08:04.31 0
It’s nice to see them that up close, but I get so nervous I don’t feel like going multiple times. At the end of the day, I like concerts more.
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:09:26.63 0
The handshake events are a supplement to the concerts where you don’t get to see them that well.
24: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:18:13.72 0
I didn’t want to die, but on the long way back home I’d just ask myself what the hell I was doing. That’s why I graduated from being a wota.
26: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:20:26.40 0
At the end of the day, time and money is something you should use on yourself. If it wasn’t something that felt like it was for you, you were better off quitting. There are other hobbies out there.
27: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:22:40.10 i
I feel happy.
29: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:24:12.34 0
When it ends, I just feel lonely.
31: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:26:23.59 0
You go to a predetermined place at a predetermined time and you pay money. I mean, this is obvious, but you pay compensation for them to shake hands with you. Thinking about that made me come to my senses. I’ve come to think grabbing something good to eat instead is more worth my money.
33: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:26:26.94 0
I felt like dying after shaking hands with Akkyan from THE Possible. Although I, too, was to blame for blanking out and not getting any words out of my mouth. I can’t even tweet about this… (laughs) Honestly, I’m still scared of Akkyan. (laughs)
34: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:27:15.83 0
You’re way too mentally weak.
36: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:30:14.36 0
No matter how many times I shake hands with them, it just reinforces my view that there’s an infinite distance between me and them. It’s not to the point where I want to die, though.
37: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:30:18.95 0
I used to think “Yeah, just what could a simple handshake event change for me?! Are you all idiots or something?!” But it was me who was the idiot. I started to have feelings for a girl who held on to my hand so tightly it was like she was devouring it, refusing to let go. I’m so sorry for everything up until now.
45: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:34:11.19 0
I shake hands with them, but I can’t speak to them.
46: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:34:18.78 0
For around ten days after a handshake event, I felt down and thought “aaaaarrrghh, I’m sure she hates me…” So I decided I wouldn’t go anymore. But then I came to think that she might’ve accepted me in all my worthlessness, because she’d always find me at her plays and wave at me — which makes me even happier than shaking hands with her. But lately even that’s become embarrassing to me, so I just avert my eyes…
48: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:35:34.29 0
That’s why I don’t attend them.
49: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:36:21.55 0
Being able to touch someone who is like a god is in itself the best. Just the fact that there’s a person out there who’s able to make you feel like that makes life a happy one for me.
50: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:36:23.58 0
When they’re about to come on stage I can’t stop grinning. But around the time I’m on the train going back home, I start wanting to die.
55: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:38:39.52 0
I’ve stopped going to individual handshake events. I’ll go to release events, tell each of them they did a good job and move on.
57: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:40:05.72 i
If you stick to about 3 handshake tickets, you won’t feel like that at all. On the other hand if you buy like 100, you’re going to feel numb so you’ll be fine. But if you buy a half-assed number of tickets like 20, even when you don’t really have that kind of money to spare to begin with? You’ll very soon afterwards find yourself in a state of wondering just what it is you’re doing.
58: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:42:08.05 0
I get nervous to an extreme about shaking hands with a 14-year-old girl, but when I came to know that both her parents are younger than me, I just felt so empty inside.
62: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:44:55.49 0
I just went “uwaaahh…” after seeing how dead her expression was in our 2-shot picture.
70: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:54:02.43 0
When you get used to seeing idols, normal people start looking ugly to you.
71: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:54:19.37 0
I don’t care about talking to them during a handshake event. I just want to ascertain the feeling of junior high and high school girls’ hands touching mine.
73: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:55:01.99 0
Kanatomo gave me a forced smile.
74: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:56:16.21 0
If you’re focusing on the feeling of their hands, it’ll break you mentally when you get to a girl who has a really weak grip. That’s why I started concentrating on looking them in the eyes and talking to them.
77: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:58:43.49 0
The other day Nanamin looked at me like I was trash. (^_^)v
79: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:59:31.12 0
Handshake events are something I just can’t stop going to…
82: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:01:16.11 0
I look at her face.
Unable to say anything, I silently bow my head.
She’s surprised and she bows her head as well.
86: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:03:11.70 0
The first time I shook hands with Berryz, I was surprised at how three-dimensional all their faces were.
94: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:07:29.23 0
That somehow made me laugh.
91: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:05:19.43 0
I’ve had times when I’m so concentrated on talking to them that when it’s over, I have no recollection of actually shaking hands with them.
92: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:06:13.96 0
That’s the norm. Guys talking about how strong someone’s grip was or something are disgusting. It’s really taxing on you to concentrate on that.
95: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:07:47.57 0
When I’m flossing or brushing my teeth with huge force just before going, there’s definitely a feeling of “what am I even doing?“
97: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:11:29.62 0
It was a good opportunity to start caring about my personal appearance again. Lately I’ve started paying attention to what I wear.
98: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:13:36.84 0
I, too, have started caring about my appearance more now that I’ve started going to handshake events.
99: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:15:31.78 0
Seems like it’d be good motivation for dieting.
104: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:20:31.70 0
When I think about how tough it must be for a junior high school girl to be shaking hands with disgusting old men, and when I think about how it’s me who’s making the girl I like go through that hardship, I start to doubt whether it’s okay for me to shake hands with her at all.
105: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:21:51.01 0
Around a couple of hours after I’ve come here, I start wanting to die. The next day I have to somehow drag myself through the day but by around noon, I start to grin while reminiscing about the handshakes.
112: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:25:53.12 0
The fear I could see in my oshi’s eyes the first time I shook hands with her was, all kidding aside, pretty traumatic for me. Although I guess that’s pretty much the reaction everyone gets. Still, I’ll shake their hands at serial events and stuff but I’ll never again go to an individual handshake event.
117: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:26:53.61 0
Change your appearance and clothes so that you’re not frightening.
126: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:42:04.63 i
After shaking hands with them I experience around a week of love sickness, so I try to avoid doing so.
127: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:43:54.74 0
I hate how I start grinning during the handshakes.
129: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:44:42.40 0
The people coming out of the booths are all grinning.
130: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:45:54.41 0
Those wota grins are disgusting and yet charming.
132: ntkngw556177.kngw.nt.ftth.ppp.infoweb.ne.jp 2013/12/01(日) 20:50:41.99 0
To me the wota grins look really cute… like they’re feeling completely satisfied from the bottom of their hearts…
131: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 20:47:33.14 0
I so get this. When the handshake event ends, I just think to myself how happy a death it would be if I was to die right there and then. And then I start heading for my station.
139: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 21:22:08.73 0
Did the wota who shook hands with elementary school aged Berryz not want to die?
146: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 22:16:48.14 0
I shook hands with Berryz at Tokyo Dome City. I think it was around the time of Piriri? I guess I’d feel that way if I did it now, but back then I was still young at 37 and I just genuinely had fun. It didn’t feel like they thought of wota as disgusting; I think they were just genuinely happy to have been able to debut. Everyone was all smiles, brimming with youthful energy. Risako was an angel.
144: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 21:58:24.02 0
The deliciousness of post-handshake alcohol.
145: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 22:05:10.74 0
Handshake events are the one thing they ought to abolish.
147: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 22:16:55.56 0
If they did away with handshakes, they could use that time for improving their performance skills and other things more worthwhile.
148: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 22:18:57.26 0
More than the handshakes, I’m just happy about being able to see them that up close. I don’t need to talk or shake hands, just let me stare at my oshi.
150: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 22:24:31.20 0
The only opportunities where I get to talk to anyone besides work is this board and handshake events.
151: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 22:29:46.27 0
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/12/01(日) 19:36:32.42 0
Right after my first handshake event I felt all excited, going “I’ll never wash these hands again!” By the time I reached the station and boarded my train, it’d been replaced by an earth-shattering feeling of emptiness.
Henkka: …And on that cheerful note, happy Valentine’s Day!
Source: http://helloprocanvas.ldblog.jp/archives/35402688.html (jp)
You know Henkka, for some time now every time you highlight a comment in blue, I think that’s your own comment, lol.
Hehe, I can see how it might cause confusion. Maybe I ought to limit blue to only one of the two.
i would die for a chance to even go to a handshake event :) Crazy how they take things for granted that international fans may never get to experience
yes, that is really true.. like me, one of my biggest dreams is to be able to attend in a hand shake event of yajima maimi. I am really grateful that i have eyes and ears, (to hear her voice and to see her face, especially her smile and dance moves), and every time i think that if there would be a chance to be able to shake hands with her with my very own hands, it really makes me smile. (n_n).
Sometimes I just dont know if the people over at futaba are really shut-in, or just exceptionally good at trolling..
It’s not Futaba Channel (2chan.net). These posts are from 2channel (2ch.net/ni channeru). Futaba is an image board. 2ch is a text board and the actually big one.
I almost feel like dying simply after hearing how nerve-wracking those handshake events are…
#104 is starting to realize something here…
I don’t get it. Having a deity is supposed to make life better. I’ve never been to a handshake event but I can’t imagine feeling bad afterwards. Do these guys feel that somehow they OUGHT to be able to get together with their oshi? That’s not what goddesses are for. They are not for us. We are for them.
I think that they are both embarrassed at spending a large amount of money to shake a girl’s hand who doesn’t care one bit about them and at being entranced by this same young girl. Most of these guy’s are middle aged. Those tickets aren’t cheap and what do you really get from the experience? Giddy excitement sure if you are a fan but if you imagine this girl as a kind of lover then there is no way that your expectations and hopes come to reality.
Youv’e brought up my biggest objection to handshake events. I don’t like the idea of it getting thrown into the girls faces that many of their fans are men old enough to be their fathers. How many of them are like Koha or Charmy about it but never say so? They might not be if there weren’t handshake events.
Takagi was very kind to me when I shook her hand during their debut event at Sunshine City.
There were one or two very foreigner-looking fans at the event too. I wonder if they read this blog…
I wonder how i would handle meeting my oshi. I had a difficult time speaking to Kikka when she came to the states, and she was never close to a favorite of mine.
“I get nervous to an extreme about shaking hands with a 14-year-old girl, but when I came to know that both her parents are younger than me, I just felt so empty inside.”
o shit, that is super creepy
“graduated from being a wota”
There is such thing this…
“I, middle aged wota, today announce that I will graduate from being a wota at the end of the next concert tour!”
I can understand the wanting to die thing.
You just paid god knows how much for a handshake for 5 seconds with a girl that doesn’t wanna know u or cares about you.
At the very least I d feel stupid too.
The ones feeling happy afterwards are too much into they illusion, hope it doesn’t shatter lol