1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:06:14.38 0.net
I wonder if this is something that only applies to women? I often make friends with other girls who like H!P but so many of them just switch to another idol group within six months. It’s so sad.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:08:41.06 0.net
Women are quick to move on since there’s no pseudo-romance aspect for them.
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:09:28.64 0.net
It feels weird seeing them tweeting about other idols on my timeline… It’s like, what happened to you loving H!P forever?
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:11:24.99 0.net
I’ve been a fan and even had a fan blog ever since elementary school. The girl wota have all gone somewhere and now the only wota friends that remain for me are guys.
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:12:08.80 0.net
There are a lot of girls who don’t even last the six months. And I mean a lot.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:12:34.82 0.net
If you stop keeping in contact with them just because their interests change, they were never your friends to begin with. I’m a H!P wota but I have friends that are AKB or Momoclo wota. We just agree to never speak ill of each others’ favorite idols.
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:13:53.48 0.net
True, you can’t call them friends. Just “wota friends.” Still, it’s pretty depressing.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:13:16.08 0.net
Why not make friends with male wota then? Just find the proper kind of old guys who have no interest in pursuing women anymore.
18: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:15:15.18 0.net
Why run after girls in the first place if you’re girls yourselves? Are you all lesbians?
20: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:16:24.84 0.net
I was just about to write that the OP gives me some lesbian vibes. (laughs)
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:17:58.96 0.net
I imagine it’s kind of like how grown men run after Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi.
24: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:18:28.64 0.net
Guys who run after Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi won’t forget about him in six months though.
19: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:16:18.43 0.net
Even among us male wota it feels weird when your friend has the same oshi as you.
21: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:16:44.08 0.net
You often hear people say how it’s easier to be friends with other girl wota. I have girl wota acquaintances, too, but I just feel weird being with them. I prefer my male wota friends.
28: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:19:40.38 0.net
It’s not like girls are the only ones who move on to other idols. It’s just that there are just so many guys that it doesn’t stand out when they do the same.
45: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:29:49.13 0.net
That’s what idols are about. It’s not something you stay a fan of forever in reality.
46: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:30:22.50 0.net
Switching to another idol group is fine, but what is it with the people who start talking shit about the idols they previously liked?
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:33:48.70 0.net
For many girls, idols are just like this fashion thing. They’re quick to get into it, but they’re also quick to get bored of it.
51: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:32:54.69 0.net
There are lots of women who also like AKB. A lot of the male H!P wota are fans of H!P exclusively, but women will often like a bigger selection of idols.
56: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:35:32.56 0.net
It’s way weirder to only be a fan of one specific idol group when there’s such an abundance of interesting idols out there nowadays.
57: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:35:52.85 0.net
There’s quite a big difference between the lesbians who only see the members in a romantic light, the girls who just genuinely like H!P for their songs and performances, and the girls who just like being fans of idols because it’s fashionable.
66: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:41:47.28 0.net
I’m one of those girl wota who genuinely likes H!P for the songs and performances. I second there being a big difference in the degrees of commitment when I’m looking at all the fashion wota girls on Twitter.
68: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:42:21.15 0.net
Guess they’re a bit like the newbie soccer fans.
71: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:43:16.42 0.net
I’m genuinely a middle-aged man and I can say that I have no wota friends.
89: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:51:05.76 0.net
To most female wota it’s all about their wota friends rather than their oshi. When one of their friends switches to another idol group, they switch with them right after. That’s typical female wota for you.
91: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:51:46.25 0.net
I’ve never been able to hang out with groups like that myself. I’m a solitary wota.
94: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:52:42.67 0.net
People who can’t attend events just by themselves won’t stay fans for long. That’s the truth for both men and women.
96: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:53:40.91 0.net
If you’re the type who’s sworn to always remain a faithful supporter of just one single member, your idol will sooner or later — without exceptions — betray you. That’s why you choose a 2nd, 3rd, even 4th oshi so it doesn’t hurt you as bad. This is the number one most important precautionary measure any idol wota must take to protect themselves mentally.
93: 1＠＼(^o^)／ 2014/07/02(水) 11:52:27.68 0.net
Try to guess whose fan I am. I think she’s the most graceful member of H!P.
107: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:56:51.66 0.net
“Try to guess”… fuck off, OP.
110: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 11:57:15.46 0.net
That’s women for you.
125: 1＠＼(^o^)／ 2014/07/02(水) 12:01:24.82 0.net
Sorry. It’s Maimi-chan. I’m so in love with her, I think most people would find me quite gross.
153: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 12:13:39.59 0.net
That’s pretty rare, being the type who’s seriously in love with a member while also hating it when other fans switch to other idols. I, too, am seriously in love with my oshi, but when one of her wota switches to another idol, it feels like I’ve just lost a rival.
129: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 12:02:51.02 0.net
Many of my acquaintances are so stingy when it comes to H!P but spend crazy amounts of money at Johnny’s concerts. On the other hand, the girls that do prefer H!P all look like they’re suffering from a gender identity disorder.
136: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 12:05:00.23 0.net
A lot of the serious female wota do look like guys.
137: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 12:05:18.07 0.net
That’s just the sort of annoyance you can expect when you make wota friends. I don’t want to hear others telling me they’re switching to some other group, and even if I myself was doing so, I wouldn’t want to say it. That’s why I don’t tell anyone I’m a wota and I don’t make any acquaintances at events. I’m just going to keep enjoying idols alone by myself.
1. 名無しプロジェクト 2014年07月02日 15:26 ID:PpNoFUJd0
I’m a female wota who came to like H!P purely because of their songs and performances. I don’t go to any events and I don’t make friends with other wota.
2. 名無しプロジェクト 2014年07月02日 15:31 ID:jigLDNhN0
I can’t do many fan activities because of a lack of money. (cries) It’s seriously just not possible for me with my current financial situation… (;_;)
3. 名無しプロジェクト 2014年07月02日 15:59 ID:Y9Nh5.L80
I’m a female wota and I’d say I’ve been a fan for a pretty long time. Probably because I have other hobbies, too. (laughs) I don’t make friends with other wota because I have no interest in talking about idols with anyone else.
4. 名無しプロジェクト 2014年07月02日 16:14 ID:FsdGwEmH0
It’s been about a year since I came back to H!P. I do occasionally think I’d like to have some wota girlfriends, but then I remember just how bothersome it is to hang around with other girls and how simple it is to just enjoy idols alone. Thus I’m a female wota who just watches the members’ videos, reads their blogs and marvels at how cute they are. I don’t have the courage to go to events by myself yet, but I do want to go eventually.
14. 名無しプロジェクト 2014年07月03日 00:14 ID:r8hKsNwuO
I originally never had any interest in idols to begin with so seeing other idols doesn’t make me think about them one way or the other.
17. 名無しプロジェクト 2014年07月03日 02:23 ID:1SiN6Ngk0
I’m a light wota who got into Musume during the Golden Era, but I later got into Berikyuu, S/mileage and J=J, too, after seeing them in Hello Concert videos. I think Tsunku’s melodies and lyrics are the most important thing for me. Also, seeing the girls doing their best and chattering amongst themselves is like I’m watching some puppies or kittens playing. Their cuteness heals me. I often think to myself like “I really like her voice!” or “I wish she’d sing that one song!” and stuff, and I like the relationships between girls like Rihoriho and Kanon as well as other H!P members. I don’t go to events so I just cheer them on from home.
18. 名無しプロジェクト 2014年07月03日 02:28 ID:1SiN6Ngk0
In addition: maybe it’s because I’m a thirtysomething, but I don’t identify with the members and I’m not in love with them either. I don’t think I’m the only female wota out there who just likes to watch over them as they grow up. Maybe it’s a maternal thing.
19. 名無しプロジェクト 2014年07月03日 07:49 ID:HSPU6RuG0
I had several wota girlfriends in the beginning but it got bothersome fast and we lost contact. Nowadays I’ll say hi to them when I see them at events and stuff, but at the end of the day it’s much easier and more fun to just hang out with older male wota. Apart from the occasional troublemaker, H!P wota are for the most part all really well-mannered, too. I don’t know if it’s because they’re rich or what, but sometimes they’ll give me tickets for free even without me asking for them. They just seem so laid back.
207: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/07/02(水) 12:54:37.27 0.net
There are as many lives as there are wota.
Henkka: I can identify with the OP — your friends losing interest in H!P does suck. I’ve personally watched over two real-life friends from the very early beginnings of their fandoms. I introduced them to their first music videos, watched as they gradually chose their first oshi members, listened to their reports on how they were spending more and more money on merchandise… hell, both of them actually visited Japan and saw H!P in concert before I did. But most of all, I enjoyed the countless of occasions the three of us would spend watching H!P videos and getting stupidly drunk together.
Now: I doubt either of them could put names to half the faces of Morning Musume. Don’t get me wrong, I still count both of them as some of my closest friends and we definitely still get drunk together whenever the opportunity presents itself, but gone is the idol aspect of our friendship.
Thus, they are both complete bastards.