Schwarz Stein General

Discussion in '+schwarz stein+' started by Madmoiselle_Silk, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Mad Lilith -member- -member-

    Mad Lilith
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    Posted: Thu Sep 6, 2018 1:05 pm

    I'm suffering from a terrible laziness, but I'll try to recollect some of the funniest moments between Hora and Kaya (why don't I ever write down anything after the live?). They didn't talk much between the songs because most of the talk was reserved for the so-called after-event, where you could actually submit questions to them (which I rarely do, because I'm afraid of making a mistake in Japanese, thus revealing that it was me, the gaijin, who asked that stupid question).

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Correct and correct. Well, he didn't exactly say fundoshi, but he said he wears men's underwear, unlike Hizaki (!) who apparently wears women's underwear when cross-dressing (Kaya is well-informed!). Hora said he doesn't wear any underwear (a lie, obviously), but that he would like to know what the fans are all wearing, but Kaya told him to stop the sekuhara.

    Hora DID NOT reveal the number of sneakers in his possession (this was actually my question). He told that he hasn't counted them, also that he hasn't bought that many recently (which I find hard to believe). Kaya asked if it's around hundred, but Hora said it's nowhere near as many. In the end, he said he only has two pairs – the ones he is wearing (he was wearing his regular platform boots) and that one pair at home. I also asked about his favorite sneaker models – which are Foamposite (I didn't pay enough attention to catch if he specified which Foamposites...) and Ndestrukt.

    They also discussed their "new looks". Personally, I found Kaya's outfit even more impressive in real life than on photos (this is possibly my favorite Schwarz Stein-Kaya's look). Hora declared that he sewed that outfit and complained what a terrible chore it was. Kaya scolded him for being able to lie with such a calm face XD Of course, Hora's new "fabric" also came up. Kaya told that there was actually money for Hora's costume in the budget, but apparently, Hora was not interested in getting a new costume! I have no idea what's with that? Like, it seems to be his policy to dress in as simple clothing as possible? Hora said that he's "not a narcissist", but I think in the end, he really didn't give any coherent explanation about his refusal of a new outfit (I am imagining a tragic love story between him and that previous costume-designer of his, Satoko Shimizu).

    Oh yeah, someone asked which celebrity Hora looks like without make-up. Hora said that he's a complete lookalike to Kaya and that, in fact, he often gets mistaken for Kaya (he said it with dead serious face, while Kaya was protesting that they look nothing alike). As Hora apparently was not in the mood of answering any question seriously, Kaya tried to come up with an answer but couldn't find anyone who's similar to Hora. But he did say Hora looks "kakkoii" (maybe he even said ikemen, but that might be my imagination XD). Hora said that he looks "like hell" without make-up. Go figure.

    I don't remember the next question, but Hora told something... erm, about how he likes to bury his face into the fluffy bosom of his cat and to listen to their heartbeat and "feel their life". Or something like that XD This was so weird (but cute!) that even Kaya looked at him a bit concerned and asked him if he was tired. But I think it was the only time that he actually didn't fool around. Nope, that he really meant.

    As always, when Hora sells his solo works at the live venue, he told everyone to make sure to buy at least one copy of his new album. ("It is your mission. The time has come [for you to buy my new album]".) As a loyal apprentice, I had already preordered it, of course.

    It was not even at the after-event, but in between the songs that someone from the audience (not me) shouted to Hora: "How was Hawaii?" XD Hora was a bit hesitant, like – is it really OK to talk about it here? – but then he promptly proceeded to praise the awesomeness of Hawaii. As expected, he proposed (as he has done before) to have the next Schwarz Stein tour in Hawaii ("Everyone, get a tan!"). All the white-faced gothic chicks looked most uninterested.

    For me, one of the highlights of the after-event was "Sodomy" – performed together with Hora! This is one of my favorite Kaya solo songs and it was awesome to see the author of the song together on stage with Kaya :D

    OK, I can't recall anything more (also, I'm getting old and want to go to sleep XD). I hope everyone has ordered their copy of both SS and Hora's new album ("It is your mission.") Looking forward to what everyone thinks of the new material.
     
  2. Manneking -member- -member-

    Manneking
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    Posted: Thu Sep 6, 2018 3:10 pm

    Thanks Mad Lillith! My copy was dispatched, hoping I have it by Saturday!
     
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  3. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Thu Sep 6, 2018 9:25 pm

    Mad Lilith wrote:
    This is officially the biggest lie Hora's ever told :lol:
    Thanks for the report, this was great XD
     
  4. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

    Madmoiselle_Silk
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    Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:59 am

    has anyone overseas received their cds yet? I haven't even got a confirmation it's been shipped, despite paying for EMS :/
     
  5. Madame.Tarantula -member- -member-

    Madame.Tarantula
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    Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:28 pm

    My copies are arriving either today or tomorrow, according to my EMS tracking (hopefully today). I'll translate the lyrics as soon as they arrive.
     
  6. Decadent Child -member- -member-

    Decadent Child
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    Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:05 pm

    Madmoiselle_Silk wrote:
    According to my tracking, my package left Tokyo two days ago, and I also payed EMS. Let's see...
     
  7. Manneking -member- -member-

    Manneking
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    Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:10 pm

    Yeah, my copy didn't ship till Thursday or Friday? It's reached the UK so I should have it by Wednesday or Thursday.
     
  8. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

    Madmoiselle_Silk
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    Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:47 am

    I know Hora doesn't run a proper online shop, but I feel a bit pissed because I asked them in my order e-mail if the ticket for the event is neccessary because I doubt I'll be able to get it in time (since I'm leaving for Tokyo on thursday). I didn't get a reply just the invoice. I paid, then I asked if I will get the ticket or not in my package, because I felt like they might not add it to overseas shoppers. No reply. I finally messaged them on the 2nd of september (I think..), and asked if it wasn't shipped already if I could change the name so it could be sent to my sister instead, no reply. And now I haven't even got a tracking. I had to go to the post office for customer support (let's just say it's not Close to where I live :P) to fill out a form making it legal for my mother to claim my mail and packages while I'm away, just so the package won't be returned, assuming I won't be here to pick it up -.-''''

    Just one Word for all this bs: ::hora::

    (I almost feel like asking at the event why they never replied XDD)
     
  9. Madame.Tarantula -member- -member-

    Madame.Tarantula
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    Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:23 am

    My copies arrived today. Interesting that two of the songs on Hora's RESONANT album are titled in Japanese. That's a first. I'll work on translating the Schwarz Stein lyrics today if I have time.
     
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  10. faith -tea party- -tea party-

    faith
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    Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:24 am

    Madmoiselle_Silk wrote:
    Yeeaaaahh hope everything's ok between him and Satoko...
     
  11. Madame.Tarantula -member- -member-

    Madame.Tarantula
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    Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:07 am

    faith wrote:
    I assume everything is fine, Satoko is who usually sends the e-mails out when I order (this time and every other time). Other than when I've written to Hora himself, then he replies. And Satoko has always been really prompt. Hopefully you get your orders soon, @Madmoiselle_Silk!
     
  12. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

    Madmoiselle_Silk
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    Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:16 pm

    SO, it finally arrived today. However I missed the delivery :P They rang the door bell and I ran out of bed but by the time I got to the door I Heard the postman had already left -.-'
    I did see that they did change the name to my sisters, weird they never replied to me though... I'm leaving for Tokyo tomorrow morning though, so yeah I could've saved Money and gone with sal shipping :P
     
  13. sanctum -member- -member-

    sanctum
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    Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:22 pm

    Madmoiselle_Silk wrote:
    What delivery service did they use? I wonder if they do deliveries that early out here in the countryside. :P
     
  14. Mad Lilith -member- -member-

    Mad Lilith
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    Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:54 am

    Madame.Tarantula wrote:
    How do you know who replies? :shock: (I've only ever received emails from his "shop"... I feel so left out now)
    And how do you write to "Hora himself"? I thought he only had one email address which is also his shop's address.

    Madmoiselle_Silk wrote:
    They (?) must have been really busy with the tour and everything, but yeah... it can't have taken too much time to reply with 1-2 sentences, just to confirm that they've changed the name on the package or whether or not your order includes an event ticket. RUDE ::hora::
     
  15. Madame.Tarantula -member- -member-

    Madame.Tarantula
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    Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:22 pm

    Mad Lilith wrote:
    That's the e-mail I use, the one to order. Satoko always signs at the end. I've written before not regarding orders though, and Hora has written me back himself. I assume Satoko either forwarded it on to him, or perhaps they both check it and Satoko handles all the order e-mails while he replies to the others. I'm not sure how they handle it, just that he's wrote back to me when it was for non-order e-mails. XD
     
  16. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:58 pm

    I can't believe that actually works XD
    I guess I will concede that he does know how to use a computer.
     
  17. Madame.Tarantula -member- -member-

    Madame.Tarantula
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    Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:33 pm

    Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised myself, I never expected that he would reply to e-mails himself. XD But apparently he does at times.
     
  18. Mad Lilith -member- -member-

    Mad Lilith
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    Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:14 am

    Madame.Tarantula wrote:
    Oh right. You have to actually write to them when you order outside of Japan. I've only ordered in Japan, so I've only gotten emails from the shop, not from Hora nor Satoko :'( I wonder if they keep all the merch in their home? :P So when they say "jimusho", it's probably a box of CDs next to a box of sneakers?

    Btw, has any of you received Hora's solo CD yet? I was surprised that this time it doesn't have any names besides Hora on the CD booklet (i.e. no web promotion, no art direction, no Satoko). Shockingly, no special thanks to his cats either.
     
  19. Manneking -member- -member-

    Manneking
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    Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:35 pm

    Got my copy on Wednesday! I haven't bothered to rip the comment CD because I'll have no idea what they're saying anyway, but if someone wants I can try scan the lyrics?

    I'm actually on the fence about this whole release; we get some nasally kaya, which i always enjoy, and a 5 track mini-album with 5 full length tracks?! wig!!! Otherwise, it's totally uninspired. The funniest thing is that they managed to turn Lotus in to the worst song on the record by throwing those ridiculous vocal filters over it. Honestly, I'm over this new SS and I don't know if I can justify supporting them anymore.
     
  20. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:44 pm

    Mad Lilith wrote:
    I actually didn't order this one or the last one because I kind of feel like Hora's phoning it in at this point. Going to post a review?