How Has Momoiro Clover Changed/Affected Your Life?
  • MM305
     
    January 5
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    Not every fan will be able to answer this question, but I would like to know how getting introduced and/or being a fan/getting obsessed with Momoiro Clover has affected you in life and interests!

    It can be anything from something huge like a life struggle or bankruptcy, to something minimal as introducing you to new music artists or bands, as well as TV shows/Animes/Movies.
     
  • January 18
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    Well, the easy answer is they've given me a lot more music to enjoy when driving or otherwise in the mood to listen. And even though I don't understand a whole lot of Japanese, a lot of their songs are very thoughtful, when I bother to look up translations. But I'd say they've also contributed to me being able to just sit back and enjoy something in life that is simple, innocent, and happy. I guess idol groups often say they want to bring the biggest smiles to people, and Momoclo certainly does that for me. Their general goofiness and shenanigans that by design crossover into things like pro wrestling, sentai, and even sports like baseball are all things that I fondly remember from my childhood. So when I watch them on variety shows or at concerts, or listen to their music, I feel like I'm able to be free and silly along with them. It's just fun. They are fun. And beyond that, it has been cool to watch these girls who started out performing when they were children work hard and grow into capable young talented women. So while they cheer their fans on and want to give us smiles, we cheer them on as well and want to see them smile. It's a cool little circle (or big one) that I'm glad to be a part of.
     
  • MM305
     
    January 18
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    Ah, thanks for being the first to participate!
     
  • January 18
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    I wouldn't say that they have changed or affected my life (as I was hooked on idols before them) but I would say that they have played an important part in my not slowly losing interest in idols after the Elder Club graduation at Hello!Project, and then even worse my Goddess Aya Matsuura making a vanishing act from the limelight into the oblivion of privacy and family.
    I would have lingered on for a while given my commitment to hello-online and uploading but just as I said goodbye to usenet I might have parted some day should it have become merely a chore to contribute

    Momoclo were the first act to cover the void at that crucial time. And coming from the very structured world of H!P they were new in that they seemed to behave and move more without certain boundaries.
    Taking over an episode of "Music Fair" with their nuttiness when other acts would never have dared.
    The whole concept of Stardust, enhanced by Ebichu and Syachi, intrigued me. And led me to discover the richness, variety and drama that is the gotochi and independent scene which at times seems as endless as the universe itself.

    And now my involvement is deeper than ever before with aidoru-online and an ever growing collection of CDs, DVDs and other releases
    http://matsuurian.com/idolcollection/index.htm

    So thanks Momoclo for spending a lot more money (and time) than I should on idols. Lol
     
  • MM305
     
    January 18
    285 Reputation
    Hey, wat you expressed counts as well! Thanks for participating!
     
  • ebizoriebizori
     
    January 19
    1600 Reputation
    before I became interested in MCZ I almost did not listen to Japanese music. even I watched a lot of anime and I liked some of the soundtracks to it.

    of the exceptions: in school I fond of group Maximum the Hormone, during my student years was interested in Moi dix Mois and Malice Mizer, in later years I began to like bands like Mono and Ling tosite sigure. but it was a drop in the ocean of music I'm interested in, most of which were European and American artists

    MCZ have opened to me world of Japanese idols, in which I am now very much, have opened the door to many spectacular live bands and of course helped me to find a favorite band of recent years - EbiChu. yes, now I watch a lot of Japanese entertainment programs (not only TasuTasu) and watch some Japanese commercial films (although not particularly love it, always preferred arthouse cinema)

    so MCZ became for me the key to the Japanese show business. thanks them for it
     
  • MM305
     
    January 19
    285 Reputation
    Cool, thanks for participating
     
  • MM305
     
    January 20
    285 Reputation
    Personally for me, I can asnwer my own answer question, but it'll feature a lot of what has been "infamously" said from me like in this post: http://momoiroclover.net/discussion/comment/33449#Comment_33449

    But it all boils down to this: Momoiro Clover Z ends up giving me VERY MIXED FEELINGS of thankfullness and guilt!!

    For those who wonder why guilt is a feeling, look here. Otherwise, if you don't want to read the negatives, don't click to read!
    Spoiler:
    GUILT exist because I am fully aware of the NUMEROUS of flaws/obstacles/danger Momoclo possess (explained in the comment link above) for an adult male like me (living where I am), who already possess loser/geek/nerdy qualities that have been infamously explained here numerous of times. These obstacles were VERY HARD for someone like me to be associated with, and in any other situation, I would have just hopped shift (or at best, keep this interest minimal). Unfortunately, that interest grew to a point where I have ZERO CHOICE but to name MCZ "My Favorite Band/Music Act of All Time!". As much as that unfortunate truth KILLS ME when I often think about it, it's something that I can't unclaim! Until the day comes that I find a new music obsession, my heart will always say that MCZ is my favorite music act ever (no matter how much I want to lie about it)! [THAT RIGHT THERE, DEFINES WHAT A GUILTY PLEASURE IS FOR ME, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT MCZ (ESPECILLY AARIN) ENDED UP BEING]!


    Any response to this spoiler? MESSAGE ME, DON'T REPLY HERE!!!