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Title: Forum Not Closing! New Adminstrators!

kimurafan - April 21, 2008 04:09 PM (GMT)
I would like to announce that I would be closing this forum permanently effective April 30, 2008.

The forum has served the Kinki Kids members well for the time it existed but I plan to move on as I have moved on from my previous forum. I have many things I need to accomplish before summer 2009 prior to our big move back to California and fangirling is the least in my priorities.

There are also many Kinki Kids blogs and website which are doing a superb job at the moment and a burst of subbing activity. Look around the English subtitled thread resource link and you will find them.

Thank you once again for your support of the forum all this while. It has been very enjoyable and I will continue to be a Kinki Kids music fan. I'll transfer the majority of the articles I translated for Koichi, Tsuyoshi and Kinki Kids and all my lyrics translation to my blog for keepsake gradually and you are welcome to check them out there. I won't repost photos because the Japanese companies will one day come after us on those just as they are cracking down on uploads.

I'll see you all at my Gaki N Me blog, my one and only cyber extension of myself.


duotiger51 - April 22, 2008 12:27 AM (GMT)
:( This is sad news to read. I suspected this would happen one day but I was hoping not until 2011, 2012 or a much later date. :lol:
This is really sad.
Thank you, Sandra for two awesome forums. This one especially will always be near to my heart. :love7:

nagareboshi1 - April 22, 2008 05:03 AM (GMT)

Thank you for all your hard work that you've put into this forum. :kiss3:

When I first became a KinKi Kids fan, I didn't know where to go to get more informations about them, then I found this forum and learned so much from it. Along the way, I was also lucky to get to know the other KK fans as well.

Good luck on your move to California! Or should I say "Welcome to California". :lol:

Please do keep in touch! :hugging2:

hidamari - April 22, 2008 04:52 PM (GMT)
Thank you for such a wonderfully informative & open forum. :bow: It has helped me a lot in getting up to speed on KK news, as well as given me resources to fangirl :lol:
I'm sad that it has to go, cos I don't think whatever's out there can ever hold a candle to what's available here, but I understand that life's not just about these two boys :lol: :ph43r: (hides from flying rocks)
All the best on your other projects, and I wish you a smooth & safe move to your new home.

hope our paths may cross again somwhere, somehow, in the future ne... :bow:
(sorry for the rather early goodbye, but just in case I get swamped with work next week...)

ryo - April 22, 2008 11:42 PM (GMT)
I knew KinKi starting from this site. The like to them been growing from this site.
Thank you Sandra and minna who've been updating all about them :)

Good luck with your moving, Sandra~

elysia - April 23, 2008 03:02 PM (GMT)

Sorry for being inactive recently.
Been sick + busy with work...
I haven't been updating my blog too, coz simply too drained to do that.
All the best for your house moving. It can be quite a task!
Send my regards to your adorable kids too.
I'll catch you at your blog!
Feel free to drop by mine too, even though most probably you won't find any updates. ^^;;

Take care everyone!!


Fye_D.Flowright - April 24, 2008 03:11 AM (GMT)

This is a very very very sad news. :( I can't control myself to cry in front of my pc right now.

I just start to know more about you here. Thanks a lot to you for developing this wonderful, fun and entertaining forum of Kinki I've ever seen. Thanks a lot for the information and the articles you have translate, because from all of it, I know much more about KinKi and my dear Koichi. Thanks a lot for the gorgeous pics and photos, from all of it I knew that Kinki is the one and only KinKi Kids. No one can be as good as them. Thanks a lot for all of the story and the love from you, spreading all over this forum, because from it, I learned so much about feelings of being fangirl, love to our idol and of course, I learned so much about you too.

Yes, there is so many other site about Kinki Kids, but there is no one as good as here. So many KK' LJ and blogs but no one can be the best like this forum. I love this forum more than other KK sites in this world. This is my real home of Kinki Kids.

BTW, good luck for your moving to California. (one of my dream place in this world :lol: ) and FYI, I will transfer to China soon, due to my work. But its just for 3 or 4 months only.

I think I have to make a blog, so that I can continue reading about you and anything related to Kinki in your blog. ;) My LJ is not the best one to connect with you ne~~

And if you're free after you're moved to your new place, do this forum. I'm waiting for it~~

Fye_D.Flowright :love2:

p/s..just want to know, is there any forum related to Kinki? can you give me the link? I don't know much about the other forum coz my heart and my mind just think about this forum only~

kimurafan - April 24, 2008 05:43 AM (GMT)
Thank you, duotiger, hidamari, ryo, Fye, nagareboshi, Elysia for your well wishes. We actually have a home in California but it's half the size of our present home in Washington so shaving it down to what we came with is quite a task.

Fye, you don't need to set up an account for WRETCH to comment at my blog. Any readers could comment.

There's jpopmusic that has a KK thread, and there's Bonnie Butterfly I think it's still working. I'm not sure. Google it. I don't visit other KK English forums or threads. At times I go to D2 if I remember to but mostly I check out the Chinese forums and Chinese blogs.

I'll come visit you, Elysia, for Koichi and Nagase news. :lol:

duotiger51 - April 24, 2008 06:09 AM (GMT)
Actually, Bonnie Butterfly forum has disappeared...again. So at the moment there is no other English KinKi forum besides this one.

Sandra? I have a plea/beg....does the forum really need to close? :(
maybe i should pm you but in case others feel the same. Is there anyway, anyway at all for the forum to stay open? It seems like such a huge loss to get rid of everything because there are still regular posts and visits from members. I know of the few other journals and blogs out there that you mention but this really is the only place where members can completely voice their opinions, etc.

:( is there anyway at all? I understand that with your move you need to focus all of your attention and energy there, but I know there is still enough energy and motivation to keep going here, even if it's not everyday participation I know we could keep going. Right?

:bow: I'm sorry if I sound selfish, I'm just really heartbroken at the thought of this forum being gone forever. I feel lost already...

Fye_D.Flowright - April 24, 2008 10:40 AM (GMT)
I agree with duotiger51. and you're not sound selfish coz I also think the same way. Sandra, we still can keep going on even not every minute and every day. Maybe you'll be out for a while, but its still okey for us here, as long as this forum still goes on and on.

We need this forum...maybe forever as long as long we are KK fanz. Sorry about this, and sound selfish but...we can still going on together even not everyday, isn't it? :(

kimurafan - April 24, 2008 01:18 PM (GMT)
What if some of you step up to become co-administrator and learn how to change forum banner and delete unwanted posts and unwanted members.

If one or two of you offer to do this, you could take over.

I didn't realize that Bonnie Butterfly is gone too. :yikes2: So this is really the last forum in the English world.

Lovesick - April 24, 2008 01:19 PM (GMT)
I know that this is difficult for all of us, but we understand you Sandra.
Take care when you move to your new city...

I'm really happy because here I found people, who are important to me today. And that is your excellent job. I say "is" because you are the soul of this forum, without you, we can try to go on, but will be harder.

Sandra, we can wait, so I think is not necessary to close the forum.
Here, I learnt so much about Kinki Kids, here I started to think and realize how important Kinki Kids are in my life.
here, I understood that I really wanted to be a fan of them... Here, it is a big part of my life.

People like you make the world better.
You help me to understand how I can see this musical life, because you think not only as a fan, you think as a woman who feel the music and who are able to share her experiences with us.

Thank you Sandra.

And Kinki Kids have this beautiful song for you... and for all of us.

There is no reason for you to be sad girl,
when there's so much to see in this world, oh baby
And after rain always comes sunshine,
Don't be afraid, you're gonna be fine.

Cause when you're down
And there's no one around
No one who cares
then we will be right there.

Everybody sing with us, KinKi Kids forever
We'll always be around, always stay together
Everybody sing with us, KinKi Kids forever
Come on sing it, KinKi Kids forever

Na na na na...

Girl all you need is to believe in you
Just make a wish and your dream will come true, oh yeahwhen times are tough and you've had enough,
remember girl, don't give it up.

Cause when you're down
And there's no one around
No one who cares
then we will be right there.

Everybody sing with us, KinKi Kids forever
We'll always be around, always stay together
Everybody sing with us, KinKi Kids forever
Come on sing it, KinKi Kids forever

Na na na na...

Cause when you're down
No one who cares

Cause when you're down
And there's no one around
No one who cares
then we will be right there.

Everybody sing with us, KinKi Kids forever
We'll always be around, always stay together
Na na na na...
Everybody sing with us, KinKi Kids forever

Everybody sing with us, KinKi Kids forever
We'll always be around, always stay together
Everybody sing with us, KinKi Kids forever
Come on sing it, KinKi Kids forever


duotiger51 - April 24, 2008 02:43 PM (GMT)
Sandra, I wouldn't mind. I'll volunteer to help out.

But, yes once again BB forum has vanished. I don't know why. ???

nagareboshi1 - April 24, 2008 02:54 PM (GMT)
Hi Sandra,

I can help out on the secretarial work, i.e. changing banners, etc., but I couldn't provide news update like you do (I rely mostly on this forum for the updated news. :lol: )

If you can teach me how to do it, I'll certainly be glad to help out. Just let me know. :squint:

kimurafan - April 24, 2008 03:15 PM (GMT)
Okay, let me email both of you how to do things. :dance2: :dance2:

ryo - April 24, 2008 03:59 PM (GMT)
ganbatte duotiger and nagareboshi~!

kimurafan - April 24, 2008 04:16 PM (GMT)
I'm not sure how to make you two administrators. I'll have to figure it out. :lol: But you both are now moderators!

Welcome, moderators!

You now have the full power to change, close, merge, split topics, delete posts and threads. Just be careful with deleting entire threads. ;) You could also warn.

Everyone here, pls welcome duotiger and nagareboshi as the new moderators(adminstrators).

Whenever possible, everyone, pls chip in to help post news because they don't read Chinese and my sources are all in Chinese.

Remember, do not upload entire albums, concerts, or dramas or anything available at retail. You don't want to be sued.

If you do, this forum will be endangered along with everyone in charge.


ryo - April 24, 2008 04:22 PM (GMT)
Sandra, I knew that invisions forum can appoint other administrators...

hidamari - April 24, 2008 05:21 PM (GMT)
duotiger & nagareboshi, thank you soo much for generously giving your time to help keep this forum going! :bow:

yoroshiku, ne! :love7:

cold_jade - April 24, 2008 05:32 PM (GMT)
That is good news now! Sorry for being inactive but school and work are driving me crazy. =(

I'll try to be more active and help out whenever possible!

Good luck Sandra! We'll miss you loads! And also thank you duotiger and nagareboshi, yoroshiku!

kimurafan - April 24, 2008 05:45 PM (GMT)
duotiger, your pm box is full. Delete some of your messages. :lol: I sent an email to you, did you get it?

nagareboshi, I sent you one too at your email box. pls reply when you check it.

I think I found the admin buttons.... :lol:

duotiger51 - April 24, 2008 05:55 PM (GMT)
full?! oops! :lol:
i did receive your email. i'll get back to you as soon as i can. i'm at work now unfortunately. :faint:

thank you again sandra for keeping us up!

nagareboshi1 - April 25, 2008 05:00 AM (GMT)
Sandra, thanks for letting us continue with the forum. I've never done anything like this before, but I'll try my best. Ganbarimasu! :lol:

BTW, I didn't get your email. Can you please re-send it again? Thanks. :squint:

Fye_D.Flowright - April 25, 2008 07:09 AM (GMT)
sandra, thanks for keep this forum up and go on. :love2: :love2: this is the most wonderful news for me today! :dance2: :dance2:

ganbatte ne for the new mod, duotiger and nagareboshi! :love3: I'll help you if you need something, and we all will support you. For sandra, please come here again. I'm sure everyone here miss you just like I am ;)

thanks again for keeping us up! we all here reunited because of you Sandra. Thanks so much :love2:

ororo_munroe - April 25, 2008 11:48 AM (GMT)
ganbatte duotiger and nagareboshi1 :love4:

kimurafan - April 25, 2008 02:11 PM (GMT)
Sure, I visit from time to time. Nagareboshi and duotiger are now co-Administrators and I'm Admin until I transfer some more of my old articles out of my old sections. Once they are familiar with the running of the board, I'll hand over.

If I happen by some news in the Chinese press that's fun, I'll drop by.

channel - May 28, 2008 02:22 PM (GMT)
whoa!!! i might be a little late, been busy for a while and i just read this thread!!

glad to find this forum's still alive!! thanks, Sandra.. and i hope you'll drop by often ;)

duotiger and nagareboshi~! congrats!!

botanbutton - September 26, 2008 09:34 PM (GMT)
Whoa! I'm glad this forum didn't go down because I would be Kinki Kids-less! Thank you so much Sandra, duotiger and nagare!!!
Though a new fan, I'll contribute as much as I can!!! Ganbarima~su!

:D :bow: :D :bow:

koboshi - January 1, 2009 05:59 PM (GMT)
I feel so bad, there are some great concerts going on, new single coming up, today's Koichi's birthday and there are only two posts on this forum, no banners, no birthday wallpapers, no nothing :( I got all four recent concerts as mp3, have found one august concert fancam, wanted to share them and maybe find out if there are any more but what's going on, does everybody already have it? Is there any other KinKi Kids forum I know nothing about where you are having hot conversation? If yes, tell me :lol: Or are you satisfied with LJ, on the other hand I asked some ppl about any interesting LJs but there wasn't even one address given that I already knew, which are rather popular. Are there only closed communities left, is this forum really dead or just in a temporary coma? :(

duotiger51 - January 1, 2009 09:20 PM (GMT)

:huh: Your guess is as good as mine as to where everyone is. I really don't know. nagareboshi I hope is on vacation but I don't know. She has been very quiet too. I'm doing the best here that I can though. Sadly, I think most members have gone on to private journals and blogs, but I refuse to give up on here. I only hope it is a temporary coma like you say. Even those who have gone on to their own journals don't update with as much any more. boys_paper on LJ hasn't been updated since maybe last summer? I can't depend on them any more even just to share recent pictures here. Honestly, I don't know when I last say any new magazine scans since Kimurafan posted the one she managed to find.

My skills with photoshop are pretty sad (just look at my signature if you don't believe me :faint:) , but I'd be more than happy to make a birthday banner for Koichi.

kimurafan - January 2, 2009 06:45 PM (GMT)
duotiger, thank you for holding the fort so far and a good banner you made there. Thank you.

Koboshi, thank you for continuing to come to this forum. Forums are like that. It comes and goes and it depends on the members who visit it.

To be honest, the Kinki Kids Chinese forums and blogs that I used to go to have been very quiet too. 90% have not been updated since around August also. Not sure why. As for magazine photos, they are becoming rare. The poor economy around the world is having an effect definitely. For a moment, the subbers were hot in Kinki Kids translations and now too, they seem quiet. I guess it comes and goes according to their projects. But feel free to continue to post news here. Perhaps you could help revive the community.

And here, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Kinki or not, have a safe and good year amid hard economic times.


P.S. Koboshi, go ahead and feel free to share fancams in the main section. Just not any retail items.

nagareboshi - January 5, 2009 01:51 AM (GMT)
Sandra, duotiger, and Koboshi,

Happy New Year to you and to everyone! Here's to a great year ahead! :flowers3:

Thank you for your support to the forum. I apologize for not participating too much. The poor economy situations had surely affected my workplace where we had layoffs here and there... It took some time for me to cope with it.

I'll do my best to catch up! The new song as well as the end of the year concert (hoping to see fancams or even DVD released for this) had surely revived me. :D

All of a sudden, I had this song in my head: "Everybody sing with us, KinKi Kids forever... We'll always be around, always stay together..." Such a comforting feeling to know that they're still together, and still going on strong! :love7: :love7: :love7:

hidamari - January 10, 2009 08:14 AM (GMT)
Just realized that the "Johnny's Entertainment" thread, where ppl usually share fancams & such, is no longer there..
Does that mean we're not encouraged to post such items anymore? Or we should post them in the other thread(s)? :huh:

koboshi - January 10, 2009 04:22 PM (GMT)
I already asked about it, we can still upload in main section.

duotiger51 - January 10, 2009 07:06 PM (GMT)

It's ok to post downloads. The same guidelines still apply about not posing anything that can be bought. CDs, DVDs, things like that are still not allowed, but everything else you can.

I'll start a thread for you on where to download if you'd like. :squint:

hidamari - January 11, 2009 07:55 AM (GMT)
Thanks, duotiger..
I'm ok posting in different threads.. just kinda curious, since I've not seen anybody sharing any clips lately.. so wondering if it's generally discouraged (due to some crackdown, maybe?) or people aren't interested in them anymore (probably already have them from other various sources) :huh:
Would anyone be interested in 8/27 Nagoya con fancam? It's kinda old, but I just found them through CB.

koboshi - January 11, 2009 03:36 PM (GMT)
That's the one I have, what's your quality? because if you have the one in flash format, 10 parts, 480MB altogether, 320 x 240 resolution) then its on and there's no need for you to upload, I can post links to it, but if you have some better version then I'm interested :)

hidamari - January 12, 2009 06:26 AM (GMT)
koboshi, good question..
The one I got from CB was in 5 parts, .avi format, ~700MB each. I'm still dl-ing part 4 though.
I've put the links to part 1 in concert reviews thread, if you want to compare it with yours.

kimurafan - January 12, 2009 05:01 PM (GMT)
nagareboshi, thanks for all the new postings. Hope your job situation gets better soon.

Good luck on your thesis, koboshi.

Thanks, hidamari, for translating lyrics and posting news.

I've created a All Non-Retail Media thread in the main section. I deleted the JE section because it's no longer visited much and a lot of unnecessary threads were there since it's only KK now.

nagareboshi - January 13, 2009 05:43 AM (GMT)
Thanks, Sandra! I hope the economy in general will get better...

And thanks for creating the new thread.

I saw Hidamari had already started posting the concert fancam. Thank you! :hug:

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