Hi! I joined just a little while ago, but I never had time to properly introduce myself. My name is Andrea, a 16 year old girl from Long Island New York. I love fashion, photography, drawing, music, and I sing in a band called Cæsura. I've been into the jrock and jpop scene since 1999 - and through the years I've compiled tons of posters, almost 70 magazines (like Shoxx, Arena37c, Fool's Mate, UV, the Gothic & Lolita Bibles, and so much more), tourbook and photobooks, almost 100 cds and singles, and met a lot of people (either Japanese ot not) that share the same interests and I've learned a lot from them. My favorite jrock bands include Malice Mizer, Dir en grey, L'arc~en~Ciel, Hide, Due'le Quartz (before they broke up =(...), Miyavi, Pierrot, and too many indies bands to name (like Nightmare, Kagrra...). I also love industrial and gothic music, so Schwarz Stein (another good group that broke up!), Moi dix Mois, and Eve of Destiny are definate favorites. As far as jpop goes, I love Ayumi Hamasaki, Hiakru Utada, Do As Infinity, Gackt, Aikawa Nanase, and more.
I also watch anime and read graphic novels, not as much lately as I used to though. my favorite anime series are Gravitation and Yami no Matsuei.
I remember the first time, about 2 years ago, I saw a Volks doll... O.O ....They are sooo amazing!!!!!! My favorite was instantly Shiro.... he's gorgeous!!!
Oh yeah, if any of you are big Malice Mizer or Mana fans you might recognize me from my website Mana Belle (that hasn't been updated in ages) or if you're a big fan of Japanese fashion and you know of Riku, you might have seen this page I made. Hmmmm what else to say about me? Idk, you ask me questions if you want! And comment to tel me what you think of my work, I see this community isn't too active, and I'd like to try and change that by promoting a lot!
On to the fun part.......
First off, let's start with me:
(First two pictures: me, 3rd: My sister (with a wig) and me, 4th and 5th: My friend Devan, 5th 6th and 7th: My friend Caralyn)
(mana and gackt!!)
(this is a pencil replica I did of a digital art piece from the website Nocturna)
And because I have too much time on my hands:
I made my boyfriend and I into Volks dolls:
<^____^> Hope to hear from you all! *goes off to promote*