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04 November 2010 @ 10:39 pm
Dramacrazy.net boycott  

Hi, everyone!

I might not be able to reach too many people here, but I still want to post this, because the more people know about this, the better. Lately the main moderator of Dramacrazy.net has been doing really nasty things. Streaming sites aren't really what we should support in the first place, but this is a different matter again.

Dramacrazy has stolen fansubs from lj and posted them without permission, purposefully cutting out restriction notes in the vids, that clearly said that they did not want streaming. Anyone who reads this, please note that Dramacrazy is not only stealing from lj communities, they're also putting all fansubbing groups in danger, by publishing their videos illegally. That's why I ask you to support the boycott against dramacrazy. Just don't watch your stuff on streaming sites. You shouldn't in the first place. I f you absolutely have to, because your drama is nowhere else to be found on lj (which is rare), there are still other places to go than dramacrazy.

Newshfan has stopped her work and closed her blog because people sent her stuff to dramacrazy and other fansubbing groups like ne_zy subs, or o_e subs have also already been affected.

So, just ignore dramacrazy altogether. They might have their own subbing team, but the way in which they work should absolutely NOT BE SUPPORTED!!!!!!!!!! They steal other people's work and publish it without permission. Please, support the subbing groups. Subs are free to EVERYBODY who wants to have them. All you have to do is join the according communities, which doesn't hurt. Not to mention that the subbers love to get comments for their hard work. Subbing takes a lot of time and we should honor the effort these people make in order to let fellow fans enjoy their beloved idols and dramas in way they can understand.
Current Mood: angryangry
Ran: tentenmaharan1 on November 4th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
I love streaming site for promoting purpose only. we should buy the original stuff if order to support the artist, right? ^^

Honestly, I came to the fandom after I watch SHOCK video on youtube. but moderator of Dramacrazy.net did really nasty, they have to provide their own sub if they want to lisence the video! never use that site though ^^"
Hikaru: Tsuyo hidingyoru_no_hikaru on November 4th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
*sighs* I know, I started on mysoju. ^^" That's just how you find this stuff easily. And it's okay if they promote their own stuff. Everybody should make their own decition on whether they want their work published. Youtube hardly has anything online nowadays anyway. They sweep everything that is licenced out within the blink of an eye. Even fanvids. Tudou is doing fine. And it's okay, for promo stuff, previews and such.

Dramacrazy made me so angry. My friends work in subbing groups and it's just so annoying.

As for supporting the artists: I'm totally for it. I'd buy drama boxes and import them from Japan even - if they had subs. I just cannot watch without and since the Japanese market isn't doing anything for Western fans, I download my stuff on jdrama and such, simply because there's no other way for me. But I buy all the concert dvds, albums, singles, etc., stuff that I can use without subs. Right now I have money stored on PayPal because I'm waiting for SHOCK release. ^^
Ran: ilumaharan1 on November 4th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
YAY for SHOCK DVD!!but not now plz T_T
I need to pay for 2011 SHOCK balloting 1st *hiks~hiks~*
Hikaru: Koichi maskyoru_no_hikaru on November 4th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
Omg, has that already started? O_O
I've seen that the new dates are out. I SO want to stay in Japan longer so I can watch!!!!!!!!!! T_T

It's just one month. I'll sleep in a capsule and live on Onigiri. After losing my job nobody will miss me here anyway.

I was hoping they'd still release the DVD this year. It's the 10 year's anniversary, after all.

Aw, your icon! <3 *_*
Ranmaharan1 on November 4th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
Yes it is, havent received the application sheet yet, but the jimusho said they`ve send it already >,<

oh ear it will be awesome if you stay longer!u can stay at my small place with my kitten if you want <-stupid offer XDDD

its seems Koichi`s face so horny as if he want to eat Tsuyoshi, right? XD
Hikaru: Tsuyo prettyyoru_no_hikaru on November 4th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
LOL! Sharing a sleeping place with your little Hikaru? XD I think he'd complain. If he's anything like Koichi he definitely would. ^^ He's totally adorable, by the way. <3 I have a little kitty too. He's already a bit older, though.

*sighs* I'll see what'll happen. It's not like my family wouldn't complain, but I'm really considering staying longer, if I can - meaning, if my money will allow it. I'm without a job right now. T_T The company I worked in is closing down. *cries* I've been there for 10 years altogether, studying and everything. But I can still go and find a new job when I come back - in Feburary? Maybe...

Koichi: Come here, I'll eat you up.
Totally works. ^^ And Tsuyo doesn't look like he would mind. Although he looks a bit like a BL uke. ^^
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 18th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Eh.. I'm a little late to this.. Sorry!

I didn't know they were doing that! I'm a frequent person to Dramacrazy because thats the only site that doesn't give my computer viruses.. but if their doing something like that then I believe I'll just learn to deal with not watching my subbed things. I wouldn't want someone taking my stuff and posting it like that either.

I so support the boycott!!! (I'll just go search elsewhere for my Jdrama's!!)
Hikaru: Gotcha!yoru_no_hikaru on November 18th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)

No matter about the time. Thanks a lot for supporting this! My friends had severe trouble with those people. The moderator who took certain subs was beyond mean - mainly insulting. When people started to protest, he deleted their accounts, etc. So, it's really nasty.

I don't know, but if you are used to streaming, you shouldn't have trouble with downloading stuff? Here on lj you can find just about everything you want with english subs. Go to "jdramas" or "asian_doramas" community. You'll find them on my friends list, if searching doesn't work (that can be a bit bothersome). If you're interested in music clips, TV show clips and such, go to "j_episodeguide" or "o_e_subs" (also on my friends list). If for some reason downloading files is not possible for you, or you want info on more specific subbing groups, you can PM me any time. ^^
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 18th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thats just seriously unfair. I mean.. can't they get in trouble for that or something? That is kinda stealing right? People these days...

Ah? I would download, but my movie player won't open half the documents I download. I've tried. Which is why I was on Dramacrazy watching my stuff. I wouldn't have done that if I were able to watch the things I download and also if I could actually buy my dramas.

Your very friendly and helpful. Thank you! I didn't know that we had those kind of communities on here. I'm still kinda new and all. Even though I've been here since.. August? I dont even know. Haha. I'll PM you if I have an questions.
Hikaru: Takki ehyoru_no_hikaru on November 18th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Your player... Get a VLC player, then. You can download it as freeware, also for linux and mac. Mine plays everything I download. Okay, almost. ^^" But close to everything. :D

Strictly spoken, fansubbers are also stealing stuff from the people who produce and promote the dramas we're watching. ^^" But then, since no Japanese company supplies the market with English subs, what can you do, if you want to know what's going on. I'd buy engsub DVD boxes, but there's like zero. >_<

Anyway, the problem is that if people point these things out, they too might get in trouble for taking the raws in the first place. :P
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 18th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Ummm.. Okay well now I feel dumb.. How do I do that? >.<;; I mean I download all my music and stuff and it works just fine, but it seems like the second I download a jdrama or a concert.. It screws up and won't play it. Always telling me my file is corrupted. And then.. I whine and cry as the heartbroken fangirl it had caused me to become! (Hahah.. Sorry. I feel like i'm asking you to much!)

Eh.. Well thats true isn't it? But it wouldn't happen if they would sell the same things but with english subs.. They would make a lot more money doing that to! Because I know for one that I would buy more. Haha. Yeah. If I spoke Japanese it wouldn't be a problem at all.

Ahh.. I didn't think of that. Silly me! I'm very fond of the people who took the time to sub things, I mean it looks like it would be seriously hard! And then people steal it? Not fair..
Hikaru: Kou-chan keep smilingyoru_no_hikaru on November 18th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
Eh? Okay... that is kinda weird. I haven't heard of such trouble before. But this is a time when I'm happy I'm friends with a lot of technical geeks. XD I'll ask about that pheenomenon. I'm sure there's something to make it work.

Oh, and just to make sure, you aren't downloading part files, right? Like, especially on MF, the upload capacity is low, so you have like three or four download links for an episode and then you have to join them before you can watch them. I'm asking just in case, because I too was one of those people who didn't know that you need to use "hj split" to watch a lot of stuff. ^^
ルナーたん : JunnoLoveluna_truths on November 18th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Haha. Yeah. It never fails.. I was downloading Shounen Club a couple weeks back, along with Arashi stuff. Well. My Arashi stuff downloaded perfectly fine, and so did the Shounen club. BUT! I had to restart my computer and when i opened up my files.. Shounen Club wouldnt work anymore. Even though it had worked before. @_@ It confuses me! And please if your friends can figure out whats up with it. Please let me know!

Um.. I'm so confused.. I was just looking at the download links for 1 litre of tears and their split into like.. 4 parts per episode. So if I download it I wouldn't be able to watch? Gah.. Help me~~~ *Begs.*
Hikaruyoru_no_hikaru on November 18th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
Okay, you definitely have some problems there. @_@ First off, which player are you using now? And which version. I know, it sucks to go and check, but the nerds keep insisting it's important. ^^

No, you can't watch something you download in parts, even when you have all of them. You have to join the oarts first! First, find out wht you're downloaning. If it's from jdramas, each episode of "1 litre of tears" is split into 4 parts, free for download on Megaupload (MU). If you open MU, it'll give you the code for download, etc and the file name says ".001" at the end.

If it's a file like that, you have to do the following:
1. Download all the files for one episode
2. Save them into the same folder
3. Make sure they all have the same file name (but for the ".number" ending, that goes like .001, .002, etc.)

If you're sure about these steps, you have to get a joining program. I use "hj split", it's easy to get as a free downlaod. I know, it sounds complicated, but it's really simple.

Save "hj split" somewhere on your computer. Open the program. Once it runs, you choose "join". In the new window you click on "input file", which will open your explorer and you go to the folder where you saved the drama parts earlier. Now the most important part: You select only the ".001" file (well, normally it's the only one that is shown) and click open. The file is now in the input window and you click "start" and the joining begins. It takes about a minute to join the parts together. Once it's done, you should be able to find the joined ".avi" file in the same folder as the part files. Now you shouldn't have a problem playing it.

I know, it's a lot of information. Try to work your way through it. It took me some time too. Again, I was just as lost not too long ago. ^^" Btw, your player might actually play a ".001" file sometimes, but not always without the joining, but it doesn't work right, if you don't join the parts.
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 18th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Um.. I'm using Windows Media Player.. And I don't know which version.. How do I check? =_= I'm so useless i swear. Technological nerdy things like this just confusing me.

Aw.. They make it so complicated! Gah.. Um. Okay that sounds easy enough.. But what if I do all of that and my player still refuses to play it? Because trust me.. It will do it just to torment me!

Thank you for being so helpful and understanding!! I thought i was going to be forever doomed to not watching my dramas.
Hikaru: Tsuyo hidingyoru_no_hikaru on November 18th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Nah, it's really okay. I too had a lot of help doing these things when I started. Best thing you can do: Remember this and once you know your way around and find a lost newbie, help them! ^^

Okay, I just checked with my own Windows Media Player. It plays everything without a problem, even the slightly corrupted files. In case it really doesn't work, get a VLC player, it's easy to handle and if files are corrupted, the player has a "repair" function that works pretty well.

About the player I can ask my friends only tomorrow. I don't know where you live, but at my place it's way past midnight. ^^
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 18th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad your helping me! Oh I will for sure keep that in mind! I will help another lost newbie!

Ah. Okay. I'll do that then if it doesn't work! Thank you so so much!!

Oh.. Its just no 8 p.m here. Haha. You should go sleep?
Hikaruyoru_no_hikaru on November 18th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, I should. It's 3 am now. ^^" Well, that's usually when I go to bed, so... ^^

Glad I could help out. Let me know how things are working out. I just checked your journal. Omg, you have a nice fic collection too.

About KAT-TUN... I love Kame. ^^ I like Junno too. Other than that I'm a KinKi girl. XD But I love JE in general. Although I'm generally more into the kansai people.

Btw, do you post your fics somewhere? I don't think I've seen any, but maybe I've missed them? Or you post at a community I don't know? I have to admit I don't read a lot of KAT-TUN fics. Same with Arashi. Well, actually I only read KinKi and selected pairings. ^^" Anyway, if you don't post on communities, you should consider doing it, pleople are always so happy to find new and interesting stuff.

Your Ryoda made me laugh, "Of thunderstorms and hot showers". Only Ueda would run out into an upcoming storm in the middle of November for ice cream. XD Poor Ryo-chan! ^^ But I think it's nice. Good character display. ^_^
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 18th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
I always fall asleep around midnight. Haha. How in the world you stay up this late.. ^_^

EEK! You looked at my journal? Omg. Haha. My fic collection isn't all that grand.. but i'm working on it! I'm writing about.. 10 fics at once now actually. Plus updating my only multichapter I have.

Haha. You like the one person in Kattun who is my least favorite. Junno is my top fave. Because he's Junno!! And Junno is awesome. xD
Eh. I'm REALLY new to Kinki Kids actually. I actually stumbled across one of your fics with them and it made me interested so I started reading a little about them. (Secretly... well not so secret now that i'm saying this.. I'm stalking your journal for your Kinki Kids posts. xD) Kansai people? I'm not sure what that means..

I post my fics in.. JE_Hottest love, JunDa Rabu or something like that.. and Jent. You probably missed them. I'm a really slow updater so I don't post all that often. I try to, but my inspiration tends to run away from me a lot of the time. Haha.. I read a lot of Kattun, News, Arashi, and now Kinki Kids fics.

xD My RyoDa? Oh lord. That story was created due to some silly conversation me and a friend was having. And yes. Only Ueda would do that, but he's Ueda and.. well he's just awesome like that! Good character display? Um.. So They were in character? Right? haha. Sorry I'm hyper and bouncy so my common knowledge has temporarily left me.
Hikaru: Kinki chuuyoru_no_hikaru on November 18th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Well, my working hours tend to keep me up late. Or rather, they did, since I lost my job recently. >_< I worked until around midnight, so I'd go to bed late.

Omg, really? How can you like Kame the least? Well, I'm a musical girl, so maybe that adds to the appeal he has to me. XD

Oh, it's okay, I don't mind being "stalked". XD But if you're into fanpairing, fanservice and stuff, KinKi is definitely worth looking at. They kiss on stage and stuff. XD Although I have to admit that Tsuyoshi is a character to get used to. ^^ When I first saw him I was like "okay, that's one weird guy with with a really weird hat" @_@. But of all the JE guys, he's my top favourite now.

Oh, "kansai" means "western" and it means people living in the western parts of Japan, starting somewhere around Kyoto, if I'm not mistaken. KinKi Kids even got their name from the region they were born in, the kinki area. Arashi, Kanjani8 and KinKi are the most popular kansai groups right now, but there are others like Musical Academy, Question?, They Budou, MAD,... The others like KAT-TUN, NewS, HSJ, SMAP, V6, TOKIO, etc. are "kanto" - from the eastern region.

LOL! That is how most of my fiction gets to be. I talk randomly to my friend and then we'll be like "Omg, can you imagine..?" and "Oh yeah, and then what if..." That sorta thing. XD

Yup, I think you have your guys quite in character, which is amazing, because RyoDa is something that rarely works for me. I really liked that one, though. ^^
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 19th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Ah! I'm sorry about your job. I work as a maid/waitress.. I'm busy a lot.. So I'm always out cold when I hit the bed usually. Haha.

Kame just, doesn't exactly appeal to me. Which is weird.. because I can see how much work he puts into everything he does! There's just something about him that makes me go.. "Eh.. Look away. Look away!" Poor Kame.. And I call myself a Kattun fan. xD I fail!

xDD Normally I wouldn't get that response. Works for me though! Eh. I'm really into it for the music, although fanservice is always very nice to watch. I'm not sure who any of them are yet.. Like i said I'm new to the Kinki Kids world. So I'm still learning and trying to remember who's name goes to which face. xD I was like that with Jin and Junno for awhile. I didn't like them at all because Maru was my favorite. Then something happened and now Jin and Junno are like.. BAM! Right there. Though Junno tops Jin... *Laughed.* That sounded wrong!

Ohhh.. I get it now!! I understand yay! I know what Kansai means! Lol. I'm so slow sometimes.

xD Yes! Thats how half of my fics get started. Though when they throw in their own opinions on what they think would be nice. I work with it and.. well you saw how it turned out. I love writing its so much fun!

Yay! I made you like one RyoDa fic! xD I'll just have to somehow write another one that makes you like it to! It is now my mission! And.. I thought you were going to bed? I'm sorry if I'm keeping you up! Go sleep!!
Hikaruyoru_no_hikaru on November 19th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Ah, not a problem. I'm used to staying up. And I'm enjoying myself right now. ^^ But I'll have to run ocne my mom gets up for work. ^^"

Ah, I remember... NewS was my first love and when I started watching "Pacific", I was like "Okay, that one is... Yamapi? I think... Or maybe Nishi-ni- what's that Ni-shi-ki-do. Okay. Is it him? @_@" I had that sort of confusion with Jin and Kame in KAT-TUN. XD But really, for me KinKi was the easiest. They're only tow and to me they really look nothing alike. XD But then I almost died when we got to HSJ. @_@

Omg, Junno tops Jin. XDDDD That's icon worthy. ^^

Hey, special vocabulary is though. I took a while to get through all of that stuff. And everybody keeps using that strange terminology and you think "wtf?!" because you just don't get it.

Ah, I used to be more into RyoDa, but later their respective character development had me somehow drop the idea more or less. Within KAT-TUN, I actually think that Junno and Ueda might work best. ^^
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 19th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
Ah? Are you sure? I feel bad for keeping you up. Although I agree with you. I'm enjoying myself quite a bit right now as well. I don't normally have conversations like this with anyone. Well i do but.. eh. I don't know how to describe it? Its different? In a good way of course! Do you happen to have some type of messenger? Like yahoo? Or Msn? We can continue our ridiculously amazing conversations there?

Haha. To be completely honest my very first love was Kattun. Then it was Arashi followed by news. *Giggled.* I found it really easy to tell the News boys apart. And the Kattun boys to. It took me a little while to figure out which one was Sho and which was Aiba from Arashi though. Lol! I failed them!! Well I still get a little bit confused with Kinki Kids. Because I forget things almost as quick as I see it. I know! HSJ is just about impossible.. I still can only tell who Chinen, Takaki, Yamada and Daiki are. The others kind of like... blend together.

I want an Icon that says that!! I can't believe I thought of that. xDDD

Eh.. Well I don't understand the majority of what is said to begin with. But yeah, I can tell the difference when Ryo gets excited and switches to Kansai Dialect. But I don't really catch it that often.

Ahh.. RyoDa and JunDa are my favorite pairings. Though Junno is like.. my ultimate favorite right now so JunDa has to be my top. Because to me Junno is just all around amazing! xD I'm biased a tad bit when it comes to him.

Hikaru: Kou-chan keep smilingyoru_no_hikaru on November 19th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
Oh, I have msn. But that's something I am pretty bad with, so I don't know how to add people, or how they can add me. ^^" And now I really have to go to bed. Meh. -_-

HSJ killed me. But my friend coached me until I got them all. XD Arashi was okay for me, but I started with them only a while into the whole thing and that makes things easier. Today, looking at e.g. Ryo and Yamapi I'm thinking "how on earth did I mix these guys up?". ^^

Ah, I don't chat with a lot of people either. ^^ Only a selected handfull.

Woah, Kansai-ben! <33333 It's like the coolest version of Japanese! XD I totally love it! Koichi merely explaining "Uchi no inu wa Pan desu" had me squeal like mad. ^^ "uchi" is "I" in kansai-ben, so it says "My dog's name is Pan". Kawaii~! <3

Okay, now I have to be off to sleep. It's almsot morning. ^^" And I have to cook lunch later. But we can chat again, maybe via msn, if you tell me how to do it. I hope this problem with your files will work out now. Good luck! And good night! <3
ルナーたん luna_truths on November 19th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Ah. Its really easy to add people. And I can just add you to my Yahoo and.. Meh I'll explain it when you wake up. xD

HSJ is still killing me.. I gave up on trying to figure out just who exactly everyone was. I'm fine just knowing who Yamada, Chinen, Daiki and Takaki are. Haha. Yes. It is kind of hard to see how you mixed those two up. Although once I figure out who's who in Kinki Kids I'll be the same way. ^.^

Yes. I talk to I think.. Um.. 4 or 5 people? Including you now. I mean I do leave little comments on the comments people leave me on my fics. Other than that nothing else gets said. <3

Haha. I like it. Although I think I've heard Ryo use it maybe a total of.. 3 times? Its so cute! Aww!! That sounds like it would be cute to hear! Koichi.. Um.. He's.. the one with the longer hair in your icon right? Haha. I'm so confused.. I'll master their names by the time you've woken up again! I swear!!

Ah. Its.. not even close to morning here. Haha. But I'll probably go to bed soon anyway. ^.^ Yes! Lets chat again! I will explain how to add on msn then! Ah I managed to download the first file for 1 litre of tears and its playing through just fine. I just now have to see if it lets me open it back up after i exit out of it.

Goodnight! <3