Thursday, June 4, 2009

Simplified Chinese = Chinese from China?

I just heard the most absurd thing in my life.

A few days ago, X Japan was having their concert at Taiwan.

So as a fan that couldn't go there, I will just go to youtube and try my luck to see if I can find any vids related to it.

Well usually there is, and USUALLY people thank them for that coz we can't see it live, but this time there's this argument from the Taiwanese.

Concerts usually don't allow recordings, but still there ARE someone that will record it. You can't stop it unless you confiscate their recording tools.

First of all - WHY forbid recordings? The main reason is :
1. To prevent people from posting anywhere, so that people can see it FOR FREE, and have the thinking that "oh since I already saw it online, why do I need to buy the DVD?"

2. To prevent people from SELLING it, so that people can see it FOR A CHEAPER PRICE, and have the thinking that "oh since I have the cheaper one, why do I need to buy the ORIGINAL DVD?"

For some artist, this is a major problem.

But for X Japan, this isn't a major problem because they are a legendary band and you know, I would spend all my money to buy their stuffs if I could, even if I had heard their songs, seen their concerts etc.

It's more like a collection already.

So there's this person, let's call her T, so T had went to the concert, and recorded some videos of what is happening at the live.

She was actually sharing her experience, for people like me.

But she didn't expect that her videos would be against by the Taiwanese, leaving comments like:

"I thought you aren't allowed to record anything there?"


"You thought if you put this all of the X Japan fans will thank you? You better take this down."

And so on.

Although what they say is true, but wtf? It's not such a big issue and T doesn't deserve that! People like me thank her for that!

So I left a comment saying something like "Even though it's illegal, so what? She's just sharing her experience" bla bla bla.

LOL and for the first time I got like 10 thumbsdown. Having people scolding me saying that a support pirated stuff and saying that I'm from China and don't know what is rights bla bla bla. And say I don't deserve to be a X Japan fan.

I was like lol wtf. I never supported pirated stuff. I buy originals when I think it's worth it. Like Harry Potter. lol Or original CDs and books.

So I left a comment saying that "You Taiwanese are the only ones that are making this into a big issue. Just because X Japan visited Taiwan doesn't mean like you can be such elitists."

Really wat! The only ones scolding are all Taiwanese.

Then suddenly there's this guy that replied me something like "You claimed you're not from China yet you're using simplified chinese."

WTF? Since when using Simplified Chinese classifies you as chinese from China?

So puzzled, I asked my dad.

Then now I only know that - TAIWANESE STILL USES TRADITIONAL CHINESE AND "BOPOMOFO", while the others(China, any other Chinese) ALL uses Simplified Chinese and Han Yu Ping Yin.

So people, using simplified chinese = from China yo.

First time I ever heard something like this. LOL.

Btw if anyone of you think that I support pirated, this is my view.

So it's ok to buy an original DVD, rip it and post in on youtube, YET it's NOT ok to record the live and post in on youtube?

And you know, Japan airs in on TV. Does it stop them from getting the DVD? NO.

Think about it la. Sheesh.

I knew there's a reason I dislike them.



kim-chan said...

In my opinion is not your fault or your friends fault. You already stated clear that she uploaded it for the sharing purposes. Come on, those Taiwan people.

I mean if they want to blame, please blame on THOSE PEOPLE WHO BUY PIRATED STUFFS BUT NOT YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS.

Like me, I dun support pirated things but original, but I would love to thank anyone who upload their recorded materials on youtube because in the end, IT IS STILL A SHARING PURPOSES. Your friend didn't mention " okay, in order to view it, pay me money"

She is not making any business there. Is free, she uploaded it at her own will. She have rights. From the beginning, Youtube didn't ban it at all. The Taiwanese just worried or thinked too much

I support you Kei-chan! And Miss T! =D

Yinying said...

yes i agree with you

gukichan/连小凤 said...

sometimes the fans are a turn off.

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