I`m coming in a bit late with this - I`ve been out all day and most of the night! Well, that certainly made me feel pretty emotional. I can only thank you for at least telling us the situation, and repeat what everyone else has said. I will never leave you guys! When I first came here, this board and everyone on it was the only positive thing in my life. I found a place where people laugh and cry with each other, where no one is judged and everyone is accepted ( including me! ). I don`t know of another place like that anywhere!!!! Actually if there are these problems in the UK, it makes me feel better about the situation. At least we have a reason for this `freeze out`. God, I don`t want to wait until 2009 anymore than any of you do ... but I can, and I will, if that`s what it takes.
We really appreciate everything you guys do for TH and for us. Words aren`t much comfort when you`re getting grief from all angles... But we`ll stand by the ST and all of you, until the end - be it glorious or bitter!!! ( oh god please let it be glorious lol )
That made me a bit emotional ='[ I know I don't post round here very often and I probably haven't really shown my appreciation towards you Claire and the mods! But I really do appreciate everything you do and you've worked so hard! I will be standing by you like everyone else. And I think I'll try to post here more often. =] x
Damn, trust my internet to die on me when an important thread is posted.
Everything people have said so far is so true.
We'll all be here, we'll still support TH AND you and the mods, claire. No matter what happens. This forum ...amazes me..completely. We're all totally passionate and LOVELY people and we'll make them see that.
Even though it took me a while to actually find the UK street team and forum [as you can see from the date I joined...^^;] I can't believe how quickly I was welcomed and talked to and I feel like I actually belong here. I can't wait til the meet up just to see everyone and go crazy But thankyou so much, Claire, all the mods and everrrryone. We don't deserve all this tbh, but we can at least support each other.
We'll always appreciate everything, so yeah, you're stuck with us Claire Hehe
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2008 12:12:16 GMT 1 by Kiah[TH<3]
Im new to this forum. And by reading that message from claire , i feel sorry for the team and you . I got to the end of the message, so i get a cookie;) You guys have been through alot! Thanks for all your hard work I hope TH does return to the UK again soon, and hopefully have a bigger impact than last time to make them want to return to the UK again.
Post by tokiohoteluk on Mar 15, 2008 13:44:14 GMT 1
I love you guys. <3
You know, when this was posted a lot of other fans might have focused on entirely different parts of it. The parts involving the record label & management, or the future of TH in the UK. What makes me know that we have a really good community in the UK, is that no matter what, this is about the fans, the fanbase and our relationships with each other and our mutual love of a band that we can't access.
I think it's important that TH fans have good relationships with each other. It helps that community feel like they're working together for something and it encourages commitment, dedication and passion.
It's a basic principle, but TH's people don't get on the ground level to work these things out. More fool them.
Look at some of the other communities of fans - in the American fanbase they are split firmly down the middle, with two rival fansites that have nothing good to say about each other, or German fans who are split between those that are supporting TH's adventures abroad and others that want to punish them for it. Realistically, we can't always hope for such a good and close fanbase forever, but I firmly believe that this street team is welcoming and lovely enough to embrace new friends immediately. I can think of a couple of people who will attest to that.
And the other major UK fansite - www.tokiohotel.org.uk - is one we support wholeheartedly. I speak to Julia quite regularly and we work together to keep each other's spirits up. Don't forget this is difficult for her too. She has been treated poorly by the record label as well, who initiated contact and good things with her, only to leave her hanging too.
On a personal level, it far nicer to run a happy, friendly, love filled forum and community, than one that has to be constantly watched, moderated and kept in line. Plus, new friends. And, yeah, I am older than most of you, but I am also in touch with my inner teenager, believe me. Once a fangirl, always a fangirl and all that. And because I'm older, I hope that means that everyone feels that they can talk to me or ask me about anything.
The street team may have to keep evolving. Being official isn't a walk in the park. We don't have a record label we can turn to anymore (not that we had much of one in the first place) and we can't always just do what we want. We ARE doing more of that these days because how we think the fanbase should be treated is different to how the management feel (I don't think they would have liked this post, for instance), so we're trying to strike a balance of looking after you, ourselves and still remain as professional as we can.
It IS an emotional rollercoaster. I've given them blood, sweat and tears. More tears than anything. But, I have been better at controlling my emotions lately. Most of my tears were shed over the fans who were supposed to be my friends trying to take the street team away from us and getting the record label involved in our argument. It was just unpleasent that they went behind my back instead of talking to me upfront. It was hard to get over that.
Right, on a positive note, you guys rock the socks off any other TH fans I have known. Seriously. I've been around for a long time.
yes, the bestest thing about this whole forum is that despite our differences, despite our bacgkrounds, despite EVERYTHING at the end of the day we are all here for each other no matter what! unlike any other forum i have ever come across, this is the only forum that is 100% a community/. we make each other smile even through our tears, and alot of us have found our bestest friends through here, and i know that most of us come here after a pretty crappy day cos we know that we'll feel better. i dont like forums, they annoy the hell out of me, and i joined agesss ago on this forum under another name (confusedmusicTH) but lost interest after one post (i was a newbie!! i favoured youtube over any forums then tehe!) and i couldnt understand why so many of my other TH mates spent so much time on the forums. but last december i rejoined again, because the first meetup had interested me so much, but again i found more interesting stuff (dont even ask about it- i was CONVINCED that an ancient cult was soon to take over the world and the goverment was involved with them, and i spent every free second researching this theory and searching for more information from hidden away sites, and trying to convince everyone around me that it was the truth. SERIOUSLY. i still believe it, but im not as full on about this theory as before thank god). So only last easter holiday when i had spare time on my hands, and i was begining to wonder what the hell it was that made me like TH in the first place, and i was beggining to regret how many days i had 'wasted' over them, and then i found this forum again. and so began salmas amazing adventures in the THUKST forums, and ever since this forum has been the best part of being into TH (= id never have thought it, but this forum is basically my second home, and you guys are my second family [=
Fantastic flavored fancies, Sick like Sid and Nancy, Wicked as a joy ride, Jaunt.
Yeah, we're a family or here and no matter what there's always someone there for anyone of us to be a shoulder to cry on, sometime to make us smile and laugh. I've never been on a forum such as this when everyone is there for eachother despite different beliefs, backgrounds, religions, etc. I've certainly gained a few net-best friends, i.e- Skye, Aerrow. And I'm glad to know that I'm good friend with everyone else. It's almost worth the lies and dissappointment from TH, because we all know that no matter what we can rant, rave and share our views on things without any nasties putting us down.
i totally agree with what becky just said! I also have made a net-best friend (Jess), and i feel so welcomed in here, and feel like i can talk to any of you.... and i love coming home from college and logining onto the forum each night... We are together until the end ;D <3
No thank you I'm on a diet that doesnt allow me to have cookies.
To the subject:
When I read the introduction written kindly by Claire and MOD's to explain the situation to us, I was shocked, thoroughly shocked, at what the stupid, arrogant, stuck up, selfish, fake, stinky, hateful, lying and did i say stupid? Record Label that asked Claire and the other MOD's to manage THUKST, have done. Not only have they tried to keep us in the blue, and make us think its actually TH thats ignoring us on purpose, rather than it being the Record Label failing to make their ugly buts useful, they gave us false promises, and worse, THEY LET THE THUKST FAMILY DOWN. And they better know that they can't pull us apart, no matter how much they try, cos i aint leaving my only mates that are into TH (Kriag, Becky, Ecomo, Aerrow, Amy, Aniera, Anne [COS WE IS GODS BLID ;D] and others on here that condiser them selves my mates and who know i think of them as mates) and the awesome MOD's and all you guys (my second family )... THEY ARE WRONG PEOPLE. we are just way too powerful and strong for that, and I bet all you MOD's could do a better job being TH's record label, I'm also really annoyed with Claire's friends for turning out to be TRUMPING FARTING YUCKY THINGS. But we love you guys You are teh best, an awesome second family, and as much as i LOVE to admit it, you guys over my relatives ANY day. Don't worry Claire and Co. the THUSKT street team are backing you all the way, and if they don't theyve got another thing involving Kraig, Aerrow, Aneira, Anne, Amy, Ecomo, Becky, Salma, Syke and ME and all other loyals and the MOD's coming at them, and trust me it'll be painfull. I love you MOD's and we are REALLY greateful for EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING you are doing for us to keep us happy, and that you use your money on us. WE ARE WITH YOU CLAIRE AND CO. THE THUKST FAMILY. *grins* yeah that was one hell of a cheesy speech but i enjoy torturing you guys with my truth and love for you.
Romana (100% with you guys)
Oh yeah, and MOD's? If you ever try to leave us, I will chain you guys togther and hold onto the back of the chain and talk away, whihc trust me, wil annoy you, cos i talk nonsense and way too much, untill you come back. Just thought you guys should know that ;D