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Offline KissTheVoid

HIM Minions
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:34:36 AM »
Thread title doesn't really have to do with anything. Honestly, I just think it sounds cool. Anyways.... the social aspect on here seems a little bit dusty. I see lots of potential but almost nobody chatting or getting to know each other. I am new so maybe everyone who would do that has already got together and chat outside the site or something... or maybe use Facebook. Lots of fans on the Facebook pages. But I felt like it was too sporadic, like picking people totally at random and trying to get to know them.

Because it seemed so impersonal on Facebook I came here. For a while now I have been looking for fangirls and boys and not finding any really... I'm tired of people asking my favorite band and then having no clue what I'm talking about... and asking me "Who?" every time I say HIM. Heck, I did it too when I first discovered them but after a while it gets really annoying. If you like to fangirl/fanboy all over the place when it comes to the band you should reply or send me a message and who knows maybe we'll have something else in common?

Offline Inferno

Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 03:42:15 AM »
Most of the people that come here on almost a daily basis have been around since the creation of the page or, at the very least, a few years. We may not talk much about ourselves personally, but it's to be expected from a fan site since we can already guess the things we have in common lol. These forums used to be more lively and more personal back in the day, but the people that helped keep the discussions and banter alive seemed to have moved on... Jerry Lee, ZomB (Betsy), and Jambo are a few that come to mind.
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Offline KissTheVoid

Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 05:01:55 AM »
Most of the people that come here on almost a daily basis have been around since the creation of the page or, at the very least, a few years. We may not talk much about ourselves personally, but it's to be expected from a fan site since we can already guess the things we have in common lol. These forums used to be more lively and more personal back in the day, but the people that helped keep the discussions and banter alive seemed to have moved on... Jerry Lee, ZomB (Betsy), and Jambo are a few that come to mind.

Yeah. I'm kind of a new blood. A younger fan (because apparently to those on here a lot of the community is "Ville obsessed middle aged women..." and fairly new to having HIM as my favorite band as well. My previous favorites were Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold. I still like those groups a lot but then I discovered Coheed and Cambria, CKY, Poets of the Fall, and other Finnish music and then all of a sudden I barely listen to them anymore. It was kind of funny to me because I guess technically I've been a HIM fan since I was 13 and for some odd reason even though I always liked them I had never completely looked into them. So it took seven years for them to become my favorite band. One day I was just super depressed and bored and wanted to listen to WOAB (that song that sold me on them at 13) when it finished playing I realized I didn't feel like listening to anything else or repeating WOAB. I ended up clicking on the Youtube vid for The Funeral of Hearts and replaying that all day. After that I just couldn't get enough of HIM related anything.

As a normally depressive person it isn't usually very common for me to have so much enthusiasm about anything. Discovering I had so much and nobody who understood it was very frustrating. Maybe there is a remedy for that here. Although I will openly admit I fall under the Ville obsessed category, I have a pretty good lid on it around people who aren't. I am kind of a shy person so it took me some time to even be able to admit it to myself! lol Like,"Noooooooo! I thought I got over this celeb interest thing!" My last being Orlando Bloom.

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 06:35:36 AM »
its always good to have a new and ACTIVE blood , this used to be very nice active forum, but as the ages went and when FB came all the forums died, or survived mostly inactive. Here it is active when it comes to something new, cool and then its quiet.
We have also the evergreen members that are still active , daily replying or visiting, and then we have just inactive members.

i dont have a facebook and i am active just here as i consider this forum as the best "HIM world". It would be nice to have once active and pretty alive forum back, but i think all the facebook fan sites ruined the magic of this forum. Or just the fans stopped visiting because they stopped liking that band much and they dont have time. who knows...

In the other hand this is intenational forum, there you will find HIM fans from all over the world, seriously. Of course most of them are inactive or they are just visiting, reading, but not replying and commenting. There are also some forums based on just national basis - there is some French HIM forum, russian HIM forums, Belarus HIM forum and many many more! And they dont know about us, they talk in their language on their forum and they live in smaller HIM world, this is forum that is in English, everyone speaks English - native English speaking countries or "amateur" homelearnt English speaking members as me for example :-D When someone just cant speak or cant understand, they just dont comment :)

but we have the best HIM aces of stuff in here, really nice media section (that i must refill i guess :-D)



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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 12:15:51 PM »
Most of the people that come here on almost a daily basis have been around since the creation of the page or, at the very least, a few years. We may not talk much about ourselves personally, but it's to be expected from a fan site since we can already guess the things we have in common lol. These forums used to be more lively and more personal back in the day, but the people that helped keep the discussions and banter alive seemed to have moved on... Jerry Lee, ZomB (Betsy), and Jambo are a few that come to mind.

Yeah. I'm kind of a new blood. A younger fan (because apparently to those on here a lot of the community is "Ville obsessed middle aged women..." and fairly new to having HIM as my favorite band as well. My previous favorites were Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold. I still like those groups a lot but then I discovered Coheed and Cambria, CKY, Poets of the Fall, and other Finnish music and then all of a sudden I barely listen to them anymore. It was kind of funny to me because I guess technically I've been a HIM fan since I was 13 and for some odd reason even though I always liked them I had never completely looked into them. So it took seven years for them to become my favorite band. One day I was just super depressed and bored and wanted to listen to WOAB (that song that sold me on them at 13) when it finished playing I realized I didn't feel like listening to anything else or repeating WOAB. I ended up clicking on the Youtube vid for The Funeral of Hearts and replaying that all day. After that I just couldn't get enough of HIM related anything.

As a normally depressive person it isn't usually very common for me to have so much enthusiasm about anything. Discovering I had so much and nobody who understood it was very frustrating. Maybe there is a remedy for that here. Although I will openly admit I fall under the Ville obsessed category, I have a pretty good lid on it around people who aren't. I am kind of a shy person so it took me some time to even be able to admit it to myself! lol Like,"Noooooooo! I thought I got over this celeb interest thing!" My last being Orlando Bloom.

We all have our inner demons, and we've all chosen to make HIM one of our favorite bands and touch our lives in different ways. I'd like to think that my situation is similar to yours. I'm not a very openly depressive person, but for me it's a bit odd... I'd rather feel sad, depressive emotions, or that feeling of "wanting" than happy when it comes to music. I like to know that I can still "feel" those things and I like to think it makes me stronger and more prepared on how to deal with things when the world comes crashing down on me personally.

There's music I listen to for nostalgic reasons, like music I grew up to, and then there's music that I listen to because they have affected me personally... HIM falls into both of those. There's other bands that have achieved this level too such as Sentenced, Sonata Arctica, and a little more recently Blue October. The first two bands are Finnish as well. I encourage you to give those a listen too... If you're like me, you'll be glad you did. I can give you a few suggestions:

Sentenced:
The Rain Comes Falling Down
Killing Me Killing You
Aika Multaa Muistot (Everything Is Nothing)

Sonata Arctica:
Last Drop Falls
Tallulah
My Selene
White Pearl, Black Oceans

^These guys make all their songs little stories and there's a couple that are all linked together. There's Wildfire parts 1-3 and then the Caleb series (Caleb, The End Of This Chapter, Don't Say A Word, Juliet)

Blue October:
Chameleon Boy
Congratulations
18th Floor Balcony
Weight Of The World
Light You Up
& Pretty much everything from the "Any Man in America" album which was about his divorce... some pretty heavy stuff.
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Offline KissTheVoid

Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2014, 06:19:39 PM »
its always good to have a new and ACTIVE blood , this used to be very nice active forum, but as the ages went and when FB came all the forums died, or survived mostly inactive. Here it is active when it comes to something new, cool and then its quiet.
We have also the evergreen members that are still active , daily replying or visiting, and then we have just inactive members.

i dont have a facebook and i am active just here as i consider this forum as the best "HIM world". It would be nice to have once active and pretty alive forum back, but i think all the facebook fan sites ruined the magic of this forum. Or just the fans stopped visiting because they stopped liking that band much and they dont have time. who knows...

In the other hand this is intenational forum, there you will find HIM fans from all over the world, seriously. Of course most of them are inactive or they are just visiting, reading, but not replying and commenting. There are also some forums based on just national basis - there is some French HIM forum, russian HIM forums, Belarus HIM forum and many many more! And they dont know about us, they talk in their language on their forum and they live in smaller HIM world, this is forum that is in English, everyone speaks English - native English speaking countries or "amateur" homelearnt English speaking members as me for example :-D When someone just cant speak or cant understand, they just dont comment :)

but we have the best HIM aces of stuff in here, really nice media section (that i must refill i guess :-D)

I have three pages I follow on Facebook. HIM's official page, The Heartagram Team, and Gas Lipstick's. The HIM page has most of their stuff, The Heartagram Team post anything they think is missing and some more fan based stuff, and Gas posts tour stuff (lots of food porn from the places they visit lol) and stuff about his life. Which I like a lot, now if only I could get some more of Linde and Burton.... at least with Linde there is the rare Daniel Lioneye interviews. Never heard Burton say a word. I jokingly told my friend from Finland that if I ever came across the band I would use Linde and Burton to hide behind from the rest of the band (if I didn't die first). I also use two music sites called Loudwire and Noisecreep which also sometimes have HIM stuff posted. Mostly I just like that they connect me to rock and metal news. (Cooking Hostile with Phil Anselmo! lol)

Offline KissTheVoid

Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 06:36:47 PM »
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We all have our inner demons, and we've all chosen to make HIM one of our favorite bands and touch our lives in different ways. I'd like to think that my situation is similar to yours. I'm not a very openly depressive person, but for me it's a bit odd... I'd rather feel sad, depressive emotions, or that feeling of "wanting" than happy when it comes to music. I like to know that I can still "feel" those things and I like to think it makes me stronger and more prepared on how to deal with things when the world comes crashing down on me personally.

There's music I listen to for nostalgic reasons, like music I grew up to, and then there's music that I listen to because they have affected me personally... HIM falls into both of those. There's other bands that have achieved this level too such as Sentenced, Sonata Arctica, and a little more recently Blue October. The first two bands are Finnish as well. I encourage you to give those a listen too... If you're like me, you'll be glad you did. I can give you a few suggestions:

Sentenced:
The Rain Comes Falling Down
Killing Me Killing You
Aika Multaa Muistot (Everything Is Nothing)

Sonata Arctica:
Last Drop Falls
Tallulah
My Selene
White Pearl, Black Oceans

^These guys make all their songs little stories and there's a couple that are all linked together. There's Wildfire parts 1-3 and then the Caleb series (Caleb, The End Of This Chapter, Don't Say A Word, Juliet)

Blue October:
Chameleon Boy
Congratulations
18th Floor Balcony
Weight Of The World
Light You Up
& Pretty much everything from the "Any Man in America" album which was about his divorce... some pretty heavy stuff.

My favorite thing about Finnish music is the way it tends to be whimsical and melancholy at the same time. I listen to HIM (obviously =) ) The 69 Eyes, Poisonblack (mostly just the Escapexstacy album), Amorphis, Nightwish, Tarot, The Rasmus, Apocolyptica, and the previously mentioned Poets of the Fall. I think I may have tried Sonata Arctica. But it can't hurt to try them again with specific songs instead of what my Pandora randomly selected. Never heard of Sentenced but I like those song titles and will look those up. I don't listen to songs in Finnish much 'cause I only know some super basic words but I like the stuff Ville did with The Agents.

Offline Inferno

Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2014, 10:54:15 PM »
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We all have our inner demons, and we've all chosen to make HIM one of our favorite bands and touch our lives in different ways. I'd like to think that my situation is similar to yours. I'm not a very openly depressive person, but for me it's a bit odd... I'd rather feel sad, depressive emotions, or that feeling of "wanting" than happy when it comes to music. I like to know that I can still "feel" those things and I like to think it makes me stronger and more prepared on how to deal with things when the world comes crashing down on me personally.

There's music I listen to for nostalgic reasons, like music I grew up to, and then there's music that I listen to because they have affected me personally... HIM falls into both of those. There's other bands that have achieved this level too such as Sentenced, Sonata Arctica, and a little more recently Blue October. The first two bands are Finnish as well. I encourage you to give those a listen too... If you're like me, you'll be glad you did. I can give you a few suggestions:

Sentenced:
The Rain Comes Falling Down
Killing Me Killing You
Aika Multaa Muistot (Everything Is Nothing)

Sonata Arctica:
Last Drop Falls
Tallulah
My Selene
White Pearl, Black Oceans

^These guys make all their songs little stories and there's a couple that are all linked together. There's Wildfire parts 1-3 and then the Caleb series (Caleb, The End Of This Chapter, Don't Say A Word, Juliet)

Blue October:
Chameleon Boy
Congratulations
18th Floor Balcony
Weight Of The World
Light You Up
& Pretty much everything from the "Any Man in America" album which was about his divorce... some pretty heavy stuff.

My favorite thing about Finnish music is the way it tends to be whimsical and melancholy at the same time. I listen to HIM (obviously =) ) The 69 Eyes, Poisonblack (mostly just the Escapexstacy album), Amorphis, Nightwish, Tarot, The Rasmus, Apocolyptica, and the previously mentioned Poets of the Fall. I think I may have tried Sonata Arctica. But it can't hurt to try them again with specific songs instead of what my Pandora randomly selected. Never heard of Sentenced but I like those song titles and will look those up. I don't listen to songs in Finnish much 'cause I only know some super basic words but I like the stuff Ville did with The Agents.

It's funny that you mention Poisonblack... you may notice a familiar "voice" while listening to Sentenced :P
Charon is another good band... Now this is really funny because if you're familiar at all with Poisonblack's first album with a different singer, you'll find another familiar "voice" while listening to Charon. Unfortunately, like Sentenced, they have broken up.
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Offline KissTheVoid

Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2014, 12:07:32 AM »
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It's funny that you mention Poisonblack... you may notice a familiar "voice" while listening to Sentenced :P
Charon is another good band... Now this is really funny because if you're familiar at all with Poisonblack's first album with a different singer, you'll find another familiar "voice" while listening to Charon. Unfortunately, like Sentenced, they have broken up.

I gave them all a listen. Didn't like the vocal for Sonata Arctica but I like that genre in general. As for Sentenced and Charon between them I prefer Charon although overall I still prefer Escapexstacy over both.

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 05:07:36 PM »
Well since I am not really sure where non HIM related site questions go I'll just stick it here and I'm sure one of you moderator folks will see it sooner or later.... what is the Karma thing for/do?

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 10:32:25 PM »
Just for funsies. About a year or so ago we changed it to Suck/Fuck.

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 10:44:01 PM »
Just for funsies. About a year or so ago we changed it to Suck/Fuck.

Are you saying that it is an old feature that doesn't work anymore? I still don't get your explanation of it.

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2014, 11:20:41 PM »
Just for funsies. About a year or so ago we changed it to Suck/Fuck.

Are you saying that it is an old feature that doesn't work anymore? I still don't get your explanation of it.

It works perfectly fine. It's a reputation system which by default was Applaud/Smite, but we changed it to Suck/Fuck. Basically if you want to thank someone for doing something then you Applaud/Suck, if you want to do the opposite then you Smite/Fuck.
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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2014, 11:41:59 PM »
Just for funsies. About a year or so ago we changed it to Suck/Fuck.

Are you saying that it is an old feature that doesn't work anymore? I still don't get your explanation of it.

It works perfectly fine. It's a reputation system which by default was Applaud/Smite, but we changed it to Suck/Fuck. Basically if you want to thank someone for doing something then you Applaud/Suck, if you want to do the opposite then you Smite/Fuck.
How do you do that? So far I haven't seen any buttons for doing that anywhere.

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 12:08:12 AM »
You click Suck or Fuck.
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Offline KissTheVoid

Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2014, 12:27:53 AM »
If it were anywhere I could find it I wouldn't be asking. I cannot find an option for that. Where is it? Could it be because of the site template I'm using?

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2014, 12:37:34 AM »
If it were anywhere I could find it I wouldn't be asking. I cannot find an option for that. Where is it? Could it be because of the site template I'm using?
By anyone's avatar directly under their reputation numbers (+##/-##)
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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2014, 12:43:15 AM »
If it were anywhere I could find it I wouldn't be asking. I cannot find an option for that. Where is it? Could it be because of the site template I'm using?
By anyone's avatar directly under their reputation numbers (+##/-##)
Sure. The numbers are there. But not the option to pick either one. If you want to actually applaud or smite anybody, what I meant was where is the option to do so?

Offline Inferno

Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2014, 12:49:09 AM »
If it were anywhere I could find it I wouldn't be asking. I cannot find an option for that. Where is it? Could it be because of the site template I'm using?
By anyone's avatar directly under their reputation numbers (+##/-##)
Sure. The numbers are there. But not the option to pick either one. If you want to actually applaud or smite anybody, what I meant was where is the option to do so?
You don't see the words Suck/Fuck directly below it?
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Offline KissTheVoid

Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2014, 12:50:45 AM »
If it were anywhere I could find it I wouldn't be asking. I cannot find an option for that. Where is it? Could it be because of the site template I'm using?
By anyone's avatar directly under their reputation numbers (+##/-##)
Sure. The numbers are there. But not the option to pick either one. If you want to actually applaud or smite anybody, what I meant was where is the option to do so?
You don't see the words Suck/Fuck directly below it?
Nope. Not there. Like I said maybe it is the site template. I'll try a different one and see if that makes any difference.

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2014, 12:54:08 AM »
Could be a permissions thing... Maybe you need a certain amount of posts first.
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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2014, 01:08:26 AM »
Could be a permissions thing... Maybe you need a certain amount of posts first.
Maybe. Changing the template didn't do anything. Guess I'll just have to keep posting and find out, eh?

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2014, 01:13:32 AM »
I can help with that... *pushes magic button*
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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2014, 01:22:38 AM »
I can help with that... *pushes magic button*
Magic! Yay! *claps* It worked.

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Re: HIM Minions
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2014, 09:52:01 AM »
we changed that because applaud and smite was not the right thing, when someone got negative karma for nothing, so we changed it to the total bullshit where there are two shitty options and nothing is bad or good, just Fuck or Suck, you decide, it means absolutely nothing

no karma, just fucks and sucks  ;D