Hey, folks! How are y'all holding up? We hope you're all staying well, staying warm, and staying stimulated. Not stimulated enough? We have something to help you with that - the translated lyrics, kanji and romaji for "Dance Tengoku"! Are you, too, sick of gender labels? Are you, too, just itching to get sweaty and dance at a party where everyone's hot, everyone's sweaty, and nobody's socially distanced? Well head on over to This is NOT Greatest Site and indulge yourself in a fantasy world that may seem impossible at this moment but if we keep praying and
touching ourselves, it will come back! Pop the champagne, take off your clothes and dance alone in your room in front of your stereo with "Dance Tengoku" on repeat at full blast, to celebrate with us, because...
Today, January 27th, 2021, is the 15th anniversary of the launch of This is NOT Greatest Site!!!
Yeah, we can't believe it either. When we started the site back in 2006, we sure as hell had no idea where we'd be or what we'd be doing in 2021, but if we'd had to take a guess... we probably wouldn't have guessed that we'd still be running the site. We surely had no idea what it would become. The whole thing started as a casual project to make fun of j-rock fan sites, while bringing Buck-Tick to the world in English translation. It's been thanks to you readers that over the years we've grown as we have. Hearing from so many of you in so many countries around the world has turned out to be the most rewarding, exciting part of the whole project. Hearing about your countries, your thoughts and feelings about music, art, and life, has been special like nothing else. Since we started NGS, we've watched Buck-Tick's overseas fandom go from a few dozen people to thousands, maybe tens of thousands, like a firework exploding in slow motion. If we've had any part to play in that explosion, we're honored beyond words. Because from everything y'all have written to us over the years, it's clear that y'all really, truly love and appreciate Buck-Tick the way they deserve to be appreciated and loved. Thank y'all! We've been doing this for y'all. We wouldn't still be here without you.
Also, thank y'all for your great patience with our health struggles and our lack of updates. An even bigger thanks to the many of you who've supported us on Ko-Fi. Your support has been an inspiration to us to keep going even through some very difficult times. The internet may be full of trolls and bots and illiterate flamers but we wouldn't know that, because y'all are so smart and polite and friendly. Thanks for being the best readers ever♥
Anyhow, please feel free to let us know in the comments (or in an email) how long you've been reading the site, what your favorite parts are, and what kind of content you'd like to see more of. Anyone on here who's been reading since the beginning? Anyone on here who just discovered the site recently? Anyone on here who's been listening to Buck-Tick since they were a child? Anyone on here who's younger than NGS!? Let us know!
We wish we had more to share on such a special day, but we don't, really, so we'll leave y'all with this.
(Images taken from 'Gender Doesn't Matter in Sex Paradise: Hermeneutic Analysis of Sexual Semiotics in the Textual, Visual and Physical Works of Atsushi Sakurai,' published in The Journal of Queer Sexological Studies vol. 69, University of Buck-Tickistan.)
Update: holy crap, Blogger is telling us that this is the 666th post we've made on Blog-Tick to date. How serendipitous that it was this one!