Hello! I think this is the first post I have made that doesn't have to do with the game. My school is starting soon next week, and...I'm not so sure about the idea of online school. Fingers crossed that quarantine can end (or not to the introverts out there lol) so we can have actual freedom again. Plus I just really am getting bored of using Zoom
I'm taking guitar in school right now. I kinda stopped playing guitar, so this'll definitely get me back into it, since I want to eventually be able to play some of the songs in BanG Dream!, and of course Yorushika's songs because you guys all know how much I love Yorushika's music, since I can never stop talking about wanting one of the BanG Dream! bands to cover one of their songs. I promised someone in the comments of one of my much older posts that I was gonna play a Poppin'Party song before any other (obviously though, I have to play some songs while I'm learning, so I'm counting "first song" as a song I don't play for school stuff), because my guitar looks similar to Kasumi's, so I'm gonna make sure that happens.
Oh and I forgot. We're gonna learn to write music in the class, so maybe after I take it, I'll try to write some guitar instrumentals for some of my fanband's songs. I'll only do guitar instrumentals because I don't have and I don't know how to play the other instruments (I used to know how to play piano, but I forget).
Hi!!! I'm Lushan!! I've been playing Bandori for months but I only just made this account today, hello!! I hope we'll get along well. I'm also an artist so hopefully I can draw some fanart :D (my art account is @ chiffocado on twitter)
i attempted sugar song & bitter step today 💔
It's just a dream I have, really. One that I was chasing without ever truly believing in it. But now, things are different ... Because this band we've made truly is the best.
now that I'm actually posting the band story, I feel like if I say too much in these bios I'll spoil stuff ... so I'll try and keep it brief. Ichirou and Ria started the band together, and although it seems like it was something that was done on a whim, there's actually more to his motivation than that. he's someone who doesn't like talking about his past, but he has his own reasons for acting the way that he does and placing all his faith in Sirenity.
as a person, Ichirou is someone who can easily be summarised as "dependable". he's got a knack for organising things and making opportunities happen, he manages the band alongside Ria, and he can even drive (his birthday is April 2nd, so he turned 18 immediately after starting his last high school year, unlike Mae, who repeated a year). as the only member of Sirenity who isn't filthy rich, he's a bit more conscious of their limits than [gestures vaguely] those idiots who think they have an endless supply of money, although it does sometimes lead to him feeling a bit out of place, lol.
he's got a good relationship with his family and is generally popular and well-liked, although he doesn't have a lot of close friends due to being busy a lot. before starting Sirenity, he worked part-time for bands and studios who needed bassists whenever he could make it, but now he's got his hands full with his own band. because of this as well as starting when he was pretty young, he's got plenty of experience with his instrument as well as other players.
Ichirou is a character that originally happened because someone needed to fill his role, but as I've been developing the story, he's really been coming into his own. his backstory is gonna connect to another band, because apparently I don't have enough of those yet, so!!
so when the site first started up, I made a fanband named Rockugo. to this date, I still haven't really done anything with them. right now I really feel like working with a fanband again though, so the next logical step would be to ... make an entirely new one ...
uhm. uh. well. well ... their name is Sirenity (pronounced like siren + serenity, although it's a play on both siren and silence, works better in Japanese lol) and their music is like. Saint Snow from Love Live, mostly? DROPOUT is def a song they'd be singing. tbh they became a thing because I wanted an argnv fanband, but they ended up mixed gender anyway, so it really could go in either verse (well, in my head they're the same one anyway lol).
here's the vocalist for now with a few infos whoops
Hiiragi Mae (柊 真愛) / 18 (high school 3rd yr) / she/her
It's not a matter of becoming the best. Our only goal is for everyone in the world to hear our music so that they're gonna know that we already are.
despite what she looks like, she's not actually an edgier version of Kasumi lol (I just thought the Ibuki hairstyle was cool). Mae is from a ridiculously rich and powerful family that focuses primarily on the real estate business, but also has ties to politics, and has pretty much grown up in a world completely centred around her. because she's been showered in praise and responsibility her whole life, she's developed a strange sort of hypocritical personality where she doubles down on the parts of her life that suit her and outright rejects the ones that don't, such as having to take over the family business eventually rather than being allowed to do what she actually wants. her rebellious attitude even got her stuck in junior high for a year, which is why she's a year older than the other third years.
Mae is extremely rude. she refers to herself as ore and others as omae, doesn't use polite speech at all, threatens people that try to oppose her, and is all around just hell to get along with. she unironically believes herself to be a prodigy and the best vocalist in the world and expects the band members to keep up with her and abide her every whim even if it's asking ludicrous things of them. surprisingly though, the members don't really mind it; they're all fine with being challenged and becoming, as one of them put it, "the best support for the best vocalist". she cares about them in her own weird way, and they appreciate her too. one would think that a band with this kind of driving force of a vocalist would be fighting a lot, but they're actually all really good friends ...
her soft spot is her cousin Ria, the guitarist of Sirenity who started the band alongside the bassist, Ichirou. she's pretty much the only one Mae is remotely nice to and will absolutely throw hands for. the main reason why she joined the band in the first place, rather than continuing to sing alone due to nobody being able to match her, was because she was concerned about Ria not being able to handle it if she's not there ... but all the band members happen to be top class and they all clicked very quickly, so she ended up staying.
also, she actually is a super amazing vocalist, mostly because music's the only real hobby she has and she's been pouring her everything into it from a young age. her parents don't approve (they see it as a fine hobby, but one that she needs to quit it after high school), which means she does it even harder out of spite.
anyway that's Mae she's a bastard but she's my bastard. I'm also gonna put the keyboardist in the comments since he's a repurposed OC from an original story (it all started with him actually) but I haven't drawn him in the band yet so no proper post for him
I'm strong now ... I'm strong because Macchan taught me how to be ... So as Sirenity's leader, I refuse to back down!
much like Mae's, Ria's branch of the Hiiragi family is rich, but unlike hers, her parents are very open and made sure she'd grow up like any other kid. she goes to public high school and works part-time at a maid café, and her general demeanour is rather quiet. instead of using her family's name to gain authority, she's very wary of being unfair, to the point where it makes her kind of a doormat.
Ria's body may be small, but her guitar riffs are big. she's a major band nerd and the louder the music is, the more she gets into it, so she's practiced the guitar pretty much all her life to become just like the musicians she admires. she can play plenty of Roselia's & Gyroaxia's songs by heart at this point, though she truly shines when she gets to improvise and make the songs Kaede wrote for Sirenity her own.
ever since meeting her at a family gathering when she was young, she's been close friends with Mae and is the only one who gets to call her Macchan. even before starting the band, the two of them used to play & sing together every so often - Ria is one of the few people Mae considers equal to herself in terms of musical skill.
as the leader of Sirenity, she's slowly been becoming more confident in herself and the band, aiming to represent them properly as the best band they could possibly be.