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  • my japanese text books for my class came in but im actually thinking of taking the fall semester off so maybe ill just study the textbooks myself in the fall and see if i can take a placement test to get to jpn 114 (the second class) in spring....my one worry in this case is i would struggle with pronunciation and listening skills. hmmm
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    I think if you self study a bit, you will be fine. Japanese pronunciation is pretty simple. There are only 5 vowels. And there is only a few times when the pronunciation doesn't sound like it looks (ex: when you say the names Daisuke, Sasuke, it sounds like "daiske" and "saske", and how you have to say "des" instead of "desu"), but if you listen to music and print of the lyrics to get in some listening practice, I think you will quickly get used to pronunciation. There is a channel on YouTube that I really like called 日本語の森 , they teach Japanese in Japanese normally, except for the lowest level N5, which are in English. I also really recommend reading the "Tae Kim's Guide to Japanese" at an equal pace to your textbook to supplement it for grammar and vocab. If you listen to a little Japanese on YouTube every day (make a playlist) and also read a few pages per day (not even a huge amount, just 3 or so), then you will be doing super well and have a huge advantage over other students!
    this just in: my cat is really cute
    So I've been working at a job that I worked at for over a year when I was in high school and people who started after I left think I'm new and keep teaching me how to do....the most basic things....and it's a little irritating I just want to wear a giant sticker that says "im not new i know what im doing pls leave me be"
    gosh its been just about 10 years since ive been a vocaloid fan ! cant remember the exact year i discovered miku but i was in about fourth grade i think. and to think i just thought itd be a middle school phase and then be over....lmao
    AALLF
    AALLF
    The first time I ever heard vocaloid was from this album here. I bought it when it just came out (don't even remember how I found it...I believe from youtube). The first track I listened to was one that used IA. Didn't even know it was a vocaloid at the time. I thought it was a real singer until I found out otherwise on the interwebs. Couldn't believe technology like that existed.
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I found Miku around 2008, so I've been in the fandom for around twelve years now? Good lord, I feel like an old fogey now. On the other hand, I actually kinda enjoy imparting ancient wisdom and reminiscing about old school Vocaloid fandom things to people who jumped into it later. ^^;

    But I think preteen/teenage me would be impressed and surprised that I'm still nuts about Vocaloid (and Miku) in my twenties. Good music always sticks with me, no matter how old I get. ;)
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    I've heard the "vocaloid is dead/dying" conversation so many times for so many years and im so bored of it
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    My theory is that, if the fanbase is still around, it'll never truly die. It's become outdated and is being replaced with better synths, so its "death" was inevitable, but it's nothing to moan and groan and point fingers over; it's just the consequence of all technology, to one day be unable to keep up. Vocaloid is no exception, and just because it's in decline doesn't mean it's bad or that it's anyone's fault. I swear, some people are so pessimistic...
    TheStarPalace
    TheStarPalace
    I hate having to defend my own interests like if people dont understand that vocaloid content is constantly being made thats on them
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    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    It's true the Vocaloid brand is dying, but the fandom itself isn't dying. It's just changed a lot from its beginning, and older/former fans can't recognise the fandom they used to take part in anymore.
    my university is maybe going to be remote again in the fall. i really want to take the semester off if it is because i dont learn well online, but i rely a lot on loans and scholarships so taking a semester off might not be feasible....
    Krin
    Krin
    i'm worried about mine doing the same thing too;; while i'm not as pissed about the remote learning, i AM however missing people!! totally underestimated how long things were going to be shut down, and how long they COULD be. that's why i'm hopelessly waiting for something big to happen this summer in terms of vaccines or something so that class can be normal again. I really hope things work out for you though!!! :/
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    My government announced yesterday that they're gonna allow non-essential stores to reopen in mid-June if they can do social distancing, so now I'm expecting my uni to make a statement about reopening. I don't think they'll reopen all campuses and buildings yet though. (I just want them to reopen the library because I'm running out of research spots for my dissertation. orz)

    Fortunately, I'll be done with lectures by this autumn, so all I'll be doing is writing up the dissertation and for the most part, I can stay at home. I feel awful for everyone else doing full-time degrees though. Distance learning doesn't work for everyone.
    i dont follow anyone on twitter that starts drama but i do follow people who are always tweeting "damn so much drama in the voice synth community this place is awful" and i never ever know what the damn context is
    every night i have the struggle of "im too lazy to take my makeup off, but if i dont i will break out really badly in the morning" and i have to make the ultimate decision of what i care about more: my skin or my desire to not leave my bed
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    God, if that ain't a surefire struggle... I shower every night, so I kill two birds with one stone, use an oil cleanser before getting in, and use my regular cleanser in the shower.
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I always feel bad about taking my makeup off after a day out because I like the way it enhances my face. I just feel I'm wiping away a lot of time and effort, even if I've literally done a 9 to 5 day and it's starting to go a bit off on my face lol. (I've noticed my face makeup starts to go a bit oily after hours of wear, even though my skin is dry as hell?)
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    Krin
    Krin
    i'm kind of the opposite, washing my face is super addicting mostly because i love the way my cleanser feels (and my serious mask addiction), but i always feel bad about taking off a really nice makeup job :,(
    when i first got a computer i was really impressed by the recycle bin....i was like woah you can straight up drag things into the trash....and the trash goes from empty to full....so cool
    Krin
    Krin
    I remember when I was really little and my dad let me have this big hunky old PC in my room, and I always thought the recycle bin was cute how you could throw a file in there and it would look like paper in the little bin
    my friend decided to splurge and get the v5 premium starter pack and the meikas today and im jealous of how good her computer is mine doesn't even have enough storage space for like 3 vbs lmao
    cafenurse
    cafenurse
    obviously id have more space for vocaloid vbs if i uninstalled some other stuff i dont use but...what if one day i want to play all 30 of the nancy drew games at once huh??? cant uninstall those now can i
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    how DARE you call me out like this
    (although while i own them all i guess i only have about 10 installed rn lol)
    my bangs are at that uncomfortable length now where they go past my eyes but i cant quite tuck them behind my ears
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    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    When that happens, I use hair clips to pin them by my ears.

    I hate it when you grow out your bangs and they're long but not long enough to reach a ponytail. I would wear a headband + hair clips but loose hairs would always fly around and tickle my nose when it was windy.
    cafenurse
    cafenurse
    Yeah, I was trying to grow them out but I've been comparing pictures of me before and after bangs and I think I want them back again lol....but I don't trust myself to cut them!
    Tomorrow I'm starting my job and I'm excited to wear makeup and have it be seen lmao. I spend so much money and time on my fake face I want people to SEE IT
    i love new note-taking supplies...new notebooks...new highlighters....new PENS.... :kokone_lili: im so ready to do some music theory studying this summer
    unpopular opinion thats not vocaloid related: resident evil 0 is a GOOD game and im so tired of everyone calling it one of the worst resident evil games it was a GOOD game and rebecca is an angel how can yall put her down like this rebecca did not fight off hordes of zombies and leeches to be DISRESPECTED like this
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    Krin
    Krin
    i never got around to playing it but i honestly never understood the hate around it. the gameplay looks fine but i just saw everyone bitching about how clunky it was :/ it must not be that bad if it's rated 84% positive on steam though??
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    How can anyone call it the worst RE game when RE6 exists (let alone several of the spinoffs) :/

    I will admit I don't like it as well as the REmake or RE2 (original), but I still really like it
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