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Voicebanks are a lot like American Girls dolls. You think you can get away with just having one, but then you start developing a personality for them and before long you're thinking about how lonely they are being the only one.
Then you end up with 5 of them and are constantly thinking about different interactions between everyone. Your head-cannons are changing every other week and completely contradict what the author wrote about them, but you don't care, because that's how YOUR version is. Your family probably says that it's a waste of time/money and that you need to grow up, but you're happy to invest every second of your life in your dumb little hobby.
far fetched headcannon time: What is Defoko hates Momo because Momo was made to be Defoko’s replacement? Think about it: Defoko was the first Utauloid, and has a rough, robotic voice that’s hard to work with. So, Momone Momo was made to replace them, having a cuter, more original design, a nicer personality, and more realistic voice. Knowing that they have effectively been outshined, they actively bully Momone Momo and take advantage of their kind personality. Maybe Momo’s detachable head was made to be an emergency getaway mechanism, something that Defoko does not have (hence why they steal it). Defoko isn’t really known to be mean to anyone but Momo, and generally wasn’t portrayed as mean before Momo. It’s all just jealousy.
Do any Vocaloids have a "sad" append? I'm only asking because the Ruko voicebank I use has one, but I've never really seen it for any Vocaloids (or even any other Utauloids for that matter). I didn't really think it was worth making a thread over, but I am curious.
Headcannon time: Sukone Tei began to notice the newfound popularity of newer voice synth programs, and soon grew the same resentment to them that she has for Vocaloid. She especially noticed that Synth V was growing super popular with it's high quality voicebanks, and, just like Utau, you could use a version of it for free. This resentment only grew as Synth V became more and more popular, overshadowing Utau. Recently, she decided to do something about it. With the help of some other Utauloids, she decided that the only way to bring attention back to Utau was to hack into Synth V and ruin the voicebanks so that people would have to find another alternative. The "update" launched, and many eager people downloaded it without thinking. Unfortunantley, Tei failed to realize that people could just revert back to previous versions. Her plan had ultimantley failed, but she waits eagerly in prison to do it again when she gets released. It could be soon, it could be a long time from now. Even if Synth V gets fixed, one day she will ruin it again...
Wow I did not mean for that to turn into some kind of terrible creepypasta... Oh well, a bad explanation is better than no explantion.
What percentage of vocaloid fans would you say are also fans of anime? I feel like most of them either anime fans who discovered vocaloid from seeing the anime-like characters and becoming interested, or randomly found vocaloid and later got into anime because of it.