Ugh, this entire Fee situation has made me want to distance myself from vocal synth entirely for a while. I just don't want to think about it. I mean I know this stuff has been around for a while (with Kiritan and everything), but here? It feels like the entire character is about creepo shit. Don't want this to tarnish the thing I enjoy the most. I'm disgusted.
It's great to be back home with a refreshed excitement for vocal synths again, I almost felt that my burnout was never going to end. Vacation is nice, but d a m n , I can just barely handle a full week of it. I'm gonna be tired for days... guess I'll make this week a vocal synth week :]
(Please excuse the absolute trash photography of Colorful Drop Miku, she is so tucked in in the display cabinet that it's hard to get a good picture of her and I don't feel like taking her out of there orz)
I should really get my own Detolf, they're temporarily in a display cabinet in our living room, and since it's supposed to be a pretty general cozy place, having these colorful anime girls there is... pretty jarring. My room just isn't really fit for it yet ^^"
I want to use Tei so badly, but I've completely forgotten how to use low-spec UTAUs. I'm so used to being spoiled with voicebanks that have multiple pitches, glottal stops, vocal fry, etc. - and here's Tei who doesn't even have end breaths ;v;
I hate how I can't, for the life of me, enjoy Resonance by Home anymore. I have this crippling fear of thunderstorms, and since this song has a good amount of bass, it's my go-to for whenever there's thunder (I don't even know if the bass helps, I think it has just become more of a safety blanket for me now). Whenever I hear this song outside of that setting, though, it's ear piercing because I'm forced to listen to it non-stop on high volume for hours on end, it loops endlessly in my mind to the point where it's almost numbing. Luckily, my brother found this gem of a channel. It basically takes Resonance (for the most part) and puts it in different time signatures, keys and other changes, making pretty much a "new" song with the same vibe. God bless. But I'm still salty that I've permanently lost my fondness for the original, I used to love it so...
Had a flashback to when I didn't even know what Vocaloid was and just knew about the Cryptonloids through googoo888's Project Diva videos, and I really didn't like Meiko because I thought she was a sort of rival/ripoff of Miku made by some other company??? Like for no reason whatsoever
I'm graduating 9th grade in about 2.5 hours from now. I feel like I should be absolutely thrilled, but as much as I detest school, I will miss actually talking to people IRL other than my family, since that's pretty much the only place where I've gotten to do that. I'll most likely take a sabbatical year, since it would drain all the energy out of me and my folks if returned to school immediately after summer break. Now to find something productive to do in the meantime...
I found these super cute Kotonoha Akane & Aoi figures, but they're made by FOTS Japan which is supposedly a truly terrible manufacturer, as most of their figures arrive with broken pieces and have mediocre paint jobs. 🥲
I also have the Miku Noodle Stopper figure which I got for my birthday, so I own 3 figures so far. I pre-ordered the Miku Expo 5th Anniversary figure last year, so that'll show up next year. It's so fun to start a little collection!
I'm currently working on a Swedish translation for SynthV. I don't know if it'll be of much use since most Swedes speak English pretty well, so it's mostly just for fun! But if I'm happy enough with it, I might release it for the few Swedish Vocalsynth fans there are in the world.
(Also, man, I underestimated how hard it is to translate from English to Swedish. It's much easier the other way around.)