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  • Cangqiong is here!! Well, "here" as in "at the post office, to be delivered to me tomorrow". Seriously wish I could just drive to the post office and get her myself, but nooooooooo, I just HAD to be exposed to COVID... on the bright side, my manager called and said the affected coworker is pulling through well and will be A-Okay! So all that's left to do is stave off the cabin fever.

    Well, I'm about to watch Digimon with my girlfriend, and then I wanna play around in Neutrino some more, so I'll have plenty to do until tomorrow at least!
    Well, I was rather unexpectedly granted a paid and fully-mandatory one-week vacation. The good news is, the suspected initial exposure was over a week ago, so if anything were to happen, it would have happened by now. So I get to take it easy for the next week!

    ...which is to say, one of my coworkers has COVID and I was the last one in contact with him. Since masks are mandated at work, and since, again, I haven't worked a shift with him since last week, the chances I have it are slim, so I'm just gonna take care and take it easy!
    After THREE FREAKING WEEKS, I finally have an update on Cangqiong! As of this morning, she's still in LA. I wonder what held her up for so long... surely the fact that she came from the purported Ground Zero for COVID had nothing to do with it. :clara_ani_lili:

    Well! The fact that she at least got an update is encouraging! I'll be keeping an eye on her.
    Leon
    Leon
    Hehe yeah I gave up on watching mine's shipping at all, and she showed up randomly like a month after she arrived in the US! She'll be there eventuallyyyyyy
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Ah, I'm glad it's normal then! I got thrown off since Haiyi only took a week to get here... but that was pre-COVID. I should have expected this.

    Well! What matters is, she'll be in my hands soon enough!
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    Leon
    Yes!! And if you're able to make yourself stop checking shipping updates, it'll be a pleasant surprise when she shows!! LOL
    I accidentally put myself in the red this past week, so I can't really afford to buy much more than food and gas for the next two or three paychecks.

    Which is to say, next week's SynthV announcements are NOT going to be kind on my wallet.
    GreenFantasy64
    GreenFantasy64
    Hopefully it's just a SynthV 2 reveal and its release date along with a few singers showcase, and not they just releasing it at the livestream? :rune_lili::qingxian_ani_lili:
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    That's my hope... I'm just paranoid they're gonna be like "Surprise! This amazing new singer goes on sale tomorrow!" Logically I know that's probably not gonna happen, but still, given how many we're supposed to be getting, it's all-around terrible news for my wallet. :clara_ani_lili:
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    I'm hoping it goes on sale ASAP. I have four in-progress projects that I'd like to use with the new SynthV.
    Does YouTube screw the audio up for anyone else? Everything will sound perfect up to the moment I publish it, and then it's just... way too quiet. I tried increasing the volume of the audio itself and then re-uploading the video, but not only was it just as quiet, it had that crackly, compressed quality associated with tracks that are being blasted far too loud.

    How do I fix that? Google's not being helpful, and I haven't really had this happen before...
    Krin
    Krin
    soundcloud does that same normalising bs. i might have to try that next time i upload o.o
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    I should mention that Nico Video does not support FLAC. This is especially important to know because uploading to Nico Video from the wrong side of the Pacific takes a long time, and the site will only tell you that FLAC is not supported after the uploading process has reached 100%. (Yes, I'm speaking from experience.)

    To prepare my videos for Nico uploading, I run them through VLC to convert the FLAC audio to AAC, whilst keeping the original video data. It only takes a few seconds to accomplish this.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Thank you!! You’re a lifesaver!
    So Bruno and Clara shipped out from Barcelona two days ago.

    According to DHL, they'll be at my front door in about six hours max.

    ...holy shit, I thought this would be a Piko-type situation where the company had long-since abandoned their Vocaloids, but Voctro Labs DELIVERS.
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    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    And for reference, no, I didn't even pay shipping. I payed ~$124 for the Vocaloids, and they payed the shipping themselves. Voctro Labs, you've got yourself a new loyal customer!
    The Japanese version of Say So is gorgeous and an absolute bop, but you know what Doja Cat song I REALLY wanna see in Japanese?

    *CW: Intensely sexual and profane lyrics and imagery*

    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Like, no joke, I can't get enough of this song. If someone made Japanese lyrics for it I'd cover it in a heartbeat.
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    Prism
    I feel the same about juicy
    Why do people think saying “Well, I guess I won’t be coming back!” will make workers bend to their will to satisfy them? Sir, what you’re wanting me to do is a blatant breach of store policy and your once-a-month $20 purchases aren’t going to have a single bit of impact on us. We’re about as small as a major retailer can be, with just around ten employees, but we’ll survive.

    Your total today is $20.34. Thank you and never come back.
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    I think that's the Karen way to attempt to "threaten" workers/make it out like they are really important to the survival of a business. Kind of like how they think normal workers are in control of prices (ex: they complain to you when they are too high, it's not like you pick them, but they assume you do?? Or that you care to go to the effort to tell a higher up that Jimmy complained the watermelons are too expensive in December?) so they're like imagining that you will care if corporate loses out on one rumpish gremlin, er, I mean a very valuable customer.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    God, why do Boomers think the entire world revolves around them? I've had the F-bomb slung at me twice in the past two days and countless less profane but equally rude things by fifty- and sixty-somethings because they weren't satisfied with either the prices, the lack of what they were looking for, or the speed at which the line went (never mind that I'm usually the only one on the register). Like, 1.) I don't control any of those things and 2.) even if I could, what good does cussing a twenty-something out do, other than prove how sad and pathetic your world view is?

    I've promised myself I won't let myself become rude and jaded by retail like a certain one of my coworkers has, but damn if I'm not having to learn to grow a thicker skin.
    cafenurse
    cafenurse
    ive become rude and jaded and it makes me feel bad sometimes when i see new people who are really nice and everyone likes them lmao...but it takes a strong person to stay nice after working in customer service for over a year. i hope u can do it peaches
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