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  • I've got three new posters: that Piapro one with Len in a man bun, a piece of my Utau OTP, and an Iron Maiden graphic that I desperately wanted to get on a shirt when I first saw them in concert but my "friend" refused to buy it for me because she thought I was too fat to fit into an XL. (It's been four years and I'm STILL salty.) I'm still at a loss of what else to do... I just. I don't know. Printing and posting fan art without the consent of the artists seems weird, and Crypton's the only company that puts out official art that's so poster-worthy aside from, well, the p*dophile whose art no longer hangs in my room.

    I don't know why I'm stressing so hard over this. Maybe it's just projection. It's not so much the art that's stressing me out, it's the realization that I'm no longer permitted to enjoy my favorite VB or any associated with her without myself being associated with the scum of the earth. I keep thinking that if I can fill my walls up again, it'll be easier to forget. I just hope that's true.
    Anyone who says Modern Spongebob is no good needs to go binge Season 11 right now. While you're at it, catch up on Season 12 and dabble in Season 10 as well.

    At the very least, watch Chatterbox Gary and try to tell me it's not hilarious. (It features Keith David, who voices the cat in Coraline!)
    I'm at a loss. Even after getting so many good suggestions, my walls are so empty, and I can't just plaster the Cryptonloids all over the place. They make up like 80% of what I have up already. I keep thinking "Well I'll just look up some Medium5 art and--" and then I remember that's the whole reason I took down half my posters in the first place.

    I might just have to live with empty walls a while longer. I'm gonna get a stern talking-to by the print manager if I overuse the poster paper. :clara_ani_lili:
    Asumi Shuo. I've known you for about ten minutes, yet already I'd die for you.


    I can't get excited over Xingchen AI. Not after the Fee controversy, and the acknowledgement that I'm no better for supporting ATDan. It might be time to say goodbye to Quadimension as whole. I've taken down all of my Medium5 posters, and it's to the point I'm considering selling my VBs, Haiyi included. Supporting Quadimension when they've got someone like ATDan on their team would be no different from supporting Fee I think.

    Mmm... guess it's time to find a new favorite.
    Kazumimi
    Kazumimi
    God, I feel really badly for you, honestly. I feel like this would be how I'd feel if I suddenly had to stop stanning Tei because her creators (God forbid) turned out to be like... well... that.
    I know Quadi probably doesn't care what the western fandom thinks since we aren't their target market, but maybe it's time for vocal synth fans who don't condone stuff like what ATDan or FEE's company do to make themselves/ourselves heard? (But in a tactful way, of course.) Who knows? Maybe it might be possible to make a difference or maybe it'll catch on in other places... :len_rylitah:
    It's a wing and a prayer, but I will hope that maybe Fee will have sparked something in the people that are against this crap. :miku3_move:
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    I'm talking it out with Patuk... companies have done morally wrong things with their vocals and we continue to love and support them. Una has an official body pillow, yet people didn't throw away their Una VBs when that happened.

    It's basically a battle of my head telling me "There's problematic aspects of Quadimension, but you can continue to love and support their products for what they are while criticizing the worst aspects of their marketing," while my heart tells me "You're literally a p*dophile if you don't burn all of your Quadimension VBs right now and the fact that you're hesitating proves you're a bad person that deserves to die painfully and immediately".

    I really, really hope something comes of all of this. Will it? Hell if I know. But I'd love to see less of, well, this.
    Kazumimi
    Kazumimi
    Yeah, I can imagine. I'd like to give my two cents, but to be completely honest, I'm absolutely stumped for once, though I think the second one is a little extreme--and I know that none of us really realized until a year or two ago what a creep Atdan really is, and that happened after you bought the voicebanks, iirc. so it's not like you bought them knowing that there was sketchiness going on. And, at the very least you recognize and acknowledge what's been going on with these companies--that's better than nothing, I think.
    Happiness is getting your girlfriend into your favorite extreme cinema film and then listening to her tearing the absolute living shit out of its mainstream remake.
    My special blend worked perfectly, and I awoke to my cats knocking over all of my synth boxes, my medication bottles, and all of my books to protest the fact that I still wasn’t out of bed. Ah, the life.

    I rediscovered a piece I’d started on but quickly gave up on, and I'd like to try getting more of it done! It’s a super pretty song with a super bad choice of vocal, so I’m giving it some Meiko Dark love.
    Ah, this is one of those double dose of NyQuil and a shot of vodka kinda nights. If I’m gonna recover from this week, I’m gonna start by knocking myself out into a pure, clean slate, and when I awaken I’ll do so with a renewed sense of anticipation and optimism.

    Or I’ll be hungover all morning because I can’t hold my alcohol. Either way, I won’t be at work, so win-win.
    In light of the Fee controversy, I've called myself out on my hypocritical support of ATDan, even though he's damn-near the sole source of Medium5's problematic content. I've got three Haiyi posters and a 7ft long banner with all 5 girls illustrated by them, and they're going in the trash!

    But now I need something to take their place, so if y'all could spam me with your favorite vocalsynth art 👉👈
    In lighter news: remember how I mentioned finding Miku NT's niche? I think it's trance! Doing hardcore work is difficult because NT crashes so much, but I enjoy using her otherwise.

    I kind of regret buying Maki's talk banks now. Not because they're bad or I don't enjoy using them; on the contrary, I love them, and even in their clunky-ass editor they're both so much fun to use! But I can't stand the thought of supporting the team behind CeVIO after Fee. The situation surrounding Kafu makes me extremely uncomfortable, but since it's all subtext, I can attribute it to Kaf/Kafu's team alone. But for Techno-Speech to see a character whose project page lays out, in no uncertain terms, that 1.) she's underage and 2.) she's there to fulfill your sexual fantasies, and let's throw in some nude references, and say "Yes, this is something we want on our engine! We support this!"... it's revolting.

    Hmm. Where do I go from here? I can't get a refund and there's no takesies-backsies, so I should just enjoy Maki's banks while refusing to support CeVIO's further endeavors, but at the same time, I feel horrible. I don't like it. And I'm ready for CeVIO AI to die if this is the content they're going to have and support.
    Kazumimi
    Kazumimi
    Ugh--I can only imagine... I guess give it a little time and if it continues to bother you, you could always sell them second-hand or give them away!
    Also, yeah. I kinda despise CeVIO now as well--I wanted Maki's talk banks, but now?? Yeah. I think I'll pass, unfortunately.
    Rylitah
    Rylitah
    I'm in the same boat, but with a different company orz. I've loved Zunko and her sisters since before her company's gross encouragement of a certain demographic was well known, and have owned them for quite a while. I was :/ when I found out they supported what their fans were doing, but at the very least I still wanted to make wholesome content with them (since at the time I didn't know of anything official they actually did with the characters) and just ignore everything else.

    Then SSS got into NFTs, and yeah.... it feels bad just thinking about using any of them now. I don't want to give them a single dollar more than I have (which is why I skipped the Tohoku plushes despite buying every single one before them), but at the same time, it's like... I've already spent hundreds on these products. Am I supposed to just not use them anymore?

    So yeah, it's a really tough situation to be in. I don't even know what to do about it still, but know that you aren't the only one who's really conflicted about something like this orz
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I'll probably keep following CeVIO news since specific Vocaloid news has gone completely dead for the most part, but I do now see it negatively compared to say, SynthV. (And even then, the Medium5 girls on SynthV have their own issues, though it's more to do with their company rather than the program itself.)
    While stalking Akari's ship status, I saw and remembered that, sometime last month, I won an auction for an in-depth Japanese guide to the first BM game. Storage time remaining: 3 days.

    The good news: Akari shipped about 36 hours ago, meaning she should be at the warehouse within the next few days. Let's hope Akari gets there within the next three days so I can consolidate them, because I do NOT wanna give that treasure up!
    Mmmmmmmmm... if I ever wanna combat my overspending and hoarding, I've gotta critically analyze whether things I wanna drop money on are worth it.

    Senjutsu Deluxe Boxset. $125. What exactly do I want from it that I can't get in the standard release? The concept art booklet for the Writing on the Wall video and the fancy box it comes in. The rest of the stuff? I'll look at it and be in awe for a few minutes and then it'll go right back in that fancy box.

    Mmmmmm... the concept art booklet will be uploaded inevitably, and for $100 less I still get the CD with a beautiful booklet and cover art. And with that extra $100, I can get a haircut, a pedicure, and with any luck, that VB on Mercari that I've been eyeing that I'm praying no one snatches up before my paycheck hits tomorrow.

    Or I could save it, but why would I do something logical like that? :clara_ani_lili:
    Every time, without fail, no matter how hard I try.

    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    On the topic of Hajimete no Oto, please watch this amazing usage of Miku in which she sings in Tagalog!

    sketchesofpayne
    sketchesofpayne
    Good lord. The Magical Mirai 2017 performance absolutely breaks me every single time. I didn't really think too hard about "Hajimete no Oto" in the past. I heard it almost 14 years ago now. It was just one of the songs that was always there in the background that I'd listen to every so often. But it has taken on so much more meaning as time has passed! I think it's the crowd singing along with the song that really gets to me.

    If you met me in real life, I'm a stolid, inscrutable, and polite person who wouldn't be caught dead displaying intense emotions, let alone crying, in public. I doubt anyone could even imagine me at home alone with my headphones on, in tears, wiping my eyes, and blowing my nose because of a pretty song sung by a digital girl.
    Is this literally just the same song and video Iron Maiden released last month with sound effects added in? Yes.

    Have I watched this three times already? Also yes.

    Am I prioritizing pre-ordering the Super Deluxe Boxset of Senjutsu the minute my paycheck hits my account? Hell yes.

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    Have I lost count of how many times I watched the original? Yes.

    Did I still yell "EDDIE!" loud enough to startle my cats at 4:06? Oh fuck yes.
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