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  • I've got a comment on my newest chapter - from someone I've never seen on my fics before! They left it on anon, so I hope they check back and see the response I left. (They asked a question, so I answered it and then thanked them.)

    ...do you have to enter an email address to comment on anon on Ao3? I know some sites make you do that, but I don't have enough experience going anon on Ao3 to know for sure.
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    patuk
    patuk
    Yea! Seems like you have to but most people use 10 minute mail for this kind of stuff so it's not really an issue.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Okay. I was hoping they entered an email so they'd be notified that I responded is all. Thank you!
    patuk
    patuk
    If they used 10 minute mail they wont get notified but maybe theyll go hack to ur fic to see if you left a reply!
    The logical half of my brain: "I just posted this chapter a few hours ago. I write for a rarepair and there's tons of Vocaloid fics on Ao3, so it's natural that it's only gotten two views. It's doing well, all things considered!"

    The other, much louder half of my brain: "Welp. Everyone hates it. Time to delete my account, move to New Zealand to start a new life as a sheep herder, and never write again."
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    This happens literally every time I post a new chapter. How do you just... not care? Because I care too much, heh.
    RoboCheatsyTM
    RoboCheatsyTM
    It takes a while to shake the feeling of people not liking something because it's not getting as much attention as you'd like. It's disappointing, but if you just kinda "write for yourself" (cheesy. I know) rather than hoping to get a lot of views or smth, you'll get more enjoyment out of it and feel better . :kaito2_move:

    (Also, not checking your views/etc. often helps a lot. Because when you go a longer time and then check, it looks like there's more stuff than if you, say, check daily. Maybe check once a week or a couple days after you upload a new chapter, then leave it.)
    I literally JUST finished rendering a new cover last night, and I've already found my next project. I can't stop. Help.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    I found a Japanese version of Seattle Story II, so I'm gonna cover that next! Since I can't link Bilibili videos right now, here's the original, reprinted on YouTube:

    I really wanna cover it with Len as Ling and Oliver as Tianyi, because it perfectly fits my headcanons for them (right down to Oliver being able to eat his body weight in a single meal :LOL: ), but I haven't decided for sure yet.
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    patuk
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    !!! I can imagine Len and Oliver singing this, I think they will sound nice! Looking forward to it!
    cafenurse
    cafenurse
    I love covers I know how you feel! Ill have 10 in progress and then Ill discover a vsqx for a song i like and im like "alright add that to the list"
    Can we not post videos from Bilibili here? I've attempted and it won't show up. I tested it out a few places to see if it was just the page, but it hasn't changed.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    I posted the link alone and through the Media button under that last post. Nothing's showing up on my end. Can you see it? Maybe it's just my computer...
    mobius017
    mobius017
    No, I don't see anything. Definitely something to post to that issues thread I mentioned.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Okay. Thank you!
    One of my favorite Oliver users is coming out with a mini-album... that has two Oliver/Len duets on it! (I've heard one of them, but I think the other one is new.) Today's a good day.
    I've finally got the rendering done for Futari De! That makes it the second of my seventeen WIPs that's actually been fully rendered. Now to start on some tuning!
    Covering Futari De is turning me into an emotional wreck. I have to listen to it a lot to make sure I'm getting the harmonies correct, and it's tearing me apart because it's one of the few OliLen duets that's 1.) really, really good and 2.) fluffy and happy and romantic rather than dramatic or sexualized.

    Listening to it once is enough to make me curl up into a ball of tears asking my three cats why I can't have a love like that. Listening to it over and over again makes me wanna drive out into an open field and watch the stars and be at one with the universe.

    Which means I'm not getting much done.
    I've finished subbing about a third of Atlantis! I'd get a lot more done if Krita didn't keep randomly force-closing... and then there's the issue of trying to keep the text colored to where it can be read, and wondering if the text occasionally changing color is too distracting... Gah, I'm no good at this. I'm hoping it'll be worth it, though!
    Ah, it's finally finished! I'm considering uploading a subbed version of the original video, but given China's attitude with sharing videos... but there's two different versions that are on YouTube, and they haven't been touched yet, so I don't know if it would be alright.
    Because I love translating, and because I love Haiyi's song Atlantis, I'm trying to translate it (even though my Mandarin is hilariously bad). I've found some great resources to help with the translating, though, and I'm cross-referencing my results, so I'm pretty sure it's a decent translation!

    I already thought the song was gorgeous, but piecing together the lyrics makes me love it even more. It's a very bittersweet song.
    mobius017
    mobius017
    Makes sense--if the kana are syllabic, and the kanji contain more "meaning" per character, then the text would be shorter.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Patuk's explanation covers it pretty much. Kanji is their "primary" system, with kana lending a helping hand. Katakana in particular is used for loanwords from other languages, which Japanese has a lot of; if you don't know the word for something, you can just write the word out in katakana in its original language. You don't have that luxury with Chinese. Japanese is just easier to learn for native English speakers, I think, but they're both equally complex and beautiful languages.
    mobius017
    I'm trying to prioritize my Vocaloid/vocalsynth wishlist before Black Friday, so I'm not spending too much for stuff I don't really want. My first and foremost goal is to get the NemuRion set, then Sachiko. Beyond that, I really want Maika and Ruby, but 1.) I doubt Ruby will go on sale because PowerFX never has sales and 2.) I'm also heavily debating taking the plunge and getting Haiyi.

    Do I know enough Mandarin to justify getting Haiyi? No. Do I love Haiyi and want her anyway? Hell yes.

    Help.
    patuk
    patuk
    probably wait to get Ruby for christmas tbh.
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    I have never seen PFX run a sale.

    Voctro runs sales around Black Friday, however, and pretty much only that time of year.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Yeah, I knew Voctro ran sales. Last Black Friday, an old friend from college (who knows knows nothing about Vocaloid, so to this day I have no idea how she found it) sent me a link to their sale, but I didn't partake because I didn't know a lick of Spanish. So I'll probably get Maika before I get Ruby, since she'll be a lot cheaper, and I'm actually learning Spanish now.
    So one of my favorite OliLen duets has an official off-vocal, and it just so happens to sound perfect with Rin V4X Warm and Miku V4X Sweet...

    At this rate, 1LDK will have to premier at my funeral, because it's gonna take me that long to finish it.
    Ik you make Oliver sing in japanese so you might find this interesting?
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    peaches2217
    God, I wish I could make him sound that good. TToTT
    patuk
    patuk
    I'm believe you'll be able to do that! :kaito_move:

    Oh also I imagine mixing Oliver was super hard in this song!
    I've been trying to do some translation work, and, since I've been on a Mineral Town kick, what better way to practice than with Japanese promotional material for the remake? This took about two hours in total (not counting the half-hour I spent trying to figure out 懺悔 because it's really compressed and hard to read on the original image - actually, Cliff's bio in general I had a lot of trouble with, and it's the one I'm least confident in) and I think it's halfway decent.
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