• Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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Within the past month I have endangered the lives of several people including mine, with my precarious driving. Yesterday, I nearly drove two vehicles off the highway by cutting them off abruptly. A week ago, I snuck between two semi’s while traveling more than thirty-five miles over the speed limit. On the local roads which run outside my house, I came within inches of ending the day early for a few kids playing with their tricycles. In the parking lots of supermarkets I have launched my car nearly five feet into the air by leaping off speed bumps like a ramp.
What could have caused my absolute disregard for self-preservation? What momentous event has triggered the reaper to follow in the wake of my excursions through concrete and asphalt? The only thing that’s changed is that I started listening to Vocaloid again. One song in particular from my past invokes such need for speed, on such an unfathomable level, I can not physically quell it with my silly five-speed Volkswagen. The song in question is of course Little Wings by Caz.
To elaborate, this song was the official theme for the GOODSMILE Racing group and their souped out Miku-Decal Embossed Porsche back in 2010. To win this honor, it had to compete against nearly fifty other entries (Or was that five? I don’t remember.) and was used in one promotional video that I can’t seem to find — and possibly may not actually exist — anywhere on the Interweb.
The important matter is that whenever I hear this song, I am driven to kill myself behind the wheel of my car. The next time I disappear from this blog, that may very well be the reason.
Speaking of recovery, or lack thereof, I proudly admit that I took a year and a half weaning myself off of Hatsune Miku. I have not spent a single dime on that turquoise-haired goblin. I hope to keep it this way. more…
• Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Save yourself some time. This picture explains all you need to know.
So the television run of Black Rock Shooter left me depressed. Since you all know me by now, I’m not talking about the preteen drama.
It had a flimsy story revolving around melodramatic metaphors which occasionally incorporate elements of huke’s artworks. The end result for the most part, failed horribly to provoke any sympathy from my cold dead heart. I have to admit that for an anime designed to capitalize on a niche audience, it was strangely watchable. However, since the “plot” primarily consists of middle school girls exaggerating on the pain of living, much like a Linkin Park song, it’s no surprise the anime is only eight episodes and very difficult to get into.
And what was with the teacher trying to instigate a fight between Deadmaster and Black Rock Shooter? Why did she interfere during the fight with Chariot? Why did she have to go and ruin her students’ lives? Why why why? Everyone would have gone about their days like nothing mattered if she hadn’t butted in. Then she ends up paying for it in the end; but nobody has any harsh words for her. They all smile and become the the best of friends like an episode of Care Bear.
Seriously, fuck that.
• Sunday, February 19th, 2012
This song which was originally composed with Hatsune Miku, based on a MAD (That’s Japanese for Anime Music Videos), which itself was based off a Shaman King Drama CD back around 2010, got noticed by Shueisha who made the original creator’s dream a reality by uniting his composition with Kyouyama Anna’s voice actress Megumi Hayashibara; and it is indeed very Japanese-ey. On NicoNico Douga, it garnered 1.5 million views. And now you can listen to it on youtube until the Internet gets divided amongst the Axis Powers. more…
• Thursday, November 03rd, 2011
Couple days ago my pre-order of Lon’s best of CD came. Lon is a singer on Japanese video site Nico Nico Douga who does Vocaloid songs and many collaborations with other Nico Nico artists. Many of her songs are Kagamine Len and Rin with her ability to smoothly switch between them. She’s known for her little boy voice and many of her hits get millions of views. Her works include Remote Control, Hanging Garden, and GHOST which are also on the disc. A preview can be found on Nico Nico Douga along with Lon’s video list that has some of the included songs.
Bonus features include a strap for sticking on a keychain or apparel and a small mousepad both with designs of Lon’s character. Insert has lyrics and credit pages as expected. Releases such as these that have some of the songs with Vocaloid origins show human vocals can be as good if not better than the original.
EhNani here helped introduce me to this music quite a while back…all your fault. Thanks.
It can be bought on Amazon or many sites that sell similar music.
• Monday, December 06th, 2010
So I’m watching this BD rip of some vocaloid concert in Japan. And just… wow.
That's not a stage, just a giant television.
Even virtual idols don't know how to dance.
This is how Japan takes part in Democracy.
Sure got to hand it to those communists. They sure know how to deliver. I mean, just look at the size of that crowd. Waving their ‘down with America’ paraphernalia, and glowing leeks.
I'm not the only one who needs a life.
• Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
by Miwa Shirow
I hate Vocaloid, and its many abnormal hair colored incarnations. I hate it so much that I could puke. So explain to me… why nearly eight gigabytes of my iPod is occupied by Hatsune Miku and her Nazi friends? Why more than 240$ of my hard-earned paychecks has gone to purchase of synthetic vocal collections? Why I waste many hours out of my week scanning Nico Nico Douga for new songs and videos of that little virtual cunt? But more importantly, why do I cry myself to sleep every night…?