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Nov. 19th, 2010 @ 07:33 am
Come on, self, are we seriously falling into a "12 hours sleep-36 hours awake" pattern? This is terrible and you know it. On the bright side, I'm much more sociable when I haven't slept in 30 hours or so. Less restrained, more inclined to casually insult people in a friendly way. Also to ironically pretend like I'm someone whose opinion matters (and thus highlight how that isn't the case at all). Who knows, maybe I'm more likable this way. I talk more.

But hey what I'm here to write about is something I haven't brought up in a while: Vocaloids. Specifically a recent concert put on by Vocaloid featuring Hatsune Miku and co., or rather holograms of them. I am torn between being impressed out of my mind and being giddy with excitement at the idea that holograms are this awesome. I went into this expecting to feel some sadness at humanity, but one line from the The Escapist article prevented it.

"I'm not sure how I feel about all of this. While I appreciate that the technology is somewhat amazing, especially the combination 3D holograms, with a software voice and live musicians. Hatsune Miku is clearly popular, judging by the hundreds of adoring fans in these videos, so there must be a place for a fake popstar."

Once more,
"there must be a place for a fake popstar"

hahahahaha oh goodness me. It's called POP MUSIC. That is the place where fake people grow and flourish. Are raised and flourish. At least with Vocaloids, there's no deception involved. Miku is fake. She has a giant bobbly anime head with big goobly eyes and no one thinks otherwise.

The most exciting thing, though, is that she blurs. The future is here, and it's everything we hoped for. Check out when she starts running around at about 22" here. Just like all the dorky sci-fi predicted! So magical.

Oh gosh they even used the Disappearance of Hatsune Miku to considerable effect. I expected to be disappointed until the end. I was hoping for them to really take advantage of the fact that here was a song about a program being corrupted being performed by a program that is being projected into the real world, and in the end they did. But not until then. I was hoping for glitches to show up throughout the song and stuff, but man it was satisfying the way things worked out.

What's really fascinating is seeing the crowd respond to the performances. Part of it must be for the sake of the other performers-the percussionists, the guitarist, etc. Part of it must be for the producers, the technicians, for everyone whose work goes into it. But the hushes in Kokoro... those are for the performer. For the symbol of a person that's been put on stage as the focal point, that represents the source of the music they hear without actually being it. Ha, but once again, I just described your standard pop performer anyway, so maybe Vocaloids aren't such a big change anyway.

Anyway, I think this is cool and everyone should think so too.

Current Music: Melt Live
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New best icon ever. :D Nov. 4th, 2009 @ 12:10 am
Hideo Kojima A "Huge Fan" Of Twilight!


I keep on having these random urges to play characters from all over. Dahlia Hawthorne and Ini Miney from Ace Attorney, Dilandou from Escaflowne, and Rossiu from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann seem to be the big ones at the moment, plus another Pokemon OC. I was shocked to discover that no one makes icons of Claydol for some reason! Might go with a gijinka this time, anyway, though I'll probably have to draw it myself. And I'm not really any kind of artist, sooo.

Ah, well. I don't have the time to be playing any new characters, anyway. D| People are probably sick of me throwing in a tag or two every day and dragging things out for ages. I finally wrapped up a thread that started around two weeks ago over in [livejournal.com profile] pokedressing. And then in [livejournal.com profile] bubblevoid I'm in one that started on the 10th. It's a good thing that being slow and backdating is normal there, and it's kind of excused by being in log format between three people.

Oh yeah, speaking of drawing! )

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Sep. 29th, 2009 @ 12:26 pm
Hooray, I'm being a far better student this year! I wonder if it'll actually make a difference. I guess I'll see.

Ha, I should never let myself get comfortable with anyone ever, though. Apparently I'm still just as much of an imp as I was a decade ago, just in a more subtle way. Now Taylor and Katherine are probably assuming that I've asked my friend Martina out at some point just because I let the topic drift when they told me about their theory instead of just denying it. |B ENJOY YOUR INCORRECT ASSUMPTIONS HA HA i'm the worst friend ever.

And I'm practically a war criminal, too! In the past several weeks I have drugged, sexually assaulted, and gassed fruit flies en masse. IT IS A LITTLE DISTURBING but such is the life of a bio major, I guess. Still, it's uncomfortable for me to treat a living thing like it's that insignificant, even if it kind of is.

Man, I'm so boring lately. Have some music: Revolution by Kagamine Rin and Len and Quand Nina est Saoule by OURS. Uh, and Rain by Yoko Kanno is pretty awesome. I've kind of fallen in love with Yoko Kanno lately.

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Jun. 7th, 2009 @ 09:47 pm
aaaaaugh my computer. Now it doesn't know it has a touchpad. A touchpad. PI. PI THAT IS BUILT INTO YOU. YOU CAN DO THIS. But I don't even know why it was a surprise. He's been doing that with the speakers for about half a year now.

I think I need a new computer. A friend suggested that it might be a virus so I had McAfee scan the hard drive. It made it to about 70 percent before the computer (as it has been prone to do lately) and it froze up completely. I had to restart it.

I apparently need a new computer. One that's not an Acer.

In the meantime, I'm using my sister's old laptop and it feels really weird. JEN JEN DOES THIS COMPUTER HAVE A NAME? IS IT A BOYDUDE OR A GIRLDUDE? COME ON YOU HAVE TO HAVE NAMED IT.


WHAT THE DEVIL DID YOU DO TO THIS KEYBOARD? IT IS ALL MASHED UP. HALF THE TIME THE 'U' DOESN'T EVEN WORK. The up button is even worse why is it inside-out, jen, why?

But it's still better than Pi. Sob. A song for his memory. "Compressed farewell song" indeed.

Hey, I discovered some little group that no one's ever heard of called Simon & Garfunkel hurrr :B But I really like their stuff. Uh, a couple of my favourites: At the Zoo
7 O'Clock News
And naturally The Sound of Silence, I am a Rock, Scarborough Fair and more. :B

I just found out that the free wireless that for some reason we have downtown connects to the internet. I can dick around the internet when work is slow if I bring my laptop! I could anyway because the computers there have internet access but it somehow feels sleazy to use work computers to slack off, I don't know.

I worked a little on that essay I was thinking about regarding my weird morals when it comes to downloading, but it needs to be completely reworked. It rambles like a fairy-tale path, if you get my meaning.

Oh! And back to Vocaloids for a moment! The newest in the series is Luca, and she is equipped to sing in English. Here, check these fella's out:

Since we're on the topic of Simon and Garfunkel, Scarborough Fair
Video Killed the Radio Star
It Don't Mean A Thing I have been on such a jazz kick lately, it's kind of unusual.

Man I love those hollow soulless voices. :3

ALSO I've figured out where all of the intelligent commenters on YouTube are hiding! Opera videos! Here, Niun mi tema performed by Jon Vickers. This guy is from my hometown, dudes! He's one of our half-dozen people who lived here to ever be famous. CHECK OUT THE COMMENTS! IT IS SURREAL.

uh i'm abot done now.

Gdit this keyboard is going to make typing a pain. :v

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hassasdgoiahw I just typed up a huge gigantic list of links and then deleted it all. :[ GJ SELF.





*Warning: contains Japan.

**If you're looking for this footnote, look a few paragraphs up. I know, I know...

Edit a million years later: Look other music

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MOOD TODAY: CONFLICTED May. 5th, 2009 @ 11:46 pm
I forgot to mention that before my interview I went and got a haircut because I had really fricking long hair. I don't any more- I instructed my hair...dresser dude. Uh, his name is Darrell. I basically told Darrell that I needed to look respectable for a job interview and that I like having my stupid long bangs* but everything needed to be cut.

I came out looking more than ever like the incredible fusion of Quatre Winner and Koushiro Izumi. That made me smile.

But then today I realized that it also makes me look more than ever like Archie (from the comic). HM. CONFLICTED.

Oh also, I got the museum job! 8D And from the sounds of it, more than one of my friends got in as well! Score!. Guh, I kind of feel like I don't deserve it, though, because apparently the dude interviewing me plays bridge with my grandparents and one of my references is a member of the Historical Society and is a family friend... but I hardly know her personally. It was pretty much blatant name dropping. :/ Aaaaaand augh. :/ He did say that it was Charlotte- my manager from Sears- who he called for a reference, so that's something, at least. There's no way that anything but my own value as a worker has influenced her.

Guh, but I'm feeling like they need me at the clinic to take care of filing, too, which pays more buuuut I'll be working in the same building as my parents which is just not good on a resume and besides, filing is so much less awesome that giving tours around museums (and downtown PA**) ANYWAY, I AM CONFLICTED HERE, TOO, except there isn't really any way to say no to this job. I want it so badly and now I have it and augh I wish I knew that I deserved it!

FINALLY, I am conflicted about this video. I'll warn you right now, it is very typically Japanese***. BUT I DIG THE MUSIC and the gratuitous fighting.

*Dangit, I'm not making eye contact with just anyone!

**I'd better go buy a knife or something, haha. :B except aaaaaaaaa

***For those of you who aren't giant weeaboos giant weeaboos, that means (possibly underage) pantyshots.**** And, uh, hammerspace in Miku's... skirt. 8| JAPAN I JUST DON'T KNOW ANY MORE. It ends with a valuable lesson, though- it's okay to snoop at girls underwear as long as you don't take any. wtfffffff

****But not as underage as some I've seen, thank you very cute video with a what, six-year old chibi Pikachu moemon that ended with her falling over and showing her panties. THANKS JAPAN JUST WHAT EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE TEE HEE~ SURPRISE PEDOPHILIA~ >:|


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