Let’s Talk Vocaloid: Ranking My Favorite Vocaloids

As of late I’ve discovered a love for Vocaloid music.

 

Vocaloid is a singing synthesizer application. The software enables users to synthesize singing by typing in lyrics and melody. It uses synthesizing technology with specially recorded vocals of voice actors or singers.

Thank you, Vocaloid Answers wiki.

May I also mention that there are Vocaloid mascots. Ever heard of Hatsune Miku? I’m guessing you have. She’s one of the biggest and most popular Vocaloid mascots. Well, today I’m going to be ranking my top 4 favorite Vocaloids of all time!

5 – IA

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I just love IA’s voice and it certainly helps that she has such an adorable design! Favorite Song: Revenge Syndrome.

4 – Gumi

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Gumi’s design is so playful and cute with the perfect mix of green and orange. Her voice matches her playful design and she generally seems like a real cutie! Favorite Song: Invisible.

3 – Megurine Luka

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Luka has such a beautiful design and her voice is angelic! Her name means “songs to all around the world as scent spreads.” Cool, right? (Seriously, though, her hair is gorgeous.)

2 – SF-A2 Miki

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Miki is so cute, I love her star motif! Her sci-fi look is very refreshing, considering the common school-uniform look of most of the mascots. Her voice is adorable and I just love her songs! Favorite Song: iNSaNiTY.

And last but not least…..

1 – KAITO

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I know, I know, everyone loves KAITO but he is pretty awesome. His design is just soooooo….blue! And blue is my favorite color. I love his voice, it’s a refreshing difference to the trend of Vocaloids with high and squeaky voices. I can’t help it. I just love KAITO.

 

Well, thank you for reading this, I hope I didn’t overwhelm you with my fanning.

Tell me your favorite Vocaloid(s) in the comments!

I Draw: Very Random, Lots of Stuff

Yeah, I have some random character for you guys today! (also some random fan art <-<)

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A character named Nara. I’m not sure what I’ll do with her yet but I have a few ideas… (btw her eye is white, I wasn’t just too lazy to color it *cough cough* I totally was *cough cough*)
chara from undertale
A cute little doodle of Chara from Undertale.
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A doodle of Frisk from Undertale.
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Harvey’s sister, Cassidy.
harvey and kaden together forever stup(id)endous
Harvey ❤ Kaden. I’m pretty sure this is Kaden’s final design.
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Drake Adams, a businessman. Or shall I say….business DEMON? His human name is Drake Adams but his demon name is Kirā Akuma (which literally translates to Killer Demon or, since Akuma is his first name, Demon the Killer). Also….lol Kiss tongue.

Writing A Different Type of Depressed Character

When you’re writing, depressed characters are an appealing option. They’re so easy to expand a story upon: there’s the backstory of why they’re depressed, the story of how they get help, and romantic interests seem like angels because they’re interested in someone who’s depressed. But when I write a depressed character I try to avoid tropes. This makes things a lot harder. Ahem, I should warn you…there will be mention of suicide and self-harm. (Note: DC means depressed character.)

Depressed Character Tropes

The Loner – This is a trope in which the DC is a loner with no friends and usually little to no family.

The Cutter – This is a trope in which the DC is constantly doing self-harm. Often their parents don’t even notice…somehow.

The Tsundere – This is a trope in which the DC is constantly rude to everyone and justified with “they’re depressed, what do you expect?” Usually they’ll find someone they like (romantically) but try to hide it and deny it for no apparent reason.

Mr/Ms/Mx Obvious – This is a trope in which the DC is obviously depressed to everyone, yet no one makes any attempt to help them except the love interest.

 

These are just a few tropes I’ve found. There are plenty more. But these are the tropes I tried to (mostly) avoid when creating Harvey.

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Harvey Bay Bastion is a young, middle-class gay man with a love of animals and a low-paying job as a barista. Harvey’s only ever had a few boyfriends and things ended badly with all of them and no one really understands why.

You see, Harvey is depressed. But his cutesy, cheerful exterior hides that. Unless you can get close, really close, to him, he won’t show you the side of him that’s constantly scared and lonely. The side that remembers the abuse he suffered for years from his own mother. The side that remembers holding the hand of his dying father. The side that remembers walking in on his brother having killed himself. Harvey’s been alone his whole life and that does something to a person. He acts like a crazy cat-loving barista but every second of every day for him is filled with paranoia that someone might find out who he really is.

But the happier side of Harvey isn’t necessarily fake. He does love cats. He’s a kind, sweet, bubbly man. But everyone has multiple sides to them.

I have given into the Cutter trope with Harvey, but only a bit. He doesn’t hurt himself constantly without any consequences like is common with this trope. Instead he has bursts of self-harm that send him to the hospital.

I really tried to stay away from the trope of him falling love making his depression instantly gone. Harvey is newly married to Kaden Clament and Kaden understands that Harvey is depressed and constantly urges him to get help but Harvey would rather just sweep it under the rug and pretend he’s fine.

I also tried to avoid Harvey having little to no family. He’s the youngest of five. The sister of the two oldest (twins) is the one he’s closest with. The brother of the twins is the one who killed himself. I haven’t developed the other two very much yet but I’m working on them. I might make another post about his siblings in the future.

Anyway, I hope you liked this! Please tell me your thoughts in the comments!

Thanks for reading ~

Pride Flags: List

Here is a list of LGBT pride flags! Please comment any that I have missed! Please do not debate with me “who is LGBT.” Please note that this is a work in progress and I will be adding more. If you don’t see your flag, leave a comment and I’ll try and add it!

Sexualities

Gay

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Lesbian

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Lipstick Lesbian

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Bisexual

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Polysexual

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Romantic Orientations

Aromantic

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Gender Identities

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Agender

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Moster

Let me explain the most strange character(s) I’ve ever had:

Moster

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Profile

Moster has a case of multiple personality disorder. It’s unknown what the original personality was but their personalities are these:

Moster

Pronounced Mow-steer.

Age: 12 years

Gender: Agender

Personality: Moster is quiet and rather sad. They miss their parents and hate how selfish they were, wishing for their life instead of their parents’ lives. Their name comes from Monster but Moster can’t pronounce Ns.

Mo

Pronounced Mow.

Age: 16 years

Gender: Female

Personality: Mo is loud and unpredictable. She’s often homicidal but can be rather maternal at the same time.

Ster

Pronounced Steer.

Age: 16 years.

Gender: Male.

Personality: Ster is impatient and often has to clean up Mo’s messes (usually her homicidal acts). Ster and Mo often fight since they can’t seem to agree on anything, while Moster is usually rather neutral.

Biography

Moster used to be Morune, a young child camping in the forest with their parents. They got lost and Morune’s parents were eaten by wolves but they escaped. Eventually, Morune died from hunger, with their final breath wishing to not die. Their wish was granted and their wounds were patched with gears and scrap metal and they were given new life as a twisted freak, Moster. They finally found their way back to the town but they were treated as a monster and run out of town. They returned to the forest and befriended the wolves who ate their parents.

I Draw: 1 Year of Undertale

Yes, I have been drawing Undertale fan art for over a year! I still remember the first time I played it. Welp, lets look at some of my horrible old Undertale fan art!

My Latest Undertale Fan Art:

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And Here’s Some Old Stuff:

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My first time dabbling in shading and lining. This picture actually wouldn’t be too bad…IF I HAD KEPT IT CONSISTENT AND LINED SANS, TOO.
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Why does Frisk’s head look like that? Is there even a reason? I don’t think there is.
sans and frisk hot dogs
Hot dogs. Mmm…
sans chara and frisk
Mhm. Yes. Um. I. Oh. Uh. This. I….I just can’t….Frisk’s face is flipping adorable in this. That is the only redeeming quality of this picture.
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A selfie Sans took that he later texted to Grillby with the caption: “just busy killing some jerky kid lol wb u?”

 

Blog Schedule

Alright, today I’ve decided to organize my “blog schedule.” This will also be a page on my blog so don’t worry if you miss this post! (Although, if you did miss this post you probably wouldn’t know since you didn’t read it so you wouldn’t have read me telling you not to worry about not reading it. Illuminati confirmed.)

Here is the official blog schedule that I have put together! And yes, this is not daily because I actually have a life outside of my nerdy blog but I’ll try to post as often as possible.

 

My Ultra Boring Life: This is a segment where I just talk about something that’s happened in my life. Don’t worry, I’ll try to have it not be too boring!

Let’s Talk Books: I love books. This will probably be me nerding (that’s a word now) about new books I’ve read or maybe even book reviews.

Let’s Talk Comics: Same thing as Let’s Talk Books except that it’s comics.

Let’s Talk Music: Again, just like Let’s Talk Books but it’s music instead of books.

Let’s Talk Movies: Still the same just movies instead of books.

Let’s Talk Games: Same but games.

I Draw: I’ll post some of my art.

Writer’s Corner: I’ll talk about stuff related to writing.

 

And anything else is just miscellaneous posts. Hope you guys liked this little explanation!

Get Ready For Geek: Welcome To Night Vale Live Show & Anime Convention

“This was the best month of my life.” says the geeky unmarried childless single teenager. Yes, this was the best month of my life. That would be sad if I weren’t barely a teenager (almost a teen, just a few more months). Why?

I Went To An Anime Convention

Turns out, there’s actually an annual anime convention that is held near where I live. I got tickets immediately and went with my mom. But I couldn’t go in my street clothes! That’s ridiculous! This is my first ANIME CONVENTION! So I cosplayed as Frisk from Undertale. It was so awesome! I kept screaming the names of cosplays I saw and then the person would look at me like, “This must be your first anime convention.” I got some great merch, too! A Kyubey backpack (it’s an anime character, look it up) and a collectible figurine of Madoka Kaname (same anime as Kyubey, look it up). It was totally awesome! Let me try to catalogue all the cosplays I saw (I’m not including ones that I recognized but couldn’t place and ones that I just didn’t recognize and ones that I forgot)

Harley Quinn: 4.

the Joker: 2 or 3.

Batman & Other Superheroes: About 5 or 6.

Mario & Luigi: 2.

Soul Eater: 1.

Tokyo Ghoul: 1. (and it was awesome!)

RWBY: 2. (when I saw one I immediately screamed “BLAKE” and everyone stared at me ///0-0///)

My Little Pony: 4. (3 of them were together and then there was 1 lone wolf Pinkie Pie)

I Went To A Welcome To Night Vale Live Show

For the sake of not spoiling anything, I can’t talk too much about this but it was really awesome! I got a Glow Cloud (all hail) shirt and poster to go with my Tarot cards and temporary tattoos! I’m not obsessed. Kevin was not there. This was justified by Steve Carlsberg being there. Best night of my life.

Alright, well, tell me what you guys all think in the comments!

My Old Best Friend Contacted Me Today

*deep breath* Ok…it’s backstory time.

 

When I was younger (probably around 6 or 7 years old) I was really a tomboy. I always played the boy character in imaginary games and I hated pink. Honestly, I always knew I was really a boy. But I made friends with these two girls, sisters. They were my best friends and, even though I’m attracted to girls and was currently crushing on the cutest blonde at the time, I didn’t think of either of them as anything more than friends…well, sisters, I guess. They were both so unique and nice!

The older one, for the sake of privacy, I’m going to call J. She was, about, a year older than me. She loved jewelry and makeup. She always knew the hippest trends. I admired her ability to keep up with the times. These days, I’m kind of an old codger yelling at kids, “In my day, we actually laughed instead of using acronyms!”

The younger one, for the sake of privacy, I’m going to call K. She was, about, a year younger than me. She liked poofy skirts and animals and sparkly things. She loved fashion and sometimes I think she hid her true emotions by just smiling through it.

I was so different from both of them but….it didn’t matter. They’re the only friends that I can think about without having anxiety over embarrassing myself in front of them. It felt like they never judged me. We all had to bend a little because we were so different but we didn’t care. What little we had in common…was enough.

Eventually, J went to school…and I moved away…basically, I lost touch with J and K. I went back to see K a few times over the years but…it was hard.

Today at dinner my mom told me that K asked if I wanted to text. My reaction was, and I quote, “You mean K as in J and K, K?!” I was so excited! My head filled with thoughts like, “This is the best thing ever!”, “Maybe we’ll become best friends again!”, and “I can’t believe this is happening!”

And then one certain thought creeped into my head. One horrible memory of the thing that makes my life so difficult. The thing that I wish would just…go away!

I’m a boy.

K doesn’t know this. If I tell her that I’m a boy…I could lose K’s friendship forever. Well, here comes the big questions and, unfortunately, there are no do-overs in life so I have to answer it correctly or suffer the consequences:

Do I tell K?

If I tell her I’m a boy, one of three things could happen:

  1. She hates me.
  2. She accepts me.
  3. She comes out to me. <— (extremely unlikely)

 

If she ended up hating me…that would just be horrible. She was my best friend. If I don’t tell her, I’ll have to suffer through constant misgendering and deadnaming. (Misgendering is the act of referring to a person as a gender other than their gender identity. For instance, using female pronouns for me even though I’m a boy. This can be malicious but usually it’s just because the person knew me before my transition and doesn’t know I’m a boy. Deadnaming is the act of referring to a Transgender individual by their birth name instead of their preferred name.)

It’s horrible to be a called a girl. The feeling is so painful. I hate it. But is it worth it for her? She is my best friend after all…

I don’t know what to do. I’ll update after I text her.