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CUL【修正】 by さうざんと

I just read on Vocaloidism that a demo song for CUL has been released.

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There are so many covers of Magnet out there now that I lost count long ago. It’s a long time since I heard any new ones from the folks on NND, though, so I was pretty surprised to see this. I suppose no one really gets tired of this song. I still remember a lot of the lyrics, more than any other Vocaloid song; it’s probably because it was one of the songs that really introduced me to Vocaloid music.

Just warning you: Yaoi alert from the beginning up to about 1:38. I felt too awkward listening to what they were saying and ended up skipping to the song. xD

Choumiryou sure had a manly voice. o_o;; I thought Freedel sounded just so-so, though I looked up some other covers to get a better idea. And I found this: a cover of Maji Love 1000%, the Uta no Prince-sama ending theme. Freedel has changed the lyrics, but unfortunately I don’t know enough Japanese to figure out what he’s saying that’s so funny. :\

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A full song using the upcoming I-style project Vocaloid, Aoki Lapis, was just released.

I like her design, and I guess her voice is pretty cute, but I can’t help but wish that there would be some more mature-sounding Vocaloids (most of the female Vocaloids have relatively cutesy voices) or perhaps another male Vocaloid. Well, the English Vocaloid Oliver has gotten some new demos as well today, which you can listen to here, and I think they sound pretty nice (I prefer the Scarborough Fair demo personally, though). But I would like to hear some more male Japanese Vocaloids sometime. Or have appends for Luka. ;_;

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image by LeChat

Before I begin, I want to give a big shout-out to Shiroihime and MoonRadience for the birthday gifts. Shiroihime drew me a lovely picture of Miku, which I would post except for that I’d have to cover up our real names on it first. :p MoonRadience also made me a drawing and sent me a Durarara happy birthday song. Thanks so much to both you, I really do appreciate it. 🙂

This is going to be a pretty short post (compared to usual, and compared to the one I’m currently writing :p), and maybe you noticed that I’ve stopped putting the diamond symbol before the post and NOT capitalizing what should be capitalized. XD From now on I will be properly capitalizing my post titles and not putting the diamond anymore…not that either of those changes is particularly notable.

What I mean by Black Rock Shooter being back is that an anime is going to be made for it! (I heard about it here) Sure, there was already the OVA, but honestly I didn’t like that very much. I hope that the anime’s going to be like what I expected, with lots of blue flames and gunshots and whatnot. Well, if the world does end in 2012, I can die happy as long as the BRS anime doesn’t disappoint.

I am a pretty big fan of the Black Rock Shooter song, which I found out about due to my Vocaloid music obsession. I did attempt to sing the song once as an audition for a chorus on Youtube, but I’m afraid I couldn’t sing it well (can’t really sing most songs that have high notes..and my idea of high is lower than most females, too, which is even more pitiful) so I had to give up on that.

Anyways, I’m also fond of the character herself; I’d say I like her more than the design of the Hatsune Miku. That’s probably because of the weapons, and of course the blue flames (which remind me of Ao no Exorcist, one of my other major shippings!).

By the way, going off tangent a little bit here…Has anyone read the Ao no Exorcist manga? If so, what do you think of it? I’ve recently been hearing folks say that (such as the manga is better than the anime), and that the anime isn’t following the manga’s storyline anymore…? Is that true?

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I’m not sure if almost being attacked by a goose counts as bad luck. It does look like, however, that it’s a part of a series of unfortunate events, because I hear that bad things come in threes.

For one, our garage is having issues again. Whenever I try to get the door to come down, it stops partway and then tries to go back up again. I have to keep clicking the button on my garage door opening device until it finally manages to get all the way down. …And even then, the garage door still tries to go back up. I’m thinking that the Rin/Len Kagamine song called “Remote Control” should have its lyrics rewritten to complain about my struggles with the garage door. I’ve even taken to going out through the front door (gasp! I pretty much never use the front door unless guests are over) just to avoid dealing with it. I’m worried that someday the garage will try to open on its own while I’m not around, and someone will come in and steal my bike. (This has happened before. My dad had his bike stolen many years ago, only it wasn’t from the garage)

As for the other bad thing, it happened to my mother. We’ve always had issues with chairs and the legs of the beds in our house. Many times I’ve gotten up at night to use the bathroom and ended up stubbing my toe against a chair leg. It’s happened so much that I suggested getting a bed with special legs so that you won’t kick it (I saw an ad for it in a magazine), though as usual my parents weren’t paying attention. Well, now my mother was walking to the bathroom at night and her toes hit a chair leg really hard. She didn’t think it was a problem that night, but the next morning it hurt a lot and she couldn’t walk properly. Turns out that she’s fractured a bone (or bones) in her pinky toe. It’ll take six weeks or so for her to recover.

What a bummer. Just the previous night we were thinking about going swimming sometime soon. Looks like I’ll be swimming solo. There’s practically no chance that my dad would ever agree to go swimming. When we were in Hawaii a couple years back, my mom and I were drifting out in the ocean…My dad, on the other hand, paced back and forth on the beach, an angry expression on his face. Barely got his feet wet and had only a sunburn to show for it.

But I guess it’d still be nice to go to the beach sometime. I’d like to go swimming in the ocean again. It’s really salty and makes the undersides of my arms sting, but it’s still…both relaxing and strenuous at the same time. A vacation-y sort of exercise.

I suppose in the end I can’t enjoy it as completely as I used to be able to. At this age there’s too much to worry about. I have to study to take my SATs, and these days it seems colleges expect you to get really serious about some extracurricular, and spend your summers on a job or internship or volunteering or something…It takes the fun out of the things I enjoy, being told by college prep people that I have to go make money or enter competitions with my hobbies. I never should’ve written Stanford and Harvard down as colleges I want to go to, because it’s not true…Sure I’d like to go there, but that’s not my goal.

Then I end up wondering why I’m so afraid to aim high. Maybe it’s fear of failure; that has always worried me. Maybe I’m trying not to do whatever everyone else is doing again. I know it’s silly of me to do – just because something is popular doesn’t make it bad. But I feel like I can’t just go along with the flow without thinking it through first. I think that I’ll lose what makes me unique if I follow what other people are doing. Sometimes I don’t want to be like other people and sometimes I do. I don’t really know who I want to be anymore.

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I spend a lot of time on the Internet for two reasons in particular: To look at artwork, and to avoid thinking about important matters (namely, my homework). But, of course, it's only a temporary measure, and soon enough deadlines are bound to come calling. Many evenings I end up scrambling to do my homework, cursing myself for spending so much time on the Internet. (Seriously, though, it's so hard to keep track of time on the Internet. It really feels like no time has passed at all.)

And surprise, surprise! I was wandering around Flickr the other day when I Read more »

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These past few days I've been watching the anime Angel Beats. It's already been a while since the anime came out – that was back around April to June 2010 – which is typical for me. I tend to watch older anime first and then gradually work my way up to more recent animes, so I guess I've been making pretty good progress if I'm able to watch some 2010 animes from time to time. (I think there still might be a couple of 2007 animes that I haven't watched yet, like Shattered Angels. Funny that its name is also about angels. :p)

Well, as is the case with me and most animes I've watched, I wasn't particularly intrigued by the beginning, but it got better as it went on (I felt that way about Durarara!! too). I'll try not to spoil it for those of you who have not seen it and might want to see it in the future.

I've heard it mentioned before that Yuri Nakamura, one of the protagonists of Angel Beats!, resembles Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (otherwise called Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu).
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