just heard about waterfall literally like an hour ago but lets give it a shot
i dont know how to mix or master but i love len. is that not enougj
I've been developing my personal vocaloid interpretation some more and like. so like. okay hear me out. the prototypical vocaloid is an android - almost all of them are androids, including all the cryptonloids, all the AHS 'loids, etc, etc, which means that they were made by their companies as robots, like, they have blueprints and were all constructed out of pistons, servos etc.
BUT wouldn't it be fun if some of the monster 'loids - like oliver and fukase - were grown? like, they're organic beings? test tube children?
that adds a whole 'nother layer to the ethicality of the situation. it's horrifying. I love it
I was playing around with layer modes and now I have a Miku!!
people on mastodon liked my trans miku drawing so i presented to them another hc
Miku at Coachella Miku at Coachella Miku at Coachella Miku at Coachella (twitter)
age is really hard to quantify in vocaloid, at least if you interpret it the way I do. If I create a soft-scifi AI in 2007, intending it to act like a 16-year-old, but also making it capable of maturing and learning in its own way, how old is it in 2020? The simplest answer might be that it's still 16. After all, how can an AI age? Even if it's maturing, it's not really aging, is it?
well... I'm not sure I agree with that. That begs the question - how do you define age in this scenario? What does it mean to be 16 if you have no body, no brain, an inhuman mind? Is it even possible to draw a comparison between an AI's developmental stages and the developmental stages of a human?
Maybe it would be more accurate to say that it was 0 in 2007 and 13 in 2020. But that's not right either, since the intelligence level of a 0-year-old-child does not map to the intelligence level of hatsune miku in 2007, or at least i sure hope it doesn't. I feel it would be disingenuous to make that comparison.
to explore an alternate scenario - if the AI was 16 in 2007, and it's been 13 years since then, one might say that the AI is 29. But does it really age at the same rate as a human? How can you quantify that? What defines the rate of aging? It all comes back to the same question: how do you map the mental age of an inhuman being to the mental age of a normal human?
the more I think about it, the more troubling the initial scenario is. Otomachi una's canonical age is 11 years old. What is the end goal of creating an AI that acts like an 11-year-old girl? In an industry rife with pedophilia, this idea is scary. Honestly, I don't want to have to deal with it, so I like to handwave it with a sentiment like "well, the mind gets more complex with age and thus harder to program - so it makes sense that a for-profit company would choose to program a younger mind." (This is ignoring the fact that I tend to think of her as ~14 anyway, which is, again, because the idea of an 11-year-old AI disturbs me.)
it's interesting to see the different ways people imagine the vocaloid universe.
like on one end of the spectrum you have the classic human AUs, where the vocaloids are usually idols or contract singers. Similarly, you have the AUs where they're androids or robots. Sometimes vocaloids of the same company live together, sometimes they live separately.
it's rarer, but you also see the AUs where they don't have physical bodies and only exist in cyberspace.
then there's differing takes on how to interpret story-based PVs that use the vocaloids as their characters, like Suki Kirai or Seraphim on the Ring. Usually, people either interpret each PV as its own distinct AU, or they assume that the 'loids in the PVs are just actors - that at the end of the day they'll wrap up production and go back home to wherever they live.
a take I saw recently is that the vocaloids are not... really fictional, and are actually somewhat aware of the passing of time in real life. Like, they were different people in 2009 than they were in 2019. This interpretation tends to take into account the shifting of popular fan interpretation, like how in 2008, miku and the kagamines were percieved to be rivals, but now in 2020 they're percieved to be friends - the idea is that they genuinely were rivals to each other 10 years ago, but over the course of a decade+, they've become closer and kinder.
nowadays my headcanon seems to be that vocaloids live in cyberspace by default, but most of them have android bodies as well so they can interact with the real world and act in PVs. I used to be really partial to the each-song-is-its-own-AU interpretation, but there's less fun in that most of the time. On the other hand, certain ships get a lot more uncomfortable if you don't take each PV as its own distinct universe with its own rules... I generally assume the best case scenario.
it occurs to me that i forgot to post this nonbinary pride ritsu
Something I drew for Luka's 10th anniversary back in January! I chose the Miku Symphony design for it because c'mon, she's gorgeous.
I may not be as into Vocaloid as I used to be, but I still love Luka and her songs, and I look forward to hearing them for 10 more years!
!!!! some of th art i made using th animal jam art studio (very bad. no layers. no anti-aliasing) vbnm,mnbvc bnm!!!!!! i made th miku 1 like a month or so ago nd th othr 2 r recent :333