So I went to a concert yesterday, of a virtual singer.
Her name is Hatsune Miku, she is a singing synthesizer application with a female persona (according to Wikipedia).
She performs her concerts using animated projections on this sheer screen, which is pretty awesome.
What I am amazed more of is her fans. The entire place is packed and there were glow sticks everywhere. Before the concert even started everyone was chanting “Miku, Miku”, as if she’s a real person waiting backstage.
See this little blur? This is her, when she appears.
The photo is just a little blurred. Because, even though I’m really short and can only afford tickets in the last section, I can still see her pretty clearly.
It was quite a fun concert, because everyone was waving their glowing sticks and singing along.
I found some videos on YouTube of her MikuPa concert in Singapore:
Oh and my favorite, Kagamine Len:
I just love Len, he is adorable. I can rewatch this all day.
There is a word in German: Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz. And the closest translation would be…’Lifelong Treasure of Destiny.’ And Victoria is wunderbar, but she is not my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz. She is my Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand, you know? It means…’the thing that is almost the thing that you want…but it’s not quite.’ Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz is not something that develops over time. It is something that happens instantaneously.It courses through you like the water of a river after a storm…filling you and emptying you all at once. You feel it throughout your body…in your hands…in your heart…in your stomach…in your skin…Have you ever felt this way about someone? If you have to think about it, you have not felt it. Everyone does eventually. You just never know when or where.
Dominic Wilcox’s latest project, titled “There’s No Place Like Home” GPS shoes go where no man has gone before with their GPS powered software. You upload your destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable. You activate the GPS (located in the left heel) via a heel click. The data from the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe, which shows the progress made on a row of lights. Your shoes point you to your destination, Just like in the fairytales.
Hello Kitty in the book is a term for Asian American women who are seen as harmless and, ideally, as voiceless:
I hate Hello Kitty.
I hate her for not having a mouth or fangs like a proper kitty. She can’t eat, bite off a nipple or finger, give head, tell anyone to go and fuck his mother or lick herself. She has no eyebrows, so she can’t look angry. She can’t even scratch your eyes out. Just clawless, fangless, voiceless, with that placid, blank expression topped by a pink ribbon.
Poor Hello Kitty. Having to go around itchy, unlicked, un-scratched. Tortured by her own filth.
Even though it’s called Lite, this is a full game, and it’s ad-free. The full version of the game will be available soon in select countries (with some additional features, like *hint* win IRL prizes…? *hint*).